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Most books consider week 13 as the second trimester, but there's still a couple out there that say 14.

As for months, I figure there are an average of 4 weeks in a month, so at 12 weeks, I was 3 months. That's not mathematically correct, I guess.. but it doesn't matter. I tell people in weeks anyways.

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Halloween is not my fave holiday... I don't oppose it, I just never seem to enjoy myself. Spend way too much money and/or effort for a lame costume that I still think sucks and only wear once.

I do enjoy dressing up the kiddo, however. Don't have a definite plan for him, but I'm leaning towards a zombie care bear. Will probably take him out begging, but will likely give most of the candy away at work.
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oh yeah.. I have no clue what DD is going to be. Last year, I waited until the very end and got a costume off the clearance rack. I intended to do better, but paying a ton for a costume really doesn't work for me. Same idea this year, except I'm still just as resistent to $30-$40 for something she'll wear once.

and she got very little of her candy last year and will get very little this year. I'm not anti-candy - we love candy. I just hate worrying about if I brushed her teeth well enough.

On another note, I bought her a book that came in today 'I'm a big sister' and I was trying to read it to her and I couldn't because I was crying. DH is like 'why did it make you cry' and I'm like 'cause I'm pregnant and hormonal!!' which was a legitimate question, because pregnancy doesn't really make me hormonal, but for some reason, that book did.
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This is exactly how I feel! Apparently HG gets wise with each pregnancy. I'm certain that I would die if it got even worse!! I've lost more weight than I'm comfortable with, and feel like life is continuing without me! I'm not doing this again. But I want a whole gaggle of children! 3 doesn't seem like enough! Maybe I'll change my mind once I'm raising 3 babies.
I can't imagine having HG - the bad m/s I get is quite enough, tyvm!

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ok silly question--I am 11 weeks--pregnancy wise I am still in my 3rd month and move to my 4th month at 12 weeks right?

Sorry my brain is so spacey--that is a good sign right?
Sorta... depends on how you count things. 12 weeks, for me, was 2.5 months along (I am due on the 14th, so each 14th is the next month and each 1st is the half month, kwim?). At 11 weeks you would be 2 months along (in your 3rd month), and would be 3 months along somewhere around 13-14 weeks.

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I always just tell people how many weeks when they ask.

If they absolutely HAVE to know the month I would say I was three months at 13 weeks (4X3) + 1 = 13! I'm a math nerd, though. But remember that months don't ACTUALLY have 4 weeks but more like 4 weeks and 2-3 days. Oh no, my nerdiness is leaking LOL
I know weeks, and DH does, but often people have no clue. I'll say whatever weeks and they try to just adjust that by x by 4 - which is not right at all.

Yes, months are 4 weeks + 2 or 3 days (except Feb). So it all depends on which months you are pregnant for as to which day, technically, you change months.

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Most books consider week 13 as the second trimester, but there's still a couple out there that say 14.

As for months, I figure there are an average of 4 weeks in a month, so at 12 weeks, I was 3 months. That's not mathematically correct, I guess.. but it doesn't matter. I tell people in weeks anyways.
As long as you're going to 10 months pregnant, 12 weeks = 3 months But going by 9 months, it's somewhere between 13-14 weeks.

Funny enough, I will be both 14 weeks and 3 months along on October 14th.

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Halloween is not my fave holiday... I don't oppose it, I just never seem to enjoy myself. Spend way too much money and/or effort for a lame costume that I still think sucks and only wear once.
Do you dress up yourself?

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oh yeah.. I have no clue what DD is going to be. Last year, I waited until the very end and got a costume off the clearance rack. I intended to do better, but paying a ton for a costume really doesn't work for me. Same idea this year, except I'm still just as resistent to $30-$40 for something she'll wear once.

and she got very little of her candy last year and will get very little this year. I'm not anti-candy - we love candy. I just hate worrying about if I brushed her teeth well enough.
We try not to spend too much, but our kids also continue to play dress up with their costumes after halloween is over, so we get more than one wear out of them.

We let each kid pick 3 treats after t&ting, then everything goes into a bucket. Each day the kids get to pick one thing to take for after lunch at school. Sometimes they get one thing after supper too, depending on how the day/meal goes.
Our candy usually lasts a l.o.n.g time this way. Often into spring and even summer some years!
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oh yeah, I think the dress up costumes are a great idea. but I think isn't that easier when they slow down in the growing? DD should be having a growth spurt this month, I'm scared to buy anything but after that, I guess they start growing slower.
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I don't think I will dress up any more. I'm just always disappointed with how it comes out.

Plus, I won't get to go and have fun (a.k.a. a few beers) because I'm pregnant. Man.

