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@riverbliss, sounds like you're getting close!!
@Dandy Lion, so sorry to hear about your grandmother, sending warm thoughts your way.
@Becky Wheeler, happy you are feeling more at peace-great news!
@Activia, sounds like a good sign that breechness seems to run in the family, and you both were able to turn-crossing fingers for you!
@PrimalMom-awesome gift! One big expense you won't need to worry about! Great to hear you are so active.

As for me, I'm worn out over little things and it makes it so hard when I have so much to do. Things are getting there, slowly but surely. I actually bought a groupon for 3 hrs of cleaning which I feel really silly about, but as I usually can get things picked up and tidy, a deep cleaning with mopping and scrubbing seems difficult:( with 3 kids, it seems like a feat to get everything picked up all at the same time, and by the time the actual scrubbing part of the process begins, something is bound to need tidying first.
I have u/s tomorrow to check up on positioning. I'm fairly sure one is head down, and one is head up. I met with one of the assistant midwives and she has delivered many breach babies, so I feel a little conflicted if the presenting baby is breach. It's scary to have to deliver two and the first one is not in ideal position, but my midwife doesn't seem too concerned as these babies will be smaller than my others. Hoping u/s will show some good news and I won't have to think about it!
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It's always exciting to have friends that A: consider what you'd really like for a gift, and B: buy the expensive thing for you :) Even if the item itself doesn't thrill you.

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As for me, I'm worn out over little things and it makes it so hard when I have so much to do. Things are getting there, slowly but surely. I actually bought a groupon for 3 hrs of cleaning which I feel really silly about, but as I usually can get things picked up and tidy, a deep cleaning with mopping and scrubbing seems difficult:( with 3 kids, it seems like a feat to get everything picked up all at the same time, and by the time the actual scrubbing part of the process begins, something is bound to need tidying first.

 

My husband laughs at me regularly, b/c I sweep the floor ... but can't reach to do the dustpan at the end, so I leave a little pile of sweepings by the wall with the broom and wait for him to get home, or try to get my 7yo son to do it :)

 

I get the kids to tidy up rooms by piling everything up on the coffee table, or onto a bed, so I can reach them to put them away, b/c I can't reach the toys/books/lego/whatever when it's on the floor!

 

I also called a cleaning lady yesterday and left a message, hoping she calls back today, to get back on track -- I am not going to be able to keep the house clean regularly enough for showing it once it's for sale (hopefully w/in a week). I felt super accomplished yesterday when I both cleared & cleaned the kitchen counters AND cleaned the mirrors/sinks in 2 bathrooms.


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36.5 weeks! Everything for birth ready to go. Now just want to finish a mural on her bedroom wall. Finish painting kitchen cabinets and organize the garage and gear room. Then I wjll be totally ready! Midwife appt today said she is super low and has dropped from 37 to 35. I'm getting tons and tons of strong Braxton hicks and lots of discharge. My first was 10 days late though so I'm not getting too excited yet.

when is your due date? must be right around the 1st of June. I just cracked 35 weeks and I am due June 10th. 


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I'm definitely not one to get excited by car seats... generally speaking I think they're creepy plastic hunks of junk (although I suppose a necessary evil? lots of mixed feelings about them having grown up in a less strict time myself)... but a friend of ours implied that he was getting us the diono radian r100 (he specifically asked if we knew/cared what carseat we wanted, I explained why I liked the r100, and then a little bit later he said he got us a non-shower gift)... so..... squee!?

 

DP's mom is rallying some of that side of the family to chip in for some cloth diapers... we borrowed some newborn covers from my neighbor, so all we really need to be in the diaper biz is some prefolds... I'm feeling like things are coming together!

Ohh that sounds exciting! I like when family and friends really listen to your needs! 

 

I'm feeling pretty disappointed by the lack of "excitement" for this baby. We didn't get a shower for our last, and we didn't get a lot of gifts, but we did have a -couple- things- my mom bought us our carseat, and my MIL dropped by half a dozen times with outfits or toys etc, and sent flowers as well. This time my mother barely is acknowledging it, even when I hint at things we could use help purchasing (she buys SO much still for my two younger siblings who are very bad with money), and my MIL dropped off a couple outfits once, and that's it. *sigh* It's not like we need a lot, but it would be nice to have people kind of act excited a bit? 

