Hi Ladies!

(33 Posts)
SummerC Sun 11-Nov-07 13:48:23

Hi all,

I just noticed that nothing has ever been posted here and thought I would kick things off.

I'm coming up on 36 weeks pregnant with my first child and am looking for other women in my area (I'm in Stone) who can offer advice, support and friendship. I plan on breastfeeding so finding breastfeeding friendly restaurants and cafes is top priority for me at the moment.

So come on...get involved and tell me about yourself.


merryandmad Thu 12-Feb-09 22:22:33

There was a good mum and baby group at north walls clinic on a Friday- (opp Perfect pizza, behind marks and spencers).
I am still in touch with some mums I met there.
They used to have speakers come in (pelvic floor, weaning, reflexolgy etc), or have free chat sessions.
congratulations BTW- let us know any news x

LisamW Tue 10-Feb-09 18:31:05


I am currently on maternity leave (only 2 weeks togo!)and wonder if there are any local groups where I can meet other mums to be in stafford apart from NCT groups?

Mermibridg Sun 12-Oct-08 14:13:14

Hi everyone,
To answer your question 'mybumpsaboy', I'm a consultant (read glorified data monkey :P) so I go where they send me. Normally I have the benefits of working at home and was at home for a good few months from when I started the job this year. I was supposed to only be up in yorkshire for July and August and then one day a week at home but it didn't happen like that. I am managing two juniors and they've extended my contract til end of November so I have to be there full time! We do sometimes stay up there for a week at a time but I like my own bed and own house and I have dog and two cats and it costs about £250 to put them all in kennels for a week. My only other option is to stay up there on my own in a dodgy B&B and I just can't face that so I'm commuting til then. My other half drives half the way and I drop him off at work and pick him up on the way back, but the travelling is exhausting!

I went to York Uni as well but it was some years ago now!


merryandmad Thu 09-Oct-08 21:10:29

Hello All,
Has anyone been to Walsall Illuminations recently? We are thinking of taking our two dd's their this year. I remember it from when I was younger as slightly naff, has anyone got a more recent experience?

SummerC Mon 06-Oct-08 21:37:35

Welcome Mermibridg! And congrats on your impending little one.

Merryandmad...it rained the entire time in the lakes, but it was still lovely and it was so nice to get away.

Hope you're all well

mybumpsaboy Wed 01-Oct-08 15:22:12

Hiya Mermibridg....

How comes you have to commute to Yorkshire every day? I was at uni in York & love it up there so much...hopefully one day I'll move back when all gets settled with LO and access from my ex.

Congrats on your little bean btw!!!


Mermibridg Wed 01-Oct-08 13:15:24

Hello everyone, I'm in Ashbourne which is a bit of a trek away from Stafford but its either that or Derby so I linked up to both! I'm only 5 weeks pregnant but its my first baby and other than my bf I'm quite isolated up here with no family and my friends are all over the country so noone local so looking for a bit of friendly support and advice! I'm currently on a nightmare of a commute to Yorkshire, three hours each way every day and I'm getting really tired of it!

Just wanted to say hi...


merryandmad Mon 29-Sep-08 17:35:24

I have taken a book out on dd2 card by mistake once- but then if we go to bounce and rhyme regually I'm never usually late with books . On the other hand dd's books (gathered from bedroom/kitchen/lounge/conservatory)- I have to keep a check on how many they have and count them back in otherwise I probably wood loose them in the toy mountain our house.
Hope you have a nice break smile

SummerC Mon 29-Sep-08 14:03:57

Hi Merryandmad - This friday is so far appointment free so we're planning on heading back to baby bounce and rhyme at Eccleshall. Off to the lakes tomorrow morning for a short break.

Oh and DD has had her own library card since she was 3 weeks old. If only they would let me take my books out on her ticket... wink

merryandmad Thu 25-Sep-08 21:28:24

Hello SummerC- there doesn't seem to be a lot of local activity does there!
We still go to the Stafford library bounce and ryhme- though my eldest has just had her fourth birthday- know what you mean about the time going quickly.
Hope your work is going okay.
Ps. Do you take your books out on your ticket or on dd's? Childrens' tickets don't get late penalties or fines for damages etc! smile

SummerC Tue 16-Sep-08 21:52:35

I completely lost this link and have only just stumbled upon it. Does anyone else still check it?

