Sorry I've been MIA for sooooo long! I admit, I too have had a little time to lurk and loosely follow all the new Grads - but no energy to post lately.
A big congrats to all the new Grads.
Slylives- I can't believe you are so close already!!!
Tear, I've been wishing for summer on your behalf for MONTHS now! Seems you've had a rough year at school at times. Only what- 2 or 3 weeks now?! COngrats! You deserve a nice loooong rest.
MBA- Congrats on quitting the job!! It must be so nice to be home while pregs. Enjoy the time off while you can actually relax, if you let yourself! I can't imagine cooking twins, it must be exhausting. You have some fellow Grads who can clue you in here! Hope your back and neck issues get resolved soon, sounds like the yoga will elp if you get back into that. I had the best intentions with that. I hear you with the upper back (and lower back) issues from carrying the huge boobs. Ooof. Heavy. My posture is terrible now, esp after nursing for nearly a year!
Nanette- love those boys! What an adorable little family. You are doing so well for them!!! I'm reading your updates on FB. You are amazing. That is all.
Kelly- thanks for checking in!! Your girls are just gorgeous. Lucky mommy and daddy. Hope you and DH are well too, your girls seem to be growing beautifully!
Lis- thanks for sharing pic of Caleb, oooh so cute. You go out in a field with him on your hip? AV would love that. I will look into the ring sling. My back and hips kill by the end of the day from that heavy girl. Sorry to hear you're up so late working some nights, but so nice that you can be home with C. Is Caleb still nursing too? I forget if I read that.
Lyndzies- Thanks for sharing your little miss too! she is getting so big! I know what you mean about being over the moon. Motherhood is amazing. The wait was long and hard, but ooooh so worth it. Good for you for sticking with the pumping and nursing. AV HATED formula too when she tried it while i was in the hospital. HATED. I will admit, I wasnt that upset about it. But, as a working mom, is it some added pressure? (it was when i was working... stress.!!) With adding some foods, hopefully that's helping alleviate some of that pressure. You're doing great- she's growing perfectly!!
Maurine- 32 weeks the last time you checked in- where is the time going?! SO close! I need to check that 1st page to see who's getting up there with you.
Any word from slylives? maybe she went before her due date?
Jane- a boy!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Oh Mama- what a long road it's been to get to this little man. xo
Those ladies I missed, I'm sorry. I am half brained most of the time, due to sleep deprivation, and a constant mid- to high-level of stress. Self inflicted, but still- it's my only real excuse.
I was just getting into the swing of things (after the gall bladder thing) when we decided to start casually looking at new houses. Seems even with living "simply" with baby items, we've somehow outgrown our little house. On Mother's Day we went to an open house, and found our new home!!! We put in an offer about 10 days later, and had to get our house ready to sell within 10 days. We got an offer here after 3 days! So, now we're under contract on this house to sell, and on the new one to buy, settling in 6 weeks. I packed up half our house in the first 10 days and sent it to storage so we could be "showing ready" and now I dont mind our house (now that there's so much space with 1/2 our stuff gone!!!) It's bittersweet. So many memories in this house, but the new one will eventually have more, proportionally. When I walked into the main bedroom, I said to DH, "This would be perfect for a homebirth." HA! Really, it would be. but not for some time... !
Seems I'm always looking for SOMETHING to keep me at stress level 10.
AV is incredible; I'm smitten. She is the most hilarious, adorable little person. SO smart, though DH and I are certain she will be quite the handful when she's walking, which could be any week now. She is army crawling- adorable- and seems uninterested in regular crawling, since she's become so efficient. She's pulling up and starting to cruise around if there's something she finds particularly interesting nearby- the remote, house phone, my cell phone, or anything made of paper. HA! Crawling into, under and on top of things quite well and with such glee. Also pretty attached to mommy, but seems OK as long as I'm not within sight. Must be the age, Lis! She will be 11 months next week. I can NOT believe how quickly this time has gone. Has 6 teeth through, 7th coming in now. Loves to eat anything that's on my plate, but if I put it on hers, she's indifferent. Silly goosey. Still needs purees if I want her to actually get enough to eat, since playing and smushing food between her fingers is more enjoyable than the actual chewing AND swallowing (chewing and spitting it out all over or rubbing in hair- now that's a real good time!). STTN is still not happening, though it has happened a few times, but a fluke I think! wakes 1x at least to nurse, and I dont mind. Like Lyndzies said, it's time that we won't always have. Not that I wont be happy to sleep a full night someday...... but she seems to be getting closer each night to at least a 5-7 hour stretch (PLEASE!?)
Here are 2 little pics of her, from about a month ago. Havent uplaoded the new ones to the comp yet.
The first we call, "the Pose" because she does this VERY often. Loves to lay like this! The second, just another random one, sorry for the red eye. She looks tired in the second- must have been before nap time! but oh her cheeks. :)
Hope you all are well!