 

 

I am 34.5, started to feel very full term. Measured 33 weeks at my 34 week appt, but my weight has been skyrocketing, so I think my guesses about baby dropping are probably pretty accurate.  As a side note, is anyone else have skyrocketing weight? I was holding pretty steady at around a pound a week, and in the past 3 or so, I've gained like... 10.I was kind of hoping it would slow down, and not speed up! I'm noticing it in my thighs and face. But too sore to work in some walking etc for exercising :/ Blah. 

 

Home visit next Friday. As long as baby holds out another 17 days, we're clear for homebirth. I'm counting down! lol 


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Ohh that sounds exciting! I like when family and friends really listen to your needs! 

 

I'm feeling pretty disappointed by the lack of "excitement" for this baby. We didn't get a shower for our last, and we didn't get a lot of gifts, but we did have a -couple- things- my mom bought us our carseat, and my MIL dropped by half a dozen times with outfits or toys etc, and sent flowers as well. This time my mother barely is acknowledging it, even when I hint at things we could use help purchasing (she buys SO much still for my two younger siblings who are very bad with money), and my MIL dropped off a couple outfits once, and that's it. *sigh* It's not like we need a lot, but it would be nice to have people kind of act excited a bit? 

 

 

I am 34.5, started to feel very full term. Measured 33 weeks at my 34 week appt, but my weight has been skyrocketing, so I think my guesses about baby dropping are probably pretty accurate.  As a side note, is anyone else have skyrocketing weight? I was holding pretty steady at around a pound a week, and in the past 3 or so, I've gained like... 10.I was kind of hoping it would slow down, and not speed up! I'm noticing it in my thighs and face. But too sore to work in some walking etc for exercising :/ Blah. 

 

Home visit next Friday. As long as baby holds out another 17 days, we're clear for homebirth. I'm counting down! lol 

I'm also counting down to "I can have a homebirth" - 10 days! (but I told the little one to hold out until 39 weeks at least... please! Mama has things to do to prepare!)

 

I just got a gush of the "excitement" yesterday with the carseat and diaper things (and stupid worrywart me is now wondering what happens if we get 2 car seats or too many diapers) ... I'm actually kind of bummed about the "excitedness" factor of some of my relatives.. 

Last time my sister threw a not-shower party that I REALLY didn't want (yeah, that sounds horribly ungrateful, I know, but... if someone doesn't want a party, it's not a "nice thing" or a "favor" to throw them one) and at the party, she gifted nothing (except the party) but promised to take me shopping for something big-ticket... well, I had a stillbirth and it never happened.

My own mother, last time, bought a 3 pack of cheap receiving blankets and hinted that she would buy us a carseat (as she was INSISTING that we needed one, despite us not owning/using a car), so I kind of thought maybe she would buy us that this time around... but she seems completely uninterested in anything baby, and totally forgets ever saying anything about a carseat.. 

Meanwhile, friends and DP's relatives who have much more limited financial means bought us a pack 'n' play and blankets and bottles and slings and diaper pads last time (we had an actual registry last time, we just have a diaper wish list this time, since we saved all the gifts even though we didn't use them) and are planning on getting together either an order off our wish list or a gift certificate to GMD... 

I know I have no right to expect gifts from ANYone, but it's funny that the people providing the most are the ones that can afford to provide the least... and it's just frustrating that my family doesn't seem excited or like they want to be involved. :-/

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My husband laughs at me regularly, b/c I sweep the floor ... but can't reach to do the dustpan at the end, so I leave a little pile of sweepings by the wall with the broom and wait for him to get home, or try to get my 7yo son to do it :)

 

I get the kids to tidy up rooms by piling everything up on the coffee table, or onto a bed, so I can reach them to put them away, b/c I can't reach the toys/books/lego/whatever when it's on the floor!

 

I also called a cleaning lady yesterday and left a message, hoping she calls back today, to get back on track -- I am not going to be able to keep the house clean regularly enough for showing it once it's for sale (hopefully w/in a week). I felt super accomplished yesterday when I both cleared & cleaned the kitchen counters AND cleaned the mirrors/sinks in 2 bathrooms.

