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post #61 of 328

Not baby related, but just found out my most favorite aunt is in the hospital, has been for nearly a week, and it isn't looking good(she has stage 3 ovarian cancer, but we were told she was getting better)... everyone out of state is flying up tonight. I don't know what to do, total wreck :(

post #62 of 328

Alaskan - I'm sorry to hear that! I hope you are all able to be with her and find comfort in whatever the outcome is. 

post #63 of 328
greensad.gif I'm sorry. Hugs
post #64 of 328

Thank you.. I'm hoping the kids stay healthy until we go see her tomorrow(people with colds can't go into that entire wing of the hospital). It's hard, especially after losing DH's grandpa just a few months ago :(

post #65 of 328

Sorry to hear that about your aunt alaskanmomma. hug2.gif

 

I had my midwife appointment today. The one I saw (I work with a group of 3) said I'm measuring right where they expected me to. She was able to very very faintly hear baby's heart beat with the fetoscope today and said I probably wouldn't be able to hear it just yet, myself, but that it sounded great! I'm 18 wks 1 day. She also palpated and right now baby is sort of sideways. She did verify that my last little one was a breech baby. She said she won't completely rule out twins, but the signs are pointing to one little seed growing in there. DD#2 and I were a little disappointed, but a somewhat sideways baby explains the movement on both sides! She also checked my blood pressure and it is pretty low. I've always had low blood pressure with midwives. The last two times it was like 80/60.

 

When my appointment was over I went to the salvation army and picked up 3 maternity outfits and a couple of sweater/coats, so I can hopefully feel cute vs frumpy this time. Also picked up a cozy coupe car for my boys for like $6. Even at yard sales I see them for at least $15 so I couldn't resist! I'm hoping to find a second one for such a good price another time. That way they both can ride in one at the same time. Almost bought baby an exersaucer that was $4 or $5 but decided it is still a while before they arrive and before they would even use it, so I will wait on that.

post #66 of 328

Glad your appt was so great! :)

I have my ultrasound tomorrow that will tell me if I'm right and there are two or if I'm wrong and I'm just huge lol!

post #67 of 328

Martha, you must be so excited!!!!

 

 

I just had to reschedule my u/s because the stepgirl is leaving with her mom at the same time to go to Thanksgiving, and we wanted her with us for it.

 

We went from the 20th to the 16! Woo woo!!!! 

post #68 of 328

Hope everyone has awesome u/s's!
 

I've had a crampy day.  Today has been one of those where I can empty my bladder and then if it fills up one drop more I get cramps as if it were ready to burst. LOL  They've eased up but I guess I'm just growing more....I feel so big already! 

 

My husbands uncle just passed away early this morning in FL so looks like we will soon be making the 15 hour drive to CO Springs for the funeral at the Academy cemetery. 

post #69 of 328

:( hugs about the passing of your husband's uncle :(

And ick about the crampy day....I have a bladder the size of texas and usually dont have to get up in the middle of the night til much later but I'm already getting up at 3am usually to pee. UGH. I dont know what it's going to be like later lol...good thing there is a bathroom attached to our room and I'm tempted to move our bed around to where I'm RIGHT smack by the bathroom lol.

 

YAY about moving it up to sooner MainCoastMom. YAY! My kids REALLY want to be there for the ultrasound and we've never done an U/S without kids before...but now that we've grown to 5 kids and counting (lol) I just get annoyed with them...the youngest two really are the worst...they just dont get it and dont care...the big three are really bummed about it...which is sweet...but ugh...Just not gonna happen this time. I think when we do the 20 week one that they get to find out what we are having and get to see ALL the body parts and such...we'll just have a sitter for the little two and take the big three...they'll all be quiet for it.

Anyway...So exciting....LESS than 24 hours. WHOOP WHOOP!!!

post #70 of 328
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Not baby related, but just found out my most favorite aunt is in the hospital, has been for nearly a week, and it isn't looking good(she has stage 3 ovarian cancer, but we were told she was getting better)... everyone out of state is flying up tonight. I don't know what to do, total wreck :(

 

Oh, man, alaskanmomma. I'm so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

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Hope everyone has awesome u/s's!
 

I've had a crampy day.  Today has been one of those where I can empty my bladder and then if it fills up one drop more I get cramps as if it were ready to burst. LOL  They've eased up but I guess I'm just growing more....I feel so big already! 

 

My husbands uncle just passed away early this morning in FL so looks like we will soon be making the 15 hour drive to CO Springs for the funeral at the Academy cemetery. 

 

So sorry for your loss, as well, 1babysmom. I hope the trip is safe for you.

 

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:( hugs about the passing of your husband's uncle :(

And ick about the crampy day....I have a bladder the size of texas and usually dont have to get up in the middle of the night til much later but I'm already getting up at 3am usually to pee. UGH. I dont know what it's going to be like later lol...good thing there is a bathroom attached to our room and I'm tempted to move our bed around to where I'm RIGHT smack by the bathroom lol.

