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post #41 of 115

Onemore & Bubblema, I've been having a lot of pre-labor warm-ups myself.  I was glad to find out they are doing something though--at my appointment yesterday I was 50% effaced and 1.5 cm.  Last week I was thick and 1 cm.  Today I have been feeling nauseous, crampy, and lots of BH contrax again.  I really hope that means baby is coming sooner than later because I'm not feeling that great and hoping it doesn't stay this way for 2+ more weeks until my due date (I'm 38 weeks tomorrow).  I have no energy today either and just want to rest and sleep.
 

post #42 of 115
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I'm jealous of the people who say they can feel their uterus dropping...I can't distinguish any particular parts. The midwife keeps showing me where the head is and I keep pretending I can feel it! :-)

 

OH, I almost forgot! Dh and I came home from work one day last week to find my parents had hired a landscaper to edge and mulch all of our flower beds! They have been completely neglected for 3 years with only occasional weeding and no hard-core maintenance and they looked terrible. It was my #1 stressor and now they look GREAT! I have the best parents! I can't believe what a load of stress that project took off of my shoulders. I kept picturing me being outside all summer with dd and a newborn surrounded by weeds and messy flower beds.


I can't feel anything either.  I finally had a doula friend explain to me how to tell the difference in kicks/hits, so that I could map that way.  But palpation tells me nothing.  And right now it's not telling my MW anything either.  Yesterday she couldn't figure out if baby is breech or vertex.  We're thinking vertex just because the other night we had hiccups way down low, right above my pubic bone.  But that's the only clue we have right now. 

 

I don't remember if I said this already... but My dad and step brother came out on Saturday and trimmed one of the trees in the back yard.  Cut it away from the house, so it would stop dropping flowers/pollen all over the deck and open up the deck to more sun.  Then they got most of the weeds out of the front yard.  Then my dad and step-mom came back on Sunday and she spent a few hours cleaning my kitchen (this after she spent a few hours a couple weeks ago scrubbing my bathroom - the woman is a compulsive cleaner).  And after all of that they apologized that they couldn't come back this week during the week to help me finish getting the house ready for my shower.  So they offered to pay a cleaning service to come do it.  bigeyes.gif

 

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So basically I'm going to have to accept the request.


You really don't have to.  I am extremely picky about who I friend on FB.  I won't even accept the friend request from my dad, although he keeps trying.  And I won't friend anyone I work with either (while we're co-workers).  My privacy settings are also set to the strictest possible.  I need some semblance of privacy. 

post #43 of 115

Thanks for all of the FB suggestions everyone. 
 

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You really don't have to.  I am extremely picky about who I friend on FB.  I won't even accept the friend request from my dad, although he keeps trying.  And I won't friend anyone I work with either (while we're co-workers).  My privacy settings are also set to the strictest possible.  I need some semblance of privacy. 


I think I need to figure out who to lump into what groups, etc.  It's funny because there's a girl from my hometown who thinks we're like best friends (we're not) and at some point I put her on my restricted list and then forgot about it.  So one day she asked me why my page was blank and I honestly had no idea why...until a few weeks later I saw that I had completely restricted her from EVERYthing!  Needless to say, I kept her there, but I'm glad that I didn't have to lie to her.  Now if I could just get her to stop texting and e-mailing me...

I want to update family members, etc on our baby girl, but I'm really not comfortable with how FB shares SO much information.  I really hate how you see random pictures of people you don't know because one of your friends "liked" their picture.  I have a blog, but I'm afraid if I make it private, our parents won't remember how to log into it.  I always e-mail them when I update it and include a link and they still don't seem to understand that all you have to do is click on the link to see the blog -LOL.  Plus my dad is all like "I've been showing everyone your blog" Grrrreat.  Anyone have any tips for keeping up with long-distance family (while maintaining a little privacy)? I suppose I could just send stuff out in an e-mail...that sounds boring though.  Or maybe do a little on the blog and a little with e-mail?  Do any of you have any reservations about putting pics of your LO on the internet?  I'm kinda nervous about someone trying to steal my kid I guess :( 

