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GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby?
How far along are you?: 22 weeks
Upcoming appointments: @ 24 weeks
How are you feeling?: Uncomfortable is probably the best word. I definitely don’t feel great, but could certainly be worse. I think I’m carrying much higher this time, because I am feeling kicks inches above my belly button. I also just have this “full” feeling I can’t quite explain.
Rants/Raves: Rant, my schedule is a hot mess. I’m terrified to make any drastic changes because of upcoming maternity leave (granted it’s many months away). I don’t know if I should just hang tight and assume that this is just a typical slow month and things will normalize eventually? I just hate it because I was hoping to save a bit extra before baby comes and this is making it more difficult!
Questions: Is anyone having a baby shower or sprinkle with your second+? Or a celebration party of some sort? Or no?
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? We’ve just been calling her “baby girl” or “baby girl #2”which feels kind of bad. I can’t think of anything else though. Sometimes we still call DD baby, and then this one “little baby” haha.
@rgn12 no celebrations here past baby #1. I was sad about that for #2 but got over it once my hormones settled. We'd gone through a lot to get her and it felt unfair that her brother (who came easily enough) got all the fanfair. But like I said, I got over it and it doesn't bother me anymore looking back.
How far along are you?: 22wks as of Saturday
Upcoming appointments: not until the 17th
How are you feeling?: overall pretty good. I has some swelling last week but I think it was mainly because of heat (FL for vacation) and lots of waking. I had a migrane this morning for the 1st time in a while but my meds helped and now thats better.
Rants/Raves: Rant: It's only 230 here, I'm done my end of month balancing at work. It's driving me nuts that we've been on the slower side. Rave: I'm taking a vacation day Wed to go to an open house for one of DHs plant vendors. They had some super cool displays last year and it's fun getting to see next year's variations in advance. Also, they did an awesome lunch last year so I'll gladly partake again 🤤😋
Questions: nah, I'm good
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? We just refere to himself as baby or baby brother. I'd love to settle on a name so we can start using it 🙄
@rgn12 - This is our third, so no sprinkles that I am aware of. Honestly, I really disliked our wedding and baby showers. I hate being the center of attention especially around a larger group of people. With our second 7-8 of my closest work friends threw me a little sprinkle, but it was more just hanging out and enjoying each others company before I moved 10 hours back to our home state. Personally I'm 100% ok with no sprinkle and with covid getting bad again I would probably decline it anyway unless it was immediate family only. With the exception of my three best friends and immediate family, we aren't hanging out with others indoors (and except school when it starts). I realize we're more cautious than most though.
@prpl11butterfly - I hope you enjoy your vacation day!
How far along are you?: 20w2d
Upcoming appointments: nothing until 23 weeks
How are you feeling?: Not bad. Tired from not sleeping (thanks 2 year old), and quite a bit of sciatic pain lately.
Rants/Raves: I am so excited for our vacation (we leave Friday)! Our school board votes this week (tonight I think) on what kind of precautions will be taken this year due to the pandemic. Last year they were required to wear masks. We'll see what they say tonight.
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? Nope! We never really used nicknames for any of my pregnancies. We don't know the sex, so we just say baby
How far along are you?: Tomorrow is 22 weeks! If i could just fast forward to term, i would!
Upcoming appointments: Counting the days until my appts on 8/18. I will have another ultrasound, fetal echo, meet our new cardiac team at Childrens and meet my new high risk midwife. I will feel much better once I am settled with the new team and can ask all the questions I have been coming up with. Right now I just feel in limbo between the two groups...
How are you feeling?: Physcially, this is the best I have felt, though heartburn is starting to get annoying. Mentally, its up and down with anxiety with so much unknown in the next few months. Trying to just take it day by day.
Rants/Raves: I am SO bummed, we were supposed to fly to Denver this weeekend to meet my sisters baby and see our nephew (same age as my son) who we haven't seen in a year! but with Delta raging, my two year old not wearing a mask for hours and now this high risk pregnancy, we made the hard call to cancel. I'm just so sick of all of this and wish everyone would get vaccinated already.
Questions: Are you guys on other BMBs? when did you move to facebook?? i want to connect more, but its SO hard on the mobile site, so can really only type much when on my work computer
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? We dont! just baby really... So boring hahaha
How far along are you?: 22 weeks.
Upcoming appointments: Not for a couple weeks.
