February 2013 Moms

FFFC

Flame-free Friday confessions (they're not always flame-free, but on this board they usually are!).

Mine: I play on a volleyball team in our church's summer league. Last year we were in the second-highest division and won the division pretty handily, plus we won the tournament. We considered moving up to the highest division (Power) but decided against it because our best player will be missing half the season due to an evening college class. The league coordinator then called and asked us to move up because Power only had 3 teams and he wanted at least 4 in the division, so we agreed. Last night was our first game and we played well, but still lost. Now I'm regretting moving up even though we dominated last year, because we went from winning everything to (probably) losing most of the time, and losing is no fun Embarrassed

PCOS with long, irregular cycles
First round of Clomid in May 2012= BFP #1, DD born January 2013 
BFP #2 in January 2014, DS born September 2014

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  • I love when my LO sticks his bottom lip out (I call it the booboo lip) right before he is about to cry. I find it incredibly cute and I normally laugh at him :)

  • Yesterday the hubby and I watched H cry because his face was adorable. We then laughed and he in turn screamed harder/louder. We watched for a few more seconds before picking him up and giving him snuggles!
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    We're having Rory's naming ceremony here on Sunday so I have a lot to get ready for, but I just want to lie on the couch and watch TV. I also feel like it's going to be one of those, "Can I have wine at noon?" days! :P 

    Side note - I feel like I post about wine all the time - I swear I am not an alcoholic - I just really really love wine and missed it so while I was pregnant! 

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  • image Seeca022:
    I love when my LO sticks his bottom lip out I call it the booboo lip right before he is about to cry. I find it incredibly cute and I normally laugh at him :


    Me too! It's just so cute!!!
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    We're having Rory's naming ceremony here on Sunday so I have a lot to get ready for, but I just want to lie on the couch and watch TV. I also feel like it's going to be one of those, "Can I have wine at noon?" days! :P 

    Side note - I feel like I post about wine all the time - I swear I am not an alcoholic - I just really really love wine and missed it so while I was pregnant! 

    I love wine.  Love love love it.  But I actually don't like the alcohol part.  I wish someone could invent an alcohol-free wine that actually tasted like real wine.  I would love to be able to have two glasses without feeling loopy or sleepy. 

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    We're having Rory's naming ceremony here on Sunday so I have a lot to get ready for, but I just want to lie on the couch and watch TV. I also feel like it's going to be one of those, "Can I have wine at noon?" days! :P 

    Side note - I feel like I post about wine all the time - I swear I am not an alcoholic - I just really really love wine and missed it so while I was pregnant! 

    I love wine.  Love love love it.  But I actually don't like the alcohol part.  I wish someone could invent an alcohol-free wine that actually tasted like real wine.  I would love to be able to have two glasses without feeling loopy or sleepy. 

     

    Haha! I have a 2 glass limit too! I know what you mean - I tried that Fre stuff during my pregnancy and I was not impressed. :P 

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  • I was okay without wine while I was pregnant but am loving being able to have it again... So much so that I am not looking forward to seeing my next bfp!

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    My friend is having a birthday party tomorrow and as much as I love her and want to be there, I'd rather stay home with my baby. It's going to be mostly people I don't know and I'm not going to drink or anything so it sounds more fun to stay home with my squish.
    This one is kind of lame but I can't think of anything else.
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  • I am pissed off at my SIL. I emailed her on the weekend to say happy Mother's Day. I didn't hear anything from her. This is her second and my first Mother's Day. Would it really have been that hard to hit reply and say, you too?!
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  • I've been really really sick this week... Like been tot he doctor twice didn't sleep for 4 days hacking up doom kinda sick. I let them put me on a medication I can't breastfeed with knowing it would be really hard to want to keep pumping when I'm just dumping it for the next 7 days. But I wanna give runt BM so I figured I'd just try to tough through it.  Now guess what? Two days into it I'm thinking about just quitting pumping for the 48472392101 time. Ugh >.<
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  • Today during 1st block I gave my freshmen 30 minutes to work on something that should have taken 10 just so I could finish making their final exam. Now I don't have to take any work home.
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    Today during 1st block I gave my freshmen 30 minutes to work on something that should have taken 10 just so I could finish making their final exam. Now I don't have to take any work home.

    I'm a teacher too - that is just plain resourceful! 

