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Feline, congratulations on being a coffee taster!!

You know you could be right. Little Man just may just be mimicking your behaviors. And since you're his primary caregiver, he talks to you. I will say I rarely listened to parenting groups. There are too many schools of thought. What works will work for one kid simply will not work for another, even kids in the same household. There's a never-ending supply of people ready to tell you that you are doing it wrong.

I hope you can work something out so that Little Man can go to daycare and you can have your hybrid days.

We are doing well here. I'm finally, after 29 days of active flow, showing signs that my post-vaccine TOM is about to end. I'm still extremely tired, but thank goodness this nightmare is almost over.

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Eva: From what I understand, consulting with others in some of my groups, witholding isn't considered best practice anymore. It's outdated. Little Man does tend to speak when he's annoyed (when I couldn't figure out which song he wanted me to put on he said "want see" and navigated to the song himself, and when I kept putting his books back on the shelf when he was throwing them on the floor he climbed over me and said "don't go go", go go being his word for anything action related), so I think it's less a matter that he CAN'T speak or more a matter that he doesn't WANT to speak. DH and I are very quiet people. We don't talk much to each other, and I do make an effort to talk to Little Man (which might be why he only says things to me - DH has never heard him say words), but I'm betting once he's back in daycare where there's lots of talking going on he'll find himself wanting to talk more.

There's nothing solid for my location, but one of the other librarians' offices is returning next month. My boss is guessing my location will return after Labor Day. Our governor lifted the state of emergency, which is lifting all the executive orders. He's asking anywhere with mask and vaccine mandates to remove them. So I think we'll be going back soon. If DH can't get his hours changed we're going to see if I can do from home in the morning and from the office in the afternoon for awhile...but he isn't sure how long we'll be able to afford daycare, especially after baby is born and we're paying for two. Once the student loan deferment is over I doubt we'll be able to afford it at all. We're talking about options and right now we're thinking I might have to try to find a from home job that doesn't require phone work. Anything I get would be a big pay cut, though, and insurance from his work isn't as good and costs at least double if not more.

No news on baby #2 yet. Still waiting on my first appointment. The nausea isn't quite as intense anymore, but it is still constant. Heartburn, too. I've figured out ways to minimize the back pain.

Some fun news, I was selected to be a taste tester for my favorite local coffee shop!

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Feline, bless you. I will say girls tend to cause more digestive upset than boys. I can't say the hair and skin thing is accurate because I never had frizzy hair or dull skin, but I kept heartburn.

I think Little Man's shirt is cute!

I understand how it will be difficult for you to push little man into speaking, but it's a fairly common technique. I told you about my cousin. It worked, but it wasn't emotionally easy on his mother.

Gypsy is fine. It was just time for her shots. She's healthy. She got the vet tickled. When they did her fecal float exam the poor girl stood up on her tippy toes. She does that when her harness is a bit tight as well. It's just a sign "This isn't comfortable and I don't like it." Apparently, this is not common for a dog LOL.

I tend to run anemic. Even with a daily supplement I'm often on the low end of normal and have been since I was a teen. I've been placed on bed rest in the past due to anemia. A 21-day and counting flow might not be dangerous from a gynecological perspective, but for someone with chronic anemia, it can lead to months of recovery even after the flow ceases. It will take me 3 months or more to get back to normal ranges after this. I have reported my changes.

This morning I'm going to a couple of yard sales. A friend of mine had a boutique that she decided to close (personal not financial reasons) and she has some of her stock left and has decided to have a sale to clear out her storage space.





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Eva: His teacher was pleased as usual. She said he's coming along developmentally, and to start thinking about goals for his review in July. She also explained it's just a review, it's not actually a reassessment. He doesn't get reassessed until he's been in intervention for 3 years or we enroll him in their preschool, whichever comes first. The SLP says he is coming along, he's making the right sounds and experimenting with syllables, but that he's gotten too comfortable with using gestures. She said I'm too receptive to his needs and I need to make things more difficult for him. So her instructions were to not anticipate his needs or immediately respond to gestures and body language, but to try to force him into making sounds or words by witholding what he wants until he makes a sound. Right now he doesn't have to say the word he just has to make an approximation, like "Oh" for Cheerios. I don't like this at all, it feels cruel to refuse to give him what he wants or needs just because he hasn't verbally asked for it. Especially since he knows I know what he means.

I talked with my SIL and if my grandma and grandpa are up for it we're going to cook some snacks and a cake and have a small birthday get together at my grandmas place (so grandpa doesn't have to travel) for my dads birthday. I called grandma but she didn't pick up, so whenever she calls me back I'll figure out the details. But I will have Little Man wear his big brother shirt and that can be his gift to my dad, and I'll get him something small. Something dog related or maybe something that says "grandpa again" on it. There's a fun shirt on Amazon that he'd like, with a baby bottle clinking a beer bottle.


I'm still not feeling well. I had no symptoms at all with Little Man so this is all new, but according to my pregnancy group 6 weeks is when the symptoms hit hard, and that's how far I am now. I'm hoping that having such a different pregnancy means I'm having a girl this time. My old dermatologist would say I'm having a girl - I'm breaking out and my hair is so thin, dry, and frizzy. He predicted Little Man would be a boy because my skin was gorgeous and my hair thick and soft. I haven't told my boss I'm pregnant, my current plan is to avoid telling my work for as long as possible, but I did tell her my doctor wanted to run some tests and I couldn't change when she was doing them. So she gave me permission to go to the prenatal appointment.

