I totally cringe when I hear women talk about their EDD like an expiration date. I know pregnancy gets tough at the end and I know I was ready to be DONE with it, but not at the risk of my baby's health. I also get a nasty feeling in the pit of my stomach whenever I see someone post pictures of their kids not properly buckled up either in the regular seat or in improperly buckled in a carseat/wrong carseat. Makes me nuts.
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I can totally see some of this beign Ronin's thought process.
Kristi, that is so awesome that you made it to nearly 2 years! Congrats.
Thanks everyone. I am proud of our 23 months. It's a little bittersweet. She weaned gradually and pretty much on her own, just like I wanted. I did encourage her toward weaning just a little, as I've become pretty sensitive now and it was uncomfortable for me. It didn't really hurt, just the sensation kind of made me want to climb the wall. And she wasn't nursing much any more, anyway. Really, what did it is she started sleeping later than me, and since I wasn't in the bed when she woke up she wasn't asking to nurse in the morning any more. Nap and bedtime she had already pretty much given up on her own.
So about 30 minutes ago Kole woke up crying. I went in there to soothe him and rock him and he vomited all over me, himself the rocker, the floor, the wall, my nightstand. I took his shirt off and took off my vomit covered clothes and nursed him back to sleep.
Anna, this post reminded me a lot of some of the issues we had with DD1 when she was a baby. She was sensitive to dairy in my diet. I did a dairy elimination diet, and she improved very quickly. I don't remember if you had tried that yet, but just a thought.
I'm a total genius, y'all! Lyla has suddenly become a PITA about peeing in the potty at home. She was doing this well and suddenly she didn't want to go in the potty anymore. I read a great blog post I found on Pinterest and it gave me this idea! See, Lyla wants to do whatever Kole is doing. If I try to feed him baby food at dinner, she wants baby food too. Sometimes if I put a diaper on him and she sees she will grab a diaper and lay down on the floor and stick her legs up for me to put in on her. So, I have been taking Kole and putting him on the potty when I take his diaper off to change it. Bingo! As soon as I sit him on the potty, she tearing her panties off wanting to go potty!! What a little weirdo.
What ever works! Maybe you can even EC Kole a bit. You really are a super mom!
So I have found the best tiem to go to the emergency department, it seems Sunday lunchtime is good, in and out in 30 minutes. Ronin was holding hubbys hand while I ordered soemlunch and decided to have a tantrum and throw himself to the floor, hubby felt a pop. We tried to have soem lunch but Ronin kept screaming and wouldn't use that arm, so we left and drove the 45 minutes home where he slept fitfully and cried the whole way. Dumped hubby at home and went to ED, when the doctor came over he looked like he was examining Ronin's wrist then twisted and said done, it's popped back in, just a minor dislocation.
He then went on to tell me to be more careful because it's a common injury, like I can stop a toddler throwing a random tantrum.
He then went on to tell me to be more careful because it's a common injury, like I can stop a toddler throwing a random tantrum.
Poor Ronin. I hope his little arm is feeling better.
Our friends' daughter has this happen a lot. She has low muscle tone (she is adopted, and the birth mom abused drugs during her pregnancy), and her shoulder would pop out sometimes even when they were just dressing or undressing her. One time they were over here playing on the swingset, and her dad was pushing her. She let go of the swing with one hand to push her hair out of her face, and flew out of the swing. But she held on with one arm and popped that shoulder out. We felt horrible, but it definitely wasn't our fault. A trip to the ER and it was back in. The dr at the ER was actually talking about showing them how to do it, because it happens to her so often.
Just had to explain to a high school friend due in October that 40 weeks is average and an *estimated* due date, not an expiration date.
It's so frustrating, isn't it. I want to scream every time I see someone post on fb that their baby should be here within a week, because their EDD is in a week. I think drs perpetuate this a lot. When one of my coworkers went in for her 39 week checkup, her dr told her their was no medical reason to be pregnant any longer, and she could schedule her induction any time. She waited until 41 weeks, when her dr told her her time was up. She got induced, pit put baby in distress and she had a c-section and spent a long time in recovery. She didn't see her baby for 8 hours, and wasn't the first to hold or feed him. Later, when telling me the story, she told me how grateful she was that the dr "saved" her baby. I wanted to tell her, the dr didn't save her baby, the dr put him in distress in the first place!
I know better than to claim that my OB saved my baby!
Really glad that we moved where I have options. And at least a pushed back date of 42 weeks before they play the "time is out" card.
It's so frustrating, isn't it. I want to scream every time I see someone post on fb that their baby should be here within a week, because their EDD is in a week. I think drs perpetuate this a lot.
