EDD/Weeks + Days:
Baby is the size of a(n):
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: Whats your favorite family tradition?
EDD/Weeks + Days: December 14, 13 weeks, 2 days
Baby is the size of a(n): According to the app, it's a lemon for the overall week...but as tall as a tube of lipstick for the day (it must be a tube of lipstick that's completely twisted up, because I'm pretty sure a lemon is larger than a closed tube).
Upcoming Appointments: June 27
How are you feeling?: Great! Physical therapist changed some of my exercises, so my back isn't hurting as much. Mostly just heavier, but other than that, doing well. It's nice to have energy and an appetite. :-)
Rants/Raves: BABY BOY!!!! AHHHHHH!!! We got the results, everything is TOTALLY normal, and we're having our little boy! It's so funny, I've been CONVINCED this whole time it was a boy, but I know other people who thought they knew what they were having and were wrong, and I'm still amazed that I was actually RIGHT! So happy beyond reason. Husband is thrilled too. Also, we chose our nursery theme: Yellow Submarine. It's going to be fun. :-)
Questions: Good gender reveal ideas? We have a few in mind, but we're still brainstorming. My sister and best friend are co-planning the baby shower for September, and we decided to tack a surprise gender reveal onto it as well.
GTKY: Whats your favorite family tradition? I'm from a huge Polish family--think "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," but Polish. One of my favorite traditions is every year on Thanksgiving weekend, the female members of the family all get together and spend a whole day making pierogi for Christmas--at the end of the day, we all bring containers home (we made around 300 one year), throw them in our freezer, then defrost them a couple days before Christmas Eve, and cook them up at that time to go with the Christmas Eve feast. It's just a really nice female family bonding experience. Two years ago we finally let a few of the males finally join in (they were in it for the "initial taste test," haha), and I'm not going to lie, it was actually really fun--the guys bring a new element of chaos/humor to it. Something I'm looking forward to doing with the family for years to come.
EDD/Weeks + Days: I will be 14 weeks tomorrow- Due date December 10th
Baby is the size of a(n): Peach Upcoming Appointments: I have my monthly appt with my OB next Monday How are you feeling?: Nervously awaiting NIPT results and hope to hear HB on the doppler soon. Other than that feeling okay- feel like my GI issues have gotten better last couple days, peeing a lot more. Boobs still sore. Rants/Raves: My husband is out of town for work this week Monday-Friday so I am mommying solo. I am already exhausted. Can't imagine how this will be like with two kids when he is traveling. Questions: Not really. GTKY: Whats your favorite family tradition? We go on a big family trip to Cancun or Cabo San Lucas Mexico every couple years because my mom has a timeshare there. Its so much fun!
EDD/Weeks + Days: 12/12, 13w4d
Baby is the size of a(n): 🍋 Upcoming Appointments: ob apt on ThursdayHow are you feeling?: much better physically. Still nervous after my bleeding scare last week. Hoping my OB has more info on it Thursday. Rants/Raves: my mother is driving me nuts. she was at my NT scan with me last week bc DH was out of town for work so she was coming to occupy DS during it so she found out I had some bleeding that morning and I stupidly told her the dr believes I have slight partial placenta previa. Now she is telling me 100 things I can’t do which my dr has not advised me to avoid doing anything yet. Questions: n/aGTKY: Whats your favorite family tradition? I love all of the holiday baking we do. We also have an annual cousins Christmas party we do during the holidays since it’s so hard to see everyone. I just really love everything from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
@rjgmcmanus YAY FOR BOY! #boymom
@spartanrd4 Girl! Its going to be great, those babies will keep each other company while you supervise! Also, Mexico!! Take me with!
@ale9687 I had a partial placenta previa with my 2nd and as my uterus grew it grew up with it!
EDD/Weeks + Days: 13w2d dec 15
Baby is the size of a(n): lemon?Upcoming Appointments: June 19How are you feeling?: I feel great. I swear my boobs wont stop growing though.Rants/Raves: I have a log of raves this week! DH1 made all star baseball on the 7-8 YO league and he is 6. They are advancing to district and he is having a blast! I love watching him in his element. ALSO, MY HOUSE WAS FEATURED ON MY FAVORITE OLD HOUSE FB PAGE. I am literally screaming because I am so excited!
Questions: NopeGTKY: Whats your favorite family tradition? I have no clue. I dont know that we do anything routinely enough to call it a tradition. I mean I love our yearly beach trip.
@rjgmcmanus Yay for a healthy baby boy! Yum, pierogi! I've never made them, but we enjoy the ones from Costco!
@bookworm492 That's really cool that you plan on travelling every year around Christmas. Do you have any destinations in mind?
@Spartanrd4 Single parenting is hard, I don't know how some people do it full-time. I'm jealous of your annual beach trip
@ale9687 I hope your doc gives you the all clear at your appointment. Having restrictions is really annoying.
@klmcguire That's so cool about your house! Congrats to DS on making the all star team. My 13 year old DS plays on a house league and was asked to play on the competitive team this year too. It's fun, but man, it's time consuming!
EDD/Weeks + Days: Dec. 11 / 14 weeks
Baby is the size of a(n): peach Upcoming Appointments: OB appointment on the 25th, and we'll schedule anatomy u/s then How are you feeling?: Less tired and nauseated, which is nice. Constant headaches and sore back + hips now. Just happy to be in the second tri! Rants/Raves: We got a few days of summer weather before the rain started again. I can't wait to be off for 4 weeks! 7 weeks to go and think about how to amuse four kids on a flight to Denmark! Questions: GTKY: What's your favorite family tradition? Nothing that other people don't do, but stockings are my favourite part of Christmas. I spent months shopping for them, and the kids loves opening them.
@klmcguire I'll take some of that heat! Until this week, I was huddled up at games in a jacket and blanket. Some parents even had sleeping bags!
@rjgmcmanus Visit family mostly, with some day trips to LEGOLAND and other amusement parks for the kids. My husband is Danish, so we go every couple of years, but have never taken all four kids with us! We loves going to Copenhagen and to the beach at the very tip of the country too. It's a beautiful place, but super expensive! One thing I love about Europe is how easy and cheap it is to travel around; we usually add another county on to our trip, but not this time. I'm saving Italy for when we can go without kids
EDD/Weeks + Days: 12/9; 15w1d
Baby is the size of a(n): eggo waffleUpcoming Appointments: Monday the 24thHow are you feeling?: like I hate being pregnant. this is #2 so I know it will all be worth it, but being pregnant is not my thing Rants/Raves: my job is driving me crazy but at this point i feel the need to stick it out until after maternity leave! at least i get to take DD with her friends to the beach this weekend!Questions: Is anyone else really struggling with finding the joy in being pregnant? I really miss the freedom of not being pregnant (food, exercise, wine, not being so big!!)GTKY: Whats your favorite family tradition? It's silly, but every saturday and sunday, DH, DD and I get up and go to get coffee and donuts out and spend a little time together before the day gets crazy. we look forward to the little drives we do taking the long way home