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#1 of 114 Old 11-04-2008, 03:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I agree that there are days when we are all grumbly and crabby ... I have them, too ... but I want to live joyously, even if I have to do it vicariously through others! :

So, tell us your happy stories! No whining allowed!

Right now, my dd's are playing happily together - dancing and singing along to the cd from Shrek ...

Last night, we surprised DH for his birthday with a tea party. The girls and I made mini chocolate chip muffins and they set it all up - they yelled surprise when he got home, it was very cute.

Earlier today, DD1 told me she can't wait for her baby brother or sister - so she can help do "everything" !!

We voted, and there was no line at all! That made it much easier to sit there with my DD's and let them help with the voting process ... I think I would have felt very self-conscious taking so long if there had been a lot of people behind us, though.

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What a great thread!

Well, I am about to have a baby! And it's a dream come true. I've been begging DH for another baby for 3 years. AND, it's a little girl!! Which I am unabashedly thrilled about!

I just dug out all the dolls I've tried to force on DS in the last 5 years and I'm going to wash them for Lucia.

Yesterday I washed and folded all her newborn clothes, and I fell in love with her all over again. Those little socks!! Ah, so cute.

I have a great husband and son. I've had a relatively easy pregnancy. I've made peace with my mom in the last 5 years and she's going to be here this time. I have a job, a home and food. I am blessed.

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My youngest cat, Lily, has been SUPER affectionate lately. She's laying right next to me as I type, and if I'd let her she'd be in my lap (but then I wouldn't be able to type).

I'm feeling really happy and inspired today (partly due to election day, partly due to getting photos done on Thursday).

My mom is sending a package for the baby. DH knows what it is and says I'm going to love it. I can't wait to see! what it is! It has something to do with Christmas but is NOT a stocking, and is NOT a "Baby's 1st Christmas" ornament. DH says I'll never guess what it is. :
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This morning we spent two beautiful (70 degrees!!) hours at the park with our friends and even though Charlie refused to eat lunch today, he fell asleep for his nap within minutes of laying down. And CHANGE is in the air!!! That is something to be grateful for.
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I like this! This morning it was nice out for us in New England too! wow! It was about 65 and sunny when I left to vote. And no lines and it went fast and I got my sticker too!

I just made hot cocoa for the kids (okay...sun didn't last as it's chilly now and clouding up...but at least we had what we had and some graham crackers. I'm waiting on some Raspberry tea to cool off a bit and then lay down and relax w/ my 4 children
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I have a job, a home and food. I am blessed.
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(well, DH is the one with the job, but i'm thankful for that every day)
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Our last baby is our only son. A very welcome addition to our family of three daughters! And the coutdown is on... 9 days to go!!!!
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I got to choose a new president for my country. Also, I got to vote on some state initiatives, one of which I thought was really cool. I brought my home-kindergartner with me, and he wasn't excited over picking a new president as I had hoped, but that's OK. He got an "I voted!" sticker and was happy as a clam. He seemed to really like the ballot-reading machine that eats the ballots on the way out the door.

Oh! And all the Halloween candy is gone now. No more temptation for me! :

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Today is ds1's 9th birthday, and the sweetheart made ME breakfast in bed!!!!!!Frosted flakes and even his new birthday sports bottle filled with water.WHAT A GREAT KID!!!!!!!!!!!

Also no line for voting-yay!

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My kids are conked out on the sofa. I didn't have to fight them for a nap because I was just lazy and let them watch tv this afternoon and eventually they zonked on their own.

This was after a big morning at the aquarium and botanical garden, running around and having fun, so I don't feel at all guilty.

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Probably because my placenta isn't in the way this time around I get to feel this little girl moving around lots and lots and everytime it makes me Our nursery is painted and beautiful (even if it won't be used much lol!), and I'm starting to feel like we're actually going to be mostly prepared when she arrives (need the diapers down from the garage Dh!).

Orion loves kissing my belly and saying hi to his little sister. He's very excited to meet her and wants her to come out NOW!

