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    Actually we do have flooding going on. The one county is in a state of emergency, a bunch of the schools either didn't open today or opened yesterday and closed today. The roads are a mess. A town about 10 minutes away evacuated AGAIN. The poor people just got back in. It's very sad. And worse bc no one here has flood insurance this is a "once in a hundred years" event. So unless the gov't helps these people will have lost EVERYTHING - entire crops, homes, everything. It's so sad. The pictures are heartbreaking. We don't live anywhere near the creeks or rivers so my home is fine besides the soft soil and MIA dog.
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    Wow, that's crazy. I know she hasn't posted here in a while, but I'm sure several of you remember Corinne (her screen name was like "platinumXpixey" or something close to that)... Anyway, I guess it's really bad near her, and she has been posting pics on fb all day, houses floating away, businesses with water literally like halfway up the doors, just utter insanity.

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    That's what it's like in parts near me. An entire gas station/mini mart was washed away, businesses ruined etc etc And people were just starting to clean up when it rained all day yesterday and bam everything is a mess again. An hour south they've had national guard on duty since Irene to keep things orderly and ensure safety b/c so many people were essentially trapped. And then from all I hear VT is even worse with people having been rescued by chopper b/c they were stranded.

    It's wild in just over a week we had an earth quake, tropical storm that caused major flooding and a tornado. Sun night a tornado touched down about 5 minutes from me the national weather service sent people to confirm. The trees where it hit are incredible, giant old oaks just snapped in 1/2 like sticks!

    Besides having to find long alternate routes to work we've had no issues. Oh one day w/o cable and internet LOL Tragic.
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    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23" 41w2d
    Elliot 10/1/2014 10lbs 12oz and 20.5" 41w

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    We have flooding here! We're like, completely washed out. Hershey, which is about 40 minutes from here, is completely shut down and under water. Hersheypark is completely flooded! It's insane the pictures I keep seeing on FB from my friends over that way. All the schools are closed down today, there is a water waste treatment plant totally submerged that isn't supposed to be back online for another WEEK. To top it all off? It's.still.raining.

    Laura - for such awesome betas! How AMAZING would twins be?! Can't wait to find out! Oh, and I won't be joining you in May! Earliest EDD I will have if I get pregnant the first try is late June. Sorry!

    Katie - Aw, I hope you find your MIA doggie!! Glad the flooding isn't too severe where you are!

    Mary - Poor Cal! One of these days, when he's big enough, he'll be fighting back. I hope you can get Sean to share soon, though!

    Lauren - Can't wait to see some blazing positive OPK's from you, and then a blazing positive HPT two weeks later!! I get AF a week from today!

    Virginia - That is so cool you and Alex are taking a class together! That should be a ton of fun!

    AFM - Not a lot going on here! Just at the office this week and part of next covering while my coworker is on her honeymoon. My mom is in town watching Owen for us, which is nice! But I felt bad, because Monday afternoon he came down with a cold! Boo. It's not a bad one, just a little cough and runny nose and super low grade fever, but enough to make him crabby at night for bed. He's totally on the mend though, so that's nice! So I guess these last 5 days (yes, 5 DAYS) of rain have come at a good time.

    Speaking of rain, we've gotten 10" since Sunday night. I really am starting to think I might wash away!
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    we're in an area which doesn't flood (whew) but taking Oliver to his appointment today I passed some streams and they were full. I'll have to see if my parents have pics to share. it always floods near them (they're on a hill, luckily).

    I have the keep the personals to a limit since it's near dinner time, but Laura! awesome betas. GL! You must be going nuts waiting for that u/s. I'm pretty sure my 18dpo test looked a lot like that... I'll see if I can find a pic for you.

    so, my updates
    1. DH hasn't gotten home before 10pm this week. ugh.
    2. Oliver is 18lbs 6.5oz (95th), 26.5" (90th), and has a pretty average head. So, he's lighter than Raymond and Alex were (19lbs and 20lbs) but the same length. I have tall boys.
    3. It's time. To potty train, that is. Today when my ILs were babysitting he asked to use the potty. Then he woke up dry after his nap. Oh my. I won't have a good day for a week, unless DH is able to give me a hand this weekend.

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    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and again 30-37mo
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12

    TTA, but would welcome a surprise


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    okay, mine with Oliver was a little lighter still at 18dpo (darker line is test)

    I can't wait to find out if you got twins! Oh my, that would be a lot of little babies!

    BTW, I have a really, really easy way to make some inexpensive training pants if anyone is close to PTing and has a little time. (seriously, if you can sew a straight line and have 10-15 minutes you can make them).
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    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
    middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
    little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and again 30-37mo
    baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
    8.16.12 & 12.16.12

    TTA, but would welcome a surprise


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    Laura, GREAT numbers! Eek! One or two, that's amazing news!

    Virginia, GL finding time to potty train! Sorry your DH has been working so late...

    Katie, I hope your doggie comes home soon! It's so scary having a dog take off. Luckily every time it's happened to us they've come home fairly soon, so I can't imagine a whole day going by!

    Mary, crazy story about your first work party! I had a drunk boss hit on me at a wine tasting once IN FRONT OF my husband! hahaha! My DH started laughing. I was a little po'd at him, though, because my boss put his arm around me and everything and rubbed my side - I'm sorry, someone does that to your wife you DO something about it! Don't just stand there and laugh like it's the funniest thing ever. But that's just my DH...

