Cheryl - Congrats on getting some cleaning up done! It's really such a relief! Have fun at your Sis's bridal shower & the Bday party. Those kinds of things are such a treat!
Ella - Sorry you're feeling frustrated & overwhelmed! It's tough when you have a deadline & not enough hours or energy to get it all done. It'll get there, really! Vent any time you like. It at least helps relieve the stress a bit.
Ash - Yea!! Way to grow lil baby! Make Mama's clothes too tight! LOL! That rubber band thing didn't work very long for me just bc I hate the zipper digging into me. Give me a soft, stretchy mat panel any day! Oh, if they don't have Bella bands readily available, it's very easy to cut off a t-shirt to make your own - no sewing! The shirt should fit a comfortably snug in the belly, so it will keep the pants up & laying flat. Then you can cut it off just under the arm pit. I recommend folding the cut off part under the waist to get the right length, plus the second layer helps to cover the bumps from
Hello to everyone!
Suzie - Thanks for the support. She's going into 6th grade, but is going to be 13 in March. That means 1-2 more years of this... AAAAAAA!!! Hopefully she outgrows it really soon!
Julie - That's a lot fo work! I hope your nap is long & delightful!
So here is a pic of the belly- I am sure it is mainly just bloat and uterus of course but there is no denying it is there:) I think by 12 weeks I will noticeably look pregnant- but I will have to wait and see:D
I've got a belly picture too!
So this is where everyone is hanging out! LOL. I've only been looking at the 1st trimester thread. I'm so glad to have found everyone here!
Ash and Ashley - Super cute bellies! I'm so jealous, I never start really showing until 4-5 months before that I just look fatter!
Is there any way that we can add everyone's tickers to the first page like we had it over on the other board? It was always fun to be able to see everyone's progress in one place. :)
Hope everyone is feeling better than I am!
a nod to both ashleys for super cute early bumps!
right now i'm so angry for two reasons...
1. we started pulling up carpet today...OMG. the rooms we want to tile (dining room, kitchen, front hall, and entry) have this tight loop blue patterned stuff...i thought it might be a problem because i couldn't feel a tack strip around the edges, and sure enough, there's this uber cheap thin pad glued down (the WHOLE THING) and the carpet is glued to the pad. the dining room was 12x12, and it took us all afternoon to peel it up. i don't even want to think about the other areas...it sticks worse in the high traffic areas.
2. we got a letter from our landlady's assistant (our landlady was also our realtor and we put up with a LOT of hairbrained crap from her) saying that they're keeping our $1K deposit and we owe them an additional $875 in damages. ooooh i was livid. upon inspection of michigan law regarding rentals, DH and i discovered that they have 30 days from termination of occupancy to assess damages and either send the balance of the deposit or send a bill...$1800 of the damages are from the place they rented out from under us. we moved out on may 15. so that's more like 90 days at this point. plus the kids they rented it to moved in the same day, so i wonder when they did all the work they allegedly did (steam clean the carpet twice and then replace it...apparently they couldn't "get the cat smell out", which is a load of crap, because that place was squeaky when we got out of there). the other $75 is for the shoebox apartment we lived it while we were waiting for this place, and that's supposedly for the cleaning the carpet also, even though the assistant told someone she was showing the place to RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME that they were replacing the carpet in there. why i'm paying to have carpet cleaned that they're trashing is beyond me.
sorry for no personals and being MIA, but gosh i've been so tired. i had to post that update though.
Ash and Ashley- cute bumps!