Holy shiz I'm so behind so I'm so sorry I don't read this often so if I leave stuff out its not intentional.
Susan, huge congrats! I wish you a smooth and wonderful pregnancy! I had symptomless pregnancies with my boys in particular! All the best!
Alissa, so exciting! I remember bursting into tears when I saw the "for sale" sign up in the house when our first house when up ~ nostalgic as our baby had been made and brought home there ~ but it is so tremendously exciting, and I'm such a voyeur that I loved the househunting process ~ I hope your house sells easily and quickly and you find something great!
Lisa, have you started PT yet? Are you loving it?D
Deniz, how are you feeling?
I had a sitter this afternoon for the first time in a long time and went shopping and went to the eye Dr, I had lasik 13 years ago but suddenly my far away vision was feeling a little blurry again, I got to pick out a fun pair of glasses, I'm excited to pick them up in a week. I also got a haircut for the first time in like 7 months, feel like a new woman. DH is at the gym and I'm reheating leftovers from his party (we had Chipotle cater it) and after our daily rain (it seems to pour every day here this summer ?!?!?!?) its nice and breezy so we are going to eat outside. I unloaded two boxes of girl stuff to my neighbor this morning and three boxes of boy stuff to my babysitter and had a great workout this morning ~ its been a good day
I love a day away from the kiddos and even dh. I love them so much but man....sometimes it's just nice to cater to yourself and not have to worry about their wants and needs! Glad you enjoyed your day.
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
One of my good friends and I have started scheduling our hair appts at the same time, we go to lunch first and then we bring a bottle of wine that we share with our hair stylist. It is such a fun day away from anybody needing anything from me. I ever turn off my cell phone so nobody is texting me while I am there needing stuff
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
Melis, I haven't started PT yet (at first I was like "Who am I potty training?" Duh...) BUT, we had an admin meeting and it's been made known that a PT position has been created and the position will be posted internally at the end of the month! Technically they have to post the position even though I'm the only person in the whole office who does what the position has been created for . What is stressing me is the person who fills my current position and the training I will have to do with them. OMG. It will take months to get them properly trained. I use 3 web-based programs that they'd have to learn - legal hold administration, case management, compliance/hotline - plus I support our chief litigation counsel and a more junior lawyer. My head is spinning already.
But, it will be soooooo worth it once it's a done deal and I'm down to 24 hours a week. Spending time with my kids, keeping up with the chores, taking Claire to school and having some me time will be well worth the wait.
Sorry for the long post, but I can't really talk about it at work!
I am in agony tonight!
I did my weird chanty kundalini yoga class last night and we worked really hard, I was sweating like crazy and really working my legs for a while. This morning my thighs hurt but by later afternoon I was really suffering and having stairs to go up & down on the way home was brutal. Tonight it hurts every time I get in & out of a chair, it's the muscles in my upper thighs. I can't actually bend down to sit on the floor at all, that's how much it hurts.
I was hoping to go to regular yoga tomorrow morning but I'm not sure I'll be able to.
Any ideas on how to fix it? I took Alleve and used some Arnicare gel.
We're going to Fire Island tomorrow for the weekend and I really don't want to be in pain!
Laurie, mom to:
Nathaniel ( 10 ) and Juliet ( 6 )
Baking Adventures In A Messy Kitchen (blog)
Laurie, ice it. 20 minutes on, 20 off. Take ibuprofen if you can. Bump it up to 3 regular strength (600 mg) every 6 hours for a few days if you have to. If you have time to get a doctor's visit in ask for a prescription strength of Voltaren Emulgel - like 10%. It's a compound they have to make. It will kick the crap out of the pain, trust me. Hope you feel better soon!
For those of you who wear glasses or have kids who wear glasses, I have a question: The kids had their eyes tested in May. Turns out Claire is mildly farsighted. The doctor said she might benefit from reading glasses before the start of Grade 1. But her prescription is so mild I don't know if she will benefit. She's +0.75 and +0.50. That's really mild. I don't want to not get the glasses for a couple reasons - I don't want her to strain her eyes and make her vision worse and since she's learning to read and print I think it's important she can see her up close schoolwork clearly. Then on the other hand I'm thinking does she really need them? KWIM? I don't wear glasses and neither does DH so I really don't know much about prescription strengths. Any advice?
I started with a mild rx for distance...I think -.75 and glasses helped me a lot. Made things more in focus for me. I would say get them.
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)