I'm loving the 8-9 month phase, but I did not love the first 4 months, so that's the phase I'm hoping to put behind us quickly. And I am really looking forward to when he is 4 years old - that must be so fun Lilrojo! Yay for being in the TWW - I'm jealous! I'm not even sure we're going to be able to time things right this month, because DH will be out of town. And it's so much harder for us to find time to BD this time around! And since I'm just coming off the pill, I'm not really sure what my cycle will be like. I guess we'll see!
I never went back on the pill after bryce.. and just wait it gets way more fun.. lol bryce is almost 11 months and just awesome.. it just gets better and better.. and we were planning to ntnp but ended up dtd the morning i peaked so scratch that lol.. i know when i was on the pill i got preg first month off both times i tried.. so fxed for you guys..
So my first appt is next Tuesday. I'll only be a little over 5 weeks, so I think it'll be just blood work and such. Hopefully, while there I'll get to make my appt for 1st scan!! Now off to try to find Jack a shirt that says "Big Brother" on it. I am going to let him wear it to my parents and in-laws over the weekend. And just see how long it will take them to figure it out!! I am so ready to tell them. I'm finding it harder to keep a secret this time around than last time.
Hi everyone! Happy new year!!!!
I accidentally went to the first page of this thread and thought everyone was pregnant again lol!!
Futuremama so glad you are here!! Good job pumping! It didn't work well for me as not much would come out! It's a lot of work so be proud of yourself. So glad you have your baby in your arms! Is everything ok now with your blood pressure? It sounds like maya was not growth restricted right? She seemed pretty big for 15 days early. Do they usually induce for growth restricted because they worry they are not getting enough nutrients inside? What size did they think she was? Sorry for all the questions, just curious as I feel the scans are always off. THey thought giada was a bit over 6 pounds according the scan and she was almost 8.5. My sister in law they induced bc they thought her baby was too big and he was about 7.5. These scans seem a bit off! Either way so glad you and baby are safe!
It's been so crazy at holiday time, I am glad it is coming to an end.
Can't wait to hear of your first scan ladyl, and how people react to the shirt!!! You must be so excited!
So great to hear from you workingttc! Keeping my fingers crossed for you for a quick bfp! Don't worry at all about your age. I was 36 when getting pg with giada, and had just come off the pill after over 20 years! I started early due to irregular cycles and I had some off times where I didn't take it, but it was mostly on. It took me 6 cycles of ttc, but 3 of those didn't count as we couldn't try at the right time of month for one reason of another. So really it only took 3 cycles. I think if you ovulate each month and you are tracking it then your chances are pretty good compared to someone who doesn't track it and isn't even sure if she is ovulating. Plus for many the second time around is easier. Hoping it is that way for you!
Dreamer I hope you are having a wonderful trip! I am jealous you get to got to gordon ramsey's restaurant!! I watch all of his shows!!
Lilrojo my fingers are crossed for you! When is testing day??
Trixie I am having g's party this sunday - eeeks! It's mostly adults. There will be 3 kids there between the ages of 3 and 5. I hadn't even thought about games!! Curious to hear if anyone has some good ideas? We are ordering sandwiches and salad and I am making a rubber ducky cake. GIada loves her ducky so we decided to do that theme. For her bday we bought her a charm bracelet from pandora and a ducky charm. We are going to add one every bday. Her actual bday is the 9th. I seriously can't believe it!! She is doing more things now. She is now holding up her toys for me to look at, yay!! I am getting a little less worried about autism. She recognized the names of all of her books, which I had no idea she knew. ANd a couple times she has handed us the book. Still no words, just babble.
I am so undecided about having another child. I was talking to dh today and he said no way. I'm not sure how I feel. He is worried about finances and feels pressure since he is the one with the good job right now. My job will never pay a ton as I am a therapist and unless I build a good private practice I just won't get paid that much. Financially we are doing well, but I see that as he is the one supporting the family, it is a lot of pressure on him. I know I could convince him, but I'm just not sure what I want. Anyone else feeling indecisive? Anyone else worried about their body after another one? My back is still bothering me, and now I have a bad knee. I still have that stupid line down my stomach! Ugh I just wish I had a crystal ball!
Yay for first birthday parties! I can't believe it! The only ones I've ever been to have mostly been adults and a handful of kids, so I don't have any game ideas. I did go to one where they had some entertainment for the kids - a guy who did songs and stuff with them. Trixie, post a pic of the bee cake if you can - sounds adorable! As far as what food to have, I think it just depends on what time the party is. I have a friend having her daughter's first birthday party in a couple weeks in the late afternoon and they are just doing cake, tea and cocktails (for the grownups of course )
Thanks for the advice, Stranj, that is definitely reassuring. I honestly felt the same way as you as far as being unsure about having another until pretty recently. Then all of a sudden I was sure I wanted another and close together. So funny how quickly your views can change on these things...Particularly on something so important.
I'm attaching a pic of my little guy. It's a from when he was 6 months old, so it's a bit outdated, but I don't have any others handy on my work computer. So fun to be back on BNB!
Trixie I got Bryces bday stuff all around already.. i know im super organized.. but we are doing an inflatable alligator ring toss game.. more for the bigger kids and making our own masks to wear.. Bryce wont really play any of them lol.. but he will wander.. our theme is baby lion king Food will depend.. not sure yet.. easy stuff for sure!!
As far as testing im 5dpo today so testing in about 5 days at 10dpo..
well i got a few party plates, cups and table cloth....balloons and wrapping paper...we got him an elephant popper and a ride on car and i promised OH that i wouldnt get anything else!!!
the cake is costing 35 pounds which i quite expensive!
next door neighbour is 4 months preg.........her LO is 15 months....i started fertility friend again, so ill start temping next month and mite get out the cbfm!!!....the more i think abt it, yes i would love to have the baby years all together rather than wait.....so i guess we will ttc soon!
Hey girls!! Hope you all have had a good weekend!,
Stranje, I hope Giada has a lovely birthday party today! Let us know how it goes.
Trixie, Conor's bee party sounds super cute!! It is crazy that we are already planning/having our kids' first birthdays!! We are doing a Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat theme for Jack. I think it will turn out really cute!! I can't wait!
working, your little man is so handsome! Good luck with TTC! Hopefully, we will be bump buddies soon!
good luck with testing Lilrojo! I hope we will also be bump buddies again!
as far as having babies close in age, my original plan was to wait until jack was 2 to start TTC again, but then we decided to wait until he turned 1. So we weren't really trying, but it happened only a few months earlier then we had planned. I am just shocked it happened so fast. I just knew it would take at least 6 months like it did last time. So jack and this baby will be 19 months apart. My brother and I are 23 months apart, and we always played well together and were pretty close our whole lives (until these past couple years when he started having his drug issues). But overall, I think it will be a fun age difference for them growing up so close. Plus, I'm all about getting the baby stage out of the way. I loved whb jack was super tiny, but he is so much more fun now and I love his little personality!
Well, off to tell our parents in a few hours!! Jack has his big brother outfit all ready to go!! I hope they are excited to be grandparents again!!
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