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Bug or baby?

(10 Posts)
LittleMilla Mon 25-Feb-13 21:40:24

Two boys - had my scan today and your theory has rung true!!!

Ha ha ha x

twoboyslater Sun 03-Feb-13 21:17:34

I am generally right with this theory when guessing gender- less sickness = boy smile fingers crossed that it's just another gorgeous little boy, and not a sicky virus! Last thing you want when you're pregnant!x

LittleMilla Sun 03-Feb-13 19:38:52

Twoboys- I am liking your theory! Everyone has said to me that because I wasn't sick with my ds1 I 'am definitely' having a girl.

However, I've always felt that I'll only have little boys. So whilst foxed by this sickness I still sort of feel it's a boy.

DH is adamant that he doesn't want to find out so I'll have a longer wait to find out. Oh well.

Incidentally, haven't been sick or really even felt it (aside from a rancid ds nappy!) yesterday or today. Funny.

twoboyslater Sat 02-Feb-13 08:37:36

LittleMilla, I felt sick from 7 weeks on but was only actually sick a handful of times around 14/15 weeks with ds1 and it just turned out to be delayed morning sickness. But after that, wasnt feeling sick at all and gave birth to a beautiful son smile
Now 22 weeks with baby number2, as soon as the sickness kicked in late at 14weeks, I knew it was purely because I was having another boy! This was confirmed at 20week scan smile

I don't know if this is just within my family, but generally speaking, those who have had girls have been sick for most/all of 1st trimester, whereas those with boys felt sick from 6weeks onwards but were only actually sick a handful of times.
So it may just be a late spot of morning sickness...or maybe you've got a lovely little boy in there! smile

LittleMilla Fri 01-Feb-13 17:00:38

Thanks all.

I've felt sick constantly since 7 weeks with quiet violent (and vocal) retching throughout the day. A week and a half ago this actually turned in to something more and I've been sick a handful of times since.

Today was 'normal' in terms of feeling dire when I woke, retching then puking. But I'm usually able to control it after the early bout. Today anything and everything is coming back and tummy is cramping.

Had some hula hoops an hour ago (craving them!) and still in bed for fear of moving and puking.

Argh, so horrid. I thought I'd turned a corner and was getting better hmm

TwitchyTail Fri 01-Feb-13 16:37:28

PS rather than noro, which typically clears within a couple of days, it might be a urinary tract infection or similar, so definitely worth getting checked out if it persists.

TwitchyTail Fri 01-Feb-13 16:31:44

Hmm, I would have said bug as the timing doesn't fit with typical pregnancy sickness, but have you been actually being sick a week and a half now? That's pretty long for a bug. Are you getting dehydrated?

If it's a bug it will settle by itself, so I would give it a few more days and see what happens. But if you're not able to keep anything down and are getting dehydrated or losing weight, I'd see your doctor to have your urine and bloods checked asap - regardless of the cause that's not good for you or the baby.

Creamtea1 Fri 01-Feb-13 16:07:34

I think it sounds more like norovirus type bug to me - is it just today you have actually been sick? Have you felt better/worse after each bout?
I'm afraid you would just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings - if you stop being sick could well be a bug. If not, then I would ring your midwife.
Hope you feel a bit better soon

LittleMilla Fri 01-Feb-13 16:03:52

Anyone??? hmm

LittleMilla Fri 01-Feb-13 13:14:39

I'm 15 weeks with dc2 and just got home from work as I've been puking all morning.

Felt sick and been retching for entire pg but only starting actually puking the last week and a half.

Today is exceptional as I cannot keep any food down. Tummy is cramping etc.

No other d&v symptoms so trying to decipher if the baby really can make me feel THIS ill?

First pg was a breeze btw so this is all alien to me!

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