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Random chit-chat (Part II)

Erin-Yay for a big girl's bed!!!

AFM-I got back from Reno last night and I'm headed back to LA for four days before we come back out here to the SF Bay Area for Brandon's birthday party and Mother's Day. We had a good time though but I didn't get much sleep.

I've had a rough week, starting to get nervous and worried again. On another site I post on two Sept. mommies have lost their babies this week. One found out the baby passed in utero at 18 weeks, and one delivered (don't know details yet) at 23 weeks...baby lived an hour. It was so bad I went and bought a doppler. It has helped a lot but I just feel so devastated for those mommies.

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"nori_garsi" wrote:

On another site I post on two Sept. mommies have lost their babies this week. One found out the baby passed in utero at 18 weeks, and one delivered (don't know details yet) at 23 weeks...baby lived an hour. It was so bad I went and bought a doppler. It has helped a lot but I just feel so devastated for those mommies.

HOW AWFUL!!! My heart is SO sad for them!!!

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Erin - What is your potty training strategy? I would love to start DD but the move to the toddler bed went so badly, I am thinking I can't push her with anything, she will do it when she is good and ready!

Lenora - I was wondering how your trip went! As for the worrying, I just hit 23 weeks today (I know 24 weeks is viable) but it always gives me some relief. You have been feeling pretty good so far right (after your bleeding of course).

It is nice you were able to get the doppler. It will give you some piece of mind!

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Lenora I am glad that you had a nice trip and I hope that you get caught up on some rest! I tell you am do get nervous about the babies. Somedays I feel them alot and others hardly at all. The baby on my left (B) moves most often, but not baby A who is on my right. I have my anatomy scan tmro and I sure hope and pray that everything will turn out ok. I just want 2 healthy babies at this point, oh that make it to full term! Wink

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Erin as far as the potty training I am going to bring the little potty into the living room and set a timer and have her sit on it every 15 mins. I also will most likely keep her naked just to make things easier. We tried a few months ago and didn't have much luck, but she will be 3 in June so we need to get on with this! I guess I have been kinda lazy about it!

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I've been feeling good since the bleeding stopped at 10 weeks, but it's hard not to worry coming off a mc...Brandon was also delivered early due to fluid complications at 34 weeks so I'm a little nervous. I feel baby moving a lot, but the dopple ris great for the times when baby is quiet.

Brandon wasn't PT until after he was three. He showed zero interest. We tried a lot of different things but nothing worked. What finally worked for us was a strategy like Erin's. We put him in undies and nothing else and I sat him on the potty every fifteen minutes or so. He just had a few accidents, and once he finally went pee in the potty, it clicked for him.

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How did you avoid accidents on your carpet/floor? We have a combo are hardwood and beige carpet (both under 5 years old), I am terrified of messes...

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"ekcanada" wrote:

As for the worrying, I just hit 23 weeks today (I know 24 weeks is viable) but it always gives me some relief.

Erin- I didn't realize you were 23 weeks already... I thought your due date was after mine. It is definitely nice to get closer to that point of being considered "viable."

Lenora- I'm so sorry to hear about those moms who lost their babies. So sad! I'm glad the doppler is giving you some peace of mind.

I need to start working on potty training too. There's just been so much going on that I haven't been able to focus on it yet. We plan on doing pretty much the same thing- letting her run around naked and putting her on the potty every 20 minutes or so. As far as accidents go, I plan on blocking off the areas of the house where there is carpet and staying on the hardwoods and tile, and just having cleaning supplies ready to go! It shouldn't hurt the hardwoods if you clean it up immediately.

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How did you avoid accidents on your carpet/floor? We have a combo are hardwood and beige carpet (both under 5 years old), I am terrified of messes...

He ony had one or two accidents because we put him on the potty so often, but it wasn't enough that it soaked through more than his undies. We did keep his potty in the hallway at first because we were afraid of allowing him in the bathroom unattended at night, and he did pee on the floor once or twice. The few times it happened I just cleaned it up right away (we have tile floors). Getting him to poop on the potty was a lot harder...he would poop in his pull-ups at night. Right now we're working on night training, but half of the time his pull-ups are still wet so we're just waiting patiently.

