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STM & STM+ Check-In January

edited January 4 in September 2019 Moms
Due Date/W+D:

Other kiddos/ages:

Rants/Raves/Dear Diary?

Appointments?

Questions?

GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?

Re: STM & STM+ Check-In January

  • Hey yall! I'm a FTM, but since I posted the FTM thread, I also did the STM one for yall. I included a "Questions for STMs" line in ours, and I was wondering if the STMs would want that to be thread instead? And if so if you'd prefer it be monthly/weekly? OR I figured we all might lurk each others' boards anyway, so we could keep it as a question in the FTM threads if yall would prefer that & you could weigh in there? IDK what's best for the group, but I did it that way at this stage since there aren't so so many of us yet.

    I'm not sure how to do a poll, but since there aren't many of us yet, maybe we can take "sense of the room" & go from there? If you don't mind answering this additional query, for organizational purposes, let me know what you think. Thank you!
    rms924
  • rms924rms924 member
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    @kagesstarshroom thanks for posting this! Personally, I like a separate thread- that way ftm can reference easily? Just my two cents :) 

    And maybe we can post monthly ? I always remembered loving having the thread in one place, especially as things progress. 

    I would love to hear what everyone else thinks!

    Also, is this thread for stm+ ? I’m just wondering if I can respond :) pls forgive me if it’s a stupid question! This will be #3 for us, Fx 🙏. 
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  • My previous BMB had a ask a STM board(We called it BTDT, as in been there done that. Multiple kiddos totally count).  We had about one per trimester. It was sticky and super helpful. 
    Me: 31  H: 32
    Married: 10/10
    EDD: 8/27/16  MMC 1/16
    Rainbow Boy: 2/04/17
    TTC: 4/18 BFP: 1/2/19
    EDD: 9/6/19
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  • @rms924 I think it would make sense for this to be for STM and STM+, so I'll change the title! I was thinking about this after I posted it, how the "s" seemed to stand specifically for "second"--
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  • Due Date/W+D: 9/9

    Other kiddos/ages: 5 and 3 year old girls!

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? So ready for the morning sickness to go away. 

    Appointments? Monday! High risk. 

    Questions? None yet. Ready to see the transition from 2-3 kids. 

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? Cruise to the Bahamas. Ready to take the kiddos to Disney. 
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  • Due Date/W+D: 9/7

    Other kiddos/ages: 5 (almost 6), 4, 2

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary?  I have the worst sore throat ever! 

    Appointments? 2/4 with my midwife, but hoping for a dating ultrasound before that. The nurse will be calling me sometime in the next few weeks, I guess. I forgot to ask when. (face palm).

    Questions? Nope

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?

    Best vacation with just hubby was a Riviera cruise we went on the year after we got married from Cali down to Cabo. 

    Best vacation with the kids was Disneyland just last month! It was the first time for all of us and we wanted to go before getting pregnant. The timing worked out perfectly!
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    Due Date- Sept 15ish

    Other kiddos/ages: 9 and 6

    Appointments? Jan 17

    Questions? None yet. 

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? Costa Rica all inclusive 😍
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  • alliCalliC member
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    Due date: September 4

    Other kiddos/ages: Almost 5 and almost 2 year old boys!

    Appointments: 9/14 dating ultrasound; 9/16 intake phone call w/nurse; 9/24 first appointment w/midwife.

    Questiins: None.

    GTKY:  What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on &/or dream vacay?

    With DH, honeymoon to all-inclusive in Aruba. With the whole family, two weeks at a house on the beach last summer.
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  • Due Date/W+D: 9/7

    Other kiddos/ages: 5 and 22 months

    Appointments?  I don’t have one scheduled yet, maybe I should text my Ob tomorrow? 🤦‍♀️

    Questions?  Is the transition from two to three as tough as the transition from one to two??

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?

    we love a resort in Destin, Florida.  It’s on the gulf and the water is gorgeous.  There is so much to do as a family, amazing seafood and laid back pace.  We love to go every summer 
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  • @floridababy3 I looooove the panhandle so much. We go closer to Pensacola. I wanna go right now haha 
    married 11.1.14
    bfp 12.22.18 letrozole + progesterone
    due sept 2019

    marebear15
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    Due Date/W+D: September 11ish

    Other kiddos/ages: daughter - 14 months.

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary?  Nope

    Appointments? Not yet need to call my family Dr on Monday.

    Questions? Does anyone else have a gut feeling as to what gender they are going to have. I have a gut feeling that this one is going to be a boy.

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?
    Best vacation  was DH and my honeymoon to Toronto. Dream vacay is an Alaska cruise.
  • @floridababy3, the transition from 2-3 was definitely easier for me than going from 1-2.  I am not sure why. I think I was just more relaxed at that point and less stressed about things. Going places with 3 can be a challenge at times, even with DH because we are outnumbered. We've kinda been through it all though, so even the store meltdowns or tantrums are no big deal. 

