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Monday, April 18th 2011, 1:51am

Morning ladies
Mum82 I'm glad that you are trying different shifts and hopefully you will still manage to fit everything in without feeling too exhauseted :faint: .
Amazing Grace, I'm also very emotional at the slightest thing. yesterday morning I had to turn off the london marathon because I was getting too tearfull :bawl: !! I've got an aunty who is unwell and so a funeral that is pending...I dread to think how I'm going to be there!!
Rallygirl, sorry to hear about your headaches, they can be normal for pregnancy but must be very frustrating. I hope that it resolves soon xfingers Take it easy.
Hoping, how exciting 3 days left then such a long break :thumbsup: . Sorting out the kitchen will be quite fun and lots of socialising sounds goood. Enjoy
Daisy, what is a glider chair?
Tinyteacher, is gina ford the one who suggests to feed at specific times or is she all about on demand feeding? I have known people that have tried her method and got on ok but others who have not so I don't really know what I'm going to follow yet.
AFM: went out shopping to look at baby things with DH. was lovely to be walking around thinking of our future (DH is now getting excited I think) However he kept asking me what we actually need and I don't really know the answer. I think someone may have posted previously a list of the basics so I shall have a look through and see if I can find it, but please could you post it again just in case
Still feeling low about the bridesmaid dress, and now staring to feel guilty when I eat anything unhealthy (haven't told DH this as he would go mad at me) I wont stop eating or dieting or anything but I just feel low at the moment.
Anyway, hope you all have a good day (whilst I sleep off night 1 :sleeping: )
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Monday, April 18th 2011, 6:57am

Adreamz - a glider chair is like a rocking chair but it glides really smoothly forwards and backwards. Dutailier Glider Chairs

They really are very lovely to sit in. My boss had one when I was a nanny in America 16 years ago and I never forgot how good it was and it was always the first thing on my list to buy!

We are off shopping today - going to try to steer away from baby things but I don't fancy my chances! Mum has already knitted me a beautiful blanket and bough some organic cotton baby grows (they are really soft compared to ordinary ones but they were soo expenive - won't be buying any more!!!)

My 20 week scan date came through - 2nd June. It's not that far away!!

14 weeks today :biggrin:

Have a wonderful day ladies. And Adreamz - I think finding tha list of basics is a brilliant idea as we were saying the same - not a CLUE what to buy!!!!

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:55am

hello my mummy's and there bumps.

my gawwd..... how many posts sinse friday!! I've read everyones posts but my preg-head will only let me answer to any last 10 posts that i can see ..lol.

Blossom - i did have a pain like yours a while back. turns out my bra's were too tight :snigger: i really thought it was something else and was a bit worried myself. i wear underwired bra's still and they were diggin into me so much it was causing a stabbing numb pain with pins and needles just above my lowest rib (so not even where the wire on the bra lies...very strange!)). i bought some bra extenders and now its fine (it took a couple of week to go away though). So u could maybe try that...... Or as your MW said it could just be baby resting on something. btw... i also work at a computer all day and think the sitting down all day added to it too.

AG - thats great hun u live in a country where u can just 'whip them out' without been conscious ...lol. onfortunately its not quite like that here even though it should be considered 'normal' to feed your child how nature intended. How exciting u've chosen your LO's names. Its funny because this weekend me and dh have come to the conclusion we're just going to use the girls name we've always loved rather than name hunting like i have been doing so we've also got our name sorted. we're not disclosing either though until she's born. and i'd told my mum she can choose the middle name but it has to be run past me though incase i don't like it..lol. I'm with u on the feeling blessed but them thinking about all our other fx buddies who are still under going tx. I feel so blessed but then think 'why am i so lucky and not someone else'. Unfortunately we all have our different mountains to climb and all we can do is be there for our friends to support them. You have had a journey yourself though hun so we just have to remember we deserve it and try and enjoy it.

Hoping - Glad the kitchen is coming on nicely. i bet u'll be glad to be back home when its done. although you have lovely parent looking after you i hate not having my own bed and living out of a suitcase....and missing dh of course!! You'll have a lovely new kitchen though so all will be worth it. Hope your test goes well on thurs. i'm paranoid about GD at the moment because i'm measuring big.... can't wait til my scan thursday cos they'll be able to give me an indication of how big buba is! So hope all goes well for u hun, i'm sure it will though if u have no symptoms.

daisy - yeah i lobe my big adft labrador. they are the best arn't they? :happy: funnily enough my labrador is called Daisy!! I can't wait to see what she's like with buba. Hope u had a nice weekend with your mum hun

tinyteacher - wow sounds like u got soe right bargains there. i know what u mean about storing them in the garage, i'd be the same hun. all my buba's things are at my mums until i dare bring them home. Are we supposed to go by a breast feeding programme when BF'ing.... i was just going to go with the flow but maybe i'm naive!! I think i'm going to buy the bottles in (as i want to express at a later dat anyway) but defo not the formula.... PMA all the way hun.... we will NOT fail :thumbsup:

adreamz - there was a list posted on here and i saved it so i'll try and post it on another post for you. BTW...don't u dare feel guilty about eating, its only a b.maid dress, i'm sure something can be sorted hun. worse things have happended than not fitting into a dress cos of your lovely LO in there. Your friedn should understand and i'm sure you can get the dress to fit more maternity friendly.

AFM - -had a lovely weekend. i wa sout with friends until 1am on fri night....go me!! :D then saturday had a lovely day with hub and visiting my mum. yesterday's weather was just lush and we went for a picnic with the dog. I'm hopinh its like this next week for whitby....did some say they've been to whitby recently????

I've had really bad carpel tunnel this weekend. pyhsio starts tomorrow though so xfingers it helps. it really aches through the day though now. My fingers have got bigger too and i can't fit any rings on now. also now my ankles have started swelling already. Think i just have loads of water retention....i'm going to be a bloater full of water by july :snigger: I actually rung the hosp last night cos i was worried about pre-eclampsia but everything is ok and i've been reassured its normal :thumbsup:

27 weeks today! I'll be 3rd tri next week...... its actually going quite quick this pregnancy.

I have my 4d scan thursday and i'm so looking forward to it. apparently waht buba looks like now is how she'll look when she's born - she just has growing to do. so looking forward to seeing if she looks like me or daddy...

hope u all had nice weekend anyway

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 10:55am

Baby list..........

For those who wanted it.....

