what to expect....

So, we know Katie is pregnant and I believe there are several others that are expecting also.

Well, now there's one more to add to the list.

Acarophob and I are expecting number three due in the begining of Feburary.

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MeiLin's picture

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We'll have to start baby pools for you guys. Smile

Zandu Ink's picture

Embodiment

I offer you my sincerest condolences.

Unless you're into that sort of thing, then by all means, congratulations!

All seriousness aside, I hope number three brings you as much joy as the first two, and I hope the world is a better place for it.

Amy's picture

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Wonderful news. I'm happy for you both.

Raigne's picture

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I hate babies, but if you like 'em, I suppose I won't hold it against you. Also, now you won't have to worry so much about that age difference you mentioned. If oldest gets belligerent, the little ones will gang up on him/her. Blum 3

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

Thanks!

Though the age difference was in reference to this...

Raigne's picture

Embodiment

Well nevermind then! Regardless, enjoy your little bundle of poop, drool and vomit joy. Smile

MeiLin's picture
TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

they become assholes with big mouths...that's a big improvement on the same exact theme.

Raigne's picture

Embodiment

with an "I know from experience" tone of voice, TB? Blum 3

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

there but for the grace of God go I.

I do have a little brother who was an enormous ass for a while. It runs in the family. }:)

netta's picture

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Congratulations! I love babies. Especially with barbeque sauce. Heh, j/k.

Early February are when all the best people are born. You'll have an Aquarius on your hands -- lucky you!

Yay! My kids are the most awesome part of my life. It's so funny to me -- you can't wait until they walk and talk, and then you can't wait until they sit down and shut up.

Best wishes Smile

Zandu Ink's picture

Embodiment

Barbecue sauce tends to overwhelm the natural flavors, I find. Try marinating in a brine instead. Alton Brown has a wonderful turkey brine my wife tried last Thanksgiving, and I imagine it would translate to baby fairly easily.

Also, a recipe for baby stew would, in one fell swoop, solve both the world's overpopulation problem and the global lack of food.

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

Not so sure about that. While I can't decide if baby closer in taste and texture to pork, I confidant that it's not so much like poultry.

MeiLin's picture

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...I have enough mothering hormones left in me that this kinda talk really disturbs me. If you wouldn't mind...? I'm not mad or anything...

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

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Jonathan Swift?

Congrats to NorthwoodsMan and Acarophob! Dance 4

Capriox's picture

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Congratulations and good luck! My prayers for a normal pregnancy, easy labor, and healthy baby!

scrapper's picture

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Hope all goes well and you have a healthy baby!

TheFerret's picture

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Wow did I come late to this party! And apparently, I've been slacking in reading the forums....

So I'm going to use this space to type out a big CONGRATS to any/all expecting.

I should be asleep right now. I have to be out the door in 3 hours to be at an Amnio to confirm our 3rd will be born by the window method (C-section) in about 12 hours.

Mr Ferret will be glad to hear another possible Groundhog Day baby will be in the world, I'm sure.

I would appreciate updates from Acarophob as to how her body handles #3. I'm trying to decide if it's been so rough because this is #3, Just Because, or because the little booger must be totally contrary to his sisters, and has therefore been breech for 6 months now.....

MeiLin's picture

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No2 was my stinker. She's still my stinker. Biggrin She was transverse lie and refused to budge. We finally had to c-section.

Have you tried the upside-down-on-an-ironing board trick yet?

Amy's picture

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Then the doctor got annoyed & funny at the same time. He took his stethoscope, placed the ear buds on either side of my tummy & spoke into the drum telling him that if he didn't shift in 15min he was going in after him with a knife. He then left the room & 15min later my son shifted just as the doctor was returning. The Doc was amazed that it worked & has continued to use it with rather amazing results ever since.

V's picture

Embodiment

Sounds like a really cool guy. That is all }:)

Oh! And congrats, NWM and Acaro Smile

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

She would like to know how #3 was harder for you.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

#3 took viagra.

Raigne's picture
Gudy's picture

Embodiment

... to you guys. After having to deal with two children for the better part of a year now I can't imagine ever wanting a third myself, but I wish you all the luck and happiness in the world with your offspring.

Katie's picture

Embodiment

Grats, NWM!

I forgot to pack my anniversary tee. Sad No belly pictures with that one. Phoop.

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

So, end of the first tri-mesters. Morning sickness is gone and just the occasional nausa.

