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post #41 of 91
Hi all!

I've not been very active in the june ddc. I'm feeling a bit miserable, yk right? I'm usually lurking here and trying to follow everyone's story but not really posting.

I'm feeling a bit overwhelemed right now. I'm a graduate student, I'm teaching and I'm supposed to graduate next year. So there are a lot of things in my plate right now. I definitely think this is a great time for having a baby... but still that doesn't make me feel any better.

I get the pukey-hungry feeling all the time, I don't want to eat and then when I get supper hunger I feel super pukey. Oh the joys of pregnancy...

Sorry about the vent, but I guess who else is going to understand me other than other mamas in my ddc. So there you go, one good thing, my ddc! I'm so happy to be here with you all!
post #42 of 91
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I usually pay about $30 for the XL dog size 6-pack. I use that for my dogs and my cats, and just use a syringe to dose them accordingly (I only have one XL size dog... the other dogs are 65-75 lbs, plus 2 cats).

I just use it as needed. It actually works on fleas for 3 months. I never saw any ticks this year, except on my livestock guardian dog.
I thought about that. Are they the exact same ingredients in both the cat and dog? I worry about sensitivity of cats to things that don't bother dogs. They all just got a monthly dose so we'd have to wait a month now anyways.

fantesia28- Isn't family drama fun? I get so sick of that stuff. I just wish people would keep it to themselves and not be so hurtful.

jessielove- I feel your pain. My kitchen is full of dirty dishes, and I still have laundry in the washer and dryer from yesterday. I want to nap not clean! The nesting comes later.
post #43 of 91
I hope mines a girl!!!!

although, I saved all DS's boy (and gender neutral) clothes, just in case!
post #44 of 91
Woo! I'm on a rooooll! I got the dishwasher loaded, another load of laundry in and the 2 liters organised. Yes, 2 liters. There are about a billion 2 liters of soda in my tiny kitchen right now. It looks like we're throwing a party, but no. Dh saw a sale and wanted to support his company {he works for Pepsi}. We don't drink soda. Go figure.
post #45 of 91
My back hurts!!!

I still haven't told DH.. trying to think of something clever!
post #46 of 91
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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
My back hurts!!!

I still haven't told DH.. trying to think of something clever!
Do you have those little wooden blocks that have letters on them for your other child? Maybe you could spell out "I'm pregnant" and put them up on a shelf or something to see if he notices.

Or take a picture of your pregnancy test with your digital camera and then tell him you took some new pictures today and have him look on there.

Or go out and buy a baby toy/onsie and put it in a box and tell him you got him a gift...or you could do that with your pregnancy test, too.

Let us know how you decided to tell him and what his reaction is!
post #47 of 91
I'm not very creative ~ I made Dh look at the test before I did this time because I was too nervous to look.

With our second child we announced to the family by having our first child wear a tee shirt painted with "I'm Going to be a Big Brother!" at his birthday party. Maybe something like that for your older son to wear.
post #48 of 91
I've thought of the t-shirt idea too.

DH will be home soon, so it's too late to do that, unless I do it tomorrow.

Last time I told DH, he asked me if I wanted some wine with dinner, and I said, "No thanks, I'm not drinking." And he said, "Why are you pregnant?" and I said, "Yup!" and that was it
post #49 of 91
Crazy drama, fantesia28! At least it sounds like you don't need to see them often.

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Have you tried using Frontline or Advantix on your dog/cats for the fleas? Our vet said this is the best way to get rid of them as the flea dips only last for a couple of days and don't take care of anything new that jumps on them. Frontline works for 30 days!! Just a thought.
Yeah, but isn't that 30 days of pesticides running all over the house instead of a couple of days' worth? I understand the need to control fleas in an outbreak but we don't use pesticides on our dog at all normally.

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Oh, and my mom has a friend (who's psychic) called her today and said she knows I am PG too!
That's awesome! Are you going to have her give you a reading about the baby later? Welcome, BTW!

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I still haven't told DH.. trying to think of something clever!
Aww! Let us know what you do!