Is Gypsy okay? Ghost is due for shots, but he is SO hard to get into a carrier that I think we might just skip them. If I could just trap him when it were possible and drop him off that'd be one thing, but trying to find him and trap him at a specific time is a whole different ball game. I swear he was an MMA fighter in a previous life. That cat is all muscle and knows how to use it.

One of the universities here is doing a study on the effect of the vaccine on menstrual cycles. It's apparently a common enough side effect that there are a few different studies out there. According to the researcher hosting the study here the menstrual changes may be alarming but they aren't dangerous, and she encourages anyone who experiences them to report them.

I had toast for dinner last night, I just couldn't stomach the spaghetti pie. So DH ate the entire half a 9x13 dish for dinner. No more spaghetti pie for me. Which is fine I suppose, I've been eating alot of toast lately. And if I do start feeling better it's easy enough to make again. He's requested I start making dinners again, he's tired of sandwiches, frozen pizza, and Schwan's frozen meals. I took a look through my recipes and picked some of the easier ones to make.
Hashbrown and Smoked Sausage Casserole
Chicken Pot Pie
Eggplant Parmesan
Italian Chicken
Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Stove Top Chicken
Swedish Meatballs
Awesome Pasta Salad

Except for the pasta salad they're all slowcooker dishes, and except for the eggplant parmesan they're all "dump" dinners where I just toss everything in and turn it on.

It's time to go check on Little Man. I've got to keep him well provisioned with snacks and drinks. I'm thinking wraps for lunch today, we've got some turkey and roast beef. I'm currently feeling more like toast, but Little Man will probably have roast beef. I'm not sure on dinner. They had leftover pasta yesterday so I don't want to make them have pasta again, so probably a frozen pizza or sandwiches. Or maybe DH can pick up some soup on his way home. He's working 10 hour days and is on call this week, so he's getting home at dinnertime this week. He could grab some soup on his way.

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6/24/21 7:05 A

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Feline, how were the speech therapy and visit from the SLP? And how are you feeling today?

We have a could of trees that are close to the house, but not that actually scrape the windows. I'd say that the tree roots are probably not great for your foundation. Our trees are staying put unless they become diseased. That's a decision based on soil erosion issues in the area. Those roots help keep our hill in place. My house is built on what was once a soybean field with what is now a dry creek running by it. We have to be cautious about plant removal. Deep roots help hold the dirt in place.

DH is just full of NOs isn't he? Man. Well I don't think that your dad would be upset to hear he's going to be grandpa again on his birthday.

How are you doing? You said you're not feeling great these days. Have you talked to your boss yet?

I'm off to take Gypsy to the vet this morning. After that I'm back home for rest. I'm on day 20 of an active TOM flow. I went to the doctor last Friday for it. I've been placed back on birth control as a hormone intervention, my iron was doubled. I've been put of extra vitamin c to go with my b complex to help the iron absorb properly. It started about 2 weeks after my vaccine. The doctor had me report my "anecdotal evidence" to be added to a study going on because my cycle has been stable even as I move into peri-menopause. It has gotten shorter, and lighter over the last 2 years. Nothing to indicate this would happen. Of course, I suppose it could just be a coincidence.


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Eva: No, my village has gotten pretty small. I used to have a pretty decent sized group of friends and family, but my friends have kind of grown apart and many have moved out of state. I've lost contact with some of my family. And my mom is the only person who got a carseat so she could help with Little Man. The friend who lived with us for awhile has stopped talking to me, her mom moved here and I guess she doesn't need me anymore. So it's just us now.

Little Man has speech this afternoon, and his teacher is bringing along a speech/language pathologist. This is the only day the SLP can come until after school starts. But I am SO SICK today. I'm not sure I can even do any work much less participate in his speech visit.

I finally scheduled an appointment with a new neurologist. My psychiatrist has been handling my epilepsy meds since my neurologist closed his clinic, since they are also used off label as mood stablizers, but now that I'm pregnant I figured I ought to go back to seeing an actual neurologist. I've been on Topamax for about 16 years now. I took it through my pregnancy with Little Man so I'm not concerned about the med, but I am concerned with the tremors I'm experiencing, which are usually the first sign of a seizure for me.

DH and I are having a disagreement. We're getting quotes for arborists to trim our trees, but I also want to have one of them removed. DH absolutely doesn't want it removed. That tree butts right up against the house. It's scraping the windows, leaning onto the roof, and broken limbs are blocking the back door. Even properly maintained it's really close to the house, the roots are a danger to our foundation and pipes. It was also infested with ants at one point - I know it was treated but I still don't fully trust it. I want it gone to protect the house and to provide more play area. The backyard is basically all hill and that tree is smack in the middle of the only flat area. With it gone we could set up a swingset or other play area. And If we keep the tree I don't think we can have a deck built. But DH calls it "tree murder" and refuses to consider having it removed. So I've asked for quotes on trimming all three trees and for a professional opinion on whether the tree needs to go or not. I sent requests to three arborists and two have responded with appointments. The third still hasn't replied yet.

