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Weekly Chat ~ Dec 3 - Dec 9

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Starting a new thread for the new week, here is the last post from the last one to continue the conversation...
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So i've had a bit of a weird few weeks.. i have been spending a lot of time with some friends who are just wonderful.. and so supportive.. an ive sortve fallen into seeing one of them.. its nothing too serious at the moment (altho its clear he likes me more then just a little bit, hes being cautious with the whole pregnancy thing) but i guess its just lovely to have someone giving a damn about me. I didnt tell him about the pregnancy at first (because i didnt expect it to go the way it did) and then when i didnt tell him i found it hard to tell him later, but eventually when i did tell him instead of being angry like i expected,he was wonderfully understanding about it. He is polar opposite of my ex.. and he has been kind, and talking to me about the pregnancy, holding my belly and stuff, and i guess its just nice. Its the one bit of pregnancy i've been so jealous of people doing it together, because of being able to share it with there men. And i know hes not the dad, but its nice to have support from someone who seems to care not only about me but the baby aswell smile.gif fingers crossed i guess.. this weekend we have been putting up the christmas tree and just having a wonderful time making my house christmassy and lovely.  I sortve cant believe my lifes trying to go right again. I'm not sure exactly how i feel atm, so i'm just taking things as they come, but im so greatful to have the support smile.gif .


Whos got there christmas decorations up? also do u have an advent calender? i have a chocolate one for now but me and my friend are making each other persent filled ones for each others christmas preesents smile.gif its quite exciting (im such a child!!.. its not for me.. its for the baby wink1.gif )
I'm so glad you've found someone to share your pregnancy with and someone who is showing you and your baby love smile.gif

We have our tree up with lights (it's artificial), but no ornaments yet, maybe this weekend! I want to get a wreath for the front door and put out some pillows and other Christmas decorations around the house. Hadn't planned to do lights, but I might change my mind as DD is loving seeing all the lights on people's houses. I may have to get an advent calendar as I am sure DD would love it!

DD had some diarrhea this weekend, yuck, lots of not fun cleaning up messes and she didn't feel well. She seems better today, but we'll see! DH got the basement about half painted and we had some junk dudes come and haul away the rest of the stuff we don't want, only cost $188 and got rid of a ton of stuff and they came in and hauled it from the basement and garage without us having to do anything except tell them what to take. Was well worth it especially since DH would have had to do nearly all the work himself if he had done it!

Since it was warm this weekend, I did a test of the carseat install on Saturday while DD was sleeping in my car and then DH in his. Verdict: not good. They do fit in my car and his barely, but getting kids in an out and whatnot is going to be a huge pain in either car and would really work better with a seat in a 3rd row. My car does have a 3rd row, but getting to it is not super easy and putting up even half will eat into a ton of our luggage space and we need that luggage space for various reasons. We only planned to have 2 kids total and based our car purchases on that, now I am really wishing I had pushed DH more on getting a minivan. I love my car (Acura MDX), but I think a minivan would have been more practical and now we are seriously considering trading my car in for one for ease of getting them in and out and comfort of the kids. Looking at the Honda Odyssey as I love Honda and they have the best rated for 2012 and that is what I would get if we get it now since they'll discount the price quite a bit since the 2013s are out. I dunno, we're thinking about it, but I have a feeling that's how it will go. Then DH and I would just trade cars to drive the kids around, at least until DD is in a booster and the twins are forward facing as then I think we could fit the seats for that in DH's car and make it work decently. Would appreciate any thoughts folks have on minivans!
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Timesaway, that sounds nice about having a nice guy in your life. It sounds like you definitely deserve it. We have our Christmas decorations up and I got DD a chocolate advent calendar. She doesn't really understand it other than she gets a piece of chocolate everyday. I will have to look into those things put up above.

