The "Jackie baby watch! Erin gets her IUD out!" chat #30

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It is! It is! :blob3:

Now if only Zoe would admit that it's time! Lol

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There is soooooooo much stuff to do when selling one house to buy another. Going from apartment to house wasn't thiss bas.
I am scanning stuff. Emailing, texting, calling, packing non stop. I get so tired.

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Although despite being so low she's still spinning around on her head. Usually she has her back on my left side. Yesterday I woke up to her back on my right side. This morning it was back to my left side. But I'm pretty sure right now she's spun posterior. How the heck does she do this while being so low?! Guess I'm continuing spinning babies to get her back to better positioning. Blum 3

No doubt that she's got a smaller head than Aiden's 14.5"!!!

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There is soooooooo much stuff to do when selling one house to buy another. Going from apartment to house wasn't thiss bas.
I am scanning stuff. Emailing, texting, calling, packing non stop. I get so tired.

Ugh. I bet it is. Just remind yourself that one day you'll be settled in your new house and this will all be behind you!

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Me today. Nothing new, just figured I needed an EDD picture. lol

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Who gave my son a hyper pill?!?! This child is NUTS. I have a very strong suspicion that he won't be asleep when DH gets home. Blum 3

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cute belly!!!!!!

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I think I look a lot smaller now than I did 2 months ago! Shirts are covering my belly again! Lol

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Love the belly pic, Jackie-you look great!

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You look awesome, Jackie. Zoe is looking super low too. Maybe since she dropped so low she now has more room to stretch up and therefore your belly looks smaller.

So tired. I guess I should grab a shower and hit the sack.

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Yeah, she's all in your pelvis now! Adorable.

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Wish she'd finish dropping out of me. Wink

My husband admitted tonight that he's distracted due to wondering about me and Zoe. Sad He's way more worked up over all of this than I am. I'm okay waiting. One way or another she'll be here in 2 weeks.

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When Jackie goes into labor, someone will start a new thread right? I'm really busy but I keep popping into the chat thread to check. It'd be easier on me (and probably many others) if a thread titled "OMG ZOE!" or something appears when it starts to happen.

I'm preparing for a hearing tomorrow - fighting to help a woman keep custody of her kids away from her abusive spouse. The law is on her side, so I'm feeling pretty confident.

Today Rowan accidentally hit me in the eye pretty hard, and I told her to apologize. Her apology? She said: "Rowan is a clumsy oaf."

And now back to work.

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Oh my about Rowan! Lol
Good luck tomorrow!

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Good luck Sara, it seems your getting on well with your business.

For those on facebook I put up a video of Ronin repeating about the eclipse, he got distracted at the end by a ball on tv.

So day care told me today that they had their inclusion person in Ronin's room today to do some evaulations on other kids.She said to the room leader that Ronin was a unique kid and the room leader asked if he was someone she should be watching for evalulation thinking she had seen something not right. Then the inclusion teacher asked the room leader why Ronin was still in that room (toddler room age ends at 2, Ronin is just waiting for a place in pre kindy to come up, hopefully soon) seeing as he was almost 3. The room leader had to tell her Ronin was only just 2. She ran through her checklists for an observation on him and she advised he is reaching all the areas on the evaluation list for a 2 year old and some on the 3-4 list as well. She also said one of the first things she noticed was his pincher grasp on the crayon/pencil (whatever he was using I can't rememeber what they said) with his left hand.
Ronin also sat there today with one of his friends baby sister and told everyone that Mummy was having a baby soon. He still has his imaginary friend as well who turned up the week after my Grandfather's funeral. I have never seen Ronin with an imaginary friend at home (ok that sounds dumb but you know what I mean) but apprantly he is always talking during solitary play and it is never like normal talk, they said it's not english so I think he is talking toddler to his imaginary friend.

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Wow, that's unique about Ronin. I knew you've been waiting for him to get moved up, but how funny she thought he was older! I know at some point I read an article about how those with imaginary friends have better coping skills and how in really young children it helps them develop language.

Still pregnant and nothing to report. DH woke up this morning and looked at me saying "damn. I was hoping to wake up to you in labor." Me too honey. Lol

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DH woke up this morning and looked at me saying "damn. I was hoping to wake up to you in labor." Me too honey. Lol

ROFL

I'm about to head to the grocery store, so I'll need you to text me if anything crazy, wonderful happens.

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Agree about the OMG ZOE thread...not that I'm not on here a stupid amount of time anyway, but it would still be handy.

ROFL Rowan!!!

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Anna Lol

So what am I supposed to do today? It's cloudy, some rain, and cold. Need a distraction! I was supposed to get together with one of the operation squadron wives today for a play date (she's my "sponsor" for moving over to the real flying world), but she's not responding to me so I'm guessing that's out. Blum 3

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I don't know...I had the opposite weather problem (hot) so I spent every day in my 40+ week going for long walks indoors (doing loops in the campus library or the mall) while listening to birth affirmations on my iPod. It wasn't distracting at all, but I couldn't concentrate on anything else anyway! Of course, it also didn't do much besides give me a ton of ineffective BH and false hope, but I'm sure it didn't hurt either. Wink For distraction...hm. Do you guys have any indoor kid friendly places? I'd take Addy to PetSmart or the Children's Museum or something like that, but I don't know what your options are...

