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February 12th, 2013 12:01 PM #151
@joyfulmomto8, congratulations and welcome! and wow, what an amazing family!
So exciting a bunch of us have anatomy scans coming up or are getting them scheduled. I'm still a little nervous about it but once we know everything looks good, it will be a huge relief and THEN I cannot wait to know what we're having. I just want to be able to use the right pronoun at this point. Kudos to all you ladies who are waiting to find out, I don't think I could do it!
Nurseries...we will have one, but it's causing quite the room shuffle around here. A few years back we renovated a 3 bedroom cape with one bedroom downstairs and two upstairs. We use the downstairs bedroom (and honestly, the whole upstairs is just a guest room/jumble of stuff at this point!) So we'll be setting up one of the upstairs rooms as the nursery and the other as our room so we're not up and down the stairs all night. Office/guestroom moves downstairs, gym equipment into the sunroom...the furniture shuffle just keeps building on itself. If we have more children while in this house, they will be sharing a room though--we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!
February 12th, 2013 06:48 PM #153Mrs. H.
Trying for our first!
If it's a boy: Josiah Walker "Joe"
If it's a girl: Clementine Marvel
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February 12th, 2013 08:24 PM #155Senior Member
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Ok I have question for everyone. I'm a chronic migraine "getter" I have had migraines since the age of 5 when I started school. I know my trigger (heat/humidity, stress, sudden changes in life etc) I've had the CAT scans and like. I've been on daily medication and medication as needed, sometimes at the same time. When I have the migraines I'm like most; light, sound and smell sensitive, I also get queasy and most time empty my stomach a couple times, and most the time they are only 2 dayers but over the last two weeks I've had 2 4 dayers. In my life migraines com in cycles I will have a year or two of almost constant migraines and then 2 with barely any.
Through the 1st trimester I had a couple not too bad and the Tylenol extra strength was working ok ( I'm used to much more powerful medications) Now though it is doing nothing for me, I honestly expected that. I've called the dr. and am in the process of getting a prescription to help.
Here is the real question, what am I going to do with a newborn/toddler in the near future with chronic migraines? As of now I'm 21, I work full time at a day care. I have learned to work through the pain as much as I can because I'm an adult and have responsibilities. But with a child I will be with at least the 1st 4 months of it's I can't take a day off, I need to figure out how to handle both. A crying/screaming child when on these days I really need lay down and sleep with no light or noise.
Any one been through it? What do you do? I plan on getting back on medication after birth/breastfeeding but it's not instant relief and the like.I'm Alix Louise
Wife to Skyler James since 4/28/12
Mommy to Daphne Valora since 8/02/13
When we have another
Boy : Sebastian, Jasper, Edgar
Girls: Sonia, Matilda
February 12th, 2013 08:52 PM #157Senior Member
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My mother had regular migraines with I was very young, and I can just remember being told that she needed to rest, and we turned off the lights and didn't make a sound. Even at 5 or 6, we knew what we were supposed to do. I don't know how she handled us when we were babies - likely took us to bed with her, so the second we started to cry, she could quiet us with nursing.
I will say that the first time you become sick yourself after having a kid, it fully hits you how much responsibility you have (and it sucks). No more going to bed and doing everything necessary to make sure you get well. Instead, you feel terrible and are stumbling around trying to care for someone else. For me, it was when my first son was 3 months, and it was so awful I kept thinking, "How can I ever have another kid?"
But here I am, pregnant with #4. Like you said you do now, you're an adult and you just deal with it. The same when you have children. Somehow, you just get used to that kind of thing, and it feels less and less terrible each time. I can't explain it. I mean, some women have horrible, terrible morning sickness where they can't get off the couch - and still manage to have their kids 12 months apart. You will learn to deal with it and your child will, too. A few weeks ago I had a stomach virus, plus had two other kids sick. I threw up, then still got up the next morning with the baby and made do. Compared to how I felt when I got sick that first time with just one kid, this time barely even fazed me. I even had all my wisdom teeth out this summer and still managed to nurse my son through the haze of pain, because I had to. It felt inconvenient, but I didn't resent it, and it didn't feel like that big of a deal. Bottom line: what seems impossible now will become possible.
February 13th, 2013 10:10 AM #159
Clover, love your advice and I feel like I should print that "bottom line" and put it on my fridge!
Alfiejoe, migraines are awful, so sorry to hear that you deal with this so frequently! I do think you'll just find a way. You'll work through it all you can and some days, maybe you will need to stay in a dark room, set up baby's swing or bouncer, bassinet, and whatever toys will comfort and keep him/her occupied within arm's reach, and just make do. You'll figure it out. Do you have a support system nearby? I'm blessed to have my MIL a few towns away and know that if I ever were sick enough that I couldnt handle it, I'd have someone to call. Just knowing that there is an option to "call for backup" might give you the peace of mind to not need to use it.