"We've got at least 5 girls to get knocked up" - Chat Thread 25!!

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

So far, so good. But I'm only 4+some days weeks along, so it's pretty early. I have moments of very mild queasy-ness and I'm super tired. The most annoying thing is the super sensitive nose. I think all towels smell musty and it is driving me crazy. So I'm washing towels a lot. Crazy barely-pregnant lady. Lol

My nose is all wacky still which I didn't have with Aiden! Hopefully it won't get too much worse for you. I think all of Aiden's diapers stink even though DH doesn't think they smell and my best friend told me that they have no smell today. Lol

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OK ladies, I need someone to tell me if I'm being crazy. A couple of months ago I decided that I would never find a part time job that I wanted or liked, and after much thinking, researching, and discussing it with DH, I've decided to start my own law practice. I'm going to look at an office tomorrow, and if I like it, I'm signing a lease. And now I'm terrified! I'm wondering if this is a crazy idea, and if I'm just setting myself up for a big failure, or worse, a malpractice suit and a disbarment.

I think financially it makes sense. I don't have student loans, I have health insurance through DH, and we have enough disposable income to cover the cost of my office if I don't make any money (it's a pretty low priced office). Time-wise it makes sense to start now, because DH's parents can watch Rowan over the summer and when his mom goes back to work in a couple of months, I should hopefully have enough business to be able to pay for part-time daycare. And if I do this I can set my own hours, so I can work part-time on my own schedule, I can take the clients I want (assuming I get any), and reject the clients I don't want to work with.

I'm just suddenly having doubts now that I have an appointment to actually look at office space. Like it's now hitting me that I'm about to attempt this on my own, and it's really scary. Someone stop me if I'm about to do something stupid, please!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Okay, baby girl room thoughts from y'all requested. I decided I want a quilt that I can hang up (did the same for Aiden) and that can later be useful for sleeping with and such (like Aiden lol). I figure once I have a quilt I can make and bargain hunt for everything else that I need (which isn't much other than stuff to help make up for the white walls) using the colors in the quilt.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99123200/modern-baby-girl-quilt-toddler-quilt-or

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99118976/modern-aqua-and-red-baby-quilt-toddler

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99100836/crib-rag-quilt-for-baby-or-toddler-aqua?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=girl+toddler+quilt&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=handmade

I really like the first and second one. Not so much the third - I think it looks messy, and those ridges would be uncomfortable for a baby to sleep with (I know they're on the top of the quilt, but kids don't necessarily sleep under a quilt without twisting it all around).

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My son's favorite quilt right now is a rag quilt which is why I don't mind it!

You are not crazy at all. That makes perfect sense and it's not like you have to stay in your own practice forever. Just keep taking it one step at a time. Smile

For yall's amusement: http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php/695830-This-was-a-first?p=8951312#post8951312

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Anna--Lyla is amazing. That is SO great...I hope she keeps it up for you!!!

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Progress??? I hope so!

What about snipping the ends on all of them, so the dedes are unappealing? Tell her a rabbit snuck in and nibbled them or something....lol

My niece did finally wean when their new dog kept eating them (weird dog--wouldn't eat food, but pacifiers? YUM!)

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Okay, baby girl room thoughts from y'all requested. I decided I want a quilt that I can hang up (did the same for Aiden) and that can later be useful for sleeping with and such (like Aiden lol). I figure once I have a quilt I can make and bargain hunt for everything else that I need (which isn't much other than stuff to help make up for the white walls) using the colors in the quilt.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99123200/modern-baby-girl-quilt-toddler-quilt-or

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99118976/modern-aqua-and-red-baby-quilt-toddler

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99100836/crib-rag-quilt-for-baby-or-toddler-aqua?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=girl+toddler+quilt&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=handmade

Hmm. I think I like the second one the best. Very cute!

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OK ladies, I need someone to tell me if I'm being crazy. A couple of months ago I decided that I would never find a part time job that I wanted or liked, and after much thinking, researching, and discussing it with DH, I've decided to start my own law practice. I'm going to look at an office tomorrow, and if I like it, I'm signing a lease. And now I'm terrified! I'm wondering if this is a crazy idea, and if I'm just setting myself up for a big failure, or worse, a malpractice suit and a disbarment.

