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post #61 of 153
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hi ladies!!! i'm so excited to be here.

i was in the june ddc and had a m/c and just tested positive today!!! my m/c pregnancy was completely accidental but after losing it, i realized i really wanted one more. our financial situation isn't so great right not but i know things will work out.
i don't even know what this bella band is that you guys are talking about. i feel like i haven't been pregnant in FOREVER (youngest dd is 4 1/2) and there are so many new products out there. OMG, i didn't even know that they made digital pg tests until last month. LOL
That was my husband's favorite comeback when I would say that I wanted another baby. The truth is that if we all waited until we felt financially ready, then the world would be a sparsely populated place. I don't think that we are ever financially ready, but when the time comes, you make do. I started taking my breakfast and lunch to work, and I'm saving almost $200 a month. DH was so impressed he's doing it too now.

Best of luck with your little bean, and it's nice to have you here.

Brandy
post #62 of 153
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Does anyone know if the Bella Band is superior to other brands that make something very similar?
This is a question that I am dying to know the answer to! There was a thread about it yesterday in the Pregnancy forum. I still don't quite have an answer, though.

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i realized i really wanted one more. our financial situation isn't so great right not but i know things will work out.
Welcome and congrats! My DH always says that there will never be a good time to have a baby. Right now is a terrible time for us, too. Our apartment is too small, I had just gone back to school. We weren't planning on having another. Until we decided that we really wanted another. We'll find a way to make it work and you will, too.
post #63 of 153
I agree, there's no "perfect" time for babies but it always works out!

I'm getting my butt kicked today with my first serious bout with nausea. It's come in waves a few other times but last night I woke up in the middle of the night and thought I was going to have to run to the bathroom and now this morning I can't even stand to be in the kitchen. So much for doing the dishes that didn't get done last night! I guess I know what hubby is doing tonight.

I'm trying to muster up the energy to run this afternoon. I know I'll feel way better after, but my sleepy head needs some convincing.
post #64 of 153
Brandy, you are so right! and that's awesome that you are saving somuch on your food bill.

pinksprkly, thanks!

kim, you're a runner too? i have been running since my youngest was a baby and i LOVE it! i'm vowing this pg to run regularly. i hope your nausea eases and that you kick yourself out the door.

i am going to go get my morning chores done and get the kids ready for our hour long trek down the hill to see the dentist. it takes forever with 4 cleanings but it's really nice that they can all go in together now. i also need to stop at the hardware store to get a new tube for my jogger so that I can run tomorrow.
post #65 of 153
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kim, you're a runner too? i have been running since my youngest was a baby and i LOVE it! i'm vowing this pg to run regularly. i hope your nausea eases and that you kick yourself out the door.

i am going to go get my morning chores done and get the kids ready for our hour long trek down the hill to see the dentist. it takes forever with 4 cleanings but it's really nice that they can all go in together now. i also need to stop at the hardware store to get a new tube for my jogger so that I can run tomorrow.
I am indeed a runner! It's nice to see another pregnant runner out there. I've run on and off for the past 10 years and got back into it seriously this summer. I ran my second half marathon this summer and it was fantastic. Pregnancy certainly does put a different spin on things though! This is my first time running through a pregnancy and I'll see how many weeks I can keep at it. I've got access to a gym now so at least I'll be able to stay off the icy sidewalks!

Good luck with the dentist visit and finding a new tube for your stroller!
post #66 of 153
goodness, running sounds overwhelming right now.... I just want to take my dog out for a walk. He's a big boy and he needs the excersise, we used to live in the country, but moved about 2 months ago. Living in the city is totally different and he's been acting out. I was walking him at least 3 days a week, but haven't gotten out with him in at least 2 weeks. I miss it.

My daughter has been home sick with a cold this week, I am so tired of runny noses and barking coughs... please let me stay healthy. I'm worried that coughing would swiftly become puking.

Anyone interested in reading a very long and intimate birth story? I have been thinking about giving birth again and thought I would post my son's birth story in my blog. I feel the need to wrap my head around the idea of giving birth... it's silly because really giving birth is a long way off, but.... I guess I just want to feel prepared.

