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post #141 of 260
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Night sweats - triple check... I go to bed freezing cold with wool socks, pants and my smartwool shirt. As the night progresses, everything comes off except for the shirt (as we co-sleep and I can't ever pull blankets up to my shoulders!

 

Penis talk - We'll be open about it with DS. When DH decided (with me) that if we had a son, we wouldn't circumcise, this was a big thing for him (looking different)... but after watching videos, getting informed, and also choosing a homebirth (no one really will do a circumcision without a lot of hoops to jump through if your baby isn't born at the hospital) - we knew it was the best decision for our family. Plus, DH is tall (6'7") and I'm tall for a woman too - so there's a good chance no one will be bullying our son. Reagan - ROTFLMAO.gifthe "your girlfriend" comments... boys figure it out! December - thanks for the support and the advice. My midwife has a funny story - her DH is circ'd, but her children are not. Her oldest is 7 years old and started asking the question "why does Dad's penis look different from mine?" and they told him that "Daddy's Mommy chose to have part of his penis cut off when he was a baby" - of course, Grandma calls about an hour later, her son answers the phone and the first words out of his mouth were "Why did you cut daddy's penis off?!" Hah. Oh the conversations we'll have...

 

bloated - heck yes... My SIL is the tiniest person and when I told her she sweetly said "So, you may start showing around Christmas/New Years?" hah. Probably not. How about showing now... :)

post #142 of 260

I always show really early. My first pregnancy I'm sure most of it was bloat, but with each subsequent pregnancy my uterus has popped out sooner. These were from my last pregnancy, and i started out tiny prepregnancy and then BAM: belly at 5w. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivymae/sets/72157622040694733/ 

This time I'm not as sure what is belly and what is pudge. Not so tiny prepregnancy this time, so any uterus action is well camouflaged under the spare tire. 

post #143 of 260
Just tried on my gown for my ball tomorrow and it fits! Also, the way it is, if Hubbys is home for his ball in march I can probably wear it again, it allows for quite a bit of growth in the tummy as the "waistline" is just under my bust.
post #144 of 260

woot for the dress fitting!

 

Ivymae, THANK YOU for that photo link. I feel SO much better now. Mine isn't as cute as those--I've got my own spare tire going on, lol. (I'd also recently lost about 15lbs, so already started with some saggy skin.)

 

re: paleo--it's a pretty healthy way to eat, but it can sometimes be hard on the kidneys, and with the added kidney stress of pregnancy, you may crave some additional grain-based carbs. You may not, who knows, just from my own research on it, that was a concern. If you do add carbs, though, try to eat them with proteins and fats--after not having starches for a while, they can trigger some overactive insulin reactions.

 

OOOh, so my 3yo was going totally apeshit this afternoon (he's got a cold, he was tired, and he's THREE) both before and after I got my progesterone blood draw at the OB practice I'm going to (which I call the baby factory because of HOW MANY pregnant women come and go). So we had to walk past the waiting room, with him writhing and screaming "I scared! NO!" over and over again. (I think he was scared for me to get the needle stick, and finally quieted down while I was getting the draw done.) Then we leave, and he decides he likes it there and screams "I stay here!" over and over as we pass the waiting area again. Know how I know I was spot on with this comment: "Khalil, be quiet honey; you're scaring all the poor pregnant women!"? NO ONE LAUGHED. (except me.)

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Haven't been on in a while - I wanted to check everyone's updates though!

 

I am sick, sick, sick - being on my computer even makes me feel ill.  Evenings are the worst.

 

Re: pregnancy in your 30's being different than your 20's - I've heard that too and so far it's true for me.  I was 24 and 26 when I had my girls.  And it was sooooo much easier based on my (probably totally skewed) memories.  I don't remember ever feeling so tired and achy when I was pregnant with them.

post #146 of 260

home from the ball, it was so much fun. will post a pic of hubby and i from the ball tomorrow if ya'll like. for now i'm just going to catch up on here and then go pass out.

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i would love to see that pic, MaerynPearl.  I was going to ask you what your gown looks like, but yeah, I would rather see the pic.  I am glad to hear that ya'll had fun.

 

So about four o'clock this afternoon I was so stinkin tired.  I told my dh I was going to go lay down and rest my eyes for "just a minute."  Next thing I knew, it was after 9pm and the house was so quiet that I woke up panicked!  But all was well- Daddy had fed the kids and put them to bed, and he cleaned up their messes, too.  love.gif  He is the best Daddy I have ever known!  And so now I am not tired and for the first time in weeks I get to enjoy my special quiet time alone late in the night.  But I want it to be productive time- so I gotta get off the computer and go in my sewing room.  I hope you all have a nice night and a nice tomorrow.

 

 

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Here you go! Was such a great night... I feel hungover today but that's just morning sickness. It's not so bad if I remind myself I don't feel as bad as a lot of those Marines do today lol

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post #149 of 260

That photo is gorgeous. You look picture perfect and your eyebrows look awesome!

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Thank you! I'm blessed with some usually very nice eyebrows, it's just the plucking the stray hairs around them that sucks and takes forever lol

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LOL; I was gonna say the same thing about your eyebrows, MaerynPearl....I can't believe you did them yourself, because they look downright Hollywood.  Gorgeous dress, lovely photo....and ya'll are such a cute cute couple.  I am glad ya'll had fun!  I love your hair, too.  I wish I could pull off a cut like that.

