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    Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I'm getting ready to leave to go to brunch with my parents, and will be busy most of the day today and tomorrow, but just wanted to wish you all a very Merry! I'll be back to chat on Wednesday.
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    I've been crying a lot the past few days. Mom came to visit, but she went to visit her friend before she came here and she had a really bad time there. She had to bring her dog (he's a great Pyrenees and HUGE) and the friend was drunk (she SAID it's okay if she brought the dog) and mom spent the whole day getting yelled at about the dog. When she got here, she was nervous about how my DH would take the dog. The dog was fine here - and mom quickly calmed down. She was supposed to go home yesterday, but her car was messed up so DH had to work on it. He fixed the problem - it was a misfire on a spark plug, but when he pulled out the spark plug, it was full of liquid, which it's not supposed to be full of. So my mom had to call her mom and say she wasn't coming and she ended up staying the night again. We did Christmas on Sunday evening because my brother was here as well, with his girlfriend (whom he told mom was his fiancee, but never told me that, so I didn't mention it). Anyway, I cried when mom left today. I cried earlier because a memory popped in my head. I cried yesterday because I thought DH was getting fed up with moms car. I didn't have a bad time, just certain things kept happening. Today, my mom left around 1030 this morning. It's just been me and DH. We've played games and just relaxed all day. He's in the kitchen cooking right now. I gotta go back to work tomorrow, but it's supposed to be a half day. We'll see about that.

    I gave mom a whole lot of presents - DH got a lot too. I got a lot from mom, but only a hair dryer from DH. He seemed sad that it was all he got me, but I was super excited because it's a really nice one and I know it cost alot. I dunno, this doesn't seem like Christmas. I guess I'm so used to spending the day with some sort of family and it's just been me and DH and we've already opened all the presents and stuff. I totally should have waited to open them. Hope you ladies had a nice time.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica - I'm sorry that you have been having such an emotional couple of days. I hope that you are feeling better today. Your poor mom sounds like she had a rough couple of days too, between the drunk friends, the broken down car, and your brother being gone "at the bar with his friends" on Sunday. I hope that everything is getting back to normal now. That's great that your DH got you a really nice hair dryer. Did you tell him that was the one you wanted, or was he just being super thoughtful? My DH wouldn't know a hair dryer from a hole in the ground...lol

    Jina - I hope that you had a very stress and drama free Christmas with your ILs. That is too bad about your BIL - hopefully one day he will grow up enough to see that he's only got one mother, and she won't be around forever.

    I have a big body pillow that I use, and it does help with my hips, but my problem is that I don't like sleeping with it that much and I always end up kicking it out of bed when I sleep. Then I'll wake up in the middle of the night with hip pain, grab the stupid thing, try to get comfortable again, and then once I fall back asleep I kick it off again. Repeat, repeat, repeat, all night long. Oh well, only another couple of months to go.

    My appt on Friday was pretty much nothing, actually. I went in, but since I have done all of this once before they pretty much just talked to me for a couple of minutes and then wrote me a prescription for a glucose monitor and testing strips and lancets, and sent me on my way. I think I may end up having to go on medicine (just oral medicine) at night before bed time because I have been pretty successful so far at controlling my blood sugar by controlling what I eat, but my fasting blood sugar (first thing in the morning before I eat) has been a bit high and there isn't much I can do about that that I'm not already doing. So, I'll probably end up on glucagon before bed so that my fasting blood sugars are lower during the night and first thing in the morning, but I definitely don't think I'm going to need to go on insulin which makes me happy.

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    I am just gutted right now. One of the ladies on our birth board is in labor and they haven't been able to stop it, and they don't expect the baby to make it. I cannot imagine the grief she is going through right now. I am so so so upset and sad for her.
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    Alissa, he just picked up the hair dryer. I think he was thinking - the more it costs, the better it must be LOL

    As for your preg loss - I saw that too. I take a nap every single day and today I just lay there, thinking about her and what she must be going through. I can't sleep. I'm so upset. I sent a text to my mom and asked her to pray with me. I don't pray much, nor do I like to bring God into discussions of any sort, but she deserves her little girl. I'm just praying they can stop labor or postpone it or something. It's so sad, I wish there was something I could do.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    I know, I feel really helpless, like I wish there was something I could do but I know there is not. I put something on the host board asking Admin if there was something we could do like start a donation fund for medical bills if the baby makes it or something. I don't know. Whatever it is, I know it won't make much difference, but I feel like there has to be some small thing that we can do, and I'm sure that PO has dealt with this sort of thing before, so maybe they will have suggestions. My heart is just breaking for her. What an absolute nightmare.
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    Dang it! My post just got erased! Ugh! Let me try this again....

    Jessica, I am sorry you've been so emotional lately. (((HUGS))) I'm also sorry that your mom had a stressful few days but it sounds like you guys had a nice Christmas. I hope you are having a good day today.

    Alissa, We had a really nice time at our early Christmas dinner. BIL was actually behaving himself and they totally surprised us with some really nice gifts for Baby Boy. Oh and BIL actually went out by himself to pick out something really special for our little boy.

    I totally feel your pain...I started having hip pains as well. It started a few days ago and I haven't been sleeping very well. Ouch! Good thing I (hopefully) only have 6 more weeks to go!

    Glad to hear that you had an uneventful appointment, those are the best kinds, right? Taking oral medication sounds a lot better than insulin shots! Yay!

    AFM, I am so so so sad about Mari. I can't even imagine what she is going through right now. It's just so freaking unfair! Ugh! I also wish there was something we could do.....

    I'm sorry my post is so short. I have an appointment with my OB this morning and have a busy few days ahead of me. Hopefully I can check in again this afternoon! I hope you all are having a good day today!
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    Jina - Oh, that's good that your BIL was being nice for Xmas. I'm sure everyone was relieved. I'm sorry that you are having hip pain now too. It makes it hard to sleep! Oh well, we are getting close now (especially you) so not much longer to put up with it. Not that we'll get much sleep after the babies are born either....

    I know, I am sooooo sad for Mari and her family. Just horrible, and so fast and unexpected.

    I hope that you have a good OB appointment. Are you on every other week appointments now? I can't remember when those start.

    AFM - I was surprised, DH is really starting to get a jump on things from the get go. We are going to get a storage unit and move the furniture from the office into the storage unit, among other things. Mostly because otherwise we would probably put the stuff in our basement, and we are going to start moving things out of our basement to get the house ready to sell this summer. So rather than move it to the basement and then move it again later, we are just putting it directly in the storage unit. Anyway, when I got home last night, he had researched storage units in our area and decided on one, fixed T's toilet, bought the thing we need to fix our garage door, and bought primer for the office so we can start painting it. I was super pleased with him - I figured he wouldn't get started on his Honey Do list until next week. Now he just has to: fix the door to the garage (the spring broke, so it doesn't close unless you close it very firmly yourself), fix the towel rack in T's bathroom (don't ask), and start fixing up the office to be T's new bedroom. Peice of cake.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Jina, Glad you had a good time with the fam for Christmas and how sweet that your BIL went and picked something out for baby boy by himself! I can't see any males in my family going out and picking something out for baby girl. Someone mentioned to me that "people change" when a baby comes - (they were talking about my younger brother) and it made me spit out my drink because I laughed so hard. The idea that my selfish brother would do ANYTHING for the baby is just....well....laughable! Sorry you're not able to sleep very well, but ...it's all for a very very good cause! I can't believe you only have six weeks left!! That's just crazy. I know I've asked you about movement before, but... do you feel baby boy everywhere? I'm still feeling her pretty low, I guess I'm just wondering when I can expect those awesome rib kicks I hear about.

    Alissa, Woohoo for your hubby! I always think at the beginning of a vacation, I'm gonna go ahead and get everything done so I can relax for the rest of the time. But that never happens, I'm always mad on the last day of vacation because I gotta clean the kitchen and the bathroom and etc etc...haha. I have to move out of my place (well, it goes month to month after July) - and I have ZERO interest in making a nursery. It's all gonna have to be repainted and etc and I've been through that SO MANY TIMES and I'm just not doing it here. Now, if we were to move into our own house after this, then baby girl will definitely have a girly room. Right now, she's just going to have a room. haha. I've been upset about Mari since I read her first post. Then I see that she delivered and the baby girl died in her arms. That's so horrible. Such a sad thing to experience.