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I need to get this girl to a farm. We were watching Doc Martin at dinner last night, and they showed a class of elementary school kids taking a field trip to a farm. They weren't even showing a lot of animals and stuff, mostly just touring some planting areas. Even so, Addy got a wild, almost panicky look on her face and said "I want to go there! I WANT TO GO THERE! PLEASE? I WANT TO GO THERE, MOMMY!!!"

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Not really. The tumble gym is only open for open jump on Fridays. I'll take him to do that tomorrow if I'm still a boring pregnant lady. Any real pet stores and all museums are in other cities. I can drive from one end of our city to the other in less than 10 minutes. It's really not that great. It's just an hour to a lot of other better places, which is why it's worlds better than Del Rio. lol. Maybe I'll take him to Chick-fil-a for dinner. They have a play place inside and recently Aiden has done really well with climbing and tunnels (Monday he figured out how to climb the chain lattice at the playground by himself).

And too cute about Addy!
Yesterday Aiden did communicate to me. Asked for boob at Kohl's today and I told him not right now. He said "home now. boob." Yes, buddy you can have boob at home. And he did not forget even though we didn't get home for over an hour! lol

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That sounds like a good idea to me. You can sit around and eat chicken while your child wears himself out in a temperature-controlled play structure? Win.

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How cute Sara.

Oh I need to watch that video. I saw you posted it but forgot to watch it. He is such a story teller.

Anna- how's the packing coming along?

Hi Jackie, Hi Zoe :). Chick Fil A sounds like a wonderful idea. I love their sweet tea, well, actually there isn't anything I don't like there.

So ladies tell me this- Kid is napping 2 1/2-3 hrs at daycare, fighting bed time at home, not eating as good as normal. Could we be onto molars? Oh and 3 mornings this week she's woke up dry! so yay for that.

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Could be molars. Could be just yet another weird toddler phase. I have no idea if aiden has his coming through or not yet. I'm afraid to stick my finger back there!

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That's great about waking up dry, Molly! I haven't really been able to track molars either--it's so hard to feel or see back there that I pretty much gave up. Addy goes through phases like that with some regularity, though, so...I say just ride it out whether it's molars or not. Hopefully it won't last too long!

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Let's hope. I really don't want to stick my fingers back there either. Ouch.
Last night after fighting with her for well over an hour, we did the CIO method (which I really dislike) and she cried for 3 mins. She was that tired.

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Poor kiddo.

FWIW, I don't think letting her cry on her own a bit really counts as CIO at this age. Of course you still want to be a responsive and caring parent, but it's not the same as leaving a helpless infant alone to scream in the dark with no understanding of what's happening or why nobody's coming to help them...toddlers get it, they just don't like it and are letting you know. I am as anti-CIO as you can get when it comes to babies, and I still don't let Addy completely freak out (not only do I not believe in it, it's counterproductive anyway), but I will absolutely let her fuss for a bit now if I can tell she's winding herself down and not up (it's pretty obvious). Usually I'm quite willing to sit with her in the dark until she falls asleep, but on the rare night when she is just not letting go, sometimes it almost seems like she needs to be left alone to fully relax. She just doesn't realize it. Because she's two. So she whines/cries a little...and then goes to sleep.

It's still rough, though. Hope she gets through whatever she's going through fast!!

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Yeah, that's not CIO Molly by me either. lol

Birthing Naturally board fail! Late on two lodges. Claire PMed me asking about her lodge since she's my birth buddy on the November board. FAIL. Sad

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Aw, don't worry Jackie...you have a good excuse to be a little distracted!!!!!!!!!!

That board has been SO SLOW. During my lodge there were always at least twenty other threads going. Now there's like four. Sad

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Oh Jackie thats not a fail! You're a busy woman.

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I feel bad because it means several of us dropped the ball, but I should have at least remembered Claire's!

The board is much slower than it was when I lurked over there during Aiden's pregnancy, but it is getting regular posts which is better than other boards.

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I wish Lyla would wake up dry, ever.

Jackie, I was going to say you aren't the only one who dropped the ball on the lodges. There is a host over there who should have picked it up if others weren't starting them.

Wendy, that's great that Ronin is so far ahead of the game. Of course all of us already knew that.

Kole is army crawling like a champ, pulling up to standing and even starting to cruise. All of this within the last 3 weeks! Right now he's stuck under a piece of furniture he crawled under.

Packing is very slowly coming along, Molly. I have sections in one room where I am stacking boxes as I get them packed. There is still soooo much to do and then there's a lot of it we really can't do until the last minute. We only have a month left before we move! EEEP! Right now I need Kole to take a nap so I can do some more packing while I frequently stop by here to stalk, er check on, Jackie.

