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2nd Trimester Check in

Now that we are all getting into the 2nd Trimester, its time to update Yahoo
Whether you have been here from the beginning, or are just joining in, please check in Smile

Name:

How far along are you:

Any other children/how old:

Due date:

Whens you're next appt?:

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when:

Names yet?:

How are you feeling?:

Cravings:

Adversions:

What are you most excited about:

What are you most nervous about:

Anything else you want to add?

Kier's picture
Joined: 03/12/12
Posts: 1973

Name: Kierstin, Kier

How far along are you: 15 weeks and 1 day

Any other children/how old: DS1(5 almost 6) DS2 (3) DD (22 months)

Due date: November 21st

Whens you're next appt?: June 12th (16 week quad screen)

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Yes, hopefully at our 20 week appt July 6th

Names yet?: Have only found 1 girl name we can semi agree on, Phoenix Marie. We shall see Wink

How are you feeling?: Pretty good. Starting to get some energy back, nausea is now just a general gagyness. In a pretty good place emotionally. Still have my down days, but can usually snap myself out of it Smile

Cravings: Sweets, subs, tilapia (very bland, no major meaty taste/smell), Hu-Hot's peanut sauce.

Adversions: Milk, the smell of meat cooking, strong meaty tastes, bad smells

What are you most excited about: That I am starting to feel the baby move. Seems like this baby is a much quieter baby than my other babies. Also, just getting to know this LO as she/he grows. Watching my belly grow. The kids kiss and try to feed the baby through my belly button. Really cant wait for Daddy and the kids to actually feel the baby move. Also, finding out the baby's sex.

What are you most nervous about: The fact that the dr thinks that I am already starting to have BH contractions... makes me worry about having the actual pre term contractions that I have had in my other pregnancies... I am really hoping not to have them this time

Anything else you want to add? So excited for everyone as we get further into our pregnancies. Now, let the real fun begin Smile

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Joined: 01/27/10
Posts: 158

Name: Tara

How far along are you: 17 weeks plus a few days

Any other children/how old: yes, a son named Leo. he is 21 months.

Due date: november 6th

Whens you're next appt?: i need to make an appointment for the big ultrasound within the next two weeks.

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: no, not this time! Smile

Names yet?: no, we are in the midst of moving and have been too busy to talk about names.

How are you feeling?: great except i have severe hip and lower back pain due to a previous injury and aggravated by pregnancy. will see an orthopedic doctor on monday and hopefully will get in some PT and chiro.

Cravings: anything fattening and high calorie

Adversions: nothing really

What are you most excited about: i am very excited to meet the little baby!

What are you most nervous about: hoping the pregnancy goes smoothly without any surprises. last pregnancy, my water broke at 28 weeks, was admitted to the hospital and was told i needed to be on strict bedrest for remainder. my son was fine and was finally born at 38 weeks but i don't want that to happen again.

Anything else you want to add? i'm glad to be writing on here!

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Joined: 12/30/07
Posts: 1904

Name: Cait

How far along are you: Almost 19 weeks

Any other children/how old: Brody, 3.5

Due date: Oct 26thish- Hopefully not too late into November!! (I went so late with DS)

Whens you're next appt?: June 13th

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Found out GIRL yesterday. Still doubtful, gonna get a 4d scan just to make sure in a couple months hehe

Names yet?: Ugh, I have some, but none that we agree on

How are you feeling?: Fat, but good for once!! Back hurts, but no more sickness and getting more energy

Cravings: Nothing really. Just food. haha

Adversions: Nada

What are you most excited about: Finishing the room, were remodeling so Im anxious to have a room for baby and for DS (hes switching) and decorate and it'll feel REAL

What are you most nervous about: Ummm finding out its not a girl now that i've gotten my hopes up. Getting too sore to work (my back KILLS me at work.. idk how long I'll last)... Stretch marks... gaining too much weight...

