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I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. I spent much of the morning all weepy and hormonal about my own mom not being around anymore (she died long, long before I ever became a mama). And then I remembered that I completely neglected to call or send anything to my step-mom and was overcome with guilt about that.<br>
But DH and DS were sweet as can be and it was a lovely relaxing day overall. I am counting down the mintes until our ultrasound at the end of the week. I am DYING to know the gender of this baby!
 

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Happy Mother's Day, everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Dh surprised me by waking me up with a video he'd made of the kids, talking into the camera about why they love me. It was awfully cute. Ds3 "I love Mommy for her feelings, and because she love me!" and Dd said she loved me because of the baby in my tummy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> For ds1, since he's non-verbal, dh did this thing of putting thoughts and words up on the screen that made ds look like the sage older brother...so sweet and funny.<br><br>
I'm cruising along here at 22.5 weeks...I'm starting to have some name doubts, and really wish I could use the name "Bronwyn"...but with the last initial M, and where we live (where BMs are commonly bowel movements), I just can't do it. Especially with the middle initial J! (BJ/BM...our daughter would hate us!) I like Anwen, but dh is doing his "that's too unusual" thing...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> 'Course, I know this is all par for the course, and our original favorite names are going to be our favorites again in a week or so. It's just funny to waiver all the time like this.<br><br>
Go figure, too. With ds3, we had a for-sure girls' name (Nora) and couldn't use it. With this one we had a for-sure boys' name (Desmond) and can't use it. Bah!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> We should have had our babies in reverse order!
 

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BLAH!<br><br>
22 weeks tomorrow and I just threw up at McDonalds.<br><br>
I did get a good conversation out of it from the cashiers LOL... both amazed that I am still getting sick at 22 weeks and both amazed that I sat down and went right back to eating!<br><br>
Well my tummy was empty, I was hungry and I didnt feel sick anymore, of course I was going to eat!
 

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Boatbaby - Sorry to hear that you had such an emotionally taxing day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It's great that your boys are so supportive though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
MP - I SO feel for you! Although I'm not sick anymore, I was sick the entire pregnancy with DS and know exactly what you are talking about. It's totally not fair though!<br><br>
AFM, I had a really nice relaxing weekend. Saturday we went to a state park and had a cookout with the family and extended family. Me and DH were able to take a really nice stroll together and just talk and enjoy each others company. Then Sunday we had another beautiful day and we went to a nearby river and had a picnic and just enjoyed the day. I was really stressed out about the baby yesterday though because she just wasn't moving around like normal. Usually she is super wiggly, especially after I eat. Yesterday though (and to a lesser extent, the day before), I barely felt her at all, just very small, light kicks and very far apart. She is still moving though, just not as much. I guess she must have just found a comfy little spot (I'm guessing it must be close to my placenta too) to stay edged in for the time being.<br><br>
I'm really looking forward to some nice weather and hopefully some long walks this week.
 

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Mae-I'm still sick too though I don't throw up. Sucks you had to throw up at Mcdonald's.<br><br>
Boatbaby-Sorry you were sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I recently lost my father and I'm sure Father's Day is going to be rough for me too.<br><br>
Redoakmomma-What an adorable gift you got! So cute. I love the name Bronwyn. Will kids really notice the initials? I guess they will.<br><br>
Marilyn-I too was a little worried about my baby not moving much this weekend. But he's back to his acrobatics today. I'm guessing this is really normal and part of the reason they don't have you do "kick counts" until much later on.<br><br>
My little girl wasn't feeling well yesterday and last night she was up every few hours crying from a sore throat. It broke my heart. Popsicles and ibuprofen seem to help. She hardly ever complains when she's sick so she must really have been hurting. Poor baby. And poor mamma lost her "day off" today when DD was supposed to be at school. Oh well.
 

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yeah I had to run for the bathroom, leaving my 4 year old sitting at the table by herself!<br><br>
I felt horrible... luckily she knows not to talk to strangers and how to get peoples attention if someone is bothering her that shouldnt be but still... I hurried up and threw up and cleaned up as fast as I could because I felt terrible leaving her out there... but I didnt even have the time to tell her to follow me before I had to run for it!
 

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Oh I forgot to mention, I broke out in hives on Saturday while we were at the park. I don't think I touched anything weird (I was being SUPER careful to stay on the path because there is a lot of poison oak there) and I don't remember eating anything new...at first I thought maybe it was heat rash but I just looked it up online and it's definitely hives.<br><br>
I get really freaked out being itchy while preggo, because I had PUPPS reaally really bad in my last pregnancy from 7 months on. It was horror of horrors. I know thats not what this is, but I'll feel a lot better when it goes away!
 

