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I get REALLY sappy and sentimental around the holidays but I also get a bit depressed when the weather turns cold and it’s dark all evening, so in an effort to shake this funk today, I’m putting the drama back into Drama Happens.  🙂

  • WINTER HAS ARRIVED.  Noooooooo!!!  For those of you readers living where there are actual seasons, I know you get it!  There is this feeling of ultimate dread and hatred for that first winter storm of the year.  It’s that moment when you can no longer pretend the weather isn’t getting colder.  It’s when you realize there’s no turning back and you have to start bundling up every time you leave the house, shoveling your driveway, and factoring more time into your daily commutes.  It can be very depressing.

baby’s first glimpse of snow

  • I’M STILL BUYING DISPOSABLE DIAPERS.  Isn’t that the case with life?  Things never goes as planned.  I was supposed to be 100% in cloth diapers by now and as I drove to Sam’s Club the other night in the freezing cold to stock up I got seriously annoyed.  This is a post for another day but I have a love-hate relationship with cloth diapering (20% love, 80% hate).  Between thrush, staining, and the extensive washing process, I’m not feeling it right now. We still use them sparingly but we don’t have enough to go for more than one day at a time which would mean washing them in the middle of the night and that’s NOT happening.

diaper shot

  • HOLIDAYS ON A BUDGET.  Ugh.  Why can’t I buy All The Things?  And by things I mean cute toys and clothes for The Wee One, decorations for our home, and gifts for relatives.  I don’t even want to buy stuff for myself!  Oops, that’s a lie.  I don’t want to buy as much stuff for myself as usual!  🙂  Last year we were in a 720 sq foot apartment, and this being is our first home, I really want it to look indulgent, warm, and sparkly for the holidays but the reality is that the majority of our money goes to bills right now.  I’m going to attempt to focus on creating intangible traditions and memories with my family because life isn’t about things anyway, but I can still whine about it!  (PS We’re definitely getting a bigger tree!)

our Christmas set up in KC

  • CLOTHING DOESN’T FIT.  I’m in such a weird place right now.  The jeans I purchased one month postpartum are too big now but most of my pre-pregnancy jeans just aren’t closing.  Gah!  My shirts are all slightly too tight or too short and the pieces I could wear are not conducive to nursing.  So I end up in nursing tank tops and cardigans and I feel like an old lady, a teenager, or a hot mess.  It’s true that dressing nicely helps your confidence so I’m really trying to look good but my lack of a wardrobe is making things difficult.

What is making you whiny right now?  Don’t let me complain out here on my own!

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10 Responses to “What I’m Whining About These Days”

  1. Margy

    I hear ya! My whining list would be quite extensive, so I’ll spare you! I totally here you on all counts — especially the clothing piece. I’ve gained weight and none of my clothes fit right. I’m too small for plus size, yet non-plus size don’t fit either. Grr.

    And budget? Man, I’d love to go all out and buy, buy, buy! I LOVE shopping — retail therapy is legit.

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  2. Margy

    Oh… and I’m so sorry about Winter. One on my BFF’s is from MN, so I’ve heard how awful it is. And last year’s Winter was particularly gruesome. Hopefully, the Wee One can distract you from the blah’s!

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    • Stephanie

      Last year’s winter was AWFUL. I heard murmurs of another “polar vortex,” but praying that is NOT the case! True, at least I have The Wee One this year. I try not to complain in front of him as much, haha.

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  3. Kelly G

    I’m whiny bec my clothes don’t fit as well either! I started up WW again and have lost 7 lbs in just 3 weeks! Already feeling better, try getting in more activity to help with your winter blues AND clothes fitting problem 🙂 you can do it

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    • Stephanie

      Nice job! Ya, I try to walk the malls because it getting harder to walk outside. Plus, BF is also helping me burn off a little more baby weight!

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  4. Katie

    Hehe, I’m in tanks and cardigans every day at work even without a baby. Need to layer and dress like an onion for when I’m sweating in the train, etc. 😛

    I’m whiny because my husband is in the army for a month and last weekend he didn’t get to visit home on the weekend, so it’s two weeks without him. I also feel still not used to daylight savings and I’m just exhausted as soon as I leave work and don’t do anything productive during the weeknights! It’s 8:30 and I’m thinking about getting in bed already, yet I also cannot fall asleep easily or sleep through the night at all lately. Argh! 😛

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    • Stephanie

      Yay for tanks and cardigans! LOVE it. I’m sorry your hubby is gone for a whole month! And I hope you start sleeping better, those are legit things to whine about!!

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  5. Rosa

    It took us a few months to get into cloth diapers as well and we still do disposable at night. Are you using pocket diapers? I use Glowbug cloth diapers, which are pocket diapers. They are pretty affordable and have been working well for us. We have 36 diapers and I’m finding it a good number! And if you run into leakage issues, look into hemp and bamboo boosters. Good luck with cloth diapering! :

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    • Stephanie

      We mostly have Bumgenius but a few randoms thrown in as well. 36 sounds like a good number and we are WAY from from that. The issue is his thrush or yeast diaper rash because it keeps coming back and you aren’t supposed to use cloth during that time. 🙁 We’ll see what happens! I’m not too concerned either way on this at the moment!

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