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~Weekly Chat Thread for June 7th-14th~

post #1 of 106
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My kids both slept in their beds (actually each others beds) all night so project get out of mine is coming along. There is so much more room with just husband and me.

I also found out that a dear friend who lost her baby midway through her last pregnancy is 14 weeks along and managed to skip the sick first tri to boot. Everything is looking well and I am thrilled for her.

I am having a bit of the realization that there are just two months left (65 days for me according to the bump). The things on my to do list are getting less and less pregnancy and more and more baby. At least I am finally hitting some of the golden time of pregnancy (since the first window was killed by Bee and I getting the plague) and am getting stuff done. Both housework, baby prep and fun sewing, as long as there is lots of sitting.

post #2 of 106
Thread Starter 

Oh and if you have one, wash your pack n play. I did and it took three soaks and it still was not all clean. The water after the first one was gross.

post #3 of 106

I've been MIA,  but I just caught up on the chat threads.

 

I'm glad everyone is feeling fairly well!

 

I've been pretty tired and grumpy, myself, but what can you do...

 

Anyone doing anything special for father's day?

post #4 of 106
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Originally Posted by LeighPF View Post

Oh and if you have one, wash your pack n play. I did and it took three soaks and it still was not all clean. The water after the first one was gross.

We ran into an acquaintance today and ended up taking her old pack n play. How do we clean it?

My pitting edema on my feet and ankles is disgusting and uncomfortable. We are having a garage sale tomorrow and then if weather permits, I'm heading to the pool.
post #5 of 106
Thread Starter 

I saw this on pintrest http://maryorganizes.com/2013/04/how-to-clean-used-baby-things/

I used some dish detergent (actually, the Trader Joe's stuff I use for the kids bubble baths) and in the first soak some oxygen bleach. I just put them in my tub and covered them with hot water and let them soak for a few hours. I did three soaks.

I set it up and put everything on the back porch to dry in the sun.

 

I washed the boppy, swing covers etc all in the washer on delicate and dried them on delicate in the dryer.

 

Now to do the cosleeper.

post #6 of 106

I need to get some washing started too! I haven't even done our diapers yet. They were put away clean of course but I'd like them to be freshened up.

 

I had an u/s yesterday. The tech measured mainly head, abdomen, femur and checked out fluid and other major organs. She didn't give me too many details but did say the baby will NOT be small lol she estimates it around 6 lbs already. So, I'm likely to have another big baby like DD. she did say that everything measures large though....not just abdomen, which is an indication of GD effects on baby. Maybe I just make big babies she said. I should hear from the GD doctor soon or at my next appt. with him.

post #7 of 106
I know they have you on high monitoring with the GD, But don't worry too much about size as determined by U/S. It's notoriously off. I do think some people make big babies, though. And if your DD was a big baby, then at least you know what to expect!
post #8 of 106
Carmen, I haven't washed diapers either. It's on my list for the next few weeks, though. Holy cow, we just have a ton of diapers! And the thought of washing/sunning all of them just wears me out. Ugh.
post #9 of 106
Leigh: thank you!

We had a garage sale today and managed to make $160+ and managed to unload out least desirable and most cumbersome junk on some poor suckers. It was a gorgeous day, so quite pleasant to spend it outside. Also managed to get bouncy chair n booster seat for free! In my ruthless attempt to get rid of things, DH suggested we repurpose small wooden filing cabinet/ chest of drawers for bebe. So now, I feel like we are getting somewhere, albeit slowly and more cheaply than expected.
post #10 of 106
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Carmen, I haven't washed diapers either. It's on my list for the next few weeks, though. Holy cow, we just have a ton of diapers! And the thought of washing/sunning all of them just wears me out. Ugh.

Word. And if we could actually get a full on sunny day on a weekend when I'm actually home, that would really, really help. *sigh*

We're having an unseasonably cool summer here and everyone thinks I asked for it. I did not. I really want to sit in a pool and it's too damn chilly.
post #11 of 106
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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

I know they have you on high monitoring with the GD, But don't worry too much about size as determined by U/S. It's notoriously off. I do think some people make big babies, though. And if your DD was a big baby, then at least you know what to expect!

Yeah, I agree. And I did say that to both nurses and tech - however, they said that the estimates have improved a lot over the years and that that is no longer as true. But yeah, I'm expecting this baby to be big regardless :)

post #12 of 106
Oh right. I need to wash all my million pounds of baby laundry. I need to sit down....

I had a regular pre-natal appointment and was talking to my OB about a picture I saw of him in the paper for doing an iron man. He and his wife, due two days after me, are endurance athletes. So the Iron Man he was in last week was a marathon+ 112 mile bike ride + 2.5 mile swim. He told me his wife did all except the marathon LAST WEEK! Seriously? I kind of wanted to die when I heard that. I feel exhausted after 8 hours of...nothing. Sitting. Walking two miles is no joke. Please tell me you're not all out there doing century rides. I'm so tired at the thought of doing extra laundry!
post #13 of 106
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post

Oh right. I need to wash all my million pounds of baby laundry. I need to sit down....

