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post #141 of 240

Oh I like the mothering mobile site!  Much easier to use than the old one.  And way better than tapatalk.

 

Can I vent a minute?

Long story short.  Chris changed our insurance to a high deductible plan.  He wanted to go for a cholesterol test and a physical before the end of the month so we could get extra money in our HSA.  So he decides today to fast to go for the bloodwork.  OMG.  He was so CRANKY all day.  About 2 hours ago (so almost done fasting) he's all I'M DONE WITH THIS, THIS IS STUPID!! and I had to encourage him to keep it up, and go for the damn bloodwork.  He's leaving tmw to go to Tampa until Wed and I feel like our last day together has been all about him bitching and being crabby.  I basically told him to go or I'd be pissed that he wasted the day.  Geez.  He went.  I hope they can just draw his blood and do the damn test!  LOL!

post #142 of 240
Oh my gosh Baby_Cakes! I'm so sorry about the uti! I've only ever had one and I ended up in the ER. Hope you are on the mend soon. You guys have been sick since like Christmas!

I agree that MDC mobile is much better. You should try it from your Android MW. I haven't used my nook at home in like a week because I'm doing everything on my phone.

This weekend has been busy. Big kids are home and they all had activities so lots of driving. My sister and nieces came in to town so we went to see them. Ava has been doing this funny breathing thing since Friday morning. Talked to her cardiologist and he said it's probably just her getting over her cold but if it's really bothering me, take her to her pedi. He's a big proponent of mama intuition and he said it's never a bad thing to get her checked. I don't think it's urgent but if it's still there Monday morning, I'm going to take her to the pedi.

Ava learned how to say "brother" or at least a semblance of that today and she was yelling "brother" whenever one of them got out of her sight. She loves those boys so much.
post #143 of 240
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He got the bloodwork today? That stinks that you weren't able to enjoy the day. My dh gets crabby right before a deployment. It used to really upset me until I realized that it was stress about everything. Once I started calling him on it he would stop. Well, that was before. Now he just acts like more of an ass. Oh well...

I get very cranky when I'm hungry! Ethan does, too. I got mad at dh today because he was getting all pissy with E over his attitude. I said, "Hey, have you fed him at all today? Maybe you should give him something to eat instead of lecturing him about having a bad attitude." Sure enough, as soon as E ate something he was much more pleasant to be around.
post #144 of 240
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Oh my gosh Baby_Cakes! I'm so sorry about the uti! I've only ever had one and I ended up in the ER. Hope you are on the mend soon. You guys have been sick since like Christmas!

I agree that MDC mobile is much better. You should try it from your Android MW. I haven't used my nook at home in like a week because I'm doing everything on my phone.

This weekend has been busy. Big kids are home and they all had activities so lots of driving. My sister and nieces came in to town so we went to see them. Ava has been doing this funny breathing thing since Friday morning. Talked to her cardiologist and he said it's probably just her getting over her cold but if it's really bothering me, take her to her pedi. He's a big proponent of mama intuition and he said it's never a bad thing to get her checked. I don't think it's urgent but if it's still there Monday morning, I'm going to take her to the pedi.

Ava learned how to say "brother" or at least a semblance of that today and she was yelling "brother" whenever one of them got out of her sight. She loves those boys so much.

 

 

We sure have been sick since christmas!  Blows!!

 

AWWW to brother!!  What a sweetie.  I'm sorry her breathing is off.  Def go see what that's about if it keeps up.

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He got the bloodwork today? That stinks that you weren't able to enjoy the day. My dh gets crabby right before a deployment. It used to really upset me until I realized that it was stress about everything. Once I started calling him on it he would stop. Well, that was before. Now he just acts like more of an ass. Oh well...

I get very cranky when I'm hungry! Ethan does, too. I got mad at dh today because he was getting all pissy with E over his attitude. I said, "Hey, have you fed him at all today? Maybe you should give him something to eat instead of lecturing him about having a bad attitude." Sure enough, as soon as E ate something he was much more pleasant to be around.

