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(but I hate the one ummm...witch who works there.)

Met with genetecist this morning everything is great as we already pretty much knew. (Only a 1 in 7000 chance that the baby could be Downs.) Yippeeeee! Said that he was not going to recommend that I have an amnio, which is wonderful because I already knew it was something I definately didn't want! But said if I wanted it I could, which I politely declined!

He then told me to set up an 18 week anatomy scan which if the baby is cooperating we'll be able to find out the sex! We come out of office and I go to make my u/s appt. and I'm speaking with a very nice recep. when the witch decides to butt in and tell me that they do 20 wk. anat. scans in their office not 18. We literally went back and forth on this about 5 times before she finally went to the gen. who confirmed that he wanted me to have it done at 18 weeks! {Strike 1 for her.}

She starts setting it up the appt. in the comp. and I mention that I also have to meet with my OB before then b/c I'm supposed to see him about every 4 weeks but they wouldn't let me see him until I met with gen. doc. so I should see him either this week or next. She tells me that she'll set me up to see him same day I have my anat. scan. When I explain to her that that would mean roughly 7 weeks between reg. appts. she keeps telling me no, it's only 4. The nice lady turns around to her and explains, once again, that I haven't seen Dr. C in 3 weeks! She actually grumbled and said fine. {Strike 2}

Nice lady asks if I'm in a hurry and goes and gets Dr. C asking if he can see me now since I'm already there! He says yes and I had my first regular appointment with him! It consisted of: getting weighed by the witch. I have actually lost 2 lbs now total since first appt. and when I commented she said, "Just wait until you gain 10 in 1 week and then you can complain!" {Foul} Then got bp, don't know numbers but low as usual. (good though.) Then he measured me and said I'm exactly at 14 weeks! Then tried the doppler but couldn't get the hb to stay so ran to see if u/s room was empty and it was! He wanted to ease my mind and let me see for myself. Reason he couldn't get the hb was b/c baby was swimming around like a lunatic! HB was 140! It was such a great appointment!

He then told me to come back in 2 weeks for my AFP (B)? (I'm so lame on all the medical terms.) and he would do another full appointment exactly like today including u/s!!!!!!! He also said if baby cooperates we may be able to see the sex! So either 2 or 4 weeks to find out and then I can shop and pick out stuff for the bedroom!

I go back out to the front desk and say I now need to set up an appt. for blood work and a regular appointment in 2 weeks. Witch starts arguing with me AGAIN, that it can probably wait until 4 weeks. {Strike 3, she's out!} Dr. C comes over hands her my chart, interrupts her and says, "I want her back in 2 weeks for the AFP (B)? and a regular checkup. Set it up for her!

I love my doctor!

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From 2/23/05

Hello everyone!

Just found out this very morning that I am pregnant! After waking up at 5:15 AM, from having a recurring dream of a little boy facing a wall, I had this funny feeling. Lurked around for about an hour while hubby got ready for work. He left, I took the HPT and it was an immediate POSITIVE!!!

Called him right away, and didn't answer cause as it turns out he had left his wallet on the kitchen table, which he never does and was walking in the door! I was so happy I burst out crying and showed him! He was shocked (even though we've been trying since August 2003!)

He had to leave but I got up, showered, ran to drug store, bought 2 more tests, took them home used them and all were positives! Made an appointment for doctor, and saw him this morning! He basically said I was 5 weeks pregnant and that I'm due October 26th!!! He said he would have a better date after blood test comes back, (which I also had today) and after my transvaginal sonogram which is 2 weeks from today!

Sorry this was so long, but I'm so excited and am just bursting at the seams to tell the world!

Really hoping to get to know all you mommies to be! Congratulations to all of you!

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From 2/23/05

Blackheads are ALL OVER my face! I never had bad skin until this past week. (Just before I found out I was pregnant!) Now all of a sudden there are all these little black spots on my nose, cheeks, and forehead.

No actual zits but everyone keeps telling me how splotchy my face is and that I must be having a boy....lol!

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Hi! I just found out I was pregnant yesterday, no symptoms, no nothing.

All of a sudden today I am starving and I have an incredible urge for this mushroom dish I make. Just took my first pre-natal vitamin this morning at around 8 AM and 4 hours later I'm like a fiend!

I just made myself my mushroom thing, ate it and am starving for more! This is first pregnancy for me so not sure if it's psychological, real or if the vitamins could have possibly brought it on.

Also....not to be gross but I've burped a couple times this morning and each time I have sort of a charcoal taste in my throat for a few seconds. Could this be from the vitamins? I've never experienced that before!

I'm taking Prenate Elite.

Too funny, box says "small film-coated prenatal vitamins". I got all excited cause I'm not too good at swallowing big pills, then opened them up and saw that they were still horse pills!

Oh well, I'm gonna learn how to choke these down pretty quickly!

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From: 2/24/05

I wish I knew someone else who was pregnant around my time! The only pregnant friend I have is moving 700 miles away in the next month!

That's one of the reasons I came to this board! I needed to be able to chat with other moms to be who won't get sick of the baby topics!

I'm so glad this is here and all of you are too!

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I keep saying I have no symptoms yet, but keep forgetting about the boobs, (maybe trying not to feel them!)

Mine are HUGE (they've always been big, but I feel like all of a sudden I have these 2 big balloons sticking out front. They haven't been too sore yet, but they've been itchy all underneath probably because bra doesn't quite fit right.

Someone on one of the boards suggested a sports bra to ease the soreness and said it seems to help. I'm gonna try that tomorrow!

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Hi! I'm curious if anyone has had a transvaginal sonogram or has been scheduled for one.

As this is my first pregnancy, I am not quite sure what this entails or how it's done. I know I should have asked my doctor when he scheduled it on Tuesday but with all the other questions running through my mind I didn't.

