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April 2013- part 3 scan scan scan

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trying2bpos Fri 21-Sep-12 12:16:29

Started a new thread for all us April ladies.

Mama1980 Fri 21-Sep-12 16:27:52

Marking my place smile

EssexWelsh Fri 21-Sep-12 17:03:50

Me too, marking place before I nap, as my mum coming to visit. Is it wrong to tell DP to keep it down as he is clattering dishes and hoovering while I try to sleep grin

AuntyDiluvian Fri 21-Sep-12 17:06:11

Hi everyone - v jealous of all the scans and 12-week milestones, I'm 8+3 and had my booking-in appointment yesterday. Off for a music festival with friends this weekend and feeling incapable of lying, and they'll definitely notice the lack of booze. I want to tell the people who might have mixed feelings gently rather than blurt it out in a group, but also don't really want to tell anyone yet. Urg!

steph2412 Fri 21-Sep-12 17:12:23

Hi all not posted for ages as been feeling so rough!got scan on 2nd october when i will be 12weeks cant wait it still seems ages away!anyone else feeling emotional ive just found myself crying for no reason?also been shoppin today got some maternity clothes as there was a big sale on in asda so thought i might aswell take advantage!i have also lost 9lbs since finding out but my tum still seems to b sticking out!hope everyone is well :-)

BonaDea Fri 21-Sep-12 17:28:58

Hello new thread! Can't believe we're on mark 3 already...

Pebble2012 Fri 21-Sep-12 17:32:35

Hello...Congrats for all of us smile! My EDD is Mid April. First Baby and we have been trying for a while. My 12 wks scan is due on the 28th. I am very lucky with morning sickness since I do not have any.
I had other issues though so it has not been as relaxing and happy as I thought it will be. I had a dodgy blood test so my entire left arm is bruised. I was looking after my friend`s day my friend rang with concern annoncing that her son has chicken pox... I rushed to the GP for another blood test checking for antibodies...I am waiting for my result.I did have chicken pox when I was 3-4 yrs old so it should be fine..still a worry though.
I am also on a certain medication which I cannot stop taking even through pregnancy.Apparently it is one of the safest of its kind so we are positive however it is always on the back of my mind. Anyway that is enough of is a miracle and I cannot wait to walk around with a lovely little bump!

Flosshilde Fri 21-Sep-12 17:35:19

Marking place for later when I will catch up.

ratbagcatbag Fri 21-Sep-12 17:54:03

Grrrr, my appetite has just come back with a vengeance and you lot talking about boursin did it!!! Tea has been a pile of crackers, buttter, cheese spread and boursin, mmmmmm, mmmmm!!

Giddypants Fri 21-Sep-12 17:55:45

Ooooooo shiny new thread, I've spent all day socialising with one friend or another, it's great to have a catch up. And I had a little snuggle with a 13 week old grin

It's very odd this time round, I knew DS was a boy instantly but had a scan to confirm, DH has no idea he was a boy as he wanted a surprise, that was hard to keep quiet! This time I have no vibes either way but DH is convinced its a girl
I don't think we are going to find out this time because I found out last time and I felt like the wind was taken out of my sails a bit IYKWIM but each to their own.

As far as names go(these are not set in stone)
For a girl DH likes Darcy or Lauren, I like Eden or Erin
For a boy we are stumped I quite like Oliver which goes nice with DSs name but then we know many of them

And yes yes yes to feeling cold DH is saying I'm being a soft southerner with my big wolly jumper flease blanket and hot water bottle. (he's too stingy to put the heating on before November) hmm

wishfulthinking1 Fri 21-Sep-12 18:01:38

Hi all-
Still feeling rough, but am on the mend! And it's Friday! Hooray!

11+5 today, scan is now less than a week away! One of my best friends had here little daughter today- so cute! It's also my and dh 2 month wedding anniversary today- so lots to celebrate! Had a phone call from a colleague... asking if I was pg... We're fairly close but I had decided not to tell her until after scan, but she put 2 and 2 together and I didn't want to lie.. Just so hope everything is ok on thursday!

We've not talked names/ gender preferences - we're trying not to get too excited until after scan.... But then I can't imagine we'll talk about much else!


LikeCandy Fri 21-Sep-12 18:20:17

pebble we're scan buddies - only a week to go now! hurry up 28th!!

It's nice to see that other people are thinking about names, DH and I have very different taste so we need to find out b or g or we can start narrowing down ASAP! ratbag I love the name Chase, may or may not have something to do with House MD!!

I got my mat prescription exemption card through the post today, just in time for a dental visit! I can't believe it lasts so long although I am secretly hoping that I'll be expecting number two within the year!

