Wish I could bring good news to the forums, but Natalie was sick this morning, she threw up twice, since then I've been giving her liquids and bland foods, and so far so good. *knocks on wood*
Man, lots of sick babies! I have to say, I've (so far) never dealt with more than an obnoxious cold with Owen. I really dread the day I'll have to deal with puke!
Amanda - I hope Natalie is feeling better soon!
Mary - I hope Sean is finally on the mend! That totally stinks the stomach bug hit the whole family! I've had the stomach flu twice in my life, and I hope to never again! It's awful!
Lauren - So glad your results came back clean! Yay for TTC soon! That is super exciting! We need another baby on this board! So far, I think I'm the last one due, and I'm only halfway through the year! I hope Xander's speech thing turns out to be nothing! I think sometimes some kids just have a harder time with pronunciation, but it never ever hurts to get checked. Owen is super hard to understand, too, and I may mention it at his two year check next month.
Katie - I'm glad Rory was feeling better for you!
Virginia - Super cute pics! I can't believe how big Oliver is getting!
AFM - I know a few have asked, yes we're finding out the gender, and no I haven't had my stupid u/s yet! Boo. It's kind of annoying, actually. In short, I had an appointment last week (16 week appt) where the (a-hole) doctor told me, a.) I don't need my cervical length checked by u/s for preterm risks because I don't have an incompetent cervix (everything I have read/researched says checking your cervical length by u/s between weeks 14-24 is the most accurate way of determining whether or not you're at risk for possible preterm labor... ANY type of preterm labor, not just incompetent cervix), and b.) they'll "see" about scheduling me an u/s at my next appointment. WHAT? No, no, no. You WILL schedule me an u/s! Apparently my office now doesn't schedule standard 20 week u/s anymore. Is that stupid, or what? So anyhow, long story short, I don't go back until Feb. 10th for my 20 week appointment (even though I'll be 21w1d) because all my paperwork still has my June 23rd EDD on it! They told me they changed it to June 21st, but all my paperwork is June 23rd, so they are scheduling me based off that date. And no one is allowed to change it but a doctor! Grr. As you can assume, I was steaming at this point. It wasn't the poor check out lady's fault, but I was irritated. I know the 21st and 23rd aren't far apart, but with the June 23rd EDD, my weeks change on a Saturday, which means waiting until the following week for an appointment, blah blah blah. Anyhow, I'm a week behind and it annoys me because I WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT THE SEX IS! Haha.
Anyhow, if you made it this far, I go back the 10th for my 20 week appointment, then they order the u/s and I'll most likely go in the 13th. So, yes, I have to wait until practically Valentine's Day (I'll be 21w4d!) to find out the gender. It's KILLING me!!!!
ETA: Everyone says they "feel" girl this time, but I think they say that because I have a boy. Me, I have no feeling one way or another!
Jen - Sorry your doctor is being a bit of a Jerk about your appointment dates and U/S, why on earth would they not schedule the 20 week one? In Canada the 20 week is the only government paid one in healthy pregnancies (you get more if there are health problems or if you pay out of pocket). The wait will be well worth it, I could have paid out of pocket here to find out the gender early but waited for the free scan at just under 20 weeks, was glad I did.
I lucked out with Natalie, she was only ill twice yesterday morning so I am thinking it may have been something she ate the day before.
I am struggling with Dana when it comes to food, she's really picky about food, and doesn't eat a proper lunch (even though she makes it) then goes and eats stuff like cookies at night and hides un-packaged junk food in her room/bathroom (which is just plain gross). I need to get it across to her that she has to start eating healthier foods and she can't be hiding junk, but I really don't know how. I have no issues with her having a bed time snack if it's healthy and I know about it but the fact that she's eating junk food and hiding it is what ticks me off.
I wish I could say we were all on the mend here but Rory's nose is still running which makes for a somewhat crabby baby. He just isn't sleeping well, which I can understand I don't either with a runny nose but it was like he set an alarm clock for every 2 hours last night, 12, 2, 4, 6 up for the day around 7:30 w/Evan.
Jen that seems really odd - the 20 wk one is the only one my doc really does he lets you opt in or out of 12 week. I hope you get it figured out!
Mary - I hope everyone is feeling better!
Well I'm trying to be a bit productive today and do some cleaning. So off to that!
Jen - No 20-wk u/s? Is your doctor on crack? Grrr! That's nuts...
Amanda - Good luck with the food thing. Are you strict about junk food? Maybe that's why she feels the need to hide it..? Who knows. Girls that age are weird with food, it seems. Sorry Natalie has been sick... What is with these kids?
Katie - Sorry for the crabby little man. I wish all these babies could get well already!
