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william makes a great middle name for that last name!!!<br><br>
Ryan William Allen came to mind.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">We had our ultrasound last week and found out we are having a little boy. We thought we had a name all picked out, but my mother mentioned that when you put the first and last name together that it could easily be misheard and sound like "Welfare". Now kids can be cruel and it isn't a far jump to get there. So...it looks like we are now trying to find a new first name. We are keeping the names we had, but using them for a double middle name. Both names are family names to honor family members and we don't want to "lose" either one.<br><br>
So any one have any ideas what would go well with a _____ William Allan?</div>
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Whenever I am looking to stream a show I just google: watch walking dead online, or whatever it is I am looking for. <a href="http://www.watch-series.com" target="_blank">www.watch-series.com</a> usually has the best selection, at the top of the page there are various tabs, click series, then the letter it begins with. It's actually The Walking Dead, so it's under T. Then usually I click on View All Links and it expands, and I look for links from either Megavideo or loombo, they are fairly reliable.
 

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Hello to all. I haven't been on in a really long time, but I am feeling soo much better, and I'm glad everyone seems to be feeling better as well. I've been feeling baby kicking soo much, but still can't feel much from the outside yet. I'm 19 weeks and 3 days today.<br><br>
I had my ultrasound last week and it looks like another girl! Dh was hoping for a boy but he is still happy too. Got a little scare on tuesday though, the doc called me in and I knew it was about the ultrasound. She said baby has a choroid plexus cyst and there is a very small chance it could mean trisomy 18. but everything else looks good and I'm 25 so chances are it is nothing. Still can't sleep very well and a little freaked, but it sounds like baby will be fine. I had a blood test to see if I'm high risk or low risk and then I go to a specialist for another ultrasound. The chance is like .003 or something like that, but I don't like chances! i am just praying all is well.<br><br>
I hope everyone else has a good week enjoying the baby bumps and all!
 

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Quiero, I got the same call after my ultrasound, but after reading up a bit on chiroid cysts and Trisomy, Trisomy 18 is pretty much an impossibility. Don't let it freak you out. There's a bigger chance of your anxiety impacting the baby than of there being anything actually wrong!<br><br>
I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes and have spent the last two weeks learning my new diet and doing blood tests 4 times a day. I have also started having a crazy pelvic pain when I stand up and sometimes when I walk. It is especially bad when sleeping and trying to roll over. My doctor thinks it is a strain, but I am worried this is going to last... On the positive side, I have been feeling more kicks in the last few days, and baby seems to be responding to loud voices and noises now!
 

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big day today! first day volunteering at my kid's school AND i'm pulling him out early so that we can all go to my u/s appt!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> i sure hope they let kids in, he'll be really sad if he doesn't get to see. also hoping they don't spill the beans about the sex!!!
 

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I finally heard the heartbeat - this morning in bed with my fetoscope!!!!<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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We had our 20 week U/S yesterday and found out that we're having a <span>GIRL</span><br>
It was funny because neither of us had a feeling one way or the other, but we were both sort of surprised when the tech said "Girl". Everything else looks good. My placenta is anterior, which I sort of figured anyway. She was SO calm during the ultrasound, which is the polar opposite of how DS was during the U/S. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
However, as we were walking out of the office, DP's cousin called and said that our dog had run away. He's NEVER left our yard (no fence, he just stays around), but Paul says that when he opened the door, Sam just bolted out and ran into the woods. We got a call last night that someone had seen him in our sub-division (I had the HOA send an email out), and then DP saw him briefly before he ran back into the woods. UGH, I hope he turns up today. We're all upset, but DD is devestated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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had my u/s too and managed to keep it a surprise, woo! everything looked good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">We had our 20 week U/S yesterday and found out that we're having a <span>GIRL</span><br>
. UGH, I hope he turns up today. We're all upset, but DD is devestated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Yay!! and, dang that is sad. i'm sure he'll come back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I finally heard the heartbeat - this morning in bed with my fetoscope!!!!<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"></div>
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yay!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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quiero & PDX, sorry it hasn't been 100% smooth sailing, but so glad everything is working out ok.<br><br>
Yay, changingseasons, for heartbeat!<br><br>
Yay, Milosmomma, for a girl! That reminds me I need to indulge my girl I already have - I think we'll do some nail paintin' today.<br><br>
Sara, I'm so glad everything looks good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Isn't it lovely to watch?<br><br>
I've gone completely around the bend and find myself really looking forward to the new baby despite all the financial and other reasons we were done having kids. I'm pretty excited. WE're kind of superstitious, I guess, and we never really buy anything for the baby until right before it's born or right after. I just don't feel comfortable buying things, even when we had money, before I meet the baby. Is that weird? I wonder if that's because my first pregnancy ended in traumatic m/c that dragged on for months. So even though we're 21+ weeks, I tend to avert my eyes from all things baby.<br><br>
It's been SUPER hot here the last few days, and the kids and I got to go to the beach after school a couple times. I got a great workout carrying all their stuff around in the sand.<br><br>
Despite my anterior placenta, I'm feeling more and more movement. This kid is pretty strong.<br><br>
This is week 5.5 of being sick for me. I'm sure I have a sinus infection at this point, and I woke up last night with super achey aches, so I suspect this is virus #4 coming on. But at least we got to sleep in this morning! Hooray!
 