UUUGGGHHH!!!! DD is driving me nuts! Got to love her but seriously! She is up before 6 am now, crabby as heck, comes in our room and demands we get up, and then dislikes everything the whole first half of the day. Takes 2 bites of breakfast and decides she doesn't like, is mad at me if I don't turn her cartoons on at the exact moment she wants to watch them, colors for 30 second and then says she is done and bored. And its not even 8.30 yet. And....now she just pushed her toys down the stairs....

It's winter, and raining, and our town sucks for things to do with littel kids. We don't even have a mall or anything so now I have to figure out how and where to take her, added expense to our little budget.

Frustrating! And now I will have 2 of them like this next year.....
Yeah, I've had those days with DD too. Sometimes I am not unhappy to send her to daycare on Monday, love her of course, but ugh smile.gif
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Bailey, that is rough.  DS was in a very similar mood this morning and it's very unlike him.  He didn't have the best sleep last night - woke up 3 times between 3:30 and 6 when he was up for the day, so I am sure part of it is that he's tired.  But yeah, I was glad to be coming into work today, although it's really too bad that he's in such a foul mood as today is his first day at his new dayhome and I wanted him to have a good day.  Getting up an hour earlier than usual so that we can get home an hour earlier will be a change for all of us.  And poor D is going to miss his nanny so much once he figures out she isnt' coming back.  We've been talking to him about it but I am pretty sure he doesn't "get it" yet.

 

Time, I'm happy for you that you've got a friend to share your journey with.  He sounds very nice and like he's treating you as you deserve to be treated.

 

Katie, I hope your daughter is feeling better!  As for cars...we have a Ford Expedition and it has tons of room.  The gas mileage isn't as good as a van, obviously, but living where we do we love the automatic 4WD option, and the 4H, etc.  It also works well for us because we can pull our tent trailer with it and I love the durability that you get with a truck engine.  They run and run and run.  As for vans, my BIL and SIL have a Nissan (I think about an '08) and have really liked it so far.  My grandparents have an older Honda (probably an 04 or 05) and have been really happy with it and have had no issues that I know of (but they are also pretty gentle on it, being seniors and all, and it's had mostly highway miles).  I don't know if the Toyota's still have this or not, but my boss has an older Toyota and likes it OTHER THAN the run flat tires, which are apparently really really expensive to replace.  My girlfriend just bought a Town and Country and loves it so far, but it's early days in their relationship orngtongue.gif.

 

We had a busy weekend!  Friday night we took our nanny out for a nice dinner as it was her last day with us.  We're sad to see her go, and it's even sadder because she's gone back to Kenya so it's not like we can meet up for coffee or a playdate as we could if she were just moving on.  Saturday we had the company children's christmas party.  It was at the science centre and DS had a blast.  He did really well with Santa, although he was starstruck when he sat on Santa's lap and couldn't think of what to say.  The picture is pretty funny for that reason.  We picked up a Christmas tree and ran errands as well.  Sunday we decorated the tree and house, I baked bread and muffins and made chili, I had yoga, and we had my parents over for supper.  So it was a busy day!  I was ready for bed by nine.  lol.

 

So excited for my ultrasound on Friday, but very dissapointed as I just found out this am that DH scheduled a meeting Friday morning! Grrr.  He was there when we booked the appointment and everything!  Maybe I'll ask my mom if she wants to come, she'd really like that.  I had a dream last night the baby was a dark haired little girl.  It was a great dream, until the part where I forgot her at the zoo! lol.  I will have to resist the urge to find out on Friday if my dream was right.  Hearing about others finding out the gender makes me SO tempted but I know we will be happy to have kept it a surprise when the time comes.  Honestly, I will be shocked if this baby is a boy, but I don't think I'll be dissapointed.

