Sally, I just weaned MA and I swear it was harder for me than her. It took a lot longer for my boobs to get the message than I thought it would though, strange. I hope that you get your yucky under control for the big day. I know that the only thing I would change about my wedding was trying to enjoy it more and stress less. I hope everything goes perfect for you.
Whitney I know exactly how you feel. Belle and MA were sick right before her party and I was so upset that all that work was going to be wasted. I just had it anyway, but luckily Jason didn't get sick until the next day. I'm sure that his make up party will be just as much fun.
Kilah, MA doesn't talk at all. She follows commands, but the only word she says with meaning is MaMa. It's hard because Belle was walking and talking a lot by a year so I think MA should as well. I guess it's better to learn this lesson now and for me to stop comparing/expecting things from them they are not ready to do.
Brittany, I love the picture of Ava with the berries and cream. She is so adorable and you can tell she was having a great time. I was super weird about feeding stuff to Belle as well. MA not so much, but it was a big milestone for us to feed Belle sweets.
Kelly I'm glad your first day back went well. Any good news for Dusty?
Tara, I'm super jealous about your beach pictures. Chloe is rediculous cute in her little hat and swimsuit. I love it! We have had a couple of days warm enough, but the water will still be too cold for me. Another month and we will be there!
I hope everyone else has a good weekend. I'm going to try to hook up with some friends and do something today. Maybe Charlestowne Landing or the aquarium. Must. Get. Out. Of. The. House!
Love the pics of MB and Chloe!!
I try not to think about Gavin not doing stuff other babies are doing anymore. He's taken his sweet time with everything so that's o.k.
Well Tom has been diarrhea and vomit free since 5:00 last night and I have since around the middle of the night. Of course neither of us slept very well. I'm glad it was a short lived bug it just came at the worst time. And it was really intense. Anyway, I'm thinking about trying to go on with the party. We haven't called everyone yet, my mom and step-dad already made all the food. I did cancel the cake but maybe they could still have it done? I just don't know. We obviously don't feel 100% but we're not living in the toilet, and I don't *think* we'd be contagious, which was my big issue. *sigh* I don't know. I'm going to have Tom call work and see if he can get off on Saturday in the next two weeks. If he can't I might try to do it.
Brittany-love the pic of Ava. I'm glad you're letting her try more stuff. I was/am nervous about that too.
I hope you get out of the house today, Lindsay!
It looks like Tom's work will let him off on Saturday the 19th. So that's when he party will be. I just hope nothing else happens between now and then haha.
All this talk of what your kiddos say makes me feel like Halloway is soooo behind. She says "Momma" "Dadda" "Papa" "Gampa" "Cool" "Yep" and "Nope." And NONE of them she associates with people or uses "correctly." She just says them.
Seriously DONT WORRY!!! Halloway is totally normal. Ava says Mama Dada and SOMETIMES she'll add in Baba or Nana... NONE are associated with anyone or anything. We've gotten her to copy us and say "wow" every once in awhile. Thats it. So Ya Halloway is "ahead" in my mind.
Thanks Lindsay and Brittany. I don't worry until I hear about these babies really talking, ha ha. Then I'm like "Oh, no!"
Sally - I don't think it's bad you're weaning Clara. You have to think of your own health too. And everyone knows what is best for themselves and their babies. If I even just tried to cut down on H's nursing, I truly think it would be traumatizing for her. You're lucky Clara doesn't mind, ha ha.
Lindsay - I hope you get out of the house today. I love Aquariums! I wish we had one nearby.
I love all the pics of the babes. (If I said that all ready, ignore me.)
Yeah, I feel the baby pretty regularly now. At night anyway. I don't notice him during the day, but after H is in bed and we're watching TV, I can feel him wriggling a bit. It's awesome and crazy, because I seriously didn't realize you could feel a baby this early on.
I had written a looooong post, but then my internet went funky and I lost it, so this doesn't say nearly as much or in detail what I had said. But that's okay.
Oh yeah, I think I started feeling Gavin around 16 weeks, and they say you feel subsequent babies sooner. That's so cool!
