(Closed) August Mamas Part IV

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Team....

    PINK!

    BLUE!

    GREEN!

  • Post # 107
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

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    @bebefly:  I’m SO paranoid about that happening. I had to get a fetal doppler just to keep my panic attacks at bay! I can feel her move now pretty regularly so that usually eases my mind, but last night was like nada, and she’s usually so active at night! I nearly caved and used the doppler again, but then convinced myself it’s not healthy to use it EVERY day… poor kiddo.

    I’ve been looking forward to 24 weeks when she’ll have a 50% chance of surviving if born then 28 weeks when those odds go up to 85% or something like that, but then I still read stories where babies unexpectedly die in the womb at 32 weeks and up! You just can’t win. If you want to find a reason to be paranoid, there is always one to be found πŸ™

    Post # 108
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @PandasWifey:  Me too! For some reason I always internally freak out the week and a half before every doctors/ultrasound visit. UGH.

    So. We’re having a boy.

    I feel like such a bad person for admitting this, but I gotta say, I’m actually ….kinda disappointed. I guess it’ll just take some adjustment – didn’t quite realize how much I really wanted a girl. :*(

    OH. and my placenta seems to be in front of baby, which probably explains why I haven’t felt him kick yet. HE’S HUGE, by the way. Like! WOAH! He grew so much – I cannot believe his legs! He’s actually measuring a few days ahead but the tech said that just probably means a big baby. Good grief. 

    Oh, and his name is Andrew. and we’re giving him my middle name. Andrew Wylie.

    ETA: We’re team sparkle, by the way. πŸ˜‰

    Post # 109
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

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    @bebefly:  Congratulations on the BOY! Sorry to hear it’s not what you wanted. Is your DH happy at least? What is team sparkle?

    Andrew Wylie is a very pretty name… I actually think the middle name is what makes it!

    We have our anatomy scan today at 3pm; eeeeep, so nervous! I’ll check back in afterwards with any news.

    P.S. The poll on this thread is making me angry. There is no way there are six girls on here unless some people have found out the sex but haven’t announced it. I think there are 2… 3 tops!

    Post # 110
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    @bebefly: 
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    @PandasWifey: I have 3 more weeks until my next appointment and I freak out about it. I’m not sure if I feel any movement yet either. I’m 18 weeks today. I also still don’t look pregnant. I look more lumpy than anything since I have a fat belly to begin with. I’m not going to post pictures because I don’t have a defined “hey there’s a baby in there” look yet.

    Post # 111
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    So, here is my bump from this past Sunday. I was 19 wks 0 days in this picture. I usually carry my weight in my stomach, but I think it’s becoming more baby pronounced instead of tummy fat.

    @bebefly:  congrats on the boy! I have said boy from the very beginning so that way if the doctor says, “it’s a boy!”, then I’m mentally prepared. I’ve tried to explain it to people–I won’t be disappointed, but I know that I would be more ‘prepared’ for a girl. So, I’ve been saying boy. We find out next Wednesday either way.

     

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    @PandasWifey:  I can’t wait until I can vote! I hope your scan goes well today! I go next Wednesday and I’m so anxious. Hubby won’t be there so he wants me to have the ultrasound technician put it in an envelope and then I call him at work and we find out on the phone together. I don’t know if I can be that patient.

    I alternate between thinking that everything is fine and then panicking. I ‘think’ I’m feeling teh baby at night. Usually it’s right when I start to fall asleep and my stomach starts to feel like it’s going to roll, but it doesn’t; nor do i have gas. I can’t wait until it’s more pronounced. I guess I stress because my boobs aren’t sore anymore and since my uterus has moved up higher, I feel like my bump is smaller. Everyone around me assures me that that is not the case.

    Post # 112
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    @bebefly:  I completely understand what you mean. I was sooooo certain we were having a girl and was shocked when we found out it was a boy. I’m really glad we found out instead of waiting just so I could mentally prepare and get excited about having a boy. It’s been almost 3 weeks and I can now say I am excited! I told DH the next one will be a a girl though πŸ™‚ Oh, and I really like the name too!

