The "WTTW, Kole & Archer!!!!" Chat Thread 23

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I'm not skinny. 200 pounds isn't skinny no matter which way you look at it. I bet I actually weigh more than that since that was my Pre-prego weight (both times :puke:), but I haven't been on a scale since 4/6. I don't think I'll weigh myself until I get the all clear to start working out and then I MIGHT just for reference. My problem is that I always start out great, but then lose motivation.

Well.. like I said you are all skinny compared to me!! Smile Anna, your weight is my next goal weight! I think I am staying on plan mainly because of my poor diet (obviously) I have been dealing with severe IBS. I was always so so sick. Everything I ate really just hurt me! Now that I am eating better and exercising, it is so different! My headaches that I used to get daily are even better along with my mood! and best of all no IBS symptoms since about a few days after I started!
You just had a adorable little baby! No shame in that! I am sure once you get the all clear you will be fine! My cable provider has some workouts you can do (for free) on the on demand. Maybe you may also have access to something like this?
And you do not even look 200! like at all! I am suprised to even read that!

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That's fantastic that you've noticed those differences already! Right before I got pregnant with Aiden I lost 20 pounds. That weight difference was enough for me to go from heartburn everyday to never having it (until pregnancy of course lol). I had no clue that the heartburn was related to my weight!

Anna, these two kids are going to keep you so busy that I bet the hard part will just be eating well!

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Well I'm not getting mother of the year, Ronin is watching Percy Jackson and the Lightening Theif. He really enjoyed the hydra.

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Wendy, Lucas is currently watching UFC...and he seems to be enjoying it!!! lol

he is looking to hone his skills

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Ronin enjoys watching UFC with his Daddy as well.

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I think I'm DYING. DH gave me the cold from hell. On top of that, Teagan has made it her mission today to make me want to sell her. I'm hiding in the bedroom while DH entertains her.

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Welcome to my world from the past few days, I think Ronin took the energy I lost. I told hime I would sell him to the gypsey's the other day.

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I think I'm DYING. DH gave me the cold from hell. On top of that, Teagan has made it her mission today to make me want to sell her. I'm hiding in the bedroom while DH entertains her.

DH always tells Lyla that we're gonna leave her at the Wal-Mart when exhibits irritating behaviors.

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I've told Ryland we are giving him to a new family before. He couldn't wait to meet them the last time :roll:

Sorry you are sick Erin. Get well soon.

Ryland and I have been watching the 'super moon' come up. Perks of living in the country & having a farm right across the street. Such a pretty moon!

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

On top of that, Teagan has made it her mission today to make me want to sell her.

ROFL I'm sorry, I don't mean to laugh at your pain...I just so know the feeling. Well expressed. Wink

Adair was actually great today, but we got a babysitter tonight to go to DH's work party. I think it was the first time I've actually met any of his coworkers that 95% of my attention wasn't devoted to keeping Adair from knocking something over/falling in the fountain/crying/attacking the pets/etc. Several people said we'd already met and I had to be like sorry...toddler.

BTW Erin, we were at the zoo earlier, and when we passed the big lawn area where we had the Birth Center picnic (which was all set up with tables for some event) Adair started pointing and shouting "Tea Tea! Eat! Tea Tea! EAT!" ...her memory is crazy.

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I've told Ryland we are giving him to a new family before. He couldn't wait to meet them the last time :roll:

ROFL And I'm totally jealous you got to see the moon! We had bad weather last night and missed it all.

It's always great for me to read that others do the same things we do here!!! While I haven't threatened to leave him at walmart (that I remember :lol:), I have threatened to send him to his grandparents or the zoo.

Leigh, I'm horrible with people's names and faces. Horrible. In fact the first time I meet someone I don't even bother trying to remember their name because I know it's hopeless. And these are times when Aiden isn't around!

Erin, I hope you feel better today!

