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post #21 of 193

M-W puts me at 1/6 vs. 12/27 and so is obviously highly inaccurate and unscientific, lol.  I'd rather be early, but whatever.  

 

I'm glad I'm not the only emotional one right now.  It's been ok again the last few days, but I honestly felt like I was possessed or something.  I really was not sad or upset or anything.  Just crying like a ninny.

 

I don't think I've bought a single baby-related thing yet.  I haven't really even started looking, though I did start a wishlist.  My mom took me to a baby-crap store while I was visiting and I lasted about 5 minutes before I was like, this is a terrible place, please let me leave.  :)  I'm such a dork.  We're getting a good bit of stuff from friends - a crib, a wrap, some diapers, some clothes, other stuff... I don't really want it yet.  We have a very, very small house and are anticipating guests later this summer so I don't really have space.  We're going to have to do a lot of rearranging.  I started looking at diapers, but I won't buy anything but disposables until after baby is here.  

post #22 of 193

We had our ultrasound on the 30th and found out it was a boy. It was also nice to find out that I know my body better than the OB I was originally seeing thought. Based on my last period my due date is November 21st. I told the OB that I was absolutely sure of the date of conception and my due date should be December 1st. He completely ignored me. I switched over to a midwife shortly after and she believed me and changed my due date. My ultrasound showed my date exactly right on at December 1st. I was concerned because they would be ready to induce me before I barely reached my due date. I was 8 days past my due date and was induced with my first. I want to avoid that if at all possible this time around.

 

Ok...we have come up with a name that DH and I both like...it is truly a miracle. Lennon Edward.

 

I had posted something just a little while back about my MIL, who is crazy. Things over the 4th did not go so well. DH decided to approach her and she started calling him a liar. I stepped in and truly gave her a piece of my mind. I realized quickly there was no rationalizing with her and I ended up being a bit brutal. Unfortunately, it makes not one bit of difference because she hates me either way although I'm still clueless as to why. Fortunately, it felt REALLY good to get it all off my chest. 8 years of bottled up emotions can be hard to hold in once it starts coming out. Maybe I can hold it in for 8 more years...lol.

post #23 of 193

That puts me at Jan 2, which is kinda what I was thinking anyways. LOL

post #24 of 193

My EDD is 12/27 but by the new method would be 1/2. I'm hoping for 12/27.

 

post #25 of 193

My DP just handed me a pedometer.  I think it's my birthday gift.  Hope not.

post #26 of 193

That new method gives me December 12th instead of the 8th, so not much of a difference for me. DH will be disappointed though, since he really wants this baby to come on the 7th(Pearl Harbor Day). He wants to send out birth announcements that say, "A day that will live in infamy." Yeah, we're nerds.

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My DP just handed me a pedometer.  I think it's my birthday gift.  Hope not.



I hope not too!!

post #28 of 193

Yeah..that due date calulation method gives me the 18th instead of the 15th...however, DS1 was born on his EDD (conventional LMP) and 5 days late acording to the ultrasound dates; and DS2 was born at 39wks according to LMP, but, 37 acording to ovulation...anyway...I'll be suprised if this one makes its EDD regardless of which date is correct. I'm thinking it will be Dec 6th, which is my sister's bday...we'll see!

 

July 4th- we did a family BBQ on Sunday and on Monday we drove 3 hours to a small (and inexpensive) theme park, to play and watch fireworks...we had so much fun - and I somehow survived - thankfully it wasn't crouded so I never had to wait in line for the restrooms (which I used everytime we passed one lol)!

 

I'm settling into my new job, and enjoying getting home at a reasonable hour. My car broke down, but, the mechanics could find nothing wrong...I think we are just going to sell it, just to be safe..

 

I had my 17 week appointment yesterday, the midwife said she could hear baby moving a lot (I can't feel yet, which is wierd - I felt before 17wks with both previous pregnancies), anyway it comforted me! The annoying news is the reminder that next week I have to take the first of TWO glucose tests (just because my first was 3oz over 9lbs), and also I don't get to have the anatomy scan until at least 20 weeks (sense I'm on a wierd prenatal schedule, that means I'll be waiting until 21 weeks) - that's August 2nd!!! I want to know the gender NOW!!! LOL!!!