I've been just getting the vacuum at the end and sucking it all up. lol And when I clean all the rooms, just so I don't have to bend down to get anything I take the garden rake and rake it all into a pile, get the garbage can, laundry basket, and toy bin and sit down and sort it all. lol


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I still try to bend down for things on the floor. Am I squishing my baby? It isn't easy, but it's possible with some maneuvering. I have a cleaning lady once a month but might move to twice a month before the relatives come from the East Coast for the birth.

 

In the next 4 weeks I will be preparing for DS's sixth birthday party in our backyard. Really want to give him a great party before so much attention gets focused on his little sister's arrival. Also, I am currently interviewing for my temp at work. I was really nervous when I started the process, but now that I have found a few good candidates I am not that worried. Still, so much training to do before I leave. It is getting so close! Three weeks until June!


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I still try to bend down for things on the floor. Am I squishing my baby? It isn't easy, but it's possible with some maneuvering.

If you *can* still do it, you're fine! I literally cannot bend most of the day. If I try to squat, my circulation is so awful that my swollen feet almost immediately feel numb and tingly. If I just bend at the hips/whats-left-of-my-waist, I will tip over :P There are rare moments when I actually have decent circulation and flexibility, but those moments rarely line up with when tasks need to be accomplished!


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I just don't want to cuz with my kids, I have to bend down like 50 billion times to pick stuff up. Screw that. lol


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If you *can* still do it, you're fine! 

My midwife/docs said this about... just about everything physical.  Pretty much if you're paying attention to your body and it doesn't hurt, there's no reason to stop doing it...

I can still squat/kneel and even bend over, but spending a lot of time bent at the waist isn't feeling too swell lately.

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I know I have no right to expect gifts from ANYone, but it's funny that the people providing the most are the ones that can afford to provide the least... and it's just frustrating that my family doesn't seem excited or like they want to be involved. :-/

Yes, this!  My youngest SIL is the one who has made the most effort and excitement for this baby, and she is still living at home and trying to put herself through university while working in her 'free time'. On the other hand, both my ILs and my own parents give give give to everyone else but us... It just seems like of like a snub, doesn't it? 

 

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If you *can* still do it, you're fine! I literally cannot bend most of the day. If I try to squat, my circulation is so awful that my swollen feet almost immediately feel numb and tingly. If I just bend at the hips/whats-left-of-my-waist, I will tip over :P There are rare moments when I actually have decent circulation and flexibility, but those moments rarely line up with when tasks need to be accomplished!

That's what I was like when I was still working. I -couldn't- squat! When I attempted, I felt like my calves were going to split open. It was the grossest feeling ever. :/


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My sisters are excited for this baby because they knew how much I wanted another girl, and they love nieces and nephews, even though she was unexpected. My mom is the one that sucks the enthusiasm out of everything. I tell her something I'm really excited about and all she says is "cool". I'm assuming because she is unhappy she doesn't want me to be happy about something going on with me. It's not gossip-worthy.(she tells family and friends everything about EVERYTHING) So I've resorted to not really telling her about anything. Even when I'm upset about something because it's more for her to talk about amongst others.

 

Oh nice. Just chatting with her on FB, I found out she wants to get married to her BF(that she just started dating) NINE DAYS after I'm due. And of course, she wants me there. Really? duh.gif


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My friend visited yesterday with her 16 month old... which involved a little person climbing everything in the house, mildly terrorizing the cats (meh, they're okay, they just needed some extra snuggles last night) and literally everything within his reach being moved or damaged 'cause he got his hands on it (throwing canned goods? awesome)... *sigh* (It also involved a lot of me picking him up, spinning him around, tickling him, etc. as a distraction, which was kind of fun).

 

I keep being reminded about how much I dislike "baby stuff" - I HATE the smell of all the products (baby oil, baby shampoo, baby powder, etc), I hate diaper bags, I hate strollers, I hate carseats, I'm not a fan of "baby patterns" - I'm excited about the baby I'm going to have, but... all the "baby stuff"... just... ugh.

 

Maybe I'm really a grumpy old man in a pregnant lady's body.

