TTGP Grad Check-In 2/7 — The Bump
October 2019 Moms

TTGP Grad Check-In 2/7

This is a check-in for those that were active in TTGP board before moving over here. Feel free to answer the questions or just make general conversation.

What's going on this week? 

How far along are you?

Anyone have an appointment this week?




GTKY: what is your dream vacation destination?

Re: TTGP Grad Check-In 2/7

  • @lillywonderland, if the trip around the world doesn't happen someday (because let's face it - it's going to be out of budget unless I win the lottery!), then my H and I definitely plan to do a long trip to South Africa for safaris, staying on a game reserve, etc. I have a few friends who have done it, and it looks incredible! Hope you guys are able to go sometime soon! And thank you for the encouragement, I am so impatient and counting the days until my appointment!!
  • What's going on this week? Baby could fit on the tip of a bobby pin, according to my Bump app.

    How far along are you? 4w 4d

    Anyone have an appointment this week? Noooooo. Feb 25th, unless I can bully them in to fitting me in earlier.

    Cravings/Symptoms? No symptoms yet, but I think it's a little early yet to be feeling ill.

    Rants/Raves/Randoms? Rant--This is silly, but my neighbor organizes a progressive dinner every year for our block. Several houses team up and do an app house, main course house and dessert house all centered around a theme. This year I happen to be on a team with the organizer and WHOA!, she is intense when it comes to this dinner. I kind of hate her right now.

    Questions? Not today.

    GTKY: what is your dream vacation destination? I have always wanted to go to Chile--Patagonia + Chilean wine country...would be incredible!! BUT put me on any tropical beach and I'm totally happy. @galentine You HAVE to do that around the world trip.
  • Rants/Raves/Randoms? Rant: I need to figure out how to survive between appointments. I've literally been living on the bump - not great for productivity.
    @cdnrunning Same!
  • @marbellie For 8+ weeks, I would surely hope they would do an ultrasound. At that point, you can clearly see viability and I would think they want to get measurements to make sure your EDD is roughly accurate. Can you call your OB office and ask what will happen (I had to ask the nurse when I was making my appointment since DH would want to go to all ultrasounds but he didn't need to go to the "confirmation" where it's just blood work).
    TTC #1: September 2013, BFP 01/01/14, DS 09/17/14
    TTC #2: October 2018, BFP 02/02/19, EDD 10/14/19

  • marbellie said:
    @galentine maybe I'm too much a millennial, but I LOVE that size comparison (Instagram heart). 
    @marbellie, It's funny you say this, because, the source I got this from is an article called "Baby size by week according to Millennials" 😂

    I am especially excited for 18 weeks, when baby is approximately the size of a side of guacamole!! 🥑
  • @junebabyh I've always wanted to do one of those progressive dinners!

    What's going on this week? Meeting with midwives and touring birth centers, and still waiting to reschedule my blood draw 🙃
    How far along are you? 4+4
    Anyone have an appointment this week? Nope! I may schedule a dating ultrasound even though I know exactly when I ovulated though just because the midwife asked and I wanna see the little bean! 
    Cravings/Symptoms? So tired at night, waking up way too early (insomnia related I think) and feeling constantly queezy... 
    Rants/Raves/Randoms? We're possibly putting in another offer for a house this weekend. It's the same agent that effed us last weekend with the other house, so I'm really nervous... We also just found out our backup house is motivated to sell and may take a smaller offer, it's making me feel slightly conflicted.... Lol
    Questions? Not really 
    GTKY: what is your dream vacation destination? Ireland and Norway! My husband has close ancestry with both and they look so beautiful! 
  • @elle-0409 Wahoo for hearing peanut’s heartbeat! And I will pinky promise that someday I’ll visit the land of Simba! Where abouts did you visit? We were looking at Kruger NP in South Africa...although I also want to go to Victoria Falls!! DH wants to do the cage diving with the great whites. Imma pass on that, but I’ll watch terrified from the boat 😬.

