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by Young Val
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)
Replies: 33
Views: 7685

Re: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree (2013)

I can't believe I never posted here before. I am a Christmas tree fiend! We've got our tree up right now, but we're having a holiday brunch this weekend with some family and friends and I plan to do a lot more decorating for that, so I'll wait until then to post pictures from this year. But because ...
by Young Val
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Remember that time I was all, "Oh, I haven't puked in weeks and weeks!" and I was 33 weeks pregnant and only had 7 weeks to go, and so obviously the insane morning sickness was finally, finally over, and there was much rejoicing in the land, only I woke up one morning and the morning sickness was BA...
by Young Val
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Double Post! David and I had our birth class this weekend, three hours Friday night, and six hours on Saturday. The class included a tour of the birth center. It was tough and really emotional for me. I cried several times, especially during the videos (which I did manage to watch about 70% of witho...
by Young Val
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Steph, normally I would blame the absence of the vitamin as well--the huge prenatals were a nightmare while I was taking them. Halfway through the second semester, my midwife suggested I just switch to a regular multi, which was a little bit better. But THEN I found a gummy version of prenatal vitam...
by Young Val
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 300307

Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

I'm still wearing my wedding rings, and can slide them off and on with ease. I know that it just means I'm lucky to not experience any swelling (my feet--knock on wood--also remain their usual size) and has nothing to do with my weight gain, etc. But it DOES make me feel better about said weight gai...
by Young Val
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Nine weeks out from due date. First baby class (focused on birth) is this Friday and Saturday. Thiiiiiink I'm having Braxton Hicks contractions, but not sure. Crib, car seat, and changing table have arrived and are assembled. Don't have a mattress for the crib yet. Or sheets. Or lots of stuff. Car s...
by Young Val
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 54007

Re: "I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND I MUST TALK ABOUT IT" Thread

We saw the movie this afternoon. I went in with very low expectations and actually came out feeling pleasantly surprised. There were a lot of flaws, of course, but more than anything when walking out of the theatre I wanted to start rereading the book immediately--not because the movie was wretched,...
by Young Val
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 780682

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

::Hugs:: I'm so sorry for your loss, Nomi.
by Young Val
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

You didn't miss it; there are no ultrasound pictures of our baby on the internet, at David's request. Well, he specifically requested that I not put them on facebook. I did text them to my mom and sister. He has no problem with us putting up some pictures of the baby when she gets here, but he hates...
by Young Val
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Haha, in general, visuals across the board are hard for me to take. I can read scary books, but can't watch scary movies. I can read in depth about the birth process, but movies and photographs freak me out a little bit unless I'm very well prepared (and even then). I am slightly more ok with graphi...
by Young Val
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Things are all good! Definitely do not have gestational diabetes and will not have to take the test again for the duration of this pregnancy. Yahoo! Otherwise, all is well. Baby was being uncooperative and kept wiggling around, so it took my midwife several long minutes to pin her down long enough t...
by Young Val
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 211713

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

This is my favorite tomato soup recipe (surprise, surprise, it's SK). http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2006/11/come-on-thunder/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Now I am craving it.
by Young Val
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

My anti-nausea meds ran out a few weeks ago, and since I was feeling okay I decided not to refill. Up until now there's been some touch and go moments, but over all it's been much better. Until today. And now I feel like I'm back in first trimester hell. I am so close to 28 weeks, in the third trime...
by Young Val
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Smells in My Kitchen
Replies: 1671
Views: 211713

Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Made a Dutch baby for dinner Sunday night. Will forever think of you guys when I eat one.
by Young Val
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 780682

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

Sometimes when people are nice to me when I'm feeling really vulnerable, I start crying like a fool because it's so overwhelming to be shown kindness when everything feels so terrible. In other words, thanks to Alea and buckshot, and everyone who reached out to me privately, or may comment in the fu...
by Young Val
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 780682

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

Dear Bob, This weekend was really, really, really hard. I spent all day Saturday crying. I hate being pregnant. I despise it. I loathe it. I can't wait for our little girl to get here, but seriously, this is terrible. I am so sick (Almost 26 weeks! STILL NAUSEOUS. What. the. hell). I am so exhausted...
by Young Val
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Minor Things Which Make Me Irrationally Happy
Replies: 48
Views: 16613

Re: Minor Things Which Make Me Irrationally Happy

There was a cake with real buttercream frosting--made with actual butter--in the breakroom at the office. I ate some, and it was glorious.
by Young Val
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: How about that weather, then, eh?
Replies: 1034
Views: 207906

Re: How about that weather, then, eh?

