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    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 1st Jun 17, 9:43 PM
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    Timeflies
    Hope that goes well, telling your boss Roz-V! Difficult when you're quite new - are you too new for mat leave? I told mine early on, because I was feeling so sick and incapable during work hours.

    Which day is your 20 week scan next week saver-j?

    I had my risk letter today for Downs' Edwards Patau, and all low risk, so that's good. I need to ring up and make my own 16w appointment now.

    Sorry if TMI, but anyone else suffered from sneezing leaks yet? I've had two I thought my pelvic floor had held up fine from first pregnancy/birth. Must do those pelvic floor exercises - keep forgetting!
    • Roz_V
    • By Roz_V 3rd Jun 17, 6:33 AM
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    I get Mat Leave but not Mat Pay have looked at it though and it seems that only the first six weeks are different so not as bad as I was thinking. The HR lady knows but not my boss... fingers crossed!

    I fell asleep at 7.15 on the sofa last night, woke up for an hour to get myself upstairs but then zonked again, but typically been wide awake since 4.30... can't get back off so I've done a bit of eBay shopping - whoops!

    What maternity clothes do you actually need? I'm hoping to get away with "normal" vest tops and cardis (going up sizes as needed) and the floaty summer dresses I already have; but what are your recommendations for key "capsule" pieces?
    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 3rd Jun 17, 10:15 AM
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    Timeflies
    I probably have a bigger maternity wardrobe than most! I have 4 x jeans, 2x joggers, 3 x leggings, 3x smart work trousers, 2 x smart work skirts, 1 x PJs, 1 x nightie, 8 x vest/ss t shirt, 3 x ls t shirt, 1 x smart shirt, 6 x dresses, 2x swimsuit, 1 x exercise outfit, 2 x fancy tops.

    I've been packing up/chucking out my outgrown clothes the last few days. I don't like wearing things too tight, and now everyone knows I'm pregnant i'm happy to be seen in maternity gear. To me it's kind of a celebration of moving into 2nd trimester, hopefully feeling a lot better, enjoying planning for little one and enjoying the pregnancy.

    I did put on weight after my first pregnancy, and carried on wearing maternity wear for quite sometime. I know others would bounce back sooner, and probably don't have as big a bump as me at this stage, but I don't really care, I'm very happy with my bump!

    I love my new exercise outfit that arrived yesterday. I've skipped my exercise class for a month because I've felt so rough. Hoping to restart on Monday, I'll probably only be able to do half, but doing any I'll be pleased with.
    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 3rd Jun 17, 10:17 AM
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    Timeflies
    Also, have started to feel baby move - yay!
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 5th Jun 17, 11:50 AM
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    TwentySomethingGirl
    Timeflies - how far are you that you've started to feel movement?

    Also, I've suffered 2 sneezing leaks which is not great at hayfever time of the year! Must remember to do the pelvic floor exercises!
    Mortgage £126746 DEC14 £122423.53 DEC15 £115041.70 DEC16 Remortgaged Sep17 to pay off HtB loan £150000
    MFW2017 #85 £2633.7/£2500 12K IN 17 #85 £5500/£12000
    MFW2016 £3614.63/£2500
    MFW2015 £811.60/£1200
    • countrybum
    • By countrybum 5th Jun 17, 3:17 PM
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    Hi Ladies, hoping I can join. I'm currently 12+5 with my second. I was on these boards with my first who is now 4! My husband and I have had fertility treatment for this pregnancy - Clomid (unsuccessful), IUI (unsuccessful) then a successful IVF cycle.
    PeppaCoin mentioned about about Facebook groups for babies due in autumn/winter 2017 - does anyone know of any? I was (and still am) on one from the first time around and found it brilliant.....would anyone be interested if I set one up?
    • countrybum
    • By countrybum 6th Jun 17, 3:19 PM
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    Just wondered when/if you've had to start wearing maternity clothes yet?
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 6th Jun 17, 4:00 PM
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    TwentySomethingGirl
    Hi

    I'd be up for a Facebook group

    I've not got any maternity stuff yet but I am on the hunt for it and hopefully won't be much longer before I find some I like and can start wearing it
    Mortgage £126746 DEC14 £122423.53 DEC15 £115041.70 DEC16 Remortgaged Sep17 to pay off HtB loan £150000
    MFW2017 #85 £2633.7/£2500 12K IN 17 #85 £5500/£12000
    MFW2016 £3614.63/£2500
    MFW2015 £811.60/£1200
    • countrybum
    • By countrybum 6th Jun 17, 5:51 PM
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    I'll be 13 weeks tomorrow and definitely don't need any maternity clothes yet....can't remember last time when I started in them.

