April Check-in

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April Check-in

Wow, we are all in trimester 2 now!! Answer what you want and ignore the rest, share other stuff if I forgot something.

Name:
How are you feeling?
Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out?
Do you have a name or names picked out yet?
Have you bought anything for baby yet?
Next appointment is when/what for?
How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby?
How have your cravings been this pregnancy?
How is the weight gain/loss going?

Joined: 07/28/05
Posts: 246

Name: Stephanie

How are you feeling? decent but really tired some days

Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out? A GIRL!!

Do you have a name or names picked out yet? We have her name picked out that she will be called, but still need another name. Our boys go by their middle names and we don't know yet if she will. We normally don't share names until birth but with our kids being older and knowing her name, that may not be a reality this time!

Have you bought anything for baby yet? Just a few cute outfits from a yard sale, still in a bit of disbelief that this is a girl! We have been looking at other stuff we need like a carseat, but mostly just browsing!

Next appointment is when/what for? April 17, doc visit and 1 hour GD test. I hope I pass!! Last time I had to take the 3 hour, but I lost weight and eat better these days.
How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby? My husband is super excited that this is a girl. My boys wanted another brother but are getting used to the idea of a sister. They play nicely with the toddlers in waiting rooms so hopefully they will be the same with their sister. Zach still wants the baby to come out everyday and Theo is still more worried about the actual event of her birth (staying with grandparents and not having me for a couple of nights).
How have your cravings been this pregnancy? Interesting and different than before. Coffee, chocolate, and citrus (I ate pounds of "cuties") . With the others, I gave up coffee for the first trimester and into the second. Couldn't do it this time. I do limit it to a big cup in the morning and water the rest of the day. Ocassionally I will have a small instant coffee in the afternoon.
How is the weight gain/loss going? Still keeping it in check, slightly below prepregnancy weight. I haven't weighed in a few days though. I am plus sized so its fine not to gain a lot.

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Joined: 04/01/09
Posts: 2859

Name: Liz

How are you feeling? Okay... Loving being kicked around Smile

Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out? Boy Smile

Do you have a name or names picked out yet? Not really... Liking done but not sure yet.

Have you bought anything for baby yet? A silver cross travel system and some clothes.

Next appointment is when/what for? Tuesday week... Community midwife.

How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby? Partner is still in denial... Although buying the silver cross made him gulp a bit.
How have your cravings been this pregnancy? Junk food but not allowed Sad

How is the weight gain/loss going? Lost half a stone... Oops.

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Joined: 11/07/06
Posts: 717

Name: Ayelet
How are you feeling? ok, mostly tired and overwhelmed... reflux, blah blah blah... but otherwise ok TG
Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out? I did find out, sort of by accident! Not sure if I'm sharing yet, but if I do, it will be you girls first!
Do you have a name or names picked out yet? not even one! Had a name idea for the other gender, but not that I know... we're stumped!
Have you bought anything for baby yet? not unless you count chux pads for the birth! but I have my eye on this really cute baby rocker thingie... let's see if anyone can bring it for me from the US!
Next appointment is when/what for?I have a visit with the nurse for next week... just general check, weight, urine, bp, etc...
How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby? DH and i are grateful for that everything is healthy, we trusting God that we are going to be able to handle 5 kids!! My kids are completely ecstatic and over the moon! they love talking to my belly and talking about how they're going to play with the baby and take care of the baby, etc...
How have your cravings been this pregnancy? Sadly the thing I crave most is completely unavailable where I live! all I want is some egg rolls and some chinese fried chicken wings!! (I wouldn't mind a really good gen tso's chicken, too, but let's not push it!) There is not chinese place in the whole Golan heights and the closest one, 40 minutes away was not all that good last time I went! I'd have to go to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, and well, it's just not worth the trip, even for good chinese food!!!
How is the weight gain/loss going? I don't think I've gained much at all, I was a bit over my ideal weight when I started, but I was pretty sick in the first trimester and just haven't been putting on any extra. baby's growing fine though and I'm eating well, so I'm not worried - we should all have such problems!!

My biggest stress right now is moving. but I think I'm going to have to put that in a separate post.

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Joined: 03/03/09
Posts: 337

Name: Liss

How are you feeling? ...like the bottomless pit or a garbage disposal lol! It seems like I've been eating SO MUCH lately.. sleeping has been kind of iffy but we're rounding the corner in school so plenty of school stressors to throw into the mix. Wink

Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out? Surprise at birth, hopefully! Our u/s is next month and I'll be almost 30 weeks at that point, plus it's 3D so it'll be hard to keep things a secret.. so we'll see see. Smile

Do you have a name or names picked out yet? Yes... pretty much. Euna Grace for a girl and probably Nolan David for a boy...

Have you bought anything for baby yet? Haha yes, somewhat.. been picking up onesies and misc. baby items, plus flannel receiving blankets to make into wipes at yard sales. We have a lot of hand-me-down items so not going too crazy with anything yet!

