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post #41 of 683
...so what would you consider a tall girl?
post #42 of 683
Thread Starter 
5 foot 10 or above would be tall to me. Im above average height but I do not consider myself tall, I am one of the shortest females in my family!

However, of my old jobs I was always the tallest (except when I worked with my mom!)
post #43 of 683
You Mamas are so great. I love hearing your stories and commiserating. I almost think we should have a thread of "things that are totally inappropriate to say to a pregnant woman, or really, anyone because they're freaking rude." Ha.

Seriously, if you do not explicitly say that you are having twins, why does anyone ever think that is a good guess? Healthy babies are big and that's a good thing!

I am with your jenifera, the only appropriate thing to say is "You look wonderful!" Even if it's not true, I really need to hear it. What has really been hilarious is all of my wonderful friends who have come over to visit me and bring me treats while I've been dealing with my PUPPP affliction. They're all like "Wow, you really look so good. I totally do not notice the ridiculous rash." Clearly, they are liars and I look one step up from homeless (maybe not even a whole step), but they are so kind and loving for saying it!

In other news, I know all I ever talk about is having PUPPP, but sometimes I feel like I am in survival mode and it is the only thing I can think about! BUT! Thanks to the miracle that is Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap and a bevy of herb supplements, staying out of the sun/heat (okay, so I have not even left my house to check the mail since Friday), eliminating caffeine, and taking benadryl, I think I am whupping the PUPPP. No kidding! It is really going down so much and I am back to sleeping at night. I am so optimistic!
post #44 of 683
Ya'll are all tall as far as my little 5'3" is concerned

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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post
What has really been hilarious is all of my wonderful friends who have come over to visit me and bring me treats while I've been dealing with my PUPPP affliction. They're all like "Wow, you really look so good. I totally do not notice the ridiculous rash." Clearly, they are liars and I look one step up from homeless (maybe not even a whole step), but they are so kind and loving for saying it!
Your friends get +10847 points for that. I feel exactly the same way, it makes me grin so much when I get the "you look so great!" when I KNOW I don't, hahaha.
post #45 of 683
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post
Clearly, they are liars and I look one step up from homeless (maybe not even a whole step)
Okay, Crafty, you always make me laugh, but this one got a snort! Hilarious.

MP--I DO stick out, though! I was telling my massage therapsit/backup doula about this tonight, and she said I have a lot of space b/t my bottom ribs and my iliac crest (?) so my torso is like a much taller person. Who knew!!
post #46 of 683
Thread Starter 
The best thing Ive had said about me wasnt even to me!

DHs Nana told him that the pregnancy seems to be treating me very well and I look beautiful pregnant ^_^
post #47 of 683
Crafty - You've got awesome friends! And congrats on kicking the PUPPP to the door.

I'm 5'5" with a shorter than average torso, so of course my belly goes straight out front. I love the belly, though, and am always happy to show it off. To me, any woman 5'8" or taller is tall. But my husband is 6'3", so it takes a lot for a man to seem tall to me.
post #48 of 683
Thread Starter 
sudden severe headache...

drinking some water, taking some tylenol and taking a warm bath then trying to sleep. If it gets worse or not better by morning will be calling midwife. Hoping its nothing.
post #49 of 683
Crafty- so glad you're beating the PUPP! I hope you are getting some real relief!

I'm so very, very tired of the "you're huge!" comments. I'm measuring 34 weeks exactly, smaller than I was with my other two. I walked into work today and my secretary looked at me and said, "Woah! You're HUGE! Like WAY bigger than last week!" My co-worker, who has a one year old and remembers this stuff, said, "I think she meant to say, you look really nice and it just came out wrong." Secretary then started stammering and said, "Well, yeah, I mean, I didn't mean you didn't look good. You're just, well, really pregnant!"
post #50 of 683
Do you ever wonder why people are staring at you at the store? I just wish they would say whatever they are thinking so I don't have to wonder. Oh, well.

Well, we had an exciting bit tonight! We were coming back (at 10p) from picking up a dog kennel we bought off CL, and on our way up our very long driveway we met a tree blocking the path. I was SO thankful dh was home. He walked the rest of the way up the hill and brought his chainsaw back down. If I'd been by myself, I would have had to dig through the bags for the cold stuff I'd just bought, carried the one year old, and been unreasonable with my 3 and 5yos making them climb up the hill in the dark. Yeah for dh! (Our driveway is about 1/3 of a mile long, and winds up a hill through the woods. The tree was about 1/2 way up it.)
post #51 of 683
I think I can handle the rude comments, but I'm getting flustered by my DD because she has started to associated a "big tummy" with pregnancy and has no filter between brain and mouth so I've had to do a lot of damage control.

I know she has baby on the brain because she is so excited but I have no idea how to get her to not let that make her think everyone is having a baby.
post #52 of 683
MP- Hope the headache goes away. I use rosemary oil on my pillow or in a burner. Sometimes it helps. Headaches suck!

Crafty- Glad you are getting some sleep!