AFM, nothing really new. Tired-ish. Especially after dinner time. That's also when I have to unbutton my pants usually. Maybe I'm only pg in the evening? Still haven't told the kids or most of the family. I know as soon as DD (5.5) finds out, the rest of the world will know instantly. I guess I just want to wait until we meet with the midwife and talk about our options, etc. We've also been really busy so it's been easy to stay distracted. After this coming Sunday, things will quiet down a little.

For convenience, another boy would be best for us. We have some hand-me-down summer newborn clothes for a boy (DD and DS were both mid-winter so we didn't use them before). DS is our younger one so it would make sharing a room less painful than putting a 6.5y DD with a newborn. But see, whatever I want is the opposite of what we get so I know it's a girl. I was hoping #1 was a boy because I wanted a big brother in the family. DD was born... I was hoping #2 was a girl since it was due near DD's birthday and all the clothes would fit, etc. DS was born... So it's gotta be Baby Nora in there, right?

Ugh, I could totally go to bed right now. Instead I'll be up until probably 11 on a conference call. Sigh! The life of a birth activist!
post #50 of 91
I am so freakin tired. Seriously, how can I be expected to work all day and grow a person at the same time?

At least the Nausea stayed at tolerable levels after I threw up this morning. But I'm adding vomiting at work and gagging while riding my bike to my list of things that aren't fun.

I really couldn't care in the slightest rather we're having a boy or girl, but I do sort of feel like this is a boy. I had a dream once, a long time before we conceived that I had a boy, and while I've dreamt of having children before and since, they've never been as clear as that dream was. We won't be finding out until Baby is born, but I'll be perfectly happy either way.

LizzyQ I can't wait to hear about how you told your husband!
post #51 of 91
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I thought about that. Are they the exact same ingredients in both the cat and dog? I worry about sensitivity of cats to things that don't bother dogs. They all just got a monthly dose so we'd have to wait a month now anyways.
I'm thinking the regular Frontline had the same ingredients, and the Frontline Plus had different ones? I can't remember. It's been a while since I bought any!

But look at the ingredients on the cat and dog versions, and get the one that's the same for both. You CANNOT use all dog flea meds on cats. Cats are very sensitive to chemicals, so some stuff that's safe for dogs is not safe for cats at all. So good of you to question that! I had forgotten about that aspect, as again, it's been so long since I bought it. I did research it heavily before buying and using the dog stuff on the cats though.
post #52 of 91
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Yeah, but isn't that 30 days of pesticides running all over the house instead of a couple of days' worth? I understand the need to control fleas in an outbreak but we don't use pesticides on our dog at all normally.
Flea/tick dips are much more toxic than Frontline. Actually, I prefer Revolution unless the ticks are the major issue. I'm hesitant to use any chemicals as well, but we need to- three dogs, an indoor/outdoor cat and a heavily wooded yard.
post #53 of 91
Fantesia Oh the joys of SIL's!! I can relate, I have one that has been driving me CRAZY since we told her the news... she know's EVERYTHING! I suppose ignoring is the best defense... but sometimes a pie in the face would be more fun!:

Carlin I hear ya about the vomiting at work... or anywhere public for that matter! So not fun!

Other then feeling physically pretty gross.. Things are good. I'm so excited...mixed with very nervous. Most of the time I feel confident that everything is going to be fine, and in June I'm going to have this beautiful baby to hold... but I still have these moments of panic and worry. DP is wonderful, I'd be lost without her. Always assuring me things will be fine, letting me be a little crazy when I need to be... If I could just get her to stop cooking with garlic life would be great!!!
post #54 of 91
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Originally Posted by La Marmotte View Post
None with any of my pregnancies, including this one. I was a little nauseated once with my son--sudden food aversion to *shudder* pot roast--and yesterday I felt a bit dizzy and woozy, but then I realized that I hadn't eaten and it had been 3 hours since I got up (which meant >12 hours since my last meal).
Hope that is true for this pregnancy too!

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Originally Posted by midnightmommy View Post
Today I have an extra kid. I don't normally watch him on Mondays, but his dad asked if he could come so he could move furniture at work this morning. When I asked today when he would be back he said he didn't know. That he had his books for school just in case. Um, he goes to school after five tonight. : That was not what he told me before. I would not have signed on for a whole day the way I'm feeling. I was thinking this was going to be two or three hours. I can't raise too big of a stink though, because we haven't told them yet. Actually, we haven't told anyone yet. Don't plan to until Thanksgiving if at all possible.

