Zub~praying for baby!!
RR: new shoes equals a good run today.
Zub, hugs. I will tell you that when I got pregnant with my ds (my 3rd kid), it was the pregnancy the doctors told us would 'never' happen (dd1 and dd2 were both IVF babies). I had positive but faint home pregnancy tests and when I went for a prelim HcG blood test, the idiot nurse called me and said, "Well you're barely pregnant but the numbers don't look good so don't get your hopes up." I cried for days and was a constant panty checker (love that phrase Bec!) ... and finally made an appt with a midwife, who tested me and said, 'barely pregnant is PREGNANT until proven otherwise. Pray for the best, give yourself some peaceful vibes, and go about your life.'
Best advice ever. Two weeks later I was blissfully vomiting my guts out. And then came ds...(waterbirth).
Having lost babies and then having precarious beginnings to all my pregnancies, I can well relate to that overwhelming stress and fear (and not wanting to move, lest you 'loose' things -- however irrational that might be). All I can say is we love you, we're sending you light and good pregnancy vibes, and whatever happens you have the Dingos at your back.
Quick run this morning, I'm traveling again tomorrow/Fri to try AGAIN to find a rental house. This time it's just me which actually will be easier. And I'm staying with a (new) friend. So think good house thoughts...
I am so proud to announce that I have a 3rd child who is riding on two wheels!!! She has been nearly ready for over a year, but lacked confidence last summer/fall. I took her to the playground parking lot and she did an amazing job! Turning is something that needs work, but if she's going straight, she's doing well! She was even starting to get the hang of riding on a narrow sidewalk. I imagine a few more practice sessions at the parking lot and she'll be on her own!
Goodness, Dingoes, you are the best. It is such an anxious time and to add to that I am absolutely exhausted. The digital test I took was more reassuring and since I tested so early I am trying not to freak out. At least I haven't had any negative results. Jen, my Dr won't do any blood work because a) it won't make any difference. b) she thinks it will feed my anxiety and wont in the end bring me much relief. I am sure she would if I pushed the issue but I am going to try and be patient and wait for the 14th.
it's phenomenal how quickly you become attached to these little balls of potential.
ETA - Jen, I made the blog private so I could talk about being pregnant... I sent you an invite! Feel free, anyone, to email/message me if you want to read my blog. It's mostly my training and moaning blog
Yes, Alex, we are here for you. I hope you get the rest that you need and get some more positive signs soon.
Nick, good luck with the house hunting!
Bec, congrats on the biking!
I am hanging out with DS tonight, just the two of us. We will leave here before the sun comes up to drive to TN to pick up my DD who has spent the last two weeks (almost) in Alaska with my dad and sister's family. I missed her sooooo much and can't wait to see her!!
And since they will all be jet-lagged, I can squeeze in an early morning run.
So... tired. DD2 coughed all night again and we slept on the bathroom floor with the shower running hot for at least 2 or 3 hours. This needs to end, preferably before we leave on vacation tomorrow . Anyone have any good home remedies for cough? Today will be spent packing, cleaning and otherwise getting ready. Plus I have to go to a school board meeting this afternoon. Hope I can remain awake and upright.
bec ~ congrats on the third kid on two wheels! It's such a huge milestone.
Gaye ~ nice work on your presentation to the patients last night. Sounds like you and your classmate hit it out of the park!
mommajb ~ tying up all those loose ends is exhausting, isn't it? Good luck getting it all done. I know you can do it!
real ~ that doesn't seem right that your seatpost is slipping. Can you bring it into the shop and have them look at it? I know our local bike shop will do that kind of thing for free.
zub ~ wishing you lots of nausea ! As awful as it feels, morning sickness can really make you feel more secure those first few months.
Nic ~ hope you find that perfect house this weekend
RR ~ yesterday I managed 30 minutes on the elliptical (with numb feet) and a 25 minute walk on the indoor track. I'm taking today off to get ready for our vacation. Oh, and DH mentioned last night that "my back symptoms might feel better if I lost a little weight" . I know he's right, but it still hurts to hear it out loud.
Zubs ~ Thinking of you! Relax, take care of you, and I hope the good sticky signs start showing up soon.
Gaye ~ That sounds like a rewarding day!
Good luck house hunting, Nic!
We are getting ready for a wedding this weekend in the Chicago area. My to-do list is filled with things like finding dog sitters, doing laundry, packing, and planning our food stops. Thank goodness for Whole Foods. ;)
Sparkle - Yeah, don't do it the way JayGee's dh did it!
JayGee - I'm sorry about the comment, that would be annoying on any day but after a week of sleeping on the bathroom floor, it's a wonder he's still walking and talking. I'd a hong kong fooey chopped him.
