September Chat Thread!
How is it September already???
Katie - Very exciting! It sounds like an offer is imminent!
Sean is still on the peanut thing, but had some sort of reaction again yesterday. It was like 7 hours after his peanut dose, though, so I'm blaming the lunch we ate at Panera. He did okay with his dose last night, which I was worried about, and so far today has gone okay. He's supposed to go Thursday for a dose increase, though, so I'm scared. They say these reactions are more common early on, so I'm just hoping we can get past them and get to a point where he can tolerate a larger amount of peanut.
AFM - Lyme appointment in 3 days... Not that I'm counting down or anything.
GL with both appointments, Mary!
Wow, September? Here's hoping I make it through the month with nothing going wrong. I'd like this baby to actually come in October.
All the kids have their first day of school tomorrow. Raymond starts kindergarten, Alex goes back to preschool, and Oliver starts preschool. Eek. I think the whole day will just be set aside to figure things out. It's going to be pretty crazy.
ETA: just found a height predictor and had some fun.
Oliver: 6'4" (yikes!)
kind of funny, because at birth Oliver was my shortest and Alex my longest.
Out of curiosity I found another which predicted Raymond as 6'4", Alex as 6'2" (didn't go below age 4). I'm looking forward to family photos in about 15 years with at least 5 men towering over short, little me. ;)
All the kids are at school. DH took the younger two and I walked Raymond in. It was a lot harder saying goodbye to Oliver, heading to his first day of preschool, than walking Raymond into his kindergarten classroom. I can't believe how grown up Raymond is. And that Oliver is big enough for school.
Raymond saying goodbye to his brothers......Oliver off to preschool.......Raymond at kindergarten
(can you believe how similar Raymond and Oliver look?)
Sad news... I know she rarely posts here anymore, but Pamela is on my fb and she just updated that she has been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Wtf? So sad and angry for her. :(
Virginia - adorable! Sean's first day of preschool was yesterday and he did great! No tears and his teacher was proud that he already knows how to write his name. :). Oh and holy crap you're going to have some tall boys!
ETA- AFM, I'm sitting in the waiting room at the Lyme doc's office. Please don't let this be a waste of time/money!! He's wearing jeans... I'm not judging, just saying... docs usually wear dress pants. Hell, I'm wearing dress pants. Lol! I really do not care... just surprised me.
GL, Mary. I hope you get some answers!
Mary - I really hope the peanut thing works for Sean. Do you know if Calvin has an allergy?
Hope you find some answers at the Lyme doctor.
I have Pamela on FB too I really hope that the treatment goes incredibly well.
Virginia - Hope the boys first school day went well, did you get some nice relaxing time alone time?
Wonder how accurate those predictions are, if so Nat will be really short. This is what it said for Natalie "Your girl will likely be 5 ft. 1 in. at age 18."
Dana's first day of highschool was Tuesday, she has enjoyed her first two days, likes her teachers and has made some new friends. She loves the fact that she only has four courses to worry about.
Dropped off Natalie to her first day of JK today, she was in awe at the amount of kids in kindergarten but loved it, she entered the kindergarten yard (they are fenced off from the bigger kids) and started playing right away. When the bell rang she got in line then smiled at me and cheerfully said good bye. Can't wait until tonight to hear how her day went.
I am at work right now not much going on, just getting stuff ready for an up-coming convention.
I have been gluten free for 2 weeks and have see some improvement in my stomach and it's almost completely removed the foggy brain and fatigue. Mary have you considered gluten intolerance? My BIL is severely sensitive to gluten and got lots of really nasty side effects, far worse than anything I have had.
Amanda - I'm glad the gluten-free diet is helping you.
I think the predictions are probably pretty accurate. DH is 6'1", my baby brother is 6'2", and both grandfathers and DH's brother are 5'11" to 6'0". Oliver's might be wrong because they're still measuring him lying down which tends to overestimate. I'd guess he'll be closer to 6'2" than 6'4". And this baby sure feels long right now!
AFM: the first day of school wasn't perfect. Oliver has a temper and the school was a little surprised (not sure why because last year he threw tantrums every drop-off and pick-up for his brothers for a few weeks straight). He did a bit better today, thankfully, and he loves going. I hope he figures it out quickly and it helps his speech. He still barely talks (but can "read" books to himself from memory). We had bus issues, too, yesterday. Raymond didn't get off the bus until 45 minutes after school got out. I really hope they get faster.
34w tomorrow (or Sunday, depending on whose idea of my EDD you use). I need to start getting baby stuff out this weekend!
Mary - Hope your appointment went well...I'll be curious on your thoughts! Glad Sean is doing well
Virginia - the pics are adorable glad the boys did well, sorry about the temper though....I totally understand that! Both my boys have tempers they are triggered differently but phew they both have 'em
Amanda - Your girls are getting so big! Glad the GF is working!
Pam's diagnosis of breast cancer is just so sad I've been following on FB and it's so brutally unfair.
DH had lasik surgery today so he's recovering not that it's so bad he said really it's not. Tomorrow we go to NC but I still don't have an offer which is frustrating me. I feel like it's kind of silly to bring my whole family w/o an offer but apparently this is relatively normal. I'm not impressed but whatever. I don't get a vote LOL Here's to hoping my children don't do anything completely off the wall when we have breakfast with the senior VP and his family. I'd really prefer it not be one of those things that lives in infamy. I told the recruiter if they are still evaluating me as an employee I'd much rather come with OUT my kids...if they want me to evaluate the area I'd much rather do it WITH an offer. Oh well...time will tell!
Any news, Mary?
Good luck, Katie! Seems a weird decision on their part. I hope everything goes smoothly and the kids behave perfectly.
AFM: Thankfully, Oliver did a lot better at school Thursday and Friday. And Raymond's bus got him home 20 minutes earlier. Whew.
34 weeks. That was my main goal. Now I'd love to make it to 36 and then 38 and somewhere along the line get cleared for a vaginal delivery. But, at least at this point the baby's prognosis, if born now, is as good as for a full-term baby (after the NICU time, of course).
some pictures from yesterday:
just done with my camera's timer yesterday. I have to try to get DH to take some of me with all the boys (and Alex not sticking out his tongue). We'll see if it ever happens.
Virginia - Cute belly.
Just peeking in on my lunch break. Nat is on day 3 at school, and was happy to go.