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Chat to Crowns

Who wants to waste time today and get out post count up? I'm sick if seeing the same old number of pencils and I'm ready to get my crowns! (plus.... again... I'm bored at work)

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Am I going to have to chat w/ myself I guess.

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I was just thinking about a Chat to Crowns thread!

I'll be happy to join in.

What kind of pooch is your furbaby Abe?

I have two cats that live with my family and we have a bunch of geckos that DH has collected over the years. We REALLY want to rescue a dog as it's been ages since either of us has had a dog, but we are going with the baby first. Once we're pregnant we might rescue one if the money and timing seems right. I want to be able to give the pooch as much attention as it will need and DD will be so in love when we get a dog as she love animals. DH doesn't mind cats but doesn't want one until we're doing having kids as he'll "never change a litter box." ROFL

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Abe is a Pug. They are a great breed. Very lovey and like to be nearby. They are low energy - we do 2 15 min walks a day and he is pooped and sleeps for the rest of the day! We rescued him when he was 7 and that was a great experience. He was housetrained, which was great. He was living in a foster home but displaying alpha male tendencies (i.e. peeing on stuff). But he transitioned well to our house where he's the only pet.

So geckos.... you don't hear that every day. What's involved with owning geckos? Do you take them out to play? How many is a "bunch"?

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I should have realized from your profile picture he's a pug :D. A good family friend of ours has an all black pug he's the cutest!

Yeah I was a little intrigued on the gecko thing when DH and I started dating. The ones he has are really low key to keep. They're called crested geckos. They eat fruit paste or crickets (which are a treat so they don't get those often). We had like 20 at one point when DH decided to breed them. I wasn't thrilled at the idea but most of them had homes with family and friends after the first couple of months. Now we have three adults and two babies. I know that's still a good amount, but they don't take up much space as they live in my office on as bookshelf (in separate tanks).

They don't need heat lamps or anything which is nice, just warmer room temperature and they're fine. We don't handle them nearly as much as we used to before Emma was born because we just don't have as much time but DH does take them out to socalize them once or twice a week. They're only about 8-10" long and jump a lot so they could easily get away from us and hide under the fridge or something.

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So what else? Read any good books or see any good movies recently?

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I am going to start reading Weekend in Paris tonight. I have started it like 3 times. I have one month off before the next Masters class starts so want to enjoy some relaxing reading.

I cannot sleep at night. I mean, I am asleep as early as I can, but I wake up at 3 am on the nose. Darn it.

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I don't read nearly as much as I'd like to but I'm trying. I read 25 books last year and want to top that this year. I have been reading Stephen King's Dark Tower series since January and the books get longer with each one. There are 7 total and I'm on book 4. I hope to finish that by the end of the week. It's more of a dystopian fantasy then his typical stuff, but the writing is brilliant. WHen I finish book 4 I may switch to Amanda Hocking's Switched (1st book in a trilogy) as I've wanted to read it forever and the third book comes out at the end of this month.

Movie wise, the last thing I watched was Breaking Dawn. We hardly ever watch movies anymore but there are so many we want to see!

"DreamingBig" wrote:

I cannot sleep at night. I mean, I am asleep as early as I can, but I wake up at 3 am on the nose. Darn it.

That is no fun! Sleep deprivation is brutal.

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"DreamingBig" wrote:

I am going to start reading Weekend in Paris tonight.

What's this one about?

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"kristycoulter1" wrote:

What's this one about?

Rubbish, I think. Honestly, a girl who gets fired on a weekend she was going to work in Paris and instead goes and has an adventure. It is what I call mindless reading.

I forgot to mention, I commute for my job so in a normal month, I probably listen to 10 or so books on CD. The most current one is by Lee Childs. It is really good. I love mystery.

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"DreamingBig" wrote:

Rubbish, I think. Honestly, a girl who gets fired on a weekend she was going to work in Paris and instead goes and has an adventure. It is what I call mindless reading.

I forgot to mention, I commute for my job so in a normal month, I probably listen to 10 or so books on CD. The most current one is by Lee Childs. It is really good. I love mystery.

