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Copied my stuff from April to here.

Mary - Too bad the contractions tapered off :(, good sign that baby might try and come on his own though.

Virginia - I don't know how you have the patients to BF for two years. Congrats!

Glad Oliver's 2 year check-up went well, can't believe he's 2 already. All your boys are big, Nat is still under 30 lbs and over 4 years old. Haven't checked her height, but she's pretty short. Short and skinny run in both families, so it doesn't shock me.

Lauren - Wish I could give you some advice, but I've always had easy kids when it came to visiting the doctor. I think with Natalie it's cause I have to visit one on a regular basis and I am fairly comfortable looking around them (at least on the outside).

My DH just did 2 allergy tests (seperate days), first for food, second for environmental, they did them on his arm, so they may split yours. Nothing came back as critical, had minor allergies to certain plants which we knew, and was surprised he was allergic to Rabbits and Hamsters, but not Guinea Pigs. I never really liked rodents as pets (except ferrets) so not a biggie.

Ashley - Yay for a new car, I don't drive so not a concern here. DH will be jumping for joy when he can get rid of this Civic, Honda cut corners on the 2012 model making it not as nice, it's also been through quite a few minor accidents.

I'm happy to see snow gone, but it's still May I don't trust the weather until the end of the month here, Ontario weather is fun that way.

*AFM*

Went to see the doctor about some stomach issues, right now I am just going take some fiber by her suggestion and get some tests run. I am going to pass on the Prevacid (a drug she prescribed), one of the possible side effects is "jerking muscle movements" and I already have that thanks to dystonia, don't want to make it worse with a drug.

Weather is beautiful today, wish I wasn't in the office all day. Sad

P.S.
OK what is with this why would I take a medication that give me worse stomach problems than what I have? To top it if she's concerned that my issue may be constipation why give a drug that causes it? OMG doctors are going to drive me INSANE!

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Mary - Happy EDD month, hope baby boy comes soon.

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He's coming tonight! Had my OB appointment and fluid had dropped too low, so I'm here in my hospital room waiting to get started!

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PS no GB posts yet please! Smile

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I just saw on FB that it's a go! Good luck, Mary!! Lots and lots of ELV's! Can't wait to see this new guy's little face and hear the name!!

Hi y'all! Wink I promise I am here. Seriously, I have such a hard time keeping up! Haha. Oh well, I will get back into a groove.

Quick news for me - my mom got her knee replaced today! She's already up and walking around, so, I think it went well! She was starting to feel more pain when I talked to her, so I think the "good stuff" was wearing off. It's going to be a long road to recovery, from what I understand, but I know she's so glad to have it behind her!

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Jen: yikes, knee replacement sounds rough. Tell her to take it easy!!

Mary: GOOOOOOOOD LUCK! Yahoo

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GL Mary! ELV!

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AAAAAAHHHHHH MAAAAAAARY!!!!!!!! ELV's! I can't wait to see your sweet new baby!

Ash - so glad you found a car. Sorry you have to lose one you love, though...

Amanda - sorry about the tummy issues.

Jen - I hope your mom recovers easily. I know knee surgeries can take awhile to heal from.

AFM - Xander did AMAZING at the doctor today! He stood on the scale to get weighed without issue. He sat on the exam table! He's never sat on it before, he always had to sit on my lap (even at his 3 year exam). He was such a big boy and so well behaved, I am so proud of him. I let him know how proud I was, too! He was excited to get some stickers and a pencil afterward, too. He was only 35 lbs. hahaha. I think he was 33.5 lbs at his 3 year check. He's so skinny, but very very tall. He's taller than almost all the other kids his age at playgroup and that live around here...

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just got my NT results. Odds of Downs is 1 in 34,000. Yahoo everything else they tested for was negative, too.

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Virginia - yay for awesome NT results!

We're supposed to get out tomorrow and I hope we do. L&D was pretty good, but it has been a lot of insane crap up here on the postpartum floor. Too much to type from my phone, but I can't wait to be home.

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Mary - Congrats! Hope you get to go home pretty early today.

Jen - Hope your mom's recovery is quick, sounds like things went well.

Lauren - Good to hear that Xander behaved for the doctor, 3/4 year olds are funny their attitude towards things can change day to day.

Virginia - Glad the NT went well, are you now offically on Team Blue?

*AFM*

Since Wednesday was my dad's birthday DH and I went to visit him in the hospital. He made HUGE progress since a week and a half ago, amazed everyone, including nurses and doctors. He had anti-biotic resistant MRSA caused pneumonia, which many people don't survive, so it's great to know he's recovering. Every day he's progressing well, coming of supports pretty quickly.

The weather has been nice, so yesterday I took the dog out and did a run, ended up walking half of it in intervals cause I was getting pretty exhaused, when I got home and looked at my tracking online I realized that I was going faster than my normal speed on the treadmill, was relieved to know I wasn't a wimp.

