Katie is the photographer good enough that they can do a photo swap? So the dog is facing the camera in the good shot of everyone? With the amount of dogs you have I am impressed only one is looking away, we had trouble just getting Sadie to look at the camera in the Santa photo last year.
Katie - hope you got some good pics!
Mary - I hope your dads surgery goes smoothly today. Sorry about all the nausea.
Amanda - yeah if they've been dating for less than a month I'd be ticked off, too! It'd be one thing if they were long-term, but that is completely different. Sorry about all the messes - I had a similar experience with my dog this morning.... Fun times.
Ash - omg that is totally something I'd do! Sorry Brekke missed out on gymnastics.
Virginia - Yay for a positive OPK!!
AFM - I have another cold, yay! So far it's very mild and I'm hoping it stays that way. Xander has a runny nose, too, so hopefully his doesn't get any worse either. I'm just sick of having a drippy nose!
My dog is still holding up his leg. *sigh* He has a follow up appt on Monday and I am really hoping his knee cap pops back in before then! Poor thing...
Lauren and Ashley - Booo for colds! I hope you both feel better soon. Ashley - My immune system sucks during first tri too, and I ALWAYS get cold sores on my mouth. I had one around 5 weeks, but thankfully I haven't been more sick than that during this first tri (yet).
Amanda - I would've been ready to kill the animals, OMG. I hope Natalie's thanksgiving event was a good one!
Katie - I can't wait to see the pics! Only one dog facing the wrong way is pretty darn good, in my opinion.
AFM - My dad's surgery went okay, but afterwards, his blood pressure was staying too low (80's/50's, I think my mom said). So they ended up having him stay the night in the hospital when it was originally supposed to be an outpatient surgery. So that sucks. The last time I heard from my mom was around 6:30 this morning and his top number was up to 117 by then, so that's pretty good. They said if it stayed steady there, he'd finally be allowed to get up and walk, because he hadn't even walked yet. The worst part... He's been through surgery and has not been allowed to take pain medication because his BP is too low. So I think he's been waiting for some pain relief also.
Last night was the final day at my store. I feel bittersweet about it, but honestly, mostly sweet! ;) I loved my coworkers, but the one I probably loved the most just up and moved to Hawaii (lol), so in her place, we were training two new employees. Very nice people, but training new people sucks. It's a LOT to learn, and to train two people at once is unbearable at times. So anyway, it was a good time to get out, haha. ;) Oh, speaking of which... They got me a card with some type of gift card inside, and I haven't even opened it yet.... I should do that. I didn't want to open it at work because it made me sad, haha.
According to pregnology.com, my second trimester starts November 6th... Exactly a month from today! It can't come soon enough. Today, I don't feel nearly as nauseated. I haven't even taken any zofran. And so of course I'm a freak about it, and assume it must mean doom. My only saving grace is that I got a full night of sleep last night until 9:30am today, and then I had napped not once but TWICE by 3pm, lol.
ETA: I was nervous earlier because I didn't feel ill, but iiiiiit's baaaack! Woohoo! Hahahaha. I hate feeling like crap, but at this stage, I hate feeling good even more. :)
Mary I hope your dad is doing much better and everything was a complete success! And umm yay for feeling like crap LOL
Lauren - Poor pup, i hope you can avoid anything really expensive though for treatment.
Amanda - I don't know that she got any with Abby facing forward, she wasn't cooperating LOL
My mom and I went to NYC yesterday to see my sister and the play Once on Broadway. It was so good. We had tons of fun. Today I really need to clean and take care of the house, that's no fun at all LOL
Mary: hope your dad is doing well. Sorry/yay you feel like crap, I definitely know what you mean. If it is coming and going, that's a good sign though that maybe you've peaked, right? Cross my fingers for you.
Kaite: sounds like fun! I've been cleaning today too...blah.
FINALLY finished the bed I've been re-doing. DH & I are going to set it up this afternoon so I'll try to get some pics up tonight or tomorrow. I'm so beyond happy to be done with it.
Katie - Your day in NYC sounds fun!
Ashley - Can't wait to see pics of the bed!
