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Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days:
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out:
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: Do you have a green thumb (or simply enjoy gardening)?
Re: Weeks 3-4 (8/15-8/31) Check-in 5/23
I accidentally commented on the wrong thread but thought I’d post here as well
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 27 + 3 due 8/19 (looking at induction 8/8-8/12)
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: baby girl
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: head of lettuce
Upcoming appointments: Wednesday the 26th for 28 week appointment but had my walk in 1hr glucose on 5/14.
How are you feeling?: I’m achy in my ribs and exhausted. I will have to go over my labs at my upcoming appointment because it looks like I’m anemic (I have low RBC and hematocrit). I’ve also been experiencing heartburn and lots of bloating🥴
Rants/Raves: We will be going to Omaha this Memorial Day weekend as a family trip.
GTKY: Do you have a green thumb (or simply enjoy gardening)? Definitely do not have a green thumb but have thought about doing my flower bed.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 28+1, 8/15
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: blue
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: eggplant (babylist says a "kit kat klock" which is not something I'm familiar with?)
Upcoming appointments: 32 week check up 6/22
How are you feeling?: Good! Enormous. Exhausted. Once I get through this week (last week of school), I'm going to dive into getting things ready for this babe. Which mostly involves getting the big kids settled and ready for this babe.
Rants/Raves: if one more person tells me I look like I'm going to pop, I'll punch them square in the face. I'm aware that I'm a whale, okay? No need to point it out. Especially when I still have a solid 12 weeks left.
Questions: Any recs for breezy bump-friendly summer dresses? I'd like something I can wear after but that will get me through the next few months.
GTKY: Do you have a green thumb (or simply enjoy gardening)? I love gardening, but I don't have a particularly green thumb. I can keep things alive just fine, but sometimes the weeding gets away from me
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: August 30/26 Weeks
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Team Pink
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Kale...
Upcoming appointments: I've got a regular checkup on 6/11 at which I'll also have a growth scan and my glucose test.
How are you feeling?: This past weekend was the first time I've felt a physical need to slow down/take it easier (walking around a theme park in 90 degree weather, so not terribly surprising lol). But overall still doing good!
Rants/Raves: My rave is we had a weekend that was a great balance of fun and productivity... rant is that I just want to keep that energy going and not be at work right now, haha.
Questions: How assertive are/were you all about asking people in your lives to update their TDAP vaccination? This is the first baby in either of our families, so it kind of falls on us to set a precedent for this issue. I'm not sure how broad the circle of people we're bothering about this needs to be, like when they say everyone who comes in regular contact with the baby should get the booster does that mean seeing them weekly? Monthly?
GTKY: I enjoy gardening and we do quite a bit of it (less this year, due to pregnancy and lots of ongoing projects inside the house), but I don't have any particular talent for it. Herbs (both culinary and medicinal) are my major interest, and I do have an entire room of my house devoted to our houseplant collection and my various herbalist supplies!
@Kenneylynn3 I also am overly squeamish about bugs for someone who likes to garden/spend a lot of time in nature. Just not a fan!
@alexa_94 sorry you're not feeling great, hope your labs turn out okay! Any fun plans in Omaha, or just getting out of the house in general?
@BourbonBiscuits lmao, no idea what a kit kat klock is either. And yes, people need to keep their opinions about other people's bodies to themselves, not sure why that etiquette goes out the window for pregnant people!
Physically - everything hurts already and the dizziness is getting to me.
My home is where houseplants go to die.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: aug 19/ 27+4
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: 💕
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: lettuce 🥬
Upcoming appointments: check-up sometime in June
How are you feeling?: exhausted. already super uncomfortable 🥵. Baby girl sure is enjoying herself though; those kicks pack a punch!
Rants/Raves: I feel you @BourbonBiscuits! I’ve been hearing the same and in my mind-voice: Yes, my doctor and I are sure the baby is not due any day now, and things are measuring just fine. 😒 I have a short torso, so the belly can only expand outwards. Also, super annoyed by how my bump always picks up food from eating and water from dishwashing.
GTKY: Do you have a green thumb (or simply enjoy gardening)? Wish I did! I’m such a city girl, and tend to kill my plants with over watering... DH is super into it though, so I simply reap the benefits 😝
Interesting baby fact/Baby is the size of: a head of Kale.
Upcoming appointments: Chiro on Wednesday.
How are you feeling?: Feeling in need of my chiro appointment- my shifting hips are finally catching up to me. Otherwise I feel okay, despite feeling like I do a lot of adjusting/tossing/turning instead of sleeping. I’m still getting walks in, and I’m almost finished with my goal to walk 50km in the month of May. Only 14km, or just under 9 miles in the next 7 days.
Rants/Raves: DD turned 6 today! It seems like just yesterday I was delivering her, time is flying so fast. 😭
GTKY: Do you have a green thumb? (Or simply enjoy gardening?) Ummm, I’m getting there for the green thumb and really enjoying gardening, I guess? It’s easier for me to enjoy the garden when I get to enjoy my efforts in some way. Click the spoiler if you want the long explanation to this answer, lol.
@alexa_94, I hope you have a fun trip!
