EDD / Weeks + Days:
Baby is the size of a(n):
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list?
EDD / Weeks + Days: 30+2
Baby is the size of a(n): coconut
Team blue/pink/green: blue 💙
Upcoming Appointments: Dec 12 growth scan
How are you feeling?: Rough. Reflux kicked into high gear last week, and yesterday I tested positive for Covid after managing to avoid it for the last 2.5 years.
Rants/Raves: Rants: Covid is not a fun time, and we don’t even know where I picked it up. Nobody we’ve spent time with during the holiday has any symptoms at all, so it seems like it must have just been a random encounter and bad luck. Rave: My husband doesn’t have symptoms and so far has tested negative, so I’m isolating in our master suite and he’s quarantining in the rest of the house and fetching medicine and food. He’s been bringing me extra treats and supplies and leaving them outside the door, and it’s really sweet. And I know it’s controversial to some, but I’m also pretty grateful for the Covid vaccine, because I don’t want to know how miserable I would be without it.
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list? Probably the closest I could come to a bucket list item is to visit the homes/families of international friends. Like to visit Kolkata with my close friend’s parents as guides, or to go to Paris and visit an old friend who lives there. It would be so fun to not only visit new places, but to get to see them through the eyes of people I love and care about.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 29+5
Baby is the size of a(n): acorn squash or Fanny pack! Also her hand is the size of a golf ball. So tiny 🥺
Team blue/pink/green: pink!
Upcoming Appointments: Next Monday for a routine visit and to recheck my iron levels
How are you feeling?: Pretty good. Sleep is not the best.
Rants/Raves: Rant - I inquired about getting my son into preschool where we moved and there’s 40 kids on the waitlist. I was hoping to get him in so I can rest when baby comes, but it’s looking like homeschooling for now. Probably lots of TV when she’s born and then I’ll try to get back at it when we have a good routine established. Rave - I am super thankful to not be working and be able to rest and get the apartment ready. However, part Rant, our home builders are requiring a bigger down payment than we thought and now we’re a little money stressed. Really hoping our old home will sell soon so we can not worry about finances while I’m unemployed.
I really want to travel across the US seeing all the sights and family along the way. I mapped out a route several years ago and we never got around to it and then had my son.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 29w
Baby is the size of a(n): Acorn Squash
Team blue/pink/green: blue 💙
Upcoming Appointments: 4D ultrasound next Thursday
How are you feeling?: overall good. I’ve had some pain in my right hip. My OB gave some recommendations on how to help alleviate it so I’ll try those. I also scheduled a massage 😍
Rants/Raves: Rave: We met the pediatric cardiologist today and the coordinator and loved them. Also, I passed my glucose test today so I’m thankful that’s just one less thing to have to worry about.
Questions: none currently
Currently, hiking in Utah is at the top of my list. I just love being outdoors with my family.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 29 weeks
Baby is the size of a(n): acorn squash
Team blue/pink/green: green
Upcoming Appointments: growth scan on Dec 5
How are you feeling?: super down today. I’m so burnt out from all the nausea, heartburn, pelvic pain, etc. I can hardly eat more than a couple of bites without feeling sick and overly full. Just a real negative Nancy today
Rants/Raves: also they called today and I failed my 1 hour glucose test. I missed their cut off by one. So now I have to do the 3 hour. Thankfully they are letting me do it at the hospital where I work so I don’t have to waste half a day of pto to do it.
Rave is we finally decorated for Christmas and that helps a little with my mood.
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list? I just want to take a trip with my husband somewhere. We didn’t get to travel when we first got married because we didn’t have the funds and then we started having kids. We were going to go somewhere this fall to celebrate 10 years of being together but the pregnancy interrupted that because I need to save pto. Someday hopefully….
Baby is the size of a(n): Cauliflower or head of lettuce
Team blue/pink/green: 💚
Upcoming Appointments: Routine visit with midwife next week. I have been upgraded to seeing her every two weeks now. Hello 3rd trimester!
How are you feeling? Overall good but starting to see glimpses of discomfort that comes with 3rd trimester such has occasional pain when peeing because the baby is pushing on my bladder 😳
Rave: Nesting happened in full force with our household over the Thanksgiving weekend. I’m grateful for the time and energy my husband and I are putting into rearranging and preparing the home for the new baby. We took advantage of the Black Friday sales and continued to decorate and organize various rooms in our home.
Rant/ Rave: I’ve been closely following my blood glucose and even with my best effort to manage with diet and exercise, my fasting blood sugar is not remaining in the levels it needs to be. I think I have to succumb to taking medication. But hopefully the oral meds will be enough and I can stay under midwifery care. If I can control my blood sugar, she is willing to allow expectant management which is a huge relief for me.
Building a family! I’ve felt the calling to be a mom since I was a teenager and made career choices to accommodate for that potential future. I knew I wouldn’t have a family unless I found the right spouse and I didn’t meet him until later in life. So I’m happy to have this dream finally realized but definitely nervous about the change. I really loved my life as a single woman and my current as a wife with no kids. It will be an interesting evolution to see what happens when the baby arrives.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 28 weeks
Baby is the size of a(n): 🍆
Team blue/pink/green: 💗
Upcoming Appointments: next Tuesday I see my midwife
How are you feeling?: Pretty good! I saw my chiropractor yesterday and she's amazing at putting things back together
Rants/Raves: rave:my husband had is stitches out and is healing wonderfully from his mesh removal surgery. I'll be back home full time in just a couple weeks. I did enjoy my job while it lasted though.
