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Old 01-16-2010, 05:21 PM   #91
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Hi TK,
Your posts about your granddad were sweet and touching. I really enjoyed reading about him, and your relationship.
About the maternity clothes - ugh. That's about all I have to say.
Except have you tried the Liz Lange T's at Target? It was seven years ago I know, but her T's fit really well for that in between stage.
I really hated maternity clothes.
Hope you are still feeling good!
I totally forgot about shopping at Target! I did get some good maternity clothes the last time around. I know I don't really need a lot more, but I could check them out. Sometimes they have a good sale too.

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The stories about your grandfather are so sweet. And getting the Mickey he gave to someone else is just amazing.

It's great that you don't have to do a lot of pre-trip shopping. Now, you can buy the little one baby Disney things and do some damage in Basin.
Darn tootin'! More money for baby things, woo hoo!

And Basin! Spoil mama, too, that's what I say!

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I will come back and reply a little later but I wanted to let you know about this http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blo...an-resort-spa/. I don't know how to post it all fancy like but it made me think of you and CP. Thought you would enjoy.
I'll have to check out that link, thanks!

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Hmmm, what will you be doing this time in two weeks, TK?

You sound like you have a pretty good handle on the clothes and shoes! It will be time to pack all of that very soon!
Hmm...what's today? At this time in two weeks, I will be enjoying a mocktail at the Grand Floridian. Or sleeping like a baby.

Either way, it's sure to be a good time!

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My hair does the exact same flip out on one side/flip under on the other if I attempt to wear it straight. It has natural curl, so I just learned finally to go with that! But, I feel ya....been there. Pain in the patooty!

Sounds like you've got a good handle on the clothing! When I was prego I never felt like I had enough clothing...I was always scoping out the discount racks at every store!!
I think I'm a little more restrained this time, although Mom and I were in a maternity store today and I couldn't resist a particular top.

And I paid...full priced. Gasp in horror now, it's okay. It's really cute, great for work, and has room to...ahem...grow.

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See, I'm all for the pirate mouse ears. But at the same time, look at me in my TR. You notice a great amount of makeup? Yup--I wore it every day until like the last one.
Nothing wrong with wanting to look good!
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I loved your second Grandfather story, TK, very funny..I can just see the 2 second moment of panic, and then blurting out "bang"!

Woohoo for less shopping money and more Disney money! I'm very low maintenance..no make-up, and used to be pony tail..then I got all my hair chopped off (about 11 inches) and now I HAVE to blow dry it, so I understand what you mean. And yes, I am complaining about having to spend 10 min blow-drying my hair.. I did say low-maintenance, right? Thank you for mentioning packing the slippers, I wouldn't even have thought about it until you mentioned it, and now I definitely will pack them!
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I loved your second Grandfather story, TK, very funny..I can just see the 2 second moment of panic, and then blurting out "bang"!

Woohoo for less shopping money and more Disney money! I'm very low maintenance..no make-up, and used to be pony tail..then I got all my hair chopped off (about 11 inches) and now I HAVE to blow dry it, so I understand what you mean. And yes, I am complaining about having to spend 10 min blow-drying my hair.. I did say low-maintenance, right? Thank you for mentioning packing the slippers, I wouldn't even have thought about it until you mentioned it, and now I definitely will pack them!
Slippers are a must for me, and a recent discovery. I gave them as a gift to Mom and Nana on our Dec 08 trip, and since, I can't go to Disney without them! It's just such a nice treat for your feet at the end of the day.

My hair holds water really well, so it usually takes forever to dry.

I did, however, time myself once now that I have shorter hair and it takes about 15-20 minutes to dry and style it.

I, however, would like it to take...well...none. LOL
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I love the new story of your grandfather. Sounds like you had so much fun together.

It sounds like your right on top of everything for your trip. I swear by headbands to make my life simple with my hair when at Disney. They work really well for those in-between times when it's not quite ponytail length. Gets it out of your face, and hides any weird flips. I've sworn by them all winter.
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I stumbled into this thread, I'm jealous but can't wait to hear all about it!
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I love the new story of your grandfather. Sounds like you had so much fun together.