Anything else you want to add? Umm I just started shopping and love finding deals! if anyone sees any online or in store they should post great deals! Smile

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Joined: 07/04/07
Posts: 1159

Name: Shauna

How far along are you: 14w1d

Any other children/how old: Kostas, almost 5

Due date: Nov 28th-29th, something like that LOL

Whens you're next appt?: June 27th

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Definitely! I can't wait!

Names yet?: Yes, DH and I have settled on both our boy name and girl name.

How are you feeling?: Pretty good most days. The last couple days I've had a bit of nausea again but hopefully its short lived.

Cravings: Nothing really.

Adversions: I never know what it will be until its right in front of me LOL

What are you most excited about: Feeling bigger movement!

What are you most nervous about: Gaining a cr@p load of weight :S

Anything else you want to add? I wore my first bump showing off shirt to work today! I still kind of just look fat, but most people know I'm pregnant by now and think I looked cute, so I'll take it Smile

Astolate's picture
Joined: 07/16/06
Posts: 433

Name: Angela

How far along are you: 14w 3d

Any other children/how old: 1 DS (5)

Due date: 11/27/12

Whens you're next appt?: 6/11/12

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: next appointment (6/11) we might find out the gender YAY! XD If not then 6/19 I'm doing a 3D sneak peek.

Names yet?: For a girl it will be Elizabeth or Sophie for a boy Carson or Luke - DH doesn't really get a say this time and he seems actually kinda ok with that lol

How are you feeling?: Pretty much the same as my 1st trimester but even more exhausted. MS has not gone away and I'm a bit disappointed by that Sad I have my good days and I have my bad ones.

Cravings: Orange Juice, Pickles, Olives, Soft Pretzels, cold cut sandwiches on rye, cheese, and sadly margaritas/sangria (which I obviously can't give into).

Adversions: Coffee, kiwis, hotdogs, and a few other things that I know of but don't come to mind at the moment.

What are you most excited about: Finding out the gender, I'll be so happy no matter boy or girl but the suspense to know which one is killing me. I also can't wait until DH and DS can feel the baby move on the outside of my tummy.

What are you most nervous about: I keep worrying that this won't last (still) and that something is going to go wrong, I dread having my 20wk u/s because even though I'll find out the sex they'll also check for birth defects which I'm worried about because of the fertility drugs.

Anything else you want to add? nope, just wishing Nov would come faster!

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Joined: 08/26/07
Posts: 14483

Name: Jackie

How far along are you: 16 weeks

Any other children/how old: Aiden is 19 months

Due date: 14th, but fully preparing to go to 42 weeks

Whens you're next appt?: June 13th - 18 weeks. Will also be my anatomy scan!

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Telling them the same thing I told the tech with DS - if they're certain tell me at the u/s, otherwise I'll wait till birth! This should be my only ultra sound and I'd rather not know than get the great switch at birth!

Names yet?: None. We've halted all discussions until after the u/s.

How are you feeling?: Better, but still the occasional nausea. Some days I have energy, some I have none. Had to believe that at this point with DS I was out clubbing on the Vegas strip (we lived there at that point) until 3 and 4 am! I felt great with him.....definitely not so this time!

Cravings: None.

Aversions: Just to garbage, bad foods, etc.Those bad smells are bothering me more now than a month ago!

What are you most excited about: Feeling the baby move! I heard a lot of placenta noises last night on my doppler, so wondering if I have an anterior placenta.

What are you most nervous about: Getting my VBAC. I'm really nervous about getting bad news at my u/s that would prevent me from a vaginal birth.

Anything else you want to add? I'm glad we're all getting into the 2nd tri! This is when I finally started to really get to know people on my son's BB. Smile

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Joined: 06/06/07
Posts: 639

Name: Harmony

How far along are you: 16w4d (I think?)

Any other children/how old: DD, 3 years old next week

Due date: November 12 or 13

Whens you're next appt?: June 11

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Hopefully at my ultrasound on June 26

Names yet?: Not really. Blum 3 DH and I have different tastes, for one, and for another the middle name will be Korean and FIL refuses to pick names until he knows the gender. It's kind of hard to throw around first names when the middle name is still up in the air.

