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Thursday. Coffee day.

So I just accidentally drank a lot (like way more than one cup) of my husband’s full caffeine coffee and 1) I feel more awake and alert than I have this entire pregnancy and 2) I’m now terrified I’ve given the baby WAY too much stimulation this morning. Someone reassure me the baby is fine. 

I’m also concerned I’m going to crash this afternoon because I haven’t had any coffee the entire pregnancy. 

Happy Thursday friends! 
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Re: Thursday. Coffee day.

  • Does anyone use the walmart grocery pick up app?  When you add to an existing order am I missing the “no substitution” option on adjustments?  Initially it asks you but not when you add items.  And when I tried the webpage ON my mobile browser it gets me to the mobile site and cant see it on there.  But when I log into the webpage on my laptop it gives me the no substitution option when editing.  Give me a tutorial! 

    I’ve been watching dating no filter on E! On ondemand the last few days and never laughed so hard at a tv show before.  Watch it!

  • short+sassyshort+sassy member
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    This is officially my second to last day of WFH.  Our city is entering "Phase One" on Saturday, so my workplace sent out a letter yesterday afternoon that everyone needs to return to the office this Monday (May 18th).

    I knew it was coming, but that doesn't mean I'm not still a bit pissed about it.  They're technically an essential business so they can.  It's a little faster and easier to work out of the office.  But still.  Except for filing and mass copying, there is nothing I do at the office that I can't do from home.  Where it's SAFER!!!!  Even our mayor said something like that in her press conference about entering Phase One...that, although the city is opening up a little, it is still best and safer for people stay home when possible.  Unfortunately, the company I work for is very old school and hasn't liked people working from home.

    I just re-read my post and saw repetition with some of @VarunaTT's posts about her workplace, lol.  Except they sounded like bigger jerks than mine.  Just a bummer, all around.  I can more understand businesses where people can't do all/most of their work from home.  But when they can, WTH?!?!  Just LET them until more of the danger has passed.  Ugh!  It's so ridiculous and short-sighted.

    I see a bunch of us posted a Thurs. post at the same time, lmao.
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  • Jstump2Jstump2 member
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    I had a long discussion with my work team today, we are all worried. Our sales are way down and our payroll protection loan is coming to an end next month. Nobody knows what will happen for sure but I am bracing myself for the worst-case-scenario. Me and H have had talks about the possibility of me losing my job and our game plan. Short term I would enjoy the extra time being home with my girls but long term could definitely affect the time line of our financial goals.

    Trying not to worry to much about things beyond my control. My desk peanut-butter M&M's are calling to me right now.

    tonight my 4-year-old has her zoom dance class. The initial excitement has worn off for her and I am wondering if it worth still having her do, it is not the same for her at all as in person. I want to continue supporting the school though since I know how hard this must be for them. We are paying a discounted tuition for the zoom classes.
  • Jstump2Jstump2 member
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    So I just accidentally drank a lot (like way more than one cup) of my husband’s full caffeine coffee and 1) I feel more awake and alert than I have this entire pregnancy and 2) I’m now terrified I’ve given the baby WAY too much stimulation this morning. Someone reassure me the baby is fine. 

    I’m also concerned I’m going to crash this afternoon because I haven’t had any coffee the entire pregnancy. 

    Happy Thursday friends! 

    I didn't drink any coffee with my first and a cup every few days with my second. My theory is only prolonged excessive amounts would do any long term harm.
    charlotte989875ILoveBeachMusicOliveOilsMomMNNEBride
  • Baby is FINE!

    I have so much stuff waiting in shipping limbo. I know I acclimated at least some because yesterday I received a phone call to confirm my address and schedule delivery. The connection wasn't the greatest so I didn't even here what the guy was delivering but I did hear Thursday between 10- 1. Well, nothing came today so I guess it will come next week? Also, nothing I ordered has emailed me saying anything was ready... Idk, old me would have been freaking out/ anxious about the lack of clear communication. New me is like whatever, it will either come next week, whatever It is, or not.

    charlotte989875OliveOilsMom
  • I am cracking up at the multiple Thursday posts.  

    SSDD here.  School work, crocheting, house work, keeping a bored kid occupied.  I'm looking at Prudie.  
    charlotte989875OliveOilsMom
  • @short+sassy, is your phase 1 like our phase 3?  We’ve been in Phase 1 since March/April.  May we entered 2 and who knows about our 3?

    lol I noticed 4 Thursday posts.  After I wrote it I was like... should I save the text and check before posting?

