Jen - did you ever take Owen in to have his ears checked? Even if they're clear now, he could've had fluid in them when he was younger. That's what happened to Xander. We had him in speech therapy for awhile, but she basically just watched him and was like "oh he'll be fine." It was REALLY frustrating to me for awhile because I wanted her to DO something to make him talk more clearly and to talk more, but she basically just observed him week after week. I was all mad about it for awhile, but then on his own his speech just EXPLODED and he started talking more clearly and saying tons more - and this has been somewhat recently!! Probably the last 2 months. He's playing catch up big time and I'm so happy. We're still going to have his speech evaluated again next month when he turns 3, but I don't think they'll necessarily want to see him. If they do, it'll be for very minor stuff. I hope the therapy goes well today and you get some good exercises to do with him at home. Also, glad everything else is going well! Hopefully Sam will fall into a routine soon.
Mary - good luck at your appointment/interview!
Virginia - hope you figure out your cycle soon.
Amanda - sorry your mom made you feel crappy.
AFM - I chose nap. And I also chose a nap yesterday. We were so busy all morning that I just couldn't do anything else by the time Xander went down for his nap. And today I killed myself cleaning floors and going to the park and all sorts of crap this morning, so I'm exhausted! Seriously considering skipping my workout AGAIN to favor a nap. I hate skipping workouts, but man am I tired!
HCG is only down to 46. Ugh. How much longer will this take? And why do I have pink spotting and EWCM?
Virginia - Not much longer now, hang in there!! Just think, that might read negative on a digital pregnancy test! I think a lot of those are sensitive to 50 (then again, I'm not sure how blood concentration compares to urine concentration at any given time.. i'd assume urine concentration would be lower if anything).
Lauren - I don't blame you for choosing nap over workout! I am totally zapped of energy, omg.
AFM - I had my "interview" tonight. It was totally an interview. For my same exact job. Just in a different location. WTF. It sucks because another girl wants the job too. And she actually already works in his district and fills in at this particular store twice a week. So I worry that she's already in good. Ugh... It's funny, I actually feel entirely resigned to fate at this point. I have all these unknowns in life at the moment, and I'm shockingly relaxed about it. ...I've had people blatantly warn me away from this new boss. Just today, the pharmacist in charge of the pharmacy I'm trying to get into called me up to warn me about him... Told me to "be careful, don't agree to anything you don't want to do, and if he takes you out to eat, order something expensive." Those were his exact words. OMG. EVERYONE hates this guy. He seemed nice enough when I met him, but he's slow to return communication, which I think really frustrates people. And I guess he has a history of putting people in undesirable situations on the basis of it being "temporary", but then it becomes long-term. So anyway, I clarified that this position is ONLY for a full-time staff position in the store I want. Now just to see if I get it.
I'm playing catch up!
Jen - Sounds like a little help with Owen will probably go a long way - even if it would all be fine on its own if you can make it better faster why not? And I'm glad Sam is doing well!
Lauren - Take naps while you can! Having kids on sleep schedules that don't line up makes it impossible so I vote you take them all the time!
Virginia - ::HUGS:: how frustrating. C'mon HCG! non/never smokers here and boys :) DH is CONVINCED if we have a 3rd it will be a girl. Like absolutely completely positive. i think we make boys.
Mary - Hm a bad boss could be awful...I hope it works out however is best overall!
Amanda - That stinks on the photobook I HATE things like that it's like a double punch - one for not even being thankful and then another for dashing the excitement with nothing but critique!
AFM - survived my business trip! Rory was ROUGH on poor DH. His front left tooth is just poking through. He was up every hour Mon night until 3am then slept until 5:30. Last night DH said he did less furious screaming at night but was constantly moving and checking and waking. He HATES waiting for a bottle at night and goes nuts and DH had to sleep on my side of the bed b/c he insisted on looking for me. Needy little man. Daycare even noted he was very cranky today (probably beat). He was great for me and so happy to see me though :) And he went to bed tonight easily. i don't have to travel for work again until Feb (I do have a for pleasure over night I want to do in Oct for a friend's 30th but that is a weekend so DH should at least have more time to recover from the lack of sleep). Saturday is our 5 yr anniversary and we're going out to dinner for the first time since Evan was born! Should be fun :)
Hahaha, Katie you make me feel better. DH and I have only been out once since Sean was born, LOL. It was to see the very last Harry Potter movie, haha.
AFM - DH is off getting our oil changed in the van. I can't remember if I mentioned it, but I have vacation next week and we're going to visit SIL and BIL up in northern Michigan. They moved up there in late Spring after their wedding, but this will be the first time we've managed to visit. It's like 8 hours away, so it should be an interesting trip with the little ones. I just asked DH last night, "What are we going to do with the dog??" He said he's coming with us... omg. Two little kids and a dog in an 8-hour car ride. Shoot me. Once we get there, it should be fun. Just not looking forward to all of the driving. I wasn't even sure if we'd get to go... I was worried that I'd get this work transfer thing and they'd want it to start right away, and I'd have to miss my vacation. I'm glad that's not the case. I will likely miss a vacation in late December, though, if I do get the transfer. I want my vacation, but it would be okay to miss it because I can bank those vacation days for next year to get more paid time out of my maternity leave.
Just made my first appointments! I was going to hold off, but due to increasing nausea, I thought it best to get in sooner in case I want some zofran or something. But... My appointment with the nurse isn't until October 2 @ 8:30am and my first appointment with OB isn't until October 15 @ 12:15pm. His initial pregnancy visits are at the WORST times for me... 12:15pm or like 2:30pm (something like that)... Both are at times when I'm highly likely to be at work, and who knows what my schedule will be like if I end up working out of town and having to commute until we move.
Mary - hmm... increasing nausea already? Maybe you'll get those twin girls you say the board needs. ;) GL with work.
Katie - enjoy your dinner!
AFM: the MW is thrilled with my numbers, so that's good. Apparently I don't need another blood draw unless there are any sings things might not be going right (like if the darn spotting continues).
Virginia - I hope the spotting stops soon! It sounds like your numbers should be back to zero in no time!
AFM - Yeah, nothing terrible yet as far as nausea goes, but it gets a bit worse each day. Kinda like where you have to swallow hard sometimes because it feels like your stomach contents are creeping up your throat, lol.. Gross, I know. I'll be perfectly content with ONE sticky bean, hahah. I'm already having a bit of a freak-out at the idea of being outnumbered. This pregnancy really feels very similar to Sean's so far.
Today, I broke down and bought more HPT's, just because it has been 12 days since I last POAS and I got the itch. It was SO great to sit there and watch as the line appeared immediately, nice and bold. No squinting at it from every angle and under different lighting to try to see the line!! :D
Yay for a nice bold line! I can't wait to hear how your first appointment goes.
AFM: I did crazy cleaning today. I did the bathrooms, kitchen (which I spent 7 hours decluttering Saturday), laundry (and our dryer is broken so I have to line dry everything)... it's been nuts, but it means less work this weekend while DH is home. I hope.
TMI I think I might be starting to get "AF" (really annov bleeding). The spotting has picked up a little but it's not really red yet. I'd really like it to turn into AF. Then we'll be able to TTC without going against medical advice. And I'll finally get that fresh start.