Support Groups - Desperate Housewives (Formerly Stay At Home Moms) #292~Hump Day




Deana1113
11-10-2004, 08:48 AM
Welcome all to a thread full of wonderful women taking on the responsibilty of raising a family and trying to take care of themselves too. We look forward to a new day with members, new and old! Please feel free to jump right in and say hello Here is a little bit about who we are ...

MichelleRae: Michelle sahm to Taylor 8-25-01 & Teagan 10-13-03 Married 2 years to Zhaun. Plan I'm following is a combined WW and South Beach Diet

Spryng: 24 y.o. married 6 years. Kids- Ava 4, Bubba (aka Joseph) 3 & Tanner 1. Currently on ww, hit goal in April.

Mompen: Penny 24 y.o. Happily Married & SAHM Momma to three active boys, Hunter 5, Nicholas 4 & Andrew 16 mo. Taking what I learned from WW & South Beach is my way of life.

Loveliam: Leigh SAHM to Liam 10.21.03 & happily married for 2 years. Doing the Weight Watchers thing

Sydsmom: Kristin SAHM to Sydney 09-27-01, married almost 2 years to wonderful dh Began Weight watchers mid-July

Cheri: married to Donald for 8.5 years, SAHM/homeschooling momma to Nathan, 5 (9-11-98), Daniel, 3 (8-29-00) & Elijah, 1 (10-16-02) & doing the low carb thing kinda, lol

Cindi: Mom to 6 boys & 1 mean girl. Plan.. No diet for me! Portion control, exercise & lots of water (most days)

Chubba: Geri..Mom to two boys, Will (3) & Tony (1)..married for 4 years to a great guy..following Dr Phil most days!

Crystal: 27 yo sahm of 3 almost 4. Alisa 6, Ally 3, & Andrew 22 months. Due Feb 1st. Married 9 years, live in Texas & homeschool. My plan, when on it, counting calories & exercise.

Ricci sahm to two boys 4 and 5, married 7 years, doing ww

Jaymi: 2 kids, 20 mo Girl & 6 yo boy. Been married to DH for 2 years. WW Core Plan is my way of life.

Jill: SAHM of 1 daughter, Bayley, born 9/19/03. Currently trying to lose some of the baby weight I gained with her & need some extra support to help me do so.

Melissa: SAHM of 1 girl (4) and 1 boy (2). Currently watching what I eat and exercising 4-5days a week.

Deana: SAHM of 3 boys and 1 girl. Counting calories, exercising, and drinking lots of water

Chris: SAHM of Tiana, Kayla and Nicole: ages 11, 5, and 2. Married for 5 years. I live in Billings, Montana. I'm a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer and trying using WW Flexpoints to lose weight.


Deana1113
11-10-2004, 08:53 AM
:coffee: Good Morning Ladies! :coffee:

Hope everyone had a great night. I'm not sure yet if we are going to get more things from the house today, have to wait for a call. Dd has school and dh has to go in for 4 hours tonight, then he's off tomorrow night wooohooo.

Hope those missing come back today and let us know how they are doing.

I snuck a peek this morning and was back down 1 pound of the 1.5 gain, so that started my morning off well. Never did get measurements yesterday because someone (not pointing fingers at kids...:nono:) ran off with my tape measure. I got another one yesterday but it's still in my van, so if I get it dh will help me this morning when he gets home.

TTYL

Phoenix_walker
11-10-2004, 09:18 AM
Hey everyone
Today is looking like a busy type day for me. I have a ton of housework to ctach up on. We were all sick last week so things sort of got put off. Today is my first day home this week so far so the load is pretty heavy. I am really proud of ym exercise I got yesterday and I am thinking of going for a run this eve when my hubby gets home. I havent run outside for awhile..sort of run and walk...*smiles*. I went to a Parent Advisory meeting last night , they had snacks of pitas and dip and crackers and cheese. I had some , but didnt feel like I over ate. My DD'S are in "moods" today :devil: ick
anyway , I will post again this afternoon.

cheers
phoenix


Phoenix_walker
11-10-2004, 09:19 AM
p.s how do you change your weight on your ticker thing?


