Lol That's so funny! I hope you find out. That would be funny if this one did that too though Hopefully not though.
Had a really rough morning. I'm 19w4d today and I found out about Kamdyn at 19w5d. So I'm reaching that point in my pregnancy where it's too close to home for discomfort. I am really nervous about my ultrasound next week and then I will have another one at 24 weeks which is be the final determinant if this pregnancy will continue to be high risk or not. I cried a lot today and then I got out of the house to look at stuff for our soon to be rental house and hung out with my friend and her little girl. It made me feel a lot better but now I'm home again and super anxious to get outta here. Hopefully I can catch a ride out to the other rental and work on it. I had to buy more paint today and that's all done so I am ready to finish painting the walls and all of that jazz.
We have finished so much in there and I have had a lot of people come help out. It's been such a blessing. I never had super kind, giving, and nice friends and now I do and It's just surprising to me at times how nice people can be. Kinda sad huh?
Maddz, I'm sorry today was so emotionally hard on you. And unfortunately it's not going to get much easier over the next 4 weeks But I'm glad you got out of the house and had stuff and people to distract you temporarily. You will be in our thoughts this whole time!
Gah! Today has been rather annoying because my DH decided to work from home and there isn't exactly anywhere for me to get away from him while I'm "unemployed". I'm thinking more seriously about finding a 2 bed apartment asap so that we have some space when we're both around.
Anyways, off to my monthly appointment and to hear the heartbeat again! Yay!
So... I've been packing stuff at my apartment today. It's kinda crazy getting ready to move. I feel like this is the time I've I've really settled down into a place (this apartment) because I actually put photos up and did all that. I feel a bit sad that we are moving. Our first place together as a couple. I lived here before we started dating though but we made it our home. It's a lot of work packing but I know that we are making the right decision...
I've hardly been at this apartment except for in the mornings and during the night. i haven't done ANY chores here lately and so I've been trying to work on that today. We aren't going over to the rental house to work on it today so I figured I should work on cleaning and packing and such. I HAVE WAAAAY TOOO MANY CLOTHES. I know I need to get rid of some but I have a hard time doing it for some reason. I just love having options lol. I can't wear any of them even right now... well hardly any. I have my maternity clothes set apart and I figured I will just leave my other clothes in boxes for now since I can't wear them.
ANYWAY- how's your guy's days going?
Oh so yesterday we brought new trim for the place we are moving into. Today we will be going out there to work on stuff: paint the window area, paint some trim, fill in some grout, scrape silicon of the ground from the previous trim.
20 weeks today. Kamdyn died at 20 weeks Hoping for goodness.
:bigarmhug: (I hate that it smiles)
I'm so sorry Maddz. I cannot imagine how difficult today is for you.
I'm sorry you have to go through this Maddie! I sincerely can't imagine! I did say a prayer for you today, though, for comfort and peace about this baby you carry and the past memories you hold in your heart that are painful. I pray all has gone well for you today and continues to go well as you get through this next little bit of time that has stressful, painful memories attached! :bigarmhug:
So twice this week got free good food at work. Wednesday was a potlock since we had someone leaving and today the main boss bought Texas Roadhouse for the office. So good. So much better then what my lunch was going to be. I like those little incentives we have here.....
On another note my youngest goes with her dad and step mom this weekend. Should be fun for her. They get her this weekend also because one of her sisters (by him) hasnt seen her in awhile so they asked if they could have her 2 weekends in a row. Im fine with it. I think we are meeting at walmart tonight and going shopping together. lol Its tax free weekend on certain things here in Iowa so we need to get out and shop. lol Might go to some garage sales with her step mom this weekend also IDK we havent finalized plans completely. Im just glad we can get along as good as we do. Her dad has 4 other kids(that I know of) and I have my other 2 almost 3 kids so she has tons of siblings.
I have been getting a few things here and there for the baby this week. Got a baby bath tub like I used to have from someone yesterday for $3, some more socks(girly ones) and some clothes. The socks and clothes together were $10. Had an awesome time on the for sale groups Im in lol Still need little clothes I know this baby will be like her siblings and be able to wear preemie and nb clothes for awhile.
