Happy New Year everybody! Yeah, the holidays are totally crazy and overwhelming for me too. It seems like starting Oct 1st all i focus on is holiday plans. My son's birthday is in the end of oct so i spend all that month planning the bday party (I totally overplan for fear of procrastinating and then not having a party, lol), then Halloween (we made costumes this year), then I'm planning the Thanksgiving dinner and planning all the wonderful gifts I'm going to make for Christmas (yeah, that works never).
Last year I actually did pretty well, I got the Christmas letters written and mailed before Christmas, I mailed out framed family pics to parents and grandparents (and most of them arrived BEFORE xmas!), and i made two homemade toys for my boys and a little girl that we always give xmas gifts to.
This year though....with being in my first trimester I ended up not getting any of the homemade toys done, I did make a tutu for the girl and a no-sew fleece blanket for my dh (with power rangers fabric, lol). I didn't get any xmas letter written or cards mailed out, and the new family pics and frames are sitting upstairs still...*sigh.* At least i managed to get all the shopping done (we only buy gifts for our kids and each other, so shopping and wrapping doesn't take us too much time), and i wasn't up too late on xmas eve. Now i just hope we can actually put this years Christmas video onto disk and get it mailed out soon...along with last years, which still hasn't been put on disk either. D'oh!
I got You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy!?
in the mail a couple weeks ago, i haven't started reading it yet but I'm excited! I've been to busy researching birth decisions and reading the Twilight series again (dh got it for me for xmas).
I've been taking a lot more vitamins/supplements now that I'm pregnant, I want to have the healthiest, happiest baby possible. My last baby was so so fussy and high needs...it just about drove me crazy. Anyways I'm taking a hypo-allergenic foods based prenatal and extra calcium blend, a neuromins DHA supplemet, cranberry pills, ginko biloba and probiotics. I need to start taking valerian root again, I haven't been sleeping well lately. I'm also trying to go soy and dairy free in the hopes of preventing an extremely fussy baby (last ds was fussy because of alergies/sensitivities)...but it's So hard. The hardest things for me are the things that have tiny amounts, butter and soy sauce. I just can't seem to live without some kind of butter spread, but all the margarines have soy! So I'm going with small amounts of butter right now, since soy was the bigger culprit.....And i don't even really like soy sauce, but there are just three recipes that i can't imagine living without for so long and they all have soy sauce in the ingredients list. Waaaa!
So on Christmas Eve my 4yo ds started flippng out about what will happen after we die. He wanted to know for sure that there would be another life after this! I told him that it depends on what you believe and explained a little bit about some people believing in afterlife and about the idea of heaven from other religions...but that wasn't good enough, he wanted to know for sure. Come to find out on Christmas day...he thought we were all going to die once Christmas was over! Once I explained to him that he would see lots more Christmases he was ok. He said he got the idea that we were going to die from "a book in his head." Oi! Pointing out that he remembers last Christmas and lived through that one helped too, lol.
So, that's a bit of what's going on/been going on here. Hope everyone's having a happy new year!