Weekly check in!!

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Weekly check in!!

I didn't do one last week because we had a monthly one... And I am home on a snow day (grrrr I want spring!) so have some free time.

Name:
Due date:

How are you feeling emotionally lately:

How are you feeling physically lately:

Any major stress (or stresses) regarding baby's arrival?

If you are working how is your maternity leave planning going?

Have you made or plan to make a special memento for the baby?

Will you get newborn pics of the baby done?

Any summer vacation plans?

Any plans for getting back in shape after the baby comes?

Anything else interesting and fun to add:

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Name: Aimee
Due date: April 3 (csection march 29- 3 weeks from today!!!)

How are you feeling emotionally lately: ehhh up and down. Poor DH is getting the back end of this a lot and I feel bad and try not to but bam I am a beast lol... He has really bent over backwards for me lately and lets me do a lot of nothing around the house and with my daughter. I am thinking I will get him some sort of gift when the baby comes to thank him... I know I do not need to but with being preggo and me coaching he has been amazing!

How are you feeling physically lately: AWFUL!!! Pelvic pain is awful and I haven't bothered chiro since I am so close... Wicked tmi constipation and just overall feel miserable.

Any major stress (or stresses) regarding baby's arrival? For me it is not wanting her to come early... I have a nice plan (I am such a planner it is nuts) and my days for work are set so I really just want her to wait til 29th but I have odd feeling she is not going to. If she comes early I have to go back to work for longer and just stresses me out that with a csection my doc could not be there and I would have a stranger. At my old practice there were 6 docs and one was always on at the hospital so you had no chance of this. I love my new doc and know moving to closer hospital is better but this worries me

If you are working how is your maternity leave planning going? Last week I got ALL my planning done... My classes are all set for me leaving and my sub is a retired teacher who was actually my mentor so I feel really good about that. He is much more strict than me and my kids are dreading him which makes me sad but I feel good knowing they are with someone I know is good since my last maternity sub was a looney

Have you made or plan to make a special memento for the baby? I do cross stitching and I made her a wall thing that will say her name, birthdate and weight. I made one for my daughter and just have not framed it 3 years later lol. I plan to frame both these. I love cross stitching!!!

Will you get newborn pics of the baby done? I had basic ones done for my daughter and hate that I didn't do good ones... I will go to picture people I think while she is little and then this summer I have a high school friend that I think I want to do pics of both girls since she has a photo company...

Any summer vacation plans? We are going away for a long weekend to a kid friendly resort with my mil and fil. It has outdoor pool, playground, golf for DH and 3 indoor pools with waterslides. There is also a beach close by on a lake with a strip with arcades and stuff. Then we rent a beach house on the ocean in August with my mil, fil and SIL. I am nervous of this with baby being little but we have a big tent for beach and there will be enough adults that it should be ok.

Any plans for getting back in shape after the baby comes? This is a HUGE thing for me. My weight is way up this time and doc assures me it is fluid weight since I am way more swollen. We bought an elliptical at Christmas and I have a stepper thing. Plus I have some DVDs and just hope after my 8 week recovery from csection I can get back in shape. I am thinking nap times and after bed I will work out and eat better. I was up in weight before I got pregnant so overall I want to lose 50-60lbs in next yr

Anything else interesting and fun to add: my daughter has so many birthday parties coming up and buying all these presents is NUTS. She has one mar 22, April 13, 21, hers is 27th, and may 4 and 11. It is crazy and I try to limit 15-20 but it is so hard with the cost of things lol

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Name: Elizabeth
Due date: April 25th

How are you feeling emotionally lately: Most days I'm ok. I'm definitely more sensitive lately.

How are you feeling physically lately: I still have aches and pains, but I'll survive.

Any major stress (or stresses) regarding baby's arrival? Just work.

If you are working how is your maternity leave planning going? No planning, just trying to finish everything at work so they don't call me while I'm on maternity leave

Have you made or plan to make a special memento for the baby? I already knitted a hat! I've been working on a baby blanket. And I want to make his mobile, but I'm not sure that will happen.

Will you get newborn pics of the baby done? A friend is doing them for me when he will be around 2 weeks old.

Any summer vacation plans? Not specifically, but DH will take a week off around the 4th of July so we can spend some quality family time together.

Any plans for getting back in shape after the baby comes? Breastfeeding, mommy and me yoga (there is a free class on saturdays), and walking!

Anything else interesting and fun to add: I'm going to a cloth diaper store with a friend on Saturday. And then we are both going to see our other friend who had a baby boy about 3 weeks ago. Then we are going to a BBQ on Saturday night at a different friend's house. I'm booked!

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Name: Jessica
Due date: April 5th

How are you feeling emotionally lately: Up and down. Depends what is going on and what happens during the day. I sang in the car on the way home today. I haven't done that in a LONG TIME, so I knew I was in a good mood...haha

How are you feeling physically lately: Like crap! Hips hurt, back hurts, hoo-hah hurts (but not all the time now?), very hard to bend over.. and if I catch another eyeroll from someone at work when I ask them to get something for me, I'll kick them in their face.