Too bad the book isn't turning out very good. Beee Do you put it down if you dont' like it? As much as part of me hates to end a book (especially if I've read a lot of it) I also hate wasting my time if I hate something when there are so many other things I want to read.

My brother used to listen to books to and from university (8 hour drive) and loved it but I haven't done it much. Lee Childs has always been on my TBR list. I have really liked a lot of James Patterson stuff and when I worked at a bookstore, Child was always a popular author.

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DH got a suspended notice from the library... I apparently had the book WAY too long. Shucks. I didn't finish it.

So, how was everyone's day? I am staying in town tonight and need to come up with something for dinner. Nothing sounds remotely good.

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"DreamingBig" wrote:

I am staying in town tonight and need to come up with something for dinner. Nothing sounds remotely good.

Go out to eat! That's what we did.

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"kristycoulter1" wrote:

Go out to eat! That's what we did.

Where did you go? I drove thru Wendy's for a chili and potato.

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"kristycoulter1" wrote:

Go out to eat! That's what we did.

We did too! I made DH drive an hour to BK Biggrin it should be illegal to not have a BK within 30mins driving distance of each town! hump!

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Oh I love going out to eat. Biggrin

Sucks about the library, but I'd think they'd reinstate the card if the cost of the book was paid?

DH had an extra long commute yesterday so he wasn't home until 9:15. I made pork chops, polenta and salad for us (Em didn't want it) and Em had chicken tenders, left over yellow rice and mixed veggies.

What's everyone doing for the weekend? Big Easter plans or taking it easy?

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"DreamingBig" wrote:

Where did you go? I drove thru Wendy's for a chili and potato.

We had a real, honest to goodness date night! Since I'm working today and daycare is closed DD went to my inlaws for a sleepover last night. So DH and I went to a nice Italian restaurant which was awesome and a treat. I had chicken marsala (and I have leftovers for lunch today) and tirimisu for dessert (my favorite!)

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What's everyone doing for the weekend? Big Easter plans or taking it easy?

We go to my DH's aunts house for Easter dinner and the kids will do an egg hunt which will be fun to see. But other than that pretty laid back. Don't think we have anything else going on at all....

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When are crowns anyway? 5,000? Ugh. Long way to go. But if work continues to be slow like this I may get there quicker than I thinK!

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I got library rights back!

Saturday egg hunt on base. Sunday take boys to their dads house. I am hoping for a nap both days. LOL

I have no clue when crowns come. Work is SLOOOOOOOW today so I will chat with you.

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I want to join! I used to have my crowns. Sad Back in 2006 but I can't log in under than name anymore for some reason. Oh well. It will give me something to work toward during this pregnancy.

What is everyone doing for Easter? Anything exciting.
DreamingBig- My little boy is goign to his dad's house for Easter too so I think I may take advantage and get a looong nap too that afternoon.

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Claire- I wish I was a SAHM right now because I want to nap every day. LOL.

ugggggghhhhh I had Chipotle for lunch. I overate. TMI: It keeps trying to come back up. Gross.

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"DreamingBig" wrote:

ugggggghhhhh I had Chipotle for lunch. I overate. TMI: It keeps trying to come back up. Gross.

That is no fun. I had never had heartburn until I was pregnant with DD. I didn't even realize that's what it was until DH told me.

tirimisu is easily my favorite desert ever.

AFM - I finally dyed my hair back to it's natural today (dark brown) and am having my hair trimmed tomorrow. I haven't cut it since November when I cut off about 8 inches. I love short hair, but forgot how annoying mine is so I'm trying to grow it but I have to trim because it's getting so damaged. For Easter, I got DD a little easter bucket (so she can play with it later), plastic eggs, a travel sized magnadoodle thing so we'll give her that in the morning on Sunday. Then we're going to see my family for brunch and having Easter dinner at my in-laws. Long day but the food and company should wear out DD.

