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This is the February 2012 pregnancy thread for ALL graduates of the "hoping, healing & conceiving again" threads. We have had a BFP explosion, and we have old friends a bit further along. Here we can discuss our concerns and problems in the safety and company of other mamma's like us. Compare BETA results, and our prenatal screens and finally show off our scans and in what seems like a lifetime away - our newborn baby pictures.

If you are a new poster, just let me know your EDD, and I'll update at the start of each week.

We have a FB group for sharing whatever you'd like in a private setting. If you'd like to join, you can find us here.



Congratulations!!
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hildare - welcomed baby Caoimhin Buck born 7 February 2012 babyboy.gif

Milly_P - welcomed a baby girl born 20 December 2011 babygirl.gif

Vermillion - welcomed a baby boy born14 December 2011 babyboy.gif



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Cameragirl - 38 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 child in heaven - EDD - 11 March 2012 - Team stork-boy.gif

Loveandlight33 - 37 weeks and expecting baby # 3, 1 baby loss - EDD - 16 March 2012

snadaska - 34 weeks, EDD - 6 April 2012

Ekandrmkb - 34 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 child in heaven, EDD - 12 April 2012 - Team stork-girl.gif

remark71 - 33 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 child in heaven - EDD - 14 April 2012 - Team stork-boy.gif

Callieollie - 29 weeks, EDD - 13 May 2012

TandN - 29 weeks, EDD - 17 May 2012

cristeen - 27 weeks - EDD - 28 May 2012

Khylie2011 - 26 weeks and expecting baby #1, 1 child in heaven - EDD - 2 June 2012- Team stork-girl.gif

Slshoe128 - 26 weeks and expecting baby # 2, 7 children in heaven, EDD - 3 June 2012- Team stork-girl.gif

CorgiMommy - 26 weeks and expecting baby #4, 1 child in heaven - EDD - 5 June 2012- Team stork-boy.gif

Thecountrymouse - 25 weeks and expecting baby #3, 1 child in heaven - EDD - 10 June 2012

3surfboys - 22 weeks and expecting baby #4, 1 child in heaven - EDD 30 June 2012- Team stork-girl.gif

maxnmaizy - 22 weeks and expecting baby #6, 3 children in heaven - EDD 4 July 2012

nicolemarie - 20 weeks - EDD 15 July 2012

diana_of_the_dunes - 20 weeks and expecting baby #5, 3 children in heaven - EDD 19 July 2012

cygknit - 19 weeks and expecting baby #1, 1 loss - EDD 21 July 2012

soul-o - 14 weeks and expecting baby #12, 6 children in heaven - EDD 29 August 2012

evillager - 12 weeks and expecting baby #2, 1 miscarriage - EDD 13 September 2012




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subbing ... gotta run, but had to let you know camera that I keep laughing at the ebonics comment. Every time I think of it I chuckle a bit. Taking kids to the park and they're getting impatient, bbl.


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Just a quick note for subbing...back to work, sigh.


Living in a very large midwestern city with a wonderful guy, an AMAZING boy wonder, and 1 ancient cat. Missing our 2nd boy wonder, lost Feb 2011 during labor on his due date. Now possibly going back down the rabbit hole, with a BFP on 8/11/11, and a due date of April 10, 2012.

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Camera, you can't start a new thread and post all these questions on the old one!  lol.gif
 

 

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If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go? Why?

I'd love to have the time and resources to travel around Europe. I'd trace my routes, visit the places our ancestors lived, and learn more about our history.

What are your favorite hobbies?

Crafting and reading, although I do more reading than crafting now. I used to sew a lot, but it wears me out now. Same goes for ceramics. Now it is a once-in-awhile sort of thing. I've been loom knitting as well. I admit to enjoying the kindergarten type crafts my daughter likes, too.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Probably shark or squid.

What future discovery do you anticipate the most? Why?

It is hard to pick one, but I think that there is a lot of room for discovery with adult stem cell lines. While there is no current research on SPS, I hope that a cure will be found while doctors and scientists are working on a cure for similar disease that has funded research.

If you were a teacher would subject would you teach?

That's a tough one. Maybe art? Or home economics?




