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    Sorry, I only have a couple of minutes before we leave to go out to dinner, but I wanted to check in really quick.

    Bahahahahaha Jessica - No rice! Surprise! LMAO

    Jina - OMG I just saw your ticker and it says "10 more days left" and it made my jaw drop. But then I remembered that you actually have like 3 more days left...eeeeeeeeeeeee! So exciting!!!!

    Lynn - I'm sorry that you're having such a crazy time at work; I hope it slows down for you soon.

    AFM - I am going to be at an all day meeting tomorrow and at least half the day Tuesday, so I probably won't get a chance to check in. Which is kind of nerve wracking because I'm wondering if Jina will make it to Wednesday night. Eeeeeeeee! But I will check in as soon as I can on Tuesday if nothing else.

    Hope you're all having a really nice Sunday night. I am! We are going out to eat!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Jessica, sorry your house got messy again. Tell your DH that he needs to help keep the place clean! Cleaning the kitchen while cooking is a great idea. I clean while I cook too. In fact, I usually do all the dishes and what not before I sit down to eat...but, then again, I'm a little crazy.

    @ steak surprise! I hope it was good....I could definitely go for a steak right about now. I'm sorry you've been so emotional. ((HUGS)) Baby girl is really making you work for it, isn't she? Hopefully once she's here you'll be back to your normal self. Also, it sounds like a date night might not be a bad idea.

    Alissa, I know! It's getting so close! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!!! lol

    I hope you enjoyed going out to eat last night and hopefully today hasn't been too stressful!

    AFM, I had my growth scan today and Baby boy has gotten bigger! He's 6lb 5oz today so he's put on 1lb 6oz in a month. My OB was really happy with his growth, though, he's still measuring small, especially his abdomen which is freaking me out a bit. My OB said it could be due to genetics but there could also be an issue with the placenta. So she said she wants to get him out of there soon. I also had an internal exam and I'm still only 1cm dilated but 50% effaced and my OB was happy with that. Ahhhhh! I get to meet Baby boy in a few days!
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    Jina I'm SO FRIGGIN EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I know you'll be completely and totally busy, but you MUST check in when you get a minute with PICTURES!! EEEEK! I'm glad your baby boy gained a good amount of weight and that your OB is happy with that. I hope the abdomen isn't an issue ..., but if it is an issue with the placenta, your doctor is doing good looking out for you (and I'm just saying, after 39 weeks of supporting a baby, if I was a placenta, I'd be tired too!)

    Alissa, hope your meetings went well. Since they were all day, were they super important or just something mandatory?

    AFM,
    Ha. What a day. It started off well enough - I got a phone call from my "friend" this morning at 530 am, which I automatically assumed was bad news. But it wasn't, she was on her way to work (and I was already at work) so she wanted to chat. She told me that my younger brother is telling everyone he was in boot camp and got shot in the ankle and had to be discharged. ....... when she told me that I seriously snorted out loud. My brother has never been in boot camp, nor been shot. He's posted stuff on Facebook about that as well - that he's a Marine and he gets tired of getting disrespected everyday when he's putting his life on the line. Seriously dude? You work at Walmart. I don't think he's "crazy" or anything, but ... I dunno, it made me laugh for a good five minutes. Two of my bosses were there today, one pretty much ignored me (which is normal), the other one had an attitude right when he walked in. But I still managed to have a good day at work. There's no trash on the floor or doggie pee at home, so that's good too! DH's dog is starting to become a real issue...even DH was mad at him yesterday. DH mentioned that we can move in with his mom (which we will probably end up doing) but the FIRST thing I thought of was - the dog can go NOW!! But he can't, because DH's brother and his family is still living there..and the family was the reason we took the dog in the first place. But, he was only supposed to be here a month or so. It's been almost 7 months. UGH.
    Anyway, I have a doc appt tomorrow. I'm going to ask about this weird pain that I posted about in April. I hope it's nothing serious. I like the MW at my OB's office, but sometimes I think she's blowing me off.
    Oh AND my MIL called me yesterday and told me to take the travel system and pack and play off the registry because someone bought them. WOOT! Just a few more days until I get a whole bunch of baby stuff!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Because I'm not emotional enough as it is - I decided to go to the TTCAL board and re-read all my posts. There are some questions mainly from Sept of 2011, then the ectopic from Jan/Feb 2012, then when I got the + in late June 2012. I see you, Jina and you, Alissa, BOTH answering me and trying to make me feel better on there. I wish I would have stuck around after my losses, you ladies have been a great support.

