Thanking both of you, Tepe and Maddychelle for the extra responses.
Maddychelle, in answer to your question about finding out the sex of the baby- no way! I have always imagined a nice surprise at the end of all that pain with somebody telling me: "ooooooh, it's a giiiiirl" or "oooooh, it's a boooooy". Maybe my thoughts are like this because it's my first, I don't know. It is a bit of a waiting game but I'm willing to wait. And anyway, I'll just use you for excitement when you tell me what you're having! To be honest, at this stage, all I'm thinking is please let me have a healthy baby and a bearable labour.
Had a bit of a scare yesterday. Fairly bad lower back pain but nothing short of the ordinary. Then some cramping, didn't think much of it as I feel as though I'm over the 'dangerous' stage. No bleeding but funny coloured urine. Go figure. So I resort to my trusty book. The page on miscarriage reads something like this: "pain often begins with lower back pain and is later felt as abdominal cramping". So, as you can imagine, I am freaking out but at the same time I know I'm not really bleeding, yet I'm panicking because that could be next. So I do the whole lie down and rest the feet on some pillows bit and call my GP. She says that because my 12 week ultrasound came out as normal she wasn't too worried. I'm now about 14 weeks so she tells me to relax until tomorrow (I'm meeting my ob today).
And so, here I am waiting until my appointment time. Nothing major has happenend between yesterday and today. I hope everything is ok. Maddychelle, one miscarriage is bad enough but you know that two would be a killer. I pray that the ultrasound shows similar results to last time. I don't think i could handle another one, especially at this stage. It's not like the last one, that happened at about 7-8 weeks (I never had back pain with that one). The longer it's in my belly, the more attached i get.
Well, I've spilled my guts and am feeling better being able to share this. Thanks all. Keep you posted.