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post #21 of 311

Happy August everyone.  Sounds like everybody has been moving.  This last week I have been just totally exhausted, I'm not sure why, it's not even that hot here compared to everywhere else.  We are in Oregon and it just jumped from the high 60s, low 70s to like 83-84.  So I feel like I am dying of the heat, but yeah, I know not really. hide.gif  Just officially started my third trimester, kinda seems crazy I'm this far along already.

post #22 of 311

The heat has subsided! And tonight we got a good hour or so long rain (and it looks like more may be on it's way from the radar). So nice! We were able to get out of the house and take the kids to the zoo. We couldn't do much; the humidity still bothers my asthma (this was before the rain, so very sticky!), and DH is getting over bronchitis. BUT we got out of the house. That alone was a big deal. Then when the rain hit, DH and the girls went puddle jumping.

 

My SPD is getting worse, especially after walking around all day. Which makes me more determined to walk around all day, because I know being complacent only makes it even worse. I'm going to switch to wearing my Z-Coil shoes to see if that can help. I also found my ring sling, so will likely start using that around my hips at home to stabilize the pubic symphysis.

 

The asthma medicine I got put on last week is doing AWESOME! I can breathe most of the time. I'm on singulair and then an inhaled steroid, and it's the steroid that's really making a difference. I hate being on them (have been off and on since adolescence), but I like bobreathing, so oh well.

 

The next two weekends are crazy! Saturday we're spending the day with my dad, and probably then Sunday with my mom. The following weekend my dad's family reunion is Saturday then we're going 2.5 hours away to the state fair with him on Sunday. Which excites me because the state's Christian homeschooling association will have a booth there! Then the 15th is DD1's physical, the 23rd she has a dental procedure under general at the hospital, the 25th I have 2 appointments (prenatal and WIC) including the GTT, and the 26th is our deadline to submit homeschool paperwork to the state. This month is going to be the end of me!!

post #23 of 311

So I had my 24 week check today (I go every 2 weeks), and my cervix had shortened by 1cm :(  My doc wasn't concerned at all, and said its still between 3.5-4, which is well within normal range...but I guess I was just hoping it would STAY the way it was, so I wouldn't have to worry.  Im totally bummed out!  I feel pretty good, and I really did NOT see that coming at all.

post #24 of 311

Ash, if your cervix shortens anymore before 30-some weeks, will they put you on bed rest at all? I'm sorry your appt didn't go as planned.

post #25 of 311

Hi girls orngbiggrin.gif

I haven't participated in any of the chit chat threads, yet, but I thought this month I'd hop in and be 'social' lol.gif

 

Reading about the heat and humidity some of you are experiencing makes me so, so, so thankful to be in Western Washington!! It's only *just* started getting into the upper 70's low 80's here. Perfection. I have a really hard time with the heat! shy.gif

 

I can't imagine moving houses right now, so those of you who are are so brave! We bought our first house last fall and moving while *not* pregnant was a chore, so I can't imagine doing it now. 

 

Just a little about me... this is my first baby (and first pregnancy) with my DH of three years. We have two dogs and two cats (and I hear you on the dirty house thing.. our new house is two stories and I'm working on convincing DH the dogs should just stay downstairs - for my sanity. Otherwise I'm cleaning ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY!). DH works at Microsoft and I'm a housewife - going to be promoted to SAHM, soon! lol.gif

post #26 of 311

Yeah, they expect it to shorten after 30 weeks- but they like it to be above 2.5 until 30 weeks, or bed rest. With my son I was on bed rest for 6 weeks!  From weeks 28-34, and it was awful (i was also dialated to 4 before they caught it, much different scenario).  I cant imagine doing it with 2 kids.  I just dont see it as being possible- I have to drive them to school, feed them, we are moving in a few weeks (hopefully)...I just cant imagine how it would work.

 

Luna- Washington woke up to RAIN this morning, and I LOVE IT!  I spent 4 hours in traffic in the sun yesterday watching the Blue Angels fly over I-5, and you wouldn't believe how excited I was to see rain!  Haha.  If we have to be pregnant during the summer, I think this kind of summer is the way to do it thumb.gif

post #27 of 311

Well, it seems you are in the homestretch of avoiding being on bedrest! thumbsup.gif  I would go bonkers if I had to be on bedrest. I was on moderate bedrest in the last month of my pregnancy with my son, because he was sitting to low for my OB's liking and even being on moderate instead of strict bedrest was awful, as I was really active in that pregnancy. (Walking 4-6 miles a day after I was too big to run) hug.gif hugs mama. You'll get there.

post #28 of 311
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Yeah, they expect it to shorten after 30 weeks- but they like it to be above 2.5 until 30 weeks, or bed rest. With my son I was on bed rest for 6 weeks!  From weeks 28-34, and it was awful (i was also dialated to 4 before they caught it, much different scenario).  I cant imagine doing it with 2 kids.  I just dont see it as being possible- I have to drive them to school, feed them, we are moving in a few weeks (hopefully)...I just cant imagine how it would work.

