Unless I can figure out how to get Norah and Gabe to share a room, we will likely have 4 in the bed. Not sure how I feel about that.
Feeling good. I have less than a week until the ultrasound, I am excited!
Re: the HIV/AZT - if you had done the test during your pg, then Ava wouldn't have needed it? I know when I had my bloodwork done they did the test. I consented to it. I knew I didn't have it but I figured if anything should happen, at least thats one thing that everyone would know. You know?
Finn has been waking up a million times again. I think this weekend DH is going to sleep w/him and we'll try the whole not nightweaning but no mommy unless it's dire again. I'm exhausted!
MW - that is a total bummer. Were you planning on going today?? Ugh. Bathing suits are a crime!
Been really spending my "free time" looking into doula certification. So many options and so much to think about. Just trying to get a feel for what I'm going to do.
I got NOTHING house related accomplished today. Finn's naps have been so screwy -- it's 6:30 pm and he's been out for an hour and a half now. He took an hour and a half one at 1230. So messed up. Usually he does 1130 and then another at 3. Perfect so I can get all my chores done during the afternoon when Nora's at school. All I managed today was to fold half a load of laundry. And I bleached the hell out of the bathroom once I got home from picking N up from school.
That brings me to my next point. I hate bleach. But I've tried EVERYTHING to tackle the mold problem in my bathroom and nothing works. Vinegar, TTO. Just plain natural cleaner. Just water. I think the mold being on the walls really makes my skin break out and it makes me so crabby b/c it's ugly. I can only imagine what it does to our insides. Using bleach once a month to kill it -- it's the only thing that works. What do you guys do in a situation like this? I hate how bleach smells, and I do dilute it in water. But still. I wish I could just ditch all the chemicals and clean naturally!
I'm signing up to run a 5k in september right after our trip. Chris said he will run it with me!! Just have to get the inlaws to come and watch the kids while we do it. I hope they agree to come to the race to cheer us on! I think it'll be fun! And I get a free t-shirt!
I'm so freaking tired!! Will this child's teeth PLEASE come in!?
It's going to be another hot day for us. Going to try to get out walking now instead of waiting til later. Hopefully he doesn't fall asleep in the stroller so he'll take a good nap (and maybe I can join him) midday. I think he's moving to one nap in the middle of the day. It's still short, maybe an hour and a half, but it seems to be holding him til 730 pm or 8 for bed. Idk. Teeth screw it all up.
Since having Ava, I HATE cleaning with cleaning products because of the fumes but there's no other way to get the kids' bathroom clean. I just try to do it when she's napping on the other side of the house and keep the bathroom door shut with the exhaust fan running.
MW, does the OTC antifungal stuff like Lotramin work on ringworm?
Ugh, ringworm. What a bummer. Nystatin works great on yeast - is it the same? Is ringworm yeast?
And Yep. DH does the same thing. It's frustrating on so many levels!!!
I have so much on my mind lately!! I feel like I'm spinning and can't get anything accomplished! New friends, playdates, exercise, still wanting to learn to knit (haven't picked up my needles in literally MONTHS and still haven't finished my beginner's square), wanting to read, wanting to get outside and garden, Finn's birthday party around the corner (have to make his wish list) always learning learning learning about parenting issues. And now this doula certification. I'm not overwhelmed but I do feel scatterbrained! No sleep doesn't help.
Oh - but I did get a nice nap with Finn this afternoon so I feel mighty refreshed!
Teeth #5 and #6 have cut skin! So - at least they are moving down. Hopefully we get a break soon.
Is anybody else's baby drinking a lot less milk all of a sudden? Ava was taking about 4 oz at each nap plus bedtime as well as about 3-4 oz during the day and then 4-6 oz during the night. Now she's hardly doing 3 oz at naptimes and she's not consistently taking a second nap so sometimes just 3 oz and then another 3 oz during the late afternoon. She'll still do about 4 oz at bedtime and maybe 4 oz during the night. She's eating more but it doesn't seem like enough to make up for what she isn't drinking. I'm still pumping the same amount so I'm just freezing what she isn't drinking but I guess I'm wondering if that drop is normal at this age?
Yup. DH complained today that he didn't have a chance to pack a lunch for work. "I was going to, but then I did the bacon, and I had Tenley thjere!!" *Me, saying nothing.* "And like, I had to watch her, and she needed me, so I couldn't get anything done." Erm... yup! That's every day!
I think he's angry at me because I took two shots at a birthday party we were just at. It was his sister's 21st birthday, and all she wanted, was to have a family party where she could try a couple different kind of alcohol and just have some fun and a BBQ qith family (drinking age is 18 here, but I guess this meant a lot to her, since she's now legal everywhere). And so they bought her tons of coolers and shots and stuff, but then nobody else would do any. So I said I'd do one. Then was poured another, did it. Done, downed a bunch of water, no big deal. And... he pretty much hasn't spoken to me since. *rolls eyes*.
JJ: what's the big deal? IIRC did he have addiction issues? and why should HIS sister have to drink alone, what's the fun in that?
DH has the kids all by himself the 2 days I am in the office. I honestly don't expect any housework to be done while I am gone, as he says the same thing, I tried, but was watching the kids. I need to teach him to babywear better. Part of the problem is fit; He's so freaking tall, with a long torso, finding a SSC that fits comfortably isn't easy. The one I have fits him, but how it's worn on the front, I don't like how low Norah is.
MW: you might try tea trea oil and/or garlic oil - both have anti-fungal properties. mustart seed paste and also carrot+spinach juice is also supposed to be highly effective.
AFM: morning sickness is stronger this time. I have to eat first thing in order to quell the nausea. DS has been very whiney and clingy lately, which further cements in DH"s head that 3 is the limit. With this spacing, It is mine too. with more space between kids, giving the older kids time to become independent and you time to miss the baby stage, I think I could have more kids. This close (Gabe with be 3 .25, Norah 16 months, and newborn) I think the first couple years are going to be challenging, but it will work itself out as they get older to be a really good thing, I think. Nursing seems to be going as well as it can. I'm not stressing over it, and Norah seems to be getting enough. She is also actually getting more food into her mouth at dinner. I hope it continues for at least another 3 months.
Back working today after a week off. Man, I didn't miss it!
where all is the rash? is it possible to keep it covered in oil - like if it's on feet, soak something with oil and cover with a sock? I would really add something to the coconut oil - if at all possible.
I think they do get a rush from that. so cute! and running! ack.
Gabe was nursing less around a year, but shortly after that we were actively weaning . . . so it's hard to say as far as how much he took in.
It's hilarious what kids find funny. I think the tolerance for that stuff decreases with age. Don't know why.
It's odd that it got bigger. does it also need to breathe? I have never had ringworm myself, so not sure what would cause it to get bigger. I have had athlete's foot, and that sucked.