I think the important thing is that they're ready. The first time we tried he was clearly not ready so we waited about six months and he got the hang of it fairly quickly (at that point he was ready, just lazy, lol).

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I'm going to try to keep up with this thread now.

Leonora-This is so unfortunate and sad. It's been something that has been bugging me since last month when at our monthly visit my mom thought it was proper to tell my SO and I the story of her first born who, as far as she knows was a full term still born birth. She laid out a few conspiracy theories about the possibility of the baby still being alive out there (this happened in 1965)

Since then I have been having these thoughts about something like that happening with us. I know medicine has evolved more since then but I can't imagine going through something like this. All we can do is stay positive and hope for the best. These occurrences are really rare at this late stage. Right?

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I still worry sometimes about a possible late m/c, especially since I've had a bit of bleeding...but like Sonia said, loses at this point, while very sad and horrible, are actually very rare. I just try to keep that in mind and take it one day at a time.

We are also in the midst of potty training. I'd just like to have Claire trained once this new babe comes along. At the moment, we just try to read her and stick her on the potty whenever it seems like she needs to go...but I think I might try the 20 min plan pretty soon - maybe the next long weekend! Smile

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"heatherliz2002" wrote:

Erin- I didn't realize you were 23 weeks already... I thought your due date was after mine. It is definitely nice to get closer to that point of being considered "viable."

Pregnancy brain at it's finest! I thought all last week I was 22 weeks already - how embarassing!!!

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Hey girls! I see everyone is doing well.

Katie-I love all the stuff you have showed us. Maybe I should put you to work. LOL!

Lenora-Sorry about the girls on your other board. That's so sad. Glad the doppler is putting you at ease a bit.

AFM-I made it through my 6 12hr shifts. I'm exhausted though. I have been contracting off and on for a couple of days now. I slept all night, got up to take Coby to school, went back to bed, and got up at 10:30. I probably could sleep for a while more. I'm just taking it easy on the couch today. I may get up and do some little stuff later, but for now, it's just resting. I'm watching "The Last Song" right now. So far, it's really good. But, I should get off of here. It's lunch time and I'm hungry. LOL!

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I'm glad baby is such a mover now, I definitely worry the entire pregnancy, even after viability. The negative of posting on message boards is you see the worst more often than you would otherwise I think. Those women/babies are never too far from my mind, especially during pregnancy. It sure does make you so thankful for healthy babies.

I'm actually going to attempt potty training in June. DS is an obvious pooper Lol I caught him one day so he has pooped on the potty but I'm aiming for some naked time come June. As far as accidents, we were renting when I potty trained my girls, so I really didn't care as much :oops: We had a carpet scrubber so I'd clean the spots and scrubbed the carpets fairly regularly but I'm not sure I'm willing to do that now. I'm probably going to order some cloth trainers that have a waterproof lining, I saw that one company that sells inexpensive diapers is coming out with trainers this month so I'll probably order some. I just had better luck with early potty training, with DD2 I waited and I actually found it harder than potty training my first so we'll see how it goes this time. I'm not counting on it and I'm already planning on buying more diapers so I have enough cloth for both the baby and DS but if it might be easier on both of us to do it now I might as well try.

Speaking of 'the baby', anyone else not even close to picking a name. DH likes Isaiah and Bishop. I think Isaiah is WAY too close to Josiah, which is our DS' name. Bishop could cause a whole family uproar...not to mention that I am just not a fan of it at the moment. I like Ezra and Lucas, dh says no way to both. I just feel like there's no way we'll find a name we'll both like because he's absolutely stuck on the two he likes. Everytime I mention a name, he'll say "how about Isaiah?". In all fairness Isaiah was his pick with DS and Josiah was mine, so he did let me have my choice with DS...and I really don't mind the name...but it's just so close to DS' name.

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"ekcanada" wrote:

Pregnancy brain at it's finest! I thought all last week I was 22 weeks already - how embarassing!!!

Don't be embarrassed- I can't tell you how many times I've done the same thing... kind of glad to know I'm not alone! The other day someone asked me how far along I was, and all I could answer was "second trimester" because I couldn't remember! Lol!

