Jan/February G2K Cindy & Cathy

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Jan/February G2K Cindy & Cathy
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Wed, 01-04-2012 - 10:38pm


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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 10:12am
Those flowers sound beautiful - I can't wait to see the pictures! All of that was so nice of your DH!

When DH and I were dating, we went out for Valentine's day (he proposed on Feb 12, 2000), but since we've been married, I just try to do the fun/unique dinner thing. Yesterday's dinner came out fine, though Andrew didn't eat much of it. I intended to bake cookies, but then discovered I had no brown sugar!

I guess when DH and I do fast food, we like to do it cheaply. I can't tell you the last time I had a salad from McD's or Wendy's. I didn't even eat McD's salads when I worked there, and that was in the 90's! Nothing against them, just usually if we eat fast food we want burgers.

Our library has a couple of children's sections designed for kids to run around in. So that's what DH usually does with Andrew there. If he takes Andrew to pick out some videos or books, then Andrew stares at those for a while wheh DH tries to check out or get his own books. Andrew does really well at the playground and park.

That's really nice of you to take your friend to the doctor! Sounds like a busy day though!

I just found out that I don't have singing practice this week. I feel so out of the loop - two weeks in a row in the nursery, and then last week going to that other church. DH is the deacon chair, and no one told him that the council meeting last week was cancelled and rescheduled. They supposedly emailed him but he didn't get it. Ugh. People forget that we live 20-25 minutes away, and its no fun to drive all the way out there just to find out that things are cancelled. Okay, rant over!
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 7:07am

Dh has come a long way, trust me.


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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 2:22pm
My DH has always been pretty good about gifts, especially when we first started dating. I still have a collection of the cards we gave each other early in our relationship. Since Andrew was born, its been harder for us to buy each other things (less ability to shop/think), and thats okay.

I should probably eat more fast food salads ,but usually I eat fast food because its fast. Salads take me too long to eat. I often get them at work when I get lunch at the cafeteria, so that kind of makes up for it.

Our church is pretty notorious for forgetting to tell us stuff like that. I don't know if they forget that we live farther away or what. I used to work the nursery on Weds nights, but I stopped after a while because Andrew and I would drive all the way out there and no other kids would show. They have dinner for $3 on Weds, but I can buy Wendy's for cheaper than that! Yet another reason we may switch churches in a couple of years.

I hope you have fun shopping! What is Ulta?

Today is my last day "off" (of my intermittent maternity leave). I let myself sleep in a little since I won't get to again for a long time. DH took Andrew to the nature center and planetarium for 1.5 hours, so I got to download and order some photos. It looks like tomorrow is going to be another crazy day at work - I went from having no meetings to having two phone calls and a seminar. I may have to pump during one of those phone calls - that will be interesting!
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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 7:29am

Aww to still having the cards.


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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 9:56am
The other reason I stopped doing Weds nights was that, when I was pregnant with Leah, I just didn't feel up to it. I was exhausted all the time, and then with the extra medical visits I had due to the GD, I finally had a meltdown and had to cut back. I started crying in front of the pastor once and he recommended I cut back to every other week on the Weds. Oddly, when the church leadership was coming up with position assignments for the new year, they asked me to run Weds night nursery. I wanted to say "Are you out of your mind?" How am I supposed to run a nursery when I'd be nursing my own newborn too?

So glad you had fun shopping and got good deals! That's the best! Also glad to hear you get a little break from babysitting today and get to hang out with your friend.

Leah woke up a little early, so I got to work in time to pump before my calls. The funny thing is that last week I got a phone call in the middle of pumping, so I had to answer it and talk on speaker. I wonder if the guy on the other end heard the sound - he knows I pump, and his wife does, so...

I hope you have a great weekend too! Any exciting plans? My sister and her family are coming up to visit, so Andrew will get to play with his cousins. My niece is 1 month younger than Andrew, and she's fascinated by Leah. She called her "my baby" because she loves baby dolls. So cute. I hate getting all packed up and everything you need to do to go somewhere like that, but it will be good.
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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 7:25am

It can be very hard to say no sometimes.


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Mon, 02-20-2012 - 10:19am
I had A LOT of problems nursing Andrew too. It took him 5 weeks to learn how to latch. I had an absoltely awesome LC though - she was our savior! I could not have done BFing without her. She encouraged me to pump a lot. At first, pumping was important because Andrew was only taking a bottle, and also because he wasn't latching, I needed the extra stimulation to keep my milk up. My pump is great - but I have kind of an expensive one (Medela Pump In Style - they usually run $250-$280). It is one of my most valuable posessions! Before Andrew turned 1, I even took a business trip, and I was pumping in the airport! Oh yes, I have lots of stories about struggles with BFing and pumping - so I'm a great resource :-P Andrew never had formula after his first week of life (that was before we met the LC!) and Leah hasn't had formula yet - I'm definitely a testiment to the power of a good LC and pump!

I saw that Julia is sick! Did you make it to church or get a sub? How is she doing now? That poor little girl - she looked so sad on fb!

Praying for you and your kids!
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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 6:56am

I know she looked sad in that picture.


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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 2:30pm
Your poor sweet kids! I'm praying for them to get better soon, and for you to get better and not get what they have! I remember when I was a kid and amoxicilan did not agree with me. I would vomit. I take it fine now. That's great that the nurse gave you some tips on how to make it more palatable. I never realized that eye drops could hurt too if they are cold. Poor sweet kids!

I could write forever about struggles and successes with BFing, but the main thing is that you need really strong support. My LC was awesome - I literally went to see her 2-3 times per week until Andrew finally got it at 5 weeks old. My husband was also amazing - he drove us to all those appointments, he would help coach, encourage me when I got frustrated, etc. A lot of other people, like my mom and one pedi at our practice, actually told me to quit. I'm so glad I didn't.

Today I realized how awesome it is to work from home. I'm exhausted and I don't get in as many hours as I would in the office, but I just love seeing my kids.

DH and I are going to an open house this weekend for a Christian school in our area. Andrew's not even 3 yet, but we're trying to figure this out since tuition isn't cheap. My co-worker (same one I mentioned before) sends his kids there and speaks highly of it. Today DH did some research on the costs and stuff. The idea of a job for DH came up in this discussion as well - keep praying for that. I just don't want him to be discouraged as he tries to figure this out. Yesterday I saw a news story about people getting paid to blog - I could kinda see DH doing that, but of course he can't.
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 6:59am

I think what made the breastfeeding so hard on me, was that Julia had jaundice and needed fluids to clear it up.


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