Hi Lynn! GO TO BED. lol
Today sucked. I had nothing to do at work (I know, what a horrible problem, right?) but it's boring..and I had nothing to take my mind off the fact that I was feeling incredibly sick. I did not throw up at work, but I threw up in the front yard immediately after getting home. I thought my phone was broken all morning - my signal would never come up and I called my carrier and they're sending me another phone. Then I talked to my brother (on the store phone) and he informed me that the tower we use out there by work (he works across the street from me) is down. Sure enough, as soon as I got home..BOOM signal. Whatever, I'll take a new phone. I am kinda mad because I did a master reset and lost ALL of my contacts. My pics are still in there, but noooo contacts. I don't know anyone's number except DH. Uh oh.
Anyway, I closed down and was ready to leave and another truck shows up..and loss prevention. I HATE seeing loss prevention. This guy is new (he's the one that fired the other receiver at the other store) and he'll stare at the cameras and whatnot for hours to find something. I know why he's there, someone said they worked 'til 7pm, but in actuality they left at 5pm. That's so stupid to risk your job for an extra two hours of pay. But anyway, he made me nervous so I high tailed it out of there. My boss came back from a meeting, we won store of the month AGAIN!! That's so fantastic. We've won it three times out of the past 4 times it's been available. Go us! Plus I get a discount card now, woot! So anyway, I'm gonna nap and try to eat something. I feel like I NEED to eat because I didn't eat but maybe two or three bites of stuff yesterday, but everything I eat makes me feel like crap or throw up so.. I'm not sure what to do. Even the thought of another cracker makes me wanna hurl.
Hope you ladies are doing well.
Katherine - I welcomed you on your introduction thread, but wanted to say hi to you here as well. So glad that you just jumped right in to the chat thread! I hope this ends up being your favorite hang out on PO again.
Jessica - Yay for a new phone, but boo for losing all of your contacts! Do you use Verizon? For the future, they have the ability to back up all of your contacts and data online for that very reason. Don't know about the other cell carriers, but I bet a lot of them do. I would FREAK if I lost all of my contacts; there are so many numbers and email addresses in my phone that I don't have anywhere else (except my online back up, thankfully.)
That's weird about that guy in Loss Prevention - do you really think that he's just needlessly sitting around just to get paid for longer hours? And he's in Loss Prevention? That's ironic and funny, but also dumb of him. LOL
Lynn - Haha about you staying up so late that you saw your ticker change. I don't know where you find the energy, lady! How are you feeling these days? Still a little nauseous?
Jina - Hey lady, hope you had a good weekend and are feeling a bit more energetic lately.
AFM - So Denzel did NOT come to stay with us. It's this whole tale of woe that came out when DH saw him on Friday, but basically DH said he thinks that he is "self destructing" which is awful, but we can't really do anything other than offer to be there for him. He seems to have gotten onto a wrong path in the last couple of months, and DH is trying to be there more for him to try to be a good influence in his life, but at the end of the day he is over 18 and DH can't make him be smart and do the right things. The good news is that he is all set to start school again in mid-January and DH said that he does think that he really wants to be there. The only question is if he is going to screw up his life too badly in the meantime. Hope not.
Other than that, had a busy weekend, and will have another busy week this week before we go to FL for the bat mitzvahs and Disneyworld.
Hope that everyone had a great weekend, and are all set to have a great week.
Krlauren, welcome and congrats! Glad you're joining in!
Jessica, I think that's a fantastic idea! Williamsburg and Virginia beach would be such a great babymoon destination. I hope it's not too cold for you guys to get out and do some fun things!
Yikes about the bride....sounds like a recipe for disaster. I hope everything works out for them. I feel bad for the groom...he deserves someone who wants to be with him 110%!
Yay for a new phone but that sucks about your contacts! I hope you can recover the data! I would call your service provider asap!
Uh oh...it is dumb to risk your job over a few hours of pay. I kind of feel bad for him though. Did he get fired?