I think financially it makes sense. I don't have student loans, I have health insurance through DH, and we have enough disposable income to cover the cost of my office if I don't make any money (it's a pretty low priced office). Time-wise it makes sense to start now, because DH's parents can watch Rowan over the summer and when his mom goes back to work in a couple of months, I should hopefully have enough business to be able to pay for part-time daycare. And if I do this I can set my own hours, so I can work part-time on my own schedule, I can take the clients I want (assuming I get any), and reject the clients I don't want to work with.

I'm just suddenly having doubts now that I have an appointment to actually look at office space. Like it's now hitting me that I'm about to attempt this on my own, and it's really scary. Someone stop me if I'm about to do something stupid, please!

That's not crazy, that's TOTALLY AWESOME. Cold feet are normal when you're contemplating such a huge change...but given your situation, it sounds like it's definitely worth a try--not much risk, and potential for real reward! Exciting!!!

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

I understand the drop off after 1 yr, but the board I'm talking about is for ladies that just got BFP's and are waiting for/having those first appointments - usually a high-chatter time. And no one's there.

oh, that is strange!

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OK ladies, I need someone to tell me if I'm being crazy. A couple of months ago I decided that I would never find a part time job that I wanted or liked, and after much thinking, researching, and discussing it with DH, I've decided to start my own law practice. I'm going to look at an office tomorrow, and if I like it, I'm signing a lease. And now I'm terrified! I'm wondering if this is a crazy idea, and if I'm just setting myself up for a big failure, or worse, a malpractice suit and a disbarment.

I think financially it makes sense. I don't have student loans, I have health insurance through DH, and we have enough disposable income to cover the cost of my office if I don't make any money (it's a pretty low priced office). Time-wise it makes sense to start now, because DH's parents can watch Rowan over the summer and when his mom goes back to work in a couple of months, I should hopefully have enough business to be able to pay for part-time daycare. And if I do this I can set my own hours, so I can work part-time on my own schedule, I can take the clients I want (assuming I get any), and reject the clients I don't want to work with.

I'm just suddenly having doubts now that I have an appointment to actually look at office space. Like it's now hitting me that I'm about to attempt this on my own, and it's really scary. Someone stop me if I'm about to do something stupid, please!

I think it makes sense - scary yes, but in the end sounds like you'll be happier and you have the money to do it, so give it a try. You'll probably regret it if you don't give it a chance!

Jackie - Love the second quilt the most. All cute, but #2 is a favorite! Smile

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

I've put Kole down 'for the night' 3 times now. Not sure what his problem is, but he keeps waking back up. At least when he's awake, he's content and just awake, not awake and screaming like Lyla used to be. And speaking of Lyla, she is just amazing. She has her fussy times and tantrums, but she IS a toddler after all. She has been going down for her naps on her own and has been a breeze to put to bed at night. I hope that this is not a phase! It's like a reward for all the months of hell we went through with her colic and fussiness and the impossible bed times.

DH left about an hour ago. We won't see him again until Friday night.

I hope Kole figures out what is his deal. That's awesome that Lyla is doing that! YAY big girl!! Remember, we are ALL here for you

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She was crying for her pacifier ("dede") tonight, and I started the "giving it to the babies and becoming a big girl on your birthday soon" pep talk...she was crying, but then I said "Big girls don't need dedes anymore, but what do they do? Swim! Yeah! What else?" and she said she (on her own, out of nowhere!) "...pink bike?" which...well thank god I got her a pink bike! Lol Then I got her to tell DH "What are you going to give to the babies on your birthday when you become a big girl?" "...dede." "And what will you get when you're a big girl?" "...pink bike." Soooooooo.......first steps??? FINGERS CROSSED.

I'd buy Madison toys-r-us if she'd get rid of that thing. She has been whining for it even more lately and I'm not sure why.

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OK ladies, I need someone to tell me if I'm being crazy. A couple of months ago I decided that I would never find a part time job that I wanted or liked, and after much thinking, researching, and discussing it with DH, I've decided to start my own law practice. I'm going to look at an office tomorrow, and if I like it, I'm signing a lease. And now I'm terrified! I'm wondering if this is a crazy idea, and if I'm just setting myself up for a big failure, or worse, a malpractice suit and a disbarment.

