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post #21 of 212
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I'm not sure if it flattens or stays as pictured, hm.  My girl preferred sleeping reclined, but she had colic/reflux problems, so that was probably why.

 

The one you linked looks neat, though I wonder about the mechanics of getting my boob in there, lol.  I suppose I would just have to lift little one in and out -- not a huge deal.

 

This - nursing with it seems like it would be difficult.  I would think you'd want something flat with no sides... which makes it hard to have anything really, ha!  I didn't cosleep though so what do I know?  Feel free to ignore me! :)

 

BaileyB, that's scary!  Glad you are through it, whew!  

 

CoBabyMaker, goodness, that sounds like serious MS.  How are you feeling now?

 

Twilight, I need to have a similar conversation with my boss, I want to take 6 months off and then ease back in on a PT basis to start, and I think she'll go for it but of course who knows.  I want to tell her before others find out (if I am showing, etc.) so was thinking to do so soonish.  Problem is?  She (an otherwise healthy and active 32 year old) was diagnosed with colon cancer last month and is out on medical leave!  Makes me feel very selfish, wishing she were back to discuss my pregnancy, helps me put it in perspective and realize I have plenty of time and "whatever will be will be."  

 

 

 

Personally, I am having some MS and some round ligament pain starting up big time this week.  Amanda, I feel similar to you, I just don't feel up for much and feel quite lame but if I'm not in bed by 9 PM I really notice it the next day.  And?  My patience wears thing with poor DH and DS.  Wish that weren't so, but it is.  I try to tell myself it's from being tired and feeling less than 100% but I'm really trying to work on it.  :/

post #22 of 212
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

Twilight, Hooray! I am glad it went so well.  Are you still deciding on whether or not to continue working after baby comes?

 

Bailey, I think you mentioned that you were on Zofran.  Does is make your head feel a little funny?  I am not sure if my body is just still readjusting, it's a pregnancy thing or the Zofran but I am still a touch light headed.  This eating thing is great though.  I really do like being able to keep food in me.

I do feel funny in the morning. I have to stay sitting down for the first 3 hours or so or I will be puking. I only have to take the Zofran once a day though, just in the evening.

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Originally Posted by Virginia884 View Post

I am 10 weeks along, prolly one of the furthest in the group, and MS has basically stopped. Exhaustion is still kicking my butt, though. DH is out of town this week and DD is teething and I desperately need a nap.

I think I'm getting some heartburn. I can't remember when it started last time, but I need to go get some papaya enzymes so I'm ready when it hits hardcore.

I will be 10 weeks on Saturday and my ms is finally going away. I still have to move slowly in the morning and am taking Zofran in the evening but I was actually feeling normal and was active doing some outside work.

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I had quite the scare the last few days. My prenatal blood work came back showing I had an antigen in my blood, meaning that my body (since I am O- blood) had been exposed to a + blood type and was making antibodies against this baby's blood, essentially trying to attack this baby's blood like it is a disease. This causes all sorts of issues including anemia for the baby and the baby would need blood transfusions. WELL....turns out it was just a little bit of a Rhogam shot still floating around in my body from when I had it with my m/c in May. So it ended up being nothing. It was scary and frustrating but I feel like I can breathe again and plan for this baby in a happy way.

 

Wow, do the Rhogam shots last that long?  Dang, you would think they would mention that when they give it to you.  Do you have to get injections every time you are pregnant?  I thought it was just the first?  I am O- and I have no idea what DH is, guess we will find out soon...  Made my heart race just reading it.  I'm glad all is OK.

 

I guess they must. My doctor seemed surprised that it would last that long!

 


 

post #23 of 212
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Originally Posted by jeanblu View Post

Question for those of you with wee ones: What do you feel about something like this http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-9420660dt.jpg for co-sleeping.  I co-slept with my daughter right on the bed next to me, but my husband is feeling a bit concerned about that (this is his first).  I have browsed through some side-of-the-bed sleepers, but I feel like I wouldn't be close enough that way.  Thoughts, ideas?

