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post #41 of 122
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Originally Posted by Serafina33 View Post

I'm dying inside that there's no way I can buy any food in bulk.  I wish I was back home in the US and could shop at Costco!

Even though I'm in the US-- Costco isn't really an option because we live in an apt. around 1000 sq ft. This is LARGE for LA if you can believe it. Not enough space for the bulk that Costco requires. I really want a membership. My DH keeps saying absolutely not, and he's right, we just don't have space. So it's target (up and up brand is OK) for everything. Luckily I find cheaper ways around it-- I just bought some reusable plastic zip bags from ikea! I didn't know they carried that kind of thing...

I'm sick with an effing cold again!!! My DD gave it to me. So unfair. Just when I was starting to feel good again. I'm getting acid reflux with a sore throat. It's the weirdest most torturous thing ever. :cries will try papaya enzyme for sure. Thank you!!!

Anyone own a Toyota Prius? Our trusty Hyandai is going to need repairs, so DH wants to trade it in. I've read the Prius is an awesome family car.

Oh and Sarah-- what part of LA? I'm near Pasadena. Nice to have another SoCal crunchy mama in area!
post #42 of 122

tillymonster - Everyone I know with a Prius loves them and they have high marks in reliability from Consumer Reports for pretty much every year they have been made.  Bonus in Cali is the ability to use the HOV lane with less people.  I think as long as you're only have two kids, they work great, but if you go into the 3+ range it gets cramped, not only with people but with things in the hatch.  We had one for a rental car when we last visited SoCal in September with our two kids in carseats and the little Sceneras fit in there fine, but I wouldn't want to squeeze a third carseat in.  Of course, the middle seat in the back is unusable until one child is in a booster, but I don't think that's important for most folks anyways...

 

Also, even if you don't buy dry goods at Costco, there's still savings to be had - 2 pounds of  walnuts for under $15, chicken at under $1 a pound that you can actually fit in an above-fridge freezer, and again, if anyone here goes through fruits or veggies the way my family does, it's ridiculous how much you can save.  I recently had to buy cream cheese at WalMart and it was $2 a bar.  I get a 6-pack at Costco for $6.94.  Again, I don't begrudge anyone for not joining Costco, but even if you can't store 12 rolls of paper towels at a time, there are still significant savings to be had on things that are smaller.  We shopped there when we lived in our home that was 972 sf and I am still an evangelist!  :)

post #43 of 122
tilly, I feel you 100% on the Costco/space issue!! We just got on my moms business membership and would love to take advantage of the bulk items like paper towels, etc, but no space for any of it. We are still thankful to be able to use the cheap gas and wine. smile.gif We just moved to Venice about a month and a half ago from Sherman Oaks, so even less space now. Before that I lived in West Hollywood for several years! I would love to be in Pasadena, but my husband thinks its too far away. Maybe once the babies really start coming he will change his mind smile.gif
post #44 of 122

We have the space, just no way to buy in bulk, darnit!

 

 

I transplanted a pumpkin from my veggie bed to another spot, and I don't think it's going to make it.  Zombie pumpkin.  Boo.

 

 

We spent the day at the lake behind our house today, this is my almost 8 year old heading off with his new turtle dragon!

post #45 of 122

Hi mamas! 

 

Just peeking in a bit because I have a feeling I will more likely be in labor come mid/late September (my EDD is October 5th).  Been having some preterm contractions, nothing too serious or impending but with the way things are going it has me thinking I will more likely go earlier than later. 

 

So thought I would say, "HI!"
 

post #46 of 122
Soleilmama- welcome!!! I should probably do the same thing for the August DDC since I was originally due September 1 but then they moved my date to Aug 27th and I have a feeling ill go the week before that. But I don't really want to change clubs all together since I've been getting to know everyone here and it would be hard to feel the same way about the Aug DDC so late in the pregnancy.
post #47 of 122
I'm Sooooooo busy still!!! And I have my 36 week home visit for my home birth NEXT Tuesday!!!! OMGoodness!!!!! I'm sooooooo not ready!
We find out Monday at the latest if our house is actually going to sell and our closing date in Aug 12!!! My EDD is a bit over 2 weeks after that but I went a week early with each of my older kids so if the patten holds true ill be having this babe around a week after the house sells. I'm trying not to freak out about this!!!
As soon as we find out the sale is final next Monday we are doing the first phase of our moving into our new apartment on Wednesday. Then we have to downsize/store anything that does not fit in out tiny apartment. (3 adults and 3 kids including the baby). Also I've got a baby shower this weekend and my Daughters 5th birthday tomorrow and her Birthday party next Friday. On top of all that I was just married at the beginning of the month so I have to change my name on all my accounts and insurances. As well as my daughters since they changed their names as well.
This is just the tip of the ice burg if you can imagine. I have way more than this going on right now that just can't wait. greensad.gif

My knitting is totally not getting done greensad.gif I just want to sit and nest greensad.gif CRY I just hope the baby waits till after the house closing to come!!!! Baby will be 38 weeks at that point.
post #48 of 122
Welcome Soleilmama! Glad to have you here! I should also probably introduce myself over in August as I will most likely be having this baby in late August or earlier. My due date is September 6, but I believe it's a few days earlier according to an early ultrasound. And I'm contracting regularly, already effaced 50%, hopefully still not dilating. But honestly my guess is this is all just a show and I'll go full term smile.gif but like Letnia I just don't want to start over in a new ddc as I am already so close to the ladies here.