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Mary: looking forward to some crazy stories. Hope you get out of there soon!

Virginia: :woohoo: Great news!

Lauren: GOOO Xander! That's the best when they totally surprise you like that. And "only" 35 pounds makes me laugh (although I understand what you mean) because Brekke is maybe 28 pounds and a few months older. But she isn't tall either... poor little peanut!

Amanda: glad your dad is improving and that you got to see him on his b-day!

Trying to start tackling my "to do" list before the baby gets here in a month. Suddenly I feel the pressure to make sure things are done. I need to sew a crib skirt (bought the fabric Wednesday) because I couldn't find anything that matched what I was going for elsewhere. Then I need to hang a few shelves, make an IKEA run for a storage cube (love them for the kids instead of a dresser), and make/hang a few decorations for baby's room then I should be done. Only 32 days until my EDD...yikes! Mary must have lit a fire under me to get moving Wink

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Ashley - Hope you can strike out a few of those things on your to-do list.

*AFM*

Just complaining about DH, I do really really want to see the new Ironman and Star Trek movies, but his asking me about plans for them is driving me INSANE! My Mom was going to watch Nat tomorrow night so we could go see Ironman but cancelled cause my Dad wants her to stay at the hospital and watch the Leafs game with him. She said she'd watch Nat tonight but I forgot to see if she'd be okay with the show time we were planning on going to and asked me to call her cell phone, uh no, she's on her way to the hospital to visit my Dad now there is no way I am going to call her. Does he just not get it or understand? Her priorities aren't on our kids right now, I'm cool with that but he doesn't seem to get it.

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Nope, not officially team blue yet. still just an 80% chance. Wink I haven't had an u/s since 12w, I just head additional bloodwork to finish the test and got the results from that. big u/s is in 2 weeks.

ETA: since I was uploading a new belly pic, I figured I'd share one from Oliver's birthday, too. He was having a very sad party, but stopped crying for the cake. And he really wanted us to just stop singing and give him the whole thing

Alex wanted the cake, too. And in case you're wondering, it was a delicious chocolate mousse cake with shaved dark chocolate and candied violets on top. We have an amazing cake bakery near us. Biggrin

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Virginia - so cute! Happy Birthday! I can't believe he's 2 already

Amanda - so glad your dad is doing better! Hope you got/get to see the movie

Ashley - GL getting everything done. I can't believe you have a month!

Mary - Hope you're enjoying those first few crazy days! I was wondering....are you going to be 5 in a bed? If so you'll be my hero LOL

The weather is beautiful here I LOVE it! Just playing outside and having a generally relaxing day!

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after 2 1/2 hours straight putting away laundry and switching the kids to new sizes and/or summer clothes I'm ready to sign the whole family up for a nudist colony. How do people with a bunch of kids handle all the darn laundry?

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Virginia - you tell me how you handle all the laundry! lol. I can hardly keep up with two kids, I don't know how you do it!

Amanda - so glad to hear your dad is doing better. Sorry your DH doesn't seem to get it, obviously your mom has other priorities at the moment...

Katie - we had some gorgeous weather, too. Too bad I was stuck inside cleaning while DH and Xander got to play outside! Boooo!

AFM - Allergy update.... Well I was right about the sesame, I'm allergic to that. And I'm also allergic to SOY! SOOOOY! It's in EVERYTHING! My ranch dressing, mayonnaise, canned tuna (!), bread, crackers, and, well, everything... And I'm more allergic to that than peanuts or sesame, so I really have to avoid it. This sucks so bad. It explains why I've felt so crappy for so long... I'm also allergic to apples and carrots. Seasonally, I'm allergic to most trees (except pines), grass, corn pollen (great when you live in IL!), cats, guinie pigs, dogs (great since I have TWO!), and I'm majorly severely allergic to dust mites. The spot on my back was bigger than a golf ball when she came to check me after a few minutes, she was like "oh dear!" lol So they said I have to be crazy strict about keeping my house clean or I'm always going to feel crummy... They said to start with my bedroom, so I've spent the last two days completely taking it apart and cleaning everything (with a mask on, yeah I have to wear a mask when I clean now), which has been awesome... Luckily we have a temperpedic-like bed and pillows, which dust mites can't live in, so I don't have to buy those expensive protectors. But I'll have to dust everything weekly, vacuum weekly, and keep up washing all the bedding. Not to mention keeping the rest of the house spotless. Totally doable with a four month old, right? hahaha And the dogs aren't allowed to sleep in bed with us anymore since I'm allergic to them too, which they're not thrilled about. We're going to hear a lot of whining in the weeks to come. *sigh* And I'll have to bathe them often. Luckly Brodie is supposedly hypoallergenic, but Zuul isn't and he has a lot of dander. Gah. What a pain in the butt! I can't believe how much stuff I'm allergic to!

