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    Virginia - Vitamin C and Echnesia, I know they aren't "proven" to work but works every time for me. Though never had to take it while TTC, so not sure what they would do to that.

    Katie - I'll have to look into the tournament of books more. Reading is 1/3 of the hobbies I'd like to spend more time on this year.

    Are the Lymond Chronicles good for teens, Dana loves to read and Amazon recommends it, she's read Hunger Games and is working through the Maze Runner series and loves them so it gives you an idea of what she likes.

    Ashley - My aversions were drastically different with both my pregnancies, in fact my pregnancy with Dana turned me off milk for 10 years, it was craving milk during my pregnancy with Natalie that got me drinking milk again.

    Sorry to hear about your Cricut, hope it's a simple fix.

    Jen - Cycles can take a while to regulate, hope that's all your body is doing.

    AFM

    Registration for school starts here soon, Nat will be going into JK and Dana HS. I can't believe how time flies.

    I've been MIA because I went to play a video game early last week, it went to add a patch and my computer said my hard drive was full, been spending most of my spare time filtering through the years worth of photos on my computer since 1/2 my drive is full of pictures.

    Need to figure out before and after school care for Nat so I can get it for her when the school year starts, I am still only going to be working 3 days but I think the place that provides care in her school only guarantees a full time spot. I may just pay for 5 days and pick her up early, that will give me the option of using the full 5 days care if I need it.


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    Duplicate post.


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    I think Lymond is probably a bit complicated for a teen and it is polarizing. People tend to love it or hate it. Those that love it are obsessed I mean it was written years ago and there's still a VERY active Yahoo group and an entire society that does a yearly even etc. It's got a huge cult following. But the first book is hard to get in to. Her second series House of Niccolo is actually easier I think but still not an easy read. Lymond also has the most heart-wrenchingly awful turn of events I've ever read in it. It's not a simple read.

    That being said The Fault in Our Stars was young adult and very good -- sad but still funny. It does deal with death. I haven't read his other books but he has a huge following I imagine they are good. Code Name Verity was also really good, takes place in World War II follows some women pilots, I bet she'd like that one.

