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    Bahahahahaha Jess! The very first thing that caught my eye in your post was "STD". LOL!!!! Without reading the rest of your post and seeing that it was short for Short Term Disability, I was like "my, my, this should be juicy."

    Anyway, I'm sorry that your transmission is messed up, and that your DH is having to be gone and busy so much right now. I kind of know how you feel. When I was pregnant with T, DH was working full time on nights and weekends and doing his Master's Program and student teaching, so he was gone all day and most evenings 7 days a week. I was glad that he was finishing his degree and getting ready to start the career that he really wanted, but I was lonely too! How much longer does your DH have before he is done with his program?

    That's so sweet that he told you that whatever you do with your job is fine with him. I'm sure he wants you to be as comfy as you can be at this point. I hope that you get some relief from your discomfort soon. (((Hugs))))

    AFM - We're supposed to really be done with the nursery this weekend. IT HAD BETTER GET DONE!!!!! DH has speech and debate tournaments that he has to go to next weekend and I think the next weekend after that, so there is just no way he can dawdle any longer. I hate to be a nag, but I think I am going to have to say something if he doesn't get started bright and early on Saturday. We're so close! Just needs to touch up the paint on one wall, take down some boxes, and set up the crib, and then his part is officially done! So close!

    Other than that, we are doing a date night on Saturday. DH's cousin and his wife are watching T over night, and DH and I are going to see a play at his school. (Legally Blonde the Musical, how cute is that going to be!?!) and then out to dinner. I'm psyched. I was thinking this may well be our last date night out for a while, before we get thrown into Baby Jail. LOL

    Anyway, hope that everyone has a great weekend!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    you're both so close! wow.

    the m/s is somewhat under control if I take my zofran every 6 hours. the fatigue is ridiculous, but I made it through the first week. 3 more weeks and it should start easing up.
    I know everyone says m/s is a good sign, but I had full blown hyperemesis with my BO this summer, so I don't think I'd every be able to "trust" the m/s again.
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    LOL Alissa. Juicy posts indeed!! I am SO glad I went about getting my Masters degree while I was going through a divorce. One, it kept me busy so I didn't think about things but two, when I finally finished - I was just getting "serious" with Tim and had time for him.. I went for a Masters in Teaching (elementary education) but couldn't pay for the test and ended up switching Masters (like 16 thousand dollars later) to Creative Writing LOL
    I'm so glad you're almost done with your nursery! Today, DH and I woke up around 7. He smoked - watched a little TV and stood up like he was going somewhere. I said..where ya going? He said to put some stuff together...and went into the babies room!! He put together the pack n play (which, thankfully, was very easy... however the bassinet and napper option require some extra work so ..we left those for later LOL) and he put together the swing. He only got mad once...woohoo! The room is still a mess. I need to find space for everything and I just don't know where I want it yet. Like she has bottles and pacifiers and baby shampoo and all that. Just gotta find a spot. I'd really like to get a nightstand in there with a cute lamp and baskets to store stuff, but we'll see. The more time goes by, the more I'm spending on this fish tank that DH just had to have. Stupid, really, when I'm about to go out on 60% pay - but.. DH says we'll be fine. ..so...
    ANYWAY, hopefully your DH will be able to get everything he's supposed to get done...done.
    AFM, we keep the door the the babies room closed. When we go in there my dogs are super confused. I think they know something is going on... my little girl has been really clingy lately. Neither one of them are being bad...just..different. DH was gonna replace the hub bearing on my tire...and he looked and they're fine. So he moved the tire and...like the back half of it is just hanging there!! OMG! It looks ready to blow at any minute and it's been making that noise for months now, so ... I can only imagine HOW lucky DH and I have been with driving it. Thankfully we've got the money to fix it (well, to get a new tire anyway). We did get the carseat installed in my car. I couldn't put the base in - I didn't feel comfortable with how much the car seat moved around. Plus, I'm not interested in taking the car seat in and out of my car - I wanted it just to stay put in there, so no base was fine for me. Except that now I think I have to find another stroller - a hefty one, but one that will fit in my car. EEK! LOL. I have a little itty bitty stroller, but it's really lightweight and for when she gets a bit older. I also have a hefty stroller, but it goes with a car seat - and we're installing that in another car. The "family" car. The one that doesn't work right now. LOL Lovely having a mechanic as a husband.

