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post #101 of 242
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Hi Mamas. Just a quick hello from Texas. I just read all of the posts but only have a moment before going to bed, so I wanted to say:

Spughy - heal fast, Mama. I'm sorry you are hurting. Kind of must really suck to go through that kind of pain and not be getting a baby out of the bargain! How's that damn left boob, by the way?

Fern, yay on the van! How fun!

Danile, can't wait to hear if you are in the family way again! That's pretty cool of your hubby!

Mary, sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you are on the fast road to recovery.

Christy, good to hear from you. Congrats on making it to one year with both twins!! That is super-human, lady! Oh, and I'm in Austin now (it's Saturday night) but I just read your message, so we missed each other!!!

DiD - good LORD, how horrible!!! Whatever you decide to do, I am just glad that your sweet babe is OK. That's totally the last thing you needed to go through ever, not to mention so close to your due date!

Helen, how are you feeling? Still pukey?

Belleweather, good to see you and read about the past year and recent developments. Sorry to hear about your negative experiences and PPD. I hope that the next year will be easier for you, no matter where y'all end up.

Barcelona, I got your PM and will respond as soon as I can. I have to do a little research to find out the exact name, and then I will let you know! But I am really happy with mine.

We're having a really nice visit here in TX. We spent the past few days with good friends (also Brynn's guardians) and their 3-month old babe. There is a pic of Brynn and Catherine and Baby June on my blog; it's really cute. Now we're at DH's aunt and uncles house, and Dh's mom is here too so it's a nice family visit. Tomorrow we're taking Brynn to the children's museum, and I'm really excited. I should have lots of fun pics to share when we get home. THe weather has turned insanely bad here though, so I'm just hoping we make it home as planned on Monday night. Keep your fingers crossed.

Well I'm off to bed. Miss ya mamas!
post #102 of 242
Hi Amy, glad the visit's going well.
Today I'm both pukey and crampy. I'd forgotten just how much fun early pregnancy can be
post #103 of 242
Hi Mamas!

I am still pretty immobile, although now it's more from doctor's orders than the massive pain. The pain is still there but now thankfully masked by some Tylenol 3's (which are ok while nursing, apparently). I went to see my doctor yesterday and the problem is that there is MASSIVE bruising around the incision site, which is why it is so painful. She ordered me off the ibuprofen (because it's an anticoagulant it was keeping me bleeding) and prescribed me T3s and an ice pack. But I should be able to hobble into work tomorrow at least.

DH has been taking Rowan over to his parents so she can play with people who can crawl around on the floor and lift her up. which is so not me right now. Poor little bug. She was getting pretty mummy-deprived so she stayed here yesterday with me and one of my friends came over to assist with the playing. We did read a lot of books though, and had some good cuddles, and she took most of her afternoon nap on my chest while I enjoyed the soporific effects of the T3s. But today she's at the ILs again. I miss her so much but I know she's happier there than she would be with me not being able to pick her up or play with her. I feel like absolute crap about that though - not to mention how bad I feel for not being able to help DH out at all, especially now when he is trying madly to finish his thesis for next week.
I am SO taking him out for dinner as soon as I am better. Poor guy.

ETA: Amy, the left boob seems to be behaving itself, thank goodness!
post #104 of 242
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Hi Mamas!

I am still pretty immobile, although now it's more from doctor's orders than the massive pain. The pain is still there but now thankfully masked by some Tylenol 3's (which are ok while nursing, apparently). I went to see my doctor yesterday and the problem is that there is MASSIVE bruising around the incision site, which is why it is so painful. She ordered me off the ibuprofen (because it's an anticoagulant it was keeping me bleeding) and prescribed me T3s and an ice pack. But I should be able to hobble into work tomorrow at least.
Spughy, I'm sorry your healing is so challenging. As a little OT rant, it makes me crazy that the doctor would choose T3s, since they are sooo constipating. Make sure you get enough fluid and fibre! I hope you're feeling better soon.

Flapjack, I hope you're feeling second trimester terrific very, very soon.

Amy~ Enjoy the children's museum and the rest of your trip.

My sister and boyfriend are visiting right now, and dh and I went out for a date last night! I put Neela to bed first, and when she woke up my sister cuddled in bed with her and sang/rubbed her back to sleep

We went to Goodwill this weekend and Neela found the cutest little person chair made out of an industrial-size plastic bucket. It's decorated with bugs and frogs and has a nice cozy cushion and she can drag it aroudn by the handle. It's such a cute little find! I also bought some used receiving blankets for the flannel to make a couple of diapers. A co-worker is having a baby soon and asked for CDs for her shower.
post #105 of 242
Spughy- I am so glad you are doing so much better.

