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Or even for moms who haven't been there in a while (like it's been a few years since their last birth) Things DO change. and it's good to keep up to date.

 

My doula gave me a ton of samples. Lanolin, and I don't remember what all else. We are now good friends . . . I need to broach how that works, as I want her at this birth too - I mean, obviously, not a whole lot has changed about my birth plan, but maybe a few things . . . alot of the basics, we don't need to go over. I don't know if she still wants to come to a pre natal appointment or not.  . . . and fees I don't mind, and would expect to pay her . . . but I just wonder. Also contemplating the idea of birth photography - she does that too.

 

I am down like 4-5 lbs. LOL, now that I don't really need to lose it!

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Oh yes, samples!

 

Guys, my patience is all but GONE these past two days.  I know I'm tired but I've really been eating well, getting out, etc.  I'm just TOAST!  Burnt out!!  Idk what it is but I'm snapping at people.  Sighhhhh.  This too shall pass.  

 

Going to try to go for a walk in a bit.

 

Kat - sheesh on the loss!  Is it b/c of the MS you think??  How are you feeling otherwise?  Any more appts coming up?

 

--- oops -- bbl, baby in distress!

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Kat ~ Didn't you lose weight when you were pg with Norah? Or did you just not gain?

I don't have much to say.
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I don't remember losing; I just didn't really gain much - 8 lbs total - (so really, I lost once the baby was born) -

 

I am eating all the time, just small amounts. Not much appetite but have to eat to keep the nausea at bay. Also, Norah is nursing far more than Gabe was at this point in my pregnancy. I think Gabe actually might have weaned around this point.

 

Also, to add to baskets - take out menus from local restaurants. I know you can pull them up on any smart phone, but in post-baby fog, it is really easy to forget what restaurants exist nearby that do take out or delivery. (Again, I suck at crunchy ideas, but hey, I thought of something!)

 

Carrie - where in your cycle are you? blame it on hormones? your DH is back home?

 

MW - nothing??? are you feeling ok?

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MW - nothing??? are you feeling ok?

I'm tired. Dylan has been really squirmy at night again so I haven't been getting much rest but I've been waking for the day an hour or more earlier than usual.

Also, I don't think I've talked about this much here, but I think the antidepressant I'm taking is making me sort of flat, if that makes sense. I've noticed that, while I have more motivation and energy to do things, I have less to say. shrug.gif

Plus, I'm trying to work furiously through all this knitting for you guys. Bet you all thought I forgot but I'm getting stuff done. I'm just keeping it a secret until it's all done in case I don't get something finished. Then you won't know what you're missing. winky.gif
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Ah, that makes sense. What's up with D? more teeth? Gas?

 

We are still on a pacifier strike. Boo. I am so not ready for her to give that up.

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Carrie - where in your cycle are you? blame it on hormones? your DH is back home?

 

MW - nothing??? are you feeling ok?

 

Hmm, AF just ended yesterday.  I've been kind of blah thru this one, tbh!  Maybe it is hormonal?!? 

 

Hugs MW! 

 

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I'm tired. Dylan has been really squirmy at night again so I haven't been getting much rest but I've been waking for the day an hour or more earlier than usual.
Also, I don't think I've talked about this much here, but I think the antidepressant I'm taking is making me sort of flat, if that makes sense. I've noticed that, while I have more motivation and energy to do things, I have less to say. shrug.gif
Plus, I'm trying to work furiously through all this knitting for you guys. Bet you all thought I forgot but I'm getting stuff done. I'm just keeping it a secret until it's all done in case I don't get something finished. Then you won't know what you're missing. winky.gif

 

I didn't think you forgot!!

Interesting.  I remember feeling similarly on antidepressants, like the fire I had in me to fight certain things wasn't there.  I was fine and not anxious, and definitely not depressed, but I just didn't have that snappy energy that I would use to make small talk or even start up an interesting discussion.  Weird.

 

I'm glad I went to bed early (for me) last night.  I was in bed before 11.  I need to do that more often!!  Finn only woke twice but Nora had a nightmare so I spent half the night curled up at the foot of her bed and DH slept with Finn.  Was interesting to say the least!  LOL!

 

Definitely going for a walk.  I want a bagel and we need to get out of this house!!  

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I am going to have to get outside for lunch. It's freezing in this office.

 

I think Norah might finally have cut a tooth. My nipples look like they've been attacked.

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I remember feeling similarly on antidepressants, like the fire I had in me to fight certain things wasn't there.  I was fine and not anxious, and definitely not depressed, but I just didn't have that snappy energy that I would use to make small talk or even start up an interesting discussion.  Weird.

