Mar/April G2K Jennifer and Cathy

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Mar/April G2K Jennifer and Cathy
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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 8:14pm


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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 8:28am

Hi Jennifer!

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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 2:13pm

Hi, Cathy!

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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 6:17pm

Great, we'll both be non-domestic together!

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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 4:57pm
DH does have sleep apnea and had a sleep study a few years ago. It wasn't really the time out of his schedule that bothered him, but the fact that it's such an orchestrated event. It's like you have to fall asleep on command, wake up on command, all the while you know someone's watching you. It was just weird, but he did get some meds that help him sleep. Anyway, I'll be praying that you get some good rest.

Well, I'm back to really disliking DH. He wrecked the car Saturday. It was not our "good" car, but it leaves us with one car. I could probably drive it if I absolutely had to, but the bumper's gone, so there's no turn signals, nothing that protects the working parts from the road or the elements. Yes, it was an accident, but he has a bad habit of being a passive aggressive driver and I knew that one day he'd get in a wreck because of it. He can't stand it when people try to pass on the right or merge into another lane without their turn signals, so he drives to prevent them from stuff like that. Well, this time he tried to prevent a UPS truck, and he lost that battle. One reason I don't like him is because he keeps doing the same stupid stuff over and over and never learns his lesson. So anyway, I'm a stranded-at-home mom, not just a stay-at-home mom. I think there will be some days that I drop him off at the carpool lot and keep the good car, but he has to be there at 5:30 a.m. That will be fun. Getting up that early and getting Les up that early, too.

How far along are you now? Have you been to the OB yet?

How is Andrew's speech? I know you were concerned about it for a while.

I remember a while back you were looking for options for feeding Andrew. What kind of foods did you come up with? Leslie eats very well, but ONLY wants to feed herself. That kind of takes good things like yogurt out of the picture for now, until she can handle utensils a little bit better. I feel like I have just a few staples - cheese toast, scrambled eggs, Gerber Graduates products. And you know I don't cook that much !
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Tue, 03-08-2011 - 6:54am

I've decided to start going to bed earlier (usually go to bed at 10, so now aiming for 9-9:30).

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Tue, 03-08-2011 - 2:19pm
Oh, is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Enjoy your lunch at the fancy place!

It is hard to go to bed earlier. Leslie usually goes to bed between 9 and 10, and I feel like I can really unwind after that, so I usually end up staying up way too late. Sometimes I'm doing useful things like dishes or laundry or catching up on computer stuff, but sometimes I watch TV show after TV show. Not good! I need to decide to go to bed earlier, too, no matter what else needs to be done.

When are you going to "announce to the world" that you're expecting? Do you have names pick out?

We got word today that DH's schedule will be changing from 5 10-hour days to 4 10-hour days. This is at a job that's more than an hour from our house. At first I was disappointed, because like I said, I do prefer when we're apart. But I am really trying to be more positive about it. He says he'll be happier because he won't have to spend so much time driving. And he says he's looking forward to spending more time with Leslie. However, Sunday when I wanted to run to the store, he didn't want to babysit her. I'm not sure if he really does want to spend more time with her or if he just wants to be at work less. Anyway, please pray that the schedule change is a good thing for our family.

Do you have any plans for the rest of the week or the weekend? Saturday my is my cousin's little girl's 4th birthday party, and then Sunday a family friend's daughter is having her 2nd birthday party. So Friday I'm going to do some shopping for them, and hopefully get some alone time.
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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 9:55am

I'm the same way - I usually try to jam 100 things between when Andrew goes to bed and I go to bed.

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Sun, 03-13-2011 - 2:11pm
Hi Cathy. Just a quick note before we're off to our next birthday party of the weekend. :-)

How did you guys fare with the time change? Still able to get in bed earlier?

I've been having some trouble sleeping, or rather, staying asleep, so I took some melatonin last night. It did help. I still woke up several times, but I was able to get back to sleep a lot faster. I may cut the pill in half, though, because it did make me a little groggy this morning.

I really like the name Daniel, and of course it's even better if it's given by the Lord. That's really neat that DH gets powerful messages. You don't hear about that very often, and I've wondered if God really "speaks" to people anymore like you read about in the Bible. I think Daniel goes really well with Andrew, too.

I'm glad you could have a good, productive conversation with DH over lunch. It's nice when you can talk like just friends instead of about the daily grind of life all the time.

The three-day weekend with DH home has been fairly good, definitely better than I expected. He seems more willing to participate with me and Leslie in being a family. Usually I feel like me and Leslie are the family and he just sleeps here and goes to work. And a lot of that was of his own doing. He would sleep most of the weekend when he only had two days off, and I feel like even when he's here Leslie is 99% my responsibility. In a way I can understand him wanting to sleep so much, but at the same time, I think he needs to decide to participate in the family sometimes even if he's tired, just because it's the right thing to do. Anyway, I've still felt like I need more help with her, but I think we'll give it a few weekends and see how it goes before I say anything to him about it.

My parents are going to loan me a car this week while my Dad's on vacation, so that's something I'm looking forward to. I never realized how claustrophobic I feel when I can't hop in the car at any time I want. Also, my brother will be visiting from out of state, so I look forward to visiting with him, which will be a lot more convenient with a car to drive.

DH is huge on 2nd Amendment and just has an interest in guns in general, really. I'll be praying that you guys can come up with a way for him to channel that interest. Have you done any shooting? I enjoy shooting, but I get tired of it after a hour or so. DH could stay at the range all day.

Well, I suppose it's almost time to leave for little girl birthday party #2! I did find some cute stuff and some good deals when I did my shopping!

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 8:41am

Hi Jennifer!

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 3:56pm
Hi Cathy. Just another quick note to say that Leslie's sick and I've got my hands full. She's running a fever of 102.6 and VERY whiny and unhappy. Not sleeping well, either. Better go, but didn't want you to wonder where I'd gone if I'm not on for a few days.
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