Father's Day went well. My dad was extremely excited to see I made the stroganoff, he was pleased I remembered how much he likes it. Little Man also enjoyed it - he had two plates of it, and a VERY full belly when he was done. My dad got a big kick out of his gift - a tshirt that said "the Dogfather" - and said it's his official dog transport shirt now. He does transport for a dog rescue. DH liked his robe, too. He's been wearing it every day.

July 6th is my dad's birthday and July 7th is my 9th wedding anniversary. I'm not sure what I'll get my dad for his birthday, but I'll probably just do a card for the anniversary. I don't really acknowledge our wedding anniversary since it wasn't the day I wanted to get married on. I acknowledge our dating anniversary, since that is the day I wanted to get married on. I had suggested waiting until we announce the pregnancy and then telling my dad I want to get together for his birthday, and make the announcement his gift. But DH says that is usurping his birthday and a terrible idea.

Time to go check on Little Man and start thinking about lunch. We're having leftover spaghetti pie for dinner, so lunch will probably be something light. Maybe chicken nuggets for Little Man and tuna for me? Or egg salad. I've been wanting egg salad for a few days.

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Feline, You don't have much of a village, like me, do you? I had difficulty finding a sitter for MIss B when I needed follow-ups. It sucks.

Sounds like to me on the food front Little Man is behaving normally. As long as he has healthy food available, I wouldn't worry as long as he's growing properly. We never had much of an issue with Miss B, but my niece would pick it up and pour it on her own head when she refused to eat. He eats when he's hungry.

You all are having one heck of a heatwave! I hope you get some polar air soon to cool you down.

I'm at the point I think I'm going to keep a food diary and use google fit to monitor my "heart points" and be done with it. I'm tired of looking at the moment. I wasn't just super impressed with fatsecret. I'm not super impressed with any of it. Maybe it's diet fatigue? I don't know.

I had a super heavy, super long TOM. I ended up at the doctor yesterday. I'm back on birth control to balance my hormones so I don't end up severely anemic. *sigh* I'm not happy but I'd rather not fall out in the bathroom either.

I hope you all have a good weekend and Happy Father's Day to your DH!

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Eva: He's actually pretty great about trying new foods. He's curious, especially if I'm eating it. I can almost always get him to take at least one bite of something new. It's just getting him to keep eating that's the problem! He still likes little "charcuterie" boards, though. Cut up deli meat, cheese, crackers, and a little something else (raisins, nuts, black olives, beans, etc.) so that's what he has for lunch most days. He doesn't usually eat much breakfast, he prefers to drink his juice and just kind of graze on crackers or cereal in the morning (I'm kind of the same way, I don't like big meals in the morning). He eats lunch most days, has an afternoon snack, then dinner kind of varies. Sometimes he'll eat well at dinner, sometimes he takes two bites and throws the rest on the floor. There's a few meals I can count on that he will eat - pesto pasta, peanut butter chicken, and chicken and noodles.

We won't need the lock for toddler proofing forever, but I just thought it'd be nice to have the door burglar proofed for security. But we really do live in a safe neighborhood, so it's probably not necessary.

DH decided he didn't want to do the sharps disposal yesterday. It was 110 out and he was already sunburned from golfing Wednesday. We'll get it done eventually, for now they're hidden on top of the fridge, well out of Little Man's reach.

I've heard of fatsecret but I haven't checked it out. I paid for a year membership with Lose It! during a sale, so I'll be using it at least for the next year.

My OB's nurse called about my hcg results. It rose appropriately, but the OB wants me to come in next week for more hcg testing just because I'm so early and she wants to keep tracking it. Unfortunately, I have no way to get there next week. DH is working 10 hour shifts at a different time than normal to cover people on vacation and is also on call, so he can't take time off to take me. My mom is also working 10 hour shifts and has already told me she's not willing to get up early to help me with appointments while on 10s. She doesn't know I'm pregnant yet, but she told me that when I asked about a previous appointment. She's on 10s until at least August. If it were just me I could get a taxi or something, but Little Man would have to come, too. The nurse assured me that everything looks good and as long as I'm not bleeding or spotting there's no concern about anything, but I can't help but worry anyway. July 8th seems so far away.

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Feline, kids eat when they eat. Just stick to your guns about healthy foods and don't replace it with a treat and it will workout. Food is another control item for littles. Regardless of if he "likes" a food (in my experience that changes daily for some kids) put it on his plate. If he eats it he eats it. You'd be surprised what a kid will try when it's just in front of them. If he slips backward, add a kids nutrition shake to his day. Miss B would eat very little then I couldn't fill her up. Goes with growth spurts.

Remember your little won't need that lock forever so the stick-on lock will be easier to remove when it's time to take down all the toddler proofing.

You found the same Sharps disposal I did.I hope you got it all turned over without a hitch.

Have you heard of fatsecret? It's apparently similar to sparks and was recommended to me today. I've tried Lose it. It's not a fit for me, so I've been dealing with my fitness pal for now.

It's Friday. I believe I'm going to take it easy today. It's hot and I'm tired! Art went well and Miss B got to swap gamer info with an art class friend!



