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bitofadramaqueen Thu 17-Apr-08 13:16:10

Another new thread! By the time this one runs out we might have some babies!!! Although, we do chat a lot so maybe not...

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needahand Thu 17-Apr-08 13:27:21

Yeppee new and hopefully last thread! Looks like I am fine with my pasteurised camembert. Might stop just to be on the safe side though

Link:

http://www.medic8.com/healthguide/articles/listeria.html

thegreenfairy Thu 17-Apr-08 13:29:45

I am second! Wooooo!

Right, I have literally two hours work to do on our mega deadline - only prob - I'm waiting for someone to finish with the relevant work first so am now hanging around waiting. Grrrrr.

Have also just realised I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open. Need to find a sofa at work for a sneaky nap!

Good thread title dq!

Needahand re cheese - you can always have brie etc as 'cheese on toast' - that way it's been heated through and should be safe.

needahand Thu 17-Apr-08 13:32:00

apparently if it is made from pasteurised mild it is ok. I think I might be able to restraint myself for two months or like you suggested GF might cook it.

Would definitely have a sneaky nap if I were you

dylansmumplusone Thu 17-Apr-08 13:32:51

i also read that as long as it was pastuerised it was fine but my dr flipped a lid when i told her i'd been eating it so i did some more research and read only cooked. who knows, i've been pretty relaxed with that stuff this time around and i think french women probably eat them all the time!!

makecakesnotwar Thu 17-Apr-08 13:34:35

Yippee a new thread- have decided we are the chattiest bunch of ante-natalers ever!!

Re: SPD and crutches- I have been putting off getting them for the last four weks- we live in a town house and I have a bouncy dog and I just think it would be a recipe for disaster! Plus I have a walking stick which seems to get me through, and spend a LOT of time resting (bouncy dog notwithstanding!)

I ordered a few BF tops from Jojo- they look less like BF tops than the ones you get from Blooming Marvellous- to help me get through the first few weeks until I get used to it, then will wear lots of shirts/tshirts etc and flash my boobs a lot! I also ordered a couple of pairs of summer weight maternity trousers on the grounds that every post-baby woman I have worked for has been in maternity gear for a good few weeks post-birth, and I keep hoping the weather will warm up.

Ernest- agree with the rest- you are my 'mum-idol'. HAve lost the choc recipe you gave us though....could you email it? (like you don't already have enough to do !)

Hoggle Thu 17-Apr-08 13:36:35

Nice thread title, surely at least some of the babies will arrive before we're forced into starting a Cheggers-related thread grin.

Sophie, thanks for the crutch info. My SPD is also a bit one-sided, but the physio has shown me a scary pulling exercise thingy that my husband's been doing to pull my left hip back down into the right place. Seems to be making walking easier, so still optimistic I might avoid the crutches [fingers crossed emoticon].

allipalli, I'd suggest going along to the physio even if you're doing a bit better now. They should be able to give you tips to stop you doing anything that could make it worse, which could mean you might well avoid any pain at all for the rest of the pregancy or afterwards (as I understand it can take several months for the ligaments to return to normal).

Hoggle Thu 17-Apr-08 13:38:30

Cross-posted with makecakes - thanks for the info I will post my findings if I end up having to use the damned things.

PregnantPenguin Thu 17-Apr-08 13:45:21

Due to exhaustion, haven't posted recently, but want to share some good news with you all - mortgage application has been approved!!! I was convinced it wouldn't happen with all the recent news stories, so really happy now. However the huge delay does mean that we probably won't be able to move into new place until the last week of June (EDD 12 June), am I mad....?

BTW Drama Queen: "By the time this one runs out we might have some babies!!!" That is really scary.....

Just over another 4 weeks until mat leave - really wish it was next week....

sophiewd Thu 17-Apr-08 13:58:49

Just saying hello to get on to threads I'm on.

needahand Thu 17-Apr-08 14:02:08

PP sorry you are feeling exhausted but good news re mortgage.

Yes scary to think those babies are going to be here sooner rather than later (hopefully later for me)

Re SPD: my physio also puts my pelvis back in place. Very excruciating when she does but it usually fixes me up for 2 or 3 weeks if I don't overdo things.