Xanders dental work is on Wednesday, we go for a dental visit on Tuesday to go over stuff... I just want this week to be over with!

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Virginia - Sorry Oliver had a sad birthday, hope the cake cheered him up. Yay for a good bakery near by.

With laundry I make my 14 year old do her own. Even just cleaning 3 people's laundry (Nat, DH and I) is a pain.

Lauren - That stinks about the allergies, guess it's good that you know now. I think the big one my DH was surprised by was dandlions, it explains why he has trouble cutting grass when he doesn't have a grass allergy.

*AFM*

Had a good weekend.

My mom asked me at about 3:00 pm on Friday, when we were dropping Natalie off, so we could see the movie, I thinkk she was happy to have someone at the house with her for the night.

Dana, DH and I saw Ironman, I thought it was a good fun movie.

Saturday's Apollo has school, he was a bit of a nut because one of other dogs set him off. He did mostly good even with the distraction. After his lessons we picked up Sadie and went to the dog park. I think it's great to let them socalize, Apollo still needs some work.

We have Seasons passes to Canada's Wonderland, since yesterday was opening day we went there. I spent the first hour and a half with Dana going a couple of big rides then spent two hours with Nat on kids stuff. After that we went to the mall near by and picked up some hockey gloves for Natalie, she needs them for Jr. Sports Club this week, she'll need them if she does any hockey, ball, floor or ice.

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Amanda: glad you were able to see the movie. I've never had to venture the dog park since my pug gets a solid workout walking around the block (haha) but I'd be all about it if I had a bigger dog. Wonderland sounds like a blast!

Virginia: poor kid, glad he liked his cake at least!

Lauren: yikes, your allergies sound like my DH's (aside from food allergies which he's never been tested for). Huge bummer about the soy, that'll be a major pain until you get used to what it is and isn't in. *hugs* Cleaning with a mask on sounds super sexy, haha. Oh well, totally worth it if you start feeling better!!

Both of my kids picked up a cough over the weekend, presumably at a birthday party we went to. Last night, I got to rotate sleeping in each of their beds because they were up all night coughing/crying. Did I mention Dane has a TODDLER bed?? Good thing I'm short, but this huge belly makes it tough to fit! Praying I don't get it but doubt my odds are great after getting coughed on all night. They both had fevers when they got up this morning, but seem to be feeling somewhat better after some ibuprofen and liquids, at least not burning up anymore or looking like they were beyond miserable. I've been trying to give them warm milk with honey for their coughs but neither will touch it so I resorted to sucking sweet throat drops and water. Oh well, better than nothing I guess.

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Lauren - Booooo for all those allergies. I hope you'll feel better now that you know what to avoid.

Virginia - I hate, hate, hate laundry!! I can never keep up.

Ashley - Sorry about the sick kids. I hope you don't get it. Hopefully all the sickness will be out of your house before baby comes.

Amanda - Wonderland sounds fun. I look forward to doing that kinda stuff with my kiddos.

AFM - I feel like crap. I posted more details on my birth thread. Blah. I can't wait to get past this initial post-partum time. I'd say this recovery has been harder than Calvin's. He was my easiest. Sean's recovery was mostly okay, aside from the 2nd degree tears. That was painful for 2 weeks or so.

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Lauren - sorry about all the allergies!

Ashley - I hope everyone gets better quickly

Mary - feel better

AFM: still trying to clear the backlog after m/s and DH's insane work schedule (which is still going). Just went through 4 months of photos and a bunch of old e-mail including almost 600 photos the boys' school sent me back in November
I realized today that I don't know how I'll react if this baby actually turns out to be a girl. I'd really like another boy. And I'd love for our family to have a girl.

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Ladies, I am under enormous stress. I mentioned it before, but for about 3 days, I've had tingling in my hands and feet. I've been dwelling on it, putting it together with past experiences, and I've convinced myself I have MS. I am sincerely hoping this is just an epic case of post-partum insanity, but I'm really convinced. It doesn't help that I'd already had the thought in the back of my mind years ago. I've had symptoms off and on for years that I always attributed to something else... Blurred vision, I blamed on the fact that my blood sugar can get really low at times, or the fact that I stare at a computer all day. I've had tingling in hands and feet many times, but usually only short lived, and it happens when I panic about something, then goes away when the adrenaline rush is gone. There were times in college when I'd have a twitch in my foot or my face for days or weeks, and I attributed it to being under extreme stress, sleep deprivation, too much caffeine. Cognitive problems... A decrease in ability to concentrate, think straight. I always blame it on working in a fast-paced environment, and anxiety. Now, I'm convinced that it's all related by MS, and I'm terrified. Many of these symptoms are also symptoms of anxiety, which I'm definitely prone to. However, I wasn't feeling overly stressed when this started with the hands and feet. My OB's best guess is that it's related to the fluctuation in my BP, but I don't know. So scared... This neurology consult can't happen soon enough. Sad

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That's so scary. Do you have a neurology consult scheduled? if so, I hope it happens soon and I hope it's all just post-partum freak-out. :bighug: KUP.

