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    Jessica - OHMYGOSH - I literally had to re-read what you wrote about someone else's blood being on the toliet paper because I was like "Surely I didn't read that right." Ohmygosh, I feel like I need to put my head between my knees and do some deep breathing after that. LMAO. I swear I'm not totally squeemish, but the idea of a stranger's blood even having the potential to come into contact with my girl parts makes me feel kind of faint. I'm....glad it wasn't your blood....I think....but also totally freaked out that it was someone else's blood. *Swoon*

    I laughed about your DH's version of cleaning. DH's version of "cleaning" is usually doing the dishes. Like, the whole house can be in utter shambles and I can be freaking out about it (because I usually HATE living in a messy house, although I'm getting more tolerant these days ) and he'll be all "What are you upset about? I cleaned the kitchen!" and the ONLY thing clean will be the dishes, and he doesn't even wash out the sink.

    I'm glad your dogs are okay!

    Jina - I don't think you're weird for being super protective of Baby Boy, but I do wonder how soon that will fade (if it does.) I found that once T was here, I was infinitely grateful for any time that my mom or my MIL wanted to spend holding him and taking care of him because that meant I could rest and maybe even take a nap. I still kind of feel that way. Like, if family members want to take T off my hands for a few hours, hells to the yeah, I will never turn that down. I love him to bits, like he's literally my heart walking around outside of my body, but babies and little kids are needy and tiring and they make it much harder to do normal things like go to the grocery store or clean your bathroom, so my advice is that if you have someone who wants to watch Baby Boy for a little bit for you, jump on that fast. Like, even if they just hint like "Maybe we could take Baby Boy for the afternoon some time" if it were me I wouldn't let that slide, I would be pulling out my phone like "Let's look at the calendar and set a date right now..." I'm only kind of kidding.

    Lynn - So sorry that you were so sick this weekend! That stinks! With that on top of being pregnant, I'm sure you were completely wiped out. I hope that you are taking it very easy today and getting your strength back. Feel better soon!

    I guess whether or not NT scans are standard practice must depend on the region. Jessica, correct me if I'm wrong but you didn't get one either, did you? I think it's standard practice here, but I understand not wanting to go through all of the hoops if it's going to be non-standard and possibly not paid for. I mostly just liked getting one because it was a chance to see my Little Guy and reassure myself that he was healthy and happy in there. I know they can also cause a lot of stress over nothing because I think I read they have a high false positive result for being at risk for Downs, and most people still go on to have a healthy babe, so I think it's probably a mixed bag. They are great when everything comes normal and you got to see your little sweetie, but can also cause a lot of stress over nothing. Anyway, can't wait to hear about your scan at 18 weeks! It will be here before you know it! I can't believe you are in your second trimester already! Congrats, lady!

    Bonita - How are you holding up hon? Have you made any decisions about getting a second opinion on everything that happened?

    AFM - I had an OB appt and my 1 hour glucose today. It was at 9 am, which means that I had to leave my house at 8:20 because they had mistakenly scheduled me at the office halfway across town where I get my ultrasounds, and Denver traffic is balls (excuse my language.) I didn't get a chance to eat breakfast before (and I also seem to remember that maybe I wasn't supposed to eat before, although no one said anything about it when they called to confirm my appt, so maybe that is the 3 hr glucose test) so I drank that sugar stuff on an empty stomach which made me feel really sick and gross. My appointment was fine other than that. I am up 5 lbs from last month which was kind of shocking, but my doc is happy because this is the first time I've actually gained any weight this pregnancy. I keep telling myself I think I'm supposed to be gaining like a pound a week or so by now, so 5 lbs in 4 weeks is no big, but it sure sounds like a lot. Anyway, doc was happy with my weight, bp, the baby's hb (still in the 150's), lack of swelling, et cetera. The only thing is, I will be 25 weeks tomorrow, but my fundus height is measuring at a little over 27 weeks. I shouldn't really be surprised. A) I'm huge, so at least now I have an excuse. B) Around this time I started always measuring ahead by 2-3 weeks with T as well, and T is just a big lanky kid, like his dad, like this Little Guy will most likely be. C) Could also be a symptom of my GD kicking in, as one of the complications of GD is that it makes you grow bigger babies. So doc said we would have to watch that. Other than that, everything is good.

