October 25th Check-In

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Joined: 02/22/07
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October 25th Check-In

Name:

EDD:

How are you feeling:

When is your next appt. and what is it for?:

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?:

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?:

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?:

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?:

Something bad?:

Something good?:

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Joined: 02/22/07
Posts: 1418

Name: Jules

EDD: 12/5

How are you feeling: Hmm, ok I guess.

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: Regular prenatal appt. on Thursday. I have a PT appt today for my sciatic nerve pain!!! FINALLY!

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: Hmm, not a whole lot. I might make a mention here and there around the pregnancy, but I have only posted 1 picture to my entire friends list, but otherwise I'm staying fairly tight lipped.

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: As of yesterday the stretch marks! Haha j/k sort of. I think my hormonal tendencies are catching me off guard quite a bit this time around.

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: I hope to labor as long as I can (without back labor) as close to transition as possible before deciding on an epi or not. Then I hope I don't have to push too long, and there are no complications and I don't tear. Smile

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: My mom and sister are the only people who have bought the baby a gift so far, and they are far from worthless! They just got me stuff I needed, like a dresser.

Something bad?: Pregnancy related is the recent midwife switch. Has me a little uneasy.

Something good?: I have a PT appt today finally! Hope it helps!

Joined: 09/29/09
Posts: 1346

Name: Carolyn

EDD: Dec 12 by calandar, dec 6th by ultrasound, the midwives are working with Dec 12th

How are you feeling: most days I feel like a Walrus, but other days I feel fine. Still battling dizziness and low blood pressure

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: 1.5 weeks for my 34 week check up

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: not much... I wont be updating from L+D things like "oh here comes my bloody show!!!

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: I thought it would be harder than the last or that id be bigger this time, neither is true so far

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: I deliver a nice healthy non posterior baby that doesn't get stuck, with a level of pain that I can tolerate

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: haha this is a funny question... probably homemade clothes and stained washcloths from my MIL that she saved from her kids 35 years ago

Something bad?: nothing!

Something good?: We are moving to Minnesota in the middle of January... with a 4 week old!!!

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Joined: 02/22/07
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"Carolyn85" wrote:

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: haha this is a funny question... probably homemade clothes and stained washcloths from my MIL that she saved from her kids 35 years ago

Something good?: We are moving to Minnesota in the middle of January... with a 4 week old!!!

OMG Yes! My MIL gave me some of my DH's old, worn, ratty 70's clothes to put my DS in. I'm like what? You got to be kidding me?

Minnesota in the middle of winter!? Yikes!

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Joined: 01/31/10
Posts: 1505

Name: Hilary

EDD: dec 3

How are you feeling: good, except that I am like a fire breathing dragon which is very uncomfortable!

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: next week, just a check up

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: not much. Only two pictures so far, and I complain a little occasionally or post a pic of some cute baby item lol. But personal pregnancy stuff, very little.

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: hmm I can't really think of anything!

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: stay home until active labour is well established, get to hospital okay and avoid all interventions, and deliver without tearing!

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: I suppose it's not totally worthless but we randomly got this HUGE bottle sterilizer. I'm not planning on using bottles very often and not at all in the beginning. I guess I could sanitize pacis and stuff in it too, but I don't know where I'm going to put it!!!

Something bad?: HEARTBURN

Something good?: ....the hope that heartburn might go away? Lol!

Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 1703

Name: Sheila

EDD: Dec 14

How are you feeling: Not at my worst! Smile

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: Thursday for another cervix check and ultrasound. He'll probably check their growth again so we can set that c-section date!

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: A friend put up some baby shower pictures and I have shared that I am pregnant with twins. I don't really generally offer a play-by-play of my life on there.

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: Well now, I'm going to go with the whole TWO BABY thing! Blum 3 No, I didn't use clomid or IVF, and no, twins don't run in the family ... this kind of crazy could happen to you, too!

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: Sometime around 36 weeks both babies come out healthy. I heal instantaneously and find tandem breastfeeding to be super easy. Family members are not at all obnoxious in the hospital, no one is sick, and no one touches the babies' hands. I develop an instantaneous gift for swaddling, diapering and shutting up crying babies. And four days later we all go home.

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: Oh this happened. I got the WORST POSSIBLE PRESENT. Everyone should be proud though, I did my best to fake kindness. My boyfriend's cousin gave the baby girl EARRINGS!!! I find the idea of piercing a baby girl's ears to be ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING. The rest of the family knows they will be stabbed in the face if they so much as mention that we should pierce our daughter. This cousin must not have been notified yet.

Something bad?: Stretch marks.

Something good?: Still pregnant.

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Joined: 03/09/07
Posts: 5335

Name: Jennifer

EDD: 12/26

How are you feeling: Allergic...struggling with seasonal allergies right now

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: u/s and GBS test on Nov 7

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: I posted I was pg (mainly my testimony about how it was a miracle) and some baby shower pictures last weekend, other than that I rarely update FB and if I do its only b/c I have a picture of DS I want to show the grandparents.

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: How differently I am carrying my weight than last time.

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: Ideally - to go into labor at 37 weeks and have a VBAC. Baby girl would be perfectly ready to come out and healthy.

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: Ha - this made me laugh. And since I am far from anonymous - I plead the 5th. I will say that it wasn't from anyone that posts on these boards, lol.

