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Post by Stephanieford78 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:11 pm

Katie - Oh my, the cervical pain! That is always a fun one. (heavy sarcasm) It is nothing more than a nerve or possibly Savannah kicking down there, depending on what exactly you felt. It's nothing to be alarmed about and likely isn't even a sign of labor going to come anytime soon. I have been feeling those little sharp pains sinc about 15 weeks off and on, time to time. Hopefully it leaves you be! As for Andrew, the drop and give me 20 won't work unless he is really in a good mood. I don't think he has really been in one of those since before the last tour to Iraq. :roll: I have to yell at him like a kid a lot lately. He made a very bad joke yesterday to Alex and I about smacked his head off. It was racial in nature then I had to expalin to Alex why it wasn't funny at all. I don't know what to do with him lately! If he doesn't improve after the babies are born I am going to have to really put my foot down. We are both nervous as to how he will be. Thank goodness for the meds, but he missed his last psych appt and hasn't been back since. :( What is a girl to do? How is Chris behaving with his time off? Still getting on your nerves? I bet he could be going stir crazy by now if you aren't giving him enough chores and bending over to do. ;) lol

Angela - After Andrew's command gets the letter, it does nothing really. All they want it for is because they are too lazy to come and see for themselves that I am here. I suppose they just want documentation to cover their asses to battalian for letting him off work so much the last 3+ weeks. They have to let him go while I am in the hospital though since Alex needs a parent at home. Andrew will get to stay home with me after the babies are born with no issues. He will automatically get 10 days convalescent leave and then take as many days as he wants of regular leave. He is thinking he will take a total of 30 days. That won't leave him much for the holidays though so it is something to think about. I'm sorry the drink and taking so much blood has made you feel icky. Hopefully the feeling goes away soon. Try lots of water and dry salty things. Maybe that will help your tummy?? :)

Hazel - Oh my have you been a busy mum! You poor thing having to deal with all those little circumstances. First the heat then little George not being able to latch, then expressing milk manually and such. I couldn't imagine. I am just glad you are back home and George is doing well now and gaining weight. So he got a tongue tie from mum huh? I hear that is always a problem when breastfeeding. You did a great job as long as you could! The first few days is the most important milk anyway and he got that much. :) I love your story about Andrew sipping tea in the corner while you are pushing. lol I would think that would be a good time to say a few words considering he is suppose to be coaching you. Funny you don't remember it, you must have been so exhausted spite the epidural. Waiting 12 hours for it though... wow! You were stronger than me my first time, I lasted 10 before I let them talk me into one. I think I have a funny story ("a" meaning singular) about each birth. My ex pissed me off one way or another with each one. First, he slept the whole time I was in pain. I felt the need to be loud during each contraction just to wake his ass up! lol Though all it did was make him wake up enough to say, "In.... out... in... out..." Since he was sleeping and NOT paying attention to me, he was saying in when I was breathing out and saying out when I was breathing in. This happened EVERY time! So I pitched a fit and swore and told him to shut the F up and so on. I also squeezed his hand so hard during a contraction, he dropped to the floor. Second time, he was watching soap operas and kept pushing me down when I wanted to sit up so I grabbed him by the neck, he finally let me up. Third, he was playing games on a game system. How many men about to have a baby think to hook up a game system while their wife is in labor? That's how attentive he was. Anyway, when it did come time to push, he actually yelled at me to stop. Like I had a choice in the matter? I was induced and my stomach was doing ALL the pushing. So of course he got a few words about that. lol Now... lets see what happens this time around. :)