AFM - DH said Sean still had quite a lot of diarrhea today. Still no vomiting... Not sure if that's because he's on the mend or because zofran is a miracle drug (love it!), but I'll take it either way. I wish he'd get over the diarrhea already, because his poor little bum is getting quite rashy. Not to mention, I'm just done with him being sick and I worry about dehydration and all that.
As for Calvin, he's doing well... Walking all over the place!
Lauren - awesome news! I can't wait to see a BFP from you! GL with the speech.
Jen - what a late u/s! Those last few weeks waiting for it are always so tough, switching between picturing a baby boy and a baby girl.
Amanda - I was always terrible about junk food as a teenage and I turned out okay. Good luck.
Mary - ha. ha. No, no news of that sort coming from me anytime soon if I get my way. My body was gearing up to O, but it seems to be fizzling out again. Right now I think I'd like to make it through 2012 without getting pregnant.
katie - I hope rory feels better soon! I'm up a couple times a night with Oliver again. He's back in our room so he can mooch off our humidifier. He needs to move out, but I'm not sure he'd sleep any better in with the other boys and we don't really have any other place to put him. We might end up having to move at the end of the summer (again) to get more room for him. ugh.
AFM: I have to add to the sick kid news. Raymond was throwing up yesterday. What has gotten into these kids? He seems better and nobody else has it yet, so hopefully it'll stay that way!
Mary - Hope the worst is past and Sean's all better now!
Virginia - ugh I hope you don't have 3 sick boys! I read a funny blog the other day from a mom of 9 and she was talking about stomach flu with 9 kids it sounded awful but was hilarious
Lauren - I don't think I mentioned it but YAY for a good test and for TTC! Can't wait to see a BFP!
I think everyone is on the mend here. After 2 horrible nights with Rory he went back to normal. The last 2 nights he was up his normal 2-3 times which I can live with. And this morning when he wanted to be up at 6 dH took him and I slept from 6-9 w/o a monitor or a baby. It was wonderful! I wish I could get him to do a second 4 hour stretch, he does one at first from 9-1 (somtimes even 2) but from there he'll only go 2 hours.
evan needs a haircut today....that's my Sunday excitement LOL
Katie - Glad you got some decent sleep. Does Evan do okay with haircuts? Sean HATES it.
Virginia - I'm going to try to NOT get pregnant this year too, hahaha. We're very determined to sell this house and get out of this area. I have a school district picked out, it's right smack dab in between my parents and the IL's, it's more rural which is how DH and I both grew up, and what we're learning that we prefer. But... It's going to be a lot of work to sell this place and move, etc... So it's a BAD time to try for baby #3.
Sorry Raymons is sick... I swear this stomach but is an epidemic! It's insane...
AFM - Just lounging around looking at real estate. I have an uncle who owns his own business building homes. I'd love to have him build me one, but not sure if I'd get more bang for my buck just buying one..?
I have always heard you can buy more than you can build but between the economy today (perhaps folks are more eager to offer better deals to get ppl to build?) and an uncle in the business maybe your situation would be different? Our house was a new construction when we bought it. We didn't commission it to be built but it was nice to move in to something all ours I thought.
Evan used to be good for haircuts. Today.....not so good LOL He cried and fidgeted a lot and kept saying he wanted to get down or go home. We got it done though and he doesn't look like a shaggy dog anymore
ETA: no 2012 pregnancies here either! Late 2013 is my thought Today....after sleep last night hahahaha
huh, might be a boring year if so many of us are TTA. Thank goodness for Laura, Jen, and Lauren!
Mary - what dose of Zofran did they put Sean on? I totally love that stuff.
Katie - planning #3? I thought you were feeling done with 2! OMG, 9 kids with a stomach bug? That's one of my worst nightmares. I've always wondered how people with a lot of kids handle something like that! Must be terrible.
AFM: so far everyone else seems okay. I'm thinking maybe it was something he ate. :shrug: As a kid I had a weird thing going where I'd vomit once every 6 months (almost exactly) with no apparent cause. Maybe he got it from me.
hmm... I was thinking last night. I'd place a pretty big bet that at least one of us will end up with an oops this year. Then I thought some more. Since Mary is on BCP and Katie just had a baby, looks like I have the highest odds. Oh my. Maybe I should do something about that. Especially since it looks likely in a few years we'll have a lot less family nearby to help us out.
Mary - BTW, how's your milk supply? Did you stop pumping?
We've never been strict with food so we aren't really sure what Dana's food issues are, she's always been bad when it came to food, it's just getting worse lately.
