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post #21 of 94
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post #22 of 94
When DD was little, I brought snow into the house. We lived in St. Louis and it was the first good snow fall. I put the snow in a red tub and gave her spoons and cups. She had a blast. She even put on her rain boots and stepped in it. I have it on tape. She was a little older than one, but it could hurt to try. He can explore it in a warm place.

Spruce--it totally sounds like early preggo to me. I would take another test. I don't have any expereince with the meno side of it, yet.
post #23 of 94
I posted this elsewhere as well... just looking for insight- see if anyone heard anything?

Last night was the first time I took my kids to see a "REAL" performance.. some of them have seen them because of school field trips, but my littlest had never gone to a show that wasn't put on at my high school. We did a family thing of it, all dressed to the 9's.. I had a maternity dress that was kind of black gauze and little heels.. We checked our coats in at coat check..

the show was going well until after intermission.. then some lights were flashing during the performance.. then some other lights start flashing during the performance and started buzzing.. then we realized the second set of lights were not part of the show- fire alarm. but the dancers kept dancing, the ushers didn't say a word..

My littlest has been through fire alarms at the house, but doesn't know the "rules" of fire alarms as well as the older boys- like no running for example.. we aren't THAT familiar with the Performing Arts Center, and we were on the Mezzanine floor.. I expected I would be taking 3 flights of stairs (the main stairs) to the ground floor..

NOPE.

Exited our row, and found the emergency exit sign.. 5 metal scary flights of stairs down (remember the little heels?) brought us to the basement. The whole way I am helping dp keep the kids together, concentrating on my balance, and trying to move briskly. Did I mention I am quite large at this point?

We cross the basement and find another flight of stairs.. this one going up, and they are outdoor stairs.. concrete and covered in ice. I am really questioning the sanity of this at this point.. and the sun is down so it is COLD.. my dress, of course, gauzy, is sleeveless as well.. my kids have no coats..

Dp dashes into the coat check area (really a few feet into the ground level of the building) but really dumb anyway, and demands our coats.. while we wait, a really nice gentleman offers one of his coats (he had the two layer kind on) while we are huddled together waiting..

When dp finds us, we leave.. I have to walk (snowy sidewalks) about a block up, cross a busy street, 3 blocks down into a parking garage before we can leave.. there were still people huddled outside the center when we left, but some others had decided to go home as well..

It was truly creepy.. the way everyone continued the show reminded me of that scene from Titanic where the band just continues to play.. and the massive flights of stairs made me think just a moment of the Twin towers and people trying to escape down those steps.. (not miminizing the tragedy of the Twin towers, but it felt reminiscent)..

In the end, I felt really bad for the dancers.. they had done a really great performance until that point.. (and it was TapKids, so I am assuming they were young performers but I don't know their ages) I was trying to find an article in the newspaper online about it, but no such luck yet..
post #24 of 94
Wow Pinoikoi what a scary situation

Thanks for the welcome ladies

Ugg it has been a long week, I hope this next week is better. I hurt my back wednesday morning and have basicly been in bed ever since. I went to the chiro on friday and that made things right again but the muscles were so tired that they have hurt ever since then.

Hears to hoping that everyone has a good week
post #25 of 94
Spruce, I'm dealing with perimenopause (I'll be 32 on the 1st). Honestly, I'd google the symptoms and see what fits you (if any). Start with perimenopause. There are so many and like everything, not everyone gets everything. For me, my periods were right at 32 days off the pill. Then they started jumping around. The last two months it's been 25 day cycles. The other big one for me is I can't remember sh*t. I can seriously say "DH" and he says "what" and I say "uh......nevermind." Within a few seconds I can't remember what I was going to tell him. It totally ticks me off and is so frustrating.

We're doing a meeting tomorrow for DD to get speech services at Barnette. I'm not thrilled the interim principal will be there but I've been assured she has no say in if it happens or not.

Jenn
post #26 of 94
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Major question for those of us getting older:

If you have gone through, or are going through, menopause or perimenopause, what were your first symptoms?
nak

I only know what my mom told me...
she was super regular all her life too. In her late 30s/early 40s she missed a period here and there. At 41 got pg and didnt realize it for 2 m (thought the morning sickness was the flu just hanging on...) After baby a couple of years w/ no AF, then a super heavy one, then nothing for a few months, then super heavy, etc for a couple of years. By 46 I think (maybe 47) she had 12m with no bleeds which is the definition of menopause. She said she didn't have the other symptoms you hear about...maybe she had hot flashes a bit but she's always been about 15 degrees warmer than the rest of the population
Anyway, to me it sounds like perimenopause is very likely what's going on for you. If you've taken a pg test and it's negative, then perimenopause seems the only logical answer. Maybe if you're feeling unsure take another test...but from what I understand a lot of the early preg symptoms are similar to menopause (or PMS) symptoms--after all, they are all caused by high levels of hormones...
post #27 of 94
Tammy--yeah, it's a seasonal thing. They didn't have them *anywhere*--I called around. So I ended up just buying one online.

Going ok here...I keep sleeping 12+ hours, then I'm still exhausted afterwards. Maybe I have SAD. I've never had it before, so that would be kind of weird.