It sounds like your right on top of everything for your trip. I swear by headbands to make my life simple with my hair when at Disney. They work really well for those in-between times when it's not quite ponytail length. Gets it out of your face, and hides any weird flips. I've sworn by them all winter.
Headbands are another possibility. You know, I was actually thinking, if I don't find the pirate mouse ears I want, I might go for one of those mouse ear headbands that are so cute. I've always wanted to do that, and I know I'd really only wear it down there, but I'm sure I could use it for Halloween as well.

Something to think about!

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12 Days And Blah

Blah.

Blah.

Blah.

I think we all go through a little slump before our vacations, right? We have those moments where we think...yup. Going to Disney. Real life is kicking my butt. Disney will be good, but man, is real life kicking my butt.

Here's the thing. No matter how much we may want to talk about all the wonderful trip planning...or lack thereof LOL...that I'm doing right now, the simple fact of the matter is that sometimes, real life gets in the way of that happy place.

For the past week I've been battling a nasty cold/sinus thing. I don't even know what to call it, it's not a full blown sinus infection, but it's not pretty. It started on Tuesday, and since we were short staffed, I worked through it all week. I would have loved to call out, especially on Thursday. In the beginning I was terribly congested, nose constantly running, and now that has lessened, but I'm still get these sinus headaches. They're real doozies, let me tell you. I can take solace in the fact that last night I slept better than most nights, and I'm fairly certain that after I write this, I'm going to try to go back to bed for a bit. I haven't been sleeping well, and in the morning I've been waking up so stuffed up with soooo much pressure, it just hurts.

I don't mean to whine. I'm really not a cranky sick person. What I am is a cranky sick pregnant person. That makes a difference. I know that I'm nearing the end of the first trimester, and for the most part, the nausea is gone. Being sick has triggered some of it to come back, and so I've been working on that, and a general lack of appetite. I just want to get to the point in the pregnancy, I'm praying to get to the point in the pregnancy where I'm not waking up 5-6 times a night to go to the bathroom. I don't function well on interrupted sleep.

Yes, you can all laugh at me now, I'm fully aware of what having a newborn is like. We won't get into al that, because there's no reason to conjecture about what the little bean is like until the little bean actually gets here. I may be a worrier, but even that is too much to worry over for me.

The upside...as I can always find one...is that I'd much rather be sick now than in Disney, and so I'm hoping that I can kick this before we leave. I've got some time, so hopefully with as much rest as I can get, and eating right, and taking my vitamins, I'll be able to knock this sinus junk out of my system.

Rest is kind of hard because there's so many things that I want to do. I know that I have roughly six months before this kiddo is born, but I have this desire to do, do, do, get things ready, clean things out, get everything squared away so that by the time we're in the middle of the summer and I'm big and don't feel like doing anything, I don't have to.

We've been looking at homes. And condos. And bigger two bedroom apartments. And all this looking has really taught me that for now, I like where we live. I am really all about finances. Which is so funny, because I never used to be quite so controlled. I've always been a good saver. And I've always been aware of my money, but nothing will make you more aware of your money than a tight budget and children.

There's a bigger two bedroom apartment in our complex, it's actually a town home. It's beautiful. It's two levels, with two flights of stairs, and it has a huge two car garage with additional storage space. But, it's only got about 300 sq. feet more of liveable space compared to what we have now. Not even taking the garage into consideration, that's not terribly a lot. It would make our bedrooms about three feet longer. Now, I know, space is space. But here's the kicker. These townhomes come with a price. And that price is $355 more per month in rent.

Think about that. I know it's nice to have a townhome, I know it's nice to have some more room, but there are kickers to this whole scenario. Right now we have double closets in our master. If we moved, we'd lose that and have one walk-in. I know we'd make it work but I shudder to think of sharing a closet with my DH. You're only gaining three feet on the bedrooms. Is an extra six feet worth of space worth $355 more a month? Sure, you're getting a garage, and a ton of storage, which would be a huge bonus. (We currently have a storage unit included in our rent, since we do not have a garage with our unit.) And the living room is a bit bigger, and the dining a bit bigger. But I'm at a point in my life where I really want to streamline. I want to get rid of the things that we don't use and just have the things that we do. I know that I have a whole other person coming into this mix, and I may feel differently after the baby is born, but for right now, if you think about it this way, do you know what I could do with that extra $355 a month?

