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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 13:37 PM   4671
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Hi ladies

Anna- sounds like you had a fun weekend and getting plastered every now and then is ok. So glad that the Mexico trip is back on. Yay for some fun in the sun. Will ur parents be going again or just you Jo and hubby?

Viv- sorry if I'm being dense but what is a grommet? Is that a tube for the ears? I also forgt to say congrats on your engagement.

Angela how are the boys doing? You still winning the fight against the flu?

Rebekah how are things with you?

Beth did you get a date for your ultra sound?

AFM katelyn had her last appointment with the developmental folks due to her being preemie. She is right on track and actually at 24 months verbally and a few other places. She doesn't need to go back as she is doing great. Yay. Of course she cried the whole time. They would try to get her to play with stuff and she would yell No. She was not having it. But despite that she did great after warming up to folks.

Well my period is two days late but I'm not going to test until Wednesday or Thursday. So we shall see. I'm not holding my breath though. I will keep you all posted.

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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 22:20 PM   4672
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Ahhhh Steph, I will be on pins and needles!!



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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 22:23 PM   4673
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Ahhhh Steph, I will be on pins and needles!!
Me too. So exciting!

Thanks Viv. We'll see what happens.

On Doug, He's been seriously looking at the vegan sites he's been going to and trying to find more information on what to eat when. He's obviously not getting enough for the amount he's on the go. I've also emailed Dr. Esselstyn's son with Engine 2 which is plant based. He's got several books out, some meals at whole foods stores and works out like crazy. Hopefully we will hear from them.

Honestly what I think we need is a plant based dietician and a consult with a plant based trainer to teach Doug what he needs to do to gain muscle with plant based diets. He got to the weight loss but as you've said, has taken it too far without being AWARE.

I told him I'll give him a month to figure this out and seek counsel with a dietician and/or trainer and if I see any more weight loss before then, we're going back to meat and dairy in moderation. I'm not trying to treat him like a child but I DO want to make sure we're healthy. People who get too thin can also have healthy issues....anorexia can cause the heart to stop. I can honestly say he's not "trying" to be. He IS eating and I noticed since yesterday he's been eating more. Had pasta with green beans, mixed veggies and an artichoke cake with marinara sauce. He eats oatmeal in the morning....mid afternoon I think he feels he gets too busy at home and at work to eat. I told him he cannot allow himself NOT to eat. At least carry something for several snacks when he gets busy. He's lost weight and is active so his metabolism is quite fast. (wish that were mine). So we'll see what happens.

As for me....I think I'm just dealing with SAD. I'm calling to have my vitamin B12 levels checked out. I'm taking vitamin D prescriptions and it will probably take a couple weeks to work. The darker, longer hours are hard here. It's on top of everything else going on. My FIL was put in the hospital 2 days ago and the same day, I encouraged my husband to ask them where they wanted to be in the case the other passes. They're in their 70's. Doug has two other brothers living out of state but we are the only ones nearby. About an hour and a half away.

I'm also seeing my numbers start to go down now on my blood sugar readings. That's a great bit of news. I DO wish we could start ttc but maybe waiting until the end of February will be good as the SAD will start to subside with the nicer weather in March.

I started exercising today. Nothing serious. I was watching biggest loser and decided to do crunches, lifts and jog in place. Amelia was giggling the whole time and then clung to my legs. I used her 20 lb body to life her up like a kettle bell 20 time x 2. It felt great and I noticed my numbers go down even better.

I'm noticing the key is exercise. OH how I HATE exercise! I used to be a dancer. I used to like gym class. For some reason....to get motivated to exercise sucks. Watching biggest loser and seeing what could happen if I don't incorporate exercise into MY life and make it a family event....well, I need to step up to the plate for them.

Lastly, Doug and I are thinking about going to counseling again. We just need some communication skills and I'm a HUGE part in blocking my marriage from any kind of growth. I hate my body. HATE LOOKING at that stupid apron belly. I hate looking frumpy and wish I could look nice in pants or a dress for a change. I also have to deal with this depression which I believe will start getting better once some weight is lost....but like those on the biggest loser, I have some issues that I need to deal with. Jackson's loss, missing my gram who was my mother figure, dealing with past emotional and physical abuse from my father (though he's really changed over the years) knowing how to deal with boundaries and hurts that I cannot change....dealing with new coping skills. I think once I open these doors it will help my relationships including my marriage. I'll begin to let my wall down and maybe start to at least trust my husband. I love him.....I just feel like in order for everything to go right, I have to always be in control.....otherwise, the heartache that happened with Jackson or anything else in my life will happen again. I blame myself for a lot of things. I even hate myself sometimes. I'm actually not even sure why I'm planting this on a forum for the whole world other than you ladies, to see.