    @kdl89, I have a gut feeling this is a girl! Which is strange because I've never had a feeling with any before!
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    @kdl89 I had a gut feeling with both of my other children (and was correct!) but I’m not sure about this one. 
    kdl89
  • Due Date/W+D: 9/2 or 9/3, about 6 weeks

    Other kiddos/ages: DD will be 1 on Jan. 13

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? Not really, just stressing over having our friends and family here for dd's birthday party next weekend! 

    Appointments? Ultrasound and meeting with ob on Jan. 17

    Questions? Nope

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?
    DH and I went to Austin, TX a few years ago and we had THE best time. We always say we would move there if our families would come with us. 

    Also, Costa Rica with my 3 best friends - that was an amazing trip! 

    @kdl89 I have a gut feeling this one is a boy, but I was wrong with my first lol so I very well could be wrong again. 
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  • Due Date/W+D: 9/14 , 4w2d

    Other kiddos/ages: DS is 4.5

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? I got my 2nd beta today and it doubled nicely so i'm happy about that.

    Appointments? U/S in 2 wks

    Questions? Anyone with a larger age gap between kids? DS will just be starting kindergarten when this one comes. I always thought theyd be closer in age but life just didn't happen that way.

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?
    Royal Caribbean cruise so much fun! 

    @kdl89 I have a feeling its a boy again. I thought my first was a boy too. idk why.


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  • Due Date/W+D: 9/19/19

    Other kiddos/ages: daughter 2

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? Not yet. I have been pregnant for like 5 minutes. 

    Appointments? They weren’t open today, so I have to schedule tomorrow

    Questions? Not yet!

    GTKY: best vacation was probably Nepal. That was pretty epic. 

    @kdl89 I feel like this another girl 

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    @hanshotfirst77 My kids will be 7 and 10 when this one is born 😬😂
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    Idk that it’s a feeling but I feel like I’m meant to only have boys, but I think that’s just cuz I’m used to it now with DS. I had a brother so I always thought it would be fun to have two of the same! 

    Due Date/W+D: 09/12, 4w4d

    Other kiddos/ages: I have a son who will be 2 in March, I’m excited to see him be a big brother!

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? You guys are making me nervous saying it was difficult going from 1 to 2 haha! My son was a fairly easy baby but he’s a little crazy as a toddler so he’s making up for it! 

    Appointments? February 4th and it can’t get here soon enough! I’ll be almost 9 weeks by that point. 

    Questions? Probably a long shot but has anyone had bleeding and then a positive test and successful pregnancy? I feel like one of those crazy google stories where the people have no idea about their cycles... I was doing the CB digital opks but didn’t temp this time around. I am still just floored that I got a positive today! 

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?
    Our honeymoon in Punta Cana was pretty great! Some of my favorite times are at my grandpas lake cabin in the UP of Michigan, it’s beautiful and there are so many trees :) 


    ME: 26 DH: 26
    BFP: 07/05/16! EDD: 03/21/17
    DS #1: Born 03/21/17 


  • Due Date/W+D: 9/2 - 6 weeks

    Other kiddos/ages: I have a son, 3.5 years.

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? Just getting a little nervous for when the nausea and extreme exhaustion of 1st tri hit and how I'll manage with my current kiddo. The husband works late most evenings.

    Appointments? Have to wait until 1/25!

    Questions? Not yet.

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? Mexico with a swim up bar! Loved Bermuda as well. Dream vacation would be to New Zealand or a long trip throughout Europe.

  • @Schumerator, I have definitely had bleeding at the beginning of pregnancies that turned out to be fine! 
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  • Due Date/Weeks: 9/7, 5 wks 4 days

    Other Kiddos: 18 month old DS 

    Rants/Raves: Rave- DS is somehow still sleeping a full hour later than usual, allowing for a nice easy going morning so far. Rant-Very anxiously awaiting the results of my second beta... I hope we get good results. 

    Appointments:  pending beta results, likely last week in January 

    Questions: none

    GTKY: Best Vacation- tie between Napa and Caribbean cruises. Dream vacation is a hut over the water in the Maldives. We almost went 2 years ago, but I was early in pregnancy and so we went to Hawaii instead which also fabulous. :) 

    @Schumerator I had bleeding early last time and the pregnancy progressed normally. Fingers crossed.
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    Due Date/W+D: 9/1 * 6w2d * RCS at 39 weeks

    Other kiddos/ages: DS 3.5, DD1 just turned 2, DD2 6 months

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? I’m EBF DD2 and omg my nipples are on fireeeeee and aside from not having told my husband yet (😬) not much and feeling great. 

