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post #81 of 110
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Phoebe is trying to rip my shirt off--gotta go!
gotta love that!

Just saying hi! Hope you all have a great night!

(P.S. Max! That's awful)
post #82 of 110
to you max What an awful thing to find out!

Apparently Shahbazin and I read most of the same books when we were little I also read a bunch of Nancy Drew, Judy Blum, Richard Scary, Asterix, Rupert the Bear (from England), Babar, and a bunch of Art and Astronomy books (my mom is also an artist), and lots of sci/fi and fantasy...
post #83 of 110
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Oh I loved Judy Blume when I was a kid...especially Ramona
post #84 of 110
Hey mamas. Thanks for all the hugs & kind words. I have been pretty floored by all this. This morning I was reading everything I could about my condition, and just generally being depressed & headachey. So finally I said "Enough!" and took the kids outside. It's a beautiful day here so we started some much needed gardening. That is good therapy! I feel much better.

So my plan at this point is to see the urologist to get a complete diagnosis of what is going on w/me. Then my GYN & I will sit down & discuss all my options. I also have an apt. w/a new DO who practices traditional osteopathy, so I am interested in her opinion on this, coming from a very different medical standpoint. I am positively not going to have a hysterectomy until if/when I absolutely need one and I will not have any surgery while LO is still nursing. That is where I stand right now. Jeez, and I thought I just needed to do more kegals. I never expected the severity of this.

Looking back, when I went into preterm labor at 32 weeks, I think that was my body telling me my uterus could not handle any more weight/growth. But instead we forced it to, which I am glad bc my LO was born very healthy, but she was quite huge - 9.9lbs. (And I am small, 5'2", 110lbs when not pp), so big she had shoulder distocia.

I just try to keep telling myself to be positive. It could be a lot worse.
post #85 of 110
Big hugs to you max I really hope everything works out well foryou!
post #86 of 110
Oh Max, I've been thinking of you all day, since I read your post. Hysterectomy is such a scary word. It sounds like you have a good gameplan, though. And hopefully your doc was just giving you the worst case scenario in case.... Anyway, big hugs to you.


Re: books-- anyone else used to be an L.M. Montgomery addict? I read the Anne of Green Gables series thousands of times, as well as all her other series. So many good books out there!
post #87 of 110
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Just wanted to send some more to Max since it sounds like you could use some. I hope there is a procedure that will not have to result in a hysterectomy. A friend of mine had this problem and she had to have one. She was lucky though because she was finished having children so that was one saving grace (if there is any in this situation). Well, I am thinking of you and sending you some good vibes!!

Have you noticed our posts to post views the past few threads....we have a lot of lurkers I wonder why we are so special...
post #88 of 110
This week has been really rough : I just wonder if it'll ever get better! I feel like I'm slipping as a mom, I just feel like both my kids have been so high needs lately, it makes it really rough on the mama! Besides the fact that its been nearly 90 degrees here for the past 3 days, and on top of it, I think something is going on with dh lately, he's just been a little evasive?! I'm hoping that maybe he's just stressed out about his surgery (on the 25th) and that once that passes it'll get better! I'm sorry to rant, but I needed to get that all off my chest!

ON another note, my Nephew's girlfriend gave birth to their little boy last night Kaleb Matthew was born at 11:04 pm, 3 weeks early and weighed 6 lbs 7 oz and was 10 and 3/4" long and is soo healthy, the pics I got on my cell are adorable! I wish I could be up there to see them (they are in Oregon) but we are gonna try to visit in August! I can't believe I'm a great aunt and am only 27 lol! my hubby says thats what I get for marrying an old guy

William is screaming at my boob while nursing right now, idk why but its pretty funny or loud!

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend and a happy father's day (to the dad's of course), I have to work tonight and Sunday, so I'll probably try and make dh a special dinner tomorrow night for fathers day!
post #89 of 110
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Re: books-- anyone else used to be an L.M. Montgomery addict? I read the Anne of Green Gables series thousands of times, as well as all her other series. So many good books out there!
OMG! I loved Anne of Green Gables- I so wanted to be her! My paperbacks fell apart with the amount of use they got, we even had all the movies!
post #90 of 110
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I can't believe I'm a great aunt and am only 27 lol! my hubby says thats what I get for marrying an old guy
You think that's bad.....I am 30 and I am a Grandmother My lo and grandchild are only 3 months apart How funny is that
post #91 of 110
Hi Mamas. Thank you again for all the support. I really need it right now. I am hanging in there & just trying to focus on what's important.

