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December 2013 - blue, pink, what do you think?

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NomDeClavier Thu 18-Jul-13 11:19:44

New thread! Pile in!

Hooray! Can't believe it's thread 4 already! Congrats to those having scans and I'm so sorry to hear about your job emma
Typically now that I've had my scan and know everything's ok, this little monkey has finally started making her presence felt, at last at 21 weeks!

MollySJ Thu 18-Jul-13 13:39:05

Well seems like a good time to come out from my lurking -ness and join in the fun!
I've got my 16wk check up this afternoon, due with no2 on Dec27th (DS 2nd bday is Dec30, he was 12 days late, no Christmas again for us this year!!

13loki Thu 18-Jul-13 14:00:58

Arrrrgh! I can't get through to the midwife to book my next appointment. I saw her at 11 weeks, next appoint is meant to be 25 weeks, but I can't get through to book it. And work haven't given me my timetable for next school year, so I can't book appointments to try to kiss lesson times. I don't mind setting cover for my lessons, but setting cover for lab sessions is ridiculously difficult, as I won't be covered by science specialists, so they can't do any practical work. Grrrrrr. And I need the equivalent of the MatB1. "Rufus" is making sure I know she's in there, mainly by kicking my bladder all night.

Holly1977 Thu 18-Jul-13 14:08:53

marking place smile

welcome Molly.

violetbean Thu 18-Jul-13 14:43:14

abc, so sorry to great about your job sad Hand holding and hope all goes ok.

Heat is horrendous, I had to sleep with ice packs on my feet and a wet towel on my tummy last night. Bleurgh. To make things worse, it seems the boiler in our new house has a faulty valve and is making the heating come on in the evening even though it's in the 'off' position. DH says we may have to call a central heating engineer in but doesn't seem to be in a rush to do so. I'm not sure how best to explain that it needs sorting NOW!

See you all later, if I haven't melted! confused

itsliz Thu 18-Jul-13 14:46:57

Welcome, Molly! Hope your 16 week check-up goes well smile I have mine tomorrow, so it's good to know that I'm not the only one that's a bit behind all the other December bumps!

Can't believe so many of you are having 20 week scans already... DP and I have to wait other month until we can find out whether we're having a blue or a pink bean and the suspense is killing me!

And loki, that's rubbish! Don't give up on trying to get through - if someone is able to cover you then it's more important to get your appointment sorted so you can be sure that both you and bump are ok. And if the school moans about it then you can politely point out that since they didn't give you a timetable, you had no choice!

TakingTheStairs Thu 18-Jul-13 14:54:30

Hi everyone, had our 20 week scan today.
All good. No cleft palate, no spina bifida, no downs, low risk pre-eclapmsia low risk pre-term delivery, heart good, blood flow good, placenta high at the back. Couldn't ask for better. I'm delighted grin
Still a boy ;) though we found that out at 16 weeks.

Loki, Hope you get your appointment sorted soon. That must be very frustrating.

13loki Thu 18-Jul-13 14:54:57

Oh, school won't moan, but I will, as it is more work setting cover and catching up than actually just going to work! Will try again tomorrow, there are 2 hours a day when you can ring.

mumoftwoboysS Thu 18-Jul-13 15:00:26

just pasting my last post in as I think everyone moved over to this new thread!

I'm living in dresses too (not normally much of a dress person) and wearing my bargain £5 Matalan cotton sundress most days- had so many comments on it.

My bedtime routine in this heat to help my cankles/elephant feet consists of wading in cold water in the bath, body shop peppermint scrub, then peppermint foot cream, 2 ice blocks under the fitted sheet on my bed right where my feet will be, then fan on and ahh!

mumoftwoboysS Thu 18-Jul-13 15:04:44

and welcome Molly congrats on all the 20wk scans! v. jealous. Still 3 weeks to go for me.

sorry to hear about your job abc if they did know you're pregnant before they sacked you they can be done for sexual discrimination. Hope you're coping ok. I got made redundant 2 weeks after I got back from my last maternity leave- I know full well that they waited 2 weeks so they wouldn't be done for sacking me whilst I was on leave. It's crap sad

lisbapalea Thu 18-Jul-13 15:25:16

Hi all,

Had an appt with a consultant today to discuss options for another c-section vs. a vbac. Well, it was supposed to be a 'discussion' but really it was the appointment telling me that I should have the vbac and then saying, well of course it's your decision.

Hmm, it might be my decision but I already feel like I will be being 'bad' if I go for another c-section.

