hey..charlotte..in the mall there, there's gonna be an awesome kids consignment sale soon! maybe in september? its in an open spot in the mall..an old store or something. You can get all the stuff you could ever need in there!
hey! i'm reading along too. just not much to add. i have a headache, i have two days till hilgers family comes, i have a lot alot to pack, but no motivation. i mean, today i swept all of the rooms, vacumed the rugs, folded laundry, and did new laundry, did the dishes, went to library hour, breakfast, lunch, dinner, when am i supposed to pack?
some exciting news though- my brothers girlfriend had her baby tonght!! she was 8lb 2oz with tons of hair- named Paige, which is really sweet b/c my mom almost named my sister the same. the mother is only 20, but really smart and motivated. her dr. was pushing for an induction for no reason (her dd was sometime this week) and she was telling him nononononnooo- so yesterday he told her that she didnt' have a choice! i think that these dr.s should loose their licences' But, luckily, her body had its own say and after some terrible back labor and a last min. epidural, she had the baby. i wish so badly that i could go see and hold her! oh, maybe i do want a baby....
but we have had that conversation. goodnight ladies.
sorry i've been mia. my mum was visiting. she left today and ds started daycare today. here i am crying into my tea. : this is so hard. i hope it gets easier. i think what makes it bad is because i know i don't "have" to go to school. it's my choice and my choice to put ds in daycare so i feel as though it's all my fault. ugh. sorry to come back on such a downer. i'll try to catch up later. to all!
so far... i'll test again on friday if AF doesn't come tomorrow.
Anne, how is DS doing at daycare? Sorry you're feeling crummy about it, but you can look at it this way: you'll feel more fulfilled if you allow yourself this time to go to school and you'll be a better mama for it!
You guys, I need to vent a bit because I can't IRL.
A family friend of ours just had her first baby a couple days ago. She ended up having a c/s because of "failure to progress". The baby's fine (BIG baby) and all that... but I just feel so disappointed about the c/s. I just saw her birth photos and it all seemed so medicalized... everyone in hospital gowns, hair nets, face masks... the mama strapped to the bed... and maybe this is just a coincidence but there were no breastfeeding photos in the album... you'd think that there would be... and another thing that bugs me is that the baby was just born and then there's pics of basically every single relative holding her and only one or two of the mama holding her. It just seems all wrong to me... thank God I didn't have a hospital birth and thank God my family stayed away for the first couple weeks, mostly. I'm just so grateful for the birth I had when I see what the norm is. Ugh.
I just feel bad for my friend, but maybe I shouldn't because maybe she's happy with what she got. I think a lot of women just don't know that it could be so much better.
Also, I was told that the nurses took the baby out of the room to let the mama sleep, but I'm worried that they gave her formula while she was out of the room.... or did other nasty stuff to her (like vaxes... I've heard of that happening) ... and I just feel bad bad bad about the whole thing... but of course I have to put on a happy face and say Congratulations! Lovely pictures! When really the pictures are a horror show.
I'm around. We were in Cleveland for the weekend (hence the visit with Melissa) and then it's been hard finding time to get online this week. I need to get everything ready for going back to school.
mcs you would appreciate this: the miles show is so fun! danny and luis were very cute together, two little blondies with curls.
nancy- funny you should ask, i have no swedish genes. but DP wanted to give luis the name Olegunner! from some swedish soccer player. wait, i just googled and he's norwegian. ah well. it sounds swedish to me.
mcs- good luck packing!
anne- i will be singing the same tune. luis starts daycare sept 5th! yikes!
selena- eek, glad i never had to go through that. i hope the mama is happy with her birth at least.
I'm around too. Reading of course Not much posting. I'm working lots on Elaina's baby book... dunno if I've mentioned this here but since I didn't find one I was satisfied with I'm making my own using Adobe InDesign and am going to have it printed and bound by a mama in Argentina So that's where all my free time goes...
Selena - that sort of thing is hard for me to deal with to. One of my friends is pregnant and I got her A Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, and So That's What They're For - she says she would BF, but she is going back to school like within a week or two or giving birth - this is her last semester. Anyways I tried to convince her to at least bf the baby the first few days, for the colostrum, but I'm not going to do any more than that. What really kills me is the thought of the baby being cared for by someone else for its first five months Makes me sad. But that's her life and her choice...
Hope the PG mamas are feeling ok.... and how fun to see Luis and Danny together! Michelle, did you ever decide if/how you are gonna change Luis's name?