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Monday, March 5th 2012, 10:35am

morning, hope everyone had a good weekend - we got torrential rain and snow!!

amber - the room looks lovely, bet you can't wait to get all the furniture in there :) We had planned to make a serious start on ours over the weekend, but it didn't quite happen somehow!
jasper - we've been watching OBEM, I was a bit surprised that DH is actually quite keen to sit down and watch it every week! Some of the stories are a bit scary, I have to keep reminding myself that they will have been heavily edited for the most dramatic viewing! We're planning on a waterbirth at a small MW-led centre, if all goes well. I want to be somewhere calm and peaceful - not listening to people screaming in the neighbouring rooms!!
nikki - hope DS is fully recovered now. Interesting what you say about combination feeding, I do want to get onto mixing breast and bottle as soon as we can (with expressed milk). The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature ones seem to have good reviews, they are on my list of things to try and get in a sale somewhere!

AFM, busy weekend up visiting my mum on Saturday. She seems a bit better, the pneumonia is responding to the antibiotics, so they may let her home mid-week, in which case I'll be going up to stay for a few days while she gets settled back in. Yesterday we were both really tired from the drive, so did nothing all day except a trip out to the shops for some food for lunch - and drove home on country roads through a blizzard!! The snow didn't stick as it was too wet from all the rain, but it was a bit of a surprise :) LO is kicking regularly and harder now, DH has managed to feel her a few times, which he finds amazing :)

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Monday, March 5th 2012, 10:53am

Caraz, you sound like you had similar journey to me - I left Leicestershire with the cats and dogs raining, stopped on the motorway for a break, and as I went back to the car, I couldn't believe it was snowing!!!!

Collected the cot yesterday on the way home, cleaned the room after the decorating, cleaned the carpet. We built to cot only to find out that the screws on the support rail has worn out the holes and are not really gripping anymore!!!!! So, we built the cot, it is a bit wobble, and the mattress base doesn't stay in place. a bit upset, as the person said it is in perfect condition, but obviously it is not - it is unusable and unsafe as it is! We will drill the holes through and get some extra screws, hopefully it will work.

I have ordered new mattress for this cot and the one I am yet to buy (will be looking for the same cot) and nursing chair last night - hope it arrives ok, haven't had much luck with the orders recently with them being cancelled and not arriving. I still need to get my changing table somehow without OH going mad with me, and we will be getting the wardrobe from Ikea, although now it will have to be two frames instead of tree, as other wise the socket would be inaccessible and with only two in the room, that is no good (one is behind the cot, and this one next to wardrobe on the opposite wall. This house seems to be lacking sockets in the bedrooms!
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Monday, March 5th 2012, 11:53am

sorry to hear about the cot, it is annoying when that happens. We haven't tried to put ours together yet, so don't know if we will find something similar or not. Can you use a woodfiller? I've done that before now when screw holes have got too big - once it hardens off, you can just screw into it like wood.

We also need to order a new mattress - the cot came with a foam one, but it looks quite old, very yellow! Not stained, just old looking. That can wait for a month or two though - I've just spent more money on clothes, as I found a sale at GreenBaby, so bought a lot of reduced items, including some 3-6 months for the autumn.

Off to start sorting out the junk in the spare room now...fun...
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Monday, March 5th 2012, 4:47pm

Hi girls hope you all had a great weekend.

Other than being a bit colder than it has been were actualy having lovely weather which is unheard of.

Has anyone decided on baby names yet? Myself and hubby both like Noah but was looking for honest opinions and as we haven't told anyone the sex other than my mum and dad it's hard to ask anyone without giving it away? And can't ask my mum, she's a nursery teacher and associates names with the children she has looked after over the years.

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Monday, March 5th 2012, 5:01pm

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Sasha I have alsways had certin names that I have liked, but now I am not too sure as it is a big responsbility as thta child has to live with it for the rest of their lifes lol!! I like the the name Noah its cute!! I have always been set on the name Dylan for a boy and Chloe for a girl but also for some reason I dont know why I quite Like Darcy for a girl. I have my scan in two weeks time so should know what sex it is and then can concnetrate on which name I like.

Sort of got an idea for my nursery but I have not made a start yet, but you girls are inspiring me to make a start and clear the room of all the junk as it has become my ironing room and I will have to find a new home for my my iron. Amber your room looks nice, what sort of stickers are you going to get for it?
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Monday, March 5th 2012, 5:50pm

sorry to hear about the cot, it is annoying when that happens. We haven't tried to put ours together yet, so don't know if we will find something similar or not. Can you use a woodfiller? I've done that before now when screw holes have got too big - once it hardens off, you can just screw into it like wood.

