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April 2023 - We’re nearly half way! ✨ 🍼

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Cuppasoupmonster · 03/11/2022 19:01

New thread! Hopefully this one will see us through 20 week scans and crossing the halfway point! πŸ’•

As ever if you’re missing from the list give me a shout and I will add you:

Cuppasoupmonster second baby 7th (induction 37w) πŸ’–
Milkandfenty third baby 1st πŸ’›
Searchingtheskies second baby 2nd πŸ’›
Biscuitsplease first baby 2nd πŸ’–
Chocolat first baby 3rd πŸ’›
Bluebubbles12 second baby 4th πŸ’›
Erber third baby 4th πŸ’›
CariadBB first baby 5th πŸ’›
Skylark1990 second baby 7th πŸ’›
Melissa2023 first baby 8th πŸ’™
Tubbytele second baby 14th (CS 39w) πŸ’›
Alwaysseeingstars first baby 9th πŸ’›
Lj2022 first baby 10th πŸ’–
Emeal123 second baby 11th πŸ’™
DBS94 first baby 11th πŸ’™
tattlytote second baby 12th πŸ’›
Bernesemum first baby 12th πŸ’›
Lid88 second baby 13th πŸ’›
Ncbn first baby 14th πŸ’™
Kennadams fourth baby 16th πŸ’›
Margo34 second baby 16thπŸ’›
Aliceinslumberland first baby 16th (CS 39w) πŸ’™
Appleandcheese first baby 18th πŸ’›
Xalexandra first baby 20th πŸ’›
Piggybean first baby 20th πŸ’›
Tropicana1 second baby 20th πŸ’›
Puddingbear 27th (CS 39w) πŸ’›
Springblooms08 first baby 21st πŸ’›
Hannah223344 first baby 21st πŸ’™
Gilm0reGirl second baby 21st πŸ’›
Pommy1 first baby 22nd πŸ’–
Deek88 second baby 24th πŸ’›
Marshmallowmountain first baby 25th πŸ’–
LauraA31 first baby 26th πŸ’›
Peachesthecat third baby 26th πŸ’›
Allfurcoatnoknickers second baby 28th πŸ’–
Limoncelloo 29th March second baby πŸ’–
MamaMenna second baby 30th πŸ’–

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PuddingBear · 04/11/2022 11:30

@bluebubbles12 I thought that too! They’re not usually bothered about inconsistent movements until after 24 hours at least so sounds like a good team.

PuddingBear · 04/11/2022 11:31

Weeks not hours 🀨

Cuppasoupmonster · 04/11/2022 11:32

Midwife is doing a home visit not far from me so will be popping round shortly. Pretty sure baby’s wedged themselves in at an odd angle as I’ve had what I think are movements but in a different place.

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cheekysausage · 04/11/2022 11:51

Checking in. Should be able to give you πŸ’™πŸ’™ or πŸ’–πŸ’– as I have my gender scan this afternoon!

Gilm0reGirl · 04/11/2022 11:59

@cheekysausage exciting! Looking forward to the update πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’™

I've been feeling flutters and bubbles but nothing consistent. Second baby so I've been told you can feel them earlier then your first but I've been so Ill since last Friday I've hardly felt anything, all the coughing getting in the way! But I've felt them today which is nice.

@Cuppasoupmonster hope the Doppler goes well, it's nice to hear them when you're a little worried.

Cuppasoupmonster · 04/11/2022 12:13

All fine, the midwife just popped round, took her a while to find the heartbeat but it was there nice and healthy. She thinks she’s wedged herself in at an odd angle and that my placenta is probably anterior this time as the Doppler picks it up so easily! πŸ’“ Feel much better now.

Good luck cheekysausage im still calling pink πŸ˜‰

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PiggyBean · 04/11/2022 15:05

I just posted on the old thread just now, oops πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

@Cuppasoupmonster glad to hear baby is fine!
@cheekysausage how exciting! Hope the scan goes well

Longbin · 04/11/2022 15:12

@MamaMenna I had anterior placenta in my first pregnancy and this one too. This time I've felt faint kicks already at 18 weeks. Last one I was just over 24 weeks and barely felt them throughout. I would go for hours without feeling anything even at the end so ended up going for monitoring about 5 times. I think most people do feel them later though

Cuppasoupmonster · 04/11/2022 16:09

Yes I was so surprised at how much earlier I felt kicks this time! So, first time mums, don’t worry - it’s definitely not typical to feel them this early.

