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#61 of 69 Old 02-04-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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I'm glad the in-laws have gone home. The visit went relatively well, but I think 5 days is my max for putting up with them in my house.
5 days sounds like a marathon! I barely lasted a weekend with a helpful and nonjudgmental mom friend over. I love having guests but it's hard when the baby/family needs so much extra attention.

I spent the $400 on a great jogger and no regrets here. Mine has the switchable wheel where you can use it as a regular stroller as well. I looked for it used but couldn't find one, and if you cheap out on a switchable one apparently they don't work well.
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We took Annika to her 2 month appointment today and she got her polio vaccine, which was luckily not a shot but an oral vaccine, so no crying. In the car on the way over DH was telling me he had a childhood friend who not only had polio, but also only had one eye because he apparently thought putting lit firecrackers in a glass bottle was a good idea. As if the polio and the firecracker accident weren't bad enough, this kid also got into a fistfight with his art teacher in 4th grade, and the school sided with the teacher?! DH has some really crazy stories from his childhood, I tell you.

Anyhow, she weighs 5.5kg, which is about 12 lbs I think. She definitely doesn't look like a newborn anymore, but like a proper baby with chubbiness and all. She's not quite as big as DS was at this stage though.

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no idea what cut I want to get, probably just trim my bangs but if I do something exciting I'll post about it

As for my FIL... he wrote me this email basically guilt tripping me about having a babysitter (because I paid a girl to watch my DS for 3 hours - one time ever- since he has been born).. he also tried to guilt me about depending on family for help and how a babysitter or family support/help would damage DS in the long run (this is coming from a man who works full time, lived in a different country when my DH was a baby and currently has a full time live in nanny to raise his other kids)..

I wouldn't of been so pissed off but I am exhausted and fragile at the moment. I feel super vulnerable and from the minute DS was born DH/I literally both have been with DS 24 hour 7 days a week with the exception this one night where we went 10 mins from our apartment for 2.5 hours for dinner because I was so upset/worn out/run down..

This is the same FIL who sent me a text after DS was born 'welcoming the yuppie baby' because I wanted a birth center rather then hospital birth and then he drops me this email basically saying we have messed DS up because DS was left for 3 hours with someone other then us.

It just didn't make sense, super hypocritical coming from him.. and I am so tired I think I took it much to much to heart and was really upset for a few days that he thought those things about our family.. I ranted to DH for a good 24 hours before writing back nicely thanking him for his 'advice' and concern

he can be such a jerk. sorry.. that was really a rant. I'm tired.

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IH, you're making me grateful that my FIL doesn't call/care .

I notice that people are really judgmental when it comes to babies & kids...I remember my parents' neighbors grilling us and acting critical about DD not sleeping through the night and then finding out their kids didn't sleep through until well past 2yo (DD was 1 at the time.) My FIL has also said that he's never seen a crazy kid like DD who runs around nonstop...so I asked him how my DH was and he said "exactly the same." Yeaaaaah. I'm not even going to get into how HE is parenting his youngest DS right now...or should I say, how the TV is parenting his youngest DS.
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nina_yyc- yeap sounds familiar. I don't get the judgement. I don't tell you how to raise your kids, so don't tell me how to raise mine- esp if I'm not asking .

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we are alone today, after 18 days of guests. pant pant.

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It seems like each day, if I am lucky, I get the choice of one item: a nap, a shower, exercise, cleaning up the house or reading.

If you want to sound wise, go to school. If you want to be wise, go to nature.
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we are alone today, after 18 days of guests. pant pant.
I am amazed. I think I would need a few strong drinks with that sort of influx of guest.

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we are alone today, after 18 days of guests. pant pant.
yeah, that would freak me out. enjoy the peace!

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