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I had my first maternity focused photo shoot the other day!  I even got promotional rights, so I get to have the images! 

 

We did some cute implied nudes, and a few in dresses, so my family can see my work, for once.  My husband even jumped in for a few shots. I did pull something in back, from sticking my still smallish tummy out for pictures. 

 

 

How neat.  I am a model too who also does pregnant work.  In about a week or two I think I'll look/feel pregnant enough to start trying to book jobs again.  It's fun to meet another modeling mom on here.  Hope the two weeks goes by quickly for you, I know that anticipation is crazy. :)
 

 


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Trying to keep busy today!!  We got up around 7:30 or so, and so far I've cleaned the living room, dining room, kitchen, done two loads of dishes, went food shopping, and made lunch for DD.  And now it's almost 3 pm!!  Woo hoo!  The day really is going by fast!

 

I cannot WAIT for my u/s tomorrow!!  I mean, I'm of course nervous they'll find something wrong, but moreso I'm just soooo looking fwd to seeing the baby and finding out the gender!!

 

The baby shower yesterday was really nice, and I finally got to feel my BFF's baby kick! She's due in just two weeks so it was cool that I got to. luxlove.gif  I won't see her again until after her baby comes. 

 

 


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How neat.  I am a model too who also does pregnant work.  In about a week or two I think I'll look/feel pregnant enough to start trying to book jobs again.  It's fun to meet another modeling mom on here.  Hope the two weeks goes by quickly for you, I know that anticipation is crazy. :)
 

 


Cool!  I am excited to find another model here as well!  I don't have much on right now, but things are heating up with shoots this summer. :)

 


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I can't wait to hear what you're cookin'! Make sure you update ASAP & good luck, I'm sure baby will be perfectly healthy!

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Trying to keep busy today!!  We got up around 7:30 or so, and so far I've cleaned the living room, dining room, kitchen, done two loads of dishes, went food shopping, and made lunch for DD.  And now it's almost 3 pm!!  Woo hoo!  The day really is going by fast!

 

I cannot WAIT for my u/s tomorrow!!  I mean, I'm of course nervous they'll find something wrong, but moreso I'm just soooo looking fwd to seeing the baby and finding out the gender!!

 

The baby shower yesterday was really nice, and I finally got to feel my BFF's baby kick! She's due in just two weeks so it was cool that I got to. luxlove.gif  I won't see her again until after her baby comes. 

 

 



 


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Ack, I haven't kept up at all! I love reading through and catching up on what's going on with you ladies though.  We've been working non-stop building a screen porch on the back of our house, and it's almost done!! I am so excited - I will be out there all summer enjoying the breeze without swarms of mosquitoes and wasps that hang out in our backyard! joy.gif

 

School is still kicking my butt big-time, but I am enjoying it and I'm glad I'm doing it. We went and looked at a preschool we want Meadow to go to in the fall, and I have such mixed emotions! I know she will love it, and I am not sure how I would handle a newborn, a toddler and my classes, but I will miss spending my days with her.  Except the days she's driving me crazy dizzy.gif

 

Hope everyone is doing well, and I'll post Thursday after our ultrasound!!


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The ultrasound was cool! We got it on video. Well, most of it. Dusty kept hitting a button and stopping it without noticing :) The video is good because my little squirmy wormy would NOT hold still. We have two pictures and they're not really very good ones. He looks lovely, though. Very much against the whole ultrasound thing, he kept hitting the .. thingy. Very fun when you can see the little fist hit you and then feel it!

 

One bad thing is still my right ovary. It was really big in the first ultrasound, but I can't remember how big.. and it's currently 8cm at the biggest. That's nearly 4 inches. Really a big excessive.

 

The funny part about that is that I've been thinking that mass was my baby's butt - nope! Ovary :P We've been cuddling it nicely!

 

Appointment in about two weeks with the midwives so we'll see what there is to know then.

 

Also, I just ate chili and it was So. Good.


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Congrats on a BOY becky!  :D


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I had meltdown last night.  Things have been so stressful, and Hubby is still not feeling well, and quitting smoking is really hard on him.  I felt bad about all the crying and writhing around, because I know the baby feels what I feel.

 

*sigh*

 

He did take me out to buy a few baby things with our wal mart gift card after.


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I am also nervous about my consult with Loudoun Community Midwives today.  I am trying to get accepted to birth with them.  They have their own space in the hospital, and no OBs unless there is an issue.

 

I can't think of a good reason they would turn me away, but I am still flipping!


