Thanks for the cupcake links, Ann-marie!
Sally - how in the world do you get Markus to sleep that long!? I would die if Lio slept that long (in a good way, haha). And Markus really much be a big guy! We just switched Lio to 6-12 month one piece outfits, but he's still in his 3-6 two piece outfits. I really hope your doctor can help your toe. I can't even imagine it. Heck, Halloway still wears 18 month pjs and pants, ha ha.
Well, Lio caught my darn cold. He was all stuffed up and wouldn't sleep all night, so he woke Halloway up a million times. I finally just got up with him at 430. I feel a bit like death. And he has started screaming a lot. Like that awful shrill scream. I have no idea why but it makes my ears want to bleed.
Oh, well. Jaime will be home Thursday, and hen I think he only leaves for a week after that, no, he'll be gone for two weeks after that. But then he should be home for a while, thank god. Only having him for a 24 hour period once a week is draining me.
Yeah, he's not committed to working on the marriage right now, that's why. And because it would make him extremely depressed if he stopped talking to her. And because that's what he did 6 months ago and then decided to contact her again and everything came back.
In a way, I see that maybe just backing off slowly would work better and that maybe eventually he just won't want to talk to her anymore but I dunno. Last night sucked. One of our problems is we don't do well when it's just us as a family. We can't find things to do or talk about that make us enjoy each other.
I have a list of things we could do after the kids go to bed but he would rather come home and ignore all of us, zone out in his game and then talk to her and do who-knows-what the rest of the night. I couldn't sleep because he was still awake and when he came in to find me still awake he was annoyed at me. That's when he said he can't even like me right now.
It makes sense - when we don't connect, he needs someone else to connect to. The thing is, he has someone he can talk to instead of just trying harder with me.
I know we need counseling but he has said he won't do that unless he means to stay with me, which is what he's doing right now. It's tough. I just hope this evening is better. I could ask for ideas on what we could do tonight but I have some; he just doens't want to put forth the effort to do them. Sigh.
Thanks for letting me vent. I need it. My social life has been slim to none right now and it's draining.
Sally, what happened to your foot? I must have missed that post.
And I see your point. It's kind of what the girl said to me too - if you really love him let him go and seek your own happiness. But it has more to do with my/our faith than that. I can't let him go and make a huge huge mistake that he will regret later. I know I deserve better but I think HE can be better given different circumstances. There are a lot of things in our life right now that led him to do this and I firmly believe if our marriage had been stronger in the first place it wouldn't have happened.
I mean, I wouldn't stop him if he left, but he feels like it's wrong to leave. But he has also said staying and continuing to desire a relationship with her is wrong too. So again, it has a lot to do with my faith that God can and will change him. Maybe I'm just not at the breaking point yet, I don't know. I mean, this weekend was really great but it's through the week when we are going through the boring humdrum life that sucks. I can't make him try.
Anyway, I know you don't understand my reasons and I don't expect you to. I appreciate your honesty about it though.
Whitney, glad you're getting hours, sucks that it's not something you're looking forward too though.
Sally, I thought about t he allergy thing too, but I haven't eaten anything strange. I have a mild allergy to pineapple (It makes my throat kind of scratchy) but I know I haven't eaten that or anything else that i don't normally eat (and I'm pretty sure I haven't had ANY fruit other than an apple way before it started). I have no idea. I don't think I've been eating anything acidic. I had avocado more recently than the apple, but I don't think recent enough to when my mouth broke out. Like..3 days before? Well now that I think about it, 2. If I'm allergic to avocado I'm going to be so mad.
That's it though. Otherwise it's been meat, peas, beans, potatoes, sandwiches kind of stuff.
I hope you get your foot taken care of that has to be so painful and annoying.
Egan has a cold too. It's not so bad except the middle of the night. And it's not really anything I can suck out of his nose, it's all running down his throat. Poor thing. Plus, I was going to come and brag that he slept from 9-3:30 last night haha. I can't believe Marcus has been sleeping so good. Of course I woke up twice to make sure E was still breathing, so I didn't get any good sleep. Maybe he'll keep doing it though and I'll get used to it.
Kilah, sorry that L wouldn't sleep for you. Maybe you can get them both to nap? I hope the next two weeks fly by and are easy for you. I was just thinking I'm not looking forward to the next 6 days because Michael is going to be working nights so I'll be basically alone for that. 14 might push me over the edge.
vicki...Seriously I don't k now what to say. Honestly I want to tell you you're crazy and RUN RUN RUN. I want you to feel good about sharing with us though and not attacked. I know you need a "safe" place to go to vent. There's just SO MUCH wrong with it all though. I know you won't want to leave until YOU'RE ready though. Like I've said before, I'm glad it's not me because I don't know what I would do in that situation. It seems really scary though.
