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GTKY - Holiday week edition!!

Happy Hannukah to those who celebrate! 
What are you doing tonight and for the next few days to celebrate? 
Any fun traditions you are looking forward to?

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US!! 
What's your schedule looking like for tomorrow? 
What's cooking in your kitchen? 
And the biggest question - how are you handling nap times?
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Re: GTKY - Holiday week edition!!

  • I don't celebrate Hannukah but used to love reading this book to my first graders around Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashana, Hannukah and Passover - a great explanation of the history and traditions for little ones!

    For Thanksgiving:

    What's your schedule look like for tomorrow? My parents and in-laws live in the same town (15 minutes from us) because we were high school sweethearts so we have it awesome for holidays. DH plays flag football in the morning. I'll head to my parents to have breakfast and watch the parade. Then he'll come over to shower. We will head to his parents house for dinner around 1pm and spend the remainder of the day there.

    What's cooking in your kitchen? Making corn bread and cinnamon butter to bring to the in-laws. Also cooked up some praline pecans for snacking at my Mom's. I'm happy that I can leave most of the cooking to everyone else!

    How are you handling naps? Good question! G is on a 2 nap schedule. I'm thinking she'll take a morning nap at my mom's and afternoon nap at my in-laws, but if the morning nap doesn't seem to be going well we will consolidate to one nap mid-day at my in-laws.
    dx: MFI 0% morph & low count. Occasional Anovulatory cycles.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US!!

    What's your schedule looking like for tomorrow? I am not doing anything really. DH is on call so we pushed his family's meal to Friday evening and my family's until Saturday. We are going to go down the road to DH's coworker's house and eat with them. DH's request is that I make a tres leches cake to take so I'll be doing that tonight.

    What's cooking in your kitchen? MIL and her mother will be cooking at my SIL's Friday for supper. We will have turkey, dressing, potatoes of some sort, green bean casserole, maybe a corn casserole, salad I'm sure, rolls, and any other little things I'm forgetting. SIL is in charge of desserts so I may call her later and help out with that. Probably something along the lines of pumpkin and pecan pies.

    And the biggest question - how are you handling nap times? Usually when we're out and about or at someone's house, naps go out the window, which is fine because H will generally sleep really well at night. I'll be taking the PnP and when he just gets super fussy, I'll lay him down and let him sleep. I don't try to stick to a schedule in situations like this, I just follow his sleepy lead.

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  • 1. My parents were supposed to come for a visit, but my dad's vacation request was rescinded at the last minute. So, no big plans here. I think my aunt is coming over, but we don't have any other family in this part of the country :(. So, normal day around here.

    2. No one! The benefit to not having plans. My aunt said she'd bring over some food from a nearby deli.

    3. I just hope they take two good naps. DS1 is in the midst of a regression right now.
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  • ccamccam
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    What's your schedule looking like for tomorrow?  We are staying local this year and heading over to DH's aunt's around 1:30.
     
    What's cooking in your kitchen?   I was asked to bring dessert, so I'm making pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
     
    And the biggest question - how are you handling nap times?  DS will get in his morning nap, which is usually a good 2 hours and then I'm going to try and not worry too much about his afternoon nap.  He's survived without it before.  He might sleep on the ride to lunch, which would be enough.  I think he'll be so occupied with a house full of cousins that he will be fine.  Or maybe we'll just push his morning nap until as late as possible.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US!! 
    What's your schedule looking like for tomorrow? 
    We are hosting T'giving for the very first time. (We used to travel 3+hrs to ILs, but they moved out here last week and it's easiest to have it at our home.)  We're doing T''giving lunch b/c it works best with M's schedule, and ILs want to drive home before it gets dark (they're still not familiar with the roads so it's easier to do that in daylight).  

    So, bird is going into the oven at 9am. MIL/FIL/SIL and my cousin will arrive btw 11:45-12noon. Hope to start eating before 1pm. Assuming everyone will leave by 3:30-4pm

    What's cooking in your kitchen? 
    Turkey, gravy, and Brussels sprouts.
    MIL is making stuffing and pie. SIL is making corn bread and sweet potato.

    And the biggest question - how are you handling nap times?
    Should work out fine since we're staying home.  M will wake up around 11'ish from his 1st nap. We'll have T'giving lunch. Then he goes down for his 2nd nap around 2:30-3pm.
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  • I am headed to my SIL and brother's house tomorrow. My dad, aunt, SIL's parents and step mom will be there also. DH has to work:(

    I am bringing the yams (with the mini marshmallows :D ) per my brothers request!

