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Weekly Chat ~ Mar 11 - Mar 17

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A few posts to start:
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Originally Posted by TwilightJoy View Post

Thanks N and Katie! Baby will be sleeping in our room, but we have a 2 story house so it sounds like I'll definitely need one for naptime when I'm down on the main floor.

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For camping (because it works at any distance and we often camp at group sites where the fire isn't right by our trailer) and for travel (so we don't have to pack our monitor) this app is really awesome if you our or DH/partner have an iphone.

I have an iPhone, but DH doesn't. How does that app work? I can't figure it out. Do you leave the iPhone with the baby? And then check it online? Or do we both need iPhones for it to work?
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NS, So glad that your DS seems to be happy at his new dayhome! 

Twilight, I find a monitor helpful at the beginning, especially if you have a two story house.  We never used a video one or anything but it's nice to have something.  Like you said, for naps and such.

Amlikam, I'm glad everything looked good when you went in.  And Ugh to the nurses comment!  Like Quinalla said, of course because they only see the ones that need to come in, not all the ones born at home wonderfully!  I had a nurse make a comment like that to me after my transfer and it really annoyed me.  

Well, our weekend went great!  DH and I had a really nice drive over to my grandparents and even got to stop for lunch half way at a restaurant we've wanted to try.  It was delish!  My grandpa is doing better than I expected.  While he is not fully recovered he is making fantastic progress.  He is not one to be complacent so he pushes himself which is great.  The weather was glorious and we drove though some very beautiful areas.  We didn't hit any weather in the mountains which was also a blessing.  The girls did great and we are all very happy to be back together!

Now I need to sit down and make a plan for our full week.  We need to take DHs aunt somewhere everyday this week which isn't a huge deal it just means I need to be a little more organized-probably a good thing!
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Originally Posted by TwilightJoy View Post

Thanks N and Katie! Baby will be sleeping in our room, but we have a 2 story house so it sounds like I'll definitely need one for naptime when I'm down on the main floor.

I have an iPhone, but DH doesn't. How does that app work? I can't figure it out. Do you leave the iPhone with the baby? And then check it online? Or do we both need iPhones for it to work?
No, you just need 1 iphone.  You leave the iphone in the room with babe, and then put in another number for the iphone to call to alert you when babe makes noise.  So it could be a landline, or another cell number. You can set the time babe beeds to make noise for, and for how long before you are alerted. 
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nstewart, good to know about that app, DH has an iphone so nice to have that if we even need it!

CoBaby, the weather was awesome here too this weekend too, low 60s on Saturday and low 70s on Sunday, so nice smile.gif Glad your Grandpa is doing pretty well and that the restaurant was tasty! Good luck with your planning for the week.

As I said, we had gorgeous weather this weekend, a nice taste of spring! Took DD for a stroller ride both days which was lovely. We also got the curtains for the baby room and put the rod and curtains up, just went with a silvery-grey as it goes well with the paint and will go well with the greyish-green carpet we picked. DH was antsy to get something done and it was the last thing we could do (except painting the baby room closet which he didn't want to do this weekend) before the carpet is in. DD has her newest movie obsession in Wreck it Ralph, though of course the little girl is her favorite character. She was running around pretending to be various people from the movie. The movie is quite good, especially if you are at all a video game fan, the previews did not do it justice at all! She slept well on Saturday, but last night she was up a couple times, seemed to be having bad dreams poor girl greensad.gif Oh well, with DST I would have been tired today anyway.

They should be getting our floor in the kitchen the first 2-3 days of this week and unless something comes in (carpet for upstairs, granite countertop or the doors) that may be all they do this week and then finish the rest next week. They are right on track with their schedule so far, so that's great, even a little ahead on getting the cabinet/draw pulls on since we had them. We should be getting our backsplash tile in today so we'll pick that up tonight, but they won't install it until after the countertops are in.

