October Chat Thread. (Better Late then Never)

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October Chat Thread. (Better Late then Never)

I know it's a bit late but better late then never right?

I've been hanging around the boards more even though allot of them are dead, especially this one. It's sad to see it so quite around here. I know FB has allot to do with it since most of us just keep in touch on there but not everyone from here is on FB so it's a little shocking that there isn't more activity then there has been.

So how has everyone been? How is the Toddler Stage going? How are things going for the Mama's Expecting again? How are the Kiddo's taking to knowing a new Sibling is coming? Anyone have plans for Trying again? What are your plans for Halloween? so much to catch up on. We really need to start posting here more. With how the new FB is it's hard to keep up with everyone now. I wish they would stop changing stuff that doesn't need to be changed.

AFM: Well some of you guys know that DF is now on the same page with me on Starting TTC sooner for #2. Right now we are in the 2WW and it's killing me because I keep giving into testing and I keep getting BFN's. But I'm still 4 days away from when AF is due. But I am noticing allot of Odd Symptoms that I had gotten when I was PG with Harley that I am getting again so it's keeping my hopes up because when AF came back last October after not having her most of the time while Nursing my preAF symptoms have changed so much that I really don't get any symptoms like I did before I got pregnant.

Toddler stage is fun, except when she throws a tantrum when she doesn't get her way. It's crazy how fast she's picking up on things now. We keep asking her if she wants a brother or sister and all she says is Baby. She loves other baby's, when ever we go to the store and she sees other kids she gets so excited. it's cute.

Halloween is going to be fun this year, last year we didn't go because we didn't have the money for a costume so we just didn't bother. This year we're going to go with a friend of ours and his Daughter who is a couple years older then Harley but they have allot of fun when they are together so I think this Halloween is going to be a good turn out.

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We are doing pretty good here. The toddler phase is driving me nuts. I love how cute the kids are, but I really prefer rational thought. Lol My girls have less language and are less intelligible than my DS, so this stage is a lot harder. Not only do I have two at once, but then they are not communicating well enough with us. So, it is just frustrating. For example, S decided to just cry all morning today. I am not sure why. She didn't want me to put her down, but I had to get both girls dressed. I cannot do that while holding her. So, we sobbed about that. Then, she just screamed and screamed while I was attempting to dress K. DH got her calmed down and started her breakfast. Well, then she didn't want her yogurt and just sat and screamed in her booster seat at the table. We have a lot going on in the morning, so she was stuck there. I was not going to get her down when I needed to get all of us ready to go out the door. So, I guess this morning is a bad morning to talk about toddlers! ROFL

The girls are so cute though. They really do some pretty fantastic things and their receptive language is fantastic. I asked Keira to find a toy pig yesterday and she wandered all around our living room. She motions "I don't know" very well. It isn't actually the ASL sign for it, but it works for her. So, she was making her "I don't know" sign and saying it as well, I guess. She was too cute. We never found the pig, btw. I guess that means we need to clean up all the toys they dumped everywhere. Biggrin

My DS is doing well. He started speech therapy last week to work on the /s/ and /z/ sounds. Honestly, I didn't notice issues until he lost both front teeth. The permanent teeth were slow to come in, so I think he got used to pushing his tongue up against the empty space where his teeth should be and when they came in, he started putting it over the teeth instead of behind the teeth. Sad

As for ttc again, no way! HA! Please no more kids! I can barely handle what I have right now. Biggrin

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OH THE TODDLER STAGE! Well, honestly I think Zayne has already hit the terrible twos...well some days. There are days that Z is very cuddly, polite, and compliant then there are days where he is a complete crab, doesn't listen to a word I say, and climbs on everything (and laughs when I put him in time out for it)!!! Zayne loves being outside so I'm dreading the winter months when he'll be stuck inside.

As for the new baby...Zayne has NO idea. I've told him but he doesn't get it really. Lexi on the other hand is all about the baby in mommy's tummy. ROFL almost every night she wants me to get out the doppler and listen to the baby. It's kind of fun!

For Halloween Lexi decided to be Jesse from Toy Story. I wanted Zayne to be Buzz (he's OBSESSED with Buzz right now) but DH said no because Buzz and Jesse have a "thing" in the 3rd movie. ROFL SOO instead Zayne is going to be Woody which Zayne is perfectly happy with.

