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Jan 2013 part 4: the one where we are closer to the end than the beginning

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PricklyPickle Thu 20-Sep-12 21:45:40

Here we go!

Stats: 16 girls, 9 boys, 13 surprises

BuntyCollocks (29) DC2 EDD 28/12/12 She’s a girl!
Pmgkt (33) DC2 EDD 28/12/12 He’s a boy!
Birdies (33) DC2 EDD 30/12/12 She’s a girl!
Pascha (35) DC2 EDD 30/12/12 It’s a surprise!
PricklyPickle (31) DC1 EDD 31/12/12 It's a surprise!
LowLu (31) DC2 EDD 02/1/13
TootieMaroo (32) DC2 EDD 03/1/13
MarasmeAbsolu (31) DC2 EDD 03/01/13 She’s a girl!
Lora1982 (30) DC1 EDD 04/01/13 He’s a boy!
IsSpringSprangedYet (?) DC4 EDD 05/01/13
DollFisher (28) DC1 EDD 05/01/13 She’s a girl!
Allchik (30) DC1 EDD 06/01/13 It’s a surprise!
Pockemuchka DC3 EDD 06/01/13 It’s a surprise!
Happyhow (26) DC1 EDD 07/01/13 It’s a surprise!
EmilieFloge (38) DC? EDD 07/01/13
Complicated24 (44) DC1 EDD 07/01/13 It's a surprise!
Newbie6 (36) DC1 EDD 08/01/13 He’s a boy!
Norfolkinway (25) DC1 EDD 09/01/13
Octanegirl (34) DC1 EDD 09/01/13 He’s a boy!
BumgrapesofWrath (30) DC2 EDD 10/01/13
Kim222 (30) DC1 EDD 11/01/13
Lulabel27 (29) DC2&3 (twins) EDD 11/01/13
CraftyGirly (26) DC1 EDD 11/01/13 She’s a girl!
Cejay8 (32) DC2 EDD 12/01/13 It’s a surprise!
Tinyeyes123 (30) DC1 EDD 13/01/13 She’s a girl!
CreepyCrawly (22) DC1 EDD 13/01/13 She’s a girl!
PixelCarrier (37) DC1 EDD 13/01/13 It’s a surprise!
Shakemyhead (37) DC1 EDD 14/01/13 She's a girl!
Godzookey (35) DC1 EDD 14/01/13 He’s a boy!
PeshwariNaan (33) DC1 EDD 14/01/13
Hormonalhell (40) DC2 EDD 15/01/13 He’s a boy!
DoIgetastickerforthat (36) DC4 EDD 16/01/13 She’s a girl!
Theboutiquemummy (35) DC1 EDD 17/01/13
ChutesTooNarrow (33) DC2 EDD 18/01/13 She’s a girl!
Glorious (28) DC1 EDD 18/01/13
Tugstonia (33) DC1 EDD 18/01/13 It's a surprise!
SpringFlowers (39) DC4 EDD 18/01/13 It’s a surprise!
Eagleray (40) DC1 EDD 18/01/13
13mma (29) DC1 EDD 18/01/13 scan 13/09/12
LetThereBeCupcakes (30) DC1 EDD 20/01/13
Silversixpence (29) DC2 EDD 20/01/13
mulan07 (27) DC1 EDD 20/01/13 He’s a boy!
BadgerFace (34) DC1 EDD 21/01/13 She’s a girl!
PreggoFabulous (30) DC1 EDD 22/01/13 He’s a boy!
Bunny222 (31) DC1 EDD 22/01/13 It’s a surprise!
Bealos (34) DC2 EDD 22/01/13 She’s a girl!
AppleCrumples (??) DC4 EDD 22/01/13 It's a surprise!
Woody2313 (33) DC1 EDD 23/01/13
SigningGirl (?) DC1 EDD 24/01/13
Mrsbugsywugsy (34) DC1 EDD 25/01/13 She's a girl!
SquealyB (29) DC1 EDD 26/01/13 It’s a surprise!
knuckingfackered (39) DC2 EDD 26/1/13
Thinkingpositivethoughts (28) DC1 EDD 26/01/13
MrsMallard (35) DC1 EDD 26/01/13 She’s a girl!
Salt1 (38) DC1 EDD 27/01/13 She’s a girl!
Lilblondepessimist (33) DC4 EDD 28/01/13
MamaMary (31) DC2 EDD 28/01/13 She’s a girl!
Sebsmama (32) DC2 EDD 29/01/13
BionicEmu (26) DC2 EDD 29/01/13
Missymoo (32) DC2 EDD 30/01/13
DiscoDomina (31) DC1 EDD 30/1/13 He's a boy!
Brugmansia (35) DC1 EDD 31/01/13
Mummypud (32) DC3 EDD 31/01/13
PipIsOutNow (27) DC2 EDD 31/01/13 scan 19/09/12

