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    Hey All! Sorry I was MIA yesterday, just super busy both at work and at home. Blah.

    Jessica - Ooooh, congrats lady. 14 weeks!!!!! Wheeeeeeee! Baby is the size of a lemon, I love it! I'm sorry that you didn't feel well yesterday. I find that I definitely have to eat regularly or else I feel like crap. Haha about the redneck festival. I live in CO now, but I grew up in OH and the biggest event at the county fair (that EVERYONE loved and went to) was the demolition derby. Awwww, memories. I haven't even been to a county fair since I moved here; I don't know if they even have them....

    That is awesome that they found someone for the other store AND that they think enough of you to have you train her instead of sending her out of town. Sounds like your time for putting up with Crazy Food Police lady is nearly at an end.

    Jina - Hope that you are feeling better! I still can't believe that your ILs sent their sick kids to your house without so much as even a "Heads up!"

    AFM - We have another busy weekend planned. Today I am going to have lunch in the Sukkah at T's preschool with him (I always try to make the class lunches when I can). Then today at 3:30 I have a prenatal massage scheduled. Aaaaaah! Then, I have to go pick up T from a playdate that he is doing after school with his best school friend (they are so freaking cute together!) THEN we are going to my ILs house for dinner in their Sukkah....which I am not looking forward to because it's COLD! My MIL said that if it is too cold, we will just say kiddush (basically like the blessing) and eat our soup out there, but that's still like a solid half hour to 45 minutes in a freaking tent out on the back porch. It snowed this morning, just to put the weather in context. LOL

    Anyway, tomorrow DH was talking about us going to a football game at his school, but now I am thinking that T and I will probably bow out because it's supposed to snow again tomorrow. Then Sunday we were supposed to drive up to Anderson Farms so we could do the petting zoo, train ride, hay ride, pick out some pumpkins, et cetera. It is supposed to warm up again on Sunday, so hopefully we can still go, but I am not going to go spend the day outside up there if it is still miserable cold and wet. So we'll see. FINALLY on Sunday night is the last night of Sukkot, so we have one more tent dinner to go to at DH's aunt's house, and then Sukkot is over. I feel mean being relieved, but that is 4 big family dinners in 8 nights - kind of exhausting!

    Hope you all have a great weekend!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Alissa - lol! Crazy food police lady struck again today. Grabbed my Doritos and rolled them up, started shaking them. She said you need to bring some cereal and a little milk and eat that. I said look, if I eat cereal I'll poop all day. She said oh, junk food doesn't make you poop? I said no, I'm lactose intolerant. She said when the baby is born are you going to feed it Doritos? Because that's what you're doing now. I turned around and was like yes, Doritos, and Chocolate and icecream and spoons and spoons of plain sugar. She said OH, you're getting an attitude now? You're so hardheaded... and she left. What's a prenatal massage? Anything different than a regular massage? I love when DH rubs my shoulders/back/feet/anything LOL, but he doesn't do it often. I can't believe it's snowing there already! We're still in the 80's during the day, but they say it's supposed to get cold in the next couple of days. I ....HATE....THE....COLD

    AFM, we're supposed to go to Peanut Fest tonight...and of course I get sick. My throat was kinda bugging me last night and I *knew* sleeping with the fan on wasn't a good idea, but I did it anyway. Today, around 10... I could tell it was getting worse. It's so loud where I work, I'm constantly yelling to be heard and I don't think that helped. I really hope it's just aggravated and not me getting sick.. blah. THEN, I get a call from my brother who says we need to "Talk" because if I want him to leave the house then he will leave. I'm not sure where that came from. I asked him to cut the grass, he said he had to work and I didn't respond because he always has some excuse. I mean okay, fine, you have to work, but he sleeps 'til like 2 or 3 in the afternoon before he goes to work and it's not like he works all night - he just stays out all night. Anyway, I sent him a text back. I'm not sure what to think. He thinks I want him out because of the baby. I want him out because he's not doing ME any good by being here except causing me stress. And realistically, I don't want him out, I just want him to do the dishes or cut the grass every now and then.
    Anyway, I guess we'll see where that goes. Yay, more drama!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica - Seriously, that lady is bananas. Bahahahahahaha about "spoons and spoons of plain sugar." Too funny. I seriously want you to stop explaining your food choices to her though. You don't owe her any sort of explanation. Don't feed the animals, you know!

    Sorry you're sick AND dealing with drama from your brother. It sounds like you and he need to have a serious Come To Jesus talk (that's what my mom always calls these kinds of talks; not sure why since they have nothing to do with religion or Jesus) where you tell him exactly what you told us. You don't want him to leave, but you do expect him to start acting like an adult and pulling his weight, and if he can't do that then you'll be sorry to see him go, but he needs to find his own space where he can do or not do the dishes as it suits him.

