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35-ish weeks pregnant here now, or will be at some point this week anyhow.<br><br>
Toting around a 40-lb child is NOT an easy nor comfortable thing to do right now.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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40lbs! I don't know how you do it mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I keep telling myself to appreciate this pregnancy as it'll be the last one I have without other kids to take care of at the same time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> To those of you mamas who have babies to take care of already!!!!<br><br>
I think it's getting to be the time when we're all feeling a little whiny and uncomfy... I'm about to post a kind of whiny post too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hang in there!!!
 

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stroller...<br><br>
Nuff said...please dont overexert yourself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> This is one of those times using a stroller isn't a crime...
 

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Nuff said...please dont overexert yourself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> This is one of those times using a stroller isn't a crime...</div>
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We used the stroller yesterday when we went out - but it's not really practical in a small apartment when he just needs to go to the bathroom or something. Just easier to pick him up and carry him to the bathroom than to pick him up, put him in the stroller, then pick him up and to the toilet, etc.
 

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I hear ya. I feel like I'm always saying "Mommy can't do that until after the baby comes" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But yes, sometimes it is absolutely necessary around the house.<br><br>
Whine away sister...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I hear ya. I feel like I'm always saying "Mommy can't do that until after the baby comes" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But yes, sometimes it is absolutely necessary around the house.<br><br>
Whine away sister...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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4-yr old with a broken foot. He needs the assistance.<br><br>
I just try to look at it as extra toning up before labour-day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">4-yr old with a broken foot. He needs the assistance.<br><br>
I just try to look at it as extra toning up before labour-day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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Oh gosh, I forgot about that! I saw your post in TAO the other day about Owen. Man, that really is very very sucky. I remember toting around my 2 yr old a few weeks ago when she had dental surgery and felt like crap. But for more than a day ??? YIKES!<br><br>
You need more than venting, you need a massage!
 

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Anyone willing to volunteer ?? Anyone at all ?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I hear ya. Due mid Dec and have an ALMOST two year old, who is somewhere in the ball park of 25lbs. I try not to say "after the baby" or "mommy can't do that because of the baby" or something like that. Don't want negative associations. SO I say things like "Mommy is having trouble lifting right now...so let's try holding hands and walking to the potty together..." Still have to lift her, though.<br><br>
AND SHE'S SICK and will NOT leave my side for ANYTHING...otherwise it's hysterical crying and just a total collapse. Am not sleeping much right now either. Kind of hard when I've got the baby on the inside kicking and the baby on the outside kicking the baby on the inside.<br><br>
BUT, Thank G-d I can be home with them right now! I couldn't imagine having work outside of the home on top of this...
 

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Both of my kids are really aware of how having a baby inside makes it difficult to do things, they are pretty safety-conscious around me now that I'm huge. They don't let the other one walk in front of me going downstairs, etc. and we talk a lot about me needing their help right now. So far there isn't any other way for me to explain to them that I just can't do things they want, like run, jump on the trampoline, etc. They're being great about it! But, they are also a bit older than your DC, jul511riv, so that makes a difference.
 

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My dd is 30 pounds. In the last 4 months she went from being carried all the time when we were outside to walking happily on her own. To be honest, I don't know how I achieved that... At some point she just started to enjoy walking and being more independent. I never said anything like "mommy can't lift you because there is a baby inside her tummy" because I didn't want her to have negative thought about her baby sister. Instead, I was saying, you grew up so much lately and are heavier, too, daddy is much stronger than me, daddy will gladly carry you. And she accepted daddy to carry her around if she still wants to be carried. When dh is not around, I will always pick her up if she is truly upset or if I see it important for her. I try to lift her as securely as I can.
 

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I'm exhausted so this will be short.<br><br>
We did take the kids and go up to Sick Kids today - DH took a day off work (this will be unpaid, and that is going to HURT). It wasn't fast, but they treated us and Boo very well.<br><br>
He had another set of X-Rays, and they didn't put him into a cast - say that only ortho's can do that - but into a MUCH better fitting splint.<br><br>
They actually had difficulty getting the original splint off, it was on so horribly, his ankle was twisted and his two smallest toes were sandwhiched.<br><br>
He's in a LOT of pain tonight - they put his foot much closer to not only straight, but also closer to a good angle (not 90 degrees, but a lot closer).<br><br>
We got lost coming out of the city though - Bloor was closed, and we got all turned around - it took us forever.<br><br>
It's good to be home.<br><br>
We'll still have to follow up with the ortho locally, they don't refer to the Sick Kids ortho's for fractures this minor (and that I have no problem with - it's a minor "buckle" fracture - I just knew the splint was horrible).<br><br>
Ugh.<br><br>
It's been a LONG day.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Eeek. I feel for you, mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> My guys are ok physically, so I don't have to lug them around...but having small ones right now is tough. Mine are both around 30lbs, I can't imagine lifting a 40 lber many times a day!
 
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