We also need to order a new mattress - the cot came with a foam one, but it looks quite old, very yellow! Not stained, just old looking.


Haven't thought to use the wood filler! Might give it a go, but I think the screws might be the more secure option. Will see what OH thinks. The mattress that came with this cot doesn't look bad, but as you run your hand over it, it feels just a it more work in places. The lady had two children - 3 and 5, so I guess it may have been used for both. Boots confirmed my order, the total came to £204, so I think it is not bad for two sprung mattresses and the glider chair with stool!


Has anyone decided on baby names yet? Myself and hubby both like Noah but was looking for honest opinions and as we haven't told anyone the sex other than my mum and dad it's hard to ask anyone without giving it away? And can't ask my mum, she's a nursery teacher and associates names with the children she has looked after over the years.


We don't have names yet... We have too different tastes/likings. The possible one that we sort of agree is Maya (OH is very keen on this one) and I prefer Emilia. Or, if girls is Maya, then boy Emilio, but he doesn't like the combination too much. I would love Richard. Other girls name we like, but can't have (as friends have used them in our long wait to get to this stage) are Sophie and Lucy (Sophia and Lucia)

Sort of got an idea for my nursery but I have not made a start yet, but you girls are inspiring me to make a start and clear the room of all the junk as it has become my ironing room and I will have to find a new home for my my iron. Amber your room looks nice, what sort of stickers are you going to get for it?


I haven't chosen them yet. I quite liked the ones I saw with the monkey hanging from the branch. I might get that one, or something similar. We now see that we might be able to both cots along one wall in the nursery, so it might be nice to do something like a tree that 'grows' out in the middle, sort of between the cots and then branches to each side over the cots, but will need to see if I find something like that or not. And first - get the second cot, so I am sure they fit!
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Monday, March 5th 2012, 8:03pm

Caraz - DS still not better, just been down doctors again today. He's sleeping loads, so should really make the most of it and nap too! Have fun sorting out the junk - when the nesting kicks in you really do want everything just right. Glad to hear your mum is a bit better,

Amber - sorry to hear your cot didn't go together as well as it should. The room looks great, we still haven't started, no idea what theme, furniture etc.

Jasper - I agree with you how quickly the weeks are passing. Each week I seem to say need to get more organised, then never do. We are both watching OBEM too and probably looking forward to meeting our little girl more than the actual labour ....

Sasha - babynames is something else we've not really started on either ... but I like Noah :)

Taffycaz - what ideas do you have for the nursery?

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Monday, March 5th 2012, 8:42pm

Well niki, The room has dark wood in it so we have bought a dark nursery set from tutti bambini, i love green as i think it is calming and looks good against dark wood. I have bought my cot bedding from peter rabbit shop and it s greens, creams and beiges. I was going to get all creative and do a beatrix potter mural on the wall but i found some beatrix potter wall stickers that i might buy. I have also bought loads of peter rabbit stuff for the room so just need to put it all together and decorate the room, oh and furniture has not been delivered yet.

What are you planning on doing with yours ????
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Monday, March 5th 2012, 8:49pm

Hi ladies, we have accepted an offer on our house so looks like our baby will not only need a nursery decorating but an entire house! We are moving for the location and lifestyle so going to have to be patient and do the house slowly. Going to start with kitchen diner, nursery and bedroom. Bathroom and other areas we'll have to live with for now. All very exciting. Will have to make the most of the nesting instinct to get things done!
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Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 9:03am

Wow you are going to be busy Whiteangel - be nice to settle your new baby into the new house, rather than have to move them and risk unsettling them.

Taffycaz - that sounds lovely. We are thinking of maybe the zeddy and parsnip range from M&P. Did the once upon a time range for DS and it looks lovely. I'm not that creative to design the nursery myself, so you can buy all the coordinating stuff (albeit a bit more expensive). I would like white nursery furniture (I think) as we are using the box room and dark furniture (like we have for DS) would make the room look smaller. There is a small part of me that would love to do the room all in in pink, but just not sure.

