Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bad home theatre...

It's been acting up again. We bought it a few years ago and decided to go with the Samsung home theatre that has blu-ray and DVD. I wish we would have gone with a panasonic home theater system. There have been less problems and I can't imagine that the customer service is any worse than Samsung!

Last night when J was babysitting the kids the DVDs kept skipping and the DVD player shut off completely.

I hope that it can at least make it a few more months. I'd like to pay off some of our credit cards and get through Christmas before we have to purchase another home theatre!

Almost 31 weeks

Shit this is going super fast. I haven't started freaking out quite yet because I know that I still have to get through the holidays ... or at least Halloween and Thanksgiving before the boy gets here!

He's getting bigger. I feel his rolls and they aren't the same small kicks I used to feel. It feels like he's running out of room and I know at some point I'm going to feel him right under my boobs!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Almost old enough...

This Christmas we've been racking our brains on what to get the kids. We're not going to overdo it this year since the kids really only play with a few toys and each year we buy way too much.

I think we might start looking at pc desktops for Graem. She's at the age where she could figure out a computer and would benefit from some of the computer programs that are out there.

29 weeks!

So I can't seem to get motivated to do things on my "to do" list. Today I have a full day of no kids and so I really need to get my poop in a group! I figured I'd try to clean out the fan, get the stains out of the carpet, vacuum and make an attempt at installing the baby seat.

I also have laundry coming out of my ass. Serious loads of laundry that need to be done, clean the house, and then start installing baby gear.


Maybe I should just sit on the couch and watch Housewives of Beverly HIlls.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Merry Christmas!


We are starting to gather thoughts on what we are going to get the kids for Christmas. They haven't been watching television and really have no idea at what they want from watching commercials!

At one point we were looking at pc desktops. We figured Graem would probably need one over the next few years and it would be a good thing for her to get used to over time.

We don't need anything fancy and more than likely we don't need to spend tons of money on it.

We have also been tossing around the idea of renting a piano. She's become really good at piano and our piano is pretty old and out of tune.


The nurse came out to the house today and sure enough...the boy is bottom down. Breech.

I was told by her that I should really try to get him to flip over - especially, by the time that I'm 30 weeks. That gives me 10 days. I know women can have babies butt first...but OUCH. I don't want my woo-ha to be totally ripped apart by the boy.

On the other hand, I don't want a c-section at all. I figure if he doesn't flip over in the next week or so then I'll start up the acupuncture and chiro appointments weekly.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Another lawsuit.

Over the past few days I have received two notices in the mail regarding a class action lawsuit for toys we had purchased years ago. Of course, the payout is around $5 or less and I threw them right in the trash. Let's talk thousands or millions?!

I also read about the Crestor lawsuit. It's shocking that these medications that go through so much testing and FDA approval that take years to get on the market are not safe!

It really makes you wonder if there's some dirty stuff happening or if it just takes years to figure out the harsh reality that these "perfect" medications aren't so perfect after all.

Margot's been on medications for her cholesterol for a few years now and I can't help but think that at some point they'll say that it's unsafe. I guess as a user we have to do our dilligence and make sure that we're getting the proper followup care and testing.

Good ole' Emmy.

Emmy has reverted back to being a baby. Good times, right? Her therapist came yesterday to work with her and said this is totally normal when a new baby is in the picture.

Yesterday she insisted on drinking out of a bottle. Even when she was a baby she never drank out of a bottle!

I've been trying to bring out baby stuff slowly so that she doesn't notice it. I can just imagine walking into the living room and seeing my 35 pounder sitting in the newborn's bouncy chair!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Ms. Helpful.

One of my ex-employees used to work as a homecare aid and on the side she was a local paramedic. She finally got all of her certification and was able to do Paramedic Jobs full time.

Last I heard from her she was doing great! She had a little boy, owned a house, and had been at her job for a few years.

It's good to hear these success stories. So many times you would see the situation where someone had kids at a young age and never could quite move to the next step.

27.5 weeks!

We just got back from Disney Friday. We had a GREAT time! The kids loved it!

I was glad to get back home because truth - be - told...I'm getting a little anxious about everything getting done before the boy comes in December/January!

I feel like the kitchen is 95% done and we still need moldings, and patchings throughout. Plus, the house is a disaster.

Today is my last official day of work so I'm guessing within the next few weeks I'm going to try to conquer a to-do list.

The countdown begins...