whew! a new week already... i'm pretty bad at keeping up with these chats -- i read them, but get far behind and can never seem to address everything i want to...i know i'm not the only one, though (right?)
we have our 3D u/s tomorrow. very excited about it -- all the kids are coming. it's mainly for fun (to get a look at her face), but also to confirm that she is, in fact, a GIRL, since she had her legs crossed and was breech last time we checked. grrr. that makes planning (read: sewing, knitting, AND shopping) difficult, and since she is our "bonus baby", we got rid of all the baby stuff as our 2yo outgrew it...and all of the girly stuff has been gone since we knew that HE was a boy, so, 3 years now. hrmph.
i am thankful that the heat is starting to taper off around here. it has been a long hot summer and i swear i have self-imposed Seasonal Affective Disorder from hiding out in a cool, dark house for months!
so silly that most people with SAD get it in the winter... but no, i have to go deprive myself of sunlight at the brightest time of year because it's just too dang hot to go outside. nice to be able to shoo the children out now, though.
and it will only be getting cooler! hallelujah!
i'm freaking out about halloween now, because i just don't know how we are going to swing costumes this year. i usually buy them each one, either from the local children's consignment shop, or the costume store when they're on sale. that can cost a total of $40-$80 for all 4 of them... we just don't have that kind of disposable $$$ this year, and although i have fabric and a sewing machine, the thought of making all their costumes is overwhelming. i would need to keep them super simple, but unfortunately they are not "super simple" kids. and i would also need the time/energy to sew them...neither of those things is in huge supply right now (esp if you could see my house! i should be cleaning!!). i mentioned nonchalantly that we might need to wear costumes that we already have this year, and was met with a big uproar of protest about that. uuugh.
so i thought we would have some extra money after september's housing allowance came in, but then i realized that the car insurance is due, and so we are basically never going to see any extra money this month -- it will all be going straight to bills, and then some. i think we will even have to buy gasoline on the credit card! ACK! this sucks. we haven't been this
broke...ever (as a couple, at least). i guess the fall semester's financial aid check should be coming soon, but i have no idea how much that will be for, or when it's coming. i guess i need to just sit back and trust that everything will work out, like it always does. *sigh*
i have been having lots of belly aches, too, from baby getting scrunched up in weird positions, i guess. and my belly feels so HEAVY when i lay down. but she WAS head-down at my appt last week, and seems to be still -- lots of rib kicks - finally! that's good i suppose! and i didn't even notice her flip...
hubby and i had to switch sides in the bed again. i'm having too hard a time getting out of bed recently! i was on the inside, next to the side-car crib, where our 2yo is supposed to sleep (he usually ends up in our bed though). it was becoming an aerobic workout, trying to get out of bed to pee 2-3x/night. i need my 2yo to start getting used to daddy being next to him, instead of me, because i'll have to be on the outside with the new baby anyway (with the side rail put back on). i am nervous about having my gigantic (~35lb) almost-3-year-old rolling around our bed with a tiny newborn in there too, but i don't want to force him out of our bed/room before he's ready (which he is obviously not).
okay, there's my diarrhea of the mouth (fingers?
) for today (and maybe the whole week).