elsanne, welcome back! I did notice your absence, for what it's worth
And, sorry about your mom woes. Sounds nuts. I send you some strength to deal with it.
And, Sherri, welcome back, too!
Fiddle, I neglected to acknowledge your birthday on the actual day, but I was thinking of you. Hope it turned out decent.
Jstar-glad to hear you're progressing nicely. My visit has been rescheduled for this Friday, so I'll report in with deets then.
EL-your Oscar party sounds so fun! Back in the day, dh and I hosted some fun Oscar parties. That was our thang! This year, we got G in bed, and watched the show via TiVo so we could skip all the commercials. A little different, but still fun to watch. I hear ya on being eager for your mw visit. I was feeling more movement a few weeks ago than I am now, but I do feel an occasional flutter. And, I'm unable to fit in old clothes, and can fill out *some* of my maternity stuff. I'm down to three pairs of pants that I rotate all week.
BTW, I've had Reiki training, too. I *think* I'm technically considered a Reiki Master, but I really only do it for dh and myself and G. Oh, and it's also great for cats (and probably any animal!) Good to know we've got more in our MMF group!
I went to a training session this morning for a state-wide program called Bright Beginnings. I'm now an official volunteer and will make home visits to mothers with kids between 0-3 who request visits. We give them free brochures, books, information, etc. to encourage healthy beginnings for babies and toddlers. Our focus is on the new parents and helping answer any questions or concerns they have about this new phase of their life. It's pretty interesting. So, it kinda tired me out...that was alot of brain work before noon! And, I will be working tonight (as well as three other nights this week) so I made sure to take a nap when G did.
Re: our house buying: we found a house, made an offer and they countered. Then we found out the church wanted to have a little more firmed up in our legal agreement about the money they're investing ($130K) So, we have to cool our heels a little bit while our attorneys finalized the agreement and the church board votes on it (and they want to see any property we want to purchase before we can make an offer). Needless to say, I've never had to purchase a house by committee before, so this a bit trying (especially when we've bought our own homes before). And I really don't want to lose this house! I'm having to trust that if it's meant to be, it will be.
So, there's my long-winded (as usual) update.
Love to all my may mamas!