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    Jessica, I'm not sure if that's the norm everywhere but it's the norm here. Plus, I want to make sure the Pedi and I are on the same page before I let him near my son. lol

    Do you like fish? Eating fish is a great way to get some protein and healthy fats. Eggs and Greek yogurt or cottage cheese have lots of protein as well. How about tofu? Maybe drink some soy milk? Oh and instead of rice, try eating some quinoa or farro. They both have lots of protein and much better for you than plain rice. If you can't stand the thought of eating any of these things, you could also drink some protein shakes.

    Ugh, sorry your DH was acting like that...sounds like he was stressed and was taking it out on you or something. Hopefully he realized he was being mean and came home to grovel! Your landlord sounds really strict. Is he really going to get upset if he finds transmission fluid?

    AFM, I have an u/s and OB appointment this afternoon. I'm pretty excited to take a peek at Baby Boy. This is the last time we get to see him before D day! I have to have an internal exam today...not really looking forward to that part. Oh well.

    Anyhoo...not much going on today. I'm pretty tired. I kept waking up every hour and a half last night to pee and chug water. I guess no more sleeping through the night for me for a long long long time.

    I have to go throw dinner in the crock pot...I'll be back later! Have a good day ladies!
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    Jina, I do like fish. DH can eat it every now and again, but he's not a huge fan. I'm going to have to sit down and really think about "meal planning" vs just throwing something together every night. My landlord is a butthead. I don't think he's ever rented to anyone before so maybe he's a butthead because he's just really cautious, but still... DH said that transmission fluid is supposed to be drained out, just like oil. It's not like we just..dumped it out into the ground, when the Camry got tilted at an angle, some drained out. It's funny because he sounded kind of worried...and I'm not...and I'm the worrier! He came home in a much better mood...did some homework that I semi-helped him with and we were okay.

    AFM, this might be a little TMI but...oh well. I had to "help" DH take a shower last night because he can't get his hand wet and our bathtub is way too narrow to bathe in. So, we just took one together... towards the end I think I got overheated (he was taking FOREVER to rinse off) and I knew I had to puke. (Can you tell where this is going?? LOL) So I pulled the shower curtain back to get out and Tim held up his finger like..wait a minute and he turned around. I started bouncing my leg up and down and finally he turns off the water and he's like what? as I'm scrambling to the toilet. I only heaved some - nothing came up, but then I laid down for a few seconds on the bed and felt better. I know he held his finger up for me to wait so he could help me out, but..he was seriously about to get puked on! LOL
    I feel hungry all the time these days! It doesn't help that I generally get sick feeling after I eat. I just ate some Campbells Moroccan Chickpea soup. It was yummy. I want about 5 more now. LOL or maybe some chocolate. Or a cucumber with ranch dressing. Or or or....haha
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jina - Yay for getting an appointment with your pedi! I hope hope hope that Baby Boy stays put for at least 3 more weeks so that you can go. If not, would they really turn you away? Haha, when I met with my pedi before, it was literally just showing me around the office, and then about a 5 minute chat about general health philosophies ("Are you planning on breastfeeding?" "Yes" "Vaccines?" "Bring 'em." "Great!") and that was about it. LOL Having said that, I do think it's important to be on the same page with your pedi. For example, if you are anti-vax and he is pro-vax, that's bound to come up and cause tension. Stuff like that. So, hopefully you get to make it and make sure that he is a good fit for your family.

    Have a great time at your u/s today and post some pictures if they give them to you! I'm sure you're super excited to Baby Boy again one last time before he's born. I still can't get over how close you are now!!!!

    Jessica - Ugh, sorry that your DH was being kind of a butthead. I really don't know, but can your landlord even tell that they spilled transmission fluid out there? I mean, I'm not advocating just going and dumping it in the field, but since it happened by accident, is there any way for your landlord to even be able to tell? Hopefully it doesn't turn out to be a big deal. How nice of your mom and dad to pay for the car to get fixed though! That is super sweet of them!!!