The only thing he did say was that this would give them a better estimate about how far along I actually am and when my "exact" due date will be.

Thanks!

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From: 2/25/05

Welcome Gail!!! I"m new as well! This is my first pregnancy but I know what you mean about the bloating. All of a sudden a pair of jeans that were comfortable on my last week were so uncomfortable this week. Seems like my bloating has gone down a little bit though. Thank goodness!

Anyway, Congratualtions!

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From: 3/1/05

Tara...

This is my first pregnancy so I'm no expert by any means, but just wanted to let you know this....

On Friday, I was cramping very badly, got so scared and called the doctor right away. I was told, "Cramping is normal, it can be associated with your uterus expanding. As long as there is no bleeding then there is nothing to worry about." {Not verbatim but the gist of the answer.}

I know you have concerns due to previous mc. Maybe you should just give your doc a call to maybe ease your mind or see if s/he wants you to come in for a visit. I would say not to worry, but I know that that's impossible.

I just hope everything is okay for you!

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From: 3/2/05

{When asked who else was feeling tired.}

EXHAUSTED!!!!

If I sit on the couch for a minute I'm out like a light! I cannot keep my eyes open!

It's so strange for me because up until about a month ago I was the one up until 1 or 2 in the morning and awake at 7 with energy to go all day!

Now I struggle to stay up past 10 and I don't get out of bed until 6 or 7.

If I wasn't cooking dinner right now, (while chatting) I'd be laying on the couch watching Will and Grace right now!

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From: 3/1/05

{When asked who was showing yet.}

I don't think I'm showing yet. Some discomfort when wearing a some pairs of jeans but I'm thinking that's just bloating.

My mil thinks I'm showing though and she's the queen of pregnancy, so I guess I must be...NOT...LOL.

Sorry, I'm a little aggravated with her right now!

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{When asked about work status.}

I'm another, "other - please specify"....

I am not an official mom yet, but I don't work out of the home or technically in the home.

When hubby and I got engaged I quit my office job as a marketing director and became the stay at home wife. After a while boredom started to set in and though I knew I never wanted to work in an office again, I knew I had to do something.

I watch my cousins 3 children (ages 4, 2, & 10 mos.), on Thursdays and Fridays. The rest of the week I occassionally watch a friends 2 1/2 year daughter if she goes out to meetings, etc.

I always wanted to be the SAHM and this gives me a chance to make a little bit of money on the side and keep me home once I have my babies. I can still watch the other children because they come to my home and I will have everything my new baby will need.

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From: 3/3/05:

I am very excited and this is a wonderful time in my life but I can't help feeling a little sad right now. When we found out last Tuesday and couldn't hold out and told everyone it was great!

We basically told our immediate family members and they passed the word onto our grams, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Anyway, that day and the following day the phone was ringing off the hook! Almost EVERYONE in hubbys fam called to congratulate us. I was so happy. However, almost no one on my side has called or even sent an email. It's a bit depressing. I have 7 aunts, 8 uncles, 2 grams, 16 cousins and other various family members that we see often and spend holidays and other celebrations with. Out of all these people the only one's who have even acknowledged the news was my cousin Biz whom i'm very close with, and her mom (my aunt and godmother) who sent an email after Biz had mentioned that no one else had called me! My sister calls me every other day to see how I am doing as well.

Now, maybe I'm wrong to feel like this. Should I be calling them? I've never been in this situation before so not sure if I'm in the etiquette wrong or right.

Maybe it's just the hormones, but I'm really upset about this and it kind of stinks that even my grandmothers haven't called me, yet I know they both know as does everyone else and also that my mom who lives 1 1/2 miles away hasn't stopped by to see me or even called to see how I'm doing. Everyone's been asking us for the past 2 1/2 years since we got married when we were finally going to have a baby and now we are and it seems (by their actions...or non-actions that no one gives a crap.)

Okay, maybe I'm feeling sorry for myself. I apologize to you all I just needed to vent and get it all out. Despite being exhausted last night thinking of this kept me lying awake for over an hour in bed last night. If I'm in the wrong, PLEASE tell me! Maybe they all feel I should be calling them.

Thanks Everyone for listening!

My reply to responses:

Thanks Andrea & Tea,

I am thinking about calling them, but at the same time, this is the way it's always been in my family. Since there's so many people, one person never makes all the phone calls, it's always been in chain of command. When I heard about everyone else being pregnant or getting married, or whatever it was from my mom who heard from my gram who was told by whoever. I've always called and sent a congrats card in the mail for whatever the occasion. (While I realize not everyone does this, it's just upsetting that almost no one has.)

When I told Biz she was the only one to call, she even said that that was strange and basically called the whole fam lame. I will call my grams today and see how they are doing and ask them if they heard the news, but for me to sit down and call 40+ people is just impossible.

Oh well, I guess I'm really the most upset that in over a week I've heard nothing from my mom at all. I thought she would want to be more involved and want to see how I'm feeling. Even if she couldn't stop by a phone call might be nice.

I know, I know, I'm having a "woe is me" day, again I apologize. I promise I'll be better tomorrow!

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From: 3/3/05

Have you thought about who you would choose and the reasons why? If you are not having godparents, why? (If you feel comfortable telling!)

I know it's still early but I've had mine picked out for at least the first 3 kids for a couple years now. Just wondering if anyone else has.

We've decided on my sister Amy for gm. Not just because she's my sis but because we are very close and talk all the time. I couldn't imagine anyone else being my first childs gm.

For gf we've chosen hubbys brother Matt. He's one of 5 kids, (4 boys), and Matt's the youngest and always seems to get passed over by the other brothers. He was my hubby's best man at our wedding and would be thrilled to be gf! He's only 19 but we know he will take it so seriously.

We haven't asked either yet, and are waiting for at least a couple more months before we do, but we're 99% positive they'll say yes!

