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Today 07:04 AM
badwolf092087 @harmony96 I just moved recently as well. The big final one until we one day decide more space is needed. I thought it would be stressful, but the stressful part was our old landlord. He's the past now. Love the photos so far!
09-25-2014 08:21 PM
Harmony96 Just moved this week, finally. The "big" move where we had some help was on Saturday, but I wasn't fully packed (no energy or motivation or help and it was hard w/ the kids all over the place) so I've spent the last four days in a row over at the old place packing up some straggling things, about three hours a day, and then today I did a ton of cleaning of the old place as well. NOW I can finally unpack here. Tomorrow. After I get some rest. Here's a few pics of the new place.

Couple pics of the new house. Pardon my packing mess.

Backyard. (You can see my DD in pink way in the distance, and our riding lawn mower, for size perspective of how huge it is.)


Master BR with a little peek of the master bath. Yes, that's a garden tub, and it's HUGE and will potentially be very nice for birthing this baby.


Dining room and kitchen.


Living room.
09-24-2014 02:53 PM
badwolf092087 How is everyone?
09-16-2014 01:36 PM
badwolf092087 Had my last hospital required scan with their specialist today. I am fully cleared by both them and my OB for a vaginal delivery! Maddy has turned head down, ready to push herself out soon. Andddddd she weighs 3lbs 1oz. The specialist gave me a "bonus" 3d scan. I have some photos of Maddy's face as she is smiling, yawning, sucking a finger, and covering her face. Hubby teared up. And she had hiccups during the ultrasound!

Now I just need to get through Thursday. I have my regular appointment, we bring the dogs to the vet, and then I get to rest. My Rose gets spayed plus her shots, and her brother gets his yearly shots as well. My babies are growing up, and before I know it the kittens will be getting spayed and growing independent of me.
09-16-2014 11:44 AM
maof1 Glad you ladies are feeling better. I have been officially booted out of SO's granny's house from sitting with her during the day. Sad for me but a great thing for her! So glad she is doing well enough to be able to be on her own again unless she wants to go to town. And then she will give me a call.
I'm currently sitting in line waiting to get DS and my gas light is kicking on and off... Not cool considering I don't have any money to get gas until tomorrow midmorning sometime...
Here's to praying I don't run out of gas sitting here or on the 10min drive home!
09-16-2014 09:11 AM
nsmomtobe I'm glad it is healing naturally. I remember there was talk of doing surgery on mine, but then they didn't want to give me anesthesia, so the bone was reset by hand and I was in a cast for 6(?) weeks. Then I was supposed to be able to walk again within 2 weeks, but it was still very painful--I wasn't able to support the extra weight I was carrying--so I was not able to walk without support until 36 weeks.
09-16-2014 07:54 AM
badwolf092087 @nsmomtobe I am walking again! Thanks for asking. There's still sharp pains where the suspected crack is in the bone, but tolerable at this point. They said it will 9/10 shot heal naturally because it's most likely a clean crack. (I never got the scan to prove that theory because my baby takes priority). I feel the same pain you do while sitting and trying to get comfy. My first pregnancy I didn't notice that because I was working like a mad woman, and always active. Baths with lavender in them help a lot. If you don't like lavender, find an aromatherapy scent that works for you.
09-15-2014 05:28 PM
nsmomtobe I think I'm overdue for an update. Last Monday I did the GD screen that I tried to get out of, and it wasn't as bad as I expected. For some reason, I remembered it being fizzy, but it wasn't. Maybe the formula has changed. Anyway, I had no trouble drinking it, although I felt a little sick while waiting and then even after I finished and had a snack. I came home and slept for 3 hours. I don't know if that was a sugar crash or if I was just really tired. I haven't heard the results of the test, so I'm hoping that's a good sign, but I will find out for sure at my next dr appt on the 25th.

As for the reason I may have been so tired, I was emotionally supporting a friend, who lost her baby at 17 weeks and delivered at almost 19 weeks. Heartbreaking. Even though I am much further along and everything is going well with this pregnancy, it just reinforces that I can't take my baby for granted. Ever.

