TTGP Grads | 25 may — The Bump
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TTGP Grads | 25 may

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edited May 2017 in September 2017 Moms

How are things going with you?

Questions?

pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!)

NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer?


TTGP history (*TW*):

Started TTC Oct 2015
BFP #1 June 2016: EDD 16 March 2017, MC July 2016
Re-started TTC Aug 2016
Started IF testing Nov 2016
Spontaneous BFP #2 January 2017: Rainbow Baby Boy September 2017
BFP #3 November 2018: Baby #2 expected August 2019


Re: TTGP Grads | 25 may

  • How are things going with you? pretty good. I jut can't wait for summer.

    Questions? nope

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!) not reallllly, just the occasional bad mom dream. Last night I dreamt I had my baby and just laid him on a soft bed with lots of pillows and left him to go hang out downstairs. I'd feed him when I thought of it, which was around 2-4 times a day. Super weird....

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer? hiking. I like forests and nature. Canoeing has too much sun exposure for my liking.. and my legs are stronger than my arms :p 


    TTGP history (*TW*):

    Started TTC Oct 2015
    BFP #1 June 2016: EDD 16 March 2017, MC July 2016
    Re-started TTC Aug 2016
    Started IF testing Nov 2016
    Spontaneous BFP #2 January 2017: Rainbow Baby Boy September 2017
    BFP #3 November 2018: Baby #2 expected August 2019


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  • How are things going with you? I have a tummy ache this morning. I guess I ate too much for dinner? I'm kind of excited to have a decreased appetite. Please stop eating all the food and more, self. Unhealthy proportions. DH still isn't into feeling my belly or watching it move even though LO is moving constantly, but he did get into squeezing my boobs and making them leak. Men.

    Questions? Not particularly I think.. 

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!) I can't think of any recently actually! I've been either not sleeping long enough to dream, or I sleep like a rock and don't remember anything.

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer? I think I'm gonna go for a canoe trip! I love boats and the water. Can I put a parasol above me to shade me from the sun? Can I have someone else in the canoe with me for company?


    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
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  • How are things going with you? Things are good. Tried to start walking more when it's not raining and watch what I am eating. DH and I have talked more about names and I think we have some narrowed down. MIL is, however, driving me crazy about my baby shower. She got the ball rolling with it and I asked my sister to help out. But my MIL has been all over me lately about getting stuff ready for it, and keeps asking what we need to do saying "I want so badly to help with your shower." I keep telling her no one is doing anything for it and there is nothing that needs to be done right now except for invitations. But she wouldn't quit so I am going shopping with her this weekend for "shower stuff." 

    Questions?

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!) Last night I had a dream that a sweet lady from work was trying to gun me and this other guy down. We hid behind a tree and when I tried to call the cops after some co-workers detained her, the guy answering the phone said "everyone is so sick right now we can't come out." Then I called back and the lady told me she would schedule an 8 minute appointment with a psychologist for me at the hospital. :|  

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer? I love hiking but only day hiking so if this trip would involve camping then I'm out. I am not a fan of canoes, so I would go with a city tour. 

    juliebeannn
  • @sugargirl1019 the last few summers we've gone on a canoe day-trip with DH's family in a few canoes: 2-3 people in a canoe. They borrow the canoes and paddles and didn't quite have enough paddles last time we went, so I ended up sitting in the middle and being paddled around like a princess haha.

    The first time we went, DH and I got burnt so bad we couldn't walk the next day and slept with wet towels covering our bodies (legs specifically). It meant we missed the hike planned for the next day which is the thing I was looking forward to the MOST out of the whole trip, so the next year I literally had a towel draped over me the whole time in the canoe and applied sunscreen like 5 times haha. I also made them schedule the hike for BEFORE the canoe trip so I wasn't at risk of missing it again :blush:  

    TTGP history (*TW*):

    Started TTC Oct 2015
    BFP #1 June 2016: EDD 16 March 2017, MC July 2016
    Re-started TTC Aug 2016
    Started IF testing Nov 2016
    Spontaneous BFP #2 January 2017: Rainbow Baby Boy September 2017
    BFP #3 November 2018: Baby #2 expected August 2019


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  • How are things going with you?

    Good, after a small scare from anatomy scan, the doctors verified yesterday baby girls origins are in the correct location. So other than that everything has been going well! 