Gavin is still sleeping a lot. He was starving so I gave him formula and he kept down 5 oz so that's good. I'm a little worried that he's still sleeping so much though. He woke up at 10 after going to bed at 8, was awake for an hour and went back to sleep :confused:
I wouldn't worry about him still sleeping Whitney, probably just exhausted from being sick. As long as he is waking up for something to eat/drink I think he is alright. Sorry you had to cancel the party but glad to hear that you and Tom are feeling better and that Tom can get another Saturday off to reschedule.
Kilah, Calista says dada, hey, and hi. The rest is just jibber jabber. Makes me sad that she hasn't said mama yet! And yay for feeling the babe. I know I have said that before but I am just super excited about it for you!
VMy laptop has a virus so until I get it back next week ill be reading and not commenting much.
Whitney, I'm sorry everyone got sick and you had to reschedule.
I was counting rowynns words last night and was impressed. She can say hey, mama,daada,bye, there and she just started saying something that sounds like thank you ... kittie... I think that's it. Fiona had that many words around 15mnths, so I was impressed r has more. Fi had 4 words at a year and one wasn't a word but the sign for 'all done'.
She wasn't behind and talks all.the.time now. So I wouldn't worry.
Yeah Gavin has his own language. He really does have the same "words" that he says all the time. I'm sure they mean something to him lol.
Sucks about your laptop Ann-Marie
Here's my hair/makeup from today!
So pretty Sally! I just love your red hair, I hope Belle's gets to that color as she grows up. Your makeup also looks really nice and natural. How are you feeling today? Is your $300 medicine working?!
Whiteny, I think that Gavin is sleeping alot is totally normal. He was pretty sick so his little body needs time to recover. He should be totally normal in a few days.
We did go to Charlestowne Landing and the weather was perfect! The kids had a great time and I got a ton of exercise. I wore MA and we walked several miles of trails so it was awesome. I'll post some pics to FB. I'm sorry for all of you guys stuck in yucky weather right now, but you can ha-ha me in July when we are trying not to die of heat stroke!
I love the red too. Do you dye it? That's the color I always try to get mine but the color doesn't stick for very long in my hair.
Yeah I'm sure he's fine. This is the first time he's been sick so I'm just crazy. Tom and I really need to clean the house!! We've been bumming around all day. We're both tired and sore from puking too though. Tom finally watched The Social Network with me. It was pretty good.
Sounds like you had an awesome day Lindsay!
Sally - your hair and make-up look so pretty!
Sounds like an awesome day, Lindsay! I am super jealous, ha ha. We stayed inside all. day. long. Then finally went out to dinner, so that was nice. It gave me a reason to at least take a shower.
Question - did anyone bank their babies cord blood? Thought/opinions about it? I don't know a ton about it, but am looking into it.
I thought about it but I heard it cost a significant amount of money so that kind of took it off the table for us.
Yeah, there is an Indiana bank that is about $1600 to do it, and then $100 a year banking fee. So it's definitely not money we just have lying around, but could save for between now then if we really wanted. I just don't know enough about it really to know if it's worth it. I mean, I know what the banks say, but they're just going to say whatever necessary for people to do it, so I don't know how beneficial it would actually (potentially anyway) be.
Also, totally off topic, but how do you guys feel about other people telling your children "no" or whatnot? I'm probably being totally irrational, but Jack has told H "no" a few times - all for things I would/did tell her beforehand "no" (or whatever form of deterring her from the situation) - and he did it super nicely because he is just not an "authoritarian" type of person, but it really bugs me. A friend of mine told her "no" a few weeks ago too, and that bothered me as well. But that was also for something I wouldn't have said no about. I just don't think I like other people having any sort of authority over my child, which I know must be super silly. I mean, there will come a day when people are baby-sitting her during awake hours, and I have to trust they'll instill the same rules, but I guess when I'm around it just super bothers me. Ignore me, ha ha. It's probably just hormones.
I want to see The Social Network!
Kilah, we donated it. The hospital is a cord donation hospital and they make it easy for you to do. Isn't it only beneficial in cases where there are siblings? If I'm right about that, I'd definitely consider banking it if I had another baby.
