Baby is the size of a(n):
Any appointments? Questions?:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY - Any furbabies??
Baby is the size of a(n): I think kale
Any appointments? Questions?: Had a checkup yesterday. All looked good, did my glucose test, will find out today if i pass. I want to color my hair, will ask the doctor at the next appointment.
Rants/Raves?: Moving is miserable.
How are you feeling?: Feeling okay, just stressed with moving. Living on an air mattress, furniture gets delivered friday.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? Have a 3 year old husky mix. Love him! He's the sweetest and friendliest dog!
Baby is the size of a(n): Cantaloupe
Any appointments? Questions?: GD test next month, nothing until then.
Rants/Raves?: I love feeling baby move around, it's the coolest feeling!
How are you feeling?: Feeling good. One more month until the 3rd trimester, so enjoying the second as long as I can!
GTKY - Any furbabies?? Our standard poodle, Lola! (This is how we announced to our family... my mom thought we were getting another dog 🤦♀️)
Baby is the size of a(n): kale according to The Bump, Bowling Pin according to Ovia
Any appointments? Questions?: Currently doing the one hour wait for the glucose test. Orange drink might kill me haha One pregnancy I was given a lemon lime flavoured one and it was so much better.
Rants/Raves?: Signing kids up for lessons is such a circus! If I'm not online exactly at 8 in the morning, all weekend classes are filled. My poor kiddos have missed lessons the last two sessions (we found other activities, it was fine) but luckily I fought the online masses and came out victorious this morning 😊
How are you feeling?: Leg cramps and tightness in my ribs a lot plus still so tired but overall I'd say not bad?
GTKY - Any furbabies?? We have a dog named Dug, part lab part basset. He looks like a lab but his body is stockier like a basset's and his legs are very short. We also have a gecko that does his own thing in a cage and normally just wants to be left alone. Keeping his food alive is more work than he is.
@[email protected] Ugh, air mattress life sounds awful. I'm so sorry moving is stressful and awful How soon until you're settled?
@[email protected] Ahhhh your pup is so sweet! And I love the announcement.
Any appointments? Questions?: 2nd Glucose test on the 28th.
Rants/Raves?: Loving feeling him move around a bunch!
How are you feeling?: Tired & sore. My toddler hasn't been sleeping well & my preschooler sometimes wakes me up because she's crying looking for her dad (after he leaves for work), so I haven't had decent sleep in weeks.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? We have 2 cats & 2 fish. Hoping to talk H into getting a dog next year.
@AshleighDB That sounds horrible! Sounds worse than registering for college classes!
Due date/W+D: 28 today! Hellooooo 3rd trimester!!
Baby is the size of a(n): echidna (on another note, has anybody else noticed that the bump seems to be a week behind with sizing compared to other apps?)
Any appointments? Questions?: had my last OB appointment with my old OB on the 7th, next is on the 21st in my new town. I’m the highest risk category at my new hospital so will be interesting to see how different the appointments are as I was considered low risk at my old OB. Interesting how different states will class your risk differently too.
Rants/Raves?: rave: We’re currently driving 2500 miles across the country which is pretty tiring! My fiancé’s brother’s fiancé (is she my sister in law? I don’t know how these naming conventions work... haha) said to turn on the heated car seats for some back pain relief and oh boy was that THE BEST advice! I am loving it, though I will only probably be able to do it for one more day as it’s only been around 75F but will be getting back up to 100F in the next couple of days. 😞 rant: just started getting stretch marks up my belly! I wasn’t mentally prepared for them as I’ve barely grown, but in the last week I’ve “popped” and my skin has not agreed with that. I’ve also been fatter before than I am now and thought that would have prepared my body for being this size again, but apparently not 😓
How are you feeling?: apart from my L5 causing me a lot of grief again I am feeling pretty good. Usual stuffy nose, super swollen legs, other typical aches and pains, etc.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? We have 2 kitty cats but moving in with my parents who have another one. Bob is 8yo grey and white DSH, Susan is a 2yo torty and both are mine. My parents have Marshmallow who is also 2 but is petrified of people and any movement, so it will be interesting having a baby and 2 more cats living with her! Hopefully my 2 bring her out of her shell a little bit 😬
@jacksonbears that sucks! Could you not stay at a cheap Airbnb until Friday, just so you’re not sleeping on the floor? Also, I’ve been getting my hair done every 6 weeks and I’m platinum blonde. I think as long as the room is well ventilated you’re fine, and ventilation is only because the chemical smell is so overwhelming to our poor sensitive noses.
Haha @holyboobsbatman that’s hilarious your mum thought you were getting another dog! My parents probably would have thought the same if I’d put a similar outfit on my cats 😂
Baby is the size of a(n): eggplant
Any appointments? Questions?: Check up on Friday.
