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post #101 of 315
Hope Luke is feeling better

So sorry Isaac wasn't digging the Shrek costume. You worked so hard on it!
post #102 of 315
I miss heatherfeather, too! Come back! Come baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Els-sounds like you're settling into the new digs. How exciting for you, but surely I hope you can get your roof fixed. ACK!

Moving a week from today. Getting antsy!
post #103 of 315
I am here and claiming to have caught kk's mama brain....

still no computer (obviously), but back from a fun, if all too quick trip to AZ. The girls traveled better than I did I think. Pumping and traveling don't mix, though no trouble traveling with milk/bottles/blue ice on the plane or in checked luggage.

E not yet crawling, but just starting to pull to stand and very proud of it and also a babbling/raspberryblowing maniac. Very much relate to all the moments of two-ness. Elsanne---C totally doing the drama/crying thing when things don't go just so. And has days of very hellacious negativity that make me : +: Her new favorite thing is to say "I don't like...." for whatever it is she doesn't want to do/eat/ etc and it gets very old.

Reading along as best I can....hope to have computer back soon or I'm going to give up and go buy a new one dammit.

*mwah*
post #104 of 315
Sigh. We don't have the running away drama. Oh no. We have the in-our-face, mama-guilt-inducing shrieking, "That was NOT NICE, you made me SO SAD, I am getting SO ANGRY because you did that MEAN thing..." This especially at night when we tuck her in for the umpteenth time and then, finally, in desperation, ignore her. Sigh.

Hope you get your roof fixed posthaste.

Heather, good to see you! Hope the computer fairy visits you posthaste.

jstar, sorry you had a bad episode this morning. I hate those "bad" mama moments that you wish had never happened. Just remember that it happens to all of us.

This morning I finally picked up some prints of a photo session I did when 39 weeks pregnant. No, I'm not a procrastinator.

Sarah
post #105 of 315
Well, Luke doesn't seem to be acting too sick, other than refusing to nap for 2 days. He's crying himself to sleep in dh's arms right now, totally exhausted.

In a typical 24-hr period, how much total sleep would you say your maybabe gets? Luke gets 9+2=11 (or 8.5+2.5=11), which is two hours short of what the No Cry Sleep Solution says is adequate for a total. We tried pushing night time earlier, but now he just gets up earlier. :

Sarah- wow. There are moments I am really glad L isn't that verbal yet. Sheesh- talk about pouring on the guilt.

Heather- so good to hear (see) from you! Here's some more computer dust-

Hi Sherri! thanks for the well-wishes.

Jstar- I'll see ya tomorrow sans babe- grampa has him for a couple of hours so I can work on finances, but I'll swing by. What time's good?

Elsanne- yucky about the roof. That's just gross, and the landlord should jump on it.

Speaking of which- they just raised our rent. It's totally fair given rates in the neighborhood, but we're bummed because we didn't need it right now. Gonna be looking around a bit for other options...
post #106 of 315
reading along... got a few more minutes before S will probably wake up and need a dipe change and then to nurse and then fall asleep in my arms...

fiddle: thank you so much for the dinner! M loved, loved, loved the chicken. how did you make it so juicy? sorry we missed you yesterday... is L over his cold/sickies yet? M is still dripping "nose snot" over here and today asked bill to give him the tissue that he had just used to wipe his nose so he could "throw that nose snot into the potty". it was quite comical.

i'm having a bit of a freak out (calmer now, but earlier today was definitely more worried) about my dad leaving and bill being non-committal about being home for the next two weeks before my mom comes.

uh oh... i hear footsteps coming this way... will post more tomorrow...

~claudia
post #107 of 315
jstar-love your ticker!

keep your fingers crossed mamas, we have a showing on the house at noon today. i'm getting a little discouraged about not having sold our house in this oh so slooooooow real estate market.

Sarah's haircut is at 1130! Can't wait to see the results. I'll be sure to put some pix on the YG this afternoon.

fiddle-so sorry they raised your rent. Wanna come make me some juicy chicken?

els-how's it going with the new digs?

Jacqueline-have you been able to meet any mamas or friends?

emmalola, hows it going in your neck o'the woods?