Totally agree, a girl I know who was due a week before me had the doctors telling her from about 34 weeks to get her bags packed early because she wouldn,t make it the whole way. Every appointment (she did share care so saw her GP plud the hospital) so when she hit 40 weeks she was miserable because everyone had told her baby woukld be early. She ended up a week and a bit over due.
Oh great I think I ma getting sick, just what I need. Maybe I can leave work sick today, I need to go in and sort some stuff out but hopefully I can then go.
Anna, I "met" someone who had issues with her HE not rinsing poop off like it should AND she uses nothing but cold water too! She uses a diaper sprayer first and then continues on with a regular washing routine. No issues ever other than she had to play around with detergent amount, which she said was a separate issue in the long run. Erin did a cheap DIY sprayer and I know there are tuts online for turning a cheapo kitchen sprayer into a sprayer at the toilet. Or if you think you'll be moving soon, remove the inserts when possible and swish around the toilet. A bit of a pain, but it's what I've been doing whenever Aiden's poop doesn't plop off.
My voice sounds horrible. I can't talk loud enough to get my child's attention at all tonight! I hope I wake up tons better tomorrow since DH has what will end up being a 14 hour day. This should be fun.
Hope you're not sick Wendy!
I bought a poop sprayer already and we have enough water pressure that even with the water turned way down I still splatter poop all around the perimeter of the toilet.
When you know mommy had too much wine.
I've heard that it takes practice to spray correctly. I'll see if there's any videos or something tomorrow. lol.
Mommy should have wine more often. Too cute and look at her use her fork to eat! :mrgreen: As good as Aiden can be with utensils he's going back to more hands recently.
Yeah, Addy has decided she doesn't like forks anymore and asks for a spoon with everything. If that doesn't work she'll just revert to hands. Whatever.
Anna, you are brilliant for that potty trick. THERE'S that mom of the year award Wish I had some great motivation like that...Addy's doing okay with the potty, but not spectacular. She's not flat out resisting but she's just not very interested right now, and has had several frustrating accidents recently. Still hasn't gone at school yet, either. I am trying hard to be patient but man. There are no good disposable pullups...I had to buy Disney princess ones yesterday and I seriously felt disturbed. I wish she would just be DONE now. I don't want to/can't really afford to invest a bunch of money in new cloth at this point, and everything we have from before has been lent out or given away (and is mostly too small anyway...she's in 3T-4T pullups) SIGH.
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I can totally see some of this beign Ronin's thought process.
this child apparently wants to die today. Starts off with him climbing to play with the fridge water dispenser. Water everywhere. Then he decided that while I go pee he needs to spit milk out of his mouth all over the TV, TV stand, and floor. Ugh! And then when i went to pee again and to take more medicine from upstairs, this child apparently found a pen my husband left out on the kitchen counter. My birth ball and two walls are now covered with pen. :banghead:
I'm too afraid to look to see if he tagged anything else.
I'm way too sick to be dealing with this crap today. I can't breathe. I still have a sore throat and I'm still hacking up a lung. D.O.N.E!!!!!!
Ugh, Jackie! Wish I could come over and let the kids wear each other out so you could rest!!
Definitely one of the extremely rare times where I miss Del Rio. A year ago if I was this sick I could have asked my next door neighbor or my then pregnant friend to take him for a couple of hours. I just don't trust anyone here on base yet. The two friends I'm starting to make that I would trust are local mamas who don't live near the base. I see them only because town is the center point for gatherings. I told the one class wife I actually like that in the future if we're stationed at the same place we need to live closer to each other to help each other out (she had 3 boys). She's at least 30 minutes out from base.
Jackie, :bigarmhug: I can totally relate.
So I've decided that CDing isn't for everyone and I may very well be one of those. Unfortunately, I'm stuck with it now that I've spent $110 that we didn't have to spend on diapers. I was under the assumptions that it was fairly simple and I only resisted this long because of the cleaning issue and that I only have cold water to the washer. But it's not as simple as tossing them in the washer and washing them. No. You have to have all the 'right' stuff. The right washer, the right detergent, the right water. . . None of which I have. There's no buying 'special' detergent for me. If I can't buy it at my local grocery store then I can't have it. Then there's tricks to everything, certain ways it all has to be done. Special tricks to washing them in just the right washer, special tricks to use the poop sprayer, special ways to store wet diapers - which I don't have figured out either because my whole bedroom smells very strong like pee. I just spend 45 minutes in the bathroom with a 5 gallon bucket handwashing my poopy diapers in hot water and spraying them off with the poop sprayer. I have a bad back too, so after about 10 minutes of being hunkered over the bathtub or toilet my back is burning like fire and I feel nauseous. Oh, and the don't hold anything as well as disposables. Kole pooped all over the couch this morning because it all came out around the legs. /rant.
