Trinket: Yeah, "That's not something I'm going to eat"???? Um, no. I agree with all PP, that he needs to suck it up as a parent and role model. That's just super rude, especially that he left it sitting on the coffee table instead of putting it away. Nonononono. That's the sort of thing that makes me mad at my MIL as much as with DH,
theboysmama: hope you're feeling better...I can only imagine how hard the anniversaries of your babies are . Also, I love that you had a dream about me - that must be good cosmic energy coming my way
Amy: Love the image of you hunched with your pump etc at the keyboard. I agree with others and would definitely get some disposables for the trip - I'd use them the day or so before you go, too, so you can get all your diapers clean and packed, and it will give you one less thing to worry about! My theory is that when you're good 99% of the time, disposables, and like emma said, things like juice boxes can be lifesavers I don't feel guilty about. Thinking about you and your Mom, hoping for good news!
Rosemary: Ugh, just the thought of any kind of collision with baby/little people on board makes me sick to my stomach. SO glad you're okay. Have to admit I was amused by your mom sitting in the middle of traffic trying to call 911, hehe
Chelsea: How's it going? Re:spitting up bottles: Claire has been having some belly pain/gas these past few days that cause her to act hungry even when she's not...so if I feed her, I see some of it coming back up again. Ugh. But what can you do? Hugs!
AKIslandgirl: I am so, so sorry about your nephew's friends. That just makes me cry for their families. I am terrified at the thought of my children leaving our protective little bubble....my sweet little babies out in the world where senseless things like this accident happen. am so sorry your nephew will have to deal with this
livacreature: My father travels for work and has a habit of calling to talk because he's bored while on the road. And because he's up and going and bored at 8 or 9 am he calls me! Yes, I'm awake....but am I in any shape to talk to anyone yet? No. I've just finished wrangling two little people through diapers and breakfast and clothing and am just sitting down with a cup of coffee to fortify me for the next phase. 6am?????? UNBELIEVABLE.
Lifeguard: I have no use for the man-cold. None. A friend with 2 kids has had bad colds circulating through their house. She was home sick with two sick kids and her husband had the nerve to tell her it wasn't so terrible - after all, she got to stay home in her pajamas and relax when she was sick - HE had to go to work and that was so much worse! So he gets the same cold and takes a day off, but he "CAN'T TAKE CARE OF THE KIDS" while he's home sick so she has to stay home from her part-time work that day. !!! Yeah, no.
I hope you're all feeling better soon!!!
AFM: Still working on the bf'ing.. I'm making enough milk to be uncomfortable between feeds but still not enough for her to take it seriously every time. I need to get my pump working again!!
Took both kids to the grocery store yesterday and then to a dr's appointment today - go me! Thought Claire's eye was infected but the doctor told me it's just an immature duct....hopefully he's right, but it felt like a giant waste of effort - loading up both kids, parking, waiting, loading up again etc.
Is anyone else feeling guilty for not meeting everyone's 'physical contact' needs? Some days I give DD a hug or rub DH's back for a moment and they enjoy it so much it's obvious they've been wanting for some basic affection from me. I just feel like I always have a baby on one arm and am juggling the 6 million other things that need doing with my other hand. It seems silly to feel guilty about it - you know men never worry about such things.
I have a date with a boiling hot shower and new bar of chocolate-spice scented soap. Ohhhhhh yes.