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Thanks nstewart for the feedback on vehicles! Yeah, I think DD will be ok today, daycare hasn't called yet, so I'm hopeful. I did tell them they probably want to keep her in pullups all day though and they agreed and thanked me for letting them know smile.gif

That does have to be so sad to say goodbye to someone who will be so far away greensad.gif Sorry to hear your DH won't be able to make it for your U/S now, anyway he can reschedule his meeting? He's going to regret missing it! But yeah, definitely take your Mom along if he can't go.
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Katie, we're planning on getting a mini-van too, since this is baby #3 for us (and we hope for a few more too) and so far after asking around all my mama friends with vans the Honda seems to be the most popular, although the Toyota comes a close second. So once we are ready to buy (saving up right now so we can pay cash) we will be getting either one since they are both really well liked. We'll make our final decision based on what we can get for the money we have to spend when the time comes. We did use a Town & Country once as a hire car when my parents visited last year, and we hated it. The seat back on the 3rd row was not very easily adjustable, was too laid back to be comfortable for an adult to sit in, and was a total pain to have the carseat in a rear facing position. DS1 was only 17 months at the time, & DS2 2 months, so we put DS1's seat on the 3rd row, so one of my parents could sit in the back with him, and then had the bucket seat on one of the chairs in the 2nd row so I could sit with DS2. We took my parents down to Key West for a weekend, (4-5 hour drive) and my mum & I swapped between the 2 children several times, as it was so uncomfortable to sit in the 3rd row for any length of time, and nothing we did would make the seat more upright.

 

I'd definitely get feedback from as many people as you can who own the vehicles you're considering before making a final decision.

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Yup, good call, I know at least one Odyssey owner at daycare and I see a bunch of them, so I'll have to ask what they think! I did contact the Honda internet sales guy I spoke to last time I got a car as we almost got a Pilot and I can get a really good deal on a 2012, even better than I thought I could get, so that's good if we do decide to go that route. I will probably look at Toyota too, though last time I went to a Toyota dealer around here they were horrible to me. Did that classic ignore the wife, talk to the husband, even though we made it clear several times that we were looking for me. Anyway, thanks again Lynann!
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(Had a reply all typed up this morning, got distracted and then my computer freaked out.  Here I go again...)

 

 

Times, I'm so glad you found someone to share this special time with!  He sounds very sweet!  How fun to do an advent calendar with your friend.

 

Bailey, I hope your afternoon went better!  Those days are rough!  We don't really have anywhere to get out here in the winter either so I know that's frustrating.  My kids like to go play with the toys at Target but you can only do that so much! 

 

NStewart, I'm sorry your nanny is moving. :(  It sounds like your DS will be really happy at his new homecare though!  I hope his first day went well.  I will be hoping and praying that your DHs meeting gets rescheduled so he can join you for the U/S!

 

Katie, That sounds great to get all that stuff out of your basement!  It sounds like it will be a really useful thing to have the extra space.  As for cars, we finally gave in and got a (used) Toyota Sienna last summer.  We were pretty resistant to minivans but we really love it and it's been a great vehicle for us to have.  Over the summer I could add friends' car seats and carpool to the beach.  Even when we add a third child there is still room for us to take DHs aunt with us places comfortably (she can't drive and we often need/want to take her so that was a consideration for us).  We took a long trip to Colorado this summer and there was plenty of room, even on the way home when things seem to multiply.  We lucked out and found a great deal on a model with all the bells and whistles which was a bonus for sure.  A few weeks ago I tried to grab a quick lunch out with the girls while running errands but the place was so packed there wasn't anywhere to sit.  Since we had the van I just put the back seats down (even if I had a seat in the back I could have put two of them down) and we had a picnic in the back of the car. 

 

Whew!  They announced that DH was coming on staff at church yesterday so we were at all three services.  It was a good but long day, I'm so thankful I was able to get in a nap!  I laughed so hard when DH told me this so I thought I would share:  An older lady came up to DH after one of the services and said, "It doesn't hurt that you and Derrick (one of the other, younger pastors)  are cute too!"  Haha!  It was pretty funny.  It caught Dh off-guard and he wasn't sure what to say.

