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?
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 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. 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 I also agree that some babies are just simply better sleepers than others, but you never know-maybe you'll get lucky
I can't wear closed toe'd shoes AT ALL! I hate my feet to be enclosed, they get all hot and sticky I'm a flip flop/open toe heel girl all year round! Good thing I don't live up north
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-mom to DS, 6
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.
Shelley-mom to DS, 6
I'm the grouchiest morning person! I can't help it, I wake up not wanting to wake up 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
Says the Florida girl. 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.
Wow. I couldn't imagine spending that much on shoes, my flip flops cost like $5 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
That is one thing that is nice about the cooler weather, less bugs!