Post by notagoddess on Apr 28, 2017 8:07:29 GMT -5
Today has gotten off to a rough start. S woke up at 5:30 and has been crying on and off since. The last hour has been mostly on. I got dressed for stroller fitness but then didn't even bother going with how fussy she is right now.
We are leaving for our first getaway tonight to an Airbnb on Cape Cod. I'm more stressed and worried about it rather than excited at this point. I don't know what I was thinking traveling with a baby! At least it's close enough that it's easy to leave...
Post by shawnabm1320 on Apr 28, 2017 8:09:51 GMT -5
I'm feeling better about life today. I had a really crappy day yesterday with hormones and crying. I feel bad complaining, because I know life isn't that bad (especially compared to what some of you are going through), but anyway... yesterday was not my day.
Hopefully today we'll spend more time outside. I think we'll go for a walk this evening. I'm going to drive to my dads house and walk on his road so that I don't have to worry about being run over by a million cars.
I'm back to thinking that DS is having an allergy attack and not a cold. Mucous is running down his face, but it's clear. His eyes are kind of pink-rimmed and puffy. So much for breastfeeding protecting babies from allergies!
Post by shawnabm1320 on Apr 28, 2017 8:11:21 GMT -5
Sorry, notagoddess. You could think of it this way: she probably isn't old enough to be thrown off too much by the new sleeping environment, so maybe it's a good time to go? FX it goes well! And hopefully she calms down for you. Fussy times are so hard.
You guys. My baby slept through the night. Fed her at 9. Got her down at 9:30pm. She woke up at 5:30am. 8 hours of sleep, 8.5 hours in between feedings. I feel like a new woman!
Naturally my bottle washer shit the bed yesterday so I spent a good chunk of time washing bottles this morning. Luckily we just got new ones that are easier to clean so it went a lot faster than it could have. We're going to visit my nana today and then back home to clean the house for a cookout tomorrow. H is having his brother's bachelor party tomorrow night so my in-laws are spending the night. It's a first and H won't be here. Should be very interesting!
Post by flyinghorses6 on Apr 28, 2017 9:50:43 GMT -5
Just got home from the gym, R is napping and DH is taking K out to "do yard work". I'm pumping (basically exclusively these days), and K says "bye mama, bye pump, bye boo boos (boobs), bye milk, I love you" and ran out of the living room. She just really started talking a ton and this totally cracked me up.
After lunch and once R wakes up I'm going to get my eyebrows threaded (much needed), and pick up some paperwork from the vet. DH has to work around 3-3:30 until late tonight so dinner and bedtime is all me and I'm dreading it.
I reallllly don't want to jinx it...but DS has STTN for the past 4 nights. FX this sticks because it's been so so nice. My sister is currently watching the kids and I'm getting a mani pedi with a mimosa in hand. Trying not to think about the fact that I'm going back to work Monday..
notagoddess I was nervous to take LO away for the weekend for her first time, but it's really not a big deal. Pack all the things you think you need and realize there's a target/Walgreens/whatever not too far away. Have fun!
Post by billybumbler on Apr 28, 2017 11:44:47 GMT -5
I'm having a rough day. Baby has been fussy since yesterday. DH took DD to the dentist this morning and when he gets back baby is in the swing aaaalmost asleep. DH goes to talk to the baby, stops the swing, wakes baby up and then gets his stuff to leave. Yeah. I tell him baby hasn't napped all morning and you just woke him up. DH tells me baby wasn't almost asleep and he's not sorry.
For some reason this sent me over the edge and I've been crying on and off since he left. Good times.
Post by monicageller on Apr 28, 2017 12:25:08 GMT -5
FFFC I'm sitting on the couch holding R while he sleeps. I really have lots of stuff around to house I should/want to be doing, but right now these sleepy baby snuggles are too hard to resist. I will be mad at myself for wasting this time later.
