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October 2013 Chit Chat - Page 132

post #2621 of 2728

I don't have anything exciting to add to the conversation...  I am EXTREMELY tired and it is not due to lack of sleep.  I am wondering if I am anemic right now (I get anemic easily and usually always have iron on hand but I am out and will have to wait till next pay day to buy more)... I just want to sleep...  the weather is lending itself to the cause but I am waiting for FedEx to drop off Eli's Strider bike :):)

 

Congrats Joanie!  I am so happy that life will slow down a little more for you and that you will be able to stay home with Sora more...

 

Nicole, I am sorry about the stupidity with your job offer being pulled.  That sucks big time that you are still paying for something you didn't actually do.

I haven't been able to keep up so well - so I know I missed a whole bunch of you!  Hello!  Hope you are well jumpers.gif

post #2622 of 2728
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Originally Posted by Autumnshades View Post
 

I don't have anything exciting to add to the conversation...  I am EXTREMELY tired and it is not due to lack of sleep.  I am wondering if I am anemic right now (I get anemic easily and usually always have iron on hand but I am out and will have to wait till next pay day to buy more)... I just want to sleep...  the weather is lending itself to the cause but I am waiting for FedEx to drop off Eli's Strider bike :):)

 

 

So.. could the fatigue be from pregnancy? I don't think I saw if you got a blood test or not.

post #2623 of 2728

No Becky I actually didn't end up doing the test since my AF returned... almost 3 weeks late. So I know it isn't that :)

 

Eli's Strider bike arrrived.  I am not sure who is more excited:)  I think I am since he doesn't really know what it is!  We have to wait till next week to open it though.. gah!


Edited by Autumnshades - 10/30/13 at 1:50pm
post #2624 of 2728

Ah! I guess I missed that part too...

post #2625 of 2728
I'm around. Just reading along. Had a really rough day yesterday. A climb back into bed without eating breakfast and refuse to get out kind of day. Followed by a hide in the car and bawl my eyes out for two hours kind of day. And then have a fight with my BFF, accuse my sick DH of being a bad dad, yell at my kids kind of day. Then fall asleep at 8pm and not get out of bed until 8am the next morning.

I feel less crazy today. Tired, and still weak and shaky, but way more rational. My BFF is sick in bed today, so I was over there making tea and making her kids lunch, and snuggled my sick DH and told him he is an awesome dad who just needs a few more tools for his parenting toolbox (he's a yeller, and the kids don't listen to him AT ALL), and played with my kids.

Trying to move some money around so I can get a plane ticket. I'll be gone for 5 nights. Poor DH is having anxiety attacks about solo parenting for that long, and I feel awful.
post #2626 of 2728
JeeZe Kirsten, like you really need an illness circulating on top of everything else! Hang in there. You are in my thoughts.

I've been typing that last sentence for an hour so I'm sure there's 15 new posts.

Here is the tattoo:

post #2627 of 2728

Nope, we're quiet tonight. The tattoo is great, Ash!

post #2628 of 2728
Thread Starter 

Wow, cool tattoo, Ash!  What does your dd1 think?  Do you already have one for your ds?

 

Kirsten, sorry for the rough day.  I can't imagine what you're going through right now.  I hope things start to improve quickly.  ((HUGS))

post #2629 of 2728

:Hug Kirsten, I'm sorry you're having a hard time.

post #2630 of 2728
I have the least excitable children ever, they were like "yeah nice mom can I go play?", but B knew it was her name and was excited. I got both other kids' tattoos when they were about 2 also. DS is on my back.
post #2631 of 2728

My first mission when I'm home with Sora during the days is to get her on an earlier nap schedule in hopes she'll fall asleep earlier at night. I'm going nuts with her later bedtimes. I used to just get by okay with 8:00. I was spoiled. Now it's more like 9:30 and I want to scream. I need alone time. DH is at work. Grrrr. No end in sight.

post #2632 of 2728
I'm sorry Joanie, I get the alone time thing. Your mentioned you were having some issues with the daycare, I meant to ask- what's going on there? You were SO very happy with her a bit ago.
post #2633 of 2728
Joanie, keep the same time, it will move up an hour Sunday. We used to do 8 in winter 9 in summer, so same body clock, different clock clock. Winter bedtimes are easier all around, with the sun going down so early.