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Ack, I haven't kept up at all! I love reading through and catching up on what's going on with you ladies though.  We've been working non-stop building a screen porch on the back of our house, and it's almost done!! I am so excited - I will be out there all summer enjoying the breeze without swarms of mosquitoes and wasps that hang out in our backyard! joy.gif

 

School is still kicking my butt big-time, but I am enjoying it and I'm glad I'm doing it. We went and looked at a preschool we want Meadow to go to in the fall, and I have such mixed emotions! I know she will love it, and I am not sure how I would handle a newborn, a toddler and my classes, but I will miss spending my days with her.  Except the days she's driving me crazy dizzy.gif

 

Hope everyone is doing well, and I'll post Thursday after our ultrasound!!


I was thinking about preschool for DD in the fall, but she won't be 3 till october.  And I have mixed thoughts about sending her to school so close after having a new baby, I don't want her to feel kicked out or replaced.  I'm hoping my MIL will take less hours at her job and maybe watch DD for me on a set schedule a few mornings/afternoons a week.  Might be better for everyone, ukwim?

 


 

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The ultrasound was cool! We got it on video. Well, most of it. Dusty kept hitting a button and stopping it without noticing :) The video is good because my little squirmy wormy would NOT hold still. We have two pictures and they're not really very good ones. He looks lovely, though. Very much against the whole ultrasound thing, he kept hitting the .. thingy. Very fun when you can see the little fist hit you and then feel it!

 

One bad thing is still my right ovary. It was really big in the first ultrasound, but I can't remember how big.. and it's currently 8cm at the biggest. That's nearly 4 inches. Really a big excessive.

 

The funny part about that is that I've been thinking that mass was my baby's butt - nope! Ovary :P We've been cuddling it nicely!

 

Appointment in about two weeks with the midwives so we'll see what there is to know then.

 

Also, I just ate chili and it was So. Good.



Holy crap on that ovary!  How funny you've been cuddling it!  Whats the next step?  Just keeping an eye still?

 

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I had meltdown last night.  Things have been so stressful, and Hubby is still not feeling well, and quitting smoking is really hard on him.  I felt bad about all the crying and writhing around, because I know the baby feels what I feel.

 

*sigh*

 

He did take me out to buy a few baby things with our wal mart gift card after.



Hugs!  Sounds tough all around, except for the new baby things.  Maybe getting everything out is a good thing though, keeping things bottled up isn't healthy either.  Sometimes a good cry is just what we need to reset things.  

 

AFM - Still over the moon about our boy news!  I'm super happy.  I was *right* all along!  Such fun.  Trying to get Nora more involved and refer to the baby as her "baby brother" and it's kind of catching on, lol.  Might take a few more days, considering she still says "baby sister", lol!  

 

I don't feel like doing ANYTHING today.  Baby is hanging out super low causing me a lot of pain in my groin and in my sacrum.  I feel like my sciatic nerve is about to blow apart into pieces, and all I want to do is sit online and shop and look at baby names.  


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Holy crap on that ovary!  How funny you've been cuddling it!  Whats the next step?  Just keeping an eye still?

 

Mmm.  Chili.





Hugs!  Sounds tough all around, except for the new baby things.  Maybe getting everything out is a good thing though, keeping things bottled up isn't healthy either.  Sometimes a good cry is just what we need to reset things.  

 

AFM - Still over the moon about our boy news!  I'm super happy.  I was *right* all along!  Such fun.  Trying to get Nora more involved and refer to the baby as her "baby brother" and it's kind of catching on, lol.  Might take a few more days, considering she still says "baby sister", lol!  

 

I don't feel like doing ANYTHING today.  Baby is hanging out super low causing me a lot of pain in my groin and in my sacrum.  I feel like my sciatic nerve is about to blow apart into pieces, and all I want to do is sit online and shop and look at baby names.  


Don't know. I guess I'll wait and see what they say. Can't think of much else to do. Maybe drain it or something.

 

Also - inversions! They make life better! :D

 

 

And thank you Jilly! :D

 


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input on the preschool thing:

 

Dd1 went to preschool two days after dd3 was born.  She was in the NICU 2.5 hours away, so dh took dd1 to preschool instead of me the first day or two.  It honestly gave her something NORMAL after all the change (we'd just moved too) and she loved having the distraction away from everything-baby.  But each kiddo is different!  This time, dd1 starts kindy, dd2 starts preschool, AND I'm due at the end of august, so it leaves a whole week before they start school. Not that I think he'll make it that far, but it's still kind of stressful!