I mean, if we're willing to even consider that, then, to my mind, doesn't it make more sense to take a little out of savings and invest in some nice things for this place? There are so many ways that we could streamline this apartment, and I wouldn't mind spending a little money to do that.

Yesterday I got a great deal on a tall bookcase for our living room. We're a one level apartment on the second floor, so we have a niche above the stairs that tends to become DS' toy central. It gets cluttered and messy, and I can't stand it. Now that he's older, I thought, instead of a toybox, etc, we could put his board games, puzzles, flat type toys on a bookcase, and because of the size of this, I'm going to be able to fit some of my things, like scrapbooks, on top where the kiddos can't reach. Eventually, we can put baby toys on the lowest shelf.

We also have a coffee table in our living room that I would love to get rid of. I'd love to get one of those fabric storage benches, and I've found a couple on Walmart.com that I'm really keen on. This would be another great way to hide toys (DVDS, etc) and have additional seating. I know it would look just beautiful in front of our bay window.

Right now we also have one of those monstrosities of an entertainment unit. I really can't stand it, but we don't "need" a new TV, so I've hesitated to upgrade. I know flat screens are really reasonable right now, and if we took that beast out, and put our DVDs/CDs in the storage bench, well, there you go. More room, less mess.

I've already cleaned out our bedroom, but it will need to be reconfigured so we can fit the bassinett / crib in it. My next project is my son's room. I'm going to get rid of what I fondly call the "crap catchers." You know those storage units for kids with the bins? I swear, there are so many little toys in there that he doesn't even play with it makes me want to scream!

Out it goes. I'll keep the bins, those are good for organization, but his whole room is going to get overhauled too.

I can't begin to tackle his old clothes (which are in bureaus, in rubbermaids, you name it) until we know what we're having so I refuse to think about that until March.

I have a hall closet that looks like it's ready to throw up. There's so much stuff in there and none of it is getting used. It's time to clean out. There's more that we can do in other areas (I've already done the kitchen) but I won't bore you with that since I've been rambling like a mad woman.

I guess what I'm trying to say, in my own long and convoluted way is that I love our apartment. I don't love that we have to clean our cars when it snows, but I'm very lucky that my husband's been taking care of that for me, and it's only a few months out of the year.

I love that we are all on one level. I may have to walk one flight of stairs, but we have beautiful cathedral ceilings, and everything on one floor. Our washer and dryer is in the unit, and it's easy to keep track of everyone in here. I just...really love where we live. Yes, figuring out before and after school care for my son will be a challenge, and yes, I will be doing a lot of back and forth to my parents.

But I love where we live. I love our apartment, and I love this town. I love the library and I love living practically next door to a grocery store. And McDonald's, ha ha.

So I know all these things need to get done. I was on a great roll, but being sick and working has just taken its toll and I feel so worn down right now.

So when I think of my trip, I think, yup. Going to Disney.

Hope I can get a chunk of this stuff done beforehand. Because I really am looking forward to the trip. I really do want to be excited.

But today, I think...

I need a nap.

Maybe I'll dream of Dole Whips and Jack Sparrow and the Grand Floridian lobby.

Ooo...the Grand Flo lobby.

Alright, I feel a little bit better now.




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Blah.

Blah.

Blah.

I think we all go through a little slump before our vacations, right? We have those moments where we think...yup. Going to Disney. Real life is kicking my butt. Disney will be good, but man, is real life kicking my butt.

Here's the thing. No matter how much we may want to talk about all the wonderful trip planning...or lack thereof LOL...that I'm doing right now, the simple fact of the matter is that sometimes, real life gets in the way of that happy place.

For the past week I've been battling a nasty cold/sinus thing. I don't even know what to call it, it's not a full blown sinus infection, but it's not pretty. It started on Tuesday, and since we were short staffed, I worked through it all week. I would have loved to call out, especially on Thursday. In the beginning I was terribly congested, nose constantly running, and now that has lessened, but I'm still get these sinus headaches. They're real doozies, let me tell you. I can take solace in the fact that last night I slept better than most nights, and I'm fairly certain that after I write this, I'm going to try to go back to bed for a bit. I haven't been sleeping well, and in the morning I've been waking up so stuffed up with soooo much pressure, it just hurts.

