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#451 of 454 Old 01-31-2005, 04:18 PM
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We're backing off on solids for a while. R's tummy is just so irritated, and she is telling me she isn't really interested and I haven't been listening. Sigh. I feel really down about it. Possibly it is the lack of sleep, last night we were up for over an hour getting some gas out, which is really unusual for us. She's conked out really early for her afternoon nap, so she'll probably need a catnap before bedtime. She must be as tired as I am.

Thought of all you mamas with older kids today--I was in line at the post awful and this woman I've run into a few times was in line with her sleeping baby and older child, and had to ask the older child several times not to wake the baby. As I was leaving, he finally succeeded in waking the baby up...
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Isn't kid free time just wonderful? I'm thinking about Erin's baby free time that she spent cleaning/organizing. I sometimes stay up till 2 or 3 in the morning on the weekends just so I can have some in-my-own-zone time to do little projects around the house. In a perfect world, I'd need no more than two hours of sleep every night. Then I could get plenty of alone time.

So last night I stayed up later than everybody else to get a little more work done. When I went to bed DH rolled over, smiled in his sleep and said "We're going to have another baby" in this sweet voice and then starting snoring. I know, I know, I've said over and over we won't make a decision about another child until Flora is 2. But I feel so conflicted about this. DH REALLY wants another child. I REALLY question WHY he feels that way. I feel like we have our plates FULL! I still feel like 2 is a good fit for our family. I don't know. I mean, I don't want to deny him the family that he wants. But I can't help feeling like it's me that shoulders the majority of the workload that comes with that family. The thought of having to figure out how to take care of one more person is just so overwhelming for me. I know that I'm not going to make this decision today or even in the next year. It's just on my mind b/c of that dream he was having.

So I'm also feeling like my house is out to get me. But that's a long story and suffice it to say that I have several months out of every year that I feel this way. Owning an old home and not being a fixer-upper type person is really expensive. I wish I'd known at 23 what I know now. I think if I'd realized my/DH's limitations, I probably would've never agreed to buy this place. But it's telling that I feel guilty and like I'm cheating to even give that thought voice. I think of this house like it's a person sometimes.

Well...got to get moving.
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seedling ~ thats interesting about your DH's sleepy talk because one of my friends was over last week and she brought up the 'when's the next one' issue. her ds is 13 mos and she said she's been getting it a lot lately.

she said she doesn't feel ready AT ALL - still getting to know this one is now her standard response to the question - but her DH is really pushing for #2.

he travels like 75% of the time...yeah...he's home 25% of the time. she is essentially a single mom and she's like WTF? YOU are ready for another baby?? um what about the mama whose taking care of our DS 24-7 while you are traveling for work.

i'm on the other end...i'm starting to think about #2 (a lot) and DH is like...whoa...let's take it slow...what's the rush.

anyway...can you believe it's february!! i'm going to start a new thread. back to post a link in a sec.

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