Due in September/October/November 2018

Hello! Just thought I would start a thread and hopefully lots of people will join soon ๐Ÿ˜Š

I will start a list of due dates:

Regina EDD - 13/09/18 - Team pink

MrsYoung EDD - 19/09/18

Michelle EDD - 23/09/18

LouB EDD - 08/10/18

FunkyBride (me!) EDD - 19/10/18

Willow EDD - 7/11/18 

CeeCee EDD - 11/11/18

FutureMrsD - 30/11/18




  • WillowWillow Posts: 63

    Hi Funkybride


    I hope I can join this thread:

    EDD 7/11/18

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    Hi Willow! Yay someone to join me! Congratulations! How are you doing? I will add you to the list of due dates :)

  • Hi ladies, I would like to join if that's Ok? Still saying tentatively even though I'm now 12 weeks- the anxiety is real! I'm due middle of September, had a scan last Friday but I was too early so have another one for a week tomorrow so hopefully get exact dates then :) xx

  • WillowWillow Posts: 63

    Im doing good, tentative at the minute as just found out, I think I am about 4 weeks.

    Feeling sick already and exhausted. I can smell Everything and have such an aversion for tomatoes! 

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    Welcome Regina :) I’ll put your EDD on when you know. 

    Are these your first babies?

    This will be my third! I’m starting to think I’m mad going for three but I always imagined a big family.

    Willow I’m about 6 weeks and have felt rubbish for the last week. I’m so tired and grumpy and my smell is so sensitive (doesn’t help when I’m changing nappies!) I haven’t been sick but just feel like yuck, not hungry but if I don’t eat I feel worse. I had the booking in appointment with the midwife yesterday Which went well. I asked her about the harmony test (blood test which has a better accuracy for chromosome disorders) which I’m considering because I’m 34 now, although it does cost £390!

    Glad we’ve actually got a thread going now :) x



  • WillowWillow Posts: 63

    Yes this is my first. Perhaps quite early but I just had a feeling.

    Im also the same, not really hungry at all, trying to eat at points but nothing is really hitting the spot and I dont like it.

    I called Maternity at the hospital for my booking appointment today and it said they get back in touch within 7 days so just a waiting game.

    What sort of things do they go through at your booking in appt? 

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    Willow - it’s quite a long appointment, they go through your medical history and for me they went through previous pregnancies etc. Tell you what you can/can’t eat. Asked my husband if he was the father (my midwife said they secretly call this the Jeremy Kyle section!) took a urine sample and tested it and you get weighed and measured. They give you a leaflet with all of the appointments on that you’ll have throughout your pregnancy (you’ll have more than me as it’s your first). Then discuss options on home birth or which hospital you can go to in your area for the birth, and also about breastfeeding/labour classes they offer, so it’s fairly thorough. 

  • Thanks Funky! Yes this is my first also :)

    I have actually had limited to no symptoms at all until this week and even then it is only nausea and bloating so no sickness or anything. I've always wondered if the stories are true about people who think they have a sore stomach then all of a sudden  are giving birth on the kitchen floor but actually if my pregnancy stays like this I can kind of see how it happens ๐Ÿ˜‚ especially if you weren't trying at all! My periods were light before and I've still had random spotting- one incident lasting three weeks so would have definitely put that down to a light af if I hadn't tested. 

    Hope you are both well xx

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    Haha Regina, I recently watched a programme called ‘I didn’t know I was pregnant’ and wondered how anyone wouldn’t know until they were giving birth! I can understand maybe not knowing for the first few months but once baby starts to kick there’s no mistaking a little foot pushing out!

    Im ok but fed up of this weather already! I’ve got an 18 month old and 3 year old and it’s too cold and windy to go out so I’m starting to go stir crazy. That along with me being tired and grumpy isn’t a good mixture ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • WillowWillow Posts: 63

    Same, the weather is driving me crazy. We have snow days, but there's nothing to do!

    Regina-I've always thought the same! I really dont get it?

    Got some light cramping today so just trying to take it easy.

    At what point did you tell your parents (if you have yet?) Did anyone get an early scan? They offer them literally down the road from me, but they are £70. I'm all for it but hubby feels that it's not necessary and we could spend the money on the baby, which I understand. 

  • Yes that's true, probably as I get further on I will change my stance ๐Ÿ˜‚ aw Funky that's rubbish, they must be demented being cooped in! 

    I've had a few scans Willow! We got an early one when I was about 6 weeks and it was good to put my mind at rest as I was worrying about ectopic, chemical you name it! I then had another one as id been spotting a lot at about 8 weeks and then had one last week which we thought was my 12 week one but actually dated me at 11 so have another next week ๐Ÿ™ˆ 

    I told my mum and dad right away as my husband was getting bored of my baby chat ๐Ÿ˜‚ he has been very nervous also and didn't want to get too excited until everything was confirmed as ok. 

