February Check In!

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February Check In!

Wow we're getting down to the last parts of pregnancy! Lets do a check in!

Name:

How far along are you?

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited?

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby?

Names picked out?

What do you have left to get for your new arrival?

Any symptoms still sticking around?

How's DH/SO doing with it?

Favorite foods at the moment?

Anything else you'd like to share?

KET_2010's picture
Joined: 08/13/11
Posts: 1737

Name: Katie

How far along are you? 31 1/2 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited?
DD1 is real excited and impatient (but I'm sure she'll wish LO was back inside me once he's born lol). DD2 doesn't quite understand, but I'm sure she'll be excited a baby lives with us once he's born since she loves babies right now.

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? BOY!

Names picked out? Yes, but we're keeping it a secret until he's born

What do you have left to get for your new arrival?
We've pretty much got everything. I want to get him a new mobile for the crib since DD1 has her own and I thought I'd let DD2 keep hers (you know, for when they're older they can have their mobiles to use for their kids). Oh and we need to make sure DS's carseat is going to fit in the back seat with the other two lol because if not then UH OH!

Any symptoms still sticking around? Nausea off and on. I'm exhausted off and on too but can't sleep. Too much to think about!!!

How's DH/SO doing with it? DH just takes it one day at a time. He was happy I cleaned the room yesterday, but felt bad that he didn't help.

Favorite foods at the moment? Granola bars have been my friend lol. Also I'm craving chips but I've been holding off eating too much junk food!

Anything else you'd like to share?
I'm getting impatient waiting for him lol. But at the same time I'm nervous about his arrival because I'll be going from 2 to 3 and DH and I will be outnumbered! However, I really want to start cooking and freezing meals already (ha ha weird huh?) just so I can feel like we are fully prepared for him to get here! Also I've been making sure to check for preterm labor signs or anything that seems "unusual". Can't wait to meet the little guy!

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Joined: 11/21/07
Posts: 2195

Name: Megan

How far along are you?29 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? Lexi is super excited about having a baby and is always talking to and playing with my tummy. Zayne really has no idea what's going on BUT since he's TOTALLY into babies right now I think he'll be thrilled once baby get here

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy

Names picked out? POSSIBLY...I think it's been narrowed down

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? UMMM...well lets see...currently baby has no bassinet, only 3 pairs of pajamas, and 2 onesies. Oh yes and baby also has a car seat and a crib. So....yeah I need a LOT of clothes and a bassinet. I also still need to get Lexi a new dresser so zayne and baby can share a dresser!

Any symptoms still sticking around? The exhaustion has returned. Otherwise HORRIBLE heartburn is the only other symptom...oh yes and multiple trips to the bathroom Smile

How's DH/SO doing with it? Honestly I think he forgets that I'm even PG half the time

Favorite foods at the moment? At this exact moment I'm loving some Doritos...later I'll be loving some Girls Scout Cookies

Anything else you'd like to share? I just realized that I only have 11 weeks to get ready for this baby and I have absolutly nothing done. BUT at the same time I literally just thought "I still have 11 weeks, that's pleanty of time"

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Joined: 09/07/07
Posts: 620

Name: Nicole

How far along are you? 31 wks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? Coleson is and Sarah talks about the baby but she really has no idea what is going on. I think it might take her awhile to adjust once she realizes the baby does not go home and that she has to share.

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Surprise

Names picked out? Emerson Paul and Emma Nicole

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Wash the baby clothes, clean out the nursery and get it ready.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Tired all the time

How's DH/SO doing with it? Good, he just goes with the flow but I know he is looking forward to this pregnancy being over (he is great with the kids but does not really enjoy the pregnancy part).

Favorite foods at the moment? Not really

Anything else you'd like to share?. Looking forward to a quick 9 wks and holding this baby.

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Joined: 02/02/05
Posts: 3327

Name: Joy

How far along are you? 28-29 weeks. What does my ticker say?

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? My 15 month old is clueless and driving me batty since he has a cold. My 6 year old is excited but less than he was during the last pregnancy.

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Suprise

Names picked out? I'm still trying to get through one of our name books and have only make it to 'E' in one gender. Poor kid might not have a name ever...lol. We do know that if its a girl then Rose will be the middle name.

