How far along are you?:
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GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine?
How far along are you?: 24+6 today, 25 weeks tomorrow!
Upcoming appointments: @ 28 weeks
How are you feeling?: I’m feeling rough physically. My lower back has been hurting so bad all week. I’ve also been peeing like 500x at night, and then sometimes it’s hard to go back to sleep. Emotionally I am finding myself triggered by social media lately. I feel like there are so many crazy unwanted things showing up in my feed (pregnancy loss, covid, vaccines, masks, politics, etc). I’ve thought about a short-term detox until I feel a little better about things. I finally got my first covid shot, and I was literally on the verge of tears walking to my car to leave because I was so scared and anxious. I have been doing research for months and genuinely feel good about the decision, but it still didn’t make it an easy one. Every feeling and twinge has me on edge. It also didn’t help that about 45 minutes after my arm started itching (very mild), only intermittently for about two hours. I also had a little bit of redness from the adhesive on the bandaid, so it might’ve been that and not the actual vaccine. I guess I’ll tell them next time just in case it matters. Aside from that, I strangely enough haven’t had any side effects except a sore arm. I just can’t wait to have the second one done already and for baby girl to be here in my arms. This has been a stressful pregnancy, but I am so grateful for my rainbow baby.
Rants/Raves: I think I ranted enough already 🤣
Questions: Can you still get round ligament pain at 24-25 weeks? I have this sore pulling spot on my right lower side along my gigantic bump. It mostly feels uncomfortable when I stand up or stretch it out. Ugh.
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? Quiet breakfast alone before everyone gets up and all the craziness starts. It would be even better if I didn’t have to wake up too early!
How far along are you?: 24 weeks, 5 days
Upcoming appointments: Not until the 2nd week in September
How are you feeling?: Heartburn has returned in full force. Every. Single. Night. I wish there was a way to search the boards... What is everyone using for heartburn? I just did some Googling and pretty sure I've got SPD. I've got this pain in my pubic area. If I'm sitting still it's fine but if I move it hurts. Trying to stand up while putting pants on suuuucks. The pain feels familiar like I had it with my daughter but I don't remember what I did for relief. Anyone have any remedies that work?
Rants/Raves: My husband is going to Montana elk/mule deer hunting next month and I'm so ready for it to be here. We've done nothing but watch the hunting channel for the last month. We went shopping yesterday and listened to a podcast on the 45 minute drive home about elk calls. 🤦🏼♀️
Questions: Nothing other than someone to fix my issues as stated above 🤣
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? Sleeping till after 8am, and my 2 year old getting up and having some freaking patience about getting her breakfast!
How far along are you?: Almost 22 weeks
Upcoming appointments: Not until September 14
How are you feeling?: Pretty good. Randomly nauseous this last week though, which was not cool.
Rants/Raves: Neither of DH's sisters has gotten the covid vaccine yet and it's so frustrating. One is pregnant and I keep sending her articles on why she should get it. She said she's at least going to ask her doctor about it.
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? Getting up and having coffee while reading a book and nobody talking to me.
How far along are you?: 25+2
Upcoming appointments: Not till Sept now
How are you feeling?: Tired. Feeling very pregnant lol.
Rants/Raves: Since we haven't told our families that we've picked a name, I bought these cute mugs for the grandmothers to "announce". I am soooo excited!!
As for rants, this weekend was a letdown. My parents got kicked out of the campground e a day early due to the hurricane so we didn't get to do that. Then stuck in the house with 2 kids ALL day yesterday.......yikes....
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? One where I get up at my convenience and my house is peaceful. I can have coffee and eat when ok ready. I hate rushed, chaotic mornings (let's me real, I hate mornings regardless lol).
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How far along are you?: 24+5 today. Still wishing to fast forward to third tri and the end for many reasons
Upcoming appointments: Nothing until 28 weeks! gonna be another long 3.5 weeks. But after this I go every 2 weeks and then every week by 32 weeks. So I guess I should enjoy not going... but I do find more monitoring comforting for me.
How are you feeling?: Doing ok physically... uncomfortable if I eat too much. Mentally- its up and down. I have my moments of anxiety, but trying to manage it. Working on focusing on what I can control (see my question).
Rants/Raves: We announced on social media finally, sharing a video of our whole journey. The response has been amazing, as it was last time. Will def share with you all once we get to a private group or facebook
Questions: With my first, he was a premie with reflux so I exclusively pumped for 8 months. I had the spectra S1 and had a good experience. Since I am looking at another EP journey likely (since cardio babies have a hard time with weight gain and with the procedures right after birth), I've start researching pumps. I don't think i can justify the willow/Elvie for $375 (after insurance), as I would probably be able to sit down with my spectra usually... but i was thinking about the bellababy (for $60 on amazon with great reviews)... any experience with the hands free pumps you can share??
