April 2023 Moms

Weekly Check In 11/7

Baby is the size of: 
Team blue/pink/green:
Upcoming Appointments: 
How are you feeling?: 

Re: Weekly Check In 11/7


    EDD/Weeks+Days: 17w5d EDD 4/12

    Baby is the size of: 🤷‍♀️

    Team blue/pink/green: pink

    Upcoming Appointments: 11/17 for a check up and 11/23 for anatomy scan

    How are you feeling?: nauseous again the last few days, which should be enough of a sign that things are ok, but I'm pretty anxious and struggling to get out of my head lately. The 4 week wait between appointments is killing me. 

    Rants/Raves: we went shopping for baby stuff this weekend, and I think we nailed down a lot of the big stuff that we want. Somewhere along the drive up and back, we picked up something that caused a flat. Luckily, we were home and safe when we discovered it, but not what I want to put money to right now. Not even 5k miles on my car, and it's already had to have the windshield replaced and now a tire. 🤦‍♀️
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  • @trubaby411 ah I’m so sorry about your car! What a bummer! 
  • @trubaby411 oh no!  We had to get 4 new tires on our car (apparently on 4 wheels drive vehicles if you don't have even wear on all 4 tires it can cause problems?)  So that was a ton of money we weren't anticipating on spending.   It sucks.

    @nonlinear_function wow that sounds like an impossible workday!  They should have just sent everyone home at that point.  Nothing is going to be accomplished in that environment. 
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    @gingerbunny23 I'm a third time mom and I am the same about the movement!  I feel like I should know by now what the heck I'm feeling for lol  But seriously I hope everything is OK with your baby and mine!
  • nsk489nsk489 member
    edited November 2022
    @returning_bump_member what are you doing instead of the drink? I want to discuss this with my OB at my appt later this week but not sure what other options there are
  • @trubaby411 oh no!! I just had to have my back windshield replaced as well so I feel your pain!
    @nonlinear_function that sounds like an awful day! Idk how they expect teachers to manage stuff like that. And then they wonder why there is a teacher shortage 🙃
    @gingerbunny23 I remember feeling really anxious when I was pregnant for the first time bc it took FOREVER for me to feel movement. Hang in there! 
    EDD/Weeks+Days: 4/19, 16w5d
    Baby is the size of: A newborn hat
    Team blue/pink/green: green
    Upcoming Appointments: Thursday!
    How are you feeling?: Lazy lol. But overall good
    Rants/Raves: Rave: I might have jury duty next week and I am really excited 🤣 I've never had it before but I'm that weirdo that has always wanted it. So fingers crossed I get picked hahah. Rant:  DH and I keep arguing about the COVID booster. Ultimately I am going to get it (my body my choice) but he is really pissing me off about it. He keeps telling me to do more research (as if I didn't already) and then tries sending me YOUTUBE VIDEOS!!! Like that is not a scholarly article, no thanks not even watching.
    EDD/Weeks+Days: april 24th/16wks
    Baby is the size of: an avocado 🥑
    Team blue/pink/green: NIPT says girl 💖
    Upcoming Appointments: 11/23 for prenatal followup
    How are you feeling?: Physically l, pretty fine. Tired but my nausea has subsided. Emotionally and mentally is a while lot of something else. So up and down lately and the smallest things are just setting me off
    Rants/Raves: my husband has been so great. He has been giving me massages and preparing dinner. Cleaning up the house. It has been nice
  • @nsk489 yeah that would piss me off too if my hubby sent me a YouTube link as "research" after I did my own ACTUAL research.... barf.  Sorry!

    @returning_bump_member sorry about the body image issues :(  I get it, I was feeling REALLY down about myself too up until just last week.  Feeling very round and not at all pregnant made me just avoid pictures and generally feel low.  The ladies here helped so much!!!  You can read my struggles in the HDBD thread if interested. 

    @allykat92 ugh the emotional/ mental struggle is real.  I'm feeling fine physically too (Except I'm sick of being sick!!!  My kids need to stop sharing their germs!), but definitely a lot going on emotionally in terms of accepting this pregnancy, and trying to enjoy it since it will be my last, while also worrying that things are gong to "smoothly" and "easily" and then my anxiety tells me not to get attached because things are going too well and something bad is bound to happen.  It's a lot being pregnant!
    EDD/Weeks+Days: 16+5
    Baby is the size of: a newborn hat?
    Team blue/pink/green: Pink!
    Upcoming Appointments: Anatomy scan on Dec 5th. It feels like the last big hurdle!

    How are you feeling?: I got a pretty nasty cold from an in-person work conference (the first one I have attended since the pandemic, and the last one hopefully before baby comes) and the symptoms are making me crazy. I hate not being able to take medicine. My pregnancy symptoms are pretty much non-existent, which I know I should be thankful for, but right now it is only adding to my anxiety after my recent loss. 

    Rants/Raves: Neither really. Feel like I am just in a holding pattern for now. Really looking forward to being able to feel baby's movements just like many others here, to ease my mind between appointments. 
  • FTM/STM/TTM+: first!

    EDD/Weeks+Days: 15w4d, 4/27

    Baby is the size of: jar of Nutella 

    Team blue/pink/green: NIPT says boy 💙

    Upcoming Appointments: 11/10 and 11/22

    How are you feeling?: so irritated by everything, especially work! 

