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Originally Posted by KateHNM View Post

May I vent to you all for a minute?  I'm feeling really frustrated with myself today.  I had a script to get blood work done this week (week 28) and I knew I had to do the glucose test at some point but didn't realize it was on the same script.  So anyway rather than taking the glucola or whatever it's called and fasting for an hour, my midwife and I discussed me having a large breakfast, waiting an hour and getting tested.  I've been so busy lately I completely forgot all about it last week when I actually had a weekday off.  I've been searching for a new house (we have until the end of March to find a place!), searching for a pediatrician for after the baby comes (finally found one last week!), and I got picked to be a grand juror so I have that every thursday now.  Oh and we've started our childbirth class too!  And of course I work full time too.  Anyway I forgot all about it and thank God I remembered to get my blood work done today (half an hour before the lab closed!).  I looked at the sheet and remembered the glucose test and realized that I wasn't ready for it at all.  So now I'm going to have to ask for a new script for it and I guess I'll just have to do it next week after my midwife appointment.  But it bugs me because it was supposed to be done in weeks 24-28. One week shouldn't matter right?  The thing I feel most guilty about though is that I barely had anything to eat today before I got my blood drawn!  I was so busy at work today all I had was a bowl of cereal, a cereal bar and then a sandwich from the time I woke up until getting my blood drawn at 3:45pm.  I didn't even remember to take my vitamin today!  And I haven't been eating quite as healthy the past couple days so I feel like my results are going to look much worse than they would normally.  I usually do eat very healthy!  I just feel disappointed with myself that I haven't been putting my pregnancy first.  Anyone else ever feel like that?  Sorry to vent I know I shouldn't worry so much but I just felt like I needed some reassurance that not being perfect is okay sometimes..

 

I'm so sorry! I've done that a couple of times this pregnancy, too. *hugs* I promise that not being perfect sometimes will not mess anything up. smile.gif With DD, I ate *so* poorly. Sometimes, I ate a bunch of food (*not* all healthy), sometimes I didn't eat any, and one day, (I'm not real proud of this, but if this doesn't reassure, I don't know what will. orngtongue.gif) I ate an entire box of Little Debbie Fall Harvest cakes in, like, 2 hours. And she was born as perfect as could be (considering the [unrelated to anything I did, besides trusting my OB, I had a very bad OB] circumstances). I'm sure everything will be fine, but I do understand the frustration when you try to do well, and mess up, or not feeling like you are worrying enough.*hugs*

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I had a total "F me" moment today... went to get the mail and saw a letter from the courthouse.. it was a letter telling me I need to notify the court why I missed jury duty and when a date to reschedule would work.. omg. I totally spaced out on it blush.gif. I wrote an e-mail with the honest truth, I just forgot and asked to be excused from jury duty until at least my pregnancy is over. I not only feel like a boob, I'm all scared they're going to fine me something outrageous or arrest me for being in contempt(I know it's rare, but still). UGH!

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Originally Posted by alaskanmomma View Post

I had a total "F me" moment today... went to get the mail and saw a letter from the courthouse.. it was a letter telling me I need to notify the court why I missed jury duty and when a date to reschedule would work.. omg. I totally spaced out on it blush.gif. I wrote an e-mail with the honest truth, I just forgot and asked to be excused from jury duty until at least my pregnancy is over. I not only feel like a boob, I'm all scared they're going to fine me something outrageous or arrest me for being in contempt(I know it's rare, but still). UGH!

 

If it makes you feel better, my brother got summons for jury duty, and because we live in H county, he had to go to the courthouse for the big city in our county, which is farther away from us than 2 or 3 other, bigger cities in other counties, so very few people in our town actually go there. In trying to find the courthouse (it actually is *very* difficult to find, the front where the sign is is on a road that unless you live there looks like an alley.), he got severely lost, and by the time he found it and got there, he was 1.5 hours late. The judge was very obviously not happy, but just excused him, no contempt, or fine, or anything. Hopefully, it will turn out same for you. smile.gif

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I went to the midwife yesterday and seem to be measuring smaller than a month ago, which is funny because I am absolutely huge and have gained 50 lbs already. I guess a lot of factors can determine whether someone measures "big" or "small". 

post #306 of 339
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Originally Posted by bmcneal View Post

 

If it makes you feel better, my brother got summons for jury duty, and because we live in H county, he had to go to the courthouse for the big city in our county, which is farther away from us than 2 or 3 other, bigger cities in other counties, so very few people in our town actually go there. In trying to find the courthouse (it actually is *very* difficult to find, the front where the sign is is on a road that unless you live there looks like an alley.), he got severely lost, and by the time he found it and got there, he was 1.5 hours late. The judge was very obviously not happy, but just excused him, no contempt, or fine, or anything. Hopefully, it will turn out same for you. smile.gif

Hah, oh no! I checked my email and they excused me from the summons.. whew! 

post #307 of 339

Ok I'm sold on the belly binding!

