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Edited by nosreves - 7/13/12 at 4:02am
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noserves, so sorry to hear that one of the twins didn't make it. I'm so glad to hear that the other baby is doing really well though! It must be hard to have such mixed feelings. I hope you're able to make separate space both to grieve your loss and to celebrate the life you're carrying. 

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Noserves ((((hugs))) I think Chicajone worded it lovely. I've been with a few friends who have had this happen, and they have to deal with conflicting emotions. Also yay on the sweet email from you stepmother. Where do you live in France by the way? My SIL lives in Paris. She moved there from Mexico City when she was 18 and has been there for 22 years now. 

We had another ultrasound today with the blood test. The Dr. said everything looked great. Skippy was all over the place so we couldn't get a heartbeat but we figure he was fine with how much moving was going on.

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nosreves-I am sorry that one of your twins didn't make it, but am soo happy that your other babe is doing so well!

 

Mamabeakley and Kel- I do little stuff for myself because bigger stuf is not really feasible as we have three little ones 5 and under, are NOT wealthy, etc...I will bake things because baking makes me happy, buy preggy-safe nail polish and have my hubs paint my toenails, drink really good tea, eat a great avocado, take a loooong bath with salts, veg out looking at stuff on etsy, sew stufff for the babes or myself...I wish I had better advice; sometimes I find that even when I feel completely depleted, if I do something really nice for someone else, it makes me feel instantly better. the other night when we were having some cool weather, we had Indian, one of my best friends loves Indian food and doesn't really know how to cook, so as I was cooking I made extra and put together a basket of goodies for her...I was feeling overwhelmed, tired, and a little ick, but driving over to her house and getting to see how happy she was that I thought of her made all of that melt away and i felt phenomenal. So, I just do my best to do a little something for someone else often, and I find that my cup stays pretty full. I pray that you both an innundated with peace, serenity, joy, and rest mamas-you seem so sweet and totally deserve to feel rejuvenated!

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nosreves--so sorry about the twin that didn't make it, glad at least the other baby was doing well though!

 

Thanks for being so thoughtful and thinking of me.  I actually am feeling the best tonight, of any time today.  Still nausea, but not as severe.  I forced myself to eat a lot more than usual tonight for dinner, eggs, grits, strawberries, mango/peach juice.  Hoping it will stay down because I ate so little other wise and was sick earlier.

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Phatchristy-I am glad to hear that you are feeling even a small bit better! You are in my thoughts!

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NoReserves- Big hugs and kisses to you and your partner! I am glad my words picked up your day, and am trying to think of some new ones to help you through your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts, and in all the thoughts and prayers of all these wonderful mummas out there.

Keep talking to that little bean :) love him/her up! xxxxxxxxx

And yes, Albi is just what we are calling this LO while inside. It actually stands for L.B which means little bean. But much more fun to  say/think/write "Albi" hehe

Dark Blue- joy.gifWe have made it! 12 weeks! Big breath out haha!

 

Phatchriisty- it sounds like you need a tropical holiday all right! I think we all do! How bout we all scoot up the east coast and go swimming?!?! (East coast of Australia lol- think very tropical paradise!!!)

 

Ginger- Go Skippy Go!!!! Glad to hear s/he is squiggling around so much! Must be a very healthy human that your baking!!

 

afm- there is definitely a bump there! I tried to put on a non maternity dress yesterday and cried. It does NOT fit!

And I think that I am going to jump out on a limb and say it- "I have been feeling baby move'..... It only happens after eating, and when I am very quiet. I can only feel it on the inside, not the outside, and it feels like a tiny fish bumping into the side of me! haha

 

Last night I went nutso and made a carpet freshener out of baking soda and washing powder, then I scrubbed the whole bathroom and the dogs bed! Any smells are making me go crazy!

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Wow - so much great news - so CONGRATS to everyone who has heard heartbeats, had great US (though big hugs to Nosreves on the loss of the twin :(). Also glad to hear many of us are feeling better - I didn't feel sick all day today :) Also so happy for Nosreves that you got a positive comment from your SM - my dad was NOT happy that I am having a baby that is not with DH; my mom is thrilled because she actually likes DP better, lol!

