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Whoops...forgot to include this on Sunday! Share about last week with us!!<br><br>
We had a crazy week of weather here last week, with thunderstorms each afternoon/evening. You'd think the plants would be growing like crazy, but they don't seem to be...maybe it's too wet? I had planned on taking the boys to Canada's Wonderland before school ended, and it was ending on Friday, so I realised I had to take them that week! So off we went on Wednesday, and after my youngest puked in the car on the way, we seemed set! He did fine, and I was so impressed that I managed to walk around for 8 hours straight! Of course I did sit in the stroller on the way out...LOL. Also my little guy seemed to be just fine after that initial stomach sickness in the car! I was very disappointed I couldn't ride on the rides. However, being that I am 5 foot I managed to go on a couple of very slow kiddie rides!! Still trying to find some environmentally sound hardwood flooring for upstairs...really, ignorance must be bliss..so easy..and so cheap! Not feeling great...I'm so slow...and I'm sure something is up with my system as I get dizzy, shaky, and just feel so freakin weird. I've never had this with the others, but a part of me doesn't want to say anything to the midwife for fear of being transferred to an OB. Transfer occurs pretty quick up here...there are strict rules for when you're transferred. Can't wait to hear about all of your weeks (sorry so late on this!).
 

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Suneday?? How the heck can I change these titles on my threads..I always seem to get the worst typos for them!!
 

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I'm so glad that last week is OVER!<br><br>
Saturday, June 21st, I had a baby shower to go to. I had worked for two weeks on making the gift: a custom diaper bag with boutique burp cloths, a dipee/wipee pouch, changing pad and custom boutique outfit for a little girl. It was so cute and I just had one burp cloth to go at noon (the shower was at 2). It had been embroidered for a while, just hanging out waiting for embellishments and the cat had been laying on it. I decided to go ahead and embellish it, then use a lint brush and advise mama to wash before use (they have cats too, so I knew she'd understand). I embellished it, but couldn't find the lint brush so I tossed it in the dryer with some already dried clothes and went about getting ready. A few minutes (15?) later, DH went to get underwear out of the dryer and the CAT had been in the dryer (on high) all that time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">. She was so hot. We got her cooled down by getting her damp and petting her with a damp towel and once she started moving around, it became clear that she was really hurting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. So we called a friend of ours who is a vet and she said that the concern with heat stroke like that is kidney failure within 24 hours and even if she was hurting, it was secondary to the heat stroke concerns. So we missed the baby shower and took the cat to the emergency vet for IV fluids, x-rays and bloodwork. For 24 hours, we didn't know if she'd be okay or not, but on Sunday afternoon, $650 later, we got the clear to come and pick her up. She's still not herself, but I don't know if she ever will be again. And I want to cry every time I get clothes out of the dryer....it's SO HOT in there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:.<br><br>
So that was the beginning of my week. DH had been working for three weeks straight and worked an 18 hour day on Monday (he did get Saturday and Sunday off, though). He came home sick with some stomach thing. We don't know if it was heat or exhaustion or a bug or WHAT (I think a combination of all three), but he was sick for three days and actually threw up once (unheard of for him). The kids and I were getting up at 7:00 every day to be at VBS by 8am and I was working VBS, which is way more tiring than I thought it could be. On Thursday I had to take my three hour GTT, which totally sucked, but I guess I passed because they haven't called me (and I'm not about to call to ask!). On Friday we had a pool party for the kids who led worship at VBS after VBS was over, so we left at 7:30am and didn't get home from that until 6:00pm and then DH wanted to go see a movie with the kids! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> I couldn't do it, but we did take them to eat and got DH some summer clothes (shorts! My DH doesn't ever wear shorts!).<br><br>
So this week we're staying home. I'm painting the nursery, sewing nursery bedding, catching up on laundry (I've got to get over my aversion to the dryer...or get my clothesline back up!), and generally chilling out <b>AT HOME</b> all week.
 