I don't know if I feel the same way about the no thing, but I don't think I've ever heard anyone but my mom and Mike tell him no. If I heard someone else, like Mike's mom or someone, tell him no..I imagine it would make me mad for some reason, lol. Mike did tell MB "no" today and I did NOT like how he said it. I told him "You don't need to yell at him!", and he very obviously didn't yell lol..it was just too stern of a "no".
My child just threw the world's biggest tantrum and slapped the **** out of me. :rolleyes: He seriously has too much of an attitude for an 11 month old. Everyday I think, "Are other babies this age like this!?!?!?"
Kilah, I think I remember Taylor banked Brandon's. If your still FB friends you can ask her. Other than that I don't know anyone here or IRL that has done it. I don't think it's super useful right now, but it's one of those things that might be more useful in the future. This is from a limited knowledge though.
I really don't have a problem with other people telling my kids no for stuff. I wish my Mom would let me tell them no without her trying to justify their behavior, but I think that's another whole topic there. And your pg girl, you get to have whatever emotions you want!
So, I made dinner and no one is home or awake to eat it but me. I think I will eat standing over the stove out of the pan. Just because I can!
Sarah, Owen has started throwing fits! He doesn't hit, but he flings himself backwards again (he used to do it, stopped, and now does it if he doesn't get his own way!). And if you try to pick him up, he flings his arms and legs out and goes limp as a noodle! So frustrating, but so funny at the same time. He has also taken to chucking his food off his tray when he's done, which annoys Darin to no end. Our dining area is carpeted (ugh) and with us trying to sell, him grinding his eggs into the white carpet is NOT helpful! Darin actually yelled (he is NOT a yeller! And it was by no means loud, either) "No!" at him tonight, and he faked such a cry. I had to leave the room because it was so fake it made me laugh. No tears! So fake. I didn't want to smile around him and then him think it was okay to throw his food and daddy was just being silly saying no.
Kilah, I think banking helps out siblings, not the actual donor. We looked into it when I was pregnant with Owen, but it was sooooo expensive. I felt like if I donated Owen's, I'd have to donate the next kid's too because that would be like Owen giving to someone, but who would give to him if he needed it? And doing that twice was just waaaay too expensive! I think it's definitely something to look into, though. Totally the way science will be headed, I'm sure.
And I don't know how I feel about other people saying no, either. I think it would have to be certain people (my mom, for example) for me to be okay with it. Actually, a friend of mine who gets on my nerves told him no once when he tried to open their kitchen cabinet (so, like Kilah, totally something I would say no to), and that annoyed me. I guess because I was standing right there and I would've gotten him. She didn't need to butt in. :rolleyes: So yeah, Kilah, I am totally with you on it annoying you, no matter who does it and what for!
So, I got Owen an A&A dream blanket for his birthday and I LOVE it! It's in the dryer right now, and I am so excited to get it out! Yes, I'm one of those spazzy moms who hasn't given her kid a blanket in the crib yet. He's still in a sleepsack. I told myself I would spend the $$$$ on this blanket because it made me feel comfortable that it's breathable and regulates body temperature and the like. So, I'm excited to give it to him tomorrow, but a little scared!
ETA: Lindsay, I say GO FOR IT! Eat out of the pan!
Whitney, I don't dye, it's my natural colour. I decided cord blood banking was not something I wanted to invest it mostly due to cost and also the fact that it's seriously unlikely we would ever need to use it. I had other reasons as well which are listed on this page... http://www.epigee.org/disadvantages-with-cord-blood-banking.html I figure if god forbid we were ever in that situation we would hopefully find a matching donor either in our family or a stranger.
Jen we just ordered the dream blanket for Ava I'm so excited to get it. I never got any of their swaddle blankets, but I plan to next time
I'm like 95% sure I want to find out the sex next time, instead of it being a surprise like we did with Owen, and I swear A&A swaddling blankets will be my first purchase once we know!
Don't get the A&A swaddling blankets, get the Bambinoland ones! They are even softer!! We got 2 A&A cozy sleep sacks and the swaddling blankets and they are nice, but the Bambinoland swaddling blankets feel even better!
