3rd Trimester Weekly Check-In October 16th — The Bump
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3rd Trimester Weekly Check-In October 16th

This is a weekly check in for the mamas  who have made it to the 3rd trimester!!! If you are in week 28 or past, feel free to join in on the weekly fun.

If you're just joining us please post a: 
•Mini synopsis in your first post with your EDD
•How many babies you are pregnant with
•If you know the gender(s)
•How you have been feeling in your 3rd tri
•Any upcoming or recent appointments you may have had

Feel free to share pictures of your bump, nurseries, baby gear, and of course those babies when they arrive! 

QOTW: What are you looking forward to the most about being a mom(again)?

3rd Trimester mommies and their little bundles:

@ChocolateIsLife  EDD 10/21/17 with a little girl
@Joslynj11 EDD 10/26/17 with a little girl 
@PolythenePam EDD 10/31/17 with a little boy
@sasha29-2  EDD 11/18 with a little boy
@Jeansis EDD 11/30 with a little boy
@PoeMasque EDD 12/8 with a little boy
@clovelyone EDD 12/16 with boy/girl twins
@stella_700 EDD ?? with boy/girl twins
@wabash15 EDD 12/25 Team Green

Congratulations to @mous-2  on welcoming your twins a couple weeks ago! So sorry to hear the birth was a little rough but we are all happy to hear mommy and babies are all home resting well!

@ChocolateIsLife just checking on you girlie, you are leading our list this week and I know we haven't heard from you in a while. Hope you and baby girl are well and good luck with your upcoming due date!
Me: 29 DH:38
First RE Consult 3/9/2016
IVF ER 5/5/2016
23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
Transfer canceled OHSS
FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
*Praying that 3 is our charm*


Re: 3rd Trimester Weekly Check-In October 16th

  • Joslynj11Joslynj11 member
    edited October 2017
    Happy Monday ladies! We are so close to the finish line, it is just so crazy to see my name 2nd on the list  :o DH and I are so ready for our little lady to arrive!!

    I am checking in 38+4 and still surprisingly feeling pretty good overall. My evening heartburn still kicks my butt but I can't complain. I am counting down the days until Maternity Leave as I feel like work is driving me crazy but I would rather work as long as I can so I can spend as much time as I can at home with baby! Oh and today is DH's birthday so I am going head home early today to put some special stuff together for him <3 So i guess just overall boring, but I hope it stays that way because I want this little lady to cook to the end  :D

    ETA QOTW: Totally forgot to answer hehe. I think I am most looking forward to watching DH meet our little one for the first time and seeing her and holding her for the first time. Oh I can't wait to meet her too!! We have been waiting SOOOOO very long for this day!
    Me: 29 DH:38
    First RE Consult 3/9/2016
    IVF ER 5/5/2016
    23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
    Transfer canceled OHSS
    FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
    Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
    FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
    Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
    IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
    ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
    Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
    FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
    2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
    Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
    3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
    3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
    6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
    10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
    *Praying that 3 is our charm*


    wabash15
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  • @Joslynj11 your getting so close!! happy birthday to your DH.

    30weeks with our pistachio (team green singleton). Overall things are good. I had food poisoning and a cold last week but thankfully am over both. It was a rough combo. I'm finally feeling this little one on a more regular basis and its nice. (except for the cervix kicking, kid you can cut that out any time)  As for what I'm most looking forward to is that snugly froggy stage, where they still tuck up like they are in the womb and they just cuddle next to you... They smell so sweet... their faces are so peaceful... oh it gets me every time. 
    *TW*
    TTC 1/2012
    Diagnosed : unexplained infertility
    6 rounds of IUI and a MC 2/2014, rainbow twins 4/2015
    TTC #3 5/2016
    Restarted Fertility tx
    IUI 2 rounds, baby girl 12/17

    Joslynj11Polythene PamPoeMasque
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  • @wabash15 Sorry to hear about the food poisoning! I am glad that you are feeling better :) Oh and the snugly phase sounds SO amazing! I can't wait for that either haha!!
    Me: 29 DH:38
    First RE Consult 3/9/2016
    IVF ER 5/5/2016
    23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
    Transfer canceled OHSS
    FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
    Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
    FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
    Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
    IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
    ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
    Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
    FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
    2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
    Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
    3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
    3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
    6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
    10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
    *Praying that 3 is our charm*


    wabash15
  • 38 weeks, I've been having major cramping and my husband swears my bump dropped but we'll see if there's progress on Wednesday. Feeling good, just tired now!