AFM - We have a date to look forward to now. The day after my birthday, October 13th. Doc doesn't think I will make it that far, but then again I didn't think I would make it this far! lol So the same remains otherwise but at least I have a date... unless I bleed or go into labor on my own, it's the 13th! If I do make it to then, that means on some years their birthday will be Friday the 13th. lol The doc and I laughed at Andrew's unit for waiting three weeks to ask for proof that I am in the hospital. She said she would type up the letter and asked me if I want her to include my situation. Since it's none of their business really why I am in here since it's my personal health info. I told her sure, go ahead and tell them but make sure you make it sound nice and ghory. lol She laughed and said she would even use the word vagaina! I think she was kidding, but we will see once we get the letter. :lol: I would laugh so hard if she mentions blood and vagina. LOL Oh and now the unit is doing housing checks. It isn't something that you have to let them do, but if you don't volunteer for them to check out your home then you get put on a list and you have to sign a waiver saying that if anything happens you are punishable to the fullest extent of the law. If you volunteer, you will have full support from the unit IF anything should happen. The reason they are doing this is because 1. their are single soldiers that don't know how to take care of their little 10x12 space in the barracks. 2. There are soldiers on and off post who are getting arrested for having dirty homes, starving pets, beating their wives, neglected children, etc. So now they have to make sure that your home looks safe, people in it appear safe, it's not a mess, no dead animals, etc. So that should be going on right now. ANdrew said they had to be there by 3 or he was going to leave when Alex gets off the bus. I guess we will find out how that goes later. lol Ok, done rambling... for now. :) Much love to all you baby mamas!!
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Post by angelaezra » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:03 pm

Katie – Don’t worry about the labs. My OB checked my clotting disorder and thyroid also. So I had several vials taken at the same time along with the CBC, etc. The cervical pain doesn’t sound very good but I think I have felt that a time or two and do not want it to come back again … lol. Yes, I have noticed the waddle for me too and it’s getting worse!

Stephanie – I think Andrew is dealing with everything in a joking manner because that is what makes him feel at ease. But, I would feel just like you do and when I am fully stressed or concerned, there isn’t much that I find funny no matter how much my DH tries to make me laugh. I just hope things get better after the twins are born (with the way he is acting is what I mean). I have a feeling that it will once he gets into a usually routine and everything starts to calm down. Oh, I just looked at your ticker and you officially hit 35 weeks ... whoo hoo!

AFM – I forgot to tell you ladies two funny stories. First, when I went to my OB’s appointment on Monday, I asked my DH to get the flu shot too if I had to have one because what is the point in me getting the shot and then he comes home with the flu and gives it to me and Gabriella. Of course he refused … I quickly said look I am carrying your child the least you can do is get a shot! So a few minutes later, in walks the physician and she looks at him and says oh and you need to get the flu shot also with Angela. I laughed so hard that I thought I would pee on myself! So finally he gave in and he said he would get it soon. The second funny thing is I recently found out that my company will have a business meeting the last week in February in Las Vegas, so I told him I probably won’t be here for his birthday or my dad ‘s(they are a day apart). He immediately said no problem; I will just go with you to Vegas, which isn’t a problem because he has gone on other trips before. But, then I said what will you do with Gabriella … and no response! He forgot that we will have a little one by then!!!!! He is so used to just dropping everything and going when we feel like it. I am sure it will take awhile for him to get used to it. We have been together for 11 years with total freedom. So anyway back to the story, he said uh oh … lol. He said no problem, we will just all go … RIGHT!!

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Post by Stephanieford78 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:28 pm

Oh, I forgot to mention that I taught Andrew how to take my fundal height since no one will do it here. lol I am measuring about 45-46cm. We also measured around my belly and that is 54in and I am 60 inches tall! :shock: It just doesn't seem natural. lol

Angela - Cute stories! That's so funny how he forgot about the baby. It is a big adjustment after going so long being able to get up and go. I don't know about going to Vegas with her though. lol That's funny!
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Post by rayofsunshine » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:17 am

Hi everyone!

Hazel-It is so good to hear from you! I'm sorry you've had a rough go with breastfeeding. You're right, it doesn't matter how he is fed as long as he is getting what he needs and is feeling better. I remember what an emotional wreck I was the first few weeks with my DD. It does get better and you will feel more relaxed as you get to know each other. The tea story is priceless-do our DHs really think they can sit by while we are going through labor that way?! I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts :)

Stephanie-I'm glad the babies are already such a healthy weight and you have a date. I would love a plan but I realize I'm just going to have to roll with it. At last visit I was told I have a more complete previa than before so I think I'll be a c-section (we'll see). My good friend that had twins had to go through both vaginal and c-section. NO THANKS! I love the picture-you know how to rock the hospital gown!

