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Weekend Chat!

What's new? Any plans this weekend?

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My DD has been sick this week (just a cold - runny nose, giant boogers, and a cough at night) so she hasn't been to preschool. Because of this, and the fact that it's been blizzarding out, we haven't left the house ALL WEEK. My DS is going CRAAAAAAZY! He needs to get out and burn some energy. Tonight we will probably take the kids to an indoor playcenter after DH gets off work. Let them tear around there for a few hours before bed.

Last night DH and I DTD and made sure I got an "O". No affect on baby at all, besides making him extremely ninja-like for about an hour after! I swear I can't believe that he doesn't break my water with all his karate chops and drop kicks.

Likely no baby for me this weekend.....only time will tell though. I'm pretty depressed about it but I guess I can hang on another week. Induction next Friday if nothing happens by then.

Tomorrow is a regular Saturday. Groceries. Cleaning house.

Sunday I do actually hope I get to go to church and not have a baby because it's the "Primary Presentation". All the kids aged 3-12 sing all the songs and give the service themselves - this is DD's first year participating! She has her own little line to say and everything. I don't want to miss it. It's always super cute.

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Just sitting around pregnant here too Smile Actually tomorrow I'll probably go to a rescue adoption event which I do every other Saturday. Walking around a lot and standing a lot tends to make my pelvis HURT -- his head is sooooo low -- but I figure it can only help right? LOL Sunday I'll do my normal cleaning. Tuesday I have a doc apt with the other doc in town since mine is out of town and his NP is in the hospital. I've REALLY been hoping I'd just go in to labor and avoid the whole new doctor thing. But so far my body is content being prego!

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Good luck tomorrow at the dog event....hope you walk that baby right out!

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Sandra - I hope you make it to the Primary presentation. You will cry, I did when it was Robbie's first time. Our presentation is next week and DH has agreed to come to it.

Baby boy can come after the presentation - you can go into labour right after sacrament service!

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I hope all you girls get your babies this weekend, Sandra may your water break after Ella's presentation!

Tomorrow Nicholas will be 2 weeks. Time seems to fly. I keep having this anxiety that I am "not enjoying his tininess enough" . I try to snuggle with him as much as possible, but I am also back to my busy life. BF-ing is going OK, he likes to eat a lot though, so i also supplement. (sorry-nak)

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tomorrow our dog is moving to CT. she's going to live with a nurse my mom works with who already had another bulldog, a great dane, and a mastiff. they are dog crazy and our fiona's going to be very happy there. it's still a hard decision for us to make and i'm sad just thinking of it. but it's for the best. she just isn't getting the attention she deserves and once baby comes she'll get even less. so, dh is driving her up tomorrow.

i'm hoping to hang on until next friday! last night i was having pains and some menstrual type cramping but it seems to have let up. so we'll see.

i'm going to try to go see the new twilight movie when dh gets back from dropping off the dog. i know, i'm lame. but as a cullen i feel like i have a vested interest in seeing the show. lol. i'm also hoping to catch the new muppet movie before giving birth but who knows. going to the movies is kind of like my shopping. i don't like to shop but i love going to the movies and it's a nice break - worked out well when DS was little because it was just about perfect timing between bf'ing sessions!

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Nothing but working for me this weekend... unless baby decides to make an appearance after causing mommy to be dilated 4CM and in so much pain!! Thank God Monday is my last day at work and I have an OB appt on Tuesday morning!

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I can't even imagine still working Krystal. Kudos to you ladies who still are. Of course, I haven't worked since 2007.....so I'm totally out of the loop!

The kids had fun tonight at the indoor playcenter. I had BH the whole time we were there, about every 15 minutes. At this point I just want them to turn in to the real thing!

Although I did just remember that tomorrow night my girlfriends are having another Girl's Night where we get together and watch a musical. I wasn't planning on being able to go since I was hoping to have a baby! But now I guess I can go have a fun night with the girls! Too bad I have to bring this belly along......

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Well at least you have some things to do Smile I know I'll ache like crazy after a busy day at the dog adoption event tomorrow but being busy seems to help me! When I sit around I tend to focus on every BH and twinge and wonder when!

Nancy good luck with your dog. It's amazing how quickly they adjust to new homes. Having fostered 10-15 a year over the last 5-6 years I've learned not many really struggle to adjust for very long, as long as life is good dogs are happy.

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sandra - hope you get to your girl's night tonight. then after you can have the baby Smile

katie - i really know fiona will be happy. the people she is going to are CRAZY about their dogs just like we are, have a huge amount of property and already have a bulldog so they know just how their temperament is. still, i can't even look at her right now b/c i know i'm going to miss her. it's for the best though.

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Well, I went grocery shopping by myself this morning. Only got a few BH from all the walking. I think I will take a nap with DS today.

