Ash those are cute....I just couldn't wear them myself! I can barely wear my Dansko clogs without tripping and those heels aren't as tall.
Um, I think that the birkenstocks are cute. I haven't tried a pair in years and years, mostly because I feel the need for more cushion in the heel. But I like the look. :)
Katy, I think that it is totally reasonable to let the volunteer gig know you won't be there for a while.
OMG I think I might go crazy if I get a baby that keeps me up all night for too long. My second night of 4.5-5 hours of sleep in a row and I'm dying today and that is after coffee, espresso and now diet mt dew. I will miss the first few weeks until we can bring baby home and will also do formula and not bf so maybe I will get lucky and get one that doesn't want to party all night....right?
:laugh: Haha I was one of those....and I was a party 2am my crib kind of girl. My sister was bf and not so much a night owl as me. I'm just kind of hoping that maybe I can still get some sleep. Maybe maybe? I think that I need more sleep than I did in my 20's!
Every one of my kids was different in their sleep patterns. Bobbie was formula fed after a week (she was in neonatal ICU and I lived 40 miles away and couldn't afford a breast pump), and the other 3 were breastfed. Jesi was my 'best' nighttime sleeper.
Coincidentally or not, they're still like that. Bobbie often stays up till 4 a.m. or later, while Jesi will frequently go to bed at 7 p.m.
And when you get your new LO I bet you'll get into a mommy mode where you sleep lighter and 'need' less, for awhile anyway. I'm a 10-hour-night sleeper but miraculously survived on half that when Abbey was tiny.
I saw screw fashion too. :) I pull a big no no daily and wear socks with my sandals (thin black socks, black sandals, black pants....I don't think that it stands out too much). It's more comfortable plus work dress code requires socks or hose at all times.
I absolutely hate socks...if I could get away with it, I'd wear my shoes without them even in winter. I learned as a teen though that that does nothing pleasant for the insides. :D I wear the thinnest trouser socks I can find in winter.
I'm so bad about it that if my feet start feeling hot at all, I get witchy with a b. I even sleep with my feet sticking out of the covers, even during the winter. I hate my feet to be warm.
Jennifer I think you'll be amazed at what you can when you bring home that squishy new bundle of joy :wub: I also agree that some babies are just simply better sleepers than others, but you never know-maybe you'll get lucky :winks:
I can't wear closed toe'd shoes AT ALL! I hate my feet to be enclosed, they get all hot and sticky :gross: I'm a flip flop/open toe heel girl all year round! Good thing I don't live up north :laugh:
Oh I loathe high heels, I avoid them at all costs. I am tall at 5'8", so I never felt I needed them. When I would wear them I could hear my toes crying in agony.
My niece is having bfing issues her new baby. I know how hard it is, I wish I lived closer to help her.
I still feel tired, and not caught up on my sleep and my son is 3 years old. He was a terrible sleeper in the beginning, and quite honestly I have never felt such complete exhaustion as I did during those first 8 weeks of his life. Now he sleeps through the night, but morning still comes way too early. It does not help that I stay up too late reading. And I am not a morning person at all. Never will be.
Shelley I'm sorry to hear that, I hope she has some supportive people around her to help.
:( ask her to find a lactation consultant. our local hospital provides LC free of charge for new mothers.
I'm not a morning person either. When my oldest started Kindergarten it was a real life changer for me. I often stay up far to late to this day, and she's 18 now. I got better about waking in the morning and not being so grouchy (and making it where I needed to be on time!) but it's still a challenge for me. I'm always rushing around to meet my bus.
She is talking to the hospital LC, I hope they can help her. I've been talking to her and hopefully helping her. Her dh will support her, but she doesn't have any bf friends where they live.
I'm the grouchiest morning person! I can't help it, I wake up not wanting to wake up :laugh: I'm alot better than I used to be, I still have to consciously remind myself that just because its 5o'clock in the morning doesn't mean I have the right to be a grump :P
Says the Florida girl. :laugh: I just bought these http://www.columbia.com/Women%E2%80%...efault,pd.html#
And will pretty much wear them everytime I leave the house from basically anytime now (though hopefully the longer the better!) until probably close to April. I leave a pair of shoes under my desk to change into for work.
Notice how these are lined with special reflective material to warm your foot from your own body heat? I believe that they are rated to keep feet warm up to -25 outside.
ugh-I couldn't do 5:00 a.m. It's all I can do to get up at 6...and i have to catch my bus at 6:45. It doesn't leave a lot of time for showering and stuff.
You can get ringworm in the back yard? I think that we probably have less icky bugs or at least less of them up north!
Um I'm not a morning person and have such a hard time in the morning....and I don't get up until almost 7am.
Wow. I couldn't imagine spending that much on shoes, my flip flops cost like $5 :laugh: That is kind of cool how they warm your feet though!!! Still wouldn't wear them, I can just imagine the sweat rolling down my ankles :gross:
That is one thing that is nice about the cooler weather, less bugs!