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    I have to work my first night shift tonight and while I am going to miss my LO like crazy and am sad about not putting her to bed I am secretly loving that my DH will finally get how hard it really is to take care of her!
  • I'm doing a reading at a friend's wedding tomorrow and I just wish I had never RSVPed.  I have a huge zit, gained a pound and have to take LO to the mall with me today to find a dress since nothing fits my big new birthing hips.  Plus DH isn't coming with me because I didn't want to leave her with a sitter for 5 hours and I can't eat anything because I'm doing a no dairy, no soy, no eggs, no nuts diet for her reflux.  I also can't drink much because I have to drive myself.  Most. Boring. Wedding. Ever.
  • I'm so tired of DS's meltdowns. Were on week 3 now and it is wearing me the hell down. Basically, when it happens he cant be in any position without screaming bloody murder except upright being walked around house. Its usually 2 to 3 times per day for 30 to 40 minutes. Spoke w/ pedi twice and switched forms twice. If its not better by early next week, Ill probably be divorced because we are totally frazzled and at each others throats. I'm also gonna insist on testing. Ped keeps insisting its colic but I think not. Too many details to go into. but I just need a mf break. Pardon my french.
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    I'm so tired of DS's meltdowns. Were on week 3 now and it is wearing me the hell down. Basically, when it happens he cant be in any position without screaming bloody murder except upright being walked around house. Its usually 2 to 3 times per day for 30 to 40 minutes. Spoke w/ pedi twice and switched forms twice. If its not better by early next week, Ill probably be divorced because we are totally frazzled and at each others throats. I'm also gonna insist on testing. Ped keeps insisting its colic but I think not. Too many details to go into. but I just need a mf break. Pardon my french.

    I completely understand. When DD1 was having horrible issues with sleep around 5 months, at one point I suggested counseling for us to DH. That at least sent him the message of how serious the problem was. Insist that your pedi help you and if he doesn't, get a second or a third opinion until someone takes you seriously. Maybe there's nothing behind it, maybe there is.

    My FFFC- both DDs are sick and have fevers today. Next weekend we're going on a "vacation" with my ILs that I am not looking forward to at all, and I really wish they would have held off on the sickness for just 5 more days so we could have gotten out of going on the trip.


    BFP1: DD1 born April 2011 at 34w1d via unplanned c/s due to HELLP, DVT 1 week PP
    BFP2: 3/18/12, blighted ovum, natural m/c @ 7w4d
    BFP3: DD2 born Feb 2013 at 38w4d via unplanned RCS due to uterine dehiscence

  • image Christee25:
    I'm so tired of DS's meltdowns. Were on week 3 now and it is wearing me the hell down. Basically, when it happens he cant be in any position without screaming bloody murder except upright being walked around house. Its usually 2 to 3 times per day for 30 to 40 minutes. Spoke w/ pedi twice and switched forms twice. If its not better by early next week, Ill probably be divorced because we are totally frazzled and at each others throats. I'm also gonna insist on testing. Ped keeps insisting its colic but I think not. Too many details to go into. but I just need a mf break. Pardon my french.

     

    Yup. Sometimes I let him cry longer than I should, too, because I get so frustrated trying to calm him down. I also do it by myself most of the time because DS works 2-midnight and then sleeps away most of the morning. He gets to do the middle of the night feedings where DS sleeps through the whole thing and goes right back to bed.  I get every other not so great time.

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  • I've been letting LO take her naps while I hold her... Sometimes for a few hours.  I know that I might be creating a monster who only wants to nap while being held but I don't care because I am going back to work in two weeks andI want my snuggles.  SO will have to deal with the aftermath.
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    I've been letting LO take her naps while I hold her... Sometimes for a few hours.  I know that I might be creating a monster who only wants to nap while being held but I don't care because I am going back to work in two weeks andI want my snuggles.  SO will have to deal with the aftermath.

    All naps around here are in my arms or sometimes in the Moby. Embarrassed  I don't want to give them up to the bed, either! 

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    Sometimes when my hubby stays with the baby so I can go to the gym, I actually just go to target and splash some water in my hair before I come home so it looks like sweat... LOL! And I wonder why my jeans don't fit.


    hahaha. That.is.Awesome.

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    Sometimes when my hubby stays with the baby so I can go to the gym, I actually just go to target and splash some water in my hair before I come home so it looks like sweat... LOL! And I wonder why my jeans don't fit.

    Yes  Fabulous.

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    I'm so tired of DS's meltdowns. Were on week 3 now and it is wearing me the hell down. Basically, when it happens he cant be in any position without screaming bloody murder except upright being walked around house. Its usually 2 to 3 times per day for 30 to 40 minutes. Spoke w/ pedi twice and switched forms twice. If its not better by early next week, Ill probably be divorced because we are totally frazzled and at each others throats. I'm also gonna insist on testing. Ped keeps insisting its colic but I think not. Too many details to go into. but I just need a mf break. Pardon my french.

     

    May be something they already explored, but could it be GERD? I went through a similar phase with Colton and figured it was just a really bad growth spurt, we had a dr's appt for them to recheck his airways (tracheomalacia, his trachea is/was really narrow, and they expected it to have grown and opened more by now, but that's another issue) and his normal squeaky breathing was worse, the dr brought up fussiness and I explained pretty much exactly the bolded above as part of our daily routine. He's been on Ranitidine (Zantac) since, and we have a GI referral to see about a med swap and to scope him to see what's going on in his throat.



