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post #101 of 303
I hate replying to my own posts, but I feel like even more of an idiot. No pompom. Just bogeys. I don't know how green snot can be mistaken for fluffy white craft supplies, but : it's better than the alternatives.
And apparently she said thankyou to the doctor and her daddy after they held her upside down, blew into her nose, shone bright lights into her nose and generally mutilated her
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amy- sorry you are feeling down these days, but with the school being like that and all, i can understand feeling low.

we didn't get "accepted" to this homeschool co-op place where lots of our friends go and it was so hard for me. i thought, of course we would be a part of it and that it would be perfect for ez to start before the babe came. but they wanted older kids (like 8-10 years old) instead of toddlers. well, some of them wanted that and it totally swayed the vote. i actually cried when i read the e-mail about their decision! the other parents with toddlers are all getting together to talk about forming our own little thing. so, things are looking up, at least.

i am awake early and crampy this morning. thankfully, i got into bed before 10pm so had some sleep! i am about 33 weeks and feeling this babe move so often and so strong. it stops me in my tracks sometimes!

on sunday, i got to help catch a baby! woo hoo! i am working as a midwife's assistant to the mw who caught ezra. it was a pretty fabulous, easy and gentle birth to watch unfold. it was really incredible to touch that babe as it emerged and gently help it slide out into the mw's hands and then to the mom. i wish i could go to births more often! i really miss the birth center in bali right now and being able to go there everyday.

fern- hoping to hear from you soon about your labor!

kaspirant- hope everything is okay today?

Two other really good things:
1. I found a solarveil sling just my size at the goodwill for $1.19!

2. My DH bought a new fridge for my birthday! I totally knew he was going to do that and am so happy about it. I posted before about how we are going to gut the kitchen this year. Well, our fridge is super old and hums all the time. We were told the compressor needs to be replaced for $500 and would only have a 6 month warranty. So, for a few $$ more, we decided to get a new fridge. It has a water filter, unlike our current fridge, so we can stop buying large water jugs now. It is being delivered this afternoon!

Catching happy babies and quiet kitchen appliances...could i ask for more?
post #103 of 303
amy - I get those dreams sometimes. There was one time i dreamt that willem slipped down a muddy, mossy embankment into a pond with reeds and weirdish looking spirit things swimming just beneath the surface. it was so surreal i knew it was dreaming but it still gives me the creeps. i've also had dreams about one or the other getting run over by cars or falling to their deaths.

kaspirant - hope things are better today

helen - guess i need to get on ravelry... or just snoop your and Fern's blog more often.

QoC - how frustrating only losing a pound might be for you! ugh. what do you do to exercise strenuously outdoors at this time of the year? Do you do most of your workouts when the kids are napping or when dh is home or do you have some magical way to occupy them for 80 minutes while you get it in?

gunter- you have an awesome goodwill!!! there is a red white and blue thrift store that always has great stuff but i only go there alone. parking is atrocious, the aisles are way too narrow to navigate with a cart and kids and i end up spending more time there than they can handle so i don't go often. need to though because i've got to build up a baby wardrobe sometime soon. i think i may get or make a water sling for this baby. i'm sure i have something meshy around that I can use. I always put baby in a bouncy seat out just outside the shower but this time we don't have one (and won't buy one) and there's really no room for one in our bathroom (the stool and the diaper pail take up all extra floor space).
post #104 of 303
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QoC - how frustrating only losing a pound might be for you! ugh. what do you do to exercise strenuously outdoors at this time of the year? Do you do most of your workouts when the kids are napping or when dh is home or do you have some magical way to occupy them for 80 minutes while you get it in?
My kids don't nap anymore, but I used to work out while they were napping. We've had an unseasonably warm fall/winter so far, so I've gotten to do a lot more cycling than I thought I would. Sometimes Ellie rides in the baby seat on my bike, sometimes my MIL watches her. (Killy's at preschool four days a week) I also took up jogging a few months ago, if its at least 45 degrees I try to go jogging. I bundle Ellie up and put her in the jogging stroller or I beg and plead with DH to watch the kids for a little while in the late afternoon so I can jog by myself. I take the kids with me to go hiking on days when its warm enough. I usually manage to get a good workout, my kids are crazy-athletic and can happily hike at a brisk pace for an hour or two. And, if Ellie does wear out I pop her in the Ergo, which just intensifies my workout. (See the pic of the kids in my siggie for a glipse of the latest hike!) I make up the rest of my minutes by working out after the kids go to bed. I have an exercise bike, a gazelle, and a step. When the kids are playing in the basement I can do the exercise bike, and if they're watching tv upstairs I set up the step in the kitchen to work out. Anyway, most days I do 2-3 half hour workouts during the day/evening instead of one long workout.

