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Chatting away until July!

Alright gals, here's a chance to get some posts! And a chance to just say hello!! let's chat these days away! Smile

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How's the weather by you today??

For us it's actually supposed to be nice! YAY! It had been gloomy and cold the past few days! so we are welcoming our 68º high, although it's supposed to be windy Sad

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The weather here is beautiful! Sunny, but getting hot this time of year. Our highs are in the mid 80's right now, so I'm thankful for my A/C!

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Dh and I were in AZ two weeks ago (that's where DH is from) and it was like 90's the WHOLE time we were there.. MISERABLE. We even saw 106º on the car reading on one of the days.. ugh it was horrible-- I hate the heat haha!

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Yeah around Phoenix it gets ridiculously hot in the summer... I don't think I could ever live in that area! I live in southern Arizona, near the border. We're at a higher elevation, so it only breaks the 100 degree mark a few times during the summer. I grew up here too, and I've never left. I don't think I could handle snow and below freezing temps in the winter, no way! Biggrin

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Our weather is awesome Smile Mid to high 80s all this week! I love AL/GA weather as I live on the line. I know I'll regret saying this as it's only April & we're already hit the 90 degree temps but I'd rather be hot than cold....I HATE cold weather!

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I am looking forward to some nice weather around here. April is tricky. One day it will be nice and the next miserable. You just never know what you are going to get.

Speaking of miserable, I am miserable today. My belly feels like it is pulled as tight as it can get. I just can't get comfortable and have a hard time breathing - how is everyone else feeling today?

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weather here is actually SUNNY for once.....it's been so miserably blah, cold and rainy. It's prob in the low 50's.

I'm feeling like blah. Went to see the diabetes speicalist and learned how to moniter my levels.....but have no idea what i'm suppose to eat,.....like i asked what if my levels are to low, she's like, well, eat something. Okay, um, like what? So, anyways, i asked if there was someone there to talk to about diet and food and i was refered to the diabetic nutirionalist, so i'm going there tomorrow....which i feel better about. In the meantime, i have killer heartburn and my stomach is upset from all this...so i'm trying REALLY hard to relax..... ugh.
Oh yeah, and now something is wrong with my thyriod......i'm not going to anymore Dr's until this baby is coming out...lol.
On a bright side, i just took my levels and it wasn't to bad...

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Im so jealous of all your super hot weather!! Its +4 outside today and very very sunny! I cant complain, i noticed the tree's are starting to get buds on them, so maybe spring is on its way, althought it was snowing last night.....i cant wait to go pick up some planting flowers and get started on gardening! I plan on growing a few vegetables this year :eek: so we will see how i do!! I just need the temperature to balance out a bit!! Im so happy we are past winter and the sun is finally out!
My ticker says i only have 79 days, which is 2 months and 19 days!!!! And who knows, maybe earlier?? Im just now starting to freak out realizing that somehow i am going to have to get this little man out.....and i might be the only women in the entire world where this isnt possible??? Im kind of a wimp and i keep worrying im gonna be the women where the dr's are getting frustrated because i suck at pushing.....and i dont want to poo on the table either......im not so sure this labor thing is for me......i will probably end up pooing on the table and then be sent for a c-section because the only thing i can push out is poo.....i actaully have to stop myself from thinking about labor because i keep freaking myself out!!

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Rachel, We were in Phoenix and Tucson areas while we were there. Tucson was FOR SURE more comfortable than Phoenix

My belly isn't too bad lately, but I feel yucky 24/7. I can't eat anything without getting "sick" (and we'll leave it at that!) VERY annoying. She is playing games with my digestive track and I'm not loving it haha! I've been getting a fair amount of BH's lately and I think I might ask my Dr at my next appointment to check me JUST to make sure I'm not actually dilating at all.

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Belzy, I feel your pain re: the weather. My MIL (where I'm staying on bed rest) said the other day that she put the snow shovel away so it's sure to snow again soon. HUSH-A-YOU is my response. Yesterday was my and my SIL's bday - it has snowed on that day in the past so we were both joyful that it was sunny. Smile I love the heat and can't wait to move from AK to the "lower 48" where seasons are real.

