Jackie, I was complaining about my stitches for MONTHS. I hope you heal faster of course and I didn't have to deal with SPD (thank goodness) but...it's only been a couple of weeks and your body just went through A LOT! No rush.
I had a lot of stitches, I tore up toward my cervix instead of the usual perineal tear. And yeah, it hurt to recover from. And it was still 1000% times better than recovery from a c/s, and I didn't have a traumatic c/s recovery at all.
SPD SUCKS. I have constant pain (aching) and it feels like someone is slicing my pelvic ligaments apart with a knife.
Yeah, I don't know why in the world my husband thinks that what I'm experiencing now (which each day I'm better and better) isn't an improvement over a CS. I had intense pain just getting in and out of the shower at 2 weeks after Aiden! Silly boy.
I'm really tempted to put up the Christmas tree already. Aiden has broken 3 ornaments today and tried to eat two others. Yes, EAT. One was a BELL. They're not even treat-ish looking ornaments!!! WTF kid. Waiting for DH to get home so he can start his leave!!!
I ate an ornament when I was 2.5, but in my defense it was a gingerbread man
At least you had good taste Leigh.
Aiden- when did bells look like something yummy kid? lol. His stories just crack me up.
We had church Christmas party last night, nothing like your kid yelling "Santa Coc%" as loud as she can. L's are silent I guess.
Oh gosh Kristi- is there anything that helps it at all?
My daughter will go outside and eat clumps of dirt in the backyard and drink water out of the dog bowl but absolutely refuses to taste the food I put on the table for dinner each night.
So far we are set to close on the 21st (the end of the world). Kole isn't sleeping well. He slept so fantastically as a newborn!! I miss that. Now I'm desperate to get him to sleep in his crib, but the most I can get out of him is 15 minutes during the day and 2 hours at night. Most of the time as soon as I lay him down in the crib he pops his eyes open and sits up reaching for me.
Lyla is having a total wailing meltdown every time I tell her not to do something (which is a lot) after getting drug back in the house when she wouldn't stay out of the dog water (she lost outside privileges).
My brother's gf is being induced on Thursday. She'll be 41 weeks. My brother told me she was being induced because she's past her due date and the doctor said that after 40 weeks there's a greater chance of problems with the amniotic fluid and stillbirth. I was PI$$ED. I hate that they always play the dead baby card!! I went on and on and had a very hard time shutting my mouth. He said that she wants to be induced and I already knew she never had any intention of trying to birth without an epidural or anything like that. I just told him to research it and not just take the doctors word for it, but that if it was her decision then it was fine, as long as she's informed. I'm praying she goes into labor before Thursday on her own!
It's frustrating hearing about the dead baby card being used for something as normal as being 41 weeks. The risks of stillbirth are technically higher, but it's not like most people aren't getting care where a quick look can tell you if things are going sour or not. Hopefully she'll go into labor by then, but if not hopefully she'll at least have a good bishop's score.
Molly, who needs those pesky l's?
Congrats on the babies and pregnancies!!! I'm going to try to follow what's going on again- now that I'm finished with school for the semester (finally!).
Argh is it Friday yet, so over work this week
Yay for the end of the semester!!
L's are silent here too, Molly. Lyla calls herself Nyna.
It's not Friday yet, Wendy, but you are one day closer than we are.
Yay, hi Elin! Glad things are calmer for you.
We didn't have much in the way of L's for a long time either, but lately Addy's been working on them. It's still hit or miss, but now sometimes she'll get out a good one here and there. We always get kind of excited Otherwise they just mostly sound like W's.
Ronan's just starting to really say more words and its fun. He says car, cheese, toy, etc. word explosion!!!
Ronan only plays with himself during maybe 1/4 of diaper changes but I'm sure that'll change soon!!!
Oh I love her little dress, how pretty! Sure can't tell they're related
Wendy- I am so ready for the weekend too!!
Anna- How's Kole feeling?
I'm 95% sure my husband has a sinus infection and he's refusing to go to flight med and see a doctor. Seriously man?! Tylenol is not going to make this go away!!!
Oh, they are SO CUTE!
Why are men so stubborn about doctors?!
Come on man, sinus infections are easy to treat!!
Sorry forgot to turn off my signature I'm outta the routine withhold something till he goes in maybe....