Babies are kicking and hiccuping and whatnot often. I think they are still in the same position, girl breech, boy vertex, but they seem to have enough room so hopefully baby girl will flip. I've been talking to her about it and doing the inversion from spinning babies to give her some more room, but we'll see! She's baby A (so she is first in line to come out) and I know my OB isn't comfortable doing a vaginal delivery unless she is vertex, there may be more leniency on baby B since they sometimes flip after baby A is out anyway.
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Ugh I am so distracted right now! Thursday and Friday I was soooo horrendously crabby and just could not deal with anything other than laying on the couch half asleep. DH actually had to come home halfway through the day on Friday to take care of DD because I could just not do it. Saturday he had to work and DD and I went to walmart for a few things and when I got back I had a big urge to poo. I pooped and then started getting ready to make brownies with DD when all of a sudden the baby just dropped! It felt like the baby was just riding an elevator down into my cervix. I just froze in the kitchen until it stopped, it was so weird!!! I put DD down for a nap a little later and laid on the couch for probably 40 minutes trying to figure out if I was in labor or not. I had some contrax but mostly it was just a strong pressure in my back, cervix, rectum area, and a weird sensation in my cervix that is hard to explain. I got up to pee and could hardly walk but the contrax stopped and I have only been having a handful or so of BH's everyday now. I had a major case of the waddles the rest of that day, though. Anyway, now I am 2 cm and I am sure I am effaced to some degree because my cervix is real low now. Both my other babies were so low to begin with I never felt any sort of dropping and I have never been dilated prior to labor before so this is new and both exciting and nerve wracking to me. But I will say it is cool to see my body getting ready for labor on it's own this time rather than just picking an induction date.

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Ugh I am so distracted right now! Thursday and Friday I was soooo horrendously crabby and just could not deal with anything other than laying on the couch half asleep. DH actually had to come home halfway through the day on Friday to take care of DD because I could just not do it. Saturday he had to work and DD and I went to walmart for a few things and when I got back I had a big urge to poo. I pooped and then started getting ready to make brownies with DD when all of a sudden the baby just dropped! It felt like the baby was just riding an elevator down into my cervix. I just froze in the kitchen until it stopped, it was so weird!!! I put DD down for a nap a little later and laid on the couch for probably 40 minutes trying to figure out if I was in labor or not. I had some contrax but mostly it was just a strong pressure in my back, cervix, rectum area, and a weird sensation in my cervix that is hard to explain. I got up to pee and could hardly walk but the contrax stopped and I have only been having a handful or so of BH's everyday now. I had a major case of the waddles the rest of that day, though. Anyway, now I am 2 cm and I am sure I am effaced to some degree because my cervix is real low now. Both my other babies were so low to begin with I never felt any sort of dropping and I have never been dilated prior to labor before so this is new and both exciting and nerve wracking to me. But I will say it is cool to see my body getting ready for labor on it's own this time rather than just picking an induction date.

 

Wow Bailey!! I am not sure what your hope is, but I am sending stay put vibes for a little longer for you. My DD was like 4-6 weeks eary (somewhere in there) and soooo tiny when she was born. I know the longer they cook, the better (to a point.) I have been having cntx on and off. Mostly BH though some have been questionable. I am still closed up and tucked back (as closed as I can be with this not my first pregnancy.) 

I too spent the weekend on the couch Friday-Sunday. There was a snow day on Friday so DD was home with me, she did good and let me rest a lot. (She mostly stayed out of trouble as well.) Friday night I went in for a NST because the babe wasn't moving - still trying to figure out what was up, but he is bouncing around now a-ok. Fighting a horribel cold and I think I am running a fever. UGH

 

Just crappy all over feeling. All I want to do is put PJs on and snuggle in bed with the hubs. (Who is probably getting this nasty thing too.)

 

Otherwise I am feeling annoyed at my illness and hope it will be better by this weekend as I am supposed to be singing with a group of friends to record a CD to listen to during labor. I hope my voice isn't so butchered by then!

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Wow Bailey, I also hope bub stays put a bit longer for you.  Seems like something is going on, between measuring so far ahead and now baby dropping.  Maybe it was just position change and some coincidences in terms of timing?  I've also been having BHs fairly regularly, for some time now.  Some of them are pretty uncomfortable, but they are not labour contractions for sure.  I haven't even tried to check my cervix because I haven't checked it all pregnancy so I won't have any frame of reference and I know I could be dialated and go past my EDD or not be and deliver early. 

 

Bailey and aklikam, I hope you both feel better soon.

 

Katie, sounds like things are cruising along!  That's great!  It's nice you have been able to enjoy some spring like weather.  We've mostly had snow but it was nice this weekend and is again today.  I am so desperatly ready for spring!!

 

We had a good weekend.  Had friends over for dinner on Saturday, which meant cleaning the house from top to bottom.  It was truly a disaster as I've had no energy the last couple weeks and can barely bring myself to do the bare minimum around the house.  So thank goodness for company, as it got my bathrooms cleaned, my floors washed, my house dusted...etc.  I tried a recipe for this dangerously good hasselback garlic cheese bread I'd pinned ages ago, and it was SO YUMMY and really very easy.  And I'm sure has almost no  calories in it either (I wish!).  Before you click on the link, be warned...you will want to make and eat it! 