Dana had a couple of hockey games this weekend, it kept us quite busy. Anyway I am alright with the results she got two ties. I am unhappy with the way the coach addressed Dana's poor performance in her first game though, he walked in said "Dana lost the game" even though they tied and than said something along the lines of "I guess we know who our starting goalie is" hinting the other goalie was better and adding salt in the wound. I am thoroughly ticked off at the coach right now, we had one incident like this earlier in the season and he never addressed that (not because of our lack of effort) so I don't see the point in bringing this up with him, he'll just skirt around the issue anyway. I told Dana the coach is just a big bully and treat him as if she would treat a classmate that was a bully, ignore the behavior and play the sport, it will prove she is a better person than him. As much as I'd love to see the girls win the play-offs I am not sure I want them to go far because of the coach.
After that whole mess Dana played her second game ok, had a rough start but then got on her game early in the 2nd period and did well. She did get a minor injury at the end of the game, this morning she said it was sore but not swollen, I'll have to give it a look over tonight.
Amanda - that's a terrible way for a coach to act! I remember goalies (in field hockey) always being treated very carefully by my coach, if they had some missed saves he'd certainly tell them what they needed to work on but he never blamed anything on them -- the entire team is in front of them if they can't prevent the shot on goal it's not just the goalie's fault! And we were in HS and college not just kids like Dana!
Virginia - On one hand I'm very happy with 2. I don't really have any desire to be pregnant again and newborns aren't my favorite thing on earth. But I have imagined 3 kids for so long now it's hard to NOT imagine that IYKWIM. But it won't be right away, I'd like Evan in kindergarten before adding #3 if we do. As for you We'll see if you hold out! Is family moving away or are you guys looking to make another move?
Not much going on here. Quiet day, had a vet apt in the morning, hung out with Rory all afternoon, read....nothing exciting
Mary, glad everyone seems to be feeling better. Have fun looking at real estate!
Amanda, what a jerk coach! I can't believe he'd act that way to pre-teen/teenage girls.
Katie, hope you're enjoying your laid back day!
Virginia, lol at you being the most likely to get an oops. heh.
AFM, sooooooooooooooooo I've been spotting for NINE (9!!!) DAYS! WTF is that about? I figured I'd get an early AF or something, but nope. I'm on CD 28 right now and will probably start my "official" AF in a day or two. This has just been crazy! So maybe I did have a cyst that burst and that's why I started spotting so early? Hmmmm... My body better figure this out! lol. I did have two days where I got a pretty big blob of almost CM mixed w/ a bit of blood, but I'm still counting it all as "spotting" and not AF because it never turned into anything. Just odd. (and no I was not/am pregnant). Let's just hope next cycle is better!
Katie - Most teams are incredibly respectful of goalies, in fact the female league Dana is part of reimburses goalies/goalie parents part of their registration fee because goalies are so hard to find. This is the first year we had serious issues with a coach in the 7 years Dana has played hockey.
Lauren - Hope your body has itself sorted out for next cycle.
Soooo I got my family doctor to try and book me an appointment with an OB/GYN back in July after a few weird cycles, anyway things have been fairly regular the past few months so I didn't think anything of it. Well today (6 months later) I get a call from my family doctor saying that the OB/GYN has set up an appointment for me, thanks guys for the timely response, glad it wasn't anything serious. Anyway I'll probably go in even though things have been normal lately. Maybe he'll at least be able to explain what happened.
Virginia - Why will you have less family near you? Are you moving, or are they?
I gave up pumping when I got sick. I just didn't have the energy/drive to try to get through it, and I was SOO sick. I pumped on the floor while actively vomiting, pump to my left, trash can to my right. That was before going to the ER. The next day, I slept 36 hours, only waking twice for about an hour each time. I didn't pump that first time, but I pumped the 2nd time, at about the 36-hr mark. At that point, I was so dehydrated and didn't make a ton of milk even after not pumping in so long... So I was sick, exhausted, etc. and threw in the towel. I have enough in the freezer that we should make it to 1 year of BM. I'll start letting him try a little cow milk a couple weeks before we run out, just to make sure he'll tolerate it okay. I haven't pumped in about a week and a half, but my boobs still leak. They're drying up, but they're taking their time with it.
I am HATING my BCP with estrogen. I have been SO nauseated nonstop ever since about 8 days ago when I started it. Ugh. I'm really hoping to get over that soon. I remember experiencing nausea with the pill before, but it seemed to fade over time... I hope.
Lauren - I hope your next cycle is more normal. All that spotting must be annoying!!
Amanda - The coach sounds like an idiot. I hate it when parents and coaches act that way regarding children's sports... It's just ridiculous. Sorry she got hurt... Hope it's feeling better soon.
Katie - Go for #3... You know you won't regret it!
AFM - I made an awesome dinner tonight. I was trying to make food like they have at one of our favorite restaurants around here, a German place called Schmidt's Sausage Haus. I made two types of sausage including polish sausage with an AWESOME sauce that I came up with on my own just out of stuff we had around the house (I usually am horrible at throwing things together and having it be good... I'm very much a recipe-follower). And I also made German potato salad using this recipe. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/hot-german-potato-salad-iii/detail.aspx
Oh, and also some green beans just to keep it somewhat healthy, hahaha. It turned out GREAT. It was nice to have a taste of our fave restaurant in the comfort and warmth of home.
