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Saturday, January 21st 2012, 7:03pm

I have been looking at pushchairs online again today. I've never heard of the 2 that you mentioned Craz so I just had a little look, they both look nice and like you say, very solid. At the moment I am thinking we might go for a Phil & Teds. We both have the day off work for the 20 week scan so we plan to go and have a look afterwards. We will have to go back with DS though to check it out for size as he is very big for his age! Money is tight so we really need to be sure we are making the right decision, but I am starting to think we will never find one that is perfect for our needs!!!!


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Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 11:38am

Jasper - I looked at prams again yesterday, the P&T's is so heavy when folded, have trouble lifting off the ground - not sure how I'd get in the car!! Saw the baby jogger city select which seems to tick all the boxes but need to show DH. You are right about making the right decision - I love my current pram, and don't want to be disappointed with a double one.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend - will catch up properly with you all soon,
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Monday, January 23rd 2012, 2:07pm

Hi ladies hope your all well?

Not really sure where to put this so thought I'd start by asking you lovely ladies :)

Does anyone in here have an angel sounds doppler?
If so, do you no how to record heartbeat on to pc? I no you can but the instruction manual doesn't really explain and we cant seem to find how to online!!!!

If anyone can help we would be sooooo grateful :D xxxx
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Monday, January 23rd 2012, 7:15pm

I have the angel sounds doppler. I think I connected the cable to the doppler and then attached it to the laptop in the bit that had a picture of a microphone. I then opened up a media recording programm, not sure what,its called and then pressed record and hey presto it should work xfingers hope that makes sense?
Hope everyone is getting on ok, havent been on here for ages. Im looking forward to my scan on wednesday, the days are going so slow :faint: xxx
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Monday, January 23rd 2012, 7:20pm

The days are going slowly aren't they?

Do you all realise our babies will be born in the Chinese year of the dragon which is the luckiest year to be born in? My mum was telling me today how many chinese couples have purposely conceived their babies to be born in the year of the dragon and that every 12 years they have a baby boom!!

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Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 2:09pm

We had the scan today, and the babies are doing well, no anomalies noticed, measuring very similar. We can't be sure of the 'flavours', but possibly one of each!
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Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 5:07pm

Glad to hear they are doing well. Are you going to have a scan to sex them or are you happy to go along with a 'possibly'?

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Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 5:24pm

I will be having more scans as part of the antenatal care, so we might find out later. OH wants to know, I don't really care!
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Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 11:04pm

Thanks ladies for your kind words. I had another bleed last tues during the night and have been in hospital since. Such a scary time. Not sure when I'll be going home. Baby is fine thank God. Hope everyone is ok. X

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Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 11:11pm

Poppy, sorry for what your going through but great news baby is doing well xxx
Amber, great news about your scan xxx
Curlytails, my MIL was telling me about the chinese year aswell. She said she was born in the year of the dragon and because baby will be too she has to buy baby something red for good luck xxx
Hope everyone else is getting on ok, im just looking forward to my scan tomorrow, the minutes seem like hours :faint:
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Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:07am

Good luck for your scan today Kat :)

Poppy - sorry to hear you are back in hospital but at least they can keep a close eye on you there and baby is OK.

Amber - great news all ok with your scan. Possibly one of each - how exciting!

Curlytails - didn't know about the chinese year of dragon - that's nice to know :)

AFM - I have my 20 week scan on Sunday and hoping all OK. Still thinking we may find out the flavour but will see. I am so tired at the moment (beyond belief) and not getting enough chance to rest or take care of myself. I get up in the morning and feel like I've already done a full day :-( Don't remember being this tired last time (but then didn't have an active DS).

Have a good day everyone.

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Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 12:36pm

kat - good luck for your scan, will be nice to see baby again :)
poppy - sorry to hear you are back in hospital :cuddle at least baby is ok, and you are in the best place for both of you for now.
amber - gratz on the scan :) glad to hear they are both doing well.
Nikki - good luck with the scan at the weekend, ours isn't for another 2 weeks (I'll be 20+5), feels like ages away.
Curlytails - interesting about the Year of the Dragon - DH and I play D&D, he already has plans for a cot-mobile featuring dragons and demons! Might be able to get something with a Chinese dragon on it :)