 

YAY about moving it up to sooner MainCoastMom. YAY! My kids REALLY want to be there for the ultrasound and we've never done an U/S without kids before...but now that we've grown to 5 kids and counting (lol) I just get annoyed with them...the youngest two really are the worst...they just dont get it and dont care...the big three are really bummed about it...which is sweet...but ugh...Just not gonna happen this time. I think when we do the 20 week one that they get to find out what we are having and get to see ALL the body parts and such...we'll just have a sitter for the little two and take the big three...they'll all be quiet for it.

Anyway...So exciting....LESS than 24 hours. WHOOP WHOOP!!!

 

That's so exciting, MainCoastMom!

 

I was thinking about taking DS with us, but I don't know that he would be quiet enough, especially with having to sit through an appointment first, so I'll probably see if my mom can watch him.

 

Despite taking Tylenol last evening, I woke up and my migraine was even worse today than it was yesterday. I took a second dose of Tylenol, but that didn't help, so my mom ended up taking me to the ER, at the recommendation of the on-call OB. They gave me Reglan(?) and Benedryl, and for an hour or so after they discharged me, it went away, but now it's starting to come back. They gave me a script for some stuff that I can take, but I'm not sure if my insurance will cover it, and it is very expensive if not, so I haven't filled it yet. We were just relieved it wasn't my blood pressure. That, my temperature, and and my pulse were all perfect. So I don't know what's going on with that, but at least it's not my blood pressure.

 

I've been feeling the baby wiggle and squirm. I asked DD what we should call the baby, and she said jelly bean, so... I guess that shall be his/her nickname for now. :D

post #71 of 328
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

That's so exciting, MainCoastMom!

 

I was thinking about taking DS with us, but I don't know that he would be quiet enough, especially with having to sit through an appointment first, so I'll probably see if my mom can watch him.

 

Despite taking Tylenol last evening, I woke up and my migraine was even worse today than it was yesterday. I took a second dose of Tylenol, but that didn't help, so my mom ended up taking me to the ER, at the recommendation of the on-call OB. They gave me Reglan(?) and Benedryl, and for an hour or so after they discharged me, it went away, but now it's starting to come back. They gave me a script for some stuff that I can take, but I'm not sure if my insurance will cover it, and it is very expensive if not, so I haven't filled it yet. We were just relieved it wasn't my blood pressure. That, my temperature, and and my pulse were all perfect. So I don't know what's going on with that, but at least it's not my blood pressure.

 

I've been feeling the baby wiggle and squirm. I asked DD what we should call the baby, and she said jelly bean, so... I guess that shall be his/her nickname for now. :D

My midwife suggested caffeine plus sugar for headaches. She said coffee or soda or tea with sugar is ok. I've noticed that combining caffeine with tylenol seems to help. I get migraines sometimes (haven't had one in months, knock on wood!) and I usually end up in bed for a while, but they don't come back once they're gone. They totally suck and I hope you feel better soon!!!!

post #72 of 328

I have had a major sinus headache the past 2 days. I broke down and took a Tylenol but it didn't help. I think I have a sinus infection and I don't like taking antibiotics. I told my DH that I didn't feel good all day and he had dinner and the kids after work. Yeah, that didn't go over so well. Instead of cooking the dinner I planned he ordered pizza (cheese not the best thing for sinuses!) and then just put a movie on for the kids while he played on his phone. They got bored with the movie and started jumping on furniture and fighting instead, so I had to do bedtime with them too. Ugh. 

 

I just feel like he has no empathy with this pregnancy. I have a very short fuse with this pregnancy and he's always pushing my buttons even after I ask and ask and ask for him to leave me alone. I really feel like we are not getting along very well right now. We are in a stressful situation I know, with living with my Dad, me hating my job, & starting up a small direct sales business, but it just sucks.  

 

And what is it with men? He complains I nag too much, but WHY do I have to ask 20 times for him to clean his water bottles off of the counter? WHY does he leave 4 towels hanging in the bathroom instead of putting them in the laundry? WHY do I have to ask him to unload the dishwasher or fold the laundry? I am not a SAHM or a housewife or a maid! Sorry, rant over.

 

Hope you all have a great day and Martha I'm looking forward to hearing your US results! 

post #73 of 328

I've been sick with intense sinus pressure since last Friday and the only things that have given me any relief have been steamy hot showers and a neti pot with purified water. The neti pot is the real helper because it really washes away a lot of the gunk in there and helps with the inflammation. If you use one just make sure you don't use tap water!

post #74 of 328

Sorry about the migraines and sinus issues... and your loss, 1babysmom. I hope that your aunt is doing better, alaskanmomma.
 

Is anyone else having issues with itchy eyes? I thought it must be allergies (even though I have never suffered from them) but my doctor seems to think that dry, itchy eyes are a common pregnancy symptom... What? It's driving me nuts! I have gotten to where I can't even wear makeup because it drives me crazy to not be able to rub my eyes constantly.

