Virginia - Glad the knee is better. I hope it's even better tomorrow.
AFM - This situation with the tingling could drive me insane. Ugh. Today, my left hand has been much worse. Definitely worse than my right today, and it actually has pain associated with it. It was just tingling originally, not with pain. Ugh, I hate this. I did do some pictures of Sean and Nolan today (Calvin was napping). They're on fb, but I'll share a few here.
And one of Calvin sleeping:
oh wow, they look so alike! I can't wait to see one of all three of your boys.
GL with the doctor tomorrow. I hope s/he can help, or, better yet, reassure you that it's not neurological.
ugh, we've got a heatwave coming. I'm going to be useless.
Mary: good luck with the neurologist today!! *hugs* Such cute pics of your boys too
Virginia: send that heat our way! It's going to be in the 50's and 60's all week here :thumbsdown:
We literally sat through a monsoon last night at the soccer game but had a great time anyway. Sort of hoped all the craziness would bring on labor but it's getting pretty obvious this kid is comfy as can be. Most of the time, he is facing my left side with his body on my right and digs his heels into my left hip then up and down my stomach on that side. To say it doesn't feel good would be an understatement but I'm trying very hard to enjoy these last pregnancy moments ever.
Ashley - you can take the heat! I can't stand anything warmer than mid-70s right now and it's supposed to be mid-90s! ewww. Sorry your little guy seems so comfy. Feel free to send me all the long-3rd-trimester vibes you want. I'd love my 3rd tri to go well enough for baby and me to be able to reach the EDD (or even go past).
Is anyone else TTC soon? I'm going to get pretty darn lonely as soon as Ashley has her baby. I'll be the only pregnant one!
AFM: found another promising-looking place up for rent. I'm going to try to check it out and hopefully we'll hear from our landlord soon. I don't want to have to push him, but he needs to tell us whether we'll be moving or not!
Mary I'm so glad you are getting in and I hope they can make it stop so you can get back to feeling good and enjoying your boys.
Virginia - GL with the place I hope you don't have to move though
Ashley - 39 weeks sooo close! It is hard to enjoy being that pregnant
AFM I'd love to TTC lately LOL It's been on my mind ALL the time lately. I want a third baby. I'm just so torn on when. We both work, even with three kids in daycare based on our salaries it would be a major loss for one of us not to work. Taking 3 months off of work again would be really hard on work. I have a lot of responsibility now and I just can't decide when would be an OK time to have a baby. Not to mention the idea of adding a third to daycare is a total PITA. We could look at a nanny....blah it's all a bit crazy. But I am thinking maybe October and November JLIH (which is kind of TTC b/c I know my body too well) then Dec-April off b/c I would rather not have another kid Sep-Jan and then pick back up in May.....mind you I haven't returned to the doc since Rory was born....whhooopppsss And he is 18 months on the 2nd. He can talk in full little sentences he's getting so big....
I wish Oliver would use full sentences and he's 25 months. I say just go for TTC. Everything else will work itself out.
Rory is my talker. Evan was not. I mean he wasn't behind but he was probably on the slower side of normal with talking. At 18 months he mostly repeated what we said and had a few little words. He was more a parrot. Rory talks non stop and can articulate all sorts of things. It's new and lovely b/c Rory has a temper, life is much better now that I know what the heck he wants! He was never happy as an infant. But it does make him seem so far away from baby-dom. Maybe October will happen right off the bat and I'll be planning my july baby....
On my phone, just wanted to say that the neurologist got me scheduled for a brain MRI and MR venogram tomorrow at 11am if my insurance will approve it by then. If not, they said we can do it Friday. I'm terrified because I feel like I already know what I'm going to hear. I guess it is better just to know, but I'm just so scared and depressed about it all. I should be enjoying three sweet little boys and my DH, not dealing with this. So sad.
Good luck, Mary. I'm glad you'll have some results soon. I'll be thinking of you.
ETA: Raymond is so sweet. I was reading one of those "your baby this week" things to him and when he heard that the baby is starting to be able to hear sounds he leaned down and told the baby "you need to stay in there. Don't come out until October 8th." Not sure why he chose the 8th, but that sounds perfect to me. He knows the baby might come early. He has seen photos of himself in NICU (at term, just for monitoring after a difficult delivery) and knows the baby might need some help like he did.
Thinking of you Mary, I am still hoping it turns out to be something benign. Let us know when you can.
well, I just packed my hospital bag. I don't think I've ever done that before 36 weeks before. But, I guess I need to be ready to go anytime. I didn't put any baby stuff in, but I did pack a camera, just in case. And I posted emergency childcare numbers by the phone, in case I have to call an ambulance. And in my cell phone in case something happens while I'm away from home.
I hope I never need any of these preparations, but denial wouldn't help at all.
I definitely should have waited for an evening when DH was home (he's working late again). Now I'm feeling all depressed.
Mary: Lots of Ps and Ts for you. Hopefully it's just a precaution or something. Thinking of you.