Phoenix

mamawithdreams
11-10-2004, 09:20 AM
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Well, I'm here. Can you believe it. I didn't know I could be so busy, I mean too busy to come by here.

Deana, wtg on that pound gone forever. Never want to see it again.

Spryng, so glad you are enjoying your new job. Wierd with you not around here as much, but we are happy for you.

Welcome Phoenix, I'm Crystal, 27 yo, sahm of 3; almost 4. Alisa 6, Ally 3, Andrew will be two on Dec. 1st and I'm due Feb. 1st with the last one. Little girl. I found this place and stuck around even after I got pregnant, because for one I'm addicted, lol. And for two, this is all the support and motivation anyone needs to accomplish their goal. I homeschool and live in Texas. Glad you found us and would love to learn more about you.

Hi to Jill, Penny, Mel, Michelle, Chris, Jaymi, Amy, Angel, and all you other sahm's out there. Hope you all have a great day.

Well, yesterday dh and I were gone ALL day getting things done for the house. We didn't get all accomplished we had wanted, but did make a dent in it. We haven't gotten to school in two days because of all this so today we are playing catch up and I need to meet my sister somewhere between here and where she lives to give her something she needs from me. Otherwise, I hope to stay home and chill out.

I slept okay, Alisa woke up and had thrown up in her bed, luckily just on the top cover and that was I had to replace at the time, but she feels fine. Just a freak thing I guess. Andrew woke up two or three times and I ended up sleeping with him for a bit. I'd love a nap today, but we'll see.
Tomorrow is our next Girl Scout meeting at a skating rink, Alisa's never been. And Saturday we have our first fund raiser to attend, and it's outside and the weather is callin for rain and the high in the 50's. YEAH!!!
Oh well, take it, right?

Oh yeah, almost forgot. We came up with the Allison's middle name. Now let me tell you it's an OLD name but it's totally wierd how it came to me. If you remember, the name Allison came to me in a dream for some reason. Well so did this one, but what's weirder is the name is my grandma's name. She died when I was 6 months old so I never knew her and I never would have referred to her by her first name, but for some strange reason in my dream her first name was Allison's middle name. It was my dad's mom and when I told him this I could tell how happy he was that dh agreed to let us use it...Allison Wynell. That is pronounce like W, long i, nell. As in the sound of fell. It's not our favorite, but Andrew's names, both of his names, come from dh's family and this way our last one will have a name from my family.

Anyways, Allison Wynell it is. Okay, gotta get school prepared and then breakfast. Hope you all have a great day. TTYL

sherybaby
11-10-2004, 09:31 AM
Goodmorning ladies!
I'm starting to feel better today. At least I'm going to work. I still don't feel 100% but hopefully by the time we leave this weekend I will. Going to try to get a work out in but I don't know how long I'll last but I'll try.

Crystal, I really like that name. I've never heard of it but it's so different! Cute!

Pheonix, good job on just a few snacks atyour meeting. did you get out for your run? I've always wanted to be a runner but just can't get into it! By the way, I'll kinda be in your neck of the woods this weekend, we're coming up to Niagara falls. How's the weather?

Deanna, good job on the loss already. Could have just been water wt. Did you eat anything salty? That's why they say don't way yourself every day but I can't follow that rule either! LOL!

have a good day all! Check back later.

melmcc99
11-10-2004, 10:10 AM
Good Morning Ladies~!

Sorry, I've been sooo busy. This Exercise and takin care of my little ones is taking lots of time. Obviosly, I always take care of the kids, but the daily/gruling exercise is making me busy busy busy. Ya know. I figure, If I spend a bit less time here and a bit more time moving I'd accomplish more. I still haven't lost any weight...ewwww....but I measured my body so I can see progress better. Food is getting more difficult, since TOM should be here next week sometime. Maybe I'll see the loss right after that. WE'll see.

