How far along are you?:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)?
How far along are you?: 17+2
Upcoming appointments:Just the usual baby check-up next Tuesday
How are you feeling?: Dispirited about food. I don't want to eat when I should; I want to eat when I can't; consumed with counting carbs to keep my blood sugar down. (I feel like all I eat is meat, and I don't even like it that much - Blegkh!)
Rants/Raves: I had been feeling good with energy, but I've had a really difficult time sleeping again this week. So tired I just keep falling asleep at work.
Questions: Anyone with GD have luck keeping their sugar in check for fasting/overnight? What to eat, when? (I'm already on long acting insulin.)
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? Parade and neighborhood festival! I'm so excited!
How far along are you?: 17 weeks today
Upcoming appointments: not until July 14th, then anatomy scan July 26th
How are you feeling?: overall much better, only 1 day of nausea the entire last week, but see above for how I feel about food lol
Rants/Raves: Vacation was awesome and the kids all had a blast playing together. Unfortunately, I got some sad news while there, though. My best friend's dad passed away really suddenly. She had a very strained relationship with him, so the feeling are all very confusing. The funeral is tomorrow.
Questions: I can never think of any lol
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? Probably a bbq either at my sister's or my cousin's house. Hopefully involving swimming of some sort.
How far along are you?: 15 weeks
Upcoming appointments: none this week
How are you feeling?: overall ok. I'm getting some energy back but still have horrible sleep some nights (although I've always been like that, even when not pregnant.. I just suck at sleeping).
Rants/Raves: none, surprisingly!
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? We're going to the zoo on Friday (we figured it would be less rammed that day) but otherwise no plans. My husband has to work on the 5th but I'm off and daycare is closed so maybe I'll take our daughter to do something special (not sure what though .. she'd be thrilled with just going to McDs for lunch or something)
How far along are you?: 14 Weeks
Upcoming appointments: July 16th for a check up
How are you feeling?: I've been feeling better in general, but I still have periods of feeling nauseous and crappy.
Rants/Raves: Just anxiously awaiting my NIPT results
Questions: Any recommendations for a good camera I can put in each kid's room? I like having a monitor versus an app.
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? Not really. Our dogs will be freaking out at fireworks, which I'm not looking forward to. DH has to work on the 5th, but DD and I are off so I need to find something to do with her and still stay cool.
How far along are you?: 15w4d
Upcoming appointments: Anatomy scan 7/22. I have an appointment with my family practice doc tomorrow to recheck my rash.
How are you feeling?: Tired. Braxton hicks started yesterday in full force. They started at 16 weeks with DS2.
Rants/Raves: My rash is still there and has actually spread instead of gotten any better even on a moderate dose of prednisone. Nothing seems to help and I'm so tired of being itchy and not sleeping. It's making me grumpy!
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? The last 2 years we spent the 4th with our close friends down the street but they moved in September. We'll probably go to a show but not sure what else.
Upcoming appointments: Not until anatomy scan at 20 weeks
How are you feeling?: I’m in more pain recently, my pubic bone has been hurting every time I walk which totally sucks. OB said it’s normal. My RLP seems to have slowed down, but I still randomly get it and I just about jump out of my skin. I feel a little better emotionally after NIPT and AFP screenings came back negative. I think I will feel ready to tell everyone after the anatomy scan. Hoping and praying that works out and everything looks good. I haven’t seen my peanut since 8 weeks.
Rants/Raves: I officially told everyone that needs to know at work. I’ll publicly announce at 20 weeks most likely for coworkers that aren’t impacted by my pregnancy, as well as friends and extended family. Less than three weeks away, which is pretty crazy! I can’t believe we’ve kept it a secret for so long,
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? We’re going to hang out with some family friends and our immediate family for a cookout.
@mockingjay1 ugh that stinks about your rash! I hope that gets better soon!
@melbel0824 I have been using Infant Optics with my daughter for almost two years. You can add a camera to it as well, so if our monitor survives that long I’ll probably just get another camera. It is nothing fancy and picture quality isn’t great, but it doesn’t require WiFi or an app. I’ve also heard that Vava is really good, but I have no experience with it.
@PYLWhammy the zoo sounds like fun!! Enjoy!
@scaredunprepared glad you’re feeling better!
@RDfree32 my sleep hasn’t been great either. I keep waking up super early even I don’t have to! Ughh
How far along are you?: Today is 17 weeks! I'm just counting the days until my anatomy scan for reassurance though.
Upcoming appointments: I go back in a week at 18 weeks. Its probably not necessary... but I'm hoping they do the portable scan so we can at least hopefully see no more SCH, as my spotting is nearly gone after 4 weeks finally.
How are you feeling?: I am feeling less nausea and more energy so thats great. but my anxiety is still very high.
Rants/Raves: Heartburn is starting to come RIGHT as my appetite is coming back. BOO!
Questions: anyone else feeling a decent amount of discharge? I think I'm hyper aware of any wettness giving the bleeding/spotting. But thats mostly done. But I still panic at the wetness at all. I beleive its a normal part of pregnancy... but ugh
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? We go to my Uncle's house on a lake up north. We will be staying in my pop up. Its been going on for almost 20 years, so lots of fun with extended family. They don't know we are pregnant, but its no hiding it anymore. I wish we could wait to share until after the AS... but o well. gonna try to embrace this short time of being pregnant!
How far along are you?: 15 weeks
Upcoming appointments: I had a check-up on Monday, we just heard heartbeat and checked in on blood sugars. A/S is 8/5
How are you feeling?: I’m feeling really good, which is a blessing and a curse. I’m starting to get frequent headaches, which is annoying.
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? We will do something low key, just for the kids. It’s my first 4th without my dad (it’s his favorite holiday) so I want to keep it chill in case I’m a mess.
@RDFree32 I try to snack on a protein bar, nuts, or something with protein before bed. I have noticed when I don’t eat something my fasting numbers are higher. I can totally commiserate with carb counting, I’m finding that this time around things spike me that hadn’t last pregnancy. I had to up my insulin. This is really bumming out the perfectionist in me.
How far along are you?: 18 + 0
Upcoming appointments: Midwife July 5th, 2nd ultrasound coming soon!
How are you feeling?: Meh - Really starting to feel pregnant. Standing/walking for more than 15 mins is tiring, my abdomen feels like there's a balloon pushing on everything. Just hard to get comfortable/relax.
Rants/Raves: Rant - Every time I try to brush my f*ing teeth I start gagging. Even threw up the other day. And then had to brush my teeth again of course. As long as I use only a small amount of toothpaste I can do the fronts, but the instant my toothbrush starts to hit the back of my tongue I'm done. Really not helping me feel like I'm taking proper care of myself.
Questions: I read somewhere that chamomile tea was a no no during pregnancy, but other places say its okay. What have you heard?
GTKY: Any plans for the 4th of July (if you're in the U.S.)? I'm Canadian eh! Canada Day was spent cleaning my house since we're trying to sell it soon.