Almost ended up in the hospital for bed rest yesterday. Went for a measurement u/s and dr thought my cervix was too short. Lucky for me she was wrong, but there is enough pressure that I'm pretty much on bed rest at home anyway. Ah well, at least I'm still at "home". So badly want to be at my own home, but that is not possible so I need to quit sulking about it.

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Belzy, I feel your pain re: the weather. My MIL (where I'm staying on bed rest) said the other day that she put the snow shovel away so it's sure to snow again soon. HUSH-A-YOU is my response. Yesterday was my and my SIL's bday - it has snowed on that day in the past so we were both joyful that it was sunny. Smile I love the heat and can't wait to move from AK to the "lower 48" where seasons are real.

Almost ended up in the hospital for bed rest yesterday. Went for a measurement u/s and dr thought my cervix was too short. Lucky for me she was wrong, but there is enough pressure that I'm pretty much on bed rest at home anyway. Ah well, at least I'm still at "home". So badly want to be at my own home, but that is not possible so I need to quit sulking about it.

Not being at your own home would be very difficult.

How are things going in general? I didn't know you were on bed rest.

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Not being at your own home would be very difficult.

How are things going in general? I didn't know you were on bed rest.

I agree! Hope you're doing okay.

I'm sooo tired of the snow. We woke to 3 in this morning. It snowed all day yesterday too. It's sunny and starting to melt now, but still. Two days ago it got up to 50 and we went for a walk. It was so good to get outside. It seems like it always snows on Easter here, so it's too bad easter is so late this year. Hopefully things will start getting nicer next week!

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"3-o-me" wrote:

Almost ended up in the hospital for bed rest yesterday. Went for a measurement u/s and dr thought my cervix was too short. Lucky for me she was wrong, but there is enough pressure that I'm pretty much on bed rest at home anyway. Ah well, at least I'm still at "home". So badly want to be at my own home, but that is not possible so I need to quit sulking about it.

Ugh, that sucks. I hope everything is ok!

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Im just now starting to freak out realizing that somehow i am going to have to get this little man out.....and i might be the only women in the entire world where this isnt possible??? Im kind of a wimp and i keep worrying im gonna be the women where the dr's are getting frustrated because i suck at pushing.....and i dont want to poo on the table either......im not so sure this labor thing is for me......i will probably end up pooing on the table and then be sent for a c-section because the only thing i can push out is poo.....i actaully have to stop myself from thinking about labor because i keep freaking myself out!!

Don't stress yourself out about it!! Honestly, the last thing in the world you will actually care about at the time is if you poo on the table. It happens all the time, and they seriously don't care.:D
And as for being unable to push him out... Obviously it does happen and people have to get c-sections. But I had been in labour, not sleeping for 26 hours before I reached 10cm and could push. I didn't think there was any way I had enough left in me to do it! It took 2 freaking hours, but I did it, out she came. And now, I am doing it again so it couldn't have been THAT bad, right??:D

The weather here is pretty good. There is still a ton of snow on the ground, but its finally melting!:yahoo: DD and I went for a walk today without our winter coats! Yay spring!

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Weather is straight up hot. I'm so not looking forward to July. Luckily, I had my A/C serviced recently (because I was worried about how it would hold up with the LO got here) and he cleaned and topped everything off so it's working great!

I've been feeling pretty good, but my feet are definitely swollen. I blame the heat!

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Weather is straight up hot. I'm so not looking forward to July. Luckily, I had my A/C serviced recently (because I was worried about how it would hold up with the LO got here) and he cleaned and topped everything off so it's working great!

I've been feeling pretty good, but my feet are definitely swollen. I blame the heat!

Ugh, I've been swelling pretty bad too!! NOT loving it.

