Just wanted to continue - because I couldn't write all that I wanted I had to get off -
Yes! It's hard at first to get things done. I work really hard all day with the kids, cooking, cleaning, laundry, bills and our business accounting, shopping etc - you know the routine. But it's exhausting because I feel like I am CONSTANTLY picking up, sweeping, picking up, sweeping, wiping.. picking up.. after them. lol .Especially with Emma, she's almost one and she's off the bottle so she eats regular food and it gets everywhere.. just everywhere. I wonder why I clean up after her so much, it just gets dirty again like 10 minutes later. lol. But I just do. And then there's the re-directing all the time as she's getting into something that she shouldn't... it's all very time consuming!!
I am wondering how my life is going to be with a baby that's barely one, a newborn and making sure Brooke gets off to school early in the morning and has everything she needs. My house is just going to have to take a blow. I hate having a messy house, but I have a feeling I'm just going to have to get over it. I wonder how I'm going to cook as much as I do. That's probably going to change too. And I doubt I shop as much as it's not like Emma can walk around and I will have a baby in a carseat - so how would I really do that? There's so many things that I'm just wondering - wow! How is this going to work?!View Thread
Oh yes, Dr's really have no way of telling how much the baby will actually weigh. That's actually a huge pet peeve of mine. I've seen alot of inductions/c-sections because the dr said the u/s showed the baby was going to be very large - and the baby was like 7 pounds something! But I am sure my baby will be a good size, as I have given birth to three children, and they have been 8lbs, 7 -15, and 8lbs! So I'm sure this one will be around the same!
I'm so glad Piper sleeps good for you! Brooke was such a good sleeper, and has been up until the last few weeks. She always slept through the night as a baby and would take the longest naps too. That really makes a difference with parenting. Emma has been such a challenge in that regard. Otherwise she's a happy baby - just very active and curious. I'm so tired! lol!
I know you will love being home with your daughter!! Keep in touch!!View Thread
You have to do what is best for you! I have lots of friends that have to work - for as they say, their sanity. Which I would love to stay at home full time but many women prefer to work. I have strong feelings about wanting to be in the home, but every situation is different. At least you know you can go back if you feel you need/want.
The pregnancy is great. Dr says the baby looks very big. All my babies have been 8 lbs, but Dr thinks I may surpass that mark with this one. I'm very curious to see if it's a boy or girl. Completely happy either way - I'm just curious and excited for the delivery. It will be exciting. Hopefully will make it to the hospital this time before the last stage of labor though! lol!
What surprises you about motherhood? There are so many surprises - I have many with Brooke as she is my first. Motherhood is wonderful but can be very challenging. Emma is finally sleeping through the night and off the bottle, but gets up very early... and now Brooke my 5 year old wakes up almost nightly with nightmares. I am usually very patient with her, but sometimes I get frustrated with having to get up at night. I'm very tired anyways, and have not been able to sleep through this pregnancy much what with a baby that didn't sleep through the night until just recently and now Brooke crying most nights. That's just part of it though - it's just exhausting! I hope Piper sleeps good for you!!View Thread
HI!!! I posted a reply a few weeks ago, but it got deleted and I haven't found the time to get back on. How are you? How is Harli? How old is she now? Crawling? I bet you are having so much fun with her!!
Emma is 10 months old now! She's adorable, looks just like her daddy, who she LOVES and she loves her big sis! She almost walking, has taken a few steps on her own - transfers and lets go and can stand unassisted, but she hasn't decided to go full throttle yet! She's been climbing the stairs for awhile now and oh boy do I have to watch her! She's completely different than Brooke, very active and curious. I'm tired! LOL
I'm 28 weeks this week. I can't believe I'm already having another baby. Sometimes it doesn't feel real. I can't believe I'm already in the third trimester. Like I said, sometimes it doesn't even feel real. Then I find myself peeing every 15 minutes and I can't see my feet and the baby will kick me and I will be like - oh yeah! It's real! I'm just so busy with Brooke and Emma only being 10 months, that life is crazy. But wonderful.
Can't wait to hear from you. Sorry it took so long to reply.View Thread
I'm glad it's not too bad. But yeah, if you aren't ever used to swelling it's going to feel awful.
I would like to lose 40 pounds as well after this baby. We should motivate each other!
It will be so nice for you to have all summer off to take care of your little one. You will get to bond and enjoy all those moments that are so precious.
I am looking forward to my u/s. Hopefully everything looks good!!
I've been dealing with sick kids, Brooke was pretty sick and now Emma is. That's how it goes, but I worry with Emma being so little. I don't like sick kids, I don't take care of them at work and I hate it when my kids are sick when they are babies!