    I really liked the Nell Sweeney mysteries and I think they are pretty cheap on Kindle...when I got them they were .99. P.B. Ryan is the author and Still Life with Murder is the first book. There are 6 of them. The Merrily Watkins series is also excellent if she likes mysteries. It's a British author the books all take place in the UK on the border near Wales. Merrily is a female priest and the exorcist, she has a teen daughter. It's a fun series by Phil Rickman first book is The Wine of Angels.
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    double post for me too!
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    Hello all. I am freaking exhausted. Most of you probably saw on fb that Calvin broke his elbow Tuesday night. He was climbing over a baby gate and fell on it. I had been telling DH forever that we needed to get rid of it, not because I thought someone would get hurt, but because both kids had been climbing over it forever, so it was basically pointless. I never would have imagined that a 2.5-ft fall onto carpeted floor would end up in this kind of damage. He broke all 3 bones of his arm right at the elbow, so he had to have landed right on it with all of his weight. Ugh. We took him to the urgent care around 8-8:30pm, they x-rayed it and told us the damage. I really fully expected them to tell us it was just a sprain or something, I was pretty shocked when they showed us what happened. The two smaller bones of the forearm, they were not too concerned about. It was stuff that should heal okay. However, he broke one of the condyles of his humerus in such a way that it totally displaced it and was going to be growing outward. So the urgent care told us we needed to take him over to the Children's Hospital ER (we had been at a Children's Hospital urgent care). So off to the ER we went. They told us to expect 4-5 hours there. He ended up being admitted and scheduled for surgery the next morning. UGH. He was becoming pretty unpleasant in the ER after they placed his IV. By this point, both of his hands were completely debilitated, the broken hand was splinted, of course. And the IV hand was strapped down to a little board thing so he couldn't move it. He was MAD. They eventually gave him some morphine for the pain, and it was like a miracle. He went from super angry to giggling and talking to his IV pump. It was sad, yet kinda funny. We finally made it up to our permanent room around 2:30. He wasn't really acting tired even though he'd had an early nap and it was WAY past his bedtime. So I held him while DH went to move our van to the parking garage. I laid down with him on the little fold out couch thing and we both passed out. The nurse came in and made me move him to the crib, hospital policy, haha. I was okay with it, especially considering he was already injured. My parents had come to pick up Sean and brought him home to our house. We had to put the car seat in their car. They said he talked all the way home about his brother, they said he seemed worried about him... Sad. His surgery was scheduled for 9am yesterday, but of course we didn't get called down until like 10:30 or maybe a little later. Sending him off to surgery was traumatic, brought tears to my eyes. He was going to be under general anesthesia, with the breathing tube and all, which scares the crap out of me. He was screaming, "Nooo! Nooo!" as they were taking him away. OMG. Horrible. So we went and waited, what seemed like forever. Finally they called our name and we went to a little phone where the doctor was calling us. He told me that Calvin "made us work for it" but that he was pleased with how it turned out. I was just too happy that he was okay to think of asking what he meant by "made us work for it." He had mentioned when he spoke to us before the surgery that it should be a pretty straight-forward surgery, so maybe it was just more difficult than he expected or something? Who knows. They had us pick out a color for a cast and everything, but the doctor ended up just putting some sort of a splint on it instead. He said there's less risk of problems with poor blood flow and infection with the splint as opposed to the harder cast, so that's why. After we talked to the doctor on the little phone thing, we waited for them to call us back to see him. Maybe a half hour later, they let us go back to the recovery room with him. He was pretty out of it still at that point, so I just held him and rocked in a rocking chair with him and he slept and stayed on pulse oximeter and heart rate monitors for a while. Once we got back to our permanent room with him, he just slept... A LOT. DH went to get us some food because we hadn't eaten in a LONG time. After that, I tried to get a few zzz's also. I ended up with 3-4 hours of broken sleep, and I had been up since 6am Tuesday for work. So all that minimal sleep in like 42 hours by the time we finally made it to bed last night. OMG. SO tired. We slept okay, but I still feel really worn down. They made us stay at the hospital until Calvin could drink, pee, eat, and take a dose of pain med. They wanted to make sure he could hold it all down since the anesthesia can cause nausea/vomiting. He did okay with all of them. By the time he got to eat, he was STARVING. He hadn't been allowed to eat or drink anything in almost a full day. We ordered him mac n cheese and mashed potatoes, thinking they'd be soft enough since he throat probably hurt from being intubated. He ate GREAT. He was so hungry, poor thing. We stopped at the pharmacy on the way home to get his pain meds and finally got home at a little after 8pm last night. About a 24-hour hospital visit from beginning to end. I had to take his pain med back and get it flavored today because he WOULD NOT take it. He did better with it after the flavoring, thank goodness. We go back for a follow-up appointment a week from tomorrow (next Friday). They said they'll xray it again through the splint thing he has on to make sure it looks like it's healing right. Then we go back again after another week and a half or so (3 weeks after surgery)... At that point, if it looks good, he'll get the pin out and hopefully be good to go. If it's not good, they might have to put on a hard cast. DH and I sorta wished they had hard-casted it to begin with because he just wants to try to tear it off. I hope this heals quickly and he's back to good soon, because he wants to run around and act crazy like normal, and doesn't really understand why we won't let him.

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    Mary - I read on FB about Calvin, I am soooo sorry! Poor, poor baby! It made me tear up imagining him being put under. I don't think I could handle that, either! Kuddos to you, mama! I'm glad all is well and he's acting more himself! I tell you what, these toddlers are crazy! A friend of mine from HS (her dad is my dentist, too), her 2 year old fell off the kitchen counter this past weekend and now has a full leg cast for the next 4 weeks. Crazy boys! I'm so glad he's doing okay, though!

    Amanda - Ugh, I need to back up photos, too. Since I shoot in RAW for my photoshoots, it takes up a TON of memory! I move stuff every few months, but it's been a while since I did it last. I need to!