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From: 3/2/05

{When asked about morning sickness.}

Have you thought about who you would choose and the reasons why? If you are not having godparents, why? (If you feel comfortable telling!)

I know it's still early but I've had mine picked out for at least the first 3 kids for a couple years now. Just wondering if anyone else has.

We've decided on my sister Amy for gm. Not just because she's my sis but because we are very close and talk all the time. I couldn't imagine anyone else being my first childs gm.

For gf we've chosen hubbys brother Matt. He's one of 5 kids, (4 boys), and Matt's the youngest and always seems to get passed over by the other brothers. He was my hubby's best man at our wedding and would be thrilled to be gf! He's only 19 but we know he will take it so seriously.

We haven't asked either yet, and are waiting for at least a couple more months before we do, but we're 99% positive they'll say yes!

I know what you mean about brushing your teeth! I was fine until last night when I was brushing! Didn't throw up but my gag reflex was on full throttle. Ugggg!

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From: 3/2/05

I was raised Protestant, hubby Catholic but we're both non-practicing. We want to have a baptism for the baby and are discussing what religion we should raise the baby.

We live in a HUGE Catholic area and I'm leaning more towards raising the baby this way but I know I'm going to hear it from my family.

Before I make my final decision though I'm going to attend some churches of different denominations around here to see how their Sunday Schools are and church community is. Whichever one we find to be the best for us we will join.

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Just wondering if anyone has experienced any comments or such since you've announced your pregnancy.

I've had 2 comments made to me that kind of irked me so far....

#1....(from my mil)...."You sure you only have one baby in there Em? Seems like you look a little heavier than you should at this stage for only one baby!"

#2....(from my best friends husband, who is my husbands best friend.)...."Oh you're gonna be a lot of fun at the Kentucky Derby, but at least we'll have a designated driver." {We've planned this trip months ago together with them openly knowing we were trying to get pregnant.}

Just curious...I guess I really just wanted to vent about it. Oh well, Life Goes On!

My reply to responses:

My MIL can be great but she also has a way of trying to make people feel like dirt sometimes. Was talking to my sil about this yesterday. She's had 3 so far and basically told me to expect this for the next 8 months. She said that with pregnancy #1...MIL repeatedly commented on the size of her boobs. #2....made all sorts of comments about how her skin was so bad. & #3....about how she should stop eating so much because baby was gonna be too fat. (Among other comments along the way.) Arggg...I wonder if her mom or mil was so critical with her 5 pregnancies and now she feels it's payback time...lol!

As for bf's hubby....I think it may be jealousy because they found out she may have trouble having children. Of course I feel badly and I didn't say anything to him about it but I just think some comments should be kept to themselves.

Erin...

I may have punched her.

I agree that the "finally got around to it" statements have gotten to me & didn't even think of that when I started this thread.

We started trying August 2003 and didn't get pregnant until this January. For the longest time we kept hearing, "So are you pregnant YET?" or "When are you two finally gonna decide to get serious about having a baby?"

Most of these comments were from family members who knew we were trying, but it just wasn't happening. Even my mother who when I told her the first thing she said to me was, "Well, I thought you would have been telling me this alot sooner than now."

Kind of took away the moment for me, but what are you gonna do?

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From: 3/6/05

{When asked if this would be the last pregnancy.}

This is our first and we god willing not be our last!

Hubby wants 8, (he comes from 5). I'm thinking more of 3 or 4, but who knows what the future will hold!

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From: 3/7/05

It's so early but the other night we sat down and started discussing names...

For a girl we both love Isabella (but we're having a hard time picking middle name.) I like Abigail but not sure yet.

For a boy my hubby has had the name Sutter Michael forever. I actually kind of like the name but I'm worried about the future when kids start to be kids and make fun of it. God forbid he has a stuttering problem is all I keep thinking. Middle name for a boy will definately be Michael though no matter what because that's the name of hubbys deceased father.

Well we have plenty of time and I'm sure we won't know for definate sure until after baby is born!

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I know just what you mean about evening sickness! I have no advice other than try not to cook dinner!

I went to a wedding on Saturday night and was mad we missed the cocktail hour so when we got to reception I ate my salad, hubbys salad, and then started eating off my cousins plate. Then came pasta and sorbet. Ate 2 servings of each of those. All of a sudden I start smelling seafood, (they were bringing out the main course) and I needed to leave. Went outside for about 5 minutes to get some air, thought I was better and came back to my table. My dish is sitting there for me with one of those metal warmer covers on it and when I went to lift it off I almost lost it! The waitress comes over, says, "What's the matter hon you're not hungry?" and starts to remove the lid. This poor lady, I slammed my hand down on top of the lid and in a not very nice way told her to leave it!

We actually had to leave the wedding about 1 1/2 early because not only was I so tired (which I could have dealt with) but the smell of all the foods was just turning me green!

Sorry for the long story but the night sickness thing made me think of it. Also, I really haven't been able to cook dinner for the two of us. I don't eat it and I can barely stomach through it. I feel bad but what are ya gonna do? I succeeded in making a big dinner last week but was not able to eat a bite, so I think he's gonna be eating a lot of take out for the next couple weeks!

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From: 3/9/05

Kimberly,

I just hit 7 weeks. I was thinking to myself early last week how I would love to really feel pregnant. (The only thing I had was sore boobs.)

Now I feel pregnant! It took a little while, and I should have remembered to be careful what you wish for! LOL

Anyway, all joking aside, I know it's hard not to worry and I did too and I'm hoping everything is okay with you and the baby!

Please come back and tell us how your appointment went today!

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That's great! I hope they're able to see it!

When I went for my u/s on Friday they told me they would be able to tell me the sex at about 16 weeks. Only 9 more to go!

Can't wait!