 

 

As a side note, if I learned anything from having my first young and getting about 100 things at my shower/from my registry, it was that I only needed about five things, and only used about ten just because I had them.  This little one is going to be a minimalist. lol.gif

We co-slept with DS too.  It wasn't our intent at the outset, but it was just soooo much easier and we all slept soooo much better.  We have a king size bed, so having him right in bed with us wasn't a problem.  Do you have a big enough bed that this won't take up too much room?  I found that it was really tough to cosleep in a queen size bed.  This time I plan on getting the arms reach co sleeper so I can just slide babe over without having to lift him or her out of anything.  The one you have linked is nice for the fact it wouldn't take up extra space in your room though.

 

I agree on all the "stuff" too!  I didn't even use a stroller until DS was 10 mos old.  lol.  I figure I need sleepers, diapers, boobs, some receiving blankets, an ergo, and a co-sleeper and I'm set.  So all I need to actually buy is the co-sleeper, I already have the rest!

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My morning sickness had been really awful since Sunday night and I ended up really dehydrated last night.  We went to the hospital and got some fluids and Zofran.  I've never had that happen with my previous pregnancies.  I am feeling much better this morning. I hate that I am taking drugs but at some point there is a trade off for being able to eat and drink to nourish myself and the baby.  I feel like I stink like hospital today but I don't quite have the energy to shower right now.

That sounds awful!  I'm glad the zofran is helping.  Hopefully the m/s eases up soon for you.

 

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I snuck into a conference room, so no one would see me getting on MDC on my laptop. Heehee.
Telling her went great! I started crying a bit (freaking hormones) and it made her tear up too. She said she's really happy for me. My due date is on her birthday!
 

Yay!  I'm glad it went so well!  Must feel great having it over with.  I am nervous about telling my boss.  I'm going to wait until after my 12 week scan.  I don't know why I'm so nervous, he's really an awesome guy, with 3 boys of his own (the youngest is 16) and a real family man.  I think partly it's guilt on my part - the fact that I'm going to be gone for a year of mat leave and he is the one that has to deal with finding a replacement for me. 

 

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Originally Posted by Virginia884 View Post

I am 10 weeks along, prolly one of the furthest in the group, and MS has basically stopped. Exhaustion is still kicking my butt, though. DH is out of town this week and DD is teething and I desperately need a nap.
 

 

I'm 10 weeks today!  The nausea is definietely easing up significantly.  I actually wanted an egg sandwich this morning, and I'd been having a serious egg aversion.  I'm still very tired though.  I go to bed by 9:30 pretty much every night and am exhausted by the end of the work day.

 

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 I'll just do what works! That's the biggest thing I learned from parenting DD, go in with some kind of a plan, but if it doesn't work, do what works and on't beat yourself up about it.
 

Amen!

 

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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

I will be 10 weeks on Saturday and my ms is finally going away. I still have to move slowly in the morning and am taking Zofran in the evening but I was actually feeling normal and was active doing some outside work.

 Fingers crossed for you that the 10 week mark puts you in the clear!!!

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I'm more than a little jealous of the co-sleepers. So far I've had babies that won't sleep at all unless they have their own space, so they sleep in the bassinet next to my side of the bed. I'd love to have a snuggly baby that wanted to sleep right next to me so I didn't have to get up for night feeds, but it doesn't seem like I get that kind of baby. On the plus side my previous babies have been (and still are) great sleepers, both initiating STTN by themselves (DS1 @ 2mths & DS2 @ 5mths) which I guess more than makes up for not wanting to share a bed with me. I'll try co-sleeping again with this one, but have a feeling they will probably just be like their brothers.

post #25 of 212
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I'm more than a little jealous of the co-sleepers. So far I've had babies that won't sleep at all unless they have their own space, so they sleep in the bassinet next to my side of the bed. I'd love to have a snuggly baby that wanted to sleep right next to me so I didn't have to get up for night feeds, but it doesn't seem like I get that kind of baby. On the plus side my previous babies have been (and still are) great sleepers, both initiating STTN by themselves (DS1 @ 2mths & DS2 @ 5mths) which I guess more than makes up for not wanting to share a bed with me. I'll try co-sleeping again with this one, but have a feeling they will probably just be like their brothers.

