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09/05/2013 at 06:54
Morning everyone, thought I would get on early today as by the time I've got to the thread it's been really long, which is great butmeans I can't do personals as I'm on my phone.
Not much to report here, baby is fine and wiggling. Busy day at school today with a staff meeting, hoping it will go quick. Hoping to take a photo of bump today yo add it to the bump thread. Not done that yet but think it's about time!
09/05/2013 at 07:01
Morning Bunny, hope your day isn't too long, get showing that bump off!
AFM - another 8am interview, the one yesterday was fab sober now have 2 second interviews booked, first of which this morning, out of 3 firsts which is some kind of world record for my boss as he's so fussy. Feeling confident of having someone in well before I leave.
MIL and her mum came over yesterday and told me that their relative in Canada is knitting a blanket for baby, I got so excited because I loved the one she did for Alex. Then they delivered the bombshell that it's pink I'll still use it, because it will be beautiful and I'm ever so grateful for a stranger to go to do much effort for my baby, but damn, I wish it was white, or yellow, or green, or purple!
I've also just realised that I'm 26 weeks, where is the time going?! I thought I was 25 for some reason. We had better get on with our decorating at the weekend, only 14 weeks to go :)
09/05/2013 at 07:06
Morning bg- that's good about the interviews going well, although shame about the early start! As you said at least the blanket will be beautiful and it might be a very pale shade of pink rather than a bright one.
09/05/2013 at 07:15
I think I'd rather bright pink, like magenta, but I'm guessing it'll be baby pink. I've been telling MIL and H's nan about by aversion to baby pink since I was pregnant with Alex, I'd have thought she'd have mentioned it to her when announcing it's a baby girl and knowing she was about to knout a shawl for her.
I'm really just going to har to suck it up and lean them at no matter what I tell people, we'll be showered with baby pink clothes and gifts.
My, I sound so ungrateful, sorry!
09/05/2013 at 07:46
Bunny, hope your day goes quickly, look forward to seeing your bump pic!
BG, that's great news about the interviews. What a lovely gesture with the blanket, you can always use as a spare so it's not always there. I thought I would be avoiding pink like the plague but I'm finding that I've got quite a few bits - I'm just trying to avoid head to toe pink!
AFM, manic day yesterday so today will be a day of doing pretty much nothing. Need to do a bit of housework but that's it. Baby is super wriggly at the moment which is nice, and I have a parcel arriving today which is more nappies so very excited about that!
09/05/2013 at 07:58
Bunny hope your day id not too busy.
BG - I understand the baby pink thing. I hate it too. D had alot of purple and turquoise. My family knew not get anything full on pink. But suppose I have to embrace it now with another on the way.
Margot hope you have a restful day.
Afm D had a horrid nights sleep. demanding stories at 3am but eventually went back down then in with us from 6. So glad I fon't work today. Be a day of catching up on the housework and washing as the sun is out. Hope it lasts. Baby is very wriggly already.
09/05/2013 at 08:20
Bunny - hope you day goes ok :)
BG - i hope you get over your fear of pink soon :)
Margot - you take it easy!
Daisy - oh no :( hope you get some rest today
AFM - in the space of a week i've gone from just getting belly pops to feeling twinklet a lot more, hubs has felt her & then i saw my belly move last night!!! its so weird! i do feel a bit of a bad person at the moment. i'm not 100% sure i feel very connected to twinklet. i do hope it comes. i could some times be talking about some one else being pregnant rather than it happening to me.
09/05/2013 at 08:34
I'm in work early so taking advantage of my boss not being in to get a heads up on the thread ;)
bunny - eep, only 14 weeks to go, exciting! Look forward to seeing you on the bump thread later. I took one at the weekend then realised that my top was the same colour as the wall so I looked like a floating head...I'll take another one later and join you on the bump share!
BG - good news about your interviews going well. Aw, shame about the blanket, it's a nice gesture though. I am dead fussy about the clothes that I like on little ones, H is thinking of doing a press release about it before the birth!
M - enjoy a relaxing day. Exciting about your nappies arriving, I think I should be getting some through the post in the next couple of days too, I am beyond excited about it!
D - sorry you had a bad night's sleep, hopefully you can relax a bit today.
twink - oh exciting about your H feeling the baby and seeing your belly move. Don't worry, I feel the same about being pregnant, it really doesn't feel that real still sometimes. I'm sure it will happen xx
AFM - had my end of year review yesterday and my boss told me they are looking to recruit externally for my replacement which came as a bit of a shock! I assumed that they'd just pass all of my role off on someone that I work with. It's nice because it made me feel like they really value what I do but I'm also grumpy because summer is quiet for me usually but now I'll have to do interviews, training and a proper handover, what a faff!