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? Sleeping in until 8am, having my toddler wake up happy, and then snuggle while waiting up the news/morning milk/breakfast bagel.
How far along are you?: 23w2d
Upcoming appointments: Wednesday - just a normal appointment. I am not scheduled to do my glucose screening until 28 weeks. I've had GD with both my kiddos, so that seems super late to me. I'm going to ask if I can do it sooner, because I'm sure I'm going to fail. I'm a little overweight with PCOS to begin with, add my history of GD and it's pretty much a given I'll have it.
How are you feeling?: Pretty good. Just some sciatic pain and I think the prenatal workouts I've been doing have helped lessen it.
Rants/Raves: I am just so excited to meet this sweet baby. I've been very anxious this pregnancy about something being wrong with baby. I don't know if it's because I had another loss before this pregnancy (I had a loss before both my other successful pregnancies too) or if it's my age, or what. Hopefully after my ultrasound at 28 weeks checking on a couple things they couldn't measure at my anatomy scan I'll feel a little bit better.
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? After sleeping all night (ha!) waking up slowly and eating a quiet breakfast while my boys play with each other.
@rgn12 I totally get feeling nervous about the vaccine. I think I felt sick after getting it from my anxiety alone but the next day I was totally fine. My second dose was a piece of cake. I also still get RLP a lot and I'm 26 weeks.
@mockingjay1 I am also having a lot of anxiety about this pregnancy. I went out and was buying some clothes for baby girl today and there was some really cute 6-9 month and 12 month outfits and at first I wasn't going to get them because my anxiety was creeping in but then thought no I'm going to get them because I like them and she will wear them eventually. I find thinking that way helps a little.
How far along are you?: 26 weeks
Upcoming appointments: in 2 weeks for 28
How are you feeling?: Good but it's HOT here and I don't have air conditioning. It goes in next Monday but in the meantime I'm very uncomfortable and have been getting headaches from the humidity.
Rants/Raves: I found a nice rocking chair off Marketplace that will go in the playroom and I can nurse baby girl in there while DS plays.
Questions: I know Sinus headaches are common in the 2nd trimester. Anyone get them? I have been battling them for about 2 weeks but I really think it's the weather since it's hotter then Hades here.
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? Waking up to a clean house after having a good nights sleep. Eating a yummy breakfast and sipping coffee while chatting with DS
How far along are you?: 22 weeks
Upcoming appointments: next week
How are you feeling?: meh. Really good some days, really tired some days, really anxious some days, really thankful. Just feeling a lot of things! I usually really enjoy my pregnancies but am struggling a bit more this time around physically and emotionally. I think a lot of it might be due to *waves arms around wildly* lol. Trying to remain present and find joy where I can.
Rants/Raves: rant, I’m so tired of everyone pushing to open and move forward when (vaccinated!) people around me keep getting sick. I am back at work already but feeling more and more nervous about school reopening esp since my youngest can’t get vaccinated yet.
Questions: when are you starting maternity leave?
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? Wake up early (TO A CLEAN HOUSE lol), light a candle, meditate, stretch, read the paper and drink coffee and listen to some jazz. Take the dogs out for a walk or run alone. Make a leisurely breakfast, preferably something like coffee cake and fruit. Get the fam going and no one is hurried to eat or get dressed or leave. 💆♀️
How far along are you?: 25+1
Upcoming appointments: Is it sad u can't remember when my next appointment is? I know I need to schedule my glucose test soon.
How are you feeling?: So friggin pregnant. Also, emotionally I am unraveling again. Hubby is leaving for 45 days for work (at the southern border) on Sunday and I am so not prepared to be 6 months pregnant and raising a toddler by myself for a month and a half. He suggested we come with him, but the logistics of that, plus the risk of flying with covid ( while pregnant and with a 2.5 year old) just doesn't seem worth it. Plus, DD is starting school Selt 8th, so she would miss so much. Blah.
Rants/Raves: We are on vacation with extended family and we are all sick thanks to my niece randomly coming down with a cold and double ear infection overnight. I am so congested I can barely breathe, and none of us are sleeping. Between waking up a million times to pee, a million times to blow my nose, and DD waking up crying because she isn't feeling well, I don't think I am sleeping more than 3 hours total per night. Also, I have missed so much here I feel like it's impossible to keep up!
Questions: Those of you with partners that travel for work/ military how do you deal with it?
GTKY: What is your ideal morning routine? Waking up slowly at my own pace, with no one crying or demanding things, drinking coffee and eating breakfast alone, then snuggles with DD on the couch while watching some TV.