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To wonder if MNers will believe me when I tell them this?

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WellSlapMyThighAndCallMeNancy Wed 27-Feb-13 20:52:02

I have two children. My pfb is in year one at school.

Unless I drive past his school, Im so busy during the day, my eldest doesnt come into my thoughts. (Unlike the first few weeks of reception, of course).

Apart from 5 separate times. When he has been hurt. Hand on heart, honest to Gods, I just know.

Today was this fifth time it happened and it went like this, really busy morning with the baby been out and about, came home cooked lunch, tidying away, got the washing out the machine putting the towel on the radiator then <whoosh> I get a very sudden over whelming feeling that hes been hurt. Not a feeling of panic, or dread. I just know. 20 minutes later, I shit you not, the school phones to tell me hes bumped his head. Hes fine but they wanted to let me know.

3 other occasions happened identically, I got The Feeling and within the hour I get a call. One other time I got the feeling but didnt get the call. It was then I thought maybe it was just coincidence, until I pick him up from school and hes got a pink and grazed cheek bone from a fall. I was right again.

I need to point out though, I dont weekly get this feeling and 5 times Ive been right. Ive only ever had that feeling and every time Ive been right.

Hes not accident prone on a weekly basis either, again, they are the only 5 times.

Go on then, tell me its coincidence grin. I know no one will believe me but honestly its true. Im a level headed, normal, happy, unfretting mother of two. But this is something instinctual. Its fucking weird, but its true.

I told DP tonight after todays one, being a scientist in (in theory) I didnt think he'd believe me but did.

lionheart Wed 27-Feb-13 22:12:31

I've heard this in relation to twins.

Xiaoxiong Wed 27-Feb-13 22:29:26

Possibly your last sentence reminded me that DH can smell when I'm upduffed. He can tell a good week to 10 days before POAS gave a positive result for the first time. It's really weird.

I get the muff-clench of fear too but I think my vagina has a limited signal range compared to you lot as it doesn't seem to work from miles away. Limited to within the house at the moment but perhaps as DS (14months) grows his signal strength will improve and by the time he gets to school I'll have become like you OP grin

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 27-Feb-13 22:40:48

I experience a slightly similar feeling. Someone I know, who I may not have seen for weeks, months, years at a time will come to mind and very soon after I either meet them or I hear news about them. It's really eerie sometimes.

Momsnatter Wed 27-Feb-13 23:40:26

I believe you a bit but seems a bit extreme to know every time!

Midas i'm glad you said that. This also happened to me with my eldest but when I told people in real life they clearly thought I was a deluded idiot!

Also , my dad knew he had to get to his mother on the day she died. He was in the middle of a sale but just made his apologies and left. He was the only one who got to her in time sad

I also woke up in the night when my grandad died. Although i think this was just a coincidence as i didn't feel anything IYSWIM

Momsnatter Wed 27-Feb-13 23:41:33

At the exact time he died I mean. Not just the same night!

thebody Wed 27-Feb-13 23:49:59

Yes definatly.

5 years ago dd ( then 7)went on a 2 day school trip and she usually loves them.

I heard her shout mummy so clearly I shot up from the sofa and told my dh and Dcs I heard her calling me.

Next day collecting her I was told by the teacher that she had called for me in her sleep and woke herself and everyone else up screaming.

Fast forward to last year and another trip. Dd was in a coach that crashed killing her teacher and badly injuring her and lots of the girls. I woke at 2,30 am ( the exact time it rolled off the motorway in France) and felt sick. Couldn't get back to sleep until we had the police knocking on our door.

Can't explain it but its true.

I've been travelling on planes since I was 8 weeks old and never been a nervous flyer.

Except twice in my life when I stepped onto the plane and was overcome with an overwhelming sensation of dread so intense I wanted to run screaming back into the airport.

The first time it happened our plane caught fire 20 minutes into the flight and we had to make an emergency landing.

The second wad 9/11 and we were escorted most of the way by fighter jets.

I've flown many times since and never had that sensation again.

Even freakier, when I was 7 months pregnant with dd I was lying in bed one day and heard dp take a call in the other room. Something had happened to his sister and she was injured/dead. I woke up and thought I must have dreamed it but asked dp if he'd had a call but he said no so I put it out of my mind. Until that evening when he got a phone call to say his sister had been in a horrendous accident and was on deaths door.

I always believed it was dd inside me who sensed her aunt was in danger

I've never had any sensations about the kids though, and dd has broken her leg when I've not been there confused

My grant used sense when her children were in trouble though.

I'm sorry to digress, op, but I am so relieved to find that the 'muff clench of fear' is an actual thing. I just thought I was weird! I always say, 'Oh, don't do that - it's made me go weak at the knees,' but only because you can't say, 'I felt it in my fanny.'

Years ago my best friend and I had a close connection and I knew she was seriously ill before I heard she'd gone into hospital. I just gut-wrenchingly knew. All I had to go on was that she'd been a bit unwell - nothing major. She's fine now, I hasten to add.

Oh, and the fanny thing is only post-dc and is confined, mainly, to their exploits. Did they plant a receiver there on their way out?

EllieArroway Thu 28-Feb-13 00:05:08

I believe you completely. I just think that there are more likely explanations than that you have a psychic connection between you.

WellSlapMyThighAndCallMeNancy Thu 28-Feb-13 09:51:37

Thats true it is post DC. I never got nervous fanny before them. And they are nearly always the cause of the feeling, by falling or about to fall.

I only get it when I see them though.

Flobbadobs Thu 28-Feb-13 10:01:49

Yep, nervous fanny here too grin
I get it just before the phone rings to tell me that one of the DC's is ill and needs to come home.

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