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Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 6:55pm

I'm loving the sound of the nurseries! So exciting isn't it. I have started getting a few bits and keep going in the room to look at them. :snigger:

We've still got lots to do, but I have a plan! We will be decorating over easter ( When DS is in bed, there is no way we can attempt it when he is running round!), the walls will be an off white, its a very small room so needs to be as light as possible. There is already a bright pink blind in the room, which will be staying. I have a feeling I might be having a girl but if it is a boy we can easliy replace the blind. My dad has built a shelf and hanging rail in to the alcove, and I have go some green fabric with white polka dots to make the 'doors' of the wardrobe. I have 4 fabric storage boxes, and a laundry basket that are bright green with white polka dots too. I am going to make some bunting to match. As for furniture we are getting a white cot bed (probably the same one that DS has) and a white chest of drawers from Ikea. The room is tiny so its going to be a squeeze but if it turns out how I imagine it will I think it will look good. We went for bright green as I love bright green and pink together if its a girl, and if its a boy I will just add some more green maybe. I want to make some pictures but maybe I will leave that until after the birth and then chose the colour. Now I just need to find the time ( and energy!!!) to do all of this!!!!!

I confirmed to my boss today that I plan to work until 15th June......my due date is 28th June. I am now worrying that it might be too much! Oh well, I can always leave earlier if I am struggling. Last time I took 4 weeks of before my due date but I really want as much time off after as possible. With holiday I think I will be off for 14 months!!!! happydance

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Friday, March 9th 2012, 9:32am

Hi girls hope your all looking forward to the weekend.

Taffycaz and Amber love the names you have esp the girls names.

A quick question, i'm nearly 22 weeks preg, how much weight is normal to have put on by this point? I know everyone is different, i was a normal weight and BMI before i got preg, feel the weight is going on realy quickly, a lot quicker than the 1lb they recommend but i haven't changed my diet and exercise 3-4 times a week. Got a midwife app today will maybe ask and see what she says, the weird thing is in my clothes ud never know i was preg, i have put on 9-10lbs.

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Friday, March 9th 2012, 10:10am

sasha - I think i remember redaing im my book that you can exspect to put on about 1lb a week in your second trimester??? I am not getting on the scales anymore as this has been a big problem with me as I lost 5 1/2 stone before having IVF so it has been really hard for me to head around this as when I look in the mirror and look at my bump it reminds me of when I was over weight. So I am not getting on the scales again, I am eating healthy and not over eating so what ever weight I do put on will e for my baby and I will deal with it after I have given birth. Mind the clothes issue is erally gettign on my pip now, nothing looks right or fits and I really need to sort my clothes out and buy some nice maternity clothes!!!

I am so excited, my nursery furniture is coming on Monday!!! They phoned me yesterday after a bit of a mix up to say that they will come Monday and asemble the furniture for me, so got a busy weekend clearing the room and gettign everything ready. Cant wait to see the room all done up!!!

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Friday, March 9th 2012, 10:47am

Thanks taffycaz, i have never been over weight but have always watched my weight and have weighed the same weight give or take a few pounds for the last 6 years, i was also a bit of a fitness freak so to weigh more than i ever have and not to be able to do the exercise i used to sometimes gets a bit stressful, on the whole it doesn't bother me as i know i'm not over eating and it's all for baby, i think from now on i wont weigh myself because i look in the mirror and think i look ok, it's the creeping up on the scales that gets me a bit stressed.

You must be so excited about your furniture, i ordered mine last month and it's not in stock until June so hope baby doesn't decide to make an early apperance :)

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Friday, March 9th 2012, 11:02am

hi ladies

sasha - I think everyone varies with the weight gain, but I read that a pound per week from about 20 weeks onwards is normal. Like taffycaz, I lost a lot of weight prior to IVF (BMI down from 39 to 30, though it had crept back up to 31 before this last cycle), and was paranoid about gaining loads of weight. A friend of ours put on nearly 5 stone during one of her pregnancies (she was really skinny to start with) and because I really don't want that to happen I've been weighing myself every two weeks and trying not to go overboard with the food (but not calorie counting, and eating pretty much what I want). To be honest, I haven't had to try that hard, with still having food aversions, and having lost my sweet tooth and snacking habit!! I'm 25 weeks and have only gained 6 pounds so far, so happy with that. I really wouldn't worry about it - if you are eating normally, and still getting some exercise, then your body will only gain what it needs (mine doesn't need any extra fat, so I guess that is why I haven't put too much on yet!).

There are different recommendations for weight gain/weekly gain depending on your starting weight - there is a chart here.

taffycaz - so exciting getting your furniture :) Our cot is still in pieces downstairs, as I'm still working on emptying the spare room! Lots to do - I keep thinking "oh, we have months yet", but the time is flying by now!

jasper - wow, 14 months off work, that is fantastic :) You'll not want to go back at the end :)

whiteangel - congratulations on the house sale, you are going to have a busy time ahead :) We might be moving next year, but it depends on DH's work - may be relocating, or may not, they won't tell us until next summer at least.

everyone else, hope you are all doing well and looking forward to the weekend!

