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post #41 of 53
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I have boxes and boxes of RRL tea and an entire box of RRL waiting for me. I started drinking it back at like 5 weeks but I was having cramping with it, so I decided to wait until I was in my second trimester. I believe that today is the perfect freezing cold, rainy day to start drinking my tea again smile.gif






So weird, here in switzerland, they only take RRL tea as from 7 months of pregnancy. And this is a place that uses herbs for any and every occasion. I know the recommendations are different in the US, but i find myself holding out for 7 months anyway. There is, however, a nutritive herbal tea blend for pregnancy that i'd like to start on now that i'm feeling better. The perfect time of year for tea! cold.gif
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I was selfishly disappointed to see that we have another baby girl on the way.  I know that sounds awful and believe me I FEEL awful for feeling that way.  I was just really hoping for a son since this will probably be our last baby.  I know God's plan for our family is perfect, I was just hoping to have that feeling of being the mother of a son.  I hear so many women talking about their sons and it makes me a little sad that I will most likely never know that.  Bash me if you must...I'm just being honest.  I am already over it and in love with my new daughter growing inside of me, I just had to share.  Thanks for listening :) 

 

I was so sure that #2 was a boy that I gave away almost all of dd#1's girly stuff.  When the u/s showed another girl, I went straight to my car and cried my eyes out.  Terrible, I know, but that's what happened.  :bag  Of course I got over myself and cannot imagine our family without *her* ... but we're allowed our feelings, ya know?  DH wants a son SO badly and wants me to tell him my "gut" feeling but after being wrong with the last pregnancy I'm refusing to go on the record with anything!  LOL  Just told him AGAIN this morning that he's going to have to wait until the anatomy scan ... it's only a few weeks away!

post #43 of 53
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Santa Fe? Cold? Seriously? I always thought that was a warm place...course I've never actually been there. I'm in North Dakota and I'm not feeling any more cold than normal...course I also have my car in a nice heated underground garage and have been trying to go outside as little as possible. lol.gif That's my strategy for ND winters from now on. Man, it's nice not to have to scrape. Garage required!

I think I'm getting sick. greensad.gif I have a really sore throat this morning. Drat, I was hoping to avoid that this winter. Typically when I get sick, especially when pregnant, it seems to hang around for way too long. If it lasts past Christmas, I'm definitely finding a doc and getting the darn antibiotics.
post #44 of 53

Does this DDC have any twins yet? 

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Ya know...I was wondering that too...I don't remember anyone mentioning it...now I must check the intro thread lol

 

ETA: According to the DDC roster we have one set of twins due June 2. Of course there is still time for a few more to pop up lol

post #46 of 53

hiya mamas! 

 

i always seem to post at the end of a thread... hmmm. what could that mean? shrug.gif

 

i have been reading a few threads here, but it has been so very busy this week with late school nights and two play performances. just too busy to chime in. i can hardly believe i am 16 weeks today. i'm feeling the little wiggler more often and have been dreaming of bigger kicks, too. i am happy to say that my school will hold my position while i take time off with our baby. it looks like i will leave in early may and be off through december. i will probably visit my class weekly and maybe teach them a little art class or something with the baby coming along. i hope to return part-time from january through june of next year, teaching a few hours a day.

 

today is my 18th anniversary with dh and we are having a gathering this evening to celebrate our anniversary and the solstice. my sil bought fresh crab yesterday at the wharf and i'm making cheese and chocolate fondue. eat.gifyummy! dd and i are finally getting to decorating the house this afternoon. it is blustery and rainy today, so it will be such a cozy little party. i am looking forward to it. :)

 

 

i am so so relieved and happy to be off for two weeks, and will spend the next week getting ready for christmas. i've done hardly anything. still need to get our tree, make and send cards, cookies, get stocking stuffers, etc. etc. it will be a full week ahead!

 

i wish you all a peaceful solstice!

 

xo

post #47 of 53
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Does this DDC have any twins yet? 


