booo purple buttom of doom Lindsay!
steph, i hope you figure something out.
Brittany, that's crazy. I can't imagine having family pay for stuff like that when they're basically doing them a favor. I don't think I'd think twice about letting my brother use my car with no strings. Then again, when I had Fiona and realized I couldn't use my car anymore and we got the van I gave my brother my car. My dad paid for it, so it wasn't REALLY "mine" but I just handed it over, no questions asked. He needed a car and I had one. Also, I can't believe Dan was trying to keep you from going to AZ!! that's CRAZY. Glad you put your foot down on that one. I hope you get caught up, and if you need anything that I can help you with, seriously let me know okay? I
Kilah, maybe she just remembers it hurting? I dunno. My kids do that sometimes. They aren't "faking" so much as they don't totally understand. Rowynn says she has a booboo about every 5 minutes. And fiona says her cough is so bad she needs medicine at least once a week, even though she isn't coughing except right when she wakes up. I hope you figure it out though! And yeah, I was going to say antibiotics for the stomach problems but i don't know when she stopped taking them .
Glad you got a win day Lindsay! I count those days as winning too.
Whitney, I hope you geta REAL day off very soon. YOu deserve it.
I finally got the tree down today. I wanted to make sure it went out this morning in the brush recycling truck. I hope they pick it up. Last year we left our tree leaning against the house until at least spring when Dh finally chopped it up and bagged it. It was a messy tree though. Even when we were watering it regularly it dropped needles like crazy. SO glad it's gone!
My parents are coming in for the weekend so I have some more cleaning to do. I hope we can enjoy life and forget about our problems (my parents know nothing about them) because remembering them gets so old.
Steph, sorry your having a rough time with Dr's. What did he say about Jackson's rash?
Kilah, yay for it not being a uti but boo for not knowing what is going on now I hope whatever it is goes away soon!
Whitney, you totally deserve a real day off soon!!
Lindsay, glad yesterday was a win!!!
Brittany, that is CRAZY about the car. Totally not worth even giving it a second thought. And good for you for putting your foot down and going to AZ!! You need to see your family too.
Woohoo for getting your tree down Vicky. Mine still needs to come down but somehow Dusty doesn't understand when I tell him that I don't trust myself up on the ladder and need his help. I really hope that you can come up with something for your relationship with DH. He has a lot to work through but really needs to realize that he has A LOT to lose!!!!!
I am trying to get laundry put away today and pick up the house! I really need to get the Christmas crap done too but at the same time I want to sit on my butt and do nothing cause I have to work all weekend and that's just how I truly feel
Yeah, I totally took the thing down myself. It was only about my height though. Given the situation, that was the last thing DH wanted to do. I hope he realizes it too. I think he needs to realize that this girl isn't everything too. He has to fall out of love with her first before he can fall back in love with me. He can't share his affections.
we have a 10 foot tree and my center of balance is not what it was! lol!!! That and the kids try and climb the ladder with me! Not the best situation!! He did bring up some of my rubbermaids from the basement so I could do the rest of the decorations that go in those!
Lol yeah I don't think you should climb any ladders in the near future Kelly!!
The training wasn't bad, it was basically 40 minutes of gossiping with co-workers b/c the guy was late and then 20 minutes of copying information onto a test haha (it was just a recertification thing). So I have the rest of today and all day tomorrow off. Not too shabby!!
vicki-Do you really think DH is "in love" with this other chick? Or just a dumb crush/lust? I don't know either way I can't imagine putting up with that bs. So sorry you're going through this. I hope you have a good visit with your parents.
Gavin has a cold and I came home to dry snot all over his face b/c Tom thought he could clean his face with toilet paper. Um have you ever heard of a washcloth??
Oh and Tom did end up dropping one of his classes which I guess is probably for the best. And he can get a full refund on the class and the book (which was $250).
Kelly, I agree that ladders are probably not a great idea!!
Whitney, glad you have today and tomorrow off. I think it was good Tom dropped his class in time to get the full refund.
I agree with Whitney, I don't think I'd be putting up with that crap. I get not wanting to lose him and stuff...but ... yeah. I just don't know what to say Vicki. Sorry you're having to go through that. You can always vent and stuff though.
So I've done nothing this morning. Well, not true, I ordered my day planner. And everyone is halfway dressed, so that's good. The adventures of shark boy and lava girl came on last night and Fiona wanted me to record it so she could finish watching it this morning. So cute.
I want to go to Target later and buy something for more storage stuff. I want to go eat Indian food tonight, but my mouth is stiill super tore up with ulcers so I don't think that's a great idea. But I really want indian food.
Hey, Ann-marie, I have a mission for you. I know you're awesome at finding stuff on the net, so I thought I'd ask you to help me. You know those photos I have of the kids in the Mickey ears? Someone on the Photography board put the idea in my head to put them in a classic TV frame. Now I seriously want to do it. Do you think you could find something? I looked a bit but didn't come up with anything. I think I'd like a real frame, but I could go with a border if I can't find a real one. If you're too busy, I completely understand.
just looking real quick....http://www.amazon.com/Wanted-Photo-Frame-Retro-7-Inch/dp/B0030DH8TK
but that's all i got real fast. i'm leaving the house, but if i get a chance/think about it ill look later.
Whitney - I'm glad Tom dropped the class in time to get his money back. It was probably for the best.
