Originally Posted by MarineWife
The next vacation will have to be west and north so that JJ and little a can come.
Or tons South! LOL I would have a much easier time convincing DH if we were going somewhere tropical! However much more expensive.
Originally Posted by AnnieA
akind1, You are doing so great with all of this. I can only imagine how tired you must be and yet you are still doing lots of fun activities with Gabe and Norah. You rock mama!
AFM, DD signed "more" today. It was totally out of context so I think she was just practicing but it was still very cute! I hope there is a baby pool at the resort. She loves going in the water so much. We spend like 30 mins in the shower every day now. My mom is coming to take her to the children's museum tomorrow morning and give me a bit of a break. I need to do things like vacuum and clean the bathroom, stuff I can't do with Ava home but there's a big chance I'll sit on my butt and stare at the wall the whole time!
Yes! Man Kat, I can't imagine dealing with early pregnancy right now, let alone adding an older toddler into the mix as well! You really are a superstar!
Aww I love seeing them sign. I -think- Ten has started signing more by tapping her tray with the fingers of one hand (instead of tapping them together).
Hopefully you get a chance to get some stuff done! I'll echo the sentiment of having stuff to do, but also just wanting to sit and enjoy the quiet! lol
Originally Posted by MarineWife
I don't know how you get out and do things so much, either. I have found that I interact with my kids more when we are out, too. At home everyone usually gets busy with their own things. That's good, though. That's because home is comfortable and safe. I have to watch/interact with them more out in public just to keep them safe. KWIM?
JJ ~ I woke up thinking about you, too. Hopefully, you're sleeping.
Guess what we finally did that night!
, nudge, nudge. I still couldn't really care less but it seemed to make dh happy so whatever. Hopefully, that will last him a while because, honestly, I was tired and didn't feel like getting up to do anything after falling half asleep.
Yeah, I'm the same. I pay more attention to her one on one, rather than getting distracted. That's why we're trying to plan out one set activity every day. It helps me to feel more like I'm actually 'here for' her babyhood, rather than just passing it by.
Yay for dtd! lol
I am doing better. Slowly, little, day by day. I think we've found a slow middle ground of effective sleep helping. She's not left to cry, but we are trying to put her in her crib earlier so she's associating it more with being able to relax herself to sleep. Last night she did a 3 hour stretch! The other ones were still every hour, but hey, one 3 hour is nothing to sneeze at. She's not as frantic to nurse every time she wakes either. And her daytime naps (once we get her down, which is still a struggle) have been on average an hour, without us having to go in and keep resettling her. She's been teething really heavily the past few months, so I think there's a good chance that once she comes through this, we're going to notice a bigger difference.
Went to the wedding on Sunday, and it went really well. She was quiet throughout the ceremony, then we put her in the Boba and she had a nap during the cocktail and transition time, and woke up just as dinner started. She ate a bit, and then we danced and visited for awhile. Ended up going home at 1030pm, and she slept the whole way home, and then transitioned into her bed without waking up (which neevr happens!!) and then slept for another 45 minutes. That was nice.
We got a lot done yesterday. We've been working on the basement, so we did a bit of that, plus did some running around and errands I've been waiting on for a week or so. I picked up another diaper I've been wanting, and got fabric to recover the glider. Plus we bought the material and finished the inside of our nightstand drawers, which I've been waiting on for a while. It was nice to feel like we wrapped up a bunch of stuff. DH also got to visit with one of his friends from medic school, whom he hasn't seen in a while, which I think was good for him.
Anyways, so yes. I'm still tired as heck, but I think things are looking better.