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? We've got it all. Need to wash the carseat though and move DS2 out of it.

Any symptoms still sticking around? I've been lucky and not had any really this time. Starting to slow down a little though.

How's DH/SO doing with it? He's a pro at this point.

Favorite foods at the moment? I'm not really into anything. Drives DH crazy when he wants me to help pick a place to eat out at.

Anything else you'd like to share? Just started my 2 night classes this week. Plus I go to chiro appts. 1-2 nights each week. I'm wondering how I'm going to do all this for the next few months. DH is being a trooper getting DS1 to Karate each night and feeding/putting kids to bed.

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Joined: 10/18/08
Posts: 472

Name:Erin

How far along are you? 30 weeks today!

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? Depends on his mood. Sometimes he acts as if he couldn't care less and others he's trying to give baby a pacifier through my belly button!

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Baby Girl!

Names picked out? I think we are settled on Avery Elizabeth

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Um...she's pretty much set on clothes up to 6 months. We have all the big stuff still from DS. I think the only thing I want to buy is a swing and a high chair when she's a little bit older.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Major hip pain and exhaustion.

How's DH/SO doing with it? Ok..he does a good job giving me back rubs at night! And he does help a lot with DS.

Favorite foods at the moment? Junk unfortunately...but I try to moderate.

Anything else you'd like to share?

Joined: 06/03/07
Posts: 623

Name: Shelly

How far along are you? 28w3d

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? My 3 year old seems into it. She talks about her baby brother a lot, kisses my belly, talks about being a big sister. Not sure how she'll adjust to the reality, though!

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy.

Names picked out? Not yet.

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Will re-use DD's stuff for the most part. Except for several big ticket things - need a new car seat/infant carrier/stroller/stroller system. Her's is outdated so can't use those this time around. I haven't prepared anything yet, though, so I still need to dig out old clothes, my pump/supplies, nursing gear, crib stuff, oh gosh everything.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Some breathing issues that I seem to get while PG. Leg cramps. Tiredness, as expected.

How's DH/SO doing with it? Ok. He's had to take on a lot of the work associated with our 3 year old, so he's more tired than usual. But, he's not really complaining, besides in a general way like I do too.

Favorite foods at the moment?
None. Pizza, I guess, which is my fav anyway. Don't have much of an appetite, actually.

Anything else you'd like to share? I'm surprised at how much harder this pregnancy seems to be for me, than the one with my first LO. I was hoping it'd be easier. Oh well!

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Joined: 08/06/07
Posts: 897

Name: Amanda

How far along are you? 31 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? My girls (ages 5 & 4) are doing well, and are beyond thrilled to have a little baby to help take care of & love on!

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy (90% sure, based on previous u/s. We have a growth u/s scheduled for next week)

Names picked out? Elijah Nathaniel

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? My family is throwing a baby shower this weekend. Afterward, we'll know what things we still need to purchase. We still need a stroller, more cloth diapers to add to our stash, and all the toiletries, but the rest is pretty good. We'll be doing laundry for sure!

Any symptoms still sticking around? Some new and excruciating RLP, ankle swelling, the sneeze/pee maneuver, and the basic exhaustion, out of breath, etc... haha nothing major.

How's DH/SO doing with it? He's offered his services as my personal slave, and jumps when I even mention getting myself something. It's a stark contrast to my first husband.... but on the other hand, I have to remind him I'm not on bedrest and I am capable of doing things for myself sometimes.

Favorite foods at the moment? Arby's BLT, anything with protein, fruit, chocolate..

Anything else you'd like to share? My birth plans might be changing, because I'm underwhelmed with the attitude my doctor and hospital have been having with me. Apparently they think bullying a parent into what they want is going to work. I am sure most times, it does, because they act like they are in charge. BWAHAHAHA We shall see about that... I have a very close friend who is a doula/midwife with local connections, and she's going to try to see if I can switch care providers, instead of this crap I'm dealing with. OK /endrant

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Joined: 01/21/11
Posts: 404

Name: Jenny

How far along are you? 29 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? This is our first baby!

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Girl!

