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#1 of 49 Old 11-29-2004, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is everyone's schedules calming down now that Thanksgiving is over or have you been thrown full tilt into the crazy world of the winter holiday season?

We're progressing nicely, getting a bigger belly all the time and growing out of pants. We're being a helper family this year rather than buying useless presents for our very comfortable family and friends. Check out the link to see how you can help.

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to this week's chatter!
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WooHoo!!! I got 3 kicks during class today!!! I hope I didn't look like an idiot sitting there with a big smile on my face while the instructor lectured :LOL
I couldn't help it though. Feeling my baby kick is so special....hmm wonder if I'll be saying that in a few months or will I be saying ouch that was a hard kick in the middle of a lecture.

Nym- I believe I saw on the other thread that you got a got a good kick early this morning. It's nice to know things are progressing in there

Ok let's get chatting.
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I'm here. Went to the chiropractor for the first time today. Start prenatal yoga on Thursday. Hoping that will help with the being uncomfortable all the time. Feeling Tired, having headaches, which I think may be due to lack of sleep instead of lack of water now. No longer nauseous, but eating ALL the time, which is fine. Starting to show a bit. Will take a new pic tonight and post it on my blog (click anna kiss busy gestating in my sig). Have been super psycho lately, which I'm blaming on the hormones, but I'm realizing I can't just keep doing that. My son is still driving me crazy and I really want a vacation from him (ain't that AP of me??? ). Luckily, my husband is finishing his semester this week and we will have a whole month of not having him mostly to ourselves, which means lots of play time for me and lots of family time for us.

I have to finish all my Christmas preparations. I have my shopping done, but not my crafting. And of course there's the wrapping and whatnot. I still have to finish my cards as well, which is behind for me since Thanksgiving is over. I'm sure I'll get them out this week.

So... not feeling any movement here. Glad to see others starting in with that! How exciting. That part just makes it feel all the more real, doesn't it?

Who's got a question of the week for us? Anyone buying anything for the new baby yet????

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Hello Ladies. Should be a great week this week, my kids are back in school! I needed a break from the bickering.
I have not even started christmas shopping, and very envious of those who are finished!!!!! Not even sure when I will start, need to get the finances in order first. I did decide to kick my nieces off the list. (Wow, that sounds cold!) Now keep in mind, these neices are full grown and in college. (When I was their age, I was buying them presents, now it is their turn to buy for my kids, and I will start buying gifts for my sister again. Besides, they are VERY spoiled and have everything a college kid could ask for, including paid tuition.) In my family, we only buy for the kids, and of course Grandma! Maybe I will make them cookies during finals week & ship them.
I realized today, my queasiness is cutting back. Do not want to get my hopes up as last time I thought that it came on full blown. Not feeling baby move yet, but can feel my uterus growing. I meet with my midwife for my intial interview tomorrow. I hope she will check for a heart beat.
Caught a cold, and hope it passes real soon. Keep drinking tea & water and hope I can pee it out (the cold).
As far as buying for the baby, not me. I real superstitous (sp). I probably will not buy for this baby until early spring. That is just how I am, I know I am wierd. I have been looking but will not buy or even register for anything for awhile. Anyone have a good source for CD's that has a registry??

Hope everyone has a great week.

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I am definitely feeling baby kick now (from the outside too)! I got food poisoning from Thanksgiving dinner *sigh* but morning sickness is pretty much gone. I am 18 weeks now, my u/s is in 3 weeks. I would to have girl, but after Colby's health issues, I want a healthy baby with all organs functioning most of all!

Colby (DS2) is having some health issues again, they think it may be something with his liver, and his left eye has been crossing (a recent development), so the dr. wants to see him ASAP. It's hard b/c we don't have a car, so my mom has to drive 25 minutes to come & get us & then bring us back home again. I wish Colby's health problems would resolve themselves. Poor guy doesn't need to deal with all the dr.s. It's hard to relax & enjoy this pg w/out worrying about whether the baby will have similar health issues.

I posted before about my sister's passing, it is now a police brutality case. I don't want to post the whole story here as a civil suit has been filied as will a criminal case, but if you are curious you can pm me. It is absolutely senseless.

