This thread is for those due May 22-31
Baby is the size of a(n):
Any appointments? Questions?:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition?
Due date/W+D: 5/30, 15+4
Baby is the size of a(n): cinnamon roll
Any appointments? Questions?: nothing scheduled until my appt/anatomy scan on 1/2 but I need to put a call in about my itching/rash
Rants/Raves?: I'm not feeling better this second trimester. Some days I guess I am, but I actually feel worse others. Like today. I have no idea if I can make it through work today. I'm not sleeping from the itching and the nausea is back with a vengeance
How are you feeling?: I threw up so hard this morning my nose started bleeding, and now I can feel a post nasal drip that is metallic in taste, and therefore some blood drainage from the nosebleed. So yeah 😣
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? The candlelit Christmas Eve service ⛪ I love the meaning behind lighting the candles and it's just so beautiful.
Due date/W+D: May 23, 16+4
Baby is the size of a(n): Avocado
Any appointments? Questions?: No appointments this week -- just riding it out until the AS on 1/3
Rants/Raves?: I think I'm feeling this LO move some. It's confusing because it's the same place each time and just slightly above my belly button but I'm pretty sure it's kicks. Their few and far between, but it still is my favorite thing.
How are you feeling?: Good. No major complaints. The RLP pain could go away and I'd be glad, but it's been manageable so far.
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? I love midnight mass on Christmas Eve. We won't go this year because I don't want to throw off DS' schedule for Christmas Day, but it's something I'm looking forward to when the kids are older. Also, growing up my grandparents always did this thing where they'd number all the gifts instead of putting names on them. They'd all be lined up in their tiny living room and we'd crowd around and anxiously wait to find out who was #1. It's silly, but they still do it today and it I look forward to it each year.
Due date/W+D: May 29/15w+5d
Baby is the size of a(n): light bulb 💡
Any appointments? Questions?: have an appointment but, I have to reschedule because my medi-cal has not been approved yet 😞 (I was totally looking forward to the ultrasound)
Rants/Raves?: lately, my patience has been wearing thin. I get so annoyed with stupid people lol especially coworkers
How are you feeling?: trying to stay positive since I have placenta previa. On Saturday I had my first hemmorhage due to PP (it wasn’t majors but definitely took it easy that day)
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? Hmm 🤔 I don’t have a tradition . I need to make one (maybe I’ll make it a tradition to take the kiddos to see Proples xmas lights)
Due date/W+D: 5/26 16+1
Baby is the size of a(n): CD
Any appointments? Questions?: appointment nest Monday
Rants/Raves?: ready to be open about the pregnancy! Finally posted on social media yesterday!
How are you feeling?: Tired, nausea randomly, RLP which I could live without but I prefer that to throwing up...
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? Snuggling with cocoa and watching Xmas movies
May 28, 16 Weeks
Baby is the size of a(n):
AvocadoAny appointments? Questions?:
My next appointment is next week. I am wondering how everyone is doing on the weight gain front? I’m still mostly maintaining which is surprising to me because I feel like I am constantly eating to keep my nausea at bay. Maybe I just am not eating a lot at one sitting? I have a history of disordered eating so I want to make sure I am gaining enough for the baby.Rants/Raves?:
Tired of not feeling well, but I have switched to ½ a unisom and am still functioning through the day so I am hopeful that by next week I may be able to come off it completely!How are you feeling?:
See above. Still feeling nauseous but starting to get better.GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition?
I have so many! I love holiday traditions. I think my favorite is the candlelight Christmas eve service. There is something almost magical about it and it sets the stage for what Christmas is all about.
Due date/W+D: 5/28-16 weeks!
Baby is the size of a(n): of a can of pop, soda, soft drink, coke or whatever you call it... (What do you guys call it?)
Any appointments? Questions?: Not until next week
Rants/Raves?: This congestion sucks ass at night.
How are you feeling?: Besides the congestion, I feel great. It all still feels surreal!
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? Decorating the tree & watching Christmas movies. I can't wait to start new traditions with our little guy!
