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Another month, another thread!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away?!?

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No, but I am glad my mother in law is going to do all of that Thanksgiving stuff. We are going to bring a ham and some sides, but we are keeping the mess at her house and she is being hugely gracious about the whole thing!!

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I was just thinking how quickly these months have been flying by! I cannot believe the holidays are literally just around the corner! And then we will all have little babies to love on! Smile

I think we will be spending Thanksgiving with the in-laws as well. It will be fun to see everyone!

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Im sooooo excited about thanksgiving !! Im even more excited that my shower is 2 weeks awayyyy!!!

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I too am glad that I am not the one putting on Thanksgiving. My in-laws do it (they love it). We just provide the turkey. DH always gets one from work (a HUGE farm fresh turkey) that's a big hit. I am always excited for T-Day meals. We also spend some time at my family's and do something small as it's not as many people there. It's always a lot of food but that's the best part. Biggrin

ETA: Forgot to say that Tasha that is so exciting about your shower!!

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I, too, cannot believe Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Lauryn's birthday is the week after. I can't believe the holiday season is upon us, but am excited because we're that much closer to having our babies Smile I cannot wait!

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It's crazy how fast time is flying!!!

DD got bitten on her face by something yesterday and now today her whole face is swollen and her eye is swollen shut. I brought her into urgent care this morning and they ended up admitting her to hospital for a few days to get IV antibiotics. The bite turned into cellulitus. Sad Poor thing.. it looks like she got beat up. But at least she is in good spirits and is showing no signs of being "sick". Getting the IV into her arm wasn't very fun though.. had to poke her 5 times before they got it. My poor girl. And this is one tired momma!! Hopefully we will get some sleep tonight while in the hospital.

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Omggg did they find out what bit her yet?? Poor baby Sad ! I hope she has a speedy recovery!

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Holly - How fun about Lauryn's birthday coming up! You're right, it's getting way too close to when we'll be having these babies.

Amanda - How awful. Sad DD had to get an IV back in May for fluids when she got dehydrated from the stomach flu and it was torture. I'm glad your DD is in good spirits and on the road to recovery. I hope she's able to come home soon so you all can have some r&r.

DH is working today but it's so that he can have Christmas Eve off. They'll work another Saturday to get New Years Eve off too. They're only doing it because most job sites they'd be on won't even be open for a day and there wouldn't be any work for them to do at the shop (as they're field guys) so it's worth it. I know that with a newborn and a very high spirited toddler, I will be thrilled to have DH home for four days/work three days for two weeks straight without it effecting pay.

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Amanda - You guys have had a really crazy last few months. Hoping for a speedy recovery for her. Keep us posted.

Tasha - Yay! Showers are so much fun. Hope yours is everything you wanted it to be.

Mia - Agree with you.. makes sense to pay ahead in this case.

I have my big call weekend next weekend; it is my last one until after I come back from having the babies. It is really getting physically difficult to do that - being 36.5 lbs up from my pre-pregnancy weight. We are in unchartered territory here. Last night sleep was nearly impossible due to discomfort. My family will be in town for almost a week around thanksgiving and I need to do some meal planning (ok, I don't need to... but I need to plan something fun just to get through the 12 days straight of work coming up starting Monday). God knows I can't shop anymore. I need a Hover Round.

P.S. Anyone into casseroles and crock pot meals? Have we talked about this before? I can't remember...

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I don't get really excited for Thanksgiving anymore. It's only my inlaws and my MIL's parents. Every time. And they host a birthday cake thing at their house for every birthday and it's always the same people. I don't know. I see them all once a month anyways only for TG I get to listen to my SILs sit together and I'm stuck with Jason who is so damn quiet at family functions it's useless.

I wish I could go home for Thanksgiving (Texas). I would love nothing more. My birthday is the Monday of Thanksgiving week too and DD's is Wednesday before mine. I know she would love to go too. Brandon was born in TN and doesn't know any different but Ali and I are used to Thanksgivings where 75 extended family members show up to my great aunt's Christmas tree farm and it's potluck and new people are there every year (like SO's and new babies). It's outdoors and just awesome. That's what I grew up with so this teeny tiny family dinner with people we see constantly is so boring to me.

