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November 2018 Moms

Ticker Change 11/8-11/14 (post on your ticker change day)

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edited November 2018 in November 2018 Moms
explanation for the newbies: your ticker change day is the day that you begin your next gestational week, i.e. if you start your 39th week of pregnancy today (11/8), Thursday would be your ticker change day.

Back when the board had more activity, each day of the week had their own thread; but now that we’re all getting busy with final preparations or taking care of newborns, I figured it would be easier to have one single thread and whoever would like to update the group can do so on their original ticker change day.

1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby?

2. How are you feeling?

3. Any appointments this week?

4. Rants/raves/questions?

5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival?

6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up?

Re: Ticker Change 11/8-11/14 (post on your ticker change day)

  • 1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby?
    i would be 38 weeks today; swiss chards. babies are actually 3w6d old, both are approximately 5-5.5lbs.
    2. How are you feeling?
    tired, always busy.
    3. Any appointments this week?
    one tomorrow with the kidney specialist for emilia. one monday with the family pediatrician for growth and wellness.
    4. Rants/raves/questions?
    i have to fortify 3 bottled breastmilk meals with some formula powder everyday to add some extra calories, but the formula really aggravates the girls’ reflux so they’ve been spitting up and choking after those meals. i have to hold or position each one upright for at least 30+ minutes each time and i’m so weary of this problem. it is such a time suck and the girls are obviously suffering. i want to ask the pedi at our next appointment if we can stop the formula altogether.
    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival?
    i’m working on cleaning the house a bit since it’s been neglected for awhile. planning on taking some pictures for holiday cards/birth announcements this weekend.
    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up?
    i’m an only child.
    offtoneverlandwildrainbowlostarz14hollyeva
  • @highsteaks Let me know how the kidney specialist appointment goes tomorrow! I'm sorry you have to fortify with formula. That sounds incredibly frustrating. I would hate having to do that since the girls obviously aren't handling it well. :( 

    My ticker change day is tomorrow but I'm doing this now because I might forget tomorrow.

    1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby? I would be 41 weeks today. Sydney is about 2.5 weeks old and weighs 6 pounds 14 ounces as of 2 days ago. 

    2. How are you feeling? Okay. Just anxious to get home from the hospital hopefully soon. We moved out of the ICU today onto the infant/toddler floor so at least we've made progress. 

    3. Any appointments this week? Nothing aside from the regular daily check ups from the doctors and renal specialists. 

    4. Rants/raves/questions? All of my rants right now are associated with being in the hospital still, 17 days later. But I'll spare you all my ranting. :) 

    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival? I'm trying to take advantage of Sydney being in the hospital still so I can take care of a few things at home, like cleaning and such. Also trying to spend as much time with DD1 as I can. 

    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up? I have one sister who's about 2 years older than me. We didn't always get along well because she can be pretty bossy, but we're very close now and talk or text almost every day. 
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    DD2: 10/2018  <3
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  • MojieJoMojieJo member
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    1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby?

    39 weeks - pumpkin! :mrgreen: 
    2. How are you feeling?

    Short of breath and tired, but good otherwise!
    3. Any appointments this week?

    I had an OB appointment on Tuesday and an NST on Thursday.
    4. Rants/raves/questions?

    I can't believe I'm due in a week!  I'm so nervous to find out how this whole thing goes down since I never went into labor last time and was never dilated or anything (scheduled C-section).

    I feel like a FTM and, as far as my body is concerned when it comes to labor, I basically am!

    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival?

    We need to buy a van, get clothes washed and set up a couple of things.  We really, really need to, but with my husband's work schedule and my being full term and taking care of twin toddlers, it's hard.
    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up?

    I have one (significantly) older brother.  We were very, very good friends growing up.  I idolized him. 

    We've grown very far apart since he left for college when I was in elementary school, but we're trying to start over now.
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  • 1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby?
    38w2d.  Winter melon, spaghetti squash (this reminds me I have one at home I need to cook!)