Names picked out? Camille Elise

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Well, my baby shower is at the end of the month and since this is our first, we're hoping to get most of the neccessities taken care of then. We need crib, car seat, stroller, bassinet (pack and play), and all the other baby stuff. Whatever I dont get from the baby shower, my mom is going to take me shopping for the rest. Plus I'll need to wash all the baby clothes and get everything set up in her room. Basically, we've got her room painted and her dresser and a vanity that we're using for the changing table, and that's it.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Terrible congestion in the mornings and going to the bathroom every 30 minutes

How's DH/SO doing with it? He's doing great! He's going to make a great daddy!

Favorite foods at the moment? Peanut butter cookies with Reese's pieces from our grocery store bakery

Anything else you'd like to share? I woke up this morning with a sore, scratchy throat.. .I'm hoping it's not going to turn into a cold!

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Joined: 07/06/08
Posts: 7033

Name: Anna

How far along are you? 30 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? She's 15 months old and has no clue, but she loves to stick her finger in my belly button.

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy

Names picked out? Yup. Kole Ezra

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? I've got most everything ready to go. I need to get some diapers and do some more organizing, but otherwise everything is ready to go.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Fatigue has been constant, now I'm starting to have trouble sleeping.

How's DH/SO doing with it? Eh, he was better with with the first kid, but he's excited about the baby.

Favorite foods at the moment? None really

Anything else you'd like to share? I'm terrified of what I'm going to do with an 18 month old and a newborn, and I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by!

Joined: 02/10/08
Posts: 485

Name: Karen

How far along are you?31 and a half weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? DS is 21 months - he points at my belly and says 'baby' - that's about it!! he has no clue really...

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Girl

Names picked out?not even close... have't even begun to think about it really!! lol

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? we have all the 'big' stuff from DS - will be borrowing a moses basket for the first few months - I've got a sewing list a mile long to prepare for her -clothes, diapers, nursery decor etc... also thinking about getting a new electric pump...

Any symptoms still sticking around? insomnia.... blah.... leg cramps at night, and my first case of hearburn yesterday... joyous times...

How's DH/SO doing with it? he's pretty neutral most of the time - he's definitely picking up the slack in the cleaning and caring for DS department though, so that's great...

Favorite foods at the moment? nothing in particular

Anything else you'd like to share? I see my doc today - and will likely be getting signed off work until LO arrives!! yay!!! Am also sick as a dog with a cold/sore throat that won't go away... still terrified at the thought of delivery too..

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Joined: 08/09/11
Posts: 132

Name: Danielle

How far along are you? 29 Weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? This is our first baby

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Girl

Names picked out? Harper Danielle

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Lots...hoping our shower at the end of the month brings us some necessities. We cought a crib, changing table and dresser

Any symptoms still sticking around?Can't get comfortable when trying to sleep, baby brain, some leg cramps

How's DH/SO doing with it? He is so excited. I can;t wait to see him as a Daddy

Favorite foods at the moment? I read what you all wrote and desire each of them. I don't crave anything really, but if someone mentions food, it always sounds like the best thing ever. I am now thinking I need to find some girl scouts Wink

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Joined: 05/05/08
Posts: 383

Name: Ali

How far along are you? 29 weeks, 3 days

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? Piper turned 3 last month and she's doing great! VERY excited for the baby!

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy!

Names picked out? Oy..... going in circles with this. DH isn't crazy about my top 2 picks, and his #1 is my #3, so it's really getting us nowhere. Frustrating, because I just want to know his name!! Don't know how we'll ever decide...

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Ummm.... gonna have my MIL make new crib linens once I pick out the fabric. Other than that, I need to get a breast pump, a new pack 'n play, and maybe a new sling. Not too much to get for #2.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Just feeling really pregnant these days. My energy has plummeted and I'm having a lot of aches and pains. Bleh. 11 more weeks!

How's DH/SO doing with it? Just fine

Favorite foods at the moment? Everything.... liking food TOO much!

Anything else you'd like to share? Still have 2.5 months to go and I just want the baby to get here! Mostly because I'm tired of feeling tired. (Of course, it'll be a whole different kind of tired once the baby's here, but I just want my body back!)