Melissa- I'm glad that you made it through your shifts and you're finally getting a chance to rest! Take it easy and drink lots of water and hopefully those contractions will go away!

Mandi- other than having one conversation about it when we first found out we were having a boy, DH and I haven't even bothered to discuss it! We have completely opposite taste on boys' names. We were both kind of disappointed not to be able to use the girl name we had picked out, because we both loved it! Now we are back to square one. With DD, we never even came up with a boy name! We're in trouble, I think ;-). This poor kid will probably be a week or two old before he has a name!

So I am currently enjoying my new laundry room/washer/dryer trying to get caught up on laundry. So thankful to have a laundry room again! The bad news is, the dishwasher repairman ended up not coming. He called and said that the part that had been ordered had come in, but it had arrived damaged, so he was going to have to re-order it. Sigh. This is reaching the point of being completely ridiculous. Oh well, there are worse things in life than washing dishes by hand. I am trying to have a sense of humor about this and not get completely frustrated!

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i think this is the most Erins ive ever met in my life.. lol and its a bit confusing lol growing up i was always the only one lol

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"tinker_toy88" wrote:

i think this is the most Erins ive ever met in my life.. lol and its a bit confusing lol growing up i was always the only one lol

Growing up I was always Erin L. because there was 4 of us that went from K through 12 together! I don't meet as many as an adult though...

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"ekcanada" wrote:

Growing up I was always Erin L. because there was 4 of us that went from K through 12 together! I don't meet as many as an adult though...

There really weren't any other Erin's that I grew up with so there was not any confusion issues. So I guess we have 3 on the board now, kinda cool!

Hey Tink when are you seeing your OB again or going for another scan to check your fluid etc?

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Mandi-We have thrown around some names but nothing really serious. I told DH tonight that we need to pick out something because I am tired of saying the baby, it, him, etc.

We went to see Fast Five tonight. It was awesome!!! Still having a few contractions. One brought tears to my eyes. I'm back on the couch and going to bed shortly. I guess there will be more resting for me tomorrow mixed with a little laundry. Hope everyone has a good night!

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Melissa, please take it easy!!

AFM, long day, and I'm gonna have to post separately about it.

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"lamonsgrl" wrote:

Katie-I love all the stuff you have showed us. Maybe I should put you to work. LOL!

Ohhh, ok, twist my arm....lol

Lenora, that is such sad, sad news about the girls on you other board Sad

Heather, enjoy your laundry room!!!!

Janelle, I hope you are feeling better today.

AFM, last night was confirmation. 60 kids total. It went so smoothly that i looked at my boss and said "Really? This went fast." The cool thing i realized is that this was the very first confirmation ceremony for one of our priest's. He was ordained in June of last yr. Young guy, 29. The youth at church LOVE HIM. The mom's do too, cause he's ADORABLE. I told him it was an honor to be present at all of his priestly "milestones." LOL

I still have much to do in the sewing dept. Nothing I can;t handle. I love having alot to do Smile i just have to get to cutting.

This Saturday I was supposed to go to a graduation party, but I think I am going to pass. I'm a bit irritated with the person it is for. She flat out lied to me about something very w stupid, but I am to the point now where even with stupid stuff I can't trust that she is telling the truth. It;s kind of sad.

I am going to try to go to a letterboxing get together with some local letterboxers out here. It;s a side hobby that i fell in love with last yr. Kind of like geocaching, only you don;t use GPS coordinates, but actual clues, and you collect stamps in a log book, not a bunch of knick knacks. My nieces(17 and 14) and I try to get together every other month to go letterboxing. We start early (9 am or so0 and end with a trip to get cupcakes. SO MUCH FUN. We're going in June to find a Disney series and I promised them we will start the day off with Cupcakes. LOL Marisa(DD1) LOVES letterboxing.

I better go.....DH's alarm is going off and we all need to be out of the house at 8:45!!!!

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Katie- I'm glad that confirmation went well! You sound like you are busy!

Janelle- I wondered where you were yesterday! I read your other thread but didn't get to post- DD distracted me. Sounds like a very crazy day- I'm glad you're okay!

