Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days:
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out:
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: What’s your ideal way to spend your birthday?
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: 💙
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a coconut
Upcoming appointments: not till 24 weeks
How are you feeling?: Pretty good however starting to feel “tight”. Think we are going through a growth spurt and I’m just feeling uncomfortable.
Rants/Raves: I love feeling all the movement right now! Some kicks are visible from the outside which is really exciting!
Questions: DS will be 22 months when baby is born. I have almost everything we need but for STM’s what is on your list to buy?
GTKY: What’s your ideal way to spend your birthday? My birthday is actually tomorrow!! Ideally I’d be relaxing at home with my family with lots of pampering. However I’ll be going to work and DH is making dinner.
EDD/Weeks + Days: 8/26, 21w3d
Baby is the size of: a banana
Upcoming appointments: I had my last appointment with my family doctor on Friday. Next appointment will be in May with my OB.
How are you feeling?: the last few days have been pretty rough.
TW: grief, death of a family member, loss
Rants/Raves: I guess I spilled my guts above.
GTKY: What’s your ideal way to spend your birthday? Breakfast in bed, some alone time (pedicure and/or massage), a family walk/hike, dinner party with close friends.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 8/15, 23+1
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: blue!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a grapefruit
Upcoming appointments: 24 week appt on Thursday - I feel like the GD test should be soon?
How are you feeling?: Good! Suddenly not sleeping well, but I think that has more to do with my lack of sleep hygiene and less to do with pregnancy
Rants/Raves: Ugh I just find myself increasingly irritable lately. Like I'm annoyed with everything.
Questions: have we already talked about coming home outfits for summer babies? I've only ever had winter babies - what do I wear home? What does he wear home? I wore sweatpants and a big coat home with the other two - probably not what I'll be feeling in August . Would it be weird to wear a flowy dress home?
GTKY: What’s your ideal way to spend your birthday? Sleeping in, brunch out somewhere, some family time (preferably outside in the sunshine, but my birthday is in December so ... that's rare), then a long, leisurely date night with H
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 20+6
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Pink
Upcoming appointments: nothing for a few weeks
How are you feeling?: pretty good overall. sometimes by back pain gets so bad i need to sit, its really just on the left side and goes down my butt. no chiro appointment for another week or so. i got SRC maternity leggings that really help "hold everything in" for when i'm going to be really active. it helps!
Rants/Raves: i had a babysitter for 8 hours this weekend! i got a ton of painting done, finally. lots more to go, but its nice to make some progress.
GTKY: What’s your ideal way to spend your birthday? sleeping in, having someone else make breakfast, relaxing outside (because its a magic 70 degree day in MN in March), going to a hot yoga class (haven't been there for 4 years now...), taking a long shower, and having family over for dinner/ cake.
@pickle-chips your post made me tear up. i'm so sorry. i wish i knew something to say to make you feel better.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: 8/15, 23+2
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Team green!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: A grape fruit, which seems smaller than last week's "coconut?" I don't understand these size comparisons!
Upcoming appointments: Not until May 7th
How are you feeling?: Good! Heart burn has started up again after a couple weeks of relief. But, overall I feel pretty great.
Rants/Raves: DH interviewed for a new, BIG position at work yesterday. It would literally change our lives if he got it. His schedule is so hard. He works 12:00 (in the afternoon) until 12:30 pm, Saturday-Tuesday. I basically solo parent four days a week, which is rough. If he got this new position, his schedule would be Monday-Friday, 7:00-4:00. I'm trying not to get my hopes up (it's a long shot for him to get it since most everyone else who applied has more experience than him), but the fact that he even got interviewed is big. So, anyways. All my fingers and toes crossed over here!
GTKY: What’s your ideal way to spend your birthday? Sleeping in, then going out to breakfast with my little family. We usually try to do a "fun" day at the beach or at the zoo. Then, we meet up with extended family and go out to dinner, sing happy birthday, and eat cake. I also like when DH arranges a "date night" during the week of my birthday.
@pickle-chips, I'm so sorry you're being rocked with so much right now. I'm goad you're seeing a therapist to work through all of the hard stuff, but also sorry it's making you extra raw. Sending love!
@emily1052, I got a lot of what the other ladies have mentioned. I added a second seat to my stroller, bought a new diaper bag, stocked up on "boy" clothes (my first was a girl), bought a new monitor (I wanted a monitor on both kids), replaced bottles, replenished burp cloths/swaddles (since they got a LOT of use with DD), and bought a new carrier. With this pregnancy, I'm buying new car seats. My infant seat is expired, and we want to do three across in my car, so we're forced to get more narrow seats for the "big" kids...so THREE new car seats this time around. Ouch. I'm also getting a new diaper bag (again), splurging and getting the owlet sock/monitor, and thinking about getting a mini crib for my bedroom.
Estimated Due Date/Weeks + Days: August 30/21 + 1
Team Green/Pink/Blue/Finding Out: Team Pink
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: An Endive
Upcoming appointments: May 11 for 24 Week Checkup
How are you feeling?: Great! Been getting so much done around the house/in preparation for baby.
Rants/Raves: Rave is it's gorgeous here, like high of 75 and sunny today/this week. Rant is it's that weird time of year when it's still 40-something degrees when I get out the door in the morning, which makes getting dressed even more of a challenge than it already is!
Questions: None at the moment.
GTKY: Because both of our families live in town (and probably also because we don't have kids yet so we have more time for this kind of thing, tbh), birthdays are like a multi-night affair in our house. We always reserve our actual birthday night for going out to a fancy dinner together or doing a small getaway if the timing allows, but then in the week before and after we usually have birthday dinners with each set of parents and also some sort of small celebration with friends. I love it but it's also a lot... I'll be turning 30 this September, so we'll see what that looks like with a very fresh baby added to the mix!
@emily1052 happy belated birthday! Hope it was a good one.
@loloyoyo26 any update on the appointment results?
@pickle-chips I am so, so sorry you're going through all that. I hope therapy makes it easier eventually, and just take the time you need to be sad about it for right now.
@BourbonBiscuits I hadn't thought about it explicitly but I assumed I'd probably wear a maxi dress home from the hospital... if there's some reason that's weird/not a good idea, someone let me know now! I'm pretty much exclusively a dress-wearer in the summer, so I'm imagining those are going to be the bulk of my maternity wardrobe in general.
@litzi-2 fingers crossed for some relief from your chiro appointment next week!
@grogu I either missed or saw and then forgot- are you on bedrest? Sorry you're struggling with that, it's so hard to keep a level head about weight stuff. I'd been stressing about not gaining enough, but even now that I'm starting to put on a bit I have a gut-reaction of feeling not good about seeing the number creep higher on the scale... it's hard to undo all the years of having that kind of thinking ingrained in me.
@Kenneylynn3 so glad you have some sources of support for your current stresses. It really is nice to have internet strangers to bounce this stuff off of for when you're not ready to share IRL yet!
@cyanope that's so exciting for your H! Sending all the good vibes.