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post #81 of 153
how are you guys doing?

i was having a great morning until i found out that my favorite Aunt Kathy died last night. I knew she was very ill (even though she's only 49) and in the ICU but after she tested positive for MRSA (super serious bug that doesn't respond to treatment) i chose not to go see her because i was afraid that i would get it. i feel SO selfish and bad now. i really wanted to hold her hand and kiss her good-bye...

getting the kids ready to sit in fron of a movie while i take the littlest one on a run with me. it's been four days since i've ran last and i'm anxious to get out there.
post #82 of 153
Calmom, so sorry about your aunt. For what it's worth, you were probably right to be careful.
post #83 of 153
Calmom, so sorry about your aunt.
post #84 of 153
I'm so tired of this stage of pregnancy. Seriously! I can't wait until I have a nice little (or big) belly and can feel the baby moving, etc. It would make everything I'm going through now feel so much more worth it.

I'm starving and thirsty most of the time, but I can't drink water too fast, or it makes me feel sick, and most food makes me wanna gag....but I'm hungry!

I can't believe I'm not even 6 weeks. The thought of feeling like this for another 1-2 months is scary. I'm thinking about canceling Thanksgiving, too. I am the cook in my family, and everyone was coming over. Well, seeing as how I can barely stand the smell of toast, I don't know how I'll manage to cook, even on a small scale.
post #85 of 153
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Originally Posted by calmom View Post

i was having a great morning until i found out that my favorite Aunt Kathy died last night. I knew she was very ill (even though she's only 49) and in the ICU but after she tested positive for MRSA (super serious bug that doesn't respond to treatment) i chose not to go see her because i was afraid that i would get it. i feel SO selfish and bad now. i really wanted to hold her hand and kiss her good-bye...
so sorry about your aunt

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I'm so tired of this stage of pregnancy. Seriously! I can't wait until I have a nice little (or big) belly and can feel the baby moving, etc. It would make everything I'm going through now feel so much more worth it.

I'm starving and thirsty most of the time, but I can't drink water too fast, or it makes me feel sick, and most food makes me wanna gag....but I'm hungry!

I can't believe I'm not even 6 weeks. The thought of feeling like this for another 1-2 months is scary. I'm thinking about canceling Thanksgiving, too. I am the cook in my family, and everyone was coming over. Well, seeing as how I can barely stand the smell of toast, I don't know how I'll manage to cook, even on a small scale.
I can't wait for this stage to pass either. I'm having a hard time drinking tap water (even with a filter), the only water I can stand is spring water from MIL's house- which is 30 miles away! DH is bringing some home today, luckily!

I'm usually the cook in the family too, but luckily I decided before I got PG that we're going to do more of a potluck this year. I am only in charge of 3 things: pumpkin pie (frozen), mashed potatoes and gravy, and green bean casserole (all vegan).

We sometimes have a duel family thanksgiving with my parents and DH's family. It works out well. Most everything is made vegan, beside the actual turkey for the meat-eaters in the family (there are very few of them).
post #86 of 153
Hey all, I'm officially butt'n in...
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ME! My friend who knows I am pregnant brought over chinese food for lunch for us and the kids and I teared up.
Honestly, if someone brought me food that didn't make me nauseous, I think I'd tear up too - that one might be valid and not overly emotional at this stage in the game.
post #87 of 153
calmom - I'm sorry about your aunt. Try not to beat yourself up about your decision to stay away. It was probably the wise one, although a difficult one to make.

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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?
I wish I could! We have some friends that used that technique and it worked for them, too. DH never gets up with DS because in addition to working his normal job, he works a night job four times/week (to pay off debts and save for school). So I would feel guilty about having him get up all night on a night that he would normally catch up on sleep. Also, on Sunday mornings, I go into work *really* early and if DS wakes up during that time, he will scream if DH has to comfort him. I guess he is really a mama's boy right now.

I've found a good-enough-for-now solution. I'll lay down with DS on the couch for a few minutes, nurse, then lay him back down in his crib. That way I don't wake up too much, and he seems to go back to bed faster this way. Last night he only woke up three times, including once at 6:00 am, and he went back to sleep (thus I am on MDC).

Once the baby gets here, DH gets a generous paternity leave, so he'll probably take so time off of both jobs for a few weeks. We might do the tag-team nightwean then (not that he knows this yet ). I'll have little sympathy for him at that point because I'll be up all night every night for who knows how long.

Now for the good news - I'm going shopping today! All by myself. No kids whining to go to "the Princess aisle" in Target, no feeding DS crackers to mollify him, no worrying about him escaping out of the dressing room when I am half-clothed, no stroller, no diaper bag, no strapping, unstrapping, re-strapping into carseats with every stop. Yay! I probably won't buy much, but I want to start trying on maternity clothes as things are already getting tight (this is ridiculous - I am as big now as I was at 12 weeks last time). I am so excited about this.
post #88 of 153
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Now for the good news - I'm going shopping today! All by myself.
Have fun! Anything alone is such a treat, hey? I popped out for an hour to Old Navy one evening this week and although I didn't find any maternity stuff I liked (read: that was on clearance, because I wasn't buying that $50 sweater!) it was fantastic to get out alone for a bit.