    Questions?

    Not really, if any STM have a suggestion on exclusively pumping I'd like to hear, but I know it's been discussed on the breastfeeding board. 

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!)

    I feel like I don't sleep long enough periods to actually dream at this stage.  We are getting DS sleeping in his own bed in his own room so I spent sometime checking on him and also going pee about every hour at this point. 

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer?

    City no doubt! 

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  • @Sugargirl1019 Just wait until your milk comes in!  When my DH was being a total asshat, or just because, I would whip my boob out and shoot him in the face with milk.  Karma is coming your DH's way!   :p

    How are things going with you?  Great!  I finally gained a couple pounds over the last few weeks.  I LOVE being able to finally eat again, and actually enjoy it.  I feel good, everything went well at my 24w appt on Monday.  I have the regular GD test in a month (as opposed to the early 16w one I had already), so it's time to start cutting back on my sweet tooth again.   :/

    Questions?  Any other STM+ dealing with worse pubic symphysis pain this time around?  I had it with DS towards the end, but it's been coming and going a lot lately.  I noticed a few weeks ago it got worse after kettlebell squats with my trainer, so I took the weight down quite a bit at last night's session, but I'm still sore today (not as bad as last session, though).  

    Also, is anyone else on an aspirin regimen?  I'm supposed to start taking baby aspirin, as I had a higher BP towards the end of my first pregnancy.  

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!)  I've had some vivid ones in the last few weeks, although I can't remember any of them at the moment.  

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer?   Hiking and kayak trip!!  Although, my hips probably wouldn't forgive me for a long hiking trip right now.  We're planning a kayak trip this weekend if the weather holds up and the river isn't too high.  :-D

    DS1: Born 11.18.15
    DS2: EDD- 09.08.17

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  • How are things going with you? Good.  Still adjusting to my body.  I really like feeling kicks.  It is very reassuring.

    Questions? I feel like once I got past the first trimester my constant check on "what is baby doing today" kinda stopped.  The weeks are flying by, whereas they used to drag.  Anyone else?

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!) A week or two ago I had my first breastfeeding dream.  It was strange!

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer? I agree with @Sugargirl1019 if I can have a parasol, I'd choose canoe.

    *TW* 
    Me: 32 | DH: 35
    Met: 2007
    Married: 2013
    TTC #1: August 2015
    BFP: 06/21/16  MMC: 08/04/16
    BFP: 01/08/17 EDD: 09/20/2017

    September 2017 BMB June Siggy Challenge
    *Workout fails*
    tv win workout squat workout fail GIF


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  • @Cats*in*space Definitely feels like it's flying by now.  I think it's partly because the m/s is finallyyyyyy gone, and partly because I have a toddler to chase around when what I'd really love to do is be relaxing, haha.  Now that I can feel the baby kicking all the time, it's more reassuring and makes me worry less, too.  Although, I do wish he would stop kicking my cervix already.  That shit hurts.
    DS1: Born 11.18.15
    DS2: EDD- 09.08.17

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  • @ColoradoHiker OMG I just snort laughed at your comment about shooting YH with breast milk.  Too funny!!  :D

    How are things going with you? Overall, doing good.  Just the last few days though, sleeping has become an issue.  Sleeping on my sides makes my arm fall asleep, which then causes me to sleep on my back while I regain feeling in my arm/the pain goes away before I switch to the other side.  My arms actually hurt to the touch today.  With 14 weeks or so to go, I'm worried that eventually, sleep will become more and more difficult.  Ugh.

    Questions?  Nope

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!)  Oh man, in the first trimester I had some really really crazy, vivid dreams.  Especially being someone who didn't dream much before pregnancy, this was a huge surprise.  I've since gone back to no dreams (that I remember at least).    

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer?
    Hiking trip! I love being in nature...as long as it's not too hot! 


    Together 2007 | Married 2011 | Me: 33 | DH: 34
    Adopted Furbaby:  2014
    IUI #2 : 12/2016 -- BFP 12/24/16 -- EDD: 9/3/17

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  • How are things going with you? I have a cold which is less than fun usually but extra not fun with out cold meds due to pregnancy. But otherwise pretty good. 

    Trying to figure out balancing all my different moving work parts this summer..usually I am pretty fired up and don't mind covering where needed but so far I am just tired and not as motivated. :( 

    Questions? 