I think he doesn't find ways to connect or try hard because he doesn't HAVE to and doesn't WANT to. I think in that situation I'd just be done with it. I don't know how you can make a change in the situation you're in, I honestly don't.
I'm not religious at all, so I think I just won't get it maybe?
I see you saying you can't let him make a mistake, but he's an adult. Plus some people just NEED to make that mistake to learn. They can't see that it's a mistake until they've done it. I see you making so many excuses for him, and I honestly think I would be the same way, but it makes me sad. I even think you blame yourself a bit (If our marriage had been stronger...) and it's NOT YOUR FAULT. I know you logically know that, but it hurts. And I would probably feel the same way. I'm sorry everything i typed is so rambling, but I just want YOU to make the right decision. You talk a lot about him making a mistake and making the right choices, etc. Ya know?
So yeah, Egan slept from 9-sometime past 3:30. which is crazy. But I woke up twice checking on him, so I'm still all tired. I think I'll feel better when I get up and get dressed and start going through doing stuff. Hopefully at least.
Oh purple button of doom I freaking hate you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Ann-marie. I think I will take a break from the chat for awhile. I know you guys mean well, but I think our religious beliefs are too different for this issue. I'm sorry that I keep venting on here; I need to talk to my Christian friends here who have never suggested me leaving. It's not that I don't consider it sometimes, but I've committed to this marriage and I don't plan on walking away from it and I believe things can and will get better. I think the right decision for me right now is to stick it out and love him and wait.
Anyway, hopefully I can eventually come back to the board and say things have turned around but until then I may be out.
Vicki, I really don't want that, but I get it. I really am trying hard to be understanding though. I just don't feel like I can be a good friend and not tell you how I truly feel.
Lindsay, sorry about the stupid purple of doom.
Vicki - I am sorry you feel you need to leave the board. I think you are a strong woman. I'd like to think my religious beliefs would keep me hanging on like you are, but I obviously don't know unless I'm faced with the same position. But I'd like to think that Jaime and I have that kind of faith in God.
Ann-marie - sorry Egan has a cold. That's crummy.
Lio screamed for two hours while I rocked, nursed, etc. He FINALLY crashed about 20 mins ago. I'm hoping he stays asleep when I move him to his carseat. We are going to a playdate in a few minutes.
I really wish I had the Gymboree shirt from the Flower Showers line last year that was just white and green striped with a frog on the front. It would make Halloway's birthday outfit super easy to put together. I even looked on ebay but can't find it in a 2T. Alas. I will come up with something else I'm sure. I've thought of just a green tutu with a white shirt, and ordering a crocheted frog hat. I don't know.
Kilah, you might want to message Brittany and see if she has it. I know she had a lot of that line for Ava and she might be interested in selling it if she has it still. I don't know what size it might be though. I googled it to see if I might have it from Fiona but I don't. Brittany buys a lot of used Gymbo stuff too though so she might know where you can get it.
Hey guys, I'm not leaving the board, just this thread right now. I'll probably be back. I'm grateful to you ladies for helping me out but I think I just need to step back a bit.
Vicki, what I was going to say (until that freaking purple button decided otherwise!!!!) is that regardless of my feelings, or what I would do in the situation I support whatever you decide. There is no way I could ever know what goes on in your marriage and I don't have the same faith you do. Having said that I know that you will make whatever decision is right for you and your family. I don't want you to leave the chat, but I understand if you need to take some time to focus on your family. I do want to say that you are not being judged here and if you need to come and say how you feel and what is going on then you should be free to do that. Sometimes I don't like the answers that others give to various problems, but I also don't like the answers my own mother gives to certain problems so there is also that. Grain of salt and all. I truly hope that you can work through this and with enough honesty and communication you can become the strong married couple I know that you want. >>>>
I'm on my phone so sorry if this sucks but I just want to say Vicki I understand about leaving the chat for awhile. We all care about you and you're a fabulous person. We all want to see you happy! Please come back whenever you feel like it whatever the news may be. I really hope everything works out for the best and I'll be thinking about you.
Sally, I hope the infection clears up easily and you are feeling better soon!
Yay for babies sleeping somewhat well last night!
My life is kind of boring right now. I feel like I never have anything interesting to contribute lol
I agree with this. I personally just couldn't not tell you how I felt. I felt like holding back was making me a bad friend. I could type more..but I think I'll just go with what Lindsay said since she said it well.
