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ahh it's close enough, you guys don't mind if i start this a few hours early do ya?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
Just got back from a weekend at my mother's--NOT the best place for healthy eating, heh. On the way over there we stopped for Wendy's and my poor dd got food poisoning from their nasty french fries! Only the second time in her life she's ever thrown up. Yeeeaaah. And I'm the kind of person who might be sick just from <i>hearing</i> someone throw up, let alone having to haul outta bed at 3am and smell it while cleaning it up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"> So that was a rotten nite for both of us, but by dusk the nest day she was fully recovered and bouncing off the walls, or more accurately, my mother's bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Been making headway on all the babystuff-buying now that I have a bit of money...but it's kinda depressing not having DP or anyone around to really share it with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I think I've got the carseat dilemma sorted out (3 across in my tiny backseat), but it's gonna end up costing me over $100 more than I had hoped, sigh. I *know* I'll never regret buying the proper seats for my kiddos, but gah i wish they were cheaper!<br><br>
I've been thinking more on the whole UP/UC deal, and why i mentioned possibly getting cold feet about it last week. Basically it boils down to paranoia about getting harrassed by "them"--all those ppl out there who think they know better than you do about everything. I am at a place in my life where i feel kinda vulnerable anyway, and I have always loathed the idea of big brother watching me-- Well, I find myself feeling very nervous about how other ppl are gonna percieve my choices and thus my competence as a mother <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: It'd probably take up a whole 'nother thread discussing it, sigh...<br><br>
But yeah--I'm 27.5 weeks, gained 18lbs so far, BP last week was 120/76...everything is looking rosy, and I guess I'd do well to keep all that in mind <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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oh your poor DD. being sick is no fun.Neither is being pregnant and having to clean it up. my middle child and i both had some weird stomach bug this weekend. didnt last long but ugghhh gross feeling. neither of us puked though so thats good.<br>
I have been getting so dizzy lately. i feel like Im going to fall over. my vision is almsot blurred. i feel like a drank too much vodka and coffee together, if that makes any sense. I have my GD screen next week. I get to eat a meal rather than that terrible drink. *gag*<br>
we have been up in boston a lot with my 8 year old for testing because he just.wont.grow.. I just want results already. 3 more weeks to wait.I miss my feet! I am having a really hard time putting on my shoes and my pants. it is irritating.<br>
anyone else nervous about impending birth? I am really scared this time. its those last 10-15 minutes of transition Im afraid I cant handle. I know i CAN becasue I have but I am terrified already. I have like 13 weeks to go, it just seems way too fast
 

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I started posting, then my browser crashed so lost it. Darn. I hear ya on not wanting to get unwanted attention from anyone. I'm in a more "acceptable" situation and am generally not worried about that. There's really nothing they'd ever have on me at all, other than making the informed choice to do a UC. And if people really start bothering me, I'll just make my attorney dad come up and rescue me! LOL<br><br>
Since my husband hadn't mentioned anything in over a week, I asked him last night if he wanted me to talk to this doula midwife-in-training person or if he had some other ideas. He said, sure, talk to her. He hasn't been thinking about it at all, which is so totally OK with me but annoys me that I have to do work to accommodate him. Ah well. He will pay me back in foot massages...<br><br>
So sometime in the next few days, I'm going to call this doula midwife-in-training lady and feel her out. See if she's willing to come sit around while I have a baby in my bathroom. She has responded to my emails really quickly and enthusiastically, and I've heard nice things about her. I definitely want to meet her anyway.<br><br>
Had some puke here Thursday night. On the carpet of course. I did get the rest of it into bowls the other two times she puked later that night. She ate some un-heated l'il smokies and I think that must have gotten to her. EW. Her stomach's been touchy ever since, I think she got really dehydrated.<br><br>
I'm not as annoyed with being pregnant this week as I was last week. Can in utero movements get cuter? Because mine have. LOL<br><br>
Don't have any advice for the 10-15 minutes of transition worry. I'm worried about recovery and going from one kid to two. Delia's been really helpful lately, so that's nice. And also clingy, in not too bad a way.<br><br>
Hey! I got myself a garbage can for Christmas, and it's on TV! It's famous! We're watching Rules of Engagement and there it is! Woo hoo!
 

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Emily - A Garbage can for Christmas?!?! Wow, talk about an upscale gift! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Sorry about the pukies, ladies. That's so not fun. DD was sick with a cold last week that has now moved it's way into her lungs. So she's been coughing and coughing the past few days. I'm so sad for her. She's now been sick for a week and two days. Poor baby. I went to whole foods an got her some pulsatilla tablets, hopefully that will help to break all that mucus up.<br><br>
My belly is getting really big lately. And the kicks are getting harder and harder. I got a good one an hour or so ago that woke me up. Yeah, I decided at 4am that I needed to just get out of bed because I'd been laying there for at least an hour awake with the same damn song going through my head over and over and over and over... So here I sit on MDC at 5:14 am because I can't sleep. UGH!! I hate pregnancy insomnia. I've never in my life suffered from insomnia like this. It sucks.
 