I have registered at babiesinthesun.com & naturalbabies.com for CDs for the baby. The only other thing we really need is a carseat (and if it's a girl~ clothes!). Also, we need a crib or a co-sleeper. DS2 hated co-sleeping, he always slept better on his own, maybe b/c of all of the hospital stays? I hope everyone with colds feels batter!

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14 weeks

Hi everyong - this is the fist time I have joined in on the weekly chat. I look forward ot gettingto know all of you better.

Calimommie - I am sorry to hear about your sister. I can't wait to really feel baby kick, must be fun!

Well when I woke up Suunday morning I felt normal YAHOO! I did not puke on Sunday or Monday but I did do it this morning : Although I hate throwing up I would gladly do it every morning if I did not have to deal with the 24 hour tummy ache.

Last Wednesday at our checkup we got to hear babys heartbeat. It was great to hear (why is it I still don't feel like I'm going to be a mother again?) M/W said baby has a strong h/b for his/her age.

We have everything we need for baby except a carseat and some more diapers. I think I will register at naturalbabies too.
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Hey everyone! Glad to know that we're all feeling well and some are feeling movement. I'm 17 weeks now and, while I swore I was feeling very early movement, every time I think I feel movement now it turns into gas Hopefully I start getting those good, hard, regular kicks soon. I have an u/s scheduled for Thursday and I can't wait!
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I am trying to write a paper on Gothic architecture and it is taking me FOREVER !!! I have been working on this thing for over a week now and I am soooooo sick of it. You would think it would be simple, but there is nothing simple about the Gothic period. There is way too much detail. Sorry about the rant. It's almost over - less than 2 weeks. Anna- I'll bet you know what I am going through w/ your husband going through it too (except his is much much more difficult... I'm still an undergrad ).

Anna- How is your prenatal yoga going and how was the chiropractor? I can't afford to go to yoga but I'd really like to. Maybe there are some prenatal yoga videos I can get. About the psycho thing, I think we all go through spell where we feel like we are psycho (and we probably are !) but at least it will eventually pass. I know how much it sucks to feel that way.

Deb- I hope your mw appointment went well for you today. Update us and let us know. Get good rest and stay hydrated to knock that cold out

Amibeth- I am sorry your DS is having health issues. I hope everything will be ok and they will clear up soon. I know you have had a very difficult fall and I offer you many

Aaudreysmom- How exciting you got to hear the heartbeat. It's so special to hear that muscle working so hard.

Wende- You're getting and u/s this Thurs!!! Yeah. Will you post a pic for us to see? I hope all goes well for ya.

I am still feeling those kicks here and there. I can't wait til dh can feel them too. He wants to be able to feel them so bad.
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I felt the baby move twice last night, once good kick, and lots of rolling around. It feels soo weird.

I moved my appt with the doc from the 15th to the 8th, since I am going to harass him for an u/s and a gender request. We are the kinda people that need to know. We don't feel connected for some reason otherwise.

DS has been teething, ans has been a real boobie hog. I can rarely lie down without him flopping on me and nursing. Sigh, he has also been up late at night, which leads to a tired Vanessa!

We do have our Xmas shopping for DS done, but not the rest yet. Also, I am being a helper mama this year, so I have to get that stuff too.

My FIL is coming for Xmas, which should be nice, because we are not spending it with my family. They are not at all happy about that, especially since my brother and sil are getting married on the 26th, but we just can't afford to go down there this year. Especially since SIL is being cheap my having her wedding on the 26th, so she doesn't have to make decorations - just use Xmas ones, do invitations, since everyone goes down for Xmas, or even make food since they will just use xmas style appys. They are not even having a dinner, since they will have had Xmas dinner the ngiht before. But, they are in New Zealand atm for 5 weeks, spending the 20 thousand dollars they got a loan for.

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18 weeks...say WHAT?! I mean, seriously...where has the time gone? Geez, before I know it I'll be going to L&D!! Yikes! I find myself less stressed this pg though which is a nice switch. Only thing I freak over now is having two kids, 16mo. apart! I have felt VERY subtle movements in the last few weeks, but this poor kid has a lot to "kick" through also.

