ugh. my internet has been on the fritz for a while, giving me only short periods of working before it would kick me off. it finally got so bad a tech came out today. it is so freakin fast now i realize i should have called a LOONG time ago.
so i just caught up and grrrrrr on that doula. definitely file a complaint. just a simple letter to dona with the facts. a doula's whole MO is to be available and flexible. and if they aren't available, to provide a backup. not cool.
i get the dh having to work thing though. mine would have to work. he hasn't taken 2 weeks off in a row in *years*. i hope your dh can take as much time as he can (like take fridays off for a couple of weeks or something?). you had *major surgery* and his company should be somewhat understanding.
and yes, it would be depressing to be all alone. and just plain hard with the two girls. can you avoid stairs by asking C to get things for you? isaac is a nice little helper to me sometimes. he's still at the stage where he thinks it is fun to help. i'm sure in a couple more years it will be 'get it yourself!'
isaac didn't want to go trick or treating. shocked us both. i guess because we had enough candy at home
and he loved handing out candy. he got plenty of costume wear prior to last night so i was pretty happy to lay low. and we definitely don't have enough kids in our neighborhood. we have too much candy left.
jacquie - what you wrote about G's moods could be isaac exactly. sometimes it is sad i think i 'changed' isaac by having another baby. but i know there's also the excitement and fun he has too. (my favorite is when isaac "wrestles" ebin on the bed and ebin just cracks up).
i'm realizing "working from home" is pretty dang frustrating at times. i feel like i can't get anything done so there are plans for a movie tomorrow during e's nap so i can hopefully accomplish something. good thing happy feet is on demand right now
i am working a ton more hours than i am actually getting paid for too but it should even out a bit. today i installed quickbooks and started putting in my previous invoices, etc. all that kind of stuff is just a time sucker but only the first time kwim? i had to order checks and open an account and all that biz last week. bleh. boring stuff.
the landscapers are JAMMING. fill dirt, check. fences, check. gates, check. and they got an awesome pathway done today. of course my dh is overly critical and i want to poke him in the eye. he gets a low score this week. just one of those times where everything he does bugs me a little too deeply
i too was thinking that maybe we were 'unpregnant' for the first time in years but remembered danile. i wonder if we'll actually have a time after danile gives birth???
oh i am so happy to be back online i'm just chatting away
both boys were in bed by 8:45. i'm ready for some nice reading in bed i think. dare i check on the pdx thread? i'll be here another hour