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post #41 of 151
I think so too...some of my favorite people in fact!

This is number 2 for me, how about you? You were pretty sick in the beginning right? Have you been feeling better?
post #42 of 151
#2 here too. I was really sick, then I started feeling better, now I am sick again. I threw up 6 times yesterday morning.
post #43 of 151
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Originally Posted by the_lissa
I was really sick, then I started feeling better, now I am sick again. I threw up 6 times yesterday morning.
Oh that's terrible! Are you still taking the meds?
post #44 of 151
Yeah I had cut down to 1 or even half of one at bed time instead of the four a day I was taking. I might up them again if it keeps hapenning, but I find I've lost my tolerance to the sleep inducing-ness of them though.
post #45 of 151
Ugh, that's rotten. Was your other pregnancy like this too?
post #46 of 151
Yes indeed. My first pregnancy was worse actually. I never got a respite and I was hospitalized more times than with this pg.
post #47 of 151
Oh, things to do...

1. Taxes tomorrow. How I dread it!
2. Pin DH down to schedule vacation. Use credit card to schedule vacation online. Find cute maternity bathing suit and a billowy white dress, which is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE to find for under $75. I demand a white dress in which to dance on the beach while pregnant, dangit!!
3. Drag DH to Target to register.
4. Call the friend who offered me her crib. Get crib.
5. Call hospital to schedule oodles of classes.
6. Continue to enjoy pregnancy.
post #48 of 151
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Originally Posted by magpiedee
Find cute maternity bathing suit and a billowy white dress, which is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE to find for under $75. I demand a white dress in which to dance on the beach while pregnant, dangit!!
While I never did get to dance on the beach with it : I found the most amazing billowy white dress at the thrift shop just before getting pregnant with my first son! I wore it during the summer and just felt so darned beautiful in it! (And I don't usually wear dresses.) I hope you find one!!

- Krista
post #49 of 151
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Originally Posted by the_lissa
Eeeek. So, my dp got a great new job, so we are moving back to our old city. Thank goodness because I love it there and have family to help me. The only problem is hopefully getting a midwife. Now I am so stressed about moving and findinga place to live, etc. DP will be commuting 3 or 4 hours a day in 3 weeks for about 5 weeks until we move. Yikes.
Hope everything goes as smoothly as possible in the lead up to your move & finding a new midwife. Sorry to hear that your nausea/vomiting has returned w/ a vengance, too. YUCK!!!! Some of you really deserve medals for feeling so crappy throughout your entire pregnancies (though I'm sure we'll ALL feel like that come August!).
post #50 of 151
Thanks I forgot to update that my old midwife clinic happened to be hiring a new midwife the week I called, so I was able to get in, which is so unbelievably lucky. First time around, i waited until 9 weeks to call and was on a waiting list until 20 weeks or so. Midwives fill up really fast around here. So, my old midwife is going to be my second midwife,w hcih makes me so happy that she will be at my birth, and the receptionist said they may switch so my old midwife is my primary midwife and my current midwife will be my second.

Now I just have to find a place to live.
post #51 of 151

DD is learning to be a big sister!

OK, I know it's just coincidence, but DD has started this huge baby-doll phase all of a sudden, and it's just too cute for this preggo mama to stand!

She started off by putting her baby doll to bed, covering her with a blankie and patting her back, saying "night-night" over and over and over and OVER again. We still need to work on not covering the baby's head up (it's all or nothing with that blankie) and the difference between patting and pounding, I think. LOL

This week baby doll got to take her first ever bath, and I seized the opportunity to sneak a hair-washing in on DD. (she's not a fan right now). So I'd suggest she shampoo baby, and then shampoo DD at the same time, etc. Funny how a baby doll with molded plastic hair requires fourteen squirts of shampoo to get clean. Oh, and we need to work on not putting baby doll night-night in the bathtub. That kinda skeeved DaDa out.

Today she wanted to carry baby doll around, but baby needed to be wrapped up in a blankie, first. She's a little young to master swaddling yet, but the idea was there. Baby doll got left on the couch when we had to go bye-bye, but we'll work on safe sleeping surfaces next week.

I think I want to go find her some gear for the baby doll that I'll be using for the new baby. I'd thought she'd be too young, but I'm all for seizing on her cues. Anybody have a site to recommend where I can find a suitably-sized sling?

