Mary - I hope Sean is accepted and the treatment goes well! Food allergies sound so scary.
AFM: now Oliver has a different rash all over his body. My ILs (retired docs) were over yesterday and said it looks like an amoxicillin reaction to them. They're convinced it's not HFM and that the others won't get a rash. But... I'm still thinking we have two things going on. Oliver's V+D and all over rash I think are from the antibiotic. The fever and rash on hands, feet, mouth, and knees I think is from HFM. The other boys also had high fevers (Alex had a little nausea, but nothing like what Oliver had) and now this morning Raymond has a few small rash blisters on his feet. I really don't think there's any point in taking any of them to the ped, though. I don't think they'd be able to make any more sense of it than I can and the rash doesn't bother him. I am going to be cautious with amoxicillin antibiotics with him in the future, though. So frustrating.
And the PTing is stalled, as I expected. It's a game for him. He likes to pee in the potty but doesn't understand that he's only supposed to pee there. At least we know he'll get it eventually. He's still having some diarrhea, so I'd love to get him back in diapers for now.
And I have that u/s in a few days. I'm getting a little nervous.
ETA: by the way, I don't follow celebrity news, but I also don't entirely live in a hole in the ground. I was very amused that after getting married a few days after I had Oliver the royal couple went and had their baby on DH's and my anniversary. Darn them for making me unable to forget the dates useless (to me) celebrity news happened. I also wish they'd announce the name. We need to get to work on a name and I want to know what we should cross off our list. Maybe they'll just go with Alexander and we'll be all set.
ETA2: Just what I need, but, I think it's getting close to time for a more detailed "where do babies come from?" talk with the boys. Their questions are getting more specific and harder to answer without mentioning sex. Any advice on how to tell them (or how not to tell them) based on either what you've done (Amanda, help me!) or what your parents did?
Mary - That sounds like something really promising for Sean. I hope he gets to participate so you can have him in a better place before school starts for him.
Virginia - I'm sorry the kids have been sick I hope they are feeling better. I hope you have a good u/s and get good news. As for where babies come from...I tend to be pretty honest in general. Naturally I'd simplify but I'll probably stick to the facts when the time comes
Lauren - glad the books have helped you - it must be scary to be allergic to something so common
AFM - Had the interview last night. It was about an hour on the phone. I think I'd really enjoy the job I'm not certain I'm as experienced as they want though. We'll see. She said she had at least one other interview this week and then they'd look to schedule folks to come in person in August if I made the cut (so to speak). So we'll see. I hope if I didn't they let me know quickly because a May baby sounds pretty nice....and if the job is a bust then baby it is! But it's definitely a job I'd put baby #3 on a year's hold for if it worked out. So we'll see, I'm not patient so I already want to know if I get to go to NC for a second interview...
Good luck, Katie! I hope the job works out (or gets back to you quickly so you can TTC!)
AFM: the kids are doing better. whew.
I decided it's time to bite the bullet and ordered a book to read to the older boys. They already know tons of stuff about pregnancy and birth (not just the good stuff, either). But Raymond knows he's missing some key piece of information. He has such a scientific mind that I think he'll deal well with the news and, honestly, I'm kind of glad we'll get the first part of the talk out of the way before it's awkward for him. DH gets the harder, later talks.
Virginia - Good luck with the talk! Let us know how it goes, haha... Not looking forward to any of that.
Katie - Good luck with the job! I'm anxious for you. Either way, I suppose it's a win-win... New job or new baby!
AFM - Still not entirely convinced I didn't get Lyme disease. Ugh. It's frustrating because I tested negative, but too many things are just TOO coincidental. And my doctor just brushed off my Lyme concerns because my test was negative. But the test for it is notoriously imperfect, sooo... I don't know. I've been having issues with my hearing, certain problems that are not generally associated with MS, but that have been reported in Lyme. Hearing problems are generally pretty rare with MS, only like 6%. I don't know. I wish I could just get some answers because this is making me insane. Right now, certain sounds feel painfully loud to me in my right ear only. It renders normal noises into this screeching static-like sound. It is the strangest thing. OMG.
In other news, I'm excited for Sean's appointment tomorrow! He is so sweet... He woke me up all excited this morning asking me if today is the day we go to talk to the doctor and see if he can eat peanuts. He's excited too.
