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post #161 of 300
Funny story, Helen!

MZ = monozygotic, the more correct (but less fun) term for identical twins.

Teeny, my girls are going to be swearing like sailors any day now. Cute since they look like such cherubs, but not that funny in public. Got to improve my mouth. (And my attitude. )
post #162 of 300
Hey!
Have any of you noticed if your baby's chemistry has changed? Trixie's been getting crazy rashes in her cloth diapers and they're hurting her. Today she pooped while she was napping or right before and I missed it. (I have no idea how I never miss them and always change them right away) but when she woke up she was in so much pain and now her bum is all red and she freaks when I change her.
ACK!
post #163 of 300
Teeny funny about the swearing.
Luckily I don't have a potty mouth. My Grandpa always said that if it's worth swearing about it was worth using intelligent words. It stuck with me, and I have a gigantic vocabulary because of it. I only swear if I am really really upset and it doesn't happen often. Same with DH. So I think that Trixie will be okay.

Gena, I was wondering what the MZ and the other meant. I noticed when you first added it to your sig line and figured that's what it mean 'cause it's so special, why put the other there? And yay, how exciting! I think we'll need to see more pictures of the girls, you know for scientific understanding!

Finally my pissy mood has not left me! With Trixie (and I keep going back to that pregnancy, but I have no others to compare to!) my mood improved 100 fold once I was pregnant and off the fertility drugs. But now it's worse! I know all pregnancies are different, but I didn't expect them to be this vastly different. It's blowing my wee pregnancy addled brain! Maybe it all means that Leftie's here to stay!:
post #164 of 300
crab...crab...crab...whine...whine...whine...I am busy doing stuff for other people all day long and can't get extra time to chat here with my DDC mamas:

Am reading, just can't chime in these days...but love you all!

Gena: yea about the girls...I don't know why...but it just seems cool!

Dea: !

Love to all the pregnant mamas!

Rynna: hang in there with whatever the heck is going on with your body!

SarahLynne: hang in there!!!

Teeny: hope all this asthma stuff resolves quickly...scary to contemplate~!

Ema: hope you had fun in the sun!

We are doing well. Molly apparently didn't really need to night nurse much anymore, because this transition has been more smooth than I could have ever imagined! She has slept through the night 3 of the last 4 nights, and we didn't expect that at all for months. DS kept waking up to co-sleep with daddy for maybe 8 mos after the night-wean. With Molly, it's like, "well, if it's daddy, then it's just not worth it. I'll just sleep here in my bed, without his big hairy self around!". She is nursing more in the day, which I don't mind in the least, but it is so weird now that this transition appears to be behind us.
Big to helen and teeny and everyone who aren't sleeping well these days. And Teeny, I would say that unless you are 100% sure you are night-weaning permanently, then don't even start it or worry about it at all. Some time it will really be the right time, and she will be just fine once you stick to it for good. She might not like the first couple of nights, but then it will be behind you.

Gena, I LOVED your comment about how funny it was that I celebrated getting to "sleep in" till 7! ...you are so right! How quickly my perspective has changed. There were many days early on in my marriage to DH, that we wouldn't be up on a Saturday till noon!!

Love to you all, back soon!
post #165 of 300
Dea, we are dealing with the exact same thing, James has his first diaper rash and it's really bad. He had a poo I missed and when I changed him I could tell it had been there for a while. then today he had another sneeky poo I missed and his poor bottom is so darn red and really, really sore. Poor baby. I also went through the pissy, everyone is stupid and annoying thing with James' pregnancy. I think your tea may help and if you aren't taking an omega 3 I recommend it. I'm keeping everything crossed for Leftie!

Emily, I'm really glad the nighttime transition is going well! I've missed you around here!

Carrie, I hope things are going well with you and your family and your job. I miss you around here too!

Rynna, you are acting like an obsessed 12 yo, it's fun isn't it? and on the miscarriage

Helen, I hope you are feeling better!

Gena, that's neat about the girls!

Megan, we've been using disposibles lately too. I sometimes go through phases with diapers. I hope the pool was nice!

Sarah Lynne,
post #166 of 300
Teeny, I also recommend the Dr. Sears The Baby Book, it's the only one I've really used. I also hope Nara doesn't use her new "colorful" word too often!

Heather, I'd love your strawberry bread recipe, we're going strawberry picking tomorrow and I want to do something other than just make jelly.

Well I need to run so I'm sorry for everyone I missed.