We don't have A/C in our house-- for the MOST part the heat out here is generally tolerable since it's "dry" heat and we USUALLY don't get the nasty 90's and crap. I'm so worried as to what to do with a summer babe- we can't have window units as part of our HOA rules and I'm NOT about to install whole house A/C. Usually out here they do swap coolers anyway (basically a huge humidifier like a window AC unit or even whole house) but again, can't have a window unit. Sooo I think we're just going to have to keep her as cool as possible with room fans.. :confused:

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The weather has been a little wacky here - sunny one second then rainy the next, but I consider it an improvement over just rain.

My in-laws are visiting, so it has been busy here. Tomorrow, I leave my in-laws here with DH and head up north to see my dad for a night (was planned before in-laws made their plans). You may not hear from me much tomorrow.

I'm tired of crampy stomach muscles but overall doing pretty well.

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"isuche02" wrote:

Not being at your own home would be very difficult.

How are things going in general? I didn't know you were on bed rest.

I've been on moderate bed rest since mid-March (triplets). I have to be in Anchorage for this since we live 6 hours away and Fairbanks (the closes big city) doesn't have the best medical care for me. We were both born/raised here and my DH has a lot of family here still. I'm staying with MIL since she lives in a ranch house. I think with my mom being here the past two weeks and then the surprise shower I probably over did it some. Time to back off and just hang out/rest.

The hardest part about not being at home was that with wrapping up teaching and packing my classroom we didn't get started on the nursery at all. Hubs will have to do it all which is a little daunting for us both. lol. My sis and BIL are going to visit him for a week beg. of June to help him. That is super nice of them.

If I woke up to snow I would be seriously depressed. Funny coming from someone who lives where -40 is common in winter huh? But, I'm ready for four seasons. I always get the serious winter blues this time of year b/c we have a great warm spell then it has to snow one last time. I get so mentally prepared during the warm spell the snow sends me into actual depression. Good thing Anch. tends to not be that way - hopefully I can avoid it this year. To all those who are too warm - I can't understand, but do feel for you. Here's to the inventor of A/C!:wine:

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"MrsHooah2U" wrote:

We don't have A/C in our house-- for the MOST part the heat out here is generally tolerable since it's "dry" heat and we USUALLY don't get the nasty 90's and crap. I'm so worried as to what to do with a summer babe- we can't have window units as part of our HOA rules and I'm NOT about to install whole house A/C. Usually out here they do swap coolers anyway (basically a huge humidifier like a window AC unit or even whole house) but again, can't have a window unit. Sooo I think we're just going to have to keep her as cool as possible with room fans.. :confused:

Have you tried one of the portable units? Can you have that? It's not a window unit, but the vent buts up to the window, so the window is open/sealed around the vent. We have one in the bedroom and love it. We got ours at Costco two years ago so I think they are kinda common to find. Good luck staying cool!

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Enjoying lots of sunny, warm days lately!
The only time I experience swelling is while out running/walking, but that's typical when I'm not pregnant too, especially as the temps begin to rise. It usually goes down pretty quickly once I'm home.

Going to take a walk to my friend's house (a mile away, but she's in the states for 6 weeks so I'll be checking up on things for her while she's gone) and then walk over to the grocery store to pick up some milk, hummus, veggies & yogurt... All the little old British ladies here have bags on wheels for walking to the grocery store and my mom bought me one for Christmas. I'm excited about using it now that the path to the store isn't muddy! The grocery store is about 1.3 miles away and whenever I walk there I have to limit what I buy because it gets heavy carrying it back!

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So what's everyone doing for the holiday weekend?

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"KiriSimon" wrote:

So what's everyone doing for the holiday weekend?

Big family BBQ at our local park, with an egg hunt for the kids. We've done it every year for the last few years.

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So what's everyone doing for the holiday weekend?

Cleaning the house today because we have company coming tomorrow for our baby shower!!

Nothing Easter-y though.

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We are almost done with vacation. Packing up and driving back all weekend. We had our Easter lunch yesterday as a family at the timeshare. When we arived I gave the kids each a new swim suit and water shoes and told them the Easter bunny gave me the money for them and told me I could give it to them early for vacation. They are not expecting anything on Sunday after all we are just finishing up a kid week of fun. But I think we will get a bag of candy or something at a gas stop on the way home.

