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    Jina - I'm glad you're putting your foot down!! You totally deserve not to have to go out of your way all the time - pregnant or not!
    Glad your OB appt went good, why are you having an u/s at 36 weeks? Is that a normal thing that I get to look forward to as well? It's a good thing he's no longer breech, but I feel for your ribs...lol. Does he still move around a lot? I know they say once they baby gets bigger and runs out of room, that they still move but it's more jabs than anything.

    Bonita - I always mean to as well. I've gone so far as to buy the cards, write them out and get stamps on them...and then I just forget LOL

    AFM - DH only has one more day of school after this! It's weird because I know I get to be "super" lazy on days he's in school because he doesn't get home until 830 or later. He won't go back until the 7th of January. But I'm not gonna turn down any extra time spent with him - when he goes back to school in Jan, he'll be in until baby girl is born. Actually, he'll still be in when the baby is due. I know DH is going to have to go straight back to work (he said he's gonna take off that first week, but we'll see) and he'll still have to go to school, whether he's off of work or not. I have a feeling a LOT of people are planning on taking off right at the beginning and I wish they wouldn't. Not that I don't want people to help me out - but I wish they'd space their vacations out a bit. Like, DH could take off the first week and then HIS mom or MY mom, but not everyone at once. And honestly, I get along great with his mom, but... I wish my mom could stay here the entire time LOL. I love my mom, she's my best friend and I know having her here will be really really appreciated. I think I'm going to feel even more stressed if his mom stays here (which she might not, she only lives like 30 minutes away) because I'll feel the need to take care of the baby and the house. Whereas if it's my mom - I don't have to worry about it LOL
    Speaking of my house, it's a wreck. It's almost ALWAYS a wreck and I really don't understand. It's only me and DH here (well and the dogs), but there's always clothes to be washed/put up, the kitchen is always messed up, I constantly need to sweep. For instance (no judging allowed!) my living room table has zero room! On it: 6 bottles of various meds, presents for DH (wrapped), 2 mountain dew bottles, a bottle of water, Tostitos, candy bar wrapper, coupons, keys, fetal doppler, aloe vera and a hairbrush. LMAO I was off yesterday and did a LOT of laundry and ran the dishwasher and that was about the extent of it. What happened to all this 2nd trimester energy I was supposed to have??
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jina - I agree with Jessica - good for you for putting your foot down. Family relationships are about compromise, but it's not really compromise if one side is the only one who ever compromises. If this was a one off thing with a family member who is normally accommodating the rest of the family, I would suggest maybe doing a family get together a little earlier (preferably at their house, since they are the ones disrupting plans), and then a smaller Christmas Day get together at your MILs. But, since this is a pattern of selfish behavior from these people, I say to heck with it. They had the choice to spend their time more equally and they chose not to, so oh well. That does make me feel bad for your MIL because I'm sure she really wants to see them, but that is their doing, not yours.

    Jessica - I like to keep the main areas of my house pretty tidy, but at the moment we are in what I call the "Holiday Cleaning Slump." This happens every year around this time. It's a combination of us being super busy with all of the holiday parties and get togethers, so we aren't home to clean, and when we are home we just kind of toss stuff down and then go back out again. And then, we have presents (both received, and to be given) piling up because we don't have a good place for them. On my kitchen table I have a big pile of unopened Amazon boxes which I need to go through and turn into wrapped presents (once they are wrapped, they'll just go back on the table anyway.) On our bar in our kitchen, I have big box of Channukah presents for T from various family members that we need to go through and find a place for. On another counter I have a bunch of T's school pictures and some frames because I am giving framed school pictures to his grandparents and aunts and uncle, but haven't framed them yet. Plus I need to get back on top my normal cleaning routine. Holiday Slump. That's what it is. LOL I am hoping to get through some of it today since I am home, but my main focus is to get the office cleared. I want everything out of there that I am okay to carry before DH gets off school (the week of Xmas and the week after) so that he has 2 weeks to get it painted, move all of T's stuff in there, and then set up the furniture in T's old room for the nursery. That is my goal. I've already made a small dent this morning, but I figure that since I'm pregnant, I should probably carry a box to the basement, then sit and post. Carry a box, then sit and post. And so on...so I don't get too tired.

