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Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I had my 24w appointment today. Everything looks good! I'm measuring about 3 weeks ahead, which isn't surprising given how huge I am. I got a lab slip for my glucose test and a bunch of other stuff. I've been eating a ton of ice so I suspect my iron is low. My CS date has been moved, but to the date...

by amc80

October 20th, 2014, 7:44 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38670

Views: 1444876
Re: trouble with PS thread?

I can't open any links that people post. It causes my phone to close out of PS completely.

by amc80

October 17th, 2014, 11:20 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: trouble with PS thread?

Replies: 4

Views: 205
Re: Did you do anything special before TTC?

Hi! I'm another one of those "no way I can sit and do nothing" people. I started charting and using OPKs about six months before we started TTC. It 1) confirmed I was ovulating, 2) confirmed I had a healthy luteal phase, and 3) allowed me to learn my ovulation symptoms (since charting only...

by amc80

October 16th, 2014, 11:00 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Did you do anything special before TTC?

Replies: 10

Views: 251
Re: Apple employee...

Tacori E-ring wrote: Thanks so much! I have a 2008 MacBook air and have noticed recently it never gets fully charged. I keep it plugged in and each week seems to drop 1% so now it is 95% Is the battery dying? Computer? Combo?


It's probably the battery.

by amc80

October 14th, 2014, 7:27 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Apple employee...

Replies: 4

Views: 358
Re: Book Club pick?

^ I have read Light a Penny Candle and enjoyed it - I love Binchy's writing so much I own all of her books (except perhaps the last 2 published) - other particular favorites are Firefly Summer , Tara Road , Quentin's , and Scarlet Feather - Firefly Summer is probably my very favorite of all her boo...

by amc80

October 14th, 2014, 10:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Book Club pick?

Replies: 5

Views: 147
Re: Book Club pick?

I've read Circle of Friends a couple of times now - I'm a big fan of Maeve Binchy (may she RIP) - have never seen the movie however. As another suggestion, if you/your book club hasn't read it already, I highly recommend The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Ba...

by amc80

October 14th, 2014, 9:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Book Club pick?

Replies: 5

Views: 147
Book Club pick?

It's my turn to pick the book for my book club. Unless something sounds better, I'm going with Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy. I read it 10 years ago (after loving the movie) or so and enjoyed it. Here are our prior picks, to give an idea as to what we've read- Jan- Gone Girl Feb- Northline by Wi...

by amc80

October 13th, 2014, 5:35 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Book Club pick?

Replies: 5

Views: 147
Re: When do you get your flu vaccine?

I will get mine at our health fair at work in a couple of weeks. I just canceled my son's appointment. He skin tests as allergic to egg yolk, even though he eats stuff with eggs in it (cooked, like baked goods) without a problem. He's never had just plain old eggs though, nor can we get him to try ...

by amc80

October 13th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: When do you get your flu vaccine?

Replies: 96

Views: 1144
Re: worst kinds of candy?

Candy corn, anything with dark chocolate, anything with coconut (love the taste, but it's like eating pieces of plastic), twizzlers. I love licorise, but twizzlers are gross.

by amc80

October 13th, 2014, 11:14 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: worst kinds of candy?

Replies: 63

Views: 803
Re: When do you get your flu vaccine?

I will get mine at our health fair at work in a couple of weeks. I just canceled my son's appointment. He skin tests as allergic to egg yolk, even though he eats stuff with eggs in it (cooked, like baked goods) without a problem. He's never had just plain old eggs though, nor can we get him to try ...

by amc80

October 13th, 2014, 11:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: When do you get your flu vaccine?

Replies: 96

Views: 1144
Re: Health Premiums - 2015 Edition

Mine went up about $40 a month. Not horrible. Eta: what I think is interesting is my employer, a large hospital system, offers insurance single, single +1, or family. So you don't have to pay more if you have more than one kid. Also age and sex is not a factor. When I have a private policy they tak...

by amc80

October 10th, 2014, 11:03 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Health Premiums - 2015 Edition

Replies: 18

Views: 480
Re: 24 Surprising Things ABout Parenting in the United State

This surprised me- "I was surprised that American children as young as one year old learn to say please, thank you, sorry and excuse me. Those things are not actively taught in India." We've drilled this into B since he was an infant, and now he says please and thank you without us asking ...

by amc80

October 10th, 2014, 10:57 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: 24 Surprising Things ABout Parenting in the United States

Replies: 22

Views: 493
Re: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Thanks amc80 and Bella_mezzo, So far I am on the diceglis and I have some Zofran for break through nausea. I'll be honest in that they help me not puke but every bite feels like I am still going to. I can't smell meat right not without getting sick or eggs, not sure what that's about. Thank you for...

by amc80

October 10th, 2014, 9:11 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5930

Views: 146758
Re: Health Premiums - 2015 Edition

ponder wrote:Our policy is being cancelled as of Jan 1. I have briefly looked around and I am now facing a $800 monthly premium, and $6000 individual/$12000family deductible. Going to seriously start making some calls tomorrow.


Oh, super.

by amc80

October 9th, 2014, 8:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Health Premiums - 2015 Edition

Replies: 18

Views: 480
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

baby monster wrote:It's more of my general paranoia about birth defects. Nobody really knows how alcohol affects sperm DNA and at what dose.