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Tiffany, I do ALOT of casseroles and crock pot meals. Are you needing ideas? I have an amazing crockpot/casserole (you kinda have to do both so not a quick meal really) recipe for white chicken enchiladas and I've spent two years finding the best pot roast recipe and finally did!

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I would love both of those recipes.

I like holidays with my family which is why it is so nice they are coming up. I get along great with my FIL and BIL - the BIL is flying in from Baltimore and my whole family is coming up from Texas. We weren't supposed to, but I have been finding some nice gifts for everyone who is making it up.

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I would love some recipes that I can make to put in the freezer....or easy crockpot recipes. I'm really going to make an effort to do this this time around. With three other little ones and w/DH working long hours, I will need all the help I can get Smile

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Okay for enchiladas, I cook frozen chicken in my crock pot to shred it. Then I mix the shredded chicken with some sour cream and shredded cheese and roll the mixture up in tortillas (I use flour because I hate corn tortillas), enough to line the baking pan I use. I pour a can of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the pan before I put them down.

Preheat to 350 degrees. Once your tortillas are rolled up, pour melted Velveeta Queso Blanco over it and fill the pan with more shredded cheese. Cook for 20-ish minutes to melt everything (since your chicken is already cooked) and then under high broil for a few minutes to brown the top.
Done!

For my pot roast, and seriously this stuff is SO good. I use chuck roast or chuck tender roast. I soak the roast in worchestershire sauce, sea salt, pepper and let it soak while I do the veggies. I use a bag of frozen stew veggies and then cut up some potatoes and throw them in. Then I throw the roast in and top it off with a tiny bit of rosemary and 1/2 cup of water. Cook for 6-8 hours.

I'm not very good with freezer meals yet. Although I do make my own marinara and freeze it. Also, those Bertolli Frozen Meal Soups are AWESOME. My favorite is tomato florentine with chicken and tortellini. It takes like 10-20 minutes to cook and it's so damn good.

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Taylor - I know what you mean about small gatherings vs larger ones. My family on my dad's side is huge so when I met DH's family and realized the max amount of people I'd see at one party was 20 something (but usually 10-12 with kids) I giggled to myself.

I love the recipe ideas! Maybe we should make a sticky for easy meals as we get ready for these babies to arrive?

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Mia thats a great idea about the easy recipes !! Lord knows i will need them !! Taylor your recipe sounds delish btw!! Lol

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Guys can ya'll recommend a toy kitchen for me? There are SO many. Ideally, I don't want to spend more than $70-80 on the kitchen itself because I have a small budget and I'd like to get him some play food/dishes to go with it. He likes the ones with a coffee pot because he helps me make my coffee in the morning.

I feel bad though- Jason is worried Brandon spends too much time around girls, which is true. He only has aunts in this town (4, if you include my SIL's fiancee and we do, she is aunt Ashley to him), always around me and Ali. As a result, his Christmas list consists of mermaid toys, a play tent, and Dora stuff. And a doctor kit. . he goes around telling me he is Doctor Brandon.

Should I get him some blocks instead of Dora? I can try and find a mermaid Dora toy to combine that aspect. He points out blocks but I don't know which ones to get- Mega Bloks, which we can afford more of, or Duplos, which seem to be better quality.

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Its not his fault!! Lol i would consider getting plain mega blocks and legos with out characters if that mskes DH more comfortable .. There a little tikes kitchen that i think is sooo cute ! Its like a play and grow type of thing . Cook n' Grow Kitchen - MGA Entertainment - Toys "R" Us maybe if you find a good coupon you can get it cheaper at toysrus or maybe amazon has it cheaper but i LOVE the fact that he wants a kitchen !

