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Source: (consider it) Thread: AS: Shipmates Expecting 2006
Grits
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We look forward to several new additions to the Ship's deckhand brigade this year. Please keep us posted here on all your Great Expectations!

[ 12. May 2007, 08:02: Message edited by: Alan Cresswell ]

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Bronwyn
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FoaT you are right, and I am already sick of all these oh you need this, you can not live without this, it is a bad a wedding...some things are needed such as a car seat new as with a used one is considered dangerous. Some things are very good second hand and any I am offered will be gratfully recieved for example a baby bath(I decided this is needed as I find the bathroom too cold to bath in and a baby needs to keep warm with a bath I can bath baby in front of fire). The problem is we are a long way from ny friends and work the main sorce of aquantances has another bub comming just before mine. Still Opshops(read charaty shops in UK) will also be a good source. A few things will be new and everything we buy will be thought about as to its use. I feel I am being mean but I want to be realalistic. Just honnestly you could spend forever buying this and that and a cute this and that to go with it.

Sean made the cosleeper in 44c heat in a hot shed painted it now just needs another layer or two of paint and a way of making it legs...looks so good I can't wait to use it. Will be a while.

Have my 12 week appt tuesday. Excited but also a very silly thought keeps comming in what if it isn't viable? I could happen but is unlikely...then I have heard it is that before every milestone some get nervous so I wont be alone. Lovely Sean is on holidays so he can come.

Been sick thought it was just morningsickness but became gastro so no work and rest and so on I was doing. Sean has been looking after me which has been lovely. Back pain is all gone(thank God)

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Fool of a Took

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[Votive] For your little one, Bronwyn, and
[Votive] [Votive] For you. May you be blessed with peace of mind.

(Off now to fill the second-hand dresser with second-third-and-fourth-hand clothes...)

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blackaxe
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hi guys. I didn't post on the previous Shippies expecting thread but read it a few times. Mr B and I (as many on the Down Under threads would know) are expecting a Hatchet on 7 July 06.

Bronwyn I know how you feel about the 12 wk scan - we were very nervous about it, and not for any good reason either. But that doesn't stop you from feeling worried and I can empathise with that.

As for spending money - it can get ridiculous and stupid. We are going to look at second hand stuff as well as new because some people trade stuff in after the first one is born, even if they have a 2nd or 3rd child! But that's the North Shore 'must have the best' attitude I'd say...

It might even be worth your while taking a trip to the city to go to one of those massive baby shop barns as apparently the more you buy in one hit, the bigger the discount they give you (up to 25-30% off my friends have told me). My mother also has been raving about Baby Target, but I don't know if they are anywhere except in places like Sydney and Newcastle.

[ 01. January 2006, 22:20: Message edited by: blackaxe ]

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jedijudy

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Can expectant Grandparents post, too?

My daughter-in-law is in labor right now with my very first Grand! [Axe murder]

Any prayers for the safety of Laura (the Mom) and Winter (the child) will be very appreciated by Daughter-Unit and me!

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Vikki Pollard
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I've been expecting 2006 for ages... [Biased]

Bronnie Dearest, will be praying. And Jedijudy, how wonderful! Have fun with all the cuddling!

[Votive]

Love to all for a blessed (and productive) New Year.

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JJB?

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jedijudy

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My daughter-in-law is still in labor. [Tear]

Poor Sweetheart.

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Bronwyn
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Guess JJB is just recovering before posting. Jedijudy your poor daughter in law.

I went to the 12 week scan and all went as planned except my bloodpressure was really low, I mean so low the midwife took it 4 times, I am usually normal with my bloodpressure so it would explain why I have been feeling tired and crazing salt. Will check it again in a week, the joys of being a nurse I can do that see. Low blood pressure isnt a problem really high is worse.

Sean was able to come and guess what? the baby waved at us!!!! So cute and starting to look like a baby not a blob.

So exciting. Sean has nearly finnished the baby cot. We bought a teddy bear for the baby today hope s/he like him. This baby is going to be spoilt if we are not careful.

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So glad it went well, Bronwyn!

I'm with others on the amount of stuff you need to buy - we borrowed or got second-hand a lot of what we used. The baby is hardly going to care if the buggy is the latest model!

On the other hand, decorating and setting up the nursery is one of the nicest parts of expecting a baby, so why not enjoy it as much as you can!