I know I haven't been particularly vocal in my support of all you pregnant mamas - but I'm thinking of you all! I'm about 95% at peace with DH and I not having any more kids, but being able to be at that point means I can't spend too much time talking about pregnancy and birth, otherwise I get sad and wistful. I am so happy for all of you, and looking forward to hearing about your wonderful, peaceful births!
post #105 of 303
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I hate replying to my own posts, but I feel like even more of an idiot. No pompom. Just bogeys. I don't know how green snot can be mistaken for fluffy white craft supplies, but : it's better than the alternatives.
And apparently she said thankyou to the doctor and her daddy after they held her upside down, blew into her nose, shone bright lights into her nose and generally mutilated her
Well, at least now you don't need to banish all craft supplies from the house. Boogers beat pompoms as nose-dwellers, any day.

I slipped and fell on some ice during my run this morning. And like an idiot tried to grab the stroller to stop myself from falling, and tipped Neela on end. She was too obsessed with her snack to really notice- she never stopped eating! I felt pretty silly, but no bumps or bruises for either of us.

Gunter~ Congrats on the sling find and the baby catch! This reminds me, I want to do some thrift shopping soon. Both Neela and I could use some new clothes in the near future.

Kaspirant~ I hope you feel better soon. And the countdown to maternity leave is on!!!!
post #106 of 303
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I took a much-needed break from the computer for the last week and I feel completely revitalized. My house is cleaner, I spent tons of time with my kids and actually have more energy because I spent way less time sitting on my bum in front of the computer. I think I will be spending less time online because it was SO good for my family I don't want it to stop. Don't worry, I won't abandon you though.
post #107 of 303
QoC - gotcha! I was wondering how you were getting in the total 80 minutes but didn't think to consider you might be breaking it up. My kids won't walk more than a block There's a great park a few blocks away with trails etc but they won't go for hikes. I think it's mostly my fault. I haven't been very mobile since the morning sickness in the summer. I guess I'll make up for it next summer!

Mel - ouch! are you okay??? I don't think you were acting like an idiot (be nicer to yourself) you were just reaching for whatever support was closest. Glad Neela is okay.

DiD - I missed you! I know what you mean about spending less time online but as it is the web is my virtual outlet in so many respects. If I go a day or two without spending some quality time online I end up feeling really isolated and out of touch. So...
post #108 of 303
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I took a much-needed break from the computer for the last week and I feel completely revitalized. My house is cleaner, I spent tons of time with my kids and actually have more energy because I spent way less time sitting on my bum in front of the computer. I think I will be spending less time online because it was SO good for my family I don't want it to stop.
That is so awesome. I go through phases of being a total internet junkie, and then not so much. I'm in total junkie phase lately and spend way too much time "sneaking" to the computer when Brynn is occupied to check my email. I was just thinking today, I need to go back to limiting it to once or twice a day.

I just talked to Kavita today and she has been on an Ella-induced internet break; Ella poured water on the modem, so they haven't had internet at all for a few days! She didn't say if it revitalized her or not, so we'll have to ask her.

Mel - OUCH! I am glad you are both OK. One time when I was strolling Brynn, I had my dog's leash hooked around the stroller, which I always did. She was so obedient and gentle I never worried about her trying to take off or anything. Well, this cat came out to the sidewalk and completely attacked my dog (swear to god), which of course made her pull back to try to get away from the insane cat, and the stroller tipped over on its side. I was practically hysterical, but Brynn was OK. She got a big scrape above her eye, but otherwise she was fine. I seriously *almost* kicked the cat into the street, but didn't. It was traumatic though!

Gunter, I'm really sorry that you didn't get into the homeschool co-op that you were hoping for. I hope this just means that something better is waiting for you and Ez, even if you don't know what it is yet. I'm still working through my Waldorf issues, but am starting to feel like I'm regaining my footing about it. We're going to stay, and I'm going to keep working to try to make it better.

Kaspirant, sorry I don't have any wise words. Listen to your intuition? and yay for almost being on maternity leave! How's the new cabin by the way? I don't remember you saying too much about it. Are you loving it?

Helen, I'm glad to hear it's not another pom-pom. Did I tell y'all about my ex-nephew who used to stick raisins in his nose? He had to go tot he hospital twice to have them removed. And Cheerios, too. And one time my friend's little boy put a *marble* in his bottom. But that's another story altogether....

