Hey I just thought I would start a chat thread so we can keep up with each other and not have to post baby specific things.
So what's everyone doing this weekend? I am working from home today after Henry's vaccinations. Tomorrow we are going to visit my dad and his girlfriend to celebrate his girlfriend's birthday and then Sunday is my FIL's birthday. So lots of family this weekend. It's so hot here in Texas, it was like 104 yesterday and will be over 100 degrees for the next 6 days.
A pregnant friend of mine texted me last night that she was having lots of contractions and was going to call the doula soon (we have the same doula) and so I think she might be having a baby soon. She is due today, so that would be fun if her baby was born on his due date. I have been stalking her on facebook since 6am this morning. No news. I hate to call/text and be annoying, but I'm excited. Her son will be in the same infant room as Henry when he starts daycare!
Yay hopefully we can chat! My last board was so chatty it's weird how quiet this one is
This weekend we are thinking of heading the beach one day. I also want to start some shopping for back to school daycare stuff and get things organized for our beach vacation which we leave next Saturday. I need to get my butt going on my capstone which is my final thing for my CAGS. It will be easy once I get going but just motivating stinks!!!
So I am super addicted to working out right now especially spin classes. I got a groupon thing for a spin gym and started last week and went 3 times last week and 4 this week. I love it! I joined a gym for after vacation that is close near and it has great classes. It has spin, tax, Tabata etc. it was $449 for the whole year and with my health reimbursement it brings it to only $300!!! It literally is 0.5 miles from me so I can go and be home so good!!!
Haha not much else going on. AF started today so I am kind of blah in general
Aimee wow, I am impressed with your workout enthusiasm. I used to do yoga and zumba and occasionally a turbo-kick class. But I have had zero desire to do so lately. I also feel like I don't have the time. But it sounds like you and your DH are extremely organized individuals that help each other out a lot. My DH, well he is helpful, but he doesn't feel like he can soothe the baby or take care of him like I can, so I don't get too many breaks. I have only left the baby with him on 3 occasions, all less than 2 hours and he usually calls me within 30 minutes.
Boo for AF. I despise her.
My friend did have her baby. At 4am. Ha, I told her to not call the doula because she said her contractions were 20 minutes apart. But then 5 hours later she had a baby, I sure hope she called the doula. It was her second baby, so I guess its true they come a lot faster.
I left my pump up at work and went to pick it up this morning and got an evil eye from everyone in there. They all have to work over the weekend. I feel sort of guilty that I'm not going in, but at the same time, there will always be a deadline and I can't always come in now. Feeling better about my outlook on work. The stuff we do isn't life or death, but my boss acts like it is. Most of the overtime we pull is because he changes his mind in the last minute the day before something is due. And I'm not going to put up with his procrastination/grand idea change anymore.
I have always been super athletic so the last 5 years of ivf and pregnancy and ivf again and pregnancy again have taken a huge toll on me mentally and physically. It works out nice that it is so close and there are times I can do 5-530 am and be home before we normally even wake up so that's good. I need to get DH back on the working out but it's so hard when we are tired and want to spend the time with the girls.
Work gets a whole new outlook when you have a family. I used to bring a lot home and do work but now I don't anymore because that's my time. A stack of tests will get corrected the next day and like you said no one will die for it.
Off to do dinner and then mini golfing. DD has been begging to go
Oh fun mini golf. I can't wait until Henry is big enough to do things like that. It's way too hot to do anything outside here right now. I dread just walking to the car. I think the first big outing with Henry will be the state fair in October. Can't wait, we are going to take a day off to go. And then at the arboretum there is a pumpkin patch where everyone gets their babies photos taken. So cute! October is a fun month. It's cooler out and lots of activities, I'm already thinking of halloween costumes.
I really want to take him to a baseball game, but DH doesn't think it will work out with him being so young. We went to a game last September and came home all hot and sunburned. I would have to pay a lot more to ensure we didn't get seats in the sun. Sounds fun though, he has so many Rangers onesies, and of course Red Sox onesies too. I would be conflicted if we went to a Rangers/Red Sox game. My dad is always the one wearing the Red Sox t-shirt at the Ranger's game, and I'm always a little embarrassed, since we also route for the Rangers.
