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It's not so much the never met them thing as in he's worried you guys will be crazy psychos (we've both had online relationships prior to getting together, including meeting my scottish 'online-ex' in toronto when we were there several years ago. He's just... not very social with people he doesn't know, and would rather travel alone. Or I should say... he is one of those people who socializes very well. Always can carry on a conversation, find a good topic, make people laugh-- but to get him there to do it-- very hard. He's a bit of a hermit until forced. 


Oh well in that case, tell him not to worry! We all went and did our own thing whenever we wanted to. No pressure to hang out with us if someone didn't want to. Although I will say that Baby_Cakes's DH was a real trooper one night. He sat and talked to MW's mom's boyfriend for like 3 hrs or something. Could have been because E was the barkeep and poured him half a bottle of whiskey as one drink! thumb.gif Tom was very nice but I would not have been able to sit there that long and talk to anyone for 3 hrs! I think the best part of the trip was the early mornings and late nights when we could just relax and enjoy being in the same space with each other. No pressure to "conversate" like I feel if I meet people at like a bar or something and I'm only with them a finite number of hours. Then I would feel like we had to talk the entire time. Staying in the same place allowed the babies and kids to play unhindered and for the grownups to talk but also just enjoy each other's quiet, you know?

post #182 of 361
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Yes, Annie, exactly. No pressure to socialize. I teased Carrie's dh that we were make him and my dh be friends whether they liked it or not because I asked if he minded if my dh rode with him to get dinner one night. I think that was the only time they really spent together. My dh didn't really socialize with anyone. He mostly hang out in our condo when we were there. We all walked around Colonial Williamsburg as a group for a few hours one day but that was it. We still wandered our separate ways occasionally.

I was going to suggest the airport in Wilmington, too. Then it would only be about an hour to North Myrtle Beach, I think. I know it only takes us 2 hours to drive to Myrtle Beach from Jacksonville and Wilmington is about an hour from us. Anyway, I don't know how much traffic that airport gets, though. We don't really fly and don't know people who fly much. I can try to find out, though.

The closest "big" city to Emerald Isle/Atlantic Beach is probably Morehead City. Emerald Isle is only about 20-30 minutes from me, so if you can find Jacksonville, NC/Camp LeJeune, you can find Emerald Isle.
post #183 of 361

We had a semi good 2 minute talk about the potential trip tonight! I mentioned I wanted to sit down and talk about it, and he asked where, and then asked when, like if it would be the same weekend etc. That's better than I've ever gotten! The fact that he bothered to ask when, rather than just rolling his eyes! lol  Tentatively book us in! 

 

And, as I pointed out to him, I could go check out the old set of one tree hill! *giggles like a teenage girl*

 

He'd probably want to rent a car anyways, so that's not a big problem if the airport is a bit further away. 

 

 

So as of right now, in our very rudimentary planning, North Myrtle Beach is the area we're looking at? Can you swim in the ocean there? 

post #184 of 361

JJ: Absolutely, you can swim in the ocean! Now, if we go about the same time of year (mid September) the water is starting to cool, but still able to get in.

 

I don't know that Wilmington gets a ton of traffic. I did a quick comparison of winnipeg > wilmington vs winnipeg >charlotte.

Flying to wilmington is nearly twice as much (not that it matters if the tix are covered, but will ten be in lap or in seat?) and most flights have a minimum of 2 stops.

 

Flying to Charlotte, the tickets are far more reasonable - in the event you have to pay for tenley - and have usually just one stop. It does mean longer driving, and paying a bit more for the rental car (if you have to pay based on mileage). Something to think about. Charlotte is a nice, family friendly airport, from what friends here tell me.

 

It would be fantastic if we could nail down dates by the first part of 2013, so I can make sure to request to be off. Myrtle beach is definitely doable for us.

We did have a timeshare there, but gave it up as part of the bankruptcy we filed this year.

