I had my 12 week scan a coupe of days ago! I was at 12 weeks 5 days and measuring spot on! Baby was 6.4cm and wiggling around. The nt measurement was good as well, 1.4mm. I asked the lady to guess the gender, she said she couldn't see anything there - now that could mean its a girl but could also mean a willy can still appear so she didn't really give me much of a clue. I managed to see a very quick inbetween the legs shot and I couldn't see an obvious willy, but I guess there is still time for one to develop so not going much on that.
Have been doing a lot of research on the nub theory and so far my scan pic leans more towards a girl. I feel like I'm having a girl now but that may be because all of these little hints have put it in my head lol! Dh said it looked like a girl, he doesnt know what he's looking for on the u/s - he just has a feeling.
Can't believe I'm 13 weeks, it feels so great to be at this stage! Only another 2.5-3 weeks and we can find out for sure if it's a girl or boy. Sister found out she is having a boy so if this is a girl she will get all my boy stuff
Here is my pic
It is such a clear pic, the best I've ever had at any scan! I'm so impressed with it!
I felt the baby move at 14 weeks exactly! It was a small tap on the lower left after of my tummy. Im 99% sure it was the baby! Then I felt it again yesterday, three small flicks that was definitely baby! I'm so pleased I am starting to get small movements it makes it all so much more real!
I have booked my gender scan too, its 8 feb! Only 9 days to go eeeek I can't wait!!
Not really much else to update on, I just wanted to mention about feeling baby
Yes, I had my scan today and decided to go by my old edd of one day earlier as I was measuring between 16w - 16w 4d. And like I said earlier, 1 day makes all the difference hahahaha!
Anyway, the big gender reveal!!
When we got there we had to wait for about 15 minutes, it seemed like forever! Ds2 was with us and he was showing off running around the sofas and playing peek a boo Dh's mum came with us too, so that was nice. Anyway, the lady finally called us in, and started scanning. She tried to see the gender shot but said she couldn't quite get the view. I was pretty sure from what I could see it was a girl but kept quiet incase I was wrong lol. Naught baby had the legs crossed too! The lady asked me to go and empty my bladder and see if we could get a better view. I was getting worried we wouldn't get a definite answer when I got back.
Anyway, she looked again, at all different angles and...................
IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like I said before, I genuinely wouldn't have minded what sex it was but I'm so happy for a girl
As soon as i got home i bagged up all my baby boy things for my sister. Normally that would make me sad seeing it all go but i know its going to a good home! She came round earlier and picked it all up but I still have more stuff to sort. I need to get it done ASAP as I need to room to get all my girl things, I have nothing so starting from scratch haha! I can't wait to buy all new bits, never done that with ds2 as we had everything we needed.
I was sad as we only have 2 bedrooms so I don't get to give the baby it's own decorated room. But, we are getting the boys bunk beds so I get to do their room all nice for them and I will 'pinkify' an area in our room where baby will be
Ds1 is all potty trained now, he's been so clever and got it all of a sudden bless him!
We have had a very busy weekend. We ordered toddler bunk beds for the boys last week and they arrived yesterday. Dh started putting them up in the afternoon and bil and his gf arrived an hour after we started so the men went and got the work done whilst us girls drank tea baby H has grown so much! They also announced they got engaged and will have their wedding around March/April time next year so we chatted weddings too .
They bought us a lovely pink girl dress and cardigan with a bonnet and a lovely pink blanket! This is added to my pink collection nicely lol.
I cleared out the final boy bits for my sister, we also gave her the toy chest we cannot fit in the bedroom anymore and one of the cots as we don't need two. That's made a lot of free space for us.
In the evening the four of us went out for a nice meal, it was a late one! Mum and dad had the boys for me so it was nice knowing I was going to have a night of undisturbed sleep, although I ended up getting up for a wee at 4am anyway! We had a nice lie in until 11am, not done that for a LONG time!! We then finished off tidying and moving the boys room around. Just need to wait for the mattress delivery tomorrow for the bunk beds and dh is going to fix a hand rail onto the wall to help ds1 climb up his steps. He is also going to assemble the bed guards I will buy tomo for extra safety, then we are complete! Well, nearly, once all the rubbish has been chucked out tomo eve.
