I don't know that this post will have any significant purpose, but I feel the need to ramble on about things.
#1. My daughter turned 15 months yesterday! No, she is not walking, but we are so close. She has started throwing temper-tantrums and we have started ignoring them...talk about battles.
#2. Good friends just moved to Italy! Adam is in the Army and has been stationed there for I believe 3 years...we hope to visit before they get a new assignment.
#3. Vehicles. We are STILL using only 1 vehicle. This has been ok because the weather is holding out. HOPEFULLY we will be getting a truck at the beginning of the year from our neighbor who is ready for a new one.
#4. Breastfeeding. Yes I am STILL breastfeeding and see no end approaching! She has reduced the number of nursings....but we continue.
#5. Co-sleeping. Yes we co-sleep. I also don't see an end to this! LO slept in her crib 4 nights in a row for 2-3 hours each night...then woke up to nurse and came to bed. It was SO hard to sleep without her the first 2 nights...I was up most of the night just staring at her = irritating my hubby...oh well, what's a mother to do?
#6. Pumping.... :( Yes I still pump. I am down to 3 times a day! From 6...3 is wonderful. I pump in the car to and from work and at lunch. It's not bad....just annoying.
#7. Milk. I pump 6-8 ounces a day. I send 8 ounces to school...everyday. What I don't pump the night before, I supplement with Rice Milk. LO enjoys her rice milk, but I am not ready to completely switch over....too much good stuff in the breastmilk. The freezer stash is dwindling...I pump less on Thursday and Fridays so on Monday, I thaw out a bag to get us started for the week. I will probably be out of frozen milk by Valentine's day. My plan at that point is to give her what I pumped and supplement with the rice milk until that is all she has. I don't plan on introducing cow milk until she is at least 2...maybe 3.
#8. 12/15. Today is my moms birthday! She is 54. It's a good day. Today is also my boss' mom's birthday. She has been dead for 15 years....so this is a hard day. Today is also my friend's grandmother's visitation....today is a really hard day. Today is also my friend's mom's mom's visitation...just unimaginable. I just don't know how to feel today. A mixture of emotions for me, but I can't imagine being at the other end....
#9. Tomorrow. Tomorrow is my friend and her mom (also my friend)'s grandmother/mother's funeral....so sad. Tomorrow is also the day that my hubby, daughter and I leave for Nebraska family Christmas!...it's fun and exciting. Another day of mixed emotions.
#10. #s 8 & 9. Because it is my mom's birthday and the day we are leaving to go out of town, I will not be able to be with my friends during this time. I know they will be ok and I will be thinking of them.
Moving on...Christmas is coming!