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What's eyeryone up to?

It's been a little slow around here!!! What is everyone up to lately? Share anything!!

mama_to_peanut's picture
Joined: 08/14/10
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I have been having terrible m/s for the last two weeks. Filally bought some Sea Bands and they seem to be helping!

I am really excited but also very nervous for my first appt tomorrow! I'm not sure if they will be doing an u/s or not.

Looking forward to going to the neighborhood pool with some really great friends this afternoon!

That's what is going on here!:D

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Joined: 08/20/10
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Between the terrible fatigue, my 3 older kids, and Elllie's chemo, I feel like a zombie most of the time! I'm not up to much but survival! I am looking forward to tomorrow though. My hubby has the kids and I have an OB appt (looking forward to the doppler!) and a hair/brow appt(much needed), plus lunch with my mom :). Hoping it will recharge me a little!

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We're totally in survival mode over here too! Most days I feel like crap. Aiden is lucky to survive the day fed and diapered. Poor kid barely leaves the house and is watching way too much TV for my liking. *sigh* When I'm not feeling horrible, I'm playing catch up on basic housework (diaper laundry, dishes, ya know the very basics). My son has also be sick off and on for over a week now. Really wish I knew what was going on. One day a fever. Next day nothing. Third day can't keep anything down. Fourth day fine. Fifth day fever. Sixth day fine. Etc. :banghead: And of course my husband is back in training mode again, so I'm barely seeing him some days. REALLY looking forward to the 2nd tri and getting some energy back!!!

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I've been busy sitting in bed trying not to throw up. Blum 3 My birthday is sometime next week, which is exciting. I hope I'll be able to enjoy the day without gagging too much. Wink

Jamie, I just read your blog. :bigarmhug:

It looks like Ellie's kind of cancer is generally not caught as early as hers was. Had she not had to have the bladder surgery, it might have been much later when it was discovered. God was looking out for her, for sure. Smile Have your other kids always been homeschooled, or is this because of Ellie's compromised immune system?

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

We're totally in survival mode over here too! Most days I feel like crap. Aiden is lucky to survive the day fed and diapered. Poor kid barely leaves the house and is watching way too much TV for my liking. *sigh* When I'm not feeling horrible, I'm playing catch up on basic housework (diaper laundry, dishes, ya know the very basics). My son has also be sick off and on for over a week now. Really wish I knew what was going on. One day a fever. Next day nothing. Third day can't keep anything down. Fourth day fine. Fifth day fever. Sixth day fine. Etc. :banghead: And of course my husband is back in training mode again, so I'm barely seeing him some days. REALLY looking forward to the 2nd tri and getting some energy back!!!

My DS has been watching a lot of tv lately too. It's been hard to fix him meals because the thought of any kind of food and having to smell it makes me want to yark. Like you said, if they are diapered and fed, it's a successful day! I have been having to nap everytime DS does.

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I'm just wrapping up the last few weeks of this semester. (I'm a Biology student) I have next Thursday and the following Tuesday and then I'm on break for summer. So I'm excited about to have a break. I have my next ultrasound on Monday and I feel a little nervous about it. I also think I have to bring my kids with me which really stinks.

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I just wanted to add that we're in the too-much-TV camp here, too. Sad

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"harmonybear" wrote:

Jamie, I just read your blog. :bigarmhug:

It looks like Ellie's kind of cancer is generally not caught as early as hers was. Had she not had to have the bladder surgery, it might have been much later when it was discovered. God was looking out for her, for sure. Smile Have your other kids always been homeschooled, or is this because of Ellie's compromised immune system?

