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post #81 of 1257

Just a word of advice to those of you who have dressers that are 4 drawers or higher, strap them or nail them to the wall. I don't care if your house is a rental or not. Do it! I was up all night with contractions because DD was watching tv in my room, tried to climb the dresser for a better look at the tv and it fell on top of her. Thank god the bed stopped it from falling completely on her. Just barely the corner of the dresser was hanging on the bed. I felt so bad and couldn't stop crying and playing the scenario over and over in my head. DH was here, thank god. I couldn't lift the dresser off of her myself. I've never been more afraid in my life. I didn't know what I'd find when I went running into the room. She's fine, though. A bump on the head and her finger is banged up, but she's fine.

post #82 of 1257
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Yikes Becky!  I know what that feels like... dd's dresser has fallen on her TWICE.  Can you believe that?  We didn't do anything after the first time and it happened again.  She was trying to get clothes out of a drawer just a little too high for her and she pulled down on the drawer to pull herself up to look and down it came.  The first time she held it up- she's a strong 4 year old!  The second time the dresser was nearly empty b/c we were packing up to move and she pretty much did the same thing.  Ugh.  We have a strict "use your step stool" policy now, which she has been abiding by, thankfully.  I know ds will try soon, though, and you're right, we really should just screw it into the wall!

post #83 of 1257
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Yikes Becky!  I know what that feels like... dd's dresser has fallen on her TWICE.  Can you believe that?  We didn't do anything after the first time and it happened again.  She was trying to get clothes out of a drawer just a little too high for her and she pulled down on the drawer to pull herself up to look and down it came.  The first time she held it up- she's a strong 4 year old!  The second time the dresser was nearly empty b/c we were packing up to move and she pretty much did the same thing.  Ugh.  We have a strict "use your step stool" policy now, which she has been abiding by, thankfully.  I know ds will try soon, though, and you're right, we really should just screw it into the wall!


It almost happened to my son when he was 2 and a half years old and it hasn't happened since, so I guess it was Casey's turn. With Michael, our dresser was almost empty though. This time, it was FULL and the TV was on top of it. The TV could have crushed her poor little head. It's not a flatscreen, it's one of those compact, older tv's with a VCR in it. I'm sure me crying and shaking didn't help her calm down any, but it helped me to hold her. It's weird how my body was reacting. My arms ached to hold her when DH was holding her to calm her down.
 

 

post #84 of 1257
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Just a word of advice to those of you who have dressers that are 4 drawers or higher, strap them or nail them to the wall. I don't care if your house is a rental or not. Do it! I was up all night with contractions because DD was watching tv in my room, tried to climb the dresser for a better look at the tv and it fell on top of her. Thank god the bed stopped it from falling completely on her. Just barely the corner of the dresser was hanging on the bed. I felt so bad and couldn't stop crying and playing the scenario over and over in my head. DH was here, thank god. I couldn't lift the dresser off of her myself. I've never been more afraid in my life. I didn't know what I'd find when I went running into the room. She's fine, though. A bump on the head and her finger is banged up, but she's fine.



This happened to my dds when they were 4 and 6. And it was a big, heavy Pottery Barn dresser (most everything else we have is Ikea, which would hurt a lot less! ) Anyway, after I assessed that neither of them were hurt, I totally lost it and went off. I could not stop myself. "What is wrong with you two!? That is common sense!!!! You could have broken your head and had to go to the hospital!!" and so on. Not a proud moment. It just scared me so much. And I sort of felt like they knew better at that point. I'm a neurotic worrier and dd1 is just like me, so accidents are very rare due to our over the top paranoia!

 

Now I still hear them say, "Hey! No more than one drawer open at a time!!" 

 

Anyway, sorry that happened! It is super scary! And at least you didn't turn it into a crazy mom lecture... Sheepish.gif

post #85 of 1257

I'm 39 weeks today! banana.gif I feel this milestone entitles me to spend the remainder of my pregnancy sitting on the couch. Woo hoo! 

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DD is too young to understand a "lecture" about things hurting her. All she really knows is "that'll give you an owie" or "no, honey. That's hot". lol Going on a tangent would only work on my son, who is almost 5. lol

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This happened to my dds when they were 4 and 6. And it was a big, heavy Pottery Barn dresser (most everything else we have is Ikea, which would hurt a lot less! ) Anyway, after I assessed that neither of them were hurt, I totally lost it and went off. I could not stop myself. "What is wrong with you two!? That is common sense!!!! You could have broken your head and had to go to the hospital!!" and so on. Not a proud moment. It just scared me so much. And I sort of felt like they knew better at that point. I'm a neurotic worrier and dd1 is just like me, so accidents are very rare due to our over the top paranoia!

