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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 06:51 AM   521
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When you have a baby you won't be able to travel light anymore. I was amazed at how we managed to fill the car full of stuff for New Years Eve, we were only staying with my parents for one night! I couldn't believe a person so small required so much stuff! You end up packing crazy things, like we have to take her turtle night light if we go somewhere for the night. She won't sleep without it

Although one tip, if you're thinking of using the sling often I would invest in a backpack or a changing bag that can be carried on the back. You'll want both hands free for the baby. But you'll need space to take nappies, wipes, cream, changes of clothes in case of poo explosions etc... I've got my eye on a babymel one but we never seem to have the money for it.

No idea on the blackout curtains but I do know that my friend had to have them put up in her nursery as her toddler wouldn't nap through the day otherwise. Hadley sleeps through the day in her swing but she can get very ratty on an evening unless she's put in her room. Although I think Hadley is a strange baby as she sleep through the night pretty much.

Plastik - Thank you. We love her so much. I honestly don't want to go back to work. I just want to stay home and have a house full of kids!



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Are you guys giving the Dr/Midwife your LMP for dating or are you giving them your dates based on ovulation/conception from your charting? With longer cycles there is an almost weeks difference in my EDD between LMP date and ovulation date (25th September V 1st October - The latter of the two being correct)
My doctor wanted to work it from the date of my last period. I was always certain their dates were wrong. In the end it didn't matter too much as I went 2 weeks over and was induced. Being overdue really sucked but I tried to tell myself I wasn't really and their dates were off lol.



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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 07:12 AM   523
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I'm getting a bit worried as my cramping is really ramping up - feeling it on and off all day and panicking that I'm going to start bleeding any minute, did anyone else have the same in the early stages?
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Yes, in fact I would say most of my 1st tri experience was me thinking I was going to get my period at any point. I did actually have a little bleed at 6 weeks but I was told it's quite normal and scanned fine. So unless you bleed and it's heavy don't worry too much. Your body's just going through lots of changes preparing for LO. Those pains did ease around the time I moved to 2nd tri.
I would definitely say the same. Especially in those first few weeks around when AF would be due. I felt like my period would be starting any minute for a couple weeks!



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Also just wanted to say I'm loving having so many people over in this thread!! Welcome all!!



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Old Jan 21st, 2013, 07:33 AM   525
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Backpack, absolutely on the must buy list, I like them better than side bags anyway :-)

Movement. It's sort of getting more violent in that any kicks really make me jump and that I can see my tummy moving around through clothes!! My tummy now just moves around a ton, I can really tell Something is doing the moving rather than I just have a funny feeling :-)



 
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So my wish was granted last night as we woke up to even more snow! So sitting up on the love seat with my laptop, the heat on and wrapped in DH's dressing gown. If only he could see me now!!
Called the doc this morning to book in some time with her. She has been amazing and you know when you just click with someone you don't want to see another doc. Turns out they had an appointment for just before lunch time! Anyway she gave me a pee pot and of course i couldn't pee on demand! I'd just went before I had walked down to the surgery. Again she was lovely got me a glass off water and seen her next patient until i was ready. She confirmed the test and gave me the all clear for any water infections which is great news. I then booked my first appointment with the midwife on the 4th Feb. Will be a couple of days shy of 7 weeks so they may call and push it back a week or two. She dated me a couple of days earlier than i had worked out but thats ok.

Noo and Baby have you told anyone else your news? We have decided to keep it our little secret for the time being. Its hard to keep secrets as i am incredibly close to my mum, sister, SIL and my bestie. Its something i want to tell them face to face as well. Seeing my parents and sister just under 2 weeks and i know we are still very high risk but i am planning on telling them then. Trying to avoid talking to them until then as i'm scared i will just come out with it!

Trying to take one day at a time and now think too far in advance.....

Anyone else on a snow day???



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Are you guys giving the Dr/Midwife your LMP for dating or are you giving them your dates based on ovulation/conception from your charting? With longer cycles there is an almost weeks difference in my EDD between LMP date and ovulation date (25th September V 1st October - The latter of the two being correct)
My doctor wanted to work it from the date of my last period. I was always certain their dates were wrong. In the end it didn't matter too much as I went 2 weeks over and was induced. Being overdue really sucked but I tried to tell myself I wasn't really and their dates were off lol.
I think mine would too which would bring my EDD forward to 25th September but surely the dating scan would put you back to your proper dates again? xx

I'm starting to panic my car is going to be too small for a little person! I know I have AGES yet but I only got it in November so can't change it for at least 2 years and don't think I'd even get a pushchair in it without leaving my other child at home. Oops. Bad choice, Noo!



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 01:32 AM   528
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Thanks guys :-) Saw my GP yesterday and spoke to our community midwife and they reassured me also!
Noo I'm in same position - by LMP I'm 6 weeks today but you can see by my ticker I think I'm further back than that. I'm happy to let them go with 6 weeks so I get my 12 week scan a few days earlier then they can but me back at that point!
I have the same car problem - drive a clio! We were talking about changing it but now baby is on the way finances have changed significantly!
Is anyone else still testing? I am every other day or so just so I don't think I'm making everything up in my head!!!
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Hi ladies welcome to you all!!! I tested for weeks hehe I was in disbelief and panicking about hcg levels but all was perfect!! Also I was told if you test past 8 weeks they can come back neg as too much hcg in system for them to cope with - I didn't test the theory lol!

A back pack is a great idea - thank you!!

Just me I'm the same my whole belly moves now and I get some very strong kicks usually downwards that hurt! I love watching my stomach squirl about its such an amazing thing!!

Flamingpanda I can imagine you had a car full but worth all the effort so your little bundle had everything! Luckily we have a huge boot that I'm guessing maybe full most of the time lol so glad to hear you are all well!!

Hope everyone is ok? Sorry I've been quiet its been bonkers around here!!!



 
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Noo I'm in same position - by LMP I'm 6 weeks today but you can see by my ticker I think I'm further back than that. I'm happy to let them go with 6 weeks so I get my 12 week scan a few days earlier then they can but me back at that point!
I have the same car problem - drive a clio! We were talking about changing it but now baby is on the way finances have changed significantly!
Is anyone else still testing? I am every other day or so just so I don't think I'm making everything up in my head!!!
HOpe everyone has a good day
I bought a new Mini in November. The boot is tiny so I'd only get a Quinny Zapp in it and I want a Silver Cross if I get the that position. Though hubby did point out we're NEVER all in the car together and if we were for any reason I could get a roof box for the pram. Feel a bit better about it now. Can't swap my car for 2 years really as I'd instantly lose around 3k



 
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