Yikes! Hope you and all your loved ones stay safe and dry, steph!
by Young Val
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Thanks steph. It's odd. I don't really want to meditate on pregnancy the way I did on my wedding, and on other big life events. I'm not writing about it much here, or on my blog, or in a journal, or anywhere, really. I go to therapy bi-weekly and get to discuss it a lot there, and I talk about it wi...
by Young Val
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

So the extreme fatigue plus the fun insomnia that has resurface lately has left me beyond tired. I am dead on my feet. It is terrible. And I think to myself, "Is this what it will be like with a newborn? Will it be worse? What the hell did I get myself into?" Today I am sick and tired and so unhappy...
by Young Val
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Baby is a girl!

I'm really really (pleasantly) surprised. Most people I know were guessing boy.
by Young Val
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Most accurate way I have found to describe how it feels when the baby moves:

It's like when I used to hold a birthday balloon by the string and punch it repeatedly. Whomp, whomp, whomp.
by Young Val
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 780682

Re: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0

That's so terrible.

Sending good vibes and healing thoughts to them.
by Young Val
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Thanks.

January 9th. Can't come soon enough (I mean, healthy baby, yes, please, but if I woke up tomorrow and it was January 9th, that'd be fine by me).
by Young Val
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Kimmie, she is so wonderful! So glad things are going well for your little family! I will be 20 weeks on Thursday. Halfway through. Not good enough. Still vomiting on the semi-regular, despite meds. Still going to therapy. Don't yet know the sex of the baby, although I can feel him or her moving aro...
by Young Val
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 813
Views: 109626

Your dress is gorgeous! You look absolutely lovely.
by Young Val
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

:::hugs Kimmie:::

Sending all my positive thoughts to you and Nate and Lizzy!
by Young Val
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 637954

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

Baby is by all accounts doing well. Mama, on the other hand, is not. But I'm in therapy now, and on an anti-nausea prescription, so those are good things. So far I have had none of the second trimester magic people talk about. I'm supposed to be able to feel the baby move at any time now, but it has...
by Young Val
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 637954

Re: Confessions of a 20-something mother

::hugs Kimmie:::
by Young Val
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Thanks. I am having a really rough time. I'm...not excited. In fact, most of the time I don't connect the sickness and misery and physical discomfort and emotional upheaval with the fact that there is, you know, going to be a baby. I don't think about the baby much at all, really, unless other peopl...
by Young Val
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Being pregnant sucks and I hate it.
by Young Val
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Everything but "soda" is wrong
Replies: 91
Views: 43404

Re: Everything but "soda" is wrong

Ali, the last info graphic at that link blows my mind!

There is a DISTINCT difference between "Mary" "Merry" and "Marry."

People really pronounce all three of those words identically?! :gasp:
by Young Val
Thu May 30, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wedding Planning!
Replies: 813
Views: 109626

Re: Wedding Planning!

Congratulations!!! :D
by Young Val
Wed May 22, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Coke is no longer super magical. Tragic. I bought Sea Bands out of desperation, but I hate having things pressing my wrists, so the experiment has been unpleasant so far. Told my boss about the pregnancy because he's been vocally concerned about how terrible I look this week. Water amplifies my naus...
by Young Val
Tue May 21, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg
Replies: 1169
Views: 144330

Re: Brontosaurus Lays an Egg

Thanks guys. I left work after two hours yesterday, which I feel a little guilty about, but I was totally blindsided by nausea and pain (yesterday was my first run-in with morning sickness, and I was NOT prepared). Driving on the highway while dry-heaving is not my idea of a good time. I went home, ...

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