Have you ever tried sinus rinses? Piper does them twice daily, and it makes a huge difference. Even if you only do them while you have this sinus stuff going on, I bet it would help, and it's totally safe for the bambino! Just make sure you either boil the water first, or use bottled water. When you're done, make sure you clean the tip of the bottle or neti pot really well.

I don't mean to whine. I'm really not a cranky sick person. What I am is a cranky sick pregnant person. That makes a difference. I know that I'm nearing the end of the first trimester, and for the most part, the nausea is gone. Being sick has triggered some of it to come back, and so I've been working on that, and a general lack of appetite. I just want to get to the point in the pregnancy, I'm praying to get to the point in the pregnancy where I'm not waking up 5-6 times a night to go to the bathroom. I don't function well on interrupted sleep.

Being pregnant is enough to make any woman cranky, and that's without adding being sick to the equation! Just keep telling yourself "this too will pass".. on the bathroom thing..just wait a couple months and you'll be getting up in the middle of the night to pee..LOL. I hated that!

Yes, you can all laugh at me now, I'm fully aware of what having a newborn is like. We won't get into al that, because there's no reason to conjecture about what the little bean is like until the little bean actually gets here. I may be a worrier, but even that is too much to worry over for me.

The upside...as I can always find one...is that I'd much rather be sick now than in Disney, and so I'm hoping that I can kick this before we leave. I've got some time, so hopefully with as much rest as I can get, and eating right, and taking my vitamins, I'll be able to knock this sinus junk out of my system.

Rest is kind of hard because there's so many things that I want to do. I know that I have roughly six months before this kiddo is born, but I have this desire to do, do, do, get things ready, clean things out, get everything squared away so that by the time we're in the middle of the summer and I'm big and don't feel like doing anything, I don't have to.

We've been looking at homes. And condos. And bigger two bedroom apartments. And all this looking has really taught me that for now, I like where we live. I am really all about finances. Which is so funny, because I never used to be quite so controlled. I've always been a good saver. And I've always been aware of my money, but nothing will make you more aware of your money than a tight budget and children.

There's a bigger two bedroom apartment in our complex, it's actually a town home. It's beautiful. It's two levels, with two flights of stairs, and it has a huge two car garage with additional storage space. But, it's only got about 300 sq. feet more of liveable space compared to what we have now. Not even taking the garage into consideration, that's not terribly a lot. It would make our bedrooms about three feet longer. Now, I know, space is space. But here's the kicker. These townhomes come with a price. And that price is $355 more per month in rent.

Think about that. I know it's nice to have a townhome, I know it's nice to have some more room, but there are kickers to this whole scenario. Right now we have double closets in our master. If we moved, we'd lose that and have one walk-in. I know we'd make it work but I shudder to think of sharing a closet with my DH. You're only gaining three feet on the bedrooms. Is an extra six feet worth of space worth $355 more a month? Sure, you're getting a garage, and a ton of storage, which would be a huge bonus. (We currently have a storage unit included in our rent, since we do not have a garage with our unit.) And the living room is a bit bigger, and the dining a bit bigger. But I'm at a point in my life where I really want to streamline. I want to get rid of the things that we don't use and just have the things that we do. I know that I have a whole other person coming into this mix, and I may feel differently after the baby is born, but for right now, if you think about it this way, do you know what I could do with that extra $355 a month?

I mean, if we're willing to even consider that, then, to my mind, doesn't it make more sense to take a little out of savings and invest in some nice things for this place? There are so many ways that we could streamline this apartment, and I wouldn't mind spending a little money to do that.

Yesterday I got a great deal on a tall bookcase for our living room. We're a one level apartment on the second floor, so we have a niche above the stairs that tends to become DS' toy central. It gets cluttered and messy, and I can't stand it. Now that he's older, I thought, instead of a toybox, etc, we could put his board games, puzzles, flat type toys on a bookcase, and because of the size of this, I'm going to be able to fit some of my things, like scrapbooks, on top where the kiddos can't reach. Eventually, we can put baby toys on the lowest shelf.

