I'll ask tomorrow how long the results will take. I hope it's not too long. We visited Santa today, too, but skipped the pics. It was a good call because none of the boys wanted to approach him... even though Raymond had been excited about it for a couple days.
Virginia: GL with the testing. Hopefully it's nothing! Getting a skin biopsy done on a 20 month old sounds pretty miserable. :(
Mary: LOL about Santa. Can't win 'em all! I'm feeling loads better but in that "transitional" phase where it'll go away mostly for a day and then hit twice as hard the next day. I'm down to taking meds usually once a day in the morning instead of 3 times. And my energy is finally coming back! :woohoo: Sorry you aren't still 100% yet! Does your m/s usually go this late?
Well you ladies have inspired me, guess we'll try to go visit Santa today and see how that goes!
I can remember feeling pretty sick up until about 16 weeks with Sean. I've felt mostly better this time since 16 weeks, but still have sporadic nausea (having it mildly right now, actually, but not too terrible). It might be dragging on a little longer this time, but I think it's about over. I hate those times like you're having where you'll feel okay for a day then it hits twice as hard. I've had a lot of that with both Sean and this bean. But I guess it's nice to at least hit the point where you have a good day here and there. It's even worse earlier on when you just feel like crap 24/7.
AFM - My big u/s is two weeks from today! I'm trying to stay strong about the whole waiting until Christmas to reveal the gender thing, but the closer we get to the u/s, the more impatient I become. We'll see what happens, hahahah. ;)
Ashley - Sorry Brekke is really pushy in her play. The Christmas preformance sounds cute.
Virginia - Hoping for the best with the mark on Oliver's skin.
Mary - Saw the Santa picture on FB, they are cute. It was a struggle to get Nat to see Santa last year. This year she can't wait, guess I should go.
Hope you can hold out until Christmas to find out the babies gender. I think I could if my U/S was that close, but who knows?
You talking about sweets makes me want some, gonna have to bake something tonight...
Ashley - Good luck with the Santa photos. Saw that you made your pregnancy FB offical.
DH and I just had a quiet 16 year anniversary of being together. We are BROKE so no gifts were exchanged and didn't get to do anything special.
Natalie has a cold so shes been miserable the past few days. Great grandpa bought a Gingerbread house for the girls to build maybe tonight after I'm done work they can get that started, might put her in a better mood.
I thought for my aunts and uncles this year I would do a little dessert thing for their Christmas gift, a bottle of inexpensive dessert wine with some fudge.
We went and saw Santa Saturday. Madison was all okay with him cause he had a box of candy next to him. Funny thing though, she didn't like the peppermint stick. Oh well, Mommy got it.
Mary- That would have drove me crazy about the pump comments. Just because it has "the name."
Amanda- the gingerbread house sounds fun. Hope Natalie gets better soon.
I am exhausted, and it's only 7pm. I feel pretty crummy, too. I have every one of my normal early pregnancy symptoms, for whatever that's worth. I'm triphasic today, too. I had a BFN this morning and again this evening, but it's only 8dpo (no matter what FF thinks).
feeling kind of disappointed at another BFN. But it's still early.
Sorry about the BFN Virginia but it really is early hopefully tomorrow will be the day!
Ashley - yay for energy! I loved loved loved the shoes pic on FB!
Mary - I can't believe you're almost at the big u/s that is just nuts to me!
Amanda - aww happy anniversary!
Molly - we haven't done santa yet....I think Evan won't go near him so it probably isn't worth it
AFM - just busy! I try to check in here and there but not much time to write. Kids are finally healthy and I am now coming down with a cold. Lovely. Both boys are at daycare today and DH and I are home to get some house stuff done. We need to do some touch up painting we've been putting off, I need to give everything a good cleaning etc It's always totally bizarre to be in the house w/o the boys. After I finish my coffee it's off to clean and organize and paint a bit.
Molly - I'm glad she did well with Santa Claus. It's funny that you mentioned the candy. When Sean was not willing to go anywhere near Santa, he asked him if he wanted some candy. And he gave Sean a coupon for free candy from one of the stores in the mall. LOL. Sean realized it wasn't real candy, and I think that just made him angry. I'm glad he did much better with Santa the second time around, hahaha. ;)
Virginia - Sorry for the BFN, but your temps look amazing! I hope it's just a day or so too early, which it totally could be if your ticker is off like you mentioned.
Katie - I'm jealous of your free time to get stuff done around the house. I *never* get that!!! We have SOOO much we need to do in order to get this house on the market by my goal date of Valentine's Day.
Amanda - Congrats on 16 years together, wow! We just celebrated 10 years together this year. :) Sorry Natalie has been sick. My kids are just now getting over a cold too.
AFM - I was laying in bed last night thinking about how I haven't felt much movement from this baby, just a little questionable movement here and there. And I laid my hand on my belly, and the bean TOTALLY kicked it. It seems so early for that (I honestly can't remember when I felt it from the outside with the other two). I thought I had to be imagining it, but I left my hand there and within a few seconds, it happened again in the exact same spot. It was really unmistakable. Amazing!!
ETA: Two girls from my college class had babies yesterday. Holy baby fever, thank goodness I'm already pregnant, haha. I love one of the stories. In Nov-Dec 2006, a group of us from our class (and a group of medical school students from another school) went to Kenya together for a clinical rotation for a month, set up a clinic in an impoverished area, and provided medical care. We had several translators who lived in Kenya and spoke several of their languages as well as English. Anyway, one of the girls from my school met one of the translators, fell in love, went back to visit him several times (both as a preceptor for that clinical rotation and private trips with her mom to meet him and his family) and eventually moved him here and they got married. Anyway, she's one of the girls who had a baby yesterday, and I just love, love, love her story... Traveling clear across the world to find your love. And he really was SOOO nice and pleasant to be around. So romantic! :)
How awesome Mary! How cute that bean kicked again to make sure you knew it was there.
Katie- I love taking days off and sending the kiddo to daycare anyways. It's amazing what you can get done when they're not there. I love it more when DH works because then I get more cleaning done.
Virginia sorry about the BFN let's hope it was just too early to test