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#361 of 602 Old 06-12-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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three days ago, I started a reply, and got distracted. . . the computer shut itself down, and wouldn't start up again until yesterday morning, so here I am.


oy, there go three sirens- I hope it doesn't wake Milo- I just got him down for his nap.

anyway- Mamabohl- you totally made me laugh talking about escorting a small person to the bathroom every time he needs to pee! Henry seems to think that's what I should do, so I've started shamelessly rewarding him with chocolate when he goes upstairs and pees by himself! : oh well. Glad to hear about Trevor's wrist not causing problems.

I often pretended to play with Henry (and now Milo) while really reading instead. Those cookies you made sound really good! I tried an albanian pork dish the other night, which must not have been too awful, becuase DH ate the leftovers for lunch today!

oy- more sirens!!!!! You'd think that with three days of no computer, I'd have accomplished something, but did I. . . . NO!

Journeymom- I actually like your quote, although I could take that to the Nth degree( like everything else! ) and really stress myself out. I am very hard on DH sometimes, because I tell him things like that, and what's in my head is, "If I can improve myself with all that I've got going on, then by golly, so can you!" : It doesn't usually help. Oh and ITA about the time management thing, no. possible. way. I just can't account for all the possible variables!


OK, Maggirayne- I'm sending you really strong labor vibes : so you can quit your nesting! you're putting all of us to shame! (JK )

Those labor brownies sound wonderful. . . why is everyone suddenly baking delicious chocolate things? :


1littlebit- Maybe a routine would be more successful for you if it was a looser routine? Like, a list of what normally happens, and then where chaos/lost time tends to occur, insert, 'laundry' or 'tidy X room' or 'see wish list' ? (aarrgghhhh! sirens again! ) if it's too scheduled or too detailed when you mess it up you'll feel like crap. If you do it the other way, whateveryou accomplish will feel wonderful, and it will hopefully inspire you to do more!

I think Habits are hard for us to form. . . it's a hard start to get one established, and then the tiniest thing throws it off, forever. At least that's been my Experience.



for myself- it's been quite an unsettled week(s). Mom and Dad are finally back home in Mexico, and Henry went for an overnight with his Nana and Popop (DH's parents) . We had to put the car in the shop for some expected and unexpected repairs, whichj meant that DH drove the car down to the shop last night and then ran back, and walked down this afternoon and picked it up. We are blessed that we could do the necessary repairs now, when we still have some tax refund money, because it cost about 750 dollars. but it's paid, and in cash. : Now I can look at what we have left and possibly-
go to the eye doctor (me)
go to the dentist (me and Henry- although medicaid might cover that- I'll have to check)
I think I need to schedule an eye exam for Henry too, three years old is a good time, right?


I'd like to buy another wool cover since I like the disana one I got so very much. I felted it up a bit right away, so it neverdid need a 'break-in' period.

We're trying to get the crib set up to move Milo too. l DH and I must be very noisy sleepers, because I am sure we are waking him up at night. When he naps in Henry's room, or if he falls asleep long before I want to go to bed, I'll put him in the pack-n-play in Hen's room, and he sleeps sooooo soundly! At 8 months : he hardly needs to be nursing every two hours! But I need to put away some outgrown/wrong season clothes and vacuum in there first.

I also need to clean and vacuum our bedroom, and do some heavy weeding, and replant some things in the garden. Those are my big things.

Tomorrow- laundry, and garden. and maybe the bedroom.


Happy weekend everyone!

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Grr, had a post all typed up, and it wouldn't let me post it, and I copied and didn't get it pasted before I copied something else.

No baby. But a lovely night's rest. And DH is home so ahhh! It is a beautiful Saturday.

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Sorry you lost your post!




I am having impulse control problems today- particularly in the opening my mouth when I shouldn't area. :




urrgghhhh.

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Hey. Haven't been around for a while. This moving but not moving SUCKS. I just want to be in our new house, and not have to step over all our belongings walking through the house. Grr.

Feel better, Heidi. And Maggirayne, sending labor vibes. I know how frustrating it is being past your due date.

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I know how frustrating it is being past your due date.
I think a study should be done about ADHD moms and over due babes!

Mine were all over due.. what? Do we just space off the hormone that trigger labor? Procrasitinate it until the last minute because we know it is difficult? Get so distracted by the pretty pretty flowers that we forget to have our babies?
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maybe ours take longer too cook?




thx smee- I'm so angry right now I feel sick.

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Ohhh, Heidi, I'm sorry. I hate those days. That's when I go pound my fists on the bed.

Yeah, it's not so terribly frustrating, as much as, it's so weird feeling like it could be any minute and next week all at the same time. Which is just weird feeling.

But it's feeling more imminent today. See my thread in May DDC, lol!

I've missed seeing you, Sara!

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Maggirayne's in labour! :::



just thought you'd all like to know!

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Will keep her in our thoughts! Beautiful birthing and baby mooning!
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Alyse has good news this morning but I will wait and see if she wants to be the first to share it.
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We have an adorable baby girl! No name yet, 7 lbs. 2 oz., 20 1/4 in. long. Born at 1:05 am, took 9 hours. A fantastic homebirth!

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congrats!! So exciting! :

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Congratulations, and good job, Mom!

Oh, and time to edit your signature.

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Yeah! Can't wait to hear more, make sure to post a link here so we can find it!!! Jessica

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Yay! Mazel tov!