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Eva: I actually found a place called Under the Sink that disposes of sharps. They're a "household hazardous waste" collection site serving my county. They are open three days a week and certain Saturdays, you just have to be able to prove you live in the county and they have a drive thru. I asked about my lack of identification and they said the plates on DHs car are proof enough. We're going to go tonight and drop off the container.

I had thought he maybe fell asleep, but he wasn't in any of his usual spots and didn't respond when I called for him. I was getting pretty worried by the time I noticed the back door. I ordered a back door lock from Amazon and it should be here tomorrow or Saturday. It's a child safety lock, so you peel off the back and stick it on the window. It blocks the door from sliding unless you press two buttons to let the block flatten - it won't move if you press just one, both buttons have to be pressed. I had wanted to get a more expensive burglar lock that you drill into the wood but DH said he didn't want to put that much work into it. I'm annoyed, but I kind of get it. We're probably going to have to replace the door eventually anyway.

I got my third hcg results this morning, and they're still rising, which is good news. My doctor hasn't called to talk to me about them yet but they were just under doubled in not quite 48 hours which is pretty much on target.

I made pancakes today but Little Man wouldn't eat them or his sausage. All he had for breakfast was apple juice and cheese. I'm getting worried about how little (and how little a variety) he eats, but all his check ups are good so he's not starving. I was way too nauseous yesterday to eat after my snack. I had toast for lunch and dinner. I'm feeling better today, so I'm thinking ham wraps for lunch and shrimp alfredo for dinner. We're still trying to use up what we have in the kitchen.

I've stopped tracking in SparkPeople, I'm basically just using it to chat in my groups until they shut down. I'm doing all my tracking in Lose It! now. My username there is Goodfeline.

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Feline, in your area Wasteline does "special disposal" including sharps. wasteline.org/special-waste-informat
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I'd say you'd have to call and check the hours they are open.

I bet you were one freaked out mommy when Little man went out the door. He's a smart one to open locks. I'm glad you had your fence up and the neighbor spied him. Every parent has something like this happen. You can't have your eyes on him every second of every day. Parenting fail would be refusing to take steps to keep this from happening again.

We had a huge breakfast yesterday morning and so we skipped lunch altogether in favor of a snack. Miss b just wasn't hungry. And since I'm using my water intake I felt water logged emoticon

I'm moving things for my GGs team to discord and trying to figure out where to move my personal stuff, like blog entries and tracking. I've settled on blogger for blog entries, and on myfitnesspal for the food tracker. My fitness pal user name is the same as this one. I guess I'm trying to keep it simple. Have you made any decisions of how and where you'll move to? I looked at the spark 360 that will convert to spark America. I'm not sure I'm going to care for it.




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Eva: With Little Man I was at risk of early labor so I ended up being put on a lot of restrictions about halfway through the pregnancy. I couldn't do anything that might bounce me - no running, nothing. I'm curious to see if that happens again. I was induced at 37 weeks with him, but if we went by ovulation instead of menstrual period he was actually born closer to 35 weeks. Which explains alot about his early days, and put him at higher risk for a speech delay.

With Little Man we had more cats. We had Ghost and Chester, but we also had Oz, Ketlare, Rue, and briefly Mr. Kitty (I regret rehoming him). Oz and Rue were the ones that were attached to me during my pregnancy with him. Oz passed away while I was pregnant, unfortunately. He would have been in heaven with a baby. Rue was in love with baby after we brought him home, though. Ghost was all up in my business in December, too. He wouldn't leave my side until my miscarriage was over. It's odd because he's not normally a very affectionate cat. He likes to sit up high and admire his kingdom from afar.

Little Man learned three new skills yesterday. How to slurp spaghetti, how to unhook buckles, and how to unlock the back door. I went to check on him and I couldn't find him anywhere in the house. I finally noticed a tiny crack in the back door (he likes to shut doors) so I went out back and there he was, running around in the backyard in just his diaper, happy as can be. Judging by his face he had been eating dirt. My neighbor was out there watching him, so I'm simultaneously glad she was nice enough to keep an eye on him and also embarrassed that she witnessed this failure in parenting. Thank goodness the new fence was finished. I'm looking at sliding glass door locks on Amazon now so my clever boy doesn't escape into the wild again.

Little Man woke up early this morning for some reason. He started stirring around 5:30 and woke for the day around 6:00. We hung out in bed reading books and listening to music until about 7:00 then I decided since we were up early I'd make him some scones for breakfast. He's on a fruit strike right now, but he'll eat fruit if they're in scone form. I made raspberry white chocolate ones.

I have alot of vitamins from trying to conceive that I don't need anymore, so I called my pharmacy to ask what I should do with them. Turns out they have a disposal bin and said as long as none of the vitamins are liquid or injectables I could just bring them on down and they'd get rid of them for me. Very cool! So after my first ultrasound, when I feel a little more secure, I'll gather up the vitamins and take them to the pharmacy for proper disposal. I just need to figure out what to do with my sharps container, now. I can't take it to my OB and the pharmacy said they don't dispose of injectables so I'm making the assumption I can't take the sharps container there. Maybe I can ask the hospital? There's a hospital with a lab just a few minutes away from us, perhaps they'll dispose of it for me.