 

Luna- Washington woke up to RAIN this morning, and I LOVE IT!  I spent 4 hours in traffic in the sun yesterday watching the Blue Angels fly over I-5, and you wouldn't believe how excited I was to see rain!  Haha.  If we have to be pregnant during the summer, I think this kind of summer is the way to do it thumb.gif


Oh, yes - that has been my motto all summer! This summer is the perfect pregnancy summer! I have such a hard time with heat that DH and I were even going to plan conception around avoiding being pregnant (or heavily so) during the summer - but then we couldn't wait any longer lol.gif

 

I did notice it rained last night. I am thankful for it to - no dead grass! We don't water our grass so it always looks awful by this time of year, but it's still lush and green! treehugger.gif

 

post #29 of 311

In Portland, and this is perfect summer weather for a pregnancy!  I can't imagine dealing with it being much hotter.  Glad it's cooled off a bit today even thumb.gif

post #30 of 311
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So ds got dd's cold and he's in full snotty, sneezy mode now.  He's also not sleeping well b/c he can't breath.  Lovely.  I'm paranoid that the severe lack of sleep will compromise my immune system enough to catch it too, especially with all the nose wiping and him breathing in my face all night long.  Ugh.  To top it off, we were at one of my dh's colleagues' houses last night for dinner.  She had cooked this amazing spread for us and right after he was done eating, ds broke down crying and kept signing that he wanted to go home.  Well we weren't going to leave immediately, but I did notice that he was starting to run a temperature, so I was getting my shoes on to take him outside and he barfed all over their rug.  Awesome.  He was coughing and gagged, so I know it's not a stomach bug, but still.  What a way to get to know new colleagues and friends, huh?  Counting the days until our stuff arrives... 2 more nights in this house.

post #31 of 311

OH no Jaimee!  How embarasing!  I hope your DS gets to feeling better.

 

I bought 4 new bras yesterday since my old ones were not even close to fitting anymore.  Motherhood had buy 3 get 1 free on all maternity/nursing bras so I took advantage of it- Ive gone from a 34C to a 36E!  Holy freaking cow!  I almost died...

 

I remember when I was nursing DD I wore an F cup and I was always knocking things over with my knockers.  I can only imagine what it will be like this time.

post #32 of 311

Ash, hoping your cervix stays the length it should! When will they do another u/s to measure it?

 

Jaimee- that's awful. Poor little guy. Is he feeling any better today? And make sure you get some vitamin C so it doesn't hit you, too!

 

 

My SPD is getting worse. I'm asking the Dr what we can do to help it, as none of my usual things (chiro...though I am looking for one that knows how to adjust the pubic bone itself, keeping my legs together, taking only baby steps, putting pants on both legs at once, having DH help me get up and down, wearing a ring sling tightened as tight as possible around the pelvis to stabilize it) are helping at all. I have spent a lot of the last two days unable to walk. And then it'll let up and although I know better, I spend that time getting things done that are hard to do when it hurts (cleaning, walking with the girls, shopping, driving, etc), and it seems to make the flare-ups more frequent and painful. If it intensifies like it normally does, I don't know how I'll even be mobile by the end of this pregnancy. And that's unfortunately not an exaggeration. :(

 

We just finished redoing our living room. We're downsizing from a large sectional and ottoman to the ottoman, a small futon, and an arm chair. I LOVE it. It is so spacious in here. Nesting has hit hardcore though. We're pulling up carpets in the bedrooms, slipcovering the chair and sectional, having my dad help us patch the absolutely atrocious drywall job the previous owners did (my dad and grandpa were METICULOUS about their drywall work and I helped them a lot as a kid, so it's bothered me so much since we moved in having messy drywall in the house), painting, decorating. We've lived here 3 years, but haven't really done much to make the house "ours". We may (still figuring it out) knock down at least half of the wall from between the kitchen and living room to visually open them to one another. I'm loving that most of my nesting is stuff that requires me to outsource the actual work and just delegate. ;) Best. Nesting. EVAR!

post #33 of 311
Thread Starter 

Ugh, sounds like we're all hitting some of those third tri issues a bit early this time around!  So sorry to hear about your SPD Dennie!  And Ash I really hope your cervix cooperates for you!  I'm having trouble bending over to change ds' diapers and carrying him around- especially upstairs- is feeling like it might not be possible soon.

