Hello ladies, poking my head in again. I've missed you all!
I skimmed throught the April thread to sort of catch myself up... Wow! So many happenings it seems, new babies, etc, etc... so exciting!!! I'm going to use the following excuse for not doing any personal responses this time: "I've-been-out-of-the-loop-so-long-that-I'm-overwhelmed-at-all-the-fabulousness-goin-on-here".
Although I will of course wish a Splendid Birthday to Lisa, Sol and Lily! I hope you all had a simply wonderful day.
And Happy May Day to all!
Well I don't have much of a good excuse for being so uninvolved, besides having some weird family issues and just being in a sort of yucky mental state for the past ~18 months.
: (Details to follow on the yg when time permits.) Amelia's father and I are still together and expecting our second child on Thanksgiving. (I prefer just giving a general due date, like "November", but since the official date happened to fall on a holiday, it's kind of fun to say.)
Anyway, our marriage hasn't exactly been stable lately, or ever I guess... as you may recall, but with the new little one on the way we both decided it might be worth it for both of us to put forth a valiant attempt, because we both realized that up to this point neither of us really had put forth a serious attempt. At least not simultaneously. I think I am sort of skeptical about the outcome of this attempt, but am super-excited about the new baby, as is Amelia.
Amelia's doing well, she had been going to a great small daycare/preschool part-time while I was going to school part-time. I just started working full-time and am holding off on school until I graduate from the (8 week long!!!) training program. She was able to go just a couple days a week for about a year before going full time which I was really glad about. I was a nervous wreck about the whole full-time daycare thing for a while because she has such a sensitive personality and responds, well, *slowly* to change. But she transitioned very well and I think is actually doing *better* with her time away from home now that it's more consistent.
I canNOT believe my baby's turning three!!! Exciting, but a bit bittersweet I suppose. We won't be doing anything spectacular (again) this year, just heading up to visit my parents and siblings. Amelia always gets so excited to see her grandparents and aunt and uncles, so balloons and cake with them is party enough for her.
We'll probably take her swimming, her favorite thing to do with them; they're all competative swimmers/lifeguards/swim-lesson teachers and they're really great with her in the pool, she has a blast with them. Also I'm excited because this year is going to be a "book birthday", with nothing but books as gifts. I'm supposed to be putting together a wish-list/gift registry of books for her but I haven't had time yet to do much research in that area yet.
Oh dear. Do any of your kids have books they just couldn't live without that you think every 3 yo should have in their library?
Well I suppose I've babbled enough. I'll try to keep up with y'all as best I can... which might not be very often, but still. Toodles!