Good luck!

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I've tried and they seem to help nibbling on Saltines pretty much constantly.

I've discovered that when I get hungry, if I don't eat right away the nausea kicks in and then it becomes almost impossible for me to eat.

I only found this out yesterday when my sil said she felt this way with her third. This was after a full day and 1/2 of barely eating and a couple times of dry heaving. (I know gross.)

So now I have a package in the car, on next to my bed, one on the end table next to the couch and one in the kitchen. I am constantly chewing away at them and so far so good. SIL also said sour worked well for her too but killed her stomach.

Hope someones suggestions help!

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I have beasts, not breasts!

I'm normally a C Cup and in only 6 1/2 wks of pregnancy I'm just about a D. My old bras don't fit me without being extremely uncomfortable and I too have switched to sports bras.

I was at mil's today and sitting on the couch with neice laying on opposite side. She started bopping her legs and kicked me straight in the left boob! OUCH!!!

They are like these hard, round, sensitive bowling balls sticking out! Ugh! Oh well, just another joy of pregnancy!

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Well, I wanted to wait until I met with my dr. today before I posted all the u/s info because I was paranoid that something would be wrong. (No specific reason, just nervous for some reason.)

Anyway, last Friday, 3/4 we went for the first sonogram. They did an outer ultrasound first, (and had to pee like a maniac). Couldn't see the baby from there, she just checked my ovaries, etc. and everything was fine. Then she let me go pee, ahhhh relief! I come back they proceed to do the internal one.

She and hubby can see the screen but I can't. I'm getting aggravated and keep trying to turn to see the monitor. She was nice about it but kept telling me to relax and lay down. Finally she tells me not to move at all. All of a sudden I hear Swoosh, Swoosh, Swoosh. Instinctively I got up to look at screen and she's like stay still or I might lose it! I lay back, she finally turned the screen so I could see it and then showed me the little heart beating away as we were listening to it! I was absolutely amazed and surprised b/c I didn't think we'd be able to hear it that early! She told me baby was measuring at 6 wks. 4 days, which would make my due date 10/24. I got nervous b/c technically due date should be 10/19. She told me it wasn't exact and it could be plus or minus 4 days. So we got our little pics and we've showed them to EVERYONE! So exciting.

Okay, ff to today. Had dr. appt. at 2, this was the first major one and he did thorough check, pap, sat me down and talked to me for about 10 minutes to discuss everything. Said bp is low, which is normal for me and great for the pregnancy. Also, said cervix was perfect and closed, and said uterus was measuring at about 8 weeks. So he said we are going to go back with the original due date of 10/19 and that baby size is fine! He then sent me for bloodwork and didn't realize they were gonna take 7 VIALS! Oh well, went quick!

So everything is wonderful! I go back in 3 weeks for another check up, a genetic ultrasound and a consult with the geneticist (sp?). He said this is normal but b/c my nephew is downs they want me to do it sooner than later but not to worry about it, which I'm not.

Sorry for the novel, I've never been able to tell quick stories!

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Well let me join the club too!

First, I didn't think I was because I had no symptoms, other than sore boobs. Then I got m/s, couldn't stand the smell of almost anything. Had u/s, saw baby, saw heartbeat, heard heartbeat. Believed everything was okay. Now I have almost no symptoms, m/s is gone, boobs are a little tender but not like they were and even though I went to the doc YESTERDAY and he said everything was going GREAT I am convinced today that something is wrong because I'm not feeling anything. I haven't had any spotting or anything that I would associate with a problem other than my psycho thoughts going through my head.

Aren't you glad you're not alone in this? I shudder of the thought of pregnancy before the internet, LOL.

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I had heard that during pregnancy your sense of smell significantly intensifies. I never thought it would happen to me because I suffer from extreme year round allergies and even on all the meds I WAS on I almost never had a clear nose day. Now since I've become pregnant I've had to stop taking my Singulair, Zyrtec & Rhinocort. They say I can take any saline nose sprays which I have, but they don't do much and Benadryl which I won't because that will just make me really sleepy. So the past couple weeks I've been snuffling along, but it's fine.

Today, hubby opens the fridge and this smell just comes over me. (Smelled it last night but we were rushing to go to dinner with friends and had no time to dwell on it.) Anyway, I keep asking him, "Don't you smell that?" He is insistent that nothing in there smells. To me the odor is overpowering!

He just went to store and I literally cleaned out the entire fridge. 3 bags of stuff, that I'm sure are mostly perfectly fine but I can't even fathom the thought of those smells! He's gonna kill me when I get home!
Now I need to go grocery shopping! Arggg...the crazy things that come with pregnancy!

Anyone else experiencing this? Okay, I'm off to do the freezer now!

Sorry to make a short story, long.

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From: 3/13/05

{When asked about pregnancy brain experiences.}

Okay....

1. The other day I was standing in front of the mirror brushing my teeth and making a mental list of what I needed to do that day. I thought of #1, thought of #2, then completely forgot what #1 was. I've started to write things down now.

2. I sell alot of books online and this is really bad but totally forgot about an order I was supposed to mail out on Friday, then forgot about it on Saturday. It is now sitting in front of my door where I won't be able to miss it!

3. The regular walk into a room and have no idea what I'm doing there!

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For the last 2 years my hubby and I have hosted St. Patrick's Day dinner for our families, due to the fact that it's the only "holiday" we've been allowed to have. My mil used to have it but for the past 2 years she's been living without a kitchen, so that's how we acquired this holiday.

A couple weeks ago she told me that she was having St. Pat's this year. I told her no way, it's become my holiday and that's that. She started telling me the only reason why I had it was because she didn't have a kitchen, and now she does so she wants it back. I told her fine but that hubby and I would not be attending, as we would be having our own dinner at our own home. She thought I was kidding and laughed it off. I meant it though.

