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post #101 of 141
My craving of the day seems to be Tums. The berry-flavored generics, anyways. Not in the heartburn sense, either - that doesn't have anything to do with it, except that it's an excuse to eat them. I just want to munch the whole bottle.

I don't even usually get cravings. This is just odd. Does it count as Pica? They aren't exactly food, even if they're edible.

(and no, I'm not actually eating a ton of them and ODing on calcium. I just want to.)

Also, my nose appears to be unusually sensitive today for some reason. Raw chicken suddenly smells horrible, though my housemate, who is a meat-professional and experienced in such things, claims they don't smell off.
post #102 of 141
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Also, my nose appears to be unusually sensitive today for some reason. Raw chicken suddenly smells horrible, though my housemate, who is a meat-professional and experienced in such things, claims they don't smell off.
I know what you mean! I spent 20 mintues last night 'sniffing' around the house because I thought I smelled something burning in the furnace. It was just the bacon aroma left over from breakfast, but I made DH stop his movie twice to go check the furnace.
post #103 of 141
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My craving of the day seems to be Tums. The berry-flavored generics, anyways. Not in the heartburn sense, either - that doesn't have anything to do with it, except that it's an excuse to eat them. I just want to munch the whole bottle.

You aren't alone!
post #104 of 141
Lisa

Right now I am just Too much to explain, but I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now.
post #105 of 141
Lisa, so sorry your BP isn't cooperating! I hope you're able to get it under control and go home soon.

mzminty, hooray for a finished bathroom!

Bobbi, yep, too hot. I mean, we have blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, uh... corn... cotton, etc. Smaller farms grow a wider variety of things. We even can grow Christmas trees. But I have NEVER seen an apple orchard here. We have very moderate winters. It snowed twice last year - yes, on TWO different days! - which was an all-time record, IIR. But our winters can be mid-50s and 60s with only a few dips below freezing for the whole season, too. Last year finally killed our hibiscus that had, as far as we know, been with the house for 20 years. (They're coming back, though!) It really doesn't get that cold!

Karen, did the bath help the BH? Crazy how just about anything will cause them, isn't it? Walking is quite the chore these days, though it often feels better than sitting on this crazy pelvis - I just can't go very fast with constant BH! Hope yours are calming down, though!

ocelotmom, every time I think the whole sensitive smell thing must be a thing of the past I get a whiff of something that nearly makes me sick. It's crazy how it seems to come and go, though!

kitty. I hope everything's alright and looks better in the morning.


My kids have been crazy today. Okay, mostly the 2yo. He woke up before my alarms even went off and I finally shooed him out of bed with the 8yo to go play. They were okay for a while, but before I could even get out of bed they were running around like maniacs or banshees or something equally wild, screaming loudly, including this one particular type of scream/roar that I *HATE* and have told them a hundred times is not okay. Not that ANY screaming is really okay with me when I'm trying to SLEEP! So we didn't get off to a very good start. Thank goodness I could drop them in their classes at church and not have to deal with them for a little while! That's good for everyone.

The 2yo has continued to be fairly nuts despite eating and sleeping well since then. I'm hoping tomorrow is better. Thankfully the other two did fine the rest of the day (well, ya know, it's all relative... but they were much better!).

Had a weird baby dream while napping. Baby was born at home, naturally, but apparently so quickly that I never had time to get acquainted with the idea of being in labor and I never had the sense that I actually gave birth. I was very detached from the baby and sort of waiting for the next one to be born (though I'm definitely not having twins!). Other people were holding the baby far more than I was and I was just confused and rather lost-feeling about the whole thing. At some point in the dream, I told someone that, "He was born on Wednesday (3 days ago) and I still don't feel like I gave birth/he's mine/etc." It's also the first dream in which it was a BOY. I later dreamed that I was holding him, all dressed in an outfit I had purchased (I really did order the outfit tho the color was more blue than the purple I ordered), dressed by someone else. And I held him and cried but wasn't really sure if I was happy or sad or what. Then someone else was holding him at some sort of meeting/event where I was at one table and they were at another. By then, I was saying it was "my baby," but I wasn't holding him. At some point, something broke and the one side of the thing we were on (deck? platform? who knows?) went in the water. At least at that point mama instincts were working and I jumped in immediately to find my baby, not even knowing who'd been holding him.

