Posted in Being pregnant, Second trimester, tagged 20 week scan, 20 weeks pregnant, baby names, family, February 2012 baby, girl, pregnancy, scan, sonographer on October 2, 2011 |
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Baby no.3 is…. ANOTHER GIRL!!
We had our 20 week scan this week and were excited to find out whether our new family member was going to be pink or blue… after two previous girlies it was no big surprise to hear the sonographer say: “looks like a girl to me!”.
Most friends and family had guessed it would be a girl, and Tony and I also suspected that maybe the girlie genes would be at work yet again.
Now we are left with an issue as we think we have run out of girls names that we could possibly agree on… and will probably spend the next five months dismissing each other’s suggestions! (So far he has said no to my brilliant ideas which have included Jasmine, Daisy and Poppy – and an all time favourite, Lorna, and I wasn’t overly impressed with his suggestions of Tia or Leah).
Other than that the scan went fine, up until the point when little madame decided enough was enough and curled up into a tight ball – despite asking me to walk around and tipping me up one way and than another on the bed the baby would not be moved so the sonographer has asked us to come back in a few weeks so she can finish off with the measurements she didn’t manage to take.
It was just lovely, as always, to see this little person on the screen. We saw really clear hands and feet – at one point the baby was pointing with both hands, and we also saw a very clear shot of two little baby feet side by side. The sonographer also commented that she kept stroking herself on the head – her biggest sister is a big fan of stroking her face to help her get to sleep too.
After the scan it was time to share the good news with everyone and I had to give the news to a colleague in work, whose little girl is due in a couple of weeks, that she wouldn’t be getting a bumper back of baby girl clothes from me after all!
Lilly was very excited to find out if she was getting a brother or a sister – she had really wanted it to be a brother and to call it Daniel, after her best friend, but she was much more diplomatic than you’d expect from a three year old and, although she was slightly disappointed, she soon warmed to the idea. Now she has been saying: “I like girls the best, girls are the best, aren’t they mum?” And she wants to call the baby Olivia.
So, there we go – a third girl! Wow.
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Posted in 1-2 years, Family life, Parenting, tagged 21 month old, belly, big, bump, funny things they say, girl, pregnant belly, reading stories, yummy mummy on October 15, 2009 |
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Lilly is 21 months now. She finds very many things amusing, not least bellies. Her own, and other people’s.
A couple of nights ago me, Lilly and daddy where lying on the bed reading a bedtime story when Lilly lifted her t-shirt and pointed to her belly.
“Lilly’s belly.” she said
“Yes!” we said.
“Mummy’s belly?” she asked.
I lifted up my t-shirt obligingly to show her mummy’s belly.
“WOW,” she said. “Big!”
And I can’t even blame her brother or sister for that yet….
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Posted in Labour and birth, Newborn to 12 months, tagged announcement, baby, becoming a daddy, becoming a mummy, birth, birth story, born, emergency c section, emergency caesarian, general anaesthetic, girl, New Year's Eve, revolving around baby, the whole world has changed, weight on January 8, 2008 |
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It has taken me a few days to get on here to announce this news, but….. Lilly Joyce was born on New Year’s Eve at 11.12am, weighing 7lbs 14 oz!
She is absolutely gorgeous and we have spent an amazing week getting to know our little girl and finding the whole world changing, with her at the centre of it.
Daddy and I are extremely proud parents who are both completely in love with their little girl.
Unfortunately the birth didn’t quite go as planned – i ended up having an emergency c-section, and under general anaesthetic to boot!
But the main thing is our amazing, wonderful and gorgeous little girl is here safe and sound.
When i get round to it, I will post the birth story.
But for now, here are some pictures of our little angel.
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Posted in Being pregnant, Second trimester, tagged 12 week scan, 20 week scan, cuddly lion, finding out the sex, girl, grown, it's a girl, mars bar, Mothercare, names, not telling anyone the name, pink snowsuit, scan, sonographer on August 7, 2007 |
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We had our 20 week scan this afternoon and the sonographer told us she’s pretty confident we are having a baby girl!!
All was well with the scan, everything appeared as it should. Little girlie wasn’t very cooperative despite a pep talk (and a Mars bar for energy) beforehand – she was curled up tight in a little ball and didn’t move much!
It was so much harder to make out what we were looking at as she has grown so much since the 12 week scan. Tony was much better at understanding what he was looking at than me – he said he knew it was a girl even before the sonographer told us!!!
