Bursting at the seams..

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Rame, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Rame

    Rame Mom to Alexa, preggy w #2

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    Hi ladies! I’ve been lurking since my first trimester (I’m now 19 weeks) and I think this forum is great! You ladies are an awesome support group! I’m a first timer on the pregnancy train so I really appreciate all the sharing and support I’ve been seeing on this forum. I thought I could keep on being a lurker, but after I got our 18-week scan, I just cannot contain myself! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    We are having a gurl and our very first child (and probably only one!) at that! I’m attaching the u/s pics – they’re so clear and she’s adorable! :cloud9: :cloud9: I’ve always wanted a daughter cause I have three brothers and no sister, so I’m ecstatic! I’m in mid-30’s so we were thinking of sticking to just one child.

    I was feeling pretty depressed during my whole first trimester cause I was feeling sick and tired all the time, throwing up everyday, etc. Even though the pregnancy was planned, like Neecee, I felt like I had no control over my body, like ‘something’ was overtaking it, some sort of a ‘parasite’… I know, not the most romantic notion for a mother-to-be to have, but that’s how I felt and I didn’t want to pretend otherwise. It didn’t help at all that the early ultrasound pictures didn’t show much of a human form!

    Anyway, it’s true what they say though that in time, the baby grows in you, literally and figuratively. When I saw the 18-week scan pictures, she seems more real to me now, and I’m actually feeling an attachment now. Not to say that there are no days when I feel like s#it and I still hate some of the not-so-good pregnancy symptoms, and I still have my ups and downs, but at least now they’re more bearable because our LO makes them worth it.

    Sorry for rambling. I just wanted to introduce myself (and our little one) and wish everyone a happy pregnancy. I look forward to chatting with you wonderful ladies! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
     

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  2. pinkmac85

    pinkmac85 Mom & pregnant with #2

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    So glad to hear you are enjoying pregnancy!! I find the farther along I get the more exciting it becomes!!
    Your scan pics are fantastic!! I'm so glad you had a good experience as mine was pretty darn crappy!!
    Have you thought of any names for your princess yet!?
     
  3. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    :hi: Welcome and congrats on your pink bump!
     
  4. mrs shine

    mrs shine Well-Known Member

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    Hello & welcome
     
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    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    welcome & congrats. These little abdominal parasites really grow on you, huh? :cloud9:
     
  6. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    Hello!

    Welcome aboard! I'm a thirty-something first time mum too. It's just all such a rollercoaster isn't it?

    X
     
  7. Rame

    Rame Mom to Alexa, preggy w #2

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    Thanks! Sorry yours didn't turn out well. Maybe you'll have another scan?

    Abou the name, before I got pregnant we really loved the name Evie. But then as soon as I got pregnant, I really started to want to give her a second name of Ruby, from my mom. She passed away 5 years ago and she was my universe for the longest time. And soo....Evie Ruby doesn't sound very.. erm.. harmonious. So we're thinking of either Alexa Ruby or Alexis Ruby. First name could still change but I'm pretty adamant about using my mom's name as her second.
     
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    porkpie1981 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats and welcome
     
  9. Rame

    Rame Mom to Alexa, preggy w #2

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    Thank you! Yup, they sure do grow on ya lol :happydance:
     
  10. pennysbored

    pennysbored Well-Known Member

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    Your scan pics are great. Welcome to baby and bump, btw.
     
  11. Rame

    Rame Mom to Alexa, preggy w #2

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    Thank you! I thought they turned out great, too. It was definitely more than what I was expecting. I have to laugh at the first pic though.. hubby calls it her lil alien pic :rofl: :rofl:
     
  12. pinkmac85

    pinkmac85 Mom & pregnant with #2

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    I love your name choices!! Very pretty!!!
     
  13. Rame

    Rame Mom to Alexa, preggy w #2

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    Thanks!! I wanted a female name that sounded like someone who had a strong character. I love strong-willed women (though I'd probably regret it once she starts being stubborn with me LOL).

    Had it been a boy, we would have named him Rowan Charles, with Charles named after hubby's dad who also passed away just last year.

    Do you have a name for your LO yet?
     
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    codex Well-Known Member

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    congrats and welcome. I think that is very sweet to name her second name after your mom. My son has both of his great grandfathers first names as they both were amazing men. One was able to meet him the other we sadly lost when I was a child.
     
  15. pinkmac85

    pinkmac85 Mom & pregnant with #2

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    If it's a boy we like Ethan and if its a girl we have two. 1) Lee-Anne or 2) Khloe but I'm sure we will change our minds a million times over lol
     
  16. sammie18

    sammie18 Mommy to Allison

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    Welcome!! And congrats on your princess!!! :)
     
  17. AnnaBanana9

    AnnaBanana9 Mummy

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    Welcome, and congratulations on your pink bump! I'm so glad you've jumped in and started posting :hug:

    Your u/s photos are so lovely... thank you for sharing them with us!
     

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