Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:
How are you feeling?:
Me: 26 DH: 27
TTC #1 | June '18-August '18 | DD | Born April 21, 2019 | Due May 10, 2019
TTC#2 | June '20-February '21 | DS | Due October 27, 2021
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: bike helmet
Team 💗💙💚: 💗
Upcoming appointments: 2 weeks for ob visit/growth US
How are you feeling?: Good. My back is getting really stiff at night, so that makes middle of the night pees even more obnoxious, trying to get out of bed
Rants/Raves: my sisters sent me their baby girl hand me downs, so I finally got those put in her drawers....which feels exciting and a bit overwhelming 😅 between the handme downs and my ds' gender neutral clothes, the drawers are full but I still have this desire to buy her new things 😂
GTKY: got a bingo 🤗😂
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: weighs as much as a bottle of listeriene
Upcoming appointments: this Thursday 8/12- 32w visit and tdap
How are you feeling?: over it most days now. I’m seriously longing for the days when everything I do is not so physically difficult. I’m short of breath all the time, my back is killing me and I just feel overall big lol.
Rants/Raves: rave: I think I officially have most things I “need” now for baby besides the car seat which should be coming into the retailer this upcoming weekend I hope. The only things I need to do now are things like pack my bag, wash her clothes, etc.
Rant: DH has been so hard to deal with lately. He just had wrist surgery, so I feel for him but if any of you know what I’m talking about, he’s revving up the complaining and whining to a whole new level. It’s difficult for me to keep my patience while I’m still pregnant as hell and not feeling great myself. He was so edgy the few days before his surgery, but wouldn’t admit it. 🙄 then while putting the baby dresser together he hit one piece in too hard out of frustration so I’ve had to submit for a replacement because there’s obvious cosmetic damage on one of the front panels. I’ve been waddling around our house doing so much for him, but I just don’t feel like he’s very appreciative when he’s constantly bitching about something- and it doesn’t even have to be his wrist. Bleh!
Questions: when should I be worried about waking up on my back? I definitely think I’ve asked this before, but it happened again early this morning, and when I tossed myself back over to my left side, baby started kicking so much it almost seemed like she was flailing and then I get worried that she was being deprived of blood flow or something
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: acorn squash
Team 💗💙💚: 💚
Upcoming appointments: aug 31
How are you feeling?: like I'm 29 weeks pregnant 🤷♀️ also annoyed that we weren't able to do all this house work before I got so HUGE and uncomfortable.
Rants/Raves: WERE LISTING OUR HOUSE THIS WEEKEND FINALLY! Somebody throw me a parade because I feel like I deserve it after MONTHS of non stop home reno/improvements to get this places in tip top shape.
Questions: anyone else keep forgetting there's a baby on the way? I've done nothing to prep. We'll be fine, right?
GTKY: I think I would have hit a full card if this were my first pregnancy though. Pwople don't seem to inquire/ask as much about a 3rd child.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a garden gnome
Team 💗💙💚: 💙
Upcoming appointments: next Thursday
How are you feeling?: Nauseous and headache right now. I think I made my bun too tight this morning. In general, just tired. Definitely feeling the 3rd trimester exhaustion hard right now, I had to take a break in between doing dishes and cleaning up from dinner last night...woof.
Rants/Raves: Rave, I moved offices and had to order a new desk for myself 6-8 weeks ago. The desk FINALLY came in and maintenance is putting it together now. I've been working at a conference table and my stomach doesn't fit and it's very uncomfortable so I am excited for my new desk!
GTKY: Had there been "Are you sure it's just the one in there and not twins?" I feel that I would've had a double bingo
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: size of Sunny D bottle
Upcoming appointments: growth scan and check up next week
How are you feeling?:still overall pretty good. I feel like baby girl is against my abdomen wall and is trying to stretch out more
Rants/Raves: Rave: my mom and MIL threw me a surprise baby shower on Saturday. I was trying to figure out for weeks how my family was getting me to my shower and I knew it was coming because of family buying off the registry. Last week was my dad's birthday. I was planning to take him out to dinner with my mom and DH. DH had to work on Saturday which is rare. So I told my mom that we would go out next week. My mom then freaked out and called my husband. He had no idea that the shower was planned for Saturday because both our moms thought the other told DH. So my moms cover was she is having a cookout and my brother was coming out from 3 hours away. Since DH was working it was decided for me to drive separately. Usually my mom would say you get here when you get here. So I figured it put real quickly when my shower was.
Questions: before my shower my cousins gave me a bunch of clothes. I have 6 month clothes that are for fall/winter and spring/summer. I know every baby is different but do babies usually follow their month to the size? Example if baby is 6 months do they fit in 6 months clothes? This may be a dumb question but I am also a FTM
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a head of lettuce
Upcoming appointments: ultrasound Thursday, followup visit next week
How are you feeling?: Tired, large. I have to adjust my expectations when trying to squeeze past someone in a crowded area. 😅
Rants/Raves: The nesting bug has hit hard! I had a whole list of chores to take care of while my husband and daughter were out on Saturday, and I checked them all off the list! I felt so accomplished. Then I took a really nice nap on Sunday, haha.
Questions: 🤷🏼♀️ @[email protected] it'll probably be nice to have extra baby socks and leggings for the colder months, so I'd add some cute items there because people can't resist cute. Baby/toddler books for later, soft cloth books, baby mirror for the car, mittens, winter hats, baby leg warmers?
