Mary - Glad the store is nice sorry that the drive sucks, hope you and your DH can find a place closer to your work.
Great to hear your dad is doing well now.
Yay for a heart beat.
Ashley - Great to hear you set up an OB appointment, I am sure the time will fly by with the plans you have.
Lauren - Sorry doggy needs surgery, hope it's not going to cost you too much, though they are well worth it.
We paid over $1000 to remove a fatty deposit at the base of Sadie's tail a few years back, thankfully Sadie is the only animal that has had unexpected vet bills, though she really is worth it.
Glad your cold is gone and you have an U/S soon. Still finding out the gender? Not sure if I would do it after waiting that long.
Virginia - You sound BUSY, maybe you and your sister will get preggo together, that would be neat! What sort of pup did she get?
Natalie's school Thanks Giving thing was awful and disorganized, it was at a local farm which is pretty large and they didn't tell us where to go and when things were happening, the food selection was poor (actually ordered pizza on the way home), we missed the only wagon ride cause we were eating when they announced it, didn't see the organizer until we were on our way out. The positives, we did get a pumpkin from the walking field even though we missed the wagon ride, and the girls enjoyed feeding the goats and sheep, everyone enjoyed my cookies probably because it was the only easy to eat treat, the girls and I each got one before they were all gone so that was a bonus.
It was Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, only had one family thing to go to since BIL had surgery last week and can't eat so we postponed until next week.
My parents hosted Thanks Giving for my side of the family (Saturday), my mom went a bit overboard with the food, as usual, but it was excellent.
My great aunt baked banana cake (specifically for me), lemon pie and coconut cream pie. She also brought the girls some clothes that she had bought which they both need so I really appreciated that.
My mom watched the girls over night after the party so DH and I went to see Looper, I'm not a fan, really can't get past the errors they made in continunity with the time travel, also felt it was a bit dull at points, lots of people like it (including my DH) so I may rewatch it when it comes out on Blu-ray when I am a bit less tired, maybe I just missed something.
DH the girls and I went to the Science Center yesterday, we have a yearly pass, it was lots of fun.
I got a cold on Sunday but it wasn't really bad until last night, this morning was really rough but I am feeling a little better now, hoping it moves quickly.
Amanda - Boooo for having a cold. Hopefully, it will be short-lived. Glad you had fun at the science center. We have a place like that near here and I LOVE to go. We've taken the boys a few times because they have nice areas designated for small kids, but they're not really big enough to appreciate most of it yet.
AFM - OMG, I have a horrible TMI post. I'm sorry. I am officially never taking zofran again (this is ironic, because I've always gone on and on about how much I love it). And I do love it, but OMG, the constipation!! It was SO BAD tonight that I thought for sure I was impacted and would have to go to the ER. I have been frenzied and desperately trying to take care of it at home because I don't have time to go to the ER, nor do I want to spend a million dollars to have a humiliating experience. I started with milk of mag and a glycerin suppository. When the suppository failed, I sent DH back to the store for a fleet enema and prune juice (he also got metamucil at the first stop). You know it's love when your husband will give you a freaking enema. OMG. But then... It failed. I FREAKED. I gave up and sat there sipping prune juice when FINALLY, it worked. I've been REALLY, REALLY struggling to get my fluids in. My diet sucks right now. I'm so nauseated and yucky feeling all the time that I'm just failing in the nutrition department. But starting now, I'm not taking the zofran no matter how ill I feel, and I'm going to take the metamucil daily in attempt to get some fiber in my diet. I'm just exhausted now.
That sounds terrible, Mary! My MW has always been amazed I tolerate it as well as I do. But, I do always need to make sure to get enough fiber (I bought the gummy kind and took a bunch each day) and drink a lot of water all the time. I also eat fruit, snack on nuts, etc. And if it got thrown off it was so hard to get back again. Is there another medicine you can take instead? Good luck. At least at 9w you should be peaking with the m/s soon.
AFM: so, I've been having what feels like RL pain the past few days. At 4-5 dpo? That's impossible, but I swear it's what it feels like.
Mary: Wow I'm so sorry! I had a horrible experience w/constipation after I had DS so I empathize big time. After the next birth, I'm asking for like 10 of those pills instead of the one they gave me. Seriously horrible. Hope you are able to find a solution so it doesn't happen again.
Virginia: I hope those RL pains turn into something!! :vibes:
Lauren: so sorry Brodie needs surgery. Poor puppy :( But one day until your u/s!! Can't wait!
Amanda: bummer Looper sounds like a disappointment. We NEVER go see movies (like once every 2 years) so I'll be waiting for Netflix. Sounds like the thanksgiving thing was lame.
AFM: not much going on today..need to go to Costco and hopefully take the kids swimming. DD did awesome last time and was floating by herself (with a floating thing on). She is really wimpy in the water so it was a huge milestone for her. Almost told my mom about being pg last night but she's having a lot of work stress and I know this will just stress her out more (she was way stressed when I told her I was having #2 because it seemed overwhelming) so I decided I'll just wait until after the u/s. No point in telling her until I see everything is going okay.
Amanda - sorry about the cold and the school party - that's frustrating. Glad Thanksgiving was good overall though
Mary - oh you had my laughing at the you know it's love part. That's hysterical and awful :) eat and drink lady you have a bean to cook :)
virginia- I LOVE the sig pic! Your boys are looking so old! I hope you catch the egg, you need a baby to add to the pic!
Ashley - Hope you had fun swimming!
