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post #101 of 260

I hear you about Rhys.  With our last son, Dh REALLY wanted to name him Seamus.  I like the way that sounds but hate the way it looks and is spelled.  I just kept cringing to think people would call him SEEMUS, lol.   DH's heritage is Irish and so he would love to use Irish names, but it seems they are all spelled differently than they are pronounced.  For example, this name looks so pretty, but I have NO IDEA how it would be pronounced: Siobhan. ? There are MANY pretty Irish names that I can't figure out how to pronounce! lol

 

 

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My daughter is Ivy and she basically named herself (got the name in my head as soon as I got pregnant.)  

 

Interesting!  That's how it was with my Terran.  I just knew that was his name, even before I knew he was a boy.  I kept scratching my head, thinking, I don't really like that name for a girl, but I knew it was the right name. So, I was glad to find out he was indeed a boy. My dh has a first and middle name already picked out this time for a girl, and I have more than a few ideas myself, but we have no boys' names in reserve.  I wondered about this the other day and thought something like, gosh, what if it's a boy, what on earth would we name him?  And then the name Dylan popped immediately into my head, without me thinking about it at all, and this is a name I have NEVER thought of or noticed that I like.  But we did the deed a day before I O'ed, so my understanding is this means it must be a girl or girls, because male sperm die quickly; isn't that right? 

post #102 of 260
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post

 But we did the deed a day before I O'ed, so my understanding is this means it must be a girl or girls, because male sperm die quickly; isn't that right? 



 That's what happened with my DD Ivy.  DTD, then I went out of town and O'ed so I thought we'd missed our window.  But nope.  :D

 

AND I think Dylan would be an awesome name for a girl.  ;)


Edited by DecemberSun - 11/14/11 at 6:23pm
post #103 of 260
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post

Well it's just to me Reese/Reece is a female name and Rhys is a male name :/

 

Crisis averted. After pointing out Rowan Atkinson, hubby saw my point that Rowan can be a perfectly geeky name for our child.



 I LOVE Rowan.  :)

post #104 of 260
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post

I hear you about Rhys.  With our last son, Dh REALLY wanted to name him Seamus.  I like the way that sounds but hate the way it looks and is spelled.  I just kept cringing to think people would call him SEEMUS, lol.   DH's heritage is Irish and so he would love to use Irish names, but it seems they are all spelled differently than they are pronounced.  For example, this name looks so pretty, but I have NO IDEA how it would be pronounced: Siobhan. ? There are MANY pretty Irish names that I can't figure out how to pronounce! lol

 

 

 

Interesting!  That's how it was with my Terran.  I just knew that was his name, even before I knew he was a boy.  I kept scratching my head, thinking, I don't really like that name for a girl, but I knew it was the right name. So, I was glad to find out he was indeed a boy. My dh has a first and middle name already picked out this time for a girl, and I have more than a few ideas myself, but we have no boys' names in reserve.  I wondered about this the other day and thought something like, gosh, what if it's a boy, what on earth would we name him?  And then the name Dylan popped immediately into my head, without me thinking about it at all, and this is a name I have NEVER thought of or noticed that I like.  But we did the deed a day before I O'ed, so my understanding is this means it must be a girl or girls, because male sperm die quickly; isn't that right?


That's what I've heard, too.  I don't know if it's a theory or if it's a pretty well-established fact, though.  It'll be interesting to find out, because DP and I dtd 6 days before I ovulated.  Apparently, we were dealing with super-sperm. superhero.gif

 

post #105 of 260
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Originally Posted by Charliemae View Post

  Did you come across *any* pregnancy sickness remedies that worked at all?  I've been thinking about trying one of those motion sickness bands but I'm worried people would notice it.  

 

 



With my first girls, the acupressure, eating protein, sucking on candy, etc all worked, so do try all of those! It's rare to be as sick as i was, and a lot of things worked short term, or with major side effects, but nothing got me anywhere near "normal". I had a 4 and 2 year old at the time, so I couldn't be completely drugged up and sleep through it all, which was kind of my last option. I just ate what I could, tried to keep it down as long as I could, and got used to getting IV fluids. Right now i am struggling to eat, but I am keeping stuff down despite feeling miserable, which is a WIN after my last pregnancy. 

post #106 of 260
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post  For example, this name looks so pretty, but I have NO IDEA how it would be pronounced: Siobhan. ? There are MANY pretty Irish names that I can't figure out how to pronounce! lol

 