    Pico - I've been on Zofran for 30 weeks I hope your m/s gets better soon!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Pico - I know what you mean. I never had really bad m/s with either of my boys, but in general I had a really hard time "trusting" things that were supposed to be positive signs, like seeing the heartbeat on an u/s because both of my losses happened after seeing the h/b. I'm sorry that you are so sick that you have to be on Zofran! I'm hoping that you feel better soon.

    Jessica - Yes, you were smart to get your Master's done before you started this family with Tim. I have my BA, and I have talked about going back to school for years, but it is sooooo much harder when you have kids (IMO.) Maybe once they are both older, like when Rocket is in elementary school. My DH's Masters is in Educational Psychology, but he took a ton of literature and writing classes (since he was planning to be an English teacher, which is what he is now.) That's so cool that you studied Creative Writing. Do you write very often? I always wanted to be a poet when I was a kid and somehow ended up in the financial industry. *Cough cough sell out cough cough* LMAO

    That's great that your DH put some stuff together this weekend, AND he didn't get mad. Luckily this time around, the only thing that DH needed to put together was the crib because we had left everything else assembled and covered in the basement, but I can remember last time him putting together the swing and the bassinette and just cursing a blue streak the whole time. LOL

    That's scary about your tire! I'm glad that he found it and will be getting it fixed before anything bad happened!

    AFM - I am so stinking proud of us! We had a super productive weekend. My house is actually pretty clean (ALL of the rooms! At the same time! That almost NEVER happens!) and we got so much done to get ready for Rocket. Our nursery is DONE! Thank goodness! I was seriously starting to stress about it, because I keep thinking I'm going to go early with this guy (mostly because I went early with T and because I am SO STINKING UNCOMFORTABLE ALLLLL OF THE TIME NOW) and DH has Speech and Debate Tournaments for the next two weekends, so I was thinking that if he didn't get it done this weekend, we were going to run out of weekends. If anyone is interested, the pics of the finished room are on the April Board under the "Nursery Pics" thread.

    I also pulled the car seat and bases, basinette, and baby tub out of the basement. I took them all apart, and put all of the cloth parts through the wash, and wiped down all of the rest of them with disinfectant wipes, and then put them all back together. So my car seat, bassinette, and tub are all ready for baby. I plan to have Rocket sleep in his own crib at night, but I like having a bassinette in our living room for when I'm downstairs.

    Now I just need to do the same for my stroller and baby swing. I might try to do that next weekend, but IME I know that I probably won't feel up to going for walks with the stroller for a little while after the babe is born, and newborns don't really need a swing yet either (T would pretty much pass out wherever he was when he was ready to sleep, which is most of the time in the beginning) so I'm not too stessed about leaving the swing and stroller down in the basement until I need them if it comes to that.

    So anyway, DH carried down all of the boxes that were still in the nursery, set up the crib, carried up the crib mattress, and arranged all of the furniture for me. Then I dusted everything in the room, ran the vaccuum one more time, cleaned out the closet, put away all of Rocket's clothes and linens and whatnot, and just generally got the room ready to roll. I also washed my two Boppy covers and our Baby Bjorn type carrier, so those will be ready to go too.

    Now I just need to get the following stuff, and I think we're all ready.

    1. Diapers - I have one pack of size 1 diapers, so I know that I need to get at least 1 pack of newborn diapers. My SIL is throwing a little family celebration for me in two weekends and I told her that if people want to bring anything, I need diapers, so I am going to hold off on buying any more until I see if I get any then. But I feel like I should have at least 1 package just in case.
    2. Crib sheets - I used to have a ton of crib sheets, but I don't know what happened to them all. One of them was ripped, and I only found 3 others, so I would like to get maybe 2 or 3 more crib sheets.
    3. Diaper pail - I used to have a trashcan with a lid in T's room that I used as a diaper pail, but I think DH took it and uses it in the garage now, so I need to get another one.
    4. Clothes Hamper
    5. A couple of bottles - I plan on BFing, but it's good to have a couple just in case.
    6. Soothie Pacifiers
    7. Baby Tylenol and Baby Ibuprofen
    8. Nasal bulb
    9. Neosporin

    My coworkers are giving me a work shower on Thursday and I already know that they're giving me a Target giftcard, so I'm hoping that I'll be able to pick up most of that stuff using the Target gift card.