 

All of you ladies with contractions are getting me excited! I had a pretty bad BH last night (it woke me up!), but I think it's because my bladder was full.  After I got back in bed, I did some of the relaxation/breathing stuff we learned in Bradley class.  It definitely helped.  I do have to say that I appreciate the BH because it at least gives me some sort of idea, however minute it is in comparison, as to what to expect.  Surprisingly, I'm not anxious about labor.  It's the whole-keeping-the-little-human-alive part I'm anxious about :)

 

Oh and I had a dream last night that I was pumping on one side and feeding baby on the other.  And she had this odd boxy-shaped nose, but I thought she was cute anyway, hahaha.

 

 

Cristeen - could I borrow your parents???

 

post #44 of 115

Thanks for the kind words everyone! Had another NST today and the baby is doing great! Also had my pre-admission appointment at the hospital. We're getting very excited!

 

Shastalily, sounds like things are happening! I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow as well. I can relate to all of the warm-up contractions and discomfort everyone has been experiencing. Can't wait to meet everyone's baby's and start hearing some birth stories!

 

Casmer, I relate to your Facebook woes. My family is just plain crazy and have no filters on Facebook. I unsubscribe from a lot of people! It has really cleared up my news feed. The thing I hate is that every time I post something, my mom calls and wants to talk on the phone. She also does this when I text her. GAH!!! I hate talking on the phone, especially to my mother, lol.

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Casmer, I relate to your Facebook woes. My family is just plain crazy and have no filters on Facebook. I unsubscribe from a lot of people! It has really cleared up my news feed. The thing I hate is that every time I post something, my mom calls and wants to talk on the phone. She also does this when I text her. GAH!!! I hate talking on the phone, especially to my mother, lol.


That would drive me crazy! My dad will sometimes call me to talk about our blog updates...it's annoying.  I'd totally have to filter him out of my FB updates if he did that.  I'm glad he doesn't text me.  I'm not sure he knows how to, haha.  My mom is also on FB, but she never looks at it. She's always asking me if anyone (brother, sister, cousin) said anything "good" on FB.  She likes to know the drama :)

 

So you have less than 10 days, right?  So close!!!

 

 

 

post #46 of 115
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I want to update family members, etc on our baby girl, but I'm really not comfortable with how FB shares SO much information.  I really hate how you see random pictures of people you don't know because one of your friends "liked" their picture.  I have a blog, but I'm afraid if I make it private, our parents won't remember how to log into it.  I always e-mail them when I update it and include a link and they still don't seem to understand that all you have to do is click on the link to see the blog -LOL.  Plus my dad is all like "I've been showing everyone your blog" Grrrreat.  Anyone have any tips for keeping up with long-distance family (while maintaining a little privacy)? I suppose I could just send stuff out in an e-mail...that sounds boring though.  Or maybe do a little on the blog and a little with e-mail?  Do any of you have any reservations about putting pics of your LO on the internet?  I'm kinda nervous about someone trying to steal my kid I guess greensad.gif 


Cristeen - could I borrow your parents???

I have pretty strong opinions about social media...so...take it all worth a grain of salt from here down. :-)

I used to blog and I used to be on facebook...I ditched FB 2 years ago after it became obvious that 1) they have ZERO respect for peoples' privacy - and their treatment of user data only gets worse over time and 2) it was making me depressed! All that faux social interaction. The hardest part after getting off was realizing that people I considered my "friends" weren't friends enough to really reciprocate when I tried to maintain a relationship (email, phone calls, etc) with them outside of social media. It made me realize how few real friends I had...but it also made me love and appreciate the real ones a whole lot more.

I shut down my blog because I don't like not knowing who's reading and when I kept it private, people complained and all in all I was just more interested in living my life than writing about it. :-)
I'm even nervous about posting here because I occasionally suspect that family members have discovered my account and are snooping (<---paranoid? yes...probably...but I have a complicated family history).

