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    Default Happy August 1st!! Updates!

    We're one month closer to our DD room's turn to start popping !!!


    • How far along are you now?
    • How are you feeling?
    • Anything new?
    • When is your next appt?
    • Any specialist appts coming up?
    • Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks?
    • Least favorite part?
    • What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby?
    • Are you having or have you had a baby shower? If so, when?
    • What do you miss most about pre-pg?
    • What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )?
    • Any current worries?
    • Anything else you want to add?


    Oh, and something to think about in the upcoming months (feel free to give thoughts/opinions on it now)...

    • Anyone interested in doing labor buddies?
    • What about some type of a private "address exchange" with no expectations, but just in case someone is interested in sending a cards/gift to another momma in our group whether anonymously or not?
    • And last, but not least, thoughts on eventually starting a FB group .


    I'll give my answers in a separate post a bit later, lol, need to go get lunch atm .
    Dh (39) Me (37) 8bio 1adopted, 14 angels






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    Thank you Kelly for being our cheerleader and keeping this DD room going!

    •How far along are you now? 21 weeks!
    •How are you feeling? More good days than bad. Minor aches and pains.
    •Anything new? Swelling in my ankles at night but a lot less swelling elsewhere. I am still wearing my wedding rings woot woot!
    •When is your next appt? August 21st, OB Appt. I believe after this apt I move to every 2 weeks!
    •Any specialist appts coming up? None that I know of. I was told I would see a twin specialist when I am farther along, but haven’t heard a peep about that since my first appointment.
    •Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks? Kicks, kicks and more kicks! Looking forward to having DH feel them on the outside soon.
    •Least favorite part? Varicose and spider veins are popping up! I’ve managed to not get any until this pregnancy. (Run in my family big time). I guess the weight of the twins is just too much for my legs.
    •What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby? Painting the nursery. Picking out names (hopefully). Washing and sorting hand me down clothes.
    •Are you having or have you had a baby shower? If so, when? September, don’t know the date, it’s a surprise!
    •What do you miss most about pre-pg? Going to sound really bad, but cocktails on Friday or Saturday nights! lol And my wardrobe. I miss wearing my pretty clothes.
    •What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? Losing the weight, not waddling, sleeping comfortably!
    •Any current worries? In the back of my mind, I am worried about the babies being born with a severe case of Marfan syndrome. DH has a very mild case of Marfans and there is a 50/50 chance the babies will too.

    •Anyone interested in doing labor buddies? Yes, very interested. I love getting play by plays of everyone in labor! And if everyone has a labor buddy we will all be kept in the loop when the time comes. And can even share pictures of the precious LOs. We should get started on pairing up soon.
    •What about some type of a private "address exchange" with no expectations, but just in case someone is interested in sending a cards/gift to another momma in our group whether anonymously or not? In my last DD Room, we did a baby shower gift exchange. Everyone was given a person’s name, address to send them a little gift. It was almost like a secret santa. I’d love to do something like that.
    •And last, but not least, thoughts on eventually starting a FB group . Yes, especially after LOs are born and APA wipes our DD room clean.
    Last edited by RedDonahue; 08-01-2014 at 12:23 PM.

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    • How far along are you now? 25wks tomorrow
    • How are you feeling? Pregnancy-wise I feel great...some sciatica and heartburn (need to eat smaller meals I think), but not too bad
    • Anything new? Baby is big enough I can discern parts now! Bronchitis is new too, but hopefully it'll resolve soon
    • When is your next appt? Aug 25th
    • Any specialist appts coming up? Pulmonologist appt Sept 11
    • Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks? Feeling baby move every day ...oh, and reaching viability
    • Least favorite part? Constant feeling of fullness no matter how much or little I eat or how often
    • What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby? Mostly making lists about what I still need to get...probably no more purchases until Oct
    • Are you having or have you had a baby shower? If so, when? Nope
    • What do you miss most about pre-pg? Being able to move without so much effort
    • What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? As much as I love a preggo belly, I'm looking forward to having my body be my own again and I'm hoping my asthma/cold exacerbations will resolve after pg (it'd be fabulous to get rid of some of these meds!)
    • Any current worries? Happy to be almost 25wks, but every week I'm still pg I do worry less about baby
    • Anything else you want to add? Just really feeling like this pg is going by fast and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon with all the planned activity we have Aug-Oct...it'll be nice to take that loooong break through Nov and Dec just snuggling the new little and getting used to the "new normal"