Fern, thinking of you (like, hourly) today Mama!!!!

I am feeling better today - I started my period, so go figure. At least I know I'm not going insane. I do think there are a few areas that I need to find some peace with (if possibe) but I am just really relieved to know it's been mainly PMS and not serious depression or something. Thanks for all the hugs, too!

Oh and speaking of thrift stores, we went to a Goodwill store the other night and there was a pair of Earth shoes for $1.95! Of course, they were a size too big for me, dammit!! Foiled again.

Well, the groceries are in the kitchen thawing out so I'd better get back to my domestic bliss.
post #109 of 303
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I just talked to Kavita today and she has been on an Ella-induced internet break; Ella poured water on the modem, so they haven't had internet at all for a few days! She didn't say if it revitalized her or not, so we'll have to ask her.
I'm back online!!

It was more annoying than revitalizing, actually. I realize when I don't have the internet accessible that it is a really integral part of my daily life. Not only for my socializing and connection here and on a few other groups, but just for basic life functions. I couldn't check my bank account. I had to call a movie buff friend in Arizona because I couldn't remember at all where "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" was set and it was driving me crazy and I couldn't look it up. (Savannah, Georgia. I was thinking it was Charleston, SC--I'm reading a book set there and was trying to get a visual!) I was going nuts because I watched Grey's Anatomy and one of the actresses who played a patient looked so familiar, but I couldn't look up who she was. (Finally found it--Glenne Headley, who was is Mr. Holland's Opus and also played Dr. Abby Keaton on ER years ago.) We are considering buying a cordless rechargable sweeper, and I wanted to get online to compare a couple of different models and find out which was the best. Couldn't do it. I started to make pancakes yesterday morning, then realized that I hadn't ever printed the recipe or saved it anywhere, I had to call DH at work to look up the recipe for me!! (I did have a little access in the evenings when DH was home because he has an iphone and can connect wirelessly. So I did check email and such in the evening but it was kind of a PITA to try to actually type anything or look much up.)

I am experiencing a sort of trip down the memory lane of the first couple of months postpartum, as I have a blocked nipple pore/plugged duct--so my life is all about my nipples right now!! (well, one of them anyway, lol!) It seems to be resolving though, thank goodness, but it is taking a lot of work and effort to keep it cleared up.

Q of C--I thought you were planning on having a couple more kids down the line in a few years??? Did you guys decide to stop with two?

Flapjack--glad that Skye is okay and pom-pom free!

Gunter--yay for the thrift shop score!!

Kaspirant--hope you feel better soon! Like I think I might have mentioned lately I had pretty seroius case of bronchitis in late pregnancy with Ella and it sucked!! Ended up going to urgent care.

Mel--ouch! falling always stinks, especially as we get older it seems like we don't bounce as well and are more aware of the fact that you could really screw yourself up!!! glad you are both fine!!!!
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Q of C--I thought you were planning on having a couple more kids down the line in a few years??? Did you guys decide to stop with two
Well, we'd always planned on having 4-5 kids, but DH says he's just overwhelmed at times with the current two (Killy is a very high-needs kid, DH is a complete introvert and gets overwhelmed very easily), and he's not ready to have more anytime soon. While I'd love to have more kids NOW, I don't want to wait five years and start all over again, in a few years I'm hoping to go back to work. Basically, my feelings are its now or never, and DH says absolutely not now, so it seems to be never. We're not sure enough to even be talking about him getting a vasectomy, but we're fairly sure this is it. There are some benefits of stopping at this point, though. Our house has three bedrooms so its perfect for two kids, putting two kids through college will be a lot easier than putting four through, and we realized that our kids will be through college and (presumably) out of the house before we even hit our 50s! We like the idea of having a nice long retirement with lots of time to travel, and not having to be dealing with having high schoolers when we're in our 50s and 60s. No offense to any of you who are going to be in that position! DH's parents and my parents were both in their mid-thirties when they had kids, we're the freaks of the family for having our kids in our mid-twenties. I feel pretty good about it, except when I think about the fact that I'll never be pregnant or give birth or breastfeed a newborn again. I'd do all that again in a heartbeat, but I'll admit I might choose to skip over the toddler years!