Now I need to call my realtor to tell her to drop the price on the house.
Are the diapers stinking like as soon as they're peed on? Like ammonia?
If they are smelling as soon as they're peed on, boil the microfiber inserts. It will let you start fresh from the start with these diapers!!! Then just spray poop diapers (looking for a video) and throw in your wet bag/pail liner/whatever you're using. Then just go simple with washing - rinse, wash with 1/4 of the detergent you'd normally use, extra rinse. Take a good look and smell. Dry.
It really isn't hard, you just had the bad experience. When I was talking with my BFF about this she compared your experience to most moms with BFing. It's hard as hell as first, but once you figure it out it'll be simple and second nature. She's had some issues herself with CDs due to moving and having a super skinny kiddo (at 8 months she's 14 lbs).
KEEP VENTING! I'd be angry too that this isn't working out easily at first!!!!
My pregnant friend/coworker (not the one who just had a c-section--I had two pregnant coworkers due at the same time!) just left work early because she sprung a leak! She's at 39 weeks today, I think, so send her some ELVs...she's at my birth center
How to: Diaper Sprayer - YouTube
Ooooo. Hope this goes well for her!
Add his booster seat to the list of things he destroyed this morning.
Well, at least this all means Aiden is feeling better!? Sorry Jackie Have you used the tv for its babysitting abilities to help?
Leigh- good luck to your co-worker! YAY!!! Oh I love babies
Anna- I'm SO sorry its not working! That must be super frustrating, I can't even imagine!
Wendy- holy cow, sorry about Ronin's arm! Any lingering pains that you can tell? How scary
What the heck, boy? Give your poor mama some peace!
Does he like baths? That's usually my go-to activity when all else fails. Keeps her contained and entertained, and I don't have to do anything but sit there.
Child put himself to sleep on the couch 30 minutes ago. I just moved him to his bed. Let's hope it's a good long nap. I need it.
And oh yes, this poor kid is tired of TV at this point because he's watched so much more of it for the past week. He is feeling better and probably feeling as cooped up as I was last Thursday afternoon before I got sick. Hoping that Wednesday I'll be doing much better. Power is scheduled to be out that day, so I think it'll be a good time to pick up the couple of things we need for camping this weekend and to hit up the park and such.
If I could handle sitting in the bathroom for that long I'd let him play in the tub! But I just can't. Waaaay too uncomfortable for me. How sad is that.
Do you have a camping chair or something that you can bring in there that's more comfortable? I don't really love sitting on the toilet for a long time either, come to think of it, and I'm not even pg. Hmm.
GLAD at least he's napping for you! Hope he stays down for a good long time.
Other than the glider, no chairs upstairs. Our camping chairs are currently outside in the storage closet and no way no how am I going out there because there are strange guys working on something in our backyard (they're doing something and in return we don't have the mow the lawn so we didn't really ask questions cause it's a good deal for us lol).
fair enough! I would put up with a lot if I didn't have to do any yard work. We've been attempting to retake control of ours lately, and...yeesh.
Now I'm thinking of dragging a camping chair in next time I want Addy to take a nice, long play bath, though. Maybe I'll even put my feet in the tub and have a toddler spa day
YEah, I'm seriously thinking that later on I need to move one of those chairs upstairs! I think one would fit in our hall closet. lol
Ooh! My friend just posted that it's official, baby is on his way...although her tag was from the hospital, not the birth center, so I am SO CURIOUS what is going on......sending mega ELVs to her!!!
ETA: Just talked to our boss, who knew a little more...we think it was an on-the-clock issue, since I guess she'd been leaking since about 2am but hadn't been having any contractions. Hopefully she's still able to stick to her birth plan in the hospital, though! She should have a midwife and doula with her, so I'm giving her good odds. I don't know how I can be expected to think about anything else today! BABY!!!
Just jumping back in to chat. It can't be a clock thing. My water broke at 2am and they said I had 12 hours to be in "active" labor and they were really soft on what meant "active". I hope all is OK.
We have now named Ronin's monkey I try and get him to sleep with. When he says monkey it sounds like button, so monkey is now officially known as Button
Eeeee! Sucks that her plans changed but hopefully all is going great anyway!
I'm trying to only read positive birth stories. Well, saw one posted on BWF and read it because the comments were positive. Silly me. The birth part (unplanned UB) was great, but then they called 911 right after baby was born and then the rest of the story read like a horror story to me (pretty much everything I wouldn't want after my baby arrives). Teaches me to read random birth stories!!!
