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post #41 of 133
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Mary, : That's 2 ddc's, a move across country to a town where I don't know anybody, a bit of loneliness and a lot of isolation. I'm going to try and cut down on my internet activity, but right now we're going through some tough times and you lot treat me like I'm human. Thankyou for that, btw.

helen has magical powers..didn't you know that?
and if i had more time and a better internet connection i would have that many too! im at 5000+ and i feel like i never get on here.
all i know is that without MDC my life would be VERY different. and i would miss you helen should you be away from here much. *sniff* you are wonderful and great and one of my best friends despite living across the world.
post #42 of 133
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I'm going to try and cut down on my internet activity, but right now we're going through some tough times and you lot treat me like I'm human. Thankyou for that, btw.
Helen. You deserve to be treated well.


I'm glad to see that you are still feeling well, HoneyTree
post #43 of 133
Wishing you a blissful birth soon HoneyTree! It can't be much longer for you!

And yes, Mel, I was coming to update and let everyone know that the possibility for a vaginal birth is open now. I've switched doctors and hospitals and so long as everything goes smoothly in labor I can avoid a cesarean.

I'm 36 weeks today and although I have quite the history of going past my EDD, I keep hoping this baby will listen to my pleading and come early because my SPD is so much worse this time than it was with Suriya. I wish I could see a chiropractor but my insurance won't cover it.
post #44 of 133
Aw, honey : At this point, chiro probably won't make any difference anyhow. I vote for sleep. Nonstop. Until March.
post #45 of 133
DID:that's exciting news!!im thinking positively for you!

honey: happy EDD and gentle birthing vibes for you mama! im excited to hear about your newest little one whenever it happens! :
post #46 of 133
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Aw, honey : At this point, chiro probably won't make any difference anyhow. I vote for sleep. Nonstop. Until March.
Except that laying down is excrutiating. Especially rolling over. I sleep a few hours in my bed and then get up and sleep sitting up on the couch for a while until the kids get up. I'm exhausted and living life at a 5/10 on the pain scale with frequent jolts of 7/10 or worse, especially getting in and out of the car or sitting down in a chair. I'm totally over it.
post #47 of 133
Oh yes, I remember that one. Have you tried belly binding? Getting Jim to hold your bump whilst you move? Screaming through a change in position? (Seriously, the noise made it bearable.)
Everyone thinks I'm insane because I swore River was my last because of the misery of not being able to lie down. : It was real. I'm sure it was.
post #48 of 133
, DiD, I am so sorry you are in so much pain! What is SCD? Hang in there, mama.

Helen, you are magic, and I am so glad that you do have us/mdc to support you when you need it. I know the feeling very well. We love you!

Also, HoneyTree, thinking of you so much, holding you in my heart, as your big day approaches!

Susannah, any news/updates with Allison?

Life is good here. No real news. Finley is a sweetheart, I am busy with yoga stuff...My DH is going through some personal stuff, which has been somewhat consuming, so I'm a bit out of it. But all is well!

More soon
post #49 of 133
Ah crap. I had this long post about everything we were doing here in the no-longer-frigid north and the stupid keyboard misfired and ate it.

To summarize: was cold (-40) isn't anymore. Air Canada sucks but we got here. I played draught horse today. The library here has good storytimes and the Canada Games Centre Sportplex is amazingly awesome and stupid for a town this size. There is lots of snow, waaaaay more than there ever was when I was a kid.

I have to go because my mom wants her computer back. I brought mine up with me but it had a little plant-watering accident before we left and is miffed at me and apparently displeased at its role in the human-computer interaction because all it wants to tell me now is "================================================= ====".
post #50 of 133
Hi, ladies!

I'm having a weird, weird day. I went to a funeral for one of my high school teachers today and halfway through I suddenly got really queasy and realized I was going to pass out. I managed to leave the chapel and as soon as they shut the door behind me I hit the ground. Uber-embarrassing because this is a small town and the family that owns the funeral home goes to my church (gee, the church dinner tonight was super-fun! ). They helped me to a chair and got me some water and after awhile I felt well enough to drive myself home. I figured I'd gotten a bit dehydrated and had pushed myself too hard with my hardcore diet and exercise routine this week, so I ate some lunch and took a nap before heading to a local school to do a presentation for their staff. Well, as I was waiting to present I started feeling sick and light-headed again! It passed after a moment and I didn't faint again, but now I'm a little freaked out. What the heck?! Oh, and I took a pregnancy test this afternoon just to be sure, even though I haven't missed a pill in months and just had my period a week ago. Negative, of course. (whew!)