So, a little baby daughter for us! We went afterwards to Mothercare and bought our little girl a pink snowsuit and a little cuddly lion toy!
Took it round to Tony’s mum and dads and made them guess (they were wrong!) then held them up the pink outfit to show them it was a girl!
Spoke to my mum on the phone as well, she was delighted!
However, now the questions have started about what the name will be. Well, we have decided, but we are NOT telling! We don’t want everyone’s opinions on the pros and cons of the names for the next four months! So, we decided that we stick with what we like and once she is born people will be too excited to see her to comment on her name!
Anyway, we think the name we have chosen is lovely.
So…. a little pink one…. wow!
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Posted in Being pregnant, First trimester, tagged 12 days overdue, 12 week scan, appointment, baby, baby bump, baby magazines, baby names, booking in, books, boy, checkup, chemotherapy, Christmas, Christmas baby, clothes, conceived, consultant, cots, daddy, daddy to be, dating scan, deciding, due date, ebay, family history of being overdue, feeling a fraud, feeling normal, fetal development, fetus, first babies, girl, happy, high blood pressure, hospital, hungry, husband, induced, induction, information, letter, ligaments stretching, LMP, magazines, maternity clothes, midwife, milestone, Mothercare, nausea, note, overdue, ovulation, pain when coughing, pain when sneezing, period, prams, pregnancy symptoms, pregnant, pregnant belly, queasy, reading, romantic, scan, six weeks pregnant, spring, summer, tender breasts, toys, Warrington on April 28, 2007 |
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Well, it’s almost two weeks since we found out i was pregnant and already so much has happened! Our darling baby now looks much like this…. hard to believe!
I’m still feeling very well, almost ‘normal’! My breasts are still a bit tender, and over the last couple of days i’ve begun to feel a teeny bit queasy if i go too long without eating. I wouldn’t really go so far as calling it nausea though. I’m having to try not to make any sudden movements – getting out of the car too quick and sneezing lying down are no-nos, as they cause a sharp pain down there!
We went to see the chemo consultant on Wednesday, and told him our news. He was very pleased and said we had managed to get pregnant fairly quick, considering everything. It didn’t feel quick to us, though, that’s for sure.
On Thursday, I had my booking in appointment with the midwife, whose name was Mary. She was very nice, but as she works at a different hospital to the one i’m choosing to go to, she couldn’t give me too much information. However, I should get a letter through from Warrington (my chosen hospital) in a couple of weeks giving me a date for my scan, and they will go through everything then. The doctor has me down as a due date of 15th Dec, going off my LMP (start of last period), but I still think 18th Dec is more acurate, going off my ovulation date. So i’m sticking to that for now, but once we have the dating scan, we can be more sure. I read in one of the many magazines i’ve been reading over the past fortnight that babies conceived in the spring and summer are more likely to be overdue, as are first babies. Considering i was only born on my due date because i was induced thanks to my mum’s high blod pressure, and my little sister was 12 days overdue, it doesn’t look good for me!!!
We have had some early discussions about names, but we are a million miles away from making a decision yet. I know the middle names – they’ll be after my nan and grandad depending on whether it’s a boy or a girl, but the first names are still very much a work in progress. So far, we seem to like Joseph for a boy, or Lilly for a girl. Not sure whether it is naff to call a boy Joseph if he’s born at Christmas time, but that isn’t the reason we like the name. Anyway, i have ordered a book of baby names from ebay and am awaiting that eagerly!
Talking of ebay, i have finally embraced this particular revolution. I am now the proud owner of three items of maternity wear – a jumper, t shirt and a skirt – none of which were more than a fiver, incuding postage! It is definitely the way forward!!
On the other side of the coin, we visited Mothercare in Warrington whilst en route to the hospital on Wednesday! (I know, i know… but we needed somewhere to kill time before my appointment, honest!!) It’s funny, as you do feel a bit of a fraud, wandering round without either a) a small baby or b) a pregnant belly or c) both. Never mind, it was really exciting, seeing all the cute baby clothes and toys and books and prams and the cute little cots!!! Another milestone in the whole “making it seem real” thing!
And yesterday, when i got up for work, i found a lovely note which T had written for me when he left a couple of hours earlier. It said: “You two have a good day, I love you both!” Really made me smile. What a brilliant daddy he’s going to be!!
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