Sad about giving your dog away. We had a dog until DD was 1 years old, then we re-homed her. It was best for our family, I had no time for her! I'm sure she'll love her new home and playmates!

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Last night I went to see Breaking Dawn with my mom and two girlfriends while Matt watched the baby. It was so nice to get out of the house and not have to be in baby mode for a few hours. The rest of the weekend I will be trading sleep shifts with Matt since our baby wakes up to eat every 2 hours. I read that formula babies normally go 3-4 hours between feeding. Ha! My baby did not get that memo.

I hope your baby comes soon, Sandra. I know you're ready to meet him.

That's sad about having to give up your dog, Nancy. I haven't had much time for my toy poodle lately and she's been sulking. I try to make a little time for her every day when I'm not preoccupied with Carter but it sure is hard.

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jen i'm glad you got out! i am going to have to force myself to get out after the baby is born. i was so tied to nursing that i never left the baby's side for one second. and i paid dearly in the mental well-being department for it!

well, the dog is up in CT now and living the life she's always dreamed of! lol! the new owner has sent me a bunch of pics of her with all her dogs and she's having a great time. still, it's so quiet around here without her. at least the new baby will get our minds off of it. and, when i'm not cleaning up dog hair 5 times a day i will appreciate our decision!

omg i saw breaking dawn today. i liked the books. really, i thought they were pretty good. the movies were something i felt like i needed to see just because i liked the books, you know? so i take the acting and the story with a grain of salt but maaaaaan, this one? terrible! yeesh. but hey, it got me out of the house and i didn't have a toddler jumping on me so that was nice Smile

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Sandra, I can't believe you're still grocery shopping!! I gave up my weekly Walmart trip two weeks ago, because walking around for an hour or more causes me so much pain "down there" I can't take it.

Jenni, what did you think of the movie? I'm a HUGE Twilight fan, but I was a little dissapointed. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the movie regardless, but I felt that it was dragged out. I really wish they would have just made the book into one movie (I get why they didn't... why would they make one when they can make two and collect twice the money), because I feel as though the next movie will be drawn out, too. It certainly won't stop me from being there opening night like I was for this one... but still.

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I really enjoyed the books and the movies. It all is just mindless fun to me. I like turning on one of the first 3 movies when I'm cleaning or nothing else is on. I agree that they did draw this one out and they changed some things that I didn't care for. I don't recall Jacob tricking the pack so the Cullens could hunt??? I figured they would end it where they did but I thought they'd save the first glimpse of the 'new' Bella for the next movie. The acting isn't the best but I like it for what it is. Did anyone else see Kristen Stewart's nipple!? I was a little shocked to see that. When it showed Bella and Edward kissing during their love scene it reminded me that I haven't been kissed like that in weeks! Only 3 more weeks till I'm cleared to DTD again. I'm starting to really want to get some! Wink Gotta be careful though...I do NOT want to get pregnant again yet!

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Glad you ladies got out of the house for some movie theater fun! I'm not a Twilight fan myself (I boycotted it, haven't read the books or seen the movies - too much of a Harry Potter freak to have time for any other series Wink ) but I know how exciting it is to be waiting and waiting for the next one to come out!

Glad your doggie is having a great time so far!

Kids are in the tub. I'll get them PJ'd and braid Ella's hair, and settle them down with a movie before bed. Then DH gets home at 8 pm and he'll put them to bed, and I'll be off for my girls night!

I should probably iron our church clothes tonight too so they're ready for tomorrow......have to find yet another outfit that fits my belly! The choices are very slim....

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I read the Twilight books but haven't watched the movies.....no real interest. The books weren't bad in a mindless fun sort of way but the movies held no real appeal for me. Even though I enjoyed the books I really found Stephen King's quote about Harry Potter vs Twilight hilarious:

“Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.”
― Stephen King

We had a good dog adoption clinic today, 3 dogs adopted out which was nice b/c we're over loaded at the moment. I look forward to the baby arriving and being able to get back to fostering again. I'm used to having 1-3 foster dogs in the house so to just have ours is very strange to me. DH is enjoying the break though but he knows it won't last forever Wink

Evan didn't feel compelled to nap today so he's been a bit of a monster all evening. DH put him down (I was gone all afternoon at the dog thing) and went down to use the treadmill got off the treadmill a 1/2 hour later and Evan was screaming got upstairs and he had apparently stripped himself down thrown everything out of his crib and was standing there yelling. LOL DH called me to share the story toddlers are funny.

Calm, quiet day tomorrow. I'll do my usual cleaning, maybe I'll muster up the energy to mop the family (aka dog's living room) again. I mopped it last week in hopes of having it nice and clean when the baby arrived. But no baby and a wet week makes for floors that could use it again. The only nice part about winter fully arriving is frozen ground and clean paws Smile

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That's why Stephen King is so cool.

