New thread for the week! It's been awhile since I've started one... I feel like I've been gone for a long time. I always read the chat thread, but posting in them seems impossible these days.
Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone for listening to my rant about the dinner I was going to cook. I did end up cooking it (all from scratch too, except the gravy... I hate making gravy!). We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, cranberry sauce, spinach salad, rolls, ambrosia salad and pumpkin pie. Kai was a doll baby and slept a lot that day too so I got the cooking done on time (aimed for it to be done at 5:00, everything was done by 5:15... not bad! LOL!).
My MIL and FIL did come over for most of the afternoon and evening on Saturday for dinner. I basically tried my best to ignore everything they said, because they've been driving me up the wall lately. I had to bite my tongue REALLY HARD at MIL once. She told me that I needed to "drop the kids off with me and then you and Jason can go back home and clean for 4 or so hours". WTF?! When I asked her "and how do you plan to feed Kai?" she just smiled and said "oh, he'll be fine". Seriously I wanted to punch her in the face (and I'm so not a violent person). Kai eats usually every 1 1/2-2 hours right now, all from the breast. But "he'll be fine" with her for 4 hours??? No doubt she would have given him formula instead of calling me to say he's hungry (we live like 5 minutes away from each other). So not only was this a knock on my parenting, but also on my housekeeping skills (which really pissed me off because I had worked hard to clean my house before they came over Saturday too, my house was NOT dirty and certainly didn't need 4 hours of cleaning!). Not only that, but this is the same woman who always insists that she wants my older ds alone too. The last time we left my older ds alone with her (which SHE wanted us to do, insisting that dh and I go out to dinner) was this summer. We weren't even gone 15 minutes (hadn't even made it to the restaurant) when MIL was calling our phone saying that "Owen wants you to come back, he misses you". So we asked to talk to ds on the phone, where he insisted he was fine with FIL and didn't want us to come back. MIL was totally lying to us about the situation, she just didn't want to deal with ds anymore... and that was only 15 minutes! What makes her think I'm going to leave BOTH my kids with her for 4 HOURS?? It's a moot point anyway, because she has some mental issues so DH and I had already decided we wouldn't be leaving either of the kids alone with her (FIL is cool though, we do leave him alone with older ds sometimes).
Anyway, when I was cleaning on Saturday morning I also noticed our dishwasher had died. Doh! So we had to go out and get a new dishwasher (will be installed later this week), which meant that all our dishes had to be washed by hand after cooking that big meal. Doh! Thankfully my MIL did help out with that, which I am very grateful for.
And FIL just called and asked if he could go buy Kai diapers. Of course I said yes (those things are expensive!). So he said he would go out to Sam's Club and get *2* of the big boxes (234 diapers in each!) for us. Holy cow that was awesome to hear and will be a huge help!!
But the best news.... Kai SLEPT! Holy cow did he sleep. He fell asleep last night at 11pm. He woke up this morning at 8am. Between that time he only woke up ONCE! That's it! And only for 1 hour before going back to sleep!! This baby is usually awake 4 times a night, one of which is usually a 2-3 hour chunk where he's just awake the whole time. I feel like a totally new person, having gotten sleep! My boobs, however, were ready to explode and I woke up soaking wet (through breast pads even).
Anyway, hope everyone has a fantastic week! I'm getting ready to head off to ds's school for an IEP meeting. Hopefully Kai is a good baby and sleeps in the Moby the whole time. Fingers crossed!