Post by oldbaylover1024 on Apr 28, 2017 14:16:05 GMT -5
billybumbler - I have a mei tai wrap and love it! It's lasted two kids and is in brand new condition, too. And MH likes it - sometimes he wears baby.
littleredfish - I'm so glad surgery went well and you talked to YH! FX you're home soon!
flyinghorses6 - Clothes shopping sucks right now. Huge hugs. We get it. You're not alone.
So I finally caught up LOL
I hit the gym this morning after taking J to school. Then, we ran a few errands. C is napping in the swing and I'm avoiding a grocery run.
I'm thinking of staying up for the day when C wakes up around 4:30. I could pump, go to the gym, shower, drink hot coffee and eat breakfast all before 7:30. Am I crazy?!
We're having my family over next weekend for a party for J, and I need to bake cupcakes. I was thinking of either classic marble cake and/or pink-and-yellow lemonade cake, both with either buttercream or cream cheese icing. I may dye the icing pink and blue and do a swirled icing on top. I'm decorating them with Trolls stuff from Party City.
Post by billybumbler on Apr 28, 2017 14:53:13 GMT -5
oldbaylover1024 about the 4:30 wakeup - definitely crazy if you ask me lol. But I'm not a morning person. Like at all.
I ended up not going to the store to get the Mei Tai yet. I was going to get a wrap for my cousin and I messaged her to find out if she wanted one and what kind she preferred. This was on Wednesday. No response yet. She was active ten minutes ago. Guess you invite every Facebook friend to your baby shower but too busy to answer personal messages huh? Whatever, I'm sending a token gift and getting the Mei Tai for myself next week.
Pumping now and then heading out for a drinks with my team for team building. Only staying for 1 then home. DH's first time picking up all 3...interested to see how he handles it. I may come home to a shit show...
Maybe I need more sleep. I feel like such a failure today. The last few weeks of maternity leave I was supposed to clean and organize the house to prep for sale next winter. Well, there's a little less crap sitting around but the house is still a mess, partly because I've been doing almost *all* of the work for kids and house upkeep. I feel like I should be thankful that MH kicks in when it's obvious that I can't do all of it (like when all four kids need to be fed and the babies can't hold their own bottles yet), but it's just not enough.
And I can't get the smell out of these damn pocket diapers. The last thing I have to try is powdered detergent and/or calgon. I've tried three kinds of liquid detergent, three detergent boosters/water softeners, and countless wash/rinse cycles. I'm about ready to say fuck it all, though I've invested probably $500 in diapering supplies in hopes that it'd eventually save us money and with the way some of these smell I couldn't even recoup the cost by re-selling them.
On Monday I have to go back to a job I don't like that feels like a waste of time. But, despite 10+ years of college, I don't seem to be qualified enough to do anything else without taking a very large pay cut (i.e. I'd earn less than we pay for daycare).
I think I'd be fine if I weren't going back to work on Monday. With that, everything else seems overwhelming since I feel like I'll have less than no time. I can't even figure out how to get to the gym during the week without putting the kids to bed ridiculously late. And I haven't even been able to talk with MH enough to have a plan for handling all of this once I go back to work. He seems to think that we'll just work it out when we get to it. Which, no, that's not how I work. I at least need a plan to start with and the MO so far is that I do almost goddamned everything.
Like I said, maybe I need more sleep, but I think that more has to change than my sleep habits.
Post by musicallyinclined on Apr 28, 2017 16:46:19 GMT -5
I too have zero regrets holding a sleeping babe. Doing it right now. DS1 is happily playing. DH is doing something, who knows. I'll take cuddles from whoever is willing to give them.
Being a mom is super hard most of the time. It's hard during pregnancy and infant hood and toddlerhood and I hear it stays that way. Love to everyone. Y'all are doing your best for your kids and you're the best moms for your kids.
nomnom you have way too much on your plate right now. Hopefully you can get more sleep and more help. I don't know anything about cloth diapers, but for me, sometimes it's worth it for me to just move on from things like that.
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