Can't wait for the Ice Art Championships!!
post #28 of 94
Alaskaberry: I have SAD and have lived in Ak my whole life. Never had a problem till 2 years ago and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Sleeping a lot, crying all the time, panic attackes you name it. It was a really awful time for me. I got a SAD light from Alaska Northern Lights and upped my Vit D3 intake and it has made all the difference. I am lucky because I had a friend who had a light and saw what was happening and suggested it to me. I probably would have been even worst if she had not seen what was happening because I was just treading water at that point and my DH was working and not around. You might think about a light and possible Vit D3. Good Luck
post #29 of 94
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nak

I only know what my mom told me...
she was super regular all her life too. In her late 30s/early 40s she missed a period here and there. At 41 got pg and didnt realize it for 2 m (thought the morning sickness was the flu just hanging on...) After baby a couple of years w/ no AF, then a super heavy one, then nothing for a few months, then super heavy, etc for a couple of years. By 46 I think (maybe 47) she had 12m with no bleeds which is the definition of menopause. She said she didn't have the other symptoms you hear about...maybe she had hot flashes a bit but she's always been about 15 degrees warmer than the rest of the population
Anyway, to me it sounds like perimenopause is very likely what's going on for you. If you've taken a pg test and it's negative, then perimenopause seems the only logical answer. Maybe if you're feeling unsure take another test...but from what I understand a lot of the early preg symptoms are similar to menopause (or PMS) symptoms--after all, they are all caused by high levels of hormones...

Thanks, Jenny.

The confusion arises because I took a test when we HAD NOT been DTD at all, so there was no reason to take one. But I know there are women out there who continue to have cycles while pregnant, so I wanted to relieve that worry.

THEN, after the neg test, we were...intimate, and so now I'm concerned about what in the world is going on.

I bought some more tests tonight, although I'm presuming they'll come up neg, anyway.

And so much for sleeping too much...the last few nights I've been awake ALL NIGHT, even w/ sleeping pills. Need me some sleep!

Love, p
post #30 of 94
Yukon Quest, Mile 101 Checkpoint!

My blog post with pictures are up. I didn't put any start pictures up as they are still on the camera I had to borrow from Jan for the start. Anyways, this is a new blog so I am hoping to get lots of traffic. Also, if anyone knows how to make that side bar smaller, I'd appriciate a hint.

http://cloud9doula.wordpress.com/
post #31 of 94
Ok, I am nesting like crazy..

We painted the baby's room, and now I can't find anyone to help dp bring the furniture upstairs.. it is HEAVY and some pieces are shipped "mostly assembled" meaning, I have to build the drawers themselves but the cabinet is in one big heavy piece...

ARGH. I just want the room to start coming together so I have a PLACE to put things.. I am TIRED of having diapers and clothes sitting around in BOXES. So not good for my inner peace.
post #32 of 94
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Yukon Quest, Mile 101 Checkpoint!

My blog post with pictures are up. I didn't put any start pictures up as they are still on the camera I had to borrow from Jan for the start. Anyways, this is a new blog so I am hoping to get lots of traffic. Also, if anyone knows how to make that side bar smaller, I'd appriciate a hint.

http://cloud9doula.wordpress.com/
Wow! Amazing photos!
post #33 of 94
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And so much for sleeping too much...the last few nights I've been awake ALL NIGHT, even w/ sleeping pills. Need me some sleep!

Love, p
Are you sure its not adrenal fatigue?
post #34 of 94
ALASKA BIRTH NETWORK meeting is FRIDAY!

I Hope at least some of you are there.

7pm at the one family birth center
post #35 of 94
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Wow! Amazing photos!
Thanks!
post #36 of 94
They are slamming records! Last year Sebastian won by the fastest time ever at 9 days somethingsomething hours instead of the normal 10+ days. This year Lance and Hugh are running about 30 HOURS ahead of normal time. Hans has some illness in his team so I think he is out of the top running. A bit sad at that, he was running a great race so far.
post #37 of 94
Just saying hi. Strange day - DS was in melt down mode, until he took an hour long bath at noon - with a popsicle. He's working on his last molar. He kept having "pee on the floor" accidents after being out of diapers for 2 weeks for most of the day. DH called to cancel our date night 15 minutes b4 the end of his shift b/c he had to respond to an avalanche. I still took DS to his daycare for parents' night out night - it was`alrady paid for. On my way home from dropping him off DH called to say he was coming home - he wasn't needed for the response/recovery. 3 people died today in avalanches!! We were able to still go on a date, although subdued. DH is now getting DS to sleep, and I'm sitting on the couch nursing Wren. She's such a cutey! I can't believe she's 12 weeks old.

Hope you are all doing well.
post #38 of 94
I saw that on the adn site. I'm glad you got your date night though.
post #39 of 94
Do any of you have any experience with any of the (Anchorage) endocrinologists? I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism about six months ago (and want to TTC) and am strongly considering seeing a specialist. Any advice/recommendations/etc is welcome.
post #40 of 94
only with a pediatric endo and she comes up from Seattle. She is not very personable.

My Hubby sees Doc Nolan for his Diabetes. Not sure if Nolan is an Endo or internal medicine specialist. Doc Nolan is good.

My son is Hypo too. What are you on? I have heard good about Armore (sp?) but have not asked our Doc about that specifically. We just see a family practice NP because we love her! She is really great and thurough! (MY HEALTH CLINIC)

He is on Levothyroxine? (synthroid generic). Has been for 2 years. Seems to be working. He never had any symptoms of Hypo except weight gain. So not sure what is working except his levels are stable now.
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