    Katie - What is a book?!

    Ash - Aversions are so funny, right? With Owen, chicken noodle soup made me want to barf. Haha. I can't remember any aversions with Sam, though. Haha about the motel - well I still think you should go get yourself a prenatal massage! It's the least you can do for yourself, right?!

    Virginia - Hey, at least Robitussin helps with CM, right?! GL!

    AFM - Still spotting. Who the heck knows what is going on! My mom and friend both think it's a cyst? I don't know. I had some aching on my left side (friend said that is the side that is typical for cysts?!), so I guess we'll see. I'm not actively bleeding anymore, it's just red/pink swirled into my CM (which is stretchy, but a little on the thicker side?). I have no idea! All I know is that I guess DH will be wearing condoms until AF comes. I have no idea if or when O will take place, seeing as my CM is confusing me ATM. We'll see. Stupid body! Oh well, it can be wonky now and be fine in 11 months for TTC, right?! Of course I freaked when I saw on WebMD (I know, I know!) that one of the symptoms of a cyst is infertility!
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    Ugh. I don't have long to post as I need to get ready for work, but I woke up to a really disturbing text. One of my pharmacist coworkers/friends has been fired for stealing narcotics. He used to be the manager of the pharmacy I worked at before I transferred (for the first year and a half I worked there). He ended up having an ankle surgery shortly after I came back from maternity leave after Sean and ended up stepping down from management position and moving to a slower store because of the ankle pain. I'm guessing he got legitimately addicted after surgeries and pain issues from being really, really overweight. Ugh. I guess one of my old technicians suspected him for a while because he'd go into my old store after his shift ended at 10pm and he'd "interstore" drugs from my old store to his store (not uncommon), but they started being controlled substances a lot, and he'd send the tech out of the pharmacy to do who-knows-what in there alone. I guess the tech who suspected him told the current pharmacy manager there, who blew him off (sadly, I probably would have too.. you just don't expect it, ya know?). Eventually loss prevention got involved, watched surveillance videos from my old store and from his store, watched his activity in the computer inventory program and saw where he had tried to delete some interstore transfers that he had entered (trying to make them disappear). And I guess a 1000-ct bottle of a narcotic came up missing from my store. So sad. He's really such a sweet guy. I hate it. Ugh... I'm in denial.

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    Mary: wow that's too bad. Just when you think you know a person. That is quite the crazy story about poor Calvin. Glad he is in good spirits though. I saw his splint thing on FB and have a hard time believing they would put a toddler in that?!

    Jen: step away from the WebMD! I'd just blame postpartum hormones.

    Amanda: going through old photos is always kind of fun. I have an external hard drive that I save all mine on otherwise my computer would've been full years ago GL with the daycare situation.

    Finally it is supposed to be above freezing here today. All the pipes have unfrozen aside from one so that's a good sign. If anyone is looking for a cool diaper bag or tote play mat, check out BabyHalfOff today. I picked up one of the Toy Nanny's...they're $70 on Amazon!
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    DP strikes again! What is with pg.org lately?
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    Mary - oh my goodness, what a week! that's crazy about your former coworker. I hope he gets some help. And poor Cal! My sister broke her wrist at 14m and my mom didn't even realize until the next day, so I can understand how you'd think it was just sprained. I broke my elbow in first grade with a similar fall (3 feet off playground equipment). it was right through a growth plate and I got sent to specialist after specialist before they decided they (amazingly) didn't have to do surgery. It's weird they didn't put a hard cast on it. Why wouldn't they, with a toddler? Good luck.

    Jen - I've had all kinds of weird spotting PP, but usually before I was cycling. I sometimes get a few spots around O, but not usually days of it. If you're not in pain I wouldn't worry.

    AFM: speaking of pain, I'm pretty sure I Oed this morning. I was in such pain I could barely stand up straight. If I hadn't known I was about to O I probably would have ended up at the doc. It's usually nowhere near that bad.
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