Yesterday was an incredibly long day. I'm soooo tired from it still. We left the house by 10am (which since I had morning sickness 10am was seriously pushing it for me). Drove the hour to my SIL's house. Had lunch there. Then drove another hour to a naval base that had their air show. The air show was a lot of fun, but it was in the mid 90s and extremely humid. After years of desert life it wasn't that bad other than the fact there was no shade, Aiden was in a mood, and I'm pregnant. It was seriously draining to me just to walk the half mile to the car to the air show and then back again 2 hours later! Then we had the hour drive back to my SILs house. Checked the weather because on the drive back we noticed dark clouds coming in. Yep, horrible storms all on this side of the state and they just perfectly lined up exactly along the highways between my SIL's house and our house. Of course. We stayed for dinner. Checked the weather again - storms had suddenly slowed down and exploded! We ended up having to stay there until 9:45pm (so waaaaay past DS's bedtime after a day without a real nap!). Most of the drive back was in the rain (it was at least green and yellow on the radar at that point as opposed to orange, red, and purple :p). Then it was foggy!!! Finally get back to our base and even though I had my ID for the car the stupid gate guards made me get out and go inside to get DH a visitor's pass because he had forgotten his ID. They've never made us do that before if one of us hasn't had our ID! They only need one person with a military ID (DH did have his driver's license which is all he needs if I have my ID). So it's 11pm and they're questioning me demanding to know why I wanted to bring an unauthorized person on base. They didn't believe me that we live on base!!! They really pissed DH off and I was not doing well myself. And of course because we had to get out of our car, we had to wake up DS, and get him out too. We're at the lowest level of security on base right now so there was zero reason for all of that. It was 11:30 before we finally got back to our house and could put DS to bed. Long, long day. *sigh*

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oh Jackie that sounds like a huge pain. i feel tired just reading all that!

I did see the moon last night, it was pretty bright

it appears we have an explosion of tiny red spiders in our bathroom and kitchen window sills:rolleyes: a quick google search tells me they are either spider mites or clover mites can't tell because they are so tiny. either way, DISGUSTING!! it's that time of year again! plus, something in my kitchen stinks and i can't figure out what it is. It is driving me nuts!!! it is in the corner where Lucas' highchair and the dinner table is. We took the padding off his chair, threw it in the wash and wiped down his highchair. i tried smelling it and it smells fine. i don't know where it is coming from GRRR!!!

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I have decided, Ronin is not allowed to sleep well ever. He did six hours in his bed then three in ours, al those times are straight through, but this morning he is in cranky town. Whenever he has a really good long sleep he wakes up in cranky town so I'm just not going to let it happen. In this house it seems STTN is over rated. All he wants to do is nurse today. He;s coming up on 45minutes on the boob.

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Oh man Jackie, what a PITA to have to get out of the car and deal with all that just to get home. Those are the times to wish the kids would start screaming so they just wave you through. Of course the kids never have a meltdown at those opertune moments. I saw your pic wearing Aiden yesterday at the air show and felt exhausted for you.

How funny that Ronin gets more cranky the more sleep he gets.

I'm Soooo terrible with names too.

Tiny red spiders? Noo! Have you seen that show infested? Totally reminds me of a bird mite episode.

Bought the older boys new shoes today. Luckily they needed only 1 pair of summer shoes each. Shoes are expensive!

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It's 11am and Ronin passed out in the car when we were coming home and didn't even wake up when I put him in bed or took his shoes off. I think he is super tired which is weird seeing as he slept well last night

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Sigh. How do you know when it's time to put a dog down? 19 months ago, when Lainey was a newborn our dog developed inflamatory bowel disease. I won't gross you out with the details, but he nearly ruined our brand new house. After several expensive stays with the vet, we figured out a medication and diet that kept his disease controlled enough that he can usually make it outside to go to the bathroom. But it also makes it so he doesn't absorb nutrients from his food, so he's really skinny (he's much improved from where we was about a year ago - he looked like a walking skeleton, and I actually kept his medical records near the door to prove we were taking care of him in case someone spotted him and called the humane society). Anyway, we kept thinking at one point we would finally reach the point where it was obvious it was time to put him down, but every time he seemed to hit bottom, he'd bounce back.
Then 2 days ago I found one of his teeth on the floor, and I checked in his mouth and found that a lot of his teeth are about to fall out. I thought that the moment was finally here, that his disease was causing him to deteriorate. So I take him to the vet. And the vet wants to do an expensive dental and pull most of his teeth and just keep on going.

