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    • becca0417
    • By becca0417 10th Feb 14, 7:07 PM
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    MSE Pregnancy Club 28
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    • 10th Feb 14, 7:07 PM
    MSE Pregnancy Club 28 10th Feb 14 at 7:07 PM
    MSE Pregnancy Club 28

    Official MoneySavingExpert.com Insert:

    What's it about?

    Back in July 2006 Bailey started this thread to help all pregnant MoneySavers and their partners save on anything pregnancy-related plus give each other moral support. It's been hugely popular and now has a long list of pregnant mothers-to-be.

    Now it's not just for those that are pregnant but also those trying to conceive and MoneySavers that have probably already given birth and yet are probably too tired to let everyone know.

    What should you do?

    As well as being a great source of tips, baby-related bargains spotted, mutual support and help MoneySavers here have also gradually built up a list, adding themselves to one of these categories (the last one, people are moved to for obvious reasons!):

    EDD (Estimated due date if you're pregnant)
    TTC (trying to conceive if you're not) we now have 2 seperate threads for people TTC - 'Trying for a Baby' and 'Trying for a baby (12+ M/not straightforward)'
    Birth List
    Probably given birth but too worn out to log on list

    If you want to add yourself to the list follow these steps:

    Click on the link at the top of this page that says "Last" (it'll take you to the last page of the discussion)
    Scroll down until you find the message with the very latest copy of the list in (if you use one further up the discussion other peoples' changes after that will be lost)
    Copy that (highlight it and click control+c)
    Click reply at the bottom of the thread to open a screen where you can past it (click control+p)
    Add yourself to the list then click save
    And don't feel shy. Introduce yourself, say hello and ask a question if you need to.

    Plus, if you're thinking of how to cut down on nappy costs remember to have a read of the Nappy MoneySaving article too and for later down the line if you need childcare first read the Childcare Vouchers article.

    Also please don't forget that this is a public forum and anyone could be reading it. Don't let this put you off discussing anything personal, just please be aware that the people posting on the thread may not be the only ones reading (it may just be that these people, aka lurkers, are too shy to post).


    If you're new to the Forum it can look scattergun but read down and remember it's a conversation, starting with first post, scrolling forward for the latest. To reply you'll need to join the Forum but it's free to do.


    This is a continuation of this thread which will be closed due to it's length.
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 08-09-2014 at 11:47 AM.
    First baby due 3/3/14 - Team Yellow! Our little girl born 25/2/14
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    • becca0417
    • By becca0417 10th Feb 14, 7:11 PM
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    Just transferring the list over

    Due date list
    1. Birdie85 - 10th February 2014
    2. Emz118 - 26th February 2014 ?
    3. Smartcat04 - 26th February 2014
    4. Crabapple - 26th February 2014
    5. Becca0417 - 3rd March 2014 ?
    6. Kynthia - 3rd March 2014 ?
    7. SmlSave - 3rd March 2014
    8. Faithhope - 3rd March 2014 - Section 26th Feb
    9. Sidney88 - 8th March 2014
    10. bellola - 9th March 2014 ?
    11. Squ1rrel5 - 14th March 2014
    12. blondy24 - 15th March 2014 ?
    13. LannieDuck - 17th March 2014
    14. CupofTea - 17th March 2014 ?
    15. Claire16c - 23rd March 2014
    16. Sjlou - 26th March 2014 ?
    17. LushLifesaver - 28th March 2014
    18. Lulu75 - 29th March 2014 ?
    19. Con1888 - 29th March 2014 ?
    20. Hannah27 - 29th March 2014
    21. Eiteews - 5th April 2014
    22. polka_dots - 7th April 2014
    23. faith2009uk - 8th April 2014
    24. playtime8978 - 9th April 2014
    25. Luella-14 - 10th April 2014
    26. Twigpig - 14th April 2014 ?
    27. Debs0778 - 17th April 2014 ?
    28. McRach - 20th April 2014 ?
    29. mancbird - 20th April 2014 ?
    30. Sexki11en - 5th May 2014
    31. jen_1985_04 - 8th May 2014 ?
    32. marywooyeah - 14th May 2014
    33. VickyVics - 14th May 2014
    34. 1DayATT - 17th May 2014 ?
    35. Samtoby -18th May 2014
    36. chelseablue - 21st May 2014
    37. becsxxx - 25th May 2014 ?
    38. mysecretalias - 25th May 2014
    39. stsarina - 25th May 2014
    40. vseviour - 26th May 2014
    41. cllola - 29th May 2014
    42. mrshappy - 30th May 2014
    43. sophiasmum - 30th May 2014 ?
    44. carmilla - 2nd June 2014
    45. sunshine81 - 15th June 2014
    46. moonbabe58 - 20th June 2014 ?
    47. Faith2009uk - 23rd June 2014 ?
    48. TigerLilley1980 - 21st July 2014 ?
    Hospital Bag List here

