20 weeks today! Only 18 weeks until C-section. Wow is this ever going by fast!!!
I'm exhausted, my toddler has decided she no longer wants to sleep She's not napping (despite being so tired she falls alseep on your lap), and then she cries and cries at bed time, and wakes up often at night. I really hope this is all teething and she goes back to being the wonderful sleeper she was by the time this little guy gets here!
I've had a hard time getting excited about little baby boy clothes. It seems to me (after having a girl) that there isn't much out there that is cute for baby boys I hate the camo stuff, the clothes with monsters, trucks, sports, etc... Why can't a baby boy just be a BABY?? I'm getting irritated. I think I like the Baby Gap and Gymboree stuff best, but of course that is the priciest... Will try a second hand shop to see if I can find good quality stuff that I like without paying a fortune.
Oh and ladies, little dilemma: we had decided that 2 is enough, and DH was going to get snipped after this one... Well now I'm having doubts, especially after my work colleague who is my age announced she is expecting her third... Obviously we'll hold off on the snipping and tubal ligation (which I was planning on requesting at the time of the C-section). But how do you know for sure you can handle more than 2? I can't even imaging a toddler with a newborn right now, I'm surprising myself by being broody for a third WHILE pregnant with our second! Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I think a big part of my hesitation stems from the fact that I would have ideally liked to be all done with pregnancies by the time I'm 39, which would be impossible if we want a third: I'll be turning 39 6 weeks after this little guy comes...
Welcome skier!!! Another fellow Canadian :-)
Mbababy, LOVE the name choice, and so relieved to know my memory wasn't lapsing
Hi Ladies! I hope it's ok for me to join in, I think I finally feel ready to stop lurking and start chatting. This is our first baby and we found out about 2 weeks ago that we are having a little girl! I've been so nervous about everything going well that I've been a bit slow in getting too excited, but as we start adding baby furniture into our spare room the excitement is growing. Anyways I hope you all are feeling well!
Congrats and welcome!! I'd be happy to update the first post with your info...when is your due date?
Junebug, I definitely can't provide you any advice as this will only be my first, but I will be watching intently for replies to your dilemma...as I've been wondering the same question myself about whether or not to have just one or try for 2. Best of luck in your decision And I know what you mean about baby boy clothes options....what is it w/ monkeys, puppies and trucks as options...and that's it??
Dorian...best of luck on your upcoming appt. I'm sure everything will go great! Btw...what is a "B" belly?
Kirst, I can understand the double initial thing. I never thought picking a name would be as hard as it was!
Ceedee, glad to know I'm not alone with the ring issue....I was able to get them on this morning...but at this point it's touch and go for sure..
Maple, best of luck on your appt tomorrow....looks like we both have appts. for the same thing on the same day (looking a lil one's heart more closely). I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you!!
Mbababy ~ My due date is April 12th. I'm hoping to go a to that date or a little longer as the ski programs that I run finish on the 8th of April
Maple Leaf ~ Good job on waiting to find out the gender! I maybe could have waited but there's no way my husband would've been able to.
Junebug ~ I kinda know what you mean about wanting more while pregnant...I haven't been sure if I'd want more than one, but I'm really starting to enjoy this pregnancy and could easily see myself doing this again. In that I don't have any kids yet, I'm not sure what we're in for....
For those who have been pregnant before, did you have any other scans after the 20 week anatomy scan? I'm finding it hard to think that the next time I see our little girl is when she's here!
junebug - when I was pregnant with number 2 I thought that she would be my last but a while later got all clucky again so had a talk with hubby about it and after a month or so made him see that it was a good idea.....over 2 years later number 3 came along. Hubby said that he'd get the snip but then chickened out and I told him I wasn't getting my tubes tied unless I had another baby....so here we are. I always imagined myself with 3 children but here we are with number 4 baking away.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you are truly not sure, dont do anything too rash....wait and see how you feel a year or so later. Good luck with the decision!!
skier - with my first baby I only had 2 scans....a dating scan andan anatomy scan at around 20 weeks.
With number 2, I had several as my uterus wasn't growing and they needed to monitor the size of baby.
With number 3, I had to have another one after my 20 week one to check on the placenta because it had a lobe on it that was covering the os.
With this one, I've had 3 scans already and will need at least one more to check on baby's kidneys as they were dilated at the anatomy scan.
It depends on what else they need to check I guess and how generous you ob/gyn is feeling, lol!
Wow, I've missed a bit on here! Best of luck to those who have appointments coming up. I've got midwife on Friday, only seems 5 minutes since I saw her last time Pregnancy is suddenly going very quick!
OH and I have booked a short break away together next week We're off to Bruges in Belgium for 2 nights, go on Wednesday 21st and return on Friday 23rd. Typical that the big news on TV two days after we booked it is a mad gunman in Belgium Thankfully the nutjob killed himself at the end of his rampage so isn't still around!
A 'B' Belly is one that looks like the capital letter B when veiwed from the side. LOL. Us women with more weight than we should have, often get them...so I read.
Junebug, that is really hard decision. I love kids, and would love to of had 5 or 6 kids(I've had 6 pregnancies, but this is my fourth viable one). I've always wanted a large family though. I come from a family of 4 girls.
It can be hectic at times. Especially if they are close in age like yours. My kids are all spread out age wise, so maybe that was easier? I don't know. In some ways I guess so, and in others I would think having them closer in age would be better.
But, the bottom line. If you are contimplating it now, DON'T do anything rash for a year or so. And talk, talk, talk...keep that communication open with dh.
Hi Nat! have a great trip.
OH!!! Week 24 is V day, RIGHT???!! WOOOHOO....I made it!!!!
Dorian, got a late start on things, only met DH when I was 35, married at 36, had first baby and turned 37 only 5 days later, now 38 expecting second and will turn 39 only 6 weeks after he arrives... I wouldn't put it off more than 1 year, with every year that goes by the risk of chromosomal problems increases dramatically (yeah, it's at the forefront of my mind given my profession as a medical geneticist ). So if we go for a #3, we'd be definitely looking at 3 kids under the age of 3.5 years... Ouch! Plus, as the main bread winner for our family, financially every unpaid mat leave I have has a huge burden on us as well, with more and more debt accruing... It is definitely not an easy decision!
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