I have been so busy! Blah! At school I was catching up from being gone for 2 days, getting ready for a sub on Monday, and parent/teacher conf next week. Then last night and today I took a cooking class so we stayed the night at my parents. My cooking class was fun- it was all about making a month's worth of meals in a day and then freezing them. I made 10 meals today! Actually 20 because my partner and I doubled the recipes and then split them up. If anyone is interested, this is the cookbook we used. It was fun and definitely something I am going to start doing. I'm thinking I'm going to just start off with 2 weeks and maybe work my way up to a month.
I'm too exhausted to catch up, sorry if I missed a bunch! Hudson is walking almost all the time now. He never crawls unless he falls and is too tired to try walking again. It's so funny because he walks like a little old man, really slow, kinda jerky, and little baby steps. If he had a metal walker with tennis balls on the bottom, he could pass for an 80 year old baby! haha
Oh I totally forgot about the bambino land ones! I really liked the one's Tera has. I need to add that to my Amazon wish list
Hi Kelli, I've been wondering where you've been hiding! That cooking class sounds like fun! I always think it would be such a good idea to make meals and freeze them but I never seem to actually do it! I had to lol at the vision I had of H walking like a little old man! Too cute! And WTG Hudson!
Yay! WTG Hudson! I love when babies are just starting to walk. They all seem to have their own method. Kelli, you need to post a video!
I might look into that cookbook and freezing some stuff too. I always feel like we have nothing to eat around here.
Oh, and I totally second getting the Bambino Land blankets. Sooooo nice and soft. I've bought them for gifts for a few people and I'm always recommending them. I still want to get Chloe a dream blanket, but by the time I get around to it she'll probably be starting grade school.
I too get annoyed if other people tell Chloe 'no'. If it's my MIL it's okay. Most of the time. She has really firm rules for her daycare kids (like don't touch the t.v., don't bang on the sliding door, and don't bounce on the couch). We don't have those rules at home, so Chloe doesn't always get it. I actually think about that quite a bit...how when I was helping at the daycare we got the kids to follow some really strict rules even at less than one year old. How the heck did I do that? I'm certainly not having success with Chloe! Anyways....yeah....it bugs me when other people discipline Chloe. Especially strangers!!!
Jen, if you find a way to deal with Owen throwing food on the floor let me know! In AZ we have tile in the kitchen and a dog to clean up the mess. In CA our dining room is carpeted. We've already got a pumpkin stain I just can't get out and it bugs me soooo much. I feel like for most of dinner I'm yelling at Chloe to knock it off with the food throwing. I'm getting to the point where I don't give her food on the tray unless it's super easy to clean up. I want her to learn to eat by herself, but not at the expense of the flooring! Let me know if you figure anything out! Or is it just something they have to outgrow?
So, we're back in AZ now. I was up with Chloe again this morning. I need a moment to rant here.......
John hasn't seen his kid in two weeks. Could he not just maybe get his lazy butt out of bed and entertain her for a bit and maybe feed her so I could sleep???
He tried to sleep and hold her in bed at the same time. Lol. Umm...you can guess how that went.
I finally just got up and then after I got up, got us both in sweatshirts and started getting toys out/our day ready he got up and said he thought we were trying to keep her in bed longer in the morning and that's why he didn't get up. ???? Yes, I'd like if she slept in a bit more, but there is no way to put Chloe back to sleep if she doesn't want to.
Oh, and once again the house is surface clean only. Most of the laundry was still going when we got home yesterday too and he had just mowed the yard that morning. That means he really did nothing at all around here until 12 hours before we were coming home.
Oooooooooooh, I am sooooo annoyed today!!!!
Luckily we have a b-day party later today and we are going to MIL's tomorrow to help clear out some of her toys (which means Chloe is going to get some hand-me-downs!) and pick up our Gymboree order (I ship to MIL's house now, since she's home all day and I freak out about people stealing our packages). That should put me in a better mood.
I completely ditto getting Bambinoland instead of A&A. We have 4 A&A and I really like them, but I LOVE our 2 Bambinoland. I've thought about getting a Dreamblanket though...if only Bambinoland made them.
I love the idea of pre-making food and freezing it...but I totally don't have the space in my freezer. Maybe someday if we invest in a seperate freezer.
