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post #21 of 304
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Hi kparker, I'm glad you found us over here.... and since I read your post over on BSL-TTC, even though it might not help much, here is a...

Just giving our thread a lil'

AND sharing this:

Slideshow of Baby Caleb's u/s that I made for the ILs, who live on the other side of the country.

post #22 of 304
Hey everyone!

Just wanted to drop in to share my follow up beta results.

11dpo - 47
16dpo - 304!!!

Doubling time of 26 hours! Woooohoooooo, sticky baby (or two...possibly... maybe. But probably not. Eeep.)!

I'm elated, and finally feeling more zen about this pregnancy; finally able to start looking forward to the next 36 weeks and beyond!

It seems early, but I've already got an appointment w/ a possible midwife scheduled for 2/9, and a tour of the hospital we like on 2/7. First prenatal appointment with the Office From Hell is scheduled for 2/25, but we may be breaking up with them sooner rather than later. We'll see.

Pregnancy, here I come! Erm... here I AM!
post #23 of 304
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AFM - Yesterday I bought the cutest little one piece outfit for the baby. I love green and its bright kelly green with blue trim. Its just adorable!!!! It actually makes it real... to think that in a few months I'll be dressing a little squirmy baby in that.

When all my friends that had #1 when I had DD started having #2, I was single and raising DD by myself, so a #2 was not an option. And I remember being really sad sometimes, thinking if I would ever have another baby. And now to be able to... and with a super-wonderful supportive hubby and daddy on board. Its just too good to be true... I need to go pinch myself.

(Did I make you cry again LZP? :nana)
to ALL!
You know you did. and then I had to laugh when you called me out.
but, I'm still welling up over here. seriously. it's getting ridiculous.

Does anyone know if by eating peanut butter like EVERY.SINGLE.DAY could make our baby allergic to peanuts? because i am love love loving on some PB these days. I hope I dont create some problem for our LO.

Jelinifer- I stalk you in your own DDC, and sometimes in the PAIF thread too. So glad you found us! how are you doing?! I can't believe how close you, Lis, starkyId and Jill are to having those LOs in hand. OK, maybe not close enough... but still!!!

So, Carlyle- what is your EDD, if you're ready to share that?


Lis, we havent had another US since we had one at 10w3d (2 Fridays ago) and things looked good. the tech actually held the thing still to show us that our LO was a little squirmy wormy. Now I keep thinking I feel something, even though I know it's HIGHLY unlikely. But, I dont really know what it'd feel like anyway... so I'm sure it's all in my head.
We're not getting 1st tri testing. Since we knew we'd not act on any of the findings, and it would only serve to stress both of us beyond what's necessary, and even still, the results are not 100% accurate... we decided against it this time. I want to just enjoy this as much as I'm able (in light of my paranoia and fears!) and it's getting easier day by day, especially since I ordered a doppler. ha!

I guess that was sort of my AFM, too.

Now, off to stalk Lyndzies to see what her betas were from yesterday. !!!!!!!

ETA: OH YAY! x-posted! now to read the results

ETA2: LYNDZIES! those numbers are great!! pregnancy, here you are is right!!! congratulations. so glad you and DP can breathe a sigh of relief now. It's a shame how we have to start out our pgncy relying on numbers from an outside source after a loss. So glad now you can trust in your body!
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LZP- I don't think that there is any "proof" that peanut butter causes allergies. I think that is more of a 3 years ago way of thinking... personally, I think allergies can be caused by eating the same thing over and over and over. I think we need variety. If you are craving it and it's the healthy, all natural type of peanut butter, I say go for it. You might want to try almond butter, cashew butter, etc or something too bc it's YUMMY!!!

Lisko- I love baby pics in utero! WOO HOO! Are you super happy about the gender???

AFM- went to the dinner party/baby celebration/shower last night- only 4 other couples there but it was so last minute that I was not expecting anyone else! It was fun to just celebrate the baby and my friend made an awesome dinner for us!

I NEED BABY NAME HELP. I still can't figure it out. I like the sound of Adelynn but not sure if the spelling is trashy. I like the name Amelia but not sure if it is way too popular. DH is throwing the name Giselle into the ring but we have a G last name that sounds like a J. Is that bad? Plus Giselle means hostage or pledge and hostage is not a good meaning, imo. I love the name Claudia but it means Lame. Is that a reason to not use a name? I still like Anneliese but now I am worried about "anal grease" or Anneliese is a tease or something like that when she grows up. I also like Audrey but not sure if it's too common and dated. Chelsea is the same for me. Too dated? Please someone suggest something that will make me feel better. I feel like a bad mama for not having a name I love ready for my baby and I don't want to feel crazed when it's born and my husband thinks the baby needs a name like ASAP. UGH.
post #25 of 304
I LOVE Giselle. I think there was a VC Andrews book about sisters/twins? split up at birth and the one sister was named Giselle.. she was the more spoiled of the two, but I still remember liking the name after reading the book.