I think financially it makes sense. I don't have student loans, I have health insurance through DH, and we have enough disposable income to cover the cost of my office if I don't make any money (it's a pretty low priced office). Time-wise it makes sense to start now, because DH's parents can watch Rowan over the summer and when his mom goes back to work in a couple of months, I should hopefully have enough business to be able to pay for part-time daycare. And if I do this I can set my own hours, so I can work part-time on my own schedule, I can take the clients I want (assuming I get any), and reject the clients I don't want to work with.

I'm just suddenly having doubts now that I have an appointment to actually look at office space. Like it's now hitting me that I'm about to attempt this on my own, and it's really scary. Someone stop me if I'm about to do something stupid, please!

That sounds awesome! Way to go you for steping out on your own. I can't imagine the nervousness you are feeling. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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"redneckgirl82884" wrote:

I'd buy Madison toys-r-us if she'd get rid of that thing. She has been whining for it even more lately and I'm not sure why.
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Maybe teeth? Is she getting her 2 year molars early?

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"redneckgirl82884" wrote:

I'd buy Madison toys-r-us if she'd get rid of that thing. She has been whining for it even more lately and I'm not sure why..

Ugh, Adair did that a few months ago too (ongoing)....that's actually why we decided to get rid of it. It's clearly getting WORSE with time, not better! I have a bad feeling that this is going to get ugly, but the ball is rolling now...although the fact that she naps without it at school does give me hope ...we'll see!

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Lyla has some sort of radar for when Kole falls asleep. The second he starts to fall asleep she suddenly wants to touch him and squeal at him and just generally mess with him, even though she completely ignored him up to that point.

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"abacaxi" wrote:

OK ladies, I need someone to tell me if I'm being crazy. A couple of months ago I decided that I would never find a part time job that I wanted or liked, and after much thinking, researching, and discussing it with DH, I've decided to start my own law practice. I'm going to look at an office tomorrow, and if I like it, I'm signing a lease. And now I'm terrified! I'm wondering if this is a crazy idea, and if I'm just setting myself up for a big failure, or worse, a malpractice suit and a disbarment.

I think financially it makes sense. I don't have student loans, I have health insurance through DH, and we have enough disposable income to cover the cost of my office if I don't make any money (it's a pretty low priced office). Time-wise it makes sense to start now, because DH's parents can watch Rowan over the summer and when his mom goes back to work in a couple of months, I should hopefully have enough business to be able to pay for part-time daycare. And if I do this I can set my own hours, so I can work part-time on my own schedule, I can take the clients I want (assuming I get any), and reject the clients I don't want to work with.

I'm just suddenly having doubts now that I have an appointment to actually look at office space. Like it's now hitting me that I'm about to attempt this on my own, and it's really scary. Someone stop me if I'm about to do something stupid, please!

Not crazy! It sounds awesome! It's normal to have cold feet before doing something big, but it sounds like everything would work out fine!

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Lyla has some sort of radar for when Kole falls asleep. The second he starts to fall asleep she suddenly wants to touch him and squeal at him and just generally mess with him, even though she completely ignored him up to that point.

Sibling radar. Even my 5 yo has it & you'd think she'd be old enough to understand that you don't mess with a sleeping baby. We run a box fan to help with noise and keep the door shut to keep her from randomly running in the room.

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"redneckgirl82884" wrote:

My kid is asleep... whoa. In her Daddy's lap, but thats better than last night at this point. Fingers crossed it lasts. We had Chinese for dinner, yummo I've been wanting it for a couple weeks. Oh, and I got Madison to say "Shoo fly" outside earlier. haha

How did she sleep last night? Shoo fly....too precious!!

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

I understand the drop off after 1 yr, but the board I'm talking about is for ladies that just got BFP's and are waiting for/having those first appointments - usually a high-chatter time. And no one's there.

That is crazy! I would think the board would be hopping right now.

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Leigh, sounds like you are totally on the right track! I hope it works out perfectly.

Molly, I hope she stays asleep for you so that you can get a nice relaxing evening that is stress free.

Kristi, I couldn't wait either. I always got an u/s at 8 weeks with a visual on a HB. I'd make myself crazy if I didn't get to see/hear my baby that early.

I've put Kole down 'for the night' 3 times now. Not sure what his problem is, but he keeps waking back up. At least when he's awake, he's content and just awake, not awake and screaming like Lyla used to be. And speaking of Lyla, she is just amazing. She has her fussy times and tantrums, but she IS a toddler after all. She has been going down for her naps on her own and has been a breeze to put to bed at night. I hope that this is not a phase! It's like a reward for all the months of hell we went through with her colic and fussiness and the impossible bed times.

