Baby is the size of a(n):
Any appointments? Questions?:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be?
Baby is the size of a(n): GI Joe (i thought they were small)
Any appointments? Questions?: Nothing till my 26 week checkup, and will do the glucose test at that point.
Rants/Raves?: As the weeks keep going, I feel more not ready for this baby. I keep worrying about DD, and how she'll be when I'm in the hospital. And please, I don't want to go early, I want to make my csection date!
How are you feeling?: Definitely feeling more kicks! When pregnant with DD, it was nothing like this.
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? I guess Friends, living in a huge apartment in Manhattan would be fun!
Baby is the size of a(n): As tall as a bottle of Honest Tea
Any appointments? Questions?: Got my hematologists appointment on Wednesday, then my glucose test I’m going in next Saturday. I already took it before at the beginning of my pregnancy because being Asian I’ve got a high risk of gestational diabetes. I passed! This one I’m kinda nervous about but with any test I’m nervous about results.
Rants/Raves?: I’ve been trying to finalize my baby registry and I finally figured out how I want the nursery to look. Planning on painting this weekend, well more like my fiancé is going to paint this weekend and I’ll “supervise”. Another somewhat good thing is that my itchiness is slowly going away. I have/had rashes and my OB told me that it was too early for PUPPs but did mention that it could just be my eczema going crazy due to the pregnancy. Joyous 😩 I’m just keeping my skin mosturized as much as possible throughout the day and applying hydrocortisone (per OB recommendation) if it gets too itchy.
Another thing I’m dealing with is that my fiancé’s ex wife found out I’m pregnant because their son was super excited about being a big brother. Instead of asking my fiancé about it she went on all sorts of social media to find proof that I was pregnant. We didn’t tell her yet because she makes a huge deal about everything and would find a way to make it about her and complain on social media. She finally asked my fiancé when he dropped off their son after our weekend with him and she was all upset that we didn’t tell her about this major change like it was going to change their whole parenting agreement (which it isn’t).
How are you feeling?: Still feeling aches and pains on a daily basis. My lower back is pretty much killing me already. I’m still tossing and turning at night and it keeps my fiancé up. I feel bad for him since he wakes up much earlier than me for work. The only good feeling I’ve got is that I can still feel kicks. Reassured me that my little one is doing okay.
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? I don’t really watch sitcoms much so I really don’t know which one I would want to live in.
Baby is the size of a(n): French press?
Any appointments? Questions?: nothing till next Friday
Rants/Raves?: really missing running, but it makes my sciatic pain and round ligament pain act up, so I’m sticking to walking and lifting weights, happy I can still be active tho!
How are you feeling?: overall not bad, just anxious for some of the classes we have coming up “prepared childbirth” “baby basics” etc.
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? New Girl because LA, some funny friends, and similar life stages sounds like a recipe for a good time
Baby is the size of a(n): hedgehog
Any appointments? Questions?: just a routine appointment on Thursday.
Rants/Raves?: Two raves: Scored some awesome clothes from Motherhood on clearance, and picked out a color for the nursery! (I also made a thread for "small victories" where you can brag about things that seem silly to your non-pregnant friends, but we'll all find amazing)
How are you feeling?: Still feeling good! Enjoying it as long as I can.
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? I'm not really into sitcoms. I'd rather live on a competitive TV cooking show so I can eat all the food.
Baby is the size of a(n): Cantaloupe
Any appointments? Questions?: I had a checkup today. I will get my GD test done within the next couple weeks.
Rants/Raves?: Both are my 2.5yo- He graduated from our state early intervention program! He no longer needs speech and developmental services, which is awesome. The not so great part- I'm off work this week and he has decided he no longer naps Everyday has been a battle of trying to keep him in his room/crib.
I'm also excited about the house stuff- we heard from our realtor that the seller agreed to fix everything! I'm still waiting to get it in writing, but I'm trying to be positive. We are also looking at a possible earlier close, which would be amazing. I just want to get in the new house and get settled!
How are you feeling?: Good. No complaints!
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? Probably Friends, just because it's one of my favorite shows ever!
Baby is the size of a(n): Grapefruit
Any appointments? Questions?: N/A this week
Rants/Raves?: Rants? Boobs! They’re giant. I had to look up what comes after DD so apparently I’m a DDD now. 🤯 I got a couple new bras in the same style but different colors to accommodate my new size and found that I got a weird, painful lump on one boob by the end of the day. So weird. Wore one of my old bras the next day and it didn’t happen. Wore the other new bra the next day and it happened again so it has to be something about the new bras. Pretty sure I threw away the receipts too. 🙄 Rave? Going on our Big Island Babymoon this weekend! And we finally decided on a first name! He’s going to be Magnus.
How are you feeling?: I feel good. No real complaints there. Baby is kicking more everyday too!
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? Law & Order SVU. I want to hang out and bust criminals with Benson, Carisi, Rollins and the gang.