Definitely with the jojo BF tops makescake they nearly look "normal". I did BF DD for a while and pretty much everywhere but I have never been too keen to flash any flesh so I love these tops. I also used to like wearing vests with crossover tops, that way you can lift the vest a bit and no one sees anything

bitofadramaqueen Thu 17-Apr-08 14:04:05

Can't claim credit for title - it was josey's idea!

makecakes as you'll be one of the first to pop you'll have to trial the bf tops that are out there and then post some feedback grin.

PP - that's great news on the mortgage front. You are a bit mad for moving and having a baby in the same month but I'm sure ernest will give some tips!

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needahand Thu 17-Apr-08 14:04:48

Ucake thanks for advice on the other thread re inconclusive test. I think you probably are right there might be various reasons. I did think about contamination but as you pointed out there might be a lot more reasons.

Josie57 Thu 17-Apr-08 14:11:36

PP- that's great news re mortgage application. As for the move, well you will have a good excuse not to do anything and just supervise! It will be probably be extremely tiring moving then but I'm sure you'll get through it and the excitement of being in a new home with your new little bundle will make up for the hard work.

Can't keep up with all the chat at the moment, anyone would think we have nothing better to do than obsess about babies!!!!! I really can't believe we are all in the final stages now. I saw my midwife yesterday and my bloods were good, no anaemia so now constipation inducing iron tablets for me (hurrah). BP was still low, wouldn't have been if it was tested the day before as I was v stressed about work. Baby is still head down and facing towards my back - I hope it stays there and is not just teasing me by being in the right position right up until the end when it will do a sudden flip! Worst thing was the midwife described the baby as being 'Head down and ready for exit' - NOT YET PLEASE!!!!! I think she just meant it was in a good position but it's not really what you want to hear. After my fall on Sunday and subsequent 24 hour paranoid twinge and knicker watch I think I am going to pack my hospital bag this weekend. I'm determined not to take too much this time round - poor dh could hardly lift the bags last time blush.

Ernest - you are our hero and inspiration and whenever I feel a bit tired and lazy I think of how much you have to do and give myself a kick up the backside to do whatever small thing I am putting off. I know you must be really stressed but just think about 1 day at a time or 1 hour at a time it that makes it easier to get through.

Josie57 Thu 17-Apr-08 14:11:40

PP- that's great news re mortgage application. As for the move, well you will have a good excuse not to do anything and just supervise! It will be probably be extremely tiring moving then but I'm sure you'll get through it and the excitement of being in a new home with your new little bundle will make up for the hard work.

Can't keep up with all the chat at the moment, anyone would think we have nothing better to do than obsess about babies!!!!! I really can't believe we are all in the final stages now. I saw my midwife yesterday and my bloods were good, no anaemia so now constipation inducing iron tablets for me (hurrah). BP was still low, wouldn't have been if it was tested the day before as I was v stressed about work. Baby is still head down and facing towards my back - I hope it stays there and is not just teasing me by being in the right position right up until the end when it will do a sudden flip! Worst thing was the midwife described the baby as being 'Head down and ready for exit' - NOT YET PLEASE!!!!! I think she just meant it was in a good position but it's not really what you want to hear. After my fall on Sunday and subsequent 24 hour paranoid twinge and knicker watch I think I am going to pack my hospital bag this weekend. I'm determined not to take too much this time round - poor dh could hardly lift the bags last time blush.

Ernest - you are our hero and inspiration and whenever I feel a bit tired and lazy I think of how much you have to do and give myself a kick up the backside to do whatever small thing I am putting off. I know you must be really stressed but just think about 1 day at a time or 1 hour at a time it that makes it easier to get through.

josey Thu 17-Apr-08 14:46:45

Yeah fresh thread cant see it lasting us lot though grin

PP great news of the mortgage application.

Im not going to buy nursing tops just now as I failed bismally last twice I dont think its worth the money for 6 weeks....I will prob buy some loose T-shirt tops from Tesco/Asda or the 3 for £12 out of DPs

All the talk of cakes is giving me the urge to bake....Its carrot cake I have a thing for though and Ive never made it before.

I have to say Im really angry with DHs work...since October he has been working in foreign seas and each month he has phoned and said my pay cant be right..each time he has been told no we assure you its right we wont be chasing you for any back in a few months...ha frigging ha just as he was on the way out to the airport we get the post with a "we regret to inform you due to human error we have(f**ked uo your wages)" and we will just take X amount hundreds starting next week...which is likely going to have to have him cancel his holidays for the time baby is due so we have enough spare cash to correct their cockup....sorry for ranting but I hope the dumb cow gets the sack...It has also taken them 4months to pay his expenses for 1 month as they couldnt pay into his bank account kept sending it to someone with the same name grrr Im mad.

