Virginia - I hope it turns out okay. Try not to read too much (easier said than done, I know). But I remember when I was going through it, I could literally find an article to support any possible outcome... Some articles painted the situation like everything would be perfect, while others were total gloom and doom. No one really knows, unfortunately. Every pregnancy is different. I hope you've seen the last of the spotting and this 9 months is otherwise uneventful for you.
Lauren - So sorry to hear about your mom. It sounds like it's at least relatively early and slow-moving, so that's good. Hopefully they can get rid of it quickly and her recovery goes smoothly.
AFM - We took the boys to see the Easter Bunny today. LOL. I'll share the pic later when I have more energy (I feel dead to the world right now). It's pretty classic. Sean looks really uncertain of it all and is sorta cowering away while Calvin is full-on crying, LOL. Too funny. After that, we went to Build-A-Bear to make the new baby a bear (our tradition we've done for all three now). The stitching that held Calvin's bear closed had come loose, so we also had them fix his bear. Then we went to Cheesecake Factory for lunch, and I ate too much. As if my belly isn't already full of baby, now it's over-stuffed with food, omg. DH and I were each going to bring home a piece of cheesecake, but I was torn between two kinds, so we ended up bringing home two pieces each so I didn't have to make that difficult decision, hahhaa..
I don't want the weekend to end... Working 14 hours tomorrow, plus the two hours of commute, ugh. I'm already exhausted.
I sent my MW and e-mail asking for more info once she gets the u/s report, so hopefully I'll know more soon.
I can't wait for the photos, mary! And enjoy that cheesecake.
For some reason, since the u/s Friday, I have been 100% certain this baby is another boy. Absolutely certain. I've never had a gender intuition like this before.
all the MW could tell me from the u/s report was that the SCHs measure 0.9 x 0.3 x 0.6 cm and 3.0 x 0.6 x 2.2 cm, which she considers small. She is absolutely unconcerned about it. So, I guess I'll try to be unconcerned, too.
It's been kind of tough having this hit at the same time as I should have been having a baby. I've been doing a lot of the mental equivalent of sticking my fingers in my ears, humming loudly, and yelling "I can't hear you" to avoid thinking about the fact that tomorrow would have been my EDD.
We're supposed to get a winter storm tonight. I'm actually hoping it's pretty big. The kids have a morning activity Tuesdays and we've missed it the past 3 weeks. I was hoping to take them tomorrow, but don't know if I'll feel well enough. But if school's cancelled the class will be, too, and we'll get to make it up in May/June.
I'm also forbidden (by DH) from shoveling snow, which makes snow more appealing. (DH wants me taking it easy as much as possible even though the MW didn't give me any restrictions)
Virginia - Glad baby is doing well and that your MW isn't worried.
Ashley - Yay for some nice warm weather. I really need to watch some more MLS, I've seen a few toronto games and several games during the FIFA world cup when Natalie was about 1 year old, enjoy them quite a bit.
Mary - Sorry about the car, hope it's not too much to repair, cars really do have to be reliable when you commute, DH has never driven a car much past 5 years which sucks cause we always have a car loan. Guess me not driving helps with the expense.
Sounds like you had a fun day with the boys, saw the pictures on FB, very cute. So jealous of the Cheese Cake Factory, only been to the one in Aniheim, CA but everything was DELICIOUS! We don't have them in Ontario.
Lauren - Sorry to hear about your mom, at least the cancer isn't very aggressive. Hope her treatment goes well.
The tournament went well the girls played pretty good, they didn't make it to the final but it was very close. 1-1 tie and they needed a win to move on. Sadly the goal on Dana really couldn't be prevented, bounced off her own players stick, off Dana's side and in, it looked weird.
DH got notice that his patient through his work got picked up in the states so he'll be getting some extra money we aren't sure what amount yet minimum of $1000 though. My goal for this year was to clear one of our credit cards well that is done and #2 may be cleared soon, so happy to be getting rid or a bunch of debt. Next up will be the line of credit.
We were told that DH's car would be done for repairs today, they called Friday and said he could pick it up then. So he went to the shop and got his car early.
Had a birthday party for Dana yesterday with DH's family there was a little drama but the kids didn't see anything so at least the it was kept somewhat quiet. They had a good time Dana liked her gifts and cake.
Lauren: *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear about your mom!! I'm glad to hear she was super proactive and that it is likely only Stage 1 and small still. Lots of Ps and Ts for her (and you!).
Mary: I remember you had a Mazda 6 (I think?) at some point, have you gotten a different car since then? I'm not very good at keeping track mentally. Sorry to hear your car completely died on you, what a pain!!
Virginia: I wish my DH would ban me from shoveling! lol He did finally get us a snowblower after my whining about how much snow we get and our huge driveway after our first full winter here so that makes it a ton easier. That's interesting you have such strong intuition this time...can't wait to hear if it's right!
