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My monkey has decided the only place she's happy today is either sitting on my lap or standing on the countertop. I'm about to let her just monkey around on the counter because she is squishing me

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I let mine sit on the toilet watching Elmo on my old phone for 15 minutes this morning. He was so happy as long as I let him flush occasionally.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Wendy, don't Laurene catch you saying that stuff about being old!

ahhhheeeemmmmm............BUSTED!!!!! OK, I know you all think I"m an old fart but seriously, it isn't all that bad. I too seriously never would have thought I'd have 2 more at age 37 & 39 but hey....you do what you gotta do.

And good morning ladies. Trying to catch up on stuff before the day gets into full gear. Looks like it will be another nice day in the PNW. Hopefully I can take the kiddos to the park.....

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Free to good home, 2 rotten children. The ears are there but don't work. They make horrid squealing noises if they are awake. They have no training and no manners so you'll need to work on that which is hard because of their broken ears. One is potty trained but just pooped on my bathroom floor because of a distraction. The other can out crap a man and is not at all potty trained. If you leave anything laying out that can be ruined consider it ruined before you even turn your back. If you have any pesky decorations sitting out they'll take care of getting rid of them for you. Always check your trash can before you take out the trash as that's probably where they put your cell phone in order to keep it safe for you

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^^LMAO

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I've already go one of those, two rotten dogs, and 2 rotten cats. Thanks but no thanks.

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Sounds like you're having a fun day. Lol

I put Aiden in the tub with bath crayons and let him have at it for 45 minutes. Most relaxing 45 minutes I've had in days just sitting on the bathroom floor. Blum 3

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Sounds like you're having a fun day. Lol

I put Aiden in the tub with bath crayons and let him have at it for 45 minutes. Most relaxing 45 minutes I've had in days just sitting on the bathroom floor. Blum 3

Every time mine go in the tub I end up needing to scrub down the entire bathroom and dry out the carpet in the hallway

I just got them both down for a nap. Oh, blessed nap time, how I've missed thee!!!! I am sooooo sooooo sooooo grateful they take naps at the same time!!!!

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

I've already go one of those, two rotten dogs, and 2 rotten cats. Thanks but no thanks.

I'd say your primed and ready for em then!

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I'm dreading the day when Aiden can get out of the tub himself. For now he's stuck because he always slips as soon as he gets one leg over. Lol

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I just want 1 day off, just 1!!! I keep getting so close to calling a sitter just to take them there 1 day a week or every other week for 6 hours or so just so I can get something done around here but in the end I think about stupid reasons why I don't want someone else watching them that much.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I'm dreading the day when Aiden can get out of the tub himself. For now he's stuck because he always slips as soon as he gets one leg over. Lol

mine don't get out of the tub, that's just their splash range!

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For now he's stuck because he always slips as soon as he gets one leg over. Lol

be grateful for small blessings Smile

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I'm online shopping for wall sconces today. This sucks, it's like the curtains, I just can't find what I'm looking for in a price range DH can handle!

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Good luck with that!

I close the door when DS bathes. Blum 3

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....aaaaaand just as I say I can't find anything (I swear I've been through 5 websites and a billion pages already) I find something but the price is still too high. I have a wall in my living room that has a random wire coming out of a hole in the wall. DH tested it and it's hot so I told him to leave the hole open and the wire hot and I'd get a wall sconce for that wall. Little did I know the kind of journey I'd be embarking on.

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Interesting ordeal! lol.

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Simon is so klutzy in the bath! I need to get some sort of mat so that when he stands its not so slippery. Anyone have any suggestions?

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We're not allowed to put mats or anything in the tubs here, so I'm no help. (Yes, how dumb is that! It's written on our lease! lol)

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Jackie doesnt he just slide around in there then? Our tub is soooo slippery!!!! He's so stressful giving him a bath once he decides to stand because I have to be waiting to catch him!

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He falls sometimes, but not often anymore. He learned to not try to get across the tub longways too fast. lol. Poor kid got a lot of bumps. He will crawl in the tub at times too. Only time he'll crawl.

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We have a mat from walmart and it like suction cups to the bottom of the tub. it's made out of like a foamy material. It is great. Really sometimes I do not even re stick it to the tub, I always rinse under it.. and it will float a little bit but it is large enough so it is still very useful. Jackie, could you use that? .. that is really weird that they wont let you have one!

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I've stopped questioning base housing decisions a long time ago. Last base we could do tub mats, but not child safety locks on cabinets. This house we can't do tub mats, but can screw child safety locks into the cabinets.