@the_most_happy, I can’t say I was very aggressive. I got lucky though- DD was grandkid #8 in our family, so we had been through all of this before. I made sure to mention needing to get a booster and explained why to my family members but that was about all, so I am not much help.
@moerae, in the past I’ve tended to be the opposite and kill my plants from too little water. I think that’s why I kept the spider plant (and my peace lily, for that matter) alive so well- I’d notice it looking droopy and water it before it died.
I'm coming back for tags. I hope my fellow Canadians had a nice long weekend (maybe just @grogu)!
EDD/Weeks + Days: August 26, 26+5
Baby is the size of: Cabbage
Upcoming appointments: I've got my glucose test on Friday. I also need to book my remaining appointments. Hard to believe I'm in the bi-weekly stage already 😲.
How are you feeling?: Pretty uncomfortable and it's only going to get worse. Also the uncontrollable gas has begun. I'm also feeling burnt out generally, counting down the days until my maternity leave starts.
Raves: @doodlemom131 lent me her unused FitBit and I am really loving it. I'm such a data nerd.
GTKY: We bought a house almost 4 years ago and for the most part my Dad has been the groundskeeper, but I've been starting to take more of an interest this year--not so much the veggie garden, but all of the garden beds. I want a pollinator friendly yard (@loloyoyo26)! I have an indoor jade plant that is thriving and I've propagated two new plants from it. And I've got a fiddle leaf fig that I may have already killed two weeks into owning it . All of that to say, I enjoy gardening indoor and outdoors and want to expand my knowledge and skills--I enjoy the pottering.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 28 +2, August 15th.
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Team green!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: An eggplant
Upcoming appointments: Glucose test this week and some other bloodwork to check my carnitine levels (low carnitine is the reason I'm considered "high risk").
How are you feeling?: Pretty good. Just REALLY tired. I have napped pretty much every day this week. Like, LONG naps. But, otherwise, I'm feeling okay. We did Disneyland last Thursday, and I was definitely wiped the next day, but kept up just fine on the day of. I feel myself starting to slow down a *bit* though.
Rants/Raves: DH organized the garage this weekend. Hung shelves. Deep-cleaned it. The whole deal. I'm happy every time I pull in. Now, if he could just start on the projects INSIDE, I would be ecstatic.
GTKY: Do you have a green thumb (or simply enjoy gardening)? Hahaha...nope. I kill ALL plants. Unless they are succulents. And even those die on my watch sometimes...
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: August 31 - 26 weeks
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Green
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Acorn Squash
Upcoming appointments: I completely forgot to go to my 3 hour glucose test so I need to get that rescheduled.
How are you feeling?: Tired and have terrible heartburn. I take a pepcid in the morning and before bed and that has helped.
Rants/Raves: We leave on Friday for vacation and I am soo ready. My husband mowed over his phone last night so that was a fun expense!
GTKY: Do you have a green thumb (or simply enjoy gardening)? Not in the slightest. I have killed two succulents. My MIL and mom are huge gardeners and I just suck at it.
@BourbonBiscuits I told someone to F off during my last pregnancy cause they asked if I was sure I wasn't having twins.
@alexa_94 Omaha has lots of fun stuff to do! Hopefully you get to hit up the zoo!
I am very jealous of all of you who have green thumbs! I wish I could keep a plant alive.
the bump isn't letting my tag anymore people in this post for some reason.... but as for vaccines for others around the baby, I agree that if you just approach it in a very nonchalant way, it will be just fine.
I personally didn't worry about it with DD. I was more concerned with the flu shot because she was born in flu season. The baby will also have some TDAP antibodies from your shot, so I personally think it's low risk even if your visitors don't.
@alexa_94 a family trip sounds so fun! Do you have any special activities planned?
@BourbonBiscuits the kit kat clock I am picturing is massive...maybe they don't mean the tail? Anyway, weird comparison BabyList...that being said, pretty much every comparison has me scratching my head haha.
@the_most_happy my response is similar to @claireloSC in that I didn't really worry about it my first two. When my ILs came for an extended visit we asked them before they came to make sure they had their flu shots (both kids were born in flu season). Maybe it's also that we just didn't have a lot of visitors in the early months so it wasn't something that came up? And the visitors we did have were all people that we trusted, like no one would ever pretend to be vaccinated or pretend to be healthy if they had a cold, just so they could hold the baby.
@grogu I am so sorry about the bedrest and the feelings it is bringing up. Did you get anything fun at the sewing shop that can keep you busy?
@moerae my bump has been picking up water from dishwashing too. I've also misjudged my size and bonked my kid in the head, my husband, corners, walls, fridge door...
@loloyoyo26 way to go on your walking goals!! You got this!! I know I fell off the healthy habits check-in, but I've been keeping up with my walking.
@cyanope how was Disneyland!? Was it busy? Was it stressful visiting in COVID times or do they manage the crowds well enough?
@cluckymama how long are you on vacation for? Even though we are just coming off a long weekend, I'd give anything for a proper vacation right now.
I have not looked up recommended restaurants yet.
@alexa_94 The Henry Doorly Zoo is amazing! I think I heard that their splash pad is supposed to open up over Memorial Day. If you like sushi - Blue is amazing and it is in the old market. We really like The Drover as well. I have never been but I know a lot of people love Spezia as well.
@cluckymama, have fun on vacation!