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post #21 of 46

So it seems I have transitioned Bee to a non crib this week. She has been sleeping in the crib full or part nights since 9 months, after she started getting really really kicky cosleeping.

It went well until recently. New teeth etc and she is having a hard time falling asleep, under any circumstances at bed time and nap time. When you finally get her out, and try to get her in the crib, spidy senses go off, and more wake up and scream. So now she has a crib matterss on the floor in Monkey's room (which they will share).

It is a little easier to get her down now. She is still waking up in the middle of the night, but at least she can come get us, and we don't need to get up. She will at least snuggle back to sleep pretty much instantly in our bed with a pacifier and in the middle of the night is better about not taking over the bed. When DH and I have enough energy we will work on getting her back to bed in the middle of the night too.

But still 19 months and done with the crib. Am I really ready?

post #22 of 46

Hi everyone, I introduced myself yesterday in the welcome thread. I've had 5 m/c in the past 18 months and am not feeling very positive about this pregnancy either :( I was avoiding betas this time because I've had good betas in the past and still had a m/c and I wanted to avoid the anxiety they create. However, the RE that will be doing my u/s on the 20th insisted I go for them....waiting for the 3rd one right now. First one was great, 2nd not great but not out of normal range and I have no idea what tonight's will show!
 

post #23 of 46

Yes! Yes on the pictures thread. I'd love to see all your lovely bellies shy.gif No one can tell I'm pregnant until I'm 8mo in eyesroll.gif

 

It would actually be so much easier to show early. IRL I'm super reserved about telling people, if I was totally showing by 8wks, I wouldn't be able to be. I don't like to say anything until I'm in the 2nd Tri, and if I don't know you well, I'm just not going to say anything if it doesn't come up. It can get akward!

 

I have to go see MIL and FIL in Jan around 9 wks. I will be by myself with the kids (dh is going to Geneva) and they are going to know something is up because I won't be drinking. (I like my wine, when non pregnant orngbiggrin.gif and they really like their wine!) I seriously don't want to tell them, my kids won't even know! But I'm not sure how to get around it. I would love suggestions...

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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...

 

We have this awesome creek close to the house that would be lovely to labour in for a bit...

 

That sounds awesome! And I hope the crazy neighbor stays away!

 

AKMeg- That's sounds horrible. I feel your pain!

 

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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.

 

We got ours too this weekend! This is the first place I've ever lived where you-cut is an option. We love it!

 

 

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But still 19 months and done with the crib. Am I really ready?

 

If you think she is, why not? I've got dd3 (20mo) in a toddler bed butted up to our bed, which is really low. As soon as she stops rolling over into our bed, I plan on pushing it away from ours.

 

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Hi everyone, I introduced myself yesterday in the welcome thread. I've had 5 m/c in the past 18 months and am not feeling very positive about this pregnancy either :( I was avoiding betas this time because I've had good betas in the past and still had a m/c and I wanted to avoid the anxiety they create. However, the RE that will be doing my u/s on the 20th insisted I go for them....waiting for the 3rd one right now. First one was great, 2nd not great but not out of normal range and I have no idea what tonight's will show!
 

 

i hope it's good news!

post #24 of 46

I am very bloated but have put on weight since my last pregnancy so it will be awhile before anyone can notice I'm pregnant winky.gif

 

And yes, it was good news. One hurdle over! Numbers were good...I'm in shock!
 

post #25 of 46

yay, Carmen!

post #26 of 46

Great news, Carmen!

 

Banana, I have no good ideas for avoiding folks who like alcohol either, I'm kind of in the same boat. I'm supposed to go to a Christmas party with a bunch of colleagues next week and they all know I like to imbibe usually.  I'm going to have to sneak to the bar and get a club soda with a lime and pretend it's a gin and tonic.  ;)  It's hard to get away with not drinking here in Wisconsin...you're just expected to.  eyesroll.gif

post #27 of 46
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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.  greensad.gif  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! 
I had noro virus last week. Worst feeling ever. Had been up all night. When I called to cancel my Chiro appt in the morning he tried to convince me to come in, there was no way I had the energy to drive an hour each way plus the fear of getting sick on the side of the road :/. Hope you are feeling better now.

I can't wait to get into maternity clothes. Looking forward to growing a bump.
post #28 of 46

Where is everyone? I hurt my back and I've been out of service all day crap.gif

 

It's nice that I can lie around all day so I get better sooner, and I'm thankful that I'm managing okay without pain meds, but it's kind of boring...

post #29 of 46
Hi all!

