Baby is the size of a(n):
Any appointments? Questions?:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth?
Baby is the size of a(n): 3 lbs according to growth scan
Any appointments? Questions?: 4/22 and then several in May
Rants/Raves?: Baby is super active most days, and I have to say I kind of burst with joy when I feel her move. It is such a bonding experience and I like to share it with DH and DD1. Her movements are super obvious from the outside at this point so they get to see her wiggling.
How are you feeling?: very big lately and like my belly button is going to burst
Baby is the size of a(n): as tall as a wine bottle
Any appointments? Questions?: Appt 4/22. Probably TMI, but my labia is sooo swollen. This didn’t happen with the girls. It’s not painful just very awkward.
Rants/Raves?: I had a dream that I had baby then woke up very sore and pregnant. Ready for this body to start transitioning back to my own.
How are you feeling?: love feeling him moving so much and my kindergarteners at school love talking to him too. My own girls have chats with him every day and it’s super sweet. Personally, I’m over being pregnant and 7 weeks sounds like an eternity to me. Trying to remember I will never be pregnant again.
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? Running!!!!!!! I want to run soooo bad!
Baby is the size of a(n): A ferret (the comments on Ovia are hilarious)
Any appointments? Questions?: Next growth scan on the 30th & then an OB appointment straight after. No questions.
Rants/Raves?: Rant: Have been diagnosed with an irritable uterus & it's very, very annoying. I can barely bend over without sending my uterus into overdrive. Sometimes the cramps are so bad they feel like those calf cramps you get where the muscles turn over themselves, but it's in my uterus Rave: last day of work today before I start mat leave! Count down is onnnnnnnnnn till this baby arrives!
How are you feeling?: Apart from the severe cramping & fatigue I'm feeling really good!
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? Eating Sushi and going back to the gym. I miss sushi. haha
@ajbook I sent you a pm with some tips for labia swelling
Baby is the size of a(n): Acorn Squash
Any appointments? Questions?: next appt is on 4/25. Just for a regular appt but I'm planning to ask a few questions about improving (if possible) my odds of a VBAC.
Rants/Raves?: Still no word on our current house. But there's a house on the market a couple of streets over that we're going to check out tomorrow. Oddly enough, it was the only house we toured a few years back when we initially wanted to start the house buying process (had to work on our credit scores so we couldn't get a loan at the time). I'm hoping this is a good sign for us!
How are you feeling?: Pretty good most of the time. Little man makes it difficult to bend over or breathe deeply at times because he seems to enjoy hanging out up near my ribcage, but I love feeling his movements 😊
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? Seeing my girls bond with their baby brother. And being able to sleep on my stomach again!
Baby is the size of a(n): Zucchini 🤔
Any appointments? Questions?: Appointment and “Preparing for Childbirth” Class next week
Rants/Raves?: My rant this week.. exhaustion and heartburn! My rave... We got a house offer accepted today! Fingers crossed that all goes well and we should be closing by Mid-May.
How are you feeling?: Feeling a little bittersweet about my pregnancy lately. I’m excited that my pregnancy is going well so far but my best friend lost her baby in childbirth earlier this month unexpectantly and that’s been really hard. I’ve been thinking about her all the time and doing my best to support her.
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? Hot bubble baths, hot tubbing, sleeping on my back, wine.
Baby is the size of a(n): Platypus minus the tail (thanks, Ovia!)
Any appointments? Questions?: Check up tomorrow. When is the baby supposed to flip? I think she's still sideways or head up (she kind of goes between the two)
Rants/Raves?: Like everyone else said, feeling the baby kick is the coolest thing ever! I'm thinking of getting her a Metallica onesie with all the head-banging she's doing.
How are you feeling?: Feeling excited!
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? Cured meats, sushi, red wine, and tequila.
Baby is the size of a(n): asparagus or baby’s fist is the size of a tater tot
Any appointments? Questions?: Had my hematologist appointment yesterday to get my second iron IV which was fine except for the new nurse that couldn’t get the IV in my arm and had to call another RN to help. That made me nervous because she wasn’t confident enough. Saw my OB as well and baby is super active and was kicking the whole time they were monitoring the heartbeat. She told me next week after my 3rd iron infusion that she’s going to give me an order for the 32w growth scan so there is that I’m looking forward to. Any update I can get on the little guy I’ll take.
Rants/Raves?: Baby’s movements like everyone has said. It’s just a great reassurance that he’s doing well. Even writing this up he’s kicking away.
Also getting courthouse married today! I’ll probably post a photo later on. So that’s something to rave about. Next chapter of our lives. 💕
How are you feeling?: Quite excited! Can’t wait to meet this little guy in about 9 weeks! It’s just crazy how time is starting to fly now. Final stretch for sure.
