About going to the temple: my friend reminded me that you don't have to do a whole session; you can do just a few names of initiatories or something, so since Saturdays are just crazy for us, dh is going to take a morning off work and we're going to put our big girls on the school bus and then go to the temple. I'll do about 4 initiatories and he will take care of the baby, and then I'll take care of the 2 little ones and he will go do a session. He always puts his spirituality aside for the family, and I try to encourage him to go sometimes, but he has cancelled 2 trips since the baby was born. I think it's like a year since he has gone to the temple, and I can tell he (and I) need to go. It's not like he's trying to get out of it or anything--those times the kids have been very fussy and needy, and he always says, "well, I'm not going to leave you with such sad fussy kids."
Oh, and intro:
I'm Becky, I have 4 kids, dd, 8, dd, 6, ds, 2 1/2, and dd 4 mos. Drewsmom used to be in my ward and we miss her
. I do a lot of music stuff in the ward (piano, organ) but I had to ask to be release from one little calling because I didn't have enough time for baby care between Sunday responsibilities, and I play for choir practice after church. It's still been hard--I don't know totally what to do about all the things. I even nursed dd the last 15 minutes of church, got her all happy, dry, full, etc., and she still fussed for the last 1/2 of the choir practice. Oh well, there are a couple of new keyboardists in the ward, and maybe we can distribute the piano responsibilities more evenly ... *they* don't have babies!
I love to sew and CD and finally had a wonderful home water birth (still working on the story), and I'm all excited b/c of a discussion I had in the mother's lounge with another new mom, she ordered the starter pack of Motherease CD's! And found out we have a lot of other stuff in common... she kept saying she might offend me, but when I went to her house (she watched ds) she had dollhouses and dressup clothes and handmade wooden toys and was like the epitome of Waldorfy education stuff that I love (not the anthroposophic stuff that feels not quite on spiritually, but the letting-kids-learn naturally and gently aspects of Waldorf). She's very gentle with her kids, and brings her Boppy to nurse every Sunday.
Okay, that was way long for intro. I never know exactly what to say. Welcome to all the new moms and the ones who came back after not posting for a while!