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post #61 of 85
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Originally Posted by Zevy View Post
Same MIL who doesn't think to check a toddler's diaper and change it because she doesn't want to over-step her bounds. Or who actually listens to same toddler when he says no, he doesn't want to go to bed, so she keeps him up until midnight...
This is more my MIL. She is SOOO paranoid about overstepping her bounds that she asks permission like 10 times before she'll do something. Me, I'm like, dude just change the friggin diaper already, I do it the other 9 out of 10 times so not like I'm going to feel like I'm missing out! And she also gives the kids whatever they ask for or let's them do what they want. I'll take them to her house, and I'll outright tell her - the kids just ate breakfast, they don't need anything until we get back, we'll be home in two hours. I get home two hours later and I'll she'll tell me is how many poptarts and yogurts and other junk food they ate...and of course the kids are so stuffed they don't eat the rest of the day. Or she takes them to Target and they always come home with a toy - even though I've told her they don't need any toys right now!
post #62 of 85
Yeah, I'll be interested to hear this mom's story of why she got a c-section just hours after induction. I suspect it will have to do with size of baby--they already had her worried about that going in. (Nevermind that she is a tall person who is in good physical shape.)

My MIL actually just got me a bit irritated today too. Not like *really* irritated, but just like "heh"?? She sent a letter to my kid in the mail addressed from Santa, which is fine I guess. Except that my aunt did the same wacky thing, so my kid gets two random, completely different letters from "Santa" on the same day. (What is it with this post-menopausal women pretending to be a pretend dude??) Now, we do Santa at our house, but I have mixed feelings about it anyway--to avoid outright lying, I usually say things like "how do YOU think Santa does it, sweetie?" So anyway, "Santa" in this letter from MIL says "I know you want X,Y, and Z toys, and that you have been a good girl this year." And X,Y, and Z toys have all been purchased *by my MIL* to be gifted by her and FIL at Christmas. So basically Santa isn't bringing any of that stuff. So if you're GOING to pretend to be Santa, and to send my child an unsolicited pretend letter about it, why act like Santa is going to bring you a bunch of stuff that he's NOT, that instead you're going to get from your grandparents??!
post #63 of 85
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Originally Posted by flavorfull1 View Post
I took my last exam last night and I am done with my master's program! I am officially done with school and it hasn't sunk in yet.
Yay for being done with school! I still have another year, so that should be fun with the baby and research...

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My MIL actually just got me a bit irritated today too. Not like *really* irritated, but just like "heh"?? She sent a letter to my kid in the mail addressed from Santa, which is fine I guess. Except that my aunt did the same wacky thing, so my kid gets two random, completely different letters from "Santa" on the same day. (What is it with this post-menopausal women pretending to be a pretend dude??) Now, we do Santa at our house, but I have mixed feelings about it anyway--to avoid outright lying, I usually say things like "how do YOU think Santa does it, sweetie?" So anyway, "Santa" in this letter from MIL says "I know you want X,Y, and Z toys, and that you have been a good girl this year." And X,Y, and Z toys have all been purchased *by my MIL* to be gifted by her and FIL at Christmas. So basically Santa isn't bringing any of that stuff. So if you're GOING to pretend to be Santa, and to send my child an unsolicited pretend letter about it, why act like Santa is going to bring you a bunch of stuff that he's NOT, that instead you're going to get from your grandparents??!
Ok, that is a little bit crazy . They didn't give you a heads up or anything?
post #64 of 85
I'm waiting on a good friend's birth. She's having very slow early progression... 4 cm in 3 days with contactions off and on. Her baby has taken it's time for everything 12 months to concieve. Then 2 wks before her edd, the midwives decided her edd was off by at least 2 wks... so she is now 3 wks past her original edd.
She's one of the reasons I decided to go ahead and try for #2, can't wait to meet the new baby!!!!
post #65 of 85
Never move house this far along, especially in the winter. There is still so much to do and I just don't feel like doing it. We've been here almost a week and the only thing I've done is unpack the kitchen and set up my computer. I get the feeling Christmas decorations are not going up this year.

My sacroiliac issues seem to have mostly cleared up. I still have pain, of course, but with regular adjustments it's pretty minimal. Overall I still feel good, even though I get tired a lot easier now. At work I have good days and bad days. Once the holidays are over it should be easier to get through my shifts, though.

First stretch marks appeared this week, and my belly button (which is a severe innie) is trying desperately to pop out.
post #66 of 85
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Ninetales Good luck with the new house. Take it slow. I can only imagine how you feel, I know I have a hard time getting much at all done these days (other than gestating my baby that is )
post #67 of 85
Ninetales--good luck moving. I can't imagine moving right now, but I hate it in general. But once you get in your new house, it will be worth it.

