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Hopeforchildren's Pregnancy

My Due Date: January 8, 2020
I have given birth!
Age: 37 years old
Location: Lititz, United States

My Milestones & Events

On December 16, 2019 at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant
Baby Dropped
I have had multiple people comment that I've dropped. I felt that I had but wasn't sure until others noticed it.

On December 14, 2019 at 36 weeks 3 days pregnant
Installed Car Seat
Hubby installed and put the winter coverings on the seat. Or shall I say fought with them until they looked acceptable... lol

On December 14, 2019 at 36 weeks 3 days pregnant
Packed for the Hospital/Birth Center
Finally got the suitcase packed...was weighing on me SO MUCH because I was procrastinating and in denial this baby was coming. I feel so much better that it is done. We also packed my daughter's overnight bag and wrapped all of our Christmas gifts! Very productive day. But my God it was EXHAUSTING.

On December 12, 2019 at 36 weeks 1 day pregnant
Prental Tests: Group B Strep Test (GBS)
So my obgyn didn't show up to work that day. I was taken into the room to undress and waited for a half hour, sweating and dizzy by the end of it. Nurse finally entered and told me we needed to reschedule!!! I was LIVID. To think another dr at this practice couldn't come swab me as I lay naked and ready, it would take 2 minutes! So she said she would see what she could do since all were booked. I went to do my NST and by the time that was over they had an available midwife. I got re-undressed and finally got the test. Not sure if I passed yet.

On December 8, 2019 at 35 weeks 4 days pregnant
Baby Shower
My older sis hosted at her castle...just family and a few close friends. Was amazing

On November 16, 2019 at 32 weeks 3 days pregnant
Started Childbirth Classes
Had an all day childbirth class refresher and hospital tour since I haven't delivered at this one yet. We skipped out early after the tour. I needed a damn nap!

On November 5, 2019 at 30 weeks 6 days pregnant
Work Shower
Surprised me good! Wasn't expecting one at all for baby #2.

On September 30, 2019 at 25 weeks 5 days pregnant
Prental Tests: Glucose Challenge Test
Passed with a 112! Woo Hoo!!! Last preg barely passed with a 135.

On September 30, 2019 at 25 weeks 5 days pregnant
Announced Baby's Gender to Family
Made it facebook official a little late...

On September 30, 2019 at 25 weeks 5 days pregnant
Finished the Nursery
I don't think it is technically complete (i'll keep chipping away at little touches) but everything is ready as of this past weekend. I love it. All clothes, diaper, crib, and most decorations are done!

On August 21, 2019 at 20 weeks 0 days pregnant
Enrolled in Daycare
At 20 weeks decided it was time to register. Start date set for April 1. Wish we lived in Canada at times like these. :( Luckily we love our daycare.

On August 7, 2019 at 18 weeks 0 days pregnant
Felt My Baby Move for the First Time
Consistent movement started at 19 weeks. As soon as I lay flat at night I get a good few. The first unmistakable kick started around 18 weeks. But there were a few very questionable moments at week 13. So who knows.

On July 28, 2019 at 16 weeks 4 days pregnant
Bought Baby's First Outfit
On vacation at Rehoboth. My husband picked out an outfit at the carters outlet. It is adorable. It made me basically cry to see him picking an outfit. Hormones!

On July 24, 2019 at 16 weeks 0 days pregnant
Picked a Name
My husband and I discussed our boy names at length even before I found out, because I had such a strong feeling it was a boy and I was really low on boy names. We ended up going with his middle name and his fathers first name which are also both family names for me. The verdict was Andrew Paul and because of our long last name I wanted to nickname him "Drew". As soon as we had decided we told our daughter and she learned how to say it perfectly and has been telling everyone she meets that she has a little brother named Drew. Heart=exploded!

