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post #41 of 130
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Sounds like my brother in law who was nearly 11 lbs at birth...
Seriously? That's amazing. My redhead couldn't possibly have weighed that much, though. His shoulders are maybe (*maybe*) an inch wider than Bean's right now.
post #42 of 130
Thread Starter 
Rynna, a fun fact about redheads, they're more likely to have blood clotting issues. My FIL was a strawberry blonde child and he has minor clotting issues, which apparently is more common in redheads.
heh...

I find it interesting 'cause I was a strawberry baby, lots of my family has red in them and Trixie's starting to get a little red.
post #43 of 130
I actually knew that one, and about the altered pain tolerances (higher for some things, lower for others). Interestingly enough, my own auburn is enough to give me all the fancy side-effects of redheadedness with none of the freckled fun. I burn every time I'm out in the sun, my heat/cold tolerances are WAY off, and I'm resistant to anesthesia even though my natural hair color is a weird mixed-people red rather than Irish/Norwegian orange. It's strange.
post #44 of 130
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I didn't know about altered pain tolerances.... interesting. I have a freaky high pain tolerance, but I'm not a true red head. I keep hoping that I have a red headed green eyed baby though. Maybe this time, if not then next time.
post #45 of 130
hey mamas,

I have somewhat gotten over my fear of another child Hillel seems to be pushing through his last molars and has upped his nursing to pretty much around the clock. It is exhausting!!! This too shall pass, and I do want to have a larger family. I think mostly I am freaked out about doing it without my mum.

Happy chanukah... although I think there are only one or two other Jewish mama's in this DDC? Anyway, I am making my own sufganiyot this year.... I hope they are tasty. We are lighting ner rishon (the first candle) at our home this evening.... gotta start getting it all ready.
post #46 of 130
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Megan, is it rude for me to wish you a Happy Chanukah, even if I am of no faith?
If so I'm sorry, mostly I wish everyone Happy Holidays! (we do have a tree though but no star, I use a bow.... and I am totally overthinking what my holiday decorations mean, I should go to bed now)

good night!
post #47 of 130
Yeah, redheads supposedly have generally lower pain tolerances. From what I've been told by doctors, though, mine is quite high...so who knows.

Redheads do tend to bleed more in labor. I showed up at the hospital and commented that i'd been bleeding since my first contraction. She said, "Of course, you're a redhead!" And then explained to me that every redhead she had ever worked with had bled a lot more than your average non-redhead.

Megan, happy Hanukkah, may your nights be filled with light.

Can I admit something? I just watched Glee, and now I'm going to bed. I'm very content with that for a Friday night these days!
post #48 of 130
Not rude at all! Thank you. I baked some sufganiyot (jam donuts) instead of the usual fried fare and they turned out quite well actually.

Lauren, Hillel is nursing like a fiend at the moment. His molars are coming in and he is not happy about it.
post #49 of 130
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hmmm donuts...

SO my doctor, I think I'll call her Dr. Asshat. Okay I won't that's really mean. But she's so, so.... you know.
Okay she tells me that Turducken is a good size, 65th % according to the ultrasound, and I"m happy about this, and before I can tell her that I know already she goes on to say that 65th is okay, it's not that big it's a good healthy size. Then she goes on to tell me to stop eating carbs. I'm assuming so that he doesn't grow as much? I've gained less than 20 lbs (just under), and I don't eat a lot of crap. So why?
he's healthy but... what?
lame.

Last night was Adam's company's christmas party, so we went in to SF and went to the party. It was such a bust. A few years ago the company threw the best parties where everyone was at the same party, so we knew people, but now it's only specific teams at each party, so there was a few of his coworkers that he knew, but it was a big party, so we didn't see them. Sigh. I guess I shouldn't complain, he has a great job, blah blah blah. boo... I didn't get to have fun with my friends. They baby sat Trixie though who sneezed and puked all over them. oops.
post #50 of 130
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hmmm donuts...

