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25/03/2013 at 07:19
Morning ladies, hope everybody's well today and had a good weekend.
Been pretty bloody cold down here although we've not had the snow lots of you have! Had hair cut Saturday then did a bit of bday present shopping for S. amazing what a conversation starter having a huge bump is! took twice as long to pay for everything! Yesterday I took him to soft play then to a birthday party in the afternoon so by the time I'd then done the horse afterwards I was exhausted! Baby feels very low still. Nothing else happening. Was getting regular pains Saturday night again. Must be casualty that has that effect.
My friend who lives behind me had her little boy on Friday so will pop and see them later in the week. Working from home except Thursday. 17 working days left after today- woo hooo!
25/03/2013 at 07:25
Wh... I know what you mean about shopping.. Same conversations with people bless them! I'm sure they all expect me to say I'm due next week too!
Afm.. Fairly quiet weekend.. Went to the nct sale on Saturday. It was as busy as predicted.. The weather didn't put people off. Got a play gym and a couple of sleeping bags tho so it was worth it. And they had tea and cake!
Will pop back later xx
25/03/2013 at 08:13
Wh, we don't have any snow either thank god. Bl@@dy Baltic though!
Bexy, sounds like the nct sale was worth it. I bought loads of stuff from one this time around as I stupidly got rid of everything.
Not much to report from me. Bit of a boring weekend as it was just too cold to do anything. Sat was a trip to b&q and soft play the yesterday was decorating. My en suite and bedroom are the only parts of the house never decorated since we moved in 2.5 years ago and they are grim. I on,y did 2 window sills and one door and was in agony and walking like John Wayne afterwards so I think H may have to take over and do all the hard graft!
Heading out on school run in a mo then down to ikea as our oven died on Sunday but hopefully still under warranty. Typical when there's a long bank holiday weekend coming up. Bet it's not sorted until after Easter.
Will try to get back on later x
25/03/2013 at 08:48
Not sure who is in charge of doing this so hope I'm not treading on any toes this week?!...
Overdue Bench w/c 25 March...
17th - Nenas - PP Dumblespud
Leaderboard w/c 25 March!!
29th Mar - Notts lass - PP Sparkly Tyke
12th Apr - very excited - PP Boogiebelle
14th Apr - hepburn - PP Rusty the Clown
15th Apr - CJ - PP Dumblespud
19th Apr - Gopher - PP TBC
25/03/2013 at 09:24
WH - sounds like you had a nice weekend, if a bit tiring!! I know what you mean about a bump being a conversation starter - seems to take twice as long to do anything these days!!
bexy - glad you managed to get some bits at the nct sale. We were supposed to go to one on Saturday too, although it was cancelled due to the snow. I am hoping they rearrange it soon!
Morph - sorry to hear that you are in pain - hope it eases for you. Have you tried accupuncture?
Hep - looks like it is going to be a busy time after easter with babies!!
AFM- had a quiet-ish weekend. Was supposed to be going to an nct sale on saturday, but it was cancelled due to the snow. We did however build the cot and do a bit of online shopping for bits and pieces. Working from home today, only 16 days to go, and only 4 in London - woo hoo!!
Have a good day and baby out vibes for those that need them.
25/03/2013 at 09:26
WH, do you find that everyone has an opinion on the bump, maybe you get it less as know what you're having but even randoms (inc the paint mixing man in Homebase!) keep telling me what I'm having! You're brave attempting soft play, the thought reduces me to a crippled mess!
Bexy, sounds like you got some good bits at the NCT sale!
Morph, don't overdo it with the decorating!
Had a great w/e here, took N to see the play adaptation of Gruffalo's Child on Sat then for an early dinner with two of the other NCT families. Then Sunday had some time to myself while H took N swimming and then they went out again with my parents to see the lambing at a local farm. I sat and crocheted for most of the time they were out! Made two baby hats for when we have baby, will give the one we don't use to SCBU.