Holy crap Letnia! How are you even functioning with that much on your plate!? I would have just sat in a corner and cried by this point! Good luck with the house stuff!!8 hope it all goes smoothly
post #49 of 122

Welcome Soleilmama!!

 

Tomorrow is our big travel day.  Wish us luck because I'm feeling pretty anxious and stressed about it all. The last minute running around and packing has made my BH contractions seriously amp up - I think I've had more than 4 in the last hour.  So I'm trying to relax and rest in bed for a bit, but I can't stop thinking about all the stuff we still need to do before we leave.  And DP just found out a friend's dad passed away and is heading to the wake.

post #50 of 122
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Originally Posted by aidenn View Post

tillymonster - Everyone I know with a Prius loves them and they have high marks in reliability from Consumer Reports for pretty much every year they have been made.  Bonus in Cali is the ability to use the HOV lane with less people.  I think as long as you're only have two kids, they work great, but if you go into the 3+ range it gets cramped, not only with people but with things in the hatch.  We had one for a rental car when we last visited SoCal in September with our two kids in carseats and the little Sceneras fit in there fine, but I wouldn't want to squeeze a third carseat in.  Of course, the middle seat in the back is unusable until one child is in a booster, but I don't think that's important for most folks anyways...

 

Also, even if you don't buy dry goods at Costco, there's still savings to be had - 2 pounds of  walnuts for under $15, chicken at under $1 a pound that you can actually fit in an above-fridge freezer, and again, if anyone here goes through fruits or veggies the way my family does, it's ridiculous how much you can save.  I recently had to buy cream cheese at WalMart and it was $2 a bar.  I get a 6-pack at Costco for $6.94.  Again, I don't begrudge anyone for not joining Costco, but even if you can't store 12 rolls of paper towels at a time, there are still significant savings to be had on things that are smaller.  We shopped there when we lived in our home that was 972 sf and I am still an evangelist!  :)

 

Wow you have got to be super organized!!! I have the smallest pantry on the planet and can barely fit canned goods. It's funny, the counters are granite yet the cupboards are this UGLY brown and TINY. I already have issues staying organized (this is DHs strong suit) especially while 3yo is in the take-everything-out-of-cupboards-and-hide-from-mama phase. She's driving me bonkers. I'm nesting like a freak and she's un-nesting me!!! But wow, $6.94 for a six-pack? I tried to convince myself that Costco has SOOOO much processed food but then saw hard-core paleo/whole30 types raving about their organics and produce! We do go through alot, but then again, we throw out alot too because mama keeps getting SICK and can't bake freaking gluten free banana choc chip muffins. UGH!!!!

 

We are so getting a Prius! Sounds awesome. Only issue is... our stupid Hyundai is not doing well at all and we are worried no dealer will take it off our hands... We found a used one with low miles that we were planning to pick up this weekend. Boo.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sarahl918 View Post

tilly, I feel you 100% on the Costco/space issue!! We just got on my moms business membership and would love to take advantage of the bulk items like paper towels, etc, but no space for any of it. We are still thankful to be able to use the cheap gas and wine. smile.gif We just moved to Venice about a month and a half ago from Sherman Oaks, so even less space now. Before that I lived in West Hollywood for several years! I would love to be in Pasadena, but my husband thinks its too far away. Maybe once the babies really start coming he will change his mind smile.gif

 

Ahh Venice! I'm SO jealous. It's so flipping hot here in the San Gabriel Valley so if I could afford the beach, I'd do it! The last beach we could afford was about 300 miles away in Central CA, ha! I really love Pasadena! Who KNEW? I'm from Orange County mostly and just got tired of the suburb-soccer-mom-tract-housing scene. Not to stereotype or anything... :lol I find LA so unique and vast. Also the options for schools/shopping/parks etc. is amazing!!! Even downtown LA-- my DH has discovered some amazing restaurants and a great local farmers market, all on his lunch break! So it's worth the extra money to live here, it's just hard to watch more then half your income (which will be ONE income in Sept.) go to rent.

 

 

Hi Soleilmama! Nice to see new mamas here, welcome!

