I swear I am going to die from a heart attack from the stress of DH's family, we were trying to arrange a date that was good to go see DH's grandma, uncle and aunt and their kids. DH's SIL got involved again and puts it on a day that isn't convenient for us. I swear I want an all expenses paid trip to some place warm right now and I don't want to be back until the whole holiday season is over.
Mary: Yikes be careful driving drowsy! When DH & I were dating, I lived about 20 minutes away and had times I couldn't remember most of my drive home...pretty scary stuff. Woohoo for the stockings! Hang in there, the Christmas moment will be so special (and so much more fun than a person saying, "Looking like a ___"). I'm stalking your BB still in limbo about what we're doing for gender and the u/s make me lean towards giving into DH ;)
Amanda: UGH! Sorry this chick is being such a PITA. That is my BIL's GF all the way. She doesn't understand that the world doesn't revolve around her and it makes me insane even though I'm a pretty accommodating person. And she's super vocal about everything so it's easier to oblige than hear about it forever.
Got a lot of errands ran while Brekke was at preschool. It's so much easier to do things only having to undo/redo one car seat instead of two. I'm sure I'll be saying that about 2 vs 3 soon. I did a really tough leg workout yesterday and carrying Dane around seriously took focus because I'm so sore! haha Also cleaned out the kids' toys yesterday and got a whole garbage bag to donate! Crazy how many toys your kids accumulate from birthdays & Christmas :eek:
Amanda - Sorry about the PITA SIL. I feel like I'm constantly having to accommodate someone, so I feel your pain.
Ashley - I'll be excited to see if you guys find out or not. I think my DH would be more inclined to do team green if we already had one of each (and already had clothes and whatnot for each).
AFM - My kiddos got their first Christmas presents today (a bit early, hahaa).. My mom sent them each a package in the mail with a wrapped DVD inside, so they got to open a present. Sean's DVD was a Scooby Doo Christmas movie and Calvin's was the Charlie Brown Christmas movie. They were excited.
In other news, my annoying dog is OBSESSED with licking my couch. I swear it's some weird OCD thing or something, like he just compulsively licks, licks, licks it. My DH just lets him do it, but I think it's disgusting, so I always stop him. I wish DH wouldn't allow it. Grrrrr.
Why do dogs lick strange things? My cats do it sometimes too and it drives me batty.
Amanda- Sorry about the SIL. We've talked years before about going away for the Holidays so we don't have to deal with the stress of planning out everyone's events. I hope it all works out.
Ashley- Can't imagine what the toys are like with two kids, cause with one it's nuts!! That's awesome that you found some to donate.
Happy 12-12-12 ladies!
Mary - omg my Bichon does that and it drives me insane! He's either licking himself or the couch or the bed. Aaahhhhh! And if you tell him to stop he gets nervous and does it even more. It's just his jittery personality. You'd better start blasting some loud tunes in the car to keep yourself awake! My aunt fell asleep driving once and she said its surprising how easy it was to do... Luckily she only ran off the road a bit and didn't get into a serious accident. There's a scooby doo Christmas movie!? Xander loooooooves scooby doo! I'll have to see if it's on Netflix or tv.
Amanda - sorry your sil is making things difficult again.
Virginia - great progression pics!
Ashley - the thought of undoing/redoing two car seats gives me anxiety! Haha I'm sure I'll adjust, though... Now three. Wowsa!
AFM - 37 week checkup went well. I asked about the cough and she said it is viral and everyone has it right now, so it's a waiting game. She said I can take regular robitussan... I honestly would rather not, but it's been almost THREE weeks now and it's gotten majorly worse in the past few days, to where my ribs ache and I'm having contractions when I cough! So I sent DH out for groceries and that. I've tried every natural remedy under the sun these past three weeks and nothing has worked. Then a few days ago DH got a stomach bug, which I caught, so I has a cough AND the stomach flu on top of being uncomfortably pregnant! But im finally over that part today, thank God! This is not my week! All I've gotta say is that baby had better stay in, because there is NO way I could get through L&D right now...
Hi ladies! I know I have been totally MIA, but that's because the site keeps logging me out and it's annoying! And I'm lazy. And I've been on the tablet a lot since DH bought it a month ago, which doesn't have pg.org bookmarked... yet. ;) Anyhow, I am alive and here and I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE to get back into the game!
I only have a moment, and I'm totally late on this, but I wanted to jump in and say CONGRATULATIONS, VIRGINIA!! :D Lots of sticky sticky vibes for you!!
To everyone else, hi! :) I will be back later for more personals and updates!
Molly: two isn't THAT much worse than one toy wise - I think people stop giving toys nearly as much for your 2nd - but it's just the little dinky toys like from kids meals and whatnot that like to sneak into the mix that get overwhelming for me. The thing I have the most of is books, but I'm not about to complain about that!
Mary: LOL my dog licks the carpet and it seriously makes it STINK so I freak any time I see him doing it. UGH!
Lauren: you poor thing!! Sick, more sick, plus pregnant is not cool. Hope it all clears up in time for this little guy to be born and he'll benefit somehow from super immune boost or something.
Hey Jen! :wavehello:
I had my monthly OB appt today. Pretty basic. Baby's HB was 157 and my uterus seems to be as it should be. My doc then asked if I was anxious to get my big ultrasound scheduled and I laughed and said I was tempted to skip it so DH wouldn't be so adamant about finding out the gender and he gave me a strange look like I was nuts. :crazy: LOL! He's been an OB since the days where you couldn't really tell the gender until baby was born, so he probably thinks if we can know, why wouldn't we? Anyway, turns out their u/s tech is taking time off around the holidays and then is slammed after so I can't get in until Jan 17th anyway (5 weeks from now) which is fine by me, but I think the girl helping me schedule was prepared for me to protest for an earlier date. Gives me time to come to some sort of agreement with DH or at least one more week of suspense before he blows my surprise ;)
Lauren - get better! I had a cough like that when Oliver was born (I broke my water coughing) and it sucked majorly. especially the bruised ribs. :bighug: Sending you tons of healthy vibes.
AFM: I don't know why, but I woke with a sinking feeling that this pregnancy isn't going to go well. Maybe it's just nerves from last time? I wish I could get the bloodwork and the u/s now. Not that they'd be able to see anything.
Oh, and Oliver's biopsy came back fine. whew. No genetic disorder.
Virginia - I'm happy to hear the test came back normal. That sinking feeling... You'll feel it every time you get pregnant now. I even still got it today at 18.5 weeks. I feel the baby move regularly now... And I still get that feeling. *Sigh*
Lauren - I hope the pesky cough goes away before the baby comes!
Crap. I read everyone else's posts and now I can't remember it all. Not feeling well lately. I've had some sort of stomach bug for 4 days now. :(
Thanks, Mary. I'm more than mildly freaking out this morning. I could use some input on my DYSAL post: http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboa...4/#post9031065