Have you talked to your doctor about not being able to eat or keep anything down? Do you think you could keep down a protein shake or bars? Maybe some Ensure might help you get some nutrients you need. I hope you start feeling better soon!
Lynn, Hi Lynn! I hope you're having a good day today! Hopefully you got some sleep?
Alissa, Happy 17 weeks!!!!
That's really too bad about Denzel. It sounds like he really needs to get back in school ASAP! I really really hope he stays out of trouble long enough to make it back to school. He has such a promising future....I'd hate to see him throw it all away. I'm sure it's really frustrating and sad for your DH to see one of his students like this.
I hope you have an amazing time in FL!!!
AFM, Had a blast in Dallas. We did waaaay too much walking around though. My feet were aching sooooo much. Each step I took was excruciatingly painful. Ouch! I should have worn better shoes instead of cute sandals! The fair was so much fun but omgosh is was so freaking packed. The amount of foods stands they had there was impressive. This fair is MASSIVE. I thought it was going to be a decent size fair I had no idea it was the size of a 6 flags amusement park. lol
We stayed in downtown and our hotel was pretty awesome and very comfortable. We took the train to the fair so we had to walk around downtown a bit which was fun but scary too! On our way back to the hotel the bums were out everywhere. Every one of them had sob stories and I seriously feared for my life! Hubby was handing out 20's left and right it seemed just to get them away from us as quickly as possible (we tried offering a few bucks and they had the nerve to say it wasn't enough to eat!). Yikes! Next time I'm taking a cab!
The Dallas Arboretum and botanical garden was beautiful and the weather was really nice. Oh and The Aquarium was amazing! I think that was my favorite part! Anyway, I had fun but ate waaaay too much! lol Luckily I didn't gain any weight...probably due to walking around so much! lol
I hope everyone is having a great day!
Jina - Glad that you had a great time in Dallas! Ouch about the shoes though! I did that when we went to NYNY and we did sooooo much walking and my feet were KILLING me! That's kind of scary about all the bums flocking to you (and I can't believe they had the nerve to say that what you gave them wasn't enough! Whaaaaa???? LOL All in all, it sounds like you had a really nice time though. How fun to get to go on a babymoon!
Thanks for the happy 17 weeks! I am really starting to feel the baby now. I was laying in bed last night, and the little buggar was doing advanced gymnastics in there!
Hope everyone else is having a nice day.
AFM - Not much going on, just getting ready for our trip. Our plane leaves early early on Friday morning (7:10 am ) so we are staying the night at my ILs house the night before because they are much closer to the airport, which means I have to have everything packed and ready by Wednesday (adding last minute toiletries in on Thursday morning before work.) I still need to get a hair cut (my bangs are getting long and driving me crazy!) and I want to get a pedi since I will be in sandals a lot, plus I still want to see if I can find a cute little tie for T to wear at the party. Busy!
Other than that, not much going on. I meant to tell you guys (just because it was funny) - on Saturday night we watched that movie "Friends with Kids" and I think it was supposed to be funny, but I seriously cried the entire movie. DH kept asking what was wrong, and I couldn't tell him because there was nothing wrong, I just felt so sad and emotional. Hormones! Gotta love them.
Anyway, hope you are all doing well.
Jina - I'm glad you enjoyed the fair. Something that big, even though I'm still having m/s, I eat...throw up..eat..throw up LOL just to sample everything. Sorry about your feet, I've always been a sneaker person so.. unless I go to a wedding or funeral, I'm in tennis shoes. I'm mad that the bums were saying that's not enough to eat!! Um, haven't they ever heard of BEGGERS can't be choosers? LOL
Alissa - You're 17 weeks! How exciting! That's so great that you can feel the baby! I thought I might have felt something last night and this morning. But out of four times that I thought, only one was actually where I can hear the heartbeat. Most of the other feelings are a little higher up. I know just because I can hear the heartbeat in a certain place doesn't mean that the babies legs are elsewhere, but..I dunno.. just not quite ready to believe I felt anything. Even though.. I just kinda took a measurement and they're only about an inch away from one another.. the heartbeat and the feelings I mean. I don't wanna get too too excited about it and it turn about to be gas. I've heard people explain it as butterfly wings. What?? Who would know what butterfly wings feel like inside of you? I, for example, have never eaten a butterfly. Anyway, where are you hearing the heartbeat now? I am hearing mine about maybe an inch and a half to two inches up from my hair line, smack dab in the middle.