Heidi told me @ Toby's birthday party, and I was all :

Happy babymooning!





(And now I want another!)

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congratulations!! now if only i could convince dp.... o and find a way to go off meds...since i sort of need them


Mamabohl i live in VA too!!
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Hello Everyone!


I've gotten nothing done this week, but here's my wish list-



clean bedroom
assemble crib
finish washing diapers (I have a stink problem )
cut DH's and DS's hair
weed garden



then- here's the house list-
keep up w/laundry & dishes
keep clutter down.


That's all the 'housework' I'm going to attempt this week- Oh crud!!!!!!! Henry's birthday is Friday, and the IL's are comeing so I DO have to clean the house! : Hmmmmmm. . . .

I guess I'll just have to do all the housework AND the big projects. :


Bleh.



Maggirayne- How's the babymooning? I'm jealous! :

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Last week was the first week of summer vacation for us and we took things really easy. I didn't make plans for anything, just kind of checked out for a while. I should know better than to do that, by now. My son's birthday is on Sunday (Father's day) and I have NOT organized a kids' party yet! :

Time to take a look at the calendar and figure something out.

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I got to meet Abigail this morning! :::

She is so sweet and so tiny! I always forget how little they are until I get to hold a teeny tiny newborn. My kids were very cranky or I would have stayed longer, but we did get to visit a little and see what a great big sister Elisabeth is already. "Hi Corbin, I have a baby!" was the first thing she said to my 4-year-old when we arrived.

Back on topic, I think I combined my Adderall with too much caffeine this morning, and I am feeling kind of manic and doing LOTS of things I am not supposed to - that is, procrastinating on the internet instead of WORKING on my JOB.
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pookel- I'm jealous! Give that baby kissesfor us!I love babies. . .sigh



journeymom- Oh. My. Goodness. Father's Day! I forgot! Add one more thing to that list. . .



The whiole problem is, There's a wedding on Saturday that I kinda have to go to. So, Father's day, amd Hen's b-day,. eclipsed by a wedding. Ok, OK, I'
m glad for my friined who's getting married,but geeez! Did they have to do it THA weekend? :

sO, Heny's B-day is getting pushed back until I can plan something, well, the kid's party part is, we're havinga family celebration(just Me, DH, Hen and BB) Friday Afternoon.

I ordered a cake, and balloons. . .oh, I think I said that already!

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sooo for those of you who don't take medicine .... how does that work? i don't think i would be able to do anything ever... but i know people do it and i want to learn so that i can actually consider getting pg again
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Mamabohl i live in VA too!!
cool! What area are you in if you don't mind me asking? I'm in the hampton roads area, on the penninsula.

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fairfax right now and we are probably buying a house in manassas pretty soon. i don't know much about VA. how far away are you?
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Rofl, we've been looking at pics of Elisabeth after she was born, and my apt is so much neater. Of course, having a birth pool plopped in the middle of the living room and the midwife and MIL coming and staying was very motivating.

I'm not really on any routines, DH does the dishes, but I do really work at keeping the laundry up, since it is caught up.

I want to make a meal plan. And I need to get out the old laptop and look at that schedule I made up.

I'm a piler. So dealing with hotspots is going to be my biggest bugaboo. That and just getting off my butt. I liked the "set a timer for 10 minutes and attack XYZ." i get too distracted and float from one thing to another.

Going to start writing my birth story.

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Kid parties are easy. Food + outside = happy kids. Don't fall into the trap of scheduling games and stuff to do and don't have your kid open up their presents in front of other small kids. Meltdowns and parental b!tchiness can ensue.

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Funny ADD story/lightbulb moment....

If I don't put my laundry away (meaning into drawers/closets) as soon as it comes out of the dryer it *will* sit forever in the baskets. Once I reach a few baskets of folded, clean laundry I get so overwhelmed that I start stressing big time about a the task.

I'm at 3 baskets of clean laundry, plus laundry in the hamper waiting to be done. Two days ago, I bought some unfinished furniture for the playroom and set up shop in DH's garage stall. I've been out there, sanding and putting poly finish on and realized, whiletalking to my therapist today, that basically it's a huge avoidance project. I've undertaken this huge furniture thing just to avoid my freaking laundry situation. I could laugh or cry, I don't even know.

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Bluestatemama you just pinpointed my current problem! i have three baskets of clean clothes and i keep meaning to put them away but i think about it and its just so much and well yeah... you know how it is. i have three baskets right now as well... the washer and dryer are working on my fourth :
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Ugh. DH and I are bad at that too. (laundry)

Heidi, I love my new cleaner stuff! Thanks!

DH and I spent our free night cleaning our disaster of a house. Well. I spent the night. DH cleaned for about an hour and then wandered around the house going "I'm bored of cleaning." : I kept giving him ideas, but he wouldn't do any of them. He finally disappeared into the basement for the rest of the night with the baby. Whatever. I got lots of cleaning done.

I appreciate that he helps at all, but I hate that he does things like spill a gallon of water on the floor while washing dishes and LEAVE IT THERE. I ask why, he says things like "because I didn't clean it up" which isn't really an answer. He did so many of those kinds of things tonight, I was being really passive aggressive and saying things like "No, no, don't worry - someone else will finish/clean/trash that." I think he's mad at me now, and I know I'm mad at him. Grr.

At least the house is clea for his parents to come over, right? Even if we're not talking....

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