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post #121 of 261

OMG I HATE GROCERY SHOPPING WITH A PRESCHOOLER.

 

She wasn't even on bad behavior or anything, it's just...ugh. "Oh, look! Mama, look! Can I skip my nap today? Why are you getting that? Can we get that? Why can't we get that kind? Can we go to the bakery and get a cookie? Look at me Mama! I wish I could have that. La la la la la. Why do they have dog food? Oh! Orange juice!"

 

My head is killing me.

post #122 of 261

I had a similar experience when I joined The Bump's community. I was so glad to find Mothering:)

post #123 of 261
Thread Starter 

I keep having borderline high bp at my appts so they are going to have me start self monitoring twice a week. Part of me thinks the high bp is always because they practically rush me right in to check the second I get there and have climbed the stairs to their floor. Last time the doctor checked it again after my meeting and he said it was fine. I think they are just scared because I was induced at 39+w with DD due to hypertension. He kept saying he wants to make sure I don't get pre-eclampsia, etc. I'm not particularly concerned at this point but I certainly would like to be able to go into labor on my own this time around.

 

Anyone have experience with this? If you had to get on bp meds were you able to go into labor on your own or were you induced? 22w6d

post #124 of 261

Ahhh...hiccups on my bladder! LOL

 

No advice on the BP.  I hate having anyone else (other than myself or a family member, basically) take mine.  I am the epitome of white-coat hypertension, though I generally have fairly low BP.

post #125 of 261

Ironmam; i can relate to the challenges of shopping with preschoolers.  We had to buy something my almost 3 year old broke when we were out yesterday =(

post #126 of 261

Shopping with preschoolers: My 18 month old isn't so bad yet but when my older girls were little, I knew I had 15 minutes to get what I wanted. If I had them with me, I had to assume the prices were as I expected because there was no time to check on the prices.  My dream would be to live in a city where i could just pay the $5 or whatever it is now fee to order online and have the cart waiting for me! Luckily at 10, 7, and 18 months they can stay with DH and even if he is working (at home) the 10 year old can handle for an hour while I go out and get what I need now :-)

 

I have to say that so far this is my favorite pregnancy yet. None of the nasty second tri symptoms I've had in the past. I don't even feel pregnant. I am finally feeling that second trimester high that all the other moms get Yay!  I'm taking advantage of it by get our house more organized. I hope I make it to completely organized because right now it's in the stage where if I stop, It will be unorganized within the week!

 

In other news, we are hopefully going to close the deal on a new to us mini van tomorrow.  DH had a little truck that I can't drive because it's a stick and with #4 coming, he is going to at times need to have more than two kids in his car at times.  I"m excited and hope all works out.

post #127 of 261

So freaking excited that my u/s is FINALLY happening tomorrow! (I'll be 25 weeks) and I know I'm not going to be able to sleep!!

 

In other news, I have a "stitch" in my side - like you'd get from running too fast or something. It's not all the way on the side like that though, it's right in the middle of my side and my belly button, about the same height as my bb too. I assume it's just the muscles stretching, but ouch!! Hoping some stretching will get it to go away!

post #128 of 261
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

I just have to say that even with my grumpy-don't-wanna-do-anything mood today, coming here and chatting with you ladies makes me feel really grateful to have a place like this. It's really REALLY nice to have people to talk to who are right there with you. By the time I joined my DDC for DD it was already pretty close to the end so I didn't really get to know the ladies.

I too really apprecaite the space here on Mothering. What an awesome DDC!

 

I was lurking over in March 2013 DDC and see they are "spotlighting" their "members" - any interesting in doing something like this?

post #129 of 261
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Originally Posted by Munchkin08 View Post

I too really apprecaite the space here on Mothering. What an awesome DDC!

I was lurking over in March 2013 DDC and see they are "spotlighting" their "members" - any interesting in doing something like this?

Sounds like a really neat idea smile.gif
post #130 of 261

Here are some pics of my anatomy scan.

