Baby is the size of a(n):
Any appointments? Questions?:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: Where was your last vacation?
Baby is the size of a(n): not sure, but feeling her more than ever!
Any appointments? Questions?: Have an ultrasound on Friday. At my 20w appointment the doctor didn't like my placenta being so low. I am on the shorter side, so they think its no issue, but hopefully it moved up.
Rants/Raves?: Still focused on house stuff, can't wait till its over! Also, have to do my taxes this weekend!
How are you feeling?: My body is starting to ache now. Feet feel swollen, and my hands feel swollen. 3rd trimester blues..
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? My last real vacation was a cruise to Bermuda. That was way back in June! Felt good being away, next vacation won't be for some time...
Baby is the size of a(n): as big as lettuce
Any appointments? Questions?: Next appointment is in a week. My first 3rd trimester appointment!
Rants/Raves?: these weeks are flying by but also going soooo slow!
How are you feeling?: I get little spurts of energy but I’m usually wanting to lay in bed all day. I’ve been taking advantage of free time for naps.
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? It’s been so long, I can’t even remember. We’re still trying to find time to take a quick babymoon but with my low energy, i’m not even motivated to plan it.
Baby is the size of a(n): Acorn Squash
Any appointments? Questions?: Failed my 1-hour glucose test pretty miserably (160, and my doctor classifies anything under 140 as normal). I cried when they told me today (darn pregnancy hormones!). So, I have the 3-hour on Thursday. Just trying to accept that I might not pass that one either, and that things could be worse. Also, my iron levels are low, so they’re retesting those too.
Rants/Raves?: When I told DH that I failed the test, he was supportive, but told me he’ll go for more walks with me. That didn’t help! I’m also feeling huge and am struggling with that. My weight gain is “on track,” but because I’m short, I look like I’m going to pop tomorrow. On the plus side, I tried KT tape on a walk last week, and it helped tremendously with my round ligament pain that I’ve been having on my walks.
How are you feeling?: Down about the glucose test results, and like a turtle—I have a hard time getting up once I lie down lol.
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? We just went on a mini-babymoon this weekend to Pigeon Forge for a wedding. It was just nice to get away for a few days.
Baby is the size of a(n): Lettuce
Any appointments? Questions?: Just had one last week. I'm definitely wanting to do more research about KT Tape. I don't like that the support belt doesn't adjust well from sitting to standing. I feel like all I do is tug on it all day.
Rants/Raves?: It's getting so much harder to do things, like tie my shoes. I am grateful that I've been feeling better.
How are you feeling?: I've been so feisty this pregnancy. It must be the girl hormones but man am I easily fired up. lol
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? Went to Vegas for a few days with our toddler. It was so nice to get away.
Baby is the size of a(n): eggplant
Any appointments? Questions?: I don't have an appt. for a couple weeks. I had my growth scan last Friday which turned out well. I'm concerned that he's transverse right now. My last one was breech so I really want this little guy to flip around. When do they usually turn?
Rants/Raves?: Rant- We are STILL waiting on a closing date for the house. I'm getting so impatient. It should be happening in the next few weeks, but I was supposed to get a date in writing yesterday or today and I haven't heard anything yet. Rave-I think my son is finally going into an easier phase. He hasn't been fighting bedtime/naptime as much lately and he hasn't been pulling his diapers off like before!
How are you feeling?: Not too bad. I have times where I feel exhausted and sore, but overall I'm still feeling pretty good.
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? I took my son to Florida the last two winters to a house my mom rented. They were great trips, but the last real vacation I took with my husband was our honeymoon to the Bahamas seven years ago.
Baby is the size of a(n): platypus without its tail
Any appointments? Questions?: growth scan #1 tomorrow at 10am & next OB on the 11th of April.
Rants/Raves?: I have nothing to rant or rave about except that I miss my fiance and can't wait for him to come home for good at the end of April!!!
