Happy Easter to everyone! Hope you get to have a fun time with your family!
I read it all, but I'm on the phone again so we'll see how much I remember...
Caz, good luck with the remodeling. It's nice your ILs are so close so you don't have to stay in that dust or rent a hotel room.
Mel, sorry to hear work is still stressful. Childcare is something very important and it's not reasonable for them to expect you'll figure it out in such a short amount of time. I do hope you find sonething! My dad is feeling better. Thank you for asking. He'll get another scan in July to see if any cancer has come back. Hope not!
SB, good luck with the baptism! It's a beautiful event and it's nice to have the family together.
Bb, glad your new job pays well. That's always a plus! I'm anxious about returning to work in a year or two. Teaching jobs are hard to come by nowadays.
Afm, I'm hanging out while Jillian is napping on the boob. The sleep training has pretty much gone out the window after a few days at my parents' house. Since she started crawling separation anxiety has peaked, so now she screams bloody murder when I put her in the crib.
DH announced out of the blue that he wants her out of our bed. I tried...I really did. I told him it's his turn to try. I had a bit of a meltdown about it. I'm not sure what's going on with my hormones, but it's not good. I'm starting to wonder if I have PPD symptoms. I have really bad anxiety about something bad happening to her while she's crawling or someone else is watching her. The dog approaches and my heart is ready to jump out of my chest. I also feel like crying sometimes for no reason. It's not good. I went out every day this week to meet up with friends and get my mind off it. Then I come home to a million chores that need to get done and the stress sets in again. Then I have times when I'm so happy and thankful to be home and spend time with her. I'd really like to snap out of it, but it's been tough.
DH tried to help out more yesterday and we finally split the the parenting responsibilites and it felt so nice. It's tough when it feels like it's all on my shoulders and I'm glad he's starting to get it. He spent time with Jillian while I cut the grass with the riding mower. I loved the role reversal. He finally put up the gate at the top of the stairs, so that's lessening my fears that she'll hurt herself.
Today is technically not my Easter (I'm Romanian Orthodox and ours is next week), but we're going out to a late lunch with the ILs. It's a gorgeous day, so I'm looking forward to it.
Joshy took his first steps pushing his walker today. So proud! He got better each time too.
Hopefully he will sleep well tonight, he played my parents up a bit last night :-/
We had a fairly successful trip to the carboot this morning. Made about £125 selling and then spent a tenner getting him a ball pit and balls
Glad your DH is helping you out now BV, hope that helps ease your stress!
Georgie yay for Josh's first steps! He is super advanced, so wonderful! He must be running riot around the house now!
BV - sorry to hear that you are low. I hope that your hubbie helpin out makes things easier for you. Big hugs xxx
Afm - we are up to our eyes in builders and choosing bathrooms and paint etc ASAP. The builders are making great progress but it's such a mess here so we defo considering staying at neel's parents whilst they are away. We need to chose paint for the spare rooms and the bathroom tiles so tomorrow I expect we will be at another DIY shop!
Had a lovey Easter though - we hve nine eggs at home so my fitness pal is soooo out of the window!
I was so terrified that something would happen to him. I wouldn't sleep at night as I was so scared of the S word (still can't say it lol) and would lay there imagining the worst happening. how i would tell my parents, what flowers we would have, would I go back to work etc etc. I was convinced that it was inevitable. I'd be in hysterics at stupid o clock in the morning. If i passed the staircase while holding him I would imagine falling down them and breaking him. And worse. It was awful. Counselling helped, as did meds. Being able to actually voice my fears in therapy was a huge help as I'd been afraid to say any of it out loud in case I made it happen. Am on here every day. If you want to talk, I would love to try and help in any way I can.
SB, Hope the baptism went well and you had a lovely day.
BV, Great to hear your dad is doing well, Sorry to hear you are feeling low and anxious, i can totally relate, for different reasons though.
Georgie, yay for the walking! I agree Joshy is so advanced! What a clever boy he is.
Caz, the redecorating sounds fun, i cant stand mess like that though and dont think i could live there whilst being done, its great you have the option to move into Neels parents for a while.
AFM, Had a lovely quiet family day yesterday with my parents, we went to a car booty in the morining and picked up a few bargains for H which was good
We then had a huge turkey lunch and then i stuffed myself with chocolate and nuts for the rest of the day/evening, hence didnt bother logging on MFP!
In other news we are getting a new car, so very excited about that. We have seen a couple we are interested in online and plan to go and look and hopefully buy on Wednesday, thats the earliest we can go coz Alan working today and tomorrow. Both are Vauxhall Zafira people carriers which we will need if we have a 2nd baby in the near future.
Not much else happening here, was planning on going to a local county fair today but the weather is rubbish so not going to bother.
Hope everyone is having a lovely bank holiday.
Location: in the land of marshmallow cheeks and starfish hands...
Wow, what a crazy fast weekend! I did get a few pictures of the Baptism, I'm downloading them onto my computer now. Hoping that my SIL got better ones as my current ones are very blurry! It was a beautiful ceremony though, and Katie also had a fun Easter with her little cousins.
I took a pregnancy test last night and got a BFN. AF is due on Wednesay but since I ovulated late, I'm only 6 DPO. Hoping that means I'm not still out! My friend just had a baby yesterday so I'm baby fevering badly (Even when she described the painful labor, I was still thinking of wanting a BFP!) We got everything planned out and ready, we just need that positive pregnancy test!
Good luck SB - and i'm glad the baptism went well, look forward to seeing the pics.
Mel - exciting about the car! I don't know much about cars (i tend to describe them simply by the colour ) but a people carrier sounds v useful for a family of 4! (wow doesn't that sound so grown up... lol). Oh and i'm sorry work are still being awful. Sounds like you should sign off sick - they can't make you go to a compulsory training course with such short notice.
BV, huge hugs on feeling low. It is natural for us to worry about something happening to our little ones but if you are also feeling stressed and teary then i think it sounds like the hormones are playing up too. I'm glad your DH has stepped in to help. It is a huge job to be solely responsible for a baby, so maybe once that is shared out a little, you will feel better and not so much like the world is on your shoulders. It's great you've been meeting up with friends, you should def continue to do that.
Caz - good luck with redecorating, sounds fun! I should think it would be ok for Ajay to sleep in the travel cot for a couple of weeks. You can always put a folded up duvet under the mattress, that's what I do when i stay at my mum's for a while, as it makes it softer to sleep on. ( i always think the travel cot feels quite hard). But i also think he'd be fine without it as long as he can sleep ok.
Georgie - great for joshy walking! And loving the bibz and bobz stuff on FB, it looks great! Is that what you were selling at the car boot?
Sorry if i've forgotten anything important, I have been reading but can't remember a few pages back now.
Afm, busy weekend with the inlaws here, they left this afternoon so Paul and I took Leo off for a late lunch / early dinner to our favourite thai restaurant in Ealing (where we used to live). Leo was such a good boy and sat and chomped on coconut rice while we ate our meal. Bless him.
ETA - also i forgot to say, thanks for the nice comments on my interview. Next round will be next week i think. Fingers crossed!
Ok random question - does anyone have recommendations for a outdoor toys? I am thinking paddling pool, little tent, swings etc. Basically anything that will be suitable for our LOs this summer. But there is so much on the market I am having trouble narrowing it down!
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