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Back in the Zoo for new adventures with old friends

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CaptainNemo Tue 13-Dec-11 16:25:20

Come on over animals, I think we'll be very comfy here smile

BuddhaBelly Sun 19-May-13 08:17:43


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PickledMoomin Sun 19-May-13 13:27:35

He'll have a fab time. How long is he going for? Do they want to take another one wink

BuddhaBelly Sun 19-May-13 19:22:30

They've got him tonight and leaving in the morning until Friday hmm I had a little tear in the car when I left him. He told me he loves me a thousand million weeks so kind of made up for it smile I think their brave taking him let alone another one wink

PickledMoomin Mon 20-May-13 17:18:18

How are you coping?
Any sign of Murray?

BuddhaBelly Mon 20-May-13 20:22:04

She's not back until Saturday.
It's weirdly quiet shock E spotted the butlins pavilion from the beach so now they've definitely got to do a day visit there grin No flies on my boy! wink
Spoke to him on the phone but trying not to constantly text mum as its only the first day shock

PickledMoomin Tue 21-May-13 21:16:47

Has he had a good day today? Stop worrying and start enjoying the peace. He'll be back before you know it!
Murray is on the longest holiday ever!
My poor little mini is sick and will cost a fortune to repair and I didn't get an interview.
How can it only be Tues??

BuddhaBelly Thu 23-May-13 15:43:20

He's thoroughly enjoying himself, mummy not so much! Sound so ungrateful don't I? Really appreciate the break just didnt think I'd miss him this much hmm

PickledMoomin Fri 24-May-13 07:17:49

Only one more day Bhudda.
I'm shattered and so ready for half term.

BuddhaBelly Sat 25-May-13 13:16:36

He's back! He's back grin grin grin
Murray Hope you had a fab holiday? Not long to the scan now smile
Moomin Not long until half term now
Marbles How are you?

PickledMoomin Mon 27-May-13 20:34:10

Yey! Do you want peace yet?

Are you there ladies?

gomurray Mon 27-May-13 21:46:12

Hello ladies ! I'm back at last - didn't feel like the longest holiday ever to me ! E got chicken pox which was fun but we had a fab time nonetheless. scan is 10.30 tomorrow morning. I am sooo nervous. All my PG symptoms disappeared which made me really worry during the holiday but they returned on the last day so fingers crossed... I am sooo fat ! That may be due to eating out 3 times a day for 2 whole weeks - oops ! I'll post tmrw evening with outcome.

Buddha - any temps for us to analyse ? glad you got your boy back. I miss E terribly when he has a sleepover for one night, never mind several days !

Moomin - how are you mrs ? Mini fixed ? Looks like you had a great trip to the beach and bowling this wknd smile

Marbles - where are you hiding ? Busy exercising and eating lettuce wink I see your weight loss continues - well done !

BuddhaBelly Tue 28-May-13 06:50:16

Murray welcome back grinGood luck for today smile Poor E getting chicken pox on holiday hmm Will be thinking of you later, please update when you can so I can uncross everything wink
No temps, af been and gone (please note how relaxed I was about that!) Struggling to lose weight for August, what's wrong with me!! Why can't I motivate myself hmm Been thinking g lots about calling it quits lately. Just keep thinking no matter how I look at it ill be 42 with a newborn, just seems ridiculous when in not exactly in the best of health, but then I see a baby and melt confused

PickledMoomin Tue 28-May-13 08:33:17

Oh no Murray- chickenpox! How did he cope with them? Could you still get out and about? Good luck for today.

You were very chilled out AF Bhudda! Was it the acupuncture? You've got a while until you're 42 love!

Mini still isn't fixed. It'll have to go to BMW for an accurate repair quote this week. Have C's car so have been pretending it hasn't happened. Rain here. Typical half term. Cinema it is!

And then Hay on Wye festival tomorrow grin

PickledMoomin Tue 28-May-13 19:30:54

Ae you there Murray? Have been thinking of you

BuddhaBelly Tue 28-May-13 19:38:09

Another one lurking for news

PickledMoomin Tue 28-May-13 19:48:42

Let's hope she comes with news before we fill up your thread with our badgering grin

BuddhaBelly Tue 28-May-13 20:03:04

Seven to go grin Oops six now wink

PickledMoomin Tue 28-May-13 22:06:34

Five. I can't keep pressing refresh.
I have to be to early tomorrow wink

BuddhaBelly Wed 29-May-13 20:01:30

Bit worried now hmm

gomurray Wed 29-May-13 22:08:29

Ladies ! so sorry for such a tardy update - all is well grin. We were out spreading the news to family last night then tonight had a P1 visit to school - eek !

Scan was horrendous, sonographer was a trainee - I was a nervous wreck and asked her to tell me as quickly as possible when she found HB. Well she put the thingy on my belly and there was silence for AGES - I was glaring at her and she just squinted seriously at the screen then the trainer came over and did the same - both looked so serious, I was convinced history had repeated itself and my worst nightmare had come true - at least a minute later (which felt like 10 mins) she finally said "oh and there is the HB and a wee hiccup" arrghhhh I was in total shock and it brought me right back to that 20 week scan and I was unable to concentrate or enjoy the rest of the scan and even though I was relieved I was unable to shake the sick feeling in my stomach. Why the FECK did they give me a trainee (she knew my history) !!!!? Anyway, trauma over now and all well. Nuchal measurements were good so hoping for a low risk result despite my age - fingers crossed xx. Our parents are over the moon, everyone just so relieved for us after everything that has happened smile. Starting to feel a bit more positive and was dated at 12+1 yesterday - this is a BIG baby was that is almost a week ahead of my dates according to ov ! Explains my quickly-expanding belly wink

Hope you are all well. Well done being so chilled out Buddha, IKWYM about considering giving up, often it was when I was feeling good when I thought that way as I enjoyed feeling 'normal' and unstressed and wanted life to go back to normal and move on. Equally, there is always a pull in the direction of #2 that keeps you going... fingers crossed your chilled out approach works a treat soon. I have 2 friends in their 40s who conceived naturally and are due this year so it can be done xx

Moomin, DP had a Mini until recently and they are soo expensive to fix if you have to go to the BMW garage - hope it is not too painful.

BuddhaBelly Wed 29-May-13 22:15:53

Phew thank goodness grin Fantastic news Murray so very pleased for you. Good news on the nuchal measurements too. But angry at the trainee situation.
Off to bed now so just a quickie, who wants to start the new thread? smile

PickledMoomin Wed 29-May-13 22:18:54

She's finally arrived!! So bloody thrilled for you. Huge congrats!

I had a trainee with Joe who couldn't find anything. The sonographer came and found him immediately. Such a worry when that happens but so glad you got to see a hiccup!

We now need a sparking thread title to celebrate our impending arrival. gringringringrinYou'll have a babe in arms in our next thread.

And I bet the other two will be sprogged up and I'll be even more broody <shhhhh>

PickledMoomin Wed 29-May-13 22:22:43


In parenting. Go find it. Can't link from phone.

What a high to go out on. envy

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