Anything to help that "my guts feel like they are floating around in there" feeling. I lost weight easily and quickly after DS but found it really hard to tighten the jiggles. This seems like it might help. (*must add order belly binder to things todo list now)

 

Here's a question: anyone know of a binder that is good for short-waisted women? I'm about 5'5"- not too short, but I'm all legs, no torso. Looked at some on amazon measuring 9" and 12"... 9" might be ok but 12" would definitely not fit right.

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I would think def. 9" then! I am not super short torso'd but I am mostly legs, though 5'7-8" tall, and the 12" had me covered.
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Anyone else totally unmotivated at work?  There are a few projects I'm still kind of engaged in, but mostly I daydream about my (nonexistent) maternity leave. 

 

Also, although I've gained less weight overall with this pregnancy than with my son, I feel like a frigate, and commuting is really tiring me out. 

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Also, I am considering cloth diapering but hesitating.  We did gdiapers with my son but are now on a septic system and wouldn't be able to flush the inserts.  I haven't really researched costs but what is really making me wonder is whether I could manage to wash every other day.  I commute an hour and a half one way to work, and by the time I get home it's time to hurry up and get dinner and then I'm completely pooped.  Most nights, even before the pregnancy, I'm in bed by 8:30 so I can get up and do it again the next day.  I just don't know if I can add both baby care and all that extra washing to my maxxed out routine.

 

In fact, I try not to think too much about how I'm going to cope with a baby and this schedule at all.  Somehow things seem to work out...

post #311 of 339
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Originally Posted by Seth's Mommy View Post

Also, I am considering cloth diapering but hesitating.  We did gdiapers with my son but are now on a septic system and wouldn't be able to flush the inserts.  I haven't really researched costs but what is really making me wonder is whether I could manage to wash every other day.  I commute an hour and a half one way to work, and by the time I get home it's time to hurry up and get dinner and then I'm completely pooped.  Most nights, even before the pregnancy, I'm in bed by 8:30 so I can get up and do it again the next day.  I just don't know if I can add both baby care and all that extra washing to my maxxed out routine.

In fact, I try not to think too much about how I'm going to cope with a baby and this schedule at all.  Somehow things seem to work out...
If it helps at all (with the flushing aspect), g's were one of the many diapers in our stasb at one time and I just used a trifolded microfiber rag covered with fleece (i made fleece pockets but they could totally just be wrapped). You can also just fold a flanned recieving blanket to fit in he liner, too.
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Thanks, but we have to start from scratch - DS is now almost six and we had JUST given away all of the g-covers when we found out about this one!  :)  I'm really in the very first stages of looking into this - surfing around to look more.  Also, our water temperature is set pretty low - what is the minimum temperature you need to effectively wash diapers?

post #313 of 339

Are you having to take cloth to daycare? Then I recommend pockets.

 

Otherwise- I prefer prefolds and covers. Easy to wash, quick to dry. Not a lot of fuss. You can afford more so you could wash every third day instead of every other day.

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I live in Interior Alaska, and we haul our own water (meaning we pump it into a tank in the back of our truck, drive it home, and dump that into a holding tank in the ground....we do this about 3 times/ week), and our water is very, very cold. We have never had a problem getting diapers clean. I don't know what our water temp is, specifically, for laundry, just that it is chilly. smile.gif

Love, p
post #315 of 339

Oi... sorry I've been so MIA lately. Whatever sickness I had combined with helping my In-Laws clear out DH's Nonnas home has just wiped me out mentally and physically lately. I have the attention span of a gnat these days! I hope to get out of this fog soon and start participating around here more. I hope you are all well!

 

Tomorrow is February!! Can you believe it?

post #316 of 339
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Originally Posted by Seth's Mommy View Post

Anyone else totally unmotivated at work?  There are a few projects I'm still kind of engaged in, but mostly I daydream about my (nonexistent) maternity leave. 

 

Also, although I've gained less weight overall with this pregnancy than with my son, I feel like a frigate, and commuting is really tiring me out. 

 

I am very unmotivated at work. Mainly because I am not returning once baby is born. I know I won't be here in 3 mths or so, so I really don't care what goes on at work right now.

Will you not be able to take any time off? Or at least the usual 6 weeks?