    AFM - I forgot to tell you guys this yesterday, but I got the grossest spider bite! Right on the very bottom part of my baby belly! On Monday night, I noticed that the bottom of my belly was sore, but I was wearing these maternity pants that always roll down when I sit, so I thought it was just from the elastic rubbing that area all day, and I ignored it. Then on Tuesday night, I noticed it was sore again, so I was rubbing it and this time I felt a "lump" so I went and looked at it in the mirror (not easy to do because of where it is) and it's a big red bump, like the size around of a penny. Eeeeeeee! So I went to my GP yesterday morning, and she said that she thinks it's a spider bite that got infected. I was all worried that the spider "venom" could travel through my blood to Rocket (especially since it was right on my belly - I know that makes no real sense, but that's still how I felt) but she said that unless we couldn't control the infection, Rocket should be fine. So I'm on antibiotics and I have to sit with a hot compress on the bite for 20 minutes twice a day. I was so embarrassed that the u/s tech was going to see it and be grossed out yesterday, but she didn't say anything so hopefully it was too dark in the room to notice it.

    Hope you ladies are having a good day!
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    Alissa!! OMG I hate spiders! I posted a pic on FB that I stole from another FB acct of a banana spider - in a bag of bananas. Not at my store, but THEY ARE HUGE. And poisonous. AND HUGE. Then I couldn't stop thinking about it and was worried I'd have nightmares about spiders, but I didn't. Also, there was a spider beside my foot yesterday. I screamed like someone was cutting my ear off - DH came to save the day and freaking LOST THE SPIDER IN MY BLANKET. WTF?? He's a horrible spider killer LOL. And that's the blanket I always sleep with when I nap. *really long over exaggerated sigh*

    I hope it doesn't get too gross looking and I'm sure baby is fine!
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    PS - Jessica, oh no about having to puke after your shower with DH! LOL, naked, soaking wet, and heaving....I can just picture it. Pregnancy is so dignified...LOL!
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    OMG about gigantic banana spiders and spiders in your blanket. I HATE spiders - I would FREAK. It's bad enough knowing one was on me without actually seeing it. *Shudder*
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    Sorry if my post doesn't make any sense...I'm only about half awake. I didn't really get any sleep last night.

    Jessica, I hope your landlord doesn't find out about the transmission fluid. I bet he doesn't even notice...I mean, it'll fade with time, right?

    Glad your DH came home in a better mood and you guys had a nice evening. OMGosh about you having to puke naked in the shower!! LOL I'm glad you didn't puke on your DH. Ugh! Sorry you're still getting sick all the time Jessica...really sucks!

    LOL@ the banana spider. I have a mental picture of a banana with eight legs. I don't really mind spiders too much but M hates them with a passion. I can't stand bugs that can fly or jump. If I can outrun them it's fine...hahahaha!

    Alissa, yeah, the prenatal consultation with the pedi should be a quick appointment. They told me that he would not accept new patients w/o having the prenatal consult first, so yeah, he might turn us away! lol Plus, I need him to come to the hospital after I give birth do check out Baby Boy. I'm really hoping that he's a good fit for us...fingers crossed!

    Yikes about the spider bite! So glad you're okay and I hope the area heals up nicely!

    AFM, my u/s and appointment didn't exactly go as planned. Baby boy is measuring small. Like, in the 16th percentile. I wasn't really all that worried about it because I'm a petite person! I don't think my body would allow itself to grow a huge baby. Anyway, my OB wants to keep a closer eye on me so I go back on Monday for another u/s. They just scared the cr@p out of me because after the u/s they had me go into an exam room with a fetal stress monitor and they hooked it up to my belly to measure Baby Boy's heartbeat and for contractions. Everything looked good but my OB said that if Baby Boy hasn't gotten a little bigger by Monday that she might induce me at 37 weeks. Um...that's NEXT week!? I'm thinking and hoping that everything is fine and my OB is just being really cautious, which I really appreciate but it's scaring me a little! Anyhoo, Baby Boy is a little under 5 lbs and has a FULL head of hair. Oh and the fluid around the baby looked good as well.

    ~sigh~ I'm seriously trying not to fall asleep...so....tired....lol

    Hope you have a good weekend!!
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    Jina, sorry you didn't get much sleep. Could you not get comfortable or what? And WOW about being induced next week! I'd think for a smaller-ish baby, they'd want to leave him in there as long as possible to pile on some fat. But docs know better than me Hopefully he will have grown some on Monday, but ...really, you're full term at 37 weeks so.. whichever I'll still be when you let us know! LOL