Regarding boob issues, the best advice I've gotten about plugged ducts is to fill a sposie with tap water as hot as possible, then use it on your breast. The gel beads in the diaper will hold the heat really well for several hours and you get that great moist heat. Of course, your cleavage smells like a baby's butt for awhile afterward...
post #111 of 303
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I can't believe it, but my baby girl will be one soon. My sister called today to start planning Suriya's birthday party.
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DID. I can't believe after a week off, you've posted twice in 24 hours Are you on babywatch for Fern too?

Jen, I was trying to find the words to say this last night. Nothing is forever, at least not in terms of NOT having more children. I was never really "done" after Isaac was born, but growing your family as a single parent is, you know, a bit of a minefield at the best of the time. Then Steve and Skye came into our lives, and you know what? Whilst I'm a huge believer in having kids close together, that big gap between Isaac and Skye saved my sanity. There is no way on this planet that I could have done it otherwise...also, having had kids, taken time off from work and away from a career and then gone back to life after young kids, it makes it so much easier to do it again. You have that perspective of "yes, I want another baby, and I know that it's going to be 2-3 years of sleepless nights and constant redirecting and tantrums but you know what? I don't care, I'm going to do it anyway, because I know it's so worth it." So yeah- don't rule out the possibility of an afterthought baby (or two, or three) entirely, if it's right, you'll know. I know i had a few years head-start on you in terms of timing, but Isaac will be 16 when I hit 40, so my 40s were going to be my years for living dangerously- now, of course, it's slipping back the decades. At 50, the younger two will be university-aged, and the guys should hopefully be independent
post #113 of 303
I have a sick, sick baby today. She was up hacking all night, and now she's just drooped on the couch watching Signing Time. I feel so bad for her.
post #114 of 303
I'm hanging in there. We got a HUGE snow storm and nearly got snowed in 3 days after we moved in. We had over a foot of snow. Welcome to the mountains I haven't lived in snow since '99. Jacob thought it was the coolest thing in the world. It was so much fun to watch him play in it. The snow storm was followed by both of us coming down with what I thought was a simple cold...of course nothing is simple when you are pregnant. We both have/had bronchitis and it is kicking my butt. Jacob is faring much better than I am with it.

Because of being sick and the weather being so crazy we are WAY behind on the unpacking/moving in. I finally got the kitchen in working order last night *yay* so cooking can begin.

We *LOVE LOVE LOVE* the cabin and Jacob cheers every time we pull up and yells "YAY! House!" He loves having the yard to play in and the trees and I think he even loves the cold cold weather.

The pregnancy is going well, other than just feeling sick with the non-pregnancy related things. I can't believe I'm STILL pregnant and standing. I'll be 33 weeks Friday. One more week and I'll be the most pregnant I've EVER been because Jacob was born at 34 weeks. That is VERY exciting.

My OB is writing me off work at 36 weeks so I only have 15 more days of work. We decided that I won't be going back to work after Leah is born and will be taking unpaid leave. This is a scary prospect because DH is not working right now because he is in school *over* full time. He has classes in the evenings and is doing his student teaching during the school days. He's not making any money right now. But we are down-sizing everything, selling what we can, and are going to be trusting that we will make ends meet. We may be on the beans and rice diet for a few months there. We will move to Colorado in June and hopefully find somewhere to settle down where DH can teach and I can stay home with the kids.

My ending working is a very final decision right now because we are actually allowing my credential to expire and it will require a lot of work (it would require a lot of work to keep it up as well) to re-certify. If I go back I'll never go back in the capacity I am now, which means financially it won't be worth it with the daycare costs.

And in super duper amazing EXCITING news. DH and I are going to see Wicked in LA next Thursday night. Jacob is going to play with his *surrogate* gramma here for the night and we are going to have a nice dinner just the two of us and to see the play. I Wicked and read the book the year it came out WAY before it was the sensationalized popular item it is now. We are going to celebrate our anniversary (Yes we are aware it is in April...but in April I will have a newborn...no way we are leaving her then so this is kinda a last chance for a while thing) I have a doctor's appointment that morning so I am taking the entire day off work so Jacob and I are going to spend the day together so he won't be in daycare all day and then with his grammafriend all night. I am SO excited!!

barcelonaI need to email you. If we are ever healthy again, we need to play!!!

*Amy* I'm sooo sorry that Brynn isn't feeling well. I hope she feels better soon.

QofC We are talking about this being my last pregnancy and I'm not letting myself think about that. I'm not sure I could handle it as well as I am if I dwelt on that it could be the last time I *fill in the blank* We don't think we are done having kids...but we are seriously considering adoption/fostercare. It's hard to feel that final about things, even if it is *right* for your family.