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That sounds like great Easter idea for your dd. I got ours 1 medium size egg with a bunny rabbit and a few little eggs and we will also do a hunt with baby eggs on sun morning too. I will take some pics Smile you guys should too Blum 3 I love seeing kids excited about Easter Biggrin

I have to share this with you guys:

DH has been feeling a bit helpless that I've been so ill, so he read on an article that women who are experiencing m/s may like a cold face cloth and snack brought to them, or they may like to just be alone. So I'm in bed feeling queasy but minding my own business and DH bursts into the room with a cold wet face cloth, throws it on my face then passes me a cracker saying, "I read you might like a snack". I reply with, "errr I'd rather just have some alone time but thank you" then he walks away saying " wow, just like the article"...lol!

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"mandynz" wrote:

That sounds like great Easter idea for your dd. I got ours 1 medium size egg with a bunny rabbit and a few little eggs and we will also do a hunt with baby eggs on sun morning too. I will take some pics Smile you guys should too Blum 3 I love seeing kids excited about Easter Biggrin

I have to share this with you guys:

DH has been feeling a bit helpless that I've been so ill, so he read on an article that women who are experiencing m/s may like a cold face cloth and snack brought to them, or they may like to just be alone. So I'm in bed feeling queasy but minding my own business and DH bursts into the room with a cold wet face cloth, throws it on my face then passes me a cracker saying, "I read you might like a snack". I reply with, "errr I'd rather just have some alone time but thank you" then he walks away saying " wow, just like the article"...lol!

ROFL omg how cute is your DH? That is too funny. I will definatly take pics and hide some of her little eggs around the house as it's too cool to do it outside. Since we moved, my camera charger has disappeared but that's what the phones are for I guess. Biggrin

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"mandynz" wrote:

That sounds like great Easter idea for your dd. I got ours 1 medium size egg with a bunny rabbit and a few little eggs and we will also do a hunt with baby eggs on sun morning too. I will take some pics Smile you guys should too Blum 3 I love seeing kids excited about Easter Biggrin

I have to share this with you guys:

DH has been feeling a bit helpless that I've been so ill, so he read on an article that women who are experiencing m/s may like a cold face cloth and snack brought to them, or they may like to just be alone. So I'm in bed feeling queasy but minding my own business and DH bursts into the room with a cold wet face cloth, throws it on my face then passes me a cracker saying, "I read you might like a snack". I reply with, "errr I'd rather just have some alone time but thank you" then he walks away saying " wow, just like the article"...lol!

That is hilarious!!! What a sweet DH

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Mandy, that is the cutest story of DH. Smile

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Mandy, such a cute story!! Maybe these women are saying they want to be left alone because of having a wet cloth thrown on their face!! Smile My DH is scared of pregnancy... he doesn't mention much about it other then when I do, and definitely doesn't research it! He is the best dad though to our two kids! Smile

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"ashb325" wrote:

Mandy, such a cute story!! Maybe these women are saying they want to be left alone because of having a wet cloth thrown on their face!! Smile My DH is scared of pregnancy... he doesn't mention much about it other then when I do, and definitely doesn't research it! He is the best dad though to our two kids! Smile

I think they naturally get nervous! I often have to remind myself that DH wants to TTC just as badly as I do, he just doesn't initiate conversations about it. I remember when we were first pregnant with DD (big surprise baby) he was the one showing more excitement then nervousness and I'd find him reading my pregnancy books. It's awesome to see DHs be such awesome dads!

How did everyone meet their DH/SO?

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"ashb325" wrote:

My DH is scared of pregnancy...

Ha. That's funny. My DH is just soooo not aware of how things really happen. I didn't really realize that until this time around when we were doing a little more talking about timing etc. Some of his comments were funny because he just doesn't know. I blame it on the fact that he went to an all boy's Catholic school. Of course he didn't get a lot of detail on female reproduction!

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"MissMia" wrote:

How did everyone meet their DH/SO?

Our story is a little boring - we met at a party my friend from HS was hosting. We do have a picture of us together from the first night which is kinda cool. Someone was taking a picture of someone else and you can see the two of us in the background flirting. It's cute.

How about everyone else?

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totally lurking on this thread...but Kristy..that pic sounds soooo cute!!! Smile

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"-kate-" wrote:

totally lurking on this thread...but Kristy..that pic sounds soooo cute!!! Smile

Thanks. We look SOOO young in it.