AFM, Worked today. I am supposed to hang out with my friend, but.. she worked last night and I haven't heard from her at all today. I tried to call her earlier but got answer. I know she's got a doc appt sometime today, but she didn't tell me when. I didn't really wanna take a nap, but.. sleep is calling.
Alissa, that wasn't our babymoon it was just a quick weekend getaway. We don't go on our babymoon til next month! I'm so excited!
How exciting that you're feeling little baby now! LOL I LOVE the feeling and it's sooo reassuring to feel them in there. Baby boy is getting pretty strong and it's gotten to the point where you can see him moving around in there and it sometimes hurts! Ouch! lol
Sounds like you have a busy few days ahead of you getting ready for the trip. Packing always stresses me out....I'm an over packer too so it takes me days to get ready for a weekend or overnight trip. I hope you guys have tons of fun on your trip and can't wait to hear all about it!
LOL...damn hormones. I totally went off and cussed out the pharmacist the other day. I hadn't eaten dinner and I was starving and the pharmacist was being a total condescending witch! I don't know what came over me...I just went off and called her all sorts of nasty names and started yelling at her. WOW. I've been pretty darn mellow during this pregnancy and have been laughing a lot more than usual and just simply in a good mood all the time so it kind of took me aback to act like that! LOL...I hope I ruined her night!
Jessica, LOL....I can just picture pigging out and running to the bathroom to puke it all back up and going back for more. Ouch...I think that would hurt after a while. lol I totally should have worn tennis shoes but it was hot and I just didn't think I'd be doing that much walking around...oh well.
Did you get to see your friend? I hope you had a nice evening.
AFM, I'm starting to panic a bit. We started on the nursery last week and haven't made any progress. M has been so busy that he has yet to finish putting primer on the walls. Eeeek! I really want to do it myself but he won't let me near a paint brush. Grrrr....hopefully we'll get it done this week so we can start painting.
I have to start shopping for my MIL and niece's birthday presents asap. I guess I also need to start thinking about Christmas too. ~sigh~ I swear Christmas is going to be here before I know it and I feel like time if just flying by waaaay too fast!
LOL...sorry for being so negative. Anyhoo, I have been having the hardest time finding a rug that I like for the nursery and I finally found one I like at Pottery Bark Kids! I can't wait to go check it out this weekend. I hope they have them in stock because I really want to look at it person first.
I hope you guys are having a good morning so far!
Jina - omg I feel the same way about Christmas! Every year I think I have all this time and every year - it's the last weekend before Christmas and I have no presents bought! I went into Walmart today.. DH came home last night and.. okay well he works in the shipyard right? He's an outside machinist and I have no idea what that *really* means, but I do know he comes home with a lot of boo boos LOL. Anyway, his pants in his crotch area were torn and he took 'em off said, we needed to throw them away because he can't wear them anymore. Apparently he very nearly lost his wee-wee(that's the new professional name for it LMAO) at work !! EEEK! So anyway, I went into Walmart because that only leaves him with two pair of pants and I am NOT washing one pair of pants at a time while he has the other one on. NOPE. So, I got him some pants and I was thinking...he needs some boxers, he needs some socks, he needs some tshirt, he needs a new hoodie... I kept grabbing stuff. Then I put it all back because he can get it for Christmas. He's already told me he wants clothes for Christmas. That's good news! I hate buying him things for Christmas because I always think I have this awesome, well thought out gift for him and he's always very UNDERwhelmed by it. Actually, I don't think I've seen Tim get excited about anything except fishing and hunting LMAO. He better get excited about this baby when we find out the gender. OR ELSE. *stomps foot*
I did go see my friend last night. She called me sounding very upset. Turns out the doc said she had an enlarged spleen. She wasn't sure what that entailed so I looked it up for her and told her everything it could be. It ranges from horrible (cancer) to an infection that can be easily taken care of. She said she's been feeling pain there for a long time now. I'm hoping it's not cancer, I would be devastated if she had cancer. She's the friend I frequently speak of on here about only wanting to be friends when it's convenient for her, but... I'd never wish anything bad on her. So, I went over there and ordered pizza (she never has any money to eat). She was crying, but had cheered up when I left. I talked to her today and she sounds fine. She's a strong lady, she'll face whatever she has to face. And I'll be right beside her, like I've always been. Her BOYFRIEND pissed me off last night though. He lives about 25 minutes away from her, if even that. When she got bad news and freaked out and started crying, HE should have been the one to go over there. HE should have been the one consoling her. Then he got jealous because I was there, doing the right thing for my friend. Yeah he definitely lost some brownie points last night with me.
