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February STM, STM+ Check In

edited February 4 in September 2019 Moms
Stolen-ish from August because...lazy.


How far along are you? EDD?

How old is/are you other kid(s)?

Nails and fails from this week:

Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: 

GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift?

DS: 05.2017

#2 EDD: 09.2019

Re: February STM, STM+ Check In

  • How far along are you? EDD? 7+5, 9/18

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? 1.75 (lol, 20 mo)

    Nails and fails from this week: Nail: New microwave was installed successfully! Fail: DS was in his high chair for 90% of the installation. 🤣 We kept checking on him (he was literally 4 feet from us) and I kept him constantly supplied with food/water/blocks/books/toys. 

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: Made nachos last night and they were delish! Also had to give DS an impromptu bath after dinner because he decided that his mac&cheese would be better suited in his hair than in his mouth. 

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? DH got me Sherri’s Berries a couple times. I kept dropping super obvious hints about Valentine’s Day and Sherri’s Berries. Thankfully he got the hint! I’m not expecting anything this year though. Pretty sure the microwave is my Valentine’s Day gift. 

    DS: 05.2017

    #2 EDD: 09.2019

  • How far along are you? EDD? 9/30, 6w. F I got a long way to go.

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? 2.5y dd.

    Nails and fails from this week: DD has been nap striking and I was able to get her to nap 2/3 days I had with her, fails: too much screen time, ugh. 

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: I'm excited to leave my kid and H for 4 days this week, am I a monster for saying I don't think I'll miss her all that much?

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? I'll be cheesy and say my husband. I met him at a bar on valentine's 10 years ago. 
  • How far along are you? EDD?  6w3d; 9/27

    How old is/are you other kid(s)?  16 mos (almost 17 mos)

    Nails and fails from this week:  Nailed it:  I was active (worked out or did considerable walking/toddler chasing) 5 days this week!  Fail:  My scheduled phone date with a long distance friend was cancelled last minute.  DH was watching DS for me during the call, so I stayed in bed to relax during the scheduled session.  They walked in and caught me in my lie.  Haha.  

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary:  Rave:  Woman parked next to me at work was smoking.  I'm afraid my car is going to be a smoke bomb when I leave this afternoon.  Gaaaahhhh.

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift?  DH and I don't exchange gifts for VD or most other holidays (bdays and Christmas excluded).  Instead we trade off on planning the celebration and surprising each other.  My favorite that DH planned was a surprise trip to Estes Park to eat at a nice restaurant and stay overnight.

    @dolewhipper - Haha, you're not a monster.  Sometimes I'm really excited about Monday because it means I can go to work and not entertain DS all day.  :)
    dolewhipper
  • @dolewhipper Bahahaha, not a monster! DH asked today if we would send DS to school the week we are taking pto if we didn’t end up going anywhere. I said yes. 🤣 Sometimes you just need a couple hours in your clean-ish house with no kid running around causing chaos.

    @mamaber2204 DH hates surprises...and we don’t even exchange gifts for birthdays or Christmas anymore! We are a terrible couple! 🤣 Good thing he still likes me! Who is planning Valentine’s this year?

    DS: 05.2017

    #2 EDD: 09.2019

    dolewhipper
  • @lillywonderland It's my year to plan (which is my favorite!).  We've scaled things back considerably since the arrival of DS, so it'll just be a meal out and an activity.  Lunch and a trail run is one of our favorite dates.  We vary it by choosing new trails and restaurants.  Haha, you're not a terrible couple, you've just figured out how to not stress over all the goofy Hallmark holidays!  Good for you!  :smiley:
    lillywonderland
  • How far along are you? EDD? 8w5d, 9/11

    How old is/are your other kid(s)? My kiddo will be two on Feb 15th!

    Nails and fails this week: Honestly, I don’t feel like I nailed or failed anything... I have been adequately doing just enough to get by, haha! 

    Rant/rave/dear diary: We bought a house last month and are still unpacking. It’s super slow progress because I’m home with the kiddo right now (and he’s a little high maintenance so naps are the only
    time to get stuff done), I am exhausted and queasy all the time, and I just have no motivation to unpack - especially after dealing with toddler tantrums and normal
    housework all day. When H comes home from work he spends most evenings doing projects around the house, which is nice but it also means we get no time together. I just want to be settled in!

    GTKY: What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? H gave me a rose bush once. It’s planted in a half wine barrel, though I suck at roses so it’s a little scraggly now :-/ We don’t do much for Valentine’s Day anymore, especially since our son’s bday is the next day - it overshadows it a little.

