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~Weekly Chat Thread for June 15th-21st~

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Another of my friends is expecting for December so we had a champagne playdate for her, which again, lasted way longer than planned because non of us wanted to go home. But now I have more babies to find time to sew something for. But it also means more of Monkey's friends will have baby sisters and that is pretty cool.

 

Husband took the kids out this morning and in the quite I got Iggy's quilt trimmed, binding made and half of it bound. Trying a new method and it is working really well.

post #2 of 69

What are you doing for the binding?  That is my least favorite part, any way to make it feel easier might get the rest of those quilt tops I have turned into actual quilts!

post #3 of 69
Is a champagne play date just what it sounds like? The kids play and the moms drink champagne? I have been missing out!
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Sounds interesting! Though I don't drink and can't stand champagne. lol.gif

Anyone else dealing with night sweats? I seem to sweat all night and also when napping. Ugh. I need to find a lighter blanket as just a sheet is not enough but I guess the light quilt is too much. Wish there was something more I could do! Especially being on call for a birth where my big fear is being smelly, but wanting to get plenty of rest before it's time. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post

Is a champagne play date just what it sounds like? The kids play and the moms drink champagne? I have been missing out!


exactly!

post #6 of 69
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I am trying this "magic" binding and so far it is living up to the name

http://pinterest.com/pin/185773553351874946/

post #7 of 69

Leigh, that looks awesome!  I will definitely try that.  And I wish my quilting looked that pretty, but my machine isn't that fancy...

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Anyone else dealing with night sweats? I seem to sweat all night and also when napping. Ugh. I need to find a lighter blanket as just a sheet is not enough but I guess the light quilt is too much. Wish there was something more I could do! Especially being on call for a birth where my big fear is being smelly, but wanting to get plenty of rest before it's time. redface.gif
Me!! I wake up sweaty each night while my DH is wrapped up in a comforter and long pajamas! Ack!
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Me!! I wake up sweaty each night while my DH is wrapped up in a comforter and long pajamas! Ack!
Here too! I sleep in shorts and a tank without any blankets and a fan directly on me, while the mister is shivering under 2 quilts.

Other (good)news: I had my husband retrieve the thing that bit my chin from the DustBuster. It is not a cockroach but a beetle. We scrubbed the house from top to bottom yesterday nevertheless so now are v relieved to have very clean, and possibly roach free home.
post #10 of 69

cardigan-  What a relief!!!

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Phew, not a cockroach!!!

 

I don't get night sweats until after baby (like for the first monthish I wake up soaking the bed), but I do find that pregnancy makes me super temperature sensitive.  At night that manifests in not being able to get comfortable temperature-wise.  Blanket on, I am too hot.  Blanket off, I am freezing.  Even shoving feet and arms out, it just doesn't work.  I do know for me this is a symptom of not getting enough water.  I hate this part of the pregnancy because I need tons of water at night but if I drink tons of water, I am up all with BHs and peeing.  But I do love that baby has popped out forward so she's not hurting my ribs quite as much.  Phew.

 

OMG, it's really hitting me that I'm going to have another baby.  Just another 8-10 weeks likely and I'll have another baby (I'm 30 weeks as of yesterday and my last two came at 38 and 39 weeks).

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I had something really weird happen to me this weekend.   If you remember I posted on Friday that I had been sick with a fever, achy all over including on my skin.  DH suggested that I try a heating pad, so I used one for a few minutes just on a couple of spots on my ribs and my back.  It's just one of those microwaveable clay packs, I didn't have it too hot, and only put it on over 3 layers of clothing (sweatshirt, t-shirt, tank).  I didn't lie down with it or anything, and this is the same hot pack that I used extensively on my face without issue a few months ago when I had an ear and sinus infection.
 

Anyway, I didn't notice anything at the time, but Friday night during my shower I found what looked like a weird rash on my back, side, and under my boob, and it kept getting worse on Saturday.  DH says it looks like I have 2nd degree burns and it certainly feels like that, I am in major pain. greensad.gif   Linking to a picture because it might be a bit much for some: back burn.  I am still in disbelief as to how I could have burned myself with a normal heating pad for a few minutes through 3 layers of clothes.  We also discovered that we weren't that well-prepared for burns, so better me than DS to find this out.  At least we had some burn gel in our 1st aid kit, DH and DS are out shopping now and hopefully going to get some aloe along with other burn stuff.

