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post #21 of 57
My friend has taken most of my pregnancy pics, she does a wonderful job. I'm thinking of doing a belly cast this time. I have not done it before.
post #22 of 57
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Originally Posted by Talula Fairie View Post
I remember the days when I could have a spotless house if I just cleaned it enough. Cleaning your house when you have two preschoolers is like shoveling snow when it's still snowing.
Ditto for me, except replace two preschoolers with two dirt tracking shedding dogs and a cat
post #23 of 57
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
and a 90 minute photo shoot with this artist. I'm really excited!
I can imagine! There are some incredible images on that site... will you be posting a few when you get them done? :
post #24 of 57
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I do the every-so-often "reset" method of cleaning... but I'd love if I could wake up some day and discover the deep cleaning fairy had visited in the night. If you'd asked me ten years ago if I'd blow a wish on a clean house I'd have looked at you like you had two heads. And now...

photos- I hope so. I haven't had my initial consult so I don't know what exactly to expect during the shoot (DH said "she has some really neat ideas") and I don't know if I can post the picks she takes. But I'd love to share!
post #25 of 57
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Ditto for me, except replace two preschoolers with two dirt tracking shedding dogs and a cat
Oh yes, I forgot to mention my THREE cats. That pee everywhere. That enzyme cleaner and lots and lots of vinegar and cleaning my hardwood floors every few days is the only way to combat this. I also wash my sofa cover every week and all the bedding in the house....it's amazing how much needs to be done just to 'maintain'
post #26 of 57
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Originally Posted by Coconut Chronicles View Post

Have any of you ladies started looking into maternity photographers yet? We don't seem to have many options here in Central Fl and it's frustrating the hell outta me.
where are you in Central FL? My sister is Orlando and does amazing photos of all kinds. Let me know if you're interested!
post #27 of 57
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where are you in Central FL? My sister is Orlando and does amazing photos of all kinds. Let me know if you're interested!
That is awesome! I'm in Windermere... does she have a website?
post #28 of 57
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I do the every-so-often "reset" method of cleaning... but I'd love if I could wake up some day and discover the deep cleaning fairy had visited in the night. If you'd asked me ten years ago if I'd blow a wish on a clean house I'd have looked at you like you had two heads. And now...

photos- I hope so. I haven't had my initial consult so I don't know what exactly to expect during the shoot (DH said "she has some really neat ideas") and I don't know if I can post the picks she takes. But I'd love to share!
Did you see the naked pregnant lady in the snow on her site? Whoa. I like some of her work, can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

I have photographer friends stopping by to do pregnancy photos a lot starting this week. The first is on Thursday, I will def post them as they come in.
post #29 of 57
Coconut -- a high tea theme sounds awesome! Probably a stupid question, but what's a diaper cake though?

Mamatoabunch -- So jealous of all your livestock. Do you farm?
post #30 of 57
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Probably a stupid question, but what's a diaper cake though?
Not a stupid question at all... I wasn't familiar with them myself until I moved to the US. It's basically diapers (usually disposables) made in the shape of a cake: CLICK

Some of them are pretty darn expensive! I keep looking at them and thinking man I could buy a whole cloth diaper stash with that amount of money lol.
post #31 of 57
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Originally Posted by Coconut Chronicles View Post
Not a stupid question at all... I wasn't familiar with them myself until I moved to the US. It's basically diapers (usually disposables) made in the shape of a cake: CLICK

Some of them are pretty darn expensive! I keep looking at them and thinking man I could buy a whole cloth diaper stash with that amount of money lol.

WOW - baby showers are not done so much over here - and diaper cakes, thats a whole different world.


Talula Fairie you and your dh spend 2-4 hours a day cleaning your house! i sort of potter round after my boys (and 2 dogs, and 2 cats) cleaning up as i go and then collapse on the sofa when they finally go to bed thinking ' i should really clean this house'. once a week we have a mad panic because people are visiting and it needs not to be such a hole.

My MIL keeps on asking me how its been going with the midwife and i have to admit i've been to the booking in appointment at 15 weeks, and popped to the hospital for a scan at 22 weeks but i've not been back since. Midwife said i could come to which ever appointments i wanted too and up until 28 weeks they just do pee in a pot, blood pressure and listen to the baby, so i skip it. But i am popping along this friday as they will do some blood tests etc and i like to keep them happy and on side, so they don't think i'm too alternative. We had an intentional whoops UC last time, but have changed counties so they local hospital etc does not have any records, don't want them thinking i might do the same this time, they will only panic.

Ordered some herbs for birth & PP last night and asked my friend for her birthing pool, need to order a new liner etc. Not sure what else i need... a few more nursing bras etc might wait until after and see what my boobs do this time.

Our study is nearly done, just need to start on the main downstairs room next month, get some shelves up and the house more organised. I've been cleaning a re-organising my (tiny) kitchen cupboards, makes me happy to see them clean and tidy and wish the rest of the house might look a little more like them.

