July/August G2K Lindy, Newbies, and Unnasigned

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Hi, ladies.

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Hiya, Jennifer!


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I never turn down an offer for a new siggy! That would be great! We are going to the IL's for several days, so I'll check in later. Hope you are doing well, and hope to catch up with you, Lindy.
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Hi, Lindy, and any others checking in here! How have you been in the last couple of weeks?

I've been ok. We went to M&FIL's the week of the 4th, and it was not a good visit. Our primary reason for going was to visit DH's grandmother in the nursing home. They've got her so drugged up that she was incoherent the whole time we visited except for a few seconds when we told her Leslie had come to see her. It was very sad. And MIL was soooo annoying! Anyway, I hope our next trip to visit will be a better one.

This week DH and I decided to each think of things to do as a family. I'm having a hard time coming up with something that we'd all enjoy, other than feeding ducks at the duck pond. Any ideas?
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Aww...i'm sorry that the visit didn't go very well :( I'm not sure what good ideas i could have for you to do where you live since i don't know what is there for you. But i like taking the kids to barnes and noble to play with the thomas train and to play on the stage and i'll sip coffee and chat with my friend or whomever i'm with. We also do trips to the mall. Our local museum has one friday a month that's free, so maybe there are places like that around you guys. The internet has been my best friend for finding stuff to do as a family :D


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Hey, Lindy! I can't believe we're already into August. How are you doing? Any prayer requests? When do you start school, or have you already?

We did one family outing to feed the ducks at the duck pond. We're pretty much broke, so the 25 cents for the feed is about all we could afford LOL. It didn't go too well. Leslie cried half the time because she wanted out of her stroller and because it was just too hot. She won't wear shoes, so I'm not letting her out of the stroller at a place like that. So it wasn't a great time, but at least we got off the couch and turned off the TV.
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I'm so sorry that i missed seeing this post! I have been a busy scatterbrain lately. I'm sorry that the duck pond trip didn't go too well--Leslie is definitely at that tough age where she's testing her independence but too little to understand the limits.

We started school on Thursday--it was very random and not planned but i felt some motivation and went with it lol. I can't remember where i've mentioned it (or if i've said something here yet) but there's a pretty strong chance that we're moving to Hawaii in February, so prayers that things work out would be good. I have days where i'm excited about it and then days where i'm totally freaked out about it :p

How are things going with Erik? Congratulations on 13 years! Was the anniversary a good chance to connect? Have you made any more decisions on baby 2?


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Oh, my goodness! Hawaii?!?! Now that will be different! I assume it would be for DH's job? That sounds wonderful and scary all at the same time. What's the story behind that? I assume we'd all have an open invitation to visit? LOL.

Hey, when you've got motivation, I'd say go with it, too.

Erik and I are doing some better. We had an argument a few weeks ago that started with him telling me that I always oppose him, and then I broke down in tears and told him that I feel the same way about him. He doesn't say much in words, so I have to infer some of what I take away from it by what he doesn't say and his demeanor. But I think he was really surprised that I feel like he's in opposition to me as much as I am to him. I told him that I feel like he's made his job and the anguish it causes him the most important thing in his life that we all have to work around that. I told him that I feel like he's really lazy and non-participatory when he's home. So anyway, the end result of that argument-turned-discussion was that we'd each think of something to do as a family for the weekend. We've had plans with extended family since that trip to the duck pond, so that's all we've done, but I've noticed that he's trying to be a little more helpful with Leslie at home. All in all, things are better between us.

We did have a good anniversary, though Erik thought he was getting fired all day long that day (and every day since then). His boss is a major jerk, and assigns blame to Erik for things that he shouldn't. I've read an e-mail or two between the two of them, and I can see that the boss is a jerk, I'm not just taking my husband's side because he's my husband. Anyway, the boss has done two corrective actions so far, and Erik feels like they are just formalities in the firing process. I wake up every day wondering if it will be his last day at work :-(

He was in the running for another job that would be for more money and a whole lot closer to our house, but he was supposed to hear about it about 10 days ago and hasn't heard anything at all. Erik is going to call about it today, but my guess is that he didn't get the job.

I think we are going to start TTC #2 in December. If I got pregnant on the first try, baby would be due in Sept., which would make Leslie 2.5. I'd like the kids to be closer to three years apart than two years apart, so I figure September would be the earliest month for that to be the case. Also, most of my pregnancy with Leslie was during the cooler fall and winter months, which I enjoyed. So what I would like is to try for a few months and actually have a due date of November or December, but I've decided September would be the earliest acceptable date. And you know by "acceptable" I just mean ideal.

Anyway, I didn't mean to write so much about me. I want to hear all about this Hawaii adventure! I will keep you in my prayers.
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Ugh! I replied to you in my head but that doesn't accomplish much as far as getting the message to you :p I am so sorry that your dh's boss is giving him such a hard time :( I remember going through that with Jeremy and it was not good and i pray that you guys have a much different outcome and that a great job (or at least one similar with a better work environment) opens up for him.

I have to giggle a little at your ttc plan--it sounds a little like i was with Peanut. We knew we wanted to try for another and i wanted to plan it so she'd be due after i could work another full school year but we got our bfp pretty much after the first try off bc :p I hope that your timing works out much better than ours did :)

My mil is on her way here to run me to get lijah's glasses, but i will reply more later about hawaii. I just wanted to let you know that i am praying for Erik's job situation and woohoo for deciding on trying for another little cutie :D


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Ooohh, I still wanna hear about Hawaii!!!!

Well, DH still hasn't gotten fired, so that's great, but he still needs another job, ideally anyway. But, for now I guess we'll be happy with not getting fired. In fact, he got a "feather in his cap" so to speak the other day when he caught some safety issues that would have gone unnoticed. We're thinking his boss would look pretty stupid to fire him after something like that. Please continue to pray that something closer to home opens up, but praises for not getting fired!!!

Yeah, I can understand you giggling at our TTC plan. I would be fine with it if we got pregnant right now, but I'll stick to my plan until further notice LOL. I'll be 40 (no!!!!) in Jan. of 2013, so I have this psychological need to have #2 before that happens. That only gives me four or five months of trying if we start in Dec. of this year. Took us the third try with Leslie and now we're both two years older, so it could take longer this time. But who knows what will happen...

I am soooo glad it's almost fall! Did you guys get any of the bad weather from hurricane Irene?
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