How's It Going? <Chat>
I know most of us aren't on as much as before our babies came, but how's everyone doing? We traveled overnight (DH had a triathlon 3 hors away) this past weekend with the baby. My mom kept the other two so it was pretty easy aside from him not sleeping super well even though I "let" him sleep with us because I didn't want to haul the pack and play for one night. He mostly slept while we watched the race since I was wearing him most of the time aside from when he woke to eat. When I had him out though, people kept asking how big he was at birth; way kids have smallish heads (20-30% on the chart) so I always have people assume they were premies. Kind of funny since they were all born after their due dates! Anyway, spent the day yesterday at an outdoor market/festival with all 3 kids. It was fun but we're in that heat wave out west so we took a lot of shade breaks.
Sounds like fun stuff Ashley!! The heat wave, yep, definitely lots of "shade breaks." I'm actually on more now that baby is here... when she nurses I sit down at the computer! :-) We are doing well, Daniel took the 3 oldest girls to a wild west "thing" on Saturday. The 3 youngest stayed with me, and there were a couple hours where they were ALL napping. That was awesome! :-) Yesterday we went to a few flea markets. I found a few older books. I'm a bit book obsessed, so I was happy about that.
It's like magic when you can get everyone napping at the same time!! Awesome score on the books.
I'm still at home WAY too much, but last night we went to a BBQ at DH's friend's house. M slept through it and K played with the other kids. DH's friend's wife is a Special Needs assistant at DD's daycare so DD was super excited to see her house! LOL. After we ate K's teacher took her and a couple other kids to the water park a block away. Anyways, it was fun but I was emotionally and physically done when we got home. I lost it on DD while getting ready for bed. :(
Sounds like you two had fun weekends. I'm jealous of your energy. Sigh.
Yeah, it is nice! Oldest DS doesn't nap much, but he does sometimes. When they are all napping, it is wonderful and quiet!
Originally Posted by akpufa
Oh Heather, I can totally relate to "losing it." Unfortunately there was a bit too much of that on my part the last few weeks. This past week has already been so much better though. I can tell my hormones are more "normal" now. I really do think you will feel better in a week or two. If you don't though, definitely let your midwife know. If it does seem to be something more then just "normal" pp stuff, there is help available!!
Heather I've been losing it with my kids here and there since May. I don't handle unstable hormones and not getting enough sleep well I guess. I'm trying very hard to be calm and collected but its hard. Not to mention I'm really frustrated at my body because it doesn't seem to want to lose weight and I've been stuck at the same weight for a week and a half. I've never had this happen in the past and I'm kind of on edge about it so that isn't helping anything!
Gotta love when kids cause havoc while you're nursing! My DS1 knocked a huge picture frame off the wall and put a dime sized hole in the wall in the process. Ahhhh! Speaking of losing your temper...lol Oh boy.
I haven't been on much because my IL's are here and we've been super busy!
Things are going pretty good. My big kids leave tomorrow with the IL's so it will just be me and the two little boys during the day. It's hot here too now, so I'll have to try and get outside in the mornings before it gets too bad. Last night we had about 15 people over for a BBQ and it was too hot to stay out with Ethan for too long.
Sorry I have been so MIA! I hope to be around more in the next two weeks before I head out to the lake for vacation as well.
I was checking this on my phone, but I am horrible at typing on that. ;)
Everything is pretty good here. Adjusting to the little sleep again. She sleeps a lot, just during the day.
We get out of the house a lot. It's hot here, but been raining every afternoon, so I try to get out in the morning. I'm getting better at toting the two kiddos around. It's definitely an adjustment.
Sandra - enjoy your two big kids before they leave! Mine were only gone a week and I was missing them pretty badly (but I only had the baby to occupy me, not another toddler!).
Noelle - I agree that figuring out how to get out of the house with 2 is a huge adjustment. Adding a third, so far, hasn't been much different, just takes a little more thinking ahead but I've gotten so used to pre-planning that it goes hardly noticed.
I've been trying super hard to drink a ton of water all day and am so beyond sick of it! I've started adding in Crystal Light to mix it up and am not drinking soda or anything else really aside from coffee in the morning. Ugh, I want a Coke! :P