Mary - that sounds AWFUL! I hope you're doing OK today :( Glad the baby was super active though!
Virginia - glad you're feeling a little better!
Lauren - oh that sounds tough :( A girl at daycare just got a crown, her mom said the dentist said the same thing, sine the molars are there until 12 it's important to do crowns or something. But I agree sounds a little crazy I mean I think I had a filling or two and my teeth survived but I know times change. I can't imagine the diet change either, if I didn't give Evan candy after dinner he might never eat again (he gets a hershey bar for eating his veggies, it is the ONLY thing that has worked to get him to even try things....). On the bright side flossing seems to be something he likes. I'm with you on the dentist being traumatic though, he acts like a hair cut is chinese water torture. Ugh
Speaking of teeth Roars is almost done cutting molars. YAY! He has now learned to climb on the couch but hasn't exactly figured out not to dive off. That's fun. I was in Cali for work last week and took the red eye home and omg that's a terrible idea. I feel like death today. I get to take the red eye again when I interview in WA in 2 weeks. UGH. I'm so stinking tired today!
Mary - What a terrible day! :( So sorry about that! Sounds like hell. But I'm glad you made it through and feel better today! And yay for an active baby!
Lauren - Oh man, so sorry to hear about the teeth! That is just insane. Did they say anything about starchy foods (crackers, etc.)? I just read an article in Parenting about the rising rates of pediatric cavities and the like, and one of the links is starchy snacks. I know his are hereditary, but just thought I'd throw it out there! Owen is terrible at the dentist, too, so I feel you. :(
Virginia - Glad you are feeling some relief every now and then!
Ash - 45 is warm! Haha. It was 60 here over the weekend and GORGEOUS. We took Sam for his first wagon ride! ;)
Katie - Glad Rory is just about done with his molars! Those things are a beeyotch! I feel ya on being tired. I have felt puky all day. I've had a banana, a miniature bowl of rice krispies, and about 1/4 cup of ricotta with some honey mixed in all day, and every time I eat my stomach hurts and I want to throw up for a few hours. It sucks!
AFM - Just been busybusy! I kept meaning to stop by here, but I always forgot! Haha. We put our house on the market on Friday, so we've been really just spending a lot of time trying to "spruce" the place up -- dang near impossible with two kids! Haha. DH power-washed the siding and windows and sidewalks yesterday since it was so warm, and we had the carpets steam-cleaned last week. Of course, Sam has already puked up sweet potatoes and avocado twice since then. ;) We had our first showing today, and they were here for 45 freakin' minutes! I hope it's a good thing, but I'm not holding my breath! How awesome would it be to get an offer from the first showing?! Probably impossible (in this market, at least), but I guess you can hope. ;) We have another showing tomorrow afternoon, so hopefully this will be quick and painless to sell. I don't know how much longer I can keep my house in tip-top shape!
Jen - we have a friend's husband coming over this week to spruce our house up -- do some painting, fix some minor things we can easily ignore etc b/c IF I got the job offer and we wanted to sell it would need to be done. I am NOT looking forward to trying to sell though and I think we'd likely lose ~20,000K on the house, blah! Plus Seattle is a seller's market NOT buyers so it would be a double kick in the pants! I suppose if the company wanted to cover the loss it would be fine though....we'll see but the idea of moving makes my stomach hurt! GOOD LUCK!
Lauren - Get a second opinion!! Find another dentist and ask if it's at all feasible to do just fillings and not crowns. If you think it's a genetic thing that he got from you, and your teeth were okay with just fillings, then there's a chance that his would be okay too. Nothing wrong with shopping around for opinions a bit before you commit to anything.
Jen - I am so jealous! I want to sell my house, but it's just impossible to get motivated to get it cleaned up enough to actually show it with 2 LO's and one on the way. It's a daunting task. DH and I have pretty much decided there's no way we can live in the house AND sell it at the same time. It's like as soon as we get it cleaned up, the kids have torn it up again. So we've determined we're either going to have to (a) live with my parents for a bit, or (b) rent an apartment on the side, close to where I work. Neither is ideal. My parents' house is pretty small AND we're going to have a newborn, but it would be like free rent. Renting an apartment obviously costs extra money, so that sucks. Not to mention, we'll try to keep it small.. And with three LO's, that is going to suck. So yeah. Not sure what to do.
Katie - Hearing about all your cross-country traveling is making me exhausted. Well, I'm already exhausted, but I just can't even fathom all that right now. Good luck with the interview coming up!
AFM - Found out this morning that my best friend from elementary/HS's mom died last night. I haven't seen this friend IRL in years, but we keep in contact all the time on fb. I always really liked her mom. She had a battle with colon cancer a few years back, but she had been cleared of it at least for a while. Not sure what ultimately caused her death. Sad..
I had my OB appointment this morning. Relatively uneventful. I go back next week on Thursday for another growth u/s. I don't mind all the extra peeks at the LO. ;) I also start twice-weekly NST's next week. Biggest PITA ever. Ugh. I am glad they're keeping a close eye on the health of my bean, but it's just so hard with my wonky schedule. I'd prefer to do them at the OB's office, but they're only open 8:30a-4:30p, which does not work for me most days. So I have to do them in L&D at the hospital. It's not quite as cozy and home-like as the setup in the office. I definitely can't bring DH and the boys to L&D with me (well, I could bring DH, but we don't have anyone close to watch the boys), but I could bring them to the office with me if I feel like I need extra moral support (haha.. some days I just don't want to go and be all alone, ya know). So anyway, NST's kinda suck for me, but whatever...