Zub - Yes! Pregnant is pregnant. Do you have any reason to expect a m/c?
Gaye - Good job! Who knows? Maybe after this stint you'll have a new goal in mind?
Real - I'd probably go with trying the pvc shim, I'd just never get around to taking it to the bike shop.
Mel - Hope your run was nice.
Here the weather is perfect for running, 50's, slightly overcast. But I'm sort of ready for some summer weather. Honestly it wouldn't bother me too much if it got hot enough to take off my freaking sweater! Sheesh. But I shouldn't complain I know. I know it's only a few degrees to ohpleasesavemefromthisgodawfulheatwave.
So yesterday I was SO SORE> Seriously I don't think I've felt that gimpy and sore since the day after that marathon way back when. Pathetic really. Today I'm going to try to find time to go in and even it all up in the upper body. Then my family will really be sick of me.
Happy Thursday to all!
Yay for the safe travel, Lofty!
JayGee - I think I would have punched my husband if he had said that to me. I'm sorry. You are beautiful the way you are, and if you choose to try to loose some weight, you will be just as beautiful!
RR: Well, sort of. I went out with Abby again on her bike. It's half a mile to the park that has the good flat parking lot that she can practice on, so I jogged behind her while she pedaled her heart out to get there. Actually, on the way is a gentle down hill, so it was more me sprinting and her going "Wheeee!!!!" I could tell that her control over the bike had improved on our way there. By the time we got there, she was ready to start turning on her own! She has more or less mastered the wide turn both ways, and can even start on her own most of the time! I ended up running a few miles, of intervals chasing her down! But, I am soooooo proud of my little girl!!! They are out having a reward of the sprinkler!
Thanks for being here for me, dingoes. I slept terribly last night, just worrying about it all. I tested again this morning (!!!! LAST TIME) and the line was darker, which was more reassuring. If I go by my ovulation chart I am only 4 weeks 1 day pregnant (as opposed to almost 5 weeks if I go by the date of my last period.. my cycles are pretty long nowadays). Plady, I was worried when I tested and my lines seemed to be getting fainter. It is reasonable to think that it might be diluted pee and/or different levels of dye. What is also difficult is that I am not feeling the same symptoms to the same extent... but then again I am only 4 weeks pregnant. I do remember having very sore breasts at this point but I am still nursing and I dont know if that makes a difference.
I need to stop analyzing everything. I am thorough exhausted by 4-5pm.
Keep sending sticky vibes, friends.
Jaygee. that is not cool. I know that you've struggled with eating issues so any 'weight' comment is doubly loaded. You're a beautiful woman - fit and amazing.
Gaye, that's crazy! I would have totally gotten in the truck, too! And a very nice ride.
Lofty, glad you got there, and very nice running.
Jenlove, I keep wanting to ask about your new house! Has everything gone though? We have just sold our old farmhouse (thank goodness as we are NOT handy!) and we're about to start building somewhere else.
RR - a nice slow 5 miles this morning. It was really a nice run. I walked the hills so I wouldn't feel as though I was doing too much. Jeez, I am nervous about everything!
Hi everyone. I spent the last 48 hours in Asheville, NC, talking about institutionalizing undergraduate research. (somewhat) interesting to me, but the "team" from my university .... snore. And as usual with these kinds of workshops: very tiring mentally. And then I wanted to do my own thing and didn't feel like I could tell the dean to shove it so I could go for a run. Breakfast was at 7, we worked until 930pm. No running for me. And my husband apparently did not pick up the house in my 2 days away, nor is there any milk or fruit missing from the fridge. Cheese and chips: those are gone. LOL.
Zub: sending you lots of thoughts of peace in how this is all shaking out. I can't find the "om" guy, but this is for you --->
Jaygee: I see a bathroom floor in your husband's future. Geez why is it that our partners, who adore us even, sometimes say just the wrong thing? On coughing, honestly what works best for us is tea and honey. Warm tea. Hard to administer to a semi-sleeping child though.
Real: When we moved to a bigger house my inlaws stopped staying at a hotel. It's a mixed bag. I feel your pain.
The gov't is shut down here in Minnesota. 4th of July weekend. Great.
Off to work a bit more, so I can spend the afternoon with the kiddies.
Thanks for all the support, Dingo Mamas. Seriously, he means well, and he's probably right (I've gained about 8 pounds in the last couple of months). It frustrates me that the man weighs the EXACT SAME amount as he did when we met in spite of eating ice cream every single night, being injured and unable to play soccer for the last 2 months, and a strong penchant for chips. Not Fair! Pout.....
We're packed up and ready to go. I'm taking an internet hiatus on vacation, so I'll see y'all in about two weeks!