Oh - and now I'm ticked. The dental clinic called back. After telling us they could take care of her tooth on the 16th, they told us now it is the 27th unless something opens up. I don't feel comfortable letting her sit there for another two weeks after the antibiotics are done. That sounds like a great way to make things worse and possible require another round of antibiotics. Most of all, I don't want my daughter in pain. It would be cheap, but I don't know that I can sit there and not do something. Our dentist is out of the office today, so we're waiting for a call back whenever the receptionist checks the messages.

I'll start a new post with my stuff...

 


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I'm so behind on persies that I'm not even going to try to go back to the old thread and post responses here.  I'm lazy....  Sorry.  But thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.  They are much appreciated.  My mom "outted" me on Facebook last night, so I woke up this morning to my phone blowing up.  I'm kind of pissed.  I don't even know what's going on yet, so I didn't want it spread all over the place.  I haven't even announced on FB that I'm pregnant!  Granted, only our mutual friends (which is pretty much just family, and they already knew I was pg) saw her prayer request, but I just don't feel it was her place to share my issue with the world.  I hadn't even had a chance to call my best friend!  ::grump::  That said, I do have a little more information now...

 

Based on the internet research I did last night, I thought it would be a good idea to contact my nurse practitioner again today to clarify some things.  When I spoke with her, I asked her to confirm that the antibodies were very likely a result of the blood transfusion I received.  She was like, "You had a transfusion?  When?!"  She never saw me during the twin pregnancy, so I don't fault her for not knowing this.  She said that it changed things, since now they have an idea of where the antibodies came from and why.  She said that they are much less concerned when they don't just suddenly appear in a pregnancy after a woman has already had one or more "normal" pregnancies without any sign of the antibodies.  She also confirmed that if DH tests negative for the antigens, there is very little (she didn't want to say "no chance") of the baby being affected.  So she immediately set up lab work for DH and sent the order to the facility.  He's getting tested now.  I thought it was awesome that she proactively ordered the test instead of waiting for the specialist to do so.  This way, when we have out appointment with the maternal fetal medicine doc, we should have some results and know what we're dealing with.  Unfortunately, they have not yet called me with the appointment date/time so that's all up in the air.  They may have called the house, but I came into work at 11 this morning so that I could leave early, so I don't know if there's a message waiting for me.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go? Why?

I'd probably also go to Europe.  There's so much history there that I'm interested in, especially that of the Roman Empire.  If I had to pick one specific location, it would be Rome.

What are your favorite hobbies?

 

Reading is probably #1.  I don't just read fiction (though I love a good story involving dragons, castles, and magic!!); I obsessively research anything/everything I'm interested in.  I also enjoy the "homesteading arts", like gardening, taking care of our chickens, canning/freezing/otherwise preserving food, and cooking from scratch.  And when I can get away from home, I love to backpack.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

I've also had squid (calamari).  I also eat things a lot of mainstream people find odd, such as rabbit, squirrel, venison, or other wild critters.  I'm not a vegetarian...  LOL

What future discovery do you anticipate the most? Why?

Truly affordable, efficient, clean, renewable power.  I love the idea of solar and wind power for my home, but it just isn't economically feasible for the average Joe.  Aside from the power-generating equipment itself, the batteries are expensive and need to be replaced fairly often.  Most people simply cannot afford this (including me!). 

If you were a teacher would subject would you teach?
 

Maybe architectural history, music appreciation (though in a fun way!), or something about "women's studies".  <tangent> It ticks me off that so many feminists think that the point of the movement is to be free from domestic duties.  It's not.  It's about having a choice.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with a woman choosing to breastfeed, cook, or otherwise devote her time and energy to her family in lieu of or alongside of a career.  People who equate domestic and parenting arts as enslavement piss me off.  </tangent>  Sorry, I just felt that my statement needed some context...  eyesroll.gif


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3Surf- I used G-Diapers with DD...I used the reusable liners, they have disposable liners that you shred and flush, but I liked the reusable ones. I didn't start using them with DD right away, we used disposables in the beginning...so I will have purchase some newborn sizes.

 

Now for the fun questions:)

 

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go?

Hmmm...I don't have any wild vacation dreams....I want to go back to Disney again..but I've always wanted to go to Hawaii

 

Hobbies?

I do online scrapbooking, used to do regular scrapbooking, but since DD, online is easier. I also like photography and would love to be a photographer one day:) Other than that, I guess I like cooking healthy meals and creative snacks...I also enjoy being active and working out.

