Jessica, haha! white water rafting?! That doesn't sound very newborn friendly. I'm sure you will have fun being near the water anyway. :D
That's weird that her BF's mom is going with her. Are they close? I'm sorry she is once again showing that she's a selfish friend. I hope she realizes how selfish she is being before it's too late and she loses you as a friend completely. :bigarmhug:
Yay! I hope the m/s is going away for good! How are you feeling today?
Yikes! How scary about the flooding. I'm glad that you and your DH are safe. I feel so bad about the hurricane victims. So sad. Mother Nature is pretty freaking scary!
Alissa, thanks! I'll try to remember to take lots of pics. We're pretty bad about taking pics. Seriously....it's really sad. We don't have pictures of 80% of things we've done, places we've gone to or loved ones. :(
I know it won't be the end of the world...sure would be nice to have it all done though! lol I'm sure your DH will have that room cleaned out during his break. If not, start nagging him until he does!! ;)
Sounds like you guys had a blast in FL! How fun that your cousins decided to join you guys at Disney!! I bet you guys are all exhausted! I hope you've been resting and taking it easy. Hehe, glad you guys made it to the beach and had a great time even though it was windy. :D Did you take any pics?
AFM, I'm still tired all the time but I think it's getting better. I have my 27 weeks appointment, GD test and 4d scan coming up next week! I can't believe I'm going to be in my 3rd trimester soon. Yikes!
So....I think Hubby will finish painting this weekend and hopefully add more shelves in one of the closets and an additional clothing bar in the other closet soon. We also need to find a white fan/light to match the furniture. Oh and Hubby wants to replace all the windows and get a new AC and duct system since the AC is right outside the nursery window. I guess he doesn't want Baby Boy to have to listen to a loud AC. I ordered the crib, glider, rug and some art prints yesterday! I can't wait to get them delivered! :D So many more things to buy! Babies are EXPENSIVE! lol
Anyhoo, hope everyone is having a good day today!
Alissa - since you were gone, HAPPY BELATED 18 WEEKS!! :yahoo: Glad you had a good time, even though your schedule makes me tired just reading it LOL
Jina - HAPPY 26 WEEKS!! :clappy: Replacing the A/C system sounds like a pain, but how sweet that your hubby wants to do it for the baby!! I have a white fan that my mom gave me YEARS ago. I had an ocean themed room and she's super artistic, so she painted on each one of the blades something ocean-y. I have a starfish, a crab, a fish, a seashell....and...erm...something else. It's super cute, 'cause it's small... I have toted that fan with me EVERYWHERE I have moved..LOL
AFM, this is gonna be long. I have a lot of venting to get out. I went to Patient First today to get refills on my meds before I leave for the mountains. They gave 'em too me (it's my inhaler for asthma) but it took forever and they pushed me to go see my Primary Care doc. But I don't HAVE a primary care doc.. so anyway, then I go to pick them up and they don't have 'em because the fax never came in because the fax number they have is wrong. So I had to wait for that. Then I go to get lunch and order a chicken sandwich and get a bacon cheeseburger. Then I got home and the $hit really hit the fan. My brother texted me and asked me for money. He's supposed to stay home this weekend and watch the dogs since both I and DH will be out of town. He, obviously, expects to get paid for it. Well, I'm not giving him money for watching the dogs AND just handing him money today. Plus, I don't have any money today. I had to pay rent. Sooo, my brother threw it in my face that I'm ALWAYS buying stuff for me and when he NEEDS something I always say I'm broke. He said Tim bought stuff for his hunting trip and there's a brand new TV in my room. Uh..the TV is my MIL's..and it's broken. Tim was gonna try to fix it. He did buy stuff for hunting but he worked 30 hours of overtime last week and he's allowed to buy something for himself. I got PISSED at my brother, VERY quickly. So finally, I told him that after November is over, it's probably best if he moves out. He agreed. Then said he's not paying rent if he moves out AND I won't be getting child support. I already knew that, but I told him he's gonna have to pay half of the phone bill because right now he's only paying for the internet part of his phone bill. DH and I live paycheck to paycheck already and I'll be losing nearly 500 dollars a month with everything combined. I had already talked to DH about this about a month ago and he said we'll be fine and etcetc, but I'm concerned. But then again, I'm so glad he won't be here anymore. I mean he hasn't actually been home in like two weeks, but.... I hope he doesn't think I'm going to continuously bail him out like I've been doing. I don't want to cut all ties, but I imagine that's what will end up happening.
