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Okay so I decided to start a chat thread so I don't have to constantly make a new thread lol. Even if I end up just talking to myself I'll be okay HAHA!

Anyway, so I thought DD2 was better (she's been sick!) because she stopped having diarrhea...except she had a very loose stool last night and then today it's been non stop again. She's had some bread, a few bites of cereal and a few bites of pasta. But other than that she won't eat anything! Or drink anything! She even has been refusing medicine. Sad today she has been real cuddly and also has a fever. I think I may have to take her to the ER tomorrow if she's not better. Oh and even better, Desmond has been real fussy today and wanting to be upright. I have hardly been able to put him down when he's awake! Although I kind of wonder if his tummy is hurting too because of how fussy he's been (he's almost NEVER fussy!) I do have a question though, can thrush hurt them? Or both them if it's on their gums? Des has a few (like 2) white spots on his gums that feel kinda hard (I thought it was teeth but the dr said no at his check up) and he's been extra drooly today and whenever he'd get upset I would rub his gums in that spot and he'd be okay.

(sigh) I hate that the kids don't feel good.

On a good note I picked up 4 boxes of free toys! There was a huge box of My Little Pony toys, Zhu Zhu pets, Barbies, and RC cars and finger boards. I went through them and kept a small box of toys and am giving the rest away for free to other people who want them. The My Little Pony toys were kind of like a jackpot for us lol. The girls are always fighting over the ponies they have and this way DD2 gets her own little sets. I also picked up a "doggy daycare" toy for DD1 and a horse and stables toy for DD2 for $5 in all. They have been having fun this evening. Although when DH gets back he will probably be upset with all the stuff I have gotten since he's been gone LOL!

And one more thing. I almost got a free couch/sectional. Except I don't have a truck and the people who were giving it away didn't have a way to get it to me either. As sad as it was, it was also exciting lol.

Oh, and to make up for me buying things, I've been selling things as well...such as maternity clothes! I better not jinx myself now HA HA!

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Oh I hope your kiddos get well soon!

I packed up all my maternity clothes and got rid of them last weekend. I'm also hoping I didn't jinx myself.

Lucas slept for 5.5 straight hours last night! Woohoo! I woke up super engorged though. This morning I pumped over 4 ounces after he had nursed for 20 minutes straight. Now he's fast asleep again, and Alex and DH are still asleep. I'm enjoying some quiet time with my decaf coffee. Smile

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Yeah Desmond slept again for 6 hours straight last night, but it was from 730-130 and of course I didn't get to bed until 2 am UGH. I'm always so sure as soon as I settle down to sleep that he will wake up lol so I stay up. And of course last night I laid down and was getting all comfy when he woke up! Never fails. But I agree, I get real engorged when he doesn't nurse ever 3 hours. My boobs actually begin leaking ever 2 1/2 hours if he doesn't nurse!

And you know, the smell of coffee still makes me sick! GAH! Makes me sad because I use to love coffee but when DH was home, every time he made coffee I'd have to hold my breath.

As for maternity clothes, I do still have my "just in case box" but it's a lot smaller than I'd like it to be. However, I think it'll be nice to have some extra pocket money. I won't get rid of that box until DH gets snipped though Smile

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Yay! I'm so proud of myself! I have already made about $110 today selling stuff

DH was finally able to call last night (he had to borrow a phone because tmobile doesn't get service in the mountains where he is). talking to him made me want to cry! Gah. Stupid hormones that haven't gone away yet!

DD2 is doing better today, just a nasty diaper rash. She's only had diarrhea once today but I've changed like 4 diapers in 6 hours because every time she pees it burns and she cries. Stupid rash!

