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Weekly Randoms (12/12)

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  • MommaBean said:
    Currently 13°, feels like 1°. Happy Friday, everyone!
    How lovely. It's -14, feels like -28 degrees Celsius with the wind chill. I don't want to leave the house :unamused:
    I had to use google to convert to Fahrenheit, but you win by a few degrees ;)
    kswiger06poofwokbecbec28
  • It's 0 here, not sure what the wind chill is but it's cold :(

    DH is a saint who got up early to make sure our pellet stove had plenty of pellets and heated the truck up before it was time to leave for work so really my only cold part was walking from the truck into work. Our parking lot is so far away though...
    Me: 26 | DH: 27
    Married: October, 19, 2015
    2 Furbabies: Dezi & Gronk
    EDD 2/22/17 <3 DS born on 3/2/17

    kswiger06becbec28Lafreeman21jab3-2
  • Am I a weirdo for loving this weather? It's such a great excuse to do no things. 

    ohstarsbecbec28
  • Am I a weirdo for loving this weather? It's such a great excuse to do no things. 
    I am team winter too. I love the cold and snow, this year though I am sad because I am seeing all these powder pics from my friends and family and all I want to do is go ski in it. Or even sled in it...


    Married to my Soul Mate since 09/06/09

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  • It's 12 degrees here but somehow the high tomorrow is 50 degrees before we're back down to the 20s all next week. Such a tease!
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  • @WinchesterGirl we chose our mainly because she was free, but I think she would have been the perfect fit anyway! My #1 labor fear is not pain, but interventions. My doula's attitude that I can have a wonderful birth whether I go into labor naturally, am induced, or have a CS is exactly what I need. This contrasts with my birth class instructor, also a doula, who was a little negative about interventions and my hospital in general and kind of increased my stress. She's a LC too, and that's a huge plus for me. 

    I think ink a lot of it is just making sure you click and get along! It sounds like you may have found your good fit. 

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    edited December 2016
    MommaBean said:
    Currently 13°, feels like 1°. Happy Friday, everyone!
    How lovely. It's -14, feels like -28 degrees Celsius with the wind chill. I don't want to leave the house :unamused:

    Yep, -4 degrees F here with a windchill of -30F. I'm already tired of winter. But at least tomorrow is going to be 45 degrees and raining....? #welcometoNewEngland 
    Haha, that's pretty much how it goes here in good ol' Montreal in the winter. Within a week we get fall, beyond freezing cold, random summer day and then 20 cm snow storm. It's insane.
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    First BFP: 12/16/13
    EDD: 08/23/14
    Baby BOY born: 08/29/14
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  • Can I just cry and complain here for a minute? I hate my job, like REALLY hate it. It's boring, unfulfilling, I don't understand this industry, and I dread coming to work everyday. I also drive 45 minutes one way there. I just want to quit but I know I can't. My mom keeps saying "well at least you have a job with benefits" which, yeah, I agree but it shouldn't be this soul sucking. My goal is to find another job while I'm on maternity leave, come back here and immediately give my 2 weeks. I just can't take it anymore and am so checked out. End rant.
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  • @jlellis603 ugh I'm sorry:( what do you do? 
    kswiger06
  • @jlellis603 that sounds miserable. I hope you can find something that you enjoy. What do you currently do vs. What you wish you can find?
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  • homemake said:
    @jlellis603 ugh I'm sorry:( what do you do? 
    ugh thanks :(! I work for a large life insurance/financial industry. I hate this industry, don't understand it, and kinda suck at it honestly (I used to be a special ed paraprofessional). Pretty much all I do all day is process paperwork on the computer for a zillion life insurance cases. And deal with idiots not submitting stuff right. I went through 10 weeks of training and there is just sooo much to this job that I still cant get a grasp on it (and I'm not the only one). I want to apply to a million para or 1:1 aid jobs because a lot of the time they will hire you while pregnant and set a start date for afterwards. But for right now I'm am so miserable..
    kswiger06becbec28jab3-2
  • @WinchesterGirl - I went through a group of doulas that a friend recommended.  They have 19 birth doulas but only had two left with February availability*.  I met each briefly at their monthly open house and then had a phone conversation with each of them.  I ended up picking the one I found easier to talk to and who'd been to more births.  We have our first in home appointment scheduled for Jan. 3rd and I'm really looking forward to it.

    *I'm such a procrastinator...  The other two pregnant ladies at the open house were due in May and June.  Sigh.
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  • Have fun tonight @Janefelicity!! 
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  • @Xstatic3333 It sounds like your doula has just the perspective you need! I am with you on not wanting any negativity when I'm in labor. 

    @MLRocha I am due mid-Feb and we just interviewed her last night... so I must be a procrastinator too!  :D
    Rainbow baby Dean is due 2/17/17!
    MLRochaXstatic3333becbec28kswiger06
  • @jlellis603 It sounds like definitely time for a job change for you. If you dread it every day, there is definitely better out there! Only a few more weeks, hang in there!
    Rainbow baby Dean is due 2/17/17!
    becbec28
  • Thanks @WinchesterGirl! I'm trying to hang in there - just counting down the days until maternity leave. I think I will spend a good chunk of my day looking for a job ;)
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  • Wow in comparison our 23° Sounds practically tropical.
    I was thinking the same thing, but we are supposed to be dropping to dangerously low temps for the weekend, so I can't brag too much
  • We're getting 7-11" of snow today, followed by a cold snap where the HIGH Sunday is -10, wind chill near -35!  

    becbec28kswiger06
  • @LivingLaVidaGinger That's really random and funny! I purposely bought unbreakable ornaments because I have no idea what my dog would do to the tree. All the nice, special ones go at the top.
    Me: 24  DH: 28

    Married: 9/2013

    Love my LEO!!