    So then, I was so hungry afterwards that I went to Subway and got a 12 inch sub and a bag of jalepeno chips. My plan was that since I hadn't eaten breakfast, I would eat 6 inches now, and then 6 inches for a late lunch, but then I was so hungry from not eating breakfast that I ended up eating more like 9 inches in one sitting, and almost all of my chips. Now I am sincerely trying not to barf. All of that food on top of the sugar drink is no bueno. Bleh.

    Anyway, sorry this is so long. Just had a lot to say I guess. I hope that everyone is having a good day!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Alissa, LOL @ your husband cleaning the dishes but not the sink. My brother & DH did the same thing. Now we have a dishwasher (which only works like..half @ssed) and they STILL don't clean out the sink. Or wipe down the counter. Or the stove. I'm like, I said "Clean the KITCHEN", not put the dishes in the dishwasher LOL. Then of course, when I do it...everything is STUCK to the counter and stove..haha.
    I totally tried to cancel my dr appt for Wednesday. We don't really have any extra money this week. I told DH that (I have a running balance with the dr from my deductible being met from the tubal in Jan/Feb, so every time I visit them I pay like 50 bucks on my total) and he gives me 50 dollars. *eyeroll* I told him I'd totally be fine rescheduling it...and he was like NO, I know you're doing your glucose thing! I said...that's my point! LOL When do you find out what the results are? And yes, you can eat before them but there's no sugar allowed. MY MW said toast with cheese on top and waterrrrrrr (I hate water these days, or any day really...). Mine is at 9, which is when the office opens, but I'm going to try to maybe get there early and drink it. I dunno, I'm not sure I'll be able to stomach it. Everyone says it makes them feel gross, and I feel gross on a regular basis. And yes, you were correct, I did not have an NT scan. Like Lynn's, mine was out of the doc office and about an hour away in downtown. *groan* The thought of even driving there made me sick, but I didn't want to have to worry about any "markers" they found for downs. So I opted out.

    Jina/Alissa, I see where both of you are coming from. When I think of anyone else holding my baby, it kind of freaks me out. But then I think about all the "warnings" I've been given about how tired I'll be and I think I'll get over that protective-ness quite quickly. A friend of mine offered to keep her one weekend...( I honestly think she was just running her mouth), but all I said was thanks, because as scared as I am for this baby to be in my life, I am more scared for her to be in other's lives that could potentially ruin hers. That sounds so...pessimistic, but..that's how I feel.

    Jina, you and Alissa are more than welcome to come clean my house and make some meals for me LOL. You ladies are my heroes. I'm glad you can still feel baby boy. I guess I just kind of wanted reassurance that....now that I can feel her, I don't really want to NOT feel her. I kind of like her bouncing around in there. and LOL about nesting kicking in. A friend of mine asked me a couple weeks ago had nesting kicked in for me. I was like, first off - I think that's much later down the road, but secondly - HECK NO. LMAO. If anything, I'm more lazy now than I was before. But then I just blame it on the baby and I'm good. I see a lot about nesting around 37 weeks. That kind of scares me because I know I'm gonna be big then and wanting to clean just doesn't sound like I'll be able to do it easily.