Ronin calls himself Nonin, it's so cute I almost don't want him to say it properly for a long time. He can do L's but he used to be so funny doing them. I wish I could find my camera so I could record him doing Jingle bells, he sings jingle bells jingle bells and waves his hands like ringing a bell.
Biggest Toy, Gear, and Clothing Recalls of 2012
Do you remember these top recalls? I certainly don't remember anything about the carter's sleepers!
Okay...some recalls are just so silly. Nightlights shorting out and causing fires? Okay. A bunny ear that can poke a kid in the eye area? REALLY??
Well the bumbo seats were mostly recalled because too many parents put their kids on counters and the kids fell over.
which it says right on there you shouldn't do...i don't understand the point of the belt, if the kid falls off the counter in the seat how is the belt going to help?!
Yeah...it won't. I thought the Bumbo one was dumb too. THAT IS USER ERROR, not the product's fault. Unless a product is MALFUNCTIONING (like the ones that had dangerous electrical shorts, or parts that were breaking under normal conditions) I think most recalls are kind of ridiculous. Why don't you just get your kid a giant hamster bubble to live in? :roll:
Our highchair was recalled because there are little screws on the legs (covered with a plastic cap) and kids had hit their face on them or something. Well, good grief. They were just little plastic numbs at this point with the caps so they sent us these big bulky plastic domes to cover them with. I think they'd hurt more!
Tomorrow starts more Christmas fun for us. It'll be non-stop from then until Tuesday evening. I'll be on here some today and tomorrow while I'm at work, but just in case I miss you: I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I can't wait to see what our LO's get from Santa.
Merry Christmas to you too! We will definitely need a post-Christmas picture thread
Hello ladies!! Sorry I've been MIA for the last couple of weeks. My grandfather passed away last Tuesday, so I was away from everything except family for a while. Back to work now and it took me a couple of days to catch up from being gone.
Wendy, I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother, I'll be praying for her. Good luck getting a BFP this month.
Elin, glad to see you back on here. I was wondering about you the other day.
Let's get rid of those sick bugs. It sounds like you all have had it rough.
I think we are ready for Christmas here. I bought my Grandma's gifts for her so she didn't have to get out. I got it finished today. Glad mine was already done, that made it easier. DH has Evan's kitchen together in the shop ready to be put out from Santa. I'm excited to see how he is going to react!
So sorry to hear about your grandfather! Nice that you were able to help your grandma out in that way.
I'm so excited for the Christmas reaction too!!!
so sorry to hear about your grandfather
Stacy, sorry to hear about your grandfather.
Random question: anyone else have a child who is terrified of fuzz/dust? I had to deal with a screaming fit in the car the other day because Rowan took her sock off and there was fuzz on her foot and she needed me to "pick it off mama! now! pick it off!" which I couldn't do while driving. She screamed the rest of the way home and kept her foot as far from the rest of her body as possible. On a different occasion earlier this week, she refused to enter her poop corner because she wanted me to "smash a cricket" that she saw there. The cricket was just a dust bunny, and even after I moved it, she wouldn't go back in the corner by herself and was hysterical - her need to poop in private conflicted with her need for protection from all the terrible dust. She ended up pooping in her quiet corner instead, and she was not happy about it.
I just found out I'm hosting christmas dinner for the in-laws. Now I need to figure out what to make. I think we're going to tell them about my pregnancy over dinner, even though its a little early to share that information. I need to come up with a food that implies pregnancy so I can tell them the meal is symbolic and see if they can guess. Maybe I'll put a tiny cornish game hen inside a turkey.
I'm pretty sure that would be the best pregnancy reveal ever.
And no...never had a dust issue. But Adair is afraid of power lights, particularly if they blink, move, or change in any way. There's one on our external hard drive that blinks, and if I leave her in the living room when it's semi dark so she notices it, she freaks out about being "scared of that blue light!!!!" She used to loathe the parent unit of the baby monitor too, and still brings up how scary it was sometimes, even though we haven't used it for months. Toddlers are strange creatures.
mine is the opposite, he LOVES lights. any kind makes him excited.
Never had the fuzz issue, and that would be an AWESOME reveal
My Nanna's life support was turned off today. I haven't heard anything but I am assuming it's either already been done or will be soon and she may already be gone. They scanned today and found she had no brain activity. I am so sad right now, my manager at work walked passed as I got the news on the phone so she saw me get all upset. I can't cry though until Ronin is in bed and when we go to the funeral I will have to hold it together as well. I really really want a bfp now, I need some happy news, but still not feeling it.
