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MW: that is an awful day! taking one kid out is tough, 3 is a challenge I remember (I used to do it with my aunt's 3 girls by myself) - it is never easy!

 

Carrie, that burger looked yummy! we had Olive Garden for an early dinner. I don't really have cravings, and I can hardly eat what I need to be eating.

 

The scan went fine, this sonographer was soooo much nicer than the one I keep getting at the OB's office. she took her time and talked about what she was seeing, etc. I could really see the girl bits this time, so she is definitely a girl. Head down! all tucked up with her knees to her chest and her legs crossed. Placenta is nice and high. Only bummer is this scan place doesn't allow children in the room, so DH had to stay in the waiting room with DS, who wasn't happy about being separated from me. Oh well. But this should be the last scan (until or unless they request BPP's at the end, if I go past the EDD). 11 days until the glucose test. OH, and baby weighed right on target, according the guesstimate. 2 lbs 3 oz, which seems right in line based on what the weekly pregnancy emails say (they say 2lbs 4 oz for week 28 is average, and the scan says she is measuring closer to 27 weeks, length wise)

 

anyway. need to pack some more. ugh.

post #62 of 373

Hi ladies,

 

Hope everyone had a good day today.  I am super tired - i had to work today, I only work one day per week usually. I has been so hot here the last few days.  My feet and legs are swelling up by the end of the day - I don't remember that happening this early in my other pregnancies.  I was so hot that when I got home from work I put my bathing suit on and got into the kids pool - and overflowed it! lol It was pretty funny - it's a whale pool and I felt like a huge whale all stretched out in it! But man it felt good!

I have another busy day tomorrow dr apt 1.5 hrs away with two kids!  My mom is going to come with to help out with the kids so they are excited about that since we usually only see her once a month

My friend who I mentioned before who just found out she was pregnant and was having anxiety problems is doing better now - i think it was just such a shock to her but she seems to be getting excited now.  It is kind of fun to have someone IRL to be pregnant "with".

I guess I must be gaining weight in more than just the belly area - my 2 yo dd looked at me yesterday and said "yours bum biiiiiiiiiiiiig" and I just kind of laughed and said "you think my bum is getting bigger?" and she said "yup - baby do it to you?"  Kids are so honest!

post #63 of 373
Too funny! I have lots of real life pregnancy buddies, they are a lot of fun. Hope the spot goes well.
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I don't like running errands so I try to do several at once, especially on days I know I have to go somewhere anyway. Like if it's a TKD night, I'll try to leave a little early to go by the post office or drug store. I didn't get my abx script, though. I dropped it off, ran some other errands and came back when they said it would be ready but it wasn't. I meant to go back by after going to the mall but I forgot. I guess I'll get it today since I have to take ds1 to pick up his car. Otherwise, who knows when I might get it. I'm that bad about going out.

I have to remember with ds3 that I really do need to buckle him in the stroller. I hate to do that to him but it's about safety at this point. He was wandering way ahead of me in the mall and I can't catch up to him. I just can't move that fast anymore. Thank goodness it's not a large or very busy mall but I saw a lot of adults looking around when they saw him. It looked like he was there by himself.

We ate at Red Robin yesterday, too. I don't really like that place but it's the only real restaurant at the mall here. The only other choices are Chick-fil-A, which I can't stand, a chinese place that makes me nervous and a pizza place. The pizza is good but I can only eat pizza so many times.

I've had a craving for nachos but can't find any good ones. No one makes those piled high nachos where everything is stacked on top. It's individual chips delicately prepared for presentation purposes and you only get like 10. Ridiculous! I guess I need to make my own. I am big coffee drinker, usually. I don't drink a lot, 1-2 cups, but I always felt like I had to have that every morning. The past few weeks, though, I haven't wanted any coffee. I've been having either hot or iced tea and OJ instead. I usually hate OJ but if I run out I freak.