Ann-marie, if you don't mind and have some time, we are talking about birth photographers on my March 2012 board and I mentioned the awesome pics that Micheal took. If you don't mind, could you post a link to those pics? If your not comfortable that's totally cool as well.
Yeah..YOu just want it here so you can link it?
There's those. I don't think the others are public. If those are the ones you're talking about I can put them in a public facebook page for a little while though.
haha it's actually already public. I need to check my fb settings. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2552676740212.2144970.1352711009&type=1
That second set are the ones I love. My fav' s are Fiona looking at Egan and you reaching out your hand to him. So awesome. Thanks, I'll post the link.
yeah, my favorite is the very first one. It felt like I waited so long for him to scream and I was so happy when I saw that.
I also like the two you like too, but the first one I have special
I've been so useless since about 2 o'clock today. UGH . I did getthe floor cleaned and laundry done, but nothing extra. Oh well, babysteps and all. I wasted all my baby sleeping time sitting in the chair wishing I could nap. It's Michael's first night of night shift. Rowynn didn't nap today either. so yeah. fun.
Aw sorry your day didn't include a nap Ann-marie. I think floors and laundry is pretty good though.
Well I just had delicious tacos for dinner and now I'm having cookies and chocolate milk. I kind of decided to abandon the whole diet thing haha. Tom was playing where Gavin chases him and he ran into our dark bedroom and smashed into the dresser...um yeah I kind of had to laugh but he has some pretty ouchy looking wounds. So I feel bad.
Kilah, we give him a bottle of formula before bed, usually around 9:30 pm (180ml). I always struggle with supply issues and also did this with Clara. I'm able to keep him happy with nursing the rest of the day/night but there is always a period in the evening where I never seem to make ANY milk. I have to do what works around here so that I can give all four kids enough attention, I'm not sure if that's the reason he sleeps all night (remember he hardly slept AT ALL the first 12 weeks!) He will literally scream into hysterics if I don't give him this bottle, I'm tried everything to make more milk but it doesn't work. I just need to keep the household happy and sane and that's all that matters to me!
I went on the bathroom scale tonight and he showed up as 16lbs, he has a doctor appointment next week so I'll be able to get a more accurate reading (he's 4 months on the 21st). I've made lots of videos but have zero time to upload them! I feel like all I do is nurse and run after everyone and cook, clean, etc. etc. No idea where time is going lately.
I saw the doctor and she said my toe was very septic/infected. She put me on antibiotics 4x/day for a week and I also have to soak it 4x/day with epsom salts. It's still bleeding but the pain was pretty much gone today, thankfully I woke up feeling much better this morning. Hopefully the antibiotics do the trick and clear it up, otherwise I'll have a second round. If the second round fails I have to see the foot doctor and they maybe have part of the nail removed. Please pray for my toe!
Vicki, I certainly hope you don't leave the board. We all want to see you happy and treated right. It can be hard to say the right things to people, no one is judging you. You say that your faith is important to you... what is your religion? (Christian?) From what you described your husband obviously doesn't belive in following the faith since he's committing adultery by being in love with another woman and distancing himself from you. Emotional affairs can be as devastating as physical affairs.
I have a list of things we could do after the kids go to bed but he would rather come home and ignore all of us, zone out in his game and then talk to her and do who-knows-what the rest of the night. I couldn't sleep because he was still awake and when he came in to find me still awake he was annoyed at me. That's when he said he can't even like me right now.
I couldn't believe I read this, actually had to read it again. Is this how you want your life to be? Please believe me when I tell you this.... it RARELY gets better. In fact, it usually gets worse. He'll continue to treat you like garbage (because he knows HE CAN) and you'll eventually get resentful. It's one thing to want to be committed to your faith but it's completely another if you have to be disrespected and abused because of it. By allowing this to continue you are giving your husband permission to act like this. He will never treat you better since you are allowing it. Trust me as someone who's been there and seen many others go through the same thing. My ex-husband decided he loved drugs more than he loved me, our marriage and our kids. He stopped caring, stopped talking, started to run away and I became resentful. For three years I tried and tried to make it work "to save my marriage", "for the kids sake", "to not be like my mother" etc.... it's three years I'll never get back!! I am so much happier today and I wish I could go back to myself then and just smack myself across the face for being so blind and naive. I hate knowing you are dealing with this, remember your children are dealing with this too. You don't see it but you are in an abusive relationship... it's called mental abuse. I really hope you find someone to talk to and/or take some time to really reflect on what you want out of life. God is not going to look down on you for being separated or divorced, God wants you to be happy and healthy and be a good mother to your children. Please continue to talk to us whenever you need to.
Kilah I have that shirt in a 2t new with tags if you want it! That's the only piece I have left from that line that she never wore!
