Redveg - That's my ex. I'm 5'6", he's 5'5"ish and only a few pounds heavier. And before him I was dating a boy who was an inch shorter and another 20 pounds lighter. It's really nice to finally be with a man who doesn't make me feel like a big gangly monster.
3X - That's a good idea about the song. With Badger, we had a book we read to him every night, but I'm not sure he really responds differently to it now. Maybe we didn't do it enough.
Maia - You deserve a break sometimes too. There's no reason why the school should get the full benefit of his meds each and every time.
Ugh, sometimes I wonder why we all have kids. Do the rewards really outweigh the hassles? I had to leave work early last night because I was so sick I couldn't even walk down the hall without getting that "you're about to puke and there's nothing you can do about it" saliva thing. And then today I'm walking around the college town I live in, seeing all these happy single people that can date who they want and go where they want and spend money on what they want, and feeling a little resentful that I never had any of that. It's my fault and no one else's, but still.
Ya know, DS2 doesn't really respond to it too much anymore unless he's upset or tired. I think its something that slowly fades with time. But when he was in that fourth trimester age, it was kind of amazing how it would calm him down and shut him up.
Ugh, kids. I feel ya. My bestie is a single woman without kids and wow do I envy her sometimes. She goes out and parties, eats out, buys herself things just because, dates...*sigh* I'd love to be able to do a lot of that stuff. DH and I missed out on a lot of it since we were so young when we started having kids. And then there are the bad days when they run around screaming with streaming snot noses and poo running down their leg...(not that that happened to me today...twice...). Just compounds the frustration. But then they curl up with you and give you sticky kisses and say they love you and it makes things at least a little better. Until the next poo explosion at least...
My midwife will guess at size and weight, but maintains that mom knows best and will take into account what mom thinks more than what she thinks. :)
feral- go easy on yourself. all these feelings are normal. you are having hormonal fluctuations. they will make you feel all these things. 2 pregnancies i was happy and never a worry and 2 pregnancies i was always sad, negative, and disconnected for the first 20 weeks. i am still having problems being happy. i am stressed out and not dealing very well. keep telling yourself that these are hormonal feelings and try not to take them too seriously. do not dwell on the thoughts. it gives them power. acknowledge you had them, then let them flow on their way. holding on to them makes the bigger stronger and attracts more to you. it is all hormones making normal worries and upsets worse. it will not last forever. it will let up and get easier and of course melt away when you see your baby for the first time. pm me if you want. i only want to remind you of this bc i am going through the same thing. just today for the first time i felt a glimmer of expectant joy. i hope it gets stronger as i go. bc with the last one i already had it full force. i am 15 weeks now.
Very well said!!!!
I think I'm going to take on a room a month this year and work through my house doing deep cleaning. Like washing the floor boards, windows and walls and re-organizing. I'm going to do some research and after its all clean, organized and sparkly, I'm going to do some sort of cleansing/blessing ritual and set up a talisman to guard the room. I'm not totally sure how that will work, like I said I need to research it more. But I'm pretty excited about this project! Hopefully it will go more or less smoothly. And who knows, maybe I will blog about it!! Probably not, but its a nice thought.
Oh and yesterday was beautiful here--55 and sunny, very unusual. I was able to open the windows for a few hours (not to mention send the kids outside for a few hours!) so I did a quick smudge through the house. I was very thankful for the weather and fresh air! The smudge seems to have worked and since it was a last minute thing and my house was a wreck instead of neat and tidy like I would've preferred, I've also put a half an onion in each room to collect any lingering negativity. I'll collect them at three days and bury them at the back of our property, asking Mother Earth to take and cleanse the negativity. Hopefully that will get rid of all the ickies that have invaded our house.