Did I tell you all I woke up the morning and felt a round bulge on my lower right side right in the crook between my pelvis and my thigh. My MWs confirmed that it was almost certainly baby's head. That is cool to know. I wonder if, rather than moving up and out of my pelvis some, he's just gotten bigger so his head is easier to feel.
post #65 of 373
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Katrina ~ I missed the post about your u/s. I guess I didn't check to see if there was another page before I posted. Anyway, cool to see the girl parts again.

mmom2one ~ Kids are brutally honest, aren't they? That's one of the things I love about them. Mine used to say stuff about me getting bigger. I guess they've gotten used to it now. I always gain weight everywhere so am amazed when I see women who don't seem to get bigger anywhere except their bellies. An 18yo girl I know who had a baby only 3-4 months ago came by to visit me last week. She's already back in her skinny jeans and wearing skin tight belly shirts. She doesn't even have any extra skin. WTH?! I know she doesn't diet or work out. Meanwhile, I was still holding on to an extra 10 lbs. from my pg with ds3 from 3+ years before I got pg with this one.
post #66 of 373

MW: Is there a Moe's there? they have added so much since I've been away. they have great nachos, piled with as much stuff as you want, and exactly what you want. Plus I do like (if you are a meat eater) that all of it is hormone free, etc. Or do any of the mexican restaurants do good nachos? I think El Cerro Grande is still there. You're right though, if you get them like at Applebees or something, they aren't really nachos. When we first were there, the mall had Chik fil a, XTC station (they had good mozzarella sticks), and Picadilly cafe. And Tony's Pizza. If you aren't in the mood for pizza, they have excellent calzones. HUGE. but excellent.

 

See, I am not a homebody. I will take any excuse what so ever to get out of the house. Which is probably why our house is never clean :) That is what is going to be very hard for me soon, when I can no longer drive (sometime in the next 2 months, I will not be fitting behind a steering wheel anymore) I will be going stir crazy. That and MIL's house, where we are moving to, is not as close to places to run errands as ours is. However, her neighborhood is great for walking, so I will be able to escape that way. We are still packing, and I think DS is getting more teeth - he is drooly, snotty, and is bum is as red as a strawberry, not to mention his level of crankiness, which is insane - add all that up with us trying to pack and yesterday was a bit of a nightmare. Hope today is better.

 

Anyone have fun weekend plans?

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No Moe's. Now that you mention it, I think that Piccadilly Cafe was here when we first moved here. I remember there being a cafeteria style restaurant there. I liked it OK. It's an Ulta cosmetics store now. There used to be a couple other little places near the Chick-fil-A, I think, but they all disappeared. I never ate at those, either, though. They kind of scared me. lol.gif

TBH, I don't know about the Mexican restaurants. There are quite a few but only one that I've been to that was good. AT one place, my dh got something that was supposed to have red chili sauce on it but was regular marinara. I couldn't believe it! He wouldn't complain, though. He just ate it. eyesroll.gif I've gotten scared to try any of the others. Plus, my boys don't like Mexican, too spicy, so I don't go there when my dh isn't home. I ordered the Chilo con Queso at Red Robin yesterday but they never brought it out. We got our meals and I was like, "Where are our chips with queso and salsa?" They took it off the bill and we never got it. greensad.gif

I've only become a homebody since I had ds3. It just got too hard for me to get the 2 LOs ready and out the door at any decent time and ds3 is so hard to keep track of. DS1 was just like ds3 but it was just him and I was much younger so it wasn't so hard to keep up with him. Part of it is selfishness on my part, too. I get so bored sitting at the park, and even the beach now that I can hardly move, by myself. I'd rather be home knitting. I've tried taking my knitting with me but there's no comfortable way for me to do it. I get back and arm cramps and it's too windy and my yarn blows everywhere, even with the ball in a bag, along with any pattern instructions I might need. I keep most of that on my computer so it becomes a pain trying to print it out for that purpose.

I was complaining the other day about how tired I am even though I had slept, or at least rested and dozed on and off, for a couple of hours during the day. I still woke up feeling tired. DS1 told me to get out and do something. I wouldn't be so tired if I did something. Makes sense. That's what I'd tell him if he were laying around the house for days not doing anything. So, that's what I did yesterday and when I came home I was so exhausted that I went to bed at 5:30. I couldn't sleep, though, because the boys were still up and definitely not interested in going to bed. Same thing happened when I took them to the beach.