I'm watching Boy Meets World on MTV. What the heck has happened to MTV?! lol. I love BMW, but didn't expect to find it on this station!

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Mona if your tub has any sort of non slip coating on the bottom those suction cup mats won't work. We have an old school mint green 1970's tub right now with no non slip coating and it's a dream because I could actually buy one of those mats for it but on our tub at the other house it wouldn't work but the non slip coating did nothing but hold conditioner in it thus making it more slippery. The further forward we go the stupider we seem to get Smile

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I've stopped questioning base housing decisions a long time ago. Last base we could do tub mats, but not child safety locks on cabinets. This house we can't do tub mats, but can screw child safety locks into the cabinets.

I'm watching Boy Meets World on MTV. What the heck has happened to MTV?! lol. I love BMW, but didn't expect to find it on this station!

We have that channel blocked, I haven't seen it in years. I do love Boy Meets World though!

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I dont think our tub has a nonstick coating, considering it's like an ice rink!! LMAO!!! I'll have to get some sort of mat I guess, I just dont want one that wil ruin the bottom of the tub but also dont want to have to take one out all the time. I'd love to just leave it in.

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You blocked trash?!?! How dare you!!! Lol

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I'm glad we don't have to deal with tubs. Sounds like a pain.

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Anyone want to edit my fellowship proposal?

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I dont think our tub has a nonstick coating, considering it's like an ice rink!! LMAO!!! I'll have to get some sort of mat I guess, I just dont want one that wil ruin the bottom of the tub but also dont want to have to take one out all the time. I'd love to just leave it in.

Those mats from walmart are nice. I just take it up and spray it down once in a while and soak it when I clean my tub which isn't as often as I should. It doesn't get gross and doesn't do anything to the tub. I have THIS one, it's plain jane and works great.

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You blocked trash?!?! How dare you!!! Lol

I have a 13 year old daughter Blum 3

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Anyone want to edit my fellowship proposal?

sure....pretty sure you don't want me to but hey, if it gets me out of doing the housework I can't keep avoiding I'm in!

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How shall I send it to you?

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Wendy, don't Laurene catch you saying that stuff about being old. I remember being quite surprised that I wasn't an "older" mom with Teagan. I was happy to find that most of you ladies are at least close to my age. I'll be about 32 by the time next baby comes and that will be our last. Just try to keep in mind how much harder it often is to have kids much younger than we are. That's why its becoming much more common for people to have kids in their 30s. I hope your friend's baby stays put for a few more weeks!

OMG, Teagan is driving me batty this morning. She really needs to learn to talk. All this "Uh Uh Uh Peeeez (please)" is really annoying. I have no idea what she wants but she gets mad when she doesn't get it. She was BEGGING me for another multi-vitamin. They're like her crack cocaine. Try explaining to a 1.5 year old that overdosing on vitamins is a bad idea. I gave her a spoon covered in honey instead. Mother of the year, right here!

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ahhhheeeemmmmm............BUSTED!!!!! OK, I know you all think I"m an old fart but seriously, it isn't all that bad. I too seriously never would have thought I'd have 2 more at age 37 & 39 but hey....you do what you gotta do.

And good morning ladies. Trying to catch up on stuff before the day gets into full gear. Looks like it will be another nice day in the PNW. Hopefully I can take the kiddos to the park.....

No I would feel old, not that I would be, by then my two closest friends might be ready to have some kids as well, but that will mean ironing. Blergh

The big boss is coming today so I guess I should find some big boss worthy clothes

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Wendy - saw this from KellyMom! https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/general-breastfeeding-information/breastfeeding-rates-australia

Wow!

I want my own private island that I can run away to with my kids and just get away from everyone and every thing. I feel so tired and achy. I feel like I'm neglecting my daughter because I can't pick her up at all. I can't help her in and out of her chair for meals, I can't get her out of the Pack and Play when she wakes up or put her down for naps and bedtime, all the things that were pretty exclusively me. I get irritated with DH for getting irritated with her for whatever reason. She's a happy baby and just wants attention and I feel like she constantly gets griped at for getting into stuff, messing with stuff she knows she shouldn't etc.

I think the baby blues are starting to roll in, I'm still feeling super yucky from the surgery all through my midsection and including my back. I also have this dull headache that I can't get rid of, and think it may be from the pain meds. . . ugh. I need to stop complaining! It's just that I can't do it IRL, so ya'll are the ones who get to hear it all. . . sorry.

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Urgh heartburn was one of the worst things when I was pregnant, sorry it flares up every now and again for you still.

