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I didn't see a new weekly thread, so I thought I'd start one to say: I HATE ROADRUNNER!<br><br>
We had DSL in our old house and decided to ditch it because we don't need to pay for a home phone we never use (DSL comes through the phone line). Well let me just say that it may be worth it because this Roadrunner is BS. It takes anywhere from 10-45 seconds for a normal page to load (including MDC, which makes it really frustrating to try to catch up with y'all!). I don't know if anything can be done, but I'm waiting for them to call me back so they can trouble-shoot it.<br><br>
Anyway, other than that, the new house is *totally wonderful*!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> We spent our first night here Friday, and I woke up on Saturday feeling giddy with happiness. I love it! The move was a bitch, but I definitely feel it was worth it. We're totally out of the other house now, so I can spend the rest of the week unpacking everything and getting us settled into the new house. This weekend we're going to have a little cook-out with friends (including my friend's sister, who is loaning me all of her maternity clothes - yay!). So overall it was definitely the right decision.<br><br>
So now I'm out of school, moved in, and pretty much free to enjoy this pregnancy, our new town, and summer. Life is good! <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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Glad to hear the move went well, Amy!<br><br>
I am pretty good this week. I have lots of energy and other than the fact that I am perpetually ravenously hungry and waking up at 5:30 am for no reason at all, I'd hardly know that I'm pregnant.<br><br>
I'm a bit stressed because I'm about to start going through all the maternity leave stuff here at work, but I really need to know what is going on so I can make my plans and figure out how much money we need to save.<br><br>
There is also some weird stuff going on with DH's family which is way too stressful for anyone to need to deal with, let along a pregnant woman!<br><br>
And I'm going to see the Star Wars movie on Sunday afternoon with DH and I'm totally psyched!
 

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I'm feeling good, too. I'm at the point where I'm feeling so snacky all the time though that I'm really having to make sure I'm eating well - somehow I just never think to snack on lettuce leaves or lentils!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> When I actually take the time to write down what I'm eating I do a lot better. I'm also still keeping up with exercising at least three or four times a week and we've been going on hikes every weekend - so this is probably my healthiest pregnancy of all, which puts me in a great mood.<br><br>
We don't have extra money that I want to spend on maternity clothes that would only fit me for a month or so, and the pickings at the thrift store are slim, so I'm trying to be creative. I'm 16 weeks now (yay!) and I'm still kind of in-between as far as clothes go. I can fit in to all of my pants, but not many of my shirts. My 5yr-old dd has loaned me one of her knit tank dresses and it makes a perfect length shirt! Also, I've been sewing myself some tops and the last one turned out really cute. I made it with a three different vintage fabrics I happened to have and it only took me a couple days to make. Now that I have a template I think I'll make a few more in other colors. (I'll try and remember to post a picture of it later today.)
 

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Amy, I will think of your post-move bliss as I pack my boxes -- at this point I need the encouragement of knowing at least one other pregnant lady relocated successfully and managed to maintain a positive attitude! I'm in the overwhelmed, I-can't-envison-this-ever-happening phase -- it was all I could do to get ONE box packed and the electricity transfered today!<br><br>
I had a midwife appointment yesterday that went well. I had a pap smear -- at my house. I laid back at an angle on the day bed with one foot propped on a desk and the other close to my butt on the bed with my m/w kneeling on the floor wearing one of those spelunker head lamps to peer into my vagina. Luckily my midwife and birth attendant are both good friends with great senses of humor -- I managed to stay totally relaxed and laughing most of the visit.
 