    But it just made me cry, reading everything I went through and remembering those emotions.
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    Jessica - Awwwwwwwww hugs! I'm sure it was really hard to go back and relive those hard horrible times. I have never really gone back and read what I wrote about my m/cs, but I'm sure if I did it would make me cry. I heard a song on my iPhone the other day that reminded me of the time period when I was going through my losses, and it made me cry. (((Hugs)))

    That's weird about your brother! I wonder why he would tell such a huge lie to people. I hope that he straightens up soon.

    What has your DH's dog been up to now? He sounds kind of mean, to be honest (the dog I mean, NOT your DH...)

    Jina - EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEE! Tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow!!!!! I second what Jessica said; I know you're going to be exhausted and busy, but please please please PLEASE check in as soon as you can after you have him. I am soooooo excited for you. I can't WAIT to hear all about it and maybe see some pictures (I know you don't like posting pictures of yourself, so I promise I won't be too sad if you feel too weird posting a pic of Baby Boy.) I can't believe that your journey is almost at an end. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    AFM - Ugh, I'm done with my meetings for this week, but NEXT week I have to travel to Atlanta GA and then Phoenix AZ in 3 days for meetings, and I'm so not ready (still have a lot to do for my presentations.) Ergh. Then the week after I travel to Seattle WA, for one day, and then I am DONE and I'm not traveling any more! Done done done!

    I registered T for Kindergarten today, and they told me that since DH teaches in the district, he is definitely in (even though we don't live in district yet) so that is that. I am excited for him, but can't believe that my little boy is going to be a Kindergartener!!!!

    I guess I'm having a baby shower after all. My SILs have informed me that everyone wants to have one, so we're having one. LOL Okay, but I have no idea what to register for, so I probably won't.

    That's about it. Hope you're both having a great day, and eeeeeeeEEEEEE Jina, tomorrow!!!! EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    LMAO Alissa...all your EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE's made me laugh. JINA WE ARE SO FRIGGIN EXCITED!!! LOL

    I just want to know why "kindergarten" is such a hard word to spell.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica, hehe...thanks! I will for sure update as soon as I can.

    That is so strange that your brother is telling people such a weird lie.... I'm glad you had a good day today despite your bosses not being the nicest. Oh and yay for no trash and dog pee!! LOL Good luck at your appointment tomorrow...I hope the pain is nothing. Oh and woohoo for more baby stuff! How exciting!

    Awwww....(((hugs))). I'm sure it was really difficult to read about your losses. I don't think I can handle reading my posts about my losses.... Those were some dark, dark times...I didn't really realize until recently how angry, bitter and depressed I was back then. I don't ever want to go back to that. Anyway, let's focus on your current pregnancy! You have a healthy baby girl and she's going to be here soon! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!

    Alissa, LOL! I know! I cannot believe I go in TOMORROW! Wow, time really has flown by....jeez. I will for sure share a pic of Baby Boy with you ladies (I'll probably delete after a few hours).

    Wow, sounds like it's going to be busy, busy, busy for a while. Hopefully the travelling won't wear you out too much. I'm sure you'll be glad when it's all over.

    Yay! for T being a kindergartener! I'm sure it's bittersweet to watch your little man grow up. ((HUGS))

    Oh and yay for a baby shower! I'm sure you'll get tons of cute things without registering.

    Happy 31 weeks!!!!!!

