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post #21 of 683
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I posted this in the belly pic thread but hehe I just love it so much I wanna post it here too!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5742911_n.jpg

a pic I took today, for thinkgeek.com (where I got the shirt from)
post #22 of 683
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So now, on top of my grumpy self, I get to pee in a little bucket and pour that into a container that I have to keep in the fridge. Ah, 24hr urine test, how I loathe thee. I do not like peeing in a bucket. It's gross. And I am constantly worried I'll pee too much. I do not like pouring it into the container. I do not like it being in the fridge. In fact, I keep wondering who came up with such a gross test. I can see it now: "You know John, I think having a person store their pee for a whole day is an EXCELLENT test. No further research for a better, more hygienic test needed. I mean, it's not like pregnant women have anything else to do. Har har har"
AHAHAHA. Seriously, I laugh in sympathy... I had to do that stupid thing not once but TWICE last time. For real. I know how much it sucks.

Hopefully everything calms down, and no more pre-e worries.
post #23 of 683
JTA mom- I'm sorry...but that was so funny. Though, when I put myself in your shoes, I would be grumbling and complaining...and probably cancelling my appointment. That's how much I hate stuff like that. In your refrigerator? I mean...seriously. That's just wrong.

Nice picture MP!
post #24 of 683
Got the car seats in yesterday. It was basically a full weekend job because I decided the cars were gross and disgusting and had to be cleaned before the baby seats went in.

So Saturday pulled all the junk out of the cars and had DH take DD's seats out. I pulled the covers off her seats for the first time and washed them (not so easy to do with Radians). Shook out those heavy seats every which way and tried to get all the crumbs and such (tons of pumpkin seeds) out of the crevices.

Sunday seat covers are still not dry. We got the cars cleaned. DH put in the baby seat bases.

Monday I wrangled the covers back on the seats. DH put DD's seats back in but then had to switch her seat around with the baby seat in his car. DD's nice clean car seats are now completely damp with DH's sweat.

Now I have to put all of our junk back in the cars and should also go get the car seats inspected.

I'm 37 weeks on Monday but perfectly happy to wait another 2 weeks for the little one. DH left town today and won't be back for a week and a half. I'd prefer to have the baby when he is here.
post #25 of 683
Ahhhhhh.

Midwife said I need to relax and rest. And thanks to a great short-term disability benefit at work, I will doing exactly that, a little earlier than planned.
My manager will cry a bit, but ah well. Everyone will deal. And I feel much better today knowing I only have to do 3 more before I can just chill out.

Ahhhhh. No more flaky temp. No more irate clients. No more broken applications. Ahhhh.
post #26 of 683
And today I got my first email (after posting my belly picture on facebook) asking if I was sure there was only one in there and if my doctor had said anything about having to induce because baby's too big.

I guess I should be pleased it's the first time I've gotten that . . .

I just had to gently respond that my midwife hasn't mentioned any concern over baby's size, and if she did mention induction I'd just decline anyway, since the chances of growing a baby too big to give birth to would be extremely small, and that I'm not worried at all.
post #27 of 683
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And today I got my first email (after posting my belly picture on facebook) asking if I was sure there was only one in there and if my doctor had said anything about having to induce because baby's too big.

I guess I should be pleased it's the first time I've gotten that . . .

I just had to gently respond that my midwife hasn't mentioned any concern over baby's size, and if she did mention induction I'd just decline anyway, since the chances of growing a baby too big to give birth to would be extremely small, and that I'm not worried at all.
*ENORMOUS EYE ROLL*

Whatever-- I've seen your pics in the Belly thread, and your belly looks EXACTLY how I looked when carrying my single 7 lb 4 oz baby girl. Not all of us are 5'11". If there is one comment I hate worse than the "Really? You're not due until September?" it's the "Is it twins?"

Although apparently the other side is just as annoying-- my very tall, long-torso cousin, who looked at 36 weeks how I look at 20 weeks, kept getting "you're so TINY, have they checked to make sure the baby's okay?" etc. Which she hated.
post #28 of 683
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
AHAHAHA. Seriously, I laugh in sympathy... I had to do that stupid thing not once but TWICE last time. For real. I know how much it sucks.

Hopefully everything calms down, and no more pre-e worries.
Thanks. This is my second time doing it this pregnancy. Something tells me I have at least one more go of it too, before this little one comes out. Mom's intuition and all.

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JTA mom- I'm sorry...but that was so funny. Though, when I put myself in your shoes, I would be grumbling and complaining...and probably cancelling my appointment. That's how much I hate stuff like that. In your refrigerator? I mean...seriously. That's just wrong.

Nice picture MP!
Oh yea, the fridge. I *could* put it in a cooler with ice. But then I'd have to change the water. And there is NO way I'm wiping off a soaking wet container of pee. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Baby and toddler pee--whatever. Full on grown up pee, including mine? Ew. Ew. Ew.