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I can hardly remember last week, for some reason.<br><br>
The weather's finally turned gorgeous here, so we spent all weekend outside. The kids played in the hose (and water the plants for me, which is awesome), hunted bugs, and ran around naked all day. It was lovely.<br><br>
I'm starting to feel some regular BH, which makes me a little nervous given I had a lot of PTL last pregnancy (not surprising given I was pregnant with twins). So I'm trying to take it easy. But DH has been sick, and that makes taking it easy harder.<br><br>
I'm heading to Singapore in two weeks with my 4-year old (for business), and am starting to get excited and a little anxious about that.<br><br>
Oh, that's the big thing that happened last week -- Griffin turned four! He was so excited to go to bed the night before his birthday, he could hardly sleep. And he woke up in the morning convinced he was much taller and could read now.<br><br>
Last night DH and I ditched all of the kids in the master bed, and went and slept in the guest bed. It was kind of exciting to have a grown-up-only bed for the evening, and the kids did great by themselves. (We had to check on them once, but otherwise they slept fine.) Unfortunately, like I mentioned above, DH is feeling sick, so we didn't particularly take advantage of the alone time...<br><br>
* Jaime
 

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Ok....I can only laugh so hard knowing that the cat is ok! That is something I could totally see myself doing. But I feel so bad that you worked so hard on the diaper bag and didn't even get to give it to her!!! I hope the cat is ok and that your friend appreciated all of the work (and cat's sacrifice) for the gift!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ok....I can only laugh so hard knowing that the cat is ok! That is something I could totally see myself doing. But I feel so bad that you worked so hard on the diaper bag and didn't even get to give it to her!!! I hope the cat is ok and that your friend appreciated all of the work (and cat's sacrifice) for the gift!!</div>
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I'm still wondering when I'll be able to laugh at it. It's one of those things you always joke about (usually as you yank the cat out of the dryer BEFORE turning it on!), but it was really, really scary...even moreso b/c she's my 7 year old son's bed-buddy EVERY NIGHT. She has decided she's HIS cat.<br><br>
We did take the gift to the mama, but it was well after the shower. And she loved it (and I didn't have 5 million people saying "oh, you're so talented; I can't believe you MADE that," which I really hate!). It all ended well, but it was a rocky start to a crazy week, that's for sure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">.
 

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I cant remember what I did. Is that bad?<br><br>
This week I get to help run a huge fireworks tent though. Woo! I'm helping by sitting in a chair and watching them work <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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All I remember about last week is recovering from Disneyland, heartburn and green diarhea from the Floradix. Oh and a nasty comment on my blog about how I will supposedly feel guilty for not going to the hospital when something "inevitably" goes wrong with my homebirth. I was pretty livid over that one.<br><br>
I'm glad it's a brand new week.
 

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I just woke up and I'm not thinking about my week right now, but FYI, to change the thread title you edit the original post.
 

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On Sunday I spent three and a half hours out in the garden doing the weeding and watering (hadn't been done in a month) and the next day my back and butt muscles were KILLING me! I could barely move or sit down until Wednesday. Ouch! Still managed to have three good days with DD, M-W, played lots of games, spent lots of time outdoors and in the garden, got things done around the house. Then Thursday hit and I had run out of ideas and energy. Had a bad day, lots of tantrums from DD and I let her watch way too much tv. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: Friday was pretty boring, all we did was go to the library storytime in the morning (which she is officially too old for now -- she was the oldest there at 27 months and was running amok amongst the babies and small toddlers) and run errands.<br><br>
My husband had to play in a soccer tournament for work all day on Saturday so I had DD by myself again. I took the bus to a neighbouring town that has more shopping and met my best friend and her husband and 1yo daughter for a juice by the river. It was lovely. She told me she's pregnant with her second and I was over the moon for her. We get to be pregnant together (for three months anyway) -- yay! Did some shopping and got home about 6.30pm to feed, bathe and get DD to bed. Got her down at 8pm and sat down with a chicken curry with rice and flipped through the tv channels while surfing the web.<br><br>
Sunday was my 29th birthday but I let DH sleep in because he was so sore and sunburnt from his soccer tournament. When he got up at 9am we made omelettes, toast and coffee. I did some cleaning while he played with DD since he hadn't seen her all week and then we all went out at about 2.30 to meet some friends for a late lunch at my favorite restaurant. Food was great, as usual, and my friends gave me some lovely gifts and cards. DD was a bit of a nightmare, threw a few tantrums, but I sat in the back corner of a big booth so I didn't have to deal with it -- HA! DH looked after her the entire meal and I got to relax.<br><br>
That was my week! And I just realised that I went a day too far and did Sunday as well. Whoops! Oh well...
 

