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IVF pregnancies - Spring 2024 (thread 2)

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thislittlebird · 25/11/2023 10:02

New thread! Do tag everyone I've missed, I'm off out to see the new Hunger Games so can add more later but need to dash! @CazzyM1983 @KG1244 @countrypunk @Misty84 @ASGIRC @TheBirdintheCave @Summerishere83

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KG1244 · 25/11/2023 10:14

Thank you so much for setting up the second thread. Enjoy the Hunger Games @thislittlebird

@IVFAlone @pollywithap @Jpos @whatthefudge0 @IVFKinster @CollsR

countrypunk · 25/11/2023 10:17

Thanks @thislittlebird ☺️

@TheBirdintheCave That's good to know. I've been worrying a bit that I'm going to give birth to a giant baby.

ASGIRC · 25/11/2023 12:05

@countrypunk They did measure those things, but shes basically 50th percentile on everything. Not bang on, but overall shes 56th percentile and most things are on or around the 50th percentile.
Which, again, is what it is... She might grow or she might not! Id love a small-ish baby, not gonna lie!!

@thislittlebird thanks for the new thread! Enjoy the Hunger Games!

countrypunk · 25/11/2023 16:07

@ASGIRC Yeah, I don't know what to make of my measurements so far. I've got growth scans at 28 and 36 weeks so I guess I'll just wait and see what's what at those.

Can't wait to start buying things. Thinking I might buy a little babygrow at Christmas...

CazzyM1983 · 25/11/2023 16:45

Hi! Hope you’re all ok! I’ve just quietly been being a bit mental. Being off my adhd meds caught up with me so just getting myself straight and refocused!
Ive been keeping up with messages but keeping a low profile at the min. Hopefully will be back on form soon! X

Misty84 · 25/11/2023 17:13

Thanks for the new thread @thislittlebird.

I haven’t bought anything for the baby yet as it feels too soon but my partner’s mum and his gran have bought us LOADS of stuff and one of my close friends has given me bags and bags and bags of clothes as her son is now 3. And a buggy! I actually can’t believe how much baby stuff I now have for this alleged baby!! It’s a bit overwhelming and the whole time I’m thinking I hope I get to use it.

Ive just been buying some maternity clothes in the sales as that’s what I actually need right now!

20 week scan is on Monday so I’m looking forward to that and hopefully all is progressing as it should be.

TheBirdintheCave · 25/11/2023 18:44

@thislittlebird Ta for the new thread! :)

We can always buy things in the January sales :)

ASGIRC · 25/11/2023 20:41

countrypunk · 25/11/2023 16:07

@ASGIRC Yeah, I don't know what to make of my measurements so far. I've got growth scans at 28 and 36 weeks so I guess I'll just wait and see what's what at those.

Can't wait to start buying things. Thinking I might buy a little babygrow at Christmas...

You havent bought anything yet?? Youre farther along than I am, right??

My OB also wants scans at 28 and 35 weeks. NHS (in my country, Im not in the UK!) only does 30 weeks... So I think Im gonna have to fight for it... At least to have the 30 week on moved to either 28 or 35, then I can book a private one for the other one...

until this week I hadnt really bought much. 1 babygrow. At 15 weeks!
The the tub at 17 weeks.

In the mean time I was given LOADS of clothes! 4 bags full, plus a couple of presents.

And then this week, after the news that my lodger is actually moving next month (in 2 weeks exactly) and not in 2 months, I started buying in earnest. Because now that shes moving, I do ave where to store things!

So newborn crib, pram and some clothes in the sale!

But yeah, There are sales in January! So not buying things on Black Friday is not the end of the world!

And by Jan everyone will be 6 weeks farther along and possibly ready to buy!

countrypunk · 25/11/2023 20:56

@ASGIRC Not a sausage! I always wanted to wait till 7 months. Plus we've got a lot of donations lined up from friends and family so the list of things to get isn't super long. People keep telling me not to buy loads of newborn stuff because you don't know what's going to fit it till it comes out! I've got my eye on a couple of stripy babygrows though...

ASGIRC · 25/11/2023 21:17

@countrypunk I have bought zero newborn sized things, but have been buying 1-3 month things.
I was given a few size 0 bits, though.
I have been given some things, but originally I didnt think I would get anything, as everyone around me has older kids and were unlikely to have kept many things!

But I had a very specific requirement regarding the tub, for instance, and buying the next to me made sense, as it was soooo cheap.

TheBirdintheCave · 25/11/2023 23:04

@ASGIRC With my son we bought one babygro the day we found out we were having him (4 weeks) then nothing until 30+ 😂 I was too scared.

This one is really lucky as it has TWO babygros 😅 We've gone for tiny baby size this time as the newborn stuff swamped my weeny son when he was born a week late at 6lb 9oz.