And I'm exhausted but I still need to finish laundry and our livingroom desperately needs to be picked up! Although once the girls pick up and I fold up their chairs it'll look a lot better.

jhj
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Ugg... I hear you about having to do laundry... it never stops!!! With 6 people in the house, I feel like every evening is a laundry. I am so undecided about another baby... I'd like to have another 1 year old, but I don't know if I want to be pregnant and go through this baby stage. Sounds horrible because I am absolutely loving Heidi, but I'm tired and I keep thinking if I were doing this again, then I'd be even more tired, and I don't know if I would have the energy to give every one what I'd like to. I feel torn as it is, and find it so hard to not have enough hands for everyone when we are walking, or enough places beside me when we are reading stories...

Heather

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yes I feel that way too. Although DH says no way lol. I would like one in a few years, but then again I don't want to not get time with my other kids. I hate not have enough hands to cross the street too! I asked DH why he never holds my hand and he said it's because he's always holding a little hand lol. I was only teasing him, but still it was funny. Already right now I feel like I expect too much of DD1 since she is older. But I feel bad because of how cranky I've been lately. I'm so tired all the time since I can hardly sleep when DH is gone. 3 more weeks and he should be home. Des is sleeping better at night but I always fear that if I lay down he will right then wake up lol. Although the only thing I really don't wanna do is fold DH's laundry. I dunno why. I guess because I feel like he always has the most LOL. I don't mind the kids' because each of them have their own basket and I just do one load per kid per week. Which isn't bad. I think part of why it feels like I always have laundry is because DH's clean clothes that are waiting to be folded have been staring at me for 2 1/2 weeks now LOL! I need to fold all the kids' clothes tomorrow and put them away which is okay.

Gah I hate insomnia!!! It's already 11 pm and I don't feel like laying down. Actually, I feel like crying. Ha I'm watching The Killing and at the end it said "only 3 more episodes until Rosie's killer is reveled." and I seriously started crying! Lol not full blown bawling but sobbing. Lol WTH is wrong with me?! I get real emotional lately and I dunno why. Wait, yes I do...my hormones are still out of whack!!!

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I am sad that this is our last baby, but I am also glad that I never have to be pregnant again, that I can just enjoy the kids we have without planning for another and now we don't have to wait for the next baby to be old enough to do things. Pregnancy and early post birth is hard on our marriage so I am glad that part is almost over as well.

As for laundry, I am definately always doing laundry. Half the time I do not even fold the kids clothes, they can sit in the basket and we pull clothes out of them. I have about 4 loads waiting to be folded right now, which I am soo putting off.

Right now I am trying to plan things for DS to do this summer. I think I am about done, he has 1 wk of VBS, 1 wk of day camp, 2 wks of swimming lessons and then our family camping. That should keep him occupied. I am not too worried about DD1 as she is used to being home but DS would drive me crazy if he does not have some other distractions. I am Also glad DH got the play fort done outside and the fence is almost done so they can spend a lot of time outside this summer. Just trying to keep everyone sane.

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I get closer... I usually get it folded, just not put away... and really that only takes like 5 minutes, but by the time it is all folded and looks neat and tidy, I run out of energy. When my husband was on course training for deployment, he was gone for months and months... my daughter didn't even look in her dresser for her clothes, she automatically went to the couch!!

Can't wait for the summer!! So looking forward to all the fun summer activities... have to get organized and sign the kids up for some things! They are young enough that we are going to be doing lots of parks and hikes and biking... just being outdoors! We are so lucky where we live that we can spend one day at the beach, and the next in mountains and only drive 20-30 minutes!

Heather

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just skimmed these so I'll have to catch up and read this later

I haven't done anything with my mat clothes yet, I have a pair of pants that I'm still wearing (they look like reg with reg waist) but it takes my hips FOREVER to go down even though I have old pants from when I was bigger those don't fit either. Otherwise I'll wear my jeans but still need my bella band sigh.

I started yoga last week and did about 3x and then got thrush just intime to sideline me sigh, boobs are just killing me way too much
hoping to slowly start running in a few weeks but might see if I can find an athletic therapist closer to home before I start (mine is near work which is about 1.5hrs away)

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Speaking of clothes fitting, here's something weird. I can fit into some of my small size dresses and size 3s yet when I went to try on TWO different size 7 dresses (different brands too!) I couldn't get them zipped up! WTH?