    So, I'm having issues with my baby shower planning. Well, right now there aren't any plans. But, the girl who wants to plan it is the same friend who wants to see me when she has NOTHING else to do and also the same one who never ever comes HERE, I always have to go THERE. DH's mom said something to me about planning it and then my mom said something to me about having one. DH's mom said we could have it at her neighborhood, there's some clubhouse there that would hold everyone. Except you gotta set up and then clean up and then the last thing we had at that clubhouse was DH's dad's funeral. Um, no thanks. My mom lives 3 hours away in the sticks so that won't work. So we've decided to have it my house (By "we", I mean...me). That way if anyone brings their husband/boyfriend, they can go hang out in the garage with my husband. And can I just say that my friend that wants to do the planning - she was like we should do a couple baby shower! It pissed me off - I don't mind "MY" husband being there, but she only said that because more than likely the shower will be on a Saturday and she wants to bring her boyfriend. So, I nixed the couples idea, but...said if any men show up, they can go out back with Tim. So anyway, point here is: I've been really pissed at my friend since last Tuesday. I don't want someone that makes zero effort in our friendship to be the to throw me a baby shower. Plus I think she wants it at her house (imagine that) and I don't want it there. Ugh, I'm gonna end up not pleasing ANYONE in the end, I can tell.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarkton View Post
    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.
    I have never had it done or recommended either. Alissa's post just gave me a stroke of genius. Lynn, could you PM me the name of your OB? It is not the kind of thing you can ask about on FB.
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    Jessica - OHMYGOSH - I literally had to re-read what you wrote about someone else's blood being on the toliet paper because I was like "Surely I didn't read that right." Ohmygosh, I feel like I need to put my head between my knees and do some deep breathing after that. LMAO. I swear I'm not totally squeemish, but the idea of a stranger's blood even having the potential to come into contact with my girl parts makes me feel kind of faint. I'm....glad it wasn't your blood....I think....but also totally freaked out that it was someone else's blood. *Swoon*

    I laughed about your DH's version of cleaning. DH's version of "cleaning" is usually doing the dishes. Like, the whole house can be in utter shambles and I can be freaking out about it (because I usually HATE living in a messy house, although I'm getting more tolerant these days ) and he'll be all "What are you upset about? I cleaned the kitchen!" and the ONLY thing clean will be the dishes, and he doesn't even wash out the sink.

    I'm glad your dogs are okay!

    Jina - I don't think you're weird for being super protective of Baby Boy, but I do wonder how soon that will fade (if it does.) I found that once T was here, I was infinitely grateful for any time that my mom or my MIL wanted to spend holding him and taking care of him because that meant I could rest and maybe even take a nap. I still kind of feel that way. Like, if family members want to take T off my hands for a few hours, hells to the yeah, I will never turn that down. I love him to bits, like he's literally my heart walking around outside of my body, but babies and little kids are needy and tiring and they make it much harder to do normal things like go to the grocery store or clean your bathroom, so my advice is that if you have someone who wants to watch Baby Boy for a little bit for you, jump on that fast. Like, even if they just hint like "Maybe we could take Baby Boy for the afternoon some time" if it were me I wouldn't let that slide, I would be pulling out my phone like "Let's look at the calendar and set a date right now..." I'm only kind of kidding.

    Lynn - So sorry that you were so sick this weekend! That stinks! With that on top of being pregnant, I'm sure you were completely wiped out. I hope that you are taking it very easy today and getting your strength back. Feel better soon!

    I guess whether or not NT scans are standard practice must depend on the region. Jessica, correct me if I'm wrong but you didn't get one either, did you? I think it's standard practice here, but I understand not wanting to go through all of the hoops if it's going to be non-standard and possibly not paid for. I mostly just liked getting one because it was a chance to see my Little Guy and reassure myself that he was healthy and happy in there. I know they can also cause a lot of stress over nothing because I think I read they have a high false positive result for being at risk for Downs, and most people still go on to have a healthy babe, so I think it's probably a mixed bag. They are great when everything comes normal and you got to see your little sweetie, but can also cause a lot of stress over nothing. Anyway, can't wait to hear about your scan at 18 weeks! It will be here before you know it! I can't believe you are in your second trimester already! Congrats, lady!

    Bonita - How are you holding up hon? Have you made any decisions about getting a second opinion on everything that happened?

