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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Mon, 02-06-2012 - 6:27am
This was a crazy weekend. I managed to read your post on Saturday, but then Leah woke up and then I was busy the rest of the time! So I've been praying for your upcoming hectic week!

So glad your finger is feeling better!

Andrew also has his good eating days and bad eating days, but Thursday was exceptional. I seriously felt like I couldn't keep up with feeding him!

Saturday I almost had a super productive day. DH took Andrew to a local nature center, and Leah took a long nap, so I got a bunch of cleaning done. I finally got to Target to stock up on some stuff, and on my way home, DH called to tell me to pick up some soup his mom made. I was going to make a nice meal from scratch, but with fresh soup, that didn't happen. Then yesterday being the super bowl, our favorite pizza place had an awesome deal, so we got pizza which will last a couple days. I guess the big "real food" meal will come Tuesday.

This week my goal is to get to JCPenney and cash in some of the gift cards I got for Christmas. There's a bunch of stuff I could use, plus clothes for the kids. I've been putting it off until things calmed down for me, and now with JCP changing their pricing structure, I'm glad I waited. I have a coupon too!

By the way, my fatigue has been doing much better. I've been sleeping in an hour on Tues/Thurs when I'm off, and I think that's helping. Also I'm working hard to go to bed by 10 pm so I get at least 7 hrs of sleep. It makes a big difference. Once I am full-time with work again, I won't be able to sleep in anymore, so I'm hoping the extra rest now will help!

Good luck at your meeting today!!!
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Sat, 02-04-2012 - 8:13am

JJ goes through phases of eating everything in sight, then not eating a thing.


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Fri, 02-03-2012 - 10:52am
Oh my gosh I'm so sorry about your finger! That pain must be terrible, and to deal with that when you've got 2 LOs - yikes! I know all about always being in a hurry - I tend to forget things because I'm always running around.

DH tried the career builder type thing before and it didn't help him. Either that, or we just don't know the right place to look. He is destined for something that is unconventional. Like financial counseling on his own and not through some organization that doesn't believe the way he does. Now there are places that help develop small business, but DH doesn't really want to go that route. Maybe someday, I don't know. I have been suggesting to DH to talk to people in the areas that he's interested in to see if they know of any jobs. He's always uncomfortable with that, but he's got to start somewhere.

Yesterday was a crazy day. Leah woke up at 6 am instead of her usual 8 am. After I put her back to bed and got the dogs out, Andrew woke up at 7:15 (he usually wakes up closer to 8 am). His wake-up time seems to be shiftting to be permanently earlier though. I had to sit Andrew in front of cartoons so I could shower and get ready to go to the dentist. Then, Andrew was just HUNGRY in the early part of the day. He kept asking for food, and he'd finish it and ask for more, and it was an adventure keeping up with that while trying to nurse Leah! (DH must have been busy, no idea where he was at that time.) Hopefully today won't be more of the same so that DH doesn't have to run himself ragged!

I'm sure the food thing has a tiny bit to do with my fatigue, but I really think its more stress related. For example, yesterday was supposed to be a day off, but I kept up on email anyway. That by itself isn't bad, but one of my colleagues was bugging me for something, so I finally dropped everything and did it. Just too much going at once - I hope as I catch up, things settle down.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 6:50am

I do believe that what we eat and drink effects how much energy we have.


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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 9:52am
Wow, here I thought I was "spoiled" that I've never had to take Andrew to one of Leah's appointments. Glad to know someone else gets help too!

I mentioned the fatigue thing to DH briefly yesterday (I was getting ready for bed so it was quick) and he thought it had to do with the food we eat. That's one of his latest kicks. I'll admit we don't eat very well - not enough fruits and veggies - partially because everything is out of season. I'll talk to him about it more.

So here's the story about DH and I apologize if some of this gets long or redundant but he does need prayer: He was a financial counselor for years. It was great because he could work on a lot of stuff from home and be home with Andrew. In fact, the year Andrew was born was one of DH's biggest years in terms of business. Then, to make a long story short, the referral system changed, so he'd have to pay per referral rather than people contacting him directly. Most of his referrals never pan out or he helped them for free, so it didn't make sense to pay for referrals (he'd lose money). So, thus ended the financial counseling business. Kinda sad, because he's honestly great at it and has helped many people, but he is not good at self-promotion, and didn't want to invent all sorts of weird ways to advertise himself.

