April Check-in

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April Check-in

I figured we could use another one of these since it's a new month!

1. Due Date:
2. How far along are you now?:
3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?:
4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? (I think most of us have found out by now):
5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? (I think a few of us have already shared in a previous post):
6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?:
7. What is your main goal for this month?:
8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower?:
9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? (especially, for those having a home birth):
10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? (or, do any FT moms have any great tips that have been shared with them to share with the rest of us?):

Let's get chatting! Smile

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Joined: 12/21/06
Posts: 230

1. Due Date: August 14th

2. How far along are you now?: 20w5d

3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?: still just the random gagging and more heartburn

4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? (I think most of us have found out by now): It's a GIRL

5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? (I think a few of us have already shared in a previous post): Penelope Jane, we call her Penny for short

6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?: Not much, we're actually going to be knocking down a wall in the house soon to make an extra bedroom

7. What is your main goal for this month?: To get started on that extra room

8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower?: My mom is for sure, not sure about the in-laws

9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? (especially, for those having a home birth): No, except that it'll be in the hospital

10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? (or, do any FT moms have any great tips that have been shared with them to share with the rest of us?): no tips from this FT mom

Joined: 07/09/11
Posts: 798

1. Due Date: August 24, 2012

2. How far along are you now?: I am 19 weeks and 3 days pregnant!

3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?: I still experience random gagging and the occasional hip pain; but, that's about it so I'm feeling pretty lucky!

4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? (I think most of us have found out by now): DH and I just found out that we are having a BABY BOY and we couldn't be more excited!

5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? (I think a few of us have already shared in a previous post): Well, before finding out that this LO is a boy and seeing him on the ultrasound, DH and I thought we had our name picked up; but, I no longer feel that it suits our baby boy! We're now thinking of other names and I don't want to settle until he "feels" like that name!

6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?: I've purchased the crib, mattress, dresser, change table and bedding! This week, we'll be ordering the stroller and car seat! Other than some clothing items, that's about it!

7. What is your main goal for this month?: This month, our goal is to decide on a stroller and car seat and have that ordered and then we'll probably move on to looking into swings, high chairs, playards, etc. to see what we need in that department!

8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower?: Well, I won't be throwing my own and, since DH and I live away from all of our family, I doubt we will be having a baby shower unless my co-workers throw something for me! But, as far as I know, there won't be one!

9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? (especially, for those having a home birth): I haven't really started thinking about a "plan". I know I want to be in a hospital where I can receive any medical interventions that might be required during the delivery.

10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? (or, do any FT moms have any great tips that have been shared with them to share with the rest of us?): The only thing I've been told so far, which I wouldn't have even thought about, is to make sure to point baby boys' equipment downward in the diaper to avoid unnecessary leaking! I would NOT have known to do that! haha

Joined: 11/29/06
Posts: 1316

1. Due Date: Aug 24
2. How far along are you now?: 19w 2d
3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?: exhaustion
4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? (I think most of us have found out by now): Surprise!! Won't know until his/her birth day!
5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? (I think a few of us have already shared in a previous post) Not yet Sad We're still up in the air about a few
6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?:Nothing really... I do some periodic spinning babies, but won't get hardcore about it until later in the pregnancy.
7. What is your main goal for this month? Get over the sickness! I've been so sick lately (migraine, cold, sinus infection..) I just want to be healthy
8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower? Nope, not this time. I had 2 showers with DS.
9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? (especially, for those having a home birth):.Yes, I will have specific "birth wishes" brought up with my birth attendants. But I do have a "in case of transfer" birth plan for a hospital transfer - there were things that happened at my hospital transfer with DS that I do NOT want happening again, and will have a birth plan with me and given to the OB on call if I do transfer again. But, here's hoping this baby is a wonderful home birth Smile
10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? (or, do any FT moms have any great tips that have been shared with them to share with the rest of us? Research research research! Don't be a bobble-head and go with whatever the OB says is best. Not all OBs think the same so your OB might not be giving you all the options and you DO have options, learn them!

