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#31 of 43 Old 11-22-2006, 12:52 PM
 
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Eating salmon once won't do any harm, just don't eat it every day. Maybe she's smart enough to cook a wild salmon and not a farmed salmon? Or is it the other way around? I always forget! At any rate, once won't do the harm, it's the accumulation of many meals.
I like to take funeral potatoes.... they are easy and quick to make and just about everyone will eat them! the recipe is out on the internet in a dozen places, alter to your liking. Sometimes I add chicken. DON'T add an EGG!! I tried that to thicken it up once and what a mess! :

Happy Thanksgiving all you US mom's! No holiday for me boooooooooo!!!

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last night i was talking to my dad about the physical discomforts of pregnancy and he actually said "well, you're not the first person to have a baby and you certainly won't be the last, so get used to it." HELLO?!? This is still the first time I've experienced pregnancy, show a little compassion.
OMG! What is is with some of these parents (soon to be grandparents)!? I wonder if my mom isn't like that because of what HER mom did? From the sounds of it her mom was very much like your dad (and a few others that have been mentioned). She refused to help out and didn't have anything positive to say to my mom. My mom didn't even TELL her until she was 5 months because she knew what the outcome would be. Consequently my mom is being GREAT about everything and trying to help out and be compassionate and understanding. So, just know that when YOU become a grandmother you will probably be like my mom, nice and helpful. It is a gift that your father is giving you now.

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well, since we have no family here and we already did a mock thanksgiving dinner for DH's birthday last week (as per his request) we are moping and thinking PIZZA for tomorrows feast.
Probably rent a crap load of movies and veg out in front of the TV all day. Everything will be closed so there is not much you can do at -30 anyway.

Baby wise all seems to be fine and dandy here. Still kinda leary after my m/c back in July so I get nervous just before my appointments. 15w2d today!
My Intended Father's are sending me a digital Video camera to record the pregnancy and my appointments! LOL. So we should have some fun with that. THey are also sending a music CD and a CD with their voices on it for baby to listen too. THey are so cute! Gonna be awesome daddies!
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Remember earlier in the week when I was fondly recounting Thanksgivings in the Northeast, and how we have baked Turkey? SCREEEECH! Stop the presses! My MIL is making Salmon for Thanksgiving! SALMON??? I told her that I would not be able to eat Salmon because of the pregnancy and mercury, and she said, "I didn't think you ate meat. I didn't think you and (my DH) would eat any of it anyhow." I said, um, okay. Well, I'm sure some people will enjoy it, but what are you planning on having as side dishes, so we can plan what we'll bring for us to eat. (Thinking, if you knew 1/3 of the people there wouldn't eat it, then...???) She said, "Side dishes? Oh I don't know, I hadn't even thought about that. But you're still bringing your apple crisp, right?" It's the day before Thanksgiving, and she hasn't thought about what the menu will be??

So, apparently, we are having Salmon and apple crisp. LOL Please grant me patience!

Salmon is wonderful (speaking as a true alaskan here) and I think making a non-traditional dinner is a great idea. You can eat it if you like, just once will not harm you or baby. Of course wild is better then farmed but it is up to you if you eat it or not.

Have a great time!
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AAACK! ok i am going mental cause i haven't had access to phone or internet for like two days now (reasons of which are FURY-inducing and so shall be disclosed later!) but i wanted to post this bellypic i finally took the other day. it's at, um, 15 wks 6 days, and i think it looks pretty cool, if i do say so myself! i never took pics until the last week with my other two kids, so this was odd for me to do, hehe.

okay rushing out the door now, but had to upload that real quick, talk to y'all soon-ish!!

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but i wanted to post this bellypic i finally took the other day. it's at, um, 15 wks 6 days, and i think it looks pretty cool, if i do say so myself! i never took pics until the last week with my other two kids, so this was odd for me to do, hehe.
Whoa! What's with all the mamas and their sexy undies? And furthermore, why don't I have any sexy undies?! Hrm. Ok, seriously, you look great! I like your nail polish too. :
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I am so excited about this Thanksgiving! We are staying home instead of going to the in-laws (they're a 10 hour drive away), and we all went to the grocery store today and got everything, it was so fun. I'm going to try to work out what I need to do in what order so everything is done around the same time (is it just me, or is that the hardest part of cooking for everyone?!). I think I'll cook the sausage and cornbread for the stuffing tonight. And I have recipes I need to look up - I'm making a lot of what my MIL makes but I'm going to try to NOT ask her for the recipes. LOL

My belly is getting hard and really being felt over the last few days. Like, when I lean over and stuff. I wish I was feeling more movement, but I guess I should just stop complaining since I am feeling some every once in a while.

I eat wild salmon (comes in a can) pretty regularly, I've heard it's the best fish to eat as far as mercury goes. And it's delicious. I wish someone was cooking me salmon! I would ruin that for sure.

I think funeral potatoes are what my husband's grandparents call party potatoes. Probably because they don't like to talk about funerals, but it's pretty funny to think about the dish being the same thing - suitable for a funeral, or a party!