I had a regular pre-natal appointment and was talking to my OB about a picture I saw of him in the paper for doing an iron man. He and his wife, due two days after me, are endurance athletes. So the Iron Man he was in last week was a marathon+ 112 mile bike ride + 2.5 mile swim. He told me his wife did all except the marathon LAST WEEK! Seriously? I kind of wanted to die when I heard that. I feel exhausted after 8 hours of...nothing. Sitting. Walking two miles is no joke. Please tell me you're not all out there doing century rides. I'm so tired at the thought of doing extra laundry!

 

lol one of my midwives is the same. She did a 50K bike trip at 28 weeks. She's due 2 weeks after me. However, she was doing iron man and long distance running heavily before pregnant....that somehow made me feel better lol

post #14 of 106
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post

Oh right. I need to wash all my million pounds of baby laundry. I need to sit down....

I had a regular pre-natal appointment and was talking to my OB about a picture I saw of him in the paper for doing an iron man. He and his wife, due two days after me, are endurance athletes. So the Iron Man he was in last week was a marathon+ 112 mile bike ride + 2.5 mile swim. He told me his wife did all except the marathon LAST WEEK! Seriously? I kind of wanted to die when I heard that. I feel exhausted after 8 hours of...nothing. Sitting. Walking two miles is no joke. Please tell me you're not all out there doing century rides. I'm so tired at the thought of doing extra laundry!


Hahaha, not me! I agree, laundry or dishes are my big athletic accomplishments at the moment.

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Crafty-  Thank you for your posts tonight!  You have really made me giggle after a couple of tough and tired days (it only FEELS like I've been running marathons)!

post #16 of 106
My jaw hit the floor when my MW told me all pg women should be walking 2-3 miles a day. No IronMan for me; thanks! My goal is now 1mi/day, though I've gone closer to 2 miles at times. And I'll swim instead, some days, but laps only last until my arms and/or legs threaten to revolt - for good. So, yeah, exercise is awesome, but I'm never going to be one of THEM! lol.gif

Saw my MW tonight despite feeling sick. Almost 32, measuring 35 with an empty bladder (last couple times were with full bladder), and baby sounded great. My BP at first reading was drastically higher than it has been (it's been nicely low). Taking it again resulted in a lower reading (while lying down), so that's good, but it was still a good bit higher than it has been. So I really need to find my own cuff again and take it periodically as I usually do. For all I've been doing to improve my health, and as good as it's been consistently this pregnancy, the last thing I need is to have it shoot up! I know there are treatment options at home but I don't need more to think about! crap.gif
post #17 of 106
Thread Starter 

I was walking four until a few weeks ago getting Monkey to and from school, but that was split in two trips and often included a stop for lunch (often Chipotle) Now I am really liking not doing that. Aquasize at the gym is not nothing though. I did refuse a three mile walk to the farmers market for the best fresh donughts yesterday because DH wanted to hit the gym right after and not shop and use the stroller to haul it all home.

 

Heartburn is back for me, not bad, but there. And nausea if I am too hungry or too full. I had to explain to husband when I need to sit down with BH, I need to sit down NOW and I can't get the kids snacks, tv etc first.

 

I got Iggys crib skirt on. I realized a tablecloth from Ikea I had would be perfect and the perfect size. So I ripped it up and duct taped it on to the support board. Looks great, touches the floor. When we lower the crib it will adjust and it took me more planning time than doing. Plus Duct Tape is the key to a classy nursery. I also got all the little (and not so little) clothes put away so now I can use the crib to sort out all the home birth supplies.

post #18 of 106
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post

Oh right. I need to wash all my million pounds of baby laundry. I need to sit down....

I had a regular pre-natal appointment and was talking to my OB about a picture I saw of him in the paper for doing an iron man. He and his wife, due two days after me, are endurance athletes. So the Iron Man he was in last week was a marathon+ 112 mile bike ride + 2.5 mile swim. He told me his wife did all except the marathon LAST WEEK! Seriously? I kind of wanted to die when I heard that. I feel exhausted after 8 hours of...nothing. Sitting. Walking two miles is no joke. Please tell me you're not all out there doing century rides. I'm so tired at the thought of doing extra laundry!

 

Your OB isn't pregnant. An ironman is a great accomplishment for any athlete and I really respect it as a marathoner and ultramarathoner myself. I'm walking 3 miles most days and that is enough for me. With my singleton I ran a half marathon at 30 weeks and I am soooooooooo not there this time. I do hope to get back into shape as quickly as possible after delivery but no I'm not on a bike and my fans and light fixtures have cobwebs on them and I can't work up the ambition to clean them or cook some quinoa...blah. It takes a ton of energy to make a baby or babies!

post #19 of 106
I am doing very little exercise. I try to go to aqua aerobics 2x a week. And DH and I go for very slow short walks. Usually with Mexican Popsicles or snowcones as the bait that gets me off the couch.
post #20 of 106
I'm still at the gym 4-5 times a week, mostly walking the treadmill or cycling on the recumbent bike for 30 min. Sometimes I manage to get to aqua aerobics- and now it's being held in the outdoor pool- yay! I notice that on days that I do exercise, I am SO tired by lunchtime, then I usually take a nap while DD rests. It really is hard work growing a human!
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