30-Somethings - Week of *December 8th*
12-08-2002, 09:59 AM
Karen--the test took about 2 hrs...I got some great video on my tape..We turned the tape off though cuz the chest watching was just boring!!! :lol: I am not sure what a Nonstress test really is..I asked..they said they put these little things all over your stomach and everytime U feel a movement, U press a button and it counts the baby's heartbeat, movements, and monitors for contractions for the hour U R hooked up....THings are getting scarier, just knowing that I may have one more weekend and my life will never be the same again!!!
Tech-Glad to see U back!!! Hope the decorating went well!!!
Off for breakfast!!!My sugar was really low this morning soo I must eat!!!!
12-08-2002, 10:11 AM
Good Morning everyone!! Hope everyone is having a great day.
We got an inquiry from someone who would like to meet Tripper for possible adoption!! It's someone who already has a border collie mix, so I think they may know what they are getting into!!!
I'm going to call her later and arrange to take him to meet them. I hope he will be a good boy!!
I'm such a ninny. For some reason I get so nervous when I have to talk to someone I don't know on the phone. Wonder why that is? I mean, it's not like they are gonna reach through the phone and bite me or anything!!
Oh well, ninny's going to make the call. Have a great Sunday!!:lol: :wave:
RR- I was telling DH about your biophysical profile last night and your EDD, and he was like, that's another week!!! I was like, OMG, it didn't hit me!! :lol: You could be a mommy next week!!! :eek:
Went to a Christmas dinner at DH church last night. It was for all the people that do ministries. DH teaches CCD to the 3rd graders. It was totally NOT what I expected, whoever donated the money for that must be loaded, because it was really done nice. It was in the gym, but it was professionally catered and the food was out of this world....and tons of it! They even had a DJ and he started out playing Christmas music and stuff, then after dinner, he kicked into the regular stuff...first song was Old Time R&R by Bob Seger!! :eek: I was like, HUH!? LOL, we had a good time too, they even had our wedding song...which I was shocked, so we got to dance to that!! I feel totally hung over this AM though! DH was like, uh, I was the one drinking!! Didn't get to sleep until almost midnight, but I slept as crappy as usual.
Have a great day all!!
I'm soo tired...I feel like that's all I can say lately!! I'm just soo darn tired...I can't wait to get a good night's sleep!! :(
Karen- Hope things work out for Tripper. I actually had a dream the other night that my mom got a border collie, and I was soo excited because I had always wanted one!! :lol: She was soo cute too! It was very realistic. DH & I both want a dog soo bad...we have to perfect yard for it...but the house is just too tiny. :( Someday...
OK, where is everyone?!?! Come out, come out wherever you are!! Have a great day all!
12-09-2002, 08:15 PM
Hi guys!! Wow, when it rains it pours!! We have another person interested in Tripper. We went all those weeks with no inquiries and now we have two!! The first couple is coming to meet him with their dog tomorrow night. The house is a wreck but I have decided not to care :D. We did list him with another rescue organization and they listed him on petfinder.com. I'm glad because I want him to have a home and not have to go to a shelter.
Lauren: I hear you about the small house thing. Our's is average but two large dogs is one too many!! Maybe a teacup poodle? :)
OK, gotta go look for a receipt. Our LaZBoy couch is broken so I gotta find the receipt and they'll fix it for free. Have a great evening all!!
12-10-2002, 07:36 AM
Where is everyone???? I have accepted defeat and will work only 6 hr shifts the rest of the week totally in an office...Cannot take the pressure in the "area" any more..THings are getting really swollen due to her head sitting there and me being sooo short...I see the MD today at 2pm for a NST and exam and we will discuss our birth plan...I did a 12 hr shift yesterday..finishing up my second job, but cried when I got home cuz of the contractions and pressure pain..Dont get me wrong, I am still loving this pg, but I am ready to hold her and ready to stay pg all at the same time!!!!:dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: My emotions are really nutty~~~
Lauren--Did U find that seat???Maybe it is here--I could check????
Karen--Yeah on the dog!!!Did she/he get a home?????
Hello to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RR- Do you mean the carrier I was looking for? Yeah, DH found it at KMart online...of all places!! In fact he said his dad called him at work this AM to tell him it was delivered to their house, because DH never changed his address with the banK! Thanks for the offer though!
