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thread: Babies Born ~ September 2007 #71

  1. #289
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    Cass, I posted your parcel two weeks ago to cheer you up while you were resting, but apparently cheap Arte refused to listen to the postage times lol.

    MD, You are my fellow living zombie. Hope we both get sorted out soon xx I wish I could stock up on chocolate and caffeine. I did when I was pregnant with E and the big kids weren't sleeping. That worked pretty well, except for the 10pound baby lol. I can't wait until E has finished BF so I can eat what I want again.
    The sleep study sounds interesting, I hope you get some results.



    My friend confirmed today that she is moving back home overseas probably by the end of the year I only have two good friends, the sort that know what is happening in your life and visit houses etc. Even worse, her DS is W's best friend. Other kids he plays with and likes, but this boy pushed W to be friends when he wouldn't have bothered himself, was his first real friend and they get along so well. I was hoping that they would start school together. But you have to do what you have to do, her dad is ill and her baby needs medical care that we are too isolated to access properly here.

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    I know this might sound crazy but I reckon i *might* prefer the mouth guard?? CPAP seems all like, official lol. would the CPAP thingo be a rented arrangement with the hospital?

    having a TOTALLY lazy day today. even did a silly dinner: leftover pizza from a place down the road and toast with cut oranges for dessert. I.AM.SO.TIRED. it isnt funny. i slept 2 hours this afternoon while Miss M was asleep and DH and Miss L were hanging out: i was seriously out like a light!

    Miss L has her first orientation day in less than 2 weeks!!!! I am so excited for her!!!

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    Cass, your baby is totally going to be born that day!

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    LOL Arte, my fellow zomboid, you and your predictions! So what, are you totally "clean" off crackolate?! Man! That's hard.

    So Cass, aren't you still on the couch? Or have you graduated off bed rest?

    Yes, I totally would prefer the mouth guard thing too. CPAP = So. Not. Sexy. I don't know about how you're supposed to try it out, but my friend was working for a pharmacy where they have a try before you buy system. Look at me, I'm so damn excited that there might be a cure for my tiredness that I don't even care about the practicalities. I'm also relieved because I've been harbour ing not-being-able-to-wake-up as my big dirty secret for longer than I care to admit. Now it turns out it might be a treatable condition and not a major personal failing. Keep your fingers crossed for me ladies.
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    Yep MD, it has been a whole year since I have had chocolate. Or biscuits. Or anything good I do attempt the odd sneaky, but I usually regret it around 2am when E is diving onto my face and pulling my hair
    I can't believe how super sensitive she is to sugar. I will have to live vicariously with the White Raspberry chocolate. Back in the day at uni, DH and I used to fight about who would get out of bed to go to an 8am lecture and whoever hauled themselves out of bed was allowed to stop at the 2-4 on the way and get a treat. Mine was always a raspberry and white chocolate bar. Now it is back and I can't have it I have a sneaking suspicion that it is limited edition too, for Pinktober.

    I would wear a freak mask if it meant that I could have some sleep.

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    I would wear a freak mask too if it meant you could have some sleep.

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    I would be buying up the chocolate bars and eating them all when Miss E weans lol. no, i am serious.

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    Arte, I was going to say the same thing as Cass - stock up and buy a whole bloody box of the things and then save them as a celebratory treat for when she weans that's a real shame about your friend having to move. How are you going to tell W about it? I hope he's not too sad.

    MD, that's excellent you got in for the sleep study so quickly. I know of people who have waited months for their kids to have one done prior to having tonsils out. Having it done quickly means they can get to the bottom of your problems quicker and hopefully be able to get you back to normal again.

    Cass, that's so exciting about her having her orientation day! I totally understand the extreme tiredness too. When I was pg I would see other pg women and they just seemed so damn full of energy and it made me green with envy LOL.

    Cally, I think I snore sometimes too when I'm really tired. Occasionally I will wake myself up with a big pig snort and I think to myself OMG was I just SNORING?! Quelle Horreur!

