February 2022 Moms

9.7 Weekly Check In for All

How Far Along?
How big is baby?
Upcoming Appointments?
TTGP Grad?
IF/RPL/High Risk?
How are you feeling?
GTKY: Where were you on 9/11?

Re: 9.7 Weekly Check In for All

  • How Far Along? 19w
    How big is baby? mango/pint of ice cream
    Upcoming Appointments? 20w scan on 9/15
    TTGP Grad? yes, feb21-may21
    IF/RPL/High Risk? no
    How are you feeling? today, tired and moody. everything feels like an insurmountable amount of effort, even making my own coffee this morning. will probably take a nap later :)
    Rants/Raves? this is kinda both? my mom came for a visit this weekend and we went shopping for my first maternity/nursing bras and omg I went from 34B to a 34E/DD. I'm glad to be in bras that actually fit now and that I can grow into (and that I didn't have to buy, thanks mom) but my face was like o_0 when I realized how much growth has happened in just 19 weeks and that they're not even done
    Questions? natm
    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? first grade in FL, I remember watching a little with my mom on the tv in the kitchen but she sent me to school, I don't remember much else. I do remember developing a weird kid obsession with 9/11 and NYC for a couple of years after that though.
  • How Far Along? 19w1d
    How big is baby? heirloom tomato/ mango
    Upcoming Appointments? Friday for anatomy scan-- anxious for that!
    TTGP Grad? No
    IF/RPL/High Risk? Will be AMA in one month
    How are you feeling? Great! I'll take back and knee pain over the nausea and throwing up!
    Rants/Raves? Rave: I hiked and played pickleball this weekend and haven't been able to do that in months without gagging. It was so fun to feel more like myself. We saw a moose on our first hike and I'm sure glad he didn't feel the need to charge us :oRant: Lots of projects to do before baby comes and I'm the one that has to spearhead all of them. MH is wonderful and will help but his strengths are not in planning/organizing/getting things done. It's a challenge because he loves to visit with friends and go do activities all weekend and I want a balance of getting things done and fun activities. FX we get things done!
    Questions? natm
    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? I was in a religion class in 9th grade. I knew nothing about the world trade centers; it was a very eye-opening and heartbreaking event.
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  • How Far Along? 16w

    How big is baby? Dill pickle

    Upcoming Appointments? Not until 9/29 and my ultrasound is scheduled for 10/13!
    TTGP Grad? No
    IF/RPL/High Risk?No

    How are you feeling? Overall pretty decent today. Not trying to rush this pregnancy since it's my last but at the same time I am counting down the weeks to maternity leave so I can get away from this environment I'm in every day.

    I got DD1's Kindergarten photos today and they turned out perfect! She is loving school so far and I hope it continues. Plus DH said the girls had a good dentist appointment today so at least on the home front things are well. I feel like my rant is always the same so we'll leave that alone, nothing new to rant about yet this week.
    Questions? natm

    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? I was in my 7th grade homeroom/social studies class, they came over the loudspeaker and announced all teachers to leave the televisions off and to continue the day as normal. Needless to say that was not followed and the majority of my classes had the TV on to watch. As my math teacher put it, this is history and you should be present for it. I just remember it on repeat all day, it was definitely a somber day I won't forget.

  • How Far Along? 15+6

    How big is baby? Using the Ovia app it says baby is the size of an 8 pack of crayons.

    Upcoming Appointments? Tomorrow is my 16 week appointment and ultrasound to check cervical length (history of early delivery)

    TTGP Grad? No

    IF/RPL/High Risk? No

    How are you feeling? I wasn't even feeling pregnant until last night! My husband and I repainted our porch and my back was killing me ALL night. I could not sleep at all. 

    Rants/Raves? Rave: I only have 3 days of work this week because of the holiday and the Dr appointment! 
    Rant: This back ache is not fun at all. 

    Questions? Not yet! 

    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11?
    I was a freshman in high school and was in my Spanish class when we hear the news. Our teacher turned on the television in our class and we watched the second plane hit. I wasn't old/mature enough to really grasp what it all meant at that point in time. It just seemed so distant. The invincibility of youth I suppose. 

  • How Far Along? 18 w 

    How big is baby? I saw something that said the size of a boneless chicken breast - so weird.  

    Upcoming Appointments? Next week - 14th for my Anatomy Scan  

    TTGP Grad? No

    IF/RPL/High Risk? IF
    How are you feeling? Not too bad!

    Rants/Raves? I’m super annoyed. My doctors office forgot to send the referral for my Anatomy Scan. And then were just pointing fingers at each other, I couldn’t get a spot anywhere because of location issues or spots being booked. Being IVF I’m supposed to have a hospital scan but I have to go to a general clinic and then if needed now a hospital scan. Super annoyed and got a bit heated with the referral desk. 