Checklist of hospital bag things

Hospital Bag
Items for Labour
Antenatal notes
Birth plan if you have made one
Nightdress or large T-shirt for delivery
Thick socks
Snacks and drinks
Magazines and books
Dressing gown and slippers
Camera/ video camera
Lip balm and facial spray
Wash bag and hairbrush/bands
I-pod
straws


Items for the Ward
Two or three nightdresses or pyjamas – front opening for feeding
Nursing bra
Breast pads
Nipple cream – Lansinoh
Disposable or cheap underpants
At least twenty-four maternity pads
Two towels
Tissues
Make-up bag
Anti-bacterial wipes
Mobile phone
Clothes for going home (maternity wear)

Items for Your Baby
Newborn nappies
Three vests
Three sleepsuits
Muslin squares
Shawl or blanket
Clothes for going home
Warm jacket or all-in-one if cold weather
Cuddly toy
Checklist of baby buys
Baby Clothes
8 short-sleeved vests (bodysuits) with poppers between the legs
8 sleepsuits (babygrows)
2-3 cardigans
1 all-in-one or warm jacket for going outside in winter
At least 2 hats
At least 2 pairs of bootees or socks
2 pairs Mittens
4 Bibs
1 Pram suit
1 sun hat
Swaddling blanket

Breast Feeding
Breast feeding cover
Breast pads
Nipple shield
At least 2 nursing bras
Nipple cream - Lansinoh
Breast pump, hand or electric – (Medela electric pump)
Breast feeding cover
Freezer bags for freezing breast milk
2 x 100ml (4fl oz) bottles
Size 1 newborn teats
Bottle steriliser
Lots of muslins
2 Nursing nightwear

Bottle Feeding
Flask – for warming bottles
2 x 100ml (4fl oz) bottles with teats
6 x 200ml (8fl oz) bottles with teats
Plastic jug for warming bottles
Tin or formula suitable for newborns
Bottle brush


Changing
Changing mat
Cotton wool balls
28 Newborn nappies
Barrier cream for baby’s bottom
Baby wipes (use from 2 weeks onwards)
nappy wrappers

Medical Supplies
Baby thermometer
Baby calpol
Rubbing alcohol (umbilical care)
Medicine spoon
2-4 dummies
Teething gel
Nasal Aspirator

Safety
Room thermometer
Baby monitor
Breathing monitor
Night light


Bathing
2 bath towels or baby towels with hoods
2 hand towels
2 baby sponges
2 soft flannels
Baby soap
Baby powder
Cotton wool
Moisturizing cream or lotion
Baby oil
Baby shampoo
A soft hairbrush
Baby nail scissors with rounded tips
Bath thermometer
Waterproof bathing apron
Baby bath

Bedtime
Moses basket and mattress
Moses basket stand
Drop-side cot and mattress
Bumpers and bedding for cot
Bedding for the Moses basket: at least 4 fitted sheets, 4 cellular cotton blankets and 4 flat sheets
Bedding for the drop-side cot: 4 fitted sheets, 4 flat sheets, 4 large blankets
Twelve to twenty-four muslin squares
Two shawls for swaddling
Night light

Travel
Car seat
Pushchair
Parasol
Raincover
Baby sling
Changing bag
Car seat mirror



General
Baby bouncer/ chair
Baby gym mat
Books
Soft baby toys
Mobile for cot
Activity arch for car seat/pushchair


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Monday, April 18th 2011, 1:16pm

Cheers Booboo - I'd been looking for that list too! Very useful

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 1:48pm

Hey Ladies

WOW BooBoo, the list seems soooo long but thinking about it, i reckon my big sis has given me quite a lot of stuff on the list already.

Happy shopping Daisy, go for it!!!

Hoping, hope the kitchen is coming along nicely and is almost done. I'm very jealous cos we always live in Forces accomodation cos we move around so frequently, it's not worth buying a place escpecially in this day and age. Cant wait till we can be in a house of our own and decorate it exactly as we want.

Adreamz, i really hope you can sort out the situation with the bridesmaid dress hun. It's an extra wee stress you just dont need right now. Hopefully your friend is understanding and can help you sort it.

Tiny Teacher, how did you get on with the bathroom? Hope you were'nt straining yourself too much hun.

Sorry, cant see any further back. Hope all the other 2nd tri mummies are doing fine today.

AFM - I'm headache free today yipee :) That was a marathon one i had for about 2 days. Saw the m/w this morning and she reassured me they should be starting to lessen soon, thank god!!!

Anyway, we heard baby's heartbeat for the first time and it was the most amazing feeling. Lovely and strong and fast 145 bpm. She found it really quickly too which was good. M/W also had a wee feel of my tummy and assured me i've got the start of a nice bump there. I still think it feels like a big fat spare tyre round my middle. DH recorded the heartbeat on his phone so we had another listen when we got home. Brill!!!

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 1:53pm

Tinyteacher - thanks for the advice. I still cant find their HB so now I am scared. Any advice/tips welcome

Daisy - Those chairs are lovely but so so expensive.

BooBoo - Thanks for the checklist

Adreamz - Enjoy shopping. I cant wait to feel confident enough for that.

Rallygirl - Hope those headaches stay away

Hoping - Great your kitchen is coming on.

AFM - I have an antenatel apt tomorrow. When do the midwifes check for HB?

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 2:11pm

Taxi, i'm by no means an expert and have only just heard baby's [zx076] for the first time this morning but m/w warned me it could take a while to locate it and it may not be all that loud either. Please try not to worry and i'm sure you will be reassured at your app tomorrow, just let them know your concerns. I think the M/W's always have a doppler at hand to have a wee listen.

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 2:59pm

Hi ladies

Daisy - never heard of glider chairs before. Yours sounds like a bargain so think I may try Ebay as I want a nursing chair for the nursery xx

Booboo - cheers for that list. I have copied it and emailed it to my home email so I can use it as a check list when I am off for maternity leave before the baby arrives as I will be frantically buying all the final items then LOL. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend despite getting swollen ankles xx

Rallygirl - it's amazing hearing the HB isn't it? DH prefers that to the scans as he says it's the true sign of life. I've considered buying a doppler so we can hear it more often but I'd just scare myself if I struggled to find the HB xx

Hi to everyone else. Sorry it's short and sweet but I have just heard the most fantastic news that I wanted to share it. I've just been for lunch with one of my bestest friends (was my chief bridesmaid) and she has announced she is 13 weeks pregnant!! I am so happy for her. I knew she was trying and fortunately she hasn't had any problems although she did have bleeding around 6 weeks and feared the worse but all is well and she had her 12 week scan last week. She is due around the end of October so will be off when I am, which is great as means I'll have someone to spend time with when I'm on maternity leave. She was dying to tell me sooner but understandably wanted to wait until she had the 12 week scan, plus she didn't want me to be anxiously awaiting her 12 week scan with her if she told me sooner as she didn't want me to feel stressed while I'm pregnant bless because as we know ladies it is a nail biting wait until the 12 week scan, and the ones after that actually LOL! It's a constant worry that all will be OK isn't it? Anyway, just wanted to share the news.

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 3:19pm

Taxi - the chairs are amazing, and mine even more so as I got mine for £36 on ebay!!! Hope the a/n app goes well tomorrow.

Hoping - that's great news about your friend!! You will love having the company when you are both off together. Wish I had someone to be off with!!

Rallygirl - it's great hearing tha heartbeat, isn't it? Good that the headache has made a disappearing act too. About 2 days ago we had a REALLy strong heratbeat on the doppler so I made DH get the camcorder out and tape it - got to snatch these moments while you can LOL!!

BooBoo - i officially love you for fetchiing that thread, though now I am really worried about just HOW MUCH STUFF THERE IS !!! LOL!!! Best not show DH just yet....... My labrador is called Henry and, like your Daisy (great name! although it's not me real name...) he is going to be brill with the baby, he is so gentle and calm natured.

AFM - I am all shopped out. As I thought, couldn't help ourselves with the baby stuff and bought a couple of outfits. Have just been for a lie down as walking around in the warm weather is totally whacking me out. My belly is getting HUGE - am wearing maternity trousers today. It is nice to let it all hang out though.
Does anyone get pain in or near their belly buttons? I get a pain when I have been on my feet for a long time. Am assuming it is ligament pain. It goes the instant i sit down.