 

Norah nursed a ton last night. I must still be making milk if she wants only the boob and refuses the paci right? Anyone nurse through a pregnancy? Gabe was long weaned at this point. I am tempted to pump next time I go to work just to see :heehee:

 

DH and I met on the internet - through eHarmony - so though I do appreciate weirdness in web peeps, I've had good luck. I've made some awesome friends via webstuff, even if we've never met in person.

post #185 of 361
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JJ ~ I can't believe you don't know about Myrtle Beach! We used to get a kick out of the Canadians who would come down and swim in the ocean when we thought it was freezing. hehe You can absolutely swim there. I'd suggest either North Myrtle Beach or south of Myrtle Beach because I don't like to be right in the thick of all the touristy stuff. North Myrtle Beach is still very touristy but not quite as busy as Myrtle Beach (at least that's how it was 14 years ago when I went to college down there).

We stayed at our timeshare in North Myrtle Beach that my mom got. It was nice. It had two floors, kitchen and living room downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs. I don't know what other kinds of units are available but I can ask my mom to check if you want to go that route. It was across the main road that goes through NMB/MB, not on the beach side, so we'd have to drive a few blocks to get to the beach. The resort did have a small parking area across the street from the beach with a sort of cabana thingie where you could eat and take showers. I think they also ran a shuttle from the resort to the beach throughout the day so you didn't have to worry about finding parking. Or we can look into renting a beach house right on or across the street from the beach. Whichever you guys would prefer. I really like the idea of being right at the beach and all of us being in one house. We'd probably have to get at least 2 timeshares again and I don't think they connect like the condos in Williamsburg but they would probably cost a lot less.

Oh, and JJ, I wanted to say that my dh would be perfectly happy sitting in silence with yours watching just about any sporting event they could find. No need for small talk. lol.gif

Kat ~ I only nursed Ethan until I was about 2-3 months pg with Kellen. I weaned Ethan because it hurt so bad to nurse. He was almost 3 years old, though. I would have tried to keep going if he were less than 2, I think. It won't hurt to pump just to see what you get. But, pumping is not a good indicator of how much milk you are actually producing if you still have a baby at the breast even sometimes.
post #186 of 361
I know, I just want to see if I am producing anything. Don't care how much.

Love the idea of one house, did Carrie enjoy having a meat free kitchen though?
post #187 of 361
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I would guess that you are producing something if Norah is nursing at night. Can you hand express anything?

IDK if Carrie got her meat free kitchen. I'm not sure if Annie cooked any meat in their unit or not.
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I have never been good at hand expression - only when really engorged. That's my guess too, because she has always been too much of a piggie to just comfort nurse - she wants food! She will take a paci sometimes, but last night she wouldn't at all. We have gotten in the habit of feeding her something right before bed, and we didn't yesterday, so I think she was just hungry - and I am tired and out of patience today. She is a world champion pincher. I hate pinching. I'd rather deal with biting. Which I am grateful she doesn't do.

 

*yawn*

 

then again, at Myrtle Beach we tend to eat out alot (we love the all you can eat crab leg buffets) LOL

post #189 of 361
Have your mom check the floorplans in NMB when she gets a chance. I don't mind staying near but not on the beach. I kind of prefer it actually. I mostly cooked stuff with eggs and/or cheese but one night I did heat up a meatball for Ava. Nora was very curious about the eggs and watched me make scrambled eggs for Ava's breakfast the last morning.
post #190 of 361
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I can only hand express a tiny bit from the breast Dylan is not nursing from while he is nursing, if that makes sense. I was just thinking that if you could do that, you'd at least know if you've got some milk in there. KWIM?

I'll ask my mom to check. When are we thinking of, summer or early fall like this year?
post #191 of 361

Working backwards!

 

 

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 Nora was very curious about the eggs and watched me make scrambled eggs for Ava's breakfast the last morning.

 

She sure was!  She was intrigued.  She'd never seen an egg cracked before IRL!

 

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I have never been good at hand expression - only when really engorged. That's my guess too, because she has always been too much of a piggie to just comfort nurse - she wants food! She will take a paci sometimes, but last night she wouldn't at all. We have gotten in the habit of feeding her something right before bed, and we didn't yesterday, so I think she was just hungry - and I am tired and out of patience today. She is a world champion pincher. I hate pinching. I'd rather deal with biting. Which I am grateful she doesn't do.

 

*yawn*

 

then again, at Myrtle Beach we tend to eat out alot (we love the all you can eat crab leg buffets) LOL

 

Hugs and I hear you on the pinching!  Fnn is a pincer.  I have black and blues all over my stomach and arms from his little pincers!

