We're going to my mom's today, and she lives 1hr45m away. Fun fun. Have you seen how much room cloth diapers take up? Gee whiz. I just packed the clean ones in a big wet bag because there was no way to fit 11 diapers, 3 bottles & formula, & clothes & stuff into a diaper bag, no matter how big. I'd have to take a suitcase. It'd be different if little man didn't pee 4 times in the hour after he eats.
I'm getting bored of his 6-9 month outfits too. I mean, he has plenty. We never run out, but they are the same 7 outfits or so. He got to wear every newborn outfit but one twice before they all had to be put away. Then he got good use out of his 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes to where he wore them multiple times but not enough that I got bored. But he's been in 6-9 already so long that I want to go shopping for more. Maybe we can all go to Goodwill today. That's where almost all his clothes are from anyway. l told people if they were going to buy us clothes to buy us 12 month since he was growing so quick, so we have plenty of those, but he doesn't fit them yet (thank goodness... he's big enough!). Also, we don't have a scale but my mom does, so we get to find out what little man weighs today at 2 and a half months! I haven't weighed him since 2 months.
Fun fact... 11 weeks post partum and on my 3rd monthly cycle. I wish I could be pregnant all the time but I don't want that many babies! I had no morning sickness and I didn't have heart burn until the 3rd trimester, and I also didn't get any pains besides ligament pains until the 3rd trimester when I got SPD. So the first two trimesters were excellent. I couldn't have had a better pregnancy all around. No acne, no periods, no cramps, everyone pays all this attention to you. Then when you're not pregnant anymore, you get left with a sagging stomach, stretch marks from hell, bleeding constantly, revenge of the acne, and a screaming baby who lets you get 2 hours of sleep a night. Oh, and my psoriasis all but disappeared when I was pregnant. I had to use a topical steroid once a month to keep it at bay. Now, I had to buzz my hair and start tanning 4 times a week to try and help it because I was going through the topical steroid solution every 2 weeks. The whole bottle. And when you have psoriasis, you have 3 options. Light therapy (which is expensive and no different from a tanning bed), topical solutions (Talconex, Clobetasol, shampoos, etc), or immune suppressing shots (which they are only allowed to give for 10 years b/c they don't know the long term effects of suppressing someone's immune system that long). There are pills, but I don't even count those because they can cause serious liver damage and/or prevent you from having children during the use of them, and for a couple years afterwards. I mean, that's just kind of insane. So now I have a wig, but everyone will know it's a wig. I wanted a long hair one because my hair is going to be short for a long time and I wanted to have a different option (the psoriasis is on my scalp), and before I buzzed my hair it was already short. So all my family is going to see me suddenly have long hair for no reason. Oh well. It's really no ones business but mine but still. It's embarrassing in a way and really hard for me. So yeah I wish I was pregnant all the time, but without all that comes after.
I wish there was a Hobby Lobby near where my mom lives... there's one 30 mins away but I don't feel like driving to it just for that when we're already driving so far to her home. I need picture frames for the 2 month pics we took of Uriah, and when HL has a frame sale, they're the cheapest you can find. I found his shadow box there for $12. Wood and real glass, not cheap thin metal and Plexiglas.
Well, this has turned out very random, but oh well. I don't exactly have many friends to talk to. Since we moved to Illinois (sad face) all my friends are in Missouri. I thought I'd have some here in Illinois, but they are all the types that you have to call, they won't ever call you. And a lot of times even if you call, they won't call back if you miss them. Hubby said people in Missouri are so kept to themselves, well, yeah, but at least we don't pretend to be your friend in the process like here. I miss people who were 100% upfront and real. Most of what I have encountered in this area of Illinois are people who are real but keep to themselves like Missouri people, or they are nice to your face but could really care less about you. Maybe it's the baby thing. Maybe people are afraid if they hang out with me now it'll all be about the baby or that'll be all I can talk about. Which isn't fair. I have a lot of things I'd like to talk about with a friend, but my only friend is hubby. And when we're fighting, I'm totally alone. I guess that can be a stay at home mom's lot in life until maybe when the little guy gets older and we can go to places like the park and hang out with others like us. Then though I'd be worried about if those kids had vaccinations Uriah didn't (we're delaying some years down the line). I mean, those vaccinated for whooping cough hold the bacteria in their throats for up to 6 weeks after the shot, and he's not getting that one until sports time (because of the tetanus element of the shot). Blah.
I feel like I'm being too negative so I'm going to stop. Because I'm actually normally a very positive person, and happy. I think that's why Uriah is so social. He's been laughing and smiling since week 6. Now that he's 11 weeks, he does it all the time and I know how to get him to do it even when he feels bad. He might not be able to roll over or sit up unassisted or play with toys yet, but he is very socially advanced I think. He also doesn't just 'cry' anymore if you know what I mean. He makes noises. Like they have different tones and sounds. Like he might be crying out "Mana da maha" or something. It's not just "Waaah" like it used to be. I feel like he's trying to tell me what's wrong and communicate, even if I don't always get it right. Welp, it's feeding time so I'm signing off! Happy 4th!