    Appointments? Going to wait a bit 

    Questions? What the heck kind of car am I going to be able to fit 3 rear facing convertible car seats and one infant seat in 🤣

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? I would have said our sandals honeymoon with butler service but DH and I were lucky enough to take a kidless vacation to the Dominican Republic in October and it was just what we needed! I’m dying to vacation to Fiji, Bora Bora, etc and stay in a hut over the water!!

    @kdl89 we were team green last pregnancy and I SWORE it was a boy even swore I kept seeing a penis and it was a girl! Not even going to go there this time hahaha. Quite a few people were shocked when she was born because I was so convincing lol
    ambodt22
  • Due Date/W+D: 9/15 4 weeks 5 days.

    Other kiddos/ages: DD is 2.5

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary?

    Appointments? January 30th, will be 7 weeks, 4 days. Doctor will see me a bit earlier than usual *TW* as I have a history of loss this past year *END TW

    Questions? 

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? Really enjoyed our honeymoon in the Maldives as it was our "bucket list" and its an amazing experience, but I think the best vaca we ever took was when we were dating, our first vacation together to the Dominican Republic, stayed at an adults only all inclusive. It was probably because it was our first trip together and we were young, kid & care free but its one of my favorite memories with DH. 
    STM - EDD 9/15 - Team Green <3 
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  • Due Date/W+D: September 23rd. 3 weeks, 4 days

    Other kiddos/ages: One daughter, 3 and a half. @hanshotfirst77 My daughter will be over 4 years older than this kid. I always wanted kids closer in age, especially since my brother and I were 2 years apart and really close. I'm hoping that if we foster a close family and them being good friends that that will help them feel closer. 

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? My husband made it to the third round of interviews for his dream job. He was super qualified and had a terrific interview. He just found out today that he didn't get the job. He's a little crushed since it was his dream job. And it would have been a big pay bump too, which would have been nice given we just got our BFP a couple days ago.

    Appointments? Not yet. The doctor is supposed to call me back at some point today.

    Questions?

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? My husband and I LOVE going to Las Vegas. We get that it's not for everyone, but we absolutely love going. We've gone 3 times in the past two years. 
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  • @aliciac2008 I’m hoping the same thing. My son will be almost 5 1/2 years older than this one. Definitely wasn’t the age gap I hoped for. But maybe being a little older they can be more helpful. 


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  • jejsjejs member
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    3rd time mamas....I am 5 weeks 3 days. And I look 4 months pregnant already! I’m sure it’s just bloat but what is happening?! Anyone else?
  • Due Date/W+D: 9/8

    Other kiddos/ages: 3.5 son

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? DS (37 lb) suddenly wants to be held all the time. He will be super helpful though.

    Appointments? 2/25 Midwife is pretty hands off. This winter will take forever.

    Questions? 

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?

    Was a school thing but I got to spend over a month in Israel, Jordan and Egypt. It was pretty incredible.
  • Due Date/W+D: 9/18, 5+1

    Other kiddos/ages: 1.5 (DS)

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? DS has been really into books lately and will sit with you for like 30-60mins if you keep reading to him. He’s so cute and is always pointing out things in the books. We’re working on animal noises and he does the best horse and snake. It’s hilarious!!

    Appointments? Friday for “confirmation of pregnancy”, dildo cam will be sometime in Feb 😂

    Questions? 

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?

    Best Vacay: European trip to London, Switzerland and Croatia. We had so much fun and ate so much delicious food!!
    Dream Vacay: African Safari & seeing the Victoria Waterfalls in person! DH wants to cage dive with the Great Whites while we’re there also. 😬 


    @janat1717 Did you visit the Treasury in Petra? Jordan is on my (very long) list of places to visit sometime in my life. The slot canyons there seem other worldly!

    @g8rmama_16 Why were you in Nepal? Did you do Base Camp?? 

    @SmrBrd2012 Highly recommend NZ! It is such a great place and everyone is ridiculously nice and chill there!

    DS: 05.2017

    #2 EDD: 09.2019

    marebear15
  • @lillywonderland I did go there. One of my favorite parts of the trip. No words. One of the best parts was when I told our guide that I knew how to ride horses. Next thing I know I was galloping on a horse through the place with a few bedouins on their horses. Great place just to sit and soak up the vibe too. The whole place was much larger than I realized.
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  • Due Date/W+D: sep 7th

    Other kiddos/ages: DS almost 2

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? I forgot how much I hated first trimester

    Appointments? 1st Midwife appt next Tuesday and U/S feb 7th! So far awayyy 

    Questions? How did you survive the new born stage with a toddler?! 

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay?

    California coast road trip to disneyland was so much fun!!
  • Due Date/W+D: 9/7

    Other kiddos/ages: 3.5 year old boy

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? This little nugget is already giving me more symptoms than my first. Maybe it's a girl?