In other news, I have been feeling achy and tired and just worn out. I find sitting uncomfortable because of the way my ribs seem to squish into my belly. I get tired out from walking and think "I'm only 26 weeks. Was I this tired out and uncomfortable when I was pregnant with DS?" and then I remember that I broke my ankle at 24 weeks with DS, so I wasn't walking at all at this point. Or working. It's like I'm in a whole new part of pregnancy that I've never experienced before.

And I wonder how BadWolf is doing after her injuries. Are you walking again?
09-15-2014 05:57 AM
edubluv
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So DS is fully weaned. That's a relief but sad too.
I got Braxton hicks bad with my last pregnancy but not really at all
This time around. Although this pregnancy so far has been a lot better. My last pregnancy I had every stupid little pregnancy symptom you can have. My heartburn was so bad I had to take medicine everyday or I would start getting flu like symptoms. This time around a couple tums do the trick. The only major thing this time is my legs and varicose veins are really bad. I just attribute it to getting older, multiple pregnancies, and I also have a lot of stairs in this house. I'm climbing them all day long!
@maof1 sorry you are so miserable.

I hear you on the sadness/ relief of a weaned babe. I didn't think it would happen that fast or it be that easy.

Dang. That sounds like killer heartburn. And I thought mine was bad! ;-)
09-15-2014 12:18 AM
apeydef So DS is fully weaned. That's a relief but sad too.
I got Braxton hicks bad with my last pregnancy but not really at all
This time around. Although this pregnancy so far has been a lot better. My last pregnancy I had every stupid little pregnancy symptom you can have. My heartburn was so bad I had to take medicine everyday or I would start getting flu like symptoms. This time around a couple tums do the trick. The only major thing this time is my legs and varicose veins are really bad. I just attribute it to getting older, multiple pregnancies, and I also have a lot of stairs in this house. I'm climbing them all day long!
@maof1 sorry you are so miserable.
09-14-2014 05:49 AM
edubluv So I've been paying more attention and every time I have the I can't breath feeling my tummy gets real tight. I think that must be my version of BH. Also my hip pain is back in full force. Have had this since the beginning. Ugh.

In other news my DS is leaving with his dad for a week. His finally not nursing so he gets to go to Outdoor School this year. My husband is an adult staff at a camp his bro runs. I am sad and freaking out. DS has never left me this long. I am grateful for the time to nest around the house after I get off work each day but boy, I'm going to miss him bad.
09-12-2014 03:22 PM
dmariev SPD sucks. So do Braxton hicks, though I just call them da*n contractions, 'cause they hurt like hell. The only thing that calms mine down is a magnesium supplement. And even them it's not a complete fix.

As for the SPD, nothing freaking helps. My doc is trying to get my insurance to approve physical therapy, because at this point she's not sure how much longer I should be walking around.
Big hugs to all you mamas going through pain
09-12-2014 04:44 AM
badwolf092087 Braxton hicks for me feel like a tightening pain in my stomach, worse than menstrual cramps. They get so bad that my stomach is in pain, and like fire is rushing up my spine. I blew up two heating pads so tomorrow we are getting a heating blanket. Hoping it helps.

@maof1 we can also see Maddy's kicks and punches. She's prepping herself position wise for delivery. Keeping her feet high and head low. Is your Sage doing that?
09-12-2014 04:23 AM
maof1 I'd rather deal with Braxton hicks and KILLER Heartburn than to deal with this pain. I know there's no such thing as tmi in this group but even DTD hurts unless it's 1 certain position. Lol! (That's the one part I find funny about it.)
But on the plus side... My little Sage is getting big enough that if he kicks hard enough you can actually see it through all the fat on my stomach! Yay!
09-11-2014 09:46 PM
Harmony96
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SPD is Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction. Basically where the two pubic bones meet there is cartilage. During pregnancy it is normal for it to stretch a little. However for those with SPD it stretches beyond the norm or completely ruptures in some cases. It is extremely painful. It even hurts to lift one leg to put pants on. Can't even roll over in bed without it causing severe pain. Flat out, it sucks!
Yes, it does. I'm pretty sure I had it last time, but only late in the pregnancy. I'm so sorry you've had to suffer with it for so long. s:
09-11-2014 07:30 PM
edubluv
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For me Braxton hicks feel like period cramps or contractions just not bad ones.
I'm going to pay more attention. Heartburn and back pain seem worse than any contractions I may be having.
09-11-2014 07:29 PM
edubluv
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Ugh. That sounds terrible. How'd you know you had it? I hurt in that area if I sit weird or too long. But it doesn't sound like what you are experiencing.
I've been in pain and felt like someone kicked me in the crotch with steel toe boots since I was 13weeks pregnant. At first I though it could just be round ligament pain but looked up my symptoms and found SPD. I asked my midwife about it and she confirmed it for me. The only thing, is that we don't know if mine is stretched beyond the norm or actually ruptured. Not risking my son to get an X-ray to verify which it is.

