lilmamita - I think you have the right idea by just saying to your partner what you said here - that it was out of character for you, but he was also out of line by laughing (god, that burns me up too, thought it's usually not DH for me, but a friend who does this).
cmu204 - Good on you for trying those intensives! It's a hard call whether to try it now (when you're already tired/exhausted from pregnancy) or whether to wait until you have a newborn in the mix. It's a hard one to balance, especially if you don't know your newborn's personality yet, KWIM? My thoughts are with you whatever the outcome!
Serafina33 - Gold star for you for taking the kids to a theme park! I couldn't even imagine doing it right now, but today it's like, 94 degrees F here and crazy humid, so that may be adding to my whinyness on the subject. I don't handle humidity well AT ALL. Which gives me even more empathy for lilmamita, who surely must be dealing with bad humidity too in Central America, right?
nettlesoup - I feel like I haven't seen you in awhile! I am sorry you're feeling down about the pregnancy irritation. I lost my temper at my older DD yesterday and spent the afternoon feeling guilty. On the flip side, I think she'll remember the cool play area you're designing more than a few snippets of short temper. That cleared woodland area sounds divine! A fire pit has been on my "to do" list for a few years, and I'd love to hear about the results. Marshmallow roasting isn't the same over a sterno can.
tillymonster - I hope chiro helps your hip pain! Mine began last week as well. I found a good prenatal massage deal on Groupon a few weeks ago (two prenatal massages for under $60) so I snapped it up and my first appointment is tomorrow! I cannot wait. I love spending days with my kids, but when I think about that massage, they'll be lucky that I slow the car down to kick them out at my in-laws!
AFM, DD2 began her speech therapy this week and we're really happy with the therapist so far and feeling much more confident in DD2's abilities and skills. Tomorrow is the aforementioned massage (oh please, yes), and I am strongly considering getting a haircut. Story time; gather 'round!
For the longest time, I had short hair and I loved it. Like a longish pixie:
Then, I get to this phase where I see these lovely girls with stellar looking braids on Pinterest and that coupled with spending money on haircuts every 8 weeks; I start to think "I should grow it out". I spend 2 years growing it out and then it gets to about the length I have it (pic below) and I get too hot/sweaty/humid and I think F THIS NOISE and I hack it off before it gets to braiding length.
So my mom thinks I need to suck it up and stay the course and grow it out despite kvetching. My hair is straight and thick and doesn't hold curl or even a perm. I love the way the girls stroke my hair right before I go to sleep and if I blow it out, it looks lovely and poufy. However, I'm tired of doing nothing more than putting it in a ponytail or a bun every day and it just looks, meh. I got tons of compliments on my hair when it was short but when it's long, I look just like every other girl who has medium straight hair that just hangs there...
I'm thinking of either going back to the aforementioned (and afore-photoed) long pixie, or doing the Victoria Beckham inverted bob from years past, but there is concern that the inverted bob will look too matronly or like Kate Gosselin. (top photo is Posh, but I'm not going blonde, bottom photo is random Pinterest girl who has a cute crop)
Honest thoughts or opinions?!?!