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!

Our Hopes for 2013…

So we have now entered a new year, and neither of us are particularly into making resolutions. However, we have been discussing what we hope happens in the next 12 months.

Well obviously we want are already strong relationship to keep growing and flourishing. As well as this we want  to become pregnant (and have a child depending when she falls pregnant). But if this happens it will mean lots more changes to our lives. We were planning on moving anyway, as my current commute to work is approximately an hour, and using stupid amounts of fuel, so moving near is really a no brainer. But also if there is a little one on the way, then we are going to need a bigger house, as our small one bedroom place is just about big enough for us and the pets, but would be too cramped with a baby as well.

So ultimately we are looking to move as well as getting pregnant. There is one other major change that we have recently realised we will have to do when she gets pregnant, and that is to change job (again)! I only started my current job in July, and love most aspects of it. However, it is a shift job, which currently isn’t a problem, as because my partner is currently unemployed, we still get to see large amounts of each other, which we wouldn’t be able to cope without. However, this would change when she gets a job. But more relevant to this post, if I was still working shift patterns, I feel that I would miss out on so much of both the pregnancy and the growing up of the child. Yes, working a 9-5 means that I would miss the school run and those things, but at least I would be around for bed time and getting them up for school.

So this could be a massive year, but as with this whole blog, it is all dependent on us getting pregnant, if that is even possible, as we are yet to get to the point where we can be tested for our fertility and chances of getting pregnant.

So fingers crossed that all goes to plan… We will let you know.

Thanks for reading and we wish you all a happy new year (and hope you had a good christmas)

Stop Asking…its putting us off!

I have been doing something thinking lately, which my other half would say is dangerous.  How much does stress and pressure have to do with getting pregnant?

Well we have been together two years now and been living together for a year and a half. People have started to ask questions to my partner about him popping the question and to us about having a family. Mainly as we have a house and we are currently looking at moving near to where my partner works (to save petrol and car costs) and would hope to get a bigger place than we have now.

Apart from the popping the question which people are asking, which I have said about before we aren’t in any rush, as can’t see how it would change the way we live as we are not very religious.

Only we know we are currently trying as we don’t feel its something we want others to know, until its happened, well apart from the millions of you reading this.

How much does this peer expectation play a part in the stress when trying for a baby?

I know stress can play a part in getting pregnant as it can affect the part of your brain (the hypothalamus) that regulates your hormones. The hypothalamus is the gland in the brain that controls the hormones required to release your eggs. This gland also regulates your partner’s testosterone levels. So from that alone it would seem that the effect can be huge.

So obviously we need to relax and not let their probing put us under any pressure. As we have said before, we obviously want children, or what is the point in trying, but due to the potential difficulties we decided that it was best to start sooner rather than later. So we are in no rush, but even so, after every period that starts, there is the sense of failure that we haven’t conceived yet again. But enough of that doom and gloom attitude, we will stay positive, as many friends have said it has taken 6 months to conceive and there was no fertility problems in either partner. So its been just over 9 months since I finished the Depo, but it can take 6 months even if I hadn’t had it. So only if we are told that we will find it difficult to conceive will we truly start to worry.

But fingers crossed we won’t get that far.

Thanks for reading

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