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are the dresses from a "younger" stores (pics in the store of more younger people)?

Stores are not the same and sadly some are very very off which is very annoying. How sad that for the most part men had set sizes but we have random sizes....a 7 is not a 7 everywhere, they use different "models" are their sizers

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They're from JC Penny lol. All of them are actually. From the same section (the one where it has all the summer dresses lol). So I have no idea. I wish all 7s were 7s and 5s were 5s instead of them trying to trick us! Ha ha.

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So who else nurses their baby from just one side?

Lol I mainly nurse Desmond on the right side because it produces so much more, and when I nurse him on the left I leak like crazy, usually resulting in me needing to change my shirt. Anyway, so since he nurses so much on my right, if he sleeps mostly through the night only that size gets engorged! Lol so I have one huge boob and a regular sized boob. It's really funny to see!!!

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If you took the time to nurse him consistently from both sides your left would start making more and your right would make less. I always try to remember which one we were on last but do not always. I think My left produces more because that is the side she gets more often at night but becuase She takes both breast during the day I am pretty even.

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I try to nurse evenly... I can pretty much tell before I nurse which side is bigger... now that Heidi is sleeping through the night, I can completely understand about the engorgement!!! Have to sleep with breast pads because I still unconciously sleep on my stomach and that of course causes lots of leaking!!! Fun times with the breastfeeding!!

Heather

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Shew Desmond nursed a lot before he FINALLY went to sleep! He didn't nap much today so he was so overtired and he kept fighting sleep. He was nursing like every 30 minutes for a few hours lol. So he got both sides Smile

He better sleep almost all the way through the night lol.

So I need to go on a rant tonight (sorry in advance!!) The other day on one of the garage sale websites I'm on this lady who is moving was giving away a couch. I asked if I could have it and she said there was one other person and if they flaked out then it was all mine. Well the next day she contacted me asking if I still wanted it. Of course I did! So I asked if there was a small possability they could deliver and I would pay them and if not then I would get my friend to watch my kids while I ran to get it. Well she insisted on having her husband deliver it the next day (yesterday) and not to worry about payment, they were happy to do it. So then something came up last minute and her husband had to go to Indio which is like an hour away. So I said that was fine just keep me posted on what was going on. She said she would. 5 hours later I texted her asking if I needed to pick it up tomorrow (today) and if so let me know so I could get someone to stay with the kids. She said hopefully her husband could but he still wasn't back and she would let me know. I said that was fine but please let me know ASAP. So today I texted her asking if I needed to come get it and got no response. I texted her a few times throughout the day and still never got a response. It irritates me only because I could have gotten it yesterday myself but they said they would deliver. Then today I could've done it, but again I got no response. I understand it was free and everything, but I just find it rude not to let someone know if something is going to fall through when they know it is. Get what I mean? (sigh) However, for my husband for Father's Day (from me) I am getting him a new chair. It's actually a chaise lounge chair. The girls broke his chair he liked (which I may have fixed) and this one is real nice so I thought it'd be real nice to get him something he'd like. Plus it's nice that he can kick his feet up after work and long enough for him to fall asleep in. Smile

Anyway, I've been super stressed today because DD2 hasn't been sleeping good. She's been waking up a lot at night calling for me...more so screaming for me. The other night she was literally up every hour screaming and crying for 15 minutes before falling asleep and then doing it again. So then she has been kinda sick and today she just wouldn't stop throwing fits all day. I just dunno what's wrong. I sort of wonder if maybe it's because DH has been gone a while and this is the longest he's been gone since August. (sigh)

Okay I guess my rant is over. I need to try and get some sleep I guess. I just wish DH would come home already. I am so tired and stressed and what not.

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no preferred nursing side here (well for me b/c thrush STILL hasn't gone and one side is painful but I still do even). It's funny sometimes I forget what I did last (I was moving hairbands from one wrist to another but forget that too) so I'll ask Adam if he remembers

boo sorry about the chair, hope you get it sorted

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I also use both sides the same.

