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post #21 of 39
Anybody else at work today in the cold? Sooooo wanted to be home with the girls on their snow day in my jammies ... not like I'm accomplishing much here, all my patients canceled ... :P
post #22 of 39
I'm lucky, I work in a call center and am working from home today. So staying home, wearing jammies, all on the agenda wink1.gif
post #23 of 39

We haven't gotten out of the house to do more than bring trash up and get the mail. No snow here in TX but temps are below freezing, which is something we don't tolerate well here! lol  I had plans to take the kids to see Saving Mr. Banks today after we finished school/housework but the thought of leaving the house in the cold was just more than anyone could bear!  So, we've watched movies and now the boys are slinging each other around the living room in a laundry basket with a rope attached!  I know it could end badly, which could mean we are at the hospital, meaning we would have to get out in the cold...but they need some exercise!  Wish us luck!

post #24 of 39

Hey!  Me, again.  Sorry I'm going to be super sporadic.  I just don't have the time to be on the computer during the day, and I just have to go to bed at night.  But, I really WANT to chat with everyone!!!

 

Someone asked how old my kids are.  Almost 9, 6.5, almost 5, newly 3, and 18 months.  When baby comes, they'll be 9, 7, 5, 4, 2, and new.

 

Tomorrow is my first crazy day of the semester for the kids (we homeschool).  Everyone has been needing a wider circle of friends, and some new challenges.  So, it's supposed to be really cold tmrw, and we have gymnastics at 10:30, chiropractor at 11:30, an herb class at 1, and violin at 3.  We were supposed to have swimming after that, but not enough people signed up, so the class was delayed until Feb.   Whew.  I'm thankful to have supper leftovers from tonight for tmrw night.   Wednesday we lay low, and then Thursday we have horse riding, then signups for the homeschool co-op, then a little break, and then chorus.  Whew.  Didn't really think about the whole pregnancy thing when I planned all that. :)  Oh, and then Friday we leave to take a quick trip out of town for the weekend.  Eek. 7.5 weeks pg.  My first pregnancies...pretty much laid on the couch and watched movies with the other littles.  Now?  That just doesn't fly.

 

I guess my posts sound down, but I'm not really.  It's just reality...it's proof of life, and boy, are we ever livin'. :)  I relish the busy days.  I'm a fighter pilot in the back of my mind (never actually been one), so the challenges of mom hood speak to my need for an adrenaline rush.  :)

post #25 of 39
Thread Starter 

"The Spencer Family is growing by 2 feet in 2014!"

How I announced our birth today on social media. We told so many people in person over the holidays that I needed to get it out there to our other friends so they didn't feel left out (as someone mentioned it this morning)!

post #26 of 39

Cute slippers!

 

I've been home with sick kids since before xmas, so I've been living in sweats.  I had to take them to urgent care on Saturday, so I had to wear real pants.  I knew my weight hadn't changed, but was surprised to find my pants were loose.  I started out over weight, and with such a split in my stomach muscles that I looked 6 months pregnant...so I knew no one would suspect something.  I guess this is going to be an oddly shaped pregnancy.

post #27 of 39
Thread Starter 
Went to bed at 5:45 tonight and woke up at 7:30 to both kids screaming and the house was a tornado. I have a great DH, but sometimes I feel like trying to take a nap just isn't worth the aftermath. Anyone else feel like that?

He said to me today "You're not even that pregnant yet. How can you be so tired every night?" I said "how much more pregnant can I get?!"

Baby bumpy bloat when I worked out today. This happened overnight!
post #28 of 39
After the good midwife visit and ultrasound last week I'm feeling a lot more settled. Still having a ton of nausea and exhaustion, and this is just NOT the time for me to be able to baby myself. I work full time, teach a night class on the side to doctoral students, co-lead DD2s girl scout troop (and it's cookie season), DD1s birthday party is Saturday, we have a scouting lock-in the night before... And I haven't even finished the syllabus for tomorrow, much less my lecture! Gaaah, I need my energy back.

Wendy, I'm round this week too. I'm not "out" at work until we get the Panorama results in a week or so, though, so am struggling to hide. I find myself rubbing the side of my belly, though - a total tell.

DH worked opposite schedule to me when I was pg before, so this is his first time dealing with me directly at night in first trimester. Poor guy is baffled, he had no idea it was like this. I keep saying, "it's normal for me, it just really sucks". I'm getting very very ready for second trimester ... in previous PGs I started feeling GOOD around 13wks.
post #29 of 39
The midwifes' office called today to push my first visit back a week, which means I won't see them until almost 13 weeks. And, it got switched from my favorite midwife to my least favorite. Lame. Oh well. Maybe they will be able to hear baby's heart by then with the fetoscope or stethoscope, since I decline the Doppler.

My little, pretty conventional sister, is due with #1 next week, and she came over last week to hang out. I took the opportunity to read her the riot act about circumcision. She hasn't decided yet, so I figured I'd get my two cents in before the baby was born.
Edited by piratemere - 1/14/14 at 9:09pm
post #30 of 39

There's something a little reassuring about a late 1st-trimester/early 2nd-trimester appointment.  I was really glad that my first wasn't until last week this time.  Every other time I'd had help of some kind and had an appt around 4-5 wks that was always an exercise in frustration/futility/pointlessness.

post #31 of 39

Hi ladies,
I was going to wait another week but ended up going in for my appointment today at 11 weeks, and on the u/s my baby was JUMPING!! I was totally not expecting that! My husband was crying, and it was so amazing! I feel like this is actually happening now :). I was starting to freak out a bit as I didn't have a ton of symptoms so this was perfect.