I know I'm not the only person who's a little more reserved about posting tons of pics of my kids online...once it's out there on the internet, you can never get it back and you never really know what's being done with that data (that you no longer own) or who's looking at it.

That said...it's hard to figure out how to balance staying in touch with those who aren't geographically close but who truly want meaningful updates about your family and life...and protecting your privacy and security, especially in this day and age, when it seems like if you're not on facebook, you just don't exist.

When I got off facebook, I found that people I would otherwise love to be in touch with, just didn't have time to even exchange an email here or there because every social interaction they have is centered around facebook (if it's not face to face). I think that kind of sucks and I think generally facebook and social media in general have made human beings into crappier friends...but...that's how it is. Suddenly it's a HUGE effort to drop an email to someone; it's so much more convenient to just do a drive by on the FB wall.

Anyway...I send emails. I send text messages (which I also kind of hate...but hello, the iphone makes it so easy and addicting). Mostly I try to keep that for pictures (like to my mom or sisters or close friends). I REALLY try to talk to people on the phone instead of online. And I have one friend, one sweet, amazing friend, who actually writes REAL letters still...so a couple times a year, we play Jane Austen and write real pen and ink, stamps and post office letters. And I love that.

The thing is, the people we THINK we need to be in touch with, because facebook has made it all so easy...more often than not, they're not adding anything to us (and we're most likely not adding much to them)! It's just lazy social voyeurism. Why do any of those people, who are annoying you and stressing you out with their juvenile social drama (or politics or relationships or whatever), not playing any significant role in your *real* life - why do they suddenly have a RIGHT to access information about your daily life...just because some whiz kid made a social networking platform and a whole bunch of people suddenly decided it was a good idea to join up?

I don't know...I think the people who are really interested in what's going on in your life would be thrilled to get an occasional email with a few pics of your baby and a quick update.

And Cristeen, I would like to be added to the waiting list for borrowing your parents. ;-)

Just my two cents...smile.gif
post #47 of 115
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Thanks for the kind words everyone! Had another NST today and the baby is doing great! Also had my pre-admission appointment at the hospital. We're getting very excited!

 

Shastalily, sounds like things are happening! I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow as well. I can relate to all of the warm-up contractions and discomfort everyone has been experiencing. Can't wait to meet everyone's baby's and start hearing some birth stories!

 

Casmer, I relate to your Facebook woes. My family is just plain crazy and have no filters on Facebook. I unsubscribe from a lot of people! It has really cleared up my news feed. The thing I hate is that every time I post something, my mom calls and wants to talk on the phone. She also does this when I text her. GAH!!! I hate talking on the phone, especially to my mother, lol.

I *hate* talking on the phone too.  It's so annoying when I text someone to ask them something and they call me instead of texting back.  Hello...if I wanted to talk to you I'd call.  I don't know why I hate talking on the phone so much.  It's weird.  I don't have a problem talking in person.  Luckily my mom is okay with texting most of the time, we do talk on the phone from time to time, but she doesn't call me constantly.  And my dad is just like me, so we only text.
 

 



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Thanks for all of the FB suggestions everyone. 
 


I think I need to figure out who to lump into what groups, etc.  It's funny because there's a girl from my hometown who thinks we're like best friends (we're not) and at some point I put her on my restricted list and then forgot about it.  So one day she asked me why my page was blank and I honestly had no idea why...until a few weeks later I saw that I had completely restricted her from EVERYthing!  Needless to say, I kept her there, but I'm glad that I didn't have to lie to her.  Now if I could just get her to stop texting and e-mailing me...