 

Now I still hear them say, "Hey! No more than one drawer open at a time!!" 

 

Anyway, sorry that happened! It is super scary! And at least you didn't turn it into a crazy mom lecture... Sheepish.gif



 

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DD is too young to understand a "lecture" about things hurting her. All she really knows is "that'll give you an owie" or "no, honey. That's hot". lol Going on a tangent would only work on my son, who is almost 5. lol



 



Oh, of course not! I wasn't advocating it. I'm sure my crazy ranting is not in the GD handbook. I just had a seriously "mommy lost it" moment after that happened. 

post #88 of 1257

Good news!  I survived the stomach bug!  I actually slept fairly well, on and off of course, and feel better now.  I am eating some applesauce and hoping that things (my stomach and um, bowels) go back to normal soon.  I'm going to ease back into yogurts and more solid foods.  Baby is still moving and happy, which makes me really happy because I'm pretty dehydrated (trying not to just chug a bunch of water and upset my stomach).  I'm just so thankful it's behind me.  It was miserable!  The contractions are better now.  Whew.  

post #89 of 1257
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So glad to hear you're feeling better J!  Stomach issues are the WORST.

post #90 of 1257

No kidding!  I NEVER got gastroenteritis growing up.  I only remember a few times that I ever threw up and those were more food-related (eating too many sweets, for instance).  I went my entire teen years and early twenties never- literally, never- throwing up. Then this year I have gotten a tummy bug TWICE!  I think it's because we are still getting used to the germs here in Oregon.  Whatever it is, it sucks.  Haha!

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Oh, of course not! I wasn't advocating it. I'm sure my crazy ranting is not in the GD handbook. I just had a seriously "mommy lost it" moment after that happened. 


lol I know what you mean. DS tried to run into traffic once when I was pregnant with DD and when I caught him, I was so scared that I was mad and I also said something to the effect of what you did.
 

 

post #92 of 1257
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No kidding!  I NEVER got gastroenteritis growing up.  I only remember a few times that I ever threw up and those were more food-related (eating too many sweets, for instance).  I went my entire teen years and early twenties never- literally, never- throwing up. Then this year I have gotten a tummy bug TWICE!  I think it's because we are still getting used to the germs here in Oregon.  Whatever it is, it sucks.  Haha!

Tell me about it.  These kids bring everything home and we have to suffer through it with them!  ugh.  I don't remember my parents getting sick this much, so I'm hoping by the time my kids are a little older we will all have super immunity.
 

 

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Tell me about it.  These kids bring everything home and we have to suffer through it with them!  ugh.  I don't remember my parents getting sick this much, so I'm hoping by the time my kids are a little older we will all have super immunity.
 

 



The worst time for us was the past few years with me teaching at one school, dsd going to another, dd1 and dd2 going to another and then attending a different place for after school care. Talk about a lot of germs! We had our choice of all the germs in the world! I swear, I could not build up any sick leave. The minute I had a day, one of us was sick. I ended up with at least on day unpaid per month. Hoping now that I'm not teaching and I've cut out aftercare this year will be better. 

post #94 of 1257

So, just yesterday I was posting about my DH's awesome leave for after the baby and then last night he tells me his boss tries to threaten him (that he would have to come in to work a few days after the baby was born until he was able to get the rest covered- neither of those things are true (it's considered a med emergency so he is NOT responsible to come to work OR to get anything covered)).  She pulled this the day that her manager (who had approved his plan) went on vaca, so he can't call her to straighten things out.  Luckily he knows a lot of other upper management in his district and he called around and found out that what she (his boss) is doing is very, very wrong.  So now instead of taking 2 weeks off, he's taking three (SUCK ON THAT, BOSS LADY!)  He's also going to file a complaint against her.  She really shouldn't have messed with him.  My DH does NOT put up with this kind of crap, and he knows what his resources and options are.  

So now he'll be off 3 paid weeks instead of two, starting right when the baby is born.  Hooray!  He'll also still have 10 vacation days to use before next September so we can take another week long vaca in June (we need to bury my dad.  Long story.  He was cremated and died during a blizzard.  Yeah, weird situation).  And he can take a day off here or there for long weekends.  This is so great!

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So, just yesterday I was posting about my DH's awesome leave for after the baby and then last night he tells me his boss tries to threaten him (that he would have to come in to work a few days after the baby was born until he was able to get the rest covered- neither of those things are true (it's considered a med emergency so he is NOT responsible to come to work OR to get anything covered)).  She pulled this the day that her manager (who had approved his plan) went on vaca, so he can't call her to straighten things out.  Luckily he knows a lot of other upper management in his district and he called around and found out that what she (his boss) is doing is very, very wrong.  So now instead of taking 2 weeks off, he's taking three (SUCK ON THAT, BOSS LADY!)  He's also going to file a complaint against her.  She really shouldn't have messed with him.  My DH does NOT put up with this kind of crap, and he knows what his resources and options are.  