Got yoga tonight and cannot wait, I am in desperate need of a good stretch after 5 yoga free months!
09/05/2013 at 08:39
Hi All! Made it on early enough to do some personals!
Bunny - Was wondering when people normally get on the bump thread. I can't wait to join!
B Gump - Hope the interviews go well. I have already started writing lists and instructions for whoever takes over me eventually
Margot - Rest up today, don't do too much
Daisy - Hope you are not too tired.
Twink - No advice but I am sure everyone connects at different points and it's totally normal :-)
AFM - Nearly 15 weeks now! Countdown to the next scan has toally begun. I cannot wait! Meeting a mate of my sisters after work for a brew and a chat as she is also pregnant but a bit behind me. I might have my first pregnant friend! :-)
09/05/2013 at 08:40
Bunny- looking forward to seeing a bump shot
BG- you will gradually learn to embrace the pink. I was very anti -pink, but she got so many presents when she was born and everyone I opened was pink! I was surrounded by pink washing! And I think being completely swamped in it made me grow to like it and I am now all for the girliness- so much so I am secretly hoping for another girl as I now find boys clothes dull in comparison!
Margot- nice to have a wriggly baby
Daisy- stories at 3am does not sound good! Hope you get a better night tonight
Twink- I wouldn't worry about not being connected. This is my second pregnancy and I still find it very surreal. W is 17 months old and I still look at her fast asleep and think I can't believe she is actually ours!
AFM had a lovely meal out last night for our anniversary. And just found out this morning my brother is coming over at the end of may from America to visit. He hasn't seen W since she was 3 weeks old so I can't wait. It's the day of our 20 week scan when he arrives so hopefully I'll be able to tell him if he's having a nephew or another neice.
Hope everyone has a lovely day - the weekend is almost here!
09/05/2013 at 08:43
Bunny – hope your meeting doesn’t drag! Yay I love seeing bumps – show us.
Bridget – hope the interview goes well. You never know it might be a shade of pink you end up loving!
Margot – getting parcels for baby is always exciting in mind! Enjoy a relaxing day.
Daisy – hope you get some rest today too to make up for the lack of sleep.
Twink – how strange it must be seeing belly move. I don’t think you need to worry, I have days like that too. I think it’s a lot to take in, it’s a good think we have so much time to get used to the idea. When my mum rang the other day and said 3 months today… I freaked out that I was actually going to have to be a grown up and responsible for a baby!
Popcorn – it’ll mean more work before but at least you’ll know that someone is looking after your work properly. Enjoy yoga this evening!
Little Pixie – how exciting to have a pregnant friend. Enjoy your afternoon.
Jellytot – that’s brilliant your brother coming over and how well has he timed that to find out whether he gets another niece or nephew?!
AFM – I spent yesterday afternoon in bed after doing very little in the morning, my feet had become lovely and fat. So decided I’d have a rest and put them up. H is great without any moaning he got in from work and sorted our dinner for us. I won a Gruffalo sleeping bag for baby on eBay last night, that made me very happy, for less than a tenner. Does anyone else get excited when they win an item on there, it’s the waiting for it to end and continuously checking no one has outbid me. I think I need to get out more?! Need to finish putting a friend’s wedding card together for the weekend and hoping the sun stays out, other than that I think a fairly quiet day is in order!
09/05/2013 at 08:44
Oh no it took me so long to write my post I've missed two people!
Popcorn- hopefully the interview process won't take too long , as you say at least it shows they value you
LP- nice to have a pregnant friend. I keep hoping one of my friends will get pregnant but sadly no announcements yet so I'm on my own this time round.
09/05/2013 at 08:45
Sapphire- I love eBay and get addicted. I love a good bargain!
09/05/2013 at 09:16
Another busy thread already this morning!
Bunny- Get your bump photo on! I can't wait to post one when I get a nice little bump. It's scary how quickly everything is going for me too and I'm only 15 weeks! Doesn't feel like 2 weeks ago when I had my BFP!
BG- Could you dye it!? haha. I'm sure it will be lovely and you will get over your aversion to anything pink once baby arrives. I don't like a lot of pink either but a little bit here and there even I can deal with. (But I have had to like with SD's bedroom being pink and lilac with bright pink accessories..)
Margot- You know how much life has changed when you get excited about nappy deliveries! haha Definitely think you deserve a day with your feet up after your manic day yesterday. Enjoy!