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Tom Day
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quote:
Originally posted by Bronwyn:

Sean was able to come and guess what? the baby waved at us!!!! So cute and starting to look like a baby not a blob.

Hlad it went well. Although I still do call our baby blob. I just got so used to it during Annie's pregnancy.

Tom

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Alan Cresswell

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quote:
Originally posted by Bronwyn:
Sean was able to come and guess what? the baby waved at us!!!!

Little Hutch waved at us during the scan too [Big Grin]

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This baby is going to be spoilt if we are not careful.
You can be as careful as you can, and the kid still gets spoilt. Sometimes there's no controlling grandparents, other relatives and friends. Not that I'm complaining having just got back from the US with inexpensive stroller, car seat, snuggly and assorted clothes largely from the generosity of family and church friends.

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blackaxe
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Bronwyn glad to hear all is well with the non-blob baby. We are calling our bub 'The Project' (i am an architect so its kinda appropriate)... we intend on using this name as much as possible for the entire pregnancy as we want to find out the sex of the child but not spill the beans to anyone else. I realise this is a difficult task hence the need to call it something very non-gender specific!!!

As for spoilt grandchildren, many of the Christmas presents to my husband and I were for the future bundle of joy - so we have been relegated already and the bub is nowhere near arriving on the planet! Being the first grandchild on both sides of the family also means that the bub will be a virtual celebrity for a while I am sure. The next thing you know he/she will be charging for photo ops... [Biased]

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I'm here, but I'm not pregnant any more! Ended up having an emergency caesarean as the inhabitant didn't like the induction process, but we're both fine now. She was eventually born on December 30th, 15 days late. So much for late ones being boys! She's gorgeous, and already has her father wrapped firmly round her little finger!

Many thanks for all the good wishes and support over the past months.

JJB

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Tom Day
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[Smile] [Smile]

Congratulations from Anne, Matthew and Me.

Glad you're both doing well.

[Smile] [Smile]

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So glad that all is well.

Congratulations!! [Smile]

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Auntie Doris

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Congratulations JJB!! [Smile]

Auntie Doris x

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Amos

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Dear Bron, say after me: this baby is going to be indulged, not spoiled. Indulged, not spoiled.... [Big Grin]

I don't post on these threads often, but you all are in my prayers.

JJB: way to go! That's the way the Amosling came into the world. She also had her father wrapped around her finger from Day 1. Have you got a name yet?

Jedijudy: [Votive]

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Vikki Pollard
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Well done JJB!!

Bron and Sean and Bellybaby! [Yipee] I remember Holly waving at us and now there she is in the kitchen revising for Psychology exams...

Sheesh, I'm SO glad I listened to those people who told me how quickly it passed and to enjoy every minute! (Childhood, NOT pregnancy! [Ultra confused] )

Love to you all, Bron.

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Flausa

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Congratulations JJB! Glad to hear that the little lass finally arrived safe and sound.
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Yay!! Congrats JJB! [Big Grin] Many happy years to come! [Axe murder] [Yipee]

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Congratulations JJB [Big Grin]

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jedijudy

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Congratulations JJB! I'm so happy for you!

I would like to announce that I am a Grandma!!! [Big Grin] [Yipee]

Winter was born (a caesarian birth) this morning at 6:29 a.m. My son assures me that she is the "cutest baby ever".

Daughter-Unit and I will drive up to see them tomorrow.

I can't wait! [Big Grin] [Axe murder]

[two excited to speel rite]

[ 04. January 2006, 00:11: Message edited by: jedijudy ]

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Left at the Altar

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Hearty congratulations to JJB and Jedijudy. [Big Grin]

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jlg

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Why am I here?
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quote:
Originally posted by Bronwyn:
Some things are very good second hand and any I am offered will be gratfully recieved for example a baby bath(I decided this is needed as I find the bathroom too cold to bath in and a baby needs to keep warm with a bath I can bath baby in front of fire).

You are quite right that second-hand is fine and that most of the stuff they sell is just that: stuff. A lot of things can be improvised; both my kids, as infants, took naps in a laundry basket padded with a blanket.

It's also hard to predict what is going to be the "essential" piece of equipment for you and your baby. We got one of those wind-up swing things because some friends found it a godsend dealing with their infant. I ended up passing it along to someone else after about a month because I didn't use it enough to justify tripping over it the rest of the time. So buying cheap or begging or borrowing definitely makes sense.