Soooo... Very weird. But I think having been reading about mamas with babies being born super early and in the NICU contributed to the feelings of detachment. And DH and I had been talking about gender and gender disappointment, which is certainly where that came from. And DS1 went to a friend's to swim (and he's not a strong swimmer) so that's probably where the water came from. It's not nearly as compelling as some of the very strong girl dreams I've had, but it was definitely strange!

This evening, DH went to a friend's house and the boys and I had dinner and watched some TV at home. They wanted to watch "baby movies" so I pulled up YouTube on the AppleTV (so cool!) and found some waterbirth videos. The big boys kept asking for more. DS1 also wanted to know how HE can help when the baby comes. I had to dream up jobs for them (like being a welcoming committee and making sure people can find what they need), but they seemed quite happy to have things they can do.

DS3 spent much of the rest of the evening playing with a stuffed gecko that was a "baby." He stuffed it in his own shirt several times, then stuffed it in MY shirt and told me, "I'm Yanda!" - which is how he says our MW's name. So he "helped" me birth a "baby" gecko, complete with his own birth sounds, over and over. He's been wild and crazy tonight, but he's also really sweet. I also love that he knows the thing to say when Mommy is working to get the baby out is, "Yay, Mommy!" I think that will be his job.

Tomorrow I get a long massage and see my chiro. Also need to do major house cleaning with the boys and work on school. But my pelvis should at least be much happier by tomorrow evening!
post #106 of 141
I have had a busy few days... my cousin came in from out of state so I spent the end of last week prepping the house for that (lots of cleaning, standing on my feet, baking, etc) and then yesterday was our family reunion. I spent most of the day chasing around my 3 year old. I was so tired, my swelling was out of control. It was a lot of running around and going, going, going. I spent all day today resting and I'm so much better because of it. I had no swelling today and I feel better.... I guess it's rough doing anything when you are 8.5 months pregnant, lol.

I think my bp readings from earlier this week were off. (122/55, etc) I think my grandparent's bp monitor is screwy. I tested today at Wal*Mart while I was there. The first reading was 122/75 (a little on the high side for me but I had just got in and had to pee), the second (about 30ish minutes later) was 114/71 and then about an hour or so later 113/70. The last 2 readings seem to be my 'norm' when I'm relaxed and not stressed, don't have to pee or in pain.
post #107 of 141
Yay for great BP readings! Glad your swelling is behaving, too, with adequate rest!

I've stayed up way too late (one more time), this time writing out my vision for the birth, more or less. This is basically my "birth plan" but in a more narrative style rather than bullet points. My MW comes on Wednesday so I'll probably give it to her then. Not that I need it now. But I want to get stuff ready and thinking it through gives me a list of things I need to do in the next few weeks.

It also makes it feel amazingly real to not only envision what will happen but to *write it down!* I so can't wait for this baby to be here!
post #108 of 141
Wow, Heather, that's quite a dream! The detachment is kind of what I felt with my last baby dream, too.

I got home late last night after an over 6 hour drive. The massage was ok and the pedicure (and the lady doing it) were awesome. But I had to leave dh to load up the IKEA stuff because we ran late. Why, you ask? Because he was no help at all in IKEA and wore his headphones just yelling at the kids if I asked for help. I offered up my brother to help - he was there and super willing to stay and load, but dh said no. So then he comes home before us (we drove seperately) and he complained on facebook about me getting the spa treatment while he was left loading at IKEA. I'm sorry, but I get no help around here. If I do, it's after nagging and begging for months or more for help and him huffing and reluctantly doing something half-a$$ed. This is the first thing of the sort (massage, pedi) I have *ever* done for myself. Dh bought me a massage when we were dating years ago, but I never go out or do anything or getting any help while he is out 1-5 times with band and always doing band stuff while I am overwhelmed. So now even though I felt like I deserved even just a little something for once ever, I now feel worthless and undeserving. So my mood is not good.

