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Postby Tracey S » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:11 am

This might seem a particularly silly question but once the schools go back I thought I would particurlaly use my Friday's off work to go swimming. Don't fancy it so much at the moment!<br>Question - costumes. I went to Mothercare in Leicester the other day but this one is one of those discount mothercares now - so cheap thought - bought 2 bras for £4 each and as these melons keep growing much better than M& S prices etc! They had 2 cossies in the sale but were not my size. I could try the other proper mothercare with the normal lines in but what are you doing for cozzies - do I just get a normal one but bigger? I know this is a really daft question but clothes I am managing - swimming costumes seem far to daunting for my shrinking pg brain.<br>Thanks<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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Postby Sarah30 » Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:40 am

Hi Tracey<br><br>I had the same dilema last weekend. I've been surfing the net and having a good look round but in the end just bought one in mothercare for £18 - the maternity ones are specially made with extra material in the tummy area to allow for mega expansion! I also wanted to get one with a bit of support for the old melons and this one had a built in shelf support or whatever they call it - it's got a v neck and is just black with white piping round the egdes - looks fine - is quite flattering actually and most of all comfortable. Went for a swim (well more of a float) on sunday afternoon and it was straaaange. Not sure i liked the feeling, i felt scared to swim in case i strained my stomach so was probably looking like a right spaz with my half attempt. I'm hoping to go once a week too - I'm not doing any other excercise (except the odd bit of walking) so want to make a bit of an effort to swim.<br><br>Hope you find a cozzy<br><br>Love Sarah x
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Postby Jules R » Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:00 am

I bought a maternity swimming costume from Next. Swimming was lovely, especially as my bump grew and grew, 'cos the water just took away all the weight. The only problem that I found was that I felt 100 times heavier when I got out of the pool!<br><br>Jules
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Postby Tracey S » Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:16 am

Sarah and Jules<br><br>Thanks for that - will go to the proper mothercare not the discount and Jules will look at Next at lunch time - if I can do the walk.<br>Sarah - must admit to smiling away at the picture of you trying to swim - how are the melons. Mine have been ok for a few weeks but going through another spurt and hurt more again - start needing scaffolding soon.<br>Will let you know if I get my waterproof melon holder<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxxxxxx
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Postby bubblymichelle » Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:06 pm

I must get me some bra's now because I am starting to feel very uncomfortable. My boobs have gone big and circles gone really dark and I think they look like a map the veins are really noticeable.<br><br>We are going away in 3 weeks to Isle of Wight and the hotel we are stopping in as indoor pool and juccuzi I know I can't go in the juccuzi but I may go in the pool but then I would need to get me a new cozzie.<br><br>Love<br>Shell.<br>xx
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Postby Tracey S » Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:27 pm

WEll rolled my way in the heat to NExt and I am only 16 weeks - just over - goodness know what I will be like at 26 like some of you lot.<br>NExt had no maternity wear in that store so no good. Went back to the discount mothercare and hey ho they had one swimming costume left in size 12/14 - really wanted 10/12 but it's hardly likely to fall down is it!!!!<br>It is rather a fetching acqua blue - you know the one and was supposed to be £18 which is reasonable for a cossie - however it was marked at £5.40 which really is a bargain - until you get to the till and they take another 20% off!! so bargain city at £4.20 - just hope it fits!<br>Shell - I was measured at 8 weeks as by boobs by then were doing my swede in! They went from a 32D ( I am small back but have breasticles!) to a 34F straight off - they are going through another spurt and now I am in the 36's but have to go and get measure again at M&S at 18 weeks so 2 weeks time. I bought an M&S two pack for £20 - one black and one white. Then at this motherccare I just bought some more as they are £4 - thought oooo - splash out and then don't have to keep washing them so much. how sad am I?<br>Thanks for the help - much appreciated and all I need now is where to buy the "which baby stuff" that suzanna was going on about<br><br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx<br><br>[Edited by Tracey S on 14-Aug-03 07:30]
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Postby Helen G » Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:31 pm

Hi Tracey<br><br>Glad to hear you've found yourself a cossie - look forward to hearing your stories of floating in the swimming pool!<br><br>Just thought I;d let you know that Next down actually stock any of their maternity wear in store - it's all in their catalogue or on-line. Next.co.uk - they do some quite nice stuff!<br><br>Happy floating! (at least you won't need floats!!!!)<br><br>Helen xx
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Postby Tracey S » Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:54 pm

Thanks Helen<br><br>I saw some maternity stuff - must have been because that is the discount one in Nottingham. Am going to get the catalogue - bit of a bargain though hey? What are you doing re clothes Helen - are you a Next girl - I have got some from Asda and some from H & M and the fabbest jeans from dotty p in the sale - £10!!!!!!!!!!<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx
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Postby Jules R » Thu Aug 14, 2003 8:23 pm

Hi All<br><br>Some Next stores do stock maternity clothes - I got all mine from Bluewater and I think Leicester Fosse Park does them too. But otherwise you have to order from them although I think you can get it delivered to your nearest store.<br><br>Jules
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Postby Tracey S » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:01 am

Jules<br><br>Is there anything you don't know??!!! Yep Fosse Park does do them and a small range in viccy centre in Nottingham - how come you know fosse park?<br>Love<br>Tracey<br>xxx<br>
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Postby Helen G » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:02 am

Hi girls<br><br>I stand corrected - it's obvioulsy only my neck of the woods that you can't buy their maternity range in store!!<br><br>I've got a combination of Next, Blooming Marvellous and dotty p. I think best buy has to be a pair of jeans from Next. I am alarmed that I have already outgrown a couple of pairs of trousers and i'm not quite 7 months yet.<br><br>Jules - did you have that problem? How did you manage with clothes towards the end?? Do they sell maternity tents anywhere??<br><br>have a great weekend all. Weather is gorgeous here - nice and sunny but not too hot. I slept so well last night for the first t ime in ages - only had to get up to go to the loo twice which is good for me nowadays!<br><br>LOL Helen xx<br>
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Postby Jules R » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:40 am

Hi All<br><br>Tracey, I know Fosse Park 'cos my family come from Leicester and every time we visit my Nana, we stop off at Fosse Park to get a chance to visit some decent shops for a change.<br><br>Helen, poor you growing out of stuff. I bought quite a few maternity clothes in the next size up 'cos I seemed to grow so rapidly at first and thought I would need them. But I never got that big so wasted my money (shame they're Winter clothes or you could have my stuff). I found the Dorothy Perkins stuff the biggest.<br><br>Hope you're all coping with the weather; I'm SO glad I was pregnant through the Autumn/Winter. Take care.<br><br>Jules
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