Katie - Yay another good night! I say have yourself a treat, any excuse for a latte, though I don't like coffee ones so I go for teas.
Apollo is a mix of Sheltie (Shetland Sheepdog) and Border Collie, funny thing is he is only 1/4 Border Collie and he seems to have picked up alot of the traits.
Lauren - Hoping baby lets you know what gender, update us as soon as you have a moment, though I am sure you will on facebook.
Greda - Yay for a date night, I haven't seen either of the Taken movies but want to. I love rollercoasters but can't do most of them any more cause of my neck problems, I am fine with the heart line ones because they are smoother but that's about it.
Ashley - I had next to no aversions with Dana, though I had awful "morning" sickness, with Natalie the aversions were pretty bad. Natalie the aversions were terrible and the "morning" sickness was minimal. Pregnancies can be very different. Glad your aversions have been minimal so far. Yay for the sales on E-bay.
Had two crappy days with this cold though today seems better. Hope it goes away quick since we have DH's family coming for dinner Saturday.
Because Nat went to bed early and didn't go pee she got up super early (5am) to use the washroom, thankfully she went back to bed and slept till about 9 am. She's much more cheerful today.
With Nat being in a good mood and the cold being a bit better I have had a chance to take it easy today, hoping that will help this kick the cold.
It's a.................. BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Or most likely, anyway. Seriously... I kid you not, it's just like when I was pregnant with Xander and couldn't get a 100% answer. So baby was not the most cooperative and had his legs semi-crossed the entire time and wouldn't move. We saw the scrotum and even I could tell it was a scrotum, I mean I've seen one enough times over the last 3 years that I know what it looks like. But since his legs were crossed we never actually saw the penis. But she seemed pretty dang sure and said it'd have to be one hell of a swollen vagina for it to be a girl (and that's not very common while the baby is still inside). SO I'm going to go ahead and start calling "it" a "he" from now on. And if he comes out a she, oh well. I'll just laugh about it like when Xander came out a boy. We already have our girl name picked out, so it's not like we have to do any extra work picking a girl name. I'll just make sure I pack a "just in case" outfit for the hospital. Otherwise, I'll focus on this baby being a boy and will wash all of the adorable little boy clothes I already have. EEK!
Congrats on the U/S. Is Xander excited that it's "most likely" a boy?
Just copying what I put on Facebook.
The % of error when they say boy is lower than when they say girl, so it likely is correct.
My BIL is gluten intolerant and loves pumpkin pie, so I converted my pumpkin cookies to a gluten free version, right now they look good (though flatter than the normal ones) but not going to try one till after dinner so I won't spoil Natalie's appetite.
Congrats on another little guy! You make such adorable boys that the world needed at least one more!
Hi girls. Just want you to know I've been reading everything.. Just too exhausted and nauseated to type much. This week has been very long with the new long commute to work and getting comfortable with a new place, new coworkers, etc. Life without zofran sucks. I think I'm going to take 1/2 of a pill. I did that the other night after the constipation situation ceased because I couldn't sleep through the nausea, and it did help enough that I could sleep. Although... You know... If I look in the cupboard, I might have some phenergan. I could take some of that, and it doesn't constipate me. Ugh, is it 2nd trimester yet? Monday is my first OB appointment... I really, really want an u/s. I *should* get one, but if I don't, I might cry.
Lauren - WAHOO! 2 boys are so much fun. Congrats! 28 weeks - impossible! Pregnancy flies when it's someone else LOL
Mary - Sorry it's been such a tiring week. That's hard! You're heading to 2nd tri though hopefully it gets better!
Ashley - I love the Dane pics on FB he is so adorable! GL fending off m/s!
Amanda - Your pop really looks like a smooth coated collie, SO cute! Hope the cookies came out well
AFM - 3 straight nights of sleep. I might just start believing we've turned the corner! He went 8:30-7:15 straight last night. No crying, no waking nothing! I guess he was just finally ready ? I shouldn't question, just be happy! In other news my college roommate is preggo with #3 her first 2 are girls and she REALLY wanted a boy and it is a baby boy. It isn't helping my baby fever. Anyone have any exciting weekend plans? If the weather is OK we may try to hit a pumpkin patch
Katie - :woohoo: yay for good sleep! That's awesome.
Lauren - yay for a probably boy! exciting.
Mary - I know how you feel, Believe me. I felt like that for a bit even through all the zofran. If you have the phenegran, try it. Or ask the doc for some. Whatever works. I really hope you get an u/s at your appointment. I'm curious, where's your fundus at this point? Are you still thinking maybe twins or one but probably girl?