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Oh goodness, I'm sorry about that...  I agree it seems unlikely that you would've burned yourself with such a short exposure... Perhaps you're seeing an allergic reaction of some kind or something?  I think I'd go in and be seen tomorrow and see if the doctor had any ideas...

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Cardigan- good news! Beetles are usually from outside too, so probably not an infestation that you'll have to spray for either.

Somegirl- I don't think that could be a burn from a heating pad. It looks a lot like Poison ivy. It can take even a couple weeks to show up as a rash if you've never had it, and you can spread the oil onto your skin in different places without knowing it. Any contact you can think of?
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Thanks Calladona and Banana.  I was also having a minor soy reaction at the same time (which I usually see as a skin reaction on my hands and lips) so I guess that could be related.  I have had a lot of poison oak and it is definitely not that.  DH (who can see it and who has had lots of burns in the past) tell me it is behaving like a typical burn.  Also, the lines on my side/front and the placement really points to the heating pad, strange as it is.  All I can guess is that between the soy reaction and the fever, my body was in an inflammatory state and reacted crazily to the heat.

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Somegirl - I hope it heals quickly! I agree it's really wierd to have a burn through that many clothes. I use a heating pad all the time for my back and I crank it up to high and put it directly on my skin...feels sooo much better afterwards. Maybe the soy and fever thing have something to do with it.

 

Our big news is that we acquired a kitten! I don't know what I was thinking doing this while pregnant but my maternal drive must be overreacting. We had to go to the store yesterday and out in 95+ degree heat is some guy with kittens in the back of his truck. I am sure the back of the truck was 10 degrees hotter at least. All of the poor things were panting from the heat and one looked a little lethargic. I am sure this kitten would have died of heat stroke if it was in the heat for another couple of hours (the guy seemed prepared to wait it out on people to take them and be rid of them). So of course my maternal instinct was to pick up kitty litter, a bowl, some kitten chow and Frontline and scoop up a kitten to take home! We take her to the vet the first thing tomorrow but thankfully she is doing great. She has been eating, drinking and using the litter box and has been super playful and cute today. My DDs are in love and I have to admit so am I. I know it is crazy to get a cat now but I am so glad we saved this little girl, such a sweet disposition. I am also putting the number for Animal Control in my phone so I can report these people when I see it this summer. This is not the first time I have seen people do this in the blazing southern heat. greensad.gif I don't leave our big, full grown dog outside in the shade in this heat let alone in the back of a hot truck.

 

I will definitely be taking all the pregnant precautions around cats and litter boxes too!

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I'm pretty sweaty at night too but it's still not hot here yet. 

 

cardigan, I agree, phew on not being a cockroach but yuck still bigeyes.gif

 

calladona, I received a text from my DP last week saying much the same thing..."hey, we're going to have another baby!" It was cute smile.gif

 

somegirl, ouch! 

 

Crunchy, the kitten sounds cute. I remember when ttc DD and I had had a few losses we consoled ourselves with a new kitten lol Do you have other cats too? That sounds very sketchy with the guy in the truck. I would have been tempted to all the spca on him.....

 

 

Afm: We bought a new carseat for DD this weekend and got it installed tonight. We recently discovered hers was damaged - likely from the last time we flew. (Forgive me if I've already told this story lol) We ended up getting a Radian with the hopes that we keep her in the middle and put an infant seat right beside. I hated having to spend the money on a new seat at this point as DD's should have lasted until 65lbs but it had to be done I guess.

 

I pretty much have my blood sugars under control which is a good feeling too. I'm back at the GD clinic for a round of appointments on Tuesday and I have a midwife appointment later that day as well. I'm second guessing having a home birth now but will see what my midwife thinks.

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Carmen, I just noticed how far over the heart is on your pregnancy ticker in your signature. Wow, I hadn't realized how close to the end we are getting! Eek!
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Carmen, I just noticed how far over the heart is on your pregnancy ticker in your signature. Wow, I hadn't realized how close to the end we are getting! Eek!

 

I know!! I thought the last couple of months would go very slow but they are flying by!

post #20 of 69

Went to the doctor today and it is a bad case of shingles!  So glad to have an explanation.
 

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