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BTE, honey, I totally understand! I was packing right up until the last minute, and every day I would think, "I'm never going to get this done!" It was stressful and exhausting. But you know, when it came to the actual moving day, I just pushed through. I guess it was adrenaline or something (I was definitely happy to be getting out of our previous house) but I didn't actually feel exhausted until the end of each day. I really surprised myself. And DH was really good about making sure I would sit down and take breaks frequently and not do anything too strenuous. We had 3 guys help, so that was really wonderful and made everything go quickly and smoothly.<br><br>
You can definitely do it, and you will feel so good when it's all DONE!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Add me to the list of moving-while-pregnant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Hopefully the last week of May. I think the timing is actually good since I'm starting to get some energy back and generally feeling pretty good. Yesterday, I packed up 4 big boxes of clothes to donate (stuff I haven't worn in years and will probably never fit into again!) and organized a bunch of files and paperwork. So, haven't started the real packing yet, but just trying to get somewhat organized before we do.<br><br>
Otherwise, I'm feeling great! Bought some newborn cloth dipes this week. Love seeing that teeny tiny fluff! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Hope all the November mamas have a great week!
 

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Amy, yay yay and yay about the move! It's great that you're getting it over with now! I hope you love the new house. We moved when I was 5 mos. last time- I felt bad I couldn't do much to help but some cleaning.<br><br>
Life is totally nuts here. My grandfather passed away last night- it was expected, but you still never know exactly when you'll get that call. So in the midst of making arrangements to go see my family, take off work, etc. And my dh's family is supposed to be coming to see us for the weekend- we haven't seen them in 10 yrs and I have no idea what to expect! And there's tons of other things going on including very busy times for both dh and I at work- NO IDEA how we're going to get the house ready for guests, go to a funeral 3 hrs away, entertain houseguests and show them around town, and do all our work and all this other stuff all within a few days!<br><br>
Other than that, slowly telling people about the pregnancy. It's getting a little easier. I had totally psyched myself up to tell my boss today, since I had to tell her I'll be off for a few days anyway, and she wasn't in today!
 

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Wow, all of this moving makes me sort of envious. Don't get me wrong, I've moved more than my fair share and when DH and I moved into this house - a family home we can stay in as long as we want, we decided not to move again until we buy our first home. But there is always such possibility with a move! Starting fresh and doing things right. Especially being pregnant I feel that way. Sort of like I would like to wipe our house clean and start again. But I do have immense sympathy for you mommas having to pack and haul when I know you must be so tired and sick - my heart goes out to you all.<br><br>
I am having a slightly better week - feeling a little better. I've discovered though that if I let my stomach get entirely empty and then eat on top of that I will throw up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
My MIL is hounding me to come looking for curtain fabric and so forth to decorate the nursery. We've told her we're co-sleeping and that the nursery will just be a place to house baby clothes and a rocking chair, maybe a changing table, but she does not seem to believe me.<br><br>
How are the rest of you doing with parental pressure?<br><br>
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i try not to let my belly get too empty because i start feeling pretty woozy if i do.<br><br>
ive been exhausted this week.. i keep thinking im 14 weeks now. shouldnt i be jumping with energy? but im not quite there yet. im going to start going to prenatal yoga classes.. there is a place near where i live that gives free classes to low income woman (i am definitly one of those by societies standards, though i feel rich <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> ) so im excited about that. its at a place called the laughing buddha and the teachers are supposed to be wonderful. so im really looking forward to getting stretched out. im noticing aches and pains in places i forgot i had..<br><br>
my son went for a sleep over at his gramas last night so i stayed up late reading and im having a leisurly morning. my dog wont go for walks in the rain so i dont even have to go out!<br><br>
good luck to you moving mommas.. it really is worth it once you get "home"
 

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I definitely have to eat on schedule, too. But I can't eat lots at one time or I'll feel sick. But can't go too long between meals, either. It's a delicate balance! :LOL<br><br>
As for parental pressure....mine is more parental-in-law pressure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> . I just need to learn to keep my mouth shut around my MIL. She already thinks I'm a freak for cloth diapering. Last time we talked, I made the mistake of saying we needed to get rid of our featherbed (no soft bedding for co-sleeping) and she started in on the whole "You-don't-want-to-start-that (co-sleeping)" tirade.<br><br>
The thing is, I really do adore my in-laws. They just are very opionated and like to be right. :LOL I think part of the problem is, they've known me since I was 17 and sometimes still treat me like I am.<br><br>
This is part of the reason I'm glad we're moving 30 minutes away!
 

