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I am trying to find a good meatloaf recipe (since everything I just bought at the grocery store sounds terrible now, even toast!) and I got tired reading the recipe online! I was tired 10 minutes after drinking my coffee this morning. Luckily DH is taking DD on a tractor ride this evening, I might just sleep. haha

 

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This part is also kinda grossing me out!

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 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!

Oh lord I hope this baby is a better sleeper too!!  DS still doesn't sleep through the night!  We recently purchased one of those kid alarm clocks that show stars when it's time to be sleeping and a sunshine when it's morning time.  That has actually helped immensely, although DS usually wakes at least once during the night for a pee (which is fine) and then sometimes again just to be tucked in.  But he now happily goes back to his own bed knowing that when the sun comes on it's time for cuddles and nursing.  I'm crossing my fingers for a babe that naps and sleeps through the night at some point!

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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. 

So, I had something somewhat similar in my first pregnacy, but a bit different.  My pain was in my vagina, but really similar to what you are describing.  Excruciating to the point I couldn't walk, and a very sharp pain.  My doctor called them "picket fence pains" and I thought it was very apt because it felt like I'd been impailed on one when it happened!  She said it's normal and just muscles stretching, cramping etc.  Maybe that's what you have too?  They came and went for a few weeks as I recall.

post #43 of 212

Congrats TJ!

 

CoBabyMaker and Timesway hope you are better soon.  I know it isn't pleasant.

 

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So, I had something somewhat similar in my first pregnacy, but a bit different.  My pain was in my vagina, but really similar to what you are describing.  Excruciating to the point I couldn't walk, and a very sharp pain.  My doctor called them "picket fence pains" and I thought it was very apt because it felt like I'd been impailed on one when it happened!  She said it's normal and just muscles stretching, cramping etc.  Maybe that's what you have too?  They came and went for a few weeks as I recall.

 

I've had that pain!  Ugh!  It was awful!  I hope it stops soon!  Something my ob suggested at the time was warm wash clothes, not steaming hot, but quite warm and they did help.

 

All this talk about american restaurants...oh you guys you are killing me!  We are attempting out first dining out experience in Japan tonight.  We've been here 4 months and are just now getting brave enough (because of my allergy).  I am going for a greek place...wish me luck!  Oh I'm going to need it when I try to explain celiac/gluten allergies!

 

No nesting for me until we return to the US sometime in March, at least it has been decided which month we are returning.  DH said today I might fly out earlier if I wanted to with DD, which I just might.  The Japanese hospital called this morning and are now telling us they won't take me after all because I won't be giving birth in Japan.  Ugh.  Make me wish I had just lied.  I am really really beginning to wish I was home now!  Just another 43 days until we visit for 3 weeks...

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 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!

Oh lord I hope this baby is a better sleeper too!!  DS still doesn't sleep through the night!  We recently purchased one of those kid alarm clocks that show stars when it's time to be sleeping and a sunshine when it's morning time.  That has actually helped immensely, although DS usually wakes at least once during the night for a pee (which is fine) and then sometimes again just to be tucked in.  But he now happily goes back to his own bed knowing that when the sun comes on it's time for cuddles and nursing.  I'm crossing my fingers for a babe that naps and sleeps through the night at some point!

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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. 

So, I had something somewhat similar in my first pregnacy, but a bit different.  My pain was in my vagina, but really similar to what you are describing.  Excruciating to the point I couldn't walk, and a very sharp pain.  My doctor called them "picket fence pains" and I thought it was very apt because it felt like I'd been impailed on one when it happened!  She said it's normal and just muscles stretching, cramping etc.  Maybe that's what you have too?  They came and went for a few weeks as I recall.

Maybe try some magnesium if they are cramp like? That always helps my leg cramps in pregnancy.

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Congrats TJ!

 

CoBabyMaker and Timesway hope you are better soon.  I know it isn't pleasant.

 

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So, I had something somewhat similar in my first pregnacy, but a bit different.  My pain was in my vagina, but really similar to what you are describing.  Excruciating to the point I couldn't walk, and a very sharp pain.  My doctor called them "picket fence pains" and I thought it was very apt because it felt like I'd been impailed on one when it happened!  She said it's normal and just muscles stretching, cramping etc.  Maybe that's what you have too?  They came and went for a few weeks as I recall.

 

I've had that pain!  Ugh!  It was awful!  I hope it stops soon!  Something my ob suggested at the time was warm wash clothes, not steaming hot, but quite warm and they did help.

 

All this talk about american restaurants...oh you guys you are killing me!  We are attempting out first dining out experience in Japan tonight.  We've been here 4 months and are just now getting brave enough (because of my allergy).  I am going for a greek place...wish me luck!  Oh I'm going to need it when I try to explain celiac/gluten allergies!