Hi Dean! How's curves?

Crystal, did you get the foundation poured?

Cindi, how r u'r feet today? Just think, those tired feet are makin money....YES!!!

HI, Sherry, Roxy, Michelle, Kristin, SPryng.

Where r ya Penny. I called ya yesterday, but I think I got brad. Did ja get the message?

Welcome, Phoenix, you can see who I am...lol. ENjoy the group.

1hot_tomato
11-10-2004, 10:47 AM
Good Morning ladies!

This is an over cast dreary morning, Blech! All my little tornados are still sleeping! I don't know how that happened but I'm not complaining! Lots of housework to do today. After I post if they are still asleep, I'm going for my walk and see if I can blow some of the cobwebs out of my head.

Crystal- I really do like that name! It sounds like it was a family name a one point. One of these days Allison is going to be an adult and she's going to really appreciate that you put so much thought into her moniker! BTW- what are you doing for her birth? Marty was a waterbirth. It was the fastest, gentlest, easiest birth I've ever had. You are getting closer, be good to yourself today!

Phoenix- Glad you are getting your exercise in. I'm not a runner either. I do believe ya have to edit your signature with a new ticker again. Go there C &P. Unless someone does it a quicker way. Have a great day.

Sherry- Hope your feeling better today, work doesn't stop when MoM is sick, does it?

Deana- See! Knew you'd be down! A Pound is a pound! Have fun a curves today!

Mel- I hope you are feeling better too! TOM are soooo much fun aren't they (heavy sarcasm). Have a better day, busy Mommy.

Hi to all of you other Mom out there, it was quiet yesterday please post!

I'm going to sneek in my walk now!
TTYL

~Roxy

MichelleRae
11-10-2004, 11:21 AM
Good Morning ladies!!

Sorry I didn't get back here last night but I went to bed at 7 and slept til 7 this morning lol I fell asleep with my laptop on my lap so I decided to call it a night and get a nice full nights sleep :)

Deana you are doing great hang in there!! I hope you get a good workout in :D

Penny where the heck are you??

Mel with all that busy stuff you are doing you must be burning off some major calories ;) How are the little ones?

Spryng I'm so glad you are enjoying your training for work so far!! Have fun being a business person ;) :grouphug: we do miss seeing you throughout the day though :D

Roxy have fun on your walk!!

Sherry I'm glad you are feeling better :) Any big plans today?

Crystal, so what did you do yesterday? Pick out windows and doors? Fixtures? I LOVE that kind of stuff!! Do tell Do tell!!

Okay I'm going to make some oatmeal for bfast since me and the kids are hungry buggers!!

TTYL!!
Love to all
Michelle

sydsmom
11-10-2004, 11:45 AM
Good Morning! Glad to see there are more than 2 of you that posted! :) I have some exciting news! :) my BIL (bachelor) built a gym in his garage with everything that I would need to work out, and we didn't want to ask, but he said we could use it for free !!!!! I am so excited, it has a treadmill, eliptical, weights, etc. It is going to be great and save us a TON of money! :) anyway, today I am staying home and getting some odds and ends done around here! laundry (mt. washmore), some "desk" work, etc.

Deana - can't wait to hear about the inches! :) Glad that pound is gone! I really want to see a pic of you with all this weight that you have lost! :)

Michelle - MA'AM, PUT DOWN THE COMPUTER AND GET SOME SLEEP! :lol: Glad you got some rest! What are you planning for the day!?

Roxy - still sleeping, gosh, I wish Sydney would sleep in. anymore, she is getting up at like 6am! I guess that could be good, since we should get up and get stuff done! Hope you have a nice walk!

Phoenix - Good job on the limited snacking :) I think that you just have to go into your signature and click on your ticker to go to it and change it, I am one to talk, I keep forgeting to change mine!