So now he'll be off 3 paid weeks instead of two, starting right when the baby is born.  Hooray!  He'll also still have 10 vacation days to use before next September so we can take another week long vaca in June (we need to bury my dad.  Long story.  He was cremated and died during a blizzard.  Yeah, weird situation).  And he can take a day off here or there for long weekends.  This is so great!


Well, BOOOO on the sucky boss woman. And whoohoo for longer paternity leave! That's awesome!
 

 

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J - SO glad you're feeling better!  I agree, stomach bugs are the WORST.  Although I can't remember the last time I had one... I got sick all the time when I started working in preschools, but my immune system is pretty bionic at this point (I got a cold a few weeks ago and it was like, whoa, WTF?!? I blame it on lack of sleep, though).  I'm so excited for your husband's paternity leave!  My DH is a bartender so whatever time he takes off is money lost for us.  He can take a week off, max.  Especially since he'll be taking time off around Christmas, too.

 

I took a long walk on Monday when I was in such a foul mood after my midwife appt, and since then I've had what feels like a pinched nerve in my lower back.  Hurts like crazy!  I don't want to just lie around till baby gets here but it only hurts when I walk.  Here's hoping my Friday massage works it out for me!

post #97 of 1257

Is it sad that I'm proud of myself for just having done the dishes today? Sheepish.gif That's the extent of my exertion. I have some errands to run and I'm already exhausted just thinking about it. But yay for doing the dishes! LOL Gotta take pride in the small accomplishments at this point... I can't wait till DH is off from work tomorrow and can help me finish a few more things around the house.

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Thanks Katie!  Yeah DH has really great benefits at his job... and he only works at (drum roll please) S-bucks! (you know, the coffee company... I work in online business research so it weirds me out that they could pick up this forum feed if I spell out the name.... LOL!)  He's currently an asst store manager and will thankfully be promoted in Jan or Feb so he'll be out of this crazy lady's store.  Thank goodness!  But yeah, the 'bucks has awesome benefits, great vacation time (like I said, he gets 5 weeks and he's only been with the company for 4 years!  It will bump up to more vaca time at his 5 year mark), and it's really flexible for him hours-wise.  Very family friendly, in my opinion :-)  We love it.  And he LOVES his job, just not this particular manager.  Grrrrr.


I hope the massage helps your back too!  Pinched nerves are such a pain (literally, heh.)  

I'm still feeling yucky, but thankfully the vomiting, etc has stopped.  I'm eating the BRAT (bread, rice, apples, toast) diet.  Hard to do with the GD (those are all carb heavy!), but I'm just eating a bit at a time to get my system up and running again.  Ugh.  I have a midwife appointment today- I thought about cancelling but I feel well enough to go in for a short visit.

 

And tomorrow I'm being a belly model for the local midwifery college.  The students will palpate and check fetal heart tones.  They also give me a foot massage and it's a paying gig!  Woohooo!  I'm excited about it.  Then chiro on Friday, thank goodness.  Anyone else having a pretty fun week?? (that's weird for me to say with this illness, heh) 

 

 

ETA: also, Katie, it's great that your DH is a bartender because he'll be on the baby's schedule on his days off.  In my experience, newborns stay up LATE.  LOL!  So that's good.  My DH goes to bed at like 9pm (he considers that "late"!) so for the three weeks he's off I'd imagine he'll be a zombie... ha!

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Is it sad that I'm proud of myself for just having done the dishes today? Sheepish.gif That's the extent of my exertion. I have some errands to run and I'm already exhausted just thinking about it. But yay for doing the dishes! LOL Gotta take pride in the small accomplishments at this point... I can't wait till DH is off from work tomorrow and can help me finish a few more things around the house.

You and me both, Joanie. I sorted out the closet by the front door and straightened the living room and I'm super happy about that. lol But now I'm ready for a nap. Only I can't because I'm waiting for a couple to pick up some stuff I volunteered to give that they needed...........I hate waiting. lol

 

 

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And tomorrow I'm being a belly model for the local midwifery college.  The students will palpate and check fetal heart tones.  They also give me a foot massage and it's a paying gig!  Woohooo!  I'm excited about it.  Then chiro on Friday, thank goodness.  Anyone else having a pretty fun week?? (that's weird for me to say with this illness, heh) 

 



Aww, must be Birthingway! One of my midwives I had last time posted about this recently on FB and I was sad I couldn't go! 

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