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Feeling chatty??

I am!! What's everyone up to? DH is at school for about another hour, then he's got an hour drive home. I haven't cooked dinner and don't plan on it LOL When he calls, I'm gonna tell him he can either have frozen pizza or Chinese. HA! SO THERE! I cook every night, I figure I can take one night off every now and again.

I've been looking at baby clothes online. It occurred to me that I had mentioned to my mom that I wanted something for the baby that says I love Daddy on it. She said she had bought some things that said that. But when she came to my baby shower, she didn't bring ANYTHING because she's buying me the glider and she wanted to make sure it matched the crib. :rolleyes: So.. now I'm thinking she didn't have those clothes, either. DH's birthday is tomorrow. I have no idea what to get him, but I think as part of his gift, I'm gonna get him a card from Julie. I gave him a Father's Day card from the dog last year and he got super emotional - but I think it's because he misses HIS dad (he passed two years ago). I also realized that DH and I have bought absolutely nothing for the baby. Everything has been given to us. I'd really like to pick something out for her - from both of us, but he'd have to be with me and that's rare.

Also, I need to know what you ladies think about this. A friend of mine (who, actually has been a seriously CRAP friend lately) showed up today with all kinds of baby stuff. She had a miscarriage 6 years ago. All the stuff she gave me is from when she found out she was pregnant. She went out and bought alllllll this stuff and then a few weeks into the pregnancy, she lost the baby. I'm not sure how to feel about all these clothes she gave me. On one hand, I'm grateful for more stuff... but... I dunno, I just feel weird.

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I could be chatty! Smile

We had a couple of dr appts today. One for me for my 30 weeks. It was pretty routine. BP was good. I'm up about 20lbs but the dr says he is good with that and see's nothing wrong with it. Me..not so much! But...heart rate was 136 and i'm measuring right at 30 weeks too. Oh and he only heard her heartbeat..no multiple scare like last time..I like this dr. Hahahaha!
Then we had a dr appt for my step son. Who got into his first fight the middle of January(dumb run their mouths kind of crap then can't back anything up-dumb boys!) and he ended up with a fractured nose. So we had to take him into an ENT-yeah it took this long. They can't do anything with it until he turns 16 at least. So that was that.
Then...were in the middle of a snow storm and I use that term loosely because well, I am from Chicago....but...it took us 2 hours to make a 45 min drive. Have I mentioned lately that I hate the snow and would love to be living back down in FL? Sigh...

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Jessica, I would take the clothes if I were you. Maybe she is making up for being a bad friend lately?

Jill, oops just saw this! Glad your appt went well. Sorry to hear about your step son, that stinks.

I'm worn out, just got home from work. I have a midwife appt tomorrow. Im so happy its friday and I have the morning off! We are going to ikea on saturday and I have to work on Sunday.

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Jessica, I would take the clothes. She might have been a crap friend lately because your being pregnant is hard for her. The clothes are probably her trying to make amends and ... well ... no reason for them to go to waste just because of the circumstances. Also, I'd just ask my mom outright if she got those clothes.

Jill, OMG about your step-son! I don't look forward to that kind of stuff when DS gets older.

AFM, I have guard duty this weekend then I'm on military duty all week next week. I have to do 15 days a year and want to knock some out before I have the baby so I'm not scrambling to get them all done by Sept of next year. We also scheduled DS appt to have his tubes removed. It's a minor surgery and we've been through it, but it's always scary when they have to knock them out.

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The one thing I miss about my last board is how chatty we were. There were TONS of posts everyday and a good 20 people that posted on a daily basis. It helped to kill some time and keep us all going during the pregnancy lol.

Jessica: I totally say ordering food is the way to go some nights!!! I also agree with others that I would take the clothes and also that her bad actions lately could be some jealousy and even sadness at the pregnancy thing.

Jill: I hate when rides take way longer then they are supposed to!!! it is nuts!

Joan: How come you are having the tubes removed? We just let my daughters fall out on their own. The first set didn't even last a year but as of Dec these were still in and doing great.

AFM: Well we had a snow day today... annoys me in one way because it is not even snowing yet and at first we were having an early release at 10:43 which means we don't have ot make the day up but then the governor came on and asked schools to cancel so we did and now it is an extra day I have to go back in June from my maternity. it still has not even started to snow... they are predicting 30 inches by Sunday BLAH!!! My birthday is Sunday and I was born in the blizzard of 78 so we always get a big storm around my birthday...YUCK but at least maybe we will finish my daughters room and get Rylee's going or done!

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Aimee - total bummer about the snow day! What a waste.

As for the tubes, the first set fell out, so for the second set, they put in a t-shaped tube so they could be in for 2 years. They have to be removed.