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    @PandasWifey:  Ooohhh…can’t wat to hear what it is!!! Good luck today!

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    @Mrs. Bonnie Blue:  That’s what we did. We had the tech write down what we were having and then we opened it at dinner that night. It was really special to open it with just the two of us πŸ™‚ Love the belly pic too!

    Post # 114
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Thank you EVERYBODY for the congrats! I guess it’s not disappointment, exactly – its more like I could see my life with a little girl in it, and not so much a boy? I think Miss Bonnie Blue hit the nail on the head – I would have been much more prepared for a girl.

    I’m excited either way to have a healthy baby growing away in there though. I’m hoping these last 20 weeks just fly by – I can’t wait to meet him πŸ™‚

    Post # 115
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

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    @bebefly:  Although I am hoping for a boy, I sometimes think I’m REALLY (secretly) hoping for a girl!  I have a daughter, so it would be great to have a baby boy…but like someone else mentioned, I’m just so much more PREPARED for a girl.  I have a daughter and lots of younger sisters.  I think I’ve maybe changed 2 boys diapers in my life!  So don’t worry…I think what you’re feeling is totally normal!  

     

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    @PandasWifey:  Sooo…what’s the verdict?  Not sure what time zone you’re in, but it’s after 8pm where I am!!  (aka well past a 3pm appt. Smile)

     

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    @Mrs. Bonnie Blue:  I have the same tank in green and white!  Old Navy, right?  And I definitely see “baby bump” belly there!!  You’re looking good!

     

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    @orvis18:  Love the idea of having the us tech write down the sex and put it in a sealed envelope to open privately at dinner.  If we weren’t Team Green, I’d do the same exact thing!  I’m actually hosting a psychic party at the beginnint of May, and I’m planning to have her do the same thing!  But we won’t open that until after the baby is born…just for fun.

     

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    @Mrs Sarah McK:  I’ve FINALLY started to get an appetite over the last couple weeks.  But before that, I really had no interest in most food.  Makes cooking dinner so difficult because there’s never anything I REAAALLY wanted.  I feel your pain…hopefully you’ll come around soon.

     

    As for me…no definite movement here yet.  There’s been a couple times over the last couple weeks that I thought I felt things, but it hasnt been a consistent, daily thing for me yet.  Also…kinda weird moment at the doctor’s office yesterday.  I was told at our first ultrasound that our due date was 8/14 and they typically go by this reading because it’s the most accurate.  Well, when I went in yesterday, my nurse was like, So week 18…you excited?  And I was like, uhhh…whaaat?  I’m 19 weeks!  Then she explained she’s going by my LMP, which gives me a due date of 8/18.  I know it’s only a matter of 4 days, but I feel like she stole a week of my progress away from me!  (silly, I know)  But yeah, I’m going by 8/14 anyways!

     

    Post # 116
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Oh ladies, I really am an emotional WRECK today. Like seriously, my DH and I fought for three hours last night because I feel like he’s starting to resent me for the fact he has to go to work every day, while my job is “work from home” 6 days a week. Well, it may be “work from home” but I PROMISE you ladies, it IS work. I’m so frustrated because I feel like he gives me no credit for anything. He yells at me for not wanting to go out or do anything because of always being in pain, but there’s no question about that and it’s all due to the baby I’m growing! I take care of SIX animals, one of which is a 7-month old, 100+lb. puppy who would eat this whole house top to bottom if I didn’t watch her constantly. He has no idea how exhausting it is to do that and find time to sit at my computer and o the work I need to get done. Now you throw a newborn into the mix and I’ve been vying for a nanny trying futilely to explain, “when am I going to find 5 hours straight to edit photos?” He goes, “the baby takes two hour naps – do it then” I’m like yeah, and in that two hours I have to feed/watch the dogs, do the dishes, keep house etc., sleep at some point, and that’s assuming the baby even sleeps for 2 hours straight which is unlikely! He says a nanny is out of the question, yet he has no problem spending $6k on the nursery. I offered to trade the fancy nursery for a nanny just ONE day a week, but of course he wouldn’t have that either cause “it’s a ridiculous expense.” “Plenty of women work and have kids” he says. I said yeah, and they go to an OFFICE and pay someone to watch their kid so they can do that. They dont work AND watch a kid and six animals at the same time!” If it were up to me we would have far less of the nice “things” we have, and more of the everyday conveniences of living. Nothing gets through, so things are kind of icy today πŸ™

    In other news, the anatomy scan went really well! Everything looked good with our little girl! I was so extremely glad for that – she’s been kicking up a storm too.

