Wendy (aeryella) wrote in mdcmamas,

I suppose I should introduce myself first, lol. I'm Wendy. I'm a SAHM with 4 kids and my 5th on the way. My dh's name is Ryan. My monkeys are homeschooled and the youngest is bfing and hopefully I'll be tandem nursing...although if he doesn't quit biting me I may lose my mind! Kendra is 12, she lives in Oregon with her dad (didn't want to make the move to California when I had to move :( ), Alexis will be 10 on the 14th of January, Aspen is 6, and Kaiden is 18 months. I'm due May 8th with a boy whom we are naming Max.

I did yoga this morning for the first time in 2 years. It felt great. Of course, I decided to do it while Kaiden was awake which was very difficult. Tomorrow I will be sure to do it at nap time. I only got a few minutes in because he was up and wanted to play, but it was a good way to start the day. Ryan and I have talked about meditating. I'm not sure how one with a toddler would go about doing this, but I think it's a great idea. Ryan does his own form of meditation every morning anyhow, but I think it would be good for me and the kids to just have that time of relaxation every day. We also talked about Buddhism a bit. Actually, it's been something that I've thought about for years but never talked about. When Ryan brought it up I thought he was joking but said "I think it's a great idea!" He said, "I'm serious. It's not so much a religious thing as a spiritual thing." I may look into it some more. I'm not really sure where to get good resources on it, though.

I have done so much laundry in the past couple of days. It's amazing how much will pile up if I let it go. It seems like twice as much, too, since my washer is on tilt and only working when it feels like it. I swear, I waste so much water doing laundry :( I really wish I could figure out how to fix it, though. I'm sick of disposable diapers. Of course, I also need to buy Kaiden some bigger diaps, he's grown out of all the cloth that I have. Maybe I'll do that in March after we're caught up. I need to start a stash for the baby, too. I have no idea how to cd a newborn! Where do you start?? What's good for a newborn? What size is best? I don't want to be buying new ones a month later.

I love when my kitchen is clean. It's the one place in my house that I HATE being messy, yet it's the one place in the house that I'm most neglectful. Papers can't seem to stop migrating to the counters. Dishes are constantly in the sink. There is always a fruit loop hiding somewhere. The kitchen is nowhere near done, but even just having the sink clean and the dishes put away is an amazing change. I can't believe how out of control this house has gotten, honestly. Baby steps. It's getting done. Ryan promised to help with the rest of the house if I cleaned the office. Funny, the office is so small and so easy, yet it's the last thing that I want to clean. I'll do it though. It will be nice to have his help getting the rest of the house in order. The living room is mostly done already. I really need to buy dressers. Ryan and I don't have any. We had a walk in closet in Oregon. Here we have one very small closet and he needs it for his work clothes. Our bedroom floor is currently our dresser. It looks like hell. I also need to buy a filing cabinet and something more sturdy for the kids school work. I've got a cute, colorful drawer thing but it's flimsy and Kaiden keeps getting into it. I think those things alone will make a huge difference.

I started taking Omega 3/6/9 today. I've been reading up on all the benefits (though couldn't find a good resource for the 9) but I think it will be good for me. Anyone know if there's a good Omega 3 that you can give to toddlers and older children? I'm not a fish eater, blech, but I never realized what I was missing out on (and in turn what the kids are missing) by not cooking/eating fish. Supplements should be good.
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