Kelly - No ladders! Jaime was terrified of me climbing the stairs every day when I was pregnant, he'd of died if I tried to get on a ladder, lol (granted, I don't have great balance while not pregnant...).
Vicki - I am sorry about the situation between you and your DH. I don't really know what to say, because I would probably have said so long a long time ago, but we're always here to listen. Hugs!
Lindsay - your posts always crack me up!
Yeah, Halloway hasn't been on antibiotics since November, so it's not that. I finally broke down and texted my mom about it. She asked if it could be yeast, which I hadn't thought of, but could totally see it being. I do give her probiotics daily to prevent yeast, but that doesn't mean it still can't happen. Plus, Lio and I are dealing with thrush right now. So maybe there is yeast in her urinary tract? I don't know.
Ann-marie - I totally thought she was just remembering her uti at first. Because she started telling me it hurt when she had to pee around the same time she suddenly started talking about her Uncle Joe and his gato, which the last time she saw him was when she had the UTI. But she does just stop playing randomly and tells me it hurts, so I don't know. I'll give it a few more days, and if she's still complaining come Monday I'll probably go back to the pedi.
We went to the pre-school this morning and Halloway LOVED it. She cried when we had to leave. That being said, when I tried to leave her in the room so I could speak with the director, she was not cool with that. She promptly grabbed her shoes and was ready to go with me, just not ready to leave the school. So, we'll see. I'm going to go ahead and enroll her for March, and hope for the best, haha.
Good morning. Blah. Children were up too early and Egan was on and off awake too often. Stupid stuffy noses messing up my children's sleep = messing up my sleep. I still have ulcers all in my mouth too, that's getting old. I did at least finally break down and buy some coke, so I'm drinking that, it shall make me happy.
Michael's working today and tomorrow 12 hours and he's off Monday, Tuesday, Wed and I think he's going to work night shift Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun then he's got 2 weeks of vacation. i hope he's ready to do sh*t in the house because I have a list!! ahhaha.
So what's everyone up to today? I think we're going to go to my moms eventually and I'm going back to Target. Michael wouldn't let me buy any organizing anything yesterday "because we haven't measured" and it put me in a crappy mood so I said we'd just leave and I think I needed a few more things. Not to mention, I think I'll measure and buy it alone so I have my organizing crap. And he can bite me. Because i'm not waiting the like, 8 days or more he wants me to so he can go with me. My mom needs a few things too so she said if I brought the girls over she'd keep them while I went to Target.
Kilah, I'm glad that H liked school. Fi was like that too. It's so crazy we worry about that and then they think it's awesome.
How are the sick little ones doing? I hope Halloway is feeling better... does she still have the hives? I saw Jackson's pics on FB and I hope he's all better too!! Do you guys have any idea what it is? Is it possible it's fifths disease or something like that? What are the doctors saying? Mucous in poop is almost always an infection but it's possible it's a reaction from antibiotics (antibiotics can cause hives too if they are allergic to it). The only time I ever had the mucous in stool is when I had food poisoning once.
Seems like everyone is dealing with stuff, Markus has a little cold and is pretty stuffed up.... but he isn't miserable thankfully. Chris has had a bad cold too. Clara was never sick at all until last week when she had a fever for a day, I'm convinced she has some form of hyper immunity as everyone around here gets sick but her!
Nothing exciting to report, just taking my oldest boys out for haircuts and I need to buy some new running shoes. Leaving Clara with Chris as I can't fit all the kids in my dumb car!! We are going to get a new vehicle next month, can't wait. Hoping Markus is good for me this morning when we are out! My toe is slowly getting better but still hurts if I push on it. I'm really hoping to get back into my fitness routine in the next day or so!
Kilah, I'm glad H liked her preschool. I think it will be really good for her!!
Lol Ann-marie. Yeah I would totally buy the organizing stuff myself as well. That's awesome that Michael has two weeks off coming up! Why did you have ulcers in your mouth? That sounds painful and annoying.
Yay for getting back on your fitness routine Sally! And yay for a new car soon. What are you getting?
I don't know what I'm doing today other than watching the Broncos game tonight when Tom gets home from work. It seems like there was stuff I wanted to get at Target but now I can't remember what. Gavin needed some new jeans in 24 month b/c the 18 month ones are FINALLY getting too small. I went to Kohl's yesterday b/c they have Oshkosh there and those are my favorite jeans for him. And they had such a small OshKosh selection and only shorts and overalls, no pants. WTF!! It's the beginning of freaking winter here. I was pissed but I got him some Chaps jeans so we'll see how those work out. I probably should have just waited and drove to the OshKosh outlet sometime. But I'm impatient like that.
So today I'm probably just going to catch up on my DVR and clean a little.
Ann-marie, lol about the organizing stuff. I would go get it myself too. And the ulcers in your mouth sound painful. When I get just one it sucks, so I couldn't imagine more than one. And sorry for crap sleep. My sleep was crap last night too.
Whitney - yay for new jeans for Gavin! Though that's crazy summer stuff is out. I haven't been shopping in a while, so I did not realize that. Craziness.
Sally - what kind of car are you planning on getting?
Halloway seems to be better. She does still tell me randomly that it hurts, but I don't know. We'll see.
I got a horrid cold yesterday. I was fine in the morning, then I could feel the pressure in my face building up by the afternoon and my throat started getting scratchy. By dinner time it hurt so bad to chew I gave it up. But I took lots of ecchinacea and garlic, and gargled tons of salt water, and feel a bit better this morning. I still have a darn stuffy/runny nose, and my throat is scratchy, but manageable. I went to bed at 8 last night I was so miserable, and yet I still got crap sleep. At least the kids don't have the cold, too.