AFM, been up visiting my mum again yesterday, going again tomorrow, so another 6 hours in the car! DH has insisted on doing all the driving so far, but I might persuade him to let me drive at least part of the way tomorrow. We are hoping they might let her out of hospital next week, but it depends how she is once she comes off the antibiotics. Its been four weeks now, she is soooo ready to get home again! I still haven't got the spare room emptied - I do a little bit then get distracted by something else and it gets left for a few more days, I really have to get on with it now.

Also on the list for this month is researching extra-long baby gates. We have double doors connecting the dining room and living room, and I want to be able to have a gate across there so we can have the dogs on one side, and baby on the other. When she plays on the floor I want the dogs safely out of the way, but not locked in a totally separate room as that wouldn't be fair on them. Door gates are easy to find, but not everyone does extending ones.

Off out to Halfords again now - been twice already for the easyfix base they told me was in stock, only to find they didn't have it! They rang yesterday and told me that it is definitely available to collect now - we'll see :)
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Friday, March 9th 2012, 12:19pm

taffycaz - congratulations on your furniture! We have one cot in the room so far, the nursing char should arrive today, I have ordered the changer with telling OH (naughty me), and I am trying to agree with him when can we go to IKEA to get the wardrobe. And another cot is being followed on ebay - fingers crossed it won't go for a crazy amount!

13 days lft at work, and then I am off, probably for 14 months as well - last working day for me is March 28th, officially maternity leave ends on May 13th, but I will still have some 9 days of holiday to use (accrued in lieu of bank holidays), and 10 accrued days of annual leave for next year - which I can keep for later, if I wish.

I have finally got both the car seats and we bought easybase bases, so at least that is sorted. I have started washing the clothes, so now just need somewhere to put them away and iron all. Just need the wardrobe and the changing unit!

With regards to weight, I put around 11kg so far, I am 26 weeks now. I have lost some weight before getting pregnant, not as much as some of you, from about 32 to 29 BMI, I am way above my old weight now, and I don't care. I am eating what I want more or less. I am not much into cakes and chocolates during this pregnancy, I actually go and pick up a fruit, which was not that usual for me before (ok, I did have them, but not as much as now). I know with twins I will put on more weight. I am stepping on the scales most of the morning, as it has become a routing over he last couple of years before the shower, and record it once a week on my iPad app for pregnancy. It doesn't bother me that it is going up, I actually was more concerned when I only put 300g in 4 weeks! Well, I put 600g this week instead.

Yesterday I was asked by someone at the client's office when my baby is due. She had a bit of a surprise on her face when I said June - she clearly thought I only have a few more weeks to go! I told her then that I am expecting twins. It is actually first time someone asked me like this, I was quite chuffed. I don't think I am that big. I keep saying I'll get that bump photo done, and when I get back from home, get into PJs, and collapse on the sofa.

Still suffering the cramps, has a 'nice wake up' call yesterday morning. My calf is still painful today, and there some bruising appeared as well! So, I gave in and got the tonic water yesterday. I still have 12-14 weeks to go, and these cramps seem to be getting worse, I have to do something.
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Friday, March 9th 2012, 7:03pm

I have gained just over a stone already!!! :snigger: Its well deserved though because I just don't stop eating! I think I gained about 3 stone last time. I am not worrying about it though.

I had leg cramps in my first pregnancy and used to scare DH at night when I woke up in agony, he thought I was going in to labour!!!

You all sound so organised with the nurseries I need to start putting my plan in to action!

Have a good weekend everyone!

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Saturday, March 10th 2012, 9:04am

Hello second tri ladies :wave: the third tri is far too quiet so I thought I'd pop my head in here. At least a few of you are not that far from joining us there now :smile:

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Saturday, March 10th 2012, 9:12am

Oooh just had an email from Mothercare and they have 20% of toys at the moment. I have just ordered the play mat that I have had my eye on for a while. You need code F6VE at the check out.

Nice to see you CT. I can't beleive the third tri is quiet...you should all be putting your feet up on the sofa by now. Cup of tea in one hand, laptop in the other!!! :coffee:

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Sunday, March 11th 2012, 4:56pm

We ordered our nursery furniture today happydance , the Henley range from Babies'R'Us - had a reminder email that have 20% off, so got it for £471 which I'm really pleased about. Only thing is it'll turn up in about 8 days time and we still haven't emptied the room or decorated. No space to move the furniture out either - oh what fun!! Next job - pram ...

Nice to see you Curlytails - we'll be joining you soon.