Rants/Raves?: Really excited to have made it to the third trimester but I am not excited about going to the doctor every two weeks. I'm a teacher and testing is about to start so I am not excited about having to take off work.
How are you feeling?: Mostly good. The other day she was constantly kicking me straight down. It felt like she was trying to kick her way out. It didn't hurt but definitely caught me off guard every single time. So glad that didn't last long and hoping she doesn't do it again.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? I have two cats, Stormcloud and Whisper, and my sweet golden doodle Finnegan. Here is a picture of Finn and Whisper.
@holyboobsbatman we almost have the same dog! Our babies are going to grow up with a super fluffy friend.
@wiseh I hope you like your new doctor. I cannot imagine switching at this point so I hope that all goes well.
Baby is the size of a(n): Canteloupe/Pomegranate
Any appointments? Questions?: I have my GD test at the end of next week. Definitely nervous for it!
Rants/Raves?: Rant: Had THE worst constipation yesterday/last night. My stomach hurt so bad and I was nauseous. Feeling much better today! I think drinking more water helped.
Raves: I’m loving feeling her move—it never gets old! ❤️
How are you feeling?: Definitely pregnant now—belly is very noticeable, especially from the side.
GTKY—Any furbabies??: An 8-year-old lab mix we adopted 3 years ago. She’s really smart, super sweet, and great around kids. We named her Ginny, after Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter, because of her red ears.
Love seeing everyone’s fur babies!
Baby is the size of a(n): Cauliflower
Any appointments? Questions?: Haven’t heard back from my OBs office on my glucose test so I’m assuming I passed. 🤞🏼I don’t have my hematologist or OB appointment til the 20th.
Rants/Raves?: Getting sick completely sucks. I went to urgent care over the weekend and they told me that I got Bronchitis but there is nothing I can really take while pregnant but to rest, drink more water, and use Tylenol to ease pains. Also been getting underboob sweat. I just want winter to be over and spring to come!
How are you feeling?: Besides feeling under the weather, I have been okay. Feeling little babe kicking every day so that’s a good feeling except for when I want to sleep.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? I have a 6 year old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix, fiancé has a 8 year old husky, and I’ve got 2 female fancy rats that are both 1 year old.
Baby is the size of a(n): Romaine lettuce (@wiseh I also feel like sometimes it compares the baby to something that I think is actually smaller than what it was the previous week)
Any appointments? Questions?: Must book glucose test ASAP...
Rants/Raves?: Rant: H shared his cold with me. Lovely.
Rave #1: OB extended my surgery recovery by 2 weeks, thank goodness!! That was last week but I didn't get back on here. So now I'm off until the end of next week. I'm definitely feeling better this week but I know I need to take it easy and not push myself. But I might actually be able to do a few things around the house, and that will make me happy.
Rave #2: I got my hair done last week and actually feel vaguely pulled together again. Between being stuck at home in sweatpants because nothing else was comfortable and the sad state of my hair and my skin being a mess (totally my own fault) I was feeling a bit like a troll the last few weeks!
Rave #3: McDonalds on UberEats will deliver apple pie. That's all I ordered the other night and I was seriously so happy to have that damn pie without having to leave my house. Also I was upstairs and told H he had to open the door when it arrived...I told him he could absolutely blame his preggo wife, but he said just took the bag and closed the door as fast as he could...I think he was very ashamed of me and I find it hilarious! I don't know what his problem was, I ordered him a pie too...
How are you feeling?: Better than the last few weeks. Little guy is moving so much and it makes me laugh when I can poke what I assume is a foot or a fist, and then he hits me with it again. Although I think I have ligament pain in my belly button and damn it hurts.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? I have a cat who turns 10 this year! He's a sweet little jerk who has no idea how much his world is going to change in a few months
Baby is the size of a(n): Kale
Any appointments? Questions?: I had my GD test last weekend. My result was a 139. The nurse said I don't have to take the 3 hour test, but should probably watch my carbs. The doctor just said "normal result". I've been trying to watch what I'm eating. I went a little crazy with the treats the last few weeks.
Rants/Raves?: Not a whole lot- just looking forward to keeping the house purchase moving! We are still hoping to move up our closing date, but we haven't heard anything back.
How are you feeling?: Ok, a little sore and not sleeping great. My back hurts when I lay in bed. I keep trying to rearrange my pregnancy pillow to help but it doesn't always work.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? I have a 6 year old lab/hound mix. She is the sweetest, most cuddly dog in the world and she has endless patience with my son. Unfortunately, she also has severe separation anxiety and she barks A LOT. I'll see if I can find a picture of her to post!
