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Weekly Chat ~ Jan 15 - Jan 20

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Sorry for the late start, was on a trip for work (really my last one this time!). A post to get us started:
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Hah! Yep, I do and that is a really good way to describe it:) It's been worse today because I've been out pushing a stroller in snow, not fun:)

Oh well, I saw my midwife and it went really well. I'm seeing a team of midwives and this was the first time with this particular midwife and she was really cool. We went over my ultrasound results and all is well as well as everything else with this little one. She was actually really happy with how laid back I am not worrying about everything:)

The one thing she brought up that I am undecided about is the gestational diabetes test. I am leaning towards declining it since I didn't have it last time (didn't decline it, my doctor didn't think I needed it) Don't have any of the risk factors and am not thinking I have it, but maybe I should find out for sure? What do you ladies think?

And not to be a total cliche, but what's the deal with men? wink1.gif It has been pretty stressful around here lately. My husband and I have been in counselling for a few months now and things have been intermittently better and worse, but a few days ago he told me that a (girl) "friend" of his kissed him and it has been very tense. He didn't kiss her back and told me as soon as he could in person and I am sure I can get past it eventually, it's just waiting for eventually to happen:) Oh well, enough venting for now, time to put a toddler to bed:)
oh how glad i am (sortve altho not for u clearly) that i am not the only one.. im glad i dont walk at this stage.. infact i know i couldnt by now because i can barely crawl on my worst leg and im doing a bit of limp crawling atm and getting about a metre at a time then curling up in a ball.. my condition sortve gives me a permenant spd in my whole body  already (well not spd but i have massively lax ligaments everywhere and can do any yoga position, contortionist shape etc.. could be useful if u didnt get the down sides but also dislocate 100s of times a day and have heart/kidney/gi probs just to make it annoying.. but anyway.. point is.. its always so lax around that area i cant walk.. so add to that spd and im a mess.. are you using any supports or anything? my physio gave me a hip/pelvic support before i was preg and because it was a bit big on me it fitted me for ages through preg and she told me to start wearing it all the time a while back..  but it doesnt really fit now without being really uncomfy on my tummy or really pointlessly loose on my hips.. so i have been refferred to womans physio to get something i can wear more regularly..


Is this your first preg? or have u had this before? if so how did u find it got by the end and how did it affect birth? (this bit scares me!)

*hugs* about the stuff happening with your husband, that sounds stressful.. do u find it hard to get by because it makes u realise other people could try it on with him again and he mite not resist? or because u dont trust/believe him this time? or just because it hurts that someone tryed to kiss the person who you are having a baby with? it does hurt when things like this happen.. and i guess it depends on the reason its upsetting u so much as to how you move on from it. I think once u know what it is about it that scares you, perhaps full honesty and telling him why it hurt so much mite help. Maybe explain that being pregnant can make you feel vulnerable at the best of times and stuff like this just sends you off the wall could help?


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Anyway i need to get myself up and out the house.. but i had the weirdest dream and im feeling a bit shaken..so i'll do it in a minute.. argh.. so tired.. hope you all have a lovely day smile.gif
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Hi Mamas!

 

SB - so sorry about the hubby thing, that will shake you for sure. And I second times in that preg does make you feel more vulnerable and that makes it harder. Great that he came and told you right away tho, that means a lot. What's up with that girl, doesn't she know he's married? Not cool.

 

N - I don't think pre-school is too young at 3 as you described it, of course it depends on the kid/school/situation... Since your DS is used to going to his dayhome, it probably wouldn't be tough on him, more like fun. I sent DD at 2 and it was awful, ended up pulling her out, I think it was a combo of her not being ready and the school itself. But we tried again at 3 (different school - Montessouri play-based) and it was perfect timing (and place) for her. Being an only child with a SAH parent until that time, it was really nice for her, and only got better.

 

jaq - UGH!!! Sounds totally stressful with the move and everything going on w/DH. Hugs to you...hope the mom thing gets worked out and the elbow too, so you can have some more help. Moving is stressful and I can't imagine how moving across the globe complicates that, on top of everything else. I think I would have cried multiple times by now.