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Becky - I just did a few inversions and they do help a bit!  Also squatting on a trampoline helps, as does hands and knees over the ball.  And mysteriously, bike riding wii fit plus.  Haha!  Baby has just really found a comfy spot down low.  He's always in the way of either my clutch foot or my brake foot, too.  

 

Jilly - sending you zen vibes for all that chaos once the new baby comes!  It'll all be worth it and I'm sure the pace will slow down eventually, right? Haha!


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Becky - I just did a few inversions and they do help a bit!  Also squatting on a trampoline helps, as does hands and knees over the ball.  And mysteriously, bike riding wii fit plus.  Haha!  Baby has just really found a comfy spot down low.  He's always in the way of either my clutch foot or my brake foot, too.  

 

Jilly - sending you zen vibes for all that chaos once the new baby comes!  It'll all be worth it and I'm sure the pace will slow down eventually, right? Haha!


Mine, too! I'm doing daily inversions - sometimes more than one followed by the belly massage - pulling that sucker up. Add in a bit of eye rolling and "but it's so roomy up high!" and it helps a bit ;)

The little poop! :D

 


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Hope everyone is enjoying SPRING! :D

 

I'm completely distracted with dd3.  We had some bloodwork in regards to a ped. neurology appt last week (she is 18mo and not walking yet...checking on things) and it came back with a very elevated alkaline phosphatate level.  I won't get into too many details, but after another round it hasn't gone DOWN, it's gone up instead and doesn't look like it was just a growth spurt.  We go in tomorrow for a full body scan (be it xray or cat) and extensive bloodwork.  Words tossed around today were Rickets, Leukemia, bone tumors, liver or kidney disease.  TRYING to stay positive.


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I'm completely distracted with dd3.  We had some bloodwork in regards to a ped. neurology appt last week (she is 18mo and not walking yet...checking on things) and it came back with a very elevated alkaline phosphatate level.  I won't get into too many details, but after another round it hasn't gone DOWN, it's gone up instead and doesn't look like it was just a growth spurt.  We go in tomorrow for a full body scan (be it xray or cat) and extensive bloodwork.  Words tossed around today were Rickets, Leukemia, bone tumors, liver or kidney disease.  TRYING to stay positive.


Oh goodness, Jill, I'm so sorry.  I'm hoping for the best diagnosis possible.  Stay positive, we'll all think positive, and she'll be ok.  Hugs!

 


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Hope everyone is enjoying SPRING! :D

 

I'm completely distracted with dd3.  We had some bloodwork in regards to a ped. neurology appt last week (she is 18mo and not walking yet...checking on things) and it came back with a very elevated alkaline phosphatate level.  I won't get into too many details, but after another round it hasn't gone DOWN, it's gone up instead and doesn't look like it was just a growth spurt.  We go in tomorrow for a full body scan (be it xray or cat) and extensive bloodwork.  Words tossed around today were Rickets, Leukemia, bone tumors, liver or kidney disease.  TRYING to stay positive.


Those are words not made for tossing! Do you know when you'll get results? Wishing you well!

 


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I'm completely distracted with dd3.  We had some bloodwork in regards to a ped. neurology appt last week (she is 18mo and not walking yet...checking on things) and it came back with a very elevated alkaline phosphatate level.  I won't get into too many details, but after another round it hasn't gone DOWN, it's gone up instead and doesn't look like it was just a growth spurt.  We go in tomorrow for a full body scan (be it xray or cat) and extensive bloodwork.  Words tossed around today were Rickets, Leukemia, bone tumors, liver or kidney disease.  TRYING to stay positive.


I'll be thinking of you and your little one.  Did they do other blood tests?  Check Hyperparathyroid or vitamin D levels?  Hang in there!

 

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I'm completely distracted with dd3.  We had some bloodwork in regards to a ped. neurology appt last week (she is 18mo and not walking yet...checking on things) and it came back with a very elevated alkaline phosphatate level.  I won't get into too many details, but after another round it hasn't gone DOWN, it's gone up instead and doesn't look like it was just a growth spurt.  We go in tomorrow for a full body scan (be it xray or cat) and extensive bloodwork.  Words tossed around today were Rickets, Leukemia, bone tumors, liver or kidney disease.  TRYING to stay positive.


Oh, no, Jill!  Those words that were tossed around are all scary.  Your daughter will be constantly in my thoughts, and of course I will be hoping for the best outcome possible.  *hugs* for you and your family. 
 