allchik Mon 24-Sep-12 19:16:40

I had this all t time at 20 wks,i was worried as have had lots of cervix probs but gp said bub was prob pressing on a nerve thats linked to ur groin area!v odd,felt like mini electric shocks on my foofoo x

pmgkt Mon 24-Sep-12 22:26:57

Squely I have this and its just its feet so baby prob breech at the moment, loads of time to move yet though so don't panic. I was still breech at 35 weeks last time and it still moved the right way around.

SquealyB Tue 25-Sep-12 11:44:49

Glad to hear it is not just me!

Hope everyone is doing well today. Have we had all the 20 wk scans now? Any more on the way?

Pascha Tue 25-Sep-12 11:57:12

I had the feet in fanjo thing last time as well. Little bugger had to be manually turned via ECV last time at 37 weeks as he decided to stay upright - that was fun! This time - I'm not sure. Widget was breech at the 20 week scan but that means nothing so early. I get lots of low kicks, quite a lot of bellybutton level kicks, hopefully that means It's still turning somersaults. It feels diagonal at the moment, on the right side facing left, can't tell if up or down though.

I had an atrocious night with allergies, sneezing for around an hour, took antihistamine and nasal spray in the end and used about half a loo roll mopping up. I am shattered this morning and am surviving on strong black coffee so I'm doing well here - drugs, steroids, caffeine... May as well write the day off in terms of Good Behaviour in Pregnancy with a glass of wine tonight wink

How the hell am I going to cope with a newborn and a toddler confused?

MamaMary Tue 25-Sep-12 12:15:31

Yes, my LO was breech at 20 week scan too. Last night I was getting a lot of kicks in the bladder.

Also, DH felt kicks last night for the first time - but he said they were so faint he just wasn't 100% sure. Faint? They don't feel faint to me - I'm being battered from the inside!

Yes, Pascha I try not to think too much about life with a newborn and toddler!

Pascha Tue 25-Sep-12 12:28:46

Battered grin I think I might have bruising to the bladder by now.

SquealyB Tue 25-Sep-12 13:39:15

pascha and mamamary I am sure you will both be brilliant with a toddle and a baby. Just be sure to take it easy on yourselves when the time comes!

Hopefully my little football player will turn around by themselves...but who knows at this stage. At our scan they were bouncing up and down the whole time. My DH can't feel anything yet either.

Birdies Tue 25-Sep-12 13:47:25

pascha and mamamary and anyone else who will have a newborn and a toddler - I've just bought a book off Amazon called 'coping with two' and its quite good. A lot is common sense but I've also picked up some useful tips as well (and am only part-way through). Oh and it's really easy to read too - so not much concentration needed!

Anyone else getting big kicks on one sidNdola belly button and little movements on the other? I'm guessing it's legs one side and arms the other, so is side-ways, but funnily enough I had exactly the same with my DD but never worked out what it meant about how she was lying.

Birdies Tue 25-Sep-12 13:52:04

What the hell is a 'sidNodola'?! If you were able to decipher, I meant 'side of their' confused

SquealyB Tue 25-Sep-12 13:52:42

pascha sounds like you had one hell of a night! Hope you start to feel better soon.

ChutesTooNarrow Tue 25-Sep-12 14:02:28

Marking my place...

I'm not too daunted by the prospect of life with toddler and newborn as toddler will be at pre-school at least three mornings a week in Jan! Did have a WTF do I do with baby when DS has swimming lessons moment today though. I am just hoping DS can move up to the next group where parents watch rather than join in by Jan.

Terrible heartburn has now kicked in, I am just off to buy several pints of gaviscon and will catch up with rest of thread later.

