Ronin does that when he wants to delay sleeping, he cries wee wee over and over.
So we have a total solar eclipse today and it's over cast so can't see much. I am sure I will see the fdarkness for the 20 secs we get it.
I guess I won't be going to work either, Ronin has just thrown up.
OH no Leigh!!
((hugs)) Wendy. Hope it's a quick bug he has.
I got a surprise baby shower from a few moms I've gotten to know here! Would have been more, but lots of sick kiddos right now apparently. I really enjoyed myself and Aiden loved being able to play with others as always.
Bad night last night, 3 wake ups. The first hubby bought him in to me, the second he coughed and threw up a little, but it was just water by the looks of it, then the third time was another coughing fit.
I think he may have a bit of mucous on his chest because thats what the vomit looks like, when a kid is all chesty, but he doesn't look or sound sick.
I got to see the eclipse, we headed to the beach but when i got to the end of the street I saw we had a perfect view so we stopped there. It rained just before then as totality came, the clouds cleared and we got to see the whole thing, even Ronin got to look while it was safe because he hated the eclipse glasses.
How neat Wendy!!!
So this afternoon since getting home I've washed all the dishes, cleaned the counters, wiped down all of the fridge shelves, and dusted. When Aiden got up from his nap we went to the commissary. Should vacuum, but eh. I'll just make DH do it in the morning since he was the one who should have done the dishes.
I hate night weeks. I'm glad DH got a flight out of the way tonight (he should be on the ground and debriefing currently) since he *really* needs to finish these up, but ugh makes for long days for me. I'm sooooo bored. Got Aiden watching Wall E. He took a good long nap today, so I know trying to make him go to bed right now would be futile.
my kid went to bed without a fight tonight. I like those kind of nights
I'm hoping mine will just pass out to Wall E.
I'm ready to put my head through a wall today. I got jack sh*t done all day because one of them was always up and whining. There was a split second where I thought I had them both asleep but the Kole woke up and fussed and whined for the entire 2 hours that Lyla was asleep. It was a bad day and I wasn't a very good mom today. I guess I'll try again tomorrow.
I also think that AF is trying to show up. I've been expecting her since Kole turned 6 months because that's when she returned after Lyla. I had some blood on the TP earlier but nothing since. It was so strange that I even POAS just to make sure nothing insane had occurred. It hasn't. But yet, it was still sad to see a BFN there. I guess just due to my history and hatred of the dreaded BFN. Though when I was TTC Lyla I felt like I had become somewhat immune to them. It's also weird to have EWCM and not be TTC. Anyway, I'm sure AF is around the corner.
Ugh, I should really be reading to my daughter instead of letting her run circles around the house by herself. I'm just so emotionally drained that I can't even make myself to that. I'll look back on these moments when she's older and really hate myself for it, I think.
Wendy, I'm glad you got to see the eclipse! How awesome!
Jackie, Tomorrow is 'the day'!! I'm predicting a baby tomorrow. Zoe, don't make me wrong.
Anna, there have been many times where I go to bed thinking that I'll just do better the next day and pretend that it's a restart. I'm sure AF trying to return is NOT helping you! Not reading one night is okay. My child is still wide awake at 9:35pm watching Wall E.
I had someone tell me that she felt great the day before she started labor with both of her kids and I have to say I like that positive thinking! I have felt great today considering. I got some cleaning done, went by the commissary, and even got on the floor to play with Aiden (something I haven't done recently). Been a good day! But yeah, still really ready to have this girl who is all but out to just come on out. The pressure when walking is definitely still there big time.
Jackie, I wish it was just one night. I honestly only read to her about twice a week. She LOVES books and I feel like I'm not doing enough to nurture that. I did end up reading her the foot book by dr. seuss.
When I was close to 40 weeks with Kole, my mom told me that the day before she went into labor with my brother she cleaned the whole house top to bottom. She had a sudden burst of energy and nesting and had my brother the next day. She said she felt better that day than she had in weeks. I kept waiting for that to happen to me but it never did.