Jasper - I lost a lot in the early stages, but have only put on about 4lbs since I found out I was pregnant. Not sure that's great - but then only put on just over a stone last time with DS. Those leg cramps are nasty - not had any so far this time xfingers Your plan sounds good - we are still not sure whether to go for pink or neutral, what do you think?

Amber - you sound quite organised, but then you need to be with twins :)

Taffycaz - hope you managed to clear the room OK this weekend.

Caraz - you can buy extenders for standard gates, or a playpen that converts to a room divider - have a look on mothercare website. Hope your mum is doing better and all the travel this weekend wasn't too hard for you. Time goes so quickly - if the nesting hasn't kicked in yet, it will :)

Hello to anyone else I've not mentioned & hope you've had a good weekend.

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Sunday, March 11th 2012, 5:26pm

Niki- that was. Bargain just looked at it and it looks nice, we have bought the Marie range at Tutti Bambini. Got room cleared and painted this weekend cant wait for it to come on monday. I have also been to beatrix potter shop today and bought some more bits and some wall stickers.

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Sunday, March 11th 2012, 6:43pm

Hi Taffycaz - Beatrix Potter is lovely, looking forward to seeing some piccies when it's finished :)

We have the Motorola MBP35 for DS - slightly older model, but it's great (lovely picture). Note - the exception is the battery life on the parent unit now does not last at all but we just keep it plugged in all the time (could try & get another rechargeable battery). Been deliberating whether we need a second one for next baby, but may just move it when she goes into her own room at 10 weeks.

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Sunday, March 11th 2012, 7:47pm

Nikki- Sounds like you got a bargain on the furniture. Do you think you will have time to empty and decorate the room before it arrives??!! I would be tempted to paint the room pink but then I know I would over do it as I love pink myself anyway! Amazing that you only put on just over a stone last time, that muct have been all baby, placenta etc no extra padding like I seem to build up when I am pg!!!



Taffycaz - Beatrix Potter will be lovely.I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures too! I have a box set of Beatrix Potters books from when I was a child. They are in DS's room at the mo, but if this LO is a girl I will pass them to her.

As for monitors we have never had one. Our house is very open plan and the walls are paper thin so we can hear everything! I spent ages looking at them but in the end decided not to bother. DS was in with us for just over 6 months anyway and we never felt the need to get one after that. We plan to keep this LO in with us for 6 months too, although if I had my way it would be for much longer. I absolutely loved him being in with us and cried when we moved him to his own room!! ;(

This weekend I have been getting lots of pain in my hips and pubic bone ( not sure if that is the technical term, but I am sure you know where I mean!) I had this with DS but not until very late on, maybe 38 weeks+. It's worst when I m lead on my side. When I move its like all my bones are crunching and grinding together. I have to put a pillow between my knees all of the time. I think my high heels are finally going to have to go too :-( as it was bad on Friday when I was wearing them.I have a MW apt on Thursday so I will ask her about it.

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Monday, March 12th 2012, 11:18am

morning, hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine!

jasper, your house sounds similar to ours - not the open plan bit, but the paper thin walls! We haven't decided wheether to get a monitor or not yet, as LO will be in with us for the first 6 months anyway. DH being a gadget freak, I suspect we will end up with one anyway, with lots of flashing lights and buttons on it :)

taffycaz - love Beatrix Potter, hadn't really thought about that for a theme - might take a look online at stickers and things.

nikkih - sounds like a bargain for your furniture. We don't really need any more furniture, as the room has fitted wardrobes (I hate them but they do provide masses of storage space), and there isn't room for anything else in addition to the cot, chest of drawers we already have, and a sofa bed - cuts down on the shopping required anyway! We got a cot top changer with the cot, so no changing table required.

curlytails - hiya :) will be joining you over there in another 3 and a bit weeks!

amber - hope the tonic water is helping with those leg cramps.

AFM, still recovering from travelling on Saturday, it is surprisingly tiring sitting in a car for nearly 7 hours! I couldn't persuade DH to let me drive, mostly because I was feeling really faint on Saturday morning and had to sit down a lot in case I fell over!! Not surprisingly he wasn't keen on me getting behind the wheel of the car :snigger: My mum is still really poorly, we're not sure when (or if) she'll be able to come home, we may be looking at long-term nursing care sadly :( I've just found out that the ward she is on is closed to visitors today because they've had an outbreak of some nasty bug, despite it having been deep-cleaned only last week, so worried she will catch that now too - she already has infections :( My sister has to go in and see the consultant this afternoon so we might know more then. Really worried she may not last long enough to see her latest grandchild :(
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Monday, March 12th 2012, 11:26am

Hi girls hope you all had a great weekend.