Sha-vonn, I believe, is how you pronounce Siobhan.  I really, really love the name Saoirse, which is pronounced "Seer-sha" <----that one might be technically Gaelic. 

post #107 of 260
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Originally Posted by LemonPie View Post

 

Sha-vonn, I believe, is how you pronounce Siobhan. 



yep. a friend's middle daughter is named Siobhan. :)

 

re: sperm...dtd farther from ovulation can increase the likelihood that a girl will be conceived because X-chromosome sperm outlive Y-chromosome sperm. However, that's only a ratio of about 63% to 37%, iirc, at 5 days before ovulation, and decreases from there, actually becoming slightly more likely to produce male offspring when dtd within 24-30 hours of ovulation (because Y-chromosomes have less genetic weight to carry & are faster swimmers). The overall percentages, days prior to ovulation notwithstanding, is 51% likelihood of producing a male offspring. Apparently there's a study out there that if you combine Shettles with HEAVY marijuana use, you can increase that likelihood of a girl to as much as 71% female. lol

 

guess who's tried the Shettles method for over a year with this one and 3 months with baby#2? :P (but not the weed part.)

post #108 of 260

Yeah Siobhan is "Sha-van" I had a classmate with that name (out of 43 kids... sort of amazing that we weren't all common names lol)

 


And yeah, timing may change your chances of girl/boy a little, but it's not drastic. In my experience (uh... from googling studies on it, and the few people i've seen try it) there's actually no noticeable difference. 

 

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/Gender-Selection-Methods---Scientific-Evidence.html

 

go down to "review" and they name some.

 

even with two boys, you are just as likely to have a girl this time as any of us. so if it "works" it didn't necessarily work, you just happened to conceive your girl this time.

 

post #109 of 260

Just wanted to say a quick WELCOME to all the new mommies-to-be!  Welcome.gif  Now that is a big smiley face.  Dang!  lol

 

My main symptom is sore boobs.  OW.  My husband elbowed me on accident the other day, and I thought I was going to bite his head off.  I refrained since it was an accident, but it took amazing restraint.

 

I was going to make a longer post, but I have to eat lunch or I think the nausea will come back. It's got that feeling, you know?  See you all in a bit!  :)

post #110 of 260

Okay, i'm sorry, but i don't see any possible way i just have one baby in there!  I have never been so hungry in my life and I feel like I am starving to death, even though I JUST ate.  And what's weirder than that is that I am losing weight.  This makes no sense, as I am not throwing up at all and am eating all.the.time.  I gained A LOT with my last pg- i think it was more than 60 lbs, and so when I read that one of you have already gained 6lbs, I thought I better check, to make sure I am not putting on too much too fast.  My pants are too tight around my bloated belly, but somehow I have LOST seven pounds since I weighed myself a few days before finding out I'm pregnant.  So, wth?  I don't get it, and I just googled.  Everything I read says you may gain weight faster in a twin pg, but then my own experience is that despite trying mightily, I never did gain ANY weight in the 17 weeks I carried twins. 

 

I did schedule a scan, for two weeks from today, and I swear I won't be surprised to find out it's triplets (but I will be SCARED, lol)!

 

and, ikwym about the bbs, goofyinok; my 2.5 yo behemoth ds has climbed on, stepped on, headbutted and punched my poor bbs thus far and I think I now know how my dh feels when that hard head gets him in the "nuts."  lol  I am really worried about the bean getting squashed or broken, once it's bigger, by my son, who i should have named "Bam-Bam."

post #111 of 260

Is anyone else FREEZING COLD all the time? cold.gif  I live in N. CA and the winters here are mild.  It's been in the mid-60s all week, but I am literally shivering as I write this, wearing jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt.

post #112 of 260

Today is 78 and I'm comfortable. Below 70 and I need a coat though, so yeah. This is a constant thing for me in early pregnancy and late pregnancy I get warm. This means three of my pregnancies have really sucked (due in June, July and September, all once it gets hot out... but starting out when it's cold!)

post #113 of 260

Just enrolled in my health insurance pregnancy program. Has anyone else done that? I remember doing it with my first but can't remember what I did with my 2nd. You get 24/7 maternity nurse access by phone but I don't know what I'd call for. Figured glad to be enrolled, just in case.

post #114 of 260
I've never had to enroll in anything special but have always had the 24 hour line. Never called at an odd time except 3am when I thought I was in labor with DD2 (i was) to ask if they thought I should come in...

