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    Jina... lol, you're allowed to be grumpy!! I was thinking yesterday that to be so far along, I haven't heard any complaints from you except sometimes baby boy's movements are a little painful. I'm sure I'll be complaining ALL the time when I reach that point. I hope you get enough sleep tonight and can get rid of that headache.
    Alissa, like Jina said - your hubby deserves some serious brownie points for getting stuff done! DH and I are both huge procrastinators (sometimes his stuff just doesn't get done period), so no telling what this baby is coming into.
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    Bad news first - last night I had some pretty horrible pain. My stomach hurt at first like someone had punched me multiple times, then when I got up and walked around it escalated to my back. I was in tears, rocking back and forth and finally woke DH up to take me to the hospital. He had me sit down, I took some Tylenol and he rubbed my back. Then he put the electric blanket back there and turned it on high and after about 20 mins, the pain went away. Like, all at once. It was weird, but I was GLAD it was gone. It HURT. I know it wasn't contractions because there was no easing of the pain, it just plain HURT. Plus I threw up dinner - that helped my stomach, so maybe that part was some indigestion, even though it seemed lower ...around my belly button. I wasn't too concerned about the baby through all of this because I could feel her jumping around in there. Through it all, I kept thinking to myself..it's okay, she'll live by herself if I have her now. I know that's kind of sad, but it made me feel better.
    Good news - my dad is going to pay to fix my moms car. That specific car is currently at the house for Tim to drive because HIS car died, so in essence, dad is going to pay for Tim's car to be fixed. It needs a new transmission, so it won't be cheap. I didn't even ask him, my mom did. Very weird, they've been divorced since I was 3 and NEVER talk. Seems strange to me that mom called him about fixing the car. I know my dad would take her back in a second, but he still drinks and that was the issue years ago as well. Also, I've scheduled my baby shower for Feb 2nd. My mom and MIL are going to be in charge of it instead of my friend. I called her today, twice, and got no answer and no answer to my text. I may have hurt her feelings, but at this point - I need to start thinking about ME. Kinda irritated though because she did express her desire to make the cake and I specifically asked her to let me know if that's still gonna happen and she can't get 2 seconds throughout her day to text me or call me back and let me know?? She's off today, c'mon!!
    Only thing is, I'm registered at babies r us and walmart. I don't want to ask for big items from both places, but I don't think many people are going to put in the effort to go to babies r us since it's like an hour from here. Yes, they could get it online, but..I just don't think people are going to do that. I wish there was a way that if someone buys a pack and play from walmart, it would cross it off the babies r us website too. Eh. Anyway. Hope you ladies are having a good day.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jina - Wow, having to pick a peditrician at 6 months! That's intense! We just picked our guy because he's a long time friend of my ILs and he's close to our house (in fairness, he's also a really great doc and we love him too.) Good luck and I hope that you find a pediatrician that you like that is close and is accepting new patients. Do you have any friends or does M have any coworkers that could recommend a pedi in your area?

    Sorry that you are so tired and uncomfortable! It really is hard to get comfy and get good sleep when you're really big and awkward feeling. Only 5 more weeks to go though (if that!) I am so so so excited for you!

    I will definitely take pictures and post them when the rooms are done. When I got home last night, DH had put away all of the painting supplies and had cleaned the new room really well since it still had debris from stripping wall paper, doing primer, and painting, and did all of the detail work like hanging the shades back up and replacing the light face plates and whatnot that he took down to paint. Now the room is all ready for "The Big Switch." LOL

    We have a dresser and a glider that is currently in T's new room, that will be going in to the nursery. In the meantime, all of T's furniture except his book shelf will be moved from the nursery into the new room (we have a bookshelf in the new room that was there before that will be T's new bookshelf.) So, our plan this weekend will be to move the dresser and glider into the nursery, and move T's furniture into the new room. After that, T's new room will be all done except for the Avengers decals (apparently we need to wait 3 weeks until the paint is "set" before we hang decals on it) and the nursery will be all done except setting up the crib and putting away clothes and baby toys. I told DH not to worry about getting the crib set up this weekend unless he really wants to since we still have several months, let's just focus on getting T all moved in to his room. Still, I am soooo glad to be almost done. I was stressing about it, and now I feel much better.

    PS - I've been giving him backrubs every night that he works on the rooms. He loooooves backrubs more than anything else in the world. I know how to motivate my man. LOL
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Jessica - We must have been posting at the same time!

    I posted about this on our BB, but I'm sorry that your back hurt and am very glad that it feels better now. How strange!!! Do you think maybe it's just the weight of your belly putting strain on your back? Anyway, so glad that it's better now!