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The family will be going to church in the morning, but I will be stuck here at home. Some friends brought over a few things for us to have for easter dinner. We were planning to go to visit family, but with me stuck at home, DH did not want to go without me and leave me here by myself. The kids had an Easter celebration at the church today. We are also planning a neighborhood egg hunt for tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully the weather will hold out for us. It is supposed to rain tomorrow as well as the next four days I believe. I am tired of looking out the window to gray clouds. I will be happy when it is sunny again.

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Grilling "beer can chicken" & enjoying steamed veggies & tater salad with it, food of the gods (for an appetizer) & cake/ice cream for dessert...my Dad & Stepmom are coming over. First time ever for that so I'm super-'cited! Right now I'm filling Clara's basket & eating the leftovers. I always make sure to get my favorite candies for that reason Wink Ohhhh, on the verge of a tummy ache, though!! Definitely my sugar splurge night!

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I love beer can chicken when other people make it, but for some reason mine never turns out as good... Sad Any helpful tips?

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Our Easter was "eventful"... I had a ROUGH morning. DH and I were playing some wii and all the sudden I felt like I was going to throw up.. so I told him to take my remote and give me a minute.. well he looked at me and goes "Are you okay? You're white as a ghost and you're sweating like crazy.." and at about that point I started to black out so I mumbled to him "water, wash cloth.." and I told him to open the door (it was cool out.)... so I sat on the couch AND FOUGHT to not pass out completely. I normally only pass out/black out when it's super hot out or I haven't eaten all day and I'm going going going.. But I had breakfast and had been chugging water so I'm not quite sure what it was. It was one of the longest spells I've had though, normally they come and go really quickly but this one lasted a good 5 minutes where I went in and out.. So after that point we decided we would just stay at home, no point in pushing it. So we worked on the bedrooms upstairs. Finishing laundry, cleaning up the play room/finished converting it into DS's "big boy room" (sniff, sniff! Sad ) and just relaxed all day. We let DS easter egg hunt on Saturday as it snowed on Sunday and we knew that.. and then he got his basket on Sunday morning. I also worked on Aubree's room and got ALLLLLLL her stuff put away/ packed up. We're going to pick up a crib mattress today and hopefully start getting her bed set up. We took down all DS's room stuff yesterday while he watched in HOPES that he'll start to understand it's not his room anymore.. HOPE that is.. haha!!

In other news: We put DS (18m) in his toddler bed last night, as I REFUSE to buy another crib just to turn it into a toddler bed for him.. and he did pretty good!!We put him in there and let him CIO for 5 minutes (because when he was in his crib if he woke, he would get 5 minutes to CIO before we stepped in) and then we went back in there and sat next to the bed with him until he fell asleep and we could walk out, 10 minutes later. He was not only in a new bed, but in a new room also! He went from 10:30 PM till about 4 am, and already has STTN issues so I'll take it! But then DH went and ruined it by letting him come in our bed for the rest of the night/morning haha.. arrrg. Oh well, we're going to use it from here on out and HOPEFULLY it'll go well. He'll go down for a nap soon and we'll see how that goes since his room is also the "play room" so there are lots of toys up there.. Last night he was so dang sleepy I don't even think it crossed his mind to play, we'll see what happens in the middle of the day during nap time HAHA!

Anyway, anyone have special plans today?? or is back to the daily grind? For me it's back to the grind, I don't get "holidays" Sad DH is still off work and he plans to build our play area in the back yard today, we'll see if he actually gets it done or not hahaha! DS's dresser for his room should be here today so we can put that in there to make it less play room feeling, more bedroom feeling. Then I'm going to TRY to convince Dh to paint Aubree's room this week/weekend so I can start hanging stuff up and really getting it finished up Smile

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Oh I hope he does well for his nap. When we moved our DS I was able to put all the toys in the closet and close the doors at nap and bed time. Maybe if things are put away he won't think about playing as much. Transitions like that can be so hard on little ones. It took our little ones a few nights to get the idea that this was their new room and bed and such. Hopefully you will get a full nights sleep soon.
Hope you're feeling better too. That would have scared me.