Elizabeth I love when they are bigger. Like I enjoy the baby time and stuff but I get bored easily doing nothing and with DD it was totally boring my first summer and it was really hot. This summer not as much because with DD we are on the go more.
I LOVE fall stuff. We go to a big fair here the beginning of October and apple picking with hayrides and stuff. I love making memories and starting traditions!
I would prob agree with DH on the baseball game. They are so hot and long lol. I love baseball but at games I end up people watching so much! RED SOX all the way
I agree it is fun when they get bigger! We have done so much stuff this summer since DD1 is old enough to enjoy it. Lots of trips to the zoo, and to the beach. DD2 isn't old enough to appreciate the trips as much, but DH will hold her while I play with DD1 and I think she enjoys watching the activities.
And you should not feel guilty for not going in to work Elizabeth. The work will always be there, but our little ones are only little once!
My SILs are supposed to visit this weekend-my one SIL hasn't met DD2 yet so that will be nice. And I am hoping to get some more work done on Isabelle's big girl room-I want to move her out of the nursery soon so Liliana can start using the crib for her naps and get used to sleeping in there.
Rebecca how was your visit with your sister?
S this morning I went to spin at 5:30 and I wanted to quit for the first time. Damn AF is so heavy and strong compared to past and my legs ache and get weak so it sucked. 15 min in I literally was ready to leave but I pushed through and finished the class! This week is super busy for me. I like it but makes time fly! DD has a lil sport camp each day from 10:45-12:15 and then today she has swim before it and thurs she has dance camp before it. Then my friend who moved to AZ is here visiting and coming over tues for dinner and to watch SYTYCD. Plus packing for a family of 4 is always a blast on top of it lol
Ok off to shower while Rylee is asleep!
I took spinning when I was at my last base and loved it! I haven't been excercising because I don't feel like I have time either. Hoping to get back into it when Emma goes down to bed easier. As of now, it pretty much eats up my evenings.
I had guard duty this weekend, and I'm back at my regular job today. Feeling tired. I've been pretty on edge lately too because I may be losing my job at the end of Oct, but my immediate boss is trying to save me. Basically, I'm in limbo and I hate it. DH is in his last sememster of his accounting degree and it's not a great time.
Do you ladies mind if I join? Our board is basically dead (we were a small bunch anyway) boo
I am just now feeling like I am wanting to exercise haha.. still battling the eating healthy battle. It's like my love of food and desire to lose weight are battling it out!!
Elizabeth, we love baseball.. we love sports. Rangers fan all the way, my husband likes the Braves and so that's about what we watch most now. I too can't wait until Lucas is bigger so we can go to games, etc.. that'll probably be next year.
Joan, that really sucks and I hope something works out for you!!
Aimee, never done spin but I want to try it.. looks like a good work out
Nidia, please join us, its been getting slowish over here too. Do you ever come back to Texas to visit? I forget if you have family here or not. I grew up in Arlingto, walking distance away from the ballpark, so we would go to games all the time, especially when seats used to be cheap before the made it to the world series. My dad used to take us out of school for opening day, but now days you have to enter a lottery to get opening day tickets.
Joan, sorry to hear about your job. That has to be uber stressful for your whole family. Hopefully they keep you. Do ypu have a backup plan? The whole time I lived in chicago, I was working with my hours cut and always afraid I would lose my job. Sucks.
Omg Aimee you did a spin class with AF? I cant even function at work simetimes with AF.
Rebecca, how's DD's room coming along? When do you think you will be done? When are you moving the baby to her own room? I want to do this soon, but I know it might be rough transition, so I am waiting a tad bit longer.
