Is it almost February yet, cause 23 PAGES of posts is just too dang many to keep track of! I'm trying....And, of course, I love hearing about you all, and it has been a big month for us. Maybe what I'm wishing for is a quiet month for the May Mamas. Is that possible?????
Welcome back, jstar. We feel ya on the vacation sleep issues. Our trip to Phoenix went pretty well, actually, but getting into a sleep groove with both kiddos was tough. G had probs not with constipation but the other extreme. Must have picked up a little GI bug. He's okay in all other ways, but had to wear Pull-Ups on the ride home, just in case.
Family loved seeing the new baby A and G was just glad to have so many people around who enjoyed his stories and talk of race cars! Getting together with family always makes me wish we lived closer to them. Perhaps we can change that with the next move.
Renae-I'm so envious of your weekend! Sounds great.
els-you're definitely in my thoughts anyway, but especially later today
I received "Eat, Pray, Love" as a loaner from my sister. Haven't started it yet, but want to. I've seen her on Oprah numerous times.
I know I'm missing lots of personal responses, but I do want to answer the questions posed and I don't have much time.
username: I'm so creative...it's my actual NAME! No one calls me Jacqueline in real life, though. I've always been Jacquie. And Jockey. And Jack. And Jack Attack. So, you see, I've never loved my nicknames yet I really like my given name that no one calls me. Tried to use it when I started HS, and then college, but Jacquie just sticks.
how I met dh: we met the first day of college, but he was dating another, and then he dated another, and another. We were just friends. Then our good friends started dating, so we were kind of left together many times and our friendship grew into more. He's my first serious boyfriend, first kiss, first everything. We met 17.5 years ago and just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary a couple weeks ago.
pets: two cats, Oliver (10) and Sarah (7.5) Very mellow cats that are often neglected.
kids: two (in my siggie). And that's it. I always figured we'd have 2, and it's worked out well with one of each!
hobbies: kinda like TC said....I'm a doula, too, and tend to gravitate to birth-related books, mags, and videos. Again, not doing the doula thing now as the two kids are plenty. I love movies and Netflix (currently we're viewing the entire "Office" series) and reading a variety of books. I also enjoy cooking (especially baking). I love doing crossword puzzles, too, and am gradually working up to being able to complete the Sunday NYT puzzle on the same day it's printed (without cheating). Oh, and dh and I do the Jumble together each morning. Kinda geeky that way.