Nicknames? — The Bump
April 2017 Moms


Does anyone have a nickname they're calling their little embryo right now?

We started getting dark tests and high BBT almost right away (12-14 dpo) and H referred to this one as "The Mighty Thor"... fast forward to two weeks of insanely strong thunderstorms and we're taking it as a sign.  It cracks us up to read "The Mighty Thor is developing his primitive heart tube" on the Ovia app!

So, what names are you ladies using? Any stories on how they came to be?

Re: Nicknames?

  • My mom and I are calling it Baby G because the girl and boy names I like best start with a G. DH is on board with the girl's name, but I'm still trying to bring him around on the boy name. Ovia just says Baby Lastname for now. 
    TTC since June 2016
    BFP on July 22, 2016 (12 DPO)
    EDD April 2, 2017

    Gave birth to baby girl M on April 3, 2017

  • I'm calling it pumpkin, because I'm oh so creative.

    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • Winston. Or Wynstyn. Because my younger cousin just got a kitten and thought it was a boy. Initial vet visit said girl so she changed the spelling to add the y's. Then another vet visit reconfirmed boy. Poor kitty has had more gender bouncing in 6 months than most. Cue jokes. Lots of them. My mom and I had an entire 10 hour car trip after our visit and my bfp to joke about poor Winston. Or Wynstyn. 
    **TW kids and loss mentioned**

    -- DS 3.8.14
    -- MC 9.22.16 at 8 wks

  • DS was "Baby H", so this one is "Baby H 2.0", which looks like Baby H20...water baby? Who knows. We don't share our names before baby is born so we'll have to settle into a nickname for sure.
  • No names yet but might go with Poppyseed because I'm 4 weeks and according to the Bump Calendar that's the size. Though when it gets to sweet pea or peach I might go with that. Baby S for our last name? I don't know. Hubby was talking to baby last night...adorable
  • For my last pregnancy, it changed as the week changed, so week 4 it was the poppy seed, week 11 (or whatever) it was the lime, week 17 it was the onion and so on and so forth. Generally, this time it's Baby Lastname 2.0 (what up, @lovelongdog06   ;))
    Me: 31 DH: 34
    DD1 born 3.2014
    DD2 born 4.2017
  • We were calling the Follie a Little Beast so we will probably stick to that for a little bit.

    Ps. Little Beast Videos crack us up!  The ovia app asks for a nickname and it has been awesome to read all the data...and have the world little beast added into it. HAHA!
    Me: 37 DH: 32 TTGP Since 2014 INFERTILITY INFO (Medicated, IUI's, IVF/FET) IN SPOILER
    October 2014-April 2015: Without Medication or Doctor Guidance No Periods/No O BFN 
    Medicated April-December 2015: Clomid (didn't work) and so we tried Femera/Letrozole. Progesterone Met 1000 Not diagnosed PCOS but treating the same. Anovulatory. TI No US No O BFN 

    - TW - 
    January 2016-October 2016: Letrozole 2.5mg-7.5 mg, Pregyl or Ovideral Trigger Shot.
    9 cycles of IUI
    (7 Cancelled due to no mature follicles) (2 attempted IUI's with mature follicles)  

    IUI # 2 June 2016 and July 2016:  Met 1000, Estrogen (21 days), Progesterone (5 days) Femera 5m 6/28/16 Ultrasound CD14 = 25 follie. Pregnyl Trigger CD14 IUI 7/13 1stBeta (DPO 15): 7.6 (Surprise BFP...but Low #'s) 2ndBeta (DPO 17): 18 3rdBeta (DPO 19) 52.8 Progesterone Prescribed (spotting) 4thBeta (DPO 26) 6.9 Chemical Pregnancy BFN

    IVF and FET (diagnosed with PCOS) 204 pounds at start of IVF
    IVF # 1 October and November 2016: CCRM - Minneapolis 10/14 Consult and CD 3 testing, 10/14 started (OCP Antagonist - BCP) BCP, 10/21 1 day work up, Doxycycline 100mg 10 days, 10/24 stop bcp, Bloodwork US 10/29, 10/30-11/8 Stims 2 vials of Menopur, Dexamethasone, 225 of Gonal-F daily (dropped to 120). CCRM Vitamin Cocktail (like 20 of them), Monitoring (11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8), Retrieval 11/10 (38 eggs, 30 mature, 16 fertilized ICSI), 11/16 8 Blasts 11/30 CCS testing results 3 Normal 5aa's (2 boys and 1 girl) 1 Unknown 4 Abnormal (All girls) 

