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post #21 of 37

mugglesmom - I totally forgot that there's a pre-made protein drink that I like.  It's Odwalla brand, Vanilla Al'Mondo Protein (20 grams of protein per bottle).  Unfortunately, it's even more expensive than Naked, but it's nice and super smooth.  They also have a chocolate version, although I can't remember what it's called.  It's made with 86% organic ingredients so that's pretty decent. Not something that I'll be buying on a regular basis but it's nice to get sometimes. 

post #22 of 37
I used hypnobabies with my last birth and really liked it. I never felt like I was actually "hypnotized" but I thought it REALLY helped me relax, and honestly labor was pretty darn easy. I will say that the pushing stage hurt like a son of a *@tch, but it was only about 15 minutes, so doable. I need to get started on reviewing it this time around, just hard to find the time when I can be alone for a bit. I also fell asleep every time, but also woke up when it was done, so who knows??

I've also been a pretty emotional mess lately, although I am more grumpy then crying. The kids have also been absolute pains in the a$$ lately as well (I know, not very AP/gentle of me, but I CAN. NOT. TAKE. the whining and fighting and inability to wait one stinking second for anything anymore) which just adds to my grumpiness. I'm very very stressed-my beloved dog was JUST diagnosed with cancer that has already metastasized and we are trying to determine the best treatment course for her. Or maybe I should say *I* am trying to decide, as my not-so-D-DH just left for his shop for the night without even asking me what they found at the appointment today. He is trying to start his own business on top of his regular job, and I will say he is a VERY hard worker, but he goes to the shop 5-6 nights a week as soon as the kids are asleep, and works until 2-3 am, sometimes all night, and then the times he stays home he is exhausted and falls asleep. So I am alone every evening. This has been going on to some extent since I was pregnant with DD, so roughly 3 years, but the schedule has been getting worse, and I am just sick and tired of it. He says that you have to put in the time to start your own business, but that's HIS dream, not mine-sure I'd like him to be able to set his own hours and possibly make more money, but I'd rather he be around, and not exhausted, more.

And since I'm b!tching and moaning away, is there anyone else here that is having a hard time getting excited about the baby? I had initially wanted a 3rd, but then just at the time I got pregnant, started thinking maybe it was better to stop at 2. Too late!! DH did not want another (yet did nothing to PREVENT another) and anytime I worry about how to manage with 3, will crack "YOU'RE the one who wasn't complete without another baby". He won't discuss names-he's "just not into it" and between this attitude and his work schedule, I am pretty much dreading when the baby gets here. My other 2 kids have both been very high needs, bad sleepers, etc, and the thought of going through that AGAIN makes me want cry, and run away. And then I feel guilty about it-this poor little baby doesn't desever for me to not be excited about it.

OK, I have now complained enough. Sorry to be such a downer!!!!!
post #23 of 37

Kelly- I'm not excited yet either.  I'm also dreading when the baby comes.  I'm exhausted just dealing with the other four kids and we didn't plan on having a fifth.  This baby made its way through birth control.  I've never not been excited for a pregnancy and it's making me feel extremely guilty.  We have such busy lives and my 3.5 year old is such a pain in the rear about 90% of the time.  I just don't know what I'm going to do.  My DH has also been MIA lately.  He's working on fixing up our rental home so we can rent it out and he's literally there every day doing something.  I'm overwhelmed by having to do everything at this house by myself and I feel like I just can't catch a break.  I'm sorry to hear about your dog.  My dog tried to commit suicide this week by jumping up on the counter and gorging on homemade fudge that a neighbor dropped off.  I was worried sick about him.  He was acting off for 2 days. He's just now starting to pick back up from this.  Sorry I'm rambling in one paragraph.  I can't get my return key to work for some reason.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #24 of 37
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Radicaleel, could you tell me how that works out for you? I use the hypnobirthing (I think that's it... I get them confused, the Monagan method one) and I literally fall asleep within 5 minutes each and every time. I don't think Ive made it through the relaxation track once. I am skeptical to buy the hypnobabies course because I feel like I'll just sleep.