 

One more night in this house... my dad gets here tonight and our stuff arrives tomorrow!!!!!!!!

post #34 of 311

Jaimee- Yay for your stuff getting there! Getting to settle in has to be comforting. :)

post #35 of 311

Dennie that sounds awful!  Are you comfortable with taking anything for the pain?  I'm sure Tylenol wouldn't touch it...but I think there are a few other 2nd tri options for pain management.

 

 

I go back for my next cervical length on the 18th.  I honestly dont know what I will do if it is shorter- I have nobody to pick up my slack, since my husband HAS to work.  We dont live in-district of our school, and I will have a Kindergartener so I will need to be at the school 3 times a day.  My mom would usually be the one to help but she has seriously been so mentally ill the last few years I hate depending on her.  So Im just going to pray...everyday...that it stays.

post #36 of 311
Thread Starter 

Ash, I feel silly complaining  when your issue is obviously so much harder, but I seriously am vacillating between hysterically crying and wanting to kill someone at Allied Van Lines.  After waking up to this day thinking all would be better tomorrow, we receive an email stating that the driver basically lied and did not pick up our stuff until TODAY.  Our stuff is still in Maryland as I type.  We were told it was picked up 5 days ago.   The driver is not coming straight here, he has other stops. He will not arriving for FIVE MORE DAYS.  My dad flies in tonight and we will have to put him in a hotel as we have no beds.  He was going to help us unpack, but his trip will be wasted as we have nothing to do.  We will either have to live in this house that has been driving f*&$#ing insane for another 5 days or we will have to shove ourselves into my dad's hotel room or pay for two rooms.  On top of this we will have 2 days to unpack before my dh starts work and I am on my own to figure things out with the kids.  And on top of that dh has to write his syllabus and all the materials for that are on the truck.  We don't even know what to do or think right now.

 

I want to call the company and give them a piece of my mind, but I cannot control my crying.  Stupid pregnancy hormones!!!   bawling.gif

post #37 of 311

Oh, Jaimee... that is rough. I'm so sorry that happened! It's times like this where the phrase 'total douche bag' is completely appropriate... irked.gif

 

I would still call them, even for the crying. I'm a cryer even when not pregnant and I usually can get people's sympathy MORE when I'm at the end of my rope crying than when I am at the end of my rope screaming. Maybe they could get your things rushed to you? Screw his other stops - he can live with the consequences of those stops being late, too. He needs to take accountability for his actions, I think...

 

I hope it all gets worked out! I bet you are totally stressed, but just try to stay as calm as possible and take it moment by moment. Lots of hugs for you!!!

post #38 of 311

((((((((Jaimee))))))))) I agree, call them. Even crying. Maybe ESPECIALLY crying.

post #39 of 311
Thread Starter 

My dh ended up calling and the Allied representative for the University of Illinois said he would see if he could rent us furniture and kitchen supplies for the next 5 days as well as seeing if he could get a different truck to pick up our stuff and bring it straight here instead of stopping a bunch of times on the way over.  Some how, though, I doubt either of these things are going to happen.  I posted on FaceBook and I had several friends say that we could think of it as a vacation with grandpa at the hotel with the pool and try to make the most of it.  I HATE that.  I've been "making the most of it" for the last week.  I'm DONE making the most of it.

post #40 of 311
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My dh ended up calling and the Allied representative for the University of Illinois said he would see if he could rent us furniture and kitchen supplies for the next 5 days as well as seeing if he could get a different truck to pick up our stuff and bring it straight here instead of stopping a bunch of times on the way over.  Some how, though, I doubt either of these things are going to happen.  I posted on FaceBook and I had several friends say that we could think of it as a vacation with grandpa at the hotel with the pool and try to make the most of it.  I HATE that.  I've been "making the most of it" for the last week.  I'm DONE making the most of it.



I hope that they come through for you. Do you have twitter? Maybe tweet something to Allied? I've seen that work with other companies. It's such a tough spot you're in. I hope they cut your bill in half or something for the trouble!!

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