So, now he's trying to find a new line of work. Ideally, something he can do from home, because he does like that and values not sending the kids to day care. We just haven't figured out what he should do. He's very passionate about the constitution and politics, and is involved on a volunteer basis in organizations that do that stuff. We're trying to figure out a way he can get PAID. I've made suggestions on things to investigate, and he just never does that. He has considered just getting a job like pizza delivery to get him out of the house and bring in some income, but he really really wants to do something that matters and that he can do from home (non traditional). So we need to pray that he figures out what that is, and that he spends his time when I'm home on researching stuff.

That looks like a really cool fundraiser - lots of different kinds of things to order! And there are flowers in there, but other stuff too! And it said it delivers to the house, right - that's awesome and takes pressure off the teachers and parents. I'll keep praying that your co chairman is less stubborn and starts thinking practically!
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 6:38am

I had to bring both kids to Julia's appt a week or so ago.


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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 4:04pm
That's good that dinner went okay. That's cute that Julia gets to touch a lobster if she's good! I'll keep that in mind. Maybe when Leah is on solids, we'll try to venture out to a restaurant again.

I know how you can drive yourself crazy trying to make an important decision like having another baby. I went through it a little and more and more I'm sure we won't.

I hope your dentist apointment went well!

We'll definitely watch Courageous sometime - sometime when I don't have to worry about Leah so much.

So today I had to take Andrew along with Leah for her appt. DH had a chiropractor appointment, and I kept reminding him to ask his mom to watch Andrew, and he kept forgetting to ask. Monday he found out that his mom had to take her brother to court :( and by that time, it was too late to reschedule DH's appt. Andrew did okay. When I was talking to the dr, he kept wanting me to read him a book, but otherwise he did fine. Leah is growing like crazy and everything is fine with her, so that's good.

I asked the dr about Leah's changing routine and the dr didn't seem too worried and not at all surprised that she'd be more demanding when I'm around vs when I'm not. She said lots of times babies don't get into routines until they are on solids. Okay.

Here's a TMI... DH wanted "lovin" today and I almost cried. I'm so tired and stressed with work and its just another thing. There are times that I think DH should just get a job, any old job, just so we can get day care for Andrew and Leah. Then I realize that's stupid and that the best thing for the kids is to be home (for free) with their dad. But when I'm home, its mostly me, and its exhausting. I have to keep telling myself that it will get better, but right now, the pressure at work is a bit overwhelming. I want to talk to DH about it, but I don't want to upset him that he's not pulling in an income. I'm perfectly happy with him being home but he's not fulfilled.
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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 6:54am

Dinner went ok.


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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 10:12am
I saw on FB that you went to Red Lobster this weekend - how did that go with the kiddos?

We actually have a pretty small yard. Someday that will be awkward for Andrew as I'm sure he'll want to hit a baseball around or something, but we just don't have it in us to maintain a big yard. We aren't yard people, at least we don't think so!

Sounds like your DH has some kinda silly excuses for not wanting a third baby! I'll keep praying for that situation - its good that you talked about it and are marinating for a bit.

There really isn't anyone local to ask about drs. The closest women to me distance-wise are at church, and they tend to do everything in their area, which is 25 min away. I'd prefer someone closer. I may ask my midwife when I go for my next pap - she is from my suburb and her family still lives in my area, so she might have some good ideas. I'm worried about delaying that decision until March when I go to see her, but then again, I'm too busy and stressed right now to go meet a new dr before then!

We got an update on my aunt - the latest tests show that the cancer has not spread, and now, the drs are recommending radiation in hopes of shrinking the tumor to the point that they can remove it, not the entire leg. So that's good.

This is going to be a busy week. Tuesday, Leah has a pediatrican appt (well visit). DH has a chiro appt at the same time, so hopefully he can get his mom to watch Andrew so I don't have to take him along! Then Thursday I have a dentist appt for a filling (yuck). Sometime this week I have to find time to go to Target because they have nursing pads on sale so I need to stock up. They are showing the "Courageous" movie at church this Friday, but now that I know they don't need help with childcare or anything, I think we will skip it, because it will go past the kids' bedtime.
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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 7:10am

I'm so sorry you are feeling so tired.


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