The One Thread is a way for us all to have a place to post whatever does not fit elsewhere that we do not want to make a new thread for. It comes from the TTC One Thread which was created so women could talk together no matter what point in the cycle they were in.
Next Weeks Threadmistress:
Please let me know if you are interested Jan 17th-23rd
Please, to be added to our first post... put your request in BOLD and include name, number and genders of previous children and/or losses, and what gender you think this one is! We already have the roster thread to keep track of due dates, but I think the what I think/feel/hope vs. what it turns out to be may be neat! Username in Pink thinks/feels/hopes it is a girl, blue means boy and green is neutral.
HCK73: DS, DD
Jrene: first pregnancy
Just1More: DD, DS, DD
kalamos23: DD, 1 angel baby
louis: first pregnancy
LovnMyBoys: DS, DS, 3 angel babies
MaerynPearl: DS, DD, 1 angel baby
mommy2chloerae: DD, DS
Orca: DS, DD
PinkBunch: DD, DD
reneeisorym: first pregnancy
CraftyMcGluestick: first pregnancy
dandns85: first pregnancy
darkblue0729: DD, DD, 1 angel baby
gradstudentmommy: DD, 1 angel baby
happyblessedmama: DS, DS, DD, DD, DS
kl5: First pregnancy
my-j-angel: DS, DS, angel DS, 1 angel baby
Teamsalem: DS, DD
tolovemercy: DS, DS
tribord: DD, 1 angel baby
54mama: DD, DD, 1 angel baby
Ambivalent Dreams: DD
Bethanta: 1 angel baby
BlessedMama te: DS, DS
bohemama: DD, DD
Caoimhe: DS, DSD, DSD, 1 angel baby
Chloe'smama: DD, 1 angel baby
expectingTiger: first pregnancy
Galatea: DS, DS, DD
gottecat: DS, 3 angel babies
ilovemyavery: DD, DS, 3 angel babies
Jules09: angel DS, 1 angel baby
liberal_chick: DS, DS
Lissybug: DS, DS
mantischick: first pregnancy
mrsjtc: DD, DD, DD
MsDolphin: first pregnancy
oregonduck: 1 angel baby
triscuitsmom: DS, DS, 8 angel babies
wryknowlicious: DD, DD, DD
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my house currently has THREE eyes with bacterial conjuctivitis. Very fast case... started with DS coming home from Mammaws (my moms) last night with one itchy eye... progressed to red and boogery by the end of the night and despite a lot of DONT TOUCH YOUR EYE YOU ARE GOING TO SPREAD IT! he has it in both eyes and his sister has it in one.
From the other thread...
ROM-I haven't really thought about my goals for the second tri. I guess a pound a week? Really, I guess I'm hoping to eat reasonably and have nothing bad happen to me. If I could get out of this and only gain 30 pounds total I'd be amazed. I bet I'd feel really good afterwards! I usually gain 60, and it always comes off, but...I really don't want to gain that much again.
"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."
my step dad had eye surgery around when DS was born... we joked that by the time DS was old enough to focus on his face, he would be able to focus on DSs
For weight gain I've been around 35lbs with both my previous pregnancies. It (and more) came off fairly easily both times so I'm not really concerned about that part. I'd like to aim for 30lbs this time but I'm already up 5 so who knows.
I'm hoping today will be a laid back day here. I was excited about this weekend because our final all natural matress (ours) was being delivered along with our wool matress pads and new natural pillows. However while visiting with friends earlier in the day ds1 and his friend thought jumping off a small chest freezer onto bubble wrap would be a good idea. Apparently cautious ds chickened out on the top of the freezer and his friend decided to help him along. He landed feet first thankfully, but twisted the one over in the process. He screamed and we came running (feeling like bad mommies of course) but it didn't really swell or bruise. After some cuddles he did go off to play limping. Well as the evening progressed (and we came home) he started to not be able to put any weight on it. I figured it was a sprain but they usually swell nicely, and tucked him into bed for the night. Well an hour later he woke up because it was hurting and tried to get out of bed and started screaming (of course I had just started to drift off myself). Dh works weekends so I called him at work to get his opinion (he's an x-ray tech) and tried to figure out how to make it work. He offered to come home but since that means they have to call in an on call tech and pay them more I didn't want him to annoy work. I thought about waking ds2 and taking both, but then decided to call my friend over, who came running over at 11pm with her baby for a sleepover (feeling a little guilty because of her son's involvement) and we headed out. Emerg must have been the place to be last night and we waited around for quite awhile. Luckily once we were seen we were moved along quickly. X-rays didn't show an obvious break (will be reviewed by the radiologist) and the Dr figures he damaged the cartilage or has a really bad sprain based on the location of the pain and the presentation. He needs to stay off of it for at least three days and go from there. Not very comfortable lugging a 5yo around, but he seems in better spirits today.
We got home around 4am to my friend, her 8 month old and ds2 all tucked into bed together and he was fine with me not being home when he woke up.
We are all a little grouchy today but everyone will hopefully be in bed very early tonight!
so I ran and grabbed her and had her on the couch asking her what happened and where it hurt... her wrist never swelled or bruised but a half hour after she fell, so much as sitting next to her on the couch was enough to send her back into tears... so I grabbed DS and took him to my moms and headed off to the ER...
luckily for her and hopefully for you it will turn out the same... it turned out to be nothing more than a very painful sprain... without any swelling or bruising at all. Within a week she was all better but it did help that they gave her a removable cast to keep her hand from flopping around and hurting her.
