Backpack definitely a great idea!! My medical aid actually sent me a Caboodle Bag backpack with a wholel lot of goodies in it, including a portable changing mat, so that will definitely come in handy!!
Nimbec, I also love watching my belly dance! I do it everyday when I get home from work, lie down and just stare at my tummy and fell LO move. Such a peacful and amazing time to spend alone with my little boy!
Well I have another scan tomorrow with my Gynae. I'm hoping the little one plays along and shows us his face!!! I want a face pic REALLY badly!! My MIL is coming along and so is my BIL and his wife who are visiting from Germany. Should be fun trying to fit that many people into the tiny room where I have the scan!
I've just made my appt with my GP - 4th February! My LMP I'll be 6 weeks and 6 days pregnant (though exactly 6 weeks by my dates) and then I'll go on to be referred for Midwife booking. Do you think my GP will think that this appt is too late? I'm happy with it as I know what to eat and drink etc but I'm not sure if the midwife will then feel stressed to squeeze me in for booking and think I'll have left it too late as I'll be at least 9/10 weeks probably by the time the referral gets to the hospital for scan.
I bought loads of them when I was pregnant. We'd read about how cost effective they are (the estimate is that using cloth you will save £800) and so it seemed like a no brainer. However when I got home from the hospital we had so much going on that I kind of halfheartedly tried them one day and couldn't get on with them. I think I just had so much to deal with still. However this week we've been trying again and wow, it's such great fun!
I was told initially that you need around 25 in your "stash" to have enough to wash every other day. From the last few days I'd say that's about right, although Hadley can fill our nappy bucket in a day so I take the bucket out of her room on an evening and wash them all ready for morning. We're still using disposables for overnight as she's sleeping through and we're worried she'd feel wetter sooner in cloth (we got 12 hours sleep last night!). We also use disposables for going out as it's just easier whilst we get used to it. But I've been in all day today and every nappy change has been a cloth nappy. So they soon start to pay for themselves.
As for brands, when I was pregnant someone told me not to buy too many of one kind because all babies are different and you never know what will fit your baby best. SO true. I kind of ignored this and bought a batch of little lamb bamboo nappies (http://www.littlelambnappies.com/) because they were on sale at the time. They're lovely but they just don't work with Hadley. However the Little Lamb OSFA (one size fits all) nappies work brilliantly. So it's trial and error. The great thing is cloth nappies hold their value pretty well so you can sell them on to someone else without too much hassle.
They're not for everyone, disposables are convenient but we need to save money where we can and Hadley looks adorable with a big cloth bum!
I've heard great things about the cloth nappies, but I'm going to stick to disposables to start with and see where we go from there!
Well had our scan this morning and I must say it is GREAT having someone who knows their way around the ultrasound machine. My gynae makes that technicial we saw last week look like a useless, brainless fish. Ethan has his head really close to my uterine wall, which makes seeing his face really hard, but he did snap a pic or two for me which were 100 times better than what we saw (or didn't see) last week. Also new, this week was the first time I've had my blood pressure checked and it looks good, so that's nice. Ethan is measuring slightly bigger than average, but only slightly so nothing to worry about.
Also chatted to Dr about his going away in March (I'm due 30 March) and he assured me he will be back on the 12th, and if anything happens while he's away between the 1st and 12th, there are 4 other brilliant doctor's who he works with and one of them will step in. He trusts them all 100%, so I will too Absolutely nothing to be worried about.
In other non-pregnancy related news, my MIL is going to the dermatologist today (after I made an appointment for her and piled her into a car) to check out some growths on her face that the GP thinks might be skin cancer!! Holding thumbs it's not too bad...
I've been meaning to join this thread for awhile but things have been crazy lately. The Waiting To Test thread was such a great source of support for me when I was TTC and so many of you ladies helped me through some tough times. Looking forward to going through the pregnancy experience with you all too. Will try to get caught up with all the posts. Looking forward to chatting with all of you lovely ladies soon!
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