AFM: temps look good, but my optimism is gone. Not sure why. I'll test sometime this weekend. I should have a clear answer by Tuesday at the latest, based on my history of early BFPs (I've always had one by/on 10dpo).
Virginia - Good luck this cycle. Don't lose hope already! You're quite the fertile myrtle, so you never know. I'm sure if it didn't happen this cycle, it won't take long. I don't think it's twins for me. When I found the hb on the doppler, I only found one. I can still feel my fundus, but it's not much higher than where it was when I originally felt it, so it must have just popped up there quickly for some reason, haha. As for gender... No guess either way at this point. The pregnancy more closely resembles my pregnancy with Sean so far (which is a good thing as I always felt like his pregnancy was picture perfect). I had two polar opposite pregnancies and ended up with two boys, though, so I have no inclination either way as far as gender goes, haha.
Katie - I'm sooooo jealous of your good sleep. The only time I sleep well is if DH sleeps on the couch with Calvin (which he did last night because Calvin busted his mouth pretty good yesterday and has a HUGE bottom lip... poor guy). So he was in pain and ultra-fussy with that.
Katie: that's awesome! Sleep is the most amazing thing when you are used to not getting any! Hope the trend continues.
Virginia: still thinking your chart is looking great! Fingers crossed for you!
Mary: does Calvin normally cosleep? I forget. I could never do that, I just do NOT sleep with a kid in bed with me. I sleep very soundly and think subconsciously I worry they'll fall out or something so I just don't fall asleep completely.
Got hit with a serious wave of nausea last night after going way too long between meals (we were traveling so not by choice). Feeling mostly better today but am having a hard time keeping my eyes open. I had this exhaustion last time and it kicks my butt!
8dpo. I tested and it's a BFN. I think. There might be a hint of something, but we'll have to wait and see if it turns into a line or remains a figment of my imagination.
Good luck Virginia, sounds promising!
So we are out of town with several family members who seem to have noticed I'm not drinking. Today I was drinking a Coke and had some left in the bottle and asked if anyone wanted a rum and coke (you know sort of implying that maybe that was what I was drinking). My BIL's GF says "a mixed drink? That's weird. At least we know you're not pregnant!" Nice, thanks. And PS you've just moved yourself to the bottom of the list of people we'll be telling. I didn't even know what to say to that so I just basically laughed it off. But how weird is it going to be to tell them now? I hate this part.
Ashley - I feel your pain! I rarely drink at family things but I do have wine when out for business dinners. Everyone I work with knows I drink wine and my boss and coworker both knew when I was preggo b/c I refused wine at a couple business dinners really really early in the first trimester. Of course UNLIKE the GF neither say anything but they both know....and now it's a joke when we go out and I have a drink which will make a future pregnancy far more awkward.
Virginia - it's still so early I'm crossing my fingers!
Mary - Poor Calvin! I'm with Ashley on the cosleeping. We did it for 10 months as a mode of survival b/c it was better than no sleep but I really do not enjoy it. Hope you're feeling a little better!
AFM - we went to the pumpkin patch today. It was fun. Boys ran around, played, got pumpkins, typical fall fun. DH has a meeting with HR Monday on the part time stuff. I'm hoping it goes well. His boss has been a little funny so we'll see. I told him to push for whatever he wants, they just announced a whole bunch of open roles and I told him if he decided to change his mind and go for one of them the boys could handle FT daycare. SO we'll see how the meeting goes with HR. Rory's new sleeping habits have taken away my last real fear about TTC. I'm trying to hold to my guns on waiting for spring/summer to TTC though....totally bending on my original plan of not being preg or nursing for the wedding though LOL Now I'm thinking maybe just not pregnant like a whale....I've been preggo for the last 2 weddings I've been in why not make it a hat trick?
Katie - I can't wait to see when you eventually decide to TTC. I think it'll be HARD to hold off that long... You've already had the fever for a bit, and now Rory is sleeping well.
Virginia - I hope the "maybe something" turns into a definite something!!
Ashley - I hate, hate, hate trying to figure out how/when to tell people. We ALMOST told my parents when we went to visit them today, but didn't do it. I recorded a video of the baby's heartbeat on the doppler this morning and maybe I'll send the video to my parents and tell them online, haha. I have a LOT of stress regarding my work situation and telling them. I'm really afraid it's not going to go well. I'm not so worried about the people IN my new store... They all seem nice, and I think they'd be cool about it. But it's the higher up boss who really has control of everything that I'm worried about. I hear horror stories about him ALL the time, and about how he makes peoples' lives miserable basically. I'm scared he'll make my life hell after maternity leave, not give me my store back, make me drive to stores hours away, etc. So it's a lot more stressful for me to come out about it this time than it has been any of the other times.
