Taylor - The only tooth with a crack in it was the one they filled but I'll keep that in mind! I too was hoping to get some good deals on ON for maternity stuff but the prices aren't as low as I'd like. They do have a 20% off (or 30% with gap/ON/BR card) right now but it only knocks off a few dollars. I am thinking of just getting some of the tunic length sweaters as I really need stuff I can dress up for holidays and I like the styling.
Mia, I'm thinking of doing the same thing. I went looking for some items yesterday and I was seriously disappointed! Did you find the tunic length sweaters at Old Navy? I looked at Motherhood Maternity and there sale stuff was all short sleeved and their sweaters were $40-50. I can't justify spending that amount of money.
The girls picked out a few outfits for Reagan yesterday and we got the stroller. We also got 2 cans of formula, so we're serioulsy set for this little girl. Just waiting on her to make her appearance now.
Wow! Only 10 weeks left for you! That's so exciting!
We did some running around this weekend. We bought the stroller/carseat and a few cans of formula. We are literally set for baby. I also let the girls each pick her out an outfit and then I bought a few cheap onesies from Wal-Mart for her to wear at the hospital. DH really doesn't like the little half shirts they have them wear, and our hospital is okay with us changing them into our clothes as long as we put the little shirts back on when they go into the nursery.
We also finished up painting the toy room, so this week we'll slowly start moving the girls' toys down there. We're also on the hunt for a dresser for their room. Their closet is big enough for the two of them, but there is nowhere to put Reagan's stuff, so she'll use a dresser. We did so much running around this weekend that I don't feel like I had much of a break. Hopefully this next weekend will be a bit more relaxing, but I doubt it. Hope every has a great start to their week!
Holly, how can your Dh not like side-snap shirts??? I love those! And they're so hard to find where Ilive. My hospital puts babies in this really ugly, cheap, thin sleeper. So stupid. I HATE sleepers on newborns because they're such a PITA when you have to change them so often.
I have about 4 side-snap shirts and two neutral gowns and my mom bought me four pink gowns. DD's going to live in those at first. I'll buy a thick fleece sleeper to bring her home in though because it's going to be freezing here.
This is what our hospital puts them in-
Isn't that awful? It's some cheap, thin "satiny"-feeling fabric. And yes, Brandon has a massive bruise on his head. He was sunny side up
Holly - The tunic length sweaters/shirts I have been looking at were at ON. I haven't checked out Motherhood yet though. How awesome that you're set for baby!
Tiffany - 10 weeks will go so quick! It's especially easier to deal with when you have a project like the kids room to focus on.
Taylor - That is a strange sleeper! Our hospital uses the side snap shirts with gowns I loved it. I like the fleecy sleepers a lot too, especially anything with a zipper instead of a thousand buttons. We are also thinking of getting DS one of these snowsuits from Old Navy or a carseat cover. We had each with DD and got way more use out of the snowsuit (the cover was a cheap walmart find) but I like that the covers last longer.
AFM I had my bi weekly midwife appointment today. Everything went well. DD was with me and she was really fantastic which was a relief. She often gets very nervous in any kind of doctors office (even with all women). They were concerned with how I've been feeling because of my l&d stint on Tuesday but things have been better. We repeated my CBC blood work because of that Fungal Meningitis outbreak going on with the lab where my injections were compounded until a few weeks ago. I was a little concerned because the new shots are so much milder reaction wise then the old ones, but my mw said a lot of H17 patients have been reporting the same thing and she didn't seem concerned like we all have MF or something. She pushed back doing my NSTs to three weeks so it will be easier and it buys me a little time to figure out childcare for DD. We love the idea of part time school/day care but affording the extra hours will be a stretch. Another good thing is my bile salt levels for ICP were a little lower at my last draw which is great! They won't change course with treatment but the lower the number the less risk to the baby. I'm hoping to figure out the child care thing this week so DD can at least do a trial run in a couple of weeks.
Mia, that's good your appt went well! My area is freaking out due to the meningitis outbreak since alot of it is in TN and we live in an area that is very 40% retirees, 40% students, 20% neither. So alot of residents had those shots that were affected by it.
Mia, glad your appointment went well! It's also good that your LO was so good at the doctor. I know it makes it so much nicer/easier for me when the LOs behave at the doctor!
Taylor, those are interesting outfits! I don't mind the little white shirts, but DH absolutely hates them!
I'm so confused right now....we took Addy to the doctor and got a diagnosis for her behavior. Her teacher and I, along w/DH filled out a survey, and sent them in. Well, I really struggled with what to do for her, and after deciding, we get a letter today telling us that his diagnosis doesn't match what the surveys said and that medicine may not be necessary. We're supposed to continue giving it to her until we go back on the 15th, but why? If it's not what she has, then why should I? I'm so confused and frustrated because I feel like we're right back at square one. I just don't know....
Taylor - I think she'd technically be eligible by her age for the early head start programs, but we wouldn't fit the guidelines for it as DH made really good money in the last couple of years, we just have insane bills. I mentioned to him that one of the schools hasn't called back so he said he doesn't want to pursue them if I can't get them to talk to me in the next day or two despite knowing people who use and love it. There is another preschool in the city where I have my appointments/hospital is so I'm checking into them tomorrow too. If not, I found some good baby sitter options locally that I hope I can interview over the week/weekend.
Holly - That is really frustrating but at the same time I guess it makes sense that they'd rank the parental and teacher evaluations higher then the in office visit. Maybe the continuation of the medication is just because it's something you aren't supposed to stop suddenly? Though if the dosage is the same I'm not sure what difference it would make. I hope you can get some answers soon.
Holly--Sounds like you had a productive weekend! And as for your daughter, I hope you get some answers soon. That has to be so frustrating!
Mia--Hooray for a great appointment and awesome that your daughter behaved so well--that makes a huge difference.
Taylor--I've never seen outfits like that used in a hospital...I'm trying to remember what our hospital used with our last LO, and the only thing I can remember is the sleep sack they sent us home with. With my first 2, it was just a t-shirt.
AFM--we've had sick kids since Friday...Last night DD2 got REALLY sick. She usually acts normal when she is sick, but she was throwing up a TON a laid around a lot today. I feel bad for her. DD#3 also got sick last night. I cleaned like crazy today. Disinfected bathrooms, doorknobs and light switches, bleached towels, washed blankets, etc. It's nice to have it done, but I am paying for it now. :S