Anyway, shortly after we were having dinner at mil's and one of my sils asked me what she should bring for St. Pats. MIL was sitting there and I said, "Well ask her, because apparantly she's taking it over again!" She became all defensive and started going into how I could have it and she had just been kidding, blah blah blah.... (I know she wasn't.)

So, now I'm back to having it again. Of course all of this transpired before I started to feel crappy, m/s, etc. Now obviously if I change my mind, mil will look at it as if I've given in to her, which I definately won't. AND...on top of all this we're moving in 16 days and I've already started boxing things up so the place looks like hell.

Oh well, I know I'm going to have it. Went to the supermarket today and bought all the stuff. I am beside myself though at the thought of this meat and cabbage all cooking and smelling up my home!

Okay...thanks for letting me vent. I just needed to do that!

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From: 3/14/05

{Headache discussion}

You're not alone. Last week I literally had a headache for 5 days straight. Dr. told me I could take Tylenol but I still didn't want to and eventually gave in when I couldn't take it anymore. I've had a couple of them here and there since but I try to wait them out before I take anything and try some soothing Honey Vanilla Chamomille Tea (Celestial Seasonings). This seems to help a bit. I also got one of those eye masks that you soak in hot water and wrap around your head. Even though I look like Batman it helps!

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From: 3/12/05

{Strange foods & cravings conversation}

This morning I had pancakes, with cole slaw on the side. For the first time I think my hubby had m/s instead of me!

From: 3/13/05

this morning all I want is a big Chocolate Chip Muffin! Hubbys out searching for one right now! (Hee Hee Hee!)

Oh, poor sweet man...came back with chocolate chocolate chip, not just chocolate chip. Now he's off to get me the right one! He can be so cute sometimes!

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From: 3/15/05

Oh God...this may be tmi but I'm going nuts. I just went to the bathroom and felt like I had to bm, but nothing happened. I got up looked into the toilet and there was all this red blood. I called the doctor and I'm going in today to see him but I'm so nervous. It's 11:30 here and my appt. isn't until 1:45. Hubby is racing home from the city and I don't want to call anyone else cause I don't want anyone to know unless something is definately wrong. I'm sitting here sobbing and figured the only place I can talk about it is here. It sucks that I'm alone now and I have to wait 2 hours before I know anything. I'm freaking out. I'm sorry this is such a ramble but I'm can't stop crying.

I know this is gonna sound stupid but I'm not sure. There was no actual blood on the tp, just some pink from both areas. I don't feel any pain at all. I didn't even feel anything come out. I just knew because I looked. There isn't even blood on my underwear. I'm so confused and scared right now. Thanks for letting me know about the internal hemorroids I'm going to pray that it's that. But we'll see. When I called the drs office I started crying to the receptionist and she told me to relax and not stress myself out anymore, but it's very hard.

First off let me say that everything seems okay. Thank you everyone for all your support! It really means alot to me. Hubby came home and we got to doctor about 1/2 hour early. They took me right away and doctor spoke to us first asked us what happened and then explained that after hearing the heartbeat there is only a 5% chance of miscarriage. He did a pelvic exam and said there was no blood in my vagina and I did have a couple tiny hemorrhoids which he said may have caused the bleeding. He said that everything looked great though and is sending me for an u/s tomorrow at 11AM. I wanted to do it right away but he said that the fact that he just did a pelvic could cause a little more bleeding and if I had an U/S on top of that the chance of bleeding some more would be higher. He told me I'm on bedrest at least until after u/s tomorrow morning. He also said that the fact that I carried a bunch of heavy groceries up the stairs yesterday could have caused some bleeding but that I shouldn't worry and to just relax. I'm still a little nervous but I feel much better and will feel even better (hopefully) after tomorrows u/s. Thanks again everyone. I'm sorry I was so dramatic but I was so freaked out!

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From: 3/11/05

Name/Age: Emily/28
Edd: 10/19
Weeks along: 8 weeks
How are you feeling? Today I feel good physically, but emotionally it's freaking me out b/c I don't feel pregnant.
Pregnancy symptoms: Today, just some soreness to my boobs.

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Well everything is good! Which of course is great news. As soon as we saw the heartbeat we were very relieved! I was told to take it easy, not lift anything too heavy, do anything too strenuous and to get as much rest as I can.

I'm so happy and very much at ease! HB was 167 which amazed me because only 12 days ago it was 126. Also, the amount that this baby grew in less than 2 weeks is unbelievable!!!

Hubby is a paranoid man now though! He wants me to stop watching the kids that I watch and said I'm not allowed to go to the grocery store alone anymore or help our dog in the car. (She's 110 lbs. but has some leg problems and needs to have her 2 back legs lifted into my car.) I am also not allowed to walk her at all. It's all very sweet but seems very impractical. If he keeps up like this, October is gonna be a long time coming....LOL

Thanks again everyone for all your good thoughts and support. I really appreciate it!

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From: 3/18/05

So glad everything is okay! Believe me I know all about the mood swings.

The other day I was watching Lady & The Tramp. It came to the part where Darling was pregnant and kept shoooing poor Lady away. Lady didn't understand why she wasn't being taken on her normal walks and John Dear was being so harsh with her. I was bawling like a little baby! All I kept thinking of was how my Hailey might be feeling that way because I don't spend as much time with her since I've been pregnant. Too tired, feeling crappy, etc. She is my baby right now and is literally treated like one and is so spoiled. This is so dumb, I'm actually crying as I'm writing this, thinking I should be spending time with her right now instead of being on the computer even though she's sleeping.

These crazy emotions are making me nuts!

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From: 3/19/05

I've actually been feeling like this is going much faster than I would have thought. Maybe it's because I've had so many appointments in such a short time, but I can't believe I've already known for a month!