So sorry for your loss, Wendy.
Sara, that sounds like a great idea.
Crazy about the dust thing. And I'm with Janice, Evan loves lights in any shape or form.
Wendy, I'm so sorry you are going through this. Night time cries seem to work. But if I couldn't hold mine in until then last week, I would have to leave the room. Or at one point, I broke down on DH's chest in the living room and he just held a pillow out in front of me so Evan wouldn't see and get scared. Still sending prayers for your family.
It's weird--Adair loves all other lights. Christmas lights are a huge hit. But she intermittently decides to be scared of power lights. It is SO WEIRD. This morning she said she was afraid of our alarm clocks, or rather "Those radio things with red letters" lol
(((more hugs to you as well, Stacy)))
Haha, I like how she describes your alarm clocks.
Thanks Leigh. This has been a little rough. We were so close, our whole family is. I called he and my grandmother everyday. It's a little weird talking to only her now. DH had made the comment before that when he first started hanging around our family, he didn't know how he was going to help me get through him passing. I knew it was close and I told DH that I was afraid I would mc this pregnancy if it happened during it. I'm doing my best to not dwell and stay destressed. So far I think it's working. It helps a little that he and my grandmother knew it was going to happen sooner than later and they were at peace with it.
On a happier note, Happy Friday Everyone!!! My little monster woke up on the very wrong side of the bed this morning with some serious attitude. It finally got better as we were leaving the house. Crazy kiddos!!
Stacy I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandfather. I'm glad your grandmother seems to be doing well.
Wendy- I'm sorry about your Nanna. I'm sure it hurts, but I pray she goes peacefully.
Knowing it's coming and having the time and ability to make peace with it certainly helps, but I know you must still just really miss him! I'm glad at least that worry about your grandmother isn't adding stress, though. She sounds like a strong lady.
Our little monsters are funny! Adair has been just...full steam ahead lately. She's either the best thing that has ever existed or making me want to pull my hair out pretty much 24/7. Fortunately the balance has been on the "best thing ever" side, so overall I'll take it. It sure is entertaining most of the time!
For example she was horrible--just HORRIBLE--to DH a couple of days this week, and it was really breaking his heart. Then yesterday he got an "I love Daddy" and from then on she's been completely fine with him. So frustrating but...short lived, at least!
No one has told me anything but her life support was turned off about 5:30/6pm last night and at that stage she was breathing on her own but it was slowing, it could be minutes/hours or days that she lasts after the machines went off but they weren't expecting very long.
Now I am going to have to start a fight so that I can get the family christening gown. I hope either a) no one else wants it or is happy for my Dad (oldest child) to be the custodian of it and b) no one has turfed it. To my knowledge I am the only one to have used it among my cousins, traditions like that are important to me. This gown was used for my Dad and his siblings, most of my cousins and I and then Ronin. I Baptise my babies early so it fits, another cousin waits until they are a year old. I don't want it lost, thrown out of me never able to use it again and as my Dad is the oldest I think he should have it, to be passed along to the oldest of each generation. I'm even willing to pay for the restoration.
:bigarmhug:Stacy, I'm sorry about your grandfather.
:bigarmhug: Wendy, I'm sorry to hear about your Nana. I hope you are able to get the family christening gown without drama.
Regarding the fear of fuzzies, Isabelle isn't exactly scared of them, but she hates having them on her hands-she will pick up some invisible fuzzy off the floor and then come to me crying to get it off of her finger-I can't even see anything usually and I'm like "why did you pick it up if you didn't want it on you kid?"
I am off work until Jan. 2- we got out early at 3pm today. So incredibly excited to have a break. DH, DD and I went for a drive to look at Christmas lights tonight and also drove through a living nativity that a local church puts on-they provide a CD to listen to that talks about the various scenes as you drive along-DD really enjoyed it, especially seeing the animals they had. We will be leaving Sunday to visit my family and I am looking forward to home cooking that I don't have to cook, lol!
I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather Stacy. ((hugs))
Good luck with telling the ILs!
Sara, that is really odd about the dust and fuzz! Zoe is afraid of the dark. If she's awake there must be a light on or she screams bloody murder.
