Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:
How are you feeling?:
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: plum
Upcoming appointments: none
How are you feeling?: like a Rollercoaster! Some days are fine. The next day I'm not.
Rants/Raves: I ate cheesecake for breakfast 😋.
Questions: anybody breastfeed their previous babies and decided to formula feed from the get go with a later baby?? I'm thinking I'll do formula this go around, but I'm not sure.
GTKY: purple potion 100,000% especially if I can carry lots of stuff with me. I would save SO MUCH TIME if I didn't have to commute or drive anywhere. Like lunch in Paris? Yes, please!
Though green potion is a close second because getting older is hard.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Today baby is the size of a maple leaf!
FTM/STM/TTM+: STM, and this pregnancy is both kicking my ass wayyyyy more than my first (why I've been checked out, I am just exhausted all of the time from parenting and working and getting house ready to sell), and also this pregnancy is going by wayyyy faster than the first.
Upcoming appointments: Wed with the OB (regular check-up) and NEXT WEEK with the midwives to hopefully transfer back to them (it'll be a VBAC so they have to approve me or whatever)
How are you feeling?: Like shit and a ball of stress, but not about the pregnancy for once.
Rants/Raves: I am shaped like Buddha so that + being pregnant means I look damn near 6 months pregnant already. I don't know if this is a rant or a rave.
GTKY: Purple potion all day. Teleportation? I can build my dream house in the middle of nowhere and just blink to be at work or a museum or Singapore or wherever else? Yes please! (As long as I can take things and people with me -- if I end up there naked, then I change to the... actually no, purple is still the best.)
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a donut hole. Baby has a sense of smell!
Upcoming appointments: next week
How are you feeling?: like death warmed over. My nausea and vomiting seem to be ramping up instead of slowing down. It's mentally draining feeling like crap ALL THE TIME, and it's getting to me.
Rants/Raves: I have so much to be happy about and thankful for, but I'm just so blah. I can't even rave because I'm just so tired of feeling sick. Please let there be relief soon!
Questions: anyone else feeling worse instead of better lately?
GTKY: definitely purple potion. I love traveling the world, and traveling would be a million times easier if I could teleport. No cramped flights! No germy airports! Teleportation is the ultimate dream.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Baby bit’s head takes up 50% of his body. He is the size of a macaron.
Upcoming appointments: Today! Finally get to HEAR the heartbeat! ❤️❤️❤️
How are you feeling?: like 💩. Nausea is still j full force and I swear I’m more exhausted now then I ever have in my life.
Rants/Raves: DDs birthday party was this weekend and if was so much fun! She had a blast and was spoiled silly! ❤️ She also went in her first “date”. 🤣 See photo below. Rant is the rain, even though we desperately need it.
Questions: none right now.
GTKY: purple please! No more commutes!
@galentine the last 10 or so days have been really bad. I’m hoping come next week, I start to feel a bit more normal.
@kabazaba hopefully the midwives take you back! ❤️
@vamparina I plan to breastfeed again only because I’m a cheap ass and don’t want to spend money on formula. 🙈 Your breakfast sounds lovely!
Me: 26 DH: 26
TTC #1 | June '18-August '18 | DD | Born April 21, 2019 | Due May 10, 2019 | May '19 BMB
TTC#2 | June '20-Present
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: peach; he can squint, frown and suck his thumb
Upcoming appointments: 2 weeks from tomorrow
How are you feeling?: tired, but I'm going to attribute that more to eating like crap and not sleeping well and not necessarily to pregnancy
Rants/Raves: I hate moving. I hate packing. I just want to be done with it all already.
GTKY: Purple, no question. Maybe that would help with the fact that I'm always late. Plus, my commute is bad and about to get worse. Getting that 1.5 hours of my life a day back would be awesome. Right now though, I'd pop over to Puerto Vallarta for a chile relleno and some tropical beach time.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a daisy
Upcoming appointments: Not until May. Bloodwork was done for genetic testing so just waiting on that.
How are you feeling?: Exhausted.
Rants/Raves: MIL is selling/sold her house this weekend. Just crazy to me what the housing market is right now. She sold it for $30k over the asking and they didn't even see it, it was a Facetime showing!!! Insane. And she's not working with a realtor but a broker so selling as is. Just wild!
Questions: nothing now
GTKY: purple for sure...but wanting blue for like a week ocean vacation. But would want to also have purple to travel haha.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: size of a pear🍐
FTM/STM/TTM+: 3rd timer
Upcoming appointments: until the 26th of April
How are you feeling?: I finally feel like I have my energy back, less nauseated, less hungry but still thirsty.
Rants/Raves: I'm still waiting for my results from the NIPT. I can't wait to find out my baby's gender but overall to know baby is normal.
Questions: none at the moment
GTKY: stay young forever!! 🧚♀️
@kabazaba @galentine totally forgot to add it’s photoshopped! 🙈 But I still love it and think it’s way too sweet!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: lemon
FTM/STM/TTM+: this will be my 4th
Upcoming appointments: pretty sure it’s Friday
How are you feeling?: tired and moody af
Rants/Raves: my IBS is acting up like crazy and I am considering anti anxiety because I can’t stay like this if it’s not my IBS then my TMJ is acting up like one pretzel and I’m dying
GTKY: definitely purple. I wanna go to Disney or hawaii.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a plum
Upcoming appointments: Today! I had my NT scan and NIPT blood draw. Next boring appt is in 4 weeks.
