I'm catching up here
Mary - A long ranting private msg would definitely require a response from me. I tend to be pretty liberal especially socially (fiscally I'm kind somewhere between ambivalent and liberal) but I live in a a state so blue they call it for Obama the minute the polls close LOL I have very few socially conservative friends but that's probably pretty common around here....on the fiscal side though I had a lot of dooms day people. I tend to block people from my feed that get over the top on either side though, I don't want to be preached at on FB even if I agree. I can not believe you are almost hitting the 2nd tri - FANTASTIC!
Virginia - I can't wait until you test
Ashley - I'd probably do whatever created the least drama and see if I couldn't wean it back, if you have to walk her all the way in now so be it but see if you can scale it back. I don't know if it would work but i'd probably be a wuss about it LOL
AFM - my first full week this week....first full week of work in 3 years! It actually hasn't been bad. Our new norm! But it does keep me busy!
Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 and 1/4 oz 21.5"
Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"
Mary - I hate when people try to push their political opinions on you like they're the only right ones. Ugh. I would've been p!ssed to get a PM from someone... Congrats on the second tri (almost)! If your pregnancy goes half as fast as mine seems to be going, your baby will be here before we know it!
Katie - good luck on your first full week!
Ashley - I'd try some different ways of getting her to go with the staff from the car. I agree that getting out of the car and giving her a hug, etc. is a great idea. Maybe a sticker chart? Like every day that she goes to/from the car without issues she gets a sticker, and after 5/10/whatever stickers she gets to pick out a prize? Get a basket full of cheapie gifts/treats/money/whatever for her to choose from?
Amanda - Boo cleaning! I have certain areas I hate to clean, too.
AFM - All I want to do is nest (clean - DEEP clean) and I keep running out of steam before I can get much of anything done. It is SO frustrating! I feel like I'm not going to get anything done at this point. Ugggggh!
Xander's eye has been a little red for the last day, though it's not quite as bad today. I'm hoping it's just a scratch and not pink eye or something... Just in case we've been hand washing fiends, though. Guess we'll see!
Virginia: wow he is tall! Dane weighs almost the same as Brekke but hasn't quite caught up in height although I give it 6 months. I like your suggestion on getting out and giving her a hug to see if that helps. That might solve our problem. That sucks you have to get the kids out! The only time this kind of sucks is when I pick her up I have to wait in a line for 10 minutes because everyone tries to get there early but if you don't get there early you can't get through the line within the time frame. So 10 minutes of slow moving and DS gets bored.
Mary: woohoo 14 weeks I almost commented on your Zofran post last night on FB without thinking. That sucks. My insurance is weird about it and makes me try Phenergan first but that has been working fine for me granted I only take half a 25 mg pill so I don't get too tired but it makes a huge difference with the nausea. I'll take slightly sleepy over sick any day.
Katie: congrats on your first full week of work! Did the boys seem to notice?
Lauren: sorry your energy and nesting drive aren't in sync. Hopefully our right that Xander doesn't have pink eye, ugh. The rewards system is a good idea also. She's stubborn and hard to bribe but maybe I could get her excited about something.
We've had lovely fall weather here all week and here comes the snow. We've had high winds for the last 24 hours and now we're getting a rain/snow mix. Good thing I just got DS a snowsuit and boots. Oh I forgot to take DD to gymnastics AGAIN yesterday. I'm trying to move her to another day that she doesn't also have preschool so it isn't so crazy on Thursdays.
Ashley - Oops, I realized my siggy still says "no fb comments".. It's fine now. Everyone knows. EVERYONE. Hahaha. I'm slightly jealous of your snow. We didn't get hardly any last year, so I'd like to have some this year. But at the same time, I don't really want any reason for the hour-long commute to work to get any longer. And we just got my car fixed, but I'm still a little nervous since it was acting up. It's definitely not a "winter" vehicle, so it makes me a little nervous too.
LOL... Can't believe you forgot gymnastics again... OOOPS!
Lauren - I always get the way you are in late pregnancy. I *want* to nest and clean everything, but just don't have the energy. I doubt it will be any easier this time around with two little ones to chase after, haha...
Katie - Glad your first full week of work has gone well!
Virginia - Did you test???
AFM - Nothing too exciting here. Just passing time before work, waiting for lunch to be done. It's a bit early yet, but I haven't eaten in like an hour, so I'm overdue for a meal... Hahaha.
One of my college friends is having a baby today. She was induced, not sure why. I'm sure she won't have the baby before I go to work, though, boo! She just posted a picture of herself and her DH on fb, and the caption said, "Still smiling, but contractions are getting stronger" or something along those lines. So she's not really in the thick of it yet.
ETA: I guess they just induced her because she was close to going on her own? She was 4cm 80% when she got to the hospital. If I manage to make it that far on my own and my doc wants to induce me, I'll punch him in the face. LOL, okay no I won't, but I'll politely decline.. Because seriously, it's just a matter of time at that point, and I'd love to avoid pitocin drip just ONE time to see if I can tell the difference.