 

Wierdest thing I've ever eaten?

I love sushi and I did try sea urchin..not a fan of it, but I did try it.

 

What future discovery do you anticipate?

Good question....I want to live in a "green world" free of chemicals, food dyes, preservatives..I guess I want the world to discover that our ancestors lived a much healthier lifestyle than we do.....things have gotten way to easy..I mean parents can't even spread peanut butter and jelly on bread anymore..they can buy those nasty frozen crustable things..haha and sadly, I know lots of people who feed them to their kids.... Ok, I"ll get off my soapbox now....Funny story...when DD had her 4 year check up, her DR handed her a lollypop after the appointment and DD asked "is this organic, you know food dye isn't a good for you to eat?"..haha I just don't understand why we are one of a handful of countries that have not yet outlawed food dyes in our food and products......

 

If you were a teacher what would you teach?

 

Well I was a teacher  before DD was born and I taught Kindergarten and first grade...reading was my favorite subject to teach:) But, I would love to be a Yoga instructor:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I forgot, Camera thanks for starting this thread and posting some fun questions:)

 

 


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Thanks Camera for starting a new thread and coming up with some fun questions.  

 

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go? Why?  Laugh but I really want to go to the south.  I went to Georgia once and I was fascinated with the place.  I'd love to go to New Orleans and the Appalachia Mtns.  I would also love to go to Afghanistan but under different circumstances than the current state.  

What are your favorite hobbies? Sewing, exercise, gardening, food, clothes, and home projects.   For years, all my hobby time was spent making puppets and planning circle time and projects for preschool.  I really miss the creativity that I put into preschool and I'm looking forward to using that energy towards this new little babe.  My daughter and I have never clicked with crafting.  She just wants to do her own thing.  Although we can sew together.  


What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?  Roadkill.  My mom hit a deer once and we took it home, butchered it and ate it for a really long time.  We were super poor- outhouse, washer hooked up to a windmill, home made clothes.  We were coming home from church group when it happened.  My mom really thought it was a gift from God.  

What future discovery do you anticipate the most? Why?  I agree with the pp- disease research and clean, affordable energy.  One of my biggest wishes is that people would stop eating crap and start eating whole foods.  As a teacher, I could see a direct link between what a child ate and how they acted.  We don't need a new discovery for that though.  And as for the why?  For our kids!

If you were a teacher would subject would you teach?  Preschool is my favorite.  I've also taught sex ed and I LOVED it.  I could do that again.  I have never been comfortable in a regular classroom, I get restless.  I've taught several different grades and at many different types of schools- private, charter, and continuation.  I enjoyed working with rural children and the junior high kids at a continuation school.  But I just love preschool the best.  I know I couldn't do that forever though.  I am looking forward to going back to teaching but I'm going to need to take a writing class again.  I'm so out of practice.  

 

Hope you all are doing well.  I don't know if Coffee will read this thread, but if you do... you are on my mind.  Sending you lots of love and healing energy.  -thecountrymouse



 

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p.s. Camera- good luck with your daughter's teeth.  Yikes!  I really hope that everything gets resolved quickly.  

 

 


 

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What future discovery do you anticipate the most? Why?  I agree with the pp- disease research and clean, affordable energy.  One of my biggest wishes is that people would stop eating crap and start eating whole foods.  As a teacher, I could see a direct link between what a child ate and how they acted.  We don't need a new discovery for that though.  And as for the why?  For our kids!

If you were a teacher would subject would you teach?  Preschool is my favorite.  I've also taught sex ed and I LOVED it.  I could do that again.  I have never been comfortable in a regular classroom, I get restless.  I've taught several different grades and at many different types of schools- private, charter, and continuation.  I enjoyed working with rural children and the junior high kids at a continuation school.  But I just love preschool the best.  I know I couldn't do that forever though.  I am looking forward to going back to teaching but I'm going to need to take a writing class again.  I'm so out of practice.  

 



Hope you all are doing well.  I don't know if Coffee will read this thread, but if you do... you are on my mind.  Sending you lots of love and healing energy.  -thecountrymouse




It is so true about the foods! My sisters, mom, and several other family members and friends are teachers. They all agree about the food having a huge impact on a child's behavior and ability to learn. Parents can't believe that packing REAL food would be better than candy for snacks and more empty calories for lunch. Even if you're broke, things like carrots, oranges, and apples are pretty cheap.


