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post #201 of 219
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Originally Posted by tallanvor View Post
Congrats to both of y'all on the baby girls!!

Tammy, I hope you recovery goes well. I'm not actually in Anchorage, but I'm not that far away, either. I could bring something down that way if you need anything.
ITA! I'm also out in the Valley, but my hubby is in Anchorage all the time. If you need ANYTHING, it's nothing for me to ride along with him.
post #202 of 219
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Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
Oh Tammy. What happened? I wish you a speedy recovery as well as lots of rest and peace of mind and heart.
you are all so kind and supportive. This past surrogacy has been very rough and my relationship with the IP's was very difficult. Don't get me wrong, they are awesome guys, wonderful daddies but we had a lot of ups and downs. They were very unwilling to compromise when I had to move back to Alaska so it caused a lot of issues between us. I had to deliver the baby in California and with 4 kids in school and a Hubby who works 60 hours a week, this trip was EXTREMELY difficult to pull off. I had NO support from my IP's with it (financially or emotionally, or physically) and in fact they were trying to demand I was here in California at 34 weeks until birth. I ended up breaching my contract so I could come at a more reasonable time (37weeks)
We could only get help with the kids for 4 weeks as well.
So, in the end I made the extremely difficult decision to have a scheduled c-section so we KNEW when the birth would happen and when I could return home.

so that is the gist of the story
post #203 of 219
Oh Tammy... I'm so very sorry I'm sorry they were so difficult I can't imagine being so unflexible with someone who was giving me such an enormous gift.

Again, you are an AMAZING woman! I wish you a quick recovery.
post #204 of 219
Just wanted to send a hug, that must have been a very difficult decision to make, shame on them for putting you in such a position! I wish you a swift recovery and a safe trip home.
post #205 of 219
Tammy,

Sorry to hear of such a difficult decision you had to make. Take care of yourself, I wish you a speedy recovery.
post #206 of 219
I'm okay. Painful physically but emotionally okay.
When the OB was pushing out the placenta, her thumb went though my uterus, she had to repair that hole as well. She told me my uterus was very "tired". I wish she would have said something at the time instead of waiting 2 days. I was going to have my tubes tied but changed my mind a week before the surgery. But if she has said something during the surgery, I could have at least had the opportunity to rethink the tubal. Now, I will forever wonder if something will happen if I were to get pregnant again. I dont have any plans to do so in the near future but...................well, you know. What if?? There will ALWAYS be a fear now.
Also, it leaves me with tons of questions! What if I HAD labored and my uterus was that thin and worn out? What if I had opted for an induction?? maybe the c-section was not a bad idea.

Anyway, I leave here tomorrow am and should be in town by dinner! I'm just thrilled to be going home. I have a new house and of course my family cannot wait!
post #207 of 219
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Originally Posted by roadfamily6now View Post
I'm okay. Painful physically but emotionally okay.
When the OB was pushing out the placenta, her thumb went though my uterus, she had to repair that hole as well. She told me my uterus was very "tired". I wish she would have said something at the time instead of waiting 2 days. I was going to have my tubes tied but changed my mind a week before the surgery. But if she has said something during the surgery, I could have at least had the opportunity to rethink the tubal. Now, I will forever wonder if something will happen if I were to get pregnant again. I dont have any plans to do so in the near future but...................well, you know. What if?? There will ALWAYS be a fear now.
Also, it leaves me with tons of questions! What if I HAD labored and my uterus was that thin and worn out? What if I had opted for an induction?? maybe the c-section was not a bad idea.

Anyway, I leave here tomorrow am and should be in town by dinner! I'm just thrilled to be going home. I have a new house and of course my family cannot wait!
I'm so sorry about the whole turn of events. I ended up having a tubal after I was told my uterus was "incompetent" and that I would never be able to carry another pregnancy to term (I started labor at 21 weeks and was able to keep her put until 37 weeks on complete bedrest) and I wish a million times over that I would have NOT had that tubal. I ended up with adenomyosis and TLS (tubal ligation syndrome). It started with much heavier periods and some pretty strong cramps to being curled in a ball eating narcotics for 3 weeks of every month by the time dd was 18 months old. I had a hysterectomy shortly before her 2nd birthday. If I would have never had the tubal, I likely would have never had any of those complications
post #208 of 219
Does anyone know if this is some sort of allergy season here? I'm allergic to mold, fungus, dogs, dust mites, and some sort of tree... but really don't remember it being anything that we have here.