@jtayl962 I know this is annoying, but it really all depends on your baby: how big they end up being and what their proportions are! My daughter was super small, so she lagged way behind in sizing--I think the dress she wore on her first birthday was sized 6 months! But I think it's meant to be the age up to and including the number after the previous size--so a four month old could be in 3-6 months and potentially in 6 month clothes.
GTKY: no bingo here, all I've gotten (other than when are you due) are questions about the sex and whether we have a name picked out.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a coconut
Upcoming appointments: Thursday for 28w appointment and rhogam shot
How are you feeling?: 3rd trimester hit me like a wrecking ball. Everything hurts and sleep is getting harder. But the baby kicks get stronger and I can feel hiccups now, so the fun stuff still outweighs the bad 🥰
Rants/Raves: I'm back to work today for the first time in over two weeks. This last round of illness was brutal and I hope DD and I are healthy for the foreseeable future! 🤞
@jtayl962, definitely baby-dependent. DD was teeny tiny until she hit 18 months and was always in smaller sizes than her age til then. Then she seemed to skip size 18 months and went right to 2T. Crazy!
@madiirosee, echoing what others said about sleeping on your back. Your body will wake you before anything bad happens. I know it's hard not to worry though ❤
GTKY: I definitely had all of these as a FTM. People have fewer comments to me this time around! So glad no one has touched me without permission this time!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a Barbie convertible
FTM/STM/TTM+: STM - 5.5y/o DD can’t wait!
Upcoming appointments: MFM growth scan 8/13 and OB appt 8/18. I go for growth scans every other week and OB every other week.
Last week I told my doctor I couldn’t do the 3hr test because of the HG so they just ordered a HA1C with no issue! Got Tdap last week.
How are you feeling?: Like HG is killing me. Still. See my post in August symptoms for the full run-down! I cannot sleep and wake so early and wind up doing random things around the house. Made $180 selling random crap on Mercari the last few mornings I’ve been up and had nothing else to do.
Rave: my baby shower is this Sunday. It’s co-ed and going to be very small but I’m excited. My SO’s sisters are throwing it and it’s mainly his side of the family: (Rant) I had a major falling out with mine in November of 2019 and haven’t spoken to my mother or two sisters since. I FB with my step-dad but that’s it. My aunt will be going and I see her regularly but the rest of my family has chosen not to be a part of my life. They are more than welcome to come see the baby or make peace because I keep my side of the street clean and am in a good place but sometimes pride the downfall of some people.
Rave/Rant: I start a new job in a lab tomorrow and I’m so nervous. I haven’t worked since the end of January but my disability is running out and we need the money. More importantly, the experience in a lab is what I need for my CV when applying for CLS programs this Winter and coming Spring. My SO is taking me to get maternity scrubs after his acupuncture appt we are currently at. He’s taking off work tomorrow to make sure I’m ok and prepared.
Questions: @noprobalo clothes in sizes 3-6 months, books, baby food maker, cups/bowls/spoons/bibs/ezpz place mats/miscellaneous feeding accessories for when all that starts around 6 months, wipes, diapers, a little more advanced toys or activities, play mats if you have hardwood floors, etc.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: clear landline phone. 🤣
Upcoming appointments: Growth scan, 32 week appointment, and birth plan appointment on August 30.
How are you feeling?: mostly just tired, what’s new! 🤣
Rants/Raves: RANT: we weekly Randoms. It was a miserable weekend. RAVE: I get to work from home today? Nothing crazy exciting over here.
GTKY: I’m genuinely surprised it’s only one bingo. 🤣
@madiirosee honestly, sleeping on my back is one of the only comfortable positions I have right now. Anytime I sleep in my side, my mid back hurts so much. I just make sure I’m propped up enough under my head and upper back and try to put a pillow under one hip just to keep me from being 100% flat.
@vampirina I’m some ways, 100%. Like, I know he’s coming, but can’t believe it’s happening in less than 3 months (probably within the next 2) and it’s fine, everything’s fine. 🙈
@jtayl962 for my first, not even close. She wore NB for the first month, 0-3 months when she was 1 month, 3-6 months when she was 2 months, 6-9 months when she was 4 months, and 12 months when she was 7 months. This go around, I’m making sure I have short and long sleeve onesies on every size and we’ll worry about buy the pants or shorts when we are in that season.
@noprobalo crib sheets, burp rags, changing table covers, wipes, nursing pads if you’re breastfeeding, safety things like plug covers and cabinet locks, postpartum stuff like a peri bottle and dermoplast, older feeding things like plates, table wear, and cups, BOOKS! Lol.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: ASPARAGUS! gross
Upcoming appointments: 32 week appt Friday August 20
How are you feeling?: good!!! was super fatigued weeks 28-30 but I feel like i've got a second wind! I have been working out every day (walking/yoga/barre/soon to be swimming).
Rants/Raves: rant: invasion of the belly touchers has started. absolutely not!!!! raves: our nursery furniture was delivered Friday and I am SO EXCITED. My MIL and I spent the whole day yesterday cleaning everything, washed all the baby garments and organized the whole nursery/house. another Rave: WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! We will be staying in this one until April and then move in to the new one once the renovations are all done. I finally get my dream kitchen and a double vanity in my bathroom, YAHOO!
Questions: Anyone working with a doula?! I don't want one of the smart baby monitors (Nanit, Owlet, etc) but do want one with a camera that I can have a monitor plus have access on my phone and am looking at the Vtech, does anyone have experience with it or a similar kind I can look into?!
Sorry I've been MIA - I miss you gals!
Bingo: I did not get a bingo, oddly enough LOL