Hi everyone. Mujerista
, thanks for missing me. My home computer is on the fritz and work was one crisis after another last week. I do have a ton of work to do in the next week and a half. It's kind of scary because I don't know what will give to do it. I can't see myself pulling an all-nighter as in the old days, and this would take multiple all-nighters.
Potty learning is going pretty well with DD and I am about to go up against her teacher hard-core to get her in underpants at sch. When she wears underpants she is 100% but she asks what she is wearing and if it's a pull-up she wants to go in it. I figure that her last day with this teacher is the 24th so really if the teacher reacts terribly, which I think she will, it's not a huge loss, not as if I did it with 3 mos. left (when I was tempted to). Much of the next 3 weeks will be increasing the time in the new classroom (transitioning).
There is a social issue with DD's BFF on which I want your advice but I really should eat now.
Still puking and problems on the other end at 23 weeks. Seriously. This is nuts. Also the baby wants to grow a bump on my left side so that has been hurting for a million years. Not thinking much about the birth at all compared to with DD -- I hope I get a little focused on it come fall. Settled on names with DH, which is HUGE. You may recall that we didn't have names with DD until 37 weeks, and that it made me kinda nuts.
Not finding out gender before birth. Boss seems to be planning for my maternity leave and isn't giving me problems about the 6 mos., so that is HUGE. Feel fat (as opposed to pregnant) and gross. Also nutritionally deficient -- mac and cheese is a staple. Strong aversions still, and weak appetite, so I try to force down the only thing that sounds non-gross. But I am alive and showing up for work, both of which are necessary, and I am even taking some care of DD (although DH usually has to pinch hit to give me a chance to lie down).
This weekend I am hosting a small sleepover of moms and toddlers and babies -- should be interesting! Somewhat stressful that everything in my home is falling apart, but I am trying to stop stressing about it and just enjoy being "encircled."
Next weekend is DD's bday party. We are spreading her presents out so that it is not too much all at once (which means a few toys are hits and the rest get ignored). An easel I picked up for free is a huge hit. Also likes her piggy bank (I would not have done this -- I think she is too young -- but DH did) and is saving up for a popsicle and a cow. DH has taked her into downgrading to a stuffed toy cow. Lots of questions re what things cost.
Also extremely interested in weather -- reasons and predictions -- and airplanes, specifically how take-off and landing works, and more generally why some things fly and others float. If you have any good ideas for "unschooling" those, lemme know.
No vacation plans yet for the rest of the summer.... A slight bummer but I am the social coordinator of the family and I just haven't had the time/energy.SIHAYA
, I am excited for you! But yes I remember the flip outs. I had a good feeling about this one, though. I made a deal with myself to stop stressing once I heard a heartbeat. I just didn't want to live with 40 weeks of anxiety.MMM,
Wow, I remember your last TTC journey so well. I am a little surprised you are trying now with the exciting new developments on the career front, but I guess you are shooting for the multi-tasking queen award. Good luck communicating with DP on it -- it's just inherently hard, I think.