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Please read my thread here and give ideas...I am getting desperate.
post #162 of 689
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.
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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.

I am so sorry mama. Hoping everything works out ok, and your little one comes to you strong and ready to fight.
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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.

Praying for you and the babe.

Shay
post #165 of 689
Keeping you in our thoughts.
post #166 of 689
justmama - praying for you and babe!
post #167 of 689
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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.
I am praying hard for you and big bird! Hope she is big and strong and praying for baby to breath strong.
post #168 of 689
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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.
on my mind and in my prayers. only good positive things, mama.

please don't let the fear stay. this is the baby's birth.....fear is an unwelcomed interferrence. Good positive thoughts.
post #169 of 689
Justmama: praying for you and the little one

shayinme: Did your son leave today or yesterday? How are you doing, besides freezing in a large victorian I've always wanted one of those too.

mammaearthical: sorry to hear you're kids have been sick and I am glad their doing better. Do you need any help with groceries?

Jamie: congrats on the weight loss

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I can't remember who told me what to do with the Buffalo Mozzeralla, but I have a question. Is it just like regular mozzeralla you buy in bricks at the store? I know, its a stupid question, but I've never really had it before so Iam not sure what to do with it.
post #170 of 689
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Originally Posted by Iris' Mom View Post

Mamas, I'm very down these days. When I think about the turn my life has taken over the past 2 yrs, I'm just so sad. But of all the bad luck I've had, nothing makes me weep so much as to see my kids hurting. Both have been diagnosed with PTSD. DD is 17 and should be graduating in a few months near the top of her class and heading off to a top-tier college, but instead, she was recently hospitalized for depression, is not going to graduate this year, and has only been saved from failing because her teachers like her so much they have bent every rule possible to allow her to finish up in good standing. But STILL she is struggling so much. And my 6 y.o. ds used to be the happiest, most sociable little boy who made friends so easily. And now his social issues have reached the point that other mothers tell their kids not to play with him. Both are in therapy several times a week and things just don't seem to be getting better. I look at my little baby and wonder what I'm going to next to f$*k up his life.
Ooh, mama.. I am so, so sorry for you. You are not a bad mama. You obviously love your kids a ot and try to do the best you can!! :

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Originally Posted by asianyoushi View Post


i also need to come up with 4k to get my teeth fixed and the dentist i went to doesnt take payment plans --all the money needs to be handed over at the end of the procedure...
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To need dentalwork sucks. That`s when I feel really poor. When my teeth hurt and I have no money to fix them. Hang in there, mama! :

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Originally Posted by ~*Jaime View Post
Update on my DH: I had him take a baking soda bath last night and he took some benedryl. He had relief last night but this morning was back in itchy agony Poor guy, I feel for him I work tonight but I am leaving the baking soda out where he can see it and the benedryl so he can repeat it tonight. Who would have thought someone could be so allergic to a shampoo bar? Crazy! But he is allergic to everything else, so I shouldn't be so shocked I guess

Poor guy!! That sounds really, really painful!! :

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Originally Posted by 2Sweeties1Angel View Post
We received a shut-off notice for our electric today If we don't pay them $365 by the 10th, they're shutting our electric off. Great. I called and told them I have 3 small children and no way to pay that much, but they don't care. They won't give me a payment plan or anything. I told them that it's against state law to shut off our power since we have small children and the temps are regularly dropping below 32 degrees. Their reply? "We don't care. We just shut off power in 40 homes right before Christmas. The electric company doesn't have to follow state law." They were freaking BRAGGING about it! I'm turning them in to the attorney general. Um, hello? Nobody is above state law, jackass.

My mom is going to pay the bill but I'm turning them in anyway. I don't like it when people f$^# with me.

What!?! How can they DO and SAY that?? :
Man, that is beyond rude and heartless!

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Originally Posted by Belleweather View Post
We have this problem too... although, generally most of our friends don't have kids so I can always blame lack of child care rather than poverty. On the other hand, it sucks when people just stop calling because they think you don't want to hang out.
: I totally know how you feel.. Being the one that always says no is no fun.


My gratefuls for today:

*My sons first day of school after christmas (today) went ok. He did NOT want to go, but once we got there it was ok. His anxiety didn`t kick in as bad as it often does, thankfully.

*That e a welfareprogram pays my electrical bills. For now, anyway. It`s freezing here, and my tiny apartment gets pretty cold. Not very well isolated.

*Tomorrow is friday! My son always spends the night at his fathers on fridays, and I can have some alonetime at home. It was kinda sad and lonely in the beginning, but now it`s something I look forward to.


to all the mamas on this thread!!
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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.
Praying for you and the babe.
post #172 of 689
: Justmama

Cranky baby NAK. Haveto type more later.
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...blanket sleepers...she fits a 7 now...at $12 a pop now she's only got 1 blanket sleeper and thats out of my budget....
I have 2 size 7T (whatever that means!) blanket sleepers - 1 red and 1 blue. They both have a Paddington Bear patch on them. PM me if you want them.
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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.

