crazycatlady - Of course you can join us whenever you'd like.
mommyxofxone - What's the baking soda test and when do you normally do it? I like to see what it says for me. I used a specific Chinese gender chart for my kids and it was right for all of them. I can't find it now, though. The couple I've tried for this pregnancy say this baby is a boy, though.
Honestly, I do have a gender preference. Obviously, I will be completely over the moon with either gender, but I would slightly prefer a girl. Part of the reason is, as stupid as this sounds, I'm worried I won't be as close with another boy as I am with my son. I've had two daughters, so I know that I can do it with girls, but since I only have the 1 boy, I'm worried it'll be different. I don't know, just saying it makes me sound crazy.
I don't think it's fair of other moms to get upset over others having gender preferences. It happens. It doesn't mean that you'll love your baby less or any of that nonsense.
ksquared - I hope the itchiness eases up. Did your doctor email you back about it? Hopefully it's nothing to worry about.
AFM - I found out through a lot of trial and error this past week that sweets are a no-no for me. Every time I try eating them, I feel sick for hours after. Too bad for me that I'm craving sweets like crazy
I've also been wondering for a while if there's a possibility that there's two babies in there. I think it's mostly just wishful thinking since there's no history of twins in my family and I don't have any of the "risk factors," but you never know.
you're def not crazy. most people have a preference. they just can't help it. it's part of being human.
The baking soda test is take 2 tbs baking soda and add pee. if it fizzes boy and if nothing, girl. With dd it said girl, and this time i did it (i think too early) it said girl. it has to do with the ph in your urine or something.
Of course, Crazycatlady!! I didn't mean to exclude anyone. I'm going to post on our other thread that everyone is welcome. I'm sorry if I made you feel like you weren't.
Mommyxofxone - Oh that's annoying that your June group is being weird about having a gender preference. My DH and I both want a girl. I think it's mostly because we both connect better with girls, plus his sister has 3 boys and on my side I have 4 nephews. We have just 2 nieces. So the girls are definitely outnumbered! We actually want to end up having one girl and one boy in the end, but hoping to get our girl first. Just 1 day for you now! So exciting!
Aidensxmomma - I haven't been in the mood for sweets either. I've only really had a couple of really small things, so not enough to turn my stomach. But that's such a bummer that you're craving them but can't eat them! Maybe you need fruit to get your sweet fix. I also panicked early on about the possibility of having twins. I thought I had ovulated on both sides, and I felt twinges in two distinct places early on. But my scan shows just one baby - phew!
Afm - Sorry I've been absent for a couple of days. I started spotting on Friday evening and had a horribly stressful night thinking for sure I was losing the baby. It was paired with a couple of days of almost no symptoms. Ended up going to the ER to get a scan because it was my only option until Monday and I knew I would stress and not sleep. We waited 2 hours and during the scan the tech didn't say anything, and my DH couldn't tell on the screen because the tech was moving around too fast. But then at the very end he turns the screen and asks if we want to see. And there is was, the beautiful heartbeat! It was such shock and relief. I had already in my mind been going through the process of accepting another loss. After I cried so much and DH held me. We had to wait a while for a doctor, and he said everything looked on track and the heartbeat was 170. He said 99% of the time with spotting if they see a strong heartbeat, the pregnancy will go on as normal. Though he said I am at slightly higher risk because of my past loss. Thankfully I still have my doctor appointment on Tuesday so she can make sure everything still looks good and help me figure out why there was spotting. It stopped and I've maybe had a teensy bit more, or it could be leftover from Friday. It was very light brown but enough to stain my undies. Fx everything still looks good on Tuesday and there's no more spotting ever! My heart can't take it.
Oh ksquared I'm so sorry about the scare!!!! I'd have been a total mess!!!! So glad everything looks good!!!!
Seems my group all just think everyone should just want a healthy baby. And that's what I want but I do have a preference. I can't help it. And I know I'm not alone! I feel like they're trying to act a bit better than others? In the beginning I remember hearing preferences and now suddenly nothing. Oh well.
I can't believe it's so close. I wonder if I can sleep tonight lo
ksquared - What a scary situation! I'm glad everything turned out okay! I would have broken down. I'm glad you've got a doctor appointment soon, too, so you can get extra reassurance.
mommyxofxone - I'll have to try the baking soda test down the line. It'll be fun to see what it says. Thanks for the link. I'm looking for a really specific chart though - there was one chart that the conception age went down to 16, which is when I conceived/had my son. I've only found one chart like that and it's also been the only one that was right for all of my kids.
I can't wait to hear the update from your ultrasound tomorrow! I wouldn't be able to see sleep if I were you. I know I won't be able to on Thursday night - I'm going to be way too nervous/excited for Friday morning.
AFM - Not much new to report on today. My symptoms are all still there, which is good. I started taking another nausea pill in the morning. They weren't quite getting me through the full day anymore.
We've got a super busy week this week - my kids have after-school activities almost every day this week, I have a welcome day for the college I'm going to, and of course my ultrasound/doctor appointment on Friday. Hopefully being so busy will help time fly by.
Mommyxofxone - I can't wait to hear whether you're team pink or blue!! I'll add the little colored stork icon next to your name once you know .
Aidensxmomma - glad you're keeping busy this week and hopefully will come faster than you think! I'm glad those nausea pills are helping although it's a bummer you have to take it twice a day. Sounds like things are going well and you should have a beautiful scan on Friday!
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