Thanks for starting the new thread bobster and to all of you for the private messages. Haven't been on for a day or two but was hoping we wouldnt drift apart.
I've been feeling bad about the last thread inadvertently upsetting people, sounds like people complained. Yes we are pregnant now but there were months and months where we weren't so hope that if anyone actually started reading it from page 1 they would gain some hope. Nice to hear from Johnson girl and Mallerm that it was the case I guess without new posts going to it, it will just sink to the bottom never to be seen again. Oh well, just glad we haven't lost contact.
So happy for you Mlm, your bean has a baby shape already, amazing how quickly they grow and take shape. When are your next appointments/scan. Not long until you are 12 weeks!
Bobster, how come still a papaya? That's really uncreative of that website! Great news your work doc will do you a free scan and so exciting you are off to buy stuff this weekend! What is on the list to get this weekend? Did you have your 24 week appointment yet?
Think I've been feeling a little bit movement again but still not 100% sure it really is. 2 weeks to go until my anomaly scan I'm a sweet potato today
Mrs phez, great the lines are getting darker when will you schedule your booking in appointment for? I went at 10 weeks and got told that was a bit too short notice to get the NT test scheduled in time.
Any Brixton hicks yet mackjess? Have you got many stretch marks?
Oh yay on the movement Jane! I remember I wasn't sure either at first but as it happens more and more i'm sure you'll be reassured its baby. Its a weird feeling isn't it. Felt like spasms almost to me at first. A sweet potato is pretty big so no wonder you're starting to feel baby. What date is your scan again? Its early July isn't it?
I've yet to make a list, I think we're going to get some of the bedding we saw as its expensive so going to try and spread it out over the next 3 months so its not such a shock to the bank account. When do you think you'll start buying things Jane? 24 week appointment was fine. She said my blood pressure is up a little from last time so we'll keep an eye on it but nothing else to report. She used the doppler again which was nice. Antenatal class is on the 2nd July but I forgot to ask what it involves- and OH isn't allowed to come because of numbers (how rubbish!!!).
Omg, 2nd July is next week- crazy. Yes, shame OH can't come- do you make him watch one born every minute when it's on?
Scan is Friday 12 July so ages yet have been comparing my beans skull to other people that know for sure what theirs are and I def think girl now. I do think yours has a boy skull. Have you decided on a name for a boy? I'm thinking Sophie Amelia as the first and middle name if I get a girl.
Spasms are definitely the best way to describe it! So maybe it is her moving- so exciting
Oh no on blood pressure- at least you can easily check that at work yourself couple times a week?
My BP was up at one appt, but I think it was because I scheduled it too close to lunch time so I was hungry. Hope yours is good next time.
I felt the same way about the thread. Since it was in my favorites I completely forgot about it being in the TTC area! I'm glad we were positive for some of the ladies tho.
So far NO SIGN that Finn is ready to escape. He is head down, but at my last scan he was loitering around up high and over to one side still. Head NO WHERE near close to the exit. Darn it. He hasn't dropped, I haven't lost any plug or had a single cramp. ARGH. And I hurt, I'm ready! I guess he is just too fat and happy where he is at. This morning I woke up and there was a spot of blood in my undies and I got so excited because when you start to lose your plug, it can come out a little at a time and can be brown. Then I realized it was just because I groomed the lady garden when I showered last night, I was totally going blind because you can't see over your belly, and I must have nicked myself a bit.
So far the only stretch marks I have are on my lower back hip area, and just got a few on my upper thigh. But both are in areas that will be almost covered by my bikini bottoms. My best friend told me she didn't know she had stretch marks on her lower belly til AFTER her birth tho. They were too stretched out to show up. Hope that doesn't happen! But those seemed to fade pretty fast for her so maybe since they weren't there long?
Ooooh Mack he's just so comfy in there he doesn't want to come out! I had to lol about your grooming the lady garden comment. I am already starting to struggle to do that too. Got to be careful as it could be nasty eek.
Sounds like you may have escaped the stretch marks! I hope they don't come after too. Didn't you say you aren't really prone to them anyway though so thats got to work in your favour? Did you get that line down your tummy that a lot of pregnant ladies get? I don't seem to have got it yet but maybe because my bumps not too stretched out yet.
Jane I know I thought girl straight away when I saw your babes skull. I think the forehead is more curved when you have a girl, but when you have a boy its straighter. I wonder if I will see my boys willy when I have the scan at 26ish weeks. Oooh I'm excited for a little man, but would love a girl at some point as don't want to be completely out numbered!
MLM and Phez do you have any preferences? I'd love one of each the best.
He's just had a kicking fit and I managed to record a bit of it on my phone camera. Can you upload video's on here?
I'll be bouncing on my birth ball more tonight, my back had been too sore! Also started drinking red raspberry leaf tea and taking evening primrose this week. I'd really prefer he show up on his own! Walking more is out as it makes my ankles just get too big and painful. Even if I'm in the air conditioning, it's just so humid out I get hot when I walk too much.
No idea if you can post video on here. I recorded it for my niece and nephew once. They love all the stuff, which is cute since they are 9 and 10. Love that they are so excited about meeting their cousin.
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