 

DS was in quite a mood all weekend.  I think this is what they mean by terrible twos??  It was like nothing was right, even when we gave him exactly what he wanted, and there were lots of tears no matter what we did.  Saturday night when our friends were over DH and I were barely able to visit because we were busy trying to get him to share something, anything with our friends little guy, who DS is actually good friends with (they go to the same parent and tot as us on Friday's, and my friend watched DS last week as we were making the dayhome switch, etc.)  If Theo had it, DS wanted it.  If Theo gave it to DS, DS wanted whatever he picked up next.  Anyway, all I wonder is how long this little stage will last....

 

Quiet day at work so far...I can't believe I only have 6 weeks of work left, and only 25 actual days of work!  That is going to come fast, and babe is JUST around the corner from that.

 

Oh, question for any mamas who have done a HB before...did you have anything to manage nausea?  When I had DS the nausea was way worse than the pain for me (so it was pretty bad).  When I got to the hospital I was given Zofran by the doctor on call in triage, and it worked like a charm.  My midwife doesn't have Zofran, and I don't think that gravol works as well and I don't want to be drowsy.  Should I try to get a script for Zofran or what did you all do to manage nausea (if anyone had pretty severe nausea)?

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BaileyB, I hoe everything is going well! I remember having a lot more pressure after DD dropped too, hopefully your babe is just nice and engaged and will wait until a bit later to actually make an appearance! Sorry you are feeling so crabby, I hate that and I've definitely had my grumpy-pregnant-lady moments this time around!

amlikam, sorry you are sick, I hope you feel better soon and at least in time for making your CD (that sounds really cool!)

nstewart, yeah, the spring weather really lifted my spirits, so nice to be able to enjoy the outside and air out the house. I have to laugh a bit about thank goodness for company, I'm the same way where it is about the only time I can really motivate myself to do some of that deep cleaning. That garlic bread, OMG, I am glad I don't have access to an oven right now smile.gif Sounds like fun with DS, it's a toddler thing, with DD often she can't figure out what she wants, but it is definitely whatever other people have and/or not what you just got her! Not sure about nausea, ginger maybe? I always take Dramamine for motion sickness (when not pregnant of course), but that probably isn't ok during labor and not sure if it would help with plain old nausea, but I've never really looked into it.

So glad the day is almost over, I'm ready to go home and be lazy! Hopefully DD used the potty every time at daycare today, last week she had 3 days in a row of accidents and they seemed to be defiant/acting out kind of accidents which are extra frustrating (I don't mind the ones that happen because she gets busy and distracted so much). Her teachers think it may be related to the babies coming soon, could be, and they asked me to let them know when we got things more set up as that might trigger more behavior with her and they want to make sure to be extra gentle with her during that time. She has definitely wanted to be babied more recently and is wanting to pretend to be a baby more, so it's probably all related. We've been trying to gently encourage her to be a big girl and showing and explaining all the advantages.

Going to pick up our backsplash tile tonight, just need to pick out and buy a bag of grout to match and electrical outlets for the kitchen (we could reuse what is there, but DH wants new ones which is fine with me). Last things we are going to have to get for the remodel, just waiting on things to come in. Got word that the granite countertop will be in next Monday so they will install it then and the backsplash tile will go up Tuesday or Wednesday after that.
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Ugh I am so distracted right now! Thursday and Friday I was soooo horrendously crabby and just could not deal with anything other than laying on the couch half asleep. DH actually had to come home halfway through the day on Friday to take care of DD because I could just not do it. Saturday he had to work and DD and I went to walmart for a few things and when I got back I had a big urge to poo. I pooped and then started getting ready to make brownies with DD when all of a sudden the baby just dropped! It felt like the baby was just riding an elevator down into my cervix. I just froze in the kitchen until it stopped, it was so weird!!! I put DD down for a nap a little later and laid on the couch for probably 40 minutes trying to figure out if I was in labor or not. I had some contrax but mostly it was just a strong pressure in my back, cervix, rectum area, and a weird sensation in my cervix that is hard to explain. I got up to pee and could hardly walk but the contrax stopped and I have only been having a handful or so of BH's everyday now. I had a major case of the waddles the rest of that day, though. Anyway, now I am 2 cm and I am sure I am effaced to some degree because my cervix is real low now. Both my other babies were so low to begin with I never felt any sort of dropping and I have never been dilated prior to labor before so this is new and both exciting and nerve wracking to me. But I will say it is cool to see my body getting ready for labor on it's own this time rather than just picking an induction date.

