Friday, December 7, 2012

Mt first post partum 5QF!

Can you believe that baby L. is already 6 weeks old?  Fastest (and yet, slowest) 6 weeks ever! 

You know what that means, though?  Yep....6 week post partum check up for me.


But, then I'm done with "all that" for an entire year.

Baby L. had about 4 nights where she was sleeping 8 hours a night.  Then, 2 nights ago, it abruptly came to an end.  I'm thinking that she wasn't getting enough calories during the day to give her enough all night- because she's CHUGGING during the late night feed. 

I know eventually I will sleep well again.  I know this.  So....I'm going to be patient while she grows.  She's such a little peanut!


1. How many times have you moved and do you have any tips?

I moved from my parent's house into my husband's house when we got married.  And then from our old house into the Love Shack.  (and a few times within the Love Shack when we built....but I don't think that counts). 

I really have no tips.  Other than to get rid of a lot of your crap BEFORE packing it.  I'm still uncovering boxes (YES- 7 YEARS LATER!!!)  and thinking "why the heck did I keep that?!?!".


2. Do you have a budget for the holidays, or just keep sliding the credit card and have a heart attack in Jan?

For those that know me, this answer will not come as any surprise.


No heart attacks in Jan.

Oh...and guess what our budget for the ENTIRE Christmas season is?!?!?!


Yep.  That's it.

Including Christmas cards.

Not only do we have an arseload of medical bills coming in to worry about, but D and I have always felt that the commercialism of the holiday really ruins the real meaning behind it all.  And commercialism really drives us nuts any other day of the year, so why make an exception for Christmas?!?!?

That said, my love language is gift giving.  I do enjoy gifting people I love and care about.  I'm also figuring out that it's in my boys' love language as well.  So, we do gift give to family members and friends...but within the budget.  Or with homemade gifts.  The boys get a stocking and 2 presents from us- and that's more than enough, we think.

(This is where I could tell you about D going all "crazy daddy", but I don't have his permission I'll just wait on that one).

3. What is the one medical thing you avoid like the plague?

UGH...the DENTIST!  GAH!  Makes me want to puke just thinking of it.

I loathe the dentist.

Dental appointments bring out the horrible side of me.  I get very mean to them.  I hate hate hate going.'s a bad aversion.

I need to make an appointment, though.  I'm about a year overdue.  Grrrrrr.

4. What your least favorite Christmas song?

Feliz Navidad.

Only my mom will get why this song really wants me to jab ice picks in my ear drums...but there's a reason behind it.

Long story made really short:

back seat of mini-van
5 hour trip to Wisconsin
she sang it over. and over. and over. and over.
and she smelled of blue hair.

5. This Christmas are you spending more, less or about the same? Why?

We've had the same Christmas budget for the past 3 years now.  Again...I hate that commercialism is so tied into this holiday.  Let's get back to grass roots, baby!


Mama M. said...

Welcome back!

And also, I was going to put the dentist, but I went more medical and I'm with you...HATE the dentist. Even just a cleaning and exam. And if I have to have any work done? I get VERY cranky and need a nap.

Kate hates Feliz Navidad, too!

mrsmarkdave said...

Hey Sandy! I so miss your 5QFs.
So, in a post not too far back, you mentioned something about maple syrup - and not maple syrup junk that you buy in the store. I might have commented at the time that I thought that WAS "Real" maple syrup.
So, I stumbled upon pure maple syrup a few weeks ago while visiting my parents in PA and bought it - with you in mind :-)
I tried it for the 1st time tonight and was amazed at the difference in everything. It wasn't quite as thick, it was VERY light in color, and it actually tasted lighter. Like it wasn't bogged down with a bunch of artificial crap. And another actually have to refrigerate after opening. Amazing. I paid $7 for 8 oz, but I figure as often as I eat it it's definitely worth the price. Thanks for opening my eyes :-)