DH left about an hour ago. We won't see him again until Friday night.

Way to go Lyla!!! Good luck this week without DH.

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OK ladies, I need someone to tell me if I'm being crazy. A couple of months ago I decided that I would never find a part time job that I wanted or liked, and after much thinking, researching, and discussing it with DH, I've decided to start my own law practice. I'm going to look at an office tomorrow, and if I like it, I'm signing a lease. And now I'm terrified! I'm wondering if this is a crazy idea, and if I'm just setting myself up for a big failure, or worse, a malpractice suit and a disbarment.

I think financially it makes sense. I don't have student loans, I have health insurance through DH, and we have enough disposable income to cover the cost of my office if I don't make any money (it's a pretty low priced office). Time-wise it makes sense to start now, because DH's parents can watch Rowan over the summer and when his mom goes back to work in a couple of months, I should hopefully have enough business to be able to pay for part-time daycare. And if I do this I can set my own hours, so I can work part-time on my own schedule, I can take the clients I want (assuming I get any), and reject the clients I don't want to work with.

I'm just suddenly having doubts now that I have an appointment to actually look at office space. Like it's now hitting me that I'm about to attempt this on my own, and it's really scary. Someone stop me if I'm about to do something stupid, please!

That is very exciting, but I can see how it would be scary too. It sounds like you have weighed your risks. I agree with the others, the risk sounds relatively small, but it could really pay off big. I say go for it and enjoy the challenge!!

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Lyla has some sort of radar for when Kole falls asleep. The second he starts to fall asleep she suddenly wants to touch him and squeal at him and just generally mess with him, even though she completely ignored him up to that point.

ugh! hate that!

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BTW Jackie I love the aqua & red together! So the 2nd and 3rd are my choices.

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I really like quilt #2!

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I'm not even going to try to catch up on all that I've missed in that past two days. Stupid grant. So I just read this page.

Sara- Quit being a baby and go rent that space! You were convinced you were going to fail the bar exam and you passed. If you can do that you can go rent an office space and start setting it up all lawyer-style. Think of all the fun you can have decorating! When the clients come pouring in you'll rediscover why you went down this crazy rabbit hole and really enjoy it. And if you don't you can just pretend it never happened! That's the great thing about doing this yourself. I was TERRIFIED to start my PhD program with a newborn. TERRIFIED. For a good year and a half, I had "imposter syndrome." You know, when you think that at any given moment the failure police are going to come knocking because peers have turned you in for just pretending to know what you're doing. The good news is that only the people who are destined for failure live without fear of failure. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying and spends a good third of their day crying in a closet somewhere. You know what would make you feel better? Lawyer outfit shopping. Hit me up and we'll spend the day shopping for outfits that aren't nursing friendly and drinking at the mall. We should also hit up some local art galleries to buy a nice piece for your new office. This is really exciting!

Jackie - I like the first one. DHS? As in Dept of Homeland Security? Since when are they the BWing police? Talk about nanny state.

Anna- I didn't read far enough back but I see that congrats for Lyla are in order! Woohoo Lyla!

Leigh- Addy's going to be fine. Its great that she's able to cognitively process the loss of her dede and talk about it with you. It might not be a walk in the park but if I can night wean Teagan you can paci-wean Addy. Heck, you can probably get Addy to fly to the moon and back.

Kristi - Were we talking about first U/S's somewhere? I had mine at the BC at my first appt at 9.5 weeks. I wasn't expecting to get one and it isn't routine or anything. I think the MWs just like showing FTMs and FTDs their wee beans to soothe their fears when they don't find the HB. All I saw at that point was a little pulsing blob. Meh. Next time, I'll just go as long as possible without an appt and wait until the anatomy scan unless they offer a quick peak. Though, for me, its important to at least schedule the first appt so that I have my spot reserved at the BC.

GRANT submitted!! I feel very optimistic. The USDA is only funding 3-4 and I have no idea how many applications they're going to get. My best guess is at least 100. At the very least I'll take the reviews I get and use them to improve the proposal for submission to NSF. If I get this I'll be fully funded for three years and have all the money I need to do the research I've been dreaming of. Woohoo!