Mary - I was just talking with DH recently about how the test fails so often. I know someone whose sister is going through the same thing as you - testing for Lyme versus MS. Any chance you can talk your doc into trying the antibiotics just in case it's Lyme? Or get a second opinion?
How's the pumping going? Did your supply increase easily?
I hope Sean's appointment goes really well!
I'm almost relieve to finally get DH to agree that we should do the talk. Yesterday Raymond asked "Where was I before I was a cell?" Not such an easy question (to an athiest/agnostic, anyway)
Lauren - It's neat the Prince was born on your birthday, I joked that he couldn't wait 5 days for mine, then I would have someone famous born on my birthday. Sounds like your routine stuff is pretty fun, I am thinking of taking Natalie swimming Thursday.
Mary - As much of a hassle the nut free thing is here in schools, guess if you have a kid with an allergy keeping them away from it would be more of one. Every year except last year Dana had at least one kid in her class with a nut allergy, it was amazing this year her class ok.
Virginia - Dana reacted badly to amoxicillan, but it runs in my family. First time she had it she was about 2 years old and it made her projectile vomit (not fun), she hasn't had it since, don't want to take the risk. Natalie didn't get Amoxicillan till she was 3 and it went ok, thankfully.
Good point on the royal baby name, I wouldn't want to use it either, never like picking popular names, since I grew up with one. There is a poem, I think it`s called "Too Many Amanda's" by Dennis Lee, totally describes what it was like in school with a common name. LOL
That is a tough one, Nataile just accepts some vague answers, and is happy with it. The toughest was "How did I get out of your tummy?" I just said that I went to the hospital and and she came out, Natalie was content with that. Natalie also knows that a period is a sign that there is no baby in my tummy, I explained that once when she saw me changing a pad and looked panicked and asked if I was ok.
Katie - Good luck with the job.
Made a really yummy blueberry pie yesterday.
Today I am in the office, had a productive morning but can't seem to get into the swing of things this afternoon.
My cycles are normally 29 days and I am on CD34 wonder where AF is? Not that I mind. Though knowing my luck it will show in my birthday.
Royal baby was named, Virginia not sure it's on your top 10 list but it's not on mine, no where near.
George Alexander Louis
Because of the announcement I was thinking of names I like. I'd have a tough time with boys names, since Liam, which I love is in the top 10 and Owen my mom would nick name O-E, yuck! Was thinking I couldn't come up with one for a girl, I struggled with Dana and Natalie, then I thought of Doctor Who and Clara, I like it.
So I'm curious what are names you ladies like that you haven't used? Virginia since I don't know if you want to share your boy choices, feel free to add girl.
I don't think George or Louis would have made our list. Alexander obviously did.
I've worked hard to set a precedent of being very honest with the kids and always willing to answer any question they have. Raymond, understandably, has not been content with vague answers. He sometimes asks variations on the same question looking for more detail. Alex mostly listens, but now and then comes out with a real tough one. They keep me on my toes. But, I think it's good in the long run.
In potty news, Oliver kept getting out of bed at nap time and going to the potty. After failing to pee he said "do poo poo." (he still doesn't talk much, so that alone was awesome). He wouldn't sit on the potty, so I put a diaper on and he pooped soon after. At least he knew it was coming. He's been better about staying dry today, too.
Names. Oh my. We have to do that again soon. We haven't really discussed it at all, although the boys have made plenty of suggestions. All I know is that Zachary was our 2nd choice with Alex and way up there with Oliver. Who knows if it'll make the cut, though.
We've never talked girls names. I like traditional names for either gender. I try to avoid the most popular, although we managed to hit Alexander at the peak of popularity. Oops. I grew up with an (obviously) uncommon, old fashioned name and it was tough sometimes, but I'm glad I wasn't a Jennifer! Or a Sarah. Or any of those other super common names. DH has a very common name and it has never bothered him. And I've run into almost as many Raymonds and Olivers at playgrounds (202nd and 78th in their birth years) as kids named Alex (4th in his birth year). I'm not sure where they're all hiding. We did give the kids all common names as middle names (Andrew, david, William) so they have a back-up. I would have liked one (say, in middle school, when a name containing the word "virgin" makes you the butt of a lot of jokes) but I have a really bizarre family name instead.
My middle name is Melanie, I actually prefer my first name over it, so I guess it's a good thing.
My girls middle names are Nicole and Rose.