    AFM - I had an OB appt and my 1 hour glucose today. It was at 9 am, which means that I had to leave my house at 8:20 because they had mistakenly scheduled me at the office halfway across town where I get my ultrasounds, and Denver traffic is balls (excuse my language.) I didn't get a chance to eat breakfast before (and I also seem to remember that maybe I wasn't supposed to eat before, although no one said anything about it when they called to confirm my appt, so maybe that is the 3 hr glucose test) so I drank that sugar stuff on an empty stomach which made me feel really sick and gross. My appointment was fine other than that. I am up 5 lbs from last month which was kind of shocking, but my doc is happy because this is the first time I've actually gained any weight this pregnancy. I keep telling myself I think I'm supposed to be gaining like a pound a week or so by now, so 5 lbs in 4 weeks is no big, but it sure sounds like a lot. Anyway, doc was happy with my weight, bp, the baby's hb (still in the 150's), lack of swelling, et cetera. The only thing is, I will be 25 weeks tomorrow, but my fundus height is measuring at a little over 27 weeks. I shouldn't really be surprised. A) I'm huge, so at least now I have an excuse. B) Around this time I started always measuring ahead by 2-3 weeks with T as well, and T is just a big lanky kid, like his dad, like this Little Guy will most likely be. C) Could also be a symptom of my GD kicking in, as one of the complications of GD is that it makes you grow bigger babies. So doc said we would have to watch that. Other than that, everything is good.

    So then, I was so hungry afterwards that I went to Subway and got a 12 inch sub and a bag of jalepeno chips. My plan was that since I hadn't eaten breakfast, I would eat 6 inches now, and then 6 inches for a late lunch, but then I was so hungry from not eating breakfast that I ended up eating more like 9 inches in one sitting, and almost all of my chips. Now I am sincerely trying not to barf. All of that food on top of the sugar drink is no bueno. Bleh.

    Anyway, sorry this is so long. Just had a lot to say I guess. I hope that everyone is having a good day!
    I am doing ok. I have a question for you though. How in the world do you remember all of that for one post without a multiquote?

    ~Bonita~

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    Haha Bonita! I type everything into quick reply, which allows me to scroll back up and re-read if I need to remind myself what everyone wrote.

    I think it's a great idea to go to Lynn's OB for a second opinion if Lynn likes him/her, since you guys live so close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    Haha Bonita! I type everything into quick reply, which allows me to scroll back up and re-read if I need to remind myself what everyone wrote.

    I think it's a great idea to go to Lynn's OB for a second opinion if Lynn likes him/her, since you guys live so close.
    I can be slow, I don't know why I did not think of something like that earlier. I think there are other people on here from my area as well. It is just one of those things that if you asked for recommendations for an OBGYN on FB, half the world would think your were pg or speculate on why you needed one.

    ~Bonita~

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    Bonita - I agree that asking for a recommend would probably make most people wonder what was going on. LOL Hopefully Lynn likes hers and can give you a good recommend.

    Jessica - If you saw my house right now, I would NOT be your hero. LOL I have been LAZY the past couple of days. As an example, T's over night suitcase has been sitting (unpacked) on one of our bar stools in the kitchen since Friday night. Plus I still have to go through the boxes of presents I have piled up in the kitchen. Oh well, I will get to it this week. Maybe. LOL

    I think having the baby shower at your house is a good idea. If nothing else, it means that you won't have to transport all of the presents from someone else's house to yours - they will already be there. Is there another friend that would be a bit more flexible that could "co-host" your party? Like, if your sort of selfish friend wants to help throw the party, that's fine, she can be a co-host (that way you can still use the more flexible friend to push to have it at your house and how you want it.) It sounds like you would be better off having someone else in charge of your party, since your friend doesn't seem to want to take your preferences into account. ((HUGS)) I hope someone better steps up!

