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    Mary - glad the contractions stopped. I got them quite frequently and the only way I found to stop them was to lie on my left side, drink lots of water, pee frequently and RELAX! If I let my mind wander and started to freak out they would only get worse, so I'd make DH or Xander distract me somehow so I couldn't focus on the contractions. I know you're a worrier like I am, so just wanted to pass that along...

    Ash - yay new stroller!!

    Virginia - sorry you're still so tired. I don't miss those days... Glad you're eating more, though!

    AFM - Benjamin doesn't seem to be feeling quite right. I'm not sure if it's a really really really mild cold or a mild reaction to one of his shots... He sounds a little phlegmy sometimes, usually after eating, which I know happens sometimes from the milk - but this seems to happen for longer stretches. So I'm not sure. He doesn't have a runny nose or anything. He'll cough from time to time, but still not enough that he seems "sick." He's just been extra grouchy and clingy. Everyone has been kind of off, so I'm assuming it's just that. Hopefully he's back to normal in a day or two.

    We have to go 2 hrs away tomorrow, ugggggh! We're going to see a pediatric dentist for Xander since he would NOT cooperate for our regular dentist and basically freaked the H out. So they said we have to go here. What a pita! I'm assuming they're going to gas him or something to get him to chill, which I'mnot happy about. But he appears to ahve some decay or discoloration on his molars, so we really need someone to look at it and for him to get x-rays, etc. I brush his teeth really good twice a day and always have, plus he rarely gets sweets others than fruit and stuff. He'll get teddy grahams a few times a week and maybe ice cream once a week. On rare occasion he gets a sucker or something if someone gives him one. So I don't know why, but it happens. While out we're going to go to a few stores before his appt. Hopefully the drive goes well, we've never been in the car with Benjamin for more than 15 minutes. He does good, though, so hopefully he'll just fall asleep and that'll be that. Wish us luck!


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    Mary: if I remember right you (like me) have been induced twice right?? Hoping both of us end up with spontaneous labor this time! I totally agree on being "pre stretched out"; I swear this baby has way more room to move around than my other two did. I ended up getting the Graco Roomfor2; its a stand and ride type.

    Lauren: GL with the pediatric dentist! I'm taking Brekke in to my dentist appointment next week for her first check up (I know its overdue, naughty mommy!). She will either do great or totally freak - there isn't much middle ground with her. Crossing my fingers!

    We had two days of decent weather now its back to yuck and snow. Took the kids swimming today then we played kick the ball in the backyard for an hour so I'm hoping for tired kids at bedtime. With the upcoming time change, I'm trying to gradually work them down. PS did you notice my baby just move to the last set of three boxes?!
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    I hope that baby stays put for another couple months, Mary!

    I have my first MW appointment tomorrow and I'm going to beg for another u/s. I just want to know that this baby is doing okay.

    ETA: I think I may have just for baby's HB with my doppler. I figured it might be worth a try and after a lot of searching I found... something. It definitely wasn't my HB. It sounded more staticky than when I first found Oliver's (at almost 9w) but... the fast galloping type sound was there.
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    I found this baby's HB at about 7 1/2 weeks with my doppler too! If you find it, it's definitely unmistakable (especially for those of us who know what to listen for).
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    Ashley - Sounds like yesterday was filled with lots fo fun. Can't believe you are already so far along.

    Virginia - Hope the MW does an U/S I'd be excited to see what is going on.

    *AFM*

    Been keeping busy.

    Natalie had her 4 year old check up on Tuesday, saw the nurse practioner instead of the doctor so I didn't get much out of her. She did say Natalie spoke well for a 4 year old but we already knew that. She got vaccines done, wasn't happy about giving the chicken pox one but did it because our schools require it, at least I delayed it until she was 4 instead of doing it at 2. She did well with the vaccines didn't cry on the first but looked upset, the second was in the muscle and that got her crying she didn't stay upset for too long though. I do think the vaccine made her feel a little off for a few days because she was crying at the drop of a hat.

    I'm really over the puppy phase with Apollo right now, just sick of him tearing stuff apart when we are not home. I don't really want to crate him cause then he won't really learn to stop doing it. I know that it is a phase so it should end it did with Sadie. If it keeps up after the summer I will Crate train him for when we are not home.


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    Virginia - YAY for maybe finding the heartbeat! I found this bean's pretty early, although I can't remember now exactly when it was. I think it was around 8 weeks, if not a bit earlier. I remember distinctly finding Calvin's at 9 weeks on the dot, because it was the day I started bleeding with him, and I remember finding this one at least a week sooner. Good luck at your first appointment! I hope they give you an u/s!

    Ashley - Yep, two inductions for me too. REALLY hoping I'll go into labor on my own this time. I think this bean definitely feels more eager (or my body is more eager, maybe), so I feel like my odds are a little better this time. I guess it just depends on how things progress now that I'm about to start with the twice-weekly NST's. That's how they determined my fluid was low last time, and Calvin was usually not really as reactive as they like... Hopefully everything will go smoothly this time, and I won't end up needing induced.