I hope you can get everything done!! I think I am starting to nest because I all want to do is clean. I worked last night and then got up and got the kids and immediately started cleaning. I have ALOT of de-junking to do. Our house is not finished and it drives me crazy, it always seems messy even if I just cleaned it.
Hey!! No worries! I totally understand being tired! Only write when you feel like it!! You are getting so close so fast! I bet you guys are so excited!
I am positive you got the right Leah, but I have NO messages or new friend requests shown up! I looked through them and nothing! That's so weird that it's like blocking you??
I'm so glad the swelling is doing better! And the BP is okay!! That's something to be grateful for.
Have you been able to walk like you wanted? I've walked a few times, just wish I could do it more. I've gained 9 pounds so far, and I look pretty huge! I'm trying to be more positive about my body but it's kinda hard!! I'm so worried what I'm going to look like after all of this!! But it's all worth it. I just need to remember I'm creating life and that is so special.
So.. went in for the 16 week appt and ultrasound.. only to find out my OB dr was in a delivery and so I had to see a different OB. Well I guess she is the only Dr that does so many u/s, and so the substitute dr I had only checked fetal heart rate. It was so nice to hear the heartbeat but boy was I disappointed I didn't get to have that u/s!! I about cried in the office!! lol!! Guess I have to wait for the twenty week u/s in about a month.
Yeah you do have alot of things to consider! I understand about just getting a masters! That's a lot of work and effort and money! I know you will make the right decision for your family!
That's so amazing you guys have been together that long!! Wow!! So cool! My DH and I are doing so well now! We will celerate 7 years of marriage this year! Can't imagine being together 22 years- thats a long time! Hopefully I will be able to say that at some point!! View Thread
Ugh! Sorry about the swelling!! I've never had that but my friends have. Hopefully your blood pressure stays okay! They are probably worried about pre-eclampsia. But if your BP stays down then you are fine! Let me know!
I would totally add you on FB! You would be one of the few on my FB page! haha! My DH and I have been married a little of 6 years, and the first few years of our marriage were pretty rough. I got sick soon after we were married, almost lost my first daughter and from then on things were nuts. From me being in school full time with a baby, my DH working crazy long hours and building our house in his spare (very spare) time, plus church responsibilities and just life, we barely spent time together! We grew apart and our marriage suffered. One evening we kind of had an epiphany. I was finally done with school and training and was home more. But our sad routine had gotten to be that he watched TV and I played on FB. So there wasn't much time that we spent actually TOGETHER. Well we decided that we would cancel our satellite TV and I would deactivate my FB account. Let me tell you, that saved our marriage. We were so distracted by everything else and so busy that we had forgot that marriage takes effort! So we got rid of the distractions and came together and we have been better than ever for years now! This is a long story but the point is I got FB back awhile ago, but I only have family and close close friends, which means I have a total of 33 friends because I deleted everyone else! Because I was addicted to FB! I still get on but not as much as before to where is was a distraction. SO..... yeah that was really long.. but I would add you guys if you wanted to! My name is Leah Milligan. I might be hard to find with no friends though. lol
Have you ever had someone you don't know come up and rub your belly? Oh my gosh. That happened to me a few times. haha. You are getting so close. Have you had some of your showers? Do you have the room ready?
What are your plans for delivery? Do you plan on trying all natural or are you going to get an epideral? I wanted an epideral but was progressing so fast that that didn't get one till late. So I felt all the contractions until I was complete but didn't feel the pushing thank goodness! But let me tell you those contractions are crazy!!! I handled it pretty good though but man alive!
Breastfeeding will be wonderful! Something I have never ever experienced! I have to take medication that is excreted in the breastmilk so it's a no-go for me. You will love bonding with your baby.
Yeah we decided that since there was a such a big age gap between our first two that was unintentional, (almost 5 years) we would not use contraceptives after Emma. We felt that if God wanted to give us another child, we would be happy and accept that. Obviosuly that was his plan!
I am so happy for you! It is so fun to watch Daddy with his little girl. I swear my big burly husband turns into a big teddy bear with his little girls!
ATT- Just my opinion so take it for what its worth, but if you chose to stay home for awhile you would never regret it. I work usually one day a week, sometimes two, but I am home most of the time and let me tell you it is priceless. I could work full time if I wanted and make lots of money, but it does not compare to being able to be the one that raises my children. I love so much being there almost everyday to be close, love them and teach them and help them grow. I wouldn't work at all if my husband wasnt self employed and we needed the insurance coverage. Just my thoughts! I know you're a teacher so you can't work part time really, but you can always go back with he or she is a little older! To me, you never regret the time you get with your child. They are only small once and grow so fast.View Thread