    Appointments? Had confirmation on 1/14. Go back 2/4 for ultrasound and full exam. 

    Questions? Anyone feel more sick with their second (or third or fourth...) baby?

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? My dream vacation is a tropical beach resort with my hubs. Haven't made it happen yet. Maybe in 2022. Lol. 

    keikilove
  • Due Date/W+D: 9/6, 6w6d

    Other kiddos/ages: 16 month old DS

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? Drank some Gatorade after being sick last night and felt better.

    Appointments? Phone intake yesterday, 1/30 appointment with US

    Questions? Not at the moment

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? Not a big vacationer - we usually visit family (no one lives near us) - so nothing is standing out. How I feel at the moment, would like to stay somewhere quiet and childproofed with a nice garden and wander aimlessly and sleep a lot!
    keikilove
  • Due Date/W+D:  9/10. 6w3d

    Other kiddos/ages: 15m DS

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? I miss wine 😢. Also very little symptoms which ratchets up my anxiety

    Appointments? Not until 2/6

    Questions? Not at the moment

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacation. - we went to Ireland a few years ago and it was the BEST vacation ever. DH and I had so much fun. Rented a car and drove/visited places from Shannon to Dublin. So many good memories 
    keikilove
  • Due Date/W+D: 9/12 6+1

    Other kiddos/ages: DS who is 2

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? Rant: No symptoms which really freaks me out. Rave: I took a few days off work for some me time and it’s been wonderful! Binging Netflix, long baths, junk food, it’s been exactly what I needed. 

    Appointments? Had one yesterday and I’m measuring a full week behind, but since my OB said he’s not worried, I will try not to be worried too. Next appt is on the 30th.

    Questions? Nah.

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? Best was Maui! Dream is Norway to see where H’s family came from and see the northern lights!
    *TW*
    Me: 31 │ DH: 34 
    Married 8/16/13
    BFP#1 DS 11/13/16
    BFP# 2 MMC dx @ 13w 10/30/18
    BFP# 3 EDD 9/5/19 Please stick little one!!


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  • Due Date/W+D: I suspect around the second week of September. I wasn’t tracking. 

    Other kiddos/ages: 2 boys, 1 and 3 years old

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? It’s hard work building a human - I am so nauseous and tired some days and other days, nothing. Anyone else? 

    Appointments? January 23. I should be between 6-7 weeks. 

    Questions? For moms who can answer this- what’s the hardest transition 1-2 or 2-3? Also, can you fit 3 car seats in most cars? I have an suv but googling hasn’t yielded a good answer :(

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? St Bart’s hands down is my favorite - the food was fantastic and beaches were beautiful.

    Dream vacation: bora bora or I’d love to do a tour of China. 
    Me: 34 DH:38
    DS: 18 months   <3
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  • jejs said:
    3rd time mamas....I am 5 weeks 3 days. And I look 4 months pregnant already! I’m sure it’s just bloat but what is happening?! Anyone else?
    Yes, me. I am usually pretty slim and I’ve put on close to 10lbs, probably water weight. I got a few side eye stares today at the gym but whatever. My body just snapped to it! I’m just going to continue to workout and eat (healthy-ish) and buy comfy clothes :)


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    DS: 18 months   <3
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  • Due Date/W+D: Sept. 19th 5w1d

    Other kiddos/ages: Henry, 1.5 (May 2017 baby)

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary? Nah

    Appointments? 1/28 yay!

    Questions? nah

    GTKY: What's the best vacation you've ever been on &/or what's your dream vacay? Ahh I've been on lots of good vacations, but the best was our wedding in Ireland and our expense paid trip to NYC at Christmas time.
    Married 6/5/14 in Ireland
    1st Baby 5/12/17, Henry
  • Due Date/W+D: Sept 15th (estimated) 5w 5d

    Other kiddos/ages: almost 3 (next month) and 16 months

    Rants/Raves/Dear Diary: feeling pretty good so far. I’m a TTM so I already have a bump

    Appts: I had one today (1/18), I’m so early so they saw a sak but that’s it so far. My doc isn’t worried since everything looks good so far I’m just so early. I have another ultrasound 1/28 so hopefully this time we will see something.

    Questions: not right now

    GTKY: what’s your best vacation you’ve been on &/or what’s your dream vacay? Jordan was my favorite trip. My dream trip would be to go to Victoria Falls.
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  • Due date: not sure haha just got a positive test earlier today! Clear blue said 2-3 so 4-5 weeks 

    other kids- one who is 2.5

    appts- none yet...going to Florida next Wednesday for a weeks vacay..would you try and get in before you go early next week or not stress about it and go when you return? 

    Best vacation- Oahu! Excited about the Florida keys I’ve never been 
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