Your all so organised with baby rooms, i have ordered the furniture but it doesn't arrive until June so hope baby doesn't arrive early.

I got the Tommee Tippee closer to nature digital sensor mat and monitor (came recommended from friends and family who have just had babies) it's on special at the mo on Amazon reduced from £99.99 to £53.99.

Does anyone go to aquanatal? I'm thinking of going if my work allow it but it's at 10am and might be a bit of a hassle when id need to go back to work but if i thought it was worth it id def go.

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Monday, March 12th 2012, 1:07pm

Caraz, sorry about your mum. Believe in miracles, all I can say. I think most of have to believe in them as we are all here!

Re monitor - I like the BT monitor and pacifier very much (at least from description, haven't got one yet). I am just keep in an eye on the price, and will buy it soon. I have ordered the changing unit (drawers with the changin top) from mothercare on Friday, it said 'we aim to deliver within 25 working days', so I might get it by mid April.

We got our nursing chair on Friday - in the ned after me sitting in all the day and waiting for it, they forgot to put it on the van and I ended up going to collect it. I built it on Friday night, and I love it. OH doesn't like ti, no surprise there!

I will be trying to get him to go to the shop and order/buy the pram this weekend. I am 27 weeks this week, so I feel like we really need to get ready. Well, at least we have the car seats sorted!
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Monday, March 12th 2012, 7:32pm

Caraz- I hope your Mum gets better soon and your sister managed to get some answers.

Amber- You will soon be in the third tri...how exciting!!!!

I am still really struggling with clothes. :-( Today I wore the work trousers that I lived in last time and I felt uncomfortable all day, I just think they look horrible. They are boot leg but seem quite flary!!! I have just ordered some skinny black trousers from Next which I am hoping will look nice with the flat shoes I am now wearing! I have only been looking at the Next stuff in thir catalogue and was amazed how much they have online. They also had quite alot in the clearance section particularly if you are a size 8-10. I have ordered 3 tops from the sale section some new work trousers and new jeans!!! Hopefully I will like them when they arrive!!!

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I found the tops I bought from next quite slim fitting and so took them back. Didn't think they would last long. I seem to change shape so much during the day that I go from trousers falling down to not being able to breathe. What a nightmare! x
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Monday, March 12th 2012, 8:28pm

Do you find that your bump gets bigger further on into the day!! When I go to bed and lay down my bump seems rather large, when I wake up it seems to go down a little lol.

They came to build my nursery furniture today, i love it, it looks fab!!! I know it is a bit early but it was a good bargain, got plenty of time to put finishing touches to it as well!!
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Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 7:12am

They came to build my nursery furniture today, i love it, it looks fab!!! I know it is a bit early but it was a good bargain, got plenty of time to put finishing touches to it as well!!

Gives you plenty of time to fill it full of cute clothes too!!!! : D

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Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 7:37am

I know Jasper, I have my scan next Monday so I am soooo hoping that they will be able to tell what sex is so that I can go mad with shopping lol!!! I have four days off next weeks so I will have plenty of time to shop. I am not bothered what sex I just need to know, I hate surprises!!

I am havign really vivid dreams recently adn they seem so real, some are about work and soem are about the baby, not had dreams like this before.
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Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 2:39pm

Taffycaz - I assumed you were having a girl, based on your ticker .... Glad you are pleased with the furniture and it gives loads of time for finishing touches ... The vivid dreams are normal - I can never remember mine, but would be interesting to write them down to look back at.

Jasper - I'm living in the 1 pair of jeans, and a few tops. Not going to buy anything else now - would prefer to spend the money after I have the baby as I never got back into my jeans, even though I lost all the weight. Must have changed shape too! We should have time to get the nursery ready - once we have chosen the theme, we can decorate so no point stressing until then. Due to early weight loss, I've only put on about 4/5lbs so far (since I found out I was pregnant) - have huge sweet cravings this time, so I expect all the cakes will remedy that :snigger:

Amber - you'll be the main one using the nursing chair, so glad you like it. The BT monitors are good - something else to tick off the list :)

Sasha - where did you get your furniture from? As long as you have somewhere for baby to sleep, the nursery itself doesn't need to be finished. I've not tried aquanatal - did some yoga last time was was good (although I didn't use any of the techniques during labour so not bothering this time).

Caraz - sorry to hear your mum is so poorly. She'll want to hold one to meet her grandchild so try not to worry too much.

AFM - been quite tired the last few days, the nesting seems to be kicking in and I want everything just right. Trouble is DH is working loads and a lot of it I need him for. Hoping to order the pram this week, so that'll be the last big item sorted.