    @Jstump2, crossing my fingers this doesn’t happen :(



    Jstump2short+sassy
  • Does anyone use the walmart grocery pick up app?  When you add to an existing order am I missing the “no substitution” option on adjustments?  Initially it asks you but not when you add items.  And when I tried the webpage ON my mobile browser it gets me to the mobile site and cant see it on there.  But when I log into the webpage on my laptop it gives me the no substitution option when editing.  Give me a tutorial! 

    I’ve been watching dating no filter on E! On ondemand the last few days and never laughed so hard at a tv show before.  Watch it!
    You're not missing anything - I just checked my app and I don't see the option anywhere to say "no substitutions" when adding to an existing order. Good to know you can do it through the webpage though because I do have a few things for my pickup tomorrow that I don't want substitutes for.

  • @CharmedPam, oh!  My mistake, lol!  I thought everyone's phases were roughly the same, but I see that is not the case.  Because every state being super different is exactly what we need right now//s.

    No.  Our Phase One is more like your all's Phase Three.  We only have three phases total, lol.  Our Phase Three is everything is open, including schools and casinos.

    The Stay At Home order is being lifted on Sat.  Barbers/salons, restaurants (no bars), gyms can reopen at 25% capacity.  Retail stores that have their own entrance...like a strip mall, as opposed to a mall...can also reopen at 25% capacity.  Retail stores that don't have a separate entrance can do curbside delivery.
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  • CT is going to enter phase 1 next week.   

    I'm in no rush but our kids are definitely feeling the effects.    I'm planning to put in a big order at the local farm for plants and that should be my Saturday activity with fresh air to boot. 

    My dad is estranged from his middle brother (they haven't spoken for nearly 20 years) and now the middle brother has leukemia.   It's a big wake up call for my dad while we are all in stay at home orders. 


  • @Jstump2, good luck with everything at your job.  I hope with the economy opening up some that business will pick up for you all, by the time that PPP loan runs out.  That's essentially the hope/purpose of those loans.  To give companies affected a "bridge" to help them make it through until things pick up.  I'm glad you all are already thinking about the "what ifs", jic.  It's great to have a "worse case" scenario plan and even better to not have to use it!

    Unfortunately, those PPP loans can turn into an even uglier situation for businesses.  There will definitely be companies for whom that won't be enough and go out of business totally or still have to lay people off.  Then the loan is no longer forgivable and all/part of it needs to be paid back.
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  • I'm so excited. We ordered the dining room table last night. We went back and forth on a couple of options, but ended up with this. Or similar, but an 8 seat version. Our dining room is pretty big, so I wanted to go with something with the option to extend to a really large table. I've tentatively agreed to do thanksgiving this year, so we'll need to seat a lot. 

    S&S, that disappoints me about your company. It's just not ok to put employees at risk because leaders can't get outside of their own heads about WFH. From what you've said, it's not like you're sitting around watching tv all day. 

    On the other side of the spectrum, my company is just starting to talk to us about our re-entry plan. The first group will be people who literally can't effectively do their jobs remotely won't even start until June. The rest of us will go in phases starting in late summer, but we're expecting that office workers will all be voluntary, and we can choose to continue remote or partially remote until there's a vaccine or we're really safe or never or whatever. From what I've gathered, it's similar to what other large companies in the local area are doing.  
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  • banana468 said:
    You had coffee ONE TIME in the pregnancy.

    I had a half a bottle of wine more than once when I was pregnant with Chiquita.

    Point? I'm not going to blame the wine on why she can't write 5 paragraphs today and you cannot blame yourself for two cups of coffee.   Eat a good diet and you're OK!   

    Remember, you can even drink when nursing - the overall effect is SO SMALL.




    Baby is FINE!

    Thank you both!! This makes me feel a lot better. Sometimes it’s hard not to give in to the totally crazy pregnancy thoughts. 

    On the bright side it’s been the most productive day I’ve had in months. That might say something about my excessive caffeine drinking prior to pregnancy. 
    Jstump2OliveOilsMomcupcait927
  • I'm so excited. We ordered the dining room table last night. We went back and forth on a couple of options, but ended up with this. Or similar, but an 8 seat version. Our dining room is pretty big, so I wanted to go with something with the option to extend to a really large table. I've tentatively agreed to do thanksgiving this year, so we'll need to seat a lot. 

