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    This hasn't been started yet, right?

    My work schedule has now been reduced from a full 5-6 days a week to a max of 3 shifts, with one second shift (7-11) and two closings (10pm-5 am). My BP is mimicking what it did with my pre-e. . .shooting down to around 70-50 consistently. . and then skyrocketing by 21 weeks. With DS, it didn't level out, after 19 weeks, my BP was never below 145/100. So I'm on pre-eclampsia watch with 2 week appts starting after my next at 20 weeks since they can safely diagnose pre-e after that. I had pre-e and bedrest with DS even though I wasn't working during his pregnancy so with my ridiculous job and coworkers, I wouldn't be surprised to see it return.

    I want to my put my notice in but I remember how miserable I was last time not working. I missed talking to people and getting out of the house for awhile. So it's a good compromise. I'm hoping to make it to Christmas working and then I'll probably put my notice in and be done with it. I probably won't go back and find something else by next summer instead. We don't NEED my job, it just makes living a little less stressful.
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    Sorry to hear that your BP is giving you trouble this early on. Hopefully it won't get too bad!

    I work a pt job and will be putting my 2 weeks in prior to my c/s....I don't need the second job, but it is nice to have a little extra money to do fun things with.
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    Taylor - I'm sorry the bp is giving you trouble. It's hard enough with your body going through all the motions of pregnancy, let alone a stressful job (and hours) on top of it. I'm glad you've got some flexibility with that despite it shorting you some cash. I was on moderate to complete bed rest from about 24 weeks on with DD and it was hard. I was working as a freelance writer so I was alone a lot as it was (made sure to get out when I could and talk to people) but being forced to stay in bed can be maddening.

    DH had to work today which we knew about in advance so it didn't bother me too much. Sometimes his 6 day weeks get under my skin because it's less time we all get together and I worry about him with the long commute and all, but of course we need the money so he won't say no unless we have things planned. I thought he'd be there for a full day but he got out early so after DD took a nap we brought her to our new town's beach/park that I hadn't been to in about 10 years. It's on a lake and the water's great. It literally felt like warm bath water and DD loved it. DH was a little liberal with letting her stand without guarding her (he didn't want to be over protective). She fell when she was about knee high and her face was underwater. I freaked and grabbed her but she was fine, just a little startled. I think she held her breath as she was breathing normally but I insisted that we hold her after that. I told him I don't feel comfortable with her supporting herself without some sort of lifejacket/floaties otherwise. She's been in the water tons just never without something on. I have birthday invites for DD's party in a couple weeks to finish up so I can mail them out. I thought I'd save myself some money and just buy cards at the store instead of doing it online and forgot how tedious it is to write out a bunch of invites. Hah!

    Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and staying cool!
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    Mia- I'm the worst birthday party mom ever. Brandon's never really had one except family wise. When we lived in Texas and Brandon turned 1, he had an Elmo party my mom threw. She's an event planner on the side (and a damn good one. I wish I'd inherited that.). I'm just so unfeminine when it comes to that stuff- I have zero style, no decorating sense, etc. I just can't do it. In the end, I just can't make myself care if my couch has throw pillows or if my bedspread matches (which it does not.).

    That's scary about the water. My DD is a total fish but there aren't public pools so Brandon doesn't really get to.
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    BTW, I felt baby girl today for the first time- on the outside. I've been feeling flutters and scratches for a few weeks now but even Jason was able to feel her today. She kicked out really strong and when I pressed my finger down on it, she moved. It was freakin AWESOME.
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    How awesome to feel your new little one on the outside! I've only felt it once or twice but last week baby had some really strong movements.

    I'm the same way with the planning. I'm okay at decorating but events just kill me. THankfully our moms are good at that stuff!

    Last night was a blast from the past. DD would not go to sleep. Since we stopped nursing 6 months ago, we read downstairs, do jammies, brush her teeth and get her lovies and go upstairs. I'll rock her for a couple minutes and she goes to sleep. Last night it was over an hour and she wouldn't let me put her down so DH tried. She'd go down for 10 minutes and get up screaming. She's had some sort of cold and her tummy's bothered her. We had to give her tylenol and then she was hungry so she ate. Eventually around 5 am we brought her into our bed (we haven't done it since we were co-sleeping when she was 7 months). She slept okay then but I hope tonight is an improvement.
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    That's awesome that you felt baby girl from the outside. I still haven't felt movement yet, but I'm getting anxious...I read my pregnancy journal from Cameron and I first felt him at like 15w4d, so I'm close!! I can't wait thought!

    Sorry that Emma had a rough night. Hopefully tonight will go better! We had quite the opposite here. Cameron fell asleep at 6 PM and slept until 8 this morning. Holy smokes!! I had to get up and check on him to make sure he was okay. He should be a happy boy today!
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    . . .we cosleep still. I HAVE to get him out of my bed and potty trained! I say he's a mama's boy but it goes the other way too. I'm super attatched and overprotective of Brandon. Jason's a lot stricter than me and we've had some nice big arguments over whether he's being too mean or I'm being too lenient. Pretty sure I'm right- he acts like my FIL and my FIL isn't allowed to babysit him alone because I don't agree with what they BOTH think earns punishment. Not every single freakin offense means he has to get spanked (not starting a debate here) or time out. Yelling and spanking doesn't even affect Brandon in any way whatsoever in what he was doing so I don't see the point. Time outs and explaining WHY he's in trouble work so much better but noooo. Jason thinks I brush everything off as "he's just learning" and for alot of things, I do. But he's TWO! He IS learning his boundaries!

    I want to get his hearing checked though. Either he's really good at selective listening or he honestly can't hear us sometimes.

    Wow, tangent much? LOL. What's everyone doing today?
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    we went and got my hubby his own dog today! shes a boxer husky mix. too cute! and little aidric has been kicking up a storm lately. i felt a really strong one that made me jump yesterday in the morning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorAna View Post
    Yelling and spanking doesn't even affect Brandon in any way whatsoever in what he was doing so I don't see the point. Time outs and explaining WHY he's in trouble work so much better but noooo. Jason thinks I brush everything off as "he's just learning" and for alot of things, I do. But he's TWO! He IS learning his boundaries!

    I want to get his hearing checked though. Either he's really good at selective listening or he honestly can't hear us sometimes.
    I totally agree with you on this. I too don't want to start a debate and am not judging anyone's parenting styles, but I knew I didn't want to use spanking and I hate if I lose my temper and snap at DD as it just confuses her. 99 % of the time when she's upset or has a tantrum, she either can't explain what she wants or doesn't understand why she can't do something. It can be hard to find a middle ground on things like that when someone has a totally opposite viewpoint. I hope the PTing and getting him in his own bed thing goes well! I've heard a lot of co-sleeping moms of toddlers have luck putting a mattress on the floor next to their bed sort of like a side car crib. Just an idea. The good thing about his age is the older he gets, the more of a "big boy" he'll want to be, which can make it easier motivation wise.

    Holly - That's awesome on the sleep! I always have to check on DD too when she pulls long sleep sessions like that.


    Mariah - Congrats on the pooch and how awesome to feel DS move more.

    We went out on the lake today in DH's fishing boat. It's just got a tiny motor that doesn't even require a fishing license but it was so nice to get out on the water. We have family who have boats of various sizes, jet skis etc but we don't always get to visit with them often in the summer so we were itching to get out. Hoping DD will sleep better tonight but she doesn't seem as bothered by her teeth.
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