TTC #1- Looking for buddies!

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  1. tbfromlv

    tbfromlv Well-Known Member

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    @SunnyBe your girls like to stay put don’t they??? Isn’t your due date like tomorrow? Come on baby!
     
  2. Dream143r

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    I think baby's coming on Monday. Just a hunch.

    Have I mentioned how sick I've been? I've had a cold/flu for about 3 weeks now. I actually had to go to the ER a couple nights ago because my cough was so bad, it hurt every inch of my body and was CONSTANT, no break. Anyhoo, I'm on a puffer now and some antibiotics in case my cold happens to be bacterial instead of viral.

    My NT scan was supposed to be Tuesday but I was way too sick to go. So I had to reschedule for next Tuesday, Nov 30. I'll be 13w2d by then.
     
  3. SunnyBe

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    Yup, due today but no baby just yet :D No dilation or anything either when I got checked a few days ago. They've put it an induction request for December 1st, but it's been so busy that they can't confirm they'll have a room available. So let's wait and see what happens in the next few days!

    Dream, man that sucks :( I'm guessing they've already ruled out covid? Hoping you'll feel better very soon.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
     
  4. tbfromlv

    tbfromlv Well-Known Member

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    Oh @Dream143r so sorry! That’s horrible. Being sick while pregnant is even worse because of the limitations to make you feel better! I hope you’re on the mend!

    @SunnyBe well I suppose she can’t stay in there forever! Even if she thinks she can! I hope that she comes soon. Nothing wrong with induction but it would be nice if your body started things first!

    happy thanksgiving!
     
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  5. Dream143r

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    I'm double vaxxed, never really felt like it was COVID. The doc said it could have been but I've been sick for so long that even if it was COVID if they tested for it now it wouldn't show up anyways.

    My bets are still on Monday. Hope it's an easy one for you Sunny.
     
  6. SunnyBe

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    How are you feeling Dream?

    I'm still pregnant and the induction is now scheduled for this Thursday at 41w (but they'll call on the morning of to confirm and there's still a decent shot it'll get postponed ughh).
     
  7. Dream143r

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    Oh I guess she wasn't interested in coming out on Monday as I predicted lol

    I had my NT Scan today. She's still in there, beating heart and waving fingers. DH is STILL holding out hope for a boy. heheee. My first OB appt is December 14th, hoping to hear the heartbeat then. Up to now we've just seen it on scan not actually heard it. DH was able to come in for the last 5 mins of the scan which was nice. I mean we can go clubbing in Ontario but up until this week couldn't have a spouse at a friggin ultrasound. #makeitmakesense

    Best of Luck for Thursday Sunny. My cousin's birthday is December 2nd, she's good peeps lol.
     
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    @SunnyBe oh goodness! Those babies want to be FULLY cooked lol any progress with dilation or anything? Good luck! I hope things go fast and smooth!

    @Dream143r I am glad baby girl is doing well! I hope if the ultrasound still confirms girl that DH will be ok :)
     
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  9. SunnyBe

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    She's here! I'll post an update later, but we're both doing great. Induction went great, epidural was amazing, pushing took less than 15 min, baby latched on like a champ in the first few minutes. So far so good!

    I'll send pics and her name in a DM later on :)
     
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    Yay!! Congrats Sunny!! Can’t wait to see pics and hear more about it!
     
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    Awesome! Congrats Sunny
     
  12. SunnyBe

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    Okay, finally got a minute to post here!

    Got a call from the hospital at 7 in the morning on Thursday the 2nd asking if I could come in right away for the induction. Told them I'd be there in an hour. Yayy it was finally happening!

    Paperwork and COVID testing and such took a while but we finally got the Pitocin started at 10.30 (starting at 2 and increasing with another 2 every 30 minutes). That seemed to do the trick as the contractions started to come in slowly but steadily. Started penicillin at 1 pm as you need at least 4 hours between that and birth to decrease the odds of baby catching Group B Strep.

    The contractions started becoming more painful and more frequent and I got an epidural at 3.30 pm. Man that felt good :D They got it*just* right this time. I could still move my feet and turn and whatever, but no more pain! Just a bit of pressure with every contraction. I was kicking myself for not asking for it sooner lol.

    Anyway, the midwife on call broke my water a few minutes later and said I was around 3 to 4 cm. With my first, that still meant it would take hoursssss and hours, but they all assured me that second-time moms progress way faster. It did and I was at 9-10 cm around 6 pm and they just said to call them back in when I felt a need to push. Kinda hard to tell though as I felt this crampy-like feeling in my butt the whole time with every contraction. So I kept wondering; is this it? Well at 7 the midwife said I should just go for it and try to push.

    Pushing felt different this time around too. I didn't feel like I was doing it right, but apparently I did as baby girl was out by 7.15 pm! Full head of pitch-black hair and all (very different from my bald/blondish firstborn). She nursed right away for like an hour before they weighed her and took her measurements. We were completely in love with her from the moment she came out and completed our family. Such a wonderful feeling to have a healthy newborn laying there on your chest <3

    Recovery was super smooth too. I could get up and walk without feeling any pain pretty much right away. So, so different than the first time around too. I felt sore for weeks after! I had a first-degree tear the first time, and this time they called it a tiny micro tear... so maybe that had something to do with it? Not complaining!

    We stayed (a few hours short of) 48 hours as they want to monitor everyone with Group B Strep a little closer those first 2 days. Little miss slept and ate like a champ and till does. Again, totally different from #1 who never ever slept lol. We've been out and about since we got home and are so thankful for how everything has been going so far. She's 10 days old today and it feels like she's been part of the family forever.

