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elkaybie
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I do not want to find out the baby's sex, but I had decided to leave it up to Justin if we found out. Couldn't very well do that he knows and I not know bc everyone else would want to know from him--he'd prolly crack under all that pressure.

Needless to say, through more conversations with family (family is the big influence here) and a few friends, Justin is seeing the appeal of not finding out the baby's sex.

Soooo I think we're leaning to not finding out

1/1/2011 1:16:36 AM

se7entythree
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We're definitely not going to find out when that day comes. That's just how I've always imagined it. Plus I fucking hate how badly people engender their kids, esp pink, so I don't want shit tons of frilly pink crap or blue football outfits.

1/1/2011 9:01:05 AM

elkaybie
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Ditto. I feel the exact same way.

1/1/2011 9:31:55 AM

se7entythree
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1/1/2011 11:18:59 AM

elkaybie
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It's like overnight BAM! I have a baby bump

1/3/2011 2:21:16 PM

bottombaby
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Haha. Yeah. Last night I was looking in the mirror and feeling up my tummy and I was like woah, stretchy pants ftw.

1/4/2011 8:17:09 AM

elkaybie
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pregnancy headaches are the worst

1/9/2011 8:34:46 AM

Jax883
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We'll be finding out here shortly

1/13/2011 2:06:02 PM

Jax883
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it's a boy!!

1/13/2011 3:29:28 PM

Jax883
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Dp

[Edited on January 13, 2011 at 3:51 PM. Reason : contain yourself man.]

1/13/2011 3:50:49 PM

ashley_grl
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Congrats on the boy!!! We find out next Tuesday!

Oh and round ligament pain ftl.

1/13/2011 10:25:10 PM

Jax883
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Anyone found any good online articles/sections/book excerpts, etc for the father side of pregnancy?

Most of what I find is like the token page in a complete multi-chapter volume, or web articles that turn out to be written for the female perspective on how to praise the father for 'doing so good'. Granted, I'm not growing the human. I get that. But the literature for dads who want to be involved/help is decidedly lacking.

[Edited on January 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM. Reason : .]

1/16/2011 10:08:15 AM

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http://www.amazon.com/Cavemans-Pregnancy-Companion-Survival-Expectant/dp/140273526X

Some people find that the book talks down to them, but my Brother in Law loved it. He thought it was a great way of looking at things, and one of the few books that really explain what it's like to be an expecting father. If you take the whole "caveman" thing too seriously though, you might not like the book.

[Edited on January 16, 2011 at 10:57 AM. Reason : ]

1/16/2011 10:54:30 AM

elkaybie
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Bennett and Max recommended this one http://www.amazon.com/Birth-Partner-Everything-Childbirth-Complete/dp/1558320105 and let us borrow it. I haven't read it yet, nor has Justin read ANYTHING aside from what you gave him, but Max liked it.

1/16/2011 11:02:32 AM

ctnz71
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thought id make a crib for my baby thats coming

1/17/2011 3:10:24 PM

Jax883
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^^ You dont sound bitter or anything AT ALL

^ That's pretty awesome, wish I had skills to do something like that. Are you treating the wood with anything?

1/18/2011 7:32:32 AM

se7entythree
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^^DAMN! that is awesome!!!

1/18/2011 8:42:26 AM

Gzusfrk
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^^^Wow, that's fantastic!

1/18/2011 9:04:01 AM

elkaybie
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3^ damn right I'm a little bitter.


Good news today! My thyroid levels are normal the up in my levoxyl dosage was the right move.

1/18/2011 9:54:02 AM

ctnz71
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http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod213021

Stole the idea from there. Going to have my cabinet guy paint it an antique white. Saved myself like $550.

1/18/2011 10:42:12 AM

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thats super nice! i like how it can be converted as per the website. did you build yours to do the same?

1/18/2011 5:23:48 PM

ashley_grl
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Oh boy, Oh boy....It's a GIRL!!

1/18/2011 8:16:03 PM

ctnz71
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^^ yep just a couple screws and an additional board.

1/18/2011 10:05:01 PM

elkaybie
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^^congrats!!!