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My DH brought home ice!

You momma's have NO IDEA how happy this made me!

(Our icemaker is broken..it makes this horrid noise...so we can't turn it on)

And I'm making pumpkin pie!

I CAN"T WAIT FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!::
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My DH brought home ice!

You momma's have NO IDEA how happy this made me!

(Our icemaker is broken..it makes this horrid noise...so we can't turn it on)
You don't have an ice cube tray to make your own?
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Today we had maids come. We just started maid service because I can't get around as much with my SPD. It's such a blessing. Everything is clean! I don't have to nag DH or strain myself!

I'm getting back into knitting which makes me feel productive.

My lil boy is kicking around wonderfully. It makes me happy to know he is there.

Now just another 45 min. and DH is home. He only works out of home 2 days a week but I can never get enough of his company even after 8 years of being together.
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My DH brought home ice!

You momma's have NO IDEA how happy this made me!

(Our icemaker is broken..it makes this horrid noise...so we can't turn it on)
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That would make me super happy too. We don't have an ice maker and our freezer is too small for ice trays. It's actually a 'wish' I have for postpartum to have some ice in the freezer.

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Now just another 45 min. and DH is home. He only works out of home 2 days a week but I can never get enough of his company even after 8 years of being together.


Thanks for sharing that. It's nice to know I'm not crazy (sometimes people get snotty to me about not liking DH working 44-50 hours every week and act like it's just b/c we're newlyweds...though I don't consider 3 years newly-wed).

Here's some more happy from me:

I rediscovered some music on my play list I haven't hear in forever (mostly really funny songs...anyone ever hear of Skullcrusher Mountain?)!

And so far NaNoWriMo is going really well for me!
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I really enjoy reading all the happy news you all have to share! :

Some good news..it's almost 8pm and the kids are going to be at the correct time, instead of 7pm b/c of the time change...so here's hoping they don't wake up at 5:30am tomorrow and we can rest some more
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I'm super excited because my mom is coming! She's moving to Oregon, everything worked out and she leaves at dawn tomorrow, so she'll be able to be here for my birth. This has been my one big regret, is that she might not be here, but she is!

And I got the computer room rearranged, so it feel so much better to be in here now.

And at my MW appt today we're still looking at a LOT baby, which is so much better than the OP I've had till like 2 weeks ago, and we had a growth spurt which is a very good thing as it was seeming a little too small for comfort for a little while. Tonight I felt what was similar to hiccups, but a little faster and felt like expanding and relaxing rather than jerks, so I really think I was feeling practice breathing, which is so exciting!

Just a couple days ago I was so frustrated and upset, but today I'm just all excited and it's really nice.
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Today is ds1's 9th birthday...

Also no line for voting-yay!
It's my DD1's birthday too! And we're going out to dinner And there was no line for me to vote either

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And I'm making pumpkin pie!

I CAN"T WAIT FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!::
I bought 2 pumpkins today for pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I love love love me some pumpkin pie!!:

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Today we had maids come. We just started maid service because I can't get around as much with my SPD. It's such a blessing. Everything is clean! I don't have to nag DH or strain myself!
I have someone coming to clean my house next week! I can't wait! And my carpets are getting cleaned on friday :

Baby is healthy and there's only one more month to meet her!

GREAT idea for a thread, it's so good to remember all these good things. I have a lot to be grateful for!
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The pg is going well and I feel baby move constantly which is reassuring.
I am growing another life and will be able to add this little bundle to our family.
I will get to give birth very soon (Which I am really looking forward to. I use hypnobirhting and enjoy the whole process)
I have 3 wonderful, happy, well-adjusted little boys that are so fun and so sweet.
My boys absolutely adore eachother and are looking forward to the arrival of their new sibling.
I have a great group of really supportive friends.
Ds1 has a great teacher this year (1st grade) and is doing really well in school (he is catching up and has a good time, that is what I care about). The school is a charter so it is free and they have sibling preference. Yeah.
I have a great dh that supports breastfeeding and natural parenting.
My business is doing well even though the economy is not.
Even though finances are tight we have everything that we need and lots of what we want.
No lines at the polls for me either
This is a great thread bcs I know I could come up w/ a list of neg. but it is really nice to see all of the great things in my life:

