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~*Weekly Chat Thread for Dec. 7th - Dec. 13th*~

post #1 of 46
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Weeks are flying by.  I can't wait until Christmas!!!  We don't do much around here and keep gifts to a minimum, but I love the season and lights and stuff.  We try to stay away from the box stores during this time and try to just enjoy everything.

 

Still feeling good this am.  Hoping it stays this way for a little while.

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We love it tooo!!!  Our lights are out and our tree is up... and our kids are systematically dismantling it!  UGH.

 

We dont go too crazy.  I wanted to make gifts this year, but I am seriously too injured to sew :(

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Wish me luck. I am hosting a cookie part tomorrow for church in the late afternoon/evening, and I get evening, not morning sick.

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Wish me luck. I am hosting a cookie part tomorrow for church in the late afternoon/evening, and I get evening, not morning sick.

Arg! Good luck! That is going to be me on Sunday! I'm looking at you for inspiration! smile.gif
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Wish me luck. I am hosting a cookie part tomorrow for church in the late afternoon/evening, and I get evening, not morning sick.

 

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Arg! Good luck! That is going to be me on Sunday! I'm looking at you for inspiration! smile.gif

Good luck!!  I get morning and evening sick.  Mid afternoon is my best time (and during the night).

post #6 of 46

Stressful week for me coming up, work is a 2.5-3 hour commute each way for the next few days (starting today).  Even more fun when you add in the nausea which for me is always worse in the car.

 

I'm changing positions in January to something less stressful (same company though) and I should be able to work from home much more often.  I used to work from home a good amount in the current position but it has gotten less and less.  Can't wait!
 

post #7 of 46

@Somegirl99, would keeping a window open help?

post #8 of 46
I need some feedback.....I had some brown spotting this morning at about 7 weeks. I've never had this before, anything I should do or watch out for? I have a big family thing today and no one knows yet.....now I'm going to be so worried all day!
post #9 of 46
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I need some feedback.....I had some brown spotting this morning at about 7 weeks. I've never had this before, anything I should do or watch out for? I have a big family thing today and no one knows yet.....now I'm going to be so worried all day!

It could be the same thing I've had in my current and previous pregnancy - a subchorionic hematoma. With my previous pregnancy that was the first thing I noticed at about 7 weeks - brown spotting.

Lots of women have bleeding in pregnancy and it ends up just fine. I've had a ton of bleeding this pregnancy and so far LO is okay.

Good luck today - try not to think about it too much (I know easier said than done).
post #10 of 46

Brown blood typically means old blood, which is *usually* below the new, red blood on the concern scale. I'm so helpful. :/ Hope you can feel settled and confident enough to enjoy your big family hoopla without worry. 

 

I trucked myself off to the ER a few nights ago. We live pretty rurally, but fairly close to the hospital. It's the hospital that serves the whole region, but there are only 4000 people in my town, so I was hopeful it would be quick. Not so much. I totally regret going too. Bah. I had been having localized pain (I would say it was my right ovary) off and on pretty much since conception, but I had a spate of ovarian cysts a few years ago, and assumed it was either a burst cyst or just my body adjusting to pregnancy. But then, a few days ago, I had a few episodes of blinding pain. Like, sweating, crying, going to throw up, fetal position on the couch while my kids looked at me terrified episodes. So, I started to get concerned that it was an ectopic pregnancy. Turns out it probably wasn't, but the ER doesn't have imaging after 4pm, so they couldn't confirm anything the night I went in. I got in for an u/s the next day, but of course the tech can't/won't tell you anything. She wouldn't even let me see the screen! Not that I can really read it, but I can identify a sac in the uterus. She insisted that protocol was abdominal u/s, even though trans vag gives waaaaay better results at this point, and then told me to go register in the ER for the 6-8 hour wait to see someone to get the results. And then I cried. Seriously. I told her there was no way I could do that - I have two small children and we're fairly new to town so there isn't someone I could just call and dump them on for an entire day while my husband is at work, plus we only have one car, so how would he get to them to pick them up.... The tech found a radiologist, who basically told me there was no evidence of an ectopic pregnancy, but they couldn't rule it out, and that there was a "sac" in my uterus, which he would assume to be a baby. Thanks. So annoyed that I exposed my brand new developing fetus to 20 minutes of ultrasound to be told basically nothing. It's nice that there's no apparent extra-uterine pregnancy, and that was the most important thing, but if I was going to go through this testing, I at least wanted to know that my baby is measuring right for dates and has a heartbeat, you know?

