Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of:
How are you feeling?:
GTKY: Share a meme about your job!
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: baby is the length of a 3 hole punch
Team 💗💙💚: 💙
Upcoming appointments: Tomorrow for my first COVID vaccine and glucose test as well as a potential growth scan, depending on my fundal height.
How are you feeling?: Back pain is kicking in and the fatigue is just increasing.
Rants/Raves: We had a wedding this past weekend which was a blast. It was so nice to see our friends and have them meet DD (we are the only ones with kids). Plus we got to take DD to Lambeau Field and see Aaron Rodgers and the Packers practice, which she loved. RANT: We are going to a lake house this weekend with DHs extended family. I bought all this stuff for boating and the lake to be told that you can’t swim in the water. Why TF did we rent a lake house if we can’t even swim in the lake? I’m BEYOND annoyed. Plus, they are making all these plans to do things away from the house and I’m just not up for that. I want a vacation where we can stay in one place and not race around to 15 different places just to find something to do. 😒
GTKY: This is how I ended my school year and how I plan to jumpstart labor! 🤣
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a platypus 😂
Team 💗💙💚: 💗
Upcoming appointments: 8/12 for 32 week appt and TDAP!
How are you feeling?: I’m honestly just fried. I’m so tired and out of breath all of the time. Idk if height has anything to do with pregnancy lol but I feel like my abdomen is so short that baby doesn’t have much elsewhere to go. I’m only 5’1 so I just feel like I’m walking around with a bowling ball strapped to me every day. 🥲
Rants/Raves: Rave- got my maternity pics back and I love basically all of them! She did a great job.
Rant: DH and I were talking to MIL last night, showing her maternity pics, and an updated photo of the nursery. DH told her we were waiting on our adorable mobile to come in the mail for the crib and she basically went into a big speech telling us to “stop buying things”. I tried to gently tell her when it’s decor that I’d like to buy those things myself but she basically kept insisting that people will buy us things that aren’t on our registry? It was odd. Like yes, people have already bought us things not on the registry, but I literally have received zero decor items. I think it’s just kind of a thing people understand, that the parents would like to choose the decorations? Then on top of that she said “what I’m trying to say is when you have two weeks left and you’re both panicking, we will buy you things.” Am I crazy or…. Why would we wait until I’m “panicking”??? I’m so lost. I think she’s under the impression that we need more help from them financially than we really do- but if she’s wanting to gift us something, I’m so confused on the waiting to do it until I’m panicking statement?? What’s the purpose? 🤷🏻♀️
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: eggplant, must be extra huge because there's no way this kid is that small.
Team 💗💙💚: 💚
Upcoming appointments: Tomorrow for.28 week check up and glocola.
How are you feeling?: tired huge and ready for Oct.
Rants/Raves: more house projects completed. We're so close to listing our house! Cross your fingers for us, Friends! Also DS (4) started tball and it was the most adorable thing.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: a bottle of Sriracha
Team 💗💙💚: 💚!!!
Upcoming appointments: next week for blood typing (because the 64826 times my blood has been typed already don't count) and the rhogam shot. Yayyyyy 😐
How are you feeling?: Anxious. Between DD getting (probable) RSV and reading/obsessing about the covid delta variant, my anxiety is out of control
Rant: we are STILL SICK. I'm over my food poisoning, thank goodness, as it was super miserable. But poor DD has been knocked on her butt by RSV, and I think I caught it too because I have a nasty cough. I'm physically and emotionally drained and I just want to feel better. 😭 Also it's my 6th day missing work which has me on edge. I'm going to be so behind when I go back!
Rave: 3rd trimester, baby!!!!!
Questions: where is everyone with name discussions? We still aren't 100% and it's adding to my anxiety. We are about 80% solid on a boys name. I thought we had a girls name good to go, but H and I both suddenly have doubts about it. I'd say I'm split between two girls names and possibly neither. Yikes!!
This is eerily accurate 😂
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Barbie convertible
Upcoming appointments: 32 week scan and ob
How are you feeling?: Good but huge and sweaty
Rants/Raves: entering the 30s weeks is getting me all sorts or excited and anxious!!
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Gizmo from Gremlins
Upcoming appointments: Thursday
How are you feeling?: Overdid it hiking this past weekend on my girls trip, so my back is killing me, but being back at work with my lumbar support thing on my chair and taking small walks around the plant will help. Also exhausted because I stayed up way past my bedtime the whole weekend.
Rants/Raves: Rave, I had a really great time on my trip. The indoor pool was magical. I got the longest hug from DS when I picked him up yesterday after not seeing him for a few days. Rant, I'm back at work and should've taken the day off to do laundry and sleep.
Feels very accurate for HR today since I was out yesterday
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: nearly a pineapple
Team 💗💙💚: 💚 (there are so few of us!)
Upcoming appointments: had one yesterday and next one is the 16th I think; will do my Tdap later this month; have to decide for the birth center if/when I want additional monitoring since I’m AMA — they said it’s up to me and gave me some evidence based birth resources to review; because I’ve had two totally healthy pregnancies at 33 and 35, I don’t feel like 37 is that different and the data I viewed is in line w that…but given that I’m measuring a week ahead and I know I ovulated earlier than my EDD indicates, I feel like my actual due date is a bit earlier so if I get to October and am still pregnant I may do an NST. I don’t know yet.
How are you feeling?: fine except for hips hurting when I’m sleeping — lots of flipping back and forth leading to little sleep
Rants/Raves: my kids are…making me feel like I’m a $hit mom; they’re pushing every limit (they’re 4 and 2) and are adjusting to transition since the 4yo just started pre-k after they’ve been together in daycare forever. DH was gone the last two days for work and I’m losing my effing mind. So much yelling.
Questions: for my fellow AMA moms, what “extra” monitoring (NSTs or biophysical profiles) does your provider do? The birth center leaves it up to moms because there is not a national standard of what should be done—there’s some evidence that risk of stillbirth (while still tiny) increases from 35-39 but if you’ve had a live birth, your risk of stillbirth when 35-39 is still lower than a FTM … so I’m still torn on doing extra tests
This is what it has felt like! When I left to consult in 2019 I thought I’d have more flexibility and I do in a lot of ways but I’m super busy…and only ended up busier in the pandemic (a good problem to have but I really wish I could work part time and still make what I make)
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Platypus to which DS said "a platypus would not make a good pet because it is poisonous and could kill you." Technically, they're venemous, ya little know-it-all 🤣
Upcoming appointments: Aug 20th (should have had one this week, but my doc is letting me skip it since I am apparently the least high risk that a high risk patient can be)
How are you feeling?: bigger than I look and super underprepared. The second one will just raise himself, right? Or my 5 1/2 yo will?
Rants/Raves: DS did a whole year of in person preschool and no one in the entire school got COVID. He's been in Kindergarten for a week and a half and I just found out one of his classmates tested positive. Thankfully his rapid results test came back negative. This is just triggering all sorts of anxiety in me.
Interesting Baby Fact/Baby is the size of: Weighs as much as a trumpet
Upcoming appointments: Friday the 6th
How are you feeling?: Huge, I just don't understand how I still have 2 months to go??
Rants/Raves: Today is the big Great Wolf Lodge $84 sale and they don't have any dates that will work for me. Unless I want to bring a 3 day old. Boohoo
Rave: My son started his new daycare yesterday! And good thing since all of a sudden they aren't sure what school opening will look like!!! ARGGGGG
Questions: I'm still thinking about how I had "great fluid" at my 3d ultrasound despite not EXACTLY following their instructions. I wonder if it's too high? My OB didn't measure me last time.
I don't think there are any memes about my actual job.