How are you feeling?: Lots of headaches and dry heaving. Frequent low blood sugar (shaking, sweating, etc). Other than that I'm feeling much better than in previous weeks.

Cravings: Not much food sounds good to me.

Aversions: Not really. I can eat pretty much anything, just nothing sounds very good.

What are you most excited about: Only a few weeks until we (hopefully) find out the gender Smile

What are you most nervous about: The long drive to the hospital

Anything else you want to add? I've been having BH, too. I didn't get them until just a few weeks before DD was born, so this is very odd for me. Hopefully it's normal?

Joined: 02/17/12
Posts: 230

Name: Amy

How far along are you: 17w1d

Any other children/how old: Drew 9, Brinley 7, Rowan 4, Eleanor 2

Due date: Nov 8th

Whens you're next appt?: June 5th, doc said I would have an u/s at that appt even though I'll only be 17w5d

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Hopefully on Tuesday!

Names yet?: None yet...

How are you feeling?: Meh...mornings suck. I feel so nauseated and I gag on yogurt, bananas, etc. I'm not a big cereal person either. The neasea pretty much goes away after that though. I'm having really bad allergies lately, especially at night. Ugh..

Cravings: I crave things I know I can't have. Like a salad from my favorite restaraunt (Cafe Rio), and it's a good 40 minute drive to get there so I rarely indulge!

Adversions: Still struggling a LOT with chicken. I can do beef hamburgers, but in spaghetti sauce or tacos - YUCK.

What are you most excited about: Finding out the gender, painting...making it seem more real. It's still not real to me yet, but we just mailed out our announcements to our families, so it's going to become real pretty fast!

What are you most nervous about: That something might be wrong. I still feel a little uneasy about my 13wk u/s and the fact that my OB wants to do another one at my next appt.

Anything else you want to add? I'm going to force DH to take me shopping this weekend. I've never been preg in the summer (my babies are allborn in the spring), so I only have 2 short sleeve shirts and it is getting HOT here!! And with 4 kids home for the summer, I can wear a shirt for about 2 hours before it's dirty and unwearable outside the house!

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Joined: 02/23/08
Posts: 1181

Name: Beth

How far along are you: 15 weeks

Any other children/how old: DS1: almost 5, DD: almost 3.5, DS2: almost 14 months

Due date: 11/23

Whens you're next appt?: June 18

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Yes, at my 20 wk appt which will be around July 6

Names yet?: We are agreed on a girl first name, not sure on middle and I have a boy name chosen, just have to sell DH

How are you feeling?: Good. Smile

Cravings: Fast food, deli sandwiches, Coke

Adversions: Not really anything

What are you most excited about: I am most excited to just deliver and be holding him/her and have our family complete.

What are you most nervous about: I really don't want to gain too much weight like I did with DS2

Anything else you want to add? Nope

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Joined: 06/15/02
Posts: 1033

Name: Belinda

How far along are you: 18w 3d

Any other children/how old: 5 DS (11,9, 6, 4, 2)

Due date: 10/30

Whens you're next appt?: 6/27

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: nope Smile

Names yet?: on the list:girl-Blakely, Piper, Amaris, Carys boy-Sawyer, Reed, Rhett I'm sure it will change!

How are you feeling?: great just tired some days, this has been my easiest pregnancy by far!

Cravings: none

Adversions: none

What are you most excited about: feeling the baby move more. I have an anterior placenta this time so I haven't felt as much as with the boys.

What are you most nervous about: just that baby is healthy

Anything else you want to add? started playing music on my belly Smile

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Joined: 01/09/11
Posts: 272

Name: Tiffany

How far along are you: 18 w 1 d

Any other children/how old: Gabrael 11, Marina just turned 7 on memorial day.

Due date: 11/1 but will have repeat csec late October.

Whens you're next appt?: June 8 for U/S and regular ob check up after that. Was so happy I got to schedule them th same day!

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: We kind of did at 15 weeks at a 3d place and tech said looks like a boy. But yes at big U/S I want to see him again Smile And his lil parts! LOL!

