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post #21 of 56

oops, ... okay, it's actually German and all you need to know is there is a STAR just underneath the video. it turns red if you 'touch' it with your cursor. When you click on it a pop-up window tells you to insert two safetiy words and then hit enter. That's all.

 

The text in the video basically says: don't we all wish for wings to fly away? But those who cannot fly have to drive... from our kindergarden in xxx, to primary school in xxx and to secondary school in xxx... in a shuttle bus sponsored by <name of the bank>?

 

Thanks again for helping:)
 

post #22 of 56
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Originally Posted by franjapany View Post

oops, ... okay, it's actually German and all you need to know is there is a STAR just underneath the video. it turns red if you 'touch' it with your cursor. When you click on it a pop-up window tells you to insert two safetiy words and then hit enter. That's all.

 

The text in the video basically says: don't we all wish for wings to fly away? But those who cannot fly have to drive... from our kindergarden in xxx, to primary school in xxx and to secondary school in xxx... in a shuttle bus sponsored by <name of the bank>?

 

Thanks again for helping:)
 

LOL.  OK, think I did it properly.  A box came up afterwards and not sure 100% if it was successful or not but it didn't prompt me to do more words.  Good luck to the school!

post #23 of 56
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Originally Posted by kparker View Post

Nesting is pretty atrocious in this house. I just sanded and stained an antique that's going into the baby's room. I have a dresser left to do, and some things to hang on the walls, and I'm making my husband clean off these shelves full of junk in this other room so that I can empty out some of the baby's closet so we have room for its things. For lack of indoors nesting, I went outside and finished digging out my new flowerbed. I think I'm going crazy.
 

 

Came back to this thread, kparker, to catch your nesting enthusiasm. I think I'd rather just sit here and surf the web during DS's nap but no way, not now! I'm off to organize and clean! Thanks for inspiration again :)

post #24 of 56

The Bradley classes were well worth the money the first time I took them.  I felt like I was going into the birth process as well educated as I could be.  I can't remember how much I paid the first time (over 13 yrs ago) but they are $150 this time. I've only had one class.  I hope my boyfriend gets as much out of it as I did the first time I took it.

 

Do you know anybody nearby who has taken classes from the same instructor you would use?  Then you could ask how effective it was.

post #25 of 56

No unfortunately I don't. It's my hometown but I'm moving back there after being away for a while and I don't really know any like-minded parents in the area :( It looks like there are 3 classes/instructors, but 2 started in April so that just leaves the one starting in July.

post #26 of 56
I'll be 20 weeks on Sunday. Crazy town! I feel...weird. Physically, I feel pretty good. No nausea, although I have started having some reflux (thanks for the tips on my reflux thread!). I felt the classic "flutter" when I was a couple days shy of 18 weeks, although I still have no idea if what I feel now is baby or "just me." (I have felt the flutter thing a few more times, maybe 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Mostly I feel lots of pokey, achey sensations, which I do assume is baby -- and that's what my midwife tells me too -- but I've felt those sort of sensations since I was 6 weeks, so how do you REALLY know the difference?). I do have a Doppler I've used a few times to check on baby, but I don't want my baby to be exposed to a lot of Doppler waves, plus I feel like it makes me worry MORE to be able to check, so I may get rid of it. Definitely have a belly now, which I am enjoying. I feel pretty sexy pregnant (mostly because my boobs look awesome!) so I am happy about that. Sometimes still feel really tired occasionally, but for the most part I have more energy. I did learn I have hypothyroidism, and I'm now taking Synthroid and having my blood checked frequently, but it's not too shabby.

Emotionally, I'm a little uneven. Everyone seems to want to make my pregnancy go too fast for my comfort. My sister wants to plan a shower. People keep giving me baby stuff, which is fun, but why so early? (I haven't registered). Can't I just be pregnant right now? Our families ask about names constantly (honestly I hardly think about names until prompted by others). Honestly, the thought of nesting makes me feel so stressed out. Why are people starting so early? Is there more to it than what I think there is? I just feel emotional tonight because I feel so RUSHED. I am delighted about becoming a mother, but in 20 more weeks, my time of life with just my husband will be over for the next 20 years! I don't feel like any feelings I have other than giddiness are well-tolerated IRL.

