I'm still alive....

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I'm still alive....

....incredibly busy but still alive as you that are my facebook friends know! It's 4:30am on a Friday morning and I apparently have a good case of pregnancy induced insomnia. I got up with DS an hour ago and couldn't get back to sleep so I decided this is the perfect time to pop in and actually answer some of the posts here. I lurk a LOT but it's mostly from my phone and it gets to be too much to answer any posts from the phone.

We are so incredibly busy here, it's pretty crazy actually. We are getting ready to start the major bathroom remodel any day now. It's not just replacing a few things, we're tearing the room down to the studs. We literally just caught our breaths from another remodel project upstairs. There's projects started all over this house. But we need to kick it into gear because this baby will be here before we know it and then we won't have time to do it all. We have a benefit this weekend for my brother. Him and his family are actually coming up for it, I'm so excited to see them! We've only been there once since his accident, it's just too much to load up 5 people to go 6 hours away so we don't make it down like I'd hoped we would Sad Also, with all the remodeling going on it's just impossible right now. I am getting contractors all sorted out and ready to pour my new patio out back, I can't wait to have somewhere to chill out in the evenings! We got a pen up outside to get ready to bring our Boxer home (he's been staying with DH's brother since we moved). We just put in a basketball pole for DD1 this week, that was harder than I thought it was going to be. We also have a MASSIVE garden this year, I think DH went a bit overboard with it, especially considering the tomato based canning is going to be ready when I pop this baby out :roll:

Me and baby bean are doing good. I have a really bad case of the itchies though. My belly looks like it has hives, I have a patch of eczema on my right arm, the right side of my right thigh constantly itches. I bought some coconut oil tonight so hopefully that will give me some relief. That's really my only complaint. The GD diet is going alright, not as hard as last time because I know what spikes my numbers and I know it'll all be over with soon enough so it doesn't really bother me this time. I'm already planning my first meal post baby and hoping it's not 4 in the morning again so I can actually send DH out for some good food! I feel like I'm already huge, which I am because that's how I do pregnancy Smile I can't believe I'll be 28 weeks next week already. I'm NOT READY YET! If someone could just hit the pause button on this pregnancy that would be awesome!!! Any input on the itching or cures would be very much welcomed!!!!

I miss being on the computer so much and chatting with you girls!! I hope you all understand just how much I miss you and know that I'm not trying to be a ghost. By the time I get to sit in the evening I can barely keep my eyes open and DD1 usually has the computer anyway. Lots of 13 year old drama going on with that girl right now as well but that's a different discussion for a different day and honestly just even thinking about what we're going through with her right now makes me want to pull my hair out so I'll skip all that for now. It's nothing too terribly serious, no she's not on the path to juvy or anything, it's just really hard to go back and forth from wiping butts to dealing with a teenager and her issues on top of being pregnant.

Anyway, :wavehello: girls and I miss you!!!

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Glad things are getting there with the remodel. Hope the teenage dramas resolve soon.

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I can't wait to see pictures of everything that's keeping you from us once it's all finished. I miss you like crazy here and wish you were around to tell us how you are feeling day to day. I'm glad everything is going well with the remodel and the pregnancy. I hope you have more time soon to hang out with us.

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Hey girl!!! Glad everything is going well, even though you've got the itchies. It sounds like you are more than busy with all you've got going on. Like Anna mentioned, I can't wait to see pictures of your house.

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Wow, that's definitely a full plate you've got there! Glad everything is going well with baby bean and with the remodel. Good luck dealing with the teenage drama.

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I'm so glad you stopped by and caught us up. I can't believe you're 28 weeks already. Gosh it's flown by! Sounds like you all have a lot on your plates right now. Can't wait to catch up with you more hopefully soon.

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Hi! Sounds like you've been busy! I can't believe you're 28 weeks already - time is flying! Sorry about the teenage drama. I am just going to pretend my girls will never be teenagers.

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Hey mama! We're in reno hell right now too. I can't wait for it to be done and just enjoy my freaking house. I'm sure you can relate. Can't wait to see pics of what you've been up to! Speaking of pics, these sort of updates usually contain belly pics. Just sayin'. I'm glad the bean is doing well. Seriously, how are you 28 weeks? Weren't you just posting your BFP?

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Glad to hear things are going well! I can't wait to see pictures once you are all done. I remember being a teenager....lol.. good luck with that.

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eep! that;s a lot going on. Sorry things are a little hectic right now. we miss you!

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28 weeks?! Holy cow!!! And ditto to what Erin said about a pic. Wink

Glad to have the update but would prefer for you to be on here more. Blum 3 ha ha. Good luck finishing the reno! Definitely want to see pics of that too!!!!

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Yes, yes, pics of everything!
Man, you have been busy! Glad all is well though. Miss seeing you around. GL with tomato canning. I do not enjoy canning at the end of pregnancy. With Odin it was apples.