KavitaWelcome back. I know what you mean. I don't think I could function properly without the internet for things. It's crazy how we learn to rely on something so quickly.

FernHow are you doing!?!?! Baby here yet?!?!

flapjack I blame you for my ravelry addiction....grrrrr. I have so much to get started on and more internet things *though awesome and amazing) are so not what I need...but I'm loving moseying my way around over there...



Okay I should be working...*hugs* mamas!!
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It's interesting to think about the whole thing of how many kids you have and what kind/size of family you want from a perspective of age . . . those of you who are having kids in your early-mid 20's are sort of in a whole different place than those of us who are doing it in our mid-late 30's! For example, when we're done having kids it probably won't be as big of a deal if we want to do some sort of permanent contraception (for him or me) because I'll be pretty much at the end of my fertility anyway! So to some extent, it doesn't really feel like we have as much of a decision to make as if we were younger, iykwim. At 36, I just biologically don't have time to have five or ten kids, unless of course I start popping out one every year, which is not my style. Not that we would want ten kids anyway, but you know what I mean . . . some of the options for natural reproduction are constrained. We are absolutely certain that we want two kids, and we are open to the possibility of a third but that is a decision that will be made seeing how we fare after we have a second. Two is a lot more streamlined in a lot of ways (one kid per parent, don't necessarily have to trade the Hyndai Elantra in for a minivan, our house is a 3 bedroom, easier to haul the whole family to India to see the grandparents, etc.) But I've always also thought that it might be nice to have three kids. I guess we'll have to wait and see. Although I do really feel a tremendous deal of conflict and pressure because of my age--even though there are a few things I would like to do before getting pregnant again I know that even if I got pregnant right this very day I would be 37 when I had the baby, and I worry that I might have trouble getting pregnant and there is definitely a higher risk of miscarriage, twins, and genetic defects with increasing age. Also, we are in a weird situation because we really do want DH to go back and do his Ph.D, which will mean about 4 years living on a grad student income, or I'll have to work. So that kind of plays into the whole scenario too, because it's not like we can just take a break for several years and then pick up where we left off in five or ten years! What kids we are going to have, we pretty much have to go ahead and have them within the next 4 years, and then be done. Which means either putting off the program or having a hell of a few years there! We'll see how it all pans out.

I also don't think that we are really open to fostering or adopting at this point in our lives. I actually seriously planned on fostering/adopting as a single woman before I met DH and got married--I was licensed as a foster mom for infants and even had a bassinette and baby things ready in case I got the call. But I just never got a placement, and then I ended up being paired with a 12 y/o who had some gender identity issues and who was having some real problems in group care--they thought that I'd be a really good match for him and wanted me to expand my age range and be his foster mom, but I was not financially or practically equipped to be insta-mom to a 12 year old with behavior and attachment issues. (I had a 1-bedroom apartment, and couldn't afford to move at that point, and for a kid over 2 they have to have their own room by the foster regulations.) I agreed though to meet him and be a "special friend" and really struggled with the whole thing because I really loved him and wished I could give him a better life and take him in but I knew that I really would not be able to handle him or the situation. Obviously establishing bonding and discipline as a foster/adoptive parent with a newborn/infant and with an almost-teenager are two different things! (The story has a fairly happy ending anyway--I was his "big sister" and did things with him every weekend and sometimes during the week for a year. I took him to his first gay pride festival! He got moved to a better group home situation from the one he was in and then at the end of about a year his grandmother in another state agreed to take him in and he moved there. Some not so great stuff happened with that and I sort of lost touch with him although I tried to keep in contact (eventually she shipped him off to a hardcore Christian bootcamp type program) but then after that he ended up being reunited with his mom. After many years I just got into contact with him a couple of months ago--he is a young adult, doing well, living with his mom, graduating high school, preparing to go to college, and it sounds like he's doing great! I was so happy to talk to him again, and he was really happy that I found him too!!)

