(Closed) May Babies Part 3

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well, I have been a slacker in posting the past couple days!

All has been good here, ultrasound went well, they were able to see everything they missed last time. Baby is 1 pound 14 ounces now, and by measurement looks more like 26 weeks 4 days than 25 weeks 3 days (but we likely won’t change the due date to April 28th). Baby was moving like crazy during the ultrasound, but we were able to get some good pics, I might get Darling Husband to scan and I will post some later (as well as a belly pic that I keep forgetting to get Darling Husband to email me).

I think I might have gotten a glimpse of the sex of the baby when the tech was moving the probe to see the legs, but I am not 100% sure and therefore are keeping it to myself (I did tell DH). We still want to be team green, so I won’t be looking for confirmation, and there is always a chance I didn’t see what I thought I did.

I went to aquacise last night, and it was a different instructor than usual, and she totally kicked out butts! My belly is sore from all the bouncing around! I have a prenatal massage in a couple hours, and I am very much looking forward to it. 

I will also be booking the glucose tolerance test for sometime next week, I am a little nervous about it, because of my PCOS history, and the fact that baby is already so big!

@Goldilocks1107:  I thought I had our whole nursery planned out, but then Darling Husband started requesting to add in Owls in stuff (the wall decal and the mobile), so now we have an evolving theme! Glad to hear you got your mat pants … they are the most comfortable thing to wear ever! I have been browsing baby sales and picking up clothes here and there, but I am trying to stop until after I have showers, because I know people will go clothes crazy!

@winniewolf:  I think the 3rd Tri starts at 27 weeks. Yay for your hubby feeling the baby move, I was so excited for my Darling Husband when he first felt it!

@MissDareDevil:  My IL’s ask about the pregnancy when we see them in person (about once a month), but they don’t call to ask about it or anything. Your crib is gorgeous! You seem like you are really starting to get things done! I took a quick glance at your blog, and your nursery looks like it is going to be so bright and colourful!

@magilnyc:  Love the picture! You look great!

@LAGS:  I like your wall and curtain combo! I totally understand how the pictures don’t really accurately show the colours. I definitely feel like baby has been getting stronger and stronger. Lots of times the movements at night are enough to wake me up, which is so wierd!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Ms Mini:  Glad that the AS went well!  Just stick your fingers in your ear and say “lalallala” re: the gender : )  Sounds like you had a nice day planned today!

@LAGS:  I really do like the color combo (and you’re right from the pictures it doesn’t look too bright there)

@Goldilocks1107:  Your workouts are the same as mine – elliptical, hand weights and walking.  I have officially given up jogging as the pressure down below was getting to be too much.  I also have bad low back pain lately – sitting at my desk 10 hours a day is hell.  Got a low back lumbar support and at first it seemed to work, but now my back just frieking hurts.

We also have 3 registries – BRU, Amazon, and Pottery Barn (just a few items…mobile, critter towels, sheets, bedskirt…).  I might try to get rid of Amazon, though.  I know the prices there are better, but I also know that most of my family and parents friends like going to the store to shop.

I’m in a foul mood today re: back pain and I’m going to be slammed at work for the next few weeks…meaning I have to work this weekend.  I am SO over it.  I made a promise to baby WW that I wouldn’t work any more weekends after my trial in December.  A month later and I’m already breaking a promise : ( 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Ms Mini:  Oh dear, sorry you may have seen! Although I’d agree that one glimpse at a certain cross section can definitely be misleading. Will you be the first of us to take the glucose test? I’ll send some early good luck your way!

@winniewolf:  Thank you! I keep complaining about the color to my Mom but she’s only seen pictures, I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m crazy.

I ended up making a few extra registries: Amazon, Diapers.com and Target ontop of my Babies R Us and Walmart ones but wont be sharing them with anyone… I just did it for the completion discounts in case I’m still in need of some larger items. πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@LAGS:   I think the wall color and curtains look great! But maybe I am  biased, because I have bright colored paint in the nusery with VERY bright curtains.

The paint went on the chandelier pretty well, but honestly I would just spray paint it next time around. The reason I didn’t spray paint is because we had so much snow outside (and I can only spray paint outside) and I wanted to get it done right away. I covered it with a clear coat, so you can’t see the brush strokes. Krylon makes the BEST spray paint colors…you can even buy speciality colors online.

The chandelier we have is only $40 at Ikea. Totally worth it! Home Depot.com has some cute ones too.

 @Goldilocks1107:  pre-natal massage… lucky! That sounds amazing. I wonder if that would help with my SI joint pain. What sort of place do you get a pre-natal massage? Chiropractor’s office?

 @Ms Mini:  Oh no, maybe you didn’t see what you think you saw! I know that sometimes baby parts can look weird though. We are having  a girl and yesterday I totally thought I saw a penis from a certain angle in the ultra sound.

I had an ultrasound yesterday… YAY! We could see so much… even the baby’s eyes moving around and her tongue going in and out of her mouth. It is insane to see every single detail like that!! She has been head down and face down the whole time, so hopefully she doesn’t move and I can have a vaginal delivery if my Bridal Party doesn’t spike.

She is measuring in the 38th percentile and is on track to weight mid 6 pounds at full term… which is great news!