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    @bebefly:  I was the same way, I wanted a boy for DH, but thought I secretly wanted a girl. When we found out girl, my suspicions were confirmed when I squealed with delight when they told us. I realized that is truly what I wanted πŸ™‚

    Post # 117
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    @Mrs Sarah McK:  My appetite seems to come and go for no real reason. I used to get really hungry on the days I worked out but now that seems to have stopped and I find myself not wanting to eat as much those days. Then there are other days when I could eat and eat and eat….I can’t figure it out!

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    @bebefly:  That’s exactly how I feel. I just never pictured myself with a boy because I’ve been surrounded by girls my whole life and I feel much more comfortable doing “girly” things like dolls, dress up, etc. then I think about DH and all the things he’s going to be able to teach our son and it makes me so happy. I also think that he will take a more active role in parenting because he will feel more confident with a boy. At least that’s what I’m hoping πŸ™‚

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    @PandasWifey: Congrats on having a girl!! I’m so sorry you are having such a tough time with helping DH to understand how hard you’re working and how difficult pregnancy and parenting are. It sounds like he’s having a hard time adjusting to things being different in your relationship (not going out, etc) and the unknown about how a baby is going to impact the relationship even further. I think this is probably pretty common for couples and we’ve certainly had our share of “discussions” about expectations for when the baby comes. How do you think he would react if you told him you are worried about the resentment you’re feeling from him? Just acknowledging it and coming up with some suggestions for how you two can try to reconnect might be helpful. I find that I have to have a solution if I’m going to bring up an issue in order for DH to really listen to me. 

    Post # 118
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Hi Ladies! I have been sporatic with posting but wanted to pop in with an update. We had our 20 week appt and found out that we are having a…..BOY!!! I was completely floored. I was CERTAIN it was a girl but the lil guy was not trying to hide anything. It was pretty apparent we had a boy on our hands! Now I’m scared b/c I’ll be surrounded by weiners…even our cats are boys! Yikes!

    Also, our due date has been adjusted so I’m now due Aug 3rd instead of the 13th. We had no idea when we concieved so I wasn’t surprised that lil man was older than they originally thought.

    Can’t believe a lot of us are either nearing, at or past the halfway mark already! Here’s hoping that the summer months takes it easy on all of us πŸ™‚

    Happy and healthy pregnancies to all of you!!!

    Post # 119
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

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    @orvis18:  I did mention the resentment, but I have no solution πŸ™ I can’t change how he feels. It’s just a really stressful situation to be in at this point. One day at a time I guess. We are going out to dinner tonight, so hopefully we have a nice time and he’s finally over it for the time being.

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    @ktgee04:  LOL “surrounded by weiners!” Too funny. That’s how I felt when we got to the point where we only had 4 of the 6 animals and they were all BOYS! One male dog and three male cats. Now we finally have a female cat and a female dog as well… and since the baby’s gender wasn’t under DH’s control, I guess God wanted the girls to regain the upperhand in this house! hehe.

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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

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    @PandasWifey:  Our house is the complete opposite.  All our pets are girls, plus there’s me and my daughter….so my husband is vastly outnumbered!  I keep telling him we should get another puppy over the summer since I’ll be home on maternity through December, but he thinks I’m crazy!  

    Post # 121
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Sooo….anyone feeling any definite movement?  I’m been feeling some possible flutterings, but yesterday morning I felt a couple without at doubt kicks!  It hasn’t happened quite so clearly since, but it was pretty exciting.  Unfortunately, my husband was at work, so he wasn’t there to feel it with me, but soon enough!  πŸ™‚

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