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? Food. All the food that I couldn’t have. The first thing I’m most likely going to ask for is sushi. I’ve been craving it this whole entire pregnancy and it’s the one food that’s made me super sad since I love it. Some of our friends got us a gift card to the local sushi joint when they found out about my mother’s cancer to try and cheer me up. What they didn’t know was that I just found out the month prior that I was pregnant. I was ridiculously sad and my fiancé knew it. Definitely will get use of it once baby is out. Also looking forward to seeing the sibling bond between my step son and this little babe. He’s pretty excited and still asking when June is and if he’ll be here to see baby. 😂
Baby is the size of a(n): butternut squash?
Any appointments? Questions?: second growth scan today. Fingers crossed baby has slowed down growing so quickly. Was measuring 2 weeks ahead at my scan 3 weeks ago.
Midwife appt on Tuesday went well. It was my 2nd appt with the partner midwife (they work in pods of 2 at the clinic I go to). We booked the rest of my appointments until the 40th week, and she mentioned that the other midwife is on holiday for my 38th and 39th weeks, which makes me kinda sad because she and I really clicked and I was hoping she would be the one to deliver babe (I'll likely be induced during that time). But. This gives me the chance to get to know her partner, so maybe I'll click with her as well. Trying to see the silver lining.
Does anyone have colostrum yet? I check every few days and nothing.
Rants/Raves?: Braxton hicks are in full force. If I'm walking around, there's an 80% chance im having one. My sleep has gone to $hit in the past few weeks.
Also, red raspberry leaf tea tastes gross. Even with honey and milk. Somehow I doubt I'll be drinking the recommended 3 cups per day...because ewww.
How are you feeling?: could be worse. My body still feels pretty ok. No major aches or pains.
1. My baby. 2. Having my body be my own again.
Baby is the size of a(n): length of a football
Any appointments? Questions?: passed my glucose test with flying colors. Baby is doing great. I love hearing her heartbeat. Looking forward to my 32 week scan on the 29th.
Rants/Raves?: my 2yr old slept through the night in his own bed for the last 4 nights! Definitely a win! Love feeling her move around (except when I feel like she's kicking my vagina! lol)
How are you feeling?: i'm feeling better this week than last week. Looking forward to a long weekend!
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? being able to sleep comfortably or even just roll over without a production, sushi, not being pregnant!
Baby is the size of a(n): not sure
Any appointments? Questions?: nothing till my 34 week appointment. Awesome.
Rants/Raves?: I plan on getting my hair treated. Its a keratin treatment, and will be fermaldhyde free. I know the 3rd trimester is the safest to get it treated. I can't wait, it looks horrible!
How are you feeling?: My ribs! Baby girl must be kicking them. I'm surprised i'm not black and blue from it.
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? besides seeing DD meeting her new sister. Getting my body back, having a drink, having a venti coffee from starbucks, not having to pee on myself from sneezing!
Baby is the size of a(n): Broccoli
Any appointments? Questions?: Just had a regular appointment on Thursday. My next one is in about 2 weeks. Wondering if/when they’ll schedule my growth scan.
Rants/Raves?: Like everyone saying, I love feeling all of the baby movements. They are so soothing, even when they’re a bit uncomfortable. And I feel like Baby A is more reactive now too—like if I stop rubbing my belly, she’ll nudge me. I also love my OB practice. I have to meet with all of the OBs because we don’t know who will be on call when I deliver, and they are all so nice. I feel comfortable with all of them delivering, though they all have different personalities.
How are you feeling?: Pretty good still—ask me again in 6 weeks and I’m waddling more than I already am lol.
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth? I love being pregnant, but I’m looking forward to drinking buckets of coffee afterwards—I’ve had an aversion to coffee pretty much the entire pregnancy, and I definitely miss it. Also, beer and wine. And getting back to running!
Baby is the size of a(n): Asparagus or the size if a baseball glove.
Any appointments? Questions?: 32 week appointment next week.
Rants/Raves: For the next few weeks we’re going to be busy with Dr. Appointments and getting ready for baby showers. I’m hoping all of this will make time fly so i can meet my little one!
How are you feeling?: Overall, I’m ok. I’ve been getting more braxton-hicks. I’ve also been getting more of what I hope is just gas pains. They’re super sharp and uncomfortable. I drink water and take mylanta so it’ll go away. It always seems to take a while but eventually it does go away.
I’m just excited to meet my mini-me and breastfeed, and skin to skin and make homemade baby food(attempt to) lol
Baby is the size of a(n): I forgot hehe.
Any appointments? Questions?: OB appt tomorrow, saw my PCP today. Sick as a dog, again.
Rants/Raves?: Excited to meet this baby! But so over being sick. Like where is my immune system, lol.
How are you feeling?: Like death. I have the flu.
GTKY: What are you looking forward to after giving birth?: Having an immune system. Sangria. Exercising. Breastfeeding.