 

No nesting for me until we return to the US sometime in March, at least it has been decided which month we are returning.  DH said today I might fly out earlier if I wanted to with DD, which I just might.  The Japanese hospital called this morning and are now telling us they won't take me after all because I won't be giving birth in Japan.  Ugh.  Make me wish I had just lied.  I am really really beginning to wish I was home now!  Just another 43 days until we visit for 3 weeks...

Greek restaurant in Japan makes me giggle!

post #45 of 212

So.....it's 1:00 pm and I have had 5 cinnamon rolls (smallish ones) and a bowl of ice cream....what's wrong with that? STOP JUDGING ME! haha eat.gif

post #46 of 212
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Thanks ladies. The new house is so exciting. We did decide to tear up the carpet before painting. So yesterday and today we are doing that. Today we started painting. Hope to have 5 rooms done by Monday. Our families are here helping so thats nice.

I am struggling. Emotional and tired. Also have been feeling really crampy. They sent me out to buy more trashbags and painters tape. I decided to treat myself to a Starbucks decaf latte for the comfort of it. In the drivethru now. The line is soooo long it is ridiculous. I will probably be in line 20 min. Maybe 25.

Hope you ladies are having lovely weekends!
post #47 of 212

ah yay sounds so exciting twilightjoy :)

The pains are less.. and no more blood.. my ex has moved out of the house. sad because it would have been nice to not be doing this on my own.. but it is nice to have a much lighter less stressful house.. hoping life gets a bit happier sooon!!

Just visited sister in law whos also preg (2 weeks more then me) in hosp.. shes been puking up blood :( poor thing.. looked so tired.. gonna go see her tommorrow morning aswell before i go see my friends art thing.. long day tommorrow me thinks.. gonna be exhauuuusted!!

Hows everyones bellys?

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Congrats TJ!

 

CoBabyMaker and Timesway hope you are better soon.  I know it isn't pleasant.

 

 

I've had that pain!  Ugh!  It was awful!  I hope it stops soon!  Something my ob suggested at the time was warm wash clothes, not steaming hot, but quite warm and they did help.

 

 

oh my gosh that is exhactly what one of my pains is.. that is reassuring.. mine feels sortve blunt tho.. like im being impaled by something wide and flat rather then sharp(altho a picket fence seems about right) .. soo painful tho!!

post #49 of 212

Ouch ouch you guys that sounds terrible!

 

TJ your friend is puking up blood? I wonder what causes that? I hope she is doing better soon.

 

I have been doing well for the most part. I ate sugary junk food the first half of the day yesterday and then when I ate normal food I puked it up...go figure. Today everything just tastes off to me. Blech. I can't tell if I am hungry again or nauseous and I am out of ideas of what to try to eat.

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I can't tell if I am hungry again or nauseous and I am out of ideas of what to try to eat.

 

Hate it.  My husband asks, "Well, do you want the garbage bucket or some food?"  I don't know!!!  Haha.  Not sure how far along you are, Bailey, but I am around 10 weeks and have had a very hungry last few days (fingers crossed).

post #51 of 212

Wow, I finally got to reading the chat threads and I'm glad I did! I have got to particpate more :) DH is out watching a soccer game so I've got some time to myself at last! I have been feeling so utterly exhausted and stressed about my diabetes (I have type 1 and use an insulin pump)/diet - I usually follow a super low carb diet (like 30g per day) to keep my sugars in control, but my former endocrinologist (he was my endo for years and years until I moved and had to get another one) told me over email specifically NOT to follow a ketogenic diet while pregnant - he didn't even know I was pregnant, we were just discussing ketogenic diets and their benefits for diabetics. SO that threw me for a loop, and now I have to sort of change my eating plan - incorporate more carbs, which means readjusting all of my insulin doses and just a whole lot more variability in things, which is really annoying. Plus I'm not entirely convinced that ketogenic is a bad idea, but no one out there seems to say that it is a good idea, so I feel lke I have to up the carbs a little just to be safe. ANyway. Pregnancy with diabetes is like a full-time job! If anyone has read anything about low-carb/ketones I'd love to hear.

 

That said, I haven't puked once, yay!! (I guess I am one of the lucky ones ... sounds like some of you are having a real time of it - I'm sorry.)

 

As for co-sleeping, I had the Arms REach with DS (now 3.5) but he never stayed in it past the first wake up - wouldn't fall asleep or stay asleep unless he was right snuggled up next to me. Unfortunately this is still the case, help! We have a double bed and a single bed tied together in our bedroom and all sleep in there. I'm wondering how it is going to work with babe! For the most part I've loved co-sleeping though - I feel like I am always very aware of him and it's helped me get sleep while he nursed away. In the early days he couldn't nurse lying down though, that was the hardest part. Plus having to change the diaper. Ack!! What have we gotten ourselves into? :) I have the feeling that it is just going to be one big family bed, and if that doesn't work, I'll head to the guest room with #2 and leave DH and DS the big setup. We'll see.

