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post #21 of 63
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Originally Posted by mamahen2coop View Post

Everything seems to be going well over here.  I wont get to half way until Saturday.  It stinks being at the end of the month- its like the kid who doesnt turn 16 until their Jr. year! haha.   



 ROTFLMAO.gifThat cracked me up. 

 

 

post #22 of 63
Congrats to everyone who is finding out the baby's sex! We officially decided not to find out this time, after waffling back and forth on it. I think that magical moment when we find out at birth will be worth the wait.

I did have a dream that it was a boy, but I also believe that means absolutely nothing. smile.gif In my dream I had the most amazing, easy, completely painless and totally joyful birth EVER and I was just so so happy! I said, it's a boy, it's a boy! and hugged my little baby to my chest. It was incredible and I was still happy all over when I woke up! (I hope it goes just like that in real life! Although boy or girl is fine with me.)

I had a midwife appointment today. Baby's HR was 140. Everything is great. I'm really loving my midwife and her assistant! They talked with me for a couple hours today and I asked a bunch of questions. I just really feel confident in their skill, knowledge, and attitude. Moreso now that I'm getting to know them better! So that's awesome.

I'm trying to get my DS used to the idea of the new baby. We have the book "Hello Baby" and it's so cute, whenever he picks up that book he starts making labor sounds like "aaaoohhhhhh!!!" because I explained that I'll be making those sounds (we plan to have him at the birth.) We also just got him another big brother book and I ordered a life-like doll to help teach him about being gentle with the baby, etc. I think he's going to be a great big brother!

I've started nesting in a big way. So much to do! Anyway, blah blah blah...

Is anyone else starting to feel super excited? Like even more than before? smile.gif
post #23 of 63
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Originally Posted by radicaleel View Post

Is anyone else starting to feel super excited? Like even more than before? smile.gif

 

YES!  I was excited with DS but anxious too because I didn't know what to expect. This time I'm SO excited!
 

 

post #24 of 63

Yay, Now I can FINALLY Officially say half way!  woo hoo! I finally spilled the beans at work.  They were all amazed that I hid it for that long.  :)  I'm just excited because I'm finally half way!  still torndizzy.gif between homebrith and hospital with my coworkers... but that's another thread. 

 

post #25 of 63

I officially felt pregnant yesterday, I mean I have gone through the morning (or all day!) sickness, gained 20 lb, and found out I am having a girl, but yesterday I felt REALLY pregnant. The day before I felt my stomach muscles stretching and then POOF! my belly popped and I now waddle instead of walk. I was asked to do the March of Dimes walk with people at my work and I joked I won't walk it but I will waddle it! Parents at the school I work at are noticing too. I bought myself a dress and a few more shirts and now I feel more pregnant round than fat round. I also let DD pick out one clothing item for her new sister. 

 

Congrats to those making the halfway point!

post #26 of 63

Anatomy scan tomorrow afternoon.  Very excited and nervous all at the same time.  Can't believe I have to chug down 32oz of water 1 hr prior to the scan.

1.  I don't know if I can physically drink that much water in a short amount of time.

2.  I'll be peeing like crazy and don't know if I'll be able to hold it through the whole scan.

 

 

post #27 of 63
HawaiianBlessing: That's odd! I was specifically told not to drink beforehand, and on top of that when I arrived for my scan they had me empty my bladder before going in. 32 oz of water is crazy all at once! I hope your scan goes great though and the full bladder will be VERY worth it if you get to see everything you want to see!!
post #28 of 63

HawaiianBlessing - I was told to do the same thing!  By the time I got into the scan I quite literally COULD NOT let the tech start before letting out some of the pee.  I was so full it was painful.  The tech said "I need to check you before you can use the bathroom." and I said "I really need to go, even letting out two teaspoons would be helpful."  So he said I could go as long as I could stop it, which I could, and did (although that was not cool stopping the peeing!).  When I was done, he scanned me for about 1 minute, then sent me to empty.  Man, it was brutal!  Funny thing, he said that before I went in to pee, baby's bladder was full too, when I got back we were both empty.  ROTFLMAO.gif


Edited by tourist. - 3/14/11 at 12:24pm
post #29 of 63

Just got home from the scan.  Apparently the reason for the full bladder is so they can see the cervix better....that's it.  I got half way through the scan and she had to have me empty it so baby would rotate.  She needed to see the brain better and baby wouldn't cooperate with all that fluid. 

