What's your fav way to waste time?

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What's your fav way to waste time?

I'm spending my ok-to-waste time pretty evenly between the following activities:

1) Looking at baby name websites and then getting overwhelmed because there are so many names - how will we ever pick the perfect one? I'll find a name I kind of like for a moment, find out that it's like #4 in popularity, decide that's too common, look at about 4 more names that are all weird and unpronounceable, and then give up.

2) Looking at maternity clothes online, then reminding myself that I have a whole maternity wardrobe from last time that I need to dig out from the basement.

3) Reading every single "Pregnancy Week by Week" guide on the internet. They all say pretty much the same thing, but it doesn't matter, I must read them all.

3) Googling "Belly shots 12 weeks" and comparing my own quickly expanding middles to other women's. Making excuses for why I'm bigger than Mommy A and making excuses for why I'm smaller than Mommy B.

4) Googling "risk of miscarriage at 12 weeks", reading a few horror stories, and then resolving to not ever google that again.

5) Going back to looking at names. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

What are you all up to these days?

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I waste ALOT of time on projectnursery.com trying to get ideas for babys room. I have soo many ideas already!! I've also been crocheting little hats for both boys and girls. I figure i'll sell the ones I won't need. Biggrin

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Lmao....well number one search in my house is.... Week 4,5,6,7 and now 8 and no symptoms!!! I guess that each week I will find something but I don't!

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Bahahahahahahahahaha Mari! Who knew that no m/s could be worse than m/s? Biggrin After you see a gorgeous completely healthy bean on Wednesday, I hope that you are able to enjoy your lack of gagginess a little better.

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Watching horrible TV after my son goes to bed! I have watched way too many episodes of the Kardashians.

I am trying to resist the urge to Google the scary stuff. I have also been trying to come up with baby names, since my girl name, the one I've planned to use for fifteen years, is now the #1 rising name in popularity and I'm not sure I can bring myself to use it.

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Alissa, we do some of the same things! I waste time by:

1. Logging into FB, deciding I've already read everything and then log onto pg.org
2. Reading every bolded thread for the new info, wait 5 minutes and frown because there's no new info
3. Re-load FB, still have read everything on there.
4. Re-load pg.org, still have read everything on there. Decide I'll read birthing stories.
5. Google 11 week pregnancy everything, including miscarriages.
6. Cry.
7. Get paranoid.
8. Cry.

Oops, that's too honest. What I mean is, I clean in my down time, doesn't everyone?

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

I'm spending my ok-to-waste time pretty evenly between the following activities:

1) Looking at baby name websites and then getting overwhelmed because there are so many names - how will we ever pick the perfect one? I'll find a name I kind of like for a moment, find out that it's like #4 in popularity, decide that's too common, look at about 4 more names that are all weird and unpronounceable, and then give up.

2) Looking at maternity clothes online, then reminding myself that I have a whole maternity wardrobe from last time that I need to dig out from the basement.

3) Reading every single "Pregnancy Week by Week" guide on the internet. They all say pretty much the same thing, but it doesn't matter, I must read them all.

3) Googling "Belly shots 12 weeks" and comparing my own quickly expanding middles to other women's. Making excuses for why I'm bigger than Mommy A and making excuses for why I'm smaller than Mommy B.

4) Googling "risk of miscarriage at 12 weeks", reading a few horror stories, and then resolving to not ever google that again.

5) Going back to looking at names. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

What are you all up to these days?

You just described my "favorite way to waste time" activities to a T! All except for the miscarriage one... I havent googled that one, I'm too much of a worrier and I know I'd throw myself into a panic mode. LOL

This and just laying around looking at my stomach... like I'm waiting to see a little foot kick or something which is beyond rediculous b/c I'm only 8 weeks. hehehe

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"babywings1" wrote:

What I mean is, I clean in my down time, doesn't everyone?

Hahaha, yes totally. I totally meant to say that I spend my downtime cleaning my already immaculate house, doing prenatal yoga, making adorable upcycled crafts from stuff I found, and NOT trying to decide between french fries and ice cream for breakfast. Totally. Blum 3

Leslie - That's funny about waiting to see an 8 week baby foot poking out of your stomach...any day now....:lol:

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Haha Alissa! I do all of those. Although I think we are set on names. And being a first time mom, I am researching baby prducts like crazy. All of myfriends have a different opinion of what the best carseats, crib mattress, baby carrier, etc are. Its going to be hard to decide with all the opinions. I decided this weekend to start knitting a baby toy, that's the most productive thing I've done in weeks that doesn't pertain to my job. Its a stuffed monster thing. Feels good to do something creative. I haven't knit anything in nearly a year.

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Oooh, a stuffed monster, how cute! I *wish* I was crafty, but the most complicated thing I can knit is a scarf. I'll knit the heck out of a scarf though! When I knit a scarf, it stays knitted. (Sorry, I'm in an extremely silly mood right now in case you can't tell.) Your post about researching baby stuff gave me an idea for another thread though.

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Haha, I can't wait until I can research baby stuff. As it is, I haven't looked at anything. No cribs, no carseats, no bedding, nothing. I spend the entire time Googling bad stuff, not good stuff...haha.

And Alissa, my house is immaculate too!! ......:rolleyes:

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Oooh, a stuffed monster, how cute! I *wish* I was crafty, but the most complicated thing I can knit is a scarf. I'll knit the heck out of a scarf though! When I knit a scarf, it stays knitted. (Sorry, I'm in an extremely silly mood right now in case you can't tell.) Your post about researching baby stuff gave me an idea for another thread though.

Haha, I bet you can knit the heck out of a scarf girl. I'm a little out of my comfort zone with this monster. I can't knit in the round (haven't had the patience to learn) and so I'm knitting it flat into pieces and hoping to sew or crochet it together. It might turn out mor creepy than cute. Lol.

Jessica you'd think that baby shopping is fun, but to me its stressful.

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Oh man, I am a pretty good time waster. HAHA After Facebook, I am a compulsive crafter and am totally addicted to making cards and invitations and things like that. I'm working on pregnancy announcements now (just a few to send to family members who don't live around here) and then I'll move on to Christmas cards after that. As for baby stuff, I already have a registry going just to keep track of the things I want. LOL I absolutely love looking at baby stuff online at Babies R Us or other sites. I also Google bellies to make myself feel better about my pants getting tighter. (HAHA) And I have a game on my iPad called Ticket To Ride. I can't get enough of it. Wink