My primary doc was a little "blah" when I mentioned my concerns of Lyme at my last appointment. He sorta brushed it off like he just doesn't think it could be. He also didn't seem all that knowledgeable about it, so that could be part of his hesitation. A lot of docs seem poorly educated on it, at least around here.. Probably because it's pretty rare here. I just can't rule it out as a possibility yet. It doesn't help that one of the times I found a tick on myself, I joked that I'd probably get Lyme disease during my pregnancy. If this is by chance Lyme, it is NO joke. Holy crap. My primary doc did actually say he'd be willing to do a course of antibiotics for Lyme, but would rather not if I'm BFing. Dude, at this point I'd try it and just pump and dump for a while. I'm not sure how effective oral antibiotics would be for neuro-lyme anyway. The neurologist brushed off my lyme concerns as well. Ugh. I guess I'll wait and see what happens with the EMG next month and repeat MRIs in (hopefully) October.
Mary - I'd do more research on your own and see if the antibiotics seem worth it. Waiting with Lyme is not fun. I know someone who is just getting over it. (Like I said, pretty common here) She put off going to the doctor for a week and her recovery has been longer because she waited.
I just did a search for Lyme specialists in Ohio and found this publication from a doctor very close to me. I'm going to call him and see if he will further evaluate me for Lyme.
I've thought it sounded like lyme from the get go...but I'm no expert LOL It just sounded eerily similar to a friend who let lyme go due to "negative" tests etc and has been through a lot. I will say (because I am, by nature, a skeptic) there does seem to be a group of doctors who have made a little niche out of being "lyme experts" and do all sorts of crazy treatments. They are fairly common around here b/c lyme is so much more common (and I mean credentialed MDs and DOs). I think it's possible they are a bit out there, perhaps preying on people's fears but hey what do I know.
Opinion: Be afraid of Lyme disease - CNN.com
I thought that was a good article. It is a serious disease and those who suffer from it or have a chronic response do feel very strongly the general medical community isn't up to speed on it.
Virginia - GL with the talk
A lot of people were predicting George. Not on my list either I'm all for naming whatever you like. I tend to avoid top names but if I loved one I'd probably go for it. I'm not a matchy match namer either but I stuck my foot in my mouth when I said that to my SIL who has kids that all start with C/K. Whoops.
I love the name Sebastian. LOVE LOVE LOVE. DH is a total no go with it though which makes me sad. I like Calum and Calvin too.
A girl would potentially be of one of these: Tess, Claire, Adelaide....there are others...
Mary - Good luck with the doctor!
Katie - We have such a common last name that I like to avoid common first names. It would be terrible to end up with the same first and last name as someone dumb who rises to fame when the kids are teens. We discussed a few boy names last night but didn't hit on anything perfect. I think the problem is that we've both realized how little it matters what we choose. It will become special just because it's our baby's name.
AFM: getting nervous about tomorrow. I could have scheduled it for this morning. Why didn't I?
ETA: Oliver stayed dry for 9 hours today! Up before 6am (ugh). Put him in velcro cloth diapers (underwear wasn't working for us). He kept taking the diaper off and going to the potty when he needed to pee. I rewarded him with a skittle each time for staying dry. He even stayed dry when we went to the playground for 2 hours! He kept it up until naptime with no pee accidents. He did poop on the floor, though. I wonder why the diapers work better than underwear? I think we'll try switching again in a few days if he keeps this up! The ILs are babysitting all morning tomorrow (for my appointments), and we're planning to spend Saturday at the beach, so we'll see what happens.
WTF. So I called this supposed "Lyme specialist" near here and he's freaking cash pay only, no insurance, and the first appointment is about an hour and a half and costs about $500. No way in hell. First of all, by nature, I don't trust any doctor who doesn't accept insurance. They may be fine and just not want the hassle and whatever, but no. I have insurance, I pay quite a lot for it, and I'm going to use it. That being said, if I knew for a fact that he could help me, I'd pay it in a heartbeat. I just don't trust it. Ugh. I think I'll call the neurologist tomorrow and see what he thinks about the hearing issues. He said to call back if I have any new or worsening symptoms.