I don't know yet how its going to work but I'll let you know! FWIW I've heard over and over that Hypnobabies is better than Mongan Method. The lady I'm buying it from has done both (for different pregnancies) and she says Hypnobabies is awesome and way better. She also said she felt like she slept through a lot of it but it ended up working great for her during the birth anyway! So I'm hoping. You can maybe get your hands on a used copy for cheap if you ask around!
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by tourist. View Post

mugglesmom - I totally forgot that there's a pre-made protein drink that I like. It's Odwalla brand, Vanilla Al'Mondo Protein (20 grams of protein per bottle). Unfortunately, it's even more expensive than Naked, but it's nice and super smooth. They also have a chocolate version, although I can't remember what it's called. It's made with 86% organic ingredients so that's pretty decent. Not something that I'll be buying on a regular basis but it's nice to get sometimes.


It's called Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster! It's so yummy! But I should warn you guys 1) it contains an insane amount of sugar (I think something like 56 grams in one bottle) and 2) it's mostly soy-based protein, which is good to avoid especially in pregnancy because of the hormonal effects soy can have on your baby. Seriously I would not drink these regularly! But once in awhile as a treat, heck yeah! I think I've had 2 of them so far this preg.
post #26 of 37

Curlyfry - hug2.gif  I'm so sorry that you're having such a rough time.  I hope that your husband eventually comes around and starts to be supportive.  That's got to be very emotionally challening to deal with (his lack of involvement/empathy).  I'm so sorry for your dog.  That's so sad.

 

SurburbanHippie - Same to you.  hug2.gif  And just because I'm procrastinating my job, I'm going to blab on and on:  One good thing about fudge is that it's got such a high percent of sugar that, even though it *is* chocolate, it's not in high enough concentration to kill a dog (generally speaking of course).  The bad stuff would be baking chocolate that has almost nothing but cocao.  My dog ate a box of Valentine's Day chocolates a few years ago.  She got the runs really bad but that was about it.  She was MUCH worse off when she ate a bulb of garlic.  I thought she was going to die, but she pulled through.  Interestingly, the cat stole the garlic off the counter in an attempt to eat it himself, I assume.  If the cat had eaten it he probably would have died, it's even more toxic to cats.  I had no idea!  Now our garlic is in the fridge.

 

radicaleel - Yep, I was going to mention the soy and the sugar....Then I figured no one could actually afford to drink them often enough to cause any problems, lol.  They're really good though, just wish they didn't have the soy.  And I wonder why the Naked ones are so chalky?  It's annoying. 

 

I've been pretty emotional lately too.  It doesn't help that DS has been sick and DH has been working around the clock trying to maintain office presence here locally while supporting an implementation in Singapore virtually.  He's been stressed out and tired, and I'm tired, and DS is grumpy.  Thank goodness today is my last day of work for two weeks, we leave for vacation on Friday.  Caribbean cruise - here we come!  We sure do need it.

 

 

post #27 of 37

Tourist- Good to know about the garlic.  My dog generally turns his nose at it, but I'm going to move it out of reach just in case.  You never know!  My doggy has been very mellow since this whole fudge ordeal.  Now that I know he's going to be okay, is it okay to enjoy his lack of tearing around the house like a loon?  Sheepish.gif  He did get a little excited outside, but then he came in and slept in his dog cage.  It was pretty nice.

 

On a more on topic note, when are we in the third trimester?  Is it 26-27 weeks?  I'm so exhausted again and out of breath from doing things like carrying the laundry up the stairs.  Sometimes I feel like I'm going to suffocate in bed if I try to lay on my back (that isn't often though!), like my lungs are being smooshed.  I'm 24 weeks today (and feeling like 34 lol).

post #28 of 37

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Originally Posted by SuburbanHippie View Post

On a more on topic note, when are we in the third trimester?  Is it 26-27 weeks?  I'm so exhausted again and out of breath from doing things like carrying the laundry up the stairs.  Sometimes I feel like I'm going to suffocate in bed if I try to lay on my back (that isn't often though!), like my lungs are being smooshed.  I'm 24 weeks today (and feeling like 34 lol).


