Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker
Amanda, Would you have to wait an entire month for the anatomy scan? That's a bummer since 17 weeks is SO close to the cut-off.
Not much to report around here. The kids have had colds so we haven't been doing much. I have been cleaning/organizing/junk purging over the last several days and i love it! Now I feel like I really need to organize all the homeschooling stuff we've been given but I get overwhelmed when I look at it all. Blessed to just be given it, but totally unsure of where to start. I need to tackle my sewing pile too! Most of it won't take long if I just do it!
I finally got going on Christmas presents and am almost done! Not sure what to get the in-laws. What do you all do for yours? MIL is actually pretty easy to shop for but I think she is trying to get rid of "stuff" (sort of, haha, she shops a lot still.) FIL I don't know.
I hope not. I just read something on another forum (yes I see other forums) about a woman who had her anatomy scan and they found out that the baby's joints were all fused and had to terminate and it got me all freaked out. So I'm hoping to ask to schedule it right away in January. Then maybe I can hold out on the special place and save the $40.
My MIL is getting a keurig from all of her kiddos. My FIL has passed away so getting him gifts would be odd. My other ILs get things off their wish lists or gift cards.
Hope the kiddos feel better!
Originally Posted by BaileyB
BAAAHHH! Your mother is MY mother! Sounds so familiar...unfortunetly!
Like I said above, not much to report here.My xmas shopping is done except one gift exchange thing, but I won't be at the party where it will be exchanged so in my mind it is kind of written off. We are doing some baking with my neighbor friend and her 1 year old boy next Sunday. This week (especially since we have snow and that always makes me want to hibernate) we/I am just planning on staying home the whole week and tinker with stuff here. DD is finally back to her self-entertaining happy self. She is literally sitting on the floor 'reading' her children's bible and watching cartoons like a perfect little angel. Such a 180 from the last 2 weeks, although her molars aren't quite busted through her gums yet. I got a newborn bonnet knitted up and finished lastnite. I told DH it turned out so good I don't want to give it away. It is for my cousin's baby shower. She is having a girl. She lives in Boston but is from here so we are having the shower on the 22nd while she is home for the holidays. I will try to take a picture today and post it. It is the first project I have ever successfully finished that has turned out the way it is suppose to (besides 2 scarves for DD).
I didn't know I had another sister! So sad that it rings true for you too.
I do still need to find a white elephant gift now that you mention it.
Originally Posted by MarieWalter
Amanda, I have to have my anatomy scan a little early because we're moving, let's see, I'll be ... 17+5? I guess that's enough closer to the 18 mark. That's Thursday - I'm looking forward to it even though I did not realize it took so long. I don't particularly have a problem with ultrasounds, but I had no idea it would be like an hour long scan. I'm hoping the tech will give us a printout of baby's hands
Sooo my next project after finishing my big paper - well, I have an exam Friday and assignments to grade, but neither are too worrisome - packing! We're leaving here on the 19th to be in Fla for the holidays, then onto Germany on the 31st. We're moving with suitcases only, so I'm going to actually start packing household stuff that we can do without, just to get a better sense for how the space is going to play out. Hoping not to have to pay for extra suitcases - on the Tampa-Toronto-Frankfurt flight, it's $100 to check an extra one! We have nearly finished Xmas shopping. Usually (being at a distance) we buy online and have stuff shipped, but I wanted to do a little more local-small-business this year. Basically everyone is getting books and wall calendars and maybe socks :) Then we're shipping all that home via the USPS, which I need to do pretty quick here to make sure it all gets there in time!
Yea I'm 17+3 today. It's an HOUR SCAN?!? Holy carp! And with a full bladder that whole time? That doesn't sound like fun.
Originally Posted by eepeepee
Wow! Lots to talk about already this week. I have a couple quick questions to submit to the collective mama wisdom:
What have you guys asked for for Christmas/Hanukkah/etc? My family/husband keep asking me what I want and I really can't think of much. I mean, all I really need these days is baby/maternity stuff, but that seems almost like a waste of a gift that's supposed to be for me, you know? Plus, that's what the shower will be for. Thoughts?
Also, today my boss not-so-subtly mentioned that I should really try to schedule my midwife appointments either "really early" or "really late" in the day (I had to leave around noon yesterday for one). She tried to frame it as concern for my sick days being used up, but I don't know if I really buy that. It made me feel weird and guilty for having to leave so often (I've had scheduling snafus and had to go every other week a few times). Am I being paranoid?
I've been wanting jewelry this Christmas since clothing makes me feel fat and I'm feeling like I can't spoil myself since we have a kid on the way. I want sparkly things that make me feel pretty. That, and cheese.
That kinda sucks about your boss. It could just be a preference thing like it's easier for her to deal with you being gone at certain times or she figures it's better for you? I try to schedule mine for the end of the day, after work if possible, but then I find myself having a day like today where I just want to be done and go home and then I remember I have to go and be poked and prodded for a while after work and I just go 'ugh.'
Second trimester scan today. Hope everything goes well. I give major props to those that raise children with special needs but I don't think I could do it so I'm a bit nervous.
Feeling kinda crappy today too. I know weeks 16-18 are a major growth spurt for the babe and I feel like I'm back in my first trimester again. So tired I can barely keep my eyes open, back killing me, slightly nauseated (although I think that's just hunger), hungry, headachy. No fair, baby leave me alone.
At least I get to work from home tomorrow since they're putting a coat of poly on my office door. Fumes are nice for getting me out of work.
In surprise news my brother, SIL, and niece are coming for Christmas and staying with us. It's unexpected. We had invited them but figured they wouldn't come. I'm happy to see them but a little sad that my laid back Christmas will now not be quite as restful since we'll have company. And we'll have to figure out our other family plans as we had planned on attending one other family christmas and then hosting our own.