    I had an appointment with my GP to get some tests underway before I see the new Dr in Canberra and I also had to have blood tests done because the last time I went to donate blood my Hgb was too low to donate, so they sent it away for testing and it came back as being 114, when it should be 115 or higher. So I have to be tested for anaemia before I can donate again. I had some blood tests done for hormone issues thyroid and FSH to check ovarian function etc and a referral for a scan to find out how many and how big these fibroids are. Best of all, he agreed with me that a hysterectomy was completely unnecessary which made me feel so validated! I'm booked for the scan next monday and will see my Dr again after that to go over the results and get the referral for the Dr done.

  9. #297
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    hi girls

    arte- sorry to hear about your friend moving away no chocolate?!? for that long?!?

    cass- i remember being so dead tired when i was pg with J. i honestly don't know how you're doing it! exciting about L's orientation

    my fingers are crossed for you md and you too trill!

  10. #298
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    Hi girls!

    Arte: i hope that you are at the convenience store buying up big lol.
    It really does suck when good people move away, especially when there has been such a good, easy connection. We will have to face that horror in December when our best friends here move OS to britain. The girl is Miss Ms Godmother and basically just a fantastic person and our kids are all the same age and get on in a sibling style relationship ITMS. we will all feel gap once they are on the other side of the world (i use 'elevator music' in my head whenever they talk about their plans when i am in the room...ahhh denial ).

    Trill: gotta love validation on your choices! and especially sweet when the dude was such a crock and a misogynist. My Hbg levels are barely able to stay at 115, so blood donation is a bit out of my books too. something i always wanted to (considering how much blood i have 'given' to pathology labs over the years lol). I am so happy though that you are back on track in getting it all sorted out ASAP and on your own terms!

    G: i have no idea how i am doing it either i felt totally awesome until the preterm labour incident. now i just feel shagged 24/7.

    Cally: i had an incident just yesterday where i was just popping off to sleep and noticed that i...snorted!!! bahahahaha! cannot believe it. thank goodness DH wasnt in the room bahaha.

    MP: hope you are doing fabulously, and not too run off your feet xx

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    What are you guys talking about? Like, buying chocolate....then just having it in the house...and not eating it?? Is that a thing? LOL, I flunked out of the Willpower Academy!

    I snored when I was pregnant. I certainly do not now though! DH is terrible. I am sure half of the reason that E wakes all night is him snoring like a chainsaw right next to her.

    Cass, bummer about your friends moving. Mine is moving back to Jersey Her DH has a bit of family scattered around though, so hopefully they will be back for visits at some stage. I can always dream that we will make it over there one day...

    W knows they are going. He seems alright with it now, but I don't think he has the concept that he won't be seeing his friend again itms. We have told him he can Skype.

    Trill, glad you are making some progress with the fibroids.

    I was anaemic during pregnancy. I had iron shots in the bum, because I was borderline on the cut off for HB (100). More than a year later and I still have big black marks the size of a tennis ball on my butt cheeks. They were nearly gone after A when I had to have the shots again for E, so I am guessing they will be there for another year or so yet. They look like a giant bruise. They feel like it too.

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    I have heard that about the iron injections, but I didn't think they left marks that big!! Or that they still hurt! Yeah, I suck at the willpower stakes too LOL, which is why my arse is as big as a house atm. Too much sitting and eating and not enough moving around.

    Cass, I really really hope that the elevator music is Girl from Ipanema but that's sad you'll be losing good friends too. We're just too global now aren't we?


    The anaemia thing is weird though, because I have regular blood tests because of taking the MTX where they do a full blood count and the last time I had that done was in June, and my level was 120, but looking back over the past 12 months of tests it has been gradually going down. We were just confused as to how it could have gotten so low so quickly because it was early August when I went to give blood. I have a suspicion though that it's related to not having enough folate and the MTX can leech folate from your body. I take 5mg of the stuff 4 days a week though but who knows?

  13. #301
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    Arte - could you get DH to hide it for you (wouldn't work in my house, he'd steal it)

    MD - good luck with the sleep study.

    Trill - hope all your tests go well.

    DH is booked in with the specialist to organise a 'snip'. Hopefully it happens soon, because I can't get through more than one more hormonal pill withdrawal induced headache. Had a slight one all week, then at 2am yesterday had to get up and have some super strong tablets which continued throughout the morning and then was at my codeine limit for the day by early afternoon and just had to suck it up. Went to bed at 7:15, DD and DH came in for stories then I slept from 8:15 to 7am. But I still have a bit of a headache and am still tired. Luckily it is only me at work so I have a heatpack and scarf around my neck hoping to relax all the muscles there that seem to have seized up as a result.