Off to spend time with my husband! It feels like we haven't seen each other in a while!
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Whoa! What's with all the mamas and their sexy undies? And furthermore, why don't I have any sexy undies?! Hrm. Ok, seriously, you look great! I like your nail polish too. :
LOL, yeah, in hindsight, i could have cropped that pic before posting

thank you tho, hehe!

and just fyi: sexy undies avaliable for like 3 bucks at HotTopic

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ok now really. what's with the boards being so slooooooowww lately?? everyone stuck in the bathroom from too much thanksgiving food? or out shopping like giddy maniacs?? hmm.

I am very much alone today. Sniffly :, not even any leftovers to eat, and my kids are with their daddy until tomorrow afternoon. I am trying not to sit on my behind ALL day, but my books are calling my name like always..

So over the last few days, or week really, I've had this unbelievably wicked pain in my hip, and it was actually bad enough to get me thinking about going to the doctor about it : This is not typical of me at ALL, so you know it was really hurting! Anyway, I read an article on Babycenter that described my pain to a T, and said that those symptoms don't indicate sciatia or anything freaky, but a normal pregnancy ailment made worse by lack of exercise. So I sucked it up and went for a good long walk yesterday, and it feels loads better! Talk about a kick in the @$$ to go exercise! I wanna go buy pregnancy exercise tapes now, LOL!!

in other news, the prospect of moving to Germany to be with DP was looking bleaker and bleaker for me. You know homeschooling is illegal there?!? I'm SURE they'd also have issues with homebirth, and un-vax'ed kids as well. Not to mention OH YEAH i need to learn German, get a work permit there, etc etc etc.... So in light of all these obstacles, we've been talking about options, and DP is now looking into coming back to the US instead!! I mean, not that anything's for sure, but HEY it's great to have options!!

Also, not that any of you will be particularly interested, but this myspace artist friended me today, and omg it's all i've been listening to for the past hour! They're great--funky, dancy, cheer-you-up music. If you're interested you can hear them HERE.

now, everybody tell me about what fun you had SHOPPING when you finally remember to check MDC!!

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Jess :

We had an okay Thanksgiving. Dh convinced me we'd have more fun staying home (not driving the 11 hours to my parent's house) and doing our own thing. WRONG. Hormones go the best of me and I cried at least 3 times while we were cooking. I love my family, I love hanging out with them. I'll be home for Christmas...(now I sound like a song).

The food was good. Dh's new turkey thermometer broke and dh was convinced it was working fine. I finally got him to take the dang thing out of the oven and try my cheap poultry thermometer and the thing instantly shot up to 180F. It was more than done : But lots of gravy helped My sweet potatoes ROCKED. It may have something to do with the 2 sticks of butter and generous amount of brown sugar...hard to say. All in all, the day was okay. We'll be doing the big drive to my parent's next year
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Went to the IL's for Thanksgiving, and that was really nice. I brought my green bean casserole and that went over well. I should have remembered to bring a can of jellied cranberries cause MIL didn't have those. My kids really like that stuff. Well, I do too.

Dh looked through all the sale papers while we were there and told me the 3 stores to go too. I don't go shopping much, so I have to set a limit. We are going to be getting a Digital Video camcorder just as soon as some more come in. I love rainchecks . Dh also found me a good deal on an ipod, so I have finally joined the ranks of the "cool" people. I did it more to be able to share audiobook files with my Mom than anything else. I got a great deal on some king sized flannel sheet sets, so I am over the moon about that. I also got a few things knocked off that Christmas list for family. I count the weekend as a success thus far.

DH and I will be cleaning out the kids room later on today, so that will be a fun chore. NOT! We are almost done with the deep cleaning of rooms now though, so all that will be left is the day to day pick up. Yay!

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Hi ladies! I've been sort of MIA for the past week. I went to visit my parents down in southern CA for Thanksgiving. It was a really nice trip. We had a fantastic dinner at my cousins house with around 20 people there. My mom and I did most of the cooking for the whole thing. Everyone in the family knows that my mom is the ultimate cook and they turn to her for all of their cullinary advice. So, this year, it pretty much turned into mom volunteering to make most everything except for the turkey, and since I love to cook I was right there with her. It was fun, though. I'm really feeling this babe move now, it's so fun. I am also loving feeling how much bigger I am getting. I'm still fitting into my regular clothing, but I prefer to wear a maternity shirt when I go out in public because it makes me look obviously pregnant instead of just fat. I feel like i have a lot of catching up to do here on MDC since I've pretty much been away for the whole week. So off I go to read the posts I've missed...

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Eaglevoice, cool that you get an Ipod!!

My birthday was seriously a SUPRISE. My bro went and bought me a hand mixer (mine blew up last month) and I got a food processor!!!!! I AM STILL EXCITED ABOUT IT! He told me (he was bragging about his ability to spot good deals) that it was only $60..But still that is A LOT of money for him and when I saw it I thought he spent atleast $100 or something. It is SO nice! So still excited about it.
We had a good day of giving thanks.

but I love the food processor..love, love, love it.
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