On July 16, 2019 at 14 weeks 6 days pregnant
Found Out Baby's Gender
Maternal fetal medicine called me Tuesday morning 14w6d pregnant and said all of the results were genetically normal with a 1 in 10,000 chance of being wrong. Then she asked if I would like to know what the sex was and I took a deep breath and said YES and she said the results are consistent with a BOY! I cried such tears of happiness. I love my baby no matter what but it's a special feeling of closeness to know what is brewing in there :) I immediately called my husband on my work phone to come in to my office and he came right over and I said any final guesses and he said girl? and I said NO! BOY!!!! he was so excited :) Best day ever

On July 8, 2019 at 13 weeks 5 days pregnant
Heard Baby's Heartbeat for the First Time
ON HOME DOPPLER - heard it sooner in the OBGYN office at 12 weeks

On July 4, 2019 at 13 weeks 1 day pregnant
Announced pregnancy to social media
July 4th! 231 likes & lots of congrats!

On July 3, 2019 at 13 weeks 0 days pregnant
Started Wearing Maternity Clothes
maternity pants started around week 13

On June 24, 2019 at 11 weeks 5 days pregnant
First Prenatal Appointment
New obgyn office closer to my house. Loved it.

On June 12, 2019 at 10 weeks 0 days pregnant
Stopped Progesterone
Cold Turkey 10 weeks

On May 29, 2019 at 8 weeks 0 days pregnant
Told My Boss About My Pregnancy
I was about 8 weeks or so. My boss is a good friend. I wanted to be upfront about the missed work for appointments. Not to mention the sickness. She was super supportive and even brought me a care package at work the next day, full of snacks and nausea remedies. <3

On May 24, 2019 at 7 weeks 2 days pregnant
First Ultrasound
was 7w 2 days

On May 1, 2019 at 4 weeks 0 days pregnant
Announced Pregnancy to Family
I tell my immediate family EVERYTHING right away. They knew before I even got the blood test. I had some good pee test evidence :) My sister got to see about 5 trillion tests via text, all leading up to the beta.

On April 26, 2019 at 2 weeks 6 days pregnant
First Positive Pregnancy Test
I peed on a stick Friday morning and the power went out almost immediately, so I could barely see anything. Grabbed a flashlight and still saw nothing. That evening I returned from work and thought I saw something. So I peed on another stick and held up to the light, I saw a line but only with a backlight. Saturday morning it was visible without the backlight :) 9 dpo I think?

On April 17, 2019 at 1 week 4 days pregnant
I triggered on day 10 (monday). one follicle at 19mm on left. one following closely behind on right. IUI was Wednesday, cycle day 12. 830am. Post wash count was 23 million. Had empty bladder, so procedure hurt. Cramped the rest of the day somewhat bad. Heating pad. Half day at work, watched a sci fi movie with hubby. Starter prog Saturday 4/20 on 3 dpo. 7dpo prog was only 12, so started the injections. by 14 dpo prog was 39.

Profile Comments for Hopeforchildren (7)

Comment from Angela18 » Posted Jan. 5, 2020 9:26pm
He's beautiful! Sorry you had a rough go of it (made me think .maybe I dont want to go through this again, lol) hope you have a speedy recovery and enjoy your sweet bundle

Comment from Hopeforchildren » Posted Jan. 5, 2020 6:17pm
Thank you ladies ??????????????

Comment from sonata85 » Posted Jan. 5, 2020 2:39am
Congratulations! Such awesome news! Glad the VBAC was a success and wishing you a fast recovery <3

Comment from Mrsford2 » Posted Jan. 4, 2020 4:38pm
Congrats!!! So glad you got the VBAC you’d hoped for . He’s adorable

Comment from Hopeforchildren » Posted Dec. 31, 2019 7:05pm
Nothing yet ladies. Thanks for checking in! Looks like baby is waiting for the next decade to start.

Comment from Mrsford2 » Posted Dec. 31, 2019 12:29am
You haven’t posted a recent pic!! Did you have your LO??

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