How far along are you?:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: What kind of skincare/makeup product can you not live without?
How far along are you?: 27 weeks today!
Upcoming appointments: Next week for glucose test… ughh! Absolutely dreading this because I nearly passed out last time and had to be wheeled into the back for observation for over an hour, and they would not allow me to leave until DH picked me up. Needless to say he’s coming with this time.
How are you feeling?: Physically rough as usual. I feel huge, and lots of hip pain and occasional pelvic bone pain. I think I’ve found some good strategies for reducing my the latter though. My shortness of breath decreased for a couple of weeks but is back again (along with low BP). Idk if baby changed position or what.
Rants/Raves: I am so excited and nervous to get my second covid vaccine on Saturday. I pray I can stay covid-free before then, and I am totally staying away from everyone as long as possible. I wish I would have done this sooner, but at least I feel more confident in my decision now. I also hope I don’t have a bad reaction, I’ve heard the second one is way worse! FX 🤞🏻
Questions: Does anyone else experience a lot of dizziness and low BP? This is not a new thing for me, but seems like the pregnancy stresses it out even more. My BP was 86/59 this morning, ugh! I’ve mentioned it to my OB a few times and they haven’t seemed concerned, but I’m certainly going to bring it up again next week.
GTKY: What kind of skincare/makeup product can you not live without? Covid has totally changed the way I view makeup! I’ve always been a full foundation, blush, eyeliner, mascara gal, but have since covid I have only been using tinted moisturizer and could take or leave the other stuff. I would say my skincare that I can’t live without would be a weekly physical exfoliant!
How far along are you?: 26w 6d
Upcoming appointments: Glucose test on Friday
How are you feeling?: Good besides the SPD is an every day occurrence and it suuucks.
Rants/Raves: My husband finally leaves for his hunting trip Friday for a week so it'll be just me and my youngest. Not looking forward to having zero help for a week. 😔
GTKY: What kind of skincare/makeup product can you not live without? When I wear make up, which is really only a day or 2 a week, it's usually nothing crazy, so I would go with concealer and mascara. I could probably live with out the rest need be!
@rgn12 good luck with the glucose test. I had mine last week and haven't heard anything so I assume all is good?
@rpreston17 solo parenting is soo tough!! Sending you calm vibes.
How far along are you?: 28 weeks today. Third trimester
Upcoming appointments: tomorrow midwife appointment
How are you feeling?: Okay. I want to talk to them tomorrow about my anxiety and weight again.
Rants/Raves: My heatpumps and bathroom renos have started!!! Yay!
GTKY: What kind of skincare/makeup product can you not live without? I have facial rosacea so I cleanse with a special cleanser and Distilled water only. Then for makeup - normally nothing but if I'm going to meet someone then foundation and mascara
How far along are you?: 24 w
Upcoming appointments: Thur with OB, 9/24 with MFM for a growth scan and follow up
How are you feeling?: Tired. Lots of heartburn and foot cramps.
Rants/Raves: Our DD is doing so good with potty training! No accidents in 48 hours and she’s staying dry overnight! Also lots of baby kicks which is nice but not. I bottomed out (woke up to blood sugars in the 50s) three days last week and subsequently felt awful all day. MFM lowered my overnight insulin today
GTKY: What kind of skincare/makeup product can you not live without? Probably just moisturizer since I rarely wear it.
How far along are you?: 27 weeks today!!
Upcoming appointments: Next appt is next Thursday (fetal echo, growth scan, midwife)
How are you feeling?: I feel big, but happy baby is still inside and growing. So far blood pressure has stayed under control, so that is great news. I got a cold (from my toddler and daycare), but we both got covid tests yesterday since he had a slight fever. We were negative!! I'm terrified of him (and us) getting covid as my appointments because weekly in a month and i need to be able to go to them!
Rants/Raves: My biggest rant is why is there no safe meds for colds when pregnant?! they last two weeks when i can't take decongestant!!