Well.. I thought I would update everyone. You won't believe the spookiness of this situation...

We are getting ready for church this morning and I express my concern to DH about being a few days late now. He says, "Well.. I don't necessarily think you are pregnant NOW.. I just think you're going to be pregnant soon." : We try to dig all of the snow off of our car and get in... no budging.. this car is not making it out of the development. Settle down to eat lunch with the kids.. and AF starts!!!!!!!!! So hey- at least there's an answer for me. It's almost starting to creep me out his predictions.. but maybe we are just super close.

As for Isaac.. he is sooooo adorable! He's being mumbling "no" for a while now.. but not really saying it. Today he was distinctly telling us "nonononononono" when we did something he didn't like. Then I tried calling him over to nurse and he looks at me with a big grin and says, "no!" I know I'll be ripping my hair out about it soon.. but it was sooo cute!!
post #106 of 242
DucetteMama: It is hard to deal with "nononononononono... " especially when you need to change a diaper, put your child in a car seat, etc... BUT the upside is that is IS super cute!:
Flapjack: Hope the unpleasantness passes soon and you feel all glowy and fabulous soon.
Spughy: Thinking good thoughts about the hobbling going well today. Glad the pain isn't too bad. Hope the healing is fast and complete.
Fern: : Knowing your family to be close and supportive during this trasitional time... It's always hard to hear such heavy news. My prayers are with you guys!
post #107 of 242
That really is crazy that there is soo many others that used the heater vents as kids too! I didn't expect that.
post #108 of 242
Heater vents? Must re-read.
OK, today I'm feeling nervous and panicky because I haven't thrown up today I need to get a life. It could be the result of fresh air and needing to do stuff, of course.
post #109 of 242
I just wanted to quickly stop by and say that I have been reading and not posting Time, oh time! And my mom had serious surgery on her colon (1/3 of it removed), so my extra energies have been going there. She is in recovery now, though, and seems to be doing well.

And Finley is giving me a moment's peace, though, as he plays with my boots, so I'mt aking advantage.

Just wanted to say that my thoughts are with all of you going through a hard time...spughy, fern, DiD, and flapjack.

How crazy about your DH's intuitions, Ducette.

MelW, your date sounds great. Alex (my DH) and I are starting to want to go on a date...and are hoping we can find a way before too long. It seems so impossible right now. Is Neela super comfortable and familiar with your sister? I can't imagine Finley being okay with anyone but me there to comfort him when he woke up. I'm afraid he would be traumatized and scared by not seeing us there. Any tips on how you worked up to this?

Amy, I hope your trip home from Austin is pleasant, and that you've been enjoying The Lone Star State.

More soon...Finley needs me.

Happy MLK Day, everyone.
post #110 of 242
Oh my gosh.. wrong thread! LOL
post #111 of 242
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As for Isaac.. he is sooooo adorable! He's being mumbling "no" for a while now.. but not really saying it. Today he was distinctly telling us "nonononononono" when we did something he didn't like. Then I tried calling him over to nurse and he looks at me with a big grin and says, "no!" I know I'll be ripping my hair out about it soon.. but it was sooo cute!!
My ds started saying "No," too! Not verbalizing, but shaking his head. And he's doing it for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. "Do you need your diaper changed?" HEADSHAKE HEADSHAKE! Hand him a snack he doesn't want? HEADSHAKE HEADSHAKE! And along with the headshake he has started showing you he is angry by knocking things out of your hands with his arms. :
post #112 of 242
Yeah Rowan's been doing the headshake too. But she's saying "yeah" a lot as well, so it all balances out. And she's saying "up" now too. Amazing how "no", "yes" and "up" can encompass so many toddler needs! And it's nice to finally get a committed response to "Do you want boobies?" so I know BEFORE I untangle myself from my bra if it's a go or not!

I'm feeling better today. I'm off the T3's (thanks for that constipation warning Mel - I gobbled a pile of prunes after I read that and I'm all good in that area at least!) and back at work, just hobbling a bit. Now we'll see if Rowan's awesome sleep for the past few nights (9 hours in a row on Sunday night, 6 last night) were caused by codeine or not.

Barcelona, I'm sorry about your mom. And Helen, I hope you get over the queasy-ickies soon.
post #113 of 242
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Amazing how "no", "yes" and "up" can encompass so many toddler needs! And it's nice to finally get a committed response to "Do you want boobies?" so I know BEFORE I untangle myself from my bra if it's a go or not!
: : : : : :

I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO understand that!
post #114 of 242
We have a new word for nipple...