AFM, it is ANOTHER rainy day here. Everyone is really stressed out about flooding, since the city is still recovering from the devastating flood we had last May. Usually I like to hear the rain on the roof at night, but last night I kept waking up worrying because it was still raining!

I really need to get moving because DD and I are supposed to go to a friend's house for a play date, but I am having sooooo much trouble getting myself moving! I have zero energy today! Kind of wishing I could just get back into bed!

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Heather rainy days always make me feel that way! I hope the raining stops soon, flooding is no fun! If we get heavy rains our backyard floods and it makes me SO nervous!

Katie I am glad that everything went off without a hitch!

Melissa, girl you better take it easy and try and rest!

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Hey girls!

Melissa - Take it easy!! I am sorry you were in pain

Katie - I am so glad everything went well!

I tried the key lime pie yesterday. Apparently there is a difference between Evaporated and Condensed milk - Evaporated milk does not cook. I was craving it so bad after the discussion we had yesterday I had to redo it after the first try. When I went to eat, I thought it tasted like vomit and couldn't finish. BUT then I kept thinking of it and tried it again and ended up having two pieces! DH loved it!

AFM - I have a funeral today for a family friend. He was 37. He had a fall 10 years ago that resulted in a brain injury. the fall was due to a brain tumor that finally took its toll on Saturday. I always cry at funerals but this one will be awful!

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"bamsmom" wrote:

There really weren't any other Erin's that I grew up with so there was not any confusion issues. So I guess we have 3 on the board now, kinda cool!

Hey Tink when are you seeing your OB again or going for another scan to check your fluid etc?

i go for another ultrasound on friday to get the fluid checked and then i go to the ob on the 19 i think

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Melissa-Try to take it easy and get some rest.

We do have a lot of Erins on this board, lol.

Erin(from Canada)-Sorry about your friend. Funerals are always hard. Glad your pie turned out ok the second time...key lime pie sounds yummy right about now.

Heather-I know what you mean about not wanting to get out of bed. We were in Reno this weekend and then yesterday I had to drive back to LA (about six hours). I could literally sleep all day, but there's no rest when you have a little one waiting for you to get up, lol.

Katie-Glad the confirmation went well. That's a lot of kids...when I was confirmed I think there were like 15 max.

Mandi-We haven't even started talking about names. Chris won't go there until we know gender and even then I'm sure it's going to be a battle since we have completely opposite taste in names.

Erin-Good luck at your scan today!!!

Erin(tink)-Good luck at your u/s Friday.

I am so tired today. Reno really kicked my butt. I have such bad insomnia and then I can't sleep past 6. We stayed up so late in Reno but I still got up at 6. Then yesterday I had to drive the six hours home to LA. I was so tired last night I fell asleep half way through the Lakers game. I feel hungover except obviously I haven't had anything to drink. We aren't doing anything today, lol, definitely a jammies day.

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Erin- definitely a big difference between evaporated milk and condensed milk. I did the same thing one time, except reversed. A recipe called for evaporated milk and I only had condensed. It did not work out well! So sorry to hear about your friend.

Lenora- a day to stay in jammies sounds great to me!

We just got back from our play date to find quite a bit of water in the garage... it needs to stop raining!!!! I wouldn't be so concerned about it if we didn't still have tons of stuff down there in boxes from the move.

DD is being a pill today and I am about to start beating my head against a wall. Fingers crossed that she takes a (much needed) nap and wakes up in a better mood!

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I had to do it...I "borrowed" a pic of Fr. John from one of the parents who posted pics on their fb. This isn't the best picture of him,. Some of the mom;s of my teens call him Fr. Handsome and one little old lady calls him Fr. mmmm mmmmm mmmmm

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"Disneykat" wrote:

I had to do it...I "borrowed" a pic of Fr. John from one of the parents who posted pics on their fb. This isn't the best picture of him,. Some of the mom;s of my teens call him Fr. Handsome and one little old lady calls him Fr. mmmm mmmmm mmmmm

Lol, that's hilarious. He is a very handsome priest.

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He's the nicet guy you will ever meet. he adores my oldest and is amazed that's he knows all her football penalty signs. He 'hows her off' to other parishoners by asking her "Marisa what is the sign for holding".....