Take it easy and be happy with the 6 hr. shifts!! I honestly don't know how you do 12 hr. shifts, I barely make it through 8 hrs. of sitting at a desk all day!! :rolleyes: Actually, I do know how you do it...you started out in much better shape than me!! :lol:
Karen- :lol: Nevermind the teacup poodle!! Having Zeus is enough!! And he's 10 lbs., so he's bigger than that! At least he's been a good boy though, no pooping outside the box in a couple weeks now!! :cp:
...still waiting for everyone else to come out of the woodwork!!...
12-10-2002, 04:18 PM
It's been so quiet I figured I better come out and say hello. Things food/weight wise are the same with me - I'm going up and down the same 5 pounds but I guess that's better than going up and up -which is what I used to do! I haven't gotten on the scale in a few days but I think I will tomorrow - we'll see where we're at. Sometimes I think I look okay and then I'll see a picture of myself and yeesh - not great!
It's been a tough time for me jobwise - through an acquisition quite a while ago I found out I would be losing my job at the end of the year so that's been tough. I would get a decent package but I've still been quite scared - I hate being unemployed. Now it seems possible that I might have found another position within the same company (very large Canadian insurance company) so that would be great. I'll keep you posted...
RR - you need to stop working!! It really sounds like it's time to relax and take care of yourself. Even the shorter shifts sound like too much right now but I think you said Friday was your last day? If so that's great - enjoy what might be the little time you have left of relative peace and quiet.
Lauren - I hope you're also getting your rest and taking care of yourself. All the baby shopping sounds like fun!
Karen - Good luck with the dog!
Hi to all the fellow lurkers out there - come out and say hello - I did :)
12-10-2002, 05:22 PM
Hi everyone!!! Well, Tripper's meeting with the other family had to be moved to Sunday. We totally forgot that DH's company Christmas party was tonight!! They were nice about it so that was OK!!
Maybe no one is talking because they are afraid of pg germs???? I promise to stop talking so much pg stuff if you come back..........
Lauren: ROFLMAO!! Actually we had a toy poodle one time and he wasn't so bad. He lived outside (by HIS preference, not ours) and looked like a minature sheep dog. He thought he was a cat. The cat would have kittens and he would lay out on his side with the kittens all curled up by his stomach. He was a total cutie.
RR: Stay home and REST. I agree with the others, this may be your last chance. I'm so excited for you!!
OK, Tripper has a vet appt tonight so I gotta go. Have a super evening!!
12-10-2002, 05:52 PM
Been on the computer all day so if this doesn't make much sense that's why. I've been updating my web-page. Need to do that more than once every 4-6 months and it won't take so long. Still need to add the pics from our last vacation and move off some of the wedding junk, but I'm beat, maybe next week.
Anywaw, didn't get the lights out Sat. we sat here playing on the internet most of the day. But K put them out Sunday when I was at work. He is such a sweetie.
We've got WW tonight. I'm not really excited, TOM is due any day and I'm feeling really fat and bloated. Oh well, what's new.
RR - hope your doctor's visit went well. Only one week to go :eek: . It doesn't seem that long ago you were wishing you were PG.
Karen - don't worry about the pg talk. I'm sure it's not contagious (sp?) famous last words right :lol:. Hope the new home for Tripper works out.
Lauren - The party sounds like it was fun. You'd be suprised at how much fun a Catholic Church function could be. Remember it was Catholic monks who invented Champgne, and perfected bottled beer.
Elise - Hope the job situation works out. I know what you mean about the same 5 lbs. Although it's closer to 10 for me.
Hope you all have a great day.
- Tech :tired:
12-10-2002, 09:39 PM
MD appointment was disappointing...Ms Kaylee is not doing anything to get out!!!! No dilation, no softening...no nothing!!!The hospital is booked for inductions until THursday...soo incase I dont go into labor...it will be Dec 19th..I go in at 4am and they will induce...She said that my weight gain was perfect, no swelling, diabetes totally controlled..baby still under 8 lbs...there was no need to rush things and just to let nature take its course!!!(No offence Tech)---but----I think being Half engineer..she has that brain and is analyzing my uterus and cervix and is not finished yet soo she is bucking the system!!!!;) ;) soooooo..all this pressure and back pain is nothing??????????
