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post #101 of 367

Weekend plans... baseball and softball. Gardening. Putting up a fence and trellises. Cleaning my disaster of a bedroom. Doing laundry. I should study for my med/surg exam on Tuesday, but I probably won't.

 

Today was my last clinical day on the floor, next week is our last last day for the semester and we'll be in the ER. Woo hoo! Today started out boring and slow and ended up with me working so hard that my scrubs were damp from me sweating. I got to assist with a bedside surgery, there was bleeding and suturing and panic. It was awesome. Days like this just reinforce that I'm in school for the right thing!

 

My son starts his intensive outpatient therapy program on Monday so I had to withdraw him from his school so that he can be enrolled in the school through the hospital's program. It's 10 days (2 weeks) so they do school with the kids during their time there. Along with group and individual therapy, family therapy, parenting classes, med evals, and in-depth psych evals. Hopefully this will give us some answers about what is going on with him and we can start learning ways to fix it with behavior modification and meds. I'm feeling hopeful about his future for the first time in a looooooong time. It's a huge relief and scary all at the same time.

 

I haven't talked to Baby Daddy in over a month. I feel like I should maintain contact with him, but I don't want to. Part of the problem is that I have nothing to say to him. My half of the conversation would be about how things are good and his half would be him complaining about being broke and his ex-wife. I don't even want to deal with that. Although, at some point I will need to make sure I have all of his information correct so that I can correctly fill out the birth certificate.

post #102 of 367

Jenni--- Yay on feeling motivated with work :) It's always nice to feel reassured and pumped up about a major life decision! Hoping that your son's new therapy will go amazing!

 

 

Well, we got some landscaping done today.... And that's about it. Found out that my mother is in the hospital again (she has had numerous problems since childhood, but in the last 20 years it's been mostly a struggle with medications and alcohol along with the physical ailments that she already deals with) She isn't doing so well at the moment, but the Dr. are going to treat her physical symptoms and then get her into another therapy program--- this will be the millionth one, so we aren't holding out hopes for a full recovery BUT it will usually give her a boost to have some good months! I'm also excited for a new doctor to see what is going on with her medication so that he will pull her away from the whack job that prescribes her anything she wants (she drives 2 hours to see this guy--- ridiculous). Anywho, this is all a little more complicated than usual due to the fact that she lives with my grandparents and is suppose to be helping provide care for my severely sick grandfather. My grandma can't handle him on her own and the aids only come every once in awhile. He needs round the clock care-- I may end up having to pay for someone to help out until my mom can get well enough to help again. Ugh. I hope she doesn't get fired from her job, it's really the only thing that keeps her going. She is an LPN at a nursing home and really loves her job. 

 

I thought that I would just vent about that for a moment.... feels better now :) Thanks girls!

 

Hoping for a wonderful weekend for everyone! Relax, enjoy family, and remember only a couple months of this hugeness left!joy.gif

post #103 of 367
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Jenni - enjoy the ER!! That's where I worked for the first 6 years of my nursing career. It is like no other place in the hospital, that's for sure!! I learned so much there - always something interesting. How is your son feeling about starting therapy? Does he want to give it a try or is he resistant? I will be thinking about you and hoping for the very best.

MaryE - dealing with addiction is so hard. I hope your mom's physical ailments mend enough for her to focus a bit on recovery. Maybe her new grandbaby will be a good motivator to stay sober? Lots of hugs to you and your family!

Sorry about my whine earlier. I am having a bad day... and I am trying so hard to snap out of it. Now that the kids are in bed and I can relax a little, I am starting to feel a little more even. I think the 3rd trimester really messes with my head.
post #104 of 367

grouphug.gif for all who need it...

 

it is getting hard to move around, though i'm not complaining too much! next week is my last week in the classroom. it is bittersweet. i know i am ready to be done...i'm completely exhausted from my work. but it is hard to have to let go of my class and leave them in the hands of another teacher.

 

i'm getting a pedicure tomorrow with my girlfriend, and also our doula is coming for a visit. i'm pretty excited about all that. i need some tlc and pampering....i also need something new to wear! seriously so tired of the maternity items that still fit. i might go for a cheap maxi dress, something that i can also wear over the summer...

 

32 weeks this weekend! time to post a new photo in the belly thread...

 

lots of love to you all,

xo

post #105 of 367

Wow, hugs to many!

 

I'm excited about my new phone, a Droid X. I've been playing with it quite a bit!

 

I'm also excited that I decided to finally get a script for my yeast infection. I'm a little nervous to use this stuff, but I'll be glad to be feeling better.

 

Planning to get DH out and have him help me set up the garden bed on Sunday. That's it for big plans around here.

 

Baby seems to be pretty firmly lodged under my right rib. I'm hoping she will not stay there for the duration.