Me too!!  I'm starting to swell (ankles) and am pretty uncomfortable.  I definitely feel further along than my 24 weeks.  As for the 3rd tri...I think it's yes, week 26-27, or rather 26.6 weeks. wink1.gif  It looks like anywhere between 26-28 weeks officially marks the start of the third trimester.

 

This baby is so quiet, it drives me nuts because I don't feel him move anywhere near as much as I felt my DS1.  A little bit of poking and I can get him going, but otherwise he's pretty mellow.  I hope that's a sign of his temperment...I sure could use a mild mannered kiddo, DS1 is quite demanding and active.
 

 

post #29 of 37

I did not know that cats couldn't eat garlic. Good to know! My cat can't be bothered with eating anything  but the finest kitty food. For someone who doesn't have a job he's pretty demanding about how we spend our money. Sigh.

 

Tourist- so super jealous about your cruise. You are going to have a blast! Hurray!

 

I was trying to convince my husband that we should go away between our birthdays (meaning, NOW) since 1. We haven't been anywhere together in years 2. I'll be 30 and want to go away and 3. it would be nice to go away just the two of us before we need a sitter for 2. He didn't want to go away because I was pregnant and he was nervous. So here we are, facing a spring snow and NOT in the Caribbean. Lame. Next time I'm booking it and he can just deal with it.

 

SuburbanHippie I HEAR YOU, I really think I'm so much more pregnant that I am. I feel so much pressure down low in my pelvis that I think the baby has dropped. When she does drop she's gonna fall right out, lol

 

Radicaleel, I heard the same thing about hypnobabies too. That's why I am so torn about buying it!

 

 

 

post #30 of 37

Curlyfry- Alfalfa and Kelp have amazing ante-cancer properties as well as IP-6.

 

My little 20lb corgi had a nasty cancer tumor the size of a grapefruit on her liver and they gave her less than a month to live.  I was devastated.  I started giving her IP-6 tabs as well as some enzymes then found out about the alfalfa and kelp.

She lasted another 6 months.  I was so grateful for each "extra" day that I had her with me.  I'm so sorry you are going through this.  It was hard for me and still is at times.

 

Good luck and I hope it all goes smoothly for you.

 

 

post #31 of 37
I can not for the life of me multi-quote, so....

[quote name="tourist." url="/community/forum/thread/1305172/chat-thread-march-27th-april-2nd/20#post_16355825This baby is so quiet, it drives me nuts because I don't feel him move anywhere near as much as I felt my DS1.  A little bit of poking and I can get him going, but otherwise he's pretty mellow.  I hope that's a sign of his temperment...I sure could use a mild mannered kiddo, DS1 is quite demanding and active.
 

 

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I'm totally LOL at this-my DS was SO quiet in utero, I never felt any "painful" kicks of pushes etc, but he has been a class 5 hurricane since he was born. My DD was more active in utero but is overall more calm-not calm, just MORE calm. So I am hoping for a crazy active little babe in utero this time around-however, knowing my luck, it will backfire.
post #32 of 37
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Curlyfry- Alfalfa and Kelp have amazing ante-cancer properties as well as IP-6.

 

My little 20lb corgi had a nasty cancer tumor the size of a grapefruit on her liver and they gave her less than a month to live.  I was devastated.  I started giving her IP-6 tabs as well as some enzymes then found out about the alfalfa and kelp.

She lasted another 6 months.  I was so grateful for each "extra" day that I had her with me.  I'm so sorry you are going through this.  It was hard for me and still is at times.

 

Good luck and I hope it all goes smoothly for you.

