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post #61 of 85
I will be thinking of you Becky, it should go smoothly! I have Hale's and normally can provide any info, but I am out of town and no books are with me.

We are in FLfor 2.5 weeks it is going. There was a mix up with our condo so we had to stay in a different one for 3 days and then move. Not a huge deal except that there are 6 of us, a lot of stuff, and a full fridge to move down 3 flights of stairs and into a different complex. Then our real condo turned out to be nasty. Dominic is crawling everywhere and I am so grossed out and I normally can turn a blind eye. It is so bad that I refuse to walk around without shoes on and I never wear shoes. We found roaches last night. One more week and then go to Orlando.


I have been letting Dominic sleep so much each day. Since dh is around I take the baby and retreat to the quiet bedroom and he will sleep for 2-5 hours each day. Poor guy needs it. I am bored stiff just lying there but oh we'll.
post #62 of 85
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Originally Posted by Peony View Post

I will be thinking of you Becky, it should go smoothly! I have Hale's and normally can provide any info, but I am out of town and no books are with me.
We are in FLfor 2.5 weeks it is going. There was a mix up with our condo so we had to stay in a different one for 3 days and then move. Not a huge deal except that there are 6 of us, a lot of stuff, and a full fridge to move down 3 flights of stairs and into a different complex. Then our real condo turned out to be nasty. Dominic is crawling everywhere and I am so grossed out and I normally can turn a blind eye. It is so bad that I refuse to walk around without shoes on and I never wear shoes. We found roaches last night. One more week and then go to Orlando.
I have been letting Dominic sleep so much each day. Since dh is around I take the baby and retreat to the quiet bedroom and he will sleep for 2-5 hours each day. Poor guy needs it. I am bored stiff just lying there but oh we'll.


Gross about the room!! 

 

But the sleeping sounds good.  

 

Did you decide about doing Disney for the day?

 

Our trip is booked.  32 Days!  I can't wait.  I wish I could lose like 5 lbs before then, but it probably won't happen -- and in the moment I won't care.  I just can't wait to see my little girls face light up when she sees the castle! joy.gif

 

Truth is, though, I think I'm more excited than she is.  LOL.

 

Ok - random, thoughts needed.  Two nights in a row now, I've had vivid preggo dreams.  Both times, I was at least halfway along and finding out it was a girl.  Both times.  I'm super freaked out.  It's not possible, b/c we don't have unprotected sex (well, I suppose anything is possible) but AFAIK I don't have a cycle yet.

I interpret this to mean that my heart truly isn't done having babies yet.  Wah.  Why is this happening to me??  I love my kids and want to be done!!  Anyone have any sage advice?

post #63 of 85

I've been having lots of baby cravings lately, too, Carrie. I think it actually may have something to do with hormones returning or something? I actually convinced Mark to say that we could have five babies (total) if I don't feel done after four, haha. And we definitely want to wait until Malcolm is about three before ttc, but still. Although a woman I knew who had a baby in the May before us just announced she's 18 weeks pregnant and I couldn't believe it! We were just pregnant! There's no way I'd be ready for real, no matter what my hormones say.

post #64 of 85
I am plugging my ears on all this more babies talk. LALALALALA.... In all seriousness though, I am pretty sad that we won't have any more bio babies, but my pelvis just would NOT have it. The thought of being pregnant again makes my skin crawl. But I would be lying if I said that I hadn't looked up things about adoption at least a few times in the last few months. I'm thinking in 5 years... Probably a pipe dream, but hey, that's what all those hours sitting and nursing can be for!

How is everyone doing on crawling? DD is SO close. And I'm looking around at how very NOT baby proof our house is... I'm trying to figure out how to do it without cramping DS' style, ya know?

Also, is anyone else in the "carry me always" phase right now? I remember DS getting more clingy around this stage, but I am wearing my 20+ pound little girl for at least 6 hours a day, and... My back!!!
post #65 of 85

I wish I could skip the pregnancy!  I would adopt in a heartbeart if I could get DH on board.  He isn't game for that at all.

The only thing (really, the only thing) that I dread about more children is the pregnancy.

I suppose I'd worry about feeding an adopted child as bf'ing is all I know.  I could probably look into relactation or something if I wanted to...but I don't think it'll happen.  Pipe dream, as you say.

 

DS pushes up on hands and slides backwards sometimes.  Maybe a few more weeks til we get actual intentional motion!  But he moves backwards and scoots in circles!

 

Mares - yes!!  I couldn't handle it mentally no matter what my lady parts are craving!  LOL!

post #66 of 85

Charlie isn't so much with the "carry me always";.. but that's probably because I'm lazy and usually sitting. He's certainly wanting to be touching someone nearly all the time. He cries when someone leaves the room (well, me or Dusty). It's fun! Fun :)

 

This actually might be pretty convenient after my surgery when I want to lay around and recover - we can go into his room and lay on the bed in there and he'll happily entertain himself and just check in as needed.

post #67 of 85

it went well! had to stay overnight bacause she was worried that i might have internal bleeding. i didn't! grateful for the stayk really, that was a hellsh day. racking myscle spasms from my belly to my neck.