Sean's appointment in Michigan was awesome. He was tested for tree nuts and tested negative to all of them. The doctor said that based on his last lab value for egg, he believes whole-heartedly that Sean could tolerate egg baked in stuff like cakes or whatever. He actually was so confident that he wouldn't experience an anaphylactic reaction to it that he suggested we let him try a baked good with egg at home. If he tolerates it well, he wants us to keep feeding him eggs baked in things at least a couple times a week and says it will speed up his outgrowing the egg allergy. He says if he tolerates the highly baked egg (350 degrees for 30 minutes) for a few weeks, then we can slowly try lesser cooked egg foods... He considers scrambled eggs and french toast basically uncooked as far as the protein that causes allergy remaining intact. So we'd work our way up to things like that.
As far as the peanut desensitization goes, we start TUESDAY. OMG, I'm freaking out. Of course I'm terrified that my decision will not be the best one in the long run. I really truly believe that it is the best, or else I wouldn't do it, but there's just that fear like what if I do more harm than good? But sitting around doing nothing, we're basically just waiting for him to have a serious reaction. It's not if, it's when. And by doing this treatment, his body will have more tolerance for peanut and we will be more prepared for when he accidentally encounters a peanut. I will be a ball of nerves that day. He WILL have a reaction. They're feeding him micrograms of peanut protein, so a VERY small amount.. They'll feed it to him every 15 minutes, he'll get the same dose two times, then increase for two times, increase further for two times, etc. This will go on until he has a reaction. It should be mild... Hives, itchy tongue, etc. Then his last tolerated dose without reaction will be sent home with us to give him twice daily until his next appointment for a dose increase. We'll go back every 1-2 weeks for a dose increase. He WILL have reactions along the way. I just desperately hope it's nothing that requires the use of the epipen. Ugh. So scary, but I will feel better knowing his body has some tolerance to it. He will eventually have to eat 8 peanuts twice a day! Then down the road (this could be YEARS), he will eventually be tolerant enough to go down to 8 peanuts once a day and maintain his tolerance. We don't have to use straight peanuts... We can use peanut equivalents like peanut butter, peanut M&M's, etc. (assuming we make it that far... I hope, I hope!!).
Virginia - makes total sense. My mom knew a student teacher named Jenna James -- she said it was brutal for her. But clearly her parents had no idea a porn star would take their daughter's name talk about a bad coincidence
Mary - that sounds awesome. I mean scary but good -- I hope Sean is totally helped by it!
Mary - That is great about the egg allergy, hope the baked goods go well. Hope the peanut thing works too, fingers crossed for you.
Mary - GL with the treatment and trying the egg at home! I hope it all goes well.
AFM... this is a long one!
I went for my u/s this morning. The tech did abdominal and looked at the cervix first. It was immediately obvious to me that the previa hadn't budged. It looked like it might even be worse. The tech did the rest of the scan and baby looked great. Estimated at 2lb10oz and at the very end the legs uncrossed and we finally learned we're having our 4th boy.
Then the tech confirmed what I had seen. She said it still looked like a previa and it was so obvious she didn't think it was worth doing the trans-vag. I asked to do one to confirm, so she got the doc. The doc saw the pictures before coming in and told me we could cross our fingers, but it was unlikely to move.
Then they did the trans-vag. As soon as the wand was in the doc's jaw dropped and she said "now I'm feeling optimistic!" Suddenly, my cervix was uncovered. The placental edge was 0.7cm away. Not the 2cm needed, but definite progress from 1.9cm over! Interestingly, as soon as they got the measurement I have a BH contraction and was able to watch the placenta appear to slide right back over the cervix.
So, I learned first hand that ultrasound is not a perfect tool. But, as best they could tell, there was also no sign of accreta (I'm low risk for it) and no vasa previa. There is a large vessel near my cervix, but it's maternal. I go back in a month for another scan and, if needed, again a month after that. I also had my GTT, hopefully that went well. My BP was fine, no weight gain in the past two weeks (still up 13lbs).
Virginia - Sounds like the U/S went pretty well. Congrats on officially joining team Blue again.
My body is being mean, AF decided to show 1 day before my birthday, this sucks more cause the first two days are just awful for cramping and heavy flow, ack! If she had showed on time I would be ending just in time for my birthday. :violent2::witch:
and I passed my GTT with a lovely level of 98! Yay!
I'm slightly anemic, which I don't like since I am still at risk of bleeding. But, I'm taking iron twice a day. I don't think I can really do more than that.
