Josh has a fisher price something, I don't even remember the name of it and I went outside and it doesn't say on it. I know we have the manual somewhere. I wanted to find out the height and weight limits for it. I remember someone saying when the tops of the ears are higher than the sides of the seat it's time to change, but I don't know if that's accurate.
I'm glad the melatonin seems to be helping!
We have evenflo car seats for M, and while I don't hate them, I don't love them either. A has Graco myrides and I like those much better. We have two of each, one for each vehicle. I will definitely look into the nautilus if M ever outgrows her evenflo (I know she will someday!). She's still RFing at almost 3. We also have an extra cosco scenera that we use when traveling or in my mom's car. I'm not a fan. It just seems so flimsy and is hard to install RFing for us.
You know, Christine, I know that is probably one reason why dbf is such a turd sometimes. Since I hardly ever "put out" anymore, he gets stressed and I guess, in a way, resents me for it. But hey, when I'm the one doing EVERYTHING, I think I'm allowed to be tired/not in the mood at night.
Ashley, my dad lives in Idaho, he moved there a year after my mom died. He hated Florida with a passion, could not wait until he was outta here. He married my step-mom 2 years after my mom died. She's really a nice woman. But it's still hard at times.
L, so glad the melatonin seems to be working.
We have a Evenflo Maestro and a Graco MyRide, I like them both, and so does Gilly. I to remember those early months when G hated the car seat. When he was 3 months old we went on a long 6 hour road trip, it was awful, we had to keep stopping and checking on him. I finally had to seat in the back, and he was fussing at me to get him out of that ****ed car seat! It's so exhausting. Thanks goodness he's fine with long car trips now.
Yikes...hope my baby doesn't hate the carseat. We don't know where in the state baby will come from so it could easily be a 5-6 hour drive to bring baby home when baby is likely 3-5 weeks old. I'm feeling kind of antsy about the baby today. Most days I'm cool with waiting and it's nice having time to save up the money....would really like to have another 5K before getting the call since we still owe 12-13 probably. Depends on how long bridge care is needed (which depends on which county baby is born in) and how many lawyers end up being needed. But today I'm feeling like I just wish the call would come asap. Oh well, it's outta my hands and I just have to be patient.
My dog question of the day....how long would you let a dog chew on a rawhide? Cosmo has never been that into them. Likes them a little bit once in a while. Poogie LOVES them. Got her a beef basted one yesterday (I only buy made in the USA ones at this local pet shop where I also can get the high quality food). She was in another world with that thing. Didn't respond to anything I said or anything Cosmo did and usually she's all about whatever Cosmo is doing. She doesn't get snippity when I take it from her though you can tell she doesn't want to give it up. I let her have it for about two hours and took it away. Thinking I might reserve it for when I need her to be calm and quiet or maybe weekends. She has a beard and it left her beard all gummy and sticky so I had to wash her face fairly well and comb it out.
Jennifer many mama. I can't even imagine how hard that is!! I don't have any advice on the dog either....
Jennifer, worse case scenario the baby comes from 5-6 hours away, if he or she is younger, the baby will most likely sleep the whole way. Or at least, a large portion of it. Seren was normally fussiest at the beginning of the ride, and mellowed once she was lulled by the car's vibrations. As for the rawhide, I used to let my dog chew til it was gone. But if it was taking a long time, or got messy (like the one you got) I'd reserve it for outside only. I miss having a doogie.
And Chrstine, you're right. I wish he'd help more around the house, then I may actually have energy at the end of the day! Le sigh, men just don't understand that. At least, mine doesn't.
It was hard trying to make a decision and I suspect that it will be really hard once a match is made and waiting to see if it actually goes through. For the most part, this waiting has not been too bad....partially because of the puppy and being so busy with her. But she knows her names, usually comes when called, can sit, is pretty much potty trained....so in general like a grown up doggie. And she was so cute and good with my bff's girls (one is 15 months so still pretty much a baby). She loved the baby and just wanted to sniff her and kiss her.....she actually whined when they left.
I might sound petty and ungrateful, but mine knows how to cook/clean/do laundry/care for Conner..and he does all of the above every single day. But he's driving me out of his mind with his inability to make any decisions for himself. Last night he cooked like we had 7+ people in our house, when the reality was there was just 3 of us. If I cared enough to bring it up to him and ask why he didn't just cook 1/2, he'd respond with, "well you told me both packages of meat were for 1 dinner." We're a family of 6 and often have my brother and/or miscellaneous friends over. I meal plan with that in mind. But is it really so hard to take stock of who's there and just reduce when you're going to cook? Why do I have to be the one to tell him to do it? It's not like I can in that situation anyway...He starts dinner before I get home.