I want to update family members, etc on our baby girl, but I'm really not comfortable with how FB shares SO much information.  I really hate how you see random pictures of people you don't know because one of your friends "liked" their picture.  I have a blog, but I'm afraid if I make it private, our parents won't remember how to log into it.  I always e-mail them when I update it and include a link and they still don't seem to understand that all you have to do is click on the link to see the blog -LOL.  Plus my dad is all like "I've been showing everyone your blog" Grrrreat.  Anyone have any tips for keeping up with long-distance family (while maintaining a little privacy)? I suppose I could just send stuff out in an e-mail...that sounds boring though.  Or maybe do a little on the blog and a little with e-mail?  Do any of you have any reservations about putting pics of your LO on the internet?  I'm kinda nervous about someone trying to steal my kid I guess :( 

 

All of you ladies with contractions are getting me excited! I had a pretty bad BH last night (it woke me up!), but I think it's because my bladder was full.  After I got back in bed, I did some of the relaxation/breathing stuff we learned in Bradley class.  It definitely helped.  I do have to say that I appreciate the BH because it at least gives me some sort of idea, however minute it is in comparison, as to what to expect.  Surprisingly, I'm not anxious about labor.  It's the whole-keeping-the-little-human-alive part I'm anxious about :)

 

Oh and I had a dream last night that I was pumping on one side and feeding baby on the other.  And she had this odd boxy-shaped nose, but I thought she was cute anyway, hahaha.

 

 

Cristeen - could I borrow your parents???

 

You could put your family and close friends in a group and when you post anything about the baby (or anything you only want them to see) you can make that post visable to only that group.  That's probably the easiest.  I think you can also make it so only friends can see things you "like" or comment on, instead of having that public, or "friends of friends".

 

As for pictures, I don't have a problem posting pictures on Facebook.  Maybe I'm too trusting, but I don't have any strangers on my friends list.  I know everyone from real life, except the handful of mamas from here.  But I trust you all too.  I think I will go through my friends list again though, just to make sure.  :)

 

Oh, last night I had THE WORST pain in my bladder area.  It felt like baby was stabbing me.  It hurt so bad.  Thankfully it didn't last but a second or two, but wow!  It sucked.

 

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Lighthearted, strange pregnancy dreams are pretty common. You always hear of mama’s dreaming that they birthed cats or something instead of a baby. I think it is our bodies way of releasing some of that anxiety about baby being ok. And wth about the strollers possibly being banned on public transit? That is just nuts!

ALSO regarding weirdo post-office lady saying “That’s MY baby!” … totally creepy!! I am super hormonal and a bit paranoid about safety lately so if that happened to me I’d certainly have a police report written up or something! That might sound over the top, but good grief what an odd thing to say….twice!

 

Sarah, of course you are having regular BH with back pain the week SO is out of town! I hope she stays in there!! That is sweet that your DD watched birth videos with you…is she excited about being there when you give birth?  It surprises me how many 9-10 year old girls I work with say things like “Oh, I’m never having a baby because I don’t want to go through childbirth!”. I think it is so wonderful that your DD can ask questions and watch videos and experience this with you.

 

Sandy, Like others have said, I don’t think you are making anyone uncomfortable.  I want a home birth SO BAD and certainly don’t want a C-section but dealing with a stubborn breech baby myself, I have to accept that I might have a hospital birth. If he is transverse, I will have a section.  We all just have to do what is best for you and your baby when the time comes. …and OMG it is so close for you! EXCITING!

 

Callie, I posted about the same thing a couple weeks ago – my girly bits/ “Princess Puff” lol is puffier than usual too. And I think it has to do with increased blood flow to that region and is totally normal. 

 

 

 

 

 

post #49 of 115

LHM I so agree 110%. So agree. I am on FB though and I totally hate it. But family got really butt hurt when I shut down my fb account and now...my mom is addicted to it to the point sending a text message is too inconvenient for her.

I figure shes in ill health, I'll just deal with it. However, I totally have a psuedo name and am very picky about who gets on there.