    I think it's muuuuuuch better that your mom and MIL are throwing your baby shower than your unreliable friend. I'm sure that your mom and MIL will both be committed to making sure that you have a lovely day. Your friend sounds like she could very easily drop the ball, so I think you are much better off this way.

    As for your registries, if you think most people will want to visit the store in person and not many will go to Babies R Us, then I would probably register for most of the stuff that you want and can get at Wal Mart rather than registering for duplicates. Like, only register at Babies R Us for the things that you can't get or don't like as well at Wal Mart, that way you don't have duplicates. The other thing you can do is manage your registries so that if you do have some duplicates, once you see that the item is listed as "fullfilled" on one list (meaning someone bought it for you) then you can delete it from the other list.


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

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    Alissa, you're right. I'll register most everything thru walmart and then everything else I want through babies r us. I may leave target out of it completely. A lot of walmart stuff you have to order though. Oh blah, this stuff is supposed to be fun! LOL

    So, DH got stitches in his finger and a tetanus shot in case the metal was rusty that he cut himself with. He was fine and gung ho when he got home. Today? Yeah, he's in bed, asleep. He's been in bed since around 10am. He says he feels really bad. I know when I got a tetanus shot, it made me feel like crud for an entire week. I hope he doesn't go through that. Plus he's on like..super duper antibiotics and I know they kick your butt until they really get into your system and level things out. They gave those to him in case the finger gets infected. I feel so bad for him, he's like a lost little puppy dog when he's sick. Very sweet LOL
    We do have to go out today though, so I think I'll go wake him up. Have a great weekend!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica - Oh man, I hope your DH feels better soon! That is no fun to be laid up like that. I have to get the DTaP at my next OB appointment since I haven't had one in a while, so I hope it doesn't make me sick!

    AFM - I am sooooo tired. We got T's room all finished today, but it took ALLLLL afternoon. I didn't expect it to take nearly that long with both DH and I working on it, but we also worked on going through his stuff and packing up toys and books that he doesn't play with or read any more to make more room. We did NOT get anything done in the nursery because we were both wiped after working on the bedroom all day, but at least the room is (mostly) empty now, and the big dresser that I can't move on my own is in there now. DH told me not to work on it yet because he wants to touch up the wall paint first, so I am going to wait on that.

    I'll post pictures of T's new room on the picture sharing thread.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Woohoo for getting T's room done!!! Better his room first - you still have a few months on the nursery. Did he sleep in there okay?
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Yep, he slept well except that he woke up earlier than usual...Zzzzzzzzzz I was soooo tired when he came to wake me up at 7:00 am this morning. Lately he's been sleeping in til almost 8 on the weekends. I could have gone for that again today. But other than that, no problems!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Jessica, wow, I'm sorry you were in so much pain! Ouch! I'm glad you're feeling better now but geez...what the heck was that? I hope you don't have to experience that ever again!

    How nice of your mom and MIL to offer to throw you a shower. I agree with Alissa, I'm glad your flaky friend isn't hosting the shower anymore. I mean, a shower is a gift and for her to offer and then never mention it again was kind of...weird and a bit rude. If she wasn't up for it she shouldn't have offered in the first place. Anyway, I bet you are going to have a blast! As for registering...I think you should just register at Walmart so it'll be easier for your family and friends. LOL about registering being fun...I found it to be quite stressful. I researched and re-researched everything and questioned my choices a million times. I guess that's what happens when you're responsible for a tiny little human being!

    Poor DH...I hope he is feeling much better today!

    Alissa, Love T's new room! I bet he loves his big boy room! You'll have to show us pics again one you get the decals on the walls. Doesn't it feel good to make so much progress? lol I can't wait to see pics of Rocket's nursery! LOL @ giving your DH backrubs. Smart thinking!

    Yeah, I might need to ask around but the place I'm waiting on a call back from is pretty much where everyone we know goes to...lol. I called them back and they're trying really hard to squeeze me in. They promised to have an answer for me by Tuesday. I really really hope they can squeeze me in...fingers and toes crossed! I have a feeling this is a small preview of my life. The preschools around here are pretty freaking competitive as well. I probably need to get on the waiting list like...now! Haha!

    Ahhhhh! You're one day shy of being in the 3rd trimester!!!!!

