Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:
How are you feeling?:
Me: 26 DH: 27
TTC #1 | June '18-August '18 | DD | Born April 21, 2019 | Due May 10, 2019
TTC#2 | June '20-February '21 | DS | Due October 27, 2021
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: “a cute vintage wallet” 😆😆
Upcoming appointments: I had one last week, listened to the heartbeat and all sounds good. Now I have to wait until the anatomy scan on June 3rd 😭 a month away!!
How are you feeling?: good! My body feels heavy, sleep is a pain, but overall pretty good.
Rants/Raves: I’m anxious about the anatomy scan and seeing a healthy baby. When I push that out of my head, I’m really excited to learn the sex! That would mean officially picking a name, decorating the nursery, buying a go-home outfit, etc.
GTKY: Keep cats, music and pasta 😆
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: an avocado
Upcoming appointments: in two weeks
How are you feeling?: Nauseated, weirdly. It's like my first and second trimesters flipped, because I've hardly felt bad at all until the last couple weeks! (It miiiiiight have something to do with the seriously hot weather rolling in, to be fair.)
Rants/Raves: I love my doctor. I hate my insurance company. That's all.
GTKY: I'll keep tacos, chocolate, and books. Being pregnant and having a toddler has taken away a lot of other things on the list already. 🙃
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: navel orange
Upcoming appointments: covid shot today!
How are you feeling?: Good, mostly. Occasionally tired. Sometimes still nauseous, but not as much and not as intensely.
Rants/Raves: We went camping this weekend and had SO MUCH FUN! But also we desperately need a mattress topper because I did not sleep well in our camper. Also camping is exhausting and I'm not used to so much activity.
GTKY: Netflix, dogs, and pasta. Although I use FB waaaay to much, it'd probably be healthier if I didn't. 🤣
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:He can now hear sounds/Pokémon card
Upcoming appointments: Anatomy scan 6/10 😭😭 8 weeks is too long between appointments!
How are you feeling?: actually really good! Nausea is almost entirely subsided. Now just battling the CONSTANT need to pee!
Rants/Raves: almost finished building all the nursery furniture, which I’m happy about! Rant is that we started paying for daycare this week for this baby, who won’t be attending until JANUARY! I know infant spots are hard to come by, but paying DOUBLE for daycare for an unborn child frustrates me beyond belief.
GTKY: dogs, pasta, and tacos
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a chipmunk without a tail
Upcoming appointments: This Friday
How are you feeling?: Good. Though the round ligament pain has started. I swear I can feel my uterus getting bigger and bigger.
Rants/Raves: We had a really great weekend. Got a new camper so got some necessities for it. And went to the zoo yesterday and played with the water table.
Questions: I don't remember GI issues with DS, anyone else feel like pregnancy has messed with those schedules?
GTKY: Pasta, books and chocolate.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: tall as a tissue box, pomegranate
Upcoming appointments: May 24 for 20w us
How are you feeling?: Like a balloon and thirsty af
Rants/Raves: People keep asking me if we've chosen a name already and my answer is NO. Even if we did, we're not telling anyone to avoid negative feedback. People will know after baby is born.
Questions: Has anyone felt baby move yet?
GTKY: Books, music, and TACOS!!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: pomegranate or game controller
Upcoming appointments: next appt is the anatomy scan, which I was able to schedule for the same date and location of my 2nd COVID shot.
How are you feeling?: good, normal
Rants/Raves: I barely passed my first glucose test, which is good for now, but now I'm really nervous about my redo at 28 weeks.
GTKY: How dare you?! I refuse to choose only 3.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a pomegranate
Upcoming appointments: none this week
How are you feeling?: I felt good after dinner last night for the first time in a long time!!
Rants/Raves: We ended up announcing to our families yesterday... It was unplanned, but worked out nicely. My parents and in-laws came over for dinner and my older son told them that Mommy had a baby in her belly. We then had to call our siblings to tell them, so we took turns video chatting until everyone was in the loop! My son seemed to have a lot of fun sharing the news with everyone!
GTKY: I'll have to keep my phone, music and coffee!
@vampirina +1 to the FB sentiment
@chindimples04 all the rage for daycare costs!
@kitandcat our due dates are 1 day apart and I am going for my A/S 2 weeks before you, which might not actually be a good thing, because I feel like mine is sooo early, and will probably result in me having to go back due to them not being able to get all of the images.
@gingermama46 pregnancy messes with all of my schedules!
@denise89_ name feedback is the worst! I don't care what you think of my name, positive or negative!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: as tall as a Hershey bar
Upcoming appointments: Wednesday and I assume we'll schedule the anatomy scan at that point
How are you feeling?: today I'm sore and nauseous, but generally I've been doing better -- the kids went to my parents on Saturday afternoon until last night and I worked on building our chicken coop which explains why I'm sore...why in god's name I thought it would be "fun" to build myself, I will never know. Between the cost of labor and my normal hourly rate for consulting work, this is turning into a $4000 project ha
Rants/Raves: Rave: I asked for help on a project and the clients stepped up! I'm so used to telling myself I have to handle everything, so it was awesome to know that they wouldn't think less of me when I asked. Rant: Just mad I'm feeling nauseous today...I'm supposed to be past this!