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Holy cow to the cruising!!! WTG Kole! He must be eager to keep up with his sister. Lol

Good luck finishing the packing. Every move without fail, we end up shoving stuff into boxes and writing "whatever" on them.

Aiden went down for a nap today without a single fight. Why can't all bed times be like this?!

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Jackie, I was going to ask if you had any great moving tips to help me stay organized. I'll write that one down.

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Well hey, yay for at least one good naptime!!!

I can't believe Kole is cruising already! Weren't you just pregnant??????????

LOL about the "whatever" boxes. When we moved out here from New York, we had at least two big ones that I don't even think we taped shut--they were just where we tossed everything that hadn't been packed up yet on moving day. Which was a lot.

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Most of my tips are more like what to do with the TMO (the military office we work with for moving). TMO makes things more difficult each move. Blum 3 We've always had to keep things in two separate places. Things the military is moving and things we're moving. Since you never know when you might see your stuff that the military moves, it's a bit nerve wrecking making sure you have enough on you but not too much....and that you didn't forget things like a can opener or your hair brush. Or even more important the wine opener. :mrgreen: We always end up having boxes marked "paperwork and paper plates" or "bed sheets, tissues, and hand pump." The best part is unpacking what the military moves. A box marked "kitchen" is usually guaranteed to include stuff from the storage room or garage. Blum 3 So maybe you can take from this that it doesn't matter what you throw in a box as long as nothing breaks. Ha ha.

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That sounds extra fun, Jackie! Although it does make me think that a good packing strategy might be to pay more attention to "Important" vs. "Can be unearthed at some random later date" than to categorizing strictly by room or type. If you can pull out those first few important boxes and have your hands on the wine opener, bedsheets, and pajamas with no fuss, the rest of the unpacking should go much more smoothly Biggrin

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YTeah we still have can be unearthed at some random later date boxes. Some have a wardrobe organiser we bought for the wardrobes we had at the time, some clothes which I never bothered digging out because i was 3 months pp at the time and most didn't fit well. I also have lots of uni resources I made and collected in the hopes one day I will teach

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The packing of things made me think of a joke my parents friend's did to them while on their honeymoon. They unlabeled every can in the cabinets. Can you imagine? And my Mom is one of those that has a lifetime supply of corn stocked up too.

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Killing time while eating lunch!

Packing tips ... I pack my breakables in off-season clothes.

I'm starting to panic about my exam. Just a bit.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

So maybe you can take from this that it doesn't matter what you throw in a box as long as nothing breaks. Ha ha.

We moved a lot when I was growing up. In fact, this is the longest I've ever lived in one house and we've been here 5 years. Growing up this was always the way we moved. I hated it and want to be more organized about it.

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Packing tips ... I pack my breakables in off-season clothes.

I'm starting to panic about my exam. Just a bit.

Yup, I've done exactly that! I'm also keeping some pillows and sheets out so that we can use those on moving day to pad things like the TV or other things that need some padding.

Don't panic, you got this sh*t! Make it your mantra "I got this sh*t!" Repeat until all panic ceases.

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Well hey, yay for at least one good naptime!!!

I can't believe Kole is cruising already! Weren't you just pregnant??????????

LOL about the "whatever" boxes. When we moved out here from New York, we had at least two big ones that I don't even think we taped shut--they were just where we tossed everything that hadn't been packed up yet on moving day. Which was a lot.

Yup. Pretty sure I was pregnant just about yesterday. I even have the 'just had a baby belly' to prove it.

And it's pretty much guaranteed to happen the last day of our move that we'll have boxes of 'whatever'.

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The packing of things made me think of a joke my parents friend's did to them while on their honeymoon. They unlabeled every can in the cabinets. Can you imagine? And my Mom is one of those that has a lifetime supply of corn stocked up too.

I can't decide if that is more awesome or horrifying...it's definitely both in some amount!!! :shock:

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Killing time while eating lunch!

Packing tips ... I pack my breakables in off-season clothes.

I'm starting to panic about my exam. Just a bit.

No panicking! When is it?

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I'm considering just yelling "I'M TERRIFIED AND I MIGHT PEE MYSELF!!" at my committee right before it starts. That might help to diffuse the tension.

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You need a soundtrack of some rocking 80-90s music.
Push It, Whoop There It is, Can't touch this... the goodies

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November 30th from noon -3pm. I will need SIGNIFICANT amounts of alcohol afterwards. Cost of alcohol will depend on success/failure.

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Making Ronin raviloli for lunch today and I read on the packet (it' a special kids one, I got it reduced to clear because the store is not stocking the brand anymore) that it makes six servings, not sure how that works, ot else Ronin is just a huge eater.

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You will rock it Erin

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I would be very happy to help you either celebrate or drown your sorrows. But let's assume it will be CELEBRATING!!!

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