 

I finally got my act together and got things done for an advent calendar this year.  To make it manageable yet meaningful/special I tried to do a mix of reading a Christmas book, doing a craft, giving to others, activities and a little candy.   Saturday we kicked things off by going on a mommy-daughter date to see the Peanutcracker which is a condensed version of the Nutcracker for little ones.  They loved it and I was lots of fun.  The girls are really enjoying getting to find the right number bag each day and seeing what's inside.  I'm realizing that I really should have made myself a key though because I don't know what we're doing each day until they open the bag.  Oops!  Lesson learned!

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Can't join in on the car convo- I've never had a minivan. As this is #1 for us, we're sticking with our current vehicles.

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Yeah, I've had those days with DD too. Sometimes I am not unhappy to send her to daycare on Monday, love her of course, but ugh smile.gif

Stuff like this is reassuring to read. I've already been feeling guilt about going back to work, so it's nice to hear about good mamas who use daycare. love.gif


In other news... Call me a dork but I love reading about famous women being pregnant the same time as me. Princess Kate is pregnant!!! People babies (http://celebritybabies.people.com/) has been a daily read for me lately. Lol.
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Can't join in on the car convo- I've never had a minivan. As this is #1 for us, we're sticking with our current vehicles.
Stuff like this is reassuring to read. I've already been feeling guilt about going back to work, so it's nice to hear about good mamas who use daycare. love.gif
In other news... Call me a dork but I love reading about famous women being pregnant the same time as me. Princess Kate is pregnant!!! People babies (http://celebritybabies.people.com/) has been a daily read for me lately. Lol.

Lol!  I just logged on to post the same thing!  I am excited for them too!  

 

Well, DS did pretty good at his dayhome today.  It was a rough morning but he had a terrible sleep last night so I know it's because he was so tired.  He had a long nap, and then a much better afternoon.  He even was talking about going back tomorrow and had to show us around the house.  He was very excited, it was very cute! 

 

Oh, and I'm in the midst of Christmas shopping.  I found a great push cart on Amazon.com (made by Haba) for DS as he loves the stroller at parent and tot.  This one can be used as a pram, or as a cart.  Anyway, it was $130 on Amazon.com.  But they wouldn't ship it to Canada.  So I tried Amazon.ca, and it was $260 for the exact same thing!!  Drives me CRAZY!  My co-sleeper was $100 less on Amazon.com than Amazon.ca as well!  Anyway, luckily for me MIL and FIL still haven't left the states so I shipped it to them and they're bringing it back for us.  And Canadian retailers wonder why there is so much cross-border shopping!  I am all for supporting local business, and feel it's important, but there is a limit!

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CoBaby, Yup, it is great to get the basement cleared out and the garage is almost clear too, might even be able to fit both cars in it soon! We are definitely going to get a minivan I think, the ease of use with kids and the better space and all that is just too good to pass up IMO, just need to figure out which one we want and then go get it. We'll owe about the same as we do now, but it will be a lower car payment which is awesome with the added expenses we are going to have soon. A minivan is what I wanted last time, but DH really didn't, so since we were planning for only 2 kids, I was ok with it. Congrats to your DH, too funny about the old lady's comment!

I want to get a pre-made advent calendar for DD, I think she would enjoy it! I'll have to look around (quickly) and see what I can find, but I'd like one with ornaments for the tree if possible, I think that would be fun for her. DD is really loving all the Christmas lights up everywhere, it's so fun to see her getting into it smile.gif

TwilightJoy, it was hard to send her to daycare at first, but I feel very lucky that she absolutely loves it and that we were able to find a place that I really love with people I trust. DD seems to be quite the extrovert and since I am an introvert and so is DH, it really has worked out for us for a place for her to get her social needs met. I am quite lucky that I could choose to go back to work or stay home (though DH definitely wanted me to go back to work), but I do much better working, so that was my choice and I truly don't regret it. It helped a lot for me that I was able to make pumping breastmilk at daycare work too, so if anyone wants any info on that, let me know as it is quite the weird, rewarding, etc. experience smile.gif But yeah, you have to do what works for your family, that's for sure, and it can honestly be hard to know what you really want to do with all the weird pressure to be the "perfect" mother that everyone seems to define differently.
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OK, I have stepped back away from the ledge, haha. Just a bad morning and I shouldn't MDC before breakfast on those days.  I ended up taking her shopping for one of those indoor plastic slides and got her a little basketball hoop too. Those will be her xmas presents too since she was the only one I hadn't bought for yet. It must have been what she needed to spend her energy on because she finally slept until 7.30 today and not 5.59 am yelling at me to 'get up!' Today she is going to grandma's house for a few hours while I have lunch with my cousins. We do it once a month and usually I take her but we end up talking for 2 or 3 hours and she gets bored, and she can't really play anywhere at most of the restaurants we go to.

