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post #81 of 161
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I'm going to go prune the pricker bushes now so they don't attack me when I mow the lawn this summer.

Speaking of mowing the lawn, how do I mow the lawn and protect the baby's ears while it hangs out in the pack 'n' play outside?
I would say keep the baby in sight, but not too close to the mower while you're mowing...better yet, give him/her to dh while you mow or visa versa....
post #82 of 161
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Found a hole in my rubber glove the hard way today...while dying some t-shirts green :

Too bad it wasn't the thumb, it's the pointer finger...at least the thumb would have been funny
post #83 of 161
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Found a hole in my rubber glove the hard way today...while dying some t-shirts green :

Too bad it wasn't the thumb, it's the pointer finger...at least the thumb would have been funny
Fail.
post #84 of 161
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Fail.
Is that like saying "lame" or "that sucks?" Is this new slang I no longer know b/c I'm going to be a mom....am I getting old?
post #85 of 161
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Speaking of mowing the lawn, how do I mow the lawn and protect the baby's ears while it hangs out in the pack 'n' play outside?
I don't know... my mum used to wear my sister in a sling while she mowed with a ride-on

And peanut butter... I can't believe how much we've eating in the past couple of weeks. If this kid has a peanut allergy I'm going to have major guilt complex. And I'm not talking about allergies anymore, since I've started to freak out about dealing with baby allergies again. It has given me a good reason to be off the hook on pre-cooking and freezing postpartum meals, though...

mom2sol, I hope it happens soon for you!

I'm finally finished my taxes for both countries, and getting returns from both, too ::
post #86 of 161
"Fail" means... you failed. I'm sure I'm older than you -- it's more of a video gaming term that has to do with pressing the wrong buttons and dying, which = fail. I like to apply it to everyday living. It's just in my brain, I guess.

So, since you got green on the wrong finger... fail.
post #87 of 161
I am totally out of the loop for this weeks chat, so I'll have to catch up. But I thought I would chime in first since I have had yet another interesting doctor visit.

I had an amnio on tuesday to determine lung maturity on my 37 week old lo. The procedure almost didn't happen since baby is now breach and my placenta covers most of the front of my uterus. But we were able to finally find a site to draw out amniotic fluid. It was cool to see a little bit of what was in there.

I went to see my OB after that appt. about 2 hours later and she told me that the test showed that the lungs are not mature! I was shocked, but more like I just wanted to laugh. At this point, nothing has gone as planned so why would this. I have been telling the baby to give me sure signs if something was wrong or if things needed to change or what ever. My child has informed us that he/she is not ready yet. I'm so happy that we did the test before we did the c-section early. I guess they measure lung maturity by some numbers and mature is about 60 and borderline is 40 -something and my baby has a 29. So we're halfway there. Our c-section is now scheduled for March 31 at 39 weeks exactly. The baby measures now at 7.5 lbs. And is doing well.

So the pregnancy continues...My newest symptoms are fatigue, HUNGER, and frequent peeing. Since I'm going two more weeks maybe that nesting instinct will kick in after all.
post #88 of 161
okay, the NY Times food section today has a whole article about whoopie pies, and a recipe. now I am thinking that will be my labor project, to make home-made whoopie pies... I do love baking!

Its been more than 7 weeks now since I started a GD diet and I haven't had one sweet baked thing that whole time. (well, really ANY baked or otherwise cooked starchy thing other than these crazy coconut flour concoctions I've been making). I keep contemplating what treats I can have after the baby is born, and there are some intense family discussions going on the topic...
post #89 of 161
I usually do not do these chats but I'm finally mainly moved, lots of issues with DH remaining but at least he's in basic training right now. I am tired but not too tired. Although I'm drinking too much tea. Finally got settled w/new midwife, and will finish my two reduced payment plans this week. Hoo-rah! Still doing swimming with DD and deciding whether to sign her up for the next session... or maybe just do informal swims with her during the free swims?

I feel like I'm just getting settled in and I only have three weeks left before the EDD. It's so tough! There are so many things on my to-do list... tomorrow I will make some chicken at least. I had a bunch of stuff made and frozen but my husband turned off the freezer. Insert furious smiley here. So, all my soups and stuff are gone. I have spent the last week moving. So I have to do that, as well as taxes. Good news is, we only lost money this year so nothing to pay.

On the other hand I am finally able to look at moving forward and am thinking of what I can do to support myself when the baby comes. I might go back to school... anyway, must wash some diapers!
post #90 of 161
I expect only stress to ensue in these final weeks. Wiggle-butt kept me up all night in its new position (more anterior than posterior), with its new size (BIGGER) and with its new dance routine (jig-clogging-breakdance).

I really can't imagine having the issues that many of you have with other children and husbands and all that, and sometimes I feel like I'm a big baby complaining about my discomforts. Please know that I do feel for those who have it tough, although I may not be able to empathize. Hearing all your stories makes me even more certain that one child is PLENTY for me to handle along with everything else in my life. I planned everything I could to attempt a sane transition -- we'll see what happens...

