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post #161 of 261
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I am having to pee all. the. time. Get ready to wash dishes? Gotta pee. Thinking about dinner? Gotta pee. Just get home from anywhere? Gotta pee. All. The. Time. It's frustrating, sometimes.

 

I can't believe I'm 22 weeks already! Time is going so fast!


I have to pee all the time, too! My husband joked that I'm wearing a track in the carpet from the couch to the bathroom and the couch to the kitchen! My skin is also still quite broken out, even on my neck. I wonder if the boy hormones are having an effect?

post #162 of 261
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I haven't been hit with the pee bug yet but I'm tall so that might be part of it.

 

CaNanny - I'm so excited for you guys! Crazy how fast that will be. Can't wait to see your little guys.

 

AFM- We found out last night that my other SIL is pregnant now. So I'm due with my 2nd in April, my BIL's wife is due with her 1st in May and my SIL is due with her 2nd in August. My In-laws have all three of their "girls" pregnant at once. So crazy but how fun. I'm having a girl and my BIL's wife is having a boy. We're anxious to see what SIL is having. There are already two girls in the family so unless SIL has a boy, my nephew will be overwhelmed with female cousins.

 

Also, we've been saving money to purchase a 2nd vehicle around the New Year. DD and I were involved in a black ice related rollover accident on our way to OR two years ago the day after Christmas. We weren't hurt but the car was totalled and we've been without a 2nd vehicle for the two years since! Now that DD is going to begin her montessori program 5 days a week (instead of 2) in January and we're expecting a 2nd, it's time to get a new vehicle so I'm not constantly driving people around. We also have two giants dogs to consider transferring and they just don't fit well in the back of my husbands magnum. So it looks like we're getting an SUV of some sort and we've been preparing and thinking about it for a long time. Well last night his parents gave us a VERY generous check from the estate of his late grandmother (and DD's namesake). We were shocked! jaw2.gif That combined with what we have saved will make any payments we might have very manageable. I can't even begin to describe the relief we feel from this. We are so so grateful. 

 

DH and I had already agreed we would not be exchanging gifts (just cards) this year because we were saving every penny to buy the vehicle. I have to really buckle down on my research now! It still hasn't even sunk in.

post #163 of 261

Can I just say, without being ASKED your opinion on a name, you should keep it to yourself if you dislike it? I got ganged up on by DH's entire family at a get together about giving Calliope a "stupid, unpronounceable name" and that she'll be made fun of her entire life. Same thing was said about Sylas and everyone always tells us how badass it is.. but it still sucks when people give their criticism of a name when they aren't asked. 

post #164 of 261
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Can I just say, without being ASKED your opinion on a name, you should keep it to yourself if you dislike it? I got ganged up on by DH's entire family at a get together about giving Calliope a "stupid, unpronounceable name" and that she'll be made fun of her entire life. Same thing was said about Sylas and everyone always tells us how badass it is.. but it still sucks when people give their criticism of a name when they aren't asked. 

 

Wow, rude.

 

Have they never seen Grey's Anatomy? Calliope may not be as easy for people to pronounce by reading only, but hear it once and it's easy! Plus it's super pretty, and Callie is a great nick-name if you wanna use it.

 

Ignore them. Not only are they being total jerks, they're also totally wrong.

post #165 of 261
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Can I just say, without being ASKED your opinion on a name, you should keep it to yourself if you dislike it? I got ganged up on by DH's entire family at a get together about giving Calliope a "stupid, unpronounceable name" and that she'll be made fun of her entire life. Same thing was said about Sylas and everyone always tells us how badass it is.. but it still sucks when people give their criticism of a name when they aren't asked. 

 

Grey's is how I learned to pronounce the name, too! 

 

I can sort of relate.  My eldest daughter's first and middle name, if said quickly and not enunciated correctly, can sound like "I declare" and people were like, "Why did you name her something that sounds like that?"  So ridiculous, why do they care, and how about they just say it correctly and then it won't be an issue??  I've had others tell me it's a beautiful name, so that helps.

 

My 2nd daughter has the initials "B.J.S." and of course I had some crude friends make comments about her initials.  Dumb.

 

We generally keep our names secret until baby comes, mostly because we don't decide on a name until we see him/her, but also because 1) we don't want anybody "stealing" our names (not that it's a huge deal, but we have like the #1 last name in the country, and while we don't pick crazily unique names or spellings or anything, we try to pick slightly less common ones- except for DS's, though) and 2) we want to avoid opinions until the name is WITH the child and it's harder to criticize a name when there is a cute little face behind it. ;)

 

But no matter what, people will always feel they have the right to comment on every little thing.  Sheesh.

post #166 of 261

I love Calliope! It has been on my list the last 2 kids. But yeah thats why we don't reveal names until baby is born either. I don't need to hear negative comments about the names I've chosen. And we change our mind so often, I don't like giving people just one.