Baby is the size of a(n): Cauliflower
Any appointments? Questions?: next Monday. will schedule GD test then.
Rants/Raves?: loving feeling all of the movement.. not loving all of the back pain that has started already.
How are you feeling?: I threw my back out on Monday after work and was basically on my back all day yesterday switching between ice & heat. I'm back at work today but hoping I can make it all day. Luckily I have a monitor stand that I can raise and lower b/c standing is way more comfortable than sitting. I have back issues anyway but I'm really sad I still have 13 1/2 weeks to go and I'm already having to worry about it. Any suggestions about what may work? I just ordered a new support belt b/c I can't find my other one.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? I have a 10 year old mutt. He's a pomeranian, shih tzu terrier mix of some sort and he thinks he's a person.
Baby is the size of a(n): Head of cauliflower
Any appointments? Questions?: No appointments until later this month. Took my glucose test yesterday. Kaiser automated the results back to me so I think I passed as normal range was up to 139 and my result was 137 but waiting for confirmation from my doc. Also did a complete blood count at the same time and a few of those results were a little outside of the normal range so I am going to ask her about that.
Rants/Raves?: Rant? Work. I have a coworker on my team that does not do his job at all and shows me zero respect. When I was gone on vacation last week, he wrote in a weeklong vacation for himself this week without consulting management. Now I have to cover for him AND do his backlog of work that he didn’t do last week. Reported him multiple times to our manager and nothing happens. It’s crazy and super aggravating to me that he still has a job when I’m doing his job and mine. Rave? We listed our house for sale on Monday. We’ve already had multiple people request to see it ahead of the open house this weekend so I’m feeling optimistic that we’ll get offers. Now we just have to find a new house!
How are you feeling?: Pretty good overall but pretty tired too. Experiencing the insomnia they say can pop up around this time in pregnancy.
GTKY - Any Fur babies? Two mutts - Bailey (the brown one) and Voodoo.
Babies are the size of a(n): kale
Any appointments? Questions?: I started the dreaded two week appts so I’m enjoying a week off. I have an OB, MFM US and my second GD test next week.
Rants/Raves?: Graduated from pelvic floor PT and have been keeping up the exercises. We moved into a new house which is great and has it’s set of challenges. Moving while pregnant let alone with twins is not fun.
How are you feeling?: I lost all my second tri energy last week. Also having some ligament and lower belly pain. Also feeling tired a lot easier lately.
GTKY - Any furbabies?? I have a 6 year old Samoyed named Sophie and a 5 year old Alaskan Malamute named Macy Mae
Any appointments? Questions?: How much does your OB interact with you? My practice has 9 doctors, they've pushed me to see multiple so I will know the doctor who's on call day of delivery, but i feel like they know nothing about me and haven't bothered to build any connection. They haven't asked about my birth plan, didn't call to tell me my GD test results, and when I asked when was the last time I could fly one doctor said "check with the airline" (ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? CHECK WITH THE AIRLINE?? YOU'RE THE DOCTOR!)
Rants/Raves?: Nausea is back, sciatic pain is killing my soul, and its all making me moody as hell
How are you feeling?: Nausea is back, sciatic pain is killing my soul, and its all making me moody as hell
GTKY - Any furbabies?? 2 older dogs that are a couple of mutts and the sweetest girls you can imagine, and 2 kitties also so affectionate. ( I have to stay away from rescue groups, because we can not fit any more animals in our house lol)
Love seeing y'alls furbabies
Just finished the 4th day of driving and finally have a bit of reception again! 2 more days of driving and 1 day of site seeing before we arrive at our final destination. My back is killing me but the heated seat trick is working a treat 👌🏼👌🏼 so many of us moving though, it’s crazy!!
Prepare for a monster post! So much to catch up on 😂
Thanks @stormcloud0719! I’m going public and will just be in the clinic so will have to see whatever doctor is rostered on. Not ideal but the private gyno I was going to go with is on holidays for almost the whole of my 3rd trimester. I would have had 1 appointment at 29 weeks and then not see him again until 36 weeks so I thought it’d be a bit of a waste of money if I’m going to have multiple doctor’s caring for me anyway.
How crazy is it that they just pop up overnight @CaraDsoontobeA! Hope the toileting is still going well!
@lmcw reminder - did you book your glucose test? Yay to more surgery recovery time and getting your hair done! I’m very much looking forward to getting mine done next week - it’s a ragged mess with an inch of regrowth atm (died platinum blonde/white, regrowth almost black in comparison) and I’m feeling rather unattractive.