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That's so cute Kristy! DH and I met at one of my BFFs birthday parties a few years ago. I was still dating someone else at the time (who wasn't there, he never did anything with anyone) but was wanting to end it. I thought he was way out of my league. Turns out he felt the same hah! We got together almost a year later. Biggrin

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MissMia- That is sweet that you both thought the other one was outta your league. Smile
I met my DH thru some friends. We became very close friends before we ever dated. I was not interested in him at first although I always liked him as a person very much and thought he was cute. He was always so kind to me. I had just gone through my divorce and I had and DS was only a year old at the time. I was broken and wasn't even thinking about any other guys. I felt like I had jumped into a marriage too young and for all the wrong reasons and I was scared to death of making another mistake. Anyway, over time I fell in love with my DH. He had always been so good to me and my DS. Not that we haven't had our ups and downs at times, but we have been there for eachother and I love him more than I thought I could love someone. It's funny because he is totally not someone I saw myself with! We are like total opposites!

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That is sweet Claire! It's funny how you mentioned that you and DH are such opposites. My DH and I are like that too. We have a lot of the same traits and he gets me like no other, but I'm the emotional worry wart and he's always cool and collected.

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So what else is going on ladies?

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Not much in my life. I finally got my house completely unpacked and organized this past weekend. We moved in our new home back in March and it's taken me weeks to get it straight. DH thought he was finally going to have an office/man cave, but now it's going to be a nursery. Smile

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That's so exciting Clarie! You're far more productive with unpacking then me. We moved in in December (the Tuesday before xmas) and I feel like there's so much to sort/organize.

Will you find out what you're having to decorate the nursery around that or will you go with a gender neutral theme and have a delivery day surprise?

What's everyone doing this weekend?

There's this amazing consignment event on Saturday to benefit my hospital's l&d/pedi ward. I got DD tons last year and this year (30 or so things for $17.00) I'm having DH drop me off early so I can shop solo. Everything is really gently used and in amazing shape. I need to get more spring/summer stuff for DD and maybe score some fall/winter stuff too. I'm REALLY tempted to pick out some newborn outfits for winter. Wink

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Mia-That sounds awesome! I love consignment shopping! I would be very tempted to buy baby clothes too. Are you finding out the gender at your big U/S or waiting?
I do plan to find out the gender. It will be fun to decorate the nursery for this little bean. I haven't done that since DS was born back in 2006. Seems like a long time. Time flies!
We are going to a friend's 60th birthday "fiesta" this weekend. The invitation looked fun. I love the couple that's having it. They are such kind people and they have been kind of like mentors to me and DH so I am looking forward to it.

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Mia - that sounds like such fun! I love shopping for the kids. I could wear my jeans until they are torn along every seam but for some reason I always have to pick up something for the kids every time I am out. Luckily I live in a small town with no kids clothing stores so it's not until I go to the "big city" that I can shop!

I am getting the itch big time to get outside and putter around my yard. I had hoped this weekend to get started but we got dumped with a foot of snow on Easter Sunday and it is not melting with any speed... so my spring plans are put off a bit more. I should mention I live in the Canadian prairies and to still get snow is normal. We've had snow in June before!

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Ugh, up at 6:00 this morning. DH was up and moving around so that always brings me out of a deep sleep but once my mind started working it just went into overload! I am in the process of deciding on a new preschool teacher for G's preschool and we had all our interviews yesterday. Wow! It's been a long time since I have been on a hiring committee and it is hard. We've got 2 candidates that are both equally awesome in completely different ways. There are 3 of us on the committee and we just keep going around in circles. :dontknow:

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That sounds tough Melissa! DH had a rough night here too and was vomiting all night. I felt so bad for him though we think it's just food poisoning from left overs he ate. Sad

Preschool seems so intimidating! I was looking at Montessori stuff casually the other week as I went to a Montessori school and loved it. I can't believe how involved preschool is! I'd imagine the hiring committee has got to be tough, but two amazing candidates is better then none right?