    S&S, that disappoints me about your company. It's just not ok to put employees at risk because leaders can't get outside of their own heads about WFH. From what you've said, it's not like you're sitting around watching tv all day. 

    On the other side of the spectrum, my company is just starting to talk to us about our re-entry plan. The first group will be people who literally can't effectively do their jobs remotely won't even start until June. The rest of us will go in phases starting in late summer, but we're expecting that office workers will all be voluntary, and we can choose to continue remote or partially remote until there's a vaccine or we're really safe or never or whatever. From what I've gathered, it's similar to what other large companies in the local area are doing.  
    This is my favorite of the three! 

    My company is doing something similar; no one is back until minimum June 15 (but probably longer) and then phased return depending on how essential the office is to work. I’m probably not going back before the baby is born in August. 
    MyNameIsNot
  • @charlotte989875 I could never actually give up coffee during pregnancy. I had a cup pretty much every morning. I diluted it with milk but still. According to what I read at the time, drip coffee has more caffeine than a latte but you could have 2 lattes a day and be fine. So I figured if half a cup of coffee made that big of difference in my day/ mood, it was worth it. 
    ILoveBeachMusic
  • VarunaTTVarunaTT member
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    @CharmedPam when you actually check out and see the entire grocery list of your cart, at the top of the list, but under your payment/time info, is a box that says "allow substitutions" that you will have to uncheck.  But unless there's a really specific reason not to, I find my substitutions to be a good deal.  They'll go over every single one of them with you; if you don't want them, say no and they'll take it back and remove it.  BUT, they'll usually get the next biggest/closest thing and you pay the same price.  I've ended up with a dozen eggs for $.74 (b/c I only bought 6 and they were out of stock) and one time they tried to give me this massive roast for $12 (what I had chosen) that was a $45 roast (what they had to substitute)!  I only said no b/c K and I would've been eating it for weeks and I wasn't sure I had anything big enough to cook it in. 

    It doesn't happen often, but usually it's fine for me.

    SSDD here.  K is staying with Turkey this weekend to give the parents a break, so I won't see them after tonight until Sunday.  IDK what I'm going to do yet, TBH.  Part of me wants to go see friends Friday night, but I know K is really worried and I want to be fair.  I'm also lonely AF.
  • @charlotte989875 you and baby are totally fine!!!  I drank half-caf coffee almost every day of the pregnancy (and soda and tea sometimes).  My Dr. told me anything under ~200mg of caffeine every day is fine - that's about one large cup of full strength coffee :)  Easy to worry though, i totally get it!

    @MyNameIsNot that's my favorite pic of the few you've shown!

    Good luck to everyone going back to work in person.  

    I basically am taking a day off today.  I'm logged in while baby is napping but other than that, nope.  H has gotten almost no work done the last couple weeks and he needs time.  Baby is all over the place and it's impossible to get anything done while on baby duty and also it's just way more fun to hang out with him that work on non urgent work.  
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  • @charlotte989875 one cup of coffee is fine. Most pregnant women are “allowed” to have one cup per day (check with your doctor to make sure it’s okay for you personally). Just try to keep the chugging of multiple shots of espresso to a minimum 😉

    That sucks about your company @short+sassy. How frustrating. 

    @Jstump2 *hugs* I know how it feels. 

    Poor FI sprained his ankle this morning. I’m not ready to go home to someone who is already stir crazy with anxiety and ADHD being forced to sit all day long. Usually he walks/paces around 25,000 steps per day. He’s going to lose it. This week feels like a million years long. 


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  • @charlotte989875 baby is totally fine! I had two cups of coffee more days than not, and also had a drink here and there. I 100% understand the stress though - there are SO MANY THINGS that you're told you can't eat or drink during pregnancy and it can be hard. I flat out refused to give up deli meat and medium rare steaks. Never got sick. Baby is fine.

    I have now spent my entire day peer reviewing a major project one of my coworkers did and close to 75% of it is wrong. It's been a giant waste of my time - this person has been doing this job for over a year and still makes careless mistakes and has zero attention to detail. I just want to bang my head against the wall.
    charlotte989875
  • Back at work today.  Yesterday's vacation day was lovely!