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • How far along are you? EDD?
    8w2d Sept 14

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? DD just turned 3

    Nails and fails from this week: Nail: Paw patrol party with family and then a “big sister” reveal although she won’t know until the 12 week mark when we make it public to everyone else. 
    Fail: DD had a major tantrum during church because I wouldn’t let her slither under the chairs and I took her out screaming then cried in the bathroom. 

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: Rant I guess: Tired all the time and freezing cold but that could be in part because it’s -38C. 

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? Maybe I’ll say the most memorabe when dh and I were dating in high school he showed up at my work with a giant teddy bear and giant card. This year we’re going to a hockey game! 

    @lillywonderland
    we definitely did this with dd when she was younger when we installed a couple shelves

  • How far along are you? EDD?
    6 w 5 days - Sept 24

    How old is/are you other kid(s)?
    3.5 and 14 mo

    Nails and fails from this week:still cooking healthy dinners! Fail - everyone was sick for my tinkergarten class today 

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: 
    I hate it when people say they had a “natural birth” and had fetanyl Or another drug but not an epidural. It’s medicated or i medicated. If you had fetanyl... it was medicated. 

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? My dog!


    rms924
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    How far along are you? EDD?
    6w5d, 9.26

    How old is/are you other kid(s)?
    4 yo son

    Nails and fails from this week:
    My son is a little behind on his letters (totally our fault) and this week we've mastered a-k! Fail-i was working from home and lo kept asking for candy and instead of arguing just gave him the candy. Woops.

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: 
    Have vomitted more times in the last week than any other point in my life.

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? We dont do Valentine's, just not my thing. 

    rms924
  • How far along are you? EDD? 6w5d-9/25

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? 20 months and 9 years

    Nails and fails from this week: Nailed being home for 4 days last week due to snow and cold and kept the kids happy and occupied. Failed-too much screen time on some of this days

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: I thought first tri exhaustion was rough but now having a toddle-yeesh 

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? H knows I love flowers and keep them way to long. One year he got me a silver plated rose I can keep forever. 
    Me: 30   DH:31 
    Married 9/2010
    TTC 10/2013
    RE Help from 10/2014-10/2016 (11 failed IUIs, a corrective surgery, and a donor embryo cycle)
    9/2016-transferred two donor embies
    BFP 9/29/26 EDD June 11
    BabyGaga BabyFruit Ticker
  • @madamerwin Happy early birthday to
    your kiddo!! I’m terrible at keeping plants alive! My avocado tree lasted like a month. Are roses hard? We have some garden roses in our back yard and they seem a little scraggly, I can never get them to bloom like the ones by our local In-N-Out! 

    @kraane Has it warmed up yet? I can’t imagine living in that kind of cold for longer than an hour! We freak out when we have more than 1 day of rain here in SoCal! 😆

    @amomh Have you asked your Dr. about the anti-nausea meds? I would hate to hear you get hospitalized because of dehydration from all the vomiting!! I hope you’re feeling better soon!

    @cateyes543 First tri + toddler = rough, lol. I feel you on being tired to do anything. I literally laid on the carpet in DS’s room this weekend and told him Mommy needed to rest her eyes...and then he proceeded to sit on my lap with a book. Apparently he did not understand!

    DS: 05.2017

    #2 EDD: 09.2019

    suzycupcake
  • How far along are you? EDD? 6wk1day DD 9/30

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? 23 months and 3.5 year old (so I’ll have a 4 and 2 year old)

    Nails and fails from this week: I’m just trying to survive this week. 

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: Hubby not wanting to go to drs apt bc he’s been before with other babies

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? Anything hello kitty!
  • How far along are you? EDD? 8w4d

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? 14 months and 3yrs old

    Nails and fails from this week: nail- we survived flu a! Fail: we got our flu shots so symptoms were milder (thank goodness) but it took me a few days to realize what was up with us. Also, had to do w the terrible m/s that has left me completely bedridden while being responsible for two small children. I’m so over it. Ended up in the er for fluids so I felt better (briefly) but now the nausea is back again 🤢. 

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: I feel like my post is such a downer but I’m really struggling this pregnancy. The m/s has never been so bad and even meds aren’t helping. I am starting to feel totally hopeless and depressed. 

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? I love flowers- so impractical but they make me so happy. Fave vday is when dh sent 2 dozen roses to my office- total surprise and made my year! 