    ETA: Oh yeah, prenatal massage! It's like a regular massage, except I guess there are some "moves" in a regular massage that could be bad for the baby so they don't do those. I've had one other one when I was pregnant with T, and as I recall it was more gentle (less deep tissue) than the normal kind of Swedish massages that I'm used to.
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    What a weekend. I've been sick all friggin weekend. I actually feel better today, but I've been vomiting for two days now. UGH. I HATE throwing up, but I've gotten so accustomed to it, I carry a plastic bag around and throw up in that. We went over MIL's for dinner...she made chicken n dumplins and it came RIGHT BACK up on the way home. But I had breakfast and that stayed down, plus dinner from last night stayed down, but everything else from yesterday didn't. What in the world? Tomorrow, I'm with another girl from another store.. I'm sure she'll be super stoked about me puking every five minutes. I mean, I wouldn't really want to be around me right now either. My brother totally threw a curve ball at me about moving out. He says we don't spend enough time together (he's 20, I'm 30 and married and pregnant..what?) and that Tim doesn't like him and blahblahblah. OH and he said if he doesn't get the dishes dirty, he shouldn't have to clean them and he doesn't think he should have to pay rent because his dad still pays child support and he doesn't feel like he lives here AND he shouldn't have to generally do *anything* unless he is the cause of it. So, needless to say, the grass didn't get cut. I guess since he doesn't make it grow...? I want to smack him. I didn't raise him to be SO SELFISH. He doesn't think that he uses power, internet, phone service, water, eats and whatnot. He only thinks of himself. He's got a new girlfriend and I think she's filling his head with "Ohhh you can come stay here if things don't go well with your sister". Seriously? he told me that our mom and his dad (he's my half brother) didn't want him and now I don't want him and how it makes him feel like crap. I told him he's never home, like...ever...except to sleep and how does he know I don't want him? He said I mentioned him moving out like a threat. *big sigh* I want him to understand that I'm ready for my *own* life. I want to think about Jessica for once in my life, not my brother. He SHOULD understand that, he's selfish as crap, but he doesn't. In ten years, he'll have his own family and if I leave my current family to help my brothers feelings, then I'm dooming myself for life. He doesn't come first in my life any more and he can't stand it. Okay, rant over. Sorry. I guess I should try to go to bed. I had a good day today, we went shooting at DH's uncles house and then to his moms for dinner, where DH got PISSED and we left in a hurry but before all that it was good!

    Sometimes, when I'm sick I get so... down. Generally dealing with things day to day are easier than this, but for some reason my emotions are way out there.

    Jina, I hope you feel better by now?
    Alissa, I hope you didn't freeze to death eating!!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica -

    Sorry that you are having a hard time with your brother. 20 is an adult legally, but in many ways I think it's still mostly "kid" for many people, and he definitely sounds like he is acting like a big kid....which is too bad because you have enough on your plate, and you're about to have an actual baby to take care of, instead of a big 20 year old one. What are you going to do?


    Jina - Thinking about you lady! Don't make me release the hounds to go and find you.... Hope all is well.

    AFM - Had a good but very busy weekend. On Friday we had our last "tent" dinner. LOL Luckily my ILs only made us say kiddush and eat our soup outside, and then we ate the rest of our meal inside. DH wasn't feeling well, so he stayed home. On Saturday I did NOT want to go sit outside again for DH's school's football game, so T and I went to lunch and running errands with my parents. Saturday night I made some chili...it hit the spot on such a cold night! Yesterday was warmer, so we took T to that pumpkin farm and spent several hours there. He had a blast, and I had fun too, except that all of the walking and then carrying pumpkins through the pumpkin patch wore me completely out. I had SUCH a hard time getting out of bed this morning....So that's about it. Another week begins....lol

    Hope everyone is doing well!

    ETA: Ohmygosh, I almost forgot to tell you guys! I am going sho-ha-hopping today! Totally out of the blue, DH's grandma gave me a check yesterday to "refresh my maternity wardrobe"! Totally sweet! I was just telling someone the other day (not the grandma) that even though I have a lot of basics, I want to buy some warmer long sleeved maternity shirts because it's going to be colder for more of this pregnancy (since I am due in late March or early April instead of late June like with T.) I didn't say that to anyone who would have mentioned it to DH's grandma, she's just a sweetheart like that. So anyway, on my lunch hour today I am depositing the check and then going to Destination Maternity and Target. Woohooo!!!!
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    Alissa - how exciting to get money out of the blue like that!! I'm wearing my friends maternity stuff, but it works. However, I'm definitely going to need some "warm" clothes, obviously her pregnancy was quite warm because everything is short sleeve and a thin material. I can't complain though, it was free and she was a sweetheart for giving it to me. Hopefully you can find some cute stuff

    Jina - okayyyy, where the heck ARE YOU? We're worried over here!!