Jaime gets home this afternoon and we are going out on a date tonight! It was kind of a spur of the moment decision on my part. When H's babysitter was leaving yesterday I asked her if she wanted to watch them both tonight, and she said yes. It will be the first time I've really left Lio. I kind of feel bad about the timing, because he's more of a fuss bucket in the evening, but I'm just trying to envision two blissful hours with my husband and no little people, not my little people here screaming, lol.
I have no idea why I have ulcers in my mouth (and throat boo). I NEVER get them, and I have like...them all along the bottom of my inner lip near the gum line, one huge one under my tongue, one on my tongue, I can feel one in my throat (at least one) and all along my gum line in the inside of my lip on the top too. Lots of fun. Eating is super painful. I have no idea what the heck is going on.
Yeah, the way the retail season is it's actually beginning of spring for them. usually you'll find the winter stuff in the clearance sections now. Last year we had SUPER warm temps the second week of Feb. I remember because it was when Michael was in the hospital and I had to send my aunt to buy the girls spring stuff because none of their old short sleeve shirts would fit. The cold temps were later this year, so I wonder if it will stay cold longer.
I'm glad you get to catch up on DVR stuff Whitney. That's always fun.
Sorry you're getting a cold Kilah. I hope your date night goes fun tonight! We were going to go eat without the girls last night, but since my mouth is jacked up we just took them with us and ate something cheap. Because 1) Eating indian food with my ulcers sounded not fun. 2) IF I wasn't going to enjoy what I was eating, we were eating something cheap. So we went to the diner we like near our house and each got a plate and i shared with Fiona and Michael shared with Rowynn.
I just did ALL my laundry. Like folded it and put it away and i have empty baskets! OMG that never happens. Of course I still have a pile of clothes in the girls room of clothes they can't wear anymore, but I can see the light at the end of the LONG tunnel of crap all over my house!! it's so exciting.
Ann-Marie, that's amazing you finished your laundry! Not so awesome about the mouth ulcers :/ that's really weird. I don't know what might cause something like that. I hope it feels better soon though.
Sorry you have a cold Kilah! I'm really surprised I don't (yet) as everyone around me, including Gavin, does. Hope you have a great date night anyway!
We are probably going to get a gmc acadia as they can seat 7 and I can't stand vans, we'll have to see though. Right now we have a car and a truck and if we all have to go somewhere Chris takes the boys in his truck and I take the little ones in the car with me. We've only had to do that a few times though as things are pretty quiet with the winter, the summer is a different story!
Chris and I have been getting horrible kanker sores lately, especially if we eat anything with lemon... we never had this problem before so I don't know why it's a problem now?? I have always had kankers with citrus and my doctor said it means I'm allergic... so have I suddenly become allergic to lemons? I can't put lemon in my diet coke anymore and if we have lemon meringue pie within minutes painful kankers pop up on on tongues. They are so painful and annoying!
I didn't end up getting shoes as I'm a size 11 and it's so hard to find Nike runners in that size. We even went to a Nike outlet a couple weeks ago in Kitchener and even they were out of my size ugh!! I'm going to have to order in my size.
I THINK my mouth is getting better. I told Michael last night it hurt so bad I was ready to go to the dr. even though I knew there was nothing they could do. And if it got worse I would have to do SOMETHING.
Sally, why don't you like vans? I loveeeeeeeee my van. I want a new one though, but I'm hoping mine keeps trucking along a little while longer. I hope you find some shoes! That sucks about the lemon though.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
I have to say I don't super love driving a van. I just don't feel so fly driving it. But it is practical. I want a 3rd row suv thing someday, like a Honda Pilot.
Yesterday was not the best day of ever. Gavin didn't nap and then fell asleep on the kitchen floor at 645. I put him in bed and he woke up at 715 and cried for an hour and a half before falling back asleep. I rocked him, I even let him get up and play for awhile but he would just stand there and cry. Poor thing. So most of my day was spent wiping his nose while he screamed at me and trying to get him to sleep. We did watch the Bronco game last night too and it was pretty ugly. Today it's back to work. Two of my major cases are going to monitored this week (which is awesome for them) plus I lost that one case which was 14+ hours of my work week. So until I get some new stuff my hours are going to be really lacking
I am really super picky about vehicles and I honestly can't stand the look of vans. I hate the whole soccer mom image and I'll feel like I have one foot in the grave if I ever have to drive one. I also have had a bad impression of them since I always see them broken down on the side of the road, everyone I know has been pissed off by one breaking down and the only time I ever drove one it left me stranded a km from town and guess who was walking home in the snow in the dark (I had borrowed my employers van when my car was getting fixed)? I absolutely love my current car and I don't see how I could go from a sporty subaru to a van, it's hard enough to picture the acadia I LOVE my car I hate having to go bigger but I also hate not being able to take all the kids. My other issue with a van is I RARELY have to take all the kids anywhere, it's usually just me and the babies so I'd have to go everywhere with a van for just us three and that would suck. I do a lot of meetings with my business and I find the acadia or some form of suv a little more stylish.
yeah, I guess I just don't care. I'm more into what the car can do for me instead of how it looks I guess. I've never been big into cars or anything, I just need something that will get me around. My van is 12 years old and runs pretty good. We had to replace the transition and one other major thing, but that was when it was like 10 years old. It was Michael's grandmothers and she almost never used it. We got it and it had under 50,000 miles on it. I plan on driving it until it won't drive anymore. Michael's car is paid off now so if we HAD to buy a new van we could, but I'm going to see how long I can put it off even though I want a new one, I want/need other stuff more.