    What are you guys picking out (maybe a variety of things due to size options) for baby to wear home from hospital (or in photos taken at the hospital if that is your thing)?
    If any of you have dogs are you doing anything special to prep them for baby? 
    Any fun summer plans that you want to do before baby comes? 
    I might have asked this before but how long are you taking off for maternity leave? Is your DH taking time and if so how much? 

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!)

    None recently with the cold but some crazy ones before the cold hit. Though not sure how being it seems like I get no sleep with peeing a billion times each night. 

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer?

    City Tour maybe? Does it mostly include eating...cause I am all about eating. :) 

    juliebeannn I totally hear ya about the arms hurting and hard time sleeping! 

    Me: 37 DH: 32 TTGP Since 2014 INFERTILITY INFO (Medicated, IUI's, IVF/FET) IN SPOILER
    October 2014-April 2015: Without Medication or Doctor Guidance No Periods/No O BFN 
    Medicated April-December 2015: Clomid (didn't work) and so we tried Femera/Letrozole. Progesterone Met 1000 Not diagnosed PCOS but treating the same. Anovulatory. TI No US No O BFN 

    - TW - 
    IUI"S 
    January 2016-October 2016: Letrozole 2.5mg-7.5 mg, Pregyl or Ovideral Trigger Shot.
    9 cycles of IUI
    (7 Cancelled due to no mature follicles) (2 attempted IUI's with mature follicles)  

    IUI # 2 June 2016 and July 2016:  Met 1000, Estrogen (21 days), Progesterone (5 days) Femera 5m 6/28/16 Ultrasound CD14 = 25 follie. Pregnyl Trigger CD14 IUI 7/13 1stBeta (DPO 15): 7.6 (Surprise BFP...but Low #'s) 2ndBeta (DPO 17): 18 3rdBeta (DPO 19) 52.8 Progesterone Prescribed (spotting) 4thBeta (DPO 26) 6.9 Chemical Pregnancy BFN

    IVF and FET (diagnosed with PCOS) 204 pounds at start of IVF
    IVF # 1 October and November 2016: CCRM - Minneapolis 10/14 Consult and CD 3 testing, 10/14 started (OCP Antagonist - BCP) BCP, 10/21 1 day work up, Doxycycline 100mg 10 days, 10/24 stop bcp, Bloodwork US 10/29, 10/30-11/8 Stims 2 vials of Menopur, Dexamethasone, 225 of Gonal-F daily (dropped to 120). CCRM Vitamin Cocktail (like 20 of them), Monitoring (11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8), Retrieval 11/10 (38 eggs, 30 mature, 16 fertilized ICSI), 11/16 8 Blasts 11/30 CCS testing results 3 Normal 5aa's (2 boys and 1 girl) 1 Unknown 4 Abnormal (All girls) 


    Fet #1 January 2017: CCRM - Minneapolis bcp/lupron/suppository/p4 in oil QOD AF 12/7, 12/8 start meds. 1/3 lining and blood work check 14/15 mm, BW check 1/6. 1/9 transfer with acupuncture 1 CCS/PGS Normal 5aa hatching Progesterone around 26ish? Lower estrogen level 207 (wanted above 300 but over 200 was acceptable), started 1 estrace, progesterone in oil every other day, vivelle dot patches 4 every other day, 3x estrodiol daily, vitamin cocktail. POAS: - 4dp5dt and 5dp5dt, 6dp5dt frer very very very faint line. 7dp5dt and 8dp5dt + on Accuclear. 8dp5dt pregnant on a clear blue easy digital. 214 pounds at FET
    1/18 #1 Beta 91.1
    1/20 #2 Beta 215.9
    2/3 6 week US 2 sacs? Twins? but only 1 heartbeat/pole good heartbeat Stopped taking baby asprin Added in DHEA Veg Vitamin (also got the report that they transferred a girl 5aa eggo) 
    2/10 7 week US 2 sacs (likely vanishing twin) only 1 heartbeat/pole etc good heartbeat 137
    2/24 9 week US 1 eggo sac good heart beat 182 1 very small fluid sac (shrinking) 
    2/24 9 week 2 days start weening. Graduated from RE (CCRM is now starting weening as soon as 8.5 weeks)
    3/7 10 Weeks 5 days  weened completely of FET meds A1C 5.3% (Normal)
    3/9 11 Weeks 1 day my progesterone level was 15 and my estrogen level was 881 (I freaked out!)
    3/16 12 Weeks 1 day baby heard on doppler 164 HB
    4/14 16 week 2 days Ultrasound baby is looking good with all good numbers sized 17 weeks. Also got to hear her on the doppler for a few mins too. 

