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post #21 of 300
Katie, ThisLove, welcome! If it makes you feel any better James wasn't named until he was about 12 hours old and he seems no worse for the wear! I think with the second it is often hard to imagine loving someone else as much as you love your first, bonding like with the first, ect and it really does happen! For me it was a little hard because I actually got annoyed at DD for a week or 2 in defense of new DS. I think it was just nature's way of cementing my bond to him and setting my mama bear instincts in for him. Those feelings (random, not always) were hard on me to feel towards my DD and I'm really glad my husband was home for that first week to let me adjust and focus separately on each child. Anyway, I just wanted to mention that it's normal to feel differently about your second and it will be different with them because they are a different person but you will love and bond with them! And for the hypermesis, I can't imagine how hard that must be, especially while parenting an older child/baby. I hope you are starting to feel better! Congrats on having DDC sibling #2!
post #22 of 300
Katie, names are funny things. You had a great idea for your first! It's great to be so decisive, and that your wonderful name fit so well. But there's also something very cool about meeting your babe and figuring out a name. Like Sarah's James. 12 hours of getting to know him. I love it!

We had two names to come up with, and not long since I tried not to find out the sexes while I was pregnant. I really expected boys and was surprised when my DH's boss spilled the beans that we were having two girls. I was sure about "Annabel" and the nickname "Belle" at first. It took some thought to come up with "Isadora" and I wasn't sure about it. But Izzy fits her name perfectly, and has more than enough character to pull of Isadora. You never know how things will work out!

On a different topic, thanks for the support Sarah. Things really aren't so bad. I have a instinct to gloss over problems sometimes and make like everything's easy and perfect. But that same instinct leads me to bottle stuff up and ignore the struggles DH is going through, and then we both explode. So, in part I mention the tough times here to admit it out loud, to ladies that understand, and take our problems seriously. Just doing that has helped. That and a little more sleep! Not enough, but every little bit helps.

Not crazy about the new format here, but maybe it'll grow on me!
post #23 of 300
Hi Mamas!
I had my ultrasound this morning and it was good!
I'm pregnant with twins! There were 2 sacks but we could only see one heartbeat. I'm not going to write off that other baby yet though, I mean they are only 6 weeks, and since they're so tiny, it's totally reasonable as to why we couldn't see the other heartbeat!
So I wait, another week. AHHHHHH!!!!!
post #24 of 300
: Congrats, Dea! :
post #25 of 300
Thanks for the update Dea!

Finding out about twins this early is a mixed blessing. Don't know what the rates on "vanishing twins" are, but know it's not uncommon.

You're right, it is early for a heartbeat. Two sacs is good news. Hope they both keep growing big and strong! Drink lots of water and take it easy momma! Your body is going at warp speed. Don't be surprise by all sorts of funny symptoms - hormones, a breast explosion, and super-human sense of smell were mine, but everybody's different. Hope your joints are bothering you less.

When you're ready, come join the Parenting Multiples board here too, it's a fantastic group of moms, of mostly twins. There's not much they haven't BTDT!

Congrats, and sticky baby vibes to you!
post #26 of 300
Dea, congratulations! FWIW, I was told that we might not see a heartbeat until 7 and a bit weeks when we went for the early scan with River.

Gena, if you don't like the format, change your skin (bottom L corner of the screen). I'm on lavender II, and it looks just the same as always to me, but if you tell it to be tan II then it'll look like it used to.

Katie, when River was a newborn he was called Samson for maybe 24 hours. Now, he isn't. River fits him, and nothing else did. When you find the right name, you'll know, and how can you pick a name before you meet them anyhow? Really?
post #27 of 300
Thanks for the tip, Helen. I do like that better! It's my Blue Period.
post #28 of 300
Just saying hi--
kind of stunned about all you fertile beings, and putting the condom on my keyboard as I write -

We cut the little one's bangs this week - first haircut, with some twinges for me but he can see now without tipping his head up, so it must be good.

Today he is f.r.u.s.t.r.a.t.e.d. MUST have the screwdriver, but why won't it work on the door lock??? arrrgghhh -- tosses screwdriver to one side. MUST have the keys, but why won't mommy let me put it in the outlet??? arrgghhh -- tosses keys on the floor. MUST have the cheese, but why doesn't it taste like apple??? etc etc.

Taking the point about ignoring the canines. They are just sitting there, so maybe if I stop checking, something will happen.

