January Mamas Part 9 – Here comes the halfway mark!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
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  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Thanks for starting the new thread!

    Roll  Call:

    Due Date: January 21st, 2014

    Gender (if known): They said girl at our 16 week ultrasound, waiting for our next appt before we buy anything gender specific 😛

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if  any: 17w today, haven’t felt anything yet really.  A few times I thought maybe I felt something that could have been movement/flutters, but since it hasn’t gotten any more frequent I’m still waiting for the real thing!

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: Probably not professional ones.  DH likes photography and has a tripod for his camera so I know he will take some of me and we will use the tripod so he can be in some too.

    What are you currently researching: Baby monitors, trying to find gender neutral furniture, and I got a bunch of pregnancy/baby books from the library I’m trying to read.

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now: I am just loving being pregnant in general.  I am so blessed to be experiencing all of this right now and starting to register and look at furniture etc makes it finally start to feel real.  The weekly bump photos are pretty fun too, but I can’t wait til I see more of a difference right now I feel like they all kinda look the same!

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link  up if you want to: We are using amazon to register.  They were so convenient for our wedding registry, and you can also add things from other sites on that registry so it’s one-stop shopping!  They have helpful reviews of products too.

     

    Post # 4
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    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @lroetheli:  I think we may have seen the potty shot on the screen and from my extremely limited ultrasound knowledge I would have guessed girl too.  The tech said she was 95% sure but I’m still super hesitant to share with DH’s family.  DH is the oldest of 3 boys, and his mom was hoping for a girl for her third pregnancy.  All ultrasounds said it was, and when she gave birth, my BIL came out.  She already has one grandson, so I know how excited she would be to have a little girl in the family.  I just don’t want to get her hopes up and then say oops, nevermind it’s actually a boy!  She’s already been through that once 😛

    Post # 5
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    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Due Date: January 10, 2014

     

    Gender (if known): Find out on Friday (8/16) if baby cooperates!

     

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if any: 18 wk 5 dys, little thumps and waves that feel like baby is flipping…

     

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: Just talked to DH will probably just have a friend who is a hobbyist take a few pictures…

     

    What are you currently researching: Cribs and dressers, we are going to make our purchase after we find out gender…

     

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now: I love that my sickness is fading and I can feel my baby.  It was so reassuring since my last and only ultrasound was over 2 months ago!

     

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link up if you want to: I have a wishlist going on Amazon for right now.  I will probably register at Amazon because the majority of our family is out of town.  Then Target and BRU for the local peeps…

     

    Most Recent Bump Photo: 

     

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Roll  Call:

    Due Date: January 24th, 2014

    Gender (if known): We find out on Saturday!!! ( x fingers crossed x)

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if  any: 16 weeks, 4 days. I thought I felt movement once but I am not sure. I found out I have an anterior placenta so it might be a littler longer for me.

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: Yes! my sister is a photographer so we will definitely be utilizing her services. I plan to get them the weekend after Thanksgiving so I will be 32 weeks.

    What are you currently researching: Old Wives Tales and ways to tell gender before the u/s lol I just want to know so badly! Props to all you Team Green ladies! I could never do that.

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now: Honestly… not a lot. I have been sick and achey most of the time. Most recently I have been having back issues due to an elevated hip and sciatica. I have to see a physical therapist so hopefully it clears up soon.

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link  up if you want to: not yet… we are waiting until after our reveal party just in case people start searching to try to find out the gender haha

    Most Recent Bump Photo: I will have to post later 🙂

     

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    Roll Call:

    Due DateJanuary 16th, 2014

    Gender (if known): We find out 8/23

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if any: 17w 5d today, been feeling kicks the past week.  If there are multiple I can even feel it with my hand on my belly.  LO is really active with pop music.

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: We’re taking bi-weekly chalkboard photos which will likely be it.  

    What are you currently researching: Swaddlers, trying to see if the Miracle Blanket, Swaddle Me or others are the way to go.

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now: Feeling baby move!  I’m also starting to look pregnant body wise which is really nice since before I thought I just looked big in the middle and no woman likes that.

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link up if you want to: I’ve done most of the hard goods (car seats, bouncers, playards) but am waiting on the soft goods (clothes, blankets, swaddlers) until we find out gender since I would like to register for those in a non-gender neutral color.

     

    Post # 8
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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Due Date: January 1st, 2014

     

    Gender (if known): Team Blue! We had fetal DNA tested for our “high risk screening” and it showed fetal male DNA. We have the anatomy scan on Friday, hoping to see a weiner to know for sure!

     

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if any: 20 weeks tomorrow. I’ve started feeling distinct movements in my lower tummy that feel like a muscle spasming or twitching. It’s like nothing I ever felt before, and is different from the flutters/skin-crawling I felt a few weeks earlier. Definitely baby. I feel it most often after lunch and in the afternoons, when I’m hunched over my desk to look up close at something and my belly is squished. I also usually feel it at night after I get into bed. So weird and cool!

