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Anyone want to do a weekly chat thread? We did it on my old ddc, waaaaaaaaaaay back in the day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and it worked out great. We always started new ones on Mondays. So, this being a Monday, I was thinking about it.<br><br>
We told our families this weekend. My mother's pissed at me for not telling her sooner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> Whatever. I've got a DramaMama, and need to just let her rantings roll off my back whenever possible.<br><br>
Everyone is happy, though. My SIL is beyond happy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
How was everyone else's weekend?
 

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Sounds fun! We work at a group home and have 9 12 & 13 year old boys. This was their last weekend with us, before they start going home every weekend in preparation for the summer. So it was a loooooooong weekend but I kept reminding myself it was our LAST! I'm so glad, all the TTC made me grouchy and now that I'm feeling queasy in the mornings, it's hard to have fun with them. Anyone have fun plans for Memorial day?
 

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I'm in Canada, so this weekend is our long weekend. Today we're spending the day decluttering and packing, as we move to a new town on June 15th. New house, new baby, I suppose.<br><br>
I spotted all last week, so I thought FOR SURE I wasn't pregnant. So sure I was that I was *not* pregnant, that dh brought home some wine on Saturday night and we drank a few glasses after DD went to bed. Then we went swimming last night and we spent some time in the hot tub. After the pool we went out for sushi. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: So I pretty much got all the pregnancy no-nos out of the way, and I'm trying not to panic now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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My DH broke his leg yesterday about 10,000 feet up one of the cascade mountains. We are seeing an orthopedist today and scheduling surgery to put a pin in his leg. I feel really bad for him....he's in a lot of pain....but it's really bad timing for me too. M/S is starting to kick in for me, and I get to do everything for the next month or so until he's off crutches, like mow the lawn, take out trash, walk the dog, clean the toilets, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Not looking forward to that.<br><br>
That was our weekend.
 

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oh my gosh, Andrea, that's terrible! My DH broke his foot while I was pregnant with our daughter. It sucked. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
MamaBear, try not to worry too much. It's really early, yet, right? Think of all the women who don't know they're pregnant until later on...I'm sure the baby is fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> In fact, I know a woman personally, who didn't even know she was pregnant till she started to feel the baby move! She was a smoker, and I'm sure she had more than a few frosty beverages during the first two trimesters. And she's got a very happy, very healthy baby girl, now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How's everyone doing today?<br><br>
Is anyone here still nursing a toddler? I can hardly stand it when DD latches on now. It hurts SO much. Worse than when she was an infant. She's not ready to wean and I'd rather not force the issue, but man, does this hurt. I wonder if it will stop hurting further into the pregnancy. I keep secretly hoping that she'll wean on her own when the taste of my milk changes....but she's pretty attached to her milk. <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'm still nursing a 21 month old. But, she really only nurses once a day. Some days it's uncomfortable, but not excruciating. But, then I'm not positive I'm here to stay yet. If no red tomorrow I'll test again Thursday morning.
 

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Thanks, SharonAnne. I've got an appointment with my obgyn tomorrow morning, and I've put in a call to my old midwives' office. I really wish I could just fast forward through the first trimester, then I would feel so much better.<br><br>
Today is my first day back at work since finding out I'm pregnant. I'm a terrible secret keeper! I wonder how long I'll hold out? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I am....the pain started about a week ago, and sometimes I have to do deep breathing exercises while he latches on. But it gets better, as long as he isn't on/off/on/off/on/off. When he was a newborn, though, I had a cracked nipple, and this pain is NOTHING compared to nursing through that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I also don't think he'll self wean through this pregnancy, but you never know---7 or 8 more months is a long time in the life of a two-year-old. They change so much! Just last night I was able to reason with him for the first time about why I didn't want to nurse him to sleep, and he snuggled up next to me happily and fell asleep! Never thought I'd see the day, even though I knew I would.<br><br>
We're having a low-key day today, after a low-key day yesterday. We're just going to storytime at the library, and then to pick up a few groceries.<br><br>
I have my first MW appointment tomorrow!
 

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what did you tell him to convince him. i would love to do that. at about 24 months ds started nursing to sleep, but then not really nursing at night. recently though he has picked back up to nursing almost all night long. well he isn't so much nursing and just insisting my nipple be in his mouth. i was hoping he would go back to sleeping through the night.<br><br>
i was also hoping he would learn to just go to sleep on his own. i would like to leave him with my husband for a weekend while i go on a vacation by myself before the next baby comes. just for some me time. but i always worry he wont go to sleep and will just cry all night if im not there.
 

