The kids and I will be getting mind on Oct. 19th. This when they are available in our area. I work with the public and people really don't know to stay home when they are sick. I and my kids have Asthma so it is important for us to get one anyway. With the LO coming during flu season it is even more important to get one this year.
Side Note: My MIL had H1N1 last year and got really sick from it. She was in intesive care for 3 weeks. She is still dealing with complications from it. A sore arm is better than a hospital stay. And for those who don't like shots you maybe able to get the nasal mist.View Thread
When I was 28 weeks I had to schedule all of my remaining appointments so that I could actually see my Dr. otherwise I would have seen whatever Dr. or Midwife was available. I don't mind seeing the others I just like to see mine because I have a few issues that I don't feel comfortable talking to others about.View Thread
My DD was 9lbs 15oz when she was born. I am not diabetic either. Rember that sono's can be off a couple of pounds. Call the doctor back and talk to them. They really do hear this all the time. I was at the Dr. today and made comment about not wanting to call and bother them. My Dr. told me to call every day if need be. That is what they are there for. She actually scolded me because I didn't call. And all it was was the office didn't call in a refill for an RX for me that they should have.View Thread
For me it was the swing and the boppy. My DS3 had reflux so bad that if we hadn't of had the boppy to prop him up on I don't know what I would have done. Also, the bear that makes the swooshing sound. It helped calm one of my LO's down very quickly.View Thread
I have had asthma since I was a child. In my late teens it went away (I wasn't noticing any symptoms). About 7 years ago I noticed that I was having troubles breathing and I was wheezing. I was PG at the time. Mine has not gone away again. Mine is worse in the fall and winter. I just wanted to let you know that it is possible for it to "go away" and then come back and it may not have anything to do with your pregnancy. I hope for you it does clear up after pregnancy though.
I have continued to walk and take the stairs at work and I will tell you that I still get out of breath most of the time when I walk up 3 flights of stairs. This is from LO being so high and just not having much lung capacity.View Thread
I actually hurt my grandma's feelings when I told her one day that she didn't have to do something for the kids. She wants to and told me that if she didn't she wouldn't have said she would. Sometimes I really think that is her reason to get up in the mornings.
It is so nice that you are close enough that you can be your daughter's backup. I truely beleive it does take a village to raise a child. I think that the "village" has changed over the years but that we all need help.View Thread
My SO idea of being more involved is telling me to take it easy it will always be there tomorrow for you to take care of. He will do what I ask him as long as I keep reminding him to get it taken care of. I have to ask or he won't see that it needs to be done.View Thread
I was raised by my grandparents so without them I don't know where I would be at today. My grandma still helps me with my children. We also live one house from her. My grandma helps us by taking the kids when they are sick so I can still go to work, they also go to her house after school until I get home. She will take them to the dr.'s if I need her too. She goes to every school function and sporting event. She is very involved in their lives and you can tell how much they love her. They want to share everything with her. The first phone number they learned was her's so they can call grandma anytime they want. We have dinner with her several times a week. They have a very close bond with her.
My SO parents aren't so involved at all. We go over and see them at least once a month. We only live 10 minutes apart but they never come to our house. You can tell that there isn't the closeness there that they share with their other grandma. They don't attend school functions or their events or if they do it is like pulling teeth for me to get them there. My SO tells me that his parents didn't go to his things either. Which I think is sad. Occasionally they will take them for a few hours on the weekends if we have something going on. In all honesty they really don't know my children that well. You can tell that they don't have that bond. My kids know that this is their grandparents but they aren't close.
I think the rolls of grandparents are different for every family. Though I would like to think that grandparents would want to be involved in all aspects of their grandchildren's lives. I know that isn't always possible though. There is also a huge difference in raising and helping. In one part of the article it was like the grandmother was raising the child. In that instance I might want to go on strike as well, but I was raised by my grandparents and they never went on strike. They always loved and cared for me even though their children were raised and out of the house. I think we have to make a choice and go with what works for each family. The parents and grandparents need to be openly talking about what each expects/wants.View Thread