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Mums-to-Be, North Lancs and Cumbria?

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DisplacedDiva Mon 07-Jan-13 15:56:43

Hi everyone...this was to carry on our discussion from the thread

PaleHousewife Mon 07-Jan-13 18:32:01

Hi everyone!

Sammit7169 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:05:26


DisplacedDiva Mon 07-Jan-13 22:58:00

OMG, have we finally broken the silence on the Lancashire talk board? smile

PaleHousewife Tue 08-Jan-13 08:05:56

Ok so.... Where are you at, whats the craic, what have you got?!

I am from Barrow, aged 30, three kids (dd9, ds4, ds14wks), one hubby. Work in mental health.

Sammit7169 Tue 08-Jan-13 12:38:39

I am 42 next week, pg with our first due 11.3.13 ( a girl) and work in adult learning in health and social care and management but only til next month when being made redundant! Not a happy bunny!

DisplacedDiva Tue 08-Jan-13 12:48:52 45, in Morecambe, pregnant with DC2, have one DD of 14..not working currently (long story) though background is education/public service....

SilentCrescendo Tue 08-Jan-13 13:40:44

Hi, am in Lancaster, have a 2 year old DS and am 20 weeks with DS2 (feels a bit like I'm on Blind Date!) and I'm a youth worker

Sammit7169 Tue 08-Jan-13 16:43:44

oh yeah, and I live in Knott End, about 20 mins from Lancaster

DisplacedDiva Tue 08-Jan-13 20:20:13

Oh yes...(d'uh) am 12 weeks pg with DC2. So, does this mean none of us are that far from Lancaster (or could possibly get there...) and so if we wanted to could drink tea and eat cake meet up? smile

Sammit7169 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:14:15

sounds good ro me

DisplacedDiva Wed 09-Jan-13 02:33:34

I feel like saying 'I want world peace, and in my spare time I like swimming and origami' like some fat pregnant contestant in 'Miss World'!

PaleHousewife Wed 09-Jan-13 08:10:46

But are you ready for the swimsuit round?!

Ahhhh i want to cry today.... My lovely wake once only baby has faffed and buggered about for the past two nights. So tired! Blowing comedy raspberries in my face at 6am.....

DisplacedDiva Wed 09-Jan-13 08:55:10

Swimsuits? "runs away and hides". Not sure I was ever ready for the dreaded swimsuits, though I do a nice line in evening gowns....

Sleep has just eluded me for the last two days again (have had big problem with this since beginning of pg) Finally got to sleep at 5.00 and had to get up at 8.00...can hardly even see straight...

Maybe whatever is waking me up is also waking baby, Palehousewife? smile

PaleHousewife Wed 09-Jan-13 13:46:58

I hope not! Hes having a 'wonder week', and is desperately trying to roll over... That and constantly blow raspberries!

Redroserascal Thu 10-Jan-13 11:06:07

Hello fellow northerners!!
I'm nearly 37 weeks with my first. About 3 miles from rli and thinking of trying home birth, any wisdom welcomed!!
Also having issues with sleep, was up most of Tuesday night as he was having a disco in there, up most of last night cos he wasn't! Oh the worries of near parenthood!! Also seem to be getting a lot of inane comments telling me to enjoy sleep, well obviously i would if I could dur!

DisplacedDiva Thu 10-Jan-13 14:05:28

Palehousewife it felt like mine was having a party in there!

Redroserascal Hello!!! Welcome! I've not thought of a home birth, mainly because they won't let me, but there are a couple of other people on the thread considering it... I'm only 12 weeks, and if I can't sleep now, am dreading later on.... smile

PaleHousewife Thu 10-Jan-13 16:38:32

Ive had a home birth, with community midwife from FGh, fire away any questions....

DisplacedDiva Fri 11-Jan-13 16:42:15

Any advice gratefully received, have never had a baby in the UK, let alone here....! Plus DD so much older, I've forgotten anything I knew! blush

PaleHousewife Fri 11-Jan-13 19:52:07

Where was your dd born?

DisplacedDiva Fri 11-Jan-13 23:20:42

DD was born in Paris... so have never actually had a baby in English

SilentCrescendo Sun 13-Jan-13 00:23:35

So a Lancaster meet-up is a possibility? We can meet up and eat cake discuss important issues...

Whos up for it?

Sammit7169 Sun 13-Jan-13 12:25:01

would be up for cake, if its a week day meet up then I start nat leave from 31/1/13, soy any time after that

Flo2312 Sun 13-Jan-13 14:08:22

Hi all. I saw the thread on pregnancy but haven't had chance to reply. I'm nearly 35 weeks with DC2, DD1 is 21 months. I live in morecambe and have just started maternity leave HOORAY!! I am 27 but have met mums of all ages round here.

Aqua natal at salt ayre was good first time round to meet people but be warned its freezing.

I didn't do NCT but found the NHS classes ok. If anyone plans to bf poulton children's centre group on a Wednesday 11-1 is brilliant. I plan to be there most weeks from march onwards.

That's all my tips I think for anyone having DC1, anyone else expecting DC2 and worried about coping???!!! Any tips for those on their 3rd?

I too got a letter advising me RLI might be full and panicked somewhat. Has anyone heard of anyone being turned away? Helme Chase isn't an option (I had a pph last time and tbh didn't cope very well with the pain last time so may want an epidural again) barrow is a long way from morecambe whilst contracting!

Sammit7169 Sun 13-Jan-13 18:00:49

flo-may see you at poulton cc sometimne in march

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