Katie-Doesn't it seem like there is always some new pain? The sharp knife pain in the cervix makes it to the top of painful, no-fun pains! You are so very close-then you'll get fun labor pains. It is all worth it and in a few weeks the pains will be a distant memory.

Gi-I am now starving for cheesecake after reading your post! :wink: I'm surprised because I'm actually up right now feeling sick to my stomach. It is really scary to not hear the HB right away-I think Kayla wanted to play a little hide-and-seek that day! I'm glad she is doing well-she'll be here very soon!

Angela-I am completely with you about wishing for maternity leave soon! I am zapped at the end of every day and just wish I could take it easy more often. Sounds like your tests went well-sorry the drink made you feel awful. I laughed about your Vegas story. It certainly takes a while and some adjustment to think about life after the baby arrives! Take care of yourself.

PA-Yeah team pink! How cute, your husband is already imagining chasing off the boys-my DH keeps telling my DD that she is allowed to date when she is 30, not a day before. She actually told him the last time he said that that she would be a grandma then because 30 is grandma age. Boy, she will learn :)

Claudia-You still look so adorable! I hate wallpaper-just because of removal! The crazy people before us wallpapered every room (even bathrooms) and it messed up all the walls when we took it down. I wish you luck-sounds like you have someone very capable helping. It will be fun once you get to paint and put together the room. It always makes it more real ;)

Riley-Wow, 39 weeks?! We are excited to hear about your arrival in the next few weeks (or week?)

Babyluv-The reality of 3 girls around the same age-God bless you! My DH always tells me that he just can't understand how women work. With DD he is so puzzled about her drama moments and crying melt downs. You will have some fun times :wink: But you know, they'll be the best of friends for life! Alex is going to have a full time job chasing off boys-I'm sure he'll do that even from college!

AFM-I feel a little insane from the lack of sleep right now. It is 3:00 am and I haven't been able to sleep yet-agh!! I actually had kicks or spasms in my back and it is still hurting. I also feel sick-not sure if it is because I've been heavily coughing for days or if I'm actually getting sick. Being a teacher I'm exposed to everything. Right now I have students out for strep throat and stomach flu (ah, the joys of sharing germs!) Yes, I'm being a whiny, whiner right now-I'm sorry. I do get to stay home tomorrow because I have my weekly doc. appts. with both my OB and perinatologist. I think I'll put napping on my short list for tomorrow :wink: I do have to find time to clean my house-we are having a baby shower here on Saturday. I'm excited to see everyone.

Take care baby mamas! I'm going to watch some bad TV and see if that puts me to sleep!
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Post by natasha10 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:14 pm

HI ladies!!! I had my appt yesterday and all is well. They really didnt do much. But my next appt is Oct 29th. not too much going on. I was hoping to have an u/s but i guess they dont do it too often. I hope you all have a good weekend.
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Post by kimbob » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:33 pm