MomtoCR- DD told a lot of people (esp men with beer bellys) they had babies in their tummys a few months ago . .
post #53 of 683
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I'm so very, very tired of the "you're huge!" comments. I'm measuring 34 weeks exactly, smaller than I was with my other two. I walked into work today and my secretary looked at me and said, "Woah! You're HUGE! Like WAY bigger than last week!" My co-worker, who has a one year old and remembers this stuff, said, "I think she meant to say, you look really nice and it just came out wrong." Secretary then started stammering and said, "Well, yeah, I mean, I didn't mean you didn't look good. You're just, well, really pregnant!"
Hahaha... like that story.

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Do you ever wonder why people are staring at you at the store? I just wish they would say whatever they are thinking so I don't have to wonder. Oh, well.
"Is her water about to break all over the floor? Am I going to have to do anything if it does?"
"Should I say something about her being pregnant? What if she isn't really pregnant and it's some type of medical condition?"
"I wonder if she's having twins"

I think that's what they are thinking when they stare at me. Really I'd rather not hear it, haha.

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Originally Posted by foodmachine View Post
MomtoCR- DD told a lot of people (esp men with beer bellys) they had babies in their tummys a few months ago . .
ROTFL. My husband has a little bit of a beer belly, and each pregnancy he likes to compare throughout the months to see when I start sticking out more than him.


Hot hot hot here. I went to the fabric store yesterday (and found some gorgeous fabric on clearance for the living room curtains, yay), and walking out my glasses fogged up. It's like the entire city of Richmond took a hot steamy shower. Over 100 today supposedly, and humid. Are we there yet?
post #54 of 683
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
"Is her water about to break all over the floor? Am I going to have to do anything if it does?"
"Should I say something about her being pregnant? What if she isn't really pregnant and it's some type of medical condition?"
"I wonder if she's having twins"
Heh!

I forgot a good one from this week. DH and I were in Home Depot buying a new radio fence for the dogs (on my must-do list before baby), and this older man who worked there came up and said, "Why don't you just get it over with and have that baby right here so we can be on the news?"

My DH's eyes bugged out, and he said, "Well I hope not since he's not due for 5 more weeks!"

How in denial are we that this kid could come early??
post #55 of 683
TMI

I told DH he has to check my cervix tonight I cannot for the life of me find it, ever, no matter how far up I reach, what position, etc- I've tried everything- so he has to because I want to know how it feels and I don't feel like waiting another week until the midwife's appt. He's freaked out. I told him he can use a latex glove because we happen to have some. Should be interesting.
post #56 of 683
I'll probably get my OB to check me at my next appointment, just because I've been having so damn many contractions. And I went early last time and I want to know if anything is already happening. Yeah, I know that it's not certain to mean anything, but last time I was 1.5 cm at 36 weeks, and went into labor like two days later.... if I'm already dilating, it will probably light a fire under my ass to get my to-do list done. If I'm not, maybe I'll try to relax a little.
post #57 of 683
Crafty - glad to hear the puppp is improving!

I just wrote a long post about why I am in a crappy mood today and promptly lost it, so I will not spend the time rewriting it. Just note - today sucks.

And one other thing: It seems like my sister will have the most medical birth possible and I am really struggling with how to be there for her. I am doing my best not to judge her at all, I just don't know what to say when she wants to talk about pregnancy stuff. Ugh.
post #58 of 683
My sister is like that, too, although not pregnant yet she is convinced that she wants an epidural.

But, that's her choice and her body. And really for her temperament it may be a good thing, she doesn't have the desire or the personality to really focus on natural child birth.

So, we both think the other person is nuts, haha. I just tease her really, saying how often the epidural doesn't work anyway.

Louis, I think the only way to be there for her is, well, just to be there for her. As long as she has all the information available, if she wants to go a different path that's what she will do-- she probably has the same thoughts about your choices. Just be supportive of whatever she decides to do, and remember that in the end it's just a day, and you get a baby out of it no matter what happens during that day.
post #59 of 683
I feel like I just nested at the grocery store. I had a budget. I had a list. I got everything on my list... and a million other things. So we're going to be stuck at home the next 2 weeks, but we'll be able to eat

Now I need to turn that mountain of food into meals to freeze.
post #60 of 683
At my MW appt on Wed, I asked if she should check. I never had a check with #1, only when I was actually in labor. She said she would if I wanted, but it would not tell her anything she did not already know. My pelvic discomfort, the contractions, she said I would probably be dialated and/or "squishy", I'm definately changing, but I could stay that way for another few weeks. It's any uptick in intensity that we need to watch. And with #1, the day I had him, I woke up feeling very open 12 hrs before he was in my arms, and BH had turned into very crampy contrax.

I think I'm the only pregnant chick (aside from her other moms) who has her pants on until THE day. lol.

I am getting happy! Tomorrow is my last day of work! DS is getting so excited - he asked again to watch birth vids, and we found some really good ones with moms more like me (vocal!). He was saying "you can do it" but not getting too hyper about the whole thing, or too scared. I am really looking forward to our family birth.
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