AFM: baby gave me a bit of a scare this morning. Movement has gotten more regular, but I haven't felt any in around 24 hours except for maybe a tiny tap as I was falling asleep last night. After waiting patiently for a couple hours this morning I got our my doppler. And for the first 30 seconds or so found nothing but silence and my own HB. I finally found baby way up at my belly button. Thank goodness.

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Virginia: this baby would do that to me in the "teen" weeks too. About gives you a heart attack. Then he'd hide just like that so I couldn't find him with the doppler forever. They cause their poor mom's stress before they're even born! I can't wait to hear what you're having soon, either way!! Wink

Mary: *hugs* I hope it is just postpartum paranoia and your OB is correct that it's related to your BP bouncing around. Hoping you get a consult soon that is able to ease your mind!! :vibes:

Kids are still not feeling well and I have now picked it up to some extent. Luckily, I don't seem to have it nearly as bad as they do but a sore throat on top of heartburn is pretty crappy. Brekke has a school program this morning that she's been practicing for for weeks so I basically just drugged her up and sent her off, crossing my fingers she does okay until after it is over. At first, she didn't want to go, but once we were in the car she got excited. I haven't gotten decent sleep for several nights now so I'm about as loopy and cranky as you could be. Oh well. After this, I won't think much of getting up to feed a baby so I guess that's the silver lining. Or a preview to what a grump I'll be for the next few months Wink

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No call from neuro today. Doc said should be within 10 days. The waiting is horrible. In the meantime, I'm severely struggling with the stress. I have an appointment with OB in the morning about starting a PPD med. Too bad it's not an instant fix, as it'll take a few weeks to kick in. I'm constantly shaking. Sad they told me to go back to ER if I develop weakness in arms/legs or headache.. I have all of that. Just so scared. And to top it off, my temp is a bit elevated now, 99.3. Not terrible, but keeping an eye on it.

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take care of yourself, Mary! Is there anything behavioral that tends to help with anxiety for you? For me it's zofran and sleeping. Maybe a movie you love or something? I hope you feel better.

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Not sure. I've been reading some books, playing some little internet games, etc today just to try to keep my mind occupied. Went to the store earlier, but I felt like it made the tingling worse as opposed to better, so that made me feel worse. I have moments of feeling relatively normal, then 10 minutes later, I'll be in crisis mode. It's really bad. And I'm not sure what's up with this low-grade fever. It was 99.8 earlier, and I had already taken ibu and tylenol both. Ugh. Falling apart.

ETA: I think it's safe to say that with the way I feel right now, I'm no longer disappointed about being done having babies. I can't imagine going through this again. My mom is emailing me definitions of postpartum psychosis, postpartum anxiety, etc. Goodness.

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Is it possible you're developing an infection? That could cause weakness, headache, the fever... I'm glad you're seeing your OB in the morning. Try to take it easy tonight. you'll get some answers soon and stressing out won't help anything (and i know how useless it is to hear that). If your main cause of stress is the slight possibility that you have MS, I was just reading an article the other day about all the amazing new medications which have recently or are currently being developed. It talked about a woman who was diagnosed at 24 and in the 6 years since then her illness has basically been stalled by meds and she got married and had two kids and is now a working mom.

You will be okay. deep breaths. Is it possible to take something mild to knock yourself out tonight? Unisom works wonders for me (I usually take it for morning sickness).

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Oh Mary HUGS!!! I am sincerely hoping it's just stress and anxiety and that you will be feeling better with meds, good sleep and recovery. I will be thinking about you please KUP. How's your littlest man? I hope he's been a good baby.

Ashley - hope you're feeling ok

Lauren - wow that's a lot of allergies! I know multiple people who have had help from shots, any thoughts from your doc on that?

Virginia - Glad baby was just hiding on you! I think I'd love a girl but if we had a 3rd boy I'd be thrilled too...

AFM - Evan is sick...it seemed like a cold but tonight he was whiny and warm so who knows. Rory didn't nap today and was a bear so I'm hoping he isn't getting it! Work is a circus so I'm running a million directions. I am looking forward to the weekend!

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Mary - you're describing what my PP time was like! Lots of tingling in my legs and feet and I was constantly freeeeezing cold and shaking. I'm prone to anxiety, too, so then it would just escalate because I'd be convinced something horrible was happening and I'd panic about it. Turns out the tingling was from delivery/pushing and all that and went away after 2-3 weeks. Plus PP hormones do craaazy stuff to us!

