Ok I am seriously lagging in the social dept with the janulicious crowd. So I'm going to read and reply to just a few, but I did read them all, and I send some of you mental replies.
Joyce - how long have you been on the get skinny fast diet? It might be your vitamins, you could drop them for a week or get on the manu. website to see what's in them. Lots of vitamins have lactose in them.
Laura - do you have a pump bra?
BBLP - yah sadly BRU only has it in white. If you are going to order a color online, I'd go with the EC store, only because it's a wahm business and they are nice. And they have most of the colors.
We have a yellow one, but I'd like a few more. Oh and you can always hit the dollar store, sometimes some of them have generic potties.
ebay - I'm mostly a browser, but I did just buy a "new" (30 year old) sewing machine to replace my 45 year old one. Was going to repair mine because it's gear driven and 10000x better at putting in zippers than any other, but instead I got the same machine that my mom has - she has EVERY accessory for it so I'll need not. I have been watching a lot of other stuff, dipes, cameras (that came in the mail yesterday thanks Annie for the rec), etc.
dipes - well I browse ebay for ideas and once in a while I buy, but I really am not obsessed like *some* people here are! My fetish is for carriers, especially since I've been having a lot of neck/back/shoulder pain with 17# Lauren in the maya. So I'm looking for a 2 shoulder nursable something. Perhaps it's time to suck it up and finish the gauze wrap. And I'm stalking a really cute wool wrap for a friend who is having a baby at the end of summer. Pretty things for little babies
City water - SUCKS here. And they turned it off yesterday for most of the day. We buy 2.5 gal jugs at the discount store (name brand water tho!) and go through it pretty fast.
Yesterday - well evil dh finally pissed me off enough that I had to leave. After the *yawn* I didn't get enough sleep BS I politely reminded him that I hadn't slept in like 8 days and he gave me this whiney "well welcome to motherhood" crap. SO I let him have it, and I packed up Lauren and my sewing stuff and I left. Went to mom's where she played w/baby while I sewed (it's becoming therapy for me) and then I nursed her to sleep during Oprah and sewed some more and mom made me dinner and dad washed my car, it was a really nice time. Then my niece woke Lauren up at 6 by trying to put her paci back in and Lauren totally freaked out - strange person in a strange room and no mama, she has NEVER cried like that before. It made me cry. So I had to scold niece for waking baby, as she was instructed to open the door and look but not touch her at all, niece got snotty with me while baby was still screaming, so my mom gave her a little lecture. It's interesting to see my mom try to raise my niece the way she raised me - except she has no power in undoing all the bad things my nieces mother has done, so it's almost a battle never to be won.
Anyhow, I got my kid calm, and my stuff together, and we went to the ICAN meeting which just happened to be up the street from moms house. The topic this month was "Dealing w/birth trauma and PTSD" and it was SO necessary for me to go. Run by one of the homebirth midwives and an awesome doula, they went through all kinds of stuff and made me painfully aware of how much MORE I need to deal with Lauren's birth. And they gave me some things to try and some new ideas too.
Lauren and I started swim class today. She is the youngest (it goes 3mo - 3 yr) and she was the happiest of them all. We went with very preggo friend and her 19 month old babe, and it was a good time. She is SERIOUSLY tired now and sleeping zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..... last night we got home at 11, and she slept better than she has in a while, I think I might force the last nap a little earler and not let her sleep at 7 anymore. She went from 11-3, wiggled a little, so I got her on the potty and nursed, she didn't pee, did nurse, fell asleep on the potty sitting up, which is hysterical.
Then again at 6 she was still dry, nursed, fell asleep, this time I wiggled her a little and she peed, passed out again. Woke at 8:30, is sleeping now. Seriously thinking about finding a pool we can go to every day if need be, I like tired baby!
Just ate some super grease
: for lunch... mmmm so good, yet so bad.