 

I'm 21 weeks and feel like my belly is huge. I don't know how much bigger it can get! But actually I do because I had huge bellies with my last two babies too. Even I didn't believe there was only one in there. I have a pic so as soon as I can upload it I'll add it to the belly thread.

post #167 of 261

I hit 24 weeks yesterday--yay!--and started the day by puking. After 5 hours of that and, um, losing control of my bowels each time, I asked BF to take me to the hospital. Ended up staying overnight, getting lots of fluids and massive doses of IV Zofran. Just got home a bit ago, feeling much better now, but still don't know what was wrong. Either food poisoning or a 24 hour bug (BF had a mild version, no puking). The only thing getting me through it was that baby girl is just fine, kept kicking the whole time and did not like having her heart listened to every three hours!

post #168 of 261

Ugh. Mayday, that sounds awful! I'm glad you're feeling better!

 

I guess I should consider myself lucky, I don't think anyone in my family would dare criticize our name picks. The closest was my grandmother, upon hearing the two middle names we're considering, suggesting the one she liked better between the two. And I'll probably go with that, since DP prefers it and I'm not super attached to the other option or anything.

 

DD has a party at school tonight, so I need to get myself ready and feed us, and change DD into her Christmas dress. They'll have snacks and such, but not a real meal. And DH will have to meet us there from work. He won't get to eat until he gets home from the party.

post #169 of 261
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Can I just say, without being ASKED your opinion on a name, you should keep it to yourself if you dislike it? I got ganged up on by DH's entire family at a get together about giving Calliope a "stupid, unpronounceable name" and that she'll be made fun of her entire life. Same thing was said about Sylas and everyone always tells us how badass it is.. but it still sucks when people give their criticism of a name when they aren't asked. 

This is precisely why we aren't sharing this little girls name with anyone IRL. My DH was adamant that we keep it secret. He said " if your pregnant and tell someone what you plan to name your baby they can say oh I don't like that... But they are much less likely to look at a beautiful tiny fresh little newborn and tell HER they don't like HER name!"

I completely agree. And we have only had mild whining from some family for not telling LOL

I'm sorry you had such a bad response from your DH's family greensad.gif I think calliope is an adorable name smile.gif
post #170 of 261

I've been SO exhausted lately. Whether I sleep well or crappily (nice word), I still have so much trouble getting out of bed in the mornings. I'd sleep until 10 a.m. if I had the option.

post #171 of 261
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Can I just say, without being ASKED your opinion on a name, you should keep it to yourself if you dislike it? I got ganged up on by DH's entire family at a get together about giving Calliope a "stupid, unpronounceable name" and that she'll be made fun of her entire life. Same thing was said about Sylas and everyone always tells us how badass it is.. but it still sucks when people give their criticism of a name when they aren't asked. 

 

I think you should keep it to yourself, unless you are asked. I told a few friends IRL the (only) name I have right now that I like, and as soon as they heard it, they started laughing, and making fun! Telling me why did I want to get my kid beat up, why do I hate my kid already, when they aren't even born yet, etc. I almost started crying, because not only were they laughing at the name, and I really like it, but they said they wouldn't laugh, and they did still. greensad.gif

post #172 of 261

Horrible head cold. I hope this goes away by Christmas. Both my kids have been sick too. I can't wait until Friday. I get the whole week off from work between Christmas and New Years and I'm so looking forward to it. I haven't done my Christmas cards yet. I don't want to spend the money on family photos this year and the boys never cooperate when I want to get a shot of them together. Plus my camera stinks and only take good pics in natural light, but its been too cloudy here for good pics. So I plan on just using their Santa photo. 

 

Then after New Years we start packing for our move Feb. 1st. Which I'm also very much looking forward to. We live with my Dad right now and have for the past year. We get along really well with my Dad but I'm just ready to have our own place again. We'll be moving from a 4 BR ranch with larger yard to a 2 BR apt but we're okay with that. There's a park right behind our building. The only thing I'm worried about is washing cloth diapers in the coin laundry. Anyone have experience with that?

post #173 of 261
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Horrible head cold. I hope this goes away by Christmas. Both my kids have been sick too. I can't wait until Friday. I get the whole week off from work between Christmas and New Years and I'm so looking forward to it. I haven't done my Christmas cards yet. I don't want to spend the money on family photos this year and the boys never cooperate when I want to get a shot of them together. Plus my camera stinks and only take good pics in natural light, but its been too cloudy here for good pics. So I plan on just using their Santa photo. 