Virginia: Oct 8th sounds great! LOL. I'm happy to send some long pregnancy vibes your way; I definitely hate the waiting game at the end but am very grateful that all 3 of my babies have gone full term then beyond. Just one less thing to worry about.
Katie: Rory sounds a lot like Brekke in that she wasn't a very happy infant but once she started being able to talk she got soooo much better. Dane actually talks even a bit better than she did at this age, but I'm sure it has something to do with his big sis talking nonstop all day long and they are pretty glued together most of the time. Anyway, life is definitely easier with a talker. One of my close friends has a son who is almost 3 and he doesn't articulate anything very clearly and I've seen how frustrating it is for both her and him.
Got a bit of a nesting bug today I guess...I've been replacing light bulbs, organizing the kids' toys, cleaning out the closet for donations, and basically just trying to get things put away. You'd think all this activity would give me contractions but the only time I have any is when I sit down at the computer. Go figure.
I'm thinking of you today, Mary! :bighug: good luck!
Virginia - I hope you don't need that hospital bag for a long time. :bighug:
AFM - brain scans are done. Feeling depressed and scared. Just want to crawl in a hole somewhere. My neck and head have started hurting so much... I'm actually getting scared it's something even worse than MS, and MS is horrific. Ugh. So depressed.
Eta - forgot my whole point of posting.. they said it takes a day or two to get results to the doc, so I'll potentially know something next week.
I hope they get back to you tomorrow instead of next week. Hang in there!
Hoping they get back to you ASAP so you don't stress over it all weekend. *hugs*
Mary - :bigarmhug: I have been thinking of you! Are they testing you for MS? I thought MS was a pretty extensive disease to diagnose? I rode with a woman who went through multiple scans, tests, etc. for months and months and still didn't get a diagnosis. I guess I didn't realize a scan could tell you! Either way, keeping you in my thoughts! I hope this is nothing!!
Virginia - I think I'm late on this, but congratulations on another boy!! You are going to have your own football team soon! Why did you pack your bag so early? I must have missed something. Is it because of the previa? I need to go back and reread...!
Ash - Ooo, baby may be here soon, yeah? Nesting is a good thing.
Sorry if I missed anyone!
AFM - We have a couple interested in our house! Finally. They have come back twice now and are "ready to move forward", but they want to talk to our neighbor. Sigh. He was arrested 6 years ago (a month after we bought the house, no joke!) for child pornography. Argh. He is a nice guy who got caught up doing something stupid as a teen, but now he's registered on Megan's Law and the chick is concerned. I can't blame her, obviously. We are SO CLOSE to selling. They love the house. Argh, so yeah. They want to meet him and talk to him so that they can get "past this hump" and put an offer on the house. He has offered to talk to anyone who might be concerned, so that's good at least. Now we just have to set up the meeting. Hopefully they will then put an offer in on the house!!
Jen - I hope you're able to sell the house. Good luck! I had to pack my bag because if I have any bleeding I need to get to the hospital ASAP because the previa puts me at high risk of a prenatal hemorrhage. And I could end up there a few days before being sent home or I could end up hospitalized for the remainder of the pregnancy, however long that is. It's pretty scary. I'll probably be okay for a couple more months, but some women start bleeding around 20w.
Virginia - I hope your preparedness is just good planning and not needed. The only full previa person I know was lucky enough to have no complications. She has a lot of funny stories about her toddler who learned to do things like climb from the back of her SUV right in to the shopping cart and then back b/c she was on an absolutely NO lifting restriction for most of her pregnancy. But her baby girl was full term and healthy so that's my hope for you!
Mary - I hope you can get your results more quickly and it is only good news!
Jen - YAY for a potential sale fingers crossed!!
Amanda & Ashley - HEYYY
Yay for Friday tomorrow. Work is a circus and I'm spinning like crazy. Sigh. Nothing much planned this weekend though and that is always nice!
20 weeks! Only 4 more weeks until viability.
I'll put up a new belly picture.
Mary - Keeping my fingers crossed that your scans are clean and you get results fast. Could it just be severe anxiety? Stress can do horrible things to the body.
Jen - Good luck with the house, my police officer friend said you'd be shocked at who lives in your neighbourhood, lots of convicted people. Thankfully my block has 3 police officers living on it (that I know of), makes you feel a little more safe.
Virginia - Hope your body co-operates with this pregnancy.
Katie - Hi
My MIL is an idiot she's had 6 animals in almost 7 seven year hasn't kept a single one of them for their life span. A couple of days ago she mentioned she is adopting a Husky/Lab mix. Her last two dogs were small.
The Shih Tzu she had she was lucky with it was a naturally submissive dog, she had trouble house breaking it, though when I dog sat it for a week I had no trouble with it, it was the PERFECT DOG (other than being a shih tzu, I don't like small dogs).
The dog after that was a mutt not sure what, she was told border collie mix but didn't look like it. Anyway that dog by what I could tell had not been training, it nipped and it messed on floors, I never got enough exposure to see how much damage she had done to that dog.
