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post #381 of 602
I got to meet Abigail this morning! :::

She is so sweet and so tiny! I always forget how little they are until I get to hold a teeny tiny newborn. My kids were very cranky or I would have stayed longer, but we did get to visit a little and see what a great big sister Elisabeth is already. "Hi Corbin, I have a baby!" was the first thing she said to my 4-year-old when we arrived.

Back on topic, I think I combined my Adderall with too much caffeine this morning, and I am feeling kind of manic and doing LOTS of things I am not supposed to - that is, procrastinating on the internet instead of WORKING on my JOB.
post #382 of 602
pookel- I'm jealous! Give that baby kissesfor us!I love babies. . .sigh



journeymom- Oh. My. Goodness. Father's Day! I forgot! Add one more thing to that list. . .



The whiole problem is, There's a wedding on Saturday that I kinda have to go to. So, Father's day, amd Hen's b-day,. eclipsed by a wedding. Ok, OK, I'
m glad for my friined who's getting married,but geeez! Did they have to do it THA weekend? :

sO, Heny's B-day is getting pushed back until I can plan something, well, the kid's party part is, we're havinga family celebration(just Me, DH, Hen and BB) Friday Afternoon.

I ordered a cake, and balloons. . .oh, I think I said that already!
post #383 of 602
sooo for those of you who don't take medicine .... how does that work? i don't think i would be able to do anything ever... but i know people do it and i want to learn so that i can actually consider getting pg again
post #384 of 602
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Originally Posted by 1littlebit View Post


Mamabohl i live in VA too!!
cool! What area are you in if you don't mind me asking? I'm in the hampton roads area, on the penninsula.
post #385 of 602
fairfax right now and we are probably buying a house in manassas pretty soon. i don't know much about VA. how far away are you?
post #386 of 602
Rofl, we've been looking at pics of Elisabeth after she was born, and my apt is so much neater. Of course, having a birth pool plopped in the middle of the living room and the midwife and MIL coming and staying was very motivating.

I'm not really on any routines, DH does the dishes, but I do really work at keeping the laundry up, since it is caught up.

I want to make a meal plan. And I need to get out the old laptop and look at that schedule I made up.

I'm a piler. So dealing with hotspots is going to be my biggest bugaboo. That and just getting off my butt. I liked the "set a timer for 10 minutes and attack XYZ." i get too distracted and float from one thing to another.

Going to start writing my birth story.
post #387 of 602
Thread Starter 
Kid parties are easy. Food + outside = happy kids. Don't fall into the trap of scheduling games and stuff to do and don't have your kid open up their presents in front of other small kids. Meltdowns and parental b!tchiness can ensue.
post #388 of 602
Funny ADD story/lightbulb moment....

If I don't put my laundry away (meaning into drawers/closets) as soon as it comes out of the dryer it *will* sit forever in the baskets. Once I reach a few baskets of folded, clean laundry I get so overwhelmed that I start stressing big time about a the task.

I'm at 3 baskets of clean laundry, plus laundry in the hamper waiting to be done. Two days ago, I bought some unfinished furniture for the playroom and set up shop in DH's garage stall. I've been out there, sanding and putting poly finish on and realized, whiletalking to my therapist today, that basically it's a huge avoidance project. I've undertaken this huge furniture thing just to avoid my freaking laundry situation. I could laugh or cry, I don't even know.
post #389 of 602
Bluestatemama you just pinpointed my current problem! i have three baskets of clean clothes and i keep meaning to put them away but i think about it and its just so much and well yeah... you know how it is. i have three baskets right now as well... the washer and dryer are working on my fourth :
post #390 of 602
Thread Starter 
Ugh. DH and I are bad at that too. (laundry)

Heidi, I love my new cleaner stuff! Thanks!

DH and I spent our free night cleaning our disaster of a house. Well. I spent the night. DH cleaned for about an hour and then wandered around the house going "I'm bored of cleaning." : I kept giving him ideas, but he wouldn't do any of them. He finally disappeared into the basement for the rest of the night with the baby. Whatever. I got lots of cleaning done.

I appreciate that he helps at all, but I hate that he does things like spill a gallon of water on the floor while washing dishes and LEAVE IT THERE. I ask why, he says things like "because I didn't clean it up" which isn't really an answer. He did so many of those kinds of things tonight, I was being really passive aggressive and saying things like "No, no, don't worry - someone else will finish/clean/trash that." I think he's mad at me now, and I know I'm mad at him. Grr.

At least the house is clea for his parents to come over, right? Even if we're not talking....
post #391 of 602
dp does that... he put in a movie tonight and i asked what we were watching he said 'a movie' i asked what movie 'one that we have' i was in the kitchen putting dishes away so its not like i was in front of the tv.. then i heard the beginning so i said oh transformers .. he said 'you would have known that if you had waited a second" wth? is it that hard for him to answer? made me want to
post #392 of 602
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Originally Posted by heidirk View Post
pookel-The whiole problem is, There's a wedding on Saturday that I kinda have to go to. So, Father's day, amd Hen's b-day,. eclipsed by a wedding. Ok, OK, I'm glad for my friined who's getting married,but geeez! Did they have to do it THA weekend? :
I wonder if they know that every few years their wedding anniversary will be on Fathers Day?