That makes 2 girls and 1 boy by my count for the currently pregnant and posting bunch

1/19/2011 11:09:23 AM

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this is my count from the last 2 pages

bottombaby - girl
punchmonk - girl
spydyrwyr - boy
ctnz71 - ?
ashley_grl - girl
elkaybie - surprise
mdozer73 - girl
Jax883 - boy

1/19/2011 11:55:25 AM

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Quote :
"punchmonk - girl
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i dint know that....maya gonna have a baby sister...awesome!
so ken, are you gonna change that tatoo to add one more robot?

1/19/2011 12:55:34 PM

elkaybie
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^^ I blame pregmentia

1/19/2011 1:01:18 PM

ctnz71
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^^^ hopefully boy update in a month or so.

1/19/2011 2:33:04 PM

mdozer73
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^^Pregnancy brain can be extremely dangerous

1/19/2011 3:34:26 PM

Gonzo18
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My wife entered the 3rd trimester today!

1/19/2011 9:00:41 PM

elkaybie
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Oooh exciting


Any other pregnant ladies where contacts? My eyes are soooo dry now. I'm either using rewetting drops every hour or two, or just wearing my glasses. I think that's the reason for most of my headaches as well bc I'm drinking plenty of water (usually 2 liters a day).

1/21/2011 2:03:26 PM

bottombaby
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i struggled with my contacts so much during my first pregnancy that i just made the switch to glasses permanent. my eyes havent been the same since.

1/21/2011 7:16:34 PM

punchmonk
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I LOVE the way this little girl kicks and rolls in my belly even when it hurts.

Since I have been lifting small weights squatting and doing lateral tricep extensions I have had less sciatica pain. I def still have the horrible pelvic pain and occasional headaches but I am grateful I can walk without TREMENDOUS pain in my lower back, butt, and legs. I just wish this tremendous hunger would go away so I can be a good type I diabetic.

1/22/2011 10:18:22 PM

Jax883
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Shopping for a baby monitor & SIDS detection pad. Any recommendations?

I've discovered the Angelcare line of products, and I dig having more than one parental unit, but ultimately I'm concerned with the reliability of reception and number of false alarms I'm seeing in the reviews.

1/23/2011 4:36:15 PM

elkaybie
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Have you picked up Baby Bargains? This book is excellent. They review every product and brand on the market. FWIW, and it looks like you've discovered that with reviews you're reading, Angelcare got an F rating for their monitors.

Every parent I've talked to has recommended the Summer (or any really, but I hear Summer tossed around the most) video monitor. Si had the regular one, and now he has a video monitor...was telling Justin how much he wish he had it from the get go b/c it would've give him weeks of added sleep. he'd walk in to hunter's room and end up waking him up when he opened the door; then he's up for an hour+. With the video monitor you can zoom in, see and hear the baby breathing.

1/23/2011 5:23:35 PM

bottombaby
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We coslept and babywore with our first one, so I have absolutely no advice on baby monitors etc.

I had my first really good kick two nights ago. I had almost drifted off to sleep and "Woah!" It certainly woke me up. I had forgotten just how weird it is to have a little person rolling around in there.

1/26/2011 10:13:06 AM

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All done. except for the frame that raises it to new born level

1/26/2011 11:13:16 AM

XCchik
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I want another one

wish they weren't so expensive...

1/26/2011 8:30:28 PM

punchmonk
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74 days!!

1/28/2011 11:00:16 AM

se7entythree
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sorta pregnancy related-ish. i didn't know where else to put this. how do you deal with insane mothers-in-law? my SIL has a 14 month old & another on the way, & my husband's mom is fucking nuts when it comes to the baby. she records absolutely everything, constantly tells everybody to look at the kid when he's just sitting there/eating/doing nothing interesting, spoils him to the point where we're worried he'll turn out a bad kid. last night she recorded our entire dinner at a restaurant w/ her cell phone. she doesn't go back & watch the videos.