    Fet #1 January 2017: CCRM - Minneapolis bcp/lupron/suppository/p4 in oil QOD AF 12/7, 12/8 start meds. 1/3 lining and blood work check 14/15 mm, BW check 1/6. 1/9 transfer with acupuncture 1 CCS/PGS Normal 5aa hatching Progesterone around 26ish? Lower estrogen level 207 (wanted above 300 but over 200 was acceptable), started 1 estrace, progesterone in oil every other day, vivelle dot patches 4 every other day, 3x estrodiol daily, vitamin cocktail. POAS: - 4dp5dt and 5dp5dt, 6dp5dt frer very very very faint line. 7dp5dt and 8dp5dt + on Accuclear. 8dp5dt pregnant on a clear blue easy digital. 214 pounds at FET
    1/18 #1 Beta 91.1
    1/20 #2 Beta 215.9
    2/3 6 week US 2 sacs? Twins? but only 1 heartbeat/pole good heartbeat Stopped taking baby asprin Added in DHEA Veg Vitamin (also got the report that they transferred a girl 5aa eggo) 
    2/10 7 week US 2 sacs (likely vanishing twin) only 1 heartbeat/pole etc good heartbeat 137
    2/24 9 week US 1 eggo sac good heart beat 182 1 very small fluid sac (shrinking) 
    2/24 9 week 2 days start weening. Graduated from RE (CCRM is now starting weening as soon as 8.5 weeks)
    3/7 10 Weeks 5 days  weened completely of FET meds A1C 5.3% (Normal)
    3/9 11 Weeks 1 day my progesterone level was 15 and my estrogen level was 881 (I freaked out!)
    3/16 12 Weeks 1 day baby heard on doppler 164 HB
    4/14 16 week 2 days Ultrasound baby is looking good with all good numbers sized 17 weeks. Also got to hear her on the doppler for a few mins too. 

    5/5 19 Weeks 2 days going in for "20" week anatomy ultrasound got measurements but need to come back as wasn't able to get all the measurements
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 4.6 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (78%) HC 17.0 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (70%) AC 14.5 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (69%) Femur 3.1 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (63%) Humerus 3.1 cm 20 weeks 2 days (84%) Cerebellum 2.0 cm 19 weeks 5 days
    CisternaMagna 6.2 mm Nuchal Fold 4.5 mm
    HC/AC 1.17 FL/AC 0.22 FL/BPD 0.68 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 309 grams - 0 lbs 11 oz
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 19 weeks 5 days +/- 10 days.

    6/9 24 Weeks 2 days Glucose Test 1 hour (Failed) 190
    6/16 25 Weeks 2 days Ultrasound and 1st Baby Shower 
    6/20 25 Weeks 6 days Glucose Test 3 Hours (Failed) 95 (95), 183 (180), 213 (155), 198 (140) etc
    6/21 26 Weeks Recommended to a perintologist
    6/22 26 Weeks 1 day start monitoring blood sugar levels 
    6/30 27 Weeks 2 day A1 (blood sugar test ordered)

    7/5 28 Weeks Echo and 3d Ultrasound
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 2.6 Q2: 3.2 Q3: 4.8 Q4: 5.6 AFI Total = 16.3 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal 
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 7.2 cm 28 weeks 5 days* (60%) HC 26.4 cm 28 weeks 4 days* (48%) AC 23.3 cm 27 weeks 4 days* (36%) Femur 5.2 cm 28 weeks 0 days* (36%) Humerus 4.8 cm 28 weeks 0 days (49%)
    HC/AC 1.13 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.73 Ceph Index 0.77 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1142 grams - 2 lbs 8 oz (37%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 28 weeks 1 day +/- 14 days.

    7/10 28 Weeks 5 days Dietitian Appt and Lactatcian Consultant and A1 blood draw 5.4% (normal) 218.5 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks GD consult. 6 Lantus at 7pm daily. Novolog 1 unit for every 15 gm carbohydrate if consumed more than 30 gm at brkfst or 60 gm at lunch or supper 215.6 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks Transferred care to OB due to high risk. 216 pounds

    8/2 32 Weeks Ultrasound (not cooperative and still breech) and then weekly NST's
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.0 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (44%) HC 29.2 cm 31 weeks 6 days* (22%) AC 26.9 cm 31 weeks 0 days* (24%)  Femur 6.3 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (57%) Humerus 5.7 cm 32 weeks 6 days (71%)
    HC/AC 1.08 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.78 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1808 grams - 3 lbs 15 oz (29%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 31 weeks 6 days +/- 18 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.4 Q2: 2.9 Q3: 2.9 Q4: 4.4 AFI Total = 13.6 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/8 32w6d upped to 1:10 for dinner 
    8/11 Baby Shower
    8/13 Baby Shower
    8/16 34 weeks NST good reading Upped to 8 at bed for fasting and 1:7 for dinner 
    8/18 Dr Appt

