The Pity Party

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Jbear - July 7

This is why I'm having a bad day...First, I have outgrown all of my maternity clothes. Today I had to go sign something at my lawyer's office and I was looking for something decent to wear. I ended up making a skirt out of a curtain. Then I got there and the lawyer hadn't read everything before he called us to come and sign it, so we get to go back next week when he's straightened things out with the other attorney. (There goes another curtain, I guess) Then the lawyer taught my 3 year old daughter a new word--bullsh*t! It was 100 degrees outside and I didn't bother to get the ac fixed in the car, since I'm not working and I figured my husband could just sweat on the way to work to save money. So I was sweating so much that sweat was running down my legs...came home and lay down in front of the fan. Next thing I knew, my husband had started a disney video for my daughter and wedged a chair under our bedroom doorknob (it works in the movies, he said) and attempted to climb the mountain that I've become. The chair came un-wedged from the door, and my daughter walked in (we were at least beneath a sheet) and started screaming. She was mad because the cape on her Snow White costume had fallen off, but I thought she was probably warped for life by what she might have seen (and the knowledge that her daddy is too cheap to buy a locking doorknob for the bedroom). So I decided we'd all go out to Mr. Gatti's, try to salvage the rest of the day. When we got there and paid our $18, there was no food on the buffet. We waited, and waited, and waited...finally three scrawny pizzas appeared, only to be snatched up by people who could move faster than a pregnant waddle. If we couldn't eat, I figured we'd at least play video games, but half the machines were broken, so we left. On the way home my daughter threw up the plate of jello which was the only thing on the buffet she would eat, since there was no pizza. And that's my bad day. Anyone else have one?

 

kellie - July 7

OMG I am so sorry. Your day really was horrible! I was just sitting here dreading the fact that I have a 8am pelvic exam tomorrow, & you made me laugh!!! =)

 

Jbear - July 7

I'm almost 32 weeks. I bought tons of maternity clothes, in two sizes. I just didn't anticipate getting this big. I lost 80 lbs before my pregnancy, so I have some big shirts that will cover me, but everything that is intended for the lower half doesn't work. This baby kicks HARD against waistbands that are even slightly snug. The b___ter knife sounds like a good idea. I think I'll probably buy a locking doorknob for the bedroom...now even my husband might agree that we need one. I used to put my daughter in her room for a nap, and she had a childproof doorknob cover so she couldn't come out until I let her out, but last week she figured out how to take the cover off, and she's tried different methods of destroying it...she tried to cook it in Barbie's oven (which doesn't heat, of course), she tried to flush it, and I've pulled it out of the fish tank and the garbage disposal.

 

Jamie - July 7

I'm having a bad life...does that count? Last week, I saw a different doctor/was in a different hospital every single day. Yesterday, I had a follow-up, where I was informed that my pregnancy should have been considered high-risk all along (I'm now 35 weeks) and I will most likely face being induced or having a c-section and will definately NOT be allowed to carry to term, because my former OB is grossly incompetant - quote from midwife I saw yesterday. Midwife recommends I file an IG complaint, which is the closest I can get to a malpractice lawsuit.

 

Lissi - July 7

Jbear, I don't think I've ever had a day that bad, but you told it in such an entertaining way, that you completely cheered me up and made me laugh. :) Have a better one!

 

Jbear - July 7

Jaime, why are you high risk? What did the OB miss? I had my daughter at 36 weeks by c-section, and while it definitely wasn't my first choice for having a baby, everything worked out fine.

 

Jamie - July 7

I don't know - these freaking doctors seem good at one thing - scaring the c___p out of me. Last week, it was my liver/kidneys - those were declared healhty. This week, they say my platelets and blood sugar levels are too low. (I pa__sed the GTT, but I do have a pre-existing condition similar to diabetes) Next week, they're gonna say I'm losing too many brain cells or some such c___p.

 

Jbear - July 7

Jaime, do you have preeclampsia? The liver tests and the low platelets sound like what they were testing me for during my first pregnancy. (I even had a lovely test where I had to save all my pee in a jug for 24 hours.)

 

Jamie - July 7

I did the pee thing! It was kinda funny - DH kept thinking the jug was orange juice...no, I do not have preeclampsia...I was tested for HELLP last week, but I have awesome blood pressure, my enzymes are normal, and no protein in urine. Only thing is the platelets.

 

Jbear - July 7

I was just reading about it, and they can do a plasma transfusion if it's necessary.

 

Jamie - July 7

Ugh...I don't want someone else's blood cells...lol...I'm sure if it comes down to that, that's what they'll do.

 

JenniferB - July 7

When you talked about making the skirt out of the curtain, all I could picture was the Carol Burnett skit on Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. I am sure I just dated myself. lol. I think you should send your lawyer a bill for the language lesson. Make sure you itemize it and come up with all the reason's that your daughter has been scarred by his behavior. :0) I had no ac in my car when I was pregnant too. It was horrible. I feel your pain on that one. I hope today is much better.

 

KrisD - July 7

JenniferB, I've seen the Carol Burnett skit - a riot! So I must be old, too! ;)

 

to Jbear - July 7

That is so funny!!!! So did you just take the curtain and pin it at the waist or just kinda fold it and tuck it like a towell? I'm 30 weeks and getting to that point also. Tops fit okay but bottoms are getting snug. Sorry you had such a bad day. Hope you have better ones.

 

JenniferB - July 7

My most comfortable outfits at the end of my pregnancy were empire waist sundresses. They have no shape to them and I looked like a balloon with arms and legs but I didn't give a d__n at that point. :0)

 

shelly - July 7

I read your post this morning and felt so bad for you.I really hope its getting better now.I'm also starting to outgrow some of my outfits and i have 5 weeks to go.

 

Jodie - July 7

I can sympathize with you on outgrowing your maternity clothes, except im only 23 weeks. Yesterday my mum came to pick me up for work and said " you really need to buy some bigger maternity clothes" then when i got to work i had a few comments on how huge i was looking, later i went to morning tea where a couple of the older women at work were sitting in the tea room, they looked really shocked when they saw me and asked how far i had to go, i told them 4 months, their reply " are you sure its not twins" then later when i was in the staff room i heard " jodie is that you, oh it is you, i just saw the belly but didnt recognise you with your hair cut". I am no longer a person, i am a gigantic belly :(

 

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