Banana - sounds good/bad about the back. I do hope it feels better soon! It's no fun being holes up, especially this early!

I'm doing weirdly fine over here. No nausea, bit of an increased appetite, but not out of control. I'm just pretty tired, but I'm not sure whether to blame that on pregnancy or DS#1 who is going through a tough time right now. I still haven't called a healthcare provider... Maybe next week. smile.gif. It all just seems so unreal.

Have a good rest of your day, ladies!
post #30 of 46
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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...

 

 

Oh my gosh, I had to check your location when I saw that you wanted to birth outside in August. This is what the idea of birthing outside in August in Texas does to me: uhoh3.gifbigeyes.gifjaw.gifhelp.gif

 

It really sounds lovely in Canada though. August birthing in Texas is hard enough WITH full-blast air conditioning. I would turn into a new level of ferocious jungle beast if I had to be outside, too. Our DS was born September 14 at 42 weeks and our a/c broke when I was 39 weeks, the day before my birthday and I sobbed and sobbed like it was the end of the world. DH called an a/c repair man friend of ours and was like "Umm, I know it's after hours, but we're in a crisis here." Sweet man came over within 30 minutes!

 

 


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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

 

I honestly don't know how most people keep their pregnancy a secret for the first trimester. I am trying to keep it under wraps as much as I can, but there's just so little other explanation for my obviously odd, sick, exhausted, forgetful behavior. 

 

I am going to my OB tomorrow for what they are telling me is prenatal counseling and to "confirm" I'm pregnant. I know this is standard procedure, but excuse me while I laugh my head off. If I'm NOT pregnant, I seriously need to be admitted to the hospital or the zoo or something because I am completely crazy and sick! 

 

I also learned that I have no maternity coverage on my insurance plan according to BlueCrossBlueShield because they and the state could not agree on rates and so no individual policy holders in Texas have maternity or mental health coverage. How obnoxious! They agreed on it well enough when we were on my husband's awesome state health plan. Now that he has his own business, we just have to pay the cash price because we're no match for Goliath "health" insurance. I swear his job was terrible, but his insurance was GOLD. Pure GOLD. I am not willing to stay pregnant with this baby until Obamacare kicks in in 2014 though. Ha! So the cash price will have to do.

 

 

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Great news, Carmen!

 

Banana, I have no good ideas for avoiding folks who like alcohol either, I'm kind of in the same boat. I'm supposed to go to a Christmas party with a bunch of colleagues next week and they all know I like to imbibe usually.  I'm going to have to sneak to the bar and get a club soda with a lime and pretend it's a gin and tonic.  ;)  It's hard to get away with not drinking here in Wisconsin...you're just expected to.  eyesroll.gif

 

 

Banana and GISDiva, I can think of two options. Could you tell in-laws co-workers that you are on antibiotics for something (made up) and that you're not supposed to drink alcohol with them? Or...you could drink just a few sips? I don't know. My friends know I am an unreliable drinker at best, so no one suspects when I don't drink, but my sad face and green demeanor do have a tendency to destroy the whole poker face thing. LOL!


Edited by CraftyMcGluestick - 12/11/12 at 1:25pm
post #31 of 46

It does get hot here in August, well, reasonably hot with killer humidity, but we don't have a/c, so outside is the best place to be. Particularly outside in the woods by the water. Win!

Man, living in Canada limits your options for prenatal care in most provinces, but at least we don't have to stress about *paying* for it. Ugh. That bites. 

 

So, a few days ago, I read about this yoga site (yogaglo.com). The reviewer said it was awesome, but it's just one review, right. So, I asked my friend the pregnant yoga instructor if she had ever heard of the site, and she nearly fell over herself telling me how awesome it is and how it's what she uses, and to check out a specific instructor (Elena Brower), yadda, yadda. There's a 15 day free trial, so I thought, hunh. And then I signed up. And it's lovely. I've done the past few days while the kids are awake (makes it a little more challenging when you have kids hanging off you!), but just finished up one after they were in bed, and it was so lovely. Except for the part where my computer ran out of juice 1.5 minutes from the end, but whatever. Anyway, I like it. It's nice to have different classes to pull from, and they even send you an email with a link and a note: You're scheduled for this class today!. Just thought I'd pass along the happy, if anyone else out there practices yoga but has trouble getting to a studio with any sort of regularity and is bored of the two dvds they have. (ahem)

post #32 of 46

woops double post

post #33 of 46

quantum, I'm also in Canada - on the opposite coast as you :) I feel like we have amazing options for prenatal care! Maybe it's more limited in the east?

