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#1 ~A2~

Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Hi all

New thread (combined again).

Previous 1st - 15th Sept thread

Previous 16th -20th thread

Regards

Ali

#2 PinkSurvivor

Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

bbabyflip.gif Our Due Dates! bbabyflip.gif

September 1st

Morti
Name : Sharon
Age : 35
Location : Perth girl living in Spain
Sex of baby : Boy!!!
Other children : 3 (DS 11; DD 8; DD 6)

Miss S
Name: Susan
Age: 38
Location: Perth (North)
Other: DH 40, 1x DS 19, 1x DD 2.5


September 2nd

ayla2008
Name Teresa,
live- Melbourne SE going to Monash
Age 37,
other kids- DD 3.5years


September 3rd

Threenager
Name: Simone
Location Canberra.
Sex: We r thinking boy, but will know more at 20 weeks.
One other child, dd, 3.5.

McBaby's Mum
Me:31 years
Husband: 30 years
First Baby
Country Victoria

DJMIN
Age: 37
Location: Sydney
Sex: I'm hoping for a girl.. no sense either way. We've decided to find out at 20 weeks scan.
Other Children - 0

September 4th

Catirving
Name: Becky
Age: 42
Location: Bega
Sex: girl!
Other: N/A

Giltine
Name: Leanne
Location: Rural South Australia
Sex: I'm guessing a girl, DF wants a boy.
Other Children: N/A

sg290780
Name: Sally
Age: 31
Location: Melbourne Eastern Suburbs - going to Monash
Sex: Everyone thinks a boy... I have no idea
Other Children: 2 gorgeous girls - 7 & 5


September 5th

tauruspregnant
Name: Simone
Age: 32
Location: Melb
Sex: I'm guessing boy but my friend thinks girl and she is a little psychic so we'll see
Other Children: None

nikksta
Name - Nikki
I live in Perth (Fremantle area)
Age - 33
No other children..


September 6th

PinkSurvivor
Name: Jennifer
Location: NT
Age: 26
Sex: DH is positive its a girl but I'm waiting for the gender scan
Other: DS1 is 4 and DS2 is 2

Bell07
Name: Bell
Age: 39
Location: Sydney
Sex: Not sure at all, no vibe this time but my DP thinks girl.
One DD aged 8 months (yes, I am absolutely freaking out at the small age gap, just trying to keep telling myself that we can do it...)


September 7th


September 8th


September 9th

Dimdash
Name: Dimity
Age: 28
Location: Sydney - Sutherland Shire
Sex: Our guess is boy
Other Children - 0

BumpedUp
Name: Kristie
Location: Sydney - Northern Beaches
Sex: My vibe is girl @ the moment
Other Children: n/a


September 10th

Red2012

Name: Rachelle
Location: Sydney - Eastern Suburbs
Sex: My instincts say a girl
Other Children: N/A

NatMac
Name: Nat
Age: 33
Location: Melbourne
Sex: Strong instinct it's a girl
Other children: DS 11 months

September 11th
jodiecorrine
Baby#4

amberkins
Age: 36
Location: Perth


September 12th

Mumma-to-A

Name: Sonia
Age:29
Location: Perth
Sex: No idea but will be finding out through scan.
Other children: DS 4


September 13th

Sarr333
Name: Sarah
Age: 25
Location: Sydney
Sex: Unsure
Other: N/A

louiseos


September 14th


September 15th


September 16th
3cubs
Name: Ingrid
Baby no. 4
Ds1: 4 turning 5 in June, DS2: passed away at 11 days, DD: 1 turning 2 in November


September 17th

Popple

Age:23
Gender: Boy
Other Children: DS 2

Futureself
Age: 33
Location: Brisbane
Sex: WE can't decide if we want to know! Scan next week
Other Children: n/a

Em-K
Name : Emma-Kate
Age : 26
Location : Brisbane
Sex of baby : TBA (find out on the 26th April - my husband and I can't wait!!)
Other children : 0 (this is our first child)

September 18th
Kayelee65
Name: Katrina
Age: 26
Gender: Unknown


September 19th

tinkster23
Name:Theresa
Age: 33
Location:Perth
Gender: ?
Other Kids: Hannah 6; Jack 3

ejfingerscrossed
Name: Ella
Age: 31
Location: Sydney, Inner West
Sex: Waiting a couple more weeks to find out, I think it's a boy!
Other Children: n/a