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So...I figured out you have to click GO ADVANCED to actually change the title. This is huge for me to figure this out...THANKS!!!
 

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You're welcome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Last week, I was supposed to have my glucose/GD test. They gave DH a pamphlet about it (in Danish) and he forgot to tell me what it said, and I forgot to remind him. Then I forgot what day it was. And about half an hour before I was supposed to arrive, just after finishing a bowl of cereal, I was like "oh crap, the glucose thing is today, isn't it?" Then DH pulls out the pamphlet and says yes, it's in half an hour, oh and you were supposed to fast all morning.<br><br>
But no one is manning the phones before 9am, so we still had to actually go to the hospital to tell them I didn't fast, and of course they were all sighing and shaking their heads like I'm a huge retard and we had to reschedule it for tomorrow.<br><br>
In better news, I finally got a rack to dry my clothes on. I feel so green.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You're welcome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
In better news, I finally got a rack to dry my clothes on. I feel so green.</div>
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And it won't hurt your cat, should she decide to sleep on your clothes rack <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">.
 

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Hahahaha, I am sitting here thinking the same thing. What did I do last week.<br><br>
We did attempt to go camping over the weekend. It got rained out. We got to the campground Friday. Beautiful weather. Had fun all afternoon. Got in the tend and started to get the kids jammies on them and discovered they were covered with tiny ticks. They had at least 4-6 on each of them. EEEKKKK!<br>
After getting them cleaned off, put them down for bed. Well our 18mo old decided that he wasn't going to sleep and he wanted to play. finally got him down, and went outside only to discover that the ***** were coming out and were eying our coolers. Got all food stuff in the van, and sat around the campfire for a while watching the stars.<br>
Woke up 2hrs later to a storm rolling in. bout an hr later discovered that the tent was not waterproof and the rain was comming in. Finally decided that since were were starting to get puddles on the floor of the tent we should move to the van to stay dry.<br>
It rained all night long, and into the morning. WE went to the tent to discover that we had forgotten to put the suitcases and dufflebags on the air matress and all the clothes were soaked.<br>
So we came home. So much for our weekend long camping trip.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hahahaha, I am sitting here thinking the same thing. What did I do last week.<br><br>
We did attempt to go camping over the weekend. It got rained out. We got to the campground Friday. Beautiful weather. Had fun all afternoon. Got in the tend and started to get the kids jammies on them and discovered they were covered with tiny ticks. They had at least 4-6 on each of them. EEEKKKK!</div>
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Are you guys in an area where there is Lyme Disease? We are, and last time I went camping I got a tick on me. I checked out the tick (brought it home with me!), was a common dog tick which doesn't carry lyme disease. However, I found out that the lyme carrying ticks in our region (we live in Southern Ontario) are super tiny. Anyhow, just something to be aware of. I have a good friend who has been suffering through Lyme Disease and she says if she had just known earlier she would have been able to treat it...so now I'm totally paranoid of ticks (on top of everything else!). We're headed for a week long camping trip this weekend (anyone want to post YOUR WEEK next week?) and I'm hoping to avoid wet tent problems too..wish me luck!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Are you guys in an area where there is Lyme Disease? We are, and last time I went camping I got a tick on me. I checked out the tick (brought it home with me!), was a common dog tick which doesn't carry lyme disease. However, I found out that the lyme carrying ticks in our region (we live in Southern Ontario) are super tiny. Anyhow, just something to be aware of. I have a good friend who has been suffering through Lyme Disease and she says if she had just known earlier she would have been able to treat it...so now I'm totally paranoid of ticks (on top of everything else!). We're headed for a week long camping trip this weekend (anyone want to post YOUR WEEK next week?) and I'm hoping to avoid wet tent problems too..wish me luck!!</div>
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Good luck camping!<br>
Yea, while it is more rare where we live to get lyme disease it's still there. I am super paranoid about the kids. I have all the spots marked where I pulled them. And have been upping the Vit C, and stuff.<br>
I am the only one who didn't have any ticks. Really odd. Everyone but me. I even had my mom check me over because I didn't trust dh to find any.
 

