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Re: Best Purchase of 2014

A child-free, spa weekend with my BFF. We are both pregnant (so we couldn't have TOO much fun), but we promised to make it a yearly thing.

by amc80

December 18th, 2014, 11:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Best Purchase of 2014

Replies: 85

Views: 891
Re: New study about men's attention span

I'm surprised it's six minutes. I think I've got about 30 seconds to get across to DH. And if he's doing anything else, he won't hear a word I say. I will never understand why men can't multitask . Do you have a link to the study? LOL, there are a LOT of studies showing that most people who think t...

by amc80

December 18th, 2014, 5:39 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: New study about men's attention span

Replies: 30

Views: 365
Re: New study about men's attention span

I'm surprised it's six minutes. I think I've got about 30 seconds to get across to DH. And if he's doing anything else, he won't hear a word I say. I will never understand why men can't multitask. Do you have a link to the study? Unfortunately I do not. It was on the local 5:00 PM Chicago news last...

by amc80

December 17th, 2014, 11:48 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: New study about men's attention span

Replies: 30

Views: 365
Re: New study about men's attention span

I'm surprised it's six minutes. I think I've got about 30 seconds to get across to DH. And if he's doing anything else, he won't hear a word I say. I will never understand why men can't multitask.

Do you have a link to the study?

by amc80

December 17th, 2014, 11:26 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: New study about men's attention span

Replies: 30

Views: 365
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Interesting treatment, drinking extra water seems counter intuitive to me but I guess putting more water in your body causes it to retain less? My friend had low amniotic fluid and she was prescribed the same exact treatment as you. My guess is that dehydration can cause contractions, and since I'm...

by amc80

December 16th, 2014, 1:34 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

SMC- I'm not sure. I'm guessing It and to do with complications during B's birth and how big he was. And I'm guessing that this time, having the baby measure so far ahead is a good enough reason as well. I just had my 32 week appt. I'm measuring 37 weeks, which means I'm getting bigger at an increas...

by amc80

December 16th, 2014, 12:20 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I had my growth scan today! Baby is big and I have some extra fluid. No wonder I'm giant! His head is measuring 37 weeks (I'm 32) so I'm pretty happy about my c-section decision. I go back in 4 weeks for another scan. Thanks to the extra fluid we got some great pics!

by amc80

December 15th, 2014, 9:23 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

April20 wrote: I thought about that but they asked me when it was when I made the appt. I'm not sure if it's noted in the appt.


Just say you gave them your best guess but aren't 100%. They should do a scan anyway.

by amc80

December 15th, 2014, 3:24 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5997

Views: 149401
Re: Re:

MP, it's next Monday, the 22nd. It's with a nurse practitioner. They said it would be a "30 min" appt, but no details as to what is involved. I saw the NP for an annual exam back in March and she actually did a quick ultrasound because I was having some issues still after the m/c. So I kn...

by amc80

December 15th, 2014, 12:25 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5997

Views: 149401
Re: When to Stop Sending Photos as a Christman Card

I find it crazy that people dislike getting Christmas cards. Part of the reason I even send cards out is so that I continue to receive them.

by amc80

December 14th, 2014, 11:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: When to Stop Sending Photos as a Christman Card

Replies: 65

Views: 1226
Re: Do Maternity Clothes Need A New Look?

I wear whatever is comfy. I figure the rest of me is uncomfortable enough, so why torture myself any more. Luckily, my work has a casual dress code that fits nicely with this.

by amc80

December 13th, 2014, 12:02 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do Maternity Clothes Need A New Look?

Replies: 16

Views: 482
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Oh the stretchmarks are starting to look BAD on the bottom. Like the L.A. traffic report during rush hour on a rainy day... red and black all over, and they are painful. Hopefully it stays there, but considering they popped up pretty much overnight, I expect them to get a lot worse in the next mont...

by amc80

December 10th, 2014, 1:08 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Hi Everyone! I haven't been posting much but I'm almost there! 34.5 weeks today, measuring at 37.5+, yet I've only gained about 17-18lbs. He is diagonal with his butt/legs in my right ribs, and head towards my left hip. Getting a scan on the 19th to see if I'll need a csection. My husband and his s...

by amc80

December 10th, 2014, 12:53 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Oh, and here is my 31 week pic. I am bigger than I was at 39 weeks with B.

