Baby Berries due October - December 2022

I had my 20 week scan today and baby is a GIRL! One of each and my family is now complete :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: undecided on [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] or [name_f]Isla[/name_f] for baby. I have to go back end of [name_u]June[/name_u] for more measurements as baby was laying awkwardly but all is good! So happy.


How lovely @eireann :blush::sparkling_heart: Congrats!

I’m 21 weeks now and heartburn, lower back ache and randomly waking at 2am have set in with a vengeance :weary: Time seems to be going very quickly and very slowly at the same time??


I’m 12 weeks today, which always feels like a bit of a milestone. I’m trying my best to be more positive about this pregnancy, and to actually enjoy it, but to be honest I still hate being pregnant. I guess the result makes it all worth it, but ugh :sweat_smile: :roll_eyes:


How is everyone doing?
i’ve been finding dressing very tricky with the heat. [name_f]Pretty[/name_f] much living in stretchy skirts and t-shirts. Apart from that, i’m all good. Slowly starting to feel more movement which is lovely.

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I’ve been on vacation in the mountains which does make dressing a little easier. All leggings and roomy tees/hoodies.

I hate to be that person, but I never feel better than when I’m pregnant. I think it’s the hormones and extra blood. The physical unwieldiness is a small price to pay. I’ve even been sleeping ok on the rental bed, despite the numb carpal tunnel arms that require adjustment several times a night.

On the name front, however, we’re in a bad place. We had a shortlist, and I thought this was going to be a breeze. Then my husband decided he hated half the short list and I decided I hated the only one he liked. Now he’s refusing to discuss with me until [name_u]September[/name_u] because he (rightly) thinks I will pick any name apart if given enough time :joy:

So I continue lurking on every name board I can find in the hopes of stumbling on something new. If anyone wants to take pity on me and advise, here were our rejected names:

[name_m]Felix[/name_m] - I still like, but DH is meh
[name_m]Liev[/name_m] - DH decided he hates
[name_u]Jude[/name_u] - see [name_m]Liev[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] - I decided I just could not go with full name [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m], despite the fact that I love [name_u]Jem[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] - we just can’t think of a nickname we like. Not [name_m]Len[/name_m] or [name_u]Lenny[/name_u] or [name_m]Ned[/name_m]. A friend suggested Nard-dog😂

Meanwhile, we have given him the fetal name [name_m]Wilbur[/name_m], which makes discussing baby things much more convenient and hilarious.

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] everyone is staying cool!!


Got the results from our NIPT test yesterday. [name_u]Baby[/name_u] is doing well, and we’re having a girl :rainbow:


Congrats @Rosebeth ! Your first girl,
right? [name_f]Lovely[/name_f] news.

@georgiegeorgie Thank you. Yes, it’s my first girl after four boys. I’ll have to figure out how to be a girls mom as we go along, I guess :slightly_smiling_face:

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[name_m]Just[/name_m] caught up on this thread and loving hearing everyone’s updates! I’m 17 weeks today!

I haven’t felt him move yet, but I’m anxiously awaiting that first kick! For those that know, when did you feel your first one moving? [name_f]My[/name_f] friends have all said between like 17-20 weeks, but just curious! Also, when did you “pop”? I feel like I’m showing some but still don’t think I’ve had the big belly pop yet.

We just made a formal announcement last [name_f]Sunday[/name_f] so it’s been sweet to read all the messages of support this week!

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With my first, I felt him move around 23 weeks, so pretty late. And with him I also started to show rather late, around 22 weeks.

I didn’t feel any movement until 23 weeks with my first.
With my second it was around 18 weeks, but only very subtly and it’s only becoming more prominent now at 24 weeks.

I feel like I popped around 16 weeks, but then i’m quite short with not much room to go but out!

I felt first movement late with my son. Around 25 weeks. Odd flutters before then (maybe from 23 weeks) but nothing major. I’m 22 weeks on [name_f]Sunday[/name_f] with #2 and feel her at least a handful of times a day. [name_f]My[/name_f] placenta was anterior with my son and posterior this time. But there were issues with my son so reduced movements were regular.

I also popped around 28 weeks with my first and 21 weeks with my second! It took a while first time and maternity jeans helped me look pregnant!

We have decided on baby’s name! [name_f]Maya[/name_f]. [name_u]Or[/name_u] [name_f]Maia[/name_f]. Ok, so we’ve decided on most of it just not the spelling :joy: which do you prefer? For the MY-uh pronunciation. Middle name will be [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]. Big bro is [name_m]Reuben[/name_m]. I think [name_f]Maya[/name_f] and [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] go together more but I’m interested to hear if [name_f]Maia[/name_f] would be easier for pronunciation. Thanks! [name_f]Hope[/name_f] you’re all well.


Awww congrats @Rosebeth!!! Girls are awesome!!

@eireann I don’t think [name_f]Maya[/name_f] is at all confusing to pronounce and I agree it looks better with your son’s name :slight_smile:


[name_f]Maya[/name_f] and [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] are beautiful together, and I agree, I wouldn’t worry about the spelling. So lovely!

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@eireann Another vote for [name_f]Maya[/name_f] and [name_m]Reuben[/name_m]! :blush: A lovely sibset and I think [name_f]Maya[/name_f] is quite intuitive for the pronunciation you’re looking for.

@justlikeflorida I felt both my first and second babies moving at around 17 weeks but it was very small, a bit like popcorn popping :popcorn:

I’m 22 weeks now and heartburn is my only bother right now and soon fixed by some Gaviscon :raised_hands: I’ve just posted a thread under baby girl names as hubby and I are really struggling to find a name that feels like “the one”. [name_m]Feel[/name_m] like it’s much harder to name a second child of the same gender because we’ve already used our “favourite” name! :thinking:


@eireann [name_f]Maya[/name_f] / [name_f]Maia[/name_f] is lovely. I slightly prefer the [name_f]Maia[/name_f] spelling :wink:

Our girl’s first name will be [name_f]Vienna[/name_f], honoring my dad. For a middle name, we’re stuck between Rúbý (love the sound and personal significance, maybe a bit boring next to her brothers’ names), Eygló (Vienna Eygló probably doesn’t have the best flow), [name_f]Mehetabel[/name_f] (my favorite, I think) and [name_f]Betsabe[/name_f] (I like it, but doesn’t feel like the one).


Are you having a daughter? Congratulations! :blue_heart:

[name_f]Vienna[/name_f] [name_f]Mehitabel[/name_f] or [name_f]Vienna[/name_f] Rúbý would indeed suit her perfectly!

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Yes, we got the result from our NIPT (blood test) this week, and found it’s a girl :slightly_smiling_face: [name_f]My[/name_f] husband is delighted. Not that he wouldn’t have been happy with another boy, but he really wanted the chance to raise a daughter. I’m still getting used to the idea of having a girl, even though my gut feeling had been telling me it was a girl all along.