Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes
I know it sucks but it's probably developmental. You will get thru it! We all just did!!
We did OK last night. I think only 3 wake ups and right back to sleep w/nursing!
Yes, very much so! It sucks, it seems like every time she's on her way to 'good sleep' again, she gets derailed by developmental something or other. Last night was definitely teething, no doubt. But she did sit in her pack and play this morning for an hour and watch baby einstein while I slept on the couch. So, she redeems herself a little bit. Now she's passed out on my lap, so I'm trying to catch up on 'me time'. There's never enough of it!
I'm pouting too, because I messaged my mother at the beginning of the week and asked if she wanted to come over wed or fri to spend some time with us, since we'd been very busy lately, and I was trying to get some stuff done. She hasn't even bothered to respond. sigh. She's turning into one of those parents who only seems to want to spend time with us if it's on her terms/her turf. Which is an hour away... and filled with smoke and grime. grrr.
Yay for 3 wakeups!! That's huge progress from the last few weeks!
Originally Posted by MarineWife
JJ ~ Tell your dh the trip would be very low pressure, if any, to socialize. We could all get our own rooms and no one would be expected to do anything with anyone else if he didn't want. I'm an introvert so I need a lot of down private time so I totally understand being hesitant to do anything like that.
Exactly! I had a talk with dh the other day about how he always starts off with a long list of why we can't do something that the kids want to do. He never just says, "Yeah, let's do that." It's not that he doesn't like to do things because he'll do just about anything I come up with whenever I tell him to do it. If I got up Saturday morning and told him that I wanted to drive to the mountains, he'd do it without a second thought even if he had other plans. I don't understand why he's the opposite with the kids. Even if they come up with something kind of crazy or that is way too expensive for us to do, I think it would be better to say something like, "That's a tricky one. Let's see what we can come up with to make that happen."
Oh, like he doesn't even want to go on a trip with my best friend and her partner, or his sister and a friend. He wants to travel just the two (or three) of us. I told him that it'll be years before we can go somewhere with her alone, but could probably go somewhere this winter if it was in a group. He was a no go, and would rather wait. I think he's crazy!
He does that too. I don't know why. Is it a guy thing? Like if you saved the time and just did it, you'd have so much more fun than wasting all the time figuring out why you can't!
Originally Posted by akind1
OK, so we are only 6 weeks and 1 day - due March 6th. DH wants to wait to make the big announcement at Norah's birthday, at which point I will be about 19 weeks. I wonder if we can restrain ourselves that long - some IRL friends know, so it's not news to them. But holding back from our parents . . . oi vey. we are going to try!
My kids are always the ones getting wet without "proper" water gear. the nice thing about cloth diapers is that they get wet and heavy, but don't explode the way disposables do.
I wish I could have held out to 19 weeks! I was totally showing by 13, that was pushing it! But if I could hide it, I totally would!
We've done the same. Ten has a cloth swim diaper, but I keep forgetting it! But at least with cloth dipes, I just pull out her insert, and let her swim with the cover on. Tadaa! We went for an impromptu picnic last week, that was at a park with a splash pad, and once we got there, found some friends at the splash pad. so I stripped off Tens pants, left her onesie one, took out her diaper insert and away we went. I had people looking at me funny. I mean really? It's better to deny her the opportunity, than to dry some clothes once we got home?