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He's started nursing one side, then saying "This one all gone, this one full" pointing to the other side. He'll then nurse the other side. This is all while DH is reading stories. When he's done with both sides he'll climb down to go listen to stories. When he came back to nurse again, I told him "remember, the milk was all gone from both sides. I'll make more for you while I sleep tonight." He said "I drink all milk? You make more?" and then he just snuggled down to sing to sleep. I'm not saying that he didn't still need me there to help him get to sleep, or that he would have accepted DH as a substitute, but I didn't have to nurse him to sleep which is hurting lately. I'm hoping this will happen more often as time goes on!
 

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This thread is a great idea! We are hanging in there. I am so tired but found out yesterday that I need to have my medication adjusted for my thyroid, so I'm looking forward to seeing the endo on Thursday and feeling better by Monday.<br><br>
I am still nursing dd (37m) although we night weaned when I got my BFP. We nurse during books at bedtime and then for a few minutes in the morning. She was sick with bronchitis over the weekend and I nursed her more so yesterday it was really hard.<br><br>
Otherwise, I am still feeling pukey late in the day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: and looking forward to that being over!
 

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We just found out that I was pregnant this weekend and we could not keep it in - we only told our families and they are thrilled!<br>
I'm really shocked that my OB is getting me in this Thursday for my first appt so hopefully everything will come out ok and I can tell my friends - it is SO hard to not call them and tell them the good news!
 

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I'm also nursing my 12 mo. Yesterday though, I was watching a friend's baby and nursed both of them. I felt pretty weird--pg, and nursing a 12 mo and a 10 mo. But it hasn't started to really hurt yet for me.<br><br>
This week is kinda' crazy for me, sandwiched between two out-of-town weekends. Last weekend was my cousin's wedding in Valpo and this weekend we're going to DH's family cottage with his mother and grandfather. I'm starting to ge ta bit queasy, but I hope serious m/s holds off 'til after the trip bc who wants to be sick while sharing close quarters w/ MIL and GFIL? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Good idea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm nauseous when I'm hungry but when I'm hungry, everything makes me nauseous. When I'm not hungry, I can't force myself to eat to prevent nausea because that just makes me nauseous. It is a vicious circle. There are plenty of times when I feel fine. But then I get hungry again and here comes the sick feeling. Ugh.<br><br>
I'm pretty happy to be pregnant though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> This wasn't planned at all but I'm happy anyway. I want to tell everyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> which isn't that great because I'm not telling my job until the fourth month, at least.<br><br>
Which leads me to my question. It seems that hiding one's pregnancy is out, showing it off is in. Anyone know where I can find empire waist shirts? Or another kind of flowy shirt that doensn't cling? I can wear pretty relaxed clothes to work, jeans/pants and a t-shirt are fine.
 

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Muttix, check out chadwicks.com. They have some nice Tshirt types that you can get a little larger to hide your bump <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> If I think of any other places, I'll let you know.<br><br>
Oh! Check your local thrift stores for some of those flowy, seventies style peasant blouses. The ones that recently came out tend to be tight around the middle, but the older ones were more tunic-y. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Last night, DH wasn't home and DD went to sleep around 7 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I spent the night in bed with a good book and my dog. It was great. I hope I get to re-enact it soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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Ah, thrift stores! I'll have to check a couple out today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thanks <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;">I'm also nursing my 12 mo. Yesterday though, I was watching a friend's baby and nursed both of them. I felt pretty weird--pg, and nursing a 12 mo and a 10 mo. But it hasn't started to really hurt yet for me.<br><br>
This week is kinda' crazy for me, sandwiched between two out-of-town weekends. Last weekend was my cousin's wedding in Valpo and this weekend we're going to DH's family cottage with his mother and grandfather. I'm starting to ge ta bit queasy, but I hope serious m/s holds off 'til after the trip bc who wants to be sick while sharing close quarters w/ MIL and GFIL? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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Omg! I can't believe there is someone here from my old ddc. How are you?<br><br>
dd2 seems to have lost quite a bit of interest in nursing. Seems weird since it is so early.
 
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