I don't want to put him through it. He's 7 years old, and has been sick for 18 months. He is not a good dog, he snaps at the kids when they try to play with him, and he doesn't want to spend time with any of us. He hasn't interacted with us since he got sick, he just lays on his pillow. We can't trust him in the majority of the house, since he doesn't ask to go out and has frequent accidents. I don't think anyone would blame us to put him down. But I just can't seem to make the appointment and do it. I also hate doing it because of DD1, I think she is going to be upset and confused. I just don't know what to do. Well, I know what I probably should do, but I just can't quite bring myself to do it. DH is no help, he gets upset all the time and says mean things about the dog and talks about how he wants to put him down, but he won't actually make the appointment and do it.

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i think as an outsider and someone who is not attached, it might be time Sad

BUT I know this is a really hard decision and if I were in your position it would be very hard to decide what to do as well. :bighug:

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I agree that it's time. It sounds like your dog is miserable and unhappy in addition to, or because of, his health issues. I think it would be best for everyone, especially the dog, to let him go. It's going to be a very hard decision and I can't imagine having to do that with one of our dogs, but I wouldn't want them to not have a good quality of life.

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I agree it sounds like it may be time, but that it is hard to make the call

Ronin just came and told me in his way he needed the toilet, but after sitting for a bit with nothing I asked if he was done and he was happy to hop down but wouldn't leave the toilet. He then came out with the insert and I could see he had pooped and when I went in had peed as well. I hope I haven't made him doubt himself and his instincts with that incident

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Sounds like is still was into the toilet regardless, no harm IMO.

Poor dog. I agree that it's time as the dog seems really unhappy, but that is really hard choice to make. Sorry you guys are going through that with a pet. So sad.

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Sadly it wasn't, he peed on the floor through his jocks and the jocks held the poop. I made it very clear it was my fault and lots of praise for him telling me he needed the toilet and I should have waited more etc, so hopefully that will sink in

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That's so tough about the dog! It's probably time but I know I'd really struggle with that too. I can't even bring myself to give away my cat that I hate! ((hugs))

Wendy, I'm sure he's fine. It's such a big learning process. Sounds like you're doing really well.

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I'm so sorry about the dog situation. ITA with the others...for me the fact that the DOG seems so miserable makes it pretty clear that you're not doing him any favors by keeping him around. It's so, so hard I'm sure (and I have never faced that decision so I can only offer sympathy!) but I think you can feel good that it's the right decision. I'm sorry you have to deal with that, though. I'm so not looking forward to our dogs getting sick and old...it's going to be horrible. Adair is super attached to them.

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Yea, I agree with everyone else. The dog seems like he is miserable. but I understand that that has to be a really hard decision to make.

Has anyone ever done jillian michaels 30 day shred? I wanna buy this payday. I have been looking for a good dvd workout to do along with my other exercise. We get on demand stuff but I need something harder.

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Woo hoo, pee on the potty! I went to change him & he was dry and I mentioned going potty. "potty?" was all he said and happily sat and grunted a while till it came out. Yay! I thought he was trying to poop but he actually peed! He has been recognizing the sensation more and saying 'poop' for it (pee). I wish I had more time to work on it with him but maybe my of pushing too much will be good.

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Aw that's great Joy! Smile

Ashley, I haven't used it but I've heard it's quite the workout if you stick with it!

