I forgot to say we are having a little girl
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Orchids - Baby Buntings catalogue sale starts tomorrow and goes for nearly a month. They didn't have a sale during January I don't think except for on New Years Day. Lots of prams, carseats and furniture on sale.
And Baby Bunting are REALLY good at price matching any Australian store or website. If you find something you think you like then check the price on Pram Warehouse or My Baby Warehouse website and ask them to match. They will happily do it and you can even layby the price matched items.
I'm no expert but I did it like this; start with the first thing baby will need - bassinet or cot, then think about your carseat and then your pram or carrier. Those are probably the 3 most important things then everything can come together after that.
I don't mean to be offensive to the young ladies who work in the baby stores but if they don't look like they have had kids then steer clear of them - wander around and listen to the conversations the sales people have with other customers; you'll hear the difference between someone who is just regurgitating sales pitch compared to a mummy salesperson who has some hands on experience. Then seek out the mummy salesperson when she is available!
Thanks for the tip about using google chrome Amps! I wish I had been like you and started my shopping research a few months ago. I agree with what some of the other girls have said - there are so many changes going on in the first year with the arrival of baby that its perhaps best to wait things out before making any decisions about leaving/divorce and keep trying to having those chats. I really hope things improve for you.
Team Panda - welcome and congrats!
I used to have trouble sleeping (non pregnancy related) and found that having lemon balm tea really helped. You can find it in health food stores. I have Planet organic's "calming" herbal tea which includes lemon balm, chamomile and spearmint. Fingers crossed you get some good shut eye tonight.
Nirok - thanks heaps for the advice about what baby items to focus on first and about Baby Bunting's upcoming sale! i'm beginning to feel a lot less stressed I actually phoned all the big baby stores today in my lunch break (baby bunting, my baby warehouse, baby kingdom) and it turns out they will all price match each other and offer layby. Warranty will only begin once we pick the things up. Thanks again for you help!
Arlais - as always, thanks for doing a fantastic job with the roll call. I think I'm now in my 3rd trimester...27weeks?!
Oh yes, and I'm totally going to seek out the mummy salesperson in future!! Brilliant advice I was unfortunate to have two really young sales staff talk to me about prams that they either didn't know how to operate or they gave me the completely wrong info!
Hey girls just wondering if anyone hears/sees/reads from any of the ladies who left the thread due to loss? Im hoping Im not the only one who hasnt made it back to the expecting threads yet.
Have started to think I might need to begin my maternity leave a little earlier than I hoped to do. I have put in for my leave to start on March 24th but I might need to change that to March 3rd, being aprrox. 6 weeks before my due date. I can't really perform my work duties to the best of my ability and I'm not really liking my employers lack of assistance or even interest. My lower back has started to hurt and one ankle seems to be a bit swollen by the time I get home. I am so uncomfortable most of the time, bellybean moves heaps but does seem to prefer to "hang low", making walking or even sitting quite awkward at times. I'm getting a lot more movement above my shrinking navel now so bellybean must be growing more. My belly feels so tight all the time now. In 8weeks6days I will be holding our baby Can't believe it's so close.
Feel bad right now because I just lost the plot a bit at dh before he left to go to town. So damn frustrated. Sometimes I wish he would lose his cool back, it's so hard to have a good argument with someone who just won't argue back. I could tell by the look on his face he's plenty upset though. Maybe I should just right today off and go sulk in bed all day.
Oh, funniest thing last night, my darling little chihuahua/tenter-field cross decided she likes the baby's room and has found a prime spot to nap, on the bottom shelf of the change table on top of some new, freshly washed old style cloth nappies I bought for change/spew cloths. Because she is mostly black I nearly didn't see her. Cheeky Rat!(one of her many nicknames) She looked so innocent and adorable.
So after @Wishnhope 's post yesterday I've done a little bit of friendly BH stalking of the ladies who sadly left us earlier and I thought I'd share;
Cappy is currently pregnant.
No news from Hopingfor more
Butterfly39 had a BFN in December, no more frosties so looking towards another stim cycle.
hposs is currently in the TWW after an FET on Saturday.
Seahorse1 is looking to start a new cycle in late Feb or March.
Wish is currently jabbing for a FET cycle
Fingers crossed for everyone!
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