    AFM - My How Big is Baby ticker (on my April Space) finally changed! Eggplant! I am hoping that Jina and Jessica, yours change when you start a new week. Other than that little bit of excitement, not much going on today. Except, I have to go over to drop off T's Open Enrollment application to start kindergarten in DH's school district. We currently don't live in that district, but we are planning on moving by the end of summer 2013, and DH REALLLLY wants T to go to this school (according to him, it's the best elementary school in the district.) So, I called them yesterday and explained the situation, that we are planning to move to their area by the time school starts anyway, but that DH also works in the district. They told me that we were pretty much guaranteed to get in because DH works for the district, so I just have to go drop off the form to get the process started. Then I can register him like normal next month. I was reading up on this school, and they really do seem to be a great school. They even have a Spanish program! Starting from K, you can enroll your kid in Spanish club which meets twice a week for a half an hour before the regular school day starts (at 8:30, so not like crazy early) and where they teach the kids Spanish through games and whatnot. T is starting Spanish at his preschool this spring if they have enough people interested to do the program (haven't heard the final answer on that yet) so I am totally psyched that he will be able to continue (or start) learning Spanish in next school year. Spanish is sooooo useful to have in Denver - I wish I spoke more of it myself. Anyway, kind of excited about that. Other than that, not much going on. I hope everyone has a great day!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    Bonita - I agree that asking for a recommend would probably make most people wonder what was going on. LOL Hopefully Lynn likes hers and can give you a good recommend.
    She did send me a recommendation that I will need to check out.

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    Okay so.. yesterday I napped on the couch and I took off my wedding ring and put it on the table, like I always do. It's a raised heart, so..I'm always scared I'll scratch myself or get it caught on something. Anyway, I stared at it last night while it was on the table...telling myself - oh yeah, I need to put that back on. But I went and did some dishes and then took a shower, so..I left it on the table. Err..I'm 99% sure I left it on the table. This morning, no ring. I can't find it ANYWHERE. I checked in the bathroom and kitchen, just in case I did put it back on and took it back off elsewhere, but it's nowhere! My living floor is trashed from where my super-bad dogs got into the Christmas presents...but I've moved everything, including the couch, and I just can't find it! I asked DH and he hasn't seen it. He said the dogs were wild this morning, so they might've hit the table and knocked it off, but...I've looked around and nothing. The only solution I can come up with is that the dogs ate it. I mean, generally they leave the table alone...and the presents they got into were on Sunday/Monday morning...nothing has been touched on the table since then. Besides that, even if they had fallen, they couldn't have gone far.
    I'm super bummed I feel naked without my rings.
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    Would the dogs really eat a ring???? I can't get my dog to swallow a pill, let alone something as big as a ring! They're little, aren't they? I just can't see a tiny dog being able to swallow a wedding ring; I couldn't swallow my ring (pretty sure, haven't tried) and my throat has got to be larger than your dogs' throats.

    Did you check your pants pockets? I once took my ring off and stuck it in my pocket and lost it for 3 days until it showed up in the dryer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babywings1 View Post
    Okay so.. yesterday I napped on the couch and I took off my wedding ring and put it on the table, like I always do. It's a raised heart, so..I'm always scared I'll scratch myself or get it caught on something. Anyway, I stared at it last night while it was on the table...telling myself - oh yeah, I need to put that back on. But I went and did some dishes and then took a shower, so..I left it on the table. Err..I'm 99% sure I left it on the table. This morning, no ring. I can't find it ANYWHERE. I checked in the bathroom and kitchen, just in case I did put it back on and took it back off elsewhere, but it's nowhere! My living floor is trashed from where my super-bad dogs got into the Christmas presents...but I've moved everything, including the couch, and I just can't find it! I asked DH and he hasn't seen it. He said the dogs were wild this morning, so they might've hit the table and knocked it off, but...I've looked around and nothing. The only solution I can come up with is that the dogs ate it. I mean, generally they leave the table alone...and the presents they got into were on Sunday/Monday morning...nothing has been touched on the table since then. Besides that, even if they had fallen, they couldn't have gone far.
    I'm super bummed I feel naked without my rings.
    Yikes! Sounds gross, but I would keep an eye on their droppings for awhile.

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