Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 9.19 / 15+4
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a cootie catcher
Upcoming appointments: next Thursday with my OB
How are you feeling?: pretty good overall. I started seeing a chiropractor last week for my hip and lower back pain, and it has significantly improved already! Thank you to everyone who answered my question last week, you all definitely helped ease my anxiety. I’m pretty sure I will forever go to the chiropractor now, not just during pregnancy.
Rants/Raves: Rant: work has been crazy hectic this week (today’s the first day I’ve had time to check TB). M-W I had five hour blocks of back to back meetings, and have spent each prior night prepping for the meetings until midnight or so. I have a team of 12 that I manage, and part of my role is to deal with escalations from our sales team (looking into what happened with various customer repairs, helpdesk tickets, etc). Monday I lucked into getting five in-depth escalation requests that I haven’t even been able to take a look at yet due to all of the meetings/trying to manage my team, and I’m already being hounded for a lack of answers. I know it’s all end of quarter shenanigans, but it’s hindering me from being able to manage my team well, which should be my main role. Just really frustrated and overwhelmed this week because of it. Rave: we’re gearing up to film a birthday lip sync video for my dad. We sent him one last year that he loved. He’s had a rough year so far, so we’re going to do some crazy version of ‘I won’t back down’. My son’s super excited and keeps coming up with crazy ideas. We’re going to have a blast filming it!
GTKY: What was your AIM screen name or MySpace name? I can’t remember exactly, but it was “something”chic. The something was the name of a local boy band I was obsessed with. They spelled their band name oddly and I can’t remember the spelling. I used to watch them at the teen center every week and mom got them to play at my sweet 16 lol
@Aerialmrs 7 weeks doesn’t sound terribly far away. Looking forward to that number shrinking though!
@emjeve I was the same way with fruit when I started coming out of the nausea fog! I needed pineapple, mango, strawberries, and grapes for days. Still eating them all now, but they don’t taste quite as magical as they did when the food was lifting lol
@chewie5990 I was talking to a friend last night who mentioned hating her bucket seats due to everything sliding forward and backward through the minivan she has. We love our 3 across 3rd row SUV (Ford Expedition). We purchased knowing we were planning to grow our family, but also that we would be carting cousins and teammates around (teammates for us means lots of hockey bags taking up space too). Plus when we go camping and bring our dogs we have plenty of space. Our third row has the one seat that folds down with the press of a button, so instead of climbing over the middle seats when we had multiples in tow we would just shimmy through the back to check third row seatbelts/help unbuckle as needed. For my short arms that was more convenient than trying to reach over the middle row. Ideally I wanted the EL for a bit more trunk space with the third row up, but I’m still pleased with the standard length expedition. Not sure if any of that feedback helps, but it’s all I’ve got lol
@whatabout2ndbreakfast I’ve been having lots of RLP too. I had some running belly bands arrive late last week and have been wearing one during the day not just while running, the RLP seems to be less when I do.
@babybelugaco i can’t believe he hasn’t made any progress on the move-out front yet! Is there anyone else you could enlist to help pressure/guilt him into moving out? “Accidentally” Loop some of his friends in on the situation, if they have any type of common sense I’m sure they would start giving him a hard time for being an imposition.
@arrowmama that stinks about insurance! Sounds like it was cancelled in error? I hope you finish getting it all sorted soon!
@runningonindie fx for negative tests! My friends husband was exposed on a business trip and was only home for about 12 hours before finding out, but slept in the bed with her the night he came home and was around her and the kids. He wound up testing positive but they all tested negative after their 5-day period. It can definitely vary who it decides to hit, sending all the positive vibes your way!!
@sleepydaze that’s such good news! And glad you’re able to be a bit mobile now
@canadiangamermom I feel you on the brain fog! It’s part of what’s been taking me so long to prep for meetings at work haha
@kissyfir1586 I’ve been getting increasing itchy belly. running into issues finding a good lotion that keeps it at bay, so many of them have nut based oils and we have an extreme nut allergy on my son’s hockey team (we see them 3 times a week) so I don’t want to chance having something on my hands/body that could cause a reaction for him. I’ve been sticking to Aveeno lotion mostly but I feel l Ike I have to apply it more often than I would if I was using a butter or something.
@krash_ I would definitely recommend staying away from the doppler if there’s a possibility it may make you more anxious. We use mine after each OB appt so my husband and son can feel like they got to experience something that day too, but if I’m starting to feel anxious about things I make sure to stay away from it bc I know if I can’t find it then I’ll just make my anxiety worse
@deziraywatt I had a similar thyroid experience after bloodwork, though less runaround from drs. My levels were slightly elevated so my OB sent me to my primary who sent me to the endocrinologist. The endo re-ran labs and at that point the thyroid levels had normalized but she also tested for Hashimoto’s disease and I was positive for that (autoimmune thyroid condition). She suspects it contributed to my fluctuating numbers. She put me on low dose thyroid meds and said that’s probably all I’ll need to ever be on but we’ll watch it and adjust as needed. She did a great job putting me at ease. Fingers crossed everything turns out ok with you!