Ugh cradle cap... Anyone else having issues with it?

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YES! Well not as much anymore. When Des went in for his 2 month check up I asked the dr what to do about it and she told me to use a little baby oil, massage the scalp, and comb it with a soft bristle brush. It's mostly cleared up which is awesome. I didn't ever use baby oil (I HATE how long it took to get it out of DD2's hair when I did it with her), but I would just shampoo his hair and massage his scalp then brush his hair afterwards...eventually it began to go away but his hair looked so horrible with all the flakes after I brushed it! And his poor little face would be covered in the flakes too. I swear with him he got it right away, whereas with the girls it took longer, but it could be because of where we live.
Ha I remember DD1 had it until she was a couple years old...it was just little patches and not her whole head. DD2's cleared up after a few weeks of my constantly scrubbing her head, but again she didn't get it until she was at least 4-5 months (I remember she could sit in the bath).

Today I bought a really cool jumparoo for Des (I know it's early!) and he had so much fun in it. He's been wanting to be straight up so it was awesome. Of course DD2 got mad because she is sure it's for her and kept trying to tell me it was her turn lol. She likes it because it's a horse!

DD2 has had a cold since she got over the diarrhea last week and I swear she gave it to Desmond. Poor guy has a snotty nose and when he sneezes it goes everywhere (ick). Hopefully it clears up soon!

Also, this isn't about Des but about DD2. She has now gotten into the "I don't want to take a bath" phase. Ugh. It started after she was having diarrhea and she had a bad diaper rash...it hurt her to sit in the bath and now I'm afraid she thinks that'll happen every time she's in the bath. I've been having to force her in there and wash her really quick before she climbs out and runs. Not fun. (sigh) about 2 more weeks til DH comes home and he can help.

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So today I have been cleaning some (I need to clean the kitchen counters lol but I don't want to!!!) Desmond has been in his "I have to be held" mood today. So I decided just to strap him (or wrap him ;)) on and began vacuuming. He didn't care at all. Lol he was just having fun seeing everything up high and looking around, even when I was bending down and vacuuming inside the couches lol. He just drooled all over me (and MAN has he been drooling!) He does have a runny nose today still which sucks when he sneezes, but he's not congested.

While I was vacuuming, I took the head/front piece off our vacuum to connect the hose (Kirby vacuum) and DD2 ran off with that piece. I opened her door to see her sitting on her bed playing with it lol. She was making her puppy toy feed it LOL!

I really wanna rearrange the livingroom since I was too tired to do it last night. Maybe I will later today or I'll just wait until tonight. Anyway, hope everyone has a happy Sunday!

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Emma has cradle cap. Someone told me to use just a bit of adult shampoo. So last night I use the smallest dab of pert plus (not even pea size), and rubbed it in then I just used a wet cloth to wipe it off so that it would not get inher eyes. It worked well, I will have to do it a few more times but it looks a lot better.

Today I start week 3 of my couch to 5k program. It is the first time I have to run for 3 mins, not looking forward to that. But it does feel really good to be doing something active with a goal. This week I got up at 5:45 am twice just to get my run in. I did not like it but I think it is the only way I will get this program done. So much less chaotic then trying to fit it in at night.

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I just got home 20 minutes ago from being at church since 8:45 this morning. We were setting up for VBS that starts tomorrow and goes all week. So I have been gone 7 hours without breast feeding Cammi. (DH has been watching her and bottle feeding her). After church while I was changing I had to express my milk into the toilet at the church lol. It was strange. And now that I'm home, I'm pumping, and I just pumped 5 oz from my right boob alone! Now I get to finish off the evening by finishing up an octopus costume I'm making for VBS. Pray for me! Lol

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Lol I've squirted mine into the bathroom sink and shower at home before. I always feel bad when I do. And I think you should post pictures of the octopus costume you make! I would love to see it!