    QOTW same as others, the sleepy snuggles! And seeing my daughter meet him, she's been asking for a sibling for way too long, I can't wait to see her love on him. ❤️
    PoeMasquewabash15
  • 32+3 today! Can’t wait for weds when we finally get to see this little bean again (haven’t had a scan since the 20 week anatomy scan). This little guy is definitely running out of room and he loves to get his little feet all up in my right lung. Yay! 

    QOTW: I really just can’t wait to meet this little guy. Working with new parents for a living has made me a little afraid of those first few weeks and how little sleep we are going to get, but he will be so worth it! 
    Me: 39 SO: 36

    Dx: low progesterone, possible DOR - officially "unexplained"

    TTC#1 since November 2015
    9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
    10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
    1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
    March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017

    TTC #2 since July 2018
    May 2019 IVF #2: BFP! (beta#1 346, beta#2 646) - vanishing twin at 8 weeks. Baby B still going strong - due 2/8/20!
    Pregnancy Ticker
    Joslynj11wabash15Polythene Pam
  • 37 weeks today, the home stretch! People tell me I look like he's dropping, and I've definitely felt that pressure at times moving down lower.  His movements are getting slower, but stronger, too, so that's been interesting; less kicking and punching, more slow rolls lol.  Personally, though, I am so over being pregnant lol. It hasn't even been that bad; I can still work out, and move, and touch my toes (just barely!), but I'm just kind of over the little inconveniences.  It goes right to the QOTW: While of course I'm looking forward to meeting our little dude, and to watching my husband become a father, which he's wanted for so long, it'll be nice to stop belching like a frat boy every 15 minutes and have my feet go back down to their normal size and stop walking into walls and to have my lap back, lol.  I know that's all totally ridiculous, and pregnancy was MUCH kinder to me than I thought it would be, but I'm still ready to have this baby!
    Joslynj11Polythene PamPoeMasquewabash15
  • Anyone doing anything to help things along? I had my appt this morning, I was 1-2cm but he's apparently still high up (how he can get lower is going to be funny, I'm peeing every 5 min as it is). Just drinking my raspberry tea and dragging my daughter for lots of walks :) I tried spicy food with my daughter, horrible idea, and sex just seems impossible haha. I know it could be a few more weeks, just trying to avoid another giant baby if he's late :)
  • @PolythenePam My doula suggested holding onto the sink and pulling back into a squat. Hold that for as long as you can, then stand up and make circles with your hips. Repeat for several minutes. There are also pressure points that can help with strengthen contractions when you get there. I could get contractions to start by doing the squats, but never stay sustained. My problem was her head was too big to fit through my pelvis, so I never progressed.
    Polythene Pamwabash15
  • @persnickity thank you!! I tried it last night, definitely felt it! Thanks!
  • @PolythenePam you're welcome! I've got a while bunch of natural ways to help induce labor that I can share. That worked the best for me. I also had a lot of luck with the pressure points. 
    Polythene PamJoslynj11
  • @persnickity keep the suggestions coming in! I am not ready to start initiating labor just yet, but in about a week or so I will doing everything under the sun  :D:D
    Me: 29 DH:38
    First RE Consult 3/9/2016
    IVF ER 5/5/2016
    23 eggs retrieved; 15 mature; 8 developed to embryos; 6 frozen day 5; 2 frozen day 6
    Transfer canceled OHSS
    FET #1 6/2/2016 transferred 2 embryos
    Beta #1 6/15/2016 BFN
    FET #2 8/1/2016 transferred last 2 embryos (lost 4 in the thaw)
    Beta #1 8/12/16 BFN
    IVF #2: Started stims 12/2 
    ER #2 12/14/2016; 16 follies retrieved, 8 fertilized to day 1, 4 frozen day 5, and 1 frozen day 6
    Praying my frosties are strong through the next thaw FX
    FET # 3 2/07/2017 2 embabies thawed 2 embabies transferred
    2/14/2017 *TW* First ever BFP
    Beta #1 2/20/2017 277 Beta #2 2/23/2017 8,945...did I hear you right!
    3/10/2017 One beating heart HR 168!! So very happy
    3/10/2017 Official graduate from Jones Institute for Reproductive Health!! Couldn't help but cry
    6/8/2017 Anatomy Scan proves ITS A GIRL! 
    10/30/17 An angel was Born; Riley Charlize 7:50 AM my heart is so full
    *Praying that 3 is our charm*