SO my doctor, I think I'll call her Dr. Asshat. Okay I won't that's really mean. But she's so, so.... you know.
Okay she tells me that Turducken is a good size, 65th % according to the ultrasound, and I"m happy about this, and before I can tell her that I know already she goes on to say that 65th is okay, it's not that big it's a good healthy size. Then she goes on to tell me to stop eating carbs. I'm assuming so that he doesn't grow as much? I've gained less than 20 lbs (just under), and I don't eat a lot of crap. So why?
he's healthy but... what?
lame.
I'd ignore her and see about finding another doctor. Seriously, she's insane. I think Dr. Asshat fits very nicely.
post #51 of 130
Dea, there's an asshat woo theory that moose babies can be eradicated with the use of a low carb diet in the third trimester and that this is appropriate for all pregnant women. Draw your own conclusions, but personally I'm living on a diet of deepfried potato with salt and vinegar with no guilt.
post #52 of 130
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Helen that is so sad (that people try to make their babies smaller, not the vinegar soaked potatoes, yum!)
What baffles me is that at 32 weeks he was 4.5 lbs, so gaining 1/2 a pound a week would put him at 8.5 lbs at 40 weeks, which isn't that huge. And what irritates me more is she knows I am super paranoid about having a small baby, so why try to make him small. AND she knows I eat a healthy whole food diet! I've been over it with her when I fought her on not getting a flu shot, my argument being I am healthy and I put healthy stuff in me.
I've been debating if I should email her and ask for her reasoning. I'm pissed about it, and I don't my my medical record reflecting that I needed to have a low carb diet.
Dr. Asshat indeed.

Hmmm now what was that about fries and vinegar, malt I hope! yumm!
post #53 of 130
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Originally Posted by Dea View Post
Okay she tells me that Turducken is a good size, 65th % according to the ultrasound, and I"m happy about this, and before I can tell her that I know already she goes on to say that 65th is okay, it's not that big it's a good healthy size. Then she goes on to tell me to stop eating carbs. I'm assuming so that he doesn't grow as much? I've gained less than 20 lbs (just under), and I don't eat a lot of crap. So why?
he's healthy but... what?
lame.
This whole baby size thing makes me CRAZY with OBs!! I have a friend who had twins last month, and for the whole pregnancy it was obsessing over would the babies be big ENOUGH if she went early... and then once it was clear she was going to get to term (because there's no inherent reason she WOULDN'T have!!) it instantly switched to OMG NOW THEY WILL BE TOO BIG!! I'm like, they're both under 7 lbs, I think you'll be ok with a vag birth. She did have vag birth but was induced at 38 weeks . Another friend of mine had her child "measuring ahead" so they kept revising her EDD to be earlier then later (when she didn't go into labor at 38w or whatever). When did she go into labor? On her EDD exactly. How big was her baby? 8 lbs. Plus ultrasounds are so bad at estimating weight. One of my breastfeeding mentees was told her daughter was ZOMG9LBS!!!! and she ended up being 6 and a half pounds!



We went to a family party about 2 hours away yesterday. It was lovely but stressful. I'm so glad we're home and have no travel plans until after the baby is born. I have one more week of school stuff left before I'm free for the semester, and can focus on getting ready for the birth. Weather is getting really nasty here .

Flapjack?? Baby??
post #54 of 130
Yeah, that's the other thing; I've only even heard of one person getting accurate weights prior to birth, no one else I know of has. Bean was supposed to be nine pounds (7 lbs 8 oz), Boobah was supposed to be just shy of eight (6 lbs 13 oz), Bella was supposed to be seven and a half (6 lbs 1 oz) and Bear was supposed to be eight and a half (7 lbs 12 oz).

Helen, I hope you're holding a little person, if not now then soon.

I'm feeling super crappy. It's really gotten old. I sleep now, but it's not at all restful and comes in short bursts between miseries. Weak. I'm not even sure what to do at this point. I'll see the doctor again this week, but ugh it sucks.
post #55 of 130
slgt- yay bean and yay 1000

helen- i've got your back on the co-op front, i haven't heard of any but i'm sure i will

rynna- linnaea LOVES drawing. she will draw at the little table my mom got them for days! and lazlo's learning letters so she likes to say, i made circle (which she can actually make) i make L (which she can't) and i make I.

dea- your doctor is nuts. sorry!

teeny- lazlo would get random fevers all throughout year two. i hardly ever needed to give him anything but if i did it would go away and he NEVER got sick afterward. no sniffles, or cough or anything. it was weird.

mrgan- i'm glad you're back to wanting more kids. i totally understand the loss of your mom being related to that it must be hard to imagine more children without her, i know it would be for me.

