30 December 2010

Why thank you Mothercare

Hello! I hope everyone is ok during this weird period between Christmas and New year. I have sort of forgotten about Christmas and the holidays now, and have gone on full over-drive in getting everything ready for the baby. I'm 37 weeks today, which means that if the baby came now, or any time in the next 3 weeks there would be no problems, as he is considered full-term, from now on he's just chilling and getting fat! Lucky thing! As for me it's getting pretty uncomfortable, walking far is a hard task as is doing most other things like cleaning and tidying, but I can't seem to stop doing those things! Last night I had a horrible stitch feeling in my stomach, which is apparently caused by the baby lying on a tendon or ligament, making it very uncomfortable, thanks baby!

My sister is still here, and still determined to get the baby out before she leaves next week...We shall see!

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The last few days have been spent shopping! Nothing for me, all for baby. Yesterday I went to Boots and with a gift card that my lovely friends put money onto for me (which was amazing!) I bought essentials such as nappies, cotton wool, nipple cream and things like that. I bought some disposable nappies to begin with, the Nature care ones, just for the first week or so, so I can get used to changing the nappy and hopefully get some sort of routine with everything else, then I can concentrate on using washable nappies after that.

So today we went swimming, then took a trip over to Ikea and Mothercare. I bought the rest of the things I needed like storage boxes for clothes, muslin squares and other bits and bobs. I then went to Mothercare to get the rest.

Bristol city council have a really good scheme where if you spend £50 on resuable nappies, they pay the retailer £30 of it. So I knew that they did these starter packs by a company called Bambino Mio, which are about £50, I also bought a changing mat and two packs of sheets for the crib.


So I took it all to the till and they rang it through, and they said I only had to pay £1.82. I didn't really understand why, but kept quiet anyway. It should have come to about £70, then £40 with the £30 voucher, so somehow they managed to only charge me £1.82 for the whole lot! I can't actually believe it! So with the extra money saved I bought a nappy bin and a breast pump!

I was so excited that I got so much! I can't believe my luck!

We sorted and put away everything when we got home...I'm so excited! It's all pretty much ready, just waiting for the baby now!


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