    So I've just created a secret fb group....I think we have to be fb friends so I can add you?
    • Roz_V
    • By Roz_V 6th Jun 17, 7:00 PM
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    Timeflies - where are your smart work trousers from? That's what I need really as my normal ones are starting to get uncomfortable when I'm sitting down all day

    Told my boss on Monday and he was brilliant - really didn't expect that from him!
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 6th Jun 17, 7:22 PM
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    Glad your boss was good about it

    Countrybum, I've sent you a message with my name
    Last edited by TwentySomethingGirl; 06-06-2017 at 7:24 PM.
    Mortgage £126746 DEC14 £122423.53 DEC15 £115041.70 DEC16 Remortgaged Sep17 to pay off HtB loan £150000
    MFW2017 #85 £2633.7/£2500 12K IN 17 #85 £5500/£12000
    MFW2016 £3614.63/£2500
    MFW2015 £811.60/£1200
    • countrybum
    • By countrybum 6th Jun 17, 8:56 PM
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    TwentySomethingGirl, just sent you a reply

    I've changed the group to a closed group so it's easier to find, I'll then change it back to private
    • countrybum
    • By countrybum 6th Jun 17, 9:48 PM
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    Oh, the group is called MSE babies due 2017...come and join us
    • countrybum
    • By countrybum 8th Jun 17, 4:33 PM
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    How is everyone?

    I called at my local Next Clearance today and they had lots of maternity clothes for £2 and £3 if anyone needs anything
    • 2ba3c
    • By 2ba3c 10th Jun 17, 6:59 AM
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    Hi everyone!

    Long time MSE user, currently 18+5 with my second baby.

    MSE pregnancy thread was a lifeline to me first time around, and countrybum and I know each other from a fb group that grew from it! I've joined the new one too, as I rarely get onto MSE these days, as generally need to dig out my computer for it!

    Seem to have forgotten everything baby wise, now my little one is 4! I'm not having a very good pregnancy this time either! LOTS of morning sickness, then the worst fatigue (iron deficiency diagnosed), and now I can feel the start of SPD rearing its ugly head!

    Hope everyone else is fairing better, is there a list of who is on here, and how far gone etc? xx
    Baby 2b born March 2013!
    • saver-j
    • By saver-j 11th Jun 17, 10:56 AM
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    Hi all, how is everyone, sorry not posted in over a week, has just felt rather busy.

    Welcome and congratulations to all the new joiners.

    Re the maternity clothes discussion it's really just been trousers I've needed so far and I'm 21 weeks. I have a pair each of jeans, leggings and work trousers. Other than those I've been wearing a few non maternity wrap / jersey material dresses. Tops I've just been in some of my looser fitting pre maternity ones. I can see myself needing a few proper maternity tops soon as the vests that I wear under some of the thinner / lower cut tops / dresses are riding up a bit. Am hoping not to spend too much though so thanks for the Next clearance tip.

    I rarely go on fb, but next time I do I'll try to remember to seek out the group.

    Sorry you're having a tough time 2ba3c, I felt rubbish til at least 14 weeks, but more recently just had a few niggles, otherwise feeling pretty good. Hope everyone else is well.

    I don't think there has been a list for a while. Perhaps while I'm here I'll scroll back and find it to update.
    • saver-j
    • By saver-j 11th Jun 17, 11:10 AM
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    saver-j
    *** DO NOT DELETE - To update this list, quote the post and remove the quote boxes ***

    Recent graduates (who are still welcome !):

    Jojo_fry - EDD 31st August

    Current list:

    saver-j - EDD 22 October

    WHEN YOU SEE THIS POST DO YOUR PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES!!!
    • saver-j
    • By saver-j 11th Jun 17, 11:14 AM
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    So I've done a new list based on the last info I could find, sorry to any recent graduates I haven't included, everyone feel free to just add yourself in if you want.

    Previous ones had scan dates for those with upcoming scans too. Also do people want to colour code if they find out gender? Feel free to add / amend as you like.
    Last edited by saver-j; 11-06-2017 at 11:15 AM. Reason: typo
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 12th Jun 17, 12:45 PM
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    TwentySomethingGirl
    *** DO NOT DELETE - To update this list, quote the post and remove the quote boxes ***

    Recent graduates (who are still welcome !):

    Jojo_fry - EDD 31st August

    Current list:

    saver-j - EDD 22 October
    TwentySomethingGirl - EDD 4 December

    WHEN YOU SEE THIS POST DO YOUR PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES!!!
    Mortgage £126746 DEC14 £122423.53 DEC15 £115041.70 DEC16 Remortgaged Sep17 to pay off HtB loan £150000
    MFW2017 #85 £2633.7/£2500 12K IN 17 #85 £5500/£12000
    MFW2016 £3614.63/£2500
    MFW2015 £811.60/£1200
    • 2ba3c
    • By 2ba3c 12th Jun 17, 1:51 PM
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    2ba3c
    Recent graduates (who are still welcome !):

    Jojo_fry - EDD 31st August

    Current list:

    saver-j - EDD 22 October
    2ba3c - EDD 5 November
    TwentySomethingGirl - EDD 4 December

    WHEN YOU SEE THIS POST DO YOUR PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES!!!

    Have I managed to add myself?!
    Baby 2b born March 2013!
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