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    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 16th Jul 17, 11:00 PM
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    Hope your scan goes well tomorrow twenty something girl. I'm in my second lot of maternity bras, more like sports bras as the first lot started to rub under the boobs. These are proper over the shoulder boulder holders!😂
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 17th Jul 17, 11:09 AM
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    Over the shoulder boulder holders!

    Scan went well, all body parts present and correct including little boy bits! He was still uncooperative and I had to go for a walk halfway because he wouldn't lay right but eventually got all the measurements that were needed. No mention of due date so I'm assuming it hasn't changed.

    One thing I did wonder was about the MatB1 form. I'm not due to see my midwife again til the 30th August but by the calculator on the gov website I need to have given it to work by the 26th. Anyone whose done this before know when you get the form?
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    • Roz_V
    • By Roz_V 17th Jul 17, 11:23 AM
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    Congrats TwentySomethingGirl - eeek a little boy! How exciting!
    • saver-j
    • By saver-j 17th Jul 17, 12:15 PM
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    I'm back already...Congrats on the boy twentysomethinggirl!

    Just on your matb1 query I only got mine at my 25 week appointment when I was actually over 25 weeks so past the date you have to notify.

    I told hr in writing of the date I wanted my mat leave and pay to start after the scan and confirmed I'd forward the form as soon as possible. They didn't have any issues with that as the notification in writing was enough so hopefully your employer will be the same. The form does say it can't be given out before 20 weeks and as I only saw the sonographer at the scan not my midwife I couldn't have had it any earlier.
    • Timeflies
    • By Timeflies 18th Jul 17, 10:05 PM
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    Congrats on your scan twentysomethinggirl and seeing your little boy!

    I had my scan today and although we said we wanted a surprise, and she turned the screen away when she was looking at the legs, I wondered if I saw some boy bits briefly later on - OH wondered the same - but maybe a foot or the cord? Who knows, she pointed out all this "and there are the kidneys", I was thinking it's all one big blur - head and legs I can make out, that's about it!

    I was really expecting a second girl, now that brief glimpse of something is making me wonder if this is a boy. Only another twenty weeks til we find out Actually, it seems like a growth scan later on is a possibility.

    My maternity notes say second+ time mums don't get another appointment til 28 weeks - too late for the matB1 form, how odd. I'm going to ring and ask if I can have it at my extra appointment next week (21 weeks). I'm seeing the consultant, so the midwife said she'd see me then too.
    • TwentySomethingGirl
    • By TwentySomethingGirl 19th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
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    Congrats on your scan! I couldn't have told you if we saw any bits before she pointed it out but then he was sat at an awkward angle again...we were convinced it was a girl.

    I wasn't so great at recognising body parts either and I thought the spine looked like a centipede which my husband scowled at me for when I told him..

    It somehow seems more real now that I know he's a boy and it feels very odd to refer to my son...
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