GTKY: What kind of skincare/makeup product can you not live without? my main make up product is mascara. i look so tired without it!
Upcoming appointments: next Tuesday
How are you feeling?: okay, but we’re at the beach and I’ve been carrying DD up the stairs or on the sand and my back has been killing me. Plus I keep getting leg cramps at night which sucks.
Rants/Raves: happy to be on vacation!
Questions: none right now
GTKY: What kind of skincare/makeup product can you not live without? I always put on moisturizer and then a facial sunscreen. I couldn’t survive without either.
Upcoming appointments: next Tuesday and Friday. Plus i need to go in for my GTT at some point before next Wed and I can't seem to get anyone to watch DD, so 🤷♀️
How are you feeling?: pretty ok. Heartburn is constantly so I'm drinking antacid liquid like water these days. Biggest discomfort lately is my rib pain. By 4pm I can't do anything but lay down. It hurts so much to sit or stand.
Rants/Raves: Costco changed their diapers and I am LIVID. The new ones SUCK so bad and I bought 12 boxes because they were on sale and I had no idea they changed them! I have had 3 toddler blowouts in the week since we started using them and I am ready to fight whatever genius changed the design. What a friggin waste of money!
Questions: why does my toddler love me so much that I literally cannot leave her side for 3 seconds without her breaking into tears? I am not that nice to her lol But seriously, it would be great if I didn't have to go to preschool with her every day. Kind of defeats the point of sending her to school...
GTKY: What kind of skincare/makeup product can you not live without? Aveeno moisturizing lotion and eye liner. I am a 90s eyeliner girl and do the bottom lash line up!
How far along are you?: 25 weeks today
Upcoming appointments: Monday have my Glucose Test.... it had to be moved from Tuesday due to being sick.. hopefully better by Monday... it sounds terrible by the sounds of it... plus when I was at doctors for this cold, wearing a mask for 20 minutes while waiting already made me feel almost faint -nevermind if fasting and drinking something that does not sound good.
How are you feeling?: Slowly feelin more of the pregnancy - if I dont sleep with a pillow between hips I feel like a 70 year old woman when I stand up... plus get up 3 or more times to go pee at night... but these things are nothing... I just want to be over my cold - battling a cough still (see rant...) and at point where I am "promising" myself that when I am healthy, I will never take my health for granted again... (unfort. That usually only lasts 2 days before I forget the glory of breathing normal...).
Rave: Sorry, haven't been on much lately - I was lucky enough to be able to go back to Canada this Summer and tell majority of my friends and family in person (I had already told my parents but I waited for everyone else back home. In Germany, everyone basically knew the second I rejected a beer or wine.... ). It was so nice to be able to go back home and usually I am fully ready to come back and get back on schedule etc but this time I could have stayed another week or two.
Rant: As some of you have experienced... I am also sick! It sucks so bad... I miss my really strong immune system where a cold may last 2 max. 3 days... and now I am over a week in - basically since flight back. Got a covid test and blood tests to see if viral infection or bacteria etc and waiting on results. Dr. thinks wearing a mask for 13+ hours (in airport and in airplane) probably didnt help cause I may have already been fighting something and kept breathing my own bacteria into my lungs... which is the only symptom I seem to be battling the last 5 days - a cough that will not go away. I hope I find out today if results show anything in case I need antibiotics... and ya it sucks cause obv certain things cant be taken while pregnant.
Anyone else have baby keeping them up in middle of night? Hehe, my baby likes moving around at 4am... and I stroke my belly... try to ignore it.. but it is a mixture of enjoying it and being like "ok let's sleep". At moment it isnt so bad cause not working but when I am back (after this cold), I need to be able to sleep after 4 as I wont have opportunity to have two naps throughout day like I have been doing. Perhaps baby is also experiencing jetlag hehe.
JamieH2000 -- You got your first Covid jab at 7 weeks. Pulmonary valve stenosis is an abnormality that happens in the first 8 weeks. You should report it to VAERS so it can be investigated. Good luck to you and your precious baby girl.