Something bad?: again, like every week, my weight gain and now I am so uncomfortable at night.

Something good?: I am excited to wear my halloween shirt tonight to DS' carnival. lol

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Joined: 10/20/08
Posts: 2479

Name: Angela

EDD: Dec 30th

How are you feeling: OK

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: Tomorrow, endocrinologist, Nov 3rd- OB/US

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: I post a belly pic here and there on facebook

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: having gestational diabetes

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: vaginal, no compications

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: nothing yet

Something bad?: forgot my glucose meter today so I am not going to have all my readings for the day today.

Something good?: Finally feeling like I am in the home stretch!

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Joined: 10/17/07
Posts: 334

Name: Crissy

EDD: Dec 16

How are you feeling: Starving and tired at this moment.

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: Having a NST on Nov 6th I think

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: Family first via phone and text. Then probably knowing my dh FB lol No cheese shots of the kid and none of me so we're golden on directions lol

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: The amount of stuff that oozes from my body lol

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: I want a natural birth vaginally. But honestly however/whatever it takes for a healthy baby I'm good with.

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: So far I haven't gotten anything worthless. I'm not having a baby shower so I doubt I'll get anything weird lol

Something bad?: I think my morning sickness is coming back.

Something good?: I'm getting giddy thinking of having my sweet baby boy for Christmas morning. Best present ever!

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Joined: 03/26/11
Posts: 613

Name: Amy

EDD: 12/5, c-section scheduled for 11/25

How are you feeling: tired and whale-like

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: 10/31, 36-weeks!

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: nothing really. DH's parents think it is okay to read my FB posts and count that as being involved in our lives. We decided to leave stuff about the pregnancy off FB to force them to actually call...hasn't really worked though

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: This time I have an anterior placenta. It was weird not feeling movement until about 25-weeks or so

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: easy c-section and recovery

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?:We have only received a few, so they have all been greatly needed!

Something bad?:(TMI Warning): a lot of discharge...eww

Something good?: Hopefully I can go on disability early since it is paid and will not affect my leave!

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Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 679

"Carolyn85" wrote:

Something good?: We are moving to Minnesota in the middle of January... with a 4 week old!!!

I love that you put this under something good and we are moving to South Dakota at the end of January!

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Joined: 04/10/11
Posts: 679

Name:Becky

EDD:Dec 17th

How are you feeling:Good except for the itching

When is your next appt. and what is it for?:Thursday for Non-stress test and hopefully Bile test results

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?:I don't share much, some belly pictures but thats about it

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?:Since its my first I was actually expecting to be a lot more uncomfortable but aside from the itching I'm doing pretty well

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?:Natural full term birth using Hypnobirthing

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?:A container for formula for diaper bag since I'm breastfeeding. Maybe I can use it eventually for snacks or something but for now its useless

Something bad?: I'm still tired and I slept pretty much all day today.

Something good?: I don't itch quite as bad today so meds/diet must be helping Smile

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Joined: 05/22/06
Posts: 822

Name:Joy

EDD: 12/14

How are you feeling: Ok...huge, pregnant, tired, sore

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: Thursday...normal stuff

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: nothing, I complain about HB from time to time.

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: how fast it is going

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: I would love to naturally go into labor Thanksgiving weekend. And love to be able to deliver vaginally in 4 hours Smile Is that too much to ask? LOL!

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: Dodgers onsies

Something bad?: I am tired and emotional

Something good?: 33 weeks tomorrow.

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Joined: 04/06/11
Posts: 5454

Name: Krystal

EDD: Dec 1

How are you feeling: It hurts to move, my back is literally killing me...

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: Nov 8, just a regular check-up.

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: I'm on FB, but I hardly share anything pregnancy related on there... that's what you girls are for!

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: Hearing "It's a boy!"

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: I'm not sure anymore. I think at this point I'm just going to go with the flow when it happens.

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: I haven't received any baby gifts yet... but my shower is on Sunday so I'll post back lol...

Something bad?: It's my Monday...

Something good?: I'm only working three days this week, then I'm off Sunday for my shower, Monday for Halloween, and off Tuesday as well!

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Joined: 04/21/11
Posts: 1973

Name: Jessicah

EDD: 12/26

How are you feeling: Pretty good at the moment. I get a little more run down by the end of the day but I have slept pretty good recently so I think that's been a big help.

When is your next appt. and what is it for?: November 8th for an ultrasound!

What are you sharing, if anything, around your pregnancy on FB or other social channels?: I just give updates about how he's doing and talk about how we can't wait to meet him.

What has been your biggest surprise this pregnancy so far?: The fact that for the first time during pregnancy I've experienced "being done" I never felt that way when pregnant with Brynna.

Generally speaking, what is your ideal birth scenario/plan?: No induction, epidural, short and painless labor, happy/healthy baby boy.....lol

What was the most worthless baby gift you have received so far?: Nothing actually. We only have a few outfits. We haven't received anything for him yet because we haven't had a shower or anything.

Something bad?: Constipation and Braxton Hicks

Something good?: Taking the kids to the "pumpkin house" as it's known around here on Saturday. A local man decorates his house with over 3,000 carved pumpkins and he lights them all up. It's really, really cool!!