Yes, I know it's not quite 12 hours yet but I'm wondering if they just decided to call it a bit early, especially if she was having NO contractions. I know they started gently offering the hospital as an option to me after my water had been broken for only about 8 hours, and I'd been in active labor since well before my water broke (just lingering at a 6 for many, many hours). I hope all is OK too, though!! I'm going to assume it is. She sounded pretty upbeat in her post, so I'm sticking with that!
Oh no! If I were you, I'd just read Christa's over and over. I'm in a definitely-good-with-one-kid frame of mind right now, but her story was seriously making me want to give birth all over again.
Monkey=button=TOO CUTE. All of Adair's animals are still just named what they are--Piggy, Teddy Bear, etc. Boring!
I totally made my husband read Christa's birth story!
The only stuffed stuff Aiden plays with regular are his Elmo and The Grinch.
I am the one who has started calling it Button as a name, whenever he says monkey thats just what it sounds like. Everything else is just what it is like doggy, bear etc.
It should be required reading for all DHs, I think. Can't hurt!
Adair has about five or six stuffed animals that she sleeps with and sometimes plays with/carries around. She rotates through which one is in favor at any given time, although Piggy is the most favorite overall. Yesterday and today it's her little brown teddy bear--she asked if she could bring it to her grandma's today, and was hugging and stroking it the whole way there, singing it lullabies, etc. So cute. I was a mega stuffed animal lover, and so was DH. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I guess
Ronin isn't hugely fussed, he often throws his stuffed toys, but I need him to find a comfort item that isn't me or my bebies (his way of saying boobies) He chucked a tantrum early this morning when he woke at 3:30am because I let him have a little bit then cut him off, he screamed bebies for at least a half hour while holding one. When he would nod off I would roll over to sleep and he would wake up screaming again and we would start bover. Hubby doesn't have to work today but guess who blisfully slept through it. On good news though, that was his only wake up last night after I managed to fight him to sleep by around 9pm.
Out of nowhere today Aiden has looked at me twice and said "boob." Since last winter it's been "de" for lord knows what reason. And then when he decided he needed the other side he actually said "other side!" Where the heck did this come from?! Not to mention nursing twice in ONE day! Even sick last week he only nursed twice total all week!
And I thought he had weaned back in early July.....:roll:
Sounds rough, but yet definitely better than it used to be!
Ronin is having a huge resurgance in wanting to nurse lately as well, he is constantly showing his hand down my shirt trying to pull one out while moving himself down to latch on screaming bebie and biting my arm if he can't manage to get a boob in his mouth. He is not going to cope with my mild attempts to night wean.
Well hey, that's something. One bad wakeup is better than many little wakeups. Addy woke up around then too, actually, and I ended up lying on her floor and falling asleep for a while because she was having trouble resettling. She kept saying "ow" and then starting to cry unless I shushed her. (I think it was the six mosquito bites on her back--she woke up in the morning complaining about them, poor girl). At least we seem to have finally taught her--when she is awake enough, not in the middle of the night--to just call for us, not scream and cry just because she is awake. Now she's started yelling "SNUGGLES! SNUGGLES!" when she wakes up in the "morning" (close enough to morning that she's totally done sleeping and knows we'll let her in our bed because the time it would take trying to coax her back down isn't worth it) It definitely is an improvement, and I'm hoping it will help teach her that waking up doesn't have to be a bad experience.
Hey, good communication, Aiden!
Thats only one night though, but in the last week we have had one night of sleeping through and one with only one wake up, two out of seven isn't bad though, right. I am trying keeping him up later, he was wanting to nurse and go to sleep around seven so now I am pushing him out to 8/8:30 to see if that will help a bit
I hope it does! Chronic sleep deprivation is probably the worst part of parenting.
We've named some of T's stuffed animals after some series of sounds she made around them. Her doggy is Gunter. She calls boobs boobies or sometimes doobies. She's still nursing tons and I highly doubt she'll self-wean before next baby arrives. I see tandem nursing in my future unless I just have to cut her off. We'll see how nursing and pregnancy go.
I'm getting wicked anxious to TTC. I'll have my date as soon as I schedule the oral component of my exam. So, within the next few weeks!
I'm not in the mood to be super Mom today. We're watching the Muppet Movie and I'm letting T eat her lunch in the living room. We tried to watch Bolt but it was scaring T. Far too much running from bad guys.
It's turned into normal sleep patterns for me by now. I think with Ronin it will go on for awhile yet, he just frets so much when he wakes up and finds no one there. Once he has more understanding I may be able to do more, but reasoning and talking him through it isn't working right now
For some kids a later bedtime does help. I know there's a lot of "experts" out there saying early bedtime is best, but I think that's way too much of a blanket statement since kids are all different.
Muppet Movie is one of Aiden's favorites. lol