 

 

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And here is one of its legs crossed. Even if we wanted to find out the sex, the tech said it would be impossible that day? Anyone wanna guess based on this?

 

 

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post #131 of 261
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Originally Posted by Greenlea View Post

Here are some pics of my anatomy scan.

 

 

And here is one of its legs crossed. Even if we wanted to find out the sex, the tech said it would be impossible that day? Anyone wanna guess based on this?

 

 

 

If I were to guess, I'd say girl - just being lady like LOL

I actually logged on to post a couple pictures from today's scan too. I love getting to see the little guy! xoxoxo

 

He's waving!

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Adorable baby legs!

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post #132 of 261
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Originally Posted by Munchkin08 View Post

 

I was lurking over in March 2013 DDC and see they are "spotlighting" their "members" - any interesting in doing something like this?

 

That could be fun! I'd be happy to start a thread for it if you want. Unless you want to organize it, of course. =) Thanks for the suggestion.

post #133 of 261

I'm so frustrated right now. My 3.5 yr old son failed 2 hearing tests at school. I need to bring him into a specialist to find out what the matter is. But they won't make the appt with out a "prescription" from my pediatrician for the hearing test. But he doesn't do preventative hearing tests and my insurance won't cover any of the specialists tests with out pre-authorization, and the specialist won't give me pre-authorization without my pediatrician's 'script. Its becoming a huge run around and no one seems to want to do the damn test! Mean while my son may not be hearing very well and suffering through all this.

post #134 of 261
I got my results back and I passed my GTT!!! Woohoo so relieved amòung all else I don't have to worry abt GD. We also had our cervical/growth scan yesterday, baby girl looks so big smile.gif she weighs 1lb 5oz and is perfect. Our perfect little peanut smile.gif my cervix is holding strong too! So the stitch, meds ànd bed rest are working!! YAY! Back in two weeks!
post #135 of 261
GreenLea and Kara, those are great pictures!
post #136 of 261

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post #137 of 261
Thread Starter 

Feeling sorrow for those affected by the shootings in CT today. I can't help but want to bawl when thinking of those poor children and what they went through. I'm kind of a wreck about it all.

post #138 of 261

Tiffany, I'm the same way today.. I can't get over what happened in CT :( I keep seeing my kids go about their ordinary days, doing their ordinary things, and get this overwhelming feeling and just have to bawl. 20 families aren't going to be able to experience their kids doing the little things anymore :( It doesn't help I have a very pondering 4 year old who is just full of innocence... she saw some of the news coverage on Fox and asked me how the kids are going to get their presents from Santa if they are in Heaven.. like, how do you break that to a child that Santa -won't- be giving them presents? She also said something about how maybe the guy did it on accident and didn't mean to, another thing that just is further from the truth. It hurts. 

post #139 of 261

Oh, it's just unbearable to even think about. I'm glad my son finally likes to hug and say I love you's before getting on the bus. What can you do??

Is anyone planning to talk to their kids, and how do you approach it?  I think I'm going to try to avoid it this time around, as my son just so happens to be dealing with a loved one's death for the very first time this week. He's just grasping what death means and I'm worried the reality that children like himself tragically die too would just be too much right now.

post #140 of 261
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Tiffany, I'm the same way today.. I can't get over what happened in CT :( I keep seeing my kids go about their ordinary days, doing their ordinary things, and get this overwhelming feeling and just have to bawl. 20 families aren't going to be able to experience their kids doing the little things anymore :( It doesn't help I have a very pondering 4 year old who is just full of innocence... she saw some of the news coverage on Fox and asked me how the kids are going to get their presents from Santa if they are in Heaven.. like, how do you break that to a child that Santa -won't- be giving them presents? She also said something about how maybe the guy did it on accident and didn't mean to, another thing that just is further from the truth. It hurts. 

 

The whole thing has me pretty upset, but what your daughter said just made me bawl. We don't have cable TV, and lately when the kids watch TV, it's been DVD movies, so I think we aren't going to talk about it this time. DD just lost her Sunday school teacher last week, so I don't want to add anything to it.

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