So, I woke up to colostrum this morning! I was not expecting it at all-it was kind of crazy. I didn't think I'd make any until very close to the birth. The babe was rocking and rolling all night, though, so maybe my hormones were up?

Anyone else freaking out about hitting the '30 weeks' mark? It's getting real, folks!
post #68 of 85
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Originally Posted by Ambystoma View Post
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Anyone else freaking out about hitting the '30 weeks' mark? It's getting real, folks!
30 weeks!! I am excited. When I think of my due date that seems far away, but if I think 10 weeks, that seems right around the corner!
post #69 of 85
I'm almost 33 weeks and I'm so happy because here in a few weeks, I get off the limited physical activity and off this gross "stop contractions" medicine! I get to start walking and really nesting and hopefully go into labor on my own. According to the way my cervix looks, it won't take much.

I'm currently fighting a really bad cold. There have been times I wondered if it was the flu, but I haven't had a fever. At first I thought it was a sinus infection because when I would blow my nose, it would be green and sometimes had blood. (Sorry TMI) but it has moved down into my chest and it hurts like hell to cough. I have been taking Robitussin DM and drinking lots of water to try to break it up. When I see the stuff I am coughing up I'm like ew no wonder I'm sick. My voice is still in and out, my head hurts and I'm still coughing some but I think I am on the tail end of this. I hope!

I have been having a bad pain on my right side on my ribcage that really flares up at night. I tried a pain relief patch called Salonpas and it actually worked. I was so happy that I found a remedy. That is until I found some stuff on the internet saying one of the ingredients Methyl Salicylate shouldn't be used in the last trimester of pregnancy. I tried to call my Dr to see what he thought of that but I had lost my voice and no one could hear me so I just hung up. I only used one patch so I'm not really worried but I will call on Monday to see what he thinks.

That's all that is going on in my world. I got a couple 3D pics of Jett while the Dr. was checking on my cervix last week. He is really chubby and cute and head down! I got his car seat too, installed in the car and ready. Had to do some car seat rearranging but everyone is happy. His diaper stash is massive and complete. I need to sew my postpartum pads but I am waiting on the serger I am getting for Christmas. I really want one of those Tummy Tubs bathtubs too.

OMG novel! I want some cheese fries with bacon and jalepeno and ranch dressing.
post #70 of 85
Ok ladies, I have a TMI question...so I think either my next appointment or the one after will be the start of the GBS test and cervical checks, so I made the attempt to "tidy up" down there the other day. Which, as I'm sure you've noticed, is not that easy. Well, I think I got too close and now I have an ingrown hair...it is on the outer side so constantly being rubbed at by my undies/pants. Hurts like the dickens! I tried to get a mirror and check it out, and it's just a larger red bump - no head like a pimple yet. Is there anything I can do to relieve it?
post #71 of 85
No help on the ingrown hairs...maybe someone can have some tips?

Went out last night to a friend's house for Channukah. It was nice to have the distraction. My parents and sister watched my son this morning so my husband and I could visit the girls. Meorah is back on the CPAP...they want her to reserve her energy for growing. Tzelia is the same. Both girls are out of the billirubin lights. My husband is going to go back tonight to say hello, and both of us will go again in the morning.

My is so happy that I'm home. He hadn't been sleeping that much and would cry when the nanny (or anyone) would leave him. Today he napped for 3 hours, which is what he used to do. My husband says his mood just seems so much better. That makes me very happy.

Not too much else. Living with my new best friend: the breast pump. I'm very paranoid that I won't build a good supply. The stress of the NICU, not being able to breastfeed at all right now, recovering from surgery...not too much going for me right now! But I'm pumping very regularly, drinking tons of water, doing the oats... Hopefully things will continue to go well.

Oh, and back on the MIL complaint I had before...so when I got home last night from the hospital, I walk in the door and the house is TRASHED. I kid you not. Crumbs, food, jelly smeared on the carpet, trash everywhere, carpet needing SERIOUS vacuuming, sink full of dirty dishes and plates of food sitting around in the kitchen.... she literally sat on the couch all day when the nanny was out with my son and did nothing. And she actually said to me at the hospital: 'I know I'm not really helping....' Well, no shit. Get off your ass and be helpful then. I don't appreciate coming home from the hospital to a trashed house.

Compare that to my sister: when my parents came over, I walked into a clean kitchen...my sister noticed some dishes and took it upon herself to clean the dishes, wipe down the counters and stove and neaten things up.

sigh.
post #72 of 85
Hi all, new here. Been looking over recent posts - big congrats to you Zevy on your twins!!