Josie57 Thu 17-Apr-08 14:58:06

Josey - that is awful news re your dh pay, especially when you have tried to bring it to their attention. Can they not take out less for a longer period to make life easier for you?

As for carrot cake, Delia does a fantastic carrot cake recipe. I'd never made it before until a few weeks ago then thought I would have a crack at it. It has a scary long list of ingredients but is very easy to make and is sooooooo impressive. I'm planning to bake it whenever I want to impress people as it really does taste sooo good.

needahand Thu 17-Apr-08 15:14:42

Josie that is awful. I agree with Josey, I think your DH should have been consulted on the repayments. I think he should pick this up with them and mention that you are expecting a baby and that the timing is very inconvenient and could they please take less money over a longer period of time. Make sure he mentions that he drew this to their attention several times and that it was their error and that as a result it is quite unfair to put you in a delicate situation at this important time. Worth a shot I think. There is also a lady on here called flowerybeanbag or something who is in HR and is very sharp. If you do a thread in legal/money matters, I am sure she would come up with some useful advice as no doubt she must have come accross this situation before

mellymell Thu 17-Apr-08 15:32:01

Josey - bad luck. Agree with needahand - it's their cock-up which your DS pointed out months ago and they should be reasonable.

I have just found out that becuase DH is on probation at work (has recently moved), he's not entitled any paternity leave. He hasn't taken much holiday so far, so he'll have to do that instead, but it's so annoying because he really wants to be around for the first 2 weeks.

Also, having compared my maternity pay compared to others, is so mingy - it's barely going to cover my food bill per week -and I've worked at the firm for approx. 4.5 years. angry

debinaustria Thu 17-Apr-08 15:36:02

HI

Great new thread, but there's no way it will last until the babies arrive , we are way too talkative.

PP - great news about the mortgage, I moved house 4 days before ds2 was due. I had help packing from friends and family(sorry Ernest), kept the hospital bag , car seat and moses basket in the car so I knew where they were, sent ds1 off out for the day with neighbours then I supervised. 1st item to be unpacked was a bed for me to lie down on!!

Feel like crap, attempting to make lasagne for tea and batches of bolognaise sauce for the freezer, and I just can't be bothered, must think of Ernest to spur me on.Might have 5 minutes on the settee first though wink

alipalli Thu 17-Apr-08 15:38:17

Josie I think it might be worth speaking to someone like the citizen's advice bureau your DH may have some legal recourse on this. I was overpaid by a previous employer a couple of years ago and at the time someone said that when his wife was in the same situation she was able to refuse to give the money back on the grounds of the financial hardship resulting from it. You never know it could be worth a try.

Thanks for the SPD physio tips, I will call them and arrange an appointment now.

needahand Thu 17-Apr-08 15:40:02

mellymell can't you DP take two weeks parental leave. I think he needs to give 21 days notice and perhaps you need to have been employed for a year, can't remember exactly but it may be worth having a look into it

needahand Thu 17-Apr-08 15:43:32

Josie I agree with alipalli. At the end of the day, it is not like you pocketed the money and kept shtum. You tried to bring it to their attention and they were incompetent enough not to do anything about it for ages so I don't see why you should be the one suffering hardship because of their mistake at the end of the day. They have to be sensible. Possibly I would remind them that stress is very bad for a pregnant woman.

mellymell Thu 17-Apr-08 17:00:31

Needahand - thanks for the suggestion - trouble is he will only have been there 9 months and so won't be eligable.

Oh dear - what with moving house, SPD and various DHs job issues, we're going to need this thread just to sort those out, let alone discuss small wriggly things ...and babies grin.

makecakesnotwar Thu 17-Apr-08 17:10:10

JOsey- agree with the others- you were up front and company were f*cking useless. Find the HR lady...

Mmm. Carrot cake

PP- fab news, and worry ye not. Our move date was provisionally 6 days before my due date and is now 6 days after!!!

Debs- will join you on the sofa. I have a nice cheesescake going if you fancy a slice!

Totally don't get this Cheggers thing...must have missed that naked whatever.

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