KC
post #52 of 151
OMG. OMG. OMG.

I just got back from H&R Block.

We owe $2000 in taxes.

We don't have $2000.

Discuss.

(insert smilie for jumping up, freaking out, falling over in shock...)
post #53 of 151
Wow! $2000? Do you know someone who knows a good CPA and can give you a second opinion? It might be worth it. We've got a great one-you're not in West Michigan are you? Otherwise, you might look into a personal line of credit from a local credit union or a (gulp) 0% credit card that you can pay off FAST! So sorry about that! Taxes suck!
post #54 of 151
Magpiedee,

Sorry to hear about the tax bill. I'd definitely suggest you look into a short-term loan through your bank, or a low-rate credit card.

If all else fails, you can get a short-term loan from the IRS itself. The rates suck, and they're a headache to deal with, but if I remember right there's no credit check.

HTH
KC
post #55 of 151
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Originally Posted by jesamin
Lol, I'm with you!!! Though my husband is a tad more agreeable to my housing choices than he is for my name choices. What is so wrong about naming a girl Elliott I ask you? But this house buying, it's the pits!
Mine hates my name choices too! What gives??
post #56 of 151
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Originally Posted by magpiedee
2. Pin DH down to schedule vacation. Use credit card to schedule vacation online. Find cute maternity bathing suit and a billowy white dress, which is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE to find for under $75. I demand a white dress in which to dance on the beach while pregnant, dangit!!
Have you tried Japanese weekend? They have a beautiful flowy tube dress right now. I can't remember how much I paid for it, but they have white and black, and I just bought one in black to look slimmer. I just got it in the mail today, and I'm in LOVE with it!
japaneseweekend.com
post #57 of 151
Thread Starter 
My DH hates my name choices too! What gives? Whenever I suggest a boy name, he says that he prefers "Son." When I suggest a a girld name, he says "I'd rather call her D for daughter." Oy.
post #58 of 151
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Originally Posted by magpiedee
OMG. OMG. OMG.

I just got back from H&R Block.

We owe $2000 in taxes.

We don't have $2000.

Discuss.

(insert smilie for jumping up, freaking out, falling over in shock...)
Sorry. I would be freaking out too.
But if it makes you feel any better, my husband is self-employed and between his 3 businesses owes probably around $50,000.
Luckily we have it, because he saves for it over the year in a separate account, knowing it's coming. But talk about depressing to fork over that kind of money to the government. Ugh.

Can you at least file for an extension to have more time to save the money or get a loan?

- Krista
post #59 of 151
Thanks for the sympathy, y'all.

I am the sort to be very prudent with money and jump to immediate, negative conclusions, but he knew it would be this bad. Since our last tax season, he has gotten an immensely better job and jumped us into a higher tax bracket, but since he's been using his spare money to dig us out of his graduate school credit card debt, I hadn't seen the change in our circumstances. Anyway, we plan on paying it with a credit card next week and then paying off the credit card within 2 months. We will be debt free by tadpole's birth, as DH tells it.

I'm feeling much better now... not only because DH assures me this tax issue is not the end of the world, but also because I received the LOVELIEST swap in the mail yesterday!!!!

veganf is a very generous and talented lady, and she just completely showered me with baby affection, right when I needed it most! The cutest pirate cap EVER, an adorable (!!!) newborn outfit that will be perfect for next fall, a great Dr. Sears book (that I... um... read last night... ), a gorgeous packet of handmade cards, a book for baby and some foody goodies. Krista, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. It could not have come at a better time, and it is just an ideal care package for a new mom-to-be!!!

And thanks to karma for arranging the swap! So much fun!
post #60 of 151

Ah, that's better!

DH and I left work early yesterday and spent the afternoon catching up on stuff that's been hanging over our heads for too long. It's a tough dynamic for us - when I'm stressed, I want nothing to do with sex, but when he's stressed, he wants sex to relieve it. The conflict leads to more stress!

The solution is to get rid of the stress, right?

So yesterday we:

- Got the tax paperwork to the accountant
- Got the washing machine temporarily working
- Got four loads of laundry done (at LEAST four more to go, but at least we had clothes to wear today)
- Got the bills paid and the paperwork sorted out

Whew! Now we can relax a little and actually maybe ENJOY the weekend. I think I hear some garage sales calling my name.
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