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Lyss, I'm starting to get more and more excited too. I was able to leave my job that was making me miserable and stressed, and throwing myself into being a SAHM. things are going to be tight financially for a bit, but we should be set before christmas. now I just need to get the energy to get caught up on the housework and start actually cooking again.
 

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Whew! I'm home from our trip, and so glad to be. Now I get to go back and read everyone's updates. I'm glad to see many of you are doing well and getting excited, so sorry to see some loss and illness. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I was fine on the plane ride home (I was worried because I got sick midway through the 8-hour flight to Spain), but the cab ride from the airport to our apartment made me feel gross (though I just managed to avoid throwing up). My husband went out to get me some ginger ale, which I really appreciated.<br><br>
I'll be 20 weeks along on Monday! Over the course of the last week I've pretty much "popped." I look so much bigger than I did the week before.<br><br>
My parents come to visit next weekend. I wonder if the subject of homebirth will come up, and how they'll feel about it. Some of you may remember my (very supportive and kind) mother-in-law is quite nervous about it, but trying to play it cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I think my parents will take it at least that well!<br><br>
The best part of my vacation? I took TWO baths in hotel bathtubs. We don't have a bathtub in the apartment we've lived in for the last six years, and I rarely get a chance to take one when I'm traveling, so this was so luxurious!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
SO excited and nervous (more the former than the latter) about our 20-week anatomy scan (and hopefully gender guess) on Thursday afternoon!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was fine on the plane ride home (I was worried because I got sick midway through the 8-hour flight to Spain), but the cab ride from the airport to our apartment made me feel gross (though I just managed to avoid throwing up). My husband went out to get me some ginger ale, which I really appreciated.</div>
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I tend to get pretty carsick while pregnant. the almost 7 hour drive to visit DF's family for thanksgiving may be interesting, not to mention the ferry ride (bad motion sickness the year I was pregnant with DD)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I tend to get pretty carsick while pregnant. the almost 7 hour drive to visit DF's family for thanksgiving may be interesting, not to mention the ferry ride (bad motion sickness the year I was pregnant with DD)</div>
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I was just remembering my best friend felt nauseated in a lot of cab rides during her first pregnancy...
 

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DH made a playlist for baby this week. We got a pair of headphones that fold flat at Target today and I'm playing the music against my belly for her. She has been still all day (DH says it's because she knows it's the weekend and she's taking it easy), but 5 seconds after the music went on she started kicking/moving like crazy! DH wants to know if she has rhythm or not. Anyone else playing music for babe?
 

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DD lays her head on my belly most mornings and sings the baby a song. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Does that count? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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not specifically for the baby, but we do listen to a lot of music, and the baby has responded.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">not specifically for the baby, but we do listen to a lot of music, and the baby has responded.</div>
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Same here. And if his reactions to the music are any indication, he'll be a little rock 'n' roller like the rest of his family. <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;">However, as we were walking out of the office, DP's cousin called and said that our dog had run away. He's NEVER left our yard (no fence, he just stays around), but Paul says that when he opened the door, Sam just bolted out and ran into the woods. We got a call last night that someone had seen him in our sub-division (I had the HOA send an email out), and then DP saw him briefly before he ran back into the woods. UGH, I hope he turns up today. We're all upset, but DD is devestated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Well, bad news.<br><br>
Sam (our dog) was hit by a car last night in the same area that he'd been spotted a few days ago. We happened to come up on the scene about 20 minutes later. Fortunately, the guy had stayed and had already called animal control.<br><br>
We're sad, but DP and I are at peace with it. At least we have closure and KNOW what happened. I don't know how I would have handled wondering whether he was okay and worrying that he was starving or freezing to death alone.<br><br>
We've made the decision to NOT tell the kids. They've processed the fact that Sam has run away and is not coming back. Basically, we're letting Amelia believe that Sam has decided to be a wild dog in the woods and that he's happy and free. Dishonest, yes....but right now it's all I can deal with.
 

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Oh no. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm so sorry Jessica. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I was thinking of playing music for baby, but I remember with dd it felt in my uterus for some reason, a little uncomfortable or something. But I think I may try and see if it's the same this time.<br><br>
So sorry about your dog, I know when we had our dogs put down that was upsetting enough not being pregnant and not having to deal with telling dd. Good to hear your at peace with it though.
 
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