Next appointment is when/what for? April 24 - routine check up w/my midwife. Smile

How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby? DH is getting more excited now that I'm starting to look pregnant and he has a visible reminder now lol, plus we've passed the halfway point so the countdown begins.....

How have your cravings been this pregnancy? @ first I was craving "little kid" comfort foods - ice cream, mac & cheese, chicken nuggets haha.. Now, mostly just the normal pre pregnancy cravings of junky foods like chips, fries, ice cream still haha! But lately fruit has been especially yummy to me. Smile

How is the weight gain/loss going? Some weeks I gain nothing, then the next I'll gain 3 lbs! Slowly climbing up there... trying not to freak out since I haven't really gained weight anywhere besides my belly (tried on my favorite pair of pre pregnancy jeans and they felt soooo good..except couldn't button them comfortably haha).

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Joined: 07/16/07
Posts: 132

Name: Kelly
How are you feeling? pretty good overall
Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out? we are having a little boy!
Do you have a name or names picked out yet? we are narrowing down our list but will keep the name secret
Have you bought anything for baby yet? some clothes and othe things we need
Next appointment is when/what for? in a few weeks for just a quick heartbeat check
How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby? my kids are excited about meeting their brother this summer!
How have your cravings been this pregnancy? I like to drink water and eat fruit!
How is the weight gain/loss going? pretty good! I think I gained 5 pounds or so...

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Joined: 07/24/06
Posts: 239

So I'm late posting for check in ... again, I believe. I lurk with my phone but only post when I actually log onto my computer. So here goes:

Name: Dawn
How are you feeling? All in all, very well! The majority of the nausea has passed. I still get slightly nauseated in the evenings, but not too bad. I've been noticing more heartburn lately - mostly depends on the foods I eat. I love that I'm feeling more of baby moving lately!!

Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out? Found out 2 weeks ago, it's another boy!

Do you have a name or names picked out yet? No. haven't even opened one of my baby name books yet! If I hear a name I like, I write it down and run it past DH. We never pinpoint 1 specific name though, we narrow it down to 2-3 that we like and then decide once we see the LO face to face and see which name fits Smile

Have you bought anything for baby yet? Since this is DS #2, I shouldn't need to purchase much. I did buy a few onesies and a new carseat canopy because I got a good deal.

Next appointment is when/what for? Next actual appt in 2 weeks - with MW & check a cervical length. I'm part of a research study though, so tomorrow I have another u/s for that as well as fetal monitoring.

How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby? DH excited and nervous. DD excited. DS doesn't understand yet--Caught me off gaurd tonight & totally jumped on my stomach Sad

How have your cravings been this pregnancy? I don't know if I'd say I've had cravings - not even with my 1st 2 pg. But, I can say I've eaten more steak in the past 15 weeks than I have in a long time! Not that I have to have when at a restaurant or something, but it just sounds good when I'm there Smile Eating more cookies, etc than usual also Smile

How is the weight gain/loss going? More weight gain than I was hoping - probably close to what I gained with DS. Because of my history of preterm labor I don't do any sort of exercise when I'm pregnant, so things add up pretty quickly. Plus I eat more junk than I usually do Sad Looks like I'm on my way to another 40-50 lb pregnancy gain!

Joined: 10/03/11
Posts: 168

Here it is almost May and I'm just now doing this. Sorry!

Name:Pam
How are you feeling?Beside the hip pain when I lay down, I feel pretty good.
Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out?GIRL!!!
Do you have a name or names picked out yet? Laura- shhh we are not telling.
Have you bought anything for baby yet?need to get a new infant car seat but haven't bought it yet. would like a swing too
Next appointment is when/what for?May 9th (i think), scheduled appt and gluclose testing
How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby?Pretty well so far, we'll see how things change once she's here.
How have your cravings been this pregnancy? lol there for awhile i was eating a jar of pickles a week
How is the weight gain/loss going? lost 6 pounds and gained one back at last appt.

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Joined: 05/22/08
Posts: 62

Name:Jenn
How are you feeling? Tired....round lol
Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out? ITS A BOY
Do you have a name or names picked out yet? not yet
Have you bought anything for baby yet? socks that were on clearance.
Next appointment is when/what for? 2 weeks reg appt
How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby? Ok.. kids dont know yet.
How have your cravings been this pregnancy? MEAT...... ice cream.....
How is the weight gain/loss going? Prolly gaining... i dont own a scale.

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Joined: 05/22/08
Posts: 62

Name:Jenn
How are you feeling? Tired....round lol
Is baby a boy, girl, surprise at birth, or still waiting to find out? ITS A BOY
Do you have a name or names picked out yet? not yet
Have you bought anything for baby yet? socks that were on clearance.
Next appointment is when/what for? 2 weeks reg appt
How is your partner or other child(ren) dealing with everything baby? Ok.. kids dont know yet.
How have your cravings been this pregnancy? MEAT...... ice cream.....
How is the weight gain/loss going? Prolly gaining... i dont own a scale.