I asked my doctor about going back to work and she said she does not feel comfortable giving me a note until 28 weeks. That way if something DOES happen (blood pressure spike or pre-term labor), I will be far enough along that the baby can survive outside of the womb…but that is still a very scary thought! Makes me think that going back to work is not even worth it…

After a quiet week on this thread it is so nice to hear everyone’s update!!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Goldilocks1107: & @Ms Mini:  Yay for prenatal massages! I’m scheduled to get one tomorrow as well. Hubby made a surprise appt for me after my rough day I had yesterday. Enjoy them!

I’m scheduled to have the 3d/4d ultrasound on Saturday. I cannot wait! 

@winniewolf:  Aww sorry about the crappy day πŸ™ Sucks when work never seems to settle down. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I forgot to mention (how fitting) that my prego brain has been amusing lately. Earlier tonight I went to the kitchen to throw a few things away, but I walked to the refrigerator and opened it. I stood there a little confused then it dawned on me that I needed to throw the stuff I had in my hands away lol. 

 

Edited to add: This was much more amusing in person, I promise. After reading it, it sounded kinda lame! πŸ˜›

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@LAGS:  I LOVE the nursery!  Too cute!  Where did you get the curtains?  They are adorable. 

@MissDareDevil:  You should post a picutre of the chandlier!  I am planning on putting one in our nursery too and need some inspiration!

@Goldilocks1107:  I need a massage about now… I will probably schedule one soon.  I’m starting to get knots in my back during the day from sitting at my desk so long.  We are also registering at BRU and Target.  I like Targets stuff the best, so that registry is really long, and BRU has lots of little stuff on it. 

@Ms Mini:  That sucks that you maybe saw the gender!  Oh well…. I would still keep it a secret and stay on team green too, since you aren’t 100% sure. 

@winniewolf:  Thats a lot of working!  You need a vacation, I dont’ know how you are doing it!  I work 37 hours (my company doesn’t believe in 40 hour weeks) and I am exhausted!

@Marriedandlovingit:  I have been doing crazy stuff too!  I have forgotten something in the house every morning this week!  Its important stuff like my lunch or phone.  I also almost came to work in yoga pants the other day.  I was getting dressed and my black dress pants were in the dryer.  I almost walked out of the door before remembering to change pants.  I had shoes on and everything!  Pregnancy brain is a funny thing!

Nothing much new here.  I convinced my husband to let us get a new couch since I am already having trouble getting off of it.  Its one of those that swallows you whole when you sit in it and is about impossible to get out of.  I can’t wait to get new furniture and get a couch with recliners on each side! 

I have been sleeping better, and actually staying up til a decent hour now.  I’m making it all the way to 11pm!  LOL.  The baby is kicking much more now, and her favorite spot to kick is directly on my bladder.  I had to leave 2 meetings yesterday to pee!  Luckily everyone understands around here and thinks its funny.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@MissDareDevil:  Great news about your baby’s progress!

@Marriedandlovingit:  @futuremrsrichardson:  Thanks…I just felt like so tired and “waah!” yesterday.  I think/hope things will calm down again by mid-February and I’m hoping this is the only weekend I’ll have to work.  I need to not throw myself a pity party every time work gets in the way of life.

@Goldilocks1107:  That’s a really good idea.  I think the lumbar support I got for my chair made things worse…last night my low back was literally spasming.  Today I just brought in a long and thin decorative pillow for the small of my back and it seems more comfy.  I like the idea of getting a tall workstation for my office – let me know how that goes.  I also was poo pooing the thought of a gym ball thingy, but have a feeling that in another 2 months I will break down and bring one in!

I am taking a few days off at the end of Feb. with Darling Husband – a little babymoon to the resort where we got married, followed by time at home to next and get the baby room ready – already looking forward to it : )

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MissDareDevil: Thanks! And I wondered if that was the one from Ikea. I’d been considering it but we don’t live anywhere near an Ikea. I might sneak up to Ottawa next time I’m home to grab it because everything else is just so expensive. Thanks for the painting tips too, spray paint it is! Tough decision to make about work, definitely go with your own gut and not the peanut gallery’s!

@winniewolf:  Hope you’re feeling better! I’m sure baby ww won’t hold it against you πŸ™‚ but hopefully you can find a little time to unwind and relax.

@Marriedandlovingit:  My pregnancy brain has been a little embarrassing too… my in laws were up a few weekends ago and I let our dog out and promptly forgot all about her about 5 times all in the same day. Not too big a deal except for the fact that our new home doesn’t have a fenced in yard and our dog is known to wander.. we had a few family search parties!

@Goldilocks1107:  I have to do the same, I haven’t done any registering in store. I figure all the free goodies and discounts I can get the better!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@winniewolf:  I was jsut about to suggest an excercise ball for you.  I haven’t tried it since my back has just now started bothering me, but I have a friend who swears by it

Post # 15
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Newbee

Glad to hear everyone is feeling good this week.  Most people say weeks 20 through 30 are the best of pregnancy.  Other than being irrationally cranky, I feel really good, just some heartburn at night.  Trying to eat more since I have only gained a few pounds so far.  

I have my glucose test on Thursday.  My doctor goes right for the 2 hour test so not looking forward to sitting in the lab for 2 hours, but not nervous about the test at all.  

@LAGS – I think your nursery colors look great.  

Two weeks until 3rd trimester!!

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@futuremrsrichardson:  Thank you πŸ™‚ I made them, but bought the fabric from fabric.com. Its a freespirit fabric and the collection name was Kumari Garden. There are a lot of really sweet coordinates too. Its funny you mention staying up late… I’ve been a night owl lately too!

@shortcake15:  Thanks! πŸ™‚

Happy Friday everyone! Hope its a great weekend for all

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