 

I also feel HUGE HUGE HUGE!

post #29 of 193

I have mentioned to DP that I need to be walking more regularly, and he said he's trying to be helpful with the pedometer, make it more interesting for me.  Still not sure if it's supposed to be my birthday gift ... today is my birthday.  I'm planning to have FUN. biggrinbounce.gif I've invited my sister and her kiddos over and we're heading to the beach. coolshine.gif  Yay, 31!  I'll get to wear my maternity swimsuit, which is so comfy.  My boobs have outgrown my regular one-piecehelp.gif

post #30 of 193
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I am pretty much counting on going a week past my original EDD (12/11), because that week is finals week!!! I went one week past EDD with my 2 older LOs.

 

Stuff: I haven't gotten anything. I think when we know what we're having we'll start getting stuff. I got rid of most all newborn items thinking I would never have another one, lol. But I have 2 boys and everyone is convinced this one is a girl, so little boy clothes wouldn't be needed anyway. All I need is clothes and NB/small diapers. Baby will cosleep, and I have a pack n play and carseat from my older ones. I do need to get another convertable carseat though.

post #31 of 193

Happy Birthday BennyPai!! I hope you had a good day :)

 

I am in so much pain... I have hip dysplasia and it bugs me from time to time, like if I sleep funny or something. When I'm pregnant it's worse... I guess because everything softens up in there and it gets more slippy. This time, it's WAY worse... I was limping around like my Granny before her hip replacement today! We walked 4KM this morning, and I was fine for that, and I don't know if that contributed to it acting up this afternoon or not. It's the worst when I get up from sitting, if I lay down I'm okay.

post #32 of 193

Ack- my 2yo turns 3 on Monday- so his party (family only) is tomorrow.  Is it really possible that he is turning THREE?  He's my special guy, we've worked really hard to work with a substantial language delay as well as other global delays, and while his language is still behind, it's coming along and he's behaving like an almost three year old instead of a baby. Doesn't seem possible!  Now I just have to get him to fully potty learn. :P

 

I'll spend today preparing a little of the food for his party... bbq turkey with asian glaze (I need this to marinate today) and a cold sesame noodle salad (I make the noodles from scratch, and they need to be made a day ahead to have the right texture.)  So far it's a nauseous kind of day though, so that may not happen right away. 

 

I did take the easy way in terms of a cake though- ice cream cake already made and in the freezer.  I only have so much energy to go around. :) 

 

Someone needs to invent a magical fountain of unending energy. 

post #33 of 193
I just found out that my baby will be a Canadian citizen as long as it's born here! Hooray, the first Canadian in the family! DH and I are still only temporary residents here, so learning baby will be a citizen is super super exciting! I've decided to have a citizenship party for it after it's born. joy.gif
post #34 of 193
The new method puts me at 12/25 instead of 12/23. My original 12/23 was based on conception, not lmp so the new method might be fairly accurate. We'll have to see!

Nothing new here, I need to put up a photo in the belly pic thread since I finally look pregnant and not just oddly shaped.

We have our 20 wk ultra sound on the 30th and are hoping to find out the sex, that's about all the news for us. Oh, and my friends and I (I wanted to be included too since it's my second) are planning a mother blessing, but nothing too hippy with a little mainstream thrown in...I'm getting super excited about that. smile.gif I love me a good party!
post #35 of 193
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I just found out that my baby will be a Canadian citizen as long as it's born here! Hooray, the first Canadian in the family! DH and I are still only temporary residents here, so learning baby will be a citizen is super super exciting! I've decided to have a citizenship party for it after it's born. joy.gif


My boys are citizens there as well as in the  US (they have to choose when they are older though... ) this baby will have the same status.  If you are a US citizen, you can register the baby as a US citizen board abroad as well- ultimately it gives them more options as adults.   (I'm totally stoked that my kids are Canadian citizens as well though- I get it, I really do. :P)  DH is Canadian, I am American.  I'll probably give up my US citizenship for Canadian eventually, I just haven't made the leap yet. 

 

post #36 of 193

In other news, I went out this morning and came home to find fence posts and string in a line about 20 feet inside my property line.  I called my Dad to ask if he knew anything about it, and he asked the neighbor who claimed it was his property line.  Um, what?  He broke my daughter's scooter and mowed down her science experiment (bug land- an 8x10 area of grass allowed to grow wild so she could see what landed there) and had never even knocked on my door- he'd waited to see me leave this morning and did it while I was out.  He claimed he didn't want a fight.  Um, I'm 5'1" and he's about 6'2" and close to 500lbs. (nope, not exaggerating, he's a BIG BIG BIG guy.)  What exactly was I going to do to him?