Sorry for thread crashing ladies, I just wanted to post a long over due congratulations to my dear friend Hazel!
George is just gorgeous! Congratulations to you and DH!! I loved your last post with tips for your other friends here who are about to have their dreams come true along side having their worlds turn upside down!! I agree with you that it is very overwhelming in the beginning. But that too shall pass. I refer to the first 6 weeks or so as "the dark days". I say that because I was feeding so frequently and got so little sleep. Even when I got 6 hours of sleep a night it was in 3 or 4 small chunks and felt nothinkg like 6 hours of sleep!! I too had that terrible swelling you spoke of, but I was told it was from the IV. Sadly by the time they struggled the IV in to me between my contractions that were then coming on almost on top of each other, it was too late for the epidural! So I got the lovely side effect of of terrible swelling - I have lovely little burst blood vessels on my ankles and legs now - without the wonderous effects of the epidural! Oh well - looking into that sweet little face makes anything feel worth it, doesn't it!
About the tongue tie - my son had a tongue tie, too. I didn't even know that a tongue tie was anything other than having trouble spitting out words until last September when two kids in my kindergarten class needed speech and language services because of tongue ties. Both of their mothers were told by their Dr.s that they wouldn't need to do anything about it. One of the mothers had a tongue tie herself that wasn't a problem. Both of those kids ended up getting theirs snipped last spring at the age of 6. I would venture to guess that was more stressful to them than it was to my son when he was 12 days old. My DH held his head still and the Dr used a metal instrument to hold his tongue out of the way and snipped the little bit of skin. He barely cried and I put him on the breast right away and he didn't even bleed. I believe the older kids had bleeding and swelling to deal with after words. I was thankful that I knew of this before hand as it helped us to make the decision to get it done. I just wanted to share this information with you so can consider it when you and your DH are making your decision.
If you really want to breast feed, you may be able to still do it. You could take fenugreek (an herbal supplement) or domperidone (a prescription) to help your supply come back and just feed 10 min/per side before feeding him the formula until you can cut back on formula and gradually just nurse. That's what I had to do in the beginning as I couldn't feed Andrew at all in the beginning as he had a little hole in his lung and needed to be left alone to let it heal. I was sad at first and it was time consuming, but now at 5 months he can take the breast or a bottle. He can still have formula, but it tends to make him very gassy and cranky.
Anyway, sorry for the super long thread crashing post everyone! I've read a little bit about all of your journeys as I have been following Hazel's progress. Congratulations and good luck to you all! You seem like a a great group of ladies and I am happy you all get to have your dreams come true and that you have each other as bonus!
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Post by Franca » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:28 pm

Hey sexy mammas
Wow babies big gratz to you all :D . I'm so pleased to see you all do so well :) .
Today i had a detailed scan and all looked normal and i'm happy to say im having a girl :D

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Post by angelaezra » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:33 am

Stephanie – You taught him how to measure the fundal height … I love it! It is great that you are getting him involved, which might help ease his mind a little.

Sara – I definitely hear you on the lack of sleep. Some days I wonder how I ever function with the amount of sleep that I receive each night. I hope you are able to avoid all of the germs at school. Are you planning on getting the flu shot this year? I hope your doctors’ appointment went well today.

Natasha – It is good to know that your appointment went well. Yeah it would be great to get a u/s on every visit wouldn’t it?

Kim – Thank you so much for providing a lot of insight for all of us. I am glad that you are enjoying your time with your precious baby. I can’t wait until it is my time!

Franca – It is great to hear from you! That is wonderful news that you are having a girl! What will you name her?

AFM – I unfortunately lifted a few boxes at my storage unit today that was a little heavy and I didn’t think much of it. But later in the night, I went to visit my parents and I started cramping, so I took some Tylenol and drank cups and cups of water and lied down for awhile. The cramping seemed to ease a bit but remember when I said I noticed some dark spotting since my vaginal exam on Monday … well I am still spotting and each day it is more than the day before. But, it still looks like old dark blood but the cramping has me pretty concerned. So I am going to lie down for the night and hope that it gets better and if it doesn’t I will be making an emergency call to my OB’s after hour line or going to triage. I don’t think Gabriella wants to stay in there much longer but if she can just last until 35 or 36 weeks I will be one happy momma. Have a great night all!

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Post by Franca » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:45 am

Elizabeth Maria :) x
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Post by Stephanieford78 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:56 pm

Franca - Congratulations on a girl! Great name! :)

Angela - Yes, I taught him fundal height, there was no way I was able to do it myself. lol I just had to know how big I was. I am not sure why Andrew is acting the way he is. We can probably blame it on a few things, but in the end all I wish I had was emotional support in my hospital jail cell. As for your cramps and such. I think that the cramping could be pushing the old blood out. Maybe the BH is causing the cramping. They keep bringing up that uterine irritability to me. This might be what you are having. It is basically a lot of BH that don't do anything. However, when I bled it seemed to keep pushing out the old blood. Of course, if you are concerned and it would make you feel better, go to triage. I went there three times myself. lol