I'm trying to work up the motivation to shower now that Aiden is asleep. Probably should because DH gets pissy if I'm still in my PJs when he comes home. lol

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Ashley, do you have netflix? I believe you can borrow it on there, but don't quote me. I seem to remember looking it up one time.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I'm trying to work up the motivation to shower now that Aiden is asleep. Probably should because DH gets pissy if I'm still in my PJs when he comes home. lol

Whaaaaa?! My Dh rarely sees me in anything but PJs. If I'm home it's PJ pants and a shirt. Even when I shower I put PJ pants back on! Jeans are only for going in public. lol

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in the winter or when it is cold i live in my pjs at home. DH has complained in the past, but i always tell him I am not going anywhere and nobody is coming over so why does it matter? He doesn't complain anymore lol

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I wish I could live in pjs, if only they were appropriate work attire. I like sitting around in pjs in winter too, curled up on the couch with hot chocolate watching trashy tv in my pjs is a favourite. If I am feeling really bad chuck in a tim tam for tim tam straws as well.
Wish me luck, I start my new job today, though there won't be much happening on that side of things until next week so plenty of time to fret over appearing as the main person at court even though I know I can do it.
Hubby is going out of town for a couple of days as well, he has a terrible roster this week, todayand tomorrow off, then a night only on Thursday, working Fri and Sat, then a lunch only on Sunday

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You can do it Wendy!!! Biggrin

I had good timing with the shower....as soon as I was out and dressed DH came home! For some reason the man doesn't believe that I can be productive in PJs. Blum 3

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

You can do it Wendy!!! Biggrin

I had good timing with the shower....as soon as I was out and dressed DH came home! For some reason the man doesn't believe that I can be productive in PJs. Blum 3

:LOL: mine either ...he would get totally jealous and cranky! I found comfy clothes that felt like PJs but looked..."productive" :roll:

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well you ladies could always get some of these Wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFoGg_aJYkM

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ROFL

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BTW, thanks to everyone for your support about the dog. We have an appointment on Friday to put him down. It is such a hard decision to make. I always felt that when it was time it would be obvious it was time, and while I'm not 100% sure we're there yet, we're pretty close.

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:grouphug:

When the heck did Hunter and Lark become girl names?! Maybe I'm just old fashioned and stereotypical when it comes to names. Blum 3

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

Whaaaaa?! My Dh rarely sees me in anything but PJs. If I'm home it's PJ pants and a shirt. Even when I shower I put PJ pants back on! Jeans are only for going in public. lol

Ditto this! My DH has NEVER said anything about how I dress at home. I very rarely put on make-up and most days I don't even brush my hair, and still he's never said anything. The only thing DH ever says is that he thinks I should work out more, but not because he wants me to lose weight (though I'm sure he thinks I should) but for health reasons.

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Argh, I just had to try and work with Ronin there, not a good mix. All he wanted was Mummy and it was totally inappropriate for the client I was talking to to hear him. Hubby wasn't home when I tried to drop Ronin home and it was a last minute working late thing, I got out at 6:20pm, at least it's extra overtime and I am so taking next Monday morning off for the mother's day morning tea at Ronin's daycare

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I get the "I just spent 12 hours flying sims, studying, and attending class and you couldn't even take a shower?" I usually tell him to shove it. When I'm truly not feeling well (most of April :lol:) he doesn't say anything, but he still gives looks he doesn't think I notice. Of course DH doesn't do ANYTHING till he's had a shower unless you count video games. He doesn't comprehend that getting out of PJs and showering isn't at the top of my daily to do list.

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Totally...that's one reason I hated staying at home. I always felt like I had to prove that I'd been doing something productive every second or else DH would be all aggrieved. Blah.

We had a huge blowout last night over a very similar thing, actually, and DD must have sensed it or something because she's been STTN but last night she woke up at 3:50 and didn't go back to sleep until nearly 5:00...of course the alarm goes off at 5:30..ugh. So today gets a big fat WHATEVER. from me.