    5/5 19 Weeks 2 days going in for "20" week anatomy ultrasound got measurements but need to come back as wasn't able to get all the measurements
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 4.6 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (78%) HC 17.0 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (70%) AC 14.5 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (69%) Femur 3.1 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (63%) Humerus 3.1 cm 20 weeks 2 days (84%) Cerebellum 2.0 cm 19 weeks 5 days
    CisternaMagna 6.2 mm Nuchal Fold 4.5 mm
    HC/AC 1.17 FL/AC 0.22 FL/BPD 0.68 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 309 grams - 0 lbs 11 oz
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 19 weeks 5 days +/- 10 days.

    6/9 24 Weeks 2 days Glucose Test 1 hour (Failed) 190
    6/16 25 Weeks 2 days Ultrasound and 1st Baby Shower 
    6/20 25 Weeks 6 days Glucose Test 3 Hours (Failed) 95 (95), 183 (180), 213 (155), 198 (140) etc
    6/21 26 Weeks Recommended to a perintologist
    6/22 26 Weeks 1 day start monitoring blood sugar levels 
    6/30 27 Weeks 2 day A1 (blood sugar test ordered)

    7/5 28 Weeks Echo and 3d Ultrasound
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 2.6 Q2: 3.2 Q3: 4.8 Q4: 5.6 AFI Total = 16.3 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal 
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 7.2 cm 28 weeks 5 days* (60%) HC 26.4 cm 28 weeks 4 days* (48%) AC 23.3 cm 27 weeks 4 days* (36%) Femur 5.2 cm 28 weeks 0 days* (36%) Humerus 4.8 cm 28 weeks 0 days (49%)
    HC/AC 1.13 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.73 Ceph Index 0.77 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1142 grams - 2 lbs 8 oz (37%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 28 weeks 1 day +/- 14 days.

    7/10 28 Weeks 5 days Dietitian Appt and Lactatcian Consultant and A1 blood draw 5.4% (normal) 218.5 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks GD consult. 6 Lantus at 7pm daily. Novolog 1 unit for every 15 gm carbohydrate if consumed more than 30 gm at brkfst or 60 gm at lunch or supper 215.6 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks Transferred care to OB due to high risk. 216 pounds

    8/2 32 Weeks Ultrasound (not cooperative and still breech) and then weekly NST's
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.0 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (44%) HC 29.2 cm 31 weeks 6 days* (22%) AC 26.9 cm 31 weeks 0 days* (24%)  Femur 6.3 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (57%) Humerus 5.7 cm 32 weeks 6 days (71%)
    HC/AC 1.08 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.78 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1808 grams - 3 lbs 15 oz (29%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 31 weeks 6 days +/- 18 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.4 Q2: 2.9 Q3: 2.9 Q4: 4.4 AFI Total = 13.6 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/8 32w6d upped to 1:10 for dinner 
    8/11 Baby Shower
    8/13 Baby Shower
    8/16 34 weeks NST good reading Upped to 8 at bed for fasting and 1:7 for dinner 
    8/18 Dr Appt

    8/24 35 weeks 1 day (was suppose to be scheduled for 36 weeks) Weeks Ultrasound/GD Dr Appt/OB Appt 
    Frank Breech
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.9 cm 35 weeks 6 days* (67%) HC 31.7 cm 35 weeks 1 day * (35%) AC 30.2 cm 34 weeks 2 days* (33%) Femur 6.9 cm 34 weeks 6 days* (57%) Humerus 6.0 cm 34 weeks 6 days (64%)
    HC/AC 1.05 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.80 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 2494 grams - 5 lbs 8 oz (39%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 35 weeks 1 day +/- 21 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.3 Q2: 3.8 Q3: 2.4 Q4: 3.8 AFI Total = 13.4 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/31 36 Weeks
    9/7 37 Weeks
    9/10 Water broke...I got it tested at the emergency room it it showed it was negative. More water breaking and didn't go to the dr.
    9/11 37 weeks 4 days Called the Dr and got retested for water breaking...
    10:30pmish Baby Girl Born via Emergency C Section (Frank Breech Baby) 6lbs 3oz  -
    9/13 Dropped to 5 pounds 10oz and had jaundice 
    9/13 38 weeks