    Questions? None right now. 

    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? I was in high school - specifically the music room. My father was due to have gotten on a flight that morning home from the US so I was terrified for a few hours as we didn’t know much about the flights highjacked. 
    I’m actually watching a new doc on Netflix during my day off today…
    Me: 37 DH: 37 - Married 10.2015 ❤️ Canadian 
    DX: Endometriosis - Stage 4, DOR, RPL
    TTC #1 07.2015
    03.2016 - Natural BFP - MC 5w4d
    04.2016 - Natural BFP - Chemical
    10.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = IUI Cancelled (cyst/no mature follicle)
    11.2016 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFP, EDD 08.2017 - It's a BOY!
    TTC #2 06.2019
    08.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #1 = Chemical
    09.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #2 = BFN
    10.2019 - IUI w/ Injections #3 = BFN
    01.2020 - IUI w/ Injections #4 = BFN
    08.2020 - Natural BFP - MC 9w5d
    11.2020 - IVF Retrieval - 3AB & 4BB
    05.2021 - FET #1 = BFP, EDD 02.2022 - It's a BOY!

  • @lexilougolden I feel you on being the designated planner/organizer person! it can feel exhausting at times, especially when the Hs want to focus on the fun stuff in their down time. hope you do get to find a balance that works for the two of you <3
    @angelob88 aww I'm glad the pictures turned out well! I feel like we're gonna blink and then that's going to be us with these feb22 kiddos o.o
    @modoodles that back pain does NOT sound fun but also...welcome to finally feeling pregnant lol ;)
    @JWatt5 ugh that's so frustrating! I'm glad it sounds like there's a plan, albeit an inconvenient one
  • How Far Along? 17+2
    How big is baby? pomegranate 
    Upcoming Appointments? second anatomy scan in 2.5 weeks (9/24)
    TTGP Grad? 
    Kinda, briefly was there
    IF/RPL/High Risk? 
    High risk
    How are you feeling? 
    Better than I was a few hours ago (getting over food poisoning or a 24h stomach bug). 
    Rants/Raves? Throwing up is the worst. This stomach bug killed me. I tried so hard to sleep through a lot of it, but kept waking to puke. I didn’t eat anything all day. Couldn’t take my meds in the morning. Was able finally to keep down a little bit of liquid by like 5p so started with Tylenol for the massive migraine I had and body aches. Then at 8p I was able to take at least the CHI meds. I literally slept from 9a-12p, 4p-8p, 9p-2a. I’m catching up here then trying to get a few more hours of sleep before deciding if I feel well enough to go to work. 
    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? 10th grade English class in Michigan. 3rd period of the day. It went over the loud speaker and then the teachers all turned it on TV for the rest of the day. We did no more school work for the day. 
  • How Far Along? 16w5d

    How big is baby? avocado

    Upcoming Appointments? CNM appt and Anatomy Scan at the end of the month

    TTGP Grad? Nope

    IF/RPL/High Risk?Nope

    How are you feeling? Exhausted. I've already reached the stage of pregnancy where I get like 5 minutes of "active minutes" on my apple watch from walking up a flight of stairs  :D

    Rants/Raves? Slight rant - I really like my OB and CNM individually but they don't seem to work as well in a team as the last pair I saw. I switch off who I see every week and they never seem to know what went on in my last appointment - my CNM had wanted to do additional bloodwork to see if I was anemic and I had to ask my OB to put in the lab when I last saw her. Then I got the actual lab results in my portal that seems to indicate I am anemic but nobody has reached out since about whether I should be supplementing with iron (I had to last pregnancy so it wouldn't be surprising but I feel like somebody should explicitly tell me that?)

    Questions? Not at the moment

    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? I honestly forget what grade I was in - 7th or 8th I think? They wanted to wait until the end of the day to tell the students but I distinctly remember everyone immediately noticing how "off" all the teachers were. We saw one teacher crying in her room - we later found out her husband was supposed to be on one of the planes taking off from Logan but had missed his flight. 
  • How Far Along? 15w6d
    How big is baby? Ring pop
    Upcoming Appointments? Had one today, went well. HR was 152
    TTGP Grad? No
    IF/RPL/High Risk? High risk, GD, almost AMA
    How are you feeling? Good!! 
    Rants/Raves? Feeling better and better as the weeks go on. 
    Questions? Anyone else dealing with GD? My fasting morning sugars are starting to rise and I don’t want to go on Metformin or Insulin if I can help it. 
    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? In Ancient History class. I went to the bathroom and overheard one of the admins talking to my teacher to turn on the TV and something about 2 planes. I was fascinated because I had no idea what was happening, until we all figured out what happened. It was somewhat scary and definitely sad after that.