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Yes, I'm having that problem.  

 


 

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camera - yep, I'm having issues with it.  I'm not receiving e-mail updates for some threads, though I am for others...  I wish MDC would use a normally-formatted message board instead of  whatever-this-is that they have.

 

shoe - Speaking of those "Uncrustables"...  Isn't it crazy the stuff that they come up with?  And people eat it!!  Peanut butter and jelly in one jar, shelf-stable microwavable bacon, and pretty much any "children's" food.  Seriously, where did this idea come from that kids and babies need/should eat different food from the rest of us?  I sort of did a half-hearted version of baby led weaning, using things like yogurt, applesauce, and other real-but-soft foods to start.  And DS now will eat anything.  I know some of it is due to his personality, but I really believe that a lot of it is because we never made him anything special.  He just ate what we were having from the very beginning.  And now my 2 year old eats sushi, salad, mushrooms, and just about any other food I can think of.  And people are just shocked that he's never had a chicken nugget (the one time we had to stop at McDonald's on a toll road, he got a grilled chicken snack wrap with honey mustard, LOL).  We're not perfect, and we don't cook everything we eat from scratch.  But I don't understand how people can think that something out of a box is the same as the homemade version.  And so, SO many people don't even know HOW to cook with whole food ingredients.  I can only imagine how much WIC foods go to waste because of ignorance (not meant in a bad, demeaning way) of what to do with it.  I sincerely believe that cooking should be a required class in school.  At least give people the basics, since may parents don't even know anymore...  I'd better shut up.  Food is definitely one of my subjects where I can get on a soapbox and babble all day!


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morning ladies!

 

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go? Why?  Places that we've been to and we'd like to return, Costa Rica and Hawaii ~ so beautiful there.  I also want to take the whole family on a cross country adventure and visit the Grand Canyon in the next 5 years.  I want to go to Europe - but dh is not into it.


What are your favorite hobbies? dream hobby would be to have my own wheel and kiln and make pottery, but I've had that on the back burner for 10+ years.  I'm trying to read more and I've starting going to a book club (can't say its my favorite thing to do!), I love yoga and exercise too.


What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? I can't think of any weird foods I've eaten, how sad is that?
 

What future discovery do you anticipate the most? Why? Hmm.  I'm thinking advances in energy as well.  I'm going to sound like an old fuddy duddy but I wish we could go backwards with communication technology and start talking to each other and spending less time on smart phones! 

 

If you were a teacher would subject would you teach? I'm going to copy Stacey and say Yoga!  But if I had to teach a subject in K-12, I guess I would teach Psychology or Sociology in HS.

 

 


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Camera- It's wierd b/c the Jan thread isn't even listed on my profile anymore...it disappeared 2 days ago and this one isn't coming up either..I have to go to "Forums" to find it....wierd, huh.

 

Diana- Wish we lived closer to one another...crazy how similar we are and our DHs sound like 2 peas in a pod! haha My DD eats sushi too! She is willing to try anything is has always been given healthy choices since she was started eating table food....she loves kale, hummus with veggies, guacamole and all fruit:) She is in "school" 2 days a week for 2 hours and they take turns bringing snack and she comes home and tells me what they had...she tried pudding and prepackaged rice crispy treats for the first time......haha. We make brown rice crispy treats at home with peanutbutter, vanilla extract and agave nectar, so she's had our version of rice crispy treats . I'm glad that about half of the parents are into healthy eating and often send fruit, yogurt or cheese, so there is a good balance.  I guess it's good for her to be exposed to the typical prepackaged maintstream kid snacks too...she can't live in a bubble, right:) Okay..off soapbox again...haha


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Shoe - Gotta love the food soapboxes!  I think that food really is my passion in life.  I love to eat good food and cook, but I'm also so interested in growing my own and finding alternatives to the industrial food system.  It's one of those topics where, if people bring it up, I find myself thinking, "Help!  I'm talking and I can't shut up!"  I could go on for hours about canning tomato sauce or my local farmer's market.  It's so central to our lives; survival, health, national security, and enjoyment of life are all mixed up in food systems.  Ack, here I go again.  ::shuts up::  pinktongue.gif  Those rice crispy treats sound yummy; can you PM or facebook message me the recipe?  I try to keep DS's processed/prepackaged foods to a minimum too, but you're right about not living in a bubble.  I always feel like a Grinch when we're out and someone offers him candy and I say that we don't eat things like that.  I was so excited when one of the vendors at the farmer's market offered Ethan a carrot the other day!  He loved it and was just as excited as if it had been a cookie!