People I like to converse with IRL only. :)
 

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I have pretty strong opinions about social media...so...take it all worth a grain of salt from here down. :-)
I used to blog and I used to be on facebook...I ditched FB 2 years ago after it became obvious that 1) they have ZERO respect for peoples' privacy - and their treatment of user data only gets worse over time and 2) it was making me depressed! All that faux social interaction. The hardest part after getting off was realizing that people I considered my "friends" weren't friends enough to really reciprocate when I tried to maintain a relationship (email, phone calls, etc) with them outside of social media. It made me realize how few real friends I had...but it also made me love and appreciate the real ones a whole lot more.
I shut down my blog because I don't like not knowing who's reading and when I kept it private, people complained and all in all I was just more interested in living my life than writing about it. :-)
I'm even nervous about posting here because I occasionally suspect that family members have discovered my account and are snooping (<---paranoid? yes...probably...but I have a complicated family history).
I know I'm not the only person who's a little more reserved about posting tons of pics of my kids online...once it's out there on the internet, you can never get it back and you never really know what's being done with that data (that you no longer own) or who's looking at it.
That said...it's hard to figure out how to balance staying in touch with those who aren't geographically close but who truly want meaningful updates about your family and life...and protecting your privacy and security, especially in this day and age, when it seems like if you're not on facebook, you just don't exist.
When I got off facebook, I found that people I would otherwise love to be in touch with, just didn't have time to even exchange an email here or there because every social interaction they have is centered around facebook (if it's not face to face). I think that kind of sucks and I think generally facebook and social media in general have made human beings into crappier friends...but...that's how it is. Suddenly it's a HUGE effort to drop an email to someone; it's so much more convenient to just do a drive by on the FB wall.
Anyway...I send emails. I send text messages (which I also kind of hate...but hello, the iphone makes it so easy and addicting). Mostly I try to keep that for pictures (like to my mom or sisters or close friends). I REALLY try to talk to people on the phone instead of online. And I have one friend, one sweet, amazing friend, who actually writes REAL letters still...so a couple times a year, we play Jane Austen and write real pen and ink, stamps and post office letters. And I love that.
The thing is, the people we THINK we need to be in touch with, because facebook has made it all so easy...more often than not, they're not adding anything to us (and we're most likely not adding much to them)! It's just lazy social voyeurism. Why do any of those people, who are annoying you and stressing you out with their juvenile social drama (or politics or relationships or whatever), not playing any significant role in your *real* life - why do they suddenly have a RIGHT to access information about your daily life...just because some whiz kid made a social networking platform and a whole bunch of people suddenly decided it was a good idea to join up?
I don't know...I think the people who are really interested in what's going on in your life would be thrilled to get an occasional email with a few pics of your baby and a quick update.
And Cristeen, I would like to be added to the waiting list for borrowing your parents. ;-)
Just my two cents...smile.gif


 

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Lighthearted, strange pregnancy dreams are pretty common. You always hear of mama’s dreaming that they birthed cats or something instead of a baby. I think it is our bodies way of releasing some of that anxiety about baby being ok. And wth about the strollers possibly being banned on public transit? That is just nuts!

ALSO regarding weirdo post-office lady saying “That’s MY baby!” … totally creepy!! I am super hormonal and a bit paranoid about safety lately so if that happened to me I’d certainly have a police report written up or something! That might sound over the top, but good grief what an odd thing to say….twice!

 

Sarah, of course you are having regular BH with back pain the week SO is out of town! I hope she stays in there!! That is sweet that your DD watched birth videos with you…is she excited about being there when you give birth?  It surprises me how many 9-10 year old girls I work with say things like “Oh, I’m never having a baby because I don’t want to go through childbirth!”. I think it is so wonderful that your DD can ask questions and watch videos and experience this with you.

 

Sandy, Like others have said, I don’t think you are making anyone uncomfortable.  I want a home birth SO BAD and certainly don’t want a C-section but dealing with a stubborn breech baby myself, I have to accept that I might have a hospital birth. If he is transverse, I will have a section.  We all just have to do what is best for you and your baby when the time comes. …and OMG it is so close for you! EXCITING!

 

Callie, I posted about the same thing a couple weeks ago – my girly bits/ “Princess Puff” lol is puffier than usual too. And I think it has to do with increased blood flow to that region and is totally normal. 