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Joined: 10/05/11
Posts: 83

Name: Samantha

How far along are you?27 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited?They are very excited

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby?Twin Girls

Names picked out? Still trying to decide

What do you have left to get for your new arrival?Everything since I am on strict bedrest I can't do much.

Any symptoms still sticking around?Heartburn

How's DH/SO doing with it?He is excited but nervous about having two infants at once

Favorite foods at the moment?I really don't have one since everything seems to give me heartburn

Anything else you'd like to share?I am ready for the big day to come

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Joined: 11/07/07
Posts: 1796

Name: Jennifer

How far along are you? 31 weeks today

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? DD is so excited and ready to help

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy

Names picked out? Tyler

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Everything....quite literaly. I have been so slack with this LO.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Just tired a lot

How's DH/SO doing with it? I think DH and I are both still in denial that this baby will be here in 2 months

Favorite foods at the moment? ANYTHING. I am seriously hungry all the time

Anything else you'd like to share? Only 9 weeks to go?!?!?! Holy $#$%!!!!!!

jhj
Joined: 08/06/11
Posts: 360

Name: Heather

How far along are you? 31 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? My daughter is thrilled... she keeps telling me she wants a girl and a boy!!, my one little guy things he has a baby in his tummy, my other little ones are oblivious...

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Surprise

Names picked out? I do but waiting to see if my partner has any last minute ideas that change our plans

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Almost everything... I have three onsies... and all the stuff from my daughter, but it needs to be washed/cleaned

Any symptoms still sticking around? Not really, bit of hip pain, and heart burn, but managable

How's DH/SO doing with it? He's been so busy we have hardly seen him since Christmas! He is working his normal job and doing a course with the army on evenings and weekends...

Favorite foods at the moment? Cheese... but that isn't pregnancy related... apples too which is surprising since I don't really like them.

Anything else you'd like to share? I think I'm crazy... I am glad I did, but not sure what made me agree to another 3 year old today... Going to be a lot of sleep deprivation!!

Heather

Joined: 01/16/07
Posts: 951

Name: LJ

How far along are you? 28 weeks tomorrow

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? ds is excited

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy

Names picked out? none, probably should think about talking

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Everything

Any symptoms still sticking around? nothing too bad

How's DH/SO doing with it? good, pretty busy around here so don't really talk much about it

Favorite foods at the moment? choc but that might just be normal cravings that i'm giving into more haha

Anything else you'd like to share? I'm ready for spring, I really dislike this preg in winter. I hate all the clothes/boots normally and having a belly getting in the way is just not helping

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Joined: 07/22/03
Posts: 496

Name: Daria

How far along are you? 29 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? DS is JAZZED. He spends most of his time near me hugging my belly and talking to the baby and asking if the baby likes its big brother.

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Surprise baby!

Names picked out? Yep, one of each.

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? An extra car seat base, some socks, and a dresser.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Yeah, gestational diabetes... and heartburn.

How's DH/SO doing with it? DH has been GREAT. In a show of solidarity we went out to a steakhouse last night and he didn't get french fries. Then we went baby shopping and he bought a ton of stuff.

Favorite foods at the moment? Sugarfree Jell-O and chicken quesadillas.

Anything else you'd like to share? My boss offered to let me work from home 1-2 days a week until the baby comes. Woohoo!

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Joined: 01/10/09
Posts: 361

Name: Angel

How far along are you? 28 weeks

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? My two year old Caleb says baby and thats about it Blum 3 My stepson who is 5 is telling everyone he is having a baby sister and asks me all the time how much longer!

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Baby Girl

Names picked out? Yessem!! Kinsley Michelle

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Everything... We are slacking over here

Any symptoms still sticking around? I never really had any symptoms.

How's DH/SO doing with it? We have been really stressed out lately. With both our jobs being pain in our arses he doesnt seem to interact with "baby things" tho last night we looked at Play Yards online and he helped find a really cute one Smile

Favorite foods at the moment? Still cereal!!

Anything else you'd like to share? I have to wear a belly band now. It helps a lot with my back pain! I get tested for GD on tuesday!!

Joined: 08/09/11
Posts: 269

Name: Amy

How far along are you? Almost 31 weeks! Aaaahh!!!