Enjoy the rest of this lovely sunny day

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 3:52pm

daisy - aww Henry is also a great name for a lab. I love human names for Dogs :thumbsup: Infact me and hub love our dogs name so much we even considered Maisy for a babyname..... imagine though Daisy and Maisy....best not or we'll get funny looks :snigger: Re- your belly button pain, i've had that before hun. its like a sharp stabbing pain in my belly button...it makes me :wacko: cos i hate belly buttons and they make me cringe!! xxx

Hoping - thats lovely news about your friend and fab that you'll have a maternity leave buddy not too long after you have little Nathan. I'm the first to get pregnant out of my 4 best friends but i know one of them is trying. it's lovely best friends having babies of similar age. Wonder if your friend has a best friend or girlfriend for Nathan :snigger: xxx

taxi - My MW did my LO's HB at 16 weeks hun. But she may do it sooner...... i think its as long as your over 12 weeks ?( xxx

rallygirl - glad your mw apt went well. i love hearing LO's HB. I'm going to record it on my phone next time i go! xxx

yes that list i posted is pritty long...... I think most things can be under one roof though at baby stores eg. Mothercare so that should make it easier.

Does anyone wear 'under the bump' maternity trousers?? I've bought 3 pairs that fit in the shop then when i wear them they fall down. just discovered all maternity trousers have 2 elastic bits with a button on the inside at the sides. you can pull the elastic and button it how tight u want the trousers. mine don;t fall down now i've learnt how to tighten them!! :thumbsup: just thought i'd share incase anyone was as daft as me and only just realised that mat trousers can be tightended up.....


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Monday, April 18th 2011, 5:01pm

Hello ladies

Its been a while but everytime I think I will post, I end up reading as many of the recent posts as I can and then get confused....LOL!! Pregnancy brain has thoroughly kicked in :snigger: You girls have been VERY busy bees and its lovely to read your posts even if I don't post myself!! As most of you are ahead of me, you have some great advice/tips to give......so thank you :)

Booboo - that list!! OMG.....i'm officially scared!! I kept scrolling and it kept going haha!! Its is brilliant though, I am a person who lives by lists so this was right up my street!! Better get saving those pennies. So how far have you got with buying stuff?

Rallygirl - must've been amazing to hear your LO's heartbeat for the first time and good idea recording it.....i'm going to steal that idea for my appt. When is your next appt? After 16 weeks I don't see the midwife again until 24 weeks....seems such a long time!!

Daisy - good bargain on the gliding chair. I have 4 friends who have had babies this year already and all have bought some amazing bargains from Ebay!! One of my friends picked up a pristine nursing chair for 99p!!!

Hoping - great news for your friend, congrats to her :happy: I am really grateful I have lots of friends too having babies this year as it means plenty of company and advice whilst on maternity leave. Its really strange at the same time that we are all becoming mummies!!

Taxi - I don't have a doppler but I keep hearing how difficult it can be to find the baby's heart beat at an early stage so don't panic, i'm sure your LO is just tucked up nicely :) How far along are you now?

Sorry I can't see any further back but I hope the rest of you girls are doing well and those bubbas are cooking nicely!!

AFM - I am 16 weeks today and feeling really well, so much so I still keep wondering whether I am dreaming my baby up!! I have my midwife appointment on Thursday and i'm hoping that she does listen to the HB so I can be reassured......I will actually beg her to as I won't be able to go another 4 weeks without knowing he/she is ok in there!! Still not eating very well, bread is my only friend....oh and cheese!! I just don't fancy anything else, particularly when it comes to dinner time.......was anyone else the same?? I am also not being very pleasant to my OH at the moment, everything he does just seems to get on my nerves.....I know I am being unreasonable but I just can't help it. I'd rather just come home from work and not even bother talking to him to avoid any hormonal confrontation. Yesterday was particularly bad as I just sat and cried and questioned myself as to why I was even having his child. I don't know why, I put it down to feeling trapped in a pregnant body while he can carry on as normal. I'm sure i'll get over myself!!

Anyway sorry to end on a moan but hope you all don't mind, it always feels better to let it out. Hope you have all had lovely days in the sunshine xx



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Hoping – We are not finding out the sex of the baby. Here they will tell you at the 18 weeks scan where they do all the checks and I think they were amazed we didn’t want to find out, as most people do! Feel like it would be like opening my Christmas presents before Christmas, but everyone is different. I know it would have made the shopping so much easier for one, but not regretting not finding out. Fantastic that your friend is going to be off at the same time as you – you’ll be able to take walks together and eat lots of cake!

Tiny Teacher – We’ve decided to keep the names a complete secret from everyone. With the whole IVF process too many people knew all about our drug taking, egg collecting etc and so with this we just want it for us and we’ll announce after the birth. It’s all SO exciting! 

Adreamz – I have an excel list that I’ve prepared that I would be very willing to share with you if you like. I don’t really want to post it openly on here, but if you private message me your e-mail address then I will sent it to you. I have probably gone a bit overboard, but it might give you an idea to get you started and then you can adapt for yourself. I got it passed onto me from a friend who had it passed onto her! Oh reading down the list I see someone else has already posted one and so I’ve saved that to my computer too!

Boo Boo – My SIL advised me not to get under the band trousers, but unfortunately these were the only ones that I could find that fit me. I’m very short and find that really only next petite jeans fit me properly. Anyway, I’ve actually found them totally brilliant and would highly recommend them. I do always wear a bump band with them too.

AFM - not much news really - just loving time at home with DH and not having to work!! We've been working in the garden, catching up with friends and i'm getting all ready for the BIG shop in the UK. Really looking forward to it as lots of catching up with family and friends too. Hope you've all had good Mondays xxx

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 7:24pm

:o) Hi all.

Busy bees posting on here!!

Woah, BooBoo, that list looks SUPER long!!! But as you say, can all be bought under one roof.

The glider chair is fab, my sister has one and is sooo comfy. Trouble is, our 'nursery' probably wont fit it in :-( Although the house is still up for sale, so we may not be here when our little bean is born....

AG - you're very organised with a spreadsheet! A true teacher!

Stace - think your hormones are probably going haywire. Try to give yourself abit of breathing space when you start feeling the need to rip OH's head off! Am sure the bond between you will come back again very shortly, expecially when your bump starts growing even bigger;)

Booboo - have got one ove rthe bump work trousers, feel very restricted in them, and two jeans from topshop, smallish band. Haven't got any with moveable buttons, but glad you can keep your troos up now without the fear of flashing anyone :snigger:

Daisy - getting pains all the time! But think it's all a case of things moving around in there. try not to worry and rest as much as you can :cuddle

Hoping - : D yeay for your pg friend!! And a bonus as she will be a playmate for you too!!!

Rally girl - glad all ok at the mw and you heard bubba on the doppler, amazing hearing bubba's hearthbeat beating along isn't it. :rollseyes:

AFM - well, DH had a stag do on fri. then we went to friends on sat. so when we got home on sun. he said he was knackered, (tut!) and got into bed ALL afternoon. Lazy s*d!! So I had it in my head to grout the bath and sort the bathroom ceiling. Did a good job on the grouting, even if I do say so myself, I am SOOOO non-DIY savvy. Stripped the peeling paint from the ceiling - didn't strain myself - and all looks alot better. I am one of these people who finds it hard to sit still!!!! Wasn't impressed when, after I had ironed, washed and hung out to dry, hoovered my car and sorted bathroom when DH asked what I was doing for tea....He had a piece of my mind then!!!!!!!!!! So he did make it after that, he usually does all the cooking.