Yes, my DS never slept well in the same room as us either.  We moved him to his own room at 7 weeks!  It felt crazy because he was so very small.  I lived in the rocking chair in his room back then, because he'd wake on average 4 times per night, and kept that up for a good while.  We'll see with the next bean.

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Hi everyone!  Happy to hear about people's m/s easing up around week 10!  Glad you all are starting to feel better and it gives me hope that I'll start feeling like a human again soon. I know that others have it a lot worse than I do but it just gets wearing not feeling like oneself, you know?

 

Working from home today because I felt a bit lightheaded this morning and had a few waves of nausea and headache which I'm still getting a bit.  I probably would have been fine but with the way my office smelled yesterday I didn't want to chance it and then waste the gas driving home and then back to pick up dh (we work at the same place).  For those of you nervous about telling their boss let me tell you how wonderful it is to just be able to send an email saying I'm having a rough morning and will work from home.

post #27 of 212

OK, wow.  busy thread...

Add us to the "cosleeping doesn't work long term"  club.  We have a king size bed now (we had a tiny double bed before) so it might work a little better this time but I am such a light sleeper and my babies have both had reflux.  They can't nurse laying down so it just doesn't go so well.  I just have them sleep in a bassinet by our bed.

 

Totally agree on "the stuff".  I figure boobs and diapers are really the essentials.  Some clothes, carrier and a carseat are good and beyond that it works itself out. 

 

I'm feeling better, still kind of light headed  (i think from the zofran) but better than yesterday.  I'm trying to figure out timing for taking the pills but getting good "coverage".  A sweet friend took the girls to the park for a few hours yesterday.  SIL took them for a few hours today so I can rest.  I am so thankful for that.  

 

Glad to hear that people are starting to feel better!  That is really encouraging! 

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OMG I cannot get full today! I have been eating every hour! Whoever said they had an egg sandwich today, that sounds good! Maybe that will be dinner number3 for me. haha

post #29 of 212
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What a day, ladies, and just the start of what's going to be the busiest month. Worked a full day, then went to the bank with DH and closed on our new house! So excited that we'll be living in a house with a yard and room for a baby!!! However, it needs a lot of work. We went out tonight and started cleaning and taping. The next 2 weekends will be painting the entire inside. The 2 weeks after that will be tearing up all of the carpet and replacing with either carpet or hardwood. Thankfully we're hiring the installation done, just have to paint and pull up old carpet ourselves.

What a month it's going to be! I'm so proud of myself- made it until 8pm tonight until I turned into a pumpkin and couldn't function anymore.
post #30 of 212
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OMG I cannot get full today! I have been eating every hour! Whoever said they had an egg sandwich today, that sounds good! Maybe that will be dinner number3 for me. haha

There's a quote in the Hunger Games books about having "Hollow Days" when you eat and eat and never get full. I think pregnancy causes lots of hollow days!
post #31 of 212
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What a day, ladies, and just the start of what's going to be the busiest month. Worked a full day, then went to the bank with DH and closed on our new house! So excited that we'll be living in a house with a yard and room for a baby!!! However, it needs a lot of work. We went out tonight and started cleaning and taping. The next 2 weekends will be painting the entire inside. The 2 weeks after that will be tearing up all of the carpet and replacing with either carpet or hardwood. Thankfully we're hiring the installation done, just have to paint and pull up old carpet ourselves.
What a month it's going to be! I'm so proud of myself- made it until 8pm tonight until I turned into a pumpkin and couldn't function anymore.