 

Everything appeared to look good.  The heart was so beautiful to see.  Baby looked adorable and the tech was so sweet.

 

Baby weighed 14oz which I guess is good size for this age. 


It looks like we are joining team testosterone.   Yes really it's a boy!   I'm in shock still....my family has all girls so they are very excited as well. 

 

Now the tough part of choosing a name or two begins.

 


So excited!!!!

 

 

post #30 of 63

HawaiianBlessing - Congrats on finding out it's a boy!  I agree about choosing a name, it's going to be quite difficult.  DH & I have been talking about names for weeks and have come up with nothing so far (I've had to veto the one name he loves because it's way too far outside of my "criteria"). 

post #31 of 63
Congrats!! Boys are so sweet and cuddly and so much fun!

Re: names. We have chosen our boy name and girl name and I love both! I kind of want to share here but I won't because I think it makes it feel more special/sacred if we keep it to ourselves. Maybe I will cave before July though just because I really want to tell somebody!!

For the past 3 days I've been SO sick--worst cold ever. I had a painful sore throat, aches and pains everywhere, and tons of pressure and snot in my whole head--ick! Thankfully it's starting to get better but I still feel run down, and now DS has it too. (But not as bad as me.) I can't wait to feel better.

The weather will start getting warmer soon so I'm really happy about that. Is anyone starting a garden?
post #32 of 63
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 Is anyone starting a garden?

I am! I am ! It's my first garden and I am super stoked about it. I don't even really know where/how to start. I guess I better get on that :)
 

 

post #33 of 63

I am doing a garden this year, I have even started a few plants on my kitchen window!  Every year my carrots never work, this year they will!  Even if I have to plant them a few times!

post #34 of 63
mommybaker: The trick with carrots (and it's where I always go wrong with them) is to thin them out ruthlessly. When you think they're thin enough thin them again! It also helps to - if you plant them in rows - mix the seeds about 1 part seeds to 3 parts sand, then scatter them. This will spread the seeds out a lot more.

We'll be starting our indoor planting here this weekend or next weekend I think. That gives everything about 2 months of indoor time before it will go outside at the end of May. I only really pre-start our slow growing things - zuchini, cucumber, cauliflower, corn, squash. And some of the flowers smile.gif All the faster growing things I just direct plant once the May long weekend is past - carrots, lettuce spinach peas potatoes onions and radishes.

I can't wait to have some flowers growing inside!!!
post #35 of 63

So today we had our 20 week scan.  Everything looked good except baby was breech-ish.  I'm not worried yet but man that baby better turn!!  We didn't find out the sex but I swear I saw a penis hanging out there.  There was a left ventricular foci that my OB said as a single finding is a normal variation.  My quad screen was really normal so I'm not stressing over it but still, it's something different.  baby was moving so much the tech could hardly get what she needed.  I guess the placenta is posterior which, along with the breech, would be why I feel so much movement and bladder/cervix kicks. 

 

In other news, Ive been reading lots of prego books.  Birthing from Within was good, The Ina May book was OK, and I didn't like the Bradley book.  By far my favorite book so far, besides Origins, has been Gentle birth, gentle mothering : a doctor's guide to natural childbirth and gentle early parenting choices   by Buckley, Sarah J.  Its EXACTlY the book I needed to be reading.  I'm not finished yet but I really like it. 

post #36 of 63
Yesterday and today the weather in MD has been fantastic! Really our first real spring weather so far. I spent several hours yesterday and again today digging and turning the dirt in my garden, pulling out dead stuff and getting it all soft and ready to plant. I've got lots of compost in my pile and now just have to decide what to plant this year. So exciting!

