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post #21 of 120
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I puked up cola when I was in labour. I had ketones in my urine so my midwife suggested cola (who knew) and soon after I threw up. It was still fizzing...note to self next time let it go flat first. However, it was without a doubt the most pleasant vomiting experience I have ever had
The grape popsicle I threw up during my first labor was the most pleasant vomiting experience I've had! I was so glad that I'd eaten the popsicle and hadn't had an empty stomach.
post #22 of 120
Catie, wish I'd thought about potential poo issues before letting DS3 eat a ton of watermelon. I was awakened from a much needed nap by the smell of poo... but DS was sitting quietly with me... Of course, he's been pretty much completely potty trained, so he was naked. NOT a fun way to wake up.

kittywitty, so sorry you ended up in the ER! I hope the abx will help tho. I don't even want to think about what all I need to do before baby comes... 'cause what I'm not getting to already is overwhelming!

at the "pleasant" throwing up. I've had a few times where I was really glad I'd eaten whatever I ate. Not most of the time, but some. A grape popsicle sounds yuuuumm...

A friend came over today to help out. I thought she'd just put some things in boxes for us, but she had it in mind to stage the house. The rooms that are done look fabulous! DS1 keeps saying it looks like a model. So DH has to finish taking pictures of everything tomorrow so we can get them to the realtor. Of course, DS messing up the bedding delayed that part a bit. But with MIL coming in tomorrow, it's definitely not bad to have (at least some) things looking tip-top. Now if I could just get the kids to actually help with cleaning out the car. Sigh. We have to rearrange their seats so we have room for MIL.

Totally exhausted now from the long day (and lack of proper nap!).
post #23 of 120
Waking up to naked watermelon poo might just be the worst thought I've ever had! Our nearly 2yo is a huge fan of watermelon. He's also really into sticking his hand in his diaper. I had an incident last week where I thought, "How did he get more watermelon, we at that this morning!" Blech.

I always tell my couples in class that eating in labor is very very important, but make sure it's something you don't mind seeing later. I ate a pepperoni pizza a few hours after my water broke with our oldest. Round 2 of pepperoni wasn't exactly awesome....

We have really good friends in town visiting. Stayed up really late hanging out and chatting, but of course I woke up at 6 anyway. Boo to that!
post #24 of 120
We're going to the Ren Faire today!! It's opening day! I"m really excited.
post #25 of 120
DH is all gung-ho to be ready for baby by the end of summer. I don't think it's a bad idea, necessarily, but he's wearing me out with all his projects!

Thursday, while DS was at preschool, he brought boxes and boxes of baby clothes from the attic. Then he rearranged our bedroom (to see if we have room for a co-sleeper and a dresser/changing table) while I sorted out the gender neutral clothes from those that scream BOY! We're having a garage sale in a couple of weeks, so there is lots of sorting and purging in my future.

It doesn't help that it's been hot here this week. I went from sleeping in wool socks, wool hat, etc. (while camping last weekend), to sleeping in a skimpy tank with the a/c blowing right on me. Those fast temp changes are hard on a body! Thank goodness temps are dropping to a more normal 85 today.
post #26 of 120
to top off my week....I have a nasty cold. It's SUMMER. ugh. Makes no sense.
Can't breathe through my nose most of the time. Voice is better today than it's been for the last few....throat doing better too.

But the breathing thing is SO EXTREMELY ANNOYING....

In better news...I guess yay to not having a car and leaving the neighborhood today....we hit a rummage and...

DD scored her *entire fall wardrobe* (with the exception of maybe needing a couple shirts, we'll see) INCLUDING shoes AND snowboots (I am not joking here, 3 Nike jogging-type outfits, several pairs of jeans, 2 shirts...)

All THREE kids scored winter coats and fall jackets, DS2 even scored TWO winter coats. (one that will probably fit this year, one for next...it was *that* good a deal and a good neighbor)

AND DS1 scored a pair of Converse shoes he liked, a couple Spongebob shirts to play in, and a Batman hat.

AND they each got a toy, plus DS1 got an extra--a little handheld racing game.

