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Log Your Guesses

I am aware that I never even wrote about my 12 week scan this time. Poor Squiggle is certainly getting less pregnancy attention than Emily did. However, it was slightly overshadowed by the fact that Emily moaned and squirmed throughout, thought they were torturing me and kept coming over to ask if I was alright (in a whimpery voice). I wish I could have been able to fully focus on what was going on in the scan, but everything was fine and that was all that was important really.

Unfortunately, the sonographer we had this time refused to even try and have a guess at the gender. With Emily, we knew at her 12 week scan that she was probably a girl. I didn't start buying things, but it helped with bonding. Now with Squiggle, there is even less bonding than there was with Emily (mostly because she keeps me so busy and also because it's a much better pregnancy so I sometimes forget I'm actually pregnant) and not being able to give him/her even the slightest identity isn't helping. 

Soooo... David has decided to treat me for my birthday next week (yes, next week!), and we will be having a Gender Scan in 10 days time. My next NHS scan is at the end of November, and frankly I'm impatient to find out so it was an ideal birthday pressie ;)

To help you along, here are some pregnancy comparisons:

Emily: I suffered from morning, afternoon, evening sickness from week 3 until it calmed down around week 22.
Squiggle: I can't really say I've suffered from any pregnancy sickness. My sense of smell is more sensitive which sometimes makes me sick (*cough*toxic nappies*cough*) but I had that with Emily too, minus the nappies.

Emily: Heartburn hit in the last 3 weeks of pregnancy.
Squiggle: Heartburn began very, very early on and hasn't calmed down at all. I dread those last 3 weeks!

Emily: Bump began showing around week 14. This is probably due to it having been my first pregnancy and the fact that I was a dress size larger.
Squiggle: Bump showed by week 6 and hasn't looked back. They do say you pop earlier with second pregnancies, and I had a bit less "padding" to camouflage this time.

I can't say I've noticed a difference in bump shape.

Emily: I craved mango.
Squiggle: No real cravings to speak of.

Emily: My hair loved pregnancy. It grew strong and shiny.
Squiggle: My hair hates pregnancy. What it has done most of so far is fall out.

Emily: Stretchmarks began to show up within the first month.
Squiggle: No new stretchmarks. Hooray!


So what do we think, folks? Pink or Blue? Leave a comment with your guess, all will be revealed on the 29th October!

[image cred: 5 Ways to Guess an Unborn Baby's Gender]

36 comments:

  1. I'm guessing it's a boy. A French one. Le Squiggle.
    -mers

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  2. Girl, not based on any particular reason. Maybe it's wishful thinking because I know how great two girls can be. Also, according to the link at the end of your post, both M and R should've been boys!

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  3. You know my stand here - a BLUE SQUIGGLE!

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  4. lol I don't know, but probably girl

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  5. Joanna on FB says "Pink (I feel it's a 50/50 chance) Having had 2 myself you describe classic second pregnancy symptoms!"

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  6. Girl baby but only because I am biased towards two girl babies being the bestest ever (obviously speaking psychically about the future haha) x

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  7. Boy! I'm going to say it will be a boy :)

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  8. Zoe on FB says "...am convinced its blue. It's a boy! Convinced you are having a boy!"

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  9. I'm going to say boy! Do you have any inkling Clare? I knew before my scan with both mine. The pregnancys where so different. That's why I think your having a boy :)

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    1. I thought boy until Emily started referring to my bump as "seestah"!! Now I'm not too sure! I was wrong with her too, though was relieved as I really wanted a girl!

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  10. Boo my reply went missing. I say Blue :)

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  11. I need a bump picture to guess from but I am going to say another little pink bundle x

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    1. Here it is! :) http://www.accidentallykle.com/2012/10/bump.html

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  12. PINK ... girl power!!!! Even though you (and mostl of all David) might be wishing for a little boy

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    1. I understand but having said that, let me add that I wouldn't be shocked ... I always declared my soft spot for pink even though in my case team blue won!

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  13. @TheMotherGeek on twitter says "I can't comment from my phone, but I reckon team blue x"

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  14. @thisisjomamma on twitter says "im goin blue too"

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  15. blue! pregnancy so different to the first one, it must be!

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  16. Blue! I don't know why, but ever since I saw your blog post announcing Squiggle I just had a feeling :) I've kept up with every one of your posts, even though I haven't posted any on mine in awhile. Good luck tomorrow!!! xoxo

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