post #32 of 39
That's great news! How exciting!
post #33 of 39
Okay, so although I didn't plan on having an ultrasound, I had one yesterday. I've never had an early one before, and the little bean was just so dang cute swimming around in there I just about died. Anyway, as she scanned past his/her nether regions, I couldn't help but notice a little part that looked an awful lot like a penis. So, I've spent the last two hours looking on line at pictures of genitalia of 12 week old fetus's. I understand that there is very little difference at this point in development as far as is discernible by U/S, so it may just as well have been a clitoris I was seeing. Still, it was really good for me. Having three boys, I have been dreaming like mad that this one will be a girl, but seeing the possibility that it may be a boy has been good for me. I feel like now I can plan for either, rather than just sit here and hope for a girl. Does that make sense. I won't find out, as I probably won't be getting another u/s, but somehow I feel way better about the possibility of having a 4th boy.
post #34 of 39
Piratemere...oh yeah, I get that. With my last baby, I was so glad to find out she was a girl and come to terms.with that before she was born. It hit me right after the ultrasound what my true problem.was. *I* didn't care if my baby was a boy or girl afterall. I cared about all the comments people would make about how my family turned out. As if there was a problem with my baby because it was the wrong kind or something. Babies are wonderful, whoever they are, and people need to learn to keep their traps shut. I had a bizarre dream about a baby girl last night, and it dredged up those painful memories again. So what if I have another girl? She will be here be
ause she is supposed to be!

In other news, I came on to complain to people who understand. I'm fat and no clothes fit, yet I can't just wear maternity clothes because we aren't telling yet. I have two puking kids, and another with severe tonsilitis (bad enough for the first time ever I actually took a kid to the doctor with the purpose of obtaining antibiotics...none of my kids have ever had them.) I have a killer headache, and feel sick again. Dh is joking its triplets, and girls. Harhar. And I think I'm getting sick, too.

And, my grandpa died over the summer, and true to form, I'm having a hard time dealing with it now (instead of then.). Baby is due within 10 days of the year anniversary.

And, due to work, dh will definitely be gone when baby is born. So, me, five kids, and a newborn. For six weeks. And I dont have a good birthing option. More that for advice later.

Anyway, thanks for listening.
post #35 of 39

That sounds like a tough situation! I'm sorry you're having to go through everything at such an emotionally exhausting time :Hug

post #36 of 39
We've got a new month's chat, y'all! Here it is... http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396931/february-chat-august-2014-ddc
post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by FisherFamily View Post

Piratemere...oh yeah, I get that. With my last baby, I was so glad to find out she was a girl and come to terms.with that before she was born. It hit me right after the ultrasound what my true problem.was. *I* didn't care if my baby was a boy or girl afterall. I cared about all the comments people would make about how my family turned out. As if there was a problem with my baby because it was the wrong kind or something. Babies are wonderful, whoever they are, and people need to learn to keep their traps shut. I had a bizarre dream about a baby girl last night, and it dredged up those painful memories again. So what if I have another girl? She will be here be
ause she is supposed to be!

In other news, I came on to complain to people who understand. I'm fat and no clothes fit, yet I can't just wear maternity clothes because we aren't telling yet. I have two puking kids, and another with severe tonsilitis (bad enough for the first time ever I actually took a kid to the doctor with the purpose of obtaining antibiotics...none of my kids have ever had them.) I have a killer headache, and feel sick again. Dh is joking its triplets, and girls. Harhar. And I think I'm getting sick, too.

And, my grandpa died over the summer, and true to form, I'm having a hard time dealing with it now (instead of then.). Baby is due within 10 days of the year anniversary.

And, due to work, dh will definitely be gone when baby is born. So, me, five kids, and a newborn. For six weeks. And I dont have a good birthing option. More that for advice later.

Anyway, thanks for listening.

OH SNAP.  that's like a perfect storm. 

 

i'm due right after my grandfather's passing 1 year anniversary too..... and my mother's birthday- so you know which one i'm aiming for (though my paternal grandmother died on my mother's birthday 7 years ago, so it's a minefield)

 

i'm not quite fat, just really thick in the middle, and nothing looks good.  i realized i'm totally spoiled by having an hourglass figure and when my middle thickens up, i have NO IDEA how to dress attractively!!!  i have short legs, big bust, and when my middle gets thick i just feel frumpy and chubby all the time......  ordered 2 new bras online yesterday after sewing up the underwire AGAIN in the last 34DDD that fits right now.... 

 

and grump grump grump on hubby gone for birth and that time!!!  i so need my husband there to hold me while i push!!!  :flipped  i'd be so scared to do it all w/out him!  hugs and blessings and miraculous support to you!!!  we do usually have a rotation of friends/grandparents/siblings in to help me after the birth as my husband isn't great at that part and i don't leave bed for 2 weeks (after bleeding heavily for 6 weeks after trying too hard after my first) just to get healed up and rested!

 

i hinted to my husband that we COULD find out.:wink  but he is just not interested.  :irked  so i'm working on chilling out and just enjoying the ride but i'm always much more interested in knowing that him!!!!  

post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by WendyJo410 View Post
 

"The Spencer Family is growing by 2 feet in 2014!"

How I announced our birth today on social media. We told so many people in person over the holidays that I needed to get it out there to our other friends so they didn't feel left out (as someone mentioned it this morning)!

Soo cute Wendy!  I live in my padraig cottage slippers!  My girls don't have them, but that would be so sweet.  Luckily I have smalll feet & was able to order youth size for myself, lol!

post #39 of 39
Thanks. Just put my head down, and plow through. I can do this.
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