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Old May 8th, 2018, 04:40 AM   2951
krissie328
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Oh hun I'm sorry your family is reacting so poorly. Especially your mom! That is a really cruel thing to say. I know when I first told my mom she was hesitant to get excited since I'd had two losses but she was supportive.

Just remember this is your life and wanted baby so at the end of the day it doesn't matter if they are upset. I personally don't understand why they should care so much unless there's a significant impact on their life.

As for your aunt... I'd probably message her first. I hope her reaction is better than some of the others.




 
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Old May 14th, 2018, 16:52 PM   2952
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Thanks krissie, it feels better being able to vent here. My dh and I are starting to plan a family camping trip instead. My 6 week ultrasound the babies HR was only 99, my doctor said there is a good chance this could end in a miscarriage I was measuring 5 days 6 weeks. Which is about 1-2 days behind I believe so not a big deal there. I go for a rescan on the 23rd. Iím trying not to worry too much, nothing I can do if it is a miscarriage.



 
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Old May 14th, 2018, 20:08 PM   2953
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I hope it was just a fluke and the baby hangs on. I'm sorry it was more stressful than reassuring.



 
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Old May 15th, 2018, 13:52 PM   2954
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Swimmy really hoping the next visit is better and little babe's heartbeat gets nice and strong. At least it wasn't measuring too far behind. I'm so sorry for your mom's crappy attitude. I get where your cousin is coming from at least, she wasn't unkind to you, she is just struggling. But your mom acted like a jerk for no reason. I also would message your aunt first. And I would even say something like I'm really struggling with whether to tell people or not as it's a delicate thing and some have had some strong negative reactions, and we're not in a place of safety in the pregnancy yet... maybe that will help her to have a softened heart a bit.

I bet the 23rd feels so far away, but I hope those days zoom by. * hugs *

As for me, All is going okay. My baby is one year old today. Holy crap! Seems like I just had him. Feeling proud that I've made it to the one year mark for breastfeeding and will start gradually introducing cow's milk over time now, so that'll be nice to have less pumping pressure.

I should O some time this weekend, so it'll be our first time "trying" again. Eek! I've been doing decently healthwise. Either having maintenance days or deficit days. Starting to ever so slowly lose a little weight. I still have 12.5 lbs to go to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, and I'm losing at a rate of only like a lb or two a month, but at least it's going in the right direction finally.



 
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Old May 15th, 2018, 15:13 PM   2955
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Aww congrats on your baby turning a year MissDoc. And breastfeeding so long. That is such a great accomplishment. Good luck ttc.

I'm working on losing weight. I finally am feeling really good and am using that positive feeling to get more active. Even if it's getting out into the yard and/or playing with my son it's more than I've been able to do for a year.



 
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Old May 15th, 2018, 20:25 PM   2956
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Missdoc - can't believe he is a year now!!!! where has the time gone. Did you guys do anything fun for his birthday? and you get a huge round pat on the back for making it to a year that isn't always easy. I like your advice I think im gonna tell my aunt that before telling her to hopefully soften the blow a little. as for weight loss you are at least moving in the right direction!! i didn't start losing weight until after lizzy turned one lol great job!!

krissie - do you guys have anything fun planned this summer? I im really exciting to try tent camping/hiking with lizzy

afm - I had a lot of cramping (like strong enough to wake me up) with some bleeding last night, my obgyn had me come in for a follow up scan. I have a sub bleed that looks mostly resolved but they said i might have some more bleeding that would be normal. Babies HR was a nice 129 i cancelled my scan for the 23rd sense this one went well. I feel a lot better knowing why i've been cramping/spotting. On another good note the playroom in my basement is almost done! and i finished painting my kitchen cabinets this weekend. It felt soooo good to get some stuff done.



 
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Old May 15th, 2018, 21:03 PM   2957
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Swimmy- I'm so happy your scan today went well and was good news re bleeding and baby.

I am hoping to camp this summer too. There is one campground we drove through a couple years ago that I want to try. It's pretty far out of the way so I don't think many people go there. We also go to one of the state parks a couple times through the summer and it had a huge lake we play in and enjoy. I really look forward to that. We tried camping there once but it was too crowded.

I'd love to get into hiking..we have all the stuff but I'm super out of shape, DH hates being outside, and Alice is too small. Maybe someday I'll actually be able to do it. :/

DS also turns 4 this summer so I am hoping to so something fun for that.



 
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Old May 22nd, 2018, 11:49 AM   2958
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Glad the heartbeat went up Swimmy.

How is everyone doing? I've been having a very hard time. Can't update too much right now.

My question is how much did you guys have done with your nurseties/buying at around 20-25 weeks?



 
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Old May 22nd, 2018, 13:59 PM   2959
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Urs- I had nothing done with my son and with my daughter my mom and sister painted it at about 22 weeks. Nothing else was done though until 33-35 weeks.

With my son we moved at 38 weeks so nothing was done except the crib when he was born.

Things are going good here. I'm feeling like my normal self finally and I'm looking forward to summer. I have 7 days left of work before 9 weeks off. I'm so so ready. I'm hoping to increase my fitness this summer. I'm so out of shape from basically a year of doing nothing physical. So that's my goal. I'm not quite sure how to achieve it but I'm thinking about it.

DD will be 4 months on Friday! She is getting so big. She talks all the time now. I really enjoy this phase.



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Old May 23rd, 2018, 09:19 AM   2960
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Thanks Swimmy and Krissie! We didn't do anything too big for his bday, just had two friends come over for a playdate. Low key but fun. It's so crazy how fast the time passes. He is moving up to the toddler class at daycare, and they sleep in cots instead of cribs, eat at communal tables instead of high chairs, use hard spout sippies (no more bottles), and all those babies drink whole milk. It's been a pain trying to transition my breastfed kiddo to sippies and to whole milk. He's always done a water sippy well, but he will not drink much milk out of a sippy. Right now we're doing half and half breast and whole milk, still warmed, but trying to offer in a sippy at school, but at home he still nurses. He's starting to get the hang of it, but if any of you breastfed into the young toddler phases, please let me know if you have any tips for transitioning!

Health wise, I've had a crappy couple of weeks. I was on a roll, but lost momentum. Tomorrow I am getting back on the train and will try to get a little weight off over the next couple of months.

As for TTC, I think our timing this month missed the mark. My opks were being weird and I think I ovulated earlier than I thought and we probably missed the window entirely. But I'm okay with that as I've been so stressed with my son's transitions that it's nice to have another month to not be thinking about potential other baby.

Urs, I'm sorry you're not doing so well right now. Glad the pregnancy is trucking along though! We waited til around 20ish weeks before we made the big purchases. Around that time we got a crib, then the next month bought a dresser, then the next month a rocker/glider, final month a stroller/carseat. We did one large purchase a month to stretch it out, and started buying small stuff here and there (crib bedding, lamp, white noise machine, etc.). Our nursery was done by 36 weeks.



 
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