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My friend visited yesterday with her 16 month old... which involved a little person climbing everything in the house, mildly terrorizing the cats (meh, they're okay, they just needed some extra snuggles last night) and literally everything within his reach being moved or damaged 'cause he got his hands on it (throwing canned goods? awesome)... *sigh* (It also involved a lot of me picking him up, spinning him around, tickling him, etc. as a distraction, which was kind of fun).

 

I keep being reminded about how much I dislike "baby stuff" - I HATE the smell of all the products (baby oil, baby shampoo, baby powder, etc), I hate diaper bags, I hate strollers, I hate carseats, I'm not a fan of "baby patterns" - I'm excited about the baby I'm going to have, but... all the "baby stuff"... just... ugh.

 

Maybe I'm really a grumpy old man in a pregnant lady's body.

Who really needs all the "stuff" anyways? I mean, a carseat is usually a must but anything else is easy to do without.

 

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I think part of that rant was due to the 4 different threads in our DDC about a diaper bag giveaway? (with bottle and pacifier cozies too! woo!) but I'm pretty sure I'm just grumpycat today. 

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I think part of that rant was due to the 4 different threads in our DDC about a diaper bag giveaway? (with bottle and pacifier cozies too! woo!) but I'm pretty sure I'm just grumpycat today. 

Bottles? What are those? I really haven't touched a bottle in 3 years. lol


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I think part of that rant was due to the 4 different threads in our DDC about a diaper bag giveaway? (with bottle and pacifier cozies too! woo!) but I'm pretty sure I'm just grumpycat today. 


That's the 'baby shower' ... the thing that's meant to entice us all to join DDC :) some months the prizes are really great, others, less so. The May DDC club prize was something I want, and will probably buy 2 of anyway :) as we'll get a lot of use from them. http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400815/the-may-2014-due-date-club-baby-shower-giveaway-sponsored-by-ciao-baby

 

The diaper bag is really nice looking, but with twins coming, and a toddler potty training-ish, I just need to carry a much bigger bag! :P


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wait, people need enticement to join a DDC? at 8 months pregnant? headscratch.gif

 

As I'm a miserly grumpycat old ladyman that doesn't like baby stuff... it made me want to run away from MDC...

 

Oh, and I think that diaper bag looks GIGANTIC (and the thought of owning something specifically for bottles or pacifiers just makes me *facedesk* - that "woo!" earlier was snark, 'cause I'm a sarcastic snarky jerk right now), but we'll only have 1, and we carry everything with us (no car, no stroller), so... different ways of life, I suppose :-D

 

I think I'm this cranky because it's raining and people are complete clueless @$$holes with personal space on public transit (so glad I'm able to commute non-rush hours until my maternity leave starts at the end of next week, but it's STILL bad!)... and I'm having the crap kicked out of my insides today. *sigh*

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wait, people need enticement to join a DDC? at 8 months pregnant? headscratch.gif

 

As I'm a miserly grumpycat old ladyman that doesn't like baby stuff... it made me want to run away from MDC...

 

Oh, and I think that diaper bag looks GIGANTIC (and the thought of owning something specifically for bottles or pacifiers just makes me *facedesk* - that "woo!" earlier was snark, 'cause I'm a sarcastic snarky jerk right now), but we'll only have 1, and we carry everything with us (no car, no stroller), so... different ways of life, I suppose :-D

 

I think I'm this cranky because it's raining and people are complete clueless @$$holes with personal space on public transit (so glad I'm able to commute non-rush hours until my maternity leave starts at the end of next week, but it's STILL bad!)... and I'm having the crap kicked out of my insides today. *sigh*

Well, mothering is losing a lot of users. They need the google hits so more people can find them and and need more expecting women to find them. I think it's pretty much a privacy issue, which is something we've all mentioned in the Facebook thread.


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I'm fine with you guys not participating! We're so tight money-wise right now that I'll take anything I can get for free and, besides, I find the games fun.

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I think they'd be fun too, if I wasn't trying to pack a house for a cross country move, and thinking that I really need to own LESS stuff :P not more! I vow to stay out of the game and let those who could really use the bag have more chances to win :) it is such a pretty bag!


