the two boys are *gasp* sleeping so i'm back.
it sounds like we aren't the only ones with the sickies. i think ebin was having some super sinus pressure and both boys developed super runny noses when we got up to the mountains. my mom has the horrible sinus pressure which makes me think that might have been ebin's problem because he had never ever been that fussy in his entire life. waking every 15 minutes for most of the night and crying while not wanting to nurse? check. i have insane black circles under my eyes as this was his plan for several nights in a row. oh mah gawd nelly. i feel like my last nerve is frazzled and broken. last night i couldn't cope and well...i hid under a pillow vowing to make that v appt for a v-day present in between getting up to pat him. and then he slept in manageable 2-3 hr blocks THANKFULLY
on the upside....the snow was wonderful and isaac *loved* it. he didn't want to sit on a sled at all but loved tromping around and climbing up snow banks and refusing to come inside. he did not like walking into the path of my dad's snowblower
i snowboarded for a day and a half with my dad and the powder was great. i am totally getting old and developing a fear of chairlifts though. *shudder* i was having my doubts about getting to go boarding at all because the first part of the vacation was fraught with separation anxiety on ebin's part. he warmed up to my mom and was fine while i was gone. and he'll even sit on my dad's lap now. (i never had this phenom with isaac the daycare baby!) we did the looong drive back to bakersfield today
the highway between us and our flight home (out of burbank) keeps closing with this giant snow storm. we should be ok because the next storm will be warmer. fingers crossed -- we will be really ready to get home on sunday! it hasn't been an overly relaxing vacation with the mega lack of sleep. but my mom sure is a kick-ass caretaker in the feeding department. i haven't cooked or touched a dish in a week and a half. the woman is tireless. perhaps this is the root of my inability to be the same? i can appreciate now how pampered i am
ok enough about me
i'm so glad to hear HJ is home - i was thinking of you all week. i hope he can
: and it sounds like you're keeping such a good eye on him. i am reallly sending "less stress in this arena please" vibes. can you feel them??
elsanne - i feel like saying 'oh honey' and hugging you. what are the chances? as i read along my thoughts were that i hoped you had access to ru-486. that's the way i would want to go. and then 'oh good she did' and then 'oh carp!' how unfair! (well, all of it). i'd bring you a beautiful paper journal to pour your heart onto...now or later. and i'm sorry viet is pulling back and leaving you to deal alone. le sigh.
renae - i'm glad you get a little weekend break. i get in the powerstruggle loop with isaac too. he's sooooo tough sometimes. i also think 'hey next to the shoe cubby is as good as the shoe cubby' but i realise it wasn't about the shoes. it was about antagonizing his mother right?? that last nerve thing? it sounds like things have been a lot better since then. isaac has been pretty feisty like that a lot on this trip and my mom has said many times that if i didn't DO something that she would. half the time i don't know what to do to get him under control! (us under control). le sigh again.
half of isaac's problem on this trip has stemmed from the fact that he does NOT POOP! daily miralax doesn't work. i'd be a cranky little ___ too. i finally resorted to laxative 2 days in a row and i honestly can't believe how much he was storing up. clean up to his tonsils as my mom said. she said it is sooo much worse than the point at which my pediatrician hospitalized me. i suppose i need to talk to my ped about it again.
fiddle- that's awesome about your friend nannying! seeing ebin freak about strangers on this trip has given me a renewed appreciation for his happy little bond with his nanny.
KK - that is scary and weird to get a letter like that! eeek. i wouldn't know what to do either but i know i'd feel wierd even though it is clearly that she is overstepping a boundary there.
i think i'm too tired for questions. abbreviated versions!
username: you know how jennifer lopez goes by jlo? well jstar is the jlo version of my name.
dh: i worked at an oil company during my college vacations. dh was the hottie mail boy *swoon* it was a summer fling that has now gone on for 12 1/2 years
hobbies: snowboarding, sewing, camping, gardening, knitting, shopping
: not enough travelling these days. um, am i the only one grooving on celebrity rehab??? mega
my kids are 3 and almost 8 months (meesa -- is your 2nd babe a may babe? ebin was born june 1st)
ok off to check oy