How are you feeling?: I have one of the Amazon pregnancy pillows that you guys recommended coming tomorrow and can't freaking wait! About this time of day, I feel like I could just crash anywhere but once I'm in bed I'm wide awake till midnight. 🤦🏼♀️
Rants/Raves: After this week, I think our summer is finally free of baseball and band practice! 🙌 It will be nice to not have to plan around stuff but I'm sure after a week of it I'll be bored. Just can't win. 🤣
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? My father in law always uses Baby P for my ex sister in law, my sister in law and myself when we're pregnant and it's just kind of stuck haha. Otherwise this time it's been baby or baby sister.
@rgn12 Nothing planned for a shower or sprinkle and as much as I'd love the gifts and goodies, it's so much work and that doesn't sound super exciting right now. I'm hoping my in-laws will just gift us a dresser. That's really all we need being I saved everything.
@mockingjay1 SO jealous of your trip! This time last year we were making our way out west! We stayed like 20 minutes from West Yellowstone. It's BEAUTIFUL!
Upcoming appointments: At 24 weeks
How are you feeling?: Super tired & drained. 2nd week at work & it’s kind of tough working 8 full hours with no nap in between. I’m trying to save all of my time until after I have my baby boy.
Rants/Raves: Speaking of work…so whose bright idea was it for the average American to work 5 days a week for 8 hours?! I’m over it🙄
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? Before we knew the gender, we called the bump Baby B now that we know the gender, we call him by his actual name: Boston ☺️
How far along are you?: 19 weeks
Upcoming appointments: next week
How are you feeling?: Great but oh man this heartburn! I don't remember it starting so early the last few times! I have been doing all of the things (so much water, eating the right foods) but it seems to come no matter what. I'll def be asking my doctor next week, but what do y'all do for heartburn?
Rants/Raves: Rave! My oldest daughter has been staying with us for the summer and has had her boyfriend here as well for the past couple of weeks. He is very nice but I am so looking forward to him leaving tomorrow so I can reclaim some space in our apartment lol (terrible, I know!). My daughter will be heading back to college the week after and then maybe life will resume some sense of normalcy but prob not. Having two 21-year olds in the house is. . . a lot lol.
Questions: What are y'all up to the last few weeks of summer? What's on your summer bucket lists?
How far along are you?: 22 weeks
Upcoming appointments: Had an appointment on Tuesday and got my results back for my anatomy scan.. everything was good but I have to go back next week for head measurements since baby’s head was too low in my pelvis. Next appointment will Aug 31 and I th
How are you feeling?: Great! I have been suffering with a lot of anxiety this pregnancy but have been working through things with a counsellor and I’m in a pretty good place now. I still have some food aversions but it seems to slowly be getting better.
Rants/Raves: My clothes are really starting to get tight so I went on an online shopping spree and I think I’m set for the rest of summer now! I’m loving watching this bump grow since I never thought I would get to experience this.
Questions: Not right now
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? We call the baby monkey or little one
@JamieH2000 I am ready to move to Facebook. With my May19 group I think we moved around 30 weeks?
@rgn12 I don't think I will have a sprinkle but I know people will still send gifts. My sister is about 9 weeks pregnant with her first. She's thinking about waiting until after the baby is born to have a shower I believe which is fine with me since travelling with a 2 month old on a plane during covid is not going to happen here. I am lucky to live somewhere where there is only 1 or 2 cases in the whole province per day but I'm assuming that will change closer to Christmas. I just hope they don't lockdown the province again and then my mom wouldn't be able to come help with the new babe.
How far along are you?: 23w4d
Upcoming appointments: Monday for 24 weeks
How are you feeling?: I'm feeling crappy. I'm not use to the Atlantic Canada weather and it rains here every other day. The pressure gives me a lot.of sinus headaches which I also read is common in thr 2nd trimester.
Rants/Raves: raves: we are renovating our two bathrooms at the end of the month. Rants: when I'm pregnant, I lose all sense of art and design. I went to art school and I can visualize things really well except for when I'm pregnant. I'm second guessing all my choices for the bathroom renos.
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? Not really in my head I call her by her name though
How far along are you?: 22+4
Upcoming appointments: Aug 16th for 24 week appointment
How are you feeling?: Feeling pretty good. Lots of heartburn, though. In the evenings babe likes to settle in up high and I have been having major discomfort in my rib cage and upper back. I feel like I am finally out of my anxious fog regarding babe and covid and all the things so emotionally I am in a good place!
Rants/Raves: DD has been really struggling at bedtime recently so we made a few adjustments to bedtime routine and started using a sticker chart. Tonight was the first time in over 3 weeks that she went to sleep without a fight! Fingers crossed this change is for good.
GTKY: Do you have a nickname/pet name you use for for your December baby? Usually we just call him baby, or baby brother now that we know it's a boy. We also made up a joke name that we sometimes call him, but hubby doesn't want us to tell anyone that nickname because we are now actually considering it as his real name!