AFM - Yeah, Calvin cosleeps. We're planning to put a stop to it soon so that he'll be accustomed to sleeping away from us before this baby comes.
Today we went to visit my family. My aunt has a party every fall where she cooks various soups over open fire, has games for the kids, pumpkin carving, the older kids ride around on 4-wheelers, etc. It's always lots of fun. We had a good night.
Katie: lol you crack me up. It's funny how we can't imagine doing not again until our lives suddenly become manageable again and then it's like hey let's mess this up again your hat trick reference is hilarious
Mary: glad im not the only one with stress about telling. The work situation would be really stressful! Hopefully it'll all work out okay.
Virginia: POAS today??
Ooh yes, I'm anxious to hear from Virginia - No updated temps today either. Suspense!
Ashley - How are you feeling? My m/s has always kicked in right around 6 weeks (except with Calvin when I never really got sick). I hope you're lucky enough to avoid it!
AFM - Feeling like death today... I've given up on my zofran boycott. I'm just taking it only once a day and trying to get more fiber/fluid in my diet. I've just been laying around in my PJ's eating comfort food. Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes.. Yummm. I'm watching this insane dude on tv who is going to do a 23-mile skydive. I hope he survives, although I could see SO many things possibly going wrong. Tomorrow begins 11 days in a row at work, and I'm feeling really depressed about that. I just need a mental health day here and there, ya know?? Especially when I feel SOOOO sick all the time.
Ashley - you're so right now that things feel like they're under control I'm ready to shake it up! #3 will be it for us though so this is my last chance to be crazy
Mary - that sucks about the stress on telling. I hate telling work I know it's a hassle for everyone I work with. We are watching the crazy jumper too
Virginia - ??? POAS?
Why do my kids hate napping on Sunday? Evan is running around his room and jumping on his bed, Rory is crying LOL I'm going to toss in the towel soon and let them b oth stay up.
Mary - yeah I'll bet it's super stressful having to tell work since you just started at a new store, but babies are SO wonderful and so hopefully it'll go over well with your new boss.
Katie - sorry the boys aren't napping. I hate days like that!
We watched the skydiving guy too.
Virginia - patiently (or not so much) waiting!
Ash - sorry about the nausea. My sister called me out on my pregnancy when I didn't drink when she came to visit, since she'd brought some really nice microbrews with her and knew I wouldn't have said no otherwise. haha. I wasn't going to tell her for another month or so, I think, but ended up having to tell everyone after that.
AFM - Not a ton going on here. Just enjoying the weekend. DH has been on Xander duty pretty much all weekend since he left for four days and Xander about killed me during that time. hahaha. Now he's being an awesome husband/daddy and letting me be lazy. It's awesome.
Lauren - Woohoo for your DH taking over Xander duty, haha. A break is ALWAYS good.
Katie - I hope the kids napped for you. Sean almost never naps anymore, but Calvin still does... His naps have been getting later and later, but he actually took his at a GREAT time today... So hopefully he should be tired by bedtime.
AFM - Feeling terrible. I give up on ever feeling well again. I sent DH and Sean to the grocery store.. We usually all go together, but I feel too ill. So Calvin and I stayed home and are watching Little Einsteins, haha. OMG, I'm dying. Is it 2nd tri yet? Tomorrow is my u/s.
YAYYY u/s! I'm excited for you!
Rory finally slept for like an hour on me and Evan hasn't at all.
"We're going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship...." I know it well and I have no pregnancy as an excuse I'm just lax about TV Report me to the parenting police...
Hahaha, good.. Me too. That makes me feel better, hahha. It's DEFINITELY worse when I feel like crap, though. Ugh. I'm having my worst day in a while. Maybe my worst day this whole pregnancy. Thank goodness for no work or other obligations today. I've barely gotten off the couch, haven't even changed out of my PJ's all day. Although, I'm about to go soak in a warm bath, so that ought to be nice. I am MISERABLE. 9.5 weeks, this has to start to decline soon, right? I can't remember if I mentioned it, but I gave my up zofran ban. I can't live without it, lol. I'm just taking stool softeners (made DH buy me some that weren't expired... I realized mine expired in 2010.. pharmacist fail, LOL). I'm taking a fiber supplement and extra water... Just hope it helps. I can't handle the nausea, though.
