You gals make my day.
Elsanne, wow. I read all this in the space of minutes, and feel the whirlwind. Glad it turned out ok - let us know the final result.
Meg - shoes, proposals, oh my. Sassy and sweet.
Jacqueline - thinking of you, mama. I wish your new city was PDX so we could hang out and create community IRL...
Sherri - here's lots of house-selling vibes. How could they not want that beautiful dwelling? It really is amazing how different housing prices are depending on location. You would NOT want to know how much my falling-apart, no-foundation, fixer could fetch in PDX.
Speaking of, DH has been hard at work putting up a roof-thingy and arbor-thingy on our back deck. I am so proud of him. It looks great. I am starting to feel like our house is actually going to look cool someday. Those PDX mamas can attest to how it looks now.
We currently have a fruit-fly problem. It sucks. I am trying to clap-kill them right now as I post. Sucks.
So I am kind of having an epiphany. I've been in school to be a midwife, right? I like pregnant mamas and babies, right? Well, a lot of nurse-midwifery is well-woman care, basic gyne-stuff. I always thought I'd be the catching-babies type, not so much into the nuts-n-bolts vagina stuff. But, the last few lectures we've had on it have really interested me. I find that I'm interested in the personal aspect - like, how to talk with teenagers coming in for their first appointment, etc. I remember way back in the way back when I was 16 and coming in for my first birth control pills...that nurse practitioner really respected me and made me feel normal, KWIM? I want to be that kind of practitioner. Anyway, just thought I'd share.
Maybe emmalola can relate.
DH is upstairs putting Lily to bed. We've started an official "routine" of reading 3-4 books and telling her she can do the rest in the past week or so. As in, she can read some more, lie down, whatever. Just has to stay in bed. Some nights are fine; some are whiny. But I think she's starting to get it. That we're not *punishing* her, but that it's just normal to go to sleep by yourself. Last night was great - she just said, "Good night, Mama and Papa" and went to sleep. Awesome. I hope it continues. Probably won't. These are the things that they don't tell you when you're pregnant...
I love you all - house-selling, new-house-living, gestating, new-babe-having, TTC-ing, internet-addicted mamas!