, DH is finishing up his Bachelor's degree right now (well off and on, but at some point I'm assuming he'll actually finish!) and wants to go to grad school in Australia. I've checked it out a little bit & it seems like there's a lot of pharma in Melbourne, which sounds pretty cool. BUT like Natalia said, I don't want to move there without checking it our first, and money is so tight that that might not be possible. I dunno. Big scary changes I don't want to think about.Amanda
your nanny situation sounds difficult. I don't think it's a bad idea to keep looking around at other options. Depression makes people unmotivated b/c life and everything in it seem hopeless and pointless. It seems like someone who's not depressed could do better interacting w/ your baby, IMHO.
that's a huge step, firing the maids & taking over cleaning yourselves! Congrats & good luck! I wish we could have people come over every now and then to clean. I swore I wouldn't be that crazy first time mom who tiptoed around her sleeping baby, but dangit, she's so hard to get to sleep & put down! I don't want to undo all that work by unloading the dishwasher, kwim? I can't wait til the Ergo works better for us, but it's still hard to do normal stuff w/ a baby on you.Natalia
I was going to suggest that we get together when you visit Florida next month (if that doesn't sound weird or creepy) but you'll be about as far away from me as you can get & remain in the same state! Doh! You'll have a great time, though. The weather is great in March, especially in the northern part of the state.Elizabeth
congrats on getting the extension for the house!
: your DH gets a job soon.Pie
when I was reading your post I just realized that I'm basically a SAHM right now... and I suck at it. You're so right that childcare & cleaning are separate tasks. Poor DH is doing a great job these days, even picking up slack where I leave it. He'd rather do pretty much anything instead of take care of DD when she's having a fit. I can understand that, but for some reason her crying bothers me a lot more when I'm not
holding her than when I am. Is this a mom thing?
Today is DD's 3 month birthday. And coincidentally, she was conceived a year ago today.
Weird that she was born exactly 9 months after conception. We have good days and bad days, but at least we have good days! I actually took her to the mall yesterday and met with a friend of mine for a couple hours!
She cried some but there was a lot of background noise so I wasn't too freaked out. Now I'm more confident about taking her out again.
Sorry this is getting so long - one question. I've heard of the 4 month sleep regression but did anyone go thru a period around 3 months where their LO just stopped napping? I can't really complain b/c she sleeps great at night (where's that wood to knock on?) but she gets overtired & cranky when she doesn't nap. Our routine used to involve naps of varying lengths basically every time she ate, or at least one every 2 hours. Now she'll doze off while milk drunk for a few minutes & be rarin' to go again. I think she's going thru a growth spurt - could that be a factor?