    @TeacherMama7 I am supportive of all births but I do agree, if only to prevent confusion. I had this whole convo with this woman about unmedicated birth experiences only to find out that for her any vaginal birth is “unmedicated” because it’s not a csection. I left that conversation very confused. 😆

    I’ve had one of each (medicated and unmedicated) - had a terrible side effect during my first with the epidural and I won’t chance it again! 
    Me: 34 DH:38
    DS: 18 months   <3
    Dx DOR AMH .2
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  • @rms924 I agree, I am also supportive of all Births. I just prefer the terms medicated and i medicated as opposed to natural. I just don’t understand how some people call their birth “natural” when they did take IV drugs, just not an epidural.
    rms924
  • @lillywonderland It will be cold for a long time...maybe March we will start seeing warmer temps. 
  • How far along are you? EDD? 9/28 - 6+4

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? 5, 5(SD), turning 2 on Friday!

    Nails and fails from this week: Need to make DD3 a birthday cake on Friday, so FX for a nail there?  Fail - we put up beadboard in our main bathroom (came out beautiful!!) but the kids basically watched their tablets ALL.DAY. :/

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: Rant: I AM SO COLD! It's not even cold out. But I literally can not get warm since getting the +! 
    @lillywonderland I made nachos on Sunday for the superbowl and they were delicious too!! I think I may just start eating nachos for my meals from now on.

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? We don't really do vday big so honestly I'd be lying if I could remember a specific gift and know it was a valentines gift. Whoops. Maybe this year will be the year? 
  • How far along are you? EDD? 6w5d / 9.19.19

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? Henry is 1.5 (21m)

    Nails and fails from this week: Hmm, Cant think. A fail would be being productive.

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: Rave! So glad little baby is doing okay. 

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? Oh man, my Mom does the best gifts and so does my H! I can't think of anything specific... I always get nice stuff like clothes, perfume, cozy blanket, flowers...
    Married 6/5/14 in Ireland
    1st Baby 5/12/17, Henry
  • How far along are you? EDD? 9w exactly (edd 9.13)

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? 7 and 4 (both girls)

    Nails and fails from this week: Nail: I bought a new mom ride (Toyota Sienna)! Wahoo! I always said I would "never own a minivan"...famous last words, I was the one convincing my husband to buy it after I drove the darn thing! Fail: I was so tired on Wed night I forgot my 4-year-old had gymnastics class.  :| MOTY...she loves that class!  :'(

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: Rant--my digestive system. It's either backed up or, uhh, too much the other way. How about just normal for once?

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? When DH and I were in college and still dating, he made me a "mix tape" (2 CDs) of his favorite love songs. I still have them today and just put them in my car CD player.  <3
  • Oh, I'm coming back to add one more rant...I had a breast reduction and lift back in August. I DID NOT plan to get pregnant again, but here I am...and my perky new boobs are growing rapidly...I already don't fit my new bras I bought after surgery, and I'm sure they won't be nearly as perky by the time this is all over with! :(
  • Man, I’ve totally missed this thread! Finally jumping in.

    @jaykay2004 that valentine gift is so cute! 

    @lillywonderland now I want nachos! May need to have some soon...

    @dolewhipper totally not horrible. I just got back from a work trip and it was SO NICE to not be “mom”. 

    How far along are you? EDD? 9+2 / 9/12

    How old is/are you other kid(s)? 2 years and 3 months (on Wed)

    Nails and fails from this week: I didn’t have to mom most of the week so I’d say that’s nailing things pretty well lol. Since I’ve been back though my MS has ramped up so he’s been watching a lot of TV so I consider that a micro fail. 

    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: I think I found the HB on my home Doppler yesterday which will do wonders for my anxiety! The closer I get to an Appt, the higher it gets. 

    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? In 2016 H surprised me with flowers and chocolate (delivered by him to our front door), where he then asked me on a date. He took me to The Melting Pot which is one of my favorite places and then surprised me with a sapphire necklace during dessert. He is not a romantic guy at all so this was totally out of left field and I kept joking with him asking “Are you cheating on me? Are you dying? AM I DYING?” Hahaha
    *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!!


  • How far along are you? EDD? EDD 9/6
    How old is/are your other kid(s)? 17 months
    Nails and fails from this week: I've been procrastinating a lot.
    Rant/Rave/Dear Diary: We had to get DS a new crib mattress since he started jumping on it and the one we had just couldn't hold up - the minute he got in his crib on his new mattress he started jumping, and this one bounces him up so much higher; he is really thrilled :#  and for some reason this didn't occur to me once as a factor to consider when I was deciding which one to get him, lol.
    GTKY: What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift? We also don't get Valentine's gifts, we just collectively choose some chocolate. We forgot to do that this year!


    MsBeachNJ
  • @ternsetc I've been dreading the crib jumping days!  My little one is 17 mos old, too, but hasn't figured out that fun game yet.  
    ternsetc
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