Told my class I am expecting today, they are 7 - 9 years. They collectively gasped, then asked if I was excited, how cute! Then said they would all be aunties and uncles and could I bring LO in for them to see. Had ex pupils queueing at my door at the end of school after word had got out, to say congrats. Bless!!!!!

All the parents were told today too, have seen some and they have been lovely, wishing me congrats and asking if I was mad, and had the kids not put me off already!!!

Starting to feel more and more real now. Which is lovely ^^

Anyway, had a very restless sleep and was up 1am-5am last night, so early to bed for me. Is anyone else suffering from horrendous indigestion? Oh, and has anyone else had any braxton hicks??? I had this weird feeling starting last week (20 weeks) like my tummy was being shrink wrapped inside....only happens every now and then, so I googled 'abdominal tightening during pg' and lo and behold....braxton hicks!!!

Just thought I'd ask?!

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Monday, April 18th 2011, 7:54pm

Tiny Teacher - Funny you should say about the abdominal tightening as i've had some today, can't say I liked it, but I suppose it just comes with pregnancy. Just been out for a walk with DH and was starting to get a bit worried, but it has eased now that i'm home. I'd be happy with a twinge free, pain free, abdominal tightening free pregnancy, but I suppose that just isn't going to happen. I'm such a worrier though. How lovely your class and parents getting all excited about the baby too. xxx

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Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 3:20am

Grr just wrote a long reply and its all gone, i'll try again.
Daisy, thank you for your lovely message. Where did you get the organic babygrows from? They sound lovely. Glad you had a good shopping trip.
Booboo, sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Thanks for the list, I've printed it out and will show DH (he will probably faint ha ha). I can't believe that you are nearly in 3rd tri, thats gone by so quickly!!
Rallygirl, It is truely awesome listening to the HB. I recorded my first time for DH to hear because he wasn't there. i wish I had the second time too but I went on my own so a little more difficult!!
Taxihome, my MW checked HB at 16weeks. Ask her though to give you advice on how to check, the first time they had to listen low down in my pelvis, the 2nd time it was a lot closer to my bellybutton!! Hope it all goes well today
Hoping thats great news about your friend, I wish i had a maternity buddy when I'm off, all my friends will be back at work by then!!
Stace, sorry to hear that your hormones are upset the home environment. I can get very angry with DH if he does something worng and often blow my top!! I therefore try and praise him for anything that he does right to make up for it because I know he is trying he just lacks common sense!!
Amazing grace, thanks I'll give you my email address. I feel the same about the surprise. On my wedding I wouldn't tell anyone anything because I wanted them to have the surprise that I wouldn't be getting on my big day he he he. When is the big UK shop?
Tiny teacher, that is so sweet what the children said. Have you not broken up for easter yet? Now everyone knows they will constantly ask every question possible (some rude ha ha). My collaegues are always going on about my boobs, the thing is, when I'm dressed I don't really notice them!!
AFM: night 2 of 3. Didn't sleep great today so once I've finnished here I will try and have a lie down.
i was talking to a collaegue about how seatbelts hurt and she suggested a pregnancy seatbelt. They are £20 from halfords or mamas and papas 9no cheaper on ebay) so I'm goin got get one on thurs before I travel to london at the weekend. Has anyone else got them?
Baby's moving loads today which I love!! People comment saying that just you wait till it wakes you in the night or it kicks your bladder but I really think that will be nice!!
Still a little stressed about bridesmaid dress but not alot I can do about it at the moment (do not fear I am eating)
To add to this stress we are going to put our house on the market this week!!
I can't believe that I am 23weeks, the time is really flying by.
Anyway I hope that you all have a lovely day xxx
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Gooooooood Morning!!!

Adreamz - The organic cotton babygrows came from an independent maternity wear shop near where I live but I am sure youwould be able to get them in other places too! They are so, so, so soft compared to regular cotton. Just so flippin expensive!! You seem a little perkier, which is good xxx

Tiny Teacher - That's brilliant how your class reacted. Have you got a y3/4 class then? Mine are y4/5 and this is the second year I have had them - can't WAIT to get rid of them, they are the most difficult class I have ever taught in 11 years!!

Amazing Grace - you are good not wanting to find out the sex of the baby. I think so many people do nowadays. Do you have any idea what you are having?

Stace - I know what you are talking about with your OH, I have had moments like that, where nothing he does is right, or seemingly insensitive. And when you feel like that it is really hard to snap out of it! I think it is perfectly normal, hopefully he doesn't take it personally!!

BooBoo - Dasy & Maisy would be really funny!! I'm a little annoyed we called our dog Henry now as I really like it for a boy's name! Ah well. We're really lucky he's with us actually as last year he slipped a disk in his back and had £5,000 worth of surgery (thank God for insurance!) and months of recovery! Fully recovered now though. I don't like under the bump trousers so mine are over the bump and I find them really comfy at the moment. Of course that couls all change! I found the elastice bit you mentioned too! Trousers now tightened!!!

Rallygirl, Taxi - hope you lovely ladies are OK?

AFM - Shopping was great so we are doing it all again today!! hahahaha! Then we are going to the beach (I live 2 miles from the beach - lush!) with the dog and DH who will kayak. We will just sit and chat. Other than that, not a lot else to report. Made my 16 week appointment but that's about it really.
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Morning ladies

stace - sorry to scare u with the list....lol. tbh i've not got everything yet myself. we've ordered our buggy and car seat combo and have some clothes but not everything we need. i was thinking of having a mamoth mothercare shop when i'm over 30 weeks. sorry to hear your a little hormonal with your dh. I suppose whenu live with them u take it out on them. we're allowed though just while we're pregnant. I think sometimes we can get hormonal when we have to restrict ourselves and dh's lives carry on as normal....pub and beer for instance are things we can't do. Just rememeber though what your feeling is just hormones. I now loads of women who've been nightmares to there hubs - hope he inderstands and it will be worth it when you have your bambino :happy: xxx

AG - sounds like your having a nice relaxing time at home hun :thumbsup: All good for the baby while mummy is relaxed and happy :thumbsup: xxx

Tinyteacher - Sounds like teling your class your lovely news went well. bless them wanting to be aunty and uncles...lol. Oooh your having braxton hicks already!! luckily my friend warned me of that other wise i know i'd have been scared when it first happens ..lol. i've not had it yet though. I do have bad indigestion though like yourself. gaviscon is my new best friend ;) I do wake up ona night though with the indigestion, i now keep gavison at the side of the bed though and it helps. xxx

adreamz - aww glad your Lo is moving loads. i too don;t mind been woken up by a few kicks....i actually like it :D Hope your house move is as stress free as possible, just go with the flow if u can cos it can be very stressful moving house. xxx

daisy - aww poor henry needing an op on his back. my daisy has hip dysplasia and she's had operations too, we didn't think she'd make it past 2 and she's 3 next week so we're really greatful she's healthy as she can be and with us :thumbsup: Like u say though, thank god for insurance! I would love to live near a beach.... i bet henry loves that!! i can't get daisy out of the water when we go walking, she gets a right mucky mare..the joys of labradors : D happy shopping again hun xxx

AFM - just got back from the physio about my carpel tunnel. TBH there's not a right lot they can do. I just have to move my arms and hands if they get numb but i already knew that... other than that i have splints to wear to bed so i'll look even more glam than usual :P because i have swollen ankles and fingers they did say i have to look out that my face doesn;t start to swell as thats the first sign of pre eclampsia. i'm abit paranoid about that anyway so i'm abit scared now. I have a blood pressure monitor at home though so i can keep an eye on it and i'll just go tot the hosp if i have even the slightest other symptom.

is anyone else suffering from swollen ankles or fingers yet?? i seem to have got it early as people don;t usually swell until the back end.....