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Melanie- For awhile Harley was like that with the communication, then one day it was Bam she knew this that and the other thing. I was quite shocked. DF's mom has been doing allot with her when we're at work. She still has her moments tho where she will just scream and cry and we have no idea why. I can only imagine what it's like with 2 of them doing that. This morning as a matter of fact she was like that, I hate when she gets in her moods bc she's so hard to calm down sometimes.

Seeing the girls tho in your siggy picture really makes me Secretly want Twins, they are just too stinking cute. I can't get over it.

Megan- Yes yes yes I know what you mean by starting the terrible twos already. Harley has been starting since she was 18 months. Harley loves being outside too. I wish this summers weather was better because every time DF and I were off from work it literally rained. I'm really hoping next year it's not like that, because I'm sick of being in the house. We made many plans to go to the park with her and only got to take her twice. DF's mom has gotten to spend allot of time with her outside tho when she watches her which is good.

I'm wondering how Harley will be when we do get PG, I think she might be more aware when I start showing. I know she will be excited if I mention baby tho she loves them.

And Lol on the costumes. I loved Toy Story 3, but I can see where your DH is coming with that Lol Woody and Jessie is a better suite Biggrin Harley is going as a Witch. It was the best I could do with the short time I had because of not having money any time sooner. But it worked out because we had it on sale at work and all I had to do were buy boots to go with it so I spent not even $20 on her costume which is perfect for me.

AFM- I am 11DPO right now and still BFN Sad I have a feeling I won't get a positive till I'm late with AF. When I found out with Harley I was 4 days late and I had a faint BFP. So I have a feeling it's going to be the same way this time Sad Waiting sucks. I hate waiting Lol

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almost every night she wants me to get out the doppler and listen to the baby. It's kind of fun!

For Halloween Lexi decided to be Jesse from Toy Story. I wanted Zayne to be Buzz (he's OBSESSED with Buzz right now) but DH said no because Buzz and Jesse have a "thing" in the 3rd movie. ROFL SOO instead Zayne is going to be Woody which Zayne is perfectly happy with.

That would be fun. Isaiah liked to see the girls on the u/s. My doctor had monitors hanging from the ceiling so you could see the babies while they were doing the u/s. That way the patient didn't have to crane their neck around to see the screen while the tech was doing the u/s. We didn't have a doppler at home though.

I can totally see why your DH feels that way. I didn't even remember that from the movie. Ha!

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Melanie- For awhile Harley was like that with the communication, then one day it was Bam she knew this that and the other thing. I was quite shocked. DF's mom has been doing allot with her when we're at work. She still has her moments tho where she will just scream and cry and we have no idea why. I can only imagine what it's like with 2 of them doing that. This morning as a matter of fact she was like that, I hate when she gets in her moods bc she's so hard to calm down sometimes.

Seeing the girls tho in your siggy picture really makes me Secretly want Twins, they are just too stinking cute. I can't get over it.

We try to work with the girls. S happily mimics what we say and is slowly getting there. K won't even attempt to mimic words. She slams that mouth shut. She will say it when she is ready and not earlier. They really do have a lot of words and phrases, but getting them to spontaneously say them in a way we can understand just isn't happening yet. So, it is all a foreign language, especially when they are crying. It is hard enough to understand an adult who is sobbing and trying to talk!

No, you don't secretly want twins. I promise you don't!! They are definitely cute! I love my girls and I would not change a thing. However, twins are a huge strain on a relationship. My DH and I really get at each other sometimes and it is because we get stressed or overstimulated by the kids. The girls moods really do a number on us. We do our best to work through it and we recognize that this is just a phase and it will get easier. Twins are hard though. They really are. My house is in a constant state of messy and I can never get it clean. The twin tornadoes just demolish it again. There was a blog I read recently by a dad of twins who said that their family has stopped walking around their house in bare feet. Why? Because they can never keep their floors clean. They sweep, the kids throw food on the floor. And rice or fruit, OMG, don't attempt to clean that up until it dries out! You cannot sweep it up and with twins, it is twice the mess everywhere! Lol I have attempted to clean cottage cheese, rice, and fruit up with wipes and paper towels. ROFL I am not even sure how many wipes or towels I went through trying to get all the damp, soggy bits off my floor! HA!

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Mel - I could lend you a couple dogs they do an amazing job taking care of what Evan tosses on the floor. On the flip side they shed and bark and drool track in mud and occasionally pee. HAHA I don't think twins could throw any mess at me I haven't had that being said I'm VERY grateful to do babies one at a time!

GL on he 2ww! TTC is exciting but crazy!

Megan - Sounds like a fun Halloween!!