On the easier side, he ate a whole can of sardines, and drank the oil, and in addition to calling them fish, also called them by the name my mil has been trying to indoctrinate him into calling her. I'm gratified, though embarrassed to admit it. And, even more embarrassing, I encouraged him to keep calling the sardines by this particular irritating name. No one was watching, what can I say?

Cheers to all the little lives starting, and courage to their brave mamas.
post #29 of 300
OMIGOSH!!! Haven't checked in since March, really, and I pop in to find all these pregnant people!! Amazing. Congrats, all!!

(I personally am SO, SO so far away from being able to imagine having another one yet!)
post #30 of 300
Hullo, stranger And LCBMax

We had a fun day. We had some unaccustomed sunshine, so we went to the water park and sat in the lake right up to our middles, surrounded by horny damselflies (everywhere. All across the water. Absolutely shocking behaviour) and River tried to drown himself in his desperation to go and cuddle some adorable fluffy cygnets And somehow, my 3yo can swim. That was a shock...
post #31 of 300
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Originally Posted by Dea View Post
Hi Mamas!
I had my ultrasound this morning and it was good!
I'm pregnant with twins! There were 2 sacks but we could only see one heartbeat. I'm not going to write off that other baby yet though, I mean they are only 6 weeks, and since they're so tiny, it's totally reasonable as to why we couldn't see the other heartbeat!
So I wait, another week. AHHHHHH!!!!!
Wow, congratulation. Wow.

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Gena, if you don't like the format, change your skin (bottom L corner of the screen). I'm on lavender II, and it looks just the same as always to me, but if you tell it to be tan II then it'll look like it used to.
Thanks - that has helped me. I really did not like the new look.

On names - we liked the name Hillel before we gave birth, and then it took me about a week to actually start calling him by his name - I was telling myself at the time that I needed to get to know the boy, but I suspect it had something to do with getting over the shock of becoming a mother. I just couldn't use a name until it felt right - whatever the reason.That said a friend of mine called her boy James for about a month and then changed it to Sean - and had to change his passport and birth certificate...

In our news - I am going through the ups and downs of discovering a whole other side to parenting when wants and needs becomes a bit blurry - as I mentioned in my post last month.... But for the most part Hillel is just the most adorable precious boy. He has been into steps for a while now. I have tried very hard to not confine him - and he seems to have the kind of personality where he is cautious and so far there have not been any nasty falls or anything. He also is a 100% walking boy now - and just loves his paddling pool and sliding and snuggling with me I never expected him to snuggle without breastfeeding - but he just takes my hand and puts it on his head or snuggles into me or streches out over me..... It makes my heart go all mushy I am also making my peace with extended breastfeeding. I honestly do not know how he would get enough nourishment without it - and as long as it is not annoying me and I am not resenting it, I am going to keep going

Helen, I did not know you are a practitioner. I once went to someone and she used a pendulum to decide which remedy to use - and of course I was sure she got it wrong Although looking back, it was probably spot on.

Happy healthy pregnancy vibes to the pregnant mama's - I am still biding my time....
post #32 of 300
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On names - we liked the name Hillel before we gave birth, and then it took me about a week to actually start calling him by his name - I was telling myself at the time that I needed to get to know the boy, but I suspect it had something to do with getting over the shock of becoming a mother. I just couldn't use a name until it felt right - whatever the reason.That said a friend of mine called her boy James for about a month and then changed it to Sean - and had to change his passport and birth certificate...
I couldn't bring myself to call Bean by his name until after his bris. It felt absolutely, 100% WRONG. I called him "The Littlest Man," I called him "boy babyness," I called him any number of other things but never by his name. After the bris? No problem. Of course, Bear's first week is mostly a blur; His bris happened while I was in the hospital, I didn't even get to see him until 12 hours later. : Ugh, I don't like thinking about it. Things were the same, though, for the first day or two when I was awake. The girls were both sooner-- first Shabbos after they were born (on a Wednesday and a Thursday) I could call them by their names. I guess that stuff was more deeply embedded in my head than I'd realized.
post #33 of 300
dea- what great news! i mean, either way i guess, it's good right?

linnaea has become deathly afraid of bugs. she'll scream "bug" or "ant" and freak out in terror. it's become rather tiring, especially when we can't even see the bug. though lazlo swears there are bugs that only he and linnaea can see that have worms for eyebrows : good times, good times...

her dentist visit went about as i expected, she has pre-caries conditions behind her one incisor, her front tooth on the side and where the enamel defect is across one of her teeth, the dentist was way into xylitol and the remineralization paste i bought, i didn't freak him out too much with the raw milk and cod liver oil, he said it's possible to hold them off until she's 3-ish and possible have the work done without sedatives.