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I have to get DD3 a toddler bed, or let her share with DD2. She keeps climbing out of her crib in the middle of the night to go sleep with DD2. I know she's gonna fall and break something, ugh.

Still looking for a place to rent. We're hoping to find something by mid-May, so we can be done and moved out of our place in plenty of time before DH's aunt needs to move back.

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No special "holiday" plans for the day, but I am touring the hospital I will deliver in! So that's exciting!! It's an all women/baby care hospital that was built less than 3 years ago so it's super new and shiny. I can't wait to check it all out!

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Nap worked! He definitely had to CIO but he ended up asleep and back in the bed at that! (I figured he'd pass out on the floor or something haha He slept for almost 2 hours so I say not bad! We just have to be consistent and it'll be good, he'll get it eventually. Unfortunately there isn't enough room for the toys in the closet, that's where his dresser has to go among other things since his bedroom closet is the largest in the WHOLE HOUSE (argg).

That sounds fun about touring your hospital. I will be delivering DD in the same hospital as DS so I already know it.. what I am excited about is their re-model is now done Yahoo I JUST missed it with DS and I was bummed so it'll be nice to have it with DD, they have birthing tubs (SO excited!) and I CAN NOT WAIT to see it all!!

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"KiriSimon" wrote:

I love beer can chicken when other people make it, but for some reason mine never turns out as good... Sad Any helpful tips?

Hmmm, well, we made it last week as a tester & kinda screwed it up (caught it on fire & everything!), but yesterday it can out perfect! Do you do the oven or grill? We have a grill which runs on natural gas, so it's easy to regulate. We turned the front & back burners on & put the chicken in the middle, then kept it at 350 degrees for about an hour & a half (I think the internal temp is s'posed to be 160, maybe?). My grandad says if you do charcoal, then have the coals/fire on one side & the chicken on the other. We also just did salt, pepper & nature's seasoning yesterday & it was much yummier than when we used all the other spices (thyme & stuff like that). I'll try to find the website Ryan used for the recipe!

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Hey girls!

Pamela: glad he took a nap after a bit of CIO. My DD struggled for a few weeks with her toddler bed (you might remember from the PAFG board) and was getting out of her bed & sleeping on the floor by the door :rolleyes: I ended up rearranging her bedroom and put the bed closer to the door and that seemed to solve her getting out of bed. Even so, she never really played with her toys, just banged them against the door. LOL. Tell your DH shame for letting DS in bed to "solve" the problem, haha. No I understand, we've all been there. My problem is that bringing my DD into bed = NO ONE sleeps...she doesn't like sleeping with us!

KiriSimon: sounds great about your hospital! I'm hoping to do a tour of the one I'll be delivering at since it is a different one that I used with my DD thanks to my insurance changing (luckily my OB will go to both). My last one was OLD and this one isn't so it should be nice.

Rachel: gl moving your DD when you do. That is cute that she gets in bed with her sister though! And best of luck finding somewhere new to rent in time.

We are having our new office furniture installed today Yahoo We had it built by a cabinet company rather than buying something pre-done because it was actually less expensive this way to get what my DH wanted. So DD & I have been hanging out at home all day since they've been here installing. She is taking a nap now although who knows how long since these guys are LOUD. Oh well. I'm really excited for this to be done though because DH's current office will be our baby's room & that means I get to start setting it up soon Biggrin

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Pamela, so glad it worked. Hope you keep it up!

Beer chicken sounds good Smile

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Hmmm, well, we made it last week as a tester & kinda screwed it up (caught it on fire & everything!), but yesterday it can out perfect! Do you do the oven or grill? We have a grill which runs on natural gas, so it's easy to regulate. We turned the front & back burners on & put the chicken in the middle, then kept it at 350 degrees for about an hour & a half (I think the internal temp is s'posed to be 160, maybe?). My grandad says if you do charcoal, then have the coals/fire on one side & the chicken on the other. We also just did salt, pepper & nature's seasoning yesterday & it was much yummier than when we used all the other spices (thyme & stuff like that). I'll try to find the website Ryan used for the recipe!

