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post #121 of 352
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delighted, motivated and mariehoney - I'm so glad to see your responses!

I don't really consider myself mainstream either, mostly re food.  I make a lot of our foods from scratch (aside from chips and cereal) so I know what goes in them.  I avoid HFCS.  Our meats are free range and/or grass fed, as is our dairy.  Fruits and veggies organic.  Every day I work to make sure that the majority of our intake is whole foods.  I love gardening but can't in our current location except in containers on my deck.  We live on a rocky ridge so there's no soil and our neighborhood has some crazy regulations (i.e. I got a nastygram bc our trash cans were out "after hours" when we were out of town).  So we shop a local produce stand, Trader Joe's and the Whole Foods store.

I am a fairly avid consumer but I donate all of what we aren't using on a regular basis.  It's all in excellent condition still so I know it's helping somebody and not going to waste.  I also recycle diligently.

Although I'm big on medical care I think it's because I'm familiar with the system, the science, and know how to make sure things are done right.  I'm not a huge believer in treating fevers, and medications are to be used only when necessary (not for convenience).  Life isn't always going to be headache free!  I think a lot of chronic ailments can be cured by diet/lifestyle changes but people don't want to believe it could be that simple (I'm not saying easy, bc it isn't).  They feel the need for a crutch that labels them a victim and the prescription medication is their proof.  This is based on what I've seen in medical care at least.  It's sad bc so many people could be healthier!  It's unfortunate the way our society thinks as a whole with regard to sickness and the expectation of how healthcare providers should respond.

I guess that's a little off track but still, I couldn't help it.

post #122 of 352

I am firmly in the middle- though also with a masters in public health- I don't do all vaxes, and what we do use, we do on a very delayed schedule.  I am a firm believer that people need to educate themselves and choose what is best for their given situation. 

I babywear because frankly I have several kids and the whole concept about putting the baby down to nap for a couple hours just doesn't happen.  From a very young age, my babies are worn- even in back carries.  Otherwise dishes would not get done and the world might grind to a halt.  The older kids would probably overthrow the whole structure we have going and general, chaos will reign. It's not crunch factor babywearing- it's desperation. 

Cosleeping falls in a similar category.  I like sleep.  I am too darn tired to get out of bed to nurse the baby.  Thus... cosleeping.  My 2yo is still in my bed and the warm fuzzy moments are few and far between.  Usually I wonder why I have two inches of bed while a toddler has most of it. 

post #123 of 352

I really like the way motivated mama said that she's far from mainstream! I feel like that is a better description for me. I may not be super crunchy but I feel like I'm far far far from mainstream! Back home it was more "hippy" then it is where I currently am. Here people actively and proudly display their FFing from birth and other such things. They don't bother me as much as when I had my first. I pretty much just don't care anymore. Your child, your choice. If you are happy then who cares. But don't judge me and I won't judge you is pretty much my motto lol

post #124 of 352
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I found out today that I have a retroverted uterus.  I'm 40.  Why has no one mentioned this to me before?  Is it something only detected with pregnancy and u/s?

 

11.5 week doc visit was normal.  The uterine position came up bc she couldn't get HB on doppler.  When I did the u/s that goes with my Mat21 test on Monday the tech had to press thru to my spine just about to get the pics and I was kinda wondering about that. 

The doc said she felt OK with not hearing HB knowing my status from Monday, but thought I might like to have confirmation of HB anyway.  She normally has an u/s machine that she uses for appts like mine but of course it broke this morning (the computer froze - tech on way).  She then snuck me in with the u/s tech - and that's who told me about my uterus being tipped! 

 

All was well with baby, still 158bpm (same as Monday), still wiggling, and CRL of 5.5cm.  Yay! 

post #125 of 352
Innacircle: I never knew I had a tipped uterus until my first pregnancy. I have an apt next week (10 weeks) and was looking forward to possibly hearing the heartbeat. It'll be too bad if we can't hear it yet. The u/s tech did not have to push down very hard for my 6 week u/s but I am a small person (5ft, 109 lbs)
post #126 of 352
It's more common than you think. Mine is retroverted as well. As pregnancy progresses though, it will tilt forward. It only matters for those early ultrasounds. wink1.gif
post #127 of 352

Mine is retroverted as well.  

post #128 of 352

Count me in the retrovered uterus club to!

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I had such a severely retroverted uterus it was almost folded in half during my first pregnancy. It seems to have mostly corrected itself now though. No complications but I do hear that women tend to have back cramps during periods and back labor. I had both lol

post #130 of 352
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Wow - I had no idea I'd have so many co-retroverters!  Nice to know it's not a freaky thing to worry about. 

post #131 of 352
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I am officially bored.  That word has never been active in my vocabulary and I'm a tad embarrassed to use it.  Regardless, it's true.  Normally in my own time, aside from what DH and I do together, I will read, study, research, shop, cook/bake, garden, pet cats, exercise and in desperate times I might even watch TV.  Right now it's all meh.

