So I haven't been posting. So?
I have a whole lsit of excuses: I'm pregnant, I had a horrible cold and a house to clean the week before Mother's Day and I'm still recovering (and my hosue is no longer clean), I have been on a rigorous bedtime schedule trying to reread the entire Harry Potter series before the new book comes out in July, Naomi is in the inbetween stage with her naps: she still needs one, but when she takes one she's up until 11 PM or later. So it's a 20 minute catnap and no break for me, or burning the midnight oil with my night owl. Once day I napped with her and couldn't peel myself out of bed, and we were up until 12:30. Talk about misery.
And the biggest timesucker, which deserves it's own paragraph, is my looming accredidation as an LLL Leader*. My group needs me to be done in a month, for reasons mundane and administrative. The LLL leadership requires a lot of writing. A LOT of writing. It's basically a correspondance between me and an ACLA** whose job it is to make sure I'm LLL material and not sleep-training babies on the sly. There's also a lot of reading, but I can fudge that. The time consuming thing is writing to convince her I've done the reading.
All this so I can prevent as many "I tried but I couldn't and now I'm bitter" kinds of experiences as I can.
The upshot (and the point of this post) is to tell you that all this will soon be over. My cold is nearly gone, my 12th week is approaching, when the placenta startes making the hormones and I won't have to deal with progesterone poisoning anymore, and my LLL thing is almost finished. The nap thing will resolve itself eventually, I suppose. Hey, maybe she'll give up her nap and start going to bed a 8 every night! PARTY!!
*I'm not supposed to tell anyone about being a Leader Applicant. Its a SECRET. Shhh!
**ACLA: LLL nerd who has logged so many administative hours that they get to make other people leaders. Most in my area are from the middle of the state, you know, the part that voted for Bush. She actually quoted the Bible at me though the course of our correspondance. I am lodging a complaint once I'm finished and out of her right-wing grip. Non-secterian, anyone? But the most annoying thing about LLL nerds is how they sign their emails: WarmLLLy. Gag me.