August 20, 2010
It's been too long since I posted. So lots to get caught up on.
First, last week we took the cat to the vet. Because all the rooms were taken, as there was a emergency vet situation, she was left out in the store for a while before getting a room. Where many dogs kept barking and scaring her. So she started hyperventilating. The bag is a bit small so when she hyperventilated she threw herself into a full on asthma attack! They had to give her a steroid shot! She finally calmed down. And had to be brought back today. They said she was still wheezy today! So they can't fix her till she is more stable. *sigh* She's having to take children's benadryl till she has her surgery then she needs a steroid shot that lasts longer.
We are still packing for the move, it's going slow, but it's going. About never got any boxes, store after store now for 2 months. Finally Sears gave us boxes! YEAH! We are shooting for being out of here by the end of next month. Dad is coming up next week and taking a load home, that will be a huge relief!
In my search of nursing clothes, especially dress clothes I've been pretty disappointed. I finally decided to buy a pattern called Catherine's Choice from Ebay. I bought it from Ebay cause they had a best offer deal on it and so I saved half the price over buying it direct from the company. I'm afraid the bust won't fit so I didn't want to pay full price for it. However, I am sure hoping it will fit. I think it will look good in a fake stretch red/wine velvet for Nick's wedding. I'm hoping it can be done by then. I am also really liking Jalie designs a lot for blouses. But, for more dresses, night gowns, and slips, I'm going to buy from Elizabeth Lee. I'm looking forward to hopefully learning to sew and getting some things I need. I figure I will either be pregnant or nursing for at least the next 8 years, so it's not a bad idea to just spend the initial money and get what I need. 1. I've pretty much decided for my own conscience I no longer want to use birth control, I'm allergic to external birth control commonly used in the USA. We do WANT at least 2 more children. So that's that. 2. I believe in extended baby/toddler/child led weaning so, in that most children don't self wean till at least 2, and a lot much later then that. So by my math we'll be nursing or pregnant for quite a few years to come! haha
I'm going to look into taking some sewing classes when I get to Kansas. Maybe there will even be some at the local college, I am not sure. I wonder if the local junior high or high school home ec. teacher would let me come and sit in on a class or two. I doubt it, there is so many rules and laws now with schools it's sad. All because some lunatics for some reason have tried to kill so many children. Oh it will be sweet relief when we no longer will have these worries and concerns for our children's safety!
Went to Babies R Us the other day to buy a another My Brest Friend Pillow as Belle loves it and we need a back up for the car. And I was so impressed by the company sending me a new one to replace the torn one so quickly! Yes they actually did it! And I received it!
While we were at BRU, I found a book I had not noticed before, called-Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers. I liked it so much, I think I will buy it from Amazon, it was too much at BRU. But, I really liked what I read in there, and would like to finish reading it.
I still haven't had to pump or give Belle a bottle since the convention, and I'm so happy for that! Finally something is going right!
Last but certainly not least, the air conditioner broke and started leaking water under Lela's bed! We were storing extra blankets and sheets in a cloth zip up bag, which was absorbing all the water and making it where none of the water was noticeable to us, until I told Vince to pull out the bag of blankets and we would go ahead and pack them! And it came out sopping wet! UHG! Mildew, mold, etc! *sigh* Now it's been miserably hot in here since-of course we turned off the AC!