 

 

It probably sounds petty, but I called the Sheriff.  The Sheriff came out and agreed with me- making the neighbor take out his fence posts and hire a survey if he wanted to contest the established line.    

 

Of course, the neighbor claimed DD's scooter had been broken all summer and she didn't use it, so I pulled out the picture of her using it with her best friend at the park that was on the front page of the paper a week ago. :P  Grr- if you're going to lie, make sure there's not a front page photo contesting the fact that you are lying through your teeth.  

 

 

I'm not usually a 'drama' person and I tend to go along to avoid conflict.  I was proud of myself for growing a backbone about this.   Maybe the hormones are useful for that. :P

 

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In other news, I went out this morning and came home to find fence posts and string in a line about 20 feet inside my property line.  I called my Dad to ask if he knew anything about it, and he asked the neighbor who claimed it was his property line.  Um, what?  He broke my daughter's scooter and mowed down her science experiment (bug land- an 8x10 area of grass allowed to grow wild so she could see what landed there) and had never even knocked on my door- he'd waited to see me leave this morning and did it while I was out.  He claimed he didn't want a fight.  Um, I'm 5'1" and he's about 6'2" and close to 500lbs. (nope, not exaggerating, he's a BIG BIG BIG guy.)  What exactly was I going to do to him?

 

 

It probably sounds petty, but I called the Sheriff.  The Sheriff came out and agreed with me- making the neighbor take out his fence posts and hire a survey if he wanted to contest the established line.    

 

Of course, the neighbor claimed DD's scooter had been broken all summer and she didn't use it, so I pulled out the picture of her using it with her best friend at the park that was on the front page of the paper a week ago. :P  Grr- if you're going to lie, make sure there's not a front page photo contesting the fact that you are lying through your teeth.  

 

 

I'm not usually a 'drama' person and I tend to go along to avoid conflict.  I was proud of myself for growing a backbone about this.   Maybe the hormones are useful for that. :P

 



That doesn't sound petty at all! I would be just as furious! I'm glad the Sheriff took care of it and caught him in that lie!

post #38 of 193
insidevoice - he's obviously terrified of your hormones, lol. I'd have been furious and would have called someone, too.

We don't have much going on here. I'm taking advantage of the increase in energy to complete some projects like re-organizing our homeschool room in anticipation of starting school on Aug 1, sorting through stuff in the kids room to make room for yet another dresser for the new baby, cleaning out the rabbit shed, etc.

We are camping for 10 days in the mountains in Utah next week and I'm really looking forward to it. We go there every other year and I look forward to the next trip almost the second we get home. Such a beautiful area.

I am still throwing up, actually more now than in the last few weeks. Yippee. Had a MW appointment, she said my uterus feels like only one baby (which makes me happy). My 7 YO DS got to do the doppler and he found the heartbeat right away. I have an ultrasound scheduled for Aug 5. I'm not super happy about having one, but with my lovely gene mutation, I think it's prudent. We're trying to decide about taking the kids. The 7 YO definitely wants to come, but it's the 2 YO I'm worried about. She's, um, loud and active.
post #39 of 193

Wow insidevoice- I'd be P'd too!

 

Has anyone else been getting headaches? I have had 2 sinus infections (suposedly anyway- I think they were because the antibiotics helped), now I am getting that feeling again...but, I don't want mroe ABX and also cannot be prescribed anything else without going in for another appointment...I took exedrin today because I was so miserable...of course I feel horrible about that, because I know its on the "no" list, but, tylenol and sleep did not help.

 

We checked out a 3BR/1.5 BA townhouse with a basement and fenced yard today, that our landlord is trying to purchase (with us in mind), it looks really nice but has a little mold in the basement, so we need to see if that can be resolved...and then we need to talk down the rent a little or get her to include some utilities. It would be so nice to live in a bigger place though (its more than twice the square footage, not even including the basement, than where we are now and we only had 2BR/1 (teeny) bathroom, right now), plus it is in a quiet neighborhood, and we live right on a main road now....we shall see!

 

I've started cooking more often now also, and I finally discovered a rice that doesn't make me feel sick (my hubby loves rice), so that has really been nice!

 

Haha- baby is kicking on my bladder right now!

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We are camping for 10 days in the mountains in Utah next week and I'm really looking forward to it. We go there every other year and I look forward to the next trip almost the second we get home. Such a beautiful area.
 


That's my neck of the woods! Where are you going? We just got back from a camping trip at Bear Lake :)

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