I have an achey back too - just had a bath which didn't help!

So pleased its the weekend - enjoy it everyone!


magictorch Fri 21-Sep-12 18:25:11

Welcome Ollibobs and congrats on being here after IVF. I'm here with DC1 after four rounds of treatment- it's an amazing feeling isn't it?

Kelle I'm staggered at your MIL. I thought mine had some brass neck, but that really takes the biscuit!

Steph yes, can totally relate to the crying. I was eating my rice crispies this morning when some lovely old dears in a care home came on the news and that set me off in floods

We won't be finding out which flavour we're having. DH would be keener on a boy though I think. Sweepstake so far is all for boys, with just my Dad thinking it's a girl. A friend even did a tarot reading and that came up boy.

Names, I've had a girls name picked out for years: Georgia Mary Ann, although I also love Lucy and Imogen.

If we have a boy, DH is insisting we call it after his friend that committed suicide, but I feel terrible as I really don't like the name, it doesn't go with our fathers' names which we want as middle names and I'd rather give them their own name than after something so sad. I want to respect DH though, so it's a bit of a dilemma. He refuses to consider anything else sad


wishfulthinking1 Fri 21-Sep-12 18:52:08

magictorch- that's a hard conversation to have with your dh. Could you compromise and have his friends name as a middle name? It's a lovely way to honour his friend, but it is a bit morbid- especially if it's not something you want to do.

I think I forgot to say, I weighed myself on the Wii the other day- thought it would be fun to track weight gain. Bastard thing says I've lost 3lb (the only time in life I actually want to gain weight!) so, I decided it was broken. Dh weighed himself and it said he'd gained 7lb. So he agreed.... It must be broken!

magictorch Fri 21-Sep-12 19:06:06

I've suggested that wishful but he's not keen. I think it is the morbidness of it all that's giving me the shivers.

Still, it's early days...there's 28 weeks of persuading opportunities left!

somewherebecomingrain Fri 21-Sep-12 19:33:03

god i can't keep up with you young ladies - this thread moves so fast!
kellestar that's just awful. my sympathies. i nearly kill my DP when he tries tentatively to suggest its all in my head and maybe a bit of positive mental attitude is needed. that is an outrage.
ollibob brilliant, welcome, wonderful.

crying - i cried this morning when a woman got faint in the scan reception and someone brought her chair - the humanity got to me! i cry at my son's DVDs.

sickness - blah curse you! yes nothing i do helps. i am having better days but there is very little pleasure in food when everything you eat, even things you've really craved, you loathe for ever after. The exception is nachos.


itsaruddygame Fri 21-Sep-12 19:35:03

Kelle - MIL is outrageous - she is lucky you did not flip out ... I think I would have lost it!

Had my scan today and there is another wiggly April baby on the way! Legs and arms were going as well as some full body waves smile we also heard the heartbeat and the nuchal measurement was 1.2 so feeling much less worried now.

Due date changed to 3rd April and I am now officially 12 weeks and 2 days : )

LoobyLou33 Fri 21-Sep-12 20:03:58

I have been saved by a kedgeree cooked by DH. The first meal I have enjoyed in a month! grin

Oh yes, the emotions...I couldn't watch a paralympics advert or event without crying!

People were posting about dreams...2 nights ago I dreamed I was going to a wedding, but explained to the hosts that as DC2 was due that day, we'd need to make sure there was some mashed potato and carrot available at the reception for him/her as they'd be hungry. I was obviously expecting to give birth at the wedding! NB This is nothing on the sleep-deprivation dreams you will have with a newborn!

10 + 1

Pebble2012 Fri 21-Sep-12 20:24:09

smile LikeCandy keep me posted! I am fighting with my tears every time I think of the scan..even now...hormons I quess...

11 wks: Your baby is now around 4cm(1.6in)long, about the length of your thumb.He or She has 20 tiny tooth buds, as well as toenails and fingernails.Altough we cannot feel it yet the baby is already kicking,streching and moving around. How sweeet..

usernamegoeshere Fri 21-Sep-12 20:42:57

so tired... so, so tired. I'll be off now till Oct 1st I think which is quite good since it means I might be a bit distracted before scan. So I hope everyone has a nice week with more great scans!

angeltattoo Fri 21-Sep-12 21:32:27

Hi all,

Marking my place on our third thread!

magictorch you H sholdn't be refusimg to consider anything else; my husband and I have a rule, if one of us likes/wants something and the other doesn't, we continue to discuss until we reach a compromise that both of us are happy with - that's how a partnership works!