 

Over the wknd, DH and I worked on that baby's room (currently my office), got everything out of the closet that isn't baby stuff and moved my big bookshelf out and into the family room. We have a plan for office moving (prob not till spring, even summer), so we are slowly making things happen. I started to put together a registry/wishlist, but got a bit overwhelmed and quit (it was late). I will try to look at it fresh again another time, but I guess I'm just having an aversion...I hate having to research so much just to make one damn decision...which car seat do I get? which stroller? diapers?, ugh! and its not cut and dry, it is so specific to our situation, etc, I just wish it was easier.

 

I got a massage on Friday and it was heavenly...my back is a bit better, but still screams when I sit on the floor or couch...or really any sitting at the end of the day, which sucks. Going back to the chiro tonight, hoping we can see more improvement.

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Scary Biscuits, I'm sorry about that situation.  That would be really hard.  hug2.gif

 

Times, Aren't dreams awful like that sometimes!  I had weird ones the past two night and I hate it.  I don't like waking up feeling unsettled.  That's a good idea to get out and think about other things.

 

 

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I got a massage on Friday and it was heavenly...my back is a bit better, but still screams when I sit on the floor or couch...or really any sitting at the end of the day, which sucks. Going back to the chiro tonight, hoping we can see more improvement.

I'm so glad that you're seeing some improvement.  Hopefully you will get more relief!  A massage sounds wooooonderful!

 

Not too much going on here.  Just everyday stuff mostly.  We still need to paint the bunk beds and put them together for the girls' room.  I think I finally figured out what I want to do design-wise in baby's room and I want to get started now!  it seems a bit silly since he will probably not really be in there for a few months after he is born but oh well.  We are going to use some extra wood flooring that someone gave us to make a wood accent wall and I am really excited!  (Sorry, I am kind of nerdy about interior design-I love it.)

 

I've been kind of on-edge and touched-out lately and I am hoping that will pass soon.  I feel like I've been short with the kids and I don't want to be.   I'm not sure if it's hormones or just me.  DH works late tonight and tomorrow so I am hoping some alone time to work on some projects will help me chill out. 

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SB - Sorry that happened to you and DH. It's hard to know if I would want to know if something like that happened or if I would just not even want to know unless he did or felt something back. And double sucky that it happened when you are pregnant.

 

Adventure girl - Lucky you got a massage today! I have one scheduled for Friday but then I spent that money on a cool bench that has storage under it. haha.

 

Times - I had a bad dream the other day too and I had to actively keep my mind on something else the whole day to keep certain images out of my mind. Must be a pregnant thing? No fun.

 

Cobaby - When some of my extended family found out that I turned the nursery into a playroom for DD they were like, 'WHERE WILL THE BABY SLEEP?!' Geez, haha chill people, she will be in our room for at least a few months and then move into her sisters room when it seems like the right time. It was like they really thought I hadn't thought about that. Also, I think I just had a major hormone shift this week and was actually going to write a thread about it. It started out with 2 days where all I wanted to do was eat pizza and sleep. Then I started getting that weird taste in my mouth thing all the time no matter what I eat, and now I got a pimple, which I only get when pregnant or right before my period. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one feeling different this week. I was starting to feel like I should be 28 weeks instead of 24-25.

 

So since our last conversation about maternity clothes I remembered that yes, our Target store is tiny and sucks at stocking things but we have a fabulous Super Target 45 minutes away. So we went there today since we needed some groceries and I also wanted to search their maternity clothes and look at cheaper/better/other storage options that they might have. It was awesome! I remembered all the times I had complained to DH about our crappy Target but after today I am glad that we don't live closer to a Super Target because I could totally do some major damage money-wise there. I was all, 'Ooooo, I want! Ooooo, look at that!' I ended up getting everything I went to "just look at" and then realized we needed to leave before I got out of control. One thing I got was just a plain pink maternity tee. I didn't try it on before I got it and was debating over the large and the xlarge size. I decided to go with the XL thinking that it might be a little baggy now but it will fit for longer. Well, I put it on to go to a meeting with DH tonight and yeah, it fits perfectly! I was thinking what-the-hell am I going to wear in the next 2 months if a XL maternity shirt fits me now??!!

 

Other than that, I don't think I have much to report. I feel slightly more anal about keeping things picked up and clean and I also started putting together a list of recipes I want to make giant batches of to freeze ahead of time. I really am starting to hope at this point to not have the baby early because I think I am going to need all the weeks I can get to finish all me self imposed projects.

