Baby is the size of a(n):
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GTKY - What’s your sign?
Baby is the size of a(n): As tall as a container of Lysol disinfecting wipes (I have no idea what they are )
Any appointments? Questions?: GTT at the end of the month and last appointment with this OB on the 7th of March before the move East! Booked in with the MFM at my new clinic who will make
Rants/Raves?: I'm vowing never going to a GP that's not my GPO (GP obstetrician) again after the debacle on Friday! I have an extremely sore back at the moment due to an unstable L5 causing nerve pain and my chiro said I should go to a GP to see if there's any anti inflammatory medication I can take whilst pregnant. Whilst at the GP he wanted to take my BP but I was in a lot of pain and had been crying so told him not to because I knew it would be high, but he literally held my arm down to put the blood pressure cuff on me. No surprises my BP was quite high so that coupled with some quite bad pitting oedema in my legs (it's bloody hot here atm) he sent me to ED, where my BP got even higher (200/100) so they admitted me to maternity ward. All of these BPs were taken with the automatic machine and when the midwife took my BP manually it was perfect at 130/60. She called my OB and he told them to discharge me. I am pretty traumatised from the experience to be honest. I also had a phone booking with the midwife at my new clinic where we discussed that the baby's face wasn't able to be seen in the 4 attempts of an anatomy scan and she had the audacity to tell me it was because my weight was so high that it can interfere with the imaging machines!!!!! I was sooo angry! This LO had it's feet and arms in front of its face or it was nuzzled into my placenta, not because I'm too fat
How are you feeling?: Tired & uncomfortable. Can't wait for this move to be over so I can relax!
GTKY - What’s your sign? Assuming this means star sign? Sagittarius
Baby is the size of a(n): Mr.Potato Head
Any appointments? Questions?: OB appointment on Wednesday. Pretty much a monthly checkup and then a follow up from the anatomy scan I got done last week. Then next week I’ve got my hematologist appointment. Last appointment with him, he told me that he wanted me to get an IV done because my hemoglobin kept dropping at each bloodtest they’ve done.
Rants/Raves?: This past week I went on a baby moon to Las Vegas which was very much needed. My fiancé and I work 6 days out of the week and it was just a great time to spend together and relax. It was also a good time to recharge to go back to work. We didn’t want to leave but duty calls.
Thursday we told my fiancé’s son (6yo in May) that he was going to be a big brother and he was super excited. Telling us that he wants to teach baby things, but not babysit. 😂 Today though he had like a 180 flip and told us he wants to die so we could have a new baby and be happy. It totally came out of nowhere. There is no way we made him feel like we were replacing him. We actually wanted him to help out when baby arrives so they can bond. I’m guessing that my fiancé’s ex was talking badly about us which she’s not supposed to according to their parenting plan. There was no way he could’ve made a 180 in just a couple days without someone saying something to him. We’re at a loss on what to do besides reassuring him that we aren’t replacing him and that we love him very much. We’re also dealing with an attitude he’s been giving us since he doesn’t like being told what to do when we have him. Anything goes when he’s at grandpa’s so it’s difficult to try and correct that behavior when we only have him couple hours on two weekdays and every other weekend.
How are you feeling?: Feeling quite tired, restless at night and aching all over. I’ve been flipping from side to side because of how uncomfortable I am. It’s been bothering my fiancé as well with my moving. Baby is also moving a lot and I feel him kicking me. Also been super itchy lately on my belly and breasts. Been using cocoa butter on it and it doesn’t seem to be helping.
GTKY - What’s your sign? Cancer.
Baby is the size of a(n): Endive
Any appointments? Questions?: Next routine appointment scheduled for Wednesday. Anyone have any tips for training yourself to sleep on your left side? I have a Queen Rose pregnancy pillow and I always end up waking up on my back which I know is frowned upon at this point.
Rants/Raves?: Just raves this week. Got the anatomy scan and second trimester blood screen results and they came back all good! So relieved. I’m also loving feeling kicks everyday and my growing bump.
How are you feeling?: Tired. My husband and I are about to put our house on the market. Trying to get more space before the baby comes. It’s a lot to juggle.
