EDD / Weeks + Days:
Baby is the size of a(n):
How are you feeling?:
GTKY- What is the best prank you’ve pulled on someone?
EDD / Weeks + Days: 11/01/2023 14+5
Baby is the size of a(n): lemon?
Team blue/pink/green: find out for sure in 5 weeks!
Upcoming Appointments: Anatomy scan Aug 24th
How are you feeling?: still like garbage. I’ve had a common cold for 11/14 weeks I’ve been pregnant and I’m still battling the constant nausea. Definitely a much more difficult pregnancy than my first
Rants/Raves: my son got diagnosed with pink eye and a severe double ear infection over the weekend so that’s been fun to deal with I feel so bad he never let on at all that his ears were hurting so I’m hoping he is out of pain by the end of his antibiotic treatment
Questions: anyone else setting up their nursery soon? We will be over the next few weeks so our toddler can get used to it!
GTKY- What is the best prank you’ve pulled on someone? Does pretending I am still going through with my fertility treatments for three months before I told family I was pregnant count lol?
EDD / Weeks + Days: 1.8 / 15w1d
Baby is the size of a(n): dollar bill 💵
Team: blue 💙
Upcoming Appointments: midwife appt. This Friday
How are you feeling?: Really good! Maybe too good? I’ve gained 6 lbs already. I didn’t start gaining this early with my keepers, so maybe it’s all the extra hormones I was pumping myself with? Or maybe just bc I’m older this time?
Rants/Raves: I don’t know how to stop this weight gain 😒
GTKY- Idk if it’s the “best” but I’ve been pulling a long-haul prank on my favorite OB at work for a couple years. Any time I see his coffee tumbler on the railing outside a patient room, I move it to the other side of the door. It’s subtle, but just enough to make him question his sanity 😆
EDD / Weeks + Days: 1-14, 14+2
Baby is the size of a(n): baby chick
Team blue/pink/green: We are actually going with team green, at least for now! MH and I talked about it and we asked the OB to hide the sex on the NIPT results and only report the risk levels. Came back low risk!! 💚
Upcoming Appointments: Aug 4th
How are you feeling?: Feeling good! Just hungry most of the time and probably more lazy than usual 😆
Rants/Raves: It was so hot this weekend! At least we got a nice rain storm on Saturday afternoon which cooled things down (at least for a couple hours). Yesterday was a bit unbearable. 🙃 I did get out for two bike rides, though, and of course I got a flat out on the trail so I had to walk about a half hour home with my bike. I guess that's part of the adventure lol
This is pretty childish but when we were teenagers, I did the classic sunscreen prank. I slathered my brothers back but left a smiley face print without sunscreen so of course he was left with a burn in that shape. I realize it's pretty rude now but he thought it was a little funny afterwards. At least it was a nice talking point with the ladies.
Baby is the size of a(n): post it note
Team blue/pink/green: pink
Upcoming Appointments: next week!
How are you feeling?: on and off okay/garbage. Hoping for some second trimester energy
Rants/Raves: rant—my entire extended family was in this weekend to celebrate the life of my grandma and my cousin announced her pregnancy. Everyone knows about our infertility treatments and struggles and none of them know we’re pregnant since we’re keeping it secret so I was a little hurt they made a public announcement without someone saying something private to me first.
In the military we have ‘common access cards’ that our IDs and computer access cards-I’ve taped the chip so my coworkers couldn’t figure out why they wouldn’t work when they left them unattended
EDD / Weeks + Days: 1/24 // 12w6d
Baby is the size of a(n): idk plum?
Team blue/pink/green: still tbd
Upcoming Appointments: check up 8/11
How are you feeling?: the nausea is a lot more manageable now, but oof the insomnia. I haven’t slept more than 2-3 hours at a time in days. Starting to get pretty stressed from the lack of good rest.
Rants/Raves: Rant — I just went in for lab work today and was told they ordered a drug screen. I’m rather annoyed by it because I wasn’t prepared; had just used the restroom and couldn’t provide what they needed. So now I have to go back another day, another long wait, and I just don’t know why that needed to be a surprise test. If I had known I wouldn’t have used the restroom beforehand. I don’t have a history of anything, I don’t even smoke or drink. Is this a normal thing for anyone else? I’m perhaps extra sensitive about this because my mother has a drug history and I try so very hard to not be like her in any way; a surprise drug test just made me feel shameful even though I know I have nothing to hide.