    Rants/Raves: we are working on making some updates in the house and trying to rearrange some furniture to free a spare room for the nursery. It’s difficult living in a state of chaos but know it will be worth it (I do think the mess is affecting my mood too!)
  • @nsk489, I got my third booster last month after I went to my first prenatal appointment at the OB and I had no reaction at all! A little sore arm, but that was it! Worth it for me since I have had several Covid scares of people testing positive at work but I’ve been good! 
  • @etnyah - I am so sick of feeling sick too! Waiting for that magical second trimester feeling 😅
  • begb9begb9 member
    edited November 2022

    EDD/Weeks+Days: April 25 - 16 weeks today!

    Baby is the size of: avocado 🥑 

    Team blue/pink/green: Green! 

    Upcoming Appointments: Check up the week of Thanksgiving 

    How are you feeling?: Sick- all of the time. My morning sickness has left me for now this week, but I’m so nauseous all the time. 

    Rants/Raves: Mostly just wish I wasn’t so anxious about everything as a FTM. The 4 weeks between appointments feels so long! 
  • @mcmanda4321 Shingles are the worst! My grandfather got them and it was really painful for him! I hope you feel better soon. 
  • @mcmanda4321 I’m so sorry that you have Shingles! I’ve had them twice and the pain can be pretty intense. I hope you’re feeling better soon! 
  • @MsBeachNJ there's been a dark cloud over the Bay Area for the past few weeks, and it's especially dark this week with Meta layoffs. I'll be thinking of you, hoping that your job remains. 

    TTC History
    Me: 38, MH: 37 | Met 02/2009 | Started Dating 08/2017 | Married 02/02/2020
    TTC #1 since 02/2020
    2009 | Dx PCOS; likely a misdiagnosis
    07/14/20 | Dx Hashimoto's Thyroditis
    07/21/20 | 1st RE appointment
    07/2120 - 08/20/20 | so much testing; no signs of PCOS
    08/20/20 | Dx Unexplained; AMA
    09/08/20 | IUI #1 Clomid + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
    09/30/20 | Urology consult; more testing required
    10/2020 | Clomid + OPK + TI + Prometrium | BFN
    10/26/2020 | Starting 2nd IUI cycle, with Letrazole and with a new RE / different clinic
    11/03/2020 | New Dx "poor egg quality"; IUI cancelled in favor of Trigger + TI + Prometrium | BFN
    11/26/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Menopur) + Trigger + Prometrium | BFN
    12/20/2020 | Combo IUI (Clomid + Gonal-F) + Trigger | IUI Cancelled due to thin lining; TI only | BFN
    01/14/2021 | Combo IUI (Letrazole + Menopur) + Trigger | BFN
    02/06/2021 | Switched to a new RE (TEW) ; trying naturally until we complete additional testing 
    03/14/2021 | Hybrid Double IUI, with Zymot (Letrazole, Gonal-F) + Trigger + Endometrin | Ovulated 4 mature eggs but still a BFN ☹️
    04/07/2021 | Natural cycle while we regroup | BFN
    04/09/2021 | Employer announces fertility benefits starting 05/01/2021! | Search for a new doctor who accepts insurance
    05/10/2021 | New RE consult & plan for IVF
    05/13/2021 | Mid-luteal IVF cycle #1 interrupted; had to get cancer genetic screening done to make sure I didn't have the same SDHA gene mutation as MH. 
    06/10/2021 | Aygestin priming IVF cycle #1; opted to Cx after 9 days of stims since only 5-6/12 follicles responded
    07/26/2021 | Attempt #2 at IVF cycle #1 (mid-luteal start): 8 retrieved, 8 MII, 6 fert (1 PN3), 3 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 3AA, 3AA, 6AB; 3 euploid
    08/09/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC | Shockingly, a BFP! EDD: 5/25/202 | CP at 4w4d
    09/23/2021 | IVF cycle #2 (mid-luteal start): 14 retrieved, 13 MII, 11 fert, 5 Day 5 & 6 blasts: 2 x 3AA, 2 x 3AB, 3BB; 2 euploid
    11/12/2021 | IVF cycle #3 (mid-luteal start): cancelled due to ovaries being on vacation
    12/20/2021 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + Pregmune Immunology Testing; BFN
    01/22/2022 | Rest cycle / unmedicated TTC + understanding uncovered immunological issues; BFN
    02/18/2022 | Mock transfer cycle! ERA, ReceptivaDx, EMMA/ALICE; start Prednisone to address NK activity
    03/16/2022 | Final, "Hail Mary" super-ovulation + TI cycle before FET; BFP! EDD: 12/21/2022 | MMC 05/08/2022
    05/20/2022 | D&C; recovering... 
    06/21/2022 | Trying naturally until October 2022
    07/21/2022 | BFP! EDD 04/02/2023

  • @acleverusername thank you yes, I've had friends impacted at Meta as well... some scary times!! I appreciate the well wishes.
    TTM - EDD 4/23 - Team Green <3 
  • @MsBeachNJ oh no!  I hope you feel better and I'll send lots of good vibes your way.
  • @nsk489 there is a company called The Fresh Test that sells a mint lemonade powder that you make into a drink, with 3 different glucose amount options. I'm bringing in a printout of the nutritional information so my ob can okay it.

    If she doesn't, then there is a meal I can make instead of the typical drink as well. She said it's mostly fruits but the directions make it easy to follow so the exact amount of glucose is in it.
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