Weekly check-in 2/14 — The Bump
July 2021 Moms

Weekly check-in 2/14

Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 

Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:

Upcoming appointments:

How are you feeling?:

Rants/Raves:

Questions:

GTKY: What are some of your hobbies? 

Re: Weekly check-in 2/14

  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: July 3 20+1

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: banana

    Upcoming appointments: 24th with my OB

    How are you feeling?:  Feeling ok.  Life is chugging along nicely.  Our region is coming out of a lockdown on Tuesday which is nice....not that I'm going anywhere but still knowing I have options if I need to grab something and not having to do online is nice.

    Rants/Raves:  My son has had fecal incontinence secondary to a partial obstruction from constipation for a few months.  Finally after xrays, ultrasounds, diet changes, a specialist and heavy laxatives he is finally back to using the potty.  We have a long treatment plan ahead of us but hes finally feeling better and I'm not changing underpants 24/7!  Laundry should finally slow the heck down.

    Questions:  natm

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies? The last year has been crazy and honestly I miss doing things for me.  I used to do kickboxing and I loved it but....covid.  I feel like my hobbies currently consist of dishes, laundry and snack maker.  

    marikkita12bntfroggieDuchessOfCambridge
  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days:  18+1

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: an artichoke 

    Upcoming appointments: detailed scan on the 25th!! Cannot wait!

    How are you feeling?: big and tired!

    Rants/Raves:  idk still too cold to play outside so I’m feeling so sorry for my little guy - he is bouncing off the walls. 

    Questions: natm

    @tiggywiggles said - I used to have hobbies but covid has stolen them (although tbh I don’t think I would be interested in doing a ballet class right now anyway lol). My mum keeps telling me I need an indoor hobby like painting or something crafty but I just can’t get into it. Or I’ll buy all the stuff then ditch it like a week later.  

    @tiggywiggles Oh your poor son!! That sounds awful, so glad you are back to the potty!!

    BabyFruit Ticker
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  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: July 13, 18+5

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: artichoke

    Upcoming appointments: US & MFM 2/25

    How are you feeling?: ok finally - headaches if I don’t stay well hydrated and feel like the covid fatigue is really setting in but that’s not pregnancy related

    Rants/Raves: yesterday was a rough day - my hubby and I weren’t on the same page and was feeling down on myself. Timely text message from a friend and email from a student helped to cheer me up.

    Questions: none

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies

    I also feel like I used to have hobbies! I love to travel anywhere and everywhere. I used to do fun and creative things with friends like once a month and loved to try new things that give you an adrenaline rush. Those are difficult as is when pregnant (no one seems to want to let you do anything) but coupled with covid have been feeling like I haven’t had any me time in almost a year. That’s where the fatigue is really starting to set in I think! But same thing everyone else is going through! Just hard as a person who fills their cup around others not in the comfort of their own home.


    @[email protected] I’m glad it finally seems like there is light at the end of the tunnel with your son! That sounds like it was rough for all for quite some time!

  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 7/18, 18w

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: an artichoke 

    Upcoming appointments: Anatomy scan Thursday!

    How are you feeling?: Hungry all the time

    Rants/Raves: A bit of both: I’m so looking forward to my A/S, especially because DH is allowed to come for this appointment. But, we’re slated to get 3-5 inches of snow that morning. It’s still a few days away so hopefully the weather shifts by then!

    Questions: No

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies? Hiking and watching reality TV shows. I’m quite well rounded over here, ha. 

    @tiggywiggles I’m glad you have some answers and a recovery plan! I hope your son is feeling better too. 

  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 7/18, 18w

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: an artichoke 

    Upcoming appointments: Anatomy scan Thursday! 

    Just copied @cammie0526’s first 3 answers 😅 thanks! 

    R/R: DH got to feel baby kick yesterday and I’d forgotten how fun it is to share that with him! I hope it makes it feel more real for him. 

    Questions: natm

    GTKY: I’m really terrible at hobbies, I need inspiration! I just just picked up a cross stitching kit because I need something to do in front of the tv instead of mindless phone scrolling. I love board games but we never seem to have the energy. In the summer it’s a bit easier, I like hiking and being outside. Oh and I do like home projects and woodworking. 

    cammie0526
  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 7-24, 17+2

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a pomegranate 

    Upcoming appointments: ob on 3/8, as 3/12

    How are you feeling?: Feeling pretty good! I was having what I think was RLP last night but it didn’t last long.

    Rants/Raves: We painted the nursery this weekend so that’s fun. I would like to start buying the furniture so I can get it in there and decide on what other decorations etc would look good with everything. I guess nesting has started a bit!

    Questions: NATM

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies? Mostly watching tv at this point unfortunately. I usually like reading a lot and MH and I will play board games sometimes too. I also enjoy cross stitching and am trying to find one I can do for the baby that will look good in the nursery. 