AFM - OMG, I feel like death. I started work at my new location today. It was pretty good... I liked the store, the customers seemed more normal than my ghetto drug-seekers at my last store, so that was refreshing. The technicians were nice, as was the other pharmacist. But omg, the drive suuuuuuucks. I can't cope. I don't think it would be that terrible if I didn't feel so sick and exhausted all the time. Maybe once m/s wears off and I start feeling better, it'll be easier.
My dad came to visit me at work today, hahaha. He looked really good. He was up walking around, looked energized, had good color in his face. The first couple days after surgery were pretty rough, so I expected worse, but he looked good and said he felt good. :)
ETA: GRRRRRREAT news!!!!!! I found a heartbeat on my doppler tonight! I've been trying for a couple days because I found it the first time I tried with Calvin, which was right at 9w0d. So I thought I might be able to find it a few days earlier this time. And I did today! It was 168-169bpm, and it was sheer bliss!! I told DH to get the video camera so he could record it, and little bean sat still under the probe for a minute, but DH took forever to get it, and the bean moved. I searched around for it for a bit, but I gave up eventually. At this point, they can move and hide a lot in there... I remember that happening a lot with Calvin. AMAZING, nonetheless. :)
Mary: sorry about the drive but WOOOOOOHOOOO for finding a HB! I couldn't find one until 9 weeks with DS (didn't get my doppler until like 12 weeks with DD). That's so reassuring! I can't wait for that!!
Didn't quite finish getting the bed together, hopefully tonight except DH is working late. We'll see... Finally called my OB today & I have an appointment on the 24th. Between now and then we'll be out of town for half of it plus we have the bike race so it should fly by.
Katie - I've been cleaning too. I guess we all had some catching up to do! Glad you had fun with your mom and sister!
Ash - can't wait to see the bed!
Mary - horray for finding the hb!!!!!!!!!!! How fun that your dad came to see you at work. As for the drive, do you listen to music or have any books on cd? That might help the time go by. I'm sure it'll be better when you don't feel like puking the entire way, heh.
AFM - Well, poor Brodie needs surgery. *sigh* It ended up not being the luxating patella (knee cap out of place) but a ruptured ligament in his leg. Poor guy. He's not in any pain, though, so that's good. And they said it's no problem to wait til early Nov. to do the surgery, it won't get any worse or anything. We're going to our parents for a week at the end of Oct. and the dogs are coming with us, so we didn't want to have a post-surgery dog to baby the entire time, kwim? And postponing the trip is not an option. I swear, this dog is just cursed. He's had so many health problems throughout his life and it just doesn't seem fair that stuff keeps happening to him. He's 10 years old, I feel like he should get to enjoy his last few years! )c:
In much better news, I have my u/s in a few days!! Thursday cannot come soon enough! DH is gone til late Wed night, so it's just the kiddo and I here. I just got over a cold and have been super crabby about it, so I don't exactly feel like mom of the year right now. I've been so snippy with Xander and probably told him NO a billion times today. Everything he did was annoying me, I just couldn't help it. Hopefully I wake up refreshed tomorrow so we can have some fun. At least he has swim class, so he'll be super excited about that. Maybe we'll bake some cookies or something to do something different. I feel like I have to make up for my poor attitude and laziness (he got a lot of TV the last few days).
Mary - :yahoo: yay for the HB! When is your u/s again?
Lauren - so exciting that you finally get you u/s!
Ashley - GL with the race.
AFM: sorry to disappear. after DH's long work week we spent the weekend just playing with the kids (and doing a little cleaning). Yesterday alone we picked 30lbs of apples, went through a corn maze, helped my parents harvest beets, squash, pumpkins, and potatoes, played in the leaves, and visited with my sister (who is recovered and now JLIH) and her new puppy!
In TTC news, the OPK was right. I Oed Friday morning. When Alex woke me up (6:15) I realized I was getting tweaks on the left. I had O pain exactly like that the cycle Oliver was conceived (left side, too). But this time I also felt a few twinges on the right side. So maybe two eggs. Who knows. It's been a weird cycle for sure. At least the spotting has vanished since O.