AFM I am really tired again at the moment. I had recovered most of my energy but the past few days I've been really bad again, and keep getting dizzy/lightheaded spells, which I'm assuming are just blood pressure changes. BP was fine at last mw appointment, but I know it can vary a lot in pregnancy. We were listening to baby again last night (just do it twice a week or so), and just for a change I think she was asleep - I found the heartbeat and she stayed put for ages while we listened, and there was no kicking. Normally she disappears after a few seconds, and we can hear lots of kicking as she moves around :) DH thinks she can tell when we are looking at her and gets shy :) I haven't felt any movement yet - I thought I did last week but think it was just wind as it hasn't happened again! I'm noticeably expanding now - but not my stomach so much as my ribs! It looks like someone has glued a spare tyre round my ribs, I've gained about 2 inches there in the past couple of weeks, but have still only gained 3 pounds in total. I need to do some shopping - I have a couple of mothercare tops which I've started wearing, but need new jeans now.
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Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 1:29pm

Poppy, sorry to hear your news, but at least you are in hospital now and they can keep an eye on you, however much you wouldn't like to be there...

Nicky - I know what you mean about tiredness!!!! I got up this morning, showered, had breakfast, went to the train station, and was ready for a sleep again!!!!!! Have the consultant appointment tomorrow morning, so will be asking again about the tiredness, as I just can't last long at all! I am finding it very hard to do full day at work.

Need a nap, and it is only 1.30pm - still need to do few more hours of work, and finish few write-ups, so can hand it all in today to my boss!
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Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 8:34pm

Oh I was just about to submit my post and lost it - I hate it when that happens :sadface:

I did write personals but I will have to make it brief now - sorry.

I wanted to wish those well with their scans that are coming up and say that it was good to hear about those who have just had scans. Kat - how did your scan go today?

poppy - sorry to hear that you are back in hospital but good that your baby is okay.
Caraz - that must be so nice being able to listen to your baby's heartbeat
Jasper - it's exciting looking at things to buy but so difficult when there is so much to choose from

Is anyone thinking of using reusable nappies?

I told my team today that I was pregnant and they were all really excited. I actually only told two of the girls sat next to me but because they were so excited AND crying! the rest of the team came over to find out what was going on!

Interesting about the year of the dragon but i think we already all know what a special year it is for us all :)
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Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 11:11pm

Scan went really well, was amazing.Found out we're having a little girl :happy:
Sorry for no personals, will catch up tomorrow. Must :sleeping: now. Hope you've all had a great day xxx
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Thursday, January 26th 2012, 6:25am

Beanie we are going to use Bambino Mio reusable nappies. I did lots of research and they seemed the most DH friendly to me. My SIL tried bumgenius but didn't get on with them and has put me off using 'one piece' nappies. The Bambino Mio nappies have a folded inset with an outer wrap and seem very easy to fold, wash, fit etc. I have actually got a spare newborn set (went a bit mad on ebay) so if you are looking at that brand pm me!

Poppy I hope you are being well looked after :hugs: xx

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Thursday, January 26th 2012, 10:26am

Hi All

Sorry I havent been able to get on here for ages had some trouble with my laptop & had to re-register everything, anyway hope every1 is keeping great, I see some of you have also been tired & they say the 2nd tri is suppose to be the most energetic. :rolleyes:

Amber, I feel the same dont know if I want to find out the sex of my twins either, I'm thinking it would be good to find out to be more organised but then I would be thinking what if its wrong, but also I want the surprise, so not sure on that 1, I had my 20wk scan but couldnt really see, I thought I seen something between the legs but then the sonographer said it was the umbi cord. My next scan is Mon, might find out then.

Glad to see every1's scans are going well & poppy hope you get better soon.

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Thursday, January 26th 2012, 7:52pm

kat - aww, a girl :) The girls' clothes are so much cuter than the boys I think :)

Nappies - I haven't done much research into them yet. I am usually a keen recycler & re-user of things, so feel like we should use the reuseable ones, but DH isn't keen and everyone keeps going on about how little time we'll have to do everything once the baby is here, so disposables sound easier on that basis. Plus my only experience of reuseables was with a friend's baby a few years ago - she kept going on about how wonderful and environmentally friendly they were, shipped all the way from Canada because you just couldn't get them in this country (this was a few years ago) - but everytime I picked the child up, she leaked poo everywhere!! Kind of sticks in my mind unfortunately. Does anyone have any positive stories about reuseables?
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Friday, January 27th 2012, 11:38am

Congratulations Kat on a girl :)

We use re-usable nappies for our DS - BumGenius v4 (as a friend recommended them) and are pleased with them. He looks so cute in them, have lots of photos of him in just a nappy - some even up around the house. We use disposables at night (to last the 12 hours) and if I've not had a chance to wash or make them up. Also if he's having lots of bad nappies (but that's just us). Whether they work out cheaper overall, once you buy the nappy soak, liners and all the electricity/water from washing them - not sure, but I think we'll get more for this baby. I'd recommend trying to get hold of a sample of a few different ones before making a decision as they are not cheap!