 

I am starting to feel ready for the baby to get here. I'm not sick of being pregnant yet but I am just ready to meet the little one and be his or her mommy. I was thinking of picking up some RRLT today too. Maybe my aversion to tea will be gone now.

 

Quinalla - Yuck on the diarrhea! No fun. Knock on wood, DD has yet to be sick for more than a 2 day cold so far. We will be finding out soon if my car will fit a carseat and booster. DD is getting a booster seat as a xmas present since it was on sale for $30 and we needed one. Her carseat now is a convertible one that goes from 5 to 65 lbs so it's pretty big. She is so long already that she is kicking the back of the seat when she is riding in that now.

 

Nstewart - Speaking of dreams! I had a dream lastnite that I was trying to breastfeed the new baby except it wasn't the new baby it was DD in her current size, etc. And my milk was thick like milkshake. So weird...

That's too bad about DH missing the u/s. We were at DH's families place the other day and his brother was there and asked if we were finding out what we were having and I said we weren't finding out. DH said, "were not?"  Oops, did I forget to tell you that? He said he didn't care if we found out or not but apparently I forgot to tell him we weren't, haha. Although I did point out to him that I haven't been to the clinic in 9 weeks and was doing my own prenatals and then it kinda clicked for him. 

 

Lynann -  I had a toyota carolla forever and really like the quality. I don't know if that would mean the toyota van would be good quality too but if we were getting a minivan I would def consider toyota.

 

Cobabymaker - That's funny about your DH at work! Congrats again on his job. We are trying to do an advent activity each Sunday of advent this year. 2 weekends we are getting together with people to bake Christmas cookies, this last weekend we visited friends 2 hours away that have 2 kids for DD to play with, and then we are going up to the 'big city' to see a lighted Christmas parade and a holiday design/flower show thing.

 

TJ - There are plenty of good mama's that use daycare! And there are plenty of SAHM's that sometimes question why they didn't choose daycare some days. Did you see that Jessica Simpson is pregnant again? I think her other child is 1 year or younger.

 

Quinalla - I think its really true that some mama's do better at work. It's just there personality. My best friend is that way too and she has to stay busy and have almost too much on her plate and she is at her best. She works part-time waitressing, has her own design business and is in at least 2 groups/clubs all the time too. She has a 4 year old, 1 year old and is 24 weeks pregnant, and she wouldn't have it any other way (although, the new pregnancy was a surprise).

 

 

Has anybody been able to notice baby's patterns as far as movements and awake times? I have really been noticing that lately. Baby will ball up and go to my lower right 'corner' of my uterus to hunker down and sleep and it feels really weird. Kinda like it is tucking itself under part of the placenta to sleep. Like s/he is really close and feels so hard, sometimes I can kinda tell butt or back and such. And s/he is always awake from like 6.30 until after breakfast and then goes back to sleep. It's kind of funny to follow what it is doing.

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In other news... Call me a dork but I love reading about famous women being pregnant the same time as me. Princess Kate is pregnant!!! People babies (http://celebritybabies.people.com/) has been a daily read for me lately. Lol.

 

I was wondering when the rumors would be true about Kate being pregnant!  We got married on the same day as they did so DH and I always joke that it must be tough on the royals to have us as role models.  biggrinbounce.gif

 

Of course, it was a bummer that none of the paparazzi showed up at our wedding since they were all in London that day.  Hee hee....