I think I'll have tuna and crackers for lunch today. Little man won't even try tuna, I think the smell puts him off, so I'll probably make him some ham and cheese. Dinner will likely be leftover spaghetti and meatballs. I'm feeling pretty snackish right now. We still have two apples left, so I think an apple and some cheddar is in order.

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Feline, Kali's name is Rebecca and Bella's name is Patricia. I don't know a Peggy from this group.

I'm glad your doctor gave you instructions on how to lift and exercise! Mine just told me no 4 wheelers and horseback riding emoticon I'm also glad you are trying to adjust little man's rest time habits to make your pregnancy safer and to so when Baby Feline #2 makes an appearance he'll be more accustom to the situation.

Ghost smells the difference in you. Did this happen when you were pregnant with Little Man too? I hope the blood draw gives good news.

Do I look like a girl that turns down jam or pie? If I have the chance to try either I'm hopping on that plate!

I'm off this morning to take Brenna shopping for Jimmy's father's day gift, then back here to wait for the UPS man to arrive. Brenna's autoinjectors are to be delivered today and as you probably know, they can't take heat.


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Eva: My OB okayed low impact exercise if my heart rate stays under 150bpm, I stay hydrated, I don't exercise outside when it's hot, and I don't lay on my back. She said hand weights under 5lbs are good if I want to keep strength training, but encouraged me to keep it under 30lbs maximum. She said Little Man was an exception to the 30lbs rule and gave me instructions on how to best lift him while pregnant - get down to the floor, put him on my knee, then lift with my legs. No lifting straight from the floor, that puts too much strain on my back and abdomen.

Little man likes to sit, lay, and jump on my belly so I've been trying to get him off my belly and onto my lap or just sitting beside me. He's been very unhappy about it but we're making progress. He's more willing to sprawl across my lap while playing, to sit beside me on the couch, and he's jumping on me a little less. He still has to lay across my belly to sleep at night, though. The last few nights he's felt the need to curl up between my legs and make himself a little nest there to fall asleep, but we inevitably end up with him across my belly in the middle of the night, and with him as the little spoon by morning.

Little Man is always clingy, but oh man, Ghost has been INSUFFERABLE since the day before I got my positive test. He will not get out of my face and keeps forcing himself onto my lap. I'm a hair breadth away from just shutting my office door so I can get some work done without having to do it through a cat.

My levels came back. My progesterone went up, and my hcg doubled in 72 hours. Which is normal, just a little on the slower side (it should double in 48-72 hours). She's doing another draw tomorrow to see if it does any better. I had slow doubling with Little Man, too. I think I just don't produce much of the reproductive hormones - I barely produce progesterone on my own, I'm taking the maximum amount of supplements right now. It won't be quite 48 hours, though. DH is golfing at the 48 hour mark so won't take me unless it's in the morning.

My aunt lives in Montana. If you ever get a chance to try huckleberry jam, take it! Sooo good. Huckleberry pie is fantastic, too.

I got a friend request on Facebook from a Peggy Boughton. Do you know if that is Bella or Kali?

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Feline, certain exercise is okay for you. Short walks should be fine. No twisting in yoga. I'd look at big belly pre-natal stuff to be on the safe side. And be careful about lifting Little Man. He's going to be clingy when he senses your body changing. Now's a good time to teach him about doing things in a way that will be safest for you, if he doesn't already do those things.

I hope you have good news from your doctor. Now big question, what's the big difference in pregnant lady eating and normal lady eating? The idea is for you to eat healthily and maintain your weight, basically gain nothing but the few pounds that is actual baby, right? I'm just using my common sense on that one. I hope your OB can get you the referral you need and maybe give you some pointers on what movement is safe for you.

I can't tell you what to do about work. Workplaces are not set up to deal with the needs of a mom. They just aren't. And when special circumstances, like Little Man's NICU stay and serious health issues, arise, they just are not plugged in. We need better workplace care for new and expecting mothers across the country.

So Little Man was "being 2" yesterday emoticon It's not funny. I know this, but it is very normal at his age to have a case of the "nos". It's also very normal for him to say one thing and really want to do something else. It's exerting control.

Yesterday I managed my normal chores, plus gave the dog a bath. I've got all of the energy of a snail in winter. I know what's going on and I'm taking steps to correct it, but geez I'm tired! I'm having some perimenopause female issues. UGH!

Oh! the lady Brenna did the gardening for, brought me a gift from Jackson Montana! A pretty hand-painted tea towel that says, "I'm you, Huckleberry." Apparently, that's what the area is famous for, huckleberries, but it made me think of Will Bill Hickock and Wyatt Erp.



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Eva: I got my husband the robe, and my dad a funny t-shirt. DH and Little Man are going to visit his dad Sunday morning, then we'll probably have my dad over for dinner. I'm debating making stroganoff, which my dad loves, or ordering pizza from his favorite place. I'm leaning towards stroganoff, though. He's single and retired, he doesn't get too many homecooked meals. Plus he loves my stroganoff. One year for his birthday I made a big batch and just packed the whole thing into tupperware for him and that was my gift.