Is anyone going to the baby show at the Excel next month? I am thinking about it, even though we don't need much this time - hoping they may have a wider choice of double pushchairs and maybe even furniture!

Our 20w scan is this Sunday - two more days to go! Think we may try and find out the flavour - lets hope baby is cooperative!! The blooming, full of energy second trimester is a myth - I'm still knackered!

Have a good day everyone.

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Friday, January 27th 2012, 12:00pm

Nikki, how come your scan is on Sunday? Sounds convenient though!

I would like to go to the baby show, but I can see us starting to argue right there about things as we have such a different idea about things. Also, it is so far away for us! Would cost a fortune just to get there, not sure we would get enough savings going there to compensate... Would have loved one 'up North', but I haven't seen any at this time....

We thought of using the re-usables, I think on the same lines as Nikki - around the house, switching to disposables when out and about and maybe at night, if they are not holding enough. They seem very pricey, so not sure how to go about them Also, it seems a minefield, have no idea which ones to choose! i think I saw some that don't need soaking, that might be a nice idea.
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Friday, January 27th 2012, 12:37pm

Amber - the hospital where we had DS does them at weekends :-) Booked it on a Sunday as was hoping I'd have a job by then, but not meant to be. Nice as we'll go and buy baby's first teddy afterwards (like we did with DS) and DH is not working that day either. You will need to use reusables at night - they won't hold enough (in my experience). Also I found them easier than disposables to put on when DS started moving ... Ours don't need soaking apparently, but we do anyway. Not sure if I'd have been brave enough to use for twins though ....

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Friday, January 27th 2012, 12:44pm

Not sure if I'd have been brave enough to use for twins though ....
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Oh, am not convinced enough to use them full time, but I think it might be a good idea to use them during the day, at home, as it would save some money on the buying disposables. But the initial outlay with re-usables is pretty big as well! I think we would need at least 20-30 nappies to make it worthwhile, as otherwise I would be having the washing machine all the time.
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20 week scan - all is well
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28 weeks scan - both babies are measuring average, 1.2kg estimated weight each!




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Saturday, January 28th 2012, 9:21am

I am ashamed to say I have never considered reuseable nappies, I just have images in my head of the leaking everywhere!!! I would also worry about the time involved. We always stock up on disposables when the supermarkets have offers on. When we had DS we had a stock pile of nappies that lasted nearly 6 months! We had too many of some sizes but we were able to exchange them for the next size up. We plan to do the same this time.

Good to hear that some of you are starting to find out the sex of your LO's. We have our 20w scan next week and as tempted as I am we won't be finding out. We have loads of boys clothes anyway and I know that if it was a girl I would go on a mad shopping spree!!!! Has anyone started to think about or even decided on names yet??? DH was working away earlier in the week and he came home with a present for me which was a book of names. We have come up with quit a long shortlist so far!

Tonight we have DH's Cristmas do, they always do it in January for some reason! My parents are having DS overnight, and to be honest I just feel like staying in with a takeaway and watching a film, but I am going to have to squeeze in to a party dress and be sociable!!! IOh well, atleast we will get a lie in tomorrow, this is only the second time DS has been away over night!

Have a good weekend everyone!


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Saturday, January 28th 2012, 11:46am

Jasper - have a nice time tonight, do you have a dress to squeeze into? Nothing I have would fit anyway - I have quite a bump! Make sure you enjoy the lie in tomorrow - oh bliss. Good idea with the stockpiling nappies - it's amazing how many you get through isn't it? Did you find out the sex last time? We had enough trouble finding a name last time, so should probably start soon (may do after scan tomorrow).

DS is staying with his grandparents next Sun (that'll be the first time) and I am looking forward to some time with DH - just the two of us. We thought it would be a good idea for DS to have a couple nights away before this baby comes, as we don't want to be worrying about that while in labour (even though I know my mind will be on other things ...) He has just had an hour nap but whenever he sleeps for a long time, I can't seem to sleep :sadface: I'm really tired - off to find some choccy!

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Saturday, January 28th 2012, 1:00pm

There are some good discussions about reusable nappies here: re-usable / cloth nappies for anyone interested.

Nikki I bet you can't wait for your scan tomorrow. It'll be interesting to find out what flavour it is :smile:.