re: redheads. i'm strawberry blond, as is linnaea, curtis is auburn as is lazlo. i have a pretty high pain tolerance, didn't bleed with laz until after he was born, with linnaea just a bit as i was in transition and can totes stand cold weather.
curtis however, freezes his butt off if it's below 65, and is in general a much more sensitive redhead. the anaesthesiologist said that redheads generally have more nausea when waking up but linnaea was fine, luckily!
i will say that i'm mostly blond now, though not quite, i just generally think of myself as a fairly robust person so i'd probably be hard-pressed to admit any
weaknesses based on my hair color

OH!! i just got the results of my praxis (the biology test i have to take to teach and get into grad school and i got a 185 out of 200, which qualifies me for an award from the scoring agency as being in the top 15% of people to have taken the test!
it also helps since i've been out of school for 8 years to show that i still have a decent knowledge of biology and hopefully will help in my admissions. fingers crossed, all that's left is the essays. bleh.
post #56 of 130
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Thanks everyone.
I've agree that my OB is an idiot. Luckily I am also seeing a midwife who is so much better.

My mom's group had a babyshower today for me and 2 other mamas who are due within a week of me. It was lovely. I'm so happy to have a group like that around!
post #57 of 130
Dea - that sounds like an awesome group to have around you. And what a reassurance to have a good MW you can rely on,

Carrie - that is so awesome on your results. That must feel really good.

Rynna - has anyone been able to pinpoint just why you can't fall asleep?

I had a couple of doctors convinced Hillel was going to be a giant at over 4 kg's (9lb's) and he came out at 3.43kg (7 lb's and 9 oz). The ultrasound is so unreliable when it comes to estimating the weight of the baby. It's scary that it is used as a tool for interventions that in truth may or may not actually be warranted. - sorry, I have a real bee in my bonnet over OBG's being addicted to their monitors.

My cycle is way off and all over the place. It looks like it is going to be a 7 - 8 week cycle.... it's weird.

Have a good week mama's
post #58 of 130
The not sleeping has become incidental to the not eating. I'm going to see if I an get an appointment today, I still feel wretched and now it's even worse because I've got my period. I was going to be worn out *anyway*, now I'm just completely melted. Something must be doable; Something must be done. Trouble is, I just took a shower and now I seriously can't move. Even typing is a lot of work, and every part of my body hurts. Yay. I just want to curl up and cry, it's gotten so old. Normally I'd sit around researching things but I can't manage that. If I could get my hands on some herbal... stuff... I'd be able to focus long enough to figure out what's wrong with me, but I can't do that either. It's bloody weak, and I'm tired of it. I'm tired, period. (PI)

Okay, enough complaining... and as I have nothing but complaining to say, I'm gonna kill the post here...
post #59 of 130
Man, it's been a crazy month for several of us!

I should start this post with a disclosure that I'm feeling quite giddy right now. I'm sitting in the hotel lobby (waiting on laundry) drinking a beer and watching the super hot desk attendant. I don't usually "see" other men, but this one just strikes me! He actually has several similarities to my husband so I shouldn't feel too bad, right? I did tell DH too so it isn't illicit or anything....

Life has been pretty nuts, we've been living in the hotel for over a week now, it's going okay, but it's kind of hard with the kids. That added that to the fact that it's been too cold to be outside and I have some crazy pent up kids. Our house closed and we're just waiting on the one we're buying now. Hopefully we'll close in a week.

Helen, I hope you're hanging in there okay and not dealing with any prodromal this time!

Rynna, I really hope you get something figured out soon! Do you think this is all connected or is the stomach thing a virus of some sort? Many good thoughts sent your way for healing.

Megan, my cycle's really wacky right now too. I've been having really long annovulatory cycles but this time I'm spotting and having light flow a week after finishing my period, I just don't know.... I hope yours straightens out!

Dea, I hope your HB goes off beautifully and you don't have to deal too much more with this OB, does she know you're also seeing a HB MW? I'd love a green eyed red head too!!

Carrie, you're awesome!

slgt, my life is as exciting as yours! I call it a wild night if I have a beer and do some knitting! How are you feeling?

Redheads, I find the red head thing is hit or miss for me (I'm sort of auburn), I am kind of a wuss with somethings and seem to be tougher with others, I bleed a lot after Grace, but very little after James so I don't know about the bleeding part...

Lauren, do you have to go back to school before baby? You are done now, right? But, you're still teaching?
post #60 of 130
For those that may not have seen on FB Rynna is having some health issues and is in the hospital. Let's send prayers, thoughts, and vibes her way.
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