12-11-2002, 03:21 PM
popping in to say hi.
Elisa - good luck with the job situation! :) nice to hear from you.
Can't believe how time is flying - Christmas will be here before we know it. I need to get all of my packages mailed tomorrow. I guess I should start making those cookies for that cookie exchange I'm going to . . .
Tomorrow night is my first weigh in at ww. :^: I'm really glad I went ahead and joined now instead of waiting until the holidays were over.
have a great day.
I'm here just hanging out feeling sorry for myself because I feel like crap! :( I want Petey to be here NOW, I don't want to do this for 5 more wks.!!
It's a crappy rainy, cold day out. Supposed to be ice storm-ish, but I don't know that it is...I don't see ice out there, just rain.
I just wanna go on STD and be home.... There's my cheery update for the day. :rolleyes: Hope everyone else is good!!
12-11-2002, 05:33 PM
Lauren: It must be this weather!! It's enough to make anyone depressed. My older dog is being a total witch to the puppy, I think it's affecting her too!! Petey will be here in just 5 weeks!! Wow, can you believe that!! I can't wait until I can say that. 4 months seems so long to me..........
RR: Sorry missy isn't making any arrival plans. Maybe she's waiting for Saint Nick!!
Tech: Good luck at WW tonight. Hope things go down for you and not up!!
Rabbit: I'm with you, I finished my shopping ages ago but now I have to get the stuff in the mail. I've been lazy about that. I just realized today that Christmas is only two weeks away!! Yikes!!
OK, gonna go soak in a warm bath. Hope you have a great evening!!
It's early yet, but I think I'm feeling a little bit better than yesterday. :) My back doesn't hurt quite as bad as usual either. It didn't hurt yesterday when I woke up, and I realized that I took a couple Tylenol before bed Tuesday night, so maybe that helped. Took some last night too...wish I had thought of that sooner!
Anyway, Maybe I will get to work early today and get a lot accomplished! Oh wait, I can't, I have a midwife appt. at 9:00...hmm, well, hopefully that'll go good.
Have a great day all!
12-12-2002, 05:45 PM
Hey, I'm back from our Ohio shows - they were really good....and I traded for some great things! (always the best part about making art and being at art shows is trading with other artists!!!).
I'm up 3 lbs. not bad for 3 weeks of restaurant food. Had a Dr apt yesterday afternoon ( we got home yesterday). She wrote me a script for Meridia (is that right?) said I can fill it if and when I want. She had a coupon for it so it'd only be $$70.00 (thats a lot to me!). I'm not sure I want to try it or not but maybe I could use it as a motivator and start losing weight again. I've been bouncing around the same 5 lbs for a full year now!!! - jul
12-12-2002, 06:26 PM
I have weigh in tonight. Should have a good loss. I had a dr. appt. today and also last Thursday and they weighed me both times and I lost 3 pounds. woohoo! :)
Jul - glad you had fun at shows.
Karen - I got those packages mailed today!
I also got the cookies baked for the cookie exchange and they are in the freezer. Baking part of them today was probably a good thing as I wouldn't let myself eat any.
gotta run. Rabbit
12-12-2002, 06:42 PM
Just 2 hours until I find out what Peanut is.........................
I can hardly wait!!
Will be back later.
12-12-2002, 11:11 PM
It's a boy!! His name will be Alexander Joel. It was so cool to have DH there with me to hear the heartbeat. The doctor said that he was moving around quite a bit, so that made me feel better too. I had convinced myself that, since I couldn't feel him, he must be quadraplegic!! I know, I'm a nutcase!!
OK, enough baby talk. According to their scale I gained 6 1/2 pounds. According to my scale at home I gained a pound. I think mine is right because I went to a different office with a different scale.
Hope you are all having a great evening. :wave: :wave:
Yeah!!! Another boy!!
Congrats Karen!! Will you call him Alex, or Alexander...maybe Zander??
Rabbit- How'd WI go? What kind of cookies did you make? DH wants me to make cookies for his CCD class for Sunday.
Jul- Welcome Back!! :D
12-13-2002, 07:57 AM
Congrats Karen!!!!! I was gonna name my boy Jacques Alexander!!!!! I say go with your scale at home!!!!:D
Lauren--How did your appointment go??? I forgot to post I was up 3 pounds in a week..Of course, cant wear my rings this week and my socks are marking my ankles soo I am almost sure what that gain was!!!!
