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post #21 of 63
Katie, I am going to do a combination of the two. I am going to wait until 6 weeks to use my last poas test. If it STILL insists negative, then I am going to wait two weeks (which would make me 8) to go get the lab done. Hopefully by then I will have some early christmas money to pay for it. This is, of course, an ideal plan. I may get all worked up and just go and put it on the credit card, but I am trying very hard to be grown up about it and wait. DH has been unemployed for two months now, which is part of the reason for waiting. If we were both working it wouldn't be such a big deal.

Tracy, at least you got the temp on. I'm sorry that was so painful.

As for unsupportive folks in our lives, I am definitely going to wait to tell MIL until I know for sure. I might wait a little longer after that just because I know she will not be happy about it. She thinks DH and I are not financially ready for a baby, so it's no surprise that dh feels the same way. I am with the other people out there, if we waited, it would never happen. Besides, when DH was working he said numerous times that it would not be a bad thing for me to get pregnant. It wouldn't be good, but it wouldn't be bad. I've been telling him he has until july to figure it out. He was saying with the crib and strollers and car seats and bottles and clothes that it will ccost a fortune. I think babies need enough clothes for a week, clothes are cheap, especially at yard sales. I don't need a stroller, a moby will do just fine. The carseat will last for several months so it's not like we have to buy all that much to begin with, and I want to cloth diaper and ec, and for each time I succeed, I will save a dipe.
post #22 of 63
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Brittee, you are right - a new baby doesn't really need a whole lot. Especially if you bedshare, breastfeed and use cloth dipes. Resale shops, Craigslist and yard sales are the best places to find most things. You can even post things that you need on Craigslist and see what people might have to give up. Once the baby is here, you can gradually add to your baby gear with whatever you feel you will need. I didn't want a stroller either, but it really has come in handy because DD is VERY strong willed and when she wants out of the Ergo, she wants OUT!! And she absolutely LOVES the stroller. Just save up for a good, new carseat and you will be set.

Is everyone ready for the MDC transition? I am a little nervous but open-minded. The "private forum" thing makes me a little wary - I like that MDC is so inclusive as it is. Oh well! It is supposed to go down sometime this morning, so have a great day everyone! See you soon!!
post #23 of 63
It will take some adjusting but I think everyone is really going to love the new changes and we will be a bigger and better MDC with all the new useful features, see you all on the other side!
post #24 of 63
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Oaky, here goes my first post on the new MDC!!  I was playing with my siggy trying to get it right and I think it's as good as it is going to get for now.  

 

How is everyone?  After having my crown fixed on Monday, it broke again on Tuesday and I had it fixed yet again today.  I have not been able to eat or drink anything for several days now and (other than little sips of water and a few bites of bland, room-temperature oatmeal) because of the tooth pain.  When I went to the midwife today she wanted to draw a CBC and couldn't get a vein because I am so dehydrated!!  I usually have great veins.  Sigh...

 

But anyways... it is in the upper 60's here in Chicago today and I am enjoying having the windows open for what will probably be the last time this year.  I should be cleaning the house this afternoon but I am going to play hooky and take the kids out to enjoy the beautiful day! 

post #25 of 63

Oh man I really like the new look and the pages load a ton faster for me!  Yay!

 

It totally sucks so many of you don't have supportive parents!  Ours have always been super happy for us. 

 

Tracy,  I don't know what I would do if I couldn't eat anything.  Can you drink a smoothie? 

 

Seriously I would feel so sick.  I get hungry about every 2 hours during the day.  I am not getting the queasies yet but an definitely getting the "preggo stomach".  I have this ham in the fridge but I just can't bring my self to cook it and eat some. Thinking about it makes my stomach turn .  I'm cooking fried shrimp and hush puppies tonight so I hope it doesn't do anything weird to my poor tummy!