 

He did.  Thank GAWD.  I mean, I get it, I'm sympathetic.  it's tough to fast!!  But still.  Don't fast all day then give up right before going!  I made him some delicious tacos and filled his belly when he got back.  And I drank too much whiskey while he was out, lol!!

 

The kids have barely touched dinner the past few nights.  It's so annoying!  I hate cooking when no one eats it!

post #145 of 240
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The kids have barely touched dinner the past few nights.  It's so annoying!  I hate cooking when no one eats it!

Have they been sick?

I haven't wanted to eat much the past week or so. I've been forcing myself when dh cooks but I don't eat much. We've all had colds so maybe that's part of it. Honestly, all I want to eat is dessert. I couldn't care less about anything else.
post #146 of 240

They are well over their colds.  They seem too busy.  They just want to play.  I'm not about forcing them to eat that meal, and they eat healthy, full meals all day long.  Honesty I'm welcoming DH going away  for a few days b/c then I don't have to worry about dinner so much (as a meal) and they can just graze and eat during the earlier hours.  

 

I focus more on bfast and lunch.  Dinner is such an after thought to them, I can tell.  If they eat a ton all day, who cares what they eat around 7 pm?  As long as it's something so they don't wake up hungry at night, right?

post #147 of 240
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They are well over their colds.  They seem too busy.  They just want to play.  I'm not about forcing them to eat that meal, and they eat healthy, full meals all day long.  Honesty I'm welcoming DH going away  for a few days b/c then I don't have to worry about dinner so much (as a meal) and they can just graze and eat during the earlier hours.  

I focus more on bfast and lunch.  Dinner is such an after thought to them, I can tell.  If they eat a ton all day, who cares what they eat around 7 pm?  As long as it's something so they don't wake up hungry at night, right?

I agree. As long as it doesn't interfere with sleep, who cares? Ava has been shoveling food in lately. Must be a growth spurt. She has a genetics appt in a couple of weeks so I will be interested to see how much she weighs.
post #148 of 240

They've been diving into bfast lately.  Cereal with milk and butter bread and fruit!  Yogurt shortly after!  It's great.  I'd rather they gobble good food in the am than skimp on that and only fill up on carbs and crap for dinner.  They are picky about protein lately.  

 

Do you have an idea what Ava weighs?  Nora is 38 and Finn is still b/w 29 and 30 lbs.  I'm still waiting for Nora to hit that 40, lol, that I was so worried she would hit to outgrow her carseat, haha.  


Edited by Baby_Cakes - 2/17/13 at 4:13am
post #149 of 240
She was just under 20 lbs at her appt last month. We went to visit my goddaughter last week and her little sister is four months old and officially bigger than Ava. Haha! But her dad is a giant so genetically, she is predisposed to be bigger than Ava.
post #150 of 240
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Kellen has been too busy to eat dinner much lately. Ethan will stop to eat but he eats fast and is gone again. I wouldn't worry about them not eating much dinner as long as they are eating during the day. I wouldn't even worry too much about how much they have or have not eaten in one day. I've read that it's better to look at food intake over an entire week rather than just one day. A week gives you a much better picture of what and how much they are eating.

Nora weighs more than Kellen! He only weighs about 37 lbs. Dylan just hit 23 lbs. Ethan doesn't weigh much for his age, either. I think he's around 57 lbs. We're just a small bunch. Heck, Ryan is at least 5'10" (he may be taller now) and only weighs about 150.
post #151 of 240

Oh joy!  Now not only do I have a UTI, but I also have a yeast infection AND AF!  Wow, the universe LOVES me!  

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Oh joy!  Now not only do I have a UTI, but I also have a yeast infection AND AF!  Wow, the universe LOVES me!  


OMG. Mama, you need a break from your body!

post #153 of 240
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ugh, carrie! that is crazy.
post #154 of 240
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Oh joy!  Now not only do I have a UTI, but I also have a yeast infection AND AF!  Wow, the universe LOVES me!  

 

 Oh my goodness, do you have wine and chocolate??