 

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I know, I just want to see if I am producing anything. Don't care how much.
Love the idea of one house, did Carrie enjoy having a meat free kitchen though?

 

I didn't even notice what Lauri was cooking!  I suppose since she didn't really cook meat I did appreciate it b/c I didn't even notice anything.

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And, as I pointed out to him, I could go check out the old set of one tree hill! *giggles like a teenage girl*

 

 

OMG!  I want to go too!!  

 

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Oh well in that case, tell him not to worry! We all went and did our own thing whenever we wanted to. No pressure to hang out with us if someone didn't want to. Although I will say that Baby_Cakes's DH was a real trooper one night. He sat and talked to MW's mom's boyfriend for like 3 hrs or something. Could have been because E was the barkeep and poured him half a bottle of whiskey as one drink! thumb.gif Tom was very nice but I would not have been able to sit there that long and talk to anyone for 3 hrs! I think the best part of the trip was the early mornings and late nights when we could just relax and enjoy being in the same space with each other. No pressure to "conversate" like I feel if I meet people at like a bar or something and I'm only with them a finite number of hours. Then I would feel like we had to talk the entire time. Staying in the same place allowed the babies and kids to play unhindered and for the grownups to talk but also just enjoy each other's quiet, you know?

 

He liked Tom!  He said they had a really good talk!

Ethan was a good bartender!  Even if he can't say "last call!" LOL!!

 

Chris told me he is used to small talk and chatting it up with customers, being thrown into situations, etc so he didn't even feel uncomfortable in thr slightest, not even driving w/sean.  I was surprised b/c before this job he would have been.  He said they talked a bunch about what Sean does and he explained what he did.  Sean apparently knows what linux is!  LOL!

 

AFM  - I've achieved zombie status.  I need to get some consecutive sleep SOON.  Idk what to do.  It's going on 3 weeks now with maybe an hour stretch at a time.  I know it's normal and I'm not worried about much other than just .... my safety and health.  

And DH pisses me off b/c he isn't as tired and doesn't understand why I just fall asleep at night.  He acts like it's the end of the free world lately b/c we haven't been having sexy time.  I'm just too freaking tired.  It doesn't even cross my mind -- I literally fall asleep with one of the kids.  Or I come out and say good night and then go to bed w/o even thinking.  I wish though that even once he would just acknowledge how tired I am and give me a break or a pass.  Instead, he just acts like a huge baby.  Says he feels we don't spend time togehter.  Says our relationship isn't the same.  Loads all this GUILT onto me, that it's somehow MY responsibility to have enough energy to take care of these kids AND him.  

I don't get it.  And I'm too tired to really argue with him about it so I tell him to get over it.

Sigh.

 

I'm excited b/c I got my costume for halloween!  Replica training shirt that Katniss wears in the hunger games!  

http://www.spirithalloween.com/product/Ne-Hunger-Game-Shirt-Medium/

 

But I got it at Target for only $25!

 

Ok - I wanted to also bring this up b/c I want thoughts.  Sometimes I'm just to freaking tired and I want to snack.  Chris gets so mad when I bring home chips/cookies, etc.  He gets upset and tells me this is why I can't "lose weight" and this is why "we're chubby".  These comments...they are starting to upset me.  I feel like he's basically calling me fat.  Now, I don't feel like a supermodel, but I think i look ok, and when he says these things I just kind of want to be like WTF?  I'm exhausted and have 2 kids and I try to find as much time as I can to work out when i have the energy.  So shut up.  You know?  Sometimes I just freaking want some oreos or some chips.  And I feel like he is being rude.  thoughts??  WWYD or say?

post #192 of 361
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Ok - I wanted to also bring this up b/c I want thoughts.  Sometimes I'm just to freaking tired and I want to snack.  Chris gets so mad when I bring home chips/cookies, etc.  He gets upset and tells me this is why I can't "lose weight" and this is why "we're chubby".  These comments...they are starting to upset me.  I feel like he's basically calling me fat.  Now, I don't feel like a supermodel, but I think i look ok, and when he says these things I just kind of want to be like WTF?  I'm exhausted and have 2 kids and I try to find as much time as I can to work out when i have the energy.  So shut up.  You know?  Sometimes I just freaking want some oreos or some chips.  And I feel like he is being rude.  thoughts??  WWYD or say?