    Supplement List and Dosage here

    BIRTH LIST - Within the last month

    TeamLowe - 11th January 2014 19:26 Thomas Andrew 6lbs 9oz
    kerri_dfw - 11th January 2014 21:47 Isabella Antoinette
    nickit1978 - 13th January 2014 16:27 Paige Georgia 8lbs 5oz
    firefly369 - 15th January 2014 2.87kg
    bigzippy - 18th January 2014 9lbs
    mincepiemonster - 24th January 2014 20:32 8lbs 4oz
    durham_girl - 24th January 2014 - Hallie Lauren, 6lb 11oz
    Bambisbelle - 26th January 2014 - Ellie Shannon, 6lb 1oz
    Mrs Bunny - 27th January 2014 - Charlie Paul, 7lb 11oz
    jemb - 29th January 2014 - Imogen Louisa 5.48am
    Faerie - 3rd February 2014 - Jasper Logan just before 11am
    8lb 5oz
    Fran-o - 28th January 2014 -Ewan Lucas 8lb 5oz
    Jenni_fer - 5th February 2014 Alexander
    9ja4life - 7th February 2014 - Ethan 3.09pm

    PROBABLY GIVEN BIRTH BUT TOO WORN OUT TO LOG ON LIST

    Allow 2 weeks after EDD before transferring to this list (Max 6 weeks)

    lippy1923 - 22nd December 2013

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    Please post your birth stories here when you have time/energy
    First baby due 3/3/14 - Team Yellow! Our little girl born 25/2/14
    • squ1rrel5
    • By squ1rrel5 10th Feb 14, 7:15 PM
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    Thanks for sorting this Becca, you beat me to it! These threads move so fast!!
    MRS Squ1rrel5

    Baby Squ1rrel5 arrived in the nest March 2014
    • Birdie85
    • By Birdie85 10th Feb 14, 7:29 PM
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    Thanks for sorting this Becca! Hopefully our preggos won't get lost!
    Overcome the notion that you must be ordinary. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary!
    Goal Weight 140lb Starting Weight: 160lb Current Weight 145lb
    • claire16c
    • By claire16c 10th Feb 14, 7:42 PM
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    Thanks becca. The threads seem to be getting shorter & shorter!

    4 days of work to go!

    Happy due date birdie x
    • mrshappy
    • By mrshappy 10th Feb 14, 7:54 PM
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    Thanks Becca
    • con1888
    • By con1888 10th Feb 14, 7:58 PM
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    Found it !

    I'm off to bed soon as I'm tired from work.
    • lushlifesaver
    • By lushlifesaver 10th Feb 14, 9:03 PM
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    • 10th Feb 14, 9:03 PM
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    • 10th Feb 14, 9:03 PM
    Yay I've not lost you all in the move :-) subscribed so I don't lose you all!

    So the in laws haven't been. I'm guessing instead of 'we' mil meant 'wed' as in Wednesday in her text!

    Got all my sewing for tonight done - just 20 more tags to rip the old Velcro off and sew the new stuff on...really can't be bothered with anymore tonight though! Will do them tomorrow night :-)

    Need to sort out what I will wear for work tomorrow - need to look smart but its hard when most of my stuff doesn't fit now!
    Plan for the morning is to get up, sort doglet, dress and eat breakfast then box up my lunch and get out of the house as early as possible! Aiming for 8am so going to set the alarm for 6.20am...just need baby and my brain to cooperate!
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
    • Crabapple
    • By Crabapple 10th Feb 14, 9:07 PM
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    Finished work today. Got a couple days holiday but basically on maternity leave from now on. Baby is getting very close now and a bit scared that I am so near the top of the list! I'm just hoping this one is a little more eager to get out than his big sister who stayed put until 40+12...

    Something I heard of to get labour going - quite possibly another old wives tale but then it's not going to hurt - there's a radox bubble bath with clary sage in it. Worst case scenario you get a nice warm bath to relax in (aside from the end when you have to call someone to help you get out of it!)

    Congrats to the new mummies and lets hope us Feb 26ths aren't kept waiting too long. More importantly though, labour vibes to Birdie xx
    • con1888
    • By con1888 10th Feb 14, 9:29 PM
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    I'm now lying in bed, have noticed recently my stomach feels a lot harder than before.... Better than the flab I'm used to haha !