How are you feeling?: quite fatigued and also finding it really hard to get a decent night sleep
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? Would you call my drive over from west coast aus to east coast aus a vacation? If not, then I think my last vacation was to Bali for 2 nights in Feb last year. Bit depressing really when I normally make 2 overseas trips a year and at least 3 or 4 interstate ones! I'm going to Sydney next weekend though so I'm a bit excited for that. Going to see my friends for the first time since I moved 2 years ago!
Baby is the size of a(n): as tall as a mockingbird
Any appointments? Questions?: Appt tomorrow for my 2nd 1-hr glucose test. Wonder if my dr will comment on my weight gain over the last month. I've gained about 6 lbs, but I think it's mostly fluid.
Rants/Raves?: Rant. I really wish we weren't dealing with possibly having to move. The house we're living in was supposed to be a rent-to-own agreement. But I think the owners have been lying to us about how much they really still owe & now the bank wants to start pricing around 10k more than our approved loan amount. I'm so pissed that I'll be scrambling to find another house, pack & move before baby boy comes.
How are you feeling?: Tired & sore. I need to start taking walks now that the weather is decent.
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? Qe went down to Florida last year for a wedding Labor Day weekend. Made it to the beach once while down there!
Baby is the size of a(n): lettuce; weighs as much as a quart of milk.
Any appointments? Questions?: My rescheduled hematologist appointment is April 3rd and I don’t see my OB til April 17th.
Rants/Raves?: Rant: Dealing with my fiancé and his mood swings lately due to his ex wife and son. Ex wife is pretty much being money hungry and wants her half of his tax return ASAP. It’s in their divorce agreement he has to pay her half of all his tax returns until half the house equity is paid to her. His son has been a handful lately and throwing fits when we don’t give into everything he wants. Also hasn’t been wanting to eat lately. Not sure if it’s because his mom, aunt and grandpa are all going on a diet or not. He’s been super picky with foods too. Pretty much telling us he’s a vegetarian but eats chicken nuggets and burgers. 🤦🏻♀️ Not sure if anyone has any tips on getting him to eat or his behavior. He’s going to be 6 in May.
Rave: Definitely loving the warmer spring weather! I’m able to go out for walks without having to bundle up or worry about slipping on snow/ice.
How are you feeling?: Feeling okay overall. Been having body aches, left hip is still giving me dull pains here and there.
OB GTKY: Where was your last vacation? Last vacation would be the babymoon I took with the fiancé around Valentine’s Day to Vegas. It was kind of like a celebration of his birthday as well. It was only for 3 days and 2 nights but it was still a good get away for a while. Next vacation probably won’t be for a while but since we got roped into a timeshare presentation in Vegas we did get a voucher for 3 days and 2 nights in Vegas or Orlando which doesn’t expire til August 2020,so we might use that.
@jacksonbears Super jealous about the cruise! I’ve been on a couple before and they are a bunch of fun. Love being on the ocean and beaches. Although I do want to try one of those Alaskan cruises someday.
@tkbmama I have that same issue with my maternity jeans! I feel like I’m pulling them up multiple times in the day. My leggings however don’t do that so I’m just assuming it’s the fabric weighing it down. I don’t have any tips on keeping pants up though. I would love to know if anyone else had any ideas about that.
@wiseh I’m with you on not getting a good nights rest. I feel like I’m constantly tossing and turning trying to get comfortable. With my left hip giving me pains, I can’t lay on that side for very long but laying on my right side isn’t that comfortable. I’ve also been getting super warm at night and have to have a leg outside of my blanket. I can’t sleep without some sort of blanket (light or thick) so that’s a loss cause.
Baby is the size of a(n): kale
Any appointments? Questions?: had my glucose test on Monday and got results within 24 hours and I’m all good. Was relieved as I have been addicted to chocolate and icecream lately haha! I didn’t realise my OB was also testing for a few other things at the same time and they told me I’m a bit low on iron and vitamin d. I was told to take iron tablets and spend a bit of time in the sun. Pretty weird advice for me given that I avoid the sun like the plague! I have pale English skin and live in Australia so those two things don’t go well together! I might start going for morning walks before it gets too hot. And as for low iron, I’m so happy that there is a reason for my low energy levels. I thought I was just super tired and it was part of being pregnant. I left work at lunchtime last week as I was falling asleep in a meeting and not really understanding what people were saying to me. I went home and slept for the rest of the day and the following day. I was wondering how the hell women with other kids cope with being pregnant and felt like a whinger in comparison. Now I’m excited to see whether I get more energy after taking iron tabs for a week or so. I started them yesterday.