Last time she saw him, she said "Fr. john, will you baptize the baby in mommy;s tummy?" SO CUTE

My teens LOVE HIM

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Here's a few pics from our trip to Reno. This is one of the few non-maternity shirts that still fits me, lol.

Excuse my husband, he was a bit tipsy, lol.

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Katie he is quite handsome!
Lenora those are great pics! You are so cute and it looks like you have a cute baby belly there!
Heather! Why did you send the rain here????? ICK!!! Its a soggy morning!

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Lenora - you are adorable! I can see why you are tired, looks like a fun trip!

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I forgot what I was going to say.........

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"Disneykat" wrote:

I forgot what I was going to say.........

ROFL happens to me all the time. ROFL

I wanna go on vacation. Yesterday DH made me want to go throw up and yet run a mile at the same time. He came in and after finding out I went to the store and got nothing in the way of dinner making material :roll: says "we are down to $40 in the account already" and I immediately felt like he was blaming me cause I took that trip to the mall on Sunday with MIL.

This is a reoccurring issue for us, spending vs what we have. I have, in the passed, cut up my debit card and thrown the pieces at him exclaiming that he should just give me a freakin cash allowance to do all the grocery shopping on. I might suggest it again, though not in a picking a fight kind of way. I hate money sometimes.

After we got passed that admitting of how low our account is, and after I angrily and silently did the dishes and fixed buns for him and the boys for their hamburger dinner "cause it's all we seem to have right now" (his words)... we sat down together and he said that we'll be fine. We can make do with what we have, cause we have a lot that we could make, it just won't necessarily be appetizing for us and we just have to make it until next Friday.

The boys and I are going down to MIL's this weekend and she always feeds us and spoils us, so we are taken care of while there. I have enough food for the daytime, just dinner has NOT been on my mind for a few months now and I have NO CLUE what to buy from the store to make for dinner. *sigh*

Same old, same old. I know I'm not alone on THAT subject. :confused:

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Janelle you know money is tight here too, but we all will make it work some how! My thing with dinners is that i get bored! I feel like we eat the same thing all the time! :confused: Plus, DH is a picky eater and that complicates things!

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My main issue with dinner is that the boys and I are all starving by 4pm and so we have a snack, but that snack turns into "I'm still hungry" from either the 7 year old or myself, and then when DH gets home about 5:30-6pm and expects dinner, no-one else is hungry. And I haven't thought ahead. :roll:

We agreed that I'm to start marinading chicken this afternoon so he can grill it on the BBQ and we will figure out the side dishes when we get there. Lol

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Oh, and one more vent on DH... (sorry) he told me the day that I fell "You've got to cool it with the facebook!" Apparently a co-worker of his came up to him and said "Ouch, your poor wife. That's gotta hurt!" and he had no clue what she was talking about cause he doesn't check FB while at work and hadn't got my voicemail yet. :roll: FB is my place to let my friends know what's going on and why I might not be answering my phone, or my place to ask for prayer and ..........

I promise I will try not to use this site to replace FB completely, otherwise you all would get tired of me!! Lol

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Hiya Ladies...hope ya'll dont mind me chiming in Smile i just noticed the chit chat thread..

im not even gonna try to catch up but i sympathize with the dinner stuff. i am sick and tired of all the same food we eat. but i shouldnt complain, i am so tired by the time i get home, DH cooks most meals during the week. we shop together, but the thought of planning a meal when i dont get home til almost 6pm stresses me out (unless its grilled cheese and tomatoes soup) . i cook the big meals on the weekends to make up for it. i so need to find the time and energy to eat healtier :rolleyes:

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Finance issues suck!!!

Can I vent about DH as well?

Yesterday we had the most awful funeral I have been to so I didn't go to work after (brought work home instead). I put DD down for her nap and played with her/worked after she woke up - I am usually not home during the day so it was a little extra time I got to spend with her.

I had mentioned to DH a few days ago that my girlfriends and I had planned dinner for Tuesday night (we do every couple of months - I say again only every couple of months). We had a "discussion" about why I needed to go to things like that. He doesn't "go out with the guys". With his friends we have couples dinners and stuff. With my friends, I can't stand half of their husband's and besides he is awful at small talk with my friends so we don't ever have them over.