Sara - My previa seemed to keep getting worse until all of a sudden. So anything is possible. :) I think that possibly, if the placenta really did move, that the bedrest helped since I am on a laying down angle most of the day. Not sure if that is why or not, but I don't understand how it could be there and getting worse then all of a sudden it moves the other way?? Going through both a section and vaginal doesn't sound to be much fun to me either. There isn't much hope for us twin moms as far as all vaginal goes. Even if we persist on vaginal to the doctor and it seems completely possible, most will talk you into a section anyway because it is so much easier and leaves out the possibility of any complications arising. I figure, if I have to keep waiting, why not try vaginal. Though I am getting to the point of, I am so done that I will take any way out that I can. lol I don't think I would be as uncomfortable being this big if I were at home. The hospital bedrest is more of a pshychological pain and is wearing me down. The pg pain is a close second. I hope you get better sleep! Maybe try benedryl? I tried the generic kind, not good enough! The brand name works much better for me. Since being in medical prison I have been taking 10mg of ambien too. It helps, but nothing can keep me asleep when the back pain acts up or Angelina decides she is going to cuddle with my lungs under my ribcage. lol

AFM - Conservative HR doc made rounds yesterday. He didn't know that since the last time he was here they changed it from 36 to 37wks. He did say that if he was here during my 36th week that he would take them then. Sounds kind of nice to be able to be free of this place a week early! I would have to go through 2 amnios though to make sure that the lungs are mature enough. I don't have a doubt that they are ready now because of the meds they gave me. I think the earliest they will consider testing though is the beginning of the week, like Monday. Their charts have me as a few days farther along I think, but I'm not complaining. I am still rolling my eyes at the different doctor's opinions though. It never fails, I am told one thing by one, another by the other doctor. I think the conservative doctor feels my pain in some way though. lol I guess no matter what, there is never really a plan even though they keep making one, different docs think it should be a different way. So the in-laws start their trek today. They should be here Tuesday. If I actually make it to the 13th, they will only see the babies for one day bfore they have to leave. lol Though I am going to have to smack Andrew around... a lot! He offered (without talking to me first) his mother to stay longer while the others go back. If mommy dearest stays, the 3 year old stays. This also means that we have to pay for two plane tickets for them to go back if she agrees to this. He would have to work side jobs to make the money. This means no support with babies from dad, just mother in law. :shock: Umm... does he know how much I want to choke him for this? I of course spoke my mind and told him no way in hell, but he already put it out there. I just hope that she says no or else he will have to recant his offer. Why must I have such a dunce for a husband? I would like to know where his brain cells are seeping out to.
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Post by babyluv » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:57 pm

Hazel - Ugh, so sorry to hear about George's feeding issues!! Being a new mom is so emotional in so many ways. I was telling someone the other day that every time we have a child it's a whole new experience. Alex was our first and he was toddler. Scarlett was our second, but she was a baby. And now the twins...well, they will be twins and newborns. So while I know what to expect as a mom, I never exactly what know what to expect at that stage! Hope things calm down and he goes back to eating well...and I hope he can avoid the surgery!

Steph - Wow, Andrew, what are you thinking?? I really hope she says no and goes home. Sometimes men just don't get it. Sorry the doctors are all over the place and the previa seems to be worse again (although that could push up your delivery, so...who knows??). I am not surprised at all that you are around 45cm with such big babies!! It is CRAZY that your waist is almost as big as your height!! Less than two weeks to go...

Sara - Yuck for not sleeping well. I definitely have nights (like last night) where I wake up and can't get back to sleep for an hour or so, but it's not too bad since I don't have to get up early for work. I have so much respect for you for being superwoman! Hopefully you can chill a little this weekend and catch up. Almost 33 weeks!! doing awesome. Also, your comment about DD thinking 30 was grandma age... When I was young (maybe 13) I used to pray that I would die before I got too old...like 30! As I got closer I said, "OK, I take it back!!" To a 6 year old, 30 seems like many lifetimes away!