AFM, not much new. Work was hard today, it was all rush, rush, rush. Skipped a pump session and then Henry didn't want to nurse when we got home and I thought my boobs were going to explode. I also didn't pee all day today bc I was so busy. So my whole body was full of fluids, so uncomfy. It was 104 degrees here today, I am so done with summer. I really need a haircut and some new clothes, I am so frumpy feeling lately. Maybe this weekend I can at leasdt get my bangs trimmed. Hmm what else...oh I am in the market for a house cleaning person, it is just not possible to keep my house clean with a dog and baby and I know he has awhile before crawling, but it grosses me out to think about him crawling on our floors right now, our dog sheds so bad.
It is super stressful. I am supposed to find out today if I get to stay or not. If not, I'm going to collect unemployment and GI Bill payments and finish school.
Nidia def join! Hopefully you can spark some convo with us
Joan that must be stressful with the job. I can't imagine the uncertainty. When DH lost his job when I was pregnant with DD it was so stressful but in the end the new job was everything we wanted and needed so the everything happens for a reason is something I live by!
Elizabeth I have told myself no excuses this time if I want to be serious about weight loss and stuff. It was so hard but I did it and now know I can lol. Your work sounds so busy all the time. Remember take care of yourself first. If you don't and get sick then Henry won't have you like he needs you!
AFM I had two friends over last night. One of my best friends moved to AZ two years ago and she got engaged and is home doing wedding stuff for ten days. It was fun we had dinner and watched so you think you can dance. We were all up a bit late here so this morning is slow starting. DD is hysterical right now because DH already left for work when she woke up.
I have to start packing for our beach vacation. I hate packing with lil kids because all the baby gear and stuff you need makes it so much more. My list is so long lol. And DD has a little sports camp all week and so that 1.5 hrs is gone so maybe I should get up and get my butt in gear. I am taking spin tonight and tomorrow night!
Hey gals! I have been MIA with family coming in and our main pc is on the fritz.
I have been trying to get myself motivated for weight loss. I really could lose a good 20 lbs; 10 would be great though. I've just had it pile on after each baby and haven't gotten it off. This week I'm working on not eating after 8pm which has been going well. I think next week I might try incorporating some Weight Watchers. I was easily able to get off five pounds loosely following it for a few weeks awhile ago.
We have an exercise bike here and it's SO easy to exercise because I can read at the same time and the time goes by SO fast. I just hope it does something because so far it hasn't been but I haven't been the best with eating either.
Vicki I love reading while I work out on elliptical. My nook has made that so much easier. I want to lose a good 40 to be back where I am skinny lol. I just want to be healthy which I know I am not so I am trying. Just made a salad with grilled chicken to eat after I get home from spin!
Hope you ladies had a good day!
Hey ladies. I've been lurking, just haven't had much time to post on anything.
I am so over this summer for one reason only (and it's not for cooler weather-I love my warm/hot temps)...my older two kids NEED to go back to school! My in-laws had my step son from June 22-July 27th and let me tell you, that was awesome! My step son will be 14 next weekend (the 17th) and my son just turned 7 on July 27th and all they do is bicker, argue, fight and everything in between. This summer break is just way to long. They have been out of school since June 3rd and they don't go back until Thursday the 22nd of this month and i'm going insane! I told the hubby that some how some way we need to save up for a few weeks worth of summer camp for our 7 year old next summer. Even if it's just 3 weeks a week in June, July and August to get him out of the house and doing something for a little bit. I know the step son will go back to the in-laws for a while so not as worried about him.
We find out what is happening with DH's job around the end of October. He will either be asked to stay in the same dept he is now with a pay raise of $2-$5 extra an hour-which sounds great but when you figure out what he is making now-not so much. Or the superiors have talked to him about a totally different job in a different dept with a major pay raise. But in order to get that job, we have to jump through some hoops to even still be considered and i'm not sure we will be able to make it happen in the time frame we have especially for just a maybe.