Ouchers! No fun! Sorry you have to deal with that!
09-11-2014 07:12 PM
maof1
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Ugh. That sounds terrible. How'd you know you had it? I hurt in that area if I sit weird or too long. But it doesn't sound like what you are experiencing.
I've been in pain and felt like someone kicked me in the crotch with steel toe boots since I was 13weeks pregnant. At first I though it could just be round ligament pain but looked up my symptoms and found SPD. I asked my midwife about it and she confirmed it for me. The only thing, is that we don't know if mine is stretched beyond the norm or actually ruptured. Not risking my son to get an X-ray to verify which it is.
09-11-2014 07:09 PM
apeydef For me Braxton hicks feel like period cramps or contractions just not bad ones.
09-11-2014 04:54 PM
edubluv
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My braxton hicks are still kicking my butt. This morning we discovered we have an issue with the new home's hot water heater, so I can't even soak in the tub while they're happening. Also makes taking a bath in general bad because I don't have the tolerance for cold water. So that's todays big project.

My shower is about a week away. Seems like yesterday it was just getting planned. Time sneaks up on us without fail, haha. My (biological) sister has gone baby shopping crazy. It's all items we needed, thank goodness. And I'm still in the process of painting the nursery. Once that is completed, I am done! Just get to reorganize her clothes and furniture and that is it! I ran out of paint quickly, even with two coats of primer to cover the blue walls that were in her room so tomorrow it's off to Lowes for more. As you can see, my life has been boring since the big move.
@maof1 sorry to hear about your SO's grandmother. It's good she has you for company. What's SPD? I'm not familiar with that abbreviation.
Still haven't really understood what Braxton hicks are or feel like. My tummy gets "tight" sometimes but it doesn't really feel significant to me. What has been buggin is being short of breath a lot! Ugh

Sorry about your hot water situation. It's way too hot here right now so I've been taking two showers a day to not feel sweaty. Still like having warm water tho even if I'm rinsing off after a hot day. Hope it gets fixed soon!
09-11-2014 04:49 PM
edubluv
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Originally Posted by maof1 View Post
SPD is Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction. Basically where the two pubic bones meet there is cartilage. During pregnancy it is normal for it to stretch a little. However for those with SPD it stretches beyond the norm or completely ruptures in some cases. It is extremely painful. It even hurts to lift one leg to put pants on. Can't even roll over in bed without it causing severe pain. Flat out, it sucks!
Ugh. That sounds terrible. How'd you know you had it? I hurt in that area if I sit weird or too long. But it doesn't sound like what you are experiencing.
09-11-2014 03:50 PM
maof1 SPD is Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction. Basically where the two pubic bones meet there is cartilage. During pregnancy it is normal for it to stretch a little. However for those with SPD it stretches beyond the norm or completely ruptures in some cases. It is extremely painful. It even hurts to lift one leg to put pants on. Can't even roll over in bed without it causing severe pain. Flat out, it sucks!
09-11-2014 09:17 AM
badwolf092087 My braxton hicks are still kicking my butt. This morning we discovered we have an issue with the new home's hot water heater, so I can't even soak in the tub while they're happening. Also makes taking a bath in general bad because I don't have the tolerance for cold water. So that's todays big project.