  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 17w 3d (due date is 7/24)

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: pomegranate 

    Upcoming appointments: Anatomy Scan on 2/26

    How are you feeling?: still tired and nauseous

    Rants/Raves: NATM

    Questions: NATM

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies? Walking / Hiking outside and I am learning to sew. Trying to make a quilt but so far it’s been slow going.

    becks_726
  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 17wks

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Chipmunk I think

    Upcoming appointments: I just had one yesterday, anatomy scan on st patrick's day.

    How are you feeling?: I'm alright, still tired sometimes pukey

    Rants/Raves: My oldest woke up yesterday with an ear infection so my "day off" became taking her to the pediatrician.

    Questions: Is there such a thing as a stay at home mom where your kid still goes to daycare (asking for a friend)

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies?  I love jigsaw puzzles, I can crochet, and cross stitch, but I love starting projects and not finishing them HA HA.  I need something better than what I'm already doing.


    BFP 2/11/15 (EDD 10/13/15). MMC 3/30/15 D&C 4/3/15 "We will always love you"
    DD1 - BFP 7/23/15 (EDD 3/31/16).  "We believe in you rainbow" DOB 4/2/16
    DD2 - BFP 2/9/18 (EDD 10/19/18).  "Grow baby grow!" DOB 10/24/18
    BFP 11/16/20 (EDD 7/31/21).  "Round 3 FIGHT!"
  • @pharmd93 that’s a great idea! I’ll have to keep that in mind for my next project. 
  • @PharmDMom what colour did you chose for your nursery?
  • @becks_726 my moms friend made a cross stitch for me when I was born and had it framed and everything and I’ve always enjoyed it so I figured I could make one for my own! 
    @tiggywiggles we went with a light gray. Super neutral since we’re team green and I figured it would be a nice clean slate to change things up down the road if/when we have more kids or as this one gets older
  • @pharmd93 sounds perfect.  We are big fans of grey around here 

  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 7/8. 20 weeks tomorrow!!!

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: mango

    Upcoming appointments: AS on Monday, regular ob on 3/8

    How are you feeling?: feeling so much more movement now and I love it. Feeling better overall. But I need to remember to eat more often 

    Rants/Raves: we had sushi for Valentine’s Day and it was DELICIOUS!!! Except due to covid they discontinued their all you can eat special which made me sad, I hope they bring it back after covid

    Questions:

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies?  I love theatre, both making it and watching it but obviously that’s a no right now. I love to bake and travel

    bntfroggie
  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 7/21 l - 18w1d

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: sweet potato

    Upcoming appointments: Telehealth visit tomorrow (my regular appt got changed because of my DH’s covid diagnosis), then AS on 3/3

    How are you feeling?: definitely in that sweet spot right now. Indigestion and post nasal drip are just a daily occurrence now, so I’m used to it. Def getting more sore by the evenings, but overall I feel pretty decent. I’m feeling more and more movement too, which is so fun. Definitely my favorite part of being pregnant.

    Rants/Raves: so we are hanging in there re: covid. DH is still isolated on the second floor, and it getting cabin fever for sure. The kids and I are doing good. I got a rapid test and it was negative, then my kids’ got PCR tests and those came back negative. My OB still wanted me to get a PCR test, so I’m waiting on those results still. So far so good though. Definitely not out of the woods yet. DH’s isolation ends 2/22 so only a couple more days until I can feel a bit more at ease!

    Questions:

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies?  I love graphic design and running my side business (Etsy shop). I also really enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. 

    Me: 32 DH: 33
    CP: 6/2014
    DS: BFP 6/2014, born 2/2015 (pre-E, induced at 37w, week long NICU stay)
    DD: BFP 1/2016, born 9/2016 (pre-E, naturally went into labor at 40w)
    TTC #3: 08/2020, BFP 10/2020, EDD 7/21/21


    canucklehead123bntfroggie
  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 7/1 21w1d

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: endive

    Upcoming appointments: check up on Monday

    How are you feeling?: I feel great! 

    Rants/Raves: rave - our state's cases are below 2%, so they opened hospital and congregate care visits to level 1 (the lowest before absolutely no restrictions). I am hoping this holds or gets even better by July so I can have my husband and mom in the delivery room and maybe (hopefully) have my older 2 come visit the new baby in the hospital. 

    Questions: none

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies? i don't think I have any.... I do enjoy reading and used to be in a book club (but friends moved out of state and made it harder to do).

    BabyFruit Ticker
    DuchessOfCambridge
  • Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 7/20, 18+3 though my office changed it to 7/13 on my scan but didn’t tell me 🤨 we’re still moving ahead with 7/20

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: asparagus I think 

    Upcoming appointments: I had one today to check cervical length and had part of my anatomy scan after. I go back in a week for another length check and the rest of the anatomy scan - the tech couldn’t see some stuff

    How are you feeling?: Emotional. My cervix shortened by a lot in two weeks so I’m having a cerclage placed tomorrow

    Rants/Raves:

    Questions: Has anyone had a cerclage? How did it go?

