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post #21 of 86

Ewwww livacreature. That stinks. Sorry you had to go through that.

 

Good luck Sue!

 

DH leaves on Thursday. He will be gone for about 17 days (unless they make him stay longer). I'm bumming about that, but at least he was able to delay this trip until this month (it was supposed to be last month). I'm feeling better now than I was then so it'll be easier to have him gone. He should be back before my next appointment too so that's cool. I am not looking forward to ds's reaction though. Anytime dh leaves for work ds's schedule gets so messed up that he has a really hard time dealing with it.

 

We told ds last night that dh is leaving on Thursday. DS is already acting up eyesroll.gif It'll be a fun month for sure.

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Morning, ladies! Steph ROTFLMAO.gif you are too funny. Did it pass again, or are you still nauseated? In case of the latter, hugs!
AFM, I am still sick as a dog. Today is a little better than yesterday though, so yay for progress! It's been four days since I've had a cup of coffee, and just the thought of it makes me want to hurl. So odd... I used to be an absolute coffee addict! Even through my previous pregnancies I never lost my appetite for coffee. I have no idea what changed. It makes me kind of sad to have to do without my java... But I know it's better for the little sprout anyway so it's all good!



You're a couple weeks ahead of me I think- but it seems we're on the same page! I also haven't had any coffee at all lately and it's totally odd to me- I can ALWAYS drink (and love) coffee. I've been actually feeling a *tiny* bit better over the last 2 days (which of course makes me panicked), but still not good enough for my beloved cup of joe.
 

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This week I have traveled by plane the 600 miles home.

 

These are the things I have learned.

 

1) People should be required to shower before a flight.  And you should not be allowed to get around the 3 ounce rule by that shower being in your cologne.  Seriously, people.  Enclosed space.  Shared air supply.  And don't you dare give ME the dirty look when I make use of my complimentary barf bag.  And don't judge me when I pick up extras from seats as I leave the plane.  

 

2) Automatic toilets are the bane of my existence.  I would like to vomit without it being splashed back at me.  Geez, people.  

 

3) Going on "vacation" during the first trimester is really traveling for too long to lay on someone else's couch.  

 

4) My friend's and my mom's friends back home drink all the freaking time.  There's only so many ways a girl can dodge a cocktail without looking like something is up.


 

Oh my. You are a trooper. You deserve a medal. Seriously.

Excessive cologne is rough when not pregnant, but now? All hell would break loose!! I get stressed about seeming normal with our short visits with friends- but a long trip right now sounds like no fun at all. Way to go!

 

In other news, I finally learned how to quote on this stupid thing! I'm a total forum idiot, so this is exciting!.

 

I have my first appt with my MW tomorrow and I'm wondering if I should ask for an U/S for peace of mind. I keep waffling... With my miscarriage I saw the hb and still lost her a few days later, so it shouldn't be that big of a deal to me, but I'm already past the point where I lost her and I feel soooo bad, things just have to be fine! Right?! [now is NOT the time for horror stories of feeling horrible and still losing the LO]

 


 

 

post #23 of 86
luxlove.gif My mother is so awesome. We were chatting in email about maternity clothes and she just sent me some photos of her 1970s maternity clothes: a sundress sewed from a bedsheet, a big peasant blouse, and some double-knit polyester. She looks go great! Plus, it's just hitting me that this pregnancy is going to allow me to connect with her in a way I never have before. mecry.gif (pregnant lady overly emotional tears)
post #24 of 86

livacreature, ugh. Hope you are having a better time now that you are home!

 

We just booked flights for summer vacation. I am so excited! We are going to visit my sister and her family, and my mom is coming with us. They live across an ocean from us and we haven't even met their youngest in person yet. It will be wonderful to spend time together and also to get to go hiking in the mountains.

 

capretta, that's so lovely. That made me think of how one of the things that shocked the pants off of me after having DS was how choked up I continue to get over his relationships with his grandparents and other extended family. It just feels like such a wonderful gift to him to have these other adults who love him and who give him yet another dimension of what it means to be a beloved member of a family. They all have their moments, and we are quite different people in a lot of ways, but it makes me feel so lucky that he has all these people who love him.

post #25 of 86

I'll be 9 weeks tomorrow!!!  Oh my gosh, the time is already speeding by!

 

I noticed today that I can feel my uterus- even under all my belly flab!!  It stops a finger or two below my belly button.  I was a little surprised!  I tried to feel lit about a week ago when I was lying down in bed, but couldn't distinguish anything because of the texture of my many previous stretch marks.  And today, in the shower, I could just tell!  There was that familiar firm, round bump in my belly.  That was sorta nice.  :)

 

I think my nausea has officially gone away.  Which means, what... it lasted maybe two weeks altogether?  But I haven't had any queasiness for a good week now.  Every now and then I eat something that seems to not agree with me, and it makes me feel like I'm the very edge of being queasy, and is uncomfortable, but I never get all the way there.