Hope everyone is having a nice day and the weather is better where you are than it is here!

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Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 8:29pm

Just arranged to go to aquanatal classes with a friend starting next Wednesday. Going to need to buy a swimming costume now! Really excited about it! Sad I know! X
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Amber - you'll be the main one using the nursing chair, so glad you like it. The BT monitors are good - something else to tick off the list :)

AFM - been quite tired the last few days, the nesting seems to be kicking in and I want everything just right. Trouble is DH is working loads and a lot of it I need him for. Hoping to order the pram this week, so that'll be the last big item sorted.


I am very tired this week. Sunday night, I slept for 12 hours, and would have hapily done more, but Monday is a working day.... I woke up at 4am yesterday morning stressed and upset after the dream about the work, and just couldn't fall asleep, it was a hard day. I managed to stay up until 8pm last night, and then just went to bed and got up at 6am today to go to work. Very unusual for me - the alarm was ringing for a bit before i switched it off, even OH woke up before me! (Never happens) Feeling very tired, and hapily would go back to bed. It is only Wednesday as well!!!! No early night for me today, as we have 'Your new baby' class at the hospital tonight.

I hope we can go and get the pram sorted (or at least get the prices) from a few shops this weekend as well. My changing unit is 'dispatched' according to Mothercare account, so then I need the wardrobe and the second cot, which can wait if something - I am not willing to buy it somewhere in London and have to collect it, surely one will come up on ebay around here for not too much money one day.

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Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 4:19pm

Sadly, my mum passed away last night. Still haven't taken it in, although it was kind of expected, as she had been more or less unconscious since Monday afternoon. I couldn't go and see her yesterday because the nursing staff insisted that the risk of my catching an infection was too high, but my brothers and sister spent the day with her. I don't mind tbh, we saw her on Saturday when she was still laughing and talking, so better to remember her that way. I'll probably not be online for a few days, as there is naturally a lot to be done now, but I'll try and catch up when I can.
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Really sorry to hear about your mum Caraz. Thinking of you. xxx :hugs:

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Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 5:31pm

Sorry to post and run, but just wanted to say how sorry I am Caraz, and to look after yourself over the next few weeks. I'm so glad you get to remember your mum happy and smiling though

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So sorry to hear about your mum Caraz - thinking of you. My MIL died a month before we had DS (completely suddenly) - it's so hard :(

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Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:10am

Caraz so sorry to hear about your mum.

Whiteangel i went to my first aquanatal on Tues i realy enjoyed it, quite a few of the girls wore trainer socks to stop them slipping in the water, i didn't wear them but will next week.

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Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 8:25am

It is very quiet here!

Caraz, I hope you are keeping well. Take care.

We are fine. I am still tired, but then - it is only 7 days at work left! We went to Ikea Friday night to get the wardrobe and I have been busy building it most of the Saturday. But - now it is done, and I love it. Will be getting few more shelves and possibly wire baskets to go inside when we make to Ikea next time.

We are looking to order the pram, and I am just getting the quotes from different shops. OH would like to buy it from some shop locally, so if there are any issues later on, we can just go to them and get it sorted. But we will see - if we can save £100 buying elsewhere, I think he will persuaded to buy there.

Have a scan and consultant's appointment on Thursday. Not sure I am looking forward to this. The scans in our hospital are rubbish (I complained about them here before - you are justlaying on the bed like a piece of meat and they don't really show you the picture until very end for a minute or so), and my consultant is not really nice - she just talks and talks, and when asked direct question cannot give you advice or solution. I hope to get bloods done this time though, as I am not sure my iron levels are getting any better, and low iron can be linked to low birth weight and early labour!!!! I am expecting twins, so the risk of early labour is even higher, with more than 50% of twins born before 37 weeks.

I only have 9-10 weeks left in best case - scary!!!! I still want to do so much, and I am worried I might not be able to finish all before babies are here!
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Had my scan and consultant appointment yesterday!!

We are having a bab22 So excited to know what we are having it has made it feel more real now, he has a good kick on him aswell lol. Scan was lovely the sonographer spent ages showing us everything, he was lying there waving his hands and feet around lol. And then she said its def a boy lol. Everything is fine with the baby, my placenta is lying very low but they are hoping that this may mive and i yave another scan at 34 weeks so i will get to see him again. Went to see consultant, cist has now gone so it was to do with My PCOS she wants me to have a diabetes sugar tolerance test due to my PCOS and family history. Other than that it went well.


