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CarolynB
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Post by CarolynB » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:38 pm

Thanks Carolyn. Bet you are counting down days to April. Fingers crossed 4 u.

Well spoke to soon. :roll: Cannot move our car as so much snow. Don't want sister out and about in ice and snow either. She slipped a couple of weeks ago so just cannot risk it. Took the very hard decision to cancel scan.

We have re-scheduled for a week tomorrow. 8 day wait. :roll:

Guess we all get used to waiting and nothing going to plan. But I am so frustrated as you can imagine.

Hopefully means that we are 1 week closer to the end. I shall keep you posted.

Will not dare post again until after 21 week scan. Should know better. Will console myself with the fact that tomorrow is the half way point :lol:

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Post by wishfull27 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:01 pm

oh dear - but like you say whats another 7 days when you have waited so long .. and not worth the risk in this weather for you and DH or your ister to take the risk - thinking of you and how much nearer you are each day to achieving your dream xx
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Post by wishfull27 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:33 pm

was it the appointment today ?? - if so hope all went well and the crappy weather did not stop you getting there this week ??

thinking of you all ((())) xx
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Post by lara312 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:54 am

Carolyn hope you got to your scan this week how was it and did you find out what flavour your having cant wait to hear all about it take care
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Post by CarolynB » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:42 pm

Dear Ladies

That is so very odd. I posted here last night and my message is not here. How very strange.

Thank you for checking in on me Rachel (wow cannot believe that you are so close behind me) and Carolyn for remembering when you have lots going on yourself

We got through floods, sleet and snow to get to Birmingham yesterday is the early hours of the morning. There was no way that I was not getting there again. Was awake from 3am anyway.

My sister is super calm amongst all the storm. We had 1st scan appointment of day so reduced waiting time meant less stress for me. Her protein level is slightly high so they will check that out but they seemed pretty relaxed. Hope this is not an issue for my sister.

All is well. Baby looked fine. Was moving around quite a lot. No issues at all. So very very relieved. Loved fact that you could see all the fingers and toes.

We are having a little boy. :lol: I’d love either but I think deep down Mike will be very happy that his surname lives on and also that he will be able to go to the park and play football. We have a Spurs fan in the making already! Will just have to control my desire to buy cute pink outfits and give our son a complex!!!! Mike referred to him as his son on the way home and it melted my heart.

In tears all afternoon. Not sure why. Other than stress of last 4 years all hitting me like a train.

Feel happier and less stressed today than I have done for weeks/months – no make that years.

Thank you for all your support and friendship to get me this far.

Love and luck to you all.
Carolyn xxxxx
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Post by LauraLou » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:11 pm

Carolyn,

I am so happy everything looks so good, and congrats on having a little boy! Though you can't dress them up as much as girl, boys do love their mommies! Do you have any names picked out?

Praying everything goes smoothly for the next 19 weeks.

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Post by wishfull27 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:11 pm

oh thats brilliant news . maybe you are getting your sisters pregnancy hormones :lol:

What names have you thought of ?? and how much longer till the next scan ??

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Post by Xrayem » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:36 pm

A Boy!!!!! Well done you! You know I was wondering if i could only have one child what sex would I want it to be and I decided (having got both) that a little boy is definately the way to go! As Laura said, they have a special bond with their Mummies and your family name will continue for generations.

You just wait till the first time he says "Mummy" then you'll know what love is!

I am so, so thrilled for you and wish you all the best over the next couple of months!

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Post by lara312 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:20 am

Carolyn so pleased everything went well and congrats on a baby boy so happy for you both keep us up to date on all her progress and happy shopping there is some gorgeous outfits for lil boys i cant wait for my scan now and see what flavour i'm getting ruby have already been calling my belly emma so if its a girl it will be easier for her what name have you decided gotta go ruby trashing the room
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Post by Angie65 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:09 pm

Brilliant brilliant news Carolyn. A little boy - I am so pleased everything is tracking well. Half way there now - I hope the next half flies past too!
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Post by shantala » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:25 pm

hey carolyn!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your baby boy. (sounds like your sister had him already :lol: ) we found out what we were having too and i think it helps you relate and bond even more. the bump starts becoming a "he" or a "she" and makes it even more real!! anyway, so glad things are going well. wow, you're going to have a baby this year!! xxxx
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Post by jen babes » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:57 pm

Your gonna have a baby boy carolyn ...

congratulations to you and Mike ...

Roll on April for the next scan an then not long until June.

Good to hear you are feel ing less stressed as time goes on. Wait until the labour LOL


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Post by jen babes » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:01 pm

P.S. so lovely to see you with a pregnancy ticker x x x
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Post by beachbaby » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:24 pm

Hi carolyn,

fantastic news on expecting a boy, they are the best (bit biased here though). Hope all continues to go well, enjoy the rest of the time as it flies by.

jayne

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Post by CarolynB » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:38 pm

Thank you all for your continued support. You are all fab. :lol: :lol:

Simply cannot believe that my sister is 25 weeks tomorrow. Keep looking at my ticker in awe. Taking comfort from the fact that if he arrives now then he would have a good chance, even though of course he would need a great deal of special care. Let's hope that I have to wait a few weeks longer to meet my/our son!!!

My sister seems to be very calm and relaxed still. She is getting regular daily movement which is also very very reassuring. Know that she would let the m/w and me know should she not feel anything for a day or two. This helps me an awful lot. More worried about her and how hard it will be for her towards the end with two children of her own and then facing labour also. :roll:

We are pretty sure that he will be called Sam. We want a B for the second name as Mike's father when he was alive was Basil and my Dad is Bryan. So he will most likely be Sam Benjamin ...........

Our private 4D scan is booked for 20th April but we may pass and save money towards extra time for me off work when he arrives. Tough choices but oh so lucky to be faced with the dilema.

I say thank you every day for the gift that we have been given. Have no doubt that I shall be doing that for the rest of my life.

Lots of Love
Carolyn xxxxxx
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