Re: co sleeping, we just co-sleep with baby in bed with us. I do own a Moshes basket and a pack n play...One holds toys the other holds blankets and clothes. I suck. lol
I need to start transitioning Dodi to the pack n play or mattress on the floor next to us because we are going to need room for this little one on the bed!
Jonesies- I remember that from my last DDC. Some lady was saying that in Canada they can't reveal the sex due to lawsuits? Different, huh.
For zumba I have done these two work outs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvbn3V-Ptoc and this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzm3jO_yQno
LOL thats all I can handle of that in one work out! Then I move to some pilates or yoga or walking or bellydancing or...you get the idea. Zumba is a blast and since I danced bellydance for years it comes easier to me than it should...Still...out of breath city! I'm not in the best of shape, but I am trying so that is what counts!
Sunkist - I am just grateful that your home was saved and you're all ok. I understand the worry over the pollution. Perhaps hanging wet sheets over open windows? That will help to filter the particulates as well as the wind blows it, offers cooling for the house. It's the poor persons version of a home made swamp cooler. Another thing to do is to cover your windows in rooms that don't need to be particularily lit up..It will keep the sun from coming in and making the house as hot. Just temporary hick advice for hot summer days with no A/C or air contamination outside.
Ask me how I know about this. LOL
Yesterday I had a terrifying incident. This is long so I won't take offense if you're busy and don't read! Remember i live rural where social interaction with adults is limited. LOL
I took the kids to the bookmobile. Living rural from bigger cities (we live in a regular neighborhood, just far out from major cities) we order our books online and from all the different libraries in the area they bring them in. LOVE the library system up here - but that's not what this post is about!
Anyways, I took all the girls down - we collected our books...and I started chatting with the driver. The girls asked if they could roll down the hill in front of the bus (its steep and grassy and less than 6 feet from the bus). I said 'sure'..
Driver and I are yapping, I'm running after Dodi who is toddling around...I look up and see my 6 year old is gone.
No one knows where she went.
We looked EVERY WHERE. Inside the building upstairs, all around the building, on the bus. I become absolutely FRANTIC. I mean this is the busiest area of town with people coming and going and just a couple blocks from Hwy 101 which is a major Highway!
I start breathing hard as the adrenaline starts pumping, I am frantic..I can't even TELL you all how terrified I was. Worse yet my DH had told me the night before that he had a dream where he was on the front porch and I was talking to someone and DH started crying saying "I just want my girls back"...
Of course that crossed my mind in my panic! I thought of the stories in the last year of a couple of the little girls picked up by..well, you know. How could I tell my DH? Should I send my 8 year old to run home to tell DH or should i have her watch the baby? What should I do? Should I call 911? Where was my baby? etc
5 minutes had elapsed by this point..
I was just about to have this guy call 911 when I hear one of my daughters saying "I see her! There she is!"
OMG. Seriously. I had no idea how hard I was breathing and how much running I had done (up the stairs and down, all around this complex etc) until I saw her and then all of a sudden my body felt like it had been hit by a mack truck.
She comes walking back with Daddy! Apparently she became 'bored' and decided to WALK HOME BY HERSELF.
Now, it wasn't terribly far from home. No more than a city block- a very busy parking lot, a steep street with limited visibility and a long shaded path with not a lot of traffic other than teens out trying cigarettes or skating - but that was most definitely not the point. She would not be allowed to walk home by herself even if she had asked - no way.
I won't repeat exactly what I screamed across the parking lot when I saw her (UA VIOLATION!) but man...Last night when I opened the watermelon we had bought specifically for her earlier that day I just could not help but cry. I just kept thinking "What if...?" If she had disappeared I would never have ate that watermelon remaining hopeful that she would be home soon to eat it. As long as some people wait for their children to return, it would have wound up thrown out. Sounds crazy, but just little things.
Reminded me how much is taken for granted.
I was having contractions and stomach upset all night and did not sleep at all last night.
Anyways, 6 year old is now to wear a leash in public until a time in the future yet to be determined. I've never had a child over 2-3 have to wear a leash (even my daughter with autism) but after that incident - I don't care how much protesting I get. She messed up, hardcore!
It is no wonder I have so much gray hair!!
Tomorrow is the ultra sound appointment. I really hope and pray baby is healthy and wonderful. I think I guessed boy when we first did our guesses, but just for the record - I'm stating girl! lol
I figure I know how to do one thing right and I have so many cute hand-me-downs. lol