Anyway, <3 to everyone having issues and otherwise. The downhill coast is hopefully right around the corner.
post #91 of 161
I got a call yesterday from my fp's office that there was "something wrong" with my blood tests and the dr wants me to have more testing done. Real nice have the recptionist call and tell someone there's "something wrong" with theri blood work. My dr isn't in on wednesdays so I had to talk to the np, who I don't like she's very snappy. Well she got all snappy with me and told me if I don't want to do the other tests then just don't do them I had to explain that I have no idea what's going, what is wrong and what they are testing for. VERY grrrrrrrr

Anyway, my hemoglobin lvl's came back lower, much lower than last time, 7.2 and my fp wants em to get further testing to figure out why they keep dropping. I have been on a high iron diet with so many supplements. I don't know what's going on and I'm scared. The np was just so snappy and wouldn't explain anything to me. She said she had talked to the bc and she said they were already working on it with me. Well yeah they were but no one called to tell me about my results. NO ONE. I feel like someone has majorly dropped the ball on my medical care.

I'm going to call the bc today and see if they can explain it better to me. DH is going to call the fp and get him to explain it to dh, dh is also going to tell the fp about the np's snappiness with me.

So I had more blood work done yesterday, don't really know for what, beyond checking my body's iron stores, since the np wouldn;t explain :
post #92 of 161
Azreial . I hope you get some answers.
post #93 of 161
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Azreial - what a bunch of meanies...I hope they stub the same toe twice!!! I hope your bc can be more helpful.
post #94 of 161
Wow this thread has been busy!!! to all who are experiencing troubles and : to those who got good news this week. Yeah for the neg GBS resluts!!!

I'm still so jelous of all you who are around the 38 week mark. It is taking FOREVER this time. Last time I was so concerned about being a mom and labor/delivery I wasn't necessarily eager to go early...but this time I'm so done being pregnant and want to hold my BABY! But I know it's still too early for me so praying at 38 weeks!

A freind just had her baby two days ago and this is her 3rd...she registered at babiesrus for a few things they need. I never thought of that, so this weekend we are registering at target. Baby has plenty of clothes and toys and big stuff from DD. But we need things like wipes, burp rags, bibs, crib sheets, etc...So it's exciting to get to do something like that this time around!

I did an all day scrapbooking yesterday. DD was with grandma. I finished DD's age 1 album and am almost done with DDs digital 3 year. So all I have is the 2 year traditional to start and finish in 4-6 weeks! I can do it!!!

I got our online birth announcements ready from smilebox.com. And started to pack the hospital bag...we'll go out this weekend and buy a few more things for labor. DD keeps asking if I'm going to the hospital...it's going to be a long 4-6 weeks!

It's getting closer for all of us!!!! Someone could be having a baby as we write!!!!::
post #95 of 161
I'm clear for the homebirth anytime now :

MW isn't too concerned about my hemoglobin lvl, I was afraid it would make her say she didn't feel so safe about the hb.

I still need to call the bc about it, but very ostrich-like I just don't feel like dealing with it today. I talked to one of my friends who used to run a bc and she gave me some ideas.

I'm going to try and get my butt in gear and get down the nfs to pick some things up. Its rainy and baby is low low today so we'll see.....

Its so funny when I was pg with dd dh started getting impatient for her to come around 36wks. This time he wants baby to "cook as longs as it needs" we don't want it "par-boiled" yes he actually said par-boiled
I didn't realised the twins being preemies affected him so much.
We're both relieved to hit the safe point. Though dh says its tomorrow because an extra day cooking is a good thing

I'm getting close to feeling done
post #96 of 161
Great, just great...all of this peeing finally has an adverse affect...other than waking during the night, and almost-or actually- wetting yourself...I just dropped my stinking phone in the toilet...and yes I had already peed! DISGUSTING. Fell right out of my pocket and into the toilet....dang it...
post #97 of 161
goodmommva76- I've done that when not pg!
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Great, just great...all of this peeing finally has an adverse affect...other than waking during the night, and almost-or actually- wetting yourself...I just dropped my stinking phone in the toilet...and yes I had already peed! DISGUSTING. Fell right out of my pocket and into the toilet....dang it...
Oh no! Ick! I always have visions of this happening to my ipod when I have it attached to me and have to run to the potty. Thankfully it hasn't happened yet.

...does it still work?
post #99 of 161
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Great, just great...all of this peeing finally has an adverse affect...other than waking during the night, and almost-or actually- wetting yourself...I just dropped my stinking phone in the toilet...and yes I had already peed! DISGUSTING. Fell right out of my pocket and into the toilet....dang it...
Oh no!!!!
post #100 of 161
goodmomma76 - That bites.

Shineliketheson... it sounds like you're ready for this baby! You sound so on top of everything - way to go!!

Azreial - yay for homebirth readiness!!

I on the other hand am feeling the end of term crunch simultaneously with the end of pg crunch... not such a great feeling. I have loads of little things to do, but I suppose we're more or less ready if the baby came early (I'm only 35.5 wks).

The name Shea is still good - that's four days! (thanks for the Sheamus idea, Kate... dh doesn't like it, but he still likes Shea )
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