Hi everyone, thanks for the support about the decision to extend my family leave. It is the best thing for Lyle and I (and therefore DH) so I feel good about that, but I am a bit up in the air about my career right now. I need time to think and plan. I am pretty sure that my job will be there in January, but my principal is being a bit coy, but really do you think he could fill a job for a middle school teacher between mid-November and the new year? Highly unlikely. It sort of pisses me off with all I have done for the school that he's not just coming out and saying that I will be welcome back, but whatever. Everyone is all about their own needs, I guess.
We're just really enjoying our time together and it's getting SLIGHTLY cooler. Highs in the 90s mean lows in the 70s at night for walking, woohoo! I had a few false starts with babywearing but I think we'll end up keeping the Ergo we got, it works for him at the moment with a rolled blanket (no insert) and I can wear him reasonably comfortably. I am actually meeting a girl I don't know tomorrow at the library, we hooked up on the facebook Phoenix babywearing international page. She offered to come show me how she wears her Ergo and bring a few mei tais for me to try, too. Overall we're trying to get out more, library storytime, etc. There's a mommy and me yoga class the mommy group on Meetup goes to, I can't wait to try that.
Also we are practicing living cheaply on one income, no going out, planning meals, etc. It's going pretty well and I don't really miss it.
Lilac, I just had a friend quit K-12. The pay is pretty crap and she had ONE student, but she did get paid for the training. It's something to look into. There's also a lot of online high schools here because there have been no limit on charter schools since the 90s. That same friend got a real gig as an adjunct instructor teaching night classes at a CC. That's pretty much my dream job right now. Right now as I said above, I'm thinking I will probably finish the school year. We'll see.
OMG, Rosie, Odin is a CUTIE. I love his big brown eyes. Everyone knows how much I love my little guy but I REALLY thought my baby would have brown eyes, and Lyle's eyes are SO blue at the moment I don't think there's any way they'll ever darken. I've been thinking of you as I have been reading a lot about babywearing, especially wraps. I got some gauze today to try to make a DIY wrap, we'll see!
Sparrows, Augustus is just adorable. DH was saying Lyle has a lot of hair (DH is bald, so that's why he's crazy) and I was like NO. Let me show you a baby with a lot of hair, and I pulled up Augustus's pic (and a girl from my DDC). Hey, this is just my opinion, but if I were you I'd ask in the prego bajingoes thread if any of them want to start a new thread and take over threadkeeping. You have enough to do and there seem to be a TON of new people.
Livingsky, how are you? How is Kayden and how's the world of TTC?
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