For.....15.50!!!!!!!
And most of this stuff was practically new condition.

I also scored a bag of many (I guess I didn't count, it was fill-the-grocery-bag) maternity shirts at a consignment store for $15! PLUS an Anita nursing bra (new) in my size (unheard of for my size to be IN A STORE) for....8 bucks!!!!! Considering I am used to paying around $50 online PER BRA, I am major bummed that there was only *one* in a size that worked for me.....
post #27 of 120
Those deals are amazing! Wow!! Congrats on all the great stuff!

Anyone dealing with carpal tunnel? I have never had it in pregnancy and am not sure when it generally starts if it is pregnancy-related. It may just be from playing too much solitaire on my iPhone. But it HURTS! I thought maybe I just did too much yesterday with scrubbing floors, dinner, etc. But today I could barely cut a piece of meat or hold a cup.

So my MIL is here. Not a word yet about the pregnancy even though I was talking to one of the kids about it at dinner. Not a word about me looking pg or looking good or whatever (tho I don't get that kind of comment from her probably ever). But the evening went fine, so hopefully the next 9 days will, too... She's offered to help us pack up and get things ready to sell the house, which is nice. It's always stressful to have her here, but I'm hoping for the best!

I can't wait to be able to really start nesting and buying baby things and planning everything! I know I'm in the time for it, but with everything up in the air right now, there's no way it's going to happen. Here's hoping we get things settled very soon so we know what we're doing and can plan! 'Cause playing with baby clothes is soooo much fun!
post #28 of 120
Amazing deals! My sister just gave me 2 HUGE garbage bags full of clothes to sort through - most of it is not up my alley (we have enough, or it's stained, or....), but there were some really cute dresses.

Heather, I hope the packing up process is pretty painless....moving and everything surrounding it is so hard - I can't imagine doing it while pregnant!

It is really hot here, too. Off to Google Celsius/Fahrenheit conversion...it was 35 Celsius here yesterday, which is 95 F. I had to go to the local dept store and buy a couple of xl tank tops because I was too hot in short sleeves. Luckily, they fit in the belly, and will do for the next month or so, which is usually all the super hot weather we get. I don't know how some of you do it who get 110 degrees...do you just stay indoors all day?

Dh is about 1/2 done the floor upstairs at our house. He surprised me yesterday (my birthday) by renting a convertible, driving up to see us (we're at my parents' house, about 3 hours away), and taking me out for lunch at one of our fave places, a pub in the country with an outdoor patio overlooking the most gorgeous garden. I haven't been there since before our oldest was born. It was such a nice thing to do - I felt so loved.

So the strawberry pie I was GOING to make for my birthday yesterday (before I got surprised by dh) was made today, and it was delicious!
post #29 of 120
Wow Peaceful_Mama! Great deal!

sorry about the MIL situation, Heather.
post #30 of 120
We have a 100 gallon stock tank in our yard that serves as a wading pool for the kids (and may perhaps end up being a birth tub). Being black, it naturally retains heat very well. I went in it yesterday evening and it was so nice, but then the kids piled in with me. It's big enough for two kids or one adult (or, I suppose, two adults who want to be really close!) but not really both.

I went through my nightly insomnia bout at 2:00am, and decided that what I really wanted was to go sit in the pool all alone. Unfortunately, DH had partially refilled it with cold water last night after we got out, so it wasn't warm anymore, and not something I wanted to go sitting in since the air temperature had dropped down into the 60s.

I think I'm going to have to try that again, though. The idea of being in the water, all alone, in the dark, is so nice! We're supposed to get near 100F again today, so it should warm up well.

I'm apparently at the "OMG why hasn't anyone who didn't already know said anything about the pregnancy yet; I must just look terribly fat OMGHORRORS!!!!!" stage. Part of me really likes the privacy, but the part that wants recognition is starting to win out.

An appropriate job opened up at the hospital nearest to where we're moving next month, and I've hesitantly applied for it. I'd rather not start a new, stressful job at this point, but we could use the money and insurance, and I don't know when another New Grad opening will come along. I have no clue how soon I'll be contacted about this - I have contacts at the hospital and have been told that I can pretty much expect to at least get an interview, but the last time they had one of these positions open, it was posted for months, and apparently they don't even look at the apps until they have a certain number, though maybe that will be different if they're looking for a specific one? So anyways, an interview could happen next week, or after the baby is born, or any time in between (or never!).