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by amc80

December 10th, 2014, 12:21 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Wow, nice progress SMC! Trekkie- I don't think there's such a thing as TMI on these boards :) Muffdog- Oh, that sucks! But at least it means you get to see baby again, right? Not much going on here. I really need to start prepping for baby. We have everything we need, but most of it is in storage......

by amc80

December 10th, 2014, 12:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Re:

I am happy to report that today, I do not feel like I've been kicked in the crotch. I probably will tomorrow. :appl: :appl: And you're right, you probably will :) Wait until real round ligament pain kicks in. You will be sitting down and stand up, then suddenly have to hunch over in pain...you'll l...

by amc80

December 10th, 2014, 10:51 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5997

Views: 149401
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Hehe maybe! B really has abs? What a cool dude! Oscar's tummy is more like a round beer belly, he's still a little fatty :lol: When I showed my mum that pic of O she thought the coffee table he was leaning on was a rug, and thought he just had his legs on the couch and the rest of him was levitatin...

by amc80

December 10th, 2014, 10:47 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6259

Views: 152128
Re: Re:

I woke up this morning and it feels like someone punched my cervix. It just feels tender. It's a weird feeling. Is this a "normal" thing? My first appointment is the 22nd. I called my obgyn office and told them I had a positive pregnancy test and would like to get appointments started. Th...

by amc80

December 9th, 2014, 6:24 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5997

Views: 149401
Re: Re:

I woke up this morning and it feels like someone punched my cervix. It just feels tender. It's a weird feeling. Is this a "normal" thing? My first appointment is the 22nd. I called my obgyn office and told them I had a positive pregnancy test and would like to get appointments started. Th...

by amc80

December 9th, 2014, 5:45 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 5997

Views: 149401
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Trekkie- Six months, how awesome! Maternity leave here is non-existent on a mandated level. Basically, your job is protected for 12 weeks, but it's unpaid leave. Certain states offer disability programs that give you anywhere between 6-12 weeks at a reduced pay rate (50-66% if your normal pay). Some...

by amc80

December 9th, 2014, 9:19 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Nice! See, toddlers are weird! B has visible abs. Maybe it's all the planking?

by amc80

December 9th, 2014, 9:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6259

Views: 152128

by amc80

December 8th, 2014, 9:12 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6259

Views: 152128

by amc80

December 8th, 2014, 9:12 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6259

Views: 152128
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I just got off the phone with my FMLA/Disability administrator. Stuff's getting real!

by amc80

December 8th, 2014, 6:32 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: HAS POLICE TRAINING CAUSED VIOENCE

DH is a deputy and I know what he would say- attitudes towards police have changed. He says he sees it a lot with the younger generations. There's less respect for authority in general (cops, teachers, parents, etc.). So when someone is being arrested, he will see the "you can't do anything to ...

by amc80

December 5th, 2014, 1:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HAS POLICE TRAINING CAUSED VIOENCE

Replies: 34

Views: 571
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

SMC- I didn't have any bladder issues until after giving birth. I'm pretty sure it was the 3.5 hours of pushing that just wrecked everything. I had zero bladder control in the days after having him. What didn't help was that I had very little feeling down there, so I couldn't tell that I had a full ...

by amc80

December 5th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Aw, AMC and SMC I am sorry! you are in the home stretch, but I know it's so hard. Out of the blue E came almost 4 weeks early, so you never know:-) I had prepared myself to go 2 weeks late since it was my first delivery, but he had other plans. I peed my pants all the time when I was pregnant b/c I...

by amc80

December 5th, 2014, 11:10 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

I don't think that you're having a pity party. I've complained a lot in this forum (and at home) - definitely more than you have! It really sucks being pregnant. If anyone says they enjoy being pregnant (separate from the fact that there is a baby at the end of this process), that person is lying! ...

by amc80

December 4th, 2014, 3:44 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Thanks SMC and Niel. I'm not sure what is going on this week but I hope it's short-lived. My OB said it makes sense that I'm feeling crappy since I'm as big as a "normal" 34/35 week pregnant person. I hate feeling like I'm having a pity party, I'm mean lots of other women are pregnant and ...

by amc80

December 4th, 2014, 3:20 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

How is everyone doing? I've sort of hit a wall this week. I'm so tired and can't seem to catch up. Baby seems to be going through another growth spurt which is really hurting my skin...not to mention causing stretchmarks to appear over the course of a day. I'll I can think about is how I still have ...

by amc80

December 4th, 2014, 1:43 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38838

Views: 1449997