C's party couldn't have gone better. The kids had a great time, the adults seemed to enjoy themselves, and I got tons of compliments on the entire thing. G did great listening too! So fun and so easy. I may never have another party at my house again!
Post by luv2rn4fun on Nov 18, 2018 17:44:44 GMT -5
Glad the party went well bk1! Happy birthday to C!!
My C is totally being his normal, loud, energetic self lately...maybe a level up. I see so much improvement but he’s still a ton of energy every day and it can be exhausting. It’s wearing a lot in DH when he’s around and today we were driving home from errands and he said to me “God bless you”. That seriously made my day because for 4 years he has not once understood what it’s like to be home with them with so little help. It’s a constant battle between us where he just doesn’t pull his weight as much as I would like (it has gotten better but he seriously has it so good and has no idea). Anyways, for just a moment I felt like he got a glimpse of what I feel every day (lots of good too but it is still a tiring “job”).
The good...we put up all the decor in C’s big boy room! He’s napping now and then we will convert his crib to his big boy bed! He LOVES his new Disney Cars room!! So priceless!! I just need to order his name decal and it will be finished ($35 so I have held off but I am going to just get it because it will complete the room)! Now...let’s hope he decides to still sleep in his bed once he realizes he can escape...🤣. Planning to order stuff for L’s room next (we have nursery decor but we never put it on the walls so I am going to sell it and make his room a Mickey Mouse room- he will love it!)!
luv2rn4fun I would love to see pics of the room! G came out of her room the to begin with the first few nights but it was less then a week before she stopped. I hope you have the same luck!
I posted some on Facebook! I am hoping we have a smooth transition...I figure he will be on a cot when we go to ILs this week so it made sense to try to do it all right now! Plus, he’s excited for all his Cars stuff!
ETA: ewall- so sweet of your DH! I would do the same to DH in that situation. You already felt bad enough and there wasn’t anything any of you could do to change it.
With the new job DH will be gone for new hire orientation (leave on a Monday, class Tuesday and Wednesday, back Thursday) which isn't too bad because he has done trips like that before, but he will also be gone 3 weeks for training afterwards. His start date isn't for another month so we are guessing the 3 weeks will be in January. I am so NOT looking forward to three solid weeks of solo parenting. I already told MIL I will be calling her. I am really hoping she will finally take both girls overnight so I get a real break. She has been refusing to take C overnight. Her excuse was the girls weren't use to sleeping in the same room but they have been in the same room for probably 2 months now. I get stressed anytime I think of it. At least it's just a one time training. He will have yearly trips but not nearly that long.
I actually kinda lost it at bedtime tonight. I am just worn down and need a break. I haven't had a night off of bedtime routine for 2 years. We haven't started TTC #3 yet (I'm off bc but we are still protecting against it) and sometimes I'm not sure I can handle another. It's gotta get better once G is in school and I don't have everyone at home 100% of the time... right?!
suzv I find it very odd for a pediatrician to say autism was possible because he screamed. My DS screamed through every doctor's appointment from 18 months to almost 3. I would consider switching doctors over a comment like that. I am so sorry he (or she) made you worry about that.
katespade we did a six-hour class on a Saturday and it didn't really help much, but I kind of liked the bonding and time spent together getting excited. If it's not expensive, I'd do it!
luv2rn4fun I am so glad your H is appreciating you more! You are a rockstar.
We put up our Christmas tree today, and the absolute joy J got from it this year was awesome. He just kept looking at it going, "This is AMAZING!" Then he asked if he could open Christmas presents and I said no because it's not Christmas yet. And he replied, "But it's the Christmas EASON (season), Mom!!" He cracks me up.
Post by luv2rn4fun on Nov 18, 2018 23:10:22 GMT -5
Thank you krystee! You are too kind 😀. And J is just the sweetest! I think this year is going to be the best yet for sure! C is all about all the holidays but I think Christmas will be the best! There is a house with lights and decorations already (for like 2 weeks) and we go to see it every day after nap! They both love it!
bk1- ((Hugs)). I would not be happy about that long of solo parenting 😢. I am so sorry friend and hope you get a lot of help from both sets of grandparents. Also, I so hear you...I have done every bedtime for both boys (minus when I was in the hospital when L was born and when L had his asthma issues). It can be very exhausting. I have a very hard time when they are being difficult at nap time. It takes so much patience. Also, I would totally be thinking hard of a 3rd if your DH will be gone frequently and/or you aren’t getting enough help when he is gone. Definitely reasonable to have your concerns...but yes, it has to get easier at some point (L still doesn’t STTN so I just feel permanently exhausted LOL...I do think it’s getting better though as far as caring for two little kids!).
C did absolutely amazing last night! Never once left his bed and went right to sleep (which is unheard of since he also napped yesterday)! He’s moving a little bit now but still staying in his one spot 😀. I can only hope this continues! Nap time will be a true test, as will the next couple weeks!