Ok, well, a new day has started and I'm taking Nicole's advice and doing just one room at a time, with a goal of 3 rooms today. Last night dh did some kitchen stuff and helped fix the car (a little), and I hung out and read a book. Nicole, could you bone me up on what happened on Survivor? I forgot it was switched to Wed. this week.
Had a good night last night, although for unknown reasons Ori didn't want to go back to sleep at 11pm. Weird, because he usually just konks right back out. so we were up for a while. not crying or anything, just awake. Problem began when he wanted to nurse back to sleep about 30 min later but there wasn't gushes of milk (he'd nursed for like 40 min on each side!), which he likes for his bedtime snack. So it was ugly for a little while, but I got dh to bed him down and all went well. He didn't sleep long (till one-ish), but then after a good feed he slept till 5! TMI??? Sorry. It's nice to blab the details to a captive audience (and of course we can always skip over the boring parts of each others lives, too!
Thanks for the leg idea on the soakers, Lisa - I don't know if it would work on this pair, because they're not a hand knit type (Lana brand). I'll look into it with a friend who sews over here -whom I never get to see, but whatever. Eventually he'll fit them. We'll just have to power through this low diape. time and use up the sposies that were given to us (three BAGS full).
Lisa - good luck in P'bugh! I was born there. Not that I've been back in 36 yrs., but hey - them's my steelers! I hope the car trip goes well. We've gota long one coming up on Monday (to NYC, and back on Tues if all goes ok sleeping...I have my doubts though).
Oh Heidi - if you're reading this, dh thinks you could get that pic. of your dh holding Iris inside his robe into New Beginnings, because it looks like he's nursing her! :LOL
Just to revisit the bc discussion for a quick moment, have any of us tried the natural rhythm method? There's a popular book now, Taking Charge of Your Fertility (or somthing along those lines) that is supposed to be really good. Any thoughts?
Karen - it's hard, this recovery time. My chiro says the lower tummy muscles take a long time and we have to do exercises for them specifically to get them strong again. they hold up so much of our bodies, too. You go get fixed, honey. You've got a big family that needs you strong!
I watched a bit of that Ripley's too - the part with the 6'8" 12 yr old who met Shaq in LA. I thought that was cool. I'm glad I didn't see the twins. I get creeped out really easily by stuff like that. And my dh would be all over the grossest parts of it, too. ugh.
time to get cleaning for a while. Caio mamas!
PS - I second the shiver smilie! Let's suggest it!