Any major stress (or stresses) regarding baby's arrival? Just her coming in general. Plus I'm not really looking forward to going into labor.

If you are working how is your maternity leave planning going? I've already set it up that my last day will be the 4th, in a perfect world. If she comes early or late, I'll change it.

Have you made or plan to make a special memento for the baby? Nope

Will you get newborn pics of the baby done? Not professional ones.

Any summer vacation plans? DH's mom wanted to go white water rafting! I'm like HELLO, I'm gonna have a NEWBORN. LMAO. But the other day she said she wasn't really planning on doing anything ...not sure what changed her mind (I didn't actually SAY anything to her about having a new baby around.)

Any plans for getting back in shape after the baby comes? Pfffft, I wasn't in shape BEFORE the baby came. Haha! Although, I've had two people tell me that my @ss has disappeared lately. I really hope it's just because my stomach sticks out and it "looks" disappeared because I think that was DH's favorite part of me.

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Name:Katie
Due date: April 23, 2013

How are you feeling emotionally lately: Emotionally I feel like I'm constantly going up and down in the way I feel. One minute I am witchy and the next minute I'm depressed. I feel so bad with the way I have been acting. But it seems like lately each little thing sets me off. These hormones are wild.

How are you feeling physically lately: I am feeling pretty icky lately, even though it could be worse I tell myself. It's so hard to sleep at night. I can't get in a good position and I am constantly getting up to pee. My legs and back and sides are achey too and I have been super tired! But on the positive side, it could be worse.

Any major stress (or stresses) regarding baby's arrival? I am still working on the nursery and really ready for it to be done. Also extremely nervous about going into labor. I really don't want to have a c-section so I'm constantly thinking and worrying about that. And trying to figure out what to do about my kitties and the baby.

If you are working how is your maternity leave planning going? I don't work since we only have one vehicle. so I'm trying to nest. I really want to nest! Smile

Have you made or plan to make a special memento for the baby? YES!!! Since I am not good at sewing and stuff like that, I am going to work on a baby scrapbook for my lil bean. I am so excited about it. I love to scrapbook! Smile

Will you get newborn pics of the baby done? Yes , I really want to. I just have to find someone who does baby pictures for a decent price.

Any summer vacation plans? not sure right off the top of my head. I know the hubby and I and are new bundle of joy are thinking of going somewhere in august or September.

Any plans for getting back in shape after the baby comes? This is a huge deal for me since I have gained a whole bunch of weight during my pregnancy. I want to get back into shape and start working out as soon as the doctor will let me. I think the biggest issue for me during this pregnancy has been gaining weight. I want to lose a good 30 to 50 pounds.

Anything else interesting and fun to add: Well tomorrow, the hubby and I are going on our hospital visit. And then next weekend I have a shower! Smile

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Name: Jill

Due date: April 17

How are you feeling emotionally lately: Some days are better than others. One day I have the attitude that no matter what happens everything will work out and it's not the end of the world(we thought we had some financial things cleared up, but the state is being a PITA about it, so we aren't sure whats going to happen.) Then other days I feel like I just want to scream at the world and ask what the heck did we do wrong? DH has been out of work for a long time, I got laid off from my full time job and unemployment wont last forever. So kind of sad, that a few weeks after baby is born and i'm feeling better from recovery I will be job hunting right along with DH in hopes that one of us finds something soon-in the past 3 days he has applied for over 40 jobs....

How are you feeling physically lately: Again, some days I feel great and feel like I could keep going like this forever. Lately though, I just feel worn out. Went to Sam's club and Wal-Mart grocery shopping with my mom and dad yesterday and did a little over $300 worth of food shopping between the two. But, thats a lot of walking so i'm really feeling it today. Hands and feet are swollen.

Any major stress (or stresses) regarding baby's arrival? MMm, no not really. Except for needing wipes and some onesies and the car seat, we could be ok bringing her home. Of course we need more stuff, but we have a good start I think. Other than that, it's just worrying about who will help watch the two kids while in the hospital. Would be nice to know when she is coming and how so we can plan. lol

If you are working how is your maternity leave planning going? Not working at the moment.

Have you made or plan to make a special memento for the baby? I think DH is going to draw something up to put on the wall above her crib(he's really good at drawing things hence doing tattoos on the side). But other than that probably not....ugh that makes me feel bad. lol

Will you get newborn pics of the baby done? Maybe ones in the hospital. Then maybe a few weeks after she is born, I would like to take the three kids and get pictures done of them together and separate.

Any summer vacation plans? Don't think so. We'll take the kids strawberry picking in June. I'd like to try to come up with the extra money for DH and DSS to go to Six Flags one day but that will be a good $150 between admission and food and stuff I think, so not sure that is going to happen. So hopefully we can come up with cheap easy things to do every now and then. I know they are going to be bored being out of school and I feel bad we don't have the money to make it an exciting summer for them.....gah it'll be good when DH or DH and I can get back to work. lol

Any plans for getting back in shape after the baby comes? We will start slow by talking a walk daily weather permitting until I get the all clear from the DR, then DH and I are going to work out together to try and lose weight.

Anything else interesting and fun to add: My shower is next Sunday the 17th....other than that, just one day at a time.