Plus my ankles are literally jet-puffed marshmallows with pitting from the heat and car ride. I had to cancel the chiro and mw today because I can't drive that far with them.
post #109 of 141

out of hospital!

I got out late yesterday afternoon!

New BP med did not hold it down as well as hoped but at least it brought it down far enough I could come home! High 140's over 90's.

Bedrest [only up to bathroom and tub or shower] for the duration but at least I'll be at HOME

DD's first ever sleep away night went well, there was no crying but she had 2 poop accidents! She has had only 1 or 2 of those EVER and has been completely potty trained for over a year. Now I am knocking on wood that this is not an indication of where her "regressions" will manifest when the baby comes

What is up with all the swelling and BP issues for so many? Yikes.

And Kittywitty: my tolerance and feet pain can't take Ikea when I'm NOT pregnant! I don't know how you did it! One trip across the whole distance of our Ikea and I'm ready to have DH go get a Lark and wheel me back to the car! And I LOVE to walk far distances! It is just something about Ikea [and the Super WalMarts] that does me in.

I read though all these posts and just wish so much that friends and family and especially husbands/partners were more supportive of the pregnant women in their lives. It is jsut such a sign of our societal issues around mothering that it is not a sacred time and worthy of special treament
post #110 of 141
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I got out late yesterday afternoon!

New BP med did not hold it down as well as hoped but at least it brought it down far enough I could come home! High 140's over 90's.

Bedrest [only up to bathroom and tub or shower] for the duration but at least I'll be at HOME

DD's first ever sleep away night went well, there was no crying but she had 2 poop accidents! She has had only 1 or 2 of those EVER and has been completely potty trained for over a year. Now I am knocking on wood that this is not an indication of where her "regressions" will manifest when the baby comes

What is up with all the swelling and BP issues for so many? Yikes.

And Kittywitty: my tolerance and feet pain can't take Ikea when I'm NOT pregnant! I don't know how you did it! One trip across the whole distance of our Ikea and I'm ready to have DH go get a Lark and wheel me back to the car! And I LOVE to walk far distances! It is just something about Ikea [and the Super WalMarts] that does me in.

I read though all these posts and just wish so much that friends and family and especially husbands/partners were more supportive of the pregnant women in their lives. It is jsut such a sign of our societal issues around mothering that it is not a sacred time and worthy of special treament
So glad that you got to come home! That's a great update! Hopefully the pooping accidents were just a fluke and not a sign of things to come. The other day dd had TWO accidents and she's been out of diapers for about a year now.

No kidding that pregnant women really could use some special treatment. Sorry about the trip to IKEA, kitty. I'm hoping for some special treatment this weekend. My parents are coming Friday to Sunday and then my mother-in-law is coming Sunday to Tuesday. Everybody remind me to not go overboard (as my ankles are remaining quite puffed) and cross your fingers that mil will feel moved to purchase our carseat. She loves to buy stuff (that we want) when she comes and she and I have a very good relationship - just wish she was a little closer.
post #111 of 141
Lisa, so glad you're home!

Heather, I've ben having really weird dreams too, some of them kind of disturbing, but lucky for me, I don't remember them much, so they just give me a vague unease.

Fern, finding a nice shower curtain has been the plague of my existence for the last month or so, because I was going to match the paint color to the curtain I liked. Unfortunately, I never could find one, so I just picked a paint color and now have to find the curtain to match, which will be much harder. I looked online quite a bit, but didn't like anything that much... at this point I'm thinking I'll just go with white and hope it doesn't get stained up really easily!

Desiree, I hate hearing about your DH not being very "dear" to you right now! You absolutely deserved to have a day of pampering and relaxation! I hope you at least got some cool stuff at Ikea to be excited about!

I need to get to the chiro this week. I'd been going and was feeling really good, and then I blew it off last week because I was too busy with other stuff, and now I'm suffering again from sciatica in a big way.

Anyone else have crazy heartburn? It's from the time I eat breakfast to the time I'm trying to fall asleep at night! It's making me crazy -- I feel like I can't eat anything!
post #112 of 141
Lisa-I'm glad you're home.