10dpo and, well... BFN. Normally I'd have a BFP today. But, my temp jumped and I feel like crap. So, I'm either pregnant or sick. And my FMU was pretty weak because I was up so much last night (unable to sleep, ravenous and nauseous, needing to pee, thirsty, etc for hours on end). What a way to start the week.
Virginia - sorry you're feeling crummy and sorry about the BFN today. Though I always got a BFN on 10dpo. I know you didn't with your other pregnancies, but they do say every pregnancy is different... Don't completely give up hope yet.
Mary - sorry you're feeling so miserable. *hugs* I'm sorry you have to work for 11 days now, that really seriously sucks. Hopefully that doesn't happen again.
Katie - I've become very lax with TV since becoming pregnant. I wasn't a stickler about it before or anything, but we definitely watch a lot more now.
AFM - I totally overdid it deep cleaning my bathrooms yesterday and paid the price. I started getting horrendous cramping in my lower uterus, so I laid down. After an hour or so of that I got a ton of BH contractions, so that sucked! I was finally able to get them to stop, though. I think I was getting too worked up about it and was bringing them on just with my anxiety. Because I finally made myself a cup of tea and forced myself to calm the frick down, and then they stopped. I guess I was just reminded that the third trimester is the time to take it easy! No more deep cleaning for me - just surface cleaning. DH said he's officially on vacuuming/mopping duty (I vacuumed the other day and it about killed me) and I'll get him to deep clean the bathrooms a few times. I can handle the surface cleaning, but every so often you really have to scrub those dang things down! heh. Then once I hit 38 or so weeks I'll let myself go crazy with the cleaning. hahaha. I'll have to because although my DH says he'll do these things, honestly I'll be lucky if he does it ONCE before the end of my pregnancy. Sometimes I'll start vacuuming and HAVE to stop, so I'll ask him to finish (this is on a sat or sun) and the vacuum will literally sit in the middle of the floor for a week until I give up and do it myself. But hopefully now that he watched me collapse on the couch and start having contractions he'll take it seriously.
Virginia - Those sound like good signs, and holy moly, look at that temp jump!! Strange that you got a BFN.. I hope it turns positive!
AFM - First appointment today! I thought this day would NEVER come, lol... I've been waiting for it forever, it seems... I scheduled it over a month ago. DH isn't going with me. I'm a little sad about it, but also a little relieved. We would have to take the boys with us, and that's just too much craziness, ya know? He's definitely going to come with me to the BIG u/s. I'm not sure if we'll take the kids or get one of our parents to come watch them. I'd like to take Sean, because I think he's at the age where he might be able to loosely grasp the concept... When I was listening to the hb, he asked, "Is that a little baby growing in there?" I've never taught him anything like that, so he somehow put 2 and 2 together there... I'd like to show him the u/s so that he can sort of prepare for the new baby. But Calvin has no clue, ya know... So anyway, not sure what we'll do for the BIG one, but I guess we have a couple months to figure it out.
ETA - Lauren - We were apparently typing at the same time, haha. That's crazy about all those BH. You had a lot of them with Xander, too, didn't you? I hope your DH picks up some of the slack for you so you can take it easy. We need to keep that baby baking!
take it easy, Lauren!
GL with your u/s, Mary.
AFM: I know it's early, but I really feel like I'm out. I felt really pregnant early on, but this feels more like getting sick. I had a bunch of ovary pain even after O, which is odd for me, so maybe something weird happened with ovulation (no fertile signs since then, though). I'll test tomorrow, but I'm not holding out much hope. I really hope we have better luck next cycle because after that we'll need to take a break for at least one cycle, maybe more. Our lease will be up the end of next summer and we probably should move. The place we're renting has a lot of issues which are getting annoying (like that the downstairs bathroom is pretty much uninsulated which sucks in the winter). And I don't really want to be having a baby while we're packing/moving.
And I don't really want to be having a baby while we're packing/moving.