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In other news... Call me a dork but I love reading about famous women being pregnant the same time as me. Princess Kate is pregnant!!!

 

LOL, I saw this too and actually had a dream about it last night! I was reading US weekly (I only read that kind of magazine/website when waiting at the dentist or something) and there were pics of her wearing a cute navy plaid coat and sporting what only the paparazzi would call a bump. DH says I have boring dreams ... and this dream is pretty good support of that.

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In other news... Call me a dork but I love reading about famous women being pregnant the same time as me. Princess Kate is pregnant!!! People babies (http://celebritybabies.people.com/) has been a daily read for me lately. Lol.

 

Yes!  My campaign for an arranged royal marriage is already beginning.  Marry up, little bun in my oven!

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Yes!  My campaign for an arranged royal marriage is already beginning.  Marry up, little bun in my oven!

LOL!   I'm sorry she seems to be having such a rough time of it though.  

 

 

 
Timesway>  I remember a kind of "too good to be true" feeling when I got together with my husband.  He treated me well, we clicked, made each other laugh, it was all together wonderful.  I'm glad you are having a similar experience with the guy in your life.
 
A couple of years ago for Christmas we were given a homemade Advent quilt with tiny little knitted stockings on it for each day.  This year I filled it with stickers to decorate a cardboard tree but my daughter complained right off about the lack of "food".  LOL  I've since bought some chocolates and locally made sugar candies that I've added in here and there but she's not getting one every day!  We've also got one of the LEGO Advent calendars I'm saving for when the kids are a bit older.
 
Bailey>  I can't even imagine because my town and state is so good about activities for the little ones.  The libraries have storyhours and the state funds a program the runs playgroups. Someone even put together a website for the state that lists a ton of kid friendly activities like the projects at Lowe's and whatnot.  It's pretty amazing because we're a tiny rural state!  I hope that things start going more smoothly!
 
NStewart>  Awww, your little one will probably be clingy for a bit once he catches on that she's gone.  Also, phooey on your husband for scheduling a meeting during your ultrasound.  I always "invite" my husband to add stuff like that to his work calendar through our Google calendar in an attempt to make sure he doesn't forget!
 
I live near the Canadian border and it's funny how the difference in the dollar can make for who goes to which side to go shopping!  I know that the retail taxes in Canada are much higher so that's got to make a difference too.
 
Katie>  Good luck on the car search.  I so dislike the thought of getting a minivan that I'd looked into which carseats could fit three across in a regular car or SUV before I even had my first baby.  Twins run in both my husband and my family so I was just trying to cover my bases because I knew I wanted two pregnancies.
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NStewart>  Awww, your little one will probably be clingy for a bit once he catches on that she's gone.  Also, phooey on your husband for scheduling a meeting during your ultrasound.  I always "invite" my husband to add stuff like that to his work calendar through our Google calendar in an attempt to make sure he doesn't forget!
 
I live near the Canadian border and it's funny how the difference in the dollar can make for who goes to which side to go shopping!  I know that the retail taxes in Canada are much higher so that's got to make a difference too.
 

So far so good with DS...he slept great last night and was in much better spirits this morning.  He said he didn't want to go to his dayhome when it was time to leave, but was totally fine when we dropped him off, went right in with no fuss.  Oh, and I have to share this trick that has FINALLY completely cleared up his cold.  http://www.greenhealthspot.com/2007/12/get-rid-of-your.html  My naturopath told me about this a while back and I kind of forgot about it until yesterday.  So it could be that DS was just at the end of his cold, but let me tell you he slept like a rock and even though his nose was super runny yesterday he didn't have a drip this morning!

 

 

DH is going to see if he HAS to attend this meeting or if he can send a delegate in his place.  Apparently it can't be re-scheduled as there are 15 attendees and this is the only time everyone can make it.

