- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
You have received lots of good suggestions, but I just want to point out that your daughter is going to start getting so much more interactive and fun in the next couple of months and she will become your best entertainment! The first 6 months or so are hard because they are basically cute, squishy little lumps, but once they start moving around and communicating, it’s so awesome! My little guy is almost 1 and we laugh hysterically every day at all of his new antics. For instance tonight I taught him how to “wiggle wiggle”, so now he shakes his bum on command. (And yes, I realize how lame this sounds, but when it’s your own kid, every new thing they do is endlessly entertaining!!). So hang in there. It really is going to get so much more fun!
@iarebridezilla: You should join a new mom’s group!! I went to college in Seattle and went back to visit a couple weeks ago, and one of my old friends has a 4-month-old and she’s made a ton of new friends in her mom’s group. And she and her hubs also go to a new parents’ group, where everyone brings their babies. If you want I can ask her how she found out about the group.
“1) We don’t have kids yet but what you’re describing is exactly what I’m afraid of. I am already the one “rage vacuuming” while he drinks beer and plays on his laptop on the couch. We just have different ideas of when things HAVE to be done.”
So many PPs have written similar things to this. I’ve gotta be honest, I am very suspicious of that attitude in men. While it’s less common now for a man to be all, “That’s woman’s work, woman!” there are ways of behaving that force the woman to do more housework. Like, oooh, your “way” is to leave everything until it gets to the point that *I* have to do it and you don’t do anything? How odd. My SO used to do the whole, “Come sit down, honey!” thing, as if telling me I don’t have to do what he ISN’T GOING TO DO was some kind of favor. We have gotten a lot better. I expect him to help me, and I help him with stuff he needs. I look at it like this – if a co-worker asked him to do something, he would do it right away, even if he wanted to “relax.” I deserve the same respect.<br /><br /><br />
anyway, off of the tangent. I just wanted to say I am a loyal blog reader and haven’t missed an entry since you sent me the link a while ago. You make me laugh at work out loud all the time, and your baby is so freaking cute. like really. I always love your entries about mommy hood and your amazing paint drawings. 😉 You are my kind of lady, you have a problem, ask for advice, and then take action to get it fixed! You give me hope that if I were ever feeling like this I would be able to do the same. Let us know how the classes work out, maybe one will make you feel better than the others but it’s great to try lots of new things! At the very least you gotta pick a night, drop Audrey off, and go spend some adult time with your husband. 🙂
As for a little update, things have gotten a lot better in the last month!! I took a 4 week intro to yoga class, and I really really liked it! I think what I like most about it is that you get out what you put in — so if you’re tired and feel like doing a lame-ass weak little chair pose, then go for it, but if you feel like doing a really deep one and holding it until your muscles start to shake and fail, then you can do that too. I’m a real until-muscles-fail kind of gal so it works for me to keep pushing myself harder and harder. I’m going to try hot yoga next to see how I like that as well.
I’ve also been working on making sure I have something to look forward to every weekend. Even if it’s just something small! I’m going to try a new yoga class tomorrow morning now that I’ve ‘graduated’ out of my intro class, so I’m pretty jazzed about that. And the weather’s supposed to be really nice, so I’ll take DD for a nice long walk in the stroller 🙂
And of course there’s the Seattle Bee meetup next weekend — woohoo!!! Totally looking forward to that!
Thanks everyone for your help and support. I’ve still got a bit more climbing to do before I’m out of this hole completely, but I feel so much better now that I’ve at least started climbing instead of sinking deeper. The first step in solving a problem …
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