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post #41 of 81

My signature is back, but there are no colours or smilies in it.

 

I'm sad, I loved my sig.

 

Still feeling happy and relieved that my appt. went so well today.  I really didn't want to have to give up my homebirth, but I wasn't going to have a stressful medicalized pregnancy to get there, yk?

post #42 of 81

We had a surprise baby shower at work yesterday, both DH and I work for the same company. They did a very good job keeping a secret and it was quite the surprise. It certainly makes it seem like I better get moving in terms of getting things ready if there is baby items coming into the house already.

 

DH is having LOTS of fun "playing" with the baby every night, baby responds to voice and if he starts talking to my belly the kicks and punches start in response.

 

There was something I wanted to ask, but I apparently forgot... I've had dreams lately of birth, and I can only hope that the birth goes as smoothly as it seems to be in my dreams! Though I'm not sure how DH would be if the midwife doesn't make it in time (in my dreams birth goes very quickly).

 

post #43 of 81

lyterae-- sounds like a fun surprise! smile.gif and so cute the games between dh and babe! smile.gif i had my first birth dream in a while and it was very interesting. i totally thing they are many times indicative of what is going to happen, and a great reflection of our current emotional base. smile.gif

 

i'm glad to hear it went so well in the dream! here's to hoping you have that same experience in a few more months! smile.gif

 

well, we just got back in from camping on the beach...it'd been the first time we'd made it over there since being pregnant! wow, and before we at least went once a month. nice long walks along the ocean and we found the dress that i'm going to wear in my sister's wedding next month! a very productive trip to LA! we did however walk so much so that when we finally got in town, my business partner remarked on my "walking differently today" greensad.gif i think it was a definite waddle, but i think it just needed a good nights sleep to recover! smile.gif

 

it's nice to be feeling good!

ashley

 

post #44 of 81

i don't like the format either. it seems so tech-y and streamlined, not as homey as before. it is nice that you can add a picuture by your screen name. i will work on that...

and, how can you choose a page to read? as in "novermber chat, page 2" ? anyone see if you can do that?

 

lyterae- i hope too that your birth goes as well as your dreams. it is, at least, a great morale booster.

when i was pregnant with my first, i had so many dreams about her-  mostly of her being a dancer and being very bright and she is actually a really amazing little ballet dancer and has a special brightness to her. i didn't have the same types of dreams with my second, and haven't had any this time either- i wish i would b/c i want a sneak peak! i am getting so curious about who she will be.

 

it is really nice about the suprise shower!

 

ashley- a weekend on the beach sounds heavenly.

 

twinklefae- so happy that your appointment was good! that is a relief.

 

i was a 6 month fill in helper four our girls kindergarten (kind of like preschool) last year and b/c one of the teachers was sick, helped out again yesterday. it was terrible! they have a lot of new and young kids (2 1/2 or 3 yr)  who are so energetic and aggresive....i left with a sore back and a bad feeling for everything- except my own kids- who i was amazed at. i felt really proud of them. my older helps out a ton with the younger kids- taking their hands really sweetly and saying "soft hands please" or jumping in at the right times to start a new game with them. i feel like they should be paying her! and my younger was really good at avoiding the drama and finding something fun to do. but, i don't know....i don't want to move them b/c we are so involved there, but it was a little much and explains a lot of behaviors that have been happening around our house. 

 

but, the baby liked it! she was so active when i was there. she is usually more active in the evenings, it was sweet to have her "participating" too.  

 

in other non-baby news, we had to give up on another house that we were looking at b/c it would be too much work for us (we found some really major things wrong,) and i am feeling pretty down about it. it was such a pretty house with a huge eat-in kitchen that i was day dreaming about all of the time......i really want to find a place to settle into.

post #45 of 81
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in other non-baby news, we had to give up on another house that we were looking at b/c it would be too much work for us (we found some really major things wrong,) and i am feeling pretty down about it. it was such a pretty house with a huge eat-in kitchen that i was day dreaming about all of the time......i really want to find a place to settle into.



i'm in a similar boat mcs-- we've put our offer on the third house we've been interested in, but with at least three other offers on the house, i don't hold out much hope. i know we'll end up where we're meant to be...but i really want to settle into our new place soon! it was my hope we'd move before the baby came...but it might end up being later... hope you find your perfect place soon! smile.gif

post #46 of 81

I am having a horrible time finding stuff to wear, being a plus-sized mama with twins during the fall/winter sucks bigtime. Any suggestions?