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i was thinking of having a mamoth mothercare shop when i'm over 30 weeks.



Booboo, just go to one of the supermarkets and try and get as much stuff from there. I think Tesco do a pack of 6 vests for about £5 whereas you're prob looking at twice that in Mothercare. In the early days poo's tend to be explosive. go everywhere and stain so you won't be as bothered if it cost you less and they do some really nice stuff.

And yes, i'm mrs. sausage hands and porky feet too...soooooooo attractive lol
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Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 1:18pm

Wow its busy in here.

Hope everyone is well.

My antenantal apt went ok apart from the fact even the midwife couldnt pick up a HB. She did warn me before hand that she may not be able to & as my HB can be heard all over it she reckons my placenta is lying in the front, hence why it cant be heard yet. Sounds a little bit weird to me & now I am panicking more.
Ooooooooh to be carefree in a pregnancy. What I would give to be carefree.

I know you can get organic babygrows on line guys. I was going to order some bits today but now I am to scared too.
If all goes well I am hoping to get growbags rather than blankets etc. They are like sleeping bags. I think they are well cool. So are the dribble bibs.

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Philippa - thanks for the tip hun :thumbsup: yup, sounds like a good idea not to buy too expensive if explosive poo is involved!! xx

Taxi - try not to worry hun if your mw didn't seem worried. It is early to detect a HB at 14 weeks, my MW didn't do mine until 16 weeks and that took some finding. Also like she said they don't know where your placenta is yet (and it would cusion LO's HB if it was at the front). Whens your next mw apt or scan hun? I don't think carefree ever happens in here hun....hope your not too worried xx


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Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 2:45pm

I really should be asleep but I am wide awake.
Daisy, more shopping, you are making me jealous!! Have fun
Booboo, read up on Carole tunnel but it just suggested not putting pressure on your hands and that it's more common if you work at a computer. Good news is it goes complete after labour!! Swelling can come anytime so don't get to worried, just male sure you remove any rings!!
Phillipa, good plan to get loads of cheap vests, I'm sure people will buy you loads of nice outfits for going out!!
Taxihome, as booboo said it can be early to detect and harder with front placenta, don't think any of us feel pregnancy is care free, we have all come a long way to get here!! Try not to worry though, have you another appointment in 2 weeks?
Ok I'm going to try and get 2 more hours sleep in, wish me luck!!
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Afternoon Lovely ladies

It's a beautiful day and i've been sitting in the garden for a bit. Dont mean to rub it in you guys who are hard at work. I've read that you can tan a bit more easily during pregnancy cos of the pigmentation darkening in your skin, so i'm just seeing if its true for me, i'm pretty fair skinned.

Adreamz, hope you get back to sleep. I only ever managed about 5 hours max when i worked nights.

Taxi, i probably cant say anything to help ease your worries just now but if your m/w was happy with things then surely that is a good thing. [zx127]

Phillipa, you're so right about buying cheaper vests etc, they're only in them for such a long time. Leave it to friends/family to splash out on posh outfits.

BooBoo, hope the carpal tunnel's not giving you too much gip. You'll have to start dancing around like a crazy woman when you feel yourself starting to get numb. :dancing:

Daisy, hope you have a lovely day at the beach. I was brought up in Scotland on the coast and when DH and i are posted back up north in few weeks, we're back by the sea, yipee!!! DH is excited, he's never lived by the sea before.

Tiny Teacher, so cute of your wee pupils to say those things. They can (sometimes) be so innocent and honest!! I toyed with the idea of becoming a teacher but in the end i preferred the pre-school age children.

Amazing Grace, still enjoying those hols i hope. And looking forward to that big UK shop!!!

Stace, my next m/w app is at 22 weeks. Then we move up north so not sure yet when the next one after 22wks will be. Hope your appetite starts to pick up again soon. I'm sure your DH understands its the hormones making you unhappy with him. I'm a little worried cos me and DH are closer than ever just now but maybe it's too good to be true and we'll have our turn after baby's born.

AFM, not much to report today. Went for big long [zx060] this morning but just chilling this aft. DH is at Bedford aerodrome playing with fast cars today [zx071] , boys and their toys, he is a little obsessed!!

Hope i haven't forgotten anyone else, oops if i have, have a lovely day. Hope tomorrow is as sunny!!

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Thanks ladies

I know all of us on here will not have a carefree pregnancy & I am concerned you may think I meant that. I didnt, I meant to have one would be wonderfull.
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Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 8:01pm

Hello lovely girls and hope you are all well,

Someone was asking about organic babygrows a bit back, can't remember who it was now, but I have been doing a lot of online "looking" before I hit the shops and I noticed that John Lewis has some lovely ones, although I have to say I thought a little pricy. I have a friend who didn't put her child in anything else but organic - must have cost her a fortune, although it is my American friend and I think she got a lot very cheap from the USA.

Taxi home - Sorry to hear that the mid-wife wasn't able to pick up the HB today, but rest assured that if she was concerned in any way - she would not have just let you go home without furher investigation. There are many reasons why and it sounds like your placenta could just be lying in that awkward place, though it doesn't take away the worry I know. Just reading back........ and if you are 14 weeks then this is really quite early to detect on the doppler as the baby is still quite small and has a lot of room to move. Some can't hear the heartbeat on the doppler until much later on. Everyone is different with this. My midwife first heard my baby at about 16 weeks and with that she had a struggle, so try not to worry, which I know it easier said than done. It is all a constant worry isn't it, but good that we are all here to support each other. Hope you are ok - when is your next appointment. If you are really worried why not pop in or give her a call just to discuss your concerns - she may take you back in again for another go to ease your concerns. I am going to buy the grobags too, although have been advised to use them after 3 months by many friends. I too think they are just lovely - great choice!

Daisy - you and your DH sound just like me and mine!! We live right next to the water, so often DH takes the kayak and I go and chill out - I miss not being in the water and kayaking too, but am loving the reason i'm not! I lived next to the sea/beach all my life and can't do without it now - love the water!

Adreamz - loads going on with weddings and house sales! Don't worry about the dress - they will be able to sort something out I am sure - these dressmakers can work miracles with their skills. Lovely that you are feeling baby move - very special - I love it!

Rallygirl - my godmother lives near the Bedford aerodrome - I can remember being there for a flying show years ago!!