I'll post more later, just don't have time at the moment......

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Katie: ick, sorry Evan is sick. Hope Rory doesn't get it too Sad

I definitely picked up my kids cold after thinking I was in the clear :thumbsdown: They both had fevers which I don't so I won't complain too much, but my head feels disconnected from my body. I hate being sick. The weather is supposed to be perfect here today so hopefully some time outside will be good for all of us. Dane is mostly over it aside from an occasional cough but Brekke just can't kick it. Annoying.

On another note, did you all see the 2012 SSA Baby Name list came out last night? Yahoo Maybe I'm the only one who's been not-so-patiently waiting for it - lol! The list I *really* want though is the state-by-state popularity since where I live tends to have names from way out on the list be top 100 or 75 locally, but I have to wait another week before that one will be out. Not that it really matters, if we can just settle and both be happy on a name I'll be thrilled but I enjoy the lists all the same Wink

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Mary - It really does sound like your bodies stress response, glad you are getting it checked out.

Virginia - Glad you were able to find baby and that he/she is fine.

Ashley - Hope the everyone get better quickly. Good luck with the name, DH and I always found ours early.

Not sure if I mentioned our boy name choices never got to use them.

Julian Alexander
Christopher Alexander

I know Liam was really popular 4 years ago, we picked it right before it boomed in 2009, made me glad I had a girl.

Liam Owen
Liam James

And DD1's name is unisex, Dana. I've been asked if her name would have been the same if she were a boy but the answer is NO. Her middle name is a girls name, though there is a male equivalent.

Katie - Hope Evan gets well soon and hope the cold stays away from Rory.

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I'm excited about the list! yay.

Mary - I hope your appointment went well this morning and you're feeling better today.

AFM: I'm feeling pretty crummy. my stomach feels off and even though it's only in the low 70s today I feel like I'm melting if I go outside. Ugh. I'm guessing the heat exacerbates my low BP. I hope it gets better soon. Otherwise this is going to be a tough summer. I don't recall having much trouble with heat when pregnant with Alex, even though he was born mid-August.

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Well I got a call at 8:30ish this morning to tell me my OB was out sick. Ugh. I panicked a bit, thinking they would make me wait until next week. Something about just getting started on a treatment makes you feel a little better, you know? So anyway, they got me in with a different doctor that I had never met. I talked to him, broke down crying, etc. He gave me zoloft. I took my first dose already. I hate knowing that it takes a few weeks to kick in. I hope I get at least some benefit from it sooner. I desperately want to be able to enjoy my babies and my last ever maternity leave. This experience has convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am done having babies. I was sorta on the fence, thinking maybe one day I'd try to talk DH into a 4th... Hell NO!! I can't endure this again. Sad, but true. I'm happy with my 3 little men.

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I'm glad you got started on something! I hope it helps quickly.

ETA: I don't want to find out the gender next week. The kids are counting down the days, but for the first time ever I'm not really excited about an u/s and I just realized it's the gender thing. I really don't care if it's a boy or a girl. Or, to put it better, I want both. I'm worried I'll be a little disappointed either way (although, maybe I should look at it like I'll be excited either way). I'd rather just leave it a surprise, but there's no way DH will ever go for that. Maybe baby just won't cooperate.

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Virginia: GL with the baby not cooperating. Didn't pan out for me Wink unless HE decides to come out as a SHE but the tech was pretty convinced she saw a penis so I'm not planning on that happening.

Mary: glad the other doc at least got you started on something. I hope it kicks in sooner than later and life looks up again *hugs*

Amanda: Liam jumped into the top 10 this year for the US, right next to William ironically. I have a friend who is considering this name for her little guy but that might be enough to change her mind...

Managed to drag the kids to IKEA to quickly grab some Mother's Day flowers (they have really pretty orchids for $10!). Then the other Mother's Day things I'd ordered were delivered today. Woohoo, I'm done! My mom took DD out yesterday for a while to run errands with her and she let her pick out a present for me and then wrapped it...don't worry though, my very excited 3 1/2 year old has told me at least 20 times that she got me a necklace HAHA! So funny.

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I love the list too. Evan is fairly popular but not Rory and our generation Associates it mostly with girls from Gilmore girls. I actually almost backed off and went with Ryland bc of that but I am so glad we decided we didn't care....names are definitely personal you have to do what feels best

Mary I hope you feel better soon you too Virginia

Omg baby fever has hit but timing is all wrong we need to wait but ahhhhh lol

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Katie - That's funny, I've never thought of Rory as a girl name. But I've never watched that show, either. I think of the kids' show "Roary the racing car" haha... Same name, different spelling.