I've usually done the oven, but now that I have a backyard I will be trying the grill!

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2nd nap today = total success! He fussed for about 30 seconds and didn't even bother to get out of his bed!! Yahoo

we have a baby gate at the door, so he can stand there all he wants and cry all he wants and he's not getting out haha. We tried the door thing a while ago when I first introduced the toddler bed and he went ballistic! So we did the baby gate thing and it seems to be working well. We have it on the outside part of the frame so we can still shut the door if we need too and it's a walk through gate so it works well cuz we don't have to take it up and down every time.

Ashley I'm so with you on the co-sleeping thing.. especially now that he's older and just everywhere. We'll see how tonight goes. He's insanely cranky today, I think partly b/c he was woken up early and didn't sleep well last night period.. oh and did I mention he's teething- AGAIN.. sljdlsakjfla!

KiriSimon: How'd the tour go!? Did you like it!?

Angie, that beer can chicken does sound YUMMY!! I've got little game hens-- I wonder if I could find a beer can small enough hahaha!!!

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KiriSimon: How'd the tour go!? Did you like it!?

Wonderful! I just got back. The hospital is so pretty. It's funny, but I was just very happy to go into a hospital that didn't have that overwhelming smell of death. The building is a giant cylinder so each room has a window and they all come with exercise balls. And for like $50 then they do this gourmet dinner thing. And they showed us all of the security precautions. I'm so excited to give birth there!! Smile (just not too soon of course...)

Luckily, I get to go back for my birthing classes starting next week and get more and more familiar with it. And the Arnold Palmer's children's hospital is right next door so so I can just overall get familiar with the area, which is good.

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Pam, yes!! All you have to do is use tomato paste cans, from what I've read. Haven't tried it (yet) but I'll let you be the pioneer & you can tell me how it comes out Wink

Kiri, DBF was very happy about your new grill situation, lol! He did explain the oven thing (he's the Sales Rep for Bosch & Thermador appliances so it gave him a chance to get nerdy!) & says if you try that method, just be sure to put the chicken on the bottom rack, right above the heating element & make sure your oven is on low--350 degrees with both gas & electric ovens--& set to "bake". That way your beer is boiling & working on the chicken sooner than if it was on a middle rack or on a different setting. Otherwise the chicken would be already be cooking by the time the beer starts boiling. I'm about to eat some leftover chicken...I'll be sure to send you guys some ~~~~~beer can chicken vibes~~~~~!

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Thanks for the help! I've been cooking it at a higher temp (about 375) so I'll give it another shot!

On the topic of food, what's for dinner tonight everyone?

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Oooh!! If I had paste cans.. and beer for that matter.. I'd try hahaha! Dh doesn't drink beer so we normally don't have it around the house and clearly I'M not into drinking beer right now. haha But, I will keep that in mind, along with the oven suggestions Wink

KiriSimon: I'm SO glad you enjoyed the hospital!! That makes everything feel better when you can be comfortable where you're delivering Smile

So I need to rant a minute (just need to get it off my chest.. haha)