Glad you’re feeling better @ami500! Did you get your GD results yet? Fingers crossed you’re not high risk anymore if they come back all good 🤞🏼🤞🏼
My support belt is my life saviour @griffin5413! Do you know what’s causing your back problems? I have hypermobile joints so to compensate my muscles have tightened but they also lack strength, so to get my back better I have to do glute strengthening exercises and hip flexor stretches, which have worked a treat! Other than that adjust the belt until it feels comfortable. Some days I wear mine really high and others really low, depending on what’s hurting on the day.
That’s so frustrating @sarcat87! I don’t know what it’s like in America but in Australia it’s EXTREMELY hard to fire someone. They have to pretty show that they’re deliberately breaking the law for the business to be able to fire them, underperformance isn’t a good enough reason according to fair work Australia. So frustrating. I did mine and someone else’s job for over a year because the chick was so incompetent. She had been on a “PIP” which a performance improvement plan for 3 years and she failed to achieve any improvement in that time despite the company pumping so much time and effort into her but they STILL weren’t allowed to fire her. She ended up going on stress leave for nearly 4 months and then was asked to resign, which she did. There were some handshake “you don’t say a bad word about me and I won’t say one about you” deals that went down. It was an absolute roller coaster of a year and I was so stressed out because of it! I don’t envy that you’re going through something similar at all, and as @lmcw says hopefully they’re forced to do something more about it whilst you’re on mat leave and if not then finding a new job is a must. Don’t be ashamed that you need coping mechanisms to deal with it all, working in that environment is sooooo stressful and you need to do whatever you can to help cope! I also agree with both @griffin5413 and @lmcw that sometimes you have to let others fail for the problem to be realised - I’ve also done this recently because of the new hire they got to take some of my work load and he’s royally screwed things up (I did warn them that he refused to learn off me but they let him run with it). Now they’re like “oh shit we should have listened to Hannah”. I have to fix all his stuff ups now but at least they’ve learned their lesson and have pretty much stripped him of all those responsibilities, put in some extremely firm boundaries and he is also on a PIP now.
@honeybeemarie did you fail your GD? You may hate me for this but I think your doctor may be saying to check with the airline because they all have different policies. I’m flying at 32 weeks and the airline requires my OB to fill in a bunch of paperwork I have to present at check-in, so I’d recommend checking the policy of the airline you choose to fly with and if they say you have no flight restrictions then say that to your doctor and ask him to confirm that he thinks you’re ok to fly just to be sure. That’s super sucky about not asking about your birth plan though! That’s literally the first thing my OB asked about at my first appointment. On how much they interact with me, if it weren’t for surgery + subsequent liver issues I would have only seen my OB when it came to discuss results for blood work/ultrasounds. At my NT results discussion appointment he gave me all the paperwork for my anatomy scan and told me to book back in with him for the week after, which would have been 7 or 8 weeks between appointments.
Baby is the size of a(n): I don’t remember
Any appointments? Questions?: Every other week appts. Passed my GD test this week (woot woot!). I don’t mind the increased frequency as long as they can keep getting me in after school so I don’t have to take time off.
Rants/Raves?: These BH contractions are legit. They don’t hurt so much as they are oober uncomfortable and are killing my nesting progress. Trying to embrace the rest, but I am so not one to sit around.
How are you feeling?: Pretty good besides the BH
GTKY - Any furbabies?? Nope!
Baby is the size of a(n): cauliflower
Any appointments? Questions?: I have my gd test in just over a week’s time And my next Ob appointment on 1 april
Rants/Raves?: rant is just getting frustrated with the lack of energy. I’m normally a super busy person and so having to slow down when my body feels tired is really starting to get me down. At about week 20 I weeded the whole front garden and then had severe back pain and it was then that I realised I have to slow down a bit now. Been taking it a bit easier lately and asking for help a bit more which is putting me waaaay outside my confort zone. Also started swimming laps which has helped a lot
Rave is that this is my first baby and after a number of miscarriages I’m now finally feeling like this one is normal and healthy. He kicks a lot and it’s the best feeling ever. I can’t wait to meet him and hubby is excited too.
How are you feeling?: apart from above mentioned energy levels and lower back pain lately, I’m feeling generally quite good. Still working fulltime which is a bit draining with the travel times but have started working a day a week from home and it will go up to 2 days after Easter until I finish up
GTKY - Any furbabies?? Yes a 11 year old cocker spaniel who thinks the world revolves around him and a mongrel dog I adopted from the pound about a decade ago. Love them both so much but a little nervous how they will both react to soon being second best to a baby - especially in their old age. We are making some changes around our open-plan house to try and seperate them to specific areas at least for the first few months until we get Bub settled in and then see how it goes beyond that.
Lovely to have this group as a reference source to understanding and dealing with all sorts of weird and wonderful symptoms of pregnancy. Makes me feel more normal knowing others are going through the same journey.