Been researching washers/dryers online lately. Need to get a pair next week after we move. Anyone want to share their washer love? I'm really leaning towards a Kenmore or Whirlpool at this point. I have a Maytag Neptune and HATE it. It's about 4 years old, so not sure if they've improved, but not going to take the chance. Leaving the Maytags here with the house.

gloomy rainy day here today. yuck. don't know how you pdx'ers deal with alot of the gloom/mist you seem to get.

really should be doing something productive, but blah.
post #108 of 315
Forgot to give you a Claudia. I remember so well the days with the newborn/toddler. They're rough. In ffact, the other day I was reading our first ever thread in LWAB. It really brought back some memories. You're strong and capable, and your boys are lucky ot have you in their lives.
post #109 of 315
So so so so so tiiiiiiiired. Our house gets listed today. They need to take photos and stage it all swanky before they load pictures onto the site, but it’s described at www.sigridcondo.com

Everyday since Thursday has been cleaning, packing, painting, paying handymen/floor installers/plumbers/etc etc etc. and I have been up until 2 or 3 am and then getting up at 5 or 6 am for days now. Pretty much just keeping my head above the water here at work.

My uncle (dad's brother) died yesterday. It's sad and tough to be so far away right noe (He was in PA). He got his cancer diagnosis after my dad did and it's really feeling terrible to think that he died so quickly.

So, I haven’t been keeping up with my May Mamas! I will read what’s going on and check back in.

Love to my chicas.
post #110 of 315
Lisa- so sorry to hear about your uncle. That's hard. Good luck with the house!

You too, Sherri- with your house! We're meeting a real estate agent on Monday to start the process of buying our first house. I'm excited and so so ready to move already. I have to be sure that I don't jump at the first opportunity just because I want to move so much.

I'm back from a trip to the east to visit with the in-laws. It was a whirlwind trip, including a trip to school to have meetings with my advisors, who gently reminded me that- yes, I am a student and I have to produce or else. eep!

Since i was gone I was just lurking (using MIL's computer) so I am just barely caught up here.

We had a cycle come and go and that egg just wasn't right, so the body said no and we're working on another egg. Sigh. I was hoping it would happen quickly, but I have to get over that bit. It could take awhile. But for now, it's just temping and hoping. and that other thing.
post #111 of 315
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We had a cycle come and go and that egg just wasn't right, so the body said no and we're working on another egg. Sigh. I was hoping it would happen quickly, but I have to get over that bit. It could take awhile. But for now, it's just temping and hoping. and that other thing.

Okay, I am obsessed with all things fertility...are you just doing "that other thing" and temping? Are you interested in suggestions/books/ideas for fertility tracking and awareness? Tell me to buzz off if you must...:
post #112 of 315
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Emmalola, sending baby dust your way, and house dust as well. I got lots of it.



Glad your trip went well, it really was whirlwind! Wow.

Lisa, I am thinking of you. You have SOOO MUCH on your plate. And a pregnant wife as well...just, WOW.

Sherri let us know how the showing went on the house! Fingers crossed!

Oh TC hang in there with the freakouts...boy do I know them well.

I found out yesterday that a HUGE Mexican celebrity owns this house! I was talking with the woman who is the administrator, she was mentioning going to las vegas, ft lauderdale, malibu, santa fe etc to administer his properties until finally I said who IS the owner of this house??? She said, El Senor Juan Gabriel....

(here's the point where all Mexicans ooh and aah but all you gringas just blink and say, yeah?) Anyway he's like the Liberace or Frank Sinatra kind of figure down here. Older, veeery famous composer/singer.

This came up because everything I have asked them to do (expensive or not), home repair-wise, they just said okay, sure here ya go...and I was realizing she has kind of an unlimited budget for home repairs. So. I began to quesssstiooon.

The ceiling, by the way, is doing MUCH better.
post #113 of 315
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Lisa, I am thinking of you. You have SOOO MUCH on your plate. And a pregnant wife as well...just, WOW.

Sherri let us know how the showing went on the house! Fingers crossed!
Yeah, I am posting a lot as a way to stay awake at work...:

The pregnant wife factor - yikes!!! I love her passionately but it's been really stressful to feel that I am doing all the painting, heavy lifting, sleepless nights alone because she is six months pregnant. (Due date update: end of January). It is a lot. Thanks for acknowledging that.

And Sherri - I am dying to know how your selling/moving plans are progessing??????
post #114 of 315
beth - i'll say 6:15pm to be safe. i'm usually home at 6. that sucks about your rent

my maybabe probably gets 12 to 13 hours total sleep in 24 hours.

fingers crossed for the showing sherri. i think your house looks beautiful! someone will want it

and man lisa you are making ME feel tired. that sounds exhausting

emily - house hunting is SOOOOOO freakin fun. i love it. well i love looking at houses and dreaming of possibilities. i don't love it as much when you get into the pressure parts of it. so lots of baby dust and housey dust.

i can't even imagine isaac saying a long convoluted (guilt-inducing) sentence like lily we are still in caveman talk phase here. MOP!!! NOW!!!! MOP!!!! WATER!!!! (ok whose toddler is so obsessed with mopping that they MUST do it and MUST do it with water???? all attempts to 'just pretend you have water' failed. i feel like our house must be SO dirty it is bugging the 2 year old :
post #115 of 315
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Originally Posted by A&L+1 View Post
The pregnant wife factor - yikes!!! I love her passionately but it's been really stressful to feel that I am doing all the painting, heavy lifting, sleepless nights alone because she is six months pregnant. (Due date update: end of January). It is a lot. Thanks for acknowledging that.

