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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. I hope you're all having a good weekend!
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.
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.