Mel - you are a busy woman. Sounds like you are on a little plateau?? Keep going girl, you are doing sooooo awesome! :) Take a break ot play a game with the kids or somethign though, I find its so nice and helps to clear my head when sydney and I play, hungry hippos or somethign that makes me laugh for 15 minutes! LOL! :D

Crystal - yes, I love knowing about fixtures, and such, if you can, post pics of what you picked out. Sounds like you got alot done. Sorry Alisa threw up - sydney has done that....but hers was because her sinus drainage caused her to have lots of it drain to her little tummy, which made her sick.

Sherry - Glad that you are feeling better! :) Have fun at NIagra Falls -never been there :) Would love to some day!

Okay - well all is quiet, and with a 3 year old and 3 dogs in the house that can only mean trouble. :) TTYL! :grouphug:

Chubba
11-10-2004, 12:23 PM
Good morning all,

MIA yesterday also...worked all day then was trying to straighten out this darned computer...we had a virus and adware popping up and ruining things. I think I got rid of everything but I also deleted a file I wasn't supposed to so my desktop wallpaper doesn't show. I think I can just make a copy of that file from another computer and copy it to mine..we shall see. I'm not all that computer literate...or I wouldn't have deleted the darn file in the first place...then I emptied the recycle bin so it's completely gone. Oh well. By the time I finished playing it was after 11 and I was too tired to post.

Spryng...you were tired because you were using your brain all day...it's amazing how that happens! Glad you like it so far.

Welcome Phoenix..I'm Geri, part-time SAHM of Will & Tony...my 2 beasties as I call them :devil: :devil: . You'll love it here.

Hope all of you sickies are feeling better, congrats to all the losers I may have missed!

Crystal..I love Allison's middle name. Both of our boys have family names..first & middle.

Sorry, got to go change a stinky one! Hi to all...TTYL

sharqueen76
11-10-2004, 12:39 PM
Hello ladies! I am so sorry I have been missing in action. I've missed you gals. I've been staying on dh back about getting the house painted. I am proud to announce that my nagging has finally paid off :). Yesterday he spent the whole day painting the house. I feel so much better now. We've put too much work in this house to lose it. Now that the house is almost painted we can have the appraisal done and hopefully close by Christmas. YAY!!


Deana~ Way to go on the 1 pound lost! :D Keep up the great work.

Phoenix~ I think it's great that even though you ate at the parents meeting you didn't allow yourself to overindulge. ;)

Sydsmom~ That's great news :) Can I come too :^: . I would love to put a gym in our garage.

Crystal~ How's your house coming along?? I can't wait to see pictures! I am going to have to take some pictures of my house too once it's all painted inside and out.

Sherry~ Hey! I am so glad you're feeling better! You're doing great with your exercise and eating. :cool: :D

Spryng~ I am glad that orientation is going good for you. I can't wait to hear about how you like it when you're working on your own :)


Hello Mel, Penney and all the other ladies out there..I will be back shortly to post..see you ladies in a bit

Phoenix_walker
11-10-2004, 12:43 PM
Hey Everyone
My day is going alright thus far....the kidlings are almost finished their school day. We are spending the rest of the day doing housework...LOTS AND LOTS of housework. I didnt get out to jog yesterday, but I will be going out tonight to do it after the hubby gets home at 8. I think to start I am going to do a mix of running and brisk walking..I am exctied . I really want to be jogging so waht steady by summer.

Crystal : I am a homeschooling mommy as well. Do you find that homeschooing adds another dimension to your weight loss efforts?

Sherri : as for the meeting. ya I was pretty proud of myself for having some and stopping. Prior to last night I would either sit there the entire time and snack snack snack or stay so far away from them as to not even be tempted but not being able to to think about what we were discussing becuase I wanted those snacks sooo badly..lol
It was a great meeting. I had what I wanted and knew when I didnt want anymore.