Congrats!  That's exciting!

 

Have you guys considred tearing up the carpet, and then painting?  Just prevents your freshly painted walls from getting dirty or scratched!

 

Good luck!

post #32 of 212
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Have you guys considred tearing up the carpet, and then painting?  Just prevents your freshly painted walls from getting dirty or scratched!

 

Oh yes, I highly recommend that!  Congrats!  That is very exciting!

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Wow Twilight, that's awesome!  Moving and closing and fixing up while pregnant maybe not so much, but a new house, that's awesome!  Plenty of room for the expanding family?

 

Wish we could move right now but we're stuck for the time being.  We have three bedrooms so we'll be losing the guest room when this bambino comes along.  My FIL asked DH "but where will we sleep when we visit?" and DH said "Uh, the floor or a hotel I guess, Dad."  Ha!

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What a day, ladies, and just the start of what's going to be the busiest month. Worked a full day, then went to the bank with DH and closed on our new house! So excited that we'll be living in a house with a yard and room for a baby!!! However, it needs a lot of work. We went out tonight and started cleaning and taping. The next 2 weekends will be painting the entire inside. The 2 weeks after that will be tearing up all of the carpet and replacing with either carpet or hardwood. Thankfully we're hiring the installation done, just have to paint and pull up old carpet ourselves.

 

Wow, congrats, TJ! thumb.gif What fun it will be to nest in a new house once you get your energy back in 2nd tri. smile.gif

 

We just bought a new house in June and did a lot of similar work. We tore out the carpet and some hardwood flooring, took out the kitchen cabinets, tore down a wall - and then paid people to put it all back together again. dizzy.gifWe're in massive debt now, but it's our forever house, and soon we'll have a snuggly little baby who we'll want to stay home with instead of eating out and spending money. love.gif

 

It was soooo fun to tear up carpet. It did stir up a lot of "gunk" in the air, so make sure you have windows open and maybe even wear one of those masks you can get at Home Depot or Lowe's? Don't want to breathe in that stuff with your little bean on board! The mask might come in handy with painting too. We recently painted DD's room. We got the no-VOC paint from Sherwin Williams, but I still found I couldn't stomach being in the same room while painting was happening without all fans on, windows open, and a mask on!

post #35 of 212

Ugh, more of that sharp pain covering my ENTIRE abdomen from about 1/3 of the way down my breasts down to my vagina.  This time it lasted for 25 minutes.  I'm going to try to get into the doctor today. 

I'm so glad that October is DH's slow month at work so he can be here for the kids.

post #36 of 212

ive been in so much stress lately and its been causing loads of really awful pain all over abdomen etc.. isnt fun.. hope all is ok with you.. mite go to walk in centre over weekend if it continues..

im ok, just really knackered.. had a panick about blood the other day but generally all is ok.

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Congrats on your new house TwilightJoy, that's awesome! We don't have a whole new house, but we are prepping DD new room so that has been fun getting a bunch of new stuff for that, painting it this weekend, etc. DH will do all the painting, mostly because he is a perfectionist, but I have the extra pregnancy out (not that it really is a big deal if you are in a well ventilated room with modern paints), but I'll help him tape at least. We want to get new carpet in that room, the guest room and the hallway/stairs before the end of the year, then will hit our bedroom and the baby room next year. I'd do it all at once, but moving the furniture from all four rooms to somewhere just seems not worth it!