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@SynEpona-great idea to stack it all on coffee table. I have to follow the kids around telling them "pick up that sock ,Pick up that shoe" etc- gets really irritating. It's like they can't see anything! @Becky Wheeler-I do the same sweeping method when kids aren't "helping" with a broom-just sweep everything on floor and sort through. so weird feeling so useless for the simplest things. We got some gifts last night from the neighbors-was very touched as this pregnancy has gone mostly unnoticed.
Bad news today-u/s shows baby a is breach.My midwife seems to have changed her tune, and seems totally unconcerned, saying I push out babies well and it shouldn't be a problem. I don't want to give up on our plan of the home birth, and don't want to just be scared into a c-section, but I honestly don't know how comfortable I can be with twin breach home birth. I feel so lost-the perinatologist saying how unsafe it is and midwife saying it will be fine. I haven't given up hope on trying to turn, but also don't want to invest a ton of money into different tactics that i know are less likely to work since there are two. I guess I'll join the grumpy cat club:(
Anyone else feel really heavy in the legs? The last few days it's been really tiring to walk.
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@SynEpona-great idea to stack it all on coffee table. I have to follow the kids around telling them "pick up that sock ,Pick up that shoe" etc- gets really irritating. It's like they can't see anything! @Becky Wheeler-I do the same sweeping method when kids aren't "helping" with a broom-just sweep everything on floor and sort through. so weird feeling so useless for the simplest things. We got some gifts last night from the neighbors-was very touched as this pregnancy has gone mostly unnoticed.
Bad news today-u/s shows baby a is breach.My midwife seems to have changed her tune, and seems totally unconcerned, saying I push out babies well and it shouldn't be a problem. I don't want to give up on our plan of the home birth, and don't want to just be scared into a c-section, but I honestly don't know how comfortable I can be with twin breach home birth. I feel so lost-the perinatologist saying how unsafe it is and midwife saying it will be fine. I haven't given up hope on trying to turn, but also don't want to invest a ton of money into different tactics that i know are less likely to work since there are two. I guess I'll join the grumpy cat club:(
Anyone else feel really heavy in the legs? The last few days it's been really tiring to walk.


I am thinking of getting this gadget for reaching back to the 3rd row of the car ... http://www.target.com/p/gopher-ii-deluxe-pick-up-reaching-tool-37-x4-1-x6-3/-/A-13711851  (DS is the only FFng rider, and he's in the 3rd row, so when I'm the passenger, I can't pass anything back to him at all, b/c I can't reach! When I'm the only adult & driving, he's just totally out of luck if he doesn't have everything he needs at the start of the drive!)

I should get it now, it'd make tidying up with a toddler easier :P she does pick up, but she does sometimes dump everything off the table back onto the floor if I'm not fast enough.

 

Has your midwife delivered breech singletons? Breech deliveries don't frighten me *if* the practitioner is experienced, and in your case (or mine!) I'd want to know that they had both many singleton breech delivery experiences, and at least a few twin ones in their career, along with regular twin deliveries. When DD was born, my MW called around to find which regional hospital (this was before they closed all the labour & delivery wards, and 'consolidated' everything at the one new hospital) had an OB available who was experienced in breech delivery in case the external version didn't work. In my experience and discussions around here, it's only foreign trained doctors or ones that are nearing retirement who have training in breech deliveries. Medical schools in north america must have focused on teaching c-section for breech for so long, that it seemed the NA trained docs would not consider breech delivery, even for a single baby. The standards for MW delivery of breech babies in my province is under review, they are trained for it though, but at present need to consult w/ an OB during labour is baby is breech. (for singletons. twins, whole other mess of rules!)

 

Last -- almost everything on spinning babies is *free* so start there for things to try for good positioning! Time consuming, not always the most comfortable, but no cost.

 


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I guess I'm going to play the games, not sure how involved I'll get. It seems like most of the time I just read the threads on here and maybe think of commenting but decide not to take the time . . .

