I'm feeling so sick today...smells are even bothering me . I don't know if I have ds's stomach bug or if I've just over-done it this week. Or maybe my little fuzzball is having a growth spurt (I'm more exhausted than I have been too)...that's my favorite theory . It makes me even more excited for my u/s Thursday
Really truly awful start to Christmas. I got to my parents and the driveway was full of police cars. My brother has been struggling with depression pretty much his entire life and has major anger issues. He has within the past year taken a turn towards being suicidal but refuses help. Anyway he had a huge meltdown and it got really super ugly and the police were called. He was given the option of being taken in and booked and have something on his record or going to a psych facility for an eval and treatment. He chose the psych eval but he is so angry. I'm so scared. This is either going to be exactly what he needs our it's going to push him even further to the brink. He's only 20.
Oh Rach !!! I'm so very very sorry ! Praying praying praying !!
My family suffers with serious mental health disorders too and it can be so uncertain and scary. Breaks my heart for your family...so hard to see loved ones struggling like this.
I hope and pray that being admitted will be just what he needs...that he'll get a wonderful dr and come out with hope and a new start ♥
Very sorry to hear that Rach, I hope this will be something that gets him turned around. Praying for your family this Christmas!
Rach...how is your brother doing? Thinking of you !!
Afm...yesterday, I was really feeling like stepping away from the dd room until I have a definite answer but I'm just going to take one day at a time and try not to worry the week away . The sun is shining and I got some things done yesterday so I'm enjoying a lazy afternoon at home with 6 of my kiddos and 3 of my nephews today (my oldest 3 are up north staying with family and will be home Sunday) ♥.
My asthma/allergies are getting to me (mil has an indoor cat...spent the day there for Christmas). I even took a tylenol 3 last night because of the headache and hacking cough (it's worse when I lay down). I take claritin every day but don't feel comfortable taking anymore than that.
I haven't seen him since Christmas Day. He's staying with a friend that doesn't live here (about an hour and a half away). He's supposed to be going to the counselor next week but I highly doubt if he goes. If he doesn't find a job in the next week he will be moving back to my parents which is both good and bad. He doesn't have a phone or internet access where he's at now so I really don't know how he's doing. He seemed ok when I saw him on Christmas Day.
That is so hard Rach... Praying for him.
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Have you had RPL testing done? Have you seen an RE?
Kate...I felt that way too, I wanted answers but I was glad nothing was overtly wrong health-wise (I have thyroid disease but it's well-controlled) . We know now my issue is (and has been) Diminished Ovarian Reserve...my eggs don't produce viable embryos most of the time. On the one hand I'm crazy thankful to still be ovulating on my own but on the other I wish we could just catch a good egg because loss after loss after loss takes its toll.
I'm hopeful we'll have one more to complete our bio family whether it ends up being this pg or a future pg .
So my home scale (which is horrible and I hate it) is very unforgiving, it stays at the same weight pretty much unless you gain--then it shows immediately. For losing weight, it will flash to a lower number and then show you the weight you've been, for like a week and then it's like "oh I guess you did lose weight after all"...
Anyway, my scale has been flashing a lower weight the last few days. And I'm like...how can I be losing weight still? I'm eating more like I was PP and I haven't been throwing up and I'm not exercising yet...so what gives?
I'm trying to track my food intake with myfitnesspal, just so I can see if I'm eating enough and I don't really have enough days tracked to draw a conclusion. I just don't want to keep losing weight.
Natalie...maybe it's just going to take time for you to build up an intake to meet the demands of baby and yourself?
Afm...my cough is starting to get better but I have to take tylenol throughout the day because of the chest pain. Looks like I'm going to live .
So... ready for 2014?
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My oldest is graduating and going to college this year...sooo proud of her and excited for her to start this new adventure . Now that Christmas is over I can start planning her open house.
My 10yr old is getting orthodontia in April, lol, not terribly excited about that but glad it's getting done sooner rather than later .
One kiddo will be learning to read this year and I'm hoping to have our youngest potty-trained before the next little one arrives.
Ha, and my 20yr class reunion is this summer (class of '94)...how crazy is that!?! LOL, I'm so old !!!
All in all, I'm looking forward to watching 2014 unfold !
Happy New Year!!! Well, happy MY year. Cause I'm a Horse lol
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Happy New Year Varya!!!
I'm stuck in 2013 for 12 more hours
I love starting a new year...there's just something magical and exciting about having a fresh year ahead of me . Ha, I feel the same way about Mondays and the 1st day of every month but a new year is the best
Last night we met up with some of DHs friends that he's had forever, but lost touch with--some of them live very near us (which in the mountains means about 20-30 miles lol). It was nice to socialize, even though I'm awkward with people, once I get to know them I'm very comfortable. They invited us to their house for NYE and I think we may go. We're very much homebodies so it feels like it takes a lot of effort to get the desire up to go somewhere, especially at the last minute. There's a pretty good chance my DH won't feel like it, especially after working today. But the possibility is exciting!
I hope you guys go and have fun, Natalie !!
We have no NYE plans because we don't know anybody around here, lol ! It'll be 2yrs in March since we moved and we just haven't gotten to know anyone very well (my oldest 5 kids have lots of friends though).
I've had the same friends for 10-20yrs so starting and building new friendships IRL seems daunting to me. I really feel like I just don't have the time or emotional energy for it right now like I did when I was younger with only young kiddos, which I'm perfectly okay with . It's a season of life...I know it will change eventually as the baby/toddler years come to a close in our home.
We used to get together with my bff and her kiddos...I miss that but I'm looking forward to a night at home with dh and all my kiddos (my oldest 3 are home after being gone for a weekish)
I cannot sit still today! I cleaned up all the Christmas decorations, made collards and black eyed peas, trimmed up the rest of the 8 lb ham we had, put clothes away, swept the floor. Did a very small ab exercise set, showered, washed the tree skirt. And I just feel like the energizer bunny...do more things!
I should try to nap though if we're going to out tonight...
LOL, Natalie, that's awesome ! Praying the energy extends to tonight so you can have a great time out!!
My New Years Eve will consist of likely being in bed before midnight. I haven't stayed up or gone out since I was in high school.
I had a gift card for Old Navy and a visa giftcard from MIL so I did some shopping this morning. I got myself a couple clearance maternity tops at Old Navy and bought my husband a couple cheap t-shirts too (he totally wouldn't have let me use it on him if he had gone in with me...hehe). Then I went to Bath & Body Works semi annual sale and filled a bag up and only spent $18. This coconut lime breeze is to die for! I keep sniffing my fingers. After that I bought lunch for my family and still have another $10 left for next time. Money well spent.
What a fun shopping trip Rach !!!
Afm...I think I'm heading to ER for this cough (urgent care is closed and I doubt they'd even see me since I'm pg). The pain is ridiculous and I'm coughing up thick, green phlegm (sorry, tmi). I'm absolutely exhausted from coughing . I don't know what they'll be able to do for me but at least I'll know, right? I just hate that our deductible has started over...I would have gone in yesterday but I was feeling a bit better, definitely worse today though .
They'll give you, hopefully, codeine cough syrup which is what I had with my cough. It is great, calms the cough and lets you rest. Didn't really make me sleepy but definitely relaxed.