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I could be chattier today. I wish I could chat more often, but I can't really log on during work hours.

I have an appt this morning at 10:30, I'm sure it will just be measuring the baby and listening to the heartbeat, but its nice to have the morning off work.

Last night we had to take my dog to the vet and to get a prescription for prozac. It was the last resort. We will also be hiring a behaviorist to come to our house. She is just being so bad lately (I think its because we just moved) but its causing me and DH to fight a lot. We had to skip our valentines day dinner because of her behavior and we think its only going to get worse when the baby is here. We are going to attempt to go out to eat tonight. I have the D.A.P ready, her calming treats, a citronella bark collar and a fort in front of the door. We can't crate her because she ends up hurting herself until she escapes.

What else? Well I mentioned Ikea tomorrow. Not much else going on with me. My first baby shower is next weekend with DH's family. I'm excited and nervous!! Well I will update more after the appt!

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"eliann" wrote:

Last night we had to take my dog to the vet and to get a prescription for prozac. It was the last resort. We will also be hiring a behaviorist to come to our house. She is just being so bad lately (I think its because we just moved) but its causing me and DH to fight a lot. We had to skip our valentines day dinner because of her behavior and we think its only going to get worse when the baby is here. We are going to attempt to go out to eat tonight. I have the D.A.P ready, her calming treats, a citronella bark collar and a fort in front of the door. We can't crate her because she ends up hurting herself until she escapes.

WOW! I hope the behaviorist helps you guys. How frustrating. Sad
At least you've got the upcoming baby shower to get excited about!!! My work is throwing me a small lunch next week on Friday. I'm really excited and I work with NOTHING but guys, so it's really sweet of them.

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Oh and Aimee, I could totally use a snow day.

Joan-That's sweet of your co-workers! Some nice guys...most guys wouldn't think to do that. Hope your DS's surgery goes well and he doesn't have any side effects from the anesthesia.

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Elizabeth, I hope your dog starts behaving better! That sounds crazy.

Aimee, they do that here - canceling schools and whatnot, even when it hasn't even started snowing.

AFM, the insurance adjuster is supposed to be here in a few minutes to survey the damage done by the tree. Finally. Maybe next week we can move forward in getting some friggin' heat in this place. I mean, the space heaters do okay, but I'd rather have HEAT, ya know? Plus I worry about my dogs if it's too cold outside... how cold is it inside?

I FREAKED OUT last night. I mean, crying like crazy! I cried all night long. Didn't get any sleep. DH was rubbing my leg and telling me he was never going to leave - never going to cheat blahblahblah, which is WHY I was crying (don't ask) but it wasn't helping to hear him say those things. Well, it was to a degree.. Atleast he was trying. This morning, I call him... he immediately says we're okay and don't be sad anymore to which I bust into tears again - and cry all morning. THEN, I realize I never told him happy birthday (it's today) and I REALLY started crying.

So - judge me if you will, but I called my OB and asked if I could be put back on my anti depression meds. I'm so sad all the time. I mean, if I can't get myself straight, I'm gonna lose my husband and my job. They haven't called me back yet, so I don't know if they're going to allow it, but I really hope they do. It can't be good for baby either - me whirling around in my own head all the time and crying over situations that exist ONLY in my head but I can't stop obsessing about and worrying about them.

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Jessica, I'm sorry sorry you're dealing with all of that. I didn't realize you went off anti-depression meds when you got pregnant, no wonder you're having a hard time emotionally. Sad Hopefully the doctor can do something for you, if not ... just remember, only two more months to go. Maybe you can have the meds ready to do for as soon as you pop the baby out. My friend had to drop her anxiety meds during her pregnancy and she couldn't wait to get back on them as soon as she had the kiddos. ((Big hugs))

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Jessica, big hugs! I do not judge you at all. I've never taken any depression/anxiety meds even though at times I've considered it. But I told DH the other night that if I weren't pregnant right now, I'd be going straight to the doctor to get them. Things are rough right now. And if you had trouble before being pregnant, I'm sure its 10x tougher now. I have a friend that took them throughout her pregnancy and everything was fine. I think in most cases they are safe to take.

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Jessica: sorry you are feeling so down. I think the doc will tell you what is safest and you should def be taking care of you because like you said it is not healthy for baby if you are a mess.

Well the snow started and is coming down pretty good right now. They have a ban in effect for no driving in the entire state of MA starting at 4 unless you are emergency personnel. It is crazy. I am ok to be snowed in for a day but hope we can get out Sunday for my birthday.

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Holy crap! A ban on driving for the ENTIRE STATE?? That must be some serious snow!

Okay so the MW called me back and called me in some Zoloft.