Wow! That's something! It's so interesting to me how each pregnancy and labor are so different. Keep us posted!

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We had a good weekend.  Had friends over for dinner on Saturday, which meant cleaning the house from top to bottom.  It was truly a disaster as I've had no energy the last couple weeks and can barely bring myself to do the bare minimum around the house.  So thank goodness for company, as it got my bathrooms cleaned, my floors washed, my house dusted...etc.  I tried a recipe for this dangerously good hasselback garlic cheese bread I'd pinned ages ago, and it was SO YUMMY and really very easy.  And I'm sure has almost no  calories in it either (I wish!).  Before you click on the link, be warned...you will want to make and eat it!   Trying not to think about this bread- I've been craving garlic bread with cheese ... though I haven't indulged.

 

DS was in quite a mood all weekend.  I think this is what they mean by terrible twos??  It was like nothing was right, even when we gave him exactly what he wanted, and there were lots of tears no matter what we did.  Saturday night when our friends were over DH and I were barely able to visit because we were busy trying to get him to share something, anything with our friends little guy, who DS is actually good friends with (they go to the same parent and tot as us on Friday's, and my friend watched DS last week as we were making the dayhome switch, etc.)  If Theo had it, DS wanted it.  If Theo gave it to DS, DS wanted whatever he picked up next.  Anyway, all I wonder is how long this little stage will last....  Sounds average for the age. Sometimes me and my friends would just let the kids work it out, as long as everyone was using nice hands..... (meaning not hitting or biting). DD has always beenthey type to say whatever at that age and now at 4.5 really "speaks" up for what she wants. I sometimes wish she was more like that at 2.....  blush.gif

 

Oh, question for any mamas who have done a HB before...did you have anything to manage nausea?  When I had DS the nausea was way worse than the pain for me (so it was pretty bad).  When I got to the hospital I was given Zofran by the doctor on call in triage, and it worked like a charm.  My midwife doesn't have Zofran, and I don't think that gravol works as well and I don't want to be drowsy.  Should I try to get a script for Zofran or what did you all do to manage nausea (if anyone had pretty severe nausea)?  All I can suggest is eating something "farmers breakfast" in early labor and snack lightly when you can; hydration (ugh I know); peppermint essential oils or citrus (depending on your mood) and those Sea Bands that go on pressure points?

 

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nstewart, yeah, the spring weather really lifted my spirits, so nice to be able to enjoy the outside and air out the house. I have to laugh a bit about thank goodness for company, I'm the same way where it is about the only time I can really motivate myself to do some of that deep cleaning. I try to schedule company for this reason alone (because I don't always like company over.) 

So glad the day is almost over, I'm ready to go home and be lazy! Hopefully DD used the potty every time at daycare today, last week she had 3 days in a row of accidents and they seemed to be defiant/acting out kind of accidents which are extra frustrating (I don't mind the ones that happen because she gets busy and distracted so much). Her teachers think it may be related to the babies coming soon, could be, and they asked me to let them know when we got things more set up as that might trigger more behavior with her and they want to make sure to be extra gentle with her during that time. She has definitely wanted to be babied more recently and is wanting to pretend to be a baby more, so it's probably all related. We've been trying to gently encourage her to be a big girl and showing and explaining all the advantages. Could you try telling her she will always be your special first born and how that is such an honor to have? Instead of the "big girl"? With DD we have talked about her being older and how the baby will need more time at first just like we gave her, but I try to let her know the best I am able that even though the baby will need a love of my energy to start that she will always be my special one. I also let her know she will also still get cuddles and love and attention too. that my heart is big enough. IDK, just a thought. It is so tough. She's been climbing into bed more with us.  

Going to pick up our backsplash tile tonight, just need to pick out and buy a bag of grout to match and electrical outlets for the kitchen (we could reuse what is there, but DH wants new ones which is fine with me). Last things we are going to have to get for the remodel, just waiting on things to come in. Got word that the granite countertop will be in next Monday so they will install it then and the backsplash tile will go up Tuesday or Wednesday after that. I am living vicariously thought you... seriously. bag.gif
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Katie and amlikam, DS is doing the baby thing too.  He likes to pretend to be a baby sometimes, and DH and I are letting him act it all out.  I don't know if this is good, or bad...Sometimes he wants DH to hold him like a baby and rock him, or he'll want to pretend to nurse (even though I still nurse him!)...I do also try to reinforce some parts of being a big boy at the same time (like what big boys can do that babies can't).  I'm hoping that if he has the opportunity to act it out before the baby comes he'll be less inclined to do it once the baby is here???  He is also wanting to climb into bed more often and is really all about mommy moot (nursing) lately.  That has me a bit worried, not because I mind nursing him but because I know that the babe is going to be in our bed and is going to need to have priority in the moot department...I don't know if I should re-night wean him now, or not....