Now, its after midnight and I should be asleep, but I can't seem to wind down enough.
post #51 of 133
Jen Anaemia? I went through that fainting spell a month or two back, and that was about a week after the end of my period as well- and the blood tests showed that I was seriously anaemic and b12 deficient. It could be worth putting yourself on some floradix.
post #52 of 133
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Take care, Jen! It sounds like your body's way of telling you that your diet and exercise are pushing a little too hard

Thanks for checking in, spughy! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

We all heard the baby's heart beat with a stethoscope last night. Neela liked it, but was a little upset that it was so quiet and that the baby didn't say anything to her. She then tried to feed the baby through my belly button, so we ended that game before things got too messy

And I just have to say that I think Playmobil and books on tape have changed my life. My MIL bought a huge playmobil set for Christmas and it's still getting lots of independent play. This morning Neela was playing by herself while I did some cleaning and making breakfast in the kitchen. She really wanted me to come and join her, but when I explained that I was busy she said "That's okay, I'll just listen to a story". Then she put on a CD without my help and happily played a bit longer
post #53 of 133
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Susannah, any news/updates with Allison?
We are trying to work things out, thanks for asking


And Jen - how scary! Please do take care of yourself.
post #54 of 133
I hadn't considered anemia... I've always had good iron levels when they were tested in the past, but I have been craving steak lately! So, is there any iron supplement that doesn't cause terrible constipation? I felt fine today and did my usual tough workout, but gave up the intermittent fasting and ate several small meals today. I guess I just don't know what the problem was yesterday...

DiD - I'm so excited for you! What great news!

Susannah - good luck! I hope things work out for ya'll.
post #55 of 133
Floradix doesn't usually cause constipation, but if you're worried, you can up your intake of vegetable fibre (not grain-based fibre), fat and water. Or, just eat a few steaks, I think they taste a lot better than floradix! (If you can manage liver, it is much higher in iron than steak too.)

Rowan and Stirling both have colds now, possibly due to their epic trek the other day - when it was still cold - about 5 km home from the other end of town. (Silly Stirling, not calling for a ride... ) And now, thanks to Rowan's insistence on being a kitty and nuzzling (and licking) my face hundreds of times a day, I'm feeling a little virusy. Lovely. Also, we've all been sleeping crappily so that probably has a lot to do with it.
post #56 of 133
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Floradix doesn't usually cause constipation, but if you're worried, you can up your intake of vegetable fibre (not grain-based fibre), fat and water. Or, just eat a few steaks, I think they taste a lot better than floradix! (If you can manage liver, it is much higher in iron than steak too.)
Yeah, steak and liver sound way better to me than an iron supplement! It has been quite awhile since I had fried liver 'n onions 'n peppers! Now I'll just have to call my mom and ask her if she would make it with chicken liver or calf liver - I can't remember.

Sorry you're sick, both my kids have colds right now. Ugh!
post #57 of 133
Jen, the tip my midwife gave me on upping my iron intake was to always eat a Vitamin C rich food with my iron rich food - apparently it increases iron absorption by 50%, and is usually easy to do - for instance, red bell peppers with your liver and onions, mandarin oranges on spinach salad, etc.
HTH!

Mel, at Neela - what an attentive big sis she is! And yay for playmobil!

to Sarah for your sickies - hope you are all better soon. (Your laptop, too!)
And we now have your weather, thanks for sharing it! Our temp is -20 F, with windchill it is -40 F. My kids and my dog have some serious cabin fever, since we've not left the house at all since Tues. (The dog goes out and comes right back in!)
(Is there a hair-pulling out smilie?) :=

DiD, : for the birth you want!

Helen, I think you're splendid.

Mostly I'm just watching and hoping for news on HoneyTree's babe....
post #58 of 133
hey guys..

jen, take care! your body is asking for a break..be wise and listen! and i second the iron suggestion. i got a new iron sup thast i much prefer to floradix..its called "iron vital F..by Hubner" its also yeast, alcohol. free & veggie formula. ect. but it tastes better and its less expensive at my H.F.Store.

honey, thinking of ou!!

DID: sorry about the pain. i had a few aches and pains at the end of my last pregnancy..not fun! plus, dude you have your hands FULL. you have lots of small children needing you all the time. no wonder you are sore. try to take it easy! have you considered acupuncture? ive heard it can really help.

sarah: sorry about your computer and sickie woes. hope your trip gets better!

computer knowledgeable folks?

i want to buy a laptop. any suggestions? i need one that isnt too fancy.. not too expensive (like under 600.00 ) but that works. anyone?
post #59 of 133
Jen, take it easy, lady. Fasting would do that to me regardless of my iron levels, but I'm hypoglycemic. I was thinking blood sugar issues when I read your post. Anyway, I hope you are able to figure out what your body needs!

Fern, we're kind of at the same point. I think we're going to just go to Circuit City and buy the best that we can find for under $600, but the good news is that laptops have come way down in price even since last year so there should be several you can choose from.

I was thinking of you this morning, too, just kind of smiling at the image of baby Banyan floating around your head, and Tim's comment about what pretty babies you make.

So I guess I'm definitely in third trimester territory, feeling like I have a full-term baby in there already. My sacral bone was all out of whack this week, but I think that I've realized it was the belly-dancing that did it. It kind of sucks because I really enjoyed it and I felt so good afterwards, and then like a day later I couldn't walk! I finally made the decision to see a chiropractor so maybe that will help. I've also been extra tired this week, but it could be related to working four days a week, which I'm not totally adjusted to yet. I am LOVING the job, though, so it is worth it - and honestly, it helps as a reminder for me to balance work with rest, so that is a good thing.

Susannah and Teresa, you are both in my thoughts!!
post #60 of 133
I feel like I'm trying to fix everything, Amy, but were you wiggling and jiggling in both directions evenly? I know that when I'm pregnant circling my hips in one direction feels better than the other, so I do that more, and then I end up hurting...
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