I attended a birth on Saturday (of a 15 yo) and have 1 mom a few days past her due date and another young woman due next week but her first baby was a week early and she thinks this one will be too. I think it will be a busy weekend, I just hope they don't cross!!
post #167 of 300
Hey Mamas! I had an idea. perhaps a not practical one... but I'm known for those. (totally how I went to live in Korea and then England for a while, so they work out.... also how I kept up a realtionship with Adam...)
SOOOO!
What if we found a pretty central location to most or all of us and went there for a reunion?
OH SO MUCH FUN!
Again I know not so practical, but... so fun! ideas?
post #168 of 300
Dea, sorry, count me out

Sarah, good to see you- happy birthings!

Emily We're here when you get round to us. I have no life. Though I have just found a breakfast cereal that doesn't leave me feeling sick 20 minutes later, so I may soon have more life than previously.

On top of everything else, River is teething again. Rivers of disgusting green snot everywhere, night waking and his latch is excrutiatingly awful It's all small stuff- compared to my overwhelming urge to crawl under the sofa and die quietly, anyhow. I hate colds. We're kind of half-heartedly weaning (don't offer, don't refuse) and he isn't taking the hint, and I really wish he would Does that make me horrible?

BUT when I nearly passed out during dinner last night, DH took over the bedtimes, and then I had a hot bath and an early night and everything seemed much better for a bit.
post #169 of 300
Oh, I nearly forgot. Sarah Lynne So far my depression hasn't bitten, and it's been wonderful. Depending on how bad it is (and nobody but you can quantify that) there could be some tough choices ahead of you.
Can you find care for your anxiety that specialises in pre-and postnatal depression and anxiety, or get referrals? It seems like a good way to start. Also try cognitive behavioural therapies.
If you actually want to try the flower remedies, email me and I'll do you a consultation/prescription. It might be worth trying herbal motherwort first, though, seeing as RR doesn't seem to be hitting the spot.
post #170 of 300
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Oh, I nearly forgot. Sarah Lynne So far my depression hasn't bitten, and it's been wonderful. Depending on how bad it is (and nobody but you can quantify that) there could be some tough choices ahead of you.
Can you find care for your anxiety that specialises in pre-and postnatal depression and anxiety, or get referrals? It seems like a good way to start. Also try cognitive behavioural therapies.
If you actually want to try the flower remedies, email me and I'll do you a consultation/prescription. It might be worth trying herbal motherwort first, though, seeing as RR doesn't seem to be hitting the spot.
I'll PM you a little later on!
post #171 of 300
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Teeny, I also recommend the Dr. Sears The Baby Book, it's the only one I've really used. I also hope Nara doesn't use her new "colorful" word too often!
yesterday she ran into the couch and said it, and then she stumbled on the way into the bedroom and said it... Seems she understand exactly what it's for...
post #172 of 300
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We're kind of half-heartedly weaning (don't offer, don't refuse) and he isn't taking the hint, and I really wish he would Does that make me horrible?
No, it makes you human. Nursing during pregnancy is hard. I know, I've done it three times.

I'm actually still bleeding, and very heavily. It's becoming not only depressing but a significant drain on my energy. I've had off-cycles before where it's very likely that I "conceived" something; Rather, that sperm and egg came together in an infertile union that just messed with things. Nothing I can say with absolute certainty was a miscarriage, though; I have a hard time calling it that when there was no chance I was going to be pregnant, you know? No implantation going on, nothing like that, just a really heavy cycle that's happening at the wrong time (late or early, like this one). Anyway, I'm sure it's anemia rearing it's ugly head. Yeesh. I need to do something about the entire mess.

Okay. Off to be a grownupishness now. Blech. Wish me luck!
post #173 of 300
I had a prenatal class today, mandatory by my insurance. You fill out a lot of forms, they order you a mess of blood and urine tests and they talk to you like you're stupid. (or at least that's how I feel, I guess they have to teach to the lowest common denominator. I'm not that person. I wanted to poke my eyes out.)
Anyhow the best part of the class?

Them: you have to take the glucose test this week
me: no
them: you have to...
me: no
them: but the doctor needs to know
me: I've always had negative results and they will always be negative and I hate it and I'm not going to make my daughter sit still for an hour and I have no family to watch her and I won't hire a babysitter, she's too young.
them: but you need it.
me: no I don't
them: but....
me: nope.
them: oh wait you're on metformin, you can't do the test yet.
me: good.....


sigh so I get to do this again in a month or so.