    AFM, I think I might be getting sick. My throat kind hurts and it kinda hurt yesterday too. I bought stuff to make nachos tonight. I'm going to have chicken nachos and I'll make beef for DH. Work started off rough - I puked as soon as I got there and again not too much later. It was neon green foam. I think it's from my meds..they gave me liquid phenergan and it's neon green. The foam is probably because there was nothing to throw up except mucus from me getting all congested over night. Anyway, the pharmacy opened at 9 so I got some Zofran and around 930 I felt better. Well enough to finish out my day atleast. I have to work tomorrow for a little bit but DH said he's probably going to be off. I ...*sigh* I don't really like when he's off on the weekend. We don't get to see each other a lot during the week, so I am glad to spend some time with him, but.. I feel like I have to sit on the couch and watch Cops (or whatever) all weekend. I get SO BORED. Besides that, the house needs to be cleaned (as always) and Tim's idea of cleaning is NOT my idea of cleaning. I don't want to go overboard cleaning though because I want to save that for right before the baby shower. Speaking of the baby shower, it's in three weeks! EEEK! I'm excited but kinda nervous too because I invited some family that I don't like, but.. I think I "had" to invite them (it's my grandmother and my aunt) but they're soooo snooty and stuck up that they don't fit in with me or the rest of my family and friends. Anyway, the friend that was supposed to throw my baby shower sent me a text yesterday and said that I'm her BFF, just like a sister and she loves me. *really huge eyeroll* We haven't hung out, she hasn't called (except to tell me she feels bad about the baby shower) or anything, but yet I'm her bff. Right.

    Hope you ladies are doing well!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jina - Did your OB say why they would want to induce you at 37 weeks if Baby Boy hadn't grown a little by then? I agree with Jessica that not being a doctor, my first thought would be that the longer he can "cook" and have time to get bigger, the better. Does she think that there is something blocking his growth? Oh well, either way I'm sure it will be 100% fine and he will be totally healthy, but I can definitely see how that would freak you out. I also think there is definitely something to a smaller person having a smaller baby - DH is really tall and I'm a little above average (about 5'7) and our babies seem to be tall and big. On the other hand, I have a coworker who is 5' nothing, and her (perfectly healthy) babies were both very petite (I think they were both under 5 lbs) and they are still smaller shorter kids, just like her. I agree that I don't think your body would let you grow a baby that was too big for your body to handle, so it makes sense to me that you would have a smaller baby. But what do I know, I'm not a doctor. Oh man, I can't believe that your Little Guy could be here by next week!!! Time has gone by soooooo fast. I can't wait to hear about your appointment on Monday.

    Jessica - Sorry that you're not feeling well. I hope that you aren't sick for the weekend. I LOL'ed about feeling like you have to sit around with your DH and watch Cops or whatever. My DH is kind of a homebody like that too, and I'm soooo not, so after years of being together we kind of do our own things to a certain extent on the weekends. I used to feel that way though - like if we were home together we should spend that time together. Now I'm like "See ya when I see ya, sucker!" LOL (Okay, not really, but you know what I mean.)

    AFM - DH's birthday is tomorrow, so I have to stop and get a card on the way home. And I soooo don't want to be at work any more. I have reached maximum productivity for the week, and am now ready to coast through the weekend. Tomorrow we are going to this fancy pants restaurant for a 5 course meal (Ooooh la la!) with DH's parents and sister (it's also his parent's 35th wedding anniversary) so my parents are watching T (because who wants to have a 4 year old boy at a fancy restaurant with a 5 course meal.) I'm looking forward to some grown up time. I'm picturing myself looking very sophisticated in a LBD sipping martinis or something, but in reality I'm going to look like someone tied some flowy cloth around Humpty Dumpty and put a water with lemon in his hand.

    I think I'm in a weird mood today.

    Hope you both have a wonderful weekend!
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    Alissa, hahahahahaha, your posts have been cracking me up today. The idea of putting a flowy cloth on humpty dumpty made me laugh. I'm sure you'll have a great time though, LBD or not! Yeah DH always tells me to go do what I want to do, but most of the time I just want to sit at home. But I want to watch Food Network, so I can act like I'm eating everything there...LOL. He watches anything to do with law enforcement. We have more than one TV, but like I said I feel like I have to sit with him. I suppose I'll grow out of that.

    I hadn't felt baby girl in awhile... maybe an hour or something. I know she sleeps alot, but I went and got the doppler out just in case. I found her heartbeat - and apparently pissed her off because she started kicking me afterwards ...lol. I feel uncomfortable today...like my "down there" is heavy and full. Yes yes I know it's full of baby, but I wonder if she flipped or something because it just..feels big. I have this pair of undies that is real uncomfortable especially now that I'm pregnant, but I need to do laundry so I put them on anyway. And cut the top of them so I could breath. What? That's like...customizing isn't it? LMAO
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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