Whitney, Rowynn does that every once in a while. It's crazy. I hope you can get some more hours this week!
Our mini van is the best car ever! I always said I'd NEVER drive a mini van... now I never want to drive anything else! Its so nice and the trunk space aaaamazing! Ours has never broken down (knock on wood). Its a very nice reliable car... I never thought Dan would agree with me but he also thinks its awesome!
My brother and sister in law just got the pilot. Its decent but I don't like the non existent trunk space with the 3rd row up and the fact that you can't get into the 3rd row unless you literally climb in the trunk or over the middle seat which would be hard with car seats in.
I'm currently planning Ava's party... still have 2 months but its all I really want to do today I'm not motivated to do anything else!
A third row seat just doesn't work with kids if the second row is a bench style seat... you need to have second row captain seats with an aisle. The acadias go both ways (captain seats or bench) so we would definately get the captain seating since we'd have the carseats in the second row.
See mine doesn't have that great of trunk space. I also never said I would drive one but then it turned out to be pretty practical with my job. It was a lot more affordable than any of the SUV options too. Mine has been reliable too. I put 25K miles on it in one year! All I've had to do is the brakes just recently. So I have nothing to complain about but I would prefer to have something a little more stylish. Even one of the new, nicer looking vans would be sweet like the new Toyota Sienna's or Honday Odyssey. That is what I would get if I got another van.
By this time last year I already had Gavin's party planned but this time not so much!
Fiona's birthday party (we decided to do family only again) is in two weeks and I have no idea what we're doing. at.all. Oh well. I haven't even thought about Rowynn's. Well, I'm getting her a mickey mouse/minnie mouse cake. But other than that, no idea. I'm also not baking anyone's cake this year. I'll probably (might) bake something for Fi to take to school.
that's why I don't want any of those SUV type 3 row things either Brittany. Trunk space matters too. We have bench style seating in our van and it's alright. Not ideal, but alright.
I think I should sell Honda Odyssey's. I have one now and I really can't imagine anything else. Mine has all the options so I feel totally spoiled driving around in it. It's beyond practical and I truly love it. I was also the one that said I hated stupid mini-vans. Yeah, just goes to show... It's funny your talking about the Honda Pilot, that's what we just traded in for Jason's new car. I really wanted to keep it because I loved it so much, but really who needs two giant family cars? This is especially true since Jason is mostly in the car alone going to work. But yeah, the pilot was awesome for our family. I had to ride in the 3ed row on many occasions and it was fine. The middle seat leans forward for an "aisle" to the back. No, I wouldn't drive to MI back there, but going 30 or 40 minutes out to dinner with my parents was fine. If our kids were older it would be different, I would totally make them climb in the way back. Lord knows it's more comfortable then the two door hatchback civic my mom drove when I was a little kid! But to each their own.
Yeah, birthdays. Pretty sure she's getting a cake here and a new gabba DVD. That will probably be it. I just can't see myself getting a party together 10 days before I'm due. I was thinking about taking her to the aquarium or something like that, but we'll see how motivated I am. Super promise her a good birthday next year!
I like the idea of our van, but I hate it. We got a lemon. I can't tell you how much money we've put into it sending it to the shop. In fact, it needs to go in again, because the sliding door is broken (AGAIN!). We're looking into getting the Chevy version of the Acadia. With the captain seats in the middle. I'll miss the sliding door though. It's hard getting kids in and out of their seats with swing out doors. We really like having no car payment, but with how often the Caravan is in the shop, we might as well have one. I will never get another Caravan again.
we are totally looking at getting a van as all of these kids are NOT going to fit in our current truck. I would love an SUV but will need the trunk space that I can get in a van. The only way to get that kind of space in an SUV is with the super extended ones and those are extremely out of my price range
hope everyone had a good weekend! I was stuck at work and read off my phone but it is a PITA to post off of it!
Yeah, I really want the Odyssey because I have a thing for hondas. I have no idea which van we'll get. I hope when we need a new one I'll have enough time to really shop around right and do some research and make a good decision.
I'm so screwed up on days of the week. I woke up this morning early (like, still dark early) thinking it was Tuesday and I didn't set my alarm to get everyone ready to take Fi to school. Then I randomly thought it was ?Sunday a few times. I knew it would be like that with Michael's schedule rotating. So weird. He worked Saturday and Sunday and he's off today and tomorrow and then goes to work Wed night.
Yeah I love Hondas. I wish Tom's Element had 3 seats in the back instead of just 2. If it did we would be keeping it for the forseeable future, as it is we will have to get a new one when #3 is on the way. So that will still be awhile. We should be able to pay it off this year too (2 years early!).
Yeah I havent' heard good things about Dodge Caravans.
That schedule would confuse me too Ann-Marie!
OMG, they gave us a Dodge as a loaner until Jason's car comes in tomorrow and it is the WORST thing I have ever driven. I swear, between the crappy seats and the engine sticking I am worried to drive it anywhere too far. I wasn't going to complain about it because I just knew someone had one they loved to death, but this conversation made me want to laugh. I don't know what it is about that car, but it has free gas in it so I've been riding around town in it. I was actually thinking of getting Jason to just syphon it into my Odyssey. So funny! And Whitney, I loved my Element so much sometimes I get misty eyed thinking about it. Stupid 4 seater! I would have driven that thing until the end of time!
