AFWife, I am so glad your DH is home. I am hoping that his help and presence helps relieve some family stress. Where will your first base be? We have been to Hurburt Field (in Florida), Mildenhall (England), and are now at Maxwell (Alabama).
I drink wine more nights than not here.
When I have craved beer, I've had it--just had a good English beer on Monday after doing bedtime alone.
Shine, I read your blog and have some PP blues too. Sending hugs your way.
Kate, my two cats ignore Ben, but are terrified of Liam. When Liam was little, they were curious about him and sniffed him. I think they ignore Ben b/c they know he'll grow into a toddler tornado, like Liam. Liam is very gentle with them, but his shrieking scares them.
Me.....after a roough Monday and LO catching big brother's cold, I am doing better. I feel like every Monday when DH goes back to work, I fall apart. By Wednesday, I am better. By Friday, I found a groove. The weekend goes well, and then Monday destroys me again.
Today, I braved taking both boys to the pool by myself. It took me an hour to pack the bag, get sunscreen on everyone, get everyone dressed, and get us out the door. Then got to the pool and left the car running while I unloaded the stroller, put our towels and diaper bag in it, and loaded the 22 month old. Then I got the 2 month old, grabbed our HOA pass and turned the van off. I took ODS out of the strolle rand put LO in it, and he cooperated and fell asleep. I had a carrier for him (a buckle tai) but with 98 degree weather and 110 heat index, we were both too hot for me to wear him. So he napped in the stroller while I played in the splash pad with Liam and watched him in the baby pool. Some teenager came to the splash pad and let the 22 month old play with their ball and he thought they were his friends and kept tilting his head, smiling at them, and babbling baby talk.
: Then we went to the baby pool and LO woke up so he went into the carrier and nursed while I kept an eye on Liam. Then I put Liam in the stroller kicking and screaming and left.
When we got home, Liam took a long nap, but Ben wouldn't settle, so I nursed him on the couch and he napped in my arms.
Both are asleep now and if I can find my DH, I want to snuggle him too.