Conversation Between glowworm2k and ninna

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  1. Thanks for the well-wishes. I am so happy to no longer be pregnant. And yes, I sleep less now, but I can actually sleep when I lay down, unlike in November/December! The little guy is keeping me very busy, but he is starting to enjoy tummy time and mat time on his playmat, so I am starting to see the first signs of light at the end of the tunnel as far as this guy getting a bit more independent... and I'll take all of the hopeful signs I can! Hopefully I'll be able to get online a wee bit more in the near future, for my own sanity as much as anything else
  2. A very big congratulations to you!!! I'm glad the pregnancy is finally over for you. Even though you are awake every 2 hours in the night, isn't haven't baby in your arms WAY better than feeling enormous and being unable to see your own feet? Looking forward to hearing all about the adventures in motherhood! Til then, take take and get lots of rest. You've probably heard it before, but sleep whenever baby sleeps...(even if it's the middle of the day)...because you need lots of rest! talk to you soon....
  3. Just logged back on after my baby hiatus. My little guy arrived 12/27, weighing in at 7lbs 3oz. It was a bit of a crazy day (snowstorm and fast labour), but I'm so glad he's here. I hope 2013 is off to a good start for you! I'll share more details once I get my LO settled and fed.. typing one-handed is hard!
  4. Happy New year! Did you enter 2013 with baby in your arms or baby in your belly??? Thinking of you. Hope you are well!
  5. I hope you have a Merry Christmas... at least better than mine of aches, pains and not-so-patiently waiting for a baby!
  6. Awww. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling "off." At this late stage of the game there is no other way to feel, I don't think. I fricken hated those last few weeks. They were hell! I felt so large and awkward and all I could think was, "ugh. I just want this to be over!" I've heard that sex can trigger labour...and hey...if you're gonna try to trigger labour, that sounds like a more fun way than shoveling 20 feet of snow and walking a zillion miles to the doctor Take care my friend. Hope you have a great Christmas and when it does finally come, I wish for you a speedy and easy labour and a healthy baby. You're almost there! Hang in!
  7. Hello to you, too! I'm still here but feeling rotten. I can't explain it; I just feel "off", and have been feeling that way for about 3 days. I had a doctor's appointment today and she said based on my cervix (sorry for TMI) baby time is likely still a ways off, which was disappointing. Today was a bad day too because we had about 20cm of wet, heavy snow. I shovelled it in hopes of getting things started - no dice. Walking to and from the doctor's appointment put me over the edge: 30km/h wind and heavy snow on unplowed sidewalks, with cars splashing slush. My pants and coat were soaked through when I got there (2km away, but it took about 40 min to walk!) then falling in the snow on my way home. It reminded me of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day", which I must buy.

    And that's my diatribe - sorry for the wall of text! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and whatever other good wishes I can think up to send Take care! <3
  8. hey hey hey you! I was just thinking about you and thinking it's getting close to baby time. How are you doing? I hope you are surviving those last few hard weeks of the pregnancy. Well, merry Christmas/ Happy Hannukah/ or simply, enjoy the holidays. LOL. I never know what to say that is most politically correct. Can't wait to hear about the new arrival.
  9. Thanks for the rep ...and I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoys snow (even when it needs to be moved!)
  10. It is pretty cool, I must say. I think for SC, though, I will go by Dr. Worm... just sounds more distinguished, don't you think??