We also have a coffee table in our living room that I would love to get rid of. I'd love to get one of those fabric storage benches, and I've found a couple on Walmart.com that I'm really keen on. This would be another great way to hide toys (DVDS, etc) and have additional seating. I know it would look just beautiful in front of our bay window.

Right now we also have one of those monstrosities of an entertainment unit. I really can't stand it, but we don't "need" a new TV, so I've hesitated to upgrade. I know flat screens are really reasonable right now, and if we took that beast out, and put our DVDs/CDs in the storage bench, well, there you go. More room, less mess.

I've already cleaned out our bedroom, but it will need to be reconfigured so we can fit the bassinett / crib in it. My next project is my son's room. I'm going to get rid of what I fondly call the "crap catchers." You know those storage units for kids with the bins? I swear, there are so many little toys in there that he doesn't even play with it makes me want to scream!

Out it goes. I'll keep the bins, those are good for organization, but his whole room is going to get overhauled too.

I can't begin to tackle his old clothes (which are in bureaus, in rubbermaids, you name it) until we know what we're having so I refuse to think about that until March.

I have a hall closet that looks like it's ready to throw up. There's so much stuff in there and none of it is getting used. It's time to clean out. There's more that we can do in other areas (I've already done the kitchen) but I won't bore you with that since I've been rambling like a mad woman.

I guess what I'm trying to say, in my own long and convoluted way is that I love our apartment. I don't love that we have to clean our cars when it snows, but I'm very lucky that my husband's been taking care of that for me, and it's only a few months out of the year.

I love that we are all on one level. I may have to walk one flight of stairs, but we have beautiful cathedral ceilings, and everything on one floor. Our washer and dryer is in the unit, and it's easy to keep track of everyone in here. I just...really love where we live. Yes, figuring out before and after school care for my son will be a challenge, and yes, I will be doing a lot of back and forth to my parents.

But I love where we live. I love our apartment, and I love this town. I love the library and I love living practically next door to a grocery store. And McDonald's, ha ha.

So I know all these things need to get done. I was on a great roll, but being sick and working has just taken its toll and I feel so worn down right now.

So when I think of my trip, I think, yup. Going to Disney.

Hope I can get a chunk of this stuff done beforehand. Because I really am looking forward to the trip. I really do want to be excited.

But today, I think...

I need a nap.

Maybe I'll dream of Dole Whips and Jack Sparrow and the Grand Floridian lobby.

Ooo...the Grand Flo lobby.

Alright, I feel a little bit better now.
I understand the space issues! Our trailer drives me crazy because we have no storage at all to speak of. You're just nesting..I loved that part of being preg, I felt more productive than I ever had either before or since! It does sound like a beautiful apartment, and I don't blame you for wanting to hold onto it, and not wanting to put out that much extra a month, esp with a baby on the way! I don't know what you already pay for rent, but if I added $355 onto what I pay for lot rent, I could buy a house!! Anyway..I hope you enjoy your nap, and start feeling better soon!
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I hope you kick your ickiness soon! Being sick is never fun, and being sick on top of being pregnant is even less fun!
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I understand the space issues! Our trailer drives me crazy because we have no storage at all to speak of. You're just nesting..I loved that part of being preg, I felt more productive than I ever had either before or since! It does sound like a beautiful apartment, and I don't blame you for wanting to hold onto it, and not wanting to put out that much extra a month, esp with a baby on the way! I don't know what you already pay for rent, but if I added $355 onto what I pay for lot rent, I could buy a house!! Anyway..I hope you enjoy your nap, and start feeling better soon!
I've never done a sinus rinse. I'm going to have to google it.

Anything that will help is welcome advice. My problem with tacking that on is, yes, we probably could afford a mortgage payment, but I know with certainty that we cannot afford to maintain a home. If anything went wrong with the house it would drain us financially. When I look at it that way, spending an extra money on rent when we're happy where we are just doesn't make sense.

I do like the nesting thing, because you're right, I am more productive now than I ever am at any other time in my life. It is this driving force that this home must be prepared for the new child! LOL

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Thank you! Being sick is no...picnic. Oh, I must be feeling better if I'm making rhyming jokes.

