Hey all, long time no talk!
Ian and I are doing great. I just have NO computer access - well, maybe access twice a month or so
- so we are never here anymore. It sucks.
I am loving being Ian's mama. He is such a doll. He's now going on 11 lbs! He's in the 40th percentile for weight and the 25th for height - up from the 5th and 10th percentiles!!! He's blond with blue eyes and is starting to coo and smile; it's great and it's so fun to see him get all excited to see me and respond to my being goofy with him. He sleeps with me very nicely and I can honestly say that I am not sleep deprived yet (yet!, knock on wood). He finally figured out nursing so he's doing well - he's nursing every hour and a half to 2 hours during the hot days now, LOL and every 3 at night. He's sleeping in the sling as I type this
We're cloth diapering part time - I'm not as thrilled with it as I thought I'd be, frankly. Nothing so far fits him right - he leaks or poops out of everything, which makes me less than enthusiastic about cloth, lol. He's really long in the torso, short in the legs, and diapers just slide off his nonn-existant butt... he has Plumber's Crack all the time, LOL!!! I am also laundering at a laundrymat, but it's not as difficult as I thought it might be - what's another load when you're already there? It IS a chore, however, lugging four bags of laundry AND a carseat AND the soap/cling free sheets etc inside! Oye.
I am desperately trying to find out ways to work from home or find a nanny position. I think I have a couple of leads - pray that one of them works out because I do NOT want to return to my corporate job. I've used up my disability leave AND my all of my personal vacation days - I'm on unpaid leave starting Monday and can stay out until the end of September, when I have to return to work or quit officially. I do not want to put Ian in daycare for 11 hours a day; I cry every time I think about it or visit a daycare or preschool to check out the facilities. I'd like to find a nice duplex with a yard and babysit kids myself and keep him home, AND start up my crafts business... when I start posting my soaps on E-Bay, I'll let you all know! It'll likely be the 1st week in September
I'm madly making soap right now, hehehe. Anyone wanna buy some soaps?
The hospital bills keep coming in, and the insurance reimbursements do not, so I'm stressed over the money situation. Plus I'm on unpaid leave starting Monday, so there is no more income coming in at all. I'm really stressed about the situation, but am trusting the universe to provide... kinda
What's the saying? "Trust in God, but tie up your camel." Yeah, that's it!
I am hoping to unload some Star Trek autographs and memorabilia on E-bay, so pray they sell well and I can buy a 2nd hand computer and hang out here again
Anyway, hope things are well with you all and I miss you.
madison and Ian