I have my new Moses basket, I LOVE it:
I think I will get the matching bedding for the cot:
And I *may* paint the wall of the boys bedroom where the cot is starting pink for baby so she has her own little pink area when she goes onto their room. I'm undecided as to whether it will look silly. They have a lovely wall sticker/matching decoration which I could get too:
I have been also buying some lovely baby girl outfits during the week, and have been bought some lovely things too. C's mum got a lovely dress and cardigan with little socks, dh's sister got us a little 'born in 2013' vest,hat and big set, mum has got us a dress and top set, dress and leggings set, pack of pink baby gros and muslin squares, Kp got us a few sets but she will give them to us when baby arrives and sister has got us something which she will drop in during the week! Oh, and even my neighbour bought us some pink outfits too!! have been thoroughly spoilt!!
I don't even know what to start with as its been so long lol!
I've been having lots of movement, and even felt it from the outside by 19 weeks. I love the feeling of baby so so much, I will miss it when I've had her.
I had my 21 weeks scan on Thurs last week (was a few days late as I was 21w6d) and it went great. Dh and mum was with me. Baby was opening and closing her mouth and we could see her tongue moving, it was so cute! She also started sucking her thumb!
Everything looked normal and healthy so that was a relief and it was definitely confirmed girl again
Ds2 turned 2 last week too, he got lots of pressies and we had a little party for him with just close family. Then the four of us went to peppa pig world the following day. Unfortunately both boys got ill so they didn't enjoy it as much as they would have but still had a good time!
I have bought a few more bits for baby, some clothes, the steriliser and dh bought me the pram top I wanted to fit the double and single buggy. I also bought a lovely new swing as I wanted a bigger swing as well as the glider
Can't wait to see her in all her new baby things. And I so can't wait to do it all again! Remind me of this when I'm having no sleep!! I have been also thinking about the birth a lot lately. I really want to try again without the epidural and I'd love the idea of having the water birth I didn't get with Ds1, but I also compare how calm and relaxed Ds2's birth was due to the epidural. Plus I'm still terrified of things going wrong again. I guess I just have to take it as it comes on the day, I'll know what to do as it happens.
Ds2 starts his first day at nursery next week, he will be going on the same session as ds1. Can't wait to see his little face playing with all the other children!
Omg it's been 8 weeks since I last wrote here - naughty me!!
All going well, baby is moving lots all the time, rib pokes and kicks everywhere
I had my 3d/4d scan at 27 weeks, it was the best ever! Baby was yawning and sucking her thumb/hand, and we got lots of great pics. she was measuring around 2lb 4oz at that point! It seemed like I waited forever for that scan and now it seems like it was ages ago!!
We now have just about everything we need, only got three things left to buy, the Playmat, carrier and buggy raincover. And I've managed to put a nice amount of savings aside to help with maternity leave as I definitely want a year off.
I had my bloods done a couple of weeks ago and I'm mildly anaemic so need to get recheck in another couple of weeks after being on iron tablet - never got that with the boys! And the dr wants to check my glucose - got to fast for 10 hours booooo!
All my midwife checks have been normal with baby measuring spot on too.
Sister is due in 5 days! That is unbelievable! Baby has been measuring large though for the last few weeks, measuring about2-3 weeks ahead - hope she doesn't go overdue. We are all going for a meal next Friday if she hasn't had him by then!! They had a 3d/4d scan too at 30-something weeks but naughty baby didn't show his face.
J at work had her baby a couple of weeks ago too. Once sister pops then it will be C approx 3 weeks later, then my turn will soon come round! Whilst I want it to hurry up, I also don't, as I don't want to keep wishing this pregnancy away.
Can't wait to see what the boys do when they meet their baby sister
Sister had her baby, he was born 4 weeks ago yesterday! His name is Archie and he is so cute! Se ended up with a traumatic birth, just like I ha with Aaron she ended up with forceps and a nasty episiotomy she has also been suffering bad with piles. The doctors need to get them sorted as its so miserable for her. Se is breast feeding him and doing very well with it which has surprised me as she has never been one for breast feeding lol. Se had him one day after her due date so that was great!
C was due a week ago (by ovulation date) and still nothing! That puts our babies closer together. She has her induction date booked for Tuesday 25th June.
I finished work last week, LOVELY!!
I have started packing my hospital bag, I'm late doing it this time compared to the boys! I've also bought our Playmat and the bedding set - i got different ones than I originally wanted in the end as they were on sale at half price! I fitted the baby car seat into my car a few days ago as I needed to make sure all three seats would fit in the back which they do so. And I also got all my baby clothes washed and organised, need to start on bedding next. All my supplies are organised and tallied up, still need to stock up a little more though, the more the better - less cost for us whilst on leave.