Questions: Anyone have any tips for insomnia? I’ve historically been a pretty deep sleeper, so this is new for me. Trying not to do the relaxing teas at night just to avoid extra bathroom trips.
GTKY- Not much of a prank pulling person. I do appreciate a good harmless prank though. As a spectator 😅
@footdrbritt so sorry they didn’t at least warn you. I remember seeing a similar scenario with a cousin, and she was so heartbroken by the lack of care.
@tryingktogku hope your son feels better soon! We have gotten as far as picking out some paint samples, and I’ve starting making space in the office to move the guest bed in. We don’t have any littles yet, just pups, so our focus is just getting things ready early while I’m feeling good.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 16 weeks today!
Baby is the size of a(n): avocado
Team blue/pink/green: the plan is to wait until delivery to find out!
Upcoming Appointments: 16 week apt on Thursday
How are you feeling?: better! Definitely have more energy the past couple weeks and my appetite has definitely increased too😂
Rants/Raves: very busy week this week. My uncle unfortunately passed away, so need to attend services which is never very fun.
Questions: has anyone else been experiencing sciatic pain? The past week it has hit me pretty hard at random times
GTKY- What is the best prank you’ve pulled on someone? Good question, no huge prints here! Still love the classic harmless pranks tho! I was always the friend at sleepovers in middle school that would partake in the pranking
EDD / Weeks + Days: 13+1Baby is the size of a(n): post itTeam blue/pink/green: blueUpcoming Appointments: mid wife appt yesterday, next is mid wife on Aug 25How are you feeling?: exhausted and nauseous still waiting for week 14! Rants/Raves: Rant: super busy at work and I have no energy to action everything. Trying to stay on top of things but feels like an uphill battle. Luckily my boss is understanding as he has 4 kids of his own.Questions: anyone else travelling? I’m visiting the US (I’m in Canada) a couple of times and my mid-wife recommended taking a folder with all my prenatal care in it, I’m case something happens while I’m travelling. While a great idea it kind of freaks me out. I won’t be travelling past 25 weeks but I guess better to be safe.GTKY- What is the best prank you’ve pulled on someone? I’m not really a prankster but love these ideas!
Baby is the size of a(n): post it
Team blue/pink/green: blue
Upcoming Appointments: mid wife appt yesterday, next is mid wife on Aug 25
How are you feeling?: exhausted and nauseous still waiting for week 14!
Rants/Raves: Rant: super busy at work and I have no energy to action everything. Trying to stay on top of things but feels like an uphill battle. Luckily my boss is understanding as he has 4 kids of his own.
Questions: anyone else travelling? I’m visiting the US (I’m in Canada) a couple of times and my mid-wife recommended taking a folder with all my prenatal care in it, I’m case something happens while I’m travelling. While a great idea it kind of freaks me out. I won’t be travelling past 25 weeks but I guess better to be safe.
GTKY- What is the best prank you’ve pulled on someone? I’m not really a prankster but love these ideas!
EDD / Weeks + Days: 1/3/23 16weeks today
Baby is the size of a(n): chipmunk
Team blue/pink/green: pink
Upcoming Appointments: 8/16 check up
How are you feeling?: I woke up and threw up this morning! I guess I waited too long to eat or something. It put me back in bed for an hour but I was better after that b
Rants/Raves: Rave - We met with a midwife from the midwife program we really wanted and it was amazing! I love their holistic approach to pregnancy and childbirth. They have a group for expecting mothers led by midwives and doulas that I’m really looking forward to joining. I told her I’m reading Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin and she said it’s one of her favorites - So thanks for the rec @daffodil_shoe!
Rant - We have an ant problem that I can’t resolve! We’ve been living in this house for three years and never had an issue, not sure why this year is different! 😩 They go for the most random things like avocados and dog food!
Questions: none at the moment
GTKY- What is the best prank you’ve pulled on someone? I got nothing for this!
EDD / Weeks + Days: 15 w + 5 days
Baby is the size of a(n): 4-5 in, between a naval orange 🍊 and avocado 🥑
Team blue/pink/green: Pink! per NIPT blood test at 12 weeks. Still getting lots of neutrals until she’s in my arms and know for sure. Yep
Upcoming Appointments: 16 week appt on Mon. Haven’t felt any obv movement yet and had a low lying placenta last time, so kind of anxious to see how things are inside!
