Here's a question:
-Did anybody here wait until after they were married to dtd?
-How many people wake to an alarm clock (an actual one, not your baby) every day?
-Is everyone here actually married, or just together in the Biblical Sense?
-Did you get your hair cut short (from being long) at some point after you had this, or any other, baby?
We have the alarm set in case of oversleeping. I'd say it gets used 50% of the time. On my days off and weekends, the baby is up super early. Sigh. It's only the days I have to get out the door early that everyone is tough to wake up
We are actually married - 4 years in April. And yes, DD1 is 3 in January. Go ahead, I'll wait while you do the math. But I assure you, she's legal... just barely!
I haven't varied hair length in some time, but since Rachel's birth I have embraced my natural hair style. Normally I blow it straight and iron it. It's frizzy at best on its own but with a little "product" I can make it somewhat curly. The advantage is that I can leave it to dry on its own, which cuts about 12 minutes from my morning routine
And in regards to dh being the first (wow, btw), what I wanna know is, was he the last? : : : : : : : :
I'll answer all those questions in a bit. We just got back from DH's "big V", and he's to "stay off his feet". So I'm going to wait on him hand and foot for a while. I don't mind, but I'm really having a hard time not GOING OFF about how I was so not waited on after I pushed out all those babies.
*sigh* just such a difference in perspective sometimes...
Speaking of how did it go, how did Ethan do at Grandma's?
I could still use more diaper bag recommendations. Somebody said a backpack. Are you talking a regular backpack or a diaper bag backpack?
Ok, so I'm thinking now that I haven't been pregnant in 5 months, I should probably change my siggie.
We have an Eddie Bauer diaper bag which works really well. It has a pocket in the front for cell, keys and wallet, pockets on the side large enough to hold my water bottle, and a good sized midsection with an inner pocket where I store dipes, wipes and the changing pad. I was able to fit two sets of diapers and clothes for both DDs when I was carrying diapers for DD1.
Speaking of water bottles, anyone still really really thirsty when they start nursing? As soon as I get DD latched on I start craving a large cold bottle. With DD1 I was pretty sure it had gone away by now...
Laura, my first DD didn't roll until she was almost 6 months and she didn't have much weight to heft. DD2 is very purposefully rolling and has been for over 1.5 weeks. I think kiddos are just different, no worries.
Typical day at our house:
Wake up, nurse DD2 while DH gets in the shower. Then change dipe and get her dressed. Hand off DD2 to DH - get in shower. DD1 usually wanders in around this time, usually she's dressed though she may require some help changing her shirt or pants as her matching skills are not fully developed
Get dressed. Go downstairs hoping DH has made coffee. Gulp first few sips of coffee greedily. Mmmm... ahhh, that's better. Eyelids can stay open on their own now. Throw lunch stuff in my bag, put ice packs into pump bag which has been prepared the nigh before. Put bottles for DD2 and ice packs into her bag and lunch into DD2's bag. Gather laptop, purse, etc. Hopefully choke down a bowl of cereal if there's time. If not, grab premade breakfast from fridge leftover from the weekend (pancakes M-T, eggs Th-Fr) Leave house by 7. Arrive work at 7:20. Run around like a chicken without a head for a while. Pump. Run around some more. Go visit daycare at lunch and nurse Rachel Drive back and hope for good parking space. Work some more. Pump. Leave work shortly before 4 and pick up girls. Arrive, nurse DD2 Change poop that she has inevitably saved for me. Gather her stuff, get DD1. Go through leaving routine including multiple visits to multiple classrooms around the school, reading of books in lobby, petting of stuffed animals in director's office. Bribe DD1 into the car with a snack. Hopefully a peaceful ride home with music and snacks. Arrive home, begin preparing dinner that DH or I hopefully remembered to thaw before leaving the house Stick dinner in oven, play with DD1 Warm up leftovers from night before for DD1 and get her set up at the table. Then some more DH arrives home, usually by then it's Rachel bedtime. Take Rachel up for bath Rachel goes to sleep. DH handles DD1 bedtime ritual.
Work at home:
No rush to get out. Nice breakfast, I start work early while puttering around kitchen. I pick up the girls at 3.
Everyone gets up early to have nice breakfast that mommy cooks. DH leaves for work. Mommy goes to chiropractor, then we all go to story hour at the library. We stay for a while, do the art project for story hour, pick books, frollick with other kids. Then home for lunch and nap. Sometimes mommy lays down too if DD2 is cooperative. Then we usually have a playdate in the afternoon. Sometimes we ditch the library plan and drive to the museum/ aquarium/ what have you. Naps are in the car, lunch is on the way or on arrival.
Weekends: Anything goes!