Once we know what is happening with his job is when we get to figure out our living situation. We are in a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment(was only supposed to be here for a max of two years to save up some money but then DH lost his amazing job and here we are on our 4th year lease.) But, we need to get out of here. The 14 and 7 year old share a room(part of my they need to go back to school rant above) and Kylie is in with us. We need more space for each other and with what we pay to live here, I was just told they have raised rent prices and I DO NOT want to pay what they are going to charge, this place just isn't worth it. So our options are sign a new lease when this one is up at the end of February and save our entire tax return to move and fulfill the 6 month requirement and move at the end of next August(which is what we are probably looking at) or if DH gets the better paying position save like crazy people everything we can to be able to move at the end of February and not sign a new lease. Only problem with that option is we have to give 60 day notice which is end of December and even if he gets this other position i'm not sure we would be able to get through the holidays and save up everything we would need in basically two and a half months. So it's kind of bumming me out knowing that we probably have to live like this for another year at least.
Thats my rant.
Jill that sounds like a lot of stress for you. I hope you have some way to let some stress out so that you can keep your sanity. I can't believe summer is almost over and I am back to teaching.
Well today I have to take DD to dance camp and then her lil sport camp but it is rainy today so it will be jammed inside and stink. Then it is on to packing!! Yuck!!!!
Anyone watch Big Brother?? It is such a guilty pleasure of mine lol.
Elizabeth, last time I was in Texas Noah was close to being 2, he turned 5 last month.. so it's been a while. I grew up in Carrollton, Texas, not sure if you've heard of it? Anyway, I agree with Aimee, take care of yourself.. you do work so much! When mommy isn't happy, nobody is happy
Aimee, I need some of your motivation to get back to exercising.. especially since I signed up for a Color Run which is a month away and I am pretty sure I will have to walk most of it at this rate.. haha! Hope you have fun packing though Lol.
Tori, I did WW years ago and lost a good amount of weight.. I really need to try to do some of that again.
Jill, my son started school yesterday. I was so glad.. he was so much into video games bc it's been super hot here, you can't stand the heat! So I'm glad he can get away from that now. I know the 22nd can't come fast enough for you.
Joan, what did you find out?
I am super sleepy today ladies.. so glad it's Thursday and maybe I'll get to sleep past 5:45 Saturday morning BTW.. how is everyone's baby sleeping??
I think my motivation is coming from a long 5 years of ivf, pregnancies and post party's and knowing that we are done makes me ready to get my health back. And also to meet some new people. I have my good friends but are lives are different in many ways since they're not married with kids etc so this is another reason for me.
Weight watchers is one of the only really successful programs I did because my problem it's portion so that helped with it. Now I am aware of it so I watch that and track with myfitnesspal.
Rylee is all over with sleep lately. Last night she went from 9-3:30am and then back until 7:30. But the night before she was up twice because her last bottle was at 7. She has been doing this awful witching hour screaming again from like 6:30-8:30. It is horrible!!! I have a babysitter coming over tonight so I can take a spin class because DH golfs and I love love this instructor and I am worried since class is 6-6:45 lol
I use MFP too You should totally add me! nks798 is my username
Well, maybe she will be a little angel today!!
Lucas only wakes up once.. or none at all until we wake up. Yesterday he slept from 9-6:15 and today he slept from 9-3:45 and back from 4-6:45.
Jill, no wonder your kids are driving you crazy seeing how you're all cramped in a small apartment. I hope you can make a move work and that you find out good news with his job.
Ladies, hats off to you who are excercising!! I just can't find time and I already feel like I'm hurting for time with my kiddos and time for sleep as it is. As for baby sleep, Emma still wakes up a lot, but with co-sleeping and breastfeeding, I'm not loosing much sleep.
As for my job, I found out that they decided to keep my position!! Such a huge stress relief and I'm safe for another year. WHOO HOOO!!!
Joan, that's a relief about your job, whew!
Jill I can't imagine being cramped up like that with so many people! I really really hope your DH gets a better job so you can save for your own place. What kind of work does he do?
Nidia, I'm SO jealous of your baby's long stretches!
I'm getting a little nervous; my son starts kindergarten (half days M-F) next Tuesday. He's never even done preschool before. I'm getting stressed that I'm going to get even less sleep now. DH is going to take him to school but I have to make sure he's up and ready probably by 7am... and lately, I've been waking up to feed the baby at 7am and napping in the bed while he eats until 8am. I'm already exhausted as it is because he is up 2-3 times a night; now I have to actually get up and get going more than an hour earlier. And by then my 3yo will be awake and won't want to play by herself. I'm just stressed.
