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When our condo was under contract, we had the same problem. At this point, our condo is over priced, and DH is firm that he won't go down more in price. The frustrating part is that we chased the market, and if we'd been priced this low in March/April it would have sold quickly, I think.
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Oh and we've been working on the house a ton. This weekend we'll be finally sanding the floors in the trash room (which is no longer trashed and has been painted), the bedroom and the kitchen. We're removing the doors so the front part of the house will be all open. It's wonderful to not have to go through the bathroom to get anywhere and I'm excited about the floor being nicer. I guess this means we're staying here! I've found that I can sand all the rust off the tub so it's looking better too.
The thing I love about fixing up a house is that when you are done, you see the result of your labor and it looks good!
post #263 of 287
See hanno, now you have time to work on your house! I'd hold out for a job closer to home. Kamrin has earned the unemployment, it is there for these times. Hang in there!

koofie - It sucks you won't be able to get the place you want right now, but I think we're coming into some times where people will be glad they even have a place to live.
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Oh and we've been working on the house a ton. This weekend we'll be finally sanding the floors in the trash room (which is no longer trashed and has been painted), the bedroom and the kitchen. We're removing the doors so the front part of the house will be all open. It's wonderful to not have to go through the bathroom to get anywhere and I'm excited about the floor being nicer. I guess this means we're staying here! I've found that I can sand all the rust off the tub so it's looking better too.
that's exciting! i agree with maximom--use this time with kamrin around more... do the things you need to do with the house. i can't wait to de-lead and then fix up this house.

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When our condo was under contract, we had the same problem. At this point, our condo is over priced, and DH is firm that he won't go down more in price. The frustrating part is that we chased the market, and if we'd been priced this low in March/April it would have sold quickly, I think.
i just always believe things happen the way that they are supposed. i really trust that. at least you are not in a situation where you can't afford your place...the foreclosure situation is popping up more around here now.
but i hope that things change sooner rather than later and you can get the place you really want and sell yours.
post #265 of 287
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i just always believe things happen the way that they are supposed. i really trust that. at least you are not in a situation where you can't afford your place...the foreclosure situation is popping up more around here now.
but i hope that things change sooner rather than later and you can get the place you really want and sell yours.
I agree, but I just really wanted to be in a place where the girls could go out and play, and where Ari could have friends nearby once she started school. On the upside, we really love our place. The rooms are large and comfortable, and since we remodeled the kitchen I have actually started cooking!
post #266 of 287
hey guys! checking in again- of course, my internet has been down again- and it's randomly working!
going back to catch up...:
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hey guys- I caught up a little bit....am I a thread killer or what?! sure is quiet around here!

Hanno- how's kamrin doing? I've been thinking about you guys!
Doudat- I'm sorry to hear about your body issues- personally I think 140 sounds great! are you very petite? I'm sorry about the abdominal thing, though, that doesn't sound very nice- I'd heard of it, but didn't know it would require surgery. fwiw, I always think you look great too! and finn'smama- I sure laughed at your compliment to her!

So Evangeline is so cute right now. She's always doing this wrinkly nose thing when she smiles. She uses a fork and a knife, haha I mean spoon- she's used a fork for ahwile and she even eats cereal out of a bowl with a spoon in the morning! I think it's so cute- she's so poised and proper. She's very much into imitating right now. She tries everything she sees.
I mentioned before about the nightweaning- well, wouldn't you know that since I went to that LLL I haven't had to do a damn thing! She's slept through. :
post #268 of 287
Hey all we got home last night, I uploaded picture today, but haven't posted them yet. We also went out berry picking today.

Oh the big news is we bought Desmond his own bed. It should arrive on Monday. We just bought the mattress and box spring and figure we'll put it on the floor without the box spring for now. It is going to be weird having a real bed for him, but I am hoping it helps him sleep longer at night before waking up, he is still welcome in our bed whenever, but it would be kind of nice to have it to the two (well three with the dog) of us every once in awhile. It felt so weird buying him his own bed, like he is all grown up. Of course he will probably end up in our bed every night or one of us will end up in there with him, but still.
post #269 of 287
Hanno: I agree with everyone... Let Kamrin take his EI and relax a bit. Rushing to grab a job that's below what he'd get on EI is kind of silly. I sure hope he finds something he loves soon!

koofie: wow, that's scary about the real estate market in the US right now... Here it's still a seller's market, but I'm thinking we'll follow the US's suit soon enough. And I'm scared of things to come . Makes me happy we bought a duplex and have someone renting above us for financial security reasons.

