Baby is the size of a(n): Team:Upcoming Appointments: How are you feeling?:
GTKY: What is a tradition you would like to either start or continue with this LO.
Baby is the size of a(n): Haven't checked yet...Team: Pink:)Upcoming Appointments: ThursdayHow are you feeling?: Sick. I'm throwing up daily and walking is hard:/
Rants/Raves: 30 days to go! Also, I moved DD to a booster seat yesterday so we'll only have to worry about 1 car seat. Yay! Now she can buckle herself in and out without any help! She's 5.5 years old and pretty tall for her age so I figure it's time. She was so excited yesterday that she made me drive all the way to visit SO and his mom just to show off her first ride in a booster:)
Also I started organizing and cleaning my parents' house this weekend (they are almost in their 80s) since we are living here and I'm having heart palpitations at the amount of work it looks like I'm going to have to do to get everything organized. Plus DD is refusing to let me pack up some of the toys she has out. She is obsessed with horses and stables at the moment and almost every room in the house has now become home to a farm, stable, horse stall, paddock, and about a million little horses or farm animals. Aaah.
GTKY: We have a few. But one I've started with DD is that on easter the easter bunny leaves clues and DD has to find and read the clues in order to get to the treats that are hidden. We had so much fun with it this year:) DD will have to read baby's clues for the first few years but I plan on continuing this with baby.
Baby is the size of a(n): not sureTeam: twin boys Upcoming Appointments: NST tomorrow, OB Friday, Biophysical US Friday How are you feeling?: Increase of pelvic pressure, can't sleep, overall annoyed.
Rants/Raves: I feel like the people around me don't understand that I'm measuring 43+ weeks pregnant and physically cannot do stuff. They think that I need to be superwoman and do absolutely everything and constantly be on the go helping with their needs. While I would love to I just want to scream. My whole body aches, my feet swell so much and I already have 9+ lb of baby in me..
Questions: not right now.
GTKY: What is a tradition you would like to either start or continue with this LO
We have a few traditions with DS but one I hope to continue would be "rainbow pancakes" on their birthday. I'm rather strict on limiting sugar and processed foods and such so having colorful pancakes with loads of sugar and other goodies ontop to start the day is fun. He also enjoys helping make them.
Baby is the size of a(n): pineappleTeam: pinkUpcoming Appointments: check-in next week.How are you feeling?: Still feeling pretty good. Other than the heartburn and the peeing, can’t complain too much.
Rants/Raves: It’s a holiday here in the states. I should do some work today, but after a weekend of shopping for baby and a new car for H, I mostly plan to just take it easy. May smoke some ribs.
GTKY: What is a tradition you would like to either start or continue with this LO. Will have to think about that one. We didn’t have many growing up, so I think we’ll mostly be inventing as we go.
Upcoming Appointments: Weekly appointment on Friday and first NST.How are you feeling?: So much pressure, baby dropped a couple weeks ago (but, yay for breathing and eating without indigestion). I had light bleeding with some bright red yesterday, no other symptoms so my midwife wasn't concerned. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll even make it to 38 weeks with this one. My first was spontaneous at 38+4 and my second was 38+1.
Rants/Raves: I have gotten a lot done around the house over the last week.
GTKY: What is a tradition you would like to either start or continue with this LO. Hmmm, I'm not really sure asides from holiday traditions.
Baby is the size of a(n): baseball gloveTeam: pink Upcoming Appointments: Wednesday How are you feeling?: horny and sleepy but I can't sleep.
Rants/Raves: Rave: school ended last Thursday so I am off until mid August. So very happy about that! And my swelling and cankles have seriously reduced since work ended.
Questions: Anyone else's libido ramp up but can't really do anything about it?
Birthday and Easter scavenger hunts started doing that with the boys a few years ago and they love it. They now make them for me for my birthday ❤
Baby is the size of a(n): basketball hoop Team: pink!Upcoming Appointments: next check up is Thursday..hoping the doc doesn't put me on insulin for my GD.How are you feeling?: Feeling okay. A bit overwhelmed thinking of what all I need to get done. Sometimes feel a bit sad for.no reason or when my blood sugar levels are out of whack.
Rants/Raves: We had a lovely baby shower on Saturday. My mom made a bouquet of roses out of diapers and it's the cutest thing ever! Def. enjoying this 3 day weekend and looking forward to stopping work after next Monday.
What type of gifts, if any, are you bringing to the hospital if you have other children?GTKY: What is a tradition you would like to either start or continue with this LO.
My husband takes our daughter to the library every Friday and she absolutely.loves and looks forward to it. It would be nice to start this LO out doing it fairly early
7/7 - 34 + 1
Baby is the size of a(n): Butternut Squash
Upcoming Appointments: None this week... I think this is the last before we start going every week
How are you feeling?:
Good, overall. Really quite warm though. All the time. Rants/Raves:
My mom threw a lovely baby shower this weekend, and DH drove up with me to make sure I got there safely. Questions:
Can't think of any yet.
GTKY: What is a tradition you would like to either start or continue with
We have quiet a few intentions here... Story time before bed every night being the first thing we will start.