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Ahhhhhh.

Midwife said I need to relax and rest. And thanks to a great short-term disability benefit at work, I will doing exactly that, a little earlier than planned.
My manager will cry a bit, but ah well. Everyone will deal. And I feel much better today knowing I only have to do 3 more before I can just chill out.

Ahhhhh. No more flaky temp. No more irate clients. No more broken applications. Ahhhh.
Happy you get to basically tell everyone to bugger off! Let the countdown begin!

Maeryn, that's an AWESOME pic. I am amazed though that you have enough of an indent on your belly button to hold the earphone there. Mine is getting waaaaaaay too shallow. I never 'popped' with ds, but this time around.......

And now, I must scream this from the rooftops: I am DONE peeing in a bucket!!!! WOOOOOT!!!! Now to just drop off that container. Please let the ride there be smooth.

Jenifera2
I agree with Kelly. I think people have this idealized view of what a 'heavily' pregnant woman should look like. I mean, all the models in the magazines are usually only 7 mos along and like, 5'11''! It's only a short period of time when most women have that cute but proportionate bump, kwim? Unless a woman is really tall, the last month-ish, she starts looking uncomfortably 'big'. You know, cuz there's a FULL SIZE baby in there. I mean, why else would we be having problems breathing, moving around or even eating if, near the end, the baby didn't start taking up precious room? Sometimes people just don't think.

Ami
post #29 of 683
Why do people feel they have a right to comment on the size of our bellies??? It drives me crazy!

I have been asked if there's more than one in there, have gotten shocked stares from strangers when I tell them I'm not due until September, and had a neighbor (nice friendly guy) yell across the street to me just yesterday, "your husband said you had gotten big, but I wasn't sure I believed him. You really have gained weight!"

It is exactly what a pregnant lady wants to hear.
My response is always the same though. I chuckle, and say, "Thanks so much for that. That is exactly what I wanted to hear," in a sarcastic sort of way. The person smiles back, but in that, "oh maybe that wasn't the best thing to say to a giant pregnant lady" sort of way.

At least it's universal and not just me.

MP- hilarious pic!

Lit Chick - yay for being able to rest and relax! good for you!

Oh and on the labor front, this baby is making ready to exit. I am having braxton hicks like you wouldn't believe and yesterday, I think I had a mini contraction. I was sitting at my desk and thought, "oh man, a period cramp....oh wait, I'm pregnant, that's not a period cramp." It was only once and only for about 15-20 seconds long, but it was definitely there. Is that normal?

wanted to add: JTAmom - that whole "saving your pee" thing sounds really awful. Glad you are done. and good point on MP's belly button. Mine is completely flat now, there's no tucking stuff in there now. And it used to be super deep. I hope it comes back.
post #30 of 683
I keep getting "You don't look too bad!" I swear- exact words, several people.

Huh.

I *think* it means I'm not too big, but since when does big = bad? and then I think, "too" bad? Like, I look bad, but not TOO bad. I do feel like I'm smaller at this point than I was with DD, but my mw says I'm measuring normally, I've been gaining normally, and I still have nearly 2 months left to go. I'm not worried about it, but it's a very odd reaction. I never got that with DD.
post #31 of 683
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I keep getting "You don't look too bad!" I swear- exact words, several people.

Huh.

I *think* it means I'm not too big, but since when does big = bad? and then I think, "too" bad? Like, I look bad, but not TOO bad. I do feel like I'm smaller at this point than I was with DD, but my mw says I'm measuring normally, I've been gaining normally, and I still have nearly 2 months left to go. I'm not worried about it, but it's a very odd reaction. I never got that with DD.
This made me giggle! I have gotten a few odd comments like that and have the same thoughts!

I had the most aggravating prego convo while standing in line at the Walmart checkout the other day. This lady asked me when the baby was due. So I told her, and she says, "Really? Wow, you are getting sooo big already!" I got a little defensive, and told her that I had better be getting big, he will be here next month! For the rest of the time she went on and on about how when she was pregnant you couldn't tell, if you looked at her from behind or straight on, because with all four pregnancies she just had this bump that grew straight out. Ok, thank you for that. It was almost a pleasant break from all of the worried, "You're __ months along? You don't look big enough to be __ months along!"
post #32 of 683
The pee in a bucket then the fridge thing does sound pretty bad! I'm not usually squeamish, but there are some things that just don't belong in a refrigerator . . .

I know that my belly size is perfectly normal, and I've been really lucky that the majority of people who see me (in person or online) just tell me, "You look wonderful!" I don't care if they mean it or if they're thinking I look enormous, it's the only thing that's appropriate to say. I was surprised to get the comment from this guy since he has a 1-year-old and might have learned from his wife when she was pregnant that such comments are unwelcome, but who knows?

