been reading, as usual.
KK-I'm hoping the freelancing gig pans out. I've been reading the OY posts, too, just haven't responded yet. Being unemployed is tough. You've been dealing with a lot lately...I do hope it all eases up.
Let us know how the acupuncture goes. I found it really helpful when I was trying to conceive G. I didn't ever know why I had difficulty conceiving from a medical perspective, but whatever the acupuncturist did sure helped! I think TCM is great for many things, but especially the female stuff.
jess-I would be scared to take on a big project like that, too. But, you'll figure out how to make it work. Glad you got a few moments to work out! Oh, and I'd take a free "Parents" subscription (if you're still doing it)...my mom got me "Parenting" for two years, but it's about out. And, I feel like you do...I like to see the mainstream stuff for development and stages info. Oh, we TiVo'd Rudolph last night and watched today. G was scared of the Abominable Snowman, so I had to sit with him and tell him it was going to work out okay in the end. I'd forgotten about the scary parts!
danile-stalking with the rest. Next weeks sounds perfect!
meg-the night out sounds so fun! I hope you had a great time.
mcsarah-when you write about what you have left for this term, it reminds me of that good feeling I used to get at the end of a school semester--when all that's left is totally doable and then you can just chill for a while. I'm amazed at Lily's letters, too! G is asking us all the time what letter words start with. I don't think he's totally getting it yet, but it's a start.
els-your kids' bilingual language stories are so fun. G will make up words sometimes and say "that's spanish, mom" but it really isn't. He must just get it from Sesame Street.
TC-your middle of the night story sounds yucky. I'm sorry you had to go through all that!
is all I've got, but I truly mean it!
Sherri-I feel the same way about not being so good at imaginative play. I like Sarah's way of responding to Lily, though. DH is so good at doing all the imaginative things that I truly feel lacking (this has always been his forte, though, and I felt inadequate when we were in college and he used his creative writing minor to write all these cool poems and works of fiction while I was Miss "follow the rules" thesis and three supporting points gal. I still wish I was better at this stuff, though). G definitely took after dh in this department and has a great imagination, of which I'm so proud. Just wish it didn't exhaust me so!
And, on that point, I definitely could use more "me" time. My two-hour-a-week shift at work is nice, but not cutting it. I know A is only 4 months old, but I, too, feel the need to be out more this time. I've already left her way more than I left G (but never longer than 3 hours at a time.) Plus, she's still so iffy with the bottle. She was taking it really good, so we thought a date night might be in the horizon, but then she totally rejected it while I worked this week. Anyway, I do feel exhausted by all of this, but I feel like if I can just make it through the next year or so, I can handle it. I love babies (mine especially
) but I'm so looking forward to what's next for me. Have no idea what *that* is, but I see time for me on the horizon and it looks so good!
I guess I feel like this is one season of my life...and it will be over before I know it. Plus, dh and I had 11 years together before G came along. As great as it was in some respects, I remember feeling like we had a hole in our life. I knew that hole was kids and we tried to hard to get G. We now feel complete. And exhausted and many times totally frustrated...but complete! We didn't even do anything too exciting in our "past lives." It was just the freedom and ability to jump in the car and go see a movie. I do miss that.
heatherfeather-the northrup book is great. I hope it's helpful.
And, finally....A's 4-month well visit was today. 13 lb. 6 oz., and 25 3/4 inches. Longish and leanish sorta. She's thriving and that's always nice to have told to me by someone else! A also smiles at everyone so much! G wasn't so much like that. He kept his smiles for certain people.
Okay, this has turned out to be sooooo long. Good night, everyone.