I have started walking a mile as many days as I can, usually when I'm at work b/c that is the only time I have to do it...and the only gym available to me (too cold outside to walk). But so far I have gained 15lbs. I gained 75lbs. with Ava but lost almost half of that by the time I got home!

Which leads me to a QOTW: How much weight have you gained so far? And if this ain't your 1st pg - how much is normal for you total?

I have my next OB appt. on Dec. 6th and she will be scheduling me for an u/s at that time...I'm thinking we will find out sex but it is really up to DH.

Vanessa: Good luck on getting the gender!!! I hope you get to find out!!

Wende: Good luck to you too on your upcoming u/s...will you be finding out sex of baby as well?
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At my last appt, uhm 2 weeks ago I had gained 5 pounds. Actually, I had gained 8, and lost 3, so 5 so far.

I gained 40 pounds with Kai, and lost 32 of it by 4 weeks PP. But I am overweight(40 pounds at the start of this preg) to begin with. I am starting this preg 20 (was 25 until we moved) pounds lighter than my last though. I am hoping to gain less than 30 this time.
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I've gained 9lbs so far but probably more than that now. I look at food and the pounds just latch on to me. :LOL
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Well, I guess I updated too soon. *sigh* I had some prenatal blood tests done to screen for genetic things they don't usually screen for (Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X, etc.) & it turms out I am a carrier for CF, which is what they thought Colby had in the first place. So we are going to Sac to see a Perinatologist (sp?) & recieve gentic counseling. For us, it doesn't really change things (we'll still have the baby, no matter what), but if there is something going on we'll at least know what to expect once baby comes, and it may help us figure out Colby's health issues. I'm just hoping my insurance will cover dh getting screened. Has anyone else seen a genetic couselor?

As for weight gain, with ds1 I gained 75 lbs (lost it all) & with ds2 I gained 80 lbs. (wasn't able to bf so didn't lose it all). So far this time I have only gained 5 lbs (at 18 weeks), but I usually gain alot towards the end.

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On the QOTW with dd #1 I gained 30lbs, so far with this one I have put on 16lbs!
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The only reason I'm having the u/s is to find out the sex!

I think I've gained about 5lbs so far, but I'm basing that on my normal weight, and not what I weighed before getting pregnant as I'm not totally sure. I haven't gained any weight since my first midwife appt. I can't remember where I was as far as weight gain goes at this point in my other pregnancies. With my first I gained 25lbs and lost it all, with my second I gained 25lbs and lost it all and then some, unfortunately. With my 3rd I gained 40-45lbs and lost it all. With my 4th I gained about 25lbs, but he was born 8 weeks early so there's no telling how much I would have gained. I lost it all.
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Amibeth, I've seen a genetic counselor, but we've never had any genetic testing done. Aleks was born with a cleft lip & palate so we've seen both a genetic counselor and a geneticist before. Since clefts are so common, it was pretty much determined that we do not have a genetic trigger and therefore do not require any additional testing. The people I spoke with were really nice though. Did you have any specific questions? I'm not sure I'd be of much help, but I may be the only one here who has seen a genetic counselor.

Weight gain- I am usually underweight and last pregnancy gained 25 pounds. I hope to do that again, but so far I lost some weight. I think I'm gaining now though. Not sure how much. Initially I seem to have lost about 4-5 pounds (gasp!), but I think I've gained that back plus 3 more. So 3 total. I'm on what my husband terms the "hobbit diet" since I eat constantly. It's good for me.

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Yippee!!! I got that horrible Gothic paper done!! Now I can breathe easier until tomorrow. I still have another 6 pg paper to write, a floor plan, section cut, and front elevation to do on autocad, and do the materials and finishes for a house... Then school will be over. Can I get it done?

Wende- I am going to find out the sex too. I am glad I've had 19 wks to get dh used to it. He wanted to wait.... I want to know. I think he wants to know too.
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Hi everyone,

17 weeks here and now feeling movement from the outside, too! This is my favorite thing about being pregnant and one of my favorite things in life, I think. It's incredible to me. I see the midwife this week again. The OB wants me to have an U/S at 20-22 weeks. But I plan on delaying that until later in the pregnancy, since it is only to determine placental location, and I know the placenta can move some even after 20 weeks. It will be too stressful for me to hear I have a previa and then have to continue to have U/S when I am not having any symptoms and it will probably move anyway. I am so emotional about everything this pregnancy.