I have this horrible habit that I need to break of holding onto my favorite outfits or in this case shirt for some special occasion. And in that time she grows out of it. Lol. I ordered a new one in a 3T off eBay last week since she can still wear the size 2 pants from last year.
Anyway message me on fb or something if you still need it.
Yay! Sweet, Brittany! I will message you on fb in a second.
Sally - I'm glad your toe doesn't hurt all ready! I hope the antibiotics work soon and you feel back to 100%. It could maybe be the formula? I'm going with that just so I don't feel like it's me, ha ha. Formula is supposed to make them feel full longer. I have my days where I'd love to give him a bottle and let it be, ha ha. But 1.) he won't take a bottle. I think he drank like an ounce while Jaime and I were on our date last Saturday. And that was over a period of 2 hours, ha ha. 2.) I do make crazy milk. I can pump anytime and get 3-4 oz from one boob in about 5 minutes. :eek: I guess that's a good thing though, if I needed it.
So Lio only woke up twice to eat last night, I*think*. Halloway woke up every single hour. The longest she slept was from 2:11-3:47. Yeah, I was keep track, lol. But if we had hard liquor in this house I'd swear that what I drank before going to bed, not water, because every time I woke up for her I kept thinking "I'm so lucky I get to get up with her. I'm so happy she trusts me enough to know I'll come to her." And that is NOT normal sleep-deprived thoughts, ha ha.
And, omg, my baby is getting so big! She finished her cereal bowl, pushed her little chair up to the kitchen sink, asked me to turn the faucet on, and rinsed her bowl out! And I never even told her to do that!!!
Sally, I hope the antibiotics do the trick!
Kilah, that sucks H woke up so often, but glad you were in good spirits about it!
I dropped Fiona off at school and went to Target to get a few things and then came home and cleaned the kitchen since I didn't last night. So sad, first night in a week I went to bed with dirty dishes in the sink. But I felt like crap yesterday. I'm borderline sick, and that sucks. Oh well, at least it's just borderline sick and not truly sick!
Kilah-that's crazy H woke up so much! So cute about her rinsing her cereal bowl
Ann-Marie, sorry you're borderline sick is it a cold type thing? Tom came home from school today saying he threw up twice. UGH I hate it b/c then I have constant anxiety for days that I'm going to to get sick too. But he does this from time to time and 90% of the time he just throws up once or twice and that's it. I think it's really weird but better than food poisoning or the rest of us getting sick. And Gavin still has a cold!
Whitney, I hope Tom feels better soon. Could it just be stress? I'm not so bad anymore, but I used to alway puke if I got stressed or nervous. Fun times.
So I just wrote like a 25 page essay while Halloway napped and Lio sat on my lap about the way I've been feeling since I had Lio and everything I think may have contributed toward these feelings, etc., etc. and there are still some things I need to add. But Jaime keeps telling me I am not explaining my emotions to him very well, so now it's about as black and white as they can get, ha ha.
Yeah I think maybe it is. But he doesn't say he's stressed or act like he is really. He used to have a job being a waiter at Olive Garden and he freaking hated it so he would throw up all the time when he was working and get sent home. He used to do it once in awhile when he was going to school before too. So that is probably what it is. I hope it doesn't mean that he hates school :/
Whitney, that is so crazy about Tom and his puking. I hope he doesn't hate school since he's just getting started. It doesn't sound like anything too bad, maybe he has a sensitivity to something and just got too much. MA does that with milk.
Kilah, I think that is awesome that you were able to put your feelings down in words. That's suppose to be the first step to recovery is admitting your problems out loud. I hope he reads them and can sympathize and help you through them so you can get back to feeling more like yourself. And that is so cute about H and the dishes. My 4 year old still has to be reminded to put her dishes in the sink.
Sally, how's the toe doing today? Any improvement?
Ann-Marie, I can never keep the sink thing going for more than a few days. After dinner, baths, and bed all I want to do is VEG! That darn fly lady!
I ran like a crazy person today and still didn't get everything accomplished. I swear to you that I could launch the space shuttle easier then download stupid library books to my nook. :madface: If I was making minimum wage, I could have bought the Encyclopedia Britannica by now. I am going to try the help desk at the library again next week, today was not good, I didn't hit anyone with my purse but only because they were too far away.
Yeah, it's cold like whatever I have. I feel better today, but I haven't done much either so that could be it.
That sucks about Tom throwing up Whitney. I hope it's just stress or something.
Kilah, I think getting stuff out on paper makes things better.
I'm sorry you're having a hard time with your nook Lindsay. Tell people to get closer! Don't they know you're crazy pregnant? It's not like you can get closer to them just to hit them.