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies? I love to read and enjoy sewing. Last year I read 60 books and am hoping to break that this year 


    becks_726bntfroggie
  • @DuchessOfCambridge no insight on the cerclage, but I hope that helps your cervix stay as competent as possible for as long as possible! I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow!
    Me: 32 DH: 33
    CP: 6/2014
    DS: BFP 6/2014, born 2/2015 (pre-E, induced at 37w, week long NICU stay)
    DD: BFP 1/2016, born 9/2016 (pre-E, naturally went into labor at 40w)
    TTC #3: 08/2020, BFP 10/2020, EDD 7/21/21


    DuchessOfCambridgebntfroggie
  • Thinking of you @DuchessOfCambridge. I hope everything goes smoothly and has the desired effect. 
    DuchessOfCambridgebntfroggie
  • Thanks @daisy528 @becks_726. It was a terrible day and unpleasant experience but everything went well and I feel safer having it in. Grateful they could get me in so quickly

    becks_726daisy528
  • @DuchessOfCambridge I'm sorry about the overall experience, but happy to hear everything went well and you feel better after the procedure. Will you have to be on any sort of modified bedrest or reduced activity, or can you go about as usual? Sorry, I am not too familiar about it. In any case, hope all is proceeding OK. 

    @bntfroggie I'm a stay at home mom and my kid started daycare two weeks ago lol. He loves it and it's been great for him to get the socialization he's been missing out on during the pandemic.

    Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: July 8th / 20w +3d

    Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: banana?

    Upcoming appointments: Fetal MRI on Monday (follow up from anatomy scan a week ago), regular monthly checkup on Tuesday.

    How are you feeling?: Pregnancy wise pretty good. Lots of movement from baby, which I love =). I've either got the start of seasonal allergies or pregnancy related congestion (likely both), so I'm constantly sneezing and blowing my nose, fun (had two instances of a bloody nose, which has only ever happened to me while pregnant lol).

    Rants/Raves: It's not really a rant, but I wish I was more active in this group. Just so much happening psychologically/emotionally with my dad's recent cancer diagnosis and now what could or could not be an issue with baby that I've kind of shut down so I don't get overly stressed, anxious, etc.

    Questions: Anyone have any experience getting a fetal MRI, or any MRI for that matter? I've been quite anxious about it and have dealt by avoiding thinking or discussing it lol. 

    GTKY: What are some of your hobbies? I don't have any ongoing hobbies, I tend to have spurts of interests that I obsess about, then it fizzles out until the next interest. Right now I'm really into day trading on the stock market. And by my track record so far, I should quickly find another hobby LOL.

    DuchessOfCambridgebecks_726bntfroggie
  • @DuchessOfCambridge I’m sorry the cerclage experience wasn’t great but glad that the outcome
    so far is successful. I do not have personal experience but have a friend who required one with her last baby and all went well and her daughter is a healthy toddler now. 

    @navete All of that is so stressful! Please don’t stress out about how much you are or are not on here! I have no experience with a fetal MRI (will soon have some experience with fetal echo in a few weeks though) but have undergone a few MRIs of my brain. Usually they give you headphones and allow you to pick music you want to listen to and just ask you to lay still. I like to close my eyes so I forget I’m in a tube. The magnet makes a loud-ish noise. I would think since it’s your abdomen your head should be out of the tube so if you’re claustrophobic that should help. Good luck! I’m here if you need to vent for sure!
    naveteDuchessOfCambridge
  • @navete definitely don’t stress. I think we all pop in when we can! A lot of us are STM+ I think too haha. I know with my first I was on here all the time. I don’t have any experience with fetal MRI, just one after they’re born. I hope it goes smoothly and is as stress free s it can be

    I’m on “limited activity” for a month but it’s nothing too different. I won’t be doing any heavy cleaning, things like that. Also pelvic rest. I’m a bit crampy and sore so just trying to take it as easy as I can having two toddlers lol but H said he’d take a sick day for me tomorrow if I needed it. I’m done bleeding though so hopefully will be feeling normal tomorrow!

    bntfroggie
  • AKuzReveAKuzReve member
    edited February 22
    @DuchessOfCambridge I missed this and I’m sorry your cervix shortened but I’m glad the circulate was done. I hope you feel back to normal tomorrow. I have no experience but a friend got one very early (16-17 weeks?) and was on bed rest for a long time. Then she ended up needing to get induced after all that around 38 weeks or something!  

    @navete, no experience but good luck! I hope everything goes well and comes back perfectly normal. 

    *Live, Love, Laugh, Learn*

    DuchessOfCambridgenavete
  • @navete All the hugs to you are your family and your little <3
    BFP 2/11/15 (EDD 10/13/15). MMC 3/30/15 D&C 4/3/15 "We will always love you"
    DD1 - BFP 7/23/15 (EDD 3/31/16).  "We believe in you rainbow" DOB 4/2/16
    DD2 - BFP 2/9/18 (EDD 10/19/18).  "Grow baby grow!" DOB 10/24/18
    BFP 11/16/20 (EDD 7/31/21).  "Round 3 FIGHT!"
    navete
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