AFM - I feel like having a little happy dance party. Rory spent the entire night in his crib! First. Time. Ever. I put him down like I normally do at 8 and by 9 he was awake and fussing/crying but not freaking out so I let him go. I haven't been tough enough to let him CIO b/c until recently he's gone so totally hysterical I couldn't take it (like cry and hyperventilate and puke he's dramatic) but he was just kind of fussing and crying then he'd stop then start again. It went on for like an hour before silence and he was asleep! Until 2:30! I went in fed him and put him back in his crib and he was out in 5 minutes and slept until 6:30 when I got him up for daycare. Now one day doesn't make a trend but I've been working on getting him to this point FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR and I'm so excited LOL I realize most parents get this at like 5 months old but whatever I'll take what I can :)
Mary - YUCK! I hate being jammed up it was pretty bad when I was pregnant with Natalie, probably from all the Tums I was taking for the heart burn, fortuneately it always made its way out just not comfortably.
Ashley - Gald DD enjoyed herself at swimming.
Katie - Yay for sleep, hope it keeps up, every kid is different some STTN at 3 months others don't until 2 years I won't judge. Saw your new cover on Facebook I think it's great, did you have dog treats on you is that why all eye are staring at you?
My head HURTS!!! This cold is a nasty one, though I seem to be through the worst of it.
Dinner was a bit late today, and so Natalie was tired at the table, when we tried to get her to eat more she started screeching, I took her away and started getting her ready for bed, then we got the worst tantrum from her so far, she was screaming yelling and hitting, would not settle down. I think she was just tired cause once in PJ's and bed she was asleep instantly.
Natalie's school has started decorating for Halloween, her teacher was decorating the door, so today Natalie decided to tell me about it. "Mrs C. was decorating the door like her mom wrapped in bandages" when I thought about it I realized she heard the word Mummy and thought of a parent.
Amanda - your puppy is soooo cute! Smooth coated collie? Or smooth coated border collie? At any rate ADORABLE! If you look really closely at the hand in the air it has a red kong ball in it -- they think we're going to play fetch and are all excited. My pack LOVES to play group fetch! All 8 of my dogs are in the pic I LOVE it! It actually came out better than the forced picture :) I can see their personalities in that one.
I'm celebrating here b/c let's face it no one else cares. Rory slept from 8:30-4:45 then from 5:15-7:30. No crying. No fighting. Slept in his crib. I have no idea if this will continue but I haven't had so much uninterrupted sleep since like 20 weeks pregnant with him! AMAZING. I could throw myself a little party LOL I just might! I may celebrate with a pumpkin latte HAHAHAHA
Katie - HORRRRRAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO happy for you! WTG Rory!
Amanda - sorry about the cold. I just got over one, I think everyone is getting sick right now. Too cute about the Mummy door. heh. Ooh, that tantrum doesn't sound like fun.
Ash - I'm glad Brekkie did good floating in the water! I've had Xander in swim since he was 7 months old and it took til like last May for him to finally get comfortable in the water. He just did not care for it until then.
Virginia - love the new picture! I hope those were RL pains you were feeling!
AFM - ULTRASOUND TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only three more hours! EEK! Everyone send ~~baby keep your legs open~~ vibes for us! haha. I'm siding a little bit more with it being a girl, but at the same time I'm just kind of not really sure. I don't have a strong feeling one way or the other, so I think I'm more-so in the I don't know category. I'm going to be just as happy either way, I just want a healthy babe in there.
We had our regular checkup yesterday. Baby is still doing good. I'm 99% sure he/she is head down, based off of the movements I feel and new pressure on my cervix. I'm going to ask at my u/s today to see if I'm right.
I'm just so excited! What a happy day!
Katie - I'm glad Rory is sleeping more! :yahoo: Darian is 5 years old and sometimes he moves to my bed in the middle of the night. And the twins theyused to cry (I mean scream) for hours until they fall asleep. At the beginning I felt the worst mom ever, cause sometimes they cry for two hours. But now they sleep the whole night. And I can finally sleep. :)
Amanda - Hope you get to feel better soon!
Ashley - Hope kids have fun at the swimming class!
Virginia - When are you planning to test? :) I love your kids picture!
Mary - Im glad your dad is doing better!
I'm so sorry about the constipation! I had it once very bad too when I had the twins. It was so bad I thought I needed to go to ER too and DH made fun of me because of that (I hated him at the moment) hehehe!
Lauren - So sorry your dog needs surgery! :(
Glad you are doing better!
AFM - I had the date with DH on Friday. We went to the movies and saw Taken 2 ( I liked it) then we went for a walk in downtown. On saturday we went again to Bush Gardens with the kids and some friends. I can't believe I ride the rollercoaster Sheikra. I mean I love rollercoasters but it drops on a 90 degrees. I was so scared, hehe I just close my eyes! But it was fun! here is a link of the ride from youtube Sheikra busch gardens Tampa,FL - YouTube
DH left on monday. Back to be alone with the kids! He knows says that he is going to wait until the project on Buffalo finish (december) cause they give him a raise of 5 more dollars an hour! He is now at 31 an hour and he doesn't want to let go! Cause he says that if he find another job here, that maybe pays him only 20 an hour. But I told him we can live with 20 dollars an hour for now and find something better later. We used to live with more less in Puerto Rico. But oh well. We'll see what happens!
Lauren - Yayy for the U/S in a couple of hours. Open legs vibes send your way! :)