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05/05/2015 at 06:11
Hope you all had nice bank holiday weekends? Did you get up to much?
We went to a beer festival on Saturday (fun for non drinking me!). Had a really uncomfortable day on Sunday feeling achy in the bump area. I think that the baby has had a big shift around because I felt fine yesterday. Went to do a bit of browsing for bits yesterday and the pram we thought we liked was really awkward to fold so our hunt continues. Rubbish!
05/05/2015 at 07:47
Morning, yay for a nice weekend, but boo for uncomfy bump!
We had a nice weekend, sold the house - woo hoo! Search is on for us now! Baby wise not much to report, lots of movement though :-)
Hi to all that follow.
05/05/2015 at 09:55
Holey - Hope you manage to find another pram you like that's more practical. Boo to achy bump!
Mrs P - yay for selling the house! Fingers crossed you find somewhere you like really soon.
Have we had a BA from Mummy Simpson yet??
AFM - After Friday's adventures, Saturday was a write off for both H and me - we were absolutely exhausted. Sunday night we went to a wedding do, thought we were in for a cheap one what with me being pg and him driving... £5.40 for a pint and a half of coke! Just as well we didn't stay very long and only had 2 drinks each. I did make a good effort with the cake selection though, I'm pleased to report! Ate so much that I felt a bit sick after. I've got physio later this afternoon so will be leaving work pretty early - quite glad to be honest because I'm feeling a bit miffed at how much people are piling on my desk (stuff that's not actually my work in the first place!) when I've only got 10 days left in the office!
05/05/2015 at 13:23
Mrs P - that's good news on the house front! Are you feeling better now?
ST - bloody hell those drinks were expensive! Good work on the cake front though, I'd defo have done the same. Work sounds rubbish for you, I'd be tempted to just leave anything that's not yours. You won't be there to worry about it!
My H has just text to say he's ordered me a giant pregnancy pillow which should help me sleep and stop the aches and pains. God knows where he is going to sleep though because it really is massive!
Can I ask a question? Have either of you enjoyed being pregnant?. I really haven't and I feel awful for admitting it
05/05/2015 at 13:40
Holey - Which pram was it that you've decided against? I have my heart set on a Silver Cross one but not had a proper look yet. Glad your bump feels better now. Mine has achy days too.
MrsP - Excellent news on the house! Have you seen any possible contenders yet?
ST - Hope your physio appointment goes well. Sorry you're being put on at work. Just close your eyes, take a deep breath and think 'in two more weeks...'
AFM - Enjoyed the wedding on Saturday. It felt odd not to take advantage of the free wine but the guarantee of being hangover free on Sunday was fab! We're looking to go away for few days at the end of next month, just somewhere in the UK and preferably by the sea. I've spent most of my lunchtime looking for inspiration but not been struck by any yet.
05/05/2015 at 13:53
Cross posted there Holey. I think I've got off quite lightly with all the pregnancy aches and pains (up to now anyway), so in that respect I'm able to enjoy it. For me it's marred by my constant worrying that something might go wrong - I'm a terrible worrier. For that reason, I'm always kind of wishing the weeks away while everyone is telling me that I should making the most of every minute.
05/05/2015 at 14:11
Holey - that's true enough, but if I don't do it then someone else who doesn't pay attention to detail as much as me will have to do it. And then I'll feel bad for H because he'll be the one having to sort out the certain mess that will ensue - I don't particularly care about the work once I'm gone from my own perspective, but I don't want to leave H with a load of nonsense and rubbish to try make sense of and sort out when we're adjusting to life with a baby! I must admit I haven't overly enjoyed pregnancy, I'd say I had maybe 6 weeks where I quite liked it; we had a diagnosis for the heart,, my HG subsided, I was enjoying my growing bump and the movements and the aches and pains hadn't set in. But the rest of it has been varying degrees of horrible!
Aria - Ooh, now holidays is something I can throw myself into! Any particular areas you're looking at? I've done some extensive UK seaside travelling in my time as I had parents who never entertained the idea of going abroad so all our holidays were in the UK.
05/05/2015 at 14:56
Aria - it was the joolz day. It was just so awkward! We have since looked at a cosatto which is half the price so am doing some research on that. It seemed much easier.