Queen: thanks for the compliment! I'm 5'4", so pretty average. it's not the weight as much as the lack of loss of weight that surprised me! And I'm doing special exercises for my diastisis to see if it helps any...

Romi is so into imitating as well, it's hilarious! Everything we do, she does.
And she started to throw tantrums! If she wants something and can't get it, watch out! She was so mellow and now she's developping quite a nasty streek. It's quite surprising!

Good luck with the bed Tabrizia!
post #270 of 287
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So Evangeline is so cute right now. She's always doing this wrinkly nose thing when she smiles. She uses a fork and a knife, haha I mean spoon- she's used a fork for ahwile and she even eats cereal out of a bowl with a spoon in the morning! I think it's so cute- she's so poised and proper. She's very much into imitating right now. She tries everything she sees.
I mentioned before about the nightweaning- well, wouldn't you know that since I went to that LLL I haven't had to do a damn thing! She's slept through. :
Scarlet is feeding herself pretty well now, too. It is so cute, especially when she wipes her mouth with a napkin!

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Hey all we got home last night, I uploaded picture today, but haven't posted them yet. We also went out berry picking today.

Oh the big news is we bought Desmond his own bed. It should arrive on Monday. We just bought the mattress and box spring and figure we'll put it on the floor without the box spring for now. It is going to be weird having a real bed for him, but I am hoping it helps him sleep longer at night before waking up, he is still welcome in our bed whenever, but it would be kind of nice to have it to the two (well three with the dog) of us every once in awhile. It felt so weird buying him his own bed, like he is all grown up. Of course he will probably end up in our bed every night or one of us will end up in there with him, but still.
With ds, Max, we skipped the crib and got him a single bed that we put right next to our bed. It's still there! Most of the time I can put him and Scarlet to sleep on it so dh and I can have a little room, but they both end up with us as some point.

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Romi is so into imitating as well, it's hilarious! Everything we do, she does.
And she started to throw tantrums! If she wants something and can't get it, watch out! She was so mellow and now she's developping quite a nasty streek. It's quite surprising!

Good luck with the bed Tabrizia!
Ah the tantrum, it's starting here, too. A piercing scream if we take her away from something she shouldn't be doing. Quite the personality, she is. Btw, we're the same height. Last time I weighed myself I was 137, but I figure most of it is boob weight and muscle the farm life creates. Hope the exercises help.
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Ah the tantrum, it's starting here, too. A piercing scream if we take her away from something she shouldn't be doing. Quite the personality, she is. Btw, we're the same height. Last time I weighed myself I was 137, but I figure most of it is boob weight and muscle the farm life creates. Hope the exercises help.
Glad to know we're not the only ones with a tantrum-y baby
As for the weight, well, I'm small boobed. The exercises are easy and I thought they'd never work, but man my tummy is sore today!!!
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Glad to know we're not the only ones with a tantrum-y baby
As for the weight, well, I'm small boobed. The exercises are easy and I thought they'd never work, but man my tummy is sore today!!!
Good! No pain, no gain! (or loss, in your case )
post #273 of 287
I posted a bunch of pictures, though I do have videos to get up still. They are all up on my blog.


I have a tantrumer as well. He screams if we take him away from what he is doing, even if what he is doing is dangerous/something he shouldn't be. He doesn't like being thwarted.
post #274 of 287
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Ah the tantrum, it's starting here, too. A piercing scream if we take her away from something she shouldn't be doing. Quite the personality, she is. Btw, we're the same height. Last time I weighed myself I was 137, but I figure most of it is boob weight and muscle the farm life creates. Hope the exercises help.
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Glad to know we're not the only ones with a tantrum-y baby
As for the weight, well, I'm small boobed. The exercises are easy and I thought they'd never work, but man my tummy is sore today!!!
Evangeline likes to throw little fits too...whenever she doesn't get what she wants. It's kind of cute and annoying...

I'm actually the skinniest I've been in a long time- we don't have a scale, but I weigh myself occaisionally when I come across one, mostly out of curiosity. Last I checked I was 122lbs-I'm nearly 5' 8". I'm surprised to hear others keep their boob weight though- when I've nursed this long I'm nearly flat- at least until I become pregnant again. So far I haven't noticed any increase though.

Doudat glad to hear that the excercises are working! What are they like? swimming is good for your tummy too...lots of muscles used. I was just starting to do some crunches because I wanted to tone up my tummy so I can keep it more firm, I find I get used to having the muscles relaxed. I think babywearing is bad for that, it encourages a poor posture. But now I should stop, right? Oh well.
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I posted a bunch of pictures, though I do have videos to get up still. They are all up on my blog.