I'm going to run take a shower and clean my kitchen. Blah. i just can't go to sleep with it a mess two nights in a row, I'll be all behind tomorrow.
Glad you're feeling better today Ann-marie. Yeah Tom is fine he went to work and everything tonight. So weird but I'm glad it's not a real sickness. I asked him if he thought it was from stress and he said he didn't feel particularly stressed so I don't know.
Good luck with the kitchen. Are you still doing the fly lady thing? I want to try it but the cleaning the toilets every morning before work thing doesn't seem like it's going to happen ever lol
Omg Gavin just got his upper leg stuck in the crib slats and it left a big scrape/pinch mark. I feel terrible. That has never happened before but maybe it's a sign we should think about moving to a big boy bed.
Whitney I don't know if you read my post on the big girl bed thread, but MA decided that this morning would be the day she climbed out of her crib. I found her in Belles room this morning, and got her on the outside of the rails after nap. Tonight got rushed, but tomorrow the front comes off and it's toddler bed time here. Damn, I was just saying how good she was doing! I hope Gavin is ok, they usually get over stuff like that a lot faster than we do!
I just don't think I have enough ump to get the fly lady stuff. Maybe that's why my house is a wreck most of the time. If I had more energy and motivation I would clean it and not need the fly lady!
Allright time for bed. Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow! It's Friday! Whatever the hell that means!
Ugh Egan woke up before i could get up. Then I got up and put him down and he woke up again. so yeah, no s hower or clean kitchen.
yeah, I didn't do it yesterday night, but I'm trying still. I haven't started the morning routine yet where you do the bathroom, but it only takes ONE MINUTE after you do it. All you do is do the toilet brush around the bowl and then wipe off your counter/bathroom sink. That's it. Sounds easy to me. But you have to add routines in slowly so you don't get overwhelmed, and I'm not there yet, I think I did try to do too much routine this week too fast and it kind of overwhelmed me. So I backed down a little and I'll do more next week. It doesn't help that Michael's schedule rotates, so I don't have a traditional M-F and S/Sun or even days that are the same every week. But I decided every week I'll modify it to work with what days I have. I'll make it work for me in the end.
On her site it says it takes 28 days to just establish basic routines.
I'm glad that Tom went to work and felt better. That's crazy about Gavin getting scraped up!! Maybe it's just a fluke thing? I don't know. I fought the bed with Fiona so long (with good reason) and Rowynn never really even slept in the crib. She slept in the pnp and with me and then she half slept in the crib for about 2 months and then we moved her to a bed. Seems crazy.
I don't know if I should try to skip the shower and just clean the kitchen or what..hah. I really think I want a shower though. If I don't take one tonight I'll have to in the morning before michael goes to bed, and that doesn't seem a great idea either.
so I did both. yay. Only took me 15 minutes in the kitchen. I timed it to see since I was trying to put it off. So silly to put off 15 minutes...
Lindsay, I saw that about MA escaping! So funny.
Yeah, I have no motivation or ump either. I think that's WHY I need it..haha. I need a list and stuff. I SUCK at routines.
So yeah. I'm going to bed soon. yay.
Is anyone else dealing with super terrible two spastic fits? When Clara gets pissed she always seems to take it out on plastic food. She's suddenly becoming miss destruction and constantly getting into trouble!! LOL
I went to the bathroom yesterday and she dumped a wheat arrangement all over my chair!!
Not long after this picture was taken she dumped out the entire bottle of baby powder you see behind her and the diapers were flung everywhere. Last week she dumped out an entire bottle of fish food all over Tristan's room and she loves to pull documents out in the office and crumple them up. She also took a pen and scribbled all over Chris' desk. Lately I really have to keep my eye on her!!
I love how you can now use FB photo urls here! I wonder if they'll keep that up
My brother had a layover last night in New York. Flights were delayed by 8 hours and he snapped this pic of people sleeping hahaha.
My toe is getting better, I was able to bear weight for the first time in 3 weeks last night. Antibiotics are an amazing thing! Here's a pic of it the day I went to the doctor (it was constantly bleeding). It really doesn't look like this anymore, almost looks normal again. (I had to trim down the nail on the left side due to the swelling).
Here's a pic, don't click on it if you don't want to see something gross! http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab90/canadianasally/toe.jpg Now you know what an infected toe nail looks like, I can't believe how painful this condition is.
Clara put all her dollies around Markus a couple days ago when he was sleeping!
Annmarie I keep meaning to ask you have you changed toothpaste? Apparently there have been outbreaks of kankers problems with some of the newer toothpastes... never know thought I'd mention it!