    Lynn - I agree with you totally about feeling the need to do stuff just because it's expected and not for the right reasons. I'm opting out of that stuff too. I don't have the time or the energy or even the inclination these days. I'm sorry that you're still not feeling well with this pregnancy, but also glad that seems to be a good sign for you. I can't wait to hear back from your next u/s. Are you doing the NT scan?

    AFM - I guess I should go carry another load down to the basement. I hope everyone has a nice weekend, and if I don't chat with you all before, talk to you on Monday.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    well, I didn't really get to join in much. I'm heading back over to TTCAL, unfortunately. Hopefully I'll be back here next month.
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    Sorry Pico. Hope to see you next month.


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    Hi ladies, just dropping in for a quick note.

    Virginia, I already responded to your posts on TTCAL. Best wishes for a sticky little one next cycle.

    I had a really rough weekend. I guess I got a stomach bug b/c it was much worse than it has been for me. I spent the weekend in bed, every time I tried to get up and do anything I got sick and it kept coming like every 10 or 15 minutes. I couldn't keep food down, ugh!! I hate, hate, hate puking up a full stomach!! Anyway, I am feeling better on the vomiting side this morning but I'm so wiped out...probably some dehydrated and just feeling really weak. But I have to be at work today. I have a deadline on a project this week. Blah!! I already can't wait until the weekend. Ok, sorry about that...whinefest is over.

    Alissa, no I'm not having the NT scan. I talked to my doc about it, thinking I would probably go ahead and do it if it was easy. But, they don't do them in house and would have to refer me somewhere. I wasn't into all that and would probably mean another big bill even with insurance so I'm skipping it. I might do the quad screening at 18 wks...it's just a blood test so not sure I want to bother. I'll also be having the big u/s at 18 wks so may just depend on what we see then.

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    Hi ladies, just dropping in for a quick note.

    Virginia, I already responded to your posts on TTCAL. Best wishes for a sticky little one next cycle.

    I had a really rough weekend. I guess I got a stomach bug b/c it was much worse than it has been for me. I spent the weekend in bed, every time I tried to get up and do anything I got sick and it kept coming like every 10 or 15 minutes. I couldn't keep food down, ugh!! I hate, hate, hate puking up a full stomach!! Anyway, I am feeling better on the vomiting side this morning but I'm so wiped out...probably some dehydrated and just feeling really weak. But I have to be at work today. I have a deadline on a project this week. Blah!! I already can't wait until the weekend. Ok, sorry about that...whinefest is over.

    Alissa, no I'm not having the NT scan. I talked to my doc about it, thinking I would probably go ahead and do it if it was easy. But, they don't do them in house and would have to refer me somewhere. I wasn't into all that and would probably mean another big bill even with insurance so I'm skipping it. I might do the quad screening at 18 wks...it's just a blood test so not sure I want to bother. I'll also be having the big u/s at 18 wks so may just depend on what we see then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pico83 View Post
    well, I didn't really get to join in much. I'm heading back over to TTCAL, unfortunately. Hopefully I'll be back here next month.
    Oh Honey, I am SO SORRY!

    I confess I have been stocking you to check for any updates all weekend. I am so sorry this has happened.
    Quote Originally Posted by Clarkton View Post
    Hi ladies, just dropping in for a quick note.

    Virginia, I already responded to your posts on TTCAL. Best wishes for a sticky little one next cycle.

    I had a really rough weekend. I guess I got a stomach bug b/c it was much worse than it has been for me. I spent the weekend in bed, every time I tried to get up and do anything I got sick and it kept coming like every 10 or 15 minutes. I couldn't keep food down, ugh!! I hate, hate, hate puking up a full stomach!! Anyway, I am feeling better on the vomiting side this morning but I'm so wiped out...probably some dehydrated and just feeling really weak. But I have to be at work today. I have a deadline on a project this week. Blah!! I already can't wait until the weekend. Ok, sorry about that...whinefest is over.

