@ruby so sorry to hear that hun I know how much you wanted a boy. Dont let your family make you fel bad though they should just be happy that the blessing of another beautiful healthy little baby is coming into the world, try and keep your chin up hun
@micromonkey I think possibly a boy because this pregnancy does feel very different to when i was pregnant with my dd but really not sure, all my friends and family seem to think its a girl which I would be more than happy with, although dp wants a boy lol, dont they always! Yes i'm due on 4th September but was a week early with dd so could even be end of August!
@minieggs thank you its been not as bad today but still the same manager huffing and puffing at everything I do and say and barely uttering a word to me all day, you'd think your female managers would be more understanding but they seem worse!
@dmari3 welcome hun and congratulations when in September are you due? Yep dont even know if I'll work as close to my due date as I was going to if things carry on the way they are may go on mat leave sooner
So i reached 16 weeks yesterday which I was really happy about, dont know why but I was really worried about not getting to 16 weeks when i first fell pregnant so feels like another little milestone very excited about my gender scan on saturday morning just keeping my fingers crossed that they'll be able to tell on the day and not make me go back in a week or something, the wait will kill me lol! Midwife appointment is a week today and then 20 week scan on the 17th april, its all going on at the min!
@ruby when is your 20 week scan? at least they should be able to tell you for definite at that one, big hugs to you hope you're ok
@Dmari ahh we're almost due date buddies!
Please everyone keep your fingers crossed for me that baby behaves him/herself at the gender scan tomorrow and lets mummy and daddy know what we're having, I'll let you all know what happens. Hope you all have a lovely weekend
hi dmari, welcome, the more the merrier
tali- i'm glad work was better yesterday. i agree you would think a female boss might be more understanding! oh yes hope baby o-operates tomorrow, how exciting, report back please x
ah thats lovely tali x 6 weeks til we find out, not doing a private scan but not too long to wait x
Hi all! Awww glad it went well Tali. Blue shopping how exciting. Think I the only one on here not finding out the sex of my baby. Oh well we will all have to wait for the surprise. Hope everyone else's scans go to plan and you find out if its a blue or pink baby!!! Can I just ask we really don't want to know what we arehaving so do we need to state that when we go in for our 20wk scan????????
Normally they do the scan as normal and then at the end the sonographer will ask if you want to know or not. My 20 week scan is 2 may! And we wil hopefully be finding out!!
Thanks everyone still cant believe it! We've done some shopping now too, paid a deposit on the pram and car seat and bought the moses basket and stand, a steriliser and some bottles and a few outfits, thats made it all seem so real!
@tulip i wish i had your willpower as it would have been a lovely surprise but I just couldnt wait that long, i didnt even make it to 20 weeks lol! I think you should specify just incase they accidentally give it away during the scan but I think snugglenush is right that they normally ask you at the end
whats new with everyone and what appointments/scans etc have we got coming up in ther next few weeks?
I have a 16 week midwie app tomorrow and my 20 week scan is 2 may!! Pretty certain they will say boy!!! Which I would very happpy with (already have a boy) - but huby convinced it's a girl. I would be very shocked if it was though (also very happy though of course).
So far my Gran has bought some white newborn outfits and I couldn't resist a white pramsuit in the next sale - got it in up to 1 month. .. but wish I'd bought newborn cos it looks a bit big and my DS was a tiddler! I'm just waiting for 20 week scan so can start buying other things - don't need a pram etc cos still have a good quality one from DS in a neutral colour - but need a new moses basket and stuff.
Baby been moving since 13 weeks!! I thinksome of it is gas lol but some of it is definitely baby. I would say I feel it at least once a day - sometimes its quite active!! And if I put my hand on my belly - it's like my belly is full of energy and movement if you know what I mean. I think i've got a lively one in here!!
tulip sometimes sonographers just say he or she anyway regardless of the actual gender so i think just say we dont want to know as soon as you get there to avoid any confusion!
ruby and sn hope your mw appts go well today and tomorrow
last night i beame aware of my uterus in my tummy if that makes sense, wouldn't say felt baby yet
oh it does feel more real with people buying bits, after our 20 week scan i will get a few bits too. My friend is giving us her moses basket as needed another, other than that the only big thing we need is a new monitor as ours broke. If bump is blue would need clothes eventually after growing out of my many newborn neutral babygros!
snugglenush a snowsuit is a good call, i don't have a newborn one as my dd was a summer baby
are we all feeling ok now? as long as i get a good sleep i feel pretty ok most days now
@ruby not long to go until your 20 week scan now, will keep fingers crossed for you that they may have got it wrong. I've been feeling the fluttery feeling for the last 2-3 weeks now and sometimes it does seem a bit stronger than other times but nothing really definite yet. Hope your midwife appointment goes well today
@snugglenush i hope your midwife appointment goes ok tomorrow, you may be surprised with your scan I was convinced I was having a girl but very much not lol. I wonder if half of my movements are gas as well, cant wait for those definite kicks when you really feel them
I have my 16 week midwife appointment on Thursday (although am 17 weeks tomorrow lol) and 20 week scan on 17th April which is now starting to drag lol.
Ive had really bad headcahes on and off for about a week now which is pants! Ive suffered with headaches since I was a child myself but dont remember having any when I was pregnant with DD, I googled it on my lunch break today to try and reassure myself it was normal and took me to loads of sites saying it was a sign of pre eclampsia, had a freak out!!
Will be very happy when DS arrives so at least this part of the worrying can stop but we've still got months left!!
On the plus side my maternity leave is sorted! I finish officially on 2nd August which is a Friday but have lots of holiday left to take so am taking all that week off so will really finish the Friday before that, 4 months to go and counting!!
TC everyone xx