    We are having beautiful weather and its actually warm!  This trend is supposed to continue and I am totally fine with that!

    Not much else new.  SSDD.
    charlotte989875
  • kvrunskvruns member
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    Is anyone on their neighborhood HOA? I'm curious as to what places with community pools are doing. Ours are allowed to open as of May 24th although it is supposed to be limited to 50% capacity and some other stuff which is nearly impossible to enforce for a neighborhood pool that isn't monitored or anything
  • kvruns said:
    Is anyone on their neighborhood HOA? I'm curious as to what places with community pools are doing. Ours are allowed to open as of May 24th although it is supposed to be limited to 50% capacity and some other stuff which is nearly impossible to enforce for a neighborhood pool that isn't monitored or anything
    Good luck with that!

    I'm not on an HOA but we have a pool at our marina.   The marina also has two grills and multiple tables that are pool side and public bathrooms.   Thus far the rules at the marina are:
    -Public bathrooms remain closed.   It's Port-a-potty city if you need to go.
    -No gas in the grills
    -No hanging out on dock boxes (they are larger boxes that we can lock for cleaning/boating/fishing items).   The dockside cocktail party with other boat owners is not OK by them.   I'm not sure how they can enforce that but they are "asking nicely"
    -No pool.

    Now it's sofa king cold so the idea of swimming isn't really in the mix yet but I am thinking that there's no way that they will open the pool until social distancing ends which is....2021?   Because we are not public and are paying people I cannot see how they can create some kind of concept that if you get there too late every day you're SOL.  If we see an update or change though I'm happy to share! 
    charlotte989875kvrunsei34
  • kvruns said:
    Is anyone on their neighborhood HOA? I'm curious as to what places with community pools are doing. Ours are allowed to open as of May 24th although it is supposed to be limited to 50% capacity and some other stuff which is nearly impossible to enforce for a neighborhood pool that isn't monitored or anything
    I just moved away from the HOA (thank god), but was talking about this on my group text yesterday. The neighborhoods here will be opening the pools like normal next weekend. There will be some guidelines around spacing and capacity that people will ignore.

    I know this is a shocking development for Georgia. 
    kvrunsei34
  • Isn't it weird that Memorial Day is this month? The weather here has been so cold. It's a least a little warmer today in the 60s, and then apparently jumping up to 80 tomorrow?! 

    I'd say SSDD here, but not really. Soon to be ex is being weirdly nice. He hasn't received the letter from my lawyer yet, which is annoying and odd. It was mailed from down the street on Monday! So, hoping it's in the mail today. I think he's going to be surprised, and probably expects that I'm just waiting for him to either change his mind (LOL) or get started on the agreement. 
    charlotte989875kvrunsei34OliveOilsMom
  • Hmmm.  Not an HOA, but there is a community public pool (owned by the city) close to my house.  It's usually open from the start of Memorial Day weekend to the end of Labor Day weekend ie, the summer, lol.

    I hadn't even thought about what it was doing.  I doubt it would be open in May, but hopefully later in the summer.  I guess I'll have to wait and see.  There's an outside playground and basketball court that's in the same area.  None of those have been closed this whole time.  People have just been trusted to social-distance.
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  • Also, apparently the Phase 1 of our reopening (there are 4 phases total in the reopening plan) means that all of the local parks are going to be open again, including tennis courts, pickleball courts, the dog park and the skate park. Playgrounds are still closed but all the public bathrooms are going to reopen and only cleaned once a day. It all sounds like a terrible idea. 
    charlotte989875kvruns
  • We’re supposedly “opening” and I’m not about it. We’re going to see such a huge increase in cases. We never even saw a decline or plateau. I’m going to be avoiding all outings other than work for the foreseeable future. 

    I’m also positive that the FSIL I don’t care for had COVID. Some crazy urgent care doc took her symptoms and told her she had anemia and acute pancreatitis (literally made zero sense) and she was never tested for COVID. None of her symptoms even made sense for pancreatitis. But they sure made sense for COVID. Then last Saturday the FSIL that I do hang out with all the time (pre-COVID) drove with her to go see their parents! And she had hiked with her on the day that she went to urgent care looking like shit, being SOB, pale, lethargic, with COVID toes. They’re all like “no, it was the anemia and pancreatitis.” I can’t with FI’s family sometimes. 


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