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Happy stuff, let's see:

-I voted today and got to see my big sister. She is hoping we have a boy so she can go out and blow a bunch of money on baby boy stuff. She loves girls too but she wouldn't have an excuse to buy more girl stuff because we already have 3 girls.
-My daughter's had a mock election yesterday and my oldest is president with 4 yo sis as judge. They have been busy making laws. The laws are wonderful and include: No yelling; no hurting; no babysitters; mommy can't go to work. Plus some other really sweet stuff. It's great because when they break one of their own laws we can remind them that they are breaking their own laws. I love it when the 4 yo says, "Oh, yeah, right." and immediately stops.
-My dates may be off so I may end up having this baby sooner than originally thought. Hoping for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas.
-My dad may go get some more of our stuff for us. I have been missing some of my stuff sitting in IL's basement and my dad is talking about retrieving it for us.
-My 4 yo is finally showing an interest in the potty chair and has been going on her own in addition to getting herself dressed in the morning and at night.:
-My dad paid us a really great compliment about our 19 mo today. He was commenting on how well adjusted and happy she is.
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You don't have an ice cube tray to make your own?
No bc it has the already built in system that has filtered water that makes it's own ice then dumps it into the huge icetray. You know what I mean? SO we've never needed to get ice cube trays. Until we get it fixed we'll just buy bags of ice. I wish I could run to Sonic everytime I needed ice..mmmmm.

Our baby shower is on the 15th! I'm excited bc it will both sides there. And I get to meet DH's distant side of the fam that is coming down from Jersey.
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How's THIS for happy news:

PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA! :
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How's THIS for happy news:

PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA! :
Wow! History has been made today! :
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I am beyond thrilled about our President Elect! : Dh and I are drinking Martinelli's out of champagne glasses and eating cupcakes. Dh worked the polls, so I made a batch of vanilla cupcakes with red, white and blue sprinkles and took them over to his polling place to share with the other pollworkers. That was actually a lot of fun, and he brought the extras home for me :.

Also, our high chair arrived today! It was a group gift from my shower, and so nice. I can't wait to set it up, although we won't be needing it for months and months .

And this is going to sound weird, but I'm SO excited because I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow with my primary care doctor to get some skin tags removed. I've gotten so many skin tags with this pregnancy, and in addition to being just kind of gross, they've really been rubbing up against the collars of my shirts and I haven't been able to wear a necklace in weeks and weeks becasue they kept getting caught on the chain. I've even had some that bled, so they've been a real pain in the butt. I'm really glad my primary care doc can take care of them too, instead of having to see a dermatologist (higher co-pay for a specialist, of course).
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How's THIS for happy news:

PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA! :
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what a wonderful time to bring a new life into the world! :
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Election
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Thrilled the election is over, although not with the results. ;0) But its over! And now we can focus on Thanksgiving!! And hopefully my LO will be born before Christmas. Just cuz, although my mom is coming on Christmas day so it wouldn't be terrible if she arrived after that.
I love feeling her move and I got to go to Target yesterday and buy stuff with giftcards!!
We're getting things set up and I'm feeling better - hopefully no more colds!!
People are so sweet and generous and I love getting baby presents in the mail!
And yesterday I met a lady in our county who invited me to a nursing mom's group!
So things are going well for us. :

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I got my first new thing for the baby!!!! The CUTEST slippers in the world from Padraig Cottage up in Canada. They are hand knit wool with sheepskin on the inside. So tiny, so sweet! I'm in love...with them....with the baby....

Also, I have been journaling faithfully for the past few mornings and I am really coming into a good place. I am starting to build up my birthing cocoon - getting into my special place for a beautiful birth - I feel very sensitive and special. I love this feeling...its sort of other-worldly.
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