How's everyone feeling?

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Registered: 11-01-2011
How's everyone feeling?
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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 4:04pm
Just checking in on everyone. How are you feeling? Do you have the nursery all set up? Do you have names picked out? Are you excited? Nervous? Does everyone know? Do you have a birth plan? Boy or girl?

Wendy

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Registered: 02-12-2012
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 11:36am
Hi everyone :)

I have actually stopped throwing up :) some nausea but much better, though I am still incredibly tired and unmotivated. But 17 weeks today! We have no nursery because we only have a 3 bedroom house and will keep the baby in with us until my son is about 12 (2 years) and I feel comfortable with him being in a bedroom downstairs (which is currently an office). No birth plan, this will be my third c-section. I do have a prenatal appointment tomorrow and I am still waiting for a referral to the high-risk clinic at a nearby university hospital. My two children have heart defects and we want to make sure this child is ok to the best we can! Still no idea on if it is a boy or a girl, though hoping we will find out at the next ultrasound. Nice to hear that everyone is doing well!
kiri
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Registered: 02-28-2012
Sun, 04-22-2012 - 10:58pm

You gals are so funny!

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 11:57am
Lmao so true! Thanks will check out the diaper stuff for now and then once I actually can stand upright without toppling over I'll check to see if we have a once upon a child. Were reusing a lot but had to buy new caresses, new cribs and a new stroller. I have heaps of baby clothes I saved...for girls...maybe Josh won't notice he's in pink. Hubby is thinking about weddings for 3 girls and college for 4 kids... He wants to say pick one. I say state college or scholarships :) ..small backyardish weddings..we'll be fine...just lots of boxed wine :P

Wendy

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 10:38am

I'm ordering diapers from diapers.com this time around -- no higher than anyplace else, and if you spend $50, you get free overnight fedex shipping. I got our first two cases for about 16c a diaper -- with a couple deals, but even without they're about 19/20c a diaper... And these I got are the Pampers swaddlers. So, something to keep in mind. I know other mommies who get theirs through amazon.com. Check them out and see if either make sense for you. If nothing else, I love that I don't have to remember to go buy them. That's the big thing. I ordered mine on a Friday morning and had them Saturday afternoon.

Once Upon a Child is a brick & mortar chain in the US -- don't have a website you can purchase from. It's local resale of all things kids. We stopped in again yesterday to look for a pack & play, and all the strollers were twin or triplet... very reasonable and I don't know about you, but I don't need all new things for this baby. Just nice things. I picked up a ton of clothes for her, too. Onesies for $1 (like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein -- she's going to be better dressed than mommy, LOL). You probably cannot get out to do that just now, but right after the babies are born. See if they have any nearby. Our nearest is 40 minutes away but worth it to save a ton of money. That Chicco stroller I got would have been $300 new, and it looks GREAT. Just had to wash the inside cover and it's perfect.

Cannot imagine how expensive it is going to be with 3 babies. I feel for you. But, at least now you'll have 4 children to take care of you when you and hubby are old and infirm. ;) /silver lining!!


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 9:45am
Lol..I told the ultrasound techs that I wasn't the only one who has discussions on how things are gonna go. And apparently nobody is listening on my end either. Baby b is now baby a...bullying her brother already. Omg I need to check out that site. I need deals! I don't have a stroller yet because I can't figure out which kind and which size...they're huge! I had a britax with Megs and loved it. I had to shop a bit cheaper this time around. I need a diaper wholesaler who delivers by the pallet! Or trailer load... Glad to see you poke back in here...missed ya :)

Wendy

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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 9:32am

So happy to see you here at 30w, Wendy. I keep hoping those babies stick around for several more weeks! I think you're a champ for enduring all you have to. Not much longer!!

I'm feeling well, just tired. You know, same ol' same ol'. Had to postpone my last checkup (last week) due to work issues -- we're very busy and one of the girls' was out so I really couldn't spare time OOO, so that's now scheduled for Thursday. Just a quick checkup. Zoë seems to be faring well in there, though, near as I can tell. I think she's in some sort of dance competition -- she's SO active. It's hilarious.

But, I still don't sleep well. It's getting old. I may resort to Tylenol PM before it's over, but I want to try not to. I'll discuss with the OB next week.

We're almost all set as far as prep goes. Crib and bedding are bought. I actually finally just got her quilt I wanted from Pottery Barn Kids. It's adorable, and now on backorder because it's so popular I guess. Glad I snagged it in time! She's also got 3 other blankets. Funny, we're in TX, the last place one needs a blanket! LOL! Also, have more clothes than one little girl needs, enough diapers for her first 2 months, stroller (a Chicco I scored for $60 at Once Upon a Child), and bouncy seat. I need a car seat, bottles, and formula, and then we're good. I'm still waffling on the car seat. I just cannot decide what I want. A Britax for sure, but that's all I've got. I need to get on the stick here and just get it done. I'll feel much better once I do.

15 more weeks, though I'm hoping she comes a bit early. She could come as early as July 15 (12 more weeks) and I'd be ok with that, as she'd be considered term. I have big babies anyway, so it would be all good IMO. :) But, we've already decided that she's a bit contrary, so she'll probably be late (in spite of our talks)! LOL.

Hope everyone else is faring well!


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Sat, 04-21-2012 - 5:05pm
Bumping... Cuz apparently nobody saw this :P I'll start...I'm thrilled to make it to 30 weeks...I'm still on bed rest..and dealing with it. I'm huge...as to be expected :) and I now have dr appts twice a week for non stress tests, prenatals, blood work, ultrasounds, etc. We have the nursery up and mostly ready..dh has had to do most of it himself...so it's not exactly my way of doing it. Names are set...were nervous about the sleep stuff...ugh. Everyone knows. It's a csection... And it's boy, girl, girl :) ..and it was spontaneous. No ivf etc.

Wendy