Anyway, about adoption, especially because of the racial/religious/cultural/national mixture in our household, I think it would be a lot harder for us to both meet our own needs for creating a cohesive sense of our own identify as a family and to sort of expand that to meeting an adopted kid's sense of needing to have a sense of their heritage and background. I don't know if that makes sense, but I also look at all the little things that we say about Ella--how we find traits in her physically and in her personality that come from one or the other of us or another family member. Like DH thinks she has his mother's artistic temperment and his brother's spiritedness and mischeviousness. She definitely looks like a mix of the two of us physically--she has more his build I think (long torso) but definitely my hair, my mom says she has my chin, and she has (unfortunately for her!) inherited DH's weird toenails! lol! Also, we always have an ongoing thing about whether she looks more Indian or more white, and sort of observe how that changes a bit over time with her favoring one or the other look at different points in her development. I think it might be hard to manage that with two bio kids and then adding an adopted kid into the mix . . . would we adopt a totally Indian kid from India? Or a white kid who didn't share in the Indian heritage? Or totally mix things up and adopt a kid of a different racial background entirely? The only way I could really see it working well with us is if we raised our own bio kids and then sort of had a "second family" with an adopted kid or two--even people who have an age gap like this with their own bio kids (like having a few in their early 20's and then having a later-in-life kid or two in their late 30's early 40's) sort of end up with a different dynamic where it's kind of like they have two separate families, because the older kids are more or less grown and gone and the younger ones sort of grow up with the older ones being more like aunts or uncles than like siblings. Does that make sense? But anyway, I am rambling because Ella is off at the babysitter's and, well, I can! lol! This long post represents about the first fifteen minutes of uninterrupted thought I've had all week! But my eggs are aging even as I type!! So I'd better get off the computer and accomplish something here!

Hugs to everyone--and Amy, sorry that Brynn is sick, if you need anything LMK!! I can come up there and bring you whatever if you need anything from the store or whatever.
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no baby!

amy i hope brynn feels better soon!

my brain isnt really functioning enough to read long posts these days, but im here in spirit.

love you all and ill let you know when baby comes
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DID. I can't believe after a week off, you've posted twice in 24 hours Are you on babywatch for Fern too?
Not really, but I am trying to find the balance between getting my housework done, having time for my family and also allowing myself a break every now and then. So far today I have been on the computer twice but still managed to stay on top of the housework, and the kids all wanted to watch tv, except for the baby who is asleep, so I'm not really missing any quality time at the moment.
post #118 of 303
kaspirant, you're on ravelry? What's your username?

Fern Bean and I had another tough night of false labour this evening, and I was trying so hard to think every single one of the contractions over the sea to you. I've come to the conclusion that you need to move to the east coast of Canada, and then it'll work

Kavita, I'm so glad that your "little brother" (is that what you call it?) made it through his teenage years, and that you were there for him. What I can say is that I don't think fear of miscarriage should hold you back from trying for another (or another, or another.) One of the things that the last year has really taught us is that life is a miracle, and just getting from sperm + egg to pregnancy test is an amazing achievement, there is so much stacked against it. Admittedly, it would be very nice if his lordship decided to come and be amazing and miraculous on the other side of my vagina, but we can't have everything, can we?
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yes. I overheard you talking about it so I put my name on that waiting list. I just got my invite and haven't done anything yet...but I'm there.

my username there is simplimama

I'm moving away from kaspirant...it's linked to my ex in a few too many ways so I'm ready for a new online identity...and would love to not be able to be googled by too many from my past...

I can see it becoming a new obsession though. I've loved surfing through patterns and pictures and I'm eager to start my new career as a SAHM where I'm hoping for more time to do some knitting and crocheting...we'll see I spose...

15 more work days...OMG I'm so excited!!
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Kavita, I'm so glad that your "little brother" (is that what you call it?) made it through his teenage years, and that you were there for him. What I can say is that I don't think fear of miscarriage should hold you back from trying for another (or another, or another.) One of the things that the last year has really taught us is that life is a miracle, and just getting from sperm + egg to pregnancy test is an amazing achievement, there is so much stacked against it. Admittedly, it would be very nice if his lordship decided to come and be amazing and miraculous on the other side of my vagina, but we can't have everything, can we?
Sooner or later he'll come out!!!! He can't stay in there forever! We're all waiting on you and Fern with bated breath!!!! And at the same time willing Gunter's and kaspirant's babies to stay put for the time being!!

Actually I probably shouldn't have put miscarriage in there--it's in the list not because it's a reason not to try, just because I've read too many maternal health textbooks and it's sort of on the list of "things that start happening more with advancing maternal age." What can I say, I'm a nerd. Honestly the idea of twins scares me, as I can barely manage one at a time, so two at once would be very very difficult. I have a decent probability of being the grandmother of twins someday though, especially if we have another girl--DH's sisters are fraternal twins, and that double-egg-releasing thing is genetic so our daughter(s) may inherit it! So that might be cool for me--being the grandma of twins, I could handle, since you can play with them and then give them back!
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