At the time my kids were born, our drafty old farmhouse was heated by a single woodstove and it was cold! I never gave them actual baths until they were old enough to sit up by themselves (and it was warm weather), at which time I took them into the tub with me to play in shallow water. The normal washing off during diaper changes and cleaning up spit-up and drool and a bit of sponge-bathing here and there (be sure to wash the head/hair once in a while) is more than sufficient to keep a baby clean. And extracting part of the baby to sponge bathe it while leaving the rest bundled up keeps the baby warmer than being plunked naked into a tub of water.

Glad all is going well and feel free to ignore me. I just love giving baby advice and I'm sure you're getting lots! [Big Grin]

Congrats to JJB and Grandma JediJudy, too!

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Eanswyth

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Well, as I have absolutely no desire to be a mother, I never expected to post here. But if grandmothers can I guess a godmother can. [Yipee]

My godson Bobby is due in mid-March and I'm starting to get excited. Went to a craft store yesterday and bought some cross stitch patterns of "Prayers for Little Ones" with teddy bears and bunnies. Tres cute!

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Congrats on all the new arrivals!

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Lord, ease our burdens, give us peace and enable us to do your work. Tree Bee

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welsh dragon

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Many congrats JJB & jedijudy!
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jedijudy

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Thanks for all the kind thoughts! D-U and I will be leaving in about an hour to see our little Sweetheart. (And her parents!)

I'll post pictures later.

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Luisa

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As someone who has a new-ish baby, and being number 3, I have realised that second hand is as good as first hand.

Congratulations to all who have just has little babies, and congratulations Bronwyn.

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Many congrats to JJB and also to GrannyJedi [Biased]

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Many congratulations to you both, JJB and the JediGranny.
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jedijudy

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If anyone is interested, my sweetie can be seen in these photos.

(I had forgotten how tiny and soft the little ones are!) [Axe murder]

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Left at the Altar

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awwwww. So cute.

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Amos

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quote:
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If anyone is interested, my sweetie can be seen in these photos.

(I had forgotten how tiny and soft the little ones are!) [Axe murder]

She's just gorgeous, Grandma! Thank you for giving us the chance to coo. [Axe murder] [Angel]

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Erroneous Monk
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Hello. I'm new here. I'm expecting my first baby in March. We don't know what it is going to be - we call it Beeb and sometimes I say "he" and sometimes I say "she", though my parents jump on me every time I use a gender-specific term, as if I might have hit upon a new mysterious way of finding out without the aid of ultrasound.

I'm a bit nervous and quite tired (still another four weeks at work). So I started reading these boards in the evenings because it was like listening in to an interesting conversation without the pressure of having to think of something sensible to say myself (often impossible for me these days).

Congratulations to you new mums and grandma (lovely pictures) and good luck to the other expectants.

Posy

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Amos

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Hello, Posy (hello little Beeb! [Axe murder] ) and welcome.

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You know, I'm getting a bit fed up with this.

I'm tired, I'm grumpy, my back hurts nearly all the time except when I lie down, and I seem to be rapidly losing the ability to bend over. This all seems to be taking a ridiculously long time already, and I'm only 26 weeks.

And I'm getting increasingly worried about what happens when the baby arrives - I don't even like children! Especially all the ones I had to deal with over Christmas who were thoroughly horrible.

Please somebody reassure me all this is fairly normal, and that I'll cheer up soon.

(PS - Hi Posy! And congrats to the new arrivals!)

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Janine

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All other children but one's own are horrid nasty little specimens of sludge.

No, no I don't mean it! [Yipee]

What I really mean is, even when you aren't crazy about kids in general, kids en masse, kids in malls and schools and churches, you will love your own. You will even like your own, sometimes. You understand your own and you work out how to cope with your own. It will be fine, Ratmama. [Big Grin]

But as for this:
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... I'm tired, I'm grumpy, my back hurts nearly all the time except when I lie down, and I seem to be rapidly losing the ability to bend over...
Welcome to my world. And I'm not even pregnant, so no reward for me at the end of it! whimper whine moan poor little me...

Congratulations to all -- yes, get used stuff, get loaned stuff, live as simply as you can.

Breastfeed if you can so you'll just have to tuck a change of clothing and a diaper or two in your purse, and then you can run along, you and Baby.