Mary - good luck with the nausea on the pill. When I was on it I basically had m/s for a few days every month. It sucked so much. I kind of wonder what will happen when I eventually wean. By the time I wean I will have been producing something, milk or colostrum, for more than 5 years straight. Could be interesting.
Amanda - GL with the coach.
Lauren- weird. I hope it was just a cyst and it clears up soon so you can TTC.
Katie - having one in kindergarten sounds amazing. I was lining up socks and shoes and jackets before getting the boys ready to go out to take Raymond to school and I was thinking how much I'd like Raymond and Alex to be able to do most basic things for themselves before I get pregnant again. Raymond's getting there, but Alex has a long way to go. [ETA: but is dressing 4 kids to go outside really that different from dressing 3? Maybe I need to borrow a 6 year-old from someone for a few days.]
AFM: we might move in a few years and if we do we'll likely be 10+ hours from my family. I've never lived that far from them and I hate the idea of the kids not getting to spend time with them. :sad11: Unfortunately, it may be the best thing for DH's career to pack us up at some point. Hopefully it'll be temporary. I'd be much more comfortable having a large family near my parents, even though they both work full time and don't live close enough to help out on a regular basis. It's just a psychological thing. It's nice knowing they're there if I ever really need them. My ILs, who come over every few days and help a lot with the kids, would follow us. I have no idea what I'd do without them around.
Lauren - wonder what's up with your body? I hope it figures itself out quickly!
Mary - Mmm sounds good - I am not a cook I leave that to DH
Virginia - at least your inlaws would move with you. But I can imagine it would be hard to be that far from your parents. I like being closer but careers are important too
Ugh Rory is a cranky little monster. Until I had a baby who refused to be put down I didn't realize how much more exhausting they are. from 8-9pm I hold him probably all but 2 hours I can get him to doze in the swing. He's a tough nut.
They sent a note home from daycare a while back offering evaluations from a local speech/language pathologist. I didn't really have any concerns but it was free and I figured if she saw something I could get a second opinion. Today we got a note back that he was demonstrating appropriate skills in motor and speech. Like I said I wasn't overly worried but a little professional confirmation is never a bad thing. She also called him adorable LOL I agree
Virginia - Ugh, it would be rough having to move so far away from family, especially with all the little ones. I couldn't handle the thought of my babies not growing up near their grandparents, which is why we pretty much started house-hunting as soon as I got pregnant with Sean. It's great that your IL's are in a position to come along, though.. It's better than doing it all alone.
Katie - Glad the speech eval went well. As for having a needy baby, I had it the other way around. Sean was soooooooo demanding, but Calvin has been incredibly laid back, so it has been a welcome change.
AFM - I'm getting soooo sick of cold sores. I have literally had one cold sore after another after another for like 3 months. Right now, I have THREE... THREE!!! It is so miserable. Abreva helps a little, but it's still not great. I'm getting a family doctor finally, after years of not having one. I made an appointment a week or two ago, but the soonest they could get me and DH in was the end of February... So I have like a month before I see him, but at that time, I'm definitely going to try to get him to give me a prescription medication for the cold sores. I had some a few years ago and if you start taking it right at the onset, it just zaps it and I LOVE it. I could really use it now, ughhh... miserable.
ETA: Cal decided tonight that walking is his preferred method of locomotion. He has been taking steps a lot lately, but tonight, it's like it *clicked*... He's walking EVERYWHERE now. :eek: And even more fun begins...
I remember you saying that Mary -- I'm pretty sure we got the opposite here LOL Evan has always been active but more a play hard sleep hard kind of kiddo. Never really a crier. I mean I can remember ONE day of babyhood when he was a crab ALL DAY. It sticks out in my mind b/c it was so out of character. I'm pretty sure Rory has that day every day HAHA. I mean he doesn't have colic - he doesn't SCREAM uncontrollably for hours. But he wants what he wants and 99% of the time what he wants is for me to hold him, pat him, bounce him etc. Oddly enough he really isn't a fan of cosleeping. I'm at the point where I wish he was b/c I'd just roll with it. But he doesn't seem to sleep any better or longer in our bed, it simply eliminates the need for me to get up every 1-2 hours. We tend to split nights he spends as long as I can tolerate in his crib then I stick him in bed when I'm too tired to drag up every time he wakes up. I can mostly keep the short lived nature of babyhood in mind though and though I'll hate leaving him to some degree going back to work will help with overall balance. Though I'm going to be a freaking ZOMBIE.....