If it makes you feel better Aiden wouldn't let me read to him tonight at all. He's currently locking and unlocking his door instead of going to sleep. :roll:
I should probably read to him during the day, but I haven't in awhile. He's usually off playing with cars or "cooking" so I just don't think about it. Maybe I'll think about it more once Zoe is here. At some point I should be talented enough to nurse and read to a toddler right? lol
Why do I even bother trying to put Aiden to bed at night when DH is at work? It never happens. Ever. It's after 10:30 and he's still awake. Nothing I try works. Ugh. I feel like the only mom in America who can't put her own child to bed.
Before Kole got all grabby and easily distracted we did reading during nursing. It doesn't work now.
I would suggest just putting him to bed and leaving him in there, but I think you said he's opening doors. With Lyla, her bedtime is 9pm. She gets her water sippy, her teeth brushed and then put in her bed. Sometimes she goes right to sleep and sometimes she rolls around and plays for a while first, but she doesn't come back out. I love that she's so easy to put down for night time, but she was impossible at Kole's age and up until nearly 18 months old. It was a screaming nightmare that had me in tears every night and dreading bedtime. And I think you could put your son down for nighttime. But right now you are 10 months pregnant and resistance from a toddler this late in the day is just not a fight you have the energy for.
He does just fine for the whole routine. No fighting. But 5 minutes after I leave he's out of bed, opening his door, and going down the stairs. So then I get to drag him back to bed. Repeat. Endlessly. Can't put up a gate because he's figured out how to take it down.
DH just called saying he's on his way home. I've never been more thankful for winter coming and day light savings ending. Means night flights take off a lot sooner than they used to!!!
My child has decided all he will have for tea is an egg and milk. Mum of the year award tonight. He will likely be up late tonight as well because Glee is on and he likes that.
Oh lets add cheese to the menu and a tantrum because he wants a shower and I can't be bothered tonight, hence why I didn't fight the not eating what I cooked and gave in on the egg and cheese. He's off to the fridge for another egg now.
Tuesday nights are one of the worse nights for bedtime for us. She has gymnastics until 6:15 then we get home and it's pretty much normal routine but it's like she's so tired she fights sleep. She tosses and turns like crazy and then gets so close to sleep and pops her head up.
Wendy- Madison's dinner last night was tortilla chips and shredded cheese so don't feel bad!
Egg, milk, and cheese isn't bad! Maybe not the most well rounded meal, but if it works eh I'd go with it. lol
Happy due date to me! Gotta go get ready and drive the hour to my appt. Joy.
Oh and when I woke up this morning my son was playing in the garage. :banghead: Just with his two toys down there at least. Almost everything is off the ground and on shelves thankfully. But he had taken apart the child proof door knob cover. Ya know. The one DH superglued together. My child is stronger than superglue?! WTF. And of course he just doesn't understand why I was panicking and why it's not okay for him to go in there. He kept pointing at the garage door during breakfast explaining to me why he went in there and such (I'm guessing) in toddlerese. I kept telling him not for Aiden and only with mama or dada and he looked so sad and would go back into his toddlerese explanation. *sigh*
Happy due date Jackie. I am about ready to just mail you my first years step gate--I promise Aiden would NOT be able to get it down or open it. Although given his history he might just climb it or something.
Baaaaaaaaad night last night. I was up with Adair from about 1:40-3:00, and she had her first night accident (although it wasn't all that bad--she stopped herself and got up to finish on the potty, so I just changed her pants and threw a fleece blanket down over the tiny wet spot to deal with in the morning) It was the total inability/refusal to go back to sleep that killed us. She'd lie there quietly but the minute she realized we'd left the room she'd start wailing and get up again. It didn't end until I kind of lost it on her and used a super mean voice, which of course I immediately felt bad about but OMG!!!! :banghead:
I almost never read during the day, but reading at least 2 or 3 books at night is just part of our bedtime routine. I should probably read more during the day but independent play is honestly really important at this age too. I'm more interested in just making books and reading a norm in her life than pushing anything.