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list?I don't really have a bucket list ..it's more like actual plans and at the top is to get a country home where we can raise our children without having to worry much about scary dogs and heroin needles on playgrounds. We hope to grow and raise our own food and then some and let our dog run around in a big fenced in area. Not sure if this will become reality so I suppose it could be considered a bucket list item. More short term, I want to learn to how to macrame. 🤷♀️Crafting goals are important too.
EDD / Weeks + Days: Feb 1st - 31w
Baby is the size of a(n): A bunch of Asparagus, or a coconut
Team blue/pink/green: Blue
Upcoming Appointments: Regular biweekly appt next week.
How are you feeling?: Huge. Baby has dropped and has his head resting right on my cervix, so I can feel him knocking against my pelvis every step I take.
Rants/Raves: Rave: We have moved forward with getting a lot of stuff together! My hospital bag is almost all packed, we got the bassinet, car seat, and am almost done getting the nursery ready. We had a spare bedroom that DS is going to move into, and the baby will move into DS's current room. Rant: I think I might have lost my mucus plug, and I have to contact my midwife about it. It was hard because it was over the whole day, and not at once, but I had some mucusy/pink tinged discharge in the shower last night, so I have to let them know I think/
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list? I want to take a trip to Egypt. I want to see the pyramids and just submerge in the culture over there.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 30 weeks
Baby is the size of a(n): Zucchini
Upcoming Appointments: Routine checkup on December 7
How are you feeling?: Eh. I’m super sore this week from lots of activity. I struggle to breathe quite a bit. I’m experiencing pelvic pain and waddling each time that I stand up to walk. I also seem to have to pee every single time I stand up. I’m also just huge!
Rants/Raves: It’s been a really rough week for me mentally knowing how much will change when the baby is born. My husband has been super supportive, and he can pick me up when I’m down and being pessimistic. My family has been asking when we’d want them to visit. We made the decision to wait until the baby is one month, which gives me time to recover and us time to bond with the baby and develop a routine.
Questions: Do you have any favorite pregnancy podcasts?
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list? I don’t really have a bucket list. I’d love to retire early to allow myself to turn my hobbies into income. I think that early retirement plan went out the window when we decided to have a kid. I’d love to explore more national parks.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 27 + 6
Baby is the size of a(n): Lettuce and Jelly shoes! Yay! lol
Team blue/pink/green: Pink
Upcoming Appointments: Dec 6th for growth scan
How are you feeling?: Heartburn is getting worse and I’m on an iron supplement that says I can’t take antacids with it. Might have to call the Dr before my appointment.
Rants/Raves: Rave: My parents decided to buy the crib for us. This is the first big purchase and we can pick it up anytime before Saturday.
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list? I also don’t really have a bucket list. I think the closest thing would be that I want to get my mom to Italy someday. Her father came to the US from Italy when he was 18 and she has always wanted to go see where he grew up. I would also like to go as I have never been out of the country but to me it’s more important that she get to have that experience.
Baby is the size of a(n): eggplant 🍆
Team blue/pink/green: pink
Upcoming Appointments: December 12th!
How are you feeling?: tired, but what’s new!? I feel big when trying to get up or out of bed but then other times I feel so small still!
Rants/Raves: rave- I had my baby shower this weekend and it was so fun! Also so nice to feel like we have everything now! And I guess that goes with my rant- we still haven’t received our crib…we ordered in august and knew there would be a delay but it’s getting annoying! It was supposed to be here in October, then it changed to end of November. I noticed yesterday it had a delivery date of today but never showed😕 now it just says “arriving”- like that helps anything! Customer service hasn’t been much help and they haven’t been able to provide me a tracking number or any additional details! Just the very little info they provide from the “my orders” tab on the website. Im glad I’m impatient and ordered it early haha
Questions: I see everyone getting growth scans! Did you ask your doctor for this or was this something they scheduled? I asked my doctor about it at my last appointment and he said I won’t be getting another scan at all. Which made me a little nervous because I noticed she was measuring a week ahead at the anatomy scan. Is this normal? Should I press to have one done and when should it be?
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list? I don’t have an actual bucket list. But we do have a list of places to travel! I think my most basic would be to Greece and somewhere to see the northern lights! But my husband also has always wanted to go to Hungary and to see the Black Sea.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 27+5
Baby is the size of a(n): bunch of bananas... Which seems like a large variation hahaha
Team blue/pink/green: blue
Upcoming Appointments: well it was supposed to be Tuesday, but moved it to Friday because I have freaking covid
How are you feeling?: COVID wise, not too bad. Achy, headache, cough. I just feel bad because my family has tested negative so my husband has to do everything, and we keep having snow days, and run our own business... So he's overwhelmed.
But pregnancy wise I'm fine. A little achy but that's all
Rants/Raves: COVID COVID COVID.
GTKY: What is at the top of your bucket list? I've traveled a lot, but we would really like to take our daughter to Norway. We've already been there but our family history is there and it's just stunning. Is it a bucket list item though? I don't know! I'll have to think more about that.