 

I'm about to brave the free movie in the park with 5 of the kiddos - 2 of mine & 3 of DP's. Wish me luck....

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Ohh good luck Segolily!!! :)

 

Just thought I would add- I have made a Spotlight Sign Up thread! Get your butts over there are sign on up if you would like to partake (You don't have too) thumbsup.gif

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It is delightful to see those ultrasound pictures on the other thread, and read about all the little heartbeats in there! As one who has not suffered with nausea, I was just kind of hanging out in quiet sympathy, but am so glad it's finally abating for you all. I had an ultrasound two weeks ago, heartbeat 167 bpm, and saw the little gummy bear moving around in there. It made the whole pregnancy so much more real.

 

Staying home tonight, dh is out with friends, toddler in bed, watching "girls just wanna have fun" with my ds (10 yrs.- she picked the movie!), and helping her color her hair (temporary) fire engine red for the first time. Popcorn with butter & nutritional yeast, oh my god, sooo good. And this movie is ridiculous fun. Looking forward to a nice weekend, though very hot and humid here. Hope you all have a great evening :)

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I think I felt the baby move this morning!  I woke up at 4 a.m. because I felt something bumping around inside me.  I lay very still and enjoyed the feeling.  I was wondering if it was real so I got up and went to the bathroom and got some milk and then laid back down.  It started up again!  It was really neat.  I'm 14 weeks and I wasn't expecting to feel anything this early.

 

I am still having nausea.  I noticed it is really bad if I didn't get enough sleep the night before.  I was feeling great today, but I have to stay up til Midnight to pick my dh up on the train and after working all day, I'm so exhausted.  Now the nausea is kicking back in and I feel so icky.  I think it's because I'm really tired.  I can't wait til his train gets in so I can go pick him up and then go straight to bed!

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nos, that is quite the ups and down. Hope you all are healing well.

 

kaliki, congrats on the movement. I'm not doing u/s or doppler, so movement is going to be quite a milestone.

 

kel, I just went to a presentation on Bach flower essences. I haven't tried them yet, but it sounds like what you might be looking for.

 

I'm having trouble finding professional pants that aren't hideous. I'm going to wait until my belly is more pronounced. Why is everything polyester?

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kaliki - I'm so jealous! How wonderful you felt your little baby. :D :D  I noticed if I eat a high protein meal before bed the nausea is not as bad in the AM.

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It is delightful to see those ultrasound pictures on the other thread, and read about all the little heartbeats in there! As one who has not suffered with nausea, I was just kind of hanging out in quiet sympathy, but am so glad it's finally abating for you all. I had an ultrasound two weeks ago, heartbeat 167 bpm, and saw the little gummy bear moving around in there. It made the whole pregnancy so much more real.

 

Staying home tonight, dh is out with friends, toddler in bed, watching "girls just wanna have fun" with my ds (10 yrs.- she picked the movie!), and helping her color her hair (temporary) fire engine red for the first time. Popcorn with butter & nutritional yeast, oh my god, sooo good. And this movie is ridiculous fun. Looking forward to a nice weekend, though very hot and humid here. Hope you all have a great evening :)

That's such a great snack! I love the nutritional yeast on popcorn!!! Also, awesome seeing your little gummy bear :)

 

 

Nosreves- hugs to you!! I've had friends also go through what you are right now and I have no words. Just mental hugs to send you <3

 

kaliki_kila- I'm feeling this baby already, too!! I was unsure at first but just about every other day, this babe lets me know it's down there just setting up shop :)

 

I'm announcing to my extended family tomorrow at a birthday party cookout! I'm so excited to tell everyone! Especially since I haven't seen most of them since either December of last year or even last June.  

Other stuff going on- traveling 8 hours one way is a lot harder having to pee every two hours! Saucer peaches and sweet cherries just went into season and I'm eating my weight in them. That and hummus with carrots. SO. GOOD. 