I'm off to take a nap, but I wanted to share something with you all.

I have the Best. Mom. Ever.

I told her about my funk and asked her if she could send me a happy e-mail with something fun she thought we would do on our trip.

She sent me ten.

She sent me e-mails and pictures of some of the places we'd eat and shop and put her comments with them.

I love her so much.
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Congrats on your Grand Flo trip that is only 12 short days away. How wonderful that you got a 45% off rate. There really were so killer AP rates for Jan and Feb. Unfortunately, I could not take advantage of any of them.

I hope that you are solidly over your nausea and your sinus infection so you can really enjoy this special trip. Cause once you have the second baby, watch out. (I'm sorry - probably everyone has told you that!). I can only joke about it because my days of two toddlers are solidly behind me.

Really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful photos when you return home!
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Tk, I wouldn't want to pay that much more for only 6 feet more either. I am really sorry you are sick. I have been really sick since Wed. and actually had to call into work all week because of the type of job I have. I have never been that sick before. Aren't moms the best.
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IE..The sinus rinse, don't let the googling scare you! They did a study some months ago that people who did everyday sinus rinse ended up with more frequent sinus problems. Piper has been doing rinses for 3 yrs, I was initially freaked, then talked to her Dr..she said that more than likely people weren't cleaning the tips of their bottles/pots, then putting the germs right back into their noses..hence my comment about keeping the tip clean. Anyway..the best brand is Neil-Med, I think it's pretty easy to find in local stores, Dr Oz did a big thing about the benefits on Oprah a while back, and stores started seeing demand for it, lol.
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Congrats on your Grand Flo trip that is only 12 short days away. How wonderful that you got a 45% off rate. There really were so killer AP rates for Jan and Feb. Unfortunately, I could not take advantage of any of them.

I hope that you are solidly over your nausea and your sinus infection so you can really enjoy this special trip. Cause once you have the second baby, watch out. (I'm sorry - probably everyone has told you that!). I can only joke about it because my days of two toddlers are solidly behind me.

Really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful photos when you return home!
Oh, I know what you mean, and don't worry you're not scaring me. I know that this will be a totally life altering experience, and I've heard the, "it's not double the work, it's quadruple," and all that good stuff.

But life is what it is and this is what we all go through if we want to have children. I think, in some ways, having your second child is a much braver act than having your first.

With my son, and my first pregnancy, I was clueless. Before you have children, you really have no idea what you're getting into. This time, I know, and that's almost more scary.

I just can't wait to find out what we're having so I can start planning more.

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Tk, I wouldn't want to pay that much more for only 6 feet more either. I am really sorry you are sick. I have been really sick since Wed. and actually had to call into work all week because of the type of job I have. I have never been that sick before. Aren't moms the best.
Thanks for reaffirming my decision. I was talking to my mom today, and I told her about the dimensions of the rooms, and although we love the garage, we both agreed it's just not worth that much more money per month. With a little baby to consider, and all the cost associated with that, diapers, wipes, etc, spending more money right now is not the best idea.

I'm sorry to hear you've been sick. I hope you feel better soon!

I know it's tough as a mom to have the time, but I have to tell you, I got to take a nap today and I feel soooooo much better. When I get a nap in, it's like I'm getting caught up on all that sleep I'm missing at night, because I can sleep for a couple of hours straight.

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IE..The sinus rinse, don't let the googling scare you! They did a study some months ago that people who did everyday sinus rinse ended up with more frequent sinus problems. Piper has been doing rinses for 3 yrs, I was initially freaked, then talked to her Dr..she said that more than likely people weren't cleaning the tips of their bottles/pots, then putting the germs right back into their noses..hence my comment about keeping the tip clean. Anyway..the best brand is Neil-Med, I think it's pretty easy to find in local stores, Dr Oz did a big thing about the benefits on Oprah a while back, and stores started seeing demand for it, lol.
Thanks for the heads up!

Ew on the not cleaning everything. Gross. I'm glad that it's helped your daughter, and I'm pretty sure there's a woman on a community thread I belong to who swears by them, so I'll definitely check it out.
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