I'm 32 weeks as of today and feeling pretty cozy this evening, snuggled up with husband and dog in front of the wood stove. Temps in the teens outside tonight. Dinner's in the oven...roasted chicken with garlic-tarragon butter, roasted cabbage/onions/potatoes, and roasted butternut squash (that I grew in my garden for the very first time this year!).

Blessings to all, hope your weekends are going well.
post #73 of 85
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Originally Posted by TexasMum View Post
I'm almost 33 weeks and I'm so happy because here in a few weeks, I get off the limited physical activity and off this gross "stop contractions" medicine! I get to start walking and really nesting and hopefully go into labor on my own. According to the way my cervix looks, it won't take much.

I'm currently fighting a really bad cold. There have been times I wondered if it was the flu, but I haven't had a fever. At first I thought it was a sinus infection because when I would blow my nose, it would be green and sometimes had blood. (Sorry TMI) but it has moved down into my chest and it hurts like hell to cough. I have been taking Robitussin DM and drinking lots of water to try to break it up. When I see the stuff I am coughing up I'm like ew no wonder I'm sick. My voice is still in and out, my head hurts and I'm still coughing some but I think I am on the tail end of this. I hope!

I have been having a bad pain on my right side on my ribcage that really flares up at night. I tried a pain relief patch called Salonpas and it actually worked. I was so happy that I found a remedy. That is until I found some stuff on the internet saying one of the ingredients Methyl Salicylate shouldn't be used in the last trimester of pregnancy. I tried to call my Dr to see what he thought of that but I had lost my voice and no one could hear me so I just hung up. I only used one patch so I'm not really worried but I will call on Monday to see what he thinks.

That's all that is going on in my world. I got a couple 3D pics of Jett while the Dr. was checking on my cervix last week. He is really chubby and cute and head down! I got his car seat too, installed in the car and ready. Had to do some car seat rearranging but everyone is happy. His diaper stash is massive and complete. I need to sew my postpartum pads but I am waiting on the serger I am getting for Christmas. I really want one of those Tummy Tubs bathtubs too.

OMG novel! I want some cheese fries with bacon and jalepeno and ranch dressing.
I think we are kindred spirits. I have had an AWFUL cold for over 10 days, and today we have determined it is a sinus infection. Totally with you on the rainbow of colors coming out of my head--but no fever. I bought a neti pot and have been trying to saline irrigate--not much luck. I really don't want to go on abx because of, well...the ugly contraction medication! (are you on terb or procardia?). It's like--jeez people, you couldn't make life hard enough with being on bed rest, contracting with other children to look after, but throw in a sinus infection? I tell you...

BUT--we are almost 33 weeks! Isn't that great? I am not sure I'll have my restrictions lifted until 36...I need to ask my Doctor at Monday's appointment.

Hooray for vertex baby! At least at this point you can be pretty certain Jett won't be breach. Gotta think about something positive, no?