Claire - Yes we definatly plan on finding out the gender! In a dream world, we'd love four kids (two of each) but in reality three would be our max. DH really wants to find out with this one so we'll know how much we need to prepare, but if/when we have #3 I want a delivery surprise :D. DD and #2 will share a room and it's a faint pink now so if it's a boy I'd opt for something neutral until they are old enough that I feel okay not being across the hall and we move to the downstairs bedroom.

Anyone have any vacation plans coming up with school breaks and summer?

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I was on the hiring committee for my son's preschool just a couple of months ago. We too had two equally qualified candidates. In the end, we went with our gut (and the one we feel was looking for a long term position. This was important to us because our teacher of 22 years just left. Since it's a co-op school, the teachers are the institutional memory of the place since the parents (who run the school) change every two years.

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"CamelNoodle" wrote:

In the end, we went with our gut (and the one we feel was looking for a long term position. This was important to us because our teacher of 22 years just left. Since it's a co-op school, the teachers are the institutional memory of the place since the parent (who run the school) chane every two years.

This is what we just did. We hashed it out this morning and decided to go with the one that has the longevity. We too are a co-op preschool run by a board of parents so yes it is important to have a low teacher turnover.

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That's great you were able to come up with a long term solution in both situations. I don't think I've heard of a co-op preschool before, but that's a whole new realm of parenting for me.

Education is so important. It's great to find people who are in it for the long haul and not just to fill a temporary void in their work history.

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Asking about spring break vaca..... I have a conference at the beach next week, and DH and DD are coming down on Friday. Then we are staying the weekend together. I am really excited, and I will know before I leave whether or not I have a BFP. That I'll in turn tell me whether or not I can share wine with my coworkers at supper. Either way I win I think, but everyone knows I would gladly sacrifice the vino....... Smile

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Hehe the weekend before my Bfp was st Patrick's day, at 11 dpo I tested and got a bfn so I decided to have a couple of drinks. Halfway through the night I started feeling distinct implantation cramps with a tiny spot of pink spotting. Eeeek I abruptly stopped drinking, and felt so guilty... 2 days later I tested and Bfp! I'm sure it did no harm but I still felt awful! I honestly thought that if I ain't got my Bfp by 11 DPO I was out..

So, even if you get a negative don't drink too much unless AF is here! Smile

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"mandynz" wrote:

Hehe the weekend before my Bfp was st Patrick's day, at 11 dpo I tested and got a bfn so I decided to have a couple of drinks. Halfway through the night I started feeling distinct implantation cramps with a tiny spot of pink spotting. Eeeek I abruptly stopped drinking, and felt so guilty... 2 days later I tested and Bfp! I'm sure it did no harm but I still felt awful! I honestly thought that if I ain't got my Bfp by 11 DPO I was out..

So, even if you get a negative don't drink too much unless AF is here! Smile

Aw it's so hard when you're sure you're out and then it happens :D. Babies love to make surprises!

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Mandy- I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that happened too. I had those same strange pains in my uterus and then I took 2 tests only to get BFNs. So I had some wine one night with DH. A couple days later I got my BFP. I was like Oops. I guess it happens to lots of people though. It's so hard to know what the heck is going on because the very early symptoms are sort of like the onset of AF.

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I had that happen with my first child. The implantation and pink spotting happened on my birthday. I had no clue what was going on & we weren't actively TTCing so I proceeded to get completely drunk that night as my bday is New Year's Eve. So when I got a BFP the following week I felt so guilty even though I had no idea... I don't think I actually felt better about it until DS was born normal and healthy.

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"eislem" wrote:

I had that happen with my first child. The implantation and pink spotting happened on my birthday. I had no clue what was going on & we weren't actively TTCing so I proceeded to get completely drunk that night as my bday is New Year's Eve. So when I got a BFP the following week I felt so guilty even though I had no idea... I don't think I actually felt better about it until DS was born normal and healthy.

When we got pregnant with DD we were preventing so we had no idea. I had a few drinks at dinner a few days before my bfp/when af was due and I felt bad for so long! Even though they say it's not usually an issue, I think anyone would worry/feel guilty.

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