April 2022 Moms

Re: Weekly Randoms w/o 9/13

  • 2 things:
    - I received my Panorama kit in the mail today! Gunna go get my blood drawn and send this baby out! yay!!

    - I'm hitting the really awkward stage where my clothes aren't fitting quite right anymore (both due to baby + plus eating total garbage for the past 4 weeks). I can't button my pants anymore and my shirts are ever so slightly tighter. But I'm not ready to pull the trigger to full maternity. It's right between seasons right now, so I don't want to buy maternity shorts either. It's not the best solution, but I think I'm going to go with the bella band for a month or so to get me through this awkward stage so I can still wear my existing wardrobe for a bit longer. I was quite a bit smaller for my first pregnancy, so I'm not sure what will fit me in my maternity box either  :#

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  • SmashJamSmashJam member
    edited September 2021
    Today a coworker and I were talking about her kid getting in trouble because he wore a "mean people suck" patch years ago on a hat. She said, "I didn't think he really knew what it meant, you know, but I guess he did " she looked at me all expectantly and I was like, "it means that mean people are bad?" And she was like, "no, no, it means mean people suck...penises." I tolder her that I thought you just said, " that sucks d*ck" when meaning it that way, otherwise "sucks" was just "bad." Her kids are slightly younger than me.

    So! Help me settle this! Does "this sucks." Really mean "this sucks d*ck" or is it just "this is bad". I'm a teacher, so really this debate was whether or not slipping and saying it around older kids was horrifying or just funny.
  • @SmashJam omfg no, she's insane. I hate this bullisht. Kids joke a lot about blowjobs from a pretty early age so I'm pretty confident we don't need to rely on the word "suck" to do all the legwork anymore for that lane of comedy.
  • miss_lynn9miss_lynn9 member
    edited September 2021
    @Blondesweety444 I already started wearing my maternity pants and tops and I 100% don't regret it. I feel so much more comfortable. 

    @doxiemoxie212 that sounds like it would be a fun reveal for your daughter!!

    @SmashJam I agree, I would think it means bad. 

     Getting moved into the new place! We still have most of the kitchen. We lived in the basement suite of our house but after being on mat leave for 15 months, I needed some light so we bought another house so I could be upstairs.one thing I miss is how hot it was down there. It was always about 21°c and now up here it's around 19°c and I feel so cold all the time. 
  • @SmashJam My vote is just “bad,” not specifically 🍆 related. 
  • @SmashJam so, I can kind of see where she’s getting that. In my mind it just means bad, but my 88 y/o grandmother hates that word and equates it to a “curse word” bc in her mind it means suck d*ck. So maybe the person who disciplined the kid had the same line of thinking as my grandmother. I’m confident that for my generation it just means “bad”. That’s how I use it anyway. 

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    TTC/IF:included medicated cycles, IUIs and 2 rounds of IVF with 1 embryo each. 
    BFP finally in 12/2018

    TTC#2 06/2021
    planning FET

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    some doors are open, some roads are blocked" 

  • @Blondesweety444 I am 100% right there with you.  I have a hair tie on my jeans today and I am thinking about buying some maternity pants.  I'm not sure if my stuff from last time will fit me either.  
    IAmPregnant Ticker
  • @SmashJam Okay so I think it probably ORIGINALLY referred to dicks, but in general NOW it's just "bad."  You know, like the meaning evolved over time.  
    IAmPregnant Ticker
  • @SmashJam I agree with @shlecks. Still, given its origins, I do think it’s on the cruder side. Same level of crudeness as “what the hell?” or “damn it!” I wouldn’t be wild about wearing it on clothing. Saying it around older children is just funny, though, not horrifying.
  • @doxiemoxie212 how long did it take for your results to come in?? I just sent mine off yesterday!
  • @Blondesweety444 took the blood friday afternoon, got the results in late yesterday apparently (used Harmony). Still on hold! lol 
  • @doxiemoxie212, that’s exciting. Last time when we used Sema4, we got an email to check the results online. They even make a cute video for the sex reveal. It took about a week last year. 