    That's about it for me. Hope that everyone has a great day!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Alissa, good grief, I just got tired reading everything you did this past weekend! LOL (Okay, not really, I just stuffed my face with WAY too much food which I will be paying for later...can I just say that I LOVE GREEN BEANS?? OMG...but anyway it made me tired..haha.) I'm so glad your DH got everything finished, although it sounds like you weren't slacking off either. I read that you dusted...and I was like..man $hit, dusting? Am I gonna have to do that too? LMAO As you can tell - no nesting here! I was reading your list...and I don't have some of the stuff on it. Like baby Tylenol and Baby Ibuprofen ..or Neosporin. But I do have Desitin. How many crib sheets do I need? I have six sheets - they came in packs of three and I got the exact same pack from two different people...haha. I want to get a clothes hamper as well, but not a diaper pail. I'd like to be able to leave that door open for the majority of the time, only because if it's closed it gets hot/cold regardless of the rest of the house. Leaving diapers in the trash can is asking for my little girl dog to go investigating. Happy 36 weeks!!

    AFM, speaking of investigating.. this morning, DH called me and asked me was I eating a Slim Jim this morning. I laughed because it was so random...but then said no, I haven't had a slim jim in for-ever! He said that there was a half eaten one on the couch...still kind of in the wrapper. That's very strange, I have no idea how one got into the house (although I'm fairly certain it got half eaten and up on the couch by the dogs.)
    Last night, I was reading through my emails and there was one from the landlord that said he hadn't received the rent yet and he expected it to be in the mailbox when he got home from work. DH was sitting beside me - we were both about to go to bed - and I just started cussing. I haven't ever ever ever ever ever been late with rent. ANYWHERE I've lived. And he "expects" it to be in the mailbox when he gets home? I "expected" to have heat without a month passing by! OH MAN I was hot! The rent isn't even due until today - and I mailed it off kind of late because I was so mad about the whole heat thing, but it'll get there by today. DH was like, let him say something about it being late (like if it didn't get there today)..and I'm gonna tell him we're so sorry to have inconvenienced him for A DAY...when we were inconvenienced for a MONTH. Haha. DH is always ready to start a fight. (and this comes two days after DH brought up buying this house from the landlord.. I was like HECK NO, even if I loved the house, I'm not buying it from that jerk!...and I don't love the house anyway.)
    Today, I discovered that the Starbucks in my store sells a huge cup of icewater for 53 cents. I've been buying bottled water while I'm at the store and ... recently I've wanted ice something BAD, so this was like a win win! I drank three cups (they're 30 ounces) and omg..about 1045 I had to PEE. I waddled/ran to the bathroom and ..SWEET RELIEF! Then about 1055 and 1105 - same thing. RACE to the bathroom! It was like all that water hit me at the same time. Tomorrow I have a doc appt at 1030 and then I'm going to DMV.
    I got two more boxes of baby clothes. Some are preemie clothes, but most of them are NB or 0-3 mos. ....and some of them will be donated immediately. I know I'm having a girl, but....wow...some of these clothes won't ever go on my baby. Ever. LOL
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jess - The Neosporin is for the circumcision. I mean, it's good to have around the house anyway in case anyone gets hurt or gets a tattoo or something () but since you're having a girl, you don't specifically need it.

    I like to have about 5-6 crib sheets, so I think you should be good to go with what you have. Even 6 may be a little excessive - I just have a fear of grabbing for one in the middle of the night only to find that they are all still sitting in the hamper or the washing machine.

    That's totally random about the Slim Jim! Could your brother have come back to your house or something? That would totally weird me out to find something like that that I couldn't explain where it came from.

    Your landlord has some nerve!!!!! I don't even think you should have to pay for the MONTH you went without heat, let alone have someone hassling you before it's even technically late. What a buffoon!!!!

    Yay for figuring out where to get cheap ice water! I love having a big cup of ice water that I can keep with me all day.

    AFM - DH has parent teacher conferences tonight, so I'm trying to figure out something super easy that I can make for T and I for dinner. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Other than that, not much is going on. I'm sleeeeeeepy today, but have been insanely busy most of the day which is not the greatest combo.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Dinner for DH and I was pizza tonight. ONLY because I forgot to take anything out for dinner and I hate defrosting in the microwave because I ALWAYS end up cooking the edges LOL When I got home from work today, I ate leftovers (BBQ Chicken and green beans...mainly green beans) so I wasn't thinking *dinner* and then I slept too late from my nap. So...pizza it was.

    DH is in a funky mood tonight. He says he's just tired, which it might be...but when I get real quiet and reserved - I'm mad about something. I know when we talked earlier he said that he was doing all the work while someone else just watched, so maybe he is tired.

