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post #41 of 137
Oh geez, Ashley! I thought mine were spazzing! Good luck on your test coming up!

My house is a wreck. Anyone want to come clean it for me?
post #42 of 137
3 pages in? its only the 18th! ak!

we are home. exhausted. and So glad i stayed uup late the night before we left to clean the house. it feels So amazingly good to be home.
everything was perfect when we got here..only a few dry houseplants and weirdly, the power was out when we got home..but it came back on in a few moments...i almost had a heart attack before i checked the freezer and everything was still frozen. that would have been terrible if somehow the power had been off while we were gone.

going to take a few days to settle, unpack (we just got the cooler out and left everything else for tomorrow) i need to check whats going on in the garden but its already dark, so in the morning! my kids are wired and being hilarious but they seem glad to be home. the drive (10 hours or so) was long and hot, but mostly okay..

farren, take things easy on your trip..

ill try to reply to others posts tomorrow.

post #43 of 137
Yay for being home!

Farren, sounds good. Looking forward to your pm.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one with nutso kids today! I'm exhausted and hoping for a less spazzy day tomorrow.
post #44 of 137
What a busy day here! Eek!

I got a massage for my hip/SI issues and then saw my chiro, so I'm hoping it improves and I get better sleep tonight. Went to that by myself (hard to keep tabs on kids during a massage), so then I went on to the grocery alone, too. But I nearly forgot that I was to take dinner to friends, even though I'd spent half the day thinking about it and planning it! Managed to get food picked up and to them and then back to straighten a bit before my friend came over to go to dinner. Had a nice time and lots of chatting later (sooo thirsty now!).

I got totally full at dinner after only my soup (tom kha - yum!!), so I am just now finishing my leftovers. They didn't send me rice, though, so now I've eaten it and am still hungry. Guess it's a good thing I went to the store!

Anyone do smoothies on a regular basis? I have seen a friend post on FB about doing smoothies with raw eggs, which I've never tried before. I asked my MW and she said it was fine (preferably organic *and* pasteurized, and not more than 1/day on average), but I'm a wee bit nervous to try it. I'm figuring I'll just throw it in with my normal veggie/fruit smoothie and see how it goes. I just know I need more protein and it's hard to get it in sufficient quantities with easy-to-eat/make food. I get really tired of constantly searching for something *else* to eat!

Anyway, if you've used 'em before and have tips, I'd love to hear!

And it's the 19th! That means 3 months until EDD! Can.not. wait!!
post #45 of 137
HeatherB-it sounds like the house selling/buying has been quite the ordeal. I hope you feel good about having a plan that you are in control of now instead of waiting on other people to make things happen (buyers, builders).

MamaFern-enjoy being home again! Trips are great but so is coming home.

I can't believe summer is over, we haven't gone to the beach here at all, we went when we did our emergency visit to see my MIL but that was it.

I had a friend take pictures of me today. I think they came out pretty good, but next time I'll probably wear different clothes. I was wearing all non-maternity clothes. I realized my legs looked really short because I am wearing my pants really low and my belly is low, plus I have short legs to start with.
post #46 of 137
HeatherB---I love my smoothies, and I love egg yolks that are really runny, the thought of a raw egg kind of turns my stomach---although I do eat cookie dough ALL THE TIME. I've added peanut butter a lot to smoothies, and not just banana based ones. It's fabulous AND adds a bunch of protein. Just a thought.

I guess I need to get my butt in gear and start packing for our two week trip. YIKES. I've put together one tube of sunscreen and our bug spray. That's it. That's all you need for two weeks away, right?
post #47 of 137
Sounds like a lot of us are going on vacations soon, have fun!!

Ellen- Money is tight for us this month too, mainly because we just moved back to Washington state and dh just started back this week so we have been without a paycheck for a month. I
Farren- Your Dr. sound's great, I hope that I'm lucky enough to wind up with someone like that this time around.

Heather- Sorry to hear the house isn't going to work, but it sounds like you guys have some great plans and that it might be less stressful in the end. Oh my that longies set is too cute!! So perfect, great choice!! I have been making fruit smoothies with chia seeds (which have protein). You can buy it on amazon. I have had the worst aversion to meats and eggs this time around so getting protein in has been rough for me too. I also do smoothies with almond milk or regular milk, peanutbutter, a banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a squirt of agave or honey.

Phoenix- people are so rude sometimes! I am feeling huge too but we are close to the end.

Oliver''smommy- I have the worst heartburn of all my pregnancies this time around too. I've been popping tums like crazy!

Bobbi- I am very much ready for school to start up here, because mine are seriously driving me up a wall, I love them dearly but I need a break

Butterflies- I'm sorry to hear about the bills, we are experiencing the same thing having gone a month and 2 weeks with no paycheck but bills still coming in. The next coupld of months will be tight but we are going to do Dave Ramsey's plan and hopefully be good by Christmas.

