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~*Weekly Chat Thread for April 19th - 25th*~

post #1 of 69
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I got the baby gear up from the basement today. It escaped the flooding and Bee had a blast sitting in the bouncy chair.

Also it is snowing in Chicago.

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Also it is snowing in Chicago.

 

Snowing here too.  It would be pretty snow if it wasn't APRIL.  demon.gif

 

Glad to hear your baby stuff escaped!

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Oh man, snow sounds really good right about now!! I don't know how I'm going to survive in this 80-90 degree weather in Florida. Normally I love it but being pregnant in this heat makes it feels 10 times hotter. Enjoy that cool weather!!

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Oh man, snow sounds really good right about now!! I don't know how I'm going to survive in this 80-90 degree weather in Florida. Normally I love it but being pregnant in this heat makes it feels 10 times hotter. Enjoy that cool weather!!

 

I will trade you.  This winter feels like the longest winter ever.

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Snowing! Crazy. It has cooled down a bit here but still warm enough to just wear a light jacket. I'm definitely a west coast girl when it comes to weather preferences.

 

I just slept from 9pm to noon! I took the day off, DD is in daycare on Fridays so DP got up and took her and is working on our townhouse to put the final touches on our townhouse for showing (yay, finally!). I'm throwing a surprise birthday party for DP tomorrow night for about 40 people at our new house so I'm madly trying to put away things and clean up a bit. She thinks 2 friends are coming for dinner and is going to be so excited when she sees all her cousins, our friends and her brother and his wife from out of town :) 

 

As for pregnancy news, I think I need to up my cal/mag or at least take it more consistently every night. I'm starting to get achy legs and close to charley horses most nights. I've also had a couple more bouts of mild heartburn - I really though I was going to escape that this time! Other than that, here I am at 24 weeks and I feel good! Baby is an acrobat and I'm enjoying it :)

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I will totally trade away my snow. My spring jacket is only going to zip up for about a week more.

 

Basement looks lovely, they took almost everything out and did a great job of washing it.

Bee did great upstairs on her own with her lover Diego and not much else. Of course, she is paying me back with no nap.

 

Pregnancy wise things are lovely. I have a waddle and need to slow down etc. But an comfortable and get these lovely baby bumps. Nights are better too.

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I will trade you.  This winter feels like the longest winter ever.

 

i know, right! enough already!

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We had snow this week, too. My coat doesn't zip. I have a jacket that still does and a maternity cotton jacket but that's it. So ready for spring.

 

DH just installed our car seats successfully, 3 in a row in our car. I am so thankful we don't need to buy a new vehicle!

post #9 of 69
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Great Edelweiss about the seats.
Monkey spend the afternoon in the stroller bassinet with a pile of blankets. He also gave the baby gym a talk about when Iggy comes. He loved playing in it with bee.
post #10 of 69
Seems rather quiet on the weekly threads. I too have been busy trying to get DSs room painted. That is all done now but now I have to refinish all the furniture we bought for him. Not in love with that task.
I will have another ob appt this Friday with ultrasound. I think we were going to go through the birth plan etc then too. Getting closer my friends.
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I have my anatomy scan this Wednesday. I am a little nervous although I know typically things turn out fine I just want to hear that everything looks normal so far. I have too many friends who have gotten terrible diagnoses at their scans (CHD, anencephaly, and others).

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Seems rather quiet on the weekly threads. 

 

It does seem a little sleepy around here.  Maybe we should ask a Question of the day or week?  Nothing serious, but something to get us chatting and getting to know each other better? anyone could ask it :)

 

Question of the Day:

If you could sit down right now with a movie/book and a "treat", what would they be?

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Leigh, I'm fighting the waddle, too.

Carmen Hope the party was awesome! 

Edelweiss, I know it was a relief to have the anatomy scan over, my mind raced the days before it actually happened.  Fingers crossed everything looks just right!

Sorry to everyone that is still getting winter weather.  I actually got a big sunburn at the pool this week.  Sunscreened the kids, not me. 