Yeah, that's exactly how I feel. Sometimes I'll even start to type something out to post and then decide against it because I just don't feel like it or it doesn't seem worth getting into a discussion.

My anxiety is better, I think. I'm sleeping better (not counting Dylan waking me). I fall asleep more easily because my mind isn't racing with a gazillion thoughts that I can't seem to stop.

I am almost always in bed before 11 pm. We usually head to bed around 10 pm if not earlier. I cannot stay up any later. Sometimes I hope I will be able to get back up after everyone is asleep so I can knit without interruption for a while but it never happens because by the time they are asleep I'm comfy and decide sleeping is more important. I guess that's a good thing.

Oh, after 9 days of spotting and 3 or 4 days of dry (one day of maybe sticky CF) I'm spotting again. It's actually somewhere between spotting and what I would consider light flow. I guess that means I didn't actually O? shrug.gif
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Hey Ladies! Sorry if I have been MIA lately, just kind of busy with kiddo's and whatnot. I am a total stalker though and always read along lol.gif

 

 

MW - I am glad your feeling better. Sorry about the lack of "fire" though. 

 

Kat - I don't know if I ever really lost weight when first getting pregnant, but if I start out with some extra fluff I definitely don't gain for awhile. All of my final pregnancy weights have had me right at 150lbs. Whether I start at 115 or 130, LOL.

 

 

 

 

So, I had a very interesting experience yesterday. I went to a chiropractor/FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) specialist. It srsly nice to get adjusted. It has been about 10 years and I needed just about every adjustment down to my toenails. More interestingly though he does muscle testing and the FSM treatments. I had 27 of the 32 candida strains, a virus, and vaccine toxicity. Some of my family members have been going to him for about a year and he slowly works on your body, and your body tells him what it needs to get rid of most. (for me it was the candida and more specifically a certain strain. Robustia or something). Anyways, hope that makes sense, pretty cool stuff if you believe in naturopathic stuff.

 

I took Jacinta because she has the muscle weakness and walks funny and had the delayed speech, etc. And HepB was her main cause of concern like I figured. That vaccine sucks, it just solidified in my mind that I am definitely not giving that one ever again.

 

I just wanted to share that in case anyone else cares - I know we were talking about vaccines and that one was the worst I gave her out of 2 rounds or shots (4 months and 9 months).

 

Oh, and FSM is basically just the belief that all things have a frequency in your body (every virus, bacteria, etc.) and the machine tunes into that frequency and vibrates those cells until they burst. That is about as good as I can explain it! 

 

 

 

In other news, A is still sucking it up and the sleeping thing. Some nights she sleeps all the way through and some nights she is HELL (like last night) ugh. I hope it is a phase and she gets over it freaking soon!

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Oh, and did I tell you ladies that I decided to write a series? 2whistle.gif Yep, I'm crazy! LOL 

 

Places like Amazon have made it so simple to upload your ebooks and sell them to people that it is almost a no-brainer. I have always loved writing and I have read hundreds of books. Anyways, I just think it will be a nice hobby. I don't know how to knit or sew and I just *feel* right trying to be an indie writer. I've already had a bunch of fun thinking up a story line and plot.

 

Even if I never make a dime selling my books, I'll have fun! Sheepish.gif

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That's awesome Annie! I've had thoughts of writing a book to help parents navigate having a baby in the hospital w/a CHD but the thought of sitting down and writing makes me want to take a nap.

 

MW, my DH really should take antidepressants but he won't because he says it makes him feel dull. Since he's in sales, he really does need to have a lively personality.
 

Sleep sucks in my house but Ava is gaining new skills every day so I have to imagine it's just where she's at right now. I'll get rest one day I'm sure. sleepytime.gif

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MW, my DH really should take antidepressants but he won't because he says it makes him feel dull. Since he's in sales, he really does need to have a lively personality

That's interesting. It seems like the opposite of what it should be. You'd think people with depression would be flat or dull not on meds and be more lively on meds. His job must be difficult for him. I don't know how he does it with depression.

I am enjoying things more, I think. The other day I finally found out who Adele is and listened to an hour long concert by her on YouTube. She really is an amazing singer. I really enjoyed listening to the music. Before I had thoughts that getting into things like music and movies and books or whatever was silly, pointless but now I'm seeing the joy in the little things again. I watched a Monty Python movie with Ryan the other day.
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Even if I never make a dime selling my books, I'll have fun! Sheepish.gif

That is very cool. I'm the same way with my knitting. I think about selling it whenever I start to have time to knit a lot but I don't really care if I make any money doing it. I just enjoy knitting and am happy to give stuff away.

You'll have to let us know when you get one up there for sale. I have a Nook. Would I be able to get it on that or do you have to have a Kindle?

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