On another note, I went to the store today and saved 61% off my bill by using coupons. That's my highest percentage so far. I was SUPER stoked and talked DH's ear off about it when he called during his lunch time. I know he was probably rolling his eyes, but I was so excited. I even have a miniature "stock pile" of toiletries in my linen closet. Very miniature, but I like to stare at it LMAO
Jina, are you close to Dallas? Dallas is my hometown!! Ahhh.. I miss it so much!!
Jessica, I'll keep your friend in my prayers. Oh and I wish I was an extreme couponer.. well at least that I knew how to do it better anyway lol IDK where I'd keep all the stuff!!
Alyssa, I bet you have been busy getting ready for your trip. I hope it's a good trip for you and your family
AFM, still don't have much energy.. so I've been super lazy and my house needs a deep cleaning.. hope I can get that done soon! Also need to start exercising.. hoping that the second trimester will bring me some energy!!
Jina - where are you going next month for your babymoon? I am jealous, I want to go somewhere fun with just DH and I. I doubt it will happen though; it's hard when you already have one. I agree, the holidays really are creeping up this year. So far I have only bought one present (a Leapster LeapPad for T) and thought of 2 more that I want to get. I always procrastinate until the last minute. I know what you mean about feeling like you are running out of time to get the nursery; I am two months behind you and I'm already stressing about getting everything done! Hopefully our guys will get on it soon.
Jessica - I laughed when you said that you always think you have a thoughtful gift for your DH, and he is always underwhelmed. I am always the exact same way!!! Last year DH and I decided to do homemade gifts for each other, and I made this homemade rootbeer that I thought he would be super stoked about. It was....AWFUL. Soooooo bad. I think he drank one glass to be polite, and then we ended up pouring the rest out. Oops!
I'm sorry to hear that your friend is so stressed out AND that her bf isn't there for her. I hope that she gets reassuring news soon.
AFM - Had my 17 week appointment today. It was good. My weight is good, bp good, the baby's hb is good, the uterus is measuring where it should, et cetera. I am still down a full ten lbs from my pre-preg weight, but my OB doesn't seem concerned about it, so I won't be either. I did have a tense moment when they were looking for the h/b with the doppler. It took her probably a good minute to find it, so I was freaking out a little. But then she found it and we were all good. OH and then he did this procedure where he looked at my cervix with a special camera that magnifies everything (and puts it up on a TV screen ) The reason was because during my first tri when he was looking for causes for the bleeding, he looked at my cervix and found this weird white spot, so he wanted to look at it again and possibly do a biopsy if it was anything weird. When he looked this time, it was gone, so that's fine, but during the exam my cervix started bleeding. Since it was being projected up on the screen, it looked like soooo much blood. It was pretty horrible looking. So now I have blood again when I wipe, but at least there is a good reason why. Other than having trouble finding the heartbeat and getting to see myself bleeding on live TV, it was an uneventful visit. My gender scan is scheduled for Nov 19 at 1.
Nidia - I was super tired and lazy during my first tri too, but am feeling much better these days. Here's to hoping that you feel the same way. You're almost there!