A friend of mine made some comment about c-section rates on FB. Totally fine, her page, she can say what she wants. Then all these people who I don't know starting chiming in about lazy dr.'s, complaining mom's, etc. Well, it just struck me at the wrong time and I wrote something not very nice on her page. Something to the effect of "I hope you all shine your I pushed a baby out of my vagina medal every day." Yeah, super mature. Later on last night it was bugging me that I was so rude so I deleted my remark, but obviously many people saw it because there were more replies. I didn't read them because I didn't want to get madder. What should I do about my friend? She messaged me this am, but I didn't read it because I was still mad. I swear this baby is making me evil! But what to do?
I think sometimes you have to remember we're not the people they're talking about. People like Beyonce who roll up at their scheduled c-section because they're too important to push the baby out their vagina are the people that are annoying. I hate the c-section rate, and I fully believe dr.s are to blame for a lot of it. Also women. We're (mostly) not informed on birth and a lot of it can be helped. Other times, c-sections are the best thing for everyone involved. I know I STILL have doubt over mine and if the dr and I made the "right" decision or if it was just a "this is easier" decision. There's really no way to know. I can say until I'm blue in the face that it was "right" and spout the (FIVE DIFFERENT) reasons for my c-section with Fiona, and in the end, the only person I'm trying to convince is myself ya know? Ultimately, I feel insecure/less than because of it and I don't want people to perceive me that way. But it really doesn't matter if that's how I feel ya know ? blah blah more of the same crap.
I think you might just message your friend and tell her you were sorry, it's a sensitive topic for you, especially being so close to ANOTHER c-section. It made you feel like your choice had been attacked, even if that wasn't her intention.
Sorry you're all hormonal and such. Personally I think the baby is making you hilarious.
oh, and i almost clicked the purple button of doom and I woulda been PIS.SED
Why does that purple button taunt us so much!?!
You are so completely right about feelings about having a c. Now I am really at peace with it, and feel that I made the right decision 4 years ago with Belle. I had considered a VBAC, but when my Dr. said he doesn't do them I knew I was going to go with repeat c's. But yeah, I know that I am not included in the lazy or don't want to be inconvenienced crowd. Since all of mine will be born on or after their due date I know that I'm not one of "those" mom's. Anyway, I had Jason read her message and she apologized if I was offended. So of course I messaged her back and said how sorry I was that I was rude on her wall, etc. etc. She said no problem, all is well. So that's good.
Ann-Marie I was thinking about you at about 4 this morning when I had heartburn so bad I couldn't sleep. I am pretty sure there is actually a baby gorilla in there instead of a baby. I also considered that it would be easier to procreate with a reptile or an insect, NO HAIR! Blah, at least I'm getting my daily dose of calcium in my tums.
Whitney, that is so awesome about paying off Tom's car early. We did that with the pilot and I really starting feeling rich every month since we didn't have to make a car payment.
I only have days Jason works, days Jason is home, and keep the girls quiet days. The day of the week gets a little tough other than our activities. Belle starts tennis this week! I'm so excited!
I'm glad you're friend wasn't mad Lindsay. I get where you're coming from. It kind of annoys me when people post stuff about charged topics like that just to be a little preachy and I can see where in the wrong moment in would rub you the wrong way. I usually just ignore that stuff.
I think babies with hair are SO CUTE! And I'm jealous when I see adorable babies with hair, b/c I think all my children will be bald. However, I'm not sure if it's worth the heartburn...probably not!
Yeah I'm going to love that extra $300 a month when we pay the element off, and it's going to help us be able to rent a 3 bedroom until Tom graduates, gets a good job, we start paying our student loans and can buy a house!
LOL about the heartburn Lindsay! Yeah, it would suck if you had killer heartburn and a baby with no hair, it would feel like no pay off. I had terrible heartburn/reflux with all of them and they were terrible in their own little way. Every single one of them has the EXACT same hair. And EVERY time everyone is all "oooooooooooo look at all their hair!" like it's the first baby I had to have hair or something. Well, I get it with Fi, but by Egan it's like "really? what did you think he would come out bald?"
Lindsay, I'm sure I'll have "day shift" days "night shift" days and "off" days now. But I get a little confused with the whole having to go to school and stuff. Summer should be crazy, I'll never know what day it is. Hopefully i get her into some activities and that can help a little.
Lindsay, I often get annoyed at comments people make and many times I have made a quick remark, especially on FB! On Markus' birth board there was a woman going on about her natural drug free birth and almost every other day I have to log on to FB and see her posts about natural births yadda yadda and how those who don't have them are uneducated and/or just pushed into medicalized births etc. I finally had to say something to her because I've had 3 vaginal births and 2 csections and my vaginal births were HORRIBLE! I'd gladly have another csection in a heartbeat because for me I didn't find hours of screaming and crying and losing control empowering whatsoever. At the end of the day ALL THAT MATTERS is a healthy baby. We can all deliver vaginally without drugs, but many babies would not survive the experience. She told me I obviously wasn't in the "right frame of mind" or "prepared", give me a break! I was in the right frame of mind, did my research, took classes, did everything... I actually do really well until 7+cm's and then the pain is absolutely horrendous. I think every women is different and I think it has NOTHING to do with pain tolerance, I truly believe some women are designed differently on how much pain they feel. When I had Markus I heard women screaming in childbirth for the entire 4 days I was in maternity, I heard profanities, shouting, screeching, you name it... what is so great about that??? I loved how coherant I was with Markus and he was my only baby that I cried with happiness when he came out.... the rest I was too out of it (first csection I was asleep). Don't let it get to you at all, I know easier said than done!
