October Chat Thread
Hey guys!! I saw there wasnt a new month posted yet so I thought I'd start one :)
Sorry I've been a bit MIA, I promise to check in more often. Just havent had a whole lot to share :)
Hubby just bought me a Baby Jogger City Mini stroller, was on clearance for 179 (originally 240 I think). I am so excited to test it out! I'll post pictures a little later :)
I hope everyone is well!
Ooo let me know if you like it! The City Double is one on my list. I saw it at Buy Buy Baby and it wasn't huge and impossible to move around but still seemed a bit bigger and had more features than some of the umbrella type double strollers!
I can't believe it's Oct! INSANE!!!
Mary - yay for lots of babies!
Sandra - :woohoo: for a new stroller! Looks nice! I saw the pic on FB. ;)
Katie - Next month is your MONTH! :eek:
Mary - I would call the doc! That isn't something you want to wait around for. I would rather the peace of mind that it's something silly vs. something not so silly. Good luck! And yay for lots of pregnancies and babies!! ;)
AFM - Today is cleaning day. I have scrubbed this place from top to bottom! It needed it soooo badly. How does my house get so destroyed in such a short amount of time?! You wouldn't think adding a tiny person into the house would bring so much extra mess. But he sure does! ;)
OMG, LOL... So I usually just keep a tab open with the chat thread and refresh it once in a while, so I'm guilty of sometimes missing the new threads (like Jen's OPK thread! yay Jen!)... And yeah, I totally missed the October thread! I kept refreshing the old one and thinking, "Wow, it has been like days since anyone posted..." Duh Mary! Hahaha. Anyway, I'm here in October with you all now.
October holds a special place in my heart. It was 3 years ago yesterday that I believe DS1 was conceived. DH and I were on our honeymoon in Cabo, and it's the freakin HOT season there, so we spent lots of time inside in the air conditioning, lol. So I'm not exactly sure what day the conception was, but October 2 was when I had the most EWCM and it sorta faded after that, then October 12, I got my BFP. It was VERY faint on the cheapo tests, but bright and beautiful on a FRER. :D
ETA - Did you guys hear about the guy who was going to try to live off of his wife's excess breast milk? They had a freezer full (about like me! haha).. And anyway, he was going to drink 66 ounces a day (what they calculated to contain the number of calories he needs) and he was going to live off that and blog about what happened. I guess their blog was flooded with negative responses, so they closed it and donated the milk to some quadruplets instead. Call me weird, but it didn't seem like that big of a deal to me? I mean sure, yeah, the milk would go to better use if consumed by a baby... But it's not like they were hurting anyone by keeping it for their own weird experimentation, LOL. It's not what I would choose to do with my excess milk, but to each their own, IMO. LOL. Maybe I am weird, hahahaha.
woohoo, just lost my whole post.
Mary - don't freak out too much about the breast lump. Definitely get it checked, but... I get breast cysts while BFing. They're pea-sized, hard lumps, and when my breast is empty I can see one through the skin. I had pea-size one for a couple months while nursing Alex (and a few tiny ones) and my current one has been around 2 months so far. The doc I saw said it's pretty common. Good luck! I'll warn you, breast u/s are really boring.
Jen - GL cleaning. I'm trying to do some of that, too.
Sandra - yay for a new stroller!
Hi everyone else!
I know... No heartbeats inside! ;) As for me, I think my little lump has gone away. Annoying! I'm just going to keep an eye on it and see if it reappears.
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Sandra - Woohoo for a new stroller!!
AFM - I just realized that Sean doesn't have a coat for this winter. It hasn't been too cold yet, so he's been getting away with wearing a fleece from last year. So anyway, I ordered him a new coat from children's place and ordered him and Cal both two hats each. I ordered myself a few handmade hats from Etsy. Eek! I say eek because I'm not usually a hat wearer, mainly because I have unruly hair and don't want to handle the aftermath. But I'm wearing my hair a little shorter these days (a bit above the shoulders), so it's a little more manageable. And also the coat I bought myself for winter, I LOVE, but for whatever reason, it has no hood... So I'll need something, because I get these horrific earaches if it's even mildly cool or windy outside (by mildly, I mean even 60 degrees if there is a breeze). I'm not sure why, but for years now, it has seriously affected my ears. So anyway, I need them to be covered if I'll be outside for any length of time. I've never been a hat wearer, but this lady makes some really cute ones, so I'm hoping to convert! We'll be all set for winter.
This is ridiculous. Oliver slept 8 hours last night out of nowhere. I seriously though it was midnight when he woke me and was amazed when I checked the clock and saw it was after 4am (I have bad vision and can't see it unless I get up). Of course, today I can suddenly imagine life with more kids and have been over on the DYSAL board and contemplating ordering OPKs. :doh: I'm sure the kids will bring me to my senses soon.
ETA: TMI I have this ridiculous theory that when we DTD (therefore getting to sleep later) Oliver sleeps better. I can't see how there can be any connection except that he is in our room. Maybe I'm actually the one waking him and I sleep better after DTD? The last two times he has slept 6h and 8h those night and the nights we didn't he hasn't gone longer than 4h. Bizarre.
Virginia - That is a hilarious theory. Cal doesn't sleep regardless of the DTD, lol.
You just need a day like I had yesterday to get over the baby fever, OMG. DH was finishing up his work re-caulking our shower, so it was just me and the kids for a few hours, and it was nightmarish. I realized that I'm very rarely alone with them, and thank goodness DH is the SAHP. I couldn't cut it. LOL. At one point they were both SCREAMING. Cal needed to take his nap, Sean was fighting a diaper change, but it was like a HUGE poop, so it was taking me forever to change him while he was kicking and screaming. OMG. I seriously could not be the one to do it all day, every day.
AFM - My grandma thought her Keurig machine was dead, so she bought a new one. However, my mom said they just require some part to be cleaned from time to time in order to keep it functioning properly. My grandma didn't know that, so she cleaned whatever part it is, and it works... So since she already had a new one, she gave it to us. I swear it's like new, and I LOVE it, woohoo! My mom sent us home with a bunch of the little cups of coffee (various flavors) that go in it and also some that make raspberry iced tea. I haven't tried the tea yet, but I'm excited about that.
I'll catch up on personals a bit later tonight but just wanted to pop in and let you know mary - if your grandmother didnt register her keurig on their website, GO DO IT! If you register the keurig on their site, they email you a coupon for buy 2 get 2 free boxes of kcups. With shipping, my total came to 36 dollars and saved 30 dollars! We got a box of the hot apple cider and its really good, little watery, but still very tasty. The pumpkin spice is DELICIOUS.
Also, i think i need to take a hpt tomorrow. I'm like a week or two late. I'm sure its just really late due to the stress of hubby coming home, etc. We've only DTD a couple times, and both times were with condoms, but i was having some EWCM during those times. I wouldnt be against the idea of another baby though!
Here's a picture of andrew in his stroller by the way, for those of you who arent on facebook :)
It was a very smooth ride and the sun visor is HUGE. In the picture, its only out 2/3rds of the way.
Thanks Sandra, that's a good idea! I'd be willing to bet she didn't register it. Mmmm, hot apple cider and pumpkin spice sound awesome right now...
Good luck with the POAS.. Can't wait to hear about it!!
AFM - Forgot to mention that we officially have a CRAWLER!! Let the fun begin!! :eek: He acts like he wants to pull up also.. He keeps reaching up and grabbing the top of the couch. I'm amazed at how he's following the same timeline as Sean.