Chica- There is a difference between prams and strollers (Just to add some more confusion to the mix lol).. Prams are more solid and sturdy, they fold up into bigger "packages". These are generally the ones that can face you or away from you, they can be more like a basinette or a seat etc, so you can lay the bub down or sit him up depending on age etc.... But Strollers are generally more for older children once they can sit up and have more muscle control. They fold down into smaller "packages" (for want of a better word) but have less to them. They literally are just a seat, and are less solid and sturdy.
Hope that helps?? Shout out if you have any questions. I know Im not the the UK but Australia tends to use the same words/styles as in Britan.
We will be getting a pram and using that. The one we have our eye on can convert into a car seat too, so you just unlock the top "cradle" and lock it into the base in the car. Then when they get older you can do away wit the cradle and have them sit up in the seat part, they can face you or out and you can play with the levels of the seat so they can sit or lay down.
Ginger- I remember earlier this pregnancy when I was so afraid of miscarriage that one of the other Mummas said to me "This child deserves a proud and non worried mumma for its whole life, no matter how long that life may be." I know what you are going through is completely different to how i felt then, but that quote just came to mind :) Love everyone up right now because we never know what could happen to anyone at anytime xxxxx
Kate- Am definitely sending "moving" vibes your way!!!! Chances are it will move and you can have the birth of your dreams, but vibes coming your way :)
AFM- Yes, loving my new size lol!!! Loving it even more now that I know how big I actually am lol!!!
Great thing happened yesterday! My mother rang (that is NOT the great thing lol) and started on about how I am so selfish to be planning a home birth, how its not best for the baby, how I am just doing it for myself and how having a baby has to be the most Unselfish thing you can do, how hospital is the place for babies to be born no matter what.
Normally I would just crumple under this, but yesterday this whole new power came over me and I turned into a Mumma Bear! I told her that not only do I have statistics and studies to prove that she is wrong (she said some very incorrect things) but I also have a community behind me as well as qualified midwives etc.
Every argument she came up with I knocked down! It was HILARIOUS!!!!!! She has never heard/seen me like this and it totally shocked her!!! At the end of the phone call she said "Well we will have to agree to disagree" to which I answered "Just so you know, just because we disagree it does not mean you are right. You must learn that the word Traditional does not mean the same thing as the word Correct."
That shut her up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MWHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAA! Win!!!
****This is by no means "picking on" those having a hospital birth. I fully feel that the best place for a woman to labour and birth is the place where she is going to feel most comfortable.*****