Last night he got angry again about why I felt the need to go. I compromised and said I would have dinner at home, get DD in the bath and go for a "drink" and be back in time for DD's bedtime. He said I was negleting my responsibilities and to go if I felt like it.

After I got DD in bed, I sat down with my iPad and he walked in front of me on his way downstairs and said "when you are done playing, do the dishes" :eek:.We still are not speaking. He never acts like this so I don't know what his problem is! I also did the stupid dishes after dinner so there were just a few in the sink.

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"ekcanada" wrote:

"when you are done playing, do the dishes"

I HATE THAT! DH does the same thing to me. Or at least implies that I'm' being lazy and ignoring my "duties" as a housewife. I'm home all day long so he thinks the house should be spotless. I really feel for those that have to work outside the home and come home and still clean or cook or all that, so I do TRY to maintain a decent house so that DH doesn't feel he has to, but OMG!!! I need some "me" time every once in a while, too.. and the computer is therapy for me a lot! :roll:

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Janelle-I had to lol about the Facebook thing. I am new to Facebook because I knew I would get hooked so I avoided it like the plague. Now that I'm on there, I'm hooked. Chris is always teasing me about it. He actually needs to join for work but he's been lagging.

Erin-Sorry about your DH's behavior. I would have been pretty upset if Chris ever talked to me like that. I never see my friends so he's pretty understanding when I do. He's also pretty understanding about how hard it is being a SAHM so he always gives me a break when I get home.

As for the dinners, I do 99% of the cooking, but I really enjoy cooking so I don't mind. My energy is starting to come back so I can cook more like I used to. Before I got pg I baked my own bread, made everything from scratch, and made much more elaborate meals, so I'm glad that I'm getting back to my old routines. I try to meal plan for the week and it usually works well. I have a few cook books I love and I also subscribe to a few magazines (Cooking Light, Bon Appetit) so I'm able to find inspiration from those. I also DVR some cooking shows on Food Network...I really like Guy Fieri. I have been trying to find recipes for my slow cooker and I really like one-pot meals. The only problem I have been having lately is trying to find something that will please everyone. I'm not digging the meat right now and my guys are hardcore carnivores, lol.

I'm also glad Spring is here so I can plant my veggie garden. Last year I grew tomatoes, a few types of peppers, and some herbs. This year I'm hoping to have a much bigger garden. I'm also looking forward to August when we can go pick our tomatoes again for canning.

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I'm with Erin, dinners just get boing after a while. Plus right now I'm really not feeling like I want 'heavy' dinners and thinking of lighter stuff is where I'm at a loss. I meal plan before I go grocery shopping. Like I'm supposed to go today (whenever dh gets home so I don't have to bring the kids) and dh doesn't get paid again until the 15th...so I plan out all of our dinners from now until the 15th and write my grocery list based on that. Which leads to problem #2, I often forget about lunches! Ideally there would be leftovers but it just doesn't always happen and then I'm sitting her at noon and starving with not much to eat other than stuff for dinners. I love deli meat sandwiches but I have to admit the listeria thing has me more worried than I had been about it so I haven't been eating those.
As far as things do to for dinners. I love the Pioneer Woman's blog...but she has a lot of heavier food, which I normally love but not lately. Pretty much everything else I think of an idea and type it in on food.com

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I know I am not getting enough protein so I bought some turkey from the deli. I normally eat avocado and cheese sandwiches but I will add the turkey to it. I don't really like it microwaved so I will throw it in a pan for a minute or two until it's thoroughly heated...it actually browns it a bit and gives it a nice flavor. Then I just throw it in my avocado and cheese sandwich and I'm good to go. So I don't realy heat the whole sandwich, just the meat. The other day we went to Subway though and I was going to get a veggie sandwich when I realized you could ask for your sandwich to be toasted. I had a turkey sandwich and it was delicious.

I also can't stand heavier meals right now. I have been cooking with a lot of veggies and I've found my stomach tolerates chicken and turkey much much better than beef or pork. I have been doing a lot of salads, light stir-frys, etc.