    I'm really wanting to buy pink or blue, keep seeing lovely outfits !! I worry as we have hardy any outfits at all... We have like 3...
    Lots of white babygrows mind you. I just don't want to buy neutral outfits though... People keep saying don't worry people will buy loads but what I they don't and baby has no clothes lol!! I'll need to run to the shops like 2 days after birth !!!
  • polka_dots
    Argghhh!! Went to the gp this morning and the pain in my shoulder/elbow/wrist/hands/knees is due to hormone changes like my pgp and nothing can be done. Apparently its rare for someone to get so bad but then my pgp started ridiculously early so I guess I'm an oddball. I just want to cry as I had got used to the hip/back pain and was counting down the days but now most of me is in excrutiating pain. I haven't slept for days as its so bad and I'm meant to be reducing the pain meds so they won't affect the baby. And I slipped on the way to the doctors, I caught myself before I fell but it jarred so my side is really bad again. So I'm stuck on a level barely above bedrest for the time being and feeling miserable
  • mysecretalias
    Congrats 9ja4life!!! Sorry it wasn't the birth you had hoped for but I'm glad everything is good with you and baby
    Our first baby due 25th May 2014

    Maternity leave fund: £3000/£6000
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    Polkadots that really sucks I know how depressing my hip pain can get so to have the extend to how your suffering I can't imagine xxx
    Our first baby due 25th May 2014

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    • samtoby
    • By samtoby 11th Feb 14, 8:18 AM
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    polka_dots - I have a bad back and that is painful but it sounds like you are really suffering.

    AFM - can't believe time is going so fast now. I have 2 months left at work and literally the days are flying.

    Hope the sweep goes well Birdie85!
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    • becca0417
    • By becca0417 11th Feb 14, 9:03 AM
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    Polka dots sorry to hear you are in pain

    I really need to do my hospital bag this week, better finish shopping for it!

    37+1
    First baby due 3/3/14 - Team Yellow! Our little girl born 25/2/14
    • squ1rrel5
    • By squ1rrel5 11th Feb 14, 10:11 AM
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    Have your cramps disappeared now Becca? I'm getting pain down in my lower groin area today and the top of my bump feels like it's deflated a bit, think baby is moving her way down!!!!
    MRS Squ1rrel5

    Baby Squ1rrel5 arrived in the nest March 2014
    • Birdie85
    • By Birdie85 11th Feb 14, 10:36 AM
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    Big hugs Polka_dots, sounds just awful.

    Sweep wasn't great this morning. Cervix is still long and hard (???) so the midwife basically said she'd see me at the same time next week! Woke up with period type cramps and upset tummy but since then everything's gone back to normal.
    Overcome the notion that you must be ordinary. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary!
    Goal Weight 140lb Starting Weight: 160lb Current Weight 145lb
    • SmlSave
    • By SmlSave 11th Feb 14, 10:54 AM
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    Morning I'm chuffed that I managed to work to walk this morning although my umbrella is now a bit battered. I think my sleepless nights have caught up with me today as I am cream crackered. Its going to be a caffeine day to keep me going as I'm going for tapas meal with work tonight and have to stay awake.

    Aren't hormones wonderful polka_dots Is there any chance of the pain improving?

    I'm really wanting to buy pink or blue, keep seeing lovely outfits !! I worry as we have hardy any outfits at all... We have like 3...
    Lots of white babygrows mind you. I just don't want to buy neutral outfits though... People keep saying don't worry people will buy loads but what I they don't and baby has no clothes lol!! I'll need to run to the shops like 2 days after birth !!!
    I wouldn't worry about not having any outfits con1888 baby can live in babygrows for months (DS did) as after the 200th nappy change you just want something easy access I have 5 newborn outfits as I couldn't resist

    Come on Baby Bird! we are all waiting to met you......
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  • sjlou
    Morning all

    Well I saw the doctor yday and my headaches are nothing pregnancy related which is a relief. He just suggested having a few days off work and getting plenty of rest. So I'm doing just that!
    Babys heartbeat was as strong as usual and I had no other signs pointing to pre eclampsia.

    sounds like your body isnt ready yet birdie. Fingers crossed you don't have to wait till a sweep next week for things to start moving.

    smlsave is the weather bad near you? We've got snow coming down at the moment! mmmm love a bit of tapas, hope you feel up for it later.

    Congratulations 9ja4life!


    Polkadots hope you're feeling better today.

    I've not bought any outfits really either con. I like seeing small babies in babygrows! And im sure we'll get bought some anyway.
    Mini me due March 2014
  • mysecretalias
    Hi all just checking in to find out if birdie had popped yet

    I'm working from home this afternoon, had my third physio appointment this morning and things with my hip do seem to have improved slightly which is good. It is so flooded around my area it took me ages to get there, and then I had to park a short walk away and by the time i got back to the car I was soaked through so decided to come home and work rather than going into the office, so now I'm snuggled up in bed under the blanket with a cup of tea on my work laptop

    Wish I could work from home everyday!!

    Going to a couples antenatal yoga workshop tonight with my OH! Really looking forward to it! Hope everyone else is good! Smlsave sorry to hear you're so tired, I get days like that

    Birdie my fingers are crossed for you for some progress over the next few days!!!
    Our first baby due 25th May 2014

    Maternity leave fund: £3000/£6000
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