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post #41 of 99
Heather, I love Moriah and especially the cute nickname of Mo. I *love* Ruth and would be using it myself except DH hates it. :-/ Still maybe I can get it in as a middle!

I have also been losing weight this pregnancy and even though I had a few to spare, I kind of feel like at this point some of my life force is being sucked away. The nausea is back and eating can be...difficult. I'm ready to eat already!!!
post #42 of 99
Thanks for the input! The misspelling/mispronunciation issue is definitely concerning me. But when looking at some others' meanings, they just didn't resonate as much. Naomi is close though. Glad there's still plenty of time to mull and consider!

Crafty, so sorry you are still sick! It's not fair. greensad.gif I've been grateful not to be throwing up as much (twice in the last couple weeks and with clear triggers, even if one was uncontrollable), but I'm struggling with eating now. Baby is high already so maybe that's a factor? Mine is not as bad as earlier but I'm having that dread of eating again, just because nothing appeals and then if I do eat, I can't finish, anyway. But if I don't eat enough I feel really horrid. It's not fun!! I hope you still see some improvement - soon!!
post #43 of 99
Heather- I really like Moriah. Also, what have been your thoughts/ feelings on having a son named Gabriel? We are considering that name this time around!

Crafty, Heather, I am sorry you are still sick. I am medicated, unable to wean down, and still throwing up several times a week. I'm just ready for it all to be over! But I just hit 24 weeks, so I have a ways to go... :-/
post #44 of 99
Thread Starter 

Morning sickness has been popping up here, too. Hugs to the other ladies that have it worse than I do. :(  

 

Question of the Day:  Are you toenails painted today?  What color are they?

 

My 5 year old daughter painted my toes (and I mean my TOES) a lovely reddish coral color.  Of course it is flip-flop season here, and snowing today where my aunties live.  

post #45 of 99
harmie-What A Sweet Daughter! Painted? Ha! I Finally Clipped Mine Two Days Ago, And Only Because I Was Getting A Massage, And Didn't Want To Gross The LMT out! smile.gif Do Any Of You Know Why My Android Keeps Capitalizing The First Letter In Each Word? It's Really Annoying.
post #46 of 99

QOTD:  Sadly no.  I should, I have a lovely rich purple that I like to use.  Up until the past year or so, my son always wanted to paint his toenails too, so we used to have a matching set.  Alas, the other boys at day care have clued him in that it's "something girls do".  *sigh*  At least I'm having a girl now.  orngtongue.gif

post #47 of 99

QOTD:  No nail polish here.  I'm not a girly girl at all, and prefer to be 'au naturale' for the most part (no make-up, polish, fancy hair, etc.).  I probably have painted toe nails once or twice a year, and there has to be serious motivation for me to do it.  :)
 

post #48 of 99
QOTD- I have some old polish on from an event I had to dress up for a couple of weeks ago. It is a really metallic silver. Maybe I will have dd get rid of it and re polish soon. She'd love it!
post #49 of 99

hola.gif sorry I haven't been on the chat threads much lately, work has been keeping me pretty busy.

 

Overall doing well except a mild cold and a bit of poison oak for all of us.  Apparently our babysitter has forgotten what it looks like. oops.gif

 

I've been busy looking for doulas, I have my pp doula lined up already, and am finishing interviews with birth doulas this week so should settle that pretty soon.  At first we didn't think we would need a doula, we managed fine without one last time, but my MIL was going to be available to take care of DS the whole time and now we're not sure about that.  DH had a huge fight with her last week.  They sort of made up before she left, but I think we all agreed we need to keep her visits much shorter in the future.

 

Last week at my MW visit got to meet the backup high-risk OB for the practice, he seemed really nice and low-key, that was reassuring.

 

Sorry to hear that some of you are still feeling quite sick. grouphug.gif  Bending over triggers it for me still but I have been fortunate otherwise.

 

QOTD: I gave up on painting nails a long time ago.  Takes too much time (I like to clip nails quite frequently), plus I was trying to find some non-toxic (or at least low) polish and they were expensive and didn't work that well (at least back then). 

post #50 of 99


Baby from last Fridays us. He still looks good. Measuring right along with date of conception. I had passed my glucose test and even though I am overweight I only have to do the test once this pregnancy!!
Was having a bad day yesterday. Had done some random errands and I guess was not drinking quite enough in the 97•f/37•c temp and couldn't make it through the grocery shopping trip. I was short of breath, hot, sweating, weak, and nauseous. Some other shopper helped me by getting some water. I eventually made it home but all night I was having kidney stone type twinges. Might be taking in too much calcium along with not enough water. Did not like feeling like that.
As for the question of the day, no point in colouring my nails when they are covered in stockings everyday.
post #51 of 99
Oh no, it sounds like our old nausea thread needs a reunion party, except none of us wants to party. Ha! Hugs to my fellow sickies HeatherB, songbird, and harmie. HeatherB, I swear when you describe your pregnancy, you are articulating my own and better than me.

QOTD: Nails not painted right now, but I mean to get a pedicure sometime soon. I just hit third tri on Monday (27 weeks, right?) and in my third trimester, I like to give myself a relaxing treat such as a massage or pedicure at least every two weeks.

