Alissa, she had the baby via c-section and he was 9 lb 9 oz.. so he didn't grow too much after but you know how they say that those are just estimates. They did tell her they were concerned about the incision bc his shoulders were big. So she ended up with 18 stitches but she's recovering well and doesn't regret her decision :) People just never know the situation like you said and sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut.
Pico, you should be able to see something soon, yey!!
Jessica, my DH and I used to DTD in the morning or middle of the night.. that was years ago LOL right now he gets lucky if we do once a week. LOL I know, sad but I am so sleepy and tired at the end of the day that I just want to crash. Oh and it sucks about not having heat still.. I would be so mad and freezing!
AFM, I've been feeling down lately.. it's mainly due to a friendship I feel like is dying.. it really sucks. Oh well, life goes on right?
my u/s went well! We have a little blob with a HB of 116, which is great for 6 weeks.
I had a moment of surprise/panic when she first put the wand in because I clearly saw two black blobs on the u/s screen. She seemed very confident that that second was a SCH rather than a twin (looked just like a sac to me). I've had no bleeding, but at least I feel warned if I do. She didn't spend much time with the second black blob, but for a moment I thought a saw a yolk sac type thing in it. Must have been my imagination, I guess. And nope, I didn't get a picture.
Pico - Yay for seeing the HB!!! I'm sure that what a huge weight off of your mind. Although, how strange about the second black blob. I'm sure she knows what she's talking about but....still, I can see why you would have a real "oh crap" moment. LOL Twins would be cool but hard. I hope you don't have any bleeding from your SCH, that is so freaking stressful. But if you do, just remember that I bled almost every day for about 6 weeks with this one and even passed some small clots, and he seems to be healthy as a horse. I had a SCH too, and the only thing it did was give me a few white hairs. LOL
Nidia - So sorry that you are feeling blue lately and that you have a friendship that is falling apart. That is always such a bummer, and I'm sure that the added hormones from pregnancy don't help. :( I hope that you start feeling more positive and content soon. (((hugs)))
Jessica - OMG, I can't believe that you STILL don't have heat. That is CRAZY!!!!! Your landlord better never get on you about anything ever again; the only thing you'll have to say is "No heat for a month" and you win the argument. LOL I hope they get it turned back on soon.
I'm waddling too. How can you not when you've got a freaking basketball between your legs?
Yes, I was pretty upset when I first heard that she forgot him. I've been having SUCH a stressful couple of days at work, and then when that call came in on top of everything else, I thought I was going to burst a blood vessel or something. I talked to her briefly about it later, and she was like "The rabbi was here and we got to visiting, and I lost track of time..." I'm like seriously, you lost track of like 45 minutes????? Anyway. I know she has a lot on her plate right now with DH's grandma's passing and them having to sit shiva every day and everything, but I was not impressed. LOL If I get another phone call today, I may seriously freak the eff on out, especially with the kind of day/week I've been having.
AFM - Like I said, TERRIBLE stressful time at work this week. Things got bad on Wednesday, and they haven't slowed down much since. I can't really talk about it, but let's just say that my company, and specifically the area that I work with, made the news this week. :) Fun! Plus, every night we've been sitting shiva at DH's aunt's house, so I can't even go home and unwind. The good news is that tonight is kind of the last night, and it's not even really sitting shiva because you don't do that on Friday nights (it's the Sabbath) we are just going over there for dinner for the last time since the whole family is still in town. I think we are supposed to go over there again on Sunday morning, but after that we are done. That's good; I am BEAT! And so is T. He has enjoyed playing with his cousins and everything, but all of this running and going has worn him out too. He was a CRANK last night, so much so that I made us leave a little early because he was too tired and I was done dealing with meltdowns over trivial nonsense like "he ran down the stairs before me." :rolleyes:
Anyway, so that's been my week. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
I might ask about it at my next appointment (in 2 weeks) and see if I can get an u/s to see if it "resolved"... or developed. :rolleyes: seriously, I felt like she barely looked at it. She did measure it: 10mm compared to 13mm for the one with the blob in it. I wonder, though, if she just dismissed the possibility of twins because there was only one corpus luteum cyst.
honestly, I'm thrilled I have one healthy one in there, but I'm going to be wondering a bit.
Alissa - when I read your post I had to laugh. I have no idea where you work and I know even my workplace doesn't allow (well, doesn't want) things said about it on the internet, but the way you posted that made me think you were part of the CIA or something. Err - if you ARE part of the CIA, just ignore that comment LOL I hope things slow down for you at work! I know for me it's getting harder and harder to maintain my "jolly good mood" (that is a complete lie, I'm never jolly at work) and I'm sure if I were super stressed out - I'd be a butthead. More so than I already am...haha.
