Jumping in randomly...
LOL I was wondering how long it was going to take before someone was like "Uh, rockstars?" But yes, we are the old "Whatever" girls, who decided we are freaking rockstars for dealing with what we do! lol
On that note... I don't think any of us will be whatevering again, will we? lol Or I shouldn't say never... but it'll be a few years!
Carrie, I don't even carry nursing pads with me any more, go you on creativity!
Adakine's mama, heart goes out to on Charlie. Congrats though on the new one coming next year!
MW, LOL! I miss us being chatty! And mobility! Norah wants to walk so badly! I don't know how long it will be before she is off and running. She is nearly cruising, trying to stand up on her own. Her balance isn't bad, considering she isn't even 8 months old yet! Tell Dylan he needs to walk!
I want Gabe to potty train but I don't feel like doing it all at the same time. Ow awful is that?
I really should throw one of my cloth pads into the bottom of DD's diaper bags. She's 6m, and I haven't felt anything lately, but for a while there I kept feeling cramping and just 'offness' off and on, so I should be prepared just in case.
I think the desire not to go through potty learning is one of the reasons we're sort of doing EC with Ten. At this age there's no stress, it's just kind of fun and nice to see the communication. But I've seen even just as a care provider, how stressful it can get later on, and I don't want to do that! lol
Did I tell you all that Kellen has not worn a Pull-Up since we came up here and hasn't had any accidents? I think it may even have been as long as since the first time we came up here just to visit when he drove all the way in just regular shorts. It is so nice not having to clean poo off him anymore and he did it all himself. He goes in the bathroom on his own accord now whether he's naked or wearing underwear (I got him some new superhero underwear).
Kellen is going to be 5 on Saturday! I can't believe it. We're not doing anything big, just the family for cake and presents and maybe going bowling since Kellen mentioned wanting to do that. We'll go home next week.
Good job! It must feel so nice to know it's one less thing you're worrying about. And holy crap, yeah I'm in denial that he's almost 5. He should be three still *nods*
Umm, so we went camping last Thursday night, and while chopping kindling, Rob hit his hand, and potentially nicked/severed a tendon in his thumb. He has essentially no use of it, and there are potentially looking at having to do surgery. It's so ridiculous (and I mean this in the disbelief, refusing to really come to terms with it, way), but something that looks so tiny, and was such a fluke accident, and if it doesn't magically fix itself in the next few days (he hasn't had an MRI yet, so they don't know the extent of the damage), may actually mean he has no hope of pursuing the career he's been working towards since high school. All for a freaking camping accident.
On a personal level, it has me wiped. Because he can barely pick up Ten, can't change her diaper, or help bathe her. He can't do things like carry laundry baskets up and down the stairs, and can only do about half of what he normally can in the kitchen. So now he's home, and I"m actually doing more than I normally do. *sigh* He has been great about taking Ten in the mornings though, so I can sleep in a bit (and by a bit I mean like 30 minutes). I get her up, take her potty, change her, and put her in the living room with him, and then they play together until she starts fussing, and then he comes and gets me.
He has a drs note to be off work until next week, but says he's going to go back tomorrow or wednesday because he doesn't want to lose the money. I'm torn. I think I'm going to try to squeeze at least one more day out of him, so I can try to just suck it up and tornado through the house cleaning, while he's here to entertain Ten. And then once he goes back, I think I'm going to try to do a lot more outings during the time he's not home. She does better, I'm better because I can interact with people, and then we're not messing up the clean house either. It's worth a shot!
Anyways... I'm thankful the injury wasn't worse (he could have easily chopped his thumb and pointer finger off), but just feels like one more thing to add to the pile... sheesh!