 

post #75 of 328
Thread Starter 

Oh I am so frustrated mamas, and I doubt the hormones are helping.

 

So a diaper bag was going to be my big baby splurge, my luxury purchase, ya know? It will be my purse for 2 or so years, so I wanted something NICE, something well organized, something that looked good, and something that would hold up well. I wanted an awesome bag for ME. So we decided to go ahead and fork out the ridiculous amount of cash for a JuJuBe.

 

First, I found the one I wanted on Amazon on sale...

 

...Turned out to be a mislisted item, and was the right color, wrong bag. Had to return it. They didn't have the right bag in stock.

 

Then I found a used one on Ebay. The listing gave no indication that it had anything wrong with it, but I was worried it wouldn't arrive in time (this was while I was in Ohio, and I wanted it to get to my parent's place before I left the country). I contacted the seller and she assured me that it would be NO problem getting it to me before my departure date...

 

...Lo and behold, it did NOT arrive before I had to leave. So my parents had to pay to ship the damn bag across the border to me (on top of the shipping I had already paid to get it to their house).

 

I finally discovered the package in my backyard today (usually packages are left on the front porch, but for whatever reason, they sometimes get tossed in the backyard where they languish for Thor knows how long until somebody goes back there (we don't use the yard a lot). I only found it because that's where we keep the snow shovel and I had to shovel the walk this morning.

 

I open it up and am a bit disappointed to find it's fairly dingy, with a few small stain marks (which was not indicated in the listing). I'm grossed out to find that it has obviously NOT been cleaned because there is a used chapstick tube in it (ew). And I am PISSED to find out that the messenger strap is MISSING. So I can ONLY wear the thing as a backpack. At this point I'm getting livid because replacement straps from the JuJuBe site cost $16 + shipping. So when you add up all the shipping I and my parents paid, plus the cost of the bag, and the strap (which, by the way, ONLY comes in black which does not match the bag at ALL and will look ridiculous), I would have just been better off ordering a new bag in perfect (clean!) condition. Then I discover, it's irrelevant how much a replacement strap costs because JuJuBe won't ship spare parts to Canada anyhow!

 

SO I now have a useless bag (unless I want to always wear it as a backpack, which I absolutely do NOT) that I paid $134 for (plus what my parents paid to ship it to me).

 

I know plenty of people would say "relax, it's just a diaper bag" but it's a bfd for me because having a good bag was really important to me and it was a huge splurge for our family. I can't just say, oh well...I'll order a new one. As it is, I have no idea how we're going to afford airfare for all the (fingers crossed) medical school interviews DH hopes to get. So I'm sitting here so frustrated and disappointed that I'm just trying not to cry.

post #76 of 328

Oh wow, Ironmam, that's crazy. Totally understandable how frustrated you are. Even though it's a diaper bag, it doesn't matter, when you have something you have your heart set on and it just won't happen, it hurts.  I've never used ebay before; is returning not an option? I'd at least give the seller a really bad review so hopefully no one else has that sort of experience too.  Or could you turn around and sell it, though I guess you wouldn't recoup your cost due to the misleading condition.  At least you wouldn't totally be out all the money, and maybe find another less expensive bag that you still love?  I'd be hesitant to keep it, and feel angry or miserable every time I slung it only my back!

post #77 of 328

Oh, Ironmam! Is it bad that I just cried reading that? I think MY hormones are going crazy, but I can DEFINITELY understand why that's so frustrating to you. DH and I aren't on a tight budget, but you better believe that if I was purchasing a $150 diaper bag PLUS shipping, I would want it in PERFECT condition WITH the freaking strap that was supposed to come with it! Is there any way that you can send it back? Of course, that's just more money in shipping, but you could at least get the initial amount back that you actually paid for the bag. I'm pretty sure on Ebay you can report sellers for false advertisement. My sister in law had ordered a Coach bag from Ebay and paid like $400 for it because it was about $100 less than from the Coach store online. The guy assured her that it was real but when they got it, it was absolutely fake. They reported the seller, I'm pretty sure. 

 

What a bummer. Hope your day gets better! 

post #78 of 328

Ironmam - can you contact the seller and get your money back?

 

I found out today that my Uncle now has throat cancer on top of prostate cancer. I am not close with him, but my Dad is. I plan on trying to sit down with him to explain the natural cures of cancer that I know about and I'm so so hoping he listens. He's still quite young but I'm sure his spirits are crushed. Hoping to encourage him a bit.

post #79 of 328
Thread Starter 

I've started the dispute process through Ebay. If that fails, I'll try to file a dispute through PayPal. If that fails I'll call my credit card company.

post #80 of 328

So, I had my ultrasound today...apparently I have a marginal previa, so no sex for a month and another ultrasound in December. Bah!

 

Also, little one is measuring in the 24th percentile. And because I'm of "advanced maternal age" (I'm 35) it's making the doctors all flustered.

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