    AFM, I'm still very tired. We spent Saturday morning learning about labor and delivery and newborn care and Saturday afternoon taking the hospital tour. I KNEW taking the class was going to make me more anxious. I haven't really been thinking about labor and I kind of wanted to keep it that way! lol The instructor offered to let us watch some birthing videos and I declined. I don't need to watch a baby come out of a vajayjay...pics were enough! Oh and I had no clue that 10 cm was THAT big! I mean...geez! Anyway, it was fun to watch M change his very first diaper on the doll...so cute! I think he did a better job of holding the doll than I did. The instructor was like ugh...you probably don't want to pick up your baby by one foot...hahahaha! Oops...I didn't know I was supposed to treat the doll like it was a real baby. lol

    The hospital tour was nice. The nurses were all really nice and the labor and delivery rooms were nice and big and comfortable. The recovery rooms were also nice and private. The hospital also has a nursery and a level 2 NICU. A level 3 NICU is at one of their sister hospitals that only 10 minutes away. I feel pretty good about the facility and the chef there is supposed to be really good. Haha...yeah...I'm still thinking about food 24/7.

    We spent Sunday out shopping again. I'm so tired to shopping....I know, I thought those words would never pass these lips but it seems like that's all I've been doing lately and I just want one weekend to go do something else totally non-baby related. Thankfully, I am allllmost done. I just need to find a diaper bag, laundry hamper, vaseline in a tube and maybe some nursing bras and tanks. Yay! I'm going to post pics of the nursery as soon as I get M to install the curtain rod and the mobile.
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    Well, I had another one of those sleepless pain-filled nights. I woke up around 11 last night with my stomach hurting. It's the "big" part of the stomach, baby girl is still really low.. but the big part hurts. Like..not contractions and not vomiting, it just is painful. I have no idea what is it. I called the nurse last Friday after the pain from Thursday night and never received a call back. That irked me, but she ALWAYS calls me back, so...maybe I was just overlooked. I dunno. ANYWAY, I got up out of bed and sat on the couch (which hurt), so I lay down on the couch (which hurt) so I got up and walked (which hurt). The ONLY thing I could figure was gas. I had eaten some cabbage for dinner, amongst other things. I took a dose of Pepto. I know that's a cat "C" drug NOW, but before I took it I figured it was okay. It drops to cat "D" in the third semester. I hope I didn't mess anything up, but it hurt so bad! Anyway, around 1 in the morning, it started to go away. I had tried Tums, Zantac and Tylenol...so who knows what actually did it. Around 230 I went back to bed (I was laying on the couch until then). This morning I *feel* okay but I'm soooo tired, so I did all my work real early at work and then told my boss I was leaving when he got there. He's always really nice about letting me leave early as long as everything is done. So I came home and tried to nap - but FIRST I sat down on the couch and one of the dogs has nicely peed all over my electric blanket. So that's in the dryer now...and as stupid as it sounds, I can't go to sleep without it! I get cold on the couch because we don't use the heat much (we have oil and it's too dang expensive to actually keep it "warm" in here, so we keep it around 60), but I got hot in the bedroom. I like the blanket because I can put it on my feet, which are cold, but keep the rest cool enough to sleep. I hope its almost done drying. I'm exhausted.
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    Jina - LOL at picking up your baby by one foot!! Yeah, Im not sure I'm going to take a labor/delivery class. Im pretty sure the nurses know what to do... and I know I want an epi and that's all I want to think about right now! LMAO I think my DH would have declined seeing the vids as well - although, knowing me ...I'd be like put 'em in! haha. Oooohhh all this talk about a nursery has me acting real stupid. I told my mom I want a pink and white rug and some cute girly curtains for the bedroom/"nursery". I really just want to leave that room alone, just stick the furniture in it and be done with it. When we move, I'll think more about a real nursery, but I'm not SURE we're moving or when. My landlord doesn't know I'm having a baby though. I'm not telling him either. Hmph. I'm excited to see your pics of your nursery! I don't think I've ever seen Vaseline in a tube...??

    I forgot to mention, my "friend" finally called me yesterday (two days after I tried to contact her THREE TIMES) and said she got my message and she feels reaaaaaal bad because she wanted to be part of making the baby shower happen and etcetc. I listened to her...she said to give my MIL her number and they could get together on what to do. Honestly? The day OF the baby shower, my friend would probably be here a little early to help set up. But, that's about it. She made me so mad when she called acting all concerned because I tried to get in touch with her on FRIDAY and she's calling me Sunday evening?? What?? On a better note - my MIL has already starting buying stuff...lol. Just some plates/decorations, but they were cute. Plus she bought a bedding set for the baby. It's cute too. Pink and white with little animals on it. My mom gave me some stuff for Christmas for baby girl - including a stocking that says My First Stocking. She also gave me a silver spoon and a gold bracelet that she had when she was a baby. Yes, I said it. A silver spoon. LOL
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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