 

It snowed here Monday night, just a dusting, but now it is seriously cold!  Brrrrrr.  Sunny but cold.

post #26 of 63

Hi!  I'm feeling like I can post here now!  It takes a while to sink in!  So ok, I already broke out the stretchy pants and the belly band.  So sad.  But the leftover pudge from DS has doubled in the last couple of weeks (thank you progesterone injections) and this weekend I had pics scheduled at my absolutely favorite photographer.  My brand new jeans that fit beautifully just a few weeks ago were SO not pretty.  So I grabbed a belly band and pretended to layer.  I told the photographer the dilemma (she's a mom of 4 kids herself!) and she seemed to do her best to hide my extra padding with my son!  wink1.gif  But after the belly band was SO comfortable, I just couldn't go back.  So here I am in no-panel maternity pants at 5.5 weeks!  Maybe this time I'm just older and wiser and more willing to be comfortable.  :-D  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

post #27 of 63

lol!  (welcome willow!) I have broken out my fitted maternity shirts and sweaters.  You know, the ones without a gather under the boobs?  Because  I really need some winter tops to wear.   I am going to have to invest in a belly band this time because I just bought a new pair of jeans yesterday and they are too cute to only wear for a month or two!  Are there different brands or does it really matter or what?  And how do you think your pics turned out?  I am sure they will be beautiful!

post #28 of 63
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lol!  (welcome willow!) I have broken out my fitted maternity shirts and sweaters.  You know, the ones without a gather under the boobs?  Because  I really need some winter tops to wear.   I am going to have to invest in a belly band this time because I just bought a new pair of jeans yesterday and they are too cute to only wear for a month or two!  Are there different brands or does it really matter or what?  And how do you think your pics turned out?  I am sure they will be beautiful!


I've been focusing on getting some of the maternity tops that have the rouching at the side.  I'm so big on top that with DS and my hand-me-down maternity wardrobe, I didn't look pregnant until 8 months...just fat!  Not the plan this time!!!  I think there are different brands.  You can even get really cute ones on etsy!! 

 

I'm hoping for good pics.  This is one amazing photographer mama!  She's a small town girl that turned her hobby into a business a few years ago and now, thanks to the internet, she's getting national attention!  Same location, same people, same camera (there are lots of copy-cats locally) and you can still pick out her pictures.  I'm SOOO excited I finally got a chance to have her shoot my son, and I decided that if anyone could get a picture I liked of me, it was her.  smile.gif 
 

post #29 of 63

Katie, Lisanne and Scheelimama, I am so sorry to hear that your in laws are like that greensad.gif  it can make things difficult for sure!

We don't have a relationship with my husbands mother because she's nuts. In fact, if she would just go and get some real help for her 'crazy' we probably wouldnt try for the millionth time to have a relationship. For us, its important to not expose Sebastian to her craziness, she doesnt like it of course, but can't do anything about it.

 

Brittee, its so true, a newborn does not have to cost a fortune! breastfeeding (if you're able to), cloth diapering, babywearing, all are such great things! you could check out diaperswappers for some used diapers and join Crunchy Coop's too! they do diaper coops pretty often smile.gif

 

Welcome Williow smile.gif

 

AFM: I am so so so naseous, I thought DH was going to have to come home from work last night to take care of DS. I was like this with DS, but it was different when you don't have a little guy to take care of. Im also having a lot of pain from the RA right now, but I imagine in the next few weeks I should go into remission (fingers crossed) until after this little poppyseed is born.

 

I can't wait to see the August DDC up!

post #30 of 63
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Brittee, its so true, a newborn does not have to cost a fortune! breastfeeding (if you're able to), cloth diapering, babywearing, all are such great things! you could check out diaperswappers for some used diapers and join Crunchy Coop's too! they do diaper coops pretty often smile.gif

 


Thanks heavensearth!!  I will take a look. 

 

Hi Willow!  wave.gif

 

firecat, I know what you mean about the preggo stomach.  I have really strong food aversions at the moment.  It seems my shy little bean prefers healthy stuff, go figure!  Soda, candy and chick-fil-a which all used to be favorite vices, all sound disgusting.  And I mean aaaaaalllll candy.  Although I do enjoy really hot (must be hot, not room temp) chocolate chip cookies, but only one or two with a glass of milk.

 

 

 

 

post #31 of 63

Pssst Brittee, I think its time to change your siggy ♥

post #32 of 63
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Okay - so I made a "wiki" out of the roll call list that we currently have and will try to update it in the next day or so.  Now, though I did this, I have no idea where to find it!! Lol!!  I guess in the wiki tab at the top?

