Stacy, congrats on the little girl! I hope the remainder of your pregnancy goes smoothly - so glad your DH will be home!! I have a friend who lives across the country, whose DH has been here looking for work to move them back to this area. He left when their newest was about 2 months old, and they just all got here for a 2 week stay this weekend, almost 2 months later! I go crazy very fast without my DH here to help, so I am just in awe of your being able to hold down the fort so long! I can't believe how big Alex is!! Iain is pretty small and can sometimes still wear 2T.
Though they're getting short, finally, at 3.5!
Beds: We're FINALLY going to get a King!! DH and I have had a queen that's now at least a dozen years old, and KILLS my back now. We have the crib side-carred to it, which helps a lot, but we can still be stacked solidly across, with DH (who's 6'5" and big), 6yo DS, baby, me, and 3yo DS, occasionally in that order if Iain is good enough to get settled in the crib so we all have a *little* more room. If they try to get in bed before I come, there's no chance I'll find room!
: So a King, especially in a lovely natural latex bed, will be a VERY welcome replacement!!
Becca, how exciting!! That's awesome that you will be able to do law school even with two little ones. My dream is still to go back to school and finish a degree, but for now I'll live vicariously through folks like you!
Ashley, I'm so glad that there is an opportunity for you to move back to Seattle! It sounds like a great situation, all things considered. I'm glad you and your DH are consciously working together, even though it's a tough spot to be in! And Thor sounds like SUCH a sweetheart! Wow! (Okay, except the farting noises!
: Meg! It's great to have familiar faces like your on TBW!
Though I'm trying to avoid the FSOT over there as much as possible these days!
My boys are SO big! I can hear the squeak of Judah's knees as he crawls along the tile floors. He's only 7 months old!! And crawling perfectly now. In the last week he's gone from doing it sometimes to doing it all the time (on his knees). Iain (my Sept '04) is getting more communicative and just generally opening up more. It's so neat to see! He's very grown-up in his speech most of the time, but also has wonderful kid-isms like "willn't" instead of "won't." Now, if he'd only be a bit more obedient and not quite as talkative/playful at BED time, life would be good.
My 6yo is officially homeschooling but we've done a lot of "unschooling," too. I love working with him, and he totally loves it. Still working on routine and schedules, though, which has *never* come easy for me.
But, hey, I'll put my money on him against any public school Kindergartener, any day!
We're off to IKEA tomorrow with some friends.
Haven't been in ages and my list is getting loooong.
Now as long as my kids don't come down with what DH has by tomorrow, we'll be good.