So my toe is NOT getting better, it's now infected and I've been hobbling for weeks now. I finally caved and called the doctor and I have to go in on Wednesday, so not looking forward to this. I'm pretty sure it's now paronychia and ouch ouch ouch! I don't think I have any ingrown nail left in there, I think it's just infected but holy **** it hurts!! It feels like a knife is under my big toe! I still haven't got back on the treadmill, everytime I think it's starting to get better it then starts to hurt again. I don't know what my doctor is going to do, my brother said he had this once and they put a needle in is toe and then had to recut the nail and burn the nailbed. Oh man why me why now? This sucks!! LOL
ummmmm heartburn doesn't always = hair! LOL!!!! I have gone through multiple bottles of tums with each pregnancy and so far have had BALD babies!!! Lincoln didn't have his first haircut until after he turned 2! Not because I didn't want to cut it but because he didn't need it cut!
Yikes Sally, sounds like you really need to get that toe taken care of!! Hope it's not too bad.
Sorry about thw heartburn, Lindsay! And yeah, I'm going with your friend wasn't posting that about you. 100% believe that each woman has the right to choose what birth is right for them. That being said, I totally judge a mom friend of mine who had a c-sec at 36 weeks due to a cruise...yeah. But honestly, I think you are way stronger, and faer braver than I. The thouht of a c-sec makes me want to pass out, ha ha. But I'm a control freak, and the idea of someone else havin control over my body scares me. I mean, I put off having my wisdom teeth removed for almost two years because the idea of being put under and having someone else messing with me was too overwhelming. Finally, with a lot of vicodin, I got through it though.
Oh, I totally post the "preachy" stuff. But not really to preach, ha ha. It's all aimed at one single person who likes to tell me every time me or my husband speaks with her how we're doing everything wrong, so it's my passive-aggressive way of saying F you, to her. I figure the people who know me well enough know I'm not preaching to them, and if they think I am, well, then they don't know me.
Sally - I am sorry about the BB lady. I would be pissed too, and I obviously had two natural births. I truly did have good experiences, and would do it again, but I totally understand that it's not for everyone. And for someone to that everyone should do it, well, that's ridiculous. And I am so sorry about your toe!
Agh! So if we don't get this stupid house sold in LC by the end of March I don't know what we're going to do. We will have completely without a doubt depleted our entire savings by then. Jaime is going to do our taxes next week to hopefully help, but that money was supposed to pay off the rest of our debt, so if we end up having to use it to stay afloat, it's going to suck. Yes, it's a good thing it's there, but still. It's times like this that I feel so helpless because I don't have an income too, even though this house isn't mine.
Sally, holy cow that sounds painful. I personally HATE all toenails and wish I could have mine all removed. Yeah, it's definitely one of those weird idiosyncrasies of mine, but if I can feel them touch my shoes it makes me crazy. So if my dr. told me I had to have one removed I would be thrilled. I hope your treatment isn't too painful. Usually once they drain the infection it instantly feels better so you have that to look forward too. Your BB friend sounds awesome, too bad I couldn't share a bb with her! It was mostly the comments that people were making about women who choose c's. Kilah, like your friend. It's women like that who are giving us all a bad name. After I was mean to my friend I started doing some reading, trying to stay with medically relevant websites, and it seems that fear of malpractice really is a reason that dr.'s are recommending so many c-sections. I guess in a way that's good and bad. I think that if a dr. doesn't always recommend what he feels is safest for mommy and baby that would be bad, but it makes me sad that some women (maybe me!) are recommended to have a c-section because the dr, doesn't trust us not to sue him. It's just sad that everyone can't have a perfect birth that they never question any decision they made. But that's life. And my kids are not any better or worse off for my never having been in labor.
Kilah, I really hope that house gets sold! Have you had much interest? Selling a house is just as stressful and buying one! And even though I have read stuff you have posted on FB that is "controversial" I don't think I have ever been offended by that or comments people have made about it. I'm sure you can think of something that will p!ss me off though if you keep working at it.
Kelly, I would be mad if I had all that heartburn and no hair to show for it! Having said that I bet this baby is bald as can be!
I know you all love my "I am a big fat pg b!tc% stories" and I had an incident today that I thought would amuse you. I just want to say that in the moment I really am mad and P.O.'d and it isn't until later that I realize I may have overreacted just a touch. Checking out at the grocery store today the lady in front of me was writing a freaking check(who the hell does that?!) and taking her sweet time to do it so I had the half car/ half cart taking up a ton of room and MA is actually being very good so I can't blame her, as usual. Then this man comes up behind me with like two things and stand about 6 inches behind me so he can put his stuff on the belt. Then he didn't even back up, he was just standing there! So I took my giant mother of three purse (this is the first big purse I have ever carried) and swung it wide over my shoulder and I know I hit him with it. Then he still didn't move so I did it AGAIN! Thankfully the lady in front of me left and I could move the cart, but I swear I would have beat that crotchety old man down with my purse if I had to stand there one second longer. I REALLY need to have this baby before I do something I can't take back.