    8/24 35 weeks 1 day (was suppose to be scheduled for 36 weeks) Weeks Ultrasound/GD Dr Appt/OB Appt 
    Frank Breech
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.9 cm 35 weeks 6 days* (67%) HC 31.7 cm 35 weeks 1 day * (35%) AC 30.2 cm 34 weeks 2 days* (33%) Femur 6.9 cm 34 weeks 6 days* (57%) Humerus 6.0 cm 34 weeks 6 days (64%)
    HC/AC 1.05 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.80 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 2494 grams - 5 lbs 8 oz (39%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 35 weeks 1 day +/- 21 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.3 Q2: 3.8 Q3: 2.4 Q4: 3.8 AFI Total = 13.4 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/31 36 Weeks
    9/7 37 Weeks
    9/10 Water broke...I got it tested at the emergency room it it showed it was negative. More water breaking and didn't go to the dr.
    9/11 37 weeks 4 days Called the Dr and got retested for water breaking...
    10:30pmish Baby Girl Born via Emergency C Section (Frank Breech Baby) 6lbs 3oz  -
    9/13 Dropped to 5 pounds 10oz and had jaundice 
    9/13 38 weeks

    9/22 39 Weeks 2 days C Section Scheduled for 10am (arrive at 8am) Equinox/Solstice
    EDD 9/27
  • No permanent nicknames yet. I've calling it "the clump of cells" once I got my BFP (that won't last), and I've got the app folder with TB and FF labeled "The Nugget" on my phone. I do like to nickname things and people though, so I'm sure I'll eventually come up with something better!
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  • Master Blaster, like Master Blaster from Mad Max Beyound Thunderdome. When we got our BFP it was just a little blastocyst. I started calling it Blasty and it evolved from there.
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • ****TW****
    Our last baby was poppy baby. When we lost that one I got a tattoo of a poppy flower on my belly. Just finished healing actually. So, this one will need something else. DD was Baby Girl from 21 weeks on, when we knew she was a girl. We also keep names secret until after baby is born. So, we will need something. 

    Me: 28 year old SAHM/Birth Doula
    DH: 30 year old pneumatic electrical engineer 
    Married: October 8, 2011
    DD1: September 24, 2013
    BFP: June 25, 2016 and MC: July 3, 2016
    DD2: April 16, 2017
    BFP: November 30, 2018 EDD: August 14, 2019
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  • I have been calling ours baby Rain...because it will hopefully be our rainbow baby...and Rayna is one of our top girl names!  But it will probably change down the road sometime!
    Married: 9/19/09
    DS 1: 10/17/10
    DS 2: 6/30/13
    MMC found 4/2/16   D&C 4/4/16 & 4/10/16
     Cautiously expecting.....EDD 4/1/17
  • I"m 5 weeks today so I'm thinking "Hello Appleseed" since it's the size of an appleseed. The other day I was calling it poppyseed. 

    mrsstuessy said:
    ...We also keep names secret until after baby is born. So, we will need something. 
    Same here, not telling name to anyone because I feel people are so critical and I don't want any comments. AND honestly, we might change our minds. We have 1 idea for boy name (as of 3 months of dating) but not certain now. I'm super indecisive and this is big decision! I'd hate to choose a name and MIL/IL family get things with baby's name on it....because she would and then we change our mind.
  • We are calling it "Pat" right now after an SNL skit.  We have names picked out (have for a year now) but we won't share until the baby is born. 
    ****Trigger mentioned****
    Us:  37, 38, unexplained IF
    TTC for the second time
    Married 10/21/12 to my wonderful wife
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science
    since 2/2014

