We are taking over the world…. two domains at a time!

As we are beginning to get quite popular blog, with over 17,000 views (unbelievable), we thought that we’d make it easier for people to find our blog. We therefore purchased the domains; www.lifeafterdepo.com and www.lifeafterdepo.co.uk. (we are now just waiting for them to go live)

We have also had a redesign, and added a link to our twitter account. So if you aren’t already following us on there, please click the follow button, to keep updated on how we are getting on.

ps baby still not here…. ūüė¶

Just ordered the Nursery Furniture!!!

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As you are more than likely aware we are in the middle of moving house (so far taken nearly 5 months and haven’t exchanged yet, joy of selling and buying a shared ownership house!). ¬†So we have really waited as long as possible before ordering the cot set, as¬†it would be more to move and could get damaged.

When ordering the Rialto Ivory Set from Mamas and Papas, we really had no choice than get it delivered in 4 weeks time (we really should be in the new place by then) and get it delivered to a family members.  I have however just noticed that Mama and Papas has sent us a receipt to our email address, which says the wrong delivery address, which means I have to take time out to contact them!  We both checked at the time that it had the right address, as for some reason once an order is placed even if its 4 weeks until delivery you cant change the address (I would understand this if it was getting delivered with in a week or so). Another personal hate is the way you spend over £400 and then have to pay delivery!!! I personally think this should be free.

I must now add that I have spoken to Mamas and Papas and they have informed me that we can change the delivery address and date up until 2 weeks before the delivery date. So no need to worry just yet.

On a happier note! 

Why did we choose this Nursery Set??

We have through out pregnancy looked at lots of different shops at the sets they have and the prices, we really liked one from Mothercare, but couldn’t justify spending over ¬£800 on a Nursery Set plus getting a mattress. When we went into Mama and Papas¬†we saw the¬†¬†Rialto Ivory Set¬†and really liked it, however we didn’t have the money and put it down on the “things to buy list”. A close family member offered to buy us a nursery set, so once we saw this set was in a sale with an extra 10% off, we soon ordered it.

In the shop it felt really soild and well made, but this really is another blog once we have the Nursery Set.

Thank you for reading, comments welcome!

40+5 Over Due!!! Where has the time gone?

Sorry for not blogging in such a long time, we have been crazily busy with bump, who has been a lazy so-and-so at times, meaning we have had to take several trips to hospital for monitoring, scans and consultant appointments. We are also still embroiled in the midst of moving house, something which has taken far too long, but that’s story for another blog.

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Finally got a bump, took about 34 weeks to appear, but its a nice little bump all out front, which I think I am very lucky. As, I might be biased, but I think its a lovely bump, with just a few stretch marks at the bottom. Although in the last few weeks it has dropped quite significantly.

What have we been up to lately?

Annoyingly baby is back to back (has been since 34 weeks!) no matter what I do to try and turn baby nothing seems to be working. I was recommended by our midwife of a website called Spinning Babies¬†as they have some ways you can try to get baby to turn. I find sitting on the birthing/physio ball very comfortable although although sometimes it’s not the case.

Until I saw this photo on their website ¬†I hadn’t quite realised just how baby was laying. As you can see in the picture bellow there is a huge difference to Anterior (way you want a baby to lay/come out) to the way babies do when Posterior (back to back). No wonder people say labour when a baby back to back is much more painful than an Anterior birth.

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Last week (11th June 2014) we went to our 40 week Midwife appointment, where they tried to do a sweep, but where unsuccessful and could only just touch the cervix as it was to high.  Baby is now engaged so really is a waiting game, however we have been told they wont let you go over 42 weeks, which would mean baby will either come naturally or around the 25th, at which point I will be induced. The idea of being induced freaked us out at first as it sounds really scary! However I have had a lot of leg pain and this week. My legs, ankles and knees have really swollen up and hurt like hell!

We can’t wait for baby to arrive, and have tried all the ‘old wives tales’ under the sun, yet none have worked. Some make sense but some are a bit weird. I thought the easiest would be to eat lots of pineapple, however, soon remembered the reason why you don’t eat it in large quantities, because your tongue goes tingly for the next few hours. Hot curries was a no-no, as a real wimp with hot food, and slightly hot doesn’t seem to have same effect. Making love, raspberry leaf tea and bumpy roads all been tried but with no success.

I know that the wait will be worth it, but at this present moment, each day feels like a week and just want baby to be here in our arms.

Thanks for reading and we’ll keep you updated (first blog after babies arrival may be a while before published, as think we’ll be a bit busy, but will go up as soon as we get a chance).

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