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Mia, I like the idea of a sticky w/easy recipes Smile

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Taylor we had the opposite problem with DD. She has her girly moments and things she's into, but she loves dinosaurs, trucks, building blocks etc. and wanted nothing to do with pink or girly things until more recently. I'm more tomboyish so I didn't care but I could tell some family were surprised (rolls eyes). IMO what kids play with isn't a big deal though I know a lot of people get nervous about that stuff early in life. For instance I mentioned how I'd still use our pink/girly variety cloth diapers on DS when he can fit into them and DD isn't in diapers anymore. DH didn't seem to enjoy that idea but I assured him that if I put DS in a pink/purple overnight cloth diaper, I promise his penis won't fall off. Wink Soon enough DS will be in school and have tons of friends of both sexes to play with.

With the blocks, I'd go with whichever he'd be more apt to enjoy. We have both and our Megablocks have held up just fine despite being larger and thinner.

Last year my mom bought DD this kitchen. We've had to take it away a few times because she just climbed on it but playing house/kitchen is such awesome role play for them. I like the one Tasha linked too.

I'll make a thread for the recipes. Smile

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A recipe thread is a great idea! I'm not so great about using my crockpot, but I'd like to use it more often. I have some easy recipes i could share too--I'm all about easy these days!

As for toys, we have 4 girls and 1 boy, and he does play with his sisters, but he also has his own toys. Mega blocks are great--we've had ours for several years and they hold up great. I think a kitchen is fine--sorry I don't have a recommendation, but kids like to do what they see their parents and siblings do.

DH was home all weekend. It was so nice. We cleaned house and hung out. Pretty low key.

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It's not so much that Jason cares about getting him a kitchen- Jason's a chef for a living to begin with and has been for 10 years so that's not a big deal. He's a better cook than I am when it comes to non-basic things, he's also trained to be a pastry chef.

It's when you look at Brandon's overall Christmas list that Brandon and I both sat on Amazon and created that it comes into play. His list is mermaid bath toys (because he freakin LOVES mermaids and bath time, he spends the whole time pretending to be one), anything Dora or Baby Jaguar, a Yo Gabba Gabba play tent, a doctor kit, and some Nick Jr compilation DVDs (we don't get an actual Nick Jr channel so the combo dvds are awesome). That's my actual shopping list for him but he keeps asking for a pink kitchen, a pink car, and that Bouncy Furreal puppy.

Also, I'm getting very irritated with Jason's parents. They told me they've already done Christmas shopping a bit for him but won't tell me what they've got. They're very sneaky about taking my firsts with him- as in, when I was in the hospital and they helped babysit Brandon for Jason they took him to the zoo for the first time (which seriously pissed me off because I had asked them not to). I've mentioned a few things we were getting him and I'm concerned they're going to try and buy them first. Kinda okay, because then it saves me money. But it also makes me feel like a failure because it's MY kid and they're trying to out do me.

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Ughhh Taylor that would soooo piss me off as well !! I dont know how you kept your calm if you did ! Well listen get what you can for him and thats it !! He doesnt live with them so your gift will be better regardless because he will open yours first ! Thats how i look at it !

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Yikes Taylor I can't imagine the in-laws trying to overstep your boundries/go against what you asked like that. I see where the gifts can save money, but it shouldn't be done in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable like that. You'd think they'd want to let you know what they've purchased for him so you don't end up with duplicates. The list sounds pretty well rounded, I hope Jason doesn't over think it too much.

AFM I had my bi weekly appointment today. All was good. By their scale I'm up 25 pounds which shocked me. Their scale has been reading a pound or two higher then mine (instead of within a half a pound) for a couple of months. No one is concerned as I was at a "healthy bmi" before getting pregnant but it's weird to me as I only gained 24 lbs total with DD. He's breech again which I suspected. My mw said we won't worry about that unless he's breech past 34 weeks, but that some babies just don't want to turn until go time. She said her second was breech and she had a version. She said it wasn't too awful which is nice to hear. I am not too worried except that with needing to deliver at 37 weeks, if he is still breech in a few weeks, that it would be a lot of interventions (a version, amnio and then induction) at once but I'm going to cross that bridge if/when we get to it. NSTs starting next week. Joy. At least it will allow some down time to read/crochet.