No, it's not usually caught this early, so it's a huge blessing. Plus, the oncologist said it may very well have been there since birth or before, so she is pleased with how slow it has progressed. She is considered intermediate risk (65-70% survival past five years)because the bladder is considered an unfavorable location, but the doctors are very positive about her prognosis. I have homeschooled since my oldest entered 1st grade. A lot of people have asked if we will continue this year with all that is going on, but I think it would actually be easier than having to manage the logistics of full time school. Plus, it is a huge benefit for Ellie because they aren't exposed to as much (they do attend a homeschool co-op one day a week-which happens to be the day of ellie's chemo, so that is a big help and a break for all of us!) Thanks for asking, and for reading! Smile

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My week has consisted of feeling horrible, the kids being sick, and general survival. We too have been stuck in the house WAY too much lately. I am praying for this to end soon, that the next few weeks will bring an end from my "morning" sickness, and so on. My Hubby is also on overtime, so thats not helping things either Sad

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Working full time still and plan to until I'm too big and too tired to go on anymore. Seriously debating going part time for a few years after this ones born. Exhausted and blech when I'm home (and at work for that matter). Getting seriously sick if I don't eat regularly which I'm rarely hungry so eating is rare unless I'm at home and forcing myself to eat cause the rest of the family needs food. Sick and tired of a messy house and not having the energy to deal with it. I figure in the 13 days I've known I've been pregnant, at least seven of those I've come home and napped after work just cause I can't deal with anything else. Unfortunately its also prime season for my second job which means they need me a lot more often than in the fall and winter months. I can choose NOT to work but I kind of like the money. It's an easy job and it pays well. (Proctoring at a college for entrance exams and SAT's) so I do choose to do it but at the same time, getting there at 7:30 a.m. on my days off, Not so much fun.

Joined: 02/17/12
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Survival mode here too! My house is a mess!! I used to be able to clean it all up in one day, but it's taken me three days this time and I still have more laundry, vaccuming, and mopping to do. And lets not mention the bathrooms please! I'm exhausted...I actually just woke up from my nap and I don't really feel all that rested. Plus I'm starving, but I'm getting really tired of the food we have in the house. I hate when takeout sounds better than fresh, REAL, homemade food! Sad

On the plus side I finally washed my cloth diapers so Miss Ellie is back in her fluff. I'm a die hard CD'er, have been for years, and yet...I can't keep up with everything. She's been in sposies for a few days because I haven't gotten my butt in gear and DH has been busy picking up the rest of my slck that diapers fell to the wayside.

Deep breath, the kids are healthy, fed (most of the time, they know how to fend for themselves and feed the youngsters!!), and happy...This too shall pass!!

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Sick here, too. I've been tossing lunchables and juice boxes at the kids and buying frozen foods that my oldest can fix. Beee

My husband has been gone over six weeks now. So, this deployment is feeling all too real.

We are also in the middle of a housing disaster. Our home tested positive for mold growth in February. We were relocated to a temporary unit. When moving back to our house Easter weekend, I found a lot of incomplete and inadequate work. Since then, we have been going back and forth between the two houses as repairs are made on each. Today they were supposed to be moving our furniture back into our home for a final walk through tomorrow. They are also replacing the roof on the temporary house today and have been pounding nonstop for 13 hours.

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"argylefrog" wrote:

On the plus side I finally washed my cloth diapers so Miss Ellie is back in her fluff. I'm a die hard CD'er, have been for years, and yet...I can't keep up with everything. She's been in sposies for a few days because I haven't gotten my butt in gear and DH has been busy picking up the rest of my slck that diapers fell to the wayside.

The only reason DS has stayed in cloth this whole time is because we have a mountain of flats that we had to use for 2.5 months this past winter when we had a borrowed washer that was seriously screwing up my pockets. I wash every 6 days. Lol

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This week has been one of the better ones as far as how I've been feeling, it's been nice actually getting somethings done around the house (even though it's still FAAAAR from being clean). I've got a few more weeks of school and then I think I might take off until January. I only need 1 more class for my AA but the time frame clashes with when I have to pick DS up from Kindergarten so I don't know how I'll finish. Sad I might actually be starting a NEW school for a different subject but I'll have to wait and see how that pans out. I'm super excited because within the next 2 things happen that I'm looking forward to; On May 23 I hit the 2nd trimester mark and on May 24th I fly out east to visit family and attend a memorial day thing in Washington DC.