There are two things that I miss the most being pregnant. Tuna (sushi) and beer. I'm a total beer snob.
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My kids are bring Mario and Luigi! I'm making their costumes (I bought white shirts and hats, and will be dying them, then screen printing the hats! So excited!).
I'm also announcing my pregnancy while we go to family's for trick or treating! I'm so excited about it!! I got a shirt and iron on transfer paper... I think I'm going to design a little pumpkin to put on my belly and have it say "growing another Lil pumpkin". Or a cute mummy that says "Mummy to be". Or do like a baby skeleton over by belly? I don't know yet. new ideas are welcome!
Halloween is my favorite! I haven't had the energy or time between work and toddler herding and being sick to really get into it yet... I'm thinking next week I'll decorate the house!
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had my 12 wk appt today. Everything is great. She got the heart beat right away and it was 160. I get to skip the 16 wk appt and will go in at 18.5 wks for my big ultrasound. I am so excited to know what the baby is. I thought I wanted to wait till the baby was born to find out, but I realized I can't do that. I need to be prepared. So we find out the day be for thanksgiving, and we will share the news with the family at Dinner. And it just happens to be my MILs birthday on thanksgiving so what a nice gift for her
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LOL thanks everyone. I ask bc I got my workout videos that are broken down by months.

As far as Halloween, I am doing ds1 Halloween party at pre-k with another mom. You sign up at the beginning of the year. I did it last yr but the other mom dropped out and I did it myself. The teachers wanting no frills and were just like bring some cookies and juice--right up my ally!!!! Well the mom this yr is all into it and listed off, no lie, 10 things to do for the party as far as food and 2 activities, and like 4-5 decor. I wanted to be like hey lady simmer down now! I just said, "you do not have to do all of those things I can do some." I think it is a bit much for a 4 yr old classroom party but whatever. Food was Pizza, hot dogs, cupcakes, oreos, other cookies, pretzel snacks, wands made out of candy...and on and on and on.

Maybe that is not much--I don't know bc I am so not a party planner person so I was thinking some decorative cups, plates, napkins, and halloween themed cupcakes--ta-dah!
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oh yeah, I think the dress up costumes are a great idea. but I think isn't that easier when they slow down in the growing? DD should be having a growth spurt this month, I'm scared to buy anything but after that, I guess they start growing slower.
Even if my bigger kids outgrow stuff, there's always been another one coming behind that grows into them

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There are two things that I miss the most being pregnant. Tuna (sushi) and beer. I'm a total beer snob.
While I wouldn't drink beer while pregnant - at least not until the last few weeks - I wouldn't totally forgo tuna or sushi. Sushi doesn't have to be any fish or meat anyways, but even if you want that, just make sure you're going to a good place (not dogdy, kwim?) and maybe skip the raw fish and get smoked or whatnot instead. No need to totally go without though!
As for tuna - they say 1-2 cans per week is okay. I can't remember which kinda of tuna they recommend, but I know there is one that they say is supposed to contain less mercury. I don't eat tuna.

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My kids are bring Mario and Luigi! I'm making their costumes (I bought white shirts and hats, and will be dying them, then screen printing the hats! So excited!).
I'm also announcing my pregnancy while we go to family's for trick or treating! I'm so excited about it!! I got a shirt and iron on transfer paper... I think I'm going to design a little pumpkin to put on my belly and have it say "growing another Lil pumpkin". Or a cute mummy that says "Mummy to be". Or do like a baby skeleton over by belly? I don't know yet. new ideas are welcome!
Halloween is my favorite! I haven't had the energy or time between work and toddler herding and being sick to really get into it yet... I'm thinking next week I'll decorate the house!
Love the Nintendo theme And I really love the mat skeleton shirt with the baby skeleton inside - I think it's super cute!

I wish I could get some decorations out, but I have to wait until after DS1's birthday (16th)... and I should really wait until after his party (though I'm not sure when we're having that yet!).

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had my 12 wk appt today. Everything is great. She got the heart beat right away and it was 160. I get to skip the 16 wk appt and will go in at 18.5 wks for my big ultrasound. I am so excited to know what the baby is. I thought I wanted to wait till the baby was born to find out, but I realized I can't do that. I need to be prepared. So we find out the day be for thanksgiving, and we will share the news with the family at Dinner. And it just happens to be my MILs birthday on thanksgiving so what a nice gift for her
for a great appt! And that's good timing with the u/s!

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LOL thanks everyone. I ask bc I got my workout videos that are broken down by months.

Maybe that is not much--I don't know bc I am so not a party planner person so I was thinking some decorative cups, plates, napkins, and halloween themed cupcakes--ta-dah!
Ah, gotcha. What day are you due on? I would just go by that as each month - shouldn't say I would, I do!

That seems like overload for a group that age! Gosh. Your idea sounds just perfect to me!

AFM: Man, m/s seems to be kicking into gear again the past couple days. Shucks. I'm hoping it's just making a last hoorah before leaving... but I worry that it'll stick around! for the magic of 13 weeks I usually get!!!
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