Chaz Moms and Moms-to-Be Chat (everyone welcome)

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  1. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    I also associate Lennox with wedding china...but I don't think it's a strong enough association to make the name unusable, even though it's not my style at all.

    Since we're sharing (and I'm not telling anyone IRL this) the names I have picked out are: Aurelia Elizabeth Noelle and Apollo Jude Lysander.

    It's earlier, so either of those might switch to backup choices (especially Aurelia to Beatrix. It's kind of a toss up.), but for now those are what I have.
     
  2. jenv101

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    We are also not sharing these IRL but it seems safe here ;)

    Our girl list so far:
    Clara/Clarissa
    Neve
    Amira/Amara
    Lila
    Calla (my favorite, but not sure it's DH's)

    Boys (just in case we get a surprise)
    Jonah
    Emmett

    Haven't really discussed middle names yet, and nothing will be set in stone until we actually meet the little one.

    Did you know (at least here) we have 60 days after birth to name the baby? I thought that was interesting! Lots of time still LOL
     
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    milos_mommy Active Member

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    Aww Jen, I love all the names you have picked! And yeah, can you imagine having a nameless baby in your house for two months?? Lol. I can see people who take a few days, but 60 seems a bit excessive.

    Who is finding out their baby's sex and who wants a surprise? (If you already had kids, did you find out before hand)?

    I want a surprise.
     
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    I've had hip/back/pelvis pain from 8 weeks on. Really the only thing that helps is making sure that I move around at least once an hour (the one time it's nice to have to pee ALL THE TIME) but not overdoing it. It appears to be a fine line. You should ask your doctor/midwife though, I know there are exercises you can do to help.

    MM - I love the name Jude. Matt vetoed it. Lol.
     
  5. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    We did not find out the sex when I was pregnant with Hannah. that was fun. I wasn't sure I was going to make it the whole time without finding out lol but I did and I'm glad we didn't find out and were surprised.
     
  6. jenv101

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    Yeah, I would also add chiro/massage for sure, Epsom salt baths, and pillows between or under your knees at night.
     
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    Thanks! Yeah I can't imagine going 60 days with a nameless baby. lol

    We tried to find out and we got 'well its most likely a girl but we couldn't tell 100%'. My midwife said they are usually pretty good though and wouldn't say girl unless there was a good chance of it. But she also suggested we have a few boy names "just in case". lol If I have another ultrasound before the end we'll probably know for sure then but I'm not going to go out of my way to get one just for that.
     
  8. Taqroy

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    Oh and someone else told me that sitting with knees together will help too - I think it helps line up your pelvis. Warm baths only sort of help me. They work as long as I'm IN them. Lol. I might try the Epsom salts though, and I'm looking into a massage place.

    We're not finding out the sex. There's a surprising amount of people that take it as a personal affront which is kind of amusing. Especially when I tell them I already bought dinosaur curtains. "BUT WHAT IF IT'S A GIIIIIIIIIRL!!!1!" Girls like dinosaurs too. *points at self* Lol.
     
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    Did you have a boy's name picked out, too?

    Taq - what about Judah? I really like Jude, but probably wouldn't have picked it EXCEPT if I have a son and he HATES going by Apollo or Ollie then he can choose to go by AJ, so I definitely wanted the first middle name to be a J name.

    ETA: That's part of the reason I'm not finding out the sex - other than I just like surprises, I don't want 100 stupid pink frilly things or everything blue with trucks on it. I'm buying whatever baby stuff I think is cute, even if it's gender-specific, before I find out.
     
  10. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    yes, actually I had a bunch of boy names picked out but I hadn't a clue for a girls name. Brian was the one that came up with Hannah Marie :) it was the only girls name we had lol

    We liked Jacob, Caleb... there were others but I can't remember them now lol
     
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    Who's flown during pregnancy?

    My dr said it wouldn't be dangerous for the baby, but with my low blood pressure I might faint or feel really sick during/after flying. I scheduled the trip for when I'll be 15 weeks, so hopefully my BP will continue to improve (it already has), but I'm still nervous. My mom said she flew at 5 months and it made her really sick.

    My mom is coming with me, which makes me feel better, and it's not going to be a very action-packed trip so at least if I feel crappy afterwards I can just rest.
     
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    I flew at 18-20 weeks, 4 hours each way. I found on the early morning flight down there, I felt sick and a bit light headed occasionally, but nothing severe. (my BP is on the low side of normal) The flight back was fine, no issues. Keep hydrated and get up and move around every hour or so would be my best suggestions.
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    I flew at about 21wks, and was perfectly fine. I really didn't notice any different from flying normally, but I didn't have any BP issues to worry about.

    Before boarding starts, you can go up to the counter and request a medical boarding pass, so you can get on the plane first. You just can't sit in an emergency exit row if you do this, I believe.

    Also, are you flying on an airline with unassigned seating on your ticket, I recommend trying to sit in the front row. You will have some more leg room, and closer to the bathrooms if you need it.

    The best advice I have just from my experience is just to make sure you move around a little, especially on a long flight. My doctor recommended that I get up and walk a little once an hour if possible. If it's a reasonably short flight, it shouldn't be a big deal. :)
     
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    Had my first prenatal appointment today and I was so nervous about my doctor, but OHMYGAWD I love him. He's pretty religious, which would normally put me off, but he doesn't let it effect his practices nor does he mention it and flail it around. He was engaged with me, and was very informative. I had a lot of questions before I went in, and pulled a blank when I finally got in the office, but he helped me remember what they were by needling me basically to find out where my holes in knowledge were, and I loved it. For the papsmear he was in and out and didn't linger, which I hate when doctors do, and he didn't ask me a bunch of questions, but mainly talked himself. He asked what high school I went to, and when it turned out he went to the same one, he just told me about that and we were done in a flash. He gave Josh a book from his personal library to read, gave me a notebook to record my questions, and cracked jokes here and there to lighten all the "vagina" and "discharge" talk. And, he's not bad to look at! Lol. So all in all, I LOVE my doctor.

    I have my first ultrasound on Monday and my next appt on December 12th. I will know on Monday for sure, but he thinks I am 6 weeks and 4 days. I get to hear a heartbeat on Monday, most likely. Yay!
     
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    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    YAYAYAYAY!
    It is SOOO rare to find a good doctor, but especially one when you are having a baby.
    And the ultrasound where you can hear the heartbeat, it just one of the best experiences. Only reason I say that is because when my best friend was pregnant with her 2, I got to go and I swear I cried more than she did LOL It was very emotional for me lol
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    That's great :)

    don't be too bummed if you don't hear it on Monday. sometimes you can't hear it until 12 weeks (give or take) but hopefully that won't be the case this time :)
     
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    Awesome, Barbara! Having a doctor you love is awesome (and rare).

    I didn't get to heart the heartbeat at my 8.5 week ultrasound, but I did get to see it! So that was good enough for me.
     
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    I have banned anything too "babyish" from our registry. I have asked my parents and in laws not to buy us stuff that's Disney, cartoonish, or overrun with pastel colours.
     
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    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    I didn't even realize its from Fox I just read the article part LOL. I thought it was really interesting. I had a midwife this time and we explored the option of csection but only if she proved to be large BECAUSE of my past deliveries.
     

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