Is it bad that for the first time EVER I am nervous about an ultrasound?

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I LOVE Giselle. I think there was a VC Andrews book about sisters/twins? split up at birth and the one sister was named Giselle.. she was the more spoiled of the two, but I still remember liking the name after reading the book.

Is it bad that for the first time EVER I am nervous about an ultrasound?

no, it's not bad Are you wanting a certain gender? Do you think Giselle sounds like the animal- gazelle?
post #27 of 304
Pinoikoi - not bad at all! Let us know how it goes, mama.

Lauren - it does sort of sound like gazelle, but gazelles are graceful and beautiful... so it's not a bad thing IMO.

Also, if you like Audrey, what about Aubrey (less common). My neighbor's name is Aubrey, and I had never met an Aubrey before and think it's beautiful.

I still like Anneliese the best. What about Adelaide?
post #28 of 304
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no, it's not bad Are you wanting a certain gender? Do you think Giselle sounds like the animal- gazelle?
I have 4 sons.

Giselle sounds like J'z"L" to me.

Gazelle sounds like Hard G (like in gas) Gaz"L" to me.. so kind of rhyming I guess, but not the same.

Ah, here's the book

http://www.completevca.com/pics_landry_ruby.shtml
post #29 of 304
oooh I love Giselle. It reminds me of that model, whom I dont particularly care for, but I LOVE the name. and it does sort of remind me of the gazelle now that you mention it, but I think those animals are so graceful and swift, and just generally lovely, so I dont think that's a bad thing at all. There are many worse animals to which one could be compared! (like a sloth or an anteater for starters.)

And as far as having the same sound for first and last name, well... I dont think that really matters at all, especially with a name like Giselle.

Yes, i love almond butter, cashew butter,etc... I only eat organic no salt no sugar kind of nut butters. basically, its just crushed nuts. But, I am eating this PB at work, and I only have so much room to stash my food. so, I can't have a huge selection. Maybe next week when I inevitably run out of PB, I will get almond or cashew. hmmm...
post #30 of 304
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Pinoikoi - not bad at all! Let us know how it goes, mama.

Lauren - it does sort of sound like gazelle, but gazelles are graceful and beautiful... so it's not a bad thing IMO.

Also, if you like Audrey, what about Aubrey (less common). My neighbor's name is Aubrey, and I had never met an Aubrey before and think it's beautiful.

I still like Anneliese the best. What about Adelaide?
we like the name Adelaide but not for a kid of ours. Hence why my husband wanted it to be Adeline/Adelynn. He wants it pronounced with LYNN sound. He also likes the name Malin pronounced May-linn and I think Adelynn would be a bit easier for Americans to say then Adeline bc wouldn't Adeline be like Line??? My mom is Lynn too which is kinda cute, imo.
post #31 of 304
Today I have a nutella sandwich.. mmmmm nutella. Do you know there are only a couple of places in Alaska to buy nutella? AND they only sell the small jar. Weird, huh?

Adelaide reminds me of a mountain range.. and not in a good way.. sort of an Appalachian hillfolk meets milkmaid/Heidi yodeller in pigtails kind of way.. sorry.
post #32 of 304
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Adelaide reminds me of a mountain range.. and not in a good way.. sort of an Appalachian hillfolk meets milkmaid/Heidi yodeller in pigtails kind of way.. sorry.
that is our problem too... do you like the Adelynn at all?
post #33 of 304
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Lyndzies - for good doubling numbers! I'm so happy for you... and that you can begin to trust in your body and the little baby growing inside! I hope you can find a MW or practice you are comfortable with.

LZP - Hee-hee I made you cry again!

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We're not getting 1st tri testing. Since we knew we'd not act on any of the findings, and it would only serve to stress both of us beyond what's necessary, and even still, the results are not 100% accurate... we decided against it this time.
I could have stated the same reasons! Friends of ours had really bad results and their baby boy was born this past July 100% healthy. It was tempting... just to have another glimpse of the baby - but I only wanted that, and no test results!

