Karen - we are sailing the same rough seas! My monkey starts to rumba and hiccough every time I get my feet up
! It's slightly annoying, but so is waking up too early, and that wasn't their fault, specifically (ok, the pee thing is related, but the not falling back to sleep part was pretty much just me).
Jess - I'm really sorry about your grandma too. I do wish I still had a grandparent around... and knowing that dh's mom is on her way out is so sad ... one less grandparent for these little ones. sigh. The intergenerational thing is just totally irreplaceable!
On shaving: I shave my pits 'cause I like to. It mostly gives me something to do while the conditioner does its work. Otherwise I start to look for mold in the tiles(eeeeuuuuwwww). that's all I do. Dh doesn't shave much either - he's a hairy bugger! So I guess I feel like it gives me free reign.
Interesting note...if anyone remembers a long while ago I asked about names, and mentioned we were thinking about Reidar (or Ryder) as a name for a boy... well it turns out that the doctor of choice around these parts (low abx, and permissive on no vax) is a Dr. Reider! Well how we gunna name our kid Ryder now!? Can't, in my opinion. Dh still likes it best and hasn't found any other boy name he likes as much. So if anyone has good recomendations, I'm all ears!
Had our mw's over today for a home visit. There is now a hitch. There are two main mw's and one trainee. I love the two, but I don't love the trainee. I just don't get a great vibe off her. I DO love the doula, who is also the massage therapist (not the trainee or mw). She is open and honest, she works hard, she's really great with dd, and she's into being a part of the flow, not the center or the facilitator...just part of making this happen in the best possible way. She's not really included in their world, though...maybe because she's young and has a pretty busy, chaotic world. She's made it clear to me that she really does want to be here, and will come when I call her... So how do I tell the main mw's that I just don't love their choice of apprentice? I'm thinking I'll just keep my trap shut for now, and give her (the trainee), at least, the opportunity of attending the birth itself. I can always tell the mw's during the birth that I would prefer them to do the hands-on work. I don't think they would be at all upset by that. I guess a part of me wants to be kind of selfish and say 'hey - I didn't ask for this person to be at the birth! Back off, honey!' but I don't really feel so strongly that way (or against the trainee) that it would be necessary. any opinions?
On that note, Lisa, I would be honest with your mw and tell her that you REALLY don't like the back up. She may have another name for you, or she may have some other trick up her sleeve to help get over some hurtles... if you don't try, you'll never know!
Jesi - thanks for the knife idea! I'm heading over to the mall tomorrow anyway. I think there's a kitchen type store...maybe I can find dh a knife rack (the kind that go on the wall with a strong magnetic strip...he's mentioned he wants one of those!
) and maybe even a butcher knife to go with it. YEAH!!!
Jess - I feel the SAME way. I'm so SICK of people needing a DATE (my parents are the worst!)...I'm just
though because people want to know for their own reasons. It's nothing to do with us or our babies...sort of a bummer, but hey, people can just be selfish sometimes! Even when they think they're doing it to be 'nice'.
tonight I watched a completely :Puke display of x-mas gift crapola! Dd's dance class had this grab bag thing, and it was SO gross! I won't go into details, but I had to spend about 20 minutes after it was over disuading dd that this was a good thing, and why, and NOW we have to live with some horrible bratz doll thing... ugh! 'tis the season!? Give me a BREAK!
I'd better go help dh fix the christmas tree from Pisa in the living room. Fell over twice and we ended up at WAL-MART to get a new stand for it. No place else had one left. 5 stores later, there we are at the self check out buying it and furtively trying to hide behind the register ... with this big ole belly that's a pretty good challenge! LOL! Take care all, andy