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Pregnant with #3!! Is there a thread here with others in the same boat?....

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mumoftwoboysS Sun 21-Apr-13 21:12:42

I've been on the ttc #3 thread but now feel I should join a new one! Just tested today and still in shock!

If there is another thread I'd be keen to stick my head in and say hi

beckie90 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:16:44

You could try the antenatal groups for the month you will be due smile

Congratulations smile I'm also expecting Dc3 or ds3 rather lol xx

mumoftwoboysS Sun 21-Apr-13 21:25:56

Thanks beckie90- congrats to you too! How far are you? Can I ask what your other children are? As you can see from my nickname I already have two boys! OH is really keen on a girl this time but hey that really is out of our hands!

I'll check out the antenatal thread, thanks.

Fuckwittery Sun 21-Apr-13 21:28:17

Hello, I'm due no 3 at end of oct, have 2 girls and don't really mind what I have. Dh wants a boy though! Not sure how the dynamics of 3 are going to pan out.....

beckie90 Sun 21-Apr-13 21:35:39

I'm 24+1, have 2 boys and having our 3rd boy. We did also think it would be nice to have a little girl this time, but was happy either way, we are super happy to be having another boy they are so loving smile xx

mumoftwoboysS Sun 21-Apr-13 21:42:47

ah, there's a few of us out there then! Fuckwittery I'm not sure about the dynamics either....worried I won't be able to stretch myself enough to give them all attention, but then my two play so well together now (mostly) that I'm a bit surplus to their 'play' requirements anyway! So hopefully that'll give me time to tend to the new baby.

Beckie- I'd be happy to have another boy too though I do find the house can be a bit manic and noisy sometimes!!

I feel like I've got so far compared to you lot- I'm about 5 weeks I suppose- will have to wait till first scan to know what due date they work out...

FW are you going to find out what you're having? We didn't with both ours but this time we might as we have a loft full of stuff and it'd be great to sort it out in advance- but then no surprise!

beckie90 Sun 21-Apr-13 22:08:40

I know lol my house is constantly noisy, they spend most of there time fighting my 2 lol. We wasnt going to find out, but I decided I needed to cause my gut was really telling me I was having a girl and I became abit obsessed and wanted to actually buy pink things lol, so I thought it was best to find out for sure, so I did when I had a 16wk scan

dexterpat Sun 21-Apr-13 23:07:08

We are expecting dc3 too! Complete surprise found out at 14wks!! Ds1 is 5 and ds2 is 2 - will be finding out the gender I'd be happy with either although I think a boy would be simpler logistics wise!! Ds1 is ecstatic he really wants a sister ds2 has just worked out that a baby is in my tummy ( I just hope there is less of a challenge between having 2 kids to having 3!!!)

Fuckwittery Mon 22-Apr-13 07:39:21

I didn't find out with my first two but am a bit tempted to get my head round a boy if that's what it is this time. Dd1 (6) wants a girl as boy babies have smelly poos apparently! Dd1 was brilliant when dd2 was borne when she was just 3, dd2 will be 3.5 when this one is born but she is a lot more clingy and a mummy's girl so I'm worried there will be some jealously. Also dd1 really wants to help me lots with looking after the new baby but I think she'll be pushing dd2 away from the baby and just see the two of them fighting over my attention and the baby!!

My only reservation about finding out this time is that dh will be devastated if its not a boy and I don't want him to spend the rest of the pregnancy feeling disappointed! I'm sure he'll be fine when the baby is here, whatever we have. I'd quite like a house of girls!

Ours was a surprise too dexterpat, failed map! We will have similar age gaps. Mine are just 6 and nearly 3. Mumoftwoboys and becky90, how old are your boys?

Anyone else got no baby stuff at all? I gave it all away! Hoping someone will pass the kindness on and give me some stuff! Also no maternity clothes and at 13 weeks and weak stomach muscles I'm struggling to do up my jeans and need to get some pronto!

mumoftwoboysS Mon 22-Apr-13 10:06:32

Congrats Dexterpat- I'm kind of jealous you found out so late- I have the first tri as it drags and you've got nothing to show for it! I always seem to find out so early....and now the wait for the first wave of nausea (I always get nausea tho not so bad I'm chucking up constantly)

mine are 4 and 2 - eldest was seriously jealous when youngest came along and it lasted basically until he could play with him (then he realised he could be his friend rather than an enemy taking all mummy's time!) Not sure how they'll be with dc3 though I think eldest will be nice this time now he's older and understands, younger is a bit of a mummy's boy so may have to deal with the jealousy all over again!

That's a good point FW- OH will also be a bit gutted if it's another boy and I don't want him being disappointed (though I know it won't matter as soon as baby is born as he'll fall completely in love with him) I'm worried I might be a bit disappointed if it's not a girl....I know a baby is a blessing and I'm so happy we can have another, but for some reason I've always thought I'd have a girl and it'd be nice to do girl things with one child whilst the boys do something with dad! But having said that, it's the personality that counts!