Sally nope, I did change AFTER I got them, but not before. I THINK they're getting better. It's been 8 days, so they better be. My tongue is worse today and yesterday I finally got the referred tooth pain, but the ones on the insides of my lips don't hurt as bad. But the one under my tongue that is one long giant one (I think it's really 3 grown together) still sucks. I'm scared to say they might be getting better since it's early and I haven't moved my mouth much or put anything in it or anything. It sucks because My other 3 meal things I don't want to make tonight because I am NOT eating chili, bbq, or enchiladas with my mouth jacked up. So we may just eat leftovers/sandwiches for dinner.
My mom says my dad used to get ulcers/canker sores like this all the time when he was like, early 20s. So I don't know. I've thought SO HARD about what it could have been an allergic reaction to, but I've got nothing. When I talked to Shannon about it to make sure I didn't have tongue cancer (because I'm a hypocondriac) she thought it might be hand, foot, and mouth, but no one has had a rash, and i haven't had a fever. Though I have the weirdest joint pain in my big toe today? So it could be a super weird presentation of that I guess? I don't know. Rowynn had a fever that would line up, but she hasn't been sick. PLUS during the time we would need to have been exposed it was Christmas break and Fiona wasn't in school. So I just don't know. I'm going with "weird viral thing" though and hoping it's a one time thing. I told my mom I always get the weird crap.
So that was enough about my mouth.
Your toe looks painful Sally! I'm glad the antibiotics are working. Fiona used to be (still is) like that. I've had to get rid of lotion/etc and all extra soap, conditioner, etc. that we aren't using because I'll walk into Fiona rubbing stuff all over her and the floor. Rowynn follows along with her, but I'm pretty sure if she was first/an only she wouldn't instigate any of it. The only giant fits we have too are when things don't go the way R wants it. LIke if she wants a specific cup (even if it's EXACTLY the same as the one Fiona has) you'd think it was the end of the world. She also refuses to wear anything but her minnie mouse shirts, so I have to put other clothes on top of the minnie mouse shirt (it's short sleeves) and change which one she's wearing every couple of days when I can convince her to at least wear the other one.
Lol it's so funny how they are so particular at this age. Like Gavin has specific pages in specific books that he likes and he will just find the page and sit and look at it. When you try to read him the whole book he gets pissed and takes it away from you.
I love the pic of Clara with the wheat. She has a face that's like a combo of feel sorry for me and 'what are you gonna do about it?" Gavin also gets into things but not to throw a fit, just mischief I guess. His favorites are climbing onto the computer chair and pounding on the keyboard, getting into my work bag and pulling my papers off the clipboard and messing them up, throwing all his diapers out of the box and all over the room. He doesn't really throw too bad of fits, usually he's pretty consolable.
Yeah I don't know what was up with him getting stuck. He wasn't trying to climb out, he was just laying there and his leg was bent and then through the slats at the thigh but his shin was in there too you know b/c the leg was bent. It was hard to get out of there!! He's ok but I hope it doesn't happen again. I'm not sure if he's ready for a toddler bed yet just b/c he's not super verbal I'm not sure how much he would understand.
I can see cleaning the bathroom counter in the morning but I just can't see myself doing anything with a toilet. Because then I would have to crazily wash and sanitize my hands too and stuff. It's also hard for me to establish a routine b/c my days are always different. I do see the benefit of it though and how doing a little everyday really helps and doesn't take much time at all.
Ann-Marie that is crazy about the mouth thing. I guess if it happened again you might have to go to an allergist or something. I've heard that sometimes adults can develop allergies to things they werent' allergic to before and stuff.
Today I need to do the floors in the kitchen and the kitchen counters, I did the bathrooms last week. And we'll probably go out to dinner like we always do on Friday. That's about it I guess! It's super cold here It was so warm for awhile we got spoiled and forgot how much winter sucks.
Yeah, I have to keep telling myself that about the routines and making it so easy to clean. It's done wonders for my kitchen, so next week I need to add another room in the mix. Probably the bathrooms. Problem is I can't clean our bathroom except at night this week because Micheal is on nights. So I can't go in there while he's sleeping. And I have all kinds of other "end of the night" type stuff to do so I haven't been able to clean it to a good "maintain" level yet.
Yeah, i really have no idea what I could have eaten. I can not for the life of me remember what we ate on Wed night. i'm pretty sure I had avocado on Tues...I'm scared to eat it again. Even though that's too long really. But what if I'm remembering wrong and I had avocado on Wed? hmm..I have no idea.
I wish we were going out tonight. We'll probably go out one day next week when Michael is off. He gets off monday morning and then is off for 2 weeks, so that should be nice. I plan on going and eating Indian one night.