Virginia - The gender u/s is a tricky beast. You can be perfectly happy about what you got, but also mourn what you didn't get. I know I've done that all three times, even though I sincerely was happy with all my boys. Good luck with baby not cooperating. Wink

I'm still hanging in there. Still highly anxious, and now I have a UTI also. When it rains, it pours. Speaking of which, I'm reading "Down Came the Rain" by Brooke Shields about her PPD. Mine is more of a post-partum anxiety, which doesn't get as much attention, but apparently still affects about 1 in 10 postpartum women. I'm enjoying the book so far. Makes me feel a bit less alone, even though I'm not actually to the part about her PPD yet. Still reading about her struggles to TTC and difficult delivery. It sucks to feel so out of control, like I'm dying, etc. I want to be able to enjoy little man and I feel like I can't. I'm shaking constantly, have had heart palpitations, chest pain, headache... I've had two ER visits (blood pressure out of control... fine one minute, scary high an hour later), a visit with the primary care doc, and an OB visit in the last week. It's all SO unlike me. I sincerely hope this is all just an insane hormonal thing, but it's strange to me that I never had anything like this with my other two. Unreal.

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Mary - I've been thinking of you a lot and checking for your updates. I'm sure like everything else every pregnancy, delivery, and PP are different. I'm so sorry this one has been so hard on you but you are getting help so I'm really hoping meds kick in for you sooner than anticipated and hormones calm down and you can just relax and enjoy your time home with all your boys (dh included lol). I'll know you're feeling better when I start to see all the FB pics come back (I have baby fever and you have a baby I keep looking for new pics...I can admit it ;))

AFM - had a nice day. I opt'd out of my family's mother's day dinner. I felt a little guilty but the place is kind of a hike and the dinner is rather long. Not particularly formal but lengthy. None of their offerings would have appealed to the boys and they weren't starting until 6. It just sounded like a night of us trying tirelessly to keep them from being disruptive. My mom was good about it but was disappointed so we stopped over there and brought her some pretty flowers. Then we made pizza and now the boys are playing elephant-fun whatever with the butterflies. A wild Mother's Day Smile Hope you have all had a nice weekend!

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Katie - Sounds like a pretty good day to me. I probably would've wanted to skip a dinner like that too, especially with the kiddos. I'm skipping our family thing tomorrow. It's an hour and a half away, and I am NOT up to traveling in the state I've been in the past several days. I've actually been really sad that I haven't felt like doing pictures. I have all these cute little hats and things to put on him for pictures, and I know that "newborn" look is going to be gone soon. I want to get on it, but I can barely get off the couch. I've never been in such bad emotional shape. Ugh. I think I would feel so much better if I had a good obvious cause for why I started having the tingling in my hands and feet, but since I don't, I'm convinced it's MS and I'm going to have to live with a horrid debilitating illness. Ugh. I just want to enjoy my babies. This sucks.

In other really crappy news... Our washer broke a few days ago, so we haven't been able to do any laundry. DH and FIL fixed it today, and I kid you not, the freaking DISHWASHER broke immediately thereafter. I pump about 7 times a day and the baby eats at least that much... So imagine all those pump and bottle parts, and OMG. We ran our dishwasher at LEAST twice a day. Now we'll have to hand wash them all. OMG. DH ordered a part for it as well... Should be here Tuesday. I hope it works. I'd rather not buy new machines that will likely just stay with the house whenever we move.

In other crazy news... A 15-yr-old girl who goes to the high school I went to was horribly beaten at school by another girl student yesterday. It was on her birthday. Everything is hearsay, but supposedly it was so bad that she was having seizures from having her head bashed into the floor. All of it over a boy. Crazy...

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Ugh Mary!! I know things like washers and dishwashers aren't huge deals in the grand scheme but really WTF? Why do they have to break right when you need them most? Total BS. I felt guilty b/c I know my family always likes to have the kids there and we hadn't all gone out as a family to this place for mother's day since we lost my gram in 2007 (it was her favorite place that we all took her to every year) so this was the first year everyone could handle the thought of going back. My mom said everyone had fun and missed us but understood. My gram would have loved my boys, her own boys were her favorites (my uncles are 11 months apart and of course she didn't ever say that but it was always the family joke than Jerry and John were her favorites) so I know she would have gotten a total kick out of my little men.

I hope the neurologist gives you the all clear ASAP so you can relax a bit and take lots of baby pics! This girl has raging baby fever but I'm SO torn on when to TTC. I think I will definitely wait until after my sister's Sept wedding but from there.....Oct would = a July baby which would be awesome I'd be off July-Sept then DH might take off Sept-Dec since I work full time now. But we'd have more than a year of 3 kids in daycare. Financially we could do it.....if we waited a year though Evan would be in school.....but then they'd further apart. It's my last baby no doubt there so I'm torn.