Amanda: glad to hear the tournament went alright even if they didn't win. Woohoo for clearing up some debt and getting the car back early!
We had a pretty quiet weekend for once, just yard work and went to our first MLS game of the season (DH got us season tickets for Christmas). I was running some baby names by DH (he really isn't into baby name discussions) and he wasn't that into any of my new suggestions but said one I'd mentioned a while back that I still love is growing on him, which is a huge step since he is mentally sold on ONE name that I'm just not sure about. So at least at this point, we have two serious possibilities instead of one plus a few others on backup. I took advantage of DH being home yesterday and ran outside without the kids - my round ligaments killed the first mile but the second they eased up (and my belly was even wrapped because that usually helps). I've had way more RLP this time than with my others...annoying!
Just a quick note before work:
Ashley - Yes, I still have the Mazda6. It will be 6 years this year that I've had it. I got it brand new. So it's not a new car anymore, BUT... I don't even have 40,000 miles yet. It seems like I shouldn't be having all these problems with so few miles. It ended up being a broken coolant hose and the battery was dead too. Thank goodness, no engine damage. It cost about 575 for repairs and 100 to tow it, so 675 dollars sucks, but DEFINITELY could have been worse if there was engine damage.
I should find out the latest news today on my mgr with the bladder cancer, ugh. I'm fearing the worst. He had his appointment on Tuesday, but never called the store to update any of us. I guess they were checking for signs that it had spread to his lungs because he has had a light hacking cough, nothing bad, just enough to annoy him. There are some possible explanations that are harmless also, so I'm really hoping no signs of cancer in his lungs. BUT.... Then yesterday, the girl who floats to our store two days a week to cover our days off... She was looking at her schedule in the scheduling system and saw all of his shifts listed open starting after this week. It looks like he's working today through Friday, and he's done for his medical leave. I am volunteering to cover as many as possible, because the overtime pay is really good, even though my body hates me for it. But anyway, the abrupt start of his medical leave makes me really nervous. We all knew it was coming, but I guess we just didn't expect it RIGHT NOW, which makes me worry they found something worse. Ugh... I hope not.
In happy news, my cousin who is pregnant with her first after a bit of a struggle, is finding out the sex of her baby today. Can't wait!
Mary - Oh I hope it's nothing bad for your coworker. Stuff like that scares the hell out of me GL getting your body to handle all the extra work!
Ashley - YAY for a good dentist apt! That's awesome. You are such a bada$$ running while preg!
Amanda - YAY for extra money! Can't beat that!
Virginia - glad the MW is not worried I'm sure it will be fine, but I get the fear. I wonder if it will be a boy as you suspect....
Lauren - ((hugs)) I'm so sorry about your mom and all the other stuff. I hope she will be fine.
AFM - I've been busy and mostly on my kindle at home b/c I'm lazy so I have been reading but not writing. Sunday I leave for my interview Monday. I'm nervous and exccited. I'll be glad to have it done and then either get it or not. I have to figure out what to WEAR. UGH it's no business formal which frankly makes it harder! Suits are easy! Aw well I'll figure it out! That's really the excitement here. Kids are both good, DH is fine, work is work....
Katie - I'm anxious to hear how your interview goes! Exciting!
Virginia - Can't wait to hear if your intuition about the sex of the baby is correct!
Amanda - Woohoo for knocking out some debt soon. That's always a good feeling!
AFM - Well, the good news is that my coworker is not worse, so that's not the reason for his abrupt leave, whew. The chemo doc just says that due to the type of cancer, they need to get started on the chemo ASAP and he is not to be working. He can't be out in public really, due to how the chemo suppresses the immune system. So Friday is his last day. I've picked up a few of his shifts for the extra money.
The crappy news... My cousin's baby didn't cooperate, so we still don't know the sex, booo!! She goes back in 3 weeks for another try.
Mary - I hope your cousin's baby cooperates next time.
Woohoo. Just found out today that one of the two weddings is black tie. %#@$. There goes my plan for a cheap dress. I'm curious, is it really weird that I strongly dislike the idea of attending a formal, evening wedding? I'm just more of a yoga pants a t-shirt type person. Heck, I haven't even worn make-up more than a handful of times in my life! I'm going to be so out of my depth. (My wedding was late morning with a simple buffet lunch. I totally would have done back yard and just close family if my family would have let me get away with it.)
Virginia - We're on the same page with that, trust me! I prefer low-key any day. My wedding was ideal for me. It was outdoor, afternoon (around 3pm if I remember correctly), and we served a simple dinner afterwards. No dancing, because I hate dancing and feel self-conscious, haha. Black tie is not my thing. I do wear makeup, only because I hate my post-acne complexion, haha.
