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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.

lougle Wed 27-Feb-13 20:56:39

Why wouldn't people believe you? If you felt it, you felt it. You'll never know if there are other times when you should get the feeling and you don't....who knows?

MimmeeBack Wed 27-Feb-13 20:59:25

I get this with DD. Some mornings I will drop her off at nursery and just know I will have to collect her early. This has happened with her bumping her head, bad tummy and an outbreak of a contagious rash (yesterday, actually).
Very odd, but when I get the feeling I always get a call.

CockyFox Wed 27-Feb-13 21:01:16

I believe you. I don't get that but I do get a pain in my lady parts when I see them in potential danger though, eg at top of a climbing frame. I think that is weird.

Purple2012 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:04:07

I get a funny feeling when something bad is going to happen. I can't really describe it but it's a kind of sick feeling. I can't explain it but whenever I get the feeling something bad always follows. Sometimes it's minor like breaking down in the car but sometimes it's worse stuff.

WellSlapMyThighAndCallMeNancy Wed 27-Feb-13 21:04:15

Yeah I get Nervous Fanny too. That usually when I see/hear them fall.

RIZZ0 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:04:37

My mum used to smell lavender out of nowhere before getting the call that a family member had died, who's to say...

Seems there's a whiff of woo about you lady.

Cocky fox I do love your name.

undercoverhousewife Wed 27-Feb-13 21:05:19

Sorry, it's reverse memory - you actually think about him a lot but kind of forget later (like how you forget a drive when you go somewhere). But the times you get a call prompt you to recall having thought about him.

Next time you get The Feeling, write it down with a date and time. Do it every time you get The Feeling. I bet a pound to a penny that you end up with a pile of notes of having had The Feeling and possibly only one phone call. Go on, prove me wrong. Post again in a year.....

RIZZ0 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:05:42

"Nervous fanny"


JesusInTheCabbageVan Wed 27-Feb-13 21:06:01

Well, my fanjo smells of lavender whenever something's about to happen <one-upmanship>

RIZZ0 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:08:02

Oh your name is all too familiar Jesus...!

< narrows eyes >

chocolateicecream Wed 27-Feb-13 21:08:42

Completely believe you OP. My girls often say something to me completely relevant to a thought that suddenly enters my head. I used to be just like this with my brother when we were growing up, it happened constantly. My mam was just like you too when my Db and myself got hurt.

SnotMeReally Wed 27-Feb-13 21:13:42

I know someone who woke up with a start at the same time her dh somewhere else in the country had come off his motor bike and was in dreadful pain she swaers she KNEW something had happened to him


OP, yours is the same sort of thing as me being absolutely certain, I just KNEW, with each of my 4 pg what gender they were, within a few weeks of a BFP. I knew, not thought, not hoped, not guessed, not following any old wives tales - I just knew, inside, what gender I was carrying each time

WellSlapMyThighAndCallMeNancy Wed 27-Feb-13 21:14:25

Nope that aint it at a Undercover for these reasons:

The first few times it happened I was hmm was it coincidence?

So on the third time, I thought right I'll look at my watch and ask DS about it. This was the time I didnt get the call, so when I picked him up, saw his face and asked when he did it and he said afternoon break. I pulled a TA over and asked what time they have afteroon break, and guess what.... It was that time.

When it happened again today, again I looked at my watch (it was during his lunch break) and I thought to myself, I must ask him if he had a bump today.

No need! They called to tell me 20 minutes later.

And Im not 'just thinking about him' its a gut flipping, over whelming, sudden 'whoosh' that goes through me with a 'hes hurt' feeling. believe me that is not a feeling I have several times a day!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Wed 27-Feb-13 21:14:49

<Blows kisses at RIZZ0>

DunderMifflin Wed 27-Feb-13 21:18:45

A friend describes the fanny fear as 'making her Mary curl' - you all know the feeling!

FannyBazaar Wed 27-Feb-13 21:19:07

All I can say is that it's obvious your DC doesn't go to the same school as my DS, they would never call. Only things requiring trips to A&E or poo accidents get a call here. By the time I see my DS after school he would have forgotten a fall and I would never get the chance to associate it with any funny feelings/thoughts.

WellSlapMyThighAndCallMeNancy Wed 27-Feb-13 21:35:53

When he was tiny, my let down used to go about 1-2 minutes before he started howling. But then, he was always howling so I dont think I can count that.

BridgetBidet Wed 27-Feb-13 21:38:56

My Gran has this. She knows when something is wrong with a family member and gets quite upset and is scared to answer the phone because she knows it's going to be bad news.

I've never known her be wrong. She even had it when my cat got run over.

Cherriesarelovely Wed 27-Feb-13 21:44:52

I believe you absolutely. My mum is like this. In actual fact she makes very little of it because she is a bit freaked out by it and she and my dad are both very "sciencey" iykwim! She finds it really unsettling!

midastouch Wed 27-Feb-13 21:47:05

I totally believe you, ive never had that feeling myself but i do believe you.

Changing the subject slightly when your DCs were babies did you wake up to feed them just before they woke up or is that just me?

Possiblyoutedled Wed 27-Feb-13 21:49:59

No I believe you. I had a strong image if ds crying one night while he was camping with the cubs. I woke dh to tell him and the next day ds said he'd got lost when he went for a wee as his batteries fell out of the torch Sk could find his way back to the tent. He told me he was crying.
I also know when my dc are getting ill cis I can smell it on them.

WellSlapMyThighAndCallMeNancy Wed 27-Feb-13 21:50:48

Im not sure really, my babies both woke up so, so much that I didnt get that.

fergoose Wed 27-Feb-13 21:57:30

I get it too - like a sick butterflies in stomach feeling - you just know something is about to happen. And then it does and it explains the jittery feeling you have had all day.

Shutupanddrive Wed 27-Feb-13 22:07:09

Wow, I have never had that but I believe you. Your instincts are there for a reason, listen to them

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