1st day of mat leave today so my mum is coming over (she usually takes N to her house) and I need to do a bit of batch cooking plus iron the hammock fabric, do some housework, easier while mum looks after N! Baby wise I'm SO uncomfy. Heavy, massive, can't eat much before I get full, SPD back so need pin lady soon. But I keep telling myself its under 3w till EDD now (37+1)! I'm trying not to moan but I have my moments
BABY OUT vibes to Nenas who's on the overdue bench! And to Notts Lass if you want them xx
25/03/2013 at 09:27
Missed you there Al, any pics of the nursery to show us yet?? x
25/03/2013 at 09:34
Morning everyone, I'm still here
WH, shopping with a big bump is a nightmare - the look on peoples faces when i say i'm already a week late is priceless. Like they think I'm going to drop right there and then..! Erm, do i lookn like i'm in labour?!?
Bexy, glad you got some stuff at the NCT sale!
Morph, hope you manage to get your oven sorted, and soon!
So yes, I am now *over* a week late..! Still doing ok tho 'mentally', and while i would love baby to arrive today, I pretty much have Friday's induction as the day things will start, so any sooner is a bonus :) I think H is more imaptient than me as I have to ship him off to work every morning which he is getting very bored with!
I've had constant period pain type feelings all morning, but no worse than normal period pain and not in waves or anything, so don't really know what to think. Got midwife this afternoon so will mention it then and also get another sweep, so fingers crossed it works better than the one last week!
25/03/2013 at 09:36
Alocin, glad you got some nursery stuff sorted
Hep, enjoy your first day of mat leave! Those hats are cute, and sweet that you'll give the other to SCBU :)
25/03/2013 at 09:43
Hep - those hats are so cute! Glad you had a good weekend and yay to your first day of mat leave!!
Nenas - sending lots of baby out vibes to you!
Below are a few picsof the nursery (it still has our single bed in at the moment, as the cot is in our room)
25/03/2013 at 09:51
Oh hep I think I may steal your hat idea. Do you have a link to the pattern you used?
25/03/2013 at 10:00
Bexy- well done for braving an NCT sale!
Morph- good luck returning the oven. Our kitchen is ikea and 2 roller shutters have broken. Sure they're meant to be covered but landlord hasn't fine anything about it! Hope the aching subsides. We got all our decorating done around Christmas thankfully. Just our room to do but we'll get a new bed once baby arrives so do it then.
Al- feels like the countdown now doesn't it?! Benefit of working from home is I just accidentally had a 2 hour nap! Nursery looks fab
Hep- oh my god! You could pop anytime now! Scary! Definitely won't be needing the red hat ;-)
Nenas- sounds like you have the right attitude. At least you know you have less than a week max now I guess. My H had a really tough job on last week and said he was half hoping I'd call him home, funnily enough I did text to tell him my bump had dropped!
Well as I've just been asleep for 2 hours I'd better do some work!
25/03/2013 at 12:45
MOrph - hope you get the oven sorted!
Al - yay to 16 working days!! hope the NCT sale gets reorganised!
Hep - good luck with the batch cooking..oh i love those hats...i keep meaning to get on utube to teach myself crocheting...are they easy?
25/03/2013 at 13:23
Got some second hand clothes and a bouncer over the weekend and picked up pram and car seat. Hypnobirthing classes are finished now until a catchup at 37 weeks, next anomaly scan is tomorrow. Nervous!!!
Hope you all had a good weekend! It's been soo cold!
Nenas! Sounds like things are progressing, fab! :) baby out vibes to Nenas and Notts Lass and anyone else who wants them!!!
25/03/2013 at 13:30
GB- will have everything crossed for tomorrow for you. Really hope everything is ok x
25/03/2013 at 14:46
WH - everything is taking me soooo blooooooming loooooooooong at the moment too! this big bump is just getting RIDIC now.
bexy - sounds like you got some bargains, excellent.
morph - hope you manage to get the oven sorted by easter, what a pain otherwise! alternatively it might mean you can get an invite elsewhere?!
hep - i'm SO glad you cut the leaderboard where you did very cute hats, sounds like you have a busy day planned though. will get those pics over to you at some point.
al - i'm on the mat leave countdown as well, though i'm a little nearer than you are at the moment.... sounds like it was a fruitful weekend - what did you get?
nenas - sending you baby out vibes by the truck load! hopefully it's all beginning to move in the right direction.
gb - will be sending you vibes for tomorrow, hope all is well with baby butterfly.