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From: 3/21/05

This week has not started out so great for me.

Both hubby and I got a stomach virus. Only he didn't get the joy of throwing up 6 times like I did. Now I feel better from that but my m/s is on full throttle again. I can't wait till this ends!

Hubby and I are fighting. I haven't spoken to him (other than incidentals) since yesterday and actually got out of bed when he came in last night and slept on the couch. He knows he's in the wrong and keeps calling me to see how I'm feeling, blah blah blah. I just wrote him a 4 page letter while sobbing over why I'm angry and how I can't stand that he feels that what's okay for him is not okay for me.

On a slightly brighter side, I took frost-bugs advice and went to Old Navy on Friday. I bought a bunch of stuff for spring and then went to Mimi Maternity and spent a ton of more money. Oh well, I'm gonna need this stuff, right?

I hope this week starts to get better!

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From: 3/21/05

I had a surprise nose bleed last week in the car which was quite gross. I'm used to them, but usually wake up to them in the morning and it's mostly because of my allergies. My mom said she used to get them all the time when she was pregnant, and that for her it was her first sign that she was.

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From: 3/17/05

Okay, I know it's a bit early for this, but I was reading one of my Pregnancy books and got to the part where they list what you should pack and it said a pair of glasses if you wear them because you cannot wear contact lenses during labor. It didn't elaborate on it anymore or tell the reason why!

I've been wearing contacts since I was 12 and have not even owned a pair of glasses since then, 16 years ago.

Has anyone ever heard of this? If so do you know why? I'm very curious about this because I do not want to wear glasses, but I'm blind as a bat, and I want to be able to see what's going on during everything! BTW...hubby has never seen me wear glasses except when we were little in school, before I got the contacts and he doesn't even remember me in them because I'd only wear them to see the blackboard!

Thanks ladies!

Makes sense that it would be for emergency reasons. I'm going to ask my doctor that since I wear the lenses that are night and day and can be worn straight for up to a week if I'll be able to wear them during labor.

We'll see what happens. I know it may seem like a stupid thing to worry about and I'm quite embarrased to admit this but I'm very vain. I'll be the woman whose water breaks and be putting on her make-up before I get to the hospital...LOL

Thanks again everyone! I'm thinking I'll most likely wear them, but tell my hubby that they are in, so if anything does happen he'll be able to tell someone to take them out if need be within 24 hours. I can wear mine for up to a week straight, (I don't but I could) and am okay if I fall asleep in them. I'll just be sure to bring eyedrops with me in case I start drying out and an extra pair!

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From: 3/22/05

For me it was strange too. I had been testing every week on the morning I knew I was supposed to go to dinner with my girlfriends. (We always drink wine with dinner...well now they do and I just stare.) Kept coming up negative, but when I was about 3 weeks, I woke up very early to a very vivid dream of a little boy. Took the test, and that was it, PREGNANT!

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At first I thought, or rather said, I didn't want to know. Hubby really wanted to know, but my doc won't tell anyone unless I give the okay. Either way though, I knew I'd never be able to hold out because already I've been window shopping. It will be so much easier and I won't feel bad spending money once I know I'm buying the right thing.

I was in Target today and just walked around looking at all the little stuff just dying to buy something, but was able to control myself. Only 6 more weeks!

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I'm so friggin' pissed right now. (I'm sorry, my Jersey accent is coming out.) I go today to my friendly neighborhood drugstore where I've been having prescriptions filled forever. My co-pay was $5 for years until hubbys union decided to change it and now it's $15. This change just went into effect a few months ago, but we've both had prescriptions filled since then and know that it's 15 bucks. That's fine, whatever. I hand over the Rx and the lady says, "You have a $70 co-pay." (Which is the price of the pills w/o insurance.) Of course I tell her there must be some mistake and hand over my new card to her. She's very nice and double checks it for me and again it shows $70. She tells me I should call my insurance company. So I take my Rx home, and call them. Apparantly, "Pre-Natal pills are not covered under our prescription plan", is what the lady over the phone said to me. So I say to her, well, "Before I drop off my husbands Viagra prescription, can you tell me if that's covered?" {My husband is not on Viagra but I wanted to find out if it was covered.} She tells me yes, that I will only have to pay the $15 copay for his prescription. Now I realize there is no use in arguing with the lady over the phone, I know she doesn't make the rules, so I thank her and hang up.

From: 3/22/05

Who the freak do I contact about this! Who do I complain to about this! This is ridiculous! How can they cover that but not this!!!! ARRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!@!! No offense to anyone who needs it, but don't you think the health of my child is a bit more important than some guy who needs help in the bedroom! This is so frustrating!!! I'm sorry, I just really needed to vent about this!

Thanks for listening to my vent everyone! Truth is I will wind up paying for them. I had been living off the free ones from the doc and ran out, and other than the charcoal taste when I burp (sorry if TMI) they aren't too bad and really haven't contributed to my nausea.

I am planning on making a huge deal out of this to the insurance company. Whether they are considered vitamins or not this specific brand cannot be bought without a prescription so therefore I feel should be covered by my prescription plan.

I know I really shouldn't complain about this, I know alot of women have it ALOT worse than I do and don't have any insurance at all. I just hate that they always seem to cover anything at all for the men and when it comes to womanly things, it's a chance. I know of many companies who don't pay for bc pills for women but will pay for Viagra. It just drives me nuts!

Thanks again for listening to my rant!

That has actually happened to a couple of friends of mine. It really sucks how they can pick and choose what's okay and what isn't even if a doctor prescribes it!

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From: 3/24/05

I hope I'm not jinxing myself but today was the first day that I was actually able to eat "normal" food before 10AM. I am just at 10 weeks now. I would get it in the morning, it would ease up in the late morning to late afternoon and then right about 5PM it would start back up.