@mamahen2coop Congrats on a good scan! Don't worry too much about the baby's position--there is LOTS of time still. I know from my last pregnancy how stressful it is to constantly worry about the baby's position! I'm trying really hard to be more zen about that this time--all I can do is take care to have good posture, do good yoga stuff, and talk to my baby about being head-down. orngbiggrin.gif What will be will be.

As for books, I'm reading Prenatal Parenting by Frederick Wirth. It's about how much we influence our babies before they're born. It's really interesting and helpful to me right now because I've been feeling stressed and need a new perspective to help me be calm/positive!
post #37 of 63

@ radicaleel I am so JEALOUS that the East Coast is having nice weather.  My entire family is there and that is all I'm hearing lately.  It is suppose to be spring here but they are predicting snow for the next two weeks BLEH!!!!

 

I read a really neat article in Time magazine about how our moods during pregnancy can effect baby's personality and some later life outcomes.  I bet that book is super interesting.

 

@ mamahen2coop-congrats on a good scan.  Keep thinking positive thoughts and visualize baby turning head down.  S/he will get there.

 

I've read a bunch of different stuff--some my MIL gave to me (she used to do doula work) and a bunch that were recommended.

I found Henci Goer's book to be very informative.  I'm reading Ina May's Guide to a Better Birth and so far it's ok.  I'm also reading one of Dr. Sear's books --again it's ok.

 

I feel pretty well educated for a first timer and probably am in for the shock of my life when I go to deliver but I guess it's all part of the experience.


Finally rounded the corner and am in week 21.  My DH said "it's all down hill from here"

post #38 of 63

I'll read Prenatal parenting next.  It sounds like similar material to Origins, which i pick up every time my diet starts to take a less than optimal turn, if you kwim.

I finally just got a decent pair of maternity jeans.  I've been wearing my old jeans with the Bella Band til now but they were hard to stay up.  Which is my same complaint with the maternity jeans.  Maybe just because I dont have a big big belly to hold them up yet.  Luckily, or unluckily for my pocketbook, I was 20lbs less at conception with this LO than I was with DS so all my old stuff that I was planning on just wearing again is unattractively baggy. 

post #39 of 63

Nice Mamahen, where did you find them?

 

I have the hardest time finding any maternity clothes that are flattering. The other day I tried on a top with navy blue horizontal stripes around the bust (wtf??? Why is horizontal stripes appropriate for a pregnant lady?) that also had these delicate little bows ties on the shoulder. That might have been flattering for some but for me I just looked like a giant busted sailor. It was really horrifying. I left the dressing room in tears, which I hadn't done since I was a teenager. Stupid hormones, lol

post #40 of 63
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Originally Posted by lovelylisa View Post

Nice Mamahen, where did you find them?

 

I have the hardest time finding any maternity clothes that are flattering. The other day I tried on a top with navy blue horizontal stripes around the bust (wtf??? Why is horizontal stripes appropriate for a pregnant lady?) that also had these delicate little bows ties on the shoulder. That might have been flattering for some but for me I just looked like a giant busted sailor. It was really horrifying. I left the dressing room in tears, which I hadn't done since I was a teenager. Stupid hormones, lol


I hear you on the stripes! They are everywhere! As if my boobs don't look big enough! I found some solid tees at Target. I have to wear a tank under then because they are either to low cut or too thin but they work (again, I do not need to draw more attention to the boobs!). A friend is letting me wear her maternity clothes. A lot of them don't fit right but some do. They are not my favorite style but I bought a few things from Motherhood maternity and Target to make it all work. The other thing i don't like about maternity shirts is the length. I am only 5'4" and can tell a lot of the shirts are going to get too short in the last trimester. Target shirts seem to run a little longer. 

 

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