Should I tell my husband? Those who have never suffered from depression tend to judge others that do. He's never been depressed. I was on Prozac when we met and I came off of it because I thought it was my ex husband causing me to be like that. I'm kind of torn. I think he should be in the know about everything baby but I think he gets sad when I tell him I'm depressed because he thinks it's him and he's not doing a good enough job for me.

On another note, my older brother is on the way here. Very weird. I haven't seen him since my wedding (last May) and before that it was 2 years ago. My mom left his Christmas presents here and he's finally coming to get them lol

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I would tell DH but only because me and DH tell each other everything.

We are getting 20-30 inches of snow. Mif caught driving it is a $500 fine

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So.. MIL came over for dinner. DH said he was going to cook steaks. I thought it was little cold to grill, but bought them anyway. We can always cook 'em inside. He gets home and says he's going to grill. Then he changes his mind again. LOL Anyway, we played some Rummy - he won. She leaves...and DH goes to bed shortly thereafter.

And he starts talking about his dog. His dog has been at MIL's house since last weekend. He said he'll be back next weekend. I said YAY! I've MISSED him! With a really huge eyeroll behind it. He said that he dog has been doing better since he's been medicated. No pacing back and forth and less accidents on the floor. I said okay. He said his mom is worried about the kids in the house (they live there with my BIL) and my DH was like, how would you feel if he bit one of the kids? I said...ummm, how would YOU feel if he BIT OUR BABY?? He gave me this weird look and he was like...um, he'll be gone by them. He's only staying here until BIL moves out (BIL has been "meaning" to move out for a year now)... I said okay, what if he doesn't move out? DH said that the dog will go back with his mom anyway when the baby comes. YAY!!! That definitely gave me some peace of mind.

What are you ladies up too? Been kinda quiet around here lately and .... I need some posts to read while I shove my mouth full of food! LOL

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That's a BIG step!!! I'm really glad he's come to the realization that the dog is tempermental and may not be the best to be around a new baby! Smile

I updated my blog today - TWICE! ROFL

Ummm.. Been a texting ho today with friends.. Had a nice nap while DD watched BIG. Went to get Zantac b/c I just couldn't take the whole vomitting stuff.. Did a lot of laundry cuz DH works this weekend (even though he doesn't want me doing anything around the house right now..)

That's about it! Biggrin I'm boring. lol..

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Yay for the dog being gone before the baby arrives, I bet hearing that was a huge stress reducer. Did you end up telling your DH about the zoloft?

My weekend has been nutso but productive. I already mentioned I went crazy cleaning everything today. I also woke up at 6:30am and went to the office for half a day. Yesterday after going to ikea, we tackled assembling our new bed. When it was done I started to reorganize the closets and I noticed my clothes that were hanging were all soaking wet. SOAKING! And it hadn't really even rained, just a little drizzle. So I had to wash all that stuff and now we have a huge plastic bin sitting in our closet. I told the landlord they said they are on it ASAP...I'm just scared the ceiling is going to cave in. Where did all that water come from with only a bit of drizzling rain? We think the attic may be ponding. So scary!

Anyway, the baby's dresser is also assembled and I've started to wash his clothes too. I got a bunch of 2nd hand clothes today from a friend. There was so much. I'm kind of bummed, because I didn't look through it all, I just took the box and I didn't even think about it but her baby was born in late summer, so the age/season is all off. Some things will work, but do I offer to give her back the ones that don't work or just keep them? Problem is we have little to none storage space. We got 2 more offers for baby boy clothes from DH's coworkers and I haven't even had my shower yet. I'm thinking I will have to decline, unless I can look through it first.

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Yay for him coming to his senses about the dog.

Our weekend was pretty low key. DH and DSS went and picked up the crib yesterday and got it all put together. We still need to get a mattress for it, so maybe sometime this week we will do that.
Then today I went to my mom and dads house because her and her friend that are doing the baby shower were working on the invites so they can be sent out this week. So I went over there to be with them and do some laundry. It's free to do it at their house as opposed to having to pay her load here at our apartments. Other than that, nothing exciting here.

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How exciting that the crib is all set up Jill!

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Awesome news about the dog!!!

Well this weekend we were snowed in Friday and Saturday... one would think that would mean I got a lot done but NOPE!!! I did some stuff but overall it was lazy and then come Sunday which was my birthday I was STRESSED... So we got some stuff done around the house and I made my daughters Valentines. Then we went out and left her at my in-laws and I got her Easter basket stuff and also something small for Valentines day. Then two of my friends took me out to dinner and that was about it. We have this week with school and then next week is our winter break. My life is all basketball for the next couple of weeks because we have make up games and it is going to be insane!!!