    TTC #1: 9/2015

    BFP: 2/1/16  MC 2/8/16 @ 5wks

    BFP: 5/22/16 RAINBOW BABY

    EDD: 1/30/2017 *IT'S A GIRL!!!!* 

    Kirsten Grace 1/20/17                            


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  • @LivingLaVidaGinger aren't dogs the best? What on earth goes on in their little brains?

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  • It's 60 right now, drizzling. High of 72. 

    I'd rather have real trees, seasons, or an ocean. And don't talk to me in July. 

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  • We're getting maternity pictures taken tomorrow so, of course, my face/neck decide to break out randomly. Grrr, not cool face!!
    Me: 24  DH: 28

    Married: 9/2013

    Love my LEO!!

    TTC #1: 9/2015

    BFP: 2/1/16  MC 2/8/16 @ 5wks

    BFP: 5/22/16 RAINBOW BABY

    EDD: 1/30/2017 *IT'S A GIRL!!!!* 

    Kirsten Grace 1/20/17                            


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  • @MLRocha We just picked our doula in the last week also. We were taking an 8-week Bradley method class and had to make up a week that we missed. Our doula was the teacher of the make-up class. As soon as class was over I told my husband I want to hire her. Something about her vibe was so calming and relaxing. She also was SUPER knowledgable. And even tho we've taken this class I am sure when it's go time we will remember none of it. LOL I haven't been the most comfortable with my doctors and I definitely have a fear of hospitals so having someone there who's been there done that is super comforting for me.
    Me: 36, H: 37
    FTM, 2 Furbabies
    married 03/17/07
    lived in Houston, Austin, Los Angeles and NYC
    due: 2/15/17
    MLRochaGretchypooMissMerciBeaucoupJanefelicity
  • @madamerwin that is crazy! 
    kswiger06
  • @madamerwin that's insane! I cant believe busses weren't getting home until midnight! It is unfortunate when a "storm" hits a city that doesn't usually get snow and they just aren't equipped to handle it.
    kswiger06
  • @WinchesterGirl We took a childbirth class at a local doula agency last weekend and ended up falling in love with the instructor, so our decision ended up being easier than expected. The two most important criteria for me were that our doula 1) supports an empowering birth experience for us, no matter what the ends up looking like (I am aiming for a birth that is as intervention-free as possible, but I don't want someone to make me feel bad if I end up begging for an epidural) and 2) meshes with my and my husband's personalities. We can both be extremely sarcastic, which is not everyone's cup of tea, but she totally rolled with us. For me, asking a bunch of interview-type questions wasn't that important...I think this is more of a "trust your gut" situation.
    Me: 34 
    Husband: 35
    Married: June 2007
    Son Max born 1/10/17
    BFP #2: 10/5/17; EDD: 6/11/18
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  • @LivingLaVidaGinger omg plz take a pic of your pup-- that is adorable! Mine does NOT understand why I've put all these new toys on our tree and why he can't chew on them....

    @madamerwin that is insane! I can't imagine just leaving my car on a highway and walking home. Although, if it snows more than twice in most cities here, they can't afford to send the plows out again. When i was in college it snowed 4x and the fourth time was 10" of snow. We were just stuck bc the city couldn't afford more plows in my little college town.
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  • edited December 2016
    @WinchesterGirl The most important thing to me when choosing our doula, was whether we had an easy rapport.  All of the doulas I spoke with were qualified and had been to a lot of births, so that was a given, but really I just wanted someone I would be cool with.  I also wanted someone who would be supportive of my natural birth goal, but also not judgy about all of the possibilities, including getting an epidural if at the time I decided I needed it.  I did speak with one doula who tried to dissuade me from delivering in a hospital and steered me towards a birth center instead.  That was an immediate red flag for me and I cut the conversation short.  Not because I think there is anything wrong with delivering in a birth center, but because that isn't what I want.  And for me, the most important thing in the doula is to support whatever it is that I need/want while offering advice and guidance - but I do not want someone to try to push her preferences onto me.  I figure that she will see me at my absolute worst and I just want someone with a calming and easygoing nature who I would be able to fully relax around.  And as a bonus the doula we chose is also training to be a midwife so I think she has a little extra experience/skills because of that.

    ETA that it is raining and with a high in the 50s and low in the 40s today in LA and that is COLD to me!  I don't know how you ladies in areas with those super low temps do it!!!
    WinchesterGirlMoonOverGoldsboro
  • We are having a "cold front" and it's 63  :s I walked outside and was freezing. Lol. Back to 80 tomorrow though. 
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  • Thanks ladies for weighing in! It sounds like we are all mostly going on gut feeling in the doula department. It is an important decision, but I also don't want to overthink it.
    Rainbow baby Dean is due 2/17/17!
    MoonOverGoldsboro
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