This is the bedding I got in the end
I should have been ?86 but got it for ?43! I'm not going to paint the cot wall in the boys room pink as its more expense and she is likely to be in our bedroom for at least 5-6 months so it seems a little pointless really.
Our new sofas arrived last month too so we got the living room organised and spruced up, it looks much better with a lot less clutter so I'm really pleased with that. Once I hit the four-weeks-to-go mark I'm going to really blitz everything in the house ready and start cooking some dinners, I never done that before and I think it would have helped a lot more. I'm going to have a cook up day where I spend all day cooking and freezing dinners ready.
The birth? Think I am definately leaning toward avoiding the epidural this time and trying in the water again. It really scares me that things may head the way they did with Aaron but I think it will be less likely so trying not to worry too much
I have just about finished all my tidying/organising. Baby bedding is all washed, steriliser/bottles etc all set up, kitchen junk cupboard cleaned and organised, bedroom organised ready for co-sleeper and the last few bits bought. I have also finished packing the hospital bags aside from a few odds which can't go until we do!!
This Wednesday is going to be my cooking day.
C had her baby on 25th June! She ended up having to be induced. They started the process 24 June in the early evening and baby girl was born by 2.30pm the following day! She also ended up with a traumatic ventouse/forceps birth and episiotomy she is recovering well though so not too bad. Baby Maddison was 6lb 13oz!
Sister is doing well, Archie is over 6 weeks now! She has started introducing formula the last couple days as he isn't settling. He is starting to do cute little real smiles too!
I'm getting very uncomfortable now. My back aches so bad by the end of some days and I'm fed up of feeling so huge and akward. The Brixton hicks are uncomfortable, baby has also been digging real low the past couple of weeks, I can feel her scraping on my cervix and pushing right down. The weather has been too hot this weekend, I would normally love it but its making me so hot and sweaty ugh!!
Not long and I will get all this excess weight off!! I definitely look a lot bigger than I did with the boys at this stage - I, hoping its because its baby number 3 and not because she is huge!!
I saw the midwife yesterday, told her how low down baby is digging and she said it definitely looked like my bump had dropped. She measured me, I was 36cm two weeks ago and was measuring 36cm yesterday which shows baby has dropped. She also said the head was nearly fully engaged - she could only feel a tiny part! She wrote one fifths palpable on my notes. I don't think labour is coming with in the next week but maybe I'll be slightly early judging by this.
I started all my cooking yesterday, done some more today and I'm going to finish off tomorrow. It kind of made me want to hurry up after seeing the midwife!!
Think this hot weather has made it worse as I can't really enjoy it, I'm getting annoyed with having to have three showers a day lol. Thankfully today is cloudy and cooler, hope it stays that way.
I've been feeling a little on/off crampy since yesterday evening. I kept waking up half asleep waiting for labour to start but nothing so don't think it's happening yet
I had midwife at 38w 3d and she said she couldn't feel any head at all, it is completely engaged! I've been constantly on my ball and am going to give it a good to today too. I'm constantly on my feet/walking around most of the day dealing with the boys so I'm not sure what else I can do to move baby on, we've dtd a few times too, will do that again more closer to edd. Hopefully the midwife will do a sweep on Monday, although I'm not holding out much hope it will be successful as my cervix is still really high/posterior. That's worrying me even though I know it shouldn't, need to stop obsessing/checking.
Me and dh had a lovely day out yesterday taking the boys to the farm and having a picnic, it was nice to relax and not constantly think about when is this baby arriving!
I need to pack my last minute bits into my hosp bag today, I keep worrying about that too.
I set up the baby co-sleeper a few days ago as ds1 sleeps in our room a fair amount and I wanted to get him used to the idea of it being there and he isn't allowed to climb in it. It seems to have worked as he has lost interest in it now. All that's left to do is assemble the bouncer/glider/swing and sterilise bottles and dummies. Don't think we will do those until baby is home.
I can't remember if I said, but I finished ally cooking, there literally isn't an ounce of room left in the freezer - 50 dinners in total!! And I have been keeping on top of the washing every day! Mil is home on Weds for a couple of weeks so I'm hoping she will have the boys for me a few times to help and my mum said she will book some time off too.