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Dec 08: but that doesn't mean you can touch my bump!

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rosmerta Wed 03-Sep-08 15:18:27

New thread with bisou's title suggestion smile

Beans33 Wed 03-Sep-08 15:19:44

HURRAY! Bump-touchers Begone! Well done Rosmerta!

Webbi Wed 03-Sep-08 15:21:40

That's great! My mum has started to do it a bit too much, the other day she said she could feel her move but think she was making it up!

Veggiemummy Wed 03-Sep-08 15:22:02

cheers Rosemerta

Hey i just posted on the last thread about your shower story, so funny.

Veggiemummy Wed 03-Sep-08 15:24:40

hehe DH has felt veggiebaby heaps but sometimes swears he feels him hen he hasn't moved and i say no he didn't kick and he swears he did, i then explain that i would be able to feel the kick too, to which he can't really argue.

Veggiemummy Wed 03-Sep-08 15:25:26

oh i meant to say Beans your shower story is funny.

Beans33 Wed 03-Sep-08 15:30:11

thanks veggie - was very difficult moment!

Re DH saying they feel it move when they don't - mine has done it a couple of times, but I don't have the heart to tell him he's wrong because he's only felt it move a couple of times and is getting depressed! I let a girl at work have a feel yesterday and lo and behold, the little bugger gave a great big kick - much more than it ever does for DH!

Purple79 Wed 03-Sep-08 15:44:39

Brilliant thread name!!

webbi yep im a first timer also, due 17th Dec, we found out at our last scan that we're having a girl. My mums the same, she lives abroad but shes over a week at the mo - she hasn't stopped touching my bump, s'pose she making up for lost time..

katie3677 Wed 03-Sep-08 15:54:15

Veggiemummy LOL, it's actually me with the snoring problem! DH getting very huffy about it as he has to get up very early for work. Unfortunately, spare room is currently being made into nursery and sofa is far too small. It's only in pregnancy that I have a snoring problem - honest! Will see what Boots has to offer in the nasal strips department tomorrow, although one more night like last night and DH will probably leave me!

Purple79 Wed 03-Sep-08 15:58:11

beans lol at your story! although i'd die grin

Beans33 Wed 03-Sep-08 16:05:47

katie - try propping a pillow behind your back so you can't roll onto it? That might help. I've had a night of diabolical snoring - but only the one so far - sure there'll be more!

I sort of wish my Mum would touch my bump more. She's not that interested as she already has 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. Although she did say this summer "I can't believe my baby is having a baby" - I'm the youngest. but other than that, she's not that interested and if I talk about it too much she tells me I'm dull! Plus every time I speak to her she says "no need to put on more than a stone and a half darling". Oops. Too late now!

Purple79 Wed 03-Sep-08 16:14:31

Thats exactly what my mum says 'my baby is having a baby' whereas im the eldest (out of 2) and this is her 1st grandchild.. which is sweet. But she doesn't want to be called nan, nana, grandma, anything that associates her with being 'old' she wants a hip young name.. im like 'WHAT MOTHER! Why cant you be normal!!!

Beans33 Wed 03-Sep-08 16:23:52

My aunt and uncle are known as "Gary and Poi" for some reason by their grandchildren! I like Granny - think it's really sweet. Mine were Tigger and Bunt, which was unusual too! Still got a set, who are just straight Granny and Grandpa. In fact, Granny is 90 a week on Friday and Grandpa 94 in a month. LORD!

rosmerta Wed 03-Sep-08 16:25:00

Its a bit confusing for us, we've gone for the boring nan & grandad but we have 2 sets so ds doesn't always know which one we're referring to!

RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 03-Sep-08 16:27:01

My parents are Granny Meg and Poppa, DH's are Nana and Grandad - altho they are separated and don't come as a pair so to speak...

Beans33 Wed 03-Sep-08 16:30:37

oh my gosh, I've suddenly hit a wall of exhaustion and still got an hour at work. I actually don't know how I'm going to make it through. What do you lot do when that happens? It's extraordinary. Physically spent - my eyes will hardly stay open. yaaaaaaaaaaaawn.

Purple79 Wed 03-Sep-08 16:47:17

I have a secret cat nap at my desk only for about 10mins, sorts my right out.
If not try andgo outside for 10 or so mins for some fresh air.. say you have to because your pg grin

Beans33 Wed 03-Sep-08 16:51:32

good idea purple - or else will just go home early! Always an option. Got DH's uncle coming for dinner tonight. DH is cooking, which is such a treat - means I can put my feet up and maybe even have a kip before he arrives!

Purple79 Wed 03-Sep-08 16:56:33

Im off myself now.. bliss!! Have a good kip and feast beans

Beans33 Wed 03-Sep-08 17:04:00

Bye all - I've decided to call it a day - can't physically do any more today!
Speak tmw.

Veggiemummy Wed 03-Sep-08 17:35:25

beans i meant to say earlier about your engagement and wedding ring. I have mine on a necklace around my neck, otherwise feel a little naked.

Veggiemummy Wed 03-Sep-08 17:38:47

oh Beans you poor thing my mum would love to touch my bump bbut would need very long arms. Wasn't it your sister who is always going on about her kids but is not interested when you talk about your pregnancy.

reban Wed 03-Sep-08 18:35:34

fab title rosmerta .. and its true the more you have the less likely random people are to touch your bump .. you cant get that close to me when i have my whole clan in tow!

Bisou how fabulous being an opera singer. I am absolutely tone deaf but it must be wonderful being gifted and able to do something you genuinely love for a living do you sing to your bump?

We have granny and grandad and nanny and grandad so no female confusion and we see my dad so little that the kids generally know we are talking about dp's stepdad.

Congrats on your wedding indith am very jealous. My dp and i have been engaged forever and i am a little sick of having a different surname to my children but we both have big families and circles of friends that the cost would be ridiculous so just cant justify it at the mo hmm especially when we need to buy a new house and a minibus to house all these children!

Veggiemummy Wed 03-Sep-08 18:48:07

DS calls DH's parents A-ma and Un-cong the Hokkien chinese version for grandparents (not sure about spelling) and my stepfather we all call Pippy cos his name is Phillip so all their granchildren call them Pippy & Nanna-Pippy. My nieces call their other grand parents Pa & Nanna-Pa so it's the man who provides the distinction as both grandmothers wanted to be called Nanna so it stopped confusion IYSWIM

waitinggirl Wed 03-Sep-08 18:49:02

*mrs indith* congrats - hope you had a wonderful time. i was quite surprised by how wonderful i found the whole wedding thing. my cynicism prepared me for it to be a celebration of commercialism, and somehow it was utterly utterly joyous. i still have photos of it as my screensaver (i'm so sad). we're coming up to our second anniversary - mid october, and this autumnal air really reminds me of it.

i haven't taken dh's surname, so will have surname confusion, but if i have to be mrs evans for the sprog, sobeit. thinking of putting my surname as the sprog's 3rd middle name i.e. it gets its own first and second names and then has my surname informally and dh's surname formally.

bisou - oh, any observations you have about your voice would be wonderful - i've got a collection of MN quotes and they will form an appendix, so the more the merrier. you could either put them here, or to save boring everyone, send to v dot woodward at cssd dot ac dot uk. hope i haven't transgressed any MN ban on private communications...

beans have taken a leaf out of your book and had a wonderful new mattress delivered for our bed yesterday by john lewis (incidentally, found them to be fab). slept like a queen last night - hurrah.

no doubt like some of you my mum isn't around anymore - died nearly 7 years ago. she'd have loved this. missing her lots. bless dad, but he's just not the same.

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