Oh now why not? LOL. I moved when I was about 20 weeks with Sean, and if I have it my way, we'll move during this pregnancy too, hahaha. That said, it's a gigantic PITA, but then again, when isn't it a PITA to move? I just really, really, really want to move now. I've done one week of long commutes to work, and I already want to shoot someone. I wish I had the spare time (and energy) to really buckle down on packing up stuff and getting this house on the market. I'm scared to think of how long it might take to sell this place. Some houses in our neighborhood have sold really quickly, while others have been on the market FOREVER. I suppose it's just about getting the price right...
oh, I've moved while pregnant. 3 times. I moved at 24 weeks with Raymond, 30 weeks with Alex, and 9 weeks with Oliver. That last was by far the worst. But, I'd rather not be, oh, 36 weeks. Or have a 2 week old or something. And I'd rather not have another December baby, either (we already have 3 birthdays and Christmas in a 4 week span!) But, if we get there and I'm not pregnant yet I might just go for it, given that I'd be around the EDD from the m/c.
ETA: :doh: I totally missed the obvious. We could always move earlier. Yeah, it could mean being on the hook for a couple months of rent, but that might be worth it. Then we'd be able to try for late July, late Sept, late Oct, late Nov... and I darn well better be successfully pregnant by then. The thing which really sucks is the O we will have to avoid will likely be right around my birthday.
Mary - Hope the "morning" sickness goes away soon. I skipped watching the guy jump live, had too much to do, did watch it on the internet, that was pretty cool.
Hope the appointment goes well, yeah it would be difficult deciding on bringing the kids.
Lauren - Good to hear that you got kid break. Yay for getting cleaning done, but you should take it easy, but I do understand the whole DH not doing deep cleaning.
Virginia - Sorry about the BFN, maybe because of the miscarrage your cycle is off, don't count yourself out till AF shows.
Apollo Is a Sheltie/Border Collie mix, could be a smooth coat in there. We let him roam the main floor of our house (it's a bungalow so lots of space) when we went out on the weekend it went successfully, no accidents or chewed furniture, toys, electronics, etc... We are trying a full day today while at work. If he starts doing well with that we will open up the basement while home see how he does with access to that area, our concern with the basement is we have cat boxes there and dogs love getting into that, the female cat won't use a covered litter box so a cat door is out of the question, so it's a matter of training a dog.
Saturday we had our belated Thanksgiving with DH's family, had a few hitches in the meal, and usual drama with DH's mom and oldest niece, but overall it was good, it seems everyone enjoyed themselves. His grandparent's from his mom's side came and it's always nice to see them :D.
Sunday we did our usual weekly grocery shopping, also went and got Natalie some fall/winter clothes. We then went to Dana's hockey, which didn't go too well, Dana said she was hungry so was having trouble focusing, let some bad goals in. After hockey we had dinner and then I cleaned out Nat's closet of the clothes she out grew, have an entire garbage bag filled of size 2 kids clothes.
Amanda: good luck training Apollo. Keeping dogs away from kitty litter is a pain. Nice work on cleaning out Natalie's closet...I'm about due for that too!
Mary: how did your u/s go?!? I'm also kind of torn on when to talk to my kids (mainly DD who is old enough to get it somewhat).
Virginia: did you test today??
Lauren: sorry about the pain after you cleaned. BTDT. I was overexerted myself trying to go into labor with my DS the last 2 weeks and all I got was tons of painful cramping that did squat to my cervix. Oh well. Keep that little one baking :vibes:
We got back from the lake late last night. Of course, Brekke has school pictures today and OF COURSE she had to get a huge scab on her face while we were on the trip. :rolleyes: I was thinking at least she could do make up pictures but they are the week of Thanksgiving and we'll be on a cruise. AND we have family pictures this Friday and I'm sure it'll still be there. It's about the size of a dime right on the side of her nose...she ran into a rope that was anchoring the boat and gave her a pretty good "burn" scrape. So oh well, at least I am fairly competent in Photoshop! My nausea is still cropping up randomly. My bike race is Saturday so I'm really crossing my fingers that it won't get worse before then!
Amanda - Glad to hear your TG was overall pretty good, minus some drama. I need to go through the boys clothes and pack away some things they've outgrown. I won't get rid of them yet, in case this is another boy. I don't know if I could bring myself to get rid of them yet anyway... I'm such a sentimental fool.
Virginia - Any AF or BFP yet?
AFM - Say hello to my little bean! I didn't know when I ovulated, so I was guessing EDD of about May 15th. The doctor said the bean measured to EDD of May 12th, and so he's just sticking with my LMP date which put us at May 11th. So I guess I get to move my ticker ahead a few days, woohoo! I was a little disappointed because they have a great u/s machine with high resolution and the ability to do 3D in the office, but the doc did the u/s himself on the crappy 1980's machine in the back, lol. So the picture isn't as good, but I could see the little bean moving his/her arms and legs around, and got to see the little hb.