At any rate... I've been having horrible headaches the last couple of days and my sinuses feel stuffy (I'm thining a sinus headache) which usually comes when I'm exposed to stuff (like my dogs getting in my face) but I can't imagine this time of year vegetation would be an issue?
post #209 of 219
Do you get the NAB bulletins? We're still getting them but I've stopped reading as trees & grass are moot. Subscribe--they'll send a report every couple of days w/the local levels.
post #210 of 219
So, the Discovery Chanel called me. Yea seriously! And the funny thing is, they called my office. I don't post my office number in my doula advertisements, only my home number. Anyways, I was in testing from 1-5 so the guy had to leave a voice mail but he said something about the Home to Baby show and that he wanted to talk to me about my being a doula and homebirth in Alaska. As a homebirthing doula that sounds wildly attractive. Does anyone know about this show? Is it a real show? I don't have cable and have never heard of it. Maybe it's new. I might have gotten the name wrong as I couldn't hear that part very well. Guess I'll go look on their site before I call him back tomorrow.
post #211 of 219
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Originally Posted by Icequeen_in_ak View Post
Does anyone know if this is some sort of allergy season here? I'm allergic to mold, fungus, dogs, dust mites, and some sort of tree... but really don't remember it being anything that we have here.

At any rate... I've been having horrible headaches the last couple of days and my sinuses feel stuffy (I'm thining a sinus headache) which usually comes when I'm exposed to stuff (like my dogs getting in my face) but I can't imagine this time of year vegetation would be an issue?

I don't know about up here because my allergies are wonderful up here (absolutely miserable in the South and in Michigan), but I know there are quite a few weeds/grasses that pollinate this time of year down there and mold is commonly an issue in the fall, too. Especially with as damp as this year has been. Some trees pollinate in the fall, also, but again, I don't remember exactly which ones. Since nothing has really been bothering me (compared to previous places, anyway) I haven't really kept track of allergy season up here.
post #212 of 219
Hi ladies. Checking in. Do we need a new October thread?
post #213 of 219
oh, and on the penmanship thing.. I think as long as handwriting is legible, I don't really care if its pretty. I mean I would really like to light NCLB on fire, but as things are, with standardized testing requiring handwritten exams, legibility is important, but beyond that? um, I am not too crazy about pretty.
post #214 of 219
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Originally Posted by alaskanteach View Post
oh, and on the penmanship thing.. I think as long as handwriting is legible, I don't really care if its pretty. I mean I would really like to light NCLB on fire, but as things are, with standardized testing requiring handwritten exams, legibility is important, but beyond that? um, I am not too crazy about pretty.
I never said anything about pretty. I said it was not legible.

I think I'd like a new Oct thread just to stop this line of discussion. It was a vent on my part, and has turned into a really distressing thread for me.

penelope
post #215 of 219
Ah, no P, you are doomed to forever justify your vent... : Let's get back to arguing which is better--Fbks or Anchorage!

TGIF

Hope everyone is having a great weekend thus far Think we'll go climb the Butte tomorrow and check if Pyrah's has pumpkins. I kind of doubt it, though. :
post #216 of 219
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I never said anything about pretty. I said it was not legible.

I think I'd like a new Oct thread just to stop this line of discussion. It was a vent on my part, and has turned into a really distressing thread for me.

penelope
um I was supporting why your dc's legibility would be important. Her tests would have to be read.

Sorry didn't mean to step on feet- been away from the thread for a while..
post #217 of 219
It snowed. Wasn't expecting snow quite this early. Don't remember getting it this early before. Not that it stuck, of course, but still. Don't know about elsewhere in the Valley, but in my yard, I swear some of those flakes were a good 2 inches across. Kids thought it was awesome. And we finally actually filled the woodbox and brought wood up to the house. Before this we would throw some in from the pile across the yard and when that was gone we'd maybe bring up a bit more.
post #218 of 219
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Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
So, the Discovery Chanel called me. Yea seriously! And the funny thing is, they called my office. I don't post my office number in my doula advertisements, only my home number. Anyways, I was in testing from 1-5 so the guy had to leave a voice mail but he said something about the Home to Baby show and that he wanted to talk to me about my being a doula and homebirth in Alaska. As a homebirthing doula that sounds wildly attractive. Does anyone know about this show? Is it a real show? I don't have cable and have never heard of it. Maybe it's new. I might have gotten the name wrong as I couldn't hear that part very well. Guess I'll go look on their site before I call him back tomorrow.

I have not heard of it but it sounds awesome! I love all the DC's shows about Alaska!!!
post #219 of 219
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Originally Posted by tallanvor View Post
It snowed. Wasn't expecting snow quite this early. Don't remember getting it this early before. Not that it stuck, of course, but still. Don't know about elsewhere in the Valley, but in my yard, I swear some of those flakes were a good 2 inches across. Kids thought it was awesome. And we finally actually filled the woodbox and brought wood up to the house. Before this we would throw some in from the pile across the yard and when that was gone we'd maybe bring up a bit more.
We got snow that stuck and it still sticking!: But I'm loving it! I have not seen snow for a LONG time.
I have missed it so.
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