Post by somebabiesmom on Apr 10, 2017 8:40:34 GMT -5
In spite of MH being *so* grateful to me while he was prepping for trial and just gone all the time - I woke up post-trial to a very ungrateful husband. He's being stubborn about admitting just how wrong he was (he seems to think he made it up to me by taking me out to dinner with his friends and letting me drink), but fortunately, he's also funny. After saying numerous deluded and mean things, his last text to me was "Congrats" which of course triggered the confetti on my iphone. Fucking hilarious, man.
Post by CoverGirl82 on Apr 10, 2017 8:48:25 GMT -5
This is my first day back after being out Tuesday - Friday last week. It's actually been pretty quiet and low-key so far, which is awesome. I'm having a hard time focusing, though, LOL.
DH and I decided that we want to go somewhere warm next spring break. DH wants to go out of the country, but I'm a little hesitant. Anyone have any recommendations for good family resorts in the Caribbean that won't break the bank? DD will be 7 and DS will be 8 when next spring break comes around.
I feel like I can tackle the world today - the sun is finally shining and temperatures are rising around here! We were able to have windows open all weekend and the next few days are supposed to be even warmer. I didn't realize how much I needed some spring time in my life.
I'm feeling much less sore and miserable overall since surgery too, which is helping my overall mood. I feel like I can actually move around and do stuff without immediately regretting it, so I'm going to try to pick up the house somewhat tonight when I get home. I'm itching for a spotless house, but I need DH to step it up with the dishes situation. I can't bend over to do the dishwasher and he is usually really good about doing dishes, but he was slacking this weekend and now we have some pans that need to be scrubbed. Hate that.
We had a really good weekend. DD had her spring school show on Saturday. She had a speaking part, and she rocked it. Saturday was spectacularly beautiful, so we spent a ton of time outside. We have this little "microscope" we took outside and the kids gathered up a ton of things to look at under it (different leaves, flower petals, acorns, sticks). Then DS learned to pedal his trike while DD acted like a daredevil on her balance bike. It was a wonderful day.
Yesterday was kind of dull. We played, and I spent far too much time trying to keep up with the SAHMs by putting goldfish and candy into 24 icing bags so they look like carrots. (To be clear, 12 bags have goldfish and 12 have candy. I didn't mix the two, lol.)
My big update is I am waiting on a call from DD's neuro. She went numb with chest pain and shortness of breath during the 5K and was seen by the paramedics on the course. No one alerted me - a friend ran by and pulled out of the race to take care of her but they let me run and texted me after because she was OK. The oncall neuro said her migraine med has this as a known side effect with exercise. I am very frustrated as we stopped the beta blockers specifically so DD could run and she regularly runs 1-5 miles with no issue (7 minute miles, too).
Layer in that carbs are hard to come by - I need to do more research to find some solid portable carbs without starch for her - and I am pretty stressed. We also got a referral to an ENT because her ped thinks she has a vocal cord issue and that's why her throat always hurts. Like, for her entire life. Upper GI showed nothing last year so ENT will probably do a repeat scan. I don't have enough time off work to cover all her appointments.
Found an Easter dress and a dress for the wedding in VA and pencil pants for NY trip. Relieved that's done.
The boys were super cute together this weekend. DS2 is about to turn 6 months and now sitting up and rolling/scooting around. DS1 is being a great big brother most of the time and really liked "playing" with DS2 this weekend. Bringing him toys to play with, asking me to put DS2 in the wagon so DS1 could pull him around, etc.
DH is ... frustrating. We have very different visions of what a weekend with 2 small children looks like, and different viewpoints on how much DH is actually helping. If you ask DH, he spent both Saturday and Sunday morning watching both boys so that I could "do my own thing". If you talk to me, he turned on cartoons for DS1 and plopped DS2 in an exersaucer while he alternated playing with his phone and napping. Meanwhile, I made and cleaned up breakfast, did laundry, tidied up the house, and restocked the diaper bags, and arranged all the logistics of activities for the day.
We had a really good weekend; went to the bouncy place I mentioned and DS wore himself out and took a 3 hour nap on Saturday. It was so nice, we walked down to the "ice cream store" Saturday, to the "little grocery store" Sunday, and got play time outside, opened all the house windows to air out. Made a birthday cake and sang to the Turtles. Skyped with my parents. The kind of lowkey days I love.