Anyways...thanks for letting me vent, ladies. Xoxoxo!
post #27 of 56

Haha I'll be sure to post my next nesting update ;) I'm taking it easy this weekend for DH's birthday!

post #28 of 56
Thread Starter 

I've been pregnant for 22 weeks and in that whole time we've only mopped our downstairs once. Today I changed that that number to TWICE. I'd like to say we're just not that messy but it's more that we're busy and the wood floor hides lots of spots very well. Also, mopping a pretty large area is a good workout!

 

So I did have to check just now and see how many weeks I am and dang, I only have FIVE weeks left in the 2nd trimester???? That makes me kinda sad! I love being pregnant now that I'm not puking everywhere! Love feeling the baby kicking and moving. 

post #29 of 56
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Originally Posted by sere234 View Post

I thought it might be better to do a monthly thread instead of weekly. We don't seem to be an overly chatty group!

 

I'm 21 weeks now and I assume most mamas in our DDC are 1/2 or nearly there with their pregnancies. What are you thinking about when it comes to birth? I am re-reading Birth Without Fear which surprised my SIL, who asked why I needed to read it since I've already had a baby. Because I am going to give birth without any painkillers! Need to prepare however I can! I dunno, birth still seems so far away though. I'm not worried or nervous, maybe I'm blocking it from my mind? Or maybe I'm just too busy to really give it any serious thought! winky.gif

 

A friend of mine IRL was due same time I am and just found out on Friday that the baby passed away. I don't know the details but she went in Friday night to be induced. Oh my gosh, I cried for her. I can't even begin to imagine what her family is going through. They were going in for the 20 week ultrasound and I guess they found out then. 

 

So many mamas I know prefer pregnancy over having an active, needy baby out in the world but dang, not me. Pregnancy is such a scary time due to all the losses family members and friends have experienced. I'm very grateful for an active baby that I can FEEL is alive and strong. And I know I will not breathe easy until this baby is born. DS is a super active and curious kid and I MUCH prefer that to my new little DS that I cannot watch or take care of. I will be very glad to have 2 boys who might climb every high surface, open every container and guzzle it, want to run in the road, or who think fire is awesome. I'd take that any day over the waiting and uncertainty of pregnancy. I need to see my kids and know they are safe and that life is somewhat in my control. 

 

Wow, I'm rambling. orngtongue.gif And I'm such a downer!

 

Anyway, how is life for you right now? orngbiggrin.gif

I'm new so that's why I'm late to the thread, but better late than never, I guess! :D I've got my excuses all lined up. ;-)

 

I'm 20 weeks and 3 days. Week 18 was hard for me, as I was feeling short of breath until I finally discovered the cause. Low sodium. I have to consume a lot because of multiples. If I go for more than a few minutes without a sip of my special water recipe I end up first coughing a little, then coughing harder with phlegm and finally wheezing and vomiting. But as long as I drink it I feel perfect all the time. Especially since I also take taurine which helps me regulate my magnesium and potassium levels so I need a little less sodium and can actually sock away some important minerals. And do this while avoiding the headaches I got at week 18. Nasty ol headaches I don't even want to think about. As soon as I started the taurine the headaches let up and I started to vomit less and eat more. But I still puke, like when I got out of the bathtub and smelled broccoli in my kitchen.

 

Just thought I'd share what I like to drink for water, because it works so well for me. It's got a 1:1 ratio of sodium bicarbonate (aluminum free) and citric acid, usually about 1/4 a teaspoon each per quart, or more if need be. Also per quart is 1/3 cup magnesium bicarbonate. The recipe for the magnesium bicarbonate goes like this, 1 teaspoon magnesium oxide powder in 1 liter of sparkling water, shaken until clear. I usually use distilled water for all of this as the base, but if not then I use my hard but delicious well water, which is very high in calcium bicarbonate.

