The due dates are all over the place in my experience. I had a c-section the first time around, 39+3 then 41+1 then 40 then 38+3. I got told a long time ago by someone with 3 children her births came earlier each time. I guess that could be true in my case as my first was a c-section. I wasn't tracking ovulation but since my first I've made sure to track periods.
I have heard the earlier the scan the more accurate. That's why they tend to stick with the dating scan date.
I think kicks can be felt from around 15 weeks but they are harder to identify when it's a first baby. They just feel like flutters originally.
Terfl, I've had a few fleeting cramps, nothing serious or lasting very long.
Kji, my back has been hurting a lot. I got back pain during my other pregnancies but I was further along. I wondered if it was weight gain as I already feel so big. The baby position makes way more sense though.
4springlets, there's a lot of positives to finding the gender out.
Are you hoping for a boy or a girl? Or do you just want to know?
I have thought about having both. A boy would be nice since I only have one son, but he will turn 7 by the time this baby is born. Whereas my youngest will be around 23 months and is a girl. Though there's no reason why she couldn't be close with a boy either. It's just something I like thinking about.
I have 2 boy names picked out but only 1 girl name. I have loved the name Lily forever, my husband's sister called her daughter Lillian last year though. It's not the same name, they live in America and I have zero contact with her but my husband says no. It's really frustrating because I have had that name picked forever. The other girl name I picked is something I have loved for a long time, too, but is gaining in popularity. My son is one of 3 of his name at school. And there's only 160 kids. So I'd like to avoid that. Sorry I'm rambling! Has anyone else got names picked?