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In no particular order:

 

Parenthood, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Top Chef, Criminal Minds

 

 

What books (parenting or otherwise) are you reading?

post #42 of 229

I'm reading about mindfulness and DBT http://www.amazon.com/Calming-Emotional-Storm-Dialectical-Behavior/dp/1608820874/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351464352&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=calmingthe+emotional+storm

 

I'm a huge fan of parenting books and psychology books.

 

How old are your other children (if you have any)?

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StormySky, are you enjoying it?  I read a DBT workbook once and was uninspired by the book itself even though the ideas were intriguing.

 

My daughter is going to be 5 next week and my son is 2.5.

 

Are you anywhere near the path of Hurricane Sandy?  We're all in Sandy-mania here in NYC so although I'm not particularly worried it's definitely on my mind!  orngtongue.gif
 

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We are in Sandy's path! We stocked up today and got ready. Rain and low wind has already started the heavy winds and rains should be here by morning and continue til wed. Morning. I'm really hoping and praying we don't lose power. We lost it last spring and were fine... But I think being pregnant and starving all the time, I might die if I have to live on cereal, PB&j and chips and fruit LOL oh no not good! Lol

Do u all like to have a lot of visitors in the weeks after your birth? Or like your alone time?

(Some of my fam ie: my gram thinks she will be coming and spending a few weeks here! Lol umm no. Not happening. Visiting yes... Staying? No. Lol)
post #45 of 229
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StormySky, are you enjoying it?  I read a DBT workbook once and was uninspired by the book itself even though the ideas were intriguing.

 

I like the ideas, but I'm having a hard time putting it into practice. I've been waking up every night for hours and am desperate to get myself back to sleep. However, I'm also reading the book to help my dd, and she seems to be able to apply some of the concepts better than me.

 

I guess I'll answer the question, since I don't want to derail the thread. NO on visitors. I need my alone time, but I'm always a big introvert. I get nervous when too many of my kids' friends come over at once (such as today), though on another level I love the idea that they want to come over. I once had my MIL come the week after I gave birth and it was difficult.

 

My question: Are you very interested in the upcoming election? Do you have strong feelings either way?

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We are in Sandy's path too... Blah. 

Yes, I am interested in the election. I very strongly stand for Obama. But I'll leave it at that just to save political arguments on here! 

What is your LEAST favorite pregnancy symptom?

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So far the nausea from the first trimester was the most unpleasant. The heartburn was the worst during my last pregnancy and I had it for about a week this time, but it's been gone for a few weeks. I'm hoping it'll stay away for a long time! Apparently I'm also having a lot of mood swings, but not necessarily noticing them. My husband thought he should make me a jester's hat that says "pregnant" in big letters on it. After talking about it, I realized I do have wild mood swings, but they don't bother me like that crabby hormonal feeling from the first trimester (which was also a very unpleasant symptom.)

 

What's your favorite pregnancy website/app/e-mail list?

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We are in Sandy's path too... Blah. 

Yes, I am interested in the election. I very strongly stand for Obama. But I'll leave it at that just to save political arguments on here! 

What is your LEAST favorite pregnancy symptom?

 

I would probably have to say nausea/morning sickness. I'm used to having to pee all the time, and nothing else really bothers me that much.

 

What is your favorite part of being pregnant/having a new baby? (I don't remember seeing it asked earlier, sorry if it's repeated.)

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What is your favorite part of being pregnant/having a new baby? (I don't remember seeing it asked earlier, sorry if it's repeated.)

I just love having the belly, and love showing it off in maternity clothes!  When I'm not pregnant, I have a horrid pot belly, even though I'm slender everywhere else.  So this is the one time I don't have to be self-conscious and just let it all hang out!!

 

Q: What pregnancy or labor/birth books are you reading or plan to read?

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SWhat's your favorite pregnancy website/app/e-mail list?

Baby Center's Pregnancy app. Gives me stuff everyday and videos.
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What is your favorite part of being pregnant/having a new baby? (I don't remember seeing it asked earlier, sorry if it's repeated.)

Of being pregnant, feeling the baby move :-) There is nothing to compare it to. Having. New baby/ knowing that there is a human being in this world that loves me unconditionaly.
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What pregnancy or labor/birth books are you reading or plan to read?

I have never read one. But I do want to get/borrow "What to Expect When Your Expecting."

Have you ever felt like you weren't pregnant unless you go to the Dr/midwife? (I am like this a LOT lol.gif
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Baby Center's Pregnancy app. Gives me stuff everyday and videos.
Of being pregnant, feeling the baby move :-) There is nothing to compare it to. Having. New baby/ knowing that there is a human being in this world that loves me unconditionaly.
I have never read one. But I do want to get/borrow "What to Expect When Your Expecting."
Have you ever felt like you weren't pregnant unless you go to the Dr/midwife? (I am like this a LOT lol.gif

 

I feel like that a lot lately. Sometimes even worried me. But now that I'm feeling movement more regularly, it doesn't happen so often.