Whitney, he is indeed in love with this girl. It's more than an infatuation. But through all this I am getting to know how he thinks and works a little more and I hope that will make us stronger.
His reasons for loving her are more because he can help her; she has gone through a lot in her life and has lots of baggage. With us, he's the one that needs help so he doesn't feel like there's much he can do for me right now.
Ann-Marie, are mouth ulcers the same as canker sores?. I hate having them! You have more than one? You can put hydrogen peroxide on them and gargle with it or with salt water. You can also put Vitamin E on them. But nothing will make them go away instantly.
Coke makes me very happy too.
Oh, I thought of you this weekend because my parents stayed in a cabin in AL for a couple nights - in the NE part so not close to you but they said they got snow there!
Yeah, I feel the same way about vans. I looked at other options, but really it was the most affordable way. I don't love driving one, but they have SO many perks - like the automatic sliding doors, fold down back seat, lots of space and seats, DVD player etc. Plus it's better on gas mileage and cheaper to buy than an SUV. If I need a car fix, I can just take DH's out somewhere.
oh and I like how the newer ones are looking more and more stylish. Ours isn't brand new but it's nice anyway. Even with the bench-style seats it can be tricky for grown ups to get in the back. We did have them on either side but then moved the middle seats next to each other so there is a gap on the side. It's still not very big, but it works. Ours is an 03 Odyssey. A friend of mine got a Pilot and it's a lot more stylish but yes, less cargo space.
I could be a Honda salesperson too! I think they're the best cars out there by far! When DH's car(s) (we have 2 old old cars that we switch out driving) die we will most likely get him a Civic.
Lindsay, you can apologize to your friend if you felt like your comment was too harsh. But really, it's not her fault for the responses she got. You can state your reasons for doing it etc. etc. In the end, we can post all kinds of statistics and stuff but it is up to the mom to decide what she wants to do!
So we had a GREAT weekend! DH was feeling a lot better and showing me some attention. I hope we are on our way out of this even though he is still talking to this girl. The thing is, he's not doing it behind my back and tells me how he is feeling and stuff. He even let me read their conversation last night.
And we finally got some the training wheels put on M's bike and he went for a ride on it the other day. I have yet to see him ride it himself but I'm so excited to see it!
We went to Charlotte yesterday for the day and I had my first visit to Ikea! DH was definitely not impressed but I was grateful that he let us go. But boy is it huge! I only got a few things - the plastic dishes/bowls/cups sets for the kids, a wooden spinning plate for the table, a plastic bag holder and a placemat. But now I want to go back when I have more time so I can look into more of the organizational furniture and stuff.
And I really need to take the rocking chair out of Noel's room. It's a bentwood beautiful rocking chair but they get on it and rock it into the walls and stuff. I just don't know where to put it. My parents gave it to us b/c it used to be in my nursery when I was a baby but we just don't need it right now until we have another baby.
ETA: Lindsay, that's hilarious about the old man! Maybe he was trying to hint at you letting him go before you or something? Which of course you wouldln't have lol! I have had people get really close to me and I just try to move up and/or turn around a bit so they realize how close they are. Yuck!
I only had 4 things, so no go on him being first, but I think he was mad I had the giant cart in the express lane. But really, at least I wasn't writing a check!
That is awesome about Ikea, I'm glad we don't have one because I can really see myself being irresponsible there. Vicki, I don't know of any other women that would put up with that. I love that you keep such a positive attitude and try to see how this could make you a better couple and I really have to admire that. Has he ever met her IRL? If he wants to help her and be strong for someone can he channel that into something less destructive to your marriage like mentoring at risk kids, or doing something with your church? I think that is an admirable quality to have, but not for how he's using it. >>>> to you for being so strong and not just crying about how unfair it all is.
Can you put the rocking chair in the garage for a while until they get over the trying to use it as a weapon phase? Or maybe your parents will hold it for you until you need it again.
The civic was other option for Jason, and he really liked everything about it, but wanted the backup camera and they don't make civics with backup cameras. I personally liked the civic better though.
Yes, I do have other things to do today other than beat up old men and type online! I better get to it!
Lindsay, you crack me up! I'm glad you hit the guy with your purse.
Vicki - you are a stronger woman then me. I have no idea how you stay so positive, but it is awesome!
So I was all set to check out online and buy H's birthday stuff for an owl party. Then I decided to peruse the clearance stuff first. Lio is now getting a robot 2nd birthday, haha. And then Halloway saw frog stuff and my owl plan was lost. Boo. I really wanted to make those cupcakes. Guess I have to find a cool frog cake/cupcake to make now!
Oh yes, I hate when people write checks in stores! I mean, I understand old women who don't know how to use debit cards but it's still annoying.
I really hope my positive attitude and commitment is rewarding in the end! I think any marriage can turn around if both people are willing to try. No, he's never met her IRL. She lives in AZ. But she did mention coming to VA at some point soon but DH knows he can't meet her, at least not alone or right now. Maybe down the road when we are happy we could meet her together but just as friends. I don't know. Good point about using it for something else! I could suggest that. He doesn't feel very useful at church which is why we're looking for another one. I think that will help at least.
I ended up putting the rocking chair in a corner of our room. It can't be used like that, but at least it's out of the way. Our garage has two couches in it right now that I need to sell/give away. I keep thinking I might be able to get money out of them but I think I need to just suck it up and Freecycle them.