     

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: Nope. I hate what I look like right now, so other than whatever candids people get of me (or bump photos), no official pics.

     

    What are you currently researching: Just finishing up my learning on cloth diapering, now onto daycare research. Who to go see, and what to ask!

     

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now:  I love that my belly is finally starting to look more pregnant than fat. I love all the science I’m learning about fetal development–so so so interesting. I love maternity pants with a full panel, especially when I lift my shirt up to show my husband. He laughs every time, loves those funny pants!!

     

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link up if you want to:  I started our registry on Amazon, and then I visited Babies R Us to get an idea of price differences/availability. Once we get a good ultrasound Friday and visit with the doc in the next week, I’ll move some things to Babies R Us and make everything public. Kinda scary!

     

    Bump photo to maybe come later. Maybe. I still have that line between my upper bump and lower bump and feel really self-conscious. Embarassed

     

     

     

    Post # 9
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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @SaraP2012:  Good luck to you with the back pain issues. I’m in that boat with you, it sucks!!!

    Post # 10
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    787 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Roll  Call:

     

    Due Date: January 8th, 2014

     

    Gender (if known): GIRL!  An u/s tech friend brought us in at 16w5d for a scan, but we have our official u/s on Aug 23.

     

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if  any: 18w6d.  I thought I felt baby move around 16w or so, but I wasn’t sure.  I learned I have a partial anterior placenta, but I’ve been feeling kicks since 18w1d!

     

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: Yes! We loved our wedding photographers, so we will either ask them, or DH works with someone who does photography on the side who has offered to do them for us.

     

    What are you currently researching:  if online shopping=researching, the bedding!  I think I’ve researched all of the big items at this point.

     

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now: movement!  So far, this pregnancy has been a breeze, but the movement really is the best feeling in the world!

     

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link  up if you want to: not yet… we are waiting until our gender confirmation next week, but I will probably start soon after that.

     

    Most Recent Bump Photo:

    Post # 11
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    329 posts
    Helper bee

    Thanks for the new thread!

    Roll  Call:

    Due Date: January 23rd, 2014

    Gender (if known): Doctor said 95% sure it’s a girl at our 16 week check up- we’ll have to confirm at our 20 week sonogram. 🙂

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if  any:  I’m almost 17 weeks and I’m not getting a lot of movement so far. I did feel a lot of movement last week but couldn’t tell if it was the baby or not!

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: I haven’t thought about it – at this point, no.

    What are you currently researching: I’m currently researching a place to live!

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now: I finally have an appetite and have been wanting to a lot of different kind of food. I also love that I am starting to show (though my friends disagree)!

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link  up if you want to: I think we’ll go with buy buy baby and amazon. but we haven’t done any gift selecting yet!

    Most Recent Bump Photo: I haven’t taken one in a while – see if I can add it later!

    Post # 13
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    3032 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am going to try to keep up with this thread:

    Roll Call:

    Due Date1.11

    Gender (if known): Team Green! Unless I happen to see something on the u/s tomorrow since I refuse to turn away.  

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if any: 18w3d, I get flutters and thought I felt a kick- but not sure if it was or not.  

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: Yes, for sure.  Probably around 30weeks, so we have them back before birth.  I might have birth pictures (not of my vagina though) too depending on things.

    What are you currently researching: At this point TBH the health of my baby.

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now:  I feel good overall, I think my bump is pretty cute and I am happy overall.

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link up if you want to: I had an Amazon wishlist the day after BFP, will prob buy some stuff used locally and some big stuff then in the Fall move what’s left to an Amazon registery.  

    Most Recent Bump Photo:  

    Post # 15
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    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Roll Call:

    Due Date: January 12th, 2014

    Gender (if known): Team Blue, by my doctor’s guess at our last appointment. Looking forward to confirming it either at our 4 week appointment next week, or our level 2 ultrasound on the 26th!

    How far along are you and what kind of movement are you getting, if any: 18w2d, no movement. I thought I felt some bubbly stuff last night, but it may have been wishful thinking.

    Are you planning to get maternity photos: I don’t think we will. There’s a lot going on right before we deliver. If we do, they won’t be anything fancy. I’m saving that card for when the baby is born :-).

    What are you currently researching: What to put on a registry. We’ve been getting opinions from friends and family who have recently have kids, and I’ve been stalking looking at other posts.

    What are you loving about pregnancy right now: I love getting to see the baby on our ultrasounds and seeing how much he has grown! I’m loving that my energy is coming back, and that overall, I’m feeling pretty good. I love that it’s time to start really planning for him to be here…it seems like it is getting more and more real!

    Have you started registering yet? Where have/will you register? Link up if you want to: We haven’t started registering yet, but DH is open to starting to go look at things in the store and possibly start building our lists. We’re looking to register at Buy Buy Baby and Target.

    Most Recent Bump Photo:

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