I've been neglecting my blog terribly, but suspect I might start writing in it a lot more now that we have high speed internet and I'm pregnant. I always become more introspective when pregnant. But once the baby arrives... poof I dissappear.
post #67 of 153
Beautiful birth story banana girl! I laughed and cried. Thanks for reminding me of what's to come
post #68 of 153
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goodness, running sounds overwhelming right now.... I just want to take my dog out for a walk. He's a big boy and he needs the excersise, we used to live in the country, but moved about 2 months ago. Living in the city is totally different and he's been acting out. I was walking him at least 3 days a week, but haven't gotten out with him in at least 2 weeks. I miss it.

My daughter has been home sick with a cold this week, I am so tired of runny noses and barking coughs... please let me stay healthy. I'm worried that coughing would swiftly become puking.

Anyone interested in reading a very long and intimate birth story? I have been thinking about giving birth again and thought I would post my son's birth story in my blog. I feel the need to wrap my head around the idea of giving birth... it's silly because really giving birth is a long way off, but.... I guess I just want to feel prepared.

I've been neglecting my blog terribly, but suspect I might start writing in it a lot more now that we have high speed internet and I'm pregnant. I always become more introspective when pregnant. But once the baby arrives... poof I dissappear.
That is a lovely birth story. Whereabout are you in WI? I am in a suburb of Milwaukee.
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What an amazing birth story banana girl! It sounds like it was a very moving experience, and your writing style made it seem like I was right there watching it.

So my run today turned out to be a good idea. The first few minutes I was pretty touch and go with the nausea but once I warmed up a bit I felt fantastic. I felt the best I did all day in the middle of my run. This will definitely spur me on to not let fatigue and nausea pull me away from exercising!
post #70 of 153
kim, great to hear about your run! running on weekdays is always tough for me with the hills and the jogger and tagalong older kids but the weekends are what i look forward to ,running alone while dh is at home with them. awesome that you've run half-marathons!!! the longest i've run is 3 hours straight, no good idea on distance because we're out in the mountains and i can't drive my trail runs to see how long they are. i live just a couple miles from the western states trail and i have a secret dream to someday run the WS100. i take the kids every year to cheer the runners on as they come through town.


anna, i hope your dd feels well soon and that you stay healthy! i'm going to go check out your birth story too now. that must be tough leaving the country for the city. we left the suburbs four years ago to live in the country and i just can't imagine going back. how are you coping and why did you leave?

we were at the dentist 3 1/2 hours but it's all done now. whew! the drive down on bumpy roads made me feel slightly queasy but i was grateful for that.
post #71 of 153
anna -- sorry everyone is feeling yukky over there.

KimProbable -- yay on the run! I used to run when I lived on the West Coast and I could do it outside year round. But 8 months of winter has kind of cramped my style.

Ug, my toddler has been waking up sometime between 3 and 4 every morning and nursing for an hour or more straight, then getting up for the day. My older ds always wakes up between 4 and 5, so then they are both up and if I don't get up with them my toddler is inevitably doing something dangerous. I have to figure out some way to stop it, because I am wearing out. Maybe if I got up and took my toddler pee right away and then had water to give him right away after his first switch of sides he would be happy. As it is, he just switches sides every 10 min the whole time. I am really wearing out from this.

I think thats part of the reason I don't feel too too pregnant; I was so tired and run down already that this isn't that much different.
post #72 of 153
jill, 8 months winter? wow, over here on the west coast, even in the lower mountains where we are, i can't imagine!!! i've always wanted more snow and i guess you've got it!

that sounds SO exhausting with your morning situation. have you tried blackout shades or is it not the sun that's waking them up? my toddlers always nursed like that too and ihad to do like you said when i was pregnant and nursing them. i would keep a sippy cup at the bed, even a couple crackers because they were always wanting to get up to eat and just try my darnedest to keep them in bed with me. i really hope you get this figured out, i feel tired just thinking about it!
post #73 of 153
Thread Starter 
We into day 4 of night weaning. DH has been sleeping with him in his own room.. it was awful the first 2 nights, but the last 2 nights have not been too bad, and I have been sleeping great with the new arrangement! He still nurses a lot during the day.

I am skipping class today, and I'm gonna call in sick for work this afternoon too.
post #74 of 153
Just jumping in to say hi!
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Good luck LizzyQ with weaning!