 

I have off-and-on insomnia.  Last night I randomly woke up at 4am and couldn't get back to sleep for a good hour.  The light from the window bothered me (which got me brainstorming about how to darken my window more), it felt too warm in the room (though the thermostat was set the same as always), DH seemed too far in the middle of the bed and I felt like my space was being invaded, I couldn't get comfortable on the side I *wanted* to lay on, and on and on.....  it was really annoying.  Every now and then I have a night like that, no matter how tired I am. 

 

I've been having annoyingly realistic dreams, too.  Like walking around with my cell phone in my hand ALL DAY, and my fingers constantly brushing the volume controls and inadvertently turning off my ringer altogether.  And someone constantly needing to get a hold of me, and being annoyed that I couldn't manage to keep my phone turned on so they could reach me.  And then I would be embarrassed, but it would keep happening no matter how hard I tried in the dream to fix it.

 

I am in *love* with sour cream this week.  On baked potatoes, in quesadillas, as an ingredient in ranch dip, and so on.  I need more sour cream ideas.  I can't get enough of it, but I don't have a huge variety of things I can put it on!

 

I have my first visit with a local midwife tomorrow.  I'm a little nervous!  What if I don't like her?  Will I have to start searching all over again (when I really HATE searching)?  I hope it goes well.  DH is coming with me, so we can both get a feel for her.  I REALLY hope it works out - her home office is only 5 minutes away!!  That's such a big perk when my day has so many back-and-forth trips in it already.

 

I ordered maternity clothes online a couple days ago, and also bought a few things from a department store.  I'm not even needing maternity clothes just yet!  But I can't get it off my mind.  I'm frustrated about jeans and pants, though.  I can't fit into my previous pants (too small), but I'm also not having much luck finding my size at a reasonable price in a store.  Maybe I'll just live in skirts and dresses this time around.

 

Capretta, I love your story, too.  So sweet!  I think I'm a little more teary this time than I have been before.  I made myself cry thinking about DH being at a job interview.  Being hopeful, excited, supportive, etc.  ... it just all built up and turned into tears that I couldn't hold back.  I felt a little crazy!  ;)

post #26 of 86

OMG! This was a huge issue at our house last night. Sadly, I realize now I was being *really* irrational about it but I. Could. Not. Sleep with dh right in the middle of the bed like he always is. I pretty much made him cower on the very edge of the bed in fear last night to go to sleep. redface.gif dizzy.gif
 

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DH seemed too far in the middle of the bed and I felt like my space was being invaded

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OMG! This was a huge issue at our house last night. Sadly, I realize now I was being *really* irrational about it but I. Could. Not. Sleep with dh right in the middle of the bed like he always is. I pretty much made him cower on the very edge of the bed in fear last night to go to sleep. redface.gifdizzy.gif
 

LOL!!!  I worked hard to control myself and only elbowed him away once, but I know EXACTLY what you mean, and I find it particularly hilarious right now!!  I will not be surprised to find myself doing the same thing to poor DH before long.  Especially once I introduce the body pillow.  Someday, we'll have a King sized bed.  But I doubt it will happen before baby is born.... poor DH.  ;)

post #28 of 86
Mine tries to snuggle me in his sleep and keeps accidentally hitting me in the face. I just use those rude awakenings as reason to get up for my middle of the night potty break... Which then wakes him up so I get to tell him he hit me in the face again. :P I've started strategically placing my body pillow as a buffer.
post #29 of 86

Ugh - I forgot about the full-bladder u/s! Thanks for the reminder. Can't wait. duh.gif

 

Liveacreature - ((hugs)) I hope you're home and comfy(er) now!

 

Capretta - Awe! <3

 

Steph - lol! Your poor DH!!

 

AFM - I can't stop buying baby fluff. I already have a ton of newbie diapers and just ordered 2 pairs of longies. Sheepish.gif They're so cute though!

post #30 of 86

Just a FYI- I did not have a full bladder with my ultrasound (actually, I had to pee in a cup for them about 30 minutes before the ultrasound) and it was fine. thumb.gif

 

AKChix0r- no way.... you're getting beat up at night too? That's why our whole "argument" (I'll call it that but it was really me yelling while dh inched farther and farther away) started last night is because I'm being awoken every single freaking night with dh "hitting" me in the middle of the night (his arms just fly out, he's totally asleep). I made him move allllll the way to his side of the bed last night so that he couldn't reach me. LOL! I would love a king size bed but, alas, we just bought this queen so we won't be getting a new one for a looooong time.

post #31 of 86

nicole- I've bought so much baby stuff already... it's kinda embarrassing. LOL! Today I went to target to return a few things that we had gotten for a wedding gift (we had gotten duplicates). Of course I had to look at the baby stuff. I ended up with 4 more baby books (we looooove books around here so we start 'em young winky.gif ).

post #32 of 86

lol!! I'm such a baby shopping glutton. I want to see what you've gotten!!

post #33 of 86

Livacreature: ew.  Just ew.  And, sorry.