September 20th
Hope_fully
Name: Katherine
Age:35
Gender: Surprise
Location: Sydney


September 21st

hellwifeBecG
Name: Bec
Age: 25
Gender: Unknown
Location: Katherine

Want_to_be_a_mum
Age: 28
Gender: Strong feeling boy


September 22nd

LozB

Name: Lauren
Age:25
Gender: People Guessing boy, having gender scan

camizebra
Name: Camille
Age: 34
Sex: Will find out at our 3 May morphology scan
Other kids: None

*littlemiracles*
Name: Michelle
Age: 32
Location: Queensland
Sex of baby: unknown - scan 8th May
Other children: DD - aged 6 yrs


September 23rd

MKTWINS

scheduled 39 wk c-section
Name: Mel
Other Kids: Twin DD (3)
Location: Qld, GC
Sex: Can't wait to find out! (Next scan 9/5)

DeeDee70
Name: Dee,
Gender: Surprise
Location: Newcastle NSW
Other kids: DS 13, DD11, DD9, DS 4 and DD 18months

Rach42
Name: Rach
Age: 42
Sex: TBA (find out in a couple of weeks)
Location: Brisbane
2 other Children

Tibs
Gender: surprise
Other children: 2 and 4 year old
Location: Sydney


September 24th

Tricia24

Name: Tricia
Age: 24
Gender: Boy

mks81
Name: Michelle
Age: 31, OH 40
Other Children: DD9
Gender: ?
Live:SWQLD


September 25th


September 26th
tweetz
Location: Sydney
1st Baby




September 27th

September 28th

Jess1980

Name: Jess
ITS TWINS
Genders: Surprise


September 29th

September 30th

Our Angels


MoiMoiMoi

N@K


***I have removed all the UN-updated names. If you want on the list just PM me or write it in your post in the chat. There were just too many names I haven't seen in a while and its hard to format with so many but I am more than happy to add you. I just wasn't sure who isn't participating anymore or who has suffered losses. If anyone wants to be added to our angels PM me.

Edited by PinkSurvivor, 25 April 2012 - 05:23 PM.


#3 Catirving

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

Hi Pink,

Thanks for updating the list - I guess I should fill in some more details!

Name: Becky
Age: 42
Location: Bega
Sex: girl!
Other: N/A

It seems I may be the oldest! Yikes.




#4 ~A2~

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

Catirving - not that it really counts I guess but the mod might be older  wink.gif

#5 tinkster23

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

I don't know that we had a detailed one in the other group...

I'm Theresa, due 19th sept with baby #3 Hannah is 6, jack is 3. I'm 33 original.gif will know gender of this one next week! I'm in Perth.

Edited by tinkster23, 17 April 2012 - 12:05 AM.


#6 tricia24

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

Hi I'm Tricia
I'm due 24th Sept with a baby boy (found out in a 3d scan recently)
Age - 24

#7 LozB

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:08 AM

Hi, I'm Lauren, 25, due 22nd of september, first child, will find out gender at scan in a couple of weeks but everyone is saying boy.

#8 ejfingerscrossed

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:27 AM

Hi Pink
Name: Ella
Age: 31
Location: Sydney, Inner West
Sex: Waiting a couple more weeks to find out, I think it's a boy!
Other Children: n/a

I'm due 19 September!

Edited by ejfingerscrossed, 17 April 2012 - 03:28 AM.


#9 Morti

Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:49 AM

Hi girls! original.gif

Just a quick note from me for now, but I just had to say that I'm glad to see that the two Sept. Due In groups have been combined! tthumbs.gif  Our threads do tend to get a bit quiet... combining the two should breathe some life into them!


Pink - I've been thinking of you... I know you've been having a rough time of it lately. bbighug.gif  

AFM - I'm mostly laid up in bed atm with a nasty case of gastro. glare.gif  Will post again soon. original.gif

*hugs* to all!!

#10 mks81

Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:19 AM

Hmm didn't even think about my dets

Michelle 31
OH 40
DD9
Baby Due 24th Sept
Live:SWQLD

#11 sydneycitymum_

Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

Hi Ladies, I'm Katherine due with first baby on 20th September. I'm 35 and we're not going to find out the sex. Even though I'm dying to know! I'm in Sydney - City.