Jackie the only reason we get Adair to bed is because we sit next to her bed and enforce quiet/resting until she falls asleep. It's labor intensive and annoying. We really need to work on getting her to go to sleep independently, but the only way that ever works more than VERY rarely is to yell at her, which I don't want to make into a habit, obviously. Sigh. Fortunately she USUALLY falls asleep within 15-20 minutes or so, but sometimes it takes longer. Often she's rustling around so much that I start thinking it's going to take a year, and then all of a sudden she will just shut off and start snoring like THAT, just as if someone had flipped a switch. It's so weird.
Happy Due Day Jackie!! It sounds like you got alot accomplished yesterday.
Leigh, that is how Evan is at bedtime, moving like crazy, you are thinking it's never going to end, the Boom!! He is out. Kids are crazy.
Right?! I wish I could fall asleep that fast!
Yikes, that does not sound fun Leigh! DH laid down with him last night and he was out within 15 minutes. I just can't lay down with him the way he wants me to thanks to Zoe. So I do the fetch and throw back in bed game. *sigh* Can't wait to repeat this tonight! Ha.
Oh and I'm feeling way less mobile today. Of course. This should be fun getting my Quinny Buzz in and out of the car. I can barely pick DS up!!!
Can you have him climb in/out himself, and then just do the buckle? That's what we do--it's way too hard to lift 30 pounds into the middle of a back seat for either of us. For me because I'm not that strong, especially at such an angle, and for DH because he's too big to wedge himself back there in anything but the most awkward of positions.
Yay! You made it all the way to your due date, Jackie!! Yahoo! Tell Zoe that everything is ready for her now and it's okay to come out. The weather is beautiful and it's a great day for a birthday!
Happy Due Date Day, Jackie! Zoe, feel free to make your appearance any time now!
You are going to have to put that kid in a bubble or something, Jackie. Of course, he'd figure out how to get out of it. He's too smart and too mechanically inclined for his own good. I'd have had a heart attack by now!
Seriously. I realize that this kind of technical ability/physical naughtiness is not strictly limited to boys, but still...you're making me very nervous about Adair's wish for a "bruvver"
Yeah Leigh you may need to talk to her about that.
Evan's new phrase when a song with a fun beat comes on...."Dance Mommy." It's too cute. He'll start dancing first then say that.
Adair does that too! I think it might be pretty accurate to say that Adair's dancing is hands down my favorite thing in the entire world. It can make me smile no matter WHAT. She danced her way through the grocery store yesterday and I just about died. I also nearly ran into several people and shelves because I kept watching her and not where I was going.
Dancing 2 year olds are just way too adorable.
I love watching him dance. And hearing that sweet little laugh. It doesn't matter what kind of a funk I'm in, he does that, and it's golden.
Oh my gosh, I'm so sleepy. I don't know if it's early pg or just tired, but either way, YAWN!!!
Omg, Ronin's slept from eight thirty to five last night, peiplethats sleeping through twice in one week that hads never happened in this house before.
Ronin's dances like a real boy, badly.
Girls night out Saturday to see Breaking Dawn, it will only be the second time i have gone out at night without Ronin's since he was born.
Wow, that's all great, Wendy!!!
To dance, Adair tucks her hands up into her armpits and waggles her hips. It's very similar to her "I'm a penguin" routine, actually, except she says "WADDLE WADDLE WADDLE" when she does that.
Way to go, Ronin!!! Girls night out sounds fun, Wendy!!
Leigh, that is just too cute!!!
I may be guilty of asking her to show me how a penguin walks a liiiiittle more often than necessary
Hope you find some energy! I bet it's first-tri exhaustion, though. I remember that well.
Where did Jackie go?