post #47 of 81
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chula...I feel you. I am not a plus size mama and I am having trouble with clothes, so I can only imagine. My friend who was a plus size mama with twins told me that she wore mens 3xl jogging pants and mens tall section xxl shirts in the winter when she was 7  months pregnant with her twins. she said the best thing is just to expect you are not going to look sexy during your last few months of twin pregnancy and the goal is to cover up and stay warm. I am struggling too, i was wearing dresses a lot but now that its cold i went to the thrift store and bought some jogging pants and plus size tall shirts to cover my belly. i am shopping thrifty, i dont want to spend a lot of money on something i am not going to wear for long.

post #48 of 81

i have been wearing old navy xl maternity leggings which still fit at this point, I haven't had to go into plus size maternity or anything yet. i'm having trouble finding long enough tops though . All the tops that used to be long are making their way up my torso as these babies grow lol.  I'm so sick of wearing the sames things over and over ya know, But I also am trying not to spend a ton of money on preggo clothes. I appreciate the advice maybe it will bring some diversity to my wardrobe however unsexy it may be =).

post #49 of 81

This week was birthday week here so Tuesday was my birthday, Thursday was DHs and Saturday (yesterday) was DD2s 2nd birthday.. I can't believe shes 2 already! It seemed like I just gave birth to her. Shes growing up so fast.

 

Im not a fan of the new format either, it seemed easier (to me) to use before the change. But Ill get use to it eventually.

 

 

 

post #50 of 81
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This week was birthday week here so Tuesday was my birthday, Thursday was DHs and Saturday (yesterday) was DD2s 2nd birthday.. I can't believe shes 2 already! It seemed like I just gave birth to her. Shes growing up so fast.

 

Im not a fan of the new format either, it seemed easier (to me) to use before the change. But Ill get use to it eventually.

 

 

 

 Happy Belated  Birthday to you,DH and DD2!!!!!!
 

post #51 of 81

Chula I saw your belly pic and you look great, and certainly not plus sized. I'm about your build and I guess I would lean towards plus size too but we're not really, kwim?

post #52 of 81

Chula-my mom's had a ton of success at the local Goodwill. She's just had to go basically everyday (no prob for her she goes on her lunch break when she'd be shopping anyway) and sift through the stuff as it comes in. Its taken about a month total, but she's found me two pair of pants, several really nice shirts and a few around the house items. So I'd recommened hitting Goodwill or a thrift shop whenever possible to find some stuff. It may take some time but it seems perservernce pays off!

post #53 of 81

Thanks Chula..

For clothing, have you tried regular plus sized clothes, especially those with elastic waists? I'm not plus sized but I wear only skirts and the skirts have to be below my knee. Preferably ankle length. It is extremely hard to find ankle length maternity skirts. So, Ive been using regular, elastic waisted skirts 1-2 sizes up from what I normally wear. I can find them at the thrift store usually so its not that much of an investment.

post #54 of 81
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Thanks Chula..

For clothing, have you tried regular plus sized clothes, especially those with elastic waists? I'm not plus sized but I wear only skirts and the skirts have to be below my knee. Preferably ankle length. It is extremely hard to find ankle length maternity skirts. So, Ive been using regular, elastic waisted skirts 1-2 sizes up from what I normally wear. I can find them at the thrift store usually so its not that much of an investment.



 I have an ankle length maternity skirt that is really cute from motherhood. I imagine they are harder to get as it gets colder though.

post #55 of 81

Wow this is a month of so much going on for me so far.

 

I have had a persistent UTI for the past few months. Never had one before in my life but this pregnancy...wow. So I felt like one was coming for the past while or maybe just never left and the symptoms were presenting again. I had already taken two courses of antibiotics so I though I would go the more natural route. Well on Saturday I started to fell really unwell so I took myself into the clinic. Turns out I have a kidney infection! EEEKKK-so now back on antibiotics again and hoping for the discomfort to go away.

 

We have decided to leave our little island and head back to the city before the baby is born. Dec 10th to be exact. So moving across the country AGAIN but I think it is for the best. So preparing for baby, move and the holidays ;-)

post #56 of 81

trekkingirl, thanks I appreciate that =).

 

3xmama,That's a good idea i have only checked the thriftstore maybe twice, so I definitely should try again.

 

okimama,No to be honest i haven't really tried that and your right i should.

 

Thank you ladies I appreciate all your ideas , so much =)

post #57 of 81

upnorthmama-- i hope you feel better soon. yuck..sounds painful. good luck with the move too!

 

ashley

post #58 of 81

well I have been having a lot of low abdominal pain and some pressure in my low back. Combine that with having to pee constantly and I decided I should go in and see if I too have the dreaded UTI. I don't think I have ever had one before, maybe, I can't remember??? Waiting till I have enough pee to put some into a cup. It's usually just a trickle. Wish me luck!

post #59 of 81

well looks like no UTI. I'm relieved but still don't know why I am having all the pains and pressure and cramping. Maybe I have third timester syndrome, LOL.

post #60 of 81

looks like I'm chatting with myself these days, bump!

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