It's been a quiet week on this thread so far, I hope everyone is doing well.
Kate, it sounds like you are doing awesome on the organizing front! Well done! I hope DH has a great surprise up his sleeve for you for Valentine's day.
Sheryl, glad to hear you are sleeping better! It's so tough when sleep is an issue. Enjoy your date night with DH this weekend.
Katie, you guys are really motoring through your reno! That's great! It's so much work but I'm sure you'll be so glad to have it done before the babes arrive. It's also nice you don't have to rush out and buy clothes. I am sure you'll get some more stuff as gifts anyway. The only thing I would worry about with putting the clothes in the dresser and stuff right now is construction dust, even just from laying carpet, etc. It would be unfortunate to go to the work of sorting, washing, folding, and putting away only to have to re-wash, fold and sort in a few weeks! I hope your results are good on the glucose screen. (I will be finding out for sure in an hour, at my MW appointment, but am assuming I'm all good since she hasn't called before now). It's really unfortunate to hear that insurance companies are giving people a hard time about the breast pumps, but I suppose not surprising. I apologize in advance to anyone who works at an insurance company, but I really think the way that they try to scr@w people out of benefits they are entitled to is BS, that and the nickle and diming drive me crazy (and this coming from a Cdn who has public health care and is really griping about car and home insurance. I can't imagine some of the frustration you mamas down south must deal with!!) Anyway, I hope you don't deal with any hassle and just have to send in your RX as you were told earlier.
Co, I'm glad you had a nice visit with your friend. Sorry about your Dad's email. I agree, it sounds like he's processing more than communicating, but if this has been a problem area for him I guess at least he's making an effort. Sometimes all you can do is respond just like you did. Sorry to hear also that your grandparents have been in such poor health.
Bailey, I like your kind of nesting! It sounds fun! My appetite is up and down. Some days I am STARVED, other days I don't have much appetite. Or, some days I will go from not really hungry to ravenous in a matter of what feels like minutes. I am gaining about 1lb per week, give or take, so I'm fine with that. If I continue on as I have been I'll end up being up about 34lbs by 40 weeks, which is a good 10-15lbs less than last time. I am not super focued on weight gain though. I figure I'll gain what I gain, and as long as I am eating healthy foods (mostly ) and just eating when I'm hungry, not picking and snacking from boredom, then I will not feel bad for gaining 50lbs again if that's where I end up. I feel like this baby is higher than DS was too. I feel like I am already getting kicks in my ribs, and I find it extremely difficult to bend over to pick things up. Taking pants on/off is a huge pain, socks and shoes are even worse. (Katie, Lisidea and any other multiple mammas, feel free to give me a cyber whack for that, I can only imagine how it is for you!)
Organizing continues at our house. The spare room is 99% organized now! YAY! Just need to put a few shelves in the closet and put away a few more items and then give it a good dust and it's done. I have also made it through all of our photos from 1996/97 to the present, have them organized by year (or my best guess) and have started putting them in albums. I think that a few more evenings and that monster of a task will be done. It also made me realize that we have not printed ANY photos since 2007. I am thinking of doing albums on picaboo like my SIL does, one for each year or something. When the photos are done I will move on to baby clothes (which will be exciting!).
I girl friend of mine that I haven't seen in some time invited me to go to an NHL game with her tonight. It'll be fun to catch up. We were really close in law school and essentially until I had DS, but have seen less of eachother since then. A combo of reasons: she is single with no kids, so we have less in common and also less opportunity for me to see her in the evenings, etc. than before I had DS, and we both moved offices and don't work out at the same gym anymore, which is where we saw eachother pretty well daily before, and partly because I couldn't deal with the constant drama in her life anymore. Anyway, I still care about how she's doing and catching up will be good.
No Valentine's day plans here either. DH and I don't really celebrate Valentines for the most part. I think I'll get a card for DS and a small gift like a book or stickers. I love the heart pancake idea, maybe I can do something like that for DS too. I did get DH a magazine subscription he's been wanting as a gift (to a German architectural/engineering magazine, lol) so I reminded him in passing that tomorrow was Valenites so he'll hopefully at least pick up a card for me so he doesn't feel bad. I don't care if he remembers or gets me anything, but I don't want to surprise him and have him feel bad for not doing anything or getting me anything.
ETA: Steph, I've been thinking about you and hope you're doing ok.