Teagan had a BLAST at swim lessons today. DH and I both took her. I finally got her to jump in from the side again (she was doing it a few weeks ago but then started to refuse) after doing it myself a good dozen times. We were counting from 2-4 (she won't start from 1, weirdo) and then squealing and jumping to Daddy.

Its my actual anniversary today. I'm leaving early to go to the plastic surgeon with DH to get his stitches removed. He's finally looking a little less like he got into a bar fight. I think we'll hit up CheeseCake Factory on the way back and peruse REI for some supplies for our upcoming camping trip. I really want a family sleeping bag. It's going to be a bit cold where we're going and there's no way Teagan's going to sleep in her own sleeping bag if we got her one and she won't fit comfortably in one of our mummy bags. I'm also going to look for a little camp chair for her. She's going to love that.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Teagan had a BLAST at swim lessons today. DH and I both took her. I finally got her to jump in from the side again (she was doing it a few weeks ago but then started to refuse) after doing it myself a good dozen times. We were counting from 2-4 (she won't start from 1, weirdo) and then squealing and jumping to Daddy.

Addy refuses to start counting at one too! WHAT IS THAT ABOUT? Toddlers are so weird. Yay for her jumping in from the side, though! I won't even do that, ha Wink

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR GRANT!! Sounds like you're going to get something out of it either way, so go you!

And happy actual anniversary Smile I know I saw tiny camp chairs somewhere, but now I'm blanking. Fry's?

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By the way, this happened:

Me, talking to DH yesterday: "[Blah blah something I don't even remember now]. B!tches."
Addy: "B!tches! B!tches!"
DH: "Congratulations! You just taught our daughter her first swear word!"
Me: "...Damn."

uuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.....WHOOPS! Really going to have to watch my potty mouth now! I was so good for a while there...

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We got Madison a little camp chair at Walmart. It's the folding kind that goes in the bag and it looks like a hippo. She loves it.

Good Luck on the Grant!!! We've missed you around here. Your honesty with everyone keeps me entertained.
What is it with kids and the #1? Mine skips it too!

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By the way, this happened:

Me, talking to DH yesterday: "[Blah blah something I don't even remember now]. B!tches."
Addy: "B!tches! B!tches!"
DH: "Congratulations! You just taught our daughter her first swear word!"
Me: "...Damn."

uuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.....WHOOPS! Really going to have to watch my potty mouth now! I was so good for a while there...

Not that I don't curse because Lord knows I do, but DH is worse around Madison. She'll be saying SH*T before long.

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Haha I'm so glad it's not just Addy with the #1 thing...although who knew that was a thing?! Her cousin taught her to play hide and seek, and she understands about 30% of it...just enough to randomly "hide", put her face against things and say "Two...eight...two...(jumps out) FIND ME!"

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Bwahahahaha! B!tches. I'm waiting until T pops out her first four letter word before I clean up my potty mouth.

Thanks, Molly. I'm glad you appreciate my honesty. Sometimes I feel I should reign it in in case I offend someone but then I convince myself that keeping it real is what's most important. Besides, at this point you all know I love you and support your decisions 100%. I saw really cute little chairs with animals on them on Amazon. If I can't find one today I might just order one. There was a SUPER cute fox one.

I think the number one might just be too hard for them to say? Or maybe they think it signals to start counting and that its not actually part of the series?

I've accomplished nothing since I submitted my grant. Wooohoooo! I'm going to get my drink on at Cheesecake Factory THEN go shopping at REI. Sounds safe, right?

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Sounds awesome.

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"cactuswren" wrote:

By the way, this happened:

Me, talking to DH yesterday: "[Blah blah something I don't even remember now]. B!tches."
Addy: "B!tches! B!tches!"
DH: "Congratulations! You just taught our daughter her first swear word!"
Me: "...Damn."

uuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.....WHOOPS! Really going to have to watch my potty mouth now! I was so good for a while there...

We had a very similar incident on Saturday. I was cooking and got my finger caught in a drawer and out came "Sh!t". Lyla went around for 10 minutes saying "Thit". DH said about the same thing as yours did. I guess I need to be more careful, though I generally try to not have a potty mouth sometimes things just slip out.

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Drinks....yum.... Smile You know, I have never been to a cheesecake factory!