I have bought a couple of cloth diapers for baby, but we don't need anything (except girl clothes if it's a girl). I am considering getting a baby hammock, though. Maybe some baby underpants since I am planning to do EC.

I think I have gained 10 pounds already. Unfortunately, I had gained 5 pounds a couple months before getting pregnant, so I feel like I have gained 15. I am eating healthy now so not worried about it. Last time I gained 35, lost all but 10 within a week or two after the birth, and lost it all by 5 or 6 months.
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Annakiss~ I was just hoping to get an idea of what to expect, I guess. After everything that went on with Colby & all of the dr.s & specialists we saw (some very condescending) I am nervous about seeing yet anotehr specialist. It's reassuring to know that the people you saw were nice.

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P.S. We're going to find out the sex too~ I'm a planner.

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Hi all. Just an update, we met with the midwife last night. It was great. She is really awesome & put DH at ease. Now to convince my Grandma & Mom, since I will birth at their home. More my Grandma than Mom. I will have them meet with the midwife, and I am sure they will be convinced. Has anyone used Flex Health bennifits to pay for their midwife??
We heard the last night. That was so exciting. It was really fast, I got 150, midwife got 156. My kids were very excited as well.

QOTW - Well with each of my pregnancies I never gained more than 10lbs, due to the fact that I lost quite a bit of weight in the beginning of each one. I am heavy to begin with. With this one, I have gained 7 lbs, but trying not to worry about it.
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...or if you believe the doc's measurements, 13 weeks exactly, but frankly, I like my dates better.

I've been AWOL from this board for a few weeks, hope you'll forgive me for being a fair-weather friend. : The pg update here: I'm wearing maternity duds because they're more comfy than anything else, but I don't feel like I look terribly pg yet, just pudgy. My skin looks great, my migraines have pretty much left (thank goodness, I was having 1 a day for a while, YUCK), but I'm so so SO tired still - where's the 2nd trimester energy? And I'm still gagging at every little (imaginary?) smell. I've only thrown up once (icky kitchen trash), but the gagging is driving me nuts. Diaper changes are awful. What was I thinking, getting pg while I still have one in diapers?

I hosted Thanksgiving this year for the first time ever. I've never roasted a turkey before, stressed out over it, and it turned out perfectly, yay! We had my MIL, FIL, and BIL all staying here for most of a week, plus my parents, sis, and youngest bro came for T-day dinner. Full house!

Christmas preparations - I need to get those cards under way, I have blanks and I'm stamping them...you know, because I don't have enough other things to do. I have some Christmas shopping done, but lots left to do.

WOW to the mamas who are feeling kicks! I thought I felt a few squirms last weekend but then things calmed down again. I still occasionally think - hey, wait, what was that? But then it's gone. Hopefully in a week or two I'll have more kicks to smile about. I'm really looking forward to that.

Cristina, hope you're feeling better soon!

AmiBeth, yikes to your sister's case. I'm so sorry your family is going through all of that. I hope things can be resolved as easily as possible. I also hope that Colby's health problems can be treated soon. I hope the new CF info can help with Colby's problems, and that your new baby is totally healthy.

Tish, good luck on that paper!

QOTW #1 - buying for baby? So far I have bought a few dipes because our NB stash was just too small last time around. I also just gave in to temptation and ordered an adorable Hanna Anderssen one-piece sweater for next wintertime, my little treat to a baby who will otherwise be dressed in mostly hand-me-downs! OK, the treat was more for myself. I don't need much more *stuff* for this baby, we're really pretty set, although I would like a good breast pump.

QOTW #2 - weight gain? I lost 10 with Griff and then gained 21 after that. That actually worked pretty well - I was slightly overweight to start with, so losing 10 lbs was actually not a bad thing, the weight gain after that was very steady. Actually, my midwives were begging me to gain more, but my metabolism was just whirring away! I was eating tons and tons of healthy food (and, um, quite a bit of ice cream) so it's not like I could try much harder to gain weight, sheesh! After Griff was born I was at my pre-pg weight already, then went another 10-15 lbs down over the following 9 mos. Very nice. Unfortunately I gained a lot of that back (stress and no exercise) in the year following that, so I weighed more pre-pg this time that pre-pg with Griff. Sigh. At my last appt I had lost 3 lbs, not surprising. My next appt is 1 1/2 weeks away, so we'll see where I stand now. I'm hoping my body has a nice weight gain pattern like last time. I felt good for most of that pregnancy and wouldn't mind another just like it!

