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The elderberry copter thread #4, for all your hand holding, sausage wanging and burger toning. Entrance criteria: ttc#1 for >12mths, prev berry experience preferable but not essential

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BlindKitty Mon 03-Feb-14 19:26:17

New home, as requested!

Foodylicious Mon 03-Feb-14 19:49:14

Marking place!
thanks kitty

PuppyMummy Mon 03-Feb-14 19:56:08

good job kitty

Tallyra Mon 03-Feb-14 20:01:10

swiftly done!

Boomgoestheweasel Mon 03-Feb-14 20:11:41

Ooh, lovely new thread kitty. Took me a while to get up here, too fat for the rope ladders these days...

Bunnygirlie Mon 03-Feb-14 20:25:22

Thunder: Due Date 20 March. Surprise!
Merkin, due date 21 March, expecting a girl
Katatonic: Due Date 11 April. Having a surprise.
Tally, due 17th April. Having a girl, but no pink allowed.
Boom: due 20th April. Surprises x 2!
PoppySeedBun: due 23rd April, girl, but also enforcing pink ban smile
Brodicea: due 5th May. Girl - minimal pink princess stuff please!
kitty 22+2 Edd 22/5/14, pink one!
Puppymummy due 31st May - team BLUE!
Foody: Due Date 15 June. either will do!
Charming: due 8th August. Booking appointment tomorrow!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee <still swinging from the ladder>

CatsCantFlyFast Mon 03-Feb-14 20:25:23

Marking place

Yes I seem to have had the short straw recently with lots being crap. However I still got off lighter than Tally

I'm actually quite excited about meeting baby, but have got The Fear about a bad birth

PoppySeedBun Mon 03-Feb-14 20:29:10

Well done, Kitty for new thread - can't believe we're on #4!

Went for a mammoth shop today - Ikea odds and ends, including washcloths, Mothercare for sleepsuits and hats, bath, changing mat, steriliser and bottle set 'cos it was half price, and sheets which (I hope) will fit my co-sleeper cot. Oh, and breast pads, a front-buttoning nightshirt and nursing bras. Don't think I can bring myself to do any more in person - will need to be online from now on!

Sorry to hear about those berries having a rough time - merk, tally, boom and anyone else having a rough time - have some thanks and cake

Boomgoestheweasel Mon 03-Feb-14 20:41:07

bunny can tell you're here - excellent list organisation skills!

Thunderpantsarego Mon 03-Feb-14 20:42:05

Well done kitty, marking place from my pit of crud.

merk, house chaos here too- loads of stuff we need to do, but have created safe pathways through it all so I can function at least - most important is path between sofa/bed/biscuit tin

PuppyMummy Mon 03-Feb-14 20:50:24

merk I am having general baby fear and had a melt down in mothercare on Sun over prams and wether baby needs vest things under his sleep suits and if he will be to hot or cold.


I know nothing about babys! nothing!

hav calmed down a bit today and bought said vest things (in case) and a cute 'going home' outfit in 2 sizes! grin

not even got round to worrying about pushing him out yet! shock

BlindKitty Mon 03-Feb-14 20:52:54

merk I think it's more likely to be me having the bad birth given my problem free pregnancy so far!

Although Dh has just joked that my easy ride is coming to an end given that I've just wriggled for ages on sofa trying to get comfortable!

CatsCantFlyFast Mon 03-Feb-14 21:05:48

Puppy I had the vest uncertainty too. Evidently they need a vest under a baby grow, but a lot of the confusion comes from the fact that everybody calls them different things; onsies, vests, babygrow, sleepsuit etc etc
I woke in a panic the other night worrying about whether the frilly bits around the edge of a nappy should be tucked into the nappy or not!

Thunder, glad to hear you can get to the biscuit tin! I am eating like a horse, (craving sugar), DH is getting scared on my behalf about how big she is going to be and whether she will "fit out of my bits" as he put it grin

BlindKitty Mon 03-Feb-14 21:28:45

Vests??? Frilly bits??? Cue imimant meltdown!!! Did make a trip to the mothercare superstore on fri but left with nothing due to feeling completely overwhelmed with choice!