I hope all of you lovely ladies are having a great weekend! 

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esp-Mama, I ran before we conceived, but um me and exercise? Well, we kind of broke up, lol. I will send you all kinds of athletic vibes though mama thumb.gif

Hehe, love it.  I think I may dump running and hook up from time to time with Jazzercise, we have much more fun anyway.

 

Nosreves-I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and so happy to hear of your joy.  Others have said such kind and eloquent words, and I feel the same.

 

So I broke down and ate out at a fancy steak restaurant.  My DH doesn't eat beef, and I only do when pregnant, but never again.  I had a very fancy filet which gave me terrible runs (sorry TMI) and then heartburn.  So not worth it.  Oh well, now I can live the rest of my life without it and not miss it a bit.  Everyone at dinner jumped to the conclusion that we're having a boy because they know I don't eat red meat.  We'll see....2whistle.gif

 

 

 

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So I broke down and ate out at a fancy steak restaurant.  My DH doesn't eat beef, and I only do when pregnant, but never again.  I had a very fancy filet which gave me terrible runs (sorry TMI) and then heartburn.  So not worth it.  Oh well, now I can live the rest of my life without it and not miss it a bit.  Everyone at dinner jumped to the conclusion that we're having a boy because they know I don't eat red meat.  We'll see....2whistle.gif

 

 

 

Was it Salty's by any chance? I only ask because I think it is the only steak place I have eaten at in Seattle and it made quite an impression....there was a big, moving slug in my salad! bigeyes.gif

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Was it Salty's by any chance? I only ask because I think it is the only steak place I have eaten at in Seattle and it made quite an impression....there was a big, moving slug in my salad! bigeyes.gif

No, but it was in West Seattle.  Jak's is the name of the place, and they have great food, but I really should have gotten something easier on the tummy!winky.gif

I have been to Salty's many times.  Never encountered a slug, I probably would have flipped out.  Gross.  I suppose they tried to tell you that the lettuce must be fresh?lol.gif

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 I suppose they tried to tell you that the lettuce must be fresh?lol.gif

That was EXACTLY what they told me!!! They acted like it was no big deal....I felt otherwise. I almost ate the dang thing! Ugh.

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Funny about the slug. I had a fancy dinner after a play in London once, and the salad had a slug in it. They gave us the whole meal for free :)

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Slugs in the salad - I could puke just thinking about that...

 

Having a tough day here - I put myself in bedrest for the day. i was so happy to reach the 2nd trimester energy that I overdid it for the last 2 days - too many runarounds with the kids (having free movies in the park, concerts, and carnival right next door didn't help!)., too much yard work - we (7 of the kids & I) made pathways on our property while others were planting the orchard - 9 fruit trees went in yesterday, plus a fence for the deer! Anyway woke up campy, with a HUGE headache - I think I'm just tired & dehydrated, but figured it would be a good idea to take it easy for the day. Fortunately it's Sunday, all the other big people are home, and with the exception of the baby (2yo) everyone has been pretty happy & self-sufficient :).

 

On a sadder note, a friend was hospitalized with severe preclampsia, she is only 28 weeks and is not expecting to get to leave until after the baby is born - right now the goal is to keep him cooking for another 6 weeks; hopefully at that point they will be able to keep her going as long as possible. Anyway, if you pray, light candles, create spells, whatever, I know she would appreciate the good vibes. She is a mama of 4 (this is her 5th), oldest in college 2nd just graduated from HS, her youngest is 8.

 

On a happier note, yesterday we planted DS3's placenta under the cherry tree as it was going into the orchard- he had his choice of apples, apricots, peach, plum, pear, cherry, and he chose cherry. It was extremely emotional for me - I wanted to say something but I really couldn't get any words out. I'm pretty emotional with things like that anyway, but the hormones sent me over the edge! He is 6 this week, and was so precious with the whole thing, asking questions & telling everyone that when they eat a good cherry they should come tell him thank you every time :)

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