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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 17:19 PM   131
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Hey mini, 1000 times the amount of dust sent by smawfl!!! Really hoping this is your month.

Smawfl, I've read that you can have LO sleep in the iCandy strawberry carry cot overnight. I'm trying to do some more research on this but if true - more of an incentive to get the strawberry!!! this will then hopefully eradicate the need of a Moses basket too?? What's your thoughts?

Pusscat, hope you manage to get your nursery sorted!! I'm just in the process of getting some fitted wardrobes in there - looking forward to decorating ours - I enjoy being creative!!

Afm - 20 week scan was amazing!! baba had muscles!! S/he had biceps! Even though team yellow, I was trying to spy but couldn't make out any dangly bits or not! Ha! Sonographer was great! Explained things so well and was really encouraging during measurements, saying things like perfect, lovely, I'm happy with that, etc!

Baba had his/her feet crossed at the bottom and clenched fists by their face!! Unfortunately, I have a low lying placenta. Although not covering my cervix, I have to go back for a rescan at 32 weeks! The midwife explained it all really well, and in 9/10 cases the placenta moves up. IF it doesn't, I'd need a c section... Plllleeeaaassseee move up placenta!!! I'm just so glad that lil baba is growing well. Can't wait to meet him/her!!

How's everyone else doing? All good I hope x



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 17:30 PM   132
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FSB I'm so glad your scan was such a great experience and that baby is doing well He/she will be delivering some mean punches soon with those muscles, I bet! Do you know how far from the cervix your placenta is? Mine was covering at 13 weeks and as of yesterday is 2cm away...I think if it stays at 2cm I would still have to have a section but I'm hopeful that it's moving in the right direction (I think 2.5 might be enough so not much farther to go). As you said, the vast majority of them do move up so I'm sure you will be fine! It will be cool to have that extra scan, too!

Wondering if any of you, particularly those who are slightly farther along, are beginning to feel slightly crowded...my bump isn't even that big but suddenly I'm having trouble bending forward at the hip! It was uncomfortable to put my shoes on this morning! I knew this was coming at some point but it's surprising to feel it so soon. I asked my due date group and none of them could sympathize yet, so for now I'm the only freak feeling it early



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2012, 03:58 AM   133
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Thank you SWE! I hope yours continues to move also - they didn't measure mine at the 12 week scan?

I initially thought I was getting kicks from the big bean, now I'm convinced they were punches!

And yes, I'm feeling slightly restricted in terms of bending over! I've only got a tiny bump really but I've always been lucky in having a small waist (and massive thighs - genetics) so I think it's really noticeable!

I go back to school on Monday but I've been so distracted with baby stuff, I've not done nearly enough work! Oh dear! I think the kids and my colleagues are going to think I ate all the Easter eggs as I didn't reveal my pregnancy to everyone before we broke up! I think my bump is more noticeable now... I'm prepared for all the banter and jokes!

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Old Apr 14th, 2012, 11:15 AM   134
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Minimoo - mega loads of !! Good to hear from you and really really hope this month is the month!

FSB - aw, your scan sounds like it went perfectly, appart from the placenta being low, but in terms of happy baby, it's all looking good I really hope my sonographer is nice and explains things properly! The last one we had was rubbish and I couldn't understand what all the baby bits were because he rushed through it all too quickly. Hopefully that was just because I was there for the NT scan. But still hope I get someone else!

We had a little look at prams in John Lewis today and we both liked the Icandy, I think it was and apple jogger. The main issue with prams will be fitting them in the boot of my car as my boot is tiny. So mustn't set my heart on a pram before measuring it up when folded. I hadn't considered having the baby sleep in the pram carrycot, but looking at the icandy web site, it says you can. Only trouble would be I wouldn't be able to fit the carry cot in my car boot

Seaweed - I can still bend over to put shoes on but it does feel somewhat uncomfortable now, it causes pressure and sometimes pain in my tummy so I've had to start sitting on the stairs to put my shoes on. You're not the only freak on here

FSB - I'm the same, back to school on monday and still not finished planning All my colleagues know but none of the children or parents. I'm going to announce it when we get back but not quite sure how I'm going to do it! Have you told your class? I think you teach older children than me so it might be different for you. I might take the scan photos in and show them, although not sure they'd understand the picture? Or maybe they would, it's quite clearly a baby. I'll start preparing myself for the easter egg jokes now!