My little ones shifted around the house and yard with me in a wicker laundry basket as well, jlg. [Smile]

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jedijudy

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Thank you all for letting me share my baby photos! [Big Grin]

Welcome Posy and little Beeb!

(((Rat))) I think it's perfectly normal to be a bit wary starting out on a journey of any kind where you don't know the exact outcome. Babies seem to have this wonderful knack of helping Mama to forget the discomfort and worries experienced during pregnancy. As a previously not-thrilled-about-kids person, my children have turned into the joys of my life. I hope you will have that same report for us in a few years! [Smile]

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Rat, don't worry about not liking 'children in the lump' - I don't either, and am exceptionally good at making them cry just by holding them! I was worried that I would feel the same way about my own, but all those people who told me so often 'oh, but it's different when it's your own' were aggravatingly (and fortunately!) right! Speaking from the vast experience of a whole 10 days of motherhood, but it's true so far.

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Congratulations to JJB and Jedijudy on your new arrivals.

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Tired (most of the time), grumpy (some of the time) and struggling to bend down (all the time) are all things I can identify with, along with that sinking feeling every time I realise that being pregnant hasn't made me like other people's children any more than I did before.

Rat - I think we have to trust everyone who tells us that we will like our own!

I'm looking forward to holding Beeb, but part of me isn't looking forward to not being pregnant anymore. Don't know if that makes any sense.

Posy

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I had never even held a baby until I had my own - and strongly suspected I had no maternal instincts whatever - but that miracle occurred in those first few hours after childbirth for me. It was quite a surprise, but the power of babies to surprise me still keeps me lining up at church for a cuddle with the latest new arrival. And now I am decidedly clucky again, as my eldest daughter gave birth yesterday to her second son. MMMM, that baby smell! I just love it.

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What they said.

But I'm still not convinced that I like babies, except for my own. [Big Grin]

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Uh-oh. I LOVE babies. I like holding them, talking to them. I even find that when they fuss, fretting moms take them back before I'm necessarily ready to give them up.

I have only vague notions of how diapering and bathing work, I've had few chances to get up close and personal with the business end of a baby... but I just sort of assume we'll get that figured out- probably before anyone actually drowns. You keep the breathing end above water, right?

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Unfortunately my issue isn't so much with babies, which I've always found reasonably bearable, but with children. I had two of them (4 & 6) in my house over New Year and they were absolutely insufferable. Don't get me started on the reasons why or we'll probably wind up in Hell! But the squeaky voices certainly didn't help.

However, I suspect this may be down to my mental state more than anything else. Chatting to people since I came back to work, it seems they were inflicted with children behaving in similar ways over Christmas, and found stuff that seemed downright psychotic to me to be not just bearable but amusing and even endearing...I think I may be over-reacting a bit.

I'm sure you are all right, and all will fall into place once the wee one arrives.

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Rat

I am unchild, but have two famillies that I join with at times. As far as I can see there are two types of behaviour that will annoy you and whether your children will do it will be different in the two.

First is behaviour that is antithetical to your approach to life. Your kids will not go for this sort of naughty behaviour as nature and nuture work together to eliminate it.

Second is the behaviour that actually points to your own weak spots. This your kids will do, and will know exactly how to wind you up by doing it. You tend to love them anyway.

Jengie

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If you DON'T fall in love with your newborn immediately, don't worry. Lots of people do it over the course of the next month or so. Your first post-birth impression may be simply, "Whew, glad that's over, now may I go to sleep please?"

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quote:
Originally posted by Rat:
Unfortunately my issue isn't so much with babies, which I've always found reasonably bearable, but with children. I had two of them (4 & 6) in my house over New Year and they were absolutely insufferable. Don't get me started on the reasons why or we'll probably wind up in Hell! But the squeaky voices certainly didn't help.

However, I suspect this may be down to my mental state more than anything else. Chatting to people since I came back to work, it seems they were inflicted with children behaving in similar ways over Christmas, and found stuff that seemed downright psychotic to me to be not just bearable but amusing and even endearing...I think I may be over-reacting a bit.

I'm sure you are all right, and all will fall into place once the wee one arrives.

On the whole, I loathe the offspring of other people after about 5 minutes in their company. However, I am quite fond of my own, and it takes hours before I wish them gone.

You should find your wee one very nice, even if you don't ever like anyone else's brat.

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