    I don't really mind the snow days but I have so much I could be getting on with in the house but don't have the energy so the lack of productivity is frustrating me! Xx

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    If you need reassurance willow then have a scan, I’d probably try and wait until 7-8 weeks if you can as you should be able to hear a heartbeat by then too :)

    We haven’t told anyone, I’m going to try and wait until my 12 week scan I think.

    Yes the snow is driving me crazy, it doesn’t help that my husband works nights to do with the gritting so he’s out all night and asleep all day! Its not snowing now so at least my eldest can go in the garden today if he’s wrapped up thank goodness, there’s only so much Peppa Pig and colouring in I can stand ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • WillowWillow Posts: 63

    Thanks ladies, I think it's definitely worth it, but trying to hold out for around 6-7 as I was thread hopping on the June/July thread and heard that was the best time for heartbeat.

    Hubby is in work but I have snow days, doing some work from home but I'm so the same Regina-haven't got the energy to do anything!

    We are telling our parents next weekend and hubby's brother. It's going to be apt as it's mothers day, and hubby's brother and fiancee will be there too, they are expecting at the end of the month so it'll be quite exciting. Always thought I would wait till 12 week scan but hubby is too excited, he'll burst before then! 

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    How are you both ladies?

    Im 7 weeks today and have to say I feel rubbish, so deathly tired and I hate not enjoying food and feeling sick but never being sick (just burp a lot!) My hubby says I’m so grumpy which I agree with! Fingers crossed it eases off in a few weeks! 

    My mum knows im pregnant but that’s it, I’m going to hold out from telling anyone else until I’ve had a scan so I feel a bit more confident (I think thats just because I’ve had a mc before so I’m v wary) x

  • Hi Funky! I'm not feeling great today either, after me saying last week about the lack of symptoms as well.

    Just feel really nauseous although not actually been sick and horribly bloated. Can't seem to get comfy at night either so my sleep is disturbed but don't even know if that's related haha. Don't know how you do it with two LOs to look after! 

    I understand why you would be reluctant to share just now, I always thought i would wait until the 12 weeks too but I couldn't hold it haha! Not done a Facebook announcement or anything though, just my work and family/ close friends. Are u going to book an early scan or anything? Xx

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    I’m not sure how I’m coping with two LOs either ๐Ÿ˜‚ and also im finding it really hard to sleep even though I’m shattered which is driving me bonkers.

    Im considering booking the harmony (NIPT) test which does also include a scan but I think that’s maybe when I’m 10 weeks. Just need to call up and arrange it

  • WillowWillow Posts: 63

    Hi ladies,

    Im good here, entering week 5 and feeling really sick in the morning, before I get up, after breakfast and mid morning. Not actually sick but all the heaving  but only lasts a few minutes , I really understand morning sickness now!

    Waiting on maternity to call me for my booking in appointment , they say max 7 working days, so that should be this week. Persuaded hubby into getting an early scan too, so need to book that.

    We have only told my brother in law and my best friend. My parents are getting told this weekend, as it is part of their mother's day present so I hope that will be a nice surprise! 

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    That will be a nice surprise for them willow :)

    I’m starting to feel v bloated and my jeans hurt when I do them up! I’ve got maternity jeans from before but I don’t want to start wearing them yet as it’s too early lol. Oh and just a tip for maternity clothes, h and m do the best casual clothes and their jeans are really comfy :)

    I phoned up about booking my harmony test and the lady was very helpful. Told me everything they test for and they will even tell you the gender if you want to know. All in all costs £350, it’s a lot but I think I want piece of mind.

    Hope the next few weeks go quickly for us so that the sicky feelings wear off!!

  • LouBLouB Posts: 1,129

    Hi everyone, I didn’t realise this group had been set up, so sorry for not stopping by earlier! 

    I‘m due in early october-9 weeks today in fact! We had two early scans at the early pregnancy unit due to bleeding in week 4 and week 5. Luckily after a missed miscarriage in late October at my 12 week scan, everything showed as fine on the scans, with just a small area of bleed. Had a private scan yesterday and all is looking good thankfully! Baby measuring 9 weeks exactly, wriggling around and we heard heartbeat which was amazing!

    With you on feeling sick - I’ve had nausea since about week 5 and the last couple of weeks have been particularly tough. its just so crap feeling terrible all the time at work and not being able to tell anyone! 

    Thanks for the maternity wear tips Funky - my friend said the same about H&M. I’m really excited about getting to that stage after last time. Currently sat at hospital waiting to do blood test during lunch break ๐Ÿ™„

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    Hi Lou :) what’s your EDD? I’m glad your scan went well yesterday :) Hearing the heartbeat is amazing isn’t It!

