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Pregnant with no. 3 / 4 / 5...?!

(744 Posts)
LimeLeafLizard Thu 14-Jun-12 10:02:04

Just wondering if anyone else is pg with their 3rd, 4th, 5th, or more?!

I am newly pg with baby number 4 and finding it a bit different this time.

Yesterday I flicked through a couple of magazines but the content didn't seem that relevant to me. I am quietly happy but not nearly as excited or nervous as I was before, especially the first time.

I know what kind of birth I want (same as the last two times) and I don't need to buy any stuff, so there doesn't seem so much to think about, at least until the scan.

I am also a bit worried about how other people are going to react when we tell them. There seems to be a general view that wanting 4 children must make us mad.

Hope I am not alone?!

LimeLeafLizard Thu 12-Jul-12 16:47:18

I'm 9 +1.

Thanks for the encouraging words, xkatyx! Much respect to you having an 18 month old and 6 month old twins, let me make you a brew. Hope the older ones are helpful?!

Thanks Craving, 3 weeks to go...

HaitchJay Thu 12-Jul-12 16:50:33

I'm aching today, remember this as everything settles down, just wish I could remember how many weeks I was as it might help date this one!

HaitchJay Thu 12-Jul-12 16:52:45

Just been invited on a hen do. I don't drink so no one will query that but it's now a spa & I can't hot tub etc so going to have to use my blood pressure as an excuse! I'm looking forward to a pedicure though!

Lime I'm 39 so start out as a high risk. My combined test came back yesterday as 1:1500 which is a great result. I was delighted and have no excuse for not telling people now.

HJ Can you push for an early scan which will at least date you? Alternately you could pay and book a private one.

I am finally starting to feel better at 12+6. I'm going back to work for one week and then it's the summer holidays! I don't suppose the school are particularly pleased with me.

Strangely I can feel my baby moving already and have been able to for nearly two weeks. It's really odd as I've always felt my babies quite late. Lovely too though.

Sha we start a list of who we are and when we're due? I love a good list

SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 12+6

HaitchJay Thu 12-Jul-12 20:34:10

SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 12+6
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4-8 weeks!

Im always up for a list blush

I'll get an early scan I think spring but no idea when. Got to wait to be handed over to the hospital. I'm on hospital care entirely afaik as I made a complaint about the CMW last time & theres only one. Lot of my appts would have been hospital anyway.
I just don't know how long they take to come through. I saw GP on Tuesday so if they made the referral then it may only have arrived at the Hosp today so I expect to hear next week if they go for a scan ASAP.
I might phone and ask procedure.

Cravingtomatoes Thu 12-Jul-12 23:05:17

SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 12+6
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4-8 weeks!
Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+4

On my 1st MN list - yay!

Thanks for the encouraging words xkatyx. People are rude, and I already get funny looks walking around with 3 DCs who are all quite young. It's funny how much it annoys some people. And yes, I keep forgetting I'm expecting as so busy with the others

HaitchJay what a pain you're not sure of your dates. Hope you get your early scan through soon.

Spring good to hear your combined test came back okay - mine was good too, which is a relief for us "oldies"! Are you a teacher? Thank goodness for the summer holidays so you can chill out!

Lime just got my anomaly scan for the 1st Aug so around 3 (rainy?) weeks for mine too.

Craving - I think you ought to be at the top! I've updated for today - 13.07.12

Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+5
SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 13+0
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks

Cravingtomatoes Fri 13-Jul-12 10:05:05

Ah, it's in date order...! blush

TruthSweet Fri 13-Jul-12 10:33:24

TruthSweet (32) DC#4 EDD 19.09.12 30 weeks
Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+5
SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 13+0
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks

Wow, 30 weeks seems like a million years away TruthSweet It's not a big list, but it's quite nice none the less. Lime really ought to be on it since it's her thread!

Hi everyone - been off line for afew days as our PC has died!

I'm 23 + 3 today so will update the list!