So MIL/Dh's family and I AND DH, don't have the best relationship. There is A LOT of dramatic nonsense and it seems that if there isn't drama, someone, typically MIL will need to create it. So about 8 weeks ago, DH's g-ma passed. It has been long coming as she had been suffering from severe dementia for a few years now and has lived in a group home for just as long. Gma's house had been sitting the ENTIRE TIME.. NOTHING being done to it other than little projects here and there.. Well she passed RIGHT as Dh was getting ready to come home from Iraq and MIL wanted DH there for the funeral.. they weren't about to send him home early, so MIL decided that she would hold the memorial services until DH could get home to attend. So fine, we go to DH's hometown for the services, stay a few days and head home. While we were there, DH was going through gma's house and mentioned a few things he'd really like to have. MIL said no problem, they are working on the estate and it'll take several weeks to get everything settled out and they would go from there. So DH and I had planned around xmas time to be able to take some time and go down there and pick up the things he was entitled to. (Being in the military Dh just can't "take time off" when he feels like it.. and with me having a baby this summer and needing time off for that, we're not about to go pushing our luck for "extra" vacations). So anyway.. last night.. MIL calls dh. She's all upset about something I said on facebook (backstory: DS's room was monkey theme, she made DS a very nice monkey measuring tape thing to records his heights and what not..well on FB I made the comment that we were making DS's room DD's room and taking all the monkey things down.. so she was all worked up that we threw this thing out and we should have sent it back to her.. we did NOT throw it out I wouldn't do that!). So as MIL and DH are talking so makes the comment that they want Gma's house rented out by the end of this summer (MIL is going to use it for income.. :rolleyes: which pisses me off even more b/c last it was discussed MIL was going to sell the house and split the income 3 ways- DH and his 2 sisters and now all the sudden cuz SHE'S broke she's going to rent it out and live off the income since the house is paid off.. !!). So she tells DH she wants the house rented out by the end of summer so anything he wanted needed to be picked up by then. SO Dh replies with "well, with the baby coming I'm not quite sure what our summer looks like".. so then MIL kindly informs him that anything that isn't out of the house is going to go in the trash, when she knows DANG WELL that there ARE things he wants. But this is what MIL does to DH, she tries to "manipulate" him by making him feel bad so she'll get her way. Hence why she held the services till he could get home.. he wanted to be there of course, but it's just not that simple in the military and we had to pull a **** load of strings for him to be able to go days after returning from Iraq. But all the while she made DH feel really really really bad about "if he was going to miss it". We bought plane tickets and the whole nine yards but it was literally not approved until the day we were flying out of state and she kept calling and texting ME and DH separately telling us how if we couldn't come they couldn't hold the services since they already waited so long for him and how she wished that this was more set in stone and wasn't there someone we could talk to? I feel bad for DH b/c now it puts him in a hard spot.. either be here for me during my last weeks of pregnancy or try to find a time to go there and collect his memories from his grandma's house before his mom throws them out! What makes me the most upset is that grandma has been out of that house for AT LEAST 3 years, AT LEAST. They knew she was not going to be able to come back to it because of her condition and she was rather old in age anyway (she died at 97 years old) so it's not like her time wasn't coming.. so why wasn't ANY OF THIS dealt with in the last 3 years.. but now ALL THE SUDDEN cuz MIL is broke and refuses to do anything about it, it's got to happen tonight. DH wants to go to get his things, naturally, but at the same time, I NEED him here. But MIL is too damn selfish to even think about that. She's just worried about making HER money and to hell with everyone else.. but it's a way to "make" him come down there.. and oh she wants him to bring DS too.. HAHAHAH NOT. But she's all upset that we couldn't stay longer for the services but we explained to her it's not that simple, he can't just tell work he's taking two weeks off work. We told her that had she pushed it back even two more weeks we would have been able to stay longer since he had a block of set vacation days, but that didn't work for her. Ugh. I'm just so frustrated. So now I have to sit down and shut up and let DH figure out what he feels he needs to do.. so he's trying to figure out how he can go down there for a few days without compromising my pregnancy OR pissing his mom off (cuz when she gets pissed she cuts us off and acts like a 16 year old girl and won't talk to him and then facebooks about it.. :rolleyes:) Anyway, IF you read this far, thanks for listening.. I just needed to vent. I'm super stressed as it is and SHE is not helping by being selfish! Sad I hope everyone had a better night than I did haha..

Oh and dinner... NO idea hahah!! But on a 'happier' note, I have a 7 week old baby being dropped in today for care so I'm super super excited about that Smile

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Yea I am just starting to get used to the "you can't take 2 weeks off like any other job" part of the army. It is hard to understand if your not living that life. As it was for us Bill only got notice at 3pm the day before his leave that they aproved it!!

