Leigh- have you had an IUD before? I'm going with the copper IUD after this LO and I've never had one before. I CANNOT do hormonal birth control. Thanks for the clothing offer. If I get desperate I'll hit you up. And I will definitely come to the Mom & Baby group!
Speaking of maternity clothes. I totally got bleach spots on one of the shirts I bought yesterday! I was hurriedly bleaching culture flasks while chatting with a labmate and splashed dilute bleach all over my shirt . I was so angry I could have cried! The shirt fit my belly so well . I'm going to try and salvage it by dunking the whole thing in bleach. It'll either wreck it more or I'll have a pink shirt instead of a purple one. Why wasn't I wearing a lab coat? Oh yeah, they don't fit! Waaaarrrgh!
I am glad that you had a great appt! That is really too bad about your shirt, I really hope that bleaching the whole thing works.
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Oh no, bleach on a precious maternity shirt, bummer!! Hope the bleaching works...
I have never had an IUD before (they're really best after you've had a baby and things are a little more stretched out in there, I gather) but so far so good. I really struggled with the choice but finally got the Mirena...I took progesterone to get my pregnancy to stick and had no ill effects so I figured it would probably work ok for me. We'll see! The copper IUD would definitely be my next choice if this one has any long term ill effects. So far I have had a little spotting but not much--it's only been 24 hours and I already seem to be pretty much over that. The insertion was kinda painful but not all that big a deal (not after having a baby! I used my relaxation techniques and it was really just a little uncomfortable more than anything). I do get migraines with my period, though, and something about the insertion process and/or new hormones set one off, argh Got rid of it by this morning, though, so hopefully that was that. I love not having to worry about this again for another five years!!
Izzy didn't get home from his lab until 2am last night! He's been working on a huge grant proposal and a large portion of it was due today. He rode his bike home and I was quite worried about him. Poor thing was a zombie this morning but he's been in a really good mood since he's getting to do what he loves. He's even doing the dishes right now without the tiniest bit of grumbling!
I had to park really far from my building today (literally about a mile). Stupid undergrads taking up all the good parking spots. Ah well, the walk was nice this morning. I was on my feet for most of the day and my dogs were barking come quitting time. I felt zero guilt asking Izzy to pull the car around and pick me up!
Loads of BH today. Baby's squirming up a storm. We love watching her craziness!!
Bummer about the shirt. Hope bleaching it all can save it just in a new color. Your poor DH working so late. Get off your feet tonight after being up and around so much today!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Super bummer about the bleach spots (and parking spot hogs). Have fun during these last few weeks with the baby movements, though. There's just nothing quite like it
I really think pregnant women should get to park in handicap spots. At least for the 36+ portion. There was a while there before I started going to a chiro that I literally could barely walk! Glad at least you don't seem to be any worse the wear for the hike...although if you're having tons of BH, an evening with your feet up would definitely not be amiss
Aw, you're making me miss crazy belly antics. The coolest part is, once she's here, you'll feel the shape of a little foot or elbow or whatever and recognize it! I definitely knew these pointy little heels...
Glad your DH is happy and loving what he does in spite of the insane hours. That's a gift!
Where I was going to college it seemed like the grad students had all the great parking. The teachers got prime lots, then the grad students, then us poor undergrads got whatever was left I remember hiking quite some distance in the snow. I started getting really early classes cause most of the undergrads weren't there that early and I could get the best undergrad parking.
Hope you get to take it easy tonight. I've had a bunch of BH's today but I know I was on my feet a lot. Housework is evil! DH is gonna have to take over a lot of it again.
I would've been soooo worried about DH out on a bike at that hour. Glad he made it home okay. He sounds so wonderful!!
I've put some thought into how I might go about getting a handicap placard!
If I paid for parking I'd have more to complain about. I think grad students and staff have priority over undergrads when it comes to paid parking. I usually ride my bike to campus and have never needed a parking pass. Since parking is only bad during the semester and I'll only be driving in for another three weeks there's no point in paying the ridiculous rate for the full semester.
I had a bunch of BH last night while we were watching a movie (Shutter Island- it was pretty good!). I timed them for about an hour and a half. They were 5-10 minutes apart and were lasting about a minute a piece. They petered out around the time I went to sleep. This has more or less been the pattern for the past week.
At around 4:30 today, I was at work and I suddenly got pretty nauseous. Curled up in the passenger seat on the ride home, I had a few pretty crampy contrax. I took the opportunity to practice my Hypnobirthing breathing and tried a quick relaxation technique (the compartmentalized relaxation of the body while counting down 5-4-3-2-1). Before I knew it we were home and Izzy thought I'd been sleeping.
I set up my diaper service today! I get my first delivery of prefolds on the 27th and pick ups start after baby comes. We're going to use the service for the first month or so and then invest in our own stash. I still need to buy a few more covers. I want to try out a few different brands and see what works. I have one Thirsties X-small so far. A bunch of you ladies CD, what brands do you like?