I'm pretty sure my Dad will think I'm absolutely insane but oh well! LOL. I think he thought 2 kids was enough but he's never rude or anything about it. He'll probably be like, "WOW. Well....congratulations! That's exciting! You'll be so busy....." LOL.
Good luck to everyone who is making bedtime changes! My DS2 still has a bottle for naps and bedtime, plus usually a bottle in the night. As soon as I run out of bottle liners I will switch to sippy's for his milk, but I really need to work on getting him to nap and sleep without his milk.
jackie - I have a few people giving me inserts and found some good coupon sites as well. I just haven't started printing them because i cant even go shopping till im off bed rest. but i plan on trying to save as much as possible, i know it will take a while to get the big savings but anything i can do to help finances i will. plus im a SAHM so i have the time.
Sandra: that is pretty much the exact reaction my dad with this one. Good luck tonight! My almost 3 1/2 year old still thinks she needs a glass of milk before nap and bedtime. Some habits are hard to break I guess.
Laurie: have fun hiking!! Sleep training always sucks but sounds like things are progressing well.
Jackie: enjoy the wedding. Sorry your secret is going to be out whether you like it or not! I don't look noticeably preggo, just like I've put on 5 lbs or so.
Kia: couponing sounds like a great way to spend bed rest time! I don't have the time or the patience to coupon. The best I do is stock up on things when they are on sale. Oh well.
So I do NOT believe in decorating for Christmas before December, but DD begged to get the tree out a few days ago and I caved. But we didn't decorate it until today or pull anything else out. My DS is such a booger right now about getting into things and he loves balls so I didn't do the bottom 3 feet. He still shakes the tree violently to get at the "balls" though! I'll try to upload a pic for you. I'm usually an obsessive tree decorator but with him I had to pass this year from my normally elaborate tree! It was nice to only take 45 minutes instead of 5 hours though! LOL Now just working on getting the kids lunch and down for naps.
Oh man, I am SO not looking forward to DS2 attacking our tree this year! What a nightmare. We probably won't put it up until December 16th so then I'll have less weeks to keep him away from it I did put up my other Christmas stuff yesterday though - nativity, wall hanging, pictures, etc.
AFM - DD's daycare Christmas concert was last night...so she went to bed late...then she got up early. She has been a mental case today. She had a birthday part at 11 but we almost didn't go because she was just getting on my last nerve. Then we finally get her in the car and she say she has to pee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrr! Out of the car we go. Then we get to the party, 30 mins late, and she steps RIGHT in a puddle in her dress shoes. Oh, man! Anyways, we're home now...nap time is upon us and I have an appt for a hair cut in 30 mins! YAY!
We did something similar with my DD with a mini tree. Totally worked with her, but would NEVER work my with DS! He's too busy and curious. Haircut for you or K? I'm overdue for a cut and so is DD. I cut hers occasionally but really don't know what I'm doing. I can do DS's fine though, but boys are easy.
Here's my tree...I was going for a tiered look or something since I can do the bottom 1/3. LOL. Looks better lit up but I'm too lazy to redo the picture. Hopefully the bottom will look less bare once we get presents under there (although DS might rip those apart too so maybe they'll have to wait)
Gorgeous tree Ashley. I love Christmas but I'm lacking motivation on actually decorating. Blah.
The hair cut was for me. K hasn't had a cut in almost a year now...Since I decided to grow her bangs out. They started to curl so I decided we were done with bangs.
So the lady only took a couple inches off my hair. I wanted more but whatever. She's SO cheap...she didn't wash it or do anything fancy but only charged me $20. I LOVE that. I'm so not a frou-frou girl who wants to spend an hour in the salon and spend $80. Just trim it and send me on my way. LOVE it. This is the second time I've used her.
DD is napping. DH put her down when I was out. Apparently she got into a big argument with him and freaked when he said she couldn't wear PJs to nap. He ended up letting her in the end and she was happy as a clam. I hope she doesn't think she's in bed for the night. That could end poorly.
Ugh, I need to put my laptop down and get knitting. I sell custom yarn crafts and I have quite the list of things to make before Christmas. I've cut off my orders now because I need to catch up a bit. I'm currently working on 'Grinch Socks'. Red & Green striped socks. If you want to see my stuff I have a FB group called "HH Crafts".