Annie - somehow I missed the whole progress to planning post. Huh? Well, my friend, I say you are one smart cookie, looking out for yourself, your babies, your future. I'm so sorry that H. isn't more understanding and workable. Jerry and I have been down that same road. But he doens't mistreat me that bad, just never seems to 'get it' and I get so frustrated. I've threatened to leave a few times, and each time it seems to be both less effective and hit home in a way that talking doesn't. He just DOESN'T get it. It's sad. I really applaud your stamina for pulling it along this far. Muleish, for sure, but also committed for your babies and for 'family', which is something worthwhile. I'm just hoping that until plans get realized, you and H. can live together peaceably. Do you think he'll move out w/out argument? Is he just waiting for you to call it quits? Guys can be SO lame... They can also be the brightest stars ever. Even the lame ones
Your babies are SO beautiful! Mak's smile just melt my heart. Viles is looking so pretty and happy. All in all you and H. do make beautiful babies, so it was somehow worth the pain, kwim? And that scarf looks yummy!! What color?
Laura - WAHOO for YOU!!! What a great two days!!! Lots of nursing, and even NAKing!!! Ori also doesn't put up w/it. No nursing, just baby at keyboard and then...all is blank. You have really stuck with it in a way that you can forever call an achievement! YAY!!! We're excited about six flags too
Jeni - hang in there mama!! This overtired stuff doesn't last too much longer (seriously, it DOES end). Your diape is so cute! Do you buy your PUL through the coops? Also, you should think about switching to Boiron teething or Chamomilla. I've heard that some babies react to the lactose in Hylands...not sure that's going to help, of course, but if you can find the Boiron, it might help a little. Poor you...poor little Bea. I hope you both have a better night tonight!
Az - 'come on over - we've got ac CRANKING!!! ahhhhhhhh...
Nicole - Will is STUNNING! I can't even believe that little fella has been through so much! He looks incredibly vibrant and healthy. WOW MAMA!! You are doing SOMETHING right (read:mama milk to the rescue!)! Sorry we don't get to see Em. We have a bunch of photies of Beca with scratches, bumps, bruises etc. She was so active from such an early age, there wasn't much help for it, really. Photies, but not portraits LOL!
Lisa - sounds like you've got a handle on the crankies at your place LOL! I do that to Jerry, too. Some days he just needs a little extra snooze time, and then he's much more helpful around the place. Thanks for the laugh, too! Much needed. I am so not into my body right now, and having to wear a bathing suit for so many hours and try to nurse semi-discretely is not fun. I'm not enjoying it at all. Luckily, there is good shade at the pool, and Ori really doesn't seem to like the water at all, so I'm kind of off the hook. The whole time we were in the water today he kind of stuck his head under my arn (in the sling) and stayed there like a little birdie. The water wasn't too cold, not WARM but not COLD either. huh. actually, as a little one beca didn't like the water much, etiher. Now she's a total fish! She did a real dive off the diving board today YAY! Anyway, I think unless it's really super hot all week I'm not going to spend my time/energy on bathing suits.
Karen - 'see' you when you get home! Have a safe flight, and I hope that Luka is ok...sending healthy vibes to you in LA!
Mary - Is it getting dark there at all??? Enjoy your week w/babe!!! You seem pretty spirited over there, too :LOL
Ok, off to read and sleep over here. Take care mamas, Hugs to all and healthy sleepy vibes too! Andy