Wednesday we have DS's surgery thingy (procedure? surgery sounds awfully intense) to remove his right ear tube and patch the hole. It should be quick, but it's not scheduled until 10am so that's going to SUCK since it involves anesthesia.
Post by librarychica on Apr 10, 2017 10:16:05 GMT -5
We had our oldest nephew for the weekend. So that was fun. We went to the science museum, played outside, played board games. Today is my day off (loving this part time schedule) so I have the toddler with me while doing some yard work. I managed to remove two bushes before she was done with outside so now having some pre-lunch Daniel Tiger. I think she is still tired from the weekend.
For the first time in forever, I got a run in with DD. It was in the neighborhood, it was gloomy, and pushing 38 lbs of kid in the jogger is NO FUN. Yesterday we headed to the trail with the whole family, DD on her bike and DS in the jogger. I'm sure I looked ridiculous - I'd run ahead with DS then head back the family, walk a minute, then take off running again. But the weather was beautiful and the hills are lush and green, and pushing 18 lbs of DS is much easier!
We finally did our taxes. It was more painful than last year, and last year was painful. Effing AMT. We've got the cash to pay it, I just don't like it. (I also made it clear to DH that we're using "his" bonus to pay it, not "mine" - we have joint accounts, so it's neither here nor there, but it feels better this way). I'm setting up a new savings account online and will just transfer money into that on a weekly basis and have it earmarked for our 2017 tax bill so it won't feel like we're using a bonus to pay it since I'll never really count it as "ours".
In other news, we really liked the firm that did our taxes. We're going back next month for some financial planning advice with the owner. I feel so grown up.
Post by erinshelley21 on Apr 10, 2017 10:25:25 GMT -5
I can no longer say no when asked "are you allergic to any medications?" I found out this weekend I am allergic to Keflex when I woke up with a rash all over my upper body. So that was awesome.
DH has stopped doing the dishes for some reason. It's really cramping my ML and may cause me to lose my shit since I'm doing all the laundry and cooking. Oh and bf'ing our child that needs to be latched onto me if she is awake and even more so between the hours of 6p and 9p.
Add me to the DH vents. I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I spent the weekend painting my back porch furniture and cleaning the back porch. Dh came unglued because I got paint in the grass?. He said it would have to be raked up?? So I got the rake and was beating the hell out of the grass. Then he was all stop, you are going to put yourself back in the hospital. I'm going to take the rake away from you. My response-then you will be in the hospital.
I did get my first glass of wine in 2017 in Saturday night with a campfire, so that part was nice.
We had a great weekend involving a date night and lots of fun for us and the kids (gymnastics, bday party, dinner with friends), plus I got all the normal weekend laundry/prep for the week done, and a workout in.
Only downside was that we were coming home from the beach playground and I slipped on some sand walking down a hill, and fell hard on the sidewalk, at 31 weeks pregnant, and managed to pee myself when it happened, which meant I was also freaked out that I was leaking fluid. Baby is moving fine though and on-call midwife was not too concerned, so I'm trying not to worry.
Post by somebabiesmom on Apr 10, 2017 11:30:57 GMT -5
2chatter, I'm not religious, but I think somehow we still only get the amount of stuff that we can handle, b/c I know for sure that I could not handle all the stuff that you have been handed lately. And - hopefully this comes across as the compliment I intend it to be - there is a world of difference between you and me. If anyone can handle all this crap - I'm betting it's you. [Creepy internet hugs]
saraml13, I ditto you on how a man defines doing a woman a favor... MH seriously thought he was paying me back for weeks of solo parenting by dropping the kids off at his sister's for 3 hrs so I could go with him to eat out with his friends. Are you kidding me?
Post by CoverGirl82 on Apr 10, 2017 11:34:32 GMT -5
I have one to add:
DH and I are going on a long weekend (just the two of us) in October. We've been looking at flights for a few weeks, and decided on flights from Southwest, which were pricing out around $800. We meant to book them over the weekend, but forgot, so DH did this morning. The price had gone down to $641!! That made me super happy.
Post by helenahhandbasket on Apr 10, 2017 12:18:57 GMT -5
SO started his new job today. I think I posted here about it briefly. It's less money than he was making, but the retirement plan and the PTO is excellent, so we decided it was the right move. He checked in with me a little bit ago to say they were bbqing for lunch, so he's happy, ha.