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Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 1:37pm

hi ladies

Thanks for your kind messages, it has been a difficult week for us :( Slightly surreal juxtapositions, one minute ordering funeral flowers and talking wills and probate with my brother, the next looking online at nursery curtains and trying to decide what colour to paint the walls! The funeral is on Friday, so we'll be heading up there for a couple of nights. I'll have to spend some time up there helping sort the house out before it can go on the market, but that will have to wait until after next week as I have a mw appointment next Wednesday, and it is DHs birthday too.

Pregnancy-wise everything seems to be going fine, I've discovered (during several fairly sleepless nights) that LO is VERY active overnight! She's kicking and punching away, I'm amazed I ever get any sleep at all :) Bump is getting bigger by the day it seems, even my fat pre-preg jeans are now off-limits. Feeling really tired and quite flaky at times - a combination of hormones, variable blood pressure, stress and lack of sleep I guess! No energy to speak of, so I'm not going to be much help shifting boxes around mum's house!

taffycaz - congrats on baby7 it is nice to know what you are having I think - makes her more of a real little person to us :)
amber - so exciting getting close to maternity leave :) We are ordering our pram from a local shop for the same reason as your OH - plus we received a 10% off voucher from them through the post, still got no idea what mailing list I am on that sent it through! Good luck with your scan, hopefully it will be a better experience than the last ones.

Hope everyone else is doing well - and Happy Spring Equinox to all :flowerbasket:
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Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 5:57pm

Hi all, been busy entertaining this weekend which was lovely but tiring! Had my 20 week scan yesterday which was amazing and bab22 ! He was very happy to show us his bits so no doubt there! Less keen to show his face however, even after I had been doing star jumps! Was reassuring to see him kicking and waving as I still can't feel a lot. Found out I have an anterior placenta which makes sense. Went shopping afterwards and got some lovely things from next. Has anyone been to the mamas and papas outlet at McArthur Glen near York? Wondered if they sell pushchairs? I've chosen which one I want but wouldn't mind last year's colours if it saves us money!
Caraz, sounds like you are doing amazingly well given the circumstances, keep thinking about those curtains and remember we are here for you if you need us!
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Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 7:10pm

It has been very quiet in here...I went away for 4 days expecting to come back and have loads to catch up on!!! We had a weekend in Torquay, which was great just very cold at night as we were in a caravan. We visited my newest nephew while we were there, he is only 2 weeks old and it seemed strange thinking that will be us in a matter of weeks!!!

I had a MW appt last week and she said that the baby is transverse. When I told a friend she sid' Oh you will have to have a c section then!!?'. Surely there is plenty of time for the baby to turn, does anyone know anything about this??? I have another appt in 2 weeks so I will ask the MW then.

Our nursery is all planned and slowly coming together but for those of you that are still on the look out for bedding, curtains etc. I saw some lovely ranges in Dunelm MIll at the weekend. They were different from anything I have seen in other shops and much cheaper!!!

For weeks it seemed everyone was announcing that they were having girls and now it seems we have a few boys!!! I am really starting to think I am having a girl but who knows!!! Hope you are all well. xx

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Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 7:51pm

Hi Jasper, plenty of time to turn around!! I think they only start to think about c-sections well into the final weeks of the 30's if it's still breach, and they will try turning it before then probably if it still is. I'm sure it will turn before then :)

Very quiet on here, I'm also to blame! So busy at work, barely have time to write, haven't even written in my own diary for weeks!! Oops.

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Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 8:51pm

Hi girls hope your all well.

Whiteangel and taffycaz congrats on bab22

Well i had went to have a 4D scan on sat, planned a nice day out and when we got to the scan place the girl just looked at me and said there was no way i was far enough along for a 4D scan even though when i phoned up they said it was fine to come after 22 weeks, On the plus side we got a quick look at baby and she confirmed baby7 so not all was lost and we are allowed to go back when i'm 30 weeks.

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Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 1:46pm

Congrats Sasha! So many boys on here :)

What a bummer to not get your 4D scan, how disappointing. But at least you got to see your little man.

Hope everyone else is well. Went to Antenatal yoga on Monday, it was divine! So relaxing, and very different to the yoga classes I've done at gym. This was all candles and soft music, and deep breathing etc. Lovely....

Tried to look for an aqaunatal class but can't find one locally unfortunately. Although with the cost of the yoga I might just have to walk to keep fit else it will all really add up!

Hope everyone's well, have a good day

xxx


Me 35, DH 37 [zx151]
2 x ICSI :BFN:
1 x FET :BFN:
Nov 11 - 3rd ICSI (Immunology Cycle) :BFP: Please stay with us :pray:





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