Awww! so cute! I love the hands up near the face. Congrats again, Mary!
Nope, still a BFN for me, so it's not happening this cycle. Now I have the incredibly annoying wait for AF. I'm guessing she'll show Friday or Saturday.
Virginia: sorry about the BFN You never know until AF shows though...
Mary: cute bean!! S/he even looks like a little baby now Sorry you didn't get the nice u/s machine but glad you got to see the HB and your LO!
It's just so frustrating. For the past 2 1/2 months I've kept telling myself (and sometimes other people offering me sympathy) that it's not that big a deal because I get pregnant easily, so I'll be pregnant again soon. But it sure doesn't feel that way right now. I wish I were almost 20 weeks and finding out baby's gender right now instead of waiting for AF to show.
Yeah, that's the suckiest part of the m/c process... Knowing that you should be meeting all those little milestones. Blaaahh.. I hated not knowing if/when I'd be pregnant again, also. I got lucky and got pregnant quickly again, but then I went through all that bleeding that was like psychological torture. Pregnancy is never the same again..
Ashley - Just get the pic with the scab, kids are kids and the pictures will be cute either way.
Mary - Yay for getting an US, cute bean there.
Virginia - Still going to say you aren't out till AF shows.
Decided to gate the furnace room in the basement and let Apollo have free roam, he's stuck near me for the most part. He did get into a bit of trouble today cause Natalie left stuff lying around, he ate a player piece to her Monopoly Jr. game and bit into a glow bracelet, that was a bit funny cause they taste bad and his reaction was priceless, thankfully they are non-toxic so it shouldn't be a biggie.
Other than that not much excitement around here.
Amanda - GL with the litter training - that's a tough one! He sounds like a super bright pup though!
Ashley - sorry about the scab but it will be a memory
Mary - YAYYYYYY! Ohhh little bean! I'm so excited for you! And jealous
Virginia - Sorry about the BFN m/cs ruin pregnancy and TTC. I am almost conditioned to think I'll m/c before being able to get preg and it sucks. I hope you get your BFP asap!
Lauren - take it easy!
AFM - Well DH is going to stay FT. His work was having second thoughts and it was getting complicated. He's not happy but accepting it. And overall if it really doesn't work we can live on just my salary but honestly I think the boys do better with some daycare and we're happier when we have dual income. So we'll make it work. In brighter news my baby still sleeps. Really I can't get over it. Last night he totally STTN in his crib with out a single tear. My mom was joking that we must have had him exorcised the difference really is that remarkable and the change totally over night.
My mom was joking that we must have had him exorcised the difference really is that remarkable and the change totally over night.
Glad he is doing so well!
Virginia: so sorry this cycle didn't pan out Maybe your body just needed another cycle to be ready? I'm sure it'll happen very soon for you.
Her preschool teacher said the exact same thing about it being a memory lol. Nausea was on/off yesterday, I swear I was a week farther along last time when I started feeling like this. Hmm. I have some acupressure wrist bands I got from BabySteals and they seem to be curbing it but its hard to say. Figure it can't hurt! Coffee sounded horrible yesterday and no caffeine + pregnancy exhaustion=me almost passing out on the couch. Right up until Dane crawled up on me and started bouncing :rolleyes: haha I made myself go run yesterday and it did give me a temporary energy boost but then by bedtime I was dead! I'm hoping to go for a bike ride today (depending on if my mom can babysit for a bit). I can't wait for this bike race to be over because it's just hanging over my head right now.
Mary - awwww look at that little bean!!!!
Virginia - sorry about the bfn.
Ash - sorry about the exhaustion and nausea. I can't decide if that's worse or later on in the third tri is worse......... I usually just think the one I'm in at that moment is the worst. hahaha.
Amanda - glad Tgiving went well. Also glad Apollo did pretty well with free roam.
Katie - sorry DH has to stay FT. Bummer.
AFM - my baby is THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE today!!! I cannot believe he's 3 years old already! How is that even possible?! We've had a pretty good day. We blew up a ton of baloons for him to kick around, so he's been having a blast with all of those. I made him a Mickey Mouse head shaped chocolate chip pancake for breakfast, which he thought was the coolest thing ever. And we made cupcakes to frost later on after his nap. He loves helping me in the kitchen, so he was in toddler heaven. haha.