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Thanks all again for the congratulations on the girl & boy, I am still so excited smile.gif I started going through the clothing and stuff yesterday when DD finally went down for a nap (she was home sick yesterday), but didn't get too far before DH got home. I am itching to buy some baby clothes, but I don't want to buy much until I see what holes I need to fill. I also got my K'tan carrier out of the box and tried it out, it's so easy to use! So I got it all washed and put up, I think I'm going to get good use out of that smile.gif

I think I have a touch of whatever crud DD has, so I am feeling a bit worn down today, but not too bad. It doesn't help that I didn't sleep well this weekend, not too bad last night at least. I was just either too hot or too cold or too uncomfortable all night on Saturday & Sunday nights, bleh! We did get the futon picked up yesterday no problem in the minivan and DH put it together by himself once DD woke up from her late nap. It's a futon, but it's a nice one with an upgraded pad so it feels more like a couch. And DH decided (I already thought he would once the futon was there) that he doesn't want a coffee table downstairs anymore, it would just eat up all the space. The futon we got has flat arms, so you can set down your drink/remote/etc. on those, so we really don't need a table anyway. I'll take a picture sometime when I remember to show you folks!

nstewart, I don't think 3 is too young for preschool, you know your child best of course, but I think most 3 year olds do really well in preschool, especially with that pretty short schedule and focus on play. Sounds like it will be a nice transition to a more "traditional" preschool for next year if you go that route.

jacquelinej, good luck on your moving! Sorry your DH was not getting it with regards to your mother and MIL!

SB, so sorry about you and DH, I'm glad he told you right away though, that's a good thing at least (don't mind me, I always try to focus on the positive!) Glad your midwife visit went well. As far as GD, I'd probably skip it in your situation, but I tend to think they go pretty overboard testing everyone here. Especially if you are already doing well getting your protein and not eating too many refined carbs.

adventuregirl, there really is so much to research for the registry, it is daunting doing it the first time for sure! Sounds like you made some good progress on the nursery smile.gif

CoBabyMaker, the bunk beds sound nice, we saw some while futon shopping and both DH and I commented we'd probably be back to get some of those eventually. Nothing wrong with getting excited about getting the baby room ready, even if the baby won't be in there much, it is still better to have it done before they arrive! I hope you feel better, I hate when I start getting short with DD because I'm not feeling my best, I've definitely had some moments of that during this pregnancy.

BaileyB, we have a very nice Super Target just down the road and I know what you mean about being able to spend a ton of $$ there! I try not to go too often as they always have stuff that I want. I hear you about wondering what clothes you'll be wearing at the end of pregnancy, so many of my shirts are already getting too short! I'm trying to find stuff that is really long and stretchy so hopefully it will last.
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Bailey b and cobaby- I'm definately feeling odd.. I think I've had every emotion possible in the last few weeks.. (im24w tommorrow) I feel so much like I need to prepare, I feel ugly and fat, worried about everything,excited, unsettled, settled, like I want to do stuff but all I want to do is sleep.. I am so muddled lol it's rediculous and i seem to have Zero patience For anything.

I am still not feeling right, increased asthma meds are helpong the breathlessness but i think I have wee'd about 7 times already this morning so feels like I'm letting go of some of the oedema so fingers crossed I won't have Togo on the antibiotics, this virus has been making me a bit flopped too and my dysautonomia ks really flaring.

I went into town to see my friend who was over from the other side of the south (uk) the last 2 days.. I got fed some yummy Waitrose (high end supermarket) food 2 days running and then yest she treated me to have my hair washed, treated and styled.. It feels amazing.. smile.gif I realised that I just never do this and I never get treated and it was very lovely ..my friends around the same age as my mum and treats me as an equal but feels a bit like im her grown up daughter.. Having not got that relationship with anyone else in my life it's a reallllly special friendship to me. she also has the same condition as me and so when I had a pots attack at the hair dressers she shoved a hr monitor on me (she used to be a dr) and toldme to lie down.. Normally I just try and push on because I think I'm being silly but my pulse climbed from 101 (sat still with legs up chilling out) to 127 in about 2 seconds and was still climbing.. Altho wast too bad as lying down for 5 secs I was back to 87.. Argh such a stupid illness.. Really hopin my bloods will show I'm anaemic and iron will help sort out the pots a bit because I'm worried I'm gonna be stuck in bed if this continues. :S

Adventure girl-so jealous about the massage.. Mite need to get one wink1.gif feel in need of something and that's be lovely I think.. *goes off to research*

quinalla- hope u feel better soon.. So much goin around!
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Thanks girls! A massage is totally recommended, you all should get one! I was lucky enough to get a gift cert from my mom for xmas, and I'll be able to squeeze 2 30-min massages out of it, yippee!!! I think I'll be making an effort to get one once a month for the rest of this preg, it is so amazing to feel so relaxed and pampered.

