November 2012 - nearer the end than the beginning(1000 Posts)
applepieinthesky I've one anterior placenta and one posterior- the baby with the posterior placenta is kicking me in for about 22 hours per day, the anterior one I only feel every other day maybe. While I'm grateful that I don't have to deal with both kicking me in all the time, there is something reassuring about the constant movement of the lower twin.
CandyPop I'm sure my bump has doubled in size this last week. In fact, MIL told me as much. I'm the same size I was at 36 weeks with my youngest daughter! And yesterday my bump started below my ribs. Today it's definitely an inch or so higher up. Can't believe how fast they're growing!
Marking my place we've not chosen a name yet although I do have a list and a strong feeling of what we'll go with but when my youngest sister was born my mum had her name chosen right the way through and then she changed her mind last minute! We know we're having a boy so we've just added nice names to our list as we've found them and we can go from there
Weight wise, I haven't checked for a couple of weeks but I hadn't gained any the last time I did check, from when I had the booking in appointment. I should check again really! I certainly feel massively heavy and I'm sure I've started waddling already! How lovely! I've also started leaking from my nipples already, am assuming this is ok, I'm 20+5 and it started about a week ago and is happening more often :S it's only clear looking stuff though :S
Yes, it's normal to leak colostrum. And normal not to either!!
I'm not leaking but I can hand express already .
Anyone else able to hand express? Btw, unless you are used to doing it, it takes practice! I'm guessing mums with older children who have breastfed before may be able to do this! I've been trying now and then since early on but only got anything this week.
I hand express with other people every day of my life pretty much! So I'm well practiced in the art ;)
Im going to start expressing at 36 weeks.
I can hand express but I haven't got milk atm, I read it wasn't good to do that when preg because it can trigger contractions?
Welcome catbag and brockle
I can't believe you lot, you will be the ones who have the baby and pop back into shape I am usually 5 8 and just over 10 1/2 stone which is a happy 12 and sometimes a 10 on top. I have already put on a stone a half and I know it takes me 18 months to get back to normal.
Well done to all of you who manage to keep to a similar diet, I just hit the fridge in the first twelve weeks and spend the rest of the time trying to break the bad habits.
We have names but we will decide finally when it appears. Was cross though as have a friend of Facebook who posts everything about her pregnancy and posted the name. AND IT WAS OUR NAME! But DH says it doesn't matter if that is what we want we will use it.
Off for a rainy drive up to BRum for the day, get hair done and the calgel on my toenails hooray. NO more bending over the bump.
Morning all! No leaking from me yet. Didnt know you could express in advance - can that be frozen and used to feed baby? Might be worth starting to build a freezer supply before if possible?
Welcome to cat and candy
Candypop we share scan dates and EDD dates!
No leaking yet ... wasn't expecting to deal with that for awhile yet! Thank god for MN or loads of things would be catching me unawares! Isn't the first milk clostrum (sp?) that baby needs? Is it a good idea to express this?
<has no clue>
Mainly here to mark place
Scan today, not til 4:40 though getting my hol wax as well, never had one when preg so will see if it's any more painful!
Is anyone else feeling a bit swollen 'down there'? It feels bigger and more bulgy then normal!
Thank you to everyone who was so reassuring on the last thread about the 20 week scan! I had it on Wednesday and all well, it's a boy. : ) I just knew he was a boy right from the beginning, and have always referred to the baby as a 'he'. Makes baby names harder though because Indian girl names are so much prettier!
I do have to go back in three weeks, though, because his head was firmly in my pelvis, he was fast asleep and we couldn't get him to move! So the sonographer couldn't get a look at his face/head properly and wanted to bring us back to double check. Feel a bit more reassured now! Saw him suckling which was lovely.
It's amazing how just over a week ago, I was just starting to feel small kicks, barely noticeable and now they're strong enough to get my attention!
Hi lilliana! What time is ur scan? Mines at 4pm. Are you finding out the sex of the baby??
Cant believe we're half way through already! I'm just waiting for the scan to give us the all ok then will start buying stuff :-)
Ours is at 3.30 Candy. Not going to find out the sex (I think - not sure if I or Dh won't cave at the last minute!) are you? We bought a cotbed and furniture last week as it was on sale and didn't want to miss out. I did feel abit funny about it but Dh is convinced all is ok and we would be silly to pay £150 extra for it in a weeks time!
Glad all went well Mcsquared, lucky you to get another look in a few weeks time too
DH ouch, just ouch! I had my legs waxed before I got married (luckly a fwe months as a practice) and every folicle came up in tiny blisters that burst whenever my trousers touched them - it was the most painful thing I ever had done and lasted for about 2 weeks. Have never been near a wax strip since!
Hope the scan is all ok
Oohhh lillianna, we're practically having it the same time yes we're finding out! Like the idea of calling it a him/her rather than it
I've been researching buggys and really love the iCandy strawberry but the who travel system with maxi cosi carseat costs £1k
Good luck DH with ur scan today !
MissMummy It's a beautiful cake twin
DH I absolutely love the name Effy for a girl. It's a no goer as hubby just laughs in a WTF way and I don't even know what it's short for
No boys names at all, we didn't last time so glad our little Erin popped out!
I love the name Effy. I wanted to use it if we have a girl (but spelt Effie) but DH is refusing and DM's first reaction was "it sounds like you're swearing" (effing!) I think spelt Effie its short for Josephine or Elizabeth.
Yes same reaction re: swearing! Ah, the Scottish connection, could play on that one being half Scottish...............Ooooohhhhh it's growing on me even more now.
Effie always makes my DP laugh, it reminds him of Mrs Doubtfire! Had my scan today. Everything is great, my placenta is anterior hence why I can't feel baby much at the moment. Feel great now, really happy. We did find out - I couldn't resist!! X
shelly you sound like my mum did Well after being convinced it was a boy, its a girl! Well, probably...not 100% n all that but I was very shocked
Back from scan, everything looks perfect and she said the blood flow to the placenta looked fine so that's a relief.
Still have the extra growth scans but hopefully they'll just be a good excuse to see her again!
caped yay welcome to team pink woo!
Haha, I'm so impatient but strangely didn't find out myself
Good news DH, how often do you have to go for growth scans?
Aah glad all is well DH Well I was pretty sure we wouldn't find out, she didn't even ask. I just had an urge to find out so asked her. Couldn't stop myself! X
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