    Nap time? What is this nap time you speak of? Ugg. A takes 2-3 30 minute naps a day and only if you're holding her. She will sleep pretty good in the car, so I try and plan my outings around 'nap' time. She sleeps great at night and goes down with no issue. During the day it's a battle!
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  • Happy Hannukah to those who celebrate!
    What are you doing tonight and for the next few days to celebrate?
    Tonight heading over to grandparents with rest of family for Hanukah. We are making latkes and cake pops. We are also having thanksgiving dinner tonight because we go to my cousins Tom and they don't make stuffing and other things my sisters like.
    Any fun traditions you are looking forward to?
    Going to see a disney movie
    Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US!!
    What's your schedule looking like for tomorrow?
    Morning cook gluten free turkey that has been brining for 24 hours, make gluten free stuffing

    What's cooking in your kitchen?
    Pecan pie and gluten free stuffing, turkey
    And the biggest question - how are you handling nap times?
    LO never naps so she will do her usual dance from one persons arms to the next.
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  • @luvboston
    Not that this is important, but I found a recipe for gluten free stuffing a few years ago that was AMAZING! It has wild rice, sage sausage, cranberries, walnuts, apples and some other stuff. I need to make it again-thanks for reminding me ;)
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    IVF #2 Feb/March 2012 ET of 2 on day 3 4/7 BFP! 5/1 u/s blighted ovum
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  • Dragonfly1226Dragonfly1226
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    We don't celebrate Hanukkah.

    For Thanksgiving we drove down to my parents' house yesterday. My mom hosts Thanksgiving so naps are no problem. The kids can just go to their PNPs to nap as usual when we are here. My mom does most of the cooking. I will make a broccoli casserole and some aunts will bring side dishes too. Fingers crossed that we will all be well tomorrow and have a good day of food and fun. :)
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  • phishgirl29phishgirl29
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    What's your schedule looking like for tomorrow?  We are staying local this year and heading over to my grandfathers for a late morning snack, DH's step aunts for apps and cocktails, and MIL's for dinner
     
    What's cooking in your kitchen?  Nothing.  We are in charge of getting the booze this year. \:D/ 
     
    And the biggest question - how are you handling nap times?  DS will get in his morning nap, and in the car when we travel.  MIL has a PnP so if he's knocked out by then, we'll put him in that.  He never sleeps in the one we have here but there's a first time for everything ;)

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  • We are having a very small thanksgiving with just DH and me and the kids. I didn't want to drive 2 hours with a newborn and stay over at my parents' house this year.

    So I'm cooking everything, but keeping it simple- roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce and cornbread. My friend gifted me a pumpkin pie, so that's extra easy. I made the cornbread and cranberries today.

    Naps shouldn't be a problem, since we're at home . :) hopefully we will get some sleep tonight too.
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  • For Hannukah, we don't celebrate. However, we had dinner tonight with Jewish friends as they dropped of their dogs off to go celebrate out of town for thanksgiving and Hannukah. We joked that since their dogs are Jewish, we would be sure to help them celebrate with long walks and extra treats! 

    We are eating at our house. It is pretty low key. We do the usual turkey, ham, potatoes, etc. my mom and I split the list, so the cooking is pretty low key. my favorite dish is an old family recipie of crumbled ritz crackers with melted butter dumped over peas, carrots and cauliflower. An excellent way to make the only healthy part of the meal harden your arteries! 

    We are eating at 3 so that sweet baby J can get her nap before all the chaos.

    Happy thanksgiving, ladies! We all have much to celebrate!
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  • kmc84 said:

    @luvboston
    Not that this is important, but I found a recipe for gluten free stuffing a few years ago that was AMAZING! It has wild rice, sage sausage, cranberries, walnuts, apples and some other stuff. I need to make it again-thanks for reminding me ;)

    Send me the recipe please, I will omit sausage
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    IVF March 2012 BFP m/c 4weeks 5 days (IL, Prednisone)
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  • kmc84kmc84
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    @luvboston
    Here is the link. I figured I'd post it here incase anyone else wants to try it :)

    http://homecooking.about.com/od/vegetablerecipes/r/blv204.htm

    Here are the changes that I made to the recipe:
    1 small onion instead of large
    Omit mushrooms, add 4 diced apples instead (Rome or Cortland)
    1 cup of dried cranberries instead of 1/2 cup

    I cooked the rice in half water and half chicken stock for more flavor.

    Enjoy! It's yummy!
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    IVF #1 11/11 canceled due to OHSS
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    IVF #4 May/June 2014 ER 6/4 18R 8M 8F ET 6/9 1 blast, 2 frosties
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  • Happy Thanksgiving or Thanksgivvukah. My DH and I each light the Hanukah menorah and say the blessings (3 on the first night, 2 on subsequent nights) on each of the 8 nights. We are having sweet potato latkes tonight at Thanksgiving.

    Hanukah is considered a minor Jewish holiday. We want to make it fun for Lila and I hope she enjoys the ritual of candle lighting and saying the blessings and the significance of the holiday but it is not competing with Christmas.
    TTC since 3-08 IVF # 1 Dec 2011 BFP DD born at 31 weeks 6-24-12

    FET #1 Dec 2013 BFN

    FET # 2 Feb 2014 BFN

    No more frosties

    IVF #2. September 2014

    PGD yielded 2 perfect 5d blasts

    SET November 9, 2014
    Nov 23, 2014. Another BFN

    Not sure where to go from here.

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