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post #1 of 28
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We went to see the doctor yesterday and had a look at the baby - 11 weeks and 3 days into the pregnancy. We don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet. We will know on June 4th when we have the extended ultrasound (we have one where they check that everything is in place). So far so good - baby looks the right size, good heartbeat. I still feel sick, though it's getting slightly better.

Just thought I'll keep y'all up to date
LL
post #2 of 28
I love Ultra Sounds!!! So glad to hear everything is going well...except for you being sick part..... I was sick with all 3 of mine so I know how you feel....it will pass....((hugs)) take care!!
post #3 of 28
Glad to hear everything is going well, Anne!

The ultrasound pic looks so cute! I have all of mine still, they are amazing to look at, aren't they?
post #4 of 28
Anne - 11 weeks and 3 days, I think you're getting close to waving bye-bye to the sickness (fingers crossed).

Are you going to find out the sex of the baby? Everyone I know was really horrified when I said I wanted to know if it was a boy/girl, and I really can't understand what the problem is!!!

Have you got a due-date yet? Is Ron excited - have you told him?
post #5 of 28
Thank's for the update.I am glad things are looking good!
post #6 of 28
Looking Good!!!! Keep up the good work, Anne!
post #7 of 28
Very glad to hear everything is going well for you. I am sure the sickness will pass soon. Hang in there!
post #8 of 28
So glad everything is going well!!

Yola, did hubby want to know too? When my best friend was pregnant with her first, she wanted to know the sex of the baby but hubby didn't. That made things interesting! She had to hide all the gender specific clothes and TRY not to refer to the baby as "he". It got pretty humorous after a while!
post #9 of 28
Heidi - he didn't at first, but my rationale was the fact that this is likely to be our one and only child, and I would like to be as fully prepared for him as possible - enabling us both to bond with him prior to birth by giving him a name and identity etc.

He did agree with me in the end. If he had been adamant about not finding out I would have gone with his wish - it would be almost impossible to keep referring to him as an it once I was sure.
post #10 of 28
I don't know about the rest of you, but it looks like a girl to me!
post #11 of 28
Either that, or it looks like Anne has been spending too much time around cats.......
post #12 of 28
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thanks for the laugh Sammie!

I referred my mom to this thread before I saw the replies. At first I couldn't understand what she was talking about me having a kitten

Of course we're going to find out the sex of the baby Funny, my English sister-in-law also didn't want to know what she was having (she gave birth to a beautiful girl two weeks ago). Maybe it's a cultural thing? Here in Israel people were shocked when they heard she didn't want to know if it's a boy or a girl. The midwife was thrilled - said she hadn't had a birth where they didn't know the sex of the baby in ages. I think it's great to know as much as you can about the baby as soon as possible. Like you said Yola, I think it helps you bond with the baby if you know its sex and decide on a name well in advance.
post #13 of 28
Isn't it exciting!! Although my friend was so ill during her first four months of pregnancy, that it's put her off having any more. (I'm sure she'll change her mind eventually though )

Some hospitals here in England actually refuse to tell you what the sex of the baby is.
post #14 of 28
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Some hospitals here in England actually refuse to tell you what the sex of the baby is. [/b]
I hope they are willing to disclose that bit of info after the birth Just kidding - I am surprised that they won't tell you from the ultra sound. Why on earth not?
post #15 of 28
Anne, How exciting! The first "baby pictures" are priceless. Have a safe and peaceful next 6 months.
post #16 of 28
I knew what 2 of mine were but with Amber, the entire time I thought she was going to be a boy...the US with her, you couldn't tell what she was....as soon as she was born, the doctor said,,,"Your son is now a girl!" becaue of my saying that it was a HE the entire pregnancy..little did I know I think it is exciting not knowing though..if I could do it all over again, I would chose not to know....is this your first baby Anne?
post #17 of 28
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Originally posted by Anne
I hope they are willing to disclose that bit of info after the birth Just kidding - I am surprised that they won't tell you from the ultra sound. Why on earth not?
Ha ha - I didn't word that quite right did I

I think the reason dates back a long time - something to do with the fact that some religions didn't want baby girls; the hospitals were worried that there would be a lot of abortions.

I'm not sure how true this is - it's just what I heard a few years ago.
post #18 of 28
Sal - that's absolutely true. The hospital in Reading refused to tell, both on the basis of some religions/ethnic minorities carrying out late abortions if the baby was a girl, and also people have started suing hospitals if they advise a sex and it proves wrong.

I had to get my scan done privately. But I was determined to know.
post #19 of 28
I'm literally LMAO at those ultrasound pics!!

utterly priceless!


congrats Anne!!
post #20 of 28
Glad to hear everything is going well. A couple I know (she's Cuban, he's German) are expecting their first child any day now. They know the gender, but have decided to keep it a secret, since many of their family members would rather it be a surprise.
post #21 of 28
Thanks for the update, Anne. The whoopsies should be ending, soon. They ususally only last the first three onths and you're almost there!

Sidebar on not disclosing the sex: In India, ultrasound clinics do a booming business and, if the baby is a girl, husbands force their wives to have abortions. There was a story about this, on "60 Minutes", a few years ago.
post #22 of 28
I'm so glad to hear everything is going well!

My parents wanted to be surprised about me and my brother. They thought I was a boy, though, becaause of how fast my heart beat was and how active I was. Everything I have from when I was a baby is blue! LOL! That's OK, though, it's my favorite color, anyway.
post #23 of 28
Yay! I'm glad to hear that the baby and you are doing so good. Hope the sickness goes away soon! Have you thought of names yet? What about the due date..when is that? I'm so happy for you Anne! Congrats once again!
post #24 of 28
Glad to hear things are going well for you Anne. Sorry about the "morning" sickness though... hopefully it will end soon.
post #25 of 28
I'm glad to hear everything is going alright at the USP are cool as can be!!, Hope ya get better
Love Sam
post #26 of 28
First off, those ultrasound pics were hilarious!

Secondly, I am thrilled to hear that everything is well so far, Anne. I am praying all the time that you don't have as difficult a time as you had with Ron, for your sake and because we missed you around here while you were on bedrest.
post #27 of 28
Anne, good to hear everything is going well. I hope your morning sickness ends soon so you can enjoy being pregnant properly.

Loved the ultrasound pic, even if you ARE having non-identical triplets!!
post #28 of 28
Anne, I'm so glad all is going well. I'm sorry about the morning sickness, but it sounds like you'll be past that part soon... got my fingers crossed!!!!

Looking forward to the 4th!!!!!

...have you got names picked out yet - for a boy or a girl?
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