Rants/Raves?: rave is that it’s now very obvious I’m pregnant and not just bloated. For a while there I could see people looking at my belly but not confident enough to ask if I was pregnant or had just put a bit of weight on haha! I’m feeling super excited now and can’t wait to meet my baby soon. Time seems to be going by quicker now. Don’t really have any rants this week.
How are you feeling?: great - excited. I have long lists of minor things around the house I want to get sorted before Bub comes along. I’m gradually working through them.
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? Bali about a year ago. Before that it was Europe - Greek islands.
Baby is the size of a(n): hand is the size of a golf ball
Any appointments? Questions?: April 8
Rants/Raves?: baby moves so much when my oldest (5) puts her hand on my belly. It makes her giggle so much and fills me with so much joy! She is already a great big sister and she can’t wait for her brother to be here!
How are you feeling?: meh! Trying to enjoy the end of this. I know this is our last, but I’m so ready for it to be over. Work has been stressful and I could use a cocktail and a long run. Gatorade and a walk just aren’t giving me the same relief.
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? We rented a house in Hocking Hills, OH with my parents, my siblings, and their families last summer. Nothing like 10 kids under 7 living together for a week
Baby is the size of a(n): Acorn squash/weighs as much as a trumpet lol
Any appointments? Questions?: OB appointment today, I passed my GD test but apparently my iron is lower than he'd like. He said he wanted to get me on something, but then I asked him a couple other questions before I left and he never ended up telling me WHAT he wanted me to take, so I have no idea what sort of dosage he has in mind. So now I have to try and get in touch by phone which is a major pain with his office. This was also my last monthly appointment, officially moving up to every 2 weeks now.
Rants/Raves?: Holy nosebleeds! What the hell. The last week or so I'm getting some sort of nosebleed almost every night, it's ridiculous. But standard rave, this little guys is SO active and it's so much fun. He's getting stronger too, last night there was some part of him pushing so hard it made a very defined little knob sticking out the side of my stomach...I probably could have grabbed it lol
How are you feeling?: Mostly okay, but really tired. I went back to work this week and it's really tiring me out. And my lower iron is probably not helping that either.
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? Just a few days in Florida last week. We were really hoping to take a proper vacation somewhere other than the in-laws's place this winter, but I will take what I can get!!
Oh gosh @magpie87 that doesn’t sound fun at all! I hope you
can at least stay in that house until bubs is a few months old and don’t have
to join the others here in the house hunt/moving fiasco! Yes to decluttering
though – you will feel SO much better for it! Good luck for your glucose test
@ami500 I completely understand what you’re going through
with your fiancé’s ex & his son. My fiancé was a step dad to a little boy (who
believes that my partner is his bio dad) and he behaved exactly the same and so
did his ex (though she blackmailed us for money due to my fiancé’s visa status).
When I first met my fiancé his step son was 7 and would throw tantrums at the
slightest thing, couldn’t even dress himself properly and only ate chicken
nuggets, fish fingers & bacon. At his mum’s house she orders Uber Eats
every night or just cooks cheapo sausages, so at least 5 nights a week he’ll
have maccas. She also does absolutely everything for him, so this poor little
boy literally didn’t know how to be a human. It caused soooo much contention
between the two of us because I was trying to teach him how to do things for
himself which often ended in tantrums, but my partner was happy just doing
everything for him so there were no fights. We got him to a point where he was
able to dress himself and started introducing new foods. The only thing that
really worked on the food front was continual positive praise for doing the
right thing, trying to punish him for doing the wrong thing didn’t work at all.