KG1244 · 25/11/2023 23:08

So lovely to hear your updates ❤️ I think I’m going to wait until 25 weeks to start buying baby stuff. I just had a look in the white company when I was shopping a few weeks ago and ahhhh the baby stuff is so so cute!!! It feels very exciting to be able to hopefully buy some bits very soon. It doesn’t feel that long ago that even spotting little baby clothes honestly made me want to cry. Our babies are going to be so loved!

Hope you’re doing ok @CazzyM1983 take care of yourself xx

ASGIRC · 26/11/2023 12:04

I have to say I have no idea how you manage to not buy anything until 30 weeks.

I didnt buy anything until after the 12 weeks, cause the risk is very high then, but after? The risk is basically the same until the end!
Obviously, the 20 week scan is also a big milestone, as some problems might not be detected until then!

In any case, I hope you all feel safe to buy things soon! it is glorious, even if EXPENSIVE (and Ive spent less than £30 on baby clothes! Its the big ticket items that are bankrupting me! LOL)

I have agreed an hour with the pram seller, for tomorrow! Fingers crossed I get on with the pram, and that it is in as good condition as it seems, cause the price is amazing!

KG1244 · 27/11/2023 10:23

@ASGIRC so I got a bit of a briefing on prices from a friend yesterday. I did not realise how expensive prams are 😬😬😬

TheBirdintheCave · 27/11/2023 10:27

@KG1244 Yeah... Ours was £1.5k BUT we should not have bought the one we did. We're actually selling it and my son's travel buggy to buy a second hand YoYo2.

You can get cheaper prams, especially if you buy second hand.

KG1244 · 27/11/2023 10:30

@TheBirdintheCave ooohhh! How on earth do you go about choosing the right pram for you?

thislittlebird · 27/11/2023 10:37

@KG1244 this is why sales would be handy 😞 I’ve already decided I’m not spending on those super pricey prams, can’t justify it. But I do want to go to a John Lewis with a pram section to get a feel for some. We have a small car so compact for folding would be good.

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TheBirdintheCave · 27/11/2023 10:38

I actually don't know. We had our son during lock down and there was a small window of time in the summer where shops were open by appointment so we went to 'test drive' some buggies in the show room. We thought we'd found the perfect one and it is a lovely buggy (UppaBaby Vista) and has a lovely long handle for my giant husband but ultimately it's too big for our car and too big for our downstairs cupboard which is something we couldn't test at the time.

When our son was one we bought a tiny cabin sized travel buggy and from that moment on we used that one and have touched the Vista since. Son is too big for it now and walks everywhere instead so we decided to sell everything and reinvest the money in a YoYo2 with a newborn pack and buggy board. We'll be going to Vienna when this baby is three months old so son's old travel buggy won't work.

ASGIRC · 27/11/2023 10:40

@KG1244 they're not ALL that expensive, but yeah, it's a bit ridiculous!

The one I was thinking of, before falling in love with the Cosatto one, was a Maxi Cosi trio 2 in 1, which was only aroubd the 300 mark.

And I was planning on getting it second hand anyway, as I'm a firm believer in reusing things.

Hopefully I will like this pram I am off to see today.
You need to touch them! Fold them, attach the bits, see if it fits into your boot, how much it weighs, how bulky it is, all these things.
Also whether you need something more all terrain or not, depending on where you live and your lifestyle.

This pram I'm hopefully buying today is gonna cost 300 euros, as opposed to 1000, new!

ASGIRC · 27/11/2023 10:43

@thislittlebird there will be more sales!!!

But yes, going ti try them on is a really good idea.
And then you can see if the one you like exists on vinted!

CaribbeanCupcake · 27/11/2023 10:46

KG1244 · 27/11/2023 10:30

@TheBirdintheCave ooohhh! How on earth do you go about choosing the right pram for you?

I'm currently 30 weeks with my IVF baby! I thought exactly the same as you re the pram and found it so overwhelming. We went to a baby shop that was local to us and the lady in there was fantastic and basically asked loads of questions to narrow them down. Things like do you live in the city or outside? Do you want a dog every day? How big is your car etc.

Just think about how you will use it, and your every day lifestyle and that will help narrow it down x

CaribbeanCupcake · 27/11/2023 10:47

*sorry that should be do you WALK a dog every day 🙈

KG1244 · 27/11/2023 10:59

Thanks all. So I presume you need a pram for when they are little and a stroller for when they are older? Or should you try and buy one that you can change as they get older? I’m sure I’ve seen those 😂

thislittlebird · 27/11/2023 11:01

@KG1244 yeah I’m aiming for one that does it all to save buying again, if I can

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ASGIRC · 27/11/2023 12:36

@KG1244 Most travel systems are everything in one.
You have a bassinet/carrycot, and a car seat/egg for the first few months, then a chair for the years after (usually they go from 6 months up to 4 years old)

So something lightweight and that fits your boot nicely is key, as you might be using it for up to 4 years!

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