 

 

 

 

 


I know!  I'm so nervous.  My ex was really stressing me out about tax stuff the other night though, so I'm hoping the contractions were just related to that.  I haven't had any more painful ones since then.  My back is still achy though.  I'm planning on taking it super easy this week though, just in case!  And yeah, DD is pretty excited about it.  The midwife suggested having her take pictures, which I think is a great idea.  She loves taking pictures, and it would be neat to have pictures from her perspective.  :)

 

 

post #51 of 115

 

Weeks/Days along: 37w 3d

 

Appointments: Had one today--GBS test was negative (whew!), head is pretty firmly in the pelvis (hasn't helped the lungs much). Measuring 36 (after following 1week=1cm exactly for a month and a half.  I feel like my uterus has grown more horizontally in the last 2 weeks.

 

Symptoms: The acid came back with a vengeance.  My papaya enzymes, raw almonds, and bland meals won't cut it any longer.  Every time I turn (when the lower hip get painful) it surges.  

 

Food: Because of the acid, I've lost my appetite. DH has been bringing home my favorite grainy muffins and power cookies, but even these are intimidating.  Carrots-and-peanut butter is safe.

 

Exercise: I still make it to the Y five or six times a week, hiding in the back corner so when the class gets to deep twists or locust, I can do my modifications (open twists, camel).  Caught my reflection in the distant mirror during warrior 2 and almost bust a gut keeping the giggles in.  So much for "lifting the pelvis and tucking in the abdomen"!

 

Body changes and other milestones: Like everyone else: the swelling globular galaxy at my midsection.  

 

Thoughts: Nesting has officially kicked in.  Craigslist is my new buddy.  We finally got a dresser that is horizontally-oriented (to double as a change table). I ferried the drawers up our stairs, couldn't handle more than two at a time (pant, pant).  We've arranged to pick up a king-size bed (no frame--but FREE) on the 28th (our queen is too small for cosleeping).  Cutting it close, yeah, but DH said he'd sleep on the floor until the 28th if the squid comes early.

 

Went to a cloth diaper workshop last night.  No, I haven't started the diaper stash yet as I wanted to wait until full-term.  I'll start off with pre-folds.  Newborn AIOs are a bit costly; I mean, what if squid is a big baby? What if s/he grows fast?  I'll wait to get AIOs when I can use the adjustable size. I'm also looking into EC--anyone else with experience in EC or contemplating doing it?  Might have to start a new thread (or mine an old one).

 

As Jynx brought up on another thread: yes, I keep peeking for announcements here and in the April DDC, and getting misty as I read.

 

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 I'm also looking into EC--anyone else with experience in EC or contemplating doing it?  Might have to start a new thread (or mine an old one).

 

 

I'd like to try EC, though my husband thinks it sounds insane. I'll dig up the old thread now that we're getting closer, I'm curious if anyone who doesn't use cloth has done it. The book I have suggested that people who don't cloth diaper pick up a few AIOs or cloth training pants for use around the house. I'm also curious how early people start... I have a feeling the first few weeks I'll just be struggling to stay awake while breastfeeding.

post #53 of 115

I wanted to EC with DS, was planning on it.  And then ran into a lot of issues those first few months that took precedence.  By the time things slowed down enough I could contemplate it, I had to realize that he doesn't cue.  To this day he doesn't cue before peeing, and we're trying to PL right now.  If he's in a diaper (or trainers), he uses the diaper, period.  If he's naked, he'll cue about 75% of the time.  The rest he likes to pee on my feet. eyesroll.gif  He does a lot better going by the clock at this point, but I can't sustain putting him on the potty for 5 minutes every 15-20 minutes right now.  Definitely not going to be able to do it with a NB.  I'm in awe of mamas who can manage it, but it just wound up being too much for me. 

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The thing is, the people we THINK we need to be in touch with, because facebook has made it all so easy...more often than not, they're not adding anything to us (and we're most likely not adding much to them)! It's just lazy social voyeurism. Why do any of those people, who are annoying you and stressing you out with their juvenile social drama (or politics or relationships or whatever), not playing any significant role in your *real* life - why do they suddenly have a RIGHT to access information about your daily life...just because some whiz kid made a social networking platform and a whole bunch of people suddenly decided it was a good idea to join up?