Halloway has tantrums, and they're awful. They're getting more pathetic now, because I just flat out ignore her and walk away from her, and that seems to lessen the fuel to the fire. She'll scream more initially, but once she sees Mommy in another room playing with her toys or something, she'd rather play too.
And we've got the food throwing going on. Well, we did. It's not 100% cured, but she doesn't do it too often. But we had to get pretty strict about it. And that's more just that we're out a lot, and I don't want her throwing food like a brat when we're in public, ha ha. So we've taught her that if she doesn't want something to either give it to us, or just leave it on her tray. The first time she throws food (and it's not an accident, because she'll throw stuff that gets stuck on her hand on accident) then I just take the tray off and she's done. Period. I know it sounds terrible, but after about a week of that, she got the idea.
Tera - do you think when John doesn't see Chloe for awhile a part of him "forgets" that he needs to help? I always notice that Jaime is a million times less helpful after he's been away for a week or two, just because he's spent that time not having to care for her, that it doesn't immediately click when he gets back that she's just as much his responsibility as mine. Typically after a day or two we get back into the swing of how things need to work though.
We are having a problem with Ava throwing food on the floor. At MIL's house its okay because its tile but here its carpet. We've got food stains that I need to work on. We keep a big blanket under Ava's high chair but that doesn't catch everything...
we have the food throwing going on here too. At home we have hardwood and a dog but I always feel aweful when we are out to eat and there is like a whole meal on the floor! I am always down there trying to clean it up before we leave and Dusty gives me a hard time about it because he says i look like a crazy person trying to clean under the restaurant table
We've got food throwing going on as well. When it happens at a restaurant, if I don't feel like cleaning it up, we just leave an extra large tip.
Kilah- I didn't think I would have room in my freezer either, but a lot of it is in ziplock bags and doesn't take up too much room. I don't have an extra freezer and what space I do have is full of breastmilk! I was surprised how well it all fit.
The twins are pretty happy today. I am doing a run through of the giant cupcake and jumbo cupcakes for their b-day party. Everything I read said the giant cupcake takes practice, so that's what I'm doing! They can't wait!
I'm actually pretty excited about planning my meals out and cooking them. I can't wait to use up what we've got and get my own menu planned. The nice thing about the cookbook is they have several different rotations and plan out your shopping list for you. It really makes it pretty easy. I'm probably not going to follow a rotation though and just pick the ones I like since I'm so picky. Or maybe I will try to broaden my horizons and try some different things. Maybe.
OHH I have wanted to do one of those Giant Cupcake cakes but I can't even make a regular cake! When's the party Kelli? I can't wait to see pictures!
Whats everyone up to today?
We've been cleaning for next week. My little brother and his girlfriend get here a week from Monday! I'm so excited but Meredith is sleeping in our office.... which is also where I do my etsy shop... so its going to be a real nightmare to get it organized, but at least I have a good reason!
We've got a busy week planned. 2 doctors appointments this week. Tomorrow is a recheck for Ava's ear infection then on Friday the ENT doctor. Getting the house cleaned, planning Ava's 2 parties and getting all of my etsy work done. I also want to hang out with my 2 friends that are due any day and give them some of Ava's old things.
OH and I THINK we are on our last can of formula. I have 1 more can thats not opened yet but I'm hoping to return it to Costco if we can finish out this other can. Ava's been drinking a lot less formula than even just a few weeks ago so I think we can go another week without opening another can
Kelli - that's good to know about the freezer space. What kind of recipes does the cookbook have?
Brittany - that's so exciting about your brother and his gf coming in a week! And you have a busy week coming up.
We have a pretty busy week this week too. Tomorrow H has a playdate, Tuesday is swim lessons and playdate, Wednesday is research study for H, going to the Wonderlab, and I have a MW appt. Then Thursday is swim lessons again. :eek: So busy! Plus my mom officially moved out of Jack's house this weekend, so tonight is his first time even going back to it with it being empty - hopefully that goes well. Jaime is going over with him because he doesn't know how well he'll deal with it. I totally have sympathy for him, but then this other part of me wants to tell him to just get over it. I know it doesn't work like that, but it's still frustrating. I'm not good at lamenting over (romantic) relationships. I was never good comfort for my friends. Agh, oh well.
