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    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 23rd Aug 17, 1:20 PM
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    We haven't got anything from the list yet, but this weekend is ear-marked for sorting out the spare room (read: junk room) so that we have somewhere to start putting things when we do get them. We're hopefully borrowing a bedside crib from my sister so will need a new mattress for that, and borrowing some other things too. My sister finds it odd that I'm not bothered about having second hand things...I dread to think how much they spent on stuff overall, each to their own though.

    I've told work my last day will be 17th November, though don't have the mat form yet. Got my glucose test and a midwife appt next week so hopefully I'll get it then. Also have finally been told I have an infection! After months of "we think you've got an infection but we're not sure, do another sample" it must have got bad enough that they want me to have anti-biotics though I have no symptoms as far as I know. I also seem to have developed some insomnia, though it's been better the last couple of nights but I think that's because my husband is away and I have the bed to myself!
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    • princesst84
    • By princesst84 23rd Aug 17, 9:05 PM
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    Hey everyone, just came across this thread so thought I would join in. 14+6 and found out last friday we are expecting twins! 40 week due date is 15th Feb so due anytime from mid Jan I would expect but seeing our consultant on the 6th Sept to find out more about twins pregnancys/births etc. Havent bought anything yet as we wanted to wait until our scan last week and have been too excited since to think clearly.
    • sk00bie1
    • By sk00bie1 6th Sep 17, 9:35 AM
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    Hi princesst84 and welcome! Twins! Wow, that's exciting

    I've had a second midwife appointment and got the gestational diabetes test tomorrow, not looking forward to that one! Starting getting horrid acid reflux and sciatica in my right side... Not fun!

    Also just realised I'm 24 weeks now so will have to move on to the next thread soon

    Hope everyone else is doing fine
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    • Top Girl
    • By Top Girl 6th Sep 17, 11:27 AM
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    Top Girl

    I'm 21+2 and having a girl

    Just starting to save up for my extended maternity leave and get some bits and bats bought now. Whooping cough injection next week!

    I've put 5lb on but it's literally all bump, I'm huge!
    • sweetilemon
    • By sweetilemon 16th Sep 17, 7:41 PM
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    Hey girls can I jump over here? I'm 4hrs 20mins early but got excited! Turns out I was only 11+5 at my 12week scan but now 12 weeks tomorrow. Hope you are all well.
    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 17th Sep 17, 11:36 AM
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    Cherry Gale
    Hi everyone, I'm just joining too at 13 weeks. Much relieved and quite enchanted to have had a good scan last Tuesday, all seems to be present and correct and kicking and waving.

    I'm lucky to have family to pass down some baby stuff, am going to visit my sister in law to pick up maternity clothes this week (finding even my stretchiest jeans a bit of a pinch now). We don't have a big flat, so I'm going to put off the borrowing or buying of baby things til as late as possible. So it feels as if its all going on inside, with not much to show yet. Only the scan pics which I am enjoying showing people.

    Hope everyone's OK here in the 2nd trimester.
    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 21st Sep 17, 1:28 PM
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    Cherry Gale
    I'm starting to think about maternity clothes, have been lucky enough to have some hand me downs, but some gaps to fill still.

    My friend told me about FARA charity shops, in their kids shops they have maternity too. It's only in London unfortunately. Anyone else got MSE tips for this stage?
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 21st Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    Cherry I have a massive collection of mat clothes, mainly from New Look sale and Debenhams. Some lovely bits in the Debs sale
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    • sweetilemon
    • By sweetilemon 22nd Sep 17, 7:03 PM
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    ASDA and Debenhams are where most of mine are from. Last pregnancy I just bought a few at the end of my pregnancy but the nursing tops were so handy and I never actually stopped wearing them lol. Maternity jears are so much comfier! The fall down when you lose your bump though lol
    • princesst84
    • By princesst84 23rd Sep 17, 5:53 PM
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    I got all my maternity clothes off Ebay, think i got 12 items for about £90 and including some of my own clothes that are stretchy/floaty Im hoping this will see me though. This included a coat at £30 aswell so pretty happy with my bargains.
    Loving how comfy my maternity jeans are! Just texted my friend saying I might wear them for ever they are that comfy. Ha
    Even if you buy new, they will sell well on ebay after so still mse
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