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"cactuswren" wrote:

By the way, this happened:

Me, talking to DH yesterday: "[Blah blah something I don't even remember now]. B!tches."
Addy: "B!tches! B!tches!"
DH: "Congratulations! You just taught our daughter her first swear word!"
Me: "...Damn."

uuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.....WHOOPS! Really going to have to watch my potty mouth now! I was so good for a while there...

oops! Ethan says "Oh My God" all the time now, my fault! What do people say when they can't swear? Wink

A lot of kids struggle with #1. No idea why.

Nap did NOT go well. Olivia woke up twice in 2 hours before I gave up, Ethan woke up hysterically crying and I couldn't calm him down for almost 20 minutes. *banging head against table* now. Cannot wait until DH comes home. and I'm having wine tonight too!

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B!tches!! So funny!!! I try to watch out around Evan, but things do pop out sometimes. I'm nervous about going on vacation with DH's friends next month. One guy has never watched his mouth in front of the kids. I may have to politely ask them to watch it when he is in hearing distance. Or show DS how to do "earmuffs."

Erin, your honesty is great. Entertaining plus, well, honest. Everyone knows if they ask something, they will get your honest reply. I know that's what I would want when asking advice. Enjoy your cheesecake factory drink and dinner!!!

We count from #1, but Evan doesn't start til 2 either. Wow, I haven't thought about it until now. Weird!!

Mel, sorry your day hasn't got better. Definitely is a wine kind of night.

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Ugh, I'm sorry Mel. Just one of those days, I guess! I'm just having trouble keeping my eyes open today...

I actually don't swear all that much for real, but DH and I have a bad habit at home of over-the-top swearing about minor things because we think it's funny (an inside joke left over from our pre-kid days...). We've gotten a lot better since DD came along, but old habits die hard!

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"cactuswren" wrote:

By the way, this happened:

Me, talking to DH yesterday: "[Blah blah something I don't even remember now]. B!tches."
Addy: "B!tches! B!tches!"
DH: "Congratulations! You just taught our daughter her first swear word!"
Me: "...Damn."

uuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.....WHOOPS! Really going to have to watch my potty mouth now! I was so good for a while there...

ROFL

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Add Lainey to the club of toddlers that doesn't include one when counting. I had no idea that was a thing!

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Did any of you know that "I want to take a bite!" is toddlerese for "I want my gummy vitamins, please?" It was a really intense 20 minutes around here until I figured that one out. And it was only because she started randomly adding 'vitamins' into her begging/pleading/crying fit.

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I called the homebirth midwife group today! Woohoo! I knew I wanted a homebirth, but I didn't realize how badly until I actually talked to them. I was so excited!

As far as the ultrasound goes, it's not that the first ultrasound looks cool or anything. I just want to see that heartbeat (and that there is only ONE heartbeat) before I feel like we can tell anyone.

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

I called the homebirth midwife group today! Woohoo! I knew I wanted a homebirth, but I didn't realize how badly until I actually talked to them. I was so excited!

As far as the ultrasound goes, it's not that the first ultrasound looks cool or anything. I just want to see that heartbeat (and that there is only ONE heartbeat) before I feel like we can tell anyone.

Glad you are so excited! I'm always too nervous to tell anyone until I've heard the HB a couple times - I actually wait until the first trimester is basically over, between 12 and 14 weeks to tell even my closest friends, sister and father. I'm paranoid about it actually! The only ones who know for months are DH and my preg.org friends! Smile

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

Did any of you know that "I want to take a bite!" is toddlerese for "I want my gummy vitamins, please?" It was a really intense 20 minutes around here until I figured that one out. And it was only because she started randomly adding 'vitamins' into her begging/pleading/crying fit.

I can absolutely get "I want my gummy vitamins, please" out of "I want to take a bite!" Blum 3

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

I called the homebirth midwife group today! Woohoo! I knew I wanted a homebirth, but I didn't realize how badly until I actually talked to them. I was so excited!

As far as the ultrasound goes, it's not that the first ultrasound looks cool or anything. I just want to see that heartbeat (and that there is only ONE heartbeat) before I feel like we can tell anyone.

I'm so glad you are excited!! I completely agree with you, seeing the ONE heartbeat makes it easier to tell people. I also got so nervous about there being more than one. We asked the OB while she was doing the u/s if it was in fact just one, she said she had been checking for it and only one. Whew!!

