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Old Jul 20th, 2012, 22:06 PM   31
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Man logic sucks sometimes, especially when its working against you. I was looking over our finances and if we go ahead and get pregnant this year we will only have about $3000 in our savings account after the baby is born. However, if we wait another year we will have about $20,000 which is huge. Then I have my body screaming at me but my husband is trying to be logical, and yes it makes sense but I really want to have a baby. Ugh I hate this. The bright side is he is being so very understanding, he totally understands that I have baby fever because everyone is getting pregnant lol.



 
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Old Jul 23rd, 2012, 17:20 PM   32
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Aw Jess...isn't it all about the money with men?? Surely it would be nice to have more, but look at us? We were in a great spot, now maternity savings will be paying medical bills!!! We will still survive...life likes to laugh at our plans . Be in the moment...feel like having unprotected sex? Do it. Get freaked out halfway through? Then that's ok too!!! You're ready regardless, now it's just about what feels right.

I'm sitting in the doc's office with a very whiny DH. Poor guy is in lots of pain, but it's just going to take time to heal up. He wants an easy answer but he just has to suffer through. Luckily he is getting a little better every day! Also lucky I go back to work tomorrow, I'm not as patient with him anymore!!!

Tomorrow is 20 week scan!! DH and my mon will be there - it's my mom's first ultrasound ever as she had none during her pregnancies! Then it's off to the beach (oregon coast) on Thursday for DH's annual family trip. Should be restful and his family are so excited to see the bump!

Baby moves a lot now! Especially after I eat . Some days it moves much more than others, and I can't wait for DH to feel it - soon I hope!

Nothing else exciting here ... Ate like a pig all weekend with DH as he was laid up and craving comfort foods. Will have to hit the gym again tonight to try and pay my penance!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2012, 10:07 AM   33
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Jess - as Gen said, you can have all the money you ever wanted saved up, and something could happen. I am a person who likes to plan everything and be able to control my decisions, however as I am getting older, planning a family, etc. I have realized that I have to let more things happen on their own - everything can't be planned out as I would like. I think Gen gave great advice - just try when you feel comfortable, and go with it day by day! Easier said than done, right?!

Gen - Glad to hear your DH is beginning to feel better, and excited to hear about your 20 week scan! Time sure is flying by!



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2012, 11:44 AM   34
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Baby was smiling! And it has my nose! We got to see everything - the brain, kidneys, a very close up view of the heart, etc! The only thing we didn't see was the potty shot! Yes! We are still team (probably ). My mom and DH both looked during the potty shot but neither could tell me what they were looking at, or even if they saw legs (?!!?). DH is now more convinced that it is a girl though because he didn't see an obvious wee-wee.

I'm so in love

Now what the hell do I do to pass the rest of this pregnancy?

OH, a bunch of DH's family came over last night (while my mom was there too, we had a big happy BBQ) and the MIL finally mentioned paying for the crib () so hopefully if I show it to her online this weekend while we are at the beach she will tell us to go ahead and order it!

The moms and DH's sister wanted to see how much we had in the nursery and I realized we actually have a lot left to buy, which is awesome because I love shopping. Too bad I'm completely broke after we installed air conditioning, but August 1st means a new paycheck



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2012, 11:51 AM   35
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Love the new baby (and belly) shots! You look fabulous by the way!

Nice that MIL offered to pay for the crib, as that will be a big one out of the way once it is ordered. Are you having a baby shower (that you know of) beforehand? You'll get a lot of things from that as well, if you do have one. I bet now that you're getting bigger, your family will also start wanting to buy more for baby, as it's becoming more real.

Not sure what to say about passing the time though... haha! Maybe keep up with the gym, decorate, get your house clean and maybe make some freezer meals so that when baby comes you have easy stuff to cook. And rest - well that's what all the moms say anyway!



 
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Ooooh...freezer meals.....*lightbulb*



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2012, 19:31 PM   37
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Super cute bump Jen - and look at the little baby! Awww! So awesome and wonderful and amazing. No wonder you're on ! As for passing the time, I bet you'll find stuff to do. How is DH? Is he feeling better?

Well, I missed my O date. I think...honestly I don't even know if I O'd. But we weren't careful this month and now I'm worried because I'm not taking my vitamins but I'm on 3 different medications and all these meds and lack of vitamins can not be good for a baby. And I'm just so out of wack, I feel like a zombie. I have been to the doctor 3 times for this rash. Its a horrible allergic reaction to Tide laundry detergent...so we think. She put me on HEAVY steroids and its making me irritable, and she put me on Vistaril, an anti-histamine, knock you out drug. So I'm a grumpy zombie. I'm trying to type this and I can't even think straight so excuse me if this post is bizarre. Any ways, if the rash isn't better by Monday I have to call the doctor and go see a dermatologist and an allergist and it's just going to cost more money. But it seems to be getting a little better so there is some hope. Also, new student orientation is Monday and school starts Wednesday and I would like to not look like a rashy leper when I meet my new students. Everyone just stares at my arm when they see me. It's really mortifying. One of my teachers was like oh my gosh what happened to your arm? I was like dramatic much? Its just a rash. Uhh roid rage!

Well hope everyone is doing well! I am ready to get back to school and working out to feel like a human being again. I just want a routine and to feel normal. Ok done whining now! Bye ladies



 
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Ah Jess you poor thing!!!
Those Medrol dose packs are notorious for under-dosing the steroids...I like to blast away a rash with higher doses as well, but certainly the 'roid rage does kick in! And bloating, and sometimes a huge appetite! And Vistaril makes me feel stoned...it's amazing how a silly little bit of Tide laundry can bring you down! Have you re-washed all your clothes in something else? It's great to hear that you are improving, even if only slightly!

We leave today for the Oregon Coast and DH's annual family trip. It's not really warm enough to go in the ocean but we have walks on the beach and bonfires at night. Plus the town itself is really cute and touristy with an ice cream shop and excellent clam chowder!

I went shopping yesterday (again? WHAT is wrong with me this month...) and finally bought a pregnancy pillow.....but then I left it in my car and only remembered it as I was climbing into bed already. I was lazy and left it, but now it's 6am and I'm wide awake because I couldn't get comfortable....

DH is doing brilliantly. He is much more pleasant now that he is on strong enough pain meds, and his neck is healing up quite nicely - he should be able to start physical therapy soon! It's hard to believe he was even in an accident just looking at him!



 
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And thank you for the compliments ladies...they really mean a lot. I still wish I hadn't gained so much weight in the first trimester but it seems to have collected mostly in spots that are well hidden by clothes (upper thighs, hips, and back). Seriously, who gets back fat all of a sudden?

I hope everyone's holidays are going well!



 
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Jess - sorry to hear you are still dealing with the rash. I hope you can get rid of it and be more comfortable soon. Are you looking forward to going back to school and meeting your new kiddos? I wouldn't worry about the possibility of catching this month - just take your vitamins when you remember, and you won't be on the other meds much longer. I am sure you eat a decent enough diet to get most of the vitamins your body needs anyways, and you'll have folic acid built up in your system already from taking them. I'm a worrier as well, and would be feeling the same way, so just know you're not alone!

Gen - glad to hear DH is feeling better! I hope the pregnancy pillow helps you to get a better sleep. What style did you get?



 
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