Yeah it's all rainy and yuck here today. I imagine it's cold here too. But i think it's supposed to warm up and be in the 70s again later this weekend. Maybe it will warm up there too? It's been so weird that it's been so warm this winter!
OMG I just spent the last like, 45 minutes cleaning out my laundry room/pantry and it's SO AMAZING. I threw out three bags of old food..haha. Most of it did just expire, but some of it was under stuff I didn't see and was older. I have to be careful and not throw out too much or my trashcan is going to be overflowing again and trash day was yestrday. Downside to decluttering is you end up with too much trash! I wish one of the houses near us was vacant and I'd steal their trash can...hahaha. I had to stop because Egan was tired so I'm nursing him and going to let him take a nap and then go finish.
That's awesome yo! I guess that's a pro to living in an apartment complex, huge dumpster you can just pile crap around.
I hope you're not allergic to avocado as they are delicious.
Does anyone watch Top Chef? I was really pissed with who got sent home this week.
hahaha yeah, i need a dumpster. that would be awesome.
I used to watch top chef but stopped keeping up with it.
Yay for decluttering! When I went on my huuuuge decluttering bin while pregnant with Lio we ended up with like 7 bags for Goodwill and 4 bags of trash, which is a LOT for us. We usually have about one bag of trash ever 2 weeks, lol. (We recycle like crazy because they pick that up for free, ha ha!)
Clara is so freaking cute! Even getting into mischief! Halloway used to have AWFUL tantrums. But she seems to be getting past that for the most part. She still has them occassionally, but usually if she does I make her sit in time out and it's over in 30 seconds because she wants up. But she does have OCD tendencies with washing her hands and brushing her teeth. For real. It kind of freaks me. She thinks she needs to brush her teeth after every single time she eats, even if it was like, one cracker. And she needs to wash her hands all. the. time. And if I tell her no, it's a major meltdown. But I'm working on her just brushing her teeth after major meals and just washing her hands after she goes potty and before she eats, because otherwise, we'd be doing it all day. But she has discovered how to pull her little chair into the bathroom and reach the sink - so she can do it herself too.
So, I think not this coming Wednesday, but next Wednesday, I'm going to drive up to my dad's. I'm probably a glutton for punishment, but I'm thinking if I leave at like 2 or 3 in the morning it might not be too terrible. I might just leave the night before, I just don't know if I can stay awake. So it'll depend on the day and how I'm feeling. But it's like a 10 hour drive without stops. But obviously I'd have to stop.
I'm also thinking of going and buying H a tablet this weekend for the car ride. Maybe then she won't freak quite so much.
That's crazy you don't have much trash. We don't have recycling, so all of it goes in the trash. And the city went to the trashcans that are picked up with the automatic arm thing, and you have to pay for an extra trashcan. We're going to have to eventually probably, I just hate to do it if I don't CONSISTENTLY have too much trash.
Fiona wouldn't sleep in the car past the age of like, 15m. We got a DVD player the one time we had to drive 8 hrs, because there was no way we were going to do that without some form of entertainment. she did awesome with the DVD player though. We just got the innotab and the mobigo and she played with the innotab all the way home. but I did have to turn the DVD on for Rowynn because she's a bit too young to really "get" the games and stuff.
OMGGGGGG I slept too long. well not really. But i didn't get to wake up all leisurely and I'm so groggy now. Rowynn definitely takes after me. I just want to sit here for the next three hours staring into space. Fiona was magically still asleep at 8:30 when Michael NEEDED to go to bed and so I had to get out of bed and get everyone out of the room. boo, I appreciate the sleep, but I wish he had come and got me when it wasn't 'okay, get up NOW and leave' hahaha.
So last night I was looking at pinterest about green cleaning and saw that baking soda might clean your grout. So i went and tried it out and OMG now I must baking soda all of my floors.
Instead though I think I'm going to take the children to my moms later and make some cookies.
I might need to add i had to get us all up because Fiona was sleeping in our bed in his spot. That's probably an important part of that story. Gosh I'm tired.
That sucks Ann-Marie. I hate when that happens. Usually I wake up like 20-30 minutes before my alarm and that gives me time to adjust to the idea of getting out of bed but when I get awakened by the alarm it really sucks.
Kilah-I hope the trip goes well. It sounds pretty challenging!
omg I'm eating the best breakfast ever; cinnamon toast waffles with peanut butter and syrup on them.