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One of my two is breech. I know they say that he is going to flip, but vertex/breech is a pretty common presentation for twins. My OB said that if they present that way he would do a C-section. I think if they come a little early and are not full-size I would be more open to trying a version. But if they come at 38 weeks full size, I will be ok with a c-section. Even if they are vertex-vertex, baby B can switch to breech on the way out. I know there are lots of positives about a vaginal birth, but with the 3rd degree lac with the last one, I am a little scared this time.

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I had a version with Ali. Never again. I will seriously let them do a c-section before a version again.

It was SO painful. And she flipped again AFTER they did it. I got lucky that she flipped back into correct position at 38 weeks.

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Tiffany - I can totally understand your reservations. It's always interested me how twins positioning can effect what the other one wants to do. I hope that however you deliver, it all goes smoothly. A 3rd degree does not sound fun.

Taylor - Yikes how scary! Was it the pain that makes you want a c-section over that option again or the flipping thing? The thing I'm most nervous about with a version (besides risk factors but I haven't even looked at that yet) is that he'll just flip back. I don't want a c-section but part of me thinks if baby's in a certain position, it's for a reason?

My dad came by to hang out with Em while I voted which was nice. It wasn't horribly busy but I would have never got it done if I dragged her with me. Voting closes at 7 pm here and I'll be thrilled if DH is home before then. Em got up at 6 am today. Hoping to get her down for a nap soon. I'd have preferred 7 am, but an early nap should mean a more reasonable bedtime. Can't wait to get that all situated again. I took the bag we'll be using for an overnight bag upstairs and started putting some nursing stuff and DS's going home outfit (and some other little things) in it. SO exciting!

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I hope everyone who has a breech baby, i hope the LO flips because i heard versions can be veryy painful ordeals ! I told my husband and doctor i will not be doing that and if i need a c section then so be it!
AFM im on my way to vote even though im so tired ! Ughh i cant wait until im 8 months so i can start packing my bag for the hospital and leave it in the car !!! I feel like if I do that now that I will be jumping the gun ! Im just soo excited to see him soon!

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Mia, it was really painful and I bruised badly from it. They literally try to flip the baby manually from your belly. I don't know who's brilliant idea it was to ever invent this procedure, but I would never suggest anyone doing it. I'm sure it's helped some but my experience with it was terrible.

If they ever tried to tell me to have a version (my midwife is very anti c-section unless there are no other options), I would make them induce me immediately after doing it. They did Ali's at 35 weeks. . I didn't deliver until 39.4 weeks. She had TONS of time to flip back to breech and she did. Even then, a baby can flip during labor! It's just too risky for me to not have guaranteed results from it.

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Yeah, we haven't discussed when it would be done and all of that, but I am assuming it would be right around induction time as she said they usually don't do it until 37 weeks and that's when I'd be delivering anyway. I really don't think they'd do a version and an amnio in one hit (or even week) as that is a lot of stress on your body but we'll see. Here's to hoping he'll just flip for me.

Anyone else deal with their older kids getting really clingy and needy soon before baby arrives? DD has just been getting worse. She's always had some separation/anxiety issues about leaving me as I'm her primary caregiver for 99% of things but it's been nuts lately. I try to include her in as much baby stuff as I can and be positive about her being the big sister while still focusing attention on her that has nothing to do with the baby. She was all about the newborn at a Halloween party the other weekend so here's to hoping she'll take to her brother well.

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I agree... it makes no sense in my mind to do a version until right before delivery... what if they flip back, seems crazy to me... but I am no OB-GYN.

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I was 18 when I had DD, I had no idea about versions or the sort when my OB discussed it. I went along, figuring she knew best.

Then again, she also tried to induce me at 38 weeks because she was going on vacation. DD came on her own (my water broke at home but I was induced because my body wasn't actually going into labor on it's own and I had about 8 hours left to infection risk) and the on call OB delivered her. He actually ended up being awesome. Probably way more than my actual OB.