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I haven't had to express it yet, but in a warm shower the let down happens all on its own... but I do have almost hard parts in my breast in the morning which I assume is milk since they go away when she eats, but it is weird because I don't remember it from my first daughter.. I remember just feeling full all over, but not this where it is localized to certain places. Oh well, I guess it is just another one of those "every pregnancy is different" scenarios..

Ok.. gotta run.. thought I had sleeping children but I hear at least two jumping on the bed..

Heather

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Once with DS1, when he was over a year old and I had packed my pumps away, he went on an overnight at my mom's house and I got engorged. I sat and expressed into a sippy cup so he could drink it later. I couldn't bear to waste it! Smile

Nicole- You can also use coconut oil for cradle cap, or there's a product for it that I found at Target that has Winnie The Pooh on it that worked really well. You just then have to use baby shampoo like 5 times to get the oil out. But I used that and used a baby comb while it was still in and it flaked right off.

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Okay I have to have an emotional pity party right now. I just want my DH to come home...

Here's why: I've been crying off and on since about 1:30 AM and I'm running on about 4 hours of sleep. Why have I been crying? Just the thought of what happened last night makes me cry and feel sick and all upset. Desmond got up at about 1:20 to nurse so I fed him and he was falling asleep so I went to put him in his bed. When I laid him down I saw something roll (or so I thought) and I went to grab it (being half asleep I thought it was his pacifier even though I was holding it) and do you know what it was? A roach. A big scary roach. When I went to reach for it it ran and I gasped and yanked poor Des up and I ran to my room with him. I always thought I was paranoid checking my bed everything for a roach or spider (I do this ever since last year I found a huge spider in my bed when DH was deployed). Anyway, and I laid him in bed with me and cried. I cried because I wanted to call DH to hunt the roach down and kill it. I cried because I wanted to scream at housing for making me have all but one room sprayed when they sprayed 2-3 weeks ago. I cried because of the thought of what if I had laid him down a minute sooner, could it have crawled on him. Just thinking about it being in his bed makes me tear up. It makes me mad because here is this innocent sweet baby and this disgusting thing had to crawl through his bed. It makes me sick.

I was cleaning out boxes from the garage a few weeks ago and found a box covered in roaches so I called to have maintenance spray. When I called to make the appt they said it was fine I had animals, but wouldn't spray outside only because I was going to leave the dog out there. When the guy got here he told me he wouldn't spray unless I locked the cat in one of the rooms I didn't want sprayed. I told him I wanted to whole house sprayed and he said I had to leave one room unsprayed for the cat. So dummy me chose Desmond's room. But that was because I had seen small roaches in both bathrooms (that was the main area!) and there had been small ones in mine and DD1's bedroom. Since DD2's was right across from the bathroom I decided against having hers not sprayed.

We don't keep food in any of the bedrooms and it doesn't leave the kitchen/dining area because we didn't want bugs. What's even weirder is before they sprayed I had never seen a roach in my kitchen and then one night I found 3 (2 almost dead, one very alive, like the one last night was). Yes there are crumbs on the floor in the kitchen and probably on the counter tops, sometimes I can't bring myself to do dishes before bed, but all of that is on the opposite side of the house. I TOLD the guy who sprayed I didn't want them all to migrate to one area and he was convinced they wouldn't. And they did. They were in my son's bed. And I'm crying again thinking about it.

I called this morning to get them to spray again and I have to call when the office opens in an hour to try and get on the spray list today. I will fight with them until I am. And then I am packing up the animals and taking them with me when we take DD1 to school. I will go get their rabies shots (they need it anyway) and find something to do. This is why I only trust DH to spray because whenever he did we never had a problem. But we were so busy the two weeks before he was set to go to training that we completely forgot every time we left the house (BTW when he sprays the cat has always been fine). When we lived in the other house I only saw 2 semi big roaches the whole 1 1/2 years we were there and I've been here 3 months and have seen at least 3x as many. And at the other place we had more neighbors whereas here we only have one next door since we are a corner house.

