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post #81 of 95
With my last child I moved when I was 8 months pregnant. It was the move from hell and by 2pm each day I was popping tylenol like it was candy. It took about 4 days to get me moved and I was only going a mile! The people who helped me with most of the lifting just put boxes and furniture in the house with no regard to the room it should have been in. About 2 or 3 weeks later I was put on bed rest for high blood pressure.

Last night I was staying at my friends house overnight. We do that every so often. Nursing Abby caused me some pretty darn good ctx that didn't let up when I unlatched her. I paced the house a bit to try to get them to become regular, but I wasn't in my house and I sat down to watch a movie with my friend and they stopped. I was so bummed.

My doula is running a workshop on the 29th about fertility awareness and natural child spacing. I will laugh hysterically if she has to cancel it cuz I'm in labor.
post #82 of 95
Moving while pregnant -- this brings back memories. I was 7 1/2 months pregnant with my first when we moved from one teeny apartment to another teeny apartment. My SIL was going to be married about 4 days later, and I hadn't finished sewing my bridesmaid's dress, and we had a plane to catch! I remember sitting up in a room filled with boxes, sewing like a madwoman, while FLEAS bit my ankles mercilessly. Seems the last tenants had had an illegal dog and left 1 million fleas behind.

Hey, I actually slept last night! I had DH sleep out on the couch with the little barfing guy, and I had the bed and all the pillows to myself. Ahhhh. I woke up at 8 a.m. and was completely bewildered that I hadn't been up 4 or 5 times during the night. My head feels much clearer than usual!

Hey DBZ, are you buried in snow?
post #83 of 95
oops, double post
post #84 of 95
Victoria - good luck with the move! You are amazing, I can't imagine doing something like that right now

Katrinka - glad to hear you got some rest; hope your little guy is feeling better!
post #85 of 95
Yep we sure are buried. The news last night said my area got 11 inches. I haven't bothered to go outside yet.
post #86 of 95
Moving while pg - I have doen it twice at about 34 weeks. It is so stressful to get everything ready, but I have to admit to liking the part where all I have to do is point and my stuff is where it should be! LOL

I just wanted to share...today we (local birth network) hosted a bellycasting party free for anyone who was willing to have people practice on them. I had mine done last week so I was not one of the belly models, but we had 7 women being cast and it was so much fun. All the beautiful pregnant bellies, all different shapes and sizes, sitting around, enjoying being pampered! So if you haven't had a bellycast done....get to it!

Contracting like crazy over here as usual, feel like my pubic bone may actually split apart, but other than that all is pretty calm. Working on my extensive to-do list and wondering why it keeps growing instead of shrinking.....hmmmm.
post #87 of 95
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Working on my extensive to-do list and wondering why it keeps growing instead of shrinking.....hmmmm.
I KNOW! My current to-do list is about three times as long as the original! And I keep half-finishing things, which means I can't tick them off, or spending time on things I forgot to list, which means I don't have anything to tick off when I've finished them (I've considered writing them down and crossing them off, just for the look of the thing, but I'm not quite that sad... yet!). It's very frustrating.

Speaking of which, I might have time to get in just a little more painting and/or making some pumpkin soup to freeze, before bedtime. Only two days before DH gets back! I wanted to surprise him with the baby's room all finished and made up, and the living room entirely painted. Chances are slim.

ETA: It's 4:41AM and I can't sleep. Must resist urge to go into living room and start painting. It's a cliche, and besides, I have a busy day tomorrow... today... whenever! But my room is full of mosquitoes, and I can't sleep very well when DH is away, and--I dunno. I feel far too chipper.

ETA: 5:28AM... Okay, I did a little painting...
post #88 of 95
Well I was up here til the wee hours. Like 4:30. I had taken a looooooong nap yesterday afternoon. Then fell asleep watching a movie. Then woke up and couldn't sleep for a huge storm we had. I laid awake listening to the wind howl and blow like crazy banging stuff into our house!Tree branches were snapping- my parakeets were acting crazy....

The only painting I have left is the hallway. Which is small comparatively to the bedroom. I hung pictures back up in the bedroom yesterday, and everything is pretty much done in there except the curtains for my shelving. I can knock those out today though.

I felt kind of sick these past 2 days, so I rested. I finished painting/rearranging on Thursday, then Friday had a playdate here and crashed afterward.
post #89 of 95
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But my room is full of mosquitoes,
Your room is full of mosquitoes? Where do you live? I may have a foot of snow outside, but at least the mosquitoes are all dead.

I was a crazy baking - nesting fool yesterday and I paid the price with a horrible night's sleep. Contractions all night plus a horrible leg cramp.
But, in my freezer, I now have: 4 loaves bread, 2 doz lemon muffins, 2 doz orange choc chip muffins, 1.5 doz gingerbread muffins, 2 doz bagels, double batch of brownies, and double batch of chocolate chip cookies. :

Today, I am moving on to making dinners for the freezer. We're also going out right now to buy our co-sleeper (YAY for fast tax refund!!!). And if I can convince DH, to the fabric store because I want to make some new couch pillows.