 

QOTD: I'd love to watch the latest episode of a show we have waiting on our itunes.  As for a treat, I want something icy and sweet. A yummy sorbet or something.

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Good luck at your scan on Wednesday, Edelweiss. I hope it puts your mind at ease hug2.gif

 

QOTD: I have John Irving's latest on my kindle right now and would to finish it! A treat...hmmm....some ginger tea, hot buttery popcorn and a gluten free sweet to top it off!

 

Surprise party for DP was a huge success...such a fun night! 

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Edelweiss- I hope the days go swiftly for you! 

 

Carmen- Was she surprised?  I'm glad it went well!

 

Last night DS asked if we could go out for ice cream (we've never actually done this, but he has heard of kids doing it).  Then out of nowhere he said, "Wait, I have an idea!  Let's pretend it is my birthday again and we can celebrate and have a party!  Mama, can we make ice cream and sit out on the front porch after dinner and pretend like we're partying?"  This is my kinda party!  What a great surprise treat for all of us.

 

QOTD:  I want to listen to This American Life, but it isn't on right now... but NOW is the time when both DS and DH are napping!  So, playing on the internet is my treat for now, and I think I'll go make a cup of tea. (Thanks for the idea carmen!)

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Arent parties the best? Glad DP had fun, Carmen

Good luck on the anatomy scan, Edelweiss, it must be a bit nerve wracking to have two babies in there. I bet those HB mamas who you read about who have surprise twins must be shocked at the end, but maybe less anxiety filled pregnancies smile.gif

QOTD I really really want a brownie right now. Sigh. I'm not going to get it unless I make it, and I'm not doing that! I would like to be watching Game of Thrones, but I'm waiting for DH to get back from Geneva. I'd actually rather be reading the next book in the series...hurry the fudge up GRRM!
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QOTD: we has a triple dedication at church today for three brothers, then a party later at their grandparents who live near us and I ate a babies wight in date roll up pasteurized, which were wonderful, but now I am full. I want to watch the hobbit, but I am too tired to really be awake at the end and will probably do more of the 70 gatsby movie on Netflix.

I got lots of time today snuggling the three week old at church and the party. He has the same name as Monkey and my guy likes that. He held him after church and was enthrall end, particularly with the tiny feet. Bee liked his feet too. Nice to get them Interacting with a newborn
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QDOT : Dark (70% Cacao) chocolate and A&E's Hoarders....yeah I know, it's my guilty pleasure.bag.gif But hey, I may not clean enough but at least I don't keep dead cats in the freezer.thumb.gif

 

DH is out of town for the week for work so I am on my own. It's going to be a long week but we'll probably be ok....there may be a few more cartoons than usual though.

 

Someone at our church who is also due in August got some devastating news this week. Their baby has some sort of skull/brain abnormality and won't make it. The baby will continue to grow in the womb and probably reach full term but won't live long after the birth. I don't know them well at all but I can't imagine what I should say or do. We are all praying for them of course but I just can't imagine going full term with the knowledge that you will lose the baby. Sorry for the downer. Any suggestions for words of comfort or anything that I could do for them to help them through this? Makes me so thankful for my healthy babes.

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Carmen- Was she surprised?  I'm glad it went well!

 

TOTALLY surprised, like, throw her arms in the air and scream when she opened the door surprise lol

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CrunchyMama, is it anencephaly the baby has?  If it is, I recently stumbled upon an on-line support group completely by accident, http://www.anencephalie-info.org/e/index.php.  I'm sure there are others too.  How sad.  :(

 

Had DS's birthday party on Saturday, everyone had a blast!  It was held at an exotic pet store where they all got to see and touch a whole bunch of animals, it was really neat.  But now I'm exhausted and my house has been taken over by Legos...

 

QOTD:  Hmm.  After the expensive and stressful week we had last week with house repairs, a friend brought me a chocolate shake.  It was divine and I'd like another.  :)  I started watching 30 Rock a while ago and can't seem to find the time to finish it, I think I'll pick that.  Something fluffy and light.  ;)

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