Just took Dd for her flu vaccine, she was so good so she’s watching Lego cartoons with some chocolate as a reward πŸ˜† got that Friday feeling and thinking I’ll have a chippy tea tonight! What are you all up to this weekend?

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alwaysseeingstars · 04/11/2022 16:24

@Cuppasoupmonster oh bless her, not nice to have the vaccine even as an adult! We're off to some fireworks tonight and now fancy the idea of picking up food from the chippy on the way home πŸ˜„
@cheekysausage hope the scan went well!

Cuppasoupmonster · 04/11/2022 16:30

We were going to do fireworks but last time was a nightmare, the rec gets absolutely packed, you’re wading through mud, takes forever to get out again and DD usually has a tired tantrum on the way back from all the excitement. So we’re hoping to spot some from the windows this year 😬

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cheekysausage · 04/11/2022 16:36

All went well at the scan! Can confirm….πŸ’–πŸ’–!!! Two girls are on the way!

Cuppasoupmonster · 04/11/2022 16:39

I knew it Cheeky! Congrats πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ€

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Springblooms08 · 04/11/2022 16:44

Ahh congratulations @cheekysausage!! How exciting. I have my scan tomorrow to find out the sex, I cannot wait!

PiggyBean · 04/11/2022 17:03

@Cuppasoupmonster chippy for tea sounds so lovely πŸ˜‹
@cheekysausage congratulations πŸ’•

DBS94 · 04/11/2022 17:06

@cheekysausage yaaaaay!! Congratulations πŸ’•πŸ’•

DBS94 · 04/11/2022 17:08

Does anyone have knowledge of silver cross prams? My head is going to explode with all the info online πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

The pram centre have told me that they are phasing out the Wayfarer and the Pioneer and being replaced by the Reef and Dune. Is the Dune the replacement for wayfarer and Reef replacement for pioneer does anyone know?

We are looking for a sturdy pram as my in laws live on a farm so would be looking to go up and down the farm road! X

MamaMenna · 04/11/2022 17:26

Congrats @cheekysausage how exciting! Did you say they will be identical?

OttilieKnackered · 04/11/2022 17:27

I basically only ask for reassurance on this thread.

Im now a bit concerned about my lack of bump. I’m 18 weeks.

It looks tiny/non-existent compared to
others I’ve seen.

Is this in the bounds of normal?

Please forgive messy bedroom.

April 2023 - We’re nearly half way! ✨ 🍼
Springblooms08 · 04/11/2022 17:38

@OttilieKnackered that looks totally normal to me. I’m 16 weeks and don’t have a bump at all. Like you, I’m small framed so I assumed that was why!

DBS94 · 04/11/2022 17:43

@OttilieKnackered I'm the exact same as you! I have no bump at all and I'm 18 weeks on Tuesday - I just look bloated but definitely don't look noticeably pregnant. I was at a scan last Thursday and also today and baby is bouncing about and measuring fine. Every body is different x

OttilieKnackered · 04/11/2022 17:48

@DBS94 and @Springblooms08 thank you so much.

Especially you @Springblooms08 for saying I’m small framed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I bloody wish!

I wish I was one of those breezily optimistic pregnant women.

I had a MMC last year. Just the one so nowhere near what some have been through but I think it’s permanently taken away that pure wondrous excitement.

Biscuitsplease · 04/11/2022 17:55

Thank you for those that posted about reuseable nappies and wipes. My weekends worth of baby research is sorted!

Tropicana1 · 04/11/2022 18:11

@Skylark1990 I'm the same - love the idea of disposables but I bloody hate doing the washing as is, let alone being organised and efficient enough for all the extra loads, I'm so bad at it already without nappy washing too.

@OttilieKnackered I wouldn't worry! Everyone is different bump wise - this was me with my first at 21 weeks and was always slow to grow with it throughout (sadly looked like a food baby until well into the 3rd trimester 🀣) I didn't really retain much fluid at all though and after my C section and my daughter being out wasn't left with much bump whereas I think for people that retain more water the bump is bigger etc.

April 2023 - We’re nearly half way! ✨ 🍼
OttilieKnackered · 04/11/2022 18:21

Thanks to all the small bump ladies for the reassurance!

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