Mary - Good luck on the maternity pants, I am tall and managed to find some at Motherhood, which is odd cause if I go with standard pant sizes they are normally too short. If you were in my area I'd drop the pants off for you that I have they are COMFORTABLE, I even wore them PP.
Hope the pregnancy seems more real soon.
I gave birth 100% natural with Dana (kinda happens that way when you don't make it to the hospital O.O) the pain was bad but managable (6 hours of streight labour), with Natalie I had Pitocin and was begging for pain killers 30 minutes in (thankfully I gave birth after only 1 hour). So if I was healthy there would be no way on this planet they would be allowed to give me Pitocin, it hurts a million times more. From my point of view those 6 hours of manageable pain were far better than the 1 hour of feeling like death.
Virginia - Good luck figuring out if you are going to test, cheapies aren't easy to come by here so I would test after my period is late.
Ashley - Most care centers/preschools I've had experiance with would prefer to do what makes the child ease into the class simplest, I say walk her in but talk about her going in with a staff member, and make it her decision when she is ready to go in without you.
Hope you can get the gymnastics schedule changed.
Katie - Glad your first week back went ok. I haven't worked full time in almost 4 years, I think it would be overwhelming.
Lauren - Sorry you are feeling so worn out, but you are growing a baby, so you are doing lots of work.
Hope Xander doesn't have pink eye, thankfully it's not nearly as contagious as people think, I've never caught it and Dana had it a few times when she was little.
We are in a 3+1 bedroom house I'd actually prefer a 4 bedroom so we could have a proper office on the main floor. We just have a zoo of animals instead to make up for not having any more kids , the plus side is they don't need their own rooms and are willing to share.
The weather here hasn't been too bad a bit cold but fairly clear, we apparently got snow last weekend but by the time we got home on Sunday it was all gone, haven't had any since. It's supposed to be pretty warm this weekend getting into the double digits (in celcius) on Sunday.
Working today, then the girls are off to Nana's for the night so DH and I can go see Skyfall (the new James Bond movie), Daniel Craig is probably my favourite Bond, though I haven't seen some of the earlier ones in YEARS!
* Amanda *
Of course I tested. BFN. But, I'm 8/9dpo. I expect tomorrow to be pretty definitive, but Sunday is a possibility, too. I'll let you know if I get a bFP, but might not bother to log on if it's another BFN. Everything has been pretty normal this cycle and our timing was great (even excessive) so I'll be pretty bummed if it's a BFN again.
Mary - Heck yeah, you'd be able to tell the difference! I hate pitocin. Alex's labor was by far the easiest and least painful, even though I had epidurals with the others and not with him. I only had the pitocin with Raymond because he was in distress (turned out I would have had a c/s otherwise) and with Oliver because my water broke and labor wouldn't start. I never want it again.
DS1: 12.8.07: 7lbs 8oz, 20.5"
DS2: 8.12.09: 7lbs 9oz, 21"
DS3: 4.26.11: 6lbs 14oz, 19.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12
#4 due 10.18.13
I'm an oddball I had pitocin with Evan and was terrified after reading all the warnings on here but it didn't make anything horrible for me. I didn't have any with Rory no real difference that I could tell. No pain meds here with either kiddo. I hate pushing and that sucks no matter what LOL Contractions aren't so bad in my book but pushing is no fun. Perhaps I feel that way though b/c I had giant babies. I'd like to give birth to a nice little 6 pounder who didn't have 37cm head and 39 cm shoulders, pushing might not be so awful then! LOL
Full week done! It wasn't awful. Evan was tired tonight but nothing crazy. It was a good week all things considered and next week I get paid for doing my entire job which is kind of nice! Happy weekend!
Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 and 1/4 oz 21.5"
Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"
Well, I hope I get to go into labor on my own this time so I can see for myself, haha. I think for myself, it's mostly mind over matter. My pain with Sean was horrible as hell. I can't imagine having done that one without pain relief. But with Calvin, I was honestly handling the contractions REALLY well... I was just scared of the pain, so I got the epi. It's like the fear of pain is worse than the actual pain for me. Even with Sean, I was doing OKAY... It was bad, but I was surviving. I got scared.
Amanda - Enjoy the movie! You'll have to let me know if it was good.
Virginia - I hope the tests turn positive!!
Katie - Woohoo for a full-time pay-day!
Even though I went into labor on my own, they gave me some Pit when I got in my room but it was slow. Either way, I didn't have any terrible effects that I know of from it. All I know is I got my epidural quickly and life was great.
I'd love to go into labor on my own for once to see what that's like. But on the flip side, it was pretty nice getting an epidural before I was even started on Pitocin last time. The only pain I had during labor was in my stomach pushing because he was laying weird and it was killing in my midsection to curl around him to push.