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LadyGamer January 17th, 2013 09:35 AM

Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
Hi Due Date Buddy!!! Now we have a little thread we can chat back! To tell me about yourself. I'm rather excited to have a DDBuddy that is a btdt, since I often feel so lost in the whole pregnancy process. I don't know anyone in real life that has children, so I'm going in blind. :)

Gini_3boys January 17th, 2013 03:24 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
Hi! Well My name is Gini and I live in Missouri. I've been married for 9 years and we've got 3 boys ages 8, 5, and 2 1/2. This was a surprise baby (due July 17) but we're very excited! I've been a stay at home mom since my last was born and love it. He's right smack dab in the middle of terrible 2's so that's always fun haha.
I remember having my first(so exciting) and only being 21, I felt lost too as no one I knew had kids yet either. So I will definitely love to give you and advice/words of wisdom. Not that I'm an expert or anything because even after 3 kids, some days I still feel lost lol

Now it's your turn!

LadyGamer January 17th, 2013 03:47 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
I'm Christen. I'm 25 years old and I've been married to my husband for five years now. This will be the first for both of us, but I've been a JM member for most of our marriage, so I know a lot of baby theory, but lack all of the practice. We are due July 28, and are totally over the moon.

My next appointment is Monday, and I hope to hear baby on doppler or be sent for another ultrasound :)

Gini_3boys January 17th, 2013 07:19 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
Sometimes just holding the baby in your arms and going by that motherly instinct is all you will need.
My next appt is next Friday. The first visit with the actual Dr.
I'm sure you will hear the heartbeat on Monday( such an amazing sound!)but an u/s would be even better! I bought a doppler off Ebay with my last pregnancy so I feel very lucky to get to hear my little one every night.

Just curious, what kind of games do you or did you play Lady Gamer? =)

LadyGamer January 18th, 2013 11:43 AM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
Well, lots of gaming :) I play boardgames and video games, mostly. I actually work at a boardgame cafe teaching people how to play games. DH is a indie game designer as well :) So our lives are very gaming-centric.

Gini_3boys January 18th, 2013 02:45 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
That sounds like such a cool job! Probably never a dull moment!

LadyGamer January 18th, 2013 05:24 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
I'm very excited to pass on the gaming to baby. I do really believe in limiting and controlling video game play times, while young and through school (I won't have my elementary schooler playing shooting games! ach), but boardgames at our house will be a free-for-all. I really want to encourage baby to sit at a table and think and interact with friends and family in a fun environment. I already have several games picked out that I want to get baby, but I figure I should get the necessities first ;)

Is there anything that you're passionate enough that you are (or will be) passing down to your children? :) Or anything special you all do for family time?

Gini_3boys January 18th, 2013 05:44 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
We love games here too. My boys and I love to play mystery games on the computer and they got a Wii U for Christmas so we love playing Mario together. Board games are a little hard right now as we have a 2 year old that wants to play and thinks taking all the pieces or cards or whatever is the way to do it lol

I love to read and hope my kids take after me in that respect but so far my 8 year just isnt as interested as my 5 year old is in books and stories.

LadyGamer January 20th, 2013 01:28 AM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
Oh, I love games like Mario for families. I've saved all my games from growing up, and I can't wait to play family friendly video games (under supervision and moderation). So exciting :)

I hope my kids are readers too. Growing up, my bonding time with my dad was when he took me to the book store, so it was very important to me. I live a 5 minute walk from the second largest library in Toronto, which is huge and multi-stories, so I plan to make weekly+ outings with baby to go pick out books.

Gini_3boys January 20th, 2013 08:12 AM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
That sounds like such a fun activity to do with your child. A walk to the library! Our library is pretty far from here so no such luck.

On a side note, I love love the smell of book stores! Makes me sad so many are closing and everyone is going to ebooks. Don't get me wrong, it is nice to just download a book on the ipad when I'm wanting a new book to read but don't feel like driving 45 mins to go get one but still holding a real book in your hands beats reading something electronic any day.

So are you hoping for a boy or girl?

LadyGamer January 20th, 2013 09:33 AM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
There are pros and cons to each gender, and the extent of my preference comes down to the fact that we have a girls name and not a boys :p So, I'm hoping girl, but on a scale from 1 to 100, of 1 being girl and 100 being boy, I'm at 49.9 :P

Gini_3boys January 20th, 2013 01:35 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
I've heard from people who have both genders that boys tend to be easier. With that number (49.9) I'd say you have pretty good odds at getting the gender you want =)

I think it's pretty obvious what I'm hoping for lol But hoping for and actually getting are 2 different things so I fully expect another boy :P

LadyGamer January 21st, 2013 07:00 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
So I had a doctors appointment today. Apparently my blood levels weren't high enough again, so they had to take more, though I'm now at the point where the hCG is going down... so it doesn't really make sense, but they want to be extra cautious. But, because they don't like my numbers, I've been getting a lot of ultrasounds to make sure baby is growing okay :) I go in for my fourth ultrasound tomorrow at 3:30.

I'm not really sure if this is normal, or to be worried, but baby seems to be growing fine each ultrasound... so I'm trying not to worry.

Also, I'm finally far enough along to be referred to an OB :)

Gini_3boys January 22nd, 2013 11:55 AM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
Well at least you are getting to see your baby often and he/she is growing well.

I'm not sure about all the levels and stuff that goes along with pregnancy as my Dr has never mentioned those things to me so I'm kind of clueless. Do they seem really concerned or just a little and want to double check? It's good they are monitoring you closely though making sure baby is okay.

How did the u/s go today?

Gini_3boys January 27th, 2013 06:07 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
How are you doing? Hoping everything went well at your ultrasound.

LadyGamer January 28th, 2013 03:47 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
Ultrasound went great. Baby is starting to look a lot more proportional and baby-like :) I came out on facebook and posted an ultrasound, which was fun.

I just got back from a last hoorah trip with DH to Niagara Falls :) We went to a four day boardgame get together thing. Gamers from all over New York and Ontario gathered in the hotel to play games straight. It was a ton of fun :) That why I wasn't here posting :)

Gini_3boys January 29th, 2013 12:00 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
I'm glad your little one is looking good and healthy. That trip sounds like it was so much fun, I'm jealous! :P

I had to reschedule my Drs appt, it's now next Tuesday. Then next appt. we should get our ultrasound, yay!

LadyGamer January 30th, 2013 09:06 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
YAY ultrasound!! I hate having to reschedule though. Always such a pain. Is the next next appointment going to be the big ultrasound? :D

Gini_3boys February 5th, 2013 05:58 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
My Drs appt went good today, everything seems great so far. My ultrasound is scheduled for March 5! So excited!

When is your big ultrasound to find out the gender? Or are you finding out?

LadyGamer February 6th, 2013 09:45 PM

Re: Gini (Gini_3boys) & Christen (LadyGamer)
 
Yay!!! So the 5th you'll find out for sure if it is a boy like you think? :) :) How exciting

I don't have the big ultrasound scheduled sadly. I still haven't heard about if they've found me an OB or not, and they push you to them between 14-16 weeks, I was told. If I don't hear soon, I'm going to call and just ask what they can do with my prenatal care just as a normal doctors office, until I get an OB. This is ridiculous. They've been giving me ultrasounds just to make sure baby is still alive and all, but that is pretty much it. They aren't doing any of the regular routine stuff, not even monitoring my weight gain or anything they should. They only even tested me for a UTI at one of my six or so appointments, which is something they are supposed to do at every prenatal appointment. *sigh*


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