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GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions?
Due date: 3/1
Any appointments? Questions?: I had a growth scan Monday and it went well. She’s measuring in the 48th percentile at 4 lb.
Rants/Raves?: It was so nice having some time off from work. Today is my first day back though and I’m really not feeling it.
How are you feeling?: Exhausted and huge. I don’t remember feeling like this during my first pregnancy. Every time I stand up, I feel like I need to pee. I’m just uncomfortable.
GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions? I need to think of something.
Due date: March 5 (or March 11)
Any appointments? Questions? Had a routine visit with the midwife on Monday.
Rants/Raves? Rant: I am anemic and have to start supplementing my iron. I hope it will help improve my fatigue and also the shortness of breath. Rave: I squeaked by on my glucose screen, so no GD, which I am super grateful for.
How are you feeling? Overall feeling really well, but getting a little nervous about the delivery. My bump is measuring 4 weeks ahead and my next appointment is with an OB in the practice to discuss the risks of VBAC vs RCS and sign some paperwork. My midwife is still supportive of the VBAC, but I have a feeling the docs will not be as favorable given the (predicted) size of this baby and what happened with my last giant baby delivery.
GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions? I usually make a list of goals every year and carry it in my wallet, but my resolution for this year is to give myself grace, (not one of my strong points), so this year I didn’t make a goal list!
Any appointments? Questions?: Just went in today for a bp check and labs. My next OB appointment is next Friday
Rants/Raves?: Rant: My MIL does not know the meaning of no, it's a long story. Rave: DH and DD have been super helpful recently with getting things together around the house since I haven't been feeling up to doing much.
How are you feeling?: Awful. I've had a headache since yesterday that will not go away. I haven't done anything since day before yesterday but lie on the couch and sleep. I called today to get in for a bp check and my bp was up, so I had to go have labs done and will be doing a 24 hour urine test. Other than that, just the usual symptoms.
GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions? Nothing new really. I am planning to run some races in the Fall, so I hope to get back to training in early summer. Hopefully lose some of the baby weight, but I'm going to ease back into things. We will see how it goes.
Due date: 3/2
Any appointments? Questions?: None this week.
Rants/Raves?: My brother was born at 30 weeks so getting to 31 weeks feels pretty darn good! DH was born at 32 weeks so I'm looking at that as another milestone to hopefully reach. I don't expect LO to come so early but the possibility feels very real to me.
How are you feeling?: Feeling large and not sleeping well due to achey hips, increased bathroom trips and just general insomnia. All things considered, not too bad. This board gives me a lot of perspective for all the various symptoms I could have and don't so I'm pretty grateful for the many third tri symptoms I haven't yet experienced. I'm so sorry to those of you who are really going through a rough time.
GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions? I tend to make many small goals throughout the year vs a couple big annual ones. Getting ready for baby is my main priority and making a resolution around that is something I don't feel comfortable with. I have been making a yearly reading goal that matches the year (18 books in 2018) so I think it'd be nice if I can read 19 books this year. May be difficult with a baby but I think it could still be doable even if I just listen to audiobooks during my work commute.
Due date: 3/6 eviction date
Any appointments? Questions?: I had my pre-admission appointment on Friday, which was a little surreal.
Rants/Raves?: I scored 10 boxes of diapers in the Target glitch. They accidentally sent me 14!
How are you feeling?: I’m feeling good physically, but mentally, I’m starting to get anxious about adding this baby to the mix. I know it will be great, but also hard to adjust.
Nothing really personal, but professionally, I’d like to get Google Educator certified and hit some other goals in my beauty side hustle:
Due date: 3/9
Any appointments? Questions?: Growth Scan/Appointment was today
Rants/Raves?: Rave: Growth scan went well today LO is measuring at 3.5 lb in the 51% and I just have some extra fluid which is what is causing me to measure ahead. We are finally starting to get this LOs room together so I’m excited about that! Rant: My BP was up today in the office so on BP medicine I go starting tonight I had this issue last time and ended up on bedrest for the last 4 weeks. I’m very hopeful it doesn’t happen again!
How are you feeling?: Ehhh I have a lot of cramping in my pelvis and lower back. My midwife says it’s normal that my cervix measured at a 5 today and the average is 3 so she isn’t concerned unless I start leaking blood or anything brown, pink, or foul smelling. She says the cramping is probably because of the extra fluid. Other than that a lot of Braxton Hicks, sugar cravings, and low energy.
GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions? Ehh not really other than just preparing for baby number 2.
Due date: 3/1
Any appointments? Questions?: Also had a growth scan today and everything was great. Kid is about 4lbs and already has hair on his head! I can't believe he's going to double in size before coming out of me... He already looked crammed in there.
Rants/Raves?: It feels like crunch-time now that I'm hitting the 32 weeks mark and we're trying to get a lot of crap in order very quickly. Both of our cars are 15 years old and unreliable so we're car hunting which sucks when you have specific needs/wants and don't have much money... And I feel like I'm also trying to do a bunch of other annoying tasks like finding a pediatrician, getting my husband on my health insurance, applying for car loans, etc. that all involve dealing with paperwork which I HATE and it's sucking up so much time. I'm really not putting much time into work and I know it's going to bite me in the ass.
How are you feeling?: I was skimming through the January symptoms thread and I'm feeling the same as just about everyone else. Not sleeping great, BH contractions when walking, calf cramps at night, shortness of breath, feeling hungry then immediately full when I start eating... Just very uncomfortable but nothing serious. I'm getting pretty ready to have my body back, although I guess it still won't really be mine if I'm breastfeeding..
GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions? Ehhh not really. An unofficial resolution is to get better at time management and being productive with only short periods of free time. I've been sucking hard at it lately and I know this will be an important skill to have when the kid is here....
Due date: 3/3 (will not go beyond 39 weeks due to GD)
Any appointments? Questions?:
Had an appointment on Monday with a growth scan. Little dude had been measuring in the 99th percentile but was measured in the 74th percentile at 4lbs 4oz this scan. I am thankful, I was terrified he would be huge.
Rants/Raves?: My fluids were on the low end of normal, but had dropped 50% since my last scan so doc wants to keep an eye on everything. She went ahead and has moved me to weekly appointments with NSTs and other fetal monitoring. Raves: I've been doing pretty well with keeping my blood sugars in check to the point where they decided to lower my insulin dosage, yay! Also during the ultrasound the tech pointed out some hair. I have a terrible time telling what I am seeing on these things but it's fun to know he probably isn't coming out bald. We couldn't see his face because he was covering it with his hands of course, but since I will be having regular scans I'm pretty excited to get to see him more.
How are you feeling?: Miserable. Hemorrhoids, vulvar varicosities, hip and back pain, BH, insomnia. I am pretty much done being pregnant. I'm going to need little guy to cook a little faster and get out!
GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions?
I don't do New Year's resolutions but my main focus and goal for this year is to keep the little guy alive and healthy. And hopefully lose some weight in the process, but that won't be my main focus.
Due date: 3/7
Any appointments? Questions?: Had an regular OB appointment this morning. Everything is good. Appointments are still every other week.
Rants/Raves?: My family just experienced a loss the day after Christmas and my best friend is going through a hard time as well. It sucks being so far away from family and my closest friends when I feel like they need my love and support. Also, similar to @bug_hunter I am really feeling the pressure suddenly to get things done, both for baby and for us prior to baby's arrival. I am just a little overwhelmed, but this weekend we have nothing planned so I am going to take care of business. Haha.
How are you feeling?: I feel pregnant. Lol.
GTKY: Any New Year's Resolutions? Not specifically, but my main goal going forward is to be more intentional with my time.