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Registered: 10-16-2007
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Mon, 04-01-2013 - 1:09pm

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Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Registered: 10-16-2007
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 9:11pm
Nice that DH is giving you a little break, Alicia!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Registered: 10-16-2007
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 9:14pm
I am checking hotel rooms out in the desert and they are $400/night! And that's just for Embassy Suites. The places I wanted to stay are sold out! Maybe DH will go out by himself. I don't know that we want the kids to see his dad...he's deteriorated that much in just two weeks and we may not this to be their last memory of him. We'll see how lucid he is. DH may want us out there just for support though...so he can escape the sick house to have a little normalcy.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Registered: 10-16-2007
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 10:17pm
So we have started giving Gabe melatonin. Last night he was asleep by 9:30 (vs. 11 or 12!). Tonight is try #2. Wish us luck!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Sat, 04-06-2013 - 8:02am
M, I am so very sorry to hear about your fil. I hope this doesn't start major drama with G. How did Gabe sleep? I hope this is big help for you, I know his lack of sleep is another stresser for you.
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Sat, 04-06-2013 - 8:51am

I need to do that too! J's sleep habits have gotten so bad. He doesn't go to sleep til 9 or 10 most nights and then he's up by 7:30. About once a week I've found him up at like 4 am watching cartoons or playing. It's exhausting me! I think he has an active brain (read: worrier) just like me.

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Registered: 10-20-2005
Sat, 04-06-2013 - 12:29pm
Michelle, I am so sorry for hear about your FIL. I hope G gets what he needs with his father in the time they have left.
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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Sat, 04-06-2013 - 12:36pm
I was just made a visual effects supervisor for a show we started this week. It is a big deal, but just 3 weeks after DHs project wrapped and life went back to normal, now it will be absolutely crazy again for the next 6 weeks. I will be trying to do all my extra hours before my usual start time at 8 so i am still home for bedtime 4 out of 5 nights a week and DH will be with them all weekend. This will be so tough, but great if I can pull it off, especially because the studio requested our team so they may bring more projects afterwards. wish me luck. I know I can do the work, but the time crunch had me up worrying most of the night.
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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Sat, 04-06-2013 - 12:38pm
Lily just designed a dress so we could sew it. I had to admit that we have no way of sewing it, and even if we did, I don't know how. so she said we could knit it instead. well, i don't know how to knit. Poor girl. She is learning that mommy is not very good at typical mommy things.
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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Registered: 10-16-2007
Sat, 04-06-2013 - 9:19pm
Night #2 was a success! He fell asleep on the floor in front of his door but it happened pretty quickly. He woke when I moved him to his bed, but I cuddled with him for a half hour to make sure he went to sleep. He didn't crawl in bed with me until 4:30 this morning!

Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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Registered: 10-16-2007
Sat, 04-06-2013 - 9:21pm
Congrats, Karen...sounds like a great opportunity! Sorry about the extreme hours though.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (7) & Gabriel (4)

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