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SnapFrakkleAndPop Tue 22-Mar-11 13:00:14

Raspberry leaf brew and biscuit all round.

Continuation from here. No Mofo C bombs yet been dropped in the delivery room although our first 2 babies have arrived. Congrats to gormers and Jo, we hope your little ones are still doing great.

<fingers crossed the subject line fits!>

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ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 22-Mar-11 13:04:54

Thanks for starting this off Frakk smile

I feel cheated about your volcano now, the article said it was the most active volcano on the planet. I had visions of Dante's Peak and everything grin

I am getting an acidy feeling when I've got an empty stomach. I thought you were meant to get it when you've eaten??

Petalouda Tue 22-Mar-11 13:06:46

Woo, new thread! Still only 2 babies though...

... come on babies!

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 22-Mar-11 13:08:05

Meant to say, as the sun has peeped its head out today and it's lovely and mild, I wore my Birki's to go and pick ds up from pre-school.

God it was lovely just slipping a pair of shoes on instead of bending down huffing and puffing!

SnapFrakkleAndPop Tue 22-Mar-11 13:08:29

It is the most active volcano on the planet, it never stops sicking up and occasionally projectile vomits lava but it's not very dangerous (unless you live in the path of the lava flows!) or particularly spectacular.

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BeetleBaby Tue 22-Mar-11 13:13:18

>Looks round at shiney new thread, nods in approval, goes to make a fish finger sarnie and brew for lunch grin <

JustKeepSwimming Tue 22-Mar-11 13:18:34

Well done on new thread

Just watching OBEM from last night, probably a bad idea but still...

MrsWajs Tue 22-Mar-11 13:31:58

Oooh beetle I love fish fingers sarnies!! Great comfort food!

Fabulous new thread Frakk

Still got this stinking cold nose feel like it's been deep fried and is all crusty and sore and to top it all I'm practically losing my voice! DP will be happy I'm sure!

MrsWajs Tue 22-Mar-11 13:39:16

Saw bits n bobs of OBEM last night and was a bit :O at the young girls teeth!! Figured if you were getting free dental care whilst pg, you'd maybe think about getting them repaired?! Although maybe everyone isn't as vain as me!!

On the subject of beauty treatments I have booked myself a pedicure for a few weeks time and have booked final hair appointment for week before LO is due although hairdresser has stipulated that I must bring a chaperone with me!! Think she's under the impression that if I go into labour whilst there that baby will appear before colour is developed!! Bless her.
Decided not to bother with waxing of lady garden - I'm not a fan at the best of times and doubt that getting it done at 38 weeks will be any less painful than it normally is!! I'll rope in DP for a bit of pruning I think! Attempted to do it myself on sunday with no success, I really just can't see it!

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 22-Mar-11 13:51:57

Oh yes, the teeth. How can someone so young have such awful teeth? I was mesmerised by them. I hope she takes advantage of the free dental care for one year post partum! I did think they were a lovely couple though and the bike trailer made me giggle smile

MrsW - get some tissues with balsam, they are great when you have a cold.

Was it Aussie who asked about nappies? I think 15 will be more than ok. If you are only staying in for a few hours or a day (from memory) they really don't pee and poo that much in their first few days as their oral intake isn't that much. They have the meconium and any amniotic fluid they've swallowed, then it's just colostrom for a few days. You also don't need to change every wee, but you do need to change every poo.

The moses basket has been dismantled, stripped and the lining and hood are in the washing machine. Lord knows why I'm bothering though as if this one is like his brothers he'll probably spend the sum total of about 10 hours in the bloody thing!

Oh, and a good tip for your moses basket/crib is to put a spare clean, folded sheet under the matress. That way if there is a late night vomit or poo explosion a clean sheet is at hand - voila!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 22-Mar-11 14:03:27

Lovely new thread

Cycle - that does help actually. I was so away with the fairies with DS that I didn't even realise they had started slicing me open until I asked the anaesthetist how much longer we'd be waiting and he told me they had started 5 minutes ago!

