Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Guys, I don’t know how this happened, but Christmas is one week from today! Jackson’s apparently preparing for staying up all night on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa by staying up all night every night leading up to Christmas Eve. Such a perfectionist, this kid.

Anyway, here’s one more friendly reminder, as you finish up your holiday shopping, that any purchases you make through my Amazon affiliate link (and any link on this site to Amazon, including the big one on the sidebar, counts) will help support DW since I get a 4-8% commission on all purchases. The commissions add up — last year, they paid for a whole year of site hosting. As always, thank you for your support!

And if you need gift ideas, please check out my many gift guides, including this year’s stocking stuffer suggestions!

Happy weekend, everyone, and enjoy all your holiday festivities over the next couple of weeks! Oh, and also here I am saying something obligatory about Star Wars, for those of you who care! Happy, Merry, Joy Joy!

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    Ange December 18, 2015, 7:25 pm

    My furry babies went to the boarding kennel today and tomorrow we head go Byron Bay for a very beachy Christmas. Can’t wait! (although I miss my kitties already – laaaaame lol)

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      Snoopy128 December 20, 2015, 9:30 am

      I dropped our puppy off with our friends fro two weeks. I miss her already. And I’m a little worried that she will think we are abandoning her. Ok, very worried. I’m doing my best not to text and ask how she is doing every few hours.

      Gah.

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  • Portia

    Portia December 19, 2015, 8:46 pm

    I’m on my honeymoon! Japan and the South Pacific. So far so good, just soaking up the last of my internet access at the airport. And listening to all the nearby flights that I also want to take (like Bali a couple gates down).

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      Portia December 19, 2015, 8:48 pm

      Oh, and no Star Wars till January, but I watched all three of the originals on our flight yesterday, so I’m all ready.

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray December 19, 2015, 9:45 pm

    Hey you guyzzzzzzzzz …. I go back to work on Monday! This Monday! Day after tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so sad about that. I want more time with le bébé! Though, my 14 weeks have been good. I think it was a good amount of time. But still, wish me luck, I’m going to need it.
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    Portia, you got married? Congrats! What else have I missed??? Someone update me… More babies? More weddings? Any drama? Do tell.

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      Addie Pray December 19, 2015, 9:48 pm

      This may sound silly but know what worries me the most about going back to work so soon? I’m worried my baby won’t remember me. I mean, there will be days when I leave before he gets up and when he goes to bed before I get home. Ugh, my heart hurts thinking about it.

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        Addie Pray December 19, 2015, 9:53 pm

        I’m also worried about how pumping-at-work will go. Until now I’ve been exclusively breast feeding. When I wake up in the am I pump but just so I can freeze some milk and have a little for bottle feeding later in the day, but beyond that I’m just feeding him from the breasteseses. … But starting on Monday I’ll need to pump out his daily meals, and I just hope I can keep that up. He likes to eat and im afraid he’ll throw down a bottle faster than I can replenish it. … I’m also afraid I’ll have nothing to talk about except breast feeding and sleep schedules because, honestly, it’s the only topics that come out of my mouth. I’ve become so insanely boring.

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        Addie Pray December 19, 2015, 9:55 pm

        Of course, I’m assuming I was not insanely boring before.

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        Addie Pray December 19, 2015, 9:58 pm

        Other fears: fitting into non-maternity clothes. It’s very hard to give up pant a with elastic waists… I think in gonna continue to wear them for awhile (or forever?)

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        Dear Wendy December 20, 2015, 10:56 am

        It’s all going to be challenging, Addie, but you’re going to be great. I know lots of badass women who have had all the same fears you’ve had and they get through it. It’s tough and exhausting and sometimes sad, but it’s also fulfilling and rewarding, and I think once you get through the transition and especially once your baby moves to solid food and isn’t 100% dependent on your breast milk for nourishment, you begin to find some balance (work/ mom balance) and remember what you (hopefully) enjoyed about your career.

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        Addie Pray December 20, 2015, 12:02 pm

        Thank you, Wendy.

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        jlyfsh December 20, 2015, 12:41 pm

        I think it’s good your first week will be short! Just be kind to yourself and remember that you’re doing your best. You’ll rock this like you do everything else! 🙂 And on tough days there will still be wine, cheese and baby/dog snuggles!

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    saneinca December 20, 2015, 4:18 am

    Waist trainers ?

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