    AFM, Haha...we got to see the pediatrician this afternoon. He squeezed us in after closing time. He was so nice and I LOVE the office. The staff was amazing and the exam rooms (there are 16) all have different themes and the most amazing murals to keep the kids entertained. Haha! I thought of T when I saw the superhero room. The room had the hulk, super man and wonder woman and other superheros painted on the walls. It was seriously cool...I think T would have flipped!

    Anyway, I'm trying to do last minute things around the house and was really hoping to have a relaxing day tomorrow but we still have some errands to run. Oh well...I think my carefree days are OVAH!!! I'm starting to freak a little bit. LOL

    I'll try to check in tomorrow but if I don't, I will for sure check in as soon as I can!
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    Jina, tons of best wishes for an awesome birth experience for you!! I'll be watching for your update and to make sure I don't miss your pics! Hope you can get some rest tonight...I've not had that experience but I seriously don't think I could sleep the night before knowing tomorrow was the start to meeting my baby. I also forgot to post earlier that I love your nursery! Great job!

    Alissa, that's a lot of traveling...I'm sure you'll be glad to get it behind you. Yay for getting T set up for kindergarten. DH and I are trying to decide about DS1 still. He will be old enough to start this year too. But I was already on the fence about his readiness and just found out they are changing the cut off date to August 1st. Colin's birthday is July 31st so he'll be the youngest in his class. I'm really leaning toward putting him in a 5 day week preschool in the fall and starting K next year. I've actually got to call the preschool this week to check on enrollment requirements and availability.

    Jessica, I didn't see your post in April about the pain but sorry to hear you're having trouble. Hope you can get some answers at your appointment. Yay for getting more big items on your registry. You'll have to share pics of all your shower gifts when the time comes.
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    Lynn, not that I remember being so young - but I DO know my birthday always fell the day of cut off of going into kindergarten. I'm not entirely sure I was super bright that early, but I sure was enrolled and I've ALWAYS been the youngest kid in the class because of it. However, if you don't feel your son is ready, then I wouldn't put him in - only because if he narrowly scrapes by, how is 1st grade going to go and etc? And thanks about the good luck. The pain is kinda weird, it's definitely an "external" pain, which is why I haven't been freaked out TOO much about it, but it's right in the front of my hoo-hah (haha), almost like someone rubbed it too hard and it got sore and swollen. It's most painful when I've been sitting in a certain position and then I change position. Like standing up - or rolling over in bed has been super fun the past couple of days. It only started hurting Saturday...and I know DH and I DTD so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. Although, he didn't rub it up front...? And it's not my "hole" that hurts...? Anyway, that's a bit of TMI for ya first thing in the morning! LOL

    Alissa, I'm glad you're getting a baby shower. Even though alot of stuff can be reused, it's always fun getting new stuff. I have this really bad habit - if I'm buying for OTHER people, I have no problem spending money. But if I'm buying for me, I'm constantly putting back and not grabbing stuff. I have been super worried about this pregnancy, so that's stopping me too but, I feel like the baby is still "me" in a way, so ... I am super grateful that people are giving me stuff, because I seriously think she'd pop out with nothing but perhaps a car seat.