    Polythene Pamwabash15
  • Agree haha! I know I still have time but again reallly want to avoid another giant baby, just "nudging" things along ;)
    Joslynj11
  • @Joslynj11 @PolythenePam There's some aromatherapy you can do as well. Basil essential oil can help. There's another essential oil, clarey sage, but that one should only be used at 40 weeks. The pressure points can be done anytime. I went to an acupuncturist who used the same pressure points as my doula.
    Joslynj11
  • Does anyone know how accurate growth scans are for weight? We had ours on weds and they said Baby was already 5.5lbs (and measuring a week  ahead)! I’m 33 weeks tomorrow and now terrified of having a 9+lb baby.....
    Me: 39 SO: 36

    Dx: low progesterone, possible DOR - officially "unexplained"

    TTC#1 since November 2015
    9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
    10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
    1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
    March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017

    TTC #2 since July 2018
    May 2019 IVF #2: BFP! (beta#1 346, beta#2 646) - vanishing twin at 8 weeks. Baby B still going strong - due 2/8/20!
    Pregnancy Ticker
    wabash15
  • liljoy-2liljoy-2 member
    edited October 2017
    Hello ladies,
    I feel bad because I haven't participated on this board since my 1st trimester because I had a difficult pregnancy so far (hyperemesis gravidarum, hyperglicemia, horrible constant heartburn and constipation, lack of stamina, etc). But I've been reading from time to time. 
    Hurray for being 33 weeks but scared for the home-stretch because I'm already very big and uncomfortable, which makes me anxious at times. 
    @PoeMasque hi there, me too! Baby is measuring 1.5 weeks ahead in terms of head size and weight-wise in the 75% percentile. Because I already had my doubts I can deliver vaginally due to a small pelvis/physique as well as endo and polypectomy surgeries, I think we may schedule a c-section at 39 weeks (by which time baby is estimated to be 8+ pounds). I'm still trying to prep for a vaginal if she decides to come earlier than that.. I really wanted to try vaginally but with this size I don't think I want to anymore ugh
  • @PoeMasque I was told + - a pound, with water weight and other factors playing in. We were being monitored with my daughter as she was measuring ahead and it caused me to panic, my doctor got mad at the ultrasound people for causing me to panic though. She said baby comes out one way or another and you'd be amazed what our bodies can do! My daughter was 8lbs 11oz and I'm smaller framed but managed vaginally. I've heard of drs inducing early if size is a concern. With this one being a boy we're expecting bigger (hence me squatting all day ;) but my dr isn't concerned :) 
    PoeMasque
  • @PoeMasque and @liljoy-2 ultrasounds can be a pound or more off in either direction. At my late term US the twins were measuring 8lbs and 7.5 lbs. In actuality when born they were 6lbs 5oz and 6lbs 10oz... so a big difference...
     @liljoy-2 I'm sorry this pregnancy has been so rough on you. Don't count yourself out for a vaginal delivery yet if its what you want. Our bodies are pretty amazing, but in the end do  what you feel most comfortable with. 
    *TW*
    TTC 1/2012
    Diagnosed : unexplained infertility
    6 rounds of IUI and a MC 2/2014, rainbow twins 4/2015
    TTC #3 5/2016
    Restarted Fertility tx
    IUI 2 rounds, baby girl 12/17

    PoeMasque
  • @PoeMasque Lurking- I was told my baby was already almost 7 lbs at my 36 week scan. I gave birth at 39 + 4 days and she was 6 lb 14 oz. So, not very accurate... :)
    ***TW***
    DH & I both 34.
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. Baby born 9/5/2017

    NOW on sibling journey. 
    2/20: FET = BFN :(
    4/20: Surprise COVID BFP

    PoeMasquewabash15
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