@imrachellea how miserable I am feeling relief now by 16 weeks so I'm hoping the same for you
Due date/W+D: 5/28, 16 weeks
Any appointments? Questions?: Appointment tonight! Just 16 week check up, nothing too exciting.
How are you feeling?: SO much better. Nausea has really died down unless I don't eat. That's what it was like my first pregnancy. I'm so glad the full days of nausea seem to be behind me.
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? I don't celebrate any of the winter holidays and we're just starting to form new traditions with the holidays we do celebrate so I'll go with winter traditions - ice skating! It's one of my favorite things. We didn't go last year because DS was a newborn and we won't go this year because he can't stand yet but we are going to take him sledding at some point. Next year I'm hoping we can get him on the ice! Baby sibling can come along for fun.
Due date/W+D: 16w5d (may 23)
Baby is the size of a(n): dill pickle
Any appointments? Questions?: Appt on friday to discuss my fluctuating high bp
Rants/Raves?: Rant- burned my hand at work so i have a second degree burn on the hand I use to write with (Addressing christmas cards and wrapping presents have been difficult). My boss has cut my hours due to me being pregnant (no other managers hours got cut, just mine and i have been there almost 9 years). My husband told me not to complain as it gives me more time at home to get stuff ready. I think my feeling are hurt more than i am mad because i am still doing everyrhing required of me and i have helped train every manager they have (including all the ones at other locations) so i feel like this should have been discussed with me at the very least.
How are you feeling?: great! My sciatic pain has almost completely went away with the stretches i have been doing and i am feeling the little guy move more and more
Putting up treasured decorations in the house. I have several that my parents bought when they first got together and after my mom died my dad gave them to me. I also enjoy baking cookies and making candied turtles.
@justharrison it is illegal for them to discriminate against you for being pregnant. I wouldn't confront them with that, but I would keep any email or voicemail if something in that vein is said. If you just want to change the practice, you can approach the upper management. If you're fed up with the practice then you could explore further.
Due date/W+D: 5/30 15+5
Baby is the size of a(n): a canary
Any appointments? Questions?: appointment on Thursday for just a general check-up.
Rants/Raves?: none right now.
How are you feeling?: nausea is getting better, but still have crappy days like this morning with throwing up 2x or more a day. Wish this was over!
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? We always do a take on the feast of seven fishes for Christmas eve, but not necessarily the traditional dishes. Not sure what we'll do this year since I think it'll only be me, DH and my parents for Christmas eve. I love that and watching all the old claymation Christmas videos.
Due date/W+D: May 22 | 17+1
Baby is the size of a(n): Pomegranate
Any appointments? Questions?: Appointment with my internist next week about my ER scare last night and then a cardiology referral (long post in the symptoms thread for this week). Anatomy scan 2 weeks from today!
Rants/Raves?: My husband is traveling a lot in the next few weeks (including my birthday, Christmas and our 5-year anniversary) and I am trying not to be too disappointed. He isn't great about planning ahead for gifts so I am not expecting anything, though I have arranged a few for our anniversary (we don't usually do Christmas gifts). Mostly just sad he won't be home for my next round of appointments. He is going to try to make the anatomy scan, but my mom is on stand-by.
How are you feeling?: Actually really good, not counting last night. Some pressure when trying to empty my bladder (called the OB office in a panic about a bladder infection or kidney infection, but urine tests earlier this week were normal). Apparently it can happen when you wait too long to use the bathroom!
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? We won't be able to this year, but my husband and I usually spend Christmas morning making breakfast, eating it in bed and then going to a movie. A perfect lazy morning before meeting up with family in the evening.
Due date/W+D: May 23/ 17 weeks 1 day
Baby is the size of a(n): Pomegranate
Any appointments? Questions?: nothing till January
Rants/Raves?: DH seems to always have to go out of town around Christmas! He'll be back 4 days before Christmas . At least he'll be home for the actual holiday!
How are you feeling?: still dealing with a bit of morning sickness but as long as I can manage to eat something I won't throw up lol
GTKY: what is your favorite holiday tradition? Every year a couple weeks before Christmas my family has a party where we sing Christmas Carol's together and I love it! It's on sunday and I cant wait!