And man did I have the best tacos at Chipotle ever today, they tasted so delicious. I forgot how magnified taste can be sometimes in pregnancy, damn, I'm sure I looked like a loon scarfing them down lol.gif I haven't had any "hollow days" yet this pregnancy, that usually comes in the late 2nd trimester/early 3rd for me a lot though!
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Congrats Twilight!  We sold and bought at the end of April and we nearly murdered our buyer on several occasions (she had no business buying a houses but whatev, her check cleared so she's the building's problem now) but we're sooooo happy to be out of a condo and into a house.  We have 3 bedrooms with one of them sitting with only a nightstand in it since then.  It's already a cheery green so we decided that would be the baby's room and took the slightly smaller one across the hall (but it has a larger closet).  Looking forward to filling it.  When we decided to start trying I couldn't quite tell if it was because I was really ready or if I just got sick of looking at an empty room, lol.  We now only have the kitchen left to paint and some furniture to redo for the baby's room, all either repurposed from the old place or rescued from the curb and we just rescued a cute cabinet for the baby's room from the curb earlier this week that'll be great above the changing dresser for supplies.  Enjoy the new house!  It's a really fun, but busy (and EXPENSIVE!) time!

 

I'm starting to get my energy back but my body's new thing is feeling weak if I'm standing or doing too much.  Baby must be growing or something.  

 

Not enjoying this cold front that's moving through.  We're trying to get the kitchen painted and this too cold to open the windows weekend is not helping.  Plus we have the furniture refinishing to work on, although DH has to do the sanding on the dresser because we don't know how old the current paint is.  It's going to be adorable though, white frame with blue/green drawers and a sillouette of a little bird family.  The bookshelf will be the same way minus the birds. White crib and a white hemnes dresser from Ikea with a changing pad for the changing table.  

 

So I know it's super early but is anyone else annoyed by having to wait to do some of that stuff?  I want to get registering done and get the furniture and room set up.  At least m/s and fatigue have killed my motivation enough that I don't actually get anything done but I'll be damned if I don't think about it a lot. I like to finish projects and cross them off the list.  Speaking of registering, anyone have any recommendations?  Any good perks to certain places (discounts, free stuff, etc?).

 

Hope everyone else continues to feel better!

post #39 of 212

TJ - congrats! A new space is always exciting!

 

Bailey - glad to hear you are eating and not puking!

 

CoBabyMaker & timesway - I hope you get relief soon!

 

 

Just to add to the cosleeping chat, I had an arm's reach co-sleeper w/DD. It was nice, but there is a little bit of a separation, it goes down a few inches from your bed. But it was easy to just pull her over close to nurse and no problem if we both fell asleep. And I found that we all appreciated the little bit of space we had as we slept better that way. That lasted about 7.5 months. When she was able to pull herself up to standing in it, I wasn't comfortable having her in there anymore, so she moved to her own room, which was a queen mattress on the floor, so I would end up waking with her a lot due to falling asleep after night nursing. I think we'll do something similar for the first few months with this one, but then we'll switch to a crib (yikes!). I'm hoping this one will be a better sleeper, or at least we can use some different techniques to make bedtime/nighttime easier. I got really exhausted of waking to nurse on demand for 2 years and this time I have to go back to work, so I am thinking my approach will be a bit different. I just got tired thinking about all that!

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timesaway, I hope you can get some rest this weekend and feel better!

 

Quinalla, MMMmmm, I love Chipotle!  We only have the lesser Qdoba here.  Eat extra for me ok?'

 

AmandaLynnH, Will you post pictures when you are done with your furniture makeovers?  Sounds so cute!

 

Adventuregirl, I know cribs have a bad rap in AP circles but we have used them after a few months with both kids.  I still meet their needs, i just have to get up to do it but it works best for us.

 

Well, I went to the doc this afternoon.  They couldn't find any specific reason for the pain or anything really wrong with me.  There is a baby in there though which is good.  Basically you can just see the yolk sac at this point but the doc could see the heartbeat.  Dates look good.  He said it could just be muscle fatigue and soreness from the throwing up and dehydration. 

 

Funny, the week we found out I was pregnant (even before we told the kids) my 4 y/o kept talking about twins.  He said that could be a reason for increased morning sickness.  He could only see one baby but said he couldn't rule it out either.  I'm not overly concerned about it, they don't run in my family but it was interesting.  He said many times morning sickness is less for each pregnancy so twins would have been an explanation. 

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