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post #21 of 313

the witching hour- totally the best description of it!  my husband often calls then and is like "whoa, what is going on over there?"  i tell him 'i tased them, bro.'  we have odd humor to cope!

 

i would love a list of sites on the computer for video and interactive games, PLEASE.  we've only got online, and other than Starfall and Netflix, haven't found anything else.  

 

THANK YOU ALL!

post #22 of 313
Coolmathgames is our fave right now. I'll have to look at the rest of my bookmarks when I'm at the computer. The office chair is awful on my back, so I am avoiding it.
post #23 of 313

Don't tase me, bro!

 

We have a Roku player for our TV so the kids can browse through Netflix and Hulu by themselves and pick something to watch. There's some other kids' stuff on the Roku too but I haven't really looked through it/okayed it yet.

 

My folks gave them their old computer and they are allowed to play Angry Birds on there (eyesroll.gif) and also go to pbskids.org. There are a lot of decent interactive games on pbs. Some are better than others of course... but all at least are supposed to be educational and are of course non-violent.

 

I'd love some other suggestions, too!

post #24 of 313
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Don't tase me, bro!

it's actually WAY funnier to quote than it was to watch!  plus, when your kids randomly SCREAM as if electrocuted when you say simple things like "it's bedtime now."  or "could you pick up your clothes and put them away?"  or "we're going to eat this for dinner, or you can go to your room."  it's the only logical explanation....  i mean, based on their response, you know i did something horrible to them!!!

post #25 of 313

Has anyone been super super emotional lately? OMG the last 2 days found me crying over silly things, and also.... hello nausea ... again. What the heck is this? LOL Overall though, things are good. The rest of the stuff I expected, waking up to pee, bending over sucks, shortness of breath, fatigue, but the return of nausea and mood swings were a bit of a surprise.

post #26 of 313
My emotions are running high again and third trimester fatigue has definitely hit me. 30 weeks today!
post #27 of 313
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Has anyone been super super emotional lately? OMG the last 2 days found me crying over silly things, and also.... hello nausea ... again. What the heck is this? LOL Overall though, things are good. The rest of the stuff I expected, waking up to pee, bending over sucks, shortness of breath, fatigue, but the return of nausea and mood swings were a bit of a surprise.


yesssss SO emotional! I cried 3 different times yesterday - and also nauseas again. yuck

post #28 of 313

i'm increasingly intrigued by my belly button. i had a fairly little inny, which turned into a strange large hole that you could see through lighter shirts. now it's shrinking and getting tighter. i wonder if it will pop out? every morning i access the belly button situation.

do belly buttons normally pop out in the last weeks of pregnancy, or can they stay in? 

post #29 of 313

I'm pretty sure not everyone's bellybutton pops out (I know my mom's never did).  I am thinking mine won't, because I have always had kinda a big, deep one.  It's definitely getting a little smaller and shallower, but nowhere near flat, let alone convex.

 

Here it is at 27+ weeks, so I don't think it will be "popping."

 

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Still a pretty deep depression.  I never liked my bellybutton because it was never cute and petite, but if that means it won't pop, I'll be happy-- I have always hated anything touching it/messing around in it, so I think it would drive me nutso to have it sticking out and rubbing against anything. 

post #30 of 313

Pre-kids I had a tiny belly button that was set pretty deep into my belly. It's never completely popped but during the last few weeks of pregnancy it will sit flush with the rest of my belly. And postpartum it's never gone back all the way in, either.

post #31 of 313
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Originally Posted by kellybeth View Post

i'm increasingly intrigued by my belly button. i had a fairly little inny, which turned into a strange large hole that you could see through lighter shirts. now it's shrinking and getting tighter. i wonder if it will pop out? every morning i access the belly button situation.

do belly buttons normally pop out in the last weeks of pregnancy, or can they stay in? 


I have this exact same thing! Everything I've read says it should pop out by now or soon. It is a little strange looking when I wear pants w/o the full belly panel, because I have this totally round belly with a hole in it!

post #32 of 313

pre-kids my belly button didn't mean a thing to me.  it's not deep, not shallow, has 5 radiating little creases and always behaved.

 

pregnancy taught me that i have an inherited umbilical hernia.  so, now on pregnancy number 5, i get the snoopy nose b/c my little pinky-nail sized tear lets fluids in.  it's not a big deal most of the time.  but it is annoying.  2 of my daughters were born with matching tiny little hernia's over their belly button.  my dad poked mine on my last pregnancy and said 'hey, i used to have one of those. but they fixed it, see?'- when he had his prostate operated on, they also repaired his hernia at 60+.  so i found out it can be repaired.

 

post baby, it also tends to bulge more now, and everyone says what a cute outie i have, but it's not an outie, it's something i will have surgically repaired once i'm done having babies!!!  meanwhile, my midwife says to keep an eye on it.  

 

so belly button focus is definitely due during pregnancy!!!

 

buko- what great curves! i was having waist envy!!!

post #33 of 313

my belly button never pops out.. it just gets flat, it is flat already.. well, not totally flat, it sticks out just a tiny bit - what use to be the top side .. but its not enough to show through shirts or anything.. which is nice i guess -- my main belly button issue is that i had a piercing pre-kids.. OMG it does NOT like to stretch.. its actually split a little this time i'm just afraid its going to rip open, it never has before but its also never had a little split in the corner like it does now..
 

post #34 of 313

i second that, buko- your curves are gorgeous!