Milk is "mook", and Neela has christened nipples "mookles". Clever girl!
post #115 of 242
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Mookles, hee!

Well we are back from Texas. Unfortunately, my clothes, Brynn's clothes, DH's uniforms (which he has to wear to work) and the $300 carseat did not make the trip back with us. Two suitcases and the Britax are "unlocatable" at the moment, which sure was a swell way to be greeted home at midnight last night. We had to take a piece of crap loaner carseat home from the airport with a reassurance that "most" lost luggage is returned within 24 hours. We just called again and it has still not appeared in their system. How can a huge suitcase and a carseat just disappear??! Anyway, we have a few errands that we should go take care of but I really don't want to put Brynn in this ridiculous and too-big carseat if we can avoid it. I'm almost thinking I would be better off putting her back in the infant carseat for the next couple of days. Hmph!!!
post #116 of 242
Amy, that stinks.
Mookles. I like that. It would be nice if my daughter had a word for the special bond we share, other than "yeah, dat." Or "NOOOOOOOO, dat" (when I proffer the wrong nipple. There is always a wrong nipple.
Gentle healing, spughy And to everyone else. I have some occupational therapists coming to look at the house tomorrow morning to decide what adjustments need to be made to discharge my FIL back here, and I'm procrastinating the housework. Again.
post #117 of 242
It's snowing like crazy here! Yay! We went and played in the snow and now everyone is napping except me and DS1. We are watching the snow.
I'm 37 weeks plus a day. I had my baby shower on Sunday and it was fabulous. I got henna on my belly. PM me if you want to see pictures!
post #118 of 242
Helen: IKWYM, Noah only points at my breasts and says "Dat! DAT!" And since you were, so far, the only one who responded to my thread about amber teething necklaces, I'm assuming you have one from Wonderous Gems? Do you find that it works for you guys?

Amy: My stomach turned when I read your post, mama! I am always soooo paranoid something like that will happen to me when I travel. I hope they find your belongings soon! On another note, Noah and I pulled your trick on Sunday and took a nice ride down the stairs. : We only got down about six steps before coming to a hault but I'm still sore today. Noah didn't hit anywhere but I'm sure he has to feel something with as sore as my upper back muscles are feeling.

Fern: to you and your family, mama.

Spughy: Glad to hear you are feeling better!

DiD: Yaaaay, snow! We JUST got our first "dusting" today. D*mn El Nino! ; ) I love henna on big beautiful bellies, I'll bet it's just gorgeous!

Well all, I'm going to try to catch some sleep. Noah has definitely not been allowing me to do much of it lately. I'm not sure what's going on with him but he has just been a different baby lately. NOT in a good way, either. Up late, fighting sleep, temperamental, aggressive, fussy, clingy, you name it. : He takes FOREVER to finally stay asleep without being completely attached (think Super Glue) to the breast. It's really making me a bit resentful of our nighttime nursing relationship lately. Especially since my back has been out of sorts the past couple of days. I know he's teething, and I know he's going through some big developmental changes (speech & signing) but other than that I'm pretty clueless.
post #119 of 242
DiD, we all want pictures. We're living vicariously through you atm!
Peacefulmommy, we got our teething necklace through wondrous gems a few years ago and love it. It really does seem to make a difference to teething- Alex cut his baby teeth with hardly any problems, even the molars, but he's been really poorly this last month losing his top teeth. We've noticed the same thing with Isaac as well, that the change of teeth is making him ill- but Skye is pretty much sailing through. I suppose I should really go and buy a few more necklaces
I want snow. I bought a sledge just before Christmas and put it in the shed, and now it'll never snow here again Blasted global warming.
post #120 of 242
Helen, you can have our snow. I am sick of it. I want our warm winter weather back, rain and all.

So I spoke too soon about my left boob behaving itself. Another plugged duct... Rowan cleaned it out pretty well last night and then again this morning, but her sleeping right through the night is NOT helping right now. I wish there was a happy medium between waking every 2 hours and sleeping 9 hours straight! I am going to not take any T3s tonight no matter how bad the pain is, and hopefully Rowan will nurse at least a couple times tonight. (HA! can you imagine me of 5 months ago reading this? She'd be whacking me over the head with a squeaky toy screaming "are you INSANE?!?!??") But so far it has not developed into full-blown mastitis so I am yet hopeful that I can avoid another round of antibiotics (although thanks to lots of yogurt and kefir Rowan and I got through the last round with no tummy troubles).

And yeah DiD - post pictures!!!!
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