So i've had a bit of a weird few weeks.. i have been spending a lot of time with some friends who are just wonderful.. and so supportive.. an ive sortve fallen into seeing one of them.. its nothing too serious at the moment (altho its clear he likes me more then just a little bit, hes being cautious with the whole pregnancy thing) but i guess its just lovely to have someone giving a damn about me. I didnt tell him about the pregnancy at first (because i didnt expect it to go the way it did) and then when i didnt tell him i found it hard to tell him later, but eventually when i did tell him instead of being angry like i expected,he was wonderfully understanding about it. He is polar opposite of my ex.. and he has been kind, and talking to me about the pregnancy, holding my belly and stuff, and i guess its just nice. Its the one bit of pregnancy i've been so jealous of people doing it together, because of being able to share it with there men. And i know hes not the dad, but its nice to have support from someone who seems to care not only about me but the baby aswell fingers crossed i guess.. this weekend we have been putting up the christmas tree and just having a wonderful time making my house christmassy and lovely. I sortve cant believe my lifes trying to go right again. I'm not sure exactly how i feel atm, so i'm just taking things as they come, but im so greatful to have the support .
Whos got there christmas decorations up? also do u have an advent calender? i have a chocolate one for now but me and my friend are making each other persent filled ones for each others christmas preesents its quite exciting (im such a child!!.. its not for me.. its for the baby )
We have our tree up with lights (it's artificial), but no ornaments yet, maybe this weekend! I want to get a wreath for the front door and put out some pillows and other Christmas decorations around the house. Hadn't planned to do lights, but I might change my mind as DD is loving seeing all the lights on people's houses. I may have to get an advent calendar as I am sure DD would love it!
DD had some diarrhea this weekend, yuck, lots of not fun cleaning up messes and she didn't feel well. She seems better today, but we'll see! DH got the basement about half painted and we had some junk dudes come and haul away the rest of the stuff we don't want, only cost $188 and got rid of a ton of stuff and they came in and hauled it from the basement and garage without us having to do anything except tell them what to take. Was well worth it especially since DH would have had to do nearly all the work himself if he had done it!
Since it was warm this weekend, I did a test of the carseat install on Saturday while DD was sleeping in my car and then DH in his. Verdict: not good. They do fit in my car and his barely, but getting kids in an out and whatnot is going to be a huge pain in either car and would really work better with a seat in a 3rd row. My car does have a 3rd row, but getting to it is not super easy and putting up even half will eat into a ton of our luggage space and we need that luggage space for various reasons. We only planned to have 2 kids total and based our car purchases on that, now I am really wishing I had pushed DH more on getting a minivan. I love my car (Acura MDX), but I think a minivan would have been more practical and now we are seriously considering trading my car in for one for ease of getting them in and out and comfort of the kids. Looking at the Honda Odyssey as I love Honda and they have the best rated for 2012 and that is what I would get if we get it now since they'll discount the price quite a bit since the 2013s are out. I dunno, we're thinking about it, but I have a feeling that's how it will go. Then DH and I would just trade cars to drive the kids around, at least until DD is in a booster and the twins are forward facing as then I think we could fit the seats for that in DH's car and make it work decently. Would appreciate any thoughts folks have on minivans!