Originally Posted by rmacburn
OMG - My Dh is the same way. I can always find at least 3 Pepsi cans laying around. And the worst part is that they are more than half full most of the time. His reasoning is "would you rather me not drink very much caffeine and soda?" Hu, that doesn't even make sense!
BTW - I love the room! And my gosh your little one has a ton of stuffed animals. I use to be the same way until my mom got tired of them :P
I found it at Toys R' Us in Dartmouth. It was in the back right corner of the baby section near the baby-proofing supplies. They had small ones and big ones... obviously I needed the big one. :)
Originally Posted by yogging mom
Has anyone heard of the Canadian reality show, "The week the women went"? The women of a small town are sent away on an all-expense paid vacation while the men stay home to watch the kiddos, cook all the meals, still go to work and complete a town project.
The second season is being filmed here in my small town and I'm kinda bummed that I'm not able to participate (given the fact that it's happening next week and I'm also due to give birth :roll: ) My friends, ex-coworkers and some of my family members are participating, and I'm stuck at home! I know I know... you might say that having a baby is pretty darn exciting too, but this is a fully paid vacation people! ;)
I guess I still have a teeny tiny chance to be seen on T.V. though. The breastfeeding group I attend is starting up again this month and the T.V. crew may film some of it to add to the show as part of the "town culture". But I won't be getting free Margaritas and having a pedicure and massage... pfffffft.
Maybe I'll have to fund my own vacation soon.
That is hilarious!! I need that show LOL!
Maybe I should bring my kids up for a visit - dd1 would love that - she is a drama queen and it would be fun for her to see how they film a show!
That is a freakin hilarious show!! I laughed so hard watching it!!!!
Never heard of the show, but I do feel your pain on wanting a vacation. We've only been out of the state once since DS was born and he was only a couple months old at the time. Needless to say, I'm ready:) Let us know if you get to go somewhere after you have the baby that would be fun. I'm glad you feeling well soon, and I'm guessing your right about the hotel room idea being a waste of money. I bet it'll go quick!
That is so cool that show is filming in your town, but sorry that you aren't really able to participate. I say phoooey on a vacation with free margaritas, who needs the hangover anyway! And vacations are so stressful, much better to be able to sleep in your own bed, have some home cooking, and be in your own space.
that show sounds awesome, i'm sorry you can't go on vaca!!! ok, going back to leaving early for the hosp. it makes sense to go early if you are 2 hrs away. maybe you could find a nice park to walk in if you get there and don't feel like checking into the hosp. yet. maybe there's a pay by the hour hotel you could take a nap at(completely kidding!!!). hope you are feeling well, your dd room is adorable!
LOL at "pay by the hour" hotel. heehee... that struck my funny bone this evening.
I have a doc's appointment tomorrow. I think out of curiousity's sake I'll have a cervical check... although I'm not expecting any dilation, so I'm not sure why. :) As I posted before, he also offered a membrane sweep if able, but I think I'll be passing on that. I'd rather things happen on their own, and next week seems like a better time to have a baby anyway. ;)
I've been dreading for quite some time about leaving my daughter to go to the hospital. She likely won't care that I'm gone (for a day or so anyway), but I certainly will! We left her at home with my mom for only one appointment (the u/s and version consult) and I cried thinking it might be the last time I see her as an only child.
Here's my top secret plan... I go into labour late afternoon. I'm able to put Ella to bed around 8pm. I call my mom to stay with her overnight. I have the baby around 1am, Ella comes to visit in the morning, completely unaware that mommy was even gone. And then I am discharged later that day (or the next would be semi-ok too). ;)
So is that too much to ask for? LOL
I think that's a top-notch plan! (it would make babysitting arrangements easy-peasy for me too, so I wholeheartedly endorse it ;) )
When my two sisters came along (two years apart) we lived in Clarenville NL, two hours away from the hospital my mother was delivering at. The day before my sister's due date, which happened to be a Friday, mom started having cramps early in the morning. She bustled my three year old brother off to preschool, and me to kindergarten and got to packing. She spent her early labor loading up the car and trying to get ahold of my father who was in meetings all day. We ate early and actually went to Dad's office and collected him at 5pm LOL (Dad was a workaholic who could EASILY lose track of time and show up at home at 1 or 2 am!!)
At this point, my brother and I had NO idea of what was going on. Leaving Dad's car at his office (which I remember thinking was hilarious for some reason) we drove the 2+ hours to his mother's house. At 8pm, Nan fed us AGAIN and Mom had a huge plate of chicken with all the trimmings. Then she bathed us, read us stories and tucked us into bed.
ONLY THEN did she tell anyone that she was in labour!!! (well, Dad knew... he'd gotten the message about ten minutes before we got to his office). Nan FLIPPED OUT! Both her kids were adopted, so I think she was expecting to have to catch the baby herself. LOL
They drove the additional half hour to the hospital and got checked in around 11 pm and my sister showed up at 2ish (I believe). A completely natural birth, baby was 9.13 born at 40w on the dot.(My sister has been precisely punctual her whole life.)
The next morning we woke up to Poppy's apple pancakes and a trip to the hospital to meet our baby sister! It was awesome!
So, here's hoping your little one is as cooperative as my sister was!
(FTR- I know of one b&b in the area that USED to rent by the hour... not sure if they still do, but they used to have a sign out front advertising it! :shrug: )