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Katie, That is exciting that you get to pick up your tile tonight!  Do you feel like you are more tired this pregnancy (with twins) than with the last?  My DD2 has had a hard time with some of the "big girl" things too.  Mostly when we got rid of her pacifier-she still wanted to be a little girl then.  Ha.  Usually some extra snuggles and maybe a date with just Mommy or Daddy helped.

 

NS, My midwife gave me a homeopathic for vomiting during labor but I can't remember what it was for the life of me.  Google might turn it up and you might ask your midwife.  I still puked though so I am not sure how much it really worked.

Don't you love that about company?  It's so good to have motivation for a clean house.  I am friends with someone on facebook whose house look spotless every time she posts a picture.  I am dumbfounded.

 

Bailey, Oh I hope baby will stay in there another month at least! When do you go for your next appt.?  I know you have been having some big jumps in growth-could that possibly be related to the Dandy Walkers?

 

Amlikim, Hope you are feeling better soon!

 

Nothing really to report here.  I feel like I am living vicariously through my friends right now since they are closer to having their babies.  Ha. 

I feel like we spent much of today trying to re-establish boundaries with the kids.  Since they were at the ILs for the weekend it was all about keeping them happy and what they wanted.  Eh, not real life.  I try to be understanding but sometimes we need to get certain things done.

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amlikam, yeah me too, I actually like to schedule company since it "makes" me clean. Yeah, I've been trying to make the point to her that she will always be my girl. I think she gets it, but her brain just always seems to be going a mile a minute, so I'm trying to comfort her and cuddle her and be gentle, but also to gently remind her of expectations. She seems to be doing better this week though she still woke up last night needing cuddles for awhile, I did manage to keep her in her bed which was good I think. Haha, my brother (he's a grad student with an almost 1-year-old and his wife just quite work) says the same thing about living vicariously. DH and I have been very fortunate to have such good, steady careers and I think we also did a good job making choices to live mostly below our means, but again, we're very privileged to be able to make that choice even!

nstewart, yeah, I'm not sure what's best either, I'm trying to not encourage it, but also to be gentle about it and give her extra cuddles and stuff when I can. She keeps wanting me to hold her too, so I will sit down and hold her even though it isn't as good in her mind, it's something!

CoBaby, yup got the tile, I really like how it looks, think it will be very nice looking once everything is in! I definitely feel more tired this time, I know part of it is that I have a toddler, but I do think at least half of it is due to carrying two babies instead of one. I feel pretty good, but I just tire so much faster doing anything and really need to sit/lay down at times and not just during the 1st trimester fatigue times where I think everyone has those moments.

Got our backsplash tile last night, it looks great, now we just need to get some grout, I think we will probably do grey as that will go well with the tile and isn't white (white grout always becomes grey after a little bit anyway!) DD had a good day at daycare yesterday, so that's good, she napped and used the potty. She still woke up last night ~2am and needed a lot of cuddles and songs to go back to sleep, but I did get her to go back to sleep in her bed which was worth the extra time. Hey and I can practice my squatting and tailor sitting next to her little toddler bed too :P

I have an appointment with my OB tomorrow, but it should be routine. I also weighed myself this morning and as I suspected, I've actually lost a couple pounds! So I'm going to work on eating more this week as my appetite is waning, but I need to keep growing these babies, so more snacks and protein shakes.
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Hey ladies.

 

Is anyone else sooo tired? I'm staying on top of the iron but I think I just need more sleep. This past weekend we visited my mother for the whole weekend, so I had probably less than optimal nutrition, and a good friend visited Fri pm, so I ended up staying up til 2am (!!!) and then was up at 7 for class. I had such a killer headache by 2pm ... and Sunday I was a wreck for the first half of the day. It ended well though. DP replaced the camera he let go into the ocean a year or so ago, I LOVE IT, and it eases my anxiety about getting enough pics of DD/DD2/pregnancy/birth. I am such a picture taker. Then I spoke to my church's teen group about pregnancy and birth, and it was SO GREAT. They had such awesome questions and I was able to be candid. It was awesome  :)  They gave me a gift bag with onesies for DD2 and a really cool light up shamrock tiara for DD for letting them 'borrow' me. So great.