    Ive just had the date for my nhs scan which is on the 5th April so not too far away. I’ve also got to have an appointment with a consultant because I had my last baby at 36+6 (1 day before considered full term) which technically classes him as premature lol. I remember the midwives said it would have been much easier for them if I’d held on for another 8 hours as it’s less paperwork and they don’t have to keep testing babies blood sugar! Anyway I imagine they’ll just say I don’t need to be classed as high risk when I’ve had the appointment.

  • LouBLouB Posts: 1,129

    It’s currently 9th October but imagine that could change after the 12 week scan. I’m still very scared about another missed miscarriage so really want the 12 week scan to hurry around. Jealous you already have your appointment date - not got mine yet! Midwife said I should get it this week...

    Aww thats so close to being ‘full term’! Yes I’m sure they’ll say that. How old are your little ones now?

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    Yes I’ve had my scan letter through quite quickly to be honest! Its very normal to be scared after what you’ve been through with a missed miscarriage but it’s all looking good with you having seen the heartbeat already. I always get nervous when I’m 6 weeks as that’s when I had a previous miscarriage.

    I have two boys, a 3 year old and an 18 month old so I’m really going to have my hands full with a baby too!! I must be mad but I’m from a big family and always wanted at least three.

  • LouBLouB Posts: 1,129

    Yeah I hope so. I need to step away from google and reading all the stories of people who had missed miscarriages after seeing heartbeat ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    Oh wow, you sure will have your hands full! Lots of fun too though I’m sure x

  • LouBLouB Posts: 1,129

    Scan date through - 29th March so three weeks to go eek! Hows everyone feeling?

  • Hi Lou! How exciting about your scan and not too far away. You ladies are so patient waiting on dates coming through, when I called to make a booking appointment I got the date for that and for the 12 week scan there and then.

    I have my repeat dating scan tomorrow, excited and also very nervous! Glad I've only one more sleep and hopefully have a due date to add tomorrow.

    I've been invited on a night out with my friends in a few weeks, I'm happy to go and all just stick to water/ juice however just wondering what people's thoughts were on the non alcoholic drink? Becks, kopperbergs the like? I keep seeing mixed reviews so a bit scared to try.

    Also- folic acid. Do we take this all the way through or just to 12 weeks? I've just continued taking them as I'm unsure. 

    Wow Funky, you do have your hands full ๐Ÿ™ˆ it must be amazing though and will be lovely having them grow up being so close. 

    Hope you're well also Willow xx

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    Good luck for your scan tomorrow Regina! 

    Ive always carried on taking pregnacare tablets all of the way through pregnancy as it has other vitamins too Although I’m not sure if that’s what you’re meant to do!

    Haha I do have my hands full! My 2 boys are lovely good boys but I am finding this pregnancy a struggle as I just feel rubbish and it’s hard keeping up with them. I’m hoping it will pass! I only felt like this in my first pregnancy and not my second so it is funny how different they can all be! 

  • LouBLouB Posts: 1,129

    Good luck with the scan today regina! Let us know how it goes. 

    I’ve tried both becks and kopparberg when I was pregnant last time. Becks is ok but not the same as a beer haha. The cider is better if you already liked sweet fruit cider - tastes the same!

    On folic acid the midwives last time said keep taking it throughout pregnancy now. I had just been taking it on its own at that point but they suggested a multivitamin so have been taking pregnacare since before my miscarriage and just carried on.

  • WillowWillow Posts: 63

    Sorry all-been busy with work so just catching up now.

    Regina-how did your dating scan go today? Hope all went well!

    Re: Folic acid, I was taking seven seas trying to conceive, spoke to midwife today who said seven seas is OK as a multi vitamin and so I have just switched to seven seas throughout pregnancy vitamin which seems to have everything plus folic acid.

    As I say, maternity called today, they are sending out the requests for blood tests, the letter for my scan and said I should meet with the midwife about week 11. We also booked an early scan for next Saturday, I cannot wait, literally so excited. 

    I need to look at the H&M range. I see New Look do a good range as well as Katie Piper- I will need a maternity dress for a family wedding and she does some lovely stuff, quite reasonably priced too.

    Hubby and I are going to Mother care this weekend, apparently they have a big sale on so I might go and see if I can find a maternity pillow or something going a bit cheap. Will see.

    As for becks and kopparberg, I've tried them both before. Kopparberg is really nice and sweet but haven't really fancied it at the moment.

  • FunkyBride2BFunkyBride2B Posts: 1,183

    Willow I previously bought a lovely maternity dress for a wedding from ASOS so they’re always worth a look too :)

  • MrsYoungMrsYoung Posts: 404

    Hi all 

    Joining you after my 12 week scan yesterday. 12+3 so due 19th sept.

    This is my third baby. I have a just turned 4 year old and 20 month old. My youngest has complex health needs so this one was a bit of a surprise! I'm also breastfeeding (well pumping) so it's been a challenge at times!

    Glad to have made it through the first 12 weeks.

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