 

Times - hope you feel better and get the pots sorted out.

 

Bailey - I was totally knocking Target in another thread after my visit there this wknd, but I hadn't thought to check out the Super Target...maybe I'd have better luck there, there are some basic maternity clothes I need that I am just not finding second-hand and I can't bring myself to drop a lot of $ on them.

 

Well, keeping busy over here, work is keeping me rather occupied. I worked from home yesterday and was able to go through a few things to continue cleaning out my office (baby's rm) while listening to a conference call. Oh, we also booked a trip to Florida for Spring Break in March! I am super excited, we try to go every year to visit my family while DD has a week off of school and I wasn't sure if we'd be able to this year. But my mw said I should totally go and we found good prices on tix, so we are going, woo-hoo! I haven't seen my family since last March, so that will be great and one of my brothers I haven't seen in 2 years may come at that time as well, yay! Now I just have to wait 2 months and hope I don't grow too much that I will be embarrassed to put on a swimsuit!

 

Get and stay well, mamas!

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scary bits- some men are strange creatures and say things like that for attention, I know my DH kinda of says people hit on him.

 

I don't know what it is but every time I show a pic of him to compare features with DD, women always go "he looks like an actor!" or "you better keep an eye on him!", I don't get it though, I've never thought he was drop dead gorgeous, maybe I'm feeling a disconnect with this pregnancy. I'm not the type to have crushes on actors, models etc, so maybe people like him because he's unattainable. Well, doesn't matter to me anyways :P


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Thanks timesway, I think I'll be ok in the next day or two, just very bleh today.

adventuregirl, have fun in Florida and definitely wear a swimsuit! Swimming is wonderful while pregnant and anyone who would look down on a pregnant lady enjoying a swim isn't worth your time! Target is pretty good for getting basic maternity wear for pretty cheap. JCPenney used to be my go-to for that, but they don't carry maternity in the stores around here anyway anymore.

Got my two mei tai's today, they are really nice looking in person so I'm very happy about that smile.gif My OB appointment was quick and easy, she even found both HBs with the doppler, got my glucola drink for next time. I was actually going to decline the GD test this time around, but with twins they worry so much I figured I'd do this one again as it isn't that big of a deal for me. I also stopped by a new maternity consignment shop on the way back from the OB and got a few things. I am making a promise not to go there again until I use up my Motherhood gift card from returning some of the stuff my Mom got me for Christmas though smile.gif I do plan to go back and to bring some things to sell that are just getting too small on me now, so I should be able to get a few $$ back, but I want to use all that GC up before I buy anything else.
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scary bits- some men are strange creatures and say things like that for attention, I know my DH kinda of says people hit on him.

 

I don't know what it is but every time I show a pic of him to compare features with DD, women always go "he looks like an actor!" or "you better keep an eye on him!", I don't get it though, I've never thought he was drop dead gorgeous, maybe I'm feeling a disconnect with this pregnancy. I'm not the type to have crushes on actors, models etc, so maybe people like him because he's unattainable. Well, doesn't matter to me anyways :P

 

I've never had love at first sight, but recently experienced it first hand this week, do you think it's pregnancy hormones?


Girls were sooooo like that with my DH. He said he went through 4 years of college with only a few dates and 1 girlfriend that lasted maybe 6 weeks but as soon as we were officially dating and he was about to graduate he said girls he knew for 4 years were asking him why he had asked me out and none of them. That being said though, he cannot take a hint about someone having a crush on him ever! I was dropping hints for months and then finally just facebooked his roommate and told him to give Dh the heads up because I was getting no where. He kissed me the next day and we have been together for almost 7 years so I guess that worked better, haha.

