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    Yay! I'm so, so, happy you had a great appointment!

    I hope you don't have any more spotting though...I know it is scary no matter what.
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    Yay Nidia!!!!! I am so happy to read that all is well with baby! I completely understand how scary it is to spot, but it sounds like you have a very healthy and active little babe in there. Such great news!!!

    I hope all of your spotting is now behind you, but I hope that even if you have a tad more you will be able to rest assured that your baby is fine.

    Jina - How did the pedicure go? LOL about having trouble reaching your toes. Once you get to that point where the toes disappear, I say it is time to start treating yourself to going and getting spa pedis. What color are you doing these days? I went on a red kick for a long time, but last time I did really bright fuschia, and the time before that I did a dark blue, so I must be feeling more colorful these days.

    Jessica - Have a fun trip with your mom! I think you've told us before but my brain is mushy these days; where are you going?

    Lynn - How are you doing? How are things going so far? Any symptoms yet?

    ETA: Oh yeah, me. LOL Ummmmm.....not much going on with me today. Just glad that it's Friday (I know, I know, I've had such a long hard week at work...) I don't think we have anything going on tomorrow other than T's gymnastics lesson, but on Sunday we are going to help Jon's cousin move. I will sort of be helping...I am not planning on lifting anything that weighs more than a sack of groceries, but I can drive the car back and forth while they load and unload or something like that.
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    Well, just got back from my trip to the mountains with my mom. She didn't sell much, but we had a good time just hanging out anyway. Plus, we learned what we could do different next year. Tim left about an hour before I did on Friday. I got a quick text Saturday afternoon and he called me Sunday, so it's not like we haven't talked... but I KNEW this week was gonna be an issue. I was fine when I was with mom - she took my mind off of it, but I just walked in to an empty house and busted into tears. He's out hunting and doesn't have phone service (I'm not entirely sure how he texted me, maybe he got a good spot for a second). And I'm gonna be alone...all...week...long. I mean, my dogs are here, but..if I'm feeling like this already and I just got home??? Yeah, this is gonna suck.
    PLUS, I begged my friend to make sure not to leave me too lonely, expressed concern over coming home today (when I knew it was gonna finally hit me) and what does she do? Schedule herself to close tonight. And yes, she makes the schedules and yes, she can schedule herself ANYtime. I have great friends.
    I did have a wonderful time though. It was nice to chill with just mom for the weekend and not have to worry about rushing back home. It was cold and windy there, but.. we made it. She bought me some maternity pants ..which I felt AWFUL for. She's got two jobs, but this last check paid her rent so she only had like...300 bucks going to the mountains and it was her birthday so when she bought my pants I just felt like pure crap. SO, I paid for EVERYTHING I could while we were there. Anything she wanted to buy, all the meals, etc.. But, m/s was a constant companion on the trip. I puked the entire trip there, the entire trip home and some times in between. I got something from McDonalds and we weren't even 10 miles down the road when the ENTIRE meal came up. I know that's TMI, but I was like...WTF? I'm wondering if it was lack of me driving. She's a good driver, so it's not like she scares me, but..maybe I just need to drive.

    Anyway, hope you ladies had a good weekend. I'm off to go pout some more.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica - I'm glad that you had a fun time with your mom, and how sweet of her to buy you some maternity pants. I know that you feel bad, but just think of how excited I bet she is to be a grandma. I'm sure she loves to treat you when she can.

    Sorry that you are feeling sad and lonely right now. I hate it when my DH is gone for the evening when he has conferences and stuff like that, so I don't blame you for feeling out of sorts over a whole week. Is he somewhere where you guys could skype or do Facetime? I like to do that when I travel, every night when I go back to my hotel. It's more fun to see his face instead of just talking on the phone.

    So sorry that your MS is STILL giving you fits! I really hope it fades away soon....