Wow I'm completely shocked by the garbage comment... you don't have recycling???? Is this the entire state of Alabama or a small area? I just can't imagine in 2012 there are places in North America that don't recycle (I personally think it should be law but I'm a recyling ****!!) I think probably 80-90% of our garbage is recycables. We have a huge bin outside big enough to hold me, it goes outside every 2nd Monday for pick up and it's FULL. So you throw glass, metal and plastic in the garbage to get buried in the ground? Are there other states like this? It's just so commonplace now in Canada to recycle, I think we are crazy about it here. We recycle pretty much everything ANYTHING paper, plastic, metal, cardboard, glass. We rince it and break it apart and throw it in the blue bin under the sink (my oldest has the job to take that out every day). Our garbage is broken down in recycables, compost and garbage. The actual "garbage" maybe needs taken out every 2-3 days and is mostly pee diapers and that's pretty much it (we have a separate bin in the shed for the poopie ones!) I can't imagine how expensive garbage would be if we didn't recycle. In most cities they do garbage tags and have to jack the prices so high so that people recycle instead (since it's free). We have a compost pail in the kitchen and all food waste goes in there and we throw it outside on the compost pile every 1-2 days and Chris spreads it on the fields in the spring. (A lot of our meat wastes gets eaten by all the cats though).
Baking soda works great for all kinds of jobs. I have a realy distaste for scrub pads and find them disgusting. As an alternative I always soak crusty/greasy dishes and then dump out the water and sprinkle baking soda on them and scrub with a paper towel. Works great to clean them off (sometimes you need a lot of baking soda like 1-2 tbsp). and you don't have an ugly smelly scrub pad laying around. I see the scrubbies as just another plastic/metal product going in the garbage/ground. My biggest beef is the diaper situation, 1/2 cup of petroleum in every diaper goes in the garbage, I wish there was a better alternative, the government should make it law to somehow manufacture green diapers. I'd like to switch to cloth but Chris is just so beyond mortified by the thought of it so I guess we make up with it by our recycling!!
Sally, you'd be surprised how many states don't have pick-up recycling. Like, where I live, only 3 or 4 of the bigger cities in Indiana do. I live in a super "green" town, so we had it here long before the rest of Indiana. Most other places, recycling doesn't pick up. You have to take it there, and for many people that can be an hour+ drive one way, so yeah, lots of people don't recycle. Some states are better, some are worse.
They make "green" diapers! When we use sposies, that's what we use. But seriously, cloth diapers are the best if you are worried about it. They are so easy. I mean, even Jaime can change a cloth diaper and do cloth laundry. It's just so super easy.
So I went a bit on a really bad shopping binge this morning. Like I seriously spent a LOT of money, and on non-returnable clothes for the kids. I feel kind of bad about it, but Jaime has been really nice about it. He was just like, "Well, I guess they were going to need spring clothes anyway. It's done, let's move on." I almost feel worse because he's so damn nice about it. I'd just gone to get Halloway shoes...so much for that.
Yeah here you have to take it in too. It wouldn't be hard for me and I probably should do it but I think it would be so much easier if they would pick it up and obviously a lot more people would do it.
that's awesome about the shopping spree Kilah!
so what is everyone up to today? I was going to be productive and deep clean the kitchen and go get an oil change. Instead I'm still in my pajamas and spent most of the day reading and playing with Gavin. Who has also been pretty lazy today too. The only thing I managed to accomplish was folding one load of laundry. I guess I could still do the kitchen but we'll see.
Yeah, we have a place but you have to take it yourself and it's on the other side of town. But I would be lying if I said I'd take it if it was closer. I would PROBABLY do it if they came and got it at my house, but that's it. We take our cardboard to the cardboard dumpster, but that's about it. And then I only do it because my cardboard won't fit in my trashcan. And Michael hasn't gone in SO LONG and I have a pile of it in my garage, but he's taking it next week.
Our garbage isn't that expensive, but I'm not sure what it is. I just googled and apparently the city is trying to expand curbside pickup by this coming fall hopefully so everyone will have it. They don't have enough trucks to do it now though.
Yeah, we were using green diapers for Egan until his rash went away. I just switched back to the "cheap" diapers and am hoping that he does fine in them.
Kilah, I'm very close to doing the same thing. I keep holding out for stuff to go on sale though. Plus we're going to bham at the first of Feb so i can run to the carters store and save the 6$ shipping..haha that's what I keep telling myself at least. We'll see if I hold out. I may have to print off a check list of stuff I want to get though because it's HARD to shop in so many different sections for all of them at the same time.
yay for being lazy Whitney. We just went to my moms and made cookies. I'm going to have to pick up the living room and do a load of laundry tonight though. Oh well.
Michael only works tonight and tomorrow so YAY. Very exciting.