 

 


Thanks HB. I keep going back and forth between being thankful for how long I HAVE had her, and then railing against fate for taking her from me so soon. She is getting her 1st treatment today, and we are also looking into some alternative stuff as well, so I will check into what you mentioned. The oncologist said that usually dogs with as much disease as she has feel SICK, while Banshee is still playing, so maybe she will live longer than expected. As it is, they are saying 2-3 months, so that is putting it pretty much right when this baby is due-prefect timing, of course. greensad.gif
post #33 of 37

I haven't posted in a long time but I'm still around. 27 weeks on Saturday, at my 24 week appointment I measured in at 27 weeks so I assume I'm even bigger now. I'm not sure where the 2nd trimester burst of energy was but I definitely feel more energy now that I'm heading into the 3rd trimester. I'm feeling like the baby is more engaged, it's getting pretty tight in there so not much choice. I was out shopping this morning and had the characteristic softball in my crotch sensation, lol. I don't feel a lot of hard kicks, more wiggles and bumps than anything but always at the same times so really predictable in that regard. I've had some hard kicks to my ribs a few times.

post #34 of 37

I had my OB appointment last Friday and got the shock of my life: I've gained 11 pounds in the past month! I was so depressed. bawling.gif I joked to DH that, hey, maybe half the weight is just me being so "backed up!"

 

Anyway, It's getting really tough to sit through work some days, considering that I'm at a desk most of the time and, by the end of the day, I feel like my belly is three times larger than it should be. Anyone else noticing that their belly is much bigger in the evening?

 

The LO is kicking away most of the time, but I haven't had any painful jabs or anything. DH did get to fell him kick the other day. It was so sweet! joy.gif

post #35 of 37

@Jo....that was totally me last month.  I couldn't believe that I had gained 11lbs in one month.  My MW said it's pretty common around the 20wk appt.  But thankfully later in the week or the next week, I took the biggest poo of my life and literally lost about 6lbs or so.  Was 160 at the appt in the am and dropped to 153/154 after said poo.  It was such a relief for me both physically and mentally. 

 

So maybe it just is some baby + poo

post #36 of 37

awallrising - I haven't been crying so much but god, am I irritable. Maybe because I feel like I'm nine months pregnant when I'm only SIX. This is the last week of my second trimester. Well, I'm just sick of being pregnant. I want my wine back please.

 

curlyfry - I give kudos to you and your DH for trying to start a business - we're also thinking about that and I just don't know how we would find the time.  So sorry to hear about your dog :( I also hope your husband eases off the work a little and makes time for your family.  And you are definitely not the only one not excited.  The only thing I'm excited for is not being a whale and sometimes, I think about my DS and number two playing when they are a little older... and that makes me happy, because our only son right now really needs a playmate.  But the next three years I could probably do without. Sleepless nights, crying, fits, not knowing what is wrong... I'll pass.

 

tourist - I sure hope your babe is mellow. Mine is doing somersaults around the clock like my first son did (which is why I think it's a boy).  And honestly, I'm not enjoying the movement so much like I did the first time. This baby is going to kick my bladder straight out of me by the time I'm nine months.

 

Anyone being completely lazy about exercising? I meant to at least walk every day but where is the time? Between work, my son and school, I can barely find time to study.  I think I've taken on too much but neither son... nor work... nor school are going anywhere soon.  I'm worried (irrationally) I'll be so flabby and out of shape by the time I need to deliver, I won't be able to do it. Of course, that's just my hormones thinking, right...?

post #37 of 37
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I had my OB appointment last Friday and got the shock of my life: I've gained 11 pounds in the past month! I was so depressed. bawling.gif I joked to DH that, hey, maybe half the weight is just me being so "backed up!"

 

Anyway, It's getting really tough to sit through work some days, considering that I'm at a desk most of the time and, by the end of the day, I feel like my belly is three times larger than it should be. Anyone else noticing that their belly is much bigger in the evening?

 

The LO is kicking away most of the time, but I haven't had any painful jabs or anything. DH did get to fell him kick the other day. It was so sweet! joy.gif


I gained weight like that with DS. I'd gain 1 lb for a visit then 10 for the next. Remember too this is a time of great gains in the baby too. They really start to gain weight now so I dont know about you guys, but I'm hungry a lot of the time smile.gif

And yes, Sages, I've been lazy about exercising. I bike for 30 mins then do a yoga video probably only 2 days a week. I'm outside with DS at least 4-5 days a week which includes carrying him up our really, really steep driveway, but that only takes a few minutes. We're in the hustle and bustle of working and preparing for a nice long vacation next week so I'm telling myself once we get back I'll go swimming in the mornings. But that means I have to set an alarm and get up early so we'll see how that goes!
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