You must be up early today

i was up early for work. boo! 7am

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Aiden loves ketchup. I try to get him to eat as much as possible without it, but if all else fails it'll usually work. Except for last night. Lol

I'm getting frustrated b/c he keeps getting these on and off fevers. He'll be good for 12-24 hours and then the fever comes back. Beee

does he have an ear infection? Lucas had a fever on and off for several days and he had one

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Now she's rolling on the kitchen floor with a diaper saying "dis! dis! dis!". Any idea what that means?

for awhile "dis" was Lucas' favourite word. I couldn't figure out what it was either. i thought maybe "yes" at one point...

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I just want 1 day off, just 1!!! I keep getting so close to calling a sitter just to take them there 1 day a week or every other week for 6 hours or so just so I can get something done around here but in the end I think about stupid reasons why I don't want someone else watching them that much.

I hate asking people to babysit!!! we have left Lucas maybe 5 times with someone since he was born. I am going to ask my cousins this weekend because they are dying to watch him, but i will probably still be nervous even though i know he is in good hands. I just hate asking people to do things for me.

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Wow!

I want my own private island that I can run away to with my kids and just get away from everyone and every thing. I feel so tired and achy. I feel like I'm neglecting my daughter because I can't pick her up at all. I can't help her in and out of her chair for meals, I can't get her out of the Pack and Play when she wakes up or put her down for naps and bedtime, all the things that were pretty exclusively me. I get irritated with DH for getting irritated with her for whatever reason. She's a happy baby and just wants attention and I feel like she constantly gets griped at for getting into stuff, messing with stuff she knows she shouldn't etc.

I think the baby blues are starting to roll in, I'm still feeling super yucky from the surgery all through my midsection and including my back. I also have this dull headache that I can't get rid of, and think it may be from the pain meds. . . ugh. I need to stop complaining! It's just that I can't do it IRL, so ya'll are the ones who get to hear it all. . . sorry.

my DH is the same with Lucas sometimes. i don't think men get it. you arn't complaining! if it makes you feel better, let it out! bbs are no fun and we are here to support you if you need it

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btw, love the new pic Anna;)

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Wendy - saw this from KellyMom! https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/general-breastfeeding-information/breastfeeding-rates-australia

That's pretty shocking but I don't think the US is much different.

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Wow!

I want my own private island that I can run away to with my kids and just get away from everyone and every thing. I feel so tired and achy. I feel like I'm neglecting my daughter because I can't pick her up at all. I can't help her in and out of her chair for meals, I can't get her out of the Pack and Play when she wakes up or put her down for naps and bedtime, all the things that were pretty exclusively me. I get irritated with DH for getting irritated with her for whatever reason. She's a happy baby and just wants attention and I feel like she constantly gets griped at for getting into stuff, messing with stuff she knows she shouldn't etc.

I think the baby blues are starting to roll in, I'm still feeling super yucky from the surgery all through my midsection and including my back. I also have this dull headache that I can't get rid of, and think it may be from the pain meds. . . ugh. I need to stop complaining! It's just that I can't do it IRL, so ya'll are the ones who get to hear it all. . . sorry.

:bigarmhug:

Can you talk to your DH about the way you're feeling? While we're a good source to vent to, I think you do need someone IRL to support you. As for how he's treating Lyla, I totally get it. My DH gripes at Teagan for so much more than I do. Its not like I'm letting her get away with murder but I don't see a problem with her chucking her baby dolls around or pulling her clothes out of the drawers. I think its important to maintain some sort of normalcy for Lyla while introducing her to her new role as big sis.

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Gripe away Anna! It's not easy recovering from a c/s. I can't imagine doing that with having a toddler. :grouphug: I do agree with Erin about seeing if you can talk to a professional. Several ladies on here saw people and a couple took meds if you remember. It's okay. All the hormones are changing big time and add in the rest of life and it can definitely be overwhelming.

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I talked to a counsellor AND took meds for PPD with Simon. I was on meds until he was about 1. I dont regret it at all. I remember how crazy I was feeling for awhile (about his eating of all things!! LOL!!). If you start to really get worried please see someone. Had I known earlier the difference meds would make I would have jumped on them waaaay earlier. That is not to say they are for everyone and I'm sure some people can do fine without and just maybe counselling.

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I do talk to DH, but he just wants me to focus on the present and future. He doesn't want to talk about the birth and c/s because we can't do anything to change it, so he just wants to put it behind us. I think that I'm just now beginning to process it though and in order to put it behind me, I need to talk it to death first.

I answered DH's cell the other day when FIL called. He asked me if we were planning the next one yet. :roll: You cannot ask me mere days after a traumatic birth that ended in a c/s if I'm planning another one! In the midst of all the pain, soreness and emotions that come with this there is no room for even the consideration of a repeat experience.

