General Pregnancy Chat

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Tue, 08-18-2009 - 2:04pm
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Registered: 09-12-2008
Tue, 08-18-2009 - 4:16pm

I guess I'll go first! :-)


Ashley - Yay for a good appt.! Isn't it amazing how much the bean changed from your last U/S? I can't wait for my next one (20 wks).


Heather/Julie/Suzie - Good luck with back to school! I'll hopefully be in a school within the next few weeks (update on that below) and I'm sure I'll be feeling your pain!


Ash - Your upcoming vacations sound lovely! I'm jealous!!


Heather - Glad telling the fam went so well!


Noel - Sorry about the meltdown and hopefully your DH will be a little more sensitive to your needs! Was he this way with your other PGcies?


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Tue, 08-18-2009 - 7:39pm
Christine -

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Tue, 08-18-2009 - 7:54pm

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Tue, 08-18-2009 - 10:21pm
(((hugs))) christine! i hope you get your placement soon and your boss comes back to you with some good news!







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Registered: 10-03-2008
Wed, 08-19-2009 - 3:06am

Christine - DH is just this way sometimes, no matter whether I'm PG or not. I just don't deal with it as well when I'm PG. So sorry about your ST placement falling through! That's just frustrating!! I hope something even better comes along super fast!


Now, what I posted on the old board before I realized we have a new one! ;


Ash - I'm so glad to hear you super cheerful! You're travel plans sounds delightful! Also, way to Grow lil fetus!!!


Suzie - I do hope back to work treats you nicely!


Marianna - I have to agree with you abt my landlord. thanks for you being the one to say it! Sorry you're feeling moody. Unfortunately it is part of PG to have mood swings. I don't like it when I get all melancholy, but what can you do. I do usually try to distract myself, or else watch a good tear jerker to get it out of my system. Do what works for you. Pregnancy, especially with your first child, is often a time when people work through a lot of feelings too, so it can be therapeutic to go with what ever mood takes you. I hope a more pleasant mood takes you somewhere nice soon.


Ashley - Your lil Tbone is looking too cute & cozy! Glad your appt went well, despite the long wait.


Cassie - Enjoy your visit with your parents!!


Wow, our very own Grad board! As crowded as we are here, I feel like we'll be in a big empty room on our own board! LOL!


AFM - Better day today. DH is barely speaking to me, but we didn't see each other much anyway. I went out with a friend this evening. That was SO nice!!! Yea for going out & gabbing with a friend!!! Unfortunately she had sad news. Last month when we got together, we have amonthly date or we don't sdee each other for ages, she said they had a birth control accident & she might be PG. Well, it turns out that she was PG, but she MC'd a week & a half ago. She's a bit sad, but feels like it was for the best. Her DH is adamantly against any more kids (no idea why he doesn't get

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 08-19-2009 - 11:19am

Thanks everyone for all of your support. I apologize for turning this into my personal dumping ground. Unfortunately, today has only gotten worse (and it's only 10AM!).


I got in to work early and my boss came to my desk asking if I heard anything more about my placement (um, not since you asked me about it yesterday afternoon! dumb a@@) and then I asked her if she heard from HR and she started to go into it at my desk (and one of my co-workers was within earshot) so I asked if we could go to her office. She said basically that she cannot accommodate my work schedule and if I wish to proceed with ST then I have to resign and can re-apply for my job when I graduate (which would only be 2 mos. before I'm due), otherwise if I choose to post-pone ST then I can keep my job and life will go on as normal. Oh and I asked her why she didn't bring this up when I first told her about it 5 weeks ago and she said I never told her I would need to work nights and weekends, just that I preferred to work PT. That is complete BS - I did tell her that and obviously, if I'm at a school and the school hours are during the day, when else would I work?!?


I also put a call in to my former boss whom I'm still on good terms with (left that co. 2 years ago) and he is going to talk to his team and see if they have anything for me. He's always told me to call him if I ever needed anything so I took him up on his offer. The plus side is that his office is a lot closer to my house so commuting-wise, it would be easier for me to work their after school than at my current job.


Then, as if this day wasn't bad enough, I went to the bathroom and had a BM with bright red blood. I freaked out because I had some lighter blood yesterday when I had a BM. I called my MW and she said it sounds like a hemorroid or fissure (since the bleeding is def. not coming from the vag. area) and to eat less binding foods and drink warm fluids. She said if it becomes painful or worse to come in for an examination.


So here I am, sitting at my desk trying to process everything that has happened in the last three days. I talked to DH last night and told him what happened and thankfully he said he supports me in whatever I choose to do and the most impt. thing is for me to have insurance coverage. I called him after my talk with my boss and told him the latest so we have a lot to discuss tonight.


I'm sorry this is so long and turned into my own personal diatribe. I know we have all gone through crises like this and it is times like these when I need you guys the most. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. :-)

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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 12:49pm
Christine - that sucks that they decided they didn't have room for you at the last minute. And school starts so soon!!?? Hope they can find you something quickly... KUP!

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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 12:54pm
Hm, I guess I should have kept reading! I'm so sorry Christine, sounds like you need a ((HUG))! That's a lot to deal with in only 3 days. Is it feasible to postpone your student teaching? Or do you need to do it this semester? It sounds like your boss is NOT very nice or very understanding... that sucks. Does she know you're PG? Ugh - I hope things work out somehow and you don't lose your insurance... hopefully your former boss will have something available for you. In the meantime, we're here to listen and commiserate with you! KUP!

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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 5:27pm

Christine- I would be so PO in your place!!!!! I can´t believe they would change things so close to the date! I hope your school finds an even better place for you.
-on the update- Oh, honey! ((hugs)) I really really hope your old boss has something for you, because this boss sounds like a real a**hole!!!! Sheesh...


Noel- beautiful shirt, and beautiful you! Really nice pictures! Thanks for the advice! (see my comments below)


AFM- Yesterday afternoon I went to my parents´ and spent a whole afternoon "tomando la teta" (that would be "breastfeeding", used as a slang term for a grown up who goes and enjoys some serious mommy-time). And I guess you are never too old to get advice from your mother! We talked a lot, I cried a little and "got it out of my sistem". Today I´m feeling so much better! Somehow the conversation moved to the job field, and I ended talking about all my frustrations and insecurities about it. As a result, and while I wait for the construction business to pick up, or an opening on the teaching field, I´ll be tutoring kids in english, and other school subjects... I hope it works out!!!


I had to be at the other end of the giving advice too, because my younger sister broke up with her boyfriend of 2 years, and was a tearful mess... She realizes that he wasn´t the right kind of guy for her, but is afraid that she´ll never find a good relationship in her life... I had to mentally laugh at that,

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Wed, 08-19-2009 - 9:25pm

Noel - I love your mat. shirt! Great belly pic :)

Mari - Aw, aren't moms the BEST? Glad you had a nice time chatting with your mom and venting your frustrations. We all need a little of that once in a while. I can't wait for you to find out the sex of your little one! When do you go in for your u/s again? I can't remember if it's this week or next...


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