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15 weeks
hello mamas!
I haven't been able to check in because I have had a hectic work schedule the past week (60 hrs in five days)
I heard the heart beat at the mw's last week it was so exciting because I was having a hard time with the reality of another baby.
So now I know for sure there is a baby in there.
I am waiting to have my ultrasound the first week of january. I would love to find out the sex but we have decided to have the ultrasound report state the sex and then we later have the option (if we want) to ask for the sex of the baby.
annna kiss I am right the with you, I am having a hard time packing on weight, I started this pg under weight at 126 pounds and I have lost three, so no weight gain yet. with my last pg I only put on 8 pounds but I started out at 148 so I wasn't really worried.
These last two pregnancies have been so different that my first two I gain 60lbs with my first and 25 with my second (he was born at 33 weeks)
so I would just love to gain between 20 and 30 with this one.
as for buying stuff, I am waiting to find out the sex because we don't need much if it is a boy (except a bassinet or other sleeping thing)
but if it is a girl I can shop till I drop for pink!
have a great week ladies
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Well I just weighed myself. I haven't gained any weight. I'm still 2 lbs. lighter than when I started. I'm at 95. I think that's more than where I was before, but it's still not enough. Last pg, I didn't actually lose weight in the beginning, but it wasn't as rough as it was this time. I am eating constantly and my real craving has been fried chicken, which I've eaten quite a bit of. Hopefully I'll start packing on a couple of pounds sometime soon.

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Jess~
Thanks for your kind words. My main concern with this case is to try to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone elses family Especially since the circumstances are absolutely ridiculous. I hope this genetic counselor visit can give us answers for Colby, we've been looking for them for a year now.

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I wished I hadn't gained so much weight. I like to keep my weight in check but lately I haven't been. I don't really know what to do because I was eatting low calorie but very healthy meals before becoming preggo and then That just seemed gross one the queasiness hit me. Now, I just need to eat healthy period. I eat lots of fruit and veggies and sweets . Trying to stop that!!!

Anna- I am sure your body is doing what it needs to be doing for you. Have you had that first prenatal appt. yet?

Debs- Glad you heard the h/b!!

Funshine: Welcome back!! Glad you are feeling better fromthe first trimester.
How fun to host Thanksgiving. I hope one day I will be able to too!! Right now...no way!!

Thanks for wishing me luck with school I sure need it!! I just keep saying it's almost over.

I haven't bought anything for the baby yet. Not sure what to buy. Apparently. my MIL knows what to buy though. She informed me that she bought stuff for the baby for us for Christmas. She want's to know the sex so she can buy either blue or pink Trying to go for other colors, I like the rainbow!!! I have a pic to post but I just look tubby in it. I don't look pg. I don't know if I want to post it or not. Still thinking about it.
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I haven't felt any movement yet, but I have such terrible gas that I don't think I could tell the difference anyway ! We won't find out the sex this time either. I like the whole discovering it ourselves when he or she arrives thing! I haven't bought anything for this baby yet but I am seriously considering a wrap carrier and I'll need to buy or borrow a new baby car seat. Our infant seat was set to expire about 4 months after Thing 3 arrives so I gave it away to some friends of mine who, get this, have an adopted 4 month old and are expecting twins any day now. All the babes are girls. Can you believe it, three babies under 5 months old? Yikes!
As for weight gain, I 've gained a couple of pounds so far with this pregnancy, not too many. With ds I gained 40lbs, with dd I gained 35. Since I'm about 20 lbs overweight now I'm hoping not to gain too much this time around. This certainly doesn't stop me from eating though!!
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Has anyone used Flex Health bennifits to pay for their midwife??
We're planning to, but since we haven't started yet I can't give you the specifics of how it works. I did have HR check into it to make sure MW fees are covered and they are good to go. We're going to put aside as much as we can so we can pay as much of it as possible pre-tax.

