Madison was too busy running around camp that she didn't even pay attention to our pumpkin carving. I LOVE pumpkin seeds. There is a animal sactuary near us that likes pumpkins for the critters there to eat, so last year I bought about 10 on clearance, took the guts out and then donated them. I had seeds for a while.
Jackie I just saw your fb pics. DH did a good job on the carving!
We usually do something generic on our carving. We did Mickey on one of them this year though.
After an hour and a half at emergency we get sent home after being told theres nothing wrong and he probably jarred his arm with a little boy who is still crying if I touch his arm wrong, saying 'Nonin hurt' and still not using his arm. Umm yeah I think something is wrong. I gave him some panadol but he is not even lifting a waterbottle with that arm or using it to play. If he's still the same tomorrow I will have to try and get him in to our GP, the hospital said if he is still like this in 24 hours take him back but there is no way I will wait that long. Then I still needed to make a costume for Ronin's halloween dress up day tomorrow so I just whipped up a dodgy cape so he can be a super hero.
Ethan had "nurse maid's elbow" when he was about Ronin's age. He refused to use the arm even though he wasn't crying or anything. I'd have Ronin checked out again specifically for that!
My kids hated carving the pumpkin. We got them small ones though and they loved painting them instead!
Jackie, I hope your DH makes it home in time to help you out! Toddlers don't really need to hit very many houses to have a good trick or treating experience, though. Just get him a really small bucket !
My concern is that we're going to have to walk quite a ways just for him to go up to just a few houses. On base all kids have to be accompanied by a parent when TorT. But when most guys aren't home due to work schedules (everyone who does anything with flying is on a night schedule due to it being night flying week for the base) and the moms have to be out with the kids.....who's home to hand out candy? lol. I didn't buy much knowing that with only 2 hours if TorT allowed, I won't be home to hand out candy for but an hour. I am definitely glad for the time restrictions and that kids just can't run wild though!!!
So a girl I knew from girl scouts (we're talking 6-15 for me so a long time!) is 4 days past her EDD. I've been following her pregnancy since we're due close together and her husband is military and they just moved earlier this fall (BTDT!). She's only gotten a couple of negative comments about needing to be induced. Her wall and FB statuses are full of helpful comments about being patient, it's okay to go to 42 weeks, inductions need to be saved till needed, "i've been there myself!" (from her MIL and more!), etc. Her reply to everyone today? It's rude and not encouraging hearing that it's okay to go past 40 weeks b/c she needs to have this baby now. Not like her supporters can really say much that they haven't already (there's NO medical anything going on as far as she's stated to anyone). *sigh* Feels like she's caught up in the "expiration" date that is the modern OB care standard sadly. If only everyone had so many supporters trying to encourage FTMs to wait just a bit longer!!!
Sorry, needed to rant somewhere.
Ugh, that's so annoying to hear, Jackie. We ran into some acquaintances a few months back in the grocery store--she was 39 weeks pregnant and they were both saying (with sad, stressed out faces) that she was "probably going to have to be induced" since she hadn't gone into labor yet. FTM with no medical issues at 39 weeks! WTF?! Yes, I did gently mention that 41+1 is AVERAGE, etc etc but good grief, people.
That makes sense about the TorT'ing on a base! Haha...they should do it in two sections, like everything north of such and such street goes from 5-6 and south goes from 6-7.
If she's okay with being 40+ then great for her. I don't feel any MD should push the induction if it's not needed medically.
However, if I was 41 weeks or more, and I knew without a doubt my EDD was right I'd probably be asked to be induced. It scares me to death when someone has went way past their EDD and then there is something wrong with the baby when born.
Definitely not weird for going EARLY. UGH. I've done so much reading this pregnancy including several things about calculating due dates and how the modern traditional way is usually more off than a few other methods of calculating EDD. So women's truer EDDs are usually a week later, which explains how many babies do have issues despite being (barely) "full term." As much as I feel done and that I want her in my arms after my amazing VBAC, I'm actually not comfortable with her wanting to come at 38 weeks. I'd feel much better at 39 or best yet 40 weeks.
While there are issues with BPPs and NSTs making them not the best tools of all, they are the best technological way we have currently to check up on baby. If there is a true issue, something usually shows up there (on the flip side sometimes moms who have no issues are made to believe there is an issue). If I hit 41 weeks (Wednesday before Thanksgiving), I will have one or the other, discuss my 42 week options, and then more than likely be given that extra week to wait. But if my EDD was calculated differently it would probably be a few days AFTER my current EDD of the 14th. Which is why I'm really hoping that Zoe comes at 40.5 weeks and I won't be in the hospital for Thanksgiving.
Last edited by alwayssmile; 10-30-2012 at 03:00 PM.