(Closed) May 2013 Babies Part 2

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 482
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@laceandpearls10:  I work retail like iheartnerds, so that already has me on my feet running around our big store for 40 hours a week. Beyond that and taking our dog for a walk with Darling Husband, that’s pretty much it. I’m pretty tired out by the time I get home. Hoping my energy level picks up soon now that I’m in my second trimester!

@mintmercury:  That’s exciting you were finally able to hear the heartbeat! 

I still haven’t had bloodwork done or any of my scans or anything, but honestly I’m not really concerned with it because there isn’t anything that runs in either family that can be tested for at this point (I have had a few relatives with babies who died from SIDS, so I will be testing for sleep apnea and haing a monitor for it, but that won’t happen till after he/she is born), and they already know my blood type which is a super common one.

Does anyone else still not really feel like the pregnancy is…real? That might sound weird, but since my belly hasn’t really popped out yet and I can’t feel him/her move or know what the gender is, I don’t know, it just still feels kind of abstract even though I’ve had ultrasounds and such.

The other thing that’s been driving me crazy is my in-laws…they are soooo bossy and my Mother-In-Law thinks she knows absolutely everything about pregnancy and babies. She constantly tells me how weird it is that I throw up so much because her and her daughter, my SIL, never got sick. I have tickets for a concert I’m excited about a couple of weeks before I’m due, and she’s told me to sell them because she knows what being that pregnant is like and that I won’t be able to go like five times. Apparantely having two children almost 30 years ago and being way over-involved in my SIL’s pregnancy means she knows EXACTLY how mine will go. Even when I say every pregnancy is different, she finds a way to argue with me! And when mine doesn’t go how she has predicted she implies I must be doing something wrong. The other day I had two sips of pop in front of her and I could tell her head was about to explode. She and my Father-In-Law have also decided on what names we should sue from their family and have started calling our child (who they’ve decided is a boy, and if anyone guesses girl they argue with them) by this name which we’ve told them a million times we’re not using. They keep saying they hope we’ll change our mine. I WANT TO KILL THEM.

Post # 483
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Wonderstruck:  Ah that would drive me NUTS, although I’m really not the type of person to tolerate pushy people like that. I’d probably push right back and say something like “you forcing that name on us makes me hate it completely, and because of the very fact that you’re so insistent on it, I’ve decided we’re NEVER using it, regardless of how I feel about the name independently! You’ve ruined it for us.” lol…I’m dimplomatic I know. I just hate people who try to be controlling and make things about THEM. Also as for the pop, I’d deliberately sip it in front of her and if she mentioned anything to me I’d smile and drink some more right in her face. Lol the great thing about your situation is that she desperately wants to control you, but you can so obviously show her that she is NOT in control. ๐Ÿ˜› Muahahahaha…*ahem*

Post # 484
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Wonderstruck:  I know how you feel… but it’s not my inlaws, it’s my coworkers!!!  Everything I say about being pregnant they have an answer for!!!  I haven’t had a tough pregnancy thus far so I’m lucky.  I mentioned the other day though how I can’t WAIT to have a bump so I look like there’s an actual baby in there and not just a food baby.  Two of the old biddies (who both have admitted that they hated being pregnant) told me to be careful what I wish for.  I will hate getting big and I have no idea what I’m talking about and to “just wait.” 

Really?  I just said that i’m EXCITED to have a bump.  I WANT that… I think it’s adorable.  I have LOVED being pregnant so far… even without feeling the bean move around.  Why does everyone have to be such a buzzkill?!?! Ew. 

Post # 485
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi ladies! Hope everyone is feeling great. We had our NT scan today at 12w6d, though her measurement showed 13 weeks! Everything looks good, and after the tech got these two shots, the babe started dancing and flipping and having a little party. Seeing him/her during this scan made it feel amazingly real. There is a real little human in there hanging out and having a blast. Makes me so happy.

Post # 486
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsKitchenQueen:  Aww how exciting! Those are such great pictures you got =)  Looks much more like a little baby in there than the 9wk scans, it’s crazy how fast everything grows and changes. Makes me even more excited for our next ultrasound (not for a litttle under a month, but we’ll find out the gender then too!)

Totally unrelated Too Much Information gross out here, but this morning I vomited so hard it was coming out of my NOSE. Ew ew ew ew. And it was like 15 minutes after I took my Zofran too…sigh. But at least I don’t feel naseous all the time anymore.