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2012, 11:17 AM   135
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FSB - is your avatar photo still your old scan photo or is it a new one? Can we see your 20 week one if you have it?



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2012, 17:12 PM   136
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Hey Pusscat - hope you have a nice sonographer too. My 12 week one was a bit miserable and unfriendly. She took a rubbish picture and I had to ask for a clearer one - she tutted and snapped again! Ha!!

My class are 15-16 year olds leaving in 6 weeks! Part part !! More free time but more things to do also! I'll miss them. They were my first form so I've had them for five years!! One of my colleagues who I have told said they were asking her just before we broke up whether I was pregnant! How on Earth did they know!!?? Not even staff had clicked on!! I like the idea of showing them scan pics, I'll probably put them on my laptop and project them. We have a really good rapport so I know they'll be dead chuffed!

I will upload my 20 week pic tomorrow when I drag my laptop out (and actually start planning) ha!! I'm just awful for distracting myself!!!!!



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2012, 20:59 PM   137
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Hi ladies. WOW there is a lot to catch up on!

CONGRATS HM on the So happy for you!
Hard to believe how far along a lot of us are! Seems like it has flown by! Quick catch up.....second genetic screening came back and everything was fine with a risk for Downs at 1:9400 or so Have had a horrible UTI for the past few weeks but seems to be getting better slowly and m/s has finally slacked off for now atleast but the exhaustion has gotten pretty rough this past week. Also having some pinching pains in my lower abdomen which is suspected of being "round ligament pain" from my uterus growing. And last but CERTAINLY not least had my 18wk scan and we are having a...drum roll please.............................BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am now FINALLY starting to get SUPER excited and I think the mommy bug is finally starting to bite!! Was getting scared I wouldn't ever get really excited.....guess it just takes some a little longer than others

Ok well I won't take up any more of your time. So glad to hear all pregnant mommas are doing well and continued LUCK and to the ladies still TTC!
Oh, and here is a pick of my 18+6 bump! Starting to get a little bit of one lol



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Old Apr 14th, 2012, 21:38 PM   138
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Yayyyy a little boy!!! Congrats DS
I hope you feel all the way better soon!



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2012, 22:04 PM   139
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Thanks DS! Congrats on the little boy!



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2012, 11:51 AM   140
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Hi Girls, how's everyone doing today?

FeelSoBlessed - I don't think I'm going to get a carrycot. They don't stay in them very long and I prefer the moses basket for them to sleep in I think. (Much prettier ) I saw the iCandy Strawberry again yesterday (I think you're right they can sleep in the carrycot) and as much as I LOVE it I think it will be to heavy and bulky for my car Also, I can fold it down ok, but it always takes a couple of attempts So now my shortlist is:

iCandy Cherry
BabyStyle Oyster
Uppababy Cruz

Not actually seen the Cruz in real life so hoping to see it when it comes in stock at the Baby shop or at the BabyShow!

Glad the scan went well! Hope the placenta moves, I'm sure I read it often does

Seaweed - I'm definitely starting to feel more aware of the bump... putting socks on is difficult and it's there when I'm at the table eating! Goodness knows what it'll be like when I'm bigger!! So yep, definitely sympathise!!

DS0910 - so good to see you! Glad the screening went well and congrats on the boy news!!! I have pullings occasionally too. Glad you're feeling excited and the bug has hit

Here's a bump piccie of me yesterday at 17 weeks!



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