Have a great day all!!!WElcome back Jul!!!!
RR- I forgot to mention my appt.! All went well, I lost 5 lbs. since 2 wks. ago, but I'm pretty sure I just maintained, because my last appt. was 6 PM, this was 9 AM, and my weight tends to fluctuate by at least a couple lbs., so I'm guessing either maintain, or possible 2 lb. loss. :D He was squirming around a lot, so it took her a minute to nail down his heart rate, but she said it was about 160 while squirming and probably down to 140-150 when he stopped. She didn't have a doppler with the read out. BP was good...although she didn't tell me what it was...I always ask, and it annoys me that she doesn't tell me...is it just "nurse's kid" syndrome that I think she should tell me, or what?! She said I could start coming every week now, but I told her I had already made my appts. through the next one, which is 12/26. She said if I don't feel like I need to come in next week, I don't have to. I guess I'll wait til 12/26.
Karen- And how is Mr. Alexander this AM...is he learning his name?! :D
Have a great day all!! We have DH's Holiday Party tonight, so I get to get all dressed up again.
12-13-2002, 11:22 AM
Congrats on Alexander. We have an Alex (just Alex no ander) Avery. - jul
12-13-2002, 06:37 PM
Hi all. Thanks for the congrats on Alex. I'm going to call him Alex, DH is going to call him AJ.
Lauren: Wow, time to start weekly appts? I go for my level 2 sonogram on the 26th. I'm looking forward to that.
RR: Your date is really close. Are you nervous? I'm already nervous and I'm no where close!!
Jul: Welcome back!! Five pounds isn't bad especially considering you were eating in resteraunts the whole time you were away.
Rabbit: How was the ww meeting?
OK, gonna go get ready for dinner. Have a super evening!!
12-14-2002, 12:33 AM
Karen--very nervous..Have cried every day which is making my blood sugars a little nutty from the stress....I am scared to death..lost that mucus plug thingee and now panicked that the water may break and I will go into labor before Thursday..She is very active and I am ready..but really scared!!!!!!I see the Md on Monday...
I NEED all the prayers U can spare to get me through until Thursday when I have this little girl in my arms!!!!!
12-14-2002, 09:44 AM
RR: You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm wishing you all the best and an easy labor!!
Karen- My counter today says 4w5d left!! :eek: I'm still excited, but like Vicki, I think when I lose the plug, I'll probably start to freak! Hopefully DH will have better sense and calm me down and focus on what we've learned in class.
Vicki- Hang in there hon!! I'll be praying for you, you can do this!! Regardless of when or how she comes, you'll both be fine!! Don't forget, most people's water doesn't break until they're actually in labor, usually because the doctor breaks it! I think I sent you all my phone numbers, and the cell is on all the time, so just call if you need to...or have DH call when she gets here, so I can tell everyone!! :D
Well, DH & I have decided...for the 8 millionth time...to get serious about getting things done around here, and going to the bank to get things done, etc. Hopefully we'll do it today! :rolleyes: I can't believe sometimes, what huge procrastinators we both are!!
Have a great day all...it's :rain: here.
12-14-2002, 12:54 PM
hi all. I lost 2 pounds at weigh in. :)
Karen - congrats on the boy - cute name.:)
RR - hang in there.
Lauren - I made fudge drop cookies. They are choc. cookies with choc. icing. I love them.
gotta run. Have a great weekend.
12-14-2002, 01:30 PM
Rabbit, great job on dropping 2 lbs. I'm avoiding all cookies - not making any or any chocolates, I even threw away cookies that a friend dropped off (after she left).
Vicki, just remember to keep breathing. My Dr had to break my water both times. A friend was telling a story last weekend about when he was a restaurant manager and had to deliver a baby - it was very funny! If only all labor would go as quickly as that womans!!!! 15 min. compared to 6 hours sounds wonderful!!! - jul
12-14-2002, 03:36 PM
hello all--- i'm a very new member and just wanted to find new support buddies while i try to lose the last 15 lbs--- but seem to fall off track and begin to start gaining more.
hope to hear from you ;-)