 

I had my weekly acupuncture appt. this afternoon....mmmmmm I fell asleep and was SO relaxed after.

post #34 of 46

That yoga thing sounds awesome, quantumleap, thanks for posting!  I've been thinking I need to get back into the habit, especially now.  It helped so much with my first.

 

I was also thinking of trying acupuncture, I've never done it.  My friend had great success getting rid of some food intolerances/allergies with it though.  I just found out there's a location inside of the new building where my old birthing center/education/diaper store moved too.  My midwife takes appointments there one day a week too, it would be convenient if I could combine the trip...

 

Thanks for the ideas, Crafty.  Hopefully I can make it through the holidays without someone guessing.  ;)  I don't know why I care so much, I guess I just like the big reveal.  But seriously.  I felt sooo huge already last night, the only thing I can think of is that I ate something that didn't agree with me and it bloated me up like a balloon.  This morning I don't feel quite as bad, although my "fat pants" are feeling a bit snug still.  I even took a (bad) picture to show my local friends who know, one of them was all "Um, you're like, what, two days pregnant?"  Here's the pic.  Or maybe we need to start a belly pic thread...(and for reference, I did start with a perfectly flat tummy, I am genetically predisposed to "beanpole syndrome".  My whole family is thin, I lucked out on that one. tomato.gif)

 

https://picasaweb.google.com/115951847905002756050/Random02?authkey=Gv1sRgCMOujpydl-bjWw&feat=directlink

post #35 of 46

Thanks, for posting the belly pic, GISDiva!  It's very comforting to know its not just me. Maybe i will get brave enough to take a pic too.  

I am in the same position as you and Banana too (and probably others) re: the holidays and imbibing....People are so going to know if I'm not having a drink (really, not because i have a problem with it, but my DH is in the restaurant/wine business so we always have wine in the house).  Maybe I can get away with carrying around the same glass of champagne and sipping/spitting :)  I really don't remember what i did the first time around!

post #36 of 46

If you're at a large get together you can totally get away with carrying a glass around all night. Everyone is so busy being merry at those types of things that no one is going to notice how often you are refilling your glass!

post #37 of 46

TMI alert:  I had a very, um, productive morning in the bathroom and feel sooo much less bloated.  Ahhhh.  I'm definitely going with something I ate.  Probably some dried mushrooms I put in my Miso soup that didn't steep long enough, maybe they were too hard to digest for my pregnant tummy.

 

Don't get me wrong, I still stick out much more than I should at this point, IMO...although the other half of me thinks its great to have something to *see* and *rub* and *talk to*.  lol.gif

post #38 of 46

Love the belly pic GISDiva!  That's about what my belly's doing at the moment......I feel huge!  No one knows here except my dh and my two kids, and it's kind of funny because I don't know why I care so much about keeping it a secret.  Part of the reason I think is because Christmas is coming up and I think it will be a fun family announcement.  My parents are coming to visit from AK, and I think it will be fun to have them just notice that I look pregnant.....no one in my family suspects a thing because my youngest is 6 1/2, so it will be such a fun surprise!  But in a way it would be nice for them to know already to explain my lack of energy and motivation, especially with Christmas presents!  Usually I make all kinds of fun little gifts for everyone, this year I'll be impressed if I just make my kids pajama pants and maybe some cookies to decorate at some point!  :)

 

What are you guys eating these days?  I feel sooooooo sick sometimes, I just don't want anything, but I know I have to eat.  Nothing appeals to me.  Any great ideas for nausea foods?  Last night I just wanted chicken and rice, so I baked some chicken thighs on top of a bed of rice seasoned with chicken broth and onions.  It was yummy, very plain, but just what I wanted.  But today nothing sounds good!  I need some ideas!

post #39 of 46

I think when ever we do a reaveal, it will be Bee in a big sister shirt she got in some hand me downs. Skyping probably.

I know I have lost weight in the last week. Mostly I think because I am less hungry. I did order two large Dominos pineapple & feta cheese pizzas last night when DH worked late so I could have them for lunch the next couple of days. But I always love that.

post #40 of 46

We could do the same at Church too.

I am trying to decide about belly shots. Never did them with the first two, but I like the idea, and this one needs something special.

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