My shower is about a week away. Seems like yesterday it was just getting planned. Time sneaks up on us without fail, haha. My (biological) sister has gone baby shopping crazy. It's all items we needed, thank goodness. And I'm still in the process of painting the nursery. Once that is completed, I am done! Just get to reorganize her clothes and furniture and that is it! I ran out of paint quickly, even with two coats of primer to cover the blue walls that were in her room so tomorrow it's off to Lowes for more. As you can see, my life has been boring since the big move.
@maof1 sorry to hear about your SO's grandmother. It's good she has you for company. What's SPD? I'm not familiar with that abbreviation.
09-11-2014 06:30 AM
maof1
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Hope everyone is doing well.
How are you lady?

I'm ok. Just soooo hot and I cannot wait for our Oregon fall weather. The heat just keeps hanging on! Ugh. My classroom is unbearable. I'm also trying to get sub plans ready as well as teach and meet students on my caseload! I'm busy!!! My DS is going to Outdoor School with my husband all next week. I've never been away from him that long and it's making me sad and nervous.

36 weeks on Saturday!
How are you? Things are okay here. SO's granny fell the first of August and broke 3 ribs. Because of the pain meds she was put in the hospital because her sodium levels plummeted causing brain swelling. Her levels are stabilized now by taking sodium tablets 3 times a day. I sit with her every weekday to make sure she is okay and doesn't need anything.
I am dealing with SPD... Let's just say it sucks! Haha. Constant pain.
I feel ya on the heat though as I am in south GA. It stays hot and humid here. Lol.
I'll be 26 weeks on Sunday!
09-11-2014 05:46 AM
edubluv
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Hope everyone is doing well.
How are you lady?

I'm ok. Just soooo hot and I cannot wait for our Oregon fall weather. The heat just keeps hanging on! Ugh. My classroom is unbearable. I'm also trying to get sub plans ready as well as teach and meet students on my caseload! I'm busy!!! My DS is going to Outdoor School with my husband all next week. I've never been away from him that long and it's making me sad and nervous.

36 weeks on Saturday!
09-10-2014 08:14 PM
maof1 Hope everyone is doing well.
09-06-2014 11:52 PM
apeydef Alive congrats on your girl!! Can't believe your that far along already!!
09-06-2014 11:51 PM
apeydef
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Edubluv (can't tag on phone!) my pain is various things. The lower back is the Braxton hicks contractions. There's also the sciatic nerve issue. And the icing on the cake, my "minor" hernia which doesn't feel so minor anymore now that the belly has stretched. I'm learning to cope, even if it means several warm baths a day.

@alivewithyou yay for a girl! Congrats!

@apeydef when your kids go off to school, is it heartbreaking for you? I've seen so many people crying this past week dropping off their little ones. Just wondering if it's beyond their control, or the fact that their little one is going "on their own" for a few hours a day.
Yea it is just bc she's still so young. I cried bc I forgot to get a picture and by the time I went to get my phone out of my car and back to her class they had already started. So then I started crying and felt crappy all day lol I know people that can't wait for their kids to go back to school and I just don't understand it. Sad they can't wait to get rid if their kids.
09-06-2014 11:23 AM
badwolf092087 Edubluv (can't tag on phone!) my pain is various things. The lower back is the Braxton hicks contractions. There's also the sciatic nerve issue. And the icing on the cake, my "minor" hernia which doesn't feel so minor anymore now that the belly has stretched. I'm learning to cope, even if it means several warm baths a day.

@alivewithyou yay for a girl! Congrats!

@apeydef when your kids go off to school, is it heartbreaking for you? I've seen so many people crying this past week dropping off their little ones. Just wondering if it's beyond their control, or the fact that their little one is going "on their own" for a few hours a day.
09-06-2014 09:15 AM
alivewithyou @apeydef : I'm still following along. Been dealing with some digestive issues so pretty worn out and drained from that. I think between IBS and having my gallbladder out this pregnancy is just tipping the scale a little bit. Saw the baby a week ago and she is doing great. Found out she was a girl and I am super excited. Trying to plan a nursery in the midst of all the chaos that is my life right now lol.
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