    Alissa, no I'm not having the NT scan. I talked to my doc about it, thinking I would probably go ahead and do it if it was easy. But, they don't do them in house and would have to refer me somewhere. I wasn't into all that and would probably mean another big bill even with insurance so I'm skipping it. I might do the quad screening at 18 wks...it's just a blood test so not sure I want to bother. I'll also be having the big u/s at 18 wks so may just depend on what we see then.

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    Sorry you are not feeling well. Where do they do the screening? I would think the ROCK would do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Sorry you are not feeling well. Where do they do the screening? I would think the ROCK would do it.
    I don't know exactly. He just said standard practice in our area is the regular OB/Gyn's have left it to the specialists to get certified in the NT screening. I'm sure the ROCK probably does though. It just wasn't a big deal to me to pursue it any further.
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    Pico, I am so sorry you are going through this again. Please know that we are all here for you. ((((HUGS))))

    Jessica, My OB said she was giving me another u/s at 36 weeks to make sure things are progressing okay before delivery. I guess to just check his position, growth, fluid levels, etc. I'm not sure if it's routine with every practice...you might want to ask your OB about it. I'm just excited to get another peek at our little boy before we meet him.

    He still moves around a lot! He is so big that I can feel EVERYTHING and I love it! Sure, it's uncomfortable and maybe even painful sometimes but I think it's so amazing to feel him. I love how lopsided or lumpy my tummy gets and I can poke/push him back into place and he just comes right back. lol

    It's totally understandable to want your mom there. She's your best friend and your MOM. Why don't you go ahead and let them know now what you'd like after baby gets here. I'm sure they'll all be more than happy to accommodate your wishes. Plus, it'll be a lot less stressful to have everything figured out way beforehand than trying to keep everyone happy after baby gets here. We're pretty much going to let everyone know that we do not want visitors in the hospital or the first few days to a week at home. I know it's going to cause a lot of hurt feelings if we don't allow immediate family members and especially the grandparents if we ask them to wait a week or more to meet their new grandson so we'll make an exception for them but the no visitors in the hospital rule still applies.

    Is anyone else getting really protective of your baby yet? I'm feeling so so so selfish and protective of baby boy and he's not even here yet! Like, people have offered to come help out after baby and I really don't want them to. I don't want to share baby boy with anyone buy M. I hope I don't sound crazy but the thought of other people holding him and looking at him is really making me mad/upset.

    Anyhoo, yeah, my house isn't looking so great either. M has been pretty great about straightening up but I haven't really done any deep cleaning in a while. I usually like to clean the house top to bottom once a week and um...now I'm lucky if I get to do it once a month! lol I'm still waiting for my "nesting" phase to kick in. Oh and my sciatic pain is still really bad so it's really hard to do much of anything around here.

    Alissa, yeah, they do this every year. I can't remember the last time we all spent Christmas day together. I think it was before BIL met SIL. We've (M, me, MIL and FIL) been expected to spend most holidays with SIL's parents too. Isn't that a little crazy? Like, why in the world would we want to spend every holiday with SIL's parents and family? We went along with it for a few years just to keep the peace but I think everyone is getting sick of it. I know M and I are no longer interested in going along with whatever they want just so we can see our nieces. Forget it! If they won't make an equal effort to see us then I guess we just won't be seeing each other. BUT, yeah, I feel bad for MIL but I just can't be a part of the drama. They're adults and can work this out themselves (I doubt it's going to happen this lifetime, though).

    LOL@ your unopened Amazon boxes. Um...we have bunch of empty Amazon and other boxes piled up high in our dining room. M is supposed to break them down so we can recycle them but he can't keep up with them! I think the UPS, FEDEX and USPS men think we are nuts! We seriously have had multiple packages showing up daily and it's probably not going to stop until February/March. Haha!

    Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    Lynn, I'm so sorry you were so sick! It sounds like you had a really rough weekend. Please try to take it easy and drink extra fluids today. At least you have a long weekend coming up next week, right?