Thanks for all the warm welcomes and the advice for the ticker....HOPEFULLY this week I can lose so I can change mine. My weigh in day is friday mornings.

I will drop in this eve...
cheers
phoenix

mamawithdreams
11-10-2004, 01:21 PM
Hi all.
Phoenix, what ages of kids do you homeschool? No, actually, I find homeschooling helps my efforts, because I stay busy homeschooling usually 1/2 of the morning and don't have time to snack during that part of the day.

Thanks all for your comments on the baby name.

mel, we did get the slab poured.

Michelle and Kristin, so far it was just windows and doors that we chose. I don't have pictures yet of those but hope to soon.

I've got to go, dh has all kids outside with him while he's working. I'll check back later.
Hope everyone is doing well.

Phoenix_walker
11-10-2004, 01:36 PM
Crystal
My children are 7, 4 and 2.
I find that it adds a bit of a dimension because alot of the gyms wont take children over 6 through the day in their daycare..*shrug* and if they do they want huge amounts of money. Your right though , we have most of our school work done by noon so they rest of the day were outside doing stuff..It helps that way.

cheers
phoenix

ECmom
11-10-2004, 02:05 PM
Just a quick hello from a missing in action person.......it is great to see this thread so busy, lots of new ladies here too. For those of you who do not know me, I date back to this at when it was stay at home mom's ~ around the late teens, I think (18 or 19).
Not much of a stay at home mom now, I am a part time school bus driver. But then if you look at it one way, I am technically mother of 55 kids at one time for several hours a day.....thinking of it that way gives me a headache.........

I did get my workout in this am....and hopefully will get to my WW meeting tomorrow after I take Ds to have the cast on his hand removed. Then some shopping and hopefully I can enjoy the day off from work. Guess I'd better go do something productive. It's nice to be here and check in for a quick hello!
Ginny

Bayleysmom
11-10-2004, 03:11 PM
Ok I promised Kristin I would at least check in today. I kept up with all of you yesterday but just could not motivate myself to post. I have been very overwhelmed with school and am falling back into bad study habits, or should I say lack of. When I get stressed I will find ANYTHING to do besides the task at hand and it really doesn't serve me well. This usually happens if the project I have to do is somewhat unclear. If it's clear then I get right to it and get it done. Needless to say my whole house is clean, what does that tell you about my projects? LOL I've also been on SLINGO.com A LOT!! Thank you to whoever brought it up........NOT!! LOL It's definitley addicting.

Bayley is STILL sick and so this is week 2 that I havent been to they gym. I don't want to fall into a habit here at home or it will be hard to go back. I am still around 144 though, give or take a half pound so that is encouraging. Oh and my size 10's are loose on me now. Usually they would be loose by the end of the day after I wear them but they are loose now right out of the drier. Very cool! Well I guess I should mention that they are stretch size 10's but hey, they're still loose right?

Hey Ginny nice to hear from you again! you are a SAHM alumni when it comes to this site! LOL

Hi Deana glad to hear one of the pounds was off already. I was going to tell you that when you mentioned you had chips this weekend the salt on them was probably what made you retain some water. Especially if you don't have then that often. They can really make the water hold in. I'm sure you lost again just have to flush that salt out. I have also heard that red meat stays with you longer and can make you see a temporary gain. So no worries you are doing great!

Phoenix I haven't officially greeted you yet. I am Jill SAHM to Bayley 14 months. I've been here since July and have lost 13 pounds since August. This is a great place to find motivation to lose. You see all these women struggling with different things in their life but they have all resolved to lose weight for themselves and their families and you can't help but follow along. It's also nice cuz we all fall off once in awhile and there is always someone here to help you get back on the diet wagon. Anyway we're glad to have you!!!!

Crystal you were MIA!! That's crazy! I don't think there has been more than one day when you weren't here. You must be super busy. That is so exciting about all the houst things. You make me want to build! Well not for a couple years but I hope it is in our future!