    (The funnier part is that my first name IRL is Laura, so I am getting the Dr. Laura jokes left, right and centre... maybe there's a career calling in being Canada's Dr. Laura, sex therapist, but somehow methinks not!!)
  11. Congratulations on your convocation! Job well done Dr. Glowworm2k. Omg. It must be SO cool to have "Dr." in front of your name!
  12. Haha! I remember those modems; I actually had dial-up internet until 2006, so it's really not that long ago that I heard that noise on a regular basis! I remember my DH thought I was more than a bit weird when we met in 2005 as I had 33.6kbps dial-up internet, no cable tv (I had rabbit ears), no cell phone, no vehicle of any sort.... He thought I was really out of the dark ages!
  13. Happy IRC day! The other day I sent a fax through our machine at home and my DH heard it dialing out and he didn't think "fax;" he thought, "why is god's green earth is the modem making that noise?" hehe. He was having a flashback to the 1200 baud modem we had many moons ago.
  14. Thanks for the rep Although I'm not truly old, I oftne feel like a relic of the internet when I mention IRC
    ...and I just realized you're not on my friend list; I am remedying that now.....
  15. LOL, I am totally guilty of using SC as a procrastination device on occasion (like right now!). I find, though, that it's much easier to limit myself to reading one thread/page of comments then getting back to work than it is to limit myself to just one game of boggle... the 'play again' button is just too tempting!
  16. Yeah. In university, "Spear of Destiny" was the game crutch I used to procrastinate. Now it's Smart Canucks (LOL...says she as she surfs SC instead of writing her report for work!)
  17. Thanks for the rep! I used to get somewhat 'hooked' on online boggle when I was working on my thesis. I realized that it was a crutch that made it much easier for me to procrastinate (not a good thing to do when you're working on something so long and involved as a thesis), so now I try to limit my word games to the ones in the paper
  18. Thanks for the rep! It's very true that it's a lot easier to say 'no' when there's an allergy involved. It's actually super-awesome for my waist as anything creamy or overly rich makes me bloat up like a dirigible... one bite's okay, but any more and I pay! :S
  19. Thanks for the rep! It wasn't a fun experience with the toe but I can remember being thankful that it got me out of running laps for a week in gym class <-- The funny stuff you remember, eh?!
  20. Thanks for the rep! I am happy for now to lift my own heavy things, but cutting the queue in a washroom with the encouragement of other people in line is proving to be just delightful!
  21. I'm just 15 weeks right now.... Thank goodness for that, because I can't imagine being 30+ weeks and having trouble getting around in the hot weather we've been getting! It's nice because it's still a secret to anyone who I haven't told and I can still fit into all of my regular clothes, although I imagine that won't be for too much longer

    Baby is due at the end of December, so I'll be doing everything in my power to make sure baby arrives before new years (and save myself an extra year of daycare costs!!)
  22. Thanks for the blue blankie reps! I will be a joy to watch your own little one become attached to a fave toy or item. How far along are you now?
  23. Thanks for the rep, ninna! I have to have a final copy of my thesis submitted for defence by Friday at 3pm. I am just fine-tuning things right now so hopefully I'll have it done to hand in on Monday. The defence will come in August (before my birthday - yay!!). I just can't wait to be done
  24. Thanks for the rep and good wishes We're definitely excited!
  25. Thanks for the rep! I hope you have a great day
  26. Thanks for the rep! The 1980s are totally the best!
    Have a great day
  27. Thanks for the good wishes I certainly need all the help I can get; I freely admit that the whole experience is beyond exhausting. Luckily for me, I'm currently writing my analysis, which puts me near the end of my journey. I have four analytic chapters; three are drafted and in the process of revision (due to the advisor by COB Friday). That won't be too much of a strech. The fourth is due on or before March 1. It's a bit trickier as it's not fully drafted and I want to incorporate some Foucauldian analyses that make my mind spin in my weaker moments :s
  28. Good luck with your thesis. Just those three letters (PhD) and I'm exhausted thinking about it. LOL. I got as far as a master's degree at Ottawa U (in English literature) and my brains were mush and I needed a break from academia. I'd originally thought I'd like to do a PhD as well, but I just don't have it in me anymore. It's a very intense commitment, so I wish you the best of luck!
  29. Thanks for the rep! Right now, I'm finishing my Ph.D. in criminology at the University of Ottawa. I'm writing about older (age 50+) marginalized and homeless women and their experiences of identity and community life. It's super interesting, but often leaves me mentally and emotionally exhausted at the end of the day.
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