Questions: I don't think so
GTKY: I'll go w/ wine, coffee, and pasta -- this is with the assumption that I can still use my phone for actual phone calls and texting -- I'm assuming I have to give up the "entertainment" part of my phone, which would actually be a welcome relief since I feel like I'm on it too much. I have no pets (other than the chickens, ha) and I have deleted my FB recently and don't use other social media..so this is fairly straightforward for me.
@chindimples04 that is BONKERS. I mean, I get it that for an in-home provider, they can't really just hold a spot but OUCH. We've been paying $2145/mo for two years with both DD and DS in there. DD got into a public pre-k that starts in August (hallelujiah) so from August to January, we'll only have to pay for DS. Then back to $2145 when the new baby starts in January after my leave. But at least it's not all three of them in daycare which it totally could have been if we hadn't gotten a spot in the pre-k lottery!
@pizzaplz uggggh on the nausea...im with you today and I can't tell if its hunger or what
@vampirina we were supposed to camp last weekend and got rained out (tent, not camper); I really want to take the kids but I'm thinking that tent sleeping may be a terrible idea in the near future. And bringing a pregnancy pillow doesn't seem super practical.
@gingermama46 a camper sounds like a big purchase! Is it like a trailer or a thing you drive (are campers and RVs interchangeable or do they mean different things??)
@denise89_ I've felt random movement but not consistent yet
@aztecash remind me -- did you have GD with you previous pregnancy? My understanding is there's not a ton you can do -- if you're going to get it, you're going to get it :-/ are they having you do anything before your 28 week check?
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: an avocado!
Upcoming appointments: Monthly check in with midwife in 2 weeks then anatomy scan at the end of the month!! @kitandcat we are a few days apart and my anatomy scan is May 26 where I'll be 20w1d...now i'm wondering if mine is too early like @cenzosmomma said!
How are you feeling?: exhausted. truly. I didn't take good care of myself over the weekend (ate lots of crap lol) and am now feeling the after effects. Sleeping has been tough the last few nights so am hoping tonight will be better!
Rants/Raves: People are already starting to touch my belly without asking first. NOPE. Also everyone saying "OMG YOU'RE NOT FINDING OUT THE GENDER??? I COULD NEVER DO THAT." Cool, Karen, way to make it about you!
GTKY: Keep tacos, dogs & chocolate.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: baby can squint and frown, and is the size of a troll doll
Upcoming appointments: 2 weeks out
How are you feeling?: pretty good! Nausea is mostly gone.
Rants/Raves: we had beautiful weather this weekend, and DD and I spent the whole weekend enjoying the outdoors. I snapped a few pics of her in her "big sister" t-shirt and sent them to extended family to share the news. She looks so adorable a d they are some of my new favorite photos 😊
Questions: I have some csection/VBAC specific questions, but I think I'll started a dedicated thread in a few weeks. IIRC, I think several of us have had prior c-section(s).
GTKY: whoaaaa this one is hard!! I'll say dogs, music, and tacos. But I will seriously miss books and pasta!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a navel orange
Upcoming appointments: Next Monday 5/10, just a regular check up at 16 weeks
How are you feeling?: Pretty good, although exhausted. Starting to show more noticeably now - I've been able to mostly hide the bump with flowy tops but am starting to break out the actual maternity clothes. I have told my coworkers about the baby but not my students (high school) so I should probably tell them soon.
Rants/Raves: I ranted quite a bit in randoms about what to do for a "sprinkle" my mom wants to have for the baby this summer but having 1 or 2 relatives who are likely not going to be vaccinated despite having the opportunity.
GTKY: pasta, wine, and music. although this is an impossible list!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Avocado
Upcoming appointments: May 26th gender US 😍
How are you feeling?: my hips and pelvic area is so sore and so uncomfortable. Other than that I feel pretty good
Rants/Raves: DS is 3 tomorrow but wow the tantrums and whining are real and each day seems to be getting harder and harder to deal with. My patience is about a -10 which I’m emotionally struggling with and feel so guilty.
Questions: any good pelvic stretches or exercises/ programs you like?
GTKY: Music, Coffee, Netflix
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a croissant 🥐
FTM/STM/TTM+: first time!
Upcoming appointments: next midwife appointment is this Friday 5/7 and my anatomy scan is 5/21 🥰
How are you feeling?: eh? So glad I can keep food down, nausea is pretty much nada anymore. But the round ligament and back pain is just terrible.
Rants/Raves: I’m finally feeling like I look more “pregnant” hopefully instead of just really bloated lol.
Questions: anybody use the doona car seat/stroller? I have it on my registry. It looks nice!
GTKY: this question is literally impossible. Mostly because I’m not sure there is a life without pasta.