 

I am so crammed inside up under my ribs it feels almost suffocatingly crowded to lie down during the day unless I'm absolutely wiped out and ready to sleep. It's not so bad now that I fixed the sodium problem because I'm not actually getting short of breath anymore, but I hate lying down these days. Never thought as a pregnant woman I would hear myself say that. :-P

 

Chores? What chores? That's what I've got a husband and 5 kids for. Unless the husband is wiped out and my oldest is feeling sick, and then I don't have the luxury of letting someone else handle the essentials for me. And when I feel good I'd rather work in my kitchen until I can't anymore rather than lay down, anyway.

post #30 of 56

One of my patients just brought me in a homemade crocheted bonnet and sweater in white and green.  Sigh.  It is so beautiful and delicate.  Can't wait to see the little lady in it this winter!!!  

post #31 of 56

I missed alot!  I can't believe I'm about halfway through.  I can't be the only person that can't keep track of weeks, right?  I'm due the second week of Nov so I guess I'm halfway....We just got back from our road trip.  Bad idea, no more pregnant road trips.  No more staying with the inlaws, I need plumbing and a fridge when I'm preggers.  Do you know how hard it is to get off a pallet with a pinched nerve in your back just so you can treck out to an outhouse in the middle of the night.  I actually wet myself once b/c it took me so long to get off the 'bed'.  And it's not like I could ask my mother in law to wash (by hand) my peed in pj's.  I was so so glad when dh cut the trip short by a week.  It still took 3ish days to get the swelling down and my back worked out.  My midwives were not happy :(  

 

Now I have one of those summer colds from hell.  If it doesn't start to clear up tomorrow the midwives want me to go on an antibiotic.  Dh is going out of town in the morn and I have to find a way to at least feed ds while he's gone.  And can anyone tell me why ds is obsessively canning pumpkin right now?  I don't understand my life.

 

On a good note:  it looks like we may be adding a few more hens to our couple this weekend and we're also looking for a couple mini goats.  Def excited.

 

Did I read upthread that someone cleaned their floor?  Can I talk you into doing mine?  I can offer you fresh eggs, or honey buns, or....canned pumpkin orngtongue.gif

post #32 of 56
Thread Starter 

Hey, if anyone else out there is still nursing a toddler:

 

Won't it be awesome to switch the tiny new baby to the other breast compared to turning a toddler over? My 22 mo stil nurses before bed and nap and wowo. Flipping a sleepy 33 pound kid to the other breast isn't always easy! 

 

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post #33 of 56
It was bittersweet when my 3.5yo self weaned earlier in this pregnancy. I was as enthusiastic as not about tandem feeding and am ultimately glad that I don't have to but the sentimental fool in me feels a bit sad and nostalgic about no longer feeding my first born...especially when he's upset and complains that he drank all the milk in Mama's booboos!
post #34 of 56

hey, sarah, I just realized our kids are almost birthday buddies:) my DD was born 8/23/2010 and this fellow will be due around 11/6/2012 - so we pretty much have the same distance inbetween.

DD has more or less self-weaned a few weeks ago. she hadn't been getting any milk for a few months by then, so the transition was really easy and it didn'T feel as abrupt and forceful as with DS - so I am quite happy about that. But I do remember what it feels like hoisting her from one side to the other...! I constantly get thoughts like that when I look at her. Oh my, she is so little and so big at the same time and growing up so fast and soon there will be a REALLY little baby in my arms again. unimaginable.

 

I felt quite sad about weaning for a few days, but now I am just so glad to have my breasts back, at least for a short while. Also the closeness that was suddenly gone is substituted now in a way, because she will only fall asleep in my or DH's arms and we have found a new routine where one of us carries her around and sings a little lullaby to her and she is all cuddled up in our arms and will fall asleep within 5-10minutes. I love that bit, when she falls asleep in my arms.
 

post #35 of 56

For once, I'm not tandem nursing. Those were special times, but I have to admit I really struggled to stay calm and enjoy it. I did it for them, not really for me. I would do it again, too, but not if I don't have to. So far it's been 4 times tandem nursing. I get a break this pregnancy. :-D

post #36 of 56
Thread Starter 

Franjapany- How neat! I hope 26 months is good spacing for our kids! And yeah, I'm not weaning DS cause that's the easiest way to get him to go to sleep. I'm way to lazy to spend longer than we already do to get him to go to bed! Thus he gets an empty boob and he never complains! I think he has forgotten milk used to come from those things! Weaning does sound so nice some days though (and a little sad!).