 

I need to be busybusy all day today.  I hope you all have a nice day!

post #152 of 260
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OOOh, so my 3yo was going totally apeshit this afternoon (he's got a cold, he was tired, and he's THREE) both before and after I got my progesterone blood draw at the OB practice I'm going to (which I call the baby factory because of HOW MANY pregnant women come and go). So we had to walk past the waiting room, with him writhing and screaming "I scared! NO!" over and over again. (I think he was scared for me to get the needle stick, and finally quieted down while I was getting the draw done.) Then we leave, and he decides he likes it there and screams "I stay here!" over and over as we pass the waiting area again. Know how I know I was spot on with this comment: "Khalil, be quiet honey; you're scaring all the poor pregnant women!"? NO ONE LAUGHED. (except me.)


that's hilarious.  lol.gif

 

mae, that shade of red looks fantastic on you.  you both look great!

 

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Mae - I agree, GORGEOUS pic!  :)  It definitely makes me wish that I had something to dress up for, I love feeling pretty!!!

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Ok, so, to the topic of baby genders (unless that was already discussed, and I missed it because I didn't read the whole thread, because I'm lazy...if that's the case, forgive me).  I've heard that babies conceived closer to ovulation are more likely to be boys, and further away from ovulation tend to be girls.  Boy sperm swim fast, but also die fast, girl sperm swim slower, live longer....something like that.  I'm speculating about this because I have three boys who were all conceived within one or two days from ovulation.  This baby, who was a total shock to me, was conceived like, FIVE days before: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1aad2c 

Which I know is possible.  I just thought it was unlikely.  Anyhow, I'm wondering if my odds are higher of having a girl this time (not that I wouldn't be thrilled to have another boy, just speculation).  Thoughts? Insight?

post #155 of 260

There are a couple studies that show that to be true, and a couple that disprove it. My girls were 7days before ovulation, the day of ovulation, and a few days before ovulation. we hit the day of ovulation this time, so we'll see if we get another girl, or if we get that boy. 

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Interesting. I am fairly sure DS was day before or day of ovulation and DD was several days before ovulation. Both times there was only one possible act that lead to conception. Not quite sure when I ovulated this time so I have no guess on sex. And we were quite busy the entire "fertile" week so I don't think it would make a difference when I ovulated. love.gif

post #157 of 260

DD2 was the day of ovulation. it was the day DH came home so no doubt that it wasn't from DTD any earlier than that.

I'm going to have to go with the studies that say it's not true and there are other factors that determine it since what I read is that the ONLY study saying this is true was done by Shettles himself... and obviously he's going to come up with results that best suit his theory.

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I'm way behind so I won't even attempt to do personals...Just that I'm sorry to those feeling really sickly. I'm getting there  myself. Seems to get a little worse each day. I'm only 5w2d so we'll see. Sickness is the least of my worries at this point though. I was playing volleyball Wed night and came down from a block and tore all the ligaments and tendons in my ankle. I have no idea how I managed it. So frustrating. I'm on crutches and that is such a pain in the butt!! I feel totally useless. I can't put any weight on it at all until Monday, then he'll look at it again and I can maybe do 20% if it's looking good. Anyway, trying hard not to be totally frustrated. It's amazing how much you want to do and feel you have to do when you can't do it. It's driving me crazy to see my house fall apart and have everyone else to everything for me. Grrr...Ok, that's enough of my ranting...just needed to vent.

Oh yeah...I had to have xrays and I'm sooo paranoid. They double vested me and she said it should be fine. Anyone have any info  on this? I was going to google it but honestly I can't. I'm too scared of what I might read!

post #159 of 260

Generally xrays are fine as long as its not a common occurance. 

There's an "acceptable" amount of radiation you can be exposed to with no known issues, it's when you go over that amount that you need to worry. 

 

here's a very good source that will calm your nerves (From the CDC) http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/prenatal.asp (read it fully, one paragraph sounds a little scary but the rest of the paragraphs explain that it takes a LOT to have that effect)

 

To put it mildly, it would take 500 chest x-rays to increase your unborns lifetime risk of cancer by only 2%... If you're already far enough along to know you are pregnant, you are already past the biggest stage to worry about... it would take over 500 chest x-rays even in the stage you ARE in to cause a birth defect due to radiation...

 

Our bodies actually handle most radiation levels quite well, the fear is sort of overkill but rightfully so, what CAN happen if you have way too much exposure is terrible. But one X-ray on your leg and having been covered over the abdomen? Take a deep breath and relax :) Even the people that work in the X-Ray room can still work there pregnant as long as they take the right steps to protect themselves.

post #160 of 260

OhNO, AmBam!  OUCH!  and Bless your heart!  Did they say how long you will need crutches?  That's hard; I am so sorry you are dealing with that. 

 

On the gender thing: there is something else other than Shettles about that, too.  I read the book in the university library when I was pg last time and it is on my list to go back over there and look at it again.  I am sorry I can't remember the name of it, but I will let ya'll know when I finally get over there.  Anyway, this guy says that the gender of the baby is determined by conception, but not based on ovulation in the way the Shettles method predicts.  This guy has it worked out to the moon phases.  I can't remember enough about it to explain well, but it is basically like ALL babies conceived on these few days will be girls, then certain days will be all boys, etc.  But he used more than 2 genders, and said certain days are conducive to....i can't remember what terminology he used, but like feminine boys or masculine girls.  I knew what day that pg was conceived, and it worked out that he was right in my case (and so was Shettles, too), and I also checked it for two of my sister's pregnancies that she knew the conception dates, and it was right for her, too.

 

I am trying not to think about radiation!  Well, except for not drinking milk and praying our babies (and children) will be okay.

 

Totally OT, but MaerynPearl, are you a Sagittarius?  If you're not, do you know your chart?  I would bet you have some strong Sag placement, either your Sun or ascendant or your mercury, perhaps?   Of course I could be wrong!

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