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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 02:52 AM   91
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That's great news Sierra!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 08:07 AM   92
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Thanks everyone! I'm still so excited!

Jo-- I quote and service insurance for small businesses. Most of what I do is online or in a computer software program. I'll get about 3-7 phone calls a day, which they will transfer to my home phone----and if baby is crying, then they'll just have to get the message machine.

We'll see how it goes. . .I'm not really sure I'll be able to keep up with all of my work while I'm watching baby---which DH said if that happens, we can get a babysitter part time or use daycare for part of the day. I'm really hoping to make it work that I can take care of baby and do my job. I think I'll just have to put in long hours----either get up after baby's early early morning feeding and start work then or else finish my work once baby goes to bed in the evening. It'll all be on a trial-run. I'm working for about 2 hours a day during maternity leave, too. . .so that will give me a bit of an idea of what I can handle. I'll also have a few meetings I'll need to go to, which I will need a babysitter for a couple of hours.

Glitterbug---that is so cute that DH kissed your bump (and you!). My DH came into my office (he works at the same place as me) yesterday and said: "Wow, you look HUGE!". Haha. . .I'll be glad when he gets to the bump-kissing stage!

wamommy---I can't wait for that big bump, either!

I get my hair cut today---it's just a trim, but I'm so excited to get it looking good again. . .I feel it's been awfully limp and yucky since I got pregnant---here's hoping the stylist can do magic with it!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 10:38 AM   93
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Sierra, that is fantastic news! I am hoping that I'll be able to swing something like that as well. I am in the process of getting approved for telework. From what I've seen of my boss (who is currently about ready to pop her bump is so huge!) she is able to telework a good 4 out of 5 days during this last month of pregnancy.

Congrats, wamommy on finally getting to tell people! It is so nice to have it all out in the open.

We had our 14 week check up today and everything was GREAT! Midwife took about 10 seconds to find LO's heartbeat, which was beating at 150/minute. I guess this is (for the time being) proving my husband's guess of team blue correct (if we believe all the wives tales). We go back in 4 weeks for another check up and then 2 after that for our gender scan. I've been cleared for travel since I'm flying from Georgia to Oregon to visit family over Labor Day and was told it is perfectly safe to go through the airport scanners.



 
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Oooh Kellen--I really hope you can telework! That'll be awesome! Keep us posted!

GREAT news on the checkup! I'm dying to find out the baby's gender. . .I just don't know how long I can wait! haha.

About the airport scanners. . .my doctor told me there wasn't enough research on them and it was up to me if I wanted to go through them or not. I ended up telling the airport people that I was pregnant and didn't want to go through the scanners. They were super nice about it and just took me over to the side and a woman basically felt under my arpits and along my sides to see if I was "hiding" anything. I wore a really simple dress that would have been hard to hide anything in. . .so they really didn't have to do much. I've read a lot that they are perfectly safe, but I just didn't want to take any chances since I mc in May and I was still early pregnant at the time of my trip. Totally up to you, but I wanted to let you know you have options

I got my first stranger comment about my pregnancy today!!!! Woohoo! I was just sitting at the hair salon and this woman walks in to get her hair done as well and she said, "Wow, you're brave wearing high-heels and being pregnant!" It makes me wonder if I should switch to flat shoes, but I was so glad that someone noticed I was pregnant and not fat!! HOORAY!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 11:51 AM   95
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I specifically asked the midwife and she said that she has read research that shows that the scanners have minimal to no effect on the baby. It would be a radiation concern, but they don't give off enough to be scared now that I am in the second trimester. Since I'm flying out of a huge international airport that takes an 1hr+ to get through security I'll probably risk it. At a smaller airport with less lines I would probably ask to be taken aside.



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 12:04 PM   96
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I specifically asked the midwife and she said that she has read research that shows that the scanners have minimal to no effect on the baby. It would be a radiation concern, but they don't give off enough to be scared now that I am in the second trimester. Since I'm flying out of a huge international airport that takes an 1hr+ to get through security I'll probably risk it. At a smaller airport with less lines I would probably ask to be taken aside.
Oh yeah, yikes... those international airports can take forever! I was flying out of smaller ones, which may be why I had such an easy time.



 
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We live in Atlanta so I get to deal with killer traffic and really grumpy TSA people! However, I will say that the lines are not as long as they are at the Honolulu International Airport. For a few years I was flying back and forth from California to Hawaii with some regularity and their lines are horrible! Not only do you have to go through a scan, but you also have to put your luggage through a scan before you can pick up your ticket. Something about bugs...



 
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We live in Atlanta so I get to deal with killer traffic and really grumpy TSA people! However, I will say that the lines are not as long as they are at the Honolulu International Airport. For a few years I was flying back and forth from California to Hawaii with some regularity and their lines are horrible! Not only do you have to go through a scan, but you also have to put your luggage through a scan before you can pick up your ticket. Something about bugs...
Eww that's kind of gross. . .I wonder what kind of bugs they are worried about? Weird. ..



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 14:15 PM   99
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Here's my sono!!!!


My sono went great!!! everything is accounted for and everything looked good!!! they put me ahead from 12 +5 to 13+1 but im just going to leave my ticker the same for now...my due date is still the same. It was amazing to see it moving it was doing flips and kicking the whole time heart beat was in the 140's and nice and strong!!!
We are both thinking its a boy based on the head....i guess we will find out in 7 weeks!!




 
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 14:23 PM   100
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Congrats on the fantastic pictures, Munchkin! That is exciting. It is so awesome to be able to see a wiggly baby. Love the pictures!



 
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