 

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Originally Posted by Seth's Mommy View Post

Also, I am considering cloth diapering but hesitating.  We did gdiapers with my son but are now on a septic system and wouldn't be able to flush the inserts.  I haven't really researched costs but what is really making me wonder is whether I could manage to wash every other day.  I commute an hour and a half one way to work, and by the time I get home it's time to hurry up and get dinner and then I'm completely pooped.  Most nights, even before the pregnancy, I'm in bed by 8:30 so I can get up and do it again the next day.  I just don't know if I can add both baby care and all that extra washing to my maxxed out routine.

 

In fact, I try not to think too much about how I'm going to cope with a baby and this schedule at all.  Somehow things seem to work out...

 

When DS2 was a baby, my commute was also 1.5 hrs long ONE WAY between dropping the kids at daycare and getting to work,I so know how you feel. But I did cloth diaper also and it didn't really take up that much more time. I used pre-folds and covers, mainly because I hated how long it took the AIO's or pockets to dry. But that also could have been my crappy dryer at the time. I got all my pre-folds 2nd hand for a great price, so check around if you're worried about the costs.  And I washed about every 3rd day because I had a pretty good stash - but they used paper at daycare.

 

Annnnnddd commence heartburn!! I have been pretty much heartburn free this whole time, but now I have it so so often.  I think its mainly because baby has decided to take up living space right under my ribs. Many times through out the day I'm pushing down on the top of my stomach to make him/her move down.  

 

I want to start buying stuff for this baby, but have to keep reminding myself that I have pretty much all I need from DS1 & DS2. If this one happens to be a girl, my sister has a ton of stuff from my niece she's going to let me have. So I'm pretty much set. I keep seeing all this cute stuff and want to buy it up, but since I don't even know if this is a boy or a girl, its making it hard to buy stuff. I was able to find the Aden & Anais swaddling blankets I wanted 2nd hand for a great price though, so I'm super stoked about those! I just got the gender neutral ones. I'm really holding back on buying a ring sling like I want as my DH says, I already have too many carriers.

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I'm hoping to take 8 weeks.  That's how long I had with my son, and it worked well then.  I don't expect much more than half of that time to be paid time, though.  After my leave runs out (I have about 3 weeks banked now, and will use a bunch for doctor visits between now and then) I have to rely on "donations" from altruistic colleagues.  Who are, needless to say, in short supply.

 

I feel somewhat more confident about our ability to handle cloth diapering now that I've done some reading and seen some of the responses to my posts.  Has anyone here used the Nikki's Diapers brand, called "Best Bottom" diapers?  They offer a package of 9 shells and 18 of 3 sizes of inserts plus 3 overnight doublers for about $400.  The price seems actually quite resonable to me, given the cost of disposables. The shells are plastic-lined and thus apparently don't have to be washed after an insert change.  Just curious to see if anyone has tried these.

 

Sorry about the heartburn - I am starting to feel a little of it, too, but not too bad yet.  Killer flatulence, though.  I have to run out of my cube into the bathroom even more often that I already need to, just to avoid embarrassing myself.

post #318 of 339

Shockingly I passed my 1-hour glucose test! (I failed the 1-hour and 3-hour with my last pg and had to do blood sugar monitoring). I celebrated with some yummy Trader Joe's chocolate.

 

I'm torn about cloth diapering. I cloth diapered here and there with all my other kids, but never made it all the way through. I always did fine until I ran into odor issues and just never had the where with all to combat them. I have a 3 year old who is still in diapers and wish he would wear cloth because is it a fortune, but he is very attached to his current disposables. I'm sure I will get bitten by the cding bug at some point, but right now the thought of extra laundry is daunting. I am very attached to cloth mama pads though. I guess when I was getting my period I wasn't pregnant, and now for what I am using them for, they don't need a separate load ;)

 

Greenlea, hope everyone is feeling better. Please take care of yourself! I came down with that illness and it's been a long recovery.

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Seth's Mommy - do you have a diaper service by you? I used one for DS1 and it was great. I only had to buy covers. They picked up the dirty diapers once a week and I never had to rinse anything. It was about $75 a month.

 

stormysky - so far no fevers today (knock on wood) just runny noses and bad coughs. I'm so hoping they are over this, I haven't unpacked much yet since moving over the weekend due to them being sick and clingy and me not sleeping.  I'm glad we moved, as we were living with my Dad, but my 15 minute commute turned into a 1 hour commute which stinks.

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Forgot to mention that my Baby Ktan Breeze came last week from this site. http://www.nobetterdeal.com/shop/en/nbd

It came quickly and seemed worth the price (I think 27.95 incl shipping). It was in box, smelled new, looked new enough, possibly had some crumbs on it that could be washed off (didn't even notice them today when I tried it on). I'm going to wash it anyway. Probably someone bought it and tried it and decided to return it. I bought a medium and it seemed like it fit me, though hard to tell without a baby and while being pregnant. 

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