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Old 10-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #41
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Welcome back Heather! Nice to have another team greener again lol. Getting lonely in these parts.

Anya I too barely feel pregnant. If not for the sciatica now, I'd really be 100% normal. Thank goodness with other kids at home. I just started watching a 4 year old after prek so it's madness around here during the week.

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:17 AM   #42
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No worries, mama... these aren't questions we haven't thought about & discussed ourselves, nor are they questions we haven't already been asked by family & friends.

We had actually decided before we got pregnant with LO6 that we were complete with the 5 kiddos we had. We were tossing around the idea of scheduling his Vasectomy the Friday before he had school (He is a Union Carpenter Apprentice and has a week of school every 6 mos) so he'd have all weekend to recover, and then have very light duty the following week. However, apparently someone had other plans for us because we got pregnant with LO6 in June. We were both excited right away, albeit caught off guard, and we've had many laughs about "being shown" when we thought we were done having kiddos. This baby is definitely just as welcome as her/his sisters & brothers were. BUT we know for 100% certain, without a doubt, that we are done. Now onto why we're doing it now, while I'm still pregnant.

1) We've hit our yearly deductible (300 per person, 600 per family) as well as the OOP maximum (1,500 per year, per family) for our insurance this year. So having his Vasectomy done now will make it covered in full by our insurance.

2) He has school the week of November 5th-9th, so the 2nd (Friday before, right in line with out previous plans giving him the oppertunity to recover before having to go back to work & not miss any work.) is the idea date for us.

3) We have discussed the fact that I'm still so early into this pregnancy and although I have perfect prenatal history, baby is looking great, etc... things can still happen. And we've both decided that if Heaven forbid something were to go wrong with this baby, it wouldn't change our feelings regarding the matter. We decided we were complete with 5, but then we were unexpectedly blessed with our 6th... we feel incredibly thankful & blessed for the kiddos we do have and of course we hope & pray this baby will be just as healthy as her/his brothers & sisters. We also discussed the fact that my 20 wk anatomy scan is 4 days prior to his procedure, so while I doubt it would influence our decision any, if by chance they find something wrong with the baby.. we could always change our mind. But like I said, we're both so sure either way, I doubt it would influence our decision.

I assure you we've thought long & hard about this (Started discussing it after the birth of LO5, who is 2.5.) and we both feel it's the right decision.
It sounds like you've really thought it through. I love big families...so it is nice to see someone with baby #6 on the way All of your plans seem to be falling into place nicely for you with the timing. Thanks for not being offended by my question
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #43
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Welcome back Heather! Nice to have another team greener again lol. Getting lonely in these parts.

Anya I too barely feel pregnant. If not for the sciatica now, I'd really be 100% normal. Thank goodness with other kids at home. I just started watching a 4 year old after prek so it's madness around here during the week.

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #44
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Re: Lil Shamrocks - Week of Oct 8

Oh, and I'm not worried about not feeling movement yet. That's what the home doppler is for - reassurance I'm just getting impatient since I know my body felt it earlier the past 2 times.

Oh, Heather - I'm technically team green for a few more weeks I guess until I hit 20 weeks and get the ultrasound
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I'm technically team green for a few more weeks I guess until I hit 20 weeks and get the ultrasound
Hahaha!! I'm going with this theory, too. Except I'm only team green until Monday!

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Welcome back Heather! Nice to have another team greener again lol. Getting lonely in these parts.

Anya I too barely feel pregnant. If not for the sciatica now, I'd really be 100% normal. Thank goodness with other kids at home. I just started watching a 4 year old after prek so it's madness around here during the week.

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I'm still team green too....but as the big ultrasound gets closer, it is making me waver just a bit....
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I was team green until I thought I saw boy parts on our u/s but it was too early to say, then I wanted to know!
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LOL Anya, yea I'm helping out a mom friend and a little extra in my pocket is nice! Thankfully her and my oldest play extremely well together so other than the occasional disagreement and feeding them, they entertain each other! It's just a juggling act getting to my classes after she leaves and getting the girls to the sitter..making sure I make dinner in time..ugh I really need better time management skills.

Gabi is turning 5 tomorrow and I'm trying not to be an emotional wreck about it haha. I'm making a cake with fondant for the first time so fingers crossed it turns out ok.
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LOL Anya, yea I'm helping out a mom friend and a little extra in my pocket is nice! Thankfully her and my oldest play extremely well together so other than the occasional disagreement and feeding them, they entertain each other! It's just a juggling act getting to my classes after she leaves and getting the girls to the sitter..making sure I make dinner in time..ugh I really need better time management skills.

Gabi is turning 5 tomorrow and I'm trying not to be an emotional wreck about it haha. I'm making a cake with fondant for the first time so fingers crossed it turns out ok.
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LOL Anya, yea I'm helping out a mom friend and a little extra in my pocket is nice! Thankfully her and my oldest play extremely well together so other than the occasional disagreement and feeding them, they entertain each other! It's just a juggling act getting to my classes after she leaves and getting the girls to the sitter..making sure I make dinner in time..ugh I really need better time management skills.

Gabi is turning 5 tomorrow and I'm trying not to be an emotional wreck about it haha. I'm making a cake with fondant for the first time so fingers crossed it turns out ok.
I can see how having two 4 year olds might be easier then one, they can play together.

Fondant is easy. Trick is to roll it bigger then you need and do not fuss with it once it is on. If you get a bubble just poke a hole with a toothpick. (I used to decorate wedding cakes)

Over here I am still not sleeping comfortably, this mattress is going to kill me by the end of this pregnancy!
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