Names yet?: DH gave me no choice...Cristiano. Middle name is tough, both our kids have 2 middle names (long story) and so DH wants 2 for him. I want a middle name that represents my late brother and mom and my brother's name is Shawn and Mom is Brigitte. Hard to come up with a name like that. The only thing DH liked, which I threw out as a joke, was they were both major, Imean major Elvis Presley fans, so DH likes Presley for a middle name since he knew my bro and mom well and how much they liked Elvis. So still working on that. Cristiano Elvis did not sound good to me at all! lol!

How are you feeling?: Nauseated every morning. Subsides around 11:30-noonish. Getting more energy but because of the weight it is very difficult to continue torun which is so irrtating and frustrating as I am a runner. I kept at it but I would get some bad pains in my groiin area with every leap so I listened to my body and really slowed down. Now I run walk but its more fast walking. At work I still move around like a chicken with it's head cut off so with scrubs on noone suspects I'm pregnant.
ETA: Indegestion city! It's bad! It wasbad with DD too. So I live on tums.

Cravings: It was Asian food, well more so japanese food. And hamburgers and nachos. But I need to watch it! Right now I'm loving big salads. My coworker and I go to Round Table pizza and order a big to go salad plate and fill it all the way up...lasts 2 days! So yummy!!! carrots and a little bit of lite ranch are also something I have tohave everyday.

Adversions: chicken...and I love chicken! So weird. steak. I can handle ground turkey, that's about it.

What are you most excited about: DH is right here so I'm going to ask him. He says having another baby around and getting to be a new daddy again! I'd agree! Getting excited to have a LO here again, been 7 years. Also feeling him move around. Love these feelings Smile

What are you most nervous about: DH: Nervous about baby having complications. Which I totally agree. Also having LO early again. DD came early. She had a scheduled csection surgery for June 13 and I got real dehydrated and went into labor and had her May 28. She was due june 22.

Anything else you want to add? I'm never convinced by Ultrasound, uless I have many like Idid with DS ( had placenta previa) that the gender is 100% correct! So I buy all neutral things.

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Joined: 04/07/12
Posts: 2094

Name: Erin

How far along are you: 13 weeks

Any other children/how old: DS 5, DSS 15, DSS 16

Due date: ? It keeps changing. Somewhere between November 26-December 5

Whens you're next appt?: Amniocentisis 6/21. Check up 6/22/

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Hopefully at the ultrasound when they do the amnio. If not then, then two weeks later when we get the results of the amnio

Names yet?: We like one girls name but haven't agreed upon a boys name yet.

How are you feeling?: Still pretty tired but getting a little better, nauseas if I don't eat, otherwise fine.

Cravings: Last week, Eclairs. Today, artichoke and fresh tortillas.

Adversions: Coffee.

What are you most excited about: Telling people, especailly DS 5

What are you most nervous about: If I'm already having trouble doing certain things at the beginning of the second trimester, how much harder is it going to be at the end of the third?

Anything else you want to add? I felt him move last night for the first time clear as day. No questions as to what that was. I've been feeling little things here and there but always sort of questionable as to what it might be. Last night, no way no how. That was baby!

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Joined: 07/21/07
Posts: 97

Name: Stephanie

How far along are you: 14 weeks

Any other children/how old: DD 4, DS 2.5

Due date: ? November 30th

Whens you're next appt?: June 26th...I think

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Beginning of July.

Names yet?: Nothing agreed yet. We have a long list for both.

How are you feeling?: Still pretty tired but m/s is a LOT better.

Cravings: Jamba Juice...always Jamba Juice.

Adversions: Hot italian sausage...use to love it cooked into our pasta sauce, but now I can't stand the smell or taste.

What are you most excited about: Finding out gender.

What are you most nervous about: Not too nervous about the pregnancy/birth (though I guess I'm nervous about about being able to go natural), what's on my mind most is the worry of this baby also having autism...though I'm a couple years away from knowing anything.

Anything else you want to add? I have started to feel kicks! Not very often or regular, but every once in awhile I feel something that is DEFINITELY a kick.

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Joined: 03/04/12
Posts: 261

Name: Renee

How far along are you: 14w 5d

Any other children/how old: 6 yr old Step-Daughter

Due date: November 26th.