    Huh, that's weird that your OB doesn't do NT scans in house. Does he have an u/s machine? I think your insurance should cover the NT scan. It's a routine scan...right? Anyway, yay! 18 weeks isn't that far away! I can't wait to hear all about your big u/s.

    AFM, I'm trying to decide if I want to go to the grocery store and go ahead and do another freezer cooking day. I kinda want to get it all done today so I don't have to think about it anymore but I'm also exhausted today. Blah.

    I'm pretty much done with Christmas shopping. I just have to find one more thing for MIL and M and I'll be officially done! Yay!

    I hope everyone is having a great Monday.
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    Pico (((Hugs))) hopefully you'll get a sticky bean next month!!

    Lynn, I had a stomach bug two weeks ago and it SUCKED. I hope you feel better, quickly. Being dehydrated and super tired even after the bug had me going home from work early two days in a row.

    AFM, What a weekend! I went to see my mom on Saturday. When I got there she was waiting for her husband (they're separated now) to come get the dog because he had broken his chain and her husband was taking him for a small trip anyway. We had to wait THREE HOURS for him to get there, which really irked me because I had rushed there thinking we'd leave soon after I arrived to go shopping. But anyway, we finally made it to the mall where Sears was closing down and everything was super cheap. I called DH because he needs new work boots. He was at his moms house when I called and he told me to pick up THREE PAIR of boots and his mom would pay me back for two of them. Well, I didn't have enough for three pair, cheap or not, so mom ended up paying for all of them. She got some stuff for baby girl She was so happy to buy stuff for the baby LOL, I've been really stern about no one buying anything until the 24 week mark, but since I'm there - I said to go ahead. She didn't buy anything big, just some clothes, but they were super cute. My mom is CRAZY happy that we're having a girl, like I've said before this will be the first girl in the family since me. We went to dinner and I had to pee, so I go to the bathroom and there's blood on the toilet paper. I stare at it for a few seconds. It's BRIGHT RED but just a spot, so I thought maybe I cut myself or something down there. So I go to get more toilet paper so I can see where I'm bleeding and the blood is ON THE TOILET PAPER. That was so friggin gross! I'm so glad the blood spot didn't go "in" me..the part where I wiped my pee was far away from the spot, but even so..that's just sick that someone would do that!
    So anyway, I get home yesterday and DH comments that the boots aren't high enough. It hurt my feelings because my mom went out of her way to buy these boots (which aren't refundable because the store was closing) and he says something like that when he sees them. I told him when my mom comes down next weekend, he needs to NOT say anything to her except that the boots were perfect. Period. LOL.
    So ...he had "cleaned the house" while I was gone. Which means basically he cleaned out the fridge and did some laundry. Which is fine, I hate doing both of them. But he had also cooked dinner for me yesterday and left the kitchen a MESS and said, "I left this for you, but that's it". I'm looking at it like..omg, this is going to take me three days to clean LMAO. Dinner was meatloaf. Poor guy - it wasn't all the way done, but I ate it anyway because I didn't want to hurt his feelings. (No need to insert how unsafe that is, I know)...and promptly threw up. And then I cried. And cried. And cried. We played Monopoly and Phase 10 and he rubbed my back and played with my hair, so that was all great...and I knew he meant well with dinner.
    THEN (this is getting really long, sorry) - I wake up to pee and eat some Tums last night and my stupid dogs have gotten into the Christmas presents...and of course they got into the candy ones. So all the wrappers are on the floor. My boy dog is always getting into whatever he can - he's a scavenger lol, but I wasn't sure who ate the candy. So I called the vet and gave them hydrogen peroxide to force them to throw it up, but they didn't... so I guess it had been too long since they ate it. But they were fine. Then I get home from work and the OTHER candy has been found ( I picked it up and put it on the table once I saw they got in the other candy). So those little hoodlums got it off the table and ate that too. That was just M&M's though, so I'm not concerned about the effects of that one. Last night I googled toxic chocolate for dogs atleast 100 times. They're fine though. Except they're really trying to get in my lap because I yelled at them.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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