(Closed) July 2015 Mamas – Part 3 – Welcome to the 2nd trimester!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 451
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

redux:  I like the name Summer especially since she will be a summer baby. We’ve been calling our baby Andrew after my great grandfather and grandfather and that will most likely be his name. We only call the baby Andrew when we are alone though because no one knows we’re having a boy.

Post # 452
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

So after reading the post about the prenatal classes and I went online and the dates I originally wanted were full so I signed up for the only other option before I give birth. 

My Darling Husband and I can’t agree on a boys name either. We have the girls down but for some reason the boys is just that much harder for us.  

Post # 454
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

ShellVee:  Yeah I know it’s weird my friend will be in the delivery room with me but can’t watch a video, maybe it was just her way of declining because she is already doing so much for me. Wow it sounds like the birthing class is very informative and also a lot of fun, hopefully I will be able to attend one but I don’t think I would want to go alone, props to the girl who is 34 weeks pregnant and might get to be a live model for labour! lol That is exciting you are picking up the cot tonight, you are really prepared and organized, I will feel better after Friday once I start picking out stuff for the registry and buying baby stuff.

My other friend’s mother is away on vacation right now and she wants to buy my baby an outfit and she said she saw a cute pink sleeper and she wants to get it so she keeps asking if I am having a girl and I told her, she doesn’t have to get the baby anything but if she does she can always get a gender neutral colour because we aren’t letting anyone know what we are having until after the baby is born. She said she will buy it, her other friend’s daughter is due in May and is having a girl, so I told her since you know she is having a girl for sure, buy it for her then. Then she said, so you are having a boy then? I just keep telling her it’s a secret, I regret telling her now that we know. She means well but she keeps bugging me about it and she really thinks it’s a girl which is upsetting me a bit because we are having a boy! lol

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Post # 455
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

MRS-K:  Just wanted to throw this out there for you. I was talking to one of my friends who has had a baby and she couldn’t make the classes, so she found a course that was online through the city.  So she just watched it at home.  That could be an option for you possibly. 

Post # 456
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

mckeestephanie:  I may have to look into that. Thanks 

Post # 458
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Helper bee

ShellVee:  103 for me today…I’m starting to have those freak-out moments again. I’ll be super excited and looking forward to baby’s arrival, and then all of a sudden I’m like “what if I can’t do this? What if I get so cranky about getting up for midnight feedings that the baby doesn’t think I love her?”

We were at a 1st birthday party on Saturday (so cute) and I kept realizing little things I haven’t figured out yet, like how close is too close for cousins to come play when she’s trying something on her own (A was feeding herself pasta and her cousin kept wanting to help shove it in her mouth).  I guess we just figure it out as it comes along…Glad I’m signed up for some classes, though, I have almost no experience at all with babies!

We did put up some cute decals in the nursery yesterday and replaced the ceiling light fixture with a more modern, brighter pendant lamp, so that felt good at least, and we scored a couple of good deals at Target (diapers and an Ergo 360 carrier) which is always fun.  Little by little!

Post # 459
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

101 days for me until EDD. I can’t believe it.  I am going to wait until it is 99 days left to remind my husband of this. haha. 

This weekend we picked up our crib and did some more work on the nursery.  We had the old school closet doors that went all the way up to the ceiling. So my husband built a bulk head and then drywalled it.  It should be dry today so hopefully we can get the second round of primer up and then paint it in the upcoming week. Once that is all done we can set up the crib and order the wall decals/art.  

We still need to buy a dresser which I think we are going to get from Ikea. As well as a ceiling light. 

Post # 460
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

MRS-K:  Andrew is a name we’re thinking about too, if we have a boy.  

Pretty quiet in here lately.  Hope everyone is feeling good.  I’m 24 weeks today.  I remember feeling so relieved to make it this far with my first because it’s when more than likely baby would survive on its own.  Yay, viability!

