Can I just vent for a minute? (Like I've ever hesitated to vent....)
So, a 'friend' (more an acquaintance) called and asked if she could stop in last night to drop off some hand-me-downs for DD1, a care package of food for us and a quick peek at DD2....I was tired but it was very kind of her so I said sure, come on over.
So, 'stopping in' apparently meant coming over with her two kids (3 and 7) and staying for an hour and half while they ran screaming circles around the house, winding up DD1 right before bedtime. And her 3 yo kept grabbing toys from DD1 (2yo) and then running to tattle every 5 minutes, that "Lila won't share!!" when DD protested......Oh, and she told her 7yo that he was to keep an eye on the little girls and make sure they "behaved", so I hear him in the other room "correcting" DD for not "sharing".......gah!!!
OMG. The noise. The mess, What the hell???
DD is still talking about it today, how the little girl and little boy were soooo noisy and didn't listen to their mommy and broke a toy
Wouldn't you think that having BTDT with newborns, people might think twice and realize they're being CRAZY?!
Oh my goodness. Do you happen to remember when I vented about an acquaintance to "stopped by" with gifts for Malcolm, 40 minutes late, with her 2 kids, right as I was putting dinner on the table, and didn't leave for an hour after me giving many heavy-handed hints that she needed to wrap things up? I can't believe some people. Sorry you had an experience so similar to mine. You just made me re-live the horror.
Side-lying: I would die without it! I second the encouragement to try/experiment during the day.
Lifeguard: Your life is not sounding the least bit easy as of late. I'm so sorry! I hope removing the stove's knobs might be a good solution for you so you never have to repeat a similar scare. Also hope you have a good visit with Dr. Newman and solve some comfort issues! My DD (1st baby) had a bad latch when we first got started bf'ing, and the pain was nearly unbearable, and made me bleed like crazy (she'd spit up blood with the milk, ugh). Imagining even a teeny bit of that pain every time I nurse is enough to make me shudder. I hope there is an end in sight for you.
Bad mommy voice recognition: Thanks for that perspective, lol. I often feel terribly guilty that for 2 weeks while I hermited myself away in my postpartum bedroom, Malcolm heard nothing but a calm, quiet voice from me.... and now I'm back into the craziness and things are severely weighted towards my bad mommy voice. Maybe now I'll just think about how he can recognize me from his pregnancy days, instead.
cbeclipse: So glad Landon is home with you!!!
AFM: I crawled back into bed after taking kids to school this morning, feeding DS3 and turning on a movie for him. Didn't get back out of bed until 11:30am. It's absolutely ridiculous that a half-way bad night of sleep can knock me down so thoroughly - I slept from 11-4:30, then 6:30-7am... It should have been enough for me to feel functional. Feel so bad for DS3. Like maybe I should enroll him into preschool (I think we might qualify for free tuition, even) just so he doesn't have to suffer through my re-adjustment to baby life. But then, these nights are so relatively infrequent, at least. Also, I'm wishing I had the courage to tell people I want to quit my non-family responsibilities. I just wish I had nothing else to worry about but my own little bubble, these days. My brain and emotions feel so overextended when things aren't perfectly in order, and they haven't been perfectly in order for a very long time. I'm just tired and want a good, long break. But it's not like I have even half as much on my plate as most other people I know.
Also, a little annoyed with my midwife. I haven't heard from her in a month. She was supposed to call me at about 4w pp to check on me and schedule my 6w visit, but she didn't. I watched her put a reminder into her iPad calendar. I called her at 1m pp to ask if I could swing by and weigh Malcolm out of curiosity. Had to leave a message, she never called me back. Now I've emailed her to remind her that I need a 6w pp visit (6 weeks being TOMORROW!), and she hasn't gotten back to me that way, either. Though I did get an email from her a little over a week ago informing me of a last-minute client gathering potluck, which I sent my regrets for (parents were in town). I've never ever had a problem getting in touch with her before, and I'm annoyed that now that I'm at the very end of our visits, I'm not getting through.