 

Mamabutterfly:  I am due late October too.  (Actually, DS was so late that I've considered joining the November DDC just in case.)  Time is just dragging for me!  I am definitely feeling more nauseous this week, and so tired I can't think or function.  

 

Today I was nauseous and tired, and then just for a change of pace I did it again.  DS takes a nice long morning nap, and lately I have been able to coax him back to sleep for a little longer by nursing him in bed with me.  Utter bliss! 

 

This afternoon I was sure I was going to puke.  I just get so tired of eating all the freaking time!  Nothing sounded good, everything made me want to gag.  I adore food and I hate how picky I get when I'm pregnant.  I took a B6 tablet and I started to feel better right away.  I'll have to try it again and see if it was really the B6 or if it was something else.  Anyone have recommendations for how much B6 to take to counteract nausea?  

post #34 of 86
Hehe.... I guess if you twist my arm... Lol! Dh leaves thursday for most of the month so this weekend I'll clear out the baby closet and take pics!
post #35 of 86

I haven't bought much 'regular' baby stuff. I don't need much of that with a 3.5 yo and a 2 yo. I have bought mostly diaper stuff. We do need a crib, changing table(/dresser?) and another convertible car seat though. :) Of course - the expensive stuff! lol

 

So, far some things I have gotten for the belly bean are.. Tiny prefitteds (wub!), colorful fitteds, AIO's, adorable fitted.. and a bunch of other sensible, tiny, white fitteds. Plus a bunch of other random stuff I don't have pics of. This and this are the longies I bought in the past two days. Sheepish.gif Don't tell my husband. lol

post #36 of 86

hug2.gif PseudoDiva. I hate having to eat all the time too.
 

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Hehe.... I guess if you twist my arm... Lol! Dh leaves thursday for most of the month so this weekend I'll clear out the baby closet and take pics!


joy.gif I'll have to take a big group shot of all the crap I have so far. ;)

post #37 of 86

I have been picking up random clothing items that I see on sale. I got a 0-3 mos sleeper with a Halloween print on it for $2 yesterday. Dh doesn't even blink anymore when I buy something. We had ds in Costa Rica so we had no need for warm stuff at all so I have very little in warmer clothing in anything under 18 months. I haven't bought much though - maybe $10 in total. My MIL bought a newborn Christmas sleeper which made me laugh as ds wore newborn for about a day & I figure this babe is likely to be similar.

 

I had my u/s yesterday & they adjusted my edd from Oct 6 to Oct 8 - so I was pretty accurate with what I thought was going on. I saw the heartbeat & that was super reassuring. My doctor told me (& I have no idea where he got this stat) that if we see a heartbeat at this point there is a 98% chance of carrying to term. It sure sounds reassuring anyway.

 

We decided to go ahead & announce on facebook yesterday. It was kind of fun getting all the congrats notes.

post #38 of 86

Congrats, lifeguard!

post #39 of 86

I'm only 5 weeks, but I've already gotten a pair of pants, a wrap-style onesie and a sweater. This is my second, and with my first I bought ONE thing for him and didn't know his gender, and I missed the connecting feeling that getting little things for him would have given me. I just wasn't a baby person, and didn't get into it last time. This time, I bought a nice pair of maternity jeans on Ebay before I even tested, also!

 

As of today, coffee is stomach-turning. I had a nice minty black tea instead and am happy.

post #40 of 86
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I haven't bought much 'regular' baby stuff. I don't need much of that with a 3.5 yo and a 2 yo. I have bought mostly diaper stuff. We do need a crib, changing table(/dresser?) and another convertible car seat though. :) Of course - the expensive stuff! lol

 

So, far some things I have gotten for the belly bean are.. Tiny prefitteds (wub!), colorful fitteds, AIO's, adorable fitted.. and a bunch of other sensible, tiny, white fitteds. Plus a bunch of other random stuff I don't have pics of. This and this are the longies I bought in the past two days. Sheepish.gif Don't tell my husband. lol


Love it! Those are too cute! We won't be cloth diapering (I just can't see me having the time/energy for it, sadly). But those are tooooo cute!

 

We are starting out all over again so we need EVERYTHING. After I had my ds I got rid of all his baby stuff because I knew it would be a loooong time, if ever, before I had another baby (I left ds's bio-dad when ds was less than 2 months old and I was not interested in dating or anything for years after that). So, yeah. Everything is needed and I'm having a lot of fun looking. LOL! Things are a lot different than even when my ds was a baby!

 

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