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MP- Ugh to the still getting sick. That stinks. At least you were able to eat afterwards.<br><br>
gradstudent - your poor little one. that's rough. hope she feels better soon.<br><br>
marilyn- glad you had a nice weekend, minus the hives. have they gone away?<br><br>
AFM - had a super busy productive weekend with DH. Our local farmer's market started on saturday so we hit that up bright and early and saw our CSA farmer's stand. Last summer our farmer had a son and he is so gorgeous, her DH was wearing him strapped to his front and the one was just so happy to see everyone at the market. Babies!<br>
I got a lot done on my quilt project, I think it will actually come together quite quickly. I really need to find someone who does the machine quilting to send it off to soon.<br>
DH got me the prenatal yoga dvd I had mentioned and so I am adding that into my routine and last night when DH and I were walking the dogs, I told him that with water aerobics two days a week, prenatal yoga three days a week, and the long dog walks on a daily basis, this baby better come sliding right out! (Of course I mean this jokingly and know that it will still be a lot of work)
 

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I haven't been around in pretty much forever! A bunch of overwhelming life stuff happened: DH's mom had to have hip replacement surgery and she asked us to come stay with her in North Branch, MN for a while to help her out, and we decided that if we were going to do that anyway, we might as well pack up all our stuff (in Redmond, WA) and move down to Oklahoma City, where my parents live, since DH still hasn't found a job (he got laid off right before we conceived). So we took a U-Haul down to OKC and a Greyhound up to MN.<br><br>
Now we're in Minnesota helping MIL take care of her horses and do household chores and whatnot. She's at the point now where she's pretty independent, she can take off and put on her own support stockings and get into and out of the car by herself, and even bend over to pick things up. So! Now I am back.<br><br>
As for my pregnancy: I'm listening to my hypnobabies tracks and doing my kegels every day. I'm taking that Garden of Life raw prenatal. I had an appointment with a midwife in OKC about a month ago, and I'm not going to have another one until I get back to OKC in late June. My SIL has been giving me lots of flack about the way I'm handling my pregnancy, but I'm very healthy and low risk and not terribly worried. I feel kicks every day, my tummy is growing, I feel great.<br><br>
Happy Mothers Day all! DH gave me a nice massage as a gift.<br><br>
Boatbaby, I'm sorry about your mom. I'm sure your stepmother understands that it's a difficult day for you.<br><br>
Mae, I gagged on cod liver oil and threw up in my mouth a little today, although I've done that a few times even when not pregnant, so... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Sorry for the novel, y'all!
 

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Marilyn that sucks about the mystery hives! DH had some kind of weird rash on his hands after we took the horses in the other night, I wondered if maybe they were eating something he was allergic to before they licked him a whole bunch.
 

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<span style="font-size:300%;"><b>WE GOT OUR HOUSE!</b></span><br><br>
DF paid the security deposit and everything today OMG we are so overly excited <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
The last thing we are waiting on before we can move ahead with everything is his leave being cleared... which is really bothering me it isnt yet! Its been almost two weeks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br><br>
but in any case we have the house and the park (for the wedding)<br><br>
I have my dress in my closet...<br><br>
oooooh its getting there!<br><br>
Pics:<br><a href="http://jbornc.fnismls.com/Paragon/ListingPictures/JBORNC/2/JBORNC110682.jpg" target="_blank">Outside</a><br><a href="http://jbornc.fnismls.com/Paragon/ListingPictures/JBORNC/2/JBORNC110682B.jpg" target="_blank">Living Room</a><br><a href="http://jbornc.fnismls.com/Paragon/ListingPictures/JBORNC/2/JBORNC110682C.jpg" target="_blank">Kitchen</a><br><br>
LOOOOOOOVE it <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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Happy Mother's Day all! Such busy weekends!<br><br>
MP: Congratulations on your house! It's adorable (and I am *so* envious...DH and I are stuck in our 1-bedroom apt. for the foreseeable future!)<br><br>
Chelsea: Welcome back! Glad to hear that your MIL is doing well...hope you're enjoying life back in MN.<br><br>
Marilyn: Hives are a bummer. Could it just be pollen in the air? That happens to me sometimes, but not in big batches...<br><br>
AFM: This weekend was great, b/c both DH and I decided to do a minimum amount of at-home work for our jobs and just spend time together...which, since Sunday was my birthday, was *exactly* what I wanted! (That, and a new computer, which I got at a joint birthday/mother-to-be for mother's day gift. I was really spoiled this year.)<br><br>
On Sunday we, along with my sister, went up to my parents' house, where we celebrated my birthday and mother's day with grilled pizza and ice cream cake. I don't even want to think about how much weight I may have gained this weekend! I guess it's back to healthy eating...but man, it was fun eating ice cream cake while it lasted. (And we still have a little bit left in the freezer, so I guess I'll just <i>have</i> to finish it so as not to be wasteful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">)<br><br>
Also: we saw the movie <i>Babies</i> this weekend. The babies themselves were adorable (and it made me even more excited to meet mine!), and the movie itself was quite interesting. Did anyone else see it? If so, what did you think?
 

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Chelsea - Welcome back. Hope OKC treats you guys well (when you get back there, that is)<br><br>
MP - Congrats on the house. It's super cute.<br><br>
Laurski - I totally want to see that Babies movie! We almost went this weekend but I was cranky and not in a movie mood Saturday night. Did you like it - you say it was interesting - in a good way or a eh sort of way?
 

