MirandaM -- Pregnancy really can do crazy things to your body. I've experienced reflux and dizzy spells thus far and have had the hip problems before... I haven't had any hip problems this time around and I'm wondering if chiropracitc care is really helping with that? I would think it is! As for the reflux, my hippie remedy is to get a hazelwood necklace! Honestly, it worked WONDERS for me (also, while not pregnant completely helped with migraines!)... something to look into for sure! For immediate relief, I've dabbled in a lot, because especially while pg with dd4, my reflux was TERRIBLE from SOOOOOOO early on! Apple Cider Vinegar in hot water with a bit of honey (the Braggs brand) was the best solution for the worst of it. For milder reflux/heartburn, papaya enzyme tablets helped. And, if neither of those worked, a tiny bit of baking soda in a glass of water seemed to fix things (of note: I've had people say that baking soda can be a bad shock for your system for the high amount of sodium you're putting in your body.. so.. use with caution, I guess?).
MonkeyKeeper -- glad all looked well on your scan! :)
PrettyHippie -- I totally agree that chiro care is A.MA.ZING! And it reminds me that I need to go back!
ascher21 -- welcome! Glad the ACV is working for you! I've found it always to be amazing (though I make it into more of a 'tea' like I posted above) :)
MissE -- I haven't been to any Babycenter boards since pg with dd2 (when, weird enough, somebody mentioned cloth diapers, which sent me on a crazy journey that ended up with me turning into a homebirthing, cloth-diapering, organic-eating, homeschooling, non-vaxing, breastfeeding, CLW, etc... mama!). So, there IS good that can come from there, I guess. It's jut probably pretty rare ;) ... And your use of "A C/S Story" is hilariously and disturbingly true. We dont' have cable, but if we're at MILs, I'll sometimes flip channels and sometimes I can't help but be drawn to it if it's on even though I just get really upset with it :/ When heart decels begin or progress isn't being made and I see mama laying FLAT ON HER BACK, TOTALLY strapped down by machines, I want to scream, "DUH!!! LET HER MOVE!" :(
beans -- Hooray for another boy!! As a mother of four girls (at least for now!), there's something really fun and exciting about same-sex siblings I think. Plus, hand-me-downs are sure handy ;)
AFM -- Things are going pretty okay, I guess. The two-year-old is a terror, the ten-year-old is moody as heck (eek! I told dh it's really only going to get worse -- and multiply -- from here on out!), and the middle two either fight like cats and dogs or get along like best friends. I need to get to the gym more regularly. .. Tomorrow I have a midwife appointment which is always fun :) I also REALLY need to call dh's state insurance rep (his job is a state employee job) and see if our homebirth is covered. We paid out-of-pocket last time and have set up a payment schedule to do so this time (and it will work), but if we can get reimbursed? Dude. I'm all for that.
I ordered a dress that I think will work for dh's ordination in August. I'd link to it, but got it off of zulily.com and it's not available anymore... I think I have a picture on my phone, maybe I'll upload it sometime. I'll be like 37+ weeks at that time, so gosh.. we'll see how it all goes!
There is a nagging, annoying situation wtih a SIL that just seems tricky. She wants to cloth diaper, which is great! And since I have a snap press, serger, and lots of other various supplies, I'm happy to help in making her one, but it is looking like she's expecting me to make ALL the newborn diapers... since the pattern I like the best for newborns happens to be a serged pattern. And seriously, I'm just not down with that. I know diapers can be expensive to purchase, but that's because they DO take a LOT of time to make!! My SIL generally annoys me in other ways because she and her husband (dh's brother) are cheap and mooch off of people (even my own MIL :( MIL runs an in-home daycare and BIL/SIL take their two kids there already -- girl age 4, boy age 2 -- FULL TIME and they don't pay her a dime.... really :( ... AND, now they're having ANOTHER baby that was FULLY PLANNED.. and even planned for the summer -- June -- so SIL would already be home since she's a para-educator and not working in the summer. They somehow found money about six months ago to buy a second vehicle, so they have two vehicle payments and a mortgage payment that is really way too high for their house... but they can't find money to pay MIL... plus, their two kids currently are taking up two very valuable spots for MILs income... in essence, I figure they're stealing more than $1200/month from her :( PLUS, SIL comes over on her lunch breaks every day and eats lunch there too... and never contributes towards that either). ugh.. /rant over. Sometimes they just really bother me. They openly have no issues NOT paying MIL.