Last night the baby actually slept straight from 9-2:30 but my 3yo was up at 1:30 freaking out that she had to go potty. DH was like, "You do a good job with that; I couldn't do it." I was like, "Well, I'm used to randomly waking up at all hours of the night!." I fed J at 2:30 which is a little earlier than usual and of course he was up at 5:30 instead of 6 but I was able to get him back to sleep (with me) until 7. Which is another thing. I *really* want him to sleep on his own until 7am without me having to take him to my bed just so I can get up and help DS get ready for school. I've been doing this for a week or so now, so what's the deal?
I feel like my kids just become worse and worse sleepers. My son was AWESOME - he was sleeping 12 hours by now. My daughter I feel like was at least only waking up at 5am or so by now. And J is just a bear.
Joan that's awesome about your job, yey!!
Vicki, my 3 month old is a better sleeper than my 5 year old lol My 5 year old just started Kindergarten.. he goes M-F from 8-2:30. But he went last year and it's not as stressful and scary as last year was for sure. Could your hubby possibly help getting your DS ready for school? I lay out my son's clothes, shoes, backpack, etc. and in the mornings he gets himself dressed.. so it's not a big issue for us. I also try to have him some sort of snack ready.. usually fruit cup or cereal.. trail mix, etc. Because he'll say he's hungry in the mornings so he will eat that while watching cartoons.
Yeah we'll probably just have to see how it goes. I do think I'd feel bad snoozing/feeding the baby while DH runs around trying to get himself and DS ready. He can definitely dress himself and I can leave him some quick things for breakfast like bananas, boiled eggs, and yogurt. He doesn't like cereal so often wants oatmeal but that's too much prep so I'm thinking a bunch of things he can grab would be better. I'm probably making it more than it is!
Tomorrow we go meet his teacher and do orientation. I keep telling DS about it to make sure he knows what to expect because he needs that kind of thing. He's a little timid and afraid of new things so I know this will be a GOOD adjustment for him. We had toyed with homeschooling him but I think he needs to be away from me at least right now.
Vicki, it might be a rough transition, but I agree with you that it'll probably be good for him. My DS HATES change as well, but really thrives in a structured environment.
As for the baby not sleeping on his own until 7, can you nurse in a baby carrier? If I had to wake up before her and couldn't lay her down at the time, I'd wear her and let her nurse/sleep while I did other things. Thankfully she's just recently been letting me lay her down after I nurse in her in the morning. Most mornings's she wakes up when I get up to get ready for work and poor hubby was having to get up with her at 5am.
Nidia yes I know Carrollton well! I have a friend that lives there and the new job I have been working on at my office is to redesign the town square! It's fun and I think they will build it soon. We are just adding lots of trees, picnic tables, a water table sculpture thingy and a wooden boardwalk that surrounds it.
Joan, so glad to hear about your job! What a relief!
Jill, hope you survive these next few weeks with the kiddos. When do you find out about your DH's job?
Vicki, hope orientation goes well tomorrow. It will be an adjustment, but I bet he ends up loving it. I loved kindergarten.
Aimee, enjoy your class tonight. I also loved my zumba instructor and she adds all her students to her facebook and so I get her updates and feel guilty for not going now. What do you read while working out? I have never been that coordinated. I ran track in high school but put me on a treadmill and I will fall over, so I can forget about books or music while working out. That's why I like aerobic classes. I don't watch Big Brother, but I have friends that love it. I am not really watching TV right now except for catching up on past seasons of Downton Abbey and True Blood. I used to watch reality shows, but haven't watched them lately.
Joan awesome news about your job!
Vicki it will all work out in the end once you get a feel and routine going. Sometimes things seem so daunting and then when the time comes it all just works out.