  14. #302
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    Cally that would suck bigtime having to deal with that all the time. I absolutely love not having to worry about taking the pill or anything anymore - and it is very liberating if you catch my drift And he'll be fine - he will carry on like a porkchop for a day or two afterwards if he's anything like my DH was but he'll get over it. As I said to Dh, it's not like they cut them off And how are you faring down there from the weather? I've been getting updates on FB and some of the weather is downright frightening!

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    Arte, sorry to hear your friend is leaving. It's always so hard, even when you're the person who's leaving. On the plus side, you'll have somewhere exciting to visit one day! Re the chocolate, you've just been elevated in my mind to HERO STATUS! You are awesome, lady. Pinktober chocolate will come again in fairer, nonlactating times...

    Cass, hang in there. I don't think your toast and pizza dinner sounds silly at all, stroke of genius! Orientation day = v. exciting. I haven't heard anything about ours, should be soon.

    Trill I laughed at your pig snorting tale, nicely told. I am so glad sensibleness has prevailed and that you have the support of your GP in going forwards with the specialist in CBR. BTW I second your recommendation of elevator music - I didn't know that was what it was called, but that's the music I hear in my head!!

    Cally those headaches sound awful. Have you tried asprin? Just mentioning it because it was recommended as drug of choice for staving off migraines. Hope your DH can get sorted out soon. It's weird but a total relief after what seems like a lifetime of contraceptive manoeuvres (speaking as the wife of a snippee).

  16. #304
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    Hi all
    i logged on and am so gad they haven't deleted our thread!
    Cass thanks for asking about me!

    All is well here - just the usual crazy business! Work is full on but loving it, boys are lovely and all is well. We had an awesome week away in Byron bay over the school hols.... Just what we needed - lots of beach time, relaxing, playing soccer etc
    noahs glasses are going really well. He has adjusted so well to them and I can't believe how confident he is.
    its great to see
    I can't believe that j will start kinder next year And n will be a preppy. They are both soooooo excited. And I am too. Not to mention they will be At the same place which will make life easier.

    Ginger - sounds like you made a great school choice. Are you happier now knowing its sorted. What's going on with jimmy? I may have missed that. Your friend sounds ridiculously selfish.

    I feel for any of you with sleep probs. I don't get enough sleep....but you can be sure as soon as my head hits that pillow I am in la la land.

  17. #305
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    MD - Aspro works if I catch it early enough and that was keeping it at bay for 3 days this week, but if it gets really bad, Aspro just doesn't cut it. Next time I'm at the doctor I'm going to try and get some prescription stuff for those really bad times.

    MP - Will be very handy having them both at the same place. So glad the glasses are working well.

    I think our orientation starts mid November and we have 4 days. She gets a buddy from Year 5 (6 next year) that she will pair up with.

    Trill - It's pretty wet here! We had 110mm in our gauge, but it was worse a bit more north. Ie Batemans Bay had 170mm, Ulladulla had 220mm in 24 hours. Was really good though as we had hardly had a drop since early June so it's got everything nice and wet again and got the rivers flowing properly before summer. Still a lot of water sitting on the side of the road around the place. We are pretty much on sand at our place so even that much rain disappears very quickly.

    DD and I are off to Merimbula tomorrow for a couple of nights (the preschool prize we won). My parents are coming down and bringing niece. It's looking like nice weather so it should be a good little break. Really over this cold weather (it only got to 12 the other day!), I bought these lovely summery things in Canberra that I haven't been able to wear yet!

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    Cally, I hope you had a relaxing weekend away and K enjoyed her time with the g-parents and cousin

    MP, great to hear from you!

    Yesterday I woke feeling so exhausted it was hard to function, so when we were out for lunch I got a coke and shared a slice with the kids. Big mistake. I didn't even get the sugar boost I was hoping for. W was talking a mile a minute all afternoon then had a meltdown for over an hour about a piece of wood. E woke up all.night.long grizzling, crying and wriggling constantly with a sore belly Won't be trying that again! On the bright side, mmmmmm coke! And fudge slice!
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