I am going to start my hospital bag this weekend and hopefully have it finished in a couple of weeks would like to have all that done by 32 weeks and all baby things ready and the room done by 35 weeks which leaves us 7 weeks and we have barely started.
I have got
couple of outfits
vests ( have loads of sizes from ollie)
So I basically still have a lot more to buy I had most of the stuff on the list from Ollie need to get a shape on. Think me and OH will sit at the weekend and buy more online seen as I cant go shopping.
awww Broody those swaddling things are tooo cute! very similar to the one i bought but like you said they will work out cheaper actually buying those ones.
This acid reflux is really starting to frustrate me now coz it's stopping me from eating and i am starvin but there's nothing i fancy coz the thought of eating just doesn't appeal??? Have had porridge this morning as can't really think what else to have and i have a dry bread roll to eat for lunch. YUM.
Anything else i could eat please?????????
At least it's stopping me from pigging out tho i guess!
Abi i have no idea about what you could eat sorry chica.
I have to wait till next pay day to start my hospital bag as we are well and truly skint this month, with the car costing a fortune to put through MOT and now looks like we might have to buy a new washing machine Im so stressed about money now. I only get 6 weeks of full pay before i go onto SMP (which is so shit!) when i go on mat leave. I actually have no idea how we are gonna be able to survive. Ive never claimed any benefits before in my life so how do i go about figuring out if we can claim any
At least we have bought all our big stuff for this bubba and just have wee bits n bobs to get.
car seat & base
cot & mattress
Moses basket (still to buy mattress)
changing unit (still to buy changing mat)
real nappies + a month worth of newborn disposables
bath box (lotions & potions)
baby bath & top and tail bowl
dummy medicine dispenser
scratch mits (tons), hats & booties
socks & tights
burp cloths, bibs, muslins, cuddle robes, flannels
10 newborn sleepsuits & vests
handful newborn outfits
loads 0-3 newborn sleepsuits & vests and a few outfits
moses basket/pram sized blankets
moses basket fitted sheets (need to buy sheets)
breast feeding pillow
breast pump (manual & electric)
bottles & steriliser
nursing chair & footstool
and a few other stuff i cant quite remember. Ive tried to be quite money smart for months and buy stuff every payday and use money off vouchers/coupons where i could and accepting gifts from family member. My sister is coming up from london with her new baby in 3 weeks and she is throwing me a baby shower so im not buying anymore baby stuff till after that so i know what i still need to buy.
Now all i really have to do is finish putting the nursery together and take everything out the bloody boxes
Urgh Abi reflux is horrible! I have a hiatus hernia so have it all the time and it's just mega worse when pregnant! The only thing I find that works is tons and tons of Gaviscon Advance (stuff from the pharmacy, not just normal gaviscon). I get it on prescription and chug it all day, I have so much of it. Milk doesn't help me, nor does anything else. When I'm not pregnant I have tablets for it, but I don't want to take them whilst pregnant. Prop the head of your bed up at night, or use loads of pillows so you don't lie flat. Also try lying on your left side only, the way your stomach is positioned means that if you lie on your right side it is easy for the acid to come back up. Other than that, try not to let your belly be empty (even though you don't feel like eating) but avoid eating things that trigger it, for me that's spicy food and tomatoes! But keep up with the gaviscon- the liquid and I mean tons of it! I asked the doctor if how much I took was ok as I cleared OD on it and he said it's fine lol
I'm not planning on swaddling. Holly absolutely hated it! I might try it with normal blankets to see if she likes it, but not spending on swaddling blankets as if she's anything like Holly she won't like it.
A crib is fine for baby to go in at first. A tip from me would be to have more than one place for baby to sleep in though. I had planned for Holly to sleep in her moses basket but she HATED it! Every time I put her in it, she'd throw her arms and legs around and cry! So she never slept in that but rather slept in her pram carrycot for the first few weeks, then went into the cot which we squeezed in our room and had her naps in the swing downstairs. This time we have the swinging crib for Evie to sleep in in our room, but also have the moses which she can sleep in upstairs or downstairs, the cot which will be in the nursery, the pram carrycot and the swing.
I've not been feeling good today at all! At toddler group this morning, there is this bit where you sit in a circle and sing songs and play with instruments and stuff. After that I got up and came over all funny and dizzy. I assumed it was because I'd been semi kneeling on the floor and got up too quick. But it's been happening all day, I'll just be sitting there and I'll come over all queasy and dizzy, like I'm going to pass out. I had to go to the pharmacy anyway, so I asked them to check my BP. They said it was on the higher side of normal, but nothing to worry about, but as I know my BP is usually on the lower side, I rang the community midwives office just to be on the safe side. They told me not to worry too much, that whilst it was higher than usual it wasn't alarmingly high and told me to rest and book a routine appointment with my usual midwife. She said it could be that I'm aneamic but my blood results aren't back yet. I booked an appointment but the next available one is a week on Monday, so that's the one I got!
Sorry your feeling rubbish Emzy. I was getting dizzy to have my 28week appt on Tuesday so I am going to mention to midwife as I was anaemic with Ollie at this time do am thinking I am again.
Yay for 3rd tri red rose.
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