BooBoo - such a shame you are suffering with the carpel tunnel and hope that it at least eases soon. Good that they are keeping an eye on you and that you are keeping an eye on your blood pressure. I would love to have one of those things at home to take mine too, but i'm trying to chilll out. I have had very high blood pressure in the past, so am an ideal candidate for it, but I have to say the lowest it has ever been in years has been now in pregnancy, so pregnancy obviously agrees with me! Fingers crossed all is fine with you sweetie.

AFM - Not a lot to report really. DH been enjoying spending loads of time together as we are both home. The weather has been glorious here and I think my summer tan may have started! We have a bit of a sun trap out our back on the terrace and sometimes it is really too hot. I had to smile to myself yesterday as DH was clearing the garden and chopping down some trees, which I was sitting in the sun going through baby name books. Life is great! I know we've more or less chosen names, but I can't help myself as I am a bit of a perfectionist, so want to make sure I haven't missed another nice name! We've been out for nice walks and enjoyed catching up with friends. All packed now and ready to go back to the UK. The weather is nice there too. Got lots planned in the evenings and my sister has very nicely offered us her car as he DH is working in Houston, so she can use his. I'm on her insurance anyway, so its easy enough. Looking forward to some quality time away with DH too. Won't be on here until after we get back, but hope you all have lovely Easter weekends and take care of yourselves and your little ones. xxx

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Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 11:05pm

Totally aggree with P on the babygrow front, when we had DS1 we spent a fortune on cute outfits for newborns and not only did we get a rediculous amount of clothes for presents but in those early days (about 2 months), he just lived in sleep suits. Granted, some were nice and special but the majority of the time they were 3 for £3 from ASDA. Like P says, the poo is a bit of a shock and we just tended to throw them away if the mess was too bad. We ended up with a load of clothes that he never wore.

The other thing that I found a MUST are muslin sqaures, Will still uses them today as comfort blankets as I used them to cover up while BF, mop up while BF, as bibs, as wipes and ultimately as a sleep aid - Brilliant.

Hello to everybody, I have been really busy at work so haven't had chance to catch up for a while and so much is going on that it's impossible to do all the personals.

All's quiet here really, looking forward to and dreading the scan on Thursday and I seems to be growing by the hour :snigger:


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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 8:56am

morning lovelies

I have a quick question regarding water retention..... I know i have alot of it because of the carpel tunnel and the fact that i can't get any rings on my fingers anymore, also the dreaded Kankles (swollen ankles)!! I was on the phone last night to my mum and she said she thinks i drink too much water and that i should drink less ?( i only drink about 2 litres a day though and surely water is good for me and baby..... to drink less would surely dehydrate me and baby not make my water retention any better. i know my mum is only trying to help but she's not a dr by anymeans. i was going to ring and ask my midwife but i think she would probably think i was dumb and tell me to keep drinking....so am i right to be drinking lots of water when i have water retention? my common sense tells me my mum is wrong but its got me worried now :S

I had a good night sleep last night cos i wore my splints on my arms for the carpel tunnel. they really worked. i did wake up with numb hands still but i didn't keep waking up in pain like i usually do ....so am happy about that :thumbsup:

oh and yesterday evening i went to see my dh's friends baby who's 2 weeks old. she was so lush and gorgeous. So as well as cuddles i also got lots of advice from baby Erins mummy :D My dh's friends wife is also BF'ing to my pleasant suprise so i now have someone i can ask for advice. she also said it was hard the 1st week but now its a breeze and she doesn't look back (baby is 2 weeks old). so i feel really determined and positive about BF'ing now : D

rally girl - hope u've been enjoying your lazy days in the sun :thumbup: me jelous........nah!! ;)

AG - u sound just like me been a perfectionist and the baby names!! me and dh think we have ours sorted but i always like to make sure i haven't missed a better one out too :snigger: aww, its soo nice when we can sit there and think 'life is good'.... such a lovely warm feeling :happy:

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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:02am

BooBoo - NO!! Keep drinking! If you are retaining water the worst thing you can do is drink less. 2 litres a day is about right. I had carpal tunnel syndrome which was brought on by my first pregnancy nearly 5 years ago. It got so bad I couldn't even drive or hold a fork to eat (left hand). I had to sleep sitting up. I ended up having the operation, which was incredibly painful and took a LONG time to recover from but it worked. I totally sympathise with you, CTS is absolutely horrible - use the splints and if you have to wear thenm during the day too, do it. xxx





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Just a quickie to say if any of you still have big purchases to be made, if you buy on Boots.com there is a discount code for 15% off plus 3 for 2 across all baby plus obviously your advantage card points and we went through a cashback site too! So...spent £330, saved £20ish on the 3 for 2, then saved another £45ish on the 15% off, got £33 back in points and £28 through the cashback site so roughly we paid £200 for over £300 worth of stuff...BARGAIN!!
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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 11:58am

Morning mummies,
Phillippa, do you know how long that offer is on for? Sounds a great bargain!!
Daisy, sorry to hear you suffered carpel tunnel in 1st preg? Do you have any symptoms this time?
Booboo, 2 litres is good amounts and not drinking is very bad advise as it can cause uti's which can be more serious in pregnancy. Where possibly have you feet up as high as possible (ie above heart) as this helps water drain back through your system, also doing regular exercises (like the ones on a plane). It won't go completely but eases the symptoms. Swimming is also good to get the whole body circulating!!
Ali bird I agree about the muslin squares, my sister didn't gave many in 1st labour and we travelled all over to find some (she had moved area so didn't know our way around), so I'm going to make sure I'm well prepared!!
Taxihome, if I were young would try and use your Doppler at home for now, wait for the mw to find it 1st as previously said if they were concerned they would have you in for scan!!
Rallygirl, sounds lovely relaxing, I always feel a little guilty relaxing at the moment when I have energy, I'm sure I'll make the most of it once 3rd tri comes and I run out of steam!!
Amazing grace, wish we had our names, we haven't started discussing names again since 19 weeks, I'm dreading it. Thought it would be alot easier but we have such different views!! It is a very important decision to be made!
Afm, reflux is getting worse but think it's probably from night working. Must start carrying gaviscon around!! Has anyone tried the chewy tablet form out? It would be easier to take when out and about but not sure if it's as effective!!
Lots to do so getting up now after 4.5 hours sleep! Roll on 10days when I can rest on holiday!!
Enjoy your sunny days laidies. Xxx
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Hey gals

ORGANIC BABYGROWS can be brougt from the NCT website too. So you are also helping a charity. Prices are not bad at all.
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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 1:07pm

Hello ladies on this glorious sunny day :cheeers:

I'm on countdown to 5:30pm and then I am off work for 12 days - bliss :biggrin:

Philippa - I'm with you and had already planned to not buy any fancy outfits as I know he will live in baby grows / vests / sleep suits for the first few months. They're so cheap in the supermarkets, you can get packs of 7 for about £8 in Asda I think and Tesco have multipacks too. I wouldn't care if he only wore it once at that price xx

Taxihome - I understood what you meant hun so no need to justify. Like the others have said if the MW sent you home and didn't feel the need for further investigation I'm sure all is fine xx

Rallygirl - enjoy your relaxing afternoon. I can't do long walks anymore without feeling uncomfortable. My belly and lower back ache LOL xx

Booboo - you really are suffering aren't you bless. Like the others I would say definitely keep drinking water, it's good for you and the baby. 2 litres is a day is perfect. Are you going to Whitby soon? If so enjoy. Also, do you have your 4D scan tomorrow? If so please post some pics xx

Ali Bird - probably a dumb question sorry but how are muslin squares used as a sleep aid? Good luck for your scan tmrw xx

Adreamz - I have moments like that, when I just think life is great, especially now we have a baby on the way. I just get this overwhelming feeling of happiness. Though as with pregnancy hormones I also have very grumpy moments too LOL! xx

Hi to everyone else.