Oh, and baby was so funny. He was all curled up, head down, facing my back the whole time. The first few times she tried to see the gender he had his legs crossed and both feet jammed into his crotch. We just had to laugh at it. (So different from the first two happily flashing us immediately and Oliver reaching down to grab himself in the u/s pic) His arms were curled up under him, too. She tried to get a 3D face pic for us, but his face was buried in the placenta at my back and she couldn't get a good view. Maybe at 32w we'll get a cute picture along with an all clear.
Virginia - yay on passing the test and for some continued hope the previa will resolve. Congrats on baby boy #4! Oh the fun those boys will be My big boss at work has six boys his pics on his desk look like a team sport
Amanda - AF here too. Blah!
IF I don't get a second interview that means I could be at least not preventing this month! CRAZY!
Amanda - Boooo for poorly-timed AF. I'm not looking forward to getting my AF back, and knowing that since we're done having babies, I'll have it every month until menopause. Blah!!
Virginia - Holy team blue!! All you'll need is a couple more and you'll have a nice basketball team or something, haha. I hope the placenta continues to move.
Katie - Can't wait to hear whether it will be new job or TTC for you!
AFM - I joined a yahoo group for people in Ohio with Lyme. Some of them with confirmed cases have told me that I described their symptoms to a T. A few have given me their phone numbers. One told me she sees the Dr that I had called (I hadn't given his name, she offered it up)... She said most Lyme docs don't take insurance. I just don't get it. The whole disease seems so taboo or something. No one wants to test for it, no one wants to treat it. Apparently a lot of people from here have to go East just to get treatment. WTF..? I get that it's difficult to diagnose, but what if I literally have a bacteria attacking my nervous system?? Anyway, I may contact some of these people to see if they can give me any doctor names or anything. I also called my neurologist, reported the new auditory symptoms to him and reiterated the Lyme concerns. I had to leave a message, so they won't call me till sometime next week.
In other news, 3 days till I go back to work. And 4 days until we go to Michigan for 8-9 hours of feeding Sean dilute peanut solution... OMG, I can't even believe we're doing that. I SOOOO hope it works. They're reporting an 80% success rate with this, whereas only 20% naturally outgrow a peanut allergy.
Mary - that was what I kind of meant by lyme docs making me nervous. My friend sees one and they take insurance but she's always fighting because insurance won't cover anything the doc does (which may be why some docs have just stopped taking ???). She is on all sorts of treatments that aren't approved by the medical community on the whole. It sounds very strange to me and makes me feel like it must be a hoax or total crap but she swears it's the only option for her that has worked. Actually way way back when she first got sick she went to 2 or 3 conventional doctors including the head of medicine for the only medical center in our area (the owner of our company pulled strings to get her an appointment because she was so sick, exhausted etc with out diagnosis). That doctor told her (in essence) that what is being diagnosed as lyme disease and chronic lyme disease is nothing more than a lengthy viral infection requiring rest to resolve. He said at one time they called chronic fatigue syndrome and now they a diagnosing it as lyme but it's just a viral infection that will go away. She didn't agree and went to one of the lyme specialists and has since had a whole bunch of treatments. It's very strange and very controversial and in an area like mine I hear about it a lot -- people who get lyme, take a couple weeks of antibiotics and are fine and people who get lyme and struggle for diagnosis, get mixed diagnosis and swear they have a chronic issue ever after. So confusing....it makes me a total paranoid freak about ticks...ugh
Ugh, I hear ya. It would be nice if a course of antibiotics would help me. I dread the idea of a chronic problem. I read more last night about the controversy around it. Apparently, the treatment guidelines don't allow for extended use of antibiotics to treat it, but many people feel that the regular course is not enough. I've been recommended two different docs by the Lyme group... One is the one I called, the other is a woman who sounds pretty hokey... Her practice seems to be based in her house (eek..??). She is a MD and also a naturopathic doc, so she uses a combination of antibiotics and natural remedies.
ETA: Back to work tomorrow. I want to cry.
Mary - Good luck going back to work. it really sucks that none of the docs seem genuine. I hope you can find someone who can help you! I can see why people would come out East for treatment. It's so common here that my ped's office sends out an annual e-mail reminding people of the symptoms.
Katie - when will you know about the jpb? Any idea?