They are having a JBF sale in my area this weekend, but I can't go unfortunately, b/c I have to pay the o.b. for the pregnancy, delivery, etc. this month, which is going to take every single extra dime. Tight budgets are not fun! I am thankful we have enough, so many are less fortunate! And we wouldn't be in this tight of a budget situation if not for our own stupidity as youngsters (think college loans here!!) In reality, we are very blessed!
I have totally taken this as a very lazy day, when I should have been working my tush off getting things done. But I guess a lot of that will fall to tomorrow. Sooooo very much to do before the new school year starts. Thankfully I will have 2 wks in between summer school work and the new school year.
Ok, so I thought the 2nd Tri was supposed to be the nicest/easiest of the bunch? How come I am feeling so huge and squashed and exhausted all the time now, since like 3 weeks ago? And I'm not even working full time any more. I barely do anything during the day and yet I am so exhausted all the time.
Today is especially difficult with both round ligament pains and the pinched sciatic nerve. And the smallest quantity of water/liquid makes my bladder feel full beyond capacity.
Maddie- how are you doing today? When do u go back to the dr?
Thanks for checking up on me Jules. I'm doing alright. Anxious for the appointment. It's on Tuesday. I tried to listen to the heartbeat with my MIL stethoscope but I couldn't hear anything. And baby isn't super move-y right now so I stopped so I don't freak myself out. :/
I painted the trim in the house I'm moving into and hate! the color. So we are going to buy paint in the morning and paint it. I'm glad I didn't finish all the trim already! We kinda took the evening off since we have to buy stuff and we didn't want to drive the 15 miles to the store and back. I'm feeling overwhelmed and just wish we could move in already. Tomorrow we have to cut the trim and paint it and let it dry and then work on doing some cleaning up so that we can put the baseboards on on Sunday. I wanted to try to move in this next week or so but I think we are going to have to work at least one more weekend. We have to be outta our apartment on Aug 31 but we have to have it rent ready too.. which I'm an obsessive cleaner.
Woah sorry to ramble so much.
Cant sleep. Gah. Were at my parents house tonight. Had a weird smell in my apartment that I couldnt figure out where it was coming from so I packed a bag for me and my older kids since my youngest is with her dad this weekend and came to my parents house. Also brought stuff for breakfast lunch and snack lol. My parents and brother are gone till later today so I messaged my mom instead of calling or texting (they are working the races in Newton Iowa). She messaged me back asking why so when I woke up I told her and she messaged me back since she was online. I hate sleeping in a chair.
Speaking of sleep, we had the craziest household Friday night, wee hours of Sat. morning! I woke up to DH yelling: "PARDON ME, EXCUSE ME! PARDON ME, EXCUSE ME, PARDON ME!!!" at the top of his lungs!! I looked and he was raised up halfway in bed and just yelling. The dogs were going crazy and DS was whimpering in the other room. He was yelling in his sleep!!! OMW, it was so funny, but also quite freaky!! I punched him to wake up, but he never did. Ultimately DS ended up in bed with up b/c he woke up and couldn't go back to sleep afterwards. CRAZY night! One I really don't want to repeat!!
Kati- Glad you went the safe route and left. Have you figured out what the smell was yet? sorry you slept in a chair. That's awful.
Jana- Holy! What in the world!? How bizarre! Did he remember it at all? Crazy.
I slept terrible last night. But luckily I was able to sleep from 7-8 with no problems. I got some sleep all night but I woke up a ton and was awake from about 3-4 or so. Frustrating! And this morning I would have kept sleeping but some rude person was honking to get someone out of the apartment next door and then went and banged on the door of the person apartment and then yelled to try to get them outside. It wasn't angry or anything but like... hurried. and it was not very fun. I was mad but now I'm over it
Yesterday was Dh's and mine official 1 year of dating lol and yet we are married now. lol. We got in a big argument. We've been fighting alot. I think it's the stress of working on the rental and moving, and the change and the stress of this pregnancy and our ultrasound tomorrow. Hoping things get better soon.
No, he had no idea the next morning. Didn't even realize he'd done it and couldn't figure out why DS was in bed w/ us until I told him.