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Louis: For the most part, interesting in a good way. It was fascinating to see the different cultural practices and norms regarding babyrearing; it was equally interesting to see how the shared milestones of each baby seemed to be hit around the same time, regardless of the babyrearing approach.<br><br>
Both DH and I wondered, however, why the director chose to juxtapose certain babies/moments at certain times; it wasn't always clear to me if he was trying to make a point, or simply show the differences between cultures. For me, at least, given how freighted people's reactions can be regarding differences in babyrearing, I wondered if it was possible to simply juxtapose certain moments without implying some sort of compare/contrast scenario (the implication, of course, being that in any sort of binary comparison, there is a "winner" and a "loser" (or a better/worse)). I don't believe that was the intent of the film, but such juxtapositions, whether done with the implicit desire to editorialize or not, seem to invite potentially judgmental reactions...which I think would be a darn shame.<br><br>
Oy. This is turning into a dissertation! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><br><br>
Short answer, it was quite enjoyable. Babies were squishable and adorable, the visuals were beautiful, and the movie was only 79 minutes...short enough to sit through with preggo-bladder! <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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MP - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> HUGE congrats to you! That house is great! I am super duper jealous (but happy for you of course lol). We are stuck in our tiny 740 sq ft apartment with no dishwasher/washer dryer etc, for another year or two while I finish up school. Mind if I live vicariously? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Seriously though, very happy for you guys. Just think - soon, you and DF will finally have your little family together in that adorable house after so long!<br><br>
Chelsea - Wow, that is a lot going on! Don't let your SIL get to you. I think it's funny how people get about prenatal visits. At this stage they generally weigh you and take your BP, talk to you for like 5 minutes and thats about it. You are feeling good, baby is growing and thats about as much information as you can expect. Glad to hear you aren't stressing about it.<br><br>
Laurski - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool"> ice cream cake is about all I can think of now, thanks :p I cannot wait to see Babies!<br><br>
My hives are still there and still itchy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I didn't really figure out what it was until today, so I haven't taken any antihistamine or anything. I'm at work and Benadryl totally knocks me out, so I don't want to take it until I go to bed tonight, I have too much to do lol. I have absolutely no clue what they are from...maybe pollen. I've gotten hives randomly in the past (I've even gotten them from stress), but never this angry of a case <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Sorry to tempt you Marilyn! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Oh, I forgot to mention--I finally had someone ask me the other day if I was pregnant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> It's a gentleman who works in my apt. building and sees me every day...so I guess he noticed that my belly kept getting bigger.<br><br>
It's nice to know that I'm at least *starting* to look preggers, and not just chubby! Grow, baby, grow!
 

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MP- I know that house! It's a good location, and close to lots of stuff...shopping for you, work for him. The road is busy at rush hour, but everything around here is busy at rush hour. I've passed it a hundred times. Huh. The world is so small. Anyway, ENJOY!<br><br>
RedOakMama-We're doing the name thing, too. I had a girl name I really liked, but it's now pretty popular, and dh never liked the middle name. So, I guess it had better be a boy. But, this is dh's name. I like it, too, and I think years ago, I may have even suggested it, actually. Anyway, this is the one he loves now, but I don't feel like it fits in with our other kids. I need to have 2 syllables. The first name is 3, and the nickname is only 1. I dunno. I'll get used to it, I guess. I'd really like Rufus...but if we get a puppy from our new landlord, that name would be very fitting for a golden/black retriever mix. Imagine the dopey, furry, slobbery dog...yeah...I'll be happy with a dog named Rufus. Anyway...I'm with you on the name thing.<br><br>
Marilyn-I got hives one time at the very end of my last pgcy. It was really strange. All the sudden I just felt sick all over. I got hot everywhere, and had to make a run for the bathroom. I was sick over and over, and the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet got really itchy. Insanely itchy. Finally, there was a bit of break in all that, and then my torso turned red and I broke out in hives. I took a shower, and by the time I got out, I felt much, much better. I felt kinda weak for about 24 hours afterwards, but other than that, there were no apparent ill effects. I still have no idea what happened, but it was sure violent when it did! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Hope yours go away soon!
 

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Oh, and I will be having ice cream with chocolate syrup and caramel syrup for my bedtime snack. I was going to do the responsible thing and have a handful of almonds, but now...ice cream it is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">MP- I know that house! It's a good location, and close to lots of stuff...shopping for you, work for him. The road is busy at rush hour, but everything around here is busy at rush hour. I've passed it a hundred times. Huh. The world is so small. Anyway, ENJOY!</div>
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You may be thinking of a house that looks similar... this ones down a cul-de-sac...Im sure we wont see many people on our road outside of the other 8 or 9 houses that live on the cul-de-sac...<br><br>
but from what I have read/heard its a really nice area... plus DF can head through the back gate to/from work which he has been told that gates not as busy as the others and its only a couple miles from the house...<br><br>
in 0 traffic, it will be a 30 minute drive from where he works on base to the house
 
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