 

What, if anything, will be the first thing you indulge in after you have the baby that you didn't/couldn't have while pregnant? I think mine will be sushi! :D

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What, if anything, will be the first thing you indulge in after you have the baby that you didn't/couldn't have while pregnant? I think mine will be sushi! :D

 

- There's not much I stop indulging in while pregnant. I eat sushi, I drink a little, eat soft cheeses, etc. But I think what I miss most right now is sitting in the steam room / hot tub at the gym!

 

Have you bought anything for baby yet? Or is it still too early for you?

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I feel like that a lot lately. Sometimes even worried me. But now that I'm feeling movement more regularly, it doesn't happen so often.

What, if anything, will be the first thing you indulge in after you have the baby that you didn't/couldn't have while pregnant? I think mine will be sushi! orngbiggrin.gif


Alcohol! lol.gif I iam not a heavy drinker, but I miss being able to have some wine or mixed drink at dinner whne I go out.

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- There's not much I stop indulging in while pregnant. I eat sushi, I drink a little, eat soft cheeses, etc. But I think what I miss most right now is sitting in the steam room / hot tub at the gym!


Have you bought anything for baby yet? Or is it still too early for you?


I have not bought anything yet. When I find out the gender, that is when I will start buying stuff. The first thing I buy will be the babies coming home outfit, which I am VERY excited about!
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Jenn didn't ask a question so I'll answer and ask :)

I haven't bought anything yet. I will do more buying later. We dont really do a lot of buying anyway because we dont really need much. Mostly just clothes and diapers (cloth) will be my purchases...a few other things. If we get the confirmation it's twins there will be a few other things.

Hmmm....

Are people predicting what you will have yet? (boy/girl)

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Are people predicting what you will have yet? (boy/girl)

 

Yes. So far, everyone is predicting that this baby is a girl. I'll find out on Friday!

 

What's the age gap between your kiddos?

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There is 3 weeks shy of a year between #1 and #2. There would've been 2 years and 2 months between #2 and our angel. There would've been 2 years between our angel and #3. And there is 2 years and 8 months between #3 and #4. This time there will be 2 years and 7 or 8 months between #4 and #5.

 

Did you get to plan your pregnancy?
 

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We didn't exactly plan it, but we weren't preventing it, either. We're both thrilled and know we want children together, though :-)

 

If you have another child, what books/movies/resources are you going to use to prepare the older sibling for the new one's arrival?

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If you have another child, what books/movies/resources are you going to use to prepare the older sibling for the new one's arrival?

I found an awesome book at the library called What's Inside Your Tummy, Mommy? by Abby Cocovini.  It's a lighthearted book that gives little factual tidbits about the baby's development month by month and life-sized illustrations to help them see how big baby is, and my 5 and 2.5 year olds love it. My oldest can't stop talking about how the baby pees 15 times a day this month. Luckily no one else in town wants it, so I've been renewing it for months! http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Inside-Your-Tummy-Mommy/dp/0805087605

My oldest also likes watching the animated videos on babycenter.com and such to see how the baby moves around and grows.

And we'll have at least the 5 year old do the "new sibling" class at the hospital, where they learn how to change a diaper, hold a baby, and tour the hospital. Not that I can't teach those things, but thought he'd get a kick out of it.

I might consider getting a baby doll again too for them to practice with.

 

Q: Are you going to dress up your baby bump for Halloween?

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I thought about it, but decided not to. We haven't told many people so I didn't think it was necessarily appropriate. So no, I'll be missing out on that fun... not like we will be celebrating Halloween too much here because of the snowicane that decided to hit us! 

Are you wearing maternity clothes yet? What do you prefer to wear? I've started wearing nothing but my flowy maternity dresses and leggings with boots... just to be weather appropriate! And oh, how comfy! 

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I thought about it, but decided not to. We haven't told many people so I didn't think it was necessarily appropriate. So no, I'll be missing out on that fun... not like we will be celebrating Halloween too much here because of the snowicane that decided to hit us! 

Are you wearing maternity clothes yet? What do you prefer to wear? I've started wearing nothing but my flowy maternity dresses and leggings with boots... just to be weather appropriate! And oh, how comfy! 

 

I don't own any maternity clothes yet, (hard to find here, and I don't/can't purchase online at this time), but I am wearing bigger sizes already. I have been looking for maternity clothes locally, but the best I could find were long sleeve t-shirts, which for the price, it would be cheaper to just go a size or two up in the regular clothes and get two or three, and grandma-esque sweaters. :P

 

As for question, who are you having to support you/who will be with you when you give birth?

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