My dd is now 9 months! Yikes...where did the time go? I went back to work part time at the beginning of July and everything has slipped by the wayside since then unfortunately. We do go to the library every monday to get books for dd (and mummy too!). I don't work Friday's so I think we'll start heading back out to Eccleshall library for Baby Bounce and Rhyme.

Hope everyone is doing well.

mybumpsaboy Sat 13-Sep-08 13:41:37

hallo, noticed there haven't been any posts on here for a while....any new Stafford mummies around?? I'm a single mummy due my first baby in Dec & would love some new friends in the area!


merryandmad Tue 22-Jul-08 22:07:00

No problems, I know the one in Stafford is moving to the Shire gallery during the 6 week hols and they are only doing the 10.30 slot. Hope you enjoy it

Mollymom Mon 21-Jul-08 22:21:57

Thanks merry-will give them a ring cos it sounds fun and DD loves music

merryandmad Thu 03-Jul-08 22:01:35

hi mollymom- they do bounce and ryhme at cannock library on a friday about 10.30ish. ( and on thursday in hednesford)I've only been to the one in Stafford though so can't tell you what it's like though sorry!!

merryandmad Wed 25-Jun-08 22:11:03

Hi Mollymom- sorry for delay in replying- bounce and ryhme is a free 1/2 session in the library in stafford, and surrounding areas (not sure about cannock though sorry). they sing nursery rhymes and have instruments out etc, some tradtional nursery songs (twinkle twinkle, wheeels on the bus etc) and then some more unuusal ones.
It is free, you don't have to be a member of the library, but you do need to book. Every wednesday at either 0930 or 1030 for 30 min. my two dd's love it

Mollymom Sat 31-May-08 22:21:57

Hi-am from Cannock area so thought I'd pop in here to say hello. Am thinking of joining sing and sign in Stafford in September. Never heard of bounce and rhyme-whats it all about?

Baby now 8 months old and am returning to work part time in September-am just taking an extra 3 months mat leave-unpaid unfortunately!!

beckystaffs Mon 12-May-08 20:04:24

Has anyone been to the new leisure centre in Stafford yet? We've been a few times and are still undecided!
does anyone know what the swimming is like at any of the other local pools?

Laumee Sun 20-Apr-08 21:28:35

Thanks for advice, am going to give bounce and rhyme a whirl. Better give laptop back to husband now. Have hogged it all evening!
Know what u mean about the names, because my first ten ideas were all taken. Seems we all think alike!

beckystaffs Sun 20-Apr-08 20:50:39

Hiya Laumee,
My geography is terrible sorry. blush
I'm from Hednesford, but now live in Stafford and work in Lichfield (so also travel about.
baby bounce and ryhme is at most librarys across Staffs (you may have to book though). Its free and gets you out of the house for a morning.
We go to Stafford on a Wednesday morning.

Good Luck

Ps I know what you mean about names!! Mine is so naff, but was rather put on the spot when the name I wanted was taken. I'm afraid it makes me seem rather dull. But keep thinking about new names though!!

Laumee Sun 20-Apr-08 20:42:56

Hi again. Wheaton Aston is a little village just off the A5, not far from Weston Park. Been here for almost 2 years, but don't really know that many people. Originally from Burntwood, so tend to travel there alot, to see
younger sis and nephew who's 9months old. Want to find something this end, so they can come too. Baby bounce and rhyme sounds good.

Just changed nick name cuz the other one was pretty awful!

beckystaffs Sun 20-Apr-08 20:32:43

hello sponga,
what about going to a mums and toddlers instead?
Is there anyone from the postnatal group who would like to go with you? i'm sure going together would seem a little less daunting.
Or baby bouce and ryhme, or swimmimg (aqua tots)?
(ps where is wheaton aston?)

sponga Sun 20-Apr-08 20:25:10

hi. Am very new to this, prob won't be able to ever find this link again! Have a 7th month old daughter and am looking for something fun to do with her, as she is now far too old for our postnatal group. I live in Wheaton Aston, in Staffs. Any ideas?


beckystaffs Thu 13-Mar-08 21:44:24

Thanks SummerC. The one in Stafford is now going to do 2 sessions after Easter because it is so full. Might try the Eccleshall one though as we live near j13 anyway.

SummerC Mon 03-Mar-08 13:27:16

Hi Becky,

Monday BB&R is quite busy and they ask you to book in advance. We also go to BB&R in Eccleshall on Friday morning at 10:00. It's quite good and you don't need to pre-book!

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