Helena, it's good to hear that things are getting better! We're hoping to get a tree tomorrow too, and it's always a very fun day. This year I think the kids are old enough to enjoy putting ornaments on, instead of just grabbing them and running off
Midnight_Fairy, good to see you How have you been?
I've been a little absent lately because my 4-year-old has had a terrible cough. It comes and goes, but when she has a fit it's so hard to listen to. She coughs for about 20 minutes until she throws up The last few nights she's been up half the night coughing too, so the whole family is exhausted and a bit cranky. DH and I have been too hard on each other and fighting over the silliest things... ugh. Ah well, today is a nice relaxing laundry/football/lazy day.
Helena - Glad to hear that Christmas is lifting your spirits. I hope that your migraine goes away.
Wamommy - That sounds like a nasty bug that you are having to deal with in your house. Sleep deprivation is never fun at the best of times, but especially not with a sick kiddo.
Today we had our 31 week visit with the midwife. I've gained 33lbs... and I hate that, but was told that I'm still on track. My BP was low - as usual and I'm measuring 31 weeks. When the midwife went to use the doppler to find Teagen's HB she started kicking at the midwife's hand. Finally she was able to get a read close down by her head. And it is confirmed that she is head down and butt up.
DH wants to do cord blood banking. For those of you with prior children have you done this or would you consider it? We found a program that allows us to pay $60/mo for the next 4 years, which seems pretty decent.
I had resigned myself to the fact that I was not going to have a baby shower due to all my friends and family living in CA, WA and OR. However, they announced at church on Sunday that in January they will be throwing me a shower. DH has been wanting to get baptized for a year or so, so we are going to have the shower right after this baptism in January (our church is in an office building so a nice couple offered us the use of their newly installed hot-tub. I personally thought it would be funny to dunk DH in a freezing cold river, but apparently our pastor had other ideas).
Last night DH was kissing my belly and saying sweet, lovey things to the baby when all of a sudden he blew a raspberry. Little Girl jerked and startled so hard she hit him in the nose. She was not as amused as we were with her reactions. She pouted for about 15 minutes before she would move or respond to us again.
In non-baby news I have completely finished my Christmas shopping. DH almost found one of his presents. It came via UPS right as he was leaving for work on Friday. Since I didn't include his name on the label he wisely decided not to open it. Sorry for the long and pointless post, but work is dead today. It will be crazy on Friday with the close of the grant I manage. I'm taking advantage of the lull.
Yay Kellen! So excited that you get a shower! That's so nice of your church!
And that's hilarious about the raspberry! What a smart little girl you have there! I feel like my little guy is so laid back that nothing startles him---I might have DH blow a raspberry just to see, though!
I've still got Christmas shopping to do. . .I've ordered all of the online things, though, so that part is done.
I hope everyone is feeling well today and trying to stay healthy!! I'm getting internet installed at my house this week, so hopefully I'll be able to check in on weekends after that---instead of missing everything!
I've been getting stabbing cervical pain all weekend. . .don't know if it's LO or if my cervix is changing? Anyone else?
Yep, I'm getting the stabby cervix pains too. One day last week DH said I jumped like I'd been shot...it was such a sharp sudden pain that it took my breath away!
Unfortunately, I'm sleeping like crap again. The humidifier only seemed to help for a few nights...now I'm back to waking myself up with my own snoring, and waking up gasping for breath because apparently as soon as I fall asleep, I stop breathing well. This morning, I must have woken up 50 times between 5:30 and 8am. I tried taking a nap during my lunch break, but as soon as I'd start drifting to sleep, I'd startle awake because I felt like I couldn't breathe. Argh!
Kellen, I'm so glad you're going to have a baby shower! Gifts aside, it's a chance to feel special and loved while waiting for baby Glad your appointment went well, too.
I hear you guys on the cervix thing! I've found when it happens I quickly do a few kegels and the baby backs off, lol.
Dragonfly, I'm so sorry you haven't been sleeping well. Not getting good sleep is torture, really. I hope you can find some relief! I can imagine your poor lungs are getting pretty mashed with 2 healthy babes in there.
We're off to go get a tree!! It's raining here (in Seattle? NO WAY!!) but it's supposed to rain all week, so we may as well tough it out.
Yay tree wamommy! We have had ours for a week now, and on Sunday, the dang thing FELL OVER onto my floor----needles and ornaments and water EVERYWHERE! Apparently it had started dying on the back side (on the bottom) and became top heavy and crashed down from the lopsided weight. It still looks good from the front, so we set it back up, braced it better, re-decorated, and am hoping it lasts until Christmas!
Wow! 7 weeks really puts things into perspective. I guess this means we really have reached the home stretch. The second trimester seemed a bit sluggish, but things have really began to pick up speed.
I too am feeling the scratching/biting feeling from my little one. I told DH the other night that I wished that I had a see-thru belly so that I could tell what she was up to. He just gave me a weird look and walked away...
We are having a difficult time settling on a middle name. Neither of us are particularly choosey. Right now we are stuck between "Garey" (my maiden name) or "Cooper" (my middle name and mom's maiden name). Since my grandpa passed away in October I'm tempted to go with Cooper for his sake, but since it is my middle name I feel like it wouldn't be fair to her to have a non-original middle name.
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