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I've been struggling with dinners as well. I just haven't had the energy to cook. Lenora- I'm like you in that I like to cook and I usually make everything from scratch and make pretty involved meals. Right now I am looking for simple, simple, simple and I am running out of ideas. Tonight I made chili (with ground turkey instead of beef). I'm a big Ina Garten fan, but I just haven't had the energy to put into making any of her recipes lately.

So we are having a small (hopefully small) house crisis here. I found some mold yesterday (long story). We sealed the area off, and now we have to wait for the insurance adjuster to come out and decide if they're going to cover it before we can call someone to come out and do the clean up/removal. Fingers crossed that it's confined to a small area (like we think it is) and doesn't cost us a fortune to deal with. I spent the day moving furniture around to get it away from the room we sealed off and to get ready for the painters, and I definitely overdid it. My back is killing me. So when I picked DD up from mother's day out, I decided that I needed a break and we went out to visit the barn where I used to teach riding lessons before she was born. We had a great time. DD got to play with the ponies and I got a much needed break from house related stress!

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Goodness Heather I really hope it turns out to be nothing! Some molds are MUCH worse then others. Did you have the house inspected, this is something that the inspector should have caught! KUP!
As far as dinner we have steak and cheese subs tonight, they were great, quick and easy!

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Erin-DH says things like that to me too. So, I just decide to ignore him and not do anything. LOL! He and I are both stubborn so we are both used to it by now. He know that eventually I will do what needs to be done. Sorry he was being a turd though.

Dinners around my house are few and far between. I can only cook when I don't work and normally we eat out with friends on the weekends. I am tired of the same stuff though.

AFM-Started my work week today. Just 2 more days left! Only had a few contractions today and only one that really "bothered" me. My ankles are swollen and I'm on the couch. Going to lay in bed and read shortly. Got the new u/s machine at work. It's awesome!!!! One of the dr's is going to "practice" on me Friday. I'm going to labor one of my friends tomorrow and I'm excited to be a part of it! Hope everyone has a good night!

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Erin- we did have the house inspected. It wasn't there at the time of the inspection. I suspect that the previous owners cleaned it so that it wasn't visible, but didn't actually treat it. The house hadn't been lived in for at least two years before we moved in, so when we started using the shower, it reappeared. Obviously I don't know this for sure, but that's what it looks like. Either way, all we can do now is just hope for the best and get it taken care of professionally so that the problem is solved. In other news, my back is hurting REALLY badly. No more moving furniture for me- I have learned my lesson!

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Heather-Hopefully the mold isn't too serious. When we had our house inspected the inspector specifically told us they weren't allowed to tell us anything about mold. He did say "off the record" that he didn't see anything to worry about. Hopefully the insurer will cover it.

Melissa-How fun that you get to be "practiced" on.

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Morning.. Happy Thursday. We have had a small victory in my house the past couple nights. DS has been sleeping through the night. He was waking every couple hours.. it has been so nice to get a good night rest without having to go in and check on DS. Before being pregnant he was STTN. I hope this trend continues. Smile

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Mari- so glad you (and your son) got a good night's sleep!

Lenora- that's so weird that they said they couldn't tell you anything about mold. But I'm sure regulations are different from state to state. Around here they have to include it in the report if they see it, but they recommend that you call a mold specialist. We actually have a picture of this area in the inspection report, so we can see that the mold wasn't there at the time of the inspection. Our inspector is a friend of ours, and he went over this house with a fine tooth comb for six hours... not kidding... his wife actually called to see if he was ever coming home ;-). He did an awesome job. I'm hoping that it's not going to be too big of a deal. I'm just anxious to get it dealt with, but we have to wait for the insurance adjuster to find out if it's covered before we can do anything. Usually the adjuster gets in touch with you really quickly, but because of all the tornado damage they're behind.

After a good night's sleep my back is feeling a lot better. Very happy about that! No workers at the house today, so we're enjoying a little peace and quiet. Trying to come up with something fun to do with DD today. I'm thinking of calling a friend to see if she wants to do a play date. It's beautiful and sunny today (and a little chilly) but I don't want to take her out to play in the yard because it's still a little flooded from all the crazy rain we had. And of course it's supposed to rain tomorrow and Saturday- ugh!

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