Jan/February G2K Cindy & Cathy

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Jan/February G2K Cindy & Cathy
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Sat, 01-14-2012 - 3:00pm
what part of NY? I saw that upstate NY got quite a bit of snow. In my suburb, we actually didn't get that much, but the more you go east, the worse it gets. And to think the other day my DH suggested we move to the snow belt (he forgot that it was the snow belt!)

Poor JJ! Oh my gosh! I'll be praying for him!

Thanks for your prayers for Leah. Keep them coming. Not sure if we'll get a practice session in today. That whole process is more stressful for me than anything. I have to make sure DH is available (he's always doing something, whether its taking a shower, electroshock therapy, who knows), I like to time it after Leah's nap, I like to be out of the visciniity... and of course, DH wants to go run errands, and he is just not efficient at that. Ugh.

DH did take Andrew in the snow today. Andrew looked like he was having fun.

Tomorow my MIL is having a surprise dinner for her husband's (DH's stepdad) 60th (?) birthday at Olive Garden. That should be interesting. We haven't taken Andrew to restaurants much, so no telling how he'll do. I can't imagine that there will be anywhere for me to hide and nurse Leah, so I'll probably have to leave early anyway. And of course, MILs stepkids hate her, and no telling how their kids will behave. DH's sister is already trying to get out of it - she called here offering to watch the kids so we could go by ourselves - ha!
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Sat, 01-14-2012 - 8:44am

I live in NY.


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Sat, 01-14-2012 - 7:52am
I forget - where do you live? We got a lot of snow yesterday (in fact, it took me 2 hours to drive to work, but normally only takes me 45 min at that time of day!). But its very cold here - wind chill around 3! So no way were we taking Andrew outside.

I am really slow about printing my pictures. Right now I'm trying to collect enough pampers points to get a shuterfly credit, but not sure how close I am.

You probably saw this on fb, but in case you didn't... Leah took to the bottle very well yesterday. Like she never struggled before! Still not a lot, but a lot more than she had been taking.

Now I'm getting the cold Andrew had. Gah! And I have to sing in church tomorrow - we'll see how that goes.

Gotta go - Leah is waking up!
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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 8:02am

Yes, I finally transferred my pictures over.


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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 6:21am
Quick prayer request - I have to go to work today for a few meetings, plus it is going to snow a lot today, so this will be my longest away from Leah. Pray that it goes well with the bottle and DH's sanity. Hopefully he remembered to ask his mom for help!

Yesterday was a rough day. First, the car shop almost overcharged us $150, and they also put a $130 part on there that DH didn't think we needed. DH had a quote from a few months ago and he did his best to hold the mechanic to it. He was really upset at first but then realized he couldn't totally blame the mechanic. This guy is a friend of the family, so that's why we go to him, hoping we'll get a fair deal, but he's also not very professional.

Leah only took 0.75 oz yesterday but she wasn't particularly hungry? I thik she's teething too, so that makes matters worse. I wish this would end soon. The people at work are generally supportive right now, but that wont last forever.

I has singing practice yesterday and it ran late so Leah was cranky and I was tired when I got home.

I just need to work on counting my blessings.
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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 7:06am
3 nights in a row of Andrew STTN without coughing! Woo hoo!

I am also bad at uploading pictures to the computer off my camera. I have to compete for time on the desktop with my DH (I usually work/play on my laptop), so I have to wait until he's away or busy to do pictures. Looks like you finally did it though!

Today we have to take DH's car to the shop. Its reached the point where it needs a lot of repairs, but we still haven't saved up enough for a new car or decided what car to look for. Then, I have singing practice in the evening. So busy-ish day. Tomorrow (Friday) I am going to work for a couple meetings, so that will be the longest away from Leah yet (~4 hours). Lately she's only been taking 1 oz per attempt from the bottle. Yesterday she just wasn't very hungry, which was odd, because she had just taken a 3.5 hour nap. I found out that one of my grad students' niece has the same issue. My student is a live-in nanny for her sister, so she spends most of her days with her niece just feeding her. Yikes! DH imagines this will happen with him and Leah, and boy will that be rough on Andrew!

Poor JJ with the nebulizer!
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 6:50am

I'm very happy to hear things are starting to look up.


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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 10:22pm
I'll be praying for your decision about having another baby. I'll also be praying for your grandma.

Wow, kindegarten already!

Yesterday, Leah ended up taking 1.75 oz, then today she took 1.25 oz. I think she wasn't particularly hungry at today's attempt though, because when I nursed her afterwards, she didn't really eat too much. I think Leah's issue when she's hungry is that she's frustrated to not get her food the way she expects. Anyway, DH is encouraged that she'll take 1-2 oz per sitting consistently, and if that means a lot of quick meals when I'm at the office, he's okay with that. I worry about him handling that and Andrew's energetic self... I just keep telling myself, it will get better.

Andrew has always been a super healthy kid. Never really had fevers, never an ear infection, and his colds never lasted this long. Today was a better day...
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 7:03am

Ugh, I hate the lingering sickies!


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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 2:09pm
Every time I think Andrew is doing better, he gets worse. Last night was rough - he woke up crying 3 times before we brought him to bed with us for a while to calm him down. His Sunday School teacher said he had a horrible cough, but as soon as I got him (to run the nursery during worship), he was better. No fever and his runny nose is gone, so I guess this just has to run its course.

Leah's attempt at a bottle this morning did not go well, maybe she was TOO hungry. DH is trying again as I type. I'm getting anxious - I have so much work to do (job) and so hard to do it form home.

I hope you have fun at Julia's class! Hard to believe I'll be doing that someday!

Don't even talk to me about messy houses. Mine's a wreck. I've just convinced myself that doesn't matter until I get used to working again and Leah starts taking that bottle (because now, I have to find time to pump those bottles).

Any prayer needs?
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