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post #21 of 229

Oh Lord I hope so. Assuming this is indeed twins...I'll need tons of help. Dh will probably get off work for a week or two (which will end up being more time since he has an alternating schedule)...but I will probably see if I can get my mom to commit to some time too. Hoping someone organizes meals or something like they have in the past...that woudl rock. But not counting on it...might have a meal freezing party a little in advance so we have some things ready lol.

So long story short should have said. Dh yes, for a while, otherwise I hope so where we can get help :) MORE so for the older children than the baby/babies...I got that part lol...


What are you craving RIGHT NOW...this very second?

post #22 of 229
It's 6 am and I can't sleep and I totally want a big plate of pancakes, eggs and hash browns. All covered in syrup!!! Mmmmm I want it so bad I can't sleep, I've been laying here awake since 4 lol but I'm too tired to go and make all that... So ill wait til DH wakes up and see if he'll go and make it for me wink1.gif

Sticking with the food theme (since I'm starving lol)

What is the craziest craving you've had so far this pregnancy? (Mine would be sour patch kids covered in Tabasco. Lol)
post #23 of 229

that is quite the craving...I was thinking Ooooh sour patch kids...yum...lol...but then you ruined it! LOL ;)

My craziest craving? Probably just an extreme thirst for gatorade. LOL...only the light blue. Yum. And in the beginning it was paired with a whatchamacallit. LOL....I haven't craved anything bizarre...never really have. My problem is something sounds good...then when I make it I'm no longer interested. In fact it'll sometimes sound good clear up to the first bite and then I think EW no thanks LOL....

Hmmm

How many times are you up to pee at night LOL

post #24 of 229

My husband thought tater tots with french dressing was strange. I thought it was delicious!

 

What is the most delicious meal you've eaten so far while pregnant?

post #25 of 229

You guys cross posted so I'll answer both orngbiggrin.gif

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What is the most delicious meal you've eaten so far while pregnant?

 

Hmm.... I don't know. The most satisfying recently was when I was craving biscuits and hamburger gravy something fierce and hubby actually made it for me, all from scratch. It was delicious!!

 

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How many times are you up to pee at night LOL

 

At least once, but I *should* be getting up 2 or 3 but I force myself to stay in bed as long as possible, even though I don't sleep well when I have to pee. I refuse to be up to pee that many times this early lol. I'm sure I'll only be able to pull that off for a few more weeks at most ;)

 

 

Do you have any decorative plans for the nursery or "nursery area" (where ever you'll be putting babies stuff lol)?

post #26 of 229
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Do you have any decorative plans for the nursery or "nursery area" (where ever you'll be putting babies stuff lol)?

If it's a girl, I do!  The babe will be in our room; we have an alcove just big enough for a packnplay, then I bought a white changing table that's just sorta out in our room, but I plan to have hot pink and purple, and do those removable wall decals around the changing table- flowers and maybe butterflies. It's a delicate balance since it's in an adults room, and we hope to move in a year or so, so nothing permanent.  I've seen appliques with big cherry blossom branches which I think will be beautiful and scream GIRL finally!

 

Q:  what's the sweetest or most helpful thing your partner has done for you while pregnant?

post #27 of 229

mmm tator tots...that sounds good, too bad it wouldn't sit well!!  LOL  today I was craving confetti bars...ever made those?  melted butter, peanut butter, chocolate chips...then you stir in mini marshmallows and cool.  OMG so good...I am impatiently waiting for them to cool.

 

no nursery here as baby always stays with us the first couple years!

post #28 of 229

haha obviously I didn't read the instructions first...I got excited about tator tots!!!

 

My husband got up early on his one day to sleep in, to get the kids started on their chores & homeschooling...just so I could catch a little more sleep.  Given the crazy hours he's been working that was such a selfless act and I was so touched!  He never complains about the mess or if I am not up to cooking...I am very thankful for his understanding, especially when I'm feeling so crummy still!

 

 

hmmmm...another question:

Do you have any funny morning sickness stories?  ;)

post #29 of 229

Not really. I dont get morning sick..just nausea that lasts all day (this pregnancy) and none in the past really...BUT I have a stomach of steel and nothing really bothers me...even the kids getting sick....no biggie...NOT THIS TIME...This time when the kids caught a bug...I had to really really work hard to not get sick..VERY unlike me. LOL....that's about as good as it gets....LOL


Hmm....What was your husbands initial reaction to the BFP?

post #30 of 229
Lol my Hubby's reaction? Well... 4 yrs ago after 2.5 yrs of infertility treatments (all of which failed) I was told by my RE that I would NEVER have a baby. He literally said I had a less than one percent chance.... We were devastated but gave up. I accepted and worked through that I would never carry my children. W would adopt. 3yrs of waiting to adopt we still weren't parents. I was working a ton and my cycle was late and my hubby's bugged me to test for 3 weeks. I told him no way! I didn't want to take a test I knew would be negative because I CAN'T HAVE BABIES wink1.gif well... He bugged me so much I finally said fINE. And was mad about it LOL I took the test and he was down the hall working in his office and it was immediately positive. I started screaming "OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!" He came running in and I just handed it to him. And he goes "what's that mean." (He knew what it meant and so did I" but I said "I don't know, gimme another one!" LOL I took three all immediately positive and after the third he started crying and threw his arms around me and we started jumping up and down smile.gif it was a great moment! smile.gif