    9/22 39 Weeks 2 days C Section Scheduled for 10am (arrive at 8am) Equinox/Solstice
    EDD 9/27
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  • Sugargirl1019Sugargirl1019 member
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    @ColoradoHiker I'm on a baby aspirin! I have been since the BFP for MTHFR. But when I went to see my MFM, she looked over my meds and said "Oh good you're already on an aspirin."

    @BecauseLove 1) I haven't quite decided on a take home outfit 2)For the dogs I'll just have DH bring a blanket from baby home before we come home. That way they can sniff and get used to her. 3) I'm praying I have enough PTO stuff to get 12 weeks.

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
    My Chart / My Diabetes/Pregnancy Blog
    My Type 1/TTC/Pregnancy Podcast: 
    Juicebox Podcast Episode 118
    A1Cs:
    1/12/16 6.7%
    5/25/16 6.0%
    11/2/16 6.1%
    3/22/16 5.8%
    4/27/17 5.4%
    6/13/17 5.3%
               
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  • @ColoradoHiker I'm also on baby aspirin since I have high blood pressure. OB wanted me to start it near the end of my first tri. I've been on blood pressure meds for years.

    @BecauseLove We are team green, so we plan on getting two different sized, gender neutral outfits for baby. 

    We're not really doing anything special for the dog right now, but we'll prob have my parents bring one of baby's blankets over from the hospital and let her smell it before baby comes home.

    I'm hoping to take 12 weeks off, although half will be unpaid. DH will use 2 weeks of vacation time.

    How are things going with you? Pretty good! Ready for a long weekend with family coming in town for my cousin's high school graduation party. Starting to feel stressed about getting things done though. We want to take baby classes through the hospital, but our schedules make it difficult. 

    Questions?

    pregnancy GTKY: any crazy pregnancy dreams happening? (Baby related or not!) Lots of weird dreams. This week alone, I had a dream that I was taken hostage and cut with a knife, another that I was in a relationship with a co-worker (not sexual, thank god!) and another where I was in the hospital, and they brought the baby up out of my stomach and let me peek into the sack and see them, then they closed it back up and put baby back inside. The baby was fully grown and all cleaned off and beautiful, so it was weird. 

    NBR GTKY: you could go on a city tour, a hiking trip, or a canoe trip. What do you prefer? City tour!

    Me: 32 DH: 32
    Married: 10.15.16
    BFP: 12.24.16
    DS BD: 8.20.17

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  • dogdisnylovrdogdisnylovr member
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    edited May 2017
    @BecauseLove
    1) I think I am going to wait and see what we get at the baby shower. We are team green as well so probably won't get many clothes (thankfully!). I also thought about using the onesie that I used for our announcement picture but I can't for the life of me remember where I put it. 
    2) I'm very worried about my dogs. They are "special" to say the least. But I plan on walking my female with the stroller several times as soon as I get one. (Not even attempting to walk with my male and the baby.) I will probably have my mom bring home a blanket from the hospital. I've even thought about starting to walk around with a baby doll and laying them in a bassinet, pack n play, etc to get them somewhat used to it. It is going to be a very slow transition with them. 
    3) Unfortunately I will probably only be taking 6 weeks off. I was hoping for 8 but STD will only cover 6 and my PTO has to be used before I take STD and I'll have 6 weeks of PTO as well. So anything after 6 will be unpaid and I don't think we can afford for me not to work. DH is taking off a week. He said he might take more but I told him a week is good. :)
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  • @BecauseLove   
    1)  Not sure yet.  It would be fun to bring home DS2 in the same outfit as DS1, but it will more than likely be significantly warmer in early Sep than it was in mid-Nov, so.. I don't know yet!  We'll bring a newborn and 3m size, since u/s estimates for weight in the 3rd tri can be pretty inaccurate.
    2) No dogs, but since our cats are already used to DS1, I'm not expecting many issues.  They pretty much either snuggled in the lower portion of the PnP, or completely avoided DS1.
    3) We're going to make a trip to a beach in Delaware in late July.  My parents are taking DS on vacation with them (they switch off watching him with my in-laws), since we won't be taking any big vacations this summer.  We will have two weeks without DS, and I'm a little mixed on whether I'm excited or sad.  A bit of both, I think.
    4) I'm aiming for 10-12w, but it really depends on how much money we save up before he's born.  It was going to be much shorter, before the STD insurance appeal was approved last week.  DH will take whatever vacation/ sick leave he has, so probably less than a week.  

