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    Still waiting on the signed copy from them but we gave our checks and it seems a fairly done deal! I have to talk to the mortgage folks tomorrow and figure out all the paperwork we need there. PITA. Our first house it was so easy...I mean hence the mortgage crisis....but it's kind of crazy now. I am so excited to get settled though....

    On to other things I have to obsess about....childcare. 3 in daycare is expensive, knew that going in, but to complicate matters Evan is at one school, Rory is at another and baby will need to be at a third. There just isn't time for all of that. So do we send E to pre school (which is 4 minutes from my work) and leave R&baby at home with a nanny? It would save time and be easier but then Rory is mostly home and no socialization, which I suppose we could solve on the weekends with classes etc and he is pretty little. Argh, lots of consider.

    On the bright side we decided if we found a house reasonable enough and could afford it we'd look in to someone cleaning the house once a week and someone doing to mowing. Both are pretty affordable around here and since we were under budget I think it will be a nice plus to save weekend time....
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    So... we're looking at places to buy. We've only rented so far (hence all the moving), so it's kind of intimidating and exciting at the same time. We're looking about 30min away from our current location. There are also a couple nice sounding rentals right nearby, so we're going to check those out, too. If we choose one of those we might move later this month. Eek.
    I'm in love with the paper representation of one house. It's brand new, has over an acre, great location... DH has to try to figure out all the financial stuff and maybe we can look at some places soon.

    Yeah, DH might come around. If we buy a place I think he's more likely to eventually be persuaded than if we rent and are expecting to move again soon. There are so many pros/cons to everything.

    My sister has her first u/s today. I had a dream last night she found out she was expecting identical twins. Unlikely. Her betas were lower than mine (and she's not sick yet - lucky!)
    ETA: One perfect little blob, everything looks great, EDD is my birthday!
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    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
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    Oh my. I figured out how to feel very done having kids (at least temporarily). get sick. I spent the past few hours feeling extremely dizzy, getting chills, and occasionally dry heaving (from the dizziness). Ewww. It's either a really nasty cold or mastitis (no fever, though). I've got the little two nursing on demand on my troublesome side while pumping the other. And yes, I have a negative cheapie HPT. Never hurts to check. I'm starting to feel better, but... for a little while there I was ready to go get my tubes tied immediately. I had to ask my ILs to take DS1 to school. If we have more we're totally hiring a nanny for at least a few months.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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    I found that once my kids were in school I didn't have a drive to have another, it happened with both the girls. I think it's partly the age, they are more independent, and partly the fact that you do have more freedom.

    That and lots and lots of fur babies, want a baby, get a kitten or puppy. Ok that might not work for Katie.


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    Oh and puppies/kittens have the same lovely schedules as newborns, they keep you up all night.
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    DH says no puppies ever. I'll probably end up a crazy cat lady when the kids are older. either that or I need a horse farm.
    feeling better, already the memory of how much i hate feeling crappy is fading.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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    Oh that illness does NOT sound fun at all. I'm glad you're feeling better. GL deciding on buying vs renting. It isn't easy but I will say the 4.25% interest rate we just got is pretty crazy, it is hard to argue with rates like that. Paying off early is a whole lot easier with such a low rate.

    Doc apt for me tomorrow! YAY! Only my second one b/c they are letting me come every 6 wks vs 4. I feel fine so hopefully all is well.

    House stuff is moving along. Getting all the paperwork to the bank. Dear lord there's a lot they need now. W2s and 401k info and all pay checks. Crazy. Not an issue except I have to collect it all and scan it and all that. THe internet does make it easier. when we got our first mortgage in 2006 we needed very little but brought most in person. I'm happy to avoid meetings. All our inspections are set for next week! YAY!
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    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"
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    Good luck, Katie! Do you have a big u/s coming up? Are you planning to find out baby's gender?

    AFM: we looked at a nice rental in the area (looking at both rentals and houses) and we really liked it. So, we might rent for another year or two. We'd move in a month, but Raymond could finish K at his current school. Basically, we could buy a nice place now, but we'd probably outgrow it in about 5 years when the kids are all a lot bigger (even if we have no more). Or we can rent a place that size and in a year or two buy a nice, big place they we will hopefully never outgrow. I like the latter option better. But, if the rental falls through, we'll be touring some places this weekend, I think.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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    Virginia - that's great! Sounds like a good plan. Selling in a few years would be exhausting even if the kids are a bit older. No harm waiting and being sure. I take it you are no longer looking to move out of your area?

    May 2nd is my u/s. A bit depressing bc DH can't be there. He just realized he has a work thing and I don't really want to move the appointment as I already took the day off work and set up my next OB apt. It's not a huge deal just feels weird going to that alone. And yes we'll definitely find out gender as long as baby cooperates!
    Katie

    Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 and 1/4 oz 21.5"
    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"
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    We're going to look at some houses tomorrow in case the rental falls through. It will also be good practice for next year.

    GL with the u/s Katie!
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12


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