    AFM - Had an okay weekend. For some reason I was really blue all day yesterday; just in a funk I couldn't shake. I'm feeling muck more positive today though, so I guess it was just a temporary down. Yesterday was my brother's birthday, but he was busy yesterday, so tonight we are going out to dinner with my folks and him and his wife. Every year for his birthday we go to Bennihanna's, which I love, so I'm super excited about it. This will be my second pregnant Bennihanna trip; when I was pregnant with T we told my brother at his birthday dinner at Bennihanna's.

    Other than that, not much going on. I went to the dr today because I had been having cramping around my cervix area all weekend, but the doctor wasn't able to find anything wrong and thinks its just constipation, so yeah, total over reaction on my part. I had myself convinced I was dialating.

    Anyway, hope everyone had a good weekend.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Alissa - WOOT!! Happy 19 weeks lady!!
    I get in those moods alot. I can hear a song - get reminded of something and immediately start to cry. Then I'm crappy the rest of the day LOL. Although, truth be told, I've never been a "happy" person. I do GET happy, but I'm a pessimist and always thinking the worst and that something bad is about to happen.

    AFM, I talked with my friend last night. She said she's gonna be available today. I haven't yet heard from her. I worked today, but Tuesdays are always super slow. I got some cleaning done at work (the girl that works for me just LEAVES everything for me to do).. I'm off tomorrow. I was kinda hoping that a buddy of mine from high school would want to hang out tomorrow but that doesn't look like it's gonna happen. So - I'm gonna clean this house. I think I say that every Wednesday though LOL.

    On a side note, does anyone have a recipe for Chili in the crock pot?? I made some last year and it was HORRIBLE, but I've been really wanting some chili lately...
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Thanks! I can't believe we are almost halfway done with these pregnancies!!!!

    Sorry your friend hasn't been around yet; I hope that she calls you soon.

    My chili recipe isn't specific to the crock pot, but I bet it would work in the crock pot just fine.

    1 lb ground beef
    1 lb ground pork
    1 onion, diced
    2 heaping spoonfuls of minced garlic from a jar
    3 cans Mexican Style stewed tomatoes
    1 can black beans, drained
    1 (small) can diced green chilis
    1 heaping TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
    Lots of chili powder
    Cayenne pepper (to taste)
    Paprika (to taste)
    Salt (to taste)
    Pepper (to taste)

    Saute onions until soft and see through. Add meat and garlic, and fry until meat is browned. Drain. Add tomatoes, chilis, and all spices and bring to a boil. Turn down to low, and simmer at least 1 hour before serving. Add black beans 20 minutes before serving.

    I just do it on the stove top, but if I wanted to do it in a crock pot, I would just put it on high until it started bubbling, and then turn it on low and let it stay on low for hours.

    AFM - I have been putting off googling "Fetal Development 19 weeks" all day, so I think I'm going to go do that now. Reading the weekly fetal development updates are like my very favorite thing about Tuesdays.

    Hope everyone is having a great day!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    I totally google whatever week I'm in, on Fridays. LOL

    Thanks for the recipe, I'll try it out this weekend. I think DH would LOVE to come home from the super duper cold to a hot bowl of chili.

    Well, he better - if he knows whats good for him..haha
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    I have a yummy crock pot chili recipe, in fact made it yesterday and ate leftovers tonight. It was really good. I'll try to post it for you tomorrow.

    ETA: I can't believe how close y'all are getting to halfway! Remind me when you each find out the sex...it's coming up soon right?

    ETA again: Jina, you're starting the third tri tomorrow How is the baby's room coming along?
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    Jess, I put that chili recipe on the recipe thread.

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    Thanks Lynn!! When I made chili a long time ago.. I didn't know that "chili" and "chili beans" were two separate things. LMAO Hey no judging allowed!! LOL

    My gender scan is on the 20th. I'm excited to find out what it is..but the closer I get to it, the more I remember the MW saying "The doctor is going to look really good for anything that could be wrong with the baby." And you know - I'm a worrier. I think I have proved that more than once.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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