How are you feeling?: Still love my afternoon nap, but otherwise great. No more gagging while brushing my teeth. Lots more energy.
Rants/Raves: Can’t get enough fresh fruit this summer! Esp watermelons. I basically eat fruit before every meal. Still crave spicy shrimp/noodles and hamburgers (like with my son), but fruits are a must with this lil girl!
Anyone else not gaining much weight in early 2nd trimester? I feel like I gained a LOT in the 1st. So a little worried.
Hmmnn…about to prank my mother by showing up earlier than expected after about 6 months of not seeing her. My husband is more the prankster than I am. 😉
EDD / Weeks + Days: Jan. 18 / 14w
Baby is the size of a(n): Peach
Team blue/pink/green: Pink
Upcoming Appointments: 7/26 checkup
How are you feeling?: Emotionally, better than I’ve been the last few weeks, which is a relief. Physically, my boobs feel so, so sore and they’re still growing. I wish so hard that they’d stop growing.
Rants/Raves: I’m normally a 32B and now we’re knocking down a DD, which is really messing with me emotionally. I’m bisexual and usually a fairly androgynous dresser, and having a huge freaking chest (while I know it’s supposed to be a blessing) is just so not me. I feel like I’m in the wrong body and it’s so unsettling.
Questions: Any not-first-timers out there, when did your chest stop growing in pregnancy? I know it varies but holy cow I need to know this will stop before I freaking fall over.
GTKY- What is the best prank you’ve pulled on someone? I’m deeply ashamed to admit that I have never been a huge prankster. I was bullied a lot as a kid, so being the target made inflicting pranks less appealing to me. I prank my dog all the time but he’s both a good sport and a tough cookie. 😊
@willrunforcookies I’m still in my regular clothes, although some of my high-waisted jeans are now in the back of the closet because the evening bloat gets too real. Time to stick with looser cuts and dresses until maternity clothes look right!
EDD / Weeks + Days: 1/10/23 - 15w1d
Baby is the size of a(n): donut 🍩
Team blue/pink/green: Blue 💙
Upcoming Appointments: next Wednesday. No US until 22 weeks which I’m sad about
How are you feeling?: Really good! Occasionally I have a day where I’m just uncomfortable? Like if I’m sitting down for awhile and especially if I’ve just eaten it feels like there’s not enough room for my organs, baby and whatever I ate 😂 think it depends what position baby is in because some days I feel great
Rants/Raves: Back to work next week. I like my job but the nurse at the school closest to mine quit unexpectedly over the summer so I will be covering my school and hers. Normally wouldn’t be a big deal but I think it’s going to be tough and exhausting being pregnant and driving back and forth and trying to do the work of two people.
Peaches are delicious. That is all.
Questions: Did anyone not have a gag reflex prior to pregnancy and now they have one? I never gag/throw up etc before getting pregnant. I haven’t thrown up but if I brush my teeth I gag. If I cough I gag. Any strong smell or gross thing…I gag. I’m so not used to that
I really don’t prank people lol! I guess the last time I did was in high school we did a senior prank and filled our favorite teacher’s car with balloons.
EDD / Weeks + Days: 16 wks
Upcoming Appointments: just anatomy scan at 20 wks
How are you feeling?: feeling better - a little more energy and way less nauseous
Rants/Raves: my partner and I kinda threw caution to the wind when we got pregnant - essentially had a conversation that we would be happy if it happened so we weren’t actively avoiding it. Now I’m paying the price and experiencing the most hurtful parts of my family. My mom told me I’ve made her feel like a complete failure and my brothers aren’t talking to me. My brother’s in laws have a family wedding next month and he’s “ok with me going as long as we’re married before then”. I’m 30! It’s 2022! My family would rather me be married asap to help with “optics” and don’t care about even being at the wedding. Maybe it’s my hormones but I can’t stop crying whenever I think about this. This doesn’t even come close to covering all of the other hurtful things my mom has said to me and my now Fiancé. Shotgun engagement - my mom essentially threatened him into getting down on one knee and proposing.
I’m also certain that they would’ve rather me terminate the pregnancy than put them through this. I’m catholic…
Sorry for the depressing rant.