One good note though. This morning DD1 found an almost dead big roach so all I can hope is that this was the same one from Desmond's crib and it died. But there's no way of telling. (sigh)

I just want DH home. He could make me feel better and would take care of the problem. I want to be able to talk to him. I miss him so much. :cryinghard:

End rant/pity party.

I just want my emotions to go back to how they were before pregnancy (when I didn't cry all the time).

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omg i'm freaking just reading that

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I called the people and they said they're going to make sure they come out today. But it's anywhere between 830 and 12 (it's 10 now). I was almost in tears when I told they lady what happened and she said if they didn't get the memo she would call the guy to make sure he knew. I'm a little more calm about it now though only because I'm really hoping that the one we found this morning was the one from last night. It still upsets me though and I'm sure I will cry at a moments notice.

I also made sure everything possible is picked up for them to spray. Like I even threw all the girls' toys on their beds to make sure he sprays really good. Then after he sprays I'm going to spray with Raid JIK. And Des will probably be sleeping with me for a while.

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Katie - your story gave me chills! I had never even seen a cockroach until I moved to the military base in southern California. We moved in, and three weeks later, I saw one in the cabinet above the stove. This was a Thursday afternoon, and housing said they couldn't get someone out to spray until the following Tuesday. I was appalled that I would have to share my house with God only knows how many bugs. UGH! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I TOTALLY understand that frustration! They are disgusting, and California has so many laws about limiting the use of pesticides... I don't miss it!

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They came and sprayed. I was here when they arrived and I took my animals and the kids and left. I told the guy to make sure he sprayed EVERYWHERE. The animals were out of the house for about 30 minutes and the kids and I an hour (we went and picked up a chair for DH for Father's Day and OMG is it comfortable!!!) I'm going to spray the house again when we leave to get DD1 from school. I'm still upset, but I'm more angry, esp with the guy who said if one room didn't get sprayed it would be okay. I mean I've had to live around roaches before (unfortunately) but never in a bed. In TX (where I use to live) there were always the huge wood roaches (haven't seen one THAT big here...yet) and they were always in the garage and bathrooms and closets. Lol it got to the point where I wouldn't go into the bathroom without first peering in to look above the door frame where they liked to sit and wait! Or in the garage they would sit on top of the trash cans and wouldn't even move if you approached them. Oh and there were also the ones that when you tried to kill them they would chase you or fly at you. Lol I'm making them sound like Super Roaches...Sure there were some in rooms, but they would be under the bed or something...I had never seen one in the bed (with the exception of when the cat brought me one in bed...ew) It just really upsets me.

I was a lot more shaken up last night though because I couldn't stop thinking about how close I was to putting him down with that thing. But I do feel better that they listened to me, and I think it was because I was close to tears when I told them and when they learned it was in my baby's crib. At least they took it seriously.

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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO today I scored a FREE elliptical. I'm excited that I can start working out with it. Lol seriously, DH is going to be like WTH when he gets home lol. I got all new furniture (and have sold some of our old Lol and then I'll have this exercise machine. Yay.

Also I got a set of DVDs called signing time for the girls and they love it. They are learning some sign language and just dancing along Smile

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I had a horrible night. I feel horrible.

Yesterday started off well. I bought a new dress (okay someone wore it one time but it's fine Smile ), got a few free things, got some skirts that will fit me (6 for $10), and got the pie crusts for when DH comes home I can make a pudding pie thing.
Then I got a good deal on a bunch of diapers and supposedly I am getting rid of both of my loveseats I have for sale. Yay.

Then last night DH got to call and I talked to him for a little bit. Then we had dinner and it was time for bed.

We can't find DD2's elephant blanket. She's had it since she was born and she has to have it to sleep with. We looked for 2 1/2 + hours last night for it and can't find it anywhere. All I can think is what if I left it at the store in the cart. I ALWAYS make sure but yesterday was hectic because Desmond was getting hungry and screaming and my girls were getting hungry for lunch. So when we got home I just got DD2 out and got Des out and went inside to feed him. I don't remember much else except DD1 helped me carry in groceries that couldn't be left in the car. I know when we went out again DD2 didn't have her elephant.