My little boy is all better, and -- crossing fingers very tightly -- no one else is sick yet. School starts again tomorrow.
post #90 of 95
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Originally Posted by ~Katrinka~ View Post
Your room is full of mosquitoes? Where do you live? I may have a foot of snow outside, but at least the mosquitoes are all dead.

I was a crazy baking - nesting fool yesterday and I paid the price with a horrible night's sleep. Contractions all night plus a horrible leg cramp.
But, in my freezer, I now have: 4 loaves bread, 2 doz lemon muffins, 2 doz orange choc chip muffins, 1.5 doz gingerbread muffins, 2 doz bagels, double batch of brownies, and double batch of chocolate chip cookies. :

Today, I am moving on to making dinners for the freezer. We're also going out right now to buy our co-sleeper (YAY for fast tax refund!!!). And if I can convince DH, to the fabric store because I want to make some new couch pillows.

My little boy is all better, and -- crossing fingers very tightly -- no one else is sick yet. School starts again tomorrow.
that is a lot of yummy food in your freezer!!! Way to go!
post #91 of 95
I have a to do list about a mile long, but my butt seems to be very attached to the couch...And I keep saying to myself :just one more post I alternate between extreme laziness followed by panic attacks, followed bty obsessive cleaning projects. Yesterday I just HAD to scrub the kids' bathroom but I left a mountain of dishes to fester overnight in the sink.
post #92 of 95
Whoa, Katrinka, I'm drooling! My freezer is jealous of your freezer. Do brownies freeze OK? I was going to make some, but I've never tried it--they've never lasted long enough in my house to need freezing!--so I wasn't sure how it'd turn out. My recipe has a pretty gooey, fudgy centre. Do you think it'd be OK?

Also, I live in NZ. We're officially in drought--the first time EVER for my region!--but we've had some light rain the past couple of days, which I guess attracted the mozzies. Very annoying.

Okay, I must go paint for an hour, and then scurry around washing my hair and scraping the paint speckles off my forearms before my friend arrives for a walk. We're both pregnant, and meant to go for walks together for exercise, but so far we've mostly ended up at cafes. And it's still sort of raining today, so we'll see!
post #93 of 95
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Originally Posted by 1hautemama View Post
I have a to do list about a mile long, but my butt seems to be very attached to the couch...And I keep saying to myself :just one more post I alternate between extreme laziness followed by panic attacks, followed bty obsessive cleaning projects. Yesterday I just HAD to scrub the kids' bathroom but I left a mountain of dishes to fester overnight in the sink.
I prefer 20 minute intervals, myself

I work like mad, then sit for a bit. Then get up and compulsively do something else

So my actual computer time is very short, but frequent lately. Plus I always remember a recipe or soemthing I want to look up.
post #94 of 95
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Originally Posted by Smokering View Post
Whoa, Katrinka, I'm drooling! My freezer is jealous of your freezer. Do brownies freeze OK? I was going to make some, but I've never tried it--they've never lasted long enough in my house to need freezing!--so I wasn't sure how it'd turn out. My recipe has a pretty gooey, fudgy centre. Do you think it'd be OK?
LOL. Remember that my freezer will be emptied in no time flat by 5 hungry kids. And YES! brownies freeze wonderfully. In fact, if you like them fudgy, the freezing and thawing makes them even fudgier.

Today DH had the day off. So we went grocery shopping and then made dinners for the freezer. I got DH to go outside in the 35 degree weather and grill. LOL.

So, the decluttering phase of nesting is over. The baking and cooking phase is pretty much done. Tomorrow -- the bathrooms!
post #95 of 95
Ooh! Maybe I can find some time to bake brownies tomorrow...

DH gets home tomorrow, lateish--I'm planning for around 8PM or so, although on no solid evidence. I'm currently making a list of all the stuff I have to get done before he returns:

--Finish painting the skirting boards in the baby's room
--Finish painting the linen closet door in the hallway
--Finish the walls, cornices and skirting boards in the living room (most major task)
--Glue down all the bits of wallpaper which came up when I ripped the masking tape off the walls, mutter mutter
--Clear the drop cloths, empty buckets of paint etc from the baby's room
--Move the bassinette into the baby's room (exciting!).
--Make chewy coconut slice for DH to take to work the next day
--Freeze curried pumpkin soup (an experiment currently simmering on the stove)
--Make sure dishwasher is empty
--Bring in laundry; do wash if sunny
--Bury compost
--Clean drips of paint off hardwood floors
--Attach new toilet seat (I have a degree, I should be able to figure out how to attach a seat to a toilet, right? You'd think...).

And that's only the stuff that *has* to be done! There's other stuff I'd like to get done--making and freezing some spinach and ricotta lasagna, and some cream of spinach soup with the leftover spinach--making bread--making a yummy dessert for DH--painting the insides of the drawers for the baby's chest of drawers--and so on. But looking at the list above, that just might not happen! I might be babysitting two of my little sisters in the afternoon, as well. I'll put them to work if I do--muahahaha.

*sigh* It's late, I should really go to bed to prepare for all this upcoming activity! Mother has developed an annoying habit of asking over the phone 'What are you doing today?', and when I say 'I have to finish painting the baby's room, make some devilled sausages and some beef stew, wash down the walls in the living room and mask off the cornices', she'll say 'Oh well, take it easy'. Kinda not feasible, Mum!
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