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Originally Posted by IronMam View Post

 

OK, I am DETERMINED to not forget to ask a question this time (I've forgotten the last few times - lol)!

 

So I'm going to write my question first, then answer the previous one:

 

What would you give yourself if you could pamper yourself in any way near your due date?

 

 

OK, now to answer the question...

 

I don't know!

 

I was going to get him a pass to do a sky dive...I had been planning it since January. But we just can't afford it this year. :( 

 

I think I'll get him a subscription to Scientific American, and fill his stocking with goodies of course, and then I'll try to pick out one more thing. He doesn't like getting clothes as gifts, because he wants a say in picking them out. So, I'll have to come up with something else.

 

Oh, man! I've been wanting to sky dive *forever*! I didn't get to go this year like I wanted, for obvious reasons. orngtongue.gif I'm sorry you couldn't afford it this year (really, there was no way we could have feasibly managed, either.), but it sounds like he's going to get some awesome stuff anyway. smile.gif

 

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DH has wanted three and I wanted two, a boy and a girl preferably. Now that we're expecting girl #2 I have warmed to the idea of trying for a third eventually but that will be the last for sure. Either we'll have three girls or two girls and a boy. 

 

 

What are your passions/hobbies?

 

I like reading (not that I have time anymore, but...), being outside, spending time with the kids, listening to music, and watching movies. I'm a really big movie fanatic, and at one time, I had nearly 1,000 movies in my collection. (They're gone, now, I've had to sell them a few times, but...)

post #202 of 229

Well, someday, when he does it, it will be WITHOUT ME thankyouverymuch. There are many things I would enjoy doing in this life (diving in a shark cage for example), but jumping out of a perfectly functional airplane is not one of them. I don't handle heights well.

post #203 of 229

My hubby has done the skydiving thing several times as well, and I'm with you...that doesn't interest me at all.  Actually, it sort of makes me feel ill just thinking about it.  Partly because I wouldn't care to spend those terrifying moments strapped to some person I'd just met. LOL

post #204 of 229

There's an "indoor sky diving" place not to far from me - you're held up on a column of air - and that is less expensive and safer then the real thing. Check around, there might be something similar where you're at too. My Costco sells discounted tickets for like $45.

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*jumping in* Totally went skydiving in HI last year, it was awesome!!!!! I want to go again! However, DH wasn't pleased when he found out I went and went on and on about how I'm lucky I didn't up splattered all over the field lol

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Well, someday, when he does it, it will be WITHOUT ME thankyouverymuch. There are many things I would enjoy doing in this life (diving in a shark cage for example), but jumping out of a perfectly functional airplane is not one of them. I don't handle heights well.

 

Speaking of diving in a shark tank, the hubs and I go to the Outerbanks every year with his family. This year, I decided that I wanted so badly to go scuba diving. They offer lessons in which you spend an entire day training in some sort of pool and then you have to rent equipment and have to pay to go. It ended up being like $1500 for all of that, but it seemed so awesome because at the Outerbanks, they have so many shipwrecks that you can explore while scuba diving. Because it was so expensive, I opted to wait until next year (which probably won't happen due to bundle coming) but they offer scuba diving in the shark tank at the aquarium that is a little bit cheaper. That seemed like a nice alternative. Hopefully one day I'll get to go! 

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Speaking of diving in a shark tank, the hubs and I go to the Outerbanks every year with his family. This year, I decided that I wanted so badly to go scuba diving. They offer lessons in which you spend an entire day training in some sort of pool and then you have to rent equipment and have to pay to go. It ended up being like $1500 for all of that, but it seemed so awesome because at the Outerbanks, they have so many shipwrecks that you can explore while scuba diving. Because it was so expensive, I opted to wait until next year (which probably won't happen due to bundle coming) but they offer scuba diving in the shark tank at the aquarium that is a little bit cheaper. That seemed like a nice alternative. Hopefully one day I'll get to go! 



shark diving is fun mind you i have swam with sharks before but they werent the kind that could eat or injure people.. they were just 12 foot nurse sharks LOL 

post #208 of 229

Getting back on track here... ;)

 

 

Do you plan to have a baby shower for this one?

post #209 of 229

We'll be doing a welcoming party, mid-May, so baby is still itsy bitsy but not SO new. It's either we throw a welcoming shower or my MIL will and invite whoever she wants despite protests, so.. I'll just do it myself so I control the people holding MY baby.

What is your one I guess "bad" thing you do while pregnant? Like drink caffeine, eat McD's, eat deli meat, jump on the trampoline, what have ya..