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Saturday, January 28th 2012, 3:13pm

Hi all - can i join? I am 13 +2 today with my second :)

Hopefully just about seeing the back of ms :)

Beanie - i used reusables with DD but started quite late on. Plan on using them with the new baby but not for the night. I have a mixture of fuzzi funz, tots bots easyfit, little lambs and wraps, itti bitti d'lish and some internet cheapies you can get from ebay as spares (think they're about £4 each and come in lovely patterns). I have found the sized ones are best e.g i have 10 x petite, 10 x small and 10 x one size so hopefully i can use 2 sizes for each stage if you get me? Hopefully i can use petite at first when we're out and about and the small size in the house when im not bothered if they look bulky under clothes. Will probably get a couple of bumgenius too as i've heard they're good. We found bamboo inserts to be brill too :)
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Saturday, January 28th 2012, 4:27pm

Hi all

jen - welcome to the second trimester :)
curlytails - thanks for the link, I'll take a look in a minute
jasper - have a nice time this evening :)
Nikki - good luck for the scan tomorrow
poppy - hope things are ok with you

Nappies - I did a lot of reading last night, and there are so many different types of reusables! The do look like a good option though, and our local council do a free two-week trial scheme in conjunction with some local nappy shops, so we should be able to try before we buy. DH is really not keen though - the thought of dirty nappies in the washing machine is totally grossing him out :snigger: I think if I do persuade him, we'll end up using disposables for the first couple of weeks while we get the hang of everything, and then just for trips out, visiting family etc, as they will be easier.

Names - we have started a list of girls' names (based on the last doctor's assessment that it is probably a girl, but we are open to that changing at the next scan!!). Middle name is definitely Mary - both grandmothers are Mary, so it was a really easy choice! First name trickier - we both love Isabelle, but it is just soooo popular right now that it has put us off. We both have Irish parents/grandparents, so names like Aoife, Niamh, Ciara are on the list. Also Iona as we sent part of our honeymoon there. I do love Aoife, but it is very similar to Evie, my little niece. We'll not be telling anyone our choice until after the birth though :) I do think you have to meet the LO before you can decide what name suits them, so we will probably have 2 or 3, and select after the birth.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend
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Saturday, January 28th 2012, 5:29pm

I love your name choices Caraz, in fact some of those were our favourite girls ones. I wouldn't go for Isabelle as I know soooo many babies with that name (or variations of it). If I do have a girl her middle name will be Elizabeth as I can't have it for a first name (our sirname is Bennett so it would be too pride and predjudice) and a boy will have James as a middle name as it is a family name. That's all I'm giving away though :snigger:

Jen welcome to the second tri, I have a feeling there are quite a few girls from the first tri about to follow you over.

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Thanks ladies :)

They are lovely names Caraz - I know what you mean on popular names though but you've got a fair few unusual ones in there ...My favourite for a girl at the moment is Eden but we haven't officially started thinking of names 2bh. We will wait until we know the gender.

Curlytails - I have a pride and prejudice girl myself - my DD is called Lydia :)
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Lydia is a lovely name Jen. Will she be 3 before your LO arrives?

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Jen welcome to the second tri xxx
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Does anyone want their due date adding here: WHEN ARE YOU DUE?. Just request it on the thread and we'll get it added for you x

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Hi girls hope you are all doing realy well.

I'm now 15+6 and i'm shattered, i certainly don't have the pregnancy glow i look more like death warmed up ;(

I don't have my 20 weeks scan until end of Feb but i was just wanting to know from the ladies who did find out if you no wished you hadn't?

I realy want to fine out but not one person i have told has agreed with me and said i should keep it as a surprise, i think i want to know because this may be the only baby i have so if i want to know i have to find out now, i don't have the good fortune of thinking i'll have a surprise with this one and find out with no 2, it doesn't matter if it's a boy or girl just realy want to no.

Also looking for advice on maternity clothes nothing seems to fit me properly, have a pot belly now and my own jeans are killing me but still no weight gain and ud never know i was preg, i know i should't complain but i can't wait to show of my bump.

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Thanks curlytails :) - yes she'll be 3 and 2 months and starting pre school shortly after so works out quite nicely

Sasha i found out first time with DD and will find out again this time....i liked the idea of a surprise but i think it suited me to have everything prepared e.g name, clothes, nursery etc (although you can go neutral). I know we could decide on 2 names but me and DH are just hopeless on agreeing....we couldnt agree on DD's name until the very last minute even though we knew what we were having which should have made it easier! - I bought my maternity clothes from ebay the first time i was pregnant and they're being reused again this time around :) got some good bargains on next and topshop work trousers and some shirts.