AFM, have just spent the last 20 mins standing outside after a false fire alarm, which was a joy . had a crap saturday as both H and i were feeling awful and just SO tired, but my parents have been totally amazing and done a load of washing and shopping for us.felt much better yesterday so met friends for lunch on the southbank. last night C was really unsettled, and putting that together with pregnancy insomnia means i am barely functioning today. still, i finish on weds, so at least The End Is Nigh. thank fck for that. won't be able to have an early night tonight though as i need to finish C's easter outfit for tomorrow at nursery - have just glued sh1t loads of cotton wool onto an old sleepsuit and voilà! an easter lamb.
anyway, enough moaning from me - baby out vibes to anyone who so wants them.
bluewater 35+1 x
(i just accidentally typed 355+1 - it FEELS like i've been pregnant that long )
25/03/2013 at 15:15
Oh love, could this be the *** already?!
I'm at soft play on my phone so can't do personals yet.
Had to do GTT this morning. Felt very guilty queue jumping about fifty people waiting in haematology! Fingers crossed that the results are all ok. They did my 28 week bloods too, which saves me going to another appointment.
25/03/2013 at 16:20
Nenas, how was the MW app?
Morph, I used a tutorial on YouTube for the hats: http://youtu.be/nQAj0AQJBVo Each one took about 1.5hrs as I was learning at the same time!
WH, you think baby Hep is a boy? I'm so desperate to find out!
GButterfly, hope the scan goes well tomorrow x
BW, 355+1 C's lamb outfit sounds great! Sorry you feel so shattered today, hope you get a good nights sleep tonight.
Rusty, fingers crossed for the GTT and I *wish* it was The *** but sadly I think in going to be here on the overdue bench!
Productive day today, hammock all set up, huge batch of beef casserole in the slow cooker, sheets changed and waterproof mattress protector onto our bed, car seat base in H's car, Costa with mum & N. Only drawback of the day is that N has the worst case of toddler PMT so it's been a *hard* day! Thank god mum is here!
Only things left to do are finish the blanket, pack some food for hospital bag, make a mahoosive spag bol, and EVICT THIS BABY
25/03/2013 at 16:22
Well a manic morning of more nesting, please come now baby boy as the house is as clean as it'll ever be! ;-)
WH, I am hoping baby is still happily baking away and won't be too early. I don't think you look too low in that pic but can see it definitely dropped.
Bexy, love bargains!
Morph, bloody oven! Definitely second BW and say scrounge an invite elsewhere!
Hepburn, oh sh*t I can't believe I'm top of the leader board...obviously if that pesky Nenas would jump the od bench! ;-) Hahaha! Enjoy your mat leave!
Alocin, shame the nct sale was cancelled! Not long now till you finish, it'll be done before you know it!
Nenas, really hope the period cramps are the start of labour. I hope you have baby with you before Friday!
BW, sorry you felt rubbish this weekend but lovely of your parents! Love the outfit idea! Roll on weds for you!
Hi GB and rusty!
AFM well we dtd this morning in an attempt to evacuate little boy! Had loads of braxton hicks today but nothing else. Might have to try again...h will be pleased! Exhausted this afternoon but have relaxed lots. H finishes work at lunch tomorrow and that's him done for the week so that will be nice.:-) Feeling a bit anxious/emotional/excited at the moment, I hope that's normal?! Can't wait to meet my boy but god I can cry just thinking about it!
Just a few more baby out vibes for Nenas before I go! NL x
25/03/2013 at 16:24
Very productive day there Hepburn, liking the sound of beef casserole!
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