Okay, let's see if I can form more coherent thoughts than I was last night
Joey's birthday: There's been some tension about this. I don't want a HUGE deal. First of all, she's only one, she's not going to appreciate it. Second of all, she's only one, she's easily over stimulated and that leads to a messed up nap routine, which leads to a grumpy baby. Babies shouldn't be grumpy at their own birthday parties, should they? Besides that, we've got TONS of room in our backyard (1/2 an acre or so)...but we do NOT have tons of room in our house. So if it rains, we're screwed. AND, I really do not want to cook for eight billion people.
Paul's sister and cousin both had huge birthday parties for their pumpkins. Paul is competitive. So, he's bound and determined that this party will be bigger, better, stronger, faster.
: We have huge families. My mom is one of five, and each of her siblings has a couple kids, her brother has four of his own, and they have families of their own, etc etc etc. Paul's parents are both one of four, same sitch. So, we're looking at a STUPID amount of people for a freaking birthday party.
And the amount of gifts....plastic toys, noisy toys, clothes that won't fit her (she's still in 6-9 mo stuff, at 10 months)....just makes me shudder.
I was considering registering at Toys R Us.
Anyway, that's the deal with her birthday. As far as a cake, I plan to make either the carob cake that my best friend made for her son's first birthday, or a carrot/pineapple cake, along the same vein...recipe provided by same friend, but found here on MDC.
I'm trying not to stress about her party. It's important to Paul. I don't know WHY it is, but it is. So, I'm just kind of going with the flow.
Speaking of "going with the flow"
:....Did I tell you guys I got AF back? I'm sure I did. Well, she lasted a whole day and a half. So, my cycle is still freaky; but at least it's making progress. As of last night, we're actively trying for number two, despite Paul's previous assertions that we're not ready for another baby yet.
Grace, I love reading your posts. You're a sunny person.
I'm blessed to be able to count you among my friends.