If someone replies saying they follow pregnancy rules to a T, I won't believe ya!! lol

post #210 of 229

Hah.  Um... I have a bit of wine now and then.  I'd eat McDs if I could, but I settle for Annies gluten free mac and cheese a couple times a week.  I eat way too much junk food - chips, etc in the first tri.  I kind of can't really remember what the prego rules are. 

 

OK, holidays while prego - what's the craziest thing you've heard from your extended family this season?

post #211 of 229

Just one bad thing?

 

lol

 

I drink caffeine, but very seldomly, and never more than the daily recommended limit for pregnant women. I will also break other rules (eat runny eggs/cookie dough, lunch meat, etc.). 

 

Is there a food you're normally disinterested in that you've been craving during pregnancy?

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Is there a food you're normally disinterested in that you've been craving during pregnancy?

olives.  I've never eaten olives whole, but all of a sudden I really want chopped ones on sandwiches, pizza, and pasta salads. (and super mayonnaise-y pasta salads are another disinterested craving)

 

btw- I checked off McDs AND caffiene this afternoon.... at least I didn't get fries though, I guess!  Oh.. and cookie dough yesterday..

 

Q:  do you swaddle your babies, and what's your favorite swaddling blanket?

post #213 of 229
I have only ever swaddled one of my babies...and that was because he really liked it. To this day he is my 3-layer shirt guy, and he loves to be warm. He even wears hats to bed sometimes just because he likes the feeling.

I guess they all got a kind of swaddling by being carried almost 100% of the time in a ring sling.

Question: do you obsess more or less about the health of your baby now that you are at or near the 20-week mark?
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I obsess less, but still am pretty panicky about things... but in my mind I know things are less likely to go south if I skip a prenatal vitamin or eat junk food all day one day. Callie is absolutely perfect, so I guess.. that sort of reassured me that the little things probably aren't going to be catastrophic lol.

 

What type of car do you drive?

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My husband has a dodge magnum he bought before we met and I used to have a 2000 4 runner but that got totalled in a rollover accident my daughter and I were in driving to my parents in OR the day after Christmas in 2010. Now that we're having a 2nd kid and we have two large dogs we're saving up to get a 2nd car after the new year. 

 

 

What is your dream vacation?

post #216 of 229
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My husband has a dodge magnum he bought before we met and I used to have a 2000 4 runner but that got totalled in a rollover accident my daughter and I were in driving to my parents in OR the day after Christmas in 2010. Now that we're having a 2nd kid and we have two large dogs we're saving up to get a 2nd car after the new year. 

 

 

What is your dream vacation?

dream vacation.... well its not so much a "vacation" as it is work for me but its on a veterinary team in south Africa in Kruger national park, it costs 1000$ per month for room and board and its a volunteer thing you also have to cover all your inoculations and travel papers and work vise and there is a minimum 6 month commitment BUT i don't think i can think of something i want to do more! i was going to take it as my work placement in college but 6 months was to long for the college to approve. now i have a baby on the way so i guess it will have to wait at least 18 years, until then i will be a SAHM and once i can work again possibly working as a zoo keeper or dog groomer again, depends on if my contacts at the zoo are still there when i am at that point (they ar ethe head of their african animals area) if we have to move i have 10 job offers for grooming once i am willing to go back to work all around north america so i guess it all just depends on what goes where and when LOL 


any songs that you would have normally listened to brought tears to your eyes lately?? 

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any songs that you would have normally listened to brought tears to your eyes lately?? 

Oh this one's real pathetic: I took my 5 year old to a holiday lights parade tonight, and one float was playing the Thomas the Train theme song (which I've no doubt heard a thousand times and am usually annoyed by) but it made me tear up.  Maybe just seeing the excitement in my boy's face, and realizing that he's growing up so much and I bet by next year he'll think Thomas is totally lame, even though it's been his life for the last 3 years.  I think it also got me because I've been going girl-crazy the past few weeks with my excitement over having a girl, that hearing Thomas brought me back to remember some fond memories of my boys as, well, cute little train-loving boys.  I officially decided that their Thomas collection is the one toy I'll keep for the possible day that I have grandkids to come visit. And I'm totally not a saver.

 

 

Q: Does your hair change when pregnant?

post #218 of 229
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Oh this one's real pathetic: I took my 5 year old to a holiday lights parade tonight, and one float was playing the Thomas the Train theme song (which I've no doubt heard a thousand times and am usually annoyed by) but it made me tear up.  Maybe just seeing the excitement in my boy's face, and realizing that he's growing up so much and I bet by next year he'll think Thomas is totally lame, even though it's been his life for the last 3 years.  I think it also got me because I've been going girl-crazy the past few weeks with my excitement over having a girl, that hearing Thomas brought me back to remember some fond memories of my boys as, well, cute little train-loving boys.  I officially decided that their Thomas collection is the one toy I'll keep for the possible day that I have grandkids to come visit. And I'm totally not a saver.