Not much going on over here on the baby front.  Lots of kicks and punches, but otherwise mostly busy with work, chasing a toddler and getting ready to move soon.  I miss my husband. He’s working so hard to get our new house ready and he is rarely home.  We’re almost there though.  Hardwood floors are done, kitchen cabinets are in, painting is half done.  Appliances are coming this week.  Carpets are picked.  Still to do is finish second bath, complete master bath, kitchen countertop, some various lighting and ceiling fans.  So much work but so much progress already done.  Times like these I am thankful to be pregnant with a toddler because I’m spared any of the manual labor.  

Emotions are running high.  Bought my daughter a big sister tee shirt the other day and cried in Target.  It’s hard to see her not be the baby anymore. 

Post # 461
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Busy bee

It has been quiet in here. I feel like I’m just in the boring part of pregnancy where nothing big is really happening but it doesn’t feel close at all yet.

We found a new day care and actually cannot wait to switch. We’re basically officially moved in to our new house and we close on the sale of our old house on April 30th. I’ve made a few big nursery purchases like the crib and chair and rug, and I have the dresser picked out . . . but at some point we’re going to need to assemble all these things and actually do the work. I’m not looking forward to that! We looked at our calendars and realized just how few free weekends we have left until d-day, and that’s a little bit scary.

I go in on Thursday morning for my one-hour glucose tolerance test. I hope I pass. I didn’t last time, but did end up passing the three-hour. 

Our son has a cold/cough that just will not quit, so we’ve been throwing everything we have at that in hopes of getting the household healthy again.

Post # 462
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hi Ladies! It’s been forever and I apologize for going completely radio silent. I’ve had the absolute craziest month.<br />It started out okay, with our babymoon in Hawaii. But when we came back, it really hit the fan. A week before we were supposed to move into our new house (so right when we started really packing) my husband woke up with numbness in his leg. By the end of the day, he was completely paralyzed in the right leg. It was terrifying. We spent 2 days in the ER, meeting with specialists and a surgeon. He needed emergency back surgery to correct discs that had slipped out of place. They aren’t sure why it happened, but think it could be from an old college football injury that he aggravated working out. He had surgery 2 days after we found out and 3 days before we moved, so I was spending the night in the hospital on a cot and trying to back during the day. He can’t lift anything over 5 pounds or bend, lift or twist for 6 weeks, so he can’t even put on his own socks or brush his teeth without spitting into a cup to prevent bending over. It’s been pretty crazy but he’s starting to feel a little better. Thank goodness this happened in the second tri and he will be able to hold our daughter when she arrives. It will take 3-6 months of physical therapy but he should eventually return to normal. During the move, I also got in a car accident on the freeway. I’m okay, but it was scary to be standing on the side of a 7 lane freeway during commute pregnant :(<br />And it gets worse. During the chaos of his back issue, we had our anatomy scan. Baby girl looks good, but has a 2 vessel cord or Single Umbilical Artery. Most babies with this are born OK, but some have brain and heart defects because of it. She looked OK at our scan, so we are hoping for the best. The other issue is that they can stop growing when their cord is no longer big enough to supply them what they need, so at 28 weeks I will be monitored extra close at the high risk pregnancy center to make sure she continues to thrive. If she doesn’t, they’ll deliver her early and she’ll continue to grow in the NICU. I know it could be a lot worse, but it’s still scary.<br />OK, sorry for the bummer of an update. I have been meaning to write but there has been so much going on. Thank you girls for being such a great support system. I’m happy to be back on the board. πŸ™‚

Post # 463
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

lavenderskies:  Wow that is a lot to deal with right now. I am glad that your husband is getting better and will be better in time for your babies arrival.  Fingers crossed everything works out for you and the baby and it goes full term. 

 

Post # 464
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

tracylesq:  Andrew is a nice, classic, strong name, you can’t really go wrong, if you decide to use that name if you have a boy. Also congratulations on reaching viability, I am going to be 27 weeks in 2 days and I was also excited when I passed that milestone. Wow, it sounds like your Darling Husband is very busy getting the house ready. Isn’t it nice to be pregnant and not have to help? I know I have taken advantage of this on a few occassions! lol And I bet your daughter is going to be a great big sister!

Post # 465
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

lavenderskies:  Wow it sounds like you’ve had quite the month, with your husband, the car accident and baby having to possibly be born early. I hope everything works out and baby doesn’t have to come out too early. 

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