Franca - Congrats!! ANOTHER GIRL for our VERY pink thread!! Love her name.

Angela - I agree with Steph on the BH maybe causing your cramping. Even though I drink crazy amounts of water (seriously 2-3 gallons a day), I have noticed that extra water does help with the cramps, along with switching positions. It doesn't really help my BH, but cramps yes.

Katie - I read somewhere that a woman referred to that pain as VK (vagina knife). I thought it was hysterical...not the pain of course, but the reference. Glad it went away!

Claudia - You look great and DEFINITELY loving that belly! Good luck with the room!

AFM - So I didn't leave the house for four days last week and Thursday I was SOOO thankful to get out and go to dinner with some friends and go to the So You Think You Can Dance tour (I know, I'm such a dork, but my BFF and I have gone 4 years in a row!). It was fun times. I did more walking and going up and down stairs than I'm used to, so at my NST yesterday I ended up having a lot of uterine irritability. I have it anyway, but usually not while I'm monitored. Whoops, oh well. The nurse wasn't concerned, just said to really take it easy and drink more water (I really hadn't had much that morning). I'll also be 32 weeks tomorrow, so it's just going to happen more.

Last night I also took a little shopping trip (the kids needed new clothes) and just the short time I was in Kohls with my mom, I had SO much pelvic pressure! As soon as we got home, my friend called and said she could get me in early to preshop at the twins and triplets sale (same one I went to a few months ago and got great deals), so DH and I took off for that so I wouldn't have to go at 7 this morning. We got a lot of stuff, could have stayed an hour longer but I was getting a little too tired and didn't want to risk being on my feet too long. So now I feel pretty well prepared for the twins (well, as prepared as one can be) and am planning on spending all day today laying down. The girls are SOOO low and being on my feet definitely makes me feel like they are going to fall out!
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Post by PA_FA » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:48 pm

Hello ladies. I will do personals when I get home. Right now I am on 6 days in a row and I'm in Milan again. I am so tired and sore but the good news is....it's my last trip! I have vacation this month so I have no more trips unless I choose to add one. Which I may do so I can fly with DH on his birthday. After this month is over no more work until 2012. WOW how weird is that?
I just wanted to say that I enjoy keeping up with you all while I am on the road even if I am too tired to form a thought and reply. I just want to tell Steph good job on keeping those babies in there. I'm so proud of you!

Talk to you all more in a few days when I am home and rested. xoxo
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Post by angelaezra » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:51 pm

Franca – Elizabeth Maria – is a very pretty name! So how are you feeling?

Stephanie – I just hope your HR doctor makes rounds when you are 36 weeks because I think the babies will be fine and it is time to relieve mommy. Andrew, Andrew, Andrew … that is all I can say right now. He probably thinks he is doing you a favor by asking her to stay longer because she will be there to help you but also him to calm some of his fears but you are such a strong woman that you will have everything under control with a little help from others. So I just hope that she doesn’t provide any extra unneeded stress on you and Alex for that matter. Do you find yourself in more pain as the days tick away or are they moving around to the point where it seems like not a constant pain, more like intermittent? I am sure it is a constant pain but I can hope you are feeling a little more comfortable, right? Thanks for the advice about the spotting; I am sure that you and babyluv are correct because it hasn’t become lighter at all and the cramping seems to have calmed down a lot. The good news is that I will see the doctor tomorrow for my usual weekly office visit.

Babyluv – thank you also for the advice regarding the spotting. It doesn’t seem to have gotten any worse than Friday as far as the amount and color, so I am ok with waiting to see my OB tomorrow for my appointment. No, I don’t think you are a dork because I love all of the dancing shows (So You Think You Can Dance & Dancing with the Stars, etc.). You are lucky to get to see it live! Please take it easy as that does sound like a lot of walking and moving around but I am so happy that you enjoyed yourself. That is what it is all about, right? Sorry you are experiencing so much pelvic pressure. I know I am right now so I can only imagine what all the twin mommies are experience … WOW! That sounds great that you were able to get some more shopping in, especially before 7am. So you feel like you are all ready for their arrival, which is great news!!!