Whens you're next appt?: This wednesday, June 6th with my Obstetrician.

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Yes. I am going to schedule my gender scan for the week of June 26th (if possible) - my mom's birthday is June 30th and she would be happy to know the gender as her gift Wink

Names yet?: I have 3 for a girl, and I can't really make up my mind yet - it's between Brielle, Janelle or Cadanse ("Cadence" but with a french spelling) and for a boy - Nicholas, Benoit or Patrick - I HATE all those boy names but, I told my boyfriend he could pick the boy name Sad It's hard because his last name is french and english names just sound funny, so we have to go with french names for it to sound good...I love the name Hayden for a boy but would sound dumb with the last name.. grrr!

How are you feeling?: I have good days and bad days. I am still heavily nauseated, and still having days where all I can do is puke. I haven't kept much down in the last 3 days but, I'm starting to be able to now. finally.

Cravings: ice cream, watermelon sour candies, candy, sugar, chocolate...

Aversions: meat. actually, i can't pretty much only eat sweet things. I just want a big piece of chicken!!!!!

What are you most excited about: everything! I have been feeling flutters for the last week or so, and I can't wait to have full blown kicks. Most of all, I can't wait til November to meet my jellybean, although I now have a feeling that it might not be until sometime in early December lol... I just can't wait to see what baby looks like... I'm just excited to finally being a mommy after hearing I never would be Biggrin

What are you most nervous about: birth. how step daughter will react once baby is actually here cuz she's a spoiled brat....

Anything else you want to add?

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Joined: 02/29/12
Posts: 627

Name: Marissa

How far along are you: 15 wks 1 day

Any other children/how old: No

Due date: November 24

Whens you're next appt?: June 11 to obgyn / Jully 11 -sonogram

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Yes!!! Hopefully on July 11!

Names yet?: Only for if it's definitely a boy! Nathaniel

How are you feeling?: tired this weekend but overall i have a BIT more energy, still having some tired/down days-but better for most part.

Cravings: not really...

Aversions: any poultry, vegetables Sad

What are you most excited about: at this moment for the near future, finding out the gender so i can start planning decorating, and my stomach becoming a TRUE rounded out preggo belly --for when my baby arrives, i just can't wait to have him here for Christmas time.

What are you most nervous about: i hate to say this, but the weight gain - the overall weight gain

Anything else you want to add?

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Joined: 01/29/12
Posts: 755

Name: Mandy

How far along are you: 14w 2d

Any other children/how old: DD- 4 and DSS -5

Due date: 1 Dec

Whens you're next appt?: July 2nd, Next U/S July 6th

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Undecided.

Names yet?: Nikau for boy, Zoe for girl. But that is just me lol

How are you feeling?: Horrid!

Cravings: Subway, lollies.

Adversions: Cooked vegies and some raw vegies too, Pizza, egg fried rice, can I just say most things that aren't lollies?

What are you most excited about: Meeting baby

What are you most nervous about: Not getting better (M/S) and not bonding with baby.

Anything else you want to add?

Joined: 08/11/11
Posts: 262

Name: Erin

How far along are you: 18 weeks + 2 days

Any other children/how old: Wade 3 1/2; Drew 1 1/2

Due date: Nov. 5th maybe?

Whens you're next appt?: June 14th - big US!

Are you finding out the Baby's Gender/when: Yes! Can't wait for the 14th to see the baby and hopefully find out pink or blue

Names yet?: Not yet, we usually wait to really discuss it till we know if we're talking boy names or girl names. We have a few faves, though.

How are you feeling?: Pretty good. Much better than the 1st trimester thankfully

Cravings: anything salty

Adversions: not really, although I'm not super excited about anything that smells too much (good or bad)

What are you most excited about: seeing my boys with their new brother or sister

What are you most nervous about: having 3!

Anything else you want to add? been having a lot of BH and pressure down there the past few days. we were away for a week and it was go-go-go, so I think I need to rest some more. Will definitely be asking about it at my next appointment!