 

So yeah, I'm dragging today, but I think I just need more sleep. Will be going to bed at 8/8:30 with DD for the rest of the week. This weekend will be another whirlwind- we are going down to family Friday night (an hour away) and staying over into Sunday. Saturday I have class all day then out with my mom to the Stone Forge just the two of us, which I'm really looking forward to. And Sunday we go to the St Pattys day parade with my extended fam, which is great for DD- she has lots of cousins (second cousins really) to play with there, and the parade is always fun.

 

I am trying to plan ahead a little more with food/sleep so I don't end up feeling like crap like last weekend. 

 

Pregnancy wise I'm feeling pretty good. I need to stretch more and my lower right back is hurting me, looking forward to starting chiro care next week. Baby went back to vertex but then flipped back up. I'm feeling okay about it though- I figure she's not ready for birth yet because it isn't time. So why worry? I know the chiro care will help, too.

 

Loving that Spring starts next week!

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Hey Mamas!

 

Had a sick kiddo this weekend, ended up keeping her home from school yesterday. Hoping nobody else gets the germs, especially me! Getting ready for our vacation this week, we fly out early Thursday. Hoping I don't swell on the plane, have plans to walk as much as I can and drink lots of water. Very much looking fwd to being in warm weather and water! Also excited to see my family.

 

I've been getting more tired than usual lately too, not consistently, but now and then I am surprised that I am tired. Must be the stage, these babies are growing a lot!

 

Starting to accumulate a bunch of things for the baby, so that is nice. Someone gave us an infant carseat with 2 bases and a stroller. I wasn't wanting a bucket, but hey, I'll take it for free! DH and I came to a compromise and decided to use g diapers which we both feel good about, so I am happy we have a decision. I really like that the inserts are flushable.

 

Anyway, I need to get back to work. I read thru all the posts but don't have the time/energy to respond to all, but I hope all is well in your worlds.

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Hey Mamas!

 

Had a sick kiddo this weekend, ended up keeping her home from school yesterday. Hoping nobody else gets the germs, especially me! Getting ready for our vacation this week, we fly out early Thursday. Hoping I don't swell on the plane, have plans to walk as much as I can and drink lots of water. Very much looking fwd to being in warm weather and water! Also excited to see my family.

 

I've been getting more tired than usual lately too, not consistently, but now and then I am surprised that I am tired. Must be the stage, these babies are growing a lot!

 

Starting to accumulate a bunch of things for the baby, so that is nice. Someone gave us an infant carseat with 2 bases and a stroller. I wasn't wanting a bucket, but hey, I'll take it for free! DH and I came to a compromise and decided to use g diapers which we both feel good about, so I am happy we have a decision. I really like that the inserts are flushable.

 

Anyway, I need to get back to work. I read thru all the posts but don't have the time/energy to respond to all, but I hope all is well in your worlds.

Great Sheryl, I'm glad you and DH have found a compromise!  Just be a bit careful with flusing the liners...If you have old plumbing it doesn't hold up to well to some purportedly "flushable" products (speaking from experience and also from what I've heard from others).  I hope DD is better soon! Have an awesome time with family!

 

Thanks everyone for the nausea advice.  I will talk to my MW at my appointment tomorrow and see what her thoughts are.  I know pharmacists can also give scripts for some things here now, and my BIL is a pharmacist so I can see if zofran is on the list.  Not that it's a big deal to go to the Dr., mine just happens to be on vacation starting in two weeks and is gone for a month! 

 

Co, I hope the girls are back on track soon.  It's so hard when their routines change (or "rules") it really does take some time to get them back on track.

 

Katie, yay for the tile!  Yes, we found out the hard way about white grout.  Never again! lol.  I'm glad that your DD had a better day/night yesterday.

 

OM, it sounds like you had a nice time presenting to your church group.  Very cool.  Also how awesome to have a new camera!  We bought an SLR at Christmas (instead of exchanging gifts) and I really like it, but need to get in the habit of taking more pictures.  I am SO bad about it.  Also, I am also feeling tired these days.  Last week was worse than this week.  I could barely make myself prepare supper (by "prepare" I mostly mean warming up left-overs or soup I had in the freezer!) before crashing on the couch.  I even made sure to be in bed by 9:30 most nights.  This week is better, but I'm still a bit tired.  I was 32 weeks last week, will be 33 weeks tomorrow.  I don't know if that's maybe a "growth spurt" week?

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Ugh I just can't believe this.  DH and I are both still in shock.