And all that being said I have no desire to be pregnant or deliver. Rory was a giant I felt like garbage and I had serious fears I had a prolapsed uterus. I didn't post about it but I had some serious paranoia b/c had discomfort and like pressure down there for weeks. I googled images that made me want to cry. So I have this deep potentially irrational fear that if I have another big baby (and my babies are like gargantuan big I mean Rory NEVER wore newborn in diapers or outfits they had to call pediatrics for size 1 diapers at the hospital....) I'll wind up all prolapsed. Ugh. I have never gone back to the doc post-Rory maybe I should go and tell him my insane fears....

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Just a short post bc I'm on my phone, but if u have time, read this.
http://www.whattoexpect.com/groups/m/postpartum-depression/discussion/7275289

Omg I could have written most of the posts myself...

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Happy Mother's Day!

Mary - Logs of hugs for you today! Anxiety is horrible, especially when you think you're dying or seriously ill. Been there, done that. Not fun... I hope the meds kick in quickly and your dr can reassure you so that you can get back to enjoying your new sweet baby and the boys again.

Katie - it probably wouldn't hurt to let your doctor know your concerns, just so you don't spend your entire pregnancy worrying about it. I would've skipped a dinner like that too. Xander is in bed at 7-7:30 and there's no way a 6pm dinner would fly.

AFM - I can't believe the weekend is over! I don't feel like I accomplished anything, yet I had so much to do... I at least got my plants purchased and a bunch planted - then as I was digging around my DH got a weather alert on his phone saying we were now under a frost warning! WTF!? UGH! So I stopped planting and we brought what I hadn't planted inside. The rest has sheets over them... THey'd better survive or I'll be po'd. I spent so much time outside and I don't have time to spare these days!

For the record, I always thought having a peanut allergy sucked. Yeah..... Nothing compared to a soy allergy! It's in everything! I've lost 4 pounds since finding out because there are SO many foods I can't eat. I basically have to make everything from scratch - my own bread, mayonnaise, salad dressing, etc. Baaaaah. And I still haven't finished deep cleaning my house. Last week was just too busy with Xander's procedure. Oh yeah, I haven't even posted on that yet.

Everything went smoothly and he made it through the anesthesia and dental work just fine. I'll give a warning now for the rest - you know that he's fine and absolutely nothing bad happened, but the rest of this might be hard for some of you to read and I just want to put that out there - but I kind of need to get it off my chest.

I went back with him while they put him to sleep and it was so horrendously heartbreaking, I just can't even describe. I held it together and held his hand and was actually the one to tell him to breath in and all that, because he kept trying to play with the mask (they'd given him a "kiddie cocktail" so he was basically acting drunk and silly at this point). But watching him go limp like that......... Not cool. I was actually okay when they told me to go, but then all these nurses started hugging me and telling me it was going to be okay and I just freakin' lost it and started bawling in front of an entire room of people. I wish they'd not ambushed me like that. I get that they care and that's nice, but I would've held it together had they not done that. I found out after the procedure that almost no one ever requests to go back with their kid at this point. That seems so strange to me, I guess I couldn't imagine NOT going back with him, even if it was hard. My dentist said in 35 years she's only had a few want to. I'd do it again, though. He wanted to hold my hand while we went back there and I wouldn't take that from him. So all went well and they said when he came out of it that he'd most likey freak out for a few minutes as most kids do (it's just the nature of coming out of anesthesia), but that they'd call me after that part. Well they couldn't calm him down and they were going to sedate him (this is after the procedure), but my dentist ran out and grabbed me and dragged me back there. I had no clue what was happening and then I heard him from across the floor screaming "MOOOOMMMMMYYY!!!" at the top of his lungs over and over again. He was in complete and total panic mode when I got there, trying to rip out his IV and thrashing around. They set him in my lap, I asked them to take out his IV, which they thankfully did, and he was calm within a minute and just cuddled in my arms for an hour or so. He was still loopy, obviously. It was the saddest thing I've ever seen. He was a little crazy for a few hours after that, laughing at everything and just acting, well, drunk. heh. We drove home and by the time we got home he was okay. He ate pretty much everything under the sun (that was soft anyway) and recovery was okay for the next few days. Now he's totally fine and loves his new shiny teeth. Geez. heh. I can also tell his mood and personality have changed a bit, which I'm thinking is because he's not in chronic pain anymore. Or maybe I'm reading too much into it. I don't know, but I hope that's the case.

So I'm sorry to have unloaded that on you all, but I just kind of needed someone else to know. I haven't talked to my mom yet since she's starting radiation tomorrow.