MrsW - I had my last cut 2 weeks ago - my hairdresser is down near my Mum and so I think she thought that at least Mum or Dad could take me to hospital if things kicked off!

Aussie - I have got a pack of 26 nappies in my hospital bag, but I know that I will be in for 2 nights minimum because of my blood sugar. If I am in longer than that then DH can always bring some more.
You will get through about 8-10 nappies a day for the first couple of weeks at least.

ILike - I dug out some ballet flats about a week ago, just can't face the whole sock thing any longer! I see stars when I stand up again, which can't be good - although I did manage to do a foot scrub and moisturiser in the shower this morning. DS was watching with interest as I wobbled away grin

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 22-Mar-11 14:35:47

I shouldn't be here so I'm about to write something a bit cryptic which will prompt me into asking you a question later.

reminder song.

JustKeepSwimming Tue 22-Mar-11 14:40:37

Very cryptic grin

I think i'm slightly living in la-la-land about the arrival of this baby, weird with DC3 but there's always something else to be doing.

What does everyone else have on their 'to do pre-baby' lists?

I have booked a haircut, want to book a pg massage & maybe a pedicure (just for fun i'm not really a makeup/beauty person).
All practical stuff i think is done, cot/crib/pram/baby nappies bought, etc.

What am i not thinking of?

I'm rubbish at making a playlist for ipod stuff but i have an ipod bit on my iphone so feel i should be able to use that for a labour playlist.

Things for HB?
biscuits & tea for MWs - lots in stock
want an offcut of carpet for under the pool (hard kitchen floor)
maybe a sign for the door to knock quietly (assuming it's nighttime and the boys are asleep)
anything else?

JenAT Tue 22-Mar-11 15:12:31

Love the new thread title.

beetle fish finger sandwiches, yummy. Got me wanting one right now.

MrsWajs its horrible being full of cold isn't it. but better to get it out of the way now before baby arrives.

Lis sorry to hear about your Grandma.

I'm still stranded on the bed with this bloody pain in my left side. Tried to get into my Dads car yesterday and had to give up as the pain was so bad it makes me cry whenever I move. Getting bored and frustrated as there so much I want to be doing like getting the nursery sorted. I may have to resort to some retail therapy via the internet. My Mum and Dad have been wonderful, they came round this morning to do some cleaning for me. Dad is seriously good at vacuuming, the place is spotless, much better than when I do it!

Wonder who will be joining Gormers and Jo on the postnatal board first? It surely can't be long now.

kitstwins Tue 22-Mar-11 15:25:46

Frakk thanks for the new thread. Back from seeing my stand-in consultant. Apparently she doesn't reckon anything will happen in the next 48 hours as my tummy is still nice and soft but has predicted I won't go overdue. Famous last words...

Okay, I have the following left on my To Do list:
- Make another batch of soup
- More cake for the freezer
- Make list of people to text post-birth (or better still, set up a group list on my phone, assuming I can rise to such technological feats!)
- Talk my husband through the contents of my hospital bag. My doula's tip - apparently if my husband knows what is in there then we're less likely to have frustrating conversations as he plays hunt-the-Gaviscon amidst my overpacked bag.
You will see most of it invovles food.

Bought some witchhazel today from Boots (apparently excellent for spraying on maternity pads & chucking in the fridge if you have a tear). Oh and some more sterilising wipes for my epi-no. Technically the Epi-no should cancel out the need for the witchhazel but I'm not taking any chances, especially since my progress is so feeble on that front. Although I HAVE made it to 6cm now..

Oh and do I win the award for weirdest activity? Shoved a piece of garlic up myself last night (ahem) on the advice of my doula. I've got to do my GBS swab test and apparently the garlic kills any lingering bugs up there so will hopefully guarantee me a negative swab result. Yes, I spent ten minutes last night stitching double-strength thread through a clove of garlic to fashion myself a garlic tampon. Christ!

Justkeep can't think of any extra home birth props. I reckon if you've got tea and biscuits then you're well away.