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Originally Posted by BlueStateMama View Post
I've undertaken this huge furniture thing just to avoid my freaking laundry situation. I could laugh or cry, I don't even know.
But that's so cool! You're doing something creative and fun while you're avoiding the laundry, rather than just hiding out on the computer. The laundry will still be there, no matter what else you do. So you live out of the baskets a bit. Don't do like I've done, putting off the fun stuff because I think I should do the mundane stuff first, then never even getting around to the mundane stuff, then feeling depressed and bored because I don't ever do anything fun and creative. : :

The laundry will (sort of) take care of itself. You would not believe how fast the need for a playroom will whiz by! Go outfit your kids' playroom!!

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Edited to say, I unplugged the huge Mac from the kitchen desk today!! I tucked it into our bedroom, and proceeded to get a bunch of stuff done. I even had dinner ready on time for dd to eat before she went off to (summer) band practice. Getting that computer out of here was a smart thing to do. (Now I've got the lap top hooked up, it seems to call to me less...)
post #393 of 602
Me too on the laundry!

Hugs, Sara!
post #394 of 602
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Originally Posted by Maggirayne View Post
Me too on the laundry!

Hugs, Sara!
your DD and i have the same birthday!
post #395 of 602
Happy Late Birthday! :
Your 'uncarded' siggy amuses me!
post #396 of 602
Quote:
But that's so cool! You're doing something creative and fun while you're avoiding the laundry, rather than just hiding out on the computer. The laundry will still be there, no matter what else you do. So you live out of the baskets a bit. Don't do like I've done, putting off the fun stuff because I think I should do the mundane stuff first, then never even getting around to the mundane stuff, then feeling depressed and bored because I don't ever do anything fun and creative.

The laundry will (sort of) take care of itself. You would not believe how fast the need for a playroom will whiz by! Go outfit your kids' playroom!!
Thanks Journeymom - I am going to tackle the laundry today - that's my main goal. Others: make blueberry muffins, wash and prep CSA veggies I picked up yesterday, sand the first bookcase (second coat of poly went on yesterday.)

I can't believe all of the new mamas and babies on this thread...congrats to everyone!!:
post #397 of 602
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Kid parties are easy. Food + outside = happy kids. Don't fall into the trap of scheduling games and stuff to do and don't have your kid open up their presents in front of other small kids. Meltdowns and parental b!tchiness can ensue.
Like I would ever attempt something so elaborate! I'll be happy if I actually plan something and invite people! Social events are my definate weak point.

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Originally Posted by BlueStateMama View Post
Funny ADD story/lightbulb moment....

If I don't put my laundry away (meaning into drawers/closets) as soon as it comes out of the dryer it *will* sit forever in the baskets. Once I reach a few baskets of folded, clean laundry I get so overwhelmed that I start stressing big time about a the task.

I'm at 3 baskets of clean laundry, plus laundry in the hamper waiting to be done. Two days ago, I bought some unfinished furniture for the playroom and set up shop in DH's garage stall. I've been out there, sanding and putting poly finish on and realized, whiletalking to my therapist today, that basically it's a huge avoidance project. I've undertaken this huge furniture thing just to avoid my freaking laundry situation. I could laugh or cry, I don't even know.
Laugh. Go ahead! (BTW- that's why I only have one laundry basket. )

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Originally Posted by 1littlebit View Post
your DD and i have the same birthday!
Happy Birthday!



ITA about the passive agressive DP's. WHy do we attract those kinds of mates? anyway, at least my DH does it accidentally, which should earn him some grace from me, but really only makes me that much angrier.



Attention! (sorry) After I finish this post, we will be unplugging this infernal machine and taking it over to the computergurusto see what's inside and build us a new one. To the Point- I don't know when I'll have access to a computer again, so I'll be back whenever that is!
post #398 of 602
Thank you!!

and on my sig- people are forever asking me if i am to young to be a mom obviously not.... one to many people asked me one day and that is what came out of my mouth... she smiled very awkwardly at me.. and i was awfully surprised myself. what cracks me up is that i am obviously not to young to be a mom, so what they are really asking, whether they realize it or not, is aren't i to young to be a good mom. people are strange.

i can't afford my medicine yet this month i have no idea what i am going to do! my sink already has 2 days of dishes ... this is not good. my doctor says its good to take a break from my meds every once in awhile.. and i'm thinking yeah when i have enough notice, clean my house from top to bottom, go grocery shopping, make enough food for a week in disposable dishes, etc.
post #399 of 602

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Anyone taking Concerta, or any of your children taking Concerta? Are you having any vision problems??
post #400 of 602
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 1littlebit View Post
so what they are really asking, whether they realize it or not, is aren't i to young to be a good mom. people are strange.
So true!

I'm 24, but I look about 18. I get all sorts of comments, too. And when you're offended, everyone gets all weird, like "How dare you be offended by my assumptions! It's YOUR fault for looking so young!"

I'm starting to feel that "totally overwhelmed" hard-to-breathe-ness coming on again. Grr. Sadly, it oftentimes happens when there's not much to do right now - just stuff on the horizon. So I freak myself out worrying about it (because I have too much time to worry right now), even though I know everything will get done eventually.

I'm also feeling bad because I totally flaked out on 2 students last week. : I reminded myself all week about their lessons and then my phone got wet and I had to turn it off, so I didn't get my reminders, and totally missed their lessons. Stupid.
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