Katt: Sending ELV's your way! (Being optomistic for you!) I hope things start for you soon!!!
Mamabeth - have fun apple picking!
What an intelligent ds you have!
Trijosie-mama: It must be difficult aith a new baby and a house guest, but it sounds like you're doing well!
EVERYONE WHO HASN'T HAD THIER BABY:
- Hang in there! The last few days/weeks are the most difficult part. In a nutshell - waiting sucks!
Everyone who HAS had their baby (or babies!): How are you feeling? How long did it take for you to feel "normal" again?
Today is my first help-free day. Coren is 6 days old, dh is at work, the kids are home with me and it's been a roller coaster of a day so far. I was up w/ Coren at 4, dh and kids came downstairs at 5:30 and we went out for breakfast at 7 - I REALLY needed to get out of the house! Breakfast was great - the kids loved "taking Coren out" for the first time! Coren even pottied at Friendly's (we're ECing - I held him over the toilet). Then, still feeling relatively good, we went to Salvation Army Thrift Store. The more walking I did, the worse my hips/back were, so we headed for home pretty quickly (I'm having massive back and hip issues still
). Then I took a nap w/ Coren and woke up to the phone and to dh running around getting ready for work because he didn't pay attention to the time. He didn't bother saying goodbye and dd had a major fit because of that. I called back the person who called and gave her the OK to stop by in the next hour or so (she brought me a meal, some toys for my kids and some other stuff!). In that hour I convinced dd and ds to put clothes on, cleaned up the house a bit, nursed Coren, pottied Coren, and then I flipped on the TV to see if there were any updates on Rita - to find out that the water in my town is contaminated and we have to boil it for the next 48 hours. UGH! Called my sister - she's going to drop off a couple of gallons of Spring water on her way home (she lives in the same town!). Then my friend arrived, and my day vastly improved. Lots of food, gifts for me, Coren and my kids
. Her son and my kids played very nicely for over and hour while she and I sat and chatted. She left and I called dh at work - he'll pick up more water on his way home - and will be working first shift on Sunday - which means I have to get the kids up and ready for church, bring them to church, then to my parents' house (dh was supposed to do all the driving and helping with the kids Sunday). We need the money - but I need his help! Ugh! But, the good news is - Sunday night dh is driving me to a local mexican restaurant where Coren and I will be hanging out with a bunch of mamas, eating good food, sipping a margarita and having a great time! And tonight after dh gets home, I'll have a Guinness, pop in a movie and relax for a while as well! Oh...and did I mention that dd fell asleep at 3:00 - when she naps, she goes to bed late and tonight is not the night for her to be going to bed late!!!
Not sure what my plans are for tomorrow, as things were so
today! Dh leaves for work at 4:30AM and gets home at 3:30 pm - LOTS of time for me to try to entertain my kids! I wish my body didn't hurt so badly, or I'd take them to my grandmother's house - I have the energy, but not the hips/back for it! Am I "supposed" to be driving yet? I remember hearing somewhere that you're supposed to wait a week or two after having baby but don't remember the time frame or why...???
Gotta go heat up dinner - I'm starving and just realized I didn't eat lunch!!!