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  • How Far Along? 18 weeks 1 day

    How big is baby? Sugar glider/Sweet potato

    Upcoming Appointments? Doctor's appointment + anatomy scan next week

    TTGP Grad?

    IF/RPL/High Risk? RPL, AMA, broken (but recovered) thyroid

    How are you feeling? Tired, but good overall

    Rants/Raves? My current work trip is my last one in my travel clump.  I've traveled overnight every week for the last 4 weeks, and I'm so ready to have an off-week next week.  Then I travel again the following week lol. I flew this time instead of driving, and the airports were so quiet, and a bunch of the restaurants and stores were closed.  I also am still working on being brave about the gym, but I did order a workout outfit, so now I'll have no excuses. 

    Questions?  I'm sure I do, but I am too tired to think of anything currently.

    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? I was in high school sitting in Home Economics. I was in Spanish class when the towers fell.

    @chgilmore It's amazing how fast boobs grow during pregnancy. I grew 3 sizes with the boys, but they deflated after I finished nursing them.

    @lexilougolden I'm so glad you're feeling more like yourself now! First trimester is rough.  This was my first experience with first trimester during summer, and it seemed a lot rougher in the heat than it did in the fall/winter.  I feel you on spearheading/organizing everything.  That's how my house functions, too.  Good luck getting everything started/finished!

    @angelob88 I hear you on not wanting to rush through this pregnancy, but also counting down to maternity leave. This is also our last pregnancy, and it's so crazy that we finally made it to this point.

    @modoodles I hope your back is feeling better! If you don't mind me asking, how early did you deliver?

    @JWatt5 I swear you have the worst luck with your doctors and getting appointments. If I could, I would share my doctor with you. I hope everything works out, and you don't need the hospital scan.

    @angelz429 I'm glad you're feeling better! You've been hammered the last few weeks with sickness. Fingers crossed this is the last sickness for you.

    @kaf1788 That is really frustrating! Hopefully someone reaches out to you about your results, and your doctor and CNM start working together better.

    @alylove11 I've had a couple friends with GD, but I've avoided it so far. Hopefully you don't end up needing medication to control it.

  • @makingbacon I went into preterm labor at 28 weeks, was in the hospital for a few days, (on magnesium sulfate- horrible stuff!) and sent home on strict bed rest and a prescription to take when contractions started. I ended up delivering at 34 weeks. 
  • @chgilmore I went from a 34C to a 36DDD with my last pregnancy! I had to go buy new bras around 20 weeks as well because I was basically going without because they hurt so much! If you decide to nurse/want super comfy- Kindred Bravely nursing bras are AMAZING! 

    @lexilougolden I hope your appointment on Friday is great! I think we married the same man. I have to basically say, "Ok, let's do this today!" Otherwise he will put it off FOREVER. 

    @angelob88 awww, I love first school pictures- they are always so sweet when they're that little! And I totally agree with your math teacher. Being present when history is being made is definitely important! 

    @JWatt5 oh I would be so frustrated with the referral desk! Definitely not ok! 

    @angelz429 sorry to hear you were dealing with a stomach bug- that's the worst! Hopefully you're feeling much better now.

    @kaf1788 oh my gosh- I bet your poor teacher was on a complete roller-coaster that day! Also, super frustrating that your team doesn't seem to be working very well as a team. 👎 Get it together folks! 

    @alylove11 happy to hear that you're starting to feel better! I don't have any experience with GD, but I hope you will be able to control it with the GD diet instead of medication. I feel like there were so many with GD in July2020. If you need any resources I'd be happy to ask a friend! 

    @makingbacon I'm happy you get a break from travel soon. My workout clothes are no longer motivating so obviously I need new too! Ha! 

  • @modoodles That sounds really stressful and scary. I’m glad everything turned out okay. 
  • @makingbacon it was at the time, but I've had 3 full term deliveries (37, 39, 38+2) since then so I'm not super worried. It is nice being watched closely because of the extra little peeks at baby! 

    Also, he is 15 now and towers over me! 😂

  • How Far Along? 16 weeks
    How big is baby? avocado! 
    Upcoming Appointments? Tomorrow afternoon for 16 wk appt 
    TTGP Grad? no
    IF/RPL/High Risk? AMA 
    How are you feeling? always afraid of jinxing myself, super knock on wood but better.
    Rants/Raves? honestly feeling very relaxed for this moment so not at the moment. 
    Questions? nope
    GTKY: Where were you on 9/11? High school ... they had it on the TVs. I remember my friend panicking because her dad was flying to NY? and she ended up being wrong, his business trip flight was somewhere else that day... maybe California? 
  • @modoodles That is good! He is super tall. I’m in denial that one day my littles are going to be that big. 
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