    L&D buddies? Yup, I'm interested! I only have a tracphone, but I can update from my tablet and dh has a phone so he can update too
    Address exchange? I'm definitely interested, but understand if others are hesitant to share their home addys
    FB group? I love keeping in touch via FB, but don't want it to curb our activity here since some mommas don't have FB.
    Dh (39) Me (37) 8bio 1adopted, 14 angels






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    In reading everyone else's responses I've realize I need to edit mine!!

    • How far along are you now? 28w3d
    • How are you feeling? Starting to feel large, but otherwise pretty good.
    • Anything new? Just Large ;)
    • When is your next appt? Supposed to be 8/12, but I will have to reschedule as I will be out of town for work that week.
    • Any specialist appts coming up? Nope
    • Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks? All of the movement, and being able to see it!!
    • Least favorite part? Groin area pain/discomfort.
    • What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby? Not too much, I went through some serious nesting about two weeks ago and I'm kinda all set ...
    • Are you having or have you had a baby shower? If so, when? A Sprinkle on 9/20
    • What do you miss most about pre-pg? 800mg Motrin! I need a hip replacement and having that normal pain plus the added groin pain makes me miss my meds!
    • What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? The time away from work. ;) Also forbidden foods like soft serve ice cream!!
    • Any current worries? Not really.
    • Anything else you want to add?


    Oh, and something to think about in the upcoming months (feel free to give thoughts/opinions on it now)...

    • Anyone interested in doing labor buddies? Yes, this sounds great!
    • What about some type of a private "address exchange" with no expectations, but just in case someone is interested in sending a cards/gift to another momma in our group whether anonymously or not? I like this idea and/or Rachel's.
    • And last, but not least, thoughts on eventually starting a FB group . We definitely need a PP FB group.
    Last edited by khadijavye; 08-01-2014 at 11:28 AM.
    Dorcas (35) DH (36) 3/13



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    Quote Originally Posted by khadijavye View Post
    [*]What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? The time away from work. ;) Also forbidden foods like soft serve ice cream!!
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    OMG YES, I FORGOT THIS! NO WORK FOR 12 WEEKS for me!! Wooohooo!

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    My boss made a joke about putting my leave on the calendar as vacation and I responded "yeah, the only reason I have babies is for the FMLA."

    But, seriously, when else in your adult working life are you able to take 12 weeks off of work? It's a different kind of work, but still!!!
    Dorcas (35) DH (36) 3/13



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    • How far along are you now? I will be 28 weeks on Sunday
    • How are you feeling? Stressed at work, otherwise really good, some aches and pains…not too bad
    • Anything new? Not too much that I can think of.
    • When is your next appt? August 12th (on to my every two week appointments)
    • Any specialist appts coming up? No… but with my cough, and some new and interesting development from the area where I used to work….I may have to go to one…will keep ya updated.
    • Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks? She is moving….constantly… and she is discovering other places besides really low to kick me….
    • Least favorite part? The aches and pains lower in abdomen and the constant sore side from my coughing…
    • What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby? Not a whole lot, next month is when I am done with my school….that is when I will really focus on the baby.
    • Are you having or have you had a baby shower? If so, when? Mid September…. Can’t remember the date (updated my phone and my old phone had the date in it….arg)
    • What do you miss most about pre-pg? being able to eat what I want without getting sick constantly (yes I am still getting sick, although not as much as I was before)
    • What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? Being off of work for a while….
    • Any current worries? The cough and the recent discovery of black mold where I worked in the first trimester of pregnancy….
    • Anything else you want to add? I want to take a nap….