    @stephanie123456 I did a Master’s program in the UK since I didn’t have time during undergrad to study was very expensive, but oh so worth it! 

    @galentine My sides of guacamole are quite large...😳 BAHAHAHAHA! 

    @marbellie Depends on your OB - most do a dating U/S (with the infamous dildo cam), but there are some that don’t do an U/S until the anatomy scan (~20 wks). I don’t think baby’s heartbeat is too easy to find at 8wks with a doppler (since baby is still so tiny). I second what @stephanie123456 said and call your OB and ask them if they do a dating U/S at your first OB appt. 

    DS: 05.2017

    #2 EDD: 09.2019

  • @stephanie123456 @lillywonderland thanks for the information, I'll definitely call them tomorrow and force... I mean ask for an U/S and Doppler (even if a dildocam is needed, that sounds horrific btw)
    @galentine bookmarked the page, thanks for the link! Though I second @lillywonderland because that side of guac sounds a bit ambiguous because I LOVE guac
    @nnaelilak good luck with this latest offer!

  • @nnaelilak Ireland is amazing!! You will love it there. GL with house hunting this weekend

    @marbellie my goodness March 5th feels forever away! Thank goodness it's a shorter month 

    What's going on this week? Just patiently waiting for my appointment on the 25th

    How far along are you? 5+6

    Anyone have an appointment this week? Nope

    Cravings/Symptoms? So have sore boobs. I started applying stretch mark cream because they are getting bigger (I'm normally flat chested so this is nice!), Also mild nausea when I'm hungry, food adversions, Indigestion, and fatigue. I also am getting more emotional. Ugh.  

    Rants/Raves/Randoms? I'm finally starting to feel more pregnant. Which it kinda nice, but also annoying to have all the worst symptoms starting at the same time. Hopefully they don't all get worse. 

    Questions? Was anyone here high risk or know they will be? I have a few medical issues that I could easily be high risk if I wanted to see a specialist. I have heard that you get more monitoring and ultra sounds w/ high risk. Is that true?  Not that I want more of the dildo cam but you know...

    GTKY: what is your dream vacation destination? DH and I travelled a lot the last few years so a lot of places got knocked off the list. Probably Machu picchu, Vietnam, Switzerland, or Patagonia 

  • @wanderlost ugh I know, just plugging my ears and looking the other way until March. MH and I went to Switzerland for the first time this past Oct, it is stunningly beautiful. Highly recommend it. Something we found out while there is that 3 of the world's most expensive cities are in Switzerland so... save all the money.
  • I will let you all know how the progressive dinner goes on Saturday. It's typically really fun, so if I can avoid my craycray neighbor then I'll be golden--although I can't drink so it may be really dull watching the rowdiness from the side. The theme this year is College Nights... so each house is basically a keg party.

    AND omg @galentine I'm obsessed with the 'Baby size by week according to Millennials' from Parents mag. Both 20w and 34w made me laugh.

  • @junebabyh @galentine I also love that article! 
    TTC #1: September 2013, BFP 01/01/14, DS 09/17/14
    TTC #2: October 2018, BFP 02/02/19, EDD 10/14/19