That's part of my problem. If I do go out, I am so exhausted when I get home that I can't do anything. I thought my house would be cleaner if we got our more but that didn't work out. Last week we had at least 3 days in a row when we had to go out and each day the house just got messier and messier. At least if I'm home, I can clean every day so the mess doesn't get completely out of control. Oh, I had ds2 call his friend to come and help clean up the playroom yesterday. Do you think that's bad?

That kid comes over here and makes huge messes. He rearranges furniture even though I've told him many, many times not to. He'll do things like take all the stuffed animals out and pile them on the bed or stack a bunch of pillows and blankets in between the bed and the wall so no one can walk through the room. When he's ready to leave, he just runs out the door without saying anything and we're stuck picking up after him. I've set a rule that they need to put anything they get out back before they go somewhere else even if they think they are going to come back. The trouble is catching them before they run out the door. Anyway, I'm rambling and complaining again so I'll shut up.
post #68 of 373

It is just good manners to clean up after your own mess, so I don't think it's bad that you've asked the friend to do that. DS is so little, I usually ask if we are visiting somewhere if they'd like me to help clean up after him. If it is a house that has toddlers already, they usually say it's not worth the bother.

 

Picadilly wasn't bad, but we didn't eat there often. We didn't go to many sit down restaurants growing up, mostly just Mexican and fast food. Most Mexican there is pretty bland, not that spicy (but it depends on what you order, and what your definition of spicy is) We didn't even do things like Applebee's because at the time it was overrun by inebriated Marines (or so my mother said).

 

More packing today, DS is in a slightly better mood. Selling some furniture, so that is $$, yay!

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We didn't even do things like Applebee's because at the time it was overrun by inebriated Marines (or so my mother said)

Haha! I haven't noticed that. I think all those inebriated Marines are at Hooters now.
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Ha!  I was getting my notifications mostly ok, but after you guys started talking about it I missed a bunch of posts.  orngtongue.gif  

 

I have SO MUCH to do and SO LITTLE motivation & energy.  Blegh. 

post #71 of 373

Ah, well, we didn't have Hooters. Now I guess Applebees is safe!

 

Shannon, what motivation and energy? If you find some, will you share? I am doing what I can out of pure necessity. It is too hot and muggy for anything else.

 

We sold some stuff on Craigslist! yay! less to worry about and move, and little bit of extra cash!

post #72 of 373

Just got back from my weekly OB appt. Scheduled the c-section for two weeks from now. bawling.gif I was more emotional about it than I expected. But at least I have time to process the surgery. I also talked to my OB about making sure it is a more family centered c-section and he's totally on board with everything I asked him. So that's good. In the meantime, I'll just keep hoping that she somehow flips back around on her own.

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I have SO MUCH to do and SO LITTLE motivation & energy.  Blegh. 


I'm cleaning today out of necessity but if I had it my way I'd be laying on the couch with a big bag of chocolate something or other, watching movies.

 



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Shannon, what motivation and energy? If you find some, will you share? I am doing what I can out of pure necessity. It is too hot and muggy for anything else.

 

We sold some stuff on Craigslist! yay! less to worry about and move, and little bit of extra cash!


 

Ditto on the hot and muggy, and actually the skies just opened up around here!  Thunder now!  I do like a good thunderstorm in the summer.  Especially when I'm in no mood to be outside.

 

Kudos on the cash!!



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Just got back from my weekly OB appt. Scheduled the c-section for two weeks from now. bawling.gif I was more emotional about it than I expected. But at least I have time to process the surgery. I also talked to my OB about making sure it is a more family centered c-section and he's totally on board with everything I asked him. So that's good. In the meantime, I'll just keep hoping that she somehow flips back around on her own.


hug.gif  Hugs, hugs, hugs.  I know how hard this must be for you.  But if you can get all the things you want during and after the surgery, then that's the silver lining.  And just think in two weeks little Ava will be safe in your arms!  No more of this worrying.  I do hope she flips for you, I do.  But I feel like if she doesn't, at least (at the very least), your birth experience will be on your terms, and she will be here and you can enjoy her.  But still, hugs hugs and more hugs.  Be gentle with yourself, mama.

