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Dec 30, 2011 - 21 comments

I still can't believe that I'm actually pregnant. I have to keep going back into my profile to look at the HPT pics.

It just doesn't feel real. The only thing that makes it feel real are the symptoms.

Can someone pinch me to make sure I'm not dreaming?

My Sticky Lil Bean
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by juana105, Dec 30, 2011
I am not an expert, but I think that for me it's gonna be hard to believe until the day I will feel the baby moving inside..:-)
My symptoms are getting more noticeable, too, especially nausea.
You are not dreaming;-) Have a miraculous New Year!!!

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by Shannon79, Dec 30, 2011
HAHA me too. Is this your first pregnancy?

Mine are getting more noticeable too and same with yours, the nausea.

This is my 2nd pregnancy. I had my son 6 years ago, and I didn't even know I was pregnant till I was 6 weeks along. And the symptoms came about a week or so later. I'm definitely noticing the symptoms of this one A LOT sooner. Not sure if that means this one may be a girl or not. We'll see in 8 months time.

I will. And you too! :)

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by thebrat333, Dec 31, 2011
Hey CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

and happy new year to you ;)   sounds like it will be xxx

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by Shannon79, Jan 03, 2012

Happy new year to you too :) Yes it will be!

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by nic374, Jan 03, 2012
just wanted to add and say Im really happy 4 you, I remember last yr I was pregnant just a week earlier than u are now, my dd was due on 8/28 the doctors inducded me on 8/26 and 8/27 she was born at 5:29 pm 9lbs 7ozs, I also do remember gettting pretty big with her she is my 3rd baby, early be careful on the sugars, I know its hard being preggo, my dd got stuck in me and they had to bust her collar bpne to get her out because she was too big to get under by pubic bone! Congrats thou honey have a safe and happy 9 months

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by Shannon79, Jan 03, 2012
Thanks for your info :) And ouch that sounds really painful!

When I was pregnant 6 years ago, my son was 9 days late and weighed 7 lbs 3 oz.

Strangely enough, I'm not craving sugars. I'm craving more carb-like stuff. And salty stuff

Thank you :)

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by annaluna, Jan 03, 2012
Awee Congrats girl! So exciting!
And my symptoms started right away too. And also i'm like you craved salty foods and not sweets. . Hehe. . I find out in eight days what we having. :) gender predictor says boy so we'll see. .  

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by BeckyNJ, Jan 03, 2012
Awesome! I was just coming in to check on a few friends and saw this. So very happy for you! My baby boy is due very soon. They are going to induce me a week early because of how big he is, so he should arrive in about 2 weeks. :)

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by Shannon79, Jan 03, 2012
Anna, which gender predictor did you do? I punched up chinese gender predictor in the search engine, and it came up with pages and pages of links. I did about 8 or 10 of them. Half said girl, and half said boy.The very first one I did said girl, but I don't remember which one it was.

I also did the needle on thread one, and it said girl. Really hoping for girl, cause we have a boy now. But either way, we'll be happy

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by Shannon79, Jan 03, 2012
Awww Becky, how exciting!!!

You'll have to pop around after you have him and let me know how it goes.


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by BeckyNJ, Jan 05, 2012
Shannon, How far along are you? They sell these gender predictor test at Walgreens and it was right for me! Also, we did the Chinese Conception chart and it said boy as well.

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by Shannon79, Jan 06, 2012
Becky, I'm 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I don't have any Walgreen's because I'm in Canada.

I did the gender predictor when I was pregnant with my son, and it said he was supposed to be a girl. So who knows...

I wanna do a gender ultrasound. DF wants to think about it, so hopefully he'll go for it

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by haz1104, Jan 06, 2012

omG Shannon I'm SO happy for u! congrats!!

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by Shannon79, Jan 06, 2012
Thanks Haz!!

It was a long time coming, but worth the wait in the end!

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by annaluna, Jan 06, 2012
I used this site :

I looked back at my other kids and looked back on my ages and conception months, and it was all right. .  . I heard its about 75% right so we'll see! :)

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by Shannon79, Jan 06, 2012
Hmmm okay. If I go by that one, it says I'm having a boy.

I know every pregnancy is different, but I'm noticing little differences in this pregnancy. I usually don't get acne. I might get one zit every 6 months. And never got it when I was pregnant with my son 6 years ago. But I've noticed 4 or 5 pop up in the last 2 weeks. They don't last very long.

Nausea's starting sooner, I'm looking pregnant sooner (I don't know how much longer I can go on not saying anything about it, cause it's showing).

Had some crazy back pain for about a week. It wasn't pleasant. I couldn't stand long, I couldn't sit long. Never had that with first pregnancy.

And the other thing I'm not sleeping well. I never had a problem sleeping with first pregnancy. But with this one, I can't get comfortable. Toss and turn all night.

Not sure if all this means anything or not. I guess we'll find out in a few months.

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by krichar, Jan 06, 2012
They automatically do gender u/S's here now... They just ask if you want to know. If you say no then they don't tell you that's all. I remember with my first son they wouldn't do them because people would abort if they didn't like the sex (absolutely disgusting if you ask me, but that's not something I would like to get into) :( but now it's the norm and everyone wants to know :)

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by Shannon79, Jan 06, 2012
That's an absolutely horrible thing to do! I wouldn't think you'd be able to abort that far along into pregnancy

They don't automatically do gender scans in Ontario. They ask if you want to do one.

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by annaluna, Jan 06, 2012
But i just did check the conception date for me was AFTER lunar new year, and if its accurate, i would be having a girl!! Hmmm so before you do this gender check do these steps beforeSteps for finding the lunar age of mothers :
Step 1. - Subtract the mother's 'birth year' from the 'conception year', get the result.
Step 2. - Find out if the mother's birth date was before or after the lunar new year in that year?
Step 3. - Find out if the conception date is before or after the lunar new year in that year?
Step 4. - Check the following table and add the 'additional age' to the result of step 1.

Table for additional age
Time of Conception
Birth Date
Before lunar new year
After lunar new year
Before lunar new year

Area A (  1 )
Area B (  0 )

After lunar new year
Area C (  2 )
Area D (  1 )

So The Year You Were Born Is Within The Chinese New Year, So You dont change anything, And your Conception Year is  before Lunar New Year, Lunar New Year is January 23rd, 2012. . Then add all this up and look at the gender age and month :)

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by annaluna, Jan 06, 2012
So what i mean is i'm 28, but conception was before new year so i added two. Which put me at 30 in my lunar age, so add 2 to your age, see what you get now :) and i got acne as well never did with my boys only my 1 daughter. And VERY uncomfortable and i heard girls take the beauty from mom. .  

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by Shannon79, Jan 09, 2012
Yes my co-worker said her daughter sucked the beauty right out of her.

I'm kinda noticing little things like that. My hair seems flat now (no volume), not as shiny, complexion seems a little bit more dull.

Guess we'll find out in a while

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