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May/June Chat Thread

post #1 of 50
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Hi :)

 

So! I saw the surgeon for my post-op on Thursday. Everything looks good. It was a terratoma about 5-6cm in diameter. As my ovary was only 2-3, there wasn't much left of it there. So those went. It was full of hair and fat. Mmmm.

post #2 of 50

oh geez! well, i am glad that is over for you, i am sorry it cost you an ovary as well. how are you feeling since then?

 

i find that description of the mass oddly fascinating.
 

post #3 of 50
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I do, too! And now I can joke that I've had surgical fat removal. Because I have. Oh! And hair removal. Bwahahaha :D

 

I'm doing okay. Pretty crampy sometimes and there's some random tenderness. My new belly button is fascinating. My body is ever-changing :)

 

The thing to remind myself is that I lost that ovary a long time ago, it wasn't really there anymore.

 

Scared about money, though. With those medical bills piling onto the c-section ones. And I have to do all my continuing education to stay licensed this year. That's hundreds of dollars. Bleh :)

post #4 of 50

I'm so lucky to have a job that pays for my continuing ed. The trainings are mind-numbingly boring. But free!

 

I hear you about money. My insurance is still jacked up from M being born. There's several months of her doctor's visits I paid out of pocket and I still haven't managed to convince my insurance company that they need to reimburse me, now that I have managed to prove she exists to the State and get her birth certificate. And they're refusing to reimburse a lot from my homebirth, so there's several thousand dollars I thought I would have that I just... don't. Yeehaw.

 

Can I also just say... I knew teething would be hard, right? I get that. In the same way I knew childbirth would be hard, and then I had to DO it. I feel so bad for my poor poor baby! I thought we were in the clear when they popped through, and she actually slept through that night, but now my mellow little bird is MAD! She won't be held, won't be put down, won't be worn, doesn't want to sleep, doesn't want to nurse, doesn't want to not have a boob in her mouth... She is hitting her head really hard backwards into me, and has dove mouth first onto my collarbone and her high chair tray looking for something to gnaw on and both times bumped herself and ends up being very yelly afterwards. I guess, legitimately, it would really suck to have that going on in one's mouth. I just wish I could fix it all for her. Teething tablets & mama milk cubes in the mesh feeder, all day long!
 

post #5 of 50
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Ibruprofin works wonders! Poor things. I agree. It's awful.

 

We still have never ordered a birth certificate. Probably should do that ;)

 

Money. Yeah. Blah. :(

post #6 of 50
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he's started crawling! he'll be nine months tomorrow. yay!
post #7 of 50
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Originally Posted by Beckily View Post

he's started crawling! he'll be nine months tomorrow. yay!

Yay!

So far Magnolia has her bottom two center teeth and we got lucky with those - didn't realize she was even teething til I stuck my finger in her mouth. I've heard the other ones are more difficult to get through.

Magnolias new "thing" she is doing is trying to go from a sitting to a standing position on her own. She only tries to do it in the bed when its sleepy time. Makes bedtime so much more fun *sigh*.
post #8 of 50
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Originally Posted by SouthernStormy View Post

Yay!
So far Magnolia has her bottom two center teeth and we got lucky with those - didn't realize she was even teething til I stuck my finger in her mouth. I've heard the other ones are more difficult to get through.
Magnolias new "thing" she is doing is trying to go from a sitting to a standing position on her own. She only tries to do it in the bed when its sleepy time. Makes bedtime so much more fun *sigh*.


at least it's a soft landing?

charlie's getting his top middles. history blurs so i can't remember if this is worse or better than the bottom middles. i hope her teething stays nice!
post #9 of 50

Knock on wood, but we are having a teething reprieve right now. River's got 3 on top and 2 on bottom. When they are coming though, he does seem to have a little pain, but I think the restlessness is worst. He just can't sleep for longer than 30 min without waking up and he gets so overtired and cranky from it. I can see tooth #6 under the gum, so we might be doing this again very soon. 