 

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Laura - Have you been to the Grand Canyon before?  I went when I was about 17 or 18, and it is amazing.  It's so big that when you stand on the edge of it, it seems like a painting because there's so little frame of reference for something that huge.  I wish we could have stayed and hiked, but we were with some younger teenaged kids of my mom's friends, and they were SO not into it....  I hope you get a chance to do pottery.  Have you done any before?  I used to take classes and go to an open workshop at our local art museum, but stopped when I had DS.  It's so relaxing and fun to create things you can actually use!

 


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Laura- I used to live in AZ, so DH and I have hiked the Grand Canyon...love it there! I could live there! haha

 

Diana- I will PM you the recipe..it's really simple:) We have a small garden in the warmer months, but I want to build a greenhouse so we can grow stuff all year. I also frequent our farmer's market. Cute about your DS getting excited about a carrot:)


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Diana - yes to the GC - dh and I went when we were dating - we went to Vegas for a wedding, drove to the GC and then to southern Cal so he could go surfing.  It was a great trip.  The only place we've taken the kids vacation-wise is to the Outer Banks, NC and DC and I really want them to have a memorable trip in their childhood (although my older boys will be in their teens by the time we go) and I'm hoping we'll be up for lots of hiking.

I took lots of pottery classes in my late teens/early 20's and I had a kick-wheel here at home for a while.  I even dug up some clay from the creek bed in our backyard and made little pots. I never made it past making coffee mugs and small bowls, but we are still using some of the bowls I made way back when.  We have a detached "studio" that my dh built before having kids - we named it the studio because it was going to be a pottery space for me and a wood-working space for him.  It has ceiling to floor windows on the back which faces the woods behind our yard - it really will be an awesome home studio by the time we reach retirement!  Of course, since we started having kids, the space has been a big playroom for the boys for the last ten years.


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I love fun questions!

 

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go? Why?

Gosh.. I think I'd probably visit the Holy Land.  I'd love to retrace all of the locations in the Bible, and maybe even be baptized in the Jordan River (well, baptized again LOL!).


What are your favorite hobbies?

Baking and reading.  I think I missed my calling and should've become a pastry chef.  I love baking more than just about anything else.  Any excuse to bake :).


What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Ugh - Haggis!  Never again.

What future discovery do you anticipate the most? Why?

I'm hoping to see better treatments for cancer, and more research into conditions that can be treated with adult stem cells.

If you were a teacher would subject would you teach?

Ooo.. Statistics!  I know that sounds crazy, but my minor in college was stats, and a good stats teacher is worth her weight in gold.


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Ooo.. Statistics!  I know that sounds crazy, but my minor in college was stats, and a good stats teacher is worth her weight in gold.


OMG, no kidding.  I had to drop my stats class because my prof was so awful.  I understood everything I was reading in the book, but he was so terrible at explaining things that when he'd lecture, I'd just get lost.  I never even made it to a test, because I was so worried I really wasn't understanding things properly, and I didn't want to bomb the class when I could just withdraw early and take it with a different prof.  And then I got a job, so I didn't bother pursuing it any further!


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Morning ladies! How are you?

 

Anyone make their own babyfood? Anyone use the "Baby Bullet" to make it? I like the idea of it because it can do grains as well as fruit and veggies, but I don't have it yet...just wanted some opinions on it.

If you did make your own babyfood, did you have a favorite book? I liked "Super Baby Food" and I still use the it for toddler/preschool snack ideas:)

 

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Stacey- I resubscribed to the thread. Took several tries.
I used a food mill with my daughter. A small hand cranked mill. I ground up whatever we were eating. Only bought baby food a couple times. I might try the bullet. My daughter has shown interest in making baby food for her sibling so il look into a mill that a seven year old can use.
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coffee - If you don't need the extras that come with the Baby Bullet (I just used the teeny Ball jars or tupperware when I prepped ahead [so for me that was rarely!]), you might consider a "personal" blender.  I have this one and am really happy with it.  It's the perfect size for a single smoothie, and you just pop off the jar and use it as a cup.  You can order extra cups, too.  I ditched my big blender after receiving this as a gift, since I rarely make more than one portion of a smoothie or whatever at a time.  Granted, it doesn't have the milling blade, but I have a mini food processor/chopper that I think would work just as well if I decided I had to shop oatmeal or whatever.  We totally skipped cereals until DS was able to chew them whole. 

