Thank you to everyone for your input. I really appreciate it from everyone’s perspectives. This is a big decision and I don’t want to make it without doing all forms of research…including talking to my girls!
: I have decided not to do it. After some research online and talking to all of you, I just can’t. I thought about trying it, but the thought of having that stuff in my body for 3 months with no way to turn it off or get it out really freaks me out. I suffer from endometriosis and have had other seriously horrible hormone/injection treatments for that, so I know what it is like to be a raving lunatic and wanting to escape your own skin. I have no desire to go back there. I also had to take progesterone when I was TTC in order to get my period to come back because of all of my endo treatments and IF we ever TTC again, I don’t want to have to do that either. Thank you all for your suggestions. I am going to have a serious chat with DH about it and talk to him about the polyurethane condoms I think. Right now I’ve been better about my mini pill, but he never wants to DTD when we’re in the right “timeframe” for the pill and we end up P&P anyway…ugh. I don’t need this aggravation!! Anyway, I wanted to say thank you a million times to all of you wonderful women for sharing your wisdom and opinions with me!!
I hope you feel better soon. Our whole household was all mucus all week…it was gross and uncomfortable. The teething train still has not left the building, but the mucus is gone…hopefully yours will be soon too
: HAVE FUN TONIGHT!!! If your baby is anything like mine, she won’t cry as much with DP when you’re not there. I’ve surprised called DH just to make sure. It is a “mommy” thing I think sometimes. I hope you get to go. Like you said, you need it (and you deserve it BTW!)…I hope you go and that you have a great time. I love his song “Lullaby”…I sing it to DS sometimes mommajb:
on the coffee “challenged” story. My DH often wonders how I ever learned to make coffee after having coffee at my mom’s house!Katie:
Congrats on all the $$...that is awesome!!Jeanine:
Sorry about the computer training. Does DH know how you feel about working? Owning your own business is a whole family undertaking sometimes. I hope it works out Heidi:
Welcome! Abigail is such a beautiful name! I’m so sorry about your arm though, that has GOT to be a challenge. DS was a spitter too…big time, for a long time. The ped diagnosed it as reflux, but the meds and all the ideas he suggested never worked. He just seemed to have to grow out of it, and he eventually did. We started “real” solids around 6 months and have just kept adding since. That said, anytime DS has a tummy problem, either puking or diarrhea, we back down to EBM and crackers, then go up to the BRAT diet, and finally back on solids. That said, we’re on an EBM day…ugh. I think with introducing solids, you just have to follow your babe’s cues and your body’s too. It is different for everyone.Forestry:
We miss you mama!! Glad the kiddos are doing well and enjoying your travels.
Well it has been a busy weekend so I apologize for not writing in sooner. I left a bomb of a question on the board apparently and then disappeared…sorry ‘bout that!
Yesterday we went to Mighty-Mama’s DS1’s 3rd birthday party. Noah seemed to be having a really good time and, as always, I can’t believe how big both boys are getting. Poor Gavin is fighting a nasty head cold combined with teething…his whole upper lip was bright read and chapped. I suggested a fragrance-free wipe to clean up his runny nose because tissues and napkins just seemed so rough, but he was positively miserable. Of course, all I could think was, “That boy needs his mama.”
I miss her so much. His uncle got him some Tylenol and about 30 minutes later he was his old self…oh that and we stripped him down. Jack had him bundled up like a snowman in the 80 degree heat! Here are some pictures of my LO and Gavin…Gavin is the one in the diaper. I tried to get some of Noah, but he was everywhere at once…it was his party after all…and he refused to sit still.Gavin & MartyGavin & Marty…chubby legs abound!
DH and I came home and weeded our front garden…raked, bagged, pulled, shoveled…I am SORE!!! Today was laundry, laundry, and more laundry…I swear it never ends.
Oh and on LWAB…this is a fun one, it involves poop, so how could it NOT be fun?! So a week ago I was getting ready to give DS some yogurt. He had been eating soy yogurt for about a week after the ped said it was ok. I figured it couldn’t hurt since it was soy. Well my mom said some sort of nonsense about regular yogurt and nagged to the point that I tried giving him the baby yogurt made with milk. I was sick to my stomach as he drank it and yep…about 30 min later he got diarrhea sooooo badly. My poor baby. So I vowed no more diary!! Fastforward to yesterday…DH is eating string cheese and guess who is begging for a bite…you guessed it!! DS ate one small piece, then two, then four. I just bit my lip. The poor baby got diarrhea again before he went to bed. Then when he woke up this morning he was COVERED in it – the sheets, the blankets, his PJ’s, his hair…it was EVERYWHERE!!!!! Holy
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. I have spent the whole day nursing him back to normal…literally. That’s it…I’m SO done listening to people!! I’m sticking my fingers in my ears and never taking them out!!
On a happier note…this
is what I caught DH and DS doing this morning when I came down from my shower…just further proves the notion that we should not spend money on toys!
to you all tonight…thanks for listening to my rant.
: sweet dreams mamas!