 

I have been so glad I have not been sick yet. FX!! DH and DD are getting over a 3rd round of illness, just some bad colds this time. I still haven't had anything other than a stuffy nose BUT I had a touch of being-so-hungry-I-could-gag this morning and some foods are tasting off to me. Hopefully not a return of MS. Other than feeling hungry this morning I seem to have a small appetite during the day and really only want one big meal at night before bed.

 

Has anyone seen these baby legs before: http://www.babylegs.com/Newborn--C770.aspx  I am really wanting to get some but they are on the bottom of the priority list right now. Maybe closer to due date...

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Hi everyone!  Sounds like everyone is doing pretty well!  I'm jealous of the massages and vacation plans but I did find a chiropractor that takes my insurance so I'll be making an appointment and as long as the doc says massage will do me good it'll be covered too!  We'll pay oop until we hit our deductible but since we switched plans once we hit that me and the baby boy get free medical care for the rest of the year, no copays, prescription costs, nada.  I am sooo taking advantage of that!

 

Doing pretty well here ourselves.  Found out we're having a boy!  Had a bit of gender disappointment but are coming around to the idea of a little man and I think we even have a name picked out.  I'm slowly accumulating stuff for him thanks to craigslist and Target clearance (target is having a baby clearance now btw).  We've got his crib, dresser, car seat and stroller, extra base and car seat (both off craigslist but we checked them out and they're not expired and have never been in any accidents), changing pad and cover, boppy with cover, swing, some clothes, a few diapers and wipes.  I've saved over $350 so far!  His custom dresser and bookshelf are almost done.  We decided instead of a little bird family on the dresser we'll now do a family of elephants since it's a little more manly.  Just have to do a little filling/sanding and another coat of white on the outside of that and then paint the elephants and seal 'er up with some poly and we're done!  Bookshelf just needs a coat of poly.  And we picked out a studio sofa thing for his room too for seating for us.  We don't like the gliders you see everywhere and couldn't quite convince ourselves to spend the $1600 on the super comfy recliner they had at the lazy-boy store.  This this is the studio day sofa from world market and the arms fold down so it makes what's almost a twin bed.  We figured it would be a great piece as he gets older and has cousins or friends sleep over or if we need to sleep in his room for whatever reason.  There's enough room for the three of us on there with the arms up too so we can all read together!  Just waiting to see if world market will toss out a 10% off coupon during the furniture sale.

 

Feeling ok for the most part, just random aches and pains.

 

The little boy I watch has scarlet fever.  I'm supposed to watch him on Friday but he's been on antibiodics since yesterday and will be cleared for school tomorrow so that should be fine.  IIRC once you're on the drugs for a day you're no longer contagious.  I'll make sure to wash my hands a ton and avoid licking him :)

 

Hope everyone is having a good week!

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SB - Sorry about the hubby thing, that would shake me too.  I agree with the others that it's a good sign that he told you right away.  My worry would be DH hiding something from me, and it doesn't sound like that is an issue with your DH.  Good on the counseling.  DH and I did this maybe 4 years ago for a few months, and it was really, really beneficial to our relationship in both the short and long term.

 

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 Also, I think I just had a major hormone shift this week and was actually going to write a thread about it. It started out with 2 days where all I wanted to do was eat pizza and sleep. Then I started getting that weird taste in my mouth thing all the time no matter what I eat, and now I got a pimple, which I only get when pregnant or right before my period. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one feeling different this week. I was starting to feel like I should be 28 weeks instead of 24-25.

 

Me too!  I am more sensitive than usual, I've been having a hard time falling asleep because my mind is just going when I lay down at night, my boobs feel really heavy and sore, my nipples are sensitive again, and I am either STARVING or have zero appitite.  I am also starting to get stressed about house cleaning and getting the playroom and DSs room ready before baby arrives.  I am thinking it's hormones, I am 25 weeks today.