Katie - good luck. I hope he gets less clingy. it's so tough having a heavy clingy baby. I remember thinking if mine were lighter I would just wear them all the time.
Mary - cold sores suck. When I started BCP I started getting them all the time and DH had never had one so he was paranoid around me when I had one. I got desperate and found an old wives' type remedy online: put earwax on at the first tingle. It sounded gross, but not dangerous, so I tried it. I've only had 2 or 3 since then (8 or 9 years). I guess I find it worth the occasional grossness.
AFM: yesterday we had a great playdate with a new friend of Alex's who is 14 minutes older than him. They get along great and his mom is nice, too. And my body is nuts. I had an almost + OPK 3 days ago, 2 days ago started spotting, yesterday AF showed, and today my temp jumped a full degree. :WTF: I hope I'm not getting sick.
Mary, WTG Cal! Walking already, crazy!! Sorry about the cold sores, that sucks.
Virginia, how cool that you found someone to have playdates with! It makes a HUGE difference in the day, doesn't it? Xander loves meeting up with his buddies and his "girlfriend" from time to time, though he hates large groups of kids. lol at the earwax thing - sounds gross, yeah, but you're right - not dangerous, not medicine, etc. If it works, go with it!
Katie, Rory sounds exactly like Xander! He wasn't colicky, but loved to be held all the time. Lucky for me I didn't have a toddler running around, so I just went with it and we were fine - my Moby wrap and my Boppy pillow were my best friends. I also watched more TV for the first few months or so of his life than I've ever watched in my life AND I read a bazillion books. haha. But if our next is the same way I have no clue what I'll do since I still have a toddler to take care of. (though at least he'll be in preschool half the day by the time kiddo #2 arrives)
AFM, poor Xander is getting sick now. I swear, are viruses contagious through web forums? lol! Anyhoo, he's still in a good mood - just a runny nose and some coughing when he is laying down. He only took a 30 minute nap today because he coughed and woke himself up. *sigh* That usually results in a crabby kiddo all afternoon, but somehow I was super mom today and kept him entertained the entire time without once resorting to the TV! We had a great time. But DH got home and I poured myself a well deserved glass of wine and ditched the two of them for some alone time. haha. I can hear them bickering up there because Xander seems to know how to push his daddy's buttons. Wait, now Elmo is on. HA!
We had our first speech therapy meeting today for Xander. It's nothing to talk about, really... Just a guy coming to have us fill out a million forms and ask some basic questions. From here it can take up to 45 days to get us set up with a speech therapist to evaluate Xander. Waiting again, boo! Hopefully it happens faster than expected.
Anyway, in super exciting news................................. AF started yesterday! WOO! My first (and hopefully only) cycle of TTC kiddo #2! WOO HOO!!
Katie - Sorry it's going rough with Rory, but that is a phase it will pass. I had lots of help with Dana when she was little since I still lived with my parents, so Natalie was a bit rough for us having to dealing with night time wakings just DH and I. We had better luck getting Natalie to sleep once we transfered her to her own room at 3 months. Hope you figure something out.
Virginia - Great to hear you had a good play date. Crazy body of yours maybe its time to start being a little more careful so you don't end up with an oops too soon.
Lauren - Glad to hear even though Xander didn't have a nap he was in a good mood.
Hope the meeting with the speech therapist goes so well, I am wondering why so many people seem concerened about their childs speech so early on. I know my BIL's two oldest had trouble before school but by the grade 1 they seemed to have it sorted out. Unfortunately his 3rd child is still struggling so they are getting him some help. Anyway hope you make some good progress with him.
Good to hear your cycle is starting, hope you have a productive month
Today is Natalie's 3rd birthday! Where has the time gone?
This morning we put one of her small presents on the kitchen table, she went to have breakfast and saw it, asked DH "Can I open this?", he checked with me I approved and she opened it, it was just a couple of lego people but she thought it was great.
We made some cupcakes yesterday, Natalie brought them to school to share with her class mates, she really enjoyed doing that. The school also sang happy birthday to her (it's a small school, approximately 50 kids), she told me all about it so I think she liked that.
We just had a small celebration at home today, DH bought an icecream cake and we gave her most of her presents from us. She really enjoyed it all. She got some play food to go with her kitchen, a small lego friends set (lego for girls), a Tag book and a good sized Play Dough set.
So she had a good birthday, we will spend tomorrow playing and enjoying her new toys.
Happy Birthday, Natalie! I can't believe she's 3 already!
Lauren - good luck TTC! We're cycle buddies so far... not that it means anything since my body is still in wacky BFing land.
AFM: I was kind of feverish yesterday but am feeling back to normal today. whew.
Awww Amanda Happy Birthday to your little girl! Sounds like a lovely day!