I also was sort of holding out hope that we would see two sacs. It's hard for us to get pregnant (we use donor sperm, it's expensive to do, etc, etc), and we want to more kids, and pregnancy is really, really hard on me, so we were both secretly hoping that this was twins. I don't have any reason to suspect twins, but I was still hoping! There's a very strong family history of twins, but I'm not that old, and there aren't any twins in my generation. Humbug. Anyway, I was afraid of an ectopic, but I think I knew all along that it was fine, so I'm annoyed that I didn't just stop and listen to my gut. This baby is going to be fine. I'm going to grow a giant belly and cry over SPD and love feeling that child move and roll in there, and then we will have a nearly perfect birth and we will both be safe. Yep. Preferably at 38.5 weeks. :) Twins would super complicate the birth scenario, and the idea of actually parenting two the way we like to parent is a little scary! I'm looking forward to seeing a few twin mamas in here though!

We cut our tree down a few days ago, and decorated it on Thursday. The kids and I still need to make popcorn and cranberry strings for it, but there's certainly time! I forgot to water the poor little thing for a good 18 hours when we first brought it in, so I'm a little concerned it won't make it to Christmas. Good thing we have 500+acres to go find a replacement if need be!

When do you guys see your care providers for the first time?

post #11 of 46
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Originally Posted by MyKidKissTrees View Post

We love it tooo!!!  Our lights are out and our tree is up... and our kids are systematically dismantling it!  UGH.

 

We dont go too crazy.  I wanted to make gifts this year, but I am seriously too injured to sew :(

Yeah, I totally wanted to do the matching pajama bottoms and its not going to happen, again.

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I also was sort of holding out hope that we would see two sacs. It's hard for us to get pregnant (we use donor sperm, it's expensive to do, etc, etc), and we want to more kids, and pregnancy is really, really hard on me, so we were both secretly hoping that this was twins. I don't have any reason to suspect twins, but I was still hoping! There's a very strong family history of twins, but I'm not that old, and there aren't any twins in my generation. Humbug. Anyway, I was afraid of an ectopic, but I think I knew all along that it was fine, so I'm annoyed that I didn't just stop and listen to my gut. This baby is going to be fine. I'm going to grow a giant belly and cry over SPD and love feeling that child move and roll in there, and then we will have a nearly perfect birth and we will both be safe. Yep. Preferably at 38.5 weeks. :) Twins would super complicate the birth scenario, and the idea of actually parenting two the way we like to parent is a little scary! I'm looking forward to seeing a few twin mamas in here though!

We cut our tree down a few days ago, and decorated it on Thursday. The kids and I still need to make popcorn and cranberry strings for it, but there's certainly time! I forgot to water the poor little thing for a good 18 hours when we first brought it in, so I'm a little concerned it won't make it to Christmas. Good thing we have 500+acres to go find a replacement if need be!

When do you guys see your care providers for the first time?

Yeah, twins has me worried with how we parent and having 3 kids in the bed would be overwhelming to say the least.  I see mine on the 28th of this month and get a peak in to see the heartbeat and rule out twins!!

 

Did my Christmas shopping today at a little locally owned toy store, which is awesome.  It doesn't take me long since I don't spend much, but get the kids something they would enjoy and then load up their stockings with things.  Also found a puzzle for us to do together and marbles for our wooden Chinese checkers board that I grew up with.  So cool.  I did get my DS some marbles to play marble games, I did that with the boys at school and loved it.  They won most of the time, but I really enjoyed it.  It was a big box of marbles, small ones and the bigger ones for using for hitting the smaller ones and you got a bag to fill all the way up with and it was so inexpensive.  I was so excited.  lol.gif  It's the little things I guess.

post #12 of 46

My family room looks like it just threw up Xmas. I should be lighting a fire and decorating, but instead i'm on MDC wishing I had nachos. Sigh.

post #13 of 46

Thanks all for your feedback and good vibes this morning......I was a little panicky, and it turned out the the brown spotting only was twice while wiping, and then gone the rest of the day!  Phew!  Quantumleap -- I'm so glad your ER trip gave good news, no ectopic!  That pain sounds scary though!  I'm glad you're feeling much more reassured.  I'm totally with you on the twins desire.....I know it would be hard, but we have a hard time getting pregnant, and I'd love two little ones.  Also my other kiddos are 10 and 6, so it would be nice for this one to have a sibling to grow up with.  Oh well, I guess we'll see.  :)  My mom's mom had twins, and my dad's mom is a twin, so I've always hoped for twins, but I'm sure one will keep my hands full!

 

Today I bought my first pair of maternity pants!  I gave away all my maternity clothes about 3 years ago when we moved, and my belly is so big already and so sensitive being squeezed into jeans, I caved and bought big comfy stretchy maternity jeans!  I love them!  :)

post #14 of 46
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My family room looks like it just threw up Xmas. I should be lighting a fire and decorating, but instead i'm on MDC wishing I had nachos. Sigh.