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? This is our first baby so no other kids at our house. However my 3 y.o. niece is very excited (I'm due on her 4th birthday)!

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy!

Names picked out? Yes! Whew.

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Tons. This is our first baby so I'm hoping to get a bunch of necessities at our baby shower later this month. We have some newborn clothes, a few other outfits, a dresser, car seat/stroller ... but still need tons of stuff. No worries though!

Any symptoms still sticking around? The fatigue is making a return. I get SO tired SO easily it's nuts!

How's DH/SO doing with it? He's really excited. He's painting upstairs right now -- getting a guest room ready first so we can move all the furniture out of the future nursery.

Favorite foods at the moment? Nothing in particular, really -- I've been sick with a cold this last week so haven't really been interested in much. I've been wanting cookies lately but am resisting!

Anything else you'd like to share? Nine more weeks??? NINE???? I can't believe it. I can't wait!

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Joined: 12/07/08
Posts: 768

Name: Michelle

How far along are you? 28 weeks -- This is happening SO FAST!

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? My kids are SUPER excited. My oldest is definitely acting out a little and I am surprised because she is the one that has been begging for another sibling forever. She doesn't do or say anything mean, she is just EXTRA whinny and sometimes she says things that make her seem like an 18 year old trapped inside a 6 year old's body. She has been doing some eye-rolling and generally wanting to be toted on (which is weird cause she's usually VERY independent and wants to do everything herself even if I say no).

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? GIRL!!

Names picked out? Micah Lorelei -- although we may spell it Lorelai, not sure yet.

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Nothing. I just bought everything we need. Maybe some more clothes. Oh, and a baby bath. Glad I just remembered that!

Any symptoms still sticking around? YES! Nausea is back daily now. Lots of Braxton hicks, today was the worst actually I had two bouts of very strong BH contractions and they really really annoy me, not to mention it freaks the crap out of my husband.

How's DH/SO doing with it? I think HE'S the one nesting. He gets freaked out easily and wants to get me everything, very stereotypical male in that sense. If I ask something of him he gets really flushed and runs like a maniac to get whatever I ask very quickly. He won't let me lift ANYTHING - it's very sweet, but also kind of annoying.

Favorite foods at the moment? Mostly things with cheese -- veggies too. Not sure, it varies by the moment although I do have a really good appetite for dumplings. I could eat them for breakfast! Oh and ravioli too, I got 4 types of ravioli today cause I couldn't figure out which one I wanted more.

Anything else you'd like to share? Just seems like there is so much to do and suddenly there isn't a whole lot of time. I'm sure it will get done though Smile

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Joined: 06/23/11
Posts: 509

Name: Neela

How far along are you? 30w3d

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? We have an older son, he'll be 3 on the 20th of this month and is doing good. He talks to my stomach from time to time and will ask the baby questions lol, but I think he will be more excited after the baby gets here.

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Baby boy

Names picked out? Yes, it was originally Kayden, but now he'll be a jr.

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? Not much actually, just clothes shopping to do.

Any symptoms still sticking around? Yes, heartburn & nausea.

How's DH/SO doing with it? SO is doing good, ready to meet the baby although he is entirely too patient for me hahaha.

Favorite foods at the moment? None really, mostly just very cold drinks or fruit.

Anything else you'd like to share? Not much going on as of lately, just tired of being in physical pain & ready to meet our baby boy!

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Joined: 02/21/08
Posts: 924

Name: Kasey

How far along are you? 27w4d

How are your other kids doing? Are they excited? DS1 talks about his baby brother some, but DS2 is clueless. LOL!

Boy/Girl/Surprise baby? Boy #3

Names picked out? Yes; Liam Knox

What do you have left to get for your new arrival? No purchases really, maybe some sleepers. We have a LOT of preparing to do though.

Any symptoms still sticking around? My sinuses are all screwed up and that is causing me to still throw up some in the mornings.

How's DH/SO doing with it? OK, I guess. He's probably tired of listening to me whine.

Favorite food at the moment? Nothing really sticks out as a favorite. Just sweets as usual.

Anything else you'd like to share? I've been getting some painful BH here lately and a lot of them are in my back. Sad I really wish those would go away! My hips keep popping out of place but with the help of a chiropractor, that has been manageable.