Baby is the size of a(n): Savoy cabbageTeam: girlUpcoming Appointments: next MondayHow are you feeling?: Pretty good, actually. I got these amazing flip flops at Costco on Friday and my feet have been in heaven all weekend. I’m only sad I can’t wear them to work.
Rants/Raves: A friend offered to throw me a baby shower and I’m excited! I hadn’t planned on having one, but I realized it could actually be a lot of fun to be around people who want to support and celebrate me and the baby. I just hope Baby Girl stays put—we’ve scheduled the shower for June 22nd, which feels like we’re cutting it close! 🤞🤞
Questions: Has anyone else been getting a ton of attention from babies in the wild? Like, I’ll be at the store or at a restaurant or something, and suddenly notice a baby staring at and wanting to interact with me. This didn’t used to happen. My theory is, they can sense the pregnancy hormones, so they know there’s about to be another baby in the world...joining their baby army that’s going to overthrow us all.
Going around to look at lights during the holidays, definitely. Pretty sure my husband is counting on them watching basketball games together, too! 💗
Baby is the size of a(n): basketball hoop, squashTeam: 💙Upcoming Appointments: Tmrw morning for NST, and Thursday for another NST. How are you feeling?: Good, surprisingly. I still have the SPD pains, but they’re manageable right now. I walked a 10k this morning... I’ve done it for 7 years in a row and I wasn’t about to quit just because I am 34 weeks pregnant!
Rants/Raves: Rave: I finished the BolderBoulder at 34 weeks pregnant! Wooo! I’m sooooo proud of myself!
Rant: I have to work tomorrow. A full day. Scanning patients all day long. I’m so worried. I have blisters on my toes. It’s going to be fun. At least I have my NST appt in the morning, so my workday is cut into 7 hours instead of 9.
Rant/Rave: My OB moves up my due date. At my last appt, my BP was slightly elevated. Now they’re not letting me go past 38 weeks. So we’ll get to meet little man somewhere between 6/16 and 6/24!
Rave: Had my baby shower this weekend! It was awesome! I hadn’t seen some friends for a few months so it was just nice to see them and hang out for a bit! The weather was perfect too! I’m so grateful for my dad and DH who planned it all!
We read books to DD before bed, and she LOVES helping us turn the pages. Holiday traditions will continue... I really want to take the kids to run the BolderBoulder, but we’re probably years off from that.
Edited to add I had my baby shower this weekend!
Baby is the size of a(n): carton of eggsTeam: blue
Upcoming Appointments: 6/5 will be my first weekly!How are you feeling?: Large and in charge
Rants/Raves: Rave: I am proud of myself - I went to a bachelorette in Charleston this weekend and even with the absurd heat I was able to keep up (with the exception of going home after dinner instead of the bar). I'm definitely super tired, but so happy I was able to be there for a great friend who is always there for me. I was especially made to feel great by all the other girls there since the maid of honor chose not to attend due to being 18w pregnant.
Questions: No question - but update to my question last week: had an appointment on Friday and was told he is head down very low, and too large to squirm around too much so all good with his movements feeling very different to me.
GTKY: What is a tradition you would like to either start or continue with this L: Not sure this is a tradition per say, but one of my favorite memories was growing up about once a month on a Sunday morning I would wake up to a box of Italian pastries that my dad went and picked up for breakfast. Preggo is getting emotional just writing this - I should probably text my dad how much of an amazing memory that is for me and how it's what I want to continue with my son.
Baby is the size of a(n): PineappleTeam: blueUpcoming Appointments: next week, sono, nst, ob follow up, endo follow up- starting everything weekly nowHow are you feeling?: sore mostly. My Blood sugar numbers have been great lately so I’m happy with that.
Rants/Raves: Rave- having a diaper shower this weekend. Everyone’s expecting us to announce the sex of our baby, and even though we know we’re still keeping it a secret. My DS1 has matter of factly told us he’s getting a sister and that’s that 😂 he’s not accepting another little brother. But unless this lo has suddenly changed its mind we are for sure having another little boy.
Rant- I’ve pretty much been told that when I go on maternity leave I will not have a job to return to. I’ve emailed HR to set up a meeting because my mgr was very cold about it. I’ve been asking about fmla paperwork and she’s told me I don’t qualify so I’m not required to fill it out, but even when I didn’t have paid leave with my twins I still had to fill it out l, but that was a different company. I’ll find out tomorrow I guess when I return to work.
Questions: What’s something funny your older children have said in reference to you being pregnant or about their new sibling?
DS1 is very concerned baby is still in my stomach and has been demanding a lot lately for me to “get it out of there.”
DS2 asks me daily why I ate his brother and when I’ll poop him out 😂🤷🏻♀️
GTKY: What is a tradition you would like to either start or continue with this LO.
All our boys have worn the same first pj set once they’re born. It’s one of the few outfits I’ve kept over the years. I’m excited to dress this sweet boy in it as well. It’s one my husbands mom passed on to us that she put both of her boys in and I’m so honored and happy we have it to pass on still. DS1 loves to “read” to my belly and I’m hoping he continues to “read” to his baby brother once he arrives. He’s the best big brother.