 

 

So since our last conversation about maternity clothes I remembered that yes, our Target store is tiny and sucks at stocking things but we have a fabulous Super Target 45 minutes away. So we went there today since we needed some groceries and I also wanted to search their maternity clothes and look at cheaper/better/other storage options that they might have. It was awesome! I remembered all the times I had complained to DH about our crappy Target but after today I am glad that we don't live closer to a Super Target because I could totally do some major damage money-wise there. I was all, 'Ooooo, I want! Ooooo, look at that!' I ended up getting everything I went to "just look at" and then realized we needed to leave before I got out of control. One thing I got was just a plain pink maternity tee. I didn't try it on before I got it and was debating over the large and the xlarge size. I decided to go with the XL thinking that it might be a little baggy now but it will fit for longer. Well, I put it on to go to a meeting with DH tonight and yeah, it fits perfectly! I was thinking what-the-hell am I going to wear in the next 2 months if a XL maternity shirt fits me now??!!

 

 

 

I LOVE Target and am so excited to have Target in Canada soon!  It may be dangerous though...We always stock up when we go to the States on some good, inexpensive clothing items and I also look for baby gear there.  I bought my breast pump in Vegas on a trip and saved $100 over what I'd pay in Canada!  I just hope that it's like Target in the US and they don't "Canadian-ize" it too much by carrying different brands that I can already buy other places.  Oh, and Bailey, I hear you on the clothing situation.  I feel HUGE.  I've gained 18lbs which is bang on for this stage of pregnancy and I am measuring bang on at 25cm at 25 weeks and yet I look SO much bigger than last time!  I think I am carrying high and right out in front this time, and I think I carried lower and wider last time with DS.

 

 

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I am still not feeling right, increased asthma meds are helpong the breathlessness but i think I have wee'd about 7 times already this morning so feels like I'm letting go of some of the oedema so fingers crossed I won't have Togo on the antibiotics, this virus has been making me a bit flopped too and my dysautonomia ks really flaring.

I went into town to see my friend who was over from the other side of the south (uk) the last 2 days.. I got fed some yummy Waitrose (high end supermarket) food 2 days running and then yest she treated me to have my hair washed, treated and styled.. It feels amazing.. smile.gif I realised that I just never do this and I never get treated and it was very lovely ..my friends around the same age as my mum and treats me as an equal but feels a bit like im her grown up daughter.. Having not got that relationship with anyone else in my life it's a reallllly special friendship to me. she also has the same condition as me and so when I had a pots attack at the hair dressers she shoved a hr monitor on me (she used to be a dr) and toldme to lie down.. Normally I just try and push on because I think I'm being silly but my pulse climbed from 101 (sat still with legs up chilling out) to 127 in about 2 seconds and was still climbing.. Altho wast too bad as lying down for 5 secs I was back to 87.. Argh such a stupid illness.. Really hopin my bloods will show I'm anaemic and iron will help sort out the pots a bit because I'm worried I'm gonna be stuck in bed if this continues. :S
 
Steph, I hope you feel better!  So nice that you had such a great time staying with your friend.  She sounds like a great friend to have.
 

 

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Well, keeping busy over here, work is keeping me rather occupied. I worked from home yesterday and was able to go through a few things to continue cleaning out my office (baby's rm) while listening to a conference call. Oh, we also booked a trip to Florida for Spring Break in March! I am super excited, we try to go every year to visit my family while DD has a week off of school and I wasn't sure if we'd be able to this year. But my mw said I should totally go and we found good prices on tix, so we are going, woo-hoo! I haven't seen my family since last March, so that will be great and one of my brothers I haven't seen in 2 years may come at that time as well, yay! Now I just have to wait 2 months and hope I don't grow too much that I will be embarrassed to put on a swimsuit!

 

Get and stay well, mamas!

 

YAY on your trip!  So exciting!  Do you have a lot of family there, or just your rents?  I hope it works out that your brother is there too.

 

DH and I are headed to Palm Springs just the two of us next Thursday for 3 nights and I can't wait to escape the snow and to have some really relaxing days just the two of us.  I have to figure out the bathing suit situation too.  I don't know if I feel brave enough to wear my bikini, but I also don't really feel like buying a new suit just to sit in the hot tub a couple of nights for maybe 10 mins.  I guess I might use it to take DS swimming....Maybe I'll check out Target while we're there!  I want to get some baby gear anyway.

 

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Has anyone seen these baby legs before: http://www.babylegs.com/Newborn--C770.aspx  I am really wanting to get some but they are on the bottom of the priority list right now. Maybe closer to due date...

 

Bailey, we did EC with DS and the baby legs were the handiest.  No pulling pants up and down when we were home.  I also used them under pants when the weather was colder if we were going for a walk and I was wearing him (you nkow how pant legs hike up) There are also some brands that are more like really long stockings, which is nice because then you don't have to put on socks plus the leggings.