Daisy- Try and have a relaxing day after your bad nights sleep! This is definitely one thing I'm not looking forward to when baby is here..
Twink- Yey on baby movements! I know what you mean about it feeling like someone else. I still keep thinking it isn't real because I don't really feel any different than I did before apart from getting a little rounded. I hope when we start feeling movements etc and start getting all the bits and bobs together it will come. I'm sure you and Twinklet are going to be just fine! It's all just a bit daunting.
Popcorn- I still have no idea what is happening when I go on ML. I'm presuming they will have to get someone in to cover but it hasn't been discussed yet but I suppose it's still early days! I only work for a small company so unless they are looking at dragging someone else away from their role to cover mine I think it might be someone external they bring in but we will see! Fingers crossed you find someone ASAP and they pick things up quick so you can still make the most of your quiet summer!
LP- It's great to have a pregnant friend to share all your experiences with! I'm on countdown until our next scan too (3 weeks + 5 days!).
JP- Glad you had a lovely anniversary and great timing for your brother's arrival! Fingers crossed baby behaves and you can tell him what to expect :)
Sapphire- I'm the same with Ebay. H laughs when I tell him I've 'won' something... 'No Sam, you have actually paid for it. It wasn't free!'. Men just don't understand..
AFM- Was super tired last night so walked the dog, had tea and then napped for an hour and a half. H woke me up as he said I 'wouldn't sleep through the night' if I didn't wake. He still mustn't be fully aware of my sleep capabilities as I'm pretty sure I could hibernate! Had a good sleep last night so feel lots better today.
09/05/2013 at 09:24
Bunny - Looking forward to seeing the photo of bump
BG - Maybe once you've seen the blanket it wont be as bad as you think. I too have a bit of a thing about baby pink and baby blue, im buying all unisex things
Margot - More nappies oooh exciting!
Daisy - Hope you get some chance to catch up on sleep today
Twink - Seeing and feeling the baby move must be amazing! Try not to feel bad about not feeling connected yet, im sure once you see your gorgeous baby it will happen
Popcorn - Enjoy yoga
Little Pixie - Yay to first pregnant friend!
JT - Glad you enjoyed your anniversary, how exciting for your brother to be coming over!
Sapphire - Enjoy your quiet day. I don't do alot of ebaying but i can see how that would be exciting
AFM - Felt not so good yesterday, tired and sick. Hoping today will be better, ive got lots of housework to do and i should be meeting up with a friend later, then im going to my first Aquanatal class tonight, i better shave my legs because i currently look like a hairy monster :-s
09/05/2013 at 09:25
Sorry i missed you Sam - Glad you got a good nights rest
09/05/2013 at 09:28
Morning MS- Ohh Aquanatal sounds good! Enjoy. And good luck tackling the hairy legs! ;)
09/05/2013 at 09:52
Bunny – Yes, get snapping some pics of that bump! Hope your day isn’t too bad.
BG – I’m sure your blanket will be lovely! Hope the interviews go well. You don’t sound ungrateful at all, I’m the same except the opposite. My MIL bought us a hot pink snow suit (no we don’t know the flavour yet – she bought one in blue too, cos she’s insane!) and I hate it. Told H I won’t be able to use it! Oops haha
Margot – enjoy a nice relaxing day doing nothing!
Daisy – Maybe you will be able to catch up on some sleep today too?!
Twink – how exciting about hubs feeling baby and to see her move! I’m not as far on as you but sometimes get the same feeling, sometimes just forget I’m pregnant, still doesn’t feel real. It will come I’m sure x
Popcorn – Boo to having to do interviews! Hope you enjoy yoga, might look into it myself!
LP – that’s great having someone to go through everything with IRL. Enjoy!
JT – that’s lovely news about your brother, he’s picked a great day to arrive!!!
Sapphire – glad you got to rest up yesterday! Hooray to winning on ebay, good times! Enjoy your quiet day today x
Sam – know what you mean about the sleeping thing! Glad you got plenty of zz’s last night.
MummyS – enjoy your first antenatal class. Let us know how it goes, I’ve been thinking about this myself x
AFM – nothing much to report. Half day today for 16 week appointment and then off to visit my big cousin and her scrummy newborn baby boy.
16 + 5
09/05/2013 at 09:53
Morning wow so busy cant keep up with you ladies.
All is well with my boris..saw stomach move lots yesterday :-D even recorded it lol altho very active till gone 12 last night hubs was over the moon he got to feel so many kicks.
Anyhoo hopefully everyone has a great day and speak soon. X
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