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    You sound so much like me in my previous pregnancies! This time I'm much more laid back. I have no idea why... but I do keep wondering if it's going to hit me all of the sudden and I'll have a TON of "catching up" to do with housework, etc.
    I'd love to see pics of your remodel too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momW View Post
    You are going to post before and after pictures of the basement right?! I can't wait to see what is sucking up so much of your time when you really should be on here chatting the nights away
    I will! I was MIA again this weekend while we finished it all up!! The carpet goes in today while DH is home - I can't wait to get home this afternoon and see it!! I think that tonight will be spent touching up paint, and hanging curtains. I guess we can't move any furniture in until after 24 hours, so that will have to wait until Tuesday.

    Quote Originally Posted by momW View Post
    Maybe you could take some of your nesting and rub it off on me because I could use a swift kick in the arse as far as scrubbing and getting ready goes.
    I'd share if I could! Let me try - POOF! Did it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by azin_may View Post
    cracks me up that your DD has been watching Baby Story! She needs some natural birth videos to watch though. Baby Story isn't exactly the greatest educator on normal birth LOL There's always some drama going on!
    OOH, ladies, I agree with the opinion on Baby Story - I keep telling her to quit watching that show but she doesn't listen! LOL The problem is that my mom watches that show and she watches my kids during the summer. I told her to quit letting my kids watch that junk and she just laughed... *sigh*

    Quote Originally Posted by momof5sweeties View Post
    You sound so much like me in my previous pregnancies! This time I'm much more laid back. I have no idea why... but I do keep wondering if it's going to hit me all of the sudden and I'll have a TON of "catching up" to do with housework, etc.
    Believe me - it snuck up on me! I had NO nesting going on - but all of the sudden I started cleaning everything like a fiend - and it's a daily occurrence, now, that I have a minor freakout on my girls because they keep remessing up the house!! ROFL! I finally realized it was nesting. I asked DH if he'd noticed that I'd become a bit...um... crazy about cleaning, and he said, "NO! NOT AT ALL!!" in that way that men use when they can't lie, but know better than to say anything... I love that man...

    So this weekend was crazy, as usual. Friday night we worked on the basement stuff, as usual. Then Saturday was my youngest DD's 8th birthday party. Her birthday isn't until August 7th, but since that was getting kind of close to my due date, I really wanted to make sure that we wouldn't have to worry about her missing out because I was in labor or something. So we had a party at an indoor inflatables place - she had a blast! At one point I decided to go get in the huge jumping inflatable and was jumping away - it was so much freaking fun! Then Gabby (one of my twins) came in to jump and asked me what I was doing in there, and I told her I was trying to bounce the baby out - HAHA! She looked at me with huge, wide eyes and said, "mom, you CAN'T DO THAT, you're NOT IN THE HOSPITAL!!" :ROLF: OMG, I was cracking up SO hard!! Now if only I could get her to understand that labor is not instantaneous, we'll be good. LOL

    Sunday I spent cleaning and watching the Olympics... and then I went downstairs to lay tile in front of the garage door and sliding glass door. WOW, was that tough to be on my hands and knees for that long... I couldn't sit on my rear because when I do I can't sit forward at all. So I couldn't lay the tile any other way, and DH has never done it before so he was nervous about getting it right. LOL

    And now it's Monday and I am so depressed to be at work. I keep telling myself that in a couple of weeks I will have worked my last day for three months... but it's not helping. lol In general I'm feeling pretty good today, though. I had a few contractions this weekend, but nothing significant, so I figure I've got a while yet. Which is fine since I told Baby D that he has to stay in until AT LEAST next Monday so I can get everything settled at home, and at work. We'll see how well he listens!

    Melissa, mom to:
    Gabby (4/03), Bella (4/03), Deborah (8/04)


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    Wow! You are so busy! I couldnt imagine laying tiles 37 weeks pregnant. Good for you!

    Try to remember to sit down every once in awhile though, or that baby just might not wait till you are ready

    Oh, and with all that hands and knees, I bet baby is in a great position!
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    I'm so glad DD's party went well. I love your daughter's reaction at bouncing the baby out lol. Cudos on laying tile at 37 weeks! I agree with Kyla that I'd be sure to take some breaks when you. I know I just want to plow through things when I get started on something, especially when it comes to cleaning/house projects.
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    WOW - you are really on top of things and active! I felt great last week (we were on holiday), but this past weekend I just feel like a slug. The only reason I look forward to work is that it's air conditionned!