 

charlie was amazing. he whined a bit but didn't cry. had a nap, had water and a banana. i was gone about five hours and not good when they got me back, but we worked it out and he nursed pretty quick. he had to go to sleep on someone else because he likes tp kick, but he's still spent his nught snuggled on me. he glares at me a lot for being different but i'm better so he likes me again  now. he's currently eating a saltine with much joy.

 

 

 

i ate pizaa last night which was yummy! even kept it down! will call monday to make an appointment to see the doc and know whst happened.

 

 

 

i'm so proud of him, for doing so well. all the nurses adored him. :-)

post #68 of 85
Becky, I'm so glad it all went smoothly, though I'm sorry you were in pain. hug2.gif Good job, Charlie!

It's been really quiet around here. We found out that DD can't have egg yolk. Has anybody heard of this? She ate it just fine the first 3-ish times. Then the 4th time she threw up 5 times in an hour. We though it was because of probiotics, because we had given them to her for the first time. Well, this week we tried egg yolk again and, yup, BARF! Poor kiddo! greensad.gif It's really hard to see her go through that. Could this be related to her still getting gassy if I have milk products?

Also, I had kind of a milk scare this week where I was having trouble getting letdowns. I started fenugreek and the poor girl is SO gassy. I'm wondering if I had a chemical pregnancy or something because I got my period last weekend but the week before I was having hip pain I only had in pregnancy, and we had BD'd during fertile mucus a couple weeks before. Plus I've had to pee like a summabitch this week. Anyway, it's been a weird week, but hopefully my milk is doing better now.

I hope everybody is doing well!
post #69 of 85

 

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Gross about the room!! 

 

But the sleeping sounds good.  

 

Did you decide about doing Disney for the day?

 

Our trip is booked.  32 Days!  I can't wait.  I wish I could lose like 5 lbs before then, but it probably won't happen -- and in the moment I won't care.  I just can't wait to see my little girls face light up when she sees the castle! joy.gif

 

Truth is, though, I think I'm more excited than she is.  LOL.

 

Ok - random, thoughts needed.  Two nights in a row now, I've had vivid preggo dreams.  Both times, I was at least halfway along and finding out it was a girl.  Both times.  I'm super freaked out.  It's not possible, b/c we don't have unprotected sex (well, I suppose anything is possible) but AFAIK I don't have a cycle yet.

I interpret this to mean that my heart truly isn't done having babies yet.  Wah.  Why is this happening to me??  I love my kids and want to be done!!  Anyone have any sage advice?

 

 

No Disney. Dh just kicking and screaming about it and we will be back next year so we just did a day of Sea World instead. it was good, they had fun, and it was HOT enough there, Disney with the sheer volume of pavement is always even hotter. All the kids are on east coast time which was a major drag when everyone was up by 4:30am today.And now someone is crying. BBL.

post #70 of 85
Becky, any news from your doctor? Thinking about you!
post #71 of 85

 

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Becky, any news from your doctor? Thinking about you!

 

I see her in a week and a half! Thank you :)

post #72 of 85

Since the surgery, Charlie has nursed the left side. He prefers the right for comfort but rarely fusses about the left.

 

So worth the holes in my gut :)

post #73 of 85

Becky, I'm glad to hear you're doing well post-op and that nursing is going smoothly!!!!!!

post #74 of 85
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Becky, I'm glad to hear you're doing well post-op and that nursing is going smoothly!!!!!!


Thank you!

He still tries to avoid the left side sometimes, but I argue and win. He says no and he gets a quick physical check - neck tight? Jaw tight? Inside mouth okay? Hips happy? Hang straight when dangled by hips? If all those are good, he gets offered only the left until he nurses a bit. Unless he gets really upset. It's working :)

post #75 of 85
Glad things are going better, Becky! Your appointment is coming up, right? Thinking of you!

DD was standing up in her pack'n'play today, holding the sides. I really thing she's going to go right to walking without really crawling. We have hardwood floors and her poor knees keep slipping out from under her. She gets up on her hands and knees and rocks when she's on a non-slip surface. when on the hardwood, she goes into a mini cobra position and pushes herself backward across the floor. It's really cute, but then she backs herself up against something and gets frustrated. Once it's warmer she can take off the tights and get good traction, but by then I wonder if she'll be walking.

How is everybody...it's so QUIET!

Carrie, I looked back and it looks like Finn was doing the same backwards sliding thing. Is he doing any crawling yet?
post #76 of 85
Only rocking on hands and knees! No actual crawling yet. He still does the "cobra slide" lol!! And he can almost go from sitting to crawling. Soon!!

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post #77 of 85

I've been saying "soon!!" for months now.. I guess it's all relative. And I'll be startled when he does it :)

post #78 of 85
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I've been saying "soon!!" for months now.. I guess it's all relative. And I'll be startled when he does it :)

Me too! Although I was wishing he wouldn't start crawling until after we moved (our last apartment was a baby death trap) and he didn't, so that's great!

post #79 of 85
I know, right? It will still blow me away when he does it.

I think he gave me a real hug today. We were having a great time at the park, he went on the swings and the slide. I picked him up and he literally squealed at me all excited, then hugged me around the neck and held it for awhile! I teared up!

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post #80 of 85

Baby hugs are so awesome!! :D:D

 

And yeah. It's interesting - I want him to crawl because it's important that he not skip crawling.. but I really like that he doesn't crawl yet because then my job gets harder :P

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