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"Jenni Beth" wrote:

I really enjoyed the books and the movies. It all is just mindless fun to me. I like turning on one of the first 3 movies when I'm cleaning or nothing else is on. I agree that they did draw this one out and they changed some things that I didn't care for. I don't recall Jacob tricking the pack so the Cullens could hunt??? I figured they would end it where they did but I thought they'd save the first glimpse of the 'new' Bella for the next movie. The acting isn't the best but I like it for what it is. Did anyone else see Kristen Stewart's nipple!? I was a little shocked to see that. When it showed Bella and Edward kissing during their love scene it reminded me that I haven't been kissed like that in weeks! Only 3 more weeks till I'm cleared to DTD again. I'm starting to really want to get some! Wink Gotta be careful though...I do NOT want to get pregnant again yet!

I know exactly what you mean! Jacob definitely didn't have to trick anyone to get them out of the house, and Esme certainly didn't get attacked by the wolves. Also, I didn't like the pack scene where Jacob refuses to bow to Sam... it seemed really "cartoon-y" to me. Just because something works in the books doesn't mean it translates well on film. I knew the ending would be just the way it was, I always imagined a close up of her face with her red eyes and then it fades to black... it leaves you wanting more lol (like any of us WON'T be there for #2!). I did catch the nipple slip... thought it was funny! I was comparing their make out scenes to DH and I as well, and how I haven't gotten kissed like that in ages. I was just ranting about that in my birth lodge... it's so sad!

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See that's my other issue with movies - they change things! Like I LOVED Water For Elephants the book and I have NO desire to see the movie b/c I'm certain it can't live up to the book. I read the book on my honeymoon in 2007 and it was so good. I just finished The Midnight Circus and I'd bet anything they make a movie out of it - just had that feel to it - and I won't watch that one either. I like it better in my head Smile

So no baby. WAHHHH. LOL But I have cleaned. I vacuumed upstairs, got the sheets and towels washed and dried and then I vacuumed downstairs, changed all the dog related blankets (in the "dog" living room I put fleece blankets over the cushions and change and vacuum the furniture weekly), doing the dog laundry now then I mopped the downstairs. I mopped with citrasolve so it smells nice and orange-y here. DH did all the shopping and brought Evan along so I could get teh cleaning done quickly. DH does the cooking and shopping I do the cleaning and laundry. It's a nice little set up Smile Now Evan needs to settle down and sleep he's jumping and talking in his crib - that is not napping big guy. It's BEAUTIFUL out so I'd like him to get to sleep and wake up in time for a nice walk. Might as well enjoy the weather AND try to walk this kid out!

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Well, survived another Sunday at church. Had some bad pains while there,but they're not even contractions! I am having sporadic contractions too, so I can tell the difference. But sometimes he moves around and must be pinching nerves or something in my back - ouch! I get back pain during my contractions, and this is the same pain, but my uterus is not hard. Overall, just a bunch of pain randomly throughout my days.....and nothing to show for it.

Way to go with all that cleaning! Hope you get a nice walk in later!

It's nice to think that I won't be at church next Sunday for SURE. With baby being evicted on Friday/Saturday I think it's pretty safe to say I'll not be there next week. Today was the last time I had to put up with people's pity stares!

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Today was the last time I had to put up with people's pity stares!

They are not pity stares, they are jealous because even over-due you are such a cute pregnant lady.

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Lurking...

Katie, the only movie I enjoyed as much as the book was The English Patient. (I love Juliette Binoche...)

I couldn't bear to watch Like Water For Elephants either.

Thinking of you too Sandra! (I was a full 2 weeks over my due date. My neighbour asked if I had a tumor... Doc said it was the first tumor with a strong heartbeat.)

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Sandra... do you stay for the entire 3 hours of church?!?! More power to you if you can sit that whole time!!

I feel like crying sitting here at work. I'm dreading getting up just to go to the bathroom because of how much pain I'm in when I walk. It feels as though his head is pressing down on my cervix... like he's pushing his way out. It's like I need to cross my legs just to keep him in! I went to the mall today to take advatage of a sale at The Children's Place... big mistake! That brought on the contractions, stabbing pains in my vajayjay and everything else. I'm so ready to be done...

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Yeah, I stay for the full 3 hours. I teach a youth Sunday School class in the second hour! My class prayed for me to have the baby ASAP! I think they thought it would be funny if I had the baby AT CHURCH. ROFL

Last night we went to IL's for dinner. After we ate, the kids (including my nephew Jaxson who is staying there since my SIL is still in the hospital with her new baby) watched a movie and I fell asleep on the couch Biggrin which was nice because I have terrible insomnia at night.

Sorry about all that pain Krystal! But how could you pass up a shopping trip?!?! I know I couldn't! Wink

My mom went 3 weeks overdue with one of my younger sisters......thank goodness my OB would never let that happen to me!