 

countrymouse - I know what you mean about being so sad for other people.  I am way more empathetic than I ever was before.  That's cool about the maternity jeans.  Let us know how it goes!


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Hi All,

 

A quick hello. I wish I felt more confident about things. I have another blood draw tomorrow and then an OB appt on Friday. I *think* they will do a scan. What can I expect to see on a 5week 1 day scan? Perhaps a gestational sac and yolk sac? Very nerve wracking.

 

Love reading your lists. I'm Chair of a social science department and I can attest to the fact that having a stats teacher who is GOOD is just the very best! We have a professor who does the 'stats dance' to show certain concepts! lol She is fantastic.

 

RE: toddler food. We did baby led weaning with DS and didn't make any baby food, per se (we did naturally mushy foods, though), but sadly it hasn't made for an unfussy child. He eats quite healthily but he eats a LOT of bread. He eats good, wholesome bread and likes hummus, nut butters, tahini, etc. He'll also have a green shake (spinach, almond milk, fruit) most days as well as things likes peas and corn. But his diet is very monolithic and he essentially eats the same foods day in and day out. He is texture-fussy (as I used to be) but he doesn't really eat any processed food and doesn't eat sweets or chocolate.

 

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go? Why?   Well, I'm from Europe so I've visited lots of places there. One of the very best places, I think, is Spain. I love it.  But a place we'd love to visit in the near future is Costa Rica. If I'm no longer pregnant in March we may take a trip there, and if I am pregnant and not sick then we also may go.

What are your favorite hobbies?   I'm really into sports - especially triathlons - so that's my biggest hobby.  I don't seem to have time for a lot of other things, but I do like to bake and read. We used to be big cinema goers but since DS... not so much.


What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?   Um, this is hard as I'm vegan and I think I am pretty boring. I can't even think of anything!

What future discovery do you anticipate the most? Why?  I'll ditto Stacey's great response.


If you were a teacher would subject would you teach?  I'm a professor so this is hard. I enjoy teaching what I do (criminology, sociology classes) and I'm lucky to be able to create courses I'm interested in. For instance, I just scheduled myself to teach a class called the Sociology of Suffering, which I'm very excited about. if I wasn't this sort of professor then perhaps I'd like to be a yoga teacher, too (did I ever tell you guys that my yoga teacher is serving a very long sentence for attempted murder? hide.gif

 


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Zub- Good to hear from you:) As far as the 5 week scan....I guess it can vary, but maybe the beginning of a yok sac and fetal poles....My OB always made me wait til 6 weeks to do an u/s. Good luck with your b/w tomorrow:)

 

Diana- Yeah, I guess the "Baby Bullet" is kinda gimicy...if that a word..haha. I have a baby food processer and just used ice cube trays to freeze batches...DD didn't start "food" until she was 9 months and even then it was very little. She wasn't interested in food, just her "muh"...aka breastmilk...haha. We didn't do grains and cereals either...we basically did bananas, avacado and a few other fruits and veggies, but really she didn't start eating that stuff til she was over a year. I was thinking I may do some grains with this one, but not until later. I guess I really don't need the "baby bullet"..haha. That dang info-merical had me hooked! haha


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Zub- You HAVE to tell us the story behind the yoga teacher!  I've had two different 6 week scans- saw a blob with a heart beat.  I think you've had 6 weeks scans before too.  Good luck with your blood work.  

 

Whoa Stacey- 9 months of just "muh"!  You must have burned some serious calories!  

 

Hope you all are doing great!  It was the most beautiful weekend here in Northern California.  Shorts and tank tops!  

 

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We made a lot of DD's food during the puree stage. I just used our blender. The bottom piece comes off to get the little that is left after spooning out the puree. DD started off eating very well, but we have issues now. I couldn't figure out why our babysitter wasn't feeding DD the meals I prepared and left for her. Turns out she'd bring junk for breakfast, and then take her to get fast food for lunch. I was pissed. We have to work really hard to get her to eat things that she used to love prior to the junk food binge. Btw - we froze the puree in small containers from Ikea, or ice cube trays. Those were stored in labeled bags. I used breast milk to thin out foods instead of water when needed.