Speaking of, I must get my tired butt off to work!
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Well, let the dreams begin. I had a dream last night that Peanut was born now. We brought him home (it was a boy) and we didn't know how to take care of him. Dh was carrying him around without a diaper and he was peeing all over the place. :LOL Them we figured he needed to eat so I tried to breast feed. A woman walked into the room and began cleaning and she left the door open and brought in a friend too. This was in my house and I was sitting there 1/2 naked.I felt like she was violating my privacy. Then Peanut latched on pretty good to eat but there was no milk. At that point I couldn't figure put how to feed him. Then we put him in a crib full of stuffed animals the same size as he was (he was very small because he wasn't carried to term. He was born now - as in I'm close to 19 weeks now). Then I worried about him suffocating. Then I wondered how he was doing so well when my premature cousin (very premature her mom was about 6 or 7 mos preg when she had to give birth to my cousin because her uterus stopped growing... or something like that) had to stay in ICU for a very long time. It was a strange dream to me. Where do these things come from? Have any of you had dreams like this?

My week is getting better with school. My hardest project due date was pushed back 2 days. I'm feeling more confident now that I will make it through this semester.
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Tish, I had 3-4 feeding dreams while I was pg with Griffin. There was always some issue - the baby refused to eat, I had forgotten to feed the baby, the baby accused me of starving him (because, you know, babies can talk ), etc. I hadn't thought that I had had any anxiety about breastfeeding (it's so freakin' normal in my family, there was no question of "will I?" or "what if I can't" like you hear from many women), but maybe deep down I was a little worried. It was really odd.

My dreams always had strange not-based-in-reality worries - I would do really strange things like leave my baby in a store. Things I would never actually do and never actually worry about. But maybe it was about some larger worry, about my ability to parent?

This time I think I have had ONE baby dream, and that was two months ago. I feel so unpregnant right now - not showing a whole lot, not feeling any real movement, not terribly sick, just occasionally gagging and always tired.

I have had two dreams within the past month about my home burning down and whether or not I was able to save possessions, and which possessions. Odd. Anybody do dream interpretation?

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It feels like I've been mia since the boards went down...

Tish - I'm having crazy dreams too! I had two Sunday night that I was having a girl. One - I went in for my ultrasound, but it was more like giving blood, where you have to wait for the results. They mailed the pictures to me and at the top of the paper it said "sex: girl". The second one, I was paying one of my brothers friends to come fix our foyer area (it needs tiles) and he said that he would come Friday, fix them and play with Azalyah for a little while (the girl name we picked out!) I also had a BF dream! I dreamed that I was trying to nurse my son, Elijah - who is now weened. He wouldn't latch on at all..shaking his head "no" and I had milk spraying everywhere (you know how it goes after let-down!). I was kind of weird and funny too.

I have gained 2lbs. I'm a bit surprised after all I ate over Thanksgiving...I don't gain much weight though. As of now, I just don't put pounds on very easily (yes, I'm thankful for that). I think with Elijah I gained like 20lbs..maybe 23 or something.

Question on slings - I've been researching sewing my own baby sling - just seems more cost effective really...and I don't know, I'm just kind of wanting to do it I guess. I found some really cute material at Walmart I want to buy as soon as I know what I'm having. Anyway, after reading about 3 websites "easy instructions" I realized...I don't know the first thing about sewing....the lingo is like Japaneze to me...well, maybe not that bad. : Anyway (here comes my question) one site had instructions for a "sew free" sling. Anyone try this? Like it, dislike it? I'm guessing everyone prefers the sewed ones..but thought I'd ask anyway.

My big Ultrasound is in 2 weeks - Dec. 15th. We'll be finding out the sex. I can't wait! I've been feeling A-J (Azalyah or Josiah) kicking - but its kind of random still. Sometimes I'll feel it, sometimes I'll go a day or two with nothing. I hate that because my mom-radar starts kicking in and I wonder if everything is okay..then next thing you know..the kicking starts again. I don't feel a lot of movement like I did with Elijah...but this early I didn't feel Elijah kick a whole lot. I always thought Elijah spent a lot of time facing my back...that might account for the differences. Well, that and every pregnancy is different regardless!
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