Mothercare – a bit uncaring?

We recently bought a few items using Mothercare’s Babyplan but after a bit of thinking and worrying we decided to we would be better to buy the items online and collect rather than wait for the delivery to come.

Since we were not due to get our items until January 6, and our baby due on January 21, we felt we were leaving things a bit fine just in case baby arrives early (maybe wishful thinking). Anyways we could not make the delivery any earlier as the delivery folks are closed for Christmas so we just ordered our items with the view to cancelling the plan.

When we ordered the items we had to do it in a couple of orders as the car seat we had was only on pre-order from December 22 and we did not know when this would come and were worried that we may end up getting it delivered weeks after this time. We used click and collect for the other order so we could pick up up when we wanted it and so could know we were able to get it and when. All very simple.

Sadly not…

We went down to pick up our click and collect order, well after the 2 p.m. time that the order was to be on the store only to find that only part of the order was ready to collect. One item that was not ready to collect was however available in the store – yet we were not allowed to have it!

This was made worse by the fact that our nearest Mothercare is a 70 mile round trip! Not very handy.

What made the situation even more annoying was that the supervisor was the most unfriendly and grumpy person I have ever encountered, rolling her eyes back into her head when we suggested we could just take the item from the shelf and save ourselves a journey!

To add insult to injury we asked the lady on the checkout if we could cancel the Babyplan order as we had bought the items. She asked if we had out order number, which we never, and was about to check the computer using our names until the supervisor (who was wearing a festive jumper!) jumped in and said we could not cancel the order without our number in case we were cancelling a partners order. Understandable except for the fact that me and my husband were both present. my husband had his debit card which was used for the order and it was ordered under his name! At this point, at eight months pregnant I was ready to explode.

Noone should ever be allowed to wear a festive jumper when they are as miserable as that Mothercare supervisor was. It has put me off ever using the store again.

My new best friend (almost)

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Up until a month ago if you had asked me to describe what heartburn and indigestion felt like I would have looked at you as if you had asked me to describe an alien that was standing next to me. Now if you ask me I would describe it as “misery”.

For a few weeks I could not understand what the lump in my throat was but after a quick search on Google I found my answer. I then popped off to get some indigestion tablets, certain they would hold the cure and I would be back to feeling normal again. Nope; they did nothing.

So another Google search and I found there are a couple of different types of tablet so off I popped to the shops again and this time I think I may have found something that eases, but does not cure, the pain.

This could not come soon enough – at 4 a.m. this morning I was hugging the toilet as the heartburn caused me to evacuate my stomach contents.

I am so fed up waking in the middle of the night feeling like something has stabbed my throat so hopefully this will work until the baby comes and, fingers crossed, my heartburn goes.

Only four weeks to go now!

Getting there

I can’t believe that I am almost ready to become a mum. The last few weeks seem to have flown by and I have no idea where they went to.

I am beginning to struggle now – I feel heavy, my knees don’t work, I am out of breath all the time!

Just putting on a pair of socks and shoes is proving to be a mammoth task that requires you to lie down to recover – don’t get me started on putting tights on.

Thankfully I am due to finish work on Friday! Yay, five days to go! It really can’t come quick enough. I am utterly exhausted and not really coping with having to stay awake all day. Lunch times are becoming snooze times and that is probably making me feel worse than if I had just stayed awake.

With five weeks to go we are starting to get ready. The hospital bag is not packed, the nursery is not ready but we have just upgraded to a more family friendly car which will be ideal for transporting the baby, the dogs and all the bumf that goes with them. We have also bought the pram and car seat which we will get next week (we were going to get them on baby plan but because of Christmas we were worried we might not get the items delivered in time if bubs comes early).

We have clothes for the baby’s first few days, until we know the sex, and now we just need to get bedding and stuff for my hospital bag. 

Next week we will collect all the nursery things from hubby’s sister’s house. 

Then, when all this is sorted, we will sit back and enjoy Christmas, New Year and then meet baby.Image