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Brain Spew: Bullet Point Thursday. Bun in the oven edition.

Brain Spew: Bullet Point Thursday. Bun in the oven edition.

I could be long winded and thorough about all these things but that is just a tad boring and seriously nobody cares that much right? So here is my brain spew for you in the form of an infamous bullet point post. Enjoy!

  • My tap water gives me diarrhea.

Yep I know that is TMI huh? It is serious though. About every 2 weeks it happens and oddly enough it is coinciding with my water intake. Any time I drink more than my 2 jugs of water it just runs right through me. Someone remarked “wouldn’t you just pee the water out?” and I thought to myself, “why yes I should”. Problem is that is not what is happening. Then my mom reminded me that her water has some unusual levels of minerals that cause them stomach upset among other issues. Our bodies really can have problems with the levels of stuff in our water and if my body can’t process whatever is in it and sees it as harmful wouldn’t it just eliminate it as quickly as possible? We are putting this theory to the test, I am now only drinking water that had been distilled first. Hopefully that will do the trick, I can tell you after 2 days I am peeing way more!

  • Our OBGYN never called about our appointment that never happen.

We were planning to have our ultrasound on the 29th of January but since the town was literally shut down as a result of the storm our doctors office wasn’t open. They didn’t call to inform us of this either, this makes us a bit annoyed. We’ve been expecting them to call us to reschedule the missed appointment but I guess they really don’t care. I called them today and got booked for an appointment next Thursday, 2/12/09. We should be finding out Tater Tot’s sex then. *fingers crossed*

  • I am still researching genealogy, now for Tater Tot’s sake.

Remember those silly family tree projects you are assigned as a kid in school? I never had fun doing them and always kind of despised them because we had no info on our family history at that time. In my baby book in the family tree area my parents and grandparents are filled in but nothing else. Where it says great grandmother/ grandfather someone wrote “dead”… Nice huh? Anyway, I am still loving the myheritage.com site and would encourage each of you to sign up there (it is free) and record all the info you know about your family. It may help others later on down the road and you never know when you might want to reasearch your own genealogy further.

  • Our residential roads are still iced over, the city doesn’t plough them- ever.

Flagstaff had 12 ploughs in operation, the same number of ploughs are working here in Evansville… Funny thing is we had better snow/ ice removal in Flagstaff, which is was smaller than Evansville and gets way more winter storms. Things are ass backwards here with regards to winter weather response/ management, big time!

  • Scott MacIntyre did advance to the next round on American Idol.

I recorded it and fast forwarded thought all the commercials and annoying drama girl parts but did see him in many of the filler shots and the show did indicate that his group made it to the next round. Of course he wouldn’t be featured in the group night drama episode, he is nice, cooperative and does well with others. I am sad that they didn’t show his groups performance though.

  • Tater is crazy active and we are in the planning for baby phase now.

Tater’s kicks and punches continue, I am used to them now. Shoot! We’ve only got about 5 months left to this pregnancy, almost half way through and we have tons to do! [cue anxiety]

Here is my “perfect world” scenario brainstorm: We’ve got to get out of this place and in to another rental preferably before May (even though our lease doesn’t officially expire until August 31st). Any ideas on how to nicely get us out of our lease?

This means we only have 3 months to pack, find a new place and move in to it. Didn’t we just do the moving thing? *sigh* Once we are moved we’ll have the month of May to unpack and nest before any chance of early labor. We don’t want early labor folks!

Then I’ll take it easy for 2 weeks before we drop me off at The Farm (around the 2nd week of June). Then I’ll wait at The Farm for labor to begin while N is back in Indiana working and caring for the pets (I could end up being there until the 2nd week of July if baby wants to come later).

I’ll call him when I feel like it is time for him to make the trip down to be with us for the delivery (but who will care for the pets?). We’ll hang at The Farm for a few days after labor to get breastfeeding support and to make sure baby is doing well, then we’ll head home and adjust to being new parents.