Oh and now you've reminded me about sugar..and that I have cola bottles in my bag..

Bunnygirlie Mon 03-Feb-14 21:50:42

Ref last few posts on old thread...

boom thanks for your positivity on my behalf. No naps for me as work 9-5, taking it easy in the evenings though. and shuuuush with the t word

kitty I am hanging in there, just about.

merk surely with the awful pregnancy you'll have a 'sneeze and out pops a baby birth'?!?

Angelina77 Mon 03-Feb-14 22:46:05

Missed off the list but I'm still around. Suffering from a vomiting bug all weekend and stressed about work so feeling sorry for myself atm sad

Thunderpantsarego Tue 04-Feb-14 03:52:56

Sorry to hear you're feeling rubbish angel

I haven't really slept yet tonight. Which makes perfect sense for someone who's been off work too knackered to function. Grrrr

I am avoiding worrying about how the birth will go as I figure I've so little control over it, I'm not sure what to worry about first. Due date is just over 6 weeks away tho- argggg I've got so much to do!!

CatsCantFlyFast Tue 04-Feb-14 07:25:17

Angel feel free to moan in here it'll make a change from me doing it

Just repeated my usual error, forgot to do a wee sample with FMU when I have the first midwife appointment of the day. Going to spend the next half hour drinking water in the hope of being able to pee again but the chances are small. And I can never pee under pressure once I'm there especially as holding a sample pot down a dirty hospital toilet is not my idea of fun Grr, have not have my wee checked for nearly 5 weeks so it is extra important, especially with the swollen hands. Must stop booking early midwife appointments!

On a plus note, I am seeing an antenatal chiropractor later today and am quite excited that he may be able to help with the pain in my hips/pelvis. Am also secretly hoping he has a table with a hole so I can lie on my front for a little bit grin

Thunder, can you stay in bed today?

Thunderpantsarego Tue 04-Feb-14 07:37:24

merk the toilets at your hospital are dirty? How horrible hmm
I have my appointments at my community hospital and it's absolutely spotless there although I still don't like the pee pressure. My lot don't want fmu, they want wee after a shower/bath to make sure the sample is clean.

I can't stay in bed today, no- had a day off yesterday and really must get my sorry self back to work. Yawn.

Good luck with the chiro- sounds ace! We want a full report on your return

CatsCantFlyFast Tue 04-Feb-14 07:53:18

Yeah my previous midwives were at the community centre and that was lovely. New hospital is a bit old and grim... Potentially might be swapping hospitals for the birth to be the same as Charming as the birth centre at mine hasn't opened yet

Brodicea Tue 04-Feb-14 09:42:24

Hey Berries, haven't said much in a while but I'm still here keeping up to date with the posts smile

merk I know what you mean about the stress pee - I didn't bring a sample to my last appointment and ended up having to do it at the Drs - first time I have ever been unable to pee due to pressure! I did it in the end by consciously relaxing, but then handed the midwife a damp-labelled bottle (Had to rinse it as had peed on it - my direction is unpredictable!). She said she didn't mind…

28 week appointment next week, must also book my whooping cough vaccine…

and… CLENCH!

MotherOfCleo Tue 04-Feb-14 09:47:50

Morning.....just making sure I dont lose uou guys

Boomgoestheweasel Tue 04-Feb-14 10:33:45

Weird question of the day. Does cleaning your teeth make anyone else feel breathless? Very odd but happens without fail, must change my breathing pattern somehow. Very strange!

Thunderpantsarego Tue 04-Feb-14 10:44:42

Erm nope boom.... hmm

Boomgoestheweasel Tue 04-Feb-14 11:22:52

Bummer. Was hoping for fellow freaks to join me in breathless solidarity grin

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