Awesome Midge! I also wish I had a clicker!
Awesome Midge! I also wish I had a clicker!
That's awesome Midge!!
My sil & I went hiking at Shindagin Hollow forest today with our kids & we had a fabulous time. There's a lean-to up there that's a free-for-all to use for camping. I really want to try that some time this year. It's very remote and absolutely gorgeous up there.
Chrissy, that sounds awesome. You should go!
I don't think everyone here pops into new moms very often, so I'm sharing this link here. A facebook album with pictures of Robbie's first year. I tried to get pictures as close to the 8th and 22nd of each months, Robbie's adjusted and birth birthdays.
I was going to wait until his birthday to do everything, but I was too excited.
I would think, however, that someone with more poundage could better afford to not gain than someone who has little/no excess fat. But what do I know? I'm certainly not a dr.
She had lost a LOT of weight (over 100 lbs) and was thin when she got pg with my sister, and gained a little over 30 with her (and sister and I were exact same weight and height).
I'm thinking that if I ever got pg, I really shouldn't gain much weight. I already consume enough calories to support a growing baby (otherwise I would be thin already!). As long as I get enough vitamins and nutritionally sound food, I figure I should be good to go. Maybe 10-15 lbs tops is all that would be recommended for me to gain.
I think this lean-to was built in 2005 (?) but I'm not sure. I know it's not every old. There are many of them around though, and all would look very similar.
My sil says she'd be scared to stay there, but I think it would be fun.
Definitely not the same place, then! Would have been the 80's sometime!
It was a fun trip but I remember it being very windy and the wind oriented so it went right in the open wall. It was April, so it was pretty cold. Definitely try it in summer if you're going to.
And all of the sudden it occurs to me, I have lived at the base of a mountain my whole life in that state with the most national parks, and I have never really gone camping. I've been to a church camp, and it was gorgeous, an absolutely beautiful camping site, but there wasn't any real outdoors-roughing it kind of thing going on.
Now I want to go camping.
Am out of town visiting my mom right now just wanted to pop in and say hi!
And wanted to confess that I am sooooooo ready to go home. I love my mom but miss DH and my house. I really don't like staying at other people's houses and am kind of regretting deciding to stay here for so long. I will be here until the 28th and then will be staying in Chicago for a week and am hoping that DH, who will be driving up to get us to go to Chicago (his hometown) won't go crazy and make me want to smack him while we are there, he always goes crazy in Chicago and we have horrible arguments and I swore I wouldn't go back because of this, but my MIL hasn't seen the kids in over a year and I love her so I will brave DH's tantrums to visit her and do my best to avoid him.
Also, wanted to add, that I was overweight with both my PGs and gained 20lbs with each and my OB was fine with that and congratulated me on not gaining too much. Ky was 8lbs and I lost the weight within 2 weeks Elle was 6.9lbs and I lost the weight in a month
Oh, forgot to confess that I was offered a job right before I left town!!!! I am soooooo looking forward to working. I am a SAHM right now and really am not a mom cut out for staying at home so I am happy that I'll be working again. It pays 5K more than my goal salary so I am uber excited about that even though I'm worried about Elle adjusting to daycare, but I know she'll be fine and I will transition her slowly since my new boss, who is also a family friend, says I can start part time if I want and she doesn't need me to start officially until Sept so we have plenty of time to get Elle used to her daycare staff.
I confess I seriously love my child. It's storming pretty badly outside right now. Thunder boomed and I heard her in her room, "Mr. Brown makes thunder, BOOM BOOM BOOM!"
Erin, there's no place like home. So true! I know by the end of my vacations, I'm sooo ready to sleep in my own bed and eat in my own kitchen. Fingers crossed that your DH doesn't go crazy in Chicago. Also, congrats on the job!
Erin, I hope your trip goes well. I know how you feel. I like to be home too. Congrats on the job! What will you be doing?