I really want some potato skin potato chips....and I have such a headache...I think it's preggo related though. Maybe a real symptom, ha ha.
Oh, and last night Halloway's godbrother (is that such a term? It's her godparents son) had a fever induced seizure and had to spend all night in the hospital. All because of strep! Poor kid.
Sounds like you guys are both busy! A busy week here, too. G has a pulmonologist appt tomorrow in the city to get cleared for surgery Fri. I've got parent/teacher conf. on Tues, so that means a long day, and then we go back to the city on Thurs, stay the night and surgery in the morning. I'm trying not to think about it though. I'm not dreading the surgery so much as telling Garrett about it. He is going to freak out. And it's going to break my heart.
So my cupcakes baked fine, and the frosting Ann-Marie posted was awesome!! Kind of tasted like buttercream frosting with a bit of cool whip, but better. I didn't like how the finished product looked. I'm too much of a perfectionist. I don't know what I'm going to do about that. I may have my mom do it. She is more of a perfectionist and has more experience than I do. And i don't know what I want to do to make it look like it has a liner. Hmmm...
So the boys are watching the Movers' Concert and Hudson is copying Garrett's dance moves! I didn't know he danced! Haha
Kilah- the recipes seem pretty varied to me, one of the rotations is even gluten free. It has regular stuff like macaroni, spaghetti, hamburgers, meatloaf and the like. But also has some mexican dishes, chinese, pizza, some recipes use fish and turkey. It has quite the variety of meats- beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish and some meatless dishes as well. To give you an idea, here is the list of recipes for one of the 2 week cycles. Meatball Sub Casserole, Easy Spaghetti Sauce, Orecchiette with Tuna, Sweet Mustard Grilled Pork, Milanesa, Chicken Naranja, Chicken Dijon, Barbecued Chicken for Buns, Chicken Italiano, Tilapia Filets, Mini Cheese Loaves, Gnocchi with Turkey Ragu, Poppy Seed Chicken, Craig and Debbie's Easy Fixin's.
Must be something in the air. We have a lot going on this week as well. The highlight(?) being my trip to the ob to talk about why I still don't have a period. I'm interested to see what he will have to say. He's real big on watch and see so I may get a perscription for that.
Kilah, Belle had a fever induced seizure when she was about 18 months old and it was the scariest thing ever. Luckily (?) my friends little boy had one a few weeks before so I knew what was going on. She was obviously completely fine, but in the moment it is so scary. And I feel your pain for pregnancy related headaches, I had them terribly with MA. I never found anything that really helped, but I hope you can find some relief. Also, we have the same rule about throwing food. If you throw food you are done eating period. It didn't take MA long to get the hint either.
Kelli, I can't wait to try the eating and freezing thing. My only hold up with it was the space, but I can totally cram tons of plastic bags in the freezer. What a neat class to take.
Brittany, that is such awesome news about the formula. I'm sure you can find something cute to buy Ava instead of formula. And I said it on FB, but also wanted to say here, Thank you so much for the headbands!!! They are really cute and very well made. Belle put them through several stress tests before I caught her. Unfortunately it makes me want to do some cute bows now, hmmmm?
Kelly, I totally clean under the table at restaurants. Not just from MA, but Belle as well. I sware the food just falls through her because I never see her drop it, but there is always a mess under her chair.
Yeah for fun busy weeks for everyone!
LOL I'm glad you like the headbands! I am so glad they are sturdy enough for kids to yank on. Ava's put her's through so many stretch tests but thankfully we've never had one break Let us know how your OB appointment goes! I still need to make an OB appointment about my missing period.
Also, there is a website www.once-a-monthcooking.com. They have their menus on there to print off, so you could look at them. Also, there is a free one week cycle so you could check out the shopping list and everything. I was just getting ready to make my menu from the stuff I made yesterday.
That cooking class sounds really cool. I need to look at those recipes!
We're not so much busy this week but the next two weeks are crazy, Gavin's doctor's appointment, pictures, Gavin's make up party, another birthday dinner with Tom's grandparents, and my SIL's wedding shower. I like having stuff to do like that though.