    7 IUIs, 1 cancelled due to too many follicles, 6 BFNs.
    IVF #1 & 2 Failed
    IVF #3 20 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 11 fertilized with ICSI, 6 made it to day 5
                 2 blasts transferred 7/17
    Beta #1 7/26 ***BFP*** 144
    Beta #2 7/28 271
    Beta #3 8/4 1972
    8/15 - Officially pregnant with TWINS
    9/1 - Baby B no longer has a heartbeat, Baby A is holding on!
    9/29 - MMC
    Genetic testing revealed Trisomy 15
    Next cycle will be FET without PGS testing. 
    3/27 - FET transferred 2 "excellent" blasts 
    Beta #1 4/5 ***BFP*** 107 (9dp5dt)
    Beta #2 4/7  244  (11dp5dt)
    Beta #3 4/14  2038   (18dp5dt)
    4/25 - Confirmed pregnancy. Baby measured 1 day behind, FHR 132
    5/9 - 2nd U/S - Baby measured one day ahead, FHR 178
    12/21 - Baby Boy born
    12/10 - FET transfered 1 3BB blast
    Beta #1 12/19 - 88
    Beta #2 12/21 - 230
    Beta #3 12/18 - 3066
  • Little One, a friend is calling it the Adorable Parasite since it is sucking all my energy, another friend has named it Twinkle (twinkle in your eye before conception/birth), DH has dubbed it 'the kid'. 
    Married: 10-2-2010
    Punk's birthday: 3-28-17
  • @schef070911 Yes for "Clump." We called DD clump until we found out she was a girl. This is "Clump the Second."
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  • We called DS Tripod, because when we had out first US at 8 weeks, the umbilical cord was between his gummy bear legs and it looked like he had three legs (we obviously didn't know that he was a boy at the time). I've taken to calling this one Tripod 2.0, but I actually haven't told a single person yet, so it's all in my head! (My bloods should come back today and if those look good I'll tell DH tonight.)
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  • @ladameperdue Hahaha! That is good to know because I felt awfully... cold and anatomical about that nickname! 
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
  • We combined our two names (Max & Katie) into Matie. I think it's weird, but it makes me laugh and it's caught on!
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  • Right now the babe is just "it."  We are too in shock to start with cutesie nicknames.  Plus we haven't told our other kids yet, so we don't want to draw attention.
    Daisypath - z1at
    Baby 1 - November 2009
    *loss* - March 2010
    Baby 2 - January 2011
    Baby 3 - June 2015
    Baby 4 - April 2017
    Baby 5 - May 2019

  • While waiting to the DO to confirm the pregnancy we called the baby our alien, after confirmation he/she is now Baby Bear
    Me: 25 | DH: 24
    Married: 06/14/14
    Fur Babies: Samara (Lab) & Akiva (Pom)
    Foster Parents
    MC: 8/18/2016
  • We named it seekoeitjie (baby hippo) because when I was pregnant with DD towards the end I felt like a hippo. Figured Id have the same feeling this time... and I love hippos.
  • With DS, we called him 'Ewok' since DH and I are both pretty nerdy (and I didn't want my MIL calling it "lovebug" which is what she called her other two grandsons - yuck).  With this baby, we are continuing our nerdiness and calling this baby "Firefly" after one of our favorite (and too-soon cancelled) tv shows.
  • DD1 was Peanut because she literally looked like a little peanut on her first ultrasound. We still call her that :) DD2 was Two and we didn't share her name until birth, so our families even called her that! This one is "Minnie" so far.  We don't know the sex but the only reason I suspected I was KU was because DD1 randomly kissed my belly one day and said "Minnie!!"
  • After our first ultrasound we called the baby Billy Blob Thornton and Ricky Blobby because that's all it really looked like! Now we call it the cute nicknames yet! 
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  • I'm calling this little one gummy bear and "our Georgia peach" because we conceived in a beach house on Tybee island, GA. :) gummy bear comes from the fact that he or she looked like one at our last ultrasound. Haha. 
    Pregnancy TickerMarried 7/28/12
    Angel 6/7/16
    Rainbow (DD) 4/9/17
  • With our first he was blueberry because that's how big he was at our first us. This one is surprise nugget because, well it was a huge surprise.  Lol! 
  • We call this little one gibbler. Not sure how the name came about... Maybe from futurama?

    MMC @ 10w March 2016
    Cautiously expecting April 5, 2017

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  • I will typically refer to the baby as the size it is. So this week, it's a peanut M&M. DS (who we called sea monster) calls it "little baby." And I've caught DH calling it "baby sister." We have no clue the gender...
    Me: 29 DH: 33
    Married: 5/30/2013
    DSS #1: 5/25/2007
    DSS #2: 1/22/2011
    DS #3: 7/8/2012
    BFP: 3/14/2016 ~ MC: 3/19/2016
    DS #4: 4/21/17
  • little nugget, because I've been on this chicken nugget kick for the past 2 weeks!
  • I've been calling mine The Little Mermaid, because early on Ovia described the baby as a mermaid and it makes sense as it's swimming around in the womb, right? Not sure if it's actually a little merman, but that's ok! 
  • @Harter5512

    Mermans will soon be cool!  They are re-making the movie Splash and Channing Tat"yum" will be the merman!   I can't wait!!! <3
  • haha love all these nicknames! We are call the baby "Casper" right now because our last sonogram completely looked like a ghost figure. We have an appointment next week so excited to see how the baby's grown.
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