 

My demeanor is even a bit flat bc of the mild but relentless 24/7 fatigue.  I've got tons of tasks I should be doing and I'm barely doing those either (laundry, dusting, paperwork).  I want nothing except to have some fun but right now nothing sounds appealing aside from a trip to a warm locale.  I checked the weather for the entire continental US this weekend and pretty much everywhere is rainy and below 70 except the Keys.  The Keys are OK, and I'd jump on that, except when I checked flight times against DHs meeting schedule it is just not ideal... just more of an uphill battle.  So I'm getting to the point of feeling like a caged animal - it's cold and I'm so itching to get out and be active in some warm sunshine.  This winter in combo with being pg is def taking a toll on me. 

 

DH can work from anywhere so long as he's prepared for it.  I'm thinking we could go to FL for a week and he could work out of the hotel room during the weekdays.  Unfortunately the weather there is crappy most of the coming week so it will be at least a week from now and that is outright painful.  NOT a happy camper.

 

Is anyone else going stir crazy?  uhoh3.gif

post #132 of 352

I'm in NE Florida and I'm going stir crazy! It was in the high 70s/low 80s for a few days so I guess I got spoiled with tanks and skirts and warm sun on my skin...I can't stand the cold drizzle and the sun hiding away from me!! And for some unfathomable reason, the morning sickness doesn't feel quite so hard to deal with when the weather is beautiful. 

post #133 of 352
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Headed to sunny, warm Marco Island, FL for 3 days.  All better.  Ahhhhh!

Now I have to dig out some warm weather gear and hope it still fits OK.  Oh, and my pedicure is about 3 months old... bag.gif

 

fragolina - I grew up in the Cocoa Beach area so I know about how freaky it is when the cold comes to FL.  When checking for potential vacation destinations I was surprised how cool it is there. 

post #134 of 352

Oh, innacircle, I hope you have the best time!!! I grew up in Orlando, went to school in Gainesville, and lived 10 years in Tallahassee. I miss it terribly, especially in this wackadoo Midwest winter! I am counting the weeks until June; when the school year ends, we always spend a month at my mom's house and "get back to our roots"!

post #135 of 352
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Confession:  The m/s is 95% gone, but I think laziness has become a habit. 

 

We went on a quick beach vacation this past weekend thru yesterday and I seemed to be able to keep up OK (was still super exhausted at night and went to bed early tho).  We got home and I woke up all gung ho to get stuff done this morning....  started making a to-do list, and it pretty much petered out there.  I didn't even come up with much for the list - only 4 items!! 

I managed to make lunch for DH and do a few things on the internet, but now I'm ready for a nap.  ZZZZzzzzzz.........

 

:zzz

post #136 of 352
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I just ate super spicy chips, cottage cheese and chocolates for dinner.  Ugh, and now I don't feel so good.  :kid

These choices are on the heels of an exemplary day filled with fruits, veggies and lean protein.  It's like a demon coerced me demon.gif - how does this happen??? 

I've never dieted but I can only guess this is what it's like to "fall off the wagon" so to speak.  Where is the "undo" button?

post #137 of 352

I'm with you! I finished off a dinner of homemade barbacoa tacos, corn salsa and roasted vegetables with froot loops right out of the box....and Godiva chocolate truffles. And then I topped it off with a peanut butter and banana protein shake. If it's mostly great and some bad then I guess it evens out to good, right? :thumb

post #138 of 352

I gave in to Ben and Jerry last night.  Shared a pint with my hubs, and loved every bite :) 

post #139 of 352

I'm being bad, but had a laugh at you 'giving in' to Ben and Jerry, and your hubby joining in. Hope that wasn't too too inappropriate as a joke!

Seriously though, glad you enjoyed a treat. I had a Dairy Queen DQ Sandwich (a little ice cream sandwich, round, only 18 grams of sugar compared to like 40 for anything else) and it was very soothing.

post #140 of 352
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post
 

Confession:  The m/s is 95% gone, but I think laziness has become a habit. 

 

We went on a quick beach vacation this past weekend thru yesterday and I seemed to be able to keep up OK (was still super exhausted at night and went to bed early tho).  We got home and I woke up all gung ho to get stuff done this morning....  started making a to-do list, and it pretty much petered out there.  I didn't even come up with much for the list - only 4 items!! 

I managed to make lunch for DH and do a few things on the internet, but now I'm ready for a nap.  ZZZZzzzzzz.........

 

:zzz


I don't think it's a habit of laziness. You just described me, too. I wake up feeling pretty peppy these days, and by noon, I have to lie down. If I get a good nap, I feel ok through the afternoon, until right around an hour before dinnertime, and that's when the evening nausea hits. Ugh! But it's better than being sick all day, or in bed all day.

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