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I'm so glad you are excited!! I completely agree with you, seeing the ONE heartbeat makes it easier to tell people. I also got so nervous about there being more than one. We asked the OB while she was doing the u/s if it was in fact just one, she said she had been checking for it and only one. Whew!!

I am always extremely nervous about the more than one heartbeat thing. I will be able to rest easier after I know that for sure. My mom is a fraternal twin, so I know it is not outside the realm of possibilities.

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I can absolutely get "I want my gummy vitamins, please" out of "I want to take a bite!" Blum 3

Good! You can be my interpreter, then! Lol

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Oh I can relate to the vitamin thing. My LO was yelling mama all over the house, it was code for I need my plug.

I can't remember how long I waited, I think like 11-12 weeks. I am so glad you're excited about the HB!!

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Glad you are so excited! I'm always too nervous to tell anyone until I've heard the HB a couple times - I actually wait until the first trimester is basically over, between 12 and 14 weeks to tell even my closest friends, sister and father. I'm paranoid about it actually! The only ones who know for months are DH and my preg.org friends! Smile

We live close to our family, so I feel like it is a lot harder to keep the secret for very long!

I should just remind myself that I am dreading the "So, trying one more time for a boy?" comment. That should squelch the desire to share. We'd be happy with a boy, but just as happy with another girl.

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I HATE the gender comments - I even cringe when I hear them addressed to other people. Yes, some people do try for a specific gender, but not all people do, and regardless I've never met anyone that wasn't happy with a healthy child.

I actually told people that I was excited for a boy and hoping for one too to shut them up when they said "ooo, you must be hoping for a girl!" I really didn't care either way though! Wink I'm glad when I'm preg. with #3 that I won't get those comments because we do have one of each already.

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I got my invite to my cousins wedding, basically it seems if we stay for thre reception we eave for the island nine thirty on Friday and can't get back until the four thirty boat on Saturday, while it's a nice island and all it is super expensive for food and it will be way too much for Ronin's especially the Saturday because will will have had to check out of the hotel room so i will be carting suitcase and he will not have anywhere to have a sleep or anything so if we can't get back on the boat in the morning we are skipping the reception and just going for the day, and even then I am likely to get meltdowns because of no nap and too much excitement

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

I called the homebirth midwife group today! Woohoo! I knew I wanted a homebirth, but I didn't realize how badly until I actually talked to them. I was so excited!

As far as the ultrasound goes, it's not that the first ultrasound looks cool or anything. I just want to see that heartbeat (and that there is only ONE heartbeat) before I feel like we can tell anyone.

Yay! I totally, TOTALLY get that. I didn't want to announce to anyone before I saw a heartbeat either!

...maybe she was saying "I want to take a VITE?" Who knows. Adair pronounces vitamin "Mee-nah" so...???

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Oh, that reminds me of what I was trying to think of the other day when we were talking about toddler pronunciation. Adair says "NOO-Nole" for noodle, but says "Noodle" perfectly...instead of "little". :roll:

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Not to one-up you all on the swearing, but Rowan has said at least five swears. She learned the f-word from DH who made a mistake while installing closet doors and told the closet doors exactly what he thought of it. The next day, Rowan ran up to the closet, pointed at the doors, and shouted "Buuuuuuuuuck!!!!!!!!!" She didn't quite have her f sound yet.

Well, I looked at the office and I liked it. The building is kind of old looking, but it's well kept. I'd be the only attorney there, so I might be able get referrals from some of the other tenants. I have to go back again with DH. I don't want to sign a lease unless he's seen it first. After all, if I'm not successful, he'll be the one paying the rent.

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"ange84" wrote:

I got my invite to my cousins wedding, basically it seems if we stay for thre reception we eave for the island nine thirty on Friday and can't get back until the four thirty boat on Saturday, while it's a nice island and all it is super expensive for food and it will be way too much for Ronin's especially the Saturday because will will have had to check out of the hotel room so i will be carting suitcase and he will not have anywhere to have a sleep or anything so if we can't get back on the boat in the morning we are skipping the reception and just going for the day, and even then I am likely to get meltdowns because of no nap and too much excitement

Can you leave the suitcase at the hotel? I don't know how it works there, but here most hotels will hold your luggage for you at no cost. Of course, that doesn't eliminate the no-nap problem.

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all the places I've been in the US will hold your suitcase. I've also been able to have my suitcase held in London. Never been to Australia - maybe someday! Smile

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