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Lauren: I can't believe more parents don't go back with their kids! Irregardless of how it was for me, I would want to be there for my child until they wouldn't let me any longer. Strange. I'm glad things seem to have gone well and he is doing much better and is happy. Sorry about your frost warning, that's annoying! GL getting the deep cleaning done and I'm really still feeling for ya with the soy allergy because I see that warning on almost everything that is MAY contain soy. :doh:

Katie: I can't blame you on being nervous to be pregnant/deliver again with that situation. Yikes. That would scare me too. I dated a kid back in the day named Rory so it'll always be a boy name to me too. I love it but obviously could NEVER use it personally Wink

Mary: I'm so sorry you are going through that *hugs* And YIKES to your dishwasher and clothes washer breaking...WTH! Not cool. Hopefully they'll both be quick/cheap fixes. I hate appliance issues.

Had a nice Mother's Day. DH (well the kids) got me new running shoes which I need SOOOO badly so I'm looking forward to breaking those in soon. We spent the first half of the day running around seeing DH's family, then my mom came over in the afternoon so that was a lot easier. We're all still trying to get 100% healthy and the kids seem to be more grumpy/moody than usual. Today I'm working on backing up and clearing out all of my cameras (video & regular) so they can be ready to roll for the big day in a few weeks. Pretty nuts how fast that's coming :eek:

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Lauren - I'm so glad everything turned out okay with the dental work. The soy allergy must really suck.

Mary - :bighug: I've been thinking of you. I hope you get the anxiety under control soon. I know how nasty it can be. If you feel like taking pictures of your boys I would love to see them! You do such an amazing job.

AFM: Mother's Day wasn't great. DH completely failed to let me sleep in (it's been months, it's all I really wanted Instead, he and Raymond had an argument yelling over me (one standing on each side) because Raymond had stepped in cat vomit and DH wanted him to take a bath. And somehow it ended with them both yelling at me. :doh: It got better from there, but I'm exhausted today.

and a couple photos from last night (thought of you when I took these, Mary!)

ETA: my big u/s is Friday but we're having the tech write it in a card and I probably won't have the news or pics to share until Monday. Wink

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Lauren: :bigarmhug: I really can't believe most parents don't go back, that's kind of crazy to me. I can TOTALLY imagine Evan going nuts like that waking up alone in a weird place with strangers. I'm glad he's feeling better now! Blah to the soy, that sounds super hard!

Mary: Hope you're doing ok!

Ashley: YAY for new shoes.

Virginia: Holy cute kiddos! Now I'm picturing a 4th little boy face in there...but you never know Smile

Nothing too exciting here....survived Monday!

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Mary - Hope you figure things out with what is happening to you. Crappy about the Washer and the Dishwasher, glad your hubby can fix them.

Katie - I am sure if you get pregnant again you can let the doctor know your concerns, they could induce early, not that I support that but medical reasons are valid. DH's SIL delivered a nearly 12 lb baby, after a difficult and long labor.

Lauren - Yeah it's frustrating when epmathetic people cause you to cry. Sorry to hear Xander had a meltdown at the dentists office at least it was coming off of the sedation, good to hear the surgery went well.

Ashley - Glad your Mother's Day was good. How are you doing with packing for the hospital? Can't believe you are now considered full term.

Virginia - Sorry your Mother's Day started out with a battle, glad things got better. The pics of the kids are cute.

*AFM*

I keep thinking I posted then find out later I didn't, yay me!

My Mother's day was good, Natalie actually managed to keep her gift a secret, she gave me a keychain and bath salts, she made them at school. Dana headed over to the mall and got me some wrap around headphones for when I am running.

I am soooooo glad that Natalie is done at this Montissori school in June, last week I found a used needle on the ground, then on Monday one of the signs was broken and on the ground (and it's a big sign), as of this morning it hasn't been moved. I will be reporting the school in June, don't have care for Natalie until then so I don't want to force the topic and deal with facility closures. The teachers are great, but the management is doing a horrible job on up-keep for the building, and it's an old building so it needs a lot of work.

I need to get Natalie enrolled in summer care through another program, I know there are spots available so that's not an issue. My biggest issue is they want the money up front, and I just hate to put it on my credit card.

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Katie - :bighug: I'd talk with the doctor about it. Hopefully s/he can help you get over the worry. I'd be worried too if I had gone through that.

Mary - I hope you're starting to feel better. :bighug:

Amanda - I hope you find a new school quickly.

AFM: hanging in there. I can't believe the u/s in just 2 days away. Wow. DH is super busy at work again. He really needs a break soon. It's getting insane. He's only sleeping 4-6 hours a night during the week.
And, on top of that, one of our cats is sick. He's been peeing blood, which is really not good for a male cat. We've had him at the vet (got an antibiotic and another med) but beyond that we can either do a bunch of expensive tests and potentially surgery or just see if he pulls through on his own. We're taking the wait and see route, because as much as we love him, he is a cat. And his behavior is just fine even though it's been over a week since this started. Just more stress on top of everything else.

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Your cat may just need a change of diet. I know foods high in ash cause male cats to get UTI's.

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My female cat is prone to UTI's, more cause of age, we have to be sooooo careful with her diet.

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