I once got fed up and said if he didn’t eat his dinner he wouldn’t be allowed
to watch TV or play Xbox for the whole weekend, thinking that he’s so
technology addicted that it would make him eat his dinner. Little did I know
that he is the most stubborn child and sat at the dinner table for 3 hours not
eating, then went straight to bed and was OK with not watching TV the whole
weekend. We have a friend that is a child psychologist and the one thing she
told us was that if you make a threat or a promise, you have to stick with it. If
you continually make empty threats or promises they will quickly learn that
your word means nothing and will continue their bad behaviour. I felt
absolutely terrible for making the threat when I realised he wasn’t going to
eat his dinner at all, but I’d already made it so couldn’t back down. So back
to what works – positive talk. Things like, “If you eat that piece of steak we
will be SO proud of you!” “Oh my gosh you are doing an amazing job at eating
that!” “If you eat all of your dinner you might get a little treat!” (sometimes
he would get a treat, sometimes he wouldn’t – sounds horrible but you start it
like you’re training a puppy with treats every time and then gradually wean the
treats off). We got to a point where the deal was dinner, shower, teeth brushed
& in PJs then could watch a movie until bedtime, which motivated him to get
things done as quickly as possible. All of this doesn’t stop him continually
asking to go back to his mum’s house and telling us how much he misses him mum.
He literally says “my Mum is a really good person. I miss her!” It really makes
us wonder what she says to him. Does she tell him that we don’t think she’s a
good person? I’m not sure if I told you guys this but on our last visit with
him on the drive back to his mum’s house we were explaining that we won’t see
him for a while because we’re moving to Melbourne and his reply was “yeah I
know. Mummy said I could go and visit you in Melbourne or I could go to Bali
with her and I’m really sorry <partner’s name> but I’m going to go to
Bali with Mummy!” My heart absolutely sank and it took all my strength to fight
back anger tears. As for the hip pain – I am in the same boat with that too! I’m
going to get a massage tomorrow I think
Yay for passing GTT @bubbaclose . As for the sun – can you
take Vit D supplements instead? If you go to a pharmacy they should be able to
help you with pregnancy safe ones. Also, drink orange juice with your iron
supplements as it helps the body absorb the iron
@lmcw (and @Griffin5413 ) – not a problem with the links. I love
procrastinating doing my actual job so I’ve been reading up on SO much stuff! Hahaha.
Very Australian of my app to reference babe to a platypus :P And the nursery?
Oh god, it’s even worse (if that was even possible)! We got our pram and car
seat so they have been shoved in that room now too, and as I continue
decluttering my old bedroom (the cupboards were bursting with stuff) I keep
finding more of my sister’s stuff so I’ve been stacking that in piles in her
room as well. She’s coming for the weekend tomorrow so mum and I are going to
hanker down & get one of the bedrooms ready for her tonight, and then I
have no doubt tomorrow will be an “all hands on deck” to get her wardrobe
decluttered as well so I can use at least 2 shelves for my linen storage!
I’ve also read that the earlier scans are the most accurate
for dating @CaraDsoontobeA . My little human is measuring 5 weeks ahead by
growth scan (I know they’re not overly accurate, but still that's pretty huge!) so I'm wishfully wanting it to come a
little bit early so I can spend more time with it on mat leave. Haha. So
selfish, aren’t we :P
Baby is the size of a(n): spaghetti noodle
Any appointments? Questions?: had an apt yesterday. I’ve gained 17 lbs so far but nothing in the last 3 weeks, and my fundal height measured 24cm (so 5 weeks short). Doc ordered an US for the next visit in 2 weeks. I understand this is super common and as long as she is active and has a good hb I shouldn’t worry.... but it’s impossible not to worry
How are you feeling?: tired and got a cold
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? Real vacation was probably a couple years ago to Colorado. Although we’ve taken some weekend trips to see my family. I’m going with a gf to Destin for 4 days in a couple weeks though and absolutely CANNOT WAIT
Baby is the size of a(n): head of kale
Any appointments? Questions?: 28 week appt coming up. Should ask about my abs. Pretty sure I have diastasis recti. Uncomfortable....
Rants/Raves?: so over work while pregnant. But I did pass my GTT.
How are you feeling? Like an over inflated balloon.
GTKY: Where was your last vacation? : North cali to see the grandparents, about a year ago.