 


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We should hopefully have results tomorrow...hopefully.  They are testing EVERYTHING....from vitamin D to kidneys, liver, thyroid, etc.  Plus the xray or cat scan (can't remember which one she said)


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Jill, It must be so scary to hear those things. I hope you get good results back. Ds is supposed to go back to one of his specialists in May for a followup. He didn't walk till 17-18 months and has mobility issues he wears inserts for. His only dx now is low muscle tone, he isn't able to speak either despite months of speech therapy, he will be 2 next month. We got CP thrown around last time we were in, those things are never easy to hear, it feels like your heart just stops. I'll be thinking of you guys. 

 

I'm supposed to be cooking for a potluck tonight and a bake sale for a family we know who had a medical crisis and has many, many medical bills. Or cleaning my trashed house, but I feel like crap today so I'm blowing everything off and am just waiting until I get go take a nap with DS. 


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Oh, wow Jill, I hope you get some good news soon! 


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thanks everyone.  I posted another exhausting update on FB tonight.  Hoping for some results tomorrow.

 


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I somehow missed the March thread.  Whoops.  So I haven't read everything, but I am hoping for a good outcome for Jillybeans.  Sorry you are going through so much.

 

On my own personal note, I was hungry as a horse today.  No idea why.  I tried not to eat bad stuff.  Wanna know what I ate?

 

B - organic brown rice cereal with organic berries and milk and then a greek yogurt a little later to add more protein

S - pudding (only 1/4 cup and it's an all natural kind)

L - homemade chicken soup (no noodles...just chicken, veggies, and broth) and some strawberries

S - 2 string cheese

S - Lara bar

S - 2 hard boiled eggs and veggies with homemade dip

S - orange

S - strawberries and cheese

D - chicken breast, mashed taters, corn, cranberry sauce, and a cold glass of milk

 

Tomorrow I'm going to try a bigger breakfast to see if it cuts down on the snacking, but I was seriously hungry.  I even woke up hungry at 3 am last night.  Midwife warned me this may happen when I saw her last month...a 3-4 day period of feeling tired and/or very hungry.  She said to just go with it and make good choices.  I'll have to see if this was a random day or maybe part of her warning.  At least I didn't eat crap food, but man, I couldn't shovel in enough!!


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I somehow missed the March thread.  Whoops.  So I haven't read everything, but I am hoping for a good outcome for Jillybeans.  Sorry you are going through so much.

 

On my own personal note, I was hungry as a horse today.  No idea why.  I tried not to eat bad stuff.  Wanna know what I ate?

 

B - organic brown rice cereal with organic berries and milk and then a greek yogurt a little later to add more protein

S - pudding (only 1/4 cup and it's an all natural kind)

L - homemade chicken soup (no noodles...just chicken, veggies, and broth) and some strawberries

S - 2 string cheese

S - Lara bar

S - 2 hard boiled eggs and veggies with homemade dip

S - orange

S - strawberries and cheese

D - chicken breast, mashed taters, corn, cranberry sauce, and a cold glass of milk

 

Tomorrow I'm going to try a bigger breakfast to see if it cuts down on the snacking, but I was seriously hungry.  I even woke up hungry at 3 am last night.  Midwife warned me this may happen when I saw her last month...a 3-4 day period of feeling tired and/or very hungry.  She said to just go with it and make good choices.  I'll have to see if this was a random day or maybe part of her warning.  At least I didn't eat crap food, but man, I couldn't shovel in enough!!


I have those days! FEED MEEEE ;) And then poof! bigger belly. Sounds like you handled it beautifully.

Please ignore the giant hershey's cookies 'n' cream bar that I'm currently gnawing on ;)

 


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So, I had been at this new job for three weeks now.  My boss called at 9:15 last night to tell me I was laid off.  Apparently, the whole small company is probably going.

 

Awesome.  I am 19 weeks pregnant, and no one in my house is employed...


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So, I had been at this new job for three weeks now.  My boss called at 9:15 last night to tell me I was laid off.  Apparently, the whole small company is probably going.

 

Awesome.  I am 19 weeks pregnant, and no one in my house is employed...

Oh man. I'm so sorry.
 

 


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I'm so sorry! Do you get separation pay or unemployment in the meantime? No one in my house is employed either =(
 

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So, I had been at this new job for three weeks now.  My boss called at 9:15 last night to tell me I was laid off.  Apparently, the whole small company is probably going.

 

Awesome.  I am 19 weeks pregnant, and no one in my house is employed...



 


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oh no GC!  I'm so sorry honey! 


 


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