I'm back!!! Yes, I neglected to post last friday. Wade was gone hunting and took the netbook and I do as little as possible on the dinosaur desktop in the basement.
I have hired two babysitters, I know, can you hardly believe it?!?! For those who know me well, you know that I do not like to leave my babies. I'm okay leaving Whitney, I know she is fine now, but I just have an attatchment to my babies. I suppose it's because they can't talk and I hate that pouty lipped whimper when someone different holds my babies. Whitney and Ellie both did/do this as babies. Maybe it's my breastfeeding attatchment. This is less of a plausible excuse with Ellie since she takes a bottle and formula. However, I do need to pump and hate to do it away from home. Speaking of pumping, I may be finishing up. I told myself I would go to 10 months, it is so close now, but I am loosing desire to continue. I know I have said this before, but I really am now. Just yesterday I breastfeed Ellie for the last time. It is too scary to let her latch on. I never know if she is fed up with me and will bite. Not worth it. She gets a bottle 100% of the time now. One of my top reasons for continuing was the convience of just going into her room in the middle of the night to let her nurse. She will be 9 months in 11 days, I may let myself call that good. I would be content with that.
Back to the babysitter. I used sittercity.com and found both my babysitters that way. It is free to military members! She is a sophomore at IA State (they both are). She came over for two hours. I picked up Wade and we went to Oled Main for appetizers and drinks. It had been at least 9 months since we had gone out alone together. You don't realize how important that time is until you do it. Wade has been bugging me for months to get a babysitter and I just never thought it was necessary. I admitted last night, "yes, I should have done this sooner!" Whitney did fine and said she liked her :) Ellie seemed to be okay too. It will be nice to get a babysitter established before Wade leaves. I will for sure need some relief then, and won't feel a bit bad paying for it!
I have the itch to buy Christmas presents already. Must come with having kids, I have never been this eager to buy gifts for anything!
I cut Whitney's mullet off. I don't love it, but it's better than what it was. It was so hard to cut off what had taken 2 1/2 years to grow!!
The Rest of the story… and here we go!
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