I am scared for the puppy she's planning to adopt and my kids because my MIL doesn't take care of them properly, I am fearful that the dog might bite and being a mix of two breeds that are large a bite can do serious harm. I wouldn't hesitate to demand my MIL's dog be put down if it were my kids bitten, and I am pretty anti-euthanisation.
I had a vivid pregnancy dream, can't remember the details just that I was pregnant. OMG it gave me serious pregnancy fever.
Today my Dad is coming home, YAY, he will have a nurse coming in daily to give him IV antibiotics to clear the remaining infection.
Have a pretty busy weekend.
My dogs are doing Intermediate Training tomorrow, we decided to put Sadie in it too this time, she gave us the most pitiful look every time we left with Apollo during his Beginner Training, figured she would benefit too.
Sunday I have a run pulled a muscle in my back or hip a few days ago so not sure how well I'll do, going to take it easy today and tomorrow, hopefully I'll feel better by then.
Jen: :woohoo: for someone interested in the house!! That's great that your neighbor is willing to talk to people if needed. I fully support the public knowledge of sex offenders but there are cases where you do just sort of feel bad for people. Sending you guys positive thoughts that it goes through!!!
Virginia: happy 20 weeks
Amanda: great news about your dad! Sorry to hear about your MIL's pet issues. I have a very hard time w/people who buy pets like their accessories and then get sick of them quickly and fail to be good pet parents. Hope the back/hip gets feeling better soon!
Katie: that's funny about your friend's toddler. Hope you get to have a nice relaxing weekend!
I had contractions all yesterday afternoon into the night/early morning that finally fizzled out. They never got closer or longer but were consistent. It's pretty annoying but all I can hope is that they were just "practicing" for the real deal here pretty soon, although if I haven't made progress by Tuesday, I'll get an induction scheduled anyway so not long to go in either case. It's just hard not to feel restless at the end like I should be doing something to help things along as if there was a way to do that. I could take a bunch of castor oil and crap this baby out KIDDING! I actually just a read a story on babycenter where a girl took CO and literally had diarrhea during her entire labor and pretty much pooped on everyone in the room at some point. I bet the hospital staff LOVED her. Freaking humiliating! I'd rather go 2 weeks overdue.
I have never gone near castor oil, even when I really wanted Alex to be born (walking around at 2-3cm for weeks is frustrating!) It sounds terrible. I'd be afraid of being up all night with diarrhea then going into labor exhausted. I hope the contractions were making some progress and real labor starts for you soon.
You could try DTD. Every time I've gone into labor or had my water break it was within a few hours of DTD. Of course, I've also DTD many times in the last few weeks of pregnancy with no luck. But, it makes DH happy and you know there's a long break from it coming up, so why not? (We're already getting our long break... and it could be almost 6 months before we get permission again. ugh.)
Amanda - I don't know how someone can do that with pets. Or how someone could let her adopt another.
ETA: We have our 2nd wedding in 6 days tomorrow. Thankfully, at the one Sunday I somehow got past my wedding/formal occasion social anxiety and had a pretty good time (every previous wedding I had been to, including my own, I was terribly nauseous and tired the whole time. Only once because of m/s) Hopefully this one will go well, too. I'll know tons of people at it, instead of just DH like at the last one.
Ashley - I hope it happens soon!!
Virginia - Happy halfway day!!
Amanda - So happy to hear your dad is coming home! Yaaay!
AFM - Feeling like crap. The problems/symptoms I'm having are worse with activity, ugh. All I did was got up and took some pictures. DH feels so sorry for me, he let me buy the new camera I've been wanting forever. I got it last night, just tried it out for the first time today. Being up moving around a bunch with it caused the paresthesia to return to my neck/scalp, headache, and the numbness in my big toe that feels like a rubber band is wrapped around it. At first, I tried to chock it up to anxiety, but I definitely don't feel like it is anymore. I have the problems all the time, whether I'm calm or not (even when I take the anti-anxiety med).
Amanda - so happy for your dad! Ugh on the poets people like that obviously make me crazy! And I can see your worries those are the kind of people who wind up having a dog who hurts someone and the dog pays the price
Ashley- I hope baby shows up!
Virginia- have fun at the wedding. None for me until my sister's in September
Mary- I wish you were feeling better I really hope this wins up easily treated I am thinking of you. On a brighter note your boss are out of control adorable like insanely cute! So similar too!
I am on my kindle and being lazy so if I have typos forgive me. I am starting to think I am barely going to make it three cycles until my sister`s wedding. I have absolutely insane baby fever. I am also feeling super negative about work. Another senior exec left this week he took a job at a company someone else from the senior team left for a year ago. He was a great guy and leader and areal loss. I am trying to be positive but it is hard so as things feel worse I feel less and less like holding out on ttc. My boss won't be happy but rumor on the street is that he may be looking to leave too so why worry about him...I should work hard to leave but moving would be such terrible timing I just can't get motivated and what I do is too industry specific to realistically look locally. Oh well I do have a job that is good and another baby would be fun....If we had a June baby would a July vacation (our typical cape cod week) be impossible? Lol