TruthSweet (32) DC#4 EDD 19.09.12 30 weeks
4kidsplusbump (35) DC#5 EDD 06.11.12 23+3
Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+5
SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 13+0
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks

I've been quite surprised this time around by the comments thing - only had a couple of people being negative - most people seem to tell me that I will manage fine with 5 hmm

annelid Fri 13-Jul-12 12:45:14

TruthSweet (32) DC#4 EDD 19.09.12 30 weeks
4kidsplusbump (35) DC#5 EDD 06.11.12 23+3
annelid (36) DC#7 EDD 20.12.12
Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+5
SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 13+0
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks

I've not really told anyone other than those who were expecting it so I expect the comments will start when I go back to work on Monday and my bump becomes the focus of all attention. I have been off for a month now so am quite a lot bigger than I was when last there.

Is anyone else starving? I hadn't put much weight on because of the nausea but am all set to gain a lot very quickly. I am always hungry!

LimeLeafLizard Fri 13-Jul-12 16:40:02

TruthSweet (32) DC#4 EDD 19.09.12 30 weeks
4kidsplusbump (35) DC#5 EDD 06.11.12 23+3
annelid (36) DC#7 EDD 20.12.12
Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+5
SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 13+0
LimeLeafLizard (37) DC#4 EDD 13.2.13 9+2
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks

LimeLeafLizard Fri 13-Jul-12 17:03:00

Good idea - I love lists too.

HaitchJay a pedicure sounds great, lucky you! There would be no chance of my friends not guessing if I don’t drink blush. I keep having to suggest meeting somewhere far from home so driving is my excuse!!

4kids great that you haven’t had any negative comments yet, hope it will be the same for me!

Craving that is good, we can be scan buddies.

Spring, that is great news about your test result, so reassuring. Glad you are feeling a bit better, too. Hope your manager is sympathetic. Do you teach primary or secondary? (sorry I have forgotten). Amazing that you can feel the baby move already – maybe you have a heightened awareness due to all the worrying? I bumped into another ex-sleigher on another thread. She has namechanged but had her BFP about the same time as you… it is lovely to hear how others are getting on. Hope you don’t mind but I mentioned that your 12 week scan had gone ok.

Oh, and yes I have noticed that I have started to get The Hunger, especially at lunchtime!

HaitchJay Fri 13-Jul-12 18:38:02

Just had the hunger. Made tea for dh & he's not here. So I ate his. I'm also eating meat again.

Spoke to Hosp this am , made myself sound v awkward by not having a MW and not wanting certain consultants and wanting to know how they work out appts! They have my referral & will look at it on Monday.

EmilieFloge Sat 14-Jul-12 07:53:55

Hello,

just popping in...have started to catch up with this thread but I just want to say a huge congratulations to Lime, well done, how lovely thanks

and I am glad you are feeling better Spring, that's brilliant, and that things are going so well for you x (I am namechanger LLL was on about!)

<wanders off to read thread properly from start to finish!>

EmilieFloge Sat 14-Jul-12 08:11:15

Okay...I think I know everyone's names now! <that'd be a miracle> grin but lovely, lovely thread...may I join?

I just had my scan on thursday, (as Lime knows!) and they have dated me at 14+5 today instead of my LMP dates which would be 13+2. So I've skipped a week! Still feeling nauseous a lot, which is annoying but I have put on half a stone since before, so I am clearly eating enough...must watch that. blush

This is baby no.3 and a lot of people have said, 'Why?!!' when I told them I was pg again. Which I think is a bit sad. I just rather pathetically said, I like babies.

I won't be having another though as this sickness is horrible, I can't face doing it again, but I am 38 now and am lucky enough to have two older boys (9 and 5) so I am happy with my lot.

Also likely to have a high risk to start with due to age, waiting here for results of Quadruple test, as it was too late for them to do the Nuchal fold.