Jesus, if you guys are "chubby" then my DH and I are freaking obese. Tell him to shove it. If he wants to eat better, he can cook dinner for you guys. And you are still nursing. Not an excuse but you do need more calories and fat. You gotta keep giving Finn the milks!

post #193 of 361
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Chris told me he is used to small talk and chatting it up with customers, being thrown into situations, etc so he didn't even feel uncomfortable in thr slightest, not even driving w/sean.  I was surprised b/c before this job he would have been.  He said they talked a bunch about what Sean does and he explained what he did.  Sean apparently knows what linux is!  LOL!

 

AFM  - I've achieved zombie status.  I need to get some consecutive sleep SOON.  Idk what to do.  It's going on 3 weeks now with maybe an hour stretch at a time.  I know it's normal and I'm not worried about much other than just .... my safety and health.  

And DH pisses me off b/c he isn't as tired and doesn't understand why I just fall asleep at night.  He acts like it's the end of the free world lately b/c we haven't been having sexy time.  I'm just too freaking tired.  It doesn't even cross my mind -- I literally fall asleep with one of the kids.  Or I come out and say good night and then go to bed w/o even thinking.  I wish though that even once he would just acknowledge how tired I am and give me a break or a pass.  Instead, he just acts like a huge baby.  Says he feels we don't spend time togehter.  Says our relationship isn't the same.  Loads all this GUILT onto me, that it's somehow MY responsibility to have enough energy to take care of these kids AND him.  

I don't get it.  And I'm too tired to really argue with him about it so I tell him to get over it.

Sigh.

I think both Sean and Chris did a great job being thrown in the situation with us. There was one point that we were all chatting about cloth diapers and birthy stuff and they just sat and listened. Such good guys! I think Sean wandered over and watched football on Sunday when I was watching the game. I was cooking Ava's dinner at the same time so I wasn't too chatty. Plus I was invested in the outcome of the game! Hahaha!

 

Baby_Cakes, if it were me, I would take the next couple of weeks and do the following: on Nora's school days, take her to school and come directly back home. Sleep when Finn sleeps. Don't do anything extra or go for a run or anything like that. Rest. Sleep. Recharge. This will end eventually but you need to be safe and driving even the short distance to and from Nora's school so sleep deprived isn't safe.

 

My DH has started getting super pissy about our 1x/week average for DTD. I'm like, WTF? He's usually asleep when I get home at 12:30 AM and I just want to come home, wash bottles, pump one more time and GO TO SLEEP! What is wrong with these guys?

post #194 of 361
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I'll ask my mom to check. When are we thinking of, summer or early fall like this year?

If I had to choose, I'd prefer April/May but Sept is good too. The only thing is there is always the chance of hurricanes in Aug/Sept/Oct, you know? We used to do Myrtle Beach the first week of April and it was plenty warm. I don't really do the ocean but the kids would go in. I think late April/early May would be plenty hot.

post #195 of 361
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Sean told me about the conversation about Linux. Yes, we know it. We don't use it.

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Ok - I wanted to also bring this up b/c I want thoughts.  Sometimes I'm just to freaking tired and I want to snack.  Chris gets so mad when I bring home chips/cookies, etc.  He gets upset and tells me this is why I can't "lose weight" and this is why "we're chubby".  These comments...they are starting to upset me.  I feel like he's basically calling me fat.  Now, I don't feel like a supermodel, but I think i look ok, and when he says these things I just kind of want to be like WTF?  I'm exhausted and have 2 kids and I try to find as much time as I can to work out when i have the energy.  So shut up.  You know?  Sometimes I just freaking want some oreos or some chips.  And I feel like he is being rude.  thoughts??  WWYD or say?

What Annie said! You guys chubby? That's ridiculous.

That's a very insensitive way for your dh to behave. However, he may not mean it exactly the way you are taking it. He may not be meaning that you are unattractive. He may just be thinking about how you guys have always been health conscious and he doesn't understand why that would change. That does not make what he is saying acceptable and I would tell him so. I would also tell him that, if he's so concerned about it, he needs to take more care of you. He should make you healthy food and make sure you have the time and energy to exercise (if that's what you want to do).