Sally, I hope you can get some relief for your foot.
Kilah, that sucks about the house. i hope you get it rented out.
Lindsay, you are TOO funny. I bet Fin is going to be an interesting baby with all the crazy he/she is causing you.
Vicki, yeah they're canker sores. And suck so seriously bad. I googled last night and these suckers last between 7 and 14 days. WTF. I've never really had them, and DEFINITELY not like this. my mouth is SERIOUSLY messed up. it said it's caused by stress, lack of sleep, trauma to your mouth, auto immune flare, zinc deficiency or b12 deficiency. i'm leaning towards b12 deficiency or auto immune flare. Even though I don't have any other symptoms of my fibro flaring. Bah.
Yeah, I heard it snowed up north and in Tenn. Which is insane since it's been like, 80 degrees or something since. It rained today and I hear it's suppose to get back down to 50 but it's supposed to warm back up by the weekend. So strange.
I really don't understand why your husband is still talking to this girl? I definitely couldn't do what you're doing.
I'm so jealous you got to go to IKEA! I want to go to one SO BAD but the closest one is Atlanta. Glad you had an awesome weekend.
I had an accord in high school and that thing saved my life. I ran into a median concrete divider doing 65+ on the interstate and ended up with a broken collarbone from the seatbelt, a badly bruised knee, and some shallow cuts on my face. That's it. So that kind of made me a believer in hondas. My dad got me a civic after that, but it was a two door so I knew I'd have to give it up after I had kids. My brother drives it now though and it's a great car.
there's cute frog stuff too Kilah. Do you do pinterest? I bet there are a million ideas.
I'm going the easy way out this year and just doing some colored plates, a cake, and done with it. i just am tired of doing some elaborate theme for like 6 other family members.
I should go out and buy Fiona something special to wear for pictures though. I have no idea what...I probably should think about that. Bah.
I am so tired, so sorry if my responses are not as awesome as they could be. egan didn't go to sleep last night till like 11, and then was up a couple times because his nose is all stuffed up. plus Fiona had school today. then my grandmother was visiting so I wasn't at home at all today. Blah. So I hope I feel good tomorrow so I can get back on my schedule. I did at least grocery shop today, so that's good. Michael starts nights tomorrow until Sunday night then when he's off Monday morning he's off 2 weeks. So that's pretty cool. Fiona's birthday is Sunday and Egan was 3 months today. My gigantic baby weighs about 15lbs.
Oh, and I looked real fast and found these Kilah.
(those would be fairly easy to make)
These are so cute!http://thesevenyearcottage.com/2011/ribbit/
Vicki-I agree why doesn't dh stop talking to this girl if you are both committed to working on the marriage? Doesnt' seem like talking to her will help probably? Anyway, glad you had a good weekend and you sound like you're feeling better. I want to go to IKEA too, I have no idea where the closest one is to me though. I'm thinking Kansas City maybe.
I need to figure out Gavin's party too. I thought about not doing a theme but I haven't decided yet. I will probably do dinosaurs. I keep thinking about how Gavin was in the hospital for his first birthday and his party got delayed and it still makes me sad. So I want him to have an awesome party this year.
Kilah-I hope something happens with the house! I think a Frog party could be really cute.
Sorry my responses are kind of sucky. Tom was using the computer when I was on my break then I didnt' get home til 8:45 had to eat dinner and put Gavin to bed. Tomorrow I am covering a case that is going to take a long freaking time with all the transports and I'm not really looking forward to it. But I need to take any hours offered to me at this point!
Guess who has a fever? Ugh, my foot is really bad, it's been bleeding on and off all day. I see the doctor in the morning, hoping I get some antibiotics to help get rid of this, not sure if it's so bad I'll have to see a podiatrist? Chris wanted me to go the local ER but I feel so stupid going in there for a toe. I finally caved and took some Tylenol earlier (haven't had any painkillers since I had Markus) and it pretty much knocked me out and I slept for an hour. I feel like total **** sorry! lol I'm so annoyed that I'm not working out, I hate my current weight and it just feels like one thing after another!!
Markus also had a little cold and was stuffed up and I had to use the booger sucker a lot but he seems recovered now. He's sleeping soooo good lately, I'm really starting to feel human again. I cannot nurse him to sleep so I usually nurse until 10pm and then Chris will walk with him for 15 minutes and then he crashes. He puts him in his crib next to our bed (tummy down as it's the ONLY way he sleeps) and then he wakes up at 6-7am to nurse. Everytime we try to put him on his back/side he wakes! He's so big, he's wearing 12-18month clothes and those are getting tight!
Vicki, I don't know why you are putting up with this honestly, when I read your posts I feel infuriated... part of me wants to grab you and shake you a little, sorry! I truly feel you are in denial or you are just too goodhearted to realize you deserve better than this. Sorry I don't want to sugarcoat it for you and tell you that you are being strong... I think you are just letting yourself be taken advantage of. Marriage is the union between two people that love each other, there is no room for a third. I know you are only putting up with this because you love him so much... but why don't you love yourself and demand the respect you deserve?
Annmarie, are you positive you aren't have an allergy? Chris and I just went through a bad patch of cankers and we realized it was lemon. My doctor said they are usually a food allergy. I would think hard about what you've been eating and see if something triggered them. Having a new baby seems to be a big stress since we had this as well but it could be a food trigger too (often acidic foods).