    Oh, and something to think about in the upcoming months (feel free to give thoughts/opinions on it now)...


    • Anyone interested in doing labor buddies? I doubt anyone is close to me… and honestly I doubt anyone will want to deal with my crazy family…lol
    • What about some type of a private "address exchange" with no expectations, but just in case someone is interested in sending a cards/gift to another momma in our group whether anonymously or not?: maybe…
    • And last, but not least, thoughts on eventually starting a FB group . Maybe….
    Lizzy (28) DH (27) DH diagnosed with CBAVD 6/2013 TTC since 10/2011 STC since 10/2012 5 "fur"kids

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    How far along are you now? 28 weeks and a few but ultrasound datings say i should be 2 days ahead

    How are you feeling? Bummed because my body is giving out on me, and more and more i realize that having one more after this will be impossible

    Anything new? Sorting through baby clothes from the attic and keeping entirely too much because i need to keep both girl and boy things! Went for blood tests, have Low iron and magnesium.

    When is your next appt? The 18th?

    Any specialist appts coming up? Hmmm, good question

    Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks? Feeling elbows wiggle across my tummy and my kids snuggling baby, dreaming about baby

    Least favorite part? Heartburn, pelvic pain, sciatica,back pain, rib pain, being short of breathe constantly, nausea coming back and getting a red " mask of pregnancy" on my face

    What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby? Selling old baby things to fund new, trying to come up with a better boy name choice than conner alexander bc dh hates it

    Are you having or have you had a baby shower? If so, when? 23 rd of this month i get to throw my own!

    What do you miss most about pre-pg? I miss not being swollen, i also miss being thin

    What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? Seeing my mom, buying coming home outfits! And finishing the reno's on our house!!

    Any current worries? Always, mostly fearful baby isnt thriving since i shrunk and now i am measuring smallest this pregnancy

    Anything else you want to add? Im sorry ive been so mia, i get so overwhelmed with things most days i cant manage any me internet time! Hugs!! You ladies are a wonderful support
    Last edited by MissAlexandra; 08-01-2014 at 04:02 PM.


    Ali (28) dh (28)love since 2006 8 angels who left us too soon

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    Lizzy, labor buddies is just someone you can text updates to before, during and after labor. that person will post a thread letting the group know how labor is going, when baby is born and sharing first photos of baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDonahue View Post
    Lizzy, labor buddies is just someone you can text updates to before, during and after labor. that person will post a thread letting the group know how labor is going, when baby is born and sharing first photos of baby.
    OH! Well...I guess you learn something every day!
    Okay...then yes!
    Lizzy (28) DH (27) DH diagnosed with CBAVD 6/2013 TTC since 10/2011 STC since 10/2012 5 "fur"kids

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    •How far along are you now? 28 weeks, 4 days
    •How are you feeling? Today? Miserable because I have a summer cold.
    •Anything new? Not really.
    •When is your next appt? Um, Tuesday?
    •Any specialist appts coming up? Nope.
    •Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks? Feeling Bennett move! He's a busy guy!
    •Least favorite part? Migraines came back when I thought they were starting to go away.
    •What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby? Painting and organizing nursery.
    •Are you having or have you had a baby shower? If so, when? My co-workers are throwing one on 8/19 for me.
    •What do you miss most about pre-pg? Smaller boobs!
    •What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? WINE
    •Any current worries? Not really. I think I have a mental block about how bad my labor actually was with DS. In my head, I just can't imagine being that bad again.
    •Anything else you want to add? I hate the month of August. There are no decent holidays, it's hot, and it's a big tease before football season starts. It made my first pregnancy seem like forever and it is doing it again. August and I are not friends.



