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So we're on the road, crossing the U.S. We closed on our house on July 6th and we've been driving ever since...I-40W baby...:yawning: We're now in Amarillo, TX, heading out to Albuquerque in an hour or so. Man, this part of the country is SO different than the east coast. I can't wait to get to Flagstaff AZ because we're going to stay there 2 days and see the Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert. Last time I saw those, I was 10 and my family was leaving SoCal heading for Louisiana, so it should be nice. Of course ds could care less, but when he's older, he'll get a kick out of it I'm sure. The trip has been ok, I'm just dealing with the obvious...back pain. I can't wait to get to Palo Alto at this point. After 6 days on the road, living out of a suitcase gets very old.<br>
So how's everyone else's summer going?
 

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Our summer is about to get busy. DH flies to Wisconsin to close on our house the 19th. Then we have our trailor delivered (we are doing a "U pack, we drive" thing)on the 7th. We have till the 9th to load it. Then it's off to Wisconsin. We will be in a hotel from the 9th till the 11th when dh checks out. (Military) The trailor should be ready to be delivered at our new house by the 15th. So we have till then to get from DE to WI. Plenty of time but we are going to be so freaking sick of hotels at that point. Malachi needs egg salad and banana muffins made for him a lot because it's basically all he eats. He can't eat fast food or anything because of the gluten/casein deal. I have no idea what he is going to eat between the 9th and when we can get in our house and make him some egg salad. Not looking fw to it. He is prob going to have to eat some bad things for a couple days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'm not really looking forward to driving that far when 30wks preggo. Talk about super bad positioning for baby.<br><br>
So I guess we should start decluttering and packing huh? lol<br><br>
Glad your move is going well so far. It's nice you just have one kid to travel with. We have 3 lol.
 

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I like the southwest out there - especially parts of Arizona. Of course, there is a lot of desert in between that you'll have to go through. We're doing good. My son is about to turn two next month. I'm just enjoying the last few weeks of the second trimester before the real fun begins. Hope everyone else is doing well.
 

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Wow, Travelling Family!!! I forgot this was your moving week! But it sounds like it will be filled with great memories!<br><br>
The summer is going great for us. I was home two weeks ago and enjoyed being at the family cottage for a few days. And Tom has vacation at the end of this month so we're headed back up to Barrie & the cottage on Georgian Bay in late July.<br><br>
This weekend, we're thinking of doing a quickie get-away to Vermont or New Hampshire. Considering camping but this pregnant woman is having difficulty sleeping in her own bed, let alone on a blow-up mattess....so we'll see. Other than that, things are good!
 

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I am FINALLY getting my blood sugar under control now that I have consulted with the nutritionist, and she sagrees that MY diet was fine until they started monkeying around with it. I hate testing 4X a day, but it's nice to see numbers back where they belong (75-120) rather than in the 200's! I guess this means I won't need insulin, but we shall have to see in a couple of weeks. Other than that I am tired and winded all the time a la third trimester, and I have the ECP (evil crotch pain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) common to mothers of multiples. The cure for all of this is of course delivery. i think I can endure for another 14 weeks or so. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
DH found out his company is NOT taking him back, so his furlough is over and he is officially laid off. This sucks, but at least he can focus his attention elsewhere. It seems that elsewhere is Atlanta and Northern New Jersey. I am not happy about these options. I do not think I can manage new born twins without my family, and they all live in CT, right around me. Besides, we just bought this house, and I am not feeling the moving vibe just now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Hopefully that will work out. Until then we are both out of work, and will be living off of his severence package until he gets a new job. While it is a good deal we will still need help. I am going to suck it up and call social services for info on the WIC program this week so I can get some help with groceries. We will be elligible as long as the kiddos are all under 3. (sigh) more paperwork.
 