Happy 'anniversary' Maddie! Hope it all gets better for ya'll. Something I always try to remember when we're having a lot of arguments is this: "Marriage is like anything else, you can expect 50% good and 50% bad. Sometimes the % tend to tip more one way than the other. Whichever part you choose to dwell on will help determine how successful you are." This was said to us in pre-marital counseling by my pastor. Sooo true! Sometimes the 1st 5 yrs felt more like 30good/70bad or worse, but it truly does all even out.
That was not intended as advice, I promise. More as encouragement with something that helps me keep things in perspective when we seemingly can't keep from going at each other. Hope it didn't come off as offensive or know-it-all, bc we certainly don't have it made-in-the-shade in our household and every household is quite different.
Aaannnnndddd, as a "YAY" moment:
MY DOCTOR IS NOW PAID FOR THIS PREGNANCY!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!! :party:
Maybe that's no big deal to some but its a HUGE deal to me!! I'd been saving for a few months to pay it, only to have that savings wiped out by new tires that were absolutely necessay. No bueno, I tell ya. So YAY!! One less bill to worry about!!!!
That's great news! Having a bill paid off is a fantastic feeling!!! I can't wait to get there for many of my bills. Luckily I have medicaid though. Also- totally taken well! I appreciate it as advice and as encouragement
Nope have no clue what the smell is or where its coming from. We came home yesterday afternoon and wasnt here smelled like a fart (lol my kids agreed) and we were here for awhile then left and came home ate and I put the kids to bed while I was doing laundry and dishes. About 1030 I took the fan into the kids room and that smell was back. We stayed home last night though. I was soooo tired from not sleeping really the night before I figured wed stay home even though my mom said we could stay there again. I had to work this morning and the kids had to go to daycare so I didnt want to take them out again after 1030 plus all the kids were asleep and needed sleep. Tonight so far no smell so idk.
Maddie good luck at your appointment tomorrow and happy anniversary. Its hard staying with people I suggest counciling to talk things through its a third person who has no interest either way. My parents have been married 40 years this weekend and I swear they HATE each other. But whatever......
Jana thats so strange about your ds. Atleast he has no memory of it.
I am getting closer to being ok for my kids to go back to school. Trinity is going into 1st grade this year and the stupid bus because of us moving wont do pick up and drop off at my sitters since its out of their area. And I looked into the Y Care program omg. Who can afford $50-60 a week for just before and after school care for one kid. Im a single parent on one income. Theres no way I can do it. I have her way to school worked out and I can pick her up a couple days a week taking my lunch WAY late. Ug....this sucks. So I guess I get to call the school tomorrow and see if there is anything else they can help with. Its a new school for her to so yea....alot of the people that go to this school have alot of money and are from two parent homes where the mom stays at home or only works part time. Ug Im neither. I work 8am to 5pm 5 days a week. So were different lol. My son on the other hand is in a different new school(special ed 4 year old preschool) and will be bussed to and from school and has an iep so they have to. Which helps alot. His school has alot of people with money. Blah.
Little miss Sophie has been active tonight kicking and hitting the crap out of me. Its nice to have a baby thats fairly active. Might try to listen to her again tonight.
GAH!!! SO NERVOUS!!! T minus 3.5 hours :bigscream:
Show, Baby, show!!
Rooting for you Maddie! Let us know how it goes!!
Ok gals, had the NASTIEST thing happen this morning.
I was on the phone at our private school, talking to a potential student's grandparent giving info about our school, etc. And I look down to see a roach crawling over my toes!!! EEEWWWWWWW!!!!! Thank the Lord for self-control! Normally that would have been a screaming moment! But I actually managed to continue talking as I slapped at my feet and jumped around. Haha...but oooohhhhhh, soooooo disgusting!!!! Ugh!! Needless to say I was kinda out of breath for the rest of the 15 min or so the parent stayed on the phone. This place needs to be de-bugged again!!!
UGH!! Do not want a repeat EVER!!! :puke2:
THAT'S AWFUL! I would have screamed I bet and then apologized. lol You are strong!
Good luck Maddie. Hopefully you have a very healthy cooperative lil baby.
Jana ewwww I dont think I could of continued talking. No thank you.