PA_FA – I am sorry that you feel so tired and sore, which is very understandable! Six days in a row are a lot for you I can imagine. So this is it for you for awhile. That is great, great news! You will enjoy yourself so much spending time alone with your daughter!!! I hope you get to fly with your DH for his birthday; I think that both of you will really enjoy that! I also definitely enjoy talking with you ladies also. Sometimes, I find myself so excited and anxious to log on to see what everyone is up to daily.

AFM – I meant to spend the day yesterday with one of my work colleagues because she was having a candle and jewelry party for some of the people who lost their jobs with the layoffs that we had last month. But, my mom called me early yesterday and said that my grandmother wasn’t doing well and she thinks that we need to have her evaluated. And, she wanted my advice on how to convince her to go to the hospital and what other steps she needs to take. So I spent my morning and afternoon in the emergency room yesterday of my old hospital where I worked. I finally got home around midnight and I was completely exhausted! So I slept very well last night. So they found out that she has a UTI and some memory lapse. So they treated her UTI with antibiotics and admitted her for a neurology consult. My mom spoke with her today and she is doing much better so I think she will be in there until at least Monday. We will probably think about moving her to an assisted living place sometime in the future. She will be 87 in January and has done a very good job staying by herself all this time.

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Post by babyluv » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:27 pm

PA - AWESOME that you are almost done with work for over a year!!! So excited for you! And I love Milan...such a beautiful place.

Angela - Glad the spotting hasn't gotten worse and you can wait for your next dr appt to talk about it. I'm sorry about your grandmother. I hope she gets to feeling better and that her move is a smooth transition, whenever that might take place.

AFM - I had Darren take a pic today...32 weeks! Yay!! Holy cow, my belly has grown like crazy the past couple of weeks, but my weight hasn't gone up too much during that time. I'm up 43 pounds so far.
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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by Stephanieford78 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:08 pm

Babyluv - OMG how cute are you? You just look so perfect, I'm jealous. :lol: I haven't been weighed in a month, I have no idea how much I have gained now. How are you feeling?

Angela - I hope Dr Conservative stays on rounds too this week! I don't want a c-section and not looking forward to having an amnio in both sacs to determine lung maturity, BUT that is how uncomfortable I am. :( I am not proud of myself for having what seems to be such a worn out body, but I have held in there. There really are no words for how I feel. I think that if I were younger I might have handled this better, who knows for sure. Maybe if I had better support or at home I would be doing better even? Each day is progressively worse though. Something new to add to the list, whether it is emotional or physical. I don't want to complain anymore though. I will just wait till this is all over and I can heal and enjoy my babies. :) I hope your grandmother is ok. She has done a great job making it this far on her own!

PA - YAY for no more work after Milan. What a place to end it too! Catching a flight with DH for his birthday is a good idea, even if you will be working, at least you will be together. Then off work till 2012? Howly cow! lol Sounds like a lot of time to enjoy your little girl though! Have you thought of names?

Katie - Where the heck have you been? Don't tell me Savannah has made her dramatic enterence already?? Maybe you and Chris are spending some quality time together before she does? :) How are you feeling lately? Hope you can check in and let us know how you are.

AFM - In-laws are on their way, slowly though. Since I haven't popped yet, they aren't in a big hurry at all. They don't want to see us, just babies. lol How sweet huh? Not that it matters, they are due to leave just one or two days after the babies latest date that they could be born. As long as I am in here, they can't bother me too long. Not that I want to be in here of course. lol As much as I can't stand the in-laws, I rather be home dealing with their stupidity then here. At least then I would be healing and have met my babies. :) I think I am going to ask about the amnio tomorrow no matter what doctor is on duty. I think I will be close enough to do the test? I'll find out I guess. Not much else going on, SSDD as they say. No need to keep complaining. lol I wouldn't trade it for anything though. Since without all this, I wouldn't have them. So I am happy to be miserable. :mrgreen:
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