 

Now, off to go do Hypnobabies, I've been a slacker this week.

post #106 of 367

I'm excited about this weekend!  We're going to an Exotic Car Show AND a Pie Festival tomorrow, so DH gets to drool over expensive Italian sports cars and I get to stuff myself with desserts.  And then Sunday we're going to a garden festival.  Florida is big on festivals, I guess.  That one might get nixed, though, because DH has been feeling crummy for the last almost-two weeks (he keeps insisting he has a sinus infection, but I really just think it's allergies - he's kind of a wimp when he gets sick orngbiggrin.gif), so he might want to relax a bit.  But as long as I get pie, I'm okay!

 

On the phone today my sister asked me the weirdest pregnancy-related question I've heard yet: "Do you love being pregnant?"  I was completely nonplussed.  At first the only answers I could come up with were sarcastic: "What's not to love?  I look like a boat, I can't eat past 5pm because I get serious heartburn, none of my clothes fit, and I wake up every 3 hours to pee.  Pregnancy ROCKS!"  I ended up saying something like "I love the fact that I'm about to be a mom," because I really do.  I'm so excited to have the baby and go from there.  But just being pregnant...?  Nope.  Sorry.

post #107 of 367

So the pregnany insomnia finally hit me as well.  I try and take benadryll or something else but when I do, for some reason I am so drowsy but can't sleep because of restless leg.  Dont have it the nights I don't take anything.  Around 3 I usually can drift off.  The other night though, I didnt get to bed till 7, toddler woke me at 9 then I had another 2 hours during his nap from 1-3.  I thought, well, at least I am so tired Ill fall right to sleep tonight.  Nope!  I did fall asleep easier but woke up every hour needing to pee, drink, or try to turn over in bed while painfully dealing with PSD so pelvix hurts!  Also have some round ligaments on each side that I keep on pulling without even trying and end up not being able to move well the rest of the day.

 

Also, for some reason, out of no where, my belly feels like it gained 20 lbs overnight.  Its just so heavy to carry around now!  whether I am laying on my side, sitting or standing, my belly feels so heavy!!  Heartburn is getting to me as well.  I dont remember feeling this miserable until 36 weeks with the previous pregnancies.  Maybe this is just one of the things you forget.

 

My biggest issue however, is the fact that for some crazy reason, I have found myself twice now, freaking out over the pain of childbirth.  So weird being my 6th time and doing it all or mostly natural every other time.  My last was only 2 hours and I handled it super well.  Usually the pain of it is the first thing you forget.  I have been in so much discomfort with other stuff lately that is has been easy to remember exactly what it felt like and how intense it was and how afraid it can make you if you lose your focus.  I tend to have very short intense labors.

 

I am not sure why I am getting nervous about the pain.  This is new for me.  Something I guess I will have to work through.  I keep having this weird feeling i am going to end up laboring mostly alone.  Maybe DH will be late getting here from work (he works an hour away) or midwife will be hard to get ahold of (that happened birth before last but she still made it in plenty of time).  Maybe subconsciously I am preparing myself to deal with this alone if needed.  The laboring after it gets to the intense point that is, not really thinking about delivering alone, haha.  Though thats usually the easiest part, usually one or two pushes they are out.

 

Cant believe I am so close yet still so far away (7 weeks) its flying by and dragging at the same time. 

 

 

post #108 of 367

Sharita, have you considered listening to some relaxation/positive visualization tracks? I am really enjoyed Hypnobabies.

post #109 of 367
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Sharita, have you considered listening to some relaxation/positive visualization tracks? I am really enjoyed Hypnobabies.



As a three time Hypnobabies mom I'll second this. 

post #110 of 367
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Sharita, big hugs!!  I am in Chicago, too, and if you ever need a mama pep talk we can meet at a park or something with the kids!  I am up on the north side and a few other MDC mamas and I get together once a week (usually on Saturday or Monday mornings).  Let me know if you are ever interested in joining us.  Sometimes just talking it out can help calm your fears!  I also have the Rainbow Relaxation CD from the hypnobabies thing and you are welcome to it if you want.  It's just not my thing.  

 

I am also feeling achey, uncomfortable, and generally crappy like I usually do in the last month - it really has hit early this time around.  I keep asking myself how the heck I am going to get through the next 11 weeks??!!  One day at a time, I guess!

 

 

post #111 of 367
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Sharita, big hugs!!  I am in Chicago, too, and if you ever need a mama pep talk we can meet at a park or something with the kids!  I am up on the north side and a few other MDC mamas and I get together once a week (usually on Saturday or Monday mornings).  Let me know if you are ever interested in joining us.  Sometimes just talking it out can help calm your fears!  I also have the Rainbow Relaxation CD from the hypnobabies thing and you are welcome to it if you want.  It's just not my thing.  