    2. How are you feeling?
    Um, pretty awful lol and it's all just the pressure in my belly.  Walking is the absolute worst!

    3. Any appointments this week?
    I had one Wednesday.  It was quick, everything is fine.  Will prob have an internal check done next week if he's still in there.

    4. Rants/raves/questions?
    What prenatal vitamins are everyone taking?  I get free ones right now if I get them from a certain store but I HATE the packaging so much that I think I'm just going to buy the next batch lol.  We do continue taking them if breastfeeding/pumping, right?  I can't really remember what I did with my first.

    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival?
    Nothing really.  Adding any finishing touches to mine and DDs bags.  Maybe finishing up some things in the baby's room even though he won't be in there for awhile.

    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up?
    I'm the oldest of 3.  My two younger siblings were closer in age than I was with them, but me and my sister got along pretty well until I was in like middle school.  We all get along great now though!

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  • @lostarz14 yes, continue taking prenatals if you’re breastfeeding. i’m currently taking gnc prenatal with dha which i do NOT like. also interested to hear a good prenatal rec. i took target brand prenatal with dha before and liked it better than gnc, but it doesn’t contain as great of a variety of vitamins and minerals like the gnc does.
    wildrainbowofftoneverlandlostarz14
  • @lostarz14 and @highsteaks I take Nature's Bounty prenatals. I love them. One pill, $30, 120 pills in the bottle. I get them at my local health food store. I know yippy can order them offline as well. 
    lostarz14highsteakshollyeva

  • 1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby?
    I would be 40 weeks today. Matthew is 3w5d old. He weighs about 5lbs14oz

    2. How are you feeling?
    So. Very. Tired. Things I didn't know about having a NICU baby is all the PP hormones kind of go into stasis until baby comes home. When baby does come home, they surge hardcore. I'm riding the crazy train of PP hormones almost one month since he's been born. It's weird when you don't really start out this way. Which now that I'm reading this doesn't make much sense, but I dunno how else to say it.

    3. Any appointments this week?
    M had a ped appt Wed with his new Dr, who was a former nephrologist at the NICU he was in. I LOVE him. We also had an LC appt to do a weighed feed. I'm going to trt to go this week as well. I really need to stop triple feeding. 

    4. Rants/raves/questions?
    I'm home by myself for the first time tizzy and I'm slightly terrified. Ds1 has been wonderful, but he is doing the whole toddler regression thing. 

    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival?
    We are pretty much set. I really need to vacuum and just do general cleaning, but I have zero chances/time. My house is a hot mess. Good thing we really can't have ppl over to protect M's immune system, otherwise, I would be super embarrassed. 

    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up? I have a brother and sister and a stepbrother and stepsister. My sister and I fought a lot growing up, but we are thick as thieves now. My brother and I are super close. My step siblings are a lot younger than me, but they are great. My stepsister is a stylist, so free haircuts etc. for life! My step brother graduated hs in May and joined the Navy. 
    offtoneverlandhighsteakshollyeva
  • @wildrainbow i absolutely know what you mean about hormones in stasis. i’m going through the same thing right now too. hugs hun. 
    wildrainbowhollyeva

  • 1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby?
    38 weeks today, size of a winter melon

    2. How are you feeling?
    Tired, congested, and really tight in the abdomen this morning

    3. Any appointments this week?
    Weekly appointment tomorrow and chiropractor on Friday

    4. Rants/raves/questions?
    Not really, want to make sure this swelling I have is typical pregnancy swelling as opposed to the scary pre-e kind. Working hard to keep this kid in position, hoping to have some progress on dilation but at the same time continuing to work on being patient and not letting her size be a reason to induce (there's no medical reason at this point, I'd really like to have one pregnancy go into natural labor without induction).

    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival?
    Make freezer meals and a budget for maternity leave, since next week's my last week of working until February.