 

And lilmamita-- is this the big move? OMG I'd be so useless if it were me, you are doing GREAT! And sorry to hear about DP. ;(

 

And for me... I decided to go dig up a forum thread on a site, funny enough, for niche and boutique-ish perfume oils (which I can't and don't wear while pregnant!). I was pregnant with DD at the time and I just had to see what I was up to. Turns out, I was talking about *loving* pregnancy and how at 27wks I went to the gym 3 times a week! WHAT? Who was that person? It just made me laugh. DD was such an easy pregnancy. At 27 weeks it was right after I moved 300+ miles away. It sure is interesting to read about the things I cared about. I was asking for book recommendations... I guess that hasn't changed though I READ some last time around. Ha. ROTFLMAO.gif

 

On the acid reflux front... I'm getting it after eating anything. Holy crap, this is the PITS ladies. I am scared to eat. I went and looked up some remedies until I can get my hands on Alfalfa or Papaya enzyme and someone said raw carrots and fennel tea. It worked! I'm not sure which but it worked. Guess my days eating Thai are over. Sob.

post #51 of 122
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Originally Posted by tillymonster View Post

 

And lilmamita-- is this the big move? OMG I'd be so useless if it were me, you are doing GREAT! And sorry to hear about DP. ;(

Yes, it's the big trip to go visit my parents and have the baby.  Since we will be gone so long (DP will come back after 3 months and myself and the babe shortly after him), we are having to pack up the house for our extended absence.  DP did most of the work, but just packing and prepping our travel food totally took it out of me after a long day of last minute errands.  But I'm feeling a little better now, which is good cause it's almost time to get up and do a few more things before our super early departure.

post #52 of 122
Thread Starter 
Ugh. We had sex last night. I "tried" to be on top first. That didn't last the whole time...
But today, I feel like I got thunder punched in the vagina. FML
post #53 of 122
Thread Starter 
tillymonster: I strongly recommend a glass of milk. Dairy helps with that. I always drink a glass of milk and it helps tremendously.
post #54 of 122
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

Ugh. We had sex last night. I "tried" to be on top first. That didn't last the whole time...
But today, I feel like I got thunder punched in the vagina. FML

Hahaha! I'm sorry it's really not funny. Something about thunder punched in the vagina just made me laugh uncontrollably. I'm actually really ok with being on sex restriction. I have no desire and I know it would just be greatly uncomfortable for me. I do however need to be a better wife and take care of my dh's needs more often....
post #55 of 122
Thread Starter 
I said thunder punched trying to make light of the situation, so I'm glad it made you laugh. smile.gif
But it really does suck really bad. Like standing, walking, moving... It all hurts.
post #56 of 122
We also attempted sex last night-my hips are killing me today. Boo.

tilly- I just got gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins at Costco the other day.
post #57 of 122
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post

Ugh. We had sex last night. I "tried" to be on top first. That didn't last the whole time...
But today, I feel like I got thunder punched in the vagina. FML

 

 

I find that if I'm in the mood for being on top, having DH sit on the couch or a chair (with a pillow) is much better for me. Better support than on a bed. Just a thought.

post #58 of 122

I've been feeling ~okay~. Evenings are hardest for me so I usually go to bed at 730 too avoid being super crabby and in too much discomfort. 

 

Sunday is my DD's 2nd birthday. We aren't really doing anything.I think we will go to the zoo and then maybe out to dinner. She doesn't really understand birthdays yet so we will just do something quiet. Next year though I'm sure she will want some sort of party with family & friends around. :) 

 

I can't believe how fast time is going...

post #59 of 122

Sex is actually still nice which is shocking.  I end up hoping for it every night and always wonder whether I should make a move.   I'm so into my man.  shy.gif

 

I got a maternity belt!!  It does help a little bit, which is much appreciated.

post #60 of 122

hmm, i should probably introduce myself over at the October DDC with my EDD being at the end of September and all. but i'm not sure i can be bothered at the moment. :P

 

it's Major BS week at work again - much dreaded meeting with my incompetent and spiteful manager today. he told me yesterday basically he resents me for the 3 months of morning sickness i've had. tells me stuff like "we don't even have to pay your health insurance during your leave, but we are so nice as to do so anyway." this man makes one bad decision after the other and then blames other people when things don't go as planned. 

last night it dawned on me finally he would not hesitate to even fire me weeks before my leave. despite the fact that this is illegal. he seems to get off on upsetting people.

 

and i have nothing in writing. not even a contract. he's lied to me multiple times, but i freeze up everytime i meet with him. i only realize later on how he played me yet another time.

 

please keep your fingers crossed for my meeting today, and for my remaining time at this place. i've got 3 more weeks to go until my temp comes on, and 5 weeks before i go on my leave. 

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