Getting this started.
Getting this started.
Katie - Hope things get moving on the house, best of luck. Awesome that your DH found a low stress, close by job, YAY!
Virginia - How have you been? What have you been up to?
Hi everyone else :wavehello:
Natalie had a hockey tournament on Saturday, it was all just fun no score keeping, but Natalie did score her first goal. :D After the tournament we took her to see her first 3D movie, we saw Frozen and she LOVED it was in awe at the visuals, didn't scare her more than a normal movie does.
Sunday we went to visit my BFF who had her baby a couple of weeks ago, she is doing well, looks gorgeous, would never think she had a baby. Baby was so cute, you forget how small they are, she's especially small weighing under 6 lbs. I can't believe Natalie was the same size at one time.
Today I am in the office, nothing exciting going on right now.
Amanda - YAY for Natalie! I have heard Frozen is fantastic I think it might be too long for my boys though. I'm glad your friend is doing well and you got to see her and the baby
Except for the two floors we are holding off on the house is back together. PHEW. Now I worry it will fall apart again but we are going to leave the water winterized and turned OFF so even if the power were to go out or something it would be ok. But I will fret. I think DH or I will probably go back every few weeks to check on it from here on out. I should know the final insurance answers this week but we have all the final numbers and we can handle it either way. Naturally I'd much prefer INSURANCE handles it but we won't sink if it doesn't. So fingers crossed.
I'm doing okay. Arthur's sleep has been rough so I've been pretty tired. We've ditched the swaddle because he's a thumbsucker. Hopefully as he gets better at actually getting his thumb to his mouth he'll sleep better. He does great falling asleep in his own bed, he's just up a lot to eat and I keep falling asleep with him.
My sister and her husband are starting IVF. She's pretty disappointed and doesn't want to talk about it. I'm really hoping everything goes well their first try and that they are able to welcome a healthy baby (or two) by the end of the year. They deserve this so much.
Virginia - I hope it goes well for her the first try and she can celebrate a healthy pregnancy soon. It must be so hard. I hope Arthur gives you some longer stretches soon!
AFM - things are good today :) Insurance paid out in full today woohoo! SUCH a relief! We have 2 people seeing the house, someone there today and someone tomorrow. I'm trying not to hope too much that works out but I really am. I also went to the birth center and I really liked it. The LONGEST you stay is 12 hours. I LOVE that. So I think I'll move forward. I set up an appointment in three weeks at 10 weeks along so we'll see how that goes but all seems good!
Yay for good news on the house! What a relief.
12 hours at the birth center sounds pretty nice. I don't know if I'd be ready to go home so soon. My body does labor well then craps out after. With Raymond and Arthur I couldn't sit up for a while after, let alone stand. With Alex I fainted the first time they got me up. With Oliver I did pretty well, but was exhausted (he was born 22 hours after my water broke). I'd give it a try if I had one nearby, though.
I'm really not sure how to handle wanting another baby or two when my sister is struggling so much. It makes me feel selfish and greedy even though that doesn't make a lot of sense. My having kids young has in no way influenced her ability to conceive, but sometimes I feel guilty just the same.
Virginia - Definitely isn't logical to feel badly but I think I would too if my sister was having a lot of trouble TTC. It has been so easy for me. Maybe it's the helplessness of it - you can't do anything, you can't fix it, and you know what you have is what she wants which is painful. I hope the IVF goes smoothly and she is with her own LO soon. If you need to stay past 12 hours they actually transfer you to the nearby hospital. I was up and showering with in hours of both births so if I had a similar birth it would be fine with me. Since I'm expecting to be group B strep + again I will have to stay the full 12 hours and the next day a nurse will visit at our home.
Well we got feedback that the people waiting to see the house upon seeing it again are very interested and discussing it over the weekend. ACK. I have no control over this and I shouldn't waste time thinking about it but I can't help it. I'm fretting and anxious hoping it all works out....wondering if/when we'll hear....
I hope they go for it, Katie!
Virginia - Fingers crossed that your sister gets a healthy pregnancy out of the IVF.
Katie - Really hope your house sells.
Finally a day of rest. Friday was busy cleaning up and running around shopping. We hosted a party for the Winter birthdays in my family on Saturday. Sunday we did groceries and than hockey. Yesterday I worked.
Been pretty lazy today, just messed around on the internet, watched olympics and am doing some laundry. Gotta get Chili in the slow cooker for dinner.
Happy 8 weeks, Katie! Seems like its going quickly. Crazy to think there's a chance I could be TTC by the time your LO comes.