Ash, nice. Where on your back is your oldest's?
post #2634 of 2728

Well, the daycare thing is very unfortunate because it's largely out of the DCP's control... but DH and I started feeling that some of the other kids were becoming a bad influence on S. She started coming home mimicking so much negative behavior. The DCP is going through a marital separation that is as far from amicable as you can get, and her 3 year old is acting out really badly. Something just seems different in S's behavior and it started alarming me. Plus, the DCP was leaving the kids in a neighbor's care more often sometimes while she went to appointments with her lawyer. Um, I don't want random people watching my kid. I met the woman, but I don't KNOW her. The DCP took on another baby to watch (now that she's a single mom and needs the money, understandably), but that bumped her up to watching 1 newborn, 3 toddlers under the age of 2 (!), a 2 yr old, 3 yr old, and 4 yr old. I loved the daycare situation so much before, but it drastically changed when her marriage fell apart... and I couldn't get rid of this nagging intuition that it's not right for S to be there anymore. crap.gif We'll at least have playdates with this DCP and S will get to see her friends and not cut off all ties abruptly.

S is going to break the Blu-ray player. Ugh. Time to intervene.


Edited by birdhappy85 - 10/30/13 at 8:18pm
post #2635 of 2728

Okay scratch that, first thing on my to-do list is to put this freakin' small personal TV of Sora's away somewhere.... hidden. I'm sick of her addiction to Spongebob.

post #2636 of 2728

Spongebob is practically the devil, and Dora is the antichrist.  I cannot STAND either of them.

 

And Joanie, as normal as some of those behaviors sound (tantruming, hair cutting, taking off clothes, being generally bratty) for this age, you are doing the right thing by listening to your intuition.  Its nearly always right, and it sounds like in DCP's situation a lot has changed.  You are a very smart lady, and a good mom, for making those choices even if its tough.  Intuition is always the first step to realizing something was wrong the whole time. 

post #2637 of 2728
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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post
 

Spongebob is practically the devil, and Dora is the antichrist.  I cannot STAND either of them.

 

And Joanie, as normal as some of those behaviors sound (tantruming, hair cutting, taking off clothes, being generally bratty) for this age, you are doing the right thing by listening to your intuition.  Its nearly always right, and it sounds like in DCP's situation a lot has changed.  You are a very smart lady, and a good mom, for making those choices even if its tough.  Intuition is always the first step to realizing something was wrong the whole time. 

 

:yeah  From Spongebob/Dora being evil, right down to trusting your intuition :):)  I am glad you are trusting your intuition...it is a good thing to do.

 

I am feeling very grumpy...mostly the gross weather, and just feeling so tired. 

 

I am going to pick up a used pack and play from someone on Friday (taking DH with me since it is safer).  I need it for when we house sit for the nurse that DH works with.  Sucks spending the money but I got a good deal.  Andddddd, we are being paid $500 just to watch her place for a week from Christmas to New Years.  It is in a neighbourhood we have always wanted to check out so there is that, and it will be like a mini vacation:)

post #2638 of 2728

:Hug   Kirsten.  Thinking of you....

post #2639 of 2728

Local mamas, I can meet up just about any day. It will take me about an hour or more depending on traffic to get there, and R is a late riser, so I probably cannot commit to being there any earlier than 11am. November is pretty open for us, just our usual playgroup a couple times a week. 

post #2640 of 2728

Kirsten, ::big huge hugs!!::

 

Joanie,  I agree with Ash, it sounds like it was time to remove S from that situation.  People get to different places in their lives and you want to make sure that your child is protected and certainly not exposed to someone else's negative divorce drama.  It sounds like great timing that you'll be home with her more now.  

 

Ash,  I already said this on FB, but nice tattoo!

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