So I'm getting my butt kicked by a head cold. Sick fatigue on top of first trimester fatigue is quite interesting! DH let me sleep in until 10:30 this morning so I'm feeling better rested today. I'm so glad when I'm sick over the weekend instead of during the week when I'm on my own with the kids!

We're going out to a lighting of the Christmas lights downtown today which should be a fun kick-off to the season. I can't believe Christmas is creeping up on us so quickly! We've only had one day of snow so far and in my mind you need mountains of snow for it to feel like Christmas.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!
post #89 of 153
thanks, guys. i'm trying not to feel too guilty. she had been in a coma so i keep telling myself that she wouldn't have known if i wsa there anyway. my mom asked me to write her obituary and oh man, that plus pregnancy hormones is too much.

pinksprkly, glad you've found a temporary solution and enjoy your shopping trip!

lizzyq, we have a mostly vegan thanksgiving too! actually half the family are meat eaters but they bring their own meat and we cook all of our vegan stuff. my parents and sister are vegetarian but they go to great lengths to choose vegan ingredients. yay!

Kim, i hope you kick that head cold. glad to hear your dh is so considerate. the tree lighting does sound fun. i love the holidays.

Reha, I hear you. i too can't wait to have a little belly and feel him/her move. i'm trying so hard not to rush myself through this pg though. i really want to enjoy each and every day, even the unpleasant ones. ha!

i went on my run yesterday and today. i had to walk the uphills though i was so out of breath! tomorrow is our 13th wedding anniversary and dh's grandma will watch the kids, i'm so excited. today, i'm going to precook their dinner so she doesn't have to and look onine for the new movies. we don't get tv reception so i have no idea what's out there!
post #90 of 153
I had my first appt this morning, and my OB did an ultrasound. Of course at 5w2d, all we have is a yolk sac, but he is in my uterus! She's going to do another one 12/15 to date me, so it's going to be a long month. The only thing I didn't like was when I told her that I wanted to go natural childbirth- she replied that they won't give me a trophy if I do it. But, she laughed and told me that she would go with whatever I chose to do. And, she's supportive of bf, so that's a bonus.
post #91 of 153
Hi ladies, don't mind me jumping in right here!

Yeay for your yolk sac, emptytank2000! I can't wait to have a U/S! I used to think that 1st trimester ultrasounds were silly, but after having a m/c, I really can't wait to see that little bean bopping around in there. I'm going to wait until I have a visible heart beat before I book it, I think. Also, it has the bonus of very accurate pregnancy dating, which is important to me since my last 2 dds went very "late" (19 + 11 days post EDD respectively).

Everyone having a nice day? :
post #92 of 153
Yay for the yolk sac!!! :

I'm in the throes of serious m/s. Going for acupuncture this afternoon to see if it helps. I'm hoping so! I've tried every trick in the book, with little relief.

Yay for vomiting. (sarcasm here)
post #93 of 153
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Yay for vomiting. (sarcasm here)
Morning sickness is terrible, but it's EXTRA terrible with the work that you (we) do. Are you still actively midwife-ing?
post #94 of 153
Yes, but I don't have any clients due until Feb, so that is very, very good. I have an interview this week, but I can manage that ok, I think.
post #95 of 153
Ok, so I'm 7 weeks tomorrow and I've already been getting that pulling sensation in my abdomen when I stand up too quickly. I get the feeling that this third pregnancy is going to wreak havoc on my belly. I'm trying not to imagine being the size of a house by the 7th month!
post #96 of 153
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Ok, so I'm 7 weeks tomorrow and I've already been getting that pulling sensation in my abdomen when I stand up too quickly. I get the feeling that this third pregnancy is going to wreak havoc on my belly. I'm trying not to imagine being the size of a house by the 7th month!
i've been getting that for 3 weeks now!
post #97 of 153
emptytank, so glad to hear about your u/s!

reha, you are a midwife? that must be amazing! i LOVE every midwife i have ever met. after my 3 homebirths i thought it was maybe my calling but i just don't think i'm cut out for thinking on my feet and being responsible for so much! what a blessing for you!

kim, i find that pulling sensation so reassuring, don't you?

i've been feeling great physically. my nausea and heartburn have eased with healthier eating and exercising. i have no sugar in the house and i've been running. i'll see how long i can keep up with it.
post #98 of 153
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Yes, but I don't have any clients due until Feb, so that is very, very good. I have an interview this week, but I can manage that ok, I think.
Wow! I wish. I still have 2 primaries left in November, then off for December, and then I have 18 PRIMARIES from January to the end of March. It's because this is my final clinical practicum and then I'm a REAL MIDWIFE! :
post #99 of 153
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then I'm a REAL MIDWIFE! :
Congratulations! What a busy and exciting time!
post #100 of 153
blissful maia, that is so wonderful!!!
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