    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up?
    I'm the oldest of 5- 3 sisters and 1 brother. We have a broad spectrum of ages since all my siblings are half sibs and among us there's 3 different fathers. It's all kind of complicated, but I'm close with my middle and youngest sisters.
    wildrainbowhighsteaks
  • do we think this is a good thread to put appointment updates? i’m hesitating to start another thread just for that.

    the twins had their pedi checkup this morning— no heart murmurs, so we get to cancel their echocardiograms. doc also gave the thumbs up to stop milk fortification. i’m very relieved! elise has gained 2 pounds in one month! emilia not far behind has gained 1lb12oz. today they are one month old!
    wildrainbowMojieJohollyeva
  • @highsteaks Happy one month! And Holy crap on the weight gain! 
    highsteaks
  • @highsteaks I think it's fine to put appointment updates here too. I can't believe how much weight your girls have gained! Holy cow! That's great that you can stop milk fortification now. One less thing to worry about. :) 
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    BFP 12/18/2017 | CP 12/28
    BFP 2/15/2018 | EDD: November 2nd | It's a girl!
    DD2: 10/2018  <3
    highsteaks
  • 1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby?
    41 weeks today. Size of a watermelon 

    2. How are you feeling?
    pretty good! Mild discomfort but all things considered I’m chillin!

    3. Any appointments this week?
    waiting in bed for a c section that will begin around 12:30. If anyone saw in the questions thread I started a foley bulb last week that didn’t work and I was sent home. Tried again last night and they pumped me up to the max and I went back to 1cm when they took it out this morning. Since I’m already a week late and the baby is measuring big they are just going to c section it out 

    4. Rants/raves/questions?
    Rant- I’m sad my DH can’t cut the cord. He was really looking forward to that 
    rave-omg I will be having a baby in a few hours!
    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival?
    the nursery furniture minus the recliner are at buy buy baby waiting for the recliner to come so it can get shipped all at once. In the meantime the baby will sleep in the bassinet that comes with the pack and play for now. Since we don’t know how big the baby is, I didn’t wash too many of the clothes we got so tags are on in case the baby is as big as they are claiming 

    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up? I have a brother that is 9 years older than me. He left for college when I was going into 4th grade and never really came back except for breaks and part of the summer. We just kind of did our own thing and bickered a lot
    wildrainbowofftoneverlandhighsteaks
  • 1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby?
    39 weeks. Size of a pumpkin

    2. How are you feeling?
    Ready to be done! My feet are so swollen.

    3. Any appointments this week?
    I had my weekly with my OB on Monday. No change since last week, so I'm not hopeful for an early arrival.

    4. Rants/raves/questions?
    Nothing this week.

    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival?
    Nothing at this point. I've prepared as much as I possibly can.

    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up?

    I have one older brother. We're 5 years apart so we weren't exceptionally close, but we generally got along.

    wildrainbowhighsteaks
  • 1. How many weeks are you today? What size is baby? 39 weeks- pumpkin? 

    2. How are you feeling? The breathlessness and heartburn I can deal with, but this insomnia.. wow. Anyone else in the same boat? I am wide awake for hours at a time overnight.. so much for a relaxing maternity leave before baby

    3. Any appointments this week? had my 39 week today.. no changes. still hopeful for a pre-thanksgiving baby, though. My doctor said most babies are born at week 39. 

    4. Rants/raves/questions? Anyone else feeling this crazy insomnia?? 

    5. What are you doing this week to prepare for baby’s arrival? Getting the house cleaned tomorrow, and then unpacking the last of the baby items in tnhe nursery. Need to figure out how to diaper in our bedroom, where he will be for the first few months. 

    6. GTKY: How many siblings do you have, and what was your relationship like with them growing up? Only child! I wish I had siblings.. 
    hollyevahighsteaks
  • @blumoon18 I had awful insomnia with ds1, like up at 2 am, awake for the rest of the night. I will say that it helped with the long nights after baby arrived, though. That is about the only good thing I can say about it.
    highsteaksarieselle
  • @blumoon18- I also have insomnia. Mine is the up at 4am variety.
  • @lostarz14 and @highsteaks I take nature made and love it. Costco has them for $15 for 150

    highsteaksarieselleofftoneverland
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