We got rid of some baby stuff then I started thinking about another so we kept some too! I'm hoping we can borrow or acquire stuff from friends - if not the'res a great baby & children's market that we have every few months round here where mum's sell off their stuff so you can get some bargains. I have both boys and girls clothes (donated from friends in the past) in the loft so if we find out at 2nd scan we can at least sort them out and get rid of lots! Also kept maternity clothes but don't have loads and what i have is a bit worn out so may have to shop for a bit more... ;-)

When did you tell family/friends?? I'm not sure how long I can wait....maybe a few more weeks. OH was so strict with first baby (more anxiety/superstition perhaps being first time) and we waited till after 12wk scan. No way I can wait that long....

Twinklestarstwinklestars Mon 22-Apr-13 11:28:52

I'm nearly 28 weeks with dc3, currently have 2 boys, didn't find out this time, only 12 weeks to go! Am sick of being told I must want a girl, we would be happy whatever but the ds' would quite like another brother but will see. Got a def boys name but can't decide on middle name and think we've decided for a girl. Wish July would hurry up!

WentOnABearHunt Mon 22-Apr-13 12:01:32

i am 15 weeks with number 3. I have two boys... We are having a scan next week to see what gender it is (mostly cos its my OH's first and he is soooo excited and wants to see baby again, bless him smile). It both feels like it has been dragging by yet at the same time i cant belive i am 15 weeks already! pregnancy is odd like that lol smile

mumoftwoboysS Mon 22-Apr-13 13:35:17

oh god, just did one of those due date calculators and it worked out as 23rd December! I thought it'd be a January baby. Poor thing having an xmas birthday- oops!

beckie90 Mon 22-Apr-13 13:46:09

FW my boys are 4.4yrs and 2 today smile there will be 2.4yr gap between each of mine.

mumof2 ds1 birthday is on 20th of December he loves having it close to Christmas Haha I on the other hand find it a right pain in the bottom, lots of money all at once. And I told no one other then dp and his mum until 20wks, I was scared hmm xx

Twinklestarstwinklestars Mon 22-Apr-13 14:01:39

My ds2 was born 27th dec and I have to say I feel sorry for him, only us and a few friends and 1 uncle remembered or got him a card. He's only 3 at the moment so doesn't really understand but its not very nice for him, ds1 gets remembered by all family etc.

mumoftwoboysS Mon 22-Apr-13 15:30:55

oh no sad my other boys are Jan and March birthdays so all in winter time! And I found DC2's birthday hasn't really been remembered as much by friends- I guess once you have one kid the novelty wears off! Oh well, I can't do anything about it now! Maybe he/she will be really late!....

mumoftwoboysS Mon 22-Apr-13 15:31:44

Twinkle- I'm bracing myself too for all those -oh you must want a girl then- comments. I'm getting annoyed just thinking about it!

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Mon 22-Apr-13 16:00:48

<sticks head in door>

I'm 8 weeks with No3!
Very excited,and happy...with a side order of terror and dread. confused

shelley72 Mon 22-Apr-13 17:33:26

29 weeks here with DC3.
it will be fine.
i hope think.

holidaysdistantmemory Mon 22-Apr-13 19:47:46

Two dcs, 4 (ds) and 2 (DD) and I am pregnant with baby number 3 AND 4...twins!! Bet all of you are glad you avoided that curveball! 23 weeks and two more dd's! X

JamInMyWellies Mon 22-Apr-13 19:55:15

5wks with DC3. Scared & excited! DS' are 5&4 so had just got to the other side and started having a life again and now back to the beginning again. Also we were only ever having 2 so got rid of everything. Am hoping I do my normal and go 10 days over otherwise this one will be having a Christmas bday.

nicecupofteaplease Mon 22-Apr-13 20:01:19

holidays - WOW! I was convinced it was twins and must confess to breathing a sigh of relief that there was only one in there. I'm 17 weeks with number 3, with a 2 and 4 year old. Convinced I am a) much more enormous than the last two times and b) so much more tired. Wishing very hard for an easy baby. Also, I had a very very fast labour last time, so am a little bit scared that I might end up having an accidental home birth which would be NOT GOOD.

holidaysdistantmemory Mon 22-Apr-13 20:27:38

My last one was also v fast, 20 mins, so hope not to unexpectedly drop twins in

Twinklestarstwinklestars Mon 22-Apr-13 20:43:45

holidays and nicecup I was only in labour 20 mins last time too, I live 45 mins from hospital and my cervix was soft already when I went into get checked last week so the consultant has already said she thinks it'll be super fast this time. Ds went into shock and had fluid on his lungs cos it was so fast so I have already spoken to them about induction but will hopefully get an answer next time I go at 30 weeks as I don't want to be home alone with 2 dc if dp is at work and go into super fast labour if I can help it!

mumoftwoboysS Mon 22-Apr-13 22:13:22

Another 5 weeker JamInMyWellies- yay! And an 8 weeker (hello Upthefrigginduff!)- I don't feel so 'new' now ;-) And holidays- I haven't had a scan yet so...(gulp) it could be twins...

A few fast births - my last one wasn't that quick (around 2 hours?) but I was a little late in realising I should be at hospital so after a crazy fast drive to hospital I gave birth...on the walkway just outside the door- d'oh!

this time I'm going to leave a LOT earlier!!... Wow 20 mins is very fast- my sister in law had a labour 20 mins long but baby was fine.

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