SarahJinx Tue 22-Mar-11 15:26:53

Sorry, I missed it, where is the PN board to be found, and what is it called?

SarahJinx Tue 22-Mar-11 15:30:12

Ps Kit bloody hell.

SnapFrakkleAndPop Tue 22-Mar-11 15:30:24

Postnatal

We're not "kicking back drinking lactulose cocktails and riding the maternity surfboard" on there yet though!

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Cyclebump Tue 22-Mar-11 15:42:28

Garlic up your area?! hmm

Have picked up the crib mattress, bought a few more outfits and am now drinking RLT.

Am so pleased to hear the nappy talk. Although I'll be attempting reusables I'm planning to phase them in. Bought a second pack of 26 newborn nappies today and DP thinks I'm mad to 'stockpile'. I'm sure we'll use them.

Was mortified in the supermarket though. My dad told off a child!

The child, who was about four, was wailing and whining and far behind his mum. He bumped into my dad who leaned down and said 'You should behave!' in a very stern voice. To be fair, the child did stop whining but I was so embarrassed. Dad is 6ft 7" and forgets how scary he is, he's always been outspoken but since his stroke two years ago any social boundaries have gone out of the window.

chillikat Tue 22-Mar-11 15:52:22

There's not too much left on my baby to do list; I've got to pick up a couple of nursing bras from M&P and some more nappy outers from Mothercare (handily next to M&P). I've also got a cross stitch which I really need to get finished and framed. My general 'things to do on maternity leave' list still includes de-scaling the kettle and iron(!), fill in an address book we got for Christmas, email family tree info to my auntie, sort MP3s and photos but most of those things have been on the list for ages so I'm not really worried about them. I just like to have a list
Kits you certainly get the prize for garlic! At least you shouldn't have any vampire problems

SnapFrakkleAndPop Tue 22-Mar-11 16:03:32

We have 4 packs of disposables. I'm planning to get BF going before tackling saving the planet.

Yowch at the garlic!

I'm managing to get absolutely nothing done. At all. Although I bought DHs presents for Friday it's his birthday.

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ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 22-Mar-11 16:48:54

I've heard about the garlic trick kits, it's also recommended for stubborn thrush. If I had known about it when pg with ds1 I was so bloody desperate to get of thrush that I would have stuck a clove of garlic up my fanny!

I've got so much to do that it will take me too long to type it out blush, however saying that, if the baby does come early we will get by.

Ok, my question to you all is:

Do you have a song that reminds you of this pregnancy?

I thought about this because I spend a lot of time listening to the radio (mostly Radio 2 blush ) and I've fallen in love with a song they play all of the time:

Me & Tenessee, Tim McGraw & Gwyneth Paltrow

I'm rather blush about liking it because I usually despise Country & Western, but non the less I love it and whenever I hear it I feel very emotional and I think of this pregnancy.

I have pregnancy songs for ds1 and 2 as well, and they still make me very emotional whenever I hear them because they remind me of such a special time smile

JustKeepSwimming Tue 22-Mar-11 17:45:03

eek at garlic!!

ILike - i like that kind of mellow C&W rather than the Yee-Haw style, could do with a cd of mixed stuff with that style on, any recommendations?

1stTimeMother Tue 22-Mar-11 17:45:05

Great new thread Frakk well organised!

My pregnancy list is not very organised at the moment. I keep thinking there's no urgency and I've got most of the stuff I think I need in the house, all baby stuff is washed, it's just nothing is put away properly.. nursery is still my dressing room/storage room and will be till builders are done... but then I am 35+4 and should probably be a little more in control than I am.

Have had a rather lovely day though - DH decided to work from home and we went for an amazing walk in the sunshine this afternoon which just took away from aches & pains and made me feel very smiley and happy.

1stTimeMother Tue 22-Mar-11 17:47:18

oooh and yes to C&W... I watched the Jeff Bridges film 'Crazy Heart' the other week and the soundtrack is brilliant. Need to find more like that. ILike despite me not being a major fan of Gwyneth's, that is a really lovely song!

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