I'm just so friggin fed up it's unreal. I've been looking for places, but since my area was flooded there's very little to chose from, and what is available is expensive because of the competition to rent somewhere. I looked on Craigslist's Realty/House For Sale section and typed in my town in the search. It's flabbergasting how many are for sale at ridiculously low prices, marked "flooded" My poor town.
Well it's basted with clear flavoring so it didn't mess up the floor or anything. The other one is peanut butter but she was obsessed with the beef one. And I'm a paranoid doggie mom so I get big ones and take them away when they get smaller in size. This one was the length of her leg and probably the width of two of them. I just don't want her getting obessive about it....or a tummy ache.
i have come to the conclusion that her face is so cute with the scruffy beard she has going on....but it's a bit high maintenance. After Dh cut the grass she went out and was trying to eat a clump....and turned her face green as the beard is mostly white.
Liz what about a sign on your bedroom ceiling that says "Want Sex? Clean house!"
Chrissy that is so unbelieveably sad I just couldn't imagine the devastation that a flood would bring
Jennifer I keep hoping for a match for you VERY soon! I loved the porfolio that you and hubby made, I would pick you in a minute
That is a good idea, but his rational is that because most of the mess is from daycare, it is my responsibility to clean up. Then again his logic is also that since I was the one to cook dinner/aka get the dishes all dirty, that I should clean them. That one is the most annoying. When iw as growing up it was "mom makes dinner, "dad" did dishes."
Yeah, that is ridiculous I tend to do most of the cooking/cleaning just because of time. DH isn't usually home til 8 or so and gone at 4a.m. On our days off he cooks, I clean. I'm not much of a cook
Chrissy, that is really annoying! It sounds like his common sense is a little off. Very frustrating.
I'm just procrastinating before I go clean up the kitchen. The kids were super messy today. I'm watching Homeland. It's my new show since I've finished watching BSG. I was really sad that BSG ended the way it did!
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Glad the melatonin is working, L. No sleep is a huge problem.
What is this "sex" you are speaking of? I am so out of touch with that part of it all - it has turned into this ridiculous waste of time in my mind. Also gross and icky. And it makes me feel degraded in a weird way. I know I need to work on it, but I really don't want to at all. I want to sleep when I get in bed. I should look into the root you mentioned, Myles. I asked my gyno about it and she said to just grit your teeth and gut it out until it gets to be normal again.
Myles - I was talking about the classes I was teaching on Easter eggs this past week when I was sick. My other class is going well - I really like it a lot. The professor runs a screenprint studio here in town and this Friday I will start volunteering there so I can learn more about that as well. Very excited about it.
Chrissy - I would be really annoyed by the lack on creative thought/initiative.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov
^^ same. And I think there might be something wrong with me, medically, in that department. Not only am I never in the mood, but rarely does it even feel good.
This is the first dry spell I've been in in over 19 years. It's really depressing me. I used to joke that sometimes sex was all we had going for us...now, we don't even have that. And by dry spell, I mean it's been a week and a half.
I like the unique aspect of it, but overall not sold on it.
I can seet that advice Katy got working for someone. I feel pretty similiar and could see that working because once into it, it's like oh yeah this is fun. It's just the getting into it...TTC for years took it's toll. And most of the time it's like we could do that....or we could watch TV or read books....and those win out. It also hasn't helped working opposite shifts so most of the time I sleep alone.
Hmmm, I have to say that I don't care for Vine for a name but I tend to like very long more traditional names. Why our boy name is Theodore.
The only name I've ever heard someone name their child that I absolutely despised was Adolf. And yes, they were supremacists. I believe they lost custody of their child later (and I hope it's true). So Vine would be a nice name in my book. I really believe names are up to the parents only and I just assume everyone has their own special reason for naming their child what they do, and to me that makes each name special and endearing.
I have also read about sex being great for one's health. I make sure we DTD at least twice a week so we both stay in good moods and have better health. I also make sure that DH knows how lucky he is that he has a wife who cares so much about his health! I read some study that showed that men who have sex two times or more per week live longer and have less risks of heart problems.
Myles you noticed all that I enjoy about the GCB show. I just love their dialogue and the good looking men. Also like I said before, the ladies remind me a lot of the southern ladies I know who are always smiling in your face and saying mean things about you in a nice way. I didn't get to watch it last weekend when they had the back to back episodes since I was really tired and decided to go to bed early. I figure I'll catch them when they re-run.
Molly, I will be honest and say that I don't really like Vine for a boy. It reminds me too much of "wine."
But, but... wine is so good. I have to admit, I was LOVING that wine last night. Mmmm.