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Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out:
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: Growing up, what was your dream job?
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 20+3/Aug 12
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Finding out of baby cooperates at the next ultrasound! Otherwise I think we’re out of luck and team green by default lol
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a banana
Upcoming appointments: April 23...it feels so far away!
How are you feeling?: Good
Rants/Raves: I’m excited to get the vaccine this week! I’m also not telling anyone in real life I’m getting it because my mom has made several annoying comments about how she thinks it’s not safe during pregnancy even though my midwife and my husband with a PhD in immunology both say it is. I just don’t feel like having the argument.
Questions: Looking at breast pumps (even though I can’t order one until 30 days before the due date according to my insurance). My insurance covers the spectra S1 and S2 but if I go with the S1 I will still need to pay $75 out of pocket, the S2 is completely covered. Any experiences? Thoughts on which is better? I work from home and the biggest difference seemed to be that you can charge the S1 so it’s a bit more portable whereas the S2 needs to be plugged in? I don’t think I’d be pumping away from home much though...
GTKY: Growing up, what was your dream job? So many different things. I wanted to be marine biologist for a long time (I think really I just wanted to swim with dolphins lol). A teacher was always in the mix. Or an author.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 21 + 2
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Pink
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: No idea
Upcoming appointments: April sometime for glucose test, ugh
How are you feeling?: Pretty good! Had my second covid vax shot on Friday and I'm doing fine. Felt tired and a little pukey but it was really not bad at all. So that was great.
Rants/Raves: So much to do with finishing up school and settling into the new house. I know I just have to hang tough for a few more weeks but it's so hard. Ugh.
GTKY: Growing up, what was your dream job? Fashion designer or forensic pathologist. But I'm not great at science and the former didn't seem stable enough, so instead I did none of that and ended up in tech.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 21+5/Aug 4
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: 🦚
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a toothbrush
Upcoming appointments: I'm getting fitted for a back brace today!
How are you feeling?: Good! I've discovered that working my retail job is harder on my back than my vineyard labour job. So that's interesting.
Rants/Raves: Somehow after months of being desperate for work, I have my retail job needing me more and 2 vineyards after my time. I've worked the past 8 days and don't have a reprieve until Friday! It feels really good though.
GTKY: Growing up, what was your dream job? @dancingnarwhal I also wanted to be a marine biologist and a teacher! The biologist part was definitely to hang our with whales and manatees and the like. When I realized it required science I gave up haha.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 8/10, 20 weeks + 6 days!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Banana
Upcoming appointments: 4/2 for monthly appointment and 4/3 for second dose of the Pfizer vaccine
How are you feeling?: Good. Just had the anatomy scan which went well even though the baby was not really cooperating and it felt like it took forever.
Rants/Raves: I'm excited to be fully vaccinated but a little nervous about side effects. I didn't have much of a reaction to the first dose, just a sore arm.
GTKY: Growing up, what was your dream job? Probably a veterinarian since we weren't allowed to have pets more interesting than fish or gerbils.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: Aug 10/ 20+6
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Team Blue!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: A banana... I think?
Upcoming appointments: End of April for monthly midwife appt.
How are you feeling?: Feeling good. I get tired if I am on my feet a lot during the day, but that is to be expected.
Rants/Raves: I slept poorly and am really struggling with motivation today! It is beautiful outside and I just want to be home hanging out with my mom and little guy.
GTKY: Growing up, what was your dream job? I wanted to be a lawyer since I was little. I actually dressed up as a lawyer for halloween when I was seven.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 22 weeks 1 day
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Green
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: A coconut, and has hit the 1 pound mark!
Upcoming appointments: Glucose test is on April 22nd.
How are you feeling?: I feel really good. I still randomly gag when I'm brushing my teeth, but otherwise I'm okay. I do have several new moles recently. I asked my midwife and she said that's normal, and unless they look oddly shaped, I shouldn't worry.
Rants/Raves: Yesterday, we finally told some really good friends of ours that we are pregnant. We wanted to tell them in-person, but COVID and other scheduling issues got in the way until now. They supported us a lot emotionally, and some financially during our IVF journey, so it meant a lot to tell them. They both cried! I think now that they know, we will probably do a social media announcement just to cover our bases. I'll see if I can post the photo we are planning to use below:
GTKY: Growing up, what was your dream job? I always wanted to do something with plants- a botanist, own a nursery, or do landscape architecture. I still really enjoy plants, but it's probably for the best I didn't end up in that field, because I'm not especially skilled in remembering to water regularly. :P