 

Sounds like everyone is coming along with nurseries, home reno/reorganization projects.  We finally are too!  Our office is totally cleared out except for an armchair that a coworker is buying off of me that we are going to take to his house this weekend. I got rid of a bunch of stuff on Kijiji, and I love that people will come and take garbage our of your house if you list something as "Free"!  Saved DH a trip to the dump that way, and I do prefer to see things freecycled than have them go to the landfill for sure.  DH has patched all the nail holes, our goal is to have the room painted by the end of the weekend.  We purchased a Pax wardrobe system at Ikea last weekend so we'll have tons of storage.  I have paint color picked, and then just have to figure out some simple decor and art for the room. 

 

I'm with you Bailey on feeling like I'll need all these weeks to have my projects done.  I need to get the playroom done, figure out the bed situation in DSs room (as well as organize all his stuff so there is room for baby gear, dipes and clothes in his dresser), go through and wash newborn clothes and gear, I wanted to sew NB size fitted diapers (my prefolds are the smallest size but still huge on a NB), and I had wanted to sew some nice, bamboo night gowns for babe (the type with the elastic on the bottom) because I have a couple I received as gifts that I LOVED when DS was a newborn but they are quite pricey to buy....I am sure that in 15 weeks I can get everything done, in addition to working full time, being a mom, cooking, cleaning and keeping sane, right??   bouncy.gif

 

Thanks for the preschool advice ladies!  The open house is tomorrow night, with registration the following day.  I'll at least check it out and ask questions to make sure it really is more about play.  That's what it looked like from the daily schedule, at least.  Learning seems to be mostly during circle time and the "learning" aspect is more just about learning French vocabulary.  I remember doing this in French Immersion preschool myself.  If we are going to put DS in French Immersion in kindergarten, I just want to make sure he has some exposure to the language before he starts Kindy.  DH isn't fluent anymore and I can still understand French but would struggle to speak it at all, so I know the two of us will have to make an effort at home too!

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I'm not glad that other people are having crazy hormones cause it's no fun but I'm glad I'm not the only one! 

 

Katie, I'd love to see the Mei Tai's you got if you get a chance!  I love my mei tai's and it's always fun to see what other people pick.  Is the futon for the basement?  I seem to have missed that part.

 

Times, I'm sorry you are not feeling well!  Hopefully they will find some solutions soon.  It sounds like you have a great support system between friends and medical staff.  What a blessing!

 

Bailey, I'm glad you found some things that work for you!  We have a small Target too and I agree, it's probably a good thing for our bank account! 

       I love love love baby legs!  My family thought they were funny but I used them all the time!

 

Sheryl, How fun to take a vacation!  Somewhere warm!  I bet you will have a great time!

 

Amanda, It sounds like you are making really good progress on getting ready!  I love a good deal.  We splurged (sort of) and got this rocker with DD1.  (It was NOT $400 like that site said.) We got almost everything as hand-me-downs so when DHs co-workers gave him a gift card we used it to buy the chair.  I am so glad we did!  I still use it to rock DD2 and sing songs before bed and naps and I love it.  Well worth the money spent to me.   I love that it's a special chair that I will rock all three of my kids in.  And I just got a 10% off coupon for world market yesterday so maybe you will get one soon!

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Thanks everyone for the support! It has been stressful around here and it hasn't been helped by us all being sick as well:( (The next long part is me going on about my marital issues. Feel free to skip:)


 We have actually been in couples counselling for a few months now because of issues that weren't getting resolved that came to the surface big time when I got pregnant. My husband has a mental illness (schizophrenia) and is on disability which has been interesting:) He is going to school part time now and has said many times that he wants to be able to have a career and get off disability, but has changed his mind about what he wants to do several times and has deferred school once and is talking about doing it again.  He has never had to have a job to sustain him before and is used to his mom just taking over and fixing things. I love her lots, but she tends to try to control our lives as much as she can.