A friend of mine has a silver cross of some sort and she really likes it. I'm sorry to hear you've been worrying, have you found yourself relaxing at all? I found once we'd had the 20 week scan the worrying eased for me. We are having a week in Looe in Cornwall in June aria. Whereabouts do you fancy? same as ST I have lots of knowledge of UK seaside, I'm from a big family so we couldn't afford holidays abroad.
ST - ah I didn't realise it would affect your H! Can see why you would want to get it done. I hope your physio appointment goes well and helps.
Thank you for not judging me on the disliking pregnancy front. I feel awful moaning about it and just feel mad whenever someone says 'it'll be worth it in the end' I know it will but I've got to endure 9 months of feeling like cr@p first!
05/05/2015 at 17:11
Holey - I think we're well within our rights to have a little moan from time to time. It's a huge thing our bodies are going through. I am relaxing a little more as the weeks go by but I still get quite anxious at times. Some of it might be down to the fact that I feel less movement because of the anterior placenta, so I don't have that to reassure me that everything's OK. I always feel much better after each antenatal appointment and, being at the point where these are getting closer and closer together, hopefully I'll be able to relax more and more from now on.
OK, travel advisors... I think things would be much easier if we lived further south as there are so many lovely places I can think of (I love Looe and Polperro, Holey) but they're a bit far to drive just for a few days. Not sure where you're all from but if anyone could recommend somewhere within reasonable driving distance (3-4 hours, say) from Liverpool that would be great!
05/05/2015 at 17:27
Is Whitby that close? Or how about Anglesey? Not the coast but my aunt and uncle live in Ripon and it's lovely up there.
Ah yes I can see how not being able to feel movements would make you worry.
05/05/2015 at 17:30
Holey - no judgement at all lovely. Aria is right that this is a huge thing we're going through. I know how much I wanted this, having TTCd for nearly 4 years, but honestly the thought of pregnancy always terrified me. I'm not one of those women who loves pregnancy and everything that goes with it, but it's temporary and a means to an end for us.
Aria - I'm in the North East and grew up in Yorkshire so I'd guess that East Yorks/North Yorks, Durham coast and maybe Northumberland would be driving distance? I've done North Wales as well but quite some time ago now.
Physio went ok, was in and out a lot quicker than I expected and I am now the proud owner of a very attractive maternity support belt! Not sure how useful it will be as I can't wear it while sitting down, and I work at a desk job. But hey ho, I'll give it a whirl!
06/05/2015 at 11:47
Just dropping by again to complain that I've been awake since 2.45am and normally by the time I've been awake 9 hours I'm packing up my desk and heading home for the evening, not trying to prize my eyes open and thinking about retrieving my sandwiches from the fridge. Whinge whinge whinge moan moan moan! I feel better for that :)
06/05/2015 at 12:49
Oh blimey ST that sounds awful! Moan away! Hopefully your sarnies will perk you y
06/05/2015 at 13:10
Sorry you're struggling today, ST. Is there anyway you can hide yourself away somewhere for the rest of the afternoon?
Thanks for the holiday suggestions yesterday. Holey - Anglesey is lovely but I know it quite well as my sister lived there until recently. I think I fancy somewhere new. I'd never considered Northumberland, ST. I've not been before. I had a quick look and it seems like there are some lovely little places. Decisions, decisions...
06/05/2015 at 13:30
Sadly there's nowhere for me to hide, not with access to a computer anyway - and once again I arrived this morning to another pile of work required ASAP on my desk. Sigh! I had a coffee with caffeine in (gasp!) to try and perk myself up a bit.
Aria - Northumberland is one part of the country that I'm not overly familiar with, as my childhood holidays all revolved around places within easy reach of the railway. However, since moving to the north east (and more so since H passed his driving test!) I've looked at a lot of places on that stretch of coast and I know a lot of people who absolutely love it. Last year we went to a wedding near Newton-by-the-Sea, which is a beautiful area and the next day we went to Bamburgh Castle which was just gorgeous. What kind of accommodation are you looking for?
06/05/2015 at 15:35
Yep, when I googled 'places to visit in Northumberland', Bamburgh came up time after time. We're after something self-catering, a little cottage or apartment. It's only me and H so don't need anything grand. I'm also going to look at places in South Wales. I have such fond memories of holidays there growing up.
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