They think I am at greater risk, which is lame lame lame.
post #174 of 300
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Originally Posted by Dea View Post
I had a prenatal class today, mandatory by my insurance. You fill out a lot of forms, they order you a mess of blood and urine tests and they talk to you like you're stupid. (or at least that's how I feel, I guess they have to teach to the lowest common denominator. I'm not that person. I wanted to poke my eyes out.)
Anyhow the best part of the class?

Them: you have to take the glucose test this week
me: no
them: you have to...
me: no
them: but the doctor needs to know
me: I've always had negative results and they will always be negative and I hate it and I'm not going to make my daughter sit still for an hour and I have no family to watch her and I won't hire a babysitter, she's too young.
them: but you need it.
me: no I don't
them: but....
me: nope.
them: oh wait you're on metformin, you can't do the test yet.
me: good.....


sigh so I get to do this again in a month or so.

They think I am at greater risk, which is lame lame lame.
Ugh! I hate people telling me I have to do something. Thats a sure fire way to get me to NOT do something.
post #175 of 300
And a great big : from me. I love the NHS, I get to decline anything I want
post #176 of 300
Dea ! I LOVE your awesomeness!! Hang in there! Way to go!

Rynna, hope the grownupness went ok, and is over now. And I hope you take care of yourself and don't get anemic this week...hope this strangeness is over soon!

Helen right back at you! I am so sorry to hear about how River is feeling ...especially when his mama just really needs some TLC and some rest of her own these days. I hope the cereal is still working well for you, and I hope Steve is able to keep up the evening routine so you can finally take a load off. Caring for the kids you have, the one you are growing, taking care of the rest of all that life demands, and still making milk for a toddler...You are one STRONG, AMAZING mama!! Hang in there. Wish I could come over and be your maid/nanny for a week or two. Just let you rest and relax for a while!

Dea, who wants to be practical all the time anyway! Let's meet somewhere

Sarah: Hope things are going well with all your birthing mamas! I can't believe how much you must have on your plate this weekend. Hope James' rash has gone away. Both my kids need LOTS of fresh air on their bums to keep diaper rash away, so after each poop, I usually let them run free for a while. There is the occasional potty mess, but usually things go well and this helps keep everything dry and healthy.

Teeny: Well, at least you can take it as a sign that she is super smart and perceptive
post #177 of 300
I finally stopped bleeding, I think. Urgh, I feel so wiped out. I just want to sleeeeeeep. Sadly I can't without some kind of external help, and I'm having this whole crisis of faith about it right now. Last night I was up until two, it was awful. : Obviously today I'm a space case.

That said, I'm taking the hordes to the park. They need to get out, whether or not it's going to rain. I just wish I didn't feel so... bleh.

Here's hoping the rest of you are feeling better than I. :
post #178 of 300
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I finally stopped bleeding, I think. Urgh, I feel so wiped out. I just want to sleeeeeeep. Sadly I can't without some kind of external help, and I'm having this whole crisis of faith about it right now. Last night I was up until two, it was awful. : Obviously today I'm a space case.

That said, I'm taking the hordes to the park. They need to get out, whether or not it's going to rain. I just wish I didn't feel so... bleh.

Here's hoping the rest of you are feeling better than I. :
Rynna

I wish we lived closer because I totally would come help with the horde

I took stock of my diapers today. I actually have *plenty* of diapers. I have a dirth of covers. So thats going on my things I need list. The only reason I wouldn't have enough diapers would be if there are twins in here. Only time will tell.

I'm really hoping for a little girl. I'll probably have a baby shower of some sort because we have nothing for baby. I have a bumbo seat. And diapers enough for one. Oh and my 2 wraps. No clothes. No swing. A Dirth of covers. I'll definitely have a registry though so people know what to get me
post #179 of 300
SL, honestly, boys are so much easier than girls... are you sure?

Rynna.

Emily

I's fed up. It took 2.5 hours of screaming and grumbling before he'd go to sleep tonight.
post #180 of 300
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SL, honestly, boys are so much easier than girls... are you sure?

Rynna.

Emily

I's fed up. It took 2.5 hours of screaming and grumbling before he'd go to sleep tonight.

Who says I don't enjoy the challenge of a girl?

I love my boys, but I need some girly stuff in this house. I'm not afraid to keep trying until I get one either :P

I just jinxed myself didn't I? LOL
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