Trying to get caught up on my mountain of laundry today and try to plan out the rest of our meals till we get paid next month. I have a feeling it will be lots of chicken and rice, eggs, and pbj's

The weather has cooled down a bit the past couple days and I'm so thankful! Okay better get my daughter up and ready for her farm camp.
post #48 of 137
I make smoothies almost every day. I have started making green smoothies which are great, but usually just do frozen fruit and yogurt. I do NOT do raw eggs. Super ick. I only eat raw egg in cookie dough and brownie mix.
post #49 of 137
Ick. I wouldn't do a smoothie with raw eggs in it. For protein, I quite often add yoghurt or protein powder (I currently have one made from ground pumpkin seeds, but the one I had before this one was hemp and was equally good). I have made green smoothies a fair bit - if you have a dark fruit (i.e. blueberries, blackberries) in the smoothie, the kids won't even notice the greens are there!
post #50 of 137
Guess I'm not the only one who's not super-über crunchy.

I can't stand the idea of raw eggs in general (other than in cookie dough, cake batter, ya know! ) but I'm assured by my MW that it doesn't affect the taste of the smoothie at all. The other option is albumin powder which she says is totally flavorless. I know the fruit always masks the spinach, anyway, so I figure surely it'll all just blend together and not be noticeable. I hope.

My 2yo is allergic to yogurt, so I can't add that most of the time (occasionally I do and just take his out first, but he always wants mine!). And most protein powder just tastes nasty, and/or doesn't go so well with all the fruit, kwim? I think I will try the eggs at least once and see how it goes!

Peanut butter/chocolate smoothies are my FAVORITE! I even had a really good system down for it for a while (including protein powder, actually) but have since forgotten what it was. I should work on that again. Mmm... I simply adore Jamba Juice's Peanut Butter Moo'd with extra peanut butter (and not too much banana!). Too bad they rarely seem to get it right anymore - AND it's bursting with calories.

I told the kids this morning (on the way to something exciting - a performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by a local theatre group) about our house - or lack thereof. We had been talking about baby coming because my edd is exactly 3 months away (11/19), and it's 92 days. DS1 has heard enough discussion to know that they builders originally told us 90 days to build, so he started talking about that. Anyway, it went well, overall, though he was definitely disappointed. I told them about all the things we WILL do, and we talked about picking paint for what is now DH's office and will be their playroom. He also wants to paint their bedroom (which needs it!), and we might even repaint and redecorate their bathroom. So, they came out happy and have been asking to pack up DH's stuff and get it OUT of their new playroom all day. (We do need to wait until we can get the carpet done!)

After the play we had lunch with some friends (the mama is due in December, so that's fun), and then came home for naps. I took them to meet other friends at a bounce place this evening. They had a ton of fun! But why am *I* exhausted!?! Seriously, my body is telling me I did way too much, even though it wasn't all THAT much, really. Sigh. Oh, well. I got a nice bath and will get to bed "early."

We are going on an overnight tomorrow to celebrate a friend's college graduation. THAT friend's wife is also due just after me. Each family has 3 boys of basically similar ages (ours are more evenly spread, but the age spread is close to the same, if that makes sense!), and they found out their new baby is a girl! They're moving out of state soon, now that he's finished school, so it'll be extra special to see them at least a bit.

Though I'm trying to twist DH's arm into taking me to Dublin, TX, which is WAY out of the way, but is the home of "Dublin Dr. Pepper" - the only Dr. Pepper still made the original way with NO HFCS. There is an old-fashioned soda shop there, and I have always wanted to go. But, it would add at least 3 hours of driving time to our trip. Phooey. Even the pregnancy doesn't seem to be helping win this battle! Guess I'll have to go buy my own ice cream and I hear Fry's (the electronics store) carries Dublin DP now. Weird, but, it'll work!
post #51 of 137
I think even with this bladder and two toddlers in tow, I'd drive the three hours for the original Dr. P! So weird b/c a friend and I were just randomly talking about trying to go there someday (and we live in Philly and have no reason to be driving through Texas).

We are 87% packed for our 2 weeks, which considering that yesterday at 1:30 I had absolutely nothing packed, I'm pretty impressed with myself. We just have to do pillows and a few other random things. I know I'll forget something, or forget to do something in the house, but we can always run to Target or call our neighbor, right?

It's going to be in the high 90s here again today, and I am REALLY looking forward to some nice fall weather---but I keep reminding myself by the time we get the good weather, I'll basically be having a third baby! Shoot! ACK!!! But also YAY!!!! Am I going to go crazy with three kids in 4 years?
post #52 of 137
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Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post
I can't stand the idea of raw eggs in general (other than in cookie dough, cake batter, ya know! ) but I'm assured by my MW that it doesn't affect the taste of the smoothie at all.
I wouldn't say it has absolutely no effect on the taste, but it doesn't taste eggy or like you're swallowing a yucky gooey whole raw egg. It froths up in a way that I think most people would like better than a smoothie without egg if they didn't know what it was. The original Orange Julius recipe included raw eggs and they had to change it to try to replicate that effect when people got twitchy about salmonella.

