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Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7199 posts
3rd Mar '13

My fiance installed new flooring in our apartment. and we ordered our daughter's pack and play. Should be here tomorrow.
My mom bugged me to start a baby registry so I did. but I can't help feeling like it's pointless. I have kept my pregnancy quiet from a lot of people because I wanted the divorce from my ex husband to be final before people knew. Even though I had been legally seperated for months before even meeting my fiance. It is about to be final within the next two or three weeks, but I'll be around 8 months by then. Ug.
Has anyone made final decisions about names for their baby yet? Our daughter's name has been set in stone for a while, but it took me a while to finalize DD's name before she was born so I know sometimes it takes time to find that name that is just right.
Hope everyone is doing well. <3

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
3rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" My fiance installed new flooring in our apartment. and we ordered our daughter's pack and play. Should ... [snip!] ... before she was born so I know sometimes it takes time to find that name that is just right. Hope everyone is doing well. <3"</blockquote>




We've got a name but haven't shared it with anyone but the kids just in case we change it after he gets here :)



Crib was set up this evening (and holy hell, the stain on it STINKS!) so the only things we need to buy still are the mattress and a dresser (since all the other big stuff is at my mom's and we'll bring it home Easter weekend).



Rearranged DD's stuff in the room and got her decorations up; just have to get some decorations for Ninja's side :D

Two Princesses 2 kids; Long Beach, CA, United States 7199 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting clay matthews:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" My fiance installed new flooring in our ... [snip!] ... weekend). Rearranged DD's stuff in the room and got her decorations up; just have to get some decorations for Ninja's side :D"


We thought about keeping her name a secret, but neither of us could contain urselves lol.
Do your kids understand that they're having a little brother soon? DD doesn't really seem to get it (She's 2).

Brittany Collins-Belvin Due May 5 (boy); Winter Haven, Florida 1 posts
4th Mar '13

Due may 6 but always go early like 36-37Weeks and its a boy. I have 2 girls

HamHam 18 kids; India 3485 posts
4th Mar '13

Happy Monday, ladies! I hope you all had a nice weekend. We're currently dealing with a bit of snow that's expected to drop about 6-8 inches by the end of Tuesday. Yay for driving in that crap :/



So I started posting a question yesterday to ask if anyone's been experiencing any dizziness, nausea, and headaches. But then I figured it's gotta be normal pregnancy stuff (according to my google searches), so I didn't bother posting. Well I happened to have a 7am dr appt this morning and planned on canceling due to crappy weather. I went anyways and got there, only to be told my Dr was out sick. Another Dr was nice enough to squeeze me in really quickly though. Turns out my blood pressure went up a lot since last week and I had protein in my urine. So it seems like maybe my symptoms are related to that. GRRRRR I hope I can keep this under control until at least 38 weeks because I don't have much PTO accrued and well, I'm not ready for baby yet!



Does anyone know how the protein in the urine thing works? Is there a way to eliminate that or reduce it?

HamHam 18 kids; India 3485 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting clay matthews:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" My fiance installed new flooring in our ... [snip!] ... weekend). Rearranged DD's stuff in the room and got her decorations up; just have to get some decorations for Ninja's side :D"

Sounds like you had a productive weekend as well! Good for you guys :) We spent a good 8-10 hours cleaning/re-organizing 3 bedrooms and then bringing in the baby stuff from the garage. We had a Dora toddler bed in the garage that we were waiting to give to DD once we converted her previous toddler bed back into the crib for baby #2. She's been quite excited about her Dora "big sister" bed, so hopefully we won't have too many bumps in the road. She's been SUPER, SUPER clingy/whiny/crying this whole weekend though...she's never like that, which makes me think all the changes are maybe too much for her. She's never dealt well with too much transition. Any suggestions for making the transitions a bit smoother? I feel unprepared for EVRYTHING right now (physically, mentally, emotionally...all of the above!)

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" We thought about keeping her name a secret, but neither of us could contain urselves lol. Do your kids ... [snip!] ... urselves lol. Do your kids understand that they're having a little brother soon? DD doesn't really seem to get it (She's 2)."</blockquote>




They both finally do, but they're 7.5 and 4. They're both finally excited about Ninja too :)

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brittany Collins-Belvin:</b>" Due may 6 but always go early like 36-37Weeks and its a boy. I have 2 girls"</blockquote>




I've gone early with mine too; 36+6 with #1 and 37+3 with #2. I'm hoping he'll hang out until 38w this time. That's only 9 weeks away!