And Sherri - I am dying to know how your selling/moving plans are progessing??????
January 20 is a FANTASTIC day for a birthday. I know what I'll be voting for in the poll! : Its really interesting to read your POV for being the non pregnant partner, Lisa. It really opens my eyes to what my hubby must have felt when I was pregnant. Do you get to feel the baby move around yet? That's the coolest thing ever.

Thanks for asking about our selling/moving plans. Moving is next week! Movers come to pack on Monday, load truck Tues, drive Wed, and unpack Thurs. I feel SOOOO fortunate to be able to have movers do all of this for us. I can't believe how much less stressed I am about the whole endeavor. As far as selling, well, we're still on the market. We listed the house toward the very end of August. Right off the bat, first showing, the guy loooved the house. He had his choices narrowed down to two, with ours being one of them. Then all of a sudden, he decides he better sell his house down near Portland before buying a new house. : Uhhh, don't ya think you should've done that BEFORE looking around at houses? I can't tell you how disappointed I was over that. We've since had quite a few lookers, but mostly they are in the area interviewing for jobs, so they are basically at the beginning of the whole moving process. Most may not even get/take the jobs they came to interview for, so those kinds of showings are kinda pointless, IMO. Then about two weeks ago we had a gentleman come through who has had three different job interviews and really wants to move to this area. Our house was numero uno on his list. He told our realtor to let him know if we get an offer on the house, as he really wants to know. But that was two weeks ago, and haven't heard anything. Wish I knew if he got good job offers and such. Also, he left wife/kids behind, so I imagine she'll want to come look at the house before they go put an offer in or whatever. I'm just getting really discouraged right now. How's the RE market in your area, Lisa? Hopefully not as slow as here. I had to chuckle at the price discrepancies. I looked at your listing and laughed at what that amount of money will buy in this area.. We're listed well below that, and we probably have twice the square footage as you do. It just boggles my mind how expensive housing is on the West Coast! (Btw, I'm not trying to say my house is bigger and better, its just amazig to me what price differences there are out there)

OK, enough about me!
post #116 of 315
Me again....

I posted pix of Sarah's new hairdo on the YG! THANK YOU THANK YOU to our muse, Lily, and Sarah for sharing the pix of Lily's new do!
post #117 of 315
Thread Starter 
Incredible Hairdos, Lily & Sarah. Truly magnificent. I want a curly redhead.
post #118 of 315
[QUOTE=Sarah'sMama;6260879]January 20 is a FANTASTIC day for a birthday. I know what I'll be voting for in the poll! : Its really interesting to read your POV for being the non pregnant partner, Lisa. It really opens my eyes to what my hubby must have felt when I was pregnant. Do you get to feel the baby move around yet? That's the coolest thing ever.

How's the RE market in your area, Lisa? Hopefully not as slow as here. I had to chuckle at the price discrepancies. I looked at your listing and laughed at what that amount of money will buy in this area.. We're listed well below that, and we probably have twice the square footage as you do. It just boggles my mind how expensive housing is on the West Coast! (Btw, I'm not trying to say my house is bigger and better, its just amazig to me what price differences there are out there)[QUOTE]

I just looked at my house online and statistically it's more expensive than 70% all of the houses in the US, but 98% of the houses in this area are priced above mine! My place is less than 900 sf and it's a townhouse. Seriously crazy prices here. I know that if you live ANYWHERE else your house is better than mine and cost you less - thems the facts. The market here is slower than it's been (at least 30 days on the market is typical) but since my condo is a good starter home it will probably sell okay. I hope that it will sell this weekend when we have the open house :

Until getting the house together happened, I really didn't think much about being the non-pregnant wife - but yeah, I totally feel like a husband. It wasn't that stressful before, but as Alison gets bigger I feel the pressure. Once we move and are settled I hope it'll feel like we're prepared. Right now I can't really believe how overwhelmed I am.

Movers ROCK! I don't remember seeing your house pictures - did you give us a link on the YG?
post #119 of 315
I'll post a link to the virtual tour on the YG.... Tons of luck with the open house this weekend!
post #120 of 315
We've got alot of redheads among our maymamas, don't we?

Now I'm *definitely* coming to visit, els, since I'll be staying in a FAMOUS PERSON"S PLACE!
But you've been famous all along!
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