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I simply adore Jamba Juice's Peanut Butter Moo'd with extra peanut butter (and not too much banana!). Too bad they rarely seem to get it right anymore - AND it's bursting with calories.
I do too, and the first thing I did when it became clear that weight gain was an issue in the other direction was go out and get one.
post #53 of 137
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Am I going to go crazy with three kids in 4 years?
My oldest was 3.5 when my youngest was born (ds is in between), and I survived. You can do it!
post #54 of 137
All this talk of raw eggs in smoothies reminded me of when I was about 12 and obsessed with Egg Nog! I would make my own in the blender - milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg. They were delicious! And very frothy! It never would have occured to me to put raw egg in a smoothie these days.

I would be VERY careful about what eggs you used, though - there was a recall of over 300million eggs this week

Yesterday was my first "alone" day - I dropped DH and DS at the airport in the morning and was home alone by 9:30. I felt so adrift most of the day! It makes me realize how much I've become used to a schedule - lunch at a certain time, DS needing a nap (though he might not take one), DH expecting dinner by 6pm...I got next to nothing done, didn't relax as much as I wanted...I worry the rest of the weekend will go the same way. I'm starting to think of breaking my general to-do list down by day Today is sewing - hemming curtains, making cloth wipes, attempting to make a "pocket" for my new-to-me glider (my old one had pockets or slots on the arms where I could stash my phone, the remote, etc. Definitely need that again.)

My sciatica has been flaring again, and I'm really looking forward to my massage/chiro appt. on Monday. Ahhhhh....
post #55 of 137
My legs have a lot of water on them... my feet aren't swollen, nor are my hands or face.. Just my legs. I'm assuming it must have something to do with the weight and circulation. Joy.

I love that our upstairs window unit (a/c) is clean and mold free now... but it's quite a bit louder than it was before we cleaned it. Ah well... hubby wants to clean the downstairs unit, too, because it's a pretty fair bet there's mold in it as well.

My husband cleaned up for me last night while I slept... he knows I've been hurting and he even did the dishes. Which I realize to some of you mamas isn't a big deal but it is in this house, he's got a huge aversion to having his hands wet and so it's a big deal to me when he moves past that and does them anyway for me, lol. He didn't finish but he definitely got them started and soaking.

I feel rather out of loop... you all have been quite chatty and I haven't participated as much this week, lol.

Jessi, I got your beads (not sure your username ) but thought I would say something! You can pm if you like and I'll note you down.
post #56 of 137
(((Nic)))


today is my home day. we spent most of yesterday with SIL & nieces. got to hold baby (who is almost 6 weeks now!) and he fell asleep on me

one of my friends here was due in September and had her baby while i was away! she is tiny, 5lbs and born at 36 weeks..but healthy & happy. im going to go visit on sunday with a meal.. but wow.. it makes it all seem a lot more real. we were due less than 2 months apart!

my dd`s room is in major need of a change around.cleaning so that's my task for this am.. after i eat something. and laundry.. we brought quite a bit of dirty stuff home with us. *sigh* i would love a day to lie in bed and read.

last night i had bad dreams.. one where i was in the yard and a HuGE brown bear came out of nowhere and i didn't know where my kids were, my dog wasn't in sight and i tried to run to the house but it was faster. i woke up before it reached me but it was scary! normally im not afraid of bears or wildlife in general.. but this was really upsetting. i didnt go back to sleep for a long time after that.

i think i may need a nap today.
post #57 of 137
Nic - I totally understand about the husband and dishes! Mine has a bit of OCD and is very particular about what he puts on his hands. He hates to cut up raw meat, for example, and pretty much has to leave the house when DS is painting because he gets so anxious about the mess! How wonderful that your husband was willing to get past his issues to help you in that way

BTW, I have my beads...I have my slips of paper...I just need to put them together...
post #58 of 137
I passed my midwifery boards today!! I am officially done with school. Woo hoo! Off to make celebratory chocolate cake!!
post #59 of 137
That's great, Ashley!!!

Nic-I think I'd have a heart attack if my dh volunteered housework. So I totally feel you there!

I also had a a/c mold issue. Ick. That was not fun!

I am sick of waking up drenched in sweat even with the a/c on full blast. I'm sick of summer!

I ordered new beads as the last ones were too small. Hopefully I'll get them soon and get them to you before the end of the month!
post #60 of 137
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I passed my midwifery boards today!! I am officially done with school. Woo hoo! Off to make celebratory chocolate cake!!
Yay!!!!!!!! Good for you! Send me some cake.
[QUOTE=MamaFern;15756356](((Nic)))

my dd`s room is in major need of a change around.cleaning so that's my task for this am.. after i eat something. and laundry.. we brought quite a bit of dirty stuff home with us. *sigh* i would love a day to lie in bed and read.

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I've been doing ds's room today. His closet is the biggest and deepest in the house and as a result A LOT of junk gets stuffed in there. And not just his stuff. I'm completely exhausted and am still in the haul it out stage.
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