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Sorry for you ladies who have breech babies right now. Hopefully they will flip in time.

I don't worry about it much because I'm having a c/s regardless. I don't think I've ever had a breech baby though, so I'm thankful for that.

I just got home from parent-teacher conferences. With those and the time change, I'm beat! I'm looking forward to the next two days going quickly and spending Friday at home with my monkeys. Although, right now Addison is pushing all the wrong buttons. This time change has been hard on her and she's exhausted. She gets ubber cranky when she's exhausted and she's picking fights with Lauryn. I've only been home for 20 minutes and feel like I've been home for hours Sad I'm going to eat and go to bed!

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I have to have caffeine just to function. So exhausted. Just need to get through the next 10 days and I will have a normal working woman's schedule. I might decide to bow out of hospital duties at that point. I can barely walk the hospital. God forbid there is no chair in the room for me to sit on while I talk with my patients... This morning my start time isn't until 10am due to discharging all my patients yesterday, so just when I think I am at wit's end, something works out.

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Tiffany--I hope you can make it through! GL!

I just found out this morning that the daughter of an old friend who has been battling cancer for the past 3 years (i think), passed away this morning. I have mixed emotions--sadness and relief. She was the same age as one of my girls. Makes me hold them a little bit tighter today.

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Wow Lisa god bless her soul smh! Gone too soon . I hate cancer is sooo ughhh!!!
AFM - im going to have to stay at work a little longer than expected because of the way the maternity leave works at my job so instead of of Dec 14 i will take it day by day ! I feel fine just tired here and there with minor aches ! Andddd we are being hit with another storm... We have SNOWWWW!!! At least its now and not next week during my baby shower!
How are you ladies doing today ?

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Thank you Tasha!

I was typing up my December calendar and I realized that my due date is exactly 3 weeks after our anniversary (the 18th), 2 weeks after Christmas and 1 week after new Years day! CRAZY! I thought it was 3 weeks after Christmas. Yikes!

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Losing kids is the hardest thing. I really can't imagine. I think one of the reasons we decided to have the twins is because I was so afraid of losing Luke, and I know that is crazy. Of course that isn't the only reason. I know one child cannot replace another, especially now as my child is older.

All of our due dates will be upon us before we know it. Smile

Life's gonna get wild.

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Tiffany, I have several cousins who have twins and 2 of them were talking on FB about their experiences...Best of luck to you!
OT...I cannot imagine losing a child! It is one of my worst fears!

I had a dr. appt. today. Everything looks good. Babies head is down. Heartbeat was slower than usual, but I think she was sleeping or something. Midwife wasn't worried, and she moves a lot, so I'm not either. I also asked about heartburn meds--its really killing me! She told me I could take zantac twice a day! Hooray! I can't wait to sleep well...instead of waking up at night with heartburn and not sleeping because of it!

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Holly - Days like that are so tough. I hope you got some rest in!

Tiffany - That sounds brutal about the pain. I hope that something works out. While 10 days isn't that long, it's too long if you can't physically get through it.

Lisa - I'm so sorry about your friend's daughter. It is so hard seeing someone go so young, but knowing that they're not suffering anymore. How cool about the dates lining up like that! As if the holidays weren't busy enough as it was, you'll have plenty to keep the days going fast.:)

Tasha - That sounds like a good plan about the maternity leave. We got some snow too but just a dusting. My heart breaks for all those who have to deal with a ton of snow that are still feeling the effects of Sandy.