GTKY - What’s your sign? Scorpio
Baby is the size of a(n): Grapefruit
Any appointments? Questions?: Just had a midwife appointment last week, anatomy scan looked good so carrying on as usual right now. I did get my requisition for the glucose test so I'll schedule that in a couple of weeks.
Rants/Raves?: I have the entire week off of work AND school! I just wrote up a huge list of stuff to do around the house but The Umbrella Academy on Netflix is also calling my name.
How are you feeling?: Heartburn central over here and experiencing leg cramps a few times a week. My round ligament pain isn't as wild as it was so I'm counting that as a major win though.
GTKY - What’s your sign? GEMINI! Also since we've combined the check-ins I wanted to do a general hello/intro. My name is Ashley and I live in Alberta, Canada. I have a four year old and three year old currently. This will most likely be our last pregnancy because omg they get harder each time! I work fulltime and go to school part time at the moment.
Baby is the size of a(n): Cauliflower
Any appointments? Questions?: Not until March 15th.
Rants/Raves?: I had my glucose tolerance screening on Friday and, luckily, I do not have gestational diabetes. This was great news because I LOVE sweets. I eat cereal for lunch (currently Captain Crunch) and always have something for dessert after dinner!
How are you feeling?: I feel great. Baby kicks all the time which helps me to feel reassured and to know that she is doing okay in there.
GTKY - What’s your sign? I am a Pisces!
Baby is the size of a(n): coconut
Any appointments? Questions?: - just had one last week. nothing until March... any of you 2nd time mama's having a sprinkle or shower? My mom wants to do a "meet the baby" but I do not want to drive 6 hours to CA to pass around a newborn to all of her friends. I'm just not sure about what is typical for that. I feel kinda weird about a full on shower.
Rants/Raves?: The nursery is coming along which has been awesome. With my son, I went into labor the day we were supposed to sign the paperwork on our house that was almost 3 months behind schedule so needless to say I was not prepared with his nursery at all.
How are you feeling?: aside from still having to take diclegis every day, I feel pretty good.
GTKY - What’s your sign? - Leo - I like @AshleighDB 's idea of a small into since we are all one now. I live in Phoenix with my my husband and 2 year old son. Both of my babies are IVF babies. This is my last pregnancy for sure. I will be 37 this year and while I haven't had all that tough of a pregnancy aside from the actual getting pregnant part I definitely don't want to be pregnant again.lol. I also am a full time working mama.
Any appointments? Questions?: AS is next Thursday!
Rants/Raves?: Just impatiently awaiting our appointment next week.
How are you feeling?: Okay. My kids haven't been sleeping well, so that means I haven't either. Guess I might as well get used to not sleeping 😉
GTKY - What’s your sign? I'm a Leo.
I'm a SAHM with a 4 year old daughter & an almost 2 year old daughter. This is likely my last pregnancy, but I'm still hopeful that we might keep the option of a 4th on the table. I live in a small town in Ohio. We are looking at moving also before the baby is born.
Baby is the size of a(n): barbie doll
Any appointments? Questions?: Next appointment is my 26week appointment, will do my glucose test then. Scheduled my c-section date, and scheduled my appointment to meet the c-section doctor.
Rants/Raves?: I'm surprised regarding the drama that unfolded last week. I didn't realize a new group was formed, just thought people weren't active. With my August 17 BMB, the same thing happened. We had enough to migrate to facebook, and everyone's super active in there! I hope its the same here!
How are you feeling?: I'm feeling okay, starting to feel achy and bloated. I felt this way when I was about 33 weeks, you certainly feel everything faster second time around.
GTKY - What’s your sign? Gemini here, and this baby will be a gemini! I live in the Boston area, have a DD who's 18 months. We have a dog, who I adore and talk about a lot. We are in the process of moving, we sold our condo, and in a rental while we're getting word done in the house. Its stressful, I just want it all over!
Baby is the size of a(n): toothbrush
Any appointments? Questions?: I have a monthly appointment next week, nothing to report.
Rants/Raves?: I am loving this maternity hair. Can I keep it? Please??
How are you feeling?: Wonderful! Baby is moving around a lot, which is super cool! My husband is finally able to feel her, which he finds both intriguing and terrifying (he said it's like "Alien")
GTKY - What’s your sign? Leo! (obvs)
Baby is the size of a(n): Maltese Puppy...