I still have so much to do and I sit around lol. I can't pack because DD is napping and will wake up... I could work on my huge paper but there is no real due date so I keep putting it off... Maybe when she wakes up I will get at least the girls packed. I have done a bit of laundry at least...
Joan---so excited you get to keep your job. Thats awesome!!!!!!!!!!
Vicki- my 7 year old is going into 2nd grade and he is in an LOP classroom-we are pretty sure he has Aspergers. So he does amazing when things are structured and he knows what to expect. Part of why summer break is so hard with him. We really have no structure and things just happen when they do-I feel bad that I can't keep on a schedule for him but with 3 kids it's just not really possible and true to life form he does need to learn how to adjust to things not always going the way he wants them to it just makes life hard while he is trying to figure it out. Half days were a great way for my DS to be introduced to school. He wasn't able to do Pre-K at the age of 4 because he was a PITA to potty train and was 4.5 before he was fully trained. I hope your DS loves school!
DH right now is working for a major computer company. It's huge! If I named it some of you might have heard of it, not sure though. He is doing computer repair but they want to move him into the IT department because thats where his background and most of his training is. He will also have his degree in MIS(Management of Information Systems) He was active duty Navy for 11 years and he was
IT. The amazing job he had that he lost he was a civilian instructor for IT at the Great Lakes Naval Station so this is what he knows. We will find out more probably the 3rd week of October. He is with a staffing agency(thats how people get hired into this company) and he is on a 6 month contract which ends October 30th. So they can officially offer him a position only a week before the contract ends. So we will see. For now it's just trying to take one day at a time and figure things out as we go and make happen whatever we can.
Joan I have not mastered nursing in a carrier yet although I might try that if I need to! Usually if I have to nurse and do something else I just tote him around with one hand.
Orientation went well! M is really excited to go back, his teacher seems really excited. Plus DH feels a little more prepared and not anxious. I did almost start crying though; I think I might cry on Tuesday when we drop him off!!
Also, I've been able to EBF J for over a week now with no supplements!!! I'm SUPER excited about this as he is eating faster now (20-30 min instead of 45+) and I'm more confident. I have weighed him though and it seems like he's not gaining much lately BUT he tends to stay at the same weight for awhile and then suddenly jump up so hopefully that's the case. He goes to the doctor next week so we'll see what their scale says.
Elizabeth I like to read anything and everything lately. This week for vacation I loaded up on chick lit easy reads lol. We just pretty much finished packing everything. So much crap!!! Vacation with kids is so much harder when they are little. Pack n plays and all that fun stuff! I will say we are more condensed and organized than in the past.
I am super stressed tonight. I get like this every year because staying with my in laws is a pain. I love them to death it then I get super frustrated. My sis in law is a passive aggressive beast lately and she goes with us. And my mil defends them no matter what. So last week my babysitter/close family friend asked if she could see the girls one night this week because she leaves for college when we get back. So I was like want to do thurs so I can take a spin class. So we scheduled that last Wednesday. Well on mon my other sis in law texted and asked if she could watch them thurs to help me while I pack well I told her DD has dance then camp til 12:15. She responded ok no problem. So last night I posted on fb got a babysitter so I could go to spin... She calls her mother and then mil calls DH and gives him third degree why we didn't use his sis since she offered and her bf was away blah blah. We always don't let her etc. like really??? So I texted her and said hey just so u know we had booked babysitter last week etc... No response. So he calls his mom today and she is upset blah blah.. She is 30 and could easily tell us her fillings. But how am I wrong so now we go away with mil thinking we are wrong. That sis only comes up here or there for a day so whatever but the other one is so snippy lately.
Ok sorry for vent just annoyed today... I am taking spin at 6:45 am tomorrow because we can't leave until like noon.
Aimee have fun on your trip. Hope MIL and SIL don't drive you crazy and you can enjoy your trip. Storyland sounds fun, my cousin just took her 3 year old there.
Vicki, I can't nurse in my carrier either, I am not sure my body is made for that, I have tried and I just can't do it. My boobs must hang too low or something, bc I would have to reach down and grab one and hold it up, sorry tmi.
But yay Vicki for not having to supplement this week.
