Hey ladies, its been a bit slow, so I thought I'd start a chat thread so we can talk about whatever. So what are you up to this week? How was your weekend?
AFM-I've got a busy week at work until Thursday. I'm not dealing with this time change very well. I also have to somehow find the time to get an oil change and go to the chiro. The chiro wants to see me 3x per week still, but she is only open during work hours and my bosses are starting to get pissed that I leave so often with that and my midwife appointments, so I'm just going to have to tell her I can't come that often.
I had a good productive weekend of cleaning, studying and relaxing. Our wireless router went down this weekend and we dont get a new one until thursday, so it helped me to not geek and watch tv. I also visited a friend that had a baby 3 weeks ago. That was intense. I got a bit scared. He was screaming his head off the whole time. I dont know what Im in for...haha. She looked great though and baby is doing good. I also went with another friend to a cloth diaper store and learned a LOT. Makes me want to try to do it full time. But we will just have to see with daycare and all. I also went to a BBQ with my college friends. I got to see lots of old friends. My ex-coworker/friend was there and she is pregnant again and just found out its a boy. Lots of boys lately. Exciting that Henry will have so many friends close in age!
I am hoping for a nice easy and slow week! I have to write a paper for my grad class and work on a slideshow for our basketball banquet but my afternoons are free with no more basketball which is nice. I have al ight week teaching wise this week and my classes are doing a computer activity and watching a movie this week so it should give me a lot of down time in the classroom which is also nice! I relaxed a lot this weekend and actually feel energized which hopefully is a sign I can get through the next 3 weeks and not go early
I am packing up and moving to the city to await baby. I am heading into my office in a few minutes to finalize stuff there (I will be working while I am in the city, but I have stuff to clean up in my office here).
I think once I am in Anchorage and the last of my work duties transferred, I will relax. This baby has to wait at least one more week!!
Elizabeth, your boss sounds like a real a-hole. Who gets mad at a pregnant lady for missing work for necessary appts? When are you supposed to go to these when they have you working crazy hours?? I bet you're sooo looking forward to some solid weeks off of that place. It really makes me grateful for my accomadating work place.
Aimee, I'm glad things have calmed down for you with basketball being over and what not. Hopefully the last few weeks of your pregnancy are nice and relaxing.
AFM, we had a nice weekend. DS get over being sick and we went to a family fun center yesterday. That was fun, but exhausting for me because I do so much following him around and standing. We got some of the baby stuff set up though, the pack and play and swing. Just kinda setting stuff up as we clean it. We're taking DS to a sibling class at the hospital on Saturday too, pretty excited about that!
About moi - I'm pissy and moody and and and.. I did way too much this weekend and I think I'm paying for it.. I hurt. I feel like this little guy is crawling out of me as we speak.. it feels so "full" between my legs when I walk.. like I'm walking around something sticking out.. TMI, I know.
This past weekend I did some letter shopping at the Hobby Lobby for his name.. but I didn't like how they turned out so I'll be looking on Amazon for already painted letters.
Got the stroller put together and car seat installed..
Other than had lunch and ran errands with my mom on Saturday, that's about it.
I know poor DD is DYING with being so bored. I really can't do much and DH had to work this weekend.. she was sooo bored.
Elizabeth - I agree with everyone about your boss. My boss is super great and I feel awful when I need to leave early to get to appts but he said it is the best of both worlds because me doing my duties for half or most of the day is better than them going undone. It is crazy how some people don't understand what it takes to carry the baby and makse sure it is all good!
Cristan - it is crazy that you have to go and leave and wait for the baby... I am glad it is the option though so you can be safe and prepared.
joan - I went ot a place like that a few weeks ago and luckily my daughter did not go too far since it was a PACKED day and she was a bit overwhelmed. There was a chair next to the one place she wanted to stay so I thought that was good.
Adriana- You got a TON done!!! no wonder your body is barking at you today lol. I actually said to DH last night we got a lot done with very little strain so I feel good about that. I also said to him that I can't wait to do some things with my daughter once this is over because I feel awful that she is just stuck running aroudn with us or not getting any 3 year old time. Her parties she has coming up should help and my MIL and one of DH's aunts are taking her to see Rapunzel at a local children's theater so I know that she will have some her time.... OH and I agree more than ever about the crawling out of me.. right now she is moving and it is no longer cute but PAINFUL!!!
AFM... this day is dragging but going fast.. not sure if that makes sense... My mondays always kind of stink because it is my "lecture" day so I am on my feet more and stuff... I so did not get nearly what I wanted to done today but tomorrow I have a lot of time while my class is in the computer lab to work on my paper and stuff.