 

Having a garage sale with my SIL at my in laws' house tomorrow. Hopefully we make some $ and I don't just spend Thursday evening and Friday and Saturday morning letting my kid play with his cousins. winky.gif Even $50 would be great. DH and I are taking a mini vacation next weekend and some guilt free spending money NOT from our savings account would be nice!

post #37 of 56

sarah, 26 months is excellent spacing! have done it before ;) (though I have to admit, the first months are tough! but it gets better and then they will be best friends for life:)

About the post-weaning falling asleep time - DD is actually going to sleep as fast as if not even a little faster than before. So that works out perfect for us. But like I said , the transition was really easy and natural.

 

I hear you on the extra spending money. I am currently decluttering our household for the big move and will reach our basement in the near future (major nesting going on). I have tons and tons of kids' clothes (most already passed on from other kids) and I hope to sell some of those on some second hand sales they have around here. Hopefully I'll have the energy to do that and not just chuck everything I don't want to keep in big bags and donate them - maybe we'll end up with a little extra too (which will go straight into the move again, no doubt here).


Edited by franjapany - 7/13/12 at 5:12am
post #38 of 56
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Originally Posted by faithsstuff View Post

I missed alot!  I can't believe I'm about halfway through.  I can't be the only person that can't keep track of weeks, right?  I'm due the second week of Nov so I guess I'm halfway....We just got back from our road trip.  Bad idea, no more pregnant road trips.  No more staying with the inlaws, I need plumbing and a fridge when I'm preggers.  Do you know how hard it is to get off a pallet with a pinched nerve in your back just so you can treck out to an outhouse in the middle of the night.  I actually wet myself once b/c it took me so long to get off the 'bed'.  And it's not like I could ask my mother in law to wash (by hand) my peed in pj's.  I was so so glad when dh cut the trip short by a week.  It still took 3ish days to get the swelling down and my back worked out.  My midwives were not happy :(  

 

Now I have one of those summer colds from hell.  If it doesn't start to clear up tomorrow the midwives want me to go on an antibiotic.  Dh is going out of town in the morn and I have to find a way to at least feed ds while he's gone.  And can anyone tell me why ds is obsessively canning pumpkin right now?  I don't understand my life.

 

On a good note:  it looks like we may be adding a few more hens to our couple this weekend and we're also looking for a couple mini goats.  Def excited.

 

Did I read upthread that someone cleaned their floor?  Can I talk you into doing mine?  I can offer you fresh eggs, or honey buns, or....canned pumpkin orngtongue.gif


Sounds like your inlaws are really interesting people, and you don't sound too far off. Just a little more "civilized." :-P Canning pumpkin? Awesome. Pumkin is high in vitamin A and a good aphrodesiac for men, too!

 

We did goats a couple years back, and then realized we only have time for ducks and chickens. Yes, I'm a country bumkin, too. In a nice, civilized house, way far away from "good" hospitals and even midwives. I was always a country monkey, growing up in California in my teens and mountain biking the BLM land behind my relatives' house where I was staying. Loved it and still love it! I'm still in the P. Northwest Cascades but not Cali anymore. The entire 3-state mountain chain is a wonder of the world for beauty. It's great to know I drank fresh well water (for cheap, not in bottles) for my preconception and early pregnancy period. It's the treated city waters (I think) that are the hardest on a dividing embryo, although we can probably name a thousand other ways to be exposed to industrial chemicals. And we are trying to establish a local organic food supply so that we can get radiation resistant produce grown in soils rich in protective fulvic acids. You know, because we are in the rainshadow of Fukushima, and that's hard for any of us in the nation to avoid. The breadbaskets that feed the country a lot of food are here, getting fallout. And the rest is withering with drought. I feel bad for all you pregnant ladies who are roasting in the rest of the nation right now, speaking of the crummy summer weather.

post #39 of 56

Finally found out we are having a BOY! So excited :)

post #40 of 56
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Finally found out we are having a BOY! So excited :)


Congratulations!!

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