I have a massive headache today too.
I feel pretty good today but Tom is still kind of sick and had to come home from work.
Yay for your brother coming to visit Brittany!
Gavin doesn't throw fits but he does purposely drop food on the floor. I guess I haven't really tried anything to stop him yet lol.
I also haven't really heard other people tell him no, though I'm sure my mom and MIL do when they're watching him, which I would expect them to do. But he has everyone wrapped around his finger haha.
Yay for Hudson walking! That sounds so cute/funny the way you described it.
Hope I didn't miss anyone
Brittany that is so exciting to have your brother and his gf coming ot visit!! I am super excited now that I saw what my prize is on FB! I am going to be stalking the mailman this week!! lol
That must have been so scary for your friend Kilah. And I had headaches with Lincoln and Calista and never found anything that really helped:(
Kelli, I am going to have to check out that website!
We have a busy week here too! I have a whole wack of phone calls to make tomorrow, tuesday we are finishing the kitchen flooring, Wednesday is Calista's birthday and I want to take the kids to an indoor playplace in the city plus I have a staff meeting. Thursday is Lincoln's surgery, Friday is Calista's 1 year check up and needles. Saturday is Calista's party and Sunday I work. Somewhere in there I need to go to the states to hobby lobby to pick up some last minute party stuff and cake stuff and make a cake and decide on food for the party! Argh!
Kelly - hopefully Garrett surprises you and isn't too freaked out by the surgery. I'm sure it will all go well, but it's hard not to worry about your babies. And those recipes sound pretty good. I might have to try this out.
Lindsay - yeah, fever seizures would freak me out, because it's my baby, but I have two cousins who have had them and I've been around for them, so if God forbid I ever have to be in that situation, at least I'll be semi-prepared. I just hope H is like her momma and doesn't do fevers. I've had one in my entire life - that was in May with mastitis, ha ha. And maybe the period is just MIA from your hormones still from BFing. Didn't you say you were still producing milk? Maybe you're just not going to get AF until your boobs get the message. Wouldn't be such a bad thing if you didn't want another babe. I woudln't mind never seeing AF again, ha ha.
Brittany - that would be great to have to buy no more formula!
Kelli - yeah, we pick up at restaraunts too, ha ha. Jaime is actually worse about it than me. Yay for Calista's birthday this Wednesday! So exciting! Not so much fun for Linc's surgery and Calista's needles though.
Well, after two Tylenol and a can of Dr. Pepper the headache finally went away. I got headaches with H too, but I typically just slept them off...not gonna happen this time around. Oh, well.
I'm so exhausted. It's only 9pm, but I'm probably going to go to bed in the very near future. I'm so lame.
I hope you get some answers at the doctor Lindsay.
Glad your headache went away Kilah. And it's not lame at all to go to bed at 9. You're pregnant and taking care of an 11 month old. You have a right to be freaking exhausted! I went to bed at 8:30 last night and will be going to bed before 10 tonight.
I want to go to bed before 10.
Good morning ladies!
So Halloway slept until 715 this morning! I feel like a new woman. Although I did wake at 545, as she's been waking at 530 for the past 2.5 weeks. Went back to sleep, woke at 645, had to pee, and finally started imagining terrible things so went to check on her at 715 and then she woke up, ha ha. :rolleyes: Oh well.
So, Jack said he thinks he found my swimsuit I've been desperately missing since the middle of last summer. I left me and H's swimsuits at his/Mom's house last summer in the guest bedroom since we were over swimming a lot. Well, I go to pick them up so I can wash and pack them for Aruba in August, and only H's was there. It was so bizarre and my mom seriously made me think I was crazy and I'd never left mine there. Well, he just found it mysteriously stashed behind a bookcase...:angry1:. Anytime in my life that I've had clothes that I super love or look awesome on me, they've "mysteriously" gone missing...
And our playdate for today got cancelled. But my step-sister is in town for her spring break right now, so I'll probably go hang out with her and Jack for a while today.
Also, totally off topic, but how do you guys feel about other people telling your children "no" or whatnot?
