Chattyprincess - the in-law drama seriously sucks. I was going to ask whether you have to spend all that time with them. I know there are expectations and all that but clearly, if it's weighing heavily on both sides... it's good to hear you spent some time back at the hotel to take a break. Could you take more breaks?
Terrilein - my dd1 found my battery operated friend a couple of times too. Except she was 4 so the explanations were different and simple. "It's a massager." "Oh." One night dh found her holding it, turned on, and telling him she was massaging herself.
Oh-kay.... I found a new hiding spot after that one.
That's a frustrating and divisive comment from your dp about your dd. Hmm.
slgt - yes to the hormone shift, emotions and to breaking out. And your comments about the To Do list... I so hear ya! My REVISED list also includes the removal of things like taking measurements of the floors and walls for renovations. Seriously? That can't be done 6 mos. from now? Sure it can.
Mataji4 - your weekend away sounds like it was sooo nice! Geez, when was the last time you were able to sleep in? My SIL has a 7 week old and whenever we go to visit I enjoy holding him lots too, changing him, etc.
It's hard to wait to hold our own, isn't it? It is tough with your poor 6 y.o. having his sprained ankle and all the others having to stay in because he can't go out right now. Kids can get seriously rangy (grown ups too) with cabin fever. Not sure what things are like where you live... can your oldest take one or two out to the park or something? Not sure if it's safe or not...
Somegirl99 - sounds like a really nice weekend of fun with the neighbours. So glad you found out about some other AP mom's groups nearby. That can be such a sanity saver!
Welsh - with ds in his new Cartoon Vomit bedroom
I wonder if you'll get new levels of sleep that you haven't gotten in eons... to really rest up just before baby comes.
THAT would be nice. (FWIW, we have Princess Poisoning going on in the dd's room... I caved because MIL bought dd1 some princess bedding, and then when we were looking at an Xmas toy catalogue she freaked over these canopies. Permitting the princess explosion in the bedroom was my Official Gesture at trying to Accept My Daughter As She Is, not trying to push her to be what I want her to become... kwim? When she was in utero, I imagined decorating her room in a unisex way, with underwater sea animals or cartography or something
) ANYWAY, so did they notice the new kettle?
Over here: I CAN'T SLEEP! Woke up an hour ago and I have had cramps, hip/back pain, haven't been able to get comfortable and go back to sleep. Ate a snack... I'd taken some TUMS when I first woke up and now have to wait 2 hrs to take some Tylenol.
My sinuses feel like crap. We're all in some stage of either fighting a cold or being sick from a cold. I don't like it. Oh well. Tomorrow my aunt and sister are coming to do a Big Cook with me... I'm planning to double 10 recipes for batch cooking. Crazy or what?
We did this with a group of friends when I was PG with dd2 and we had food for TWO MONTHS! It was great. But I'm soooo tired. At least today I had a good nap. Need more napping days.
Be well, Mamas!