I think you are okay with the P.B. obsession. Its a very healthy protein, especially if you eat the all natural kind!

You just might be feeling some flip-floppy things. To me it felt like a goldfish in my lower belly. I think I was right around 13 weeks. It could have been gas, but it was a whole lot more fun to "think" it was the baby!

Lauren31 - Oh goodness... now you are just giving us way too many choices. I still really like Adelynn (and I don't think the spelling is trashy at all). Giselle is pretty, but does make me think of the supermodel married to the football player. As for the first and last name having the same sound - our little one will have that to deal with... our last name has a hard C or K sound.

I do like Audrey or Aubrey. But for some reason I really like Adelynn... there's just something about it!

I am very happy to be having a boy. I didn't realize it until afterwards... but I've only raised my DD from babyhood - and it will be fun for it to be different this time!

Pinoikoi - Keep us posted! My Mom and Dad had four girls with two boys on the end... so you never know!

Oh, Nutella. I keep seeing a commercial for that and really wanting it, but then forget to buy it at the store. YUM!!!!
post #34 of 304
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Originally Posted by Lauren31 View Post
that is our problem too... do you like the Adelynn at all?
I think Adelynn could be VERY right on the right person.. but not a name for just anybody, kwim? I like Giselle the best of your choices, though.
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I am so HAPPY that I can hardly keep food down (as in the feeling icky makes me happy, not the happy makes me feel icky)

I had been terrified that this would be another loss because I did not start feeling sick by 6 weeks... now Im 7 1/2 almost 8 and the morning sickness... while not full blown... is certainly getting stronger!
post #36 of 304
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I think Adelynn could be VERY right on the right person.. but not a name for just anybody, kwim?
hmmmm... what do you mean by this???



Lisko-- I am excited that you are having a boy too! After this girl is born all healthy, happy and content I am sure I will want to try for a boy... or at least another healthy girl I am happy you like the name Adelynn. The only negative comment I get is the lynn spelling like I am trying to be trendy or something. : I don't like names like that. I love old names. I love the sound of Adelynn though but I worry the spelling looks too modern and the name will get lost with all the Madelyns and Addisons out there... I am still thinking I might go with Amelia or Elizabeth but DH wants to spell it Elisabeth *the German way* and I don't think I like that as much... Anneliese, Adelynn, Elisabeth, Giselle, Amelia... Ai Ai Ai.
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I am so HAPPY that I can hardly keep food down (as in the feeling icky makes me happy, not the happy makes me feel icky)

I had been terrified that this would be another loss because I did not start feeling sick by 6 weeks... now Im 7 1/2 almost 8 and the morning sickness... while not full blown... is certainly getting stronger!
ugh, yuck! I am happy you are happy. I remember wanting MS too so badly bc I was worried that something was wrong but now I am thankful that maybe I just got lucky!
post #38 of 304
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hmmmm... what do you mean by this???
A lot of names are like that, actually. For example my daughters name (which I don't share) just would NOT sound right on anyone but her. Myself, I always grew up thinking my name was wrong (which is part of why I don't share my real name)

Perhaps you should keep the list how it is... you never know, when she is born you may look into her face and just KNOW what her name is! (for my daughter I was torn between the order of her name, first middle or middle first... when I looked into her face the first time I knew which one was right for her)
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Perhaps you should keep the list how it is... you never know, when she is born you may look into her face and just KNOW what her name is! (for my daughter I was torn between the order of her name, first middle or middle first... when I looked into her face the first time I knew which one was right for her)


AFM - it's too early for pregnancy brain, I'm sure, but maybe I just got caught up in all the excitement. My doubling time is actually 34.9, which is still nice and quick, but isn't as extreme as I first thought. Apparently I'm unable to count days.
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hmmmm... what do you mean by this???



Lisko-- I am excited that you are having a boy too! After this girl is born all healthy, happy and content I am sure I will want to try for a boy... or at least another healthy girl I am happy you like the name Adelynn. The only negative comment I get is the lynn spelling like I am trying to be trendy or something. : I don't like names like that. I love old names. I love the sound of Adelynn though but I worry the spelling looks too modern and the name will get lost with all the Madelyns and Addisons out there... I am still thinking I might go with Amelia or Elizabeth but DH wants to spell it Elisabeth *the German way* and I don't think I like that as much... Anneliese, Adelynn, Elisabeth, Giselle, Amelia... Ai Ai Ai.
I love Giselle too... it's my mother's name, except spelled with one L. She was named after a French ballerina that my grandmother loved.
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