 

Anyway, my 34-week appointment went well. Baby is head down and pretty low, which I guess is good? I had been a little concerned since she hadn't been super active for a week or so and her heart rate was lower at the previous appointment, but it was higher this time and she's gotten more active I think. I'm hoping for a mellower baby than my first. :) They also finally got my medical records sorted out. There are 6 midwives who do deliveries in the practice I just transferred to, and I'm trying to meet all of them before the birth so I'm not with a stranger, but it's difficult trying to schedule everything. Each time I go to make a new appointment it seems like I only have one choice of when it will be, and it always coincides with horrible rush hour traffic. Next appt. I have to see a midwife I've already met since there are no other options. I think if I go at least 39 weeks and am able to schedule the last couple of appts carefully, I'll meet them all. It is a little stressful though! I did really like the midwife I saw yesterday. She was more personable than the last one.

 

Reading some of the recent posts makes me feel relatively agile! Not that I am, lol, but I guess I can still squat and bend down without too much trouble, although the getting up and down is slow.

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I'm fine with you guys not participating! We're so tight money-wise right now that I'll take anything I can get for free and, besides, I find the games fun.

Sorry you're feeling grumpy, @PrimalMom.

don't worry, I'll stay out of it so you can have your chance! :)  

I'm glad it'll be useful to someone and that someone likes the games (I'm just SO not into those things... as DP says, I'm such a boy sometimes) - I'll cross my fingers for you @Sihaya - I think there are 2 bags if I read correctly?

 

I'm feeling much better after a walk around outside (it stopped raining for a hot second, and the walk allowed the baby to readjust so I don't feel like I have a violent alien trying to get out anymore) and a Mocha Frappuccino (1/2 off for some promotion)... I don't think I've had one of those in almost a year, but it hit the spot.

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I am thinking of getting this gadget for reaching back to the 3rd row of the car ... http://www.target.com/p/gopher-ii-deluxe-pick-up-reaching-tool-37-x4-1-x6-3/-/A-13711851 

 

Has your midwife delivered breech singletons? Breech deliveries don't frighten me *if* the practitioner is experienced....

I got a reacher gadget when I was a kid - it's great for people with short arms like me!  (though not having a car [and all the cars I've owned previously have been compact], reaching back to the 3rd row is something I never would have thought about!)

 

If I were attempting a breech homebirth, I'd definitely want someone experienced with breech delivery, and I'd want to kind of map out the possibilities for "what happens if..."

 

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Reading some of the recent posts makes me feel relatively agile! Not that I am, lol, but I guess I can still squat and bend down without too much trouble, although the getting up and down is slow.

me too! I can still do legit squats, actually bend over and touch my toes (even my non-pregnant friends are like "how are you doing that? *I* can't do that!"), sprint across the street, walk miles on end... lift and throw small children (no joke) without feeling strained...

I keep being told how healthy I look, which I think is weird... I blame all the supplements my naturopath's got me taking. :)

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OOOOH @PrimalMom I bet your mocha frapp was really good. I'm really not a game player either but ORANGE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR so I squuueeeeed a little when I saw the diaper bag pic. 

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OOOOH @PrimalMom I bet your mocha frapp was really good.

 

It hit the spot, but... did they do something to make them less creamy and rich? 

Apparently May 1-10 they're having "happy hour" at Sbux from 3-5pm (that's 2 hours, says the technical editor in my head!) - all frapps are half price... so I guess today was a good time to have one!

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Well, mothering is losing a lot of users. They need the google hits so more people can find them and and need more expecting women to find them. I think it's pretty much a privacy issue, which is something we've all mentioned in the Facebook thread.

yeah, privacy IS a big issue on this site.  

 

I (under a different username) was raked through the coals, and thrown into the fire by anti-homebirthers after I had a hospital transfer and a stillbirth... I mean, I knew everything I was posting was public, but people picked bits and pieces of posts I'd made and said REALLY rude, hurtful things... an anti-homebirth website posted about me... even an MD-only forum posted horrible things about me (but I had connections to see what was said)... all because I'd posted things on here and they wanted to read into things I'd said... from assumptions about my partner, rude comments about vents I'd made, telling people who'd given me advice about Midwives that THEY killed my baby... people even connected the dots and found my Facebook, flickr, etc.... yeah, it was a bit much... I decided I didn't even want to stick around for the birth loss forums, (some of which ARE more private)...

 

I was pretty reluctant to come back on here, but it really is the only site with a DDC that doesn't make me roll my eyes constantly... I'm certainly more guarded about my privacy (including not giving my real name or posting any pictures of myself) this time around...

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