Lauren - that sounds exactly like Rory! oddly enough I do better when Evan is home. I tend to get more exhausted/frustrated when it's just Rory and I. When I have Evan I have someone to talk to and I HAVE to put Rory down. Yes he cries but I don't feel guilty b/c I'm feeding Evan or we're doing something. It gives me a break from the Rory cycle and Evan is fun company. We do watch a good bit of Mickey Mouse in the mornings though LOL Oh well.
ETA - I am having some odd red spotting. I cant' recall what my body did after Evan. It's definitely NOT AF and I can't imagine she's headed my way I don't feel like that at all. It's very light but there. Hmm thoughts anyone? I'm 8 weeks PP tomorrow. And no I can't be preg we haven't DTD post baby yet LOL
Amanda - Happy birthday to Natalie!! How is she 3 already?!! :eek: It sounds like she had a great day, glad she enjoyed it!
Virginia - Maybe the cold sores this time are related to the BCP? Ever since I started the one with estrogen (almost 2 weeks ago), I have been super nauseated, and usually any body stress like that causes me to get cold sores. Maybe I'll suck it up and try the ear wax thing, hahaha. It's gross, but hey, if it works... It's totally worth it!
Katie - It's funny that you do better when you have both of the kiddos. I'm anxious to see if you still feel that way once they're both mobile, hahaha... I only say that because my two drive me insane when I'm alone with them, LOL. They stress me out. I constantly feel like I'm in fight-or-flight mode, having to protect one from hurting himself or his brother. Boys!!
Lauren - GOOD LUCK!!! Can't wait to see your BFP.
AFM - I'm not having BF (baby fever). I'm not having BF. I'm not having BF. ...I just got an invitation to my college roommate's baby shower. I've known about it for a while now, and I'm planning to go (it's not this weekend, but next). And the invitation just set me off. It's got little hand prints all over it and the words "baby hands" and "tiny fingers" scattered throughout. It probably doesn't help that it's pink, and I do find myself wondering if we'll end up having a girl. Don't get me wrong... I love my boys and can't imagine anything else, but you know, I wonder what it would be like to have some of each. It does make me question, like if #3 were a boy, would we attempt #4? DH has shown interest in it before, but we both really think we'll stop at 3... And that 4 would just be insane for us. I guess we'll see in a couple years, maybe.
Mary - you so sound like my after Alex. GL with the baby shower.
Katie - I had annov breakthrough bleeding every month or so starting 8w after Alex was born. It was red and light and lasted 2-3 days. I think the longest I went was 40-50 days between actual bleeding although I had occasional spotting as well. I still didn't O until his nursing dropped at 7.5m PP. BUT, it can mean you'll get fertile earlier. After Raymond and Oliver I didn't have bleeding like that.
AFM: Oliver had his 9 month appointment. 23lbs 11.5oz. He's a peanut! (well, relative to the others)
Yesterday Raymond announced, which looking at a calendar: "I think our baby #4 will be born in February" (he knows not this Feb). "It will be a girl." Huh. Interesting. Today he elaborated. He decided to tell me when we're going to have babies 4 through 11 and what they'll be. :doh: For your amusement, here's the list
#4 girl Feb
#5+#6 twin boys July
#7 boy June
#8 girl Dec
#9 girl Nov
#10 boy Jan
#11 boy May
what a crazy kid.
OK I am fed up with my body!!! After all those crazy cycles I was glad when my cycles evened out again and were slightly longer 32 days instead of 28, well then today on CD28 I go and wipe and what do you know? Pink CM, guessing AF is on her way... :firemad:
Amanda, I cannot belive Natalie is already 3!! Sorry your cycles are still keeping you guessing.
Virginia, lol at Raymond's "predictions."
Mary, I hear you on the baby fever! I've got it BAD!
Katie, I'm no help on the PP spotting. I think my spotting was just winding down around 8 weeks PP...
AFM, as I said earlier - the baby fever is BAD! I swear I think about pregnancy at least every dang hour of the day, and you don't even want to know what my dreams are like! haha. I should probably start temping. Today is (or should be) my last day of AF. It's actually probably more of a spotting day... So far anyway. So maybe tomorrow I'll temp and try to keep up with it, just to make sure I O. I wonder where my thermometer is.............. Maybe I won't. I don't know... haha.
Anyhoo, now I'm getting the sore throat DH and Xander had. They were over it super fast and it never turned into a bad cold, so here's hoping I do the same! I sent them off to tumbling alone today because I don't want to get anyone sick if I'm contagious. I think it's good for them to have some alone time anyway. They very rarely do and Xander has turned into a BIG TIME Mommy's boy lately. DH can't even put him to bed alone without him throwing a fit. We normally do it together, but every so often it's nice to have a night off.
Not much else going on. Yay weekend!
Mary - Oh when they are both mobile I am betting it will be complete chaos. Right now though it is nice to have one verbal and really Evan is good company the kid is a constant riot.
