I'm so glad you had a good birthday, JJ! It sounds like him realizing how much you do really made your bday special. LOL. I know that feeling of satisfaction!! I'm sure I wished you a happy one already, but if I didn't happy belated bday!!
Originally Posted by onetwoten
Carrie-- all those newbie pictures of Finn have me just shaking my head. It's CRAZY to imagine that he's gone from that to the big boy he is now, in less than a year. Mind. Blown.
Annie-- I'm sorry her shots are going so poorly!! What a decision that must be. I totally understand your reasons for wanting to get them, so I know how hard that must be to see her react, and now not want to give them. I'm very thankful Ten didn't react to hers, since I used to get pretty sick after mine.
MW-- You keep on my tail, I'll keep on yours!!
Oh I know!!! It's amazing and bittersweet!! I am glad I took so many freaking pictures bc I really have forgotten a lot of how he looked and felt and the cute clothes he wore. I have an idea for a neat before/after picture that I'm going to be working on for a few weeks. I hope it comes out. I'm going to be tinkering in photoshop and Im still a novice!
So - Finn did have one vax reaction and the nurses I talk to at the office didn't know what to tell me. I wanted to know if they thought I should discontinue the series or do it separately by itself. I do believe in vaccines and that they work, so if it makes more sense to do it one more time, I would. But idk. Something in my mind is making me hesitant. I want to speak to an actual dr about it. So. I need to either call up and get a consult or make an appt with a dr for his next one.
re: exercise - I took Finn out in the stroller yesterday and almost did the 5k. I got to 2.5 miles and then walked the rest. I know if i didin't have the stroller with me (25lb stroller plus 28 lb baby) I could have finished! It was also almost 100 degrees out, and very humid, but I have to squeeze in a workout somehow and if that means I push him, it means I push him! I hope you BOTH have nice long walks today!
Originally Posted by annie2186
Arianna is still sleeping like crap - and I am exhausted!!!!!! Ugh.
Oh, and I just enrolled J in kindergarten.............WTH is happening to time!?!
Word! We had a week or two of glorious sleeping thru the night! It was AH-MAZE-ING!!! And now these past two nights haven't been god-awful but ...
He went down at 930.
Woke at 3:47
Woke at 4:20
Woke at 6 babbling and I thought he was up for the day, but did nurse back down.
Woke at 730 for the day.
YAWN. I'll take a huge cup of coffee please!!
And yes - kindy. Oh man it's tough isn't it? We are in a pickle here b/c Nora is starting the 4 year old class in september. Since her bday is October, she will still only be 3. So, we are planning to move, so this won't necessarily be the case, but after the school year, the next year would be kindy, but she will miss the cut off date. I'm torn whether to put her in kindy as a 4 year old, or do one more year of preschool.
I know she is book smart enough, but I worry about her socially. She is still a little young in that area. She's incredibly introverted and that isn't something she will grow out of. But with age comes a grain of maturity and I'm hoping/wondering if an extra year will help give her more self esteem and confidence to not worry about feeling left out or being teased or missing mommy.
Originally Posted by onetwoten
One of my friends from high school (ie we haven't talked in 10 years), is due with her first baby in September. She pinned a crapload of "after baby" type checklists tonight, and I'm just going through them for nostalgia. And then I came to this one:
I want to vomit!! It's all about things like "dress up sexy for your man" and "make sure you go to bed at the same time, even though you're exhausted". This is for the first SIX WEEKS pp. I definitely was not worried about dressing sexy, or going out on a date, or laying out my husbands pjs!! More like... remembering to eat -something- every day, and trying to get off the couch without mentally cursing.
Um, ok that website is a little weird. I don't like how its making it the newly postpartum mothers job to worry about ANYTHING besides her baby and herself. SHE should be the one being dressed up for and attended to! Yuck to that website! Yuck to any man who isn't mature enough to take care of himself and not get bent out of shape in those first few weeks!