Elizabeth - I agree with everyone else, that sucks that your boss doesn't "get" all of the stuff that goes into pregnancy. That's really hard. I hope they aren't giving you too hard of a time.
Adriana - I agree with Aimee - no wonder you're feeling cranky! You did a ton this weekend. Haha, remember a week or so ago when I had my total meltdown....the day AFTER we had worked our butts off getting the nursery ready and everything? It's no coincidence, I think. You're just handling it better than I did.
Cristan - I think that's so interesting about how ladies in AK have to go stay in special areas to deliver safely (because your home towns are too far away from the hospital, right?) I have another friend on PO from AK, and she had to do the same thing. Do they have special programs (like, hotels set up near the hospitals just for that reason) since it sounds kind of common there?
Joan - Oh, that sounds very fun for your DS, but EXHAUSTING for you. I wanted to take T to do something special this weekend, and I considered something like that but thought that I would just be too tired after being on my feet all day, so we went to the movies instead. I bet your DS had a wonderful time though!
Aimee - Yay for having an easier day tomorrow! I hope that you get to sit down and rest soon today.
AFM - This is my last week of work, so I have a ton that I have to do to get everyone ready before I go. Oh my gosh, I can't WAIT to be out of work for months at a time. LOL I like my job, but I'm still ready to stay home and just get ready for/have/take care of my little sweetheart for a while.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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My weekend - well, Friday DH got home and we went to PetSmart to get some more fish. They're doing good, the water is testing good, but one specific species has a dead one in there about once a week. The ONLY reason I noticed this last one is because there was something in the tank and DH was like...looks like the remains of a fish. (It did, honestly, but I think(hope) it was just poo and ...whatever, stuck together)...when I was glaring at it, I noticed a dead fish. *sigh* I HATE when animals die. I know they're "just fish" but..I'm like, hello!! Why can't I keep the freakin fish alive? We've been to a place like an hour away twice to ask for expert advice. They don't have any for us since our water is good, food is good, temp is good, everything is good...they said it might be just ...bad fish we're getting. Anyway, then Saturday I worked for a little bit then went over to the MIL's for dinner and got to see all the IL's. It was good seeing (some) of them, but we didn't stay long. I went couponing and DH went to the auto parts store. Sunday, DH was working on a friends (of mine) car, then he decided he wanted to go fishing....so we went fishing for a few hours and then came home and resumed work on the car. He got it mostly done. We're saving my friend a lot of money and the shop wouldn't have even started on it until today or tomorrow. DH says he'll finish it when he gets home today.
Wednesday I'm going to go see my mom. I got a little (okay a lot) frustrated today because the roof people called and wanted to come out Wednesday and I told them no..and they acted like they HAD to come out Wednesday. I'm like it's been a month and a half with the roof like that, you've been extra slow about getting crap repaired (like my heat) and all the sudden there's a super rush on it?? Uh, no.
Tomorrow, I have a doc appt and then I'm going to get my car inspected...and hopefully try to figure out how to mount my front license plate ...since there's no holes for it. No, I didn't get a new car.. but my Mustang has been registered in Carolina for it's whole life and I finally registered it here.
So - Tues doc appt and state inspection (and work) Wednesday going to my moms, Thursday coming home, Friday roofers are coming (and I work) and Saturday I work. That's about it in a nutshell.
I'm freakin tired. Nap time!
I think i'm exhausted reading all of your posts. lol
AFM, Friday I was with my mom and dad all day shopping and doing laundry. So I paid for that all weekend long being sore and with swollen feet.
Today the hubby and I went to the party store and walmart to pick up a few things for the shower favors this weekend.
Tomorrow morning, we will be at the unemployment office for a 9am meeting because they are switching me to extended benefits and I have to go in in person to turn in a bunch of paperwork...tried to go last week but was told I was a week early...really? The letter I was sent said to go in BEFORE March 20th...so we went Friday and somehow were a week early. I don't get it...lol. Try to do something on time and early to make sure it's done and taken care of the correct way and it's still wrong...I give up!
Thursday I have my 35 week dr appt with the lovely GBS swab and then Friday we will be grocery shopping again(I hate grocery shopping) then Sunday is my shower. So nothing too exhausting, just seems like a lot going on. Oh and one day this week, I'll need to get back to my mom and dads to get some more laundry done...I hate doing laundry too...lol!
Jill - I was on unemployment a few years back and they are SO picky about the dates. You can't turn in a slip even one day early. Some of you ladies sound soooo busy, I'd be dying.
Jessica - I can't believe the roofing guys were such a pain about Wed. How hard is it to understand, "I can't do Wed?"
AFM - I have my 36 week appt today. GBP swab. FUN!!