That's true. But sperm has a 3 month month production cycle so unless he quit months ago it probably doesn't matter right now.

by amc80

October 9th, 2014, 8:15 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23592

Views: 640086
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

I thought for sure a vacation would give you a boost, steph. I actually got a positive opk today and DH wants to go forward. He hasn't had any drinks in almost a week and thinks I'm overreacting. Does he have any issues with his swimmers? Is he a heavy drinker? Honestly, I don't really see what the...

by amc80

October 9th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 23592

Views: 640086
Health Premiums - 2015 Edition

We just got our info on our health premiums. They aren't going up too much, just under 10% (to almost $300 PER PAYCHECK)...but our deductibles are doubling (from $250 individual/500 family to $500/1000). Plus, our drug coverage is changing, to where we have to pay 20% of name brand (generics are sti...

by amc80

October 9th, 2014, 4:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Health Premiums - 2015 Edition

Replies: 18

Views: 480
Re: Re:

Sorry for not replying earlier. This pregnancy is doing crazy things to me. I am getting worried about the baby and I. I know its only 9.5 weeks but I have already lost 9 lbs and I was very skinny to begin with. I am 5'9" and I am getting close to 100 lbs. Any tips on weight gain for me and th...

by amc80

October 9th, 2014, 3:48 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5930

Views: 146758
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

How's everyone doing? I'm truckin' right along...22w5d. DH finally felt the baby move the other night, so that was cool. It seems all I have to do to get him moving is drink something either hot or cold. I think he's going the a growth spurt or something because I have been starving lately- I'll eat...

by amc80

October 9th, 2014, 2:32 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38670

Views: 1444876
Re: When do you get your flu vaccine?

I will get mine at our health fair at work in a couple of weeks. I just canceled my son's appointment. He skin tests as allergic to egg yolk, even though he eats stuff with eggs in it (cooked, like baked goods) without a problem. He's never had just plain old eggs though, nor can we get him to try t...

by amc80

October 9th, 2014, 1:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: When do you get your flu vaccine?

Replies: 96

Views: 1144
Re: Swing sets too dangerous for schools?

This is so ridiculous. Reminds me of the school (school district?) that banned playing tag because some kids weren't as athletic as others...and their feelings got hurt. Poor little snowflake.

by amc80

October 7th, 2014, 10:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Swing sets too dangerous for schools?

Replies: 25

Views: 307
Re: Disney World - VIP tour & other Q's

I would do it if you had the money. Sounds like an amazing experience. We are currently debating a Disneyland trip. We took B last year when he was 15 months and he liked it. Now that he's a year older, he's obsessed with Mickey Mouse and I know he'd love it. We will be in SoCal anyway for Christmas...

by amc80

October 6th, 2014, 4:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Disney World - VIP tour & other Q's

Replies: 27

Views: 599
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

amc, love the Bam Bam idea. And wow, he's such a big kid! Pants are so tricky, only we're in the 18 month to 2T transition, because Ev has most of his height in his torso, like his dad. If I put 2T pants on him, they sag way down and show half his diaper even when I cinch the waist bands. Drives me...

by amc80

October 6th, 2014, 10:58 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6203

Views: 150549
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Question - Do any of you use a toddler seat in the bathtub or do you just have your little ones sit directly in the tub? We have been using our First Years infant bath that converts to toddler seat, and it worked great until last week. Ev has always LOVED bath time and never wants to get out. But t...

by amc80

October 6th, 2014, 9:59 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6203

Views: 150549
Re: C-Section Recovery questions

I've seen much the same thing. Several of my friends delivered vaginally and suffered tearing, pelvic problems, or even just a lot of swelling, and my recovery after 20 hours of labour and a caesarean was a piece of cake compared to theirs. It was probably a month before I could walk any decent dis...

by amc80

October 4th, 2014, 9:35 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: C-Section Recovery questions

Replies: 16

Views: 360
Re: Anyone planning on seeing Gone Girl?

Just saw it. I read the book and really enjoyed both the book and the movie.

by amc80

October 3rd, 2014, 8:53 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone planning on seeing Gone Girl?

Replies: 18

Views: 372
Re: Anyone planning on seeing Gone Girl?

Seeing it in two hours...SO excited!

by amc80

October 3rd, 2014, 1:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone planning on seeing Gone Girl?

Replies: 18

Views: 372
Re: Let's talk baby names

I'm guilty of liking this trend. My husband and I love unisex names for girls. Our choices for our coming daughter were Riley (the winner for now), Quinn, Peyton, Skyler, and Casey. See, I don't mind the unisex names (I like them as well). It's the obviously boy names that are being used on girls t...

by amc80

October 3rd, 2014, 1:11 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 170

Views: 4220
Re: Let's talk baby names

I'm guilty of liking this trend. My husband and I love unisex names for girls. Our choices for our coming daughter were Riley (the winner for now), Quinn, Peyton, Skyler, and Casey. See, I don't mind the unisex names (I like them as well). It's the obviously boy names that are being used on girls t...

by amc80

October 3rd, 2014, 12:40 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Let's talk baby names

Replies: 170

Views: 4220
Re: C-Section Recovery questions

Are you getting a c-section because you have PTSD from your first vaginal birth? Yes. Not sure if I actually have PTSD (I hate to overuse that term, I don't want to minimize it for the people who have been through unimaginable things), but the thought of going through it again completely stresses m...

by amc80

October 3rd, 2014, 11:35 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: C-Section Recovery questions

Replies: 16

Views: 360