My hcg was 67 on Friday, which is a good number for about how far along I am. My next draw is this afternoon, so I should have results tomorrow. This one will tell us if things are progressing properly. I hadn't planned on telling my work that I am pregnant until we went back to the office, if I was showing then. But my coworker is out of the office (vacationing in Hawaii!) the month of July so I'll be doing her work and can't disappear for an hour for my first prenatal appointment. I'm very conflicted about telling my boss. After I had Little Man I almost got fired because of my attendance (I took maternity leave, which they made me come back early from, and then had to take sick leave fairly frequently for his health issues as he was a NICU baby). I don't want to put my job at risk by telling her, but I'd be putting myself at risk if I don't tell her, too.

Today is super busy. I had a dietician appointment at 8:30, where she's dropped me as a patient because she doesn't have any experience working with pregnant patients. She suggested I get a referral to a new dietician from my OB. At 9:00 Little Man had speech, where he opted not to participate and just sat on the stairs staring at us. He's got a blah case of the Monday's today. When we were getting ready this morning he said "no go go", usually he's all "go go go!". At 2:30 I have an appointment with my psychiatrist, which I am guessing is my last one with her as they're transitioning me back to the reproductive psychiatry program again in July, and at 3:30 I have my blood draw at the OB.

My dietician says that weight loss during pregnancy isn't recommended, but to confirm with my OB. My yoga therapist says that cardio and strength training can cause miscarriage, and in the first trimester yoga can, so I've gained 9lbs from no longer exercising. The dietician says it should be fine to do those things, but to confirm with my OB. I'm paranoid after miscarrying in January so I've sent an email to my OB. She'll either email me back or find me during my blood draw.

On Sunday I opened my crochet kit to give it a try. I was watching the tutorials, which had the proper label for the cat I was going to make...but they were all on how to make a penguin! I've emailed the company so I'm hoping it will be fixed by this weekend, when I will next have time to give it a shot.

We're sticking to a strict budget this month, so we can't buy more food until the 16th. I think lunch today will be hot dogs. Always a hit with Little Man. I'll have a small bag of chips with mine, and I'll probably give him some macaroni salad. Dinner I think will depend on DH. I'm feeling a little like spaghetti and meatballs, but I hate making spaghetti. If he's willing to make it we'll do that, otherwise I think we'll do breakfast-for-dinner with pancakes, eggs, and sausage.

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Feline, I look forward to hearing your updates on Baby #2. I'm glad the gate is up!

I'm going to have to figure out what to get Jim. He's not a guy that wants much. I think I'm calling in a girl's day and taking Mom and Miss B with me to go shopping. I bought cards yesterday.

I wonder what grill equipment he might want.

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Kali: Goodbye! It was nice knowing you. I wish you luck with everything!

Eva: I had my first blood draw today. The lady who usually does my blood (who used to work for a phlebotomist) moved to labor and delivery, so it took four people five tries to get my blood going! They felt so bad, the nurse said I am one of two patients that are just super hard to stick. My veins know what's up and hide. I should have the results sometime tomorrow morning, which will give me an idea of what's going on, but Monday's tests are the big deal. They'll tell us if the pregnancy is going in the right direction.

Yes, the gate was put up! They snuck and did it - they didn't knock on the door to ask for payment, and I didn't hear them installing it, so I told DH it wasn't done when he came home. He was very confused because he saw it when he pulled in emoticon

There's about $70 in our other fund for the rest of the month, so I have to decide what I'm getting DH for Father's Day. I'm deciding between a cereal bowl that says "Cereal-ously the Best Dad" that comes with a bag of your choice of cereal and a spoon, or a fuzzy bathrobe for him to wear around the house. The bowl is about $15 and the bathrobe about $50. He loves cereal, and they offer his favorite cereal as an option, but I think he'd get more long-term use out of the bathrobe.

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Dear friends, I've enjoyed our journey together, but will be signing off Spark as so many who traveled with me are from outside the US. I wish you all peace and happiness.

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Feline, CONGRATULATIONS! I hope to hear we have some happy news when you see your OB!

Did the gate put up?

I have no problem starting a private Facebook group. I have set up my other group on Discord. Many of them avoid Facebook and so it seemed like an easy enough thing to do, setting up discord.

I'll see if there's any interest with a wall post.

I took Miss B and her cousin Miss A for art at the park yesterday. They have a rock painting class coming up. They are so excited!

Miss B and I are off to do the shopping this morning. Father's Day is next Sunday. We have to do a bit of shopping!





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Eva: Interestingly enough the yoga instructor I have from my work is keto. She gushes about keto in almost every session - I can't deny she looks great, though, the weight loss is noticeable.

I ended up not calling my grandma. After I went to my bff and my support group for courage they talked me out of it, telling me IUI was a waste of money in my situation. My meds from India arrived so I took a pregnancy test just to be safe for my new cycle...and it was POSITIVE! I was completely stunned. I should be 4 weeks pregnant today. My OB can't get me in for labs until tomorrow, with follow-ups on Monday. After the Monday results she'll let me know if she wants me in for an early ultrasound. Otherwise I'm scheduled for a regular pregnancy confirmation appointment on July 8th. I'm due in the middle of February (by last menstrual period February 17th, by ovulation February 21st).