  • Random question: does anyone else have shopping carts full of stuff saved on Amazon and Etsy for things to buy later? I feel crazy but I keep looking up nursery things and saving the awesome things I find.
  • @marbellie, awww that's really sweet you have things saved in your cart already. I don't yet, but I bet I will start looking after my first appointment (which is still approximately 36384 years away, LOL)!
  • @galentine haha, so sweet of you to call it sweet rather than what it really is *cough BSC* I've always been a hyper planner so my compromise is not pressing "Buy" until that 1st appointment (and yes mine is also eleventy thousand years away)
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    @junebabyh, ugggghhhhh to your neighbor for outing you. That sucks!! At least she apologized the next day, that makes up for it a little bit (like a tiny little bit, LOL).
  • @junebabyh wow how careless and extra of your neighbor, that sucks. It's not like people get extra stars for guessing that someone else is pregnant so I don't know why people feel the need to prod.
  • @galentine @marbellie ; Right!!!!!! What is the point in her knowing now? We aren't really friends--just neighbors who wave to each other now and then. I wouldn't have minded if later she said "oh I knew it" or "I suspected back at the progressive dinner..."  Gossiping about how you THINK someone is pregnant behind their back is way kinder than blurting it out at a party.
  • @stephanie123456, aww your announcement with DS will be so worth the wait! I'm feeling the same way, kind of struggling that no one in real life knows yet. I want to tell everyone but simultaneously don't want to tell anyone, haha. It feels crazy that I've known for so long but am still so far out from telling anyone. My mom is pretty much my bestie, and it's killing me she doesn't know!
  • @galentine YES! That's exactly me right now. I want the entire world to know, but also don't. 
    TTC #1: September 2013, BFP 01/01/14, DS 09/17/14
    TTC #2: October 2018, BFP 02/02/19, EDD 10/14/19

  • @stephanie123456 Aw, that will be such a cute way to announce!
    @marbellie Sorry that your appointment is so far away. Hopefully, it will be here before you know it!
    @nnaelilak Did you end up making an offer on that house? FX!
    @lillywonderland I went on the Kruger NP Safari!! Do it! So many chances to sing "Circle of Life"!
    @junebabyh Oh, no she didn't! Sorry that you got outed, but hopefully no one else heard. So aggravating!
    Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
    TTC #1 since July 2018
  • @galentine @stephanie123456 I keep almost slipping to my mom and godmother (who is like a mom). I felt guilty about lying to my godmom because the other day I told her I'm visiting next month with her birthday present (to give them the good news in person), and she said "save your money, the only gift I want is a baby whenever God allows it", and I reacted like "yeah, too bad not yet". Maybe I feel guilty because I know she's praying on it for us (I'm not really religious but know that she is).
  • @junebabyh shoot! How rude! 
    @galentine @stephanie123456 I don’t know how you’re not telling them! I would be going crazy. I got my BFP on Saturday evening and the next morning text all the women in my (immediate) family! 
    @marbellie I’ve had stuff saved in my carts for like 2 years! And I just keep adding. It’s a real problem! 😂 
  • @junebabyh I can't believe she did that! I'm so sorry 😔

    @elle-0409 we ended up putting on offer in on a different house haha we loved it, but it was out of our price range, however the seller agent told our agent they were very motivated! The house was listed at $640k. We offered $625k and they pay 9k in closing costs and build us a fence up to 6k. Basically 30k or less than 5% in concessions  They countered Saturday and said $633k, no concessions. So a 1% decrease ... Uhhhhh that doesn't sound very motivated to me 😂 we declined and stood strong in our offer. We're hoping we hear back! We'll see... We love the house, but we just can't afford what they're asking.

    TLDR - Yes, we put in our offer for 5% below asking and they countered with a 1% decrease. We declined the counter :) 
  • is it just me or is the TWW for the ultrasound way harder than the kind of TWWs we are used to? even DH is antsy waiting for it. He asks me everyday about it!
    TWW for an ultrasound?! By the time I FINALLY have my appointment, mine will have been 1 day short of a 5 week wait! Five weeks feels like for-freaking-ever! 😭

  • @stephanie123456, I have one of those countdowns saved on my work computer 😂 so whenever I have a boring moment at work, I open the bookmark to see how many days/hours/minutes/seconds are left until my appointment. It cannot get here soon enough!!
  • It's definitely worse! At least with the TWW you could start testing at just over a week. There's no cheating while waiting for an appointment 😂
  • @galentine I know the wait is terrible, the worst kind of torture! I will wait a total of 5weeks also,  but we finally only have TWW left of the 5WW!! (Five week wait)
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