Amanda - sorry about the crazy cycles UGH! I hope your body figures it out soon
Virginia - Raymond is too funny! At this point he must think babies are just par for the course.
Lauren - YAY for TTC You've definitely waited long enough I hope it happens fast
AFM - we booked our vacation! YAYYYY! July for a week we'll be at the ocean. We're renting a house that is walking distance from the bay and from a lake. It's on a side street with a lot of families (owners and vacationers). I am so excited! Of course we have 6 months but it's still set! And I got a kick a$$ night of sleep! Rory went 9-3 (WHOA!) then 3:30-5 and then in our bed 5-7:30! CRAZY! There might be hope for the little monster baby yet OoOo and apparently there is chaos at work. They fired (well "administrative leave" which equates to we're going to work out a package and let you go) a senior VP. I didn't report to him and I hadn't heard good things about him. But it always creates waves......I can't believe I go back in 3 weeks!
Hey girls, sorry I'm not around much at all anymore. We are working on finishing our basement and man has it been a project. So I'm working down there when I'm not keeping one or both kids entertained (which is 90% of the time since Dane has been starting to take naps AROUND Brekke's naps so someone is always awake!). Anyway, just stopped by to read up on everyone and say hi to those of you who I don't hear from on FB.
Virginia: how funny that Oliver is a "peanut" for you at 23 lbs @ 9 months. I think Brekke is just about 23 1/2 lbs at almost 2 1/2 Sounds like your kids are doing well!
Lauren: GL with your first (and hopefully only) TTC cycle!! :vibes:
Katie: Yikes to your drama at work...glad Rory gave you some decent sleep!
:wavehello: everyone else....sorry little man just woke up from his nap so I gotta go :rolleyes:
Virginia - LOL @ Raymond's predictions. I love the twin boys. And also there was one where his prediction was December, then the very next prediction was November, so I like to think that those ones are Irish twins. Too funny that 23 lbs at 9m is a "peanut"... LOL. I'm not even sure if Cal is 23lbs now at 11m. If I had to guess, I'd say not.
Ashley - Woohoo for finishing your basement! I love having ours finished, although I admit I still don't spend hardly any time there. I probably would as the boys got older, if we were actually planning on staying here that long, but we'd like to move within the next two years.
Lauren - I hope you get prego quickly!!
Amanda - Sorry for the crazy cycles. I've always been pretty irregular, blaaah.
Katie - Woohoo for good sleep! I got decent sleep last night too, yaaay! And woohoo for vacation! I hope you have fun. We decided not to go away for one this year... We're not feeling too daring yet with both boys and a looong trip, haha. Well that, and the fact that we need to be saving money if we want to move.
AFM - Working this evening. I can't wait till Wednesday for 5 days off. I'm really wanting to take some pictures of the boys for Valentines Day. And I want to plan some 1-year pictures for Cal too... I'm hoping to get some ideas worked out for that on my days off.
Lauren - At least you'll be working on remedying the baby fever soon.
Katie - Yay for getting vacation booked, I've got florida booked for April, my grandma rented a condo for a month so Nat and I will be joining them down there for 10 days can't wait.
Ashley - Hi! Having a finished basement is wonderful, hope yours is done soon.
DH and Dana are away at a hockey tournament, it's several hours away so they stayed there over night at a friends house. Anyway Natalie's had a fever so I slept horribly, shes seeming better today but that always seems the case when they are sick, fine during the day, ill at night. I'll take her to the doctor tomorrow morning if the fever presists tonight.
Mal (our younger cat) has an obsession with eating fabric and was eating a blanket at 2:00 am, I gave him a gentle swat and locked him in the basement bathroom for the night. Initially I thought it was teething and he'd outgrow it, it seems to be getting better but its still happening and it really should be done by now, so frustrating. This is the first cat in my lifetime that had this problem and I've lived with cats since I was born. Between him and my older cat who get UTI's often and pees on the floor I am fed up with cats. I need to stay strong when either of these cats pass and not get another. DH and I agree that we'll likely get a dog next anyway.
Hope everyone is doing far better than I am today, I am going to log and make us some breakfast since I have been procrastinating.
Virginia - Evan was 23 lb at a year but only 28 at 2. He's a bean pole now
Ashley - Thanks for checking in! 2 on opposite schedules is chaos!
Mary - GL making it to Wed! I bought a new camera - a canon rebel one of the cheaper SLR versions. I need to figure out how the heck to use it.....
Amanda - Crazy cat!
AFM - I think I might have AF. WTF? 8 weeks PP.....it didn't come until like JULY with Evan. UGH. It's def more than spotting but not really heavy iykwim. I'm not impressed.....and it means I'm going to have to worry about being fertile. Maybe my body is just being crazy. I'm going to hope for crazy!