So there it is. Believe it or not, everything isn't as bad as it sounds with me. I had a lovely day with Amelia. She really makes me laugh that kid. She's such a sweet girl. I'm blessed with her and Doug.



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2013, 22:57 PM   4674
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Me three! Lol hugs all!



 
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Old Jan 15th, 2013, 14:24 PM   4675
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Hi girls!! Just popping by to see how everyone is doing.

MA, I'm sorry you are struggling today. Marriage is never easy. Lord knows you have all heard enough of my drama. I think counseling is great. And it is natural to blame ourselves for things, but it doesn't mean the blame is rationally placed. You have been through some really hard times, the loosing of Jackson I can not even imagine. Cut yourself some slack. No one is perfect, not by a long shot. Lots and lots of hugs, cause I think you need some...

AFM, Nothing to tell . . Working and freezing my YOU KNOW WHAT OFF!!!

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Old Jan 15th, 2013, 16:51 PM   4676
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Rebekah I agree with Anna 100% RE; Marriage and cutting yourself some slack. And hopefully your SAD will start to decline with the B12 and Vitamin D. I giving you lots of hugs too!!!

Anna - stay warm! my parents were saying that it was -8 in Denver so I can only imagine how cold it is where you are!

AFM - Well I decided to take the pregnancy test early and apparently I didnt do it correctly because I got NOTHING. I guess I didn't pee on the thing long enough. I guess that is what I get for not waiting until tomorrow like I said I was going to LOL. I will check back later.

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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 09:06 AM   4677
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Good Morning Ladies!

Well I tested around 5:45am this morning and got !!! Although I will say it took me a minute to figure it out as I got the test with the plus or minus and it was dark in my house so I wasn't sure if I was imagining the plus sign or not LOL. I knew I should have gotten the digital test that said Not Pregnant or Pregnant LOL.

I am going to go to the dr either today or tomorrow to confirm.. Although I will say, Katelyn has been clingy lately and the other day she looked at me and said baby! I then asked her if I had a baby in my belly and she nodded yes. hee hee.

I still haven't told my hubby and deciding how to tell him. Last time he was half asleep and it was a bit underwhelming so I will try and make sure he is awake.

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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 09:19 AM   4678
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Oh YAYYYYY Steph!! So exciting!!!! Love all these bfps coming so close together!!! honey!



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 09:21 AM   4679
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Steph!!!!!!!


oh goodness, I am SOSOSOSOSOSOSOSO happy for you! Bonus for me, I get company throughout the whole nine months!!!

yayayayayayay~ big congrats to you! Love the Katelyn said baby!

oh so happy for you.

Just a quick post for me today - eating tons of chocolate - only thing that will stave off the morning sickness! Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary! Not going anywhere, just ordering a late take out dinner from a fancy place and eating it after Poppy goes to bed. As the 2nd anniversary is cotton, we bought each other a beautiful set of luxurious monogrammed sheets and a set of 6 monogrammed resort towels. And he have a dozen red roses waiting for me this morning. I'm not even baking if you can imagine that. We are getting a small 6" cake from where we had our wedding cake done, in one of the flavors we had. So it truly is a day for both of us!

ok gotta run, love to you all and Steph, SO happy!!!!



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 10:22 AM   4680
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Woohoo!! Steph!! So happy for you!! Katelyn is psychic!! And so happy Beth has a bump buddy, so exciting.

I also meant to mention congrats on Katelyn's test scores. Speaking from personal experience she is heads and shoulders beyond Jo in the verbal department. So happy she has caught up.

AFM, not much to tell. Jo is good, a bit clingy these days, but how I love the mommy hugs! It's warming up today, 14 degrees this AM and it felt balmy. We're going out of town again this weekend. Friends have rented a cabin at Wolf Creek. It's a ski area to the south of us near Telluride. They have more snow than we do. Fun to get out of town again. I won't down hill ski, but with warming temps hope to take Jo for another cross country ski or two. Other than that struggling with my parents as daycare workers. They are great grandparents but I picked her up from them yesterday and she was soaked through. My mom doesn't want to change her because she fusses . . . seriously?!! You have to change her!!! Anyway fingers crossed all goes better after our talk this morning. It's like walking a tight rope. I don't want to insult them, but at the same time, her welfare is paramount.

MA, how are you today? Feeling better?? How's that little cutie?
Angela, good to see the quick posts.
Beth, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I think tonight sounds perfect, and love the sheets and towels. There is something so right about good sheets and towels.
Vivienne, where are you working these days, meant to ask before.

Happy Hump Day!!
Anna



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