Sierra, I hope my son can stand up to me someday too! I don't know if "stand up" is the right phrase... Maybe I just hope he can be HONEST with me, instead of beating around the bush? I'm not a huge fan of passive aggressive behavior. I really like when people say what they mean, so I guess that gives me something to focus on teaching the kids! Anyhow, I hope tomorrow goes well, and that the drive is easy on Camden (and you!). Hopefully there will be time for some antiquing.
Dragon, sending you positive vibes! (pun totally intended ) Oh, and I totally get the pants thing! I am wearing regular jeans, but they create a super unattractive "roll" right now. Thank you, 1st tri bloat. I might splurge on some new jeans tonight. After 3 pregnancies my favorite maternity jeans have literally been sewn (to fix rips and splits around the band and where the zipper would be) probably 10 times!! Honestly, I would still be wearing them (since Max) if they didn't have new rips!
Hi ladies! Love the pics. What happy little people we have
I think when it comes to trousers I now need high waisted trousers, to tuck the tummy into...it's not that it is huge, it just has no strength so flops more than it ever did before..gone are my hipster days..
I went into a shop after my second baby and discussed bikinis with a sales assistant. It was her that told me about high waisted trousers etc and I hadn't thought about it before. But it makes for a much comfier fit and a better silhouette. On that day I bought a great bikini that has an extra wider waist band that can be rolled up to cover the tummy or folded down for sunbathing etc. it was the melt expensive bikini I ever bought but well worth it. All the others just made me feel wrong. I am still about 4 kilos heavier than pre Kiara. Wll get round to that one day... (Not today, just had croissants for breakfast, it seems wrong not to at the weekends in France...yum!).
Helena, I've heard that high waist pants are fantastic. Most of my current jeans cause muffin top, and I've heard high waist pants combat that. Do you know what brands make good ones? I went and tried some maternity jeans on yesterday and got super discouraged. Even maternity jeans look odd on me??
I will trade your muffin tops for acne. My cycle has finally regulated itself back to 25 off 7 on (I'd like my previous 4 days of AF back instead of 7 please). But the worst is the acne. I'm over it. I enjoyed having non-broken out skin during pregnancy and the 8 months after... I want it back!
I too hate the telephone. I find email and texting to be way more friendly. That way if someone is in the middle of doing something they can respond when they have a free moment. If Teagen is napping there is a 100% chance I won't answer the phone.
Teagen was a good girl on our weekend trip to California. Of course not even 5 minutes after we checked into the motel there was a 4.9 earthquake. I had a rather traumatic experience as a child in a big earthquake and they still freak me out. I successfully convinced myself for 5 minutes that it was the room above that made the TV shake and the walls shudder... Until my dad called to ask if we felt it. Then I called DH and melted down.
The morning after Teagen was nursing when all of a sudden I hear my mom query: Is it raining in here? They were working on the toilet above our room and it started pouring down through the ceiling. So we were moved to another room and given 50% off our stay. It helped that the manager on duty is a family friend. She was so glad it was us instead of strangers.
The next night there was some gun fire, underage drinking and a pool party. Teagen slept through the whole thing. My husband asked me if I wanted to move back to Humboldt County... I said no.
Sierra - I hope you were able to do some antiquing. We actually - oddly enough - went to an antique show this afternoon. It is an annual thing and I used to have to work the chamber of commerce booth each year growing up so we knew most of the dealers. Everyone loved Teagen. I put her shoes on so she "walked" the entire building and charmed everyone. Apparently she is overly enthusiastic and scares other kids. She chased down an 18 month old who started clinging to her mom. Yep, I have that kid.
Hi Herbert Did you also have a baby this past February?
Ugh DH is being such a BUTT!! For some reason he's just constantly looking for a reason to be mad at me, and then he acts all disgusted with me and gives me the silent treatment. On Sunday, he told me if I didn't clean the litter boxes before I left to run errands, the cat would be gone when I got home. WTF? That is not how a marriage works...threats and ultimatums? Who are you and what did you do with my husband? I stood there in shock for about 3 full minutes before saying quietly "What's wrong?" He just stopped, made a disgusted noise, and walked away.
Last night, he asked me to help him get the twins ready to leave this morning. I agreed, but also told him that I have back to back meetings from 9am-11am, so it would have to be before that. I got up at 8 and got the diaper bag ready, but he and the babies were still asleep, so I couldn't do much else. I went back to the bedroom to pump, and when I came back out, they were awake and he had the kids in their carseats already. I asked if he wanted me to put a bib on Gunnar, since he had his bottle, and DH says "Well, I guess, if that's the extent of your helping." I told him everyone had been sleeping when I got up, but that the diaper bag was ready to go so all he had to do was give Lily her bottle and they were set. He gave this big sigh and said "I asked you to help me get them ready." All the while he won't look at me and he's all in a temper, and then he stormed out with the kids.
I wanted to scream at him. What the heck did I do wrong? I have no idea what I could have done differently. I hate feeling like he's constantly disappointed in me, but he won't talk to me or tell me what the heck is wrong.
I don't know, but I wish he'd just learn to talk to me like a human being. We never used to fight like this.
I think part of it is that he's so sleep deprived, but he never sleeps when he has the opportunity...I don't know how to force him to get enough sleep if he won't go to bed! Every night I try to get him to come to bed with me, but he always says he has just one more thing to finish. Then I wake up at 4-5 am and he's still sitting on the computer. Then the babies are up at 7-8 and DH says he's had no sleep. Well whose fault is that? *sigh*
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