 

I feel like I'm finally allowing myself the first twinges of being excited about this pregnancy, despite the diabetes stress. Last year I had two miscarriages and with both of them I never saw a heartbeat. This time I saw the heartbeat at 8 weeks and am waiting eagerly for my 12 week u/s (in 2 weeks). If things are fine then (fingers crossed) then I know I'll be able to breathe a bit easier!

 

Hope everyone gets to bed early to rest up for the week!!
 

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I can't tell if I am hungry again or nauseous and I am out of ideas of what to try to eat.

 

Hate it.  My husband asks, "Well, do you want the garbage bucket or some food?"  I don't know!!!  Haha.  Not sure how far along you are, Bailey, but I am around 10 weeks and have had a very hungry last few days (fingers crossed).

I am 10 weeks too. My zofran helps great with that but then I get so fricken constipated. Yuck!

 

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Wow, I finally got to reading the chat threads and I'm glad I did! I have got to particpate more :) DH is out watching a soccer game so I've got some time to myself at last! I have been feeling so utterly exhausted and stressed about my diabetes (I have type 1 and use an insulin pump)/diet - I usually follow a super low carb diet (like 30g per day) to keep my sugars in control, but my former endocrinologist (he was my endo for years and years until I moved and had to get another one) told me over email specifically NOT to follow a ketogenic diet while pregnant - he didn't even know I was pregnant, we were just discussing ketogenic diets and their benefits for diabetics. SO that threw me for a loop, and now I have to sort of change my eating plan - incorporate more carbs, which means readjusting all of my insulin doses and just a whole lot more variability in things, which is really annoying. Plus I'm not entirely convinced that ketogenic is a bad idea, but no one out there seems to say that it is a good idea, so I feel lke I have to up the carbs a little just to be safe. ANyway. Pregnancy with diabetes is like a full-time job! If anyone has read anything about low-carb/ketones I'd love to hear.

 

That said, I haven't puked once, yay!! (I guess I am one of the lucky ones ... sounds like some of you are having a real time of it - I'm sorry.)

 

As for co-sleeping, I had the Arms REach with DS (now 3.5) but he never stayed in it past the first wake up - wouldn't fall asleep or stay asleep unless he was right snuggled up next to me. Unfortunately this is still the case, help! We have a double bed and a single bed tied together in our bedroom and all sleep in there. I'm wondering how it is going to work with babe! For the most part I've loved co-sleeping though - I feel like I am always very aware of him and it's helped me get sleep while he nursed away. In the early days he couldn't nurse lying down though, that was the hardest part. Plus having to change the diaper. Ack!! What have we gotten ourselves into? :) I have the feeling that it is just going to be one big family bed, and if that doesn't work, I'll head to the guest room with #2 and leave DH and DS the big setup. We'll see.

 

I feel like I'm finally allowing myself the first twinges of being excited about this pregnancy, despite the diabetes stress. Last year I had two miscarriages and with both of them I never saw a heartbeat. This time I saw the heartbeat at 8 weeks and am waiting eagerly for my 12 week u/s (in 2 weeks). If things are fine then (fingers crossed) then I know I'll be able to breathe a bit easier!

 

Hope everyone gets to bed early to rest up for the week!!
 

Just my 2 cents, I would go for the part I bolded. That is what I am planning on doing.

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Oh Sweetlowmom, Diabetes does sound pretty tough!  That would be a full time job.

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Thanks, CoBabyMaker! It adds another level of stress for sure ... but I know it will be worth in the end! :)

And BaileyB, thanks for the co-sleeping input!
 

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Good morning, ladies! Happy Monday!

I've gotten my heart set on having the nursery be baby farm animal themed. I found the Nojo Farm Babies collection and fell in love: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CJCRNY/ Squee! Isn't it great!!! We're not doing a crib, but I've purchased the wall hangings, the blankets, the hamper, etc.

I can't find the curtains (window valence) any where though! I'm getting really frustrated. How come nobody sells the curtains anymore???
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Greek restaurant in Japan makes me giggle!

 

Giggle away!  But think about it.  If you can successfully run a restaurant for years in a country other then your native country, you must be a pretty awesome chef right?  And that is the philosophy on picking places outside of the US to eat.  That and, of course, willing to work with my gluten-free/milk-free issues.  Bonus was that the owner was an aged Greek and spoke and understood perfect English.

 

Dinner was very expensive...ok sit down.  Are you ready?  It was not a fancy place, actually a basement decked out "almost like home" as my dd said (almost 7).  3 course meal: appetizer, 3 mains and 2 desserts: $192.  And it was PRICELESS.  We may never get to go there again, but I will fondly remember our first eating out adventure in Japan forever.  We have not been out to eat since we left the US 4 months ago.  But now we will have to find something cheaper to do in the coming weeks because I can't afford a $200 meal every 2 weeks (or few months).  And I finally felt a little more human and a little less frustrated with the Japan world for a while.