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"AlisaK" wrote:

Sick here, too. I've been tossing lunchables and juice boxes at the kids and buying frozen foods that my oldest can fix. Beee

My husband has been gone over six weeks now. So, this deployment is feeling all too real.

We are also in the middle of a housing disaster. Our home tested positive for mold growth in February. We were relocated to a temporary unit. When moving back to our house Easter weekend, I found a lot of incomplete and inadequate work. Since then, we have been going back and forth between the two houses as repairs are made on each. Today they were supposed to be moving our furniture back into our home for a final walk through tomorrow. They are also replacing the roof on the temporary house today and have been pounding nonstop for 13 hours.

That sounds like a nightmare! Last base we moved in knowing there was mold and we had to sign papers acknowledging this. The best part? We had no choice but to live on base. :roll:
:grouphug:

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Ugh I have been sick as a dog too!! Really ready to start feeling better!!! Trying to juggle a 2 yr old and my 8 year old and all of his school/ boy scout activities is pretty crazy!! Looking forward to not having to be 2 ft away from the bathroom all the time!

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my little munchkins keep me busy. i'm feeling great thankfully. just tired. Smile

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I'm mostly just continuing my full time job and zonking out on the couch when I get home. I'm feeling pretty stressed about DS though, (he can be pretty difficult because he is very headstrong and can negotiate with the best lawyers around) he is really arguing a lot and not following directions often. It is exhausting. I love him and he is so funny and sweet when he is in a good mood, but when he's not I want to bury my head in the sand and not come out. I also just registered him for Kindergarten last night and I have a lot of worry about that too...

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I've had great luck with all 3 pregnancies and feeling well. My only symptoms are typically just extreme laziness, heartburn, and lactose intolerance. I will take it compared to the ms that so many others have to experience.

Not a whole lot going on around here-someones made an offer on our home but, we have no idea where we want to go. DH wants to move far out to the country but, I'd like to still be somewhat close to my family. So, weekends are pretty much spent house hunting. Monday through Friday is spent procrastinating on the housework and working with my daycare kiddos on the days I have them. Biggrin

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"moon7starr" wrote:

I've had great luck with all 3 pregnancies and feeling well. My only symptoms are typically just extreme laziness, heartburn, and lactose intolerance. I will take it compared to the ms that so many others have to experience.

Not a whole lot going on around here-someones made an offer on our home but, we have no idea where we want to go. DH wants to move far out to the country but, I'd like to still be somewhat close to my family. So, weekends are pretty much spent house hunting. Monday through Friday is spent procrastinating on the housework and working with my daycare kiddos on the days I have them. Biggrin

It's nice to hear that someone is feeling good!! Good luck with the house hunting!

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"AkMomma07" wrote:

I'm mostly just continuing my full time job and zonking out on the couch when I get home. I'm feeling pretty stressed about DS though, (he can be pretty difficult because he is very headstrong and can negotiate with the best lawyers around) he is really arguing a lot and not following directions often. It is exhausting. I love him and he is so funny and sweet when he is in a good mood, but when he's not I want to bury my head in the sand and not come out. I also just registered him for Kindergarten last night and I have a lot of worry about that too...

My oldest is the same way. I call him my strong willed boy. Just make sure that the teacher he gets has a stricter class room, and positive re enforcement strategies. Unfortunately my DS1 did not get that this year. His teacher is new, and doesnt have good class room management strategies, and uses a lot of Negative re enforcement. My son is doing great academically, but behavior and social wise, hes had problems on and off this year. I also think he is getting bored. So, for next year, I asked around, and requested a teacher that sounds like will be a better match for my DS1. I guess we shall see. And, the principle couldn't guarantee that he would get into that room, but would take it into consideration when they make out the class assignments... which, also makes me nervous Sad

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Stricter= good class room management. Also, I suggest reading parenting with love and logic, as well as the strong willed child. Both have good ideas for raising a kid with a mind of their own Wink ps. first kids tend to be more this way in general, I have noticed, especially boys Wink