I think I'm going to be up front about the pregnancy, even though I could probably still hide it if an interview happened soon. Probably killing my chances as far as this particular job goes, but I'd rather start off on the right foot, as this is the only hospital that wouldn't require an hour commute and therefore I REALLY want to work there! If I did manage to get hired without them knowing, chances are I wouldn't even be able to get through the probationary period before the baby arrives, and I don't think I have any real legal job protection in that case. I'd rather they either go into it with full knowledge that I'll be taking medical leave soon, or view me as someone with integrity who is a good candidate for future openings.

Now I think I'll nap while DD is down.
post #31 of 120
We told my MIL that we are planning to homebirth today! I was so nervous.. she used to be a L&D nurse and is very gung-ho about safety and hospitals etc.. I was so nervous, but the talk went really well! They even agreed to watch after DS while I am laboring and bring him in just after the birth. I also talked with SIL (who is a good friend, and attended DS1's birth) about being at DS2's birth as well and she is very excited. It seems like everything is falling into place.. Makes me very happy.

We are taking a little break on the house projects this week, and I'm glad. Planning on spending the day around the house tomorrow not doing much of anything. Should be nice as long as I don't get too bored.
post #32 of 120
Taking my cat to the vet today. She's been scooting around my house, leaving diarrhea skid marks on every flooring surface I own. And she smells like she's got some sort of infection going on in her butt. I feel like a bad person because rather than taking pity on the poor thing, I feel all resentful about it because it's just one more thing I don't want to deal with. My house is one giant litter box and I can't stand it. It's not helping that my hormones are making me feel really negative and cranky. Poor cat, I do love her.
post #33 of 120
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stitches: poor kitty! hope you figure out whats going on.. sorry you have to deal with that.. yuck. i have had cats who pee and poop around the house and i cant stand it.

LadyCatherine185: that's great news! it is always nice to have support and positive energy around when planning a birth.
have a good house day. im doing that as well.

ocelotmom: i was thinking about getting a stock tank for a pool.. they are definitely less expensive than a pool of the same size. i have heard of them being used as birth pools as well.. thinking on that too. we used a blow up 3 ring fishie pool for all of our babies (well only actually used it for 2) and it was great, but having a bit more structure would be good I think.

last night i had a kiddie pool bath with my kids. it was thundering outside and not that warm, but we still have no bathtub so i have to make do. it was kind of fun till the water got cold

i sure couldn't get away with not looking pregnant now.. its completely obvious.. some people still haven't said anything to me about it which is fine with me.. i think that the fact its baby #4 for us is a bit odd for some people, especially ones who dont have kids or only have one. im loving being pregnant and bit right now though.. so whatever. they can take their negative or whatever energy with them!

bobbi, great finds and happy birthday again! your strawberry pie sounds divine. YUM!

heather: im so totally nesty too. i just sorted through a few bags of baby clothes, taking out anything newborn-3 months and then packing up the rest for storage.. my mom is bringing the babies changing table on Thursday so i will set that up with some baby things so i can dream about 4 months from now :P in reality it feels like soo long but these months have been flying by so i know that October will be here soon enough.


I had an amazing weekend with a group of woman doing some wonderful healing and spiritual work. i feel so blessed to be a part of this circle and feel like a different person coming home. i left my dp for two days (not overnight) and he did such an amazing job with the three kiddos, which isn't always easy even for us both some days. im very thankful to him.
i feel like i can really be in the present to complete what tasks need focus and I feel just so full of love. its great. i had some serious belly love too which is always good


so, my SIL is due to have a baby anyday..im sending her lots of love and peaceful baby birthing energy. we have had some ptretty rough times in the past and i feel really sad about it. part of my weekend i just focused on how we could heal that between us. it seems so crazy that in a world like the one we live in that is so full of hardship and fighting that we can still quarrel even within our own families.. its really just so heartbreaking. im going to try to reconcile with her because i think its time..i dont want her to have a baby and be feeling upset about anything. the earth needs our love and positive energy..we dont have time for fighting.. im not sure what the outcome will be.. but please send me some positive energy!