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This has been the first month without anything seriously life-threatening to report! yay!!! I have made it through and found a new midwife who is so much more compassionate. My 1st appt with her, and she asked who I wanted at the birth, and discussed my birthing options and who does it, AND explained who does what and which tools do what and what sort of horrible circumstances you would need to have them even think about it. My other midwife didnt even notice I have only gained 2 lbs since pre-preg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Unfortunately, I am left to handle this baby situation on my own and am just realizing the full weight of that. I have no job (yet), I crashed my car today, I am about to move into a home for unwed mothers. I am not financially in the best of conditions. I am selling my computer, my desk, and am considering even selling my precious <a href="http://home.graffiti.net/kgordham/curiouseugene.jpg" target="_blank">Eugene</a> because i can't afford to feed him. Meanwhile, I haven't heard from the other 28 chromosomes in 2 months, but on <a href="http://www.myspace.com/bluebandint" target="_blank">his Myspace</a> he lists his status as "proud parent". WTF?! He can spend $400 on a new X-BOX, but can't afford $300 to get his kid a car seat??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"><br><br>
Whew, im okay now. Sorry about that.<br><br>
On a happier note, I am finally in therapy, my old boss sent someone to my house to beg me to reapply there, my car still runs (sort of), my DP is considering buying my a MacBook (even though I told him I would bite his head off if he did), the baby is moving like crazy, I am in awesome health, my older friends have been coming back in my life, and my mom is finally on my side (the rest of <a href="http://shortshit.livejournal.com/175848.html" target="_blank">my family disowned me</a> 2 weeks ago). And ummm...I think that's it?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Wow, seems some of us have big things going on!<br><br>
I have been feeling much better these days. I've gone 3 days without needing papaya enzymes for heartburn! I am thrilled. I really loathe heartburn!<br><br>
I am taking a trip up north to go to a friend's wedding and planning on stopping to see one of my fellow due date club members along the way! How exciting!<br><br>
Dh is flying up to meet me and then has a week off, so we can bum around New England for a few days and have fun!
 

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I'm officially in 3rd trimester, how did it go so fast already. I had a mw appt yesterday, everything looks great. Waiting for my nesting to kick in, just don't have much motivation for organizing anything yet. Just trying to kick back and enjoy the summer. My 11 month old just cut her 2 uppers/2 lowers and we've had some agonizing nursing moments lately as she was testing out her bite on me.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave">: I'm doing pretty good. I've got the horrible crotch pain, but other than that, all is well. I still feel fabulous. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I've still <i>only</i> gained 35 pounds though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I just cannot seem to gain weight. I'm eating so much food and I'm just not gaining. I'm 25 1/2 weeks right now.<br><br>
We just bought a mini-van yesterday so I am now a mini-van mom. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Never thought that I'd say that. We've got almost everything bought for the kiddos. Pretty much all we need are the carseats. Everything else is little stuff that I'll buy off and on before and after they're born.<br><br>
My family keeps saying they're going to throw me a baby shower, but I have yet to see a date scheduled. I keep telling them I don't have that much time left, but I think they just aren't listening. I don't have any interest in having to go somewhere for a party when I'm huge and uncomfortable. I want to do it soon when I am still willing to waltz around everywhere. Plus, I don't want to wait to the last minute to find out my family didn't buy any carseats like they say they're going to.<br><br>
I'm getting my maternity photos taken at the end of August. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I'm excited, but not excited about the price. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I can't believe how much it costs to get professional photos. I'm even getting a good deal too! *sigh* It will be worth it in the end though. I regret not getting any taken with dd.
 

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We're doing well and also just moved. Colorado to Boston about 2100 miles and 40 hours straight in the car. 3 kids, one pregnant woman.<br><br>
It sucked. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Happy to be in the third trimester, can't wait to meet this baby!
 

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well...this past sunday, my dp started working third shift (i work first)....its been really weird adjusting to his new schedule....i enjoy having him home at night and getting to see him before i leave for work in the morning, but its so weird sleeping in the bed alone....he claims i'm going to get used to it, and not like it when i do have to sleep in the same bed with him....i don't think so.....i still find myself sleeping in the same little spot that i slept in when he was sleeping with me in the bed....<br><br>
other than that....i've been trying to keep cool despite the heat<br><br>
i've also been enjoying some of the fresh veggies out of my mom's garden...so far its only been lettuce and radishes and a few kohlrabis (OOOO...and some raspberries) but fresh produce from the garden is SOOOOO good.....<br><br>
so...that's me....
 