Hmm what else:) We have moved every year except 2012 since getting married in 2008 and the only reason we can afford the place we live in now is because his mom helps us:( And there was the time he had to switch medication and became first moody and borderline violent, then allergic, then suicidal. While I was pregnant, too. And then I had thyroid issues and the tearing during birth didn't heal properly and I was in pain for months:( All this (plus all the normal stuff related to being married with a little one) has led to me having sexual aversion and we haven't dtd since I got pregnant:( So this isn't totally out of the blue for us to have problems.


 And then since dh is into magic and the occult, ,but it's not my thing he started meeting up with some new friends which has been good for him. But he started spending a lot more time alone with one of these friends, like helping her through a break up and talking on the phone most everyday. So when he told me she kissed him it wasn't really a surprise, it was more like the other shoe had finally dropped. He said he had no clue that she had developed feeling for time and I believe him (although it was so obvious to me) But it hurts and at the same time I feel like its my fault because of how things are between us.


So now I am just figuring out things one day at a time and trying to do what's best for us and the kiddos especially. I still love my dh, but somedays it comes easier than others:) And if you made it all the way through this, I'm both impressed and grateful:)


Timesway - This is my second pregnancy, but I had no issues last time so I'm not sure how it will affect labour. Good luck to us!


BaileyB - I love babylegs, but thought they were a little pricy and wanted more boyish ones, so I bought some knee high socks for 3 for $15 and cut the feet part off then got my mom to sew them up. If you sew or know someone who does, it is a cheaper option:)


AmandaLynnH -

 

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Found out we're having a boy!  Had a bit of gender disappointment but are coming around to the idea of a little man and I think we even have a name picked out.

 

 

Congratulations! I have a little boy and he is so much fun and a total mama's boy:) But seeing as this may very likely be my last, I really wanted a girl and was really worried about it and guilty at even having a preference at all. A friend did a gender guess in December and said boy and then told me my face dropped when I heard. Which made me feel like total crap:( I don't want my baby to ever feel unwanted, you know? Even after my ultrasound (I saw girl parts:) I am still telling everyone that it's not 100% and it may be a boy all along. Just in case it is a boy, so I won't freak out to much:)

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When I was going through my baby clothes I realized all my newborn sizes and most of my 3 month size clothes were all either one piece jammies or just onsies with no pants. I'm not sure how that happened but I thought maybe just adding some baby legs to the plain onsies might work, especially if it a warmish May here.

 

Anybody getting extra mucusy? Ewww, I'm sick of it already. I had a good amount of BH's again today despite being extra well hydrated and since I was feeling soft and mucusy I checked my cervix. I could barely reach it but it feels really soft and open just a fingertip. I think all that is normal. Maybe it's all part of some changing hormones too.

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Has anyone seen these baby legs before: http://www.babylegs.com/Newborn--C770.aspx  I am really wanting to get some but they are on the bottom of the priority list right now. Maybe closer to due date...

 got them with DD, the had them at target, very helpful with diaper changes!

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Amanda - congrats on finding out its a boy! And awesome job on staying on top of stuff and getting so many deals!

 

Katie - I tried on my last years swimsuit last night and it works, so I think I'll probably wear that, it is a bikini top with a skirt bottom. I always love it when mamas let their bellies out, we should be proud of these things! And yes, whatever to anyone who cares...I just get self-conscious, mostly about my legs...need to let that go...

 

N - Enjoy your getaway! Sounds lovely!  Not only do my parents live in FL, but 3 of my 4 brothers (one married with 2 kids), my grandparents, and various aunts, uncles and cousins, so it can sometimes be a little much with all the visiting that has to happen, but we will still make the beach or pool a priority, we can visit there!

 

SB - sounds rough, I hope you guys can get to a good & healthy place, I know it is hard...

 

Thanks everyone for the warning about the 24ish week hormone rush...I'll be watching for it in 2 wks or so. How fun.

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Adventure girl - I love wearing my bikini when I am pregnant. I have been blessed with no tummy stretch marks and very few other visible ones. It's nice to really fill out a bikini top too haha.

 

Baahhh, not to be so complainy but I think my family's illness have caught up to me now. I woke up with a mild sore throat and itchy sore ears. Those were DD and DH's first sign of this last cold thing they got. They are both almost completely over it but I guess it is my turn now. Luckily our weekend starts tomorrow so if I need to sleep it off DH will already be home to watch DD.

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Bailey - my sentiments exactly with the bikini top!

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I love prego bikinis. Except when DS almost pulls it off. Oops.
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