I'd not been too bad on the pregnancy symptoms until last night, propped up with pillows to stop the heart burn and then restless legs (how much do i hate that) and every time i tried to stretch out my legs they cramped, so i had to try and un-cramp them without waking up ds2 who had taken up 80% of the bed by that time. Oh and i've got a cold, which i treated with a little too much vit c, and we all know what that can do, not great when you've got piles!

But apart from all that, happily pregnant and enjoying home educating my two boys who have been rather happy and co-operative this week (so far).
post #32 of 57
Puddle - I take a calcium/magnesium/zinc supplement for restless legs and leg cramps. It helps TREMENDOUSLY!

It's something that my grandmother always insisted upon for her girls and now my mother has passed the knowledge on to me.
post #33 of 57
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Originally Posted by adoremybabe View Post
Puddle - I take a calcium/magnesium/zinc supplement for restless legs and leg cramps. It helps TREMENDOUSLY!
Another thing that can help is iron, I had it w/ my last pregnancy, took Floradix and it went away.
post #34 of 57
no, we spend an hour or two each day, more or less. for me it's usually less depending on how I'm feeling.

man, I just saw the election results of our special election to balance the budget, I am scared. Nothing passed, not even the few good ones, except one. my husband's job in serious jeopardy because he works for the state we've already received two "you might get laid off" letters. we turned our lives upsidown for this job...four months of training and being away from the family during those months, investing hundreds and hundreds in uniforms, not to mention the cost of moving 100 miles away. This is our whole future. If he loses this job, we could go back to living on practically nothing, except we'll have THREE kids to support. Just the stress I need to add fun to my pregnancy.
post #35 of 57
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Oh Talula, I'm sorry... I'll keep fingers, toes, hair, etc crosse that it all works out. I feel so lucky that while DH technically works for the state his position is also backed-up by private grants and research income. But his support staff is pretty shaky since their budget line was basically cut to the bone... they're using grant money for almost 100% of their salaries, but you can't ever be certain your grant will be renewed. It's nerve wracking. Hang in there!

So our local thrift store was having a 50% off "family" items and I actually got a stroller! We're not really a "stroller family" but there it was... a front spot for the babe and a jump seat/standing ledge for dd2 (dd1 was really upset that there wasn't a seat for her too, but she just turned 4... plenty old enough to walk though I told her she and dd2 could share the back seat). I figured it was 50% off, in good shape (the previous owner had kept ALL the paperwork and extra screws and little bits of stuff... even the original plastic bagging!), and with three kiddos under 4 it would probably get used! Certainly the grandmothers will be happy to have the option.
post #36 of 57
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Originally Posted by Coconut Chronicles View Post
That is awesome! I'm in Windermere... does she have a website?
She works mostly wedding-related events with a professional photographer. Her last name is Warren and you see her pics and find out about her here:

http://www.heatherahrens.com/blog/20...efanie-warren/
post #37 of 57
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Had my GTT this morning and although they had to poke two different fingers (the first wasn't a "bleeder" and with the super small sample size the test machine kept coming up with crazy low numbers) I "passed". My iron was a touch low but not a problem, my blood pressure was good, and the babe was happy and wiggly.

This afternoon I'll be meeting a different set of midwives/obs who deliver locally. I'd really like to stay at our local hospital but we'll see how this meeting goes!
post #38 of 57
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So... update. I had really high hopes for this second midwife/OB practice. Not so much for "them" really (they're not very crunchy) but I did hope to stay at my local hospital (where I've had two babes and the staff is really natural birth friendly) and not have to worry about driving as much/arranging funky schedules/etc.

Well... I suppose I should be grateful that the midwife I spoke with was pretty up front. She was very pro-vbac till she saw my medical history and then she basically told me a vbac wouldn't happen with their practice. Yes, they attend vbac, but given my history she wouldn't recommend trying and she knew the OBs would ask me to schedule at 39 weeks. On top of that, she insisted on using the "wrong" date (my lmp, not my conception date) so really what she was saying was rc/s at 38 weeks. She did say I could talk with an OB about this, but they're booked straight until the last week of June. And then she said that because they're so busy as a practice they've taken on two new backup OBs and I happen to know that the practice those two OBs run on their own has a c/s rate of over 50% (primary c/s) and some months they top 80% c/s. As a vbac my birth would be attended by the on call OB (not a prenatal care midwife) and the odds of getting one of these two OBs would be pretty high. So that was the icing on the cake.

I may not be thrilled with the commute to the further off hospital, and the midwife/ob team there may not be 100% yay-vbac, but it looks like that's where I'm going to stay.
post #39 of 57
Wombat- sorry to hear about the provider trouble. At least you have a back up plan.

So, I took a vacation day today to get stuff done. DH is at work and DS is at daycare. A whole day (9-4pm) to do baby laundry, clean the upstairs including the closets and if time allows take pictures of my yarn stash and knit for a few hours on the baby blanket that is almost done.

So really, I need to get off line and get started
post #40 of 57
Pernillep - How lucky are you! I often wonder how much I'd get done with no children in tow. It makes me wonder if I could arrange something so that one of my sisters watches my kiddos for a day... it sounds unreal!

Enjoy your day!
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