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28 weeks!!!<br><br><br>
Feeling heavy (although I have only gained 17 lbs thus far). Went to the MW on Tuesday and all is fine. It is a really really nice feeling to hear that. My pregnancy with dd was very hard and ugly so this time around I must admit that I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop often. I need to take a breath and enjoy this while it lasts.<br><br>
We go camping in a week and I am looking forward to some time away with the world's best husband and daughter. We found a place that is fairly tree covered and near the river so it should be cool(ish).
 

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kudos to those of y'all making the big moves! it would be tough for me to do right now.<br><br>
life for me is going really well. dh and i have been working on the nursery and have it all painted. i got a rug and a lamp in yesterday, and things are really starting to look cute.<br><br>
i have been slacking on my walking a little because it's so darn hot in atlanta. yesterday i had another appointment with the CNM and all is looking good. got to hear my boy's heart beat, and we talked a lot about the option of having a waterbirth, which i really think i want to try. so, they are going to set me up with one of the rooms with the birthing tubs!!<br><br>
so far i've gained 16 pounds, and i measured 29 cm, and i'm in my 27th week. i cannot believe the 3rd trimester is upon us. where has the time gone?<br><br>
besides that we keep trucking along with our bradley classes, i've scheduled us for a baby cpr class, and i found a pediatrician. i'm just trying to cross things off of my to do list at this point!
 

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Crazy hunh? Feels like just yesterday I was puking my guts out...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I can't believe so many of us are doing such big moves during prime nesting time...it's hard...glad to hear many of us are doing great though!<br><br>
Well, we're heading out to Flagstaff soon (5 hours and 15 minutes from Albuquerque, not counting breaks)! I slept horribly last night and my entire body aches (wah, I miss my bed...)
 

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We're doing ok here<br>
Elora is still holding steady, no huge issues have come up<br>
I had a follow up with my OB today, and I'm doing ok, my BP is going back down, yay!
 

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My hats off to you moms who can handle moving at this stage! We're in the midst of painting the babe's room. Hoping to finish this weekend. I'm in the process of finding people to replace me at work for three months, which I'm trying not to be stressed about. My older sister is angry at me for being pregnant to the point of not speaking to me, which I'm trying not to dwell on, though it's difficult. But other than that I'm enjoying the constant kicks and slowly organizing the house!
 

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Why is this your responsibility?
 

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I just realized that my question might have sounded snarky. I didn't mean it like that!!! I just think that it's your employer's responsibility to replace you. You don't need that stress!
 

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Wow, we are inching towards the third trimester, aren't we?!? Yeay! Who'd have thought all these weeks would've flown by so quickly, and here I am at 25 weeks.<br>
I've been feeling great this whole pregnancy, which has been a delight and a shock.<br>
I had an OB appointment yesterday, and she took me off my BO med (Aldomet) which I've been on since October. Two weeks ago, we decreased it drastically, and yesterday we decided to stop it all together. Yippee! I've also decreased my thyroid med from 6 pills a day to 3 pills a day, so I'd say being pregnant has been quite good for my health. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My blood sugars are also looking good, so we don't have to plan for any other interventions in that area for a while. I still have to go for the monthly ultrasound appointments, but, with all my issues, it eases my paranoia to know that I am being so closely monitored. Now, to ease the fears about the single umbilical artery, which I think I'm stressing out more about than my OB and my peri...but knowing that it can lead to growth issues (with the GD that can make big babies and the SUA that can cause small babies, I'm doubly confused and stressed...) and defects (which they haven't really seen any yet) just helps to make me a bit of a nervous momma.<br>
Baby moves like crazy, when I sit still long enough, which is not often at all with chasing my 3 1/2 year old DS all day!!<br>
And, I've managed to lose/gain weight to the point that I'm right where I started at (or what I weighed when I started seeing this DR at 9 weeks), but that was way more than I'd like to weigh anyway.<br>
Oh, does anyone have the numbness in the hips? If I lay on one side, the other side goes to sleep...does that make sense? And, gosh, those awful leg cramps!!!
 

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Karen,<br><br>
My husband and I run a business, so I am my own employer and unfortunately it is my responsibility! But I do have help in the venture. It's just a little nervewracking!
 
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