I haven't read past this, but I wanted to make sure I didn't forget to comment. What I normally do in those situations (where I think it's okay, but someone else tells them "no"), I usually just say, "Oh, that's okay, I don't mind if he does xyz. As long as he's not hurting himself (or an object), I'm okay with it." If it's another mom that corrects one of the kids (it's only been Carson so far), it's usually because he's doing something to the other kid that the mom doesn't like, and I'm okay with that. I'll usually step in and talk to him about how the other kid doesn't like it when he does xyz to him. It's more out of respect for the other mom than anything. Some kids don't like to be touched, and Carson is a very touchy feely guy.
Kilah, I can't believe your mom would do that! That is just bizarre... Glad your headache went away and Halloway slept so well!
That cooking class sounds way awesome! I'm going to have to look at the cookbook when I have a little more time. I LOVE watching a baby first start walking. I remember Carson walking like Frankenstein's Monster
So glad you're feeling better Whitney! And I think it's totally normal for kids to sleep a lot when/after they're sick. Carson slept a TON when he was sick a couple of weeks ago.
All this headband talk makes me want a little girl
Sally, your hair and makeup look so pretty!
I'm sure I'm forgetting someone, so I'm sorry!!
Jackson has just started letting go of things and walking a few steps. It's so darn cute! He was walking sideways like he was cruising along the furniture LOL! He walked from one toy to another yesterday, and I was so proud! I'm hoping that he'll be walking full time here pretty soon. I'm so over this carrying him everywhere thing! A friend of mine once said that she just wants to get to the point where all of her kids are walking, and I can't help but feel the same way.
I have lots of cleaning to do this week. Jackson's party is Saturday. I can't wait!
That's so crazy about your mom and the swimsuit Kilah. I think my mom did that to me once too, but I can't prove it. Glad H slept good for you last night.
Yay Jackson!! Gavin's been acting like he's going to take independent steps for weeks now but he hasn't got the courage yet.
I don't have to work til later today, which is nice. I REALLY need to go to the grocery store but I really don't want to. I don't think it's going to happen today.
Yay for Jackson starting to take some steps on his own! That's so awesome. You could have a kid like mine who CAN walk just fine on her own, but won't. She'll only walk if she can hold one of my hands, and she'll FREAK if you try to make her hold both, ha ha. But her favorite thing to do is told walk around with Jaime and I, holding each of our hands and being in the middle. Wouldn't be so bad, but she's so darn short! But it does make it nice while in stores, because she can't run away, ha ha.
Well, I think Miss H and I are going to go over to Jack's and help him clean and sort out all the crap my mom left. Basically, if she didn't want it anymore, she left all her $hit there. Not so cool. Oh, well. At least I can help him out with it and it's not too big of an issue.
Does anyone have chucks for their babies? I'm just wondering what the sizing is like. Under kids they have a category that's 1-3.5 years and under that are the sizes 2-8. I'm assuming those are the sizes that I'm used to with baby shoes but I don't want to get the wrong size and I don't know if they run big or small?
Jen has some for Owen. I want to get a pair of chucks and vans for Ava. I know Vans run big but I don't know about chucks.
I've noticed that the ones that they sell at Target last Carson for a long time. He has a pair of 8's right now, but he's measuring a 9 and they still fit him. His 5's that he had last winter also lasted him a long time too.
Kilah, have you tried giving her a long wooden spoon to hold while she's walking? Sometimes, you can trick them into thinking they're holding on to something by doing that
Ok that sounds good. I ordered him a 4 so hopefully they will fit for a good bit. They have the CUTEST converse boots that I want so so bad but who knows what size he'll be next winter?! And they're on sale!!
I was thinking of getting him vans too but I'm not sure if he needs 2 $30 pairs of shoes at the same time. But I'm thinking yes.
Gavin is still vomiting (just at night?). I called the pedi and they wanted to see him. She said his throat was really red and irritated and they did a strep culture. It was negative (thankfully, really don't want him on antibiotics right now). I guess he has two viruses at the same time The throat thing might be exacerbating the vomiting. I had a sore throat last week (it's still kind of irritated) so I guess he got that from me too. I feel SO BAD.
Poor Gavin Little guy can't catch a break, can he? I hope he gets to feeling better really soon. It's just not fair.