    Here's to another couple weeks (or less) feeling great!
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    Lots of action going on at your house. Just remember to take a break and relax once in a while.
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    good for you keeping so active! I'm totally lazy lately!
    I hope you continue to feel great for the remainder of your pregnancy and then have a wonderful time at home with your baby

    I'm like your Mom, I can't help but watch Baby Story. I know I shouldn't but I can't help it. It's a love/hate relationship! hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by azin_may View Post
    good for you keeping so active! I'm totally lazy lately!
    I hope you continue to feel great for the remainder of your pregnancy and then have a wonderful time at home with your baby
    Ah, it's not as great as you think... If you knew how physically wrecked I was right now... *sigh* I've just gotten to the point that I have to push through the pain because it just HAS to be done. I say a little prayer every night that I'll still be able to walk the next day...

    So last night I got home from work to a wonderfully gorgeous, carpeted finished basement! YAY! As promised, here are a couple of before and after pics...

    BEFORE:




    And AFTER!








    There are still a few things to do - all but one of the actual doors still need to be stained, the closet doors need to be mounted in the baby's room, and we're missing one piece of door casing trip around the garage door. Last night we touched up the walls in the baby's room, and tonight I'll touch up the walls in the family room (there were a lot of scratches and gouges in the new walls after all of the finish work and carpet were done). We even moved a bit of furniture in last night - it's awesome. It's now the warmest feeling, most comfortable, snuggly place in the entire house!

    Melissa, mom to:
    Gabby (4/03), Bella (4/03), Deborah (8/04)


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    So yesterday was interesting. I got an email from my chiropractor that she has just noticed that we didn't have another appointment scheduled until August 9th, and that I should try to get in this week. It's been 2 weeks since I've been in, and I thought that it was a super long time to go between appointments, but she's the one who said when we needed to schedule the next one, so I think that maybe she accidentally skipped over a week in her appointment book when we set it. LOL So THANK GOD I am able to go in earlier. With everything I've been doing, I really need to be adjusted. I can't even sit today without being in pain. Unfortunately, she couldn't get me in until Thursday. But that's still better that a week from Thursday!

    Then when I was leaving work, I got a text from my birth buddy on the August board that she was in labor and later she had her baby, so that was exciting! Then, of course, having the carpet finally in the basement was exciting... and THEN DH brought the crib in the house and we put it up in the baby's room! It was so nice to see that we were finally making headway on getting things ready!

    Unfortunately, the crib, which is a hand me down from my exSIL, was FILTHY. I'm not sure how a crib gets so full of dirt, food, sticky crap, etc! I've never, ever, ever had food or drinks or anything like that in any of my cribs before... who does that??? So my mom (who had come over to see the basement) and I spent the next 2 hours scrubbing the thing. Then, as we were putting it all together, we realized there was a piece missing - a bar that holds the spring platform on... we hope we can get a replacement part for it, but if not, we'll have to go buy a new crib and all of this work was for nothing. *sigh*

    When I finally sat down in a chair for the first time around11:30, I had the first "big girl" contraction that I've ever felt! I've had some tightening, and braxton-hicks, but nothing that actually was uncomfortable and made me stop and pay attention! I barely felt anything with either of my previous labors, and even the contractions that I DID feel with DD2's labor were all more like menstrual cramps in my back... not "uterine" feeling... so it was very strange, and actually a bit scary! I think I even scared DH a bit because he was sitting there with me and when I told him what was happening, he immediately brought me some water and seemed a bit nervous. LOL So I'm thinking it may be time to really start taking it easy. I'm not ready for this little guy to come quite yet - I need just 1 more week, at least, to get the rest of the stuff in order!

    Anyway, I'm babbling... but that's nothing new...

    Melissa, mom to:
    Gabby (4/03), Bella (4/03), Deborah (8/04)


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    How fantastic. It really is a new home! It will make the upstairs feel different to have other places for things. The 'traffic flow' will be all new.

    The crib issue is a pain. All that time and energy for something that may not work out. Maybe you could phone around for that one part instead of driving everywhere to look...

    Most of all, settle down now and let others do the work. I well remember DH sanding floors with a friend while I was in the hospital! It was a great surprise when i returned 3 days later. I hope the chiropractor is a huge help.
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