Katie - The thought of a cross-country move makes me anxious FOR you! Haha! And yeah, we are actually listed (like $100, but still) under what we paid for it back in 2007. It totally sucks that we bought right before the crash, and now we're suffering because of it.
Mary - Yeah, I'm constantly following them around cleaning things up! The nice thing is they have to make an appointment with us to show the house, so I have warning and can get the house totally ready for a particular time. Unless they're like the realtor today who showed up 30 minutes early and we were still all home! Blah. I hate that! Glad your appointment went well! I had a long NST with Sam once and it was terrible, haha. I was sooo bored and the angle of the bed thingie was all wrong and KILLED my back!
AFM - Soooo sick. I felt "off" Sunday evening, but didn't think much of it. Then all day yesterday I had bouts of wanting to puke my brains out. I didn't eat much, but I was still hungry. But if I tried to eat, my stomach would hurt and I'd feel all pukey again. Ugh. Then today I felt even WORSE! I had severe nausea all morning. Yesterday I could function, today I felt like I was dying. And I normally suck it up when I'm sick. ;) So I felt bad, but I had to call DH to come home. I seriously felt terrible! So he came home late morning, and I ended up falling asleep on the couch while he fed the boys lunch and got them down for their naps. I felt a bit better this afternoon, but I haven't eaten all day. Even water makes me want to throw up. Then I had (sorry, TMI) diarrhea all afternoon. I think that has stopped, but I still feel like total crap. Ugh. I hope I'm feeling better tomorrow!
ETA: I'm going to say this now, because I KNOW what you ladies are thinking -- NO, I'M NOT PREGNANT! ;)
Jen - Sounds very similar to what I've had going on. It SUCKS. Hope you feel better soon.
I'm getting nervous, though, because I feel like it's not really improving for me. I mean, I guess it's getting better in that I'm not actively sick. But I just feel soooo nauseated, all food makes me want to puke. I'm incredibly irritated with everyone. The kids are loud... Like UNGODLY loud. Then DH is trying to watch a movie and is blasting it to try to hear over the loud kids. OMG, I seriously can't take it. I want to hide in a hole somewhere and hibernate for two months. I seriously am scared that I'm going to spend the last two months of this pregnancy feeling sick like this. Ugh. And I'm dizzy and miserable. I give up. :(
Okay, I'm back to feeling optimistic that it was just a bug of some sort. Calvin had like a massive diarrhea episode this morning, and I hadn't really connected it, but Sean had a poop accident yesterday, which he NEVER does. I wasn't the one to clean it up, DH did it, but he said it was loose. So I'm guessing there's just some sort of a bug ripping through here and maybe I'm slower to kick it with being pregnant. I hope. I can't imagine feeling so crappy for the next two months.
In other news, my boob leakage has reached an all time high during pregnancy. I always have some leakage in the second half, but this is out of control. I woke up in the middle of the night, asleep on my back. It's my preferred way to sleep, but I roll on my side when I wake up that way because the doctors tell me to, blah blah blah. So I rolled over, and the colostrum had apparently all pooled in one spot on my chest, and I felt it run down, ewwww. So uncomfortable. And just laying here now, I'm in a reclined position, so you'd think that would sorta hinder leakage a bit (they say this position is not really great for breastfeeding, or to use it if you're trying to slow your milk flow if you have a vigorous letdown)... No, I'm leaking like MAD. WTF. Time to get out the breast pads, I guess.
Ashley - Hope your blender works better than the Magic Bullet my grandma gave me, OMG that thing is awful and noisy. I bought a normal sized blender after christmas and love it.
Lauren - Sorry to hear Xander didn't do well at the dentist. Natalie has never been, I know bad me, but her school brought in a hygenist and they didn't see anything so I'm happy with that. DH, Dana and I all have good strong teeth so I'm sure Nat will be fine as long as she keeps them clean. We have flossed since she was 2.5 using Crayola Kid Flossers (made by Gum).
Katie - Yay for being through teething with molars! Hope Rory doesn't discover couch diving that's not fun.
Jen - Glad you got the house on the market, hope you sell it soon and find a nice new place.
Sorry abou the sickness, hope you are feeling better soon.
Mary - It's great that the docter is keeping a good eye on the baby and you get a peek at him regularly.
My stomach has been off for a while and I just recently discovered that I am now lactose intolerent, fun! Avoiding lactose hasen't fixed everything but has made things far better, now I just have to figure out what other sensitivites I have, UGH!
Mad at Natalie's school, they decided mid last week they would inform us that the school will be closed during March break. Getting care for a 4 year old for one week is DIFFICULT here all the city programs are 5+ or inconvenient to get to. March break is this week and the kids are home all week, DH is working from home so he can supervise the days I am not there. Dana is doing most of the babysitting for us though.
Dana has a hockey tournament this weekend, so I am working tomorrow (Thursday) instead of Friday so I can watch her play.
Jen - We bought in 2008 and would probably list where we bought at but likely would need to entertain offers less especially if we want to sell quickly. And then Seattle has low inventory and is expensive. Bah. I'm trying really hard NOT to get myself all worked up this interview is not a lock by any stretch. I hope you sell fast and are feeling better!
Mary - UGH I hope you feel better too! Rory is still nursing and when I've gone away I didn't bring my pump but I was amazed how uncomfortable I got I had to hand express a good bit go figure. I guess he gets more than I expected. At some point I'll wean him