I'm hoping for me this is permanent, but we'll see. Either way, I've heard that USUALLY when you hit the 12 week mark or so it's completely gone.

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From: 3/24/05

Right now I can't eat any Italian food which is hard because that's pretty much all I cook! For some reason garlic is completely turning my stomach! In fact I am making something for dinner tonight that I usually completely rub down in garlic but I actually left it out of it!

Also, tuna! I used to eat this almost every other day and now I can't even look at the can.

Any kind of creamy potato chip dip or dressing.

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From: 3/29/05

I've been so concerned because this is my first pregnancy and unless I wear only big clunky hooded sweatshirts (which would raise a red flag anyway) I definately have preggie belly. The last 2 weeks I went out to the maternity stores and bought a bunch of stuff because I couldn't fit into any of my pants and shirts just looked like I was trying to stuff myself into them. After hearing so many people saying that with first pregnancies they didn't show until 4 months I became very self conscious (and my mother in laws comments about how there must be another one hiding in there don't help!)
Now I try to accentuate my belly and I've been wearing alot of those Tee's that say things so you can't mistake there is a baby in there. When strangers ask me when I'm due they seem a little shocked but I'm trying to get past the point in caring what others think. (I'm getting closer.)

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From: 3/29/05

Just wondering if this is happening with any of you ladies.

I know it's normal to have to pee alot while pregnant but this seems a little unusual, (which it may not be but since I've never been in this state before I wouldn't know , LOL). I always have to pee. I mean always. I can go and 1/2 hour later I feel like I'm not gonna be able to make it to the bathroom. Each time I expect a massive flood to come out, but hen when I go, a teeny tiny trickle comes out! It's so annoying. I've had UTI's before and this is nothing like that. That's what I thought of at first.

It's just really irritating especially when I used to only have to go a couple times a day no matter how much water I drank. My hubby used to call me the camel.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone else is like this or if it's just me and something I should get checked out. Thanks

My response to replies:

Thanks everyone! Hoping that it is just normal like most of you said, but I will call the doc tomorrow just to make sure. I never really thought that a pg UTI may feel different than a pre-pg UTI. I guess that makes sense since everything else with my body is so out of whack

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From: 3/29/05

It seems that for me too most of the early symptoms are gone.

My boobs are huge, but not sore anymore.

M/S has been gone for almost a full week now but still having a few food aversions, (for some reason I can't shake not being able to smell garlic.)

I am still tired 95% of the time and could sleep at the drop of the hat.

I have to pee all the time.

I have this belly sticking out of me!

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From: 3/29/05

I was reading the weekly post and Netnie mentioned something about her baby showers and how everyone is telling her what they want to do and not listening to what she wants. This got me to thinking...

Where I'm from no one discusses baby or bridal showers with the one they are hosting it for. It's all supposed to be a big secret, (even though you know you'll have one, and you most likely know when it is.) The bridesmaids traditionally host the bridal shower, (with both mothers inputs and often final say even though they don't pay for it) & the mothers host the first baby shower.

Okay, now I'm sure some of you may think I'm acting like a spoiled brat and I apologize but here goes....

My bridal shower was a disaster. I found out all the details afterwards because I badgered my hubby and my best friend (who was my MOH) into telling me all the dirt. (I had sensed earlier that there were problems due to numerous "secret" phone conversations between hubby and BF.) Anyway, one of the reasons I picked my bf to be moh was b/c we are very similar, she knows what I like, what I don't, what I always dreamed my shower would be like etc. My mom and I are pretty much complete opposites. My sister is very much like my mom and also very different from me. I am the "froofy" one. I love make up, getting my nails done, doing my hair, buying clothes that I probably shouldn't spend so much money on, blah blah blah. They never wear make up unless it's a very special ocassion, the only time my mom got her nails done was for my wedding day and had clear nail polish put on, they both have short hair that they don't need to do anything to, and neither of them would spend excess money on clothing and just stick with the basics.

Now please don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to put them down b/c of this I just wanted to explain the differences. I am not trying to offend anyone by saying that.

Alright, back to my saga....when it came to my shower, everything that bf wanted to do my mom said no. So basically everything I wanted didn't happen. On top of everything my MIL was on my bf's side and against my mom. As much as I complain about things my MIL does we have a lot in common when it comes down to it. So now that I know talks of baby shower will be coming up I'm getting apprehensive. Hubby and I have already talked about it and he basically said that this time around he is going to put his foot down and make sure that it is the way I would have wanted it.

Then of course I get to feeling like a spoiled brat and that I should be grateful for having anything at all. (Which I know is true.) I also don't want to hurt my mom's feelings but she also always plays the hurt card whenever I disagree with her and will start to cry saying how she tries and she's a bad mom.

So I'm trying to decide what to do. I can either
A.) let them do whatever they want to do and have mom, mil and hubby all duke it out which will cause more talking behind backs and discontent between hubby and mil with my mom.
B.) flat out tell them what I want and don't want and let them do something but within certain guidelines.
C.) tell them I do not want a baby shower at all.

All of these options will cause problems but I know I have to decide on this within the next couple of weeks because I know they have already started the thought process.

So ladies any feedback would be appreciated. I would really like your honest opinions. Let me have it! I'm prepared to take it!

Thanks for taking the time to read my rant!

My response to replies:

Thanks Tara & Tea!

Tara...I'm leaning more towards setting some ground rules, but I know from my bridal shower my mom got po'd at my bf b/c she asked me for a guest list. (Which I thought was totally reasonable, especially considering that my mom wanted to cut out a bunch of my very good friends and only invite the friends that were in the bridal party.) That's another part of it, my mom doesn't have many friends, she has acquaintances and people she knows while I have tons and she doesn't believe that I can actually be friends with all these people and thinks they are really just people I know.