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Hi Sasha, we originally weren't going to find out but the temptation was too much :snigger: im pleased we found out, can concentrate on getting girly stuff and thinking of girly names. The choice is yours,remember its your baby. People didnt want us to find out but were pleased when we did. As for maternity stuff i've seen something online that attatches to your trousers to expand the waist if you didnt want to buy maternity trousers, but cant remember what its called :innocent: im sure one of the other girls will know. I got maternity jeans from next as they do petite ones, im only 5ft and they are so comfortable, would recommend them. I'm still waiting to glow, think its a myth :snigger:
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Nikki- How did the scan go???

Caraz - You and your DH seems very organised about names, our shorth list has about 10 names on each!!!

Curlytails & Kat - I have heard that one of the ingredientsin tonic water is good for cramp. I suffered last time. I remeber waking DH one night and he panicked thinking that I had gone in to labour!!!

Sasha- I managed to pick up some bargain maternity clothes in the Next sale but it ay be too late for that now, New Look still had some the other day.Most of them are still too big so I just wear longer tops, or a size bigger cheap tops! Friens of mine swore by bump bands last time to give them more wear from their clothes.

The party last night was better than expected and I had lots of people congratulating us and admiring my small bump, which was really nice. It was an hours drive home so we left at 11pm. I had a terrible nights sleep though as I have a cold so I didn't really make the most of DS being away. We got up at usual time this morning and ended up watching Bridesmaids on DVD before w e picked up DS. I have had a little nap this afternoon but I still don't feel great. Maybe we will have lots of snow tonight so I won't have to get up for work tomorrow!!!! :blizzard:

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Sunday, January 29th 2012, 6:51pm

Thanks Jasper I'll try that.

Sasha you should do whatever you want to do not what other people tell you to do. We didn't find out but that was my choice nobody elses. If people don't approve of you finding out then don't tell them :snigger: you can always find out and keep it to yourself!

I bought a maternity bundle from ebay and it was really worth it. I'm reselling some items as I'm not fond of them but as I only paid a small amount for a lot of clothes I'm not complaining. I'm only really wearing maternity trousers at the moment but it won't be long before I'm in the tops as well. I love my work trousers most of all. I can't remember what make they are but they come right up over my bump and have buttons so I can make them bigger or smaller. I look a bit like humpty dumpty with them pulled up rotf

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Hi ladies!

Wow everyone is getting along really well :)

I have posted a number of posts but due to iPads kept crashing - argh! So sorry I've been absent.

I have our 28 week scan tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing little one again!

Got a great bargain yesterday! We had decided on Silver Cross Surf and blow me down it was on sale for £225 normally £600! Couldn't believe it. It is a 2010 colour but I don't mind! Was coming online to drop a note for other ladies but they have now sold out. Hope some of you got a bargain too. So have a look at mothercare clearance there are lots of good deals.

Sorted nursery fabric too in last day of Laura Ashley sale. Fingers crossed it turns out ago.

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Hi girls. Just a quick update- I'm still in hospital but hoping to go home today as I haven't bled for a week. I'm desperate to go but also very frightened as I live 40 mins from the hospital. Will have to see what the consultant says. Hope everyone is well. Xx

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Got everything crossed for no more bleeding poppy [zx127]

Good luck for your scan today devchick :)

Hope your scan went well Nikki? [zx127]

Hi to everyone else, hope your all well :)

AFM- I to have been searching ebay for some maternity bits and bobs, really dont want to pay a fortune at shops so ebay is definetly the place to look :)
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And dp is just to chilled out and leaving the picking to me :innocent:
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Monday, January 30th 2012, 7:29pm

Jasper, thanks for the tip, will try it xxx
Devchick and Nikki, how were your scans? xxx
Poppy, pleased your bleeding has stopped and hope your home soon xxx
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Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 1:32pm

Hi kat13! (Due date buddy!)