Well no news from me, my life has been pretty boring lately. We are watching the Rangers game tonight and I might just grab a beer, if Henry wakes up then I will just make DH give him a bottle.
I think for me it's the positioning. I never use the cradle hold; even with they are really little I put them in the sling upright so I think that hold is just awkward for me.
J has been waking up so much lately. I mean, maybe he's hungry but he goes back to sleep if I rock him but he *still* wakes up before his feeding every night. He is always up at around 12-1am so I get such broken sleep every night. I just want him to sleep a good stretch without waking up, ack! And he caught a cough from his siblings so now he probably wakes himself up coughing. Blech.
My older kids have been bad lately. They were awful going to sleep last night - kept talking/playing/getting up. I am so stressed about school mornings now because they've been so bad about sleeping. They probably went to sleep at 9:30-10 last night and were up before 7am this morning...
Sorry about the sleep issues Vicki, I feel like a zombie too. I told DH that we are going to have to start sharing the nighttime duties bc I am just not able to sleep. And I know you must be worried about the new schedule. Change is so hard, daycare has changed our nursing and naptime schedule a lot and it has not been fun. Henry is more of a snacker now, which leaves me no time to myself since I am constantly nursing. Need to figure out how to nurse in a carrier pronto. May watch some youtube videos later. Just seems that he is very high when I wear him, his head is at my shoulder level and my boobs are, ugh..much lower.
Sorry that Judah is sick too. So hard to see your baby sick. My pedi said that suddenly that past 2 weeks she has seen a bunch of sick kiddos. Must be going around.
Sorry for the sick babies... We are on vacation and so far been great. The weather is awesome and we have had two long days on the beach! We have a tent for Rylee and she has been great down there. DD naps in MILs arms usually and it's been good. I am bummed eating crap and not working out that great. I did a 3 mile walk yesterday but today DH golfed this morning so I couldn't walk. Maybe later tonight but prob not since burgers for dinner with beer seems way better lol!
Yay for vacation! We didn't get one of those this year because of the baby. We usually don't do much - go camping or to the beach for a day, which we still might do but we would have to stay overnight. Traveling is just harder with a little baby!
This week has been GREAT. DS has been loving school and I'm loving the time at home with two kiddos. Plus, I can run all my errands early with two kids which is so much easier than having all of them. DD behaves so much better without her brother around! And I've been going back to my cleaning routine of working on one room a day so that I'm not scrambling to clean everything when we have company around. I've just overall been in a really good, productive mood! Tonight we have a teacher info meeting to talk to the teachers and learn about what will go on for the year. It's for parents only so I had to get a babysitter which for some reason always stresses me out. But I was able to easily find someone and she will just come to the church (his school is in the same building as our church) and watch the kids in the nursery while we're down the hall. And she's the pastor's kid so that makes it even better.
The worst part about this week though has been DH - he's been sick and was quite the bear last night - I barely talked to him and he was mad at me right when he walked through the door. But we resolved that we would come back together again tonight.
Glad you are enjoying your vacation Aimee. Sounds awesome. I need one of those. We usually travel somewhere big every 3 years or so. Next on our list is Peru. But that may change since Henry is here. Although we do want to travel worldwide with him if we can afford it. But I think next year we might try the texas coast or beavers bend.
Vicki, glad that Ds school is going well. My friend was always really worried about putting her DD in mothers day out and when she finally did it, she loved it, bc she got more time with her littlest baby. I hear ya on the DH part. Its the worst when you fight, especially when you are tired and hungry.
Yesterday DH told me he was going to have a quick drink after work with friewnds but would be home before Henry's bath. Well he wasn't home by that time. He (and his friend) walked in right as I was putting him to bed and they were being so loud, plus I was braless and in my jammies. Ugh, I was pissed. But he redeemed himself by staying home with Henry today. He did a great job too. I am shocked.
