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post #61 of 70

aw. gotcha... bummer. Does anyone remember how many weeks until we can find out normally via us for the gender? Does anyone have a guess of what they are having?

 

I think its a girl, but ALL of my psychic friends (lol ya I have a weird group of friends. lol) say its a boy...so I am so confused now.

post #62 of 70
Sarah- This is number two. My first came two days after her due date, so maybe this one will come then too?
post #63 of 70
Oh, the hormones! If you're on the FB group (I post here from work, and on FB from home since I don't have a PC there), you know the city is making us get rid of our pet chickens. I have been a blubbering mess since I found out on Wednesday night. I have gone into full-blown activist mode; my change.org petition has gotten over 90 signatures in just over 24 hours! ( http://www.change.org/petitions/carter-lake-iowa-city-council-allow-backyard-hens-within-city-limits ...shameless plug) But this morning, the 3 year old finally grasped the concept that her chickens were going away. Oh my goodness. Just thinking about her sadness is making me tear up at work. I am so glad I have Monday off of work to be able to print out things for the city council. I am going to be going door to door locally to have citizens in our city sign a petition in addition to the online one. But every time I try to talk about anything to do with the chickens I start crying. It's too much, and I feel foolish for letting myself get so worked up over them.
post #64 of 70
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Originally Posted by justamama View Post

Oh, the hormones! If you're on the FB group (I post here from work, and on FB from home since I don't have a PC there), you know the city is making us get rid of our pet chickens. I have been a blubbering mess since I found out on Wednesday night. I have gone into full-blown activist mode; my change.org petition has gotten over 90 signatures in just over 24 hours! ( http://www.change.org/petitions/carter-lake-iowa-city-council-allow-backyard-hens-within-city-limits ...shameless plug) But this morning, the 3 year old finally grasped the concept that her chickens were going away. Oh my goodness. Just thinking about her sadness is making me tear up at work. I am so glad I have Monday off of work to be able to print out things for the city council. I am going to be going door to door locally to have citizens in our city sign a petition in addition to the online one. But every time I try to talk about anything to do with the chickens I start crying. It's too much, and I feel foolish for letting myself get so worked up over them.


Justamama - so sorry about the chickens!  We went through a similar silliness with our city council last year.  Chickens were finally allowed, with a bunch of onerous requirements for licences and stupid additional requirements.  If only barking dogs were so carefully controlled!  We had chickens until this year, when our last few chickens were eaten by a fox.  We've decided to take a break for a year, but I hear ya about how great they are!

 

Everyone else - so neat to hear how everyone is doing.  This is my third pregnancy, and the first time I am not hungry or craving creamy delicious dairy products from the get-go.  food is actually hard to eat right now, which is new, and I also have a lot of vertigo and lightheadedness, which I haven't had before.  My last two were girls, so maybe this is a sign of a change in gender?  who knows! 

 

I never want to know the gender before my babies are born.  I think I'm a bit of a kid that way - I love the surprise and knowing the gender would be like knowing already what you're unwrapping in a gift!  My partner and I also have a rule that we never discuss names.  So far that's worked really well and it's only taken a few minutes once the birth excitement wears off to work out a name.  Everyone does it differently though - I have lots of girlfriends who want to know gender and talk names right away!

 

I also like the bead necklace idea - how do we get all the beads together?  I don't think I quite understand how it works.  this is my first time in a DDC winky.gif

post #65 of 70
I think that someone receives all the beads, sorts them so that each mama gets one, and mails them all out?

Can you post the link to the facebook group? I'd love to join since the interface is so much easier than MDC on a phone (even with tapatalk).
post #66 of 70
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I think that someone receives all the beads, sorts them so that each mama gets one, and mails them all out?

Can you post the link to the facebook group? I'd love to join since the interface is so much easier than MDC on a phone (even with tapatalk).

That's what the other DDC who recently did this did. 

post #67 of 70

This isn't where I bought it, but this is my dress :)   http://www.dressfirst.com/Wedding-Dresses-c2/

post #68 of 70

Jumping in on the chat thread. How do I get on the FB group?

School - Yes I am in my master's program for nursing and informatics. I'm done course work this semester and probably going to take next semester off to wrap my head around my thesis plus no money for tuition. I need to save some more. I have lost a lot of my motivation...

Work - I took a new job in the cardiac lab that starts in 2 weeks. I will be 18 weeks by then. I'm hoping it is a good fit. They mentioned long periods of standing with no breaks so I'm going to get compression stockings.

Siblings - DS is 7 and not at all thrilled about the baby. DD is 4 and totally stoked.

Twins - oh please no. U/S is Dec. 5th so we'll see then and hopefully find out gender if I can't see it I will ask if they can tell what side the placenta is on that is supposed to be 97% accurate.

 

Anxiety - I'm terrified about the birth already. My C/S's were fairly traumatic for me being failed HB. I really want a VBAC but I'm afraid to hope for one.

 

Congrats on all the weddings.

post #69 of 70

welcome.

What is this you are saying about the placenta being on a certain side to determine the sex of the baby?? Never heard of this before... so interesting! Tell us more!!!

post #70 of 70

Apparently, it's been scientifically validated by this particular study by Dr. SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL that in 97% of boy pregnancies, the placenta is placed on the right.  In 97% of girl pregnancies, the placenta is on the left.  This is true for transvaginal ultrasounds, with an abdominal ultrasound you are looking at a mirror image so the opposite will be true (right will be left, and vice versa.) Pretty sure it wasn't validated in twin pregnancies. 

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