    AFM,
    Work was okay. I was definitely throwing up this morning, but managed to do it while no one was looking (or listening). Im at that store Thurs and Fri but tomorrow I'm in my OWN store. WOOT!! This girl is already a back up, so she knows pretty much what to do, I just sat around and watched her today. Lazy lazy Jessica...lol. Today I'm going over my (semi) friends house around 430. Between then and now I plan on sleeping. I might throw a load of laundry in the washer..lol. It is cold and rainy here...boo! But it's so nice and comfy underneath my blanket. zzzzz....
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica - Oh, that's good that you were able to just sit back and watch the girl instead of having to work too hard yourself. It sounds like you work really hard, so it's great that you were able to sit back and relax a little, AND do what they wanted you to do all at once. Bonus! Did you have fun at your friend's house?

    Jina - Seconded, we miss you. Hope that you are okay!

    AFM - Blah, I'm tired today. I would looooove to just go home and lay on the couch and watch a romcom or something. LOL Feeling extremely lazy. Other than that, not much going on with me. I am trying to find a babysitter for T for tomorrow night because DH wants to go to a play at his school. It is supposed to be funny, so I hope we get to go. I asked my parents but if they can't do it I will ask my SIL. That's about it.

    Come back Jina! Come back! LOL
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    Alissa, I didn't go to my friend's house yesterday. I felt too crappy to do anything but lay on the couch, plus DH had school until late so I didn't need to cook. I did, however, go over there today. I was close to tears at some points, we were talking about happy things and I was close to crying tears of...joy? I dunno, we were talking about our fantasy lives - what we would change and whatnot. It was a good conversation.

    I'm off tomorrow. I hope I don't feel too bad because I need to CLEAN THIS HOUSE. I need to do atleast 3 loads of laundry (and hopefully put those away, I already have two loads sitting here to be put up), I need to get the kitchen cleaned up.. I started on it, but figured I'll finish it later. I need to clean the bathroom.. the grass needs to be cut (still!) Our neighbor said he would cut it because DH put the brakes on his car for free..but it's been raining every single day so he can't cut it yet. Hopefully the city doesn't get called about how high our grass is again. Not much else going on.

    Jina...where are youuuuu????
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica, It sounds like a really stressful situation with your brother. It sounds like he's getting really insecure about his position in the house. Just let him know that you still love him and that the new baby is not going to replace him in your heart. BUT that he does need to start stepping up and help out. ((HUGS)) I hope he realizes that he's been a spoiled brat and starts acting more grown up.

    I'm sorry you've been feeling so crappy. Ugh. I hope you enjoy your day off.

    Alissa, Glad you made it through the tent dinner alive! I can't believe it SNOWED there! It was like 60 degrees here on Saturday and it was absolutely hilarious because a lot of people were wearing parkas! LOL Only in Texas do people pull out there heavy duty parkas in 60 degree weather!

    Yay! Your DH's grandma sounds like a sweetheart! Glad you got to go shopping and hope that you found tons of cute things! You'll have to show us some of the outfits!

    AFM, sorry I've been MIA. I've just been too exhausted to do much of anything. I've been sleeping 10-11 hours a night and am still waking up feeling like cr@p.

    I have an appointment with my OB tomorrow and I get to schedule the 4d scan so I'm looking forward to that.

    I finally got to see the crib I want to buy in person and I love it! I can't wait to order it. I have to start clearing out the guestroom so I can paint and start on the nursery but I just haven't had any energy. boo!

    Anyway...yep...not much has been going on with me. I hope you guys are all having a good day today.
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    Hiiii Jina! Happy 23 weeks! Sorry you've had no energy you're supposed to be in the tri mester with LOTS of energy! LOL As for my brother, I've been telling him "step up" and help our for YEARS, this isn't something new. Moms boyfriends, husbands, etc, all didn't like Stevie and I used to stick up for him, but now I see what they meant when they said he was disrespectful and lazy. The only way I get him to do stuff is to pay him, and I'm sorry but I'm not paying someone to wash the dishes when they live here. And we have a dishwasher! He's only really gotta wash the frying pan because it's too big to fit in there. I dunno.. when I think about it.. I won't be sad if he leaves. I really am ready to move on with my own life for once. I've always thought of others first, mainly helping my mom and my brother out before me and mom is doing well now and my brother needs to grow up. So, I'll be okay if he leaves. We won't have any money LOL but Ill be okay. My OB office doesn't do 3d/4d scans. There's a place about an hour from here that does, but Dh isn't too keen on going there. He wants a gender scan at 20 weeks, not 16. I should have NEVER told him it was 20 weeks. Crap! LOL
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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