    •Anyone interested in doing labor buddies? I'm open to it, but it didn't go so well for me last time. Like I said above, my labor and delivery was horrible and I didn't have much energy to update my buddy.
    •What about some type of a private "address exchange" with no expectations, but just in case someone is interested in sending a cards/gift to another momma in our group whether anonymously or not? Possibly...
    •And last, but not least, thoughts on eventually starting a FB group. I'd be open to this, but I think these FB groups are part of the reason why APA isn't the same. Everyone left...
    Last edited by GatorGRITS; 08-02-2014 at 03:32 PM.
    Jen (34), DH (36), DS (3), Baby #2 EDD 10/21/14


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    [*]How far along are you now? Monday will be 27 weeks..
    [*]How are you feeling?still nauseous but that's mainly due to constant acid reflux with this one..

    [*]Anything new? Dh and I are officially self employed/small business owners.. He's loving it. I'm freaking out about a new way to figure out how to budget. Since income comes in spurts. Not salary.

    [*]When is your next appt? August 12th.
    [*]Any specialist appts coming up? Nope

    [*]Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks? Feeling baby kick a lot. And noticing patterns. I'm sleeping really well

    .[*]Least favorite part? Feeling unattractive and not sexy at all. Plus weird smelling discharge is not helping.

    [*]What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby? We just combined the boys into one room..so I'm setting up the nursery room...mural and paint..washing everything..I'm purchasing my birth kit after 30 week appt...

    [*]Are you having or have you had a baby shower? My girl friends are throwing a sprinkle luncheon at a resteraunt. If so, when?august 16th

    [*]What do you miss most about pre-pg? Feeling pretty....and sex...I really miss fun sexual positions...Not feeling so darn moody...

    [*]What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? Honestly...breastfeeding...I loved nursing my two and look forward to that bond with my third.

    [*]Any current worries? Nah...
    [*]Anything else you want to add?I've had two night in a row where I vividly dreamt of delivering baby which was a beautiful boy with jet black hair. I even kind felt labor pains and water breaking in my dreams. So vivid and weird.

    Oh, and something to think about in the upcoming months (feel free to give thoughts/opinions on it now)...
    [*]Anyone interested in doing labor buddies? Sure...

    [*]What about some type of a private "address exchange" with no expectations, but just in case someone is interested in sending a cards/gift to another momma in our group whether anonymously or not?maybe..my dh is weird about our address.

    [*]And last, but not least, thoughts on eventually starting a FB group . Sure...we've done that in the last two dd rooms and still keep in contact with them.
    Last edited by pants; 08-06-2014 at 01:41 PM.

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    Sorry guys I posted from my phone and can't figure out how to edit it. I'll fix it later on the computer...

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    How far along are you now? 28 weeks tomorrow!

    How are you feeling? Really good, hungry, tired, a big desire to nest.

    Anything new? When is your next appt? Any specialist appts coming up? Had a growth ultrasound with MFM today, it went great. Baby is measuring 2lb10oz already and in the 56%! So she will be bigger than her sis at birth for sure. Have the glucose testing this week with OB, not looking forward to that at all but hopefully all will go well.

    Favorite part of your pg over the last 4wks? Feeling lots of movement.

    Least favorite part? Feeling hungry all the time but having to cook for myself all the time. I wish I could just have someone feed me constantly!

    What will you be doing this month to get ready for baby? Finishing her room, garage sale, wrapping up work stuff, projects around the house.

    Are you having or have you had a baby shower? If so, when? Yes, a sprinkle at the end of September!

    What do you miss most about pre-pg? I'm going to have to echo Jen here and say WINE!!!

    What are you looking forward to most pp (lol, except baby )? Seeing the bond develop between DD1 and DD2.

    Any current worries? I just want everything to go well during labor and delivery. I'm so worried now that something could happen to me and it makes me worry because of DD1.

    Anyone interested in doing labor buddies? Sure!

    What about some type of a private "address exchange" with no expectations, but just in case someone is interested in sending a cards/gift to another momma in our group whether anonymously or not? Sure!

    And last, but not least, thoughts on eventually starting a FB group . Yes! I'm in!
    Last edited by elle77; 08-04-2014 at 04:07 PM.



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