We have a nice day planned today. I am going to the farmer's markey w/dd5 & LO to get the rest of my organic vegetable plants, and whatever else tempts me! Then dd5 has a friend coming over to play - she is soooo excited! It is her first schoolfriend playdate. While this happens, dh is taking ds to a birthday party of one of his school friends. So it's going to be girly-land here & wild boy world there. (I definately have the easier job.)

Erika congratulations on becoming a great auntie!!! And I hope things settle down for you soon. I bet your dh probably is just really anxious about the surgery, and is just handling it by withdrawing into himself. The whole, men can't show fear thing.

Hevyne, I have noticed that about lurkers too. I don't really get why people would be interested in this thread, but then again we are a pretty fascinating group!

Regarding books, I have always been an avid reader. Trying to look back, I couldn't remember any of my favorite childhood books though. But then each time someone posted I'd think, "Oh yeah, I LOVED that book!" My kids really enjoy reading too. I am so happy to see that.
post #92 of 110
Good morning! I have my first triathlon this morning, so I'm up way too early, a bundle of nervous energy!

Max ~ I can understand why you're so anxious about the diagnosis. I truly hope you don't need a hysterectomy.

Erika ~ congrats on being a great aunt !

My favorite book as a kid was anything from the Little House on the Prarie series. My sister and I would spend hours pretending we were Laura and Mary living on the frontier! I also loved Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary.

Off to my race ~ YIPES!
post #93 of 110
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You think that's bad.....I am 30 and I am a Grandmother My lo and grandchild are only 3 months apart How funny is that
Really? How? My family has lots of young grandmothers too--my mom's mom was 36 when I was born, my mom was 43 when my nephew was born, my aunt was in her 30s when her first granddaughter was born. I'm the freak of the family for not having any kids before 20!

Max, going to the farmer's market sounds like a great idea. I would love to go to ours today, but I know dh will protest--he'll say we don't have time because we have to get the house ready for his mom and sister who are coming tomorrow and there isn't much there to buy this early in the season anyway. Whatever.

Last night was the 8th grade graduation at my school and Phoebe had so much fun. A few of us with little kids sat on the floor off to the side and the kids played so well together. It made me so happy to watch them. And a little sad that one of them (the principal's daughter) is moving away in a week. They would have grown up as friends if they were staying here.

Time to start cleaning!
post #94 of 110
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Really? How? My family has lots of young grandmothers too--my mom's mom was 36 when I was born, my mom was 43 when my nephew was born, my aunt was in her 30s when her first granddaughter was born. I'm the freak of the family for not having any kids before 20!
B/C dh is 16 years older and has a son who is 28 and he just had a baby. He didn't even know about until the mom called him up in labor and said he was going to be a dad (they had broken up and live in two different states)
post #95 of 110
Hi everyone!

Wow Hevyne, that's crazy! I can't believe you're a grandmother! I thought it was bad when my Grandmother was a grandmother, then adopted another baby! So my generation ranges from early 40's to 5 years old!

(now I'm t1h!)

Erika- I'm sorry that you're having a rough time! btw Clara has yelled while nursing too! It is pretty funny! DH thinks it's because of resonance/vibrations they think it feels weird! She also will yell into balloons and buckets!

ecoteat- glad you had a great graduation!

JayGee I could never do a triathalon! We moved our classroom to the third floor and that last flight of stairs this week was killer!

Mia & Marylizah-I also loved Anne of Green Gables!
Other books I really liked, Bearnstein Bears, Babysitter's Club, Judy Blume, and health books.

Max- I hope you enjoy your day! It sounds like you need a good day!

Hi to everyone else! Shabazin, Shendaru, Panthera, NYC Veg, Mamacatsbaby, BambooMama, Holisticmama (I hope I didn't forget anyone!)

lurkers? That's so weird! Cool to I guess! I just thought we were super chatty!

I'm so excited my Mom's coming today! That also means that DH will be leaving for Italy in a week. I HATE IT when he leaves. We have spent very little time apart in our 5 years of marriage, I'm just a nervous wreck when he's over there! I guess I need to hurry up and get over it, because if this opera thing really works out, he'll travel a lot. It seems like today Clara's favorite toy is a bag of beans! Anyone else have funny unusual things their baby likes to play with? She's growing up soo fast! It really seems like her talking/understanding is just skyrocketing! Every day I'm amazed at what she understands or can say! Well, I have to go pour my laundry soap into containers, and finish straightening up before we go get her! The best part is that we are celebrating my birthday (11th) and her birthday (yesterday) tonight with cake and chinese! YEA!

