July 12, 2007
I can count on my two hands the number of times Will has slept through the night, and he's 2 3/4 years old. That's 1009 days old. It's a long time to go sleep deprived.
On top of that, he won't go to sleep without one of us laying with him. Which wouldn't be so bad, but he takes 1 1/2 - 2 hours to fall asleep. Which means on the nights it is my turn to put him to bed, I get no "me" time. It makes me crazy. We're not willing to CIO with him, so we're out of ideas. I can tell you that the next baby will be sleep trained alot differently. I get ticked at my husband about this. HE gets to go to the gym every day, for a minimum of 1 1/2 hours. (I work from home, so while DS is sleeping, DH goes to the gym). What about my time?
July 23, 2007
So no March baby here. In fact, due to my cycle length, I've missed April too and our first chance is now for a May baby.
May's a good month, it just in May of 2008 I should be thinking about trying for a 3rd baby, not just having my 2nd.
Today was my annual appt for a PAP (Oh joy) at the OB/Gyn office, not a general practice doctor.
The nurse weighs me, measures my height, takes blood pressure, etc etc.
Then I answer all of the normal questions, regarding my health, eating, sleeping, family history, etc. She asks me if I am still breastfeeding, I say yes. (I noticed this was an odd question, because they haven't asked me this for at least 1 1/2 years. I just figured she had read in my file that I am nursing a toddler and wanted to see if I still was.) More questions, blah blah blah. The she says "just the two kids at home"? (I just have one, and the stillbirth). I say, "no, 1 kid". An then she looks at my chart and says "oh, right"
AGGGHHHH. How hard is it to read the flipping chart???? It's right there. This happened the last time I was there too (for my 6 week PP with my stillbirth). I told the midwife, and I filled it out on my customer satisfaction survey. They really need to mark some charts in red -- so they know the actually have to read them. My doctor (general practice doctor) did the same flipping thing, 1 week after the stillbirth. "Are you currently pregnant?" she asked me. Moron. I have not and will not go back to her.
It was very hard to go back to the midwife's office. If I didn't like my midwife so much, I would switch practices.
We live in Minneapolis. The bridge that collapsed was 3 miles from our home. DH and DS were traveling on that highway one exit away when it happened. My sister called DH on the phone to tell him to exit I-35W, due to the collapse so he was able to exit before he got delayed from the accident. DH and DH continued on the next bridge over and passed by the wreckage even before there were any rescue people there. From the other bridge he could see what looked to be smoke.
It's scary to think how close they came to being there. If they had left just a few minutes earlier, they would have been there. I can't imagine it. It makes me want to never have them leave the house without me. If DH and DS go, I want to go too.
August 8, 2007
It surprised me today when I looked at my ticker. It's been 7 months. I really thought I would be pregnant by now.
We went to our block's National Night Out party last night. It was hard to see all the moms with multiple kids, and one woman who told us she was pregnant last year with her teeny tiny baby. I told DH that I was glad I didn't go to playgroup or the park as much as he did with DS -- it's a lot harder to see pregnant woman than I thought.
DS starts preschool next month. He's so not a baby anymore. He's so funny, and smart, (but then every parent says that). Right now I can hear him upstairs singing "I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay, I work all day and sleep all night", from Monty Python. He mangles the words, but it's so funny! "I go to lavery-tree" he sings at the top of his lungs. He doesn't know what a lavatory is, so of course a lumberjack song should have "tree" in it. He calls it the logger song.
Monday, August 13th, 2007
Gosh, summer is just flying by! We're making plans to go camping the weekend before Labor Day -- it's amazing how close that is.
We've had a breakthrough in DS's sleeping habits. Instead of lying down with him until he goes to sleep, one night I said that I was going to leave, and he was going to go to bed by himself. He got all upset until I said that I would check on him in 5 minutes. Then he was all okay with it. Now bedtime is a breeeeeeeze. It's awesome. He still is not in bed before 9:30, but that doesn't bother me a bit. As the daylight gets shorter, he'll get to bed earlier. We're all sleeping in until 7:30, so it wouldn't be bad if he woke up earlier. Getting up at 7:30 makes it kind of hectic to get to work on time.
Will starts preschool in 3 weeks. We weren't sure if we were going to send him this year, since he's a late birthday, and misses the cut off for school. He'll end up with 3 years of preschool, unless we decide to try to get him in early. Either way, it doesn't matter. He really needs school now for separation purposes. He is not good without either Mom or Dad. Hopefully preschool will be fun and he won't even notice we aren't there.
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August 23, 2007
Let's see -- Will is still not sleeping very well at night, but he goes to bed super quick, so it's going okay. Mike and I actually get to hang out alone at night before we go to bed.
We're going to the state fair tomorrow. It's not really our favorite place, but they have great exhibits on farm animals, even a baby animal exhibit (you can see them being born). We think Will will really like it. I'm taking a half day off from work, so it shouldn't be too crowded. We've had rain for the last 10 days, and it is suppose to stop tomorrow, so us and half the city may show up, but it can't be a crazy as going on a weekend day.
When the board switched over, I hated it. Now I have to say it's pretty good. It took me a couple of days, but they are so much faster, it's worth the learning curve. It helped a lot when I was able to change all my favorites.
My knitting is going well -- I've finished two sweaters for babies coming up this fall, and I have one to go. Hopefully the next baby I knit for will be my own!
Friday, August 24 2007
Tuesday, August 28th 2007
My company had a meeting yesterday. Our location will close in the next 18-24 months. We can choose to post for a job in another location (300-1000 mi away from my current location) and move, or we can lose our jobs. We can stay until they close the location, so for at least 18 months.
Not exactly the best time to be looking for a job, with a new baby on the way, and I have great maternity benefits at my current job. So tons of my coworkers will be looking for new jobs and leaving the company, I will be here for at least 8 months, plus maternity leave. I'm planning on looking for a job while I'm on maternity leave. Nothing else to do. I work from home now, and I'll not find such a good arrangement again. I can only hope I can still work from home just report to a different location, but I'm not holding my breath.