October 2023 Moms

Weekly Check-In w/o 3/6

Estimated Due Date / Weeks + Days:


Team Boy/Girl/Surprise:

Interesting baby fact / Baby is the size of:

Upcoming appointments:

How are you feeling:

Rants / Raves:


GTKY: What skill would you most like to learn?

Me: 26     DH: 25
DS1 -- 9/30/2016

Re: Weekly Check-In w/o 3/6

  • Estimated Due Date / Weeks + Days: 7w1d

    FTM/STM/STM+: 5th pregnancy, hopefully 2nd living child

    Team Boy/Girl/Surprise: SneakPeek says boy! I don't put all my eggs in that basket until the genetic bloodwork comes back.

    Interesting baby fact / Baby is the size of: A blueberry  <3

    Upcoming appointments: First official OB visit (we've only had our dating US and quick followup) at the end of the month, and then a consult in April to scan so we can proceed with a cerclage for cervical insufficiency.

    How are you feeling: So.Sick. Everything makes me sick. I feel like a slug.

    Rants / Raves: It has been a nightmare dealing with my local MFM hospital trying to schedule the consult and appointment for the cerclage surgery. I have a history of second trimester losses, one of which was a direct result of one of the high-risk doctors brushing my and my OB's concerns about a short cervix under the rug, so I'm definitely feeling defensive and sensitive to having to explain myself over and over again as to why I need to schedule this procedure.

    Questions: Just a shoutout to how incredibly strong everyone is who has to navigate being pregnant and working at the same time and/or having a kiddo at home and/or just existing. I'm definitely just surviving and not thriving at the moment.

    GTKY: What skill would you most like to learn? I would love to learn a second language and be proficient in working in aerial silks!

  • Alright you all. I have tried my best to post using the mobile app version and it has just NOT gone well. For some reason copy-paste makes the whole format wonky. And I just cannot right now. I am dizzy and hungry and cranky and I know I have been MIA for like a week because life is just chaotic. 
    So here is my version of an update:

    Due date: 10/24


    babe is the size of a coffee bean and omg I want all the coffee right now but I can't have ittttt. 

    First appt is March 15th

    I am feeling nauseated, dizzy, hungry, EMOTIONAL, and tiiiired. 

    Rant/rave: I think this whole post is a rant haha

    Questions: how do I copy-paste on the mobile app without stressing myself out lol

    GTKY: normally I would say stand-up paddle boarding and woodworking. But right now the only skill I want is to be able to post on these boards without a strugggglllee 😭😭😭

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  • AmMcc12AmMcc12 member

    Estimated Due Date / Weeks + Days: 8wks 10/16


    Team Boy/Girl/Surprise: will find out  

    Interesting baby fact / Baby is the size of: 2x2 Lego brick

    Upcoming appointments: 4/10

    How are you feeling: Like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders  

    Rants / Raves: First appointment was today and got to see baby!! Measuring right on track 8wks on the dot so woohoo ovulation prediction!! HR was 170  this is all such a relief after some bleeding last week! 

    Questions: none

    GTKY: What skill would you most like to learn? I would like to learn knitting or crocheting. I just don’t believe I have the patience for it. 

    Me: 26     DH: 25
    DS1 -- 9/30/2016

  • linh18linh18 member
    Estimated Due Date / Weeks + Days: September 30, 10 weeks +3


    Team Boy/Girl/Surprise: I can't wait to find out

    Interesting baby fact / Baby is the size of: a strawberry

    Upcoming appointments: March 17

    How are you feeling: tired, a little less nauseous

    Rants / Raves: I'm dealing with a sick kiddo which is not fun. Totally sets back our sleeping schedule with way too many night wakings. Trying to be patient though it's rough when I'm already tired to be waking up with him so much.

    Questions: none atm

    GTKY: What skill would you most like to learn? It would be nice to be able to play the piano well. I took lessons as a kid so can read notes and plunk out some basic notes but it would be nice to actually be able to play something. 
  • sawasapsawasap member
    Estimated Due Date / Weeks + Days: October 1/10+2


    Team Boy/Girl/Surprise: Undecided 

    Interesting baby fact / Baby is the size of: a paperclip

    Upcoming appointments: March 15 is my first midwife appointment

    How are you feeling: Well I have a cold right now and can't take anything for it so that sucks. But the first trimester symptoms have calmed down a lot so feeling much better on that front

    Rants / Raves: I have finally finished progesterone supplements! I had to take them for the first 10 weeks, 3 times a day. So glad to be done with them, they are super irritating and messy.

    Questions: none right now

    GTKY: What skill would you most like to learn? I wish I could draw/paint better. My hands don't do a good job at translating the picture in my head to the page.
  • @AmMcc12 I would recommend trying crochet before knitting. I have found crochet to be a little bit simpler!

    @sawasap trying drawing using a photo as a reference but turn the photo upside down. This helps to trick the brain into looking at the lines and shapes that are actually there, rather than drawing what you think a nose (for example) looks like. 
  • mimsermimser member
    Sorry girls the app is ruining my life and I can't modify my last post of delete it 🙄
  • mimsermimser member
    Estimated Due Date / Weeks + Days: October 11/9w2d


    Team Boy/Girl/Surprise: We'll find out at our anatomy scan.

    Interesting baby fact / Baby is the size of: Cherry/weighs as much as a dime

    Upcoming appointments: next Tuesday is my first appointment with my OB/MFM which I love so much. I'm really excited to see her again. My NT scan is on March 30th.

    How are you feeling: I have been sick for almost 2 weeks. I have a sinusitis and we're trying to avoid antibiotics. Other than that I have some nausea in the evening. I'm exhausted. Some minor food aversions like I was unpacking my groceries yesterday while calling myself names for buying such shitty food but after eating a garden salad which I was craving I was into the food I bought.

    Rants / Raves: my rant is the app not working so well for me like @alpaca@AlpacaBunny

    Questions: I'll be 9+6 at my appointment on Tuesday. Do you think she'll try the doppler? If so, do you think we'll find the baby?

    GTKY: I can't think of a new skill. But I would love to ski a lot better than I do. Same for ant artistic skills like drawing or painting. All things I really enjoy but am not great at!

    Sorry about the following blank space. I can't do anything about it 🤷‍♀️

  • @mimser The Bump app!!!!! 😠😡😤
  • lindz42lindz42 member

    Estimated Due Date / Weeks + Days: EDD 10/28, 6wk6d


    Team Boy/Girl/Surprise: finding out

    Interesting baby fact / Baby is the size of: a coffee bean

    Upcoming appointments: 3/29 first appt

    How are you feeling: exhausted, always hungry but always kinda nauseous too.

    Rants / Raves: I love my toddler so much, but being pregnant is already a lot. I wish I had his energy 😪  but I already feel bad because I'm feeling to tired to do everything we usually do. Playing on the floor with cars, taking him to the potty, bath time, helping him change... I'm trying to encourage him to follow directions to walk where I need him to go. He can walk and run, but he likes to run away from me around bedtime, and I'm used to just picking him up after he runs down the hall. 

    Questions: any advice from STM+, help being pregnant and parenting a very active toddler? 

    GTKY: What skill would you most like to learn? Hmm. I wish I knew how to do makeup. I feel so lost with match colors and all the techniques I see. Or maybe French braiding.

  • sawasapsawasap member
    edited March 11
    @lindz42 I don't have great advice, this is only my second (my first is 18mo). But I will say that after week 8, it got significantly easier and I had a lot more energy. Hopefully it's the same for you
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