I have a tantrumer as well. He screams if we take him away from what he is doing, even if what he is doing is dangerous/something he shouldn't be. He doesn't like being thwarted.
Cute pics! Desmond seems bigger and older- he's so cute! I don't see any pics of you though- you must be always behind the camera!
post #276 of 287
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Cute pics! Desmond seems bigger and older- he's so cute! I don't see any pics of you though- you must be always behind the camera!

There was one of me, but my hair was so horrible, I made an executive decision and didn't use it, it is my blog after all . I think I am in a few of the videos that I still need to get up, though I think I'm in the 4 minute one, not the 30 second ones, so they may not end up on my blog either.
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Hanno- how's kamrin doing? I've been thinking about you guys!
He's doing okay. Having him around has been both a help and a hindrance. I think he's having a hard time being a person and not just a worker bee. Thank you for asking. I sometimes feel like now would be a good time to just move back to Canada, but that would make me the worker bee (it would be his turn to not be able to legally work) and I don't know about that... After 6 years I still don't feel in place in the US.

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Hey all we got home last night, I uploaded picture today, but haven't posted them yet. We also went out berry picking today.

Oh the big news is we bought Desmond his own bed. It should arrive on Monday. We just bought the mattress and box spring and figure we'll put it on the floor without the box spring for now. It is going to be weird having a real bed for him, but I am hoping it helps him sleep longer at night before waking up, he is still welcome in our bed whenever, but it would be kind of nice to have it to the two (well three with the dog) of us every once in awhile. It felt so weird buying him his own bed, like he is all grown up. Of course he will probably end up in our bed every night or one of us will end up in there with him, but still.
I recently asked Kam if we could get a toddler bed to put next to ours and he vetoed it. He's not ready to have Ion on just the other side of me Enjoy your alone time!
We have a ton of blackberries in our yard and Ion carefully picks and gobbles them. The black poop sure freaked me out the first time.

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Glad to know we're not the only ones with a tantrum-y baby
As for the weight, well, I'm small boobed. The exercises are easy and I thought they'd never work, but man my tummy is sore today!!!
Oh I hope the exercises work and you don't need surgery. I think your family's had enough hospital things.

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I posted a bunch of pictures, though I do have videos to get up still. They are all up on my blog.


I have a tantrumer as well. He screams if we take him away from what he is doing, even if what he is doing is dangerous/something he shouldn't be. He doesn't like being thwarted.
He's so stinking cute. I love the ones with your grandparents.

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I'm actually the skinniest I've been in a long time- we don't have a scale, but I weigh myself occaisionally when I come across one, mostly out of curiosity. Last I checked I was 122lbs-I'm nearly 5' 8". I'm surprised to hear others keep their boob weight though- when I've nursed this long I'm nearly flat- at least until I become pregnant again. So far I haven't noticed any increase though.
From what pictures I've seen your look just perfectly proportioned and naturally slender. I'm 5' 8" as well and 120lbs was just too small for me and I looked weird and didn't feel good. Although, I wasn't eating very nutritious food at that time of my life.

I hope your pregnancy keeps up being easy I just finished a beer and getting all sentimental crying with : for you!

I've spent the day sanding the floor with a drum sander. My ears are ringing and my eyes are vibrating but this place is looking less dreary already.
post #278 of 287
So my news today! I'm due March 10th, I just took a pregnancy test, I was actually expecting a negative this month, because it really feels like AF is going to start any minute, I was really expecting her this morning rather then a positive. It still hasn't really sunk in yet, especially since it still feels like AF is about to start.

In additional news, my OB/GYN practice does VBAC! So I am going to hopefully try for a VBAC, I would love to home birth this time, but DH won't agree (even with the hospital less then 5 minutes from the house). I am happy though that I have a chance of VBAC. I need to call my OB/GYN office to make an appointment, but I'm thinking of waiting a week or two, since they won't see me till 8 weeks anyways.

In other news Desmond's bed arrives in an hour or less, we cleared out a lot of his new room this weekend, but we have a bunch more to do still, that's okay we really don't expect him to sleep there anytime soon.
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So my news today! I'm due March 10th, I just took a pregnancy test, I was actually expecting a negative this month, because it really feels like AF is going to start any minute, I was really expecting her this morning rather then a positive. It still hasn't really sunk in yet, especially since it still feels like AF is about to start.
Congrats! :
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CONGRATS TABRIZIA!!!!
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Hope you have a happy and uneventful pregnancy!!
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