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Last week was quiet - which is appreciated given how busy we'll be through the middle of this month.<br><br>
I can tell Poppy went through a growth spurt last week though - the movements are so much more noticeable, not just the big kicks.<br><br>
I think the biggest thing was just ordering our crib over the weekend - that was exciting!
 

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Interesting idea for a thread.<br><br>
Last weekend I was a bridesmaid in a wedding in Cyprus. It was 110 degrees, in a Greek Orthodox church with NO air conditioning or fans. And there was a huge megawatt light for pictures/video shining directly on us at the altar. I had to STAND up there for the entire ceremony (over an hour), holding a big bunch of flowers and trying not to pass out. Lovely wedding, but physically demanding, to say the least!<br><br>
After the late-night Saturday reception, we got up Sunday morning and took a bus two hours to the groom's village for another wedding celebration -- this one with 1,500 people attending! Returned to hotel around midnight, in time to sleep for one hour before going to the airport for our 4am flight (terrible planning on my part). Flew from Cyprus to Athens to Budapest. Spent day in Budapest, flew to London same evening, spent one night and a lovely morning in Covent Garden, then back to airport and finally home to New York.<br><br>
Just in time to go to work the morning after all our travels for an intense all-day budget closing session, and then to drive to Cape Cod for a family reunion.<br><br>
This was the tail end of a long trip. If the thread asked about the week before last, my report would have included several other countries/islands, ferries, trains, buses, etc. Along with dealing with crises on the homefront from abroad... puppy needing emergency surgery to remove blue foam from intestines, entire basement flooding, freaked out younger sister house/petsitter, and on and on and on...<br><br>
Hoping next week is much less eventful!
 

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lcaitlin, I attended a Greek Orthodox wedding last summer and it was exactly as you described. Very hot, long and lots of standing! And TONS of guests. I felt like I was walking into a concert stadium when we entered the reception venue. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Sounds like you had a great trip, you must be knackered now!
 

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Mmm, can't say I remember too much of last week. I guess I spent most of it writing, since the highlight was hitting send on an email to my professor with the final chapter of my dissertation. I'm sure there will be revisions galore, but it's such a relief to get it off my hands for a little while. Other than that, things here are pretty quiet. Oh yeah I made some mango-coconut ice-cream.<br><br>
The other big thing was finally getting a car - my husband brought it home from the embassy. We've been here in a very pedestrian unfriendly city for 5 months, so getting a car is a pretty big deal. We actually bought it three and a half months ago, but had to wait this long for shipping and clearing customs. Oooh, Saturday night I got DH to go to dance lessons (salsa) with me, for the first time. That was fun and I think he might even be willing to try it again. And then Sunday we actually used the car and took it up to the one National Park here for some hiking. It was great to get outside, but I fell off the trail (!) which gave both of us a good scare. But baby seems to be fine - I'm so thankful for all that amniotic fluid. The only lasting effect seems to be that I twisted my ankle and it's kind of swollen - all the extra blood isn't helping that any. I have never fallen off of a trail before, and it wasn't even that narrow, so I guess the pregnancy is affecting my balance more than I realized.
 
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