 

We got an email late last night (after 11 pm, so I was already knocked out).  The house we are moving into in 3 days STILL has a tenant in it!  We are supposed to start moving Friday but that has been canceled and we don't know when we will be able (or if at all) to move.  The owner 'says' they are starting legal proceedings if the tenant isn't out by Friday.  But that could take 30 days!  I can't wait 30 days to move, I'll be 35 weeks, (absolutely positive I will go into labor shortly thereafter to, just because that's life - oh and I had DD at 36 weeks).

 

Today I spent a large part of my day crying in frustration as I realized all the things that have to change and be canceled because of this.  And of course there are plane tickets involved and visits from family...it's just beyond comprehension.  We will also be losing most of our moving help that was coming from friends...  

 

Tomorrow will be a decision day.  Do we wait for it, or move into this other house they are offering, sight unseen but at the same price or do we go to a shorter term apartment that costs 20% more and would mean we have to buy a house in 6 months?  There are almost no other rentals in the area right now.  This tenant has apparently been an issue the whole time, and they didn't warn us or tell us.  She was supposed to be out March 1st.  I have a problem trusting that this is going to happen and trusting that the owner will make it happen on time.  We had to cancel the appointment to see the place twice because of the tenant.  I should have known then.

 

 gloomy.gif  I feel like I have a storm cloud following me.

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Ugh I just can't believe this.  DH and I are both still in shock.

 

We got an email late last night (after 11 pm, so I was already knocked out).  The house we are moving into in 3 days STILL has a tenant in it!  We are supposed to start moving Friday but that has been canceled and we don't know when we will be able (or if at all) to move.  The owner 'says' they are starting legal proceedings if the tenant isn't out by Friday.  But that could take 30 days!  I can't wait 30 days to move, I'll be 35 weeks, (absolutely positive I will go into labor shortly thereafter to, just because that's life - oh and I had DD at 36 weeks).

 

Today I spent a large part of my day crying in frustration as I realized all the things that have to change and be canceled because of this.  And of course there are plane tickets involved and visits from family...it's just beyond comprehension.  We will also be losing most of our moving help that was coming from friends...  

 

Tomorrow will be a decision day.  Do we wait for it, or move into this other house they are offering, sight unseen but at the same price or do we go to a shorter term apartment that costs 20% more and would mean we have to buy a house in 6 months?  There are almost no other rentals in the area right now.  This tenant has apparently been an issue the whole time, and they didn't warn us or tell us.  She was supposed to be out March 1st.  I have a problem trusting that this is going to happen and trusting that the owner will make it happen on time.  We had to cancel the appointment to see the place twice because of the tenant.  I should have known then.

 

 gloomy.gif  I feel like I have a storm cloud following me.

:(

 

why did DD come at 36 weeks?

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hug2.gif Jacqueline. That's so unfortunate! Sending calm vibes your way. I'm sure you and your DH will make the best decisions for the situation.

I would put pressure on the owner and make sure they start legal proceedings, and then move into your house sometime within the next 30 days. Hopefully the tenant will be out soon!
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Ugh I just can't believe this.  DH and I are both still in shock.

 

We got an email late last night (after 11 pm, so I was already knocked out).  The house we are moving into in 3 days STILL has a tenant in it!  We are supposed to start moving Friday but that has been canceled and we don't know when we will be able (or if at all) to move.  The owner 'says' they are starting legal proceedings if the tenant isn't out by Friday.  But that could take 30 days!  I can't wait 30 days to move, I'll be 35 weeks, (absolutely positive I will go into labor shortly thereafter to, just because that's life - oh and I had DD at 36 weeks).

 

Today I spent a large part of my day crying in frustration as I realized all the things that have to change and be canceled because of this.  And of course there are plane tickets involved and visits from family...it's just beyond comprehension.  We will also be losing most of our moving help that was coming from friends...  

 

Tomorrow will be a decision day.  Do we wait for it, or move into this other house they are offering, sight unseen but at the same price or do we go to a shorter term apartment that costs 20% more and would mean we have to buy a house in 6 months?  There are almost no other rentals in the area right now.  This tenant has apparently been an issue the whole time, and they didn't warn us or tell us.  She was supposed to be out March 1st.  I have a problem trusting that this is going to happen and trusting that the owner will make it happen on time.  We had to cancel the appointment to see the place twice because of the tenant.  I should have known then.

 

 gloomy.gif  I feel like I have a storm cloud following me.