 

I am also feeling achey, uncomfortable, and generally crappy like I usually do in the last month - it really has hit early this time around.  I keep asking myself how the heck I am going to get through the next 11 weeks??!!  One day at a time, I guess!

 

 


Oh how I wished near some MDC mamas! I'm the middle of nowhere. I'd love to meet you guys if I could. love.gif

 

I did a little shopping today. It was a bit of a blow to my self-esteem seeing my body under fluorescent lights, but at least I managed to get a couple of shirt-dress type things.

 

I feel so uncomfortable in my own skin at the moment. I hate feeling like a blob.

post #112 of 367

I hear ya on the insomnia. Still having it really bad around here. I was up until 5 last night. It goes between waves of RLS to my mind racing to having to pee...etc. All in all... it just plain sucks. I have a lot to do and a lot of it is physical work so I was hoping to catch up on some sleep this weekend... let's start praying now for tonight praying.gif

post #113 of 367

Insomnia has started for me as well. I hate it b/c I am one of those people that cannot function well at all on less sleep. I took the kids to a safety fair today. It was really nice. Lots of nice little goodies for the kids, free books, pencils, crayons. Three of my children that needed bike helmets also got free ones. Good day. I then went to BRU for their "baby shower" thing. It was so lame. At least they could have had cake, LOL. I got home though and they called that I had won a $25 gift card. That was a boost to my sagging mental state the last few weeks. I just wish they sold sheepskins though, or in our house we call furs and Finnian calls his baby. That is all I really need now.

 

Otherwise farm stuff is still being worked on. More crying this week, more stress, more problems. The sellers are getting anxious. I just pray we can get it done very soon.

 

I finished school w/ the youngest 4, except math, so that is a very positive thing. Makaley and Arden are going to take the written test next week to get their provisional license. I cannot believe we have reached this point. 

 

 

post #114 of 367

Arrrgh. Worst night yet this pregnancy. :( DD has been a real rotter this last week or so - talking back (with surprising fluency and nuance, given that she just turned three!), super-clingy, constantly whining, freaking out over every little thing, and her sleep has regressed again. Usually she'll start off in my bed for milks, then as soon as she falls asleep DH will transfer her to her own bed, where she'll stay for most of the night before hopping back in with us in the morning. Last night he got back late, though, and in transferring her woke her up out of a deep sleep, and she utterly FREAKED out. For... I don't know... hours. I ended up in tears too because she just would not shut up, and I was exhausted and had the worst heartburn I've had so far (probably not helped by the searing rage, to be honest). I got maybe an hour or two of sleep all night. I've used Hypnobabies techniques in the past to get rid of heartburn, but I wasn't exactly in a great frame of mind for it last night.

 

So this morning I'm staying home from church to catch up on some sleep. I hate this. If we only had a spare bed and bedroom, I could take off when DD's being a brat and get some REST. But our spare bedroom is occupied by our flatmate, and unless I want to sleep on the couch - which isn't ideal given my current shape and size! - I can't really escape. :(

 

Also, eating lime marshmallow pie before bed? Probably not such a good idea.

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Arrrgh. Worst night yet this pregnancy. :( DD has been a real rotter this last week or so - talking back (with surprising fluency and nuance, given that she just turned three!), super-clingy, constantly whining, freaking out over every little thing, and her sleep has regressed again. Usually she'll start off in my bed for milks, then as soon as she falls asleep DH will transfer her to her own bed, where she'll stay for most of the night before hopping back in with us in the morning. Last night he got back late, though, and in transferring her woke her up out of a deep sleep, and she utterly FREAKED out. For... I don't know... hours. I ended up in tears too because she just would not shut up, and I was exhausted and had the worst heartburn I've had so far (probably not helped by the searing rage, to be honest). I got maybe an hour or two of sleep all night. I've used Hypnobabies techniques in the past to get rid of heartburn, but I wasn't exactly in a great frame of mind for it last night.

 

So this morning I'm staying home from church to catch up on some sleep. I hate this. If we only had a spare bed and bedroom, I could take off when DD's being a brat and get some REST. But our spare bedroom is occupied by our flatmate, and unless I want to sleep on the couch - which isn't ideal given my current shape and size! - I can't really escape. :(

 

Also, eating lime marshmallow pie before bed? Probably not such a good idea.


Oh goodness, I just hate that. BTDT. Little sleep and pregnant and screaming child in the night makes me nuts. You can add Finnian and Eiley to the rotter list, love it, LOL. Finnian screams at the top of his lungs as of late, for no reason.

 

post #116 of 367

Oh man Smokering, that is just the worst. I'm generally a pretty zen mama, but prolonged screaming in the middle of the night makes me think violent thoughts.

 

 

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Edited.