Was there a will? If so and it says they split it 3 ways she can't just start to rent it out and take all the income they have to do what it says "sell it" unless she wants to buy them out of the other 2thirds of the house worth.

Anyway we are having hotdogs and soup for dinner seeing as I found them in the freezer and I have not done any food shopping because of our vacation.

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A 7 week old baby? That's so cute.

So, during my tour, the nurse made a comment that if you're around a crying child a lot you will start producing milk faster than normally would. I never am, but it made me think. She said she had a patient that went to chuckie cheese and all the children being around her made her start to leak!

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I leak when I hear a baby cry in the grocery store but that is after mine in here and only the first 6 months.

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Hey Pam, do me a favor & tell your MIL I said "Hi, you're a selfish, psycho b!tch." My ex-DH's Mom was kinda like that...just needed to start BS for the fun of it. Although, how DARE you take the monkey stuff down!!! LMAO! Whatever. I'm not even going to attempt to tell you not to let it stress or aggravate you, cause it IS stressful & aggravating. Vent all you need! However, I wonder if she's bluffing about the stuff in the house. Is she that much of a nut, that she'd toss it or is she just trying to have a power trip?? I'm with Jul...was there a will? Keep us posted & kiss on that sweet, new, little baby for me!

I've never had that happen with the babies crying, although, about a month ago I heard one & SWORE I felt my letdown. But nothing really came out. I hate leakage, lol!

Dinner...hmmm...dunno. Clara wants chili. Ryan wants meat, as usual. I'd be happy with the cake I made for Easter, so who knows!

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Baby kissing= check! He was adorbale and JACOB LOVED HIM huge relief to me! He did SO great with him and didn't once get jealous of me holding the baby. He tried to feed him and he held him and he would kisssssss him haha it was ADORABLE Smile

MIL is that big of a nut and she WOULD go crazy. Well knowing her, she would keep it in her house and tell DH how she threw it out and then she would tell him how sad she was that she had to throw it out b/c HE couldn't make time to come down..

There is a will, unfortunately I THINK in the will it simply states that MIL and MIL's brother get to split the assets fairly (50%). Well MIL's brother already stated that he wants NOTHING from the will/house/stuff (I guess his relationship with Gma wasn't great and his money situation is MORE than enough..) which pretty much leaves MIL to divvy the will. There are no other surviving kids. I don't believe the will was that detailed although I have no idea. I know the house was pretty much left to MIL and MIL's brother to decide what they wanted to do with it and since MIL's brother wants nothing to do with it.. that leaves MIL to do wha SHE wants.. well it was TALKED about by MIL about the 3 way split but clearly that is changing. As the estate stuff starts getting solved.. let the drama begin... haha.. haha

Oh and Angie, :udawoman:

I didn't BF long enough with DS to experience the whole 'leaking' thing. I have yet to see an signs of early milk too..

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I came home to DH making cornish hens for dinner....

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"KiriSimon" wrote:

I came home to DH making cornish hens for dinner....

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How do you make them?? I think we'll have ours later this week..

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Someday this summer I'll get home early enough to have energy to cook a good dinner again. DH doesn't get off work until almost 7:30, and we don't get home until almost 8 since we live a good 20 miles out of the town he works in. We've been eating fast food and eating out more often than I like lately!

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"MrsHooah2U" wrote:

How do you make them?? I think we'll have ours later this week..

A little bit of honey and soy sauce. Bake at 325 for about an hour to an hour and half then crank it to 500 for 5-10 minutes to crisp the skin.

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"Radavia" wrote:

Someday this summer I'll get home early enough to have energy to cook a good dinner again. DH doesn't get off work until almost 7:30, and we don't get home until almost 8 since we live a good 20 miles out of the town he works in. We've been eating fast food and eating out more often than I like lately!

I'm lucky that DH is home during the week and then I am home on the weekend. *Most* days we have a home cooked meal for dinner, which I think is the main reason I haven't completely packed on the pounds this pregnancy!

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