Virginia - Happy Birthday to Alex! Do you get another ultrasound before doing anything? Hope things go smoothly no matter what happens.
Lauren - Glad to hear you had a good camping trip and the weather was nice.
Can't wait to see the belly.
Saturday was fun filled for DH and I we went to see both Total Recall and Bourne Retribution. Loved Total Recall, it was a fun filled action movie, exactly what I was expecting. Bourne Retribution was a bit of a disappointment to me, especially after seeing the other films. The acting from Renner and Weisz was great, but the story I felt didn't flow well and the pacing was just off, to top it I didn't like the shaky camera in the chase scene (which I felt was far too long) and the big bad guy was really one dimentional.
Sunday I went to my Aunt's house for a second fitting on my bridesmaid dress, she did a great job, got it fitting perfectly. She also lent me a pair of shoes and purse that match really well.
Slept poorly last night, not sure why, I am exhausted at work today.
Hoping to start my couch to 5k over again this week, might do it tonight to get my butt in gear.
* Amanda *
Lauren - Can't wait to see the belly pic! Glad the camping trip was enjoyable.
Amanda - Glad the dress is fitting well. You'll have to share some pics of you and Natalie from wedding day!
Virginia - KUP. Glad the nausea is manageable now.
AFM - Heading back to work tonight after 5 days off. The other pharmacist at my store has been on vacation for the whole last week also, so it's going to be interesting for us to both show up today and see what condition the place is in, lol. It has been nice to be home with the boys for 5 days, but it makes going back that much harder. We didn't do a whole lot while I was off. We did go to the zoo on Saturday. It was GREAT weather for it... Overcast and cooler. It has been way too hot all summer to go, up until now. Unfortunately, everyone else in the area decided to go that day also, so you really couldn't see the animals unless you were ready to battle a crowd. I much prefer to go on a Wednesday morning or something, hahaha. I have the 5 days off again in 3 weeks, so maybe we'll go again on a week day. I really want to see the new baby amur tigers, but I didn't want to wait in the huge line for it on Saturday. The cooler weather that day got me excited for Fall, to wear sweaters and get all cozy.
How is everyone?
Ugh... I've been dealing with too much work stress. Crazy irate drug-seeking lady last night caused me to lose sleep and have nausea/diarrhea. Seriously, I should NOT be that stressed over work. It's not worth it. I'm just so freaking sick of narcotics and the people who abuse them. I think I need a new job. But unfortunately, I need the money that this job brings me since DH doesn't work (hospitals and other sites don't pay as well as retail). I hope that once the kids go to school, DH will go back to work and I can cut down to 4 days a week. 4 days a week would still give me my insurance, 401K, stock benefits, etc... But would be a lot less stressful. One can dream, right??
sorry you're so stressed, Mary.
AFM: just got back from routine appointments for Alex and Oliver. Alex is 38.5" (standing) 76th percentile and 40.5lbs 98th percentile. Oliver is a whopping 33.75" 97th percentile and still only 26lbs 11oz! 76th percentile. I'm amazed about a couple things. First, I checked my records and Raymond was a pound heavier than Alex at this age (also an inch taller, but he was measured lying down). Also, Oliver is almost 5lbs lighter than the others were at this age and an inch taller! Wow. He's going to be like 6'4" when he's grown. Alex, my shorty, should still top 6'.
DS1: 12.8.07: 7lbs 8oz, 20.5"
DS2: 8.12.09: 7lbs 9oz, 21"
DS3: 4.26.11: 6lbs 14oz, 19.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12
#4 due 10.18.13
Virgina - you have some tall boys!!
Mary - boo! That sounds stressful. I can't imagine having to deal with that all the time. Is it the location you are in or would it be this bad in any pharmacy?
Amanda - good luck with the couch to 5k! I want to do something like that, but really never stick with anything exercise wise.
I am officially on vacation until sept. 11th!! Yay! Also, DH is going to be home in just under 2 weeks!! So happy! We are going to visit my family today - we'll stay there a few days. It will be really nice to have some other people that can help out with Lily, I am looking forward to taking a shower & peeing alone!!
Ugh Mary that sounds pretty rough! My neighbor is a hospital pharmacist and she loves that. But she and her husband both work - I'm sure that helps! I hope things improve!
Virginia - I hope you're doing ok ::hugs::
Erica - YAY for time off, DH coming home and some time with family! Sounds great all around!
AFM - Ugh work. I really shouldn't complain b/c I have a job that pays well, only requires me to be in the office 3 days/wk and is stable. But things in the office are so awful. Like one of the senior guys grabbed me yesterday looked me in the face and said "you're smart, you're young, you're educated - look around here and get out when the opportunity arises." UGH can't beat that for morale. On a brighter note we are only using diapers at bed time now! Evan is a deep sleeper and has always been a really heavy night wetter so I imagine we'll have diapers at night for a while but 2 days of daycare he had ONE accident each day! In the busy distracting daycare I was psyched! AND Rory slept in today (sleeping in is 7 am but I'll take it over 5:30!). Mind you he slept in b/c he found my pillow and happily slept on it. I suppose I shouldn't let him or something but at 8+ months old the child never sleeps more than 3 hours at a time so I think he can handle a pillow....
Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 and 1/4 oz 21.5"
Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"
Erica - Yeah, I think the location of my pharmacy DEFINITELY plays a role. I don't know why, because I'm small in size, not at all confrontational, not intimidating, etc... But I ALWAYS, ALWAYS get put into the very high-volume, inner city, ghetto stores. ALWAYS. So yeah. I know every pharmacy I've ever worked in has had it's trouble-makers, drug-seekers, problem patients, etc... But I float around to help out in other stores for overtime sometimes, and my store definitely has a higher concentration of drug-seekers. It's hard to be immersed in that daily... I've become very jaded in a relatively short amount of time (5 years). It's easy to forget that there are real, normal people with real, normal medical problems in the world because I spend a large portion of my day dealing with narcotic-seekers. Ugh. I know a girl who recently made the switch from retail to hospital pharmacy and she's in love, doesn't know why she didn't do it sooner, etc. But I have very little hospital experience (not to mention the pharmacist is always responsible for attending code blues, and I'm not cool with watching people die), so I feel it would be a bigger jump for me.
Woohoo for vacation! I would looooove me some vacation right now, hahaha. I do have another 5-day weekend coming up in a couple weeks, then 7 days of vacation in late September. So I have some time off to look forward to, but it seems like an eternity away.
Katie - I'm glad Rory slept well. Hopefully he'll keep it up for you. I can't believe he's 8 months old already!
Virginia - Your boys are so BIG, hahaha. I wish I had our most recent stats handy. I know Sean was 36" and maybe 32 or 33 lbs (I thought 32, DH thought 33.. I'm usually right, hahaha). Calvin was 23lb 12oz at his 15-mo, but he's almost due for his 18-mo, which reminds me, I need to make that appointment!!
AFM - I didn't win the powerball yesterday... *tear* $320 million sounded quite nice, hahaah. I rarely play.. Mostly just when the jackpot gets huge like that.
Mary - Sorry you had a rough work day Tuesday, hope you had a better Wednesday.
Virginia - Your boy are BIG! Natalie is my petit girl, she weighs about 27 lbs and is about 35", at 3 1/2 years, lots of small genes from both sides though, DH is the tallest in his family at 5' 8.5", my dad's side of the family are all short too.
Erica - Yay for vacation, glad family will be there to help you out.
Katie - I totally feel you on the job front, I may only work 3 days and get decent pay but sometimes it's just rough. Yay for Evan doing really well with potty training, night is the most difficult cause you can't remind them to go, just make sure you get a bedtime routine making them pee before they lie down, also no drinks at night. I think you've done great. Glad that Rory gave you some extra sleep.
Night 1 with puppy went really well, we didn't have a crate so we blocked the ensuite bathroom door with a baby gate and he settled in really well.
Night 2 was disasterous, my aunt brought the rest of the parts for the crate over and we put it together and set it up in the bedroom, we put him in it and he cried and cried, tried the bathroom again, he jumped the gate, so back in the crate he went and he cried on and off most of the night.
Did some research and found out that I can't let him nap before bed time so tonight we'll be keeping Apollo up until we start to settle in, and we'll likely do it a little earlier than last night, worst case we get to sleep earlier.
All cats and dogs seem to be getting along, it does help that Apollo is a really laid back puppy.
Dana thinks he's great, mostly enjoys taking care of him (not too fond of cleaning up after accidents). Natalie is a little nervous around him, he likes to jump up and give kisses and her being little that doesn't go over well.
The girls are both sleeping in, it's 10 am and they still aren't up, I'm so glad cause the puppy kept me up at night so it gives me time to just relax.
* Amanda *
Amanda - I thought you had decided to take the dog back... Did you change your mind?? I hope things will work out. (ETA: Oops, just read your post on the other thread and realized it's a new dog!)
AFM - I just asked my DH if we were still "on" to TTC #3. I was a little confused because he's usually all over me (lol), and ever since this cycle, he has been avoiding me like the plague. Okay, not necessarily avoiding me, but certainly not trying to get any either, hahaha. So anyway, I just asked him earlier what was up and what he was thinking about it. He told me he wasn't sure if it was still on, so he wasn't pushing the matter, hahaha. So we decided we'll still give it a try. Today is CD11 and I'm just starting to get some slightly fertile CM. It should be good timing that I'm off work this weekend.
Ladies, I need MASSIVE "good luck" vibes today! I heard through the grapevine that the pharmacist who works in the store close to where I grew up and near the town we want to move is actually REALLY wanting to get into the Columbus area. She actually used to work in our area, mostly as a part-time floater, and I've worked with her on several occasions and I love her, my techs love her. She got tossed out a while back when they terminated a bunch of pharmacists due to lack of work. She was just a part-timer then, and they eliminated a lot of them from my district, but she was apparently able to retain her job with that district on the condition that she drove to that store everyday. So she never wanted to work there and was put into that store even when I was ASKING to be there. I think they really do not want to move me out of my store because of the store it is. It's high-volume, ghetto, not the easiest store to work in... I've been there 3.5 years now, and I think it's just not a fun idea for the higher-ups to think about restaffing it, so they'll avoid it and pigeon-hole me in there if possible. But now, I called her up the other day, asked if it was true that she wants to be working in my current area, and she said yes. I told her that I REALLY want to work in her store, so now... We are in cahoots to try to get this thing going. She said her boss is an a$$ on his best day (great, my future boss, potentially)... My boss is really nice, so we decided that it would be best if I approach him about it. So please, please, please keep your fingers crossed for me... I'm going to try to call him about it today and see what he thinks. My current manager and store manager both say they're going to be really sad to see me go, but they know this day has been coming and that they'll have my back, help put in good words with the higher-ups, etc. My mgr almost talked like he felt it was a done deal. I'm SOOOOO hoping this goes through, because so far this has been my only real hope for getting away from this house by the bar and moving to the area where we want to live. Gah, I'm excited, but also scared that our higher-ups will shoot the idea down as it just creates more work for them. We shall see!!!