Another bit of good news is the fence company came by yesterday. They put up the new fence, except for the gate. They said they'd be back today to put on the gate so I hope they do. It's supposed to be around 100 degrees today so we're definitely not going outside today but Little Man could really use a little backyard playtime soon.

We could start a Facebook group? Another of my teams is doing that with a private Facebook group.

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Feline, interesting on the yoga teacher. Most I know generally don't recommend much in the way of meat consumption at all. But that could just be trying to fit a stereotype. Who knows. How did the phone call with your grandmother go?

I'm ready to go somewhere and do something. I just found out there's a glamping site in Brownsville, that's a 30-minute drive from my house. I'm wondering how hard it would be to get a reservation!

The other team I head up is looking to "move" to a different platform. I'm wondering how many here would be interested in a "move."

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Good morning! Our vacation wasn't all that great. It was too hot to do anything we had planned so we ended up just staying home, but the fence company still hasn't come back to finish our fence and is not responding when I reach out so we couldn't even use our backyard. We were just inside the whole time. Little Man enjoyed all the time with us, but neither me nor DH feels very rested or relaxed. We have another vacation planned in August so we're hoping that one turns out better. We'd like to travel to do something fun for that one, restrictions allowing. Not very far, probably within the state or just to one of the surrounding states. Little Man likes riding in the car so it'd be a car trip.

According to my bbt (basal body temperature) this will be another failed month in my journey to getting pregnant. I was so hopeful since we figured out the MTHFR mutation and switched up my supplements. I am trying to gather the courage to call my grandmother about the IUI today. I'm so nervous I'm shaking.

I connected with a highly certified yoga therapist who specializes in fertility and got a fertility program from her. She gave me yoga videos for my full cycle and some lifestyle advice to help improve my chances. Her dietary advice was basically the same as my dietician, eat more protein, eat less carbs, work in more fruit and veggies. But she also advised red meat twice a week to keep my ferritin levels up. She said to basically stop all the exercise I'm doing, though. She said I'm doing too much and doing the wrong things. She wants me to quit cardio and strength training and stick to more gentle exercise like yoga and walking.

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I created an account with LoseIt! I'll delve into it more and see if it's a fit with/for me.

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I fixed my privacy settings. I had forgotten I had it set as "friends of friends" could send friend requests. I'm sorry about that.

Feline, I hope I found the right Krystin Mavity.

I haven't chosen an app yet. I haven't had time. Yesterday was a little busy and I honestly had no idea anything was happening until yesterday morning when I got an email from a friend freaking out a little bit about the shut down.

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Eva: Your Facebook is set up as a page to "follow" and not an individual to "friend" so we can't interact with you.

Bella: I can't find you on Facebook, can you add me? Krystin Mavity in Bellevue, NE.

I am migrating over to Lose It! if anyone would like to join me there. They have a website and an app. I really like the app so far. I'm not entirely sure how friending works there yet, but my username is Goodfeline. I registered under the email bibliomnomnom@gmail.com if you need to search by that.

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My contact info is: radiantme59@gmail.com

my Facebook is PatriciaHN (I'm tough to find on FB because of issues with my exhusband and his family. If you can't find me on FB, email me and I'll be sure to find you!)

@MRS_EVA_K I found you on FB but can't friend you. Here's a link to my page www.facebook.com/patricia.h.
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SparkAmerica hasn't actually launched yet but i think it's going to go with the spark 360 dashboard. Who knows at this point. I've been on this site since 2011. I'm sad to see it go. I'm looking into options aside from spark to see where to go from here.

If you're on Facebook and would like to keep up there you can find me at Eva Roxanne Kee of Medina Tn. You'll see a horrible picture of my face with my hair in a ponytail. I really need a new picture.

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@GOODFELINE I created a username on SparkAmerica but when I click on the confirmation link they sent me it takes me to Spark360. That appears to be for corporate/company entities only. And, it is only geared towards Americans at the moment. Very disappointing.

They said there'd be a spark Alumni group but when you click on the link they provided it takes you to the SparkPeople Daily Motivation FB page.

Very disappointing.

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Just popping in to say I saw the link saying SparkPeople is shutting down. I've been with SparkPeople since 2010 so I'm really sad. Will you all be joining the new site?

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I'm stunned - SparkPeople is shutting down per the link below. I've been with Spark since 2010 and I always assumed it would be around. This makes me sad.

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Pat - glad you are taking an umbrella and water and hope for a win.

Got my emoticon in early, but 80+% humidity made it a little tough. Hope I'll be able to fare better after living in GA.
New staff need lots of training, but @ least they are staffing up here.

Stay safe and healthy friends!

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Happy Sunday all.

It's going to be hot here today as it was yesterday. I'll be watching my oldest g-daughter's last soccer game at 1 pm in a wide opened field. Ugh. I'm bringing a portable umbrella that is meant to attach to a beach chair for some protection/relief. That and a lot of water!

Whatever you're doing today, I wish you love and relaxation. Pat

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Feline - glad the magnesium is working and hope you enjoy your vacation.

Eva - glad to hear about Ms B's great check up and that she likes her 'gap'.

Pat - so glad to hear the grandsons are doing well - 2 months will fly by.

Early morning emoticon to beat the heat + emoticon with a friend to plan a summer trip. Came back to a hand massage and free afternoon - life is GOOD!