how does everyone feel about their kids going away? my mom has offered to take my 2 eldest away for 2 weeks and i love my mom and trust her but i have always been hesitant to let my kids go away from me.. she lives 10 hours drive away which is a long trip! and i just love my little ones so much..and im protective! my dp feels the same way..but 2 weeks would give us some major time to get the house done, get all settled and unpacked, go do some fun stuff just us (and our 2 year old) it seems like a pretty great opportunity.. im unsure though....
post #34 of 120
Fern, How old are you babes? Once mine were over 3, I was a little more able to let them go... though 2 weeks is a really long time. Which would make me nervous...


Babe flipped transverse last night and caused me great amounts of discomfort. My daughter did this as well, I don't recall it with my sons though. I had Tron(my hubby) take my storch wrap, put it under my belly while I got on all fours and 'sifted' my belly back and forth a bit, it moved babe into a better position and I told him that may very likely be his job while I'm in labor.
post #35 of 120
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i sure couldn't get away with not looking pregnant now.. its completely obvious..
It's possible people just aren't saying anything, but 2 weeks ago I was volunteering in L&D, wearing a not particularly loose shirt, and the nurses didn't notice! (Legitimately didn't notice - when someone who did know mentioned something about it, they said they were totally surprised). And then last week my housemate found herself thinking I was gaining a little weight these days before remembering that I'm pregnant. Then I had a similar experience a few days ago with an acquaintance, who was aware I was pregnant, but took a minute to remember why my preschooler bouncing on my belly might be a bit uncomfortable.

My belly looks kind of lumpy, not traditionally round, so I can understand people seeing weight gain instead of pregnancy. But that doesn't really help my body image any.
post #36 of 120
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Fern, How old are you babes? Once mine were over 3, I was a little more able to let them go... though 2 weeks is a really long time. Which would make me nervous...


Babe flipped transverse last night and caused me great amounts of discomfort. My daughter did this as well, I don't recall it with my sons though. I had Tron(my hubby) take my storch wrap, put it under my belly while I got on all fours and 'sifted' my belly back and forth a bit, it moved babe into a better position and I told him that may very likely be his job while I'm in labor.
71/2 & 4 1/2 im just so in love with them

she offered to take my 2 year old as well but i said NO way~!
post #37 of 120
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71/2 & 4 1/2 im just so in love with them

she offered to take my 2 year old as well but i said NO way~!
two weeks would be too much for me, i think. maybe she will just take them for a week?
post #38 of 120
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71/2 & 4 1/2 im just so in love with them

she offered to take my 2 year old as well but i said NO way~!
Oh, I think it would be great fun for them to go for a 2 week vaca with grandma and it would give you the opportunity to get more accomplished. I think I would do it. I won't let my daughter go too far from me yet though so I get it and I think it took my daughter arriving for me to let my youngest boy go for longer than a day trip.

My daughter took a blue marker and drew all over my hubby's face. He thought it was a 'dead' marker and boy was he surprised when he happened to look at his face in the mirror. I was peeing my pants laughing. HYSTERICAL.
post #39 of 120
RE: Looking pregnant... I look HUGE. I was this size at the end with all of my boys. My daughter, this is about on par for my appearance in her pregnancy. Sad, I'm barely past halfway and already as big as I was with 3 pregnancies before.

Here's a pic from Saturday at the Ren Faire:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._2847758_n.jpg

and here's a good pic of hubby and I (is it alright if I overshare?? lol) we rarely take pics together, I'm usually the one with the camera:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3349973_n.jpg

I also have pics of me with my 3 older boys... we had a great time at the Ren Faire. I told hubby I want to live somewhere like that.
post #40 of 120
Well my poor cat has a raging UTI. She must feel awful. Her butt was all gross but they cleaned it up so hopefully no more skid marks on the floor. Now I feel all bad for being grumpy at her.
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