However, last night she was in pain and it was bad enough that she went to the hospital. She has now been admitted for emergency gallbladder surgery. The baby should be far enough along that it is sufficently protected, but she's having surgery and any drugs she gets, the baby will to.

Will post again as I know more...

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

best wishes to her.

MeiLin's picture

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This is very common. My hitherto unknown gallstones went critical in the early days of No2 Daughter's pregnancy, and I waited till after she was born. I wish I hadn't, but by the time I changed my mind it was too late. She's probably around 16 weeks or so, right? Perfect time to do this. Relatively short recovery time, and she will be SO GLAD she won't ever feel that kind of pain again. Seriously, first you think you're going to die, then you WISH you would die. I remember being at the ER right after No2 was born; the pain was so bad I had to go in for relief. I was lying in the bed with No2 cradled between my legs asleep, and though I was blessedly doped up, I could hear all the nurses walk by and go "awwwwwww" at the baby. Smile One of them said, "We usually don't get happy ones in here..."

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

I've been spending a good chunck of the morning reading up. She is scheduled to for lapro surgery this afternoon. She may have issues with lapro because of weight though if it goes well, she'll be on a liquid diet for a day or two and may or may not be comming home tonight...

MeiLin's picture

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I had it, and I was over 250 lbs at the time. I was in hospital overnight after the sugery and went home the next day.

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

About the same weight. She was supposed to go at two. They wheeled her up at three and every nurse along the way asked about allergies to latex and arithromician. Yet when she got to the prep area, they didn't know about the allergies, had to take down everything in the operating room and set it back up again.

Otherwise everything seems to be going well. It'll take about an hour and a half for the procedure, and then half and hour to forty-five minutes for recovery. Don't know if she'll be going home tonight or not. My mom came up so she's with the girls and her mom will probably come up for a couple days later in the week.

Did you have any digestive issues after the procedure?

MeiLin's picture

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Dollars to doughnuts. They like to keep the pregnant gals overnight.

If I eat too much fat, my body lets me know about it in no uncertain terms, but it takes a LOT of fat. I tried to up my intake of coconut oil not long ago; recommended dose was 2 T a day. Yeah, not so much, literally. Biggrin But I can eat, say, french fries, though I don't but once a month (Potato Champion...mmmm...). I eat butter, olive oil, lard, chicken fat, no problem. Just don't do it in concentrated doses. Eat as you normally would, and adjust from there.

Her mileage may vary--everyone's experience of these things is different. But she will love not having to worry about the excruciating pain. Seriously, those of you who've never experienced it, I hope you never will. As it happens, most Americans have gallstones; they just never get symptomatic.

(Sent you something in email.)

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

Other than nausa and vomiting that she attritubed to getting what ever the girls had, she didn't feel pain until last night. But because of the pregnancy (2nd trimester +5 days) she went in before it got to bad. This was after I had gone to bed for the night. She didn't bother to wake me up and let me know before she left and then got pissed when I didn't wake up to answer the phone when she tried to call at 3am.

MeiLin's picture

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Your wife is a tough cookie! Biggrin

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

Surgery went well. There's no room on the recovery floor so she's on the baby floor with restricted access. Going to have an ultra sound tomorrow to check on the baby and sould be relased around noon.

Zandu Ink's picture

Embodiment

I would tell her to be careful eating red meat. My wife can't digest large doses any more, since her gall bladder ectomy. YMMV, as MeiLin said, but she didn't mention that one that I saw.

MeiLin's picture

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Some people can eat hardly anything fatty, others can continue on as usual. I am one of the latter, thank gods.

Zandu Ink's picture

Embodiment

Do people often eat handfuls of red meat? I know I generally eat mine by the slab, though I have been known to break out a knife and fork on occasion.

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

If you have to ask, then you've probably never seen a two year old eat anything with hambuger in it...

Zandu Ink's picture

Embodiment

I've never paid attention to kids when they are eating. That's just one more item on my list of reasons for voluntary sterilization.

While I realize children of a very young nature refuse to use silverware (whether or not they know HOW to use silverware is irrelevant), I find it harder to believe that MeiLin would pass up a fork and knife. And I know she isn't a child herself because there are screenshots that prove otherwise.

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

There's always midevil times. But I don't know that they serve ground meat.

Zandu Ink's picture

Embodiment

Is that the Dark Ages themed restaurant? I've never eaten there, but I'd like to.

Is it true that they don't have silverware but they serve Coke/Pepsi and tea?

NorthwoodsMan's picture

Embodiment

But I haven't eaten there either. No, you can't use silverware and I have no idea about the soda or tea.

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