Evan will be a lion this year, he loves to roar, the costume was cute, I'm lazy and don't make things so purchased lion it is! Evan is mostly a pretty easy toddler. ACTIVE but usually good. His communication abilities have dramatically improved and that makes life easier but when he's really upset he still usually can't express why. He's also a hitter....I've read about it, I know it's a normal sign of toddler frustration but it's definitely NOT fun. We're working on it with ignoring and calm time outs but it's definitely the one thing he does that tends to send me over the edge. Which I am sure only encourages it! He has NO idea a baby brother is ~4-5 weeks away. He doesn't get it at all. I'm sure it will be a major transition for him. He's very used to being he center and getting responses quickly. Patience isn't my son's #1 virtue. But we'll all adjust. I'm just ready to be done being prego! I'm hoping maybe this kiddo will come a week or so early....maybe?! Smile I don't want him just yet but 38-39 weeks would be lovely

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Yay for TTC!

Katie- you just never know how they'll respond. DD1 was very interested in babies and baby dolls, ect and I talked to her about becoming a big sister and when DD2 was born she wanted NOTHING to do with me or the baby and was so mad at me for a while. With Josiah I figured there was no point in talking to him about it since he wouldn't understand so suddenly there was a baby Lol and he's done great! He's not patient but he just loves the baby (and he hates baby dolls), he kisses him and wants to hold him and is just really good.

We're doing good, I love the toddler stage before they hit 3 Wink he has tantrums but it's mainly because he's frustrated so I feel for him. The past week I'm a little confused because he's not SLEEPING! Ah! He wakes up super early and doesn't nap anywhere near what he was and then he wakes up and whines for a good hour. Oh and getting him to eat anything that's semi-healthy is next to impossible. As is getting him to not throw his food on the floor or smear it all over the table Lol but yes, I do love this age. He doesn't talk back or lie or hide things or tell me he hates me or how mean I am Blum 3 He's finally starting to pick up some new words and is communicating better so that is always nice. He's going to be a pumpkin for Halloween, DD2 is going as a vampire, DD1 is a black cat and that baby will probably just be a baby in a pumpkin hat.
Everything has been pretty good around here, we're settling into a nice routine helped by the fact that Isaiah is such a good, content baby. 4 kids is tough though! At home it's not so bad but going anywhere is definitely hard. With two in school with their afterschool activities and school events, I have to bring them. All that said, if dh hadn't already had his vasectomy I'd probably want more! Lol I'm glutton for punishment. I just love these little people Smile

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The Witch showed up for me tonight at work. I wasn't very pleased that she decided to start Full Force and possibly ruin my work pants :mad: But I still have a chance at a July Baby which would be awesome to have a Summer kiddo. Just gotta keep hoping and keep trying. Eventually we have to get it Lol

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Hey everyone!
Sorry about AF Corinne Sad It will happen, you can still have a summer baby!
Mel, you know I understand. I agree too, Corinne, you do not secretly want twins! Lots of people say that to me ("I always wanted twins!") and I just stare open mouthed at them. Smile

I LOOOOVE the toddler stage! At least right now. I have so much fun hanging out with the boys, and its awesome to be able to communicate with them, at least to some degree. Isaac is becoming more and more verbal by the day - EI and speech therapy are really helping. Gabe loves to imitate Isaac, so he is picking up more and more each day. Yesterday I asked the boys what they wanted for dinner, and Isaac shouted "eggy!!" and lo and behold, he did scarf down almost 2 eggs scrambled!

Twin tantrums are pretty unbelievable though. Sometimes I just have to take deep breaths to calm myself down when they are screaming or whining incessantly. I also have to deal with toddler high emotions and things like biting. Today, Isaac bit Gabe hard enough to bring blood to the surface of Gabe's arm, but not break the skin. Ugh. Its always over a 'stolen' toy or an inability to share, which I know they are not developmentally capable of doing just yet.

Their 2 year well check up went great, and we had a fun birthday party for them. We're not doing much for Halloween this year. I don't have the money to buy two costumes, and it would be stupid for me anyway because it's not like I can take them trick or treating - I'm not letting them eat candy! We may take them around to show come neighbors and nearby family because I did crochet them pumpkin hats and I'll buy them cheap orange shirts to wear. I'll have my own mini pumpkin patch LOL!

We are definitely not anywhere close to wanting #3. I have the Mirena which is good for 5 years. I am beginning to think that I might want another, but not for a few years. Two toddlers are enough to deal with at the moment, thank you! Smile