Naw I think it's normal enough Virginia. Though not preg I might find it fun....at least more than preg. Weddings preg are the pits. And I recently decided I was starting to look old so I started wearing a little make up LOL Just to work...I bought some bare essentials, not bad! Though I'm pretty useless overall in the make up department
AHHHH I'm starting to get anxiously excited about the interview. I wish I had a few more professional friends I could confide in....I could use some more interview tips what the heck will I talk about for 6 straight interview hours?!
a 6 hour interview? eek. Good luck.
I'm going to put up a new belly pic. I don't know how much longer I can hide it from the kids or anyone else. I wish I had some actual breasts to hide the belly. I have to be the only pregnant and BFing lady out there who doesn't even need to wear a bra. :doh:
I'm trying to make it until my next u/s (April before telling anyone because I want to know how the SCH (and baby) is doing and find out from an expert what the prognosis is.
ETA: what do you think of this dress (in the dark blue)? http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Sleeveless-Long-Dress-with-Double-Banded-Detail-F15136_Bridal-Party-Features-Maternity-Appropriate I'm thin and should have a fairly noticeable 20 week belly.
Mary: glad to hear it wasn't a HUGE car problem. Otherwise, have you liked your Mazda? We're looking pretty seriously at the CX-9 that's why I ask. I've loved my Subaru but I just don't think the Tribeca is big enough (although I haven't actually sat in one yet so TBD). Glad to hear your coworker isn't doing worse! Bummer about your cousin! Wish my baby didn't cooperate Although I'm still pulling the skeptic card until he gets here that we aren't 100% sure LOL
Virginia: I think that's a very pretty dress for the occasion. I'm all about dressing up to an extent, but black tie is out of my comfort zone. I'm not really a gown person.
Katie: yikes, best of luck with the interview!! Thanks for making me feel awesome, I definitely don't look like a bada$$ running pregnant
So DH started calorie counting on his phone because he is working out a LOT and is worried about losing weight. Turns out, he doesn't eat close to enough food! Ugh, who has that problem! I'm fairly conscious of my calorie intake usually, but haven't been paying much attention these days so decided to download the app too and I'm eating less than I would've thought but my sugar intake is too high which is super annoying because I'm not even eating candy or anything, just trying to avoid artificial sweeteners so like my yogurt, coffee creamer, etc has a lot of sugar. ANYWAY...the kids' pre-nap show just finished so gotta go put them down.
Ashley - Other than the recent problems, I've liked my mazda. And I have no idea what would have caused this hose to break, but they seemed to act like it was something uncontrollable, like a rock flew up and hit it or something. Otherwise, I haven't had too much problem with it. It is 6 years old now, but still pretty low miles, just under 40K. As for the calorie-counting, omg, I don't even want to know. I feel HUGE. I'm just throwing in the towel and eating whatever I want until this pregnancy is over, haha.
Virginia - I think that dress will look good on you. Boo for black tie! hahaha.
Katie - God, a 6 hour interview? I'd shoot myself. My mom is the job interview queen. I swear to god, sometimes she interviews for jobs that she probably doesn't even really want and just says, "It will be good professional experience." WTF, who does that? lol. I loathe job interviews to the depths of my core, hahaha..
AFM - Had a very fast NST this morning. I actually like the new "maternal fetal medicine" department doing it better than I thought I would. It's inconvenient because their hours don't always work with my schedule, but it was really nice. I was in a room all by myself (as opposed to doing it in L&D triage where there are half a dozen beds separated by curtains). And I had a nurse all to myself, too, hahaah. Not that I really needed one to be there the whole time, but it was nice. The baby was very active.. She called him "happy" haha. After that, I had an u/s. Baby is definitely still a boy. It's nice to have a second confirmation because the first picture was a little sketchy. The u/s tech pointed out where she could see some hair on his head, awwww. He is head-down with his spine coming up my right side and his feet extended over to my left side. Oh, and I almost forgot... His estimated weight is now 3lb 14oz... Almost 4 lbs!!
That is so exciting, Mary! I love when they can see things like hair.
Mary - glad the NST went well and the u/s looked good! I'm glad your co-worker isn't worse, I pray his chemo goes well with no complications. Crazy about the car! I guess you can't blame the make for a rock or whatever. heh
Virginia - very cute dress, I think it'd look good with a bump!
Ash - Gee, I always have the opposite problem when calorie counting... I eat too much! heh
Katie - GL with the interview! Wow, SIX HOURS! My DH had an interview that long for his current job.. His was broken up with different people and he had some breaks in between, then at the end everyone got together for a big q&a.
AFM - Yay 1am pumping... I can't wait til I can just sleep all night again. *yawn* Hopefully Ben sleeps for awhile longer before he wants to nurse or comfort nurse back to bed. He's still in OUR bed, but we're officially taking down the guest bed, etc. in his nursery this weekend after my parents visit. Then I'm going to really work on getting him to sleep in there, because this co-sleeping needs to end. Sometimes I love it, who doesn't love cuddling, but I'm often forced to lie in awkward positions for long periods of time with a baby attatched to me, plus if I move too much he wakes up now and that's super annoying. I think I'm just ready for him to move out of my bed... I'm just not sure he's going to be ready! haha.