A lot of people, including a friend who visited a psychic, thinks we're having a boy, I started off thinking girl, now I don't know!

We really just want a safe birth and healthy baby, previously we have said that H would love a boy, I would love a girl, but ultimately now we're actually having a baby we will of course love whatever is coming!

And yes to PP, I love the baby already, and my husband turned around earlier this week and said the same thing, so sweet - he's amazing!

Have been very sick today, it's my birthday tomorrow, but no champagne for me!

angeltattoo Fri 21-Sep-12 21:37:57

Sorry magictorch reading that back sounds harsher than I meant it to, it is lovely that your H wants to remeber and honour his friend, but I just meant that you need to be happy too!

We are looking at moving at the moment, every house we look at, H says 'baby in box room, big room for guests', which I think is ridiculous - why would you put your child, who lives in your permanently, in a tiny room, and guests which we will never have, as we are moving to the same town where both our families and all of our friends live in a big room? But like you say, there are many months to work on him!

magictorch Fri 21-Sep-12 21:44:22

Angel no, you didn't come across as harsh, you're quite right. It's just a very emotive subject for him and I do understand where he's coming from. Maybe I'll be persuaded to like the name more...after all it's his baby too smile

He's being very sweet in all other aspects - even bent down to talk to my tummy the other day. I think it's a wee bit early for baby to hear voices yet, but it was very cute to see. Sometimes I wake up and he has his hand resting gently on my tummy grin

Hope all the sicky ladies feel better soon. I've just had terrible headaches and nausea, so feel like I've gotten away with it so far. (That'll jinx it!)

NotShortImFunSized Fri 21-Sep-12 23:14:55

Wow ladies you can chat! grin

Finally got time to catch up with all your news. Welcome and congrats to all the new arrivals!

I've been reading bits here and there but I have had such bad nausea and dizziness, constantly, all day everyday, it's a bit hard to concentrate. I had an early scan last Friday at 8+3 as I had some brown spotting the previous evening and that morning. I wasn't too fussed tbh as had it in last 2 pregnancies but MW wanted me checked out. All was fine smile got a pic of my little gummy bear, that's exactly what it looked like!

Yesterday was a bit of a break through, I felt well for most of the day shock horror! Thought I was finally turning a corner. Until I was woken up at 4.30am this morning with awful stomach pains. Rang NHS direct, made doc appointment, crawled there and got sent to A&E. Now stuck in hospital with suspected appendicitis sad on the plus side they scanned me to rule out anything pregnancy or women related so I saw gummy bear again! Now have to wait until morning to see the surgeon and find out the plan of action. It blooming well hurts!

Well sorry I can't remember names etc, usually I write stuff down as I read it but alas no pen or paper sat here.

Congrats on all the fab scan news though and good luck to you all for the upcoming ones. It's amazing just how much you can see at 12 weeks.

Hope you're all feeling less morning sicky soon. It's just bloody awful isn't it? I don't think people realise just how bad it feels, especially men!

Oops think I just wrote an essay so I'm off to beg for more pain relief so I can attempt sleep. Will check back in soon x


edinfirst Fri 21-Sep-12 23:44:53

Oh notshort what a rollercoaster few days. So glad your gummy bear (cute!) is doing well, but just wanted to say hope you get pain relief/sleep/speedily better in case you can't sleep and check back in. Keep us posted - fx you'll be back on your feet in no time thanks

bunnygirl80 Sat 22-Sep-12 01:43:53

notshort hope you find out what's wrong soon. At least you got to see your little gummy bear a couple of times though

ollibob congrats and welcome

Good to hear of more good scans

As for gender preference, I'm not too bothered at the moment. With DS I really really wanted a girl, I actually cried with disappointment after the scan when he waved his little boy parts at us. Of course, I love him dearly and wouldnt change him for the world now, and can't imagine why I was so set on having a girl. This time I'd sort of like a girl, as I would like to have a DD, but another boy would be way more practical as he can just wear all of DS's hand me downs, and they'll eventually be able to go to the same school (we've already decided we'd prefer single sex school for high school)

Name wise, we used the only boys name we like for DS, so I'm not sure what we'll choose. Thomas and Oliver were back up names for DS, so would probably use one of those.

For a girl I love Catherine, but DS is a William, and I think we'd just be opening ourselves up to people assuming we're royal family obsessed loons grin. I also like Charlotte, but DH doesn't, and Rebecca.

Saw a fb announcement from some of my uni friends yesterday, announcing they're expecting DC2 in April. Now I'm spending my time trying to figure out of any of you are her......

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