TruthSweet (32) DC#4 EDD 19.09.12 30 weeks
4kidsplusbump (35) DC#5 EDD 06.11.12 23+3
annelid (36) DC#7 EDD 20.12.12
Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+5
SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 13+0
LimeLeafLizard (37) DC#4 EDD 13.2.13 9+2
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks
EmilieFloge (38) dc no.3 EDD January 7th 14+5

EmilieFloge Sat 14-Jul-12 08:13:49

Oh gosh have forgotten to change the dates! Crikey how do you do that?

TruthSweet (32) DC#4 EDD 19.09.12 30 weeks +1
4kidsplusbump (35) DC#5 EDD 06.11.12 23+4
annelid (36) DC#7 EDD 20.12.12
Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+6
SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 13+1
LimeLeafLizard (37) DC#4 EDD 13.2.13 9+3
HaitchJay (33) dc#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks
EF still 14+5!!!

Sorry blush

blondiep14 Sat 14-Jul-12 08:57:32

I can't add to the list as on my phone but I'm 32, expecting DC3 edd 18/9/12. DS's are 4 and 2.

sevenfatbubbles Sat 14-Jul-12 09:10:27

Hello everyone smile. I have just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant with dc 3. It was unplanned but as we weren't really using any precaution I'm not sure what we thought was going to happen..... We are delighted though. I never felt that 2 was it for me. I'm 34 and wanted my children to be close in age.

I have a dd and a ds who will be 4.5 and just 2 when this one is born. I have kept all the baby stuff so no buying here (thank god). The only thing I can really think about is telling work as I will be going back pregnant.

Really anxious in case something goes wrong though. I can't help feeling I am lucky to have been blessed with 2 healthy children.

Am also a bit worried as am due to be a bridesmaid next month. Do you show quicker with 3 than 2????

ValiumQueen Sat 14-Jul-12 09:45:32

Greetings. I am 24 weeks with DC3 and I am 43 years old. I was a late starter, and have two girls, just turned 6, and just turned 2. This one is a boy. I cannot add to list unfortunately as have youngest on lap with chickenpox.

We had always hoped for a third, but had given up trying. I have sold the pram, but would have needed a double anyway. Most other stuff we still have, although mainly girlie.

I am due 1/11/12 but will be having a section at 39 weeks.

Have had a quick read of thread, in awe of those expecting no. 7! Pleased to meet you!

LimeLeafLizard Sat 14-Jul-12 10:27:16

blondiep14 (32) DC#3 EDD 18.9.12
TruthSweet (32) DC#4 EDD 19.09.12 30 weeks
ValiumQueen (43) DC#3 EDD 1.11.12 24 weeks
4kidsplusbump (35) DC#5 EDD 06.11.12 23+3
annelid (36) DC#7 EDD 20.12.12
Cravingtomatoes (38) DC#4 EDD 23.12.12 16+5
EmilieFloge (38) DC#3 EDD [new year ish?] 14+5
SpringFlowers (39) DC#4 EDD 18.01.13 13+0
LimeLeafLizard (37) DC#4 EDD 13.2.13 9+3
HaitchJay (33) DC#4 EDD Feb or March somewhere between 4 and 8 weeks
sevenfatbubbles (34) DC#3 EDD ?? 5 weeks

LimeLeafLizard Sat 14-Jul-12 10:35:00

OK I've updated the list and tried to keep everyone in date order. Hope that I have it right!

Hello blondie, Valium and seven! Nice to meet you.
seven I think you'll still fit into the bridesmaid dress by next month. I am about a month ahead of you and although I feel a bit bloated by the evenings, I don't think anyone else would notice my pg iyswim?

Great to have your company EF! How many days did they move your dates by? Was it 6 or more? Can you just count back from Jan 7th? Or did they write the new EDD on their report?

morecoffeemorecoffee Sat 14-Jul-12 10:49:11

Hi everyone. Not been on in a while. Still enduring the boring relentless 1st trimester! I'm 9wks today (i think!) Got my 1st scan next week so should get a better idea then. Will update list smile

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