I think in time I'll deal with it all, but I imagine I will always have some bitterness about the whole thing.

In other news: I washed all my breast pads today and they are still not dry, so when I got out of the shower I had to cut a panty liner in half to use as breast pads. Southern ingenuity, folks. AND since Lyla is now climbing out of the P n P with no issues at all, DH built a rail for the bed and we are back to the toddler bed again. Tonight is night one, and so far so good.

My mom is, most likely, leaving this weekend. She feels a strong pull to go home as though dad will be waiting for her.

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Hey Anna, the greatest thing about kids is their resiliency! While it's not optimal that DH isn't as good with Lyla as you are (trust me I understand, I've been running interference between my DH and DS for weeks now!), you'll be back to 100% soonish and she'll be just fine. After my c/s with DS it got to the point that my super patient DH just couldn't stand hearing another thing about it. He's the same as your DH, "well, there's nothing that we can do now so why can't you just get over it". He told me once that he felt bad too because there's wasn't anything that he could do to help me not end up getting the c/s, he felt like he failed me and moving past it was how he was dealing with it. He did everything he could to make sure I was well cared for while DS was a newborn, went above and beyond, he told me he felt it was the least he could do Sad Keep in mind that DH went through it all with you and he's going to process it much much differently than you. It can't possibly be easy on them at all to see us go through such a tough fight and in the end be gutted, both literally and figuratively. I can't imagine seeing DH go through something like that, I'd be a wreck!!! Anyway, keep venting to us. I do think talking to people IRL would really help as well.

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I'm becoming more and more convinced that I herniated a disc. My lower back is killing me and I'm occasionally feeling pain in the front of my thighs. This had better go away, pronto!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Wendy - saw this from KellyMom! https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/general-breastfeeding-information/breastfeeding-rates-australia

Wow, Ronin is a special 9%. I know just after he was born I was sent a survey regarding baby feeding, so I know there is something more recent somewhere as well. I don't think the figures would have changed too much though. One thing is from what people seem to say on here is breastfeeding is prmoted more at birth here and there are lots of places that list themselves as breastfeeding friendly.

Big hugs Anna. Can you see your ob about if he can refer you to someone to talk to, maybe even somone who has experience in understanding dealing with less than ideal birth experiences. I fiund the people I got lumped with were of the 'you had a healthy baby' camp and wish someone with experience could have assited me.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

I'm becoming more and more convinced that I herniated a disc. My lower back is killing me and I'm occasionally feeling pain in the front of my thighs. This had better go away, pronto!

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I really hope you didn't!

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

I'm becoming more and more convinced that I herniated a disc. My lower back is killing me and I'm occasionally feeling pain in the front of my thighs. This had better go away, pronto!

I hope you don't have a herniated disk! Sounds painful!

Chiropractors are awesome, just sayin'! Wink

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I hope you don't have a herniated disk! Sounds painful!

Chiropractors are awesome, just sayin'! Wink

Any chiropractor worth his stuff won't touch a patient with a herniated disc. Unless that chiropractor is actually a physical therapist.

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Any chiropractor worth his stuff won't touch a patient with a herniated disc. Unless that chiropractor is actually a physical therapist.

chiropractic doesn't do sh!t for a herniated disc. before we realized mine was actually herniated the chiropractic made it worse. in all fairness there's no way he could've known either that my disc was herniated because I was pg and hadn't gotten an MRI at that point. the thing that made all the difference in the world and what finally got me off the couch and on my way to recovery was complete and utter rest of my back. no lifting, no picking anything up, watching how I moved, moving slowly and just resting my back completely!

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Yeah, we went through all of this when DH herniated a disc about 3 years ago. His was/is BAD. The general treatment is to just leave it the hell alone, get lots of rest, and if it doesn't get better after about a month you go in for an MRI to make sure its actually a ruptured disc. Then a physical therapist will start working with you to strengthen the muscles in your back to lessen the back pain. DH went to several orthopedic surgeons and they all said the same thing, do not go to a chiropractor for physical manipulation of the spine. They can cause irreparable nerve damage. Everyone in DH's family was driving us insane with their chiropractor recommendations. Telling them that back specialists highly recommend steering clear of them wasn't enough to shut them up. They kept insisting that he at least try it and implied that he was being an "uppity scientist" for not giving "natural" medicine a try. :rolleyes:

Christa, I can't believe that your chiropractor didn't suspect a herniated disc. From the symptoms you described, I knew that's what it was.

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