#12 heliwifeBecG

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Bec, 25, Katherine NT. EDD is 21st September. Sex unknown.

#13 deedee70

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Hi Ladies

Dee,   Baby #6 EDD 23rd sept. Won't be finding out sex. Live in Newcastle NSW. Other kids DS 13, DD11, DD9, DS 4 and DD 18months

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#14 Rach42

Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE (Catirving @ 16/04/2012, 10:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It seems I may be the oldest! Yikes.


Another 42 yo here biggrin.gif

Name: Rach
Age: 42
Due: 23rd September
Sex: TBA (find out in a couple of weeks)
Location: Brisbane

This will be my 3rd baby but DFs first - he's so excited and scared at the same time.  

I've just had my worst couple of days with tiredness and sickness so far, but I think that's because I may have a touch of flue as well.  Making the kids lunches for school is hard because just walking into the kitchen makes me want to vomit sad.gif

eta: location

Edited by Rach42, 17 April 2012 - 04:50 PM.


#15 sg290780

Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

Hi all
havent responded in awhile but been reading...

Confirmed for the 3rd time baby boy  babyboy.gif Super exciting to go with our two girls. My US went well evrything as it should although I am still 2 kgs lighter than when I got pregnant so bit concerned about that but I have a pot belly and huge boobs so I think the weight will come.

My DP proposed friday night so I now have gorgeous bling and I was so surprised and excited - Such an exciting year!!

I am exactly half way today and am wishing time away... cant wait to meet my little boy. I have been able to feel him moving for aqes and my daughters and partner can feel too so thats been really nice.

Hope you are all starting to feel moevement and enjoying this time.

Also anyone going to Monashin clayton?



#16 Want_to_be_a_mummy

Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

Hi everyone. Im 28 and Our baby is due 21st September and as much as we want to, we are not going to find out the sex but I have a strong feeling it's a boy!

#17 MakesMeHappy

Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

Hi everyone! I'm 23 and or baby BOY is due the 17th of September and We have a DS who is 2 😃

#18 *Mumma-to-A*

Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

Yay a new thread and it's busy.

Pink - If you get stuck with the list closer to your birth or things just get too hard for you just let me know and I'd be happy to take over. Thinking of you and hoping everything is ok.

I have posted before but if anyone is interested in joining the FB that has been set up just PM me. Please don't feel you need to join though I'm sure this thread will be just as busy but just another way of communicating (post pictures privately etc) with each other when things get busy. It has been set up as a secret group for privacy.

I'm exhausted. Again. I thought I was getting some energy on the weekend but yesterday I crashed and burned again. I thought you were supposed to get more energy in your second trimester. I went to the Dr today for a check up and get my referral for my scan (11 sleeps to go) I also asked her to check my iron levels when I get my next bloods done. My next appointment will be at the midwives clinic in 2 weeks.




#19 Goggie

Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

Catirving - yay for the all clear on the amnio! And I'm feeling the bladder pressure too, but no movements just additional pressure and need to go all the time.

Morti - goodness, pelvic floor reconstructive surgery sounds really scary...hope all continues to be well and you get the natural birth you are after. Hope the gastro goes away ASAP!!

MummatoA - I hear you on cleaning out the spare room - ours too has been the junk room in my tiny house so lots of things going into the bin or being donated! Hope you get some energy back soon too!

McBaby's Mum - hope the scan goes well this week!

ayla2008 - how did your scan go?

sg290780 - Congratulations!!!!! So exciting that your DP surprised you  biggrin.gif

Well had my 20 week scan today and it was ace! Looks like I'm keeping the trend going - we are having a boy!  wub.gif
I didn't really mind what we were having for our first child but excited its a boy actually - it makes it feel more real somehow and I feel like it helped me bond that little bit more. It also means that my DH gets to pass on the family name, his dad's family has no other boys and DH is one of 2 and his brother had all girls.  The sonographer was a bit surprised that I asked her to see of she could get a 3d image of the genitals!! She said she hadn't had that request before and I was like really? I thought everyone who wanted to know gender would ask that! Anyway she couldn't get a good 3d shot so we went the old 2d instead. Got a cute 3d of the face though - will post to the other thread.


Hi to everyone else, look forward to getting to know you!

