skefhail4ythab .dg ... that's all my brain can manage today. UGH!!!
S and I went to the JT concert last night (it sounded like a great idea in May/June when the tickets went on sale). It took forever to get home in the freezing stinking cold, so we got to bed just before 1 and S had to be up for work at 4:30. There's lack of sleep and then there's lack of sleep!
Gabe had a great weekend with my Sis who flew in to help out for the weekend because we had tons going on (including the concert). He's such a neat kid around her. Very patient and calm. She can get him to do anything, it's amazing.
This is ear tubes week. So I'll likely just spend most of the days worrying about that until it's over with on Friday afternoon.
QOTD: Honestly I don't get much/any quality time for myself. I know it sounds ridiculous, but lately the only me-time I've had is while I'm pumping in the Mothers' room at work! And I should be working while I'm in there, but I'm so fried right now that I've been allowing myself to bump and also to play freecell. With no family close, and the fact that we have an aggressive dog (makes having a babysitter damn near impossible), we don't get much quality time just the two of us. It's not necessarily healthy, and we're both exhausted. We need to figure out how to do better.
Thanks for starting the thread @Jazibel!
Married to my amazing wife 6/12/10 TTC since 6/11Unmedicated IUI #1 - 6/28/11 - BFNUnmedicated IUI #2 - 7/25/11 - BFNRobotic Myomectomy (Fibroid Surgery) - 11/15/11Unmedicated IUI #3 - 4/24/12 - BFN Progesterone Supported Leuteal Phase IUI #4 - 6/21/12 - BFP!!Baby Boy G Born 3/24/13
On to #2, are we crazy?IUI #1 - 11/28/14 - BFP! Beta #1 (11DPO) 34, Beta #2 (13DPO) 101, Beta #3 (20DPO) 3043Ultrasound at 6w4d shows a single, fluttering heartbeat. Say hello to Sticky Ricki!
adding another Question - tell me about your pediatrician. When you go in do they know your name, your child's name? (even if they only know it b/c they looked at the chart?) Do they play with your kid a little first to relax them? Like, M was not having any part of the stethoscope touching her. If I was the doc in that situation I would smile at her, talk to her, let her touch it and see what it is, and then try to do it. Instead she pretty much told me to hold her hands back (she was on my lap) and she just did it. I have no idea how she could hear anything with the screaming! I dont know, I would think she would be just a little more interested in interacting with the cutest baby in the world (fact) when she is in her office. And she's telling me how the next few visits might be hard because of the whole stranger thing - but later I'm thinking, well if you approached her a little slower and playfully she'd probably be fine.She also told us to just let her scream in her crib for as long as it takes in order to get her to sleep better. And the office is a PITA to get to in the morning. So we are probably going to switch. But maybe my expectations are too high? She's perfectly "nice" but...
Every single Dr. in our office (Family Practice, not Peds specific) is gentle and playful with our guy. I would have a huge problem if they told me to just hold his arms back. I would say that you should follow your instincts on this one. Especially given their sleeping advice. There's such a range of opinions and methods out there, at least throw out the names of some books that give alternative solutions, right?
Also, thanks @stringy813 for the well-wishes. Friday can't get here soon enough for me.