Somegirl, I buy Butter of London brand polish from beautybar.com. It's about $14/bottle, comes in beautiful colors, and is absent the 3 major harmful chemicals in most polishes. Plus, it is really good polish that wears very well.

Stormikris, I have had similar problems with calcium. You might try the combined vitamin K2/D3. It helps your body absorb calcium appropriately and not send it to your kidneys.
post #52 of 99
QOTD: no polish here, but I really should have some on. DD3 dropped a metal canteen on my big toe nail a while back and now there is a gnarly bruise under it :/
post #53 of 99

Hope everyone feels better soon!  My heartburn has mostly abated, which has been nice.  I have been trying to drink a mixture of black strap molasses and ACV in iced water everyday, and I think that has been helpful.  Does anyone know how much room we have in there... I mean, like is baby still flipping around a lot or are they settling into a more regular position?  I think baby is breech, I am feeling LOTS of low movement and was wondering when to start thinking about helping to flip?   Or is it just too soon, and baby could spin right back around if s/he likes being head up?

 

QOTD:  No polish, ever really.  I think I let some little girls do my nails 5 years ago and that was the last time.

post #54 of 99
Crafty: thanks for the heads up on butter of london nail polish. I will also emulate your fortnightly pampering.

QOTD: no polish at the moment. These toes haven't seen the sun since August. I will get a fire engine red pedicure once the weather improves. I figure if I bare my toes to the world, they need need vast improvement.

I found Zumba exhausting today. And am now very envious of DH's beer.
post #55 of 99
I am also coveting husband's beer. He was supposed to get my library book on his beer run tonight, but went to the wrong library.
We joined a new gym this week, much nicer, and I go in for my fitness assessment lash machine intro tomorrow. Which should be fun since I m lready avoiding bending. They have a nice pool and aqua fit classes. Also child are and a nicely place to sit. And massages which I got a good intro deal on 6 hour long ones.

QOTD I think my wedding almost 9 years ago was the last tie I had painted nails. I am no good at the painting or the maintaining, so I just gave up.
post #56 of 99
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GraysMama View Post

harmie-What A Sweet Daughter! Painted? Ha! I Finally Clipped Mine Two Days Ago, And Only Because I Was Getting A Massage, And Didn't Want To Gross The LMT out! smile.gif Do Any Of You Know Why My Android Keeps Capitalizing The First Letter In Each Word? It's Really Annoying.

I'd trade my painted toes for a massage ANYday. Just found out the local massage school gives free massages the week of your birthday, and mine is in 2 weeks!  So a massage between Mother's day and my birthday it is!

 It made me chuckle that every word was capitalized.  :) 

Leigh- that gym sounds great! I love aqua fit classes. (especially while pregnant!) and I'm jealous of your massage package, too!

post #57 of 99

QDOT - no painted toes here. I tend to also go natural (no make-up, dreads, ect.) except for really special occasions. Nothing against it, I am just lazy! A massage sounds heavenly though!

 

DD2 has had a cold and isn't sleeping well so not much sleeping for anybody. She is getting better though. My midwife appointment was today and everything looks great except I am anemic. They gave me lots of good suggestions to fix it so I will work on that. DH was happy to find that steak was a reccommendation, lol.

 

Cardigan and Leigh - I am a bad momma and still have a single beer once in a while.hide.gif It has to be good beer though.wink1.gif

 

Stormi - glad to see baby is doing great, hope you feel better. Where is it 97F already?

post #58 of 99

Crafty, thanks for the polish recommendation!  I will check it out.  Pampering yourself regularly sounds like a great idea.
 

post #59 of 99
Crunchy in southern az. I don't know how I am going to manage the hotter temperatures to come lol.
post #60 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by songbirdsparkle View Post

Heather- I really like Moriah. Also, what have been your thoughts/ feelings on having a son named Gabriel? We are considering that name this time around!

Crafty, Heather, I am sorry you are still sick. I am medicated, unable to wean down, and still throwing up several times a week. I'm just ready for it all to be over! But I just hit 24 weeks, so I have a ways to go... :-/

We've been happy with the name Gabriel. It suits him. It's more common in SSA records than it is amongst people we know; we only run into it occasionally. Before he was born, someone not known for her discretion or class made a rude remark about the name (we didn't know gender and didn't announce names) being highly associated with a minority group. Umm, whatever. eyesroll.gif We occasionally run into Hispanics with the name but regardless of ethnicity, he always thinks it's cool to find someone else with the same name. We did have a couple of people who insisted on Gabe when he didn't like it (he says he tolerates it from his siblings now but still doesn't like it), and a grand-aunt who calls his Gabby (some old actor??) but never actually sees him. Most people can spell it and pronounce it, though we occasionally get "Gabrielle" or "Gabriella" - particularly in doctor's offices - as those are more common. So all-in-all, I'd say it's a great name. Go for it. thumb.gif

I'm so sorry you're still so sick! greensad.gif Hey, 24 is still on the downward side! That's only 2 weeks behind me and definitely felt good to hit! I wish I could offer more than a hug! hug.gif

QOTD: I have no nailpolish. Almost never do. I wouldn't mind getting a nice pedi, though! But no budget for it. Sigh.
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