 

This weekend has been an absolute disaster, nothing has gone as planned. Ben is still not feeling well and waking multiple times in the night, he's been on antibiotics since last Thursday. I had expected it to kick it by now :(   

 

MW: How is Dylan doing?

post #155 of 240
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Sounds like a crazy weekend for everyone.

I'm not sure how D is doing. The doc told me it was ok to leave his arm and shoulder alone. They don't set breaks like his and a sling won't do much good because he won't keep it on. The area is getting more and more swollen, though, and he's lifting/using that arm less and less. That's what prompted me to take him back to the ER today. He woke up this morning barely using his right arm at all. He just leaves it dangling by his side. Plus, he's crooked. His right shoulder is significantly lower than his left.
post #156 of 240

Oh no that doesn't sound good about Dylan.  How long did they say it would take to heal?  2nd opinion time?  I don't know what they would do.  But maybe wrap it tight with an ace bandage?  That might help, I would think.

 

Yeah this blows.  I'm still feeling the UTI after 3 days of abx which makes me worried this abx won't work for it.  Sigh.  I'm so over this.  I'm not sure how to treat a YI while on AF.  I don't think it's safe to use my cup so I'm stuck using these crappy pads that I hate, and I feel itchy and slimy and gross.  Wah.  Taking probiotics but I'm not sure if it's going to do much.  I think I'll have to do a yeast treatment but again, not sure how that works while on my period.  This hasn't happened before or at least in a very long time.

 

I do have wine and chocolate!  LOL!  I'm pretty sure I should be avoiding sugar tho.  Sigh.  I can't win.

post #157 of 240

Carrie - can they prescribe diflucan or the like? I agree, treating with a cream while on AF sounds impractical, at the very least.

 

Poor Dylan! I might try a makeshift sling at home - see if he will keep it on, you never know. Has an orthopedist seen him or just the ER doc?

 

Sounds like an icky weekend for everyone. Ours was ok. Looking forward to next weekend. I have a special maternity pedicure (pickles and icecream - soak your feet in a brine and they feed you ice cream!) and a prenatal massage scheduled for Saturday, Then ILs baby shower on Sunday. in the meantime, just have to get through this week.

post #158 of 240

I think I can take diflucan.  Can I take it tho while still on abx?  Idk.  And that's a trip to the dr.  And Chris is in tampa.  And I don't feel like telling my MIL hey ma, watch the kids while I run to the dr for my vag?  Sigh.

 

I looked online and it seems I can treat this with monistat while on AF.  A couple girls on my DDC said AF might resolve it, I suppose it's possible.  They also suggested coconut oil but man.  Things are just not very comfortable right now!!

 

That pedicure sounds super fun and cute!!  And a massage!  You'll be relaxed and in heaven!  

 

Do you have off today for presidents day?

post #159 of 240
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I was going to suggest diflucan if nothing else works. You can always try an OTC treatment. Since you use it at night, it should stay put, don't you think?

As to Dylan, the doc said 7-10 days before he starts feeling better. I don't really know how long until it heals completely. He was not seen by an orthopedist but a pediatric one was consulted and did examine his x-rays. I could probably take him to a civilian orthopedist today but I don't want him subjected to anymore x-rays. He had 6 on Thursday and 2 yesterday. A civilian ortho won't have access to those x-rays since they were done at the naval hospital so they'd probably want to do their own before they could make any diagnosis or treatment recs.

On top of everything, we were all getting over our colds until we went to the ER. I guess it could have also been CEC since we were there the same day. But, man! I was feeling better before. Now I'm feeling worse again.
post #160 of 240

Poor Dylan.  Unbelievable.  Are you giving him motrin for any pain? 

CEC!  They don't call it chuck e disease for nuthin'!  I hope you kick it fast.  I love cold calm!  It usually works pretty well if you start it RIGHT when you notice a cold coming on.  But otherwise I just alternate benadryl and sudafed when I really need it. 

 

It's been a miserable winter!  We need summer NOW!!  LOL!

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