: : : :

Thinking sweet birth thoughts, sending lots of love and prayers for well developed lungs.

Let us know if you need anything.
post #175 of 689
: justmama

My thankfuls:

*I have electricity in my loo again! (Long story, but I've been without it since August.)

*I can put in 1/2 hour of overtime every day just by eating lunch at my desk. (Time and a half is time and a half. )

*I can come to this thread and not feel judged.

*My student ID still works as a bus pass, even though I graduated almost 3 years ago.
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No I am not going anywhere fun... I WISH!!!!



Just have a TON to do and have been really tired... so I have no idea how much posting I will do.





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post #178 of 689
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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.
Thinking of you and your baby's lungs!!!

I hope your baby does as well as my niece did when born at that gestation - her lungs were 100% mature - mainly just a feed'em and grow'em type...
post #179 of 689
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Originally Posted by ~*Jaime View Post
Okay, so someone tell me that it is okay that my washing machine is not spinning. I think something might have gotten stuck under the aggitator, because the motor is running, it is just not spinning. I am praying that DH can fix it tonight when he gets home. It is only a couple of years old, a wedding gift from my parents. I don't know why, but I am in a panic. I guess because I am really uncomfortable not being able to clean my laundry should I have to, yeah, I am weird. But I am sure it is okay. I am telling myself that so I wont have a panic attack.
When our washer broke a couple of months back it did the exact same thing. It turns out that the basket wasn't seated correctly on the spinner-thing (yeah, I'm sure that's the technical term for it, too...) and all DH had to do was reseat the basket by yanking on it. You might have your hubby give that a try, and I'll be hoping it's something easy like that. (The fact that the motor is working bodes well, though...)

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Originally Posted by mamamoo View Post
I've had three wonderful homebirths at right around 300 pounds. It can be done, but I guarentee the pregnancy experience has got to be better at a lighter weight/more fit condition. It wasn't horrible, but emotionally it is hard when people just assume you are really fat and not that you are pregnant.
For what it's worth I found my pregnancy with Elliot (started out at 210) to be way easier than my pregnancy with Rhys (started out at 175ish). I think it was a lot easier for my bigger body to manage and carry the extra weight of the baby than it was when I was smaller... I didn't have nearly the joint pain or the problems in my hips and my back when I started out as a bigger mama. And both times, I looked fat rather than pregnant up until the last couple of weeks.

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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.
Oh no! Praying for you and the baby... for a good birth, for very precocious lungs, and a healthy and strong baby. :
post #180 of 689
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Originally Posted by ~*Jaime View Post

Okay, so someone tell me that it is okay that my washing machine is not spinning. I think something might have gotten stuck under the aggitator, because the motor is running, it is just not spinning. I am praying that DH can fix it tonight when he gets home. It is only a couple of years old, a wedding gift from my parents. I don't know why, but I am in a panic. I guess because I am really uncomfortable not being able to clean my laundry should I have to, yeah, I am weird. But I am sure it is okay. I am telling myself that so I wont have a panic attack.
Probably just means your warranty expired yesterday. Kidding! I hope you can fix it.

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I haven't had much time to respond to posts because my kidlets have been sick for five days with the stomach flu! DD is just back to school today so I have a few minutes. I guess what's on my mind most is my relationship with my dh, things improved slightly over Christmas but have hit a rough spot again and I'm finding it so hard to stay positive and not engage in the negative stuff. Oh well. I am so proud of myself though, while the kids were sick I completely scrubbed down our bedroom and bathroom with a bleach solution because we have a real mold problem, then I covered the windows with the plastic. It was exhausting on top of all the extra laundry etc but I was so motivated to get it done. Now I want to do the same for the living room and kitchen, and when I'm done with the surfaces I'm planning to take every dish and toy that I can to run them through the sanitiser downstairs! I'm so done with my family being sick, it has been one thing or another since mid September! Oh and with all the extra sickness I wasn't able to have my childcare kids over so I've got no money for groceries.
I hope everyone's better.

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Originally Posted by justmama View Post
Ladies just letting you know, I'll be gone a while. I was right about this babe. That crampiness was the start of labor. I'm 33 1/2 weeks and my water just broke so please if you are the praying sort, pray for my little babe. I've already called the husband and he's 45 minutes away but speeding like mad over here to get me and the kids will go to grandma's house. I"m having painless contractions and slight crampiness right now so we'll see but this babe will definitely be a nicu baby. Just think of us with a few good lung development vibes! I'm really scared.
I'm praying for you and your little one. Please update again when you are able.
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