Otherwise I've called at regular hours for all sorts of things. "I just threw up 15 minutes after taking this pill, should I take another?" "I fell on the ice, what warning signs should I watch for?" "This medication says consult doctor if pregnant. Is it ok to take?" Odd cramps that wouldn't go away, bladder infections I was able to self-diagnose (i get them so much, they are easy to spot) and just calling in for prescription.


That 24 hour line saves you worry and saves your doctor random not-so-important visits. It's an awesome thing to have!
post #115 of 260
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post

I've never had to enroll in anything special but have always had the 24 hour line. Never called at an odd time except 3am when I thought I was in labor with DD2 (i was) to ask if they thought I should come in...
Otherwise I've called at regular hours for all sorts of things. "I just threw up 15 minutes after taking this pill, should I take another?" "I fell on the ice, what warning signs should I watch for?" "This medication says consult doctor if pregnant. Is it ok to take?" Odd cramps that wouldn't go away, bladder infections I was able to self-diagnose (i get them so much, they are easy to spot) and just calling in for prescription.
That 24 hour line saves you worry and saves your doctor random not-so-important visits. It's an awesome thing to have!


wow!  you should be a salesperson for this stuff! smile.gif  i didn't enroll w/ my last pregnancy, but after reading what you wrote- i think i will! dang, you're good! bow2.gif

 

post #116 of 260

Anyone have the over the top sense of smell right now?

Every little smell is sooo overwhelming. I had some of this with my other pregnancies, but not like this. I can smell the cinnamon in the sealed jar standing in the kitchen, at least 6 feet away. As if the whole room is coated in it or something. And yesterday, I was talking to my son's occupational therapist after his appointment and all I could smell was an overwhelming cherry smell. I was sure she had like a cherry cough drop in her mouth or something, but no, it was a kid with a lollipop across the room. I was actually backing away from her as she was talking to me hoping to escape the smell. 

post #117 of 260

Does anyone watch the show "Psych"? You know how Shawn refers to Gus' "super-sniffer"? That's me on a NON-pg day. SO yeah, Stephenie, my olfactory sense is in overdrive. Well, except for today--I have some sort of nasty cough/congestion cold thing going on. I blame my shopping-cart-licking 3yo. The 6yo licked enough carts in his day to acquire a robust enough immune system to forego this bug, though. (so far...?) My fever has't gotten over 100 so far, so I'm not terribly worried about  my cargo, but feeling this crappy on top of the not-quite-nausea and exhaustion is lame. 

 

Ms Shell, I wonder if it's not the hCG in your system--it can change your metabolism, though more calories wouldn't usually cause the change unless your calories are really low-carb? I guess it's more pseudo-evidence that you might have more than one on board, lol. 

 

GoofyinOK, I have to tell you I thought of you today--I was at a friend's and she had a piece of Bit-o-Honey & since I've been craving some since you talked about it over a week ago (and changed our avatar), I swiped it. ;) mmmmm

post #118 of 260

I am freezing cold too! Although I am in MN so that might be part of it but still brrrrrrrr. 

post #119 of 260

Haha I love Psych. That's a great way to put it. 

Sorry you are sick! 
 

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Originally Posted by stegenrae View Post

Does anyone watch the show "Psych"? You know how Shawn refers to Gus' "super-sniffer"? That's me on a NON-pg day. SO yeah, Stephenie, my olfactory sense is in overdrive. Well, except for today--I have some sort of nasty cough/congestion cold thing going on. I blame my shopping-cart-licking 3yo. The 6yo licked enough carts in his day to acquire a robust enough immune system to forego this bug, though. (so far...?) My fever has't gotten over 100 so far, so I'm not terribly worried about  my cargo, but feeling this crappy on top of the not-quite-nausea and exhaustion is lame. 

 

Ms Shell, I wonder if it's not the hCG in your system--it can change your metabolism, though more calories wouldn't usually cause the change unless your calories are really low-carb? I guess it's more pseudo-evidence that you might have more than one on board, lol. 

 

GoofyinOK, I have to tell you I thought of you today--I was at a friend's and she had a piece of Bit-o-Honey & since I've been craving some since you talked about it over a week ago (and changed our avatar), I swiped it. ;) mmmmm



 

post #120 of 260
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wow!  you should be a salesperson for this stuff! smile.gif  i didn't enroll w/ my last pregnancy, but after reading what you wrote- i think i will! dang, you're good! bow2.gif

 



I actually used to be an insurance saleswoman. I quit because I was sick of ripping people off (I'm not allowed to say what company or they can sue me, but seriously if you think you're getting ripped off you probably are)

 

but there are definitely some really good things, like the 24 hour lines and such.

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