update- well, not much new to report. Saw the midwives and the Gyns and basically they've oredered some blood tests and scheduled an u/s for the 24th. But at present they can't say if the babe is ok, and they can't say if I am ok. LOL
pepperoni roll- just a fresh roll (gluten!) with two slices of pepperoni from the deli counter tucked inside. It's not fancy but it was the PERFECT thing at that moment.
WIC- it /is/ nice. And it's the only thing we qualify for since most assistance programs look only at your gross income and housing costs. Our mortgage is less than most rents in the area so on paper we look good in terms of income to housing ratios. Now, if they'd consider outstanding debt... lol. WIC only works for pregnant women and children under 5 so it is pretty limited. Still, it's going to help us over this hump (I really hope that my job will bring in enough to mean we're no longer eligible in 6 months!) and I'm not going to complain!
I opened up a bunch of windows yesterday and let the icy air blast through the house for a while. It may not solve our ongoing "funky air" issues (we're getting headaches and itchy eyes when we spend too much time in the sleep loft) but it felt fun and the house has a nicer energy. :) I also am now 7 loads of laundry into cleaning all of the fabric stuff in the house (rugs, curtains, throws, blankets, pillows, etc), I've vacuumed the heck out of the carpeted bits, and tonight DH is going to mop and scrub. Oh, and I cleaned out all the filters and put away the down comforter... it claims it's hypoallergenic but I don't know, we've had feather issues in the past and I'm not going to risk it just for the toasty warmness without a pile of blankets. LOL
Speaking of... how do you deal with people who feel like your house is too cold, or your children not dressed "warmly" enough? Our house is usually in the 65 degree range during the day and the 55 degree range at night. And although we have polar fleece cloaks for getting between the house and the car (or car and store, car and grocery, etc) and for use as a blanket once in the carseat, I DON'T make my kiddos put on their winter coats to walk to the car or to walk from the car to a nearby door (it's a bit subjective... if we're parked at the far end of the parking lot then I'd go for coats, if we're just a few rows in I'll go for cloaks). The kids all have access to ponchos, hoodies, wraps, mittens, gloves, hats, ear bands, and slippers... and they don't want them. And dd2 certainly has no problem letting people know if she's cold! Or too hot for that matter. But some of my extended family (that we see frequently) have gotten very bee in their bonnet about DH and I and our seeming lack of care for our children. So.... if you don't bundle, or don't heat to extremes, how do you deal with the comments?