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.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 8:34am
We'll have to start baby pools for you guys.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 8:38am
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.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 9:14am
Wonderful news. I'm happy for you both.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 9:49am
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.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:40am
Though the age difference was in reference to this...
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:47am
Well nevermind then! Regardless, enjoy your little bundle of poop, drool and vomit joy.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:52am
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:55am
they become assholes with big mouths...that's a big improvement on the same exact theme.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 12:21pm
with an "I know from experience" tone of voice, TB?
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 12:26pm
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. }:)
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 1:19pm
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.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 1:33pm
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.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 2:30pm
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.
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 2:36pm
...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...
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 4:53pm
Congrats to NorthwoodsMan and Acarophob!
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 4:36pm
Congratulations and good luck! My prayers for a normal pregnancy, easy labor, and healthy baby!
Tue, 07/07/2009 - 6:49pm
Hope all goes well and you have a healthy baby!
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 1:09am
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.....
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 10:07am
No2 was my stinker. She's still my stinker. 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?
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 12:32pm
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.
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 4:33pm
Sounds like a really cool guy. That is all }:)
Oh! And congrats, NWM and Acaro
Thu, 07/09/2009 - 10:45am
She would like to know how #3 was harder for you.
Thu, 07/09/2009 - 10:48am
#3 took viagra.
Thu, 07/09/2009 - 11:42am
Wed, 07/08/2009 - 1:21am
... 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.
Sat, 07/11/2009 - 7:42am
I forgot to pack my anniversary tee. No belly pictures with that one. Phoop.
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 4:41am
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...
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 4:48am
best wishes to her.
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 8:35am
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. One of them said, "We usually don't get happy ones in here..."
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 9:17am
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...
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 9:35am
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.
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 2:52pm
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?
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 3:09pm
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. 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.)
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 3:23pm
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.
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 3:51pm
Your wife is a tough cookie!
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 8:37pm
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.
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:10pm
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.
Tue, 07/28/2009 - 10:21pm
Some people can eat hardly anything fatty, others can continue on as usual. I am one of the latter, thank gods.
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 9:52pm
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.
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:03pm
If you have to ask, then you've probably never seen a two year old eat anything with hambuger in it...
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:12pm
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.
Thu, 07/30/2009 - 6:19am
There's always midevil times. But I don't know that they serve ground meat.
Thu, 07/30/2009 - 7:11am
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?
Thu, 07/30/2009 - 8:19am
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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