 

AFM - I'm pooped after cleaning all day.  Where's my backrub?  DH at least ran to Aldi and got milk and food for dinner, thank goodness!!  One less thing for me to worry about.  Errands are such a PITA!!  I can't keep getting in and out of the car.  With this SPD it's one of the most painful things.  I have to put the seat all the way back, swing both legs out, grab the handle above the seat, and hoist.  Ugh, it's a nightmare, and hitting more than one place is ridiculous.  Plus if I get out of the car, I still have to get DD out and though she's walking and all it can sometimes still be a pain.  

 

I'm so ready to not be pregnant!  I know having two will be a juggling act in and of its own, but I'm SO DONE being creaky and big and miserable!!

 

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hug.gif Annie

Since I had to take ds1 to get his car I decided I'd try to get the rest of my birth supplies while I was out. I went to Walmart because I need some baby stuff, some laundry stuff and some grocery stuff. I never shop at the store so I was completely disoriented. I couldn't find anything. I must have circled the baby department 4 times before I found receiving blankets. Then I got towels and washcloths and was done. I couldn't even think about trying to figure out where all the grocery/drug store stuff would be. So, now I'll have to make another trip to the grocery store for the rest of the stuff. I don't know why trying to get this stuff was so confusing for me. I've lost my brain or something. lol.gif

On the list is to have an emergency hospital bag packed. What would go in that? I have no clue.

Also, I posted a thread about this in the pg forum. Do any of you know of one online store where I can get labor and PP support herb stuff like the Earth Mama, Angel Baby bottom spray and PP herb bath, cord care and CD friendly diaper cream for the baby? I'd like to be able to get everyone at one place so I don't have to pay separate shipping for each 1 or 2 things. KWIM?
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Also, I posted a thread about this in the pg forum. Do any of you know of one online store where I can get labor and PP support herb stuff like the Earth Mama, Angel Baby bottom spray and PP herb bath, cord care and CD friendly diaper cream for the baby? I'd like to be able to get everyone at one place so I don't have to pay separate shipping for each 1 or 2 things. KWIM?


I doubt you'll find everything at one place, but you might be able to narrow it down to two...

 

This site has some EMAB stuff, and the Wish Garden After Ease, and a few other herbal things. 

 

http://www.confidentbeginnings.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8&sort=20a&filter_id=3&alpha_filter_id=0

 

And actually, you might luck out on Amazon...I see wishgarden cord care, and EMAB stuff, as well as the GroVia magic stick.  

 

 

 

post #76 of 373
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Do you only pay one shipping fee if you order from several different vendors on Amazon?
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I'll check with DH but I'm pretty sure yes.  You can also specify that you want them shipped together or seperately, whatever is faster.

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I'll check with DH but I'm pretty sure yes.  You can also specify that you want them shipped together or seperately, whatever is faster.


I'm wrong.  It's individually per store.  greensad.gif  Sorry dude.  It might come out cheaper than using different sites but it depends.

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Good idea. I'm going to check out Amazon.

Does anyone know anything about amoxicillin side effects? I took the first pill around 4:30 or 5:00 pm today and about 30 minutes later I felt so awful. I was dizzy and felt mildly nauseous and basically passed out on the couch for about an hour. I'm feeling a little better now but still kind of groggy and drugged.
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Good idea. I'm going to check out Amazon.

Does anyone know anything about amoxicillin side effects? I took the first pill around 4:30 or 5:00 pm today and about 30 minutes later I felt so awful. I was dizzy and felt mildly nauseous and basically passed out on the couch for about an hour. I'm feeling a little better now but still kind of groggy and drugged.


Doesn't sound like anything that's ever happened to me after taking it, but also doesn't sound like a serious reaction either.  Hmm.  You're sure you're not allergic to penicillins? winky.gif

 

 

 

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