 

 

The funny thing about the dollar is that the Canadian dollar has been almost even with the US dollar for a few years now.  Some days it is slightly higher,some slightly lower.  So it isn't a difference in the dollar.  And in my province, our total sales tax is 5% (we only have federal tax, no provincial) which is the lowest in the country (we also have the lowest income tax rate in the country) so our sales taxes are actually lower than a lot of states (I think you are adjacent to Quebec and close to Ontario.  I am pretty sure they have the highest in the country)  I guess it has to be purchasing power one (lower population equals less purchasing power) and competition two (fewer retailers means less competition and thus higher prices).  It's really annoying though.

 

 

Oh, and your Advent calendar sounds beautiful!  I love that you can put different things into it and change it every year.  We always just did the chocolate thing when I was a kid but I love the ideas some other people have on here way better!  Maybe next year...

 

Just had to share...I had my first random stranger comment today.  I was Christmas shopping at lunch and a lady working at the book store I went into commented on my "little present" pointing at my belly.  I am wearing a maternity dress today so I guess I officially look pregnant enough for random strangers to make comments!

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Looks like Target has a couple advent calendars that might work, I'd have to buy some little ornaments to fill it with, but that's ok.

Ghislaine, I used to be very anti-minvan, we had one as a kid that was just awful! But I've changed my tune, I really like them now smile.gif And I could find seats to fit in the MDX, it just won't be fun logistically that's for sure! Even though twins run in the family, I never really thought I would have them smile.gif silly I suppose!

nstewart, well hopefully DH can skip the meeting! Congrats on getting noticed as pregnant, I've been preemptively telling people as I hate for folks to be embarrassed doing the Is she, isn't she dance in their head smile.gif but I definitely look pregnant and have noticed people going out of their way to hold doors and all that.

BaileyB, I'm not ready yet, but I am getting more excited!
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nstewart- Yay for looking pregnant! I've had a few ladies at work tell me I have a cute bump, but only after they confirmed my pregnancy with someone else. I don't think I'm pregnant enough yet for strangers to notice!

Quinalla and Bailey- thanks for the nice words about daycare, just what I needed to hear. hug.gif

And so glad I'm not the only one excited about Kate and the royal baby!

eepeepee- Ha! I never even thought about our LOs marrying the royal LO. There sure will be a line for that one! Lol.

kimble- a cute navy plaid coat, eh? I can't wait to see what she really wears the next few months. I could use some royal maternity clothes advice!

Kate- so cool that you got married the same day as them. And ROTFLMAO.gif about the paparazzi.
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Hi Mamas! Been a busy week, so I am just finally catching up here.

 

TJ - I stayed at home with my DD for 2.5 years, but this time I am going back to work. I want to and am happy about the decision (although I think it will be hard). As much as I adore being a mama, I feel I am more suited (and can be my best self/mama/wife) to working over SAH. I didn't realize it last time until I actually did return to work and I felt like a new person. Its not that I didn't enjoy SAH, its just that I feel more complete and fulfilled this way, and that is what I need to give to my family.

 

N - the cold kicking remedy sounds great. I wonder if I could get dd to keep the socks on tho! I may try it on myself with my next cold.

 

Our tree has been up for a week and we are loving it. Lights outside too, and around the inside of the house, I love, love lights! I actually did my cards this weekend too, I NEVER get them done this early. Feels great! Still struggling with gifts for 2 of my brothers...what do you get for single dudes in their 20's? And these I have to send to FL, so gotta get them done soon.

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Our tree has been up for a week and we are loving it. Lights outside too, and around the inside of the house, I love, love lights! I actually did my cards this weekend too, I NEVER get them done this early. Feels great! Still struggling with gifts for 2 of my brothers...what do you get for single dudes in their 20's? And these I have to send to FL, so gotta get them done soon.
I tend to get my brothers (they aren't single anymore, but yeah) gift cards, usually to Amazon, sometimes to Lowe's. I usually just ask them what they want and since they rarely want anything specific, gift cards work great! I used to always get them a day-by-day calendar to go with it, but I don't anymore as they didn't use them.
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