I, however, am having some serious sciatic nerve pain today! It's never been this bad! I'm definitely doing yoga once the kiddo goes down for his nap! I can hardly move at times, which is fun when your kid wants you to sit on the floor and "play balloons" with him. *sigh* Hopefully the yoga helps, and I'm sure it will a little, but honestly for the last week it hasn't fully gone away no matter what I've done (and I workout almost every day, even working including lots of stretches for sciatic nerve pain). It's just that point in pregnancy. Ugh! I also can't sleep anymore, I just can't get comfortable, so then I'm SO tired all day. Anyway, part of me wonders if I popped something out of alignment in my spine, so I think I'll get a doctors note to go see one at my next appt in 1 1/2 weeks. That's a little while to wait, but I'd rather have insurance cover most of the chiro appt. Until then I'll just keep stretching.
Happy birthday Xander! :party: Sean loves balloons too... I might get him a bunch for his next birthday, haha.
Katie - Sorry the work situation didn't pan out for your DH... Ohh well, more money never hurts, I guess.
Ashley - I hope the nausea doesn't get too bad for you.
AFM - A bit stressed tonighht. I've had a LOT of cramping, pressure down low, stabbing pains in my cervix, and discharge that is light brownish colored. I hope it's just residual effects of my pap on Monday, but who knows. I'm also not nauseated and no boob pain right now, so that makes me nervous too.
Lauren: sounds like Xander had a great birthday! Sorry about the sciatic pain, ugh!
Mary: hopefully the discharge is just from the pap (I've had that happen too) and maybe you're on your way out with the m/s? 10.5 weeks is when mine started fading last time. Sucks that we can't just be happy that we feel decent but I completely understand.
I had a much better day today. Took some B6 with breakfast and lunch and that seemed to curb it significantly. Having pizza and Little Caesers crazy bread for dinner mmm! I need the carbs...right? Haha. I just wish I could wash it out with a icy cold beer!
Mary - I hope the cramping and discharge stop. I hope the lack of nausea is because your m/s is finally fading. It's about time for that! I had a ton of pressure at 10w with Alex and the Dr told me it was probably because the baby and sac and all were about the same size as a newborn head and were fitting low in my hips for that reason. It was super scary, though.
AFM: I'm doing better today. It was tough getting a definitive (for me) BFN on the 16th since it was 2 months to the days after the D&C and also the day i would have hit 18w. And the wait between a BFN and AF is the worst part of TTC. Just wasted time. Today my temp has dropped a bit and I'm spotting. I'm pretty eager for AF to show. And hoping it's nice and heavy (because that means it's less likely there's scarring from the d&c). I'm not too worried I'll be super stressed about m/c when I'm pregnant again. I should have betas and an early viability u/s, which I think will give me peace of mind.
Raymond told me yesterday "Mom, I have two brothers, but I want as many brothers as it takes to get a sister."
Lauren - Happy Belated Birthday to Xander! :cake Hope the pain is better today.
Mary - Thinking of you hope everything is alright with little bean.
Ashley - Good to hear the B6 is helping out.
Virginia - Here's hoping for AF to come soon so you can start a cycle again, if all is normal when is she due? Too funny of Raymond, maybe the next will be a girl.
Just dealing with the normal puppy/preschooler stuff today.
Natalie and I made some bath crayons, can't wait to see how they turn out. I also made some sweet cinnamon popcorn, it's a tiny bit over cooked but still good.
Amanda - Bath crayons sound interesting... What does that entail?
Ashley - Can't beat a $5 pizza, haha! My DH LOVES them... He's always bugging me to pick one up on my way home from work. I like them too, but definitely have to eat them while they're hot and fresh, otherwise the cheese gets all congealed, haha.
Virginia - You sound more laid back than me about future pregnancies, haha. I am so worst-case-scenario. When I hadn't seen/heard the bean yet, I thought, "Maybe there's not a bean growing at all." Once I saw the bean on my u/s, I thought about my one friend who had a good u/s at like 9 weeks and miscarried like a week later. There is no relaxed pregnancy for this girl, lol.
AFM - Feeling better about things today. My CM is back to normal, clearish, less abundant. None of the crazy cramping/pressure. Maybe it was just "growing pains".
I'm a little late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY XANDER! I totally remember when you had him! Awwweeee
Ashley - glad you're feeling OK and B6 is helping
Virginia - I hope AF arrives and is normal!
Mary - I'm with you I'm an emotional basket case when preg. The first tri is my hell. And I have never been very sick so that does me no good Ugh!
Amanda - We've bought bath crayons never made them though, how'd they go?