Double post, darnit.
Lauren - Good luck. It took me 10 months to get Rory out of our bed but you have to start at some point fighting the fight LOL I did all sorts of crazy things from putting his crib mattress on the floor so I could nurse him to sleep and slip out to putting rails on our bed. But now he sleeps like a champ in his crib every night. It's blissfully wonderful. I still don't take it for granted, co sleeping is so not my thing!
Ashley - GL car shopping! What's the app, sounds like a good one!
VIrginia - I like the dress and yay for showing
Mary - HAHA on your mother. That's what I'm telling myself if nothing else this is a great experience but ugh a long and exhausting one too!
Hi all! It's a super quiet Friday in the office and I'm SO tempted to duck out early and hit some shops for an outfit for my interview. I wish it was just a suit like every other interview LOL I have those that's easy. THis whole "be casual and comfortable but professional" is for the birds. And I've almost slipped a million times when people ask where I'll be MOnday/Tues. Nothing ventured nothing gained....
Katie - You'll have to let us know what you decide to wear! Inquiring minds want to know!
Lauren - Good luck on ending the cosleeping.. HAHA... Holy crap, both boys are still in our bed. We've bought bed rails and cute bedding from pottery barn kids to make our guest bed into a big boy bed for them (to share until we move, I refuse to buy another bed for calvin until we move). But we keep getting set back on moving them into it. First, it was Calvin's broken arm and he was waking up in pain a lot, now it's just too exhausting to think of dealing with it because with my coworker gone, I'm having to work a lot of 14-hour days (16 hours if you count the drive time). So yeah, I'm not sure WHAT we're going to do, we just need to bite the bullet and get it done.
Virginia - Yes! The hair was like the most exciting thing to me. I just was not expecting it at all, and so it caught me by surprise and I was like, "Awww!"
AFM - I ate sauerkraut for two meals today, haha... I was starving at work and I broke down and texted my mom and asked her to bring me a turkey reuben from this local sandwich/soup/salad type restaurant. OMG, it was amazing. Then we had pork/kraut/mashed potatoes for dinner, haha. I had to take a zantac, hahaha. DH made some of his Irish soda bread and it worked PERFECTLY with the egg-replacer, yay! You can't even tell it's missing the egg. I always love it when it is a success. It's no wonder I'm huge this time... I'm eating EVERYTHING.
Mary - feel free to send that appetite my way. I could use it.
AFM: had hours of nightmares last night that I went to the NT scan and was told baby has Downs and then was devastated because DH and I previously agreed we'd terminate if that ever happened. It was so weird because I'm totally not actually worried about it happening (I know some people might think it's horrible, but we really did make that agreement). I guess it's better than vivid m/c nightmares. I haven't really had any of those this time, though.
Virginia - Ugh... Those dreams are terrible. I had a TON of nightmares early in this pregnancy. Pregnancy always gives me insane dreams, especially in the first half. I haven't had quite as many lately, probably because I never get into a deep enough sleep, hahaha. At least you have a plan for what you'd do in that situation. I've tried to think of it, and I honestly have absolutely no clue what I'd do. I really doubt I could go through with a termination unless the baby would not be viable after birth... But who knows what I'd really do if I were in the situation. Hopefully I won't ever have to make a decision like that. Being it's 99.9% certainly my last pregnancy and this bean seems to be healthy, that shouldn't be an issue for me.
AFM - Nothing too exciting. Just wanting to survive the next week. We're going to visit my family on Easter, so I'm excited about that. I always love watching my kiddos play with my cousins' kids.
ETA: Just looking at my updated ticker. My baby is closer to 4lb and has been head-down for quite a while now. Yes to the walking funny, though, haha.
Virginia - ugh that's miserable and I'm with Mary I don't know what we'd do. It would probably be a contentious situation as I think DH would be ok with anything and I'm not sure I would so ya....that's a topic we kind of stay away from unless we have to face it.
Mary - Mmm I'm jealous of you eating everything LOL I'd like to be able to eat everything right about now hahahaha
AFM - I leave tomorrow. My sister was in town today so she and my mom came over for dinner and my mom was being a bit of a grouch. I know the idea of us moving isn't making her happy. Sigh. I on the other hand really want it to work out. Work Friday was miserable and I know I have to get out....soooo fingers crossed!
Good luck Katie!!!!
Virginia - sorry about the nightmares.
Mary - you're getting so close!
AFM - my parents just left a bit ago. I'm surprised they still decided to come for the weekend since my mom has her surgery to remove the cancer tomorrow. I guess they probably just wanted to stay busy. Anyway, please keep my mom in your T&P's for her procedure! I'm sure she'll come out of it just fine, then she has a month or so to heal before they start radiation.
Lauren - I hope all goes well with your mom's surgery. KUP!!