That bolded part is what scares me about FB and the blog and such...and why I do my best to restrict some people.  Even the girl back home who thinks we're best friends would send me messages, e-mails, and texts before I restricted her.  Since I restricted her, surprisingly she's left me alone for the most part..out of sight, out of mind?  I do have some people that I like to keep up with and I know I would lose contact with them because e-mail is becoming more and more inconvenient.  I think while the baby is still little, I'll probably post pictures, but as she gets older and more recognizable I don't think I'll post as much.  IDK.  I like the idea of e-mailing of close friends and family every so often. 

 

Rowdie - I'm doing mostly prefolds and some fitteds (all 100% cotton).  The other diapers just seem like too much work (take longer to dry, get the stinks easier, etc) and are too expensive IMO.  I'm curious about EC and I'm hoping I can find a book in our library or something.

 

 

 

post #55 of 115

we are currently ecing ds and it's going great! I only had 2 misses today because he was exhausted and just wanted to be in the sling. If you all have any question I or my partner can totally help you out! We're also planning on ecing ds2 when he gets here!

 

I had a growth scan today. he's measuring 6lbs 6oz and is head down. They said everything looks great and when she checked me I was 1 cm dilated and my cervix was nice and soft! Gosh, I cannot believe it's coming soonish!

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haha, I enjoy reading everyone's opinion on social media. I have a private account, but rarely, rarely rarely post anything. I have several work connects there, and have to be there, but don't use it like other people do to "stay in touch." Its more a networking thing. But I have to say, working at home and having no 'water cooler' I do like that I can be connected with other people who share interests, whether personal or professional. 

 

And I love my professional stuff on facebook. People say the weirdest things, and interact in the weirdest ways. But then again there is no illusion of it being "private" or personal.

 

I mostly follow the rule to not put anything anywhere on the internet that you wouldn't post of a pole or broadcast on TV... But I am totally annoyed when people reshare my stuff without asking. If people do this, even my mother, I block them.  I have totally blocked my mom-- and she only see what is 'public'. But she is creepy and goes through photos I'm tagged in and then sends me weird emails.. but she is a nutjob (to put it nicely LOL)

 

That being said, there are 500 million users on facebook.... to think that someone is really interested in my particular stuff on facebook is kind of silly. Its the data that is valuable--which isn't really personal, but general trends.

 

 

post #57 of 115

You can EC with sposies you just waste a lot of them for little misses...

 

Tell your hubby babies are not born incontinent they just can't say they need to go with words. winky.gif I learned EC by my medical training actually. I specialized in Alzheimers care and my patients were not incontinent but could not express the need to go verbally.
 

post #58 of 115
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I learned EC by my medical training actually. I specialized in Alzheimers care and my patients were not incontinent but could not express the need to go verbally.

 

 

I wish more establishments would do this. I worked on a geriatric ward with lots of alzheimers and dementia and *I* would have to ask the staff to change people.  It broke my heart :(
 

 

post #59 of 115

Well trust me I was the only one who actually did it...made me so mad.
 

post #60 of 115

I got in trouble working at a nursing home because instead of singing "Happy Birthday" to a lady everyone would just stick in the corner most the time (but her family was there so we had to put on this huge caring show *puke*) I busted ranks and took this crotchety old woman who would have been absolutely MORTIFIED if she messed herself (in the dining room with all of the other old folks sitting around eating) to the restroom. She was the wear so much perfume, clothes ironed a certain way, 500 tons of hairspray in her sparse hair kind of old woman. Every nursing home has one. lol

 

 

She griped the whole way about how long I took (I had direct orders or my conscience I was waging against) and she has no idea the chewing out I got after wards (yeah it ended up being my last day of work)....but yes...

I thank God above for caring people who work with our elderly.

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