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Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
6th Mar '13

Weeeee. My camera finally showed up at like 7 last night. ha ha. I am LOVING the difference between the 2. Unlike my Nikon, the Canon doesn't "feel" like a starter camera, ya know? And the difference in color and quality is ridiculous! I took a shot with the Nikon and used my 35mm, and then with the Canon and the 18-135. The color was sooooo much more true with the Canon. The nikon was extremely yellow and dingy looking.

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Weeeee. My camera finally showed up at like 7 last night. ha ha. I am LOVING the difference between the ... [snip!] ... the Canon and the 18-135. The color was sooooo much more true with the Canon. The nikon was extremely yellow and dingy looking."

Woo, I'm glad you're happy.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting awesomebrandi:" Woo, I'm glad you're happy."


Totally am. Didnt get to play with it much tonight, and I doubt I"ll get to for a while. I work all week, and then surgery and recovery fri and the weekend, so hopefully the weekend after!

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Totally am. Didnt get to play with it much tonight, and I doubt I"ll get to for a while. I work all week, and then surgery and recovery fri and the weekend, so hopefully the weekend after!"

I hope surgery goes smoothly for you.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting awesomebrandi:" I hope surgery goes smoothly for you."


Thank you. Should be pretty easy. Just closing the baby factory down for good. :wink: Evidently it's a pretty simple procedure now.

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Thank you. Should be pretty easy. Just closing the baby factory down for good. :wink: Evidently it's a pretty simple procedure now."

We're going to do that.. except it's Brian getting snipped, not me.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting awesomebrandi:" We're going to do that.. except it's Brian getting snipped, not me."


Lol. The only reason I'm doing it, is because I have insurance and Jon doesn't. I actually wont have any after March 31st. :? But I guess they do it laparoscopically now so it's about 20 mins, and recovery time is a day or two if that. At least they made it easier. ha ha

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Lol. The only reason I'm doing it, is because I have insurance and Jon doesn't. I actually wont have ... [snip!] ... it laparoscopically now so it's about 20 mins, and recovery time is a day or two if that. At least they made it easier. ha ha"

Oh yeah the insurance thing is a bummer. I know Brian is a little freaked out about it and I told him, if he just didn't want to do it that I would because I do not want anymore kids.. but it'll be a lot easier for him to recover vs me taking care of a newborn. Either he'll get it done in the couple weeks before baby or after baby is 4-6 weeks old and I don't need his help as much and he can recover.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting awesomebrandi:" Oh yeah the insurance thing is a bummer. I know Brian is a little freaked out about it and I told him, ... [snip!] ... it done in the couple weeks before baby or after baby is 4-6 weeks old and I don't need his help as much and he can recover."


I've "heard" that the pain is mostly just swelling because they inflate your abdomen with gas to see in there. They make a small incision through your belly button and another one (about the size of a pencil eraser) near your pubic line. Only supposed to be crampy and sore maybe a day or two. I've read that most women are okay within 24-48 hours. Or have you thought about doing the Essure?

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" I've "heard" that the pain is mostly just swelling because they inflate your abdomen with gas to see ... [snip!] ... and sore maybe a day or two. I've read that most women are okay within 24-48 hours. Or have you thought about doing the Essure?"

I've HAD laproscopic surgery around my uterus before and I felt like ass for at least four days. The first two days were the worst. I had scar tissue burned off the outside of it, and I'm sure that's a bit more invasive and it was a total of three tiny incisions, but it makes me a little nervous. I'm not sure what the Essure is.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting awesomebrandi:" I've HAD laproscopic surgery around my uterus before and I felt like ass for at least four days. The ... [snip!] ... more invasive and it was a total of three tiny incisions, but it makes me a little nervous. I'm not sure what the Essure is."


Oh jeez... well that scares me now. I'm suuuuch a baby with the pain! lol. I just hope they give me something good for the it. ha ha. Essure is when they put little things into your tubes. The do it in the doc's office, takes about 5 minues. They grow into the walls of the fallopian tubes, completely blocking them. Takes about 3 months to be effective.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
6th Mar '13

Yay! My D7000 is here. I love living in such a small town. The package was dropped off at the post office before it was going on route, & before they went to deliver it to my aunt's house, they called me & asked if I just wanted to pick it up there since it had my name on it. I braved the snow & got it. haha. So excited to play with it!

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" Yay! My D7000 is here. I love living in such a small town. The package was dropped off at the post office ... [snip!] ... I just wanted to pick it up there since it had my name on it. I braved the snow & got it. haha. So excited to play with it!"

That is so awesome! Cant wait to see what you do with it!

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Oh jeez... well that scares me now. I'm suuuuch a baby with the pain! lol. I just hope they give me ... [snip!] ... 5 minues. They grow into the walls of the fallopian tubes, completely blocking them. Takes about 3 months to be effective."

I see. Well, I'd have to find a doctor's office in the first place. I fired my old OB and I've only gone to the birth center and I doubt that they do that.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting awesomebrandi:" I see. Well, I'd have to find a doctor's office in the first place. I fired my old OB and I've only gone to the birth center and I doubt that they do that."


Yeah probably not. ;) I opted for the traditional sterilization because Essure has been on the market about 10 years, and that's not enough time for me think it's foolproof. I'm paranoid. ha ha.

Are you doing another homebirth with your new one? And I forgot if you said his name already. HOrrible memory!