    My brother called me today. He told me his last day at his job was the 14th. Then he told me he's moving to Connecticut! Whaaa? He said some shipyard up there offered him a job. Then he said he has an interview on the 7th of April. I'm like.. what kind of company offers you a job BEFORE the interview? And he has no skills, but he said they're offering him a starting pay of 20 dollars an hour. Luckily, his girlfriends sister lives there and they're going to stay with her for awhile. But he's leaving on the 12th of this month to go there (even though his last day is the 14th?). I don't feel sad or mad...or anything for that matter. He's totally changed my perception of him over the last few months and I'm done with him and he's out of my life anyway. But I do feel a little bad that he's thinking this move is what he needs. I live in Hampton Roads. Down the street from one of the largest Naval Bases in the world. There are probably 20 shipyards here. And he's moving to Conn to work at a shipyard?? So anyway, I wished him luck...but I kept it to myself that I don't think it's going to work out there.
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    Hi All
    As usual I've been lurking but not posting. It's been a bit of a tough few weeks. A couple of weeks ago we got a mostly unexpected call that my FIL passed away. That was a Monday and we headed to the other side of the state onTuesday to be with DH's Mom and brothers. DS2 had just started getting sick and with all that was going in I couldn't get him to the doctor so we ended up at a minor med place on Wednesday and then funeral Thursday. DH wanted to stay through the end of the week so we traveled back Saturday getting in late that night. Sunday was busy...and I was so tired and couldn't nap then Monday morning I felt awful but had to work after missing the previous week. I was sick all week but also my boss was out with the flu. It's a small office , just two engineers and an administrative person so when he's out I need to be there as the only engineeand we had meetings all week. I started to feel better by Thursday but wose again on Friday and was hardly up to getting out of bed all weekend. I think what I had at the beginning if the week and the end if the week were actually 2 different things. Ugh! How unlucky!?! I am. So tired of being busy and sick and...I'm frustrated with trying to get my house in order and never having free time to do it. I finally had a weekend with no other obligations and no work to have to worry about and then was too sick to accomplish anything. Blah! I'm really ready for Dpring and some nice weather and no more sick season. This month has been a downer month! Anyway, sorry about the book and my rambling s

    I'm going to be keeping a close watch on you two who are reaching 37 wks so soon. Can't wait to see those babies arrive!

    Virginia, glad all is going well for you. Sorry you ate dealing with the sickness though, it's rough I know! I think you have it even rougher than I do. Jessica had/has our bad luck with it too. I didn't find it overly comforting either as I had a full first tri of it with my first loss and then found out at 11.5 wks baby had passed. Will you get another u/s before long? Hoping all continues to go well with this one, a sticky little bean...and may be even a girl this time. . Any feelings one way or the other?

    ETA: sorry about all the typos, I'm on my phone and too difficult to scroll through and correct. Hope y'all can get the gist of what I meant
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    I have my first MW appointment tomorrow and I'm going to beg for another u/s. No gender feelings, or really preference. My boys want a sister, but at this point I really just want a healthy baby.
    big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
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    Jess - That's too bad that your brother has put such a dent in your relationship with him. Maybe with some time and space, you will be able to start relating to him on an adult level and find a new kind of relationship with him, instead of more like a mom to him. I hope that you are eventually able to get it worked out with him, and that his new job and move work out for the best.

    Yummmmmm, pizza sounds delicious. *drool* Maybe I should add that to all of the carbolicious things that DH has to bring me to eat in the hospital.

    Pico - Everything okay? Or are you just needing some reassurance right now?

    Lynn - Awww, sorry that you had such a rough week. I'm sorry for your loss. I hope your whole family is holding up okay. And then having to work and being sick, and all of that on top of it! You poor thing! I hope this week is going much more smoothly, and that you will have time to rest, heal, and get your energy back. (((hugs)))

    AFM - Well, I posted a thing about this on my BB, but basically I went to my drs appt yesterday and he told me that I am 2 cm dialated and 75% effaced, and that my "bag of waters is bulging" and that basically I could go at any time. I really want for Rocket to wait until at least 37 weeks - I just worry that he will have trouble breathing or something if he comes at 36 weeks, although my doc doesn't seem especially concerned. I would just feel better to truly go full term instead of this kind of horse shoes "good enough" full term. LOL So everyone send me "Rocket stay put just a little longer" vibes, okay?
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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