Annie-- How nerve wracking!! Even though I know you've been talking about starting to get ready for another, I can imagine it's a totally different feeling when it's actually in front of you as a possibility!
Kat-- You can TOTALLY do labor again. You will be ready, even if you're not now. Your body is always ready when it needs to be.
MW-- Can't imagine the up and down it must be every time he leaves and comes home. I can't remember, what's he gone for this time? Hopefully the time will go quickly.
Carrie-- I had to stop looking at birthday stuff and just concentrate on finishing the basement so I have somewhere to HOLD a birthday. Otherwise I'd be in the same place-- house a disaster and party perfectly planned! lol
Ok, so I told you guys a little bit about this spin off "simple living" group my AP group started. She posts one focus task every week, from budgeting to purging stuff or remember to celebrate the season or various other things. Little by little, I think it's finally working. I was just thinking this morning, that I'm finally feeling at a point of... like maintainance. The kitchen, Tenleys room, and the living room, and usually our room, are clean every night before I go to bed. This means I wake up, already caught up. And then I'm just doing little things throughout the day and picking up the messes we make, instead of trying to dig ourselves out from under a mess. I've gotten into a good groove of doing things now, instead of waiting until I 'have the energy', and then it piling up and being overwhelming. It's still taking work, but it's so nice to feel like i have time for me and for Tenley, rather than needing to be go go go to try to keep things manageable. I've been trying (and mostly succeeding) to have everything cleaned before Tenley goes to bed, so that from 830 or so onwards, it's all me time to relax.
Also-- She SLEPT last night!! Went to bed around 9ish I think, up at about 10, and then again I think at about 1130 or so. And then she slept I think until 130, and then came into bed with us, and then I -think- she actually slept until like 5!! I was pretty out of it last night, but I don't remember getting up before then. And then she slept again until 7ish, and then did her nurse-every-10-minutes thing until 8, when she got up. Then she had a 70 minute nap this morning too. And... then she refused to go down for her afternoon nap, but conked out at like 630, and has now been asleep for almost an hour. I'm not sure what that'll do for her night, but we'll see. She had a late nap yesterday too, though it wasn't as long.
Dinner with my mom/stepdad and siblings tomorrow at my moms new house. It should be fun, plus it's a meal I don't have to cook or clean up after!!
Ok, off to eat cake before Tenley wakes up! lol