Anybody else feel like time is moving as slow as molasses? As far as the pregnancy? (Or is it just me lol)
post #31 of 229
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Well, yeah. It is going by slowly. I feel like the end of the pregnancy will never come. But when I think about it, it doesn't seem so bad. I can remember at seven weeks when my doctor was talking about my hips separating around 15 weeks, I thought "man, that's forever away!" It wasn't that far away after all!

Do you think baby will look more like you or your partner?
post #32 of 229
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Do you think baby will look more like you or your partner?

 

Both of my children have a very specific "look."  Even though their face shapes are different (my son's head is so round!), and my son's eyes are bigger, they resemble each other more than they resemble me or my partner.  So I am very, very curious to find out if the third will look like them as much or if s/he will have a unique look!

 

But I do think the kids do lean a little more towards my side than my partner's so if pressed I would say I expect the third to go the same way.

 

How did you meet your partner?

post #33 of 229

We met at a mutual friend's house. She is a chef and I happened to live upstairs from her so my daughter and I had the pleasure of enjoying her cooking 2-3 times a week. One Friday night my friend invited several people over for dinner. We met for the first time that night and hit it off immediately. We went to lunch the next day, dinner 2 days later, and the next weekend went out for a while. I'd say we fell head over heels in love :-) Totally unexpected but so wonderful!

 

What are you doing for yourself to savor and enjoy being pregnant?

post #34 of 229
Well, I met my now *ex* boyfriend through the landlord (he works for him).

Did you research online for baby names or through books?


*EDIT*-well, I posted before I saw the above post lol! So I will answer that one too, but leave the same question.

I am trying to sleep as much as I can. I am also looking very forward to each appointment.
post #35 of 229

I've actually used the same baby book to find the names of each of my little ones, so far. It is the same book my mom used to find each of my sisters' names too. I have used the book this time as well. Have a list of names I like, but haven't settled on any yet. I don't share names until the baby is born. I did once and 2 people I know used that same name when their babies were born the day before mine was! Thankfully I had a boy and didn't use the name anyway.

 

Does the meaning of the name mean as much to you as the name itself?

post #36 of 229
We have chosen the names already and the meanings were very important to us!!!

Is a family honor in your child's name important to you? Like a middle name from dad or a grandpa or grandma, aunt, uncle...etc?
post #37 of 229
Yes it is. If I have a boy, it will have my dads name in it a one of two middle names. For a girl, not so much lol.

If you have children already, how are they feeling about the baby?
post #38 of 229
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If you have children already, how are they feeling about the baby?

My girls are over the moon excited to meet this baby. I mentioned that I'm starting to be able to feel the baby more frequently now and so especially my middle girl is anxiously waiting until she can feel it too. The littlest one likes to come up with analogies about how she used to be the youngest but soon her and her sister will both be in the middle and things like that. It's so sweet!

 

Do you have any pets?

post #39 of 229

Yes, we have two dogs. This will be our first child and I am looking forward to seeing how the household dynamics change. 

 

How, if at all, did the addition of kids to you and your SO's lives change/affect your friendship/social lives?

 

We know two couples that are not close friends of ours but in our social circle that (by April) will have had kids (one 1 yro, one 4 mo) but we don't really know other people with kids. 

post #40 of 229

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Originally Posted by MommyRuth View Post

We met at a mutual friend's house. She is a chef and I happened to live upstairs from her so my daughter and I had the pleasure of enjoying her cooking 2-3 times a week. One Friday night my friend invited several people over for dinner. We met for the first time that night and hit it off immediately. We went to lunch the next day, dinner 2 days later, and the next weekend went out for a while. I'd say we fell head over heels in love :-) Totally unexpected but so wonderful!

 

What are you doing for yourself to savor and enjoy being pregnant?

 

This story makes me HUNGRY.  (I must be in the second tri!)

 

 

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How, if at all, did the addition of kids to you and your SO's lives change/affect your friendship/social lives?

 

 

 

I was the first in my (NYC) friend group to have kids, and most of our friends still don't have kids.  This changed many friendships, especially those that were based on a more "going out"  kind of ethos.   Honestly, I would just consider myself "friendly" with those people now, but never really see them. Many of our close friendships have stayed intact, however, and those people totally love and enrich our kids' lives!

 

Having kids made me go out and "friend date" for other moms.  It took a couple of years, but now I have a really strong community and I LOVE my friends.  So overall I would say that having kids has been a net benefit on my social life, believe it or not. Especially as a homeschooler, I end up socializing with other parents A LOT, so it was important to find people I "clicked" with (in addition to their kids and my kids also clicking!).

 

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