 

 

Q: Does your hair change when pregnant?

My hair seems healthier and thicker actually.  

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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

My husband has a dodge magnum he bought before we met and I used to have a 2000 4 runner but that got totalled in a rollover accident my daughter and I were in driving to my parents in OR the day after Christmas in 2010. Now that we're having a 2nd kid and we have two large dogs we're saving up to get a 2nd car after the new year. 

 

 

What is your dream vacation?

My husband and I would really love to take one week in Scotland and one week in Ireland.  He's half Irish and I'm part Scottish but we also just think those countries sound beautiful and interesting. 

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We'll be doing a welcoming party, mid-May, so baby is still itsy bitsy but not SO new. It's either we throw a welcoming shower or my MIL will and invite whoever she wants despite protests, so.. I'll just do it myself so I control the people holding MY baby.

What is your one I guess "bad" thing you do while pregnant? Like drink caffeine, eat McD's, eat deli meat, jump on the trampoline, what have ya..

If someone replies saying they follow pregnancy rules to a T, I won't believe ya!! lol

I always feel guilty every time but I have occasionally indulged in some red wine after a long work week, mixed with ginger ale.  I also have had the occasional McD's lunch.  Oh and I had some bacon a couple times but usually I get nitrate free bacon.

 

My question is: Do you believe exercise is really important during pregnancy if you were in shape before you became pregnant?  And if you don't mind me making it a two-part question, how often do you think a woman around 20 weeks should be exercising each week?

 

I have been meaning to get into an exercise routine (I was thinking pregnancy yoga) but I've been busy with work and tired when I'm at home.  I think I'm pretty in shape still but my midwives assure me I need to be exercising.

post #219 of 229

Bored so I shall just answer questions galore :)

Dream vacation, hmmm... I have so many different places I'd love to go, but my "biggie's" would be Sydney and Paris <3 I've been fascinated by both since I was a young child. I'd also love to go to Egypt.

The song "Heaven" by Bryan Adams or the slow Cascada version makes me bawl. It's my "song" to this baby <3 

My hair gets even thicker and fuller(how is that possible, idk... it's already a lions mane!), but the color dulls so I dye it during pregnancy-first 12 m PP when baby is a heavy nurser. After I'm not pregnant/not a human cow 24/7 my hair goes back to its normal thickness and color.


Favorite TV show?


Edited by alaskanmomma - 12/2/12 at 1:33am
post #220 of 229
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My question is: Do you believe exercise is really important during pregnancy if you were in shape before you became pregnant?  And if you don't mind me making it a two-part question, how often do you think a woman around 20 weeks should be exercising each week?

 

I have been meaning to get into an exercise routine (I was thinking pregnancy yoga) but I've been busy with work and tired when I'm at home.  I think I'm pretty in shape still but my midwives assure me I need to be exercising.

 

Well, I don't think anyone would ever argue that exercise is NOT important, unless you've got medical complications that make it too risky.

I've done prenatal yoga before (class and at home dvds) and it's fine for stretching.  I'm also doing stretches from my hypnobirthing book and all that stretching is important for the pelvic floor- both to support your belly during pregnancy, and to help make things more smooth and efficient during labor.  

This pregnancy, I'm doing aquatic prenatal, which is so great.  Even though I'm tired too by evening, I forget about it when I get in the pool.  Our teacher says that the aerobic exercise, particularly in the months leading to birth, have been proven to aid in shorter labors, thicker umbilical cords (more oxygen/nutrients can pass through) and smaller, leaner babies (helping them come out easier!)  who are more alert at birth.  I don't have links to back up studies or anything, but it seems like common sense....  exercise improves blood flow, thus improving the flow of oxygen, blood, nutrients to the baby.

Anyways, for me, I do the class 2 times a week, then do brisk walking the other 3 weekdays; between 1/2 to 1 hour.

I think signing up for a class is great, if you're worried about being motivated to follow through.  And as usual, a disclaimer to check with your care provider.  For example, I have mild placenta previa, so jogging is not ok for me, though it could be fine for others.  But I've got moms of multiples due next month who still come to the aquatic class, and moms on bedrest who are allowed to do it.  And you may have heard of the woman who ran/walked the Chicago marathon and delivered a baby a few hours later, all ok'd by her doc. Just check to be safe!

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