I have heartburn once in awhile, but not as bad as when I was pg with #3. I think this kid is just riding really low, so it keeps the heartburn down, thank goodness!
post #113 of 141
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Fern, finding a nice shower curtain has been the plague of my existence for the last month or so, because I was going to match the paint color to the curtain I liked. Unfortunately, I never could find one, so I just picked a paint color and now have to find the curtain to match, which will be much harder. I looked online quite a bit, but didn't like anything that much... at this point I'm thinking I'll just go with white and hope it doesn't get stained up really easily!
our bathroom is lime green with white & black furniture/tub/sink...so i figure that even if i just find a plain black one or plain white or something with black & white it will be okay. im hoping for something with birds on it. a silhouette maybe? but again, its a matter of finding something.

sorry you didn't have any luck



well, i wrote a long post then my computer froze.. and i honestly just dont feel like re-writing..so. yeah.



happy monday everyone
post #114 of 141
Dh left half of my expedit system at IKEA. 6 hours away.
post #115 of 141
Wow. I had this big long reply swirling around in my head, then DS asked for food, which led to a meltdown, and now I can't remember anything!

Lisa, I'm glad you were able to come home! I was on bedrest with DS, from ~34 weeks on (induced at 38weeks). I remember being so bored! I hope you find things to keep you occupied.

BH ctx a bit better today, though I'm not sure how much the bath helped. It DID help with my achey thighs, so hooray for that!

Busy day ahead - DS to school in 30 minutes (and we are both still in PJs!), then Pilates, knit until time to pick him up, them lunch, chiro, come home and figure SOMETHING out for dinner. I'm so uninspried by cooking dinner lately. Meal planning still hasn't happened for the week...

Gotta run. Happy Monday, all!
post #116 of 141
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Dh left half of my expedit system at IKEA. 6 hours away.
Ouch! That really sucks.

Nic-Some pharmacies will check your BP cuff against theirs to see if it is working properly. And you're right about readings coming down after having a rest (and a pee!) , in my professional life I'm a BP control-freak...my clients need to be sitting on a chair with their feet flat on the ground, no talking or chewing gum for 5 minutes before hand. It goes a long way towards getting an accurate reading.
post #117 of 141
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Dh left half of my expedit system at IKEA. 6 hours away.
Too busy to post a real update right now but i've been checking in all weekend on the threads from our mamas with new babes or in the hospital. They are in my mind so often.

And just wanted to send a kittywitty-- i hope your day gets better!

And lrpurro for getting to come HOME!
post #118 of 141
Wow, we have been BUSY this weekend! BUT-- Our living room is officially PAINTED!!!!!!!!!!! everything is hung up on the walls, put back together, etc etc.... Bathroom is de-wallpapered and painted, but DH has a little ceiling (painting) work to do and then we have to hang the mirror,cabinet, etc.. but we are ALMOST DONE with all of our projects. Should be done by the end of the day. Wow that feels good!!!!!!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&l=187855a903

^^ link to the album of some pictures of the living room
post #119 of 141
Fern, look on Etsy. The only thing is, they're kind of pricey, and I don't know about shipping to Canada...

Here's a link to a quick search I did.

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.p..._type=handmade
post #120 of 141
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Fern, look on Etsy. The only thing is, they're kind of pricey, and I don't know about shipping to Canada...

Here's a link to a quick search I did.

http://www.etsy.com/search_results.p..._type=handmade
its funny, just after i posted that i looked on etsy.. out of my budget though sadly. i think ill go with a simple white one for now.. our bathroom is pretty bright and cheery anyways..and how often do you see a shower curtain except when in the shower? i can do without i found some at the local hardware store that are made of
PEVA ("PEVA stands for polyethylene vinyl acetate. Don’t be scared! Just because the name vinyl is present, there is no need to panic. PEVA is non-chlorine, PVC-free, biodegradable material used mostly as a PVC alternative in toy products, baby bibs and shower curtains") seems a bit better choice than vinyl or whatever...and tehy are like 10.00$
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