02-21-2014 11:44 AM
02-21-2014 06:49 PM
Nicole: Starbucks did help! I managed to clean the rest of the house, minus layla's and our bedrooms. I'll do those tomorrow since its mostly just hanging up and putting clothes away.. the whole time consuming aspect of it, plus wrestling Layla trying to undo what I am cleaning.. little stinker!
I decided that since DH prefers to induldge in Beer and smoking (and I am livid over this!! I hate hate hate smoking and hate even more that thats anywhere near layla for health reasons...especially with DH's ear history!), I decided I'd start spending $7 a month on a bag of starbucks coffee for myself
Tara: I gave up caffinated coffee when i was pregnant with Layla as well.It was so hard.. lol. I am addicted to the starbucks now.. my neighbor got me hooked on it since thats all she drinks. You will love the second trimester! and the doppler gives such a peace of mind... I can't express how much peace of mind it gave me on the "quieter days".
afm- DH is looking at facing surgery. His good ear drum ruptured a few weeks ago, and he is considered legally deaf right now (his other eardrum was repaired as a kid and its also on borderline of rupturing currently.). The ENT dr said they wont do surgery for another six months because they want to monitor this "huge hole"... stupid if you ask me! However, about that time, I'll be done with school, which takes a load off me and wondering how i will take care of him and layla and housework and a possible pregnancy about that same time. =x providing we do try and that depends on pap results in may. Layla still isn't talking , but still making her sounds and alot of "eaglet screeching" lol. She has an appt with her pediatrician on March 4th. I feel like she should be at least saying something..anything..by now. She is so intelligent.. I just wonder if shes holding it all in..or if she has problems with her ears as well. DH was deaf until he was 8 due to his major ear issues. However, she has no problems hearing you opening a wrapper or opening the fridge! She loves "chase" and being chased. and hide and seek (however, you have to hide and she finds you). She also loves to throw her ball to you and play catch. I just worry about that whole "no talking" thing.
02-22-2014 02:12 PM
Brie- Yeah, I was a coffee drinker before getting PG. Cutting it out has been difficult at times because it sounds amazing. That is such a bummer about your DH's hearing and ruptured ear drum. Hope he doesn't have any more hearing loss. Does he sign since he was deaf as a child? Doesn't seem like a bad ide to bring up your concern with her Doc. Some kids just reach those milestones later than others and it's totally normal, Does she respond to her name being called?
02-23-2014 09:09 AM
Tara: congrats on finally out of first trimester!!
No, I dont believe he does sign, he used to get a cowbell tied around his neck so he could wander the farm and his family could find him lol. Plus he had a dog like Kasey who watched over him. He's so stubborn that if he did loose his hearing, he wouldnt sign. Its an independence thing I guess. It doesnt seem a bad idea, and i could take it and it count for my degree. layla does respond to her name...when she chooses to. she responds by running away usually lol
02-23-2014 08:03 PM
02-24-2014 04:23 PM
Brie- That's a good thing she responds to her name. I may have said it before, but I've known people who's child hasn't talked for a very long time and they are just fine. It just took them a little longer. Hope the doc can give you some more reassuarance. DH really wants to teach our kid how to sign cause he thinks it would be a great skill to have. I know my nephew learned some signing in preschool. It was a neat thing to watch him learn.
Christine- I'm glad the Zoloft is working for you and that you got help. Anxiety can be really challenging to cope with on your own. Jordyn's crawling, yay! Independence here she comes. Man, time is flying by! Sounds like life hasn't slowed down much for you. Are you still running? I am super excited about the 2nd trimester! I stopped drinking coffee in December after our transfer. I have gone so long without it and powered through that in a way I'm proving something to myself. I know I could have some though and it sounds amazing! Mmm, a vanilla latte my favorite!
AFM- Just trying to make it through my work week. Didn't sleep the best my first two nights on. Half way through though so that is nice. Have my second OB appt late tomorrow afternoon. Assuming it wil be pretty quick and uneventful.