Baby1 so great to have you over here! And congrats again!! I'm just so happy for you!
Plastik that's unfortunate about your scan but like you said you luckily have scans all the time so that makes it a little better but hopefully you can still get a picture from you doctor. Love what you've done for you little boys room!
I'm anxiously waiting for my next scan in 2 weeks and I just got the date for the scan after that and I'll be around 18 weeks so will hopefully be able to find out the gender. That one is March 11th which seems so far away! No going to lie with two girls we are hoping for a boy but of course will still be happy either way!
Geeze, JustMe, how rude of your work!! I like the sound of your doctor though!!! If you were closer to me I would happily give you one of our cots! We seem to have them coming out of our ears! Sadly, I think shipping a cot from South Africa to you might be more expensive than actually buying a new one
I can't remember if you said you were having a baby shower or not? If you are you'll probably get tonnes of clothes for baby then. We have quite a bit, but I've been told I'm not allowed to buy anything else until such time as we've had our shower.
Is anyone feeling uncomfotable yet? I find doing up my shoes a bit hard now, and often get some help when getting up off of our couch or out of bed in the mornings. I can do it on my own, but its easier to ask DH for a hand
Aw thanks Plastik, that's so lovely of you
As for baby shower, no, I don't think my family/friends are the sort to do that sort of thing (although friends have given us quite a lot of stuff they're done with and my best friend keeps buying the baby stuff)
Am sorry your scan didn't turn out as well as you had hoped. But I do like reading about all of your baby stuff, it's so nice that you're at this big stage now, especially as I am always reminded of you grumbling about your breasts hurting and how you couldn't POSSIBLY be pregnant
Quite a ton of snow here at the moment! Which is lovely Though am a bit sad as haven't been out in it yet and also I apparently have hormones which meant I cried when my hb headed off it by himself to work today
All good here. Turned out my waters leaked and resealed (So I didn't pee the bed :P) baby is still inside, but I'm so ready for him to come out now!!!! Mum has just landed at Auckland Airport, she's staying for 3 months! Yay!
Justme: Are you not getting a pram at all???? I love my slings, but I couldn't be without my pram either!!
Panda: Your little one is soooo gorgeous! Has made me very clucky! Can't wait to be snuggling my little boy now!
Baby1: Congratulations!!! The same thing happened to me with DD, had all the forms to go for fertility tests next cycle.... didn't get a next cycle, got a BFP instead!!
PlastiK: sorry your scan was a bit pants! But lucky you getting so many of them! I would be very worried if the scan tech thought baby's head was where his bum is.... give a whole new meaning to not knowing your arse from your elbow eh! Love what you've done with the nursery, so cute! Wish I had a nursery to do this time, but baby Shrimpy will be in our room for the first 6 months and then sharing with his big sister.
Morebabies: Yay for scan date! It'll be here before you know it!
Hope all you UK ladies are enjoying the snow! It's really warm here... I could do with a bit of snow!!
Glad your all well. It's been a while and with working full time and all things seem so busy right now. I had the home birth midwife come round last week and she went though all with us. My parter joined us on face time lol. We also got to hear the babies heartbeat which was amazing. I am really missing my DB now but will see him in 2 and a half weeks as I am all booked for my Miami trip. As it is snowing in London and freezing I am about ready to go lol.
Sickness completely seems to have gone though smells can still get to me so enjoying it all. I am sure I felt some flutters this week but more will be revealed in the coming weeks I am sure.
I was naughty and tested a little early yesterday but got my AF shouldn't have been due till today so not too early! I just suddenly had a feeling and felt rough! Tested again today and it's much darker so feeling more confident about this pregnancy.
I'll take some time to catch up on this thread a little later this evening but thought I'd say hi
Justme: I'm not keen on them either.... but they are a godsend as baby gets older! We have one that faces us, so she isn't being pushed out into the world. We got it cos we used to walk the dog on massive walks and missed Tilly cos she was facing the other way to us!! Its a bit too hot to be carrying an older baby in the summer here though! I have a wrap a lot like the one you've got and it's awesome. I'm suprised it says it goes up to 3yrs though, my toddler wouldn't go in ours anymore. Strechy wraps are a bit iffy once baby gets a bit bigger. I took DD in mine back to the UK when she had just turned a year old and I wouldn't really use it again after that.
Have you seen the Manduca carriers or the Ergos? If you're going to be carrying baby in a carrier a lot those are the best ones to have. Woven wraps are awesome too, but a bit fiddly. My favourite was my ringsling, used it soooo much! I bought a set of rings from slingrings.com and made my own. There are some great instructions online.
Oooh, that turned into a really long message! Sorry!!!
Noo: Congratulations!!!!! Yay for the new BFPs in our group!!! xxx
We had a Moby wrap for Hadley and as much as I love it, she hates it. Screams something rotten when she's put in it. We're going to sell it as she's getting a little too big for it anyway and would probably be better with a carrier by the time we get around to using it again, I think she might prefer a little freedom to move. So we're looking at a Rose & Rebellion (http://www.roseandrebellion.com/). We'll give it another go when the weather is a bit more reasonable. She's just very willful. I go to a new mum's group on Wednesdays and everyone else's babies seem really docile. Hadley however fusses and moans because it's not what she considers to be our routine. That said I wouldn't change her for the world, she seems to have such a funny personality already. For the record she hates her pram too but it's easier to put up with when she isn't strapped to me!
Plastik - LOVE the nursery walls. Looks absolutely fab! We went for a woodland theme but we couldn't paint our walls (we rent ) but love what you've done. I'll attach a pic of our room.
Also - everyone please be careful in this weather. I managed to fall over without snow when I was pregnant so it's easy done when you get a little bigger! Take care and wrap up warm!
I feel really stupid asking this as a midwife - But at what point (UK) am I supposed to contact a midwife for booking? During my training and when I had my son it was around 8-10 weeks but I've been told by a few people they've been in for a meet n greet at 5-6 weeks. I work on Delivery Suite so I've NO idea what current community midwifery entails anymore!
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