:banghead: Natalie has had a fever on and off since Thursday, I took her to the drop-in clinic since my doctor couldn't see her until tomorrow. Well what a waste of time, 2 hours there and I was told that she has a cold, gee thanks doc. And apparently even if she did have an infection they don't treat minor ones in children over the age of 3. It's just so frustrating Natalie being sick and not being able to do anything, guess I just treat the symptoms and wait it out.
Katie - that sounds a lot like what I had after Alex. It was annoying, but I definitely wasn't fertile. I hope it works out that way for you, too.
Mary - I assumed he meant 23mo apart. The scary thing is if I actually had those months and genders I could do it before 42 without going closer than 19m. :eek: silly, silly boy.
Ashley - great to hear from you!
Hi, everyone else. Oliver is waking up.
WTF... The universe is hell-bent on giving me baby fever. I've got my college roommate's baby shower this weekend, and get this... Not one but TWO girls that I graduated with from pharmacy school had babies yesterday! One had a girl, the other had a boy. What are the odds... There were only maybe 150(?) people in our class... What are the odds that two would have babies on the exact same day? Crazy!!
OMG... So you know my post about the things triggering baby fever??? Well... I was supposed to go to my college roommate's baby shower this weekend. I just saw that she had her baby late last night!!!!!! So I thought they might put off the baby shower... NO, it's still on!! So I'm going to be seeing a less than 1-week-old baby this weekend!! Someone shoot me now, lol... It'll be the straw that broke the camel's back.
LOL Stay strong Mary Or get pregnant. I mean whatever works we'll be supportive here HAHA
Mary maybe you have a suggestion for me. April my mom and I are going to take the train in to NYC and meet my sister and go see Newsies on Broadway. We'll also have lunch and we may try to see the 9/11 memorial. It will be an all day thing but we'll come back that night. I'm going ot have to pump a few times. I'll have a better idea of my pumping needs from work but WHERE do I pump? I posted on the BF'ing board and dressing rooms were a suggestion. That would work. THe bathroom at the theater will probably be nice enough I can handle it there too. Any other bright ideas? We won't be going to my sister's apartment so that isn't really an option.
Someone on the Nov board suggested watching Downton Abbey and I started Netflix with it yesterday and I'm rather obsessed. I'm off to watch more TV while Rory naps in my arms, it's as good an excuse as any
LOL... Must stay strong!! No prego-ness here until we're out of this house (at least that's the goal).
That's a really good question about where to pump!! I like the idea of dressing rooms.. As long as you can find a place without overly annoying sales people. You could try looking up stores in the area that specifically sell baby products, or other family/child-friendly places... They're almost always nursing-friendly. Good luck!!
ETA: YEP... ANOTHER girl I know is having a baby either today or tomorrow by c-section. She was scheduled for it tomorrow, but might go today because of some BP/swelling issues. This one is someone in my extended family. Baby boom around here!
Good luck, Mary! Maybe the bar behind your house will have another party and help you focus your resolve... or you could try setting an alarm clock to go off every hour of two tonight and pace the room for 30+ minutes every time it does. Or just get pregnant. 20mo and 20mo is kind of crazy, but doable!
Katie - tough. I've BFed in a dressing room before (while out shopping). Hope the BFing board can help you out more.
I wonder how long I'm going to be able to hold out if Raymond keep asking for another baby. Thank goodness DH isn't ready yet.
Most malls in Ontario have nursing rooms in the bathrooms, do the places you're going to have them? The mall by my house even has a microwave, which I've warmed bottles with (not directly, heated a cup of water and submerged the bottle in it).
That sounds amazing, Amanda! I've never seen one of those.
Virginia - They are great, I got lots of use out of them even when I wasn't BF.
Natalie is finally better after 4 days of fever, I had to deal with a good bunch of it alone cause DH was working and driving Dana everywhere for hockey.
Yesterday evening my mom ended up in the ER with chest pain. Thankfully it was nothing severe and she was released after several hours. I didn't find out about all this until this morning so I was upset about that.
Today my Dystonia is acting up, probably cause of all the stress lately, so I'm SORE! I am at work being totally unproductive, hopefully I can get lots done in my last few hours, since my morning was a total wash.
Amanda - Sorry the dystonia is flaring up. That's gotta suck. I hope you can get some rest.
Virginia - I saw this bit of awesomeness on facebook today and thought of you. Especially if your #4 is a boy... I love this!!
Oh, and AFM... I didn't even last a full month on the BCP with estrogen. My goodness, not even 3 full weeks. I'm not taking it today. Remember I said it gives me insane mood swings and really just makes me nuts? Yeah, we're in the throes of that now. The pharmacy auto-refilled my progestin-only BCP. I'm considering going back to it, or perhaps just resorting to barrier methods.