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post #41 of 99
This thread is reminding me of the term "cheeseburger crotch"
post #42 of 99


My oldest turns 9 tomorrow! I am up late making him cheesecake and pie and cleaning. Soooo frickin tired but too much to do. He is now officially gluten-free, sugar-free, chocolate-free and dye/preservative-free so we had to switch things up a little this year. I think everything will taste good though. I hope it does, anyway. He has me making a peanut butter cheesecake and pumpkin pie to be served after nachos!
post #43 of 99
so I went to my DH's BFF's wedding today. It was nice to be told by a few people how cute and round my belly looks. Although most people kept trying to get me to drink because they didn't even realize I'm pregnant. I'm 23w4d.

The mother of the groom kept pointing me out to her friends and telling them I was pregnant with my THIRD child. After awhile it started to annoy me. I brought it up to DH and he said he has been like a son to her and she is probably just excited for us. I hope he is right. When we were thinking about trying for number two a few years back she told me I should just stick with one. The funny thing is that she has three kids!

My DH looked amazingly handsome in his tuxedo. I love him so much.
post #44 of 99
trek: I am on my third child too. I get a lot of "looks" in public because my other two children are young. It's like I can read their thoughts: "Some people just don't know when to stop." I've had people make little comments about it and I always say the same thing- "We love our babies!" I know I need to just get used to it since we hope to have a large family, but right now it's annoying!

Some people have one child, and some people have 8 (and some people have even more). It's a personal choice and I think people shouldn't be so judgemental. As long as the children are loved and cared for, what's the big deal?

Lol. I guess you brought up a pet peeve of mine
post #45 of 99
I think it's becoming a pet peeve of mine too.

I remember a few years back I was at a toddlers b day party and my cousin was walking up with her five kids. I actually heard one of the older women there say to another lady, ..... there she is, that's the one I told you about with the FIVE kids!

I guess it's just weird to me because I grew up in a foster home with 13 kids and then in a mixed home with 7 kids. I experienced way more joy in those two families than the time I spent with just my parents and two siblings. I guess from a childs perspective it really is the more the merrier. Kids don't worry about housing cost and grocery bills. Medical costs or college funds.
post #46 of 99
I haven't been around much lately! Ive been busy trying to make sure that I have everything set up for DD2's birthday next month. In the last 3 days Ive made her birthday dress/apron, blanket, vest/blanket for her stuffed monkey, a purse and a couple small things. Im so tired now! I did make a blanket for the baby as well, hes coming home blanket is now done! DH picked the fabric combination, its mickey mouse cammie on one side with brown minky on the other. Its so soft

I have two young ones and Im pregnant as well. I guess I don't get to many weird looks because its not that uncommon in military communities. I grew up as the youngest of three, the one thing I always asked my parents for was a younger sister and brother.
post #47 of 99
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Im checking in...been busy the last few days. Dh is steadily working on the babes room. I am going to the dr today. Found out my OB is moving to wyoming..not sure where but I def recommend him to fellow wyomingers. So now, I have to find a new ob. I am going to talk to him about it today. So far, feeling good but tired, as insomnia is STILL kicking my butt. I sleep about 4 hours of broken sleep a night now. No naps in the day. If I nap, I dont even sleep 4. So....its rough. I have tried everything under the book to help me sleep but the bottom line is between my stomach growling and peeing 5 times a night....theres no sleeping.
post #48 of 99
My oldest turns 10 today, happy and sad all at once . He is such a great kid and an awesome big brother.
post #49 of 99
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Originally Posted by trekkingirl View Post
I think it's becoming a pet peeve of mine too.

I remember a few years back I was at a toddlers b day party and my cousin was walking up with her five kids. I actually heard one of the older women there say to another lady, ..... there she is, that's the one I told you about with the FIVE kids!

I guess it's just weird to me because I grew up in a foster home with 13 kids and then in a mixed home with 7 kids. I experienced way more joy in those two families than the time I spent with just my parents and two siblings. I guess from a childs perspective it really is the more the merrier. Kids don't worry about housing cost and grocery bills. Medical costs or college funds.
I grew up as an only child and loved it, but I completely agree with the kids not worrying about housing costs and grocery bills and the like. I would never suggest that someone should not have as many kids because some people like myself don't want to live in fancy HOA neighborhoods and have only 1 child. We were so broke growing up, but one of my favorite memories include going to Del Taco on Taco Tuesday (3 tacos for 99 cents!) for enough food for the next 3 days!
post #50 of 99
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Originally Posted by Chula13 View Post
My oldest turns 10 today, happy and sad all at once . He is such a great kid and an awesome big brother.
awww Happy Birthday to your big ds!
post #51 of 99
I really think the experience of being an only child, or one of many, all depends onthe family life. I've heard of some people who didn't enjoy growing up with many siblings (although most people who had a lot of brothers and sisters seem to regard it as a positive experience), and some only children who loved being only children (although, again, I seem to hear a lot of only children say that they wished they could have had a sibling). In the end, if the house is a joyful house, the kid(s) will have a happy childhood, regardless of family size, financial situation, etc. If the house is full of tension and stress and anger, it doesn't matter what the family size is, it's going to suck.

We are trying to have a joyful home full of children

In other news, I found out my pooping problem has a name- rectocele. My rectum wall is protruding into my vaginal area. I might have a cystocele too (bladder protruding). When I push during a BM there is so much pressure in my perineal (sp) area that I have started putting my hand down there to counter the pressure. NO FUN. It's also making having a BM difficult because the stool no longer has a "straight shot" to get out. Ugh.