Okay so - I posted this in April but, my electric blanket died. I hit the ROOF. I was crying and sitting in front of the small little space heater we've got cussing my landlord, so...I decided to call him. I left a really crappy message - at the end of it, he called me back. (See, I've been sleeping on the couch at night and all naps are on the couch and the house is too damn cold to sleep without the blanket turned on...IF DH is home and IF I can sleep in the bed, I don't need the blanket - we have a space heater running in there for about an hour before we go to bed). Anyway, I was a total ***** on the phone. I was all like - do you have an update? Before he could answer I went on to say that this was past three weeks with no heat and it's ridiculous. I have two small dogs here during the day with no heat. I also told him I'm due in March (small white lie) and she could come any time and if he thinks I'm coming home to a house with no heat, he's wrong. I told him the space heater only heats up a small portion of the house, so if we go into another part of the house, we freeze. Yeah - I was a butthead on the phone. He said they're coming Monday to start work. Then called me back and said he couldn't ahold of the guy, but he wants them to start work on Monday. Then called me back again and said he talked to the guy and they're coming Monday to start clean up and hopefully start putting in a new unit. I'll wait until Monday to see if they do install a new unit OR if they're just here for clean up, but I think I might lose it completely if they don't atleast start on it. Plus, I KNOW DH is hot about it - more so than me. So anyway - we ended up going to Walmart for a new blanket and we spent a lot of time in there looking around. Silly as it sounds, I had a really good time with him. I never get to spend time with him outside the house, so even at Walmart - I really enjoyed it. We got a new blanket and made plans to get a fish tank. I know he's wanted a fish tank for awhile - so I acted like I was all on board for it, but quite honestly, I don't really care LOL We're supposed to meet at a fish store today, they close at 6 and if we don't meet there (DH is working today) then we won't make it.
So anyway.... now you're up to date on Jessica's drama! LOL
Pico - Yes, I think you should ask them to take a second look, just to put your mind at ease. Of course, by two weeks from now, if there were another heartbeat in there, I bet it would be relatively easy to spot.
Jessica - LOL No I do not work for the CIA. (And if I told you that I did, I would have to kill you....:lol:) No, I just don't want to link to any of the articles or post my company name because that would make it really easy to figure out who I am and where I work and stuff. Also yes, I think that if my work caught me talking about "The Incident" online, that would not go over well.
You know what, good for you for going off on your landlord at this point. It has been WEEKS now without heat, in February! That is beyond "not okay" and it's good that you let him know that it simply can't continue. I'm glad that they have workers coming out today. I hope that they get a lot done, and you are done sleeping in a cold house.
I don't blame you for having fun just going to Wal Mart with your DH. I even like going to the grocery store with mine; everything is just more fun when he's around. :biglove:
Good luck with the fish tank! My ex had one and he did NOT take care of it properly and it got gross. I'm sure you guys will do better though. My ex was a hot mess, so it's not really any wonder that he couldn't take care of a big honking fish tank; he couldn't even really take care of himself!
AFM - Awwwww, actually doing baby related stuff today! We had a big snow storm yesterday so I decided to work from home today. T and DH still had school (yes, I know that proves that the roads aren't *that* bad, but I get to work from home a couple of times a month anyway and haven't taken my two for Feb yet, so I figured I may as well) so I have the house to myself for once. DH worked on the nursery this weekend, and it's still not totally done (he needs to set up the crib and move some last boxes down to the basement) but it's very close now, and the dresser is finally where I want it to be so I can start putting things in it. I am currently washing all of my long sleeved baby clothes that I got for this guy (T was a summer baby) and then I will start putting them away in his dresser. After I shower, I'm going to go down to the basement and start getting a few things to bring up like some of T's newborn onesies and socks and whatnot, and also the car seats to start wiping down. I think I'm finally getting into a little bit of nesting. I got the whole house cleaned this weekend, and now I'm actually motivated to get baby stuff done. About time too! LOL
Hope you all are having a great day!
Jessica - I hope you get heat back soon! I can't believe you've been without it for weeks. We have a finicky old system and the few times it has gone off for a day or night have been brutal.
Alissa - yay for getting ready for baby! You'll have so much fun with two boys. :)
Wow, I just realized that I would have been hitting full term today if my pregnancy over the summer had worked out. crazy. Instead I'm in the full, nasty grip of m/s.