AFM: "the talk" with Raymond and Alex went well. Alex was only slightly interested. Raymond was obviously really curious and asked a tons of questions... but mostly about things like why some boys don't get circumcised and why there are "two kinds of people" (boys and girls), and what sperm are like, etc. He was much less interested in the act itself, which he simply took as a not very interesting fact.
Virginia - Glad "the talk" went well!
AFM - Jeez, these Lyme doctors keep getting hokier and hokier. One emailed me back this morning with her welcome letter. She's cheaper than the doctor closer to here ($3 per minute as opposed to $5 per minute), also does not take insurance. But she's farther away, so IF I'm going to pay cash for this, I'll just consider the closer proximity worth the extra $2 per minute. This lady says you will be asked to remove your shoes so that you don't drag in mold, they will not see you if you arrive wearing perfume, cologne, scented hair sprays, etc. This is for the comfort of the staff. The letter just continues on with insane control-freak vibes all over it. Yikes.
Back to work today. I'm officially depressed. We'll come home and sleep about 4 hours if we're lucky, then drive to Michigan for an all-day appointment for the peanut treatment.
Anyone have any good traditional/classic yet uncommon boy name suggestions?
Virginia - I have always really liked Peter (actually I really like Pete but would go with Peter for formality sake). Steve won't use it. I love Sebastian too which I think sounds nice with Raymond, Alexander, Oliver and Sebastian but sadly I have been told I'm welcome to name a dog Sebastian but there will not be a Sebastian Muller in my future. Bummer.
Mary - I'm with you sounds like a crack pot set up...I'd be way too skeptical I think I jsut can't help it. I'd be sure they were hosing me. GL at the allergist! And with work. Boo to work.
I'm still waiting for a call back (or to be told I didn't get one). She said no one would be scheduled until August so I'm trying to be patient. But the 7-10th ish is when I'll be fertile it'd be nice to know prior to that. You'd think they could lvie around my fertility deadlines
Virginia - I'll just give you our boy name list, won't be using it.
DH suggested this one, I wasn't a fan of it but figured I'd throw it out there if you liked it.
Ugh I'm so sad. My mom's dog got sick this weekend and today she was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) I know of the disease from rescues I know it's awful and all the dogs I know who have ever been diagnosed with it died. Rosie isn't responding at all to the steroids (main treatment along with blood transfusions) and I think she'll probably put her down tomorrow. She's only 6 and my mom's bud. I'm so sad...
Mary I hope your day back wasn't too awful!
Katie - I'm sorry. That's so young for a dog. Is your mom doing okay?
AFM: I think we've probably narrowed it to 3 names. Raymond and Alex like all of them. Oliver lit up and said "yeth" when I said one of them. He never responds like that! He's also now daytime pee trained. We may have made slight progress on poops the last two days. He knows when he has one coming, but doesn't like sitting on the potty.
Katie - Sorry to hear about your Mom's dog, that has to be tough.
Virginia - Yay for having names narrowed down, can you pair two of them together to make one good name?
Well no August BFP. I just got an interview on site (so NC)! I'm planning to go down in mid August. I'm excited and scared. Of course I feel extra guilty with my mom's dog all sick and dying and me interviewing 12 hours away. My mom won't take that well...of course she's retired and could theoretically travel to us any time she wanted but she doesn't like to travel so that isn't likely. We'll see. It's just the next step it may not go anywhere but I'm excited. It's nice to be wanted or at least kind of wanted. And we have our lotto tickets as back up...
Yay, Katie! How funny if we both ended up moving from the Northeast 10+ hours down the coast. We're looking at a likely move to the DC area next summer.
AFM: almost went to L&D yesterday. LO wasn't moving much at all and I had some nasty cramping. I was sure I was on my way to a bleed and hospital visit. I did a kick count, which was okay, but even ice cream didn't get many wiggles. Finally, just as I was really starting to freak out, I got a solid kick to the cervix. Ohhhh. Breech, huh? My kids spend so little time breech in the 3rd tri I almost forgot it was a possibility. It feels so weird and different. He stayed quiet (well, probably kicking my lower back) until early this morning when I was relieved to find very active knees and feet up at my belly button. Whew.
And Oliver woke up dry from a 3.5 hours nap yesterday! And stayed dry at the playground today.
Virginia - did you say you'd be moving away from families too? It would be really weird and sad to do it...but jobs are such a big part of a day it's hard to pass up an opportunity to work at a much better place. We'll see...