Tomorrow we were supposed to have a lunch date and leave Henry with MIL, but we found out yesterday that our close friend has leukemia and he wants to see us tomorrow before he starts chemo next week. Not sure if he is leaving for treatment or what, guess he will tell us tomorrow. So scary. I hope its in the early stages, he hasn't told us anything. Then on sunday we are doing our typical formal lunch with dh's fam.
Saw that you guys said you can't nurse in the carrier because of positioning. In order to nurse Emma, I have to lower her. When I nurse her in the Mei Tai, I lower it and scooth it off to the side, puts her rigt at boob level. In the ring sling, it's even easier because I can put her in my hip, then just pull out slack until she's low enough. Please PM me if you need any help, being able to nurse in a carrier seriously makes me life a million times easier. When I get home from work, I can nurse her while I'm making dinner and taking care of DS. I'd have lost my mind without the ability to do this.
Vicki, I am so happy to hear you were able to drop supplementing! You're so awesome for sticking it out past all of your issues. As for sleep, Emma still only sleeps for no more then 3 hours at a time so I really have no choice but to co-sleep or I'd die!
Aimee, your vacation sounds awesome. Once the summer heat dies down, I think we're going to go camping. We also have a Disney trip scheduled in Oct for my brother's wedding. I was hoping to do a whole week, but I'm not sure we can swing it.
Elizabeth, sorry to hear about your friend. Prayers for him.
AFM, we're doing well. DS started kindergarten last week and is doing amazingly well. I'm so proud of him!!
Well back from vacation and almost back to reality... I can't believe I have one week of summer left. I am okay with going back to work but after a short time I am sure I will be ready to escape again. Vacation was good and not as bad as I worried. There were some rough moments... My SIL's DH is a pure loser and I feel really bad when it is obvious. The last three years he has upset her so much on our vacations and it is awful. But my in-laws are the brush it under the rug type of people rather than address it. My parents would've sat me down and been like look he is treating you bad and something has to change. My DH has never liked him because he doesn't show respect to DH's parents who literally do anything him and his sisters need.
What's everyone up to this week? We are getting another heat wave this week so I will try to stay cool. We have plans to go the zoo with one friend on Wednesday and maybe this water place on Thursday. Trying to get back on track this week with eating and exercise after a week of crap lol
India I need your email to add you on my fitness pal. We couldn't figure out another way before
Aimee-Sorry you had to come back from vacation and you have to start work again soon. And that is terrible about your SIL's DH. My family is the same as yours and DH's family is the same as your in-laws. It's so frustrating. They never talk about taboo things. When I told them my brother was getting divorced, they changed the subject. It was awkward. Someone needs to talk to her, can you? And have fun at the zoo!
Joan-Yay for kindergarten! And about the nursing in a carrier thing. I youtubed it and you are right, you just lower it down. However, I tried this and have a funny story to share. I decided I was going to try and nurse in my ergo at the daycare in the lactation room. I didn't want to have to take him out and all that, so I left him in. Well my overactive letdown got the best of me and I started spraying like a firehose everywhere and Henry, me, the ergo, and the lactation room were drenched. I had to go to work with milk all over my pants and shirt. It's funny now, but man that was a bad morning.
AFM-This week has been rough already. Henry is still sick. His daycare called yesterday and told me to pick him up because he wasn't eating or sleeping and he had diarrhea and was coughing. No fever though. So he got much worse last night and was up all night coughing, so I took him to the doc today. She looked at me like a crazy lady because Henry was smiling. She said he still just had a cold. We recorded his cough, because seriously both DH and I thought it sounded like a "whoop." Agh...I'm so sick with worry and missing so much work. I'm at home today again. My boss is being very understanding, but I can tell he is annoyed. I am trying to work from home, but the remote access to our server is so slow that its really pointless, I should make better use of my time by taking a nap and coming into work refreshed tomorrow.
Elizabeth I can't address with his sisters because they flip out at any controversy. They are crazy and I think she "settled" as all her college roommates were getting married and her DH was really sick with adult diabetes and he is her only boyfriend in 32 yrs so she got married.
Ugh sorry Henry is sick. I hate sick babies. It's so hard especially when it is just a cold and they suffer through it. Hope he starts to fell better!