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Kristi, I'm so sorry about your dog. We haven't had to make those sort of decisions with any of our pets yet but I remember when my Dad took my childhood dog to be put to sleep. Its about the only time I've ever seen my Dad cry. I'm tearing up just thinking about it. She was 13.5 and I was 13. Needless to say, I LOVED that dog. No dog will ever compare because she was the best dog that ever lived. The decision to put her down was hard but even at 13 I knew it was right. She'd had arthritis for years and had had a stroke a few days prior and didn't recognize us. It was SO sad. My Dad brought her back from the vet and we buried her in my Grandmother's backyard. I still visit her when I visit my Grandma. I'm such a sucker for animals. I hate this cat we have but I can't bring myself to get rid of her. We've tried to find her a new home but no one seems right. We were really close to paying a cat sanctuary $250 (annually!) to take her. Then they said they'd have to keep her crated because of her health condition and we backed out. So, here she sits next to me. Ugh. Want a cat?

Yay for pee on the potty, Joy! We're taking a "let it happen" approach to potty training. No pressure. Its working really well!

Wendy, I hope you like your new position! Take that day off and enjoy it! I wish my daycare had Mother's Day tea. Maybe I could convince them to do it ....

Wow ladies. If my DH ever said anything about the way I dress at home (other than to give me a compliment), he'd quickly be missing a testicle. Of course, the man rarely bothers to put on pants when he's home so he's not in a position to complain. Our rolls are a bit reversed in that regard. He often works from home and I get angry when I come home after a long day and he hasn't even bothered to clear the breakfast dishes of the table. Its not like he has an excuse such as there being a child at home with him. Nope. Home. All day. By himself. Lounging around in his underwear. Which is what I'm doing today! Speaking of which, I really should be working on my final project that's due Thursday. I just really really don't care to. Like, at all.

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Instead of working on my project, I've managed to select and order 8 new mama cloth pads. I also HAD to order two pairs of Blueberry training pants for Teagan. The have new patterns! And I got free shipping if I got my order over $100. See? HAD to.

I pretty much got one of each of THESE to test out new brands. I have a set of Fuzzi Bunz that I like but I might want to branch out. Then I saw the giraffe and stripes patterns of training pants and got those too.

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Those are so cute! Being that we're doing such laissez-faire PT, though, I am so not ready to be risking going diaperless...isn't it just asking for trouble??? When/how are you using them?? I am really hoping to be able to go back to cloth for training pants, but I feel like I need to wait until we're a little farther along in the process...

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Kristi, I'm so sorry about your dog. We haven't had to make those sort of decisions with any of our pets yet but I remember when my Dad took my childhood dog to be put to sleep. Its about the only time I've ever seen my Dad cry. I'm tearing up just thinking about it. She was 13.5 and I was 13. Needless to say, I LOVED that dog. No dog will ever compare because she was the best dog that ever lived. The decision to put her down was hard but even at 13 I knew it was right. She'd had arthritis for years and had had a stroke a few days prior and didn't recognize us. It was SO sad. My Dad brought her back from the vet and we buried her in my Grandmother's backyard. I still visit her when I visit my Grandma. I'm such a sucker for wanimals. I hate this cat we have but I can't bring myself to get rid of her. We've tried to find her a new home but no one seems right. We were really close to paying a cat sanctuary $250 (annually!) to take her. Then they said they'd have to keep her crated because of her health condition and we backed out. So, here she sits next to me. Ugh. Want a cat?

It is so hard. I remember my childhood dog that needed to be put to sleep and my parents wouldn't do it. She was so old and could hardly walk, couldn't control her elimination habits, and I doubt she could see. One day she just ran away (to die, we assume) and we never found her. It would have been much less traumatic on all of us if they had put her down when the time was right. But I know how they feel. Here we have the appointment for Friday, and I'm already doubting myself. And this dog isn't a great dog. Heck, most of the time he's not even a good dog. But he's ours.