So went to Popeyes tonight for dinner. I got the Waffle Tenders mmmmmm so good. They were awsome.
Mmmmm...I would say that sounds delish Kati, but atm I'm so stuffed nothing sounds good.
lol Jana what did you have that had you so stuffed. Blah another boring lunch. Yakisoba noodles. Really need to get tuna or something to spice them up. Cheap and easy plus can keep them in my drawer at work.
I had just had Chick-fil-a b/c my blood sugar had dropped out, and then a few hours later we went to my SIL house for a party for my FIL. So then I had good home-cooked venison roast, sausage, potatoes, carrots, salad, rolls and the most awesome cupcakes you've ever eaten (they were seriously that good!) and of course I couldn't say sorry I just ate at Chick-fil-a...so I ate some more....ugh! And, I'm at the stage where I can't eat a full meal anyhow bc my stomach feels like its being crushed...soooo...yeah....not the best decision making I've ever done in regards to food!
Sounds Awesome Jana. Yummy. I know what you mean about not being able to eat a full meal
So my youngest is sick. I got a text while at work saying she needed picked up. Im grateful my dad can watch her while Im at work otherwise I would of had to miss most of today and all of tomorrow besides friday. Ug.
Thank God for people who can step in and help, Kati! I know I rely more on family now that I have ever had to before. DH can't take off, and if I have an appt with potential students for our school I can't keep DS with me for that either. So Mimi, his great-grandma, or his PaPaw watches him.
The only one I really have is my dad. Nice thing is he lives like 2- blocks from my sitter and is willing to drop anything for my kids. So nice. I took off so much at the beginning of the year with the kids being sick, headlice and my old sitter being closed on snow days that I have like 2 days left of pto. BUT my boss is awesome about taking time off paid or unpaid when it comes to something for the kids. Still need to talk to him about Trinitys first day and maybe Taylors first day but idk. All of my leave will be unpaid. So trying to save as much as I can. I have my rent for 2 months already. Have to retag my van and do insurance on it again then can save whatever else for misc things and utilities. Im hoping I can get a third month rent saved but we will see. Thankfully I should have another bonus around when I have the baby so will have a little extra cash then maybe.
Working on getting stuff together for a garage sale this weekend at my in-laws house for their annual neighborhood garage sale. My, do we have the junk!!!! I've got the front closet cleaned out, half the junk room cleaned out and still have two more closets and part of the garage, and the rest of the junk room to go.....I'm worried I'm not actually gonna be ready by Sat. a.m.!
Good luck with the garage sale. No thank you for me. Too much work and bs to deal with. I like going to them just not goin to do one.
I don't particularly like doing them but my SIL and her sis are going to do it with me. So hopefully more fun that it otherwise would be! And I don't know any other way to get rid of good stuff without throwing it away...sooooo....here we go! And I'm not opposed to making a buck or a hundred either. haha We do have a ton!! It is quite crazy how much we've accumulated!
I sell a ton of stuff on Fbook now. It's totally handy! I actually sold my college algebra book for $30 today as where if the school were to do a buy back it would have been less. I also sold two of my high school dresses the other day. I gave away a bookshelf to someone who needed stuff while moving into a place. Good luck on the garage sale though. I like doing them but I actually make more $$ if I sell online. (if it doesn't sell I may include in a yard sale or give it away to a thrift store).
Sorry I kinda disappeared. Been working on the house we are moving into and spending time with DH and DS. I have also been packing which takes a ton of time and energy. Today I laid down to take two naps... although I could actually only sleep one of them. I hate moving. I can't wait until everything is done. We have some electrical stuff that needs fixed before we can move in though.. My dad wants it done first. So HOPEFULLY!
I have gotten the majority of Miss Sophies stuff off facebook groups I belong to or help run. I love them no hastle of a garage sale and I can get rid of stuff. My other 3 kids and I get stuff off them to. Its nice.
Maddie its all good we understand. I moved my brother and his family plus me and my kids not that long ago so totally understand. mmmm nap maybe I can get one tomorrow since Im off work BUT have the kids dentist appointment then the girls have a dr appt and before and after am meeting people and picking stuff up for Sophie. Depending on what the dr says I might be getting Sydneys oldest brother for the weekend tomorrow and then her younger brother Saturday for the day. Wee ha.