My 20 week scan was rubbish, I only was shown 30 sec preview before the sonographer turned the screen away to do her bit and max 2 minutes after, when she took some of the worst photos ever. So, yes - I am thinking to go for 4D scan. There is Babybond place in local town, it seems to be £119, or £139 including the DVD. Where are you going? Any recommended places? The good thing about Babybond is that they do scans on Sunday here, which sounds like a base for a great day out - scan, lunch, visit to a baby shop :)
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For any girls in Scotland/Glasgow there is a deal on Groupon for 3d/4d scans for £99



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Amber - im in lancashire also and with my first I went to Take a Peak in St Helens - got a 4D scan plus 2 pics for £65!! They do different packages but I just went for the basic as we were more just looking to confirm the gender. Will be going there again this time :) x
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Amber, yay I like the idea of a due date buddy. Do you think you will last that long with twins? Has your tiredness eased yet? Mine hasnt so yours must be twice as bad [zx127] Im getting my scan done at a local place and they charge £75 for scan and they confirm gender and you get a 10 min dvd.
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Thanks ladies about the scans!!! I would like more than 10 min, especially with twins - I want a scan where I can enjoy it and don't feel rushed like at NHS...

I am still tired. And my walking is slowing right down! We are having a week off work next week, and I can't wait for it! I have to go a client for Friday, so staying in the hotel near the site on Thursday night, I am looking forward to this, I always like going to the client, and this is going to be an all day meeting, when I am just going to attend and listen mainly, not usually scribe/chair. So, it is an easy day before we fly out on Saturday morning!

I would like to have the scan next week on holiday, so we can take OH's parents to see it, but we don't know if there are any places there, would they be able to do the same week, and it is likely to be much more expensive.

Oh, and I don;t think I will last will June 13th with the twins, but I would be over the moon if we reached mid May.
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just moving into the second trimester chat, I am 13w +1 I have just had my 12 week scan and they have dated me at 13w +5 so baby is growing well, it is now starting to sink in that i am actually pregnant. Now that my morning sickness nad tired has gone i am starting to enjoy being pregnant and looking forwad to all the fun bits such as shopping and getting a bump lol.
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morning ladies

taffycaz - welcome, and enjoy the second tri :)
amber - quite jealous about your holiday, we had hoped to get away for a few days the end of March, but have had a lot of unexpected bills this month and are totally skint now :sadface: We'll have to wait and see if we can do anything later.
jen - Eden is a lovely name, unusual without being weird :)
poppy - great news on getting out of hospital, I hope you are relaxing at home as much as possible. Fingers crossed you won't have to see the inside of a ward again for a few more months!
nikki - hope the scan went ok on Sunday
sasha - as others have said, the choice to find out is yours - if others don't want to know, then don't tell them! I'm still wearing some of my pre-preg jeans, but am using a hair band - loop through the buttonhole and around the button, it gives an extra couple of inches on the waistband :)
jasper - those names are just the highlights :) We have an excel spreadsheet with about 20 other names on!! We keep adding new as ones they occur to us. Congrats on finding your pushchair - I am keeping a regular eye on the various secondhand sites in the hope of finding one that we want, but they are very few and far between unfortunately. We'll give it until the end of April I think, then have to see if we can afford to buy one new. I'm hoping that once the 2012 model hits the shops, the 2011 might be reduced in price xfingers
cheenab - we loved the Oyster, but the reviews we read said it wasn't really suitable for any offroad work, so we had to say no to it, otherwise it looks like a great buggy, loved the easy fold.
kat - not sure about the 3D/4D scans. We have our 20 week scan next Tuesday, so we'll see how that goes, and maybe consider another scan if we don't get to see much.
everyone else - hope you are all doing well :)

AFM, nothing much to report, still no movement that I can notice, but the doppler tells us she is kicking away quite happily in there :) I'm struggling to keep to an exercise routine, although I am at least now getting back to the gym semi-regularly, albeit for a very shortened session! I still have an unopened pregnancy yoga dvd downstairs, but have done the pilates one a few times. PGP not too bad, although hips starting to ache a bit now too :( That's why I really need to be doing the exercises, to try and keep that at bay for as long as possible.

Weather is gorgeous and sunny here, so will get out and enjoy it I think - have a good day everyone :)
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Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 9:48pm

Hi ladies

Scan went well thanks. Little one doing really well. One slight issue is she is breech and I have a bicornuate uterus. Her head is in the bigger horn (she implanted on that side so it is bigger) and her feet are in the small horn. So looks like she will be a breech baby. Not too concerned as long as they keep an eye on us.

Has anyone else got a bicornuate uterus?

I'm heading off to third trimester next week. So will catch up with you there.

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Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 2:29pm

Congratulations on the scan devchick, everything sounds like it should be fine :) I haven't come across a bicornuate uterus before so can't offer any advice, but I'm surprised it wasn't picked up on during treatment, they spend enough time looking at your uterus!! Glad to hear it shouldn't pose any problems though - enjoy the third trimester :)
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