 

Ugh, this has been a not great weekend for sickness.  I had a blissful 2 or 3 days when I actually let the thought cross my mind that my MS might be ending.  No go Coco-mo, you are only in

week 8!  Absolutely returned with a vicious vengeance this weekend.  I almost threw up today.  I never throw up.  Ever.  Not even when I should.  I just don't have a strong reflex.  I must promise that if I do start to, I will go to the hospital.  But today, I was tested.  Sorely tested!

 

I feel sorry for DH, he too does not know what to do when I need to eat but won't eat.  I've been exploring lots of healthy foods though that I once did not appreciate:  Japanese styled-Greek yogurt and honey, cashew butter and GF toast, peanut butter and GF toast.  Trying to get the energy to make some GF granola....

post #57 of 212

Hi everyone,
I'm Pauline.    I'm about 7 weeks pregnant after having a miscarriage in May (blighted ovum).    I have a daughter, Sophia, who is 6.     I was feeling very reassured around weeks 5-6 as I was experiencing lots of pregnancy symptoms, intense nausea, fatigue, dizziness, hunger, etc....    Then suddenly, two days ago all of those symptoms seemed to vanish.    Now the only thing I feel is slightly sore nipples and a slight food aversion.   This decrease in symptoms makes me so worried.    I have an ultrasound on Thursday to confirm heartbeat - I insisted on the early ultrasound even though the midwife practice I am going with doesn't generally do them.    Anyone else experience a loss of symptoms suddenly?
 

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Quinalla, MMMmmm, I love Chipotle!  We only have the lesser Qdoba here.  Eat extra for me ok?'
Of course smile.gif Hopefully they will build one near you soon, they are expanding like crazy still. Most of my job is designed the MEP (mechanical, electrical & plumbing) systems for new Chipotle restaurants, so I have a special attachment to them.

Hi Pauline, I answered you in your separate thread too, but by itself symptoms coming and going a bit is not unusual and has happened to me this pregnancy and my first one. It can be disconcerting!

DH got DD room all painted this weekend, he has today off so he is going to touch up a few spots today, get her bed together, get her new light up, etc. so the room should be mostly ready tonight, just will need to move the dresser over together and then eventually get all of her books/toys over there. We went with this really nice yellow/gold color that turned out much better than we thought! Definitely getting hit with the exhaustion, my patience is very thin, poor DD greensad.gif
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Hi everyone!  Sounds like most had a pretty good weekend.  Not too shabby over here.  DH and I did a little yardwork (DH did a lot, I did a little and then went back to the couch) and made food for a family Oktoberfest; DH made potato salad and I made 2 apple kuchen with DH's help.  DH went to the Oktoberfest on Sunday and I stayed home and spent the whole day in bed (which was heavenly).  

 

The dresser is now sanded and has the big spots filled with wood filler.  Now just a little more sanding and we can prime it.  I'm a BzzAgent and happened to get a paint campaign last week so we're waiting until the kit comes to use that for the teal paint.  I'll certainly post pictures when it's done.  

 

It's funny, I really want to nest even though I know it's probably way too early.  Shortly before I found out I was pregnant I happened to see a blanket that I've adored for years at Target on clearance but didn't buy it because, that would be silly, I'm not pregnant.  After the positive?  Couldn't find it anywhere.  Makes me sad.  It would have gone perfectly.

 

DH's family sent him home with some baby clothes of my nephews'.  That was so weird to me.  I mean, I know there's a baby in there, I've seen it...but still....weird.........

 

DH has a cold and shared it with me this weekend.  I'm working from home today (again, ugh) because I have a strict 'don't go to work when sick' policy so that I don't get others sick.  Wish whoever gave their cold to DH would have had that same policy.  So here's my PSA for today: If you're sick, STAY HOME! Not fair to get other's sick, especially when they may be pregnant and can't take the good stuff.  Ironically, today I would have been ok at work if not for the cold.  Have to go in at least for a few hours tomorrow morning since my boss is leaving the next day for vacation and will be gone for a week and a half.

 

Is food tasting weird to anyone else?  Things I normally love just taste not the same.  It's sad when you get a hankering for something and then it's not as good as it should be.

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Is food tasting weird to anyone else?  Things I normally love just taste not the same.  It's sad when you get a hankering for something and then it's not as good as it should be.
Yes, I don't usually have true food aversions, but I do experience this. The upside is that some food just tastes amazingly, unexpectedly good too which is fun smile.gif Right now, most food just sounds "meh" to me, but sometimes once I start eating, something really hits the spot. Pregnancy is so weird!
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