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Well, I moaned to MIL long enough - she's coming to help clean next week. And I say "help," but I am not going to be around to do any of it...so really, she'll just be here to clean. ANd YES, I know how lucky I am that she's willing and available and wanted....but I'm also drowning in a sea of obligations and desperately in need of help so I don't feel "lucky." Lucky would be having the time and freedom to do it myself. But it's a hell of my own making, so I shouldn't complain.
We had to go out to eat last night b/c I didn't have a clean place for anyone to eat. Clint and I have been eating standing up in the kitchen for over a week (not at the same time - we haven't been in the house at the same time for a meal in over a week either), with Eli in his high chair throwing food to the dog and Robin standing at a stepstool at the kitchen counter. Clint's GF died friday before last, and we were out of town for the funeral last weekend - it's knocked us all well behind whatever schedules we're on. Robin and Eli held up pretty well for all the transitions, late nights, sleeping over with family, etc.
Eli said his first sentece this week - "I wanna play w'that" At least, that's what I heard. he's pretty non-verbal, but I'm starting to hear a few multi-word combinations. None of them particularly clear, but it's a good step. He's also starting to wean (mostly b/c we hardly see each other at nap and bedtime anymore, and that's the only time he nurses), so I think my period's coming back. I've only had 3 periods since getting preggo with Robin...so since Nov. of 2003...
I bought a diva cup and some gladrags and am gonna try to dtich the throw-away stuff. But I';m also getting a mirena IUD. I know some of you guys have had IUD's - are they diva-cup compatible (I know there's a string involved).
Jilly - hugs, mama. If you suspect SID, i definitely encourage you to pursue it. The labels are worrysome, but really it's about helping him find coping strategies, and helping you find the best ways to advocate for him. Like, setting limits with his teacher about competive/overstimulating games. I imagine if she understood what that experience was like for him, she'd plan differently. I have a student with SID, and the fact that his parents know more about it, are seeking OT, and that we know what's going on at school...it's made a big difference,a nd he's a much happier kid.
Janasmama - Enjoy your last days of pregnancy! I can't wait to hear your good news!!