    Amanda - Sorry the dog is being annoying. We've always crated Peanut when we leave. We hate to do it, but he just can't be trusted alone. Blah. My parents and I had a dog growing up who was the same way. We were finally able to leave her out of the crate when she was like 10 years old, LOL.

    Lauren - How did the pediatric dentist appointment go? That is the one thing I will miss when we move. We have everything SO close right now... Pediatric dentists included. A large, renowned children's hospital nearby, within 3-5 minutes of our house, we have a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a Target. I'm SO going to hate having to drive a long way to get places again... But it's worth it for the peace and quiet and less crazy people nearby.

    AFM - Today was my DH's 30th birthday. We took the kids to COSI (a science museum type place with tons of hands-on exhibits). The kiddos loved it. They had a big special area set up with lots of different types of mazes and brain-teasers and the kids LOVED. They have a few different areas where the kids can play in water, which I knew they'd really, really like.. But I was worried about Calvin getting his cast wet. He did great, though... We made sure he only used his non-cast hand, and he was really actually pretty good about not trying to stick it in the water. We all had a good time.

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    Virginia - YAY for maybe finding the heartbeat! I found this bean's pretty early, although I can't remember now exactly when it was. I think it was around 8 weeks, if not a bit earlier. I remember distinctly finding Calvin's at 9 weeks on the dot, because it was the day I started bleeding with him, and I remember finding this one at least a week sooner. Good luck at your first appointment! I hope they give you an u/s!

    Ashley - Yep, two inductions for me too. REALLY hoping I'll go into labor on my own this time. I think this bean definitely feels more eager (or my body is more eager, maybe), so I feel like my odds are a little better this time. I guess it just depends on how things progress now that I'm about to start with the twice-weekly NST's. That's how they determined my fluid was low last time, and Calvin was usually not really as reactive as they like... Hopefully everything will go smoothly this time, and I won't end up needing induced.

    Amanda - Sorry the dog is being annoying. We've always crated Peanut when we leave. We hate to do it, but he just can't be trusted alone. Blah. My parents and I had a dog growing up who was the same way. We were finally able to leave her out of the crate when she was like 10 years old, LOL.

    Lauren - How did the pediatric dentist appointment go? That is the one thing I will miss when we move. We have everything SO close right now... Pediatric dentists included. A large, renowned children's hospital nearby, within 3-5 minutes of our house, we have a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a Target. I'm SO going to hate having to drive a long way to get places again... But it's worth it for the peace and quiet and less crazy people nearby.

    AFM - Today was my DH's 30th birthday. We took the kids to COSI (a science museum type place with tons of hands-on exhibits). The kiddos loved it. They had a big special area set up with lots of different types of mazes and brain-teasers and the kids LOVED. They have a few different areas where the kids can play in water, which I knew they'd really, really like.. But I was worried about Calvin getting his cast wet. He did great, though... We made sure he only used his non-cast hand, and he was really actually pretty good about not trying to stick it in the water. We all had a good time.

    ETA: I forgot to mention this... A girl on my Feb'11 board is pregnant again. She just went to her 20-wk scan, and it was her first u/s. She found out she's having twins! I just think that's crazy, because I'm so used to having at least one 1st tri u/s. It was so crazy to see those two little babies in the pictures and think she had no clue before that. Usually when I see twin stories, the first picture looks like two little blobs. But it was two little babies! Haha. Exciting stuff!
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    Mary - If the pregnancy is healthy and hormones aren't crazy high here in Ontario they won't send you for an ultrasound until 20 weeks, though twins are normally detected earlier because of the heart beats.


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    well, no appointment today because we're in the middle of a snowstorm. But, I definitely found the HB. 166bpm.
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    Virginia - YAY for a heartbeat! That's gotta be a bit of a relief.

    AFM - Just saw on my BB that one of the girls is in preterm labor at 28 weeks. They've got her somewhat controlled on magnesium, but they're taking her off of it tomorrow and if she starts contracting again, they're delivering the baby tomorrow. Yikes! She's had the steroid shots and by 28 weeks they have pretty good odds, but it's still so early. Hope she can keep baking for a while.

    In other news, the guy I work with who is dealing with bladder cancer got the verdict on their plan this week. He's going to have chemo for I think 12 weeks. After that, they'll give him a couple weeks rest period and then remove his entire bladder and prostate. They'll create a hole in his abdomen that he'll pee out of into a bag for the rest of his life. He had the option to have a bladder reconstructed using a piece of his intestine, but didn't feel the risk was worth the benefit with that, so he opted out of that. He'll most likely be out of work 6 months, if not indefinitely (he is 63, there's a chance he might just retire). He'd like to keep working, but who knows. He's going to most likely be on leave right at the same time as me... Which means my store will literally not have a pharmacist. They'll have to bring in floaters every day of the week. That sucks. It just causes a lot of chaos for everyone else. I just hope he gets it under control and does come back to work. He's a really good pharmacy manager, and a very nice guy.

    Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
    Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
    Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d

    May 26, 2010 - 7w1d

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