AFM a bit of a vent- I was happy to find out I capped my share of the deductible but not so thrilled at how the receptionist from my mw's office handled it. ALl of them are great except this one. I pay things as I'm billed or as soon as I can (they give a good chunk of time before things are due) and she acts like I am 3 months late on things or that I never pay my bills. She's put me in tears twice (thanks hormones!) so DH wants me to bring it up to my provider. I just might. Bad news is my vehicle didn't pass inspection. The frame is rusted out (which happened just recently and has been an issue for some toyota trucks/suvs in this model year range). My mechanic couldn't believe it as it's only got 120,000 miles but DH was saying that stuff just creeps up on you. No idea how we'll pay to fix it (mechanic said there's a possibility it will be replaced for free or at a % of cost but DH doubts it begin so old and living in New England despite that it's been taken care of beautifully). I am hoping the dealership will just loan me something while it gets resolved so I don't have to just go rent a car and wrack up more bills. I'm not worrying myself sick over this stuff, but I find the hardest part of being at home is when I can't financially contribute to things like this.

On a happy note, a family member who's EDD is this weekend might be having her baby now! DH and her DH work together (they're family) and he left work today because she went to l&d but she posted on FB a little while ago she might not be progressed enough to be kept. I'm hoping she is just as she's been really uncomfortable the last couple of weeks, and I'm of course dying to meet their son.

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Mia--I'm sorry about your car situation! I really dislike car problems, but good for you to not let it bother you too much! Also, how exciting for your SIL! KUP

I am so tired all the time any more...anyone else? And my kids are on one tonight...and DH is working nights this week...I think tonight is tv night. (We don't do tv night very often...mostly when DH isn't here). And while we watch, I will go through my boy clothes...since I have all the boxes sitting in the family room. I suppose I might as well get started so I can get it done!

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Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's daughter. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

Mia, that's so exciting about the possibility of a baby!! Hopefully she's made enough progress and they'll keep her and she'll be holding her little guy soon!

My monkeys are being little stinkers tonight, too. I let them watch about an hour of tv when we came home and then I turned it off. I could live w/out it, seriously, but DH would die. During the summer I try not to have it on. I'm anxiously counting down the minutes until bedtime. Only 15 more to go Yahoo

I'm also working on lesson plans. I get a three day weekend due to conferences so I'm trying to get all of my school work done tonight so I can just relax and enjoy the weekend. I've gotten all the papers checked that I brought home and am now working on these. Once they're done, I can relax all weekend! I realized this morning that we have some sort of party every weekend for the next four weeks, then it's three weeks until Christmas and then 5 weeks till baby!! Yippee!! I know it'll go fast, so I'm get super excited!

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Does anyone have any experience with SPD? I have it very badly this time. Yesterday, I made Jason help me clean and all I did was go to the grocery store. As soon as I got home, I chopped up a tomato for dinner and got severe sharp pains on my left side and when I sat down, it was as though my pelvic bone locked up. I literally couldn't stand back up.

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Lisa & Holly - I hope the tv time helped get some things done/relax a bit. It's always nice to check things off the list before the weekend really starts.

Taylor - I know one of the girls on the Dec. 12 board has SPD. I believe it's KittyRN but I'd double check the threads. I'm sorry you've had so much pain from it, that sounds awful.

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Thanks Mia, maybe I'll PM her.

I had it with Brandon but I attributed it to the weight gain. I'm not as big as I am with him so I don't know.

Mia you are SO CLOSE!!! Do you have your delivery date yet?! Five more weeks! It tickles me to see your ticker at 32 weeks already!

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Can I brag for a minute?

We're not very well financially this week. As in, we have $2.19 to last until Friday. Jason is asking for a pay advance at work today (he'll get it). All our bills were due by the 4th and it took his entire paycheck to do so. I woke up this morning to change Brandon's Pull-up. . .and we have 2 left. TWO! And Jason had already gone to work. So- potty training it is.

He's had ONE accident and spent the entire day in underwear I'd bought to train him months ago. I made him clean up the accident and we've been going every 20-30 minutes. But I swear to you, this kid can pee on demand. There is no way he's had to pee every single time we've gone but yet he has.

So I'm a proud mama. We'll go get night time diapers when Jason gets off because I don't trust him at night and we co-sleep. My insomnia is bad enough without waking up in his pee too.

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Taylor--I hope you get some answers. And congrats on a great day of potty training!!! I hope Brandon continues to do well for you. GL!