Jina - Aww, that's sweet that your DH wants a primo AC for his son. LOL In CO we have the opposite problem (you can get by most of the summer without AC if you have fans, but you need a good heater.) T's room was always really cold in the winter because it is over the garage which is unheated, so DH put in all new insulation in the garage that first year. Men, so practical! I think of things like cute rugs and lamps, they think of AC and heat. LOL I am terrible about taking pictures too, but I did take a couple on my cell (which turned out a little blurry I'm afraid) so I will post on the picture thread.
Jessica - I'm sorry that you had a falling out with your brother. I was a little confused; he expects to get paid to stay in the house he lives in and take care of the dogs he lives with? Huh? I hate to say it, but I think that getting out in the real world will probably do him good. It sounds like he needs to grow up quite a bit. As I have said before, grown ups don't get allowance. :) I'm sorry that you had a falling out though. I hope that once he has some time and space seeing what it is like to take care of himself, he comes to appreciate how kind it was of you to let him live with you.
AFM - I have spent the day being completely lazy and it was WONDERFUL. I watched "Beastly" and "The Vow" On Demand and read, and just generally took it very easy. But now, it is time to go do some dishes before DH gets home and thinks (rightly) that I didn't do anything all day long. :lol:
Jessica, lol...the fan sounds adorable! :)
How old is your brother? He really sounds like he needs a reality check. I think living on his own will do him A LOT of good. I'm really sorry that you guys are not seeing eye to eye on things and that's he's being such a butt head. I'm sure he's scared and jealous and thinks that he's being replaced by your DH and Baby. BUT, that's no reason to act like an @ss and disrespect you. I hope he comes to realize that you've done so much for him and that he's been acting like a spoiled brat. As for the money/rent issue, maybe once he's out of the house, you guys can find a smaller place to move to. Also, I'm sure not having to feed and give him money will make up for the difference. ((HUGS)) Everything will work out!
Alissa, LOL! I love that your DH put new insulation for T! So cute! :D I know! I've just been thinking about nursery furniture and decorations and M is thinking about such practical things! LOL...we make a great team! ;)
I'm glad you got to laze around and relax before having to go back to work! It funny how we need time to unwind after a vacation...:rolleyes:.
AFM, Not much going on here. I want to give myself a pedicure so hopefully I can still reach my toes comfortably. I kind of had a hard time 2 weeks ago. :lol:
So.. I've been well aware that I'm going away for a short trip with my mom for a few months now. I'm leaving tomorrow....and I have NOTHING packed. I did do a load of laundry yesterday - hopefully everything I need is in there.
...yeah right. HA!
Ladies, please send some prayers my way.. I started spotting about 40 minutes ago.. it's only pink but VERY scary. I'm leaving it in God's hands. I have my appointment at 4.. so we will see then. I will be so devastated if something awful happens.
**Seems like the spotting has stopped as of now.. but I'm still VERY worried.
Nidia - (((HUGS)))) I know that spotting can be so so scary, but also please know that it's not always bad news. I spotted for about 6 weeks (not just pink, but red and even a couple of clots) and baby is FINE. I know that doesn't put the worry out of your mind, but I hope it helps a little bit. Please keep us posted after your appt.
Nidia, I'm so sorry you're dealing with this. Praying you get good news at your appointment. ((hugs))
Nidia, thoughts and prayers for you tonight. Really hoping everything is ok. :bighug:
Lynn and Alissa, thank you so much!! Everything went fine. I'm going to copy/paste from earlier bc it's a little long:
Got to my appointment and I told them what happened. They say it's common to spot during the first trimester but that they would check me out. Urine was fine, my midwife said my blood pressure was up some but she understood why. Then she took out the doppler she said if we didn't find the HB not to freak out bc I was in the stage where you could either already find it or not but she said I was small enough we should be able to. She found it for like 5 seconds and then baby moved away! She tried for about 2 minutes to find it again and couldn't. So she said we'd move into the u/s room and check baby out.
Baby was all over the place! No wonder we only heard the hb for 5 secs. Baby wouldn't stay still! We were able to heart the hb then. It was awesome to see baby and see everything was ok. At one point baby had hiccups and it was so funny because it looked like it was jumping on a bed! She thought I was the last one for the day but then a nurse came in and told us there was someone behind me so we really couldn't play with it anymore. I'm just happy baby is happy and fine. I got one pic and even though it wasn't great because baby moving so much, it's still a joy to see baby growing and strong heartbeat which was 171!!