    Jen, sorry Owen got a cold. I'm not looking forward to cold's again! At least Xander has sort of figured out how to blow his nose, but I don't know if he'll actually do it while he's sick or if he'll just whine til I suck it out.

    AFM, my DH is so clueless sometimes. lol. Two days ago he's commenting on having another LO running around soon, and then yesterday he's asking me to go to a beer festival in November. I kind of stared at him for a minute and he was like "what?" and I said "don't you think it'd be a little difficult for me to go to a beer festival in November?" and he's like "no, why?" Seriously, he is an extremely smart guy and handles a lot of stuff at work - yet he comes home and shuts off his brain. I reminded him we were going to be TTC in less than two weeks and he did that stupid laugh and was like "oh yeah." I think he just really wants to go to the beer festival, but it's a fancy-pants one with barrel aged beer and costs quite a bit of money to go to, so he thinks the only way he can go is if I go, otherwise he'll feel guilty. But I told him just to go, his best friend is going and I'm totally fine with him going without me. He just always feels guilty when he does stuff since I haven't been able to do anything like that since getting pregnant with Xander and he does a few times a year. He seems to think this upsets me, but it doesn't. Xander is my child, I have no problem staying home alone with him for a few days or a week (when he travels for work). It's not like I'm a babysitter that he's inconveniencing. haha.

    CD7 today. Getting close! *gulp*


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    Lauren - well it's sweet that he cares.....but ya November might not work out for a beer fest for you Though a beer fest does sound fun lol

    Virginia - ugh those hours for your DH are brutal. I wonder if his intense work schedule is part of why he worries about having a lot of kids? It has to be hard for him to have so little time to divide between the boys already. I know I feel that way working just 3 relatively normal days a week. Oliver is too cute!!

    Still no word on my dog Joni. Ugh. I put fliers in a bunch of places yesterday today I'll call some vets etc for good measure. It's a very hopeless feeling but if you don't have any sightings you can't even really look for the dog. I walk and drive the road behind us but we don't live in a neighborhood per say it's not like you can walk the block here. So frustrating.....sigh....
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    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23" 41w2d
    Elliot 10/1/2014 10lbs 12oz and 20.5" 41w

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    Katie - I hope your dog Joni finds her way home.

    Virginia - All your kids seem like big boys, Natalie is still around the 25 lb mark at over 2 & 1/2, she is healthy and active so its not a concern. Good luck with the PTing.


    Lauren - I think all men can be clueless at points, my DH does stuff like that too.

    *AFM*

    Our kitten is growing like crazy, the vet said he is guessing he'll be 20 lbs by the time he is full sized.
    Here is a picture comparing him at 7 months (left) to my 9 year old cat (right).


    Dana is back at school and enjoying it. She had her first pre-season game in hockey and DH tells me she did pretty well.

    Natalie's school has really ticked me off, they called 2 weeks prior to the start of the year asking for my input, what teacher I wanted and classroom location. I couldn't get the teacher I wanted on the main floor (ground level) so I agreed that it best to put her with a different teacher on the main floor. I go in on Wednesday (her first day) to find out not only does she not have the teacher I requested she is also on the upper floor. I'm quite upset about it, I have to write a letter about it. My issue now is I don't want to seperate her from her friends, but I really don't want her on the upper floor. To add fuel to my fire about this, the teacher I did request is on the main floor. Thing is the teachers at the school are WONDERFUL, I just don't think the coordinator is very bright and makes stuipd decisions, who puts a bunch of 2 & 1/2 year olds on the top floor of a building with the only method of getting down is by fairly steep stairs?

    Natalie is doing well, mostly potty trained, might have an accident once ever couple of weeks. He speech and comprehension is absolutely amazing for her age. She also seems to have a great deal of compassion and empathy, she is really good person, just like her sister, makes me proud of them both.

    Natalie absolutely loves our animals, give them hugs on a regular basis, thankfully all our animals are tolerent of being mauled. She's learned to read when Silver is cranky so that she doesn't get swatted, though Silver is very good at warning.

    Our weather hasn't been nearly as crazy that you ladies have been getting. Couple of tornados in cities in my province but nothing close to me, lots of thunderstoms and varying weather, hot, dry and sunny one day, constant rain the next.


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    Joni is home!!!!!! WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Yesterday we walked a 3-4 mile loop and left fliers. This morning a woman called that she spotted Joni coming out of the woods across the street from her home (2 streets behind ours). DH went over with Evan in the ergo and walked (I was at a dog adoption event ) but had no luck. She is really my dog. So I went over as soon as I went home left DH and Evan at home and I walked the woods for about an hour. There were lots of paths apparently hunters etc can use those woods with permission in season. So I followed paths and called and called. And then there she was looking at me then running at me WAHOO! She's dirty and dire need of grooming but home no damage no injury safe and sound! Such relief! And I placed 2 foster dogs at the adoption event! Whether they stay placed is a different story but for tonight all is very good!
    Katie

    Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 1/4oz and 21.5" 40w3d
    Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23" 41w2d
    Elliot 10/1/2014 10lbs 12oz and 20.5" 41w

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