Tea...I just have to say, you're stories are always great and I love reading them! The funny part is that I wanted the champagne and strawberries and she wanted milk and brownies. My bridal shower was held in the ambulance corp in my town that had no elevator and certain older guests were unable to attend or had an extremely hard time getting to the room. There was no ac in the middle of August and all the pictures show the pools of sweat spilling off everyone. She had originally wanted to hold it in my aunts backyard which would have been just as bad but after seeing my guest list my aunt said no. BTW, my aunt lives an hour and a half away from everyone who was invited. Not convenient for anyone, she just wanted it to be cheap, even though she didn't pay for anything. My mil gave me a beautiful penoir and my mom stuck her nose in the air when she saw it. (It's definately not something she would wear, but I loved it.) Afterwards she made many comments to me on how tacky it was for the future mil to buy the outfit for the wedding night. She gave me a long Tshirt that she got for free and said NM Clean Community Day and laughed saying that as the mother of the bride it was her job to provide me with wedding night attire. I was mortified. I've never worn that shirt, but my mil's penoir is what I wore on my wedding night and I too have worn it on both of our anniversaries. (Too bad it won't fit this year, LOL).

I know I'm making it sound like my mom is an ogre and my mil is a saint. That's not true, my mom can be good with some things. We do not agree on alot of things but she is still my mother and I do love her. Also, my mil can be a total bitch when she wants but is also very supportive at other times.

I'm gonna talk to hubby again about it this week and see what he thinks we should do. I know he's gonna push for having the shower but making my mother see that what she needs to either work with me or him on it before making any final decisions.

Thanks again ladies!

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From: 3/19/05

Okay, I'd like to start this by saying I don't want to start a debate in any way or offend anyone if my opinion differs from yours, but it's midnight and I can't sleep because I can't get my mind off of this.

Here goes...

My dr whom I love wrote me a Rx to see a geneticist between 11 & 14 weeks of my pregnancy so that I can sit down, speak with him and have a genetic u/s done. The reason they want to do this is because my nephew, (my sisters son), has Downs Syndrome and they want to see if my baby may have the same or any other genetic "defects". I called and made the appt. today and am now kicking myself because I'm not sure I want to go.

My sister Amy, didn't find out until 25 weeks that Charles was Downs and that was through amnio b/c u/s detected a heart defect normally associated with Downs. Anyway, she was told by her drs that they could end the pregnancy and my sister calmly told them no. Charles is now 5 will be 6 in June, and no one in my family can imagine our lives without him. He goes to school, fights with his brothers, yells at my dog, tells me he loves me, knows sign language, I could go on and on.

Anyway, I'm having mixed feelings about having this u/s. As much as I want to see my baby again on that screen, I don't know if I necessarily want to find out if there are any "defects" at this stage of the game. I kind of feel I would rather wait until they do the blood test which gives you the percentage rating. The truth is, I love this baby already and have become attached. No matter what I will NOT terminate this pregnancy. I have already seen this baby twice! I've heard his or her little heartbeating! I've seen this baby more than double in size in 12 days!

Many people have had the gall to say that if Amy had found out earlier she would probably have been able to end the pregnancy because she wouldn't have been so attached. We've even heard, (not to our faces) of people saying that she should be ashamed of herself for bringing a child like that into the world. That he will suffer too much.

I don't give a crap about what people are going to say but I kind of feel I should just wait until they do that blood test that they regularly do. I don't want some geneticist whom I don't know sitting across from me and telling me my options that I already know. I just know that I want this baby, perfect or not. In all honesty I truly believe that even if your baby looks perfect on the outside, you never know, and you may never have that "perfect" child you always dreamed of.

I'm sorry to bore you with all this, but I think I just needed to vent it out so maybe I can go get some sleep. Thanks for listening.

{UPDATED}

Well, I just wanted to update everyone on this who responded.

Hubby and I have decided to go ahead with the appointment. Our main reason, and it's mostly mine, is that I would rather know and be able to prepare for whatever may come if by some chance there is a "problem".

I've spent the last 4 days with my nephew and he is awesome! He is so much fun and cracks me up! He doesn't get treated any differently than his brothers do. When he does something bad he goes into time out and gets reprimanded. He is a normal kid who happens to have Downs.

Now I'm actually looking forward to the appointment because they do a very high tech u/s and I was told that even though I will only be 12 weeks they may be able to tell us what the sex is! That's only one week from tomorrow!

I'm not going to worry about this. I love my baby no matter what. Like I said before, there are no guarantees that anyone will have a perfect baby!

I will definately be posting next week after my u/s to let you know how everything goes!

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From: 3/30/05

{In response to the question, "Was this pregnancy planned?"}

We had been trying since August of 2002 and month after month of nothing we (well I) decided to take the "if it happens it happens approach."

Well that seemed to do the trick because lo and behold, here I am, Pregnant!

I think that since I took the stress off of myself of having to be pregnant my body just decided it was time!

So basically, we wanted this, but when it happened we were completely floored!

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From: 3/29/05

I'm so excited because my nephews are here!!!! My sister lives in IL and I'm in NJ and they are moving back home this summer. Since the kids have the week off from school my sis and bil sent the kids here to spend the week so they could fix the house up w/o the kids underfoot. Yesterday we went to play with my other nephew and nieces and they had a blast even though it was a torrential rainstorm outside! Today I'm taking them to Chili's for lunch and maybe a movie afterwards depending on what's playing and how they behave at lunch!

On another note, hubby and I were supposed to close on our house this coming Thursday and due to the laziness and stupidity of the woman who currently owns the house it is being pushed back until we're not sure when. At least we had an open leave date from our apartment or else we would have been screwed. Hopefully it won't be more than a couple days, but who knows. I just left a message for my lawyer where I started crying at the end and now I feel like and @$$ but who cares!

Hope everyone has a good week!

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