One other thing bugging me. I had my 21 wk u/s. I know weight estimates, espcially this early, are most likely not accurate. Even my OB said that. But the u/s estimate said she was 15 oz already. That seems large to me for 20wks 5 days (and I know my dates are right). It freaks me out because my last baby was big and the u/s was right about him.

I feel like everything is going in the wrong direction for my VBAC. It's a feeling that I hope will pass.
post #52 of 99
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One other thing bugging me. I had my 21 wk u/s. I know weight estimates, espcially this early, are most likely not accurate. Even my OB said that. But the u/s estimate said she was 15 oz already. That seems large to me for 20wks 5 days (and I know my dates are right). It freaks me out because my last baby was big and the u/s was right about him.

I feel like everything is going in the wrong direction for my VBAC. It's a feeling that I hope will pass.
I don't think 15 oz is too big at all. I had my ultrasound at 19w6d(I'm right on with dates, both by charting and ultrasound) and baby was measuring 14oz. She said it was right on target.
post #53 of 99
You know, after looking a bit online, I am not so worried. There seems to be a wide range of weights that are considered normal... so apparently there really is no set normal for this time
post #54 of 99
Cage- I agree that whether a person likes a big family or not totally depends on the house situation and even the children's personalities. My husband's family has 5 children, 3 of them loved growing up with their siblings and wished for more siblings but the other 2 wished they didn't have so many. The 2 that wished they didn't have so many were the ones that didn't quite fit in with the family personality-wise (and still don't, its interesting how people in the same family can be so different).

About ultrasound weights-
my girls were aroung 16ish ounces at around 19ish weeks when I had the 20 week ultrasound, at birth they were 8lbs 4ozs(DD2) and 8 lbs 9 ozs (DD1). The doctors were predicting "small babies" from the ultrasounds, they were suprised at how big and long they were (they were both almost 21 inches)

Chula- Happy birthday to your son!

My oldest is starting to make a list of what she has to teach the baby. I really need to write it down its so funny. She helped me go through the baby 0-3 month clothing and showed me in what order the baby has to wear them , shes a bit bossy at times. I think DD1 can't wait for the baby to be born!
post #55 of 99
This is seriously my favorite time of year! Its crazy busy for us from Halloween through New Years (Halloween, DS's birthday, my dad's birthday, Thanksgiving, St. Nick, my birthday, DH's mom's mom's side family reunion, Christmas w/ 4 celebrations (our own, my parents, DH's mom's side then his dad's) and finally New Years) but I really enjoy the bustle and mostly goodwill.

Its kind of interesting, I am an only child and have been completely happy with that. Never really wanted any siblings. Now that I'm having my own kids though, I was never happy with just one. Now I want a larger family. For the longest time it was three kids and now I kinda sorta want four. Its been dancing around in the back of my head for the past couple of weeks and it sounds nice. DH would probably pass out if he heard me say that, though! lol He was happy with two. Maybe I'm just trying to get used to the idea that this is probably my last pregnancy and birth. All in all I just want a joyful house overflowing with love.
post #56 of 99
Thanks all for the birthday wishes for my son . Now on to other things...i'm kind of overwhelmed thinking about what i need for the twins, I can't imagine how much clothes i'll need it's kind of making my head spin. Twin mamas what are the necessities for twins?
post #57 of 99
3x- its busy over here as well. We have Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Marine Corps Ball, 9 birthdays (DHs, Mine, DD1, DD2, FIL, Niece, SIL, brother, BIL), 2 anniversaries (ours and inlaws) and my husband is going to be gone at least 2-3 weeks in December, 2-3 weeks in January and maybe parts of Feburary and March. So, though I enjoy the season I would prefer a little less busyness.

I have to go make breakfest and work on sewing stuff today. I have a long list of things I have to do before i even start on the baby stuff Im working on.
post #58 of 99
Hello. I hope everyone had a good week. DH and I enjoyed Vegas, and then the rest of his week off here at home. Walked my ass off. I was super sore, but I didn't have any contractions or pain from my cerclage so yay. He's teased me a couple times about knowing what the baby is, but he hasnt slipped up. Though I'm starting to get worried that it's a boy and he'll really push to circ even though I didn't do my other son. And there is no basis for it what-so-ever besides preference. And I'd prefer NOT to. I'd rather the baby look like his brother than his dad. Seriously... who is he more likely to notice?

Ok, end vent. I have to worry abotu something I suppose... since DH has to do all the baby prep things and I'm off free.
post #59 of 99
Just got back from the store and I spent a bit more than I usually do .. The fresh fruit and veggies just looked soooo good so I got: mango, bananas, two types of grapes, strawberries, cantalope, carrots, celery, brussel sprouts, green beans, spinach, romain lettuce and another type of lettuce.. My fridge is packed with goodies for the next few weeks, my girls are already trying to get into it .
post #60 of 99
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Originally Posted by OkiMom View Post
Just got back from the store and I spent a bit more than I usually do .. The fresh fruit and veggies just looked soooo good so I got: mango, bananas, two types of grapes, strawberries, cantalope, carrots, celery, brussel sprouts, green beans, spinach, romain lettuce and another type of lettuce.. My fridge is packed with goodies for the next few weeks, my girls are already trying to get into it .
I'm jealous of the brussel sprouts, I love them but decided this week I just can not eat them anymore. It's too painful.
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