Aiden could care less about anything. I've lost count the number of times he's seen me cry. He probably thinks it's normal. :roll:
Wendy, more ((hugs)) about your Nana. Hope you track down the gown easily!
Zoe has pretty much screamed every night until sometime around 3-5am. Except for last night. We all got to sleep. Thank God. We might not survive the weekend if it wasn't for last night!!! Really suspecting that she has reflux though. Paid attention big time yesterday making sure she was sitting up for every feed and stayed upright afterwards. I've also cut out dairy to see if it helps. I remember normal newborn screaming from Aiden. Zoe's screams are way beyond that. She always looks so panicked.
Jackie, reflux sure does suck. Simon used to bf 24/7 for relief. We tried zantac which didn't do much then got him on a ppi which made a world of difference.
Deacon is totally opposite Simon. He sleptt for 8 hours last night and refused a dream feed. That's right I woke a sleeping baby cause I was so paranoid! Even during the day he sleepss a lot and doesntt seem to bf a lot compaared to Simmon. If it wasn't for his weightt gain I'd be totally paranoid. I think I have an over supply right now though so he gets tons in a short time.
Are you willing to try meds with zoe? Finally getting Simon to take a soother helped.
Ok I was busy yesterday so didn't get to come and vent. Around lunch time I got a text from my Mum telling me they had just then turned the machines off and Nanna's breathing was slowing. WTF people can I get a consistent story from anyone. It was another aunt who had told her that. I've heard nothing since
We had a huge day yesterday, went into town and did some stuff, got Ronin a hair cut, came home for him to hopefully sleep but he wouldn't so hubby took him to the pool while I did the groceries, then I joined them, then we went to a carols night at a local church. They had a free family fun night with jumping castles. petting zoo etc. Ronin had a great time and we left early because he was so tired and looked at a few Christmas lights on the way home. He passed out in the car and went to bed fully clothed. He promptly wet the bed 40 minutes later and had a night from hell.
Jackie that sounds awful. I'm glad you guys finally got some sleep. Maybe you all can get that reflex under control.
Wendy sorry about the drama. That certainly doesn't help the situation. I hope you are able to get that gown. Sounds like the night was great until the wet bed.
Wendy, sorry about your nana :bighug: i hope you get a clear answer soon on what is going on and that there is no drama over the gown. I agree, it should go to the oldest.
Jackie, I hope you find out what the issue is. Never had to deal with reflux, but I'm sure it sucks!
Are you willing to try meds with zoe? Finally getting Simon to take a soother helped.
Found out today that apparently I was dairy sensitive as a baby! Never knew that before! Thanks mom for being helpful AFTER the fact. She's done really well today. It's currently midnight and she's snoozing away! I've been dairy free for over 48 hours now. If that's it it's helping.
I'm trying to do what we can ourselves right now just because there's just one ped on base and with the holidays it's super hard to be seen currently. If we're still having issues in Jan I'll make an appt then for an official diagnosis and go from there. She does like the soother when she's hurting. If she's not hurting she doesn't want it at all. Which makes sense for a reflux baby.
That is really interesting, Jackie! I'm so glad that SOMETHING is helping, and if it's something as relatively simple as going off dairy for a few months at least, I'm glad you figured it out pretty quickly and are getting some rest!
Man, with all the dairy sensitivity in this family I almost feel like preemptively avoiding it with #2 and just trying it once we've settled in to see what happens. I'd rather avoid as much all-night screaming as possible.
Totally random, but it doesn't feel like Christmas. It doesn't feel special and I feel no excitement about it at all. I assembled the stupid little trike/bike thing I got for Kole. I say I, because I did it. All of it. I shopped. I bought. I got it out tonight. I am the one who will wrap it (if it gets wrapped). DH didn't even know anything about what they got until I got it out tonight. If it had been up to him we never would have got presents at all for them. They way he sees it is that they are too young to care or remember it and they'd have been fine without presents. It really irks me. These first few Christmases aren't about what they will remember. I will remember it! And I will remember the piece of crap toy I just assembled that is total junk and not good enough for my babies. I will remember how I tried so hard to make it special and exciting and nobody else gives a flying fart. I wish I'd married a man who was concerned about making days special for me, ever. He doesn't. I hate this $hit. I hate life.
Merry Christmas all. It was a good day, until lunch when just as we sat down we got the call my Nanna had passed away about 5 minutes before.