Katie - Can't wait to hear how the interview went! Update when you can.
Virginia - How is the m/s treating you? I hope you're not too ill.
AFM - I finally upgraded my dumb phone to a smart phone. It'll probably be here tuesday. I held off for the longest time because I didn't want the higher bill, but I got weak, hahaha. I hope I like it.
Well I scheduled room service for breakfast this morning and now I'm too anxious to eat it. Naturally. I should have gone with a light toast and fruit bowl but I was STARVING last night when I put the order in and now I have a bunch of eggs I have no interest in. Sigh. Oh well not my bill I have 2 hours before my interviews start and I'm feeling all sorts of itchy to get going....Thanks for listening to me about it all it's HARD when you can't really tell ANYONE in real life. My husband, sister and mom know and one friend from work who I trust completely. That is IT. And my mom is being weird so I can't talk to her! So you cyber ladies are it haha lucky you
Virginia - I think that dress in blue would be great! I love the empire waist line, Mine for my BFF's wedding was. Just remember you might have to tailor a dress like that so add on at least $50 for that.
That is awful about the dream, thankfully it was just a dream. I had some STRANGE ones when I was pregnant with Natalie.
Ashley - I didn't work out and when I tracked my calories I could barely make what I needed. O.o I was trying to put on weight so that was a HUGE struggle.
Mary - Great sounding appointment. Wow can't believe you have to go to L&D (without privacy) for a check up.
I love my smart phone, what you get?
Lauren - Good luck with the transition from your bed to his own with Ben.
Hope your mom's treatment goes well.
Mary - Yay for being spoiled with the food!
Katie - Good luck with the interview.
Got a nasty cold, scratchy throat, runny nose... hoping it clears up quick.
Working today, it's quiet right now but I will have to start working on some stuff for an up coming convention.
Amanda - sorry you're sick. I hope it clears up quickly!
Mary - yay for a smartphone! I don't have one either, but I really have no reason for one right now. I'm at home and have an iPad and computer to use, and as for the phone part of it my cell phone just sits there all day not getting used 99% of the time, so why pay more?
Katie - ooooh I hope everything went well!! Can't wait to hear from you later.
AFM - I don't know a lot, but my sister texted me that my mom is out of surgery and everything went well. I'm supposed to call my mom tomorrow when she's not all groggy from the anesthesia, so I'll know more then.
Benjamin slept in his crib til 1 am last night! It took me an hour to get him down to sleep, but then he woke up 45 mins later when we put Xander to bed since Xander will not be quiet (argh), but luckily I got him down again pretty quickly. Then he slept from 7:30-1!!! I probably couldn't gotten him back into his crib after I fed him, but I was tired and lazy and brought him into bed with us instead. haha. My only real mini goal at this point is for him to sleep in his crib from 7-9:30 pm so I can have some time at night with no kids hanging all over me. hahaha. If he wakes up after that and wants in my bed, fine. I'll get into it more when he's 4 months old and I can start sleep training. Though maybe I'll be lucky and he'll fall into a good routine on his own and I won't have to do any training. *fingers crossed*
Fingers crossed for you Lauren! And I am glad your mom is out and doing ok. Thinking of her and your family!
AFM - What a LONG day. Got there at 8:40 had interviews from 9-2:30 straight back to back to back etc. Their whole shtick is that you shouldn't feel like you nailed it which I knew going it and certainly was the case. I didn't feel like anything was totally easy or that I am a definite by any stretch. I didn't feel totally out of my league though so that was good. I do think I relied on a few of the same scenarios and success stories over and over which may not be enough breadth of experience. If so then so be it. It was a good (if exhausting) experience and now I'm waiting for my red eye. I should hear in 1-2 weeks!
I'm glad it's all behind you and went well! It's probably going to be a long 1-2 weeks for you, eh?
Katie - Glad the crazy interview thing is done and I hope you're home by now!! I hope you get the offer!
Lauren - So glad to hear your mom's surgery went well. I hope the rest goes just as well.
Amanda - Oh, I don't go to L&D for all my check-ups, just for my NST's. And actually now that they have this maternal-fetal medicine area within L&D, I only have to go to L&D triage for my NST's when my work schedule is such that I can't go during normal business hours and I have to go late at night or on the weekend. I could do the NST's at my doc's office, but their hours are more restricted making it even harder to get in with my work schedule.
I hope you're feeling better from your cold! My DH had one recently, but thankfully none of the rest of us got it. That's odd, considering kids are like little petri dishes, and my immune system is crap when I'm pregnant.