    AFM, DH came home with this huge bag of baby girl clothes. He called me on the way home - I informed him that I had gone ahead and done our taxes (before he met me, he used to pay to get them done and he didn't have anything to itemize or ANYTHING hard and it blew my mind that he did that) and he hesitated on replying. I said whats wrong? He's like... a classmate of mine gave me some baby clothes. I said....okay? Anyway, he got home and explained to me that he was worried that since she just up and gave him all these clothes (apparently they are her nieces, her kids are almost grown) that I'd think he was messing around with her. Can I just say that I felt like the world's hugest @ss?? I didn't give him a hard time about the clothes, it didn't even cross my mind - but it kind of made me realize that I might - okay, that I do over analyze everything. He's done nothing but try to love me and be there for me - he's out telling everyone that he's about to be a new dad, and I'm being stupid at home, worrying, because of something someone ELSE did to me. I have GOT to stop.
    Anyway, the clothes are cute - super small and most of them are 3-6 months. There is a receipt in there from babysrus - and a separate bag, so I think she did go buy those things, but there was only 3 things in there, the rest of the bag was packed with used clothes...but they are clean. I'll probably wash them again. Tim was looking at the clothes as I pulled them out...he had the strangest look on his face. I guess it's getting closer to that "time" when both of us will FINALLY realize we're going to have a daughter.
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    Jina - Oooooooh, today is the day!!!! How did you sleep last night? Haha, I seriously thought about you the second I opened my eyes this morning. I hope that doesn't sound weird. I just can't wait to hear about Baby Boy. And yes, I think your relaxing days are over, at least for a little while until you get back into the swing of things. I am hope hope hoping for you that you have an easy and pain free labor and that Baby Boy is a very easy baby. I'm totally tearing up right now knowing that you are so close to having him in your arms at long last! ((((HUGS))))) <---Happy Emotional Hug

    I'm so glad that you got to meet your OB before Baby Boy was born!!!! Yay, so happy that worked out, and that you like him and his office. Yes, I think T would flip for all of those super heros. Our OB has dinosaurs in his rooms, but super heros would be even better.

    Lynn - I agree with Jessica. The fact that he is literally ONE DAY before the cut off would make me really think about it. I don't think that it's a done deal that he would fall behind (like Jessica, I have a summer birthday - July 9- so I was always one of the younger kids in my class, and I was fine) but if you are worried about his readiness anyway, I think it's fine to wait a year if you think that is better. Does your school offer any sort of pre-K screening? I guess sometime in April our school has a day where you and your child meet with your assigned teacher and some "experts" in different fields to determine where your kid is in prep for K. They said that they don't turn anyone who meets the age requirement away for not being "prepared" but it gives them a good idea of what they may want to focus on and work on during the upcoming school year, and also they give recommendations for things that you can work on in the meantime to help get your child more "prepared." If your school does that, that may give you a better idea of where the teachers think that your DS falls, and either give you more comfort that he is going to be okay if you send him this year, or if they say he has a ton of work, maybe wait the year. At our school it is for all sorts of things, including social and developmental, not just academics like "how high can he count." Anyway, I'm sure whatever you decide will be fine. Let us know what you decide to do!

    Jessica - Awwwwww, that's totally sweet that your DH brought home clothes and that watching you go through them made it more real for him. I bet he's starting to get nervous, but excited too. I think it's great too that you are thinking about your trust issues and recognizing that you can't blame your DH because somebody else hurt you (although I think that is human nature to do.) Hopefully this will bring you closer together with your DH as you realize that you really *can* trust him to be there for you and for your beautiful daughter. ((((HUGS)))) <---also a happy emotional hug, that's the kind of mood I'm in.

    AFM - I am looking for input. I was crunching the numbers in my head last night, and money is going to be tighter this year because of having two kids (duh, I can't believe this is just now entering into my head to worry about...lol) We are pretty comfortable as is, but I'm thinking once new baby is here and I go back to work, because of day care costs, we are going to have to tighten the old belts. So I'm trying to think of ways that I can save money. I'm canceling my spa membership (*sob*) and making a commitment to bring my lunch and breakfast to work every day instead of "oh, I can stop somewhere just this once" allll of the time, and putting a moratorium on take out (*sob*) Other than that, I'm not sure where to cut corners. I'm not a huge shopper, so I don't spend a ton on clothes or shoes. I don't want to get rid of my iPhone. LOL Just straight up don't want to. LOL I'm thinking maybe we could cut down our cable package a little bit (I think we have all of the channels right now, which, seriously, how many movie channels do you need???) Our cars are both paid for, so that's good. Probably no easy way to cut down on how much gas we use. I don't know.....anybody have any great money saving tips?
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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