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Bullets and Bunnies – Redoux

5 Oct

I need a distraction from the craziness of the last 24 hours, so allow me to continue with our regularly scheduled programming:

  • My brain is so fried it may as well be a side dish at a drive thru. I don’t know if anyone ever told you all this, but buying an apartment is expensive and stressful! We’ve been running around like maniacs to get all of our paperwork done for the mortgage. If all goes to plan (which it rarely does), we should have the keys to our new place early next week, and we can get started on renovations. With the holidays here everything is a little wonky, but I’m hoping we’ll be in sometime in early November. I’m sorry I’ve been a bad bloggy friend in the last week. I’m just EXHAUSTED.
  • Clarification from our Rosh Hashana fiasco, because a couple of people asked: OPKs can act as HPTs, because LH, the hormone they detect, is very similar to HCG. You can read more about it at my favorite pee-stick bible. Oh, and just to be clear, I was relieved that it was a BFN. If it was positive at that point, it would have for certain been an ectopic, just like last time. It was one of the few times I was relieved to see a single solitary line.
  • In other news, I had “the feeling” again. In three pregnancies so far, I’ve never been wrong, here’s hoping the streak continues, and this time it sticks. I’m officially 3 days into the TWW. Will I be right again? We’ll know in a week or so, depending on how early I decide to pee on stuff. We shall see. Oh! Let’s have a poll! When should I pee?                                                                                                                            
    *Note: If you vote for 12DPO, I may listen to you guys, but I probably won’t. I um, like to pee on stuff, in case you hadn’t noticed. 🙂
  • On Sunday, I finished shopping for all of the new furniture for the new place, and I gots me some awesome deals. It was exhausting and stressful. This is like, real adult furniture! Plus, I couldn’t stop thinking about how kid-friendly my fabric choices needed to be, and I couldn’t stop imagining a bunch of little rugrats climbing all over the stuff. Once the decisions were made (and the stuff is gorgeous, I can’t wait to put it all in place and post pics), I was relieved, excited, and a little sad. Getting this house together has been really fun, but always marred with a little sadness and anxiety, because I know that I’m putting this place together for our kids, and they have yet to show up. Hopefully the pretty house will be motivation enough.
  • Funny furniture shopping anecdote: My mom and I spent two hours at a store trying to pick out the wood stain color for our dining set and living room furniture. We stared at an iPhone pic of the wood panel flooring I had picked out, and tried to figure out what would go best with it. Once we finally picked the color, we get in the car. My mom says something doesn’t quite feel right to her. She then proceeds to drive to the wood panel flooring place, and pick up a huge piece of flooring so we have a physical sample. After two hours of driving the furniture salesman crazy, we proceed BACK to the store, and my mom marches in carrying a three-foot wood-panel board. Just for context, my mom is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds. This TINY woman marches up to the guy and we compare the wood stain with the panel. She was right – the colors were all wrong. So we picked new ones. I think the furniture guy thinks my mom is crazy. I just think she’s a darn good interior designer. Bonus for me!
  • Have you submitted your questions for Group Therapy Thursday yet? No? Well get on it, then!
  • The heavy heart demands a bunny, so I leave you with a particularly adorable one:
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8 Responses to “Bullets and Bunnies – Redoux”

  1. Belle October 5, 2011 at 22:43 #

    I am SO excited to see pics of your new space! And I’m all kinds of mad impressed that you picked out ALL the furniture already. Mr. Husband would have a nervous breakdown if I were ever that decisive. 🙂 Also, your mom sounds awesome!

  2. chon October 6, 2011 at 00:31 #

    Oh you’re mum is a CLASSIC. I can picture this little woman carrying a huge piece of timber and hey she was right! Ok so I put 12DPO because I am a strictly no POAS kind a gal but I totally knew that you would not wait that long. But if the majority rules…….Lastly, if you need some FRER let me know and i will ship some over to you xx

  3. Kristen October 6, 2011 at 05:18 #

    Thanks for the bunny! Love your bunnies!
    So exciting about your apartment (although sorry it’s been so stressful)! And grown up furniture! And I love that you’re setting it up with kids in mind…I think that’s wonderful. Can’t wait to see pics!
    And I sooooooo hope that “the feeling” is right and everything goes perfect and wonderfully and smoothly until you have a beautiful baby in your arms a few months down the road from now. 🙂
    Oh, and you, me, Foo Fighters, someday, somewhere. (A girl can hope, at least.) 🙂
    XO
    PS I voted 12 DPO because I hate hate hate POAS…but you seem to be able to handle them…and actually I want to hear good news as soon as possible so maybe earlier is better? 🙂

  4. JM October 6, 2011 at 23:14 #

    I so, so, so hope that your feeling is spot on again. I am READY to see how fabulously snarky you will be pregnant.

    Also- just pee on a darned stick when they arrive- have they yet? I know I only mailed them 6 days ago, but I imagine Israel as being so darn efficient…

    As long as they arrive in the double-digits. Less than that is just silly and you know it. If you get the urge, just pee on a popsicle stick. It’ll make you feel less twitchy.

    • aprilvak October 8, 2011 at 20:10 #

      Pee on a popsicle stick! I love it! I should so take that advice.

  5. slcurwin October 7, 2011 at 03:32 #

    I think your mom and I should go shopping together, lol. I do things like that too. And hold off the pee! wait til 10 days!!!!

  6. Port of Indecision October 7, 2011 at 23:44 #

    I am a staunch wait-to-pee-er.

  7. aprilvak October 8, 2011 at 20:14 #

    I said 12, but I feel like a hypocrite since I peed on 9. But now there are none in the house and I am waiting for 15! I hope you make it as long as you need to.

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