Any appointments? Questions?: MFM next week.
Rants/Raves?: Hiccoughs/Hiccups... he seems to have them at least once a day. It’s actually rather cute.
How are you feeling?: tired. All the time. Never really got that energy that they were on about. Feel a little ripped off about it!
GTKY - What’s your sign? Taurus
Baby is the size of a(n): ear of corn
Any appointments? Questions?: glucose and check in on March 8
Rants/Raves?: nothing new
How are you feeling?: caught a cold from my husband and wishing for some better medicine.... but the new house is all unpacked! Wooooo!
GTKY - What’s your sign? Aries! I’m a FTM in the Cincinnati area. Really love learning from y’all and keeping up with how you’re doing!
Baby is the size of a(n): Grapefruit
Any appointments? Questions?: I have an appointment next week.
Rants/Raves?: My rant and rave are kind of the same this week. We are in the process of selling our townhome/buying a house. Our townhome went under contract in just a couple days and we found a house we love. After a little bidding war, we got the house! That's the super exciting part. The rant part is that we just had the inspection done, and there's quite a bit of work that needs to be done. There are all sorts of plumbing problems that we need the seller to fix or we are going to have to walk away. I don't want to walk away, I absolutely adore this house!
How are you feeling?: I'm feeling okay, just exhausted. Between the house stuff and an absolutely crazy couple weeks at work, I am so ready to have a week off next week! I can't wait to spend some time at home with my 2.5 yo. He is starting to potty train, so we are going to work hard on that next week!
GTKY - What’s your sign? Leo
Baby is the size of a(n): Football (weight-wise)
Any appointments? Questions?: Just a regular check-up tomorrow, but so many questions. Mostly just want to make sure I’m on track weight-wise, because I don’t think I’ve gained a lot of weight.
Rants/Raves?: I am loving my nail growth right now! As a nail biter, these are the best my nails have ever been! And I also love feeling my baby girl move. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that.
How are you feeling?: I get full super quickly, and when I get full, my belly gets a little uncomfortable, but otherwise, I’m feeling great!
GTKY - What’s your sign? Gemini! Also, FTM living in N.C. Happy we merged groups!
Any appointments? Questions?: Glucose March 11
Rants/Raves?: We keep having snow days and school is ending the same week I’m due now! And I have field day with 20 kindergarteners at 39 weeks. That said, the time is flying by and I can’t wait for June!
How are you feeling?: Pretty decent. So many Braxton Hicks this time around and my hips are really moving. Trying to decide when to be done running. I think it is pretty soon.
GTKY - What’s your sign? Cancer
I’m really hit or (mostly) miss around these parts. This is our third, a boy. We also have two daughters, 5 & 3.
Babies are the size of a(n): chinchilla
Any appointments? Questions?: Had a routine MFM US Tuesday. Babies are good and measuring the same
Rants/Raves?: I’m feeling so much better since starting PT that I signed back up for the gym. I’m hoping to do some swimming and aquatic classes. We are closing on our new house next Tuesday and moving next Saturday. I love our new house and can not wait to get in. Not anticipating anything going wrong but our house and septic inspections are this weekend and I hope everything passes and any problems are easy and cheap to fix.
How are you feeling?: Surprisingly good, I have more energy and my pelvic pain is being managed. Feeling over all the Dr. appts but they want to make sure babies are doing good. I start 2 week appts after next Thursday.
GTKY - What’s your sign? Taurus
STM; 21m DD living in the cold Midwest
Baby is the size of a(n): cantelope
Rants/Raves?: my docs are officially horrid. I went in for dizzy symptoms and they did an ultrasound and made sure the little one was fine. I told them I was dizzy and they sent me out without checking me at all.
How are you feeling?: full
GTKY - What’s your sign? Pisces
Any appointments? Questions?: Had my anatomy scan last week and that went well. Baby is measuring a couple weeks ahead... they said 98th percentile. 😬
How are you feeling?: Feeling pretty good overall. This is my second pregnancy and I definitely feel more pregnant and sooner. 😜
GTKY - What’s your sign? Leo!
I'm down for a Facebook group. That would be so much easier to communicate on! My May 2015 (my DD1) group has seriously turned into some of my best friends. 🤩