Yeah, and I agree with the bum patting. Our daytime sleep routine is nurse, get in wrap, pace the hall or take a walk, pat bum, and of desperation has set in, suck mama's finger. It all works together.
We haven't looked at taxes yet, but I don't think we will get much of a refund, since DH got a raise this year, and for the first reporting year ever, actually has a full year's salary. So no refund is just fine! We've saved $10,000 this year, and that's with having a baby and with paying more than 50% of our income for rent and with some hefty legal fees for immigration. We just looked at all this last night, so I'm feeling really good about it today. We also talked about our upcoming move and now that a few hurdles are out of the way, we can actually start making plans! Instead of the huge expense of buying a car we don't plan to use after moving, we decided to rent an RV for two weeks and dawdle across Canada in comfort. Plenty of room for the cat and the baby who will be crawling by the end of summer, simple to cook and shower, and less expensive than buying a car, AND it looks like DHs company will pay for part of the moving costs! So now we're both very excited about it.
I saw my mother again yesterday, and we went for a long hike in the woods. Oh, it was so nice and restorative to my soul to be in something a bit more wild than our city streets. And my mama and I dreamed up owning our own yarn shop in Charlottetown after we move. It was a good day.
Awwwww, Winter is sleeping on me with his thumb in his mouth. So cute! I am determined to have a thumb sucker.