AFM - not much excitement. I think I'm through my Oct ovulation LOL Every month is like a challenge to stay on the NOT TTC wagon LOL And all you preggos are no help But I'm on the other side, lots of O pains which is nice, good to know the body is working. And now Rory is STTN so I'm hoping my supply continues to relax!
Katie - Good job staying strong! Hahaha... I have no willpower. I have no idea what I'll do after this baby is born and we're supposed to be done. I'll probably try an IUD, I guess. I'm way too weak to trust myself with the birth control methods... Better to just stick an IUD in there and be done with it.
AFM - Day 5 of 11 at work tonight. I really screwed up yesterday. My boss called and asked me if I could work a double. I told him no, but thinking back, I should've told him I'd do it if I could get today off (or another day off to break up the 11 days in a row).
Mary: Sorry about the 11 straight! I'm making DH get the big V after #3. I've been in charge of BC up until now so it's only fair We're 100% sure we'll be done with three (unless I guess this one turned out to be 2..yikes). The only exception would be if I needed a c-section for some reason, then I'd have my tubes done. I'll probably get an IUD or BCPs just to be safe and for the other benefits.
Katie: Glad you made it through your O Good luck getting your supply to mellow.
Amanda: bath crayons sound like fun!
Virginia: that's adorable what Raymond said! Hoping you get that girl next so there's no pressure
The "big" race is tomorrow. I'll be so glad to have that under my belt. My BIL was giving me major sh** for not doing the full 100 because I've been training with them up until I got my BFP. He'll think I'm a wimp for another month but then he'll understand. Our stretch is only ~32 miles so it shouldn't be too bad at all but hopefully keeping moving will distract me from the nausea/headaches. My biggest issue is going to be eating before the race because I definitely can't eat what I normally eat biking because thinking about a ClifBar or Powerbar makes me want to hurl.
On a side note, after telling me NO WAY would he wait, my DH has decided he's leaving it up to me whether I want to find out this baby's gender. So much to think about...
Ashley - GL with the race! in your situation I think I'd wait to find out the gender. You have things for both genders and it can be a fun surprise.
Mary - I'm glad you're feeling better! BC is always a challenge. I don't know what we'll do after #4. Probably BF for a year then decide we want #5.
Katie - GL avoiding TTC.
Amanda - If the bath crayons turn out well you'll have to share how you made them.
AFM: AF showed. This is pretty much normal timing. I honestly don't have a lot of data for "normal" cycles, but the 2 cycles between ending BC and conceiving Raymond my LPs were 13 and 15 days. This cycle it was 13 days. I feel kind of dumb for getting my hopes up about last cycle. I looked over my chart and up until O it was weird. I had almost daily spotting and around O I even made a note about having much less EWCM than normal.
Ashley - I'd totally wait if I were in your shoes! I've always loved the idea of keeping it a surprise, but at the same time, we're big on wanting to prepare. Since we already have two boys, I'd want to know if it was a girl so I could go out and buy some cute pink stuff. If it's a boy, I need to start organizing the clothes we already have.
Virginia - Happy CD1! I hope this cycle is better than the last!
AFM - I wish I could just go back to bed. I really hope I get some good news when I get to work. I doubt it, because the boss is super slow to make decisions on anything, but we recommended a change in our schedule that is really win-win for everyone involved. Our pay periods are 2 weeks long, so my mgr and I would both work a 6 day week and a 4 day week. We'd have one weekday off each week (the same weekday, either like a tuesday or a thursday that we'd have off every week). Then we'd work every other weekend. The girl who floats to our store and two other stores to fill in on our regular days off would only ever work M-F, no weekends. She's pretty disgruntled, hates the floater position, wanted my spot in my store, but I got it (yay!)... So giving her weekends off could be the perk to keep her happy with her otherwise pretty crappy position. I would not have this insane 11 day stretch anymore (hah, I thought my old 9-day was bad). The most we'd work in a row is 6. And perhaps the best part... We wouldn't have ANY "turn and burns" as we call them, where we work at night till 10pm and then have to be back at 8am. We'd have a week of late, followed by a week of early shifts.
But... The boss is kinda cruel from what I hear, he doesn't seem to like the floater girl, and he probably won't like the idea of a schedule that gives her weekends off. But my mgr and I don't mind working the weekends! Grrrrrr...
Mary - I have a quick question for you. Is there any reason a woman shouldn't get the flu shot in early pregnancy? I'm pretty sure I had it in the first tri with Oliver, but I just realized the day I'm supposed to get it done I'll likely be 8-9dpo. :doh: