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    Hey All! Sorry I have been totally MIA this week - between traveling and then being super busy at work today and yesterday, I have had ZERO play-around-on-the-internet time. This is going to be a quick check in, but I think I'll have more time tomorrow to do a real check in.

    Jina - Awwww, sorry you are having to do daily blood draws and that Lucas has lost a lot of weight. It's soooo stressful in the beginning, but you both will get the hang of it. I remember seriously feeling like T might starve to death for that first week or so, but we just kept trying (and yes, sometimes supplementing) and by the time he was 3 months old he was a CHUNK. Anyway, I think about you and your son every day, and I hope you're doing well over all and adjusting to your new schedule of having a newborn that keeps you up all hours of the night.

    Jessica - UGH, I can't believe you're still without heat. I would be asking for a reduction in my rent for this month if I was you. When we were in our apartment, our dishwasher went out for like a week, and they gave us a reduction for that, so surely you are due a reduction for not having any heat!!! Um, since it's your MIL's dog, do you think you could just sort of....forget to pick him back up? LOL! I mean, I don't blame her for not wanting to keep him locked up in her bedroom, but her dog is kind of more her problem than yours (or should be anyway) you know? Glad you had a nice shower! Did you get most of the major stuff you needed (stroller, car seat, et cetera)

    Nidia - So glad that you stopped by!!!! I hope that your pregnancy is going well and that you are feeling well. I hear ya about pregnancy brain! I'm pretty fried a lot of the time too.

    Lynn- What a good idea to track "planned" vs "actual" money spent! I think I may have to incorporate that! My problem (or one of my problems anyway) is that I feel like I'm always running into expenses that I totally did NOT plan for, so it would be great to get a handle on that and budget more effectively.

    AFM - Had my most recent growth scan yesterday. Rocket is at the 92nd percentile for his "age" and is weighing in at over 5 lbs. EEEeeeeeeeek! At least my amniotic fluid is measuring in the normal range again. So basically the doctor told me that if I go to term, I can expect Rocket to be bigger than T (T was 7 lbs 6 oz) but they probably won't really talk about c/s until they think that he is getting near 10 lbs or if labor isn't progressing the way it should be. They also said that they absolutely won't let me go past my due date, so I guess April 2nd really is my deadline.

    Other than that, not much going on, just still working on getting a handle on my finances and super busy at work. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Hiiiii Alissa! Okay first and foremost... 5 POUNDS??? WoW!!!! That's awesome! Sort of...lol. Is a growth scan an ultrasound? I don't think I've had one of those. Sometimes when Julie moves around in there I wonder how big she is. My MW always says to not worry about her because she's "fine".

    Speaking of fine, I posted this on the chat thread in April but I have been crying ALL THE TIME. I finally broke down and called my OB and left a message. I told her this is getting bad. I was on Prozac for about three years before and I stopped it myself because I thought I was okay. It was even before I got pregnant. But I can't deal with this. I cry and cry and CRY AND CRY. I cried ALL FRIGGIN day today. It's over stupid stuff sometimes, but it just doesn't seem stupid at the time. So, my OB called me back and called me in some Zoloft to the pharmacy and she rearranged my schedule so I see the MW instead of the nurse prac. when I go in for my appt on Wednesday. She kept asking me if anything life changing had happened and I kept telling her no...it's just little things that keep adding up and I can't deal with it anymore. I'm gonna lose my job and I'm going to lose Tim.

    ...should I tell Tim? He knew I was on anti depressants when we met but he asked me to try to come off of them to see if they were "needed" or if they were because of my ex husband. And I did come off of them. Because I really thought it was my ex husband. But now I think it's me.. And Tim doesn't really understand because he's never BEEN depressed. and I think he'll totally judge me
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    Well I told him. I broke down crying (again) on the phone with him yesterday and told him that I needed something. That I was completely miserable all the time, but that I didn't want him to think it was him. He was totally fine with it - he blames pregnancy hormones. The MW said I was at a HUGE risk for post partum if I'm already having issues, so they're going to keep me on it for awhile. Tim said I can try to come off it after the baby is born and I agreed because I didn't feel like getting into it. But if the MW says I'm going to most likely have PPD, then I'm not going to stop them until I think I can.

    If I can stop them at all. Like I said, I was on them before so...obviously it's not pregnancy messing me up, although that may not be helping at all.

    Oh and Alissa - as far as DH's dog. He's still not here *knock on wood*. I've stopped asking DH why he's not here because I'm not sure if there's a reason or if he's just forgetting to pick him up. Sooooo, I'm leaving that alone.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Alissa, how much did T weigh at birth?

    Ladies, my friend's son weighed 9 1/2 lb at her 37 week ultrasound!! So by now, she is 39 weeks.. her doctor gave her the option of having a csection or having him naturally. She debated and cried and prayed and has decided on a csection. Her DH weighed 10 lb when he was born and he was 3 weeks early! She's been upset about even mentioning that she had the choice on her FB of the rude comments about csections. I told her people don't know her situation and that it's her choice, her health and her baby. The body is made to give birth and I know people give birth to 10+ lb babies all the time! Her big scare was that she'd go natural and end up having a csection anyway. I told her either way I support her decision

    Jessica, I hope the medication helps. When someone hasn't been in your shoes, they won't understand. Keep using them for as long as you need.. for you sake, your baby's and your relationships! I'm here for you!

    Jina, thinking of you and hope things have gotten better!!

    Lynn, hope you're doing well.. time sure does fly.. ahh.. my baby boy will be 5 in July!

    AFM, I believe I grew over the weekend LOL I felt the stretching in my tummy the end of last week too.
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    Oopsie. Messed up at work this week. The day before I was off for my baby shower, I had a vendor show up late and I semi-glanced at his paperwork (and he did too) and thought he was only bringing in 1 frozen food item. Welllll, it should have been 11. We just caught it, so I emailed the proper people to get it deleted so we won't pay for it, but I'm already thinking that the office will be getting in on this one. Yes, it was totally my mistake. I already told MY boss and he doesn't care as long as it gets taken care of. I really hope there aren't too many questions asked about it.

    Other than that, I had a great day at work today. People kept making me laugh. I've only been on the meds for a little bit, but I can tell they're helping. Except that they make my stomach hurt. Like, I feel like someone is constantly lightly holding my throat, which makes me wanna hurl LOL

    Plus, my heartburn has been CRAZY bad. UGH
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Xp from my BB-

    Hey ladies. I'm on the L&D ward. Don't *think* I'm in preterm labor, but we'll see.


    It all started because I called my doctor because my blood sugar has been low for the last several days. They asked me about baby's movement, and I really hadn't felt him much today (it was still morning though) so I said that, so they automatically sent me to L&D to get an NST. Everything was fine with the baby (moving, hb) but while I was hooked up to the monitors, they noticed I was having contractions. They must be small ones, because I couldn't even feel them. Since I've been here, I have felt a few, but nothing too painful. So then they did a cervical check, and I am 1 cm dialated, but I guess that's not that uncommon since I've had a baby before. So now I am waiting on the results of some test where they check you for a protein that your body gives off when you are going into labor in the next two weeks. I'll keep you all posted.

    Jessica - so glad you are on meds and feeling better. I'm glad your DH knows its not him, it's chemical. Also glad that darn dog is still at your MILs!

    everyone else- sorry will check in to write some more to you later.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    My test was negative, so I get to go home soon! Thank goodness! I am so tired of being stuck in this hospital bed!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    I posted on our BB, but I'm glad you're doing okay! When I saw the title of your post, I might have freaked out a little. LOL While I am positive everything would be fine, Rocket needs a few more weeks!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Can I just say - that I HATE when people call me from my area code, but I don't know the number (so I don't answer it) and they don't leave a message? I mean granted, it was probably a wrong number but... well okay, see..
    Years ago in a far off place - LOL - this vendor was at my store. He unloaded his truck, left his stuff in the middle of the floor and LEFT. Without telling me ANYTHING. So, I called him and it went to voicemail and I left a message.. That this Jessica, call me back ASAP please. That night I got a phone call from his GIRLFRIEND. She basically accused me of having sex with him. Told me that they were planning on getting married. I was like..um..for real? He left his order in the middle of the floor, I was calling because of work. She got quiet, then asked me if I was (bad word) that (bad word) raw dog? I had NO clue what that meant. Apparently it meant was I having sex w/out a condom. ANYWAY, point is - I get freaked out everytime I don't know who's calling me because I work around a lot of men and ...crazy girlfriends are out there! I mean that lady seriously had me worried she was going to show up at my work or something.
    My "friend" showed her butt again today. She wants me to do her taxes. Which is fine, I've done them a few years now. So, I told her to come by today after I got off and I'd do 'em. It would only take about 15 minutes. She said okay THEN decided that she'd rather meet me somewhere and give me her W-2's. Uh, no.. I'm not doing YOUR taxes for free while you go off somewhere else. Wrong. So, I didn't even bother to let her know when I left work. She lives like four miles from me. Meet me somewhere? Pffft puh-lease.
    So, I'm not sure if I posted about this or not but when the insurance adjuster got here for the heat unit (Friday), my neighbor ran out of the house to talk to him AS SOON AS the guy got here. He told the insurance guy all about how my landlord was supposed to cut down the tree because it got struck by lightening and etcetc. I was getting more and more pissed because ...I mean, it's not my tree nor my problem, but this guy is supposed to be my landlord's friend and he was just throwing him under the bus AND completely ignoring me like I wasn't even standing there. I sent a text to DH telling him that the neighbor his nosey as hell, then I talked to my older brother and was telling him the same thing. I wonder if he heard me - because his nosey wife usually speaks to me and avoided me today when I got home. Speaking of that, it's Tuesday and I have yet to hear anything else about the heat pump. DH keeps bringing it up and it just stresses me out. If he speaks to the landlord, the landlord will then call me and complain that Tim was mean and expect me to apologize for him (yes, he's done that before.) Tim isn't mean. He's direct and to the point, way more than I could ever be.
    On another great note, DH has been driving my car, I've been driving the Camry (the one my dad put the transmission in just a few weeks ago). Yesterday, leaving work when I started it, ALL the lights in the dash came on (like, all the bad lights) and the car wouldn't go. At all. So I turned it off and turned it back on and it went. It's still sick, we know that, but it gets me back and forth to work (I live like 5 miles from work if that.) So this morning, I turned it on...and it turned immediately back off. So, I took DH's truck. The car needs a new transmission control module. DH thinks it just completely died and that's why the car turns right back off. We knew we needed a new one, but I hope it's going to solve all the problems.
    I wanted so bad to set up a day to go out on leave so I can have something to look forward too. But I didn't. I really don't want to go into labor at work, but I mean.. I guess at least then someone could drive me somewhere. Plus who knows if I'll have to be induced or if she comes early/late whatever.
    I'm getting to the point where I am really really over being pregnant. Everything is harder. Walking hurts because my hoo-hah hurts. Sleeping is a joke. My stomach still constantly hurts, I don't throw up as much, but still throw up at least 3 to 4 times a week. I have issues bending over. I huff and puff a lot. As a whole, this pregnancy has gone by very quickly. I hope the rest goes by quickly as well. I know it could definitely be worse, but I'm whiney right now and just want to complain.

    Jina, I hope you and your little boy are doing wonderful!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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