Hi Sherry glad you seem to be feeling better. Glad you got the day off yesterday. We all tend to think we can deal with everything plus a cold or flu but taking a day off is usually the best thing.

Hi Mel! Glad you are still doing the exercise thing full force. Even though we miss you, I would rather miss you than have you sitting on this thing all day and not exercising, you know? I was thinking last night about your lack of weight loss since you have been exercising and I remember it happening to me a few years back when I got down in the 130's. I think my body just wasn't used to the exercise and it went into shock mode or something and held on to all the fat it could until it got used to the exercise and started letting it go. How is your eating? I know that I tend to think I can have (insert sweet fattening food here) because I have worked out that day so it kind of counteracts the whole exercise thing. Not that you are doing that but I was just wondering how you are doing OP. Are you eating enough? I just can't wait cuz I know the pounds are going to start pouring off! I usually lose the most weight right after TOM leaves so keep us posted!

Roxy it's dreary and wet here too! I hate waking up to that, well I guess I should be used to it since I have lived here my whole life but it's just the winters that are yucky here, every other time of year is nice. Anyway I just wanted to say that you crack me up!! I am still laughing over the thermometer story. We have to buy one this weekend and every time I look at it I think of that story! LOL Glad you got a quiet house this morning, hope you made the most of it.

Michelle can I have 12 hours of sleep please? Hope it made you feel good, why so tired? From work? How is school going, as you probably read mine is STRESSFUL as I am sure yours is too. Just registered for next term yesterday and my schedule is ok but I have to do A LOT of volunteer work at the gradeschool and although it will be fun I am stressed about not seeing Bayley as much. Next term is where my schedule starts getting ugly and don't even talk to me about Spring term! I will make it though. I can't believe I am as close as I am. I remember when I started college I never thought I would finish. Not sure why I thought that but I just did. I still have feelings like something is going to happen and I won't be able to finish, weird. Anyway hope you are having a great day!!

Hi Geri I saw you signing on and off last night and was wondering what was going on with you. I've had some puter problems lately too, hope yours get solved soon! Good luck at work!

Hey Jeniqua, don't feel bad about being MIA we've all done it. I have been MIA all week! Just post when you can!

Well I wanted to say hi to Cindi and Spryng! Great job on your new careers! I hope things even out and become routine soon. GOOD LUCK!

Ok I have had enough time on here and need to get started on homework and get a shower while baby is sleeping. TTYL

mamawithdreams
11-10-2004, 03:57 PM
Roxy, I think it was you that asked about this birth. Well, I've had all three of my kids at home with a midwife and I LOVE it, but she no longer practices. So this is my first one in the hospital. Just regular, natural stuff.
I'm really nervous to be using a hospital. I love the home stuff, but this is the last.
Okay, gotta go.

1hot_tomato
11-10-2004, 04:21 PM
Hi Crystal- I had four of mine at home with a Dr./midwife team, I love that too!!
Unfortunately, we moved to an area that had midwives but were not allowed to do home births. The midwife was great, and talked me into the water birth. I always had back labor (every time, Argh!!) It just wasn't an issue this time in the very warm water and pulsing jets. I was only in the tub for 15 minutes before he was born! The shortest I've ever had! Good Luck to you, don't worry about the hospital, they just won't let you sleep and get all your rest when it's over! I have to go pick up children from school now, no time to get personal. TTYL

~Roxy

mompen
11-10-2004, 06:05 PM
Hi Ladies....

Sorry about being MIA for a while now..... Haven't even been to my assigned board :(

Anyhow, Things are moving really fast for the Kidney Walk. We are trying to raise $15000+. I have been meeting w/ the ceo here in louisiana, faxing, calling, and emailing in hopes to get sponsors for the walk.

Yesterday was Andrew's Pediatric Urologist Appointment 1 1/2 hours away. The Dr. said that his condition has not gotten any worse which is great news but it hasn't gotten better which is what they were hoping for.