So cruising around here just saw what your naming your little one Maddie. Just wanted to say I LOVE the name.
Blah my kids are fighting since we are home today. Its crazy. I have the kids Dentist appointment at 12:30 and the girls have a dr appointment at 2 hopefully they will be done in time but a good thing is they arent that far from each other. Crazy day hoping to take the kids to a park or something after since we have those appointments and everything.....hope everyone has a great day.
Thanks Kati! Our families don't particularly like it.. and neither did DS but oh well. LOL DS decided he is gonna call him Dax. That's fine because that's what DH wants to call him for short too.
Hope you have a fantastic day! It is a really busy day! I am babysitting my SIL's 3 kids for the next couple days. I dont' know what time we start today or anything though. I'm a little overwhelmed by it. I don't like watching them that much. Two of the kids are boys and they are foster currently (attempting to adopt). One adores me and respects me. the other doesn't even say hello to me when I come over and hardly listens to me. The third is a girl and she's pretty sweet on me but she's also kinda brat some times. It'll be interesting. DS will be going to his dads house this evening so at least I won't have 4 kids to haul around.
We were going to try to move in this weekend but it isn't going to work out. Which is probably good. I overdrew our account on accident so I need to try to sell some more stuff. ITS SO STRESSFUL> We have had to put $$ into the house we are going to rent and it stinks. My school $$ doesn't come in until next friday and next friday is also payday so it'll be a relief to have some and not feel so tight on money. The house we are moving to is about 20 miles from where we are now so it's hard for $$ and gas going back and forth every day. It'll be fine i guess. DH works close to were we live now but DS is going to school by the other house. Hoping that everything works out easily.
I love the name Maddie! I actually thought of Daxton for the next boy but its too close to Braxton. GL with everything!
lol I obvious like matchy names Trinity Taylor Sydney and Sophie. lol well kinnda matchy. Whatever. People will always have something to say about the childs name until their are born. At least thats when the comments to your face stop. My ex does not like the name Sophie and neither does a few other people and I told them all well if thats what I decide the name will be then you will just have to get over it. It goes good with the other 3 and goes awesome with Lynn and good with my last name so meh. My kid i get to name it not them
So today was insane. Had the kids dentist appointment and my youngest did good needs to brush a bit more, my oldest one has to go back in a month to get her spacer out and new imprint done so maybe they can place another spacer till her adult tooth comes in. My son has to go back in a month for a cavity. Wonderful.
Then we went to the girls dr appointment waited there a hour and then finally was seen. He thinks its a stomach virus thats going around should be good within the next day or so. He asked if I had anymore questions I said not about the kids lol. (My dr is a family dr so he sees all of us and sees me for my pregnancy and will deliver the baby to) I asked if he had a chance to see my ultrasound? He said yes and asked him if he heard they wanted me to go back to get the rest of the pictures. He said yea I will go back 6-8 weeks from when I had the original ultrasound so I have another 4-6ish weeks till I get to see lil one again to make sure she is still a she and to get pix of her mouth/face and her heart (they couldnt get all 4 chambers last time). So after my next appointment on the 23rd I will get to schedule my next ultrasound. I asked him if he knew that they wanted to change my due date to the 12th. He said no BUT that we were going to keep it the same (December 6) because there is a 6 day either way margin of error before you need to worry about changing it at 7 days one way or another. IDK so we are keeping my due date as December 6. He did say that we wouldnt be able to induce then around black friday and would have to be into December before we could. Which I am ok with. I did bring up the fact that my kids dont like going near their due dates anyway, Trinity was a week early, Taylor was 3 weeks early and Sydney was 2 weeks early.
So we left there got into our parking lot when I get a call from my dad telling me I needed to go to their house my mom possibly broke her foot. So we hurried over there and got her ice and crutches so we could take her to the er when my dad got back(he was out somewhere when she called him and I was closer than he was). So we got her loaded up and took her to the er. Even with her saying I shouldnt be helping her get up and pushing the wheel chair blah blah blah. So we were there for awhile and we ran into my best friend. She was there for something with her gma. We left after awhile and came home finally. Got the call a few hours later from my very drugged up mom saying she didnt break her foot. Just some contusion(sp) or something. IDK. Its been a quiet night other then a few people trying to get stupid with me. Whatever.