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My DIL was discharged but, of course, little Luke will be in the NICU for 2 months. My son tells me he's progressing wonderfully emoticon

My youngest gave birth to her little boy, Cyrus (or Cy as I'll be calling him) on June 3rd right before midnight. 6Lbs. 7 oz and doing very well. Claire had a c-section so she will be in the hospital until Monday.

2 new grandsons within a week's time. We are very Blessed.

It will be hot here today and I'm ready for it.

Everyone enjoy their day, Pat

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6/4/21 7:05 A

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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6/2/21 7:10 A

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Kali, that cottage looks amazing. Congratulations on the next leg of your journey! I'm so happy for you!

@BELLAMEMAW prayers continue for your daughter and DIL.

Feline, Little Man might surprise you and use the potty on his own as long as everything is made available. Some of it ends up being a control issue. So let him keep his diapers but make sure he knows the potty is always there if he needs to use it.

Enjoy your vacation!

Miss B is 13 and never had a cavity! She gets sealants on her "new" molars in 6 months. They mentioned braces for a tiny gap in the front teeth. but the pediatric dentist has already told us that that gap just means there's room for her wisdom teeth to come in. Her wisdom teeth are set to come in straight and he recommended leaving it alone. So something to think about. Miss B says she likes her gap...

I go up and cut Mr. Charlie's hair later this morning, then tomorrow begins Miss B's job and her first art class with the homeschool group.

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6/1/21 4:19 P

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Bella: My thoughts are with your DIL. A very scary situation indeed. My son was only in the NICU for a week, I can't imagine having to endure that fear for two months.

After alot of thought and research we've decided to quit potty training for now. Little Man is physically ready but he's clearly not emotionally ready. We're going to wait until he's closer to 3 to try again. At that point he should be more mature, will hopefully have stronger communication skills, and we'll have more outside support since he'll be back in daycare. He was so happy when I put him back in diapers in the morning, he hasn't even tried to take them off. I don't think the "Oh, Crap" method works for us, either. We're returning the book and will look for a better method another time.

We're going to use our vacation to go to the zoo, go to the park, maybe check out the duck pond and Fontenelle Forest, go for walks, and play in the backyard (if our fence gets finished in time). He has speech tomorrow morning so I think tomorrow might be a stay-at-home day. Speech, hanging out with dad, lunch, the park and a walk, dinner, ABC Mouse/Animal Crossing (he's getting the hang of ABC Mouse! He hasn't finished any of the games but he is starting to enjoy playing some of them) then bed.

We've used Little Man's magnesium for two nights now. Both nights getting to sleep was much rougher than usual, but he stayed asleep all night. He got his full 12 hours both nights and was less whiny around bedtime. I'll give it more time before I consider the wake ups solved, but so far so good.

Over the weekend I had alot of salty, high sodium food so I am 10lbs up in water retention. I'm uncomfortable and disappointed in myself for going so far off track. I'm hoping it falls off soon, at least before my next dietician appointment. I had lost 18lbs and was so excited at possibly hitting 20lbs before the appointment.

I had half a poke bowl for lunch, and I'm making meatballs for dinner. I need to order some more protein shakes for my breakfasts so I am considering which flavors I want. I always get two or three so I can alternate flavors and not get tired of having the same one every morning. There's a new flavor this month, Chocolate Hazelnut with Oats. I'm definitely getting that one.

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6/1/21 10:19 A

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@KALIGIRL Congrats on your new journey although I'm sure there are many tough emotions swirling about. Emotions are funny that way, aren't they? Thoughts can pop up when we least expect them - continued hugs and white light coming your way.

I hope everyone is doing well. Here in PA we are having some BEAUTIFUL weather after a very rainy/dreary Saturday and Sunday. Memorial Day was beautiful and allowed my youngest Grand daughter and I to have some fun out in the sunshine.

My DIL had an emergency c-section on 5/30 and my youngest daughter is being induced on June 3rd (due date June 23rd). My DH and I had a vacation scheduled but that has been canceled; too many worries at the moment to go off and 'enjoy ourselves' on a vacation.

Enjoy your day, everyone.

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6/1/21 8:20 A

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Eva - love the idea of a watering system Ms B can control and garden she can tend. Sounds like the start of 'food to table' cafe?
Fingers crossed for no cavities.

Blessings continue. Einstein was right - everything is a miracle...
In-laws insisted I visit.
Cottage I would have rented was open when we toured, but needed by another resident (Parkinson's).
Drove back (3 miles) and toured their unit - 2nd floor, wonderful 1st floor foyer, private elevator and LOL, 2500 sf. (Our apartment is 1050 sf.) Similar unit:
www.sterlingestateswestcobb.
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Needless to say, I put down my deposit.
We're burying Mark mid September and then my best friend from KY will drive to GA with me.
Beginning of a new chapter...

Edited by: KALIGIRL at: 6/1/2021 (08:20)
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6/1/21 6:52 A

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Kali, I'm happy to see you made it back safely!

I'm taking Miss B to see the new water set up for her garden tending job. She starts Thursday and will continue for 10 days. If it rains, she gets paid just for checking on the veggies. This afternoon she goes to the dentist. Hopefully, there'll be no cavities!



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