Kelly - I think it'd be worse looking smaller and being questioned on baby's health. It's hard enough dealing with niggling fears even when we know everything is just fine, but being reminded on a regular basis that there's even the remote possibility of things going wrong would wreak havoc on the psyche, I'd think.
post #33 of 683
I also had a fun conversation this weekend with someone who just didn't seem to get that some people would do things differently from her. She was saying things like, "But of course you'll have an epidural, so that won't matter." Um, no. "But of course, bathing the baby will be your husband's job all the time, so you can rest." I'm really glad that worked for you guys, and that may happen for us, but I'm looking forward to baby bathing, so maybe he'll take a different task off my hands. How about we'll see? "Well, you'll have another baby in the future so . . ." I might, or I might not. By choice, or by circumstance. Just because you did doesn't make it universally so. Grr. It was someone I see maybe once a year, so I just let it go.
post #34 of 683
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had a neighbor (nice friendly guy) yell across the street to me just yesterday, "your husband said you had gotten big, but I wasn't sure I believed him. You really have gained weight!"
ROTFL ROTFL ROTFL Man that's a good one. Almost beats out my favorite, from last pregnancy-- female co-worker: "You can tell that you're having a girl, because you've gotten big ALL OVER!" Really? I mean, REALLY? That was necessary? Awesome.

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I also had a fun conversation this weekend with someone who just didn't seem to get that some people would do things differently from her. She was saying things like, "But of course you'll have an epidural, so that won't matter." Um, no. "But of course, bathing the baby will be your husband's job all the time, so you can rest." I'm really glad that worked for you guys, and that may happen for us, but I'm looking forward to baby bathing, so maybe he'll take a different task off my hands. How about we'll see? "Well, you'll have another baby in the future so . . ." I might, or I might not. By choice, or by circumstance. Just because you did doesn't make it universally so. Grr. It was someone I see maybe once a year, so I just let it go.
Oh, it gets so much worse after you have the baby. Everyone has to tell you exactly what you should do with your own child. By now at least I've perfected my *smile* "Thanks, but we're good, don't worry."
post #35 of 683
Another of my favorite lines is, "This one's mine," smiling and pointing to my lo.

Well, dh went back to work with a bang. I'm really thankful for the time he had off, but was caught a little off guard today. In spite of his new boss telling him to call it quits at 4:30p everyday, done or not, my husband called to say he'll be working until 7 or 8 tonight. Apparently, there's some report due (General's briefing?) on Friday (Monday?) and since dh is new, he has a ton of reading to do to be prepared. Ooookay. At least I slept well last night and the kids are in a good mood. (Heh, and he has to be home earlier than that because we agreed to go pick up a dog kennel last night.)
post #36 of 683
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Maeryn, that's an AWESOME pic. I am amazed though that you have enough of an indent on your belly button to hold the earphone there. Mine is getting waaaaaaay too shallow. I never 'popped' with ds, but this time around.......
Its not an earphone, its a USB cable...

But I always have a deep deep deep belly button, it never pops out when I am pregnant.

As for comments, the worst one I have gotten was from my step mom who... well... is not my favorite person in the world. I posted a belly pic up on facebook and she goes "wow it finally looks like there might be a baby in there"

yeah... thanks. WTF.



Anyway, weird weird dream last night that Mae turned breech and stretched out, my belly stretching with her... a good 6 inches above the top of my belly. I leaned my head down and kissed the bump that appeared to be her nose.
post #37 of 683
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post
Its not an earphone, its a USB cable...

As for comments, the worst one I have gotten was from my step mom who... well... is not my favorite person in the world. I posted a belly pic up on facebook and she goes "wow it finally looks like there might be a baby in there"

yeah... thanks. WTF.
Oops. I am bad with cable thingies though. That's dh's forte.

As for your stepmom.......
Reminds me of the time I was 8mos pregnant with ds2 and we were having dinner with a bunch of people from dh's dojo. The couple across from us, when finding out I was pregnant (seriously, how oddly shaped a fat person do they think I am) were all "oh, no waaaaaaayyyyy! really????? we couldn't tell at all!!!!!" And they just wouldn't shut up about it. Some people just have no tact. And should get the above smilie treatment.

Ami
post #38 of 683
OMG, the comments you mamas are getting! Swedes are a little more reserved. You are all beautiful and have perfect bellies.
post #39 of 683
I had an interesting comment yesterday. Not rude or demeaning...but my new chiro asked me how tall I was (I was lying down) and then acted surprised (I'm 5'6"). She said, "You carry babies like a tall girl." ?????

Interestingly enough, the OB nurses when my DD2 was born said the same thing?
post #40 of 683
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just means you dont stick out... Im 5foot 8 and carry like a tall girl until the last month and then POOF everyone starts asking if its twins.
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