March Babies #5

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Dinosauraddict Wed 11-Dec-19 15:08:53

Hi All, starting new thread as our old one is about to hit 1,000. Tagging the regulars for ease: @Jesskir89 @MissPepper8 @maria94 @whiskersonkittenss @barnyb @ineedanotherholiday @Keyboard91 @MunchyMunchkin @jollybobs89 smile

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barnyb Wed 11-Dec-19 16:00:40


whiskersonkittenss Wed 11-Dec-19 17:50:41


MissPepper8 Wed 11-Dec-19 19:46:30

Thank you 😊, nearly there ladies xx

doggeek Wed 11-Dec-19 19:59:16


maria94 Wed 11-Dec-19 20:00:38

Thank you! 😊

Jesskir89 Wed 11-Dec-19 23:31:37

@dinosauraddict thank you for the new thread x

atomcats Thu 12-Dec-19 07:02:31


whiskersonkittenss Thu 12-Dec-19 10:06:08

Had anyone decided on which nappies to use yet? He's my first baby and I have no idea which are the best. Some of my friends say aldi but other friends say they're very plasticky

Dinosauraddict Thu 12-Dec-19 10:33:10

My friends all seem to vote for Pampers or Lidl's own, but it's my first too so I have no experience!

Tough 24 hours in my world, ended up back in hospital again last night with reduced movements although baby's heartbeat was strong which is good. Got emergency scan booked.

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Jesskir89 Thu 12-Dec-19 17:06:01

@dinosauraddict When's your scan? How you feeling? @whiskersonkittenss I'm going to try pampers and lidl and see which I prefer x

Dinosauraddict Thu 12-Dec-19 17:16:19

@Jesskir89 scan 3pm tomorrow. Still not feeling very much movement so quite worried. Going to get DH to take me out for dinner tonight to distract me I think! I might see which nappies I can buy in bulk in Costco and go from there! grin

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Jesskir89 Thu 12-Dec-19 17:47:51

@Dinosauraddict keep me posted but it's good his heartbeat is strong. What do they think it could be? And good point I'm literally down the road from Costco I'll have a look this weekend xx

whiskersonkittenss Thu 12-Dec-19 20:00:10

@Dinosauraddict I have everything crossed for you!! I'm sure baby is okay. They love worrying us don't they πŸ™„πŸ’–πŸ’–

ttc19 Thu 12-Dec-19 20:17:08

@whiskersonkittenss @Dinosauraddict With my daughter we always bought nappies at Tesco's, the price was very reasonable.. this was over 5 years ago mind. I believe pampers are overpriced and no better than the Tesco ones we used. This time we have an Aldi with us so I'll be buying those x

MissPepper8 Thu 12-Dec-19 21:18:50

@whiskersonkittenss I did Aldi for first 4 sizes (on off pampers) I actually found them better than Pampers with DS as they seemed more of a better fit (he use to wee up his back ect). He's in size 5 now, pampers pull ups are the best choice for us right now, i went pull ups cause of potty training (same thing as pants I guess). I was thinking of going cloth this time actually, I was keen with DS and they have nappy banks where you can try them before you buy x

@Dinosauraddict Hope you're OK lovely, and they scan you soon. I had a slow day yesterday with baby but soon as I saw my mw baby was moving. Its really freaking scary.

We bulk buy from Costco, AFAIK Pampers are the only ones they stock but we get a good deal. They also do Huggies water wipes and the Pure water wipes in boxes (think it's 12 water wipes for 22 and 5 quid for the Huggies when on offer) xx

Jesskir89 Thu 12-Dec-19 22:11:01

What wipes is everyone using when first born? Or would you use water and cotton buds?

atomcats Thu 12-Dec-19 22:21:01

I’m thinking of going down the reusable route for nappies and wipes. I’ve been looking at the Nappy Lady website and perhaps it’s naivety but I think it might be doable πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

whiskersonkittenss Thu 12-Dec-19 23:49:35

@Jesskir89 im going to use cotton wool and lotion. Maybe just water when he's first here

MissPepper8 Fri 13-Dec-19 01:26:41

@atomcats Look out for nappy libraries near yourself lovely, I found two. I think initially I'll go with the bamboo nappies and then take baby to a nappy bank near me.

@Jesskir89 I think I used cotton wool and water, I took a pack of water wipes with me to hospital though. I was desperate to use Cheeky wipes (reusable ones) with DS but DH wouldn't let me, so this time I twisted his arm πŸ˜‚ xx

Jesskir89 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:09:50

Thanks ladies I didn't even know they had reusable wipes. And @misspepper8 what's a nappy libary or bank? @dinosauraddict good luck for today please keep us posted x

Dinosauraddict Fri 13-Dec-19 16:35:28

Thanks everyone, I really need a handhold tonight. So basically, baby is rather large (90th centile), I have polyhydranimos (lots of excess fluid), they think I have GD, and the most concerning thing is that they've seen a 'shadow' which could possibly be fluid on the baby's brain. I've had 4 people review ultrasound scans from 2 different machines and they're all going 'ooh I think it probably looks ok, but I'm not sure and it might be fluid, or might just be a shadow'. So helpful. Got to go back Monday to see consultant, have another scan and let fetal medicine review. They've told me to try not to worry over the weekend - wasted bloody sentence that was!!

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Jesskir89 Fri 13-Dec-19 18:28:18

@dinosauraddict I'm sorry to hear you've had such a shit day. If course you're going to worry but you can only hope it's a shadow. Why do they think you've got GD? And if the baby's big what are their plans?

Dinosauraddict Fri 13-Dec-19 19:16:57

@Jesskir89 meeting with consultant Monday to discuss plans, but doesn't sound like I'll be going to 40 weeks. I don't want an ELCS though due to risk of infection (my immune system doesn't function properly) so it might be a case of being induced early I guess. I don't really know right now. They've also said that I'm at risk of premature labour anyway, so it might not even come to that. Re GD, large baby and polyhydramnios are both symptoms, and I was high risk anyway (due to slightly high BMI, and metformin for PCOS).

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MissPepper8 Fri 13-Dec-19 19:39:05

@Jesskir89 Atomcats mention the Nappy Lady website, basically she reccomends her quiz for which reusable nappies are the best to suit your life style (and you can buy kits from the site). I'd want to try before investing 100 odd quid on nappies so Nappy Libraries are set up so you can try before (like loan them). I live in Wales so near me I think I've got 2 and one that posts. So you'd get given a few brands and liners, and see how you get on.

I'm not sure on the nappies (think it's a bit daunting, you know?) but I really want to buy a cheeky wipes bundle near the time.

@Dinosauraddict Ah lovely I hope this is all unnecessary worry about baby and it all goes smoothly, it's super shit they've done this to you on a Friday, the consultant should of seen you today, just think it's cruel to leave your questions unanswered over a weekend. Big hugs x

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