    I am now waiting for mine! Did the blood draw yesterday.
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    BFP1 04/24/2015 EDD Dec 2015 MMC 10W5d;
    BFP 2 09/25/2015 EDD June 2016 MMC 9wks; 
    BFP 3 03/22/2016 EDD Dec 6th 2016 

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  • @queenklau this was all through my doctor's office, so I don't interact with the company at all 
  • wow @doxiemoxie212 that seems super fast!! we're going camping with a bunch of my family this weekend so it would be super fun to have the results by then, but seems unlikely. We used Natera/Panorama so the timing could be completely different.
  • @zamoraspin2 my BFF says her brother literally gave her PTSD. She was about the same age gap DD3 and this baby will be, and her parents were team green. They told her over and over it could be a boy, but she was convinced it would be a girl, and she'd gotten pretty much every big important thing she wanted in her life up to that point, so when it was a boy it completely shattered her world view. She deeply hated him for the first 12 years of his life hahahaha (we met in daycare so I remember this for her too). At least they're close now?  :#
  • @doxiemoxie212 I mean I will say as someone who has a lot of siblings (one full, two step, and two half sisters, yes, all sisters) you can’t predict whether siblings will get along. I’m really close with my full and one of my half sisters, but my two step sisters no longer speak with each other and my two half sisters are oil and water and have never gotten along. Also my full sister and I would physically fight each other as little kids and I was honestly mean to her on and off until I was like 13. DH has a little sister and they’re pretty close even though they grew up mostly separate (parents each had custody of one). 
  • @zamoraspin2 totally - DH has 3 younger brothers, and he hates the one 18mo younger, is fine with the one 5 years younger and is close to the one 10 years longer. But it really wasn't ultimately that he was a boy that triggered my BFF - it was really the abrupt shift in her world view that she couldn't actually wish for something "important" and have it come true, and she took it out on him. 

    I'm an only child so siblings are foreign to me lol but my best friends when I was little were always boys (my bff and I didn't actually get close until mid high school). 
  • @Blondesweety444 I’m right there with you and it sucks so bad!!! 😭

    Yeah so in summary I think of “sucks” as being bad/a bummer. The other wouldn’t have crossed my mind. 🤷‍♀️
  • Thanks for the validation, y'all! I tend to agree maybe it CAME from there and is now more tame.
  • Question:  It's the car seat trade in at Target right now-  too early to invest in a travel system for new baby?  Part of me is like DON'T JINX IT, other part is like GET ON IT.  
    IAmPregnant Ticker
  • shlecks said:
    Question:  It's the car seat trade in at Target right now-  too early to invest in a travel system for new baby?  Part of me is like DON'T JINX IT, other part is like GET ON IT.  
    Ah! Thank you! I tried looking up when the event would be a few weeks ago and was too early. And hadn’t heard about it till now.  My infant seat expired this summer so I definitely want to do this. 

    They usually have one in spring too, but will probably be the same month we’re all due. I traded in a different seat for my SIL this April, the event was in the first two weeks of April and the coupon lasted until May 1. So you would still have time before purchasing, if that helps. 
  • @bluecampanula Good call, I didn't even think about how I can keep the coupon at least a little bit before I purchase something.  Even if it's just a few weeks.  
    IAmPregnant Ticker
  • Super annoyed its right now and not late October (the trade in event). Closest target it almost two hours from me but one is opening late october 20 minutes away. I'm just gonna have to wait for the spring one.
  • Great story!
  • @SmashJam, sounds like y’all peeled it off like a bandaid! Fun story!

    DH told our neighbor before we told our parents, they were talking about winterizing the hot tub and neighbor goes, we still have a few weeks/months. DH says well the wife can’t use it, and then realizes he has to explain why…. 
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    BFP1 04/24/2015 EDD Dec 2015 MMC 10W5d;
    BFP 2 09/25/2015 EDD June 2016 MMC 9wks; 
    BFP 3 03/22/2016 EDD Dec 6th 2016 

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  • Ivorytower2Ivorytower2 member
    edited September 2021
    @SmashJam omggg lol! I am totally envisioning  this in my head. 

    I feel kind of bad for my kids because even though only a handful of really close family members know, we are waiting for NIPT/12 weeks to tell them. I feel like they are my closest family members besides DH so I feel almost like betraying them or something (though I still believe it’s in their best interest overall). My oldest is also really catching on with my pm sickness and food aversions. I guess she announced to her whole class that “mommy has a cold and now she can’t drink coffee anymore” I’m sure those kids are like huhhh 🤣
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