It depends which hospital you are with. Holes St is 20+ weeks. Rotunda would be 12 weeks.
My wife will be 12 weeks next Tuesday and we were told that it would be 20weeks aswell before we get a scan. Our hospital is Letterkenny, but have managed to get one sorted for February as we cant wait that long
Hi lads, firstly can I just admit that I am a woman and not even pregnant, I stumbled onto this thread by complete mistake (that was two hours ago because once I started reading I was hooked!) I never in a million years expected there to be such funny, touching, eye-opening stories on here. I literally laughed out loud at some posts and got teary eyed at others (again, I swear I am not a hormonal mammy-to-be, lol) Obviously I have no advise to share but I found it so interesting to see things from a mans' perspective and to read from so many hard-working, dedicated and loving daddies and daddies- to- be. To me you are ''real'' men. God bless all your little bundles of joy!!!
we are just after finding out that we are pregnant, we were not really trying, we only had unprotected sex twice and from the dates it looks like it was the first time that did it (go on the lads!!!)
I am so excited but i think already it is going to be a long 9 months! there is loads i want to do right now, but can't. I've been reading through this thread all morning, it's great to hear peoples good news, and also puts everything into perspective when you read peoples bad news. If there is one thing i've taken from this thread, it's to enjoy every minute of the experience, because it flies by.
Thanks to everyone who has posted and shared here so far, once we get to week 12/13 and we break the news to our friends, i'll be able to post here myself and ask questions etc
looks like a while since anyone posted here, hopefully there will be a few more posts from dads to be for Oct!
I've been following this thread and notice nothing new in the last month...so all you expectant dads out there what's happening in world of pregnancy for ye?
My wife is due 2 weeks 2 days with our yet to be named baby boy..so just a waiting game right now..lots of braxton hicks but nor much else..
Hi. Exciting for you - almost d-day!
My wife is 25 weeks pregnant tomorrow. Everything is going smoothly so far. It's a strange time because we are over the initial excitiment and just getting on with life as usual, it's funny how it happens. Still a bit unreal I suppose and we also have a fair bit to go.
A fair bit to go but it's amazing how quickly it creeps up on ye... And you realise it's any day now.
Have ye found out if boy or girl? Getting the bits and pieces is exciting, cot, stroller/buggie, car seat, baby clothes etc etc.
We did ante natal classes, it was 5 Monday lunchtimes so I cOuld fit it in with work. Learnt quiet a bit.
I've booked a week off to spend a bit of time with wife and baby after birth.
Anyway that's my bit of useless information for now...
Have read this forum on and off for past 8 months or so and never contributed so here it goes.
We are due our first baby on 29th Feb so really can be any day now. Its hard to believe how quick it really has gone in. We decided not to find out what were having and its bloody hard, so excited to find out now hopefully wont be to much longer. We have our last scan in the morning and wife officially finishes work tomorrow also so will really feel were very close to having our baby in our arms afterwards.
Its great to here everyones experiences, really helps me prepare for whats ahead, although I say that now when I am there I'm sure I will be thinking completely different. We have everything bought and set up, bags are packed, and nothing left to do but wait, amazing how a two week holiday will fly in yet if she goes on time the next two weeks will drag haha, hate it its torture waiting about !!
Just thought I would say hello and express my impatience lol and wish everyone good luck and safe travels in their pregnancy's / newborns. Nothing but admiration for all the mothers especially, My wife hasn't had it easy but she is amazing.
Roll on the 29th.
How are you getting on Buachaill? Just over a week to go...my wife can't wait to have it...it's getting bit unbearable for her now...busy month for me..i was given 4 weeks notice at work so busy trying my best to sort out another job as soon as possible.
Sorry to hear about your job mate country is in a horrible place right now. On the bright side though your cloud has a silver lining on the way .
We had our scan last week and everything still perfect thank god. Then Wednesday night and all day Thursday the cramps kicked in and we were all set to get on our travels, said we would give it till Friday morning before we get it checked out and boom wife wakes up Friday morning and everything resumed back to normal, bloody Braxton hicks. Baby still very active so nothing to be concerned about.
Since then lots of baby activity but nothing else to suggest were close so I sit by and wait, hate waiting I'm so impatient. As we speak wife is all agitated baby is bouncing around. Going nowhere by looks of things little fecker ha ha. I guess its all the joys of it.
After giving her mum a hard time since Monday with high blood pressure,baby Claire arrived yesterday afternoon at 5.00. C-section and 5 weeks early she came out bawling and kicking
Absolutely surreal experience,I saw the whole lot happen and was with mammy all the way but it's just too hard to explain all the emotions involved. How those ladies work under that workload and with such respect and love is unbelievable.
Got to feed and wind her last night while her beautiful mother slept.
Best of luck Buachaill,didn't see your posts til now. Let us know how it goes!!
That's golf on the back-foot for a while*crosses fingers*
Hijacking this thread...... first Grandchild born 2:33 am this morning in Mullingar, very eventfull night........ emergency C section. all ended well ....... daughter and little guy doing well, looking forward to seeing him properly today. Only got a glimpse of him being transferred from Intensive care to maternity ward. lungs working fine !
Thank God both are doing well.
Good luck to all
Only found out last tuesday night that my wife is pregnant for the first time.Got a shock to be honest because i wasnt expecting it to happen so quickly so am only starting to get my head around it now.
Exciting times ahead even though were fighting like cats and dogs at the moment.Must be the hormones kicking in!!!!!
Congrats Staker thats great news, I can only imagine how nice it feels to finally have your baby in your arms !! hopefully I will know sooner rather than later, still no budging.
I think I would happily miss the golf for now. Still a bit cold out there for me anyhow, May-June will be fine for me ha ha
Congrats Secman and staker, Great news for you. Buchaill I am in the same boat as you. Due date is next Thursday. We had a scan last wednesday and the Dr said that (judging by the look of her) he dosnt think my wife will still be pregnant in a week. Wednesday night she woke with peroid type pains and lots of cramping, Got a lot worse during the night and by morning there were gone so I decided to go to work, They came back again yesterday thursday and got worse during the night and now they seem to have calmed down a good bit. I dont know how my wife is handling this so well. I have decided not to go to work today just in case!!