Am in a bit of a muddle over it all to be honest - can't make up my mind at all, and have already felt horribly judged by a neighbour when I said I was considering having another c-section, and now feel like the healthcare profs are also judging me.

But on a positive I did hear little plum's heartbeat again, which was lovely.

Am off to correct my due date on the stats thread - realised I had mis-remembered it and it is 22nd Dec, not 21st Dec!

Anyone else having the vbac vs. c-section dilemma?

lisbapalea Thu 18-Jul-13 15:25:47

obvs not the 'appointment' (?!) telling me - was the consultant doing the talking!

abcdemma Thu 18-Jul-13 15:29:47

Congrats on scans and feather for your new boy... seems loads of us have got little blue beans on the way!
Am I the only one loving the heat lol? Wearing all my skirts which is definitely more comfy but they either fall off me or I have to leave the top button undone... I like wearing all my vest tops too since bump is looking like a bump and now just blubber grin Just be careful to drink plenty of water and then some more!
Not dwelling on why I got sacked, just what to do about it. Still going for the flat since both our families have been amazing in offering help/furniture and I can get a little bit of help from Income Support etc. before I start claiming MA. OH been amazing about it which I couldn't ask for anything more, so am off to get on the job search! Thanks to whoever it was (too lazy to read last thread) who suggested temping, am getting on it now! And having an ice lolly for all of us wink

abcdemma Thu 18-Jul-13 15:31:14

not* just blubber even...

toni1bump Thu 18-Jul-13 15:32:21

Adding myself to the thread.
Hi ladies.
Im due dec 2nd with firat child. Lil girl xx

MollySJ Thu 18-Jul-13 15:42:06

Thanks for the welcome! Appointment was brief but I expected that, what I didn't expect was not being able to hear the heartbeat sad
She wasn't concerned as the placenta sounded healthy and she could hear lots of movements and even a couple of kicks! Said may be placenta very far forward still and not to worry.
Next midwife apt not til October?! But have a scan and a consultant apt in 3 weeks so fingers crossed for more noisy bubba then

Featherbag Thu 18-Jul-13 16:05:46

Ah, here you all are!

Featherbag Thu 18-Jul-13 16:10:17

Ooh, now the name game begins! Current favourite is Jonathan Anthony.

toni1bump Thu 18-Jul-13 16:15:36

M girl will be Alyssa Rose smile first and middle name smile x

StaceyP85 Thu 18-Jul-13 16:39:17

I have a scan in 3 weeks too.... seems to be going so sloooooooowwwwwly!

I am proper struggling today with the heat, and pretty sure baby has been moving around all afternoon - must be as uncomfortable as me smile

b0nker5Mum Thu 18-Jul-13 17:03:15

Ooo nice new shines thread...

Life still busy for us... Been busy with our flat which is being rented out next week and most of our belongings are in a mixture of places... House is currently full of holes but we have nearly all our new windows in!! Not sure when we'll move in yet...

Got 20week scan on Monday so hopefully off for a relaxing holiday on weds providing all ok with scan...

I travel to London bridge as well but haven't managed to get the badge yet... Today I just look a little over weight other days I look proper pregnant... I've never been offered a seat yet tho... Luckily journey not to long!

Congrats on finding out the sex of your beans... We are going to try hold off (unless we spot anything)... I think it's a boy as df has only boys in his family... We have mainly girls in ours though, 1 boy... So who knows... Wait and see... smile

b0nker5Mum Thu 18-Jul-13 17:03:41

*shiney

MrsShrubs Thu 18-Jul-13 17:23:45

abc that was me smile fingers crossed you're able to get on a few agencies books! Cannot wait to get home and have an ice lolly!

itsliz definitely makes me feel like a rebel, I wonder if just your NHS maternity certificate would work instead of a MatB1 form? Really need to get mine sorted so I can give it to work too.

welcome toni1bump and molly

b0nker I think sometimes people are too scared to ask you if you want to sit down unless its 100% obvious you are pregnant just in case they're that person who asks someone if they want a seat because they look big around the belly and they're not actually pregnant and end up offending them! The baby on board badge works really well.

lisa go with whatever you are comfortable with, it's your body, your baby and your decision at the end of the day. You don't want to go into it feeling like you've been bullied into doing something you didn't want. Plus no ones darn business to judge what type of birth you have other than yours and your OH (well we let the OH's think they get a say anyway wink )

MrsShrubs Thu 18-Jul-13 17:27:09

PS newlooks having a huge sale at the moment online and in store and loads of their maternity stuff is in it too - ended up spending nearly £60 online oopsie! But definitely worth a look girls!

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