I'll probably check next time I'm at the birth center for a prenatal appointment, though, because having actually written that out and acknowledged it, I think I will be able to see my weight gain as a positive thing and a step towards having my baby. It's funny how so often just getting things out of my head and either typed out, written, or spoken aloud is exactly what I need to be able to move past them.
I'd like to gain a lb a week from here on out--which would put me at 28lbs or so--but I know my body likes to hit a certain weight at delivery. That would put me at 40lbs. UGH.
8g, 7g, 4b, 2g
1 pound a week would be a good goal, I think, though in dreamland I'd like to limit my weight gain to 20 pounds or less. In ultra-dreamland, 10 pounds. I started this pregnancy 20 pounds heavier than my last (due to stress and a foot injury, which thankfully has healed), and I really don't want to stack another 30 or 40 on top of that. I'm soooo glad it will be warm enough to walk outdoors and have an active lifestyle in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Summer is such an easy time to exercise and eat healthy...I so hope I can control my weight better this time.
Ew on the eye junk. We went through something similar last fall, and I hauled all the kids into the dr. only to be told that 1/2 of all conjunctivitis is VIRAL, and that he wouldn't give us drops unless the infection persisted over the next few days. I was so pissed (especially after the $100 co-pay), but grrrrrr....he was right. It went away on its own. $100 to find out I should have stayed home. Niiiiiiice.
and Im getting cramps too but mine are almost always poo related as well, my IBS is acting up as though I never changed my diet.
So I'm finding out that the key to my 24/7 nausea is actually to eat pretty much constantly. This is difficult. I can only eat certain things. Sometimes I don't find out what I can't eat until it's too late and I'm throwing it up. Which leads to a fear of eating, which leads to an empty stomach, which leads to severe nausea, which doesn't make me want to eat. It's a vicious cycle. Getting up and walking around makes me feel worse, so going into the kitchen (my personal house of horrors no matter how clean it is) makes me so sick that I'm standing there, dry heaving into the garbage disposal, wondering what the heck I can eat so that I don't get more sick. Ugh!!!! When DH is home, it's easy to have him bring me stuff, and I do have snack foods positioned around the bedroom. But this is just impossible.
I've actually lost enough off my hips and thighs that I can pull down my jeans without unbuttoning them! Although when they are up around my belly they are too tight, LOL! My belly is pretty big now, I've totally popped out. I'm going to have to tell work this week, it's pretty undeniable now
C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
So suddenly I am pregnant and I need a maternity suit, i've been looking online adn think I found the one I want.
Today i go out of my way (20 mins) 3 kids and DH in tow nursing a Sonic slushy and a Zofran just to try out this suit at the store.
OMG! HORMONES! I looked like..... crap. thats all thier is to it. Suddenly my normal been-there-since-i-was16-but-totally-reasonably-sized saddle bagss are frigging GIGANTIC! and cheesy. omfg. they are oozing cottage cheese. WTF??
I had a complete crying fit breakdown in the dressing room. I was sooo embarassed at my own behavior. I bit my lip so hard and tried to high tail it back to the car with out the entire world noticing that I was bawling.
The suit style made me look awful, but my hormones blew it WAYYYYYY out of proportion.
Then on the way home poor DH is trying to convince me how pretty I am, and how much he loves my thighs, and all I can do is sob like a baby. At this point he is all frustrated and mad liek I don't believe him.
ugh. what a day.
I am so glad to have been able to get something for the children's cough but the doc let me know I am out of luck..
Mom to Reya (13) and Little baby Lila 9/22
I feel like "popped" this weekend. DP said he thinks I won't be able to hide it much longer. We plan to tell friends and co-workers in 3-4 weeks, so I hope I can hide it for a bit longer.
My only negative right now, is I went to the hair-dresser over the weekend. I don't care for my hair-cut, I think it's too short. I just need to remind myself, it will grow.
DS ( 9/2010) and TTC #2
me, herding 5 critters a cat and a dog. DS 11/01, DS 10/04, DD 2/06, DS 5/07 and DD 9/10
I was having a fairly good day with only one heaving episode after spending all night puking.DH was nice enough to cook the dinner tonight and he just came back in and said there was a rat in the grill and now it is loose in the yard.We have a small yard and I have a dog that I'm going to have to let outside to pee eventually.DH cooked burgers inside and now the house reeks.Back to dry heaving and my ILs are flying in tomorrow and my house is still a wreck.Calgon take me away!
AFM, hearing the HB at my m/w appt. on Friday was not the relief/exciting thing that I thought it would be. It literally took 5 full minutes of moving the doppler all over the place to find it. And I know it was just because the baby was behind the placenta, and that when we DID hear it, albeit briefly, it was strong and healthy....but I don't know. The whole thing felt really unconvincing and I'm still anxious and want to hear that heartbeat again and again and again until it feels real.
I think I'm telling work today? Not sure when a better time will be.
Erin, Catholic mama to three sweet boys: Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10) and a sweet girl, Charlotte (7/12/12).Joyfully expecting #5 April 2014!
Last night was the longest night of my life. Something I ate did not agree with me, and I was sick most of the night. I still feel bad this morning. Dd2 was up over and over again, and though dh and I traded off, neither of us got any sleep. He goes for his prk in a few hours, so...I'm hoping I suddenly start to feel better and can shake the tired. I have the feeling this is going to be a really long week.
"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."