 

 


Edited by Tumble Bumbles - 4/10/11 at 4:38pm
post #118 of 367

My, what a chatty bunch!  6 pages in and it's only the 10th!  I can hardly keep up.

 

Finally, I am most certainly pregnant.  Some pubis symphysis "looseness" happening - I refuse to call it dysfunctional yet - really slowing me down though.  I gave a shiatsu session yesterday and felt decidedly un-catlike - may be time to cut that out.  I'm only 29 weeks though!  There's still plenty of time to get uncomfortable.  And it has hit 90 two days in a row, so summer is threatening to take over.  My feet are swelling just thinking about it... at least everybody else will be wearing flip-flops too! 

 

Heartburn, yeast infections, falling-apart-joints, swelling feet, closet full of clothes that don't quite fit... yep, I'm most certainly pregnant.

 

Dug out the old diapers this morning, and I have a ton of Medium prefolds, 6 fitted newborn size that I need to get pins for, 6 or 7 covers of various sizes, 6 motherease one-size, a couple random EC pants, and a dozen new flats I picked up at an amazing sale - organic baby store moving locations, 50% off everything!  There wasn't much left when I stumbled upon it, but I still scooped up some good stuff.  An amber teething necklace for $10!

 

Any of you ever used flats for the newborn stage?  I suppose I'll play with folding.  Oh, also 4 bumgenius one-size that need to be stripped, which I have yet to research.  I did a round with bac-out 2 years ago that didn't work.  Guess I should check out the diapering forum for stripping advice.  It's been so long!

 

My mom is throwing a shower for me May 1.  I'm kind of shy about asking for stuff for a second baby, but I realized we really don't have much besides the diapers and a Boppy... we'll need another convertible carseat when s/he outgrows the bucket, and I have my eye on a few other things like a Gypsy Mama wrap, diaper sprayer, a couple kimono tops.  It seems kind of weird to ask for things for a second baby, but I guess if people want to give us things, I might as well ask for things we'll actually use!  Have already made my mom promise no silly shower games, just ladies chatting and snacking, so it'll be fairly painless I guess.

 

DS is so BIG these days.  We got him a balance bike and he's actually big enough to reach the ground.  And he has done bedtime at two different friends' houses, completely successfully without a peep, while DH and I went out to shows.  Amazing.  Just when we're about to add a baby, my baby becomes a kid!  He's been wearing new Batman pajamas for 2 weeks straight, and insisting we call him Batman.  The only way I can get pants on our little nudist!

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OMG the RLS is a freaking nightmare!!! Mine is to the point where I can't even take a nap anymore because my legs are so dang twitchy. It's maddening. I can't sleep at night unless I take a Caltrate and a magnesium capsule. Nothing else helps at all. However, with the calcium/Vit D and mag combo I can actually fall asleep (which has been getting harder and harder to do) and stay that way because my legs aren't twitching all night long.

 

My main issue with sleep lately seems to be that the little belly bean gets crack from somewhere and takes it at around 9:30 every night. So he's spazzing out in there for a good hour or more while I'm trying to fall asleep. I've started doing short videos of my belly while he's doing his circus act because it's insane the things that my belly does! I never had this with any of my other kids so it's a whole new experience for me. They were active, but it wasn't anything like this.

 

Wake_up, I hear you on the temps too! Although I do like warmer/hotter temps, it's really early in the season for 3 consecutive days of 90 degrees. We haven't turned the A/C on yet, but I'm thinking that tonight is the night. I was too hot to sleep comfortably last night, even with the fan going right on me and all the windows open.

 

I should be cleaning my room right now... but I'm not. I'm sort of writing thank-you notes to my school friends that threw me the school friend baby shower last week. I have way more important things to do, but I'm tired and I don't feel like doing any of them. lol

post #120 of 367

*yawn* Well, thankfully DD had a good night last night. She even transferred herself from our bed to hers after having milks, without so much as a peep! And no heartburn. I feel much more human and much less inclined to eat my young.

 

Spent a lot of yesterday knitting a baby vest and watching Friends - not a bad way to spend the day! Today I need to sink my teeth into another sewing project, but I'm not sure which one. Maybe the baby shirt that's already cut out and hiding in a plastic bag somewhere.

 

wake_up: Ahh, you're lucky! I wish DD would sleep at other people's houses! We tried her at Gran's a month or two ago and it was not a success - she came back teary-faced at 11PM. :p I would REALLY love to go away for a night with DH before the baby's born, though; and I'd like DD to be able to sleep at Gran's for the two nights I'll be at the birthing centre. Being alone in the centre with a new baby won't be very relaxing, if DH has to go home to sleep with DD; but having DD there might not work either. She'd have to sleep in a corner of the room on the floor. So, yeah. And it doesn't help that MIL and FIL clearly think DD is abnormal and "should" be able to sleep over, if it weren't for our terrible parenting....

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