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15/07/2013 at 07:20
Morning all, just popping on quickly before work. Only 4 more days at work for me, so looking forward to not having to get up and get organised so early on. Slept well last night despite the heat, hoping that continues.
Baby out vibes for all who need them, hope to see some BAs soon.
15/07/2013 at 08:01
Morning! Yay to only 4 more days at work Margot
AFM, I'm having a baby THIS week!!! Kids just woken up, I was awake from 5 til half 6 though, got up for the loo then couldn't get back to sleep. Off to meet some friends for a picnic at the park later then I need to take a few things back to next. Should be much cooler, think the max its to reach is 18 which suits me fine :-)
15/07/2013 at 08:02
Morning Margot! Hope your 4th to last day goes well!
AFM - I slept better last night too. Pity I've had to get up early as a man may or may not be coming to inspect my car (someone hit me a few weeks ago and the repairs haven't been done properly by insurance company). If the man comes before 11am then I'm going into town to meet a friend for lunch... otherwise it's just a quiet afternoon in the garden
Baby out vibes to those who want them! xx
15/07/2013 at 08:03
Ally, this week - OMG!!! woo hoo!
15/07/2013 at 08:11
Margot - 4 days, wow. Hope you manage to tie up all loose ends easily enough!
Ally - how exciting that the end is nigh! I don't envy anyone having a baby in this heat, so glad it's a bit cooler now for you
PW - quite a chilled day for you then!
Me - yesterday morning we went strawberry picking which I hadn't done since I was a kid. Our son loved it - he certainly ate loads. We went early so it wasn't to hot in the sun, and then after we sat in the shade and had a picnic. They had 3 sandpits at the place so our little boy loved playing in there. I now have loads of strawberries and not sure what to do with them yet. I did have a non-alcoholic pimms last night so that used up a few.
Not sure what I am doing today. Need to get some ACE to see if it will clean off a couple of baby things that seem to look a bit stained?. I put everything away clean but I guess so,e of the marks (round neck of sleeping bag etc) have started to come back over time? I'm guessing its mostly milk related so hoping it will come out ok? Fingers crossed.
Enjoy the sun, the shade and a nice cold drink!
15/07/2013 at 08:49
Margot - you're on the last week countdown with me! I hope it goes quickly!
Ally - omg, this week! Scary biscuits!
PW - have a lovely afternoon in the garden, you've got the weather for it!
IDC - What did you put in your non alcoholic pimms? Strange that stains can reappear! I bought some bits from facebay that had milk stains, they all came off after one wash and look like new! I just used fairy!
AFM - Last week at work this week, can't believe it! It's finally nearly here! I was a bridesmaid at my brothers wedding on saturday and it suddenly hit me during the meal that that was the last "thing" happening before my "thing". Eeeek!
15/07/2013 at 08:53
good morning :)
Margot - eeeek - 4 days isnt long at all :)
Ally - crikey this week!!! how are you feeling
Piratewife - annoying you dont have an exact time! hope you have a nice day either way
IDC - i've never been strawberry picking! i'd make jam if i were you :) hope you a have a nice day
AFM - we finished Twinklets nursery (mumdrum.com/.../10745.aspx i put a whole thread for it!) and i LOVE it. went over to my mums yesterday & then spent the afternoon in my garden..in the shade. baby all ok so nothing new from me really :)
15/07/2013 at 09:01
Margot - 4days will fly by
ally - I remember your bfp. Can't believe its nearly your time. Enjoy your picnic
PW - enjoy your day either way x
IDC - I use the vanish bar. I find ace doesn't work with our horrible hard water
pombear - it's things like that that make it all scarily real.
Afm - did not sleep well. D got into our bed at about 3am and haven't really slept since. She kept screaming out about no stickers mummy and really scared. Hope it's not the start of night terrors.. That'll be fun with a newborn!!
My mum is down this weekend. So excited. I've been putting off washing baby clothes as she's desperate to do so I'm going to let her. She knows I won't iron them and that horrifies her x
15/07/2013 at 09:08
M - nice that you slept well last night, I had the most rubbish night's sleep ever! I'm jealous!
A - wooo! Baby this week! Feels like it's been a while since we've had a BA on here, I'm very excited for you x
PW - hope the man comes to see you early and you get to spend a nice afternoon with your friend.