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HamHam:</b>" Happy Monday, ladies! I hope you all had a nice weekend. We're currently dealing with a bit of snow that's ... [snip!] ... ready for baby yet! Does anyone know how the protein in the urine thing works? Is there a way to eliminate that or reduce it?"</blockquote>




We've got snow coming as well. SO sick of winter!



I'm not sure if there's any way to avoid pre-e (which it sounds like you're starting) but I've never had it before

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HamHam:</b>" Sounds like you had a productive weekend as well! Good for you guys :) We spent a good 8-10 hours cleaning/re-organizing ... [snip!] ... transitions a bit smoother? I feel unprepared for EVRYTHING right now (physically, mentally, emotionally...all of the above!)"</blockquote>



I tried to spend extra time with DS before DD was born (he had just turned 3) and we talked about babies and how things would be different. He got a new cousin a few months before DD was born so he got to spend time with her and meet a baby at least.



As far as the big kid bed, mine both took to it like a fish to water so I'm no help there. We DID let them pick out their own bedding so maybe that helped?

HamHam 18 kids; India 3485 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting clay matthews:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HamHam:</b>" Sounds like you had a productive weekend as well! ... [snip!] ... both took to it like a fish to water so I'm no help there. We DID let them pick out their own bedding so maybe that helped?"</blockquote>




Thx for the advice:) I should have been more clear though- DD lives her bed so no issues there. It's all the other stuff she is just melting down about and I assume all the changes in the house are maybe too much. I just feel like she's regressing, but maybe it's normal when there's a new baby on the way/ once they arrive.

Dr. Mrs. The Monarch 1 child; 3 angel babies; N/a, Na, United States 1020 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HamHam:</b>" Happy Monday, ladies! I hope you all had a nice weekend. We're currently dealing with a bit of snow that's ... [snip!] ... ready for baby yet! Does anyone know how the protein in the urine thing works? Is there a way to eliminate that or reduce it?"</blockquote>




Those are all symptoms of preeclampsia. A very serious thing. Be very diligent with your fetal kick counts. Keep your feet up and pressure as low as possible. Protein in the urine means your kidneys are already being effected. They may want to a 24 hr urine catch to get a better picture on how much protein you are spilling. They may induce early cause of it. Research preeclampsia and don't hesitate to call or go in if anything is bothering you.



I lost my first daughter due to preeclampsia and neglegent drs.

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
4th Mar '13

Boo hoo!! Found out I have gestational diabetes yet again as well as low iron again. I failed the 2 hour because of my fasting be 6 points elevated :roll: with DD1 my fasting was fine but it would take my sugar to start to drop and she was diet controlled

HamHam 18 kids; India 3485 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Mrs. The Monarch:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HamHam:</b>" Happy Monday, ladies! I hope you all had a nice ... [snip!] ... don't hesitate to call or go in if anything is bothering you. I lost my first daughter due to preeclampsia and neglegent drs."</blockquote>



So incredibly sorry to hear about your first daughter:( I had pre-e with my DD as well, but the course of things have been a bit different this time around. I have been so happy this pregnancy had no issues, and surprised to hear these results this morning. I haven't been under any stress, really, and had no issues prior to this really. Actually, both my dr and the OB have made it seem like I won't have pre-e this time around, but then the dr I saw this morning said I really should be careful because of my first pregnancy. My symptoms are different this time around: I never had the dizziness, bad nausea, or anything like that before. I had the major swelling and blurry vision and protein before though. Pre-e is one of those things I feel one can never have enough info on, and then sometimes dr's don't monitor as closely as they should. I truly hope I can manage to keep things under control for a while. I started a new job recently so I'm praying everything moves along better. At the end of the day though, I need to do what is best for baby's health and not be so dang worried about work and keeping them happy. I didn't take it as easy as I should've with my first baby... But I was a social worker so it was hard to just drop everything. Anyways- enough excuses!! Thanks for your advice. Is there any way to reverse the protein showing up in ursine, though? Or is just gonna be there every time from now on?

Dr. Mrs. The Monarch 1 child; 3 angel babies; N/a, Na, United States 1020 posts
4th Mar '13

I know the levels vary throughout the day. But I believe once its started effecting the kidneys the protein is there until you deliver and things can start to resolve. Ask your dr though.