 

my pregnancy journal has a page dedicated to my belly button. i never knew if other mamas paid attention to theirs as much as i do, it's such an interesting aspect of pregnancy to me. eyesroll.gif

 

with the belly button piercing, youch. i have a tattoo that goes very low hip/pelvis to the other, so i've been keeping an eye on that, too, to see if it changes, but there is no stretching that far down. i was told by doctors, from issues that i had when i was a teenager, that i could never get pregnant. i took advantage and got a tattoo. mwap mwap.

i had always wanted to have children and spent so many years heartbroken with the thought, and now i am and i love every second! love.gif

post #35 of 313

Oh, thank you!  That's very sweet of y'all to say.  I was just relating to the March group (technically "my" group, but I hang out in both b/c I'm due March 1) this little story:

 

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27 Weeks, Side View:

 

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What's funny is that I modeled (nude, art, drawing group) a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in a while (I used to do it full-time), and a bunch of people had to be told by the group leader that I was (~6 months!) pregnant.  Okay, I was a little smaller than I am in these photos, but still.  headscratch.gif

 

One woman kept saying, "Oh, it's because you're big.  I was so small (skinny), so you could really see my belly."  I was like, oh, yeah, it's my big butt and boobs-- it's an optical illusion because I normally have such an "exaggerated" shape.  (I.e., I've gained like 9-10" in my waist-- !!!-- but it's still about 5-6" smaller than my hip measurement.)  But when she kept repeating it, I realized she meant that I'm "fat"-- and therefore you won't be able to tell I'm pregnant until late in pregnancy (which I've never found to be true with my plus-sized friends, but whatever).

 

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People are so weird.

post #36 of 313
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Oh, thank you!  That's very sweet of y'all to say.  I was just relating to the March group (technically "my" group, but I hang out in both b/c I'm due March 1) this little story:

 

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27 Weeks, Side View:

 

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What's funny is that I modeled (nude, art, drawing group) a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in a while (I used to do it full-time), and a bunch of people had to be told by the group leader that I was (~6 months!) pregnant.  Okay, I was a little smaller than I am in these photos, but still.  headscratch.gif

 

One woman kept saying, "Oh, it's because you're big.  I was so small (skinny), so you could really see my belly."  I was like, oh, yeah, it's my big butt and boobs-- it's an optical illusion because I normally have such an "exaggerated" shape.  (I.e., I've gained like 9-10" in my waist-- !!!-- but it's still about 5-6" smaller than my hip measurement.)  But when she kept repeating it, I realized she meant that I'm "fat"-- and therefore you won't be able to tell I'm pregnant until late in pregnancy (which I've never found to be true with my plus-sized friends, but whatever).

 

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People are so weird.

i used to do figure drawing, my husband wasn't fond of the thought of me modeling, so i never went that direction, but totally loved body fat after learning to draw.  worst models were skinny bony men!  loved the pudgy guy who did yoga poses.  i did belly dance though, and totally love the curvy look.  

 

my pre-pregnancy measurements are 41-27-42 at 5'4" and around 130lbs, and i found that even though i gain more weight and carry close and look 'fat' instead of pregnant for a long time, it's nice b/c i don't get major back pain, sleep on my tummy the entire pregnancy (oh yeah, and sleep WELL), and though i have some stretch marks, my body seems to bounce back really quickly.  but i also am keeping a nice layer of body fat intentionally when not pregnant.  when i lose weight my measurements go down to 38-27-39, or so (that's when i weight about 123 which is my bottom weight), but my waist doesn't drop, just my bust and hips.  and butt.  i don't like to lose my butt padding!  my husband requests that i gain a bit more so that i don't have a bony chest and skinny butt.  i do so love that man!

 

i think by 30 weeks you'll be as awkward as i am, and i was just 'chubby' for a long time!  my mom asked for my kids measurements, and i jokingly took my own to send over as well.  it was funny, b/c at 30 weeks i'm 42-42-43 1/2.  so the belly has just really caught up with the rest of me.  and it will get much larger.  especially if i go to 42 weeks again!

post #37 of 313

House of Peace, it's nice to hear from someone with a (shockingly!) similar shape.  I am normally ~40-29-45 at 5'2.5".  I used to kinda hate my big hips, but now they (or my waist-- depending on how you look at it) are my favorite feature.  So I thought pregnancy would do a number on me, but I'm okay with it...  Except for the fact I look more "chubby" than "pregnant" until...  well, now I think I'm pretty clearly pregnant, but who knows?  I can tell there are some advantages, as you mentioned-- for one, I don't find maternity pants fall off my butt, like they do for a lot of people, because, well, nothing falls off my butt!  

 

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post #38 of 313

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This is my current belly state (30 weeks + 5 days) with regard to my belly button. I've also always had a really deep one and have been on belly patrol checking out what will happen to it - it seems that it just keeps getting shallow and smaller but I don't think it'll get flat or pop.

 

You can see that I had piercings on either side of my navel as well, which turned a red-ish purple color somewhere around 20 weeks for some reason. You can also see how lop-sided everything is right now, since she really loves sticking to one side or the other. I think that's a butt you can see jutting out the side there. No stretch marks as of yet, fingers crossed (the lines you see there are from my pants)

post #39 of 313

I also don't really show very early or round.  People are just able to tell for sure that I am pregnant now.  I have a different shape (I don't know my measurements, but I have a small chest and wide hips and a smallish waist).  I carry close to my body though.

 

Anyways, people seem shocked if you show to early, or if you show 'too late' and can't keep their opinions to themselves.  Too rude.

post #40 of 313
My belly button (previously an innie) is now on the pokie outie side too, I've gotten accustomed to it. Is anyone else's tailbone hurting?? I think part of it was alot of time spent semi-horizontal up on the couch daily when I was sick all the time, but it hurts every day now when I rise from sitting for any period of time, short or extended. Only way it doesn't hurt is if I lean forward , legs apart, belly between legs (very ladylike lol).
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