They want him to grow out of it but he said at this point he doesn't see it happening. He is worried that his left kidney might start getting more and more relaxed and making the right kidney do all the work.

So he is making us go back for the Diuretic Kidney Scan which he has done in the past... but we had started on ultrasound's b/c he looked like he was making progress... so back to those......

Very painful for my Angel .. he has the iv put into his arm and a dye inserted into his bloodstream every so often for 45 minutes... the scan has to be still so he is strapped into a papoose.

I requested that we wait until after Disney World so he can enjoy it first.. So the scan is for the following Tuesday we return, Dec. 7. We will get the results from the hospital directly after the test and we will go straight to the doctor. I will find out the new results that day.

Sorry not to address anyone personally but I will soon I promise. My love goes out to each and every one of you.

Hugs,
Penny

ECmom
11-10-2004, 06:35 PM
Crystal- hospitals are becoming much more friendly to natural childbirth these days....I personally saw a huge difference between the births of my 18 and 8 year olds......try not to stress out about this.

Penny- gee, it has been ages since I saw a picture of you.....you look wonderful!! Congrats, you big loser. Sorry about all the stuff with the pediatric urologist.....been thru similar with my Dd (8)- who was on the urologist merry go round. I'll pray for you both....
off to get dinner on. See ya!
ginny

chrily
11-10-2004, 07:33 PM
I peeked at all the posts this morning but got interrupted by a phone call from my ex. He got fired so no more child support for awhile again. He is $4000 behind. At this rate, he'll never catch up.

Anyhow, I got 40 min. of aerobics in this morning before Nicole started stepping in my way. Had to quit or squish the little lady. Then I was distracted by going to my sister's house to drop off the rest of her laundry I've been holding. Got caught up in watching a movie and just got home about 45 min. ago. Uh oh! DH is going to be mad. I'm just not motivated around here. Too much slingo.com.... :lol:

Penny-poor little guy! I can't even imagine what you and Andrew have to go through. Has he always been like that? Must be really hard. Hang in there!

Crystal-All three of my girl's were delivered by midwifes in hospitals. The only one that wasn't so natural was Nicole. I was tested for strep b during my pregnancy and they told me to make sure I got in right after my water broke because I had to get on iv antibiotics immediately. Then I was going to the bathroom like every 10 min because of the iv and wasn't relaxing so I finally let them do an epidural. Man...after back labor for a few hours, the epi felt awesome. I had no idea what to expect. The nurse was going to walk off and get some of her paperwork done and asked if I was okay. I said fine and that I was just feeling a little pressure...I had no clue that her head was alreay crowning. A couple short minutes later she was born. The midwife let my DH deliver her and cut the cord. The first time I didn't have a room full of people. Kind of a nice intimate setting to bring my last one in. There was none of the hustle and bustle of before.

Roxy-how are those "tornados" of yours? Keeping you on your toes. Nicole shoved toothpaste in her ear today. Quite the imagination, if I do say. What else could she possibly figure out to do.

Deana-you were so right about the markers-if there is one around they'll find it. Another little activity of Nicole's today was hiding out in Kayla's room and doodling her leg with a purple marker. How's Curves going?

Jill-I seem to have your name for the friendship swap...any ideas for me? Other than me being your personal homework attendant for the school year. I've been out of school for 15 years (high school) and college for 6. My skills aren't up to that sort of challenge. How's the little Princess Bayley doing?

Phoenix- I really have to compliment you and Crystal on homeschooling. I just don't think I'd have it in me to do that. I don't have the patience. I like sending them to public school. It gives me a break during the day. My DH is working days and nights so I don't have a moment for myself unless I'm sleeping at night. So sending 2 of them to school makes life a bit easier.

Michelle-So are you as chilly aw we are? Not that its really bad by Montana standards. But yesterday we hit a record with 71 and then today we're in the 30's. Go figure! How's school going? And how's your little chickies...Teagan and Taylor?

