Rae, I'm glad that your little ones are feeling better and I hope that you feel better soon. I was sick a few weeks ago and it was not fun, I had to have my sister come help me the first night because I could hardly get off the couch (seriously!) let alone take care of the kids!
Carrie, I'm sorry you're feeling frazzled. I cannot imagine leaving my baby so young, I'm sorry that you have to! But Nora will be just fine with Grandma!
Amberlion, being alone is no fun, but once you get into the groove it's much better. I know my main problem was at first that I didn't feel capable of doing it without dh. Knowing that I can is a great and empowering feeling, though. You're doing just fine! And I was "poor" (in quotes because we had food and a home, just not a lot of extra money for stuff) growing up, most of our everything came from walmart, I'm sure mom got some dollar store stuff, too. It's okay, you do the best you can, Addie won't know the difference. I'm not big into Christmas for little ones who don't know any better or tons of clothes for small children myself, but we're not bad off money wise (we're not well off, either
).. I just think it's a waste. And about the nursing thing, that is Ainsley EVERY NIGHT! Some nights I just have to put her down and walk away, because seriously 2-3hrs of that before she will go to sleep (and if I start earlier, it just lasts longer) is driving me absolutely insane!
Heather, Ainsley had a heck of a time adjusting to being here rather then home, even though she's so small, I dread going back home and having to do it all over again without dh's help! I didn't think it'd be so difficult. She was a PILL for 5 days, screamed every time we put her in the car. Ds never had trouble adjust to traveling, though, so your little one may not have a problem at all! I hope it goes smoothly for you!
Maggie, happy anniversary!!
AAM: Not much going on! We got a little dollar store Christmas tree and decorated it with cheap & cheesy ornaments, oh the poor thing is just pathetic, but ds doesn't know any better and thinks it's pretty, my sweet boy!
My sweet Ainsley is a pill.. she's sleeping 7hrs most nights (on me.. with me sitting up
and it's lovely to get some decent sleep. She'll be 2 months old tomorrow. Wow!! Still not even the flicker of a thought of another, and I refuse to dtd now that I know what it causes
We're going to visit some of my family in WV next weekend on the way home and I'm so excited, I haven't seen them since ds was four months old!
It's beautiful and sunny here, clear skies. I think we'll take a walk on the beach