Not much to report really. Kitchen is starting to take shape but still a lot to do. I'm at the hospital tomorrow for a GTT test so have to fast from 10pm tonight, which I am not look forward to. I wake up starving and have to have a bowl of cereal before I leave the house usually (then have toast when I get in work!). I hope I'm not kept waiting ages.

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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 1:26pm

Hi Ladies

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine as much as they can.:cheeers:
Taxi, i knew what you meant hun, in an ideal world we'd all be having carefree pregnancies but hey ho, we are the world's biggest worriers!!!

Hoping, bet you cant wait till the kitchen is completed. It'll be so good you'll find any excuse to be in there cooking!!!

Adreamz, i carry those chewable gaviscon tabs in my bag all the time. They work for me, just as well as the liquid.

BooBoo, i really feel for you, sorry you're having such a rough time with the CTS and water retention, i'd also say, whatever you do, keep drinking.

Ali good luck with scan tomorrow, we'd like pics please!!

AG hope you're having a fab time back in the UK, look forward to hearing all about it when you're back home.

Daisy, poor you having to have surgery few years ago. Good that it worked though.

Hello to all the other 2nd tri ladies.

AFM, off out to sit in the garden again, may have a wee snooze on my reclining chair and end up looking like a lobster!!

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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 2:48pm

rallygirl - your going to get a right preggas tan :o) Glad your enjoying the sunshine and relaxing as you should be :thumbsup:

Hoping - hope all goes well tomorrow hun and your not too hungry. I'm counting down the hours too as i'm off after today for 12 days too. we have our 4D scan tomorrow and then whitby on saturday for a week :D I'll try and post some piccies of the scan but they'll prob end up on facebook first as its so much easier putting them on there. good luck tomorrow anyway hun and have a nice 12 days off work.

adreamz - i tried the chewy gaviscon and i liked them. i do find the liquid more effective but when your out and about the chews are more convenient. don't know how u can survive on 4.5hrs sleep hun. u'll deserve your holiday :thumbup:

daisy - glad your op worked hun. sounds painful! i'm hoping mine goes after i give birth. the splints really helped though last night so xfingers they keep working.

Taxi - hope your feeling better after feeling worried yesterday hun.

well thanks for the water advice ladies. i've kept on drinking :thumbsup: A lady at work gets water retention caused by her diabetes and she said to keep drinking too. good job my mum isn't a doc isn't it :snigger:

forgot to say earlier... i'm wearing my 'count the kicks' wrist band today. you get them from 'count the kicks' website and its has numbers 1-10 with a slider on it. so everytime buba kicks i slide the slider along one and can keep a track that she does 10 kicks a day. its good cos i was loosing count of how many she usually does. she has 3 wake cycles and for each i'm feeling 10 kicks so i know i can keep a track on whats 'normal' for her (so she actually does more like 30 kicks a day but i know thats normal for her).

anway i'm off work for 12 days after today and going away for the week to whitby and then after that i'm 3rd trimester. i'll keep bobbing in though and checking in on you all. I have my 4D scan too tomorrow so i'll try and post some piccies on here if i can.

love to you all and enjoy the weather over the bank holiday :cheeers: :bbq:

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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 4:02pm

Hi ladies

Thanks for all the advice.
DH has booked a reassurance scan privatley to make me smile he says. Its at 5:15pm & I :pray: it puts a big fat smile on my face.
I will let you all know how it goes.

BooBoo - enjoy your days off
Rallygirl - Enjoy the garden
Adreamz - Sorry about your reflux hon. It sounds ghastly
Phillipa - Wow loving your Boots bargains.

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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 7:36pm

WoooooHooooo! Bub is perfecto. Heartbeat is 155 BPM everything looks good. This was just a reassurance scan so they didnt go into to much detail. They Measured everything & all was spot on for dates.
Despite the Midwife saying I may have placenta previa, I do not. The placenta is at the back.

Apparently getting an HB before 18 weeks is tricky & still can be after that date. It is all down to position of the baby & amount of fat. If you get it your lucky.
Anyhoo thats me able to enjoy the rest of the week & even makes the scan on Tues a little less daunting. Yes they are looking for downs markers etc but atleast I know bub is alive & well.

Thank you all for your support.
Thank you DH for paying for that scan. Reasurance really is priceless.


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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 8:01pm

Hey Taxi - that's great - so good to have that reassurance and good news that you don't have placenta praevia. Now you can chill for the rest of the week. It's lovely that DH was so understanding and booked you in for that scan. :)

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Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 10:37pm

Just popping in to say HI,

I keep looking to see how you all are getting on but between working full time and coming home to a very active 2 yr old I'm knackered. So sorry no personals will try and catch up more over the B/H's.

Adreamz just a quicky to say gacison now doing ready prepared sachets much easier to carry around.

AFM all seems good, nausia def all but gone, but keep eating for about 5 :snigger: , just tired, looking forward to my holiday in spain in MAy, ready for the break, think DH is too as he has had a stinking cold for nearly a week. XX



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Thursday, April 21st 2011, 9:38am

Brilliant news Taxi, you must be so relieved. Well done your DH!! I think my M/W finding the HB so quickly was obviously a total fluke so i'll know it's ok if they dont pick it up so quickly in the future.

Have a lovely day folks :cheeers:

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Thursday, April 21st 2011, 9:57am

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Allie - I am glad the nausea is all but gone. My waves are now down to a couple a day rather than constant.

Have any of you ladies looked into & or thought about donating your cord blood?
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Thursday, April 21st 2011, 4:57pm

Good afternoon ladies!!

And what a lovely afternoon it is.....I hope the sun is shining wherever you are!!

Taxi, that was sooo thoughtful of your OH to book you a scan for reassurance.........that truly is sweet!! I'm glad everything is ok with bubba and your mind is at rest!! I agree with you that cord blood donation is a great thing to do if you can, however I do also remember how perfect the circumstances had to be to actually donate the blood. If everything is fine, then I will be happy to give it up......after all its only going to be incinerated so if you can put it to good use then why not!!

Philippa I am amazed by the great deal......and there is no woman who does not appreciate a bargain so thanks for sharing!!

Hope you have enjoyed your first day off work Hoping, its set to be a good'un this next few days....do you have any plans to make the most of the sunshine??

Booboo you are so good drinking your 2 litres, I am very poor at drinking.....always have been and am lucky to get to 1 litre I think.......must make more of an effort!! Thanks for the tip off about the wristband, have you reached your 10 kicks for today?

Hey Alie, you are always on the go bless ya!! Hope you can get some rest over the BH weekend. You feeling ok in general?

So what does everyone have planned for the BH weekend?