If I get a chance today I'm going to make a midwife appointment. Since I don't need a pelvic or a physical. I'll probably skip most of the blood work. The way my uterus is tipped it takes along time to hear a heartbeat so, really there isn't much she can do until I'm much farther along.
How long did you babysit yesterday?

I would also typically not see my midwife until 12 weeks unless there was a problem.

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Originally Posted by fantesia28 View Post
So… his mom and grandma were very happy for us. Then we give the card to his sister. She opens it, says I knew it (in a sarcastic voice). Then she says, I told my older sister that after she had her baby you guys would have another one. She said it like we only decided to have another baby because my DH’s sister had one. Hello… we have been talking about this for THREE LONG years!! I really don’t think his sister had any deciding factor on why we would have another one… besides we have two kids, she has one kid… I didn’t quite get that one! Then… there has been this issue that she likes to say my DH doesn’t make time for his extended family. Well, that could be due to the fact that they act so dumb at times!! So she says, why would you bring another baby into the world when you don’t have time for the family that you have. What right does she have to judge if we should/should not have another baby?? I mean… hello, we have a very nice home that we own, nice cars, good jobs and my DH and I are home every night. Yeah, we might be busy because we do have kids, but it’s not like we don’t spend time with our kids… everything we do is with our kids!! If my DH is working outside, my son is usually with him. So… anyways, my long story is I can’t believe that she would have reacted that way. She runs non-stop, leaves her kids with their grandma all the time, has horrible credit, and I could go on and on. Why does she have a right to say that to us? Oh well… I guess that is why we don’t spend a ton of time with them. I honestly don’t really care, it’s just really annoying. Well… to a point I guess I do care or I wouldn’t be upset about it. I just think if we are happy, then people should be happy for us.
It sounds like she is jealous. I am going to take a guess that she has acted jealous of you and your family at other times too.

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Good luck keeping up the secret! It can be fun to hide it, but I was never very good at keeping things like that to myself. I only managed to hide one of my pregnancies, and that was only from my family, who lived over 1000 miles away at the time. Hope you can rest as much as you need
It is getting easier to keep the secret.

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As for me, I did not get much done yesterday. I spent the whole day wallowing in misery. I did manage to get a few things done last night, so the whole day wasn't wasted. I'm determined to get things done today. The nausea isn't quite so debilitating as it was yesterday, so that's a wonderful start. Not throwing up in bed is definitely a plus!

So far I've: Started a load of laundry. Go me! Yeah... not doing so great on my to do list yet.
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Woo! I'm on a rooooll! I got the dishwasher loaded, another load of laundry in and the 2 liters organised. Yes, 2 liters. There are about a billion 2 liters of soda in my tiny kitchen right now. It looks like we're throwing a party, but no. Dh saw a sale and wanted to support his company {he works for Pepsi}. We don't drink soda. Go figure.
Sorry you did felt so bad on Sunday. Yay for getting so much done!

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Originally Posted by kalishea View Post
Hi there.. this is my first official post on the June DDC.. I have been hesitant to "join" as this is my first pregnancy and am a little freaked out of having a m/c, so I didn't want to jink it! But, I am starting to get over that fear, go with the flow and enjoy this journey!
I am on starting my 5th week today and have known I was pregnant since a week ago Sunday. We just got home yesterday from a trip to San Diego and Disneyland which had been planned for months, so I had to tell the people who were going with us (my parents and DH parents) that we are expecting so they didn't wonder why I didn't ride the rides and drink some wine! They are the only people who know. Oh, and my mom has a friend (who's psychic) called her today and said she knows I am PG too! Otherwise, I think we will wait to tell more people until around Thanksgiving time. I work full time and have to be to work very early, so we'll see how long I can go before my boss finds out!

Glad to be here with you gals!
I was wondering when I was going to see you over here. Welcome! Yay for 5 weeks!