Tugstonia Tue 25-Sep-12 14:17:24

Ladies, quick question about midwife appointments. Haven't had one since 15 weeks and next one isn't til 28 weeks. Could it be because I'm under consultant care so seeing him every month and therefore don't need to see mw as often? Consultant said 28 week appt is normal, but seems kinda late to me. Work is hassling me for MATB1 form which I guess I won't get til next mw appt.

chutes I feel you on the heartburn front - urgh.

MamaMary Tue 25-Sep-12 14:24:51

tugstonia I'm exactly the same. Nothing between my 20 week scan and a 28 week appointment which will also include a scan. I'm also consultant-led.

I too am getting a bit worried and may phone my community midwife.

preggofabulous Tue 25-Sep-12 14:25:34

[Brew] for pascha

At both my scans baby was on his head in position, and I don't think he's moved since as kicks are all near belly button level, and a bum shaped lump keeps appearing.

No doubt he'll discover a new position just in time to be awkward lol

chutes - ugh I've been having bad heartburn for about a month with no sign of easing up, so I feel your pain!

SquealyB Tue 25-Sep-12 14:27:13

Tugs - I had a MW appoinment at 16 wks, 20 week scan, GP appointment at 22 wks and then not seeing MW again until 28 wks either. I am MW led care and this is DC1 so sounds like your care programme is about right but would be interested to hear from others.

pmgkt Tue 25-Sep-12 14:49:52

Tugs I had a 25 week appointment, but as I wanted to get my maternity allowance sorted, I text her and she sent my mat b 1 in the post. Why not ring her and see if she can post or you collect. One less thing to worry about then.

Lora1982 Tue 25-Sep-12 14:52:31

she did warn me there was a big gap in appointments. i see mine thurs for a gtt test when i will be badgering for mat1 thing. they told me to get it from hospital at 20wk scan but when i asked they said i get it off midwife.

on a great boast level nursery gets carpet and drawers tomorrow an i found out today that as of december ive finished off car payments so a much needed load of spare cash every month just in time to start paying for the little guy :-D

bealos Tue 25-Sep-12 14:57:28

Hey all. Just catching up on posts after being abroad with work...

Had a lovely appt with my midwife this morning (after a horrid one with a consultant in hospital a few weeks ago, so impersonal but hey, why would they have my notes from my previous pregnancy, anyway. I only had my ds1 there!). Having the same midwife throughout the pregnancy makes such a difference, I'm finding. She's always happy to chat through any worries and has time for any queries I have.

I am planning a home birth. Anyone else?

Tugstonia Tue 25-Sep-12 15:21:59

Ah cool, thanks ladies. pmgkt good plan, will try calling them for the matb1 form and see if they'll post it to me.

sanam2010 Tue 25-Sep-12 15:25:26

Hi all, congratulations everyone! I am new to this thread and just saw you don't have anyone due 1 Jan 2013 yet so here I am :-). It will be my second girl, DD1 is almost 2 years old. Can't wait to finish work, almost two months to go!! Hope everyone is well and look forward to reading your updates!

Tugstonia Tue 25-Sep-12 15:27:26

lora v impressed about your nursery! haven't even started on the spare room yet. we have to find new homes for lots of crap furniture in there first. The only thing I've bought so far is a super soft blanket for about £5. Need to get my arse in gear.

I've just worked out I have 11 weeks left at work (assuming I can finish when I plan to). Woo hoo!

Tugstonia Tue 25-Sep-12 15:28:11

cross-post - welcome sanam!

MamaMary Tue 25-Sep-12 15:53:43

Welcome, sanam! I'm also about to have DD2, and DD1 will be neartly 2 and a half when she's born. I have about 2 and a half months left of work and suspect I will be counting the days down...

sanam2010 Tue 25-Sep-12 15:58:14

MamaMary, thanks! Trust me, I am
Counting the days already!! But the more you count, the more slowly they seem to pass!

CreepyCrawly Tue 25-Sep-12 16:15:42

I saw my midwife at 16 weeks and then again today at 24 weeks. I'll be seeing her again at 28 weeks.

I can totally sympathise with the heartburn. I was getting it terrible 24/7, but since I started my love affair with raspberry milkshake it's non-existent.

Welcome sanam!

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