 

Yay for crawling Charlie and standing Mags! This stage of movement is more difficult to keep them safe, but it's so cool to see them explore their world so much more. River's been cruising along the furniture for a while now and will walk down the hall if you hold one of his hands. He accidentally stood the other day without support, but haven't seen it again. He's 9 months and his next Well Baby Visit is next week. I'm curious to see what his weight is. He has slimmed down a lot since he started moving so much. He is seriously non-stop all day long moving. DH and I wonder if this is just a phase he's going through, or is this a characteristic he'll always have. :)

post #10 of 50
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Knock on wood, but we are having a teething reprieve right now. River's got 3 on top and 2 on bottom. When they are coming though, he does seem to have a little pain, but I think the restlessness is worst. He just can't sleep for longer than 30 min without waking up and he gets so overtired and cranky from it. I can see tooth #6 under the gum, so we might be doing this again very soon. 

 

Yay for crawling Charlie and standing Mags! This stage of movement is more difficult to keep them safe, but it's so cool to see them explore their world so much more. River's been cruising along the furniture for a while now and will walk down the hall if you hold one of his hands. He accidentally stood the other day without support, but haven't seen it again. He's 9 months and his next Well Baby Visit is next week. I'm curious to see what his weight is. He has slimmed down a lot since he started moving so much. He is seriously non-stop all day long moving. DH and I wonder if this is just a phase he's going through, or is this a characteristic he'll always have. :)

 

Probably how he'll always be - it's certainly how he's always been :D My mom says we never really changed personality from birth.

post #11 of 50

I know! He was never really a happy baby until he could move and explore the world on his own.
 

post #12 of 50
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I know! He was never really a happy baby until he could move and explore the world on his own.

 

he's going to be an awesome active scientist :-) frowing up in the right place!
post #13 of 50

I wanted to share the good news... I get to quit my job in 2 months! I actually like my job, but I'm so excited to have a chance to be a SAHM for a little while, even if I have to find work again in 6 mo or so. DH got a job with the National Park here and starts mid-July. We were going back and forth about whether I should work part time or not at all, and decided to try it out with me not working. I have been meaning to give my notice to my boss all week, but I keep chickening out. I MUST do it tomorrow! And the best part is that I get to "hang up the horns" and quit pumping in 2 months! 

 

Also, there's a good chance we'll be vising Portland in early August! DH wants to go to a conference there, and if we are going to go, we should be buying our tickets soon, so I'll keep you updated. Michelle, I hope we can meet up! Becky & the other Portlanders on Facebook want to meet up too, I can't wait! ReeTee, are you still there or are you in NYC? River wants to meet SR :) 


Edited by cat13 - 6/18/12 at 12:34pm
post #14 of 50
Cat: awesome! When in August do you think you will be in Portland?

All Pacific Northwesters: I am planning on visiting my family sometime this summer the live in West Linn--close to Wilsonville. I would totally be into a meetup :-)
post #15 of 50
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Yay meeting up!! :D We still haven't made it down for a visit ourselves. Very sad!

post #16 of 50

I think it's the first week in August. Not 100% sure if we can swing it financially, but DH is applying for some conference travel grants, so we'll see. :)
 

post #17 of 50
Yaaaaay for Oregon visits!!! I am looking forward to some sweet photo ops smile.gif

RE: "Hang up the horns" -- best thing I've heard in a while orngbiggrin.gif
post #18 of 50
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Originally Posted by earth-mama View Post

Cat: awesome! When in August do you think you will be in Portland?
All Pacific Northwesters: I am planning on visiting my family sometime this summer the live in West Linn--close to Wilsonville. I would totally be into a meetup :-)

We live in West Linn!

post #19 of 50

Cat13, I am in Portland! It'll be so wonderful to meet you. My stint back in NYC didn't last long. Our tiny apartment is around the block from a fire department and 3-zillion bars. Between the time change and the noise, baby Sam wasn't getting any sleep....Also, I was on my own and totally missed the daddy support. I basically saw my family and a few friends then hightailed it back to PDX. So --  I'm back here, and I can't wait to meet you in person!!
 

post #20 of 50

Yay! Becky, help me out. So the Portlandia crew is:

 

Ree Tee

Italiamom

Jill

Becky

Tina - cat13 (visiting)

....

 

 

I know there's more!

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