IDC - sounds like a really nice afternoon yesterday, I haven't been strawberry picking since I was little, I used to love it. How do you make non-alcoholic Pimms? I had a bit of a lusting for Pimms over the weekend and was sad that I couldn't have it.
PB - yay for last week at work! hope it goes quickly and isn't too stressful for you.
twink - I saw that you had posted a thread about your nursery - hope it isn't too stalker-ish but I've been soo looking forward to seeing it! I'll be off for a nose after I've posted this.
AFM - sooooooo hot last night and hardly slept at all, so feeling very tired and a bit sicky today. Had our 4D scan yesterday which was amazing and I wasn't creeped out by it at all which was good. I'll try and post a picture later. Baby was yawning lots - H rather unhelpfully said that one of the pictures of baby mid-yawn made it look like Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter I told him off A LOT for that! Wiggly happy baby apart from that so am very happy!
15/07/2013 at 09:09
Daisy - oops missed you there. Sorry your LO had such a bad night's sleep, poor thing. Hope it doesn't continue. Hehe, your comment about not ironing baby clothes made me laugh as I'm the opposite, I'll definitely iron them but my Mum won't see the point!
15/07/2013 at 09:10
Daisy 00 oh i hope its not night terrors too. nice of your mum to offer to iron haha
Popcorn - haha not stalkerish at all. espeically with hjow much i've been going on about it :) glad your 4D scan was good :) im ure baby didnt look like lord voldemort!
15/07/2013 at 09:26
Margot glad you slept well
Ally eek to baby this WEEK!
PW hope the man comes early so you can go for lunch
IDC I'd make jam too.
PB woo to last week at work
Twink love the nursery
Daisy oh dear hope its not night terrors
PC glad you enjoyed the scan, I'm sure it didnt look like voldemort!
Afm had a nice weekend. H is off again today so were going for a picnic today. Lots of movement with baby but there's definitely still a head under my ribs, doing lots of exercises to move the little monkey so fx
Margot - yay to last week at work, enjoy!
Ally - exciting! Will keep my eye out for your ba!
PW - hope the car people come early so you can go out with your friend
IDC - I've never been strawberry picking. Our local farm shop has just got cherries in pyo for £4.99kg which is so cheap so I might go today. Good luck getting the stains out.
Pombear - yay to last week at work for you too!
Twink - well done on finishing the nursery, it looks lovely!
Daisy - hope you manage to have a relaxing day after your rubbish night
Popcorn - glad the scan went well yesterday
AFM - 2 days until due date. A lady I met who was due 3 weeks after me had her baby at the weekend, I'm happy for her but can't help feeling a bit annoyed as I was next :-( hopefully not too long to wait. Not had any aches/pains/twinges or a show so I'm not too hopeful it's happening any time soon.
Off to do some food shopping today, just going to get enough for a few days as we don't know when we'll be here. Might do a bit of pyo cherries at the farm shop too as there so much cheaper than the shop. Got aquanatal tonight, last session too.
Have a good day everyone
15/07/2013 at 09:27
Missed you duckford
Have a lovely picnic!
15/07/2013 at 10:09
Margot – 4 more days to go, whoop!!
Ally – hehe, how exciting!! Have fun at your picnic.
Pirate Wife – hope the guy turns up before 11am, so you can go into town for lunch.
IDC – sounds like you had a great time strawberry picking!
Pombear – eeek, that is a scary thought to be having. We had to send a rsvp back for a friend’s wedding at the weekend (it’s at the end of September) and we suddenly realised it wasn’t a case of just us to think about – but baby too! Enjoy your last week working.
Twink – yay for finishing Twinklets nursery. It is fabulous, no wonder you LOVE it!
Daisy – oh no, hope it was just a one off for D and you all get more sleep/rest tonight. Sounds handy, if your mum wants to wash them, then I wouldn’t stand in her way! Especially with the ironing, none of our baby stuff has been ironed.. but my mum hates ironing even more than I do, so I’m all good there!
Popcorn – glad you enjoyed your 4D scan! We’ve been sleeping with the windows open and electric fan on (and no covers for me!) no idea what I’d do if we didn’t have that fan, the poor thing has never been used quite so much!
Duckford - enjoy the day with your H. Fingers crossed baby turns soon.