    Our toddler is very gentle with her new sister. She helps us get diapers and picks out baby's clothes. It's adorable. I do feel this immense guilt though that she's no longer the center of my attention.

    So that's sort of what's been up! How is everyone doing? I'll PM some pictures Dream and TB. Amber, let me know if you're still here and I'll send them to you as well :)
     
  13. tbfromlv

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    Oh sunny! What a great labor and birth. I remember last time was sooo long and such a different experience for you.
    We had similar experiences in that after the second it was like NBD almost. Not really sore and just felt ok being up and around! It’s like our bodies know you have a toddler and a newborn and you just don’t have time for it lol

    I will say that the guilt will fade! I felt it too. Hard. That in itself made me very sad. But we tried to love on her and give her the attention as much as we could and just make such a big deal out of how exciting it is for HER to be the big sister and how helpful she is and that helped her accept that this little one coming into her world wasn’t a bad thing. I tried to have her bring her books over and let me read to her while I nursed or just snuggle. They absolutely adore each other and K is practicing (with a bit of mommy help!) sharing her books and block puzzles that O is interested in lol

    so happy for you Sunny!
     
  14. Dream143r

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    This is such great news Sunny. Thank you so much for sharing the photos as well. So cute!

    You guys are giving me hope for a better (quicker) birthing process and recovery. Fingers crossed.

    I had my first OB appt yesterday. So nice to see my OB again after all this time, I absolutely love her. Anatomy Scan is booked for Jan 12th at 4:30pm at 19w3d. My ob also sent us a referral to see the same cardiac specialist we did with my first. (loved her too). I just got the call from her office and we're booked for the same day a little earlier in the afternoon at 1:30pm. It's going to be a busy day full of scans. Then I see my OB again the following week at 20w2d to get all the results.

    I was able to hear the heartbeat yesterday but literally only for 0.3 seconds, then baby ran away and we couldn't find her again. Doc said it hb was right around 150bpm.

    How are you guys with Christmas prep? All set? I think I've probably over shopped for the kids in the family. I've been picking up stuff since September without really keeping track of stuff that I've bought. I'm going to pull it all out sometime this week to see what's going on.
     
  15. SunnyBe

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    Happy New Year!! How is everyone doing? Just a little bit longer until your anatomy scan, right Dream? How are you feeling?

    Baby M turned 1 month old today. It's been so much easier going from 1 to 2 than from 0 to 1. Night and day really! Big sis will go back to school this week (after staying home for 6 weeks because we wanted to limit exposure as much as possible). I'm hoping she doesn't bring home too many of those nasty daycare/preschool viruses ugh. I've been spiking her milk with a few ounces of breast milk every day to hopefully give her some antibodies :lol:
     
  16. Dream143r

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    Very clever on the milk spiking Sunny, great idea!

    Luke is back in preschool today after a 2 week break. FX to keep him healthy as well. He's starting in a new bigger kids classroom today and we're hoping he has a nice smooth transition.

    Yep both my scans are next Wednesday. Looking forward to that. Then I'll probably tell my boss I'm pregnant on Thursday. :lol:
     
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    Yes Sunny- it is soo much easier. It has its challenges in other ways of just having more of them lol but now a lot of things are “been there done that” so it just comes easier. so glad you’re feeling that way! I can’t believe it’s already been a month!

    Dream that is exciting- just about half way! You think your boss will be upset?

    Girls, I splurged and got one of those nugget couches. I had to just click purchase really fast so I couldn’t talk myself out of it lol but omg has it already been worth it. Best “toy” ever. K uses it daily and for hundreds of different purposes.
    Anyway- happy New year everyone!
     
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    I had 2 scans yesterday at 19w3d. A fetal echo which went great, no concerns with baby's heart, everything looked great. DH wasn't able to attend this appointment which we were pretty bummed about due to the C. The cardiologist did let me take some videos though.

    Then later in the afternoon I had my anatomy scan which he did get to come in the last 5 mins or so to see the baby which was nice. Baby is still measuring on track. We got quite a few side profile photos. She's still a girl..... We're still working on getting over this. I can't even find 1 single name that I would even consider. It's just gonna take some time. We'll get there.

    Going to give my boss a call today. No way he will be upset, that's not how we roll in Canada. lol Slight inconvenience he will have to find me a mat leave replacement for 12 or 18 months (I haven't decided how long I'm taking yet) but that's more HR's problem than his.
     
  19. SunnyBe

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    Tb, omgg those nugget couches!! Everyone is talking about them and how awesome they are. You know I won't judge you for splurging as I got a Snoo lol (which is as amazing as they say btw).

    Dream, so glad everything is looking good with little D! I'm soooo envious of your maternity leave. As for names; download the Kinder app (App store: ‎Kinder - Find Baby Names or Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=global.kinder&hl=en_US&gl=US). It's like a Tinder for baby names. They give you a bunch of names and you swipe until you find something you like. Your DH does the same on his phone. When you both like the same name, they'll alert you that you found a match :D
     
  20. Dream143r

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    OMG thank you Sunny - Kinder sounds like fun! Will totally do this. I'll report back how it goes.

    I wish our house was bigger I would love to get the nugget couches or something like it. I know DS would love them. Maybe for our next house. Kids seem to find use for them at all ages.

    I have an OB checkup this afternoon. Suspect it will be a quick 10 mins appt to review my anatomy scan results and take measurements.
     

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