I was wondering about that too. Every DDC has to have a couple sets of twins, and I'm just hoping it's not me! Although I have no reason to believe it is, other than not having an ultrasound yet so not knowing!
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Does this DDC have any twins yet? 




I was wondering about that too. Every DDC has to have a couple sets of twins, and I'm just hoping it's not me! Although I have no reason to believe it is, other than not having an ultrasound yet so not knowing!


Other than measuring ahead in weeks, and the fact that its my "turn" in terms of family history to have twins, there's been no signs.
 

post #49 of 53

Dh says we are having two this pregnancy. We have fraternal twins, our oldest two. No U/S's though, I always have a sense by 20ish weeks how many and sex of baby.

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Dh says we are having two this pregnancy. We have fraternal twins, our oldest two. No U/S's though, I always have a sense by 20ish weeks how many and sex of baby.



 I'm totally jealous of you and your beautiful large family!! Any secrets to share on how you do it?

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Dh says we are having two this pregnancy. We have fraternal twins, our oldest two. No U/S's though, I always have a sense by 20ish weeks how many and sex of baby.



 I'm totally jealous of you and your beautiful large family!! Any secrets to share on how you do it?


Don't be jealous! It is wonderful, joyous, beautiful, but also hard, tiring, money stretching, a sacrifice. God has given us, dh and I and my dear, sweet children the grace to muddle through each day. I can tell you how I do things if you ask me a specific question, LOL, otherwise the question is too broad :) Ask away, it isn't as amazing as it sounds.

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Dh says we are having two this pregnancy. We have fraternal twins, our oldest two. No U/S's though, I always have a sense by 20ish weeks how many and sex of baby.



 I'm totally jealous of you and your beautiful large family!! Any secrets to share on how you do it?


Don't be jealous! It is wonderful, joyous, beautiful, but also hard, tiring, money stretching, a sacrifice. God has given us, dh and I and my dear, sweet children the grace to muddle through each day. I can tell you how I do things if you ask me a specific question, LOL, otherwise the question is too broad :) Ask away, it isn't as amazing as it sounds.



Specifically the money aspect...I'm desperate to stay at home with my kids again, but we just can't afford for me to quit until DH has the "better paying job." I still would love more children, but only if i could guarentee I could be home with them ya know? Even if only part-time.

 

My mom was one of 13 kids...While I'm not up for meeting or exceeding that family record (lol.gif) I wouldn't mind 1-2 more after this one. I love the big family aspect even if it means things are tight.

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Originally Posted by Mamatoabunch View Post

Dh says we are having two this pregnancy. We have fraternal twins, our oldest two. No U/S's though, I always have a sense by 20ish weeks how many and sex of baby.



 I'm totally jealous of you and your beautiful large family!! Any secrets to share on how you do it?


Don't be jealous! It is wonderful, joyous, beautiful, but also hard, tiring, money stretching, a sacrifice. God has given us, dh and I and my dear, sweet children the grace to muddle through each day. I can tell you how I do things if you ask me a specific question, LOL, otherwise the question is too broad :) Ask away, it isn't as amazing as it sounds.



Specifically the money aspect...I'm desperate to stay at home with my kids again, but we just can't afford for me to quit until DH has the "better paying job." I still would love more children, but only if i could guarentee I could be home with them ya know? Even if only part-time.

 

My mom was one of 13 kids...While I'm not up for meeting or exceeding that family record (lol.gif) I wouldn't mind 1-2 more after this one. I love the big family aspect even if it means things are tight.

Well we have a modest income. My dh is a supervisor for the PO. At times we made much, much less. I have always stayed home. We are frugal, do w/o things some other people consider needs, don't buy the newest, coupon, school at home, buy majority used, etc. It is a lifestyle of choices. Staying home I definitely save what others would spend, no gas, no daycare, take out, etc. I don't have a cell phone, my dh has a pay as you go. We heat our house the majority w/ scrounged up wood. Don't buy much that isn't a clear need, if we don't have the cash for it, we don't buy it. 
 

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