#20 jess1980

Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

Well I have 2 daughters and I am expecting Twins on 28th Sept. We wont be finding out the sexes dont think my hubby could handle it if it was another 2 girls so he can just accept it on the day! Have been so sick the whole way through Im so over vomitting! yet I weighed myself to day and I have somehow managed to find 4kgs in the last 2 weeks!

#21 tibs

Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

Hi all  biggrin.gif

Im due 23 Sept with #3, I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old.  

We arent going to find out the gender this time (if we can resist, it will be hard!).  We have one of each so whether this one is a boy or girl it will be win win original.gif  

Im in Sydney.

#22 tinkster23

Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

Hi all!

Loving that this thread is moving. I've got 2 spare minutes so I'm even going to attempt personals!

Morti-I hope you're feeling better. A friend of mine had gastro a few weeks ago and rang me and asked why the hell I was having baby #3 (I've had hyperemesis each time and she's yet to have one) she said she couldn't do this for any length of time, and sure as hell not 3 times laughing2.gif

rach42- I have days where I can't go in the kitchen as well, acutally, I have weeks like that...but DH is getting better at cooking, so it can't be all bad!

sg290780- congratualtions on your engagement!! I've only just started feeling babe move and my dd is SO excited for when she can feel the baby!

want-to-be-a-mummy- Well done on not finding out, I wish I could, but it'd drive me nuts! (now I've said that baby will probably not give up the goods!)

mumma to a- I've been feeling the exhaustion lately. I think as my hyperemesis finally seems to be turning that corner my body has realised how tired I am.

tauruspregnant- congrats on your boy, they are lovely creatures (well, mostly original.gif )

jess1980- twins! how lovely!

tibs- I've got one of each too, expecting a tie breaker!


AFM- as I said, hyperemesis seems to be easing, still spewing most days but not feeling that god awful nausea all day and night now. We've got our scan next week and I can't wait to find out who's hiding in there
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#23 Futureself

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hi everyone

Age: 33
Location: Brisbane
Sex: WE can't decide if we want to know! Scan next week
Other Children: n/a

Thanks Pink, I've been thinking of you of late and all you're going through

Congratulations 'sg290780' ! Are you planning a Wedding pre-baby arrival?

I'm finally not nauseous and vomiting all day and am off the Zofran but still on 1/2 a Restavit in the mornings.My back is now an issue so am seeing the physio each week and am currently taped up to hold me together  wink.gif

#24 Em-K

Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:44 PM


Hi All!

Lovely to see the 2 groups joined together, as they seemed to be getting a bit quiet!!

Since we didn't have a list going in the other group below are my details:

Name : Emma-Kate
Age : 26
Location : Brisbane
Sex of baby : TBA (find out on the 26th April - my husband and I can't wait!!)
Other children : 0 (this is our first child)

So excited to be finding out the sex of the baby on the 26th April. I can finally start preparing the nursery and making the baby some clothes and a quilt!!! Very much looking forward to the future shopping trips as well!! My mum is also very excited, she can't wait to start buying the baby some clothes (though it hasn't stopped her, she has been buying both girls and boys things... I am one of six kids so many more grand children to come, so they won't go to waste!!

Has anyone else's tummy gotten really big? My tummy is quite large now, I have been in maternity clothes since 10 weeks (when I had to tell everyone as I could no longer hide it anymore...) my mum was the same, so it must run in the family. It is all tummy (like the size of a basketball) which is nice (haven't really put on any weight), so from behind I don't look pregnant... it is nice stage though as all the maternity clothes fit really well!! It is interesting at the gym now when doing pilates and yoga classes... my balance is terrible and just can't do everything they way I used to be able to too... interesting how the body changes and adjusts to the beautiful little baby growing inside you!!

I am sorry to hear all the women who are still unwell I do hope you all feel better soon!!

Well I am off to bed, to get some sleep before another big day at work, very busy atm!!


#25 sg290780

Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

Hi everyone - Thank you for all the congratulations!

Just wanted to say have fun with all your scans!! Super exciting time.

Futureself: No wedding this year... a tiny one next year we want our little guy to be a part of the day. Our girls are planning putting him in a red wagon and pulling him around... LOL

I am tired too all those that have mentioned it... and clearing out the spare room/ ex-junk room... Hee Hee Such an annoying job. But will be so special when our little guy is in there original.gif

Still in shock that I am havnig a boy - but so so excited!!!

Edited by sg290780, 18 April 2012 - 01:06 PM.





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