See? Told you this was a brain spew post! Oh and we sat down and got our baby registry lists semi updated too! We still haven’t added gender specific stuff like bedding and clothes but all the other junk is on the registries now! You can check out the registries by using these buttons:

My Amazon.com Wish List

So basically that is it in a nutshell, sort of… Stop diarrhea, find out Tater’s sex, genealogy research, clean, pack, find new home, move, buy baby stuff, unpack, nest, rest, go The Farm, squeeze baby out, rest more, learn to breasfeed, bond with baby, enjoy, adapt, head home. The end (for now).

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  • We got a filter system that attaches to our kitchen tap and to our shower so we can use filtered water. I’m interested in knowing about how you feel now that you’ve been drinking only distilled – keep me posted. I don’t even know how many plows we have in my town – how sad is that? And wow – you want to move again? You must just be one ball of energy. LOL. But maybe the mold thing can play into the reason for getting out of the lease? I’m not sure but it is a valid concern with the baby on the way, I would think.

    February 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm
  • I would use the mold card. Tell them you have allergies caused by the mold, tell them you don’t want to bring a newborn baby to a moldy house, tell them you are having respiratory problems due to the mold. Hell, tell them you are having diahrea due to the mold. You have asked them to de-mold the house, right? If you did and they took no action, you should be able to get out of a lease. Better yet, talk to an attorney to find out if mold caused by basement flooding is considered a health risk and then have him write a letter to that effect, and give a copy of it to your landlord along with the letter where you give them three months notice that you are moving. Oh, and send it return receipt requested.

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    February 5, 2009 at 8:12 pm
  • I love my biological family tree, since I am adopted, that puts me as the *star* on the top,,lol.

    Loris last blog post..Introducing,,,,, "T" and "A"

    February 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm
  • One of my daughter’s faced a similar situation. She moved from California to Colorado and discovered a horrible bug problem in the rental. She was 7 months pregnant when she moved (with 2 children already!) and had to move again when the new baby was less than a month old.

    I would tell your landlord that your deposit is covering your last month’s rent and to take you to court if he doesn’t like it. You have ample evidence against him.

    Please remember I’m not a lawyer! I only have a layman’s sense of what is right or wrong. The same sense a jury might have ๐Ÿ™‚

    If your landlord had told you upfront that there was a problem with flooding and mold resulting from that in the basement, I’d have little sympathy for you. You knew in advance. That’s not the case is it? You expected a healthy and a fairly problem free place to live.

    Eh… tell him to screw it. That’s my grandmotherly advice ๐Ÿ™‚

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    February 6, 2009 at 1:40 am
  • Don’t you have a residential tenancies board that you can take this to? We do.

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    February 6, 2009 at 9:31 am
  • I vote for the tap filter. Diarrhea cannot be helping you gain weight, and you could be losing other nutrients that your body really needs now.

    My city doesn’t plow side-streets, either. Sometimes we’ll have ice for months. We usually end up going out with shovels breaking it up and tossing it here and there to make it easier for the sun to melt.

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    February 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm
  • I can’t believe you still have ice/snow covered roads! That is completely unacceptable and dangerous. I hope that the poo issue is slowing down, and that you are feeling better. And I love your perfect scenario:) hope it works out that way.

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    February 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm
  • melissa bridge
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    Make sure that when you decide to start giving Tater water, that you make sure it’s bottled or filtered. It can really upset their tummy’s just as it did yours. When you move, make sure you aren’t lifting heavy things. No heavy boxes and stuff like like, I wasn’t sure if you read that in any books yet ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s got to be a way to get out of your lease with the mold situation going on. I would be so pissed!!!
    I would do what Donna B said and tell him to keep the last months rent and move out. If he decided to take you to court, you have all the evidence you need to win!!! That mold could make you all very sick especially that baby.
    I am adopted too so that geneology stuff was very difficult in school. I just used my adoptive dads family. I am currently in the process of trying to open my records. I really need my medical records.

    February 7, 2009 at 10:59 am
  • That’s frightening to read about that effect from drinking tap. I’d consider drinking bottled water from now on, since you never know what’s in city water.

    February 7, 2009 at 10:39 pm
  • So, tomorrow you’ll go for ultrasound…? That’s always be exciting moment for every mother. I’ll be very happy if you can share with us the result. Some photos will be perfect.

    February 11, 2009 at 1:02 am

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