How were you guys' day?
Maddie whats up with your SIL's kids? How old are they? BTW girls are brats lol horribly so sometimes.
Totally forgot while we were at my parents house my mom has completely accepted that I am pregnant and she is okay with it. Talking to my kids and me about the baby and everything. Asking questions and everything. So didnt take much time for her to get over being upset about this lil one.
So we had our garage sale yesterday. We probably have enough stuff for a couple of more.
Here's the rundown:
It was hot, humid, and miserable. You stepped outside and your clothes just stuck to you as you began to pour sweat. Ugh.
We had a ton of business bc 3 of us went in together: me, my SIL, and her sis
We collectively made $200 in about 4 hrs.
We took all of the leftover stuff to a local ministry that helps folks in need.
It started raining about 2 hrs before it was supposed to.
No more garage sales until I'm no longer pregnant and its actually comfortable outside!!!
Overall, it was a success!
And this morning I'm up making desserts for our little party we're having for your pastor/pastor's wife, whose bdays were both this last week. Smells yummy in my house. Coconut pound cake, Oreo icebox cake, chocolate creamcheese cake. Mmmmmm!!!!!
What a crazy weekend. Thankfully its time to rest and relax before sleeping tonight then work tomorrow.
Today we had my parents 40th anniversary we just did it "small" ny brother that lives with them was there, and my other brother came into town with his wife and 4 kids. So we had 7 kids 8 and under and 6 adults plus I had my friends kid. We hung out at their house grilled and ate, then took everyone to a park. Everyone had a blast. I got some bigger clothes 24 month-6T and some shoes. Sounds like I will be getting the family bassinette sometime before miss Sophie comes. Which is good. I took my friends kid home and came home. Weve been watching Cars since we got home. My youngest and I fell asleep in the chair here for a little bit.
Tomorrow is back to school night for Trinity. Ug still have details to work out for her so we will see. I have to put her name on all her supplies tonight.
hey- woah. you guys had a busy weekend. Sorry I was babysitting all weekend. I'm home now thank goodness.
My SIL's kids are 7, 8 and 8 or something like that. She has her one little girl and the two boys are in the process of being adopted from foster care. I can tell you ladies... I don't even want to do that again. It was a headache. and they aren't my kids who go by my rules.
Yea thats the problem with babysitting. They arent your kids and not your rules. Im just glad my one brother's kids have alot of the same rules as mine and we are completely comfortable disapplining each other kids. My other brothers kids are horrible for their mom but better for us when we have them since we dont deal with the bs. She supposidly cant deal with them and are up half the night. Here they go to bed at the same time as my kids with me or my brother.
Yeah.. I am more strict than most so I feel awkward.
I have a rule for babysitting anyone's kids....they go by my rules and I discipline the way I would my own kid, or I don't babysit. After a couple of times of crossing me, they learn that it is much easier to just do as I say the 1st time, or if the parents have a problem, then I just don't every babysit for them again. But, yes, it can be really stressful/tough Maddie! Sorry you had it rough!
We got to out to McD's tonight with some friends of ours and we really enjoyed it alot. We don't get to see/go out with friends often, so I cherish the times that we do. Overall this has been a really fun/relaxing day! Not sure I'm ready for the week...but ready, or not, here it comes! haha
lol yep everyone I babysit from either follows my rules I have for my kids or I dont watch them anymore.
We went and saw a friend of mine over the weekend and her son and my oldest are friends(were in the same preschool class) and they are still friends even though they went and will continue to go to different schools now. The kids had a blast while we were there and I was able to catch up with my friend.
Today has gone good so far. I got up EARLY so was able to get ready before the kids were up and got them up and dressed. We went to hyvee so I could get lunch for me today and the older 2 klenex for school(Trin starts Wed). We have back to school night or backpack night whatever you want to call it tonight so had to stay up last night putting her name on everything. Work is work so far. Nothing too exciting happened while I was gone friday which is good.