She's around--she just *liked* my post above.
Leigh, I would do the same. Sometimes I do that for cute words or actions from Evan. Why not? They torture us sometimes, so they should entertain us also.
I think she had a drs appt today, but I'm not sure when it was.
I was getting Ronin's to repeat about what an eclipse was yesterday, how can you resist hearing a two year old repeat an eclipse is when the moon moves across the sun
Yeah where IS Jackie.... Come out come out where ever you are!!
Madison's dance is the same for regular dancing, naked, Mickey and Gabba lol. It's all the same.
We're working on Wheels on the Bus right now. And 3 of the motions/sounds for it.
YAY Ronin!!! I think you might actually see sleep in your future Wendy. And you totally deserve a night out!
Yes, Aiden is too much sometimes. And he'll only climb into the driver's seat because that's where all the fun stuff is. Refuses to climb into the back seat into his seat. Of course. I somehow managed to get him in and out and the stroller in and out. Though the stroller was never put back the way it's supposed to go. It was more like thrown back there with a grunt. Love the stroller, but lightweight it is not.
(XP with lodge)
Boring 40 week appt! MW was happy to see that the PUPPS is getting better. I keep itch cream on me at all times and reapply as often as needed, so it doesn't look as red since I'm not scratching myself mad. All vitals are perfect. Confirmed Zoe has dropped quite a bit by my measurement (as if we had any doubt lol). No internal, which the MW was happy to see someone informed about how it won't tell when you go into labor. She assumed no internal, but did ask. Zoe kept kicking and shifting just enough to make getting her HB difficult. MW asked Zoe to stop moving so she could just get a number for her records. The MW I saw today and my favorite MW are the two on call for the rest of this week and the weekend. So now is a great time Zoe to get the MW that we love! 41 week appt will be Tuesday due to the holiday (kinda expected that). Will be an NST in office, quick u/s, and meeting with an OB to go over results. I told DH he has no choice but to go to this and screw his training. His commander is annoyed apparently. I get that DH is behind, but if anything is up they'll send me across the street to the hospital. Not a great thing for me to do alone with Aiden! Not too worried about hitting 41 weeks and if for some strange reason I do it's the OB I talked to about the VBAC and RCS risks earlier in pregnancy. He was very clearly pro VBAC then and today's MW assured me that he's not one to get paranoid unless there's truly something concerning that would even make her paranoid. She'll also be the MW in office that day if I want to talk to her about anything. I feel good about Tuesday if that were to happen. But I'm doing lots of visualizations and positive affirmations that I AM going to go into labor tonight and it'll be a fantastic VBAC. I'll repeat this every single day if need be!!!!
I think she had a drs appt today, but I'm not sure when it was.
You're right. She did. I'm just overly excited so if she's quiet for 2 minutes I'm thinking 'BABY TIME!!' I'm weird, I know.
Your not weird Anna, just voicing what lots of us are probably thinking. I wake up every morning hoping to hoo p on and see photos of Zoe.
Don't worry ladies, thanks to FB messaging and me being able to text Anna y'all will know if I think it's time! And if for some reason I can't do those, my BFF does belong to pg.org and knows to update here.
I'm so glad everything (other than the PUPPS) is going so smoothly for you! I'm just hoping (and, let's be honest, assuming) our next chat thread will be titled "WTTW, Zoe!"
Adair always wants to climb into the driver's seat too, but then I say "Am I putting you in your seat, or are you climbing in by yourself?" and if she keeps dawdling I say "One..." 99% of the time she gets in her own seat at some point in there. Fierce independence is a very useful tool for me most of the time. Although it's pretty cute when she's trying to talk her way out of it and says "No, I drive and YOU sit in my seat!" Nice try, shorty.
I'd love for the next chat thread to be the fact that she's already here!!
I'm totally stalking you Jackie. Soon! I know we shouldn't rush her, but I am so excited! It's almost VBAC time!!!!