AFM - I had a NST this morning.. Ugh. I didn't feel like it was going as great as the previous one. Baby was moving, but not as much as normal. I think he was just tired this morning after our double shift at work yesterday. But anyway, after my time on the monitor was up, the nurse told me she was just going to go show it to the attending physician. I knew she didn't show it to anyone the previous time and she had raved about how great he looked, so I felt like something wasn't as good this time. She was also asking me questions about my diagnosis of gestational hypertension. My BP was pretty low, 100/50 when she checked it. So I told her yes, it was running high this time (she thought maybe I was there as precaution because of last time)... I had to remind her I'm medicated, my BP is not naturally 100/50, haha. And she started asking me questions about if I've had an u/s recently. I told her, yes, I just had one on Thursday. So anyway, the doctor came in and talked to me, said the baby was showing minor signs that they see in situations where the fluid is running low. He said it was really pretty minimal, on the borderline of whether they'd order an u/s based on that, but since I had just had one, they wouldn't order another one. So they called over to my OB's office to find out what my fluid level was at my u/s on Thursday... It felt like FOREVER waiting, and I was getting nervous to be going down the low fluid path again. But thankfully, they reported it as 12.something. Under 5 is considered low, and I was at a 3.something when I was induced with Calvin. So 12 was great. They were happy enough with that result and let me go home. So I'm not sure what was up with his activity on the NST, but I hope my one on Friday is better.
This cold seems to be clearing, YAY!
Last day of work before Easter, a little frustrated since Nat's school is closed both the Friday and the Monday. (and only Friday is a statutory holiday) I have to get working on stuff for the upcoming convention and as much as I love the time off I really can't afford it time wise.
Mary - ugh that's frustrating, it has to be hard when monitored so often b/c there just have to be slow days right? Fingers crossed the next NST is all good! You are getting SO close!
Amanda - yay for feeling better! We get no days off for Easter luckily daycare doesn't close either.
I was SO tired yesterday. I actually fell asleep in the airport and almost missed my connecting flight which would have SUCKED. Then I got home and slept 3 more hours and went to bed early. UGH too much travel! So I'm glad to be home and not on the run!
Hey girls, sorry I read but don't have time for personals today. We are having a big week at our house - Brekke decided she was ready to move to her new bed at night too (she's been napping in it for about a month) which means changing rooms completely and being in the basement by herself. I wasn't sure if she would really stick with it, but 2 nights with no problems so I guess she's happy. I've spent most of the day trying to get her wall decorated down there and deconstruct her old room (it'll be baby's room and I don't think pink stickers everywhere will work for him). So crazy. SOOOO that being said, I moved her toddler bed into Dane's room yesterday. Last night, he wanted nothing to do with it and I ended up putting him in his crib because I was too tired to deal with it but he's currently napping in the BED right now! :party: Wish me luck...could have seriously backlash from him tonight but I've left his crib in his room for now too just in case. Pretty nuts though that he's in a big boy bed! Anyway, I have to workout quickly and shower before everyone wakes up but I promise to catch up on personals soon
I just got blindsided with bad news today
My dad's been undergoing treatment for a virus of some sort the treatment is very much like a cancer treatment with how it effects the body. He went for a check-up on Tuesday and was doing really well, no trace of virus found, so he would only have to be on the 6 month treatment.
I got a call from my mom this morning, and I am not sure how I am going to keep from breaking out in tears, my dad has landed in the ICU they haven't pin pointed what's wrong but it is life threatening.
Amanda - :bighug: I hope your dad is okay.
Mary - I'm glad the fluid level is still high enough. Hopefully everything will look better next time.
Ashley - yay for kids sleeping in their beds!
AFM: m/s is fading a little. I've decreased my zofran but getting the dose right is touch and go. It keeps wearing off at random times (like right when I got to the grocery store yesterday). And... I think I felt a wiggle this morning. I know it's too early, but I also know that nothing else has quite the same "there's a live goldfish wiggling around in my belly" feeling.
Amanda: *HUGS* Ps and Ts for your dad!
Virginia: yay that m/s is starting to fade. Mine really stuck hard this time until 14 weeks before it faded. And woohoo for possible movement!
Mary: GL with your NST tomorrow, hopefully it is more positive!
Katie: glad you didn't actually miss your connecting flight!
Well they decided not to offer me the position. Honestly I'm not shocked. It was a long shot to begin with, I really don't think I was at my best, it was a position not exactly in my wheel house. I'm disappointed and bummed ot be back to looking but it was a good experience. I've thought up a million better responses to their questions since leaving and that's a plus for next time, right?
Oh and I can get pregnant this summer, yay for that LOL
Amanda - :bighug: I'm sorry to hear about your dad, he'll be in my T&P's! kup
Mary - glad your fluid levels were good.
Ash - gl with the bed stuff!
Katie - sorry they didn't offer you the job, but yaaaay for getting pregnant earlier!
Virginia - glad the m/s is starting to back off.
AFM - Pathology came back on my mom yesterday and the doctor decided he didn't think he took off enough tissue and that there might still be some cancer cells, so my poor mom had to go in for more surgery today to remove more tissue! I feel awful for her, that's definitely not what you want to hear. Hopefully this'll be it, though. Well, until her radiation in a month or so that is. Uggggh.