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This week just flew by for me. My mom and I took a trip to her vacation house in Oregon. On the way there I started coming down with a cold. I still have it. Ugh! Stuffy nose, clogged ears, and a sore throat. So much for our mother/daughter time. I was miserable the whole time. I was glad that she was around to watch DD though. I got a few good naps in and that helped. Now DD is sick. Poor baby. I am glad to be home and feeling a little better. I am glad that I don't have to move like some of you mamas. DH and I bought a 4 BR home in suburbia right accross the street from an elementry school and a park a year before we had DD. We were lucky that we got it when we did because there is no way we would be able to afford the prices now.
 

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Last week I spent a few days with my MIL while my dh was out of town for work. We are closer than I am with my own mom and I truly appreciate her. But, the visit was stressful b/c her life is so crazy busy right now. Argh. She is super supportive of the HB, co-sleeping, CD, etc...at least.<br><br>
Part of me is so glad to be back in my own house (privacy was lackin' with the MIL) with my own food! I am just such a picky eater these days. Speaking of moving, dh and I talk about it all the time b/c we live in such a psuedo-utopian suburban 'hood. Working with homeless people, I feel like I live on another planet in the evenings. It doesn't seem real some days. We are finding it hard to connect with the parental lifestyles of our neighbors now that we actually disscuss such things. But they are really kind people, at least and it's so super "safe" here. We *really* would love to build a solar house on a few wooded acres. Familiarity trumps the urgency to move. For now, we are just keeping that dream alive. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am feeling human again! This weekend, I tentatively started talking about how I was feeling better and getting over morning sickness, until I threw up on Sunday. The beginning of this week still had me gagging and retching every time I went to the bathroom. But suddenly, over the past 2 days, I can get out of the bathroom without one gag *most* of the time. :LOL And as long as I eat every couple of hours, I don't feel nauseous.<br><br>
And yesterday, after a full day at work, I did not come home and literally collapse on my bed and beg DS to play quiet games with mama. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I actually had the energy to play with him and even do the dishes before DH got home. Now I would not say that I am a bundle of energy, but its a nice change from what I have been feeling for the past 2 months.<br><br>
Maybe that fabled second trimester is really here! Now if I could just get my lazy butt to the gym....
 

