Achievements: Made it home and got everything put away.
Challenges: Trying to figure out what is for dinner this week. I'm just really not motivated to figure it out and go to the grocery store.
Plans for the week? DH has tomorrow off, but we don't really have plans yet. I want to take DD shopping for a costume and maybe go to the pumpkin patch Saturday. We also will probably end up at the zoo or the children's museum at some point, since DD has been asking to go for two weeks.
How are YOU doing? I'm doing ok...I'm missing my family, but DD is cheering me up a bit. She just started telling me that I'm her best friend.
Q's/Vent? penguin129, can we add a GTKY? Maybe favorite Halloween movie?
Achievements: I got her to fall asleep without nursing her to sleep yesterday! She refused bedtime twice and finally I was able to rock her to sleep. It was such a relief to have her finally go to sleep after sleeping like shit all day.
Challenges: Getting her in the bath. I keep forgetting and she's starting to smell like old milk.
Plans for the week? I'm hoping to get out at least one day and go for coffee or something. Maybe get some groceries while I'm at it since the grocery store is right next door. Clinician and Healthy Families comes over on Tuesday.
How are YOU doing? Pretty good. Starting to be able to sleep some.
Q's/Vent? Randomly on days I shower she screams and screams whenever she gets near me/my boob and completely refuses to eat. It takes a lot of calming her down and tricking her to get her to eat and it kills me. I don't know what to do about it. She really hates the way I smell when I'm clean.
Gtky: What is your favorite Halloween movie? I don't think I have one.
@led, Could it be the soap you use? Maybe try a different brand of soap?
I've used a different soap every time it's happened. The first time it happened she was only 3 days old and I was still in the hospital using unscented soap. I think she just likes my sweaty grossness.
ETA: I admittedly don't shower as often as I should since she was born. Usually only twice a week. So I usually smell like sweat.
Post by namastebiotches on Oct 10, 2016 5:54:56 GMT -5
Achievements: DH's car that he uses primarily for commuting to work got an estimate of about $1000 to fix. It's pretty old & has a ton of miles so we pretty much always knew the end is eventually coming so we started looking online for a new to us car for him. We found one for a great deal & went to look at it on Saturday & we jumped the bullet & got it! DH will still drive his current car until we sell it just because we have it but he's so excited. We call it "his" car because it's manual so I literally can't drive it. LOL it'll probably also be our weekend car as well. Also, yesterday was our wedding anniversary! We spent a good portion of it in the garage rearranging/reorganizing it to get our two newer cars parked inside! So awesome to finally utilize it completely. Didn't feel the need to have his old car in there but it'll be nice now with winter approaching for him to not have to clean off snow at 6 in the morning!
Challenges: DS' behavior. Nothing phases him when you're trying to tell him what to do/not do. It's been hectic like whoa. I hope this is a phase that gtfo soon.
Plans for the week? Thinking about maybe going to a new orchard/pumpkin patch. I heard it's free admission for the fall type activities they have. They are closed on Sundays, we were going to check it out so maybe we'll go one weeknight. Other than that, DS' therapies tomorrow & Wednesday is conference night. Soccer ended last week so our Thursdays are now free. I don't think we have anything else unless I'm forgetting.
How are YOU doing? Meh. DS' behavior situation can get very stressful for me especially when he wants to yell/scream/cry when I have a headache or migraine. Oof. Minus that, I'm pretty good.
Q's/Vent? I guess I've already vented about DS. Lol oh another vent is how long being at a car dealership is. They need to work on that process. Poor DS wasn't the best but damn, they should really make a kid room or something.
Gtky: What is your favorite Halloween movie? good question. I used to be all about the Halloween movies but my likeness for scary movies have gone down over the years so I'm not really sure what I like. Maybe I'm forgetting a good one.
Challenges: dog sitting! Plus some extra whiny behavior from DS and a few meltdowns from DD
Plans: I have an appt today with an oral surgeon about my TMJ. I'm really excited about possibly having a positive outcome to the pain. Also, school and gymnastics for the big kids, open house at DS's preschool, and fall break from school this weekend.
I'm doing fine. We had a good weekend as a family.
Achievements: DS is starting to go to bed earlier which is nice.
Challenges: I am trying to get DS on a better sleep schedule so far it's been working and has carved us out a few hours of alone time at night. It feels great to have that time to reconnect the big issue is sometimes da doesn't go down the first time and I need to go back up after half an hour to re-settle him.
Plans for the week? Sleep. I wish. I need to pack away some of the 3-6 month clothes and start organizing the 6-9 month stuff.
How are YOU doing? Good. Mostly. I feel like my self esteem has been suffering lately.
Q's/Vent? Sometimes h and I are doing better and then sometimes I feel like it's like I don't even know him. Today he was being sooooooo whiney about what seems to me, nothing that major. And all I could think was that he's selfish and needs to act like an adult. But I'm working on reminding myself that I'm sleep deprived and have an infant glued to me.
As far as questions, I'm running into an issue with DS in terms of when he wakes up or if he starts fussing when I put him down for sleep. Everything I've read says you can give them a little bit to see if they settle themselves. But DS has no in between I feel like. He's either sleepy/sleeping or screaming. I'm not sure how I can get him to the stage where he can settle himself down? Does that make sense?
Gtky: What is your favorite Halloween movie? Hocus pocus!! (You have no idea how long it took me to type that thanks to autocorrect)
Achievements: we are getting out more these days and getting more done Challenges: I think some separation anxiety, teething, and hopefully the tail ends of colds are really screwing with sleep and naps. Plans for the week: Storytime and a baby park date today, lunch w former coworkers tomorrow. Gotta get to a craft store for a project sometime this week, and the bank for a deposit As/vent: ugh. Can anybody help me out with setting expectations with DH? His mom wa s a SAHM and absolutely a cleaning fanatic, and he says he doesn't expect me to do what his mom does, but I feel like his version of compromising is normal peoples' version of spotless... we are generally great and then hit this really ugly patches. He is king of the silent treatment and I am extra sensitive to it and today is just a shit show.
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