 

 

hug2.gif Oh wow!!! that is so challenging!!! I am not sure if your state has tenant rights, if so it could take up to 6+ months for the house to clear if the current owner didn't notify the renters just right!!! WHAT a pain!!! I would go check the other house out AND get an inspector in it if you can- insisting the seller pay for an inspector of your choice. I wouldn't buy sight unseen myself but I would consider the property (who knows maybe you will love it more.) ALSO I would barter something out of this deal. Who knows what the house will look like if the tenants are evicted... they might not make it look pretty....

 

I had DD at 35/36 weeks too... this kind of stress is not what a mama needs who is gestating a little bean!!! Oh I hope it all works out perfectly.... so you can be nesting in your new home soon!

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OtherMother, I'm pretty tired too, but mostly because I'm waking up so much at night between peeing, uncomfortable-ness and DD! Sounds like lack of sleep is probably getting you too, good plan to try and catch up this week. That's awesome about the new camera smile.gif and the talk at the church youth group sounds like it went well.

adventuregirl, nice score on the baby stuff! Even if you don't end up carrying the bucket around, I do think they are nice as they just fit newborns better. Glad you came to a good compromise on the diapers, that should work well and if DH sees they aren't too bad, maybe you'll be able to move to a different cloth diapering system if he is cool with it.

nstewart, yeah, white grout = bad idea IMO. It's nice to have family that can get you drugs and drug advice, I know I like having my Dad & sister (My Dad did pharmacy & dental school and is a dentist and my sister did pharmacy too) available for questions and drugs if I would ever really need them and couldn't get them from a doctor for some reason.

jacqueline, oh no, I'm so sorry greensad.gif I would definitely not take another place sight unseen, but I would tell them to get you in there right away so you can see it as that might be the best option! Ugh, I can't imagine trying to wait on a renter who might take 30 days to move out, but I'm sure you don't want to move and then move again in 6 months either! And all the plane tickets and everything else having to be canceled, bleh greensad.gif I hope it works out somehow and I hope your baby stays put a little longer than last time so you are able to get things done!

OB appointment went well, did a quick ultrasound as she was having trouble getting baby girl's HB, not that I was worried, I can feel them both moving distinctly multiple times a day. Baby boy is still head down on the right, but baby girl has got her butt in my pelvis with her head on the right and feet on the left eyesroll.gif but maybe she's in the process of moving to get her head in, I hope so! I did have to wait awhile for my appointment, but stuff happens and they rarely make me wait, so oh well! They had their heads together again which was cute smile.gif

DD did not wake up last night, so that was good, though I woke up plenty myself. Hopefully she has another good day, she's been doing well this week, but she is definitely thinking about the babies and everything else a lot based on things she will say out of the blue. It really is fascinating trying to work out what she is thinking smile.gif

Oh hey and there is a BH! Been having them a tad more frequently, but still no more than 1 an hour and maybe 3-4 a day, so nothing worrisome.

My boss is out sick for the rest of the week, so that will make things busier here, fun fun!
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JacquelineJ, that is awful. The last thing you needed... I will be thinking of you and waiting for updates.

 

I had my first baby dream last night - a boy we named Rowan - he was talking and walking and in the dream I asked him, how old are you again? When he said "4 weeks" I thought "oh no! I haven't been breastfeeding him at all and he's so young still!" .... ooooooo kaaaaaaay

 

I am finally getting on the ball with baby stuff now that most of the apartment stuff and bureaucracy of moving countries is settled. We bought baby clothes (onesies of various sleeve and leg lengths), for one! DH has been reading up about cosleeping, as neither of us wanted him to just 'take my word' that it was a good idea; we're going to discuss tonight. I've been researching cloth diaper systems - thinking we'll probably stick to flats and prefolds as we don't have a dryer - and baby carriers. I discovered to my great surprise and delight (this is a pretty small town) that there's a local retailer who has both of the soft structured carriers we're considering - Ergo and Manduca - as well as tons of cloth diapering stuff for me to see in person (will probably buy used but I need to see some of the possibilities first, also make sure I'm translating the terms correctly so I don't buy something unexpected online).  Also looked up about 'making' a stretchy wrap for the newborn stage. I didn't bring my sewing machine but it seems like with a stretchy/jersey wrap you don't even need one. Anyone done that before?

 

And I just did a prenatal yoga video, which felt aMAZing and made me wish I'd been doing it for months!

 

All y'all with your 35-36 weekers ... ok, I have been so focused on being ok with going long that I next-to-never think about an early baby. I'm not ready - stay in, baby! Tons of stuff left to do! Although I suppose even that is still a month away. :)

 

Hope everyone has a good day today <3

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