@Mrs.GtoBe:  Aw, that sucks that your coworkers are so negative! The girls at my work who have kids, and the girl who is pregnant with a huge belly (she’s due later this month) have all been super excited and supportive. Which is nice since I see them much more often than my in-laws, haha. The only people who can be kinda critical at my work are the guys who cannot even fathom having a child, so I pretty much ignore them.

 

I feel like I should be doing more to get ready for this baby, but it seems like everything I like is gender-specfic so I’m trying to hold off till next month. I don’t know, is it too early to start working on a birth plan and such? 

Post # 487
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Wonderstruck:  I don’t think it’s too early for anything. If you want to write up a birth plan, absolutely start early. It can always be edited later on.

I feel like I’m not really doing ANYTHING to get ready for baby yet. I’ve started doing a little research on big ticket items, like strollers and car seats, and putting together an Amazon registry to save ideas. And I’ve had some nursery ideas since before TTC – we’ll probably find out the gender but I’d still like to keep the nursery pretty neutral. But we haven’t started working on it at all. We need to figure out what we’re doing with the queen size bed in our spare room and Darling Husband stores all his clothes in there so we need to find a way to get all his crap out of that space so we can paint and get new furniture in there.

I did register for our childbirth and parenting classes so I’m waiting to hear back with a schedule, but I haven’t started a birth plan. I do have some preferences but I feel like my plan will likely just get ignored for the most part so I don’t know if I should bother.

Post # 488
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs.GtoBe:  I hear you!  Although my coworkers don’t really say it in a negative way, they still say it in a “be careful what you wish for hahahaha because it’ll all come soon just wait!” and I’m always like, “yeah I get it, back pains, fatigue blah blah but RIGHT NOW I’m excited so please just let me have this k?”

 

They were the same way about when I was getting married.  “Oh it’s sweet that you’re so excited but just wait men, men, men, housework, housework, housework, blah blah blah.”  I actually broke down one day and said “hey look, I get that you’ve had 3 divorces but please let me be excited about this anyways.  It’s not fair to lump you and I into the same category just because we both filed the same legal documents mmk?” that shut them up pretty quick lol

Post # 489
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@laceandpearls10:  I don’t think they’re TRYING to be negative, but everyone just seems to think they know better because they’ve been there already.  I have a mom and mother-in-law and best friends that are all mommies already.  If I want advice, I will ask them… people that will be compassionate about it.  I get it too…. I’m already ready for bed when I get up in the morning… I have heartburn like no other… while it’s nothing glamorous, it’s all part of this pregnancy that I’ve wanted so badly ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really ok with all of it. 

I work with a bunch that are just negative nancies anyway so I really should just know better! LOL

Hahahahaha… I love your comeback about your wedding.  I had that too. “Oh, you should just elope and save yourself the money and headache…”  OR… I can get married the way I want to and spend a down payment on a house to have dinner and a good time and love every second of it…. which, I did. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 490
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Huh. I called my clinic this morning to see if any of the results came back on my first trimester screening bloodwork, and the nurse just said everything was normal, it was a very good report, and they’re not recommending any further tests.

That’s all well and good, but I wonder why I wasn’t given the ratio information everyone else was? I guess maybe my doctor will tell me on Tuesday.

Anyone else have this happen?

Post # 491
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@daybyday:  i don’t know if it makes a difference in how things are done, but i went to a specialist for my blood work and NT scan. right after our scan, we got the results and a print out that had my blood work results as well as our calculated risk (in graph and numeric form) for down syndrome and trisomy 18. if it were me, i would press them for more details on tuesday. the reason i had these tests done was to get a statistic for peace of mind, and although it sounds like your results are great, i’m sure a concrete and specific answer was more what you were looking for! 

Post # 492
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Helper bee

@daybyday:  My dr’s office did this when they called with my results. However, I knew that there was also a ratio from people posting on here, so I specifically asked the nurse what the ratio was, and she told me. 1/8324 for downs, and 1/10000+ for the other trisomies. 

Post # 493
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Got the results of my NT scan today! 1 in 9,700 (don’t remember the exact number) for Downs, <1 in 10,000 for trisomies. All other bloodwork came back good, and we finally got to hear LO’s heartbeat! Yay!

Post # 494
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@iheartnerds:  yay! those are great results. we had almost the same results too! isn’t hearing the heartbeat amazing? i wish they would have let us record it ๐Ÿ™ now you can relax and enjoy your weekend. 

Post # 495
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mintmercury: Hearing the heartbeat was almost cooler than the ultrasound, for me.

Post # 496
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hey May Mammas! Does someone want to start part 3 so I can close this one since it is quite large? 

Let me know once part 3 is started and I can close this one!

Thanks!!

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