DD's tooth...sigh. I wish it wasn't this big of a mess. It makes you understand why people go to the ER for routine care after dealing with Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal. We're the type that has always worked, had money saved up (that only lasts so long, though), and took care of ourselves. I had NO idea it was this bad. There are only a few dentists that take Denti-Cal in the Sacramento area. I'm afraid to try any of the others for fear that it's going to be a huge waste of time. DD has a fever at around 100.2 after a few days on antibiotics, so DH is calling our regular dentist tomorrow. If he isn't able to work out anything with us, hopefully he can point us in the right direction. We hadn't told anyone aside from my mom, and my mom said my sister is worried and said she'd pay for it. I don't really like my mom taking it upon herself, and I don't want to owe them money, but if we have to, we have to I guess. I'm just hoping and praying that a good job will come along soon for DH, and that the benefits will be good. Newborn care on Medi-Cal is going to be the pits, too.

I think this baby is trying to bust out Twilight style. Today he was tucking his foot under his bum and pushing off from the top of my uterus. OUCH! Everyone else loved it, though. He usually stops when I tell my mom that he's kicking, so it was nice for her to feel for once. He's been doing full on belly rolls, too. Well, rolling my belly. It is the strangest thing to watch. Dh told me that while I was at the infusion center this week and was napping, he was doing that. DH, DD, and the nurses were watching my dancing belly. wink1.gif

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My sister is awesome! She's an elementary teacher but owns a share in a gym and does some teaching at the gym. One of their clients is a dentist that is located down the street. She asked the dentist if she might be able to work out a deal with us, and the dentist said she'd be glad to trade some personal training for the work. DH can help with construction or computer work at the gym to repay them. I'm doing a little happy dance here. Things have been rough this past year, and it is awesome to have something work out so perfectly. joy.gif

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Camera - Oooh, that's great!  I'm so glad that you were able to work something out.  I hope she feels better soon; tooth pain is no fun.  I'd be pissed about the babysitter too..  Ugh.  We had a similar problem with our baby sitters.  They are my best friend's parents, and run a home business.  When "Mom" is busy at work, "Dad" takes care of DS.  Which is great, except that Dad doesn't quite have the same food preferences that we and sort of believes that rules are made to be broken.  I can't even remember what it was now, but he fed DS enough of some junk that it made him throw up greensad.gif  I managed to bring it up in conversation that DH's mom was doing some things we didn't like, and I said something to the effect of, "Whlie I appreciate them helping us out, if they don't abide by our guidelines for our kid, I'll find someone else!"  He got the hint.  Doesn't it suck when someone you are trusting to care for your child completely disregards your wishes? So. Not. Cool.

 

countrymouse - I'm so jealous of your weather!  This morning we woke up to clouds and frozen fog.  The trees look pretty, since they're all covered in frost, but it's COLD! 

 

zub - Good luck with your bloodwork today!  And you've got to tell the story behind that yoga teacher...!

 

Stacey - See?  I saved you $100!  Just bring me along on all your shopping trips, and you'll always come in under budget!  Even now when I'm shopping, I can hear my mom in my head going, "Do you really need that?"  It used to make me crazy, but I suppose I've saved a lot of money over the years.  Thanks mom...  eyesroll.gif

 

AFM - We went out today and ordered the fixtures and tile for our bath remodel.  We're starting next Monday!!  joy.gif  I'm nervous because of how expensive everything is, but I'll be soooo glad to have a bathroom without a hole in the floor where you can see the kitchen (some of you probably remember my plumbing woes from last summer...).  I can't wait to soak my big ol' pregnant self in our new, deep tub!

 

I also called the MFM office to see if an appointment had been scheduled for me yet.  They said their average lag time is 3 weeks, and they had just gotten my records.  Since last summer they got me in within 2 days, I'm assuming that my potential blood incompatibility isn't seen as super-serious right now.  So while I'm impatient, it was also a bit reassuring.  I really like and trust the doctors over there; they are very honest about what you are facing and don't try to make it all seem like sunshine and roses when you're really in the middle of a shitstorm.  We  should have DH's blood test results by tomorrow, too.  I'm really anxious about those, since they will tell me whether I need to freak out or not...


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