How are you feeling?: Good other than fatigue!
Rave - Ultrasound today was great, baby is measuring at exactly 12+1 compared to last appt which was 4 days behind, so that is good. Heartbeat was 167. The tech took a long time getting baby to cooperate for the NT measurement so we got to look at baby for a long time which was great! Measurements looked good so we’re just waiting for blood work results.
Rant - This is a different office (same practice) than with my first pregnancy and I don’t like most of the people at this office - may drive further to go back to my old one. We’ve been questioned by EVERYONE at this office (from the US tech to reception to the OB) to explain why we want to do both the NT and NIPT. I don’t mind talking about it once with the doctor but then that should be enough! It was so annoying that everyone felt it was their place to try and talk us out of it even though both are (likely) covered by insurance and we are prepared to pay OOP if not. I am so annoyed by this - it’s been both my 8w and this 12w appt of this nonsense.
GTKY: I know this is the popular answer but for sure the purple! For the obvious benefits of no commute to work and being able to easily travel, but also being able to visit family more easily. No need to pack up all our shit, no need to even lug the dog with us if we can just teleport home to let her out. Holidays are tough to see all of our families since my H works a lot of holidays, his parents are divorced and live in different states, plus my parents and siblings all live all over the place. I’d love to be able to visit everyone for all the important things without all the ridiculous hassle.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a peach; and at the U/S yesterday the tech said it's foot was like 1.63cm which is so weird to think about how big it looks on U/S and how small it is in reality.
FTM/STM/TTM+: TTM + a stepson
Upcoming appointments: Not until first week of may (unless there's some other outcome from my U/S)
How are you feeling?: I didn't take my B6/unisom the other day by accident and I felt mostly okay? Im not really eating breakfast but I eat a good sized lunch and that holds me over most of the day. Dinner it depends on the day. I still feel like I could lay in bed for a week and not feel rested, but I'm not sure that's going to go away until my kids are older! I am craving some physical activity so I need to walk or do my online yoga that I pay for...I haven't gained weight (and I really don't need to) so I'd like to be as "in shape" as I can be throughout this. Looking forward to having my body back to myself after three kids in four years.
Rants/Raves: Still haven't heard from the midwife on my U/S but assuming based on the tech's reassurance yesterday, the U/S photos, and the lack of follow up that things are fine. I figure if someone saw the U/S and was worried I would get a call fast.
Questions: I don't think so...
GTKY: I'm going to be basic and choose teleporting like everyone else. That said, if I were the only one in my family who could drink the potion, I'm not sure if I'd pick it. Like, if my kids can't teleport, it doesn't save me from driving them around, because I couldn't just teleport to and from daycare. I think if I had to pick another it would be power over fire for some of the same reasons mentioned above...seems like I could do a lot of good in the world!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a 🍋
Upcoming appointments: I had the NT scan today and everything looked good. My next OB appt is on 4/22.
How are you feeling?: my HG has been worsening over the last week and I’m getting really tired of being on the Zofran pump. My whole lower abdomen is covered in needle/catheter sites that are bruised, puffy, somewhat painful and/or really “thick” feeling to the touch. I just want a break but that’s not a choice. Oh and I’m supposed to go back to work on Friday! 😐
Rants: I’ve got a lot on my to do list and it’s been a huge struggle to get through more than a few things a day. I am lying down the majority of everyday and just feel so overwhelmed with a lot of really important things that need to be handled. It’s causing my anxiety to run wild and in then making me feel physically worse.
Questions: not today
GTKY: purple if it worked like a Portkey and everyone touching me could come too.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a magic 8 ball 😳
Upcoming appointments: next midwife appt is 5/7
How are you feeling?: not too bad!! I still get very random waves of nausea but it’s seldom. Pepcid is still helping the heartburn. But I am a burping, gurgling machine 🥴 I’m having lots of what I believe is round ligament pain, so lots of stretching aching and pains in ma tummy. I’ve been very emotional, I cry easily and become upset very quickly 🙃 pretty sure little Lyla is wiggling around in there from time to time. I felt my first big flutter last week, and now it’s these little twitchy feelings always in the same spot. 🥰
Rants/Raves: I finally have some energy back so that’s nice! My dad who lives in TX is being a d-bag. We’ve always had an odd relationship but he really hurt my feelings yesterday so I had a good crying session. Also can I say, I’m so thankful my sweet grandma is trying to already plan my baby shower in august, but she’s looking at outdoor spots. 8 months pregnant in the humid MN heat sounds miiiiiiiiserable 🥲 I also had heatstroke as a child, so I struggle with hot weather. I asked my mom to maybe gently suggest an indoor location. Wish me luck lol.
Questions: when did everyone who is doing daycare start doing tours of places?
GTKY: the purple!!! So many times I’ve wished I could just be somewhere in the snap of a finger ✨