AFM, I got through half of the boy boxes the other night, put them away and quit. I think there are 3 more boxes down there just waiting for me to go through, but I don't want to do it. :/ I'm sure it will get done eventually, but I'm not in a hurry since I already went thru the baby stuff. If this baby turns out to be a boy, then I have a lot of work to do. DS left most everything stained. My SIL found a good stain remover that I need to try...otherwise it's all got to be replaced (and I'd rather not have to do that).
Today was supposed to be a relaxing day...it has been quite busy. I cleaned my upstairs living room and cleaned the office and made chicken pot pie for dinner with DD1. (She's been wanting to help in the kitchen more, so I let her--it was nice to have the help since this recipe took forever to make!) We made 2--1 for tonight and 1 for the freezer. It smells good, so I'm excited to try it!
Also, we are getting a piano on loan from a neighbor while they are gone and renting out their home for 18 months. I'm so excited! I was planning on using some tax money to buy a piano, but now I will just start saving so we can get one when the neighbors return home. Smile I hope you're all having a good weekend!

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Taylor - That's amazing about the PTing, I hope that keeps up! I hate money stress and it is so hard when you're running out of things like that. It is crazy to think I have 5 weeks left. No delivery date yet, but with DD they didn't have anything scheduled until right before 37 weeks. It should be to the day so long as the amnio goes well/I make it to that and my blood levels don't get crazy high or anything. haven't had them tested in a while but even if they stay low, I'm having them done right at the end to make sure we know how much of a risk that is/isn't as the last month of pregnancy is when things can get serious quickly.

Lisa - It is so easy to get overwhelmed/tired of doing things like going through boxes and boxes of clothes. I've been doing the same with some of DD's stuff to send down to our youngest niece and it's been grueling. I hope you're able to put your feet up a bit tomorrow. The piano sounds like such an awesome deal! I only play by ear but I would love to take lessons when I have the time some day. My brother is a music ed teacher so he can give me plenty of tips.

AFM - DH looked at the frame damage done to my car. If we had the time, he could just put it in the driveway, jack it up and do the work himself but it would take an entire weekend and he's probably working next Saturday too. He said it's defiantly not a safety issue and it should only be a day and a half to fix. The place we're taking it to is good and we know the owners. My in-laws are graciously letting me borrow their second vehicle until the work gets done so that saves us the expense of renting a car. I am a little anxious for my first NST appointment Monday. It's with an OB who's amazing at his job, but isn't the most conversational. I have been having really slight spotting (once yesterday twice today) and last night I had some painful BH but they went away eventually. Little man has flipped and the only thing that makes me nervous is if he's thinking of trying to come early. I really don't think I'd have noticed the spotting if I wasn't already wearing a pad but I'm being cautious.

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Mia - At 32 weeks he has a great chance of a good outcome if he does come early. I don't wish pre-term labor on anyone, but right now my goal is just to make it to 32 weeks. I will feel really good about things at that point. Even just getting to 30 is going to feel like a bit of an accomplishment. Any idea on how big they think he is; is he ahead of schedule?

Lisa - I am soooo tired after a busy day as well. I am going to take a shower and probably just go to bed. My work day starts at 7am tomorrow and it is going to be another grueling day. But then its mostly desk work from here on out. I can't imagine going through boxes, etc. Chicken pot pie sounds awesome.

I either barely passed or barely failed the 1 hour glucose tolerance test. I might have to take the 3 hour test. I do it at work, so it is not so bad. The girls did a great job of drawing my blood last time. Oh, and I am getting to be pretty anemic. I guess it is time to start thinking about taking some iron. Tears me up though.... just like everyone.

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Hey ladies!! Mia i hope your LO stays in to bake a little bit more !!
Ahhh Tiffany hopefully you will pass the 3hr test!!!
AFM i went to my cousins baby shower today and it was sooooo nicee!!! Omgg she looked sooo beautiful!! I kinda cant wait until mine !!! Im getting excited !!

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