 

 

Us here as well...we must have had two separate illnesses because I was SO sick for weeks with a terrible cough and everyone else had this little cold (it was kind of ridiculous).  Well now everyone has switched and I have a pretty nothing cold and a bunch of coughing and hacking children!  Ugh.  At least it is not the flu that's been going around...I've heard of so many people with kids really sick and I'm hoping to avoid that!  So far I have chicked out on the flu shot (I was thinking of getting it for us for the first time)...but partly because no one has been well!! 

post #174 of 261

Pregnancy insanity apparently knows no bounds.

 

I've been craving Rice Krispies Treats Cereal (no idea why) for days. I can't get that in Canada, and, as I understand it, it's hard to find in the States these days too. I finally broke down and bought a box on Ebay for about $15 (shipping to Canada cost more than the cereal itself). I really hope that the craving will be satisfied by finally eating some, rather than just wetting my appetite.

 

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post #175 of 261
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Pregnancy insanity apparently knows no bounds.

 

I've been craving Rice Krispies Treats Cereal (no idea why) for days. I can't get that in Canada, and, as I understand it, it's hard to find in the States these days too. I finally broke down and bought a box on Ebay for about $15 (shipping to Canada cost more than the cereal itself). I really hope that the craving will be satisfied by finally eating some, rather than just wetting my appetite.

 

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Totally understand. I came very close to putting diesel gas in my non diesel car today.  Thank goodness, I realized that if there was only one option something was wrong. It took me a minute to figure out what it was!

post #176 of 261
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Can I just say, without being ASKED your opinion on a name, you should keep it to yourself if you dislike it? I got ganged up on by DH's entire family at a get together about giving Calliope a "stupid, unpronounceable name" and that she'll be made fun of her entire life. Same thing was said about Sylas and everyone always tells us how badass it is.. but it still sucks when people give their criticism of a name when they aren't asked. 


People kept telling me Maebelle sounded like it belonged to a cow. They are being much better about it now that we know we are having a girl and that is her name.

post #177 of 261
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People kept telling me Maebelle sounded like it belonged to a cow. They are being much better about it now that we know we are having a girl and that is her name.

Maebelle is freakin' ADORABLE!!! 

post #178 of 261

Actually.. I got Calliope from Grey's hahahaha! It was a huge bonus it has Greek ties though since I have Greek heritage and both DH and I love Greek Mythology. I just dropped $60 on a blanket with her name on it, so it's stuck for all the haters(unless she's a he...). We're going to use the NN Callie or Poppy when/if she decides she wants to go by something shorter, we made the mistake of calling Sylas Sy Sy since birth, and now he doesn't know his name is actually Sylas, he gets confused and mad if you call him that, actually.. so figure we'll wait on NN's for her this time around!

post #179 of 261
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Maebelle is freakin' ADORABLE!!! 

 

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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Actually.. I got Calliope from Grey's hahahaha! It was a huge bonus it has Greek ties though since I have Greek heritage and both DH and I love Greek Mythology. I just dropped $60 on a blanket with her name on it, so it's stuck for all the haters(unless she's a he...). We're going to use the NN Callie or Poppy when/if she decides she wants to go by something shorter, we made the mistake of calling Sylas Sy Sy since birth, and now he doesn't know his name is actually Sylas, he gets confused and mad if you call him that, actually.. so figure we'll wait on NN's for her this time around!

 

That's great! We've always called DD and DS by their names, or my sister made up nicknames for them, that stuck for awhile. (DD was Half Stack, and DS was Mr. Shorty.) But now, they just go by their names again, no permanent nicknames, except DD gets mad if we call her Sophie instead of Sophia, "because Sophie is the name of a different girl in her class, and her name is Sophia."

post #180 of 261
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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

Can I just say, without being ASKED your opinion on a name, you should keep it to yourself if you dislike it? I got ganged up on by DH's entire family at a get together about giving Calliope a "stupid, unpronounceable name" and that she'll be made fun of her entire life. Same thing was said about Sylas and everyone always tells us how badass it is.. but it still sucks when people give their criticism of a name when they aren't asked. 

With all 3 of my kids, I have gotten the immediate response, "oh, that's an old family name, huh?" Anyone else get that?

 I'm guessing they mean the name sounds old and no one in their right mind would name a child that unless they were obligated by tradition.  oh, and the answer is no, all 3 times. Oliver, Eli (Elijah) and Eleanor.  It's not outright rude, but it's awkward.

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