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    Crystal, that's awesome that your DH is attacking all the to-do lists!!
    I have to say, DH has been so amazing. He's always been one to help out with things if I need it, but since he works 2 jobs, I try to make sure that when he's at home, he's getting time to relax or spend time with me. But lately (and especially now that I'm sick again), he's been taking on all the housework and getting me to just rest.

    Nicole, glad your BH's stopped!! I get something similar to what Crystal was describing, this random tightening that seems to last for about 10 minutes, no come and go' pattern.

    I had my 32 week checkup on Friday, and I have to say, as much as I like my Dr's office and love how proactive they are, I left there reallyh disappointed! I was in and out in less than 10 minutes. It was so fast, pee in a cup, get weighed, Dr measure my belly, tell me that as of 34 weeks I need to start going for weekly NST's, and then I'm out. I had almost no chance to discuss with her how I'm feeling, any questions or concerns, nothing. I've been getting sick over the past few days (first tell tale sign is my blood sugar spikes for no reason), and then all of a sudden I'm battling a bad cough. I mention this to my Dr, because 2 months ago I had a nasty bout of bronchitis, and I never felt like the chest infection was fully gone. It's a big concern for me, because I have asthma and I've had pnumonia before, and I REALLY don't want to develop it again! My Dr just tells me my chest sounds clear, and probably just picked up a bug, give it 10 days to work its way out of my system. Seriously? No other advice than just wait it out for 10 days? No suggestion on what I can do to speed it up, or make myself feel better, nothing?

    So we finally did Xmas cards yesterday, now I just need to find all our addresses and send them!! I still can't believe how fast December has been flying by!
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    Jo that sucks that you left disappointed! Sometimes my appointments have been like that and I find it frustrating. In our hospital the OB working in the Obstetrical Clinic is also the one who is on call for L&D to deliver, we've waited hours past appointment time, had a 10 minute quick check and left feeling the same way. Are you on biweekly appointments now? Hopefully you feel better soon and get a more in depth check up next time!
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    ....and this appointment was disappointing... had the most dismissive doc in the practice again today. She asks how I'm feeling, do I have any complaints/concerns then says well that's not going to get any better... or if that happens again come in and get checked out.

    Today I brought up the heartburn which has worsened she said well have you been taking tums or anything? Uhhh YEAH, actually been taking zantac since the beginning on the recommendation of one of the other docs, it no longer helps. Then she says try to avoid foods that make it worse (umm water?? food in general???) and eat smaller meals (a single bit of food triggers it so I'm not sure how much less I can eat at once)... finally she gave me a prescription (I wasn't as snotty with her as I would have loved to be, I can play nice).

    I had my whooping cough vaccine today too, she said I could get sick from it, but just take some Tylenol and I'll be fine, I told her no, I mean when I have the flu shot I get violently ill, excessive vomiting and high fever, oh well take some gravel if you need it it's safe to take when pregnant, you don't need to suffer.. Thanks I never thought to take stuff for my symptoms before

    Baby seems to be doing fine and I finally got them to send my request for the fetal echo they were supposed to have sent weeks ago. DD1's cardiologist said it should have been done by 24 weeks... fingers crossed I get that soon!
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    Sorry you guys are having rough appts!

    Got our car seat the other day, Chicco brand. We researched a lot, and really did not want to have to buy a new vehicle. So we found out what booster seats and which infant car seat would fit across the back seat of a sedan (we drive an infiniti and a cobalt, and my cobalt is VERY SMALL)... and IT FITS!!!! I am beyond happy to not buy a new car just bc we are having a third child. Eventually we will need to, but with me in school, its just a bad time to have that expense.

    All we need now is a pack n play and we are set to have a baby. We want a pack n play for the baby to sleep in for the first couple of months before we bring out the crib. Right now, the nursery is my office so we are going to have to rearrange some stuff around to make a crib fit, so the longer we can hold off on that, the better!

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    Yay for being almost ready!

    We still need a pack and play, a diaper genie, swing, high chair and a few little things. We're waiting now until after our shower before buying anything else though. If we got nothing more before she comes, we have everything we really NEED.

    Nichole we need a bigger vehicle too, we have a Nissan Versa and a GMC Sonoma, (and a Kawasaki Ninja 650 - boys and their toys..). With #2 we will be a pretty full vehicle when we travel home monthly (so DD1 can have her access visits with her bio dad), 2 kids, 2 very large dogs, 2 adults and all our stuff we need to take with us... we're already near bursting as it is. Unfortunately we still have 2 payments so a new vehicle is out of the question for now for us too.
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    funny how something so little can make you feel better...

    This may sound a little vain but I've found that just the act of putting on my make-up and doing my hair makes me feel better these days. I also made a body scrub and picked up some really good moisturizer (with cocoa butter and vitamin E) that I use on a daily basis. As a SAHM there are many days where nobody sees me all day (other than my dogs) from 8 - 3:30 and I've gotten out of the habit of showering, dressing, make up and hair. And I was feeling really frumpy and blah. Maybe it's just the act of taking care of myself but getting back into those little tings has made a world of difference in my mood lately!
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    Crystal - just the other day I was pondering that I don't think I've put on my makeup or done my hair since I started having morning sickness, which was about at week 6. I wonder what DH thinks. I used to straighten my hair fairly regularly and put on make up daily. I need to get my hair done again - it's way past time, but things keep coming up to where we don't have the money. I bet I'd feel better too, if I put the effort in, but all my effort goes into other things right now..lol
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    Jessica, I'm planning a 'splurge' day and getting my hair cut at my fave salon, I plan to dye it as well (for the first time since TTC!!) but might just do that at home to save the $$. Money gets tight here too but I have to find it soon so now's the time. My hair has been so dry this pregnancy it's insane so I need several inches cut off. I KNOW I won't manage once baby arrives lol

    Oddly I remember taking better care of myself when DD1 was little than I do now that she's 9....
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    Crystal, I always find that helps so much!! If I've been sick or been having a few 'blah' days, it's amazing how much of a mood booster a shower, shave, and doing your hair & make up can do for you!
    .....It's actually one of the things I'm a bit worried about for when the baby is here......I'm notorious for spending my weekends in my sweats - if we're not going out, I don't shower (I have long curly hair that takes forever to dry, and it's nice not running around with wet hair!), and so I have this feeling that for at least the first month or so I'll look like a creature from a horror film, only worse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jokr View Post
    Crystal, I always find that helps so much!! If I've been sick or been having a few 'blah' days, it's amazing how much of a mood booster a shower, shave, and doing your hair & make up can do for you!
    .....It's actually one of the things I'm a bit worried about for when the baby is here......I'm notorious for spending my weekends in my sweats - if we're not going out, I don't shower (I have long curly hair that takes forever to dry, and it's nice not running around with wet hair!), and so I have this feeling that for at least the first month or so I'll look like a creature from a horror film, only worse!
    You might be surprised Jo, I know the first week or so DD1 was home it was a bit of a juggle to get organized but once I did, I managed ok. Maybe I didn't wear quite as much makeup but I perfected my '2 min face' lol

    A suggestion - if it's at all possible, try to shower at night. It's much easier to have DH home so you can really have a relaxing shower and not worry about baby. I know not everyone can do that, when I was younger I had to wash my hair in the morning, every morning because of the cut I had. Once and a while (my ex wouldn't handle her for more than a few minutes so this was really a rare occasion) I even got a hot bath which made me feel so spoiled!
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