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Originally Posted by Cuau View Post
I'm feeling a bit overwhelemed right now. I'm a graduate student, I'm teaching and I'm supposed to graduate next year. So there are a lot of things in my plate right now. I definitely think this is a great time for having a baby... but still that doesn't make me feel any better.

I get the pukey-hungry feeling all the time, I don't want to eat and then when I get supper hunger I feel super pukey. Oh the joys of pregnancy...

Sorry about the vent, but I guess who else is going to understand me other than other mamas in my ddc. So there you go, one good thing, my ddc! I'm so happy to be here with you all!
I can understand why you feel overwhelmed...you have a lot going on.

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My back hurts!!!

I still haven't told DH.. trying to think of something clever!
How did you tell him?

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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
Last time I told DH, he asked me if I wanted some wine with dinner, and I said, "No thanks, I'm not drinking." And he said, "Why are you pregnant?" and I said, "Yup!" and that was it
That is cute.

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AFM, nothing really new. Tired-ish. Especially after dinner time. That's also when I have to unbutton my pants usually. Maybe I'm only pg in the evening? Still haven't told the kids or most of the family. I know as soon as DD (5.5) finds out, the rest of the world will know instantly. I guess I just want to wait until we meet with the midwife and talk about our options, etc. We've also been really busy so it's been easy to stay distracted. After this coming Sunday, things will quiet down a little.

For convenience, another boy would be best for us. So it's gotta be Baby Nora in there, right?

Ugh, I could totally go to bed right now. Instead I'll be up until probably 11 on a conference call. Sigh! The life of a birth activist!
We have not told our ds (4) for the same reason. There is no way we could expect him to keep a secret, so he will find out right before everyone else.

Perhaps this time you will have the sex you prefer...that would be unpredictable and change things up a bit.

I hope you got to sleep in late!

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I am so freakin tired. Seriously, how can I be expected to work all day and grow a person at the same time?

At least the Nausea stayed at tolerable levels after I threw up this morning. But I'm adding vomiting at work and gagging while riding my bike to my list of things that aren't fun.
I do not think you can work and grow a baby.

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Other then feeling physically pretty gross.. Things are good. I'm so excited...mixed with very nervous. Most of the time I feel confident that everything is going to be fine, and in June I'm going to have this beautiful baby to hold... but I still have these moments of panic and worry. DP is wonderful, I'd be lost without her. Always assuring me things will be fine, letting me be a little crazy when I need to be... If I could just get her to stop cooking with garlic life would be great!!!
on the garlic. : for a great partner...I am not sure what I would do if dh was not so supportive.

me: Blaaaahhhhhh...that is how I feel today. Yesterday I felt ok, but spent the day on the couch. I felt terrible before dinner because I went too long without eating. Today I woke up with a terrible stomach ache. I thought I was learning all about constipation, but really I was learning about morning sickness in the form of diarrhea. I am super nauseous, in and out of the bathroom, and all I want to do is stay in bed all day.

I really need to get up and do some laundry though. I am almost out of pajamas. Oh, and you know what I would love to eat? KFC fake mash potatoes. Everything else I think about makes me queasy, but those mash potatoes (or whatever they are) sound good. I have not even had KFC in many, many years, but I saw a commercial for it.
post #55 of 91
Hi ladies!!

I don't have a ton of time to post, but wanted to say Hi!!

Bliss~ That is the other thing I have been able to stomache this week... mashed potatoes, twice baked potatoes, etc. Not sure if I would like KFC fake potatoes though! LOL!! I think you should get some if it would make you feel better.

As for my SIL - Yes, on some level I think she is jealous... why else would you respond that way? I mean, we are responsible adults and never ask anyone for help. Nobody watches our kids and we certainly don't need to be in competition with family that resides clear on the other side of the US! I am really over it now... my DH says he is going to tell her what he thinks the next time he talks to her. I really don't care though... It's about our family not everyone else anyway.

Not feeling too well today again. I semi-puked earlier, but haven't really thrown up much yet. Just that icky hungry pukey feeling! The only thing I can drink right now is sprite or 7-up. Everything else is icky!!