    @Sugargirl1019  and @MrsVP614   I was asking about the aspirin because I've rarely taken it before (and probably should have asked my midwife last week, but.. I forgot).  Can you take Tylenol at the same time as aspirin?  My midwife told me to start taking it early in the first tri, but most of the research online I saw said to wait until the end of first tri.  And then.. I keep forgetting to buy it (I'm sensing a theme in forgetfulness here..).  I don't normally have high BP, but I gained a lot of water weight with DS in the beginning of third tri, and my BP would start skyrocketing when I walked across campus to my appts (140s/ 90s range), then it would calm down again after sitting for a bit.  Combined with painfully swollen fingers and ankles, they had some concerns, although thankfully I never had protein in my urine, etc.  
    DS1: Born 11.18.15
    DS2: EDD- 09.08.17

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  • @ColoradoHiker I think with such a low dose of aspirin, it's fine... but of course it's always smart to double check with your doc. 
    Me: 32 DH: 32
    Married: 10.15.16
    BFP: 12.24.16
    DS BD: 8.20.17

  • ColoradoHikerColoradoHiker member
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    edited May 2017
    @MrsVP614 Absolutely.  Google says yes, I'm just lazy and haven't called them yet, tbh.  I'm not planning on starting the aspirin until I actually get confirmation from my CNM, ETA: since I'm already taking Tylenol pretty regularly for the pelvic pain.
    DS1: Born 11.18.15
    DS2: EDD- 09.08.17

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  • @BecauseLove ;
    1)  I don't have a particular outfit picked out but we'll probably take a NB outfit and a 3-month outfit to the hospital. 
    2)  We have a 65 pound pitbull so we started working on some behavioral stuff pretty early.  Normally, he's allowed to jump on the couch whenever he wants but we started limiting it to only when I allow him up, so that he doesn't just jump up when I'm holding the baby in the early days.  He was initially afraid of the stroller so we would randomly walk around the house with it so he could get used to the sounds and smells.  We also plan on starting to leave out baby toys and not letting him play with them so that he knows which toys are off limits -- we'll see how well this one works out haha.  Like PP have already said, we will also be bringing home a blanket from the hospital.
    3)  We're going away for a long weekend in the end of June for our babymoon.  Either Lake George or Crystal Springs Resort in NJ.  
    4)  I'm super fortunate to have 16 weeks paid maternity leave.  DH doesn't have paternity leave but he was allowed to group all his vacation days so that he can take almost a full month off after the baby's born.  
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  • @ColoradoHiker Yes baby aspirin daily and Tylenol as needed for pain is totally fine :) You're not ODing on anything.

    Me: 27 years old            DH: 27 years old
    Type 1 Diabetes since 2001, MTHFR hetero A1298T
    Dogs: Raider 4 yrs, Dex 4 yrs
    Married in July 2014
    TTC #1 since late Feb 2016
    BFP #1 3/29/16     MMC: 5/5/16
    BFP #2 7/6/16    SCH, D&C 8/4/16
    BFP #3 12/26/16     EDD: 9/6/17
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    5/25/16 6.0%
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  • @cats*in*space yup, first tri was like waiting for a kettle to boil. Second tri is going a lot faster! I have also had BFing dreams.

    no pets here, I didn't even really think about all that would entail!

    swedens parental leave is amazing and standardized (employers can add on perks, benefits, and percentages, but they can't take away or make something invalid by offering something else :s )

    TTGP history (*TW*):

    Started TTC Oct 2015
    BFP #1 June 2016: EDD 16 March 2017, MC July 2016
    Re-started TTC Aug 2016
    Started IF testing Nov 2016
    Spontaneous BFP #2 January 2017: Rainbow Baby Boy September 2017
    BFP #3 November 2018: Baby #2 expected August 2019


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