We bought plane tickets this weekend to go see H's family in OR in July, and they were super on sale! Feeling very overwhelmed with work, more so because I know we're behind on home stuff after being gone all weekend!
Post by mustardseed2007 on Apr 10, 2017 12:57:10 GMT -5
Had my first triathlon of the season this weekend. I felt like it went well...until I found out I got 5th (which is fine) but I was 2 seconds slower than the 4th place finisher and 5 seconds slower than the 3rd place finisher. This fact drove me crazy looking at all my data. So much for "just doing this for me" and "I'm just in it for fun".
At least I got home in time for DS' T ball game. He did fabulous and was adorable.
I did a fun run with DS the next day. He was so excited until it started, then he didn't want to run or walk and said he was hurting and I was walking to fast and it's hot and why can't we just go home and why didn't I bring the stroller. He's fired from going on any future races!!!! Oh! And he hopped on his bike when we got home and said he wants to do a triathlon. Whatever kid, you're a liar! Fool me once...
After the "fun run" we tried to buy the kids shoes. Unfortunately there are no good places to buy shoes for kids around us anymore. So after exhausting ourselves shopping with two psycho children who can't sit still, I ordered shoes online this morning. And the ones I bought from nordstroms already shipped.
I feel like I may have freaked my SIL out. She's due any day now and I sent her a blog post that friends had shared with me when I was in the newborn phase. I felt like the post helped me feel ok with my feelings about becoming a mom and all that it changes in your life. I know SIL has been freaking out - she's admitted to me how overwhelmed she is with the idea of motherhood several times. So I figured maybe sharing that her feelings are normal would help... But I know she received the message and still hasn't responded hours later when normally she's really quick to respond, so I'm now freaking out that I potentially freaked her out even more instead of helping. (Welcome to life inside my head. Neurotic much?)
Post by traveltheworld on Apr 10, 2017 13:35:12 GMT -5
2chatter, wow, that's scary. Hope you get some answers soon. I can't even imagine the stress.
We had a crazy busy weekend. I wish I could say it was fun meeting up with all of our friends, but unfortunately it was rather stressful going from place to place with two little ones. I think DS got too stimulated so he was acting like a crazy person yesterday. And DD woke up at 6:00 this morning and threw an epic tantrum. So yeah, not the best start to my week.
I did manage to squeeze in some time to do some shopping and bought a few things I really like. Still no where close to getting all the stuff I need for the new job, but it's a start.
sdlaura - I fell off a step by our pool when I was 36 or 37 weeks along and sprained my ankle. I also fell pretty much directly on my belly. I completely freaked out. Our OB's awesome nurse finally said something like "Look, that baby is well-protected. We've had a ton of patients who have been in major car crashes and the baby is fine."
twinmomma - we went to her PCP last week with just that question. He just can't figure it out and doesn't know where to send us - so we are trying a new ENT. But the continued minor stomach issues on a starch free diet, migraines and constant sore throat all being isolated seems crazy to me - that DD would have two conditions (the enzyme deficiency and migraines) is a lot but three seems nuts.
That's so frustrating 2chatter. Do you have a good children's hospital near you? I feel like if it were me, I'd be asking for some sort of referral to Boston. But I guess you'd have to know what kind of specialist to refer to? I'm not sure how that would work exactly.
Her ped, the new ENT and her GI doctor are out of a Children's hospital in Dallas. My challenge is - she has different stuff going on and there isn't one person. We tried having her immunologist quarterback things, but he preferred to defer to specialists until one of them uncovered an autoimmune marker, which hasn't happened. So her ped runs point, but he's also kind of limited in that we just don't KNOW. It's not obvious. I'm on the brink of asking her immunologist for full upper and lower GIs, another MRI, PET scan, blood panels and for all of them to look at all the films. He said if we didn't get to a solution that he would order allllll the tests then pull in the other doctors, but it just seems kind of crazy to me. Example, her upper GI they could have really looked more at her vocal cords but her GI doc was looking at her esophagus and taking biopsies.
Is it insulting to ask doctors to think outside the box? I really like her team (except her neuro because she's overbooked) and they do think outside the box to an extent, but I want to say without sounding precious that if they are doing a test let's DO IT to the max and look at EVERYTHING.
It bugs me there isn't a better option for care outside of a ($$$) concierge practice - which, I can't even find one for peds anyway.
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