 

post #33 of 63

Tracy - Our mod (Mama Monica I think) will turn our stickies into wiki's once the sticky note is ready, you can PM her and let you know you already turned it into a wiki smile.gif

post #34 of 63

Heavensearth.  It took me a while to figure it out with the new format.  lol.gif

 

Hmm, nope, still not quite right.

post #35 of 63

well I will have to look around for a belly band.  Shrimp last light was heavenly... hush puppies not so much.  The oil was wayy to hot and they were burned but uncooked on the inside greensad.gif  And I always forget how much I hate cleaning up the oil after frying.  And the salad, I could not stop eating it.  I think it's time to institute the green salad lunch around here!    Made some Lemon Bars and mmmm, they are nice and tart not too sweet!

 

Anyway, it snowed again last night, almost 2 inches!  Ok,  it's time to go eat more breakfast! love.gif  

post #36 of 63

mmmmm....lemon bars....  ;-)

 

And I'm completely in denial of your snow.  I refuse to acknowledge it (even though the radio this morning said we'll be getting some tonight--the last bit didn't stick around thankfully).

 

Well, the kiddo made my lovely asiago parmesan bagel taste weird this morning.  *sigh*  Luckilly, I really shouldn't have it very often, but I remember what it should taste like and I like that taste! 

 

And ok, I shouldn't be starving after just eating a big-a$$ bagel and full-fat cream cheese!!!!!!!!!  Just sayin'!!!

 

5 days until u/s!  Anyone else getting an early peek?

post #37 of 63

Lemon bars sound yummy!  And I can't imagine snow.  It's cold here @ night, but up around 70 when the sun is out.  (at least it was the last time I left my house; which has been a while b/c the kids-and now Daddy too-have been sharing a horrible stomach bug)

post #38 of 63

I'm loving salad right now too! Which is very interesting to me but I'll go with it for now. Actually all food tastes really good to me at the moment. Trying not to enjoy too much though!

 

I'm requesting a dating ultrasound around 7 weeks or so simply because my last pregnancy ended in a loss at 11w5d and I NEED to see this baby ASAP.

post #39 of 63

Our ball went great last night!  And the little baby (almost 10 months old, still nursing of course, not used to a bottle, and never been away from me for more then 2 hours with daddy) did wonderfully with grammie and papa and went down to bed without any tears!  My dress was ruched, but tight and fitted on the tummy.  It was fine on Saturday when I bought it, but I'm really struggling to hide my tummy this time.  I definitely had a bit of a tummy in it and was not terribly comfortable trying to hold it in last night.  I'm almost 7 weeks and I must admit that my jeans are getting a little uncomfortable.  I hate to give up my regular clothes before the end of the first trimester though.  Last time (baby #4) I fit comfortably in my jeans until about 13 weeks.  I think it was too recent for my body though and I'm popping more quickly this time.  Ugh.  I want to be in denial for a bit longer.  

post #40 of 63
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Welcome to all the new mamas!!  I am so excited to see our DDC grow and grow! 

So I went to the midwife yesterday and all is well, but after reviewing my chart and looking at exactly when I ovulated and when we DTD, she is putting my due date around June 26th!!!  According to my lmp it should be July 2nd, but my chart shows that I ovulated on day 8/9 and the only time we DTD that week was late on day 7.  So we are going to go with the earlier date so that I have less of a risk of being pre-term if the babe decides to show up a couple of weeks early.  We are not concerned with post-dates - my midwife will do homebirths until 44 weeks.  I would just UC if I went beyond that.  So if it's okay, I am going to stick with you ladies here in July!  I already feel at home here!

 

Alisha, I am having the same problem at 7 weeks.  My jeans still 'fit' but just not comfortably - you can definitely see my little belly straining through!  I lent out most of my maternity clothes so I think I will head to the resale shop to find some pants for now.  I can't imagine trying to fit into formalwear!  I feel so mushy!

 

Does anyone have anything fun to do this weekend?  I have my monthly girl's night out tomorrow but other than that, I think we are just going to work on cleaning up the backyard and getting ready for winter.  I can't even imaging snow yet!!!  It usually snows every year on my birthday (which is next week) so we will see what happens this year... 

 

 

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