I'm happy to hear my Christmas decorations aren't the only ones sitting neglected. I managed to get lights on the tree and the stockings hung, but that's it. I bought DS a wooden Melissa & Doug nativity so I didn't have to have constant panic attacks about my beautiful porcelain one. But because of the way it came in the package, DS thinks it is a puzzle and so it's never long out of the package. LOL!

Akmeg, I was just thinking to myself: how long is a respectable period before I can legitimately start wearing maternity pants? Ha! I've been living in yoga pants for a week or so and pajama pants when I'm home. My pants fit me fine from an outsider's POV, but I'm so sick, I just don't want anything remotely pinchy or buttony near my tender belly. Thanks for the encouragement to go for it!
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I was just thinking to myself: how long is a respectable period before I can legitimately start wearing maternity pants? Ha! I've been living in yoga pants for a week or so and pajama pants when I'm home. My pants fit me fine from an outsider's POV, but I'm so sick, I just don't want anything remotely pinchy or buttony near my tender belly. Thanks for the encouragement to go for it!

I love the yoga pants, only thing better is maternity yoga pants. I usually keep them at home, but this week I used them for the school run too. Oddly the next most comfortable thing is leggings and a denim skirt.

I decided I can break the maternity jeans and they lovely waistbands out New Years day after the inlaws leave, but earlier if we decide to tell them. That makes me 8 weeksish.

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I'm definitely wearing maternity clothes. Pretty much everyday. Yep. So much more comfortable! We need to start a photo thread, so I can feel less alone in my looking 18 weeks pregnant-ness. Interesting that such a large proportion of mamas on here seem to be mutips. 

 

So, after two Christmas babies, it recently occurred to me that I could birth this child OUTSIDE! Sort of excited, actually. We have several hundred acres of space, but I think I'd want to stick close to home to have access to the "stuff" in a home, and although there are only two other families near us, one of the families would totally be in to an outdoor birth and would be excited but stay away even though I would totally not mind if they were around (they're so awesome). The other woman would likely come out with her shrill screamy voice to tell me all sorts of craziness, and I do NOT want her around while I birth my kiddo. Hopefully she'll go on vacation or something. ;) We have this awesome creek close to the house that would be lovely to labour in for a bit...

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I was just contemplating when to bust out the maternity clothes myself last night.  I am a skinny-mini and show pretty early, moreso it seems with the second one, of course...

 

My good friend gave me THREE TUBS of really nice maternity clothes a month ago, I am so excited to get to wear a whole new wardrobe!

post #18 of 46

Glad I'm not the only one needing maternity clothes!  My dates are a little unsure though, and I think I'm more likely to be due around July 25, but I'd rather stick around here with you August gals since I'm not quite sure.  :)

 

Last night I had some sort of stomach bug and I must have thrown up about 10 times!!!  It was every hour or two through the night, and the heaving was so strong, I have a little bruise on my forehead from knocking it against the edge of the toilet seat......nice.  :(  At one point I was sitting on the toilet with it coming out that end, and holding a bucket on my lap with it coming out that end!  And maybe tmi......but at another point, the heaving was so strong, I wet my pants!!!!  Seriously, it was awful!  So far this morning, I've been laying on the couch, trying to build up some energy by trying to keep down dry rice chex and gingerale.....and I just braved a piece of gf toast with butter.  So yea, I don't wish a night like that one anyone, I feel completely exhausted and weak!  Thanks for letting me whine!  :)

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@Quantum an outdoor birth sounds cool! Unfortunately we live in a suburban neighbourhood so that just won't work (my neighbours can see into my backyard!).

 

@akmeg I hope you're feeling better now that stomach bug sounds AWFUL!  We are due around the same date - I'm July 26th.  I hadn't had a period since August (breastfeeding) so I was 3 weeks off on my dates (dating ultrasound provided EDD).  I have no idea whether I'll go early late or on time because I've had one of each!

 

I'm not in maternity clothes yet but am living in leggings and PJ pants.  Anything comfy <3 . I definitely have a belly - I'm hoping people at work don't figure it out... a few people have already guessed as I have been looking a bit green and eating crackers at my desk 2whistle.gif

 

We got our tree yesterday - went to a farm and cut it down.  First time we've done that and it was great!! We got hot chocolate and french fries afterwards (it was super cold outside here yesterday).  The kids decorated the tree so it's eclectic - just the way we like it.

post #20 of 46

@akmeg

I had bronchitis when I was pregnant with Bee and had many many cough until I wet my self episodes. Then I would just curl up on the floor. I was so glad that at Monkey's check up my family doc suggested I see him too. Even though I got thrush from the antibiotics, they were so worth it to resolve that cough.

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