i will be working on night-weaning here because lazlo's cavities totally stopped developing after we night weaned and frankly, it's getting really REALLY old. last night she slept for four hours straight and six without nursing and it was HEAVEN!!! i can't remember how long it's been since i've had four hours uninterrupted.

so, any suggestions would be appreciated. lazlo night weaned at 18 months with one horrible night where he ended up hitting me and then himself and then passed out exhausted after an hour and a half of hard crying. i'm hoping to make the transition easier this time.

i have a job interview tomorrow, fingers crossed, i've heard that based on my resume i'm at the top of the very short list of applicants so let's hope i don't mess it up

bleh, more later possibly, i'm feeling kind of like eating an entire pint of ice cream right now and i'm not sure why, i'm going to take my cod liver oil instead (i've really noticed a HUGE difference in attitude with that stuff).
much love mamas!!

oh!!! congrats sarah lynne!!! i kind of dropped out at the end of last month so i'm a little late.
post #34 of 300
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I couldn't bring myself to call Bean by his name until after his bris. It felt absolutely, 100% WRONG. I called him "The Littlest Man," I called him "boy babyness," I called him any number of other things but never by his name. After the bris? No problem. Of course, Bear's first week is mostly a blur; His bris happened while I was in the hospital, I didn't even get to see him until 12 hours later. : Ugh, I don't like thinking about it. Things were the same, though, for the first day or two when I was awake. The girls were both sooner-- first Shabbos after they were born (on a Wednesday and a Thursday) I could call them by their names. I guess that stuff was more deeply embedded in my head than I'd realized.
That is so interesting. I never even thought of that. Although I have highly mixed feeling about brit milah, but yes after his brit, he became Hillel. That has warped my mind just a little... :

Carrie - : for you and your potential job - Hillel calling - be back later
post #35 of 300
I was up at 4:30 this morning with nausea and gagging and the weirdest sensation as if my ribs were trying to spread apart. Everything in my abdomen up to my ribs is sore still and the thought of food makes me sick...

The joy of pregnancy.
post #36 of 300
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That is so interesting. I never even thought of that. Although I have highly mixed feeling about brit milah, but yes after his brit, he became Hillel. That has warped my mind just a little... :
I know. Weird, huh? But it's pretty deeply enmeshed, even for those of us living mostly secular lives in a lot of cases. I've heard people attempt to articulate this before, too.

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I was up at 4:30 this morning with nausea and gagging and the weirdest sensation as if my ribs were trying to spread apart. Everything in my abdomen up to my ribs is sore still and the thought of food makes me sick...

The joy of pregnancy.
I woke up to find Bella with her pj pants and Pullup around her ankles; Apparently she woke up to pee in the middle of the night and didn't pull them back up for whatever reason. She was still dry. Ah, the joys of late toddlerhood! When I woke her this morning she asked if it was morning yet, so she could have underwear. I guess her little girly bits needed to breathe.

The most thrilling thing: I'm probably only going through this one more time!!! : Woohoo!! It's so exciting to think that three years from now, I'll have changed my last diaper long since. Don't get me wrong-- I realize that as I approach ovulation from the left I'll start fantasizing about red haired mutant babies, but right now I'm feeling really, really glad not to be pregnant and more than happy to live vicariously through you ladies. :
post #37 of 300
Good luck on the interview, Carrie! And you're a stronger woman than I resisting the ice cream.
post #38 of 300
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...the weirdest sensation as if my ribs were trying to spread apart.
The joy of pregnancy.
I totally remember that. I had one rib on the left that I could literally wiggle with my fingers by week 10.
post #39 of 300
SarahLynne, what are you thinking about weight gain/loss/management/stuff during this pregnancy? You know, when you're able to eat again....

Rynna, stop teasing about the potty learning. Skye is still refusing to put poos in the toilet. I have no idea how to get her past this. My brain, it hurts just trying to think about this.

Good luck with the interview, Carrie! :
post #40 of 300
OH Carrie, good luck on the interview.

Sarah Lynne, yikes on the ribs. Sheesh, that sounds harsh.

I think I've got a sleep talker here. A few nights ago, she was asleep and laughed in her sleep. 3 nights ago, she kept saying ucky, ucky and getting upset about something until I latched her on. Early this morning, she said "eyes, eyes, eyes" I wonder what's going on in those dreams?

Oh and molar #2 is beginning to show itself.
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