DH went out with friends tonight, so it was my first time putting both kiddos to bed. No biggie, I do it at naptime so I wasn't worried. DH was freaking out, though, like he was leaving me with 10 kids or something. lol. All went well, just as I figured it would. I've had Benjamin in his crib for a few nights now and it's going really really well! He's going to bed so easily and only waking once to eat. The first few nights I brought him back to bed with me after he woke because I didn't want to hassle with trying to get him back to sleep, but last night I decided to try just plopping him back in his crib after he ate and he went right back to bed. My jaw about hit the floor, I did NOT expect this from my previously super clingy baby! hahaha
Lauren: that's cute your DH was concerned about your putting both kids to bed. My DH is zero help at bedtime other than entertaining one while I put the other one in bed, but the TV can handle that too if he's not available Glad to hear Benjamin is doing well in his crib!! And sorry about your mom, yikes. I hope the doc does a better job this time so she doesn't have to go under the knife again.
Katie: sorry they didn't offer you the job, but like you said, great learning experience if nothing else and woooooohooooo for getting to TTC sooner :woohoo:
I was looking at baby name forums today (no we still aren't close to set on a name for our little booger) and found this list someone put together of what the top names are popularity-wise taking different spellings into account. Mary, wasn't it you who said a while back you wish they had this somewhere? Anyway, it's fun to look at the crazy spellings of common names if nothing else...people are ridiculous.
I took the crib out of Dane's room yesterday because he slept all night in the bed and I figured if he can sleep all night and be fine, no reason to give him the option anymore. So it's now in the baby's room which is pretty much empty otherwise. He did great in his bed again last night - struggles to actually lay down and go to sleep (wants to come out and see what we're doing instead) but finally got back in bed and did fine. Yay!
Ashley - Yes! That was me talking about the crazy name spellings, haha. I always wish they'd link them up in the "top 100" or whatever so the same name doesn't get 2-3 spots, especially when the other ones are just because people spelled their kids' names wrong, hahaha.
Lauren - So sorry your mom had to have more surgery. Ugh. I guess as long as they get it all out of there, that's the important part. Hoping for the best!
Amanda - So sorry to hear about your dad. Any updates on him?
Katie - Boooo for no job offer! But woohoo for maybe having more babies sooner! haha. And I guess moving across the country might be a PITA.
Virginia - How did you get to 11 weeks already?!?! Wow, you'll be in the 2nd tri before we know it. Glad things are going well.
AFM - Had my NST today. It was okay. Baby wasn't giving them what they wanted at first, but he was moving a good bit. Lots of those big movements that feel like he's rolling over or something. But they weren't pleased, so they gave me some ice water and had me roll to my other side. He was good after that, I guess, and so we passed. Oh, and TGIF. I'm exhausted. Going to the zoo with the IL's tomorrow. Weather should be decent... Upper 50's and sunny. Then Sunday we'll be visiting my family for Easter. It's probably going to rain, which sucks. I hate when it rains on Easter. We like to do an egg-hunt for the kids, and we do it inside if it's rainy, which is just not nearly as fun as outside.
Double post, grrr
Amanda - ((HUGS)) how's your dad doing? I totally missed that when I posted last night, I'm so sorry!
Lauren - THat's so hard for your family and mom, ugh I hope they get it all. YAY for the sleeping that's AWESOME
Mary - glad you passed! Keep on cookin' little boy
Ashley - yay for Dane in a big bed!
AFM - I'm surprised that I'm a bit relieved today. There was some excitement about moving but I think it would have been CRAZY stressful and the idea of being away from the kids/DH for any length of time would have been REALLY hard. SOOOO maybe BFP around my sister's wedding in Sept? June Baby? Woot woot
Katie - June is a great time to have a baby! I much preferred being big in the Spring/Early Summer, as opposed to in the winter. The maternity clothes are cuter, and I didn't have to worry about slipping and falling on ice.
AFM - Going to the zoo today. It's supposed to be sunny and 60 degrees. Finally a nice weather day on a day I'm off work! I feel exhausted, though. I swear I haven't felt rested in the morning for the past week now. I'm pretty sure I'm just going to feel this way until the end. I feel like I sleep pretty well, but apparently I don't. I did wake up last night with some nasty heartburn. I took some tums and pepcid and fell right back to sleep, but apparently those little sleep disturbances every night are starting to add up.
Mary: must have been a disturbance in the preggo universe because I woke up basically gagging from heartburn. 3 Tums later and I was good to go though. Enjoy the zoo! Your weather sounds identical to ours today...love it!
Katie: I'm partial to summer babies being that is all I have...you don't have to worry about bundling up a tiny newborn in huge clothes just to go run an errand and like Mary said, you are hugely pregnant in "warm weather" clothes which are more comfortable and cute.