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Up until now, I've just been using little bloomers. Like the kind that come with dresses that I've otherwise found useless because cloth is so cute and color coordinated. We mostly let her run around nudey butt but we're slowly introducing panties so she gets the idea of pulling them down. I haven't even dreamed of attempting going diaperless while out. That's a ways off. I need her to be able to reliably tell me she has to go and be able to give me enough notice before i'll even think of trying that. I got these to practice pulling them up and down at home and also to have it daycare wants trainers in her next classroom.

Running around nudey butt in our house isn't a big deal. She has accidents for sure but they've all been pee except one and since we have just the one rug in her room its really easy to clean up. It would be a different story if we had carpet and a child who pooped constantly.

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Hope you like your mama cloth! I'm a bit twisted in that I'm 1% upset to be pregnant because I only had two periods where I could use my full mama cloth stash. :roll:

Kristi, my childhood cat ran away to die. I hate the not knowing part still all these years later. He used to walk me to the bus stop in the mornings! (yeah, he was a really strange cat)

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My child will not talk a nap today! He's been babbling to himself in his crib for 30 minutes now.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

It would be a different story if we had carpet and a child who pooped constantly.

Yep, that's our problem. Both parts.

Hmmmmm...we were going to tackle the kitchen this summer, but maybe PT is a good reason to finally prioritize the project of pulling out the HORRIBLE carpet that fills me with hate and disgust in our living room?? (It was brand new when we moved in but the cheapest stuff you can buy so now that we've lived on it for 6 years with two dogs and a baby, it is TRASHED) We want to just rip it out and refinish the concrete underneath but that's actually a pretty big project, especially since the room is open to the rest of the house and we'll have to seal it off to keep the dust and fumes out of everything...hmmmmmmmmm...

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Hope you like your mama cloth! I'm a bit twisted in that I'm 1% upset to be pregnant because I only had two periods where I could use my full mama cloth stash. :roll:

Don't worry. You'll get to use them in no time! Remember all the lovely CM leaking you'll get to catch with them in the third trimester.

"alwayssmile" wrote:

My child will not talk a nap today! He's been babbling to himself in his crib for 30 minutes now.

Booooo.

"cactuswren" wrote:

Yep, that's our problem. Both parts.

Hmmmmm...we were going to tackle the kitchen this summer, but maybe PT is a good reason to finally prioritize the project of pulling out the HORRIBLE carpet that fills me with hate and disgust in our living room?? (It was brand new when we moved in but the cheapest stuff you can buy so now that we've lived on it for 6 years with two dogs and a baby, it is TRASHED) We want to just rip it out and refinish the concrete underneath but that's actually a pretty big project, especially since the room is open to the rest of the house and we'll have to seal it off to keep the dust and fumes out of everything...hmmmmmmmmm...

Have you peaked under the carpet? That was our plan until we found the 1970s tile still under the carpet and that the glue from the tiles could not be removed with ANYTHING less than superhuman laser eyes, which we unfortunately do not own. We also found several cracks in the foundation that meant we had to repair them and them and then cover them for resale value. The only other option to tile & hardwood (which we went with, as you've seen) is to repour a layer of concrete over the old stuff and stain that.

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Well, just a corner, but our next door neighbor did his and they look awesome...we don't mind a distressed look as long as it's obviously clean and finished. There's nothing under the carpet...it would definitely take some serious prep, but I think it's doable.

We just don't have the money or time to tackle more than one thing at a time, so if we do this, the kitchen will have to wait. I love wood floors but DH has his heart set on concrete and unless there's a good reason (like your tiles, or a gigantic crack) that we discover, I don't think I'll be able to convince him of any alternatives.

You could buy our house with pocket change anyway so resale value isn't really a huge concern.

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