DH is upset with me, I think, because I just told him that I don't feel comfortable going to the MC Ball. The last time we talked about it I told him that he needs to arrange suitable childcare if he wants me to go. That means a babysitter that we know who will stay in a hotel room in Wilmington. I am not comfortable leaving Dylan in a childcare room with a bunch of other babies and children and maybe a handful of adults that he has never seen before. I told dh all of that 2 weeks ago but he did nothing. He just announced he needed money to buy the tickets so we got into because I told him not to buy tickets for me.

Why should I be the one to arrange all of that if he's the one who wants me to go?
post #196 of 361
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Sean told me about the conversation about Linux. Yes, we know it. We don't use it.
What Annie said! You guys chubby? That's ridiculous.
That's a very insensitive way for your dh to behave. However, he may not mean it exactly the way you are taking it. He may not be meaning that you are unattractive. He may just be thinking about how you guys have always been health conscious and he doesn't understand why that would change. That does not make what he is saying acceptable and I would tell him so. I would also tell him that, if he's so concerned about it, he needs to take more care of you. He should make you healthy food and make sure you have the time and energy to exercise (if that's what you want to do).
DH is upset with me, I think, because I just told him that I don't feel comfortable going to the MC Ball. The last time we talked about it I told him that he needs to arrange suitable childcare if he wants me to go. That means a babysitter that we know who will stay in a hotel room in Wilmington. I am not comfortable leaving Dylan in a childcare room with a bunch of other babies and children and maybe a handful of adults that he has never seen before. I told dh all of that 2 weeks ago but he did nothing. He just announced he needed money to buy the tickets so we got into because I told him not to buy tickets for me.
Why should I be the one to arrange all of that if he's the one who wants me to go?


Yeah, that stinks. I used to arrange childcare stuff all the time for stuff DH wanted to do and then I stopped. I didn't make a formal proclamation but I just put it on him. I'm at work in the evenings so if something comes up that he wants to go to, he would approach me about like he wanted me to solve the problem and I'd just say "Hmmm, I guess you should call my mom and see if she's available to watch Ava..." and leave it at that. If it was something he really wanted to attend, he'd figure it out. One time he had to take Ava with him because he hadn't planned ahead. He's her parent too and he can figure it out. Now with the MC ball, I'd probably arrange something but mostly because I would want to attend. Have you ever looked on care.com or something like that to find a sitter?

post #197 of 361
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The thing is that we've discussed this a lot already. I've already mentioned that Ryan's girlfriend would probably babysit. Ryan has even suggested it to Sean. He still hasn't done anything. If I don't proclaim that he has to do it, he won't. So, that's what I did but he still didn't do it and is now mad at me about it. I'm so over all of that stuff being my responsibility, especially when I don't even want to go.

I have looked on Care.com. You can't get contact info unless you pay and I'm not willing to pay for that.

I am not looking anywhere again, though. If I want to go out or go to the doctor or anything, I have to arrange things myself. I don't tell Sean about it and then expect him to find childcare for me. Like you said, he's their parent also, he can do the same if he wants.

Oh, and an example of his lack of communication. He also announced that he has reserved rooms for us at the hotel as if I was supposed to know that. When I asked about the he said he told me. Um, no, he didn't. The last time we talked about that he said that the FRO was arranging to reserve a block of rooms somewhere. He didn't know where. That was a few weeks ago. He hasn't said anything else about it since.
post #198 of 361

You guys do communicate differently. The jacuzzi tub conversation was classic. Do you think it's a guy thing or a marine thing? I could not for the life of me figure out why it mattered if Tom was in the bedroom watching TV either.
 

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AFM  - I've achieved zombie status.  I need to get some consecutive sleep SOON.  Idk what to do.  It's going on 3 weeks now with maybe an hour stretch at a time.  I know it's normal and I'm not worried about much other than just .... my safety and health.  

 

And DH pisses me off b/c he isn't as tired and doesn't understand why I just fall asleep at night.  He acts like it's the end of the free world lately b/c we haven't been having sexy time.  I'm just too freaking tired.  It doesn't even cross my mind -- I literally fall asleep with one of the kids.  Or I come out and say good night and then go to bed w/o even thinking.  I wish though that even once he would just acknowledge how tired I am and give me a break or a pass.  Instead, he just acts like a huge baby.  Says he feels we don't spend time togehter.  Says our relationship isn't the same.  Loads all this GUILT onto me, that it's somehow MY responsibility to have enough energy to take care of these kids AND him.  