Twinkletoes – just think it won’t be long now either way. That’s clever thinking about the shopping, you don’t want to get too much in just in case. Enjoy your last aquanatal.
AFM – had a quiet weekend just relaxing. I was planning on doing some proper sorting, but I was just too hot doing anything that wasn’t sitting still! Decided to sit with my feet in a cold bucket of water for a bit yesterday – and, it was amazing! My left foot has been swelling more and can be a bit painful at times walking on it… but as it does go down after having my feet raised mw isn’t too worried about them.
15/07/2013 at 10:36
Morning all sorry ive been awol been busy at work
Margot-eekk 4 days so exciting
Ally- how exciting, lovely to know baby will be here definitely this week
PW-have a lovely relaxing day, hope the man turns up soon
IDC-oh I love strawberry picking, I end up eating far too many. Im sure the stains will come out with another wash
PB- yay for last working week so exciting. Must be a weird feeling now your brothers wedding is out the way that the baby is next
Twink-just seen the nursery looks gorgeous, love the rug
Daisy- maybe the heat is just disturbing her? Lovely for your mum to want too do it all
Popcorn-glad the scan went well, I loved ours. Did you get some good pics?
Duckford-have a lovely day, im sure baby will turn soon
TT- ah it will be you soon, have a nice day
Sapphire-my feet are just the same massive until I soak them im water and put them up after, its horrible!
AFM- 33+5 today, struggled through a 13 hour day at work yesterday, it was 30degrees here yesterday! Its heading for 27 again today so im plannimg on doing nothimg but keep my feet up. Cant wait to finish work now
15/07/2013 at 13:12
Well I thought I'd go for ACE with a normal wash and hope the sun can fade anything? I don't recall it looking a bit stained when I packed stuff away, otherwise I would have chucked it (once we started blw ALL his vests got chucked as he loved clementines as they stained everything!)
Non-alcoholic pimms is... Well, it sounds gross, but I promise it tastes good. All the usual fruits/mint/ice, then add lemonade and balsamic vinegar. Just a bit at a time to taste, otherwise it is too strong. Full sugar lemonade is better than sugar free for this. Honestly, it sounds gross but it's very nice and refreshing. I usually make it and don't tell people what's in it until they confirm they liked it, lol.
15/07/2013 at 13:44
Hello everyone, it's busy here today! Can't do personals as on my phone and at work.
Packed my hospital bag yesterday and have written a list of little things to get for it, or things that will need to be put in that we can't at the mo, like the MP3 player. Got midwife tomorrow afternoon so looking forward to that. I've got a child in my class with slap cheek do need to ask her about that. Only 4+ a bit days left at work!
15/07/2013 at 14:45
DF - picnic sound lovely, it seems like everyone is having picnics at the moment! Are you spending a lot of time crawling around on all fours? I was at a pregnancy yoga class last week and the lady was recommending that for ladies with breech babies - it's all well and good until you try to get up! Sending you some upside down baby vibes x
TT - come on baby twinkletoes, out you come! Enjoy aquanatal :)
Sapphire - bucket of cold water for the feet is the way to go. My £2.99 paddling pool from Argos last weekend was savaged by my cat and has a puncture, I'm devastated :(
Noodle - we got some really good pics, as well as the Voldemort one so it was lovely. It feels a lot more real to me now which is nice. Sounds like a tough day for you yesterday, make sure you relax today. How long have you got left at work?
IDC - it does sound a bit weird but I'm willing to give it a go, I'll let you know how I get on!!
bunny - woo for only 4 days left! Very organised of you getting the hospital bag sorted
Thought I'd upload a couple of pics of our scan if that's ok?
15/07/2013 at 14:59
Lovely scan pics Popcorn. I love 4d scan pics.
Duckford - hope baby turns soon.
TT - aquanatal sounds good. I could do with being in a pool right now. So so hot.
Sapphire - Swollen feet are awful. Hope soaking them helps.
Noodle - hope you're enjoying your day off.
Bunny - I need to pack my bag too. Have to do it next week.
I hope it's the heat that's upsetting her. She's a much better sleeper at the moment than she has ever been. Least H is away again so if she does get in we have room and I don't melt stuck in the middle between them. It's 27c here in the shade. I'm staying indoors with the AC on. The poor dog keeps wondering around. Far too hot for him. My mum loves ironing and if she wants to do it, I'm not going to stop her x
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