we don't get to see the kid very often, so when we visit we like to spend time w/ him. yesterday he had just woken up from a nap & i went upstairs to get him. she grabbed her camcorder & went up after me. she was fumbling w/ it trying to turn it on while he just got more & more upset. she kept telling me to wait, & being the DIL i was trying to be polite, so i waited. we went it, i got him out of the crib, & she snatched him out of my arms. he gets fussy, she takes him downstairs & hands him to his mom, then she gets in face. he gets more upset, she gets even closer. his mom tells her to back off, then MIL gets in his face even more. he starts crying & MIL says she doesn't understand why he's so fussy. UGH. BIL avoids her when she comes over, & i almost exploded when this happened. i went outside to play w/ the dog before i lost it.

i know grandparents can be very excited over grandkids, that's normal, but this has progressed well beyond normal & none of us is sure how to remedy this. we thought after the newness wore off some she'd calm down, but she's getting worse. all four of us are really bothered by it. i'm terrified for the day that we have a kid, although thankfully she lives much closer to SIL/BIL than us. my husband has started standing up to her for his sis & it's this |-| close to a yelling match. last night BIL was contemplating breaking her camera.

what in the world can we do to make this better??? i have NO clue what to do with this

[Edited on January 30, 2011 at 9:38 AM. Reason : ]

1/30/2011 9:37:26 AM

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If she acts like that when we have a baby I'll just call the po po and have her removed.
I bet it'll only take one call to the cops before she listens to me.

1/30/2011 7:00:49 PM

bottombaby
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Hopefully, the crazy will be divided up amongst grandchildren once there is more than one of them.

1/30/2011 7:38:19 PM

se7entythree
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^^

^i really hope that that works.

1/30/2011 8:04:53 PM

elkaybie
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yikes!! I agree with bottombaby. Hopefully once more grandkids come in to the picture it will calm down a bit. otherwise I got nothing. :/


I took a break from looking for cribs and I think it helped. Tonight I found it It should arrive in 5-8 days. Got the Bassettbaby First Choice Cape Cod II 4 in 1 convertible crib.


[Edited on January 30, 2011 at 9:22 PM. Reason : e]

1/30/2011 9:01:24 PM

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My wife's due April 3rd with our second, a boy. Was hoping to have our 2yo (3 in May) potty trained by then but it don't look like it's happening unless her attitude changes overnight.

1/31/2011 10:42:59 AM

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UGH!!! POTTY TRAINING!! Good luck with that. I think Maya is finally getting it and she will be 3 in 2 weeks.

I, too, have been hoping that Maya would be potty trained and not revert back to baby when the baby comes.

1/31/2011 11:28:49 AM

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We're passively potty training and working on a child oriented approach. It's slow, but it's been low stress for us and our son. I hope to have him potty trained by the time #2 arrives in June. Unfortunately, it's been complicated by all of the travel back and forth with relocating to Greenville.
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I originally came in here to rave about the Gummy PreNatal Vitamins that I found at Target today. I've struggled with nausea from the vitamins, but the gummies are much easier on the tummy.

1/31/2011 1:09:12 PM

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For those pregnant ladies - did you start taking prenatal vitamins before you got pregnant and if so how far in advance?

We're trying, and I've just started taking them. The suspense of waiting for your next period to come (and hoping it doesn't!) is probably going to make me a nervous wreck until it finally happens.

1/31/2011 10:31:46 PM

elkaybie
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I started taking folic acid daily ~mar of last year, but just folic acid. We weren't TTC--original plan was to do that oh now-ish mother nature had her own ideas--but I figured might as well get a good head start.
Good luck


I've just started to be able to feel baby kick and move from the outside and it is so frickin cool! I'm laying here and she/he is just a wiggly

[Edited on January 31, 2011 at 11:10 PM. Reason : Moving!]

1/31/2011 11:05:12 PM

punchmonk
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I started taking prenatal vitamins when we started trying...about 8 months ahead of time. That seemed like a long time.

I also started taking lipil and fish oil when I got pregnant. It is like a double whammy but I hope to be loaded in the dha/rha department since it does not harm the baby to take it like that.

1/31/2011 11:46:14 PM

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