We've been out enjoying the warm weather playing in the yard and now the kids are having lunch and then naps. I need to get their Easter baskets done so that's probably what I have going on while they nap today. Then we're going to the soccer game tonight and my mom is watching my kids. Dane doesn't do that great with my mom so cross your fingers for us that he'll behave.
Crap, Easter baskets... LOL. I have baskets and some stuff to go in them, but I didn't feel like I got MUCH stuff to go in them. I need to go put them together, actually. I hate to buy a ton of candy, so I just bought them some chocolate from Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates (I'm excited to try them, lol). It's nice knowing I don't have to worry about a nut accidentally slipping in during the production. Got them some jelly beans and a couple little toys to go inside. Nothing too exciting, but they should enjoy it.
As for the heartburn, I made the mistake of eating greasy pizza last night, lol. I knew I'd pay for it. I actually meant to take a pepcid before bed and forgot. I was kicking myself for it when I woke up in the middle of the night DYING of heartburn, haha. I can tolerate foods like that when I'm not pregnant, but this little dude is apparently taking up too much space in my abdomen.
Today, we went to the zoo with the IL's. It was still a tad chilly for my taste, but it was much better than it has been lately. Upper 50's, or it might have hit 60 degrees. It was PACKED. OMG. I figured it would be. Any time you go on a nice-weather Saturday, you can guarantee it's going to be packed. DH and FIL stood in line to try to get us some food at the zoo and they were there probably 15 minutes and barely moved at all. There were still a LOT of people in front of them, so we said forget it. We ended up going out to eat afterwards and got some better food anyway, so that was okay, except I was a starving prego walking all over the zoo. Tomorrow, we'll go to visit my family. I'm anxious for the kids to get to play with some of my cousins' kids that they don't get to see very much.
Hope everyone has had a nice holiday weekend however you celebrate! We just do dinner at my cousin's. The boys played outside though and that was a nice change!
Mary - I SO wish we had a nice zoo close. I think we may go back to my sister's in NYC and hit the Bronx Zoo again this spring.
Ashley - hope Dane behaved!
Booked our summer beach vacation WOOT! I was thinking about changing things up but DH really wanted to keep it to driving and not get too crazy so we're going to stick with Cape Cod, renting the same house etc. Should be nice though. YAY vacation. I'm also thinking we need a new house laptop. We both have work ones and have basically used those but really we need one for house stuff so that's on the list too. As for today just cleaning and relaxing....a good day with the kiddos
My dad is not doing so well, he has pneumonia and it's BAD.
Natalie and I were sick last night so we had to cancel our Easter plans at our house. The girls were happy with the stuff the Easter Bunny brought them.
Amanda - So sorry your dad isn't doing any better. I hope things turn around for him. I hope you and Natalie are feeling better. We've had way too much sickness on this board over the past few months.
Katie - YAY for vacation! I was just whining on the way home about how I never get vacation, haha. My last one was in September. We went to visit SIL and BIL and they live in a bit of a touristy area anyway, so we did get to do some fun things. It was more off-season, so not very crowded and it was nice, but the weather was a bit cold and rainy. But ugh, that was soooo long ago. I really can't wait for maternity leave just to get some time off work. Only a month or so to go, thank goodness.
AFM - Easter was pretty good. We went to visit my parents. My aunt had a meal at her house, kids hunted eggs inside the house because it was a bit cold and rainy outside. They did go outside to beat up an Easter Bunny pinata, though. There were some bubbles inside, along with the candy, so the kids enjoyed playing with the bubbles for a bit. I was a bit nervous because both kids seemed to be having allergic-reaction type symptoms, especially Sean. Calvin's was mostly a skin rash, which he has had a few times before... I'm certain it's allergic in nature, and I'm going to have him tested soon. I was a little more nervous about Sean's... He started getting red welts on his face around his eyes and mouth, his nose was running, and it may be unrelated, but he had a really red rash on his bum. It was on the outside, more towards his hips, so it wasn't like a diaper-type rash, which he shouldn't have anyway, because he's potty trained. He was wearing a brand new pair of underwear for the first time, so I wonder if they were just bothering him. But as for the other symptoms, I don't know. I sorta wonder if he's allergic to my parents' dogs. Everyone was like, "Well if he's allergic to dogs, wouldn't he react to Peanut?" But not necessarily... First of all, Peanut is a short-haired dog and doesn't shed much. My parents' dogs are longer-haired, and they do shed a fair deal... I had a good bit of their hair stuck on my shirt. The other alternative is he has developed another food allergy, but I hope not.
FWIW Mary it is totally possible for people to have an allergic reaction to some dogs and not others. I have NO idea the ins and outs of it but I've been in rescue long enough to have seen dogs returned from placements because out of the blue someone in the family was allergic. They did baths and tried but for whatever reason that dog triggered a reaction when past dogs did not, some even adopt a different dog and are OK. I can't tell you what the medical stuff is behind it but it's possible from what I've seen.
Amanda -- Hugs I hope your dad turns around quickly