Alissa - yay for getting baby stuff done! I'm glad your nursery is almost done. I have a pic of mine on my phone.. I'll post it in April. *snicker* You'll be so proud! LMAO Okay, I know you're probably like ...what the heck is so funny? But seriously, when you SEE my nursery, you'll see why I'm laughing. No one showed up to work on the heat today. :rolleyes: the landlord called Tim and said they were sending out a clean up crew to get the tree up so the people could work on the heating system tomorrow. Well, the clean up crew never showed either. They better be glad I got another electric blanket. This is getting real stupid. I DID get the carseat that should fit in my Mustang yesterday, so that's a plus. Now I have two carseats, but one is for the car that isn't working right now LOL I told DH he needs to go ahead and install the one in the Mustang. Problem is - he's driving my car right now and I'm driving his truck. I told him if he gets my brand new carseat dirty (he comes home coated in like grease and oil etc) that I'm gonna be MAD. haha.
AFM, man. Today at work was really rough. I was training someone and I do a lot of paperwork on the computer on a daily basis but a lot of it is doing the same thing over and over, just with a different piece of paper in front of you. The girl would do the paperwork right for like 5 or 6 invoices - then ask me how to do it. LOL I was like you JUST DID IT. But anyway, I get her again Thursday. Today took about 2 hours more than I usually spend at work, but I expected that. Anyway, about half way through work my bladder started KILLING me. Walking was painful. My bosses were joking on me - they really just think I'm milking this. So I told one of them that if anything else comes out of his mouth, I was going to grab his uh...his wee-wee and SHOW him what kind of pain I'm in. He made WIDE circles around me after that....haha. My new plan is to work until the last week of March.
DH finally got the fish tank and stand together today. It looks pretty good! We don't have fish in it yet because we have to get the water right, but the thing is HUGE. He is so excited. I thought he was gonna cry earlier - he was like I've always wanted a really big fish tank and I never thought I'd get one. He didn't cry, but it was cute. There's something in the lease (that I just remembered) about liquid filled furnishings. Hmm...oopsie! I don't think we'll be here much longer anyway - and as Alissa said earlier, I get to win EVERY argument with "I had no heat for a month." BAM
Pico - It's weird to think about what "might have been" isn't it? This past January I was thinking about how I would have had a 1 year old, but here I am big and pregnant (finally!) :) Sorry to hear that your m/s has kicked in, but also glad to hear because that is such a good sign. :) I hope that you are taking it very easy and getting lots of rest!
Jessica - I'm sorry that work has been so rough and that your bosses are being totally unsympathetic and think that you're just milking it. They do not even KNOW how uncomfortable the end of pregnancy is. *Sigh* Do you have a female boss or HR lady that could talk to them about it? Ugh, I can't even imagine doing any sort of physical work right now - I'm struggling to get on the floor to fold laundry at this point. Hope that gets better for you soon. (((Hugs)))
AFM - Not much going on. Work is crazy ad usual, but I was thinking about how I only have like 3 weeks left, and that makes me feel better. I just need to finish documenting everything I do, and show my boss some of the stuff that she's never dealt with. It's been so crazy, but I think I can get that done next week...
Alissa, I cleaned out my desk on Tuesday, just to make room for more paperwork. I left the heavy boxes on the floor and told my boss to "do something with them" LOL. Anyway, my point is I sat on the floor while I was cleaning it out. It wasn't quite as hard to get up as I anticipated. Getting up out of bed, however, is a huge effort. I either half roll out or heave myself up. And by heave I mean...rock back and forth for a second..then give a huge effort, try not to make elephant sounds - pee - and do it all over again about 30 minutes. LOL
Pico, I would have had two kids by now. But I cope with it the same way I cope with everything else bad in my life - try not to think about it. I just file it away somewhere in my head.
AFM, DH scanned the truck today to see why the check engine light was on. On the way to scan it, he was talking about it not having a muffler on it and it could have burned up the catalytic converter. I'm thinking to myself - HE took that muffler off recently, why would you take it off KNOWING it's going to mess up another part? ....because it makes it super loud! That's why! Good reason. Anyway, it wasn't that - it's the transmission. Like we have enough money to replace yet ANOTHER transmission. Something has got to give. He's working 12 hour days, plus going to school 3 nights a week. He hasn't had a day off in atleast two months. He's not even waking up in the morning because his body is just shutting down. And when he gets home, he's tired and barely stays up to eat, then goes to bed. I NEVER see him and I know he's working hard to have money saved for the baby, but it seems like it's not even worth it when it's getting shoveled right back into bills (or, in this case, the cars.) I WANT MY HUSBAND! He just needs the weekend off to recoup, but he won't take off because it's all overtime.
Today, walking into Walmart, he told me that he's not going to be angry if I need to go out early and to do what I think I need to do. That was super sweet of him, but I told him I have no choice but to keep just trucking along because the doctor has to take me out and really there's nothing wrong with me - I'm just super uncomfortable and I don't cope well with pain. I have about two weeks of vacation left. One has to be used as the first week of STD...but I don't want to use the other one BEFORE the baby comes if I can help it.