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Hi Dear Ones,<br>
Things were going along just great, when I caught some weird bug yesterday and spent the night up and down from bed, throwing up, and generally feeling rotten. I caught it from my MIL- and I remember saying to Todd, geez if there is one person in this world that I am suseptable to, it's your Mama... ugh. Instant Karma! Well, I have cancelled everything and am on the mends-taking various homeopathics, GSE, good teas, elderberry tincture, and lots of rest....<br>
I don't get sick all that often, and when I do, I am a <span style="text-decoration:underline;">big baby</span>.<br>
But I think too there is a wisdom in taking a couple days and doing nothing every now and again, and I feel like I have been wanting that but not really giving it to myself, and so now my body has garaunteed that I SLOW DOWN! So, this is a good lesson for me.<br><br>
I resonate with the concern around what others will think of UC... I have needed to process that a lot throughout this pregnancy, and it has been a good process. I was concerned folks might see me as some kind of cavalier, but I feel I have mostly let that fear go.. when I need to I still just talk about it, and it always helps me get clearer- I have realized that or myself, a lot of the fear I hold doesn't even belong to me- it is like I try to "do others a favor" by holding onto some of their fear for them... I am working on stoping that behavior- it serves no one. Anyways.. a glimpse into my psyche.<br><br>
Sorry if my posts are always so long, I try to be concise, but I just write alot.. I am working on this too! My book writing continues to give lots of opportunities for this...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
All the best to everyone!
 

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We had a bit of puke here too. Not me, luckily. For us it ended up on the couch and in DDs hair. She only threw up once so I never had to deal with it in the bed. Look on the bright side, I guess.<br><br>
We've also had 7 days of snow! It has snowed all day for 7 days- with 1 day in between with bluebird skies. Its beautiful and has really only accumulated about a foot. I love it.<br><br>
I have great news- I HAVE SOLVED MY INSOMNIA PROBLEM!! I couldn't be happier bc I am actually able to fall back asleep in the middle of the night now. My secret: Cod liver oil!!! I have been taking 1 or 2 capsules right before bed (like 5 minutes) and its been a miracle. Its been a week now since I tried it. I hesitated to share my success with my DH until it had been a few nights. He wanted to know my theory about it, why I had even tried it and the truth is I started taking them right before bed so I would not have to taste the disgusting burps.<br><br>
I saw the midwife on Thursday and she thinks I am carrying a girl! And she said my DD (who the mw met for the first time at this appt) would do well at the birth. She was like a prophet or something. I was happy bc I really want DD there.
 

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Hello all! Sorry that everyone is sick again. Seems like this is such an odd winter. The Skids were sick again last week, seems never-ending with them and I think that thier diet is contributing significantly. Not much I can do about it, SD barely eats (we are watching for anorexia/bulimia.... I can see it on the horizon, if only there was some way to avoid it with once a week parenting *sigh*) and SS just eats ODD things. The other day he ate 12 perogies, then the following night he had a half a slice of home-made pizza and said he wasn't hungry. Go figure.<br><br>
Anyhow, the belly is getting bigger, so is the rest of me. I am hungry all the time and trying to eat healthy snacks. I do really well during the week, not so great on the weekend! I have a 2.5lb jar of nuts on my desk at work, and take a grapefruit, banana, yogurt and cottage cheese to work as snacks and eat a healthy lunch. Weekends are not so healthy.<br><br>
Yesterday is the first time that I've had a stranger acknowledge my belly. We went to the city council meeting <span style="font-size:xx-small;">(to have a pissing match with our neighbour over his proposed land use application. Haha, city hall berated him and told him that he was a bad neighbour and that his property was unsightly, etc. We may actually see some action now about the garbage dump that his parking lot has become. We have been suffering from garbage and rat problems due to them since the day we moved in. It was a late night, but worth the effort to finally get our point across to the city about the mess that his lot is)</span> and a woman tried to offer me her seat so I wouldn't have to stand. Very sweet of her, but made me think of whoever said they wanted a shirt that said "I'm pregnant, not crippled".
 

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I"m having a boring week here, just more of the same. I go to the midwife next week and I really wish I booked my cervical ultrasound earlier its not until the 1st of march and I'm walking around terrified right now that my cervix is short <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
These fears are mostly to do with the fact the hospital here wouldn't be able to accomadate me right now if there baby was going to be born I'd need to fly down to vancouver and the whole worrying about that and being away from my kids has me really stressed. I won't feel better until I have the ultrasound.<br><br>
On a happy note I finally decided which bed type thing I wanted for the baby I took the plunge and bought this <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300079670563&rd=1&rd=1" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0563&rd=1&rd=1</a><br><br>
I went for the bouncy type one over the other style she sells, because I'm hoping that the extra motion will work as a swing, and a bouncy chair (neither of which I have)<br><br>
I know some people don't think they are necessary but with four kids running around and summer holidays coming up I know there are going to be times I have to put the baby down and lol the floor isn't the safest place in this house <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I"m hoping to go down and visit my family for easter, but it all hinges on how I feel and results from the ultrasound
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">On a happy note I finally decided which bed type thing I wanted for the baby I took the plunge and bought this <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300079670563&rd=1&rd=1" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0563&rd=1&rd=1</a><br><br>
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The hammock looks cool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ... good luck with your ultrasound, wish it was coming sooner rather than later....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The hammock looks cool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ... good luck with your ultrasound, wish it was coming sooner rather than later....</div>
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Yeah at the time I booked it I was thinking "oh there's no way this baby will come before 30 weeks" but I keep getting these weird waves of panic and wish I had opted for the more frequent ultrasounds, but its only 2 weeks away so its not that long
 
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