I better get back to work -
post #56 of 91
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As for my SIL - Yes, on some level I think she is jealous... why else would you respond that way? I mean, we are responsible adults and never ask anyone for help. Nobody watches our kids and we certainly don't need to be in competition with family that resides clear on the other side of the US!
Jealousy is rarely logical.

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Not feeling too well today again. I semi-puked earlier, but haven't really thrown up much yet. Just that icky hungry pukey feeling! The only thing I can drink right now is sprite or 7-up. Everything else is icky!!
post #57 of 91
My son is on the bus! Four hours of free time for me!

I ended up only babysitting until noon. Much better than five which is what he hinted at. If I could go without the cash I get from watching him we would be done by now. He isn't here today though.

As far as the fleas go we already gave them a monthly treatment, so they are done with that until next month. They all have to have full doses though since we already have a flea problem. I hate the chemicals too. That's why we started out with regular baths not flea dips and lots of house cleaning. We luckily don't have a tick problem here, but when we go to my mom's house the dog has to be treated. She lives up north, and her front field is full of them. Frontline is actually a little on the cheaper side right now on Amazon. It'll only cost us Ninety instead of 150. LOL! I can also get a kind of wormer for the dog that takes care of fleas, but I have to drive a good distance to get it. I'm not posting the name of it or anything, because it's a vet/farm trick that vets really don't like to share.

When it came to sharing the news with hubby I bombed. First of all I was already feeling sick since I was almost five weeks before I tested. He told me I was crazy, cause we really weren't even trying this month. Actually I thought we weren't even close because we've had very bad luck in the past if we don't get within the day of ovulation. (Girl maybe this time?) Anyways, I told him if I wasn't pregnant I would walk down the street and check my self into Pine Rest. (Local mental health facility) So I tested while he was at work, and then I stuck the test in his magazine next the toilet. It's the first thing he does when he walks in the door, so I knew he wouldn't miss it. He and I talk all day online though, and he asked me how I was feeling...I spilled. I told him I wasn't crazy, and that the kitty litter I had just bought was waiting for him. I almost taped the test to the litter and left it in the van for him to take in and see if he got it.

fantesia28- It's stuff like this that made me tell my husband that this holiday season he deals with his family and I deal with mine. That way I don't have to dig any deep holes in my back yard for the body.

Carlin- You are a brave woman to ride a bike to work when you feel so nasty. I can hardly walk to the mail box with out taking deep breaths.
post #58 of 91
Ash- lol.. that's a great way to tell dh.

ummm... yeah.. I still haven't told mine. There haven't been any good moments... I want to do something cute, and I know that as soon as I tell him he is going to start getting on my case about drinking coffee, eating cheese, yada, yada... silly, I know. But, darnit, they aren't making me sick yet, I still want to enjoy them while I can!
post #59 of 91
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Originally Posted by BlissfullyLoving View Post
I really need to get up and do some laundry though. I am almost out of pajamas. Oh, and you know what I would love to eat? KFC fake mash potatoes. Everything else I think about makes me queasy, but those mash potatoes (or whatever they are) sound good. I have not even had KFC in many, many years, but I saw a commercial for it.
Isn't it strange how the oddest things will sound SO appealing? I have a jar of pepperocini in the fridge and if I take the lid off to smell the juice it sometimes helps to settle my stomach. And a Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme is the only thing that actually sounds tasty. I say go with the taters! Indulgence every now and again is good for the soul.
post #60 of 91
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We have not told our ds (4) for the same reason. There is no way we could expect him to keep a secret, so he will find out right before everyone else.
My 4 year old son isn't all that outgoing with stuff like this, so he hasn't said a word. I was wondering if he'd bring it up when we were talking about baby Moses in Bible class on Sunday (I sit in and help out with the class), as they were talking about babies in general a bit, but he didn't say a word! He really hasn't even talked about it much at all. It may be because 4 months ago we thought we were pregnant, and then turned out not to be. It may have been a false positive (the brand of test I used had had some false positives reported by several women in a 2 month period). When that happened, before I found out I wasn't pregnant, he kept asking me "Are you still pregnant?" And then I went to the doctor for my 6 week checkup and I wasn't pregnant. This time, he hasn't asked that. I know if he does start asking, I'll freak out!
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