Hope you all have a great day!
post #96 of 110
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B/C dh is 16 years older and has a son who is 28 and he just had a baby. He didn't even know about until the mom called him up in labor and said he was going to be a dad (they had broken up and live in two different states)
Wow, what a surprise that must have been! Is your stepson involved with his ex and baby?

I thought of some more books I loved as a kid: The Sweet Valley Twins series and the choose-your-own-adventure books. I got my students into choose-your-own books for a while, which was fun for me, but their interest petered out after a while.

Kathryn, we cross posted. I read this:
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we are celebrating my birthday (11th)
and went: " she's not turning 11... maybe she meant 31? But that wouldn't be 31th... OH! Her birthday was JUNE 11th! " Anyway, :
post #97 of 110
I am a grandma too my step son has 2 children and one on the way. I have a grandaughter who turned 12 this summer-I am 33. Thats what we get for marrying older men My stepson thinks it is funny to say "this is my mom" and then offer no explanation-people either think I am really looking good for my age or something is really wierd with my family.

Max~~I hope you get the best possible news. Get a few opinions-some dr.s have more options to offer than others.

ecoteat--I read the sweet valey twins books too-and my sister and I loved those choose your own adventure books. I also read a lot of those scary books when I was 10-12--probably not a good idea one of them scared me off rag dolls for life~~creepy stuff.

people are probably lurking here wondering why we talk so much!
post #98 of 110
Well, I'm back again today--Phoebe and I are on Nap Attempt #3. #1 resulted in an hour nap on my lap, #2 she made it clear she was just hungry, not tired, despite all those big yawns, and now she's asleep on my lap again and dh is annoyed that I can't get her off of me.

I had no idea we had multiple grandmas here! I guess my MIL is only about 12 years older than her stepduaghter, but the stepkids don't have any kids, so Phoebe is her only grandchild.

I know this has come up here and there, but for those of you who are TTA, what kind of BC do you use? I was on the pill for many years, went off the year we wanted to TTC, started NFP to avoid and loved it, then used NFP to TTC for 3 months. Now we use condoms, which is ok, but I don't see that as a long term solution. I don't want to use the pill again, IUDs creep me out, we haven't really talked seriously about a vasectomy (but we are pretty sure we're sticking with a family of 3, so that's an option), I don't have a cycle to chart for NFP... I'm due for an annual and a pap, so I'll ask about it then.
post #99 of 110
Hi mamas, have a few minutes to try and catch up. DH is mowing the lawn, Alayna is sleeping (going on 3 hours now!!!) and the girls and I just finished up some scrapbooking. When Alayna wakes up we're going to take the girls to a new splash pad in town, beautiful day for it! Although, looking at my house, I *should* have done some cleaning/laundry, but I don't care.

Any big Father's Day plans? I'll have the girls make DH breakfast in bed. They made him a picture frame out of popsicle sticks, and I took a pic of them and put it in there. It's so cute. All the daycare kids made one. In the afternoon we'll go to the inlaws for supper. Wish we could just have a quiet day at home.

It's been a very stressful week with my daycare baby. Monday he screamed all day, Tuesday I called his mom to pick him up, as I couldn't do anything to calm him down. I think he's just trying to adjust to the noise level here, poor buddy. He has a nasty cold too, and so does Alayna, as well as getting more teeth in, so she's been super clingy too. Plus DH was gone Monday thru Wednesday. Tuesday night I broke down, I was exhausted. But, Thursday and Friday he was much better, so I Am PRAYING next week goes better.

Alayna has been exposed to the chicken pox, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she get's them! One of my co-leaders with LLL brought her exposed kids to our leader's meeting. So now we're all hoping they get it.

As far as books go, my faves were: All the Nancy Drew books, Sweet Valley High series, Judy Blume, Beverly Clearly, Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, and any biography books, I read alot of old president ones.

Well, Happy Father's Day to all our dads, Alayna is awake now!
post #100 of 110
Sydnee is it time for pox parties??? I was thinking that was something for them to get when they're a bit older, like 2-3. Gotta go back to the vax forum and read up! I think I've seen threads in my local tribe for pox parties but I never paid any attention to them b/c I thought she was a bit young.
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