Jeniqua-Way to nag... :lol: Well hopefully all goes smooth and you can get your house done. Esp. if you can get it done by Christmas.

Well Geri, Jaymi, Sherry, Cheri, Mel, Spryng, Cindi, Ricci, and all the rest of you-HELLO FROM ME! I better go get dinner ready. Don't want the family to starve to death.

~chris

mamawithdreams
11-10-2004, 08:42 PM
Chris, that's why I like home births. It's so nice and peaceful and comfortable, because I'm at MY home, in MY bed and only the people I want there are there. I ABSOLUTELY HATE NEEDLES of all kinds. I HATE them am almost afraid of them. I can't stand the thought of being plugged up with iv's and this and that. At home, I have NOTHING, my iv is lots and lots of juice during and afterwards, that's how the fluids are replenished.
I don't look forward to any part of the hospital stay, but it's the last and I do like my doc and he knows my feelings so I'm hoping for the best. I think this may be the smallest baby yet too, so hope that helps.

Anyways, Jill, glad you got on for a bit to check in. Sorry you're so overwhelmed with school, I understand, that's how I've been feeling about the home stuff going on. Overwhelmed to the point of madness it feels like.

Penny, glad to hear Andrew's no worse. Hope everything goes well later on.

Okay ladies, gotta clean the kitchen from dinner and maybe give kids a bath. TTYL

1hot_tomato
11-10-2004, 09:55 PM
Hi Ladies!

It's been another short day, do any of the rest of you think that the day just zips by? It's like they're are on fast forward. My DS called from Kansas today, It's always so nice to hear from him. It will be nice to see him during Thanksgiving. I have a question for all of you... Be truthful now...who is going to stay OP Thanksgiving Day? I've heard from so many people that it's too hard to stay on track because they go to MOM's house or MIL or Grandma's, and they just wouldn't "feel" right not partaking of all that forbidden food. Anyway, it's only for one day.
We have also been invited over to another's house for Thanksgiving (I know who would be that insane to invite 12 people over!) so I'm already planning to bring over half the meal, with sneaky recipes that favor my plan. Any one else?

Crystal- Don't worry aabout the hospital stay, really. Get out of there as fast as possible. ANYWHO it's the next eighteen years that matter the most. My girlfriend gave birth in the car in the hospital parking lot. :lol:

Hey Chris- my tornados are getting ready for bed now. Toothpaste in the ear?
I hope she's minty fresh and earwax free now! :lol: BTW- I love markers!!! The washable kind that don't wash out of clothing, the permanent one that make great mustaches, that don't wipe off in time for school the next day, all the lovely colors that end up on bodies and hair.
It's a beautiful thing!

Penny- I had no idea your Andrew has such a hard time. I'll keep in in our prayers. Please keep us updated on his progress getting healthy, Keep Strong Mom! Our hearts go out to you.

Geri- How did you fix your computor? Mine is slow,and I keep getting these adware pop ups for virus check (annoying). I have to do something before it gets worse. Help!

Ginny- Hi :wave: let me introduce myself, I'm Roxy, mom to 10, married almost 21 years and here cause I need to lose weight and these ladies are great moral support. Hope I get to talk to you often.

Michelle- Hope you got some down time today.

Jill- I'm hypnotizing you through this post. You are getting very, very motivated...slingo bad, paper good, slingo bad, paper good, slingo-bad, etc.

Jeniqua- Yeah! Painted house! Hope it does well.

Deana- Where are you? Didi you have a fun day.

Spryng- Are you having a good day today?

I bet I'm forgetting someone :( , please forgive me! Hope you all have a good evening. I'll probably, go to bed early tonight I'm pooped.
TTLY

~Roxy :dizzy:

mamawithdreams
11-11-2004, 09:09 AM
a new thread is starting...see you there.