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Originally Posted by NicoleS View Post
Ok ladies, I have a TMI question...so I think either my next appointment or the one after will be the start of the GBS test and cervical checks, so I made the attempt to "tidy up" down there the other day. Which, as I'm sure you've noticed, is not that easy. Well, I think I got too close and now I have an ingrown hair...it is on the outer side so constantly being rubbed at by my undies/pants. Hurts like the dickens! I tried to get a mirror and check it out, and it's just a larger red bump - no head like a pimple yet. Is there anything I can do to relieve it?
Oh, Nicole! Another kindred spirit. I get cervical checks every week and come across the same problem. First, within the past week, I can no longer view the nether parts, so I am working blind...and I always get some irritation/ingrown hair. What I usually do is just put warm compresses on the area, and then go into my appointment thinking--well, he has GOT to see worse. (It doesn't help that my doctor is an attractive male who cannot be much older than me.) Besides the warm compress...not sure what you can do. I used to use this "elixir" kind of stuff for ingrowns called Tend Skin. In fact, I may try to dig that up!
post #74 of 85
Ha! It's so funny this was brought up today. I went to town with a razor and DH's shaving mirror. Luckily I didn't cut or nick anything but needless to say, it's not a forest anymore, it's a patchy forest. Like deforestation but totally missed some parts. It looks worse than it did to begin with but damnit I tried. In a couple days I'm sure I will aquire some ingrown hairs as well. Just in time for me to see my doctor who ALSO happens to be a young attractive male! It's weird but I am scared to death of women doctors. I guess I just rather have a good looking man with gentle hands catching the baby than some BTDT woman barking orders at me. Ehh I had a bad experience. But anyways. Yes I am so happy Jett is head down. Hope he stays that way. I am on Procardia 10mg every 6 hours.
Nicole, I second the warm compress idea. Cotton panties. Check on it tomorrow and see if has a head. I admit, when I'm not pregnant and I can actually see my nether regions, I go after ingrown hairs with tweezers. I'm sure that's not the best idea but I don't know. It's what I do.
post #75 of 85
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Oh, Nicole! Another kindred spirit. I get cervical checks every week and come across the same problem. First, within the past week, I can no longer view the nether parts, so I am working blind...and I always get some irritation/ingrown hair. What I usually do is just put warm compresses on the area, and then go into my appointment thinking--well, he has GOT to see worse. (It doesn't help that my doctor is an attractive male who cannot be much older than me.) Besides the warm compress...not sure what you can do. I used to use this "elixir" kind of stuff for ingrowns called Tend Skin. In fact, I may try to dig that up!
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Ha! It's so funny this was brought up today. I went to town with a razor and DH's shaving mirror. Luckily I didn't cut or nick anything but needless to say, it's not a forest anymore, it's a patchy forest. Like deforestation but totally missed some parts. It looks worse than it did to begin with but damnit I tried. In a couple days I'm sure I will aquire some ingrown hairs as well. Just in time for me to see my doctor who ALSO happens to be a young attractive male! It's weird but I am scared to death of women doctors. I guess I just rather have a good looking man with gentle hands catching the baby than some BTDT woman barking orders at me. Ehh I had a bad experience. But anyways. Yes I am so happy Jett is head down. Hope he stays that way. I am on Procardia 10mg every 6 hours.
Nicole, I second the warm compress idea. Cotton panties. Check on it tomorrow and see if has a head. I admit, when I'm not pregnant and I can actually see my nether regions, I go after ingrown hairs with tweezers. I'm sure that's not the best idea but I don't know. It's what I do.
Glad I'm not the only one. I think I got the shaving part down ok - I figured the bald spots would fill in a little before my appointment so it wouldn't look so bad. My OB is also a younger guy - I'd guess about my DH's age. Not unattractive, but not my type either...I've been trying to check for a head, but it's in a spot that it is hard to do so - not sure if I could hold the mirror and the tweezers and tweeze successfully while keeping my balance...

And boy, I don't know if it is all the walking around lately, but I've noticed that my "lady bits" are swollen more than usual...and I'm developing "cankles". The cankles don't bother me too much, but gee whiz I'm really starting to waddle now - and wondering how DH manages to walk with stuff hanging around down there normally...
post #76 of 85
I also typically go at em with tweezers I've been taking a razor to that area for almost 2 years now, so I can't remember the last time I've gotten an ingrown hair. While I can't see anything anymore, I'm hoping the spots I miss one time I'll get the next...Not many other options I guess. I'll be 32w on Wed and I feel as though time has started standing still since I hit 30w Every day seems to go SO slow!!! I'm hoping it picks up soon, although I'm not thinking it will...
post #77 of 85
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The cankles don't bother me too much, but gee whiz I'm really starting to waddle now - and wondering how DH manages to walk with stuff hanging around down there normally...
I've always wondered about that!! lol It just seems like it would be SO ANNOYING!
post #78 of 85
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Not too much else. Living with my new best friend: the breast pump. I'm very paranoid that I won't build a good supply. The stress of the NICU, not being able to breastfeed at all right now, recovering from surgery...not too much going for me right now! But I'm pumping very regularly, drinking tons of water, doing the oats... Hopefully things will continue to go well.
I have a friend who exclusively pumped [with a MANUAL pump!] for over a year for her son. It's work, but you can do it!!
post #79 of 85
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The cankles don't bother me too much, but gee whiz I'm really starting to waddle now - and wondering how DH manages to walk with stuff hanging around down there normally...
I always think of the "shrinkage" episode of Seinfeld where Elaine says "I don't know how you guys walk around with those things."

I'm waddling now too. I just caught myself doing it yesterday. And at the stage where I cant bend at the waist very well-forward, to the side, nothing.

Don't forget to stop by the Spotlight thread and ask Zevy some questions!
post #80 of 85
Thread Starter 
Freezing here these days.
Still need to get diapers, a new bed, a sidecarred crib or co sleeper, baby clothes, get work done on our house
But it is okay We have a guy to do the work in a couple of weeks though I don't know how he will enjoy winter carpentry.
I am going to get the arm's reach co sleeper as it seems easiest for me to start.
We are closer to figuring out the bed and even if it didn't happen in time our current bed with the co sleeper will work.
I understand which dipaers to get from Green mtn diapers I just have to buy them.
And I just need some basic newborn clothes and socks and some more receiving blankets.
It is all do-able in the next 10 weeks. But it may be best to just get some of it done!
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