Baby is the size of a(n): cauliflower
Any appointments? Questions?: glucose and check up March 11
Rants/Raves?: holy hip pain! This is my third and my body is in so much more discomfort this time around. Braxton Hicks, hips spreading, varicose veins. Luckily I’m still sleeping alright but boy am I exhausted! I’m also getting nervous about actually making it to the last day of school (June 5) and what in the world I’d write on last week of kindergarten sub plans!
How are you feeling?: sore, tired, excited, lots of kicks and movement
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? New Girl cast seems like they could be my kind of people.
Sorry I’ve been absent lately, ladies! I’m back into the full swing of work after 6 weeks off in December/Jan and I’ve only got 1 more week before going on maternity leave, so that combined with packing my house up ready for the move has been all consuming and absolutely exhausting!
@ami500 how’s your thal going and your iron levels? Are they still treating you as high risk? I feel you on the ex wife thing, my partner’s ex made our baby about her as well. She’s upset by the comments on social media because everyone’s been saying how great they think my partner will be as a dad and she’s upset because he was a “dad” to her son (not biologically related to my partner) for a few years. Like she literally called him crying about it. How she even knows about what’s being said on our social medias I have no idea since she’s blocked us both.
@sarcat87 did you get a professional fitting done? If not, I highly recommend you get one! A poorly fitting bra can lead to mastitis, especially if it has underwire in it.
@ajel46 I’m having 2 baby showers cause we’re moving interstate. My first one was at 23 weeks and my second one will be at 34 weeks. I don’t think there’s a “right time” to have one. Interestingly I felt terrible at my first baby shower because it was sooooo hot! But my second one should be much cooler so I’m hoping to be a bit more active/mobile rather than being a sweaty slug that could barely move. Haha. We also haven’t done any baby shopping, mostly because of the move but also because baby showers. At my first one we were gifted at least 10 size 0000 and a few 000 outfits so we’re pretty set for the first size range already. We also got hundreds of nappies, baby wipes, bibs, soap, several muslin wraps, blankets and even a baby bath! After that we decided we won’t be buying any small stuff until after our second baby shower. My mum is hosting this one and it’s pretty much only her friends (who I swear are more excited about the baby than we are!) so we know we’ll get a few practical items and don’t want to double up or get more than we will use. We’ll probably buy all of our furniture, car seat and pram at 29 weeks and then assemble it when my partner gets back from work at 34 weeks. As for planning the baby shower, I planned my first one as a goodbye party for us and even though my mum is hosting my next one, I’m organising decorations, food and cake.
Due date/W+D: 5th of June/26 weeks!
Baby is the size of a(n): as long as a stick of celery
Any appointments? Questions?: glucose tolerance test on Tuesday next week, follow up OB appointment on the Thursday.
Rants/Raves?: I’m getting very over summer and walking around at work in hi-vis outside in the heat. 5 more working days to go!
How are you feeling?: Getting there! I had a really unstable L5 joint which was causing me excruciating pain for the last 2 weeks but it seems to have started to settle down. My nausea has finally subsided (for the most part anyway) and I’m
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? I also don’t watch a lot of sitcoms so I have noooo idea!
Baby is the size of a(n): grapefruit
Any appointments? Questions?: - nothing until March 14.
Rants/Raves?: finally been feeling baby more regularly! I have an anterior placenta this time so I didn't feel anything for so long. Not super stoked about the sciatic pain I've had the last few days.
How are you feeling?: Definitely feeling better than I was.
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? - The office is such a go to for me that I feel like that would be fun. I'm kinda with @holyboobsbatman except I'd just want to be a judge to eat all of the food! or maybe live in a travel show and see the world that way.
Any appointments? Questions?: Had my A/S yesterday. Baby measured a day ahead (first time I think that's ever happened for any of my babies) & looked perfect.
Rants/Raves?: We get to find out the sex tomorrow! I'm so excited!
How are you feeling?: Still tired, but I think I feel the nesting instinct starting to kick in.
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? Probably New Girl because I love the characters in that show.
Baby is the size of a(n): Cauliflower...and also a cocktail shaker, which seems like a unfair comparison when cocktails are off the menu...
Any appointments? Questions?: OB appointment yesterday, which was part regular appointment and part follow up from a surgery that I had a few weeks ago. I had a veeerrry large ovarian cyst that my OB decided needed to come out, so I had to have surgery early in week 23. Not ideal since there were risks to the pregnancy, but it was up to 14 cm so it was taking up way too much space and there was a pretty high chance it would cause complications down the road. So in addition to growing a human I'm also recovering from what was essentially a c section just without the baby. Definitely not a fun recovery, I've been off work for 3 weeks now and at least 1 more, but my OB happy with how I'm healing and how my pregnancy is progressing so I'll take it.
Rants/Raves?: Ranting at myself for not sticking with this board for the last few months like I had hoped to Also my half-assed registry, which I need to sort out ASAP.
How are you feeling?: Decent. I feel like I didn't get the "easy second trimester" that everyone talks about because my cyst was causing a ton a pain, and now I've just got different pain from the recovery, but our little guy is moving a ton and that's really fun!
GTKY - If you can live in a tv sitcom, which one would it be? Probably have to go with The Office.