Anyone else getting overly emotional already? I can't believe what I wreck I can be at a drop of a hat. I cried reading the obits yesterday and I didn't know anyone!
I cried like crazy while watching The Business of being Born the other day.
I can't even read birth stories right now because I just fall apart
I don't remember getting emotional until much later with my previous pregnancies.
post #76 of 153
Good luck LizzyQ! I wish I could nightwean DS. I tried last month, but it takes longer than a week and he shares a room with his sister every-other-week. Even if I am holding him, the fact that I won't let him nurse makes him yell. Plus I feel guilty. But I am so darn tired.

jilly - My toddler is an early bird, too. He is a troublemaker, so I can't let him wander about awake either. Lately, he's been getting up at 5, then going back to bed at 6:30. By that time, I'm already too awake to go back to bed. Grrrrrr.
post #77 of 153
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Good luck LizzyQ! I wish I could nightwean DS. I tried last month, but it takes longer than a week and he shares a room with his sister every-other-week. Even if I am holding him, the fact that I won't let him nurse makes him yell. Plus I feel guilty. But I am so darn tired.
That's why DH is with him, and not me. If he is with me he will scream until I nurse him. This way, he knows that DH is there to offer comfort but not nursing.

I tried night weaning with him still in bed with me, but he just screamed all night. Can your DH sleep with your DS in the other room? Can his sister have a living room camp-out while she is there?
post #78 of 153
lizzyq- nightweaning is hard but this won't last forever. soon, both you and dh will be sleeping much better hopefully.

hi reha!

ann, i too am pretty emotional. i hate how erratic it is. one minute, i am just lovey dovey with my kiddos and the next i'm ready to scream at them!

i'm so ticked today. i bought green slime to fill up my jogger tires and i just can't figure out how to do it. grrr. will have dh do it tonight so i can run tomorrow. my goal is to run 4 days a week and i will have to run the next 3 days straight to make that this week.

i gain SO much weight when pg and i cave into ALL my terrible cravings but i swear, i will not do that this time. i just don't want to deal with being a slug this time. i want ONE healthy, fit pregnancy.
post #79 of 153
I was exaggerating, actually. 7 months is more accurate -- Oct to April. We were lucky this year not to get snow until Nov, and we often still have snow on the ground (like serious amounts of snow) in early April. I was on the West Coast (coastal British Columbia) for 10 years before I moved here, so I think its pretty ridiculous. Before that I was just north of Duluth, but winter started a few weeks later and ended in March. I find the extra month makes a huge difference.

I thought black out shades might be the issue in the summer, but its dark here until 7:30 or 8 now, so its not that. My older son just doesn't ever sleep more than 9 or 10 hrs, so he goes to bed at 7:30 and wakes up around 5. The most annoying thing is that my toddler isn't an early riser. He just doesn't like it if I'm up with his brother and not him. And DS1 tries to wake up earlier so he CAN get time alone with me before DS2 wakes up.

I'm going to try the taking DS2 pee and having a sippy cup there this morning. Hopefully he'll go back to sleep so I can actually feel sane tomorrow.

LizzyQ -- good luck with the night weaning. It can be so hard. DS1 cries for about 3 days, and then just stayed awake all night for a few more days and then woke about once a week after that. DS2 took about 2 weeks of crying for hours in the night and refusing to ride in the sling, sit in the rocking chair, or do anything but sit up on the couch and scream. Finally one night after two hours of this, I just put him on the floor and said, "I know you can go to sleep without nursing. Now go to sleep." He blinked a couple of times, and collapsed backwards and fell asleep. It was pretty funny. I didn't move him; he slept the rest of the night in the middle of the living room floor. Hopefully your little one will be pretty easy.

AnnR33 -- I was almost crying today because an radio announcer who I don't even really like only has one week left before he's moving away. I always get really emotional the whole time -- my poor husband has to walk on eggshells for 9 months.
post #80 of 153
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Originally Posted by AnnR33 View Post
Good luck LizzyQ with weaning!

Anyone else getting overly emotional already? I can't believe what I wreck I can be at a drop of a hat. I cried reading the obits yesterday and I didn't know anyone!
I cried like crazy while watching The Business of being Born the other day.
I can't even read birth stories right now because I just fall apart
I don't remember getting emotional until much later with my previous pregnancies.
ME! My friend who knows I am pregnant brought over chinese food for lunch for us and the kids and I teared up. I think BoBB would have made me cry regardless of whether I was pregnant or not. I made the mistake of watching Reign Over Me yesterday while the girls took their naps and I sat sobbing on the couch by myself.
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