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Joined: 11/28/11
Posts: 192

1. Due Date: August 5th
2. How far along are you now?: 22 weeks and going strong!
3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?: Just an occasional pregnancy meltdown and some hot flashes for the most part
4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? (I think most of us have found out by now):GIRL!!
5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? (I think a few of us have already shared in a previous post): Sophia Taylor
6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?: We have most of our big ticket items such as crib, glider, pack n' play, stroller and her bedding set. I've also got a few outfits because my mother can't help herself. I keep saying I am going to paint her room but....uhg...maybe next week....
7. What is your main goal for this month?: Keeping my weight in check especially now that LO is growing by poundage and no longer in partial ounces. Also now that she is tasting what I am eating through amniotic fluid, im hoping to really eat a good spectrum of foods.
8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower?: My friend is in charge of my shower on May 26th and I can't wait. Going to see lots of my friends that I havent seen in a long time!!
9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? (especially, for those having a home birth): As long as all goes well we will be doing a water birth at the birth center with my midwife and are starting hypnobirthing classes on the 10th of this month.
10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? (or, do any FT moms have any great tips that have been shared with them to share with the rest of us?): Nope! it is all new to me!!

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Joined: 06/29/04
Posts: 858

1. Due Date: AUG 1st!
2. How far along are you now?: See BLINKIE BELOW:0)
3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?: Pelvic Pain, hernia issues, nasuesa, low bp(passing out) I'm moody.
4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? BOY
5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? Abram Robert
6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?: Bought some extra sleepers and socks.
7. What is your main goal for this month?: Not to gain a lot of weight.
8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower?: No
9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? Just a hospital birth
10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? Take advice...and make it your own:0) Carry Hand sani...lol:0)

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Joined: 11/28/11
Posts: 70

1. Due Date: August 2
2. How far along are you now?: 22 weeks, 5 days
3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?: My knees down get really swollen Sad
4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? (I think most of us have found out by now): Girl!
5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? (I think a few of us have already shared in a previous post): Not 100% sure yet.
6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?: Bought the crib, mattress, bedding, changing table, went to the pump store to get all new materials, bought some decorations for the nursery, finished registry, started recieving lots of clothing and other used baby items from friends, organizing the house, taking Bradley Birthing method classes, touring hospitals, and interviewing midwives and doulas, phew!
7. What is your main goal for this month?: To put together the crib and changing table.
8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower?: Mom will throw one for family, close friend will throw one for friends.
9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? (especially, for those having a home birth): For the most part, now just need to write it down.
10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? (or, do any FT moms have any great tips that have been shared with them to share with the rest of us?):
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Joined: 09/08/09
Posts: 922

1. Due Date: August 16th

2. How far along are you now?: 20 weeks 4 days

3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?: Just really fighting some nasty fatigue, lately. Sad Other than that, the usual pregnancy stuff - get full fast, tire on the stairs, etc. All from baby D taking up more and more room.

4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? (I think most of us have found out by now): A boy Biggrin

5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? (I think a few of us have already shared in a previous post): Nope - still not decided. DH had a dream on Saturday night that we didn't name the baby - it was He Who Shall Not Be Named because we couldn't agree on one. ROFL I laughed my head off when he told me about that!!

6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?:
Lots of shopping and preparing the girls. But we have a LOT to do - the baby's room hasn't even been framed, yet... *sigh*

7. What is your main goal for this month?: Survive everything going on this month, and have our garage sale so we can clean out the basement - especially the area where Baby D's room will be. We can't get started until that is done...

8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower?:
It sounds like my coworkers may be throwing me a baby shower - but other than that, no.

9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? (especially, for those having a home birth): Nothing specific. My current OB delivered all three of my girls, and he and I have a very comfortable relationship, so I know that whatever happens, he will listen to me when I make any wishes known. I probably won't have a specific birth plan besides keeping baby healthy and avoiding a C/S unless ABSOLUTELY medically necessary.

10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? (or, do any FT moms have any great tips that have been shared with them to share with the rest of us?): Ignore all of those negative Nellys. Yes, the pregnancy will get harder as you go along, but it's nothing you can't handle... Wink

Joined: 01/09/12
Posts: 110

1. Due Date: August 22
2. How far along are you now?: 20 Weeks today!
3. What symptoms, if any, are you experiencing?: never ending hunger! I'm definitely feeling movement now!
4. Do you know if you are having a BOY and/or a GIRL? (I think most of us have found out by now): GIRL!
5. Did you decide on a name for your LO? (I think a few of us have already shared in a previous post): We are still thinking...
6. What have you done, up to this point, to prepare for LO's arrival?: I bought a bathtub. I have all of my big furniture/equipment items from last daughter.
7. What is your main goal for this month?: To feel the baby even more!
8. Are you having, or is anyone else throwing you, a baby shower?: Yep!
9. Do you have your birth plan all figured out? (especially, for those having a home birth): I think so... I will just have to put it in writing.
10. For all you BTDT moms, what is your tip of the month for FT moms? (or, do any FT moms have any great tips that have been shared with them to share with the rest of us?): Not Really...