    My FFFC: I lost my temper and reamed the lady at DHHS today. Our district office is full of people that really shouldn't be working with people who need help, and I'm tired of getting the same attitude like I'm a worthless serf who is leeching off the system. In setting up Colton's GI appt earlier I was told his Medicaid status was closed. When I called to find out what was going on, I was told ALL my services were closed. I haven't received anything yet even though I qualified for emergency food stamps and was approved April 25th. I literally JUST called yesterday to see why I hadn't received a card and they told me they were mailing one and it could be 6-10 business days, so why would everything be closed today? The first woman I dealt with said she didn't know, that I needed to come in and reapply. I asked  speak to the woman that had been handling my case, or at least be put through to her voicemail, and she told me NO, that I had to come in and reapply like she said, and if I was choosing not to, she would make a note in the computer. They lost my application 3 times already, I sat in the district office for 4 hours one day to make sure my application was FILLED OUT and turned in DIRECTLY to a Family Service Specialist. I'm tired of dealing with this crap, dealing with foreclosure and trying to find work is stressful enough without their crap, too.
    I feel vaguely guilty now because I used language I typically don't. Specifically the see you next tuesday....The lady that handles my case let me vent a little and assured me that the person I dealt with is routinely unpleasant and told me how to file a complaint, so it must not just be me.

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    My FFFC: I lost my temper and reamed the lady at DHHS today. Our district office is full of people that really shouldn't be working with people who need help, and I'm tired of getting the same attitude like I'm a worthless serf who is leeching off the system. In setting up Colton's GI appt earlier I was told his Medicaid status was closed. When I called to find out what was going on, I was told ALL my services were closed. I haven't received anything yet even though I qualified for emergency food stamps and was approved April 25th. I literally JUST called yesterday to see why I hadn't received a card and they told me they were mailing one and it could be 6-10 business days, so why would everything be closed today? The first woman I dealt with said she didn't know, that I needed to come in and reapply. I asked  speak to the woman that had been handling my case, or at least be put through to her voicemail, and she told me NO, that I had to come in and reapply like she said, and if I was choosing not to, she would make a note in the computer. They lost my application 3 times already, I sat in the district office for 4 hours one day to make sure my application was FILLED OUT and turned in DIRECTLY to a Family Service Specialist. I'm tired of dealing with this crap, dealing with foreclosure and trying to find work is stressful enough without their crap, too.
    I feel vaguely guilty now because I used language I typically don't. Specifically the see you next tuesday....The lady that handles my case let me vent a little and assured me that the person I dealt with is routinely unpleasant and told me how to file a complaint, so it must not just be me.

    OMG I get so angry hearing about your troubles dealing with DHHS. Seriously, they need to get their sh!t together!  And why would it take 6-10 days to get a food stamps card if they approved emergency food stamps?! That's crazy. So inefficient. Ugh, I'm so frustrated for you, lol

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  • It's rolled over into new month, I was approved to be prorated for mid-April to May 5th which is a one time "emergency" approval, but because I didn't ever get the card, they cancelled my non-existent card and are sending me a replacement card. The up side to it all is that I made a big enough stink today that if I have any problems once it gets here that I have someone who will get things fixed same day now. And I should still have funds from mid-april plus this month's, so I'll be able to "splurge" a little and go crazy with fresh produce this month. Why is fresh produce so dang expensive?
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  • To the wine lovers, how many hrs do u wait aftwr a glass to bf?
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    It's rolled over into new month, I was approved to be prorated for mid-April to May 5th which is a one time "emergency" approval, but because I didn't ever get the card, they cancelled my non-existent card and are sending me a replacement card. The up side to it all is that I made a big enough stink today that if I have any problems once it gets here that I have someone who will get things fixed same day now. And I should still have funds from mid-april plus this month's, so I'll be able to "splurge" a little and go crazy with fresh produce this month. Why is fresh produce so dang expensive?

    I'm glad it's finally sorted out for you, and you have an "insider" :)  And yeah, produce is stupid expensive, especially organic. Though, I've noticed in some grocery stores around here, they have WIC labels on certain produce items... As far as I know, if you qualify for FS you qualify for WIC. Maybe you could get some extra produce that way? (I haven't applied for WIC, so I don't know for sure).

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  • I do get WIC right now, it's a $10 voucher for fresh frozen or canned fruits and veggies for the month. I usually use it for frozen because I can do 10/$10 and it last a little longer than fresh veggies would.

    My job didn't pan out this week, but Michael is supposed to hear back on Monday about a job, so I've got fingers and toes and eyes and everything else crossed for him, and I'm printing off more resumes this afternoon at the library to keep bringing by places. I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to stay home with Colton for the next few months until we move, but we won't be moving if Michael and I aren't working, so I'm trying another new approach and trying to meet whoever is in charge and hand deliver a resume on the spot. Hopefully it makes a good impression!
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  • Ick. Do you have a farmers market nearby that accepts food stamps? The one I go to does, and most of the vendors have fresh produce that's waaay cheaper than the grocery store. And way fresher too! I know it's probably unusual for a farmers market to accept food stamps, but it might be worth checking into.

    Anyway, that sucks that you've had so many issues with DHHS, but I'm glad to hear you have someone on your side now. Keeping my fingers crossed for you that things will get better from here on out!


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