    AFM, work sucked again today. OMG my back hurts so friggin bad!!! I work in the back, receiving in trucks. Well, since New Years is coming up, every beer and wine delivery was WAY bigger than usual. With beer and wine, the driver hands me the bottles to scan, I scan it and we move on to the next one. It's not rocket science, but these orders were so huge and nothing was in order...so I stood all day on my feet on a concrete floor. Owwwwiiiiieeeee. My boss was a jerk because he told me to call a certain vendor, and I said okay but I kind of laughed and he told me to stop being a smart ***. I just turned around and glared at him. He is ALWAYS a smart *** to me. ALWAYS. But for the rest of the day, he was bordering on being mean. So I told him I had seen way too much of his face today and he needed to leave me alone. Anyway, I'm home now. Woooooo-sahhhhhh. lol. Hope you ladies have a good day.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Well, today started off crappy just like yesterday. I had an attitude with a quickness today and then when I would try to be nice, someone would be crappy to me, so I was crappy back. But it got better towards the end. DH sounded ....morose? on the phone today. He asked me what I was doing when I got home from work. He KNOWS I eat then sleep - he only asks me that when there's something that needs to be done. I do need to pick up the living room. His clothes are everywhere. I suppose I need to do a load of laundry, too. He got so many work clothes for Christmas, I was hoping to ....I dunno, never do laundry again? LOL I also need to clean the kitchen, but it's not that bad. He said when he got home he'd do some housework (another indicator that I need to do something around here), but he won't. I think he tells me that just to get me moving.

    This is gonna sound way stupid but, Ive had on a sports bra for awhile now, regular bras are so uncomfortable and I have no idea what size I wear now. But, I put on my bra the other day and it made my boobies so huge ( I have big ones anyway) that I couldn't see my baby bump and it made me MAD. LOL. I know that's ridiculous and random, but... oh well!

    DH is supposed to have a buddy of his come to help him dismantle and fix the transmission in my moms car and then put it all together. I really hate when DH makes plans with his buds from work, because they never ever show up or call or whatever. It makes me mad - if you truly aren't interested in helping, then make that known from the beginning. Don't leave him waiting on you all weekend.

    Hope you ladies are having a good day!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica - I laughed when you said that after DH got so many work clothes on Christmas you were hoping to never have to do laundry again. Haha, sounds like a plan to me - your DH can be like Chris Brown (only hopefully not, you know, an unstable d*ckhead). Supposedly Chris Brown only wears his underwear once and then throws them away. Waste aside, I personally think that he's missing the boat on comfort. Underwear is at it's most comfy right before it starts falling apart, if you ask me.

    Anyway, sorry that you had a bad morning. I hope that you are feeling a bit more chipper now that you are away from work. Haha about your DH trying to get you moving by saying that he is going to do some housework. That sounds like something I would try to try to get my DH to clean too. It would not work. LOL

    Finally, I also laughed about your boobs being too big to see your bump when you put on a regular bra (I think your whole post was just really funny...) Girl, your cup must runneth over, that is all I have to say. LOL Or maybe that's the pregnancy too. I believe that's called getting a visit from the Boob Fairy.

    ETA: PS - Happy 26 weeks!!! 2 more weeks and you will be in the third trimester!

    Anyway, funny post.

    AFM - Not much going on. We're going to my MIL's for dinner tonight, and then my MIL and FIL have offered to take T overnight tomorrow night, so we are having a date night!!! We haven't had one in forever, so I am pumped. I think we're going to go see "This is 40" so I hope I don't fall asleep in the theater. LOL

    Also, I am super proud of DH. When I got home last night, he had already finished primering the new bedroom for T. So now this weekend we can go pick out paint, and he's actually on schedule to be done painting and doing all of that stuff by the end of his winter break. I was super pleased, and did not even comment on the fact that he had sort of left the kitchen a disaster area with dishes every where and whatnot. I figure that if he's actually getting all of the stuff done that I need him to do, I am more than happy to wash his breakfast and lunch dishes and tidy up the stuff he left in the living room. Yay DH!

    Hope everyone has a good weekend!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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