I'm so worried I left it in the cart. It was one of those rocketship carts that are hard to steer and everything. But I swear when we walked from where we return carts to the car that when I said "Hand" she grabbed my hand with the same hand she was holding her blanket in. But I can't find it in the house. I've searched all the kids' rooms, my room, the bathroom, under couches and cushions, I even went through the trash can! I looked in the car, under the car, in the garage. I've been crying since last night because it breaks my heart that I lost her blanket! She screamed and cried off and on all last night. I feel terrible. I dunno what to do.

She has a back up blanket just like it, but she knows that's not the right one. She kept saying "No elephant Ew!" and throwing it. When she was looking through the house for it she was shouting "Elephant! Where are you!" and it was so sad. I dunno what to do now.

I called the store this morning but they don't open until 10. The manager gets there about 9 and he is suppose to call me back to let me know if someone turned it in or not. I mean I really don't think someone would throw it away if they found it. You can tell it's a kid's blanket that is really loved. And I definitely don't think someone would take it lol.

I was so sure she was playing with it after we got home for good. my girls were playing with My Little Ponies and she was making elephant talk...I'm just sure. BEcause DD1 was laughing that DD2 makes her elephant talk in a deep voice. I just dunno where else to look. I dunno what to do to make her feel better because she's still asking where it is.

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Aww, did the store find the blanket??

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I called 3 times and every time was the same: no one had turned it in. The last time I asked a few questions (If it was in the parking lot would the works pick it up or do they not clean it etc) and the lady got irritated! She told me how they hire a company to clean it and after I said thank you she hung up on me. She must not be a mother.

I called so many times because someone told me to call back throughout the day to see if it was ever found. So I am going up there today and if it's not there then it must be SOMEWHERE in the house. I swear it has to be but I've been so sleep deprived with DD2's night terrors and it seems like the times she's asleep Desmond is awake and I have trouble sleeping anyway...I just can't remember. Although last night I swear I remember scooping her up, putting her in her carseat and buckling her and then handing her her elephant like I always do. So I'm hoping I find it when we go through the house to get rid of stuff for our garage sale in two weeks. I'm just hoping DH will actually help me look because he would do the whole "She should've kept track of her own things" bit which irritates me because lets face it...she's TWO! Ugh (he did that at the hospital after I had Des...I told him to make sure he had all the toys she brought and his response was "No, if she wants to bring them she needs to keep track of them, and if they get left oh well." This is because when he was a kid his mom would throw things away in a moments notice so he didn't have any special things like the kids have...and I had as a kid Smile

(sigh) I'm just so tired because DD2 was waking up crying for her elephant. But the good thing is for the time being I have tricked her. She has a back up one, but she doesn't like it very much because that's not to real elephant, but yesterday I got the idea that if I washed it and tried to make it look a little more worn and hand it to her with DD1's bunny blanket then she might believe I found it. It didn't work at first, but then she finally took it, looked it in the face and the writing on the blanket and decided it was okay and rubbed it on her face and hugged it and everything. So for now it'll work, but she keeps looking at it's face and I think she has an idea it's not the real one but just wants an elephant she she'll take it.

I hope I find the real one soon.

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Oh no Sad sorry about the blanket

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DH came back late Saturday night and I made him promise to help me look for DD2's blanket. She knows the one she has isn't the real one because she will ask for her other.

Anyway so last night DH was putting away his laundry (we have two closets in our room) and he calmly walks over to me and throws her elephant on me! She had hid it in his closet! I swear I checked there at least 3 times and somehow never saw it! But I was (and still am) so happy that he managed to just come home and find it!

DD2 is so happy she's been hugging it and making her other toys love on it.

I am so tired too. I just don't feel like I'm sleeping. Last night Des went to sleep around midnight and got up at 6 AM and I swear it didn't feel like I slept at all. Ugh I wish I could have a whole day just to sleep ha ha.

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Glad you found it! It can be so maddening when you know it is somewhere but can't find it!