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We went and saw the midwife yesterday for a check up and it ended up being a little stressful. I am 14 weeks so it should be pretty easy to hear the heart beat at this point. We talked about a few things then got the doppler out to hear the little one. After probably 10 minutes of trying to find it all over my lower abdomen we couldn't hear a thing. Once both the midwife and I thought we heard something, but it was very unclear and we couldn't get it to come back in. Thankfully the Doctor she works with has a nice new ultrasound machine. We popped across the hall and spent 5 minutes waiting for the machine to warm up while she is feeling my stomach again. She has also said by this point that I feel a little large for dates. Between feeling large and not hearing the heartbeat I am really starting to stress out at this point. Once the machine was up and running it took a few minutes to find the baby. It turns out my uterus is tilted back and lumpy (the midwife's exact words!). After we found the stinker I could see the face right away, but the machine was magnified really high so we had to work to get a good view of the heart and see it beating away. By the time we did get a view of the heart the stinker had turned around and was showing us it's butt! I was hoping for a picture, but our midwife had no clue how to print one out. Over all that ended well, but I certainly could have done without the drama. We also had a nice chat about my weight loss. It is slowing down, but I lost more weight. I ended up with a prescription for Zyrtec because I really think it is due to these allergies. It just makes my stomach upset and I can hardly think about eating. Usually they don't like using drugs like Zyrtec before 16 or 18 weeks so I might hold off for a week or 2 until I am 16 weeks to start taking it. With the weight loss issues we both thought it was an option to explore in an attempt to keep my from losing more. I don't go back to see her for 6 weeks so hopefully I will have stayed the same weight or maybe even gained a pound or 2. On June 15 I go see a specialist for my level 2 ultrasound to check out the baby's heart. Hopefully all of that will go well and the next time I see my midwife I will be half way through this!<br><br>
We are still trying to find a place to move in to and it is getting desperate as our lease is up at the end of the month. Hopefully dh will pick up a paper on the way home tonight and he can call around tomorrow as he doesn't work then. At this point it looks like we might be putting our furniture and stuff in storage and living out of a hotel for a week or 2 until we can get things arranged somewhere yuck! Hopefully things work out well, but I'm feeling kinda depressed about it right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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What an intense week! First of all, Amy, big congratulations on the movie, and BTE, my heart goes out to you with the packing. My personal vision of hell is being stuck packing for all eternity. I have nightmares about this often. Luckily, I'm sure that your packing will end, and then you'll get to the unpacking!<br><br>
I just started my new job on Monday. It's a summer intern position as a law clerk for the two litigation attorneys in an insurance company. I was very iffy on taking it, since it doesn't exactly feed my liberal principles, but I'm totally loving it! The people are *wonderful*, the work is fascinating and really challenging and I am so happy to be there. Of course, they don't know I'm pregnant and now I feel completely guilty that I haven't told them yet. I can't decide whether to spill the beans Monday, or wait another week. I'm still not showing, but who knows how long that will last?<br><br>
Other than that, DH broke my car this afternoon. It was just towed away under warranty, and I'm hoping that it will be fixable, but I'm bracing myself for that phone call tomorrow when they tell me what a hit our savings is going to take. Thank GOD I'm employed! I think the hormones are kicking up, too. I have the acne of a 14 year old, and I blew up at DH about the car far more than he deserved. Our next Midwife appointment isn't until the 6th of June, and I find that I'm really, really looking forward to it. My mom is coming to see the Birth Center and meet everyone, which is really exciting, plus I always love hearing the heartbeat!
 

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Another quiet week here. We're not moving, haven't had the car explode, no wild parties, and the only exciting thing that happened is that the tickets for the Green Day gig were delivered (Alex's first concert- he's slightly manic about it.) We're going down to my FIL's tomorrow for the day, so the boys and I are probably going to go for a good long walk somewhere- he finds them a little overwhelming sometimes.
 

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I lied, I lied, I lied <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Maude, I'm happy. Inland revenue, bless their cotton socks, just paid 800 GBP into my bank account in back-payment child tax credit. I could kiss them- well, maybe not Gordon Brown, but someone.<br>
We can EAT!!!
 

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I am so disappointed. There is no way I can afford to cloth diaper my new little one. I will barely be able to survive my maternity leave. Blah.
 

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its been a sad few days here. one of the mdc mommas in my community had her baby a few days ago and something wasnt right. he passed away last night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> a bunch of us mommas and kids got together to make a gift/food basket for the family and some gifts of love for their 6 year old son. i feel so sad and it makes me scared too.. i know these things happen, but we always think it cant happen to one of us. but it does and it makes me realise how delicate life is. it makes me want this baby to be born and in my arms.. and at this point its like i dont even care if she is born at home, which is crazy because i would have had elwynn alone at home if i couldnt find a MW... this time im feeling a bit different.. i guess the raw feelings will pass.. i didnt even really know them, but its still a shock. and she is without her sweet son who she loved and carried and nourised for 9 months.....
 

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OMG. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I know what you mean- every time I hear of a hurt child, let alone anything worse, I squeeze my two (and my bump) until their ribs squeak. I think your feelings are (without trying to discredit anything) maybe a little more instinctual because of the pregnancy? I know mine are...<br><br>
Dreams, is there any way at all of working round this? Any hope at all???
 
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