AFM, I went to see the midwife today for my 16 week appointment and all is well with the littl'un :happy: I got to hear its little heartbeat once again although he/she did play hard to get for at least a few minutes!! We got there eventually and heard it going at 140-150 bpm.....its such an amazing thing to hear and every time I do, I am a little bit more in love with the little person growing inside me!! I am also convinced that I can feel the baby moving now......I have had the same feeling 3 days in a row now and I just think it can't be a coincidence, especially as the feeling is so unique!! Overall this week has been great......the sun is shining, I have been off work and enjoying time with friends and family, another week of pregnancy has gone smoothly and i'm happy!! Here's hoping it continues that way!!

Off to find something to eat now....my appetite seems to have returned :yumyum:

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Friday, April 22nd 2011, 8:14am

Hi Ladies

Can I join in ? Its about time I wrote and and stopped reading. Iv not read inthe 2nd tri yet nly 1st tri so will have a long read later on. :thumbup:

Well im passed the 13 week mark and finally getting excited and not avoiding and baby clothes I see in shop Iv been so anxious like everyone else. Feeling great no sickness at all just tired zzzz and cut my fitness classes down to 2 a week and a wee cycle at the wkend. I though I had put onlots of weight but only 4 pounds Im still under the 9 stone mark and my belly seemed to have poped out now.

I had my 13 week scan the other day and she measured the baby at 4 days ahead although because we know date of conception my due date will never change as there ultrasound scans only give and estimate and lets face it all babys are born different weights and lenghts so it kinda makes sense now. Iv also had a 9cmx7cm cyst in my ovarie its huge they said as its not bothering me they will look at it in the 20 wk scan.

Happy easter everyone, its sunny in Glasgow and my friends are coming up for a BBQ and to book a hol in May, also off to Portugal on Monday xxxxxxxx :easter5: :bbq:
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Hello Ladies!! Wow I feel like it's been weeks I haven't posted as there are soooo many new posts here.

I am still up with my brother in law but have managed to find som quiet time to catch up with you all!!

Ailly - Welcome!! It's a lovely feeling being in second tri, enjoy!!!

Stace - glad your m/w appointment went well. And you can feel movement! How exciting!! Sounds like you are having a lovely BH weekend - enjoy the weather x

Taxi - i have thought about cord blood too and think, like you, there is no reason to not do it. Seems a waste if you don't.

Alie - sooooooo jealous you are off on holiday in May. Nice to have something to look forward to, other than baby stuff!! Whereabouts are you going??

Booboo - glad you are drinking!! It'll be good for you in the long run. I will get one of those count the kicks counters I think, when I am that far along. Sounds like a good idea.

Shinealight & Rallygirl - I hope you are both well and enjoying the sunshine xxxx

AFM - nothing new to report. Have played the heartneat on the doppler for my brother in law and sister in law which they enjoyed. Going back home tomorrow and I can't WAIT. Just want to slob on the setee before I have to start my planninf for work. The good news is that we have a three day week next week ladies!! YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Hi everyone,

I've not posted for a while a I've still been feeling rough but am hoping that I'm getting through it now. Just wanted to ask you all a quick question about maternity clothes. I've ordered a few things from asda in size 12 as I know you're supposed to buy the same size you normally would - but they are still too big. how are they supposed to fit at 23 weeks? Things like formal trousers for work that have a bit of the waist elasticated - but are still too big and are not wearable yet. Does this mean that i'll grow into them eventually or should I be getting a size 10 and assuming that they are just a big fit? Are they supposed to fit now and just stretch out a bit? Really can't see myself growing into them (not until the final stages anyway).

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the sunshine xx

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Friday, April 22nd 2011, 11:38am

Morning ladies

Another sunny day too :happy:

:wave: Welcome to the 2nd trimester Ailly!! I was exactly the same with not being sick but being immensely tired.....i'm pleased to say i feel a lot more human these days so won't be long before you are less tired too!! Good on you for keeping up with your exercise, I think I will officially be a heffer by the time I give birth :snigger:

Hey to you too Daisy!! Its hard to keep up in here, its so busy all the time!! Hope you enjoy the weekend and some quality slob out time of the settee!!

Hello Rocky, sorry to hear you have been feeling under the weather. I hope you can enjoy the bank holiday weekend without feeling too bad xfingers I haven't bought any maternity wear as yet so not really sure how its meant to fit or what sizes to buy but i'm sure someone here will be able to help!!

Well I am off to get ready for pub lunch with the girls, gotta make the most of this weather before its back to work next week!! Hope you all have a fabulous Good Friday xx



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Friday, April 22nd 2011, 3:32pm

Hi everyone
Hey Stace - I hope you're enjoying your lunch out with the girls especially now you've got your appetite back- I love hearing the heartbeats it amazes me every time I hear them. How exciting feeling your little one move. If it's like nothing else it's bound to be - I found it quite weird to start with but quite lovely at the same time!

Rocky - I bought some maternity trousers in my normal size at around 15 weeks they're very comfortable but still fall down I don't think they'll ever stop - the stretchy bit just seems to have too much give - I haven't bought any other maternity clothes apart from bras and find my harem pants, jogging bottoms and elasticated skirts just the most comfortable and reliable things but I don't need any for smart right enough. Mind you just been looking on JoJo Maman Bebe and very tempted - might try ASOS too! Do yours have the elastic bits on the insides that you can adjust?

Hey Daisy have you thought of charging for the doppler entertainment? Hope you're enjoying your time off too - there's nothing like being able to curl up on your own sofa so hope you get some time to slob before work planning starts!

Ailly - hi there! I'm glad your cyst isn't giving you any gip and that they're keeping an eye on it. I lived in lovely Glasgow and miss it at this time of year. Enjoy your hols!

Taxi - the cord donation looks like a great idea. I know they do it here I need to find out more though.

Alie - hi hope you enjoy your hols too - isn't it great how our bodies tell us it's time for a break?

Phillipa - I hadn't thought of buying anything in boots until I saw your post now I'm thinking of excuses!

Hi everyone else!

Not much to report here - being a total slob today excuse being that OH has the car but thinking of going for a walk in a bit because my legs look like those kebab things and I think I need to get the old circulation going - either that or a lie down - mmm decision decisions :)

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Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 8:37am

Hello Ladies!!! I am 13 weeks, 1 day and happy that first tri has passed!!! :) I still feel bit rubbish, but instead of having nausea I have eternal hunger!! If I dont eat I feel ill!! :S
I have got now quite often lower back pains but that might be from my work, as I sit all time!!!
On Tuesday I have nuchal scan- bit nervous! Unfortunately working all weekend.... :thumbdown:
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Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 9:45am

Hi Ladies & welcome Al ex. We know each other from first tri


Just wanted to pop on & wish all my fellow preggo ladies a very happy Easter weekend

I have a BBQ today with some friends & theirs & my family. Including my beautiful DGD's.
Have fun ladies.
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Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 5:46pm

Welcome to 2nd tri Ailly and Al.ex, good to see you here.

Just popping in to wish everyone a lovely Easter :easter2: Dh is off all next week so might not post as much as usual. Happy chocolate eating ladies, i shall be resembling this smiley :easter: later on this evening!!!!

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Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 9:03pm

hey all
have posted my own post but thought id ask u girls too! is anyone else suffering with SPD i am and finding it sooooo painful :sadface:
but still love every second of being pregnant :happy: and am getting rather big now!! 2 weddings in june one where im bridesmaid should be fun!! lol
i finally found cheap strechy shortsthanksyou matalan they are perfect :thumbsup:

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