I don't get it.  And I'm too tired to really argue with him about it so I tell him to get over it.

Sigh.

 

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Ok - I wanted to also bring this up b/c I want thoughts.  Sometimes I'm just to freaking tired and I want to snack.  Chris gets so mad when I bring home chips/cookies, etc.  He gets upset and tells me this is why I can't "lose weight" and this is why "we're chubby".  These comments...they are starting to upset me.  I feel like he's basically calling me fat.  Now, I don't feel like a supermodel, but I think i look ok, and when he says these things I just kind of want to be like WTF?  I'm exhausted and have 2 kids and I try to find as much time as I can to work out when i have the energy.  So shut up.  You know?  Sometimes I just freaking want some oreos or some chips.  And I feel like he is being rude.  thoughts??  WWYD or say?

^^^Yeah that. It's like... knowing that the sleep stage is normal, and nothing to be worried about, is one thing. But somehow managing to get yourself enough sleep through it-- not as easy! 

 

And yeah, we don't dtd NEARLY enough, but by the time I've determined that she's actually asleep "for the night" (the first part of the night she wakes up every 35 minutes or so now, and then settles into eveyr hour)... well by that time I just desperately want my few minutes of sleep I'm going to get! If I had to guess, I'd say right now I'm averaging 6 hours of sleep a night, broken up into segments, so I'm not sleeping longer than 45 minutes at a time. When we take the time to dtd, I get more like 4 hours. I miss that sleep! lol But, guys don't understand. 

 

Classic case-- I'm up with Ten every hour, all night long, and then I'm at her beck and call all day long as well, right? And then he gets home, and I spend the evening cleaning, doing dinner, and then putting her to bed. I don't "work" but I freaking work! lol Anyways, so again tonight, DH went to get her out of her crib, because I was beyond frustrated, so I put her down to take a break, and he didn't like that. So, he picked her up, but then was complaining, because she wouldn't settle, and he says something along the lines of "if you don't go to sleep now, daddy's not going to be able to go into work until like 10". Like yes, being up with her ONCE at 930pm-- before you're even fallen asleep for the night, gives you adequate reason to justify going into work 4 hours late (or calling in sick, which he did the other day!). 

 

It's frustrating. He can claim that he wakes up just as often as I do during the night, but really, not even close. He may stir when she cries, but he (and guys in general) don't have to 'get up' the same way we do. At the end of the night, he still got 8 hours of sleep, with only momentary interruptions. I think it comes from this misconception that at home = sits on your butt all day relaxing and rejuvenating and napping any time you like. 

 

 

Oh, and yes!! That is very rude of him! You are definitely not chubby, and from what I think we've all seen, you're pretty active, and eat pretty healthy! People are allowed small indulgences and treats every now and then!   Could he be feeling self conscious about his own body and health habits, and maybe taking it out on you?

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Carrie: you aren't chubby! My goodness!

 

sex - we are in a good place only because I emphasize that sexy time is contingent on my getting enough sleep. Or at least a reasonable amount. So DH has stepped up helping with kids to bed, and earlier when possible.

 

Sleep: I don't often get more than 6 total hours . . . I am usually in bed around midnight and up around 6, no later than 7, and woken up at least twice for feedings or the need to pee. I can't sleep while she nurses unless completely wiped out, so it's between 5-30 minutes I am awake for those. I suck at napping, so exist on coffee. Norah is at least finally giving me some longer stretches, which